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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), a newly identified damage-associated molecular pattern, has been observed in trauma patients, however, little is known concerning the relationship between plasma mtDNA levels and concrete post-traumatic complications, particularly systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS). The aim of this study is to(More)
BACKGROUND The neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) was recently shown to be a remarkable prognostic factor in tumors. Moreover, some studies have indicated that the combination of NLR and platelet to lymphocyte ratio (PLR) could be a better prognostic factor. As the combined prognostic value of NLR and PLR in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is not(More)
BACKGROUND Low serum Vitamin D is considered to be associated with tuberculosis while the "dangerous" level was not clear. The aim of this study was to identify the association between tuberculosis and serum Vitamin D levels via synthesis of available evidence. METHODS A search of EMBASE, Medline, ISI Web of knowledge, and Pubmed was conducted. The number(More)
Studies of the association between the purinergic receptor P2X, ligand-gated ion channel 7 (P2X7 receptor) gene 1513A/C polymorphism and susceptibility to tuberculosis have yielded inconsistent results. We performed this meta-analysis to help clarify these inconsistencies. After systematically searching PUBMED, MEDLINE, EMBASE and ISI Web of knowledge, two(More)
Targeting to antigen-presenting cells and efficient intracellular delivery of pDNA are essential for development of microsphere formulations of DNA vaccine. Biodegradable polymers containing acid-labile segments and galactose grafts were developed to entrap pDNA polyplexes into microspheres, which were proposed to promote transfection efficiency of pDNA.(More)
OBJECTIVES Current aim of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treatment is to achieve remission in as many patients as possible. Rates of remission and clinical outcomes after treatment with abatacept in biologic-naive rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients with early disease and an inadequate response to methotrexate (MTX) versus patients with ≥ 10 years of disease were(More)
Despite improvements in diagnostics and treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), it remains the leading causes of cancer-related mortality worldwide. In more recent years, mutiple lines of evidence have highlighted long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) serve as novel class of regulators of cancer biological processes, including proliferation, apoptosis and(More)
It is a great surprise that the genomes of mammals and other eukaryotes harbor many thousands of long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs). Although these long noncoding transcripts were once considered to be simply transcriptional noise or cloning artifacts, multiple studies have suggested that lncRNAs are emerging as new players in diverse human diseases, especially(More)
Biodegradable polymers containing acid-labile segments and galactose grafts were formulated into nanoparticles in current study, and enhanced cellular uptake and subcellular distribution were clarified. Quantum dots (QDs) was utilized as an imaging agent and a model of bioactive substances, and entrapped into nanoparticles of around 200 nm through a(More)
MiR-200a has been reported to be able to suppress the epithelial-mesenchymal transition process in pancreatic cancer stem cells, suggesting that miR-200a could suppress the metastasis of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). However, its role in proliferation and metastasis of PDAC and the underlying mechanism by which miR-200a works in PDAC have not(More)