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Several million individuals with cleft lip and palate (CLP) exist in China, and it is estimated that at least 30,000 newborns with CLP are born every year. How to give them an optimal treatment with excellence is still a problem in most areas. The treatment of cleft patients presents various situations around world that are different from those in the(More)
Objective : This study aimed to analyze the asymmetry of the pyriform aperture and alar base in patients with unilateral secondary nasal deformities by three-dimensional computed tomography (3D-CT). Methods : 3D-CT images of the subject group of 101 adult patients and of a control group of 65 normal adults were examined. Sixty-nine patients without alveolar(More)
Both the Notch1 and PI3K/Akt pathways are aberrantly activated in clear cell renal cell carcinoma (CCRCC) and involved in the tumorigenesis. The aim of this study was to test our hypothesis that elevated Notch1 signaling activity exerts its growth-promoting effects via the PI3K/Akt pathway in CCRCC. To investigate the relationship between the two pathways,(More)
DNA methylation, which affects gene expression and chromatin stability, is catalyzed by DNA methyltransferases (DNMTs) of which DNMT1 possesses most abundant activity. PI3K/PKB pathway is an important pathway involved in cell proliferation, viability, and metabolism and often disrupted in cancer. Here we investigated the impact of PKB on DNMT1 and DNA(More)
Androgen-independent prostate cancer (AIPC) is difficult to treat. Present study is to explore the inhibitory effect of a cytokine environment on AIPC and its mechanism. We utilized nerve growth factor (NGF)/γ-interferon (γ-IFN) to change the cytokine environment. Animal models and 2 androgen receptor (AR)-negative prostate cancer cell lines were used to(More)
Since transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) of the upper urinary tract is a relatively uncommon malignancy, the role of adjuvant radiotherapy is unknown. We treated 133 patients with TCC of the renal pelvis or ureter at our institution between 1998 and 2008. The 67 patients who received external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) following surgery were assigned to the(More)
OBJECTIVE To establish a new method of presurgical nasoalveolar molding (NAM) using computer-aided reverse engineering and rapid prototyping technique in infants with unilateral cleft lip and palate (UCLP). METHODS Five infants (2 males and 3 females with mean age of 1.2 w) with complete UCLP were recruited. All patients were subjected to NAM before the(More)
OBJECTIVE The expression of UDP-GalNAc:polypeptide N-acetylgalactosaminyltransferase-12 (pp-GalNAc-T12) was studied in 3 normal human tissues (stomach, small intestine and colon), 3 stomach and 6 colon cancer cell lines, as well as in the resected cancer tissues and normal tissues (control) from 19 patients with colorectal cancer. METHODS Marathon Ready(More)
A multi-residue analysis method for simultaneous determination of nine subclasses of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in milk and dairy products by ultra-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (UPLC-MS/MS) has been established. The sample was initially extracted and deproteinized with ascorbic acid buffer (0.01M, pH 3) and(More)
Title: Dynamical seasonal prediction of tropical Indo-Pacific SST and Australian rainfall with improved ocean initial conditions. CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology advise that the information contained in this publication comprises general statements based on scientific research. The reader is advised and needs to be aware that such information may be(More)