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Time-course studies of gene expression are essential in biomedical research to understand biological phenomena that evolve in a temporal fashion. We introduce a functional hierarchical model for detecting temporally differentially expressed (TDE) genes between two experimental conditions for cross-sectional designs, where the gene expression profiles are(More)
Chronic neuropathic pain is associated with global changes in gene expression in different areas of the nociceptive pathway. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small (~22 nt long) non-coding RNAs, which are able to regulate hundreds of different genes post-transcriptionally. The aim of this study was to determine the miRNA expression patterns in the different regions(More)
Tannins are a group of widely distributed plant polyphenols, some of which are beneficial to health because of their chemopreventive activities. In the present study, we investigated the effects and action mechanisms of woodfordin I, a macrocyclic ellagitannin dimer, on human chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) K562 cells. The results showed that woodfordin(More)
Accumulating evidences demonstrated that early postnatal maternal separation induced remarkable social and memory defects in the adult rodents. Early-life stress induced long-lasting functional adaptation of neuroendocrine hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, including neuropeptide corticotrophin-releasing hormone (CRH) in the brain. In the present study, a(More)
OBJECTIVES To explore the genetic and molecular events that control subclones exhibiting distinct invasive/migratory capacities derived from human epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) cell line A2780 and SKOV3. METHODS Single-cell subclones were isolated and established that were derived from the SKOV3 and A2780 cell lines through limiting dilution(More)
Many studies have investigated on the association between TP53 Arg72Pro polymorphism and risk of glioma, but the impact of TP53 Arg72Pro polymorphism on glioma risk is unclear owing to the obvious inconsistence among those studies. To shed light on these inconclusive findings and get a quantitative assessment of the association between the TP53 Arg72Pro(More)
This computational study identifies the rhombic D2hC2 (BeH)4 (2a) to be a species featuring double planar tetracoordinate carbons (ptCs). Aromaticity and the peripheral BeBeBeBe bonding around CC core contribute to the stabilization of the ptC structure. Although the ptC structure is not a global minimum, its high kinetic stability and its distinct feature(More)
BACKGROUND Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome is a rare syndrome that is characterized by congenital aplasia of the uterus and the upper portion (2/3) of the vagina. Previous attempts to identify causal mutations of MRKH syndrome have primarily resulted in negative outcomes. We investigated whether these reported variants are associated with(More)