Hongjing Xia

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Interictal electroencephalography (EEG) has clinically meaningful limitations in its sensitivity and specificity in the diagnosis of epilepsy because of its dependence on the occurrence of epileptiform discharges. We have developed a computer-aided diagnostic (CAD) tool that operates on the absolute spectral energy of the routine EEG and has both(More)
New neurons generated by the neural stem cells (NSCs) in the adult hippocampus play an important role in emotional regulation and respond to the action of antidepressants. Depression is a common and serious side effect of interferon-α (IFN-α), which limits its use as an antiviral and antitumor drug. However, the mechanism(s) underlying IFN-induced(More)
Developing EEG-based computer aided diagnostic (CAD) tools would allow identification of epilepsy in individuals who have experienced possible seizures, yet such an algorithm requires efficient identification of meaningful features out of potentially more than 35,000 features of EEG activity. Mutual information can be used to identify a subset of(More)
Despite considerable effort to remove it, the ballistocardiogram (BCG) remains a major artifact in electroencephalographic data (EEG) acquired inside magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners, particularly in continuous (as opposed to event-related) recordings. In this study, we have developed a new Direct Recording Prior Encoding (DRPE) method to extract(More)
Mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma arising in the thymus is a rare disorder that shows a strong association with autoimmune disease. Several MALT-lymphoma-specific and -associated chromosomal abnormalities, including t(11;18), t(14;18), t(1;14), trisomy 3 and trisomy 18, are known to occur. The former translocation results in apoptosis(More)
Adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATL) is a highly aggressive tumor caused by human T-cell leukemia virus type 1. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are closely involved in the development and progression of various tumors. Here we investigated the dysregulation of miRNAs in ATL and its clinical significance. Studies using miRNA arrays and subsequent real-time reverse(More)
Behavioral problems, school failure, and memory impairment are common among children with epilepsy. Currently, no effective treatment exists to promote recovery and neuron regeneration after seizures. To investigate the efficacy of environmental enrichment in reversing early-life seizure-induced changes in exploratory behavior and gene expression, we(More)
Pulmonary mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma is unique in that chronic inflammation is rare and that API2-MALT1 fusion, resulting from t(11;18)(q21;q21), occurs frequently. In this study, we examined 20 cases for API2-MALT1 fusion using the multiplex reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction and looked for trisomy 3, trisomy 18, and(More)
Forkhead box P1 protein is a transcription factor involved in cell signaling and regulation of gene expression and is essential for B-cell development. Forkhead box P1 overexpression has been associated with a worsened prognosis in some B-cell lymphomas. However, little is known about the clinicopathologic significance of forkhead box P1 in T-cell(More)
SUMMARY New neurons generated by the neural stem cells (NSCs) in the adult hippocampus play an important role in emotional regulation and respond to the action of antidepressants. Depression is a common and serious side effect of interferon-a (IFN-a), which limits its use as an antiviral and antitumor drug. However, the mechanism(s) underlying IFN-induced(More)