Hua Gan

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PURPOSE The objective of this study was to evaluate the dosimetric feasibility of using hippocampus (HPC) sparing intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) in patients with locally advanced nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). MATERIALS/METHODS Eight cases of either T3 or T4 NPC were selected for this study. Standard IMRT treatment plans were constructed using(More)
To explore the effects of 1,25-(OH)2D3 and lipopolysaccharide (LPS) plus human recombinant interleukin-15 (IL-15) on expression of vitamin D receptor (VDR) and STAT5, and cytoskeletal rearrangement in human monocytes incubated with sera from type 2 diabetes (T2DM) patients and diabetic nephropathy (DN) patients with uremia. Peripheral sera were isolated(More)
Tubulointerstitial fibrosis (TIF) is caused by the progressive loss of renal tubular cells and the consequent replacement of the extracellular matrix. The progressive depletion of renal tubular cells results from apoptosis and necroptosis; however, the relative significance of each of these cell death mechanisms at different stages during the progression of(More)
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