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BACKGROUND Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a leading cause of mortality in many countries. Considerable studies have been carried out to investigate the relationship between the C242T and A640G polymorphisms of CYBA gene and CAD, but the results were still inconsistent. Hence we conducted a meta-analysis to clarify the association. METHODS AND RESULTS A(More)
BACKGROUND Low levels of oxygen in tissues, seen in situations such as chronic lung disease, necrotic tumors, and high altitude exposures, initiate a signaling pathway that results in active transcription of genes possessing a hypoxia response element (HRE). The aim of this study was to investigate whether a change in miRNA expression following hypoxia(More)
Caenorhabditis elegans is a well-established model organism for the study of various biological areas. However, the procedures generally used for this worm are limited by the low throughput, low automation, and imprecise delivery of external stimuli. Microfluidics technology is emerging as an attractive and enabling platform to overcome these problems. In(More)
The cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) serves a pivotal role in normal epithelial homeostasis; its absence leads to destruction of exocrine tissues, including those of the gastrointestinal tract and lung. Acute regulation of CFTR protein in response to environmental stimuli occurs at several levels (e.g., ion channel phosphorylation,(More)
Multiple neurotrophic and/or growth factors, recently nominated as "angioneurins", play the key roles in mood modulation and neuroplasticity, and their dysfunction might be involved in the pathophysiology and treatment of mood disorders. We examined serum levels of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), fibroblast growth factor (FGF)-2, nerve growth(More)
Many pathogenic bacteria that infect humans, animals and plants rely on a quorum-sensing (QS) system to produce virulence factors. N-Acyl homoserine lactones (AHLs) are the best-characterized cell-cell communication signals in QS. The concentration of AHL plays a key role in regulating the virulence-gene expression and essential biological functions of(More)
Renal clear cell carcinoma (ccRCC) is characterized by frequent mutation in SETD2, which has recently been shown to regulate mismatch repair (MMR). We aim to investigate the association between MMR machinery genes and SETD2 mutation in ccRCC. We exploited the Genomics of Drug Sensitivity in Cancer (GDSC) database to identify selective inhibitors for SETD2(More)
Previous studies have shown that phthalate exposure in childhood is associated with the development of respiratory problems. However, few studies have assessed the relative impact of prenatal and postnatal exposure to phthalates on the development of asthma later in childhood. Therefore, we assessed the impact of prenatal and postnatal phthalate exposure on(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effects of intravenous administration of dexamethasone on early postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD). METHODS In this prospective randomized trial, 1000 patients with facial spasm undergoing microvascular decompression (MVD) were randomly assigned to receive normal sodium (Dex-0 group, n=333), dexamethasone 0.1 mg/kg(More)