Huifen Jiang

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OBJECTIVE Transforming growth factor β1 (TGFβ1) promotes tumor growth and metastasis in the later stage of cancer development. In this study, we explored whether TGFβ1 polymorphisms were associated with increased risk of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) in a Chinese population. DESIGN Case-control study. SETTING Hospitals of the Department of(More)
BACKGROUND The tumor suppressor TP53 and its negative regulator MDM2 play crucial roles in carcinogenesis. Previous case-control studies also revealed TP53 72Arg>Pro and MDM2 309T>G polymorphisms contribute to the risk of common cancers. However, the relationship between these two functional polymorphisms and nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) susceptibility(More)
The Debye series has been a key tool for the understanding of light scattering features, and it is also a convenient method for understanding and improving the design of optical instruments aimed at optical particle sizing. Gouesbet has derived the Debye series formulation for generalized Lorenz-Mie theory (GLMT). However, the scattering object is a(More)
We derive the formula of the Debye-series decomposition for normally incident plane-wave scattering by an infinite multilayered cylinder. A comparison of the scattering diagrams calculated by the Debye series and Mie theory for a graded-index polymer optical fiber is given and the agreement is found to be satisfied. This approach permits us to simulate the(More)
As members of adhesion molecule families, CD44 transmembrane glycoproteins have been originally thought to be essential for the formation of multicellular organisms and soon recognised to be able to initiate metastatic spread of tumour cells. To investigate the association between CD44 polymorphisms and nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC), we carried out a(More)
We have derived the formula for the Debye-series decomposition for light scattering by a multilayered sphere. This formulism permits the mechanism of light scattering to be studied. An efficient algorithm is introduced that permits stable calculation for a large sphere with many layers. The formation of triple first-order rainbows by a three-layered sphere(More)
—In this paper, tunable single-negative (TSNG) metamate-rials based on microstrip with varactor diodes loading are investigated. By tuning the external voltage, our structure can provide either an epsilon-negative or a mu-negative band gap, with varying gap width (the ratio of bandwidth to center frequency can be from 0 to over 100%) and depth (from 0 dB to(More)
We report a case of an infertile man with severe oligoasthenoteratozoospermia with a partial azoospermia factor b (AZFb) deletion and duplication region within chromosome Yp11.2. The hormonal profile was normal for serum concentrations of follicle-stimulating hormone, luteinizing hormone, testosterone and oestradiol. The patient, who showed a 46,XY(More)
Polymorphisms in Interleukin (IL)-21 have been researched in several cancers, but the association between IL-21 polymorphisms and thyroid cancer remains unclarified. This case-control study explored the role of five tagSNPs (rs12508721C>T, rs907715G>A, rs13143866G>A, rs2221903A>G and rs4833837A>G) in IL-21 gene in thyroid cancer development. IL-21 genotypes(More)
By means of geometrical optics we present an approximation method for acceleration of the computation of the scattering intensity distribution within a forward angular range (0-60 degrees ) for gradient-index spheres illuminated by a plane wave. The incident angle of reflected light is determined by the scattering angle, thus improving the approximation(More)