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BACKGROUND The continuous chemical, physical, and inflammatory insults of prolonged continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) incite mesothelial cell responses, which may result in peritoneal fibrosis. The transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta), especially the isoform TGF-beta 1, has long been known to play crucial role in the fibrogenic process.(More)
We compared the performance of three widely used linear multivariate methods for autofluorescence spectroscopic tissues differentiation. Principal component analysis (PCA), partial least squares (PLS), and multivariate linear regression (MVLR) were compared for differentiating at normal, tubular adenoma/epithelial dysplasia and cancer in colorectal and oral(More)
A rare case of pulmonary carcinoid tumor exhibiting morphologically as a monophasic synovial sarcoma is reported. The patient is a 37-year-old man who presented with shortness of breath for several weeks. The chest computed tomographic scan showed a 3.5 cm pulmonary mass in the left lower lobe.The lesion was an oval, tan nodule displaying features of(More)
Neuroblastoma is a common childhood tumor and accounts for 15% of pediatric cancer deaths. To investigate the microRNA (miRNA) profile and role of Dicer and Drosha in neuroblastoma, we assessed the expression of 162 human miRNAs, Dicer and Drosha in 66 neuroblastoma tumors by using real-time PCR methods. We found global downregulation of miRNA expression in(More)
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