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The etiology and pathogenesis of preeclampsia remain unclear. Little is known about the possible impact of adiponectin gene polymorphisms on the pathogenesis of preeclampsia. In this study, we analyzed the association of two adiponectin single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) with preeclampsia. One hundred eighty-eight Han Chinese pregnant women were(More)
Brand strategy is a critical problem in new product promotion. In relation to this, producers typically have two main options, namely, brand extension and new brand creation. The current study investigated the neural basis of evaluating these brand strategies at the brain level by using event-related potentials. The experiment used a word-pair paradigm, in(More)
Prohibitin (PHB), a potential tumor suppressor, has been shown to inhibit cell proliferation by repressing E2F-mediated transcription. But little is known about the role of PHB involved in tubulointerstitial fibrosis (TIF). Here, for the first time, we found PHB protein was positively expressed at normal renal tissues, strongly down-regulated in renal(More)
Brain metastasis as the first symptom of lung cancer is a unique clinical entity. We conducted a retrospective study to investigate the clinical characteristics and survival of patients with lung cancer whose first symptom was brain metastases in an Asian population. A retrospective study of 186 such patients who had been admitted to one institution in(More)
To investigate the clinical characteristics of patients with brain metastases as the initial manifestation of their systemic cancer in a Chinese population, a retrospective study of 254 such patients admitted to Huashan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, China between January 1, 2003 and December 30, 2008 was performed. Data were collected to determine(More)
It was widely believed that incentives could effectively enhance the motivation of both students and employees. However, psychologists reported that extrinsic reward actually could undermine individuals' intrinsic motivation to a given interesting task, which challenged viewpoints from traditional incentive theories. Numerous studies have been carried out(More)
To develop biocompatible composite microspheres for novel hemostatic use, we designed and prepared a novel biomaterial, composite microspheres consisting of carboxymethyl chitosan, sodium alginate, and collagen (CSCM). The ultra-structure of CSCM was investigated by scanning electron microscopy assay. In hemostatic function experiment, it was found that(More)
An individual's willingness to share resources declines as the social distance between the decision maker and the recipient increases, which is known as social discounting. This social-distance-dependent prosocial behavior is likely to be influenced by the region in which individuals were raised. Based on previous studies on social discounting, this(More)
Human intrinsic motivation is of great importance in human behavior. However, although researchers have focused on this topic for decades, its neural basis was still unclear. The current study employed event-related potentials to investigate the neural disparity between an interesting stop-watch (SW) task and a boring watch-stop task (WS) to understand the(More)
A new series of 1,5-disubstituted 1,3,5-hexahydrotriazine-2-N-nitroimines (4a-4x) were designed and synthesized as novel chiral neonicotinoid analogues. The single-crystal structure of 4n was further determined by X-ray diffraction, and its S configuration was confirmed. Preliminary bioassay showed that compound 4e, 4k, 4u, 4v exhibited excellent(More)