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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) constitutes an important subtype of stroke. In a prior study, we found that the city of Changsha, People's Republic of China, not only had a high incidence of stroke, but also had almost the highest incidence of cerebral hemorrhage. To provide information for preventing and managing ICH, we undertook this(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Although we demonstrated willed movement (WM) therapy can facilitate the patients actively participating in the physical activities by cognitive and perceptual stimulation in our previous study, the molecular mechanisms of the willed movement on the patients remains unclear. We initially established the model of WM intervention for(More)
Genome-wide association studies have associated clusterin (CLU) variants with Alzheimer's disease (AD). However, the role of CLU on AD pathogenesis is not totally understood. We used cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and plasma CLU levels as endophenotypes for genetic studies to understand the role of CLU in AD. CSF, but not plasma, CLU levels were significantly(More)
Fibrinogen plays an important role in the intrinsic and extrinsic pathways of blood coagulation. This study investigated the association between common variants in the fibrinogen gene and the risk of developing sporadic cerebral hemorrhage (CH). We performed genotyping analyses for three single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) in the fibrinogen gene in a(More)
OBJECTIVES It has been reported that human serum paraoxonase (PON1) gene is associated with coronary heart disease (CHD) and diabetes mellitus (DM). However, little is known about the role of PON1 gene polymorphism in cerebral infarction (CI). For this, we have investigated the relationship between PON1 gene polymorphisms, Q192R and L55M, and CI in Chinese(More)
OBJECTIVES We studied the association between mitochondrial aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH2) Glu504Lys (rs671 or ALDH2*2) polymorphism and coronary artery disease (CAD), and sought to clarify the mechanisms underlying this association. METHODS The ALDH2 rs671 polymorphism was genotyped in 417 CAD patients and 448 age- and gender-matched controls. All(More)
Genome-wide association studies of 146 plasma protein levels in 818 individuals revealed 56 genome-wide significant associations (28 novel) with 47 analytes. Loci associated with plasma levels of 39 proteins tested have been previously associated with various complex traits such as heart disease, inflammatory bowel disease, Type 2 diabetes, and multiple(More)
Endothelial cells (ECs) apoptosis induced by oxidized low-density lipoprotein (ox-LDL) is thought to play a critical role in atherosclerosis. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of noncoding RNAs that posttranscriptionally regulate the expression of genes involved in diverse cell functions, including differentiation, growth, proliferation, and apoptosis.(More)
The toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4), predominantly known for its role as an important mediator of immune reactions, is expressed in atherosclerotic lesions. Atherosclerosis resulting in cerebral or carotid arterial stenosis/occlusion plays the most important role in the occurrence of cerebral infarction (CI), and thus TLR4 polymorphisms may influence formation(More)
UNLABELLED Study Type - Diagnostic (exploratory cohort) Level of Evidence 2b What's known on the subject? and What does the study add? The present study was to perform contrast-tuned imaging (CnTI) technology to detect prostate cancer and compare the use of CnTI technology for the detection of prostate cancer with conventional ultrasonography. The(More)