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BACKGROUND The prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MS) has been increasing in China in recent years. The aim of this study is to estimate and compare the prevalence of MS among Chinese adults in Shanghai, one of the most economic developed areas in China, using definitions proposed by World Health Organization (WHO), National Cholesterol Education Program(More)
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most common and most malignant type of primary adult brain cancer. The most common phenotype associated with GBM is cellular invasion; however, the molecular mechanisms governing this process are poorly understood. Targeting protein for Xenopus kinesin-like protein 2 (TPX2) is a nuclear protein with roles in cellular(More)
BACKGROUND Malignant glioma is the most common primary brain tumors directly correlated with the high mortality and poor prognosis in clinical practice. MicroRNAs (miRNAs or miRs) influence numerous cancer-relevant processes including cell proliferation, differentiation and metabolism. However, the role of microRNA in malignant glioma is largely unknown.(More)
Malignant gliomas are the most common primary brain tumors in adults and are associated with the highest mortality rate. Glioma invasion is one of the most notable causes of the poor prognosis of this cancer. Preventing the invasive behavior of malignant glioma cells by altering effector molecules can significantly improve the prognosis of a patient.(More)
BACKGROUND Few population-based studies have examined the relationship between glycemic status and chronic kidney disease (CKD) in China. We examined the prevalence of CKD across categories of glycemia [diagnosed diabetes, undiagnosed diabetes (fasting plasma glucose [FPG] ≥ 126 mg/dL), prediabetes (FPG 100-126 mg/dL) and normal glycemia (FPG <100 mg/dL)](More)
Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) is a distinct cerebrovascular disorder, and ~50% of CVST patients progress to cerebral venous infarction, resulting in elevation of cerebral venous pressure. Anticoagulation is the standard initial treatment and is associated with a reduced relative risk of mortality and dependency. Recombinant human soluble(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the effect and safety of polylacticglycolide acid copolymer (PLGA) and recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein 2 (rhBMP-2) as implanted biomaterials for reconstruction orbital floor defects in sheep and find the relationship between implant materials degradation and orbital floor defects restoration. METHODS Nine sheep (eighteen(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the efficiency and safety of transfection of PEGFP-IL-1ra plasmid via cation polymer mediation (poly-ethylenimine, PEI) by injection into the corneal stroma. METHODS Human IL-1ra cDNA fragments were cloned by RT-PCR. Plasmid PEGFP-hIL-1ra recombinants were constructed and transferred into corneal endothelial cells (CEC) via cation(More)
MicroRNA-130b (miR-130b) is a novel tumor-related miRNA that has been found to be involved in several biological processes. However, there is limited evidence regarding the role of miR-130b in the tumorigenesis of human gliomas. In the present study, reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) assays were used to quantify miR-130b(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the clinical value of allograft acellular dermal matrix in the treatment of eyelid defects. METHODS From November 2001 to November 2002, 10 patients (8 male and 2 female; age varied from 14 to 47) with 11 eyelids were treated by eyelid reconstruction in situ with implantation of 1 mm thick allograft acellular dermal matrix. In 11(More)