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[1] This study is concerned with the quantitative prediction of dust storms in real time. An integrated wind erosion modeling system is used for 24-, 48-, and 72-hour forecasts of northeast Asian dust events for March and April 2002. The predictions are validated with synoptic records from the meteorological network and dust concentration measurements at 12(More)
BACKGROUND Non-hormonal contraception methods have been widely used, but their effects on colonization by vaginal lactobacilli remain unclear. OBJECTIVE To determine the association between non-hormonal contraception methods and vaginal lactobacilli on women's reproductive health. METHODS The cross-sectional study included 164 healthy women between(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The genetic predisposition on the development of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) has been poorly understood. A functional polymorphism Val175Met was reported in phosphatidylethanolamine N-methyltransferase (PEMT) that catalyzes the conversion of phosphatidylethanolamine to phosphatidylcholine. The aim of this study was to investigate(More)
Human lactoferrin (hLTF), an 80-kDa iron-binding glycoprotein, has antitumor activity. In this study, a recombinant adenovirus containing the human lactoferrin cDNA (ad-rhLTF) was constructed and its effect on tumor growth was investigated in mice bearing EMT6 breast cancer. Ad-rhLTF was injected seven times within 14 days into the tumor site at two(More)
Phytochemicals used in cancer therapy and prevention are an important source. Betulinic acid (BetA), a lupine-type pentacyclic triterpenoid saponin from plants, has shown anti-tumor activity in some cell lines in previous studies. In this paper, its anti-tumor effect and the possible mechanisms were investigated in U14 tumor-bearing mice. The results showed(More)
Human lactoferrin (hLTF) is an 80KD iron-binding protein. It has been reported that hLTF exists anti-tumor effects. In this study Adenovirus Vectors Mediated Human Lactoferrin cDNA (ad-rhLTF) was constructed and an antitumor effects of ad-rhLTF were investigated in mice bearing EMT6 breast carcinoma. The results demonstrated that ad-rhLTF (5 x 10(8) and 25(More)
OBJECTIVES Human lactoferrin, an 80 kDa iron-binding glycoprotein, has antitumour effects. We have explored the potential therapeutic role of re-expressing human lactoferrin gene product in human breast cancer. METHODS A recombinant adenovirus expressing the human lactoferrin cDNA (ad-hLTF) was constructed and used to infect breast cancer cells. KEY(More)
Paeonol is a major phenolic micromolecular component of Moutan cortex Radicis, a traditional Chinese Medicine. It has shown antitumor effects in previous studies; however, the underlying mechanisms remain unknown. This study investigated the mechanism by giving treatments of placebo, cyclophosphamide, paeonol of 150 and 300 mg/kg to 4 groups of mice bearing(More)
BACKGROUND Although there was a report about the seasonal variation in Wuhan city, it only analyzed the prevalence data of pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) cases, and just studied the seasonality by subgroup of smear positive and negative from 2006 to 2010 by spectral analysis. In this study, we investigated the seasonality of the total newly notified pulmonary(More)
Remitting seronegative symmetrical synovitis with pitting edema (RS3PE) is a rare condition in the elderly and can appear as a first presentation of various types of rheumatic and malignant diseases. We presented a 62-year-old man with the diagnosis of RS3PE based on the clinical sign and laboratory data. Because of the possibility of associated(More)