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BACKGROUND Dysconnectivity hypothesis posits that schizophrenia relates to abnormalities in neuronal connectivity. However, little is known about the alterations of the interhemispheric resting-state functional connectivity (FC) in patients with paranoid schizophrenia. In the present study, we used a newly developed voxel-mirrored homotopic connectivity(More)
BACKGROUND Neuroimaging studies in unaffected siblings of schizophrenia patients can provide clues to the pathophysiology for the development of schizophrenia. However, little is known about the alterations of the interhemispheric resting-state functional connectivity (FC) in siblings, although the dysconnectivity hypothesis is prevailing in schizophrenia(More)
OBJECTIVE Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) play an important role in tissue repairing and regeneration in ischemic organs, including the brain. However, the cause of EPC migration and the function of EPCs after ischemia are unclear. In this study, we demonstrated the effects of EPCs on ischemic brain injury in a mouse model of transient middle cerebral(More)
BACKGROUND Timely prediction of stroke outcomes is important for proper personalized treatment. In the present study, we aimed to develop cocktail blood biomarkers to increase prediction efficiency using a combination of hemostasis, inflammatory and repair-related biomarkers. METHODS 105 patients suffering from acute ischemic stroke were divided into good(More)
BACKGROUND This study was undertaken to explore whether there is a cerebellar compensatory response in patients with first-episode, treatment-naive major depressive disorder (MDD). The cerebellar compensatory response is defined as a cerebellar hyperactivity which would be inversely correlated with both the activation of the functionally connected cerebral(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) plays a key role in the development of cerebral infarction as a major mediator of angiogenesis. The aim of this study was to investigate whether the VEGF gene polymorphisms were associated with the risks of acute cerebral infarction. METHODS We examined the distribution of three single(More)
Growing evidence suggest that microglia may play an important role in the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative disease including Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, and so forth. The activation of microglia may cause neuronal damage through the release of reactive oxygen species and proinflammatory cytokines. However, the early response of microglial(More)
Prior work has shown entropy-based DDOS detection is suitable for detecting low-rate DOS. A key challenge in this approach is to determine the most suitable threshold for detecting DDOS attacks accurately. To address this challenge, we propose an advanced entropy-based (AEB) scheme, which divides variable rate DDOS attacks into different fields and treats(More)
BACKGROUND Structural and functional abnormalities of the default mode network (DMN) and their correlations with personality have been found in somatization disorder (SD). However, no study is conducted to identify regional neural activity and its correlations with personality in SD. In this study, regional homogeneity (ReHo) was applied to explore whether(More)
White matter (WM) abnormality in somatization disorder (SD) has not been reported yet. This study was designed to elucidate the alterations in WM integrity in SD. A total of 25 patients with SD and 28 healthy controls were enrolled in the study. WM integrity was analyzed using tract-based spatial statistics. No differences were found between the patients(More)