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Angiogenesis is a critical component of the proliferative endometrial phase of the menstrual cycle. Thus, we hypothesized that a stem cell-like population exist and can be isolated from menstrual blood. Mononuclear cells collected from the menstrual blood contained a subpopulation of adherent cells which could be maintained in tissue culture for >68(More)
This study aimed to investigate whether NLRP3 is associated with IBD in Chinese Han population. Three SNPs were genotyped using polymerase chain reaction with sequence-specific primers in 288 patients [232 Crohn’s disease (CD) patients, 56 ulcerative colitis (UC) patients] and 274 controls. In IBD group, the results showed no significant association. When(More)
BACKGROUND The gene encoding CD14 has been proposed as an IBD-susceptibility gene with its polymorphism C-260T being widely evaluated, yet with conflicting results. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between this polymorphism and IBD by conducting a meta-analysis. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS Seventeen articles met the inclusion(More)
Four novel double-stranded RNA molecules, named dsRNA 1 (5124 bp), dsRNA 2(1711 bp), dsRNA 3 (1423 bp) and dsRNA 4 (855 bp), were detected in strain HNHS-1 of Ustilaginoidea virens, the causal agent of rice false smut disease. Sequence analysis showed that the dsRNA1 contains two overlapping open reading frames (ORF) potentially encoding proteins with(More)
Several observations have led us to a new hypothesis for cancer mechanism. First, that cancer appears only on those multicellular organisms with complicated wound-healing capacities. Second, that wounds considered as risk factors can be identified in all cancers in clinics. And finally, that oncogene activation appears not only in cancer, but also in normal(More)
This paper presents an analytical study of synchronization in an array of output-coupled temporal Boolean networks. A temporal Boolean network (TBN) is a logical dynamic system developed to model Boolean networks with regulatory delays. Both state delay and output delay are considered, and these two delays are assumed to be different. By referring to the(More)
BACKGROUND Crohn's disease (CD) is an immune-related disease with genetic predisposition. This study aimed to investigate the association of three polymorphisms in the signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) gene with CD risk in a Chinese population. METHODS We conducted a hospital-based case-control study involving 232 CD patients and(More)
The objectives of this study were to detect the expressions of microRNA-218 (miR-218) in human gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) tissues and cells and explore its effects on the biological features of GIST-T1 cells and the expression of its target gene KIT, so as to provide new insights for GIST treatment. Using quantitative real-time polymerase chain(More)
In this study, three dsRNA segments from the rice false smut fungus Ustilaginoidea virens, the causal agent of a serious disease in rice, with molecular size ranging from 1.3 to 5 Kb, were isolated and named as dsRNA-L, dsRNA-M, and dsRNA-S. The complete nucleotide sequences of dsRNA-M and dsRNA-S were determined and analyzed. The dsRNA-M putatively encodes(More)
To obtain high photovoltaic performances for the emerging copper zinc tin sulfide/selenide (CZTSSe) thin film solar cells, much effort has deservedly been placed on CZTSSe phase purification and CZTSSe grain size enhancement. Another highly crucial but less explored factor for device performance is the elemental constitution of CZTSSe surface, which is at(More)