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OBJECTIVE Betatrophin, a newly identified hormone, has been recently characterized as a potent stimulator that increases the production and expansion of insulin-secreting β-cells in mice, but the physiological role of betatrophin remains poorly understood. This study measured for the first time serum betatrophin levels in newly diagnosed patients with type(More)
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE Oxytocin can affect energy homeostasis and has interesting potential as a metabolic disease therapeutic. We detected serum oxytocin levels in obese (OB) and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) subjects and investigated the relationships between serum oxytocin levels and glycolipid metabolism, insulin resistance, pancreatic β-cell function,(More)
Adipose tissue is now recognized to be an important endocrine organ, secreting a variety of adipokines that are involved in the regulation of energy metabolism, insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome. C-reactive protein (CRP) is considered as one of the most sensitive markers of inflammation. A number of studies have shown that elevation of CRP(More)
Nowadays, Floating Car Data (FCD), which is becoming an important way to acquire traffic information, has been widely taken to estimate speed or travel time on road. In this paper, we introduce the concept of outlier mining into Automatic Incident Detection (AID) based on FCD and propose a novel AID approach on urban arterial road. According to the(More)
OBJECTIVE To observe the trend in the change of incidence and mortality of female breast cancer in Tianjin and evaluate its effect of prevention. METHODS Method of descriptive epidemiology was used to study the epidemic situation of female breast cancer in Tianjin. RESULTS The incidence of breast cancer in Tianjin had increased by 39.7% from 1981 to(More)
Endometritis is one of the main diseases that harms the dairy cow industry. Tanshinone IIA (TIIA), a fat-soluble alkaloid isolated from Salviae miltiorrhizae, has been reported to have potent anti-inflammatory properties. However, the anti-inflammatory effects of TIIA on a mouse model of lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced endometritis remain to be elucidated.(More)
Lactoferrin (LF) is one of the most abundant proteins found in milk, and it has been reported to have anti-inflammatory properties. However, the anti-inflammatory effects of LF on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced endometritis and the underlying molecular mechanisms remain to be elucidated. In this study, we evaluated the effects of LF on LPS-induced(More)
Field experiment on uptake and accumulation of Cd, Cu and Se in grains by 57 rice cultivars grown on a single Wuzhatu (a black heavy soil) in Jiangsu Province were conducted. The grain concentrations of Cd, Cu and Se varied in the range of 0.099 +/- 0.039, 4.86 +/- 2.595, 0.035 +/- 0.007 mg/kg respectively, demonstrating remarkable inter-species difference(More)
An ideal bone implant should facilitate the formation of a new bone layer as an osteo-integrated interface between bone and the implanted biomaterials. In the present work, the interface between carbonated hydroxyapatite (CHA) cement and bone was evaluated by interfacial bonding strength measurements and histological characterizations. CHA cement was(More)
BACKGROUND Cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen-4 (CTLA-4) is a critical immunoregulatory molecule that attenuates the antitumor response by elevating the T-cell activation threshold, thus inducing occurrence of cancer. OBJECTIVE Several studies have reported the associations of CTLA-4 polymorphisms and bone sarcoma, but the findings remain to be further(More)