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The models to predicate software reliability using test coverage (TC) have been widely studied in recent years. An increasing number of TC based software reliability models (TC-SRMs) have been developed. Meanwhile, to quantify the degree of effectiveness of software testing comprehensively, over ten kinds of TC measures have been proposed and each of them(More)
Granulocytes are pivotal regulators of tissue injury. However, the transcriptional mechanisms that regulate granulopoiesis under inflammatory conditions are poorly understood. Here we show that the transcriptional coregulator B cell leukemia/lymphoma 3 (Bcl3) limits granulopoiesis under emergency (i.e., inflammatory) conditions, but not homeostatic(More)
The mechanisms by which innate immune signals regulate alloimmune responses remain poorly understood. In the present study, we show by intravital 2-photon microscopy direct interactions between graft-infiltrating neutrophils and donor CD11c(+) dendritic cells (DCs) within orthotopic lung allografts immediately after reperfusion. Neutrophils isolated from(More)
Multiple studies have shown a link between chronic inflammation and lung tumorigenesis. Inbred mouse strains vary in their susceptibility to methylcholanthrene (MCA)-initiated butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT)-promoted lung carcinogenesis. In the present study we investigated whether neutrophils play a role in strain dependent differences in susceptibility to(More)
Transient receptor potential channels are important mediators of thermal and mechanical stimuli and play an important role in neuropathic pain. The contribution of hereditary variants in the genes of transient receptor potential channels to neuropathic pain is unknown. We investigated the frequency of transient receptor potential ankyrin 1, transient(More)
The mechanisms that link bacterial infection to solid organ rejection remain unclear. In this study, we show that following the establishment of lung allograft acceptance in mice, Pseudomonas aeruginosa airway infection induces a G-CSF-dependent neutrophilia that stimulates acute rejection. Graft-infiltrating neutrophils sharply upregulate the B7 molecules(More)
The aim of the study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of 1-h infusion of recombinant human atrial natriuretic peptide (rhANP) in combination with standard therapy in patients with acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF). This was a phase III, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter trial. Eligible patients with ADHF were randomized(More)
The tooth belongs to the trigeminal sensory pathway. Dental damage has been associated with impairments in the central nervous system that may be mediated by injury to the trigeminal nerve. In the present study, we investigated the effects of damage to the inferior alveolar nerve, an important peripheral nerve in the trigeminal sensory pathway, on learning(More)
Manganese-containing superoxide dismutase (Mn-SOD) is one of the most important superoxide dismutases found in many eukaryotes and bacteria. In this study, the full-length cDNA of mitochondrial manganese superoxide dismutase from Pleurotus ostreatus (PoMn-SOD) was obtained. It contained 776 nucleotides with an open reading frame (ORF) of 663 bp, encoding(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the clinical and radiological features of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). METHODS Analysis of the clinical presentation, chest radiographs, course of disease and features of severe pneumonia in 45 SARS patients diagnosed at our hospital in Beijing between April 5 - 20, 2003. Also included is a summation of the clinical(More)