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Our results indicate that overexpression of the GhWRKY39 - 1 gene enhances resistance to pathogen infection and tolerance to high salt and oxidative stress in transgenic Nicotiana benthamiana. WRKY transcription factor genes play significant roles in the response to biotic and abiotic stresses. Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum) is an important fiber and oil crop(More)
BACKGROUND To reduce harm caused by health care is a global priority. Medical students should be able to recognize unsafe conditions, systematically report errors and near misses, investigate and improve such systems with a thorough understanding of human fallibility, and disclose errors to patients. Incorporating the knowledge of how to do this into the(More)
BACKGROUND Observational studies of the relationship between hyperuricemia and the incidence of hypertension are controversial. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the association and consistency between uric acid levels and the risk of hypertension development. METHODS We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, CBM (Chinese Biomedicine(More)
BACKGROUND Due to language limitations, the abstract of journal article may be the only way for people of non-Chinese speaking countries to know about trials in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). However, little is known about the reporting quality of these trial abstracts. Our study is to assess the reporting quality of abstracts of randomized controlled(More)
BACKGROUND Clear, transparent and sufficiently detailed abstracts of randomized trials (RCTs), published in journal articles are important because readers will often base their initial assessment of a trial on such information. However, little is known about the quality of reporting in abstracts of RCTs published in medical journals in China. METHODS We(More)
BACKGROUND Mortality and morbidity from acute myocardial infarction (AMI) remain high. Intravenous magnesium started early after the onset of AMI is thought to be a promising adjuvant treatment. Conflicting results from earlier trials and meta-analyses warrant a systematic review of available evidence. OBJECTIVES To examine the effect of intravenous(More)
BACKGROUND Patient safety culture is an important measure in assessing the quality of health care. There is a growing recognition of the need to establish a culture of hospital focused on patient safety. This study explores the attitudes and perceptions of patient safety culture for health care workers in China by using a Hospital Survey on Patient Safety(More)
Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is a complex three-dimensional deformity of the spine. The cause and pathogenesis of scoliosis and the accompanying generalized osteopenia remain unclear despite decades of extensive research. In this study, we utilized two-dimensional fluorescence difference gel electrophoresis (2D-DIGE) coupled with mass spectrometry(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE H2 S induces vasodilatation by opening KATP channels but it may also affect other ion channels. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of H2 S on intestinal motility in rats and its underlying mechanism. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH The tension of intestinal muscle strips, afferent firing of intestinal mesenteric nerves,(More)
This paper addresses the globally stable tracking control problem of a class of uncertain multiple-input–multiple-output nonlinear systems. By employing the radial basis function neural networks to compensate for the system uncertainties, a novel switching controller is developed. The key features of the proposed control scheme are presented as follows.(More)