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As an important long noncoding RNA, Hox transcript antisense intergenic RNA (HOTAIR) is involved in the development and progression of various carcinomas. However, the role and genetic alterations of HOTAIR in gastric cardia adenocarcinoma (GCA) occurrence and progression have not been elucidated. We performed a case-control study in a population of north(More)
Geometry compression is the coding of 3D geometric data in a form that requires less space to store and less bandwidth to transmit. Animated geometry compression is the compression of temporal sequences of geometric data. An octree-based motion representation method in which a small set of motion vectors are generated for each frame by analyzing the motion(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies have indicated that the performance of glomerular filtration rate (GFR) estimation equations vary according to the races of the target population. The Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration (CKD-EPI) equation has not been validated in the Chinese population including patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and(More)
Cells in liver spheroids and Hep G2 spheroids transferred from gyrotatory culture conditions and maintained in normal static culture conditions will spread out at the edges. Based on this observation, we developed a new test called the Spheroid Cell Spreading Inhibition Test (SCSIT) to screen hepatic cytotoxicity of xenobiotics and determine the spheroid(More)
Cytotoxicity endpoints, spontaneous glucose secretion/consumption and LDH and gamma-GT release, were characterised in rat liver and HepG2 spheroids as in vitro models for toxicology studies. Preprepared rat liver spheroids and HepG2 spheroids cultured in a six-well plate format were exposed to varying concentrations of galactosamine, propranolol,(More)
Luminescent dye-doped silica nanoparticles (FloDots) have been developed for ultrasensitive bioanalysis and diagnosis in the past several years. Those novel nanoparticles are highly luminescent and extremely photostable. In this paper, we review the preparation, characterization, bioconjugation and bioapplication of FloDots. All the results clearly(More)
BACKGROUND Prophylactic treatment of individuals with latent Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection is an essential component of tuberculosis control in some settings. In China, the prevalence of latent tuberculosis infection, and preventive interventions against this disease, have not been systematically studied. We aimed to assess the prevalence of latent(More)
BACKGROUND Association studies have been employed to investigate the relationships between host single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and susceptibility to pulmonary Tuberculosis (PTB). However, such candidate genetic markers have not been widely studied in Chinese population, especially with respect to the disease development from latent M. tuberculosis(More)
<i>Geometry compression</i> is the coding of 3D geometric data in a form that requires less space to store and less bandwidth to transmit. <i>Animated geometry compression</i> is the compression of temporal sequences of geometric data. An octree-based motion representation method in which a small set of motion vectors are generated for each frame by(More)
The receptor tyrosine kinase, ephrin type-A receptor 2 (EphA2), is normally expressed at sites of cell-to-cell contact in adult epithelial tissues, however, recent studies have shown that it is also overexpressed in various types of epithelial carcinomas, with the greatest level of EphA2 expression observed in metastatic lesions. In the present study, the(More)