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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)
<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)
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)
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)
Using animated visualization tools has been an important teaching approach in computer science education. We have developed three visualization and animation tools that demonstrate various information security concepts and actively engage learners. The information security concepts illustrated include: packet sniffer and related computer network concepts,(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)
We report here the combined application of (1)H magic angle spinning (MAS) and high-resolution NMR spectroscopy and pattern recognition methods to study the effects of a model toxin (D-galactosamine) in liver spheroid cultures. (1)H NMR spectra of metabolic profiles of spheroids showed closer similarities to intact liver spectra than those of isolated(More)