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Twenty-six avian infectious bronchitis (IB) viruses (IBV) were isolated from outbreaks in chickens in China between 1995 and 2004. They were characterized by comparison with twenty-six Chinese reference strains and five other IBV strains. Chinese IBVs, which were mainly nephropathogenic, were placed into seven genotypes. Fourteen Chinese IBV isolates were(More)
PURPOSE Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a systemic, autoimmune disease resulting in the destruction of the affected joints. Over the past 5 years, several new genes or genetic regions associated with AS have been identified in the Chinese population. This paper aims to discuss the major findings and related potential mechanisms of these studies in our(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Although scientists in China have generated a considerable amount of new information about spondyloarthritis (SpA) in recent years, part of it was published in Chinese. The aim of this review is to summarize all SpA articles for the benefit of English readers. RECENT FINDINGS In the field of epidemiology, prevalence of SpA in China has(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE Fascin 1 is the 55kDa F-actin- binding cytoskeleton protein. Fascin 1 gene was cloned from a human teratocarcinoma. Up to now, the carcinogenesis mechanism of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma is unclear. The study was designed to identify the differentially expressed proteins and mRNAs between the human immortalized esophageal(More)
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS; MIM 106300) is a common rheumatic disease with strong genetic components affecting approximately 0.3% of the population. The exact genetic mechanism of AS remains elusive. Our previous study showed that AS could be transmitted in an autosomal dominant inheritance mode and a 6-cM candidate region located on the chromosome(More)
To demonstrate the potential for increasing implantable sensor life span by sensor surface microstructuring, microwells were fabricated into SU-8(an epoxy based negative photoresist material). The microstructured surfaces were modified with heparinized medical grade polyurethane and the biocompatibility of the surfaces was evaluated with respect to protein(More)
OBJECTIVES To screen susceptibility loci for ankylosing spondylitis (AS) using an affected-only linkage analysis based on high-density single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in a genome-wide manner. PATIENTS AND METHODS AS patients from ten families with Cantonese origin of China were enrolled in the study. Blood samples were genotyped using genomic DNA(More)
In China, most distribution networks employ small current grounded system and more neutral point resonant grounded systems [1] have been put into use. Single-phase earthing fault accounts for 70% of total fault in distribution system [2]. When single-phase earthing fault occurs in resonant grounded system, the grounded current is very small and the line to(More)
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