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BACKGROUND To date there is no information on the expression of mediators associated with tissue remodeling in Asian patients with chronic rhinitis with (CRSwNP) or without (CRSsNP) nasal polyps. OBJECTIVES To study the expression of TGF-beta1, matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases (TIMPs), collagen, and regulatory T(More)
The objective of this research was to create a Mandarin closed-set sentence recognition test based on the English pediatric speech intelligibility (PSI) test (Jerger & Jerger, 1984 ) for evaluation of speech perception in children as young as three years of age. Developmentally normal children (N = 93), 3-6 years of age, were administered the Mandarin PSI(More)
This study established a numerical model to investigate the degradation mechanism and behavior of bioabsorbable cardiovascular stents. In order to generate the constitutive degradation material model, the degradation characteristics were characterized with user-defined field variables. The radial strength bench test and analysis were used to verify the(More)
The normal trajectory of early prelingual auditory development from birth to 24 months of age was characterized in a sample of 120 normal-hearing infants and toddlers of Mandarin-Chinese-speaking parents. The Infant-Toddler Meaningful Auditory Integration Scale (IT-MAIS) was administered to parents as a structured interview during routine pediatric health(More)
After the reduction in the use of broad-spectrum insecticides, Adelphocoris suturalis (Hemiptera: Miridae) has become an important pest of transgenic cotton, Gossypium hirsutum L., in China. A. suturalis is a highly mobile insect, moving rapidly in and out of crop fields, and traps baited with sex pheromones may be useful in monitoring and controlling its(More)
HYPOTHESIS To study variations in cochlear size and shape with potential implications for cochlear implants. BACKGROUND A comprehension of the cochlear morphology is essential for nontraumatic electrode insertion and hearing preservation in individual surgery. METHODS A total of 310 normal developed cochleae with three-dimensional multiplanar(More)
Adipose tissue is closely associated with angiogenesis and vascular remodeling. Chemerin is involved in inflammatory reaction and vascular dysfunction. However, the mechanisms of chemerin participating in vascular remodeling and whether Growth arrest-specific homeobox (Gax) can effectively intervene it remain obscured. Here, 3T3-F442A preadipocytes were(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the expression of myeloid cell leukemia 1 (MCL-1) proteins and survivin and its correlation with cell apoptosis as well as with the development and progression of B cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (B-NHL). METHODS TdT-mediated dUTP nick end labeling and immunohistochemistry were used to study cell apoptosis and expression of MCL-1(More)
Perivascular adipocyte (PVAC) proliferation and differentiation were closely involved in cardiovascular disease. We aimed to investigate whether phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) and mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) signaling pathways enhance PVAC functions activated by insulin-like growth factor 1(IGF-1) and suppressed by mesenchyme homeobox 2(More)
AIM To investigate the role of nuclear translocation of calcyclin binding protein, also called Siah-1 interacting protein (CacyBP/SIP), in gastric carcinogenesis. METHODS The expression of CacyBP/SIP protein in gastric cancer cell lines was detected by Western blot. Immunofluorescence experiments were performed on gastric cancer cell lines that had been(More)