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BACKGROUND RT-qPCR is a preferred method for rapid and reliable quantification of gene expression studies. Appropriate application of RT-qPCR in such studies requires the use of reference gene(s) as an internal control to normalize mRNA levels between different samples for an exact comparison of gene expression level. However, recent studies have shown that(More)
BACKGROUND Human infections with different avian influenza viruses--eg, H5N1, H9N2, and H7N9--have raised concerns about pandemic potential worldwide. We report the first human infection with a novel reassortant avian influenza A H10N8 virus. METHODS We obtained and analysed clinical, epidemiological, and virological data from a patient from Nanchang(More)
We studied the expression and regulatory effects of ESC self-renewal molecule Nanog in colorectal cancer (CRC). Immunohistochemical analysis of 175 colorectal tumor samples showed that overexpression of Nanog was strongly correlated with poor prognosis, lymph node metastasis and Dukes classification for CRC. Univariate and multivariate survival analyses(More)
The aim of this study is to investigate whether the expression of CD147 could be a prognostic factor for hepatocellular carcinoma. Tissue samples from 111 hepatocellular carcinoma patients were immunohistochemically stained with anti-CD147, anti-matrix metalloproteinases-2 and anti-vascular endothelial growth factor antibodies. Tumor microvessel density was(More)
INTRODUCTION Although the new classification of premature ejaculation (PE) has been proposed by Waldinger et al., there have been few studies investigating the four PE syndromes in China. AIMS We investigated the prevalence and factors associated with the complaint of PE and the four PE syndromes in Anhui province, China. METHODS Between September 2011(More)
OBJECTIVE The prognostic role of tumor biological markers (biomarkers) in predicting recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) was investigated in this study, the results of which may help to select appropriate candidates for liver transplantation (LT). METHODS Tissue samples from 82 HCC patients with cirrhosis who had undergone LT were(More)
Organismal aging is influenced by a multitude of intrinsic and extrinsic factors, and heterochromatin loss has been proposed to be one of the causes of aging. However, the role of heterochromatin in animal aging has been controversial. Here we show that heterochromatin formation prolongs lifespan and controls ribosomal RNA synthesis in Drosophila. Animals(More)
The present study aimed to determine the association between levels of the gender hormones, follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinizing hormone (LH), progesterone (P) and prolactin (PRL), and two breast cancer molecular markers, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (Her-2) and Ki67, in post-menopausal patients with breast cancer. A retrospective(More)
PURPOSE We aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of flexible ureteroscope for treating kidney stones and the risk factors for infectious complications following flexible ureteroscope (FURS) with a holmium laser. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the data of 227 patients with kidney stones who underwent flexible ureteroscope with a holmium laser at our(More)
To identify novel biomarkers of metastasis of colorectal cancer (CRC), we developed an orthotopic implantation model of murine CRC and selected in vivo M5, a subclone of the SW480 CRC cell line with enhanced potential for metastasis to the liver. We compared the differences in the gene expression profiles between M5 and SW480 cells using gene expression(More)