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BACKGROUND Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the airway that is mediated by T-helper 2(TH2) cells. Thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) can aggravate asthmatic lung inflammation by activating dendritic cells (DCs) to promote TH2 differentiation. TSLP promoter polymorphisms are associated with susceptibility to bronchial asthma in Japanese(More)
Short-range wireless communication technologies have been used in many security-sensitive smartphone applications and services such as contactless micro payment and device pairing. Typically, the data confidentiality of the existing shortrange communication systems relies on so-called “key-exchange then encryption” mechanism. Namely, both parties need to(More)
VANET is new kind of Ad hoc. It is widely used in ITS (Intelligent Transportation Systems), which has many characteristics as large scale network, fast moving nodes, the frequently changing topological structure and easily divided networks. Therefore, routing protocol design must fully consider of this characteristics with much node information that bring a(More)
Following emergence of the tumor stem cell theory, the increasing number of related studies demonstrates the theory's growing importance in cancer research and its potential for clinical applications. Few studies have addressed the in vitro or in vivo properties of glioma stem cells from a Han Chinese population. In the present study, surgically obtained(More)
Model driven architecture (MDA) is a method which can build abstract model for business logic, and generate the ultimate complete application based on the abstract model. Procedure blueprint is a program process representation method which can describe the behavioral process of software formally. In this paper, we give a model of Web service development(More)
This study aimed to identify the role and regulation of thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) in asthmatic airway remodelling. To identify the expression of TSLP, α smooth muscle actin (α-SMA) and collagen I in bronchial tissues, bronchial biopsy specimens were collected from patients with asthma and healthy controls and stained with specific antibodies,(More)
microRNAs are regarded as promising drugs for glioma gene therapy. However, conventional administration routes, such as oral administration and intravenous infusion, present low efficiency due to the blood-brain barrier and intercellular retention, thereby limiting their application. Recent studies showed poly(amido(More)
BACKGROUND Pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) is reported to be an effective adjunct for the management of nonunion long-bone fractures. Most studies implement PEMF treatment after 6 months or longer of delayed union or nonunion following fracture treatment. Despite these variations in treatment, the early application of PEMF following a diagnosis of a(More)
BACKGROUND Airway remodeling is a repair process that occurs after injury resulting in increased airway hyper-responsiveness in asthma. Thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP), a vital cytokine, plays a critical role in orchestrating, perpetuating and amplifying the inflammatory response in asthma. TSLP is also a critical factor in airway remodeling in asthma.(More)
The use of percutaneous Kirschner wires for fixation of unstable fractures of the distal radius has been widely accepted as the least invasive procedure. However, the injury to the superficial branch of the radial nerve (SBRN) is common. Our purpose in this study was to develop a reliable technique to avoid damaging the SBRN. Twenty cadaver forearms were(More)