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The involvement of circulating microRNAs (miRNAs) in cancer and their potential as biomarkers of diagnosis and prognosis are becoming increasingly appreciated; however, little is known about circulating miRNA profiles in astrocytomas. In our study, we performed genome-wide serum miRNA analysis by the Solexa sequencing followed by validation conducted in the(More)
BACKGROUND Sensitive and specific biomarkers for the early detection of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) are urgently needed to reduce the high morbidity and mortality of the disease. The discovery of serum microRNAs (miRNAs) and their unique concentration profiles in patients with various diseases makes them attractive, novel noninvasive(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Circulating microRNAs (miRNAs) are potential biomarkers for cancer detection; however, little is known about their prognostic impact on oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). The current study aims to uncover novel miRNAs for prognostic biomarkers in ESCC patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS We initially screened the expression of 754(More)
BACKGROUND Oxidized Lp(a) [ox-Lp(a)] has been reported to play more potent role than native Lp(a) in atherosclerosis. Ox-Lp(a), autoantibodies, and Lp(a) immune complexes have all been detected in vivo. Thus, the isolation of its autoantibodies and the investigation of ox-Lp(a) may provide a new means to explore the exact pathogenic role of ox-Lp(a). We(More)
Grain weight, an essential yield component, is under strong genetic control and markedly influenced by the environment. Here, by genome-wide association analysis with a panel of 94 elite common wheat varieties, 37 loci were found significantly associated with thousand-grain weight (TGW) in one or more environments differing in water and fertiliser levels.(More)
Circulating microRNAs (miRNAs) are promising biomarkers for cancer detection. However, multiethnic and multicentric studies of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) are lacking. We recruited 221 NSCLC patients, 161 controls and 56 benign nodules from both China and America. Initial miRNA screening was performed using the TaqMan Low Density Array followed by(More)
Recycling companies play a leading role in the system of end-of-life vehicles (ELVs) in China. Automotive manufacturers in China are rarely involved in recycling ELVs, and they seldom provide dismantling information for recycling companies. In addition, no professional shredding plant is available. The used automotive electronic control components recycling(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to evaluate the image quality of hand tendons using dual-energy computed tomographic gemstone spectral imaging (DECT GSI) compared with conventional CT images. MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty patients scanned with GSI mode on DECT were enrolled. The 65-keV optimal contrast-to-noise ratio for viewing hand tendons was selected.(More)
Circulating microRNAs (miRNAs) are emerging biomarkers for type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). However, a comprehensive characterization of the serum miRNA profile in patients with T2DM-associated microvascular disease (T2DMC) has rarely been reported. In this study, we obtained serum samples from 184 T2DM patients (92 with microvascular complications and 92(More)
BACKGROUND LDL-immune complexes (IC) have a powerful pathogenic role for inducing foam cell formation in vitro more efficiently than any other known mechanism. Studies have also shown that plasma LDL-IC concentration is a powerful marker for the development of atherosclerosis. The structure, fatty acid composition and antioxidant concentrations of Lp(a) and(More)