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OBJECTIVE To investigate the association between the polymorphisms of the KU70 and X-ray repair cross complementing group 7 (XRCC7) genes and the risk of bladder cancer. METHODS This hospital-based case-control study included 213 patients with newly diagnosed bladder transitional cell carcinoma and 235 cancer-free controls frequency-matched by age and(More)
BACKGROUND Despite rapid dissemination of an everolimus-eluting bioresorbable scaffold for treatment for coronary artery disease, no data from comparisons with its metallic stent counterpart are available. In a randomised controlled trial we aimed to compare an everolimus-eluting bioresorbable scaffold with an everolimus-eluting metallic stent. Here we(More)
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is characterized by the accumulation of β-amyloid peptide (Aβ) and loss of neurons. Recently, a growing body of evidences have indicated that as a herbal compound naturally derived from grapes, resveratrol modulates the pathophysiology of AD, however, with a largely unclear mechanism. Therefore, we aimed to investigate the(More)
Compared with the X chromosome, the mammalian Y chromosome is considerably diminished in size and has lost most of its ancestral genes during evolution. Interestingly, for the X-degenerate region on the Y chromosome, human has retained all 16 genes, while chimpanzee has lost 4 of the 16 genes since the divergence of the two species. To uncover the(More)
Tail index estimation depends for its accuracy on a precise choice of the sample fraction, i.e. the number of extreme order statistics on which the estimation is based. A complete solution to the sample fraction selection is given by means of a two step subsample bootstrap method. This method adaptively determines the sample fraction that minimizes the(More)
Myricetina flavonoid compound, has been reported to possess antioxidative, antiproliferative and anti-inflammatory effects. However, no study has yet investigated the effect of myricetin on osteogenic differentiation of human bone marrow stem cells (hBMSCs). This study was designed to investigate the effects of myricetin on osteogenic differentiation of(More)
—Differential Evolution (DE) is a simple and efficient optimizer, especially for continuous global optimization. Over the last few decades, DE has often been employed for solving various engineering problems. At the same time, the DE structure has some limitations in the complicated problems. This fact has inspired many researchers to improve on DE by(More)
SDF-1/CXCR4 signalling plays an important role in neuronal cell migration and brain development. However, the impact of CXCR4 deficiency in the postnatal mouse brain is still poorly understood. Here, we demonstrate the importance of CXCR4 on cerebellar development and motor behaviour by conditional inactivation of Cxcr4 in the central nervous system. We(More)
This study focused on the antidepressant potential of orcinol glucoside (OG) and its possible mechanisms of action. We established a depressed rat model using 3 consecutive weeks of chronic unpredictable mild stress (CUMS). The antidepressant-like effect of OG was revealed using the sucrose preference test, the open field test, the forced swimming test(More)