Li-Juan Liu

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Altered microRNA-205 (miR-205) expression has been found in glioma tissue samples and cell lines; however, the clinical significance of this is unclear. The aim of this study was to confirm the miR-205 expression pattern in human glioma and to investigate its clinical relevance. Quantitative reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction assays showed that(More)
BACKGROUND The prognostic importance of B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) or N-terminal pro BNP (NT-proBNP) in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) remains controversial. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS We conducted an unrestricted search from the MEDLINE and EMBASE in all languages that were published between 1966 and Augest2013. Twenty-seven(More)
Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is an autoimmune disorder of the peripheral nervous system. There is no consensus regarding reported associations between human leukocyte antigen DQB1 (HLA-DQB1) polymorphisms and the risk for developing GBS. Here, we evaluated possible associations between HLA-DQB1 polymorphisms and the risk for GBS using a meta-analysis. We(More)
AIM To observe the difference of EMG features between junior athletes and general students of knee flexor and extensor in performing various jumps. METHODS 30 junior athletes and 30 middle school students took part in the test. EMG signal from knee flexor and extensor were measured, when subjects performed squatting jump, counter-movement jump and drop(More)
BACKGROUND Recent studies show that microRNA-145 (miRNA-145) might be an attractive tumor biomarker of considerable prognostic value, but little is known about their relationship with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). This study investigated the correlation between the level of miR-145 and AMI. METHODS One-hundred patients were divided into three groups:(More)
Objective. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between COPD and major adverse cardiovascular and cerebral events (MACCE) in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Methods. 2,362 patients who underwent PCI were included in this study. Subjects were divided into 2 groups: with COPD (n = 233) and without COPD (n =(More)
OBJECTIVES To study the role of the Rho/ROCK pathway in Ang II and TGF-β1-induced atrial remodeling. METHODS AND RESULTS A canine atrial fibrillation (AF) model was established by rapid atrial pacing (RAP) of the left atrium. The roles of TGF-β1, the RhoA/ROCK signaling pathway and connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) in atrial remodeling were studied(More)
Aplastic anemia (AA) is an autoimmune disease and interleukin-27 (IL-27) is an important cytokine involved in the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases. To date there have been no reports concerning the intrinsic association among IL-27 and Thelper (Th) 1 and Th17 cells in AA. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) to assay IL-27, interferon gamma (IFN-γ)(More)
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