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The aim of this study was to analyse the clinical and radiological outcomes of unilateral versus bilateral instrumented TLIF in two-level degenerative lumbar disorders. A prospective randomised clinical study was performed from January 2008 to May 2011. Sixty-eight consecutive patients with severe low back pain and radicular pain were divided randomly into(More)
POU1F1 is a positive regulator for GH, PRL and TSHβ and its mutations associate with production traits in ruminant animals. We described a DdeI PCR-RFLP method for detecting a silent allele in the goat POU1F1 gene: TCT (241Ser)>TCG (241Ser). Frequencies of D1 allele varied from 0.600 to 1.000 in Chinese 801 goats. Significant associations of DdeI(More)
BACKGROUND IL-13 (interleukin-13) and RANTES (Regulated upon Activation, Normal T cells Expressed and Secreted) are the important asthma inflammatory mediators. OBJECTIVE The present study aimed to investigate the single and combined associations between the polymorphism (SNP) loci in IL-13 and RANTES genes with the development of asthma in children of(More)
As a zinc-finger protein, PR domain containing 16 (PRDM16) controls brown fat determination by stimulating brown fat-selective genes expression while suppressing the expression of genes selective for white fat cells, whose mutations were associated with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and leukemogenesis in human and murine model of leukemia. To date, no(More)
Sepsis remains a major risk in the high mortality and morbidity after surgery for obstructive jaundice. The reasons for the increased susceptibility to infection are unknown. This study examined interleukin 2 (IL-2) production and the lymphocyte response to PHA mitogen in 31 patients with obstructive jaundice. Among them, 18 patients were simultaneously(More)
DLK1 and CLPG were located in DLK1-GTL2 imprinted cluster. They all affected muscle growth and meat tenderness. The functional importance of DLK1 and CLPG imply that the variation of the genes could affect the growth traits of animal. PCR-SSCP and sequencing were used to analyze the four loci of DLK1 gene and CLPG gene in 1109 individuals, which belong to(More)
The axis of nuclear factor κB (NF-κB)-inducible NO synthase (iNOS)-nitric oxide plays a key role in cytokine- and streptozotocin-mediated pancreatic β-cell damage. In this study, we investigated the effects of kazinol C and isokazinol D isolated from Broussonetia kazinoki on the β-cell viability and function. RINm5F cells and primary islets were used for in(More)
BACKGROUND Pregnancies with placenta previa are significantly associated with preterm delivery and cesarean section. Therefore particular attention should be paid to the incidence of neonatal respiratory disorders in pregnancies with placenta previa. AIMS The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between placenta previa and neonatal(More)
OBJECTIVES This study assessed the effectiveness of a family planning intervention with and without husband's participation in reducing pregnancy and abortion rates in Shanghai, China. METHODS In this 3-arm randomized trial among 1800 nonsterilized married women, educational interventions targeting both spouses and targeting the wife only were compared(More)
BACKGROUND Increasing research is available verifying that asthma is a familial and hereditary disorder of a complex of factors and genes. Objective. To investigate the single and combined associations of five single nucleotide polymorphism loci in three genes with the development of asthma in children of Chinese Han Nationality. METHODS A total of 192(More)