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Coxsackieviruses A10 (CV-A10) and A6 (CV-A6) have been associated with increasingly occurred sporadic hand-foot-mouth disease (HFMD) cases and outbreak events globally. However, our understanding of epidemiological and genetic characteristics of these new agents remains far from complete. This study was to explore the circulation of CV-A10 and CV-A6 in HFMD(More)
Kinetically inert metal complexes have arisen as promising alternatives to existing platinum and ruthenium chemotherapeutics. Reported herein, to our knowledge, is the first example of a substitutionally inert, Group 9 organometallic compound as a direct inhibitor of signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) dimerization. From a series of(More)
Diabetic Retinopathy (DR) is one of the most common complications of diabetes and a major cause of blindness worldwide. We studied the transcriptome of the diabetic retina using Series Analysis of Gene Expression (SAGE) technology and observed a 45.6% reduction in transcript levels of glutamine synthetase (GS) in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats(More)
The transcription factor NF-κB plays critical roles in many biological processes, especially immunity. The signaling to NF-κB activation is subtly regulated to avoid harmful immune effects. In this report, we identified ubiquitin-specific protease 2 isoform a (USP2a) as a novel negative regulator in Toll-like receptors/IL-1β- and Sendai virus (SeV)-induced(More)
BACKGROUND To investigate the clinical characteristics and analyze risk factors for severe respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection in hospitalized infants with acute lower respiratory tract infections (ALRIs). METHODS A retrospective review of the medical records of infants with RSV-associated ALRIs between March 1st, 2011 and February 29th, 2012 was(More)
BACKGROUND Large cohort studies provide conflicting evidence regarding the potential for oral macrolide antibiotics to increase the risk of serious cardiac events. OBJECTIVES This study performed a meta-analysis to examine the link between macrolides and risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD) or ventricular tachyarrhythmias (VTA), cardiovascular death, and(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the correlation between IL-10 gene polymorphisms and hepatitis B infection. METHODS Tag single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) were used to investigate the relationship between IL-10 gene polymorphisms and susceptibility to chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection by comparing 996 chronic HBV infection cases to 301 acute infection(More)
BACKGROUND Following the rapid increase of migrant workers in China, the number of "absent migrant parents" children is also rising fast. The "absent migrant parents" children might have an insecure relationship with their parents, have a different view of them, and be prone to have the feeling of loneliness. The purpose of the study was to compare the(More)
BACKGROUND Cancer is a major threat to the public health whether in developed or in developing countries. As the most common primary malignant tumor, the morbidity and mortality rate of lung cancer continues to rise in recent ten years worldwide. Chemotherapy is one of the main methods in the treatment of lung cancer, but this is hampered by chemotherapy(More)
Viral infection causes activation of the transcription factors NF-kappaB and IRF3, which collaborate to induce type I interferons (IFNs) and cellular antiviral response. The mitochondrial outer membrane protein VISA acts as a critical adapter for assembling a virus-induced complex that signals NF-kappaB and IRF3 activation. Using a biochemical purification(More)