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Nonmotile cilia on olfactory sensory neurons (OSNs) compartmentalize signaling molecules, including odorant receptors and cyclic nucleotide-gated (CNG) channels, allowing for efficient, spatially confined responses to sensory stimuli . Little is known about the mechanisms of the ciliary targeting of olfactory CNG channels, composed of three subunits: CNGA2,(More)
Helicobacter pylori infection and the cytokine-mediated inflammatory responses play important roles in gastric cancer pathogenesis. This case control study was conducted to assess the association between genetic polymorphisms in interleukin (IL)-1B, IL-1RN, IL-8, IL-10 and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFalpha), which are involved in H.pylori infection, and(More)
In the Shandong Intervention Trial, 2 weeks of antibiotic treatment for Helicobacter pylori reduced the prevalence of precancerous gastric lesions, whereas 7.3 years of oral supplementation with garlic extract and oil (garlic treatment) or vitamin C, vitamin E, and selenium (vitamin treatment) did not. Here we report 14.7-year follow-up for gastric cancer(More)
Histone H3 Lys4 trimethylation (H3-K4me3) is a conserved mark of actively transcribed chromatin. Using a conditional mutant of the yeast H3-K4 methyltransferase, Set1p, we demonstrate rapid turnover of H3-K4me3 and H3-K4me2 in vivo and show this process requires Yjr119Cp, of the JARID1 family of JmjC proteins. Ectopic overexpression of mouse Jarid1B, a(More)
BACKGROUND To investigate the potential of serum miRNAs as biomarkers for early detection of gastric cancer (GC), a population-based study was conducted in Linqu, a high-risk area of GC in China. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS All subjects were selected from two large cohort studies. Differential miRNAs were identified in serum pools of GC and control(More)
OBJECTIVE The hypothesis that human cocaine users lose vesicular monoamine transporter (VMAT2) protein was tested in striatal samples from cocaine users and age-, sex-, and postmortem interval-matched comparison subjects. METHOD Striatal samples were retrieved at autopsy; immunoblot assays were then performed by using a highly specific VMAT2 antibody.(More)
BACKGROUND Randomized trials have yielded mixed results on the effects of treatment for Helicobacter pylori and little information on the effects of vitamins or garlic supplements on precancerous gastric lesions. We conducted a randomized trial to test the effects of one-time H. pylori treatment and long-term vitamin or garlic supplements in reducing the(More)
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is an especially frequent malignancy in China. Radiofrequency ablation, percutaneous ethanol injection, transarterial chemoembolization, cryoablation, microwave coagulation, and laser-induced interstitial thermotherapy all offer potential local tumor control and occasionally achieve long-term disease-free survival.(More)
BACKGROUND Helicobacter pylori infection is a major cause of peptic ulcer disease and gastric cancer. This study postulated that cranberry juice would be effective in the suppression of H. pylori in an endemically infected population at high risk for gastric cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS A prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial(More)
Epidemiological, clinical and experimental studies suggest that the cardioprotective effect of fish intake is mainly due to the antiarrhythmic properties of marine n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA), which modulate ion currents. Emerging evidences point to similar effects of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), a vegetable n-3 PUFA, but much less is known about(More)