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A number of studies have indicated that 8p22–p12 is likely to harbor schizophrenia susceptibility loci. In this region, the candidate gene of interest, neuregulin 1 (NRG1), may play a role in the pathogenesis of schizophrenia. Then in the present study, we performed the linkage disequilibrium to determine the association between three genetic variants(More)
Canine parvovirus causes serious disease in dogs. Study of the genetic variation in emerging CPV strains is important for disease control strategy. The antigenic property of CPV is connected with specific amino acid changes, mainly in the capsid protein VP2. This study was carried out to characterize VP2 gene of CPV viruses from two provinces of China in(More)
Phosphorus can be recovered from wastewater through crystallisation of struvite, MgNH(4)PO(4).6H(2)O. Approximately 1 kg of struvite can be crystallised from 100 m(3) of wastewater. Crystallisation is profitable compared to chemical and biological removal of phosphorus due to savings from the reduction in (i) chemicals used for precipitation and sludge(More)
Although systemic bone loss accompanying estrogen deficiency has been proposed as a risk factor for periodontal disease in post-menopausal women, the mechanisms involved remain unclear. The objective of this study was to elucidate the potential bone-sparing effect of estrogen (17beta-estradiol, E(2)) via modulation of inflammatory cytokine production in(More)
Escitalopram, the S-enantiomer of citalopram and the most selective of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) has been shown to be efficacious in the treatment of major depression in white populations. Our aim in this study was to investigate the efficacy and tolerability of escitalopram in Chinese patients with moderate to severe major(More)
There exists controversy on the MR T(2) relaxometry of hippocampus in Alzheimer's disease (AD). The aim of our study was to examine whether there was a prolonged T(2) relaxation time (T(2)) in hippocampus and amygdala in AD, and whether in AD, the relaxometry data correlated to cognitive performance. In a 1.5 T MR scanner, T(2) of hippocampus and amygdala(More)
OBJECTIVE This study examined the use, demographic and clinical correlates of antipsychotic polypharmacy (APP) and its associations with treatment satisfaction and quality of life (QOL) in schizophrenia patients in China. METHOD A total of 4239 patients in 45 nationwide Chinese psychiatric hospitals/centers were interviewed in 2012 in the third(More)
Intramuscular (IM) antipsychotics are preferred for efficient control of agitation symptoms. Previous studies have demonstrated that IM ziprasidone is efficacious and safe for treatment of agitation in schizophrenia. However, clinicians now recognize that racial differences may contribute to altered therapeutic response and tolerability. This study compared(More)
After 6 weeks of fixed dose oral haloperidol treatment. Chinese schizophrenic patients (in the People's Republic of China) had 52% higher plasma haloperidol concentrations than U.S. non-Asian schizophrenic patients. Chinese and U.S. patients were matched for sex and body weight. The difference in plasma drug concentrations may explain why Asians are(More)
Glutamate N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonists, like phencyclidine (PCP), elicit schizophrenia-like symptoms in humans and behavioral abnormalities in animals, such as hyperactivity. We investigated the effect of the atypical antipsychotic risperidone on hyperlocomotion produced in mice by(More)