Lijian Zhang

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We conducted a classification analysis to identify factors associated with sitting comfort and discomfort. The objective was to investigate the possible multidimensional nature of comfort and discomfort. Descriptors of feelings of comfort and discomfort were solicited from office workers and validated in a questionnaire study. From this study, 43(More)
Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is one of the deadliest cancers. We performed exome sequencing on 113 tumor-normal pairs, yielding a mean of 82 non-silent mutations per tumor, and 8 cell lines. The mutational profile of ESCC closely resembles those of squamous cell carcinomas of other tissues but differs from that of esophageal adenocarcinoma.(More)
iASPP is a key inhibitor of tumour suppressor p53 and is found to be up-regulated in certain malignant conditions. The present study investigated the expression of iASPP in clinical lung cancer, a leading cancer type in the world, and the biological impact of this molecule on lung cancer cells. iASPP protein levels in lung cancer tissues were evaluated(More)
Impaired mitochondrial biogenesis causes skeletal muscle damage in diabetes. However, whether and how mitochondrial biogenesis is impaired in the diabetic heart remains largely unknown. Whether adiponectin (APN), a potent cardioprotective molecule, regulates cardiac mitochondrial function has also not been previously investigated. In this study, electron(More)
Pigment epithelium-derived factor (PEDF) is an endogenous protein factor that has been shown to act as anti-angiognesis factor. The present study aimed to determine the direct biological effects of PEDF on lung cancer cells and deduce a clinical relevance in patients with lung cancer, major cause of death worldwide in which the knowledge of PEDF remains(More)
Weak values and measurements have been proposed as a means to achieve dramatic enhancements in metrology based on the greatly increased range of possible measurement outcomes. Unfortunately, the very large values of measurement outcomes occur with highly suppressed probabilities. This raises three vital questions in weak-measurement-based metrology. Namely,(More)
BACKGROUND Epithelial protein lost in neoplasm-α (EPLIN-α) is a cytoskeletal protein whose expression is often lost or is aberrant in cancerous cells and tissues and whose loss is believed to be involved in aggressive phenotype. Our current study examined this molecule in human oesophageal tissues and investigated the cellular impact of EPLIN-α on(More)
Gracilaria Gigas Harvey Polysaccharides (GHPS) were extracted with hot water and sedimentated with ethanol. The amount of polysaccharides was determined by phenol-H2SO4 method. The mineral elements and molecular configuration were analysed by inductively coupled plasma (ICP) and infrared absorption spectrum (IR). The rate of distillation was 14.98%, the(More)
We consider an amplify-and-forward (AF) relay network with multiple source-destination pairs in the presence of an eavesdropper. This paper studies the robust artificial noise (AN) assisted joint transceiver optimization for secure communication with imperfect channel state information (CSI) of legitimate users and no CSI regarding the eavesdropper. The(More)
MTSS1 (metastasis suppressor-1) was first identified as a metastasis suppressor missing in metastatic bladder carcinoma cell lines. The down-regulation of MTSS1 that may be caused by DNA methylation was also observed in many other types of cancer. While accumlating evidence for the function of MTSS1 support the concept that it is unlikely to be a metastasis(More)