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BACKGROUND Given the increasing burden of dementia internationally and the lack of effective treatments, several countries are already recommending the use of ginkgo biloba extract (GbE) in the treatment of dementia, despite the inconsistent research results about its effectiveness. AIM Conduct a meta-analysis of studies about the effect of GbE on(More)
Implantation and placentation are critical steps for successful pregnancy. The pig has a non-invasive placenta and the uterine luminal epithelium is intact throughout pregnancy. To better understand the regulation mechanisms in functions of endometrium at three certain gestational stages that are critical for embryo/fetal loss in pigs, we characterized(More)
In pigs, complex molecular cross-talk between the mother and embryo(s) especially maternal immunotolerance at the maternal-fetal interface has been postulated to play important roles on embryo/fetal loss during the peri-implantation and midgestation. In this study, we collected the endometrium samples in implantation sites at gestational day 15 (gd15), 26(More)
The expression patterns in Meishan- and Yorkshire-derived endometrium during early (gestational day 15) and mid-gestation (gestational days 26 and 50) were investigated, respectively. Totally, 689 and 1649 annotated genes were identified to be differentially expressed in Meishan and Yorkshire endometrium during the three gestational stages, respectively.(More)
Extraintestinal pathogenic Escherichia coli (ExPEC) causes a variety of acute infections in its hosts, and multidrug-resistant strains present significant challenges to public health and animal husbandry. Therefore, it is necessary to explore new drug targets to control E. coli epidemics. Previous studies have reported that ppk mutants of Burkholderia(More)
: In order to improve the efficiency for solving MINLP problems, we present in this paper three computational strategies. These include multiple-generation cuts, hybrid methods and partial surrogate cuts for the Outer Approximation and Generalized Benders Decomposition. The properties and convergence of the strategies are analyzed. Five new MINLP algorithms(More)
Dendritic cell-specific intercellular adhesion molecule-grabbing nonintegrin-related protein (DC-SIGNR) is a type II transmembrane protein which has been reported to bind a variety of pathogens as well as participate in immunoregulation. But the association between the level of DC-SIGNR and lung cancer is unknown. To investigate the clinical diagnostic(More)
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