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Parkinson’s disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder. The presence of Lewy bodies is a major pathological change of PD. α-synuclein is the main component of Lewy bodies and is encoded by the SNCA gene. Mutations in the SNCA gene mainly result in rare familial forms of PD, while genetic variability in the SNCA gene modulates(More)
Information processing relies on precise patterns of synapses between neurons. The cellular recognition mechanisms regulating this specificity are poorly understood. In the medulla of the Drosophila visual system, different neurons form synaptic connections in different layers. Here, we sought to identify candidate cell recognition molecules underlying this(More)
A common step in the formation of neural circuits is the conversion of growth cones to presynaptic terminals. Characterizing patterns of global gene expression during this process is problematic due to the cellular diversity of the brain and the complex temporal dynamics of development. Here, we take advantage of the synchronous conversion of Drosophila(More)
Facial onset sensory and motor neuronopathy (FOSMN) is a recently defined slowly progressive motor neuron disorder. It is characterized by facial onset sensory abnormalities which may spread to the scalp, neck, upper trunk and extremities, followed by lower motor neuron deficits. Bulbar symptoms, such as dysarthria and dysphagia, muscle weakness, cramps and(More)
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the world. The toxicity of platinum-based chemotherapy is a main reason limiting its clinical effects. RAC1, as a member of the Rho family of small guanosine triphosphatases (GTPases), was reported to be related to most cancers, such as breast cancer, gastric cancer, testicular germ cell cancer, and lung(More)
The force that healthy humans generated against a fixed pedal was measured and compared with that predicted by four models. The participants (n = 11) were seated on a stationary bicycle and performed brief pushing efforts against an instrumented pedal with the crank fixed. Pushes were performed to 10 force magnitude targets and at 12 crank angles. The(More)
The present study explored the association between human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-DR4, DR53, and auto antibodies in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and its clinical significance. A total of 305 patients with RA and 50 healthy subjects who underwent medical examination were evaluated. HLA-DR4 and HLA-DR53 and auto antibodies were detected. The results showed that(More)
PURPOSE The project is aimed to detect anti-mitotic spindle apparatus antibody (MSA) and anti-centromere antibody (ACA) and explore the clinical value for the diagnosis of small cell lung cancer (SCLC), providing clinical evidence for molecular studies of SCLC. METHODS 93 SCLC patients, 208 patients with other cancers and 50 healthy controls were enrolled(More)