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BACKGROUND Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is a chronic lung disease of preterm neonates; the underlying pathogenesis is not fully understood. MicroRNAs (length 21-25 nucleotides) are ribonucleic acid (RNA) molecules that have important functions in development, cellular differentiation, apoptosis, proliferation, and migration; very little is known(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of the study was to determine whether Olf1/EBF associated zinc finger protein (OAZ), a transcription factor encoded by a positional systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) candidate gene, plays a functional role in the pathogenesis in SLE. METHODS Gene expression levels in peripheral blood cells (PBLs) measured using quantitative real-time(More)
—With deployment of thousands or even tens of thousands of sensors in a wireless sensor network (WSN) feasible, the scalability of routing protocols has drawn a lot of attention. Routing protocols in ad hoc networks, such as Ad hoc On-demand Distance Vector (AODV) protocol and its enhanced versions provide one option for the routing design in a large scale(More)
Updating geographical database is an important task which can be realized by change detection. Objects of change detection usually include residential areas, roads, rivers, and so on. Because of different geometrical shapes and physical properties, different objects have different change detection methods. This paper aims at river change detection and(More)
To explore the effect of social support and coping style on depression in patients on CAPD in Southern China. The patients undergoing CAPD therapy for more than 3 months were recruited from Jan 1 to May 31, 2009. The Beck Depression Inventory–II (BDI-II), Social Support Rating Scale, Medical Coping Modes Questionnaire, and Medical Outcomes Study Short Form(More)