Lingling Pan

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Irisin, a recently identified novel myokine, drives brown-fat-like conversion of white adipose tissues and has been proposed to mediate beneficial effects of exercise on metabolism. Circulating irisin was significantly reduced in type 2 diabetes patients; however, no evidence is available about its association with metabolic syndrome (MetS) and effects of(More)
BACKGROUND Irisin, an exercise induced myokine, has broad implications for metabolism and energy homeostasis. Available evidence about the association of serum irisin with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is limited. METHODS Cross-sectional data on socio-demographic, lifestyle, clinical characteristics and serum irisin were collected for 1,115(More)
OBJECTIVE Because of the urinary excretion of fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG), FDG-PET or PET/CT is thought of little value in patients with bladder cancer. The purpose of our study was to investigate the value of (18)F-FDG PET/CT with additional pelvic images in detection of recurrent bladder cancers. METHODS From December 2006 to August 2010,(More)
UNLABELLED Although endocrine therapy is an effective method to treat estrogen receptor (ER)-positive breast cancer, approximately 30%-40% of all hormone receptor-positive tumors display de novo resistance. The aim of our current study was to analyze whether (18)F-labeled fluoromisonidazole (1-(2-nitro-1-imidazolyl)-2-hydroxy-3-fluoropropane [(18)F-FMISO])(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Esophageal cancer is the third most common gastrointestinal malignancy with a poor long-term survival and high mortality. Surgical resection provides the only chance of cure. The tumor-node metastasis stage classification system is a strong prognostic parameter predicting the prognosis. We performed the present meta-analysis to(More)
UNLABELLED The aim was to evaluate the diagnostic value of (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography ((18)F-FDG PET), combined (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography/computed tomography ((18)F-FDG PET/CT) and endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) in diagnosing patients with pancreatic carcinoma. MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane library and(More)
Hepatosteatosis is characterized by an aberrant accumulation of triglycerides in the liver; however, the factors that drive obesity-induced fatty liver remain largely unknown. Here, we demonstrated that the secreted cell adhesion protein periostin is markedly upregulated in livers of obese rodents and humans. Notably, overexpression of periostin in the(More)
Hexagonal ZnO micronuts (HZMNs) have been successfully synthesized with the assistance of poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) 300 via a hydrothermal method. The structure and morphology of the HZMNs were characterized by X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and selected area electron diffraction(More)
Based on the failure mechanism of Vacuum Fluorescent Display (VFD), its accelerated stress, lifetime distribution type and accelerated life equation were determined, and four constant stress accelerated life tests (CSALT) were performed. A system of lifetime prediction for VFD was developed by using the interface development of VB and merits of MATLAB in(More)
Based on the model of weighted nonparametric estimation, the paper is concerned with the impacts of the different investment assets on the solvency of non-life insurance companies in China. Two results are obtained: First, either stock or time deposit investment has a positive impact on the solvency. All other things being equal, the solvency will be(More)