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C-peptide, a hormone secreted by the pancreas, is a marker for insulin production and hyperinsulinemia. Epidemiological studies have suggested an association between circulating C-peptide level and colorectal neoplasia risk; however, the results were not always consistent. Herein, we conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis study to evaluate the(More)
Sensory functions of primary cilia rely on ciliary-localized membrane proteins, but little is known about how these receptors are targeted to the cilium. To further our understanding of this process, we dissected the ciliary targeting sequence (CTS) of fibrocystin, the human autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease gene product. We show that the(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of the present study was to analyze the expression of matrix metalloproteinase 9 (MMP9) in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) and its correlation with clinicopathologic features, including the survival of patients with NPC. METHODS Using real-time PCR, we detected the mRNA expression of MMP9 in normal nasopharyngeal tissues and(More)
Vorinostat is a histone deacetylase inhibitor that induces differentiation, growth arrest, and/or apoptosis of malignant cells both in vitro and in vivo and has shown clinical responses in approximately 30% of patients with advanced mycosis fungoides and Sézary syndrome cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL). The purpose of this study was to identify biomarkers(More)
Let-7a has been shown to play important roles in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) cell proliferation and apoptosis, but little is known about the function and mechanism of let-7a in nasopharyngeal carcinoma metastasis. We aimed to investigate the function and mechanism of let-7a in nasopharyngeal carcinoma metastasis and clarified the regulation of high(More)
Acknowledgements Firstly I wish to express my utmost gratitude to my advisor Dr. Iyengar and co-chair Dr. Brener for their excellent academic guidance and open-minded research support. They have generously contributed time and patience advising me during my study and research at LSU. Working with them for six years was fruitful, from which my future will(More)
For a typical video conference system, generally it is required to satisfy some basic requirements such as real-time and security. In the past few years, a large number of investigators concentrate on how to develop efficient video encryption algorithms, which are mainly fell into three categories: complete encryption, selective encryption, and entropy(More)
BACKGROUND Numerous diagnostic tests are available to detect Helicobactor pylori (H. pylori). There has been no single test available to detect H. pylori infection reliably. We evaluated the accuracy of a new fluorescence quantitative PCR (fqPCR) for H. pylori detection in children. METHODS Gastric biopsy specimens from 138 children with gastritis were(More)
Rapeseed (Brassica napus L.) is one of the most important oil crops in the world. However, the yield and quality of rapeseed were largely decreased by clubroot (Plasmodiophora brassicae Woronin). Therefore, it is of great importance for screening more resistant germplasms or genes and improving the resistance to P. brassicae in rapeseed breeding. In this(More)
Vorinostat is a histone deacetylase inhibitor that induces differentiation, growth arrest, and/or apoptosis of malignant cells both in vitro and in vivo and has shown clinical responses in f30% of patients with advanced mycosis fungoides and Sézary syndrome cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL). The purpose of this study was to identify biomarkers predictive of(More)