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BACKGROUND Increasing evidence suggests that diabetes mellitus (DM) may be associated with an increased risk of bladder cancer. We performed an updated meta-analysis to examine the association between DM and risk of bladder cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS We systematically searched the EMBASE and Medline (PubMed) databases (from inception through February(More)
Thiamine (vitamin B1) deficiency (TD) causes mild impairment of oxidative metabolism and region-selective neuronal loss in the central nervous system (CNS). TD in animals has been used to model aging-associated neurodegeneration in the brain. The mechanisms of TD-induced neuron death are complex, and it is likely multiple mechanisms interplay and contribute(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate nutrition and health status of pregnant women in China. METHODS 16 counties cities in 8 Provinces in China were selected to investigate nutrition and health information for pregnant women. RESULTS The averaged age of pregnant women was 27.1 years old, and 6.3 percent of pregnant women are over 35 years old. The proportion rates(More)
OBJECTIVE o describe the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MS) in 7-17 year-old children and adolescents. METHODS A stratified multistage cluster random sampling method was adopted, and 2752 children and adolescents were analyzed. MS was diagnosed according to the definition of Cook. RESULTS The prevalence of MS among normal weight, overweight, and(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the status of malnutrition and its influencing factors in children less than 5 years of age in poor areas of China in 2009. METHODS Multistage stratified random cluster sampling method used in the national survey was performed. The subjects of the study were 7818 children less than 5 years of age in poor areas. The contents of the(More)
The objective of the present paper was to review the consumption status of meat and dairy products among Chinese residents. The research topics included production, consumption and health implications of dairy and meat, and the data sources included reports of national surveys, research papers and data from the National Bureau of Statistics of China. The(More)
A novel method for fabricating protein-MWNT films on pyrolytic graphite (PG) electrodes was described. Positively charged hemoglobin (Hb) or myoglobin (Mb) in buffers at pH 5.5 or 5.0 was first adsorbed on the surface of acid-pretreated, negatively charged multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWNTs) mainly by electrostatic interaction, forming a core-shell(More)
The small GTPase ADP-ribosylation factor-1 (Arf1) plays a key role in the formation of coat protein I (COP I)-coated vesicles. Upon recruitment to the donor Golgi membrane by interaction with dimeric p24 proteins, Arf1's GDP is exchanged for GTP. Arf1-GTP then dissociates from p24, and together with other Golgi membrane proteins, it recruits coatomer, the(More)
RNA editing via the conversion of adenosine (A) to inosine (I) is catalyzed by two major families of adenosine deaminases acting on RNA (ADARs), ADAR1 and ADAR2. This genetic recoding process is known to play essential roles in the brain, due in part to changes in functional activities of edited neurotransmitter receptors and ion channels. Little is known,(More)