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BACKGROUND Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most common cancers in the world and is particularly prevalent in China. China is also a hyperendemic area for hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. Although a strong association between HBV infection and HCC has been established previously, the role of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and the(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine the relationships between adipocyte hormones acylation stimulating protein (ASP), adiponectin, complement C3 (C3) (ASP precursor) and insulin, C-reactive protein (CRP), lipid profiles and insulin resistance in lean vs obese type 2 diabetes subjects. SUBJECTS Lean type 2 diabetes subjects (DL n = 27) vs(More)
BACKGROUND Whether an increase in the daily oral maintenance dose of clopidogrel may improve clinical outcomes in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is still debated. OBJECTIVES This meta-analysis aimed to estimate the relative effect of a 150- vs. 75-mg daily maintenance dosage of clopidogrel on clinical and laboratory(More)
OBJECTIVE Atrial fibrillation (AF) has been identified to contribute significantly to the morbidity and mortality of cardiovascular disease patients. The atrial structural remodeling is a hallmark of AF and the molecular mechanisms underlying this remain unclear. Hence the objective of the present study is to determine the role of angiotensin II(More)
The epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitors gefitinib and erlotinib are effective in the treatment of advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), but the median survival of patients is short. Here, we describe 2 patients with NSCLC receiving conventional chemotherapy and alternative treatment with gefitinib or erlotinib as second-line therapy.(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate whether the Goldeneye 20A system (containing 19 short tandem repeats) can avert the shortage of duo parentage tests. Among routine cases typed by the Identifiler system, we identified 42 motherless cases, 2 fatherless cases, and 34 trio cases containing 1 locus mismatch and 4 motherless cases with 2 locus mismatches.(More)
In this paper, the increase of cellular cAMP and cGMP levels in macrophages induced by ppA2'p5' A2'p5'A (briefly 2'-5'P3A3) is first reported. The optimal concentration of 2'-5' P3A3 for the elevation of cellular cGMP to the highest level is 10(-7)-10(-6) mol/L, while that for cAMP is 10(-7) mol/L. The time for cGMP to reach its peak value is 15 min and(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this paper was to investigate endothelial dysfunction, platelet activation, and inflammation in elderly hypertensive patients and those complicated with cerebral infarction. METHODS Twenty-eight elderly hypertensive patients complicated with cerebral infarction(within 72 hours after onset of neurological symptoms), thirty-one Stage(More)
The sex-linked short tandem repeats (STR), Y-STR and X-STR, are important for autosomal STRs in forensic paternity testing. We evaluated the forensic parameters of 19 Y-STRs and 16 X-STRs in the Han population of Shandong province, China. A Goldeneye 20Y kit (DYS391, DYS389I, DYS390, DYS389II, DYS348, DYS456, Y-GATA-H4, DYS447, DYS19, DYS392, DYS393,(More)
Objective: To establish and evaluate the feasibility of a pretreatment method for matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry identification of filamentous fungi developed by the laboratory. Methods: Three hundred and eighty strains of filamentous fungi from January 2014 to December 2016 were recovered and cultured on(More)