Mengmeng Wu

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In this trial, patients who agreed to random assignment were allocated to a randomized acupuncture group (R-acupuncture group) or control group. Those who declined randomization were assigned to a nonrandomized acupuncture group (NR-acupuncture group). Patients in the R-acupuncture group and NR-acupuncture group received up to 21 acupuncture sessions during(More)
Pinpointing genes involved in inherited human diseases remains a great challenge in the post-genomics era. Although approaches have been proposed either based on the guilt-by-association principle or making use of disease phenotype similarities, the low coverage of both diseases and genes in existing methods has been preventing the scan of causative genes(More)
BACKGROUND Deqi is a central concept in traditional Chinese acupuncture. We performed a secondary analysis on data from a larger randomized controlled trial (RCT) in order to assess the effect of acupuncture on deqi traits and pain intensity in primary dysmenorrhea. METHODS A total of 60 primary dysmenorrhea patients were enrolled and randomly assigned to(More)
Several strains of the genus Sphingomonas produce sphingans, extracellular polysaccharides used as thickeners, emulsifiers and gelling agents. The pgmG gene from Sphingomonas sanxanigenens, which encodes a bifunctional protein with phosphoglucomutase and phosphomannomutase activities, was cloned and sequenced. The predicted amino acid sequence of the PgmG(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine the level of peripheral muscle resistance after cerebral ischemia. METHODS A total of 326 healthy male Sprague-Dawley rats were used in the present experiments. We used a modified method to establish peripheral muscle resistance in rat model of stroke, and qualified the recovery of motor functional deficits by behavioral measures and(More)
To improve the production of welan gum and obtain a carotenoid-free strain while reducing the fermentation and post-treatment costs. The vitreoscilla globin (vgb) gene combined with the β-galactosidase (lacZ) promoter was inserted into the phytoene synthase (crtB) gene region of the chromosome in Alcaligenes sp. ATCC31555. When the recombinant strain was(More)
In this paper, we presented a Rao hypothesis detector by modeling Cauchy distribution for the NonSubsampled Contourlet Transform (NSCT) subband coefficients in the field of additive spread spectrum image watermarking. Firstly, the NSCT subband coefficients were modeled following the Cauchy distributions. Secondly, a blind Rao test watermark detector was(More)
The recent advancement of the next generation sequencing technology has enabled the fast and low-cost detection of all genetic variants spreading across the entire human genome, making the application of whole-genome sequencing a tendency in the study of disease-causing genetic variants. Nevertheless, there still lacks a repository that collects predictions(More)
Radiation-induced brain injury (RBI) is the most serious complication after radiotherapy. However, the etiology of RBI remains elusive. In order to evaluate the effect of X-rays on normal brain tissue, adult male BALB/C mice were subjected to whole-brain exposure with a single dose of 10 Gy or sham radiation. The structure and number of mice brain vessels(More)
Fundamental improvement was made for genome sequencing since the next-generation sequencing (NGS) came out in the 2000s. The newer technologies make use of the power of massively-parallel short-read DNA sequencing, genome alignment and assembly methods to digitally and rapidly search the genomes on a revolutionary scale, which enable large-scale whole(More)