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In this paper, we present a novel PCR method, termed SiteFinding-PCR, for gene or chromosome walking. The PCR was primed by a SiteFinder at a low temperature, and then the target molecules were amplified exponentially with gene-specific and SiteFinder primers, and screened out by another gene-specific primer and a vector primer. However, non-target(More)
OBJECTIVE Candidate gene association studies and genome-wide association studies (GWAs) have identified a large number of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) loci affecting susceptibility to rheumatoid arthritis (RA). However, for the same locus, some studies have yielded inconsistent results. To assess all the available evidence for association, we(More)
UNLABELLED Although it has been accepted that depression and pain are common comorbidities, their interaction is not fully understood. The present study was aimed to investigate the effects of depression on both evoked pain behavior (thermal-induced nociception and hyperalgesia) and spontaneous pain behavior (formalin pain) in rats. An unpredictable chronic(More)
Clinical observations suggest that depressed patients were less sensitive to experimental pain than healthy subjects. However, few animal studies are reported concerning the association of depression and pain. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of unpredictable chronic mild stress (UCMS) induced depression on the perceived intensity of(More)
PURPOSE Human papillomavirus (HPV) as a risk factor for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) has previously been studied, but importance of HPV status in ESCC for prognosis is less clear. METHODS A total of 105 specimens with ESCC were tested by in situ hybridization for HPV 16/18 and immunohistochemistry for p16 expression. The 5-year overall(More)
Studies have reported divergent behavioral effects of depression on spontaneous vs. stimulus-evoked pain. However, the underlying neurobiological mechanisms are still unclear. The present study used a depression model of unpredictable chronic mild stress (UCMS) and pain models for spontaneous pain (i.e., the formalin test) and acute evoked pain (i.e.,(More)
—Cyclostationarity is a significant feature of numerous physical and man-made processes. Specially in wireless communications, it has been explored and applied for many processing, like timing and frequency synchronization, channel estimation, and modulation classification. In this paper, we notice that the second order time varying auto-correlation of the(More)