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MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small non-coding RNA molecules, which act as post-transcriptional regulators of gene expression and have been implicated in initiation, progression and treatment outcome of diverse cancers. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), as the most common type of genetic variation, also exist in miRNA genes and can lead to alteration in(More)
Phosphocreatine (PCr) is a natural compound, which can donate high-energy phosphate group to ADP to synthesize ATP, even in the absence of oxygen and glucose. At present, it is widely used in cardiac and renal ischemia-reperfusion (IR) disease. In this study, to examine the protective efficacy of PCr against cerebral IR, disodium creatine phosphate was(More)
The transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) signaling pathway plays an important role in tumorigenesis by exerting either a tumor-suppressing or tumor-promoting effect. Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs), a newly discovered class of non-coding RNAs, have been widely studied in recent years and identified as crucial regulators of various biological processes,(More)
A precise measurement of the proton flux in primary cosmic rays with rigidity (momentum/charge) from 1 GV to 1.8 TV is presented based on 300 million events. Knowledge of the rigidity dependence of the proton flux is important in understanding the origin, acceleration, and propagation of cosmic rays. We present the detailed variation with rigidity of the(More)
This investigation was initiated to develop a method to provide patients with a fixed provisional prosthesis placed at the time of implant placement. Sixty-three standard 3.75-mm Nobel Biocare implants of varying lengths were placed into mandibular sites in 10 patients and followed for up to 10 years. Twenty-eight implants were immediately loaded at implant(More)
From 1979 to 1988, 15 cases of osteoid osteoma were diagnosed and treated at our hospital. There were 10 males and 5 females, the average age at the time of diagnosis was 17.2 years (from 5 to 54 years). The clinical features were night pain and localized pain in most cases. There was distinct pain relief by salicylate in 58% of the patients with a(More)
OBJECTIVE Cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs; α-SMA positivity), as a representative of the tumor microenvironment, play an important role in influencing the proliferation, invasion and metastasis of cancer cells. The objective is to investigate the prognostic value of CAFs density in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) after surgery. METHOD A(More)
In the clinical setting, given the potential adverse effects of thiazolidinediones and biguanides, we often have difficulty in treatment that no other insulin sensitizers are available for use in type 2 diabetic mellitus (T2DM) patients. Tianmai Xiaoke Pian (TMXKP) is a traditional Chinese medicine tablet, which is comprised of chromium picolinate,(More)
A precision measurement by the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer on the International Space Station of the positron fraction in primary cosmic rays in the energy range from 0.5 to 350 GeV based on 6.8 × 10(6) positron and electron events is presented. The very accurate data show that the positron fraction is steadily increasing from 10 to ∼ 250  GeV, but, from 20(More)
Recent studies have identified loss of stromal caveolin-1 (Cav-1) expression as a new prognostic histological characteristic in various types of human cancers. However, the clinical and pathological significance of stromal Cav-1 expression in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) remains largely unknown. We examined Cav-1 expression in both tumor and(More)