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BACKGROUND As a surrogate marker of systemic inflammation, the lymphocyte-to-monocyte ratio (LMR) is an independent prognostic factor for various malignancies. This study investigated the prognostic significance of the pre-chemotherapy LMR in patients with previously untreated metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) receiving chemotherapy. METHODS The present(More)
AIM Elevated neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) has been demonstrated to be a poor prognostic factor in multiple types of malignancies, whereas the effect of NLR on the prognosis of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-mutated advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients treated with first-line EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) is not(More)
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is the most common adult leukemia in the western countries and is currently incurable due, in part, to difficulty in eliminating the leukemia cells protected by stromal microenvironment. Based on previous observations that CLL cells exhibit mitochondrial dysfunction and altered lipid metabolism and that carnitine(More)
The employment of a multidentate salicylamide salen-like ligand, 2-hydroxy-N-(2-(2-hydroxybenzylidene)amino)ethyl)benzamide (H3L), in aid of NO3(-) anions under weak basic conditions in Zn(II)-Ln(III) chemistry (Ln = Eu, and Dy, ) led to the isolation of two novel butterfly heterometallic dodecanuclear clusters with six Ln(III) ions occupying the body(More)
Four gene variants related to lipid metabolism (including the rs562338 and rs503662 variants of the APOB gene, the rs7767084 variant of the LPA gene and the rs2246942 variant of the LIPA gene) have been shown to be associated with coronary heart disease (CHD). The aim of the present study was to assess their association with CHD in the Han Chinese(More)
GlnR, an OmpR-like orphan two-component system response regulator, is a master regulator of nitrogen metabolism in the genus Streptomyces In this work, evidence that GlnR is also directly involved in the regulation of antibiotic biosynthesis is provided. In the model strain Streptomyces coelicolor M145, an in-frame deletion of glnR resulted in markedly(More)
OBJECTIVE To establish the patent ductus arteriosus model in preterm rats using the improved natural development method. METHODS In the light of the flaws of the natural development method in establishing the patent ductus arteriosus model, the experimental technology was modified to avoid the influence of fixation, dehydration, and section method on(More)
Here we report five cases of NDM-7-producing Escherichia coli from patients with bacteriuria in a teaching hospital in mainland China. Two isolates belonged to sequence type 131 (ST131), simultaneously carrying blaCTX-M-15, blaSHV-11, blaTEM-1 and qnrS1. The blaNDM-7 gene was located on a conjugative IncX3-type plasmid bearing blaTEM-1 and qnrS1. These(More)
OBJECTIVE To observe the effects of electroacupuncture (EA) stimulation of different tissues (nerve stem, muscular layer) at "Huantiao" (GB 30) acupoint on expression of hosphorylated c-jun N-terminal kinase (p-JNK) and c-jun (p-c-jun) proteins in the lumbar spinal cord in rats with sciatic nerve injury, so as to explore its mechanism underlying improvement(More)