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BACKGROUND The Yangtze Delta is one of the most developed regions in China and includes Shanghai, eight cities in Jiangsu province and eight cities in Zhejiang province. Meat consumption in this region has increased with economic growth, and most of the consumed meat is produced locally. The water quality of surface waters has deteriorated in recent years.(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Rice (Oryza sativa) is an aquatic plant with a characteristic of forming iron plaque on its root surfaces. It is considered to be the most Al-tolerant species among the cereal crops. The objective of this study was to determine the effects of root surface iron plaque on Al translocation, accumulation and the change of physiological(More)
Previous studies identified cadherin-17 (CDH17) as one of the most upregulated genes in node-positive gastric cancer. However, the prognostic significance of CDH17 in pN0 gastric cancer and its association with lymph node micrometastasis (LNMM) have not been investigated. Clinicopathologic features of 191 patients with node-negative gastric cancer were(More)
Explicit-multi-threading (XMT) is a parallel programming approach for exploiting on-chip parallelism. Its fine-grained single program multiple data (SPMD) programming model is suitable for many computing intensive applications. In this paper, we present a parallel gate level logic simulator implemented on an XMT platform and study its performance. Test(More)
[reaction: see text] Chiral Ru-TsDPEN [N-(p-toluenesulfonyl)-1,2-diphenylethylenediamine]-derived catalysts were first successfully immobilized onto amorphous silica gel and mesoporous silicas of MCM-41 and SBA-15 by an easily accessible approach. The catalyst immobilized on silica gel demonstrated remarkably high catalytic activities and excellent(More)
This paper analyses slip transfer at the boundary of nanoscaled growth twins in face-centred cubic (f.c.c.) metals for strengthening mechanism. The required stress for slip transfer, i.e. inter-twin flow stress, is obtained in a simple expression in terms of stacking fault energy and/or twin boundary (TB) energy, constriction energy and activation volume.(More)
The growth of CNE-2L2 cell, a cloned line of human nasopharyngeal carcinoma with a high potentiality of metastasis to lung was inhibited to a certain extent after transfection with a recombinant antisense expression vector of a cDNA encoding a human α-mannosidase (pRc/CMV-antisense 6A8 cDNA) (the Genbank accession number of 6A8 cDNA is U37248) in comparison(More)
BACKGROUND Estrogen deficiency causes atrophic changes within the urogenital tract, and is associated with urinary symptoms. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of estrogen and tibolone on bladder histology, and the changes of estrogen receptor alpha and beta (ERalpha and beta) protein expression in the detrusor muscle. METHODS Forty(More)
BACKGROUNDS Epidermal growth factor (EGF) is a 53 amino acid polypeptide and its receptor EGFR is an established therapeutic target for anti-tumor therapy. Two major categories of EGFR-targeted drugs include monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) and small molecular tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs). However, drug resistance occurs in a significant proportion of(More)