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Tumor heterogeneity of high-grade glioma (HGG) is recognized by four clinically relevant subtypes based on core gene signatures. However, molecular signaling in glioma stem cells (GSCs) in individual HGG subtypes is poorly characterized. Here we identified and characterized two mutually exclusive GSC subtypes with distinct dysregulated signaling pathways.(More)
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) were treated with bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) dose-dependently and time-dependently. Together they caused a strong synergistic effect on the osteogenic differentiation of MSCs, with lower concentrations of each factor being enough to(More)
Conventional prenatal screening tests, such as maternal serum tests and ultrasound scan, have limited resolution and accuracy. We developed an advanced noninvasive prenatal diagnosis method based on massively parallel sequencing. The Noninvasive Fetal Trisomy (NIFTY) test, combines an optimized Student’s t-test with a locally weighted polynomial regression(More)
To evaluate the beneficial effects of Chinese bayberry (Myrica rubra Sieb. et Zucc.) flavonoid extract (CBFE) on chronic alcohol-induced liver oxidative injury in mice, experimental mice were pretreated with different doses of CBFE (50–200 mg/kg) for 4 weeks by gavage feeding. Biochemical markers and enzymatic antioxidants from serum, liver tissue,(More)
Nested PCR is considered a sensitive and specific method for detecting malaria parasites and is especially useful in epidemiological surveys. However, the preparation of DNA templates for PCR is often time-consuming and costly. A simplified PCR method was developed to directly use a small blood filter paper square (2 × 2 mm) as the DNA template after(More)
Rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) have become an essential tool in the contemporary malaria control and management programmes in the world. This study aims to evaluate the performance of two commonly used RDTs for malaria diagnosis in the China-Myanmar border area. A total 606 febrile patients in the China-Myanmar border were recruited to this study and were(More)
Southern rice black-streaked dwarf virus (SRBSDV) is a recently described member of the genus Fijivirus, family Reoviridae. The roles of the proteins encoded by the SRBSDV genome have rarely been studied. In a yeast two-hybrid (YTH) assay in which SRBSDV P6, a putatively multifunctional protein, was used as bait and an SRBSDV cDNA library was used as prey,(More)
The present study was conducted on a large sample of Chinese medical students to test the moderating effect of resilience between negative life events and mental health problems, and investigate the factors that affect the mental health problems of the students. The Adolescent Self-Rating Life Events Check List, Eysenck Adult Personality(More)
INTRODUCTION Neutrophil CD64 has been proposed as an early marker of sepsis. This study aims to evaluate the diagnostic utility of neutrophil CD64 for identification of early-onset sepsis in preterm neonates. METHODS The prospective study was conducted in a neonatal intensive care unit between November 2010 and June 2011. Preterm neonates in whom(More)
Resveratrol is a phytoalexin synthesized by a wide variety of plants, which has been proven to be effective in suppressing oxidative stress and inflammation. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of Resveratrol's prodrug: 3,5,4'-tri-O-acetylresveratrol, on seawater drowning-induced acute lung injury (SWD-ALI). Histological changes were(More)