Learn More
Pathological cardiomyocyte hypertrophy is associated with significantly increased risk of heart failure, one of the leading medical causes of mortality worldwide. MicroRNAs are known to be involved in pathological cardiac remodeling. However, whether miR-99a participates in the signaling cascade leading to cardiac hypertrophy is unknown. To evaluate the(More)
MicroRNAs, a class of small and non-encoding RNAs that transcriptionally or post-transcriptionally modulate the expression of their target genes, has been implicated as critical regulatory molecules in many cardiovascular diseases, including ischemia/reperfusion induced cardiac injury. Here, we report microRNA-145, a tumor suppressor miRNA, can protect(More)
PURPOSE To compare postoperative pain following laser-assisted subepithelial keratectomy (LASEK) and transepithelial photorefractive keratectomy (T-PRK, two-step surgery) and alleviate postoperative subjective pain. METHODS Thirty patients (60 eyes) with myopia or myopic astigmatism were consecutively recruited into this prospective, randomized paired(More)
The accurate measurement of mRNA expression levels is crucially dependent on the use of relevant reference genes for the normalization of data. Currently, heart failure is a serious and widespread disease, and multiple mouse models are utilized for the study of this complex disease. Although mouse models are commonly used to study cardiovascular disease,(More)
BACKGROUND Herpesvirus of turkey (HVT) as a vector to express the haemagglutinin (HA) of avian influenza virus (AIV) H5 was developed and its protection against lethal Marek's disease virus (MDV) and highly pathogenic AIV (HPAIV) challenges was evaluated previously. It is well-known that avirulemt MDV type 1 vaccines are more effective than HVT in(More)
OBJECTIVE To improve the effects of diagnosis and therapy in patients with tracheobronchial foreign body who were diagnosed as pneumonia and to summarize the experience. METHOD Foreign bodies in the trachea and bronchi in one hundred and seventy-two children were removed in our hospital from 1995. 2 to 2005. 2, of them 67 cases were diagnosed as(More)
BACKGROUND To date, no predictive methods for the clinical response to allergy immunotherapy (AIT) are available. We sought to evaluate the pretreatment parameters used in diagnosing allergic asthma and/or rhinitis including allergen skin-prick test responses, serum specific and total IgE (sIgE and tIgE) levels and blood eosinophil counts, and to identify(More)
MicroRNAs are involved in the regulation of various cellular processes, including cell apoptosis and autophagy. Expression of microRNA-99a (miR-99a) is reduced in apoptotic neonatal mice ventricular myocytes (NMVMs) subjected to hypoxia. We hypothesize that miR-99a might restore cardiac function after myocardial infarction (MI) by up-regulation of myocyte(More)
In this study, we demonstrated that anaerobic granular sludge could be successfully transformed into aerobic granular sludge in a continuous up-flow reactor in 45 days. An aerobic microbial community successfully developed in the granules and high organic matter and nitrogen removal performance was achieved. Under an ammonia nitrogen loading rate of 0.8 kg(More)
  • 1