Qingqing Cai

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Supervised training procedures for semantic parsers produce high-quality semantic parsers, but they have difficulty scaling to large databases because of the sheer number of logical constants for which they must see labeled training data. We present a technique for developing semantic parsers for large databases based on a reduction to standard supervised(More)
Increasing evidence has suggested that dysregulation of certain microRNAs (miRNAs) may contribute to tumorigenesis. microRNA-125b (miR-125b) was implicated to have close relationship with cell proliferation and differentiation, and downregulation of miR-125b was observed in various types of cancers. However, the biological function of miR-125b in bladder(More)
Existing semantic parsing research has steadily improved accuracy on a few domains and their corresponding databases. This paper introduces FreeParser, a system that trains on one domain and one set of predicate and constant symbols, and then can parse sentences for any new domain, including sentences that refer to symbols never seen during training.(More)
BACKGROUND The impact of the various elements of metabolic syndrome (MetS) on chronic kidney disease (CKD) has been conflicting. Therefore, in the present study we aimed to examine the association of MetS and its components with decreased glomerular filtration rate (GFR). METHODS A total of 75,468 urban workers who underwent annual health examinations(More)
Diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is the most common non-Hodgkin lymphoma in the world. Clinically, biologically, and pathologically, DLBCL is a heterogeneous entity with a range of potential outcomes. Immunochemotherapy regimens, consisting of the chimeric monoclonal anti-CD20 antibody rituximab in combination with chemotherapy, have improved the(More)
OBJECTIVES The human genome encodes many long intergenic noncoding RNAs (lincRNAs). However, their biological functions, molecular mechanisms and prognostic values associated with bladder cancer remain to be elucidated. Here we investigated a lincRNA termed linc-UBC1 (Up-regulated in bladder cancer 1) and evaluated its prognostic value in bladder cancer(More)
OBJECTIVE 13-Methyltetradecanoic acid (13-MTD), a saturated branched-chain fatty acid purified from soy fermentation products, is known to induce apoptosis in many types of human cancer cells. This study was designed to investigate the molecular mechanisms involved in 13-MTD-induced apoptosis in human bladder cancer cells. METHODS AND MATERIALS MTT assay(More)
Metastatic prostate cancer is a leading cause of cancer-related death in men. Cancer stem cells (CSCs) are involved in tumor progression and metastasis, including in prostate cancer. There is an obvious and urgent need for effective cancer stem cells specific therapies in metastatic prostate cancer. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are an important class of pervasive(More)
CD5 is a pan-T-cell surface marker and is rarely expressed in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). Large-scale studies of de novo CD5+ DLBCL are lacking in Western countries. In this study by the DLBCL Rituximab-CHOP Consortium, CD5 was expressed in 5.5% of 879 DLBCL patients from Western countries. CD5+ DLBCL was associated with higher frequencies of >1(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the biological function of HOXB5 in human bladder cancer and explore whether the HOXB5 3'-UTR SNP (1010A/G), which is located within the microRNA-7 binding site, was correlated with clinical features of bladder cancer. METHODS Expression of HOXB5 in 35 human bladder cancer tissues and 8 cell lines were examined using real-time PCR(More)