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We report here the clinical, genetic, and molecular characteristics of a large Chinese family exhibiting non-syndromic, late-onset autosomal dominant sensorineural hearing loss. Clinical evaluation revealed variable phenotypes of hearing loss in terms of severity and age-at-onset of disease in these subjects. Genome-wide linkage analysis mapped the disease(More)
To study the effects of excision repair cross-complementing 1 (ERCC1) on the pathophysiological process of brain ischemia, we examined the changes in ERCC1 expression, as well as the functional significance of ERCC1 in the rat brain following middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO). The results were as follows: (1) ERCC1 immunopositive cells were widely(More)
The petrol ether, ethyl acetate and methanol extracts of eight medicinal polypore fungi from China were evaluated for cytotoxic activities using MTT-dye assay. All the petrol ether and ethyl acetate extracts exhibited cytotoxicity against human cervix epitheloid carcinoma cell lines (Hela) and human hepatoma cell lines (SMMC-7721). Cytotoxicity activity was(More)
This study was conducted to investigate the effect of relative gene expression on plaque vulnerability in patients with either stable angina or acute coronary syndrome (ACS). A total of 30 patients with ACS, 28 patients with stable angina and 17 healthy volunteers were selected. High resolution ultrasound was used to detect carotid arterial intima-media(More)
The study was carried out in 25 postmenopausal women with coronary heart disease (CHD) and 25 matched controls. Age, menopausal time, body mass index, hypertension, smoking and occupation in CHD were not different from those in the control group. Serum lipids, apolipoproteins (apo), sex hormones and gonadotropin hormones were measured. Serum TG and apo(More)