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Prevention of neural-tube defects with folic acid in China. China-U.S. Collaborative Project for Neural Tube Defect Prevention.
BACKGROUND AND METHODS Periconceptional administration of folic acid can reduce a woman's risk of having a fetus or infant with a neural-tube defect. As part of a public health campaign conducted… Expand
Correction: Prevention of Neural-Tube Defects with Folic Acid in China.
Background Periconceptional use of multivitamins containing folic acid can reduce a woman's risk of having a baby with a neural-tube defect. Methods As part of a public health campaign conducted from… Expand
Reliable Crowdsourcing and Deep Locality-Preserving Learning for Unconstrained Facial Expression Recognition
In this paper, we present a novel facial expression database, Real-world Affective Face Database (RAF-DB), which contains approximately 30 000 facial images with uncontrolled poses and illumination from thousands of individuals of diverse ages and races. Expand
The effect of matrix stiffness on the differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells in response to TGF-β.
Bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are a valuable cell source for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Transforming growth factor β (TGF-β) can promote MSC differentiation into either… Expand
Differentiation of Multipotent Vascular Stem Cells Contributes to Vascular Diseases
It is generally accepted that the de-differentiation of smooth muscle cells (SMCs) from contractile to proliferative/synthetic phenotype has an important role during vascular remodeling and diseases.… Expand
Population BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation frequencies and cancer penetrances: a kin-cohort study in Ontario, Canada.
- H. Risch, J. McLaughlin, +8 authors S. Narod
- Journal of the National Cancer Institute
- 6 December 2006
BACKGROUND BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations in general populations and in various types of cancers have not been well characterized. We investigated the presence of these mutations in unselected patients… Expand
Differential effects of equiaxial and uniaxial strain on mesenchymal stem cells
- Jennifer S. Park, J. Chu, Catherine Cheng, F. Chen, D. Chen, S. Li
- Biology, Medicine
- Biotechnology and bioengineering
- 5 November 2004
Bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) can differentiate into a variety of cell types, including vascular smooth muscle cells (SMCs), and have tremendous potential as a cell source for… Expand
Extremely high prevalence of neural tube defects in a 4-county area in Shanxi Province, China.
- Zhiwen Li, A. Ren, +6 authors Z. Li
- Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and…
- 1 April 2006
BACKGROUND In the past, northern China's Shanxi Province has reported the highest incidence of neural tube defects (NTDs) in the world. However, little is known about the epidemiology of NTDs in this… Expand
Activation of Rac1 by shear stress in endothelial cells mediates both cytoskeletal reorganization and effects on gene expression
Hemodynamic shear stress is a fundamental determinant of vascular remodeling and atherogenesis. Changes in focal adhesions, cytoskeletal organization and gene expression are major responses of… Expand
Fluid Shear Stress Activation of Focal Adhesion Kinase
- S. Li, M. Kim, +5 authors J. Shyy
- Chemistry, Medicine
- The Journal of Biological Chemistry
- 28 November 1997
Shear stress, the tangential component of hemodynamic forces, activates the extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) and c-Jun NH2-terminal kinase (JNK) signal transduction pathways in cultured… Expand