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An increasing number of long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) have been identified recently. Different from all the others that function in cis to regulate local gene expression, the newly identified HOTAIR is located between HoxC11 and HoxC12 in the human genome and regulates HoxD expression in multiple tissues. Like the well-characterised lncRNA Xist, HOTAIR(More)
To date, even though various kinds of nanomaterials have been evaluated over the years in order to develop effective cancer therapy, there is still significant challenges in the improvement of the capabilities of nano-carriers. Developing a new theranostic nanomedicine platform for imaging-guided, visualized cancer therapy is currently a promising way to(More)
Many long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) genes identified in mammals have multiple exons and functional domains, allowing them to bind to polycomb proteins, DNA methyltransferases, and specific DNA sequences to regulate genome methylation. Little is known about the origin and evolution of lncRNAs. ANRIL/CDKN2B-AS consists of 19 exons on human chromosome 9p21 and(More)
BACKGROUND Nonsyndromic orofacial clefts (NSOCs) are the most common craniofacial birth defects with complex etiology in which multiple genes and environmental exposures are involved. Bone morphogenetic protein 7 (BMP7), as a member of the transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta) superfamily, has been shown to play crucial roles in palate and other(More)
We developed a simple, non-enzymatic approach for the colorimetric detection of glucose based on a gold nanoparticles (Au NPs) assisted silver mirror reaction (AuSMR). The linear range of the concentration of glucose is from 0.04 mM to 1 mM, and the lowest concentration that can be distinguished by the naked eye is 10 nM. This approach has been successfully(More)
The purpose of this study is to assess the variance and error in nodule diameter measurement associated with variations in nodule-slice position in cross-sectional imaging. A computer program utilizing a standard geometric model was used to simulate theoretical slices through a perfectly spherical nodule of known size, position, and density within a(More)
This letter presents a click-chemistry-based assay for proteins (CAP) that allows quantitative determination of the concentration of proteins, using azide- and alkyne-functionalized gold nanoparticles (AuNPs). Compared with conventional methods, CAP has a broader linear range for detection of proteins with good selectivity. CAP enables the analysis of total(More)
Angiogenesis plays an important role in tumor growth and metastasis, therefore antiangiogenic therapy was widely investigated as a promising approach for cancer therapy. Recently, pigment epithelium-derived factor (PEDF) has been shown to be the most potent inhibitor of angiogenesis. Adeno-associated virus (AAV) vectors have been intensively studied due to(More)
BACKGROUND There is scant information on characteristics, treatment, functional outcome and case fatality of ischemic stroke with atrial fibrillation (AF) in China. METHODS For this study, first-ever ischemic stroke patients who were admitted within 1 month of stroke onset during the period of March 2002 through December 2008 were included. Data on(More)
Three polysaccharide- graphene oxide composite materials (PS-GO) were synthesized from graphene oxide (GO) and natural polysaccharides, which compounds were tested for removal of organic dyes from aqueous solutions. These adsorbents were characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), Raman spectrometer, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy(More)