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MOTIVATION Current high-throughput protein-protein interaction (PPI) data do not provide information about the condition(s) under which the interactions occur. Thus, the identification of condition-responsive PPI sub-networks is of great importance for investigating how a living cell adapts to changing environments. RESULTS In this article, we propose a(More)
BACKGROUND Rabies is a major public-health problem in developing countries such as China. Although the recent re-emergence of human rabies in China was noted in several epidemiological studies, little attention was paid to the reasons behind this phenomenon paralleling the findings of the previous reports. The purpose of this study is thus first to(More)
BACKGROUND The deleterious biological effects of low-level, long-term exposure to heavy metals are well known, and children are the most susceptible population. Dabaoshan Mine in the southeast of Guangdong Province is at high risk of discharging multi-metals pollutants into a local river (Hengshihe) and the surrounding area. The present study aimed to(More)
BACKGROUND Mutations in OTOF gene, encoding otoferlin, cause DFNB9 deafness and non-syndromic auditory neuropathy (AN). The aim of this study is to identify OTOF mutations in Chinese patients with non-syndromic auditory neuropathy. METHODS 73 unrelated Chinese Han patients with AN, including one case of temperature sensitive non-syndromic auditory(More)
MOTIVATION Microarrays datasets frequently contain a large number of missing values (MVs), which need to be estimated and replaced for subsequent data mining. The focus of the paper is to study the effects of different MV treatments for cDNA microarray data on disease classification analysis. RESULTS By analyzing five datasets, we demonstrate that among(More)
The effects of atorvastatin on SDF-1α expression under acute myocardial infarction (AMI) are still unclear. Therefore, our present study is to investigate the roles and mechanisms of atorvastatin treatment on SDF-1α expression in rats with AMI. Male Sprague–Dawley rats were underwent permanent coronary artery ligation and randomly assigned into four groups(More)
OBJECTIVES Oxidized low-density lipoprotein (ox-LDL) is considered to be a key factor of initiating and accelerating atherosclerosis. The objective of this study was to investigate the role of ox-LDL in young patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS 128 consecutive angiographically proven young CAD patients (aged ⩽ 55 years) were enrolled, and(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the Mn-superoxide dismutase gene (SOD2) underlie the susceptibility to noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). METHODS Audiometric data from 2400 Chinese Han workers who exposed to occupational noise were analyzed. DNA samples were collected from the 10% most susceptible and the 10%(More)
BACKGROUND Adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (ASCs) transplantation is a promising approach for myocardium repair. Promotion of ASCs migration and survival is the key for improving ASCs efficiency. SDF-1α is a critical factor responsible for ASCs migration and survival. Atorvastatin (Ator) is capable of up-regulating SDF-1α. Therefore, we're going to(More)