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Insulin-like growth factor binding protein (IGFBP)-5 is a conserved protein synthesized and secreted by vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs). IGFBP-5 binds to extracellular IGFs and modulates IGF actions in regulating VSMC proliferation, migration, and survival. IGFBP-5 also stimulates VSMC migration through an IGF-independent mechanism, but the molecular(More)
Insulin-like growth factor-binding protein 5 (IGFBP-5) is a secreted protein that binds to insulin-like growth factors (IGFs) and modulates IGF actions on cell proliferation, differentiation, survival, and motility. IGFBP-5 also regulates these cellular events through IGF-independent mechanisms. To elucidate the molecular mechanisms governing these diverse(More)
BACKGROUND Prolonged elevated blood lactate levels strongly correlate with poor outcomes in a variety of critically ill patients. We hypothesized that the dynamic postoperative changes in blood lactate levels during the first 24 h were significantly associated with postoperative morbidity and mortality in patients undergoing elective major abdominal(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are short, non-coding RNAs that negatively regulate target gene expression, and play an important role in cerebral ischemic injury. MiR-146a has been reported to be highly related to cell invasion, metastasis, immunity, inflammation and apoptosis. Previous studies have indicated that miR-146a can either inhibit or promote apoptosis(More)
Previous studies suggest that neurotrophic factors participate in the development of stroke and depression. So we investigated the utility of these biomarkers as predictive and distinguish model for post stroke depression (PSD). 159 individuals including PSD, stroke without depression (Non-PSD), major depressive disorder (MDD) and normal control groups were(More)
Previous studies have indicated that the level of glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) may be correlated with stroke and depression. Here, we investigated whether GDNF can be a discriminant indicator for post stroke depression (PSD). 159 participants were divided into four groups: PSD, stroke without depression (Non-PSD), major depressive(More)
Previous studies demonstrate that the protein of neuropeptide Y (NPY) is abnormal in depression patients, but the changes of NPY in different types of depression are unclear. This study was aimed to examine protein and mRNA expression levels of NPY in 159 cases with four groups including post-stroke depression (PSD) group, stroke without depression(More)
A binary sequence from the GMW constructions is defined by a chain of power functions and trace functions. In this paper, for such a sequence, we present a criterion on the decimation such that the crosscorrelation between its decimation and its adjoint sequence is independent of all the powers. Since a binary GMW or cascaded GMW sequence is the same as its(More)
BACKGROUND Post-stroke depression (PSD) is a frequent complication that worsens rehabilitation outcomes and patient quality of life. This study developed a risk prediction model for PSD based on patient clinical and socio-psychology features for the early detection of high risk PSD patients. RESULTS Risk predictors included a history of brain cerebral(More)
Let S be a family of binary sequences constructed from interleaved construction. The linear spans of binary sequences in S are studied in this paper. In order to achieve the largest linear span, a criterion is presented for the base sequences with period p, where p is a prime and 2 is a primitive root modulo p 2. It is shown that any sequence in S has the(More)