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BACKGROUND It is very difficult to prevent pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) due to the lack of specific and diagnostic markers, which could lead to a high incidence of pulmonary TB. We screened the differentially expressed serum microRNAs (miRNAs) as potential biomarkers for the diagnosis of pulmonary TB. METHODS In this study, serum miRNAs were screened using(More)
Many notorious invasive plants are clonal, however, little is known about the different roles of clonal integration effects between invasive and native plants. Here, we hypothesize that clonal integration affect growth, photosynthetic performance, biomass allocation and thus competitive ability of invasive and native clonal plants, and invasive clonal(More)
OBJECTIVES Thrombus and secondary thrombosis plays a key role in stroke. Recent molecular imaging provides in vivo imaging of activated factor XIII (FXIIIa), an important mediator of thrombosis or fibrinolytic resistance. The present study was to investigate the fibrin deposition in a thromboembolic stroke mice model by FXIIIa-targeted near-infrared(More)
Eichhornia crassipes is one of the world’s most prevalent invasive aquatic plants, causing significant ecological and socio-economic impacts in introduced areas. In this study, we compared the leaf resource capture- and use-related traits of E. crassipes with its confamilial native aquatic plant Monochoria vaginalis at three nutrient levels. Our results(More)
Prior studies on preferences of native herbivores for native or exotic plants have tested both the enemy release hypothesis and the biotic resistance hypothesis and have reported inconsistent results. The different levels of resistance of native and exotic plants to native herbivores could resolve this controversy, but little attention has been paid to this(More)
Climate change may lead to more intense and frequent flooding. Alternanthera philoxeroides is a perennial that grows rapidly in both terrestrial and aquatic habitats. However, there is a lack of information about whether this species survive or not under flooded conditions, especially when completely submerged. In this study, the effect of submergence at(More)
Host-enemy interactions are vital mechanisms that explain the success or failure of invasive plants in new ranges. We surveyed the defoliation of invasive Alternanthera philoxeroides and co-occurring native plants on two islands during different seasons over three consecutive years and measured the leaf nitrogen content and the C/N ratio of each plant(More)
The objective of the study was to investigate the clinical effects of CT key image notes (KIN) in the interpretation of a CT image study. All experiments were approved by the ethics committee of the local district. Six experienced radiologists were equally divided into routine reporting (RR) group and KIN reporting (KIN) group. CT scans of each 100(More)
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