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OBJECTIVE This study evaluated the relationship between prenatal exposure to airborne polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and child intelligence. METHODS Children of nonsmoking black or Dominican-American women residing in New York City were monitored from in utero to 5 years of age, with determination of prenatal PAH exposure through personal air(More)
PURPOSE To study subfoveal choroidal thickness (SFCT) in adult Chinese subjects and its correlation with ocular biometric parameters, refractive error, and age. DESIGN Population-based longitudinal study. PARTICIPANTS The population-based Beijing Eye Study 2011 included 3468 individuals with a mean age of 64.6±9.8 years (range, 50-93 years). METHODS A(More)
BACKGROUND In this prospective cohort study of Caucasian mothers and children in Krakow, Poland, we evaluated the role of prenatal exposure to urban air pollutants in the pathogenesis of neurobehavioral disorders. OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to investigate the relationship between prenatal polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) exposure and(More)
To determine the prevalence, associated factors, awareness and control of dyslipidemia in Chinese living in Greater Beijing, we measured the serum cholesterol concentration in 3251 Chinese adults (age: 45 to 89 years) as participants of the population-based Beijing Eye Study 2006. Additional information on treatment of dyslipidemia was obtained using a(More)
OBJECTIVES Cytochrome P450 oxidoreductase (POR) is the only flavoprotein that donates electrons to all microsomal P450 enzymes, which catalyze the biosynthesis of steroids, fatty acids, and bile acids, as well as metabolism of more than 80% of prescription drugs. Although mutations in POR have been identified in several disease states with disordered(More)
To identify novel biomarkers of metastasis of colorectal cancer (CRC), we developed an orthotopic implantation model of murine CRC and selected in vivo M5, a subclone of the SW480 CRC cell line with enhanced potential for metastasis to the liver. We compared the differences in the gene expression profiles between M5 and SW480 cells using gene expression(More)
Automatic image registration is a vital yet challenging task, particularly for remote sensing images. A fully automatic registration approach which is accurate, robust, and fast is required. For this purpose, a novel coarse-to-fine scheme for automatic image registration is proposed in this paper. This scheme consists of a preregistration process (coarse(More)
Over the last several decades, researches on visual object retrieval and recognition have achieved fast and remarkable success. However, while the category-level tasks prevail in the community, the instance-level tasks (especially recognition) have not yet received adequate focuses. Applications such as content-based search engine and robot vision systems(More)
BACKGROUND LIM and SH3 protein 1 (LASP-1), initially identified from a cDNA library of metastatic axillary lymph nodes of breast cancer patients, is a specific focal adhesion protein involved in numerous biological and pathological processes. The overexpression of LASP-1 has been described in several types of cancers, but the role of LASP-1 in colorectal(More)
UNLABELLED Alterations in DNA methylation frequently occur in hepatocellular cancer (HCC). We have previously demonstrated that hypermethylation in candidate genes can be detected in plasma DNA before HCC diagnosis. To identify, with a genome-wide approach, additional genes hypermethylated in HCC that could be used for more accurate analysis of plasma DNA(More)