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In the female mosquito Aedes aegypti, vitellogenin (Vg), the major YPP, is activated by 20-hydroxyecdysone (20E) at the transcriptional level. We used cell transfection assays in the Drosophila S2 cells to investigate whether 20E acts directly on the Vg gene via its functional receptor, the heterodimer composed of the ecdysteroid receptor (EcR) and the(More)
PURPOSE We conducted a randomized trial to investigate whether systematic nodal dissection (SND) is superior to mediastinal lymph nodal sampling (MLS) in surgical treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS The patients resectable clinical Stage I-IIIA NSCLC were randomly assigned to lung resection combined with SND or lung resection combined(More)
OBJECTIVES To study the effects of maxillary sinus floor elevation by a tissue-engineered bone complex with beta tricalcium phosphate (beta-TCP) and bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2) gene-modified bone marrow stromal cells (bMSCs) in rabbits. MATERIAL AND METHODS bMSCs derived from New Zealand rabbit bone marrow were cultured and transduced with the(More)
BACKGROUND The current study was undertaken to investigate the efficacy and safety of erlotinib versus pemetrexed as second-line therapy for patients with advanced epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) wild-type and EGFR fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH)-positive lung adenocarcinoma. METHODS In this open-label, randomized, phase 2 study,(More)
AIMS The purpose of this meta-analysis is to assess the value of peri-operative chemotherapy for patients who have resectable colorectal cancer with liver metastases (CRCLM). The clinical effectiveness of peri-operative chemotherapy for CRCLM patients remains controversial. METHODS A literature review was performed to compare CRCLM patients receiving(More)
The cytogenetics of yellow grouper Epinephelus awoara was studied using multiple cytogenetic markers [Giemsa staining, C-banding, Ag-NORs and fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH)]. Giemsa staining results showed that the karyotypic formula of E. awoara was 2n = 48a, FN (fundamental number) = 48. Faint C-bandings were only detected at the centromeric(More)
We report the cloning and characterization of two isoforms of the Ultraspiracle homologue (AaUSP) from the mosquito, Aedes aegypti. The 2.33-kb AaUSPa cDNA has an open reading frame (ORF) of 484 amino acids encoding a polypeptide of 54 kDa, whereas the 2.14-kb AaUSPb ORF of 459 amino acids encodes a 51.3 kDa polypeptide. The AaUSPa and AaUSPb proteins(More)
Corynespora cassiicola is a plant pathogen associated with leaf-spotting disease. The fungus has been found on diverse substrates: leaves, stems and roots of plants; nematode cysts and human skin. It rarely causes human infections. Here we report one case of subcutaneous phaeohyphomycosis caused by C. cassiicola with prominent tissue necrosis in a woman.(More)
BACKGROUND A positive association between the ABO blood types and survival has been suggested in several malignancies. The aim of this study was to assess the role of the ABO blood types in predicting the prognosis of Chinese patients with curatively resected non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS We retrospectively analyzed 1601 consecutive Chinese(More)
OBJECTIVE Traditional Chinese Medicine (tcm) is used in China as part of the treatment for non-small-cell lung cancer (nsclc) and often includes prescription of herbal therapy based on syndrome differentiation. Studies of various Astragalus-based Chinese medicines combined with platinum-based chemotherapy in the treatment of lung cancer are popular in East(More)