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OBJECTIVE Polymorphisms in XPG were considered to contribute to the clinical outcome of patients receiving platinum drug chemotherapy. We investigated the impact of several potential SNPs of XPG on the efficacy of platinum-based chemotherapy in NSCLC patients. METHODS A total of 433 patients were consecutively selected between Nov. 2006 and Dec. 2007, and(More)
To evaluate the involvement of platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) isoforms (PDGF-AlphaAlpha, PDGF-AB, and PDGF-BB) on endometrial tissue remodeling during the perimenstrual period, we investigated the effects of PDGF on the proliferation, motility, invasiveness, and contractility of cultured human endometrial stromal cells (ESC) using a modified(More)
In Cambodia, the first detection of HPAI H5N1 virus in birds occurred in January 2004 and since then there have been 33 outbreaks in poultry while 21 human cases were reported. The origin and dynamics of these epizootics in Cambodia remain unclear. In this work we used a range of bioinformatics methods to analyze the Cambodian virus sequences together with(More)
OBJECTIVE MicroRNA-206 plays important roles in tumorigenesis and tumor progression of various human malignancies. However, its involvement in cervical cancer has remained unclear. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to examine the expression patterns and clinical implications of miR-206 in cervical cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS Quantitative RT-PCR was(More)
Most of the current medical treatments for endometriosis aim to down-regulate the estrogen activity. However, a high recurrence rate after medical treatments has been the most significant problem. Bufalin is a major digoxin-like immunoreactive component isolated from the skin and parotid venom glands of toad and is considered an apoptosis-inducing agent. To(More)
CONTEXT Homocysteine-induced endothelial cellular senescence may contribute to some cardiovascular disorders. Icariin (ICA), a flavonoid derived from Epimedium sagittatum Maxim. (Berberidaceae), has been reported to increase production of nitric oxide (NO) and reduce reactive oxygen species (ROS) levels in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs). (More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the involvement of transforming growth factor (TGF)-beta isoforms (TGF-beta1, TGF-beta2, and TGF-beta3) on endometrial tissue remodeling during the perimenstrual period. DESIGN The effects of TGF-beta isoforms on the cell proliferation, motility, and contractivity of cultured human endometrial stromal cells (ESCs) were investigated.(More)
Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae is considered the major causative agent of porcine respiratory disease complex, occurs worldwide and causes major economic losses to the pig industry. To gain more insights into the pathogenesis of this organism, the high throughput cDNA microarray assays were employed to evaluate host responses of porcine alveolar macrophages to M.(More)
Three dimensional curve reconstruction of a fiber Bragg grating (FBG) intelligent smart rod is implemented using B-spline interpolated orthogonal curvatures. By introducing the sketch of curvature detection principle of the orthogonal distributed fiber Bragg grating, this paper proposed the detailed algorithm processes and implementation steps of the(More)
A simple high voltage pulse power supply that can be obtained by modifying a DC voltage multiplier is described. The pulse characteristic is not as good as that of other pulse supplies, but it is low-cost and suited for pulse electrostatic precipitation. It provides, a super-high-voltage pulse that can be applied to small electrostatic precipitators,(More)