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We report that chlamydiae, which are obligate intracellular bacterial pathogens, possess a novel antiapoptotic mechanism. Chlamydia-infected host cells are profoundly resistant to apoptosis induced by a wide spectrum of proapoptotic stimuli including the kinase inhibitor staurosporine, the DNA-damaging agent etoposide, and several immunological(More)
BACKGROUND In order to find novel noninvasive biomarkers with high accuracy for the screening of early-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), we investigate the predictive power of 5 microRNAs (miR-20a, miR-145, miR-21, miR223 and miR-221) as potential biomarkers in early-stage NSCLC. METHODS In training set, 25 early-stage NSCLC patients and 25(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of the present study was to retrospectively review the surgical outcome of 309 craniopharyngioma cases treated by a single neurosurgeon in China. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 309 cases of craniopharyngioma that were treated surgically from January 1996 to May 2006. Among them, 162 (52.4%) patients were male and 147 (47.6%) were(More)
We have previously shown that the obligate intracellular pathogen chlamydia can suppress interferon (IFN)-gamma-inducible major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class II expression in infected cells by degrading upstream stimulation factor (USF)-1. We now report that chlamydia can also inhibit both constitutive and IFN-gamma-inducible MHC class I expression(More)
Epigenetic regulation, such as DNA methylation plays an important role in the control of imprinting. Lsh, a member of the SNF2 family of chromatin remodeling proteins, controls DNA methylation in mice. To investigate whether Lsh affects imprinting, we examined CpG methylation and allelic expression of individual genes in Lsh-deficient embryos. We report(More)
BACKGROUND Generally, total surgical removal of craniopharyngioma results in satisfactory outcome with a low recurrence rate, however, the location of the tumor and its adherence to the hypothalamic structures can make the operation difficult. The goal of the present study was to assess the outcome of craniopharyngiomas in 284 patients treated surgically.(More)
The genome is burdened with repetitive sequences that are generally embedded in silenced chromatin. We have previously demonstrated that Lsh (lymphoid-specific helicase) is crucial for the control of heterochromatin at pericentromeric regions consisting of satellite repeats. In this study, we searched for additional genomic targets of Lsh by examining the(More)
As the magnets are embedded in a rotor for the interior permanent magnet (IPM) motor, the distribution of the armature reaction magnetic field is different from that of the surface permanent magnet motor (SPM) type. Various methods have been used for the magnetic field solution, including analytical methods based on the winding function and the(More)
Hematopoietic malignancies are frequently associated with DNA hypomethylation but the molecular mechanisms involved in tumor formation remain poorly understood. Here we report that mice lacking Lsh develop leukemia associated with DNA hypomethylation and oncogene activation. Lsh is a member of the SNF2 chromatin remodeling family and is required for de novo(More)
OBJECTIVE Research suggests that the incidence and cost of treating osteoporotic hip fracture (OHF) in China is rising. The purpose of this study was to estimate resource utilization associated with OHF, including hospital length of stay (LOS) and inpatient costs, and to examine the level of post-acute care for osteoporosis among patients hospitalized for(More)