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BACKGROUND/AIMS Studies investigating the association between p53 codon 72 polymorphism and colorectal cancer risk report conflicting results. In order to clarify this, we carried out a meta-analysis using published data to obtain more precise estimates of risk. METHODOLOGY Electronic searches of PubMed and EMBASE were conducted to select studies for this(More)
BACKGROUND Heme oxygenase (HO)-1 protects transplanted organs from ischemia reperfusion injury and immune rejection. This study sought to investigate whether persistent overexpression of HO-1 in donor livers could improve the survival by expanding T regulatory cells in a rat model of orthotopic liver transplantation. METHODS Livers of Dark Agouti rats(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the clinicopathological characteristics of papillary thyroid microcarcinoma (PTMC) for surgery by comparing the difference between PTMC and larger papillary thyroid carcinoma (LPTC). METHODS We analyzed the differences in the clinicopathological characteristics, prognosis, B-type RAF kinase (BRAF)V600E mutational status and(More)
BACKGROUND Metabotropic glutamate could contribute to the development of neuropathic pain-related behaviors. Previously, we have confirmed that the glutamic acid and dizocilpine maleate in the hippocampal CA3 region are involved in the modulation of noxious stimulation. However, whether the metabotropic glutamate receptor 7 (mGluR7) can modulate the(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the association of concomitant BRAFV600E mutation with central lymph node metastases in papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC). METHODS The clinicopathological data of 126 PTC patients who underwent surgical treatment within a period of 2 years were retrospectively analyzed. The BRAF V600E gene mutation was detected by quantitative(More)
We compared the clinical effects and prognosis of patients receiving lymph node dissection after surgical removal of the thyroid tissues and those not receiving it after the removal. A total of 80 patients diagnosed with differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC) by our hospital from March 2012 to March 2014 were successively included in the study. The cases(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the relationship between BRAF mutation and factors influencing the prognosis of papillary thyroid microcarcinoma (PTMC). METHODS Clinical data from patients with PTMC were subjected to retrospective analysis. A total of 86 patients were included, and the BRAF(V600E) mutation was identified in surgically dissected tissues. RESULTS(More)
The progression mechanism of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) remains largely unknown. Accumulating evidence has suggested that various targets of pigment epithelium-derived factor (PEDF) are able to inhibit cancer progression. The aim of the present study was to examine PEDF expression in PTC patients and to investigate its relationship with aggressive(More)
A 2.446GHz high power dielectric resonator oscillator (DRO) is presented, which can generate 330W CW output power at room temperature with -98dBc/Hz at 1kHz offset, -112.6dBc/Hz at 10kHz offset, and -132dBc/Hz at 1MHz offset, with a drain efficiency of 45% by using two Freescale LDMOS transistors. In contrast, the single-device LDMOS DRO without power boost(More)