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BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate resting-state functional connectivity alteration of the right dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) in patients with first-episode major depressive disorder (MDD). METHODS Twenty-two first-episode MDD patients and thirty age-, gender- and education-matched healthy control subjects were enrolled. Rest(More)
Purpose: Our previous study revealed that 90% [47 of 52; 95% confidence interval (CI), 0.79–0.96] of Chinese never-smokers with lung adenocarcinoma harbor known oncogenic driver mutations in just four genes EGFR, ALK, HER2, and KRAS. Here, we examined the status of known driver mutations specifically in female never-smokers with lung adenocarcinoma.(More)
BACKGROUND The clinicopathologic characteristics of tumors expressing programmed death (PD-1) ligands (PD-Ls) PD-L1 or PD-L2 and their associations with common driver mutations in lung adenocarcinoma are not clearly defined, despite the progression of anti-PD-1/PD-L1 immunotherapy. METHODS PD-L1 and PD-L2 expression was measured by immunohistochemistry in(More)
Hypoxia-inducible factor 1α (HIF-1α) plays a key role in mediating cancer cell malignant characteristics. Recent studies have shown that the histone demethylase JMJD2B is a target of HIF-1α, suggesting that histone methylation may be involved in tumor malignancy during hypoxia. However, little is known about the tumorigenic role of JMJD2B and its(More)
Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) is used as plasticizer and is ubiquitously found in the environment. Exposure to DEHP has been linked to an increased incidence of type 2 diabetes. Pancreatic β-cell dysfunction is a hallmark of type 2 diabetes; however, it is unknown whether DEHP exposure contributes to this risk. Here, we aimed to investigate the(More)
Lung adenocarcinomas have diverse genetic and morphological backgrounds and are usually classified according to their distinct oncogenic mutations (or so-called driver mutations) and histological subtypes (the de novo classification proposed by the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer/American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society(More)
BACKGROUND Recently EBUS-TBNA, which has a sensitivity of 94.6%, specificity of 100% and diagnostic accuracy rate of 96.3% as previously reported, has been widely used for patients with mediastinal and hilar lymphadenopathy or suspected lung cancer to get accurate diagnosis. The purpose of the current study was to evaluate the usefulness of EBUS-TBNA in(More)
Oxidative stress plays an important role in the pathogenesis of anti-glomerular basement membrane antibody-induced glomerulonephritis (anti-GBM-GN). Superoxide dismutase (SOD) is the first line of defense against oxidative stress by converting superoxide to hydrogen peroxide (H(2)O(2)). We investigated the effect of the SOD mimetic drug tempol on(More)
INTRODUCTION Integrated care could not only fix up fragmented health care but also improve the continuity of care and the quality of life. Despite the volume and variety of publications, little is known about how 'integrated care' has developed. There is a need for a systematic bibliometric analysis on studying the important features of the integrated care(More)
To understand the molecular basis of viral diseases, transcriptome profiling has been widely used to correlate host gene expression change patterns with disease symptoms during viral infection in many plant hosts. We used infection of apple by Apple stem grooving virus (ASGV), which produces no disease symptoms, to assess the significance of host gene(More)