Wei-Chun Li

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BACKGROUND Loss of the tumor suppressor phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN) is frequently observed in hematopoietic malignancies. Although PTEN has been implicated in maintaining the quiescence of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs), its role in hematopoiesis during ontogeny remains largely unexplored. METHODS The expression of hematopoietic marker genes(More)
The cold-responsive (COR) genes play an important role in cold acclimation of higher plants. Here, a tight correlation between chloroplast functionality and COR15A expression, and the functional characterization of Arabidopsis COR15A involved in salt/osmotic stress, were revealed. COR15A gene is light inducible and expressed in light-grown seedlings. The(More)
Phosphoglycerate kinase (PGK) plays a critical role not only in photosynthetic carbon metabolism but also in glycolysis and gluconeogenesis. Although a large number of PGKs have been cloned and purified from a variety of plant sources, their physiological functions in response to abiotic stresses still remain elusive. Here we identified and characterized a(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Whether or not uncemented total hip arthroplasty (THA) can achieve durable fixation of implants to bone in patients on chronic hemodialysis is unknown. We analyzed the 2-13-year clinical outcomes of cementless THA in patients with end-stage renal diseases who were maintained on long-term hemodialysis. PATIENTS AND METHODS We(More)
PURPOSE The current study examined quality of life, progression of disease, and survival rate during chemotherapy in newly diagnosed non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with depression (n=48) and without depression (n=78). Further, the study explored the hypothesis that the survival benefit resulted from the chemotherapy of docetaxel and cisplatin(More)
Metaeuchromiusglacialis Li, sp. n. is described from the Tibetan glacier area of China. The new species is similar to Metaeuchromiuscirce Bleszynski by the distal projection of costa exceeding the apex of valva, and the phallus with strong spine-like cornuti in the male genitalia. Images of male adult, tympanal and scent organs as well as genitalia of the(More)
BACKGROUND Abnormal intervertebral movements of spine have been reported to be associated with trauma and pathological conditions. The importance of objective spinal motion imaging assessment in the frontal plane was frequently underestimated. The clinical evaluation of the segmental motion contribution could be useful for detecting the motion pattern of(More)
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