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BACKGROUND There is an urgent need for a vaccine that is effective against the 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1) virus. METHODS A split-virus, inactivated candidate vaccine against the 2009 H1N1 virus was manufactured, and we evaluated its safety and immunogenicity in a randomized clinical trial. Subjects were between 3 and 77 years of age, stratified into(More)
The aim of the present study was to evaluate cellular uptake of oleoyl-chitosan (OCH) nanoparticles by using A549 cells, a human lung carcinoma cell line, for drug and gene delivery applications. In this study, self-assembled OCH nanoparticles encapsulating a fluorescent marker molecule, fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC), were prepared and characterized.(More)
This paper aims to report the complete absence of the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) in an adult and to propose a new classification method for the superior–inferior mesenteric arterial variations (SIMAV). A 69-year-old female was referred for abdominal pain and change of stool habits and characteristics. Multi-detector computed tomography (MDCT) was(More)
In this study, the biologic effects of DES on the early life and adult life stages of Japanese medaka (Oryzias latipes) were evaluated. At the early life stage, the fertilized eggs were exposed to 1-1000 ng/L diethylstilbestrol (DES) for 15 days and the hatched larvae were continually exposed to the same concentrations for an additional 25 days. Significant(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the long-term clinical effect of Tangyiping Granules (, TYP) on patients with impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) to achieve normal glucose tolerance (NGT) and hence preventing them from conversion to diabetes mellitus (DM). METHODS In total, 127 participants with IGT were randomly assigned to the control (63 cases, 3 lost to follow-up)(More)
Autophagy is a double-edged sword in tumor development. Recent studies have found that miRNAs have an inhibitory effect on the regulation of autophagy. It has been reported that miR-31 plays an important role in the development of colorectal cancer. However, what role miR-31 plays in colorectal cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) has not been determined.(More)
Background. Parastomal hernia is a common complication after stoma formation, especially in permanent colostomy. The present meta-analysis aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of prophylactic mesh application during permanent colostomy for preventing parastomal hernia. Methods. Randomized controlled trials comparing outcomes in patients who underwent(More)
Colchicine is a natural compound, which belongs to the botanical family Colchicaceae and prevents growth of cancer cells via antimitotic activity by interacting with microtubules. Although numerous studies have demonstrated that the effect of colchicine on cell apoptosis is mediated by the activation of caspase‑3, the signaling pathways involved in the(More)
The dried roots of the plant Acanthopanax senticosus (AS) are used in traditional Oriental medicine and reportedly possess anti-inflammatory properties in vitro. However, whether AS has the same anti-inflammatory effect in vivo and the underlying mechanisms of this action remain unknown. In this study, we pretreated a mouse model of(More)
Sediments are the ultimate sink for many toxic organic contaminants released into aquatic environment. The present study evaluated the toxicity effect of 13 surface sediment samples from Huangpu River and Suzhou River, East China using two-hybrid yeast bioassays for estrogenic and thyroidal effects and H4IIE rat hepatoma cell bioassay for ethoxyresorufin(More)