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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)
PURPOSE Anti-NMDAR-encephalitis is a recently described form of autoimmune encephalitis. Here, we characterize CSF changes in Chinese patients with anti-NMDAR encephalitis, and explore the relationship between CSF findings and disease outcome. METHODS The presence of NMDAR antibodies in serum or CSF samples was evaluated in patients diagnosed with(More)
PURPOSE This study aimed to evaluate the clinical characteristics of levetiracetam (LEV)-induced cutaneous adverse drug reactions (cADRs) and to explore its possible genetic association with the human leukocyte antigen (HLA) genes. METHODS Nine cases with LEV-induced cADRs were recruited. Demographic and clinical information of these cases was summarized.(More)
Evidence suggest that overexpression of hypoxia-inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α) is linked to multidrug resistance of epilepsy. Here we explored whether aberrant expression of HIF-1α is regulated by miRNAs. Genome-wide microRNA expression profiling was performed on temporal cortex resected from mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (mTLE) patients and age-matched(More)
Increasing evidence suggests that cancer stem cells (CSCs) are a key occurrence in the process of many human cancers. Lung cancer is the most common aggressive malignancy and cause of cancer death worldwide. The research on lung cancer stem cells has been highlighted for many years. Lung CSCs seem to play a major role in lung cancer metastasis, drug(More)
Temporal lobe epilepsy is considered to be the most frequent of all epileptic syndromes. Recently, several retrospective studies suggest that limbic encephalitis (LE) may be a cause for adult onset unexplained seizure disorders in patients. This report describes two cases of adult onset epilepsy with voltage-gated potassium channel antibodies(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies suggested that one or more HLA alleles participate in the pathogenesis of AED-induced SJS/TEN, but most of these studies focused only on the HLA-B alleles. PURPOSE The aim of this study was to investigate the pathogenesis of AED-induced SJS/TEN across a broader spectrum of HLA alleles, including the HLA-A, -B and -DRB1 alleles,(More)