Weijia Liu

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BACKGROUND China has experienced an increase in the prevalence of childhood overweight/obesity over the last decades. The purpose of this study was to examine the prevalence of obesity and metabolic syndrome among Chinese school children and determine if there is a significant association between childhood obesity and metabolic syndrome. METHODS A(More)
Expression of Cyclin D1 is believed to lead to progression through the G1 to S cell cycle checkpoint, and both experimental and pathological evidence suggests that overexpression of this protein may increase the risk of several cancers. The Cyclin D1 A870G polymorphism may modulate expression of the Cyclin D1 protein and is associated with the development(More)
BACKGROUND In mammalian development, the formation of most tissues is achieved by a relatively small repertoire of basic morphogenetic events (e.g. cell adhesion, locomotion, apoptosis, etc.), permutated in various sequences to form different tissues. Together with cell differentiation, these mechanisms allow populations of cells to organize themselves into(More)
The overall pattern of the developing kidney is set in large part by the developing ureteric bud/collecting duct system, and dysgenesis of this system accounts for a variety of clinically significant renal diseases. Understanding how the behavior of cells in the developing ureteric bud/collecting duct is controlled is therefore important to understanding(More)
Synthetic biology provides an opportunity for the construction and exploration of alternative solutions to biological problems - solutions different from those chosen by natural life. To this end, synthetic biologists have built new sensory systems, cellular memories, and alternative genetic codes. There is a growing interest in applying synthetic(More)
BACKGROUND Socioeconomic inequalities in childhood obesity prevalence differ according to a country's stage of nutrition transition. The aim of this study was to determine which socioeconomic factors influence inequalities in obesity prevalence in Chinese primary school children living in an urban setting. METHODS We assessed obesity prevalence among 9917(More)
The current study was designed to investigate the drinking patterns and association between socio-demographic factors and adolescents' alcohol use among high school students from China's three metropolises, Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou. Using a self-administered questionnaire, we conducted a cross-sectional survey among 13,811 high school students from(More)
Progressive tissue fibrosis is a major cause of the morbidity and mortality associated with repeated epithelial injuries and accumulation of myofibroblasts. Successful treatment options are limited by an incomplete understanding of the molecular mechanisms that regulate myofibroblast accumulation. Here, we employed in vivo lineage tracing and real-time gene(More)
A detection algorithm based on the occlusion reasoning and partial division block template matching is proposed since the occluded target can not be located accurately by the common located algorithm during tracking process. Locating target accurately is critical factors that affect the tracking performance and reliability. Occlusion reasoning method(More)