Wenliang Zhang

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BACKGROUND Although laparoscopic surgery has been available for a long time and laparoscopic cholecystectomy has been performed universally, it is still not clear whether open appendectomy (OA) or laparoscopic appendectomy (LA) is the most appropriate surgical approach to acute appendicitis. The purpose of this work is to compare the therapeutic effects and(More)
BACKGROUND Conidia are considered to be the primary cause of infections by Trichophyton rubrum. RESULTS We have developed a cDNA microarray containing 10250 ESTs to monitor the transcriptional strategy of conidial germination. A total of 1561 genes that had their expression levels specially altered in the process were obtained and hierarchically clustered(More)
BACKGROUND Trichophyton rubrum is the most common dermatophyte causing fungal skin infections in humans. Asexual sporulation is an important means of propagation for T. rubrum, and conidia produced by this way are thought to be the primary cause of human infections. Despite their importance in pathogenesis, the conidia of T. rubrum remain understudied. We(More)
BACKGROUND Trichophyton rubrum is the most common dermatophyte species and the most frequent cause of fungal skin infections in humans worldwide. It's a major concern because feet and nail infections caused by this organism is extremely difficult to cure. A large set of expression data including expressed sequence tags (ESTs) and transcriptional profiles of(More)
BACKGROUND Dermatophytes are the primary causative agent of dermatophytoses, a disease that affects billions of individuals worldwide. Trichophyton rubrum is the most common of the superficial fungi. Although T. rubrum is a recognized pathogen for humans, little is known about how its transcriptional pattern is related to development of the fungus and(More)
Let A be a d-dimensional local ring containing a field. We will prove that the highest Lyubeznik number λ d,d (A) (defined in [5]) is equal to the number of connected components of the Hochster-Huneke graph (defined in [2]) associated to B, where B = ˆ A sh is the completion of the strict Henselization of the completion of A. This was proven by Lyubeznik in(More)