Xiao-jun Ding

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OBJECTIVE To compare the cognitive effects of guqin (the oldest Chinese instrument) music and piano music. METHODS Behavioral and event-related potential (ERP) data in a standard two-stimulus auditory oddball task were recorded and analyzed. RESULTS This study replicated the previous results of culture-familiar music effect on Chinese subjects: the(More)
Under favorable conditions, Caenorhabditis elegans larvae grow into reproductive adults after a series of molting cycles. When environmental conditions are harsh, they arrest as dauer larvae. Dafachronic acid (DA), a C. elegans steroid hormone, is required for reproductive development. Here, we report a mass spectrometry (MS) method for absolute(More)
Myasthenia gravis (MG) is an antibody-mediated autoimmune disease against antigens at the neuromuscular junction. Both genetic and environmental factors contribute to the susceptibility of MG. We undertook a case–control study to explore the contribution of genes of the auto-antigen and immune-modulating proteins in the pathogenesis of MG. We enrolled 389(More)
The nomination of Ashi points was reviewed, and the meaning of Ashi method was discussed in this article. On the base of further study on Huangdi Neijing (The Yellow Emperor's Canon of Internal Medicine), the general meaning of palpation at acupoints, meridians and collaterals to the process of acupoint locating were expounded. The concept of pressing(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the inhibitory effect of antisense oligonucleotides (ODN) on dopamine transporter (DAT) in rats and observe the response of the rats to 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP). METHODS The cannula was implanted in the substantia nigra compacta under a rat stereotaxic device, through which drugs were used. The rats with(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this cephalometric study was to compare the difference of NHP (natural head posture) and spinal position among malocclusions with different skeletal patterns. METHODS 79 malocclusions aged from 12 to 16 were divided to several groups according ANB and NSL-MP. The features of head posture and spinal position were examined by(More)
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