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AIMS   To assess the effect of mobile phone intervention on glycaemic control in diabetes self-management. METHODS We searched three electronic databases (PubMed, EMBASE and Cochrane Library) using the following terms: diabetes or diabetes mellitus and mobile phone or cellular phone, or text message. We also manually searched reference lists of relevant(More)
In the present study, the second nuclear internal transcribed spacer (ITS-2) rDNA of Schistosoma japonicum isolates in mainland China was amplified, sequenced, and assessed for inferring the intra- and inter-species phylogenetic relationships of trematodes in the order Strigeata. The fragment containing ITS-2 rDNA was obtained from 24 S. japonicum isolates(More)
In Caucasian populations, the polymorphic restriction endonuclease HindIII marker of the osteocalcin (also known as BGP, for bone Gla protein) gene has recently been reported to be associated with bone mass, a major risk determinant of osteoporosis. In this study, we investigated the relationship between the BGP HindIII polymorphism and bone mineral density(More)
Apoptosis is a widespread phenomenon and its dysregulation may result in a variety of human pathologies, such as cancer, autoimmune diseases and neurodegenerative disorders. CXXC-type zinc finger protein 5 (CXXC5) is commonly considered as a tumor suppressor undergoing deregulation or deletion in hematonosis. But it has implied involvement in apoptosis(More)
PBD is an important determinant of osteoporotic fractures. Few studies were performed to search for genes underlying PBD variation in Chinese populations. We tested linkage and/or association of the estrogen receptor alpha gene polymorphism with PBD in 401 Chinese nuclear families. This study suggests the ER-alpha gene may have some minor effects on PBM(More)
The present study examined sequence variation in three mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) regions, namely cytochrome c oxidase subunit 3 (cox3), NADH dehydrogenase subunits 4 and 5 (nad4 and nad5), among Schistosoma japonicum isolates from different endemic regions in China, and their phylogenetic relationships were re-constructed. A portion of the cox3 gene(More)
It has been reported that mouse Lbh (limb-bud and heart) can regulate cardiac gene expression by modulating the combinatorial activities of key cardiac transcription factors, as well as their individual functions in cardiogenesis. Here we report the cloning and characterization of the human homolog of mouse Lbh gene, hLBH, from a human embryonic heart cDNA(More)
The complete nucleotide sequence of a Chinese isolate of tobacco bushy top virus (TBTV), designated TBTV-Ch, was determined from cDNA generated from double-stranded RNA extracted from diseased tobacco. The genome is 4152 nucleotides (nt) in size, contains four putative open reading frames (ORFs) and untranslated regions of 10 nt and 645 nt at the 5' and 3'(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the expression ofmonocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) in the brain tissue of patients with intractable epilepsy (IE) and to explore its role in the pathogenesis of IE. MATERIAL Patients with IE were collected from the Department of Neurosurgery of several Chinese hospitals between 2002 and 2005. The average age of these 40(More)
We tested the relationship of the ApaI, Eco31I, BstBI, and (AAAG)n polymorphisms in the vitamin D receptor (VDR), collagen type I alpha-1 (COL1A1), parathyroid hormone (PTH), and parathyroid hormone (PTH)/PTH-related peptide receptor (PTHR1) genes with variations in bone size (BS) and height. Population stratification, total-family association, and(More)