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OBJECTIVES MTHFR C677T and A1298C have been associated with the risk of having an infant with Down syndrome (DS), but results were conflicting. We performed this meta-analysis to derive a more precise estimation of the association between maternal MTHFR polymorphisms and DS. STUDY DESIGN An electronic search of PubMed and Chinese Biomedicine database was(More)
Potato microtuber produced in vitro provides a model system to investigate photoperiod-dependent tuberization. However, the genes associated with potato tuberization remain to be elucidated. The present research involved three potato clones with distinct tuberization response to changes of photoperiod. Digital Gene Expression (DGE) Tag Profiling analysis of(More)
OBJECTIVE We hypothesized that flow-mediated vasodilation (FMD) in the brachial artery as a noninvasive method is of value in providing further predictive insights in a cohort of patients with ST-segment elevation acute myocardial infarction (STEMI) after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). METHODS AND RESULTS One hundred and one patients(More)
BACKGROUND Our previous studies showed that Trichinella spiralis paramyosin (TsPmy) is an immunomodulatory protein that inhibits complement C1q and C8/C9 to evade host complement attack. Vaccination with recombinant TsPmy protein induced protective immunity against T. spiralis larval challenge. Due to the difficulty in producing TsPmy as a soluble(More)