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BACKGROUND The incidence of type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) is increasing rapidly worldwide for children of every age group. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective analysis of hospital registration data from five tertiary hospitals in Beijing, China, identified 485 patients (210 boys, 275 girls) younger than 15 years of age with newly diagnosed T1DM(More)
Trimethyltin (TMT) is a well-documented neurotoxicant that affects the function of central nervous system (CNS). In this study, we studied the neurotoxicity of TMT on the brain of marine fish Sebastiscus marmoratus. Our results showed that TMT acute exposure induced brain cell apoptosis in the telencephalon, optic tectum and cerebellum. In addition, we(More)
CONTEXT It was proposed that the association between low birth weight and adult insulin resistance is principally genetically mediated. The insertion/deletion polymorphism of the angiotensin-converting enzyme gene was associated with insulin sensitivity in adults. OBJECTIVE Our goal was to investigate the relationship between angiotensin-converting enzyme(More)
CONTEXT Reduced birth weight is associated with increased risk for the insulin resistance syndrome. Part of this risk is hypothesized to originate from intrauterine growth retardation. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study is to determine whether or not the components of the insulin resistance syndrome are associated with reduced fetal growth. DESIGN This was(More)
We develop statistical methods for detecting rare variants that are associated with quantitative traits. We propose two strategies and their combination for this purpose: the iterative regression strategy and the extreme values strategy. In the iterative regression strategy, we use iterative regression on residuals and a multimarker association test to(More)
The 20S core particle (CP) is composed of 28 subunits arranged in four stacked heptameric rings (alpha7beta7beta7alpha7) forming a symmetrical barrel-shaped structure. Typically, in previous reports, the purification of CP mainly relied on the antibody, liquid chromatography and affinity tag-based strategies. In this study, we report a relatively simple and(More)
For some insect groups, wing outline is an important character for species identification. We have constructed a program as the integral part of an automated system to identify insects based on wing outlines (DAIIS). This program includes two main functions: (1) outline digitization and Elliptic Fourier transformation and (2) classifier model training by(More)
Phosphorus (P) and nitrogen (N) are the two essential macronutrients for tree growth and development. To elucidate the P and N physiology of woody plants during acclimation to P and/or N starvation, we exposed saplings of the slow-growing Populus simonii Carr (Ps) and the fast-growing Populus × euramericana Dode (Pe) to complete nutrients or starvation of(More)
We analyze a model where di¤erent traders are informed of di¤erent fundamentals that a¤ect the security value. We identify a source for strategic complementarities in trading and information acquisition: The aggressive trading on information about one fundamental reduces the uncertainty in trading on information about the other fundamental , encouraging(More)