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Glucocorticoids (GCs) are among the most widely used and effective therapies for many chronic inflammatory diseases. Although attempts have been made to identify important protein-coding genes and pathways involved in the anti-inflammatory effect of GCs, knowledge of genomic aberrations associated with noncoding genes, such as micro-RNAs (miRNAs), and their(More)
In the present investigation, we detected anti-dsDNA autoantibodies in cancer patients and modeled the production of anti-dsDNA autoantibodies by inoculating tumors in BALB/c mice. Moreover, induction of anti-dsDNA autoantibodies by immunization with inactivated tumor cells and their DNA indicated that DNA of tumor cells was probably the primary antigen,(More)
Inoculation with purified specific protein is usually the first step for preparation of monoclonal antibody (mAb). But it is quite difficult to obtain pure proteins especially with natural structures. Here we attempt to replace the protein inoculation with DNA immunization in the preparation of mAb. The eukaryotic expression vectors pcDNA3-PreS2/S and(More)
Physiological changes in dynamic PET images can be quantitatively estimated by kinetic modeling technique. The process of PET quantification usually requires an input function in the form of a plasma-time activity curve (PTAC), which is generally obtained by invasive arterial blood sampling. However, invasive arterial blood sampling poses many challenges(More)
Induction of T help cell type 1 (Th1) response seems to be a prerequisite of HBV clearance. DNA vaccines have shown its potential to elicit Th1-biased immune response. However, its immunogenicity needs to be improved. Regulated upon activation normal T cell expressed and secreted (RANTES) is an inflammatory chemokine that promotes the accumulation and(More)
To investigate the selective pressures acting on the protein-coding genes during the differentiation of indica and japonica, all of the possible orthologous genes between the Nipponbare and 93-11 genomes were identified and compared with each other. Among these genes, 8,530 pairs had identical sequences, and 27,384 pairs shared more than 90% sequence(More)
The gradual decreasing capacity of lithium-ion batteries can serve as a health indicator for tracking the degradation of lithium-ion batteries. It is important to predict the capacity of a lithium-ion battery for future cycles to assess its health condition and remaining useful life (RUL). In this paper, a novel method is developed using unscented Kalman(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the value of 15 short tandem repeat (STR) loci selected by an AmpFLSTR IdentifilerTM system for personal identification and paternity testing among ethnic Hans from Xiamen, Fujian. METHODS For 400 unrelated individuals, allelic frequencies for the 15 STR loci from the AmpFLSTR IdentifilerTM kit were determined. Population genetics(More)
PURPOSE This work presents a novel semi-automated renal region-of-interest (ROI) determination method that is user friendly, time saving, and yet provides a robust glomerular filtration rate (GFR) estimation highly consistent with the reference method. SUBJECTS AND METHODS We reviewed data from 57 patients who underwent(More)