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OBJECTIVE To explore the changes in the time-signal intensity curve(TIC) type and semi-quantitative parameters of dynamic contrast-enhanced(DCE)imaging in relation to variations in the contrast agent(CA) dosage in the Walker 256 murine breast tumor model, and to determine the appropriate parameters for the evaluation ofneoadjuvantchemotherapy(NAC)response.(More)
We performed a meta-analysis of CD133-related clinical data to investigate the role of cancer stem cells (CSCs) in the clinical outcomes of colorectal cancer (CRC) patients, analyzing the effectiveness of various therapeutic strategies and examining the validity of the CSC hypothesis. For 28 studies (4546 patients), the relative risk (RR) to survival(More)
The nitrogen-removing characteristics of Pseudomonas stutzeri T13, a heterotrophic nitrifying-aerobic denitrifying bacterium, were investigated. The ammonium and nitrate removal of the bacterium was found to reach nearly 100 % at 15 h. However, the total nitrogen (TN) removal rate reached only about 23.47 % because of the dramatic accumulation of nitrite at(More)
OBJECTIVE Childhood obesity has become a public health crisis worldwide due to an alarming increase in its prevalence. Numerous studies have demonstrated that the common variants (rs1421085 and rs17817449) of the fat mass and obesity associated (FTO) gene are associated with the obesity in adult and children in European. However, these two variants of FTO(More)
Computed tomography (CT) contrast and radiosensitization usually increase with particle sizes of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs), but there is a huge challenge to improve both by adjusting sizes under the requirements of in vivo application. Here, we report that AuNPs have great size-dependent enhancements on CT imaging as well as radiotherapy (RT) in the size(More)
Accumulating evidence has suggested that estrogen receptor alpha (ER-α) PvuII polymorphism might be involved in the development of prostate cancer (PCa). However, the results have been inconsistent. We therefore performed a meta-analysis to clarify the associations between ER-α PvuII polymorphism and PCa. A comprehensive search was conducted to identify all(More)
The aim of the present study was to investigate the clinical characteristics and management of primary renal sinus tumors. We retrospectively analyzed three cases of primary renal sinus tumors. The first patient was a 33-year-old man who presented with right flank pain for 6 months. Based on the imaging results, the patient was diagnosed with renal sinus(More)
Dietary exposure of insects to a feeding deterrent substance for hours to days can induce habituation and concomitant desensitization of the response of peripheral gustatory neurons to such a substance. In the present study, larvae of the herbivore Helicoverpa armigera were fed on diets containing either a high, medium or low concentration of sucrose, a(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the possibility of predicting the histopathological types of small renal cell carcinoma (RCC) by analyzing the different ways of enhancement with multiphasic multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) of small renal cell carcinomas (diameter≤4 cm). METHODS CT images of 93 cases, diagnosed as RCC by pathology, were analyzed(More)
The present study investigated effect of ammonium utilization on aerobic denitrification by Pseudomonas stutzeri T13. Per nitrogen balance calculation, all consumed ammonium was utilized as nitrogen source for cell propagation by assimilation rather than heterotrophic nitrification. Total organic carbon (TOC) and ammonium were necessary substrates to(More)