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Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease with heterogeneous clinical manifestations influenced by genetic and environmental factors. Five novel susceptibility genes (TNIP1, SLC15A4, ETS1, RasGRP3 and IKZF1) for SLE have been identified in a recent genome-wide association study of a Chinese Han population. This study investigated their(More)
A 4.4 kb DNA fragment related to salt tolerance containing three open reading frames was isolated from the gene library of S. fredii strain RT19. By subcloning and functional analysis, only ORF2 related to salt tolerance was obtained. The ORF2 was ligated to expression vectors pThioHisA, B and C, respectively, and recombinant expression vectors pGA, pGB and(More)
BACKGROUND Although it is generally felt that a catheter with a locking string can achieve better fixation and thus prevent catheter displacement, no formal study has ever substantiated this. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the charts from 80 patients (mean age of 64.6 ± 14.76 y) who underwent percutaneous nephrostomy (PCN) over a 1-year period. (More)
The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of ultra-rapid freezing (direct immersion in liquid nitrogen) on human spermatozoa in cryogenic vials (≥0.5 ml) at different concentrations of sucrose. After swim-up, the sperm suspensions (N = 58) were diluted with sperm preparation medium and divided into six aliquots: swim-up (fresh), conventional(More)
The objective was to develop a high-throughput method of identifying sex in both Coturnix chinensis and Gallus gallus, which would be useful for biomedical research and hatcheries. Because chromo-helicase-DNA binding protein (CHD)-based Griffiths P2/P8 primers do not produce polymerase chain reaction (PCR) products with distinguishable sex-specific curves(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was designed to explore the radiological features associated with the motor deficits in patients with metastatic epidural spinal cord compression (MESCC). PATIENTS AND METHODS The patients with MESCC admitted in our department from July 2006 to December 2008 were included in this analysis. The data on the radiological features of(More)
  • X-A Yin, Y N Liu
  • European review for medical and pharmacological…
  • 2015
OBJECTIVE The aim of this research is to evaluate the association between placenta previa and hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP). MATERIALS AND METHODS A computerized literature search was carried out on PubMed to collect relevant articles on the association between placenta previa and HDP before November 2013. Pooled relative risk (RR) and 95%(More)
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