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PURPOSE Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinase (TIMPs) have been linked to the angiogenic process in general. In order to understand the potential roles of MMP-2, MMP-9 and TIMPs in the corneal neovascularization process, we examined the expression and activities of MMP-2, MMP-9 and TIMPs during the course of(More)
Immunosuppression in chickens as a consequence of Cryptosporidium baileyi infection may compromise the effectiveness of vaccination for control of avian influenza (AI) H5N1. In a 13-wk study using 260 specific-pathogen-free chicks, immunological response and bursa weight:body weight ratios following vaccination against AI strain H5N1 were compared between(More)
Postoperative recurrence and metastasis have crucial roles in the poor prognosis of gastric cancer patients. Previous studies have indicated that gastric cancer originates from cancer stem cells (CSCs), and some investigators have found that a particular subset of CSCs possesses higher metastatic capacity. However, the specific mechanism remains uncertain.(More)
BACKGROUND Whether laparoscopy with CO(2) pneumoperitoneum affects the peritoneal metastasis of gastric cancer is a pressing question. In light of the important impact change in peritoneal macrophage function has on the peritoneal metastasis of gastric cancer, this study investigated the change in peritoneal macrophage function in gastric cancer in the(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate tumor microenvironment of metastasis (TMEM) and the expression of SPARC (secreted protein acidic and rich in cysteine) in gastric cancer, and their relationships with hematogenous metastasis. PATIENTS AND METHODS Twenty-six pairs of cases with gastric cancer were enrolled, in which there were 26 cases with distant organ metastases(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the feasibility and safety of robotic-assisted radical resection of gastric and colorectal cancer. METHODS The clinical data of 305 patients who received radical resection of gastric cancer and 342 patients who received radical resection of colorectal cancer both accomplished by the da Vinci robotic surgical system at the(More)
The 50% damage threshold (DT50) of Nd:YAG laser was determined for IOLs of PMMA (lathed or molded), silicone and glass. The laser resistances in increasing order were silicone 79.22 gW/cm2, glass 100.82 gW/cm2, lathed PMMA 115.23 gW/cm2 and molded PMMA 142.49 gW/cm2. The authors recommended that only dosages below the DT50 be used in posterior capsulotomy(More)
Nonlinear dynamic behaviors of ceramic-metal graded truncated conical shell subjected to complex loads are investigated. The shell is modeled by first-order shear deformation theory. The nonlinear partial differential governing equation in terms of transverse displacements of the FGM truncated conical shell is derived from the Hamilton’s principle.(More)
Objective: To analyze the spatial clustering characteristics of HIV/AIDS among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Chongqing from January 2004 to December 2015 and understand the HIV/AIDS related behaviors among MSM by interview. Methods: Data related to MSM who were infected with HIV and whose present address were in Chongqing, were collected from(More)
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