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Gastric cancer remains the leading cause of cancer death in China and other countries in eastern Asia. Studies of gastric cancer have revealed that it is a disease of complex etiology involving dietary, infectious, environmental, occupational and genetic factors. DNA repair capacity has been suggested as a genetic factor contributing to variation in(More)
Western blot analysis indicated the presence of two epitopes recognized by the anti-arabinogalactan protein antibodies JIM13 and LM2 and the absence of the JIM4 epitope in mature tobacco anthers. Immunoenzyme localization of arabinogalactan proteins (AGPs) with JIM13 showed that AGPs accumulate mainly at the early stages of anther development. AGP content(More)
BACKGROUND Determining the somatic mutations of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-pathway networks is the key to effective treatment for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs).The somatic mutation frequencies and their association with gender, smoking history and histology was analysed and reported in this study. (More)
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) has become a prominent therapeutic option for long-term treatment of morbid obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D). Cross talk and pathogenetic consequences of RYGB-induced profound effects on metabolism and gut microbiome are poorly understood. The aim of the present study therefore was to characterize intra-individual(More)
Chromosomal polymorphism has been reported to be associated with infertility, but its effect on IVF/ICSI-ET outcome is still controversial. To evaluate whether or not chromosomal polymorphism in men plays a role in spermatogenesis and the outcome of IVF/ICSI-ET, we retrospectively analysed 281 infertile couples. Measures included fertilization rate,(More)
We analyzed the effects of glatiramer acetate (GA) therapy on in vitro proliferative responses and cytokine production by lymphocytes derived from multiple sclerosis patients receiving this therapy. We confirmed that lymphocytes derived from GA naïve patients show a high frequency of response when initially exposed to GA in vitro; this frequency decreased(More)
Human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) exhibit unique cell cycle structure, self-renewal and pluripotency. The Forkhead box transcription factor M1 (FOXM1) is critically required for the maintenance of pluripotency in mouse embryonic stem cells and mouse embryonal carcinoma cells, but its role in hESCs remains unclear. Here, we show that FOXM1 expression was(More)
Previous studies have shown that the pan CD28/cytotoxic T lymphocyte antigen (CTL)A-4 antagonist CTLA4 immunoglobulin (Ig) inhibits eosinophilic airway inflammation in Schistosoma mansoni-sensitized and airway-challenged mice. In the present study, the importance of CD28 as well as the individual roles of CD80 and CD86 were examined in this system using(More)
Pulmonary function in winter time in 1,343 school children aged 10-13 years was measured in four cities located in northern and southern part of China. The results showed that FVC, FEV1, PEF, V75, V50 and V25 in children living in homes with coal stoves were decreased by 1.5-10.7% compared with children living in homes with gas or LPG stoves in Chengde and(More)
The cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients is characterized by increased concentrations of immunoglobulin (Ig), which on electrophoretic analysis shows restricted heterogeneity (oligoclonal bands). CSF Ig is composed of both serum and intrathecally produced components. To examine the properties of intrathecal antibody-producing B(More)