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Interleukin (IL)-6, tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) and soluble interleukin-2 receptors (sIL-2R) are elevated in patients with major depressive disorder: a meta-analysis and meta-regression.
BACKGROUND Many studies have explored the association between soluble interleukin-2 receptor (sIL-2R), cytokines and major depressive disorder (MDD). However, the results of these studies were not… Expand
Biomimicry of Social Foraging Bacteria for Distributed Optimization: Models, Principles, and Emergent Behaviors
In this paper, we explain the social foraging behavior of E. coli and M. xanthus bacteria and develop simulation models based on the principles of foraging theory that view foraging as optimization.… Expand
Contributions of climatic and crop varietal changes to crop production in the North China Plain, since 1980s
The North China Plain (NCP) is the most important agricultural production area in China. Crop production in the NCP is sensitive to changes in both climate and management practices. While previous… Expand
Be Conservative: Enhancing Failure Diagnosis with Proactive Logging
We describe the design and implementation of our tool, Errlog , and show that it automatically inserts messages that cover 84% of error cases manually logged by programmers across 10 diverse software projects. Expand
Carbon nanodots: synthesis, properties and applications
Carbon nanodots (C-dots) have generated enormous excitement because of their superiority in water solubility, chemical inertness, low toxicity, ease of functionalization and resistance to… Expand
Disulfide cross-linked hyaluronan hydrogels.
- X. Z. Shu, Y. Liu, Y. Luo, Meredith C. Roberts, G. Prestwich
- Chemistry, Medicine
- 27 September 2002
A new disulfide cross-linking strategy was developed to prepare hyaluronic acid (HA) hydrogel from thiol-modified HA. First, dithiobis(propanoic dihydrazide) (DTP) and dithiobis(butyric dihydrazide)… Expand
Blocker protection in the pore of a voltage-gated K+ channel and its structural implications
The structure of the bacterial potassium channel KcsA has provided a framework for understanding the related voltage-gated potassium channels (Kv channels) that are used for signalling in neurons.… Expand
Dairy Products Consumption and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes: Systematic Review and Dose-Response Meta-Analysis
Background The consumption of dairy products may influence the risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), but inconsistent findings have been reported. Moreover, large variation in the types of dairy… Expand
Urban land uses and traffic 'source-sink areas': Evidence from GPS-enabled taxi data in Shanghai
Abstract Most of the existing literature focuses on estimating traffic or explaining trip lengths from land use. This research attempts to reveal intraurban land use variations from traffic patterns.… Expand
An insertion/deletion polymorphism at miRNA-122-binding site in the interleukin-1alpha 3' untranslated region confers risk for hepatocellular carcinoma.
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the fifth most common malignancy caused by environmental and genetic factors. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of short non-coding RNAs with posttranscriptional… Expand