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Increasing evidence indicates that long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) play important roles in human diseases. This study aimed to investigate the tissue and serum lncRNAs that are differentially expressed between patients with endometriosis, a gynecological disease, to evaluate the potential of these lncRNAs as non-invasive markers for the disease. The(More)
CONTEXT There is currently no reliable noninvasive biomarker for the clinical diagnosis of endometriosis. Previous analyses have reported that circulating microRNAs (miRNAs) can serve as biomarkers for a number of diseases. OBJECTIVE The study aims to detect the serum miRNAs that are differentially expressed between endometriosis patients and negative(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to detect the serum microRNAs (miRNAs) that are differentially expressed in cervical squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) patients and negative controls, with a focus on the miRNA profiles of the patients before and after surgery. The aim of the study is to evaluate the potential of these miRNAs as novel markers for the(More)
Kaposi’s sarcoma (KS) is a multicentric angioproliferative tumor of mesenchymal origin. The molecular and biologic aspects of KS are not fully understood. MicroRNAs are non-protein-coding small RNAs in the size range 19–25 nucleotides (nt) that play important roles in biological processes, including cellular differentiation, proliferation, and death. We(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the partial sequence of virus strains causing an aseptic meningitis outbreak in northern part of Jiangsu province in 2003 and to compare them with the same serotype strains isolated in other countries to better understand its genetic characteristics and hereditary trend of development. METHODS Virus RNA was amplified using two sets(More)
Steric bulk controls CO(2) absorption: N-substituted amino acid salts in poly(ethylene glycol) reversibly absorb CO(2) in nearly 1:1 stoichiometry. Carbamic acid is thought to be the absorbed form of CO(2); this was supported by NMR and in situ IR spectroscopy, and DFT calculations. The captured CO(2) could be converted directly into oxazolidinones and thus(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have been demonstrated to play critical roles in many physiological and pathophysiological processes. The presence of altered miRNA profiles in human body fluids has been reported for a number of diseases including gynecological malignancies. In this review, we summarized the current progresses of circulating miRNAs associated with(More)
A binary system consisting of polyethylene glycol (PEG, proton donor)/PEG-functionalized base with suitable basicity was developed for efficient gas desulfurization (GDS) and can be regarded as an alternative approach to circumvent the energy penalty problem in the GDS process. High capacity for SO(2) capture up to 4.88 mol of SO(2)/mol of base was achieved(More)
Zero-order release is the ultimate goal of controlled drug release systems, however, it still remains a big challenge despite of numerous previous efforts. Here we show that the release of P(AAm-3-AAPBA) from P(AAm-3-AAPBA)/PVA film, a dynamic layer-by-layer (LBL) film, follows a perfect zero-order kinetics, provided that both polymers in the film have a(More)
Drug carriers capable of releasing drugs at a constant rate, or following zero-order kinetics, can lead to the best control of plasma drug concentration. Here we demonstrated that zero-order release of polyphenolic drugs, including tannic acid, epigallocatechin gallate, proanthocyanidins, and theaflavin-3'-gallate, could be achieved using hydrogen-bonded(More)