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This paper focuses on the micro-blogging service Twitter, looking at source credibility for information shared in relation to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster in Japan. We look at the sources, credibility, and between-language differences in information shared in the month following the disaster. Messages were categorized by user,(More)
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most common malignancies worldwide. The incidence of HCC is strikingly higher in males than in females. The remarkable gender disparity suggests an important role for sex hormones in HCC pathogenesis. Recently, estrogen has emerged as a protective factor in the development and progression of HCC, but whether it(More)
This study was to investigate the anticancer effects of the peel polyphenolic extract (HPP) and flesh polyphenolic extract (HFP) from hawthorn fruit in human MCF-7 breast cancer cells. It was found that the polyphenol and flavonoid contents of HPP were significant higher than that of HFP. Both HPP and HFP inhibited cell growth in a dose-dependent manner(More)
The involvement of choline and its metabolite trimethylamine-N-oxide (TMAO) in endothelial dysfunction and atherosclerosis has been repeatedly confirmed. Phloretin, a dihydrochalcone flavonoid usually present in apples, possesses a variety of biological activities including vascular nutrition. This study was designed to investigate whether phloretin could(More)
UNLABELLED The E7 oncoprotein of the high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) plays a major role in HPV-induced carcinogenesis. E7 abrogates the G1 cell cycle checkpoint and induces genomic instability, but the mechanism is not fully understood. In this study, we performed RNA sequencing (RNA-seq) to characterize the transcriptional profile of keratinocytes(More)
BACKGROUND Tetrahydrocurcumin (THC), an active metabolite of curcumin, has been reported to have similar biological effects to curcumin, but the mechanism of the antitumor activity of THC is still unclear. METHODS The present study was to investigate the antitumor effects and mechanism of THC in human breast cancer MCF-7 cells using the methods of MTT(More)
A simple and efficient method based on cloud-point extraction combined with high-performance liquid chromatography was developed and validated for the determination of larotaxel in rat plasma. Nonionic surfactant Triton X-114 was chosen as the extraction solvent. Variable parameters affecting the cloud-point extraction efficiency, for example the nature and(More)
Based on the evaluation method of grey comprehensive subordination degree, a new method of determining the weight for the variety regional test was proposed in accordance with the principle of maximum deviation in this paper. Using the method, the analysis was carried out for the regional test of winter wheat variety in the south of Huanhuai River valley in(More)
A healthy residential environment, especially for older adults, has emerged as an important issue on political and planning agenda in China. This paper aims to investigate the direct and indirect impact of residential environment on the health of older adults in Shanghai, taking into account health-related behaviours, subjective well-being and(More)
Electric bus is one of the important demonstration types in the “Ten Cities, Thousand Vehicles” program of China. The total life cycle cost (TLCC) of electric bus was compared with traditional fuel bus. In the given year, the TLCC of electric bus and traditional fuel bus was made equaled to obtain the corresponding charging/swapping price. The(More)