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OBJECTIVE To define the profile of ocular and cervical vestibular-evoked myogenic potentials (oVEMPs and cVEMPs) in children with cochlear implant (CI), we studied air-conducted sound (ACS)-evoked responses pre- and postoperatively. METHODS The ACS-evoked oVEMPs and cVEMPs of 31 children with cochlear implantation were investigated. Thresholds,(More)
Cucumber mosaic virus (CMV)-encoded 2b protein from subgroup IA or subgroup II was shown to be a determinant of virulence in many solanaceous hosts. In this study, the virulence of 2b proteins from subgroup IB strains was analysed using four intraspecies hybrid viruses, which were generated by precise replacement of the 2b open reading frame (ORF) in(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM CC chemokine ligand 18 (CCL18) promotes malignant behaviors of various human cancer types. However, its involvement in human prostate cancer has not been fully elucidated. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of CCL18 in PCa. METHODS Expression of CCL18 at mRNA and protein levels was detected using real-time qRT-PCR and(More)
The ErbB3 binding protein 1 (Ebp1) represents a downstream effector of the ErbB signaling network and has been demonstrated to be a potent tumor suppressor in various human malignancies, however, its involvement in human bladder cancer is still unclear.To investigate the clinical significance and potential role of ErbB3 binding protein 1 (Ebp1) in bladder(More)
We selected 42 early-stage primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) patients and 30 healthy controls (HC). Metagenomic sequencing of the 16S rRNA gene was used to characterize the fecal microbiome. UPLC-MS/MS assaying of small molecules was used to characterize the metabolomes of the serum, urine and feces. Liquid chip assaying of serum cytokines was used to(More)
Suppressors of cytokine signaling (SOCS) proteins have been identified as negative feedback regulators of cytokine-mediated signaling in various tissues, and demonstrated to play critical roles in tumorigenesis and tumor development of different cancers. The involvement of SOCSs in human prostate cancer (PCa) has not been fully elucidated. Thus, the aim of(More)
Pseudomonas putida NCIMB 9866 utilizes p-cresol or 2,4-xylenol as a sole carbon and energy source. Enzymes catalyzing the oxidation of the para-methyl group of p-cresol have been studied in detail. However, those responsible for the oxidation of the para-methyl group in 2,4-xylenol catabolism are still not reported. In this study, real-time quantitative PCR(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify the characteristics of the air-conducted ocular vestibular-evoked myogenic potential (oVEMP) in the young normal Chinese subjects. METHODS Twenty five normal subjects were recruited for conventional examinations of oVEMP. The subjects were 19 - 45 years of age [(24.3 ± 5.6) years], 12 males and 13 females. 500 Hz air-conducted tone(More)
TNF inhibitors have been used in ankylosing spondylitis (AS). The efficacy of TNF inhibitors was already evaluated by meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs). However, the safety of TNF inhibitors is still unclear. Therefore, we aimed to evaluate and update the safety data from RCTs of TNF inhibitors in patients treated for AS. A systematic(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the safety, efficacy and perioperative complications of endovascular therapy in the treatment of subtotal conclusion of internal carotid artery(ICA) in patients. To compare the cerebral embolic load of proximal balloon protection device versus distal filter protection device during the operation. METHODS Review all the operations of(More)