BACKGROUND Antidepressants are effective in treating interferon-α/ribavirin (IFN-α/RBV)-associated depression during or after treatment of chronic hepatitis C (CHC). Whether antidepressant prophylaxis is necessary in this population remains under debate. METHODS Comprehensive searches were performed in Medline, Embase, Cochrane Controlled Trials Register… (More)
Genetic variability and population structure of the Chinese longsnout catfish Leiocassis longirostris Günther in the Yangtze River was examined with mitochondrial control region sequences and nuclear microsatellite markers. A 705-bp segment of the mitochondrial DNA control region was sequenced from 132 samples, which identified a total of 61 haplotypes. The… (More)
Scarring of the kidney directly promotes loss of kidney function. A thorough understanding of renal fibrosis at the molecular level is urgently needed. One prominent microRNA, miR-21, was previously reported to be up-regulated in renal fibrosis, but its mechanism is unclear. In the present study, an unbiased search for downstream messenger RNA targets of… (More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the fitness characteristics of self-inhalation air-purifying dust respirators for representative subjects and to explore the influencing factors on fitness characteristics of respirators. METHODS According to the Chinese new bivariate fit test panel, 50 representative subjects were studied for using 2 kinds of self-inhalation… (More)
Two variants in STK11 gene in Chinese patients with Peutz–Jeghers syndrome.