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RankGene is a program for analyzing gene expression data and computing diagnostic genes based on their predictive power in distinguishing between different types of samples. The program integrates into one system a variety of popular ranking criteria, ranging from the traditional t-statistic to one-dimensional support vector machines. This flexibility makes(More)
BACKGROUND Glucocorticoids increase the risk of developing critical disease from viral infections. However, primary care practitioners in China use them as antipyretics, potentially exposing hundreds of millions to this risk. METHODS We enrolled all patients with confirmed pandemic influenza A (pH1N1) virus infection aged ≥3 years with available medical(More)
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Though inflammatory response is beneficial to body damage repair, if it is out of control, it can produce adverse effects on the body. Although purely western anti-inflammatory drugs, orthodox medicines, can control inflammation occurrence and development, it is not enough. The clinical efficacy of anti-inflammation therapies(More)
The pathological hallmark of Parkinson's disease and diffuse Lewy body disease (DLBD) is the aggregation of α-synuclein (α-syn) in the form of Lewy bodies and Lewy neurites. Patients with both Alzheimer's disease (AD) and cortical Lewy pathology represent the Lewy body variant of AD (LBV) and constitute 25% of AD cases. C-terminally truncated forms of α-syn(More)
Artemisia argyi Lévl. et Van., a perennial herb with a strong volatile odor, is widely distrbuted in the world. Essential oil obtained from Artemisia argyi was analyzed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). A total of 32 components representing 91.74% of the total oil were identified and the main compounds in the oil were found to be eucalyptol(More)
Accumulated evidence indicates chronic systemic injection of D-galactose mimics aging progress induced by oxidative stress. We addressed whether memory impairment in this model was associated with the cholinergic septohippocampal degeneration. Rats injected with D-galactose for 6 weeks showed impairment of spatial learning and memory as measured by the(More)
Cystathionine β-synthase (CBS) is an essential pyridoxal 5'-phosphate (PLP)-dependent enzyme of the transsulfuration pathway that condenses serine with homocysteine to form cystathionine; intriguingly, human CBS also contains a heme b cofactor of unknown function. Herein we describe the enzymatic and spectroscopic properties of a disease-associated R266K(More)
Multiple system atrophy (MSA) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease characterized by glial cytoplasmic inclusions containing insoluble α-synuclein. Since Ca2+ plays an important role in cell degeneration, [Ca2+] i in α-synuclein-overexpressed human glioma cells was analyzed by Fura-2 fluorometry. Overexpression of α-synuclein increased the basal level(More)
BACKGROUND Neutropenia and diarrhea are the common dose-limiting toxicities of irinotecan, and uridine diphosphate glucuronosyltransferases (UGTs) gene polymorphisms are considered to be one of the predictive markers of irinotecan related toxicities. This study aims to investigate the association between UGT1A1 gene polymorphisms and irinotecan related(More)