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Circulating miR-17-5p and miR-20a (miR-17-5p/20a) have been demonstrated to be elevated in the plasma of gastric cancer patients. However, the clinical significance of the circulating levels of these microRNAs (miRNAs), the predictive power for prognosis and application for monitoring of chemotherapeutic effects remain unclear. To this end, we measured(More)
Administration of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) or secreted microvesicles improves recovery from acute kidney injury (AKI). However, the potential roles and mechanisms are not well understood. In the current study, we focused on the protective effect of exosomes derived from human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells (hucMSC-ex) on(More)
In MRI of the human brain, subject motion is a major cause of magnetic resonance image quality degradation. To compensate for the effects of head motion during data acquisition, an in-bore optical motion tracking system is proposed. The system comprises two MR-compatible infrared cameras that are fixed on a holder right above and in front of the head coil.(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the association of Sp110 gene SNP with tuberculosis occurrence of Chongqing Han people. METHODS Design Use the case-control study design, and collect risk factors of tuberculosis by questionnaires. Use multiple methods to detect rs1135791C/T, rs722555A/G, 5'-UTR rs11679983A/G, rs28930679C/T, rs9061A/G, rs1063154G/T, rs1047254A/G,(More)
Methyl salicylate (MeSA) vapor increased resistance against chilling injury (CI) in freshly harvested pink tomatoes. The expression patterns of alternative oxidase (AOX) before and during the chilling period demonstrated that pre-treatment of tomato fruit with MeSA vapor increased the transcript levels of AOX. We used 4 EST tomato clones of AOX from the(More)
OBJECTIVES This study was designed to test the hypothesis that normal thyroid function is associated with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in euthyroid general subjects. METHODS A total of 739 euthyroid subjects were enrolled in this cross-sectional study. Using ultrasound, a diagnosis of NAFLD was made in subjects without a history of excessive(More)
The effects of acoustic energy density (6.8-47.4 W/L) and temperature (20-50 °C) on the extraction yields of total phenolics and tartaric esters during ultrasound-assisted extraction from grape marc were investigated in this study. The ultrasound treatment was performed in a 25-kHz ultrasound bath system and the 50% aqueous ethanol was used as the solvent.(More)
This research describes a noninvasive, noncontact method used to quantitatively analyze the functional characteristics of tissue. Multispectral images collected at several near-infrared wavelengths are input into a mathematical optical skin model that considers the contributions from different analytes in the epidermis and dermis skin layers. Through a(More)
Fresh-cut cilantro is particularly susceptible to microbial growth and, therefore, use of an effective sanitizer on this product is of great importance. The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of different sanitizing treatments on reducing Escherichia coli O157:H7 populations, aerobic mesophilic bacterial, yeast and mould counts on(More)
The antifungal activity and mechanism of fengycin in the presence and absence of commercial surfactin against Rhizopus stolonifer were investigated. The MIC (minimal inhibitory concentration) of fengycin without commercial surfactin added was 0.4 mg/ml while the MIC of fengycin with commercial surfactin added was 2.0 mg/ml. Fengycin acted on cell membrane(More)