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BACKGROUND AND AIM MicroRNAs (miRNAs) play important roles in carcinogenesis. The global miRNA expression profile of gastric cancer has not been reported. The purpose of the present study was to determine the miRNA expression profile of gastric cancer. METHODS Total RNA were first extracted from primary gastric cancer tissues and adjacent non-tumorous(More)
Notch signaling plays a critical role in cell fate determination in many developmental systems, including the hematopoietic system. We and others have recently cloned a novel Notch ligand called Delta4. In this study, we show the effect of retrovirus-mediated ectopic expression of Delta4 in hematopoietic cells. Lethally irradiated mice transplanted with(More)
—Current intrusion detection systems have low detection rate and high false positive rate for new intrusion types. This article applied PSO in network security area, a novel intrusion detection method based on chaos Particle Swarm Optimization and Fuzzy C-Means Clustering is proposed in order to solve the problem of FCM which is much more sensitive to the(More)
High-mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) protein, a pro-inflammatory DNA-binding protein, meditates inflammatory responses through Toll-like receptor-4 signals and amplifies allergic inflammation by interacting with the receptor for advanced glycation end products. Previous studies have shown that HMGB1 is elevated in the nasal lavage fluids (NLF) of children(More)
BACKGROUND Complications of diabetes mellitus (DM) are related not only to elevated plasma glucose, but also plasma glucose fluctuations. However, the specific mechanism underlying the role of plasma glucose fluctuation in the pathogenesis of DM complications remains poorly understood. In the present study, the influence of acute fluctuant hyperglycemia and(More)
HLA-A2 is the most frequent HLA molecule in Caucasians with HLA-A*0201 representing the most frequent allele; it was also the first human HLA allele for which peptide binding prediction was developed. The Bioinformatics and Molecular Analysis Section of the National Institutes of Health (BIMAS) and the University of Tübingen (Syfpeithi) provide the most(More)
Polyelectrolyte complexes (PEC) formed between chitosan derivatives and enoxaparin were prepared by a self-assembly process and were characterized in terms of particle size and surface charge. The morphology was observed by atomic force microscopy (AFM). The colloidal stability and bioadhesion of the PEC were characterized by dynamic light scattering (DLS).(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether the transfusion-transmitted virus (TTV) is hepatotropic. METHODS Total DNA was extracted from various tissues of 5 experimentally infected Rhesus monkeys during the viremic period. A dot hybridization was done with viral double stranded DNA probes or single antisense probes. RESULTS The double-stranded probe was hybridized(More)
Platinum nanotubes (PtNTs) exhibiting high porosity were constructed by sacrificing the exterior of tellurium nanowires (TeNWs) and disintegrating the inner part spontaneously in aqueous solution at room temperature, in which the Kirkendall effect may play an important role. The present PtNTs exhibited intrinsic peroxidase-like activity in the presence of(More)
The objective of this work was to assess and compare the absorption promoting effect of different molecular-weight chitosans, trimethyl chitosans and thiolated chitosans for intranasal absorption of 2,3,5,6-tetramethylpyrazine phosphate (TMPP). An in situ nasal perfusion technique in rats was utilized to test the rate and extent of TMPP absorption in situ.(More)