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Excision repair cross-complementation group 1 (ERCC1) is important in repairing DNA damage and genomic instability, and polymorphisms in ERCC1 may play a role in human tumors. In this study, the relationship of two ERCC1 polymorphisms, 8092C>A and 19007G>A, with susceptibility to acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) was investigated in 183 childhood patients.(More)
The improved clonal tea cultivars play a crucial role in the modern tea industry. In present study, we analyzed 128 elite clonal tea cultivars in China with 30 well-chosen simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers, aiming at (1) characterizing a set of DNA markers for unambiguously fingerprinting clonal tea cultivars and (2) confirming or identifying the(More)
Acute leukemia characterized by chromosomal rearrangements requires additional molecular disruptions to develop into full-blown malignancy, yet the cooperative mechanisms remain elusive. Using whole-genome sequencing of a pair of monozygotic twins discordant for MLL (also called KMT2A) gene-rearranged leukemia, we identified a transforming MLL-NRIP3 fusion(More)
Transient pancytopenia preceding acute lymphoblastic leukemia (pre-ALL) is a rare occurrence usually affecting children with subsequent development of B lineage ALL. We report a case of pre-ALL characterized by a T cell immunophenotype and abnormal karyotype t (11; 14) (q10; q10). The patient achieved a transient complete remission after initial therapy,(More)
This letter proposes a novel 1.5-D algorithm for multi-channel electroencephalogram (EEG) compression. The proposed algorithm only needs to perform 1-D Discrete Wavelet Transform (DWT) rather than the 2-D version employed by previous works, and thus it results in lower computational complexity and power dissipation. In this algorithm, a new 2-D arranging(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the frequency of the nucleophosmin (NPM1) gene and the CCAAT/enhancer binding protein α gene (CEBPA) through polymerase chain reaction (PCR) array in pediatric patients with cytogenetically normal acute myeloid leukemia (CN-AML) and explore the clinical significances of these mutations. METHOD Between August 2009 and December 2012,(More)
Some prospective studies showed that rabbit antithymocyte globulin was inferior to horse antithymocyte globulin as first-line therapy for patients with severe aplastic anemia. We retrospectively analyzed the clinical outcome of 455 children with severe aplastic anemia who received horse antithymocyte globulin (n=297) or rabbit antithymocyte globulin (n=158)(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the clinical significance of FMS-like tyrosine kinase 3 (FLT3) mutations including internal tandem duplication (ITD) mutation and point mutation of tyrosine kinase domain (TKD) in children with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). METHODS Bone marrow samples from 116 children with newly-diagnosed AML were obtained. Gene mutations of FLT3/ITD(More)
Recently, a series of acute swine erysipelas outbreaks occurred in Eastern China. Eight strains isolated from cases of septicemia were determined as serotype 1a, and 4 of the isolates were resistant to acriflavine. One isolate strain named HX130709 was attenuated on agar media containing acriflavine dye. The 432-bp hypervariable region in spaA gene of the(More)
This study was aimed to explore the mutations of ribosomal protein (RP) genes in patients with Diamond Blackfan anemia (DBA). Twenty-one cases of DBA admitted in our hospital from Dec 2008 to Aug 2012 were screened by PCR for mutations in the nine known genes associated with DBA: RPS19, RPS24, RPS17, RPL5, RPL11, RPS7, RPL35a, RPS10 and RPS26. The results(More)