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BACKGROUND AND AIM Hematocrit is an important hemorheological parameter. Both hematocrit and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) are strongly correlated with cardiovascular disease. However, there is no study to explore the direct relationship of hematocrit with NAFLD. METHODS Hematocrit levels were analyzed from 1,821 Chinese Han adults, and(More)
Adipocytes behave as a rich source of adipokines, which may be the link between obesity and its complications. Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress in adipocytes can modulate adipokines secretion. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of oxidized low density lipoprotein (ox-LDL) treatment on ER stress and adipokines secretion in differentiated(More)
To study the role of oxidative stress in hypertension and pre-hypertension, this study analysed plasma levels of reactive carbonyl species (RCS) in 1204 Chinese Han adults. Results showed a statistically significant positive correlation (p < 0.001) between blood pressure and plasma RCS levels with or without being adjusted for covariates.(More)
Oxidative stress is a key factor linked renal function decline with age. However, there is still no large cohort study exploring the potential role of oxidative stress in mild insufficiency of kidney function (MIKF) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) after adjusting for confounding factors. This study tested the hypothesis that oxidative stress, indicated by(More)
There is substantial evidence indicating that the WNT signaling pathway is activated in various cancer cell types including breast cancer. Previous studies reported that FH535, a small molecule inhibitor of the WNT signaling pathway, decreased growth of cancer cells but not normal fibroblasts, suggesting this pathway plays a role in tumor progression and(More)
BACKGROUND Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is associated with the increased burden of kidney. However, there is still no large population study to explore the potential relationship between NAFLD and mild kidney function damage (MKFD) after adjusted for confounding factors. This study is to test the hypothesis that NAFLD is associated with MKFD(More)
Using the algebra transformation method, we develop and demonstrate the use of the delta-P(1) approximation to improve steady-state radiative-transfer estimates on spatial scales comparable to the mean free path. We show that the delta-P(1) approximation agrees well with Monte Carlo simulation from source to infinity when we choose an appropriate parameter(More)
Telomerase is closely related to tumor, and hTERT is the rate-limiting factor for telomerase activity. The transcription and expression of hTERT is determined by hTERT promoter, which has the ability of anchoring telomerase positive cells. RNA interference (RNAi) has been potentially used in the functional genomics and gene therapy recently. However, the(More)
BACKGROUND Healthy lifestyle changes are thought to mediate cardiovascular disease risk through pathways affecting endothelial function and progression of atherosclerosis; however, the extent, persistence, and clinical significance of molecular change during lifestyle modification are not well known. We examined the effect of a rigorous cardiovascular(More)
The vascular cell apoptosis may play an important role in the development of atherosclerosis. Reticulons, the only molecular so far to participate in all three apoptosis signaling pathways, may be a novel player in the progress of AS. We presumes that reticulons may belong to the principle node of apoptosis pathway and be the candidate factor linking(More)