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BACKGROUND Individuals with a personal history of nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC) may have an increased risk of subsequent noncutaneous malignancies. To test this hypothesis, we carried out a community-based, prospective cohort study. METHODS In the CLUE (Give Us a Clue to Cancer and Heart Disease) II cohort, which was established in Washington County, MD,(More)
In an attempt to determine the adaptation strategy to phosphorous (Pi) deficiency in oilseed rape, comparative proteome analyses were conducted to investigate the differences of metabolic changes in two oilseed rape genotypes with different tolerance to low phosphorus (LP). Generally in either roots or leaves, there existed few low phosphorus (LP)-induced(More)
PURPOSE The goal of this study was to assess the safety and tolerability of icotinib hydrochloride (BPI-2009H), a new selective epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor (EGFR TKI), and to explore its pharmacokinetics (PK) and clinical activity in patients with advanced solid tumors, mainly those with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC)(More)
Th17 cells that produce IL-17 have been found to participate in the development of allergy-triggered asthma. However, whether they play a causative role in the pathogenesis of airway remodeling in chronic asthma remains unclear. In this study, we investigated the role of Th17 cells in airway remodeling and the possible involvement of epidermal growth factor(More)
Real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR), a reliable technique for quantifying gene expression, requires stable reference genes to normalize its data. Salicornia europaea, a stem succulent halophyte with remarkable salt resistance and high capacity for ion accumulation, has not been investigated with regards to the selection of appropriate(More)
The gene coding for bovine prolactin was shown to exist as a single copy per haploid genome. Three restriction fragment polymorphisms were detected in the prolactin gene by Southern blot analysis of DNA obtained from the semen of pedigreed bulls representing eight breeds. The organization of the bovine prolactin gene was determined by restriction mapping of(More)
Cuttings of Vitis vinifera (cultivar Combier) were exposed to seven different zinc (Zn) concentrations (control, 3.5, 7.0, 14.0, 21.0, 28.0, and 35.0 mM) to investigate growth and physiological responses to excess amount of zinc (Zn). The apparent plant growth, as indicated by daily height growth, daily stem diameter variation, and biomass accumulation, was(More)
A 1-kilobase DNA fragment containing the promoter of the bovine prolactin gene was fused to the chloramphenicol acetyltransferase gene and the activity of the promoter was assayed by transfection of the fusion gene into COS-1, HeLa, and GH3 cells. Transcription of the chloramphenicol acetyltransferase gene driven by the prolactin promoter was detected only(More)
BACKGROUND Soil salinity is a major abiotic stress that limits agriculture productivity worldwide. Salicornia europaea is well adapted to extreme saline environments with more than 1,000 mM NaCl in the soil, so it could serve as an important model species for studying halophilic mechanisms in euhalophytes. To obtain insights into the molecular basis of salt(More)
To explore the underlying mechanism for the high tolerance to excess manganese stress in the grape species (Vitis vinifera Linn), we observed the subcellular compartment of Mn element, anatomic and biochemical responses of two grape cultivars (Combier and Shuijin) under excess Mn stress in semi-controlled environmental condition. Grape species exhibited(More)