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MOTIVATION DNA microarrays are routinely applied to study diseased or drug-treated cell populations. A critical challenge is distinguishing the genes directly affected by these perturbations from the hundreds of genes that are indirectly affected. Here, we developed a sparse simultaneous equation model (SSEM) of mRNA expression data and applied Lasso(More)
The expression of paired immunoglobulin-like receptor B (PirB) in normal and injured spinal cord of rats was investigated. The SD rat hemi-sectioned spinal cord injury (SCI) model was established. Before and 1, 3, 7, 10 days after SCI, the spinal cord tissues were harvested, and Western blot and immunohistochemistry were used to examine the expression and(More)
Topoisomerase IIalpha (topoIIalpha) is an essential mammalian enzyme that topologically modifies DNA and is required for chromosome segregation during mitosis. Previous research suggests that inhibition of topoII decatenatory activity triggers a G(2) checkpoint response, which delays mitotic entry because of insufficient decatenation of daughter chromatids.(More)
Cell cycle arrest and stereotypic transcriptional responses to DNA damage induced by ionizing radiation (IR) were quantified in telomerase-expressing human diploid fibroblasts. Analysis of cytotoxicity demonstrated that 1.5 Gy IR inactivated colony formation by 40-45% in three fibroblast lines; this dose was used in all subsequent analyses. Fibroblasts(More)
Central interleukin-1 (IL-1) plays an important role in mediating the neural, endocrine, and behavioral responses to stressors. Here we tested whether central IL-1 is involved in stress-induced hypertension or footshock (FS)-induced-analgesia. We observed that: (1) intracerebral ventricular injection of (ICV) IL-1beta induced pressor responses; (2)(More)
BACKGROUND Several studies conducted during the past two decades suggested increasing trend of childhood allergic diseases in China. However, few studies have provided detailed description of geographic variation and explored risk factors of these diseases. This study investigated the pattern and risk factors of asthma, allergic rhinitis and eczema in eight(More)
Dozens of observational studies and two meta-analyses have investigated the association of migraine with the risk of stroke, but their results are inconsistent. We aimed to quantitatively evaluate the relationship between migraine and stroke risk by performing a meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies. PubMed and Embase were searched through July 2016(More)
In the recent decade, disease classification and biomarker discovery have become increasingly important in modern biological and medical research. ECGs are comparatively low-cost and noninvasive in screening and diagnosing heart diseases. With the development of personal ECG monitors, large amounts of ECGs are recorded and stored; therefore, fast and(More)