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OBJECTIVE To study the expression of the mRNAs of transient receptor potential (TRP) gene subfamily TRPV and TRPM in rat testes. METHODS Normal SD rat testes were collected and the expression of TRPV and TRPM mRNAs were detected by routine RT-PCR. RESULTS The TRPV4, TRPV5, TRPV6, TRPM3, TRPM4 and TRPM8 mRNAs were detected in the rat testes, but the(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the safety, feasibility and efficacy of transperitoneal and retroperitoneal laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (LPN) in the treatment of renal tumors with R. E. N. A. L score more than 7. METHODS The clinical data were collected from 62 patients undergoing transperitoneal LPN (32 cases) and retroperitoneal LPN (30 cases) for a complex(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the risk factors of the serious complications related with double-J ureteral stent placement following percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL). METHODS Clinical data were reviewed for 272 patients treated with PCNL and indwelling double-J stents between January, 2014 and April, 2016. The risk factors of serious complications were(More)
We present simple, self-assembled, and robust fabrication of ultrahigh density cobalt nanowire arrays. The binary Co-Al and Co-Si systems phase-separate during physical vapor deposition, resulting in Co nanowire arrays with average diameter as small as 4.9 nm and nanowire density on the order of 10(16)/m(2). The nanowire diameters were controlled by(More)
INTRODUCTION Previous studies have confirmed the gene transfer of insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) and the IGF-1 protein can improve the erectile function in aging rats. IGF binding protein (BP)-3 can regulates the availability of IGF-I. The higher expression of IGFBP-3 may play an important role in erectile dysfunction (ED). AIM The study aimed to(More)
a Metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) are entities with a repertoire of dynamic functions. With a simple touch of salts, smooth crystals of MOFs can be turned into hairy ones, dramatically enhancing chemisorption of large molecules, i.e., by 120 times. When this process is followed by another round of etching, sequential binding of different proteins is(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the clinical value of preserving the integrity of the bladder neck in plasmakinetic vaporization of the prostate (PKVP) in protecting the erectile function and improving the quality of life of patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) below 60 years of age. METHODS Thirty-two patients with BPH, with a mean age of 55.4 years(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was determine whether intracavernosal injection (ICI) of insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) protein can improve corpus cavernosal smooth muscle relaxation in aging rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS Ten young (4-month-old) and 30 old (24-month-old) Sprague-Dawley male rats were enrolled in the study. The old rats were divided(More)
OBJECTIVE To screen methylations of CpG islands in prostate cancer using restriction landmark genomic scanning (RLGS). METHODS The DNA was extracted from homogeneous cells captured by laser capture microdissection in 20 prostate cancer and 18 benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) tissues for scanning the CpG islands using RLGS. The methylation status of each(More)