ZhaoXia Zhang

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A new 3-min rapid dot immunogold filtration assay (DIGFA) for serodiagnosis of human cystic and alveolar echinococcosis was developed using four native antigen preparations: crude and partially purified hydatid cyst fluid extracts from Echinococcus granulosus (EgCF and AgB), E. granulosus protoscolex extract (EgP) and Echinococcus multilocularis metacestode(More)
A new method for feature subset selection in machine learning, FSS-MGSA (Feature Subset Selection by Modified Gravitational Search Algorithm), is presented. FSS-MGSA is an evolutionary, stochastic search algorithm based on the law of gravity and mass interactions, and it can be executed when domain knowledge is not available. A wrapper approach, over(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Several genome-wide association studies have revealed that HLA-DP/DQ, STAT4 and IL-28B associated with liver diseases. But because of population heterogeneity, different races would have different causative polymorphisms. Therefore, in this study, we included Chinese Tibetans and Uygurs to examine the roles of these genes on HBV natural(More)
Liver regeneration is a complex process that is orchestrated by the precise interplay of cell proliferation, differentiation control, and molecular pathways, but this complicated molecular signaling network is not fully understood. In this study, we showed that N-Myc downstream-regulated gene 2 (NDRG2) is involved in this process. The mRNA and protein(More)
Human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8), also known as Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus, is etiologically associated with Kaposi's sarcoma and other lymphoproliferative diseases. Although HHV-8 prevalence exhibits considerable variation in different geographic regions and populations, the incidence of Kaposi's sarcoma appear to increase in areas with a high(More)
Fine-needle aspiration biopsy remains the mainstay for preoperative examination of thyroid nodules; however, it does not provide a definite diagnosis in up to 25% of nodules. Considerable studies have been performed to identify molecular markers to resolve this diagnostic dilemma. The aim of this study was to establish the distribution and frequency of(More)
Human herpes virus 8 (HHV-8) is the etiologic agent associated with development of classical, AIDS-related, iatrogenic, and endemic Kaposi's sarcoma (KS). Several studies provide strong evidence that HHV-8 can be transmitted by blood transfusion. We evaluated the seroprevalence and potential risk factors of HHV-8 infection in blood donors in one region. We(More)
Human sperm cryopreservation in assisted reproductive technology is the only proven method that enables infertile men to father their own children. However, freezing and thawing reduces spermatozoon motility, viability, and fertilizing ability. An association between dysfunctional spermatozoa due to cryoinjury and protein changes has not been established.(More)
The interactions between riboflavin (RF) and human and bovine serum albumin (HSA and BSA) were studied by using absorption and fluorescence spectroscopic methods. Intrinsic fluorescence emission spectra of serum albumin in the presence of RF show that the endogenous photosensitizer acts as a quencher. The decrease of fluorescence intensity at about 350 nm(More)
BACKGROUND Thyroid nodules with indeterminate cytological features on fine needle aspiration biopsy specimens (FNABs) have a ~20% risk of thyroid cancer. BRAF(V600E) mutation and DNA methylation are useful markers to distinguish malignant thyroid neoplasm from benign. The aim of this study was to determine whether combined detection of BRAF(V600E) mutation(More)