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BACKGROUND Oesophageal cancer is one of the most deadly forms of cancer worldwide. Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are often found to have important regulatory roles. OBJECTIVE To assess the lncRNA expression profile of oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) and identify prognosis-related lncRNAs. METHOD LncRNA expression profiles were studied by(More)
PURPOSE Effective biomarkers for the diagnosis of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) are needed. We previously showed that isocitrate dehydrogenase 1 (IDH1) is significantly increased in NSCLC tumors. This study aimed to examine the plasma levels of IDH1 in a large patient population to evaluate its effectiveness in NSCLC diagnosis. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN(More)
The deconstruction of the plant cell wall is an important biological process that is attracting considerable industrial interest, particularly in the bioenergy sector. Enzymes that attack the plant cell wall generally contain one or more noncatalytic carbohydrate binding modules (CBMs) that play an important targeting function. While CBMs that bind to the(More)
The microbial deconstruction of the plant cell wall is a critical biological process, which also provides important substrates for environmentally sustainable industries. Enzymes that hydrolyze the plant cell wall generally contain non-catalytic carbohydrate binding modules (CBMs) that contribute to plant cell wall degradation. Here we report the(More)
INTRODUCTION Pantothenate kinase-associated neurodegeneration (PKAN) is a rare autosomal recessive genetic disease that leads to extrapyramidal symptoms, such as dystonia, ataxia, dysarthria, and involuntary movements. Treatment of PKAN with deep brain stimulation (DBS) has been reported, but mainly focuses on targeting the globus pallidus internus (GPi).(More)
To compare the effects of treatment with punctal plugs versus artificial tears on visual function for primary Sjögren’s syndrome with dry eye. Forty-two eyes of 42 patients with primary Sjögren’s syndrome were enrolled and were allocated randomly into artificial tears (AT) group and punctal plugs (PP) group. Ocular Surface Disease Index (OSDI) was used, and(More)
In this paper, we propose a novel global object descriptor, so-called Viewpoint oriented Color-Shape Histogram (VCSH), which combines 3D object’s color and shape features. The descriptor is efficiently used in a real-time textured/textureless object recognition and 6D pose estimation system, while also applied for object localization in a coherent semantic(More)
BACKGROUND Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is one of the most common malignant tumors. Despite the advances in therapy over the years, its mortality remains high. The aim of this study was to evaluate the expression of small ubiquitin-like modifier (SUMO) proteases 1 (SENP1) in NSCLC tissues and its role in the regulation of vascular endothelial growth(More)