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β1/2 or M2/3 Receptors Are Required for Different Gastrointestinal Motility Responses Induced by Acupuncture at Heterotopic or Homotopic Acupoints

Acupuncture at homotopic acupoints or heterotopic acupoints is known to either inhibit or facilitate gastrointestinal motility, depending on the acupoint location. However, little effort has been made to investigate the roles of specific receptors (such as adrenergic and muscarinic acetylcholine receptors) in mediating the effects of acupuncture at heterotopic and homotopic...

Capacity evaluation for general practitioners in Pudong new area of Shanghai: an empirical study

Background Building highly qualified General Practitioners (GPs) is key to the development of primary health care. It’s therefore urgent to ensure the GPs’ quality service under the background of the new round of health care system reforms in China. A new model of GP qualification examination was originally implemented in Pudong New Area of Shanghai, China, which aimed to...

Analysis of Human Standing Balance by Largest Lyapunov Exponent

22 December 2014; Revised 17 February 2015; Accepted 9 March 2015 Academic Editor: Pasi A. Karjalainen Copyright © 2015 Kun Liu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative

Upregulation of microRNA-96 and its oncogenic functions by targeting CDKN1A in bladder cancer

Background Genome-wide miRNA expression profile has identified microRNA (miR)-96 as one of upregulated miRNAs in clinical bladder cancer (BC) tissues compared to normal bladder tissues. The aim of this study was to confirm the expression pattern of miR-96 in BC tissues and to investigate its involvement in carcinogenesis. Methods Quantitative real-time PCR was performed to detect...


Miller 4 Douglas R. Miller, University of North Carolina-Wilmington, USA David S. Noack, Weber State University, USA Kun Liu, Wayne State University , USA - Miller et al.: IMPACT THAT CONTEXTUAL FACTORS

Genome-Scale Transcriptome Analysis in Response to Nitric Oxide in Birch Cells: Implications of the Triterpene Biosynthetic Pathway

Evidence supporting nitric oxide (NO) as a mediator of plant biochemistry continues to grow, but its functions at the molecular level remains poorly understood and, in some cases, controversial. To study the role of NO at the transcriptional level in Betula platyphylla cells, we conducted a genome-scale transcriptome analysis of these cells. The transcriptome of untreated birch...

The Relationship between Post-Traumatic Symptoms, Parenting Style, and Resilience among Adolescents in Liaoning, China: A Cross-Sectional Study

Background In China, a growing number of adolescents have experienced traumatic events that have resulted in PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). Post-traumatic symptoms are common psychological problems in adolescents who have experienced traumatic events. However, existing studies tend to focus on the factors influencing PTSD, such as the response styles and social support...

Rapid increase of scrub typhus incidence in Guangzhou, southern China, 2006―2014

Background In the last decade, scrub typhus (ST) has been emerging or re-emerging in some areas of Asia, including Guangzhou, one of the most affected endemic areas of ST in China. Methods Based on the data on all cases reported in Guangzhou from 2006 to 2014, we characterized the epidemiological features, and identified environmental determinants for the spatial distribution of...

Amotl2a interacts with the Hippo effector Yap1 and the Wnt/β-catenin effector Lef1 to control tissue size in zebrafish

Sobhika Agarwala Sandra Duquesne Kun Liu Anton Boehm Lin Grimm Sandra Link Sabine König Stefan Eimer Olaf Ronneberger Virginie Lecaudey This PDF is the version of the article that was accepted for

The siRNA cocktail targeting VEGF and HER2 inhibition on the proliferation and induced apoptosis of gastric cancer cell

The aim of this study was to investigate the inhibitory effect of a siRNA cocktail targeting Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and Human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) on cell proliferation, induced apoptosis and the expression of VEGF and HER2 in human gastric carcinoma cell. The silencing rate of pre-designed siRNAs that targeted VEGF and HER2 was detected by...

Selection for chloroquine-sensitive Plasmodium falciparum by wild Anopheles arabiensis in Southern Zambia

Background The emergence of parasite drug resistance, especially Plasmodium falciparum, persists as a major obstacle for malaria control and elimination. To develop effective public health containment strategies, a clear understanding of factors that govern the emergence and spread of resistant parasites in the field is important. The current study documents selection for...

Effects of a Randomized Intervention to Improve Workplace Social Capital in Community Health Centers in China

Objective To examine whether workplace social capital improved after implementing a workplace social capital intervention in community health centers in China. Methods This study was conducted in 20 community health centers of similar size in Jinan of China during 2012–2013. Using the stratified site randomization, 10 centers were randomized into the intervention group; one...

iBrick: A New Standard for Iterative Assembly of Biological Parts with Homing Endonucleases

DNA in vitro (application no. in State Intellectual Property Office of the P.R.C: 01410235720.6) has been filed by CAS Key Laboratory of Synthetic Biology with Jin Wang, Guo-Ping Zhao, Jia-Kun Liu and

Peking Opera and Grotowski's Concept of "Poor Theatre"

In his article "Peking Opera and Grotowski's Concept of 'Poor Theater'" Yao-kun Liu presents a comparative study of Peking opera and Western theater with special attention to Grotowski's concept ... ©Purdue University Article 6 Yao-Kun Liu Whitireia Polytechnic 0 0 Thi s document has been made available through Purdue e-Pubs, a service of the Purdue University Libraries. Please contact Dedicated to

The role of chemotherapy and operation on lymphocytes accumulation in peripheral blood obtained from patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma

Jiafeng Zhao Lichun Wu Chunhua Li Kun Liu Guiquan Zhu Jin Chen Chuan Xu Yongcong Cai Jifeng Liu Zhaohui Wang The “Cancer Immunoediting” concept has provided critical insights suggesting dual functions of

Synthesis of Large and Few Atomic Layers of Hexagonal Boron Nitride on Melted Copper

in:Nature Research journals • PubMed • Google ScholarSearch for Hua Kun Liu in:Nature Research journals • PubMed • Google Scholar Contributions M.H.K. and Z.H. designed the experiment and co-wrote the paper

Irregular transcriptome reprogramming probably causes thec developmental failure of embryos produced by interspecies somatic cell nuclear transfer between the Przewalski’s gazelle and the bovine

Background Interspecies somatic cell nuclear transfer (iSCNT) has been regarded as a potential alternative for rescuing highly endangered species and can be used as a model for studying nuclear–cytoplasmic interactions. However, iSCNT embryos often fail to produce viable offspring. The alterations in normal molecular mechanisms contributing to extremely poor development are for...

Investigation of Variants in UCP2 in Chinese Type 2 Diabetes and Diabetic Retinopathy

Purpose The aim of this study was to investigate variants in UCP2 genes in type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) and diabetic retinopathy (DR) in Chinese population. Materials and Methods We conducted a single nucleotide polymorphism-based and haplotype-based case-control study between the variants of UCP2 and DM and between the variants of UCP2 and DR in 479 Chinese patients with type 2...