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Coseismic displacement estimate of the 2013 M S7.0 Lushan, China earthquake based on the simulation of near-fault displacement field

Usually, GPS observation provides direct evidence to estimate coseismic displacement. However, GPS stations are scattered, sparse and cannot provide a detailed distribution of coseismic displacement. Strong ground motion records share the same disadvantages as GPS in estimating coseismic displacement. Estimations from InSAR data can provide displacement distributions; however, the ...

Analysis of charmless two-body B decays in factorization-assisted topological-amplitude approach

We analyze charmless two-body non-leptonic B decays \(B \rightarrow PP, PV\) under the framework of a factorization-assisted topological-amplitude approach, where P(V) denotes a light pseudoscalar (vector) meson. Compared with the conventional flavor diagram approach, we consider the flavor SU(3) breaking effect assisted by a factorization hypothesis for topological diagram ...

Genetic polymorphism rs3760396 of the chemokine (C-C motif) ligand 2 gene (CCL2) associated with the susceptibility of lung cancer in a pathological subtype-specific manner in Han-ancestry Chinese: a case control study

Background Chemokines are well known inflammatory factors critical for tumor development in diverse tissues, including lung cancer. Chemokine (C-C motif) Ligand 2 (CCL2) was one of such chemokines important for both primary tumor development and metastasis of various cancers. Polymorphism at rs3760396 of CCL2 genes is associated with the prognosis of non-small cell lung cancer ...

High Efficiency, Low Power-Consumption DFB Quantum Cascade Lasers Without Lateral Regrowth

Very low power-consumption distributed feedback (DFB) quantum cascade lasers (QCLs) at the wavelength around 4.9 μm were fabricated by conventional process without lateral regrowth of InP:Fe or using sidewall grating. Benefitted from the optimized materials and low waveguide loss, very low threshold current density of 0.5 kA/cm2 was obtained for a device with cavity length of 2 mm. ...

High throughput deep degradome sequencing reveals microRNAs and their targets in response to drought stress in mulberry (Morus alba)

MicroRNAs (miRNAs) play important regulatory roles by targeting mRNAs for cleavage or translational repression. Identification of miRNA targets is essential to better understanding the roles of miRNAs. miRNA targets have not been well characterized in mulberry (Morus alba). To anatomize miRNA guided gene regulation under drought stress, transcriptome-wide high throughput degradome ...

Coblation tonsillectomy under surgical microscopy: A retrospective study

Objective A retrospective study to compare surgical parameters and postoperative pain in patients undergoing coblation tonsillectomy with or without microscopic guidance.

Low humic acids promote in vitro lily bulblet enlargement by enhancing roots growth and carbohydrate metabolism

MA 1 Hong ZHOU 1 0 College of Horticulture, Shanxi Agricultural University , Taigu 030800 , China) 1 Department of Horticulture, College of Agriculture and Biotechnology, Zhejiang University , Hangzhou ... ethics guidelines Yun WU, Yi-ping XIA, Jia-ping ZHANG, Fang DU, Lin ZHANG, Yi-di MA, and Hong ZHOU declare that they have no conflict of interest. This article does not contain any studies with human or

Altered regulation and expression of genes by BET family of proteins in COPD patients

Background BET proteins (BRD2, BRD3, BRDT and BRD4) belong to the family of bromodomain containing proteins, which form a class of transcriptional co-regulators. BET proteins bind to acetylated lysine residues in the histones of nucleosomal chromatin and function either as co-activators or co-repressors of gene expression. An imbalance between HAT and HDAC activities resulting in ...

Leukemia stem cells: the root of chronic myeloid leukemia

group repressive complex; SDF-1, stromal-derived factor-1; TKI, tyrosine kinase inhibitors. COMPLIANCE WITH ETHICS GUIDELINES Rongzhen Xu and Hong Zhou declare that they have no conflict of interest

Overexpression of Ribosomal RNA in the Development of Human Cervical Cancer Is Associated with rDNA Promoter Hypomethylation

The ribosomal RNA (rRNA) gene encodes rRNA for protein synthesis. Aberrant expression of the rRNA gene has been generally observed in tumor cells and levels of its promoter methylation as an epigenetic regulator affect rRNA gene transcription. The possible relationship between expression and promoter methylation of rDNA has not been examined in human clinical cervical cancer. Here ...

The up-regulation of Myb may help mediate EGCG inhibition effect on mouse lung adenocarcinoma

Background Green tea polyphenol epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) has been demonstrated to inhibit cancer in experimental studies through its antioxidant activity and modulations on cellular functions by binding specific proteins. By means of computational analysis and functional genomic approaches, we previously identified a set of protein coding genes and microRNAs whose ...


Object-oriented programming (OOP) has become the dominant programming paradigm by its promise of easy code maintenance, code reuse, and code evolution. The central dogma in OOP is to model a concept as an object that has its own internal state and behavior. How to limit the access to the internal state of an object is always a tricky question to new OOP programmers. Though OOP ...

Child feeding and stunting prevalence in left-behind children: a descriptive analysis of data from a central and western Chinese population

Objectives To examine the effect of parental rural-to-urban internal migration on nutritional status of left-behind children and how this is related to guardianship. Methods We used UNICEF China’s maternal and child health survey data to investigate stunting prevalence and feeding practices in children left behind by rural-to-urban internal migrant parents. We also assessed the ...


European Scientific Journal June 2015 edition vol.11 Hong Zhou 0 Joseph Manthey 0 Ekaterina Lioutikova 0 0 University of Saint Joseph, West Hartford , Connecticut , USA Along with the vast price


European Scientific Journal June 2015 edition vol.11 Hong Zhou 0 Joseph Manthey 0 Ekaterina Lioutikova 0 0 University of Saint Joseph, West Hartford , Connecticut , USA Along with the vast price

Vimentin, a Novel NF-κB Regulator, Is Required for Meningitic Escherichia coli K1-Induced Pathogen Invasion and PMN Transmigration across the Blood-Brain Barrier

Background NF-κB activation, pathogen invasion, polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMN) transmigration (PMNT) across the blood-brain barrier (BBB) are the pathogenic triad hallmark features of bacterial meningitis, but the mechanisms underlying these events remain largely unknown. Vimentin, which is a novel NF-κB regulator, is the primary receptor for the major Escherichia coli K1 ...

Mapping and validation of major quantitative trait loci for kernel length in wild barley (Hordeum vulgare ssp. spontaneum)

Background Kernel length is an important target trait in barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) breeding programs. However, the number of known quantitative trait loci (QTLs) controlling kernel length is limited. In the present study, we aimed to identify major QTLs for kernel length, as well as putative candidate genes that might influence kernel length in wild barley. Results A recombinant ...

The Effect of Maternal Death on the Health of the Husband and Children in a Rural Area of China: A Prospective Cohort Study

Impact of Maternal Deaths study, including Yan Wang (principal investigator), Hai-Jun Wang, Fang Ye, Hong Zhou, Chu-Yun Kang, Shan-Shan Hou, Du Wang, Deng Ao, Yao Feng, Yi-Chong Xu (Division of Maternal ... , Shi-Hong Xu, Jun-Ying Wang, Hai-Xia Yang, Ying Tan, Gui-Cun Chen, Xi-Ying Luo (School of Public Health, Kunming Medical College); Ya-Ping Zhu, Hong Zhou, Tao Zhao, Wei Li, Guang-Ping Guo (Maternal and