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HbA1c is Positively Associated with Serum Carcinoembryonic Antigen (CEA) in Patients with Diabetes: A Cross-Sectional Study

manuscript; Hongtao Wang collected data, Xueli Zhang and Xuemei Yu participated in the design of this study and edited the manuscript. Disclosures. Jun Lu, Hongtao Wang, Xueli Zhang, and Xuemei Yu have

The mining sector of Liberia: current practices and environmental challenges

Responsible editor: Philippe Garrigues 3 Hongtao Wang 4 College of Environmental Science and Engineering, State Key Laboratory of Pollution Control and Resource Reuse, Tongji University , Siping Rd 1239

Development of intron polymorphism markers in major latex-like protein gene for locality-level and cultivar identification of Salvia miltiorrhiza

Background Salvia miltiorrhiza (Danshen) is one of the most widely used medicinal herbs in traditional Chinese medicine. Locality-level and cultivar identification is of great importance not only for protecting highest therapeutic effectiveness of Daodi Danshen, but also for the genetic conservation and utilization of existing S. miltiorrhiza populations. Results Intron...

Influential spatial facility prediction over large scale cyber-physical vehicles in smart city

Facilities are critical infrastructures in smart city. Influence of facilities is affected by large-scale moving objects such as people and vehicles. Calculating the influence of facilities is an important task of urban computing, which adopts sensing technology to obtain objects’ movement patterns in urban space and applies this information to discover many hidden issues cities...

Serum Magnesium Concentration Is Inversely Associated with Albuminuria and Retinopathy among Patients with Diabetes

wrote the paper; Meixiang Guo, Peihong Chen, and Hongtao Wang participated in data collection and contributed to discussions; Xuemei Yu participated in the study design and edited the paper. All authors

A Rate-Distortion Optimized Coding Method for Region of Interest in Scalable Video Coding

, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230027, China Received 10 October 2014; Accepted 15 December 2014 Academic Editor: Jianping Fan Copyright © 2015 Hongtao Wang et al. This is an

Multi-dimensional scenario forecast for generation of multiple wind farms

energy system forecasting, power system analysis, and power system operation optimization . Hongtao WANG received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Shandong University, Jinan, China, in 2005

The Comparative Photodegradation Activities of Pentachlorophenol (PCP) and Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) Using UV Alone and TiO2-Derived Photocatalysts in Methanol Soil Washing Solution

Photochemical treatment is increasingly being applied to remedy environmental problems. TiO2-derived catalysts are efficiently and widely used in photodegradation applications. The efficiency of various photochemical treatments, namely, the use of UV irradiation without catalyst or with TiO2/graphene-TiO2 photodegradation methods was determined by comparing the photodegadation of...

Probabilistic production simulation of a power system with wind power penetration based on improved UGF techniques

source are credited. Author Biographies Hongtao WANG received the Ph.D. degree in 2005 from the School of Electrical Engineering of Shandong University, China. He is now a professor in the School of

Intranasal Dexmedetomidine on Stress Hormones, Inflammatory Markers, and Postoperative Analgesia after Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

Wang, Guobing Yin, Hongtao Wang, and Juan Li Department of Anesthesiology, Anhui Provincial Hospital, Anhui Medical University, Hefei, China Received 24 March 2015; Revised 29 May 2015; Accepted 1 June

Intranasal Dexmedetomidine on Stress Hormones, Inflammatory Markers, and Postoperative Analgesia after Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

Wang, Guobing Yin, Hongtao Wang, and Juan Li Department of Anesthesiology, Anhui Provincial Hospital, Anhui Medical University, Hefei, China Received 24 March 2015; Revised 29 May 2015; Accepted 1 June

Antitumor Effects of Oncolytic Adenovirus-Carrying siRNA Targeting Potential Oncogene EphA3

Conditionally replicating adenoviruses (CRAds) armed with antitumor transgenes hold promise for cancer treatment. In previous studies, we showed that the 1504-siRNA targeting potential oncogene EphA3 was an efficient therapeutic transgene and that the telomerase reverse transcriptase promoter (TERTp) driving the CRAd was a more advanced generation of CRAd. Therefore, we combined...

Analysis of Relative Concentration of Ethanol and Other Odorous Compounds (OCs) Emitted from the Working Surface at a Landfill in China

Estimating odor emissions from landfill sites is a complicated task because of the various chemical and biological species that exist in landfill gases. In this study, the relative concentration of ethanol and other odorous compounds emitted from the working surface at a landfill in China was analyzed. Gas sampling was conducted at the landfill on a number of selected days from...

Adipose tissue-derived stem cells suppress hypertrophic scar fibrosis via the p38/MAPK signaling pathway

Background Hypertrophic scars (HS) generally occur after injury to the deep layers of the dermis, resulting in functional deficiency for patients. Growing evidence has been identified that the supernatant of adipose tissue-derived stem cells (ADSCs) significantly ameliorates fibrosis of different tissues, but limited attention has been paid to its efficacy on attenuating skin...

Notch1 Pathway Protects against Burn-Induced Myocardial Injury by Repressing Reactive Oxygen Species Production through JAK2/STAT3 Signaling

 Zhao Zheng,1 Hongtao Wang,1 Hao Guan,1 Yanhui Jia,1 Jianxin Gao,1 Tao Yang,1,3 Xiongxiang Zhu,1 and Dahai Hu1 1Department of Burns and Cutaneous Surgery, Xijing Hospital, Fourth Military Medical

Rho kinase inhibitor Y-27632 promotes the differentiation of human bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells into keratinocyte-like cells in xeno-free conditioned medium

Introduction Bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs), which have the ability to self-renew and to differentiate into multiple cell types, have recently become a novel strategy for cell-based therapies. The differentiation of BMSCs into keratinocytes may be beneficial for patients with burns, disease, or trauma. However, the currently available cells are exposed to animal...

Enhanced photocatalytic degradation of tetracycline hydrochloride by molecular imprinted film modified TiO2 nanotubes

To enhance the photocatalytic activity of TiO2 nanotubes, tetracycline hydrochloride (TC) molecularly imprinted titania modified TiO2 nanotubes (MIP-TiO2) was prepared by liquid phase deposition, which improved the molecular recognition ability of the photocatalyst toward template molecules. This MIP-TiO2 photocatalyst was characterized by ESEM and XRD, which showed that the...

Application of propensity scores to estimate the association between government subsidy and injection use in primary health care institutions in China

Background The problem posed by therapeutic injection is a clinical practice issue that influences health care quality and patient safety. Although sufficient government subsidy was one of the 12 key interventions to promote rational drug use initiated by WHO (World Health Organization), limited information is available about the association between government subsidy and...

Anti-Fibrotic Actions of Interleukin-10 against Hypertrophic Scarring by Activation of PI3K/AKT and STAT3 Signaling Pathways in Scar-Forming Fibroblasts

Background The hypertrophic scar (HS) is a serious fibrotic skin condition and a major clinical problem. Interleukin-10 (IL-10) has been identified as a prospective scar-improving compound based on preclinical trials. Our previous work showed that IL-10 has anti-fibrotic effects in transforming growth factor (TGF)-β1-stimulated fibroblasts, as well as potential therapeutic...

SGEF enhances EGFR stability through delayed EGFR trafficking from early to late endosomes

Previously, we demonstrated an elevated SH3-containing guanine nucleotide exchange factor (SGEF) expression in clinical specimens with prostate cancer and implicated the role of SGEF in prostate tumorigenesis. However, the molecular mechanism behind the SGEF regulation of prostate cancer development is not known. In this study, we show that SGEF expression delays epidermal growth...