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Tests and Analysis on Thermal Expansion Behaviour of Steel Strand used in Prestressed Concrete Structure under Low Temperatures

Low Temperatures Jian Xie Jia-Bao Yan This paper presents the results of the tests and analysis on the coefficient of thermal expansion for the steel strand under combined low temperatures and

Novel role of granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor: antitumor effects through inhibition of epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition in esophageal cancer

Qiao,3 Pingping Hu,2 Guodong Deng,2 Ning Liang,2 Jian Xie,2 Hui Luo,4 Jiandong Zhang2 1Division of Oncology, Department of Graduate, Weifang Medical College, Weifang, 2Department of Radiation Oncology

Coronary artery fistula between single right coronary artery and right pulmonary artery: a case report and literature review

the examination of the patient’s heart. All authors read and approved the final manuscript. Authors’ information Li-Jian Xie is the first author. Jie Shen is the corresponding author. Acknowledgement

Identification of Copy Number Variations in Xiang and Kele Pigs

Xiang and Kele pigs are two well-known local Chinese pig breeds that possess rich genetic resources and have enormous economic and scientific value. We performed a comprehensive genomic analysis of the copy number variations (CNVs) in these breeds. CNVs are one of the most important forms of genomic variation and have profound effects on phenotypic variation. In this study...

The effect of mild induced hypothermia on outcomes of patients after cardiac arrest: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials

Introduction Mild induced hypothermia (MIH) is believed to reduce mortality and neurological impairment after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. However, a recently published trial demonstrated that hypothermia at 33 °C did not confer a benefit compared with that of 36 °C. Thus, a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) was made to investigate the...

Clinical, radiological, and pathological features of 33 adult unilateral thalamic gliomas

Background Unilateral adult thalamic gliomas are rarely reported. In this study, the authors aimed to analyze the clinical, radiological, and pathological features of adult primary unilateral thalamus gliomas (UTGs). Methods Clinical data of 33 UTGs in adults who underwent surgical treatment between 2005 and 2014 at the Beijing Tiantan Hospital were collected and retrospectively...

A Hybrid Metaheuristic for Multiple Runways Aircraft Landing Problem Based on Bat Algorithm

Academic Editor: Xin-She Yang Copyright © 2013 Jian Xie et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and

Collision tumors of the sella: coexistence of pituitary adenoma and craniopharyngioma in the sellar region

Collision tumors of the sellar region are relatively uncommon and consist mainly of more than one type of pituitary adenoma or a cyst or cystic tumor. The association of a pituitary adenoma and a craniopharyngioma is particularly rare. This study describes a rare occurrence in which a pituitary adenoma and a craniopharyngioma coexisted in the sellar region. The case involves a 47...

A novel quinone-based polymer electrode for high performance lithium-ion batteries

details are available in the online version of the paper. Jian Xie received his BEng degree in materials science and engineering from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore in 2013. After one and a

Downregulation of NCC and NKCC2 cotransporters by kidney-specific WNK1 revealed by gene disruption and transgenic mouse models

WNK1 (with-no-lysine[K]-1) is a protein kinase of which mutations cause a familial hypertension and hyperkalemia syndrome known as pseudohypoaldosteronism type 2 (PHA2). Kidney-specific (KS) WNK1 is an alternatively spliced form of WNK1 kinase missing most of the kinase domain. KS-WNK1 downregulates the Na+-Cl− cotransporter NCC by antagonizing the effect of full-length WNK1 when...

HDAC1 Inactivation Induces Mitotic Defect and Caspase-Independent Autophagic Cell Death in Liver Cancer

Histone deacetylases (HDACs) are known to play a central role in the regulation of several cellular properties interlinked with the development and progression of cancer. Recently, HDAC1 has been reported to be overexpressed in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), but its biological roles in hepatocarcinogenesis remain to be elucidated. In this study, we demonstrated overexpression of...

Aberrant Regulation of HDAC2 Mediates Proliferation of Hepatocellular Carcinoma Cells by Deregulating Expression of G1/S Cell Cycle Proteins

Histone deacetylase 2 (HDAC2) is crucial for embryonic development, affects cytokine signaling relevant for immune responses and is often significantly overexpressed in solid tumors; but little is known about its role in human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). In this study, we showed that targeted-disruption of HDAC2 resulted in reduction of both tumor cell growth and de novo DNA...