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Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-modified natural killer cell-based immunotherapy and immunological synapse formation in cancer and HIV

receptor variable fragment; T-ALL, T cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia; TCR, T cell receptor; TIRF, total internal reflection fluorescence COMPLIANCE WITH ETHICS GUIDELINES Dongfang Liu, Shuo Tian, Kai ... Zhang, Wei Xiong, Ndongala Michel Lubaki, Zhiying Chen, and Weidong Han declare that they have no conflict of interest. This article does not contain any studies with human or animal subjects performed

Fast-track surgery versus conventional perioperative management of lung cancer-associated pneumonectomy: a randomized controlled clinical trial

Dong 0 Kai Zhang 0 Shouqiang Cao Jian Cui 0 Equal contributors Department of Thoracic Surgery, the Fourth Affiliated Hospital, Harbin Medical University , 37 Yiyuan Street, Nangang District, Harbin

Dexmedetomidine sedation reduces atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery compared to propofol: a randomized controlled trial

Background Atrial fibrillation occurs frequently in patients following cardiac surgery and can be a cause of increased morbidity and mortality. The use of dexmedetomidine to prevent atrial fibrillation is unclear. The present study was designed to evaluate the effect of dexmedetomidine sedation on the incidence of atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery. Methods Upon arrival to ...

Solvent: A Key in Digestive Ripening for Monodisperse Au Nanoparticles

This work has mainly investigated the influence of the solvent on the nanoparticles distribution in digestive ripening. The experiments suggested that the solvents played a key role in digestive ripening of Au nanoparticles (Au NPs). For the benzol solvents, the resulting size distribution of Au NPs was inversely related to the solvent polarity. It may be interpreted by the low ...

Lipopolysaccharide derived from the digestive tract triggers an inflammatory response in the uterus of mid-lactating dairy cows during SARA

0 Juma Ahamed Abaker 0 Zain ul Aabdin Tianle Xu Hongyu Dai Kai Zhang Xinxin Liu Xiangzhen Shen 0 Equal contributors College of Veterinary Medicine, Nanjing Agricultural University , Nanjing 210095

Risks of developing breast and colorectal cancer in association with incomes and geographic locations in Texas: a retrospective cohort study

Background No study has been conducted to investigate the spatial pattern and association of socioeconomic status (such as income) with breast and colorectal cancer incidence in Texas, United States. This study aimed to determine whether median household income was associated with the risk of developing breast and colorectal cancer in Texas and to identify higher cancer risks by ...

Experimental studies on the effects of bolt parameters on the bearing characteristics of reinforced rock

Roadways supported by bolts contain support structures that are built into the rock surrounding the roadway, referred to as reinforced rocks in this paper. Using physical model simulation, the paper investigates the bearing characteristics of the reinforced rock under different bolt parameters with incrementally increased load. The experimental results show that the stress at the ...

The presence of Giardia intestinalis in donkeys, Equus asinus, in China

Background Giardia intestinalis is one of the most important zoonotic enteric parasites. As no information regarding prevalence and genotype of G. intestinalis in donkeys (Equus asinus) in China is available, 181 faecal samples from 48 donkeys from Jilin Province, from 104 from Shandong Province and from 29 from Liaoning Province were examined between May and December 2015. ...

Serum proteomic-based analysis identifying autoantibodies against PRDX2 and PRDX3 as potential diagnostic biomarkers in nasopharyngeal carcinoma

‑Sheng Huang Chao‑Qun Hong TianT‑ian Zhai Lian‑Di Liao WenJ‑ie Lin LiY‑an Xu Kai Zhang En‑Min Li Yu‑Hui Peng 0 0 Department of Clinical Laboratory Medicine, The Cancer Hospital of Shantou University

Current concepts in odontohypophosphatasia form of hypophosphatasia and report of two cases

Background Hypophosphatasia is a rare inherited disease derived from mutations in tissue non-specific alkaline phosphatase genes, with typical oral symptoms including short root anomaly and dysplasia of dentin or cementum. Case presentation Two young female patients presented with short root anomaly with a history of premature loss of deciduous and/or permanent teeth. The ...

Rumen-derived lipopolysaccharide enhances the expression of lingual antimicrobial peptide in mammary glands of dairy cows fed a high-concentrate diet

Background Long-term high-concentrate diet (HCD) feeding can cause subacute ruminal acidosis in cows and subsequently trigger systemic inflammatory and immune responses. Therefore, we conducted the present study in which twelve lactating cows installed with ruminal fistula were randomly assigned to the HCD group (forage:concentrate = 4:6, n = 6) or the low-concentrate diet (LCD) ...

Association between Vitamin D Receptor Gene Polymorphisms and Breast Cancer Risk: A Meta-Analysis of 39 Studies

Background The associations between vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene polymorphisms and breast cancer risk were comprehensively investigated to clarify issues that remain controversial. Methodology/Principal Findings An electronic search was conducted of several databases, including PubMed, the Cochrane library, Web of Science, EMBASE, CBM and CNKI, for papers that describe the ...

A Hybrid Optimization Method for Solving Bayesian Inverse Problems under Uncertainty

In this paper, we investigate the application of a new method, the Finite Difference and Stochastic Gradient (Hybrid method), for history matching in reservoir models. History matching is one of the processes of solving an inverse problem by calibrating reservoir models to dynamic behaviour of the reservoir in which an objective function is formulated based on a Bayesian approach ...

Effects of Supplementary Feeding on the Breeding Ecology of the Buff-Throated Partridge in a Tibetan Sacred Site, China

Our goal was to document effects of year-round supplemental feeding on breeding ecology of the Buff-throated Partridge, Tetraophasis szechenyii, within a Tibetan sacred site. We evaluated effects of supplemental feeding used as religious/cultural practices which could potentially aid conservation of endangered phasianids. We compared fed breeding groups to neighboring nonfed ...

Yet Another Empty Forest: Considering the Conservation Value of a Recently Established Tropical Nature Reserve

The primary approach used to conserve tropical biodiversity is in the establishment of protected areas. However, many tropical nature reserves are performing poorly and interventions in the broader landscape may be essential for conserving biodiversity both within reserves and at large. Between October 2010 and 2012, we conducted bird surveys in and around a recently established ...

Impact of the 2011 heat wave on mortality and emergency department visits in Houston, Texas

Background Heat waves have been linked to increased risk of mortality and morbidity, and are projected to increase in frequency and intensity in a changing climate. Houston and other areas in Texas experienced an exceptional heat wave in the summer of 2011 producing the hottest August on record. This study aims to assess the health-related impact of this heat wave. Methods ...

Inorganic & organic materials for rechargeable Li batteries with multi-electron reaction

J, Tao Z, Chen J. Functional materials for recharge Kai Zhang was born in 1987. He received his BSc degree in materials chemistry from Nankai University (2010) and then joined the Key Laboratory of

Feeding a High Concentrate Diet Down-Regulates Expression of ACACA, LPL and SCD and Modifies Milk Composition in Lactating Goats

High concentrate diets are fed to early and mid-lactation stages dairy ruminants to meet the energy demands for high milk production in modern milk industry. The present study evaluated the effects of a high concentrate diet on milk fat and milk composition, especially, cis-9, trans-11 CLA content in milk and gene expression of lactating goats. Eight mid-lactating goats with rumen ...