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Genome-wide identification and expression profiling of the auxin response factor (ARF) gene family in physic nut

for Advanced Talents of Zhoukou Normal University (No. ZKNUC2015121). Author Contributions Data curation: Youwei Feng, Yangyang Wang, Luoxiao Lin, Jingcheng Feng. Formal analysis: Xinxin Bao, Kun Liu

Molecular phylogeography of East Asian Boea clarkeana (Gesneriaceae) in relation to habitat restriction

Wang, Kun Liu, Shoubiao Zhou. Formal analysis: Ying Wang. Funding acquisition: Kun Liu, Jianwen Shao. Investigation: Ying Wang, Kun Liu, De Bi. Methodology: Ying Wang, Jianwen Shao. Project ... administration: Ying Wang, Kun Liu, Shoubiao Zhou. Resources: Ying Wang, Kun Liu, De Bi, Jianwen Shao. Software: Ying Wang, Jianwen Shao. Supervision: Jianwen Shao. Validation: Ying Wang. Visualization: Ying

Lysimachia tianmaensis (Primulaceae), a new species from Anhui, China

. CHINA. Anhui Province: Jinzhai County, Tianma National Nature Reserve, growing at margins of mountain roads, elevation ca. 1165 m, 1 June 2009 (fl.), Kun Liu 2009042 (holotype: ANUB!; isotypes: ANUB!, IBK

Genesis of Miocene litho-stratigraphic trap and hydrocarbon accumulation in the Qiongdongnan Basin, northern South China Sea

In recent years, several large gas fields have been discovered in western Qiongdongnan Basin. It is important and necessary to illustrate their sedimentary characteristics and hydrocarbon migration so that more gas fields could be discovered in the future. Previous regional tectonic-sedimentary researchers show that large-scale source rock of the Yacheng Formation developed in...

Noninvasive Estimation of Joint Moments with Inertial Sensor System for Analysis of STS Rehabilitation Training

Academic Editor: Li Zhang Copyright © 2018 Kun Liu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and ... declare no conflict of interest. Authors’ Contributions Kun Liu, Jianchao Yan, and Yong Liu conceived and designed the experiments; Kun Liu and Ming Ye helped to perform the experiments; Kun Liu, Jianchao

Application of the chronic constriction injury of the partial sciatic nerve model to assess acupuncture analgesia

Application of the chronic constriction injury of the partial sciatic nerve model to assess acupuncture analgesia Mu-Jun Zhi,1,2,* Kun Liu,1,* Zhou-Li Zheng,1,3 Xun He,1 Tie Li,2 Guang Sun,1,2 Meng ... responsible mechanisms. Acknowledgments This work was supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China granted to Kun Liu (No. 81303054), Xin-yan Gao (No. 81473778), and Bing Zhu (No. 81130063), and

Testing and comparing two self-care-related instruments among older Chinese adults

, Xianfei Ding, Yanjin Liu. Formal analysis: Lina Guo, Xianfei Ding, Yanjin Liu. Investigation: Lina Guo, Han Gao, Qiyun Guo. Methodology: Lina Guo. Project administration: Lina Guo, Kun Liu, Yanjin Liu

Antimicrobial activity of puffball(Bovistella radicata) and separation of bioactive compounds

Background To test the antimicrobial activity of different extracts and fermentation broth from puffball(Bovistella radicata), the different extracts and fermentation broth of puffball were prepared, the active fraction was investigated by UPLC–UV–MS and semi-preparative chromatograph. Results Through zones of inhibition (ZOI) and minimum inhibitory concentrations (MIC) tests...

Functional relevance for associations between osteoporosis and genetic variants

Osteoporosis is characterized by increased bone loss and deterioration of bone microarchitecture, which will lead to reduced bone strength and increased risk of fragility fractures. Previous studies have identified many genetic loci associated with osteoporosis, but functional mechanisms underlying the associations have rarely been explored. In order to explore the potential...

In vitro and in vivo evaluation of docetaxel-loaded stearic acid-modified Bletilla striata polysaccharide copolymer micelles

Bletilla striata polysaccharides (BSPs) have been used in pharmaceutical and biomedical industry, the aim of the present study was to explore a BSPs amphiphilic derivative to overcome its application limit as poorly water-soluble drug carriers due to water-soluble polymers. Stearic acid (SA) was selected as a hydrophobic block to modify B. striata polysaccharides (SA-BSPs...

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...

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...

Relationship between body mass index and depressive symptoms: the “fat and jolly” hypothesis for the middle-aged and elderly in China

authors are grateful to Kun Liu, Hong Li, Dan Li, Zhuo Chen, Li-li Zhang, and Lei-lei Guo. We thank the members of the CHARLS. Funding Collection of the CHARLS datasets used in the current study was

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...

Overexpression of long noncoding RNA HOTTIP promotes tumor invasion and predicts poor prognosis in gastric cancer

Overexpression of long noncoding RNA HOTTIP promotes tumor invasion and predicts poor prognosis in gastric cancer Heng Ye,1 Kun Liu,2 Keqing Qian1 1Department of Oncology, 2Department of General

Improvement of Image Quality and Diagnostic Performance by an Innovative Motion-Correction Algorithm for Prospectively ECG Triggered Coronary CT Angiography

Objective To investigate the effect of a novel motion-correction algorithm (Snap-short Freeze, SSF) on image quality and diagnostic accuracy in patients undergoing prospectively ECG-triggered CCTA without administering rate-lowering medications. Materials and Methods Forty-six consecutive patients suspected of CAD prospectively underwent CCTA using prospective ECG-triggering...

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...

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

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...