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Copula–entropy theory for multivariate stochastic modeling in water engineering

The copula–entropy theory combines the entropy theory and the copula theory. The entropy theory has been extensively applied to derive the most probable univariate distribution subject to specified constraints by applying the principle of maximum entropy. With the flexibility to model nonlinear dependence structure, parametric copulas (e.g., Archimedean, extreme value, meta...

On the Sums of Powers of Chebyshev Polynomials and Their Divisible Properties

; Published 11 December 2017 Academic Editor: Zhen-Lai Han Copyright © 2017 Lan Zhang and Wenpeng Zhang. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which

Dynamics of Immune Responses during Experimental Mycobacterium kansasii Infection of Cynomolgus Monkeys (Macaca fascicularis)

Wang,1 Ruike Wu,1 Lan Zhang,2 and Meili Chen1 1Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Laboratory Animals, Guangdong Laboratory Animals Monitoring Institute, Guangzhou 510663, China 2Guangdong Provincial ... should be addressed to Lan Zhang; moc.qq@96162315 and Meili Chen; moc.qq@3348311701 Received 1 March 2018; Revised 26 April 2018; Accepted 3 May 2018; Published 5 June 2018 Academic Editor: Adone Baroni

Long Noncoding RNA uc001pwg.1 Is Downregulated in Neointima in Arteriovenous Fistulas and Mediates the Function of Endothelial Cells Derived from Pluripotent Stem Cells

Guo, Qihong Ni, Zezhen Yan, and Lan Zhang Department of Vascular Surgery, Ren Ji Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China Correspondence should be addressed to Lan ... Zhang; nc.ude.utjs@nalgnahzjr Received 28 May 2017; Revised 19 September 2017; Accepted 2 October 2017; Published 13 December 2017 Academic Editor: Wei Lei Copyright © 2017 Lei Lv et al. This is an

Canonical correlation analysis (CCA) of anthropometric parameters and physical activities with blood lipids

Anthropometric parameters and physical activities are significant factors influencing lipid levels, but few research have demonstrated the effect of amount of activities on lipid levels. Our research analyzed and explored this relationships. A multi-stage stratified sampling method was used to select the investigation subjects in Hubei, China. A questionnaire survey, physical...

Low-Frequency Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Stroke-Induced Upper Limb Motor Deficit: A Meta-Analysis

Received 19 July 2017; Accepted 1 October 2017; Published 21 December 2017 Academic Editor: Andrea Turolla Copyright © 2017 Lan Zhang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative

Replacing methyl bromide with a combination of 1,3-dichloropropene and metam sodium for cucumber production in China

Cao. 9 / 11 Formal analysis: Liangang Mao, Lan Zhang. Funding acquisition: Hongyun Jiang, Aocheng Cao. Investigation: Liangang Mao, Yanning Zhang, Haitao Yu. Methodology: Liangang Mao, Aocheng Cao

Soil phosphorus functional fractions and tree tissue nutrient concentrations influenced by stand density in subtropical Chinese fir plantation forests

: Fu-Sheng Chen. Investigation: Xiu-Lan Zhang, Ying-Ying Zong, Yang Zhang. 15 / 17 Writing ± original draft: Xiang-Min Fang. Writing ± review & editing: Xiang-Min Fang, Fu-Sheng Chen. 16 / 17 1

Long noncoding RNA MALAT1-regulated microRNA 506 modulates ovarian cancer growth by targeting iASPP

Long noncoding RNA MALAT1-regulated microRNA 506 modulates ovarian cancer growth by targeting iASPP Ruilin Lei,1,2,* Min Xue,2,* Lan Zhang,1 ZhongQiu Lin1 1Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of

miR-1296-5p decreases ERBB2 expression to inhibit the cell proliferation in ERBB2-positive breast cancer

The tumor suppressive role of miR-1296 is observed in triple negative breast cancer (TNBC). However, the effect of miR-1296-5p in ERBB2-positive breast cancers remains obscure. Whether ERBB2 was the target gene of the miR-1296-5p was predicted by online software, and determined by dual-luciferase activity assay. miR-1296-5p expression levels were determined in breast cancer...

Human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1 and its oncogenesis

Fujian-Taiwan Animal Pathogen Biology, College of Animal Sciences, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou 350002, ChinaLan-lan Zhang, Jing-yun Wei, Long Wang & Ji-long ChenDepartment of ... , Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, ChinaJi-long ChenUniversity of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, ChinaJi-long Chen AuthorsSearch for Lan-lan Zhang in:Nature Research journals

Psychological and somatic distress in Chinese outpatients at general hospitals: a cross-sectional study

Our study aimed (1) to describe the proportion of psychological distress among Chinese outpatients at general hospitals, (2) to compare cognitive and behavioral characteristics of patients with different distress patterns, and (3) to investigate the discriminant function of the analyzed variables in indicating the affinity towards the different distress patterns. This multicenter...

A Resting-State Brain Functional Network Study in MDD Based on Minimum Spanning Tree Analysis and the Hierarchical Clustering

 Zhijie Ding,3 Jing Yang,4 Lan Zhang,4 Lei Feng,5 and Dennis Majoe6 1School of Information Science & Engineering, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, China 2International WIC Institute, Beijing University of

Left innominate vein stenosis in an asymptomatic population: a retrospective analysis of 212 cases

Background Although left innominate vein (LIV) stenosis has been demonstrated to be attributed to compression by adjacent anatomical structures, most of the studies are focusing on hemodialysis patients with clinical symptoms compatible with LIV stenosis. The goal of this study was to retrospectively investigate the incidence of LIV stenosis and its influencing factors in an...

Infant feeding and health-related quality of life in healthy Chinese infants: results from a prospective, observational cohort study

Background Infant feeding regimens, including breastfeeding, formula-feeding, or a combination of the two, may influence infant health-related quality of life (HRQOL). However, few studies have examined this association. Methods This prospective cohort study assessed HRQOL in relation to three parent-selected feeding regimens: exclusively breastfed (n = 136), exclusively study...

Crystal structure-based discovery of a novel synthesized PARP1 inhibitor (OL-1) with apoptosis-inducing mechanisms in triple-negative breast cancer

, Shuya Wang, Xuan Wang, Peiqi Wang, Yaxin Zheng, Dahong Yao, Mingrui Guo, Lan Zhang & Liang OuyangNorthwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, 303 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 60611 ... for Mingrui Guo in:Nature Research journals • PubMed • Google Scholar Search for Lan Zhang in:Nature Research journals • PubMed • Google Scholar Search for Liang Ouyang in:Nature Research journals

Review of wide band-gap semiconductors technology

Silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) are typical representative of the wide band-gap semiconductor material, which is also known as third-generation semiconductor materials. Compared with the conventional semiconductor silicon (Si) or gallium arsenide (GaAs), wide band-gap semiconductor has the wide band gap, high saturated drift velocity, high critical breakdown field...

Expression and prognostic significance of MYL9 in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma

Objective Myosin light chain 9 (MYL9) is necessary for cytoskeletal dynamics and experimental metastasis, but its expression in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) has not been addressed. We investigated the expression pattern and clinical significance of MYL9 in patients with ESCC. Methods We examined MYL9 expression using quantitative real-time PCR and western blotting in...

Anti-Inflammation of Natural Components from Medicinal Plants at Low Concentrations in Brain via Inhibiting Neutrophil Infiltration after Stroke

 Wenhui Wang,1 Rong Chen,2,3 Honglei Jiao,1 Linlin Li,1 Lan Zhang,1 and Lili Cui1,3 1Department of Neurology, Second Hospital of Hebei Medical University, Shijiazhuang, Hebei 050000, China 2Hebei