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A note on the almost sure central limit theorems for the maxima of strongly dependent nonstationary Gaussian vector sequences

’ information Xiang Zeng, Lecturer, Master, working in the field of probability and statistics. Acknowledgements The authors were very grateful to the editor and two anonymous referees for their careful reading

The improved results in almost sure central limit theorem for the maxima of strongly dependent stationary Gaussian vector sequences

the manuscript. QW participated in the discussion of the manuscript. XZ and QW read and approved the final manuscript. Authors’ information Xiang Zeng is a lecturer, Master, working in the field of

No convincing association between genetic markers and respiratory symptoms: results of a GWA study

Background Respiratory symptoms are associated with accelerated lung function decline, and increased hospitalization and mortality rates in the general population. Although several environmental risk factors for respiratory symptoms are known, knowledge on genetic risk factors is lacking. We aim to identify genetic variants associated with respiratory symptoms by genome-wide...

Elevated level of nerve growth factor in the bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis: a meta-analysis

Objectives To elucidate the association between nerve growth factor (NGF) level and bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis (BPS/IC) by conducting a meta-analysis. Methods We conducted a systematic literature search to identify original studies of NGF level in BPS/IC before November 2015. Eligible studies were retrieved via both computer searches and manual review of...

Connexin 43 Upregulation in Mouse Lungs during Ovalbumin-Induced Asthma

Background Connexin (Cx)-based gap junction channels play important roles in the inflammatory response. Cx43 is involved in the pathogenesis of some lung diseases such as acute lung injury. However, the Cx43 expression in asthma is unclear. In the present study, we used a murine model of ovalbumin (OVA)-induced allergic airway disease to examine the levels of Cx43 and analyze the...

Donor mesenchymal stem cell-derived neural-like cells transdifferentiate into myelin-forming cells and promote axon regeneration in rat spinal cord transection

Introduction Severe spinal cord injury often causes temporary or permanent damages in strength, sensation, or autonomic functions below the site of the injury. So far, there is still no effective treatment for spinal cord injury. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been used to repair injured spinal cord as an effective strategy. However, the low neural differentiation frequency...

Elevated Serum Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers and Alteration of Thyroid Hormones in Children from Guiyu, China

Informal electronic waste (e-waste) recycling results in serious environmental pollution of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and heavy metals. This study explored whether there is an association between PBDEs, heavy metal and key growth- and development-related hormones in children from Guiyu, an e-waste area in southern China. We quantified eight PBDE congeners using gas...

Response of airway epithelial cells to double-stranded RNA in an allergic environment

Background Respiratory viral infections are the most common trigger of acute exacerbations in patients with allergic asthma. The anti-viral response of airway epithelial cells (AEC) may be impaired in asthmatics, while cytokines produced by AEC may drive the inflammatory response. We investigated whether AEC cultured in the presence of Th2 cytokines associated with an allergic...

Transcriptome analysis of Panax vietnamensis var. fuscidicus discovers putative ocotillol-type ginsenosides biosynthesis genes and genetic markers

Zhang et al. BMC Genomics Guang-Hui Zhang 0 Chun-Hua Ma 0 Jia-Jin Zhang Jun-Wen Chen Qing-Yan Tang Mu-Han He Xiang-Zeng Xu Ni-Hao Jiang Sheng-Chao Yang 0 Equal contributors Yunnan Research Center

Clinicopathological features and CCT2 and PDIA2 expression in gallbladder squamous/adenosquamous carcinoma and gallbladder adenocarcinoma

Background Gallbladder cancer (GBC) is a relatively uncommon carcinoma among gastrointestinal cancers and usually has a rather poor prognosis. The most common subtype of GBC is adenocarcinoma (AC), which accounts for about 90% of GBC. Squamous carcinoma/adenosquamous carcinoma (SC/ASC) are comparatively rare histopathological subtypes of GBC. The clinicopathological features and...

Analysis on genetic diversification and heterosis in autotetraploid rice

Jin-Wen Wu 0 Chao-Yue Hu 0 Muhammad Qasim Shahid 0 Hai-Bin Guo Yu-Xiang Zeng Xiang-Dong Liu Yong-Gen Lu 0 Equal contributors State Key Laboratory for Conservation and Utilization of Subtropical Agro

Artesunate potentiates antibiotics by inactivating heme-harbouring bacterial nitric oxide synthase and catalase

Background A current challenge of coping with bacterial infection is that bacterial pathogens are becoming less susceptible to or more tolerant of commonly used antibiotics. It is urgent to work out a practical solution to combat the multidrug resistant bacterial pathogens. Findings Oxidative stress-acclimatized bacteria thrive in rifampicin by generating antibiotic-detoxifying...