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United States Leadership in East Asia and China’s State-by-state Approach to Regional Security

). Xuefeng Sun is Professor of International Relations and the Chair of the Department of International Relations, Tsinghua University. He also serves as Executive Dean of Institute of International Relations ... . Contending ideas on China's non-alliance strategy . Chinese Journal of International Politics 10 ( 2 ): 151 - 171 . Liu , Ruonan, and Xuefeng Sun . 2015 . Regime security first: Explaining Vietnam's security

Coexistence of pulmonary lymphangioleiomyomatosis and pulmonary angiomyolipoma

Background Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) and angiomyolipoma are two different, but related rare diseases. To the best of our knowledge, pulmonary LAM and pulmonary angiomyolipoma have not previously been observed in the same patient. Case presentation A 38-year-old woman presented with a dry cough and left flank pain. She had a right nephrectomy for renal angiomyolipoma 17 years ...

Differentially expressed microRNAs in bone marrow mesenchymal stem cell-derived microvesicles in young and older rats and their effect on tumor growth factor-β1-mediated epithelial-mesenchymal transition in HK2 cells

Introduction The prevalence of renal fibrosis is higher in older than in younger individuals. Through paracrine activity, bone marrow mesenchymal stem cell-derived microvesicles (BM-MSC-MVs) influence the process of renal fibrosis. Differences in microRNA (miRNA) expression of BM-MSC-MVs that correlate with the age of the subjects and the correlation between miRNA expression and ...

Biopsy-proven IgG4-related lung disease

Background Immunoglobulin G4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is a fibroinflammatory disorder that may involve single or multiple organs. Biopsy-proven lung involvement of this disease is occasionally reported, but not well understood. Methods Patients with the diagnosis of biopsy-proven IgG4-related lung disease (IgG4-RLD) from Peking Union Medical College Hospital between January 2011 ...

SIRT3 overexpression antagonizes high glucose accelerated cellular senescence in human diploid fibroblasts via the SIRT3–FOXO1 signaling pathway

Sirtuin 3 (SIRT3) is one of the seven mammalian sirtuins, which are homologs of the yeast Sir2 gene. SIRT3 is the only sirtuin reported to be associated with human life span. Many recent studies have indicated that SIRT3 levels are elevated by exercise and caloric restriction, but whether SIRT3 influences cell senescence under stressed conditions in human diploid fibroblasts has ...

Mitochondrial Autophagy Involving Renal Injury and Aging Is Modulated by Caloric Intake in Aged Rat Kidneys

Abstract Background A high-calorie (HC) diet induces renal injury and promotes aging, and calorie restriction (CR) may ameliorate these responses. However, the effects of long-term HC and CR on renal damage and aging have been not fully determined. Autophagy plays a crucial role in removing protein aggregates and damaged organelles to maintain intracellular homeostasis and ...

Genome-Wide Discovery of Drug-Dependent Human Liver Regulatory Elements

Inter-individual variation in gene regulatory elements is hypothesized to play a causative role in adverse drug reactions and reduced drug activity. However, relatively little is known about the location and function of drug-dependent elements. To uncover drug-associated elements in a genome-wide manner, we performed RNA-seq and ChIP-seq using antibodies against the pregnane X ...

Design and implementation of the first nationwide, web-based Chinese Renal Data System (CNRDS)

Background In April 2010, with an endorsement from the Ministry of Health of the People's Republic of China, the Chinese Society of Nephrology launched the first nationwide, web-based prospective renal data registration platform, the Chinese Renal Data System (CNRDS), to collect structured demographic, clinical, and laboratory data for dialysis cases, as well as to establish a ...

Applicability of Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration equations in a Chinese population

Background Accurate estimated glomerular filtration rates (eGFR) is an important step in the diagnosis of chronic kidney disease (CKD). The Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration (CKD-EPI) equation, based on creatinine alone (eGFRcr), was developed to improve on the Modification of Diet in Renal Disease equation, in particular by addressing the systematic underestimation ...

Effects of argatroban as an anticoagulant for intermittent veno-venous hemofiltration (IVVH) in patients at high risk of bleeding

Background. The critically ill patients with acute renal failure (ARF) undergoing intermittent veno-venous hemofiltration (IVVH) are often at high risk of bleeding. No conventional anticoagulants can adequately achieve this task. Argatroban, a synthetic direct thrombin inhibitor, has been approved for the treatment of hemodialysis patients with antithrombin III deficiency and ...

Lack of independent relationship between age-related kidney function decline and carotid intima–media thickness in a healthy Chinese population

Background. Ageing-related decline in kidney function is an independent predictor for cardiovascular events and death. However, the underlying mechanism is not clear. The purpose of this study was to identify the associations between ageing-related decline in kidney function and carotid intima–media thickness (IMT) in a healthy Chinese population with normal kidney function and ...

The Clinical Significance and Risk Factors of Anti-Platelet Factor 4/heparin Antibody on Maintenance Hemodialysis Patients: A Two-Year Prospective Follow-up

Background Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia is an immune response mediated by anti-PF4/heparin antibody, which is clinically characterized by thrombocytopenia and thromboembolic events. In this study, a prospective and multi-center clinical investigation determined the positive rate of anti-PF4/heparin antibody in maintenance hemodialysis patients in China, identified the related ...

Mortality rates among prevalent hemodialysis patients in Beijing: a comparison with USRDS data

Background The raw annual mortality rate reported in Chinese patients on maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) was around 10% between 2005 to 2010, and it was around 20% in the US as reported by the United States Renal Data System (USRDS). Our hypothesis was that the large survival difference was caused by differences in race and practice pattern between nations in addition to differences ...

TIMP-1 Transgenic Mice Recover From Diabetes Induced by Multiple Low-Dose Streptozotocin

Type 1 diabetes results from autoimmune destruction of the insulin-producing β-cells of pancreatic islets, of which the capacity for self-replication in the adult is too limited to restore following extensive tissue injury. Tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase (TIMP)-1 inhibits matrix metalloproteinase activity and regulates proliferation and apoptosis of a variety of cells types, ...