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Erratum to: Experimental Research and Numerical Simulation of a Large-span Isolated Structure Considering Multi-dimensional Input Effects

Tech University , Jiangsu, Nanjing, 211816 , China 4 , Wei-qing Liu, Dong-sheng Du, and Wei-zhi Xu College of Civil Engineering, Nanjing Tech University , Jiangsu, Nanjing, 211816 , China The above

Ellerman bombs observed with the new vacuum solar telescope and the atmospheric imaging assembly onboard the solar dynamics observatory

Ellerman bombs (EBs) are believed to be small-scale reconnection events occurring around the temperature minimum region in the solar atmosphere. They are often identified as significant enhancements in the extended Hα wings without obvious signatures in the Hα core. Here we explore the possibility of using the 1700 Å images taken by the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA) onboard...

Study of color-octet matrix elements through \(J/\psi \) production in \(e^{+}e^{-}\) annihilation

In this paper, the color-octet long distance matrix elements are studied through the inclusive \(J/\psi \) production in \(e^{+}e^{-}\) annihilation within the framework of non-relativistic QCD factorization. The calculations are up-to next-to-leading order with the radiative and relativistic corrections in the energy region of the B-factory and the near-threshold region of \(4.6...

\(B^*_{s,d} \rightarrow \mu ^+ \mu ^-\) and its impact on \(B_{s,d} \rightarrow \mu ^+ \mu ^-\)

This study investigates \(B^*_{s,d}\rightarrow \mu ^+\mu ^-\) in the dimuon distributions and the hadronic contribution \(B_{s,d}\rightarrow B^*_{s,d}\gamma \rightarrow \mu ^+\mu ^-\). The \(\mu ^+\mu ^-\) decay widths of the vector mesons \(B^*_{s,d}\) are approximately a factor of 700 larger than the corresponding scalar mesons \(B_{s,d}\). The ratio of the branching fractions...

Amygdala Atrophy and Its Functional Disconnection with the Cortico-Striatal-Pallidal-Thalamic Circuit in Major Depressive Disorder in Females

Background Major depressive disorder (MDD) is approximately twice as common in females than males. Furthermore, female patients with MDD tend to manifest comorbid anxiety. Few studies have explored the potential anatomical and functional brain changes associated with MDD in females. Therefore, the purpose of the present study was to investigate the anatomical and functional...

Adaptive Subspace Predictive Control with Time-varying Forgetting Factor

University at Weihai, China. His research interests include model predictive control and industrial process. E-mail: (Corresponding author) Shan-Zhi Xu received his B. Sc. and M. Sc. degrees in control

Proton-Conducting Nanocrystalline Ceramics for High-Temperature Hydrogen Sensing

The proton-conductive doped ceramic materials, including SrCe0.95Tb0.05O3−δ (SCTb), SrCe0.8Zr0.1Y0.1O3−δ (SCZY), and SrZr0.95Y0.05O3−δ (SZY), are synthesized in the forms of nanoparticles and nanocrystalline thin films on sapphire wafers and long-period grating (LPG) fibers. The H2 chemisorption and electrical conductivity of the nanocrystalline SCTb, SCZY, and SZY materials are...

α s v 2 corrections to η c and χ cJ production recoiled with a photon at e + e − colliders

We consider the production of η c and χ cJ states recoiled with a photon up-to \( \mathcal{O}\left({\alpha}_s{v}^2\right) \) at BESIII and B-factories within the frame of NRQCD factorization. With the corrections, we revisit the numerical calculations to the cross sections for η c (nS) and χ cJ (mP ) states. We argue that the search for XY Z states with even charge conjugation...

Long non-coding RNA XIST regulates gastric cancer progression by acting as a molecular sponge of miR-101 to modulate EZH2 expression

Background Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have emerged as critical regulators of tumor progression. However, the role and molecular mechanism of lncRNA XIST in gastric cancer is still unknown. Methods Real-time PCR analysis was performed to measure the expression levels of lncRNA XIST in gastric cancer tissues and cell lines, the correlation between lncRNA XIST expression and...

Ancient DNA Reveals That the Genetic Structure of the Northern Han Chinese Was Shaped Prior to 3,000 Years Ago

The Han Chinese are the largest ethnic group in the world, and their origins, development, and expansion are complex. Many genetic studies have shown that Han Chinese can be divided into two distinct groups: northern Han Chinese and southern Han Chinese. The genetic history of the southern Han Chinese has been well studied. However, the genetic history of the northern Han Chinese...

MiR-362-5p promotes the malignancy of chronic myelocytic leukaemia via down-regulation of GADD45α

Background MicroRNAs (miR, miRNAs) play pivotal roles in numerous physiological and pathophysiological contexts. We investigated whether miR-362-5p act as an oncogene in chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) and aimed to understand its potential underlying mechanisms. Methods We compared the miR-362-5p expression levels between CML and non-CML cell lines, and between fresh blood...

Search for C = + charmonium and XYZ states in e + e − → γ + H at BESIII

Within the framework of nonrelativistic quantum chromodynamics, we study the production of C = + charmonium states H in e + e − → γ + H at BESIII with H = ηc(nS) (n = 1, 2, 3, and 4), χ cJ (nP) (n = 1, 2, and 3), and 1 D 2(nD) (n = 1 and 2). The radiative and relativistic corrections are calculated to next-to-leading order for S and P wave states. We then argue that the search...

Directed Evolution of an LBP/CD14 Inhibitory Peptide and Its Anti-Endotoxin Activity

Background LPS-binding protein (LBP) and its ligand CD14 are located upstream of the signaling pathway for LPS-induced inflammation. Blocking LBP and CD14 binding might prevent LPS-induced inflammation. In previous studies, we obtained a peptide analog (MP12) for the LBP/CD14 binding site and showed that this peptide analog had anti-endotoxin activity. In this study, we used in...

Association between Variant Y402H in Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Susceptibility Gene CFH and Treatment Response of AMD: A Meta-Analysis

Purpose To investigate the association between polymorphism rs1061170 (T1277C, Y402H) in age-related macular degeneration (AMD) susceptibility gene Complement Factor H (CFH) and treatment response of neovascular AMD. Methods We performed a literature-based meta-analysis including 10 published association studies involving 1,510 patients. Treatments included anti-VEGF (bevacizumab...

The evolution of floral deception in Epipactis veratrifolia (Orchidaceae): from indirect defense to pollination

Xiao-Hua Jin 0 Zong-Xin Ren Song-Zhi Xu 0 Hong Wang De-Zhu Li Zheng-Yu Li 0 0 State Key Laboratory of Systematic and Evolutionary Botany, Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences , Beijing

Increased Risk of Developing Digestive Tract Cancer in Subjects Carrying the PLCE1 rs2274223 A>G Polymorphism: Evidence from a Meta-Analysis

Background To date, the association between phospholipase C epsilon 1 (PLCE1) rs2274223 A>G and risk of digestive tract cancer (DTC) remains inconclusive. To derive a more precise estimation of the association, we conducted a meta-analysis on all eligible case–control studies involving 8281 cases and 10,532 controls. Methods A comprehensive search was conducted to identify all...

Activation of the NF-κB pathway as a mechanism of alcohol enhanced progression and metastasis of human hepatocellular carcinoma

Background Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common form of primary liver cancer, is the third leading cause of cancer-related death in human. Alcohol is a known risk factor for HCC. However it is still unclear whether and how alcohol enhances the progression and metastasis of existing HCC. Methods and results We first retrospectively investigated 52 HCC patients (24...

A MAP3k1 SNP Predicts Survival of Gastric Cancer in a Chinese Population

Objectives Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have demonstrated that the single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) MAP3K1 rs889312 is a genetic susceptibility marker significantly associated with a risk of hormone-related tumors such as breast cancer. Considering steroid hormone-mediated signaling pathways have an important role in the progression of gastric cancer, we...

Glutathione S-Transferase M1 Gene Polymorphism and Laryngeal Cancer Risk: A Meta-Analysis

Background and Objectives Studies investigating the association between glutathione S-transferase M1 (GSTM1) gene polymorphism and laryngeal cancer risk have reported conflicting results. The aim of the present study was to conduct a meta-analysis assessing the possible associations of GSTM1 gene polymorphism with laryngeal cancer risk. Methods The relevant studies were...