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Fungal communities in ancient peatlands developed from different periods in the Sanjiang Plain, China

Contributions Conceptualization: Chunjie Tian. Data curation: Xue Zhou. Formal analysis: Lei Tian, Jianfeng Zhang. Funding acquisition: Chunjie Tian. Investigation: Zhenqing Zhang, Lina Ma. Methodology

Characterization of Chinese Haemophilus parasuis Isolates by Traditional Serotyping and Molecular Serotyping Methods

Haemophilus parasuis is classified mainly through serotyping, but traditional serotyping always yields non-typable (NT) strains and unreliable results via cross-reactions. Here, we surveyed the serotype prevalence of Chinese H. parasuis isolates using traditional serotyping (gel immuno-diffusion test, GID) and molecular serotyping (multiplex PCR, mPCR). We also investigated why...

Study on Post-Treatment Relapse in HBeAg Positive CHB Patients

Background Many factors are associated with post-treatment relapse in CHB patients, and there are no effective factors to predict relapse. In this study, we investigate the influence factors associated with post-treatment relapse and their predictive value in HBeAg positive CHB (eP-CHB). Methods The factors associated with post-treatment relapse were analyzed firstly by a...

Quality of Life Is Related to Social Support in Elderly Osteoporosis Patients in a Chinese Population

Objective To explore the association between quality of life and social support in elderly osteoporosis patients in a Chinese population. Methods A total of 214 elderly patients who underwent bone mineral density screening were divided into two groups: elderly patients with primary osteoporosis (case group, n = 112) and normal elderly patients (control group, n = 102). Quality of...

Epidemiological Characteristics of Hypertension in the Elderly in Beijing, China

Background/Objectives The prevalence rate of hypertension increases significantly with the aging society, and hypertension is obviously becoming a major health care concern in China. The aim of the study was to explore the epidemiological characteristics of hypertension in the elderly and to provide a basis for the prevention of hypertension. Design 3-cross sectional studies in...

Plasma Biomarker of Dietary Phytosterol Intake

Background Dietary phytosterols, plant sterols structurally similar to cholesterol, reduce intestinal cholesterol absorption and have many other potentially beneficial biological effects in humans. Due to limited information on phytosterol levels in foods, however, it is difficult to quantify habitual dietary phytosterol intake (DPI). Therefore, we sought to identify a plasma...

Contamination of Phthalate Esters (PAEs) in Typical Wastewater-Irrigated Agricultural Soils in Hebei, North China

The Wangyang River (WYR) basin is a typical wastewater irrigation area in Hebei Province, North China. This study investigated the concentration and distribution of six priority phthalate esters (PAEs) in the agricultural soils in this area. Thirty-nine soil samples (0–20 cm) were collected along the WYR to assess the PAE residues in soils. Results showed that PAEs are ubiquitous...

Ginkgolide B Reduces LOX-1 Expression by Inhibiting Akt Phosphorylation and Increasing Sirt1 Expression in Oxidized LDL-Stimulated Human Umbilical Vein Endothelial Cells

Oxidized low-density lipoprotein (ox-LDL) is an important risk factor in the development of atherosclerosis. LOX-1, a lectin-like receptor for ox-LDL, is present primarily on endothelial cells and upregulated by ox-LDL, tumor necrosis factor a, shear stress, and cytokines in atherosclerosis. Recent studies demonstrated that ginkgolide B, a platelet-activating factor receptor...

An Integrated Analysis of miRNA and mRNA Expressions in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancers

Science and Technology of Zhoushan awarded to Professor Yongkui Zhang (20081059), and the Research Fund of Zhoushan Hospital awarded to Dr. Lina Ma, and the National Basic Research Program (973 Program