1. An improved error estimate for Maxwell’s equations with a power-law nonlinear conductivity

    Applied Mathematics Letters 45:93 (2015)

    In this work we investigate a fully discrete finite element method for Maxwell’s equations with a power-law nonlinear conductivity and prove an improved error estimate with O(τ+hmin{1,α}) (α>0) for both time and space discretization, which is a more accurate approximation than the subo...
  2. Cigarette smoking and alcohol consumption among Chinese older adults: do living arrangements matter?

    International Journal of Environmental Research... 12(3):2411 (2015) PMID 25711361 PMCID PMC4377909

    This study used five waves of the Chinese Longitudinal Healthy Longevity Survey to examine the relationship between living arrangements, smoking, and drinking among older adults in China from 1998-2008. We found that living arrangements had strong implications for cigarette smoking and alcohol c...
  3. Cigarette Smoking and Alcohol Consumption among Chinese Older Adults: Do Living Arrangements Matter?

    International Journal of Environmental Research... 12(3):2411 (2015) PMID 25711361

    This study used five waves of the Chinese Longitudinal Healthy Longevity Survey to examine the relationship between living arrangements, smoking, and drinking among older adults in China from 1998-2008. We found that living arrangements had strong implications for cigarette smoking and alcohol c...
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  4. An improved error estimate for Maxwell’s equations with a power-law nonlinear conductivity

    Applied Mathematics Letters (2014)

    In this work we investigate a fully discrete finite element method for Maxwell’s equations with a power-law nonlinear conductivity and prove an improved error estimate with O(τ+hmin{1,α}) (α>0) for both time and space discretization, which is a more accurate approximation than the subo...
  5. Identification of genes involved in indole-3-butyric acid-induced adventitious root formation in nodal cuttings ofCamellia sinensis(L.) by suppression subtractive hybridization

    Gene 514(2):91 (2013)

    The plant hormone auxin plays a key role in adventitious rooting. To increase our understanding of genes involved in adventitious root formation, we identified transcripts differentially expressed in single nodal cuttings of Camellia sinensis treated with or without indole-3-butyric ac...
  6. Identification of genes involved in indole-3-butyric acid-induced adventitious root formation in nodal cuttings of Camellia sinensis (L.) by suppression subtractive hybridization.

    Gene 514(2):91 (2013) PMID 23201417

    The plant hormone auxin plays a key role in adventitious rooting. To increase our understanding of genes involved in adventitious root formation, we identified transcripts differentially expressed in single nodal cuttings of Camellia sinensis treated with or without indole-3-butyric acid (IBA) b...
  7. TGF-b superfamily cytokine MIC-1/GDF15 is a physiological appetite and body weight regulator.

    PLoS ONE 8(2):e55174 (2013) PMID 23468844 PMCID PMC3585300

    The TGF-b superfamily cytokine MIC-1/GDF15 circulates in all humans and when overproduced in cancer leads to anorexia/cachexia, by direct action on brain feeding centres. In these studies we have examined the role of physiologically relevant levels of MIC-1/GDF15 in the regulation of appetite, b...
  8. TGF-b superfamily cytokine MIC-1/GDF15 is a physiological appetite and body weight regulator.

    PLoS ONE 8(2):e55174 (2013) PMID 23468844 PMCID PMC3585300

    The TGF-b superfamily cytokine MIC-1/GDF15 circulates in all humans and when overproduced in cancer leads to anorexia/cachexia, by direct action on brain feeding centres. In these studies we have examined the role of physiologically relevant levels of MIC-1/GDF15 in the regulation of appetite, b...
  9. Intracellular chloride channel protein CLIC1 regulates macrophage function through modulation of phagosomal acidification.

    Journal of Cell Science 125(Pt 22):5479 (2012) PMID 22956539 PMCID PMC3561857

    Intracellular chloride channel protein 1 (CLIC1) is a 241 amino acid protein of the glutathione S transferase fold family with redox- and pH-dependent membrane association and chloride ion channel activity. Whilst CLIC proteins are evolutionarily conserved in Metazoa, indicating an important rol...
  10. Intracellular chloride channel protein CLIC1 regulates macrophage function through modulation of phagosomal acidification.

    Journal of Cell Science 125(Pt 22):5479 (2012) PMID 22956539 PMCID PMC3561857

    Intracellular chloride channel protein 1 (CLIC1) is a 241 amino acid protein of the glutathione S transferase fold family with redox- and pH-dependent membrane association and chloride ion channel activity. Whilst CLIC proteins are evolutionarily conserved in Metazoa, indicating an important rol...
  11. The effect of computer usage in internet café on cigarette smoking and alcohol use among chinese adolescents and youth: a longitudinal study.

    International Journal of Environmental Research... 9(2):496 (2012) PMID 22470305 PMCID PMC3315259

    We used longitudinal data to investigate the relationship between computer use in internet cafés and smoking/drinking behavior among Chinese adolescents and young adults. Data are from two waves of the China Health and Nutrition Survey (2004 and 2006). Fixed effects models were used to examine i...
  12. The effect of computer usage in internet café on cigarette smoking and alcohol use among chinese adolescents and youth: a longitudinal study.

    International Journal of Environmental Research... 9(2):496 (2012) PMID 22470305 PMCID PMC3315259

    We used longitudinal data to investigate the relationship between computer use in internet cafés and smoking/drinking behavior among Chinese adolescents and young adults. Data are from two waves of the China Health and Nutrition Survey (2004 and 2006). Fixed effects models were used to examine i...
  13. Macrophage inhibitory cytokine-1 (MIC-1/GDF15) and mortality in end-stage renal disease.

    Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation 27(1):70 (2012) PMID 21940482

    Elevated macrophage inhibitory cytokine-1 (MIC-1/GDF15) levels in serum mediate anorexia and weight loss in some cancer patients and similarly elevated levels occur in chronic kidney disease (CKD). Serum MIC-1/GDF15 is also elevated in chronic inflammatory diseases and predicts atherosclerotic e...
  14. Macrophage inhibitory cytokine-1 (MIC-1/GDF15) and mortality in end-stage renal disease.

    Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation 27(1):70 (2012) PMID 21940482

    Elevated macrophage inhibitory cytokine-1 (MIC-1/GDF15) levels in serum mediate anorexia and weight loss in some cancer patients and similarly elevated levels occur in chronic kidney disease (CKD). Serum MIC-1/GDF15 is also elevated in chronic inflammatory diseases and predicts atherosclerotic e...
  15. The TGF-β superfamily cytokine, MIC-1/GDF15: a pleotrophic cytokine with roles in inflammation, cancer and metabolism.

    Growth Factors 29(5):187 (2011) PMID 21831009

    Macrophage inhibitory cytokine-1 (MIC-1/GDF15) is associated with cardiovascular disease, inflammation, body weight regulation and cancer. Its serum levels facilitate the diagnosis and prognosis of cancer and vascular disease. Furthermore, its serum levels are a powerful predictor of all-cause m...
  16. The TGF-β superfamily cytokine, MIC-1/GDF15: a pleotrophic cytokine with roles in inflammation, cancer and metabolism.

    Growth Factors 29(5):187 (2011) PMID 21831009

    Macrophage inhibitory cytokine-1 (MIC-1/GDF15) is associated with cardiovascular disease, inflammation, body weight regulation and cancer. Its serum levels facilitate the diagnosis and prognosis of cancer and vascular disease. Furthermore, its serum levels are a powerful predictor of all-cause m...
  17. An improved error estimate for Maxwell’s equations with a power-law nonlinear conductivity

    Applied Mathematics Letters (2011)

    In this work we investigate a fully discrete finite element method for Maxwell’s equations with a power-law nonlinear conductivity and prove an improved error estimate with O(τ+hmin{1,α}) (α>0) for both time and space discretization, which is a more accurate approximation than the subo...
  18. PS1-090 The role of the TGF-βsuperfamily cytokine MIC-1/GDF15 in biology and medicine

    Cytokine 56(1):40 (2011)

  19. An improved error estimate for Maxwell’s equations with a power-law nonlinear conductivity

    Applied Mathematics Letters (2011)

    In this work we investigate a fully discrete finite element method for Maxwell’s equations with a power-law nonlinear conductivity and prove an improved error estimate with O(τ+hmin{1,α}) (α>0) for both time and space discretization, which is a more accurate approximation than the subo...
  20. PS1-090 The role of the TGF-βsuperfamily cytokine MIC-1/GDF15 in biology and medicine

    Cytokine 56(1):40 (2011)