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  1. Som i et spejl - Hans Egede-receptionen gennem tre hundrede år

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    Kjærgaard, Kathrine

    2008-01-01

    tilbageholdende med at omklamre tidligere norske landsmænd som Hans Egede. Først hen mod slutningen af 1800-tallet begyndte forbeholdene at smelte et efter et. Den definitive omdefinering af den dansk-norske 1700-tals patriot til national dansk kirkefyrste kom med opstillingen 1913 af hans statue ved Marmorkirken...

  2. Geografisk information gennem tiden

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    Sørensen, Esben Munk

    2004-01-01

    At lave kort hænger sammen med et behov for at kommunikere geografisk information. Der har gennem historien altid været en tidstypisk sammenhæng mellem dette behov, den tilgængelige teknologi til formålet og så den pågældende datamodel. Helt tilbage fra den yngste kartografi og til fremtidens brug...... af stedbestemmelse med allestedsnærværende computerkraft - pervasive computing. En udvikling, der understreger, at geografisk information altid tjener samfundet eller et eksplicit behov. Udgivelsesdato: Februar...

  3. Bæredygtig inklusion gennem community dannelse

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    From, Ditte-Marie; Holm, Jesper; Olesen, Birgitte Ravn

    Bæredygtig inklusion gennem community dannelse er et forsknings- og udviklingsprojekt finansieret under Region Sjællands Socialafdeling. Det har som mål at undersøge, om og i givet fald hvordan det er muligt gennem orkestrering af forskellige former for fællesskaber på, mellem og udenfor sociale...

  4. At sige farvel gennem ritualer

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    Sangild Stølen, Karen Marie

    2006-01-01

    Dette projekt undersøger ritualers betydning for pårørende i forlængelse af en nærtsståendes død. Ritualer forstås som en del af den åndelige omsorg i sygeplejen. Fokus er rituelle handlinger i forlængelse af dødsfald på hospice, f.eks. at se afdøde, istandgørelse af afdøde og udsyngning. Metoden...... er hermeneutisk fænomenologisk med fem kvalitative interview med pårørende. Der fremkommer tre overordnede temaer: at sige farvel gennem ritualer, at have tid nok, at vide at der er hjælp. Temaerne diskuteres i lyset af Stifoss- Hansens teori om ritualers betydning og Travelbees eksistentialistiske...... syn på sygepleje samt andre relevante videnskabelige undersøgelser og teorier. Det konkluderes, at pårørende benytter sig af traditionelle og personlige ritualer og at ritualers sociale, psykologiske og åndelige betydnininger væver sig ind i hinanden. Pårørende har individuelle ønsker og behov i...

  5. Bæredygtig inklusion gennem community dannelse

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    From, Ditte-Marie; Holm, Jesper; Olesen, Birgitte Ravn

    Bæredygtig inklusion gennem community dannelse er et forsknings- og udviklingsprojekt finansieret under Region Sjællands Socialafdeling. Det har som mål at undersøge, om og i givet fald hvordan det er muligt gennem orkestrering af forskellige former for fællesskaber på, mellem og udenfor sociale...... andre community lignende tilbud, og endelig reviews af skandinaviske bestræbelser i samme retning...

  6. Inklusion gennem forældresamarbejde

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    Berliner, Peter

    2014-01-01

    Kapitlet belyser, hvordan inklusion kan skabes gennem n decentrering, der i fortsat bevægelse flytter opmærksomheden ud på de omgivelser, som den konkrete pædagogiske prak er indlejret i. Fokus er på forældresamarbejdets betydning for inklusion af alle børn i børnefællesskabet i institutionen og...

  7. Kreative ledere - store ideer gennem 30 år

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    Hermansen, Judy

    2010-01-01

    amerikanske reklamebureauer gennem 30 år. En del forskning peger på, at færre ressourcer (tid og penge), firkantede kreative briefinger og testing, den kreative proces og ikke er befordrende for udviklingen af de helt store, gennembrydende ideer. Praktikernes tidsskrifter bekræfter, at tidspresset er øget og...

  8. Krig i Afghanistan gennem fire årtier

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    Vestenskov, David

    2014-01-01

    I mere en et årti har dansk og international sikkerhedspolitik haft øjnene rettet mod det etnisk og politisk fragmenterede land i Centralasien, og engagement i Afghanistan har på mange måder været skelsættende for dansk militærhistorie. Landet har gennem de seneste fire årtier befundet sig i en...

  9. Takt og Tale og TV-Avis gennem 40 År

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    le Fevre Jakobsen, Bjarne; Ejstrup, Michael

    2011-01-01

    Sproget i DR's tv-aviser har i perioden 1965 til 2011 udviklet sig fra at være oplæst skriftsprog til at indeholde flere af talesprogets kendetegn. Sprognormeringen har gennem alle årene været voldsom. Bogbidraget analyserer sproget i DR's tv-aviser gennem 40 år med nedslag på omtrent samme dato...

  10. Han er her endnu

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    Bonde, Lisbeth

    2012-01-01

    Interview med den kinesiske aktivist og billedkunstner Ai Weiwei, der sad fængslet i 81 dage i 2011. Hans pas er stadig (i februar 2014) inddraget af myndighederne, så han kan ikke forlade landet, selv om han har betalt en bøde på 13 mio. kr. for ”skatteunddragelse”. Både i sin kunst og i sine ma...

  11. HANS STADEN AND THEREAFTER

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    Gandara, Paula

    2014-01-01

    Hans Staden’s book Hans Staden, The True History of His Captivity is responsible for the development and growth of the idea of anthropophagy in Brazil to this day. In this article we will explore its historical and social relations with modern Carnival in Brazil while paying special attention to Mikhail Bakhtin and Roberto da Matta’s theories.

  12. Krebs, Prof. Hans Adolf

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    Krebs, Prof. Hans Adolf Nobel Laureate (Medicine) - 1953. Date of birth: 25 August 1900. Date of death: 22 November 1981. YouTube; Twitter ... Summer Schools. Posted on 21 December 2017. ASTROPHYSICS: An Observational View of the Universe. Math Art and Design: MAD about Math, Math Education and Outreach.

  13. Special issue: Hans Bethe

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    Gottfried, Kurt

    2005-01-01

    "There are a handful of people who soar, whose accompalishments are so off-scale as to nearly defy belief. Hans Bethe (2 July 1906 - 6 March 2005) was of that caliber. As just one measure of his stature, imagine the task of copying his published opus by hand, for that is how he wrote most of it" (2 pages)

  14. Fischer, Prof. Hans

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    Home; Fellowship. Fellow Profile. Elected: 1935 Honorary. Fischer, Prof. Hans Nobel Laureate (Chemistry) - 1930. Date of birth: 27 July 1881. Date of death: 31 March 1945. YouTube; Twitter; Facebook; Blog. Academy News. IAS Logo. Theory Of Evolution. Posted on 23 January 2018. Joint Statement by the Three Science ...

  15. Liepmann, Prof. Hans Wolfgang

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    Home; Fellowship. Fellow Profile. Elected: 1985 Honorary. Liepmann, Prof. Hans Wolfgang. Date of birth: 3 July 1914. Date of death: 24 June 2009. Last known address: Theodore von Karman Professor of, Aeronautics (Emeritus), Graduate Aeronautical Laboratories, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125, ...

  16. Hans Christian Andersen

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    Nørgaard, Jørgen

    2007-01-01

    The Danish author, Hans Christian Andersen, living in the 1800s expressed through his fairy tales and other stories an enthusiasm for the technological breakthroughs in that century with trains, etc. But he also showed great concern for what the natural science did to people by narrowing their mind...... towards rational thinking only. The paper outlines Andersen's remarkable vision about future travelling, etc....

  17. The Hans Tausen drill

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    Johnsen, Sigfus Johann; Dahl-Jensen, Dorthe; Steffensen, Jørgen Peder

    2007-01-01

    of providing drilling capability for these projects, as it had done for the GRIP project. The group decided to further simplify existing deep drill designs for better reliability and ease of handling. The drill design decided upon was successfully tested on Hans Tausen Ice Cap, Peary Land, Greenland, in 1995......In the mid-1990s, excellent results from the GRIP and GISP2 deep drilling projects in Greenland opened up funding for continued ice-coring efforts in Antarctica (EPICA) and Greenland (NorthGRIP). The Glaciology Group of the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, was assigned the task....... The 5.0 m long Hans Tausen (HT) drill was a prototype for the ~11 m long EPICA and NorthGRIP versions of the drill which were mechanically identical to the HT drill except for a much longer core barrel and chips chamber. These drills could deliver up to 4 m long ice cores after some design improvements...

  18. Tribute to Hans Sann

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    2003-01-01

    1945-2003 Hans Sann, an internationally recognized scientist, beloved colleague and friend, died in a tragic car accident, on May 27th, on one of his many travels to CERN. Employed at GSI, in Darmstadt, since 1979, Hans Sann devoted most of his scientific career to the development of large size gas detectors for nuclear and high-energy physics experiments at GSI, CERN and Berkeley. One of his main achievements, among many others, was the famous MUSIC detector, on which several projects at GSI, Berkeley and other research Institutes were based. The innovative results obtained in the study of the fluid-gas transition in nuclear matter would not have been possible without his contribution and the application of the MUSIC detector. A member of the ALICE Collaboration since 1996, Hans was leading two main ALICE sub-programmes, the development of the gas system and the cooling system for the TPC detector. In addition, he was involved in the development of a new technological concept for the resistor chain of the ...

  19. Strategisk fleksibilitet og lean thinking gennem modularitet i produktudvikling og produktion

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    Bjarnø, Ole-Christian

    2004-01-01

    agile delen i produktionsprocesserne, optimerer lean del og agile del hver for sig ud fra deres forskellige rammebetingelser og principielle strukturer og skaber en integration mellem de to dele af produktionsprocessen gennem modulariserede produktplatforme. Vedrørende produktudvikling indledes med de...... strategisk fleksibilitet i lean del og agile del samt i produktudvikling og må derfor opfattes som særlig potente indsatsmidler.......I dette papir er der analyseret aspekter vedrørende strategisk fleksibilitet og en samordnet lean thinking i såvel produktion som produktinnovation. Produktionsprocessen analyseres ud fra det rationale, at der i mange tilfælde vil kunne opnås en samlet performanceforbedring, hvis man identificerer...

  20. Interview Hans Blix

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    2013-01-01

    The Thorium Energy Conference, ThEC13, ran from 27 to 31 October at CERN, addressing the scientific and technical advances offered by thorium – a silvery white metal four times more abundant than uranium in the Earth's crust – in alternative nuclear technologies for energy production and for the destruction of nuclear waste. Conference Chair Egil Lillestol invited Swedish diplomat and politician Hans Blix to talk about "Thorium Nuclear Power and Non-Proliferation". In a career spanning more than 50 years, Blix has been head of the International Atomic Energy Agency and the United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission. During the 1990s, CERN has been pioneering thorium technologies research with experiments instigated by Nobel laureate Carlo Rubbia, testing the basic concepts of a thorium-fuelled reactor driven by a proton accelerator.

  1. Khazanah: Hans Kelsen

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    Atip Latipulhayat

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Hans Kelsen adalah seorang pemikir hukum dunia yang buah pemikirannya bukan saja diperbincangkan di berbagai belahan bumi, tapi juga menjadi salah satu pemikir hukum garda depan (avant garde pada zamannya, bahkan mungkin sampai sekarang. Roscoe Pound yang juga seorang filosof hukum kenamaan memberikan testimoninya sebagai berikut: “...Kelsen was unquestionably the leading jurist of the time. It is said that if the mark of the genius is that he creates a cosmos out of chaos, then Kelsen has evidently earned that title”. Pengakuan Roscoe Pound tentunya bukan tanpa dasar atau sekedar basa-basi, melainkan sebuah testimoni objektif dengan memperhatikan warisan pemikirannya yang tersebar dalam beratus-ratus karya ilmiah yang masih memiliki pengaruh penting sampai saat ini.

  2. Revitalisering af PBL i videregående uddannelser gennem Learning Design

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    Jacob Davidsen

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Gennem de sidste 10 år har større studenteroptag og begrænsede ressourcer på Aalborg Universitet (AAU ledt til flere klassiske forelæsninger, hvilket har resulteret i en udvanding og af de grundlæggende PBL principper. Vi argumenterer for, at en revitalisering af PBL gennem brugen af Learning Designs er en mulighed til at kvalificere den tilgang til læring og uddannelse, som i mere end 40 år har været kendetegn for AAU. Med afsæt i en case fra Kommunikation og Digitale Medier (KDM afdækker vi, hvordan Learning Design kan fungere som et deskriptivt sprog og en form, der kan danne grundlag for udvikling og kvalificering af kurser, undervisnings- og læringsaktiviteter. Indenfor feltet Learning Design spores to retninger: 1 en retning med fokus effektivisering og standardisering af uddannelse og 2 en retning med fokus på udvikling, formgivning og kvalificering af uddannelse. I denne artikel diskuterer vi potentialer og udfordringer ved at konceptualisere PBL forløb som et Learning Design. Abstract Through the last 10 years, increasing numbers of students and a lack of resources at Aalborg University (AAU have resulted in more classical lectures, which have occasioned a watering down and ritualization of the founding principles of PBL. In this paper, we argue that a revitalization of the PBL at AAU could be facilitated through the application of Learning Design. By using a case from Communication and Digital Media (CDM we explore how Learning Design can act as a descriptive language and form, which can support the development of courses, teaching, and learning activities. Within the field of Learning Design two positions can be identified: 1 a position focusing on finding more effect and standard ways of running education, and 2 a position focusing on development and design of education. In this paper we discuss potentials and challenges of conceptualizing PBL as a Learning Design.

  3. "Det man hører, er man selv" - musik og identitet set gennem musikforskningens briller

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    Lars Ole Bonde

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available ”Det man hører, er man selv” er Danmarks Radios P3s yderst velkendte slogan. Det dukkede op i begyndelsen af (2000’erne som opfindsom og populær afspejling af en moderne forståelse af den rolle musik og medieforbrug spiller for den voksne dansker. Denne artikel handler ikke om P3 som musikkanal, men går bag om det populære slogan og undersøger hvordan musik og identitet spiller sammen. Hvilke (musikpsykologiske teorier belyser musikkens rolle i identitetsdannelsen? Hvordan forskes der i emnet, og hvilke resultater kan der peges på? Forskningen dokumenterer bl.a., at musik bruges aktivt af mange mennesker som en ressource til at konstruere selv-identitet og gruppe-identitet, og til at skabe, opretholde og regulere en mangfoldighed af følelser. Denne oversigtsartikel giver via præsentation af udvalgte teorier og konkrete undersøgelser en bred introduktion til emnet og viser, hvordan musikforskere gennem arbejde med interviews, dagbøger og (musikalske selvbiografier samt feltarbejde kan beskrive musik som en ofte meget vigtig brik i identitetsdannelsen.

  4. Hans mening om hendes krop

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    Scheuer, Jann

    2017-01-01

    Bidraget handler om søgninger i danske tekstkorpusser efter 'hendes' hhv. 'hans' + nominal inden for en afstand af to ord. Det er ved hjælp af søgninger i big data undersøgt hvad der knyttes til hende og ham, hvad deres ejendom er: hendes lejlighed o.l. og hvilke attributter de tilskrives hans fi...

  5. Hans Jürman 85 : Hans Jürman: kes ma olen? / Hans Jürman

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    Jürman, Hans, 1923-2014

    2010-01-01

    Hans Jürmani lapsepõlvest, kooliaastatest ning ülikooliajast. Olles hariduselt eesti filoloog on Hans Jürman töötanud ka apteekrina ja õpetajana, kuid suurema osa oma elust raamatukogudes, põhiliselt Tallinna Keskraamatukogus ja Eesti NSV Riiklikus Avalikus Raamatukogus, viimasel ajal tegeleb terminoloogiaga

  6. "... med adelig proces ...". Odense som centralt orienteringspunkt belyst gennem adelige bryllupper og begravelser ca. 1560-1670

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    Per Seesko

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available I denne artikel undersøges Odenses historiske betydning som centralt orienteringspunkt på Fyn gennem en fokus på den fynske adels bryllupper og begravelser i byen i perioden ca. 1560-1670. Der lægges særligt vægt på, hvordan den betydning en udefrakommende gruppe, som den fynske adel, tillagde et centralt orienteringspunkt som Odense, kunne afspejles i dens tilstedeværelse i byens offentlige rum.

  7. The Hazard Notification System (HANS)

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    Snedigar, S. F.; Venezky, D. Y.

    2009-12-01

    The Volcano Hazards Program (VHP) has developed a Hazard Notification System (HANS) for distributing volcanic activity information collected by scientists to airlines, emergency services, and the general public. In the past year, data from HANS have been used by airlines to make decisions about diverting or canceling flights during the eruption of Mount Redoubt. HANS was developed to provide a single system that each of the five U.S. volcano observatories could use for communicating and storing volcanic information about the 160+ potentially active U.S. volcanoes. The data that cover ten tables and nearly 100 fields are now stored in similar formats, and the information can be released in styles requested by our agency partners, such as the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Currently, HANS has about 4500 reports stored; on average, two - three reports are added daily. HANS (at its most basic form) consists of a user interface for entering data into one of many release types (Daily Status Reports, Weekly Updates, Volcano Activity Notifications, etc.); a database holding previous releases as well as observatory information such as email address lists and volcano boilerplates; and a transmission system for formatting releases and sending them out by email or other web related system. The user interface to HANS is completely web based, providing access to our observatory scientists from any online PC. The underlying database stores the observatory information and drives the observatory and program websites' dynamic updates and archived information releases. HANS also runs scripts for generating several different feeds including the program home page Volcano Status Map. Each observatory has the capability of running an instance of HANS. There are currently three instances of HANS and each instance is synchronized to all other instances using a master-slave environment. Information can be entered on any node; slave nodes transmit data to the master node

  8. Hans Tausen. Forskning. Historie. Teologi

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    Dreyer, Rasmus Hoeg Colbjørn

    2010-01-01

    radikaliseringen af den evangeliske bevægelse som sådan. På herredagene i 1530 og 1533 diskuteres spørgsmålet om den rette 'religion'. På sidstnævnte anklages Tausen - qua sine udtalelser i sit skrift mod Poul Helgesen - for at have benægtet Kristi nærvær i nadveren. Efter borgerkrigen 1534-36 indførtes den...... vilkår var han 'reformatorisk', antageligt 'luthersk'. Hvis dette var den samtidige forståelse af den 'reformatoriske' teologi, så er en sådan definition (renset for historiske tilføjelser, jf. første del) også en passende identifikation af Tausens teologiske position i dag....

  9. AHP 28: Review: Critical Han Studies

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    Zhiguo Ye

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available This path-breaking volume is an academic collaboration that emerged out of the "Critical Han Studies Conference and Workshop" at Stanford University in April 2008. Eleven scholars contributed to the question of what it means to be 'Han' in China, both historically and at present. Constituting over ninety percent of China's population, the Han are not only the largest ethnic group in China, but are also one of the largest categories of collective identity in the world. Despite this, the dominant Han group has so far eluded careful scholarly scrutiny, with the Han often referred to as an unmarked majority category in contemporary China. This volume challenges such conventional views by conceptualizing new interdisciplinary approaches to the question of Hanness.

  10. Non-Toxic HAN Monopropellant Propulsion Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Non-toxic monopropellants have been developed that provide better performance than toxic hydrazine. Formulations based on hydroxylammonium nitrate (HAN) have...

  11. A structural query system for Han characters

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    Skala, Matthew

    2016-01-01

    The IDSgrep structural query system for Han character dictionaries is presented. This dictionary search system represents the spatial structure of Han characters using Extended Ideographic Description Sequences (EIDSes), a data model and syntax based on the Unicode IDS concept. It includes a query...... filters to support faster query operations. Experimental results are presented, evaluating the effect of the indexing on query performance....

  12. Kvalitet gennem brugerindflydelse

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    Bengtsson, Steen

    Der tales meget om, at brugerne skal have en mere aktiv rolle i den sociale service. Kommunerne er ansvarlige for det sociale område og har derfor mulighederne for at forsøge sig frem med brugerindflydelse og brugermedvirken. Trods decentraliseringen er der dog stadigvæk et folketing og en...... og amter på fire forskellige sociale områder, Hvor man støttet af indbyrdes samarbejde og konsulenter forsøger sig frem med at give brugerne indflydelse på udformningen af servicen. Og der sker noget. Brugerne har en mening, som undertiden flytter personalet, når dette konfronteres med den. Man...

  13. I flow gennem byen

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    Klausen, Maja

    2010-01-01

    This article discusses the phenomenon of “parkour” and characterises it as a global, urban subculture closely connected to the space of the city and to the use of the digital camera, a mobile technology. The article starts out by framing parkour firstly through its relation to the Situationist...... in its subversive qualities and recontextualising potential, which alternates the way we think of and use the city. Parkour is also analysed through neovitalistic theories represented by Deleuze and Guattari, and Amin and Thrift’s “new urbanism” paradigm. Referring to the concept of new urbanism...

  14. Integration gennem kroppen

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    Bonde, Hans

    2013-01-01

    Den dansk-jødiske idrætsforening Hakoah er et godt eksempel på, at idrætten historisk har fungeret som en arena for integration i det danske samfund.......Den dansk-jødiske idrætsforening Hakoah er et godt eksempel på, at idrætten historisk har fungeret som en arena for integration i det danske samfund....

  15. Aggersborg gennem historien

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    2014-01-01

    The history of Aggersborg from the abandonment of the circular fortress in the late tenth century until the present day, with a focus on the late Viking Age and the Middle Ages......The history of Aggersborg from the abandonment of the circular fortress in the late tenth century until the present day, with a focus on the late Viking Age and the Middle Ages...

  16. På cykel gennem byen

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    Harder, Henrik; Skov-Petersen, Hans; Jacobsen, Jette Bredahl

    2013-01-01

    ’Den grænseløse by’ er temaet for den forskning, der blev udført i Center for Strategisk Byforskning 2004-2012. Denne betegnelse valgte vi for at udfordre vores vante begreber og forestilling om byerne: At der er et centrum, en forstad og et åbent landskab udenom, at en by har sin egen befolkning...

  17. Hans Christian Andersen ja Põhjamaade muinasjutud

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    2005-01-01

    Narva kultuurimajas etendub teater Varius etendus "Jutustan teile oma lugu", mis põhineb Hans Christian Anderseni elulool. Põhjamaade Ministrite Nõukogu esindus Eestis kingib Narva Linnavalitsusele 20 venekeelset Põhjamaade muinasjuttude kogumikku

  18. Hans Kelsen teisės teorija

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    Schambeck, Herbert

    2011-01-01

    Hans Kelsen’s (1881-1973) teaching in law covers studies in such topics as the general theory of law, legal philosophy, the general teaching of law, constitutional, administrative and international law...

  19. Hans ægteskab/hendes ægteskab

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    Bonke, Jens

    Gennem interview med udvalgte børnefamilier er forudsætningerne for og måden økonomiske beslutninger træffes på undersøgt, tillige med spørgsmålet om hvorvidt fordelingen af økonomiske ressourcer i familierne foregår demokratisk, eller om den ene part har større indflydelse end den anden. Et ekse...

  20. Hans Torim - sporditeaduste magister / Juhan Unger

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    Unger, Juhan

    1992-01-01

    8. jaan. 1992 kaitses TPedI kergejõustiku õppetooli dotsent Hans Torim Tartu Ülikooli kehakultuuri teaduskonna magistritööde kaitsmise nõukogus magistritööd "Kiir- ja tõkkejooks : tehnika ja noorte treening"

  1. Euler-Chelpin, Prof. Hans von

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    Euler-Chelpin, Prof. Hans von. Nobel Laureate (Chemistry) - 1929. Date of birth: 15 February 1873. Date of death: 6 November 1964 ... Posted on 21 December 2017. ASTROPHYSICS: An Observational View of the Universe. Math Art and Design: MAD about Math, Math Education and Outreach. Math and Finance ...

  2. Hans Strahl's pioneering studies in comparative placentation

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    Carter, Anthony Michael; Mess, A

    2010-01-01

    Hans Strahl, a contemporary of Duval and Hubrecht, made many important contributions to comparative placentation. Despite this he is not well known and some of his original observations tend to be attributed to later authors. Strahl published a classification of placental types based on their sha...

  3. Hans-Joachim Schlieben , collector extraordinary

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    O. A. Leistner

    1976-11-01

    Full Text Available Hans-Joachim Eberhardt Schlieben was born in Germany in 1902. Between 1930 and 1935 he collected plants in Tanzania and since 1955 in Southern Africa, on Madagascar, the Mascarenes, the Comoro Islands and the Seychelles. Almost 400 of the approximately 13 000 numbers which he has collected have been described as new.

  4. Hans Eysenck (1916-1997): A Tribute.

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    Sternberg, Robert J.

    1997-01-01

    Hans Eysenck, who died in September 1997, was one of the most well-known psychologists in the world. A believer that intelligence is genetically controlled, Eysenck recognized the need for scientific investigation in the study of intelligence and creativity. He was characterized by extraordinary creativity and commitment to his scientific message.…

  5. Obituary: Hans Albrecht Bethe, 1906-2005

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    Wijers, R.

    2007-01-01

    One of the unquestioned giants of physics and astrophysics, Hans Bethe, died on 6 March 2005, at the venerable age of 98, in his home town of Ithaca, New York. Seven decades of contributing to research and a Nobel Prize for his work on stellar hydrogen burning make a listing of his honors

  6. Hans Pöhl - Estlandssvenskarnas hövding = Hans Pöhl - rannarootslaste eestvõitleja / Torkel Jansson

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    Jansson, Torkel, 1947-

    2011-01-01

    Raamatututvustus: Hans Pöhl - Estlandssvenskarnas hövding : en biografi över Hans Pöhl (1876-1930), estlandssvenskarnas främste företrädare och ledare = Hans Pöhl - rannarootslaste eestvõitleja : Hans Pöhli (1876-1930), Eesti rootslaste vaimse liidri ja valgustaja elulugu. (Stockholm ; Tallinn, 2010)

  7. Hans Lepp : ainult tänu kodueestlastele on Eesti olemas / Hans Lepp ; interv. Kalev Vilgats

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    Lepp, Hans, 1950-

    2007-01-01

    Rootsi instituudi praegune kultuurinõunik Hans Lepp töötas esimese kultuuriatasheena taas avatud Rootsi suursaatkonnas. Töötamisest Rootsi instituudis, riigi välispoliitikast, suhetest Venemaaga, aprillisündmustest jm

  8. Hans Teiv : mina sellel kohal igavuse üle ei kurda / Hans Teiv ; interv. Heli Salong

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    Teiv, Hans

    2004-01-01

    Saare maavanema kohusetäitja ja kandidaat Hans Teiv hindab oma võimalusi saada ametisse kinnitatud, räägib oma tegevusest maavalitsuse osakonnajuhataja ja maakonna juhina ning tutvustab Saaremaa arenguvisioone

  9. Om han eller hon eller den

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    Lando, Ole

    2014-01-01

    Ska den som skriver en juridisk text ta hänsyn till att det finns alltfler kvinnliga läsare som tar illa vid sig att så många — och däribland även kvinnor — skriver "han" när de också avser "hon"? Ska man i framtiden gå över till att skriva texter som tar hänsyn till detta genom att t.ex. skriva ...... "hon" eller "han och/eller hon"? Eller ska man använda könsneutrala uttryck som "den" eller "hen"? I artikeln redogör jag för vad EU-lagstiftaren och lagstiftarna i Norden, England, Tyskland och Frankrike har gjort och vad en rad juridiska författare i dessa länder anser om saken....

  10. An interview with Mark G. Hans.

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    Hans, Mark G; Nojima, Matilde da Cunha Gonçalves

    2014-01-01

    It is a great honor to conduct an interview with Professor Mark G. Hans, after following his outstanding work ahead of the Bolton-Brush Growth Study Center and the Department of Orthodontics at the prestigious Case Western Reserve School of Dental Medicine (CWRU) in Cleveland, Ohio. Born in Berea, Ohio, Professor Mark Hans attended Yale University in New Haven, CT, and earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry. Upon graduation, Dr. Hans received his DDS and Masters Degree of Science in Dentistry with specialty certification in Orthodontics at Case Western Reserve University. During his education, Dr. Hans’ Master’s Thesis won the Harry Sicher Award for Best Research by an Orthodontic Student and being granted a Presidential Teaching Fellowship. As one of the youngest doctors ever certified by the American Board of Orthodontics, Dr. Hans continues to maintain his board certification. He has worked through academics on a variety of research interests, that includes the demographics of orthodontic practice, digital radiographic data, dental and craniofacial genetics, as obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, with selected publications in these fields. One of his noteworthy contributions to the orthodontic literature came along with Dr. Donald Enlow on the pages of “Essentials of Facial Growth”, being reference on the study of craniofacial growth and development. Dr. Mark Hans’s academic career is linked to CWRU, recognized as the renowned birthplace of research on craniofacial growth and development, where the classic Bolton-Brush Growth Study was historically set. Today, Dr. Hans is the Director of The Bolton-Brush Growth Study Center, performing, with great skill and dedication, the handling of the larger longitudinal sample of bone growth study. He is Associate Dean for Graduate Studies, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Orthodontics, working in clinical and theoretical activities with students of the Undergraduate Course from the School of

  11. Transforming han: a correlational method for psychology and religion.

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    Oh, Whachul

    2015-06-01

    Han is a destructive feeling in Korea. Although Korea accomplished significant exterior growth, Korean society is still experiencing the dark aspects of transforming han as evidenced by having the highest suicide rate in Asia. Some reasons for this may be the fragmentation between North and South Korea. If we can transform han then it can become constructive. I was challenged to think of possibilities for transforming han internally; this brings me to the correlational method through psychological and religious interpretation. This study is to challenge and encourage many han-ridden people in Korean society. Through the psychological and religious understanding of han, people suffering can positively transform their han. They can relate to han more subjectively, and this means the han-ridden psyche has an innate sacredness of potential to transform.

  12. The philosophy of Hans-Georg Gadamer / Wolfgang Drechsler

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    Drechsler, Wolfgang, 1963-

    1998-01-01

    Rets.rmt.: The philosophy of Hans-Georg Gadamer : a review of the philosophy of Hans-Georg Gadamer / Lewis Edwin Hahn, ed. Chicago and La Salle, IL: Open Court, 1997. (The Library of Living Philosophers, vol. XXIV)

  13. Rannarootslaste suurmees Hans Pöhl / Olev Liivik

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    Liivik, Olev, 1975-

    2011-01-01

    Arvustus: Estlandssvenskarnas hövding. En biografi över Hans Pöhl (1876-1930), estlandssvenskarnas främste företrädare och ledare = Hans Pöhl - rannarootslaste eestvõileja : Hans Pöhl (1876-1930), Eesti rootslaste vaimse liidri ja valgustaja elulugu. Stockholm, 2010

  14. Hans Kruusi seotusest kodu-uurimisliikumisega / Eva Maaring

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    Maaring, Eva

    2011-01-01

    Uks kodu-uurimise valdkonda paotus Hans Kruusile Tartu Õpetajate Seminaris õppides 1910. aastal. 1920. aastatel elavnes Tartus teaduslik kodu-uurimine, hakkasid ilmuma koguteosed. Ajaloolasena oli nendes oma osa H. Kruusil. 1958. aastal sai Hans Kruusist Eesti NSV TA juures tegutseva kodu-uurimise komisjoni esimees. Hans Kruusi tabavaid ütlusi

  15. Tülikas meediademokraat Hans H. Luik / Hans H Luik ; interv. Jaanika Merilo

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    Luik, Hans H., 1961-

    2006-01-01

    Ekspress Grupi omanik ja nõukogu liige Hans H. Luik vastab küsimustele, mis puudutavad Ekspress Grupi võimlikku börsile minekut, meediaportfelli laiendamist ning tema vastu suunatuid rünnakuid. Skeem: Ekspress Grupp. Tabelid: Eesti Ekspressi majandusnäitajad; Ekspress Grupi majandusnäitajad. Kommenteerivad: Tuomas Siltala, Karoly Kirber, Lauri Lind ja Peeter Koppel

  16. Mathematics Ab Ovo: Hans Driesch and Entwicklungsmechanik.

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    Priven, Silvia Waisse; Alfonso-Goldfarb, Ana M

    2009-01-01

    One of the factors leading to the creation of embryology as a modern discipline at the end of the 19th century was Wilhelm Roux's formulation of the program of Entwicklungsmechanik (developmental mechanics). A look into the work of Hans Driesch, an equal contributor to developmental mechanics, may shed further light on this process. For Roux, developmental mechanics was an anatomical science, but for Driesch it was associated with a mathematical and physical approach to the natural world. Likewise, Roux used the concept of mechanics as an analogy, but Driesch used it literally. Driesch's generation had been trained in a pedagogic context that emphasized mathematics and physics, which may explain why he went a step further than Roux to state that a true "mechanics" of development required the reduction of morphogenetic problems to the known laws of physics. It is argued here that this difference in background is behind the enthusiastic adoption and further development of Roux's program by Driesch's generation, a generation that conceived Entwicklungsmechanik to be the reduction of embryological processes to "the laws of matter in motion." This same mathematical and physical mindset would underscore Driesch's later construction of entelechy as a regulating factor in embryogenesis, through mathematical analysis grounded on the notion of mathematical functions.

  17. [Hans Jonas: Nature Conservation, Conservation of Life].

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    Burgui Burgui, Mario

    2015-01-01

    This article discusses three of the problems that the German philosopher Hans Jonas studied. The first one addresses the need for a specific ethic dedicated to the moral dimension of environmental problems, from a different perspective to the traditional. The second problem is crucial in the discussion on environmental ethics: the value of the nature. Does the nature have an intrinsic value or an instrumental value only (to satisfy the interests of the human being)? The thesis of Jonas, which claimed that nature is a good in itself, were further elaborated here. And the third problem is the derivation of moral norms and the role of man in this ethic that recognizes a good in itself in nature. According to Jonas, the human being is not diminished by recognizing the intrinsic value of nature, since the man's uniqueness and value are unquestionable. From these three central issues, the paper highlights the importance of seeking the links between bioethics and environmental ethics to address the current environmental, social and economic crisis.

  18. Obituary: Hans Albrecht Bethe, 1906-2005

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    Wijers, Ralph

    2007-12-01

    One of the unquestioned giants of physics and astrophysics, Hans Bethe, died on 6 March 2005, at the venerable age of 98, in his home town of Ithaca, New York. Seven decades of contributing to research and a Nobel Prize for his work on stellar hydrogen burning make a listing of his honors superfluous (besides being impossible in this space). Bethe was born in Strassburg, in then German Alsass Lothringen, on 2 July 1906. His father, Albrecht Julius Bethe (1872-1954), taught physiology at the University, and his mother, Anna Kuhn (1876-1966), was a musician and writer. Both his grandfathers were physicians. He spent his youth in Strassburg, Kiel, and Frankfurt, and some time in sanatoria due to tuberculosis. Hans's first scientific paper, at age 18, was with his father and a colleague, on dialysis. His education and early career in Germany brought him into contact with many top stars in the quantum revolution. Starting in Frankfurt in chemistry, Bethe soon switched to physics, taught there by Walter Gerlach and Karl Meissner, among others. In 1926, he successfully applied to join Arnold Sommerfeld's group in Munich, where he met one of his later long-term collaborators, Rudolf Peierls. Bethe considered his entry into physics to have come at an ideal time, with the new ideas of wave mechanics being developed and discussed right there; it was certainly also at an ideal place. His doctoral thesis was on the theory of electron diffraction by crystals, following the experimental work by Clinton Davisson and Lester Germer and the work on X-ray diffraction by Max von Laue and Paul Ewald. The newly minted doctor went from there briefly to Frankfurt and then to Ewald in Stuttgart, where he felt at home academically and personally. In 1939, Bethe would marry Ewald's daughter Rose. Not much later, though, Sommerfeld recalled him to Munich, where Sommerfeld created a Privatdozent position for him. There he worked out the solution for a linear chain of coupled spins by what we

  19. Hans Kelsen and the Austrian Constitutional Court (1918-1929)

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    Sara Lagi

    2012-01-01

      This article intends to examine Hans Kelsen's contribution to the establishing of the first Austrian Constitutional court, analyzing the key differences between Kelsen's model of Constitutional court...

  20. Hans Kelsen: pensador político

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    Sara Lagi

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Hasta la publicación de Sobre la esencia y el valor de la democracia, Hans Kelsen era solo conocido como experto en derecho público. El valor de este artículo de Lagi radica en rescatar de la obra kelseniana un aspecto casi por completo olvidado por la crítica, a saber, sus análisis sobre el significado y las características de la democracia parlamentaria en los Estados modernos. Se aborda la cuestión no solo desde el debate teórico sino también desde su contexto histórico¿político. La teoría política de Kelsen es considerada una parte integral de su doctrina central, presentada en Teoría pura del derecho, su obra más conspicua. Un análisis del trabajo sobre la esencia y el valor de la democracia nos restituye la imagen de un Kelsen como original pensador político. Se analizan las dos ediciones de Sobre la esencia y el valor de la democracia (1920¿1929 con estos propósitos: comprender por qué decidió dedicarse a la teoría de la democracia un teórico que rigurosamente defendió la separación de la esfera jurídica respecto de la historia, la filosofía y la política; y por qué no se limitó a explicar la esencia de la democracia sino que decidió concentrarse en clarificar qué se entiende por valor de la democracia.

  1. Integration gennem voksen- og efteruddannelse

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    Geiger, Tinne; Lund, Karen

    I de nordiske lande står en relativt stor andel af indvandrere og efterkommere uden for arbejdsmarkedet. Højkonjunkturen, der varede frem til omkring 2008, gav indvandrere bedre muligheder for at komme ind på arbejdsmarkedet. Voksen- og efteruddannelse kan være et redskab til at støtte den proces...

  2. Integration gennem voksen- og efteruddannelse

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    Wahlgren, Bjarne; Lund, Karen; Geiger, Tinne

    I de nordiske lande står en relativt stor andel af indvandrere og efterkommere uden for arbejdsmarkedet. Højkonjunkturen, der varede frem til omkring 2008, gav indvandrere bedre muligheder for at komme ind på arbejdsmarkedet. Voksen- og efteruddannelse kunne være et godt redskab til at støtte den...

  3. Forbedret konkurrenceevne gennem forbedret produktivitet

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    Christiansen, Thomas Bøhm

    2004-01-01

    Dansk møbelindustri har en eksport på ca. 16 mia. kroner om året ud af en omsætning på ca. 19 mia. kr. Derfor kan branchen ikke se bort fra effekterne af globaliseringen, herunder adgangen til lavtlønsproduktion i Østeuropa og Asien. I takt med, at branchens konkurrenceevne måske synes at blive...

  4. Styrket feedback gennem studerendes selvevaluering

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    Andersen, Lars Bo

    2016-01-01

    Studerende er ofte utilfredse med såvel kvaliteten som kvantiteten af feedback på skriftligt arbejde. Ligeledes kan det som underviser være svært at afgive feedback, der tager udgangspunkt i de studerendes respektive læringssituationer, hvis man ikke har andet afsæt end opgavetekster. Denne artikel...... beskriver derfor to eksperimenter med brug af selvevaluering som kvalificerende mellemled i ekstern feedback på skriveøvelser. Eksperimenternes formål er at styrke den formative læring ved skriftligt arbejde. I det første eksperiment bestod feedbacken af underviser-feedback, mens det andet eksperiment...... indebar peer-feedback og fælles feedback. I begge tilfælde blev selvevalueringen foretaget med udgangspunkt i en kriteriebaseret retteguide. Eksperimenterne medførte, at den eksterne feedback blev målrettet og kvalificeret i forhold til den enkelte studerende, mens selve skriveprocessen mod forventning...

  5. Forbedret SCM gennem koordineret lagerstyring

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    Larsen, Christian; Thorstenson, Anders

    2009-01-01

    Effektiv lagerstyring er en vigtig del af god supply chain management (SCM). At opnå en sådan lagerstyring er imidlertid ikke en triviel opgave. Det kræver indsigt i virkemåden af flertrins (engelsk: multi-echelon, multi-level eller multi-stage) lagersystemer med usikker fremtidig efterspørgsel...

  6. Hans-Georg Gadamer, Language, and Intercultural Communication.

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    Roy, Abhik; Starosta, William J.

    2001-01-01

    Shows how Hans-Georg Gadamer's critical hermeneutics can be applied to intercultural communication. Suggests that by incorporating the philosophies of Hans-Georg Gadamer, intercultural communication scholars will be able to bring a fresh perspective to guide their theory, research, and practice. (Author/VWL)

  7. Estlandse uithaal naar oud-ambassadeur / Hans Jacobs

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    Jacobs, Hans

    2008-01-01

    Hollandi ajakirjanikud küsisid president Toomas Hendrik Ilveselt arvamust endise Hollandi suursaadiku Hans Glaubitzi tagakiusamise kohta. Eestis visiidil olnud Hollandi kuninganna Beatrix'i ja president Toomas Hendrik Ilvese kohtumisest

  8. Children and Moods in Hans Christian Andersen's Travel Books

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    Jensen, Lars Bo

    2008-01-01

    A categorization of moods, atmospheres and motifs connected with the children in Hans Christian Andersen’s five travel books (1831-1868). Surprisingly, death and darkness and, on the other side, eroticism and (red) light are the dominant two categories.......A categorization of moods, atmospheres and motifs connected with the children in Hans Christian Andersen’s five travel books (1831-1868). Surprisingly, death and darkness and, on the other side, eroticism and (red) light are the dominant two categories....

  9. På dynamikken fik han skik - og Abelprisen til Sinai gik

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    Hansen, Vagn Lundsgaard; Hjorth, Poul G.

    2014-01-01

    Den ypperste matematiske anerkendelse, Abelprisen, er i år uddelt til den russiske matematiker Yakov Sinai. Vagn Lundsgaard Hansen og Poul G. Hjorth fortæller her om prismodtageren og hans arbejde.......Den ypperste matematiske anerkendelse, Abelprisen, er i år uddelt til den russiske matematiker Yakov Sinai. Vagn Lundsgaard Hansen og Poul G. Hjorth fortæller her om prismodtageren og hans arbejde....

  10. In memoriam Hans Jürgen Eysenck (1916-1997)

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    Andrés Pueyo, Antonio

    1997-01-01

    El pasado día 4 de septiembre moría en Londres Hans Jürgen Eysenck, víctima de una rápida enfermedad que ha hecho desaparecer a una de las más grandes figuras de la psicología contemporánea.Hans Eysenck vivió en 'un tiempo muy interesante', como él mismo ha considerado en su autobiografía.

  11. Profanum et Promissio : het begrip wereld in de missionaire ecclesiologieën van Hans Hoekendijk, Hans Jochen Margull en Ernst Lange

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    Petter, Frank Anthonie

    2002-01-01

    Profanum et Promissio The concept of ‘world’ in the missionary ecclesiologies of Hans Hoekendijk, Hans Jochen Margull and Ernst Lange. This study deals with the concept of ‘world’ in the missionary ecclesiologies of Hans Hoekendijk (1912-1975), Hans Jochen Margull (1925-1982) and Ernst Lange

  12. PENERAPAN TEORI HANS KELSEN DALAM TERTIB HUKUM INDONESIA

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    Muhtadi Muhtadi

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Tujuan penelitian ini adalah untuk mengetahui bagaimana pengaturan susunan dan tertib hukum Indonesia dalam hirarki norma berdasarkan Stufenbautheorie Hans Kelsen. Metode penelitian yang digunakan adalah doctrinal research dengan menggunakan data sekunder yang diperoleh melalui studi pustaka. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa pilihan hukum susunan norma hukum Indonesia berdasarkan teori Hans Kelsen adalah berjenjang dan berlapis-lapis, dari norma hukum lapisan terendah yang operatif-konkret-individual berjenjang dan bersumber pada norma hukum general-abstract berpuncak dalam pandangan dan cita hukum yang menjadi staatsnorm atau staatsfundamentalnorm, yaitu berpuncak pada Pancasila sebagai cita hukum.

  13. Die Rezeption von Hans Stadens "Wahrhaftige Historia" und ihre Ikonographie

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    Obermeier, Franz

    1999-01-01

    O autor faz nova e rica pesquisa sobre a recepção do relato de Hans Staden e sua iconograa naquela época, bestseller então e agora. Cita as duas lmagens sobre a sua vida e as telas de Cândido Portinari e recomenda que se veja a obra de Staden não só como análise ilustrada de um viajante e sim como descoberta da identidade do autor. The author did a new and profound research about Hans Staden's book and iconography, a bestseller then and now. He mentions the two motion p...

  14. Hans Stadens Wahrhafftige Historia 1557 und die Literatur der Zeit

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    Obermeier, Franz

    2002-01-01

    Der deutsche Brasilienreisende Hans Staden von Homberg (ca. 1525-nach 1558) hat seinen Bericht über zwei Brasilienreisen in den Jahren 1548-1549 und 1550-1555, erstmals 1557 unter dem Titel Warhaftige//Historia und beschreibung eyner Landt//schafft der Wilden/Nacketen/Grimmigen Menschenfresser//Leuthen/in der Newenwelt America gelegen in Marburg veröffentlicht. Das Buch wurde durch zahlreiche Neuauflagen bis heute zu dem wohl bekanntesten frühen Reisebuch über Amerika. Hans Stadens Wahrhaftig...

  15. "Reinhart Koselleck / Hans-Georg Gadamer (Hrsg.): Historik, Sprache und Hermeneutik – Eine Rede und eine Antwort. Herausgegeben zum 100. Geburtstag von Hans-Georg Gadamer. Mit einem Nachwort von Hans-Peter Schütt."

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    Arnswald, Ulrich [Rez.

    2001-01-01

    Besprechung "Reinhart Koselleck / Hans-Georg Gadamer (Hrsg.): Historik, Sprache und Hermeneutik – Eine Rede und eine Antwort. Herausgegeben zum 100. Geburtstag von Hans-Georg Gadamer. Mit einem Nachwort von Hans-Peter Schütt."

  16. Design is an Attitude

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    Eriksen, Kaare Riise

    2005-01-01

    Arttiklen beskriver den mexicanske designer Rafael Davidsons arbejder gennem en menneskealder, samt hans visioner for mexicansk design i fremtiden.......Arttiklen beskriver den mexicanske designer Rafael Davidsons arbejder gennem en menneskealder, samt hans visioner for mexicansk design i fremtiden....

  17. Insights from Hans Achterhuis Applied to the Violence on LGBT ...

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    There are many reasons for violence. Like an approaching thunderstorm is a clear indication of possible lightning to follow so the current world conditions is conducive for violence. Violence is inevitable and immanent in what Hans Achterhuis refers to as the 'violent times we live in'. It is however impossible to predict where ...

  18. Fem Reformationsskrifter trykt af Hans Vingaard i Viborg 1528 - 1530

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    Balslev-Clausen, Peter

    1987-01-01

    Kirkehistorisk efterskrift til: Nicolaus Herman: Et ynkeligt Klagemaal. 1528 Hans Tausen: Svar til biskoppen af Odense's Sendebrev. 1529 Joh. Toltz: En liden Indgang i Skriften. Oversat af Peder Borgsmed. 1530 Martin Luther: Tvende Beslutninger om Ægteskab. Oversat af Jørgen Jensen Sadolin. 1530...

  19. ENSAYO: QUÉ HACER CUANDO TODOS LOS PERIODISTAS SE HAN IDO

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    David Lara Ramos

    2015-01-01

    Este ensayo orienta su interés hacia la relevancia del relato periodístico del conflicto desde adentro de la historia, centrada en quienes la han vivido y contada por el periodista a partir del diálogo interior que le genera su interlocución con los protagonistas.

  20. Our Hitler - A Film by Hans-Jürgen Syberberg

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    Elsaesser, T.; Machtans, K.; Ruehl, M.A.

    2012-01-01

    A good deal of the interest aroused by the so-called New German Cinema in the 1970s and 1980s was generated by the impression - as well as the expectation - that the films of Werner Herzog, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Hans-Jürgen Syberberg, Wim Wenders, and others were not just another European new

  1. Macrofungi of Nallıhan (Ankara) District

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    ÖZTÜRK, Celaleddin; Pamukçu, Dilek; Aktaş, Sinan

    2017-01-01

    107 macrofungi samples were collected from differentlocalities of the Nallıhan (Ankara) District between May 2003 and June 2006,which were suitable for the growth of macrofungi. As a result of the field andlaboratory studies, 68 species belong to Ascomycota and Basidiomycota divisonwere identified. All of these species are new records for the region. 

  2. Hans Thomann en Christian Caburet: een spannende combinatie

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    Stigter, S.

    1995-01-01

    Naast Picasso en Brancusi is ook werk van Hans Thomann (1957 Uzwil, Zwitserland) te zien op de tentoonstelling 'Betonskulptur im 20. Jahrhundert' in Düsseldorf. In Amsterdam is zijn werk nu ook te bezichtigen, samen met recente schilderijen van Caburet. Galerie BMB toont wandsculpturen uit

  3. Olulised valimised / Hans-Gert Pöttering

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    Pöttering, Hans-Gert, 1945-

    2009-01-01

    Euroopa Parlamendi presidendi Hans-Gert Pötteringi sõnul annavad europarlamendi valimised võimaluse näidata EL vajalikkust ja demonstreerida Euroopa Parlamendi töö praktilist tähtsust meie igapäevaelus

  4. Steve Jobs, Ameerika Hans H. Luik / Kertu Ruus

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    Ruus, Kertu, 1977-

    2007-01-01

    Autor võrdleb Apple'i asutajat ja juhti Steve Jobsi Eesti meediaärimehe Hans H. Luigega. Vt. samas: Jobs: ärge raisake aega teiste elu elamisele; Forbes: iPhone'ist saab Apple'i suur hitt; CV: Steven Paul Jobs. Diagramm: Apple'i aktsia

  5. Homage to Professor Hans-Åke Gustafsson

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    2010-01-01

    It was with deep sadness that we learned of the death of Professor Hans-Åke Gustafsson, an internationally recognized scientist, beloved colleague and friend. He passed away on Wednesday January 13th at the Lund University Hospital, surrounded by his loved ones, after a short battle against cancer. This is a great loss for all of us in ALICE and the whole heavy ion community. Hans-Åke, Professor at Lund University, was one of the pioneers of heavy ion physics with relativistic beams since its very beginning. He started his research at CERN, as a fellow at the ISOLDE ion beam facility, and immediately after, in the early 1980 joined the Plastic Ball collaboration at the Bevalac. One of the seminal papers of the field on the discovery of collective flow in relativistic nuclear collisions, co-authored by Hans-Åke, Hans Gutbrod and colleagues, stems from this period. From that point on he was always at the forefront of research with relativistic nuclear beams, being for three de...

  6. Language, Literacy, and Nationalism: Taiwan's Orthographic Transition from the Perspective of Han Sphere

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    Chiung, Wi-vun Taiffalo

    2007-01-01

    The Han sphere, including Vietnam, Korea, Japan, Taiwan and China, adopted Han characters and classical Han writing as the official written language before the 20th century. However, great changes came with the advent of the 20th century. After World War II, Han characters in Vietnam and Korea were officially replaced by the romanised "Chu…

  7. Little Hans in the history of child analysis.

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    Young-Bruehl, Elisabeth

    2007-01-01

    This article places the Little Hans case in the history of child analysis by considering Anna Freud's reflections on the case at various moments in that history and the way in which she took the case as a touchstone while she developed child analysis in directions the case did not point: beyond the infantile neurosis. Her direction is contrasted briefly with Melanie Klein's and the relative lack of attention to adolescent analysis in Freud's work and in Klein's is noted. In a brief biographical sketch of Little Hans in his adolescence, constructed from interview material in the Sigmund Freud Archive, the question is taken up of how an infantile neurosis, even if more or less cured, can suffuse an adolescent character consolidation process.

  8. Han Mural Tombs: Reflection of Correlative Cosmology through Mural Paintings

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    Nataša Vampelj Suhadolnik

    2011-12-01

    cosmologic concepts in the iconographic design of Han mural paintings. A thorough analysis of the iconographic design of murals shows that they possessed not only a decorative function, but together with the architectural structure and other burial objects reflected the entire cosmic image. The analysis of tomb paintings reveals a developed correlative cosmology yin-yang wuxing which manifests its concrete image in symbolic codes of individual iconographic motifs. The article first displays a general review of tombs with murals, and then focuses on depictions in Han tomb murals, discussing representation of the images of celestial bodies, the symbolic polarity of the cosmical forces yin and yang, the symbolism of the four directions and the four seasons and the symbolic circling of the five xings.

  9. Hans Christian Ørsted reading nature's mind

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    Christensen, Dan Charly

    2013-01-01

    Hans Christian Orsted (1777-1851) is of great importance as a scientist and philosopher far beyond the borders of Denmark and his own time. At the centre of an international network of scholars, he was instrumental in founding the world picture of modern physics. Orsted was the physicist who brought Kant's metaphysics to fruition. In 1820 his discovery of electro-magnetism, a phenomenon that could not possibly exist according to his adversaries, changed the course of research in physics. It inspired Michael Faraday's experiments and discovery of the adverse effect, magneto-electric induction. The two physical phenomena were later described in mathematical equations by J.C. Maxwell. Together these discoveries constitute the prerequisites for the overwhelming development of modern technology. But Orsted was also one of the cultural leaders and organizers of the Danish Golden Age (together with Grundtvig, Kierkegaard, and Hans-Christian Andersen, his protege), and made significant contributions to aesthetics, ph...

  10. Hans Bethe's Contributions to Solid-State Physics

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    Mermin, N. David; Ashcroft, Neil W.

    Hans Bethe's doctoral research was primarily in solid-state physics. During the late 1920's and early 1930's he played a major role in developing the new quantum theory of solids. Though nuclear physics became his main interest in the mid 1930's, he continued to write papers in solid-state physics into the late 1940's, and remained interested in the subject all his life.

  11. [Genetic polymorphisms of 19 STR loci in Shandong Han population].

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    Zhang, Mao-Xiui; Han, Shu-Yi; Gao, Hong-Mei; Sun, Shan-Hui; Xiao, Dong-Jie; Liu, Yang; Wang, Yun-Shan

    2013-12-01

    To investigate the genetic polymorphisms of 19 STR Loci in Shandong Han population in order to provide the genetic data for paternity testing. The genotypes of 205 unrelated individuals in Shandong Han population were typed by Goldeneye 20A kit to get the allele frequencies and population genetic parameters of 19 STR loci. Four kits, Identifiler kit, SinoFiler kit, PowerPlex 16 kit, and Goldeneye 20A kit, were compared with each other and used in the analysis of a special paternity test case. The population genetic parameters of 19 STR loci in Shandong Han Population were obtained. The cumulative discrimination power (CDP) and cumulative probability of exclusion (CPE) ranked from high to low were Goldeneye 20A kit, SinoFiler kit, PowerPlex 16 kit and Identifiler kit, respectively. As duo case, the result of the real case showed that Identifiler kit had no excluding loci, and none of the SinoFiler kit, PowerPlex 16 kit or Goldeneye 20A kit could exclude fatherhood. Compared with Identifiler kit, SinoFiler kit, and PowerPlex 16 kit, Goldeneye 20A kit shows the higher efficiency than the others, but is not completely satisfied for duo cases.

  12. CROSS SECTIONAL STUDY OF NUTRITIONAL STATUS IN OLDER HAN WOMEN.

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    Jun, Tao; Yuan, Zhong

    2016-01-01

    Abstract. Malnutrition is one of the most prevalent problems in older people, but there is little information about the nutritional status of the older women in China. Therefore, this study was conducted to investigate the nutritional status and clinically correlated factors for malnutrition in older Han women in China. In total, 2,556 hospital- and community-based Han women aged 60 years or older were recruited between May 2007 and December 2014. All women completed comprehensive geriatric assessment, and the Mini Nutritional Assessment Short Form (MNA-SF) was used to assess the nutritional status. The clinically corre- lated factors for malnutrition were also analyzed, including social factors, health status, and dietary behavior. The average age of these women was 75.9 ± 9.4 years, and 63.8% women lived in urban areas. Of the total respondents, 344 and 716 women were classified as malnutrition and at risk of malnutrition, respectively. Five factors were independently and positively correlated with poor nutrition, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), gastrointestinal disease, depression, cognitive impairment, and comorbidity (≥ 2). Three factors were independently and negatively correlated with poor nutrition, including economic status, meat intake, and fish intake. The older Han women with these five health problems should be given more attention with regards to their nutritional status. Improving economic status, eating more meat and fish were recommended for preventing poor nutrition in older women.

  13. The social novel by Hans Fallada Little man, what now?

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    Although the novel by Hans Fallada (born as Rudolf Ditzen, 1893-1947) Little Man, What Now? (Kleiner Mann, was nun?) was published more than eighty years ago (1932), it was only translated to Serbian in 2015. It can be regarded both as a belated reaction or publication in the right moment - both would be correct. The novel has also regained attention in Germany, and the unabridged edition was published in 2016. Little Man, What Now? is the novel on a little man in the Weimar Republic and depi...

  14. Jean Calvin (1509-1564) - i 500-året for hans fødsel

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    2010-01-01

    Artiklen er en introduktion til Calvins liv og tankeverden i anledning af 500-året for hans fødsel. Udgangspunkt er hans selvforståelse, som den kommer til udtryk i hans Salmekommentar og den forståelse af Salmerne som en sjælens "anatomi" og en vejledning til bøn, som står ved roden af hans...

  15. Complete blood count reference intervals for healthy Han Chinese adults.

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    Full Text Available Complete blood count (CBC reference intervals are important to diagnose diseases, screen blood donors, and assess overall health. However, current reference intervals established by older instruments and technologies and those from American and European populations are not suitable for Chinese samples due to ethnic, dietary, and lifestyle differences. The aim of this multicenter collaborative study was to establish CBC reference intervals for healthy Han Chinese adults.A total of 4,642 healthy individuals (2,136 males and 2,506 females were recruited from six clinical centers in China (Shenyang, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, and Xi'an. Blood samples collected in K2EDTA anticoagulant tubes were analyzed. Analysis of variance was performed to determine differences in consensus intervals according to the use of data from the combined sample and selected samples.Median and mean platelet counts from the Chengdu center were significantly lower than those from other centers. Red blood cell count (RBC, hemoglobin (HGB, and hematocrit (HCT values were higher in males than in females at all ages. Other CBC parameters showed no significant instrument-, region-, age-, or sex-dependent difference. Thalassemia carriers were found to affect the lower or upper limit of different RBC profiles.We were able to establish consensus intervals for CBC parameters in healthy Han Chinese adults. RBC, HGB, and HCT intervals were established for each sex. The reference interval for platelets for the Chengdu center should be established independently.

  16. Clinical predictors of familial depression in Han Chinese women.

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    Wang, Lina; Qiao, Dongdong; Li, Yihan; Wang, Liwei; Ren, Jianer; He, Kangmei; Sun, Jing; Wang, Zhoubing; Tian, Tian; Chen, Ce; Yang, Lei; Hu, Jian; Deng, Hong; Wang, Qian; Li, Keqing; Han, Jiyang; Rong, Han; Gan, Zhaoyu; Yang, Hong; Zhou, Pingliang; Pan, Jiyang; Zhou, Cong; Cui, Yanping; Song, Libo; Zhu, Yuzhang; Li, Ying; Wang, Xueyi; Ye, Lanxian; Liang, Wei; Chen, Yunchun; Tang, Qingjun; Guan, Jing; Shi, Shenxun; Kendler, Kenneth S; Flint, Jonathan; Liu, Lanfen

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    A number of clinical features potentially reflect an individual's familial vulnerability to major depression (MD), including early age at onset, recurrence, impairment, episode duration, and the number and pattern of depressive symptoms. However, these results are drawn from studies that have exclusively examined individuals from a European ethnic background. We investigated which clinical features of depressive illness index familial vulnerability in Han Chinese females with MD. We used lifetime MD and associated clinical features assessed at personal interview in 1,970 Han Chinese women with DSM-IV MD between 30-60 years of age. Odds Ratios were calculated by logistic regression. Individuals with a high familial risk for MD are characterized by severe episodes of MD without known precipitants (such as stress life events) and are less likely to feel irritable/angry or anxious/nervous. The association between family history of MD and the lack of a precipitating stressor, traditionally a characteristic of endogenous or biological depression, may reflect the association seen in other samples between recurrent MD and a positive family history. The symptomatic associations we have seen may reflect a familial predisposition to other dimensions of psychopathology, such as externalizing disorders or anxiety states. © 2011 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

  17. Hans Jonas: The Principle Responsability, Limits of Research (? and Nanotechnologies

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    Patricia Santos Martins

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    Full Text Available The study intends to carry out the reading of the responsibility principle and the new ethical model narrated by Hans Jones to nanotechnology context. Study the historical context of political and economic development and the interrelations with technological development, visiting the transformation of homo sapiens - homo faber - homo tecnologicus. Check if operating at the nanoscale, comprised in the billionth of meter, has elements that may indicate possible damage that might compromise or offer risks to the exercise of rights for future generations. Therefore, we intend to find points of convergence between the management of the potential risks of nanotechnologies and the new ethical model proposed by Hans Jonas in his work "The principle responsibility test an ethics for technological civilization". The study sheds bases in the work cited as theoretical foundation for the study and is based on the notion of risk proposed by Niklas Luhmann, and uses the method of literature refers to these works as well as published articles involving the topics covered.

  18. Combining the Hanning windowed interpolated FFT in both directions

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    Chen, Kui Fu; Li, Yan Feng

    2008-06-01

    The interpolated fast Fourier transform (IFFT) has been proposed as a way to eliminate the picket fence effect (PFE) of the fast Fourier transform. The modulus based IFFT, cited in most relevant references, makes use of only the 1st and 2nd highest spectral lines. An approach using three principal spectral lines is proposed. This new approach combines both directions of the complex spectrum based IFFT with the Hanning window. The optimal weight to minimize the estimation variance is established on the first order Taylor series expansion of noise interference. A numerical simulation is carried out, and the results are compared with the Cramer-Rao bound. It is demonstrated that the proposed approach has a lower estimation variance than the two-spectral-line approach. The improvement depends on the extent of sampling deviating from the coherent condition, and the best is decreasing variance by 2/7. However, it is also shown that the estimation variance of the windowed IFFT with the Hanning is significantly higher than that of without windowing.

  19. Hereditary Breast Cancer in the Han Chinese Population

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    Cao, Wenming; Wang, Xiaojia; Li, Ji-Cheng

    2013-01-01

    Breast cancer is the most common malignancy among women and has a strong genetic background. So far, 13 breast cancer susceptibility genes of high or moderate penetrance have been identified. This review summarizes findings on these genes in Han Chinese. BRCA1 and BRCA2 are the 2 most important susceptibility genes. They have a relatively low mutation rate, and the most frequent sites of mutation are in exon 11. Frameshift mutations are the main type of mutation. Founder mutations may also exist, and BRCA-associated breast cancer has specific clinicopathologic characteristics. TP53 and PALB2 are relatively rare susceptibility genes. The relationship between the other 9 genes and breast cancer has not been fully elucidated. At present, the mutation spectrum for these susceptibility genes is not well understood in the Chinese population, and there are few reports on prognosis and clinical intervention in high-risk populations. Therefore, the true value of genetic counseling for breast cancer has yet to be realized. This article reviews studies of hereditary breast cancer in the Han Chinese population, highlights potential inadequacies, and provides a foundation for genetic counseling for breast cancer in China. PMID:23318652

  20. Hans Max Hirschfeld. De juiste man op de juiste plaats...?

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    Full Text Available Hans Max Hirschfeld. The Right Person in the Right Position...?Fennema’s biography of H.M. Hirschfeld represents an interesting contribution to the debate on ethics and historiography. After all, Hirschfeld’s central position in the Dutch economy during the German occupation raises some fundamental ethical questions. Should economic and material values prevail at all times or should other values – moral, humanist or Christian – carry just as much weight, if not more? As opposed to the situation in the 1930s and the post-war years, during the German occupation the technocrat Hirschfeld was not democratically accountable for his policy. The author of this article explains that Hirschfeld’s biographer mistakenly assumes that it is not necessary to include a discussion of the ethical aspects of Hirschfeld’s continuation in public office during wartime.

  1. O CONSTITUCIONALISMO DE HANS KELSEN CONTRAPOSTO AO DE CARL SCHMITT

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    Full Text Available O presente artigo possui por finalidade comparar o conceito de constitucionalismo presente entre Carl Schmitt e Hans Kelsen, na medida que os dois respeitadíssimos autores encontraram caminhos epistemológicos distintos para resolver essa situação. Para isso, é mister analisar as noções gerais do pensamento de Kelsen, presente na “Teoria Pura do Direito” até alcançar a idéia de “constituição”, e as influências sofridas por Schmitt e o seu pensamento, que visa alcançar a realidade “concreta” que por muitas vezes a norma não consegue alcançar.

  2. From chemistry to consciousness the legacy of Hans Primas

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    Müller-Herold, Ulrich

    2016-01-01

    This book reflects on the significant and highly original scientific contributions of Hans Primas. A professor of chemistry at ETH Zurich from 1962 to 1995, Primas continued his research activities until his death in 2014. Over these 50 years and more, he worked on the foundations of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, contributed to a number of significant issues in theoretical chemistry, helped to clarify central topics in quantum theory and the philosophy of physics, suggested innovative ways of addressing interlevel relations in the philosophy of science, and introduced cutting-edge approaches in the flourishing young field of scientific studies of consciousness. His work in these areas of research and its continuing impact is described by noted experts, colleagues, and collaborators of Primas. All authors contextualize their contributions to facilitate the mutual dialog between these fields.

  3. Genome-Wide Association of Heroin Dependence in Han Chinese.

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    Gursharan Kalsi

    Full Text Available Drug addiction is a costly and recurring healthcare problem, necessitating a need to understand risk factors and mechanisms of addiction, and to identify new biomarkers. To date, genome-wide association studies (GWAS for heroin addiction have been limited; moreover they have been restricted to examining samples of European and African-American origin due to difficulty of recruiting samples from other populations. This is the first study to test a Han Chinese population; we performed a GWAS on a homogeneous sample of 370 Han Chinese subjects diagnosed with heroin dependence using the DSM-IV criteria and 134 ethnically matched controls. Analysis using the diagnostic criteria of heroin dependence yielded suggestive evidence for association between variants in the genes CCDC42 (coiled coil domain 42; p = 2.8x10-7 and BRSK2 (BR serine/threonine 2; p = 4.110-6. In addition, we found evidence for risk variants within the ARHGEF10 (Rho guanine nucleotide exchange factor 10 gene on chromosome 8 and variants in a region on chromosome 20q13, which is gene-poor but has a concentration of mRNAs and predicted miRNAs. Gene-based association analysis identified genome-wide significant association between variants in CCDC42 and heroin addiction. Additionally, when we investigated shared risk variants between heroin addiction and risk of other addiction-related and psychiatric phenotypes using polygenic risk scores, we found a suggestive relationship with variants predicting tobacco addiction, and a significant relationship with variants predicting schizophrenia. Our genome wide association study of heroin dependence provides data in a novel sample, with functionally plausible results and evidence of genetic data of value to the field.

  4. Virginia gutierrez de pineda: ve lo que todos han visto pero piensa lo Que otros no han pensado

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    Ligia Echeverri Ángel

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    Full Text Available Este ensayo pretende hilvanar las cualidades innatas con las condiciones ambientales y educativas que afianzaron y respaldaron el surgimiento de una personalidad científica de las ciencias sociales y humanas, en una época cuando las mujeres tenían bloqueado el acceso a la formación en este campo.Por cuestión de espacio, apenas sí se menciona lo más destacado de la creación científica y literaria de Virginia Gutiérrez de Pineda, privilegiando aquellas contribuciones que han producido mayor impacto en las comunidades académicas nacional e internacional.

  5. Hans Christian Ørsted, narratives, oeuvres and physics education

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    Michelsen, Claus

    2017-05-01

    In 1820 the Danish scientist Hans Christian Ørsted discovered the relationship between electricity and magnetism by his famous wire-compass experiment. Ørsted was one of the foremost scientists of the nineteenth century, and he was also one of the leading figures in Denmark in the 19th century with a vital influence in the fields of aesthetics, philosophy, education, politics and religion. In this paper the work and life of Ørsted is placed in a school context with the rationale to accentuate that learning of physics needs to be accompanied by learning about physics, its history, its interrelations with culture, worldviews, and commerce, its philosophical assumptions, its epistemology and methodology. Narratives are introduced as a pedagogical support to this approach and two concrete examples of teaching sequences centred on the work and life of Ørsted is described in grade 7 and grade 9 classes, respectively. A prominent feature of the sequences was that all the activities of the pupils as an outcome should have a product. Products like a movie, a loudspeaker, a fairy tale or a newspaper played an important role by encouraging the pupils to produce both personally meaningful works as well as products that are useful for their community.

  6. [Hans von Hattingberg between psychoanalysis and National Socialism].

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    Keifenheim, Katharina Eva

    2011-01-01

    Hans von Hattingberg (1879-1944) worked as a neurologist and psychoanalyst in Munich and Berlin from about 1910 to 1944. He was a prolific writer, but met with increasing disapproval from Freud and his circle. An advocate of the union of different psychotherapeutic schools, he was initially a marginal figure in the professional field. With Hitler's rise to power his career prospered: He was offered the position of a lecturer for psychotherapy and became head of the research department at the "Göring Institute". He came to prominence with his writings on the "Neue deutsche Seelenheilkunde" despite the fact that this was never his preferred topic. The main themes of his publications were marriage, love and female emancipation. Those works contain only little of the standard Nazi ideology of the time. Not only was Hattingberg never a member of the NSDAP (the ruling party), but in some respects he could conceivably be considered a member of the resistance. The article outlines the most important stages of Hattingberg's life and focuses on the question of how he positioned himself after 1933, when it became vital for him to reconcile psychoanalysis and National Socialism.

  7. Nuclear forces the making of the physicist Hans Bethe

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    Schweber, Silvan S

    2012-01-01

    On the fiftieth anniversary of Hiroshima, Nobel-winning physicist Hans Bethe called on his fellow scientists to stop working on weapons of mass destruction. What drove Bethe, the head of Theoretical Physics at Los Alamos during the Manhattan Project, to renounce the weaponry he had once worked so tirelessly to create? That is one of the questions answered by "Nuclear Forces", a riveting biography of Bethe's early life and development as both a scientist and a man of principle. As Silvan Schweber follows Bethe from his childhood in Germany, to laboratories in Italy and England, and on to Cornell University, he shows how these differing environments were reflected in the kind of physics Bethe produced. Many of the young quantum physicists in the 1930s, including Bethe, had Jewish roots, and Schweber considers how Liberal Judaism in Germany helps explain their remarkable contributions. A portrait emerges of a man whose strategy for staying on top of a deeply hierarchical field was to tackle only those problems h...

  8. Hans Küpper discusses science and venture capital.

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    Küpper, Hans

    2004-11-01

    Hans Küpper has over 30 years of experience in the biotechnology industry in areas from research to R&D management, technology assessment and business acquisitions. He received his PhD in 1974 from the University of Heidelberg. After additional academic research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the USA and at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, he joined Biogen in 1980. Here, he held various R&D positions, the last of which was Assistant Research Director. In 1985, he joined Behringwerke AG, Marburg, to build up and head the company's Molecular Biology Department and thereafter became Head of R&D of the Immunology/Oncology Business Unit. In 1999 he joined Global Life Science Ventures at their Munich office. Dr Küpper is the author of numerous publications and patents/applications and has also served as a consultant to the Pharmaceutical Industry and the European Commission. He is a board member of several early stage companies in the life sciences.

  9. Leverresektioner gennem ti år

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    Wettergren, André; Larsen, Peter N; Rasmussen, Allan

    2008-01-01

    AIMS: The results after liver resection have improved over the last decade with an operative mortality rate of less than 5% in high-volume centres. The aim of the present study was to assess the perioperative outcome after hepatic resection and to assess the long-term survival after liver resection....... CONCLUSION: The morbidity and mortality rate after hepatic resection and the long-term survival for patients undergoing resection for hepatic metastases from colorectal cancer and hepatocellular carcinoma in our institution are comparable with the best high-volume centres....

  10. Interessudvikling i naturfagene gennem faglig progression

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    således mit læringsbegreb, som tager udgangspunkt i Illeris’ (2009) læringstrekant. Jeg præsenterer denne læringstrekant således, at jeg afgrænser mit felt imellem en konstruktivistisk tilgang baseret på Piaget (1973) en affektiv tilgang baseret på Fiedler (2000) samt en socialkonstruktivistisk tilgang...

  11. Undervisning gennem plenumdiskussioner på nettet

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    Full Text Available Første gang publiceret i UNEV nr. 1: Undervisningsformer på nettet, november 2003, red. Simon Heilesen og Helle Bækkelund Jensen. ISSN 1603-5518. Undervisning som plenumdiskussioner på nettet behøver ikke at resultere i total virtuel tavs-hed, men kan udvikle sig til en engageret dialog på et højt fagligt niveau. Med udgangspunkt i et eksempel på ’best practice’ beskriver forfatterne, hvordan det via bevidst tilrettelæggelse af forumstruktur, pensum og evalueringskrav kan lykkes at skabe en høj grad af interaktion, der giver deltagerne mulighed for både rum for refleksion og fleksibilitet. Ved at lade deltagerne føre ordet og selv indtage en meget synlig meta-reflekterende rolle kan underviseren lade de studerende bruge hinandens indlæg som ’tænkeredskaber’.

  12. Leprosy type 1 reactions and erythema nodosum leprosum Reações hansênicas do tipo 1 e eritema nodoso hansênico

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    Indira P. Kahawita

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    Full Text Available Leprosy reactions are a major cause of nerve damage and morbidity in a significant proportion of leprosy patients. Reactions are immunologically mediated and can occur even after successful completion of multi-drug therapy. This review focuses on the epidemiology, pathology and treatment of leprosy type 1 reactions, erythema nodosum leprosum and silent neuropathy.As reações hansênicas são a principal causa de dano e morbidade neural em grande parte dos pacientes hansênicos. São imunomediadas e podem ocorrer mesmo após o término bem sucedido da poliquimioterapia. Esta revisão enfoca a epidemiologia, a patologia e o tratamento das reações hansênicas do tipo 1, do eritema nodoso hansênico e da neuropatia silenciosa.

  13. Ibn Arabi – en sufimystiker og hans læremestre

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    Ehrensvärd, Martin Gustaf

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    Ibn 'Arabi¯ (1165-1240) er blandt de mest indflydelsesrige og kontroversielle islamiske mystikere, kendt blandt hans tilhængere som ’den største mester’ og blandt hans modstandere som ’den største kætter’. Af hans meget omfattende forfatterskab foreligger der indtil videre kun nogle fa° sider i d...... dansk oversættelse. Artikelen præsenterer en kommenteret oversættelse af uddrag af en af hans tekster kaldet Ru¯h al-quds, ’Hellighedens a°nd’....

  14. The social novel by Hans Fallada Little man, what now?

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    Zobenica Nikolina N.

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    Full Text Available Although the novel by Hans Fallada (born as Rudolf Ditzen, 1893-1947 Little Man, What Now? (Kleiner Mann, was nun? was published more than eighty years ago (1932, it was only translated to Serbian in 2015. It can be regarded both as a belated reaction or publication in the right moment - both would be correct. The novel has also regained attention in Germany, and the unabridged edition was published in 2016. Little Man, What Now? is the novel on a little man in the Weimar Republic and depicts the society of that time. In this paper the sociological approach has been applied to the novel analysis in order to show the picture of the society, with the aim to emphasize the timeless features which make this social novel still relevant and interesting. The reference of literature to society is not always obvious as in this case, which serves as the base for criticism of the sociological approach. The assumption that literature has relevance for reality is criticized because it disputes the premise of modern aesthetics that the author is an autonomous creator of art works. Drawing an analogy between literature and society has also been questioned because of numerous difficulties in associating the history of literature to the history of society. In spite of all these critical points, the analysis of this novel has been undertaken from the sociological approach because it directly points at the society in the Weimar Republic. Since it has not lost its actuality decades after its first publication, although it depicts the social circumstances of a certain period of time (1929-1932, it can be concluded that there are social processes which are in a certain way constant despite outward changing circumstances. The consequences of economic instability always strike the 'little men' most severely, not only are they at the mercy of their employers and various institutions, but are also affected by their lack of solidarity as well. The only source of happiness

  15. 78 FR 19062 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Hans Richter: Encounters”

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    ... Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Hans Richter: Encounters'' ACTION... appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the additional object... ``Hans Richter: Encounters.'' The referenced notice is corrected to accommodate an additional object to...

  16. Varieties of European Economic Law and Regulation : Liber Amicorum for Hans Micklitz

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    Purnhagen, K.; Rott, P.

    2014-01-01

    This is the first book to comprehensively analyze the work of Hans Micklitz, one of the leading scholars in the field of EU economic law. It brings together analysts, academic friends and critics of Hans Micklitz and results in a unique collection of essays that evaluate his work on European

  17. Comparison of maternal and newborn outcomes of Tibetan and Han Chinese delivering in Lhasa, Tibet

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    Miller, Suellen; Tudor, Carrie; Thorsten, Vanessa; Nyima; Sonam; Droyoung; Wright, Linda; Varner, Michael

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    Aim To compare maternal and neonatal outcomes of Tibetan and Han Chinese women delivering vaginally at high altitude (3650 meters) in Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region, People’s Republic of China. Method Comparative analysis of data from a prospective observational study of Tibetan (n = 938) and Han Chinese (n = 146) women delivering at three hospitals between January 2004 and May 2005. Results Han Chinese women had higher rates of pre-eclampsia/gestational hypertension than Tibetan women, (10.3% vs 5.9%, P = 0.04). There was no difference in rates of postpartum hemorrhage between Tibetan and Han women (12.8% vs 17.1%, P = 0.15). Han newborns weighed significantly less than Tibetan newborns (P < 0.01), and were twice as likely to be small for gestational age, (24.5% vs 11.6%, P < 0.01). Tibetan newborns were less likely to have poor neonatal outcomes than Han newborns (P < 0.01). Conclusion In high altitude deliveries in Tibet, adverse outcomes were significantly more common among Han Chinese. PMID:19012697

  18. Association of polymorphisms in TNF and GRN genes with ankylosing spondylitis in a Chinese Han population.

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    Hu, Naiwen; Cui, Yazhou; Yang, Qingrui; Wang, Liya; Yang, Xinglin; Xu, Hongzhi

    2017-12-11

    The aim of this study is to investigate the association of the polymorphisms in tumor necrosis factor (TNF) and granulin (GRN) with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) in a Chinese Han population. Five single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) covering TNF and six SNPs covering GRN were investigated in 861 Chinese Han AS patients and 864 healthy controls. For rs1799964, the C allele was linked to reduced risk of AS (p  0.05). This study indicates that polymorphisms in TNF are related to AS, but polymorphisms in GRN are not related to AS susceptibility in a Chinese Han population.

  19. Minu moto : alati kõrgustesse! Dr. Hans O. A. Koehn, ADDINOL Lube Oil GmbH osanik - 80 / Hans O. A. Koehn ; interv. Mikk Mehide

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    Koehn, Hans O. A.

    2006-01-01

    Maailma tippkvaliteediga määrdeaineid tootva Saksa õlifirma Addinol osanik dr. Hans O. A. Koehn on üks juhtivaid isikuid Saksamaa mineraalõli majanduses, tööst õlifirmas Valvoline, edasisest karjäärist ning Addinoli osanikuks saamisest

  20. Nüüdiskunstiturg eeldab avatud rahvusvahelist kunstielu / Hans Knoll ; intervjueerinud Reet Varblane

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    2011-01-01

    Tallinna fotokuu raames 30. okt. Kumu Kunstimuuseumis fotokunstiturgu käsitleval seminaril viibinud Viini ja Budapesti galeristi, Ida-Euroopa kunsti eksperdi Hans Knolliga Ida-Euroopa kunstiturust, eesti nüüdiskunstist

  1. Association of NCOA3 polymorphisms with Dyslipidemia in the Chinese Han population

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    Yu, Mingxi; Gilbert, Siame; Li, Yong; Zhang, Huiping; Qiao, Yichun; Lu, Yuping; Tang, Yuan; Zhen, Qing; Cheng, Yi; Liu, Yawen

    2015-01-01

    ...) plays a critical role in lipid metabolism as well as adipogenesis and obesity. The present study aims to investigate the association between NCOA3 SNPs and dyslipidemia in the Chinese Han population...

  2. Rootsi ja Eesti - kümme aastat koostööd / Hans Lepp

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    Lepp, Hans, 1950-

    2003-01-01

    Rootsi Instituudi kultuuri- ja ühiskonnaosakonna direktor Hans Lepp meenutab oma tegevust Rootsi kultuuriatašeena Eestis 1990ndatel aastatel. Ka autori meenutused kohtumisest RRi peadirektori Ivi Eenmaaga, ka rootsi saali asutamisest RRis

  3. Quantitative Analysis and Comparison of BMI among Han, Tibetan, and Uygur University Students in Northwest China

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    Jingya, Bai; Ye, He; Jing, Wang; Xi, Huanjiu; Tao, Hai

    2013-01-01

    Objectives. To fully analyze and compare BMI among Han, Tibetan, and Uygur university students, to discuss the differences in their physical properties and physical health, and thus to provide some theoretical suggestions for the improvement of students’ physical health. Methods. The cross-sectional random cluster sampling was used to investigate 10103 Han, Tibetan, and Uygur university students, aged 20–24 in Northwest China, and their height and weight were measured to calculate BMI. The BM...

  4. Prevalence of Diabetes and Associated Factors in the Uyghur and Han Population in Xinjiang, China

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    Gong, Haiying; Pa, Lize; Wang, Ke; Mu, Hebuli; Dong, Fen; Ya, Shengjiang; Xu, Guodong; Tao, Ning; Pan, Li; Wang, Bin; Shan, Guangliang

    2015-01-01

    Objective: To estimate the prevalence of diabetes and identify risk factors in the Uyghur and Han population in Xinjiang, China. Methods: A cross-sectional study in urban and rural areas in Xinjiang, including 2863 members of the Uyghur population and 3060 of the Han population aged 20 to 80 years, was conducted from June 2013 to August 2013. Data on fasting plasma glucose (FPG) and personal history of diabetes were used to estimate the prevalence of diabetes. Data on demographic characterist...

  5. Det var ikke hans krop, der lå i graven

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    Nord, Ane Marie

    2011-01-01

    I 14 år lagde Norma blomster ved det gravsted, hun troede indeholdt hendes bror. Det gjorde det ikke.Hun drømmer om at dø med vished om, at hans jordiske rester er fundet, om at have et gravsted at lægge blomster ved, og om at se de skyldige for hans død dømt. Men det er en drøm, der nok tvivlsomt...

  6. Tallinna linnaelu kajastumine raehärra Hans Rotgersi märkmetes / Tiina Kala

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    2008-01-01

    Hans Rotgersi aktiivne tegutsemisperiood hõlmab 15. sajandi viimase ja 16. saj. esimese veerandi. Kõige ulatuslikuma kirjaliku pärandi on ta endast maha jätnud Niguliste kiriku eestseisjana. Niguliste kiriku olulistest daatumitest. Maksujõuliste tallinlaste surma kajastumisest Rotgersi ülestähendustes. Rotgersi käsikirjas säilinud astroloogiliste ja meditsiiniliste soovituste kogust. Hans Rotgersi testamendist.

  7. Hans-Peter Schultze, a great paleoichthyologist for whom work is synonymous with enjoyment

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    Cloutier, R

    2002-01-01

    In the summer of 1982, Hans-Peter Schultze and Gloria Arratia were invited to a small museum located on a fossiliferous site of the Devonian Escuminac Formation in Miguasha, Quebec, eastern Canada, Hans-Peter was to work with Marius Arsenault, the director of the Miguasha Museum, on the skull of the elpistostegalid Elpistostege watsoni, a species closely related to basal tetrapod. In addition, he went through the collections to describe and measure numerous juvenile specimens of the osteolepi...

  8. Population genetics of 30 insertion/deletion polymorphisms in Han Chinese population from Zhejiang Province.

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    Liu, Xiling; Chen, Fang; Niu, Yong; Bian, Yingnan; Zhang, Suhua; Zhu, Ruxin; Li, Chengtao

    2017-05-01

    Insertion/deletion (InDels) markers can serve as a useful supporting tool to short tandem repeat (STR) typing systems for human identification. The Qiagen DIPplex Investigator kit, which contains 30 biallelic autosomal InDels and amelogenin, has been developed for forensic use. To estimate the genetic diversity of the 30 markers in Han Chinese individuals living in Zhejiang and to further evaluate their applicability in forensic science, 246 unrelated Han Chinese from Zhejiang were genotyped at these loci. No significant departures from Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium were observed at these loci in these participants. The combined power of discrimination was over 0.99999999 and the combined probability of exclusion was over 0.9901. Results demonstrated that the 30 InDel markers could be used as a supporting tool for the human identification of specific Han Chinese individuals from Zhejiang. The genetic differences and phylogenetic relationships among Han Chinese from Zhejiang, Han Chinese from five other areas, nine minority ethnic groups, as well as two other East Asian populations were also investigated. Two InDel markers, HLD39 and HLD40, showed significant allele-frequency differences between Han Chinese from Zhejiang and ethnic minorities. Further analysis can be used to evaluate their role in forensic science. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  9. Prevalence of Diabetes and Associated Factors in the Uyghur and Han Population in Xinjiang, China

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    Haiying Gong

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Objective: To estimate the prevalence of diabetes and identify risk factors in the Uyghur and Han population in Xinjiang, China. Methods: A cross-sectional study in urban and rural areas in Xinjiang, including 2863 members of the Uyghur population and 3060 of the Han population aged 20 to 80 years, was conducted from June 2013 to August 2013. Data on fasting plasma glucose (FPG and personal history of diabetes were used to estimate the prevalence of diabetes. Data on demographic characteristics, lifestyle risk factors, and lipid profiles were collected to identify risks factors using the multivariate logistic regression model. Results: In urban areas, the age- and gender-standardized prevalence of diabetes was 8.21%, and the age- and gender-standardized prevalence of diabetes was higher in the Uyghur population (10.47% than in the Han population (7.36%. In rural areas, the age- and gender-standardized prevalence of diabetes was 6.08%, and it did not differ significantly between the Uyghur population (5.71% and the Han population (6.59%. The results of the multivariate logistic regression analysis showed that older age, obesity, high triglycerides (TG, and hypertension were all associated with an increased risk of diabetes in the Uyghur and Han population. Urban residence and low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C were associated with an increased risk of diabetes in the Uyghur population. Being an ex-drinker was associated with an increased risk of diabetes and heavy physical activity was associated with a decreased risk of diabetes in the Han population. Conclusions: Our study indicates that diabetes is more prevalent in the Uyghur population compared with the Han population in urban areas. Strategies aimed at the prevention of diabetes require ethnic targeting.

  10. Attachment and sibling rivalry in Little Hans: the fantasy of the two giraffes revisited.

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    Wakefield, Jerome C

    2007-01-01

    Freud's interpretation of Little Hans's "phantasy of the two giraffes" is pivotal to his oedipal analysis that Hans has inchoate desires for sexual intercourse with his mother. Bowlby argued that Freud's focus on his oedipal theory led him to ignore preoedipal attachment-related factors that have equal plausibility in explaining the clinical data. However, Bowlby did not attempt to apply the attachment perspective to the interpretation of Hans's fantasies that form the core of the case material. A microanalysis of Hans's giraffe fantasy and the evidence used to support Freud's claims about it yields an attachment-based sibling rivalry account arguably of greater explanatory power than the oedipal account. Consistent with Bowlby's hypothesis, the evidence suggests that Hans's giraffe fantasy is about the sibling rivalry triangle involved in caregiver attachment access, rather than (or in addition to) the oedipal triangle. The issue of multiple levels of meaning and the methodological challenges raised by multiple determination is also considered. The giraffe fantasy's attachment-theoretic explanation encourages a rethinking of this classic case and strengthens Bowlby's claim that the case is fruitfully viewed from an attachment perspective.

  11. Comparative Analysis of Gut Microbiota of Native Tibetan and Han Populations Living at Different Altitudes.

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    Li, Kang; Dan, Zeng; Gesang, Luobu; Wang, Hong; Zhou, Yongjian; Du, Yanlei; Ren, Yi; Shi, Yixiang; Nie, Yuqiang

    2016-01-01

    The factors driving the composition of gut microbiota are still only partly understood but appear to include environmental, cultural, and genetic factors. In order to obtain more insight into the relative importance of these factors, we analyzed the microbiome composition in subjects of Tibetan or Han descent living at different altitudes. DNA was isolated from stool samples. Using polymerase chain reaction methodology, the 16S rRNA V1-V3 regions were amplified and the sequence information was analyzed by principal coordinates analysis and Lefse analyses. Contrasting the Tibetan and Han populations both living at the 3600 m altitude, we found that the Tibetan microbiome is characterized by a relative abundance of Prevotella whereas the Han stool was enriched in Bacteroides. Comparing the microbiome of Han stool obtained from populations living at different altitudes revealed a more energy efficient flora in samples from those living at higher altitude relative to their lower-altitude counterparts. Comparison of the stool microbiome of Tibetan herders living at 4800 m to rural Tibetans living at 3600 m altitude shows that the former have a flora enriched in butyrate-producing bacteria, possibly in response to the harsher environment that these herders face. Thus, the study shows that both altitude and genetic/cultural background have a significant influence on microbiome composition, and it represents the first attempt to compare stool microbiota of Tibetan and Han populations in relation to altitude.

  12. [Polymorphism of TPH gene T3792A locus in Han ethnic group of north China].

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    Wang, Bing; Wang, Bao-Jie; Ding, Mei; Pang, Hao; Zhang, Zhen; Guan, Hong-Yu; Lu, Hong-Tao

    2008-12-01

    To investigate the polymorphism of the TPH gene T3792A locus in Han ethnic group of north China and its application value in forensic science. The polymorphism of T3792A locus of the TPH gene was analyzed by the ASPCR of blood samples from 173 unrelated individuals of north Chinese Han population. The distribution of the T3792A locus polymorphism of the TPH gene in Han ethnic group of north China followed the Hardy-Weinberg law, with the allele A and T gene frequency of 0.486 and 0.514, respectively. The TPH gene T3792A locus shows a very good genetic polymorphism, and may be applied to individual identification and paternity testing.

  13. [Comparison of clinical symptoms for Uygur and Han Parkinson's disease patients].

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    Shang, Yuanyuan; Zhang, Xiaoying; Li, Yan; Liu, Yan; Li, Yanyun; Xiao, Yan; Han, Xihe; Guo, Miao; Fei, Lure

    2014-01-07

    To explore the characteristics of clinical symptoms in Uygur and Han patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). The unified Parkinson's disease rating scale (UPDRS), Hoehn-Yahr, mini-mental state examination (MMSE) scale, Alzheimer disease cooperative study-activities of daily living (ADCS-ADL) and neuropsychiatric inventory (NPI) were administered to 91 Uygur and 173 Han PD patients from Xinjiang Urumqi and surrounding region from June 2008 to September 2011 to compare the characteristics of clinical symptoms between Uygur and Han patients. The subjects of drug treatment in Han [108 (62.34%)] were more than in Uygur [36 (39.56%), (P 0.05). No significant inter-group differences existed in the scores of Hoehn-Yahr (P > 0.05). Compare with moderate and severe group in Hoehn-Yahr, there were no significant differences in the scores of ADL, UPDRS II and UPDRS III between two groups (P > 0.05). The subjects of resting tremor, increased muscle tone and bradykinesia as the presenting symptoms in Uygur [8 (19.05%)] were more than in Han [7 (7.07%), (P 0.05). No significant differences existed in the scores of MMSE and NPI between two groups (P > 0.05). No significant differences exist in typical motor symptoms, severity of disease, activities of daily living, cognitive dysfunction and psychiatric symptoms between Uygur and Han. But N-type progressive is more common in Uygur. And the presenting symptoms of resting tremor, increased muscle tone and bradykinesia are also higher in Uygur.

  14. Comparison of Genetic Variants in Cancer-Related Genes between Chinese Hui and Han Populations.

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    Chaoyong Tian

    Full Text Available The Chinese Hui population, as the second largest minority ethnic group in China, may have a different genetic background from Han people because of its unique demographic history. In this study, we aimed to identify genetic differences between Han and Hui Chinese from the Ningxia region of China by comparing eighteen single nucleotide polymorphisms in cancer-related genes.DNA samples were collected from 99 Hui and 145 Han people from the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region in China, and SNPs were detected using an improved multiplex ligase detection reaction method. Genotyping data from six 1000 Genomes Project population samples (99 Utah residents with northern and western European ancestry (CEU, 107 Toscani in Italy (TSI, 108 Yoruba in Ibadan (YRI, 61 of African ancestry in the southwestern US (ASW, 103 Han Chinese in Beijing (CHB, and 104 Japanese in Tokyo (JPT were also included in this study. Differences in the distribution of alleles among the populations were assessed using χ2 tests, and FST was used to measure the degree of population differentiation.We found that the genetic diversity of many SNPs in cancer-related genes in the Hui Chinese in Ningxia was different from that in the Han Chinese in Ningxia. For example, the allele frequencies of four SNPs (rs13361707, rs2274223, rs465498, and rs753955 showed different genetic distributions (p0.000 between the Hui and Han populations.These results suggest that some SNPs associated with cancer-related genes vary among different Chinese ethnic groups. We suggest that population differences should be carefully considered in evaluating cancer risk and prognosis as well as the efficacy of cancer therapy.

  15. Selvagens, nus, ferozes e canibais : os tupinamb?s nas representa??es de Hans Staden

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    Silva, Andreza Bianca Caxias da

    2012-01-01

    Estudo sobre a narrativa de Hans Staden a partir da qual se busca conhecer os fatores que contribu?ram para a representa??o dos nativos Tupinamb?s como seres selvagens . Analisamos a atmosfera comportamental que estava em curso na ?poca em que a obra do viajante foi publicada. Por isso consideramos o padr?o de comportamento da Renascen?a, tendo como referencial de estudo o manual de conduta de Erasmo de Rotterdam. Acreditamos que a vis?o de mundo de Hans Staden teve bastant...

  16. Hans Staden: as narrativas literária e cinematográfica em contraste

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    Jacqueline Brizida Goncalves

    2011-01-01

    Tendo as discussões sobre as relações entre literatura e cinema, no que diz respeito a filmes baseados em obras literárias, já superado os limites da mera busca pela fidelidade, ainda são escassos os estudos contrastivos que busquem, antes de tudo, compreender os dois meios respeitando as especificidades, possibilidades e limites de cada um. Este trabalho centra-se no estudo da estrutura narrativa da obra Duas Viagens ao Brasil, de Hans Staden, e do filme Hans Staden, de Luiz Alberto Pereira,...

  17. Bronzino and a bronze boar. Hans Christian Andersen and Stendhal in nineteenth-century Florence

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    Klerck, A.R. de

    2015-01-01

    Bronzino e il porcellino: Hans Christian Andersen e Stendhal nella Firenze del XIX secolo La storia dell’arte dell’Ottocento non sembra aver avuto particolarmente a cuore gli artisti italiani delle generazioni successive ai grandi maestri rinascimentali, quali Raffaello e Michelangelo. Così, ad

  18. Microbial community development on the surface of Hans and Werenskiold Glaciers (Svalbard, Arctic): a comparison.

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    Grzesiak, Jakub; Górniak, Dorota; Świątecki, Aleksander; Aleksandrzak-Piekarczyk, Tamara; Szatraj, Katarzyna; Zdanowski, Marek K

    2015-09-01

    Surface ice and cryoconite holes of two types of polythermal Svalbard Glaciers (Hans Glacier--grounded tidewater glacier and Werenskiold Glacier-land-based valley glacier) were investigated in terms of chemical composition, microbial abundance and diversity. Gathered data served to describe supraglacial habitats and to compare microbe-environment interactions on those different type glaciers. Hans Glacier samples displayed elevated nutrient levels (DOC, nitrogen and seston) compared to Werenskiold Glacier. Adjacent tundra formations, bird nesting sites and marine aerosol were candidates for allochtonic enrichment sources. Microbial numbers were comparable on both glaciers, with surface ice containing cells in the range of 10(4) mL(-1) and cryoconite sediment 10(8) g(-1) dry weight. Denaturating gradient gel electrophoresis band-based clustering revealed differences between glaciers in terms of dominant bacterial taxa structure. Microbial community on Werenskiold Glacier benefited from the snow-released substances. On Hans Glacier, this effect was not as pronounced, affecting mainly the photoautotrophs. Over-fertilization of Hans Glacier surface was proposed as the major factor, desensitizing the microbial community to the snow melt event. Nitrogen emerged as a limiting factor in surface ice habitats, especially to Eukaryotic algae.

  19. The Hans Kramer collection at the national Library, Cape Town: an ...

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    The Hans Kramer collection at the national Library, Cape Town: an archival perspective On Jewish patronage of music in 20th-century South Africa. ... he owned the Home of Music, a unique music store in Cape Town, and he founded the Cape Town Concert Club, which hosted regular concerts by international artists.

  20. 'Presence' of the past in the presence (Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht, Eelco Runia)

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    ter Schure, L

    2006-01-01

    In recent writings historian Eelco Runia (Groningen) and literary theorist Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht (Stanford) have introduced the notion of presence, a new and promising way of thinking about history. Although there are differences between the two authors, both think of presence as the antithesis of

  1. Elmar Lepp ja Hans H. Luik lammutavad Pärnu veetorni / Peeter Raidla

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    2007-01-01

    Meediaärimees Hans H. Luik ja ettevõtja Elmar Lepp tahavad lammutada Pärnu veetorni ning ehitada selle asemele üheksakorruselise hoone, mis naaberkruntide omanike seas on tekitanud ägedat protesti. Vt. samas: Pärnu esimene kooperaator tahab varieteed. Kommenteerib Elmar Lepp

  2. The Role of Ethnic Contact in Facilitating Interactions between Minority and Han College Students

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    Chenghai, Gao

    2017-01-01

    At a multiethnic school in the northwest region, the author chose 670 minority and Han college students as study subjects and investigated the relationships among the three variables of ethnic contact, implicit ethnic theories (essentialism vs. constructivism), and attitudes on interaction. The study results show that ethnic contact can facilitate…

  3. A Gnostic Critic of Modernity: Hans Jonas from Existentialism to Science

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    Cahana, Jonathan

    2017-01-01

    This article addresses the ways in which the German-Jewish philosopher Hans Jonas (1903–1993) employed Gnosticism in his philosophical critique of modernity. Far from treating it as an “antiquarian concern” or attempting to “overcome” it, I argue that Jonas continuously used Gnosticism, including...

  4. Kes on Hans Sidbäck? / Sari Vasenkari ja Saija Huttunen

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    2012-01-01

    Rootsis elavast soomlasest Hans Sidbäckist, kes on lisaks rakendisõidu ja -hobuste koolitamisele spetsialiseerunud ka täkkude, varssade ja noorte ning probleemsete hobuste koolitamisele. Ta on töötanud ka Ypäjä hobumajanduskoolis sõidumeistrina

  5. But Hans Kelsen was not born in Africa: a reply to Thaddeus Metz ...

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    I argue that Metz's undertaking, in seeking a 'comprehensive basic norm' to underpin African ethics, is similar to Hans Kelsen's postulation of the Grundnorm in his Pure Theory of Law. But African ethics does not need to be underpinned by an approach such as Kelsen's. In my view, Metz's preference for seeking to develop ...

  6. The rare intracellular RET mutation p. S891A in a Chinese Han ...

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    We report intracellular RET mutation in a Han Chinese pedigree with familial medullary thyroid carcinoma (FMTC). Direct sequencing of RET proto-oncogene identified a missense c.2671T > G (p.S891A) mutation in 6 of 14 family members. The single nucleotide polymorphisms c. 135A > G (p.A45A), IVS4+48A >G, c. 1296A ...

  7. Hans Jonas' thought on the ethics of research on human subjects

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    The thinking and teachings of Hans Jonas was on the need for medical research to advance beyond the use animals for research and experimentations to research on human subjects. Jonas upholds the established view that medicine is an experimental science and that most medical advances are product of trial and error ...

  8. Hans Jonas' thought on the ethics of research on human subjects ...

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    The thinking and teachings of Hans Jonas was on the need for medical research to advance beyond the use animals for research and experimentations to research on human subjects. Jonas upholds the established view that medicine is an experimental science and that most medical advances are product of trial and error ...

  9. Brief Report: No Increase in Criminal Convictions in Hans Asperger's Original Cohort

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    Hippler, Kathrin; Viding, Essi; Klicpera, Christian; Happe, Francesca

    2010-01-01

    Hans Asperger originally used the term "autistic psychopathy" to describe his patients on the autism spectrum, leading to a possible confusion with psychopathic disorder and delinquent behaviour. We conducted a penal register search for 177 former patients of Asperger's clinic with a childhood diagnosis of "autistic…

  10. Population genetics of 26 Y-STR loci for the Han ethnic in Hunan province, China.

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    Jiang, Weibo; Gong, Zheng; Rong, Haibo; Guan, Hua; Zhang, Tao; Zhao, Yihe; Fu, Xiaoliang; Zha, Lagabaiyila; Jin, Chuan; Ding, Yanjun

    2017-01-01

    To study the population data of Y-chromosome STRs (Y-STRs) of Han population resided in Hunan province, we analyzed haplotypes of 26 Y-STRs (DYS19, DYS385a/b, DYS389I, DYS389II, DYS390, DYS391, DYS392, DYS393, DYS437, DYS438, DYS439, DYS448, DYS456, DYS458, DYS481, DYS533, DYS549, DYS570, DYS576, DYS635, DYS643, DYS388, DYS449, DYS460, and YGATAH4) in 310 unrelated male individuals using a commercially available Goldeneye® DNA ID 26Y system. The calculated average gene diversity values ranged from 0.4211 to 0.9590 for DYS438 and DYS385a/b loci, respectively. The discriminatory capacity was 96.77 % with 300 observed haplotypes. Population relationships between Hunan Han and eight other populations available from Y-chromosome haplotype reference database (YHRD) were compared. The results showed that the Han population resided in the Hunan district is significantly different from other populations. Our results also indicated that these 26 Y-STR loci were highly genetically polymorphic in the Hunan Han population and of great value in forensic application.

  11. Hans Christian Andersen's spelling and syntax: Allegations of specific dyslexia are unfounded

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    Kihl, Preben; Gregersen, K.; Sterum, N.

    2000-01-01

    Sources contemporary with Danish author Hans Christian Andersen claimed that he did not master the Danish Language, which modern studies interpret as specific dyslexia. A systematic study of his diaries from age 20 to 70 found a mean spelling error percentage of approximately 1.7 (SD=1%, range 0%...

  12. Collaboration, Reputation, and Ethics in American Academic Life: Hans H. Gerth and C. Wright Mills.

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    Oakes, Guy; Vidich, Arthur J.

    Using the collaboration between sociologist C. Wright Mills and Hans H. Gerth and their studies of the work of Max Weber as a point of departure for a sustained discussion of academic ethics, this book explores how concealment, secrecy, and deception contribute to the building of academic reputation and how the balance of knowledge and power in a…

  13. Carvacrolreiches Oregano-Öl als Futterzusatz: Interview met Hans van der Mheen

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    Grohs, Birgit; Mheen, van der H.J.C.J.

    2011-01-01

    In dit interview met Hans van der Mheen van het PPO-agv te Lelystad worden de mogelijkheden van het gebruik van etherische olie gewonnen uit oregano; origanum vulgare en origanum heracleoticum, geteeld in Nederland besproken. De olie kan gebruikt worden in voer voor pluimvee en varkens. Gezocht

  14. Odavpoodide kett soetas suure krundi Viljandi südamesse / Hans Väre

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    Väre, Hans, 1979-

    2006-01-01

    Saksa kaubandusketi Lidl Eesti tütarfirma ostis kaubanduskeskuse rajamiseks Viljandi bussipargi kinnistu. Lidl taotleb kvartali detailplaneeringu algatamist eesmärgiga muuta kruntide piire, määrata ehitusõigus ja liikluskorraldus. Vanemarhitekt Leelo Saare selgitused. Vaata ka Hans Väre kommentaari "Mis tuleb bussiparki?" lk. 5

  15. Prevalence and Risk Factors of Infertility for Han, Uygur, and Kazakh Ethnicities in Xinjiang Rural Residents.

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    Zhao, Jing; Wang, Songfeng; Gao, Qi; Cai, Xia; La, Xiaolin

    2015-01-01

    To estimate the prevalence and associated factors of current infertility for Han, Uygur, and Kazakh ethnicities in Xinjiang rural residents. Chinese Uygur, Kazakh, and Han populations represent > 90% of the total population of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, and their customs, culture, and food consumption are different. The effect of ethnic differences on infertility risk factors is rarely studied. A cross-sectional study of 5,086 married and common-law couples, with a female partner aged 18-49, living in Hami, Kuche, or Xinyuan counties in Xinjiang, China. General information for the study subjects, including demographic characteristics, life customs, sexual history, history of contraception use, and history of disease, was collected by questionnaire. General health, gynecologic examinations, and sociodemographic characteristics were also carried out. A total of 5,086 females from Xinjiang Province were surveyed, including 493 with infertility. The standardized prevalence rate of infertility was 9.7% (95% CI 8.9-10.5), and the prevalence of infertility in Han, Uygur, and Kazakh ethnicities was 6.8% (95% CI 5.7-7.9), 10.9% (95% CI 8.0-13.8), and 10.1% (95% CI 7.4-12.8), respectively. The present study suggests that the prevalence of infertility was lower in the Han as compared to the Kazakh and Uygur ethnicities.

  16. The Relevance of Hans-Georg Gadamer's Concept of Tradition to the Philosophy of Education

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    Leiviskä, Anniina

    2015-01-01

    In this article, Anniina Leiviskä argues that the educational relevance of Hans-Georg Gadamer's concept of tradition has remained unacknowledged because of the conservatism that has been associated with Gadamer's hermeneutics, particularly his notion of tradition. Therefore, Leiviskä seeks to reveal the reflective, nonconservative nature of…

  17. Quantitative Analysis of Intestinal Flora of Uygur and Han Ethnic Chinese Patients with Ulcerative Colitis.

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    Yao, Ping; Cui, Min; Wang, Haikun; Gao, Hongliang; Wang, Lei; Yang, Tao; Cheng, Yongbo

    2016-01-01

    Aim. To study the correlation between intestinal flora and ulcerative colitis by analyzing the abundance of Bacteroides, Fusobacterium, Clostridium, Bifidobacterium spp., and Faecalibacterium prausnitzii in the intestinal of ulcerative colitis (UC) patients and healthy controls with Uygur and Han ethnic. Methods. Bacterial genomic DNA was extracted from fecal samples and analyzed with real-time fluorescence quantitative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to identify the abundance of Bacteroides, Fusobacterium, Clostridium, Bifidobacterium spp., and Faecalibacterium prausnitzii. Results. The samples from UC patients, Uygur and Han ethnic combined, had higher abundance of Bacteroides (P = 0.026) but lower Clostridium (P = 0.004), Bifidobacterium spp. (P = 0.009), and Faecalibacterium prausnitzii (P = 0.008) than those from healthy controls. Among UC patients, Bacteroides population was raised in acute UC patients (P ≤ 0.05), while the abundance of Clostridium, Bifidobacterium spp., Fusobacterium, and Faecalibacterium prausnitzii decreased (P ≤ 0.05) compared with the remission. In both UC patients group and control group, no difference was observed in the abundance of these 5 bacteria between the Han and the Uygur group. Conclusions. Variations in the abundance of these five bacterial strains in intestines may be associated with the occurrence of UC in Uygur and Han populations; however, these variations were not associated with ethnic difference.

  18. Kinetics, mechanisms, and influencing factors on the treatment of haloacetonitriles (HANs) in water by two household heating devices.

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    Shi, Wendong; Wang, Lei; Chen, Baiyang

    2017-04-01

    Haloacetonitriles (HANs) are a group of nitrogenous disinfection by-products (DBPs) commonly found in treated water with potential carcinogenic, cytotoxic, and genotoxic risks. In order to control HANs and understand their real intake levels by people via drinking water, this study evaluated a list of structural, operational, and environmental factors affecting the treatment of HANs by two domestic heating devices, i.e., an electric boiler and a microwave oven. Results show that the concentrations of HANs decreased exponentially over time with increasing temperature, water turbulence, and bubbles, and the phenomena were most likely due to a combined effect of volatilization and hydrolysis. Among HANs, the lability increased with increasing halogenation degrees (i.e., tri- > di- > mono- HANs) yet decreasing halogen molecular weights (i.e., Cl- > Br- > I- HANs); such trends were well captured by quantitative structure activity relationship models (R(2) = 0.99). Operational factors played critical roles in controlling HANs too, including the rate of heating, water volume, water temperature at time of pouring, cooling method, and capping condition, suggesting that people could benefit from proper handling methods and procedures. In addition, HANs added to tap water exhibited higher removals than those added to ultrapure water, probably because of the presence of free chlorine in tap water. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  19. Remarks on the expert`s opinion by Prof. Hans Schaefer: `Does electrosmog endanger health?`; Zum Gutachten von Professor Hans Schaefer: ``Gefaehrdet Elektrosmog die Gesundheit?``

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    Upon invitation by the Academy of Technology Assessment, Prof. Hans Schaefer, lecturing in physiology at Heidelberg University, established an expert`s opinion on the health hazards of the so-called electrosmog phenomenon. The study takes account of relevant publications up to the end of 1994 and is based mostly on original scientific publications. The methodology and findings of these studies were investigated in a meta-analysis. The article is a slightly abridged version of the comments of the Academy of Technology Assessment on Prof. Schaefer`s expert opinion. (orig./MG) [Deutsch] Im Auftrag der Akademie fuer Technikfolgenabschaetzung hat der Heidelberger Physiologe Professor Hans Schaefer ein Gutachten zur Frage der Gesundheitsgefaehrdung durch den sogenannten Elektrosmog erstellt. Es sollte der momentane Wissensstand durch einen Experten erfasst und metaanalytisch aufgearbeitet werden. Die Studie beruecksichtigt die relevante Literatur bis Ende 1994 und stuetzt sich hauptsaechlich auf wissenschaftliche Originalarbeiten. Methoden und Ergebnisse dieser Arbeiten wurden in einer Metaanalyse evaluiert. Der vorliegende Text ist eine leicht gekuerzte Fassung der Stellungnahme der Akademie fuer Technikfolgenabschaetzung zum Gutachten von Professor Schaefer. (orig./MG)

  20. [Gao Jingyi. Han yu yu bei Ou yu yan : Han yu yu Wula'er yu yan ji Yin Ou yu yan tong yuan tan jiu] / Ago Künnap

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    Arvustus: Gao Jingyi. Han yu yu bei Ou yu yan : Han yu yu Wula'er yu yan ji Yin Ou yu yan tong yuan tan jiu = Chinese language and languages of northern Europe. Beijing : Zhongguo she hui ke xue chu ban she, 2008

  1. Genetic mutations in nonsyndromic deafness patients of Chinese minority and Han ethnicities in Yunnan, China.

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    Xin, Feng; Yuan, Yongyi; Deng, Xiaoming; Han, Mingyu; Wang, Guojian; Zhao, Jiandong; Gao, Xue; Liu, Jun; Yu, Fei; Han, Dongyi; Dai, Pu

    2013-12-17

    Each year in China, 30,000 babies are born with congenital hearing impairment. However, the molecular etiology of hearing impairment in the Yunnan Province population where more than 52 minorities live has not been thoroughly investigated. To provide appropriate genetic testing and counseling to these families, we investigated the molecular etiology of nonsyndromic deafness in this population. Unrelated students with hearing loss (n = 235) who attended Kunming Huaxia secondary specialized school in Yunnan enrolled in this study. Three prominent deafness-related genes, GJB2, SLC26A4 and mtDNA 12S rRNA, were analyzed. High-resolution temporal bone computed tomography (CT) scan examinations were performed in 100 cases, including 16 cases with SLC26A4 gene variants, and 37 minorities and 47 Han cases without any SLC26A4 gene mutation. The GJB2 mutation was detected in 16.67% (7/42) of minority patients and 17.62% (34/193) of Chinese Han patients (P > 0.05). 235delC was the hotspot mutation in nonsyndromic hearing loss (NSHL) patients, whereas 35delG was not found. The 431_450del19 mutation was detected for the first time in Han NSHL patients, which resulted in a premature stop codon and changed the protein. The SLC26A4 mutation was found in 9.52% (4/42) of minority patients and 9.84% (19/193) of Han Chinese patients (P > 0.05). The frequencies of mtDNA 12S rRNA mutation in minority and Han Chinese patients were 11.90% (5/42) and 7.77% (15/193; P > 0.05), respectively. Sixteen (16/23, 69.57%) patients with SLC26A4 mutations received temporal bone CT scan, and 14 patients were diagnosed with enlarged vestibular aqueducts (EVAs); the other 2 patients had normal inner ear development. The ratio of EVA in the minorities was 14.63% (6/41). In this study, a total of 35.74% deaf patients showed evidence of genetic involvement, based on either genetic screening or family history; 17.45%, 9.79%, and 8.51% of the patients were determined to have inherited hearing

  2. "Our Good Han Mothers": Observations from the Xinjiang Class at the Qingshan Superior Secondary School of Wuxi Municipality, Jiangsu Province

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    Tao, Jiaqing; Yang, Xiaohu

    2010-01-01

    Instrumental to the successful running of the Xinjiang Classes are its teachers, many of whom are Han Chinese. This article explores the important roles teachers of the Xinjiang Class play in the lives of Xinjiang Class students inside and outside of the classroom. From homesickness, to hygiene, to scholastic endeavors, Han teacher-mothers…

  3. El itinerario filosófico de Hans Jonas Etapas de un recorrido

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    Becchi, Paolo

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available The present contribution seems a punctual reconstruction of Hans Jonas’ long intellectual way. From the ancient late agnosticism to the biological philosophy, the ethics and the bioethics. The intention is highlighting the peculiarity of Jonas’ position by comparing it with its ancestors. It’s an attempt to provide with a first introduction in few lines of a charming philosopher of our time.

    El presente aporte trata de reconstruir el largo recorrido intelectual de Hans Jonas que parte de la gnosis tardía, pasa por la filosofía de la biología, la ética y llega a la bioética. Este trabajo se propone como objetivo evidenciar la posición de Jonas confrontándola con aquellas de las cuales ha partido. En pocas palabras, intenta ser apenas una introducción de este fascinante filósofo de nuestro tiempo.

  4. Hans-Peter Schultze, a great paleoichthyologist for whom work is synonymous with enjoyment

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    R. Cloutier

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available In the summer of 1982, Hans-Peter Schultze and Gloria Arratia were invited to a small museum located on a fossiliferous site of the Devonian Escuminac Formation in Miguasha, Quebec, eastern Canada, Hans-Peter was to work with Marius Arsenault, the director of the Miguasha Museum, on the skull of the elpistostegalid Elpistostege watsoni, a species closely related to basal tetrapod. In addition, he went through the collections to describe and measure numerous juvenile specimens of the osteolepiform. Eusthenopteran foordi. As expected, there two projects turned out to be important contributions in lower vertebrate paleontology and systematics: one on the origin of tetrapods (1985, and the second one on growth patterns of a Late Devonian fish (1984. During his visit to Miguasha, Hans-Peter also spent time digging for fossils and drawing numerous specimens in the collection. In addition, in order to help the personnel of the museum to identify some of the Escuminac fished, he created an identification key based on the gross morphology of the scales. For a small group of undergraduate students, hired at the museum during the summer as naturalists, it was a unique opportunity to discuss paleontology with a leading researcher. We were amazed by his willingness to talk to us, even if then most of us only spoke French! For the first time, we were exposed to Hennigian methodology and its usage in vertebrate paleontology during and evening lecture that Hans-Peter prepared for us. His lecture was delightful; it was an intensive course in lower vertebrate anatomy, and an intellectual journey among the philosophers Karl Marx and Karl Popper, the entomologists Willy Hennig and Lars Brundin, and "The Band of Four" (Rosen et al., 1981. It was for most of us our first exposure to science, as it should be done. We were all impressed by his knowledge and above all by his simplicity and friendliness. Two years later I started my Ph.D. at The University of Kansas

  5. [The professionalized transformation of medical witchcraft in the Qin-Han Dynasties].

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    Liu, Yang; Liu, Changhua

    2014-03-01

    By witchcraft, it refers to the activities of imagining and intending to affect or control the object through"supernatural power". Ancient witchcraft was applied extensively in which those applied for medical purpose included sorcery, praying, superstitious art of anti-disaster, and tabooing, were collectively called"medical witchcraft". During the Qin-Han periods, witchcraft was transformed by the theory of Yin-Yang and Five-Phases as a part of technical profession. Among them, the system of demon-ghost witchcraft was replaced by the necromantic ghost system; exorcism and taboo system were infiltrated with the conception of the art of mathematics and technical system; whereas the superstitious art of anti-disaster was replaced by incantation. The remnants of medical witchcraft not yet totally transformed were also applied by the technical professionals of the Qin-Han Dynasties.

  6. Debating Modernity as Secular Religion: Hans Kelsen’s futile exchange with Eric Voegelin

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    Thomassen, Bjørn

    2014-01-01

    This article reviews the mysterious and recently published last book by Hans Kelsen, “Secular Religion. A Polemic Against the Misinterpretation of Modern Social Philosophy, Science and Politics as ‘New Religions’”, contextualizing it with reference to the little known dialogue between Hans Kelsen...... and Eric Voegelin. The confrontation between Kelsen and Voegelin, two of the most illustrious émigré scholars who found in America their new home, is important to revisit because it touches upon several axes of debate of crucial importance to postwar intellectual history: the religion/secularity debate......, the positivist/anti-positivist debates, and the controversy that also led to the famous Voegelin/Arendt debate: how to read the horrors of totalitarianism into a historical trajectory of modernity. Although the Kelsen/Voegelin exchange ended in failure and bitterness its substance matter goes to the heart...

  7. Study on measuring social cost of water pollution: concentrated on Han River water system

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    Kim, Kwang Im; Min, Dong Gee; Chung, Hoe Seong; Lim, Hyun Jeong; Kim, Mee Sook [Korea Environment Institute, Seoul (Korea)

    1999-12-01

    Following the economic development and the progress of urbanization, the damage on water pollution has been more serious but a social cost caused by water pollution cannot be measured. Although the need of water quality preservation is emphasized, a base material for public investment on enhancing water quality preservation is not equipped yet due to the absence of economic values of water resource. Therefore it measured a cost generated by leaving pollution not treated water quality in this study. To measure the usable value of water resource or the cost of water pollution all over the country should include a national water system, but this study is limited on the mainstream of Han River water system from North Han River through Paldang to Chamsil sluice gates. Further study on Nakdong River and Keum River water systems should be done. 74 refs., 4 figs., 51 tabs.

  8. Clever Hans and his effects: Karl Krall and the origins of experimental parapsychology in Germany.

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    De Sio, Fabio; Marazia, Chantal

    2014-12-01

    Shortly before the outbreak of World War I, the so-called Elberfeld horses, the counting and speaking animals, were among the most debated subjects of the newborn comparative psychology. Yet, they have left little trace in the historiography of this discipline, mostly as an appendix of the more famous Clever Hans. Their story is generally told as the prelude to the triumph of reductionistic experimental psychology. By paying a more scrupulous attention than has so far being done to the second life of Hans, and to the endeavours of his second master, Karl Krall, this article explores the story of the Elberfeld horses as an important, if so far neglected, chapter in the history of experimental parapsychology. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  9. Mutation analysis of the WNT4 gene in Han Chinese women with premature ovarian failure

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    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The WNT4 gene plays an important role in female sex determination and differentiation. It also contributes to maintaining of the ovaries and the survival of follicles. Methods We sequenced the coding region and splice sites of WNT4 in 145 Han Chinese women with premature ovarian failure (POF and 200 healthy controls. Results Only one novel variation, in Exon 2 (195C > T, was detected among the women with POF. However, this synonymous variation did not result in a change in amino acid sequence (65 Asp > Asp. No further variants were found in any of the samples. Conclusion Although we cannot provide any evidence that it is a possible disease-causing gene, this study is the first attempt to investigate the possible role of WNT4 in Han Chinese women with POF.

  10. Image and Role of the Queen Mother of the West in Han Grave Art

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    Nataša VAMPELJ SUHADOLNIK

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    Full Text Available The present article is a detailed study of the image of an ancient Chinese goddess, The Queen Mother of the West, called Xiwangmu 西王母 in Chinese. In the mythological tradition, Xiwangmu is a goddess who possesses the elixir of immortality and dwells in the western paradise, on the magic mountain Kunlun 崑崙. While her image can be found in mural paintings, and on lacquered objects and bronze mirrors, it appears primarily in the form of relief images on the stones and bricks of grave chambers and temples in the Han (206 BCE–220 CE grave complexes. The literary tradition reveals a multifunctional role of the mother, with her many attributes developing in accordance with the changing values of social and mythological concepts. The article concludes with a detailed discussion of her image and role within the wider cosmological context of Han grave art.

  11. Association of AHSG gene polymorphisms with ischemic stroke in a Han Chinese population.

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    Ma, Shanshan; He, Zhiyi; Zhao, Jie; Li, Lei; Yuan, Liying; Dai, Yingjie; Qiu, Jing

    2013-12-01

    Previous studies have shown associations of fetuin-A (alpha2-Heremans-Schmid glycoprotein, AHSG) with various disorders, including insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes mellitus, metabolic syndrome, and atherosclerosis. In this study, genotype and allele frequencies of the rs4918 SNP in the AHSG gene were examined in 380 patients with ischemic stroke and 350 healthy controls from a Northern Han Chinese population via the PCR-RFLP technique. Frequencies of the GG genotype and the G allele in AHSG (rs4918) were significantly higher in patients with ischemic stroke or atherosclerotic cerebral infarction than those in the control group (P AHSG gene are associated with a risk for ischemic stroke in a Northern Han Chinese population.

  12. Spinocerebellar ataxia type 13 is an uncommon SCA subtype in the Chinese Han population.

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    Peng, Lan; Wang, Chunrong; Chen, Zhao; Wang, Jun-Ling; Tang, Bei-Sha; Jiang, Hong

    2013-07-01

    The spinocerebellar ataxias (SCAs) are a clinically and genetically heterogeneous group of neurodegenerative disorders, among which SCA subtype 13 (SCA13) was found associated with mutations in the KCNC3 gene. Among 522 Chinese Han SCA patients (including familial and sporadic) we have collected since 1995, approximately 40% of them have not yet been assigned genotype. To investigate the mutation frequency of KCNC3 in SCA patients from mainland Chinese Han population, we analyzed the KCNC3 gene in 201 unrelated patients diagnosed with dominantly inherited cerebellar ataxia using the denaturing high-performance liquid chromatography (DHPLC) method. All analyzed samples displayed the normal elution profile, which denoted that no disease-related mutation was identified, suggesting that SCA13 be a rare form of SCA in mainland China.

  13. A cultura alemã na obra infantil Aventuras de Hans Staden, de Monteiro Lobato

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    2007-01-01

    Resumo: A pesquisa A Cultura alemã na obra infantil Aventuras de Hans Staden, de Monteiro Lobato examina, a partir das obras Meu cativeiro entre os selvagens do Brasil (1925) e Aventuras de Hans Staden (1927), a relação de Monteiro Lobato com a cultura alemã. O estudo dessas obras suscita indagações a respeito não só dos processos de tradução e adaptação adotados por Lobato e da recepção da obra pelo público, como também questões referentes à relação do autor com o universo alemão. Sob este a...

  14. Seúl y el Río Han: 1945-2014

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    Eunmi Kim

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Resumen Este artículo contribuye al entendimiento de la evolución de la ciudad de Seúl en torno al Río Han a través del análisis cruzado de su morfología urbana en relación a la situación política y económica, la estrategia urbana y el papel de los planes urbanísticos, así como de las grandes operaciones urbanísticas, en torno al río Han, tanto en los crecimientos de su orilla sur (Gang-Nam, como la transformación del centro histórico en el norte. El río Han y sus alrededores reflejan el gran cambio de la morfología de Seúl a través de su historia, en la que la relación entre la ciudad de Seúl y el río ha tenido un papel muy importante en la evolución urbana, pasando de ser un área exterior a la zona de influencia de la antigua capital, a convertirse en su centro geográfico con la extensión de la ciudad moderna al sur del río, influenciada por la situación de conflicto existente entre las dos Coreas, y derivando en un gran desequilibrio entre el Norte y el Sur de la ciudad. Palabras clave Seúl, Río Han, evolución, morfología, extensión al sur del río, desequilibrio entre norte y sur del río Abstract This article contributes to the understanding of the evolution of Seoul city around the Han River through cross analysis of their urban morphology in relation to the political and economic situation, the urban strategy and the role of urban planning, as well as the great urban operations around the Han River, in the growth of its southern shore (Gang-Nam and the transformation of the historic center in the north. The Han River and its surroundings reflect the great change in the morphology of Seoul through its history, in which the relationship between the city of Seoul and the river has played an important role in urban development, from being an area outside the area of influence of the former capital, to a geographical center to the extension of the modern city south of the river, influenced by the situation of

  15. Virginia Gutiérrez de Pineda: Ve lo que todos han visto pero piensa lo que otros no han pensado

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    Full Text Available Este ensayo pretende hilvanar las cualidades innatas con las condiciones ambientales y educativas que afianzaron y respaldaron el surgimiento de una personalidad científica de las ciencias sociales y humanas, en una época cuando las mujeres tenían bloqueado el acceso a la formación en este campo. Por cuestión de espacio, apenas sí se menciona lo más destacado de la creación científica y literaria de Virginia Gutiérrez de Pineda, privilegiando aquellas contribuciones que han producido mayor impacto en las comunidades académicas nacional e internacional.

  16. [Hans Prinzhorn. His discussion of psychoanalysis in Dresden and Frankfurt (1922-1928)].

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    Hoffmann, Klaus

    2008-01-01

    Hans Prinzhorn, author of a classical work on the art of mentally ill patients, has almost been forgotten as a psychotherapist discussing psychoanalysis. For several years he worked in a sanatorium in Dresden where Frieda Fromm-Reichmann was one of his colleagues. He supported psychoanalysis at first, but later considered it too rationalistic and scientific. As testified by his writings, this resulted from an attitude which was basically aristocratic and was also responsible for his denigration of other promising approaches.

  17. The first Koç Han: Pioneering modern architecture in Ankara

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    Oya Atalay Franck

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Koç Holding is the most established conglomerate in Turkey. Th e company’s beginnings date from the mid 1920s, when Ahmet Vehbi Koç, founder of Koç Holding, had his first own company registered with the Ankara Chamber of Commerce. In 1932, Koç moved his business from his father’s store on Anafartalar Street to a new building, the first Koç Han, erected the same year on Çankırı Street Nr.13 in Ulus. Th e building’s designer was Swiss-Austrian architect Ernst Arnold Egli, who had come to Turkey only five years earlier upon invitation by the government to work as chief architect of the Ministry of National Education. During his stay, which lasted from 1927 until 1940, Egli realized about 40 projects and worked on many more. Koç Han is the rare example of a commercial building by Egli. At a time when the urban aspect of the old town center of Ankara consisted mostly of one-or two-storeyed stone-and-wood houses, the first Koç Han represented an altogether new building type for the town, in being a multipurpose edifice with space for shops at street level, with large storage facilities below ground, and providing off ices and housing on the upper fl oors. Th e functional rigor of the plan and the sober modernism of the building’s facades contrasted strongly with the architecture of the time. In this respect, the first Koç Han was a strong statement regarding Ahmet Vehbi Koç’s belief in a modern Turkey and to the contribution of the building’s architect, Ernst Arnold Egli, to this project.

  18. No association between thrombosis and factor V gene polymorphisms in Chinese Han population.

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    Yanqing, Hu; Fangping, Chen; Qinzhi, Xie; Zaifu, Jian; Guangping, Wang; Xiaoxia, Zuo; Xiaoqun, Pu; Xiaobo

    2003-03-01

    Activated protein C resistance (APCR) is the most common hereditary condition of thrombosis in Western countries. And it is significantly linked to a single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the coagulation factor V gene that results in the mutations at R506, R306 and HR2 alleles. To determine the prevalence of APCR and its association with the factor V gene SNPs in Chinese Han thrombotic patients, we investigated a total of 346 Chinese thrombotic patients and 140 normal controls for APCR using the APTT-based assays, according to manufacturer's instructions, APC ratio Han population. We concluded that APC resistance in the Chinese Han population might not be associated with mutations of factor V at R506, R306 and HR2 polymorphisms. Some other factors might contribute to APC resistance in the Chinese Han population.

  19. Ethnic Stereotypes and Economic Discrepancy: The Illusion of Differences between Han and Uyghur Chinese

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    Wanhua Peng; Kaiping Peng

    2010-01-01

    This paper presents a rare study on ethnic identity and perception of psychological differences among different ethnic groups in China. The objective is to offer an empirical test on the long standing stereotypes of cultural differences between Han Chinese, the majority ethnic group in China, and Uyghur Chinese, the Muslim minority in Xinjiang region of China. A total of 1600 students from four Chinese universities have been selected and examined in aspects ranging from self-esteems to desire...

  20. Defect of focus in two-line resolution with Hanning amplitude filters

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    Karunasagar, D.; Bhikshamaiah, G.; Keshavulu Goud, M.; Lacha Goud, S.

    In the presence of defocusing the modified Sparrow limits of resolution for two-line objects have been investigated for a diffraction-limited coherent optical system apodized by generalized Hanning amplitude filters. These limits have been studied as a function of different parameters such as intensity ratio, the order of the filter for various amounts of apodization parameter. Results reveal that in some situations the defocusing is effective in enhancing the resolution of an optical system.

  1. Adding a Capability to Extract Sentiment from Text Using HanDles

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    2012-05-01

    effectuer la transition d’HanDles vers un environnement opérationnel, les intervenants de RDDC et des FC doivent décider quels sont les documents les plus...choisi une catégorie de texte, nous pourrons procéder à la formation et à la mise à l’essai du système au sein d’un environnement plus réaliste que ceux

  2. Behavioral differences in three Wistar Han rat lines for emotional reactivity, cognitive processing and ethanol intake.

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    Goepfrich, Anja A; Gluch, Christian; Friemel, Chris M; Schneider, Miriam

    2013-02-17

    Many laboratories obtain their experimental animals from commercial suppliers and are therefore dependent on their conditions and breeding schedules. A breeding stop or the substitution of a particular rat line by the supplier forces the customers to abandon their conventional test animals and to re-establish all behavioral paradigms with a new rat line. Therefore, it is vital to know whether behavioral differences emerge in various breeding lines of the same rat strain. In a recent case, the commercial supplier Harlan Laboratories GmbH is substituting the previous HsdHan:WIST line of Wistar rats with the RccHan:WIST line descending from a different breeding stock. We therefore tested animals of both lines (RccHan:WIST and HsdHan:WIST from Harlan Laboratories GmbH) as well as Wistar rats of the same line but obtained from a different supplier (Janvier) in a broad range of behavioral paradigms. We observed differences in locomotor activity, in classical anxiety-related paradigms (elevated plus maze and light/dark emergence test), as well as in object recognition memory and prepulse inhibition (PPI) of the acoustic startle reflex (ASR). We also found differences in ethanol intake and preference, but not regarding the intake of a palatable food reward and a bitter solution (quinine). These results demonstrate considerable variations in the behavioral phenotype between different breeding lines of the same Wistar rat strain and aim to increase the awareness of behavioral scientists for line and supplier differences affecting animal behavior. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  3. 50 aastat Euroopa integratsiooni: aeg uueks alguseks / Hans-Gert Pöttering

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    Pöttering, Hans-Gert, 1945-

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    Ilmunud ka: Virumaa Teataja, 23. märts 2007, lk. 1; Pärnu Postimees, 24. märts 2007, lk. 19; Koit, 24. märts 2007, lk. 6; Põhjarannik, 24. märts 2007, lk. 2; Severnoje Poberezhje, 24. märts 2007, lk. 2. Euroopa Parlamendi presidendi Hans-Gert Pötteringi mõtted Euroopa Ühenduse asutamislepingu sõlmimise 50. aastapäeva puhul

  4. La Torre de Hanói y los Qn Grafos

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    Mª Milagros Latasa Asso

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available La Torre de Hanói es uno de los hallazgos matemáticos más ingeniosos de la matemática recreativa. Gracias a una leyenda con tinte oriental hoy se conoce de modo universal. Se describen en este artículo las relaciones entre las soluciones del rompecabezas y los ciclos hamiltonianos en los grafos Qn.

  5. Association of rs662799 in APOA5 with CAD in Chinese Han population.

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    Chen, Hua; Ding, Shifang; Zhou, Mi; Wu, Xiayin; Liu, Xi; Wu, Yun; Liu, Dechao

    2018-01-08

    CAD (Coronary Artery Disease) is a complex disease that influenced by various environmental and genetic factors. Previous studies have found many single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) associated with the risk of CAD occurrence. However, the results are inconsistent. In this study, we aim to investigate genetic etiology in Chinese Han population by analysis of 7 SNPs in lipid metabolism pathway that previously has been reported to be associated with CAD. A total of 631 samples were used in this study, including 435 CAD cases and 196 normal healthy controls. SNP genotyping were conducted via multiplex PCR amplifying followed by NGS (next-generation sequencing). Rs662799 in APOA5 (Apolipoprotein A5) gene was associated with CAD in Chinese Han population (Odds-ratio = 1.374, P-value = 0.03). No significant association was observed between the rest of SNPs and CAD. Stratified association analysis revealed rs5882 was associated with CAD in non-hypertension group (Odds-ratio = 1.593, P-value = 0.023). Rs1800588 was associated with CAD in smoking group (Odds-ratio = 1.603, P-value = 0.035). The minor allele of rs662799 was the risk factor of CAD occurrences in Chinese Han population.

  6. [Relationship between Body Height and Craniofacial Lines Measured by CT in Southwest Han Males].

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    Tu, Meng; Luo, Ying-zhen; Fan, Fei; Yun, Li-bing; Deng, Zhen-hua

    2016-04-01

    To establish regression model between craniofacial lines and body height by measuring craniofacial lines in Southwest Han males using CT and to accumulate data for the study of forensic anthropology. Head CT data of 273 Han males in Southwest were collected and 7 craniofacial lines were determined. Multiplanar reconstruction and volume rendering were performed by image post-processing software and the selected lines were measured. The relationship between each measuring indicator and body height was analyzed using SPSS 21.0 software. The regression equation of body height estimation was established and 50 samples were selected again and put into the mathematics models to verify its accuracy. The linear regression equations of 7 lines were established (P estimate (SEE) were 4.597-5.023 cm. The correlation coefficients of the multiple linear regression equation were 0.494-0.524 and the SEE were 4.418-4.458 cm. The return tests showed that the highest ± 1SEE accuracy of the multiple regression equation: y = 83.959+3.589 x6+2.573 x2, were 30%; and the highest ± 2SEE accuracy of the multiple regression equation: y = 72.646+3.316 x6+1.586 x2+1.553 x4+2.211 x3, were 92%. There is significant linear correlation between 7 selected lines and the stature in this study, and the plural linear regression equation established could be applied for estimating the stature of Southwest Han males.

  7. Diacylglycerol kinase κ (DGKK) variants and hypospadias in Han Chinese: association and meta-analysis.

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    Ma, Qichao; Tang, Yunman; Lin, Houwei; Xu, Maosheng; Xu, Guofeng; Fang, Xiaoliang; Chen, Jianhua; Song, Zhijian; Li, Zhiqiang; Shi, Yongyong; Geng, Hongquan

    2015-10-01

    To investigate whether diacylglycerol kinase κ (DGKK) is a susceptibility gene for hypospadias in the Han Chinese population as has been suggested by previous publications. A case-control study involving 466 patients with hypospadias and 402 healthy subjects was conducted to assess the relationship between DGKK single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and hypospadias risk in the Han Chinese population. The 466 hypospadias patients were further divided into mild, moderate and severe subgroups for analysis. Six SNPs (rs1934179, rs4143304, rs9969978, rs1934188, rs4826632 and rs4599945) were marginally associated with mild and moderate hypospadias [odds ratios (ORs) > 1, P = 0.05 to P 1, P > 0.1). After correcting for multiple testing, it was determined that neither individual SNPs nor individual haplotypes were associated with hypospadias. To evaluate this relationship in multiple populations, we performed a meta-analysis on six SNPs, using combined data from our present results and those of previous studies of different races (including 1966 patients and 2492 controls). Six SNPs (rs1934179, rs4143304, rs9969978, rs1934188, rs7063116 and rs1934190) were significantly associated with mild/moderate hypospadias (ORs >1, P hypospadias (OR > 1, P hypospadias susceptibility in the Chinese Han population. Our meta-analysis supports the hypothesis that DGKK is a common risk gene for hypospadias, particularly in cases of mild or moderate hypospadias in Caucasian populations. © 2014 The Authors BJU International © 2014 BJU International Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  8. [Effect of health education of schistosomiasis control with Yi-Han bilingualism].

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    Zong-Liang, Feng; Sha-Sha, Li; Jiao, Hua; Lin, Chen; Zi-Song, Wu; Cong-Min, Xu; Yu-Hua, Lai

    2016-07-12

    To evaluate the intervention effect of Yi-Han bilingual health education of schistosomiasis control. Baimiao Village in Daqing Town, Xichang City, where Yi Nationality inhabited, was chosen as a pilot to carry out Yi-Han bilingual health education of schistosomiasis control from 2012 to 2015. The villagers and students in the pilot area were investigated by questionnaires before and after the intervention to understand their awareness and correct behavior status on schistosomiasis control. After the intervention of Yi-Han bilingual health education of schistosomiasis control for 3 years, the awareness rate and the correct rate of behavior on schistosomiasis control of the villagers in the pilot area improved from 45.79% and 51.12% in 2012 to 97.80% and 98.78% in 2015. As for the students, the two rates mentioned above improved from 64.16% and 60.83% in 2012 to 100% and 98.89% in 2015 respectively, and all the differences between the rates before and after the intervention were statistically significant (all P bilingual health education of schistosomiasis control can obviously improve the knowledge awareness rates and the correct rates of behavior of the residents and students in the gathering area of Yi Nationality.

  9. Compound heterozygous MYO7A mutations segregating Usher syndrome type 2 in a Han family.

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    Zong, Ling; Chen, Kaitian; Wu, Xuan; Liu, Min; Jiang, Hongyan

    2016-11-01

    Identification of rare deafness genes for inherited congenital sensorineural hearing impairment remains difficult, because a large variety of genes are implicated. In this study we applied targeted capture and next-generation sequencing to uncover the underlying gene in a three-generation Han family segregating recessive inherited hearing loss and retinitis pigmentosa. After excluding mutations in common deafness genes GJB2, SLC26A4 and the mitochondrial gene, genomic DNA of the proband of a Han family was subjected to targeted next-generation sequencing. The candidate mutations were confirmed by Sanger sequencing and subsequently analyzed with in silico tools. An unreported splice site mutation c.3924+1G > C compound with c.6028G > A in the MYO7A gene were detected to cosegregate with the phenotype in this pedigree. Both mutations, located in the evolutionarily conserved FERM domain in myosin VIIA, were predicted to be pathogenic. In this family, profound sensorineural hearing impairment and retinitis pigmentosa without vestibular disorder, constituted the typical Usher syndrome type 2. Identification of novel mutation in compound heterozygosity in MYO7A gene revealed the genetic origin of Usher syndrome type 2 in this Han family. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  10. Runoff and Sediment Response to Cascade Hydropower Exploitation in the Middle and Lower Han River, China

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    Junhong Zhang

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available With the rapid development of hydropower exploitation in China, changes in runoff and sediment transport have become a significant issue that cannot be neglected. In this study, the Han River was selected as a study case, where the runoff variation and changes in sediment load at the Baihe, Huangjiagang, Huangzhuang, and Xiantao stations were analyzed in different time periods. The results indicate that impact of cascade hydropower exploitation on runoff and sediment transport is significantly different even during the same time periods. After reservoir regulation, the decreasing of sediment load is faster than that of runoff. Strong positive correlation between runoff and sediment load exists during different time periods, while reservoir operation leads to different turning points at the Baihe, Huangjiagang, Huangzhuang, and Xiantao stations in the middle and lower Han River. As a key driving factor, runoff variation contributed to sediment transport with different impact index CR. The impact index CR before and after the first change point at the Baihe, Huangjiagang, Huangzhuang, and Xiantao stations is 43.35%, −3.68%, 11.17%, and 30.12%, respectively. This study helps us understand and evaluate the hydrological changes under cascade hydropower exploitation in the middle and lower Han River.

  11. Interleukin-18 promoter polymorphisms and risk of Parkinson's disease in a Han Chinese population.

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    Xu, Xiang; Li, Dequan; He, Qing; Gao, Jing; Chen, Biao; Xie, Anmu

    2011-03-24

    The etiology of sporadic Parkinson's disease (PD) is not well established. Interleukin-18 (IL-18), a member of pro-inflammatory cytokines, might influence the risk of sporadic PD occurrence and development. In this study, two DNA polymorphisms at interleukin (IL)-18 promoter, -607C/A (rs1946518) and -137G/C (rs187238), were examined in sporadic PD patients in a Han Chinese population with 290 sporadic PD patients and 200 healthy controls. Direct sequencing was performed in 10% of the samples to validate the genotyping results. The results revealed that for -607C/A polymorphisms, there were significant differences in genotype distribution between PD and control in the total sample (P=0.017) and between LOPD and healthy-matched controls subgroup (P=0.011). For -137G/C polymorphisms, there were no significant differences in genotype distribution and gender and age-related differences between PD and control in the total sample (P=0.610). Results in this study revealed that the IL-18 607C/A polymorphism is a risk factor for sporadic LOPD in Han Chinese population, while IL-18 137G/C polymorphism is not a risk factor for sporadic PD in the Han Chinese population. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  12. Association of NCOA2 gene polymorphisms with obesity and dyslipidemia in the Chinese Han population.

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    Lu, Yuping; Habtetsion, Tsadik Ghebreamlak; Li, Yong; Zhang, Huiping; Qiao, Yichun; Yu, Mingxi; Tang, Yuan; Zhen, Qing; Cheng, Yi; Liu, Yawen

    2015-01-01

    Nuclear receptor coactivator 2 (NCOA2) gene plays an important role in adipogenesis and lipid metabolism. NCOA2 gene null mice exhibited less fat accumulation and lower serum lipid levels, and were protected against obesity. Few studies are known to have analyzed the association of NCOA2 gene single nucleotide polymorphisms with obesity and serum lipid profile. Our study aimed to evaluate the association of NCOA2 gene polymorphisms with the risk of obesity and dyslipidemia in the Chinese Han population. Two NCOA2 gene polymorphisms (rs41391448 and rs10504473) were selected and genotyped in a Chinese Han cohort with 529 participants. The effect of different genotypes on BMI and serum lipid levels (TG, TC, LDL-C and HDL-C) was performed by the analysis of covariance. Association of NCOA2 polymorphisms with obesity and dyslipidemia was assessed by odds ratios (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) under the unconditional logistic regression analysis. Significant association was observed between rs10504473 polymorphism and obesity under the recessive model (OR = 1.88, 95% CI 1.02-3.45, P = 0.047; adjusted OR = 1.87, 95% CI 1.02-3.44, P = 0.048). However, no association remained significant after Bonferroni correction. Our study suggests a possible association between NCOA2 rs10504473 polymorphism and obesity, and this SNP may influence the susceptibility of obesity in the Chinese Han population.

  13. Association study of SHANK3 gene polymorphisms with autism in Chinese Han population

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    Ruan Yan

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Autism, a heterogeneous disease, is described as a genetic psychiatry disorder. Recently, abnormalities at the synapse are supposed to be important for the etiology of autism.SHANK3 (SH3 and multiple ankyrin repeat domains protein gene encodes a master synaptic scaffolding protein at postsynaptic density (PSD of excitatory synapse. Rare mutations and copy number variation (CNV evidence suggested SHANK3 as a strong candidate gene for the pathogenesis of autism. Methods We performed an association study between SHANK3 gene polymorphisms and autism in Chinese Han population. We analyzed the association between five single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs of the SHANK3 gene and autism in 305 Chinese Han trios, using the family based association test (FBAT. Linkage disequilibrium (LD analysis showed the presence of LD between pairwise markers across the locus. We also performed mutation screening for the rare de novo mutations reported previously. Results No significant evidence between any SNPs of SHANK3 and autism was observed. We did not detect any mutations described previously in our cohort. Conclusion We suggest that SHANK3 might not represent a major susceptibility gene for autism in Chinese Han population.

  14. Arginine vasopressin improves the memory deficits in Han Chinese patients with first-episode schizophrenia.

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    Geng, Cai-Hong; Wang, Chao; Yang, Jun; Wang, Hua; Ma, Rui-Qing; Liu, Xu; Wang, Chang-Hong

    2017-11-01

    The memory impairment is a core deficit in the first-episode schizophrenia patients. Arginine vasopressin (AVP) in the brain can improve learning and memory. We performed multicentre, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group clinical trial to study the cognitive functioning in Han Chinese first-episode schizophrenic patients in a 12-week treatment regime with the intranasal administration of AVP (128 cases) or placebo (131 cases) in addition to the conventional treatment. The methods of positive and negative syndrome scale (PANSS), Wechsler memory scale-4th edition (WMS-IV) and event-related potential (ERP) were used to study the effects of AVP on the cognitive function. The results showed that (1) AVP concentration decreased in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of the right-handed Han Chinese first-episode schizophrenic patients comparing with that of the health volunteers (7.1±1.5pg/ml vs 13.3±1.9pg/ml, pmemorizing and extraction of the information although there were many changes of cognitive functions in the right-handed Han Chinese first-episode schizophrenic patients. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  15. [Mode and size of HPA-typed platelet apheresis donor bank in Chinese Han population].

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    Dai, Yu-Dong

    2010-08-01

    This study was purposed to determine the mode and size of human platelet antigens (HPA) typed platelet apheresis donor bank. The published data of HPA distribution collected from Chinese Han population of 16 provinces were analyzed. The combined data were tested with the Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium. The results showed that the bb homozygote was not detected in HPA-1, -4, -6, -10, and b gene was not found in HPA-7-9, 11-14, -16. There were 648 combined HPA 1-16 genotypes in Chinese Han population, and the cumulative frequency of 42 combinations higher than 0.001 were 0.9763. The highest frequency (0.2012) in combination was HPA-(7-8-9-11-12-13-14-16) aa - (1-4-5-6-10) aa-2aa-3ab-15ab. The probability of HPA dual antigen mismatch in HPA-15, -3 and -2 was higher than the 0.1, and the probability in the HPA-1, -5, and -6 was between 0.01 - 0.1. The probability of full-match in HPA1-16 antigens was 0.3195 in Chinese Han population after the random blood transfusion. According to the curve drawn by donor number (N) versus frequency (F), the regression equation LogN = -0.4394 x Ln (F) +0.4324 was derived at P = 95%. If the derived frequency (product of HPA frequency and ABO frequency) is 0.005, then the N should be 576.07 at least in Chinese Han population. It is concluded that the mode of regional, multi-center database of HPA-typed platelet apheresis donor bank may be acceptable in Chinese Han population, and the suitable number of HPA-typed platelet donor in one bank may be 600. Therefore, the bank can be used to treat the platelet transfusion refractoriness (PTR) caused by HPA-15, 3 and 2 mismatch mainly, and can be expanded effectively in similar genetic background to deal with the low-frequency HPA antigens mismatch. The number of HPA-typed platelet apheresis donor influences not only on the frequency of HPA, but also on the frequency of ABO group.

  16. Den farlige negative teologi

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    Steenbuch, Johannes Aakjær

    2013-01-01

    Teologi er læren om Gud. Men kristendommen lærer, at Gud kender vi kun gennem hans åbenbaring. Gud kender vi kun gennem Ordet, Kristus, som han viser sig for os. Historisk og konkret. Ingen positiv, abstrakt teori om Guds væsen er derfor mulig...

  17. Quines empreses han aguantat millor la crisi, les empreses familiars o les no familiars?

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    Jose Luis Gallizo

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Objecte: En aquest estudi és porta a terme un anàlisi comparatiu sobre l’evolució de l’estructura econòmica i financera que presenten les empreses familiars i no familiars de Catalunya en un context d’intensa crisi econòmica. La seva finalitat és poder donar resposta a dos qüestions principals: identificar les característiques diferencials de l’EF respecte a l’EnF i comprovar si aquestes característiques diferencials han permès a les EF aguantar millor la crisi econòmica. Disseny/metodologia: S’ha analitzat una mostra de 750 grans i mitjanes empreses de Catalunya (550 familiars i 200 no familiars durant el període 2008-2012. Les dades s’han obtingut a través de la base de dades SABI, i per a la classificació de les empreses en familiars i no familiars s’ha dut a terme una comprovació individual de cadascuna d’elles per evitar habituals errors de classificació. Posteriorment les empreses s’han classificat en funció de la seva dimensió per dotar d’una major robustes els resultats. També s’ha procurat que la distribució d’empreses per sectors fos similar en les diferents categories per evitar que un efecte sectorial pogués tergiversar els resultats de l’estudi. Aportacions i resultats: L’estudi ha permès constatar les hipòtesis establertes sobre el finançament de les empreses familiars i concloure que aquestes presenten una estructura financera diferent a les Empreses no familiars. Les empreses familiars als seus balanços, presenten un major nivell d’autofinançament gràcies a la seva menor distribució de dividends. A més a més, les EF presenten millors resultats en quant a nivells de cobertura i liquiditat, ja que es troben més capitalitzades i presenten uns nivells d’endeutament inferior que les Empreses no familiars. Aquestes característiques patrimonials i financeres han contribuït a que les empreses familiars aguantin millor els anys de crisi, produint-se durant aquests anys

  18. The Dynamic Distribution of Small-Tail Han Sheep Microbiota across Different Intestinal Segments

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    Hao Zhang

    2018-01-01

    Full Text Available The sheep intestinal tract is characterized by a diverse microbial ecosystem that is vital for the host to digest diet material. The importance of gut microbiota (GM of animals has also been widely acknowledged because of its pivotal roles in the health and well-being of animals. However, there are no relevant studies on GM of small-tail Han sheep, a superior mutton variety domestic in China. In this study, the structure and distribution of gut microflora were studied by high-throughput sequencing technology. Results showed a significant difference between jejunum and cecum, jejunum, and rectum. Meanwhile, the cecum and rectum not only display higher species richness but also exhibit higher similarity of the bacterial diversity than that of the jejunum based on the results of abundance-based coverage estimator (ACE, Chao1, and Shannon indexes. Firmicutes and Bacteroidetes were the predominant phyla in cecum and rectum, while higher relative abundances of Firmicutes and Cyanobacteria were observed in jejunum. At the genus level, Bacteroidetes, Ruminococcus, Lactobacillus, Flavonifractor, and Clostridium were the dominant genera in the cecum and rectum. An obvious dynamic distribution of Lactobacillus is continuously decreasing from the jejunum to the cecum, then to the rectum, whereas the result of Bacteroides is completely inverse. In addition, this study also found many kinds of bacteria associated with the production of volatile fatty acids (VFA colonized in the large intestine. This study is the first to investigate the distribution of intestinal flora in small-tail Han sheep. The findings provide an important indication for diagnosis and treatment of intestinal diseases in small-tail Han sheep, as well as offer a direction for the development of intestinal microecological preparations.

  19. Genetic variants associated with skin aging in the Chinese Han population.

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    Gao, Wenshan; Tan, Jingze; Hüls, Anke; Ding, Anan; Liu, Yu; Matsui, Mary S; Vierkötter, Andrea; Krutmann, Jean; Schikowski, Tamara; Jin, Li; Wang, Sijia

    2017-04-01

    The progression and manifestation of human skin aging has a strong genetic basis; however, most of the supporting evidence has been gathered in Caucasian populations. The genetic contribution to the variation in skin aging in non-Caucasian populations is poorly understood. To investigate the genetic risk factors of relevance for skin aging in East Asians, we conducted the first candidate gene study for signs of skin aging in Han Chinese. We collected skin aging and genotype data in 502 female Han Chinese from the Taizhou cohort. We evaluated skin aging by the validated skin aging score SCINEXA™. Confounding factors were assessed through a questionnaire. We obtained the genotype data for 21 candidate SNPs and for a further 509 SNPs from 16 related candidate genes. Associations were tested by linear and logistic regression analyses and adjusted for potential confounders. Our candidate study found a significant association between SNP rs2066853 in exon 10 of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor gene AHR and crow's feet. In addition, we found a significant association between SNP rs10733310 in intron 5 of BNC2 and pigment spots on the arms, and between SNP rs11979919, 3kb downstream of COL1A2, and laxity of eyelids. Our results identified genetic risk factors for signs of skin aging (pigmentation, wrinkles or laxity) in Han Chinese. We also found that the manifestation of skin aging is further modified by anatomical site. Together with previous work, our results also suggest that different genetic variants could be responsible for distinct skin aging signs characteristic of Caucasians compared to East Asians. Copyright © 2017 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  20. Environmental Risk Factors in Han and Uyghur Children with Dyslexia: A Comparative Study.

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    Hua Zhao

    Full Text Available Several studies have been conducted to explore risk factors for dyslexia. However, most studies examining dyslexia have been skewed toward Western countries, and few have considered two nationalities simultaneously. This study focused on differences in dyslexia prevalence and potential environmental risk factors between Han and Uyghur children.A cross-sectional study was conducted in Kashgar and Aksu, cities in Xinjiang province, China. A two-stage sampling strategy was used to recruit 2,854 students in grades 3-6 from 5 primary schools in 5 districts; 2,348 valid student questionnaires were included in the analysis. Dyslexia checklists for Chinese and Uyghur children and pupil rating scales were used to identify children with dyslexia. Questions related to the home literacy environment and reading ability were used to evaluate potential environmental risk factors. Single factor analysis and multivariate logistic regression were used to examine prevalence and risk factors for dyslexia.Dyslexia prevalence differed significantly between Han (3.9% and Uyghur (7.0% children (P < 0.05, and the boy-to-girl diagnosis ratio was almost 2:1. Multiple logistic regression analysis showed that ethnic differences in dyslexia prevalence between Han and Uyghur children could have occurred because of factors such as mother's occupation (P = 0.02, OR = 0.04, 95% CI = 0.01-0.68 and the frequency with which parents told stories (P = 0.00, OR = 4.50, 95% CI = 1.67-12.11.The prevalence of dyslexia was high in all children, particularly those in the Uyghur group. Environmental factors could have been responsible for some of the differences observed. The results contribute to the early identification and management of dyslexia in children from these two groups and research examining developmental dyslexia and differences in racial genetics.

  1. Familial correlation and aggregation of body mass index and blood pressure in Chinese Han population.

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    Hu, Yang; He, Liu; Wu, Yangfeng; Ma, Guansheng; Li, Liming; Hu, Yonghua

    2013-07-26

    It remains unclear whether the body mass index (BMI) and blood pressure (BP) profile are clustered within families in Chinese Han population. The aim of this study is to explore familial aggregation and parent-offspring correlations of BMI and blood pressure in Chinese Han population. 6,369 Han nucleus families, consisting of parents and at least one biological adult child who were living together, were enrolled from the nation-wide cross-sectional study (China National Nutrition and Health Survey) which was conducted in 2002, with a total number of 19,107 participants aged 18-64 years (6,369 sets of parents, 4,132 sons and 2,237 daughters). Family aggregation (Intra-class correlations, ICCs) and parent-offspring correlations in BMI, systolic BP (SBP) and diastolic BP (DBP) were estimated using linear mixed effect regression models. BMI and BP levels in two generations and ICCs of BMI, SBP and DBP varied across the country. Familial aggregation of overweight/obesity was observed in rural area (ICC=5.4%, p<0.05), and high BP (defined as SBP ≥ 120 mmHg or DBP ≥ 80 mmHg) was more common in low income families (ICC=4.4%, p<0.05) compared to middle income (ICC=1.9%) and high income families (ICC=2.6%). Additionally, offspring with more parents being overweight/obese tend to have higher BMI. The similar trend was found for high BP. However, we did not observe that same-sex parent-offspring correlations of BMI and BP were stronger than the correlations for mother-son or father-daughter. Our study suggested that familial environments, alongside the impact of genetic factors, could be important non-communicable chronic diseases (NCD) risk factors. Family-based intervention taking both mother and father into account might have great potential in NCD prevention for younger generation.

  2. [The polymorphism of ten STR loci in Chinese Han population in Chengdu].

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    Luo, Hao; Yan, Jing; Zhang, Lin; Liao, Miao; Li, Ying-Bi; Hou, Yi-Ping; Wu, Jin

    2009-04-01

    To obtain data of polymorphism distribution of 10 short tandem repeat (STR) D1S2145, D3S2433, D5S1507, D5S2502, D8S2319, D9S926, D16S767, D17S2181, GATA140E03, GATA196B10 in Chinese Han population in Chengdu and to evaluate their usefulness in the field of forensic science and their species specificity. DNA of 100 unrelated individuals of Chengdu Han population was extracted with Chelex method, amplified by PCR, then typed with silver staining after polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis(PAGE). Ten different animals were selected as the controls in this study for evaluating the species specificity of the ten STR loci. In the ten STR loci of Chengdu Han population, 6, 5, 8, 5, 6, 7, 7, 5, 7 and 7 alleles were found, respectively. 17, 14, 28, 15, 16, 18, 15, 14, 19 and 21 genotypes were observed in the ten loci, respectively. The allele and genotype frequency distributions of the ten loci were detected no deviation from the Hardy-Weinberg law of equilibrium. By comparison with the data from 10 different animals, the species specificity of D3S2433, D5S1507, D5S2502, D8S2319 and GATA196B10 was good, but part of animals had amplification product at typing field of the other loci. The 10 STR loci mentioned above are highly polymorphic and can be used in the forensic personal identification and paternity testing.

  3. Environmental Risk Factors in Han and Uyghur Children with Dyslexia: A Comparative Study.

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    Zhao, Hua; Zhang, Baoping; Chen, Yun; Zhou, Xiang; Zuo, Pengxiang

    2016-01-01

    Several studies have been conducted to explore risk factors for dyslexia. However, most studies examining dyslexia have been skewed toward Western countries, and few have considered two nationalities simultaneously. This study focused on differences in dyslexia prevalence and potential environmental risk factors between Han and Uyghur children. A cross-sectional study was conducted in Kashgar and Aksu, cities in Xinjiang province, China. A two-stage sampling strategy was used to recruit 2,854 students in grades 3-6 from 5 primary schools in 5 districts; 2,348 valid student questionnaires were included in the analysis. Dyslexia checklists for Chinese and Uyghur children and pupil rating scales were used to identify children with dyslexia. Questions related to the home literacy environment and reading ability were used to evaluate potential environmental risk factors. Single factor analysis and multivariate logistic regression were used to examine prevalence and risk factors for dyslexia. Dyslexia prevalence differed significantly between Han (3.9%) and Uyghur (7.0%) children (P dyslexia prevalence between Han and Uyghur children could have occurred because of factors such as mother's occupation (P = 0.02, OR = 0.04, 95% CI = 0.01-0.68) and the frequency with which parents told stories (P = 0.00, OR = 4.50, 95% CI = 1.67-12.11). The prevalence of dyslexia was high in all children, particularly those in the Uyghur group. Environmental factors could have been responsible for some of the differences observed. The results contribute to the early identification and management of dyslexia in children from these two groups and research examining developmental dyslexia and differences in racial genetics.

  4. Vitamin D binding protein variants associate with asthma susceptibility in the Chinese Han population.

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    Li, Fei; Jiang, Lei; Willis-Owen, Saffron A; Zhang, Youming; Gao, Jinming

    2011-08-03

    Asthma is a genetically heterogeneous disease. Polymorphisms of genes encoding components of the vitamin D pathway have been reported to associate with the risk of asthma. We have previously demonstrated that vitamin D status was associated with lung function in Chinese asthma patients. In this study, we tested whether polymorphisms of genes encoding for vitamin D receptor (VDR), vitamin D 25-hydroxylase (CYP2R1) and vitamin D binding protein (GC) were associated with asthma in the Chinese Han population. We sequenced all 8 exons of VDR and all 5 exons of CYP2R1 in a Chinese case-control cohort of asthma consisting of 467 cases and 288 unrelated healthy controls. Two mutations were identified in these regions. These variants were specified as rs2228570 in exon 2 of VDR and rs12794714 in exon 1 of CYP2R1. We also genotyped two common polymorphisms in GC gene (rs4588 and rs7041) by a PCR-restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) method. We analyzed the association between these 4 polymorphisms and asthma susceptibility and asthma-related traits. Polymorphic markers in VDR and CYP2R1 were not associated with asthma in the Chinese Han cohort. Importantly, variants in GC gene, which give rise to the two most common electrophoretic isoforms of the vitamin D binding protein, were associated with asthma susceptibility. Compared with isoform Gc1, Gc2 was significantly associated with the risk of asthma (OR = 1.35, 95% CI = 1.01-1.78 p = 0.006). The results provide supporting evidence for association between GC variants and asthma susceptibility in the Chinese Han population.

  5. Association study of ankylosing spondylitis and polymorphisms in ERAP1 gene in Zhejiang Han Chinese population.

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    Liu, Yangbo; Li, Liangda; Shi, Shanfen; Chen, Xin; Gao, Jianqing; Zhu, Minyu; Yuan, Jiandong

    2016-02-01

    The susceptibility loci of ERAP1 polymorphisms have been found to be strongly associated with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). The researches in multiple ethnic cohorts suggested that the population attributable risk in ERAP1 polymorphisms is at a high significance level. This study was undertaken to estimate the prevalence and incidence of subsets of AS and investigate the specific variants of ERAP1 polymorphisms in AS susceptibility, in the Han ethnic Chinese population in Zhejiang Province. AS patients were selected, diagnosed, and confirmed by a qualified rheumatologist. The basal clinical and demographic characteristics were compared with all subjects. Genotypes for eight selected single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in ERAP1 gene (rs27038, rs27037, rs27434, rs27980, rs7711564, rs30187, rs10050860, and rs17482078) were determined by using the Sequenom MassARRAY iPLEX platform in Zhejiang Han Chinese population. Association analyses were performed on the whole genotyped data set in 707 unrelated ankylosing spondylitis cases and 837 ethnically matched controls. We observed the strongest association between AS and HLA-B27, which confers over 90 % of ankylosing spondylitis cases. Moreover, we found three loci of ERAP1 polymorphisms were at a high significance level (rs27037 P = 0.00451; rs27434 P = 0.00012; rs27980 P = 0.00682) with AS in Zhejiang population. We also confirmed polymorphism locus of ERAP1 previously reported association with AS (rs27434; P = 5.3 × 10(-12)). Our results indicated a difference in the mechanism of susceptibility loci in subsets of Zhejiang Han Chinese population and provided further evidence that rs27434 is the key polymorphism associated with AS in ERAP1 gene.

  6. FCRL3 gene polymorphisms confer autoimmunity risk for allergic rhinitis in a Chinese Han population.

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    Zheng Gu

    Full Text Available Heredity and environmental exposures may contribute to a predisposition to allergic rhinitis (AR. Autoimmunity may also involve into this pathologic process. FCRL3 (Fc receptor-like 3 gene, a novel immunoregulatory gene, has recently been reported to play a role in autoimmune diseases.This study was performed to evaluate the potential association of FCRL3 polymorphisms with AR in a Chinese Han population.Five single-nucleotide polymorphisms of FCRL3, rs945635, rs3761959, rs7522061, rs10489678 and rs7528684 were genotyped in 540 AR patients and 600 healthy controls using a PCR-restriction fragment length polymorphism assay. Allele, genotype and haplotype frequencies were compared between patients and controls using the χ2 test. The online software platform SHEsis was used to analyze their haplotypes.This study identified three strong risk SNPs rs7528684, rs10489678, rs7522061 and one weak risk SNP rs945635 of FCRL3 in Chinese Han AR patients. For rs7528684, a significantly increased prevalence of the AA genotype and A allele in AR patients was recorded. The frequency of the GG genotype and G allele of rs10489678 was markedly higher in AR patients than those in controls. For rs7522061, a higher frequency of the TT genotype, and a lower frequency of the CT genotype were found in AR patients. Concerning rs945635, a lower frequency of the CC genotype, and a higher frequency of G allele were observed in AR patients. According to the analysis of the three strong positive SNPs, the haplotype of AGT increased significantly in AR cases (AR = 38.8%, Controls = 24.3%, P = 8.29 × 10(-14, OR [95% CI] 1.978 [1.652~2.368].This study found a significant association between the SNPs in FCRL3 gene and AR in Chinese Han patients. The results suggest these gene polymorphisms might be the autoimmunity risk for AR.

  7. La discreta y sorprendente vigencia del ideólogo del despotismo chino: Han Feizi

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    Conde, Juan Luis

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Han Feizi (3rd century B.C. is the main representative of the Chinese Legalist school (făjiā. The tenets of this political theory have earned him the nickname “the Chinese Machiavelli”. His ideas were adopted by Qin Shihuang, the so-called First Emperor, who unified China and unleashed a despotic régime characterized by the crackdown of any political debate and the suppression of free speech. The connexion between rhetorical development and the political sphere in the context of Classical China’s last stage may set the scene for a wider discussion about that link. Comparative rhetoric will provide further ground for connexions between classical Chinese Legalist ideas and contemporary Neoliberal discourse.Han Feizi (s. III a.C. es el principal representante de la escuela legista china (făjiā. Los principios de su teoría política le han granjeado el apodo de “el Maquiavelo chino”. Sus ideas serían adoptadas por Qin Shihuang, el Primer Emperador, quien unificó China e impuso un régimen despótico caracterizado por la represión del debate político y la supresión de la libertad de expresión. La conexión entre el desarrollo de la retórica y la situación política en el contexto de la última etapa del clasicismo chino puede servir de fondo para una consideración más amplia de dicho nexo. La retórica comparada proporciona las bases para relacionar el pensamiento legista chino con el discurso neoliberal contemporáneo.

  8. Vitamin D binding protein variants associate with asthma susceptibility in the Chinese han population

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    Zhang Youming

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Asthma is a genetically heterogeneous disease. Polymorphisms of genes encoding components of the vitamin D pathway have been reported to associate with the risk of asthma. We have previously demonstrated that vitamin D status was associated with lung function in Chinese asthma patients. In this study, we tested whether polymorphisms of genes encoding for vitamin D receptor (VDR, vitamin D 25-hydroxylase (CYP2R1 and vitamin D binding protein (GC were associated with asthma in the Chinese Han population. Methods We sequenced all 8 exons of VDR and all 5 exons of CYP2R1 in a Chinese case-control cohort of asthma consisting of 467 cases and 288 unrelated healthy controls. Two mutations were identified in these regions. These variants were specified as rs2228570 in exon 2 of VDR and rs12794714 in exon 1 of CYP2R1. We also genotyped two common polymorphisms in GC gene (rs4588 and rs7041 by a PCR-restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP method. We analyzed the association between these 4 polymorphisms and asthma susceptibility and asthma-related traits. Results Polymorphic markers in VDR and CYP2R1 were not associated with asthma in the Chinese Han cohort. Importantly, variants in GC gene, which give rise to the two most common electrophoretic isoforms of the vitamin D binding protein, were associated with asthma susceptibility. Compared with isoform Gc1, Gc2 was significantly associated with the risk of asthma (OR = 1.35, 95% CI = 1.01-1.78 p = 0.006. Conclusions The results provide supporting evidence for association between GC variants and asthma susceptibility in the Chinese Han population.

  9. The "Father of Stress" Meets "Big Tobacco": Hans Selye and the Tobacco Industry.

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    Petticrew, MP; Lee, K.

    2011-01-01

    : The concept of stress remains prominent in public health and owes much to the work of Hans Selye (1907-1982), the "father of stress." One of his main allies in this work has never been discussed as such: the tobacco industry. After an analysis of tobacco industry documents, we found that Selye received extensive tobacco industry funding and that his research on stress and health was used in litigation to defend the industry's interests and argue against a causal role for smoking in coronary...

  10. Hans Kelsen e Carl Schmitt: o debate entre normativismo e decisionismo

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    Godoy, Paula Véspoli

    2010-01-01

    Este trabalho visa abordar o debate entre os juristas Hans Kelsen e Carl Schmitt ocorrido no entreguerras, durante a República de Weimar. Procura analisar a teoria e os conceitos que cada autor possui sobre questões como democracia, soberania, poder de um governante e seus limites, Estado de Direito, força e função da Constituição. Analisa os dualismos que permeiam este debate, dentre os quais, normativismo e decisionismo, Direito e Poder, Jurídico e Político, normalidade e exceção, reflexões...

  11. SNAP25 is associated with schizophrenia and major depressive disorder in the Han Chinese population.

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    Wang, Qingzhong; Wang, Yanlin; Ji, Weidong; Zhou, Guoquan; He, Kuanjun; Li, Zhiqiang; Chen, Jianhua; Li, Wenjin; Wen, Zujia; Shen, Jiawei; Qiang, Yu; Ji, Jue; Wang, Yujiong; Shi, Yongyong; Yi, Qizhong; Wang, Yonggang

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    Synaptosomal-associated protein of 25 kDa (SNAP25) is a member of the soluble N-ethylmaleimide-sensitive factor attachment receptor (SNARE) protein complex, which plays essential roles in the modulation of different voltage-gated calcium channels and neurotransmitter release. Many previous studies have reported the SNAP25 gene to be significantly associated with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Recently, shared genetic variants have been demonstrated in 5 major psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia, major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, autism spectrum disorders, and ADHD. However, no compelling, convincing evidence has suggested an association between SNAP25 and schizophrenia or major depressive disorder. Thus, we investigated the association between SNAP25 and both schizophrenia and major depressive disorder in the Han Chinese population. We performed a large-scale case-control study to test the association between SNAP25 and 2 major mental disorders, schizophrenia (DSM-IV criteria) and major depressive disorder (DSM-IV criteria), in the Han Chinese population. Seven single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) were genotyped in 1,330 schizophrenia patients, 1,045 major depressive disorder patients, and 1,520 healthy controls of Han Chinese origin. Two SNPs, rs3787283 and rs3746544, were found to be associated with both schizophrenia (rs3746544, adjusted P = .00257) and major depressive disorder (rs3746544, adjusted P = .0485; rs3787283, adjusted P = .00387) in this study. The AG haplotype consisting of rs3787283 and rs3746544 was also significantly associated with both schizophrenia and major depressive disorder (schizophrenia: adjusted P = .0126; major depressive disorder: adjusted P = .000580). Additionally, we carried out a meta-analysis of the current data and published association results and further confirmed the association between rs3746544 and schizophrenia (Pmeta = .002, ORmeta = 1.213 [95% CI, 1.077-1.367]). Our results

  12. Traduire la bêtise. Entretien avec Hans-Horst Henschen

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    Hans-Horst Henschen

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    Full Text Available Quand il entreprend de traduire l’ensemble du corpus Bouvard et Pécuchet, Hans-Horst Henschen est déjà un traducteur reconnu. Ses traductions et/ou éditions de Barthes, Lévi-Strauss, Lyotard, Althusser, Michel Serres ou Jean Starobinski font de lui en Allemagne un relais important de la pensée française. Et à ces traductions d’auteurs ou de courants critiques, s’ajoutent celles qui s’y rattachent par raccroc ; celles qui semblent au contraire quitter les champs de l’anthropologie, de la psych...

  13. ELEMENTOS PARA PENSAR A CRISE DA RACIONALIDADE OCIDENTAL - O CAMINHO DE HANS JONAS E DE LEVINAS

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    Flaviano Fonseca

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    Full Text Available Este artigo destaca a importância de pensar a racionalidade ocidental a partir dacategoria da alteridade e da responsabilidade ética. A razão instrumental colaborousignificativamente para com a profunda crise pela qual passa a nossa racionalidade ocidental.Hans Jonas propõe uma nova ética nesta época em que somos chamados a escolher o nossofuturo. Isso implica refletir sobre a questão do ser (humano e não humano como fim em simesmo, pois somos uma comunidade terrestre com um destino comum.

  14. Hans Kelsen: una biografía cultural mínima

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    Losano, Mario Giuseppe

    2006-01-01

    El artículo trata sobre la importancia del pensamiento y la figura de Hans Kelsen dentro de la ciencia jurídica del siglo XX y el lugar privilegiado que tiene reservado en la misma su Teoría Pura del Derecho. Esta sitúa a Kelsen como un filósofo del Derecho aunque sus primeros intereses hayan sido la teoría del Estado y el Derecho público y aparezca el Derecho internacional como el tema más tratado en sus escritos. Los hechos históricos que determinaron la vida de este autor se van enlazando ...

  15. De lo espiritual en la arquitectura: Wassily Kandinsky y Hans Scharoun

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    Fariña Busto, María José

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    Este trabajo de investigación establece la relación entre dos campos del arte, pintura y arquitectura, a través del estudio comparativo de las obras de dos artistas, el pintor Wassily Kandinsky y el arquitecto Hans Scharoun. Se parte del desarrollo vivencial de los personajes, estableciendo la importancia que sobre sus obras ejercieron los momentos históricos que les tocó vivir, estando influenciados por el contexto cultural en que se mueven, en el que artistas de todas las ramas avanzan por ...

  16. A Diachronic Index and Glossary to What Is Justice? Collected Essays by Hans Kelsen

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    Prebble QC, John; Opacic, Nina

    2017-01-01

    "What is Justice?" is a compilation of essays by Hans Kelsen that deal with problems of justice and their relationship to law, philosophy, and science. The broad scope and applicability of "What is Justice?" makes it a valuable source for research and writing across jurisdictions and in almost any area of law. Access to the English translation of "What is Justice?" is challenging because the book has no index. This present Index aims to provide scholars with a way in to Kelsen's work. Kels...

  17. Shaping biomedical objects across history and philosophy:a conversation with Hans-Jörg Rheinberger.

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    García-Sancho, Miguel; González-Silva, Matiana; Jesús Santesmases, María; Rheinberger, Hans-Jörg

    2014-01-01

    Historical epistemology, according to the historian of science Hans-Jörg Rheinberger, is a space through which "to take experimental laboratory work into the realm of philosophy". This key concept, together with the crucial events and challenges of his career, were discussed in a public conversation which took place on the occasion of Rheinberger's retirement. By making sense of natural phenomena in the laboratory, the act of experimenting shapes the object; it is this shaping which became the core of Rheinberger's own research across biology and philosophy into history. For his intellectual agenda, a history of the life sciences so constructed became "epistemologically demanding".

  18. Ethos kantiano e funcionalização da história em Hans Blumenberg

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    Feron, Olivier

    2015-01-01

    O historicismo assumido por Hans Blumenberg foi, muitas vezes, interpretado como método aplicado à história da filosofia, sobretudo sua análise dos tempos modernos. O presente artigo propõe uma leitura complementar que faz dessa fenomenologia histórica a expressão de uma prática ética da filosofia que, apesar da desconstrução do conceito de teleologia, encontra em Kant sua inspiração prática.

  19. HANS BELLMER, UN ARTISTE PHILOSOPHE OU L'IDENTITE EN QUESTION

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    MARYVONNE PERROT

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available If the surrealist group has attracted the interest of philosophers, one can also note that some of these artists have attempted to develop their own philosophical reflection. This was the case of Hans Bellmer obsessed with the themes of desire, body and metamorphosis and, through that, with the games of identity and otherness. The anatomy of the image, one of Bellmer’s essential books, also shows the role of the artistic creation in the efforts to illuminate the “enigma of existence”.

  20. Savage Nature and Noble Spirit in Han Sorya's Wolves: A North Korean Morality Tale

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    Alzo David-West

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Peer reviewed article. This paper is a narratological study of Han Sorya's Wolves, a canonical novelette in the tradition of North Korean socialist realism that has been adjudicated outside North Korea as anti-American, anti-Christian, and extremely racist. The novelette, however, is a more metaphorical, hybrid, and complicated piece of writing than has previously been assumed. Descriptive and interpretative narratological analysis reveals that Wolves is a patriotic-proletarian morality tale against colonialism, imperialism, racism, and war. The story also reveals grand metaphysical and normative Neo-Confucian imperatives, which operate as moral shaping principles that are interwoven into character, plot, and theme.

  1. Molecular analysis of RNF213 gene for moyamoya disease in the Chinese Han population.

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    Zhiyuan Wu

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Moyamoya disease (MMD is an uncommon cerebrovascular disorder characterized by progressive occlusion of the internal carotid artery causing cerebral ischemia and hemorrhage. Genetic factors in the etiology and pathogenesis of MMD are being increasingly recognized. Previous studies have shown that the RNF213 gene was related to MMD susceptibility in the Japanese population. However, there is no large scale study of the association between this gene and MMD in the Chinese Han population. Thus we designed this case-control study to validate the R4810K mutation and to define the further spectrum of RNF213 mutations in Han Chinese. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Genotyping of the R4810K mutation in the RNF213 gene was performed in 170 MMD cases and 507 controls from a Chinese Han population. The R4810K mutation was identified in 22 of 170 MMD cases (13%, including 21 heterozygotes and a single familial homozygote. Two of the 507 controls (0.4% were heterozygous R4810K carriers. The R4810K mutation greatly increased the risk for MMD (OR = 36.7, 95% CI: 8.6~156.6, P = 6.1 E-15. The allele frequency of R4810K was significantly different between patients with ischemia and hemorrhage (OR = 5.4, 95% CI: 1.8~16.1, P = 0.001. Genomic sequencing covering RNF213 exon 40 to exon 68 also identified eight other non-R4810K variants; P4007R, Q4367L, A4399T, T4586P, L4631V, E4950D, A5021V and M5136I. Among them A4399T polymorphism was found in 28/170 cases (16.5% and 45/507 controls (8.9% and was associated with MMD (OR = 2.0, 95% CI: 1.2~3.3, P = 0.004, especially with hemorrhage (OR = 2.8, 95% CI: 1.2~6.5, P = 0.014. CONCLUSIONS: RNF213 mutations are associated with MMD susceptibility in Han Chinese. The ischemic type MMD is particularly related to the R4810K mutation. However, A4399T is also a susceptible variant for MMD, primarily associated with hemorrhage. Identification of novel variants in the RNF213 gene further highlights the genetic

  2. Friedrich Nietzsche, Hans J. Morgenthau y el nacimiento de la tragedia

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    Dall'Ongaro, Federico Guillermo

    2012-01-01

    El presente estudio pretende identificar paralelismos argumentativos entre F. Nietzsche y Hans J. Morgenthau en relación a la manera en que ambos conciben la esencia de la tragedia, centrándonos en los escritos "El nacimiento de la Tragedia", "Scientific Man vs.Power Politics" y “The significance of being alone”. Ello supondrá una lectura filosófico-política de lo escrito por el padre del Realismo Político contemporáneo, dejando entrever la manera en que hizo de los planteos nietzscheanos ob...

  3. Vision improvement in a Taiwanese (Han Chinese family with Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy

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    Hong-Zin Lin

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available In this report, we describe a Taiwanese (Han Chinese family with Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy. The family carried a mitochondrial DNA mutation (mtDNA m.14484T>C associated with spontaneous visual improvement. A 15-year-old boy from this family was diagnosed with Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy 6 months after losing his vision. His vision recovered after 8 months of supportive treatment. His mother, older brother, and two sisters also had the same mutation and had previously experienced vision loss. In this family, there was no male predominance.

  4. Gardens and Gateways: Journeys within the Vision of Han-shan

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    Anne Beidler

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Although rooted in the work of the T’ang poet Han-shan, this paper is ultimately about the ways in which writers and artists engage with what they experience in the world. The work of filmmaker Trin T Minh-Ha, poems by W.S. Merwin, Burtin Watson’s translations, and the thoughts on the creative process of translation by Tony Barnstone and Gary Snyder have all informed my work as an artist and the images I present here.

  5. “Anders And, han virker så dansk” -At vokse op med Disney i Danmark

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    Anne Mette Stevn

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    Full Text Available Siden Mickey Mouse først så dagens lys i 1928, har Walt Disneys figurer og eventyruniverser bredt sig til hele jordkloden: Anders And, Mickey Mouse, Snehvide, Simba, Tarzan m.fl. Indtil for 10-15 år siden var den normale Disneyoplevelse for en dansker først og fremmest knyttet til det skriftlige medie, nemlig tegneserie-bladene og især Anders And & Co. I dag er 'Disneykulturen' en stærk flerarmet mediekultur, som går på tværs af generationer og krydser landegrænser; og Disneys tilstedeværelse i børns populærkultur i næsten hele verden er blevet meget mere omfat- tende, siden eventyrets begyndelse i 1920erne. I denne artikel belyser Anne Mette Stevn gennem en historisk orienteret receptionsanalyse, hvorledes danskernes brug og oplevelse af Disneys produkter har ud- viklet sig.

  6. His Excellency Dr. Hans Brattskar, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Norway to the United Nations Office, visiting CERN

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    Ambassador Hans Brattskar signing the guest book with Director for international relations Charlotte Warakaulle and Director-General Fabiola Gianotti; Deputy Permanent Representative and Minister Kjersti Sommerset and CERN Advisers Pippa Wells and Jens Vigen are also present.

  7. Factor analysis and cluster analysis applied to assess the water quality of middle and lower Han River in Central China

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    Kuo, Yi-Ming; Liu, Wen-Wen

    2015-04-01

    The Han River basin is one of the most important industrial and grain production bases in the central China. A lot of factories and towns have been established along the river where large farmlands are located nearby. In the last few decades the water quality of the Han River, specifically in middle and lower reaches, has gradually declined. The agricultural nonpoint pollution and municipal and industrial point pollution significantly degrade the water quality of the Han River. Factor analysis can be applied to reduce the dimensionality of a data set consisting of a large number of inter-related variables. Cluster analysis can classify the samples according to their similar characters. In this study, factor analysis is used to identify major pollution indicators, and cluster analysis is employed to classify the samples based on the sample locations and hydrochemical variables. Water samples were collected from 12 sample sites collected from Xiangyang City (middle Han River) to Wuhan City (lower Han River). Correlations among 25 hydrochemical variables are statistically examined. The important pollutants are determined by factor analysis. A three-factor model is determined and explains over 85% of the total river water quality variation. Factor 1, including SS, Chl-a, TN and TP, can be considered as the nonpoint source pollution. Factor 2, including Cl-, Br-, SO42-, Ca2+, Mg2+, K+, Fe2+ and PO43-, can be treated as the industrial pollutant pollution. Factor 3, including F- and NO3-, reflects the influence of the groundwater or self-purification capability of the river water. The various land uses along the Han River correlate well with the pollution types. In addition, the result showed that the water quality of Han River deteriorated gradually from middle to lower Han River. Some tributaries have been seriously polluted and significantly influence the mainstream water quality of the Han River. Finally, the result showed that the nonpoint pollution and the point

  8. Glaciological and chemical studies on ice cores from Hans Tausen ice cap, Greenland

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    Clausen, H.B.; Stampe, Mia; Hammer, C.U.

    2001-01-01

    The paper presents studies of various chemical and isotopical parameters from ice cores drilled in the northernmost located ice cap, Hans Tausen Iskappe, Pearyland, Greenland (HT). The 346 m main core (MC95) was drilled to bedrock in 1995 as well as a 35 m shallow core (SC95). A 60 m shallow core...... to the thermo-nuclear tests in the atmosphere in the early 1960'ies. Many of the investigated parameters exhibit seasonal variations, e.g. d18O, acidity, Cl- and dust, therefore the study of the accumulation history of the ice cap improves our knowledge of the question if the mass balance of the Hans Tausen...... exist along the 1995 cores (MC95 and SC95) and finally detailed records of dust and water soluble ion concentrations exist on selected parts of MC95. To determine a time scale for the ice core is an important prerequisite for the interpretation of other records. The age scale is based on acid layers...

  9. 50 Years of Bong-Han Theory and 10 Years of Primo Vascular System

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    Kwang-Sup Soh

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The primo vascular system (PVS was first introduced by Bong-Han Kim via his five research reports. Among these the third report was most extensive and conclusive in terms of the PVS anatomy and physiology relating to the acupuncture meridians. His study results, unfortunately, were not reproduced by other scientists because he did not describe the materials and methods in detail. In 2002, a research team in Seoul National University reinitiated the PVS research, confirmed the existence of PVS in various organs, and discovered new characteristics of PVS. Two important examples are as follows: PVS was found in the adipose tissue and around cancer tissues. In parallel to these new findings, new methods for observing and identifying PVS were developed. Studies on the cell and material content inside the PVS, including the immune function cells and stem cells, are being progressed. In this review, Bong-Han Kim’s study results in his third report are summarized, and the new results after him are briefly reviewed. In the last section, the obstacles in finding the PVS in the skin as an anatomical structure of acupuncture meridian are discussed.

  10. [Polymorphism of CXCR4 coding region of human immunodeficiency virus-1 in Chinese Han people].

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    Liu, Ming-xu; Wang, Fu-sheng; Hong, Wei-guo; Wang, Bo; Jin, Lei; Lei, Zhou-yun; Hou, Jing

    2003-06-01

    To study the polymorphism of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-1 coreceptor CXCR4 in Chinese Han ethnic group for AIDS prevention and treatment. Totally 48 individuals were enrolled into the study. CXCR4 (cDNA No-AF147204) was cloned by PCR amplification using 2 pairs of primers, then sequenced using sequencing primers. The results of the same sequencing primers were analyzed by DNAstar software to find and identify single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) sites. Totally 7 SNPs were found in the coding region of CXCR4, among them 3 were synonymous mutation (C-->T at loci 129, 426 and 968), 3 were missense mutation (C-->T at locus 38, A-->T at locus 90, and A-->C at locus 712) and 1 was stop mutation (C-->T at 106, which converted the codon for glutamic acid into stop codon). The polymorphism of CXCR4 coding region in Chinese Han is probably different from that of the other ethnic groups. Six of the 7 SNPs were discovered for the first time. Their influences on AIDS progression are worthy of studying.

  11. Association of a miRNA-137 Polymorphism with Schizophrenia in a Southern Chinese Han Population

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    Guoda Ma

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Both genome wide association study (GWAS and biochemical studies of Caucasian populations indicate a robust association between the miR-137 genetic variant rs1625579 and schizophrenia, but inconsistent results have been reported. To assay the association between this variant and schizophrenia, we genotyped 611 schizophrenic patients from Southern Chinese Han population for the risk single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP rs1625579 using the SNaPshot technique and compared the clinical profiles of different genotypes. Additionally, a meta-analysis was performed using the combined sample groups from five case-control publications and the present study. Both the genotype and allele distributions of the rs1625579 SNP were significantly different between patients and controls (P=0.036 and 0.026, SNP. TT genotype carriers showed slightly lower Brief Assessment of Cognition in Schizophrenia- (BACS- derived working memory performance than G carriers (15.58 ± 9.56 versus 19.71 ± 8.18, P=0.045. In the meta-analysis, we observed a significant association between rs1625579 and schizophrenia under different genetic models (all P<0.05. The results of our study and meta-analysis provide convincing evidence that rs1625579 is significantly associated with schizophrenia. Furthermore, the miR-137 polymorphism influences the working memory performance of schizophrenic patients in a Chinese Han population.

  12. Genetic polymorphisms in ALDH2 are associated with drug addiction in a Chinese Han population.

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    Zhang, Chan; Ding, Heng; Cheng, Yujing; Chen, Wanlu; Li, Qi; Li, Qing; Dai, Run; Luo, Manlin

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    We investigated the association between single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in ALDH2, which has been associated with alcohol dependence and several types of diseases, and the risk of drug addiction in a Chinese Han population. In a case-control study that included 692 cases and 700 healthy controls, eight SNPs in ALDH2 were selected and genotyped using the Sequenom MassARRAY platform. Odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated using unconditional logistic regression after adjusting for age and gender. We determined that rs671 is significantly associated with a 1.551-fold increased drug addiction risk (95% CI = 1.263-1.903; p drug addiction under additive, dominant and recessive models (p drug addiction risk under additive and recessive model, respectively (p drug addiction risk (OR = 1.668; 95% CI, 1.328-2.094, p drug addiction risk (OR = 0.444; 95% CI, 0.281-0.704, p drug addiction in the Chinese Han population.

  13. Hans Ballmer : la poesía y el movimiento de la aniquilación

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    Constanza Nieto Yusta

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available En la producción artística de Hans Bellmer confluyen factores que se inscriben tanto en el ámbito de la creación artística como en el mundo especulativo. Es en este sentido cómo pueden entenderse sus famosas poupées, objetos poéticos y científicos a través de los cuales es posible desgranar aquellos temas que obsesionaron al artista desde su más temprana juventud y que engloban desde los temores inocentes y los juegos de la primera infancia hasta la posterior exploración de la aniquilación a través del veneno, la sexualidad y el movimiento.The artistic production of the surrealist Hans Bellmer shows the importance of two elements, opposed in appearance: Poetry and Science. Is in this sense how his lifesize dolls can be considered, as poetic and scientific objects where it is possible to find the subjects that turned into obsessions since his most early childhood: games, science mechanisms, poison, sexuality, movement and death.

  14. The relationship between polymorphisms of XRCC5 genes with astrocytoma prognosis in the Han Chinese population

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    Li, Lei; Zhang, Jiayi; Wu, Ruipeng; Zhang, Yuan; Kang, Longli; Yuan, Dongya; Jin, Tianbo

    2016-01-01

    Background Gliomas are highly malignant with a poor prognosis. Studies have reported that DNA repair genes influence risk for glioma, but its relationship with prognosis is unclear. In this study, we want to explore the relationship between DNA repair genes (XRCC3, XRCC4 and XRCC5) and prognosis of astrocytoma in the Chinese Han population. Materials and Methods 160 astrocytoma cases were recruited in our study. Survival probabilities were estimated by using Kaplan–Meier analysis, and significant differences were analyzed by using the log-rank test. Cox proportional hazards models were used to analyze the associations between genotypes with astrocytoma survival. Hazard ratios (HR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) were estimated using multivariable models. All tests were two-sided and p astrocytoma prognosis. Further, the “A/A” genotype of rs9288516 in XRCC5 (HR: 1.67, 95%CI: 1.02 - 2.72, p = 0.042) had significantly outcomes after adjusting for potential confounders, patients with poor tumor differentiation and the coexistence of the unfavorable genotypes. Conclusion These results suggest that polymorphisms of XRCC5 play an important role in astrocytoma prognosis in the Chinese Han population which could be used in the determination of astrocytoma prognosis in clinical researches. PMID:27852033

  15. Carta abierta a Hans Christian Andersen en el bicentenario de su nacimiento

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    Carlos Alberto Rubio-Torres

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    Full Text Available El 2 de abril del 2005 se realizó una doble celebración: el bicentenario del natalicio del escritor danés Hans Christian Andersen y el Día Internacional del Libro Infantil. Se considera a este autor como el creador de la literatura para niños contemporánea, por introducir discursos reservados, hasta aquel momento, exclusivamente para adultos. La “Carta abierta” fue leída a estudiantes de la Universidad Centroamericana (UCA en Managua, Nicaragua, en el marco del Festival dedicado a Andersen, organizado por la Fundación Libros para Niños con el apoyo de las embajadas de Noruega y Dinamarca. En ella, se trata de establecer un perfil biográfico de Andersen y se exploran posibles lecturas de sus cuentos, desde perspectivas educativas, psicológicas y psicoanalíticas. Concluye con una interpretación de Andersen como metáfora del entendimiento y el diálogo entre Costa Rica y Nicaragua. Asimismo, este trabajo es la base para el suplemento Educare en el aula, el cual contiene ideas para la motivación a la lectura. Como complemento, se adiciona el cuento El porquerizo de Hans Christian Andersen.

  16. Genetic analysis of MC1R variants in Chinese Han patients with sporadic Parkinson's disease.

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    He, Sihan; Tan, Ting; Song, Zhi; Yuan, Lamei; Deng, Xiong; Ni, Bin; Chen, Yong; Deng, Hao

    2016-01-12

    Parkinson's disease (PD, OMIM 168600) is a neurodegenerative disorder featured by degeneration of melanin-positive dopaminergic neurons. Epidemiologic studies have suggested that PD and malignant melanoma (MM) might share common genetic components. Recently, the p.R160W variant in the melanocortin 1 receptor gene (MC1R, OMIM 155555), a risk factor for MM, has been identified to be associated with PD in Spanish population. To explore whether the MC1R variants are associated with sporadic PD in Chinese population, we designed a case-control comparison study and studied three variants, including rs3212366 (p.F196L), rs33932559 (p.I120T) and rs34090186 (p.R67Q), in the MC1R gene in 512 Chinese Han patients with sporadic PD and 512 age, gender and ethnicity matched normal controls. For rs3212366, only the TT genotype was identified in both PD and control cohorts. For variants rs33932559 and rs34090186, we did not identify any statistically significant difference in either genotypic distribution or allelic distribution between the PD cohort and control cohort, and in addition, we did not identify any related haplotype that would either increase the risk for PD or play a protective role against PD. Our data suggest that none of the three variants of the MC1R gene and related haplotypes be associated with sporadic form of PD in Chinese Han population from Mainland China. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  17. [ZRS mutations in two Chinese Han families featuring triphalangeal thumbs and preaxial polydactyly].

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    Zhao, Ximeng; Yang, Wei; Sun, Miao; Zhang, Xue

    2016-06-01

    To identify the causative mutations in two Chinese Han families featuring triphalangeal thumbs (TPT) and preaxial polydactyly (PPD). Blood samples were collected from 9 members (2 affected) from family 1 and 14 members (7 affected) from family 2. After genomic DNA was extracted, the ZPA regulatory sequence (ZRS) region was analyzed with real-time quantitative PCR (qPCR) and Sanger sequencing. For family 1, haplotypes compassing the ZRS were also analyzed with short tandem repeats (STR) and single nucleotide changes. No copy number mutation around the ZRS region was found in both families. Two heterogeneous mutations in the ZRS (406A>G and 105C>G) were found to co-segregate with the TPT/PPD malformation in family 1 and 2, respectively. Neither mutation was detected in 200 healthy individuals. Haplotype analysis and Sanger sequencing of family 1 indicated that the first TPT/PPD patient in the family was both germline and somatic mosaic for the 406A>G mutation. Two pathogenic ZRS mutations, 105C>G and 406A>G, have been identified in two Chinese Han families with TPT/PPD, among which the 406A>G mutation was de novo.

  18. Gender, body mass index, and PPARγ polymorphism are good indicators in hyperuricemia prediction for Han Chinese.

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    Lee, Ming-Fen; Liou, Tsan-Hon; Wang, Weu; Pan, Wen-Harn; Lee, Wei-Jei; Hsu, Chung-Tan; Wu, Suh-Fen; Chen, Hsin-Hung

    2013-01-01

    Hyperuricemia is closely associated with obesity and metabolic abnormalities, which is also an independent risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. The PPARγ gene, which is linked to obesity and metabolic abnormalities in Han Chinese, might be considered a top candidate gene that is involved in hyperuricemia. This study recruited 457 participants, aged 20-40 years old, to investigate the associations of the PPARγ gene and metabolic parameters with hyperuricemia. Three tag-single nucleotide polymorphisms, rs2292101, rs4684846, and rs1822825, of the PPARγ gene were selected to explore their association with hyperuricemia. Risk genotypes on rs1822825 of the PPARγ gene exhibited statistical significance with hyperuricemia (odds ratio: 1.9; 95% confidence interval: 1.05-3.57). Although gender, body mass index (BMI), serum total cholesterol concentration, or protein intake per day were statistically associated with hyperuricemia, the combination of BMI, gender, and rs1822825, rather than that of age, serum lipid profile, blood pressure, and protein intake per day, satisfied the predictability for hyperuricemia (sensitivity: 69.3%; specificity: 83.7%) in Taiwan-born obese Han Chinese. BMI, gender, and the rs1822825 polymorphism in the PPARγ gene appeared good biomarkers in hyperuricemia; therefore, these powerful indicators may be included in the prediction of hyperuricemia to increase the accuracy of the analysis.

  19. [Hans Gross and the beginning of criminology on a scientific basis].

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    Bachhiesl, Christian

    2007-01-01

    Modern criminology--if one wants to consider it a separate scientific discipline at all--is usually perceived as being mainly influenced by the methods of natural sciences supplemented by components from the field of psychology, which, at least in some of its conceptions, tends to define itself as a natural science, too. If we take a look at the history of science, we will see development of criminology in this direction was not necessarily inevitable. The scientific work of the Austrian Hans Gross (1847-1915), one of the founding fathers of scientific criminology, serves as an example of the way how natural sciences and their exact methods became established in the methodological apparatus of modern criminology, although in praxi his claim for the application of exact methods was all too often replaced by irrational and intuitive ways of working. Still, Hans Gross' fundamental decision for the exact methods derived from the natural sciences is an important step towards a criminology that can be understood as a part of natural sciences, largely superseding the methods of cultural sciences and anthropological philosophy. This approach made the (criminal) human being an object of measurement and can result in the concept of man as a mere phenomenon of quantity. This is, on the one hand, ethically questionable; on the other hand, it made modern criminology more efficient and successful.

  20. [The life and works of Han Shin Gwang: a midwife and nurse of Korean modern times].

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    Yi, Ggodme

    2006-06-01

    Han Shin Gwang, born in an early Christian family in Korea in 1902, could get western education different from the ordinary Korean girls in that period. She participated in the 1919 Samil Independence Movement in her teens, and got nursing and midwifery education in a missionary hospital. She got a midwife license and worked as a member in an early mother-and-child health center. She organized 'Korean Nurses' Association (see text)' in 1924 and focused on public health movement as the chairwoman. She actively participated in women's movement organizations, and Gwangjoo Student's Movement. She was known to be a representative of leading working women, and wrote articles on woman's right, the needs and works of nurses and midwives. From late Japanese colonial period, she opened her own clinic and devoted herself to midwifery. After the Korean Liberation in 1945, she began political movement and went in for a senate election. During the Korean War, she founded a shelter for mothers and children in help. After the War, she reopened a midwifery clinic and devoted to the works of Korean Midwives' Association. Han Shin Gwang's life and works belong to the first generation of Korean working women in modern times. She actively participated in women's movement, nurses' and midwives professional movement, Korea liberation movement, and mother-and-child health movement for 60 years. Her life is truly exemplary as one of the first generation of working women in modern Korea, distinguished of devotion and calling.

  1. Impact of strabismus on the quality of life of Chinese Han teenagers

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    Tu CS

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Changsen Tu, Liang Ye, Longfei Jiang, Yuwen Wang, Yingzi Li The Eye Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, School of Ophthalmology and Optometry, Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, People’s Republic of China Background: Although much research has been conducted on the impact of strabismus on the quality of life (QoL of adults, the effect of this condition on teenagers has not been extensively studied. This study therefore aimed to assess the effect of strabismus on the vision-related QoL of Chinese teenagers.Methods: The Chinese version of the 25-item National Eye Institute Visual Function Questionnaire (NEI-VFQ-25 was self-administered by 1,040 teenagers with strabismus and 1,002 individuals with normal vision. All the participants were from the Chinese Han population. The independent samples t-test was used to compare QoL between teenagers with and without strabismus.Results: The majority of scores on the NEI-VFQ-25 domains were significantly different between the two groups. QoL was significantly lower in individuals with strabismus compared with teenagers with normal vision on all domains, with the exception of social functioning.Conclusion: Statistically significantly lower vision-related QoL scores were found in Chinese Han teenagers with strabismus compared with those without strabismus. Keywords: quality of life, strabismus, NEI-VFQ-25, teenager, HRQoL

  2. Hans Georg Trüper (1936–2016 and His Contributions to Halophile Research

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    Aharon Oren

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available Prof. Hans Georg Trüper, one of the most important scientists in the field of halophile research, passed away on 9 March 2016 at the age of 79. I here present a brief obituary with special emphasis on Prof. Trüper’s contributions to our understanding of the halophilic prokaryotes and their adaptations to life in hypersaline environments. He has pioneered the study of the halophilic anoxygenic phototrophic sulfur bacteria of the Ectothiorhodospira—Halorhodospira group. Some of the species he and his group isolated from hypersaline and haloalkaline environments have become model organisms for the study of the mechanisms of haloadaptation: the functions of three major organic compounds – glycine betaine, ectoine, and trehalose – known to serve as “compatible solutes” in halophilic members of the Bacteria domain, were discovered during studies of these anoxygenic phototrophs. Prof. Trüper’s studies of hypersaline alkaline environments in Egypt also led to the isolation of the first known extremely halophilic archaeon (Natronomonas pharaonis. The guest editors dedicate this special volume of Life to the memory of Prof. Hans Georg Trüper.

  3. Vooruitgang en ondergang: historiese dialektiek in twee tekste van Hans Magnus Enzensberger

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    2006-07-01

    Full Text Available Progress and decline: historical dialect in two texts by Hans Magnus Enzensberger The interpretation of history as a process of dialectical development has been one of the most important ideas of Marxist philosophy. Whereas earlier Marxists optimistically considered this process as steering inevitably towards a sociopolitical utopia, subsequent thinkers in the Marxist tradition, especially those identified as Neo-Marxists (like Theodor Adorno, had a more pessimistic interpretation of dialectics. Influenced especially by Adorno, German poet and social commentator Hans Magnus Enzensberger uses the concept of “historical dialectics” as a seminal theme in two of his literary works: “Mausoleum: siebenunddreißig Balladen aus der Geschichte des Fortschritts” and “Der Untergang der Titanic”. In these two texts the representation of the ambiguity of “Fortschritt” or historical development presupposes a more pessimistic account of the historical process. This ambiguity is present both in a bird’s-eye view of the historical process (“Mausoleum”, and in the focus on one specific historical incident (“Der Untergang der Titanic”. Enzensberger subsequently continues to consider the role of art within this dialectical context. In this article, both Enzensberger’s literary use of the philosophical concept of historical dialectics and its artistic implications (as identified by him are examined.

  4. KCNQ1 gene polymorphisms are associated with lipid parameters in a Chinese Han population

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    Chen Zhong

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Four single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs (rs2237892, rs2237895, rs2237897, and rs2283228 in KCNQ1 are reported to be associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM, possibly caused by a reduction in insulin secretion and higher fasting glucose, but the results are inconsistent. We investigated whether these 4 genetic markers are associated with serum lipid metabolism in a middle-aged Chinese Han population. Methods We enrolled 398 consecutive patients, including 180 with premature coronary artery disease (CAD (male KCNQ1. Results The 3 genotypes AA, AC, and CC were present in rs2283228 and rs2237895, and the 3 genotypes CC, CT, and TT were present in rs2237897 and rs2237892. The minor genotypes CC at rs2283228 and TT at rs2237892 were associated with higher levels of TG (P = 0.007 and 0.026, respectively. Furthermore, subjects with the CC genotype at rs2283228 had lower levels of HDL-C and apo A1 than in the other 2 genotype groups (P = 0.052 and 0.055, respectively. No other associations were detected between these 4 SNPs and FBS or other lipid parameters. Conclusions Our data suggest that rs2283228 and rs2237892 in KCNQ1 are associated with lipid metabolism in a middle-aged Chinese Han population.

  5. A genome-wide association study identifies susceptibility variants for type 2 diabetes in Han Chinese.

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    Fuu-Jen Tsai

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available To investigate the underlying mechanisms of T2D pathogenesis, we looked for diabetes susceptibility genes that increase the risk of type 2 diabetes (T2D in a Han Chinese population. A two-stage genome-wide association (GWA study was conducted, in which 995 patients and 894 controls were genotyped using the Illumina HumanHap550-Duo BeadChip for the first genome scan stage. This was further replicated in 1,803 patients and 1,473 controls in stage 2. We found two loci not previously associated with diabetes susceptibility in and around the genes protein tyrosine phosphatase receptor type D (PTPRD (P = 8.54x10(-10; odds ratio [OR] = 1.57; 95% confidence interval [CI] = 1.36-1.82, and serine racemase (SRR (P = 3.06x10(-9; OR = 1.28; 95% CI = 1.18-1.39. We also confirmed that variants in KCNQ1 were associated with T2D risk, with the strongest signal at rs2237895 (P = 9.65x10(-10; OR = 1.29, 95% CI = 1.19-1.40. By identifying two novel genetic susceptibility loci in a Han Chinese population and confirming the involvement of KCNQ1, which was previously reported to be associated with T2D in Japanese and European descent populations, our results may lead to a better understanding of differences in the molecular pathogenesis of T2D among various populations.

  6. Association study of monoamine oxidase A/B genes and schizophrenia in Han Chinese

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    Li Sheng-Bin

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Monoamine oxidases (MAOs catalyze the metabolism of dopaminergic neurotransmitters. Polymorphisms of isoforms MAOA and MAOB have been implicated in the etiology of mental disorders such as schizophrenia. Association studies detected these polymorphisms in several populations, however the data have not been conclusive to date. Here, we investigated the association of MAOA and MAOB polymorphisms with schizophrenia in a Han Chinese population. Methods Two functional single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs, rs6323 of MAOA and rs1799836 of MAOB, were selected for association analysis in 537 unrelated schizophrenia patients and 536 healthy controls. Single-locus and Haplotype associations were calculated. Results No differences were found in the allelic distribution of rs6323. The G allele of rs1799836 was identified as a risk factor in the development of schizophrenia (P = 0.00001. The risk haplotype rs6323T-rs1799836G was associated with schizophrenia in female patients (P = 0.0002, but the frequency difference was not significant among male groups. Conclusions Our results suggest that MAOB is a susceptibility gene for schizophrenia. In contrast, no significant associations were observed for the MAOA functional polymorphism with schizophrenia in Han Chinese. These data support further investigation of the role of MAO genes in schizophrenia.

  7. [Investigation of C1R gene frequencies in three Han populations in China].

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    Ji, Z; Gou, Q; Wu, J; Hou, Y

    1997-12-01

    To reveal the C1R polymorphism in Chinese, three Han populations in Guangzhou (101 samples), Jilin (105 samples) and Chengdu (111 samples) were investigated with a technique using PAGIF followed by immunoblotting. The results showed in Chengdu the C1R * 1 = 0.5676, C1R * 2 = 0.3424 and C1R * 5 = 0.0856, in Guangzhou C1R * 1 = 0.5248, C1R * 2 = 0.2663 and C1R * 5 = 0.1089, and in Jilin C1R * 1 = 0.5381, C1R * 2 = 0.2619 and C1R * 5 = 0.1714. Three rare genes C1R * 6, C1R * 7 and C1R * 8 were found in the investigation. These indicate that the frequency of C1R * 2 is elevated from north to south which may imply a geographic cline in this locus. The cumulated heterogeneity of C1R in Han population is 61.5% which means that this polymorphic system is useful in anthropolgy as well as in forensic science.

  8. Inner and inter population structure construction of Chinese Jiangsu Han population based on Y23 STR system.

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    Huipin Wang

    Full Text Available In this study, we analyzed the genetic polymorphisms of 23 Y-STR loci from PowerPlex® Y23 system in 916 unrelated healthy male individuals from Chinese Jiangsu Han, and observed 912 different haplotypes including 908 unique haplotypes and 4 duplicate haplotypes. The haplotype diversity reached 0.99999 and the discrimination capacity and match probability were 0.9956 and 0.0011, respectively. The gene diversity values ranged from 0.3942 at DYS438 to 0.9607 at DYS385a/b. Population differentiation within 10 Jiangsu Han subpopulations were evaluated by RST values and visualized in Neighbor-Joining trees and Multi-Dimensional Scaling plots as well as population relationships between the Jiangsu Han population and other 18 Eastern Asian populations. Such results indicated that the 23 Y-STR loci were highly polymorphic in Jiangsu Han population and played crucial roles in forensic application as well as population genetics. For the first time, we reported the genetic diversity of male lineages in Jiangsu Han population at a high-resolution level of 23 Y-STR set and consequently contributed to familial searching, offender tracking, and anthropology analysis of Jiangsu Han population.

  9. ITIH family genes confer risk to schizophrenia and major depressive disorder in the Han Chinese population.

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    He, Kuanjun; Wang, Qingzhong; Chen, Jianhua; Li, Tao; Li, Zhiqiang; Li, Wenjin; Wen, Zujia; Qiang, Yu; Wang, Meng; Shen, Jiawei; Song, Zhijian; Ji, Jue; Feng, Guoyin; Qi, Shuguang; Lin, He; Shi, Yongyong; Cheng, Zaohuo

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    As a major extracellular matrix component, ITIHs played an important role in inflammation and carcinogenesis. Several genome-wide association studies have reported that some positive signals which were derived from the tight linkage disequilibrium region on chromosome 3p21 were associated with both schizophrenia and bipolar disorders in the Caucasian population. To further investigate whether this genomic region is also a susceptibility locus of schizophrenia and major depressive disorder in the Han Chinese population, we conducted this study by recruiting 1235 schizophrenia patients, 1045 major depressive disorder patients and 1235 healthy control subjects in the Han Chinese samples for a case-control study. We genotyped seven SNPs within this region using TaqMan® technology. We found that rs2710322 was significantly associated with schizophrenia (adjusted P(allele) = 0.0018, adjusted P(genotype) = 0.006, OR [95% CI] = 1.278 [1.117-1.462]) while rs1042779 was weakly associated with schizophrenia (adjusted P(allele) = 0.048, OR [95% CI] = 1.164 [1.040-1.303]) and major depressive disorder (adjusted P(allele) = 0.042, OR [95% CI] = 1.178 [1.047-1.326]); it was also our finding that rs3821831 was positively associated with major depressive disorder (adjusted P(allele) = 0.003, adjusted P(genotype) = 0.006, OR [95% CI] = 1.426 [1.156-1.760]). Furthermore, no haplotype was found to be associated with schizophrenia and major depressive disorder. Via the association analysis which combines the schizophrenia and major depressive disorder cases, we also notice that rs1042779 and rs3821831 were significantly associated with combined cases (rs1042779: adjusted P(allele) = 0.012, adjusted P(genotype) = 0.018, OR [95% CI] = 1.171 [1.060-1.292]; rs3821831:adjusted P(genotype) = 0.012, OR [95% CI] = 1.193 [1.010-1.410]). Our results revealed that the shared genetic risk factors of both schizophrenia and major depressive disorder exist in ITIH family genes in the Han Chinese

  10. Modernidad y humanismo civil: debates y perspectivas en torno a la tesis de Hans Baron

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    Sverlij, Mariana

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Resumen En 1952, Hans Baron concluye su obra más importante: The Crisis of the early Italian Renaissance, publicada por la Universidad de Princeton en dos volúmenes, en 1955. En ella, Baron desarrolla el concepto de “humanismo civil”, desde el cual analiza el humanismo florentino del siglo XV y, en particular, la obra de Leonardo Bruni. Para Baron, los humanistas florentinos, en su lucha por la libertad de Florencia ante la amenaza de la Milán de los Visconti, articularon una novedosa relación entre intelectualidad y política. Este movimiento intelectual, al mismo tiempo, abrió las puertas al pensamiento moderno. Numerosas críticas recibió, desde entonces, el trabajo de Baron, centralmente, por parte de aquellos que reivindicaron las continuidades entre la Edad Media y el Renacimiento, así como también por parte de los que han leído críticamente el éxito que tuvo la Crisis en las academias norteamericanas y su influencia en la consolidación de la “ideología americana”. El artículo propone una revisión de la tesis de Baron así como de las controversias generadas en torno a ella, para, finalmente, esbozar la posibilidad de revisar el concepto de “humanismo civil” desde la obra de Leon Battista Alberti. Abstract In 1952, Hans Baron finished his most important work, The Crisis of the Early Italian Renaissance, published in two volumes by Princeton University in 1955. In this work, the author expounds on the concept of “civil humanism” which he uses to analyze the Florentine humanism of the fifteenth century, and in particular, Leonardo Bruni’s work. According to Baron, Florentine humanists, fighting for Florence’s freedom against the threat of Visconti’s Milan, developed a novel relationship between intellectualism and politics. This intellectual movement also paved the way for modern thought. Baron’s work has been critically reviewed many times since then, especially, by those who vindicated the

  11. BFH-OSTM, a new predictive screening tool for identifying osteoporosis in elderly Han Chinese males

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    Full Text Available JiSheng Lin,1 Yong Yang,1 XiaoDong Zhang,1 Zhao Ma,1 Hao Wu,2 Yongjin Li,3 Xiuquan Yang,4 Qi Fei,1 Ai Guo1 1Department of Orthopedics, Beijing Friendship Hospital, Capital Medical University, Xicheng District, Beijing, People’s Republic of China; 2Fangzhuang Community Health Service Center, Fengtai District, Beijing, People’s Republic of China; 3Tuanjiehu Community Health Service Center, Chaoyang District, Beijing, People’s Republic of China; 4Wangzuo Community Health Service Center, Fengtai District, Beijing, People’s Republic of China Purpose: To develop and validate a new clinical screening tool to identify primary osteoporosis by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA in two elderly Han Chinese male populations.Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted, enrolling 1,870 community-dwelling and 574 hospital-checkup elderly Han Chinese males aged ≥50 years. All subjects completed a structured questionnaire and had their bone mineral density (BMD measured using DXA. Using logistic regression analysis in the 1,870 community-dwelling males, we assessed the ability of numerous potential clinical risk factors to identify male with osteoporosis. Multiple variable regression analysis and item reduction yielded a final tool named the Beijing Friendship Hospital Osteoporosis Self-assessment Tool for Elderly Male (BFH-OSTM. Receiver operating characteristic (ROC curve was generated to compare the validation of the BFH-OSTM and Osteoporosis Self-assessment Tool for Asians (OSTA for identifying elderly male at increased the risk of primary osteoporosis in the 574 hospital-checkup males.Results: In screening the 1,870 community-dwelling subjects with DXA, 14.2% (266/1,870 had osteoporosis, and a further 51.8% (969/1,870 had osteopenia. Of the items screened in the questionnaire, weight, height and previous history of fragility fracture were predictive of osteoporosis. A final tool (BFH-OSTM was based on body weight and fragility fracture

  12. BFH-OST, a new predictive screening tool for identifying osteoporosis in postmenopausal Han Chinese women

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    Full Text Available Zhao Ma, Yong Yang,* JiSheng Lin, XiaoDong Zhang, Qian Meng, BingQiang Wang, Qi Fei* Department of Orthopedics, Beijing Friendship Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, People’s Republic of China *These authors contributed equally to this work Purpose: To develop a simple new clinical screening tool to identify primary osteoporosis by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA in postmenopausal women and to compare its validity with the Osteoporosis Self-Assessment Tool for Asians (OSTA in a Han Chinese population.Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted, enrolling 1,721 community-dwelling postmenopausal Han Chinese women. All the subjects completed a structured questionnaire and had their bone mineral density measured using DXA. Using logistic regression analysis, we assessed the ability of numerous potential risk factors examined in the questionnaire to identify women with osteoporosis. Based on this analysis, we build a new predictive model, the Beijing Friendship Hospital Osteoporosis Self-Assessment Tool (BFH-OST. Receiver operating characteristic curves were generated to compare the validity of the new model and OSTA in identifying postmenopausal women at increased risk of primary osteoporosis as defined according to the World Health Organization criteria.Results: At screening, it was found that of the 1,721 subjects with DXA, 22.66% had osteoporosis and a further 47.36% had osteopenia. Of the items screened in the questionnaire, it was found that age, weight, height, body mass index, personal history of fracture after the age of 45 years, history of fragility fracture in either parent, current smoking, and consumption of three of more alcoholic drinks per day were all predictive of osteoporosis. However, age at menarche and menopause, years since menopause, and number of pregnancies and live births were irrelevant in this study. The logistic regression analysis and item reduction yielded a final tool (BFH-OST based on age

  13. Prediction consistency and clinical presentations of breast cancer molecular subtypes for Han Chinese population

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    Huang Chi-Cheng

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Breast cancer is a heterogeneous disease in terms of transcriptional aberrations; moreover, microarray gene expression profiles had defined 5 molecular subtypes based on certain intrinsic genes. This study aimed to evaluate the prediction consistency of breast cancer molecular subtypes from 3 distinct intrinsic gene sets (Sørlie 500, Hu 306 and PAM50 as well as clinical presentations of each molecualr subtype in Han Chinese population. Methods In all, 169 breast cancer samples (44 from Taiwan and 125 from China of Han Chinese population were gathered, and the gene expression features corresponding to 3 distinct intrinsic gene sets (Sørlie 500, Hu 306 and PAM50 were retrieved for molecular subtype prediction. Results For Sørlie 500 and Hu 306 intrinsic gene set, mean-centring of genes and distance-weighted discrimination (DWD remarkably reduced the number of unclassified cases. Regarding pairwise agreement, the highest predictive consistency was found between Hu 306 and PAM50. In all, 150 and 126 samples were assigned into identical subtypes by both Hu 306 and PAM50 genes, under mean-centring and DWD. Luminal B tended to show a higher nuclear grade and have more HER2 over-expression status than luminal A did. No basal-like breast tumours were ER positive, and most HER2-enriched breast tumours showed HER2 over-expression, whereas, only two-thirds of ER negativity/HER2 over-expression tumros were predicted as HER2-enriched molecular subtype. For 44 Taiwanese breast cancers with survival data, a better prognosis of luminal A than luminal B subtype in ER-postive breast cancers and a better prognosis of basal-like than HER2-enriched subtype in ER-negative breast cancers was observed. Conclusions We suggest that the intrinsic signature Hu 306 or PAM50 be used for breast cancers in the Han Chinese population during molecular subtyping. For the prognostic value and decision making based on intrinsic subtypes, further prospective

  14. The evidence for association of ATP2B2 polymorphisms with autism in Chinese Han population.

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    Wen Yang

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder with a high estimated heritability. ATP2B2, located on human chromosome 3p25.3, encodes the plasma membrane calcium-transporting ATPase 2 which extrudes Ca(2+ from cytosol into extracellular space. Recent studies reported association between ATP2B2 and autism in samples from Autism Genetic Resource Exchange (AGRE and Italy. In this study, we investigated whether ATP2B2 polymorphisms were associated with autism in Chinese Han population. METHODS: We performed a family based association study between five SNPs (rs35678 in exon, rs241509, rs3774180, rs3774179, and rs2278556 in introns in ATP2B2 and autism in 427 autism trios of Han Chinese descent. All SNPs were genotyped using the Sequenom genotyping platform. The family-based association test (FBAT program was used to perform association test for SNPs and haplotype analyses. RESULTS: This study demonstrated a preferential transmission of T allele of rs3774179 to affected offsprings under an additive model (T>C, Z = 2.482, p = 0.013. While C allele of rs3774179 showed an undertransmission from parents to affected children under an additive and a dominant model, respectively (Z = -2.482, p = 0.013; Z = -2.591, p = 0.0096. Haplotype analyses revealed that three haplotypes were significantly associated with autism. The haplotype C-C (rs3774180-rs3774179 showed a significant undertransmission from parents to affected offsprings both in specific and global haplotype FBAT (Z = -2.037, p = 0.042; Global p = 0.03. As for the haplotype constructed by rs3774179 and rs2278556, C-A might be a protective haplotype (Z = -2.206, p = 0.027; Global p = 0.04, while T-A demonstrated an excess transmission from parents to affected offsprings (Z = 2.143, p = 0.032. These results were still significant after using the permutation method to obtain empirical p values. CONCLUSIONS: Our research suggested that ATP2B2

  15. Influence of Cigarette Smoking on Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk in the Han Chinese Population

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    Jian Yin

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available ObjectivesCigarette smoking has been shown in European populations to be associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA susceptibility. This study aims to examine the association of smoking with RA in the Han Chinese population.Methods718 Han Chinese RA patients and 404 healthy controls were studied. The associations of cigarette smoking (current, former or ever vs. never smokers, and pack-years of exposure with RA, anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibody (ACPA positive RA, IgM rheumatoid factor (RF positive RA, and baseline radiographic erosions (modified van der Heijde–Sharp scores were assessed. The interaction between smoking and the HLA-DRB1 shared epitope (SE in RA was also examined.ResultsIn this study, 11 (1.53% cases and 6 (1.49% controls were former smokers (p = 0.95, while 95 (13.23% cases and 48 (11.88% controls were current smokers (p = 0.52. Trends toward associations between smoking status (ever vs. never with RA-overall (p = 0.15, OR = 1.44, ACPA-positive RA (p = 0.24, OR = 1.37, RF-positive RA (p = 0.14, OR = 1.46, or the presence of radiographic erosions (p = 0.66, OR = 1.28 were observed although individually here were not statistically significant. There was no evidence of statistical interaction between smoking status (ever vs. never and SE for all RA, ACPA-positive RA, ACPA-negative RA, RF-positive RA, RF-negative RA (p = 0.37, 0.50, 0.24, 0.26, and 0.81 respectively, and the 95% CI for the attributable proportion for all interactions included 0.ConclusionThis is the first study to examine the association of cigarette smoking with RA in the Han Chinese population. This study shows a trend toward an interaction between smoking and SE carriage influencing the risk of RA, though findings were not statistically significant. It is possible that in the presence of universal exposure to heavy air pollution the effect of smoking on RA risk may be obscured.

  16. Haplotype and genetic relationship of 27 Y-STR loci in Han population of Chaoshan area of China

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    2017-04-01

    Full Text Available Objective  To investigate the genetic polymorphisms of 27 Y-chromosomal short tandem repeats (Y-STR loci included in Yfiler® Plus kit in Han population of Chaoshan area, and explore the population genetic relationships and evaluate its application value on forensic medicine. Methods  By detecting 795 unrelated Chaoshan Han males with Yfiler® Plus kit, haplotype frequencies and population genetics parameters of the 27 Y-STR loci were statistically analyzed and compared with available data of other populations from different races and regions for analyzing the genetic distance and clustering relation of Chaoshan Han population. Results  Seven hundred and eighty-seven different haplotypes were observed in 795 unrelated male individuals, of which 779 haplotypes were unique, and 8 haplotypes occurred twice. The haplotype diversity (HD was 0.999975 with discriminative capacity (DC of 98.99%. The gene diversity (GD at the 27 Y-STR loci ranged from 0.3637(DYS391 to 0.9559(DYS385a/b. Comparing with Asian reference populations, the genetic distance (Rst between Chaoshan Han and Guangdong Han was the smallest (0.0036, while it was relatively larger between Chaoshan Han and Gansu Tibetan population (0.0935. The multi-dimensional scaling (MDS plot based on Rst values was similar to the results of clustering analysis. Conclusion  Multiplex detection of the 27 Y-STR loci reveals a highly polymorphic genetic distribution in Chaoshan Han population, which demonstrates the important significance of Yfiler® Plus kit for establishing a Y-STR database, studying population genetics, and for good practice in forensic medicine. DOI: 10.11855/j.issn.0577-7402.2017.03.08

  17. Morning surge in blood pressure and sympathetic activity in Mongolians and Han Chinese: a multimodality investigation of hypertension and dyssomnia.

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    Huang, Guanhua; Yang, Xiaoming; Huang, Jing

    2017-01-01

    Hypertension and dyssomnia are increasing significantly in Mongolians, and the related factors of ethnic differences in hypertension and dyssomnia between Mongolians and Han Chinese are unclear. This study examined the relationship of morning surge in blood pressure (MBP) with ethnicity, sleep situation, and sympathetic activity throughout the day. Of 692 hypertensive patients screened, 202 subjects with dyssomnia were selected. They were then divided into Mongolian (n = 87) and Han (n = 115) groups. The differences in dyssomnia, 24-h blood pressure, and urinary catecholamine were analyzed in all subjects; they were then further divided according to the degree of dyssomnia (low, moderate, and severe) to determine the differences in blood pressure and catecholamine. Mongolians had a lower history of smoking, daytime dysfunction, nocturnal heart rates, and dopamine levels, but their body mass index, triglyceride, fasting glucose, morning surge in systolic blood pressure (MSBP), nocturnal systolic blood pressure (NSBP), nocturnal diastolic blood pressure, daytime systolic blood pressure, daytime heart rates, and dopamine level (D-DA) were higher than those of Han Chinese. With the aggravation of dyssomnia, MSBP, NSBP, D-NE, daytime epinephrine, and D-DA of Mongolians and Han Chinese increased gradually, but the rate of increase was faster in the latter (p < 0.05). D-DA was entered into the MSBP regression model of Mongolians (intercept, 157 mmHg), whereas D-DA and D-NE were entered into the MSBP regression model of Han Chinese (intercept, 142 mmHg). Worsened dyssomnia induces higher MSBP and augments sympathetic excitability in Mongolians and Han Chinese. Mongolians with hypertension and dyssomnia had higher MSBP baseline and D-DA but lower N-DA. With an increase in D-DA, MSBP in Han and Mongolian patients increased gradually.

  18. Morning surge in blood pressure and sympathetic activity in Mongolians and Han Chinese: a multimodality investigation of hypertension and dyssomnia

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    Guanhua Huang

    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available Background Hypertension and dyssomnia are increasing significantly in Mongolians, and the related factors of ethnic differences in hypertension and dyssomnia between Mongolians and Han Chinese are unclear. This study examined the relationship of morning surge in blood pressure (MBP with ethnicity, sleep situation, and sympathetic activity throughout the day. Methods Of 692 hypertensive patients screened, 202 subjects with dyssomnia were selected. They were then divided into Mongolian (n = 87 and Han (n = 115 groups. The differences in dyssomnia, 24-h blood pressure, and urinary catecholamine were analyzed in all subjects; they were then further divided according to the degree of dyssomnia (low, moderate, and severe to determine the differences in blood pressure and catecholamine. Results Mongolians had a lower history of smoking, daytime dysfunction, nocturnal heart rates, and dopamine levels, but their body mass index, triglyceride, fasting glucose, morning surge in systolic blood pressure (MSBP, nocturnal systolic blood pressure (NSBP, nocturnal diastolic blood pressure, daytime systolic blood pressure, daytime heart rates, and dopamine level (D-DA were higher than those of Han Chinese. With the aggravation of dyssomnia, MSBP, NSBP, D-NE, daytime epinephrine, and D-DA of Mongolians and Han Chinese increased gradually, but the rate of increase was faster in the latter (p < 0.05. D-DA was entered into the MSBP regression model of Mongolians (intercept, 157 mmHg, whereas D-DA and D-NE were entered into the MSBP regression model of Han Chinese (intercept, 142 mmHg. Conclusion Worsened dyssomnia induces higher MSBP and augments sympathetic excitability in Mongolians and Han Chinese. Mongolians with hypertension and dyssomnia had higher MSBP baseline and D-DA but lower N-DA. With an increase in D-DA, MSBP in Han and Mongolian patients increased gradually.

  19. The pursuit of happiness: The social and scientific origins of Hans Selye's natural philosophy of life.

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    Jackson, Mark

    2012-12-01

    In 1956, Hans Selye tentatively suggested that the scientific study of stress could 'help us to formulate a precise program of conduct' and 'teach us the wisdom to live a rich and meaningful life'. Nearly two decades later, Selye expanded this limited vision of social order into a full-blown philosophy of life. In Stress without Distress , first published in 1974, he proposed an ethical code of conduct designed to mitigate personal and social problems. Basing his arguments on contemporary understandings of the biological processes involved in stress reactions, Selye referred to this code as 'altruistic egotism'. This article explores the origins and evolution of Selye's 'natural philosophy of life', analysing the links between his theories and adjacent intellectual developments in biology, psychosomatic and psychosocial medicine, cybernetics and socio-biology, and situating his work in the broader cultural framework of modern western societies.

  20. Resumen de tesis. La filosofía moral de Hans Kelsen

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    [ES]Esta tesis doctoral versa sobre la filosofía moral de Hans Kelsen y su proyección sobre su pensamiento político, y en particular sobre su justificación de la democracia desde una ética relativista. Puesto que esta temática tiene una gran significación en el esquema de la Teoría pura del derecho, es incomprensible el olvido al que, con carácter general, se ha visto relegada esta pieza clave del pensamiento kelseniano, que apenas ha llamado la atención de sus estudiosos y críticos. Si a est...

  1. Association study confirms two susceptibility loci for breast cancer in Chinese Han women.

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    Xu, Minggui; Xu, Yihui; Chen, Mengyun; Li, Yang; Li, Wei; Zhu, Jun; Zhang, Mingjun; Chen, Zhendong; Zhang, Xuejun; Liu, Jianjun; Zhang, Bo

    2016-10-01

    To date, many loci associated with breast cancer have been identified through genome-wide association studies; most of these studies were conducted using populations of European descent. Thus, it is not clear whether these susceptibility loci are also risk factors for Chinese populations. We selected and genotyped 32 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) using the Sequenom iPLEX platform in a female Chinese cohort of 3036 breast cancer cases and 3036 healthy controls. A total of 23 SNPs passed the quality control test. The associations of these SNPs with disease susceptibility were assessed using logistic regression, adjusting for age. The Bonferroni correction was used to conservatively account for multiple testing, and the threshold for statistical significance was P associated variants within three reported breast cancer susceptibility loci in a Chinese Han population: 5q11.2 (rs16886181, P = 5.29 × 10(-6), OR = 1.19; rs1017226, P = 5.24 × 10(-4), OR = 1.22; rs16886034, P = 2.00 × 10(-3), OR = 1.21; rs16886113, P = 1.24 × 10(-3), OR = 1.20; rs16886364, P = 9.20 × 10(-4), OR = 1.21; rs16886397, P = 1.17 × 10(-3), OR = 1.20; rs16886448, P = 1.62 × 10(-3,)OR = 1.20; and rs2229882, P = 5.14 × 10(-4), OR = 1.31), 5q14.3 (rs421379, P = 2.83 × 10(-13), OR = 1.83), and 10q26.1 (rs35054928, P = 7.73 × 10(-6), OR = 1.18). The 10q26.1 locus was found to be a susceptibility locus for breast cancer in Chinese Han women in our previous studies. 5q11.2 and 5q14.3 are confirmed here for the first time as susceptibility loci for breast cancer in Chinese Han women. This study reports three breast cancer susceptibility loci that were previously identified in European populations and are also risk factors for Chinese populations. This study may extend the genetic basis of breast cancer in Chinese Han women and highlight the contribution of multiple variants of modest effect.

  2. ALBERT, HANS, Racionalismo crítico. Por Juan A. Estrada

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    Juan A. Estrada

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Autor: Hans Albert (2002 Editorial: Síntesis, Madrid, 238 pp.   Desde su tratado sobre la razón crítica, Albert no ha cesado de precisar su concepción filosófica, desde un diálogo constante con Popper y respondiendo a las diversas críticas de la hermenéutica y la fenomenología, de la teoría crítica y de la misma teología. En este volumen ofrece varios trabajos con el subtítulo de «Cuatro capítulos para una sátira del pensamiento ilusorio», precedida de un denso y buen prólogo de Ángeles J. Perona.

  3. Carabid Beetles (Carabidae in an Abandoned Quarry Near Čelechovice na Hané

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    Pavla Šťastná

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Between 2012 and 2013 a research of carabid beetles was performed in an abandoned quarry Státní lom (Čelechovice na Hané. Capturing was conducted at three plots with early succession and at three plots with advanced succession using formaldehyde pitfall traps. In total, 42 species in the total number of 867 specimens were collected at all plots in both years. Overall eurytopic species prevailed. Among the major species, the following were detected Cylindera germanica (VU, Carabus irregularis (NT, C. scheidleri, and C. ullrichii. The quarry is mostly colonized by species preferring open habitats. Species that require unshaded habitats and species indifferent to shading occurred especially on the quarry terraces and on its outskirts. Species requiring shaded habitats, typically forest species, were found in the vicinity of the quarry and inside the quarry where a lot of bushes were growing.

  4. Medieval orthopaedic history in Germany: Hieronymus Brunschwig and Hans von Gersdorff.

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    Hernigou, Philippe

    2015-10-01

    Hans von Gerssdorff and Hieronymus Brunschwig, who flourished in Germany in the latter half of the fifteenth century, have both left early printed treatises on Surgery which give excellent woodcuts showing pictures of instruments, operations, and costumes, at the end of the medieval period. Hieronymus Brunschwig or Hieronymus Brunschwygk (ca. 1450 - ca. 1512), was a German surgeon (wundartzot), alchemist and botanist. He was notable for his methods of treatment of gunshot wounds. His most influential book was the Buch der Cirurgia. Gersdorff(1455-1529) was a military surgeon who gained wide experience during 40 years of campaigning and was an expert in the treatment of battlefield injuries. His work covers anatomy, surgery, leprosy, and glossaries of anatomical terms, diseases, and medications.

  5. L’échec du personnage réparateur dans deux romans de Hans Fallada

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    Vaydat, Pierre

    2012-01-01

    Cette contribution a pour objet principal d’analyser l’attitude apolitique de Hans Fallada, auteur de romans d’actualité, qui fut sans doute le plus populaire des écrivains doués durant les années 30 et 40. Selon Fallada, les terribles crises de société que traverse l’Allemagne de cette époque seraient dues moins à des erreurs politiques qu’à l’incapacité générale de pratiquer des relations intersubjectives libérées de l’égoïsme, de l’étroitesse d’esprit et de l’agressivité. Les deux romans m...

  6. The hallmark of Hans-Georg Gadamer in Reinhart Koselleck. Contributions to Conceptual History

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    Froilan Ramos Rodriguez

    2018-01-01

    Full Text Available This article analyses the influence of the hermeneutics of Hans-Georg Gadamer (1900-2002 on the conceptual history of Reinhart Koselleck (1923-2006, as well as the intellectual relationship between them. In this sense, the main biographical features of both academics have been revised, and a re-examination of the ideas —of temporality and language—, that inspired and contributed to their formation and works, to analyse the primordial premises of their creations, in Truth and method, Past Future and History and Hermeneutics. Altogether, the central conceptions of both authors and their links are reflected upon, as well as the relevance of their contributions to historical science of the XXI century.

  7. Ein unbekanntes Meisterwerk altdeutscher Glaskunst: Hans Wertingers gläserne Hostienschale von 1498

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    Koreny, Fritz

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available This hitherto unknown glass paten with églomisé painting, dated 1498 and measuring 36 cm in diameter, depicts the meeting of Abraham and Melchisedek. The painting can be attributed to Hans Wertinger, an artist from Landshut, who is well known for his paintings and stained glass. The recently discovered paten is executed in a refined églomisé technique with painting, scratching-out and with underlayers of gold and silver leaf, making it one of the earliest and finest examples of this technique, not only for Bavarian early Renaissance art but worldwide. The paten thus sheds fresh light on Wertinger as it shows him as an highly trained artist who worked also with bravura in the art of verre églomisé.

  8. Characteristics of white coat hypertension in Chinese Han patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

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    Zhou, Jianguang; Liu, Changyun; Shan, Peijia; Zhou, Yingqi; Xu, Erli; Ji, Yufeng

    2014-01-01

    This study documented the prevalence and clinical features of white coat hypertension (WCH) among Chinese Han patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Clinic and ambulatory blood pressure (BP) measurements were compared in 856 patients with T2DM to determine the frequency of WCH (WCH was defined as clinical blood pressure ≥140/90 mmHg and daytime blood pressure hypertension. Age, course of T2DM, male WC were independent protective factors, whereas female sex, smoking and alcohol consumption were independent risk factors for WCH in T2DM. Non-dippers and reverse dippers made up larger proportion of the WCH group (p hypertension (EH), and WCH patients also exhibit significant differences in clinical parameters.

  9. Pure Theory of Hans Kelsen and Criticism of Luis Alberto Warat

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    Thaisa Haber Faleiros

    2015-12-01

    building a new model for learning practices based on a remaking of old premises according to a critical and reflexive law, Warat aims at preventing law knowledge from being mummified and completely adapted to renewable and ceaseless situations and conflicts because of lack of critical reasoning. To contextualize this authors approach, this study presents previously the positivist theory of law, whose exponent is Hans Kelsen. After all, studying Warat means verifying the ways he followed to reach his approach. Besides, delaing with law teaching requires tracing back its legislation since its creation in 1827 to the present. For that, Kelsen laws pure theory, its influence on law teaching and Warat ideas on law and his pedagogical approach are unfolded in the context of law teaching history.

  10. Hermeneutics and the philosophy of medicine: Hans-Georg Gadamer's platonic metaphor.

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    Lingiardi, V; Grieco, A

    1999-09-01

    Taking as our starting point Plato's metaphor of the doctor as philosopher we reflect on some aspects of the epistemological status of medicine. The framework to this paper is the hermeneutics of Hans-Georg Gadamer which shows the paradoxical nature of Western medicine in choosing the body-object as its investigative starting point, while in actual fact dealing with subjects. Gadamer proposes a model of medicine as the art of understanding and dialogue, which is capable of bringing together its various constituent parts, i.e. knowledge, knowing how to do and knowing how to be, in medical practice and in the physician's training. The paper concludes with a brief discussion of the dyadic figure of the physician as Platonic "master of the living totality" and wounded healer, capable of activating the patient's self-healing capacity.

  11. MC1R variants in Chinese Han patients with sporadic Parkinson's disease.

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    Shi, Chang-He; Wang, Hui; Mao, Cheng-Yuan; Yang, Jing; Song, Bo; Liu, Yu-Tao; Yang, Zhi-Hua; Luo, Hai-Yang; Zhang, Shu-Yu; Wu, Jun; Xu, Yu-Ming

    2016-06-01

    Recently, a variant p.R160W in the MC1R gene was identified that increased the risk of Parkinson's disease (PD) in Spanish population. To explore whether the MC1R gene variants are associated with sporadic PD in Chinese population, we performed a case-control comparison study for comprehensive MC1R variant screening in 510 Chinese Han patients and 495 healthy controls as ethnically matched controls. We identify 5 nonsynonymous variants, including rs34090186 (p.R67Q), rs2228479 (p.V92M), rs33932559 (p.I120T), rs885479 (p.R163Q), and rs372152373 (p.R223W). However, variants mentioned previously did not show association with PD. Our results suggest that variants in MC1R do not play a major role in PD in the Chinese population. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  12. Suicidal risk factors of recurrent major depression in Han Chinese women.

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    Yuzhang Zhu

    Full Text Available The relationship between suicidality and major depression is complex. Socio- demography, clinical features, comorbidity, clinical symptoms, and stressful life events are important factors influencing suicide in major depression, but these are not well defined. Thus, the aim of the present study was to assess the associations between the above-mentioned factors and suicide ideation, suicide plan, and suicide attempt in 6008 Han Chinese women with recurrent major depression (MD. Patients with any suicidality had significantly more MD symptoms, a significantly greater number of stressful life events, a positive family history of MD, a greater number of episodes, a significant experience of melancholia, and earlier age of onset. Comorbidity with dysthymia, generalized anxiety disorder (GAD, social phobia, and animal phobia was seen in suicidal patients. The present findings indicate that specific factors act to increase the likelihood of suicide in MD. Our results may help improve the clinical assessment of suicide risk in depressed patients, especially for women.

  13. [Hans Gross as an archaeologist--the significance of archaeology for 'encyclopedic' criminology].

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    Karl, Stephan; Bachhiesl, Christian

    2014-01-01

    In some cases, forensics and criminology have to cooperate with disciplines that usually are counted among the humanities, e.g. with archaeology. This article examines the significance of this cooperation for the criminological epistemology at the turn of the 19th century. These methodological considerations are illustrated by an example: When Hans Gross, who became the founder of the Austrian School of Criminology later, saw an unusually shaped hill near Feldbach, a town in southern Styria, he assumed this hill to be a burial mound and informed the responsible archaeological authorities immediately. Further investigations showed, however, that this hill was a natural formation. This is an early example for interdisciplinary cooperation, which proves that both in archaeology and in criminology a thorough inspection of the site is decisive for further scientific analysis of the topic of research.

  14. [Genetic polymorphisms of five STR loci on chromosome 21 in Chinese Han population].

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    Chen, Zhen-Bin; Zhu, Jin-Ling; Yan, Mei; Liang, Yan; Zhou, Yan; Tan, Shu-Zhen; Xiao, Bai; Liu, Jing-Zhong

    2004-07-01

    To elucidate the genetic polymorphisms of five STR loci on chromosome 21 in Chinese Han population and construct a preliminary database, EDTA-blood specimens were collected from unrelated individuals in Beijing. The DNAs were extracted with Chelex method and were amplified by PCR. The PCR products were analyzed by the PAG electrophoresis or by the approach of the automated fluorescent detection. The five STR loci consist of simple repeat motif and its distributions of genotypes are agreement with Hardy-Weinberg equation. Its polymorphism information content is all over 0.50. The obtained data can not only be used as evidences for genetic diagnosis of Down Syndrome, but also for calculating the probabilities in the paternity test and individual identification.

  15. [Study on 4 human population genetic characters of Mongol and Han in Western inner Mongolia].

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    Liu, Yan; Lu, Shun-Hua; Zheng, Lian-Bin; Li, Shu-Yuan; Zhao, Xing-An

    2004-01-01

    From 1998 to 2001, a sample of 2760 Mongol and Han individuals was investigated in 3 areas (Eerduosi city, Xilinguole and Bayannaoer leagues) from Inner Mongolia. Each individual was studied on 4 genetic characters (thumb type, palmar digital formular, fingernail type and plantar digital formular). The result is as follows: (1) The frequencies of the straight thumb were over 60%, and there were no significant sexual differences in all of 6 groups. (2) The frequencies of the ring-finger-longer were much higher in 6 groups, and there were significant sexual differences in 4 groups. (3) The frequencies of the long-shaped fingernail were the highest in all groups, the squat-shaped were the lowest. (4) The big toes were longer than the second toes in most people of 6 groups,but without significant sexual differences in each groups. (5) There were no significant correlations between 4 characters.

  16. Philosophical hermeneutics and the project of Hans Georg Gadamer: implications for nursing research.

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    Walsh, K

    1996-12-01

    The paper begins with an overview of the historical roots of philosophical hermeneutics grounded in the work of Husserl and Heidegger. It goes on to explore the philosophical hermeneutics of Hans Georg Gadamer as a philosophy useful to nursing research. The four concepts of prejudice, the fusion of horizons, the hermeneutic circle and play are discussed, as are the implications these concepts have for nursing research. These concepts have been utilized in the author's own research and examples from this research are given to illuminate how these concepts can be shaped to the purposes of nursing research. While the concepts discussed stem from the work of Gadamer, the ways they have been utilized by the author do not represent a Gadamerian method. Gadamer's project is purely philosophical.

  17. Integrating experimental and observational personality research--the contributions of Hans Eysenck.

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    Revelle, William; Oehlberg, Katherine

    2008-12-01

    A fundamental aspect of Hans Eysenck's research was his emphasis upon using all the tools available to the researcher to study personality. This included correlational, experimental, physiological, and genetic approaches. Fifty years after Cronbach's call for the reunification of the two disciplines of psychology (Cronbach, 1957) and 40 years after Eysenck's plea for experimental approaches to personality research (H. J. Eysenck, 1966), what is the status of the unification? Should personality researchers use experimental techniques? Do experimental techniques allow us to tease out causality, and are we communicating the advantages of combining experimental with multivariate correlational techniques? We review the progress made since Cronbach's and Eysenck's original papers and suggest that although it is still uncommon to find experimental studies of personality, psychology would benefit from the joint use of correlational and experimental approaches.

  18. La persona como singularidad concreta en la obra de Hans Urs von Balthasar

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    Anneliese Meis W.

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente estudio aborda el concepto de persona de Hans Urs von Balthasar en cuanto singularidad concreta, descubierto a través de una intensa lectura analítica de su voluminosa obra, búsqueda a la luz de la pregunta ¿por qué yo soy precisamente yo? En efecto, el teólogo suizo nunca sistematiza su comprensión de persona ­la distingue sí de los conceptos "individuo", "sujeto" y "espíritu­, pese a que se sirve de aquella como de uno de los pilares más significativos de su pensamiento. Los resultados obtenidos evidencian la complejidad de factores conceptuales, que demuestran que el yo tiene su fundamento último en el acto libre del amor infinito, que como tal constituye la persona desde el dinamismo intradivino de las relaciones opuestas entre Padre, Hijo y Espíritu SantoThis paper regards the concept of person as a concrete singularity in Hans Urs Von Balthasar's work. Such concept rose after a deep analytical reading of his voluminous work, in the light of the guiding question; Why am I, precisely I? The Swiss theologian distinguishes person from the concepts "individual", "subject" and "spirit", but he never synthesises his understanding of person, even though he uses it as one of the most significant pillars of his thought. The results obtained from the research confirm the complexity of the conceptual factors, which show that one's self has its deepest foundation in the free act of the infinite love, which as such, constitutes the person from the intra-divine dynamism of the opposed relations between the Father, Son and Holy Spirit

  19. Disposition and kinetics of tetrabromobisphenol A in female Wistar Han rats

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    Gabriel A. Knudsen

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBPA is the brominated flame retardant with the largest production volume worldwide. NTP 2-year bioassays found TBBPA dose-dependent increases in uterine tumors in female Wistar Han rats; evidence of reproductive tissues carcinogenicity was equivocal in male rats. To explain this apparent sex-dependence, the disposition and toxicokinetic profile of TBBPA were investigated using female Wistar Han rats, as no data were available for female rats. In these studies, the primary route of elimination following [14C]-TBBPA administration (25, 250 or 1000 mg/kg was in feces; recoveries in 72 h were 95.7 ± 3.5%, 94.3 ± 3.6% and 98.8 ± 2.2%, respectively (urine: 0.2–2%; tissues: <0.1. TBBPA was conjugated to mono-glucuronide and -sulfate metabolites and eliminated in the bile. Plasma toxicokinetic parameters for a 250 mg/kg dose were estimated based on free TBBPA, as determined by UV/radiometric-HPLC analyses. Oral dosing by gavage (250 mg/kg resulted in a rapid absorption of compound into the systemic circulation with an observed Cmax at 1.5 h post-dose followed by a prolonged terminal phase. TBBPA concentrations in plasma decreased rapidly after an IV dose (25 mg/kg followed by a long elimination phase. These results indicate low systemic bioavailability (F < 0.05, similar to previous reports using male rats. Elimination pathways appeared to become saturated leading to delayed excretion after a single oral administration of the highest dose (1000 mg/kg; no such saturation or delay was detected at lower doses. Chronic high exposures to TBBPA may result in competition for metabolism with endogenous substrates in extrahepatic tissues (e.g., SULT1E1 estrogen sulfation resulting in endocrine disruption.

  20. Genetic association between NRG1 and schizophrenia, major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder in Han Chinese population.

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    Wen, Zujia; Chen, Jianhua; Khan, Raja Amjad Waheed; Song, Zhijian; Wang, Meng; Li, Zhiqiang; Shen, Jiawei; Li, Wenjin; Shi, Yongyong

    2016-04-01

    Schizophrenia, major depressive disorder, and bipolar disorder are three major psychiatric disorders affecting around 0.66%, 3.3%, and 1.5% of the Han Chinese population respectively. Several genetic linkage analyses and genome wide association studies identified NRG1 as a susceptibility gene of schizophrenia, which was validated by its role in neurodevelopment, glutamate, and other neurotransmitter receptor expression regulation. To further investigate whether NRG1 is a shared risk gene for major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder as well as schizophrenia, we performed an association study among 1,248 schizophrenia cases, 1,056 major depression cases, 1,344 bipolar disorder cases, and 1,248 controls. Totally 15 tag SNPs were genotyped and analyzed, and no population stratification was found in our sample set. Among the sites, rs4236710 (corrected Pgenotye  = 0.015) and rs4512342 (Pallele  = 0.03, Pgenotye  = 0.045 after correction) were associated with schizophrenia, and rs2919375 (corrected Pgenotye  = 0.004) was associated with major depressive disorder. The haplotype rs4512342-rs6982890 showed association with schizophrenia (P = 0.03 for haplotype "TC" after correction), and haplotype rs4531002-rs11989919 proved to be a shared risk factor for both major depressive disorder ("CC": corrected P = 0.009) and bipolar disorder ("CT": corrected P = 0.003). Our results confirmed that NRG1 was a shared common susceptibility gene for major mental disorders in Han Chinese population. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  1. Genetic variants in MARCO are associated with the susceptibility to pulmonary tuberculosis in Chinese Han population.

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    Mai-Juan Ma

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Susceptibility to tuberculosis is not only determined by Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection, but also by the genetic component of the host. Macrophage receptor with a collagenous structure (MARCO is essential components required for toll like receptor-signaling in macrophage response to Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which may contribute to tuberculosis risk. PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: To specifically investigated whether single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs in MARCO gene are associated with pulmonary tuberculosis in Chinese Han population. By selecting tagging SNPs in MARCO gene, 17 tag SNPs were identified and genotyped in 923 pulmonary tuberculosis patients and 1033 healthy control subjects using a hospital based case-control association study. Single-point and haplotype analysis revealed an association in intron and exon region of MARCO gene. One SNP (rs17009726 was associated with susceptibility to pulmonary tuberculosis, where the carriers of the G allele had a 1.65 fold (95% CI = 1.32-2.05, p(corrected = 9.27E-5 increased risk of pulmonary tuberculosis. Haplotype analysis revealed that haplotype GC containing G allele of 17009726 and haplotype TGCC (rs17795618T/A, rs1371562G/T, rs6761637T/C, rs2011839C/T were also associated with susceptibility to pulmonary tuberculosis (p(corrected = 0.0001 and 0.029, respectively. CONCLUSIONS: Our study suggested that genetic variants in MARCO gene were associated with pulmonary tuberculosis susceptibility in Chinese Han population, and the findings emphasize the importance of MARCO mediated immune responses in the pathogenesis of tuberculosis.

  2. Genetic Variant in Interleukin-18 Is Associated with Idiopathic Recurrent Miscarriage in Chinese Han Population

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    Jun Yue

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Levels of IL-18 were significantly lower in women with recurrent miscarriage (RM than those without idiopathic RM. IL-18 promoter single nucleotide polymorphisms were previously identified to have an impact on IL18 gene transcription activity and influence the level of IL-18 protein production. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether IL-18 gene polymorphisms are risk factors for idiopathic RM in Chinese Han population. Study subjects comprised of 484 idiopathic RM patients and 468 controls. Three polymorphisms (rs360717, rs187238, rs1946518 in IL-18 gene and serum IL-18 concentrations were assessed. rs187238 variant exhibits significant association with RM in additive and recessive genetic model (additive model p = 1.05 × 10−4, dominant model p = 0.025, recessive model p = 2.43 × 10−5. In contrast, rs360717 and rs1946518 are not significantly associated with RM. Serum IL-18 levels are significantly lower in RM cases than in control (111.98 ± 93.13 versus 148.74 ± 130.51 pg/mL, p = 7.42 × 10−7. There are lower levels of serum IL-18 in rs187238 homozygous mutant (CC than homozygous wild-type (GG in this study population, including cases and control groups (98.31 ± 86.46 versus 131.87 ± 115.02 pg/mL, p = 0.015. These results suggest that reduced IL-18 levels and rs187238 variant may contribute to pathogenesis of idiopathic RM in Chinese Han population.

  3. Association of OPG gene polymorphism with susceptibility to rheumatoid arthrits in Chinese Han.

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    Cai, Yue-ming; Wang, Jing; Wang, Qing-wen; Long, Xia; Wang, Wei-guang; Zhang, Lu; Zeng, Hui-ping; Wu, Zhi-cheng

    2015-06-01

    To investigate the association of osteoproterin (OPG) gene polymorphisms 163A/G (rs3102735), 245T/G (rs3134069) with susceptibility to rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in Chinese Han population. To study the correlation between the disease of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in Chinese Han group and the association of osteoproterin (OPG) gene polymorphisms 163A/G(rs3102735) and 245T/G (rs3134069). Approaches: 205 RA patients and 171 healthy control subjects were participated into this study. Genotype analysis was conducted by polymerase chain reaction-based restriction fragment length polymorphism and was subsequently confirmed by DNA sequencing. Odd ration (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (95% CI) were calculated for the risk of genotype and allele. OPG gene polymorphisms 163A/G, 245T/G conformed to the Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium. The statistical differences in genotype of AA, AG, GG at 163A/G locus were founded in RA and controls. The G allele was associated with an increased risk of RA, with OR 1.219 (95% CI: 1.066-2.339). According to the observation, there are no significant differences between the RA and control groups with respect to genotype and allele frequencies of OPG gene 245T/G (χ(2)=0.734, 0.518, p>0.05). The OPG gene 163A/G SNP may be associated with the susceptibility of RA, G allele may be the risk factor for the development of RA. Copyright © 2014 European Federation of Immunological Societies. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  4. Association of methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene polymorphism with ischemic stroke in the Eastern Chinese Han population.

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    Lv, Q-Q; Lu, J; Sun, H; Zhang, J-S

    2015-04-27

    The association between the MTHFR genetic polymorphism and ischemic stroke has been reported by a number of investigators. However, the results have been controversial and conflicting. The aim of this study was to explore the association between the MTHFR variants C677T and A1298C and the risk of ischemic stroke in an Eastern Chinese Han population. A total of 199 patients with ischemic stroke and 241 controls were recruited. Genotyping of the MTHFR C677T and A1298C polymorphisms was carried out using the Taqman 7900HT Sequence Detection System. The overall estimates (odds ratio: OR) for the allele (C) and genotype (AC+CC) of the A1298C polymorphism were 1.57 [95% confidence interval (CI) = 1.16-2.10], and 2.36 (95%CI = 1.39-4.00), respectively, establishing significant association of the MTHFR A1298C polymorphism with ischemic stroke. In contrast, there were no statistically significant differences compared to controls between MTHFR C677T polymorphic variants in the association ischemic stroke risk. Furthermore, haplotype-based analysis demonstrated that compared with the C-677-A-1298 haplotype, the C-677-C-1298 and T-677-C-1298 haplotypes showed significant increased risk of ischemic stroke (OR = 1.56; 95%CI = 1.07- 2.2; P = 0.02; OR = 1.76; 95%CI = 1.17-2.65; P A1298C polymorphism and the haplotypes C-677-C-1298 and T-677-C-1298 in MTHFR might modulate the risk of ischemic stroke in the Eastern Chinese Han population.

  5. Association between TNFAIP3 Gene Polymorphisms and Risk of Allergic Rhinitis in a Chinese Han Population.

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    Ke, Xia; Yang, Yinglin; Shen, Yang; Wang, Xiaoqiang; Hong, Suling

    2016-02-01

    Tumor necrosis factor alpha-inducible protein 3 (TNFAIP3) gene polymorphisms have been reported to be associated with the susceptibility to several immune-related diseases. Here we investigated the effect of TNFAIP3 gene polymorphisms on the risk of allergic rhinitis (AR) in a Chinese Han population. The case-control study included 540 AR patients and 524 healthy controls. Genotyping for TNFAIP3 polymorphisms (rs5029928, rs9494885, rs10499194, rs610604, and rs7753873) were performed using restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis and DNA sequencing. Allele and genotype frequencies were compared between patients and controls. The rs9494885 TC genotype (corrected p (p=0.0032); odds ratio (OR)=2.06, 95% confidence intervals (CI): 1.40-3.04) and C allele (p=0.0056; OR=1.94, 95% CI: 1.35-2.76) were more frequent in AR patients compared with controls. The frequencies of the rs9494885 TT genotype (p=0.0029; OR=0.49, 95% CI: 0.33-0.72) and T allele (p= 0.0056; OR=0.52, 95% CI: 0.36-0.74) were lower in AR patients than that in controls. A higher frequency of the rs7753873 AC genotype (p=0.0023; OR=1.96, 95 %CI: 1.38-2.77) and C allele (p=0.0012; OR=1.74, 95% CI: 1.26-2.40) and a lower frequency of the rs7753873 AA genotype (p=0.0040; OR=0.53, 95% CI: 0.38-0.75) and A allele (p=0.0012; OR=0.58, 95% CI: 0.42-0.80) were observed in AR patients. TNFAIP3 gene polymorphisms (rs9494885 and rs7753873) are associated with the susceptibility to AR in the Chinese Han population.

  6. [Analysis of normal pelvis morphometry of modern Chinese southern Han female and its correlation with age].

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    Liu, Ping; Yu, Yan-Hong; Chen, Chun-Lin; Tang, Yi-Xin; Wang, Li; Mao, Dong-Rui; Xu, Yi-Kai; Chen, Lan

    2013-07-01

    To analyze the normal pelvis morphometry of Chinese southern Han female and its correlation with age. From August 2009 to September 2011, 289 Han nationality females who received pelvis CT scan at Nanfang Hospital of Southern Medical University were eligible for the study. Their mean age was 43.5 years, with normal body development and no pelvic abnormality. The patients were divided into 3 age groups: 25 to 40 (n = 109), 41 to 50 (n = 115), and >50 years (n = 65). After constructing a three-dimensional digital model of the pelvis, the following parameters were measured, including transverse inlet diameter, posterior sagittal diameter of pelvic inlet, sagittal inlet, diagonal conjugate, biischial diameter, posterior sagittal diameter of midpelvis, sagittal midpelvic diameter, intertuberous distance, posterior sagittal diameter of outlet, angle of pubic arch, sagittal outlet, penal height, sacrum length and sacrum curvature. The relationship between all parameters and age was analyzed. (1) The posterior sagittal diameters of pelvic inlet of the 25 to 40 age group, 41 to 50 age group, >50 years age group were (53 ± 8), (51 ± 7), (48 ± 6) mm. The sagittal inlet of the three groups were (122 ± 8), (120 ± 9), (114 ± 8) mm. And the diagonal conjugate of the three groups were (135 ± 10), (132 ± 9), (127 ± 9) mm. All had significant differences among the three groups (P 0.05). (3) The intertuberous distance of the three groups were (122 ± 11), (121 ± 10), (117 ± 11) mm, and the posterior sagittal diameter of outlet of the three groups were (56 ± 9), (58 ± 8), (57 ± 9) mm. There was no significant difference among the three groups (P > 0.05) .(4) Penal height of three groups were (31 ± 3), (33 ± 3), (34 ± 3) mm, there was with significant differences (P pelvis became deeper. Mid pelvis and the pelvic outlet was almost unchanged, and showed no correlation with age.

  7. Osteoprotegerin Gene (OPG) Polymorphisms Associated with Peri-implantitis Susceptibility in a Chinese Han Population.

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    Zhou, Jian; Zhao, Yimin

    2016-11-09

    BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate the association between T950C (rs2073617) and G1181C (rs2073618) polymorphisms of the osteoprotegerin gene (OPG) and the susceptibility of peri-implantitis in the Chinese Han population.  MATERIAL AND METHODS 110 patients with peri-implantitis and 116 healthy persons from the Chinese Han population were included in this study using a case-control design; rs2073617 and rs2073618 in OPG were genotyped by polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP). The linkage disequilibrium (LD) and haplotype analysis were performed with Haploview software. Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium (HWE) was assessed in the control group based on the genotype distributions of OPG polymorphisms. The genotype, allele, and haplotype distribution differences between the case and control groups were analyzed by chi-square test, and the relative risk of PD was expressed by odds ratio (OR) and 95% confidence interval (CI).  RESULTS The study results showed that people carrying the CC genotype of rs2073618 were more likely to have peri-implantitis than GG genotype carriers (OR=2.18, 95% CI=1.03-4.62, p=0.04). In addition, patients with the C allele had 1.47 times the risk of suffering from peri-implantitis (OR=1.47, 95% CI=1.01-2.13, p=0.04), but not rs2073617 polymorphism. The G-C haplotype frequency of rs2073618-rs2073617 in OPG was significantly correlated to the increased susceptibility of peri-implantitis (OR=2.27, 95% CI=1.20-4.30).  CONCLUSIONS OPG rs2073618 polymorphism may be related to the risk of peri-implantitis, but not rs2073617. Moreover, haplotype is also a non-ignorable risk factor.

  8. Association of RAGE gene polymorphisms with sporadic Parkinson's disease in Chinese Han population.

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    Gao, Jing; Teng, Jijun; Liu, Hongxin; Han, Xun; Chen, Biao; Xie, Anmu

    2014-01-24

    Previous studies have corroborated receptor for advanced glycation end-products (RAGE) ablation had a protective effect on nigral dopaminergic neurons in the MPTP model of Parkinson's disease (PD). Genetic variation of RAGE gene may be associated with the development of onset of sporadic PD. The present study aimed to explore the possible association of RAGE gene polymorphisms namely -374T/A,-429T/C, and G82S with PD. A total of 285 PD patients and 285 healthy-matched individuals in Chinese Han population were enrolled. Genotype analyses were performed using polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP). Only the -429T/C polymorphism denoted a significant difference between PD patients and controls (P=0.015) of the three examined single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs). Our data also revealed that -429C allele carriers seem to have a decreased risk of PD (OR=0.617, P=0.007). Moreover, there were significant differences in genotype distribution in female PD group and its healthy-matched control subgroup (P=0.014), as well as between late-onset PD (LOPD) and the controls subgroup (P=0.016). However, for -374T/A and 82GS polymorphisms, there was no significant difference in the genotype and allele frequencies between PD patients and the controls, as well as gender- and age-related differences. Our present findings indicate that the RAGE -429T/C polymorphism may be associated with the susceptibility of PD and the CC genotype of -429T/C may be a protective factor for PD in Chinese Han population. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  9. Glycan Biomarkers for Rheumatoid Arthritis and Its Remission Status in Han Chinese Patients.

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    Sebastian, Andrea; Alzain, Mohamed Ali; Asweto, Collins Otieno; Song, Haicheng; Cui, Liufu; Yu, Xinwei; Ge, Siqi; Dong, Hao; Rao, Ping; Wang, Hao; Fang, Honghong; Gao, Qing; Zhang, Jie; He, Dian; Guo, Xiuhua; Song, Manshu; Wang, Youxin; Wang, Wei

    2016-06-01

    Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a systemic, chronic, and progressive inflammatory autoimmune disease, affects up to 1.0% of the world population doubling mortality rate of patients and is a major global health burden. Worrisomely, we lack robust diagnostics of RA and its remission status. Research with the next-generation biomarker technology platforms such as glycomics offers new promises in this context. We report here a clinical case-control study comprising 128 patients suffering from chronic RA (80.22% in remission, 19.78% active clinically) and 195 gender- and age-matched controls, with a view to the putative glycan biomarkers of RA as well as its activity or remission status in Han Chinese RA patients. Hydrophilic interaction liquid chromatography-ultra-performance liquid chromatography (HILIC-UPLC) was used for the analysis of IgG glycans. The regression model identified the glycans that predict RA status, while a receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve analysis validated the sensitivity and prediction power. Among the total 24 glycan peaks (GP1-GP24), ROC analysis showed only GP1 prediction to be highly sensitive with an area under the curve (AUC) = 0.881. Even though GP21 and GP22 could predict active status among the RA cases (p < 0.05), they had lower sensitivity of prediction with an AUC = 0.658. Taken together, these observations suggest that GP1 might have potential as a putative biomarker for RA in the Han Chinese population, while the change in IgG glycosylation shows association with the RA active and remission states. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first glycomics study with respect to disease activity and remission states in RA.

  10. Characterization of Killer cell immunoglobulin-like receptor (KIR) genotypes and haplotypes in Chinese Han population.

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    Bao, X; Wang, M; Zhou, H; Wu, X; Yang, L; Xu, C; Yuan, X; Zhang, J; Li, L; Wu, D; He, J

    2013-11-01

    We performed Killer cell immunoglobulin-like receptor (KIR) genotyping on 1271 individuals of Chinese Han origin including 102 families and 965 unrelated individuals. The families (with one child and both parents) were subjected for haplotype analysis. Forty-one different genotypes were identified. The frequencies of the KIR genotypes found in the family panel were confirmed by those found in the unrelated panel. The family study showed segregation of one A haplotype and at least 15 unique B haplotypes. The most commonly observed haplotypes in group B were B1, B2, and B3, present at a frequency of 10.05%, 6.62%, and 4.90%, respectively. On the basis of the combination of KIR genes, six centromeric and seven telomeric gene motifs have been identified. Motif cB02 was the most frequent haplotype B specific centromeric segment while tB01 was the most frequent haplotype B specific telomeric segment. The distinct distribution of KIR haplotypes in each population may reflect the history of directional and balancing selection of different races. The gene combinations of group A and B1/B2/B3 haplotype were the most frequent genotypes named as Bx1, Bx2, and Bx3, present at a frequency of 13.72%, 7.35%, and 4.41% in the family panel, and at a frequency of 15.86%, 10.15%, and 5.80% in the unrelated panel, respectively. Overall, this study showed the diversity of KIR haplotypes and genotypes in Chinese Han population and developed a criterion for distinguish KIR haplotypes/genotypes for the population. KIR genotyping and haplotype analysis should be useful for selection of the most optimum donor grafts with favorable KIR gene content for transplants. © 2013 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  11. Paz, política y derecho internacional. Una contraposición entre el pacifismo jurídico de Hans Kelsen y el realismo político de Hans J. Morgenthau

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    García Saez, Jose Antonio

    2014-01-01

    Esta tesis pretende ofrecer una aproximación a las tensiones que existen entre el derecho y la política en el ámbito internacional. Para hacerlo se vale de la confrontación entre las posiciones de Hans Kelsen y Hans J. Morgenthau. Ambos autores, inmensamente influyentes en sus respectivos campos, desarrollaron diversas propuestas teóricas para avanzar hacia la paz mundial en torno a las décadas de los treinta y los cuarenta, durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial y la edificación del nuevo panoram...

  12. Praksisnærhed i erhvervsskolens naturfagsundervisning gennem betydende overgange

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    Svejgaard, Karin Løvenskjold; Daugbjerg, Peer; Valero, Paola

    2014-01-01

    deploy a sociocultural perspective to present a nuanced concept of practice that leads us to conceive transfer in terms of consequential transitions among practices. Relation to practice as a pedagogical principle should build on the clarity of which practices students are invited to participate in......, and how teaching facilitates different consequential transitions among them....

  13. Praksisnærhed i erhvervsskolens naturfagsundervisning gennem betydende overgange

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    Valero, Paola; Daugbjerg, Peer Schrøder; Løvenskjold Svejgaard, Karin

    2014-01-01

    Relation to practice is often used as a teaching principle in vocational science education. The principle is based on the assumption that it improves students’ possibilities to do a more effective transfer of knowledge between a school context and a context of professional practice. In the paper we...

  14. Vold i Arhus gennem to årtier

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    Brink, Ole; Bitch, Oluf; Petersen, Klaus Kjaer

    2002-01-01

    , the latest in 1993-1994. The aim of this study was to update knowledge about the incidence and character of violence in Aarhus. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A dynamic cohort study was carried out in the period 1 April 1999 to 31 March 2000. Persons who arrived at the casualty wards or Institute of Forensic Medicine...... dropped to 4.6 victims/1000. This decrease in violence was particularly seen among 15-24-year-old males. The extent of violence against women remained unchanged in the years 1999-2000. Foreigners were significantly higher represented among the victims. The character and severity of the violence were....... Udgivelsesdato: 2002-Feb-18...

  15. Forsknings- og udviklingsbaseret praksis gennem uddannelse og samarbejde

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    Dalsgaard, Annemarie; Thomsen, Lene Iskov; Christiansen, Connie Biehl

    2010-01-01

    Will cooperation between students, clinical supervisors and lectureres about the employment of research and deveolpment-based literature in relation to a given professional nursing problem stregthen and develop the informationseeking skills of the participants? The involved participants...... of this development project consider the outcome to be positiv. There is a need for clinical nurses who are able and willling to search, critically screen, select and employ research and development-based literature in relation to the professional nursing problems that they experience in their own practice....... The pedagogical inspiration for intervension was taken from Etienne Wenger´s theory about communication of practice....

  16. Innovation gennem kvalitetsoptimerende tiltag i sundhedsvæsnet

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    Jonasson, Charlotte; Lauring, Jakob

    En væsentlig udfordring inden for den offentlige sektor er at inddrage borgeren i udviklingen af sektorens ydelser, produkter og organisering. Denne udfordring har dog også potentiale for at kunne anvendes konstruktivt i udviklingen af offentlige organisationer. Med udgangspunkt i et case...

  17. Bæredygtighed gennem 300 år

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    Arler, Finn

    2015-01-01

    Begrebet bæredygtighed har rødder tilbage til 1700-tallet. Det er et omstridt begreb, og der er stor uenighed om, hvordan det skal tolkes. I denne artikel giver Finn Arler, professor ved Aalborg Universitet, et overblik over de forskellige faser i begrebets udvikling op til i dag....

  18. Elever kommunikerer gennem digital video i idræt

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    Elbæk, Lars; Rødbro, Lise Langagergaard

    2012-01-01

    I artiklen redegøres kort for et projekt, som førte frem til en videoplatform, der er et bud på et ’lukket YouTube’ med funktioner specifikt udviklet til skolens idrætsundervisning. Med afsæt i systemisk kommunikationsteori analyseres observations- og interviewdata for at belyse den kommunikation...

  19. Avislæsning gennem 20 år

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    Sigurd Bennike

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    Full Text Available Hvis man vil forstå udviklingen på dagbladsområdet, er det nødvendigt, men langtfra tilstrækkeligt at kende til avisernes oplagstal; man må des- uden have oplysninger om læserne, blandt andet deres demografiske karakteristika: disse oplysninger findes i et "media indeks". Sigurd Ben- nike, mangeårog drivkraft i Dansk Media Komite, præsenterer her i over- sigtsform 20 års talmateriale med tilhørende forklaringer fra Dansk Media Indeks. Tallene indeholder oplysninger om den andel af befolkningen der læser hverdagsavis, læserprofilen for forskellige dagbladstyper samt en række forskellige kontaktparametre, bl.a. dagbladenes stærke og svage sider i forhold til andre medier, læsested og -tidspunkt.

  20. Laparoskopisk rectumresektion med salpingo-ooforektomi gennem en enkelt incision

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    Bulut, Orhan; Nielsen, Claus B.

    2011-01-01

    cm from the anal verge and a 7 cm left-sided ovarian cyst. Perioperative data and oncological outcomes were comparable to those of conventional laparoscopic procedures. Use of the SILS procedure for pelvic surgery is feasible in carefully selected patients. Prospective comparative studies are needed...

  1. Furesø Erhvervsforenings historie gennem 125 år

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    Moos, Henriette

    2015-01-01

    Dette tilbageblik over Furesø Erhvervsforenings historie tilbage til 1890 er udarbejdet i forbindelse med foreningens 125 års jubilæum i 2015 på baggrund af research i lokalarkiver og samtaler med nuværende og tidligere medlemmer. Beretningen er en fascinerede rejse tilbage i dansk erhvervshistorie...... i 1982 med stor økonomisk gevinst. Disse historier - og mange flere - gør det til noget helt særligt at være medlem af Furesø Erhvervsforening – et fællesskab af iværksættere, ildsjæle, erhvervsfolk og handelsdrivende, der igennem fire generationer har udvist stort engagement i at drive virksomhed...

  2. Kognitiv empowerment gennem virtuelle fællesskaber

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    Schmidt, Dorte; Konnerup, Ulla

    2009-01-01

    samfundet. Med afsæt i den nyeste hjerneforskning diskuteres, hvordan kognitiv fitness i virtuelle fællesskaber kan føre til kognitiv empowerment, således at hjerneskadede mennesker fortsat kan fungere som selvstændige og myndige personer, der er i stand til selv at modvirke afmagt og afhængighed samt...

  3. Usurering af osteosyntesemateriale gennem øsofagus efter anterior cervikalkirurgi

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    Wiis, Julie Therese; Nittby, Henrietta Carolina; Lauritsen, Anne Oberg

    2014-01-01

    The rare, potentially life-threatening complication to anterior cervical surgery, oesophageal perforation, occurs after surgical trauma or due to erosion by migrating hardware. Symptoms are hoarseness, dysphagia, neck/throat pain, subcutaneous emphysema and fever. Imaging and endoscopic diagnosis...

  4. Comparison Study of Metabolic Syndrome's Differences and Diagnostic Criteria's Applicability among Xingjiang Uighur, Kazak and Han Population.

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    Jiang, Sheng; Xie, Zijing

    2012-01-01

    Our paper is a study about metabolism syndrome (MS) incidence situations of different nationalities, including Uighur, Kazak and Han nationality in Xinjiang by means of a cross-sectional survey and compare differences and adaptabilities of applications of the diagnostic criteria for MS recommended by Adult Treatment Protocol III of National Cholesterol Education Program of America (ATP III), International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and Chinese Diabetes Society (CDS) in three groups of populations. Conclusion tell us, for Uighur population and Kazak population, IDF criterion and ATPIII criterion had a better consistence, and CDS criterion was worst. For Han population, CDS criterion and IDF criterion had a better consistence, and ATPIII criterion was worst. For the screening of MS incidence rate of Uighur and Kazak adult populations in Xinjiang region, ATPIII criterion was optimal, while CDS criterion was optimal for Han population. However, as for screening of clustering of multiple risk factors of MS, IDF criterion was better than other criteria for the three nationalities.

  5. An EPAS1 haplotype is associated with high altitude polycythemia in male Han Chinese at the Qinghai-Tibetan plateau.

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    Chen, Yu; Jiang, Chunhua; Luo, Yongjun; Liu, Fuyu; Gao, Yuqi

    2014-12-01

    Hemoglobin concentration at high altitude is considered an important marker of high altitude adaptation, and native Tibetans in the Qinghai-Tibetan plateau show lower hemoglobin concentrations than Han people who have emigrated from plains areas. Genetic studies revealed that EPAS1 plays a key role in high altitude adaptation and is associated with the low hemoglobin concentration in Tibetans. Three single nucleotide polymorphisms (rs13419896, rs4953354, rs1868092) of noncoding regions in EPAS1 exhibited significantly different allele frequencies in the Tibetan and Han populations and were associated with low hemoglobin concentrations in Tibetans. To explore the hereditary basis of high altitude polycythemia (HAPC) and investigate the association between EPAS1 and HAPC in the Han population, these 3 single nucleotide polymorphisms were assessed in 318 male Han Chinese HAPC patients and 316 control subjects. Genotyping was performed by high resolution melting curve analysis. The G-G-G haplotype of rs13419896, rs4953354, and rs1868092 was significantly more frequent in HAPC patients than in control subjects, whereas no differences in the allele or genotype frequencies of the 3 single nucleotide polymorphisms were found between HAPC patients and control subjects. Moreover, genotypes of rs1868092 (AA) and rs4953354 (GG) that were not observed in the Chinese Han in the Beijing population were found at frequencies of 1.6% and 0.9%, respectively, in our study population of HAPC patients and control subjects. Carriers of this EPAS1 haplotype (G-G-G, rs13419896, rs4953354, and rs1868092) may have a higher risk for HAPC. These results may contribute to a better understanding of the pathogenesis of HAPC in the Han population. Copyright © 2014 Wilderness Medical Society. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  6. Study on the adult physique with the Heath-Carter anthropometric somatotype in the Han of Xi'an, China.

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    Yang, Li-Tao; Wang, Ning; Li, Zeng-Xian; Liu, Cui; He, Xin; Zhang, Jian-Fei; Han, Hua; Wen, You-Feng; Qian, Yi-Hua; Xi, Huan-Jiu

    2016-03-01

    The study of somatotypes has important significance for medical and physical anthropology as well as sports science. The aim of this study was to understand the somatotype components of the Han population in Xi'an and compare the somatotypes of the Han and five other nationalities in China. The study sample consisted of 429 people of Han nationality (207 males, 222 females) from Xi'an, China, aged ≥20 years old. The Heath-Carter anthropometric method was employed. We evaluated the differences in age and sex by one-way ANOVA and t test. A comparison of somatotypes between the Han and other nationalities was made using the U test. The results showed that the male and female samples all could be classified as having a mesomorphic endomorph profile. The difference in endomorphy was strongest between sexes in all age groups (P < 0.01). There were prominent differences in mesomorphy and ectomorphy between males and females in the 50-59- and ≥60-year-old age groups. In females, the differences in somatotype components appeared to be distinguished between ages (P < 0.01 or P < 0.05). However, in males, there were prominent differences in somatotype components between the 20-29 year olds and all other age groups (P < 0.01 or P < 0.05) except for between those 20-29 and ≥60 years old in endomorphy. Compared with the other five nationalities, there were prominent differences in somatotype components between males and females. These results suggest that the somatotype of the Han population in Xi'an, China, has a predominantly mesomorphic endomorph profile. The endomorphic component shows distinct differences between ages and genders, respectively. Additionally, there are distinct differences in the somatotype components between Xi'an Han and five other nationalities in China in males and females.

  7. Trump har droppet fløjlshandskerne, nu da han er slået tilbage til start

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    Hendricks, Vincent Fella

    2016-01-01

    Donald Trump vandt primærvalget ved hjælp af personangreb. I præsidentvalgkampens slutspurt har han nu taget den strategi op igen, selvom alle dømte den ude – og det er måske slet ikke så dumt, for det er det, Trump kan......Donald Trump vandt primærvalget ved hjælp af personangreb. I præsidentvalgkampens slutspurt har han nu taget den strategi op igen, selvom alle dømte den ude – og det er måske slet ikke så dumt, for det er det, Trump kan...

  8. Corneal endothelial cell density and morphology and central corneal thickness in Guangxi Maonan and Han adolescent students of China

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    Hao Liang

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available AIM:To investigate the corneal endothelial cell density and morphology and central corneal thickness in the Guangxi Maonan and Han adolescent students of China.METHODS:Noncontact specular microscope (Topcon SP3000P, Tokyo, Japan was performed in 133 adolescent students of Maonan nationality (M:F 54:79 and 105 adolescent students of Han nationality (M:F 50:55, 5 to 20y of age, who were randomly selected from 3 schools in Huanjiang Maonan Autonomous County of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of China. Parameters studied included endothelial cell density, mean cell area, coefficient of variation in cell size, percentage hexagonality and central corneal thickness.RESULTS:Endothelial cell density, mean cell area, coefficient of variation in cell size, percentage hexagonality and central corneal thickness in the study population were (2969.50±253.93 cells/mm2, (339.23±29.44 µm2, (29.96±4.07 %, (64.58±9.41 % and (523.71±32.82 µm in Maonan and (2998.26±262.65 cells/mm2, (336.11±30.07 µm2, (29.89±5.03 %, (64.91±11.64 % and (524.39±33.15 µm in Han, respectively. No significant differences were observed in endothelial cell density, mean cell area, coefficient of variation in cell size, percentage hexagonality and central corneal thickness between Maonan and Han (P=0.615, 0.659, 0.528, 0.551, 0.999. In Maonan and Han, we found age was negatively correlated with endothelial cell density and percentage hexagonality and positively correlated with mean cell area and coefficient of variation in cell size. Negative correlation was also found between central corneal thickness and age in Han, whereas no correlation was found in Maonan.CONCLUSION:There were no differences between Maonan and Han in corneal endothelial cell density and morphology and central corneal thickness. In these two nationalities, there were statistically significant decrease in endothelial cell density and percentage hexagonality with increasing age and statistically significant

  9. Nietzsche se uitspraak God-is-dood, en die interpretasievoorstelle van Hans Küng en Jürgen Moltmann

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    Full Text Available Nietzsche's theorem 'God-is-dead' and the reading models of HansKüng and Jürgen Moltmann. In this article the meaning and significance of Nietzsche's theorem 'God-is-dead' is examined. Through the reading models of Hans Küng and Jürgen Moltmann, an atempt is made to indicate that Nietzsche did not per se acknowledged or denied the existence of God. These reading models, although different, eliminate vaious theological misunderstandings and misinterpretations. This is important for the current theological debate.

  10. Stimuli-sensitive breathing of Cucurbit[7]uril cavity: monitoring through the environment responsive fluorescence of 1'-hydroxy-2'-acetonaphthone (HAN).

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    Banik, Debasis; Kuchlyan, Jagannath; Roy, Arpita; Kundu, Niloy; Sarkar, Nilmoni

    2015-02-12

    In this work, we have focused on the supramolecular interactions of a water-soluble host Cucurbit[7]uril (CB[7]) with an excited state intramolecular proton transfer (ESIPT) probe 1'-hydroxy-2'-acetonaphthone (HAN) through steady-state and time-resolved fluorescence measurements. In water HAN is almost nonfluorescent in nature with a very low fluorescence quantum yield (Φ = 0.009). With gradual addition of CB[7] absorption maximum of HAN is red-shifted (292 cm(-1)) and hence confirming the formation of an inclusion complex in the ground state between HAN and CB[7]. Due to this complexation CB[7] offers a hydrophobic microenvironment to the HAN which is completely different from that of homogeneous water. Upon encapsulation into the nanocavity of CB[7], HAN exhibits a 20-fold increase in fluorescence intensity along with a 36 nm (1618 cm(-1)) hypsochromic shift in emission maxima. This hypsochromic shift is an indication about the modulation of excited state photophysical behavior of HAN due to the formation of HAN-CB[7] inclusion complex. Moreover, huge partition coefficient of HAN from water to CB[7] along with a∼ 12-fold increase in fluorescence lifetime confirm the favorable interaction between HAN and CB[7]. We have also observed the stimuli-sensitive (temperature and cationic stimuli) breathing of CB[7] cavity i.e., in the presence of different additives the portals of CB[7] open up to release HAN in water and take up the additives. Time-resolved anisotropy measurements further indicate about the probable location of HAN inside the CB[7]. The observation of a 1.7 ns component in the presence of CB[7] signifies the highly restricted rotational motion of HAN inside the cavity of CB[7] corroborates our finding.

  11. Common Variants in the TBX5 Gene Associated with Atrial Fibrillation in a Chinese Han Population.

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    Zhang, Rongfeng; Tian, Xiaochen; Gao, Lianjun; Li, Huihua; Yin, Xiaomeng; Dong, Yingxue; Yang, Yanzong; Xia, Yunlong

    2016-01-01

    PR interval variations have recently been associated with an increased risk of long-term atrial fibrillation (AF), heart block and all-cause mortality. Genome-wide association studies have linked the PR interval with several common variants in the TBX5 gene. Several variants in the TBX5 gene, including rs7312625 and rs883079, have been associated with AF. The purpose of this study was to determine the association of single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the TBX5 gene, rs7312625 and rs883079, with AF in Chinese Han patients. In this case-control association study, large cohorts of AF patients (n = 1132) and controls (n = 1206) were recruited from different hospitals. The genotyping was performed using a Rotor-Gene TM 6000 high-resolution melt system. Rs7312625, rs3825214 and rs883079 were analyzed. We found that SNP 3825214 was significantly associated with AF (P-obs = 0.002, odds ratio [OR] = 0.82), and lone AF (P-obs = 6.77x10-5, odds ratio [OR] = 0.71). SNP rs7312625 was significantly associated with lone AF (P-obs = 0.015, odds ratio [OR] = 1.27), although its association with AF was not significant. No significant association of SNP rs883079 with AF or lone AF was observed. Thus, we analyzed the interaction among these three loci. We demonstrated significant interaction among rs3825214, rs7312625 and rs883079. Four-locus risk alleles showed the highest odds ratio in combined rs3825214 and rs7312625 (P-obsSix-locus risk alleles showed the highest odds ratio in combined rs3825214, rs7312625 and rs 883079(P-obs<0.0001, odds ratio [OR] = 2.35). Significance was established with the trend test (P<0.0001). For the first time, we report the strong association of SNP rs3825214 in the TBX5 gene with AF and lone AF in a Chinese Han population. Rs7312625 was significantly associated with lone AF, and snp-snp interaction increased the risk of atrial fibrillation. Our data might provide new insights into understanding AF pathogenesis and designing novel genetic

  12. Common Variants in the TBX5 Gene Associated with Atrial Fibrillation in a Chinese Han Population.

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    Full Text Available PR interval variations have recently been associated with an increased risk of long-term atrial fibrillation (AF, heart block and all-cause mortality. Genome-wide association studies have linked the PR interval with several common variants in the TBX5 gene. Several variants in the TBX5 gene, including rs7312625 and rs883079, have been associated with AF. The purpose of this study was to determine the association of single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs in the TBX5 gene, rs7312625 and rs883079, with AF in Chinese Han patients.In this case-control association study, large cohorts of AF patients (n = 1132 and controls (n = 1206 were recruited from different hospitals. The genotyping was performed using a Rotor-Gene TM 6000 high-resolution melt system. Rs7312625, rs3825214 and rs883079 were analyzed. We found that SNP 3825214 was significantly associated with AF (P-obs = 0.002, odds ratio [OR] = 0.82, and lone AF (P-obs = 6.77x10-5, odds ratio [OR] = 0.71. SNP rs7312625 was significantly associated with lone AF (P-obs = 0.015, odds ratio [OR] = 1.27, although its association with AF was not significant. No significant association of SNP rs883079 with AF or lone AF was observed. Thus, we analyzed the interaction among these three loci. We demonstrated significant interaction among rs3825214, rs7312625 and rs883079. Four-locus risk alleles showed the highest odds ratio in combined rs3825214 and rs7312625 (P-obs<0.0001, odds ratio [OR] = 2.21. Six-locus risk alleles showed the highest odds ratio in combined rs3825214, rs7312625 and rs 883079(P-obs<0.0001, odds ratio [OR] = 2.35. Significance was established with the trend test (P<0.0001.For the first time, we report the strong association of SNP rs3825214 in the TBX5 gene with AF and lone AF in a Chinese Han population. Rs7312625 was significantly associated with lone AF, and snp-snp interaction increased the risk of atrial fibrillation. Our data might provide new insights into understanding AF

  13. [Anthropometric analysis of facial aging in 1200 Han adult people in Dalian].

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    Guo, Huizhong; Hu, Gang; Xu, Qianqian; Qin, Hongzhi; Li, Fang; Kang, Le; Qu, Hui; Li, Xiang; Wei Siming; Gao, Jinghen

    2016-01-01

    To investigate the facial aging analysis of 1200 Han adult people in Dalian with iris diameter, so as to provide reference for facial rejuvenation in Han people. 1200 facial digital photographs from the second-generation ID card of China were stratified randomly selected as the research sample, excluding facial deformity, tattooing eyebrow, tattooing lid margin, ptosis, lip grain and eyebrow deformity cases, as well as the cases whose join point of upper eyelid and lower eyelid not exposed at the nasal side. These photos were divided into six cohorts: female aged 18, 38, and 68 years old; and male aged 18, 38, and 68 years old, with 200 cases in each cohort. The individual iris diameter was divided into 20 equal parts in each photograph, with each part marked one unit as individual iris diameter ruler. Ten values were made from a horizontal plane between the medial canthus to ten points at one face ( the line between two medial canthus is used as the horizontal line, circumocular and facial soft tissue were measured with individual iris diameter ruler on the photographs), then the results were analyzed with Adobe Photoshop software. There are statistically significant differences in eyebrow height (36.42 ± 4.22 unit in 18 years old male group, 40.22 ± 6.90 unit in 38 years old male group, 34.83 ± 9.39 unit in 68 years old male group; 37.59 ± 6.72 unit in 18 years old female group, 41.09 ± 5.15 unit in 38 years old female group, 36.84 ± 9.45 unit in 68 years old female group), palpebral fissure height, physiognomic external canthus height, palpebral fissure width, pupil height and other items (P age (38 years old group), then drops down gradually with aging. (2) The physiognomic external canthus moves towards the nasal side and caudal side with aging. (3) Eyeball moves towards caudal side with aging. (4) The soft tissue around bilateral angle of mouth, nasal tip and submaxilla moves towards caudal side with aging. (5) The measurement of individual iris

  14. Maps of Relocation and Poems of Tang Dynasty Poets: Li Bai, Du Fu, and Han Yu

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    羅鳳珠、白璧玲、廖泫銘、范毅軍 、鄭錦全 Feng-Ju Lo,Pi-Ling Pai,Hsiung-Ming Liao,I-Chun Fan,Chin-Chuan Cheng

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    Full Text Available Geographic environments affect literary contents and genre and thus, since ancient times, geographical area has been used to classify Chinese literature. In 1936 Liang Qichao was keenly aware of the relationship between literature and geography and brought up the idea of “literarygeography”. In 1979 Professor Chen Zhengxiang produced maps of birthplaces of Tang and Song poets to show the shift of Chinese cultural center from north to south. Furthermore, in the pastdecade, the attention to research in literary geography and geographical distribution of writersgradually increased. However, most studies focused on geographical distribution of birthplaces of writers and very few focused on the relationship between poets’ journey and the contents of their writings and their geographic environment. Meanwhile, geographic information system and aerialphotography have developed quickly and have become useful tools for the study of literary geography.Since then, the academic circles in Taiwan have built a solid foundation in this area. While Li Baiand Du Fu were called poetic immortal and poetic sage of the middle and end periods of the heydayof Tang Dynasty, respectively, Han Yu advocated the classical Chinese movement and becameone of the eight great authors of Tang and Song dynasties. Han Yu was also the best representative of Middle Tang poets. While the styles of these three poets differed from each other, they held key positions in the development and evolution of Tang poetry. Their footprints spread all over the countryand greatly affected later developments and contemporary of poetry. This project makes use of the digital Tang Dynasty maps by Tan Qixiang, Tang Dynasty transportation route maps by Yan Gengwang,aerial maps, the All Tang Poems, and chronicles of the poets to build the three poets’ relocation maps and study their poetic literature, language, geography, and interactions with others, in hopesof opening a new research direction

  15. Interaction of Wnt pathway related variants with type 2 diabetes in a Chinese Han population

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    Jian-Bo Zhou

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Aims. Epistasis from gene set based on the function-related genes may confer to the susceptibility of type 2 diabetes (T2D. The Wnt pathway has been reported to play an important role in the pathogenesis of T2D. Here we applied tag SNPs to explore the association between epistasis among genes from Wnt and T2D in the Han Chinese population. Methods. Variants of fourteen genes selected from Wnt pathways were performed to analyze epistasis. Gene–gene interactions in case-control samples were identified by generalized multifactor dimensionality reduction (GMDR method. We performed a case-controlled association analysis on a total of 1,026 individual with T2D and 1,157 controls via tag SNPs in Wnt pathway. Results. In single-locus analysis, SNPs in four genes were significantly associated with T2D adjusted for multiple testing (rs7903146C in TCF7L2, p = 3.21∗10−3, OR = 1.39, 95% CI [1.31–1.47], rs12904944G in SMAD3, p = 2.51∗10−3, OR = 1.39, 95% CI [1.31–1.47], rs2273368C in WNT2B, p = 4.46∗10−3, OR = 1.23, 95% CI [1.11–1.32], rs6902123C in PPARD, p = 1.14∗10−2, OR = 1.40, 95% CI [1.32–1.48]. The haplotype TGC constructed by TCF7L2 (rs7903146, DKK1 (rs2241529 and BTRC (rs4436485 showed a significant association with T2D (OR = 0.750, 95% CI [0.579–0.972], P = 0.03. For epistasis analysis, the optimized combination was the two locus model of WNT2B rs2273368 and TCF7L2rs7903146, which had the maximum cross-validation consistency. This was 9 out of 10 for the sign test at 0.0107 level. The best combination increased the risk of T2D by 1.47 times (95% CI [1.13–1.91], p = 0.0039. Conclusions. Epistasis between TCF7L2 and WNT2B is associated with the susceptibility of T2D in a Han Chinese population. Our results were compatible with the idea of the complex nature of T2D that would have been missed using conventional tools.

  16. Sex differences in obesity and cognitive function in a cognitively normal aging Chinese Han population

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    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available Wei Li,* Qi Qiu,* Lin Sun, Ling Yue, Tao Wang, Xia Li, Shifu Xiao Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Center, Shanghai Mental Health Center, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China *These authors contributed equally to this work Background: Sex differences in Alzheimer’s disease and mild cognitive impairment have been well recognized. However, sex differences in cognitive function and obesity in cognitively normal aging Chinese Han population have not attracted much attention. Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between sex, obesity, and cognitive function in an elderly Chinese population with normal cognitive function. Subjects and methods: A total of 228 cognitively normal aging participants (males/females =93/135 entered this study. Their general demographic information (sex, age, and education was collected by standardized questionnaire. Apolipoprotein E (APOE genotype and serum lipid levels were measured. The Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA was used to assess participants’ cognitive function. Results: The prevalence of obesity in elderly women (18/133, 13.5% was significantly higher than that in men (5/92, 5.4%, P=0.009. Regression analyses showed that obesity was associated with drinking alcohol (OR =13.695, P=0.045 and triglyceride (OR =1.436, P=0.048 in women and limited to low-density lipoprotein (OR =11.829, P=0.023 in men. Women performed worse on the naming score for MoCA than men (P<0.01. Stepwise linear regression analysis showed that education (t=3.689, P<0.001 and smoking (t=2.031, P=0.045 were related to the score of naming in female, while high-density lipoprotein (t=–2.077, P=0.041 was related to the score of naming in male; however, no correlation was found between body mass index and cognitive function in both male and female (P>0.05. Conclusion: Our finding suggests that there are significant sex differences in obesity and

  17. Mitochondrial DNA copy number, but not haplogroup is associated with keratoconus in Han Chinese population.

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    Hao, Xiao-Dan; Chen, Peng; Wang, Ye; Li, Su-Xia; Xie, Li-Xin

    2015-03-01

    Oxidative stress may play a role in the pathogenesis of keratoconus (KC). Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) is closely related to mitochondrion function, and variations may affect the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and be involved in the pathogenesis of KC. To test whether mtDNA background and copy number confer genetic susceptibility to KC in the Han Chinese population, we performed this association study. We analyzed mtDNA sequence variations in 210 KC patients and 309 matched individuals from China, and classified each subject by haplogroup. Mitochondrial DNA copy number was measured in a subset of these subjects (193 patients and 103 controls). Comparison of matrilineal components of the cases and control populations revealed no significant difference. However, measurement of mtDNA copy number showed that KC patients had significantly lower mtDNA copy numbers than controls (P = 0.0002), even when age, gender, and mtDNA background were considered. Our results suggest that mtDNA copy number, but not haplogroup, is associated with keratoconus, and may contribute to its pathogenesis. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  18. A genetic risk factor for thrombophilia in a Han Chinese family.

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    Sun, Guoping; Jia, Yicong; Meng, Jingye; Ou, Minglin; Zhu, Peng; Cong, Shan; Luo, Yadan; Sui, Weiguo; Dai, Yong

    2017-04-01

    Thrombophilia is a multifactorial disorder involving environmental and genetic factors. Well‑known factors that result in predisposition to congenital disorders associated with thrombophilia include antithrombin deficiency, protein C and S deficiency, Factor V Leiden mutation, abnormal prothrombin and antiphospholipid syndrome. The present study revealed an association between a mutation of the F2 gene, which codes for coagulation factor II, thrombin, and the risk of thrombophilia in a Han Chinese family, of which four members (I‑2, II‑2, II‑3 and III‑1) had a history of deep venous thromboembolism. The disease was measured in this family using laboratory measurements and computed tomography angiography. To identify the abnormality underlying the increased thrombophilia risk, whole‑exome sequencing technology was used to analyze two affected individuals (II‑2 and III‑1). An exonic missense F2 mutation, T165M (NM_000506:c.C494T:p.T165M;rs5896), was identified from a total of 2,222 and 2,203 genetic variations observed in the two affected individuals, respectively, which were subsequently filtered and confirmed using Sanger sequencing. I‑2, II‑3 and III‑1 shared this mutation with the proband (II‑2), and II‑6 had a heterozygous form of the mutation. This deleterious mutation was not identified in normal controls. The present study may improve understanding of the function of the F2 gene.

  19. Hans Driesch and the problems of "normal psychology". Rereading his Crisis in Psychology (1925).

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    Allesch, Christian G

    2012-06-01

    In 1925, the German biologist and philosopher Hans Driesch published a booklet entitled The Crisis in Psychology. It was originally published in English and was based on lectures given at various universities in China, Japan and the USA. The "crisis" in psychology of that time, in Driesch's opinion, lies in the necessity to decide about "the road which psychology is to follow in the future". This necessity refers to five "critical points", namely (1) to develop the theory of psychic elements to a theory of meaning by phenomenological analysis, (2) the overcoming of association theory, (3) to acknowledge that the unconscious is a fact and a "normal" aspect of mental life, (4) to reject "psychomechanical parallelism" or any other epiphenomenalistic solution of the mind-body problem, and (5) the extension of psychical research to new facts as described by parapsychology, for instance. Driesch saw close parallels between the development of modern psychology and that of biology, namely in a theoretical shift from "sum-concepts" like association and mechanics, to "totality-concepts" like soul and entelechy. The German translation of 1926 was entitled Grundprobleme der Psychologie (Fundamental Problems of Psychology) while "the crisis in psychology" forms just the subtitle of this book. This underlines that Driesch's argumentation--in contrast to that of Buehler--dealt with ontological questions rather than with paradigms. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  20. [Genetic study on somatotype of child and adolescent twins in Han nationality].

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    Li, Yu-Ling; Ji, Cheng-Ye; Lu, Shun-Hua; Suo, Li-Ya; Chen, Tian-Jiao

    2006-11-01

    To assess the genetic and environmental influences on the somatotype of children and adolescents, and the effects of sex and age. The components of somatotype were calculated by using Heather-Cater method in a total of 376 twin pairs of Han nationality, including 245 monozygotic (MZ) and 131 like-sex dizygotic (DZ) twin pairs aged 6 to 18 years. Model-fitting method by Mx package was performed to evaluate the proportion of variance components and to analyze the effects of sex and age on each component of somatotype using the adjusted data for other two somatotype components. The heritability of each component in different development periods divided by growth spurt was also evaluated. The estimated heritabilities of endomorphic, mesomorphic and ectomorphic components were 0.45, 0.80, 0.44 in boys, 0.82, 0.79 and 0.81 in girls respectively after adjusting age. In boys, the heritability of endomorphic component during late puberty was significantly higher than that during pre-puberty (t = 4.99, P somatotype of girls should be much more than that of boys, especially on the endomorphic and ectomorphic components. For boys, the mesomorphic component is mainly determined by genetic factors, but the other components are mainly affected by environmental ones. The effects of the development periods on the heritability of somatotype should be paid much attention to.

  1. [Multi-needling in rows acupuncture created by professor HAN Jing-xian].

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    Wang, Tao

    2012-07-01

    The multi-needling in rows acupuncture is created by professor HAN Jing-xin, in which the cutaneous region, muscle region and meridian are involved in treatment in terms of the depth of disease and the location of treatment. The multi-needling in rows acupuncture on the cutaneous region is for the disorders of the cutaneous superficial area, characterized as shallow puncturing to the skin layer. The multi-needling in rows acupuncture on the muscle region is for the disorders of the muscle region, characterized as needling the muscle regions with the multiple meridians involved, but without the meridian distributions concerned. The multi-needling in rows acupuncture on the meridian is used at the meridian points in terms of the meridian disorders and Zang fu disorders. The multi-needling in rows acupuncture for meridian disorders is applied to treat the local disorders on the running course of the meridian. The multi-needling in rows acupuncture for Zang fu disorders is used to treat the relevant Zang fu disorders in terms of the running course of the meridian, in which, the multi-needling in rows acupuncture at the Back-shu points is used specially for the disorders of the thoracic and abdominal organs and systems with the disturbance of the autonomic nerves included; the multi-needling in rows acupuncture at the three meridians in occipital region is specially for vertigo and ataxia induced by the cerebella disorders.

  2. [Studies on the CTA/CTG trinucleotide repeats of ATXN8OS gene in Chinese Hans].

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    Wang, Junling; Zhang, Shen; Xu, Qian; Li, Xiaohui; Song, Xingwang; Jiang, Hong; Shen, Lu; Yan, Xinxiang; Pan, Qian; Xia, Kun; Tang, Beisha

    2008-10-01

    To study the normal range of (CTA/CTG)n repeats of ATXN8OS gene in Chinese Hans, and the frequency of ATXN8OS (CTA/CTG)n repeat expansion in spinocerebellar ataxia(SCA) patients in Mainland China. The (CTA/CTG)n repeats of ATXN8OS gene were detected using fluorescence-PCR, 8% denaturing polyacrylamide gel and capillary electrophoresis technique in 132 SCA patients in whom CAG expansion at the SCA1, SCA2, SCA3, SCA6, SCA7, SCA12, SCA17 and dentatorubral-pallidoluysian atrophy(DRPLA) loci has been excluded, and 261 healthy controls. There were no obvious abnormal changes of the (CTA/CTG)n repeats of ATXN8OS gene in the 132 SCA patients. Thirty-five SCA patients were homozygotes (26.5%), and the range of CTA/CTG repeat number was 17 to 47 (24.20+/-4.57), among which 18 repeats appeared most frequently. In 261 normal controls, 70 were homozygotes (26.8%), and the range of the CTA/CTG repeat number was from 12 to 43 (24.04+/-4.53), among which 18 repeats was the most frequent. SCA8 is a rare subtype of SCA in Mainland China. The low prevalence of SCA8 seems to be correlated with the low frequency of large (CTA/CTG)n copy number alleles in Chinese population.

  3. Bodily differences?: Gender, race, and class in Hans Sloane's Jamaican medical practice, 1687-1688.

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    Churchill, Wendy D

    2005-10-01

    Despite the multitude of seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century British medical publications regarding empire and health, Hans Sloane's A Voyage To the Islands [of] Madera, Barbados, Nieves, S. Christophers and Jamaica (1707) was the first to incorporate significant numbers of female and African patients among its printed case histories. Comprising some sixty-four pages of the introduction, this unique set of records affords scholars the rare opportunity to examine how patients (of both sexes and races, various ages, and all social levels) residing in a "torrid zone" were diagnosed and treated by an English physician during the 1680s. Sloane had expected to encounter illnesses vastly different from those found in England when he arrived in Jamaica, but after practicing medicine in Jamaica for over a year, he concluded that there existed very little difference in the manifestation of illnesses in different climates. Although some ailments were sex-specific and culture-specific, for the most part Sloane transgressed categories of gender and race by diagnosing and treating all his patients according to the same medical ideology. And although it did not directly challenge accepted medical views, Sloane's Voyage revealed incongruities in dealing with such categories within the context of early imperial medicine.

  4. Hans Kelsen – The Reception of “Pure Theory” in South America, Particularly in Brazil

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    Carlos Eduardo de Abreu Boucault

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available This article aims to examine the reception of « Pure theory of Law », of Hans Kelsen in some South-American countries, throughout institutional approaches and also the diffusion of this theory as well its acceptance by cultural agents who represented academic and professional law environment, in Uruguay, Colombia, Argentina and Brazil. The historical period of this study concerns the early times of 40 till our days. Although the reference of Kelsen’s thought about theory of law may appear as a constant feature on South-American jurists, mainly till the decade of 1980, actually we can identify real problems that claim for a falsehood about the guidelines of the pure theory of law and ambiguities in connection to theoretical issues within positivist traditions in face of authoritarian governments in Latin America.

  5. [Spectral characteristics analysis and remote sensing inversion of water quality parameters in Han Shiqiao wetland].

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    Du, Wei-Jing; Li, Shu-Min; Li, Hong; Sun, Dan-Feng; Zhou, Lian-Di

    2010-03-01

    The research object of the present paper is the water quality of Han Shiqiao wetland water. Water spectrum and quality parameters were measured on the site and in the lab. The authors simulated the relationships between water quality parameters and the best bands or combination, and built the multiple linear regression equation to obtain characteristic spectrum of the key water quality parameters. Besides, several key issues involved in applying ASTER satellite imagery to water quality include atmospheric correction, discussing methods for ASTER data bands analysis, and choosing the best bands and band combination. Results indicated that although the simulation model is not universal, the analysis of spectral characteristics based on ground spectrometer could provide foundations for the choice of remote sensing characteristics bands. The band ratio of water quality parameters simulated from ASTER spectral characteristics moves to relatively long-wave band. Finally, based on the analysis of ASTER remote sensing characteristics bands, the authors built water quality parameters regression model. The models for water quality parameters were recommended, and the accuracies of these models were analyzed. Making use of regression model, we executed spatial distribution map of water quality parameters to achieve wetland water monitoring with remote sensing in terms of variation in space and with time.

  6. A comparison of melancholic and nonmelancholic recurrent major depression in Han Chinese women.

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    Sun, Ning; Li, Yihan; Cai, Yiyun; Chen, Jing; Shen, Yuan; Sun, Jing; Zhang, Zheng; Zhang, Jiulong; Wang, Lina; Guo, Liyang; Yang, Lei; Qiang, Li; Yang, Yanchun; Wang, Gang; Du, Bo; Xia, Jing; Rong, Han; Gan, Zhaoyu; Hu, Bin; Pan, Jiyang; Li, Chang; Sun, Shufan; Han, Wei; Xiao, Xue; Dai, Lei; Jin, Guixing; Zhang, Yutang; Sun, Lixin; Chen, Yunchun; Zhao, Haiying; Dang, Yamei; Shi, Shenxun; Kendler, Kenneth S; Flint, Jonathan; Zhang, Kerang

    2012-01-01

    Although the diagnosis of melancholia has had a long history, the validity of the current DSM-IV definition remains contentious. We report here the first detailed comparison of melancholic and nonmelancholic major depression (MD) in a Chinese population examining in particular whether these two forms of MD differ quantitatively or qualitatively. DSM-IV criteria for melancholia were applied to 1,970 Han Chinese women with recurrent MD recruited from 53 provincial mental health centers and psychiatric departments of general medical hospitals in 41 cities. Statistical analyses, utilizing Student's t-tests and Pearson's χ(2) , were calculated using SPSS 13.0. Melancholic patients with MD were distinguished from nonmelancholic by being older, having a later age at onset, more episodes of illness and meeting more A criteria. They also had higher levels of neuroticism and rates of lifetime generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and social and agoraphobia. They had significantly lower rates of childhood sexual abuse but did not differ on other stressful life events or rates of MD in their families. Consistent with most prior findings in European and US populations, we find that melancholia is a more clinically severe syndrome than nonmelancholic depression with higher rates of comorbidity. The evidence that it is a more "biological" or qualitatively distinct syndrome, however, is mixed. © 2011 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

  7. L’agencement de la souffrance dans l’écriture d’Hans Henny Jahnn

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    Full Text Available L’écriture est l'élaboration d’un agencement. Elle est le mouvement du labeur qui fait de l'oeuvre une construction, qui invente l'espace et le discours lui donnant corps. Pour Hans Henny Jahnn, l’écriture fut une souffrance, elle fut aussi l’objet illimité de sa quête spirituelle. Si la souffrance peut être définie comme un agencement particulier du désir au sens où Deleuze et Guattari entendaient que désirer était construire un agencement, la question de l’écriture de la souffrance de soi pourrait être ainsi posée: quelle sont les rapports et quelle est la nature des rapports entre eux pour qu'ils deviennent et disent la souffrance? Notre article tentera de dégager chez Jahnn des agencements de souffrance et de désir.

  8. Han's model parameters for microalgae grown under intermittent illumination: Determined using particle swarm optimization.

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    Pozzobon, Victor; Perre, Patrick

    2017-10-16

    This work provides a model and the associated set of parameters allowing for microalgae population growth computation under intermittent lightning. Han's model is coupled with a simple microalgae growth model to yield a relationship between illumination and population growth. The model parameters were obtained by fitting a dataset available in literature using Particle Swarm Optimization method. In their work, authors grew microalgae in excess of nutrients under flashing conditions. Light/dark cycles used for these experimentations are quite close to those found in photobioreactor, i.e. ranging from several seconds to one minute. In this work, in addition to producing the set of parameters, Particle Swarm Optimization robustness was assessed. To do so, two different swarm initialization techniques were used, i.e. uniform and random distribution throughout the search-space. Both yielded the same results. In addition, swarm distribution analysis reveals that the swarm converges to a unique minimum. Thus, the produced set of parameters can be trustfully used to link light intensity to population growth rate. Furthermore, the set is capable to describe photodamages effects on population growth. Hence, accounting for light overexposure effect on algal growth. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  9. Association between vitamin D receptor gene polymorphism and ankylosing spondylitis in Han Chinese.

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    Zhang, Pingping; Li, Qiuxia; Qi, Jun; Lv, Qing; Zheng, Xuqi; Wu, Xinyu; Gu, Jieruo

    2017-10-01

    To investigate whether vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene polymorphisms confer susceptibility to aankylosing spondylitis (AS) and study its polymorphisms in Han Chinese. We screened single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the VDR region through genome-wide genotyping chips in AS cases and healthy controls, then used the exome sequencing result to analyze all the potential AS-associated SNPs in the VDR gene. Thirty-two SNPs were found in the VDR gene in the genome-wide genotyping chips and the logistic regression result showed no significant difference between AS cases and controls. A total of 46 SNPs in the VDR region were genotyped through exome sequencing, including four functional SNPs (rs731236 [TaqI], rs2228570 [FokI], rs7975232 [ApaI], rs1544410 [BsmI]) and two newly discovered SNPs (12:48259222 and 12:48276730). To note, rs731236 and rs2228570 locate in the exons of VDR, which cause synonymous and missense mutation. The association test showed there was no significant difference between AS cases and controls in the allele frequency distribution, but haplotype analysis of rs11168266-rs11168267 show nominal significance (P = 0.01268). Our preliminary study indicates the haplotypes (TG) of rs11168266-rs11168267 in the VDR gene confers susceptibility to AS, which is worth further research. © 2016 Asia Pacific League of Associations for Rheumatology and John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd.

  10. Dynamic mutation analysis of a SCA3 Chinese Han family and prenatal diagnosis

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    LI Jing

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Objective To explore the clinical features, genetic characters and the importance of prenatal diagnosis in spinocerebellar ataxia 3 (SCA3 patients. Methods SCA3/ATXN3 gene was determined by using PCR and segmental analysis techniques in 2 patients among a SCA3 Chinese Han family which included 9 patients in four generations. One patient was the proband's fetus. The clinical characters were also documented and analyzed in this family. Results There were 9 patients in this family with autosomal dominant inheritance feature. The initial symptoms in all affected members except the fetus were the gait disorders accompanied by dysphasia. Inability of upward gaze and bilateral Barbinski's signs were noted in proband. The onset age became earlier from generation to generation in this family which was around 50 year-old, 40 to 45 year-old, 28 year-old in generation Ⅰ, Ⅱ and Ⅲ, respectively. CAG repeats in SCA3/ATXN3 allele were 77 in proband, as well as in the fetus, while the normal SCA3/ATXN3 allele CAG repeats were less than 44. Conclusion SCA3 is the most frequent subtype of SCA in Asian. Unsteadiness of gait are first noted in most patients accompanied by other different symptoms and signs. Genetic anticipation was found in SCA3. But gene analysis revealed less dynamic mutation frequence in this family. Since there was no effective treatment in SCA3, hereditary consultation and prenatal diagnosis play an important role in disease prevention and hereditary.

  11. The Association of IL-12b Polymorphisms with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus in Chinese Han Population

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    Shao, Yong; Zhang, Jie; Chen, Yuewen; Wu, Qi; Guan, Ming; Yu, Bo; Wan, Jun; Zhang, Wei

    2012-01-01

    Background. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a complex immune disease. The genetic variation in the IL-12b gene was found to associate with SLE in Caucasian population. In this study, we examined this association in Chinese Han population by a recently developed method, unlabeled probe-based high resolution melting analysis. Methods. A total of 297 SLE patients and 351 controls were recruited. Unlabeled probe-based high resolution melting analysis (HRMA) was used in genotyping. Results. Statistically significant differences were observed in both genotype and allele frequencies for rs6887695 in the SLE patients as compared with the controls. Minor allele (C) of rs6887695 (P = 0.031, OR 0.78, [95% CI 0.63-0.98]) was found to be protective against SLE. The association of SNP rs6887695 with the diagnostic criteria of SLE was also examined. Minor allele (C) exerts protective effect on the incidence of arthritis (P = 0.013, OR = 0.65, 95% CI = 0.47-0.92) and abnormalities of antinuclear antibody (P = 0.022, OR = 0.68, 95% CI = 0.49–0.95). IL-12b SNPs were irrelevant to other diagnostic criteria of SLE. Summary. Polymorphisms of rs6887695 in IL-12b gene were associated with disease risk, as well as arthritis and antinuclear antibody synthesis, of systemic lupus erythematosus in Chinese population. PMID:22666261

  12. SOBRE UNA PROPUESTA DE LECTURAS DE DIEZ CUENTOS DE HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN

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    Ronald Campos López

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta una propuesta metodológica de lecturas de diez cuentos de Hans Christian Andersen, aplicable a una situación de aula de estudiantes de quinto grado de la Escuela de San Rafael de Coronado. Dicho enfoque se orienta desde una perspectiva del valor pragmático de la literatura, en donde el niño y la niña se constituyan a sí mismos como lectores-estudiantesindividuos sociales simultáneamente, a medida que ejecutan su capacidad crítico-analítica, abstracta, simbólica, comparativa, lingüística y representativa sobre la discursividad hegemónica de la identidad y en contra de la dogmática función social del abordaje metodológico cotidiano de los textos literarios aún en las aulas costarricenses. Es por ello que resultan imperativos lecturas y análisis (deconstructivos de textos, literarios propiamente en este caso, los cuales problematicen la institucionalidad del lenguaje en los procesos de enseñanza y aprendizaje.

  13. Making space for criminalistics: Hans Gross and fin-de-siècle CSI.

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    Burney, Ian; Pemberton, Neil

    2013-03-01

    This article explores the articulation of a novel forensic object-the 'crime scene'-and its corresponding expert-the investigating officer. Through a detailed engagement with the work of the late nineteenth-century Austrian jurist and criminalist Hans Gross, it analyses the dynamic and reflexive nature of this model of 'CSI', emphasising the material, physical, psychological and instrumental means through which the crime scene as a delineated space, and its investigator as a disciplined agent operating within it, jointly came into being. It has a further, historiographic, aim: to move away from the commonplace emphasis in histories of forensics on fin-de-siècle criminology and toward its comparatively under-explored contemporary, criminalistics. In so doing, it opens up new ways of thinking about the crime scene as a defining feature of our present-day forensic culture that recognise its historical contingency and the complex processes at work in its creation and development. Copyright © 2012. Published by Elsevier Ltd.

  14. Frequency distribution of apolipoprotein e genotypes in elderly han chinese population and relationship with senile dementia.

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    Huang, W; Chen, M; Zhang, Y; Zhao, P; Yao, G; Zhou, H

    2014-12-23

    The aim of the study was to determine the relationship between Apo Eε4 genotype and senile dementia (SD) by analyzing the Apo E allelic frequency distributions among the elderly Han Chinese population. For this purpose, a total of 316 Chongqing residents, aged ≥60yrs, were classified as SD or control groups following the criteria of National Institute of Neurological and Communicative Disorders and Stroke--Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association. Genomic DNA was isolated from the peripheral blood lymphocytes and exon 4 of the ApoE gene with polymorphism sites was amplified by PCR and genotypes determined by restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP). We found that the most prevalent genotype was Apo Eε3/3, followed in order by Apo Eε3/4 and Apo Eε2/2. The estimated ApoE allelic frequencies in individuals with SD were 0.095, 0.560, and 0.345 for ε2, ε3, and ε4, respectively. In controls, the corresponding Apo E allelic frequencies were 0.146, 0.699, and 0.155. The percentage of ε4 allele carriers in SD group was significantly higher than that in control group (Psenile dementia.

  15. Common variants of OPA1 conferring genetic susceptibility to leprosy in Han Chinese from Southwest China.

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    Xiang, Yang-Lin; Zhang, Deng-Feng; Wang, Dong; Li, Yu-Ye; Yao, Yong-Gang

    2015-11-01

    Leprosy is an ancient chronic infection caused by Mycobacterium leprae. Onset of leprosy was highly affected by host nutritional condition and energy production, (partially) due to genomic loss and parasitic life style of M. leprae. The optic atrophy 1 (OPA1) gene plays an essential role in mitochondria, which function in cellular energy supply and innate immunity. To investigate the potential involvement of OPA1 in leprosy. We analyzed 7 common genetic variants of OPA1 in 1110 Han Chinese subjects with and without leprosy, followed by mRNA expression profiling and protein-protein interaction (PPI) network analysis. We observed positive associations between OPA1 variants rs9838374 (Pgenotypic=0.003) and rs414237 (Pgenotypic=0.002) with lepromatous leprosy. expression quantitative trait loci (eQTL) analysis showed that the leprosy-related risk allele C of rs414237 is correlated with lower OPA1 mRNA expression level. Indeed, we identified a decrease of OPA1 mRNA expression in both with patients and cellular model of leprosy. In addition, the PPI analysis showed that OPA1 protein was actively involved in the interaction network of M. leprae induced differentially expressed genes. Our results indicated that OPA1 variants confer risk of leprosy and may affect OPA1 expression, mitochondrial function and antimicrobial pathways. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  16. Association between ADAMTS-4 gene polymorphism and lumbar disc degeneration in Chinese Han population.

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    Liu, Sen; Wu, Nan; Liu, Jiaqi; Liu, Hao; Su, Xinlin; Liu, Zhenlei; Zuo, Yuzhi; Chen, Weisheng; Liu, Gang; Chen, Yixin; Ming, Yue; Yuan, Tangmi; Li, Xiao; Chen, Jun; Xia, Zenan; Wang, Shengru; Chen, Jia; Liu, Tao; Yang, Xu; Ma, Yufen; Zhang, Jianguo; Shen, Jianxiong; Li, Shugang; Wang, Yipeng; Zhao, Hong; Yu, Keyi; Zhao, Yu; Huang, Shishu; Weng, Xisheng; Qiu, Guixing; Wan, Chao; Zhou, Guangqian; Wu, Zhihong

    2016-05-01

    Low back pain (LBP) is a common health problem and many LBP are caused by lumbar disc degeneration (LDD). ADAMTS-4 (a disintegrin and metalloprotease with thrombospondin motifs-4), also known as aggrecanse-1, plays a core role in degeneration of extracellular matrix in LDD. To investigate the association between ADAMTS-4 genetic polymorphism and LDD, we genotyped SNPs in and around ADAMTS-4. We recruited 482 sporadic cases of LDD and 496 healthy controls from Chinese Han population. Five SNPs were selected and phenotyped by the Sequenom MassARRAY system. Allelic, genotypic, and haplotypic association was performed. Rs4233367 (c.1877 C>T), which located in exon of ADAMTS-4 showed significant association with LDD. The T allele conferred a lower risk of LDD with an OR of 0.69 and TT genotype is at nearly one-fifth of the risk compared to CC genotype. Other tested SNPs didn't show significant difference between the case and control groups. The SNP rs4233367 in the exon of ADAMTS-4 gene may be associated with lumbar disc degeneration. © 2015 Orthopaedic Research Society. Published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Orthop Res 34:860-864, 2016. © 2015 Orthopaedic Research Society. Published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  17. Hans Jacob and brain research on Hamburg "euthanasia" victims: "Awaiting further brains!"

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    Zeidman, Lawrence A

    2017-03-14

    Several neuropathologists conducted brain research on victims of so-called euthanasia programs carried out by the National Socialist (Nazi) regime in Germany from 1940 to 1945. Some published their results in German journals or books during and after the war. One of these neuropathologists was Hans Jacob of Hamburg, a former Nazi party member and the leader of the same laboratory previously run by Alfons Jakob (Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease). Though much has been published on the unethical actions of Jacob's fellow neuropathologist from Berlin, Julius Hallervorden, Jacob's actions were remarkably similar and have not been previously analyzed in the neuroscience literature. Jacob dissected at least 42 patient brains from euthanasia centers near Hamburg, and saved the specimens from at least 17 of them. He published a 1956 book chapter featuring 2 such specimens. Jacob was denazified, had a notable career, and never publicly addressed his actions during the war. His ethical violations may not have been on the same scale as Hallervorden's, but the effect of his work echoes to the modern era. As responsible researchers, we must always be conscious of the provenance of material provided and not succumb to opportunistic temptation despite the ethical consequences. © 2017 American Academy of Neurology.

  18. Making space for criminalistics: Hans Gross and fin-de-siècle CSI

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    Burney, Ian; Pemberton, Neil

    2013-01-01

    This article explores the articulation of a novel forensic object—the ‘crime scene’—and its corresponding expert—the investigating officer. Through a detailed engagement with the work of the late nineteenth-century Austrian jurist and criminalist Hans Gross, it analyses the dynamic and reflexive nature of this model of ‘CSI’, emphasising the material, physical, psychological and instrumental means through which the crime scene as a delineated space, and its investigator as a disciplined agent operating within it, jointly came into being. It has a further, historiographic, aim: to move away from the commonplace emphasis in histories of forensics on fin-de-siècle criminology and toward its comparatively under-explored contemporary, criminalistics. In so doing, it opens up new ways of thinking about the crime scene as a defining feature of our present-day forensic culture that recognise its historical contingency and the complex processes at work in its creation and development. PMID:23036861

  19. "Forgotten" Chapters in the History of Transcervical Sterilization: Carl Clauberg and Hans-Joachim Lindemann.

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    Hildebrandt, Sabine; Benedict, Susan; Miller, Erin; Gaffney, Michael; Grodin, Michael A

    2017-07-01

    Transcervical sterilization is a non-surgical method of permanent female sterilization that is widely used and critically discussed. A review of the historiography of the method reveals that instances of its coercive use are not included in the historical account. This study offers a reexamination of the work of Carl Clauberg and Hans-Joachim Lindemann, to more deeply contextualize within the framework of current usage the coercive use of transcervical sterilization during the Third Reich and in postwar Germany. This inquiry is based on postwar criminal trial records on Clauberg, and on archival documents detailing Lindemann's activities in 1979. A comparative analysis examines arguments by medical historian Karl-Heinz Roth, and identifies shared characteristics and differences between Clauberg and Lindemann, their methods and scientific connections. The results demonstrate that the technique of transcervical sterilization has an abusive potential that may be explained as a function of the person of the physician, of the scientific method itself, and of societal and political influences. The analysis supports the argument that insights from the cases of Clauberg and Lindemann are transferrable geographically and over time, and have the potential to inform current medical practice, such as transcervical sterilization with the Essure device, whose historiographic exploration remains a desideratum. © The Author 2017. Published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved. For permissions, please e-mail: journals.permissions@oup.com.

  20. Han ethnicity-specific type 2 diabetic treatment from traditional Chinese medicine?

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    Chen, Kuan-Chung; Chang, Su-Sen; Tsai, Fuu-Jen; Chen, Calvin Yu-Chian

    2013-01-01

    Insulin-degrading enzyme (IDE) gene is one of the type 2 diabetes mellitus susceptibility genes specific to the Han Chinese population. IDE, a zinc-metalloendopeptidase, is a potential target for controlling insulin degradation. Potential lead compounds for IDE inhibition were identified from traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) through virtual screening and evaluation of their pharmacokinetic properties of absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion, and toxicity. Molecular dynamics (MD) simulation was performed to validate the stability of complexes from docking simulation. The top three TCM compounds, dihydrocaffeic acid, isopraeroside IV, and scopolin, formed stable H-bond interactions with key residue Asn139, and were linked to active pocket residues His108, His112, and Glu189 through zinc. Torsion angle trajectories also indicated some stable interactions for each ligand with IDE. Molecular level analysis revealed that the TCM candidates might affect IDE through competitive binding to the active site and steric hindrance. Structural feature analysis reveals that high amounts of hydroxyl groups and carboxylic moieties contribute to anchor the ligand within the complex. Hence, we suggest the top three TCM compounds as potential inhibitor leads against IDE protein to control insulin degradation for type 2 diabetes mellitus. An animated interactive 3D complement (I3DC) is available in Proteopedia at http://proteopedia.org/w/Journal:JBSD:29.

  1. The common variant rs11646213 is associated with preeclampsia in Han Chinese women.

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    Ji-peng Wan

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Preeclampsia, characterized by hypertension and proteinuria, is a multifactorial disease caused by complex interactions between environmental and genetic factors. A recent genome-wide association study of blood pressure reported an association between hypertension and rs11646213. This study evaluated the association between preeclampsia and rs11646213. METHODS: A total of 454 cases and 460 controls were recruited to participate in this study. The single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP rs11646213 was genotyped by polymerase chain reaction (PCR and direct sequencing. RESULTS: The allele frequency of rs11646213 was significantly different between the preeclampsia and control groups (P = 0.017, OR = 1.36, 95% CI = 1.06-1.76. Differences were particularly significant in the severe preeclampsia subgroup (P = 0.002, OR = 1.54, 95% CI = 1.17-2.03 and the early-onset preeclampsia subgroup (P = 0.004, OR = 1.57, 95% CI = 1.16-2.13. Genotyping analysis showed that the T allele of rs11646213 could confer a risk for preeclampsia, severe preeclampsia and early-onset preeclampsia. CONCLUSIONS: Rs11646213 upstream of the CDH13 gene is associated with preeclampsia in Han Chinese women.

  2. Affect recognition across manic and euthymic phases of bipolar disorder in Han-Chinese patients.

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    Pan, Yi-Ju; Tseng, Huai-Hsuan; Liu, Shi-Kai

    2013-11-01

    Patients with bipolar disorder (BD) have affect recognition deficits. Whether affect recognition deficits constitute a state or trait marker of BD has great etiopathological significance. The current study aims to explore the interrelationships between affect recognition and basic neurocognitive functions for patients with BD across different mood states, using the Diagnostic Analysis of Non-Verbal Accuracy-2, Taiwanese version (DANVA-2-TW) as the index measure for affect recognition. To our knowledge, this is the first study examining affect recognition deficits of BPD across mood states in the Han Chinese population. Twenty-nine manic patients, 16 remitted patients with BD, and 40 control subjects are included in the study. Distinct association patterns between affect recognition and neurocognitive functions are demonstrated for patients with BD and control subjects, implicating alternations in emotion associated neurocognitive processing. Compared to control subjects, manic patients but not remitted subjects perform significantly worse in the recognition of negative emotions as a whole and specifically anger, after adjusting for differences in general intellectual ability and basic neurocognitive functions. Affect recognition deficit may be a relatively independent impairment in BD rather than consequences arising from deficits in other basic neurocognition. The impairments of manic patients in the recognition of negative emotions, specifically anger, may further our understanding of core clinical psychopathology of BD and have implications in treating bipolar patients across distinct mood phases. © 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  3. Genome-wide association analysis identifies three new risk loci for gout arthritis in Han Chinese

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    Li, Changgui; Li, Zhiqiang; Liu, Shiguo; Wang, Can; Han, Lin; Cui, Lingling; Zhou, Jingguo; Zou, Hejian; Liu, Zhen; Chen, Jianhua; Cheng, Xiaoyu; Zhou, Zhaowei; Ding, Chengcheng; Wang, Meng; Chen, Tong; Cui, Ying; He, Hongmei; Zhang, Keke; Yin, Congcong; Wang, Yunlong; Xing, Shichao; Li, Baojie; Ji, Jue; Jia, Zhaotong; Ma, Lidan; Niu, Jiapeng; Xin, Ying; Liu, Tian; Chu, Nan; Yu, Qing; Ren, Wei; Wang, Xuefeng; Zhang, Aiqing; Sun, Yuping; Wang, Haili; Lu, Jie; Li, Yuanyuan; Qing, Yufeng; Chen, Gang; Wang, Yangang; Zhou, Li; Niu, Haitao; Liang, Jun; Dong, Qian; Li, Xinde; Mi, Qing-Sheng; Shi, Yongyong

    2015-01-01

    Gout is one of the most common types of inflammatory arthritis, caused by the deposition of monosodium urate crystals in and around the joints. Previous genome-wide association studies (GWASs) have identified many genetic loci associated with raised serum urate concentrations. However, hyperuricemia alone is not sufficient for the development of gout arthritis. Here we conduct a multistage GWAS in Han Chinese using 4,275 male gout patients and 6,272 normal male controls (1,255 cases and 1,848 controls were genome-wide genotyped), with an additional 1,644 hyperuricemic controls. We discover three new risk loci, 17q23.2 (rs11653176, P=1.36 × 10−13, BCAS3), 9p24.2 (rs12236871, P=1.48 × 10−10, RFX3) and 11p15.5 (rs179785, P=1.28 × 10−8, KCNQ1), which contain inflammatory candidate genes. Our results suggest that these loci are most likely related to the progression from hyperuricemia to inflammatory gout, which will provide new insights into the pathogenesis of gout arthritis. PMID:25967671

  4. Between Ideologies and a Hard Place: Hans Magnus Enzensberger's Utopian Pragmatist Poetics

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    Jonathan Monroe

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    Full Text Available The marginalization of poetry in North American culture makes it difficult to appreciate fully on this side of the Atlantic the importance of Hans Magnus Enzensberger's literary and cultural contributions over the past four decades. Working against familiar cultural encodings that would align poetry uncritically with the "personal" and prose with the "political," his oeuvre makes a strong case for poetry and critical prose as vitally complementary activities. In his 1991 collection of poems, Zukunftsmusik (Future Music and his 1993 prose collection, Civil Wars: From L.A. to Bosnia , Enzensberger renews his longstanding commitment to "the process / of becoming human." Taken together, the two collections suggest the importance of maintaining connections across genres and their constituencies. In the context of the chaotic civil wars and "great migrations" that have shaped global culture since 1989, Enzensberger's thoroughgoing attention to internal differences within language and culture offers a model of hopeful resistance to an increasingly unreflective culture. His recent writing calls us to look carefully into what poetry will become, and for whom, in the wake of 1989.

  5. Association of pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A gene polymorphism with ischemic stroke in northern Chinese Han population.

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    Zhu, Ruixia; Liu, Xu; He, Zhiyi

    2014-02-01

    The pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A (PAPP-A), belonging to the metalloproteinase superfamily, plays an important role in destabilization of atherosclerotic plaques. The aim of this study is to evaluate whether PAPP-A gene polymorphism is associated with the risk of ischemic stroke (IS) in northern Chinese Han populations. A total of 368 patients with IS and 374 aged-matched healthy controls in a Chinese Han population were included in the case-control study. The single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) IVS6+95 (rs13290387) in the PAPP-A gene was analyzed by the polymerase chain reaction-ligation detection reaction (PCR-LDR) method. Compared with the GG+CG genotype, the frequencies of the CC genotype of IVS6+95 (rs13290387) in the patients with IS were significantly higher than those in the controls (P  =  0·026). After adjusting the confounding risk factors of IS (age, gender, smoking, alcohol drinking, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and hyperlipidemia) by the multivariate logistic analysis, this significant correlation still remained (P  =  0·010). The CC genotype of IVS6+95 (rs13290387) was associated with increased incidence of IS in northern Chinese Han populations. This is an initial study to indicate that PAPP-A (rs13290387) might contribute to IS susceptibility in northern Chinese Han populations.

  6. The common single-nucleotide polymorphism rs2681472 is associated with early-onset preeclampsia in Northern Han Chinese women.

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    Wan, Ji-Peng; Wang, Hong; Li, Chang-Zhong; Zhao, Han; You, Li; Shi, Dong-Hong; Sun, Xiu-Hua; Lv, Hong; Wang, Fei; Wen, Ze-Qing; Wang, Xie-Tong; Chen, Zi-Jiang

    2014-11-01

    Preeclampsia, characterized by hypertension and proteinuria, remains a leading cause of maternal morbidity and mortality. Recently, a genome-wide association study (GWAS) identified the single-nucleotide polymorphism, rs2681472, as a new hypertension susceptibility genetic variant. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the association between preeclampsia and rs268172 in a Northern Han Chinese population. We genotyped 1218 unrelated Northern Han Chinese women, including 515 patients with preeclampsia and 703 healthy controls. No significant differences were detected in the allele frequencies between patients and controls (P = .23). When patients were divided into early-onset and late-onset preeclampsia according to gestational age of disease onset, the allele frequencies significantly differed between controls and patients with early-onset preeclampsia (P = .02). Genotype frequencies also were significantly different between controls and patients early-onset preeclampsia when data were analyzed under additive (P = .03) and dominant (P = .009) models. We replicated this association in an independent Northern Han Chinese population and observed a significant difference in the allele frequencies between patients with early-onset preeclampsia and controls (P = .011). We report that rs2681472 is associated with early-onset preeclampsia in Northern Han Chinese women. © The Author(s) 2014.

  7. [Study on the relationship between metabolic syndrome and chronic kidney disease in 1027 patients of Han and Uyguer people].

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    Zhang, Yuan-Ming; Su, Sha-Sha; Muhu, Ya-Ti

    2008-05-01

    To investigate the relationship between metabolic syndrome and the chronic kidney disease in both Han and Uyguer populations. 1027 cases were enrolled during 2006-3 to 2007-1 from the First Affiliated Hospital, Xinjiang University. According to the identification of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and minor renal dysfunction, these patients were divided into different groups. The correlation between the components of metabolic syndrome and CKD was examined. T test, Chi-square test and logistic regression were used. (1) CKD and mild CKD prevalence were 37.4% and 24.0% in all the cases. (2) The level of age, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, trigly-caride, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, uric acid in Han people were higher than those among Uyguer people while body mass index, systolic blood pressure and diastolic blood pressure were lower than those Uyguer people. (3) There were no significant differences found between Han and Uyguer people in different metabolic components. (4) In the group which had only one metabolic component disjunction, the diabetic group accounted for big proportion while in those patients with two or more metabolic component disfunction, hypertension and obesity were significantly high in Han people but diabetes plus obesity were seen in Uyguer people. (5) Diabetes, obesity, metabolic components, uric acid were independent factors associated with CKD and mild CKD. There were close connection between metabolic syndrome and CKD found in Xinjiang area.

  8. Recht en vrede bij Hans Kelsen : een herwaardering van Kelsens rechtsfilosofie : juridisch pacifisme als stilzwijgende betekenis van zijn Zuivere Rechtsleer

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    Notermans, Mathijs Eugène

    2016-01-01

    Hans Kelsen staat in de wereld van de rechtsfilosofie en –theorie bekend als één van de belangrijkste rechtsgeleerden van de 20ste eeuw en zijn belangrijkste werk dat hem die bekendheid heeft opgeleverd, de Reine Rechtslehre, is dan ook ‘wereldberoemd’. Minder bekendheid geniet hij als juridisch

  9. PDCD1 genes may protect against extraocular manifestations in Chinese Han patients with Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada syndrome

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    Meng, Q.L.; Liu, X.L.; Yang, P.Z.; Hou, S.P.; Du, L.P.; Zhou, H.Y.; Kijlstra, A.

    2009-01-01

    Purpose: To analyze the potential association of programmed cell death 1 (PDCD1) with Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada (VKH) syndrome in a Chinese Han population. Methods: Three single nucleotide polymorphism (SNPs), PD-1.3G/A, PD-1.5C/T, and PD-1.6G/A, were genotyped in 247 VKH patients and 289 age-, sex-, and

  10. The Anglo-Dutch favourite : the career of Hans Willem Bentinck, 1st Earl of Portland (1649-1709)

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    Onnekink, D.M.L.

    2004-01-01

    William III, the main opponent of William III, surrounded himself with a small circle of confidants who played an important role in advising him. The most prominent among these was undoubtedly Hans Willem Bentinck, 1st Earl of Portland (1649-1709). This thesis analyses Portland's career within the

  11. 'An appendix of manageable proportions': Heinrich Wölfflin and Hans Rose between Baroque Studies and National-Socialism

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    Witte, A.

    2016-01-01

    The text by Hans Rose translated here stems from the 1926 version of Heinrich Wölfflin’s Renaissance and Baroque, and was published as an appendix to the fourth edition of the original book. This 'Commentary' by Rose provides an insight into the slowly widening gap between the master's work and the

  12. Analysis of the MRPL3, DNAJC13 and OFCC1 variants in Chinese Han patients with TS-CTD.

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    Guo, Yi; Deng, Xiong; Zhang, Jie; Su, Linyan; Xu, Hongbo; Luo, Ziqiang; Deng, Hao

    2012-05-23

    Tourette syndrome/chronic tic phenotype (TS-CTD) is a neurological disorder manifested particularly by motor and vocal tics and associated with a variety of behavioral abnormalities. Recently, the mitochondrial ribosomal protein L3 gene (MRPL3) S75N, the DnaJ (Hsp40) homolog subfamily C member 13 gene (DNAJC13) A2057S, the orofacial cleft 1 candidate 1 gene (OFCC1) R129G and c.-5A>G variants are reported to be associated with Tourette syndrome/chronic tic phenotype (TS-CTD) in patients of European ancestry. To evaluate whether these variants are associated with TS-CTD in Chinese Han patients, we screened 132 Chinese Han patients from Mainland China. None of the 132 samples from patients with TS-CTD showed the MRPL3 S75N, DNAJC13 A2057S, OFCC1 R129G and c.-5A>G variants, and these variants probably are a rare cause of TS-CTD in a Chinese Han ethnic group. Genetic heterogeneity of TS should be considered and tests designed to detect these variants in Chinese Han ethnic group probably will not have a diagnostic utility in clinical practice. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  13. HANS FREUDENTHAL, un matemático en Didáctica y teoría curricular

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    Gravemeijer, K.P.E.; Terwel, J.

    2000-01-01

    Se describen las principales ideas del trabajo de Hans Freudenthal (1905-1990), el matemático y educador matemático holandés, relacionadas con teoría curricular y didáctica. Se explora el credo educacional de Freudenthal: “la matemática es una actividad humana”. Desde este punto de partida

  14. Pärast rahvahääletust Iirimaal - Qua vadis, euroopa? / Hans-Gert Pöttering

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    2008-01-01

    Euroopa Parlamendi presidendi Hans-Gert Pötteringi sõnul reformilepingu vastu võtmine on hädavajalik selleks, et EL saaks 21. sajandil kaitsta oma huve ja väärtusi. Lissaboni lepingus ettenähtud reformideta on uute riikide liitumine EL-ga vaevalt et võimalik

  15. Tõnisson, Tali, Lesta või Raja Teele / Iivi Masso, Andrei Hvostov, Hans H. Luik...[jt.

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    Neli arvamusliidrit (politoloog Iivi Masso, ajaloolane Andrei Hvostov, meediaärimees Hans H. Luik ja kirjanik Mati Unt) jagavad näpunäiteid Estonia kontserdisaali presidenti valima tulevatele valijameestele. Samas diagramm: Kas tulevane president võib olla kuulunud komparteisse?

  16. Association of ATP binding cassette transporter G8 rs4148217 SNP and serum lipid levels in Mulao and Han nationalities.

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    Li, Qing; Wei, Xian-Liang; Yin, Rui-Xing

    2012-05-01

    The association of ATP binding cassette transporter G8 gene (ABCG8) rs4148217 single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) and serum lipid profiles is still controversial in diverse racial/ethnic groups. Mulao nationality is an isolated minority in China. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association of ABCG8 rs4148217 SNP and several environmental factors with serum lipid levels in the Guangxi Mulao and Han populations. A total of 634 subjects of Mulao nationality and 717 participants of Han nationality were randomly selected from our previous samples. Genotyping of the ABCG8 rs4148217 SNP was performed by polymerase chain reaction and restriction fragment length polymorphism combined with gel electrophoresis, and then confirmed by direct sequencing. The genotypic and allelic frequencies of ABCG8 rs4148217 SNP were different between the two nationalities (P < 0.01 for each), the frequency of A allele was higher in Mulao than in Han. The A allele carriers in Han had lower high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) and apolipoprotein (Apo) A1 levels than the A allele noncarriers (P < 0.05 for each), whereas the A allele carriers in Mulao had lower ApoA1 levels than the A allele noncarriers (P < 0.05). Subgroup analyses showed that the A allele carriers in Han had lower HDL-C and higher triglyceride (TG) levels in females but not in males than the A allele noncarriers (P < 0.05 for each), and the A allele carriers in Mulao had lower ApoA1 levels in females but not in males than the A allele noncarriers (P < 0.05). The levels of TG and HDL-C in Han, and ApoA1 in Mulao were associated with genotypes in females but not in males (P < 0.05-0.01). Serum lipid parameters were also correlated with several environmental factors (P < 0.05-0.001). The ABCG8 rs4148217 SNP is associated with serum TG, HDL-C and ApoA1 levels in our study populations, but this association is different between the Mulao and Han populations. There is a sex (female

  17. Association study of genetic variants in eight genes/loci with type 2 diabetes in a Han Chinese population

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    Ma Shi

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background At least twenty genes/loci were shown to be associated with type 2diabetes in European original populations. Five of these genes were shown to be associated with type 2 diabetes (T2D in Chinese populations. The purpose of this study was to replicate the association of genetic vairants in the eight diabetes-related genes/loci with type 2 diabetes in a Han Chinese cohort from western part of China. Nineteen single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs from the eight genes/loci including TCF7L2, HHEX, CDKAL1, SLC30A8, PPARG, IGF2BP2, KCNJ11, and CDKN2A/CDKN2B were genotyped in 1,529 cases and 1,439 controls in a Han Chinese population using the ABI SNaPshot method. The meta-analysis of the association between rs7903146 in TCF7L2 gene and T2D in the Han Chinese was performed. Results Among the eight genes/loci examined, we found that four were significantly associated with T2D. Although previous studies showed that the association between the SNP rs7903146 in the TCF7L2 gene and T2D was controversial within the Han Chinese population, we have confirmed the significant association between the SNP rs7903146 in the TCF7L2 gene and T2D in both this study and the meta-analysis in the population. In addition, we also confirmed that three SNPs (rs1111875, rs7923837 and rs5015480 in HHEX , one SNP (rs10946398 in CDKAL1, and three SNPs (rs13266634, rs3802177 and rs11558471 in SLC30A8 were significantly associated with T2D in the population being studied. Conclusions We demonstrated that the variants in TCF7L2, CDKAL1, HHEX, and SLC30A8 genes are associated with T2D in a Han Chinese population.

  18. Analysis of 24 Y chromosomal STR haplotypes in a Chinese Han population sample from Henan Province, Central China.

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    Shi, Meisen; Liu, Yaju; Zhang, Juntao; Bai, Rufeng; Lv, Xiaojiao; Ma, Shuhua

    2015-07-01

    We analyzed haplotypes for 24 Y chromosomal STRs (Y-STRs), including 17 Yfiler loci (DYS19, DYS385a/b, DYS389I/II, DYS390, DYS391, DYS392, DYS393, DYS437, DY438, DYS439, DYS448, DYS456, DYS458, DYS635 and Y-GATA-H4) and 7 additional STRs (DYS388, DYS444, DYS447, DYS449, DYS522 and DYS527a/b) in 1100 unrelated Chinese Han individuals from Henan Province using AGCU Y24 STR kit systems. The calculated average gene diversity (GD) values ranged from 0.4105 to 0.9647 for the DYS388 and DYS385a/b loci, respectively. The discriminatory capacity (DC) was 72.91% with 802 observed haplotypes using 17 Yfiler loci, by the addition of 7 Y-STRs to the Yfiler system, the DC was increased to 79.09% while showing 870 observed haplotypes. Among the additional 7 Y-STRs, DYS449, DYS527a/b, DYS444 and DYS522 were major contributors to enhancing discrimination. In the analysis of molecular variance, the Henan Han population clustered with Han origin populations and showed significant differences from other Non-Han populations. In the present study, we report 24 Y-STR population data in Henan Han population, and we emphasize the need for adding additional markers to the commonly used 17 Yfiler loci to achieve more improved discriminatory capacity in a population with low genetic diversity. Copyright © 2015. Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd.

  19. Prevalence of diabetes among Han, Manchu and Korean ethnicities in the Mudanjiang area of China: a cross-sectional survey

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    Feng Yan

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Rapid socioeconomic development resulting in changing lifestyles and life expectancy appears to be accompanied by an increasing prevalence of type 2 diabetes. Genetic predisposition related to ethnicity is a major determinant of diabetes risk. This study investigates the prevalences of diabetes and prediabetes in different ethnic populations residing in the Mudanjiang area located in the northeast of China. Methods A cross-sectional survey was carried out among Han, Manchu and Korean Chinese aged 20 years or older. Diabetes and prediabetes were diagnosed using standard oral glucose tolerance tests. Results The prevalence of diabetes in Manchu (8.39% and Korean Chinese (9.42% was significantly lower than that in Han (12.10%. The prevalence of prediabetes was 18.96%, 19.36% and 20.47% in Han, Manchu and Korean populations, respectively. Korean Chinese had a lower prevalence of isolated impaired fasting glucose and higher prevalence of isolated impaired glucose tolerance than the other two ethnic groups. Most patients with diabetes, especially ethnic minority patients, were undiagnosed. A multiple logistic regression analysis showed that age, family history of diabetes, control of diet, self-monitoring of weight, central obesity, increased heart rate, hypertension, elevated plasma triglyceride level, elevated plasma low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and Han ethnicity were significantly associated with an increased risk of diabetes. Further, Manchu Chinese were found to have the lowest risk of diabetes. Conclusions Our study indicates that diabetes is a major public health problem in the Mudanjiang area of China. Ethnicity plays a role in the different prevalences of diabetes and prediabetes among the three ethnic groups. Diabetes is less prevalent among Manchu Chinese compared with Han and Korean Chinese.

  20. Effectiveness of school-based smoking intervention in middle school students of Linzhi Tibetan and Guangzhou Han ethnicity in China.

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    Chen, Long; Chen, Yan; Hao, Yuantao; Gu, Jing; Guo, Yan; Ling, Wenhua

    2014-01-01

    The purpose of this paper is to assess the effectiveness of school-based intervention aimed to increase knowledge, to change attitudes and to reduce smoking-related behavior in both Linzhi Tibetan and Guangzhou Han middle school students in China. A concurrent intervention study was conducted in both Linzhi and Guangzhou. Two schools were randomly chosen and one was randomly assigned to the intervention group and the other to the control group in both settings. Participants were grade one and grade two middle school students drawn from two schools in Linzhi, Tibet Autonomous Region (southwest China) and two schools in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province (south China). The intervention program lasted for one year and covered three aspects: health policies in school, health environment in school and personal health skills. Primary outcomes were smoking-related knowledge, attitudes and behavior (including ever smoking, daily smoking, weekly smoking and current smoking) and were measured by a self-administered questionnaire before and after the intervention. This intervention increased smoking-related knowledge in both Tibetan (β=1.32, 95% CI (0.87-1.77)) and Han ethnic groups (β=0.47, 95% CI (0.11-0.83)). It changed attitudes toward smoking in Tibetan (β=1.47, 95% CI (0.06-2.87)) but not so in Han (β=-0.33, 95% CI (-1.68-1.01)). The intervention changed the prevalence of smoking in neither ethnic groups (P>0.05). The impact of school-based smoking intervention is different among Tibetan and Han students. This intervention was more effective for Tibetans when compared with the Han ethnic group. More research is needed on how intervention can be adapted to address ethnic and cultural differences. © 2013.

  1. A genome-wide association study confirms previously reported loci for type 2 diabetes in Han Chinese.

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    Bin Cui

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Genome-wide association study (GWAS has identified more than 30 loci associated with type 2 diabetes (T2D in Caucasians. However, genomic understanding of T2D in Asians, especially Han Chinese, is still limited. METHODS AND PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: A two-stage GWAS was performed in Han Chinese from Mainland China. The discovery stage included 793 T2D cases and 806 healthy controls genotyped using Illumina Human 660- and 610-Quad BeadChips; and the replication stage included two independent case-control populations (a total of 4445 T2D cases and 4458 controls genotyped using TaqMan assay. We validated the associations of KCNQ1 (rs163182, p = 2.085×10(-17, OR 1.28 and C2CD4A/B (rs1370176, p = 3.677×10(-4, OR 1.124; rs1436953, p = 7.753×10(-6, OR 1.141; rs7172432, p = 4.001×10(-5, OR 1.134 in Han Chinese. CONCLUSIONS AND SIGNIFICANCE: Our study represents the first GWAS of T2D with both discovery and replication sample sets recruited from Han Chinese men and women residing in Mainland China. We confirmed the associations of KCNQ1 and C2CD4A/B with T2D, with the latter for the first time being examined in Han Chinese. Arguably, eight more independent loci were replicated in our GWAS.

  2. Common single nucleotide polymorphisms and keratoconus in the Han Chinese population.

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    Wang, Yani; Jin, Tianbo; Zhang, Xuehui; Wei, Wei; Cui, Yan; Geng, Tingting; Liu, Qianping; Gao, Jing; Liu, Ming; Chen, Chao; Zhang, Changning; Zhu, Xiuping

    2013-09-01

    To investigate whether the tag single nucleotide polymorphisms (tSNPs) in VSX1, COL4A3, COL4A4, IL1A and IL1B genes were associated with keratoconus (KTCN) in the Han Chinese population. Ninety-seven KTCN patients and 101 healthy controls were enrolled in this study. All cases were diagnosed on the basis of clinical examination. Twenty-one tSNPs were selected for association study in five genes. SNP genotyping was performed by Sequenom MassARRAY RS1000. Sequenom Typer 4.0 Software, PLINK, Haploview and SHEsis software platform were used to perform data management and analyses. Three tSNPs in the VSX1 gene were observed to be associated with KTCN risk at a 5% level by χ(2) test (rs56157240 and rs12480307, p = 0.0499, OR: 6.42, 95% CI: 0.77-53.78; rs6050307, p = 1.22 × 10(-7), OR: 0.05, 95% CI: 0.01-0.23). Rs2071376 in the IL1A gene was also associated with KTCN (p = 0.0487, OR: 1.51, 95% CI: 1.00-2.26). Three haplotypes in the VSX1 gene were found to be associated with risk of KTCN (p < 0.05). Our findings confirmed previous reports that polymorphisms of VSX1 and IL1A genes were associated with risk of KTCN in the Chinese population, suggesting an important determinant of KTCN development by VSX1 and IL1A genes.

  3. CYP gene family variants as potential protective factors in drug addiction in Han Chinese.

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    Zhang, Hongxing; Yang, Qi; Zheng, Wenkai; Ouyang, Yongri; Yang, Min; Wang, Fengjiao; Jin, Tianbo; Zhang, Ji; Wang, Zhenyuan

    2016-08-01

    There is growing evidence that genetic factors also contribute to drug addiction. The human cytochrome P450 has shown special interest because of pharmacokinetic variation in different individuals and populations, which is largely determined by the relevant genes. The present study aimed to investigate the polymorphism of the CYP/addicts relationship. We genotyped 13 tag single-nucleotide polymorphisms (tSNPs) from three genes, including 692 cases and 700 controls. Sequenom MassARRAY RS1000 (Sequenom, Inc., San Diego, CA, USA) was used for SNP genotyping. Statistical analysis of the association between tSNPs and drug addiction was performed using the chi-squared test and SNP Stats software (http://bioinfo.iconcologia.net). The T/T genotype of rs2242480 in CYP3A4 was associated with decreased risk in the recessive model (p = 0.0002). Allele frequency at rs3743484 in CYP1A2 showed significant differences between addicts and controls (p = 0.046; odds ratio = 0.80; 95% confidence interval = 0.65-1.00). In genetic model analyses, the minor C allele of rs3743484 in CYP1A2 was associated with a reduced risk of drug addiction based on analysis using codominant and additive models (p = 0.027 dominant model; p =0.038 additive model). Our findings show that at allelic and genotypic level polymorphisms in CYP3A4 and CYP1A2 are significantly associated with a reduced risk of drug addiction in X'ian Han Chinese individuals. However, this result needs to be confirmed in additional studies. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  4. A teoria filosófica do direito de Hans Kelsen e seus contornos de legitimidade

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    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available A partir da consideração de Immanuel Kant de que todo Estado deve se fundar numa Constituição republicana, e da formulação de Hans Kelsen de que os valores políticos básicos que sustentam a atividade legislativa de um Estado são a liberdade individual, a segurança e a ordem, deve-se conceber uma ligação fundamental entre republicanismo, que implica no respeito incondicional ao Direito como condição de possibilidade da ordem pública e liberalismo como necessidade de liberdade à realização do processo legislativo. Esse 'republicanismo liberal' kantiano-kelseniano necessita de uma relação normativa que proteja a atividade legislativa, assegurando a Democracia; para além da ideia de normatividade, torna-se inviável pensar um Estado democrático, pensar, assim, a possibilidade de existência (ontologia e a legitimidade (consenso e decisão de realização do Direito é avaliar como a relação entre liberdade, legalidade e produção de normas se estabelece, na pressuposição sempre objetiva de pensar a ideia da norma em si, para além de toda positividade concreta (histórica e sociológica - a norma fundamental de Kelsen, a 'forma pública' universal do Direito para Kant. Existe um co-pertencimento entre Estado de Direito e normativismo jurídico. Para se pensar um Estado de Direito necessita-se do fundamento de um sistema normativo, seja discursivo racional possibilitador da moral, para Kant, ou como para Kelsen a unidade lógica da ideia do sistema de normas, expressa na Grundnorm (norma fundamental.

  5. Do owners have a clever hans effect on dogs? Results of a pointing study.

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    Schmidjell, Teresa; Range, Friederike; Huber, Ludwig; Virányi, Zsófia

    2012-01-01

    Dogs are exceptionally successful at interpreting human pointing gestures to locate food hidden in one of two containers. However, it has repeatedly been questioned whether dogs rely on the pointing gesture or their success is increased by subtle cues from their human handler. In two experiments we used a standard two-way object-choice task to focus on this potential Clever Hans effect. We investigated if and how owners' knowledge and beliefs influenced their dogs' performance. In two experiments, as is typical in such pointing tasks, the owners sat behind their dogs, in close auditory and tactile contact with them. In Experiment 1, we systematically manipulated the owners' knowledge of whether or not their dog should follow the pointing gesture, but at the same time instructed the owners to refrain from influencing the choice of their dog. We found no influence of subtle cues from the owners, if indeed they existed: dogs in the different groups followed the pointing uniformly. Furthermore, in the absence of pointing dogs chose randomly, even though the owners had been informed about the location of the reward. In Experiment 2, owners were instructed to actively influence the choice of their dogs, and they, indeed, succeeded in sending their dogs to the container they believed to be baited. However, their influence was significantly weaker if the experimenter had previously pointed to the other location. Overall the pointing gesture seems to have a strong effect on the choice of dogs in an object-choice task. Pointing can lead the dogs to success without help from their owners as well as it can counteract clear directional instructions provided by the owners.

  6. No seasonal variation in physical activity of Han Chinese living in Beijing.

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    Wang, Guanlin; Li, Baoguo; Zhang, Xueying; Niu, Chaoqun; Li, Jianbo; Li, Li; Speakman, John R

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    Physical activity (PA) is widely acknowledged to be beneficial to health and wellbeing, and is potentially influenced by a variety of environmental factors such as ambient temperature, weather conditions and air pollution levels. Since these factors vary seasonally, physical activity participation may also respond seasonally. Current population studies to profile physical activity often sample individuals only once, and this may result in biased estimates if there is strong seasonal variation. We conducted a study of 40 Han Chinese adults living in Beijing using GT3X accelerometers. We measured PA levels every two months across a complete year, while simultaneously monitoring ambient temperatures and air pollution levels. Average hourly vector magnitude (VM) and percentage time spent at each PA intensity (sedentary to light, moderate, vigorous and very vigorous) were measured. General Linear models (GLMs) were used to explore the effects of time of day, temperature and PM 2.5 levels on PA. One way ANOVA was used to test whether there were seasonal differences in body weight and body fatness. The main factors influencing activity levels were the time of day and individual characteristics including age and body fatness, but there was no significant difference between the months. In addition, there was no significant impact of either ambient temperature or air pollution levels (PM2.5). There were also no significant differences over the year in the time spent at sedentary-light, moderate and very vigorous PA levels, but for vigorous PA level which occupied less than 0.5% daily physical activity, both month and individual were significant factors. The relatively constant pattern of urban daily life, independent of time of year, may override the potential impacts of environmental factors that would be anticipated to impact PA levels. These subjects did not specifically avoid activity coincident with elevated air pollution levels (PM2.5). Single week long measurements of

  7. Genetic variation of ITGB3 is associated with asthma in Chinese Han children.

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    Full Text Available Previous studies have demonstrated that integrins are involved in the aetiology of asthma. Several single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs in the integrin β3 (ITGB3 gene are significantly associated with asthma in Western populations. Given the important roles of environmental exposures in the development of asthma, we evaluated the associations between six SNPs in ITGB3 and asthma in Chinese Han children. A total of 321 unrelated Chinese children with asthma and 315 healthy children were recruited for the study. SNP genotyping was performed by high-resolution melting analysis (HRM. The selected SNPs were well genotyped by HRM, and SNP rs3809865 in the 3' untranslated region (3'UTR of ITGB3 was found to be strongly associated with asthma (adjusted p = 0.004. The minor allele of rs3809865 showed a protective effect against asthma (OR: 0.59; 95% CI: 0.43-0.8. The seed regions of two miRNAs (hsa-mir-124 and hsa-mir-506 were predicted to bind to the sequence containing rs3809865 by TargetScan and PITA. Luciferase reporter assays demonstrated that the T allele of rs3809865 was more efficiently targeted by hsa-mir-124 than was the A allele, which suggested that rs3809865 could affect the binding of hsa-mir-124 to ITGB3. Furthermore, the transfection of A549 cells with hsa-mir-124 resulted in the downregulation of ITGB3 expression. Our results revealed that rs3809865 was significantly associated with asthma due to its effect on the binding of hsa-mir-124 to ITGB3.

  8. Common and rare exonic MUC5B variants associated with type 2 diabetes in Han Chinese.

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    Guanjie Chen

    Full Text Available Genome-wide association studies have identified over one hundred common genetic risk variants associated with type 2 diabetes (T2D. However, most of the heritability of T2D has not been accounted for. In this study, we investigated the contribution of rare and common variants to T2D susceptibility by analyzing exome array data in 1,908 Han Chinese genotyped with Affymetrix Axiom® Exome Genotyping Arrays. Based on the joint common and rare variants analysis of 57,704 autosomal SNPs within 12,244 genes using Sequence Kernel Association Tests (SKAT, we identified significant associations between T2D and 25 variants (9 rare and 16 common in MUC5B, p-value 1.01×10-14. This finding was replicated (p = 0.0463 in an independent sample that included 10,401 unrelated individuals. Sixty-six of 1,553 possible haplotypes based on 25 SNPs within MUC5B showed significant association with T2D (Bonferroni corrected p values < 3.2×10-5. The expression level of MUC5B is significantly higher in pancreatic tissues of persons with T2D compared to those without T2D (p-value = 5×10-5. Our findings suggest that dysregulated MUC5B expression may be involved in the pathogenesis of T2D. As a strong candidate gene for T2D, MUC5B may play an important role in the mechanisms underlying T2D etiology and its complications.

  9. Sequencing ASMT identifies rare mutations in Chinese Han patients with autism.

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    Lifang Wang

    Full Text Available Melatonin is involved in the regulation of circadian and seasonal rhythms and immune function. Prior research reported low melatonin levels in autism spectrum disorders (ASD. ASMT located in pseudo-autosomal region 1 encodes the last enzyme of the melatonin biosynthesis pathway. A previous study reported an association between ASD and single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs rs4446909 and rs5989681 located in the promoter of ASMT. Furthermore, rare deleterious mutations were identified in a subset of patients. To investigate the association between ASMT and autism, we sequenced all ASMT exons and its neighboring region in 398 Chinese Han individuals with autism and 437 healthy controls. Although our study did not detect significant differences of genotypic distribution and allele frequencies of the common SNPs in ASMT between patients with autism and healthy controls, we identified new rare coding mutations of ASMT. Among these rare variants, 4 were exclusively detected in patients with autism including a stop mutation (p.R115W, p.V166I, p.V179G, and p.W257X. These four coding variants were observed in 6 of 398 (1.51% patients with autism and none in 437 controls (Chi-Square test, Continuity Correction p = 0.032, two-sided. Functional prediction of impact of amino acid showed that p.R115W might affect protein function. These results indicate that ASMT might be a susceptibility gene for autism. Further studies in larger samples are needed to better understand the degree of variation in this gene as well as to understand the biochemical and clinical impacts of ASMT/melatonin deficiency.

  10. Genetic Variant of Kalirin Gene Is Associated with Ischemic Stroke in a Chinese Han Population

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    Hong Li

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction. Ischemic stroke is a complex disorder resulting from the interplay of genetic and environmental factors. Previous studies showed that kalirin gene variations were associated with cardiovascular disease. However, the association between this gene and ischemic stroke was unknown. We performed this study to confirm if kalirin gene variation was associated with ischemic stroke. Methods. We enrolled 385 ischemic stroke patients and 362 controls from China. Three SNPs of kalirin gene were genotyped by means of ligase detection reaction-PCR method. Data was processed with SPSS and SHEsis platform. Results. SNP rs7620580 (dominant model: OR = 1.590, p = 0.002 and adjusted OR = 1.662, p = 0.014; additive model: OR = 1.490, p = 0.002 and adjusted OR = 1.636, p = 0.005; recessive model: OR = 2.686, p = 0.039 and SNP rs1708303 (dominant model: OR = 1.523, p = 0.007 and adjusted OR = 1.604, p = 0.028; additive model: OR = 1.438, p = 0.01 and adjusted OR = 1.476, p = 0.039 were associated with ischemic stroke. The GG genotype and G allele of SNP rs7620580 were associated with a risk for ischemic stroke with an adjusted OR of 3.195 and an OR of 1.446, respectively. Haplotype analysis revealed that A–T–G,G-T-A, and A-T-A haplotypes were associated with ischemic stroke. Conclusions. Our results provide evidence that kalirin gene variations were associated with ischemic stroke in the Chinese Han population.

  11. Identification of novel mutations in Chinese Hans with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease

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    Yu Chaowen

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD is the most common inherited renal disease with an incidence of 1 in 400 to 1000. The disease is genetically heterogeneous, with two genes identified: PKD1 (16p13.3 and PKD2 (4q21. Molecular diagnosis of the disease in at-risk individuals is complicated due to the structural complexity of PKD1 gene and the high diversity of the mutations. This study is the first systematic ADPKD mutation analysis of both PKD1 and PKD2 genes in Chinese patients using denaturing high-performance liquid chromatography (DHPLC. Methods Both PKD1 and PKD2 genes were mutation screened in each proband from 65 families using DHPLC followed by DNA sequencing. Novel variations found in the probands were checked in their family members available and 100 unrelated normal controls. Then the pathogenic potential of the variations of unknown significance was examined by evolutionary comparison, effects of amino acid substitutions on protein structure, and effects of splice site alterations using online mutation prediction resources. Results A total of 92 variations were identified, including 27 reported previously. Definitely pathogenic mutations (ten frameshift, ten nonsense, two splicing defects and one duplication were identified in 28 families, and probably pathogenic mutations were found in an additional six families, giving a total detection level of 52.3% (34/65. About 69% (20/29 of the mutations are first reported with a recurrent mutation rate of 31%. Conclusions Mutation study of PKD1 and PKD2 genes in Chinese Hans with ADPKD may contribute to a better understanding of the genetic diversity between different ethnic groups and enrich the mutation database. Besides, evaluating the pathogenic potential of novel variations should also facilitate the clinical diagnosis and genetic counseling of the disease.

  12. Vitamin D receptor gene polymorphism and its association with Parkinson's disease in Chinese Han population.

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    Han, Xun; Xue, Li; Li, Yongsheng; Chen, Biao; Xie, Anmu

    2012-09-06

    Vitamin D plays an important role in neurodegenerative disorders as a crucial neuro-immunomodulator, and accumulating data have provided evidence for that vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene is a candidate gene for susceptibility to Parkinson's disease (PD). In this study, we performed a case-control study to demonstrate whether the risk for the development of onset of sporadic PD might be influenced by VDR gene polymorphisms in a Chinese cohort. Two hundred and sixty PD patients and 282 matched-healthy controls were genotyped for two representative single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in VDR gene (FokI C/T and BsmI G/A) by polymerase chain reaction and restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) analysis in. Results from our study revealed that FokI C allele carriers were likely to associate with an increased risk of PD (P=0.004) as well as early-onset PD (EOPD) (P=0.010). Moreover, the frequency of FokI C allele was significantly increased in PD group and late-onset PD (LOPD) group relative to the control groups respectively (P=0.023 and P=0.033, respectively). For BsmI polymorphisms, no significant difference in genotype or allele distribution was found between PD patients and the controls, as well as gender- and age-related differences between PD patients and the controls subgroup. This study demonstrated a possible association between the VDR FokI T/C polymorphism and PD, indicating that VDR polymorphisms may well change genetic susceptibility to sporadic PD in a Han Chinese population. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  13. Association of VEGF gene polymorphisms with sporadic Parkinson's disease in Chinese Han population.

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    Wu, Yubin; Zhang, Yingying; Han, Xun; Li, Xiaoyuan; Xue, Li; Xie, Anmu

    2016-12-01

    Recent evidence indicates that vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is capable of protecting dopaminergic (DA) neurons. Parkinson's disease (PD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease caused by the degeneration of nigrostriatal dopaminergic neurons. To evaluate the role of VEGF single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and haplotypes in PD, we performed a case-control study including 400 PD patients and 400 healthy-matched controls. Polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) analysis and DNA sequencing were used to detect the rs699947, rs2010963 and rs3025039 polymorphisms of the VEGF gene in cases and controls. Our study revealed that T allelic frequency of rs3025039 polymorphism was significantly higher in PD subjects (OR 1.497, 95 % CI 1.099-2.040, P = 0.013) than that in controls. Significant association for rs3025039 could be found in additive model (TT vs. CT vs. CC: OR 1.489, 95 % CI 1.018-2.177, P = 0.040) and dominant model (TT + CT vs. CC: OR 1.538, 95 % CI 1.068-2.216, P = 0.021). Subgroup analyses performed by gender suggested that this association could be found in male, but not in female. Moreover, it also demonstrated a significant association in the subgroup of late-onset PD (LOPD). However, for rs699947 and rs2010963 polymorphisms, genotype or allele frequencies did not differ between groups. No significant association could be found between rs699947 and rs2010963 polymorphism and PD risk. None of the observed haplotypes showed significant association with PD. Therefore, these results suggested that the VEGF gene might be associated with risk of developing sporadic PD in Han Chinese and the rs3025039 polymorphism may be a risk factor for sporadic PD.

  14. Anthropogenic rare earth elements and their spatial distributions in the Han River, South Korea.

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    Song, Hyeongseok; Shin, Woo-Jin; Ryu, Jong-Sik; Shin, Hyung Seon; Chung, Heesun; Lee, Kwang-Sik

    2017-04-01

    Rare earth elements (REE) consist of lanthanides (from La to Lu), together with yttrium and scandium, in which anthropogenic REE, such as gadolinium (Gd), lanthanum (La), and samarium (Sm), has emerged as micro-contaminants in natural waters in highly developed countries. Here, we collected water samples in the Han River (HR) and its tributaries flowing through Seoul Capital Area, the world's second largest metropolitan area in order to examine how and to what extent anthropogenic REE anomalies may occur. Water samples show higher light REE concentrations than heavy REE concentrations, while wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) samples display much higher heavy REE concentrations due to high Gd concentration. The PAAS-normalized REE patterns indicate that WWTP samples display the pronounced positive Gd anomalies, in which anthropogenic Gd from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) diagnostic system occurs as a form of Gd complexation with either Cl- or SO42-. Due to the WWTP, both the HR and tributaries show also positive Gd anomalies and the anthropogenic Gd concentrations increase as a function of the distance from the Paldang dam. This result indicates a positive correlation between populaton, number of MRI instruments, and positive Gd anomaly. Similarly, positive La and Sm anomalies exist in the HR, indicating that the HR is also affected by their point sources. Based on the discharge rate and anthropogenic REE concentrations, their fluxes are estimated to be 952 ± 319 kg/yr, suggesting that this amount of fluxes could disturb REE distribution in the Yellow Sea, and pose harmful effects on aquatic ecosystems. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  15. [Prevalence and molecular analysis of β-thalassemia in children of Han ethnicity in Chongqing city].

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    Yao, Xiu-yun; Zhang, Yu-mei; Qin, Zhen-zi; Fan, Rong; Zou, Lin; Chen, Shi-ping; Zhang, Lei; Xie, Qian; Zhong, Xiao-yun; Xian, Ying; Yu, Jie

    2013-07-01

    To investigate the incidence and the gene mutation frequencies and patterns of β-thalassemia (β-Thal) in ethnic Han children in Chongqing city. A total of 1726 children were screened by using automatic hemocytic analyzer, cellulose acetate electrophoresis and fetal hemoglobin alkali denaturation test. Samples with mean corpuscular volume (MCV) A2 (HbA2) levels >3.3%, fetal hemoglobin (HbF) >2% for β-Thal screening indicators. The positive samples of screening indicators were detected and identified by PCR-reverse dot blot method for 18 common β-Thal mutations in Chinese populations, unknown mutations samples were subjected to DNA sequencing analysis of the β-globin gene. Twenty-five cases of β-Thal carriers were observed from the 1726 samples, with 24 cases of β-Thal heterozygote and one case of double heterozygote. Therefore, the β-Thal carrier rate was 1.51%. After 1726 peripheral venous blood samples analyzed by hematological parameters, 164 positive cases of β-Thal screening indicators were found, with the positive rate being 9.50% (164/1726). A total of 6 different gene mutations were detected, the four most common mutations were as the following: CD41-42, IVS-II-654, CD17 and beta E. These four mutations as the major types in this area accounted for 88.00% of all the mutations. In addition, one rare mutation of 5 'UTR; + (43 -40) was found, and one case of the hemoglobin variant of Hb Zurich was reported in Chinese people for the first time. Chongqing is a high risk region of the β-Thal. Epidemiological Data from the research was useul for the genetic counseling and the prevention of β-Thal major.

  16. A renovação da teleologia em Hans Jonas:

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    Wendell Evangelista Soares Lopes

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho visa elucidar a renovaçáo da teleologia no pensamento de Hans Jonas, mostrando como esta ocupa aí duas funções centrais, a saber: pensar uma nova ontologia que atenda de forma mais exata à construçáo de um universo psicofísico e em vir-a-ser; e pensar o dever-ser da humanidade enquanto telos e valor absoluto no processo evolutivo do Ser. Para alcançarmos nosso objetivo, primeiro explicitaremos que o que Jonas designa por "enigma da subjetividade" é o problema fundamental da ontologia, e que a filosofia moderna fracassa diante de tal problema, exigindo assim a reabilitaçáo – e renovaçáo – de uma concepçáo teleológica do ser. Depois mostraremos que essa renovaçáo da teleologia – que pode certamente ser designada de "neo-finalismo" – define o finalismo como intrínseco náo só aos seres individuais, mas ao próprio devenir do mundo, onde o homem seria a própria realizaçáo última de uma possibilidade latente no interior de tal processo evolutivo da substância universal. Com isso, resultaria um princípio da ética que náo estaria fundado nem na autonomia do Eu, nem nas necessidades da comunidade, mas antes no próprio caráter teleológico do processo evolutivo da natureza – o homem assumindo aí um valor absoluto por justamente ser o telos – entenda-se: "qualidade final" – de tal processo. Quer isto dizer, a teleologia jonasiana visa por fim responder sobre o bem que é a humanidade, que se firmaria assim como o próprio fundamento da ética.

  17. Genome-wide association study of treatment refractory schizophrenia in Han Chinese.

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    Ying-Jay Liou

    Full Text Available We report the first genome-wide association study of a joint analysis using 795 Han Chinese individuals with treatment-refractory schizophrenia (TRS and 806 controls. Three loci showed suggestive significant association with TRS were identified. These loci include: rs10218843 (P = 3.04 × 10(-7 and rs11265461 (P = 1.94 × 10(-7 are adjacent to signaling lymphocytic activation molecule family member 1 (SLAMF1; rs4699030 (P = 1.94 × 10(-6 and rs230529 (P = 1.74 × 10(-7 are located in the gene nuclear factor of kappa light polypeptide gene enhancer in B-cells 1 (NFKB1; and rs13049286 (P = 3.05 × 10(-5 and rs3827219 (P = 1.66 × 10(-5 fall in receptor-interacting serine/threonine-protein kinase 4 (RIPK4. One isolated single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP, rs739617 (P = 3.87 × 10(-5 was also identified to be associated with TRS. The -94delATTG allele (rs28362691 located in the promoter region of NFKB1 was identified by resequencing and was found to associate with TRS (P = 4.85 × 10(-6. The promoter assay demonstrated that the -94delATTG allele had a significant lower promoter activity than the -94insATTG allele in the SH-SY5Y cells. This study suggests that rs28362691 in NFKB1 might be involved in the development of TRS.

  18. Association of E26 Transformation Specific Sequence 1 Variants with Rheumatoid Arthritis in Chinese Han Population.

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    Full Text Available E26 transformation specific sequence 1 (ETS-1 belongs to the ETS family of transcription factors that regulate the expression of various immune-related genes. Increasing evidence indicates that ETS-1 could contribute to the pathogenesis of autoimmune disease. Recent research has provided evidence that ETS-1 might correlate with rheumatoid arthritis (RA, but it's not clearly defined. In this study, we aimed to identify whether polymorphisms of ETS-1 play a role in Rheumatoid arthritis (RA susceptibility and development in Chinese Han population.Four single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs within ETS-1 were selected based on HapMap data and previous associated studies. Whole blood and serum samples were obtained from 158 patients with RA and 192 healthy subjects. Genotyping was performed with polymerase chain reaction-high resolution melting (PCR-HRM assay and the data was analyzed using SPSS17.0.A significantly positive correlation was observed between the SNP rs73013527 of ETS-1 and RA susceptibility, DAS28 and CRP (P<0.001, P = 0.001, and P = 0.028, respectively. Carriers of the haplotype CCT or TCT for rs4937333, rs11221332 and rs73013527 were associated with decreased risk of RA as compared to controls. No statistical significant difference was observed in the distribution of rs10893872, rs4937333 and rs11221332 genotypes between RA patients and controls.Our data further supports that ETS-1 has a relevant role in the pathogenesis and development of RA. Allele T of rs73013527 plays a protective role in occurrence of RA but a risk factor in the high disease activity. Rs10893872, rs11221332 and rs4937333 are not associated with RA susceptibility and clinical features.

  19. High resolution human leukocyte antigen class I allele frequencies and HIV-1 infection associations in Chinese Han and Uyghur cohorts.

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    Yanhou Liu

    Full Text Available Host immunogenetic factors such as HLA class I polymorphism are important to HIV-1 infection risk and AIDS progression. Previous studies using high-resolution HLA class I profile data of Chinese populations appeared insufficient to provide information for HIV-1 vaccine development and clinical trial design. Here we reported HLA class I association with HIV-1 susceptibility in a Chinese Han and a Chinese Uyghur cohort.Our cohort included 327 Han and 161 Uyghur ethnic individuals. Each cohort included HIV-1 seropositive and HIV-1 seronegative subjects. Four-digit HLA class I typing was performed by sequencing-based typing and high-resolution PCR-sequence specific primer. We compared the HLA class I allele and inferred haplotype frequencies between HIV-1 seropositive and seronegative groups. A neighbor-joining tree between our cohorts and other populations was constructed based on allele frequencies of HLA-A and HLA-B loci. We identified 58 HLA-A, 75 HLA-B, and 32 HLA-Cw distinct alleles from our cohort and no novel alleles. The frequency of HLA-B*5201 and A*0301 was significantly higher in the Han HIV-1 negative group. The frequency of HLA-B*5101 was significantly higher in the Uyghur HIV-1 negative group. We observed statistically significant increases in expectation-maximization (EM algorithm predicted haplotype frequencies of HLA-A*0201-B*5101 in the Uyghur HIV-1 negative group, and of Cw*0304-B*4001 in the Han HIV-1 negative group. The B62s supertype frequency was found to be significantly higher in the Han HIV-1 negative group than in the Han HIV-1 positive group.At the four-digit level, several HLA class I alleles and haplotypes were associated with lower HIV-1 susceptibility. Homogeneity of HLA class I and Bw4/Bw6 heterozygosity were not associated with HIV-1 susceptibility in our cohort. These observations contribute to the Chinese HLA database and could prove useful in the development of HIV-1 vaccine candidates.

  20. Mitochondrial tRNA(Ser(UCN)) variants in 2651 Han Chinese subjects with hearing loss.

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    Tang, Xiaowen; Zheng, Jing; Ying, Zhengbiao; Cai, Zhaoyang; Gao, Yinglong; He, Zheyun; Yu, Han; Yao, Juan; Yang, Yaling; Wang, Hui; Chen, Ye; Guan, Min-Xin

    2015-07-01

    Mutations in the mitochondrial DNA have been associated with hearing loss. However, the prevalence and spectrum of mitochondrial tRNA mutations in hearing-impaired subjects are poorly understood. In this report, we have investigated the prevalence and spectrum of mitochondrial tRNA(Ser(UCN)) mutations in a large cohort of 2651 Han Chinese subjects with hearing loss. The clinical evaluation showed that 744 subjects (432 males and 312 females) had a history of exposure to aminoglycosides and other probands exhibited nonsyndromic hearing loss. Mutational analysis of tRNA(Ser(UCN)) gene identified 9 (8 known and 1 novel) variants. The prevalence of the known deafness-associated 7511T>C, 7505T>C and 7445A>C mutations was 0.04%, 0.04% and 0.04%, respectively. Other variants were evaluated by the evolutionary conservation, allelic frequency of Chinese controls, potential structural and functional alterations and pedigree analysis. Three variants were polymorphisms, while the 7444G>A, 7471DelG and 7496A>G variants were putative deafness-associated mutations. These putative deafness-associated variants accounted for 0.68% cases of hearing-impaired subjects in this cohort. The low penetrance of hearing loss in pedigrees carrying one of these putative deafness-associated mutations indicated that the mutation(s) is necessary but itself insufficient to produce a clinical phenotype. Other genetic or environmental factor(s) may influence the phenotypic manifestation of these tRNA(Ser(UCN)) mutations. Moreover, mtDNAs in 20 probands carrying one of the putative deafness-associated mutations were widely dispersed among 8 Eastern Asian haplogroups. In particular, the occurrences of haplogroups D4a, M22, and H2 in patients carrying the deafness-associated variants were higher than those in Chinese controls. These data further support that the mitochondrial tRNA(Ser(UCN)) gene is the hot spot for mutations associated with hearing loss. Thus, our findings may provide valuable

  1. ‘Alles is outobiografies’: Hans- Ulrich Treichel se idiolek in Lost (1999

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    Philip van der Merwe

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Joachim Dicksskryf in sy resensie oor Hans-Ulrich Treichel se nuutste roman, Frühe Störung, dat die outeur kontinuïteit vertoon deurdat hy in al sy boeke ’n unieke en onmiskenbare styl ontwikkelhet wat hy die ‘Treichel-klank’ noem. Treichel se styl, toon en mengsel van tematiesebelangstellings in al elf sy prosawerke van Von Leib und Seele: Berichte tot Frühe Störungis inderdaad herkenbaar as ‘kenmerkend Treichel’. Tot dusver is dit nog ’n onontdekteterrein. Die vraag kom dus na vore: Wat is die aard van die sogenaamde ‘Treichel-klank’of sy idiolek? Lost is ’n tipiese voorbeeld ten opsigte van Treichel se idiolek: Die narratiefsluit feitelike historiese en outobiografiese gegewens in wat sowel ’n ‘amptelike lewe’ én ’n ‘karnaval’ insluit, dit wil sê sy representasies van lewens word deur twee aspekte van die wêreld bepaal: die aspek van vroomheid en erns en die aspek van ’n gelag. Hierdie artikelfokus eerstens op die teoretiese moontlikheid daarvan om ‘ernstige’ feitelike outobiografieseen historiese inligting in kombinasie met humor te gebruik. Die kernaspekte van Treichelse oeuvre word daarna bekend gestel, ook met die doel om ’n vergelykbare konteks vir diebespreking van Lost te bied. Hier word dit duidelik dat Treichel se humor ’n tragikomieseen minagtende effek het ten opsigte van die verteller se uitbeelding van sy kindertyd, syervaringe binne sy gesin en sy kulturele konteks. Die mikrokosmiese gesinskonteks en die makrokosmiese nasionale en internasionale kontekste soos wat hulle as gevolg van die Tweede Wêreldoorlog gevorm is, het gelei tot die verlies aan die verteller se identiteit. Diegevolg van Treichel se manier van omgaan met ernstige inhoude wat ook humor insluit, is die skepping van ’n self-konsep wat as self-ondersoekend, eerlik of biegtend, selfgesentreerd, humoristies en krities teenoor die Duitse gemeenskap beskryf kan word. Hierdie eienskappeis ook kernaspekte van

  2. Association between the COMT Val158Met Genotype and Alzheimer's Disease in the Han Chinese Population

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    Yong Ji

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Alzheimer's disease (AD is the leading cause of dementia worldwide and is associated with individual, familial and social burdens. Catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT may have a prominent role in AD pathophysiology by affecting the metabolism of catecholamine neurotransmitters and estrogen. Although the COMT rs4680 gene polymorphism has been investigated as a susceptibility factor for AD, the results are inconsistent. The aim of this study was to examine the influence of the COMT rs4680 gene polymorphism as a risk factor for AD in the Han Chinese population and its synergistic effect with the apolipoprotein E (APOE gene. Methods: A total of 137 AD patients and 194 healthy controls were analyzed. Clinical criteria and neuropsychological tests were used to establish diagnostic groups. All subjects were analyzed for the COMT rs4680 polymorphism and APOE genotype. Results: No significant differences were observed between AD and control subjects regarding the COMT genotype frequencies of Val/Val, Val/Met and Met/Met, but Met alleles were higher in AD than in control subjects (35.4 and 28.1%, p = 0.045. A minor synergistic effect between the genotypes GG and APOE ε4 was observed in AD patients (OR: 5.707, 95% CI: 2.505-13.002, p APOE ε4 (11.972, 95% CI: 5.534-25.902, p COMT Met allele was an independent risk factor for AD without APOE ε4 allele carriers (OR: 1.806, 95% CI: 1.160-2.810, p = 0.009, especially in men (OR: 4.904, 95% CI: 2.381-10.099, p Conclusion: The COMT (Val158Met polymorphism is not an independent risk factor for AD but shows a synergistic effect between the genotypes GG and APOE ε4 that proves greater in women with AD. The COMT Met allele represents a risk factor in AD without APOE ε4 allele carriers, which is notable in men with AD.

  3. Involvement of tryptophan hydroxylase 2 gene polymorphisms in susceptibility to tic disorder in Chinese Han population

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    Zheng Ping

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Tryptophan hydroxylase-2 (TPH2 is a potential candidate gene for screening tic disorder (TD. Methods A case–control study was performed to examine the association between the TPH2 gene and TD. The Sequenom® Mass ARRAY iPLEX GOLD System was used to genotype two single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs of the TPH2 gene in 149 TD children and in 125 normal controls. Results For rs4565946, individuals with the TT genotype showed a significantly higher risk of TD than those with TC plus CC genotypes [odds ratio (OR =3.077, 95% confidence interval (CI: 1.273–7.437; P = 0.009], as did male TD children with the TT genotype (OR = 3.228, 95% CI: 1.153–9.040; P = 0.020. The G allele of rs4570625 was significantly more frequent in TD children with higher levels of tic symptoms (Yale Global Tic Severity Scale, YGTSS than those in controls among the male children (OR = 1.684, 95%: 1.097–2.583; P = 0.017]. TD children with severe tic symptoms had significantly higher frequencies of rs4546946 TT genotype than did normal controls in boys (OR = 3.292, 95% CI: 1.139–9.513; P = 0.022. We also found that genotype distributions of both SNPs were different between the Asian and European populations. Conclusions Our results indicated that the TT genotype of rs4565946 is a potential genetic risk factor for TD, and the allele G of rs4570625 might be associated with the severity of tic symptoms in boys. These polymorphisms might be susceptibility loci for TD in the Chinese Han population. Because of the confounding of co-existing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD,these findings need to be confirmed by studies in much larger samples.

  4. Obesity-related genomic loci are associated with type 2 diabetes in a Han Chinese population.

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    Xiaomu Kong

    Full Text Available Obesity is a well-known risk factor for type 2 diabetes. Genome-wide association studies have identified a number of genetic loci associated with obesity. The aim of this study is to examine the contribution of obesity-related genomic loci to type 2 diabetes in a Chinese population.We successfully genotyped 18 obesity-related single nucleotide polymorphisms among 5338 type 2 diabetic patients and 4663 controls. Both individual and joint effects of these single nucleotide polymorphisms on type 2 diabetes and quantitative glycemic traits (assessing β-cell function and insulin resistance were analyzed using logistic and linear regression models, respectively.Two single nucleotide polymorphisms near MC4R and GNPDA2 genes were significantly associated with type 2 diabetes before adjusting for body mass index and waist circumference (OR (95% CI = 1.14 (1.06, 1.22 for the A allele of rs12970134, P = 4.75×10(-4; OR (95% CI = 1.10 (1.03, 1.17 for the G allele of rs10938397, P = 4.54×10(-3. When body mass index and waist circumference were further adjusted, the association of MC4R with type 2 diabetes remained significant (P = 1.81×10(-2 and that of GNPDA2 was attenuated (P = 1.26×10(-1, suggesting the effect of the locus including GNPDA2 on type 2 diabetes may be mediated through obesity. Single nucleotide polymorphism rs2260000 within BAT2 was significantly associated with type 2 diabetes after adjusting for body mass index and waist circumference (P = 1.04×10(-2. In addition, four single nucleotide polymorphisms (near or within SEC16B, BDNF, MAF and PRL genes showed significant associations with quantitative glycemic traits in controls even after adjusting for body mass index and waist circumference (all P values<0.05.This study indicates that obesity-related genomic loci were associated with type 2 diabetes and glycemic traits in the Han Chinese population.

  5. Comparative study of bacterial status from conjunctival sac of the elder Qiang minority and Han people with dry eye in Sichuan, China.

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    Zhang, Yue; Liu, Zhi-Rong; Chen, Hui; Dong, Wan-Jiang; Fan, Ying-Chuan; Yu, Hua; Wang, Guang-Jin; Li, Yu-Chan; Cao, Kui

    2012-01-01

    To compare the status of bacteria in the conjunctival sac from the elder Qiang minority and Han people with dry eyes in Sichuan, China. Total of 54 elder Qiang people with dry eyes (108 eyes) were examined by cluster sampling. In the similar habitation region of Han people, 80 (160 dry eyes) Han people were analyzed as the control group. The bacteria was separated from the inferior palpebral conjunctiva, then inoculated on blood plate for 48 hours and identified. Totally 24 strains of bacteria were cultured in either Qiang minority or Han c populations with 3 strains of them existed in both ethnic groups. The commonest bacteria in conjunctival sac in two ethnic groups were non-pathogenic bacterium. The composition of Corynebacterium in Han people (54.1%) was significantly higher than that in Qiang minority (27.4%) (χ(2)=11.6721, P=0.0006). The percentage of Sphingomonas Paucimobilis in Qiang people was higher than that in Han people (χ(2)=18.6442, P=0.0000). However, there was no significant difference between Qiang minority and Han people either in bacterial positive rate in conjunctival sac, or the composition of bacteria species and strains, or the composition of staphylococcus epidemids between two ethnic populations. There was no significant difference of bacterial positive rate in conjunctival sac from the elder of Qiang minority and Han people with dry eye, but the species of bacteria were different.

  6. Examination of the vocal fold activity using ultra high speed filming: archival recordings by Paul Moore and Hans von Leden

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    Izdebski, Krzysztof; Vaughan, Laura

    2012-02-01

    We present excerpts from three archival ultra high-speed films on the function of the human larynx by Paul Moore, Ph. D. and Hans von Leden, M.D. The films received two awards for best scientific cinematography from two different international film festivals in Italy in 1957. These films present ultra high-speed cinematographic accounts on the workings of the human vocal folds during various phonatory and ventilatory activities. These films were captured at speeds of 2000 to 5000 frames-per-second via an ingeniously arranged laryngeal mirror viewing device. Such speeds were revolutionary six decades ago. Technology currently allows us to film laryngeal behavior at speeds of up to 16,000 frames-per-second using digital recordings. However, the ultra high-speed films by Paul and Hans remain a beacon for anyone sincerely interested in how the smallest instrument of sound production works, and how it is subjected to failure by intrinsic or extrinsic factors.

  7. Zeitgenössische Dokumente zu Hans Stadens Aufenthalt in Südbrasilien und im brasilianischen São Vicente

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    Obermeier, Franz

    2005-01-01

    As viagens de Hans Staden caracterizam-se por inúmeros obstáculos. Se seu primeiro destino não era o Brasil, mas sim as Índias Ocidentais, o da segunda viagem foi a região do La Plata. As narrativas de Juan de Salazar, referentes não só a Hans Staden, mas também a Ulrich Schmidel , bem como a análise destas, representam o cerne desta matéria. A importância destes escritos não é a vericação correta da segunda viagem de Staden ao Brasil, ou a do- cumentação da estada de...

  8. Linear dimensions of normal upper airway structure by magnetic resonance imaging in Chinese Han infants and preschool children.

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    Yi, Xiaoli; Yao, Linyin; Yuan, Xinyu; Wei, Yongxiang; Wang, Zhenchang

    2017-09-01

    To establish normative data of upper airway structure in Chinese Han infants and preschool children. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans of 521 Chinese Han infants and preschool children (225 girls, 296 boys) aged from 1 day to 72 months were selected from the children who underwent head MRI at the Capital Institute of Pediatrics Affiliated Children Hospital, Beijing, China. No subjects had sleep-disordered breathing or associated conditions that may have affected the upper airway anatomy. The upper airway dimensions and surrounding soft tissue sizes were measured along the mid-sagittal and axial images. On images from the mid-sagittal image, the normative values of the following were obtained for all age group: thickness of the adenoid and nasopharyngeal area, length and thickness of the soft palate, length and height of the tongue, length of upper airway, distance between the mental spine and clivus, and the adenoid oblique width, soft palate oblique width, and tongue oblique width along the mental spine-clivus line. Normative values of the mean tonsillar width and intertonsillar space on the axial images were also obtained. There were no differences in any measurements between boys and girls in either infants or preschool children. Older children had larger airway dimensions, as expected. Normative values for upper airway structure in Chinese Han infants and preschool children assessed by MRI were established. The upper airway dimension and surrounding soft tissues size, including soft palate, adenoid, tongue, and tonsils, were increased with age. There were no gender differences during the first six years of life. These data may prove useful when studying airway disease in Chinese Han children. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  9. The Clinical Features of Infantile Hypertrophic Pyloric Stenosis in Chinese Han Population: Analysis from 1998 to 2010

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    Feng, Zhiqiang; Nie, Yuqiang; Zhang, Youxiang; Li, Qingning; Xia, HuiMing; Gong, SiTang; Huang, Hai

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    OBJECTIVE: To investigate clinical features of infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis (IHPS) in Chinese Han population. METHODS: Three hundred and sixteen hospitalized patients with IHPS from January 1998 to February 2010 were retrospectively reviewed, and data including patient's sex, onset age, other coexisting congenital defects, pyloric circular muscle thickness evaluated by ultrasonograph, serum electrolytes concentration, and results of arterial blood gas analysis on admission were col...

  10. Transcendental in Hans Urs von Balthasar’s theological aesthetics and its significance for Chinese academic aesthetics

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    This thesis begins a dialogue between Hans Urs von Balthasar’s theological aesthetics and Chinese academic aesthetics. We identify a tension between aesthetics and religion in Chinese academic aesthetics, and argue that a dialogue with von Balthasar’s work has the potential to contribute to the development of Chinese academic aesthetics with regard to overcoming that tension. In order to set a ground for the dialogue, von Balthasar’s theological aesthetics is examined in Par...

  11. PEDAGOGICAL DISCOURSE IN MAGAZINES OF RUSSIAN ?MIGR? COMMUNITY IN 1920– 30S (ON THE BASIS OF N. HANS ARTICLES

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    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available The article deals with the characteristic aspects of pedagogical discourse in Russian ?migr? community magazines in 1920–30s based on N. Hans articles published in “Contemporary Annals” and “Russian School Abroad”. The author analyses specific features of this type of discourse, its aims and the nature of its terminology. It contains brief comparative analysis of pedagogical discourse in publications of S. Hessen, V. Zenkovskiy and other authors who contributed to “Contemoprary Annals”.

  12. Neck circumference might predict gestational diabetes mellitus in Han Chinese women: A nested case?control study

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    He, Fang; He, Hua; Liu, Wenqi; Lin, Junyu; Chen, Bingjun; Lin, Yucong; Zhao, Yitao; Tao, Wen; Xia, Xuefeng

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    Abstract Aims/Introduction A large neck circumference might be an indicator of metabolic syndrome and its components, and for certain patients is more practical as an index than waist circumference. The demarcation value for neck circumference that suggests metabolic syndrome appears to vary by ethnic group. Gestational diabetes mellitus is considered a component of metabolic syndrome in pregnant women. We investigated whether neck circumference in Han Chinese women is associated with gestati...

  13. Association of KIF6 Variant with Lipid Level and Angiographic Coronary Artery Disease Events Risk in the Han Chinese Population

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    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available KIF6 is a class of molecular motor from the kinesin superfamily. Recently, multiple large studies consisting mainly of Europeans have shown that KIF6 Trp719Arg SNP may be a new predictive factor for coronary artery disease (CAD event risk. The allelic frequency distribution of rs20455 is different in various populations, yet studies among the Han population, one of the largest ethnic groups in the World, have not been conducted. This study is aimed to evaluate the association of KIF6 Trp719Arg variant with angiographic CAD and serum lipid levels in the Han population from northern China. In this case-controlled study, peripheral blood samples were collected from 356 patients and 568 controls of Han Chinese origin. Genotyping was performed by a high-resolution melting curve. The impact of rs20455 on CAD and non-fatal MI was evaluated in a dominant genetic model with stepwise multiple regression analysis. There were no significant differences of genotypes and allele frequency between angiographic CAD and control groups (p > 0.05; however, that of MI and non-MI subgroups were significant differences (p < 0.05. After adjusting for significant risk factors, angiographic CAD risk was not significantly increased in 719Arg allele carriers compared with non-carriers. Further analysis revealed that the non-fatal MI risk and triglyceride levels were significantly higher in 719Arg allele carriers than non-carriers. In conclusion, KIF6 719Arg allele was not an independent risk factor for angiographic CAD susceptibility in Han populations from northern China. However, it was associated with a significantly higher TG level, which may indicate an increased myocardial infarction risk in angiographic CAD patients.

  14. El autismo 70 años después de Leo Kanner y Hans Asperger

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    Artigas-Pallarès, Josep; Paula, Isabel

    2012-01-01

    A partir de las aportaciones de Leo Kanner (1943) y Hans Asperger (1944), el autismo ha sido foco de intenso debate, no sólo sobre aspectos fenomenológicos, etiológicos y terapéuticos;sino también sobre su propia naturaleza. La presente revisión pretende situar el autismo como un concepto dinámico sometido a interpretaciones no solo diversas, sino radicalmente enfrentadas.

  15. Common variants explain a large fraction of the variability in the liability to psoriasis in a Han Chinese population

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    Yin, Xianyong; Wineinger, Nathan E; Cheng, Hui; Cui, Yong; Zhou, Fusheng; Zuo, Xianbo; Zheng, Xiaodong; Yang, Sen; Schork, Nicholas J; Zhang, Xuejun

    2014-01-01

    Background Psoriasis is a common inflammatory skin disease with a known genetic component. Our previously published psoriasis genome-wide association study identified dozens of novel susceptibility loci in Han Chinese. However, these markers explained only a small fraction of the estimated heritable component of psoriasis. To better understand the unknown yet likely polygenic architecture in psoriasis, we applied a linear mixed model to quantify the variation in the liability to psoriasis exp...

  16. Genetic distribution and association analysis of DRD2 gene polymorphisms with major depressive disorder in the Chinese Han population.

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    He, Mei; Yan, Hong; Duan, Zhao-Xia; Qu, Wei; Gong, Hai-Yan; Fan, Zheng-Li; Kang, Jian-Yi; Li, Bing-Cang; Wang, Jian-Min

    2013-01-01

    Dopamine D2 receptor is involved in reward-mediating mesocorticolimbic pathways. It plays an important role in major depressive disorder (MDD). Three gene polymorphisms Taq1A, C957T and -141C ins/del, were identified in the DRD2 gene among the Western population. These variants in the DRD2 gene might be associated with the susceptibility of MDD patients through affecting the bioeffects of endogenous dopamine neurotransmission. However, little is known about their occurrence in Chinese population and their association with the susceptibility of patients with major depressive disorder. In this study, a total of 338 unrelated adult Chinese Han population, including 224 healthy volunteers and 114 patients with major depressive disorder, were recruited. DRD2 polymorphisms (Taq1A and -141C ins/del) were detected using restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) analysis and the C957T were detected by sequencing directly. As a result, three polymorphisms were identified in Chinese Han population and all were common SNP. However, we could detect no evidence of genetic association between 3 markers in DRD2 and major depressive disorder in the Chinese Han population. To conclude, this result suggests that Taq1A, C957T and -141C ins/del of DRD2 gene may not be associated with major depressive disorder, also may be the sample sizes too small to allow a meaningful test.

  17. [Stature estimation for Sichuan Han nationality female based on X-ray technology with measurement of lumbar vertebrae].

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    Qing, Si-han; Chang, Yun-feng; Dong, Xiao-ai; Li, Yuan; Chen, Xiao-gang; Shu, Yong-kang; Deng, Zhen-hua

    2013-10-01

    To establish the mathematical models of stature estimation for Sichuan Han female with measurement of lumbar vertebrae by X-ray to provide essential data for forensic anthropology research. The samples, 206 Sichuan Han females, were divided into three groups including group A, B and C according to the ages. Group A (206 samples) consisted of all ages, group B (116 samples) were 20-45 years old and 90 samples over 45 years old were group C. All the samples were examined lumbar vertebrae through CR technology, including the parameters of five centrums (L1-L5) as anterior border, posterior border and central heights (x1-x15), total central height of lumbar spine (x16), and the real height of every sample. The linear regression analysis was produced using the parameters to establish the mathematical models of stature estimation. Sixty-two trained subjects were tested to verify the accuracy of the mathematical models. The established mathematical models by hypothesis test of linear regression equation model were statistically significant (Pstature estimation for Sichuan Han females.

  18. [Prevalence and associated factors of diabetes mellitus in children of Han, Uigurs and Kazaks ethnicities in Xinjiang].

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    Zhang, Jing; Ma, Yi-tong; Xie, Xiang; Yang, Yi-ning; Li, Xiao-mei; Ma, Xiang; Fu, Zhen-yan; Liu, Fen; Xiang, Yang; Chen, You; Yu, Zi-xiang; Chen, Bang-dang

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    To investigate the prevalence rates of diabetes mellitus and its associated risk factors in children with Han, Uygur and Kazak ethnicities in Xinjiang. A cross-sectional random samples involving aged 0 - 17 years were carried out to analyze the prevalence rates and associated risk factors of diabetes mellitus in children of Han, Uigur and Kazak ethnicities from 3 prefectures (Hetian, Kashi and Fuhai) in Xinjiang Autonomous Regions. Diabetes mellitus and impaired fasting glucose (IFG) were defined by the China Diabetes Prevention and Control Standard set in 2007. Data was collected through filling in the questionnaires and results from physical examination and laboratory tests. The total prevalence rates of IFG and diabetes mellitus were 0.68% and 0.09%, respectively. Data from logistic regression analysis suggested that overweight and obesity were risk factors for diabetes mellitus in children from Xinjiang, with odds ratio values as 2.844 and 3.963, respectively. Children with Han, Uygur and Kazak ethnicities in Xinjiang had an overall standardized prevalence rates of diabetes mellitus. IFG were 0.57% and 1.35% lower than the 2004 data from children at same age groups in Beijing and the whole nation, also 0.19% lower then the national rate of 5 - 17 years-old children juvenile diabetes.

  19. [Association of adipocytokines with obesity and insulin resistance in Korean-Chinese and Han nationality pupils of Yanbian area].

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    Jing, Yongzhe; Jin, Shanji; Qiao, Ranzhuo; Fang, Jinnü

    2015-07-01

    To investigate the different types of obesity, insulin resistance (IR) and its related adipocytokines, and to analyze the association of adipocytokines with obesity and insulin resistance in Korean-Chinese and Han nationality pupils of Yanbian area. A total of 3879 elementary school students (2011 of Korean-Chinese and 1868 of Han nationality) aged 8-12 years old were selected. Using epidemiological investigation. Combined with laboratory measurement, the body mess index ( BMI), waist circumference (WC) and fasting blood glucose (FBG), insulin, adiponectin, leptin and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) levels were measured. The homeostasis model assessment (HOMA) method was used to estimate the human IR (HOMA-IR). (1) The levels of adiponctin and TNF-α in Korean-Chinese pupils was lower than that in Han nationality pupils (P obesity, HOMA-IR and its related adipocytokines between two nationality pupils of Yanbian area. BMI, WC and HOMA-IR have different association in the different adipocytokines, and the association of BMI and WC in leptin is stronger than that of HOMA-IR, and that of HOMA-IR in TNF-α and adiponectin is stronger than that of BMI and WC.

  20. Feeling Happy and Sad at the Same Time? Subcultural Differences in Experiencing Mixed Emotions between Han Chinese and Mongolian Chinese

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    Deng, Xinmei; Ding, Xuechen; Cheng, Chen; Chou, Hiu Mei

    2016-01-01

    Sometimes people experience pleasant and unpleasant emotions at the same time in a single emotional event. Previous cross-cultural studies indicated that such mixed emotions are more prevalent in China and related to the attitudes toward happiness and individual’s regulatory motivation. However, China is a multi-ethnic country and not much is known about subcultural differences in mixed emotions. The aim of this study was to examine the role that implicit attitudes toward happiness and regulatory motivation played in regard of the subcultural differences in mixed emotions between Han (N = 61) and Mongolian Chinese (N = 46). Results indicated that, compared with Mongolian Chinese, Han Chinese showed stronger associations between implicit contra-hedonic attitudes toward happiness and mixed emotions during pleasant emotional events. Also, Han Chinese who reported contra-hedonic motivation during pleasant emotional events had higher levels of mixed emotions than those who had hedonic motivation. No significant differences were found in terms of mixed emotions between Mongolian Chinese who had contra-hedonic and hedonic motivation. These results suggest that the psychological mechanisms underlying differences in mixed emotions also require a more comprehensive understanding from a subcultural perspective. PMID:27833582

  1. The Association between NOS3 Gene Polymorphisms and Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy Susceptibility and Symptoms in Chinese Han Population

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    Yongqin Wu

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Endothelial NOS (NOS3 has a potential role in the prevention of neuronal injury in hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE. Thus, we aimed to explore the association between NOS3 gene polymorphisms and HIE susceptibility and symptoms in a Chinese Han population. Three single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs in the NOS3 gene, rs1800783, rs1800779, and rs2070744, were detected in 226 children with HIE and 212 healthy children in a Chinese Han population. Apgar scores and magnetic resonance image scans were used to estimate the symptoms and brain damage. The association analyses were conducted by using SNPStats and SPSS 18.0 software. The genotype and allele distributions of rs1800779 and rs1799983 displayed no significant differences between the patients and the controls, while the rs2070744 allele distribution was significantly different (corrected P=0.009. For clinical characteristics, the rs2070744 genotype distribution was significantly different in patients with different Apgar scores (≤5, TT/TC/CC = 6/7/5; 6~7, TT/TC/CC = 17/0/0; 8~9, TT/TC/CC = 6/2/0; 10, TT/TC/CC = 7/1/0; corrected P=0.006 in the 1001 to 1449 g birth weight subgroup. The haplotype test did not show any associations with the risk and clinical characteristics of HIE. The results suggest that NOS3 gene SNP rs2070744 was significantly associated with HIE susceptibility and symptom expression in Chinese Han population.

  2. Feeling Happy and Sad at the Same Time? Subcultural Differences in Experiencing Mixed Emotions between Han Chinese and Mongolian Chinese.

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    Deng, Xinmei; Ding, Xuechen; Cheng, Chen; Chou, Hiu Mei

    2016-01-01

    Sometimes people experience pleasant and unpleasant emotions at the same time in a single emotional event. Previous cross-cultural studies indicated that such mixed emotions are more prevalent in China and related to the attitudes toward happiness and individual's regulatory motivation. However, China is a multi-ethnic country and not much is known about subcultural differences in mixed emotions. The aim of this study was to examine the role that implicit attitudes toward happiness and regulatory motivation played in regard of the subcultural differences in mixed emotions between Han ( N = 61) and Mongolian Chinese ( N = 46). Results indicated that, compared with Mongolian Chinese, Han Chinese showed stronger associations between implicit contra-hedonic attitudes toward happiness and mixed emotions during pleasant emotional events. Also, Han Chinese who reported contra-hedonic motivation during pleasant emotional events had higher levels of mixed emotions than those who had hedonic motivation. No significant differences were found in terms of mixed emotions between Mongolian Chinese who had contra-hedonic and hedonic motivation. These results suggest that the psychological mechanisms underlying differences in mixed emotions also require a more comprehensive understanding from a subcultural perspective.

  3. Acquired melanocytic naevus phenotypes and MC1R genotypes in Han Chinese: a cross-sectional study

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    Xiaohong Li

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available Background Early detection and treatment are the most important elements in reducing the incidence of melanoma deaths. Acquired melanocytic naevi (AMN are well-known precursors of melanoma but most of our knowledge on the clinico-dermoscopic phenotypes of AMN is based on studies in European-background populations, particularly American and Australian populations. There has been little research in Chinese Han populations on clinico-dermoscopic variability of naevi or how naevi are affected by melanoma-linked variants of the melanocortin 1 receptor (MC1R gene. Methods Clinical and dermoscopic features of 448 AMN in 115 patients from the Han ethnic group in mainland China were described. Germline polymorphisms in MC1R were determined for 98 of these patients. Results AMN were predominantly found on the head and neck. Dermoscopic patterns observed were nonspecific, reticular, globular, and parallel furrow, with most AMN having a nonspecific pattern. There were no associations between MC1R polymorphisms and clinical or dermoscopic features of AMN. Discussion Our results provide evidence that AMN in the Han population in China have similar dermoscopic patterns to those in European populations, but are present in much lower numbers. As there were no associations between clinical or dermoscopic features of AMN and MC1R polymorphisms, further studies should focus on candidate gene associations with AMN features and the risk of melanoma, with larger sample sizes and comparisons to AMN in other populations.

  4. The Han River watershed management initiative for the South-to-North Water Transfer project (Middle Route) of China.

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    Zhang, Quanfa; Xu, Zhifang; Shen, Zehao; Li, Siyue; Wang, Shusen

    2009-01-01

    The South-to-North Water Transfer (SNWT) Project of China is the largest of its kind ever implemented. Of its three routes (i.e., East, Middle and West), the middle one will transfer 14 billion m(3) of water annually from the Han River, a tributary of the Yangtze and the water supplying area, to Beijing by 2030. Thus water quality in the 95,000 km(2) upper Han River basin is of great concern. A watershed management initiative has been implemented in the basin, and the ultimate objectives are to quantify basin's ecosystem functioning and to develop an integrated management system with respect to water resources conservation. Specifically, the program includes five activities: characterization of riparian ecosystems, detection of land use and land cover change, quantification of nutrient cycling of representative ecosystems, determination of spatial and temporal variations of water quality, and finally development of a watershed management system for water conservation. This article provides the justifications of the watershed management initiative and the initial results are comprehended with respect to the water conservation in the Han River basin.

  5. Common genetic variations in Patched1 (PTCH1) gene and risk of hirschsprung disease in the Han Chinese population.

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    Wang, Yang; Wang, Jun; Pan, Weihua; Zhou, Ying; Xiao, Yongtao; Zhou, Kejun; Wen, Jie; Yu, Tingxi; Cai, Wei

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    Hirschsprung disease (HSCR) is the most frequent genetic cause of congenital intestinal obstruction with an incidence of 1:5000 live births. In a pathway-based epistasis analysis of data generated by genome-wide association study on HSCR, specific genotype of Patched 1 (PTCH1) has been linked to an increased risk for HSCR. The aim of the present study is to examine the contribution of genetic variants in PTCH1 to the susceptibility to HSCR in Han Chinese. Accordingly, we assessed 8 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) within PTCH1 gene in 104 subjects with sporadic HSCR and 151 normal controls of Han Chinese origin by the Sequenom MassArray technology (iPLEX GOLD). Two of the eight genetic markers were found to be significantly associated with Hirschsprung disease (rs357565, allele P = 0.005; rs2236405, allele P = 0.002, genotype P = 0.003). Both the C allele of rs357565 and the A allele of rs2236405 served as risk factors for HSCR. During haplotype analysis, one seven-SNP-based haplotype was the most significant, giving a global P = 0.0036. Our results firstly suggest common variations of PTCH1 may be involved in the altered risk for HSCR in the Han Chinese population, providing potential molecular markers for early diagnosis of Hirschsprung disease.

  6. The physician Hans Reiter as prisoner of war in Nuremberg: a contextual review of his interrogations (1945-1947).

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    Wallace, Daniel J; Weisman, Michael H

    2003-02-01

    Crimes against humanity by Nazi Germany led to the codification of procedures for trying medical professionals. The principles detailed in the Nuremberg Code formulated by the Allies represented their effort to prevent future excesses and embody today's Institutional Review Boards. Reactive arthritis is often termed Reiter's syndrome, after Hans Reiter, who was incarcerated at Nuremberg. The authors reviewed Dr Hans Reiter's Nuremberg file at the National Archives in Washington, DC, and present chronologic excerpts of his interrogations between 1945 and 1947, with interpretative commentary. Reiter was involved with or knowledgeable of involuntary sterilization and euthanasia undertaken by the Nazi regime. He also played an active role in the design of a study that inoculated concentration camp internees at Buchenwald with an experimental typhus vaccine, which resulted in hundreds of deaths. A brilliant investigator and erudite intellectual, the career of Hans Reiter shows the importance and the relevance of scientific inquiry to adhere to principles enumerated in the Nuremberg Code. Because he was not the first to describe reactive arthritis, and in view of the above, Reiter's syndrome should only be used to cite an older reference that uses the term or in a historical context. Copyright 2003, Elsevier Science (USA). All rights reserved.

  7. Common genetic variations in Patched1 (PTCH1 gene and risk of hirschsprung disease in the Han Chinese population.

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    Full Text Available Hirschsprung disease (HSCR is the most frequent genetic cause of congenital intestinal obstruction with an incidence of 1:5000 live births. In a pathway-based epistasis analysis of data generated by genome-wide association study on HSCR, specific genotype of Patched 1 (PTCH1 has been linked to an increased risk for HSCR. The aim of the present study is to examine the contribution of genetic variants in PTCH1 to the susceptibility to HSCR in Han Chinese. Accordingly, we assessed 8 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs within PTCH1 gene in 104 subjects with sporadic HSCR and 151 normal controls of Han Chinese origin by the Sequenom MassArray technology (iPLEX GOLD. Two of the eight genetic markers were found to be significantly associated with Hirschsprung disease (rs357565, allele P = 0.005; rs2236405, allele P = 0.002, genotype P = 0.003. Both the C allele of rs357565 and the A allele of rs2236405 served as risk factors for HSCR. During haplotype analysis, one seven-SNP-based haplotype was the most significant, giving a global P = 0.0036. Our results firstly suggest common variations of PTCH1 may be involved in the altered risk for HSCR in the Han Chinese population, providing potential molecular markers for early diagnosis of Hirschsprung disease.

  8. Association of ATP binding cassette transporter G8 rs4148217 SNP and serum lipid levels in Mulao and Han nationalities

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    Li Qing

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The association of ATP binding cassette transporter G8 gene (ABCG8 rs4148217 single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP and serum lipid profiles is still controversial in diverse racial/ethnic groups. Mulao nationality is an isolated minority in China. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association of ABCG8 rs4148217 SNP and several environmental factors with serum lipid levels in the Guangxi Mulao and Han populations. Methods A total of 634 subjects of Mulao nationality and 717 participants of Han nationality were randomly selected from our previous samples. Genotyping of the ABCG8 rs4148217 SNP was performed by polymerase chain reaction and restriction fragment length polymorphism combined with gel electrophoresis, and then confirmed by direct sequencing. Results The genotypic and allelic frequencies of ABCG8 rs4148217 SNP were different between the two nationalities (P P P P P P P  Conclusions The ABCG8 rs4148217 SNP is associated with serum TG, HDL-C and ApoA1 levels in our study populations, but this association is different between the Mulao and Han populations. There is a sex (female-specific association in both ethnic groups.

  9. Analysis of the CYP2C19 Genetic Polymorphism in Han and Uyghur Patients with Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Diseases in the Kashi Area of Xinjiang

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    Li, Yadong; Yang, Heyin; Zou, Xiaoguang; Xiong, Lijun; Li, Zhen; Luo, Jianzhang; Zhao, Bo; Liu, Wen; Du, Xili

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    Background The aim of this study was to analyze the CYP2C19 genetic polymorphism among Han and Uyghur patients with cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases in the Kashi area of Xinjiang. Material/Methods We enrolled 1020 patients with cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, including 220 Han subjects and 800 Uyghur subjects. We used the gene chip method to detect polymorphisms in CYP2C19. The allele frequencies of CYP2C19 and the metabolic phenotype frequencies were then compared between the 2 ethnic groups. Results The frequency of CYP2C19 *1 was 0.6454 in Han subjects and 0.7869 in Uyghur subjects, and the difference was statistically significant (P<0.05). The frequency of CYP2C19 *2 was 0.3273 in Han subjects and 0.1837 in Uyghur subjects (P<0.05). The frequency of the homozygous extensive metabolizer phenotype was 42.72% and 62.13% in Han and Uyghur subjects, respectively (P<0.01). The frequency of the heterozygous extensive metabolizer phenotype was 43.64% and 33.13% in Han and Uyghur subjects, respectively (P<0.01). The frequency of poor metabolizers in Han and Uyghur subjects was 13.64% and 4.76%, respectively (P<0.01). Conclusions Among patients with cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases located in the Kashgar Prefecture of Xinjiang, there is a differential distribution of CYP2C19 genotypes between the Han and Uyghur populations. Uyghur patients showed higher frequencies of extensive metabolizer genotypes than Han patients, while Han patients showed higher frequencies of poor metabolizer genotypes than Uyghur patients. PMID:25381554

  10. Correlation of rs6756667 and rs7583392 polymorphism of EPAS1 with high altitude polycythemia in male Han population

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    Yu CHEN

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Objective  To investigate the correlation between rs6756667 and rs7583392 polymorphism of endothelial Per-Arnt-Sim domain protein 1(EPAS1 and high altitude polycythemia(HAPC in male Han population. Methods  A total of 318 individuals with HAPC and 316 male individuals without HAPC (controls of Han population were enrolled in this study, and genotypes of rs6756667 and rs7583392 were identified by polymerase chain reaction-high resolution melting analysis method. Polymorphism data of this study were compared with that collected from Han males in Beijing in the International HapMap Project database and Tibetan population from previous literature. Results  Genotypes of AA, AG and GG were found in rs6756667 and rs7583392 polymorphism. The frequencies of the three genotypes of rs6756667 in HAPC group and control group were 1.9%, 16.0%, 82.1% and 3.2%, 22.8%, 74.0%, respectively. The distribution of genotypes showed significant difference between HAPC group and control group (P=0.049, with frequency of GG genotype in HAPC group was markedly higher than that of control group (P=0.025. The frequencies of A allele and G allele were significantly different between HAPC group and control group (P=0.011, OR=0.645,95%CI=0.459~0.908. The frequencies of the three genotypes of rs7583392 in HAPC group and control group were 77.7%, 18.6%, 3.7% and 69.0%, 24.0%, 7.0%, respectively, while the frequency distribution of rs7583392 did not match the Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium test. Compared with Han Chinese in Beijing, there was no significant difference in frequency distribution of genotypes or alleles of rs6756667 polymorphism in this study, while statistically significant significance was found as compared with Tibetan population as found from previous literature(χ2=76.133, P<0.0001. Conclusion  Polymorphism of rs6756667 in EPAS1 is associated with the occurrence of HAPC in male Han population, the A allele may be a protective factor against HAPC, while the

  11. [Current situation of sleeping duration in Chinese Han students in 2010].

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    Song, Yi; Zhang, Bing; Hu, Peijin; Ma, Jun

    2014-07-01

    To analyze the characteristics of sleep duration in Chinese primary and middle school students. The data was collected from 30 provinces (Autonomous regions, Municipalities) in 165 363 Han Primary school students above 4 grade, the junior and senior high school students who participated in 2010 National Physical Fitness and Health Surveillance by using stratified random cluster sampling method, and the questionnaire of sleep duration, insufficient sleep and commuting way from school was conducted at the same time.χ² test and χ² linear-by-linear test were used to analyze the difference between the different groups, and logistic regression was used to analyze the factors of insufficient sleep. Nationwide in 2010, 39.09% (64 646/165 363) of students reported they had more than 8 hours sleep duration per day, the prevalence was lower among urban (37.06% (30 767/83 027)) than rural (41.15% (33 879/82 336)) students (χ² = 290.53, P day in 9-12 years group, 13-15 years group and 16-18 years group was 70.24% (43 934/62 549), 31.31% (16 166/51 652) and 8.89% (546/51 162), respectively, and decreased with the age increasing (χ² linear-by-linear = 50 617.75, P students, the prevalence was higher among urban (94.94% (78 829/83 027)) than rural students (92.32% (76 009/82 336)) (χ² = 479.14, P < 0.01), and lower among boys (92.65% (76 408/82 466) than girls 94.61% (78 430/82 897) (χ² = 265.79, P < 0.01). The prevalence of insufficient sleep in 9-12 years group, 13-15 years group and 16-18 years group was 96.42% (60 310/62 549), 92.76% (47 912/51 562) and 91.11% (46 616/51 162), respectively. A multivariate logistic regression analysis (OR (95% CI)) revealed that the insufficient sleep was significantly associated with being urban (1.58 (1.51-1.65)), being girls (1.39 (1.34-1.45)), being 9-12 years group (2.77 (2.62-2.93)), living in the middle (1.19 (1.13-1.25)) or western (1.08 (1.03-1.13)) of China, and commuting from school by bicycle (1.21 (1.14-1.28)), bus

  12. [Comparisons of prevalence and clinical and environmental characteristics between Tibetan and Han Women with polycystic ovarian syndrome in Tibetan Plateau].

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    Zhai, K L; Zhuo, G; Chi, H B; Lan, Z

    2017-10-10

    Objective: By the preliminary comparison study on the constituent ratio and clinical characteristics of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in Tibetan and Han women in Tibetan Plateau, we aimed to find the relevance of its pathogenic factors, and to guide the treatment of PCOS in the plateau region and improve the prognosis. Methods: The general situation and clinical data of 165 patients who were diagnosed with PCOS from December 1, 2015 to November 30, 2016 in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the People's Hospital of Tibet Autonomous Region were analyzed retrospectively. The prevalence of PCOS among Tibetan and Han women in Tibetan Plateau were compared. Results: (1) A total of 1 520 patients were treated in the Tibet Autonomous Region People's Hospital gynecological endocrinology clinics in one year (Tibetan 865 cases, Han 617 cases, other ethnic groups 38 cases), of which patients with PCOS accounted for 10.9% (165/1520). (2) The incidence of Tibetan PCOS patients with oligomenorrhea, infertility, amenorrhea, acne, hairy, LH/FSH inverted, overweight (BMI≥24), and waist circumference >80 cm were 21.2% (35/165), 20.6% (34/165), 16.4% (27/165), 28.5% (47/165), 17% (28/165), 38.2% (63/165), 23.6% (39/165), and 36.4% (60/165), respectively. The incidence of Han PCOS patients with oligomenorrhea, infertility, amenorrhea, acne, hairy, LH/FSH inverted, overweight (BMI≥24), and waist circumference >80 cm were 7.9% (13/165), 10.3% (17/165), 9.1% (15/165), 15.2% (25/165), 9.7% (16/165), 14.5% (24/165), 10.9% (18/165) and 19.4% (32/165), respectively. The proportion of high testosterone in Tibetan PCOS patients was higher than that in Han PCOS patients with statistically significant. (3) The chief complaint of Tibetan PCOS patients were oligomenorrhea and infertility, and the chief complaint of Han PCOS patients were infertility and amenorrhea. (4) The constituent ratio of outpatient clinics in Nyingchi who were with PCOS at an average elevation of about 3

  13. Incidence of and social-demographic and obstetric factors associated with postpartum depression: differences among ethnic Han and Kazak women of Northwestern China

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    Ling Chen

    2018-01-01

    Full Text Available Background Studies on postpartum depression (PPD in China have focused primarily on women of Han ethnicity, whereas work on other ethnic groups has proven limited. This study explored the ethnic differences of associated social-demographic and obstetric factors for PPD between Han-majority and Kazak-minority women in northwestern China. Methods Han and Kazak women who received routine examinations at four hospitals in a multi-ethnic area of China six weeks after childbirth between March 2016 and December 2016 were included in the study. Data on the women’s socio-demographic characteristics, obstetric factors, and possible depression at six weeks after childbirth were collected. We examined the associated factors of PPD using multivariable logistic regression analyses by ethnic group. Results The overall incidence of PPD was 14.6% (184/1,263 at six weeks after childbirth. PPD was detected more frequently among Kazak (16.1% than Han women (13.1%. Kazak women exhibited a higher risk of PPD (adjusted OR = 1.561, 95% CI [1.108–2.198], P = 0.011. Urinary incontinence (UI represented a significant risk factor of PPD for Kazak compared with Han women (OR = 1.720, 95% CI [1.056–2.804], P = 0.003. In contrast, the presence of the mother-in-law as a caregiver after childbirth demonstrated a positive association with PPD among Han (OR = 2.600, 95% CI [1.499–4.512], P = 0.001, but not with Kazak women. Conclusions Kazak women were more likely to develop PPD than Han women, even after controlling for confounders. Moreover, distinct risk factors for PPD existed for Han and Kazak women. Future research that explores the relationships between Han women and their mothers-in-law as well as Kazak women’s attitudes toward UI could help us further understand PPD in these populations.

  14. Han er ikke her, han er opstanden

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    Andersen, Kirsten Margrethe

    2000-01-01

    Opstandelse fremstillet på film i biografens mørke og ikke i forkyndt i gudstjenestens ritualiserede rum. Forholdet mellem tekst, sprog og billeder i C. Th. Dreyer: Ordet, Scorsese: The Last Temptation; Milos Forman: Gøgereden og Amadeus; Kieslowski: Blå...

  15. KLENK 2005 / Hans Ruus ; fotod: Hans Ruus

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    Ruus, Hans

    2006-01-01

    Kesk-Lääne Eesti Noorte Koondise traditsioonilised kultuuripäevad toimusid 24. - 26. novembrini 2005 Indianapolises. Ettekannetega esinesid: Enn Kiilaspea ja Alfred Strickholm, rahvamuusikat esitas ansambel "Siilikesed" Andres Peekna juhtimisel. 26. novembril peeti üldkoosolek, ettekannetega esinesid Taavo Virkhaus, Tiina Jaagosild ja Ylo Anson. Ülevaade toimunust

  16. Dansgaard-Oeschger events and their reflection in speleothems (Hans Oeschger Medal Lecture)

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    Bar-Matthews, Miryam

    2013-04-01

    Speleothems in karstic cave environments form by passage of meteoric water through the overlying soils, where the water dissolves CO2 to form carbonic acid, which in turn dissolves the host-rock carbonate. Degassing of the carbonate supersaturated meteoric water leads to the formation of calcite speleothems, which therefore can be considered as the end product in the much larger sea-atmosphere-land cycle. Their stable isotopic and geochemical composition reflect the environmental conditions above the cave, which in turn depend on larger scale parameters such as isotopic composition of the rainfall source, atmospheric storm patterns, ocean-land heat transfer. In this talk I specifically address the potential of using speleothems to look at short term climatic events: the Dansgaard-Oeschger (D-O) events; rapid climate changes first observed in Greenland ice cores by Hans Oeschger with Willi Dansgaard and suggested to occur during the last glacial period. Many researches now show that D-O events are globally synchronous and can be identified in the marine and terrestrial climate records. Given, the ability to accurately date speleothems and to perform high-resolution studies of stable isotopes, trace elements and various other proxies (e.g., fluid inclusions, 'clumped isotopes' thermometry), it has become clear that speleothems enable us to better date the exact timing of D-O events and to understand the climatic response on land in different parts of the world to their occurrence, i.e., to address specific questions on the marine-atmosphere interaction, sea surface temperature, rainfall generation and their influence on human habitation and dispersal. Since the stable isotopic signal in speleothems primarily is a function of temperature and isotopic composition of rainfall, short time climatic events can be registered in fast growing speleothems. Indeed recent studies clearly demonstrate that D-O events are registered in speleothems, for example, vegetation changes

  17. Polymorphisms in NRGN are associated with schizophrenia, major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder in the Han Chinese population.

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    Wen, Zujia; Chen, Jianhua; Khan, Raja Amjad Waheed; Wang, Meng; Song, Zhijian; Li, Zhiqiang; Shen, Jiawei; Li, Wenjin; Shi, Yongyong

    2016-04-01

    The NRGN gene locates on 11q24 and encodes a postsynaptic protein kinase substrate that binds calmodulin in the absence of calcium. In a previous genome-wide association study of schizophrenia in the Caucasian population, rs12807809 of NRGN was found to be significantly associated with schizophrenia, moreover, it was further found to be associated with bipolar disorder. We recruited 1248 schizophrenia cases, 1344 bipolar disorder cases, 1056 major depressive disorder cases, and 1248 healthy controls from Han Chinese population. Rs12807809 and another two tag SNPs of NRGN were genotyped and analyzed in three diseases respectively. A meta-analysis of rs12807809 was also conducted to verify its association with schizophrenia in Han Chinese population. Rs7113041 was associated with bipolar disorder (odds ratio, 95% confidence interval (OR, 95% CI)=1.194, 1.032-1.383; Pgenotype=0.0126), and rs12278912 was associated with major depressive disorder (OR, 95% CI=0.789, 0.673-0.924; Pallele=0.0102, Pgenotype=0.0399) after Bonferroni correction. The "GA" haplotype of rs7113041-rs12278912 was significantly associated with schizophrenia, major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder (corresponding P values were 2.85E-04, 3.00E-03, and 5.40E-04 after Bonferroni correction). Despite the association between NRGN and psychoses we have found, we failed to validate the positive variant rs12807809, which was reported in the Caucasian genome-wide association study both in our single site association test and the meta-analysis. Functional studies are needed to illuminate the role of NRGN in the pathogenesis of these mental disorders. Our findings prove that NRGN is a shared susceptibility gene of schizophrenia, major depression and bipolar disorder in Han Chinese, and this might provide a new target for the diagnosis and treatment of these mental disorders. Copyright © 2016. Published by Elsevier B.V.

  18. No association of PTPN22 polymorphisms with susceptibility to ocular Behcet's disease in two Chinese Han populations.

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Behcet's disease is known as a recurrent, multisystem inflammation and immune-related disease. Protein tyrosine phosphatase non-receptor 22 (PTPN22 is a key negative regulator of T lymphocytes and polymorphisms of the PTPN22 gene have been shown to be associated with various immune-related diseases. The present study was performed to assess the association between PTPN22 polymorphisms and Behcet's disease in two Chinese Han populations. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: A total of 516 patients with ocular Behcet's disease and 690 healthy controls from two Chinese Han populations were genotyped by the polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP method for three single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs. Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium was tested using the χ(2 test. Genotype frequencies were estimated through direct counting. Allele and genotype frequencies were compared between patients and controls using logistic regression analysis. The results revealed that there was no association between the tested three PTPN22 SNPs (rs2488457, rs1310182 and rs3789604 and ocular Behcet's disease (p>0.05. Categorization analysis according to the clinical features did not show any association of these three polymorphisms with these parameters (p>0.05. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: The investigated PTPN22 gene polymorphisms (rs2488457, rs1310182 and rs3789604 were not associated with ocular Behcet's disease in two Chinese Han populations, and showed that it may be different from other classical autoimmune diseases. More studies are needed to confirm these findings for Behcet's disease in other ethnic backgrounds.

  19. Identification of novel susceptibility Loci for kawasaki disease in a Han chinese population by a genome-wide association study.

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    Full Text Available Kawasaki disease (KD is an acute systemic vasculitis syndrome that primarily affects infants and young children. Its etiology is unknown; however, epidemiological findings suggest that genetic predisposition underlies disease susceptibility. Taiwan has the third-highest incidence of KD in the world, after Japan and Korea. To investigate novel mechanisms that might predispose individuals to KD, we conducted a genome-wide association study (GWAS in 250 KD patients and 446 controls in a Han Chinese population residing in Taiwan, and further validated our findings in an independent Han Chinese cohort of 208 cases and 366 controls. The most strongly associated single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs detected in the joint analysis corresponded to three novel loci. Among these KD-associated SNPs three were close to the COPB2 (coatomer protein complex beta-2 subunit gene: rs1873668 (p = 9.52×10⁻⁵, rs4243399 (p = 9.93×10⁻⁵, and rs16849083 (p = 9.93×10⁻⁵. We also identified a SNP in the intronic region of the ERAP1 (endoplasmic reticulum amino peptidase 1 gene (rs149481, p(best = 4.61×10⁻⁵. Six SNPs (rs17113284, rs8005468, rs10129255, rs2007467, rs10150241, and rs12590667 clustered in an area containing immunoglobulin heavy chain variable regions genes, with p(best-values between 2.08×10⁻⁵ and 8.93×10⁻⁶, were also identified. This is the first KD GWAS performed in a Han Chinese population. The novel KD candidates we identified have been implicated in T cell receptor signaling, regulation of proinflammatory cytokines, as well as antibody-mediated immune responses. These findings may lead to a better understanding of the underlying molecular pathogenesis of KD.

  20. De la historia a la antropología. El camino fenomenológico de Hans Blumenberg.

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    García-Durán Jiménez de Laiglesia, Pedro

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    El tema fundamental de esta tesis doctoral es la obra del filósofo alemán Hans Blumenberg (1920- 1996). Su intención principal no es otra que la de tratar de arrojar alguna luz sobre un pensamiento filosófico cuya creciente influencia contrasta con la escasez de interpretaciones de que se le conocen dada nuestra cercanía en el tiempo con ella. En este punto cero de una recepción que muestra pocos síntomas de decadencia, se hacen necesarias interpretaciones que traten de contextualizar al auto...

  1. On the issue of inter-correlation in proprioceptive ability across body areas: a comment on Han, et al. (2013).

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    Tremblay, Franşois

    2013-10-01

    In this comment, a critical point of view is presented regarding a recent report by Han, et al. (2013), where the authors asked whether proprioceptive acuity in a given joint is correlated with that in another joint. The criticism is first directed at the rationale of the study to address the problem of establishing parallels between physiological processes involved in muscle force production and pain and those involved in proprioception. Then, some issues are indicated with regard to the methodology used in the report to assess proprioceptive acuity at different joints.

  2. Thémis desnudada: a questão da justiça em Hans Kelsen

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    Eduardo de Oliveira Valory

    2013-01-01

    Embora Hans Kelsen tenha desenvolvido suas ideias sobre a justiça em diversos artigos e capítulos de livros, o jusfilósofo nunca edificou uma obra mais profunda, monográfica ou sistemática sobre a questão do justo. Suas considerações, o mais das vezes proferidas incidentalmente quando da análise e crítica das teorias do direito natural, se encontram, a bem dizer, dispersas por diversas produções. A leitura integral e conjunta de seus estudos, entretanto, permite a identificação da mesma e coe...

  3. [The archaic pronunciation of materia medica from Central Plains in the Han dynasty retained in Chinese medicinal business in Taiwan].

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    Zhang, Xian-Zhe; Cai, Gui-Hua

    2004-10-01

    Chinese traditional medicine took its root in Taiwan together with the culture of Central Plains since our ancestors traveled to Taiwan during the turn of the Ming-Qing dynasties. For 400 years, the profession of Chinese medicine continues to develop through the transmission from fathers to sons, from tutors to disciples. During our contacts with Chinese medicinal businessmen, we found that this routinely closed and time-honored profession retained the archaic pronunciation of materia medica from Central Plains in the Han dynasty. This is a living database for studying ancient Chinese language.

  4. Hans Stimmann et l'urbanisme berlinois (1970-2006): un tournant conservateur de la reconstruction critique?

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    Bocquet, Denis

    2010-01-01

    Article paru dans le numéro spécial de Città e Storia sur les bureaucraties techniques (2010-2), coordonné par Salvatore Adorno et Filippo de Pieri; International audience; Hans Stimmann, director of the town planning bureau within the Senat administration in Berlin, has been, between the 1970's and the 2000's, a pivotal figure in the evolution of architecture and planning in the city. This paper is an attempt to read this personal journey under the light of the evolution of the concept of cr...

  5. Propuestas pastorales a partir del análisis socio-cultural de Byung-Chul Han

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    Rojano Martínez, Jesús

    2016-01-01

    El artículo busca hacer una lectura de los “signos de los tiempos”, en el doble sentido de GS 4, 11 y 44, a partir del análisis de la sociedad occidental actual que está realizando en sus libros el filó- sofo coreano Byung-Chul Han, residente en Alemania y catedrático de Filosofía en Berlín. Partiendo de este análisis se presentan algunas propuestas pastorales.

  6. Relationship between obesity and sex, and prevalence of asthma-like disease and current wheeze in Han children in Nanjing, China

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    Yao, Jin; Zhou, Yao; Wang, Juan; Wu, Hongmei; Liu, Hongxia; Shi, Yu; Lei, Qihong; Xia, Wen; Ji, Chunzhen; Ye, Xinmin; Han, Qing; Liang, Hui; Liu, Feng; Zhao, Deyu

    2015-01-01

    .... Methods Han children aged 3–14 years were recruited. Height and weight were measured; individuals were classified into obesity, thinness and normal-weight groups on the basis of the calculated BMI...

  7. Videnskabsmanden og Gud

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    Pedersen, Jens Olaf Pepke

    2015-01-01

    Ballade. Det vakte stærk kritik, da den nye forskningsminister fortalte, at han tror på en skabende Gud. Gennem historien har mange naturvidenskabsfolk ellers ikke haft problemer med at forene tro og viden, tværtimod.......Ballade. Det vakte stærk kritik, da den nye forskningsminister fortalte, at han tror på en skabende Gud. Gennem historien har mange naturvidenskabsfolk ellers ikke haft problemer med at forene tro og viden, tværtimod....

  8. The CMYA5 gene confers risk for both schizophrenia and major depressive disorder in the Han Chinese population.

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    Wang, Qingzhong; He, Kuanjun; Li, Zhiqiang; Chen, Jianhua; Li, Wenjin; Wen, Zujia; Shen, Jiawei; Qiang, Yu; Ji, Jue; Wang, Yujiong; Shi, Yongyong

    2014-09-01

    A recent genome-wide association study (GWAS) of the European population implicated the CMYA5 gene in schizophrenia. Previous functional studies showed that the CMYA5 protein can interact with DTNBP1 and PKA, providing further support for a role of CMYA5 in the pathogenesis of schizophrenia. However, this association requires additional validation in independent populations. To validate the association between CMYA5 and schizophrenia and major depressive disorder, we genotyped 16 SNPs within the CMYA5 gene and performed case-control studies in 1330 schizophrenia patients, 1045 patients with major depressive disorder, and 1235 normal controls. All patients were of Han Chinese origin. rs6883197 and rs259127 were significantly associated with schizophrenia, and rs12514461, rs259127, and rs7343 were associated with major depressive disorder. Additionally, one risk haplotype of rs16877109-rs3828611 (G-G) was associated with both schizophrenia (P = 0.0000784, after correction) and major depressive disorder (P = 0.00230, after correction). Our findings support the idea that specific alleles and haplotype in the CMYA5 confer genetic risk for both schizophrenia and major depressive disorder in the Han Chinese population.

  9. The association between a novel polymorphism (rs1062577) in ESR1 and breast cancer susceptibility in the Han Chinese women.

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    Chen, Li; Kang, Hui; Jin, Guo-Jiang; Chen, Xin; Zhang, Qing-Yang; Lao, Wen-Ting; Li, Rui

    2016-07-01

    The aim of the present study was to analyze the genetic association between the three estrogen receptor 1 (ESR1) single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs; rs1062577, rs2881766, and rs9479118) and breast cancer risk in Han Chinese women. To investigate the possible association of genetic polymorphisms of any of the three ESR1 SNPs in breast cancer patients (n = 198) and healthy controls (n = 218) collected from the college hospital, peripheral blood mononuclear cells samples were analyzed by high-resolution melt-polymerase chain reaction. Odds ratios and 95% confidence intervals were used to evaluate the association between the ESR1 SNPs and breast cancer. Patients genotyped AA for ESR1 rs1062577 showed increased breast cancer risk (p = 0.005). In the menarche at ≤ 13-year-old group, there were significant differences in alleles A versus T at rs1062577 and alleles G versus T at rs2881766 between the breast cancer group and the control group. In the > 13-year-old group, the AA genotype at rs1062577, the GG genotype at rs2881766, and the CC genotype at rs9479118 increased breast cancer susceptibility. These results showed that the ESR1 rs1062577 polymorphism increased breast cancer risk in Han Chinese women, which might be used as a new SNP marker.

  10. Genetic polymorphisms of the TYMS gene are not associated with congenital cardiac septal defects in a Han Chinese population.

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Clinical research indicates that periconceptional administration of folic acid can reduce the occurrence of congenital cardiac septal defects (CCSDs. The vital roles of folate exhibits in three ways: the unique methyl donor for DNA expression regulation, the de novo biosynthesis of purine and pyrimidine for DNA construction, and the serum homocysteine removal. Thymidylate synthase (TYMS is the solo catalysis enzyme for the de novo synthesis of dTMP, which is the essential precursor of DNA biosynthesis and repair process. To examine the role of TYMS in Congenital Cardiac Septal Defects (CCSDs risk, we investigated whether genetic polymorphisms in the TYMS gene associated with the CCSDs in a Han Chinese population. METHOD: Polymorphisms in the noncoding region of TYMS were identified via direct sequencing in 32 unrelated individuals composed of half CCSDs and half control subjects. Nine SNPs and two insertion/deletion polymorphisms were genotyped from two independent case-control studies involving a total of 529 CCSDs patients and 876 healthy control participants. The associations were examined by both single polymorphism and haplotype tests using logistic regression. RESULT: We found that TYMS polymorphisms were not related to the altered CCSDs risk, and even to the changed risk of VSDs subgroup, when tested in both studied groups separately or in combination. In the haplotype analysis, there were no haplotypes significantly associated with risks for CCSDs either. CONCLUSION: Our results show no association between common genetic polymorphisms of the regulatory region of the TYMS gene and CCSDs in the Han Chinese population.

  11. Stature estimation based on the length of tibia and fibula measured by digital X-ray in Chinese Han teenagers.

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    Wang, Yu-Zhuo; Huang, Yun; Zhou, Xiao-Rong; Deng, Zhen-Hua

    2012-12-01

    To derive regression formulae for stature estimation using forensic radiography from the tibia and fibula of Chinese Han teenagers in Sichuan Province. To construct equations, measurements were conducted on the training sample (412 adults, 201 males and 211 females). The whole length of the fibula and four measurements of tibia were determined using CR radiography, rectified through theoretical magnification. The regression formulae were relatively constructed to the real stature measured in an erect position. Through using the testing sample (40 adults) for the regression formulae, the reliability of the regression formulae was assessed. The range of correlation coefficients of four measurements for tibia was 0.880-0.895 in the sex-unknown group, 0.869-0.893 in the male, and 0.845-0.855 in the female. The five measurements were found to be better correlated with stature in the male than in the female. The digital X-ray of the tibia and fibula for stature estimation is proved to be effective in forensic individual identification; therefore, these equations can be of great assistance to the stature estimation of the contemporary Chinese Han teenagers.

  12. Association of the leptin gene with knee osteoarthritis susceptibility in a Han Chinese population: a case-control study.

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    Qin, Jianghui; Shi, Dongquan; Dai, Jin; Zhu, Lunqing; Tsezou, Aspasia; Jiang, Qing

    2010-10-01

    Previous studies have suggested that leptin works as a key regulator in the pathogenesis of osteoarthritis (OA), and genetic factors modulate OA. This study assessed the contribution of leptin gene (LEP) polymorphism(s) to knee OA among Han Chinese. Three tag single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) covering all those LEP SNPs of which the minor allele frequencies were over 10% were selected. Study subjects (697 patients and 699 controls) were divided into four groups (underweight, normal weight, overweight and obese) by body mass index (BMI). Allele and genotype frequencies in the three tag SNPs were significantly different in the normal weight and overweight groups. In the normal weight, overweight and obese groups, BMI (P=4.3 × 10(-5), 0.012 and 0.009, respectively) and gender (P=3.5 × 10(-22), 5.1 × 10(-23) and 2.1 × 10(-8), respectively) were effective factors. Age was an independent effective factor in the overweight group (P=0.009). Haplotypes were associated with OA in the normal weight group (CAT, P=0.015) and the overweight group (AGC, P=0.015). Our results suggest an association between LEP and knee OA in the normal weight and overweight groups among Han Chinese.

  13. Association of polymorphisms in AGTR1 and AGTR2 genes with primary aldosteronism in the Chinese Han population.

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    Wu, Zhun; Huang, Chao; Zhou, Tingting; Lin, Jinglai; Zhang, Kaiyan; Li, Wei; Zheng, Jiaxin; Chen, Bin; Wang, Baojun; Zhang, Xu; Xing, Jinchun

    2015-12-01

    Polymorphisms in angiotensin II type-1/2 receptor genes (AGTR1/AGTR2) may be involved in the pathogenesis of primary aldosteronism. The present study aims to reveal some loci susceptible to the disease on the genes in a group of Chinese Han nationality. A case-control study was conducted in 202 patients and 188 controls. Ten tagging SNPs on AGTR1/AGTR2 were genotyped for all subjects via the method of multiplex PCR-ligase detection reaction. Statistical analysis was performed with chi-square test and logistic regression analysis. rs3772616 on the AGTR1 gene was a factor for susceptibility to primary aldosteronism (p<0.001), and the TT genotype significantly decreased the risk of primary aldosteronism compared with the CC homozygote (p=0.008, adjusted OR=0.13; 95%CI: 0.03-0.59). The rs3772616 polymorphism was associated with primary aldosteronism under the additive and dominant models. The female carriers of the G allele in rs5193 showed a significant difference compared with the T allele. The AGTR1 rs3772616 polymorphism can be considered as a hereditary marker for primary aldosteronism, and in the Chinese Han population the rs5193 G allele seems to predispose to it only in women. © The Author(s) 2014.

  14. Influence of culture on tripartite self-concept development in adolescence: a comparison between Han and Uyghur cultures.

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    Abdukeram, Ziwida; Mamat, Marhaba; Luo, Wei; Wu, Yanhong

    2015-02-01

    This study investigated the development of cultural variability in interdependent self-construal by comparing the differences in the tripartite self-concept of adolescent samples from the Han and Uyghur cultures. Participants (460 males, 522 females; M age = 16.3 yr., SD = 4.8) in the sub-phases of pre-, early-, mid-, late- and post-adolescence were asked to completed the revised Twenty Statements Test, and the items generated by the participants were coded into private, relational, and collective self-statements. The private self-statements were further differentiated by personal and social orientation, and the relational self-statements were further coded into family and friend focus. The relational aspect of an individual's self, or personal relationship, became increasingly important with age in the Han cultural groups, whereas the collective aspect of an individual's self, or social identity, became increasingly important with age in the Uyghur cultural groups. These findings seem to show the development of differences between relational and collective interdependent self-construals. Furthermore, these findings emphasize the need for further research into the development of within-cultural differences in self-construal.

  15. Association study between vitamin D receptor gene polymorphisms and asthma in the chinese han population: a case-control study

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    Gong Yaoqin

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Modulation of the immune system is one of the principal roles of Vitamin D, for which the effects are exerted via the vitamin D receptor (VDR. Importantly, variants in the VDR gene have been susceptible in the past to raise the risk of asthma in several populations. These effects of VDR allelic markers remain speculative in the Chinese Han population. Results A case-control study of 1090 individuals including 567 asthmatic patients was realized on five SNPs within the VDR gene. Only rs7975232 (ApaI marker showed a significant association with asthma (P = 0.009. Haplotype analysis of the five VDR polymorphisms showed a significant association with asthma (global-p value = 0.012. Conclusion Although the susceptibility of VDR gene variants with asthma could not be confirmed for all SNPs tested in this study, the significant association obtained for rs7975232 provides evidence for a previously unknown report about the Chinese Han population and may raise the susceptibility of VDR to be a candidate gene for asthma.

  16. Association of P2X7 receptor gene polymorphisms with sporadic Parkinson's disease in a Han Chinese population.

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    Liu, Hongxin; Han, Xun; Li, Yongsheng; Zou, Haiqiang; Xie, Anmu

    2013-06-24

    Previous studies have indicated that genetic polymorphisms in the P2X7 receptors may influence the occurrence and development of sporadic Parkinson's diseases (PD). In our study, two DNA polymorphisms at P2X7 receptor gene: 1513A>C (rs3751143) and 1729T>A (rs1653624) were examined by PCR-RFLP analysis in 285 sporadic patients and 285 healthy controls in Han Chinese population. For 1513A>C polymorphism, there were significant differences in genotype distribution in PD group and late-onset PD (LOPD) group relative to the control groups respectively (P=0.015 and P=0.032, respectively), as well as between male PD and the controls subgroup (P=0.031). However, there were no significant differences in the genotype and allele frequencies of 1729T>A polymorphism between groups. Our study revealed that the P2X7 receptors 1513A>C polymorphism is a risk factor for sporadic PD, LOPD and male PD in Han Chinese population, while 1729T>A polymorphism is not significantly associated with Parkinson's disease. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  17. Association of Canonical Wnt/β-Catenin Pathway and Type 2 Diabetes: Genetic Epidemiological Study in Han Chinese

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    Jinjin Wang

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    Full Text Available We aimed to investigate the associations of polymorphisms in Canonical Wnt/β-catenin pathway (WNT signaling genes (including low-density lipoprotein-related protein 5 [LRP5] and transcription factor 7-like 2 [TCF7L2] gene and the downstream gene glucagon (GCG and risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM in a Han Chinese population. We genotyped the single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs for LRP5, TCF7L2 and GCG gene were genotyped in 1842 patients with T2DM and 7777 normal glucose-tolerant healthy subjects. We used multifactor dimensionality reduction (MDR and multiplicative logistic regression adjusting for sex, age, anthropometric measurements and lipid levels to investigate the gene-gene interactions for the risk of T2DM. Among the five SNPs in LRP5, the recessive model of rs7102273 and the haplotype GCTCC were associated with T2DM risk; the haplotype GCTTC was associated with decreased risk. For TCF7L2, the rs11196218 genotype GA and the haplotype CCG, TTG, TTA were associated with T2DM risk; whereas, the haplotype CTG and TCG were associated with decreased risk. Both MDR and multiplicative logistic regression revealed potential gene–gene interactions among LRP5, TCF7L2, and GCG associated with T2DM. The WNT signaling pathway may play a significant role in risk of T2DM in Han Chinese people.

  18. Verification of pharmacogenetics-based warfarin dosing algorithms in Han-Chinese patients undertaking mechanic heart valve replacement.

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    Zhao, Li; Chen, Chunxia; Li, Bei; Dong, Li; Guo, Yingqiang; Xiao, Xijun; Zhang, Eryong; Qin, Li

    2014-01-01

    To study the performance of pharmacogenetics-based warfarin dosing algorithms in the initial and the stable warfarin treatment phases in a cohort of Han-Chinese patients undertaking mechanic heart valve replacement. We searched PubMed, Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure and Wanfang databases for selecting pharmacogenetics-based warfarin dosing models. Patients with mechanic heart valve replacement were consecutively recruited between March 2012 and July 2012. The predicted warfarin dose of each patient was calculated and compared with the observed initial and stable warfarin doses. The percentage of patients whose predicted dose fell within 20% of their actual therapeutic dose (percentage within 20%), and the mean absolute error (MAE) were utilized to evaluate the predictive accuracy of all the selected algorithms. A total of 8 algorithms including Du, Huang, Miao, Wei, Zhang, Lou, Gage, and International Warfarin Pharmacogenetics Consortium (IWPC) model, were tested in 181 patients. The MAE of the Gage, IWPC and 6 Han-Chinese pharmacogenetics-based warfarin dosing algorithms was less than 0.6 mg/day in accuracy and the percentage within 20% exceeded 45% in all of the selected models in both the initial and the stable treatment stages. When patients were stratified according to the warfarin dose range, all of the equations demonstrated better performance in the ideal-dose range (1.88-4.38 mg/day) than the low-dose range (mechanic heart valve replacement.

  19. Association of genetic polymorphisms with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in the Chinese Han population: a case–control study

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    Guo Yi

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD is influenced by both environmental and genetic factors. Few gene studies of the Chinese population have focused on COPD. We investigated candidate genes associated with susceptibility to COPD in the Chinese Han population. Methods A total of 331 COPD patients and 213 control subjects were recruited for this study. Nighty-seven single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs of 46 genes were selected for genotyping. Genotypes were determined using multiplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR. Results Significant differences between patients and healthy controls were observed in the allele frequencies of seven SNPs: rs1205 C, rs2353397 C, rs20541 T, rs2070600 G, rs10947233 G, rs1800629 G, and rs2241712 A. After Bonferroni correction, rs2353397 C was most strongly associated with susceptibility to COPD. Haplotype analysis showed that the frequencies of the GC, GT haplotypes of rs2241718 (TGF-β1 gene, and rs6957 (CDC97 gene were significantly higher in the control group than in the COPD case group (p=1.88×10-9; the frequencies of the TT haplotype of rs1205 and rs2808630 (CRP gene were significantly higher in the control group (p=0.0377. Conclusion Our study suggests some genetic variants associated with the susceptibility of COPD in the Chinese Han population.

  20. [Current status of valvular heart diseases in Xinjiang: an epidemiological study on Han, Uygur and Kazkh ethnic populations].

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    An, Yong; Ma, Xiang; Huang, Ying; Ma, Yi-tong; Yang, Yi-ning; Liu, Fen; Wang, Bao-zhu

    2011-11-01

    To investigate the prevalence and epidemiological features of valvular heart disease (VHD) adult populations with different ethnicities in Xinjiang. A total of 14 618 adults aged 35 or older were surveyed. Random sampling was employed to study valvular heart diseases in different age, gender and ethnic groups. Samples were collected from 7 localities (Urumqi, Ke lamayi, Fukang, Turfan Basin, Hetian, Altay, Yili Hazakh Autonomous Prefecture) in 23 municipalities and 5 autonomous counties in Xinjiang. The proportion of male to female accounted for 50% each. The overall prevalence of valvular heart diseases was 7.67% (male: 7.31% vs. female: 8.00%). The prevalence rates of valvular heart diseases were 10.57%, 2.36% and 12.22% in Han, Uygur and Kazakh populations, respectively. The prevalence of valvular heart diseases was lower in Uygur than in Hazak and Han ethnic populations (χ(2) = 3.90, P = 0.000). Complications related to valvular heart diseases would include hypertension (63.20%), diabetes (7.60%), coronary heart disease (7.50%) and fibrillation atrial (3.20%). The prevalence of valvular heart diseases had a substantial increase, parallel with age. Differences were seen on the prevalence rates of VHD among ethnic populations.

  1. Prevalence of valvular heart diseases and associated risk factors in Han, Uygur and Kazak population in Xinjiang, China.

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    Yong-Tao Wang

    Full Text Available Valvular heart diseases (VHD is very common in clinical practice and has became the subject of growing attention in the field of cardiovascular medicine. Our aim was to assess the prevalence and correlates of VHD in the general population in Xinjiang, China.Using a 4-stage stratified cluster random sampling method, a total of 14618 participants were recruited in the Cardiovascular Risk Survey (CRS study. The participants' personal information, medical history were assessed by questionnaire. VHD was diagnosed by transthoracic echocardiography. We carried out the statistical analysis utilizing SPSS Statistics version 19.0.In the total study group, VHD was observed in 1397 (9.65% individuals. The prevalence rates of VHD in Han, Uygur and Kazak group are 13.51%, 2.71% and 12.29% respectively. The prevalence rates of VHD increased strikingly with age (all P < 0.001. The results of multinomial regression analysis indicated that VHD were related to age in Han group, to age smoking and hypertension in Uygur group, to age and hypertension in Kazak group.Our research provides a unique prevalence rate of VHD in Xinjiang natural population. The result suggests that VHD are notably common in this population (9.65% and increase with age. There exists significant difference of prevalence rate between ethnics. The main risk factors of VHD are age, hypertension and smoking. Valvular heart diseases should be regarded as a serious and growing public-health problem.

  2. Contribution of DNA repair xeroderma pigmentosum group D genotypes to pancreatic cancer risk in the Chinese Han population

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    Dong Yan

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract This study aimed to determine the association between the polymorphisms and haplotypes in the xeroderma pigmentosum group D (XPD gene and the risk of pancreatic cancer in the Chinese Han population. SNaPshot was used for genotyping six SNP sites of the XPD gene. Comparisons of the correlations between different genotypes in combination with smoking and the susceptibility to pancreatic cancer were performed. Individual pancreatic cancer risk in patients who carry mutant C alleles (AC, CC, and AC+CC at rs13181 increased (p < 0.05. Taking non-smoking individuals who carry the AA genotype as a reference, and non-smoking individuals who carry mutant allele C (AC+CC, the risk of pancreatic cancer increased by 3.343 times in individuals who smoked ≥ 20 cigarettes daily, 3.309 times in individuals who smoked ≥ 14 packs per year, 5.011 times in individuals who smoked ≥ 24 packs per year, and 4.013 times in the individuals who smoked ≥ 37 packs per year (P < 0.05. In addition, haplotype analysis revealed that haplotype AGG, which comprised rs13181, rs3916874 and rs238415, was associated with a 1.401-fold increase in pancreatic cancer risk (p < 0.05. We conclude that the polymorphism of XPD Lys751Gln (rs13181 in combination with smoking contributes to increased risk of pancreatic cancer in the Chinese Han population. Haplotype AGG might be a susceptibility haplotype for pancreatic cancer.

  3. Benefit Transfer for Water Management along the Han River in South Korea Using Meta-Regression Analysis

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    Hio-Jung Shin

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available This study estimates the magnitude of economic benefits that are justified in transfer from downstream users to upstream users for the use of the Han River in South Korea in terms of foregone economic benefits by regulations. Based on the existing non-market valuation studies associated with water management issues in South Korea from 1997 to 2014, a meta-regression analysis was performed to provide alternatives for regional benefit sharing of water resource use. The benefits from the use of water resource along the Han River are estimated on average to be KRW 7,728 (US $7.7 per household per month. The total net benefits are estimated to be about KRW 449 billion (US $449 million per year. Following the principle regarding equal distribution of benefits, the stakeholders who received more net benefits than others should return their extra net benefits to other stakeholders through a policy tool such as tradable development rights. The results of our study provide economic indicators useful for the establishment of common resource policy and to consider stakeholders’ rights within the framework of regional benefits. This study also provides practical solutions that could be used as a valid policy instrument to mediate the conflicts and disputes associated with water resource use.

  4. Genetic polymorphism of interleukin-6 influences susceptibility to HBV-related hepatocellular carcinoma in a male Chinese Han population.

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    Tang, Shengli; Yuan, Yufeng; He, Yueming; Pan, Dingyu; Zhang, Yongxi; Liu, Yuanyuan; Liu, Quanyan; Zhang, Zhonglin; Liu, Zhisu

    2014-04-01

    As a multifunctional cytokine, interleukin-6 (IL-6) plays a key role in chronic inflammation as well as tumor growth and progression of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. Recent studies have implicated that single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) -572C>G (rs1800796) located within the promoter region of IL-6 gene was associated with susceptibility to several diseases. Here, a case-control study was undertaken to investigate the association between this polymorphism and HBV-related hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) susceptibility in a Chinese Han population. A total of 900 patients with chronic HBV infection, including 505 HBV-related HCC patients and 395 HBV infected patients without HCC were enrolled, and rs1800796 polymorphism was genotyped by the TaqMan method and DNA sequencing technology. The results indicated no significant association between rs1800796 polymorphism and the risk of HBV-related HCC in all subjects; however, a significant difference was identified in male subjects. Under the dominant model, male subjects with the G allele (CG/GG) have higher susceptibility to HBV-related HCC than those with CC genotype after adjusting confounding factors (P=0.012, odds ratio [OR] 1.68, 95% confidence interval [95% CI] 1.15-2.42). Our results suggested that rs1800796 polymorphism of IL-6 gene was associated with susceptibility to HBV-related HCC in a male Chinese Han population. Copyright © 2014 American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  5. Association of BCL2-938C>A genetic polymorphism with glioma risk in Chinese Han population.

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    Li, Wei; Qian, Chunfa; Wang, Linxiong; Teng, Hong; Zhang, Li

    2014-03-01

    Glioma is the most common type of primary brain malignancy in adults. The anti-apoptotic protein B-cell lymphoma 2 (BCL2) has been implicated in the pathogenesis of glioma. This study aimed to evaluate the potential association between BCL2-938C>A genetic polymorphism and glioma susceptibility. This case-control study was conducted in Chinese Han populations consisting of 248 glioma cases and 252 cancer-free controls. The BCL2-938C>A genetic polymorphism was detected by the polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) and verified using DNA sequencing methods. Our data suggested that the genotype/allele of BCL2-938C>A polymorphism were statistically associated with the increased risk of glioma where the risk of glioma for genotype AA or allele A is significantly higher than wild genotype CC (odds ratio (OR) = 2.23, 95% confidence interval (CI) 1.21-4.10, p = 0.009) or allele C (OR = 1.39, 95% CI 1.06-1.82, p = 0.016), respectively. In addition, the BCL2-938AA genotype was significantly more common in patients with glioblastoma and in patients with grade IV glioma. Our findings indicate that the BCL2-938C>A polymorphism is associated with the susceptibility to glioma in Chinese Han populations and might be used as molecular markers for evaluating glioma risk.

  6. Association and differences in genetic polymorphisms in PCSK9 gene in subjects with lacunar infarction in the Han and Uygur populations of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of China

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    Deng-feng Han

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Polymorphisms in the proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9 gene are associated with severe hypercholesterolemia and stroke. Here, we investigated the relationship between single nucleotide polymorphisms in PCSK9 and stroke in 237 patients with lacunar infarction in the Uygur and Han populations in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of China. Using the SNaPshot single-base terminal extension method, four PCSK9 gene polymorphisms were analyzed. We found a significantly strong relationship between the PCSK9 rs17111503 (G > A polymorphism and increased susceptibility to lacunar infarction by variant homozygote comparison, and using the dominant and recessive models in the Han population but not in the Uygur population. Low triglyceride levels were found in AA carriers (rs17111503, G > A in the Han population but not in the Uygur population. Association analysis revealed that the rs17111503 (G > A polymorphism was not significantly associated with smoking, alcohol drinking, history of hypertension or diabetes in the Han or Uygur lacunar infarction patients. rs11583680, rs483462 and rs505151 were not associated with risk of lacunar infarction in the Han or Uygur populations. Our findings suggest that the PCSK9 rs17111503 (G > A polymorphism is associated with susceptibility to lacunar infarction in the Han population but not in the Uygur population.

  7. Prevalence, awareness, treatment, control and risk factors related to hypertension among urban adults in Inner Mongolia 2014: differences between Mongolian and Han populations

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    Guoju Li

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Han and Mongolian populations constitute approximately 96 % of the population of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, and the two ethnic groups have different genetic backgrounds and lifestyle. We aim to assess the prevalence, awareness, treatment, control, and related risk factors of hypertension among urban adults in Inner Mongolia, with the comparison of the differences between Mongolian and Han populations in this respect. Methods Three thousand two hundred fifty-one individuals aged 20–80 years (2326 Han and 925 Mongolian were selected using a multistage cluster sampling method from Inner Mongolia in 2014. The adjusted prevalence, awareness, treatment and control of hypertension were evaluated by the Logistic regression. In addition, possible interactions were also tested. When interactions were found significant, strata-specific analysis were performed. Multivariate logistic regression was used for estimating independent associations between risk factors and hypertension. Results The prevalence of hypertension was 27.47 % for Han population, 31.46 % for Mongolian population. The adjusted prevalence, awareness, treatment and control of hypertension were 26.45, 65.43, 78.24 and 48.28 % in Han, and 31.30, 68.22, 85.57 and 50.55 % in Mongolian, respectively. There was no significant difference in the adjusted awareness, treatment and control of hypertension among Mongolian and Han adult residents (all P >0.05. Lower prevalence of hypertension was associated with younger age and healthy weight in both Mongolian and Han adults. Within Han adults, high education, moderate physical activity and non-alcohol drinkers were additionally associated with lower prevalence of hypertension, whereas within Mongolian adults, lower prevalence was associated with being female. Among residents with medium education level, nondrinkers had 0.60 times lower odds of having hypertension than current drinkers (OR = 0.60, 95 % CI: 0.44–0

  8. GRUPO RESIDENCIAL ROMEO Y JULIETA EN ZUFFENHAUSEN, 1954-59. UN ENSAYO CLAVE DE HANS SCHAROUN / The “Romeo and Julia” residential group in zuffenhausen, 1954-59. A key test of Hans scharoun.

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    Rosa María AÑón Abajas

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN Las complejas circunstancias que normalmente rodean la realización de una obra de arquitectura, dificultan la simultánea sistematización de la reflexión y la transferencia de la experiencia. Nos vemos provocados a recuperar progresivamente ese conocimiento especialmente cuando el paso de los años identifica a una arquitectura como obra maestra para la arquitectura actual, como ocurre con el grupo residencial Romeo y Julieta. Este artículo pretende contribuir a facilitar su conocimiento compilando información, incidiendo en algunos detalles menores que habitualmente se obvian y aportando nuevas fotografías y dibujos realizados para esta ocasión. Como consecuencia surgen las relaciones desde la experiencia concreta de esta obra con la producción previa y posterior de Hans Scharoun y vuelve a brillar la trayectoria investigadora del arquitecto. SUMMARY The complex circumstances that typically surround the making of a work of architecture, hinder the simultaneous systematization of reflection and the transfer of experience. We are gradually brought to recover that knowledge, especially when the passage of time identifies a building as a masterpiece for current architecture, as has occurred with the ‘Romeo and Julia’ residential group. This article aims to raise awareness of them by gathering information, focusing on small details that are usually ignored and adding new photographs and drawings made for this occasion. As a result, relationships arise from the specific experience of this work with the previous and later production of Hans Scharoun and the research career of the architect shines again.

  9. Relationship between polymorphisms in vitamin D metabolism-related genes and the risk of rickets in Han Chinese children.

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    Zhang, Yuling; Yang, Shufen; Liu, Ye; Ren, Lihong

    2013-09-30

    Vitamin D deficiency rickets is common in China. Genetic factors may play an important role in the susceptibility to rickets. Our study aimed to identify the relationship between three vitamin D-related genes (group specific component [GC], cytochrome P450, family 2, subfamily R, polypeptide 1 (CYP2R1), and 7-dehydrocholesterol reductase/nicotinamide-adenine dinucleotide synthetase 1 (DHCR7/NADSYN1) and rickets in Han Chinese children from northeastern China. A total of 506 Han children from northeastern China were enrolled in the current study. Twelve SNPs in three candidate genes were genotyped using the SNaPshot assay. Linear regression was used to examine the effect of 12 single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) on the risk of rickets. In our case-control cohort, six alleles of the 12 SNPs conferred a significantly increased risk of rickets in GC (rs4588 C, P = 0.003, OR: 0.583, 95% CI: 0.412-0.836; rs222020 C, P = 0.009, OR: 1.526, 95% CI: 1.117-2.0985; rs2282679 A, P = 0.010, OR: 0.636, 95% CI: 0.449-0.900; and rs2298849 C, P = 0.001, OR: 1.709, 95% CI: 1.250-2.338) and in CYP2R1 (rs10741657 G, P = 0.019, OR: 1.467, 95% CI: 1.070-2.011; and rs2060793 G, P = 0.023, OR: 0.689, 95% CI: 0.502-0.944). The results remained significant after adjustment for sex and body mass index. We further analyzed the effect of genotypes under three different genetic models. After using Bonferroni's method for multiple corrections, rs4588, rs2282679, and rs2298849 of the GC gene were significantly associated with rickets under the dominant (P =0.003 for rs4588, P =0.024 for rs2282679, and P =0.005 for rs2298849) and additive models (P = 0.006 for rs4588, P = 0.024 for rs2282679, and P = 0.005 for rs2298849). Haplotype analysis showed that the CAT haplotype of the GC gene (P = 0.005) and the GAA haplotype of the CYP2R1 gene (P = 0.026) were associated with susceptibility to rickets. This case-control study confirmed the strong effect of GC

  10. Reference Equations for the Six-Minute Walk Distance in the Healthy Chinese Han Population, Aged 18-30 Years.

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    Zou, He; Zhang, Jia; Chen, Xiaoshu; Wang, Yi; Lin, Wei; Lin, Jianfeng; Chen, Hao; Pan, Jingye

    2017-08-29

    The six-minute walk test (6MWT) is a safe, simple, inexpensive tool for evaluating the functional exercise capacity. However, there is a lack of standard reference equations for the six-minute walk distance (6MWD) in the healthy Chinese Han population with an age of 18-30 years. The aims of the present study were as follows: 1) to measure the anthropometric data and the walking distance in a sample of healthy Chinese Han population, aged 18-30 years; 2) to construct reference equations for the 6MWD; 3) to compare the measured 6MWD of our cohort with previously published equations. The anthropometric data, demographic, lung function and the walking distance of Chinese Han population, aged 18-30 years, were prospectively measured using a standardized protocol. Informed consent was obtained from each participant and the approval was obtained from the ethics committee of Wenzhou People's Hospital. The 6MWT was performed twice and the longer 6MWD was used for further analysis. A total of 355 subjects (176 female and 179 male) completed the 6MWT, and the average walking distance was 627.3 ± 52.88 m. The walking distance was achieved by females compared with males (607.4 ± 51.00 m vs. 646.9 ± 47.15 m; p equations from Caucasian, Canadian and Chilean populations tend to overestimate the walking distance in our subjects, while Brazilian and Arabian equations tend to underestimate the walking distance. There was no significant difference in the walking distance between Korean equations and the current study. In summary, height and difference in heart rate before and after the walk test were the most significant predictors of the 6MWD, and the regression equations could explain approximately 38% and 31% of the distance variance in the female and male groups, respectively.

  11. [Association of leptin receptor gene polymorphrism with metabolic syndrome in older Han adults from major cities in China].

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    Wu, Jinghuan; Zhuo, Qin; Chen, Xi; Tian, Yuan; Piao, Jianhua; Yang, Xiaoguang

    2016-05-01

    To investigate the relationship of leptin receptor gene rs1137100 and rs1137101 single nucleotide polymorphrism (SNP) with metabolic syndrome (MS) in older Han adults from major cities in China. A total of 2082 older Han adults were selected from 18 major cities including 15 provinces/municipalities of China National Nutrition and Health Survey in 2002. According to the MS definition proposed by Joint Interim Statement (JIS), the subjects were divided into MS and control groups. Plasma leptin and insulin levels were measured. The genotypes of rs1137100 and rs1137101 were detected by Taqman method. Association of genotypes of leptin receptor gene SNPs with MS was investigated. The MS group showed higher body mass index (BMI), waist circumference, fasting serum glucose, systolic blood pressure (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP), triglycerides (TG), serum total cholesterol (TC), insulin, homeostasis model of assessment for insulin resistence index (HOMA-IR) and leptin levels than those of control individuals, while the high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-c) was significantly lower than the control group. The, GG, AA, GA genotypes distribution and the A allele frequency of rs1137100 and rs1137101 were similar between the two groups. The DBP and SBP level were obviously higher in AA genotype. The HDL-c concentration Was significantly lower in AA and GA + AA genotype. The AA and GA genotypes carriers in rs1137100 had similar risk for MS when comparing with the GG genotypes, and the OR values were 1.23 (95% CI 0.90-1.67) and 2.23 (95% CI 0.83-6.44), respectively. The AA and GA genotypes carriers in rs1137101 had similar risk for MS when comparing with the GG genotypes, and the OR values were 1.23 (95% CI 0.90-1.67) and 2.23 (95% CI 0.83-6.44), respectively. Leptin receptor genes rs1137100 and rs1137101 are not associated with pathogenesis of MS in older Han adults, but it may relate with hypertension or lipid abnormality.

  12. Variants in GLIS3 and CRY2 are associated with type 2 diabetes and impaired fasting glucose in Chinese Hans.

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    Full Text Available Recent genome-wide association studies have identified a number of common variants associated with fasting glucose homeostasis and type 2 diabetes in populations of European origin. This is a replication study to examine whether such associations are also observed in Chinese Hans.We genotyped nine variants in or near MADD, ADRA2A, CRY2, GLIS3, PROX1, FADS1, C2CD4B, IGF1 and IRS1 in a population-based cohort including 3,210 unrelated Chinese Hans from Beijing and Shanghai.We confirmed the associations of GLIS3-rs7034200 with fasting glucose (beta = 0.07 mmol/l, P = 0.03, beta cell function (HOMA-B (beta = -3.03%, P = 0.009, and type 2 diabetes (OR [95%CI]  = 1.27 [1.09-1.49], P = 0.003 after adjustment for age, sex, region and BMI. The association for type 2 diabetes remained significant after adjusting for other diabetes related risk factors including family history of diabetes, lipid profile, medication information, hypertension and life style factors, while further adjustment for HOMA-B abolished the association. The A-allele of CRY2-rs11605924 was moderately associated with increased risk of combined IFG/type 2 diabetes (OR [95%CI]  = 1.15[1.01-1.30], P = 0.04. SNPs in or near MADD, ADRA2A, PROX1, FADS1, C2CD4B, IGF1, and IRS1 did not exhibit significant associations with type 2 diabetes or related glycemic traits (P≥0.10.In conclusion, our results indicate the associations of GLIS3 locus with type 2 diabetes and impaired fasting glucose in Chinese Hans, partially mediated through impaired beta-cell function. In addition, we also found modest evidence for the association of CRY2-rs11605924 with combined IFG/type 2 diabetes.

  13. Association of genetic variants with isolated fasting hyperglycaemia and isolated postprandial hyperglycaemia in a Han Chinese population.

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    Full Text Available Though multiple single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs associated with type 2 diabetes have been identified, the genetic bases of isolated fasting hyperglycaemia (IFH and isolated postprandial hyperglycaemia (IPH were still unclear. In present study, we aimed to investigate the association of genome-wide association study-validated genetic variants and IFH or IPH in Han Chinese.We genotyped 27 validated SNPs in 6,663 unrelated individuals comprising 341 IFH, 865 IPH, 1,203 combined fasting hyperglycaemia and postprandial hyperglycaemia, and 4,254 normal glycaemic subjects of Han ancestry. The distributions of genotype frequencies of FTO, CDKAL1 and GCKR were significant different between individuals with IFH and those with IPH (SNP(ptrend : rs8050136(0.0024, rs9939609(0.0049, rs7756992(0.0122, rs780094(0.0037. Risk allele of FTO specifically increased the risk of IFH (rs8050136: OR 1.403 [95% CI 1.125-1.750], p = 0.0027; rs9939609: 1.398 [1.120-1.744], p = 0.0030. G allele of CDKAL1 specifically increased the risk of IPH (1.217 [1.092-1.355], p = 0.0004. G allele of GCKR increased the risk of IFH (1.167 [0.999-1.362], p = 0.0513, but decreased the risk of IPH (0.891 [0.801-0.991], p = 0.0331. In addition, TCF7L2 and KCNQ1 increased the risk of both IFH and IPH. When combined, each additional risk allele associated with IFH increased the risk for IFH by 1.246-fold (p<0.0001, while each additional risk allele associated with IPH increased the risk for IPH by 1.190-fold (p<0.0001.Our results indicate that genotype distributions of variants from FTO, GCKR, CDKAL1 were different between IPH and IFH in Han Chinese. Variants of genes modulating insulin sensitivity (FTO, GCKR contributed to the risk of IFH, while variants of genes related to beta cell function (CDKAL1 increase the risk of IPH.

  14. Effect of zoledronic acid therapy on postmenopausal osteoporosis between the Uighur and Han population in Xinjiang: An open-label, long-term safety and efficacy study.

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    Xu, W; Xiang, C; Wang, H; Yuan, H; Zhao, X; Xiao, X

    2017-11-07

    Postmenopausal osteoporosis is becoming an urgent health problem in China. A once-yearly infusion of zoledronic acid can be very effective for the treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis in significantly reducing the risk of hip, vertebral and other fractures. This study aimed to investigate zoledronic acid treatment on postmenopausal osteoporosis in Uighur and Han patients in Xinjiang province, China. A self-controlled and prospective trial design was adopted. A total of 155 Uighur and 151 Han patients were enrolled. All subjects received an intravenous infusion of zoledronic acid (5 mg) at day 0 (baseline) and at 12 months. Patients were followed up for 24 months; the bone mineral density (BMD) of the left total hip and L1-L4 vertebrae was measured at day 0 and at 24 months. BMD was significantly higher after zoledronic acid treatment compared with baseline levels in all patients, as assessed at 24 months. Moreover, the BMD of left total hip increased with 2.7% in the Han group was significantly higher than that of the Uighur group with 1.4% (left total hip, 95% CI: 2.6% to 2.8% in Han group vs 1.2% to 1.4% in Uighur group). The BMD of L1-L4 vertebrae increased with 2.2% in the Han group was significantly higher than that of the Uighur group with 1.6% (L1-L4 vertebrae, 95% CI, 2.0% to 2.4% in Han group vs 1.4% to 1.7% in Uighur group); P  .05). Zoledronic acid appears to be more effective in postmenopausal osteoporosis in Han than in Uighur subjects. The reasons for this require further investigation. © 2017 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  15. Estimation of stature by using the dimensions of the right hand and right foot in Han Chinese adults.

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    Zhang, Xinghua; Wei, Yu; Zheng, Lianbin; Yu, Keli; Zhao, Dapeng; Bao, Jinping; Li, Yonglan; Lu, Shunhua; Xi, Huanjiu; Xu, Guochang; Wen, Youfeng

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    The Han Chinese people are the main ethnic group in China and the largest ethnic group in the world. The dimensions of the hands and feet have been successfully used for the estimation of stature. A total of 26,927 healthy adult subjects, comprising 13,221 men and 13,706 women, were recruited. The survey samples were chosen through random cluster sampling. The mean values were significantly higher in men than those in women for all measurements (Pstature (Pstature because it had the lowest standard error of estimate. The use of multiple regression equations yielded better results than did the use of linear regression equations. The accuracy of stature prediction ranged from ±4.81 to ±6.39 cm. The present study was of great importance with regards to improving the physical anthropology database of ethnic groups in China.

  16. BASIS EPISTEMOLOGIS PARADIGMA RASIONAL DALAM ILMU HUKUM: Sebuah Deskripsi Tentang Asumsi-asumsi Dasar Teori Hukum Murni-Hans Kelsen

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    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Based on the philosophical approach, it is known basic assumptions of rational paradigm as seen in Hans Kelsen's pure theory of law that consists of: human assumptions based on the quasi-transcendental along with its characters and aurea aetas; ontological assumptions based on empirical reality and equating sein reality with sollen, and normativity created as logico transcendental conditions; epistemological assumption that underlying the science of law as cognitive science, creating the rule of law as a whole object, and reconstructing legal norm as the relation between non-causal and non-metaphysical facts; axiological assumption that reconstructs norm as the object of legal science and equating the basic norms with natural laws.

  17. BASIS EPISTEMOLOGIS PARADIGMA RASIONAL DALAM ILMU HUKUM: SEBUAH DESKRIPSI TENTANG ASUMSI-ASUMSI DASAR TEORI HUKUM MURNI-HANS KELSEN

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    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Based on the philosophical approach, it is known basic assumptions of rational paradigm as seen in Hans Kelsen's pure theory of law that consists of: human assumptions based on the quasi-transcendental along with its characters and aurea aetas; ontological assumptions based on empirical reality and equating sein reality with sollen, and normativity created as logico transcendental conditions; epistemological assumption that underlying the science of law as cognitive science, creating the rule of law as a whole object, and reconstructing legal norm as the relation between non-causal and non-metaphysical facts; axiological assumption that reconstructs norm as the object of legal science and equating the basic norms with natural laws. Key words: basic assumptions, rational paradigm, the theory pure of law, jurisprudance.

  18. Max Weber e Hans Kelsen: a sociologia e a dogmática jurídicas

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    Full Text Available Max Weber e Hans Kelsen são dois autores clássicos considerados de extrema importância na elaboração de alguns dos mais célebres conceitos utilizados nas searas das Ciências Sociais e do Direito, respectivamente. Entretanto, quando se unem tais campos do conhecimento, representados pela Sociologia do Direito, inúmeras confusões terminológicas e relativas ao objeto e ao método de estudo são perpetradas, dificultando que o rigor científico seja atingido com profícua precisão. Nesse sentido, o presente trabalho visa a estabelecer as distinções mais prementes entre a Sociologia Jurídica e a Ciência Jurídica ou Dogmática, tratadas sob a perspectiva da análise dos pensamentos weberianos e kelsenianos.

  19. Le corps de la folie ou comment Unica Zürn échappe à Hans Bellmer

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    Full Text Available The exploration of the self in the works of women associated with the Surrealist movement is very often centered on the body. Nevertheless, the gaze these women place on their bodies is necessarily double: they seek to reproduce their own image while taking into account the way there are perceived by Surrealist men, - often their companions, husbands, friends. In this study we will focus on the disturbing and haunting image that Unica Zürn, Surrealist writer-artist, creates of herself, in light of the artistic production of her companion, Hans Bellmer. Specifically, we will focus on how Zürn highlights some aspects of femininity celebrated by the Surrealists and represented in L'Homme-Jasmin (1970, not only the exaltations but also the suffering of a feminine body and mind faced with madness.

  20. Muscle specific changes in length-force characteristics of the calf muscles in the spastic Han-Wistar rat

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    Olesen, Annesofie Thorup; Jensen, Bente Rona; Uhlendorf, Toni L

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    The purpose of the present study was to investigate muscle mechanical properties and mechanical interaction between muscles in the lower hindlimb of the spastic mutant rat. Length-force characteristics of gastrocnemius (GA), soleus (SO) and plantaris (PL) were assessed in anesthetized spastic......, the extent of this interaction was not different in the spastic rats. In conclusion, the effects of spasticity on length-force characteristics were muscle specific. The changes seen for GA and PL muscles are consistent with the changes in limb mechanics reported for human patients. Our results indicate...... and normally-developed Han-Wistar rats. In addition, the extent of epimuscular myofascial force transmission between synergistic GA, SO and PL, as well as between the calf muscles and antagonistic tibialis anterior (TA) was investigated. Active length-force characteristics of spastic GA and PL were narrower...

  1. Hans Thomae: The Individual and His/Her World in the Flux of Time: History and Biography in Psychological Research

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    2004-09-01

    Full Text Available The interview explores the important academic experiences with mentors and intellectual impulses which have supported and guided the psychological thinking of Hans THOMAE, especially in his approach to "biographical method." Questions about motivation in human activity, consciousness and life history are impulses that—mediated and guided by NIETZSCHE, HERDER, MORITZ, SPRANGER, ROTHACKER, LERSCH and KLAGES among others—finally led THOMAE to the development and shaping of a "biographical method" in psychology; a method which propagates the inclusion of the individual's life-story, the openness and clarity of the survey, as well as a synthesis of nomological and ideographical approaches to qualitative and quantitative research. URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs040368

  2. Hans-Peter Müller, Yves Sintomer, Pierre Bourdieu, théorie et pratique. Perspectives franco-allemandes

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    2013-01-01

    Les sociologues Hans-Peter Müller et Yves Sintomer nous en informent dès le début de l’ouvrage : le colloque qui s’est tenu à Berlin en juin 2003 – sous le titre « Bourdieu allemand, Bourdieu français : Deutsch-französische Perspektiven » – réalisait un dessein plus ambitieux que l’exercice, toujours académique et souvent convenu, de l’hommage. En prenant acte des différences d’approches entre les traditions académiques française et allemande, les auteurs ont parié sur une « mise en regard cr...

  3. Comparative assessment of the timing of sexual maturation in male Wistar Han and Sprague-Dawley rats.

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    Campion, Sarah N; Carvallo, Francisco R; Chapin, Robert E; Nowland, William S; Beauchamp, David; Jamon, Raul; Koitz, Rebecca; Winton, Timothy R; Cappon, Gregg D; Hurtt, Mark E

    2013-07-01

    Given the increasing use of Wistar Han (WH) rats in regulatory toxicology studies, these studies were performed to characterize the onset of sexual maturation in maturing WH rats as compared to Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats. Beginning on postnatal day (PND) 38 through PND 91 groups (n=8) of untreated WH rats were evaluated for maturation of the male reproductive system. Testicular spermatid head counts increased beginning on PND 42 until PND 70. Sperm were detected in the caput, corpus, and cauda epididymis on PND 45, 49, and 49, respectively, and counts increased through PND 91. Sperm motility was at adult levels by PND 63. The morphology of the testis/epididymis of all animals at day 70 or older was consistent with qualitative sexual maturity. Based on these endpoints, WH rats were determined to be sexually mature at PND 70, and many of these endpoints evaluated in SD rats exhibited nearly identical trends. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  4. Possible effects of the Three Gorges dam on the transmission of Schistosoma japonicum on the Jiang Han plain, China.

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    Xu, X J; Wei, F H; Yang, X X; Dai, Y H; Yu, G Y; Chen, L Y; Su, Z M

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    The Three Gorges dam, under construction on the Yangtze River in China, might affect the transmission of Schistosoma japonicum on the Jiang Han plain, which is downstream of the dam. To study this possibility, the prevalence of schistosomiasis was investigated in relation to a range of malacological, hydrological and meteorological factors. The general water level in the Yangzte over a year had a marked effect on the distribution of the intermediate host (Oncomelania hupensis) and the prevalence of human schistosomiasis in that year. Disease prevalence showed significant correlations with the density of the snail hosts, the level of the water table, annual rainfall, yearly evaporation, and altitude. Once the dam is complete, the flow of water downstream will probably be maintained at a level between those currently occurring in flood and dry weather, and this may have implications for schistosome transmission. Systematic monitoring is necessary to investigate the impact of the environmental changes brought about by the dam on transmission.

  5. Prevalence of valvular heart diseases and associated risk factors in Han, Uygur and Kazak population in Xinjiang, China.

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    Wang, Yong-Tao; Tao, Jing; Maimaiti, Ailifeire; Adi, Dilare; Yang, Yi-Ning; Li, Xiao-Mei; Ma, Xiang; Liu, Fen; Chen, Bang-Dang; Ma, Yi-Tong

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    Valvular heart diseases (VHD) is very common in clinical practice and has became the subject of growing attention in the field of cardiovascular medicine. Our aim was to assess the prevalence and correlates of VHD in the general population in Xinjiang, China. Using a 4-stage stratified cluster random sampling method, a total of 14618 participants were recruited in the Cardiovascular Risk Survey (CRS) study. The participants' personal information, medical history were assessed by questionnaire. VHD was diagnosed by transthoracic echocardiography. We carried out the statistical analysis utilizing SPSS Statistics version 19.0. In the total study group, VHD was observed in 1397 (9.65%) individuals. The prevalence rates of VHD in Han, Uygur and Kazak group are 13.51%, 2.71% and 12.29% respectively. The prevalence rates of VHD increased strikingly with age (all P Valvular heart diseases should be regarded as a serious and growing public-health problem.

  6. [Textual research on Han-Chinese formulae collected in Tubo medical manuscript unearthed in 'Bum-pa-Che Tower].

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    Liu, Y H; Nong, H C

    2016-11-28

    A Tibetan manuscript with title of Sman-dpyad gces-pa grub-pa kun-'dus-pa in the Collection of Practiced Medical Quintessence, was found in the basement of a Buddhist tower named 'Bum-pa-che in Lhokha (Shannan), Tibet. It contains a purgative recipe of TCM with its title "Powder of Han Region" and several ingredients in Chinese transliteration. Based upon the rule of medieval Chinese system of pronunciation with reference of related texts and studies, a textual research identifies it as a kind of Maren (seed of Cannabis sativa L. ) wan in TCM. Although no identical formulae of its kind has been found in extant literature of TCM prior to the Song Dynasty(960 AD), yet its ingredients, pharmaceutical preparation and efficacy are very similar to the Modified maren wan, the variant formulae of Maren wan in Wai tai mi yao (Arcane Essentials from the Imperial Library) of the Tang Dynasty.

  7. The GSK3B gene confers risk for both major depressive disorder and schizophrenia in the Han Chinese population.

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    Chen, Jianhua; Wang, Meng; Waheed Khan, Raja Amjad; He, Kuanjun; Wang, Qingzhong; Li, Zhiqiang; Shen, Jiawei; Song, Zhijian; Li, Wenjin; Wen, Zujia; Jiang, Yiwen; Xu, Yifeng; Shi, Yongyong; Ji, Weidong

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    Glycogen synthease kinase-3B is a key gene encoding a protein kinase which is abundant in brain, and is involved in signal transduction cascades of neuronal cell development and energy metabolism. Previous researches proposed GSK3B as a potential region for schizophrenia. To validate the susceptibility of GSK3B to major depressive disorder, and to investigate the overlapping risk conferred by GSK3B for mental disorders, we performed a large-scale case-control study, analyzed 6 tag single nucleotide polymorphisms using TaqMan® technology in 1,045 major depressive disorder patients, 1,235 schizophrenia patients and 1,235 normal controls of Han Chinese origin. We found rs334535 (Pallele=2.79E-03, Pgenotype=5.00E-03, OR=1.429) and rs2199503 (Pallele=0.020, Pgenotype= 0.040, OR=1.157) showed association with major depressive disorder before Bonferroni correction. rs6771023 (adjusted Pallele=1.64E-03, adjusted Pgenotype=6.00E-03, OR=0.701) and rs2199503 (adjusted Pallele=0.001, adjusted Pgenotype=0.002, OR=1.251) showed significant association with schizophrenia after Bonferroni correction. rs2199503 (adjusted Pallele=1.70E-03, adjusted Pgenotype=0.006, OR=1.208) remained to be significant in the combined cases of major depressive disorder and schizophrenia after Bonferroni correction. Further validations of our findings in samples with larger scale are suggested, and functional genomic study is needed to elucidate the role of GSK3B in signal pathway and psychiatric disorders. Our results provide evidence that the GSK3B gene could be a promising region which contains genetic risk for both major depressive disorder and schizophrenia in the Han Chinese population. The study on variants conferring overlapping risk for multiple psychiatric disorders could be tangible pathogenesis support and clinical or diagnostic references. Copyright © 2015. Published by Elsevier B.V.

  8. Association between oxytocin and receptor genetic polymorphisms and aggression in a northern Chinese Han population with alcohol dependence.

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    Yang, Ling; Wang, Fan; Wang, Meiling; Han, Mei; Hu, Lufeng; Zheng, Minghua; Ma, Ji; Kang, Yimin; Wang, Pengxiang; Sun, Hongqiang; Zuo, Wei; Xie, Longteng; Wang, Aiju; Yu, Dongsheng; Liu, Yanlong

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    Alcohol dependence (AD) is a common chronic brain disorder precipitated by complex interactions between biological, genetic, and environmental risk factors. Aggression often occurs in the context of AD. Previous studies have shown that Oxytocin (OXT) and OXT receptor (OXTR) are involved in the regulation of aggression. The present study investigated whether variations and interactions of OXT and OXTR genes were associated with AD-related aggression in a genetically homogeneous northern Chinese Han population. Three hundred and twenty-four male AD patients and 510 male healthy controls (HCs) were recruited. A Chinese version of the Buss-Perry Aggression Questionnaire was used as a subjective measurement of aggressive behavior. Three variations, rs2254298, rs53576, and rs6133010 were genotyped using TaqMan and ligase detection reaction for all subjects. Generalized Multifactor Dimensionality Reduction was used to detect interactions between genetic attributes and environmental attributes. The frequencies of alleles and genotypes of rs6133010 were significantly different between AD patients and HCs (paggression was significantly stronger than that of genotype AA and AG (p=0.001 and p=0.004, respectively), and the subjects with the interaction combination of rs6133010AA×rs2254298GG×rs53576AG exhibited significant effect on physical aggression (p=0.0107). The present study found that rs6133010 in the OXT gene is associated with AD in the northern Chinese Han population. The polymorphisms of OXT/R may play a key role in the susceptibility of AD-related aggression. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  9. The clinical features of infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis in Chinese Han population: analysis from 1998 to 2010.

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    Zhiqiang Feng

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To investigate clinical features of infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis (IHPS in Chinese Han population. METHODS: Three hundred and sixteen hospitalized patients with IHPS from January 1998 to February 2010 were retrospectively reviewed, and data including patient's sex, onset age, other coexisting congenital defects, pyloric circular muscle thickness evaluated by ultrasonograph, serum electrolytes concentration, and results of arterial blood gas analysis on admission were collected. The patients were divided into two groups: the duration between first onset and admission less than or equal to 10 days (early onset group, and more than 10 days (late onset group. The results of arterial blood gas and serum electrolyte concentration were compared between the two groups. RESULTS: There were 271 males and 45 females in 316 patients; the onset age ranged between 1 and 351 (26.5±26.6 days. The birth weight ranged between 1.6 and 4.5 (3.23±0.44 kilograms; coexisting congenital defects were found in 65 cases (20.6%. Pyloric circular muscle thickness was 4-8 (5.4±1.0 millimetres (mm. For the early onset group, the rates of hypokalemia, hypochloraemia and hypercapnia were significantly lower than those in the late onset group (18.67% VS 50%, P<0.0001; 46.03% VS 71.01%, P = 0.003; 56.58% VS 83.44%, P = 2.17×10(-5; respectively. CONCLUSIONS: The symptom duration in Chinese Han population was longer than that in other populations. And as the prolongation of symptom duration, the incidence of acid-base imbalance increased significantly. Infants with persistent vomiting at the age of 3∼5 weeks after birth should be considered IHPS, and go to hospital as soon as possible in order to reduce the incidence of hypokalemia, hypochloraemia and hypercapnia, and avoid deterioration.

  10. Regression equations for calculation of z scores for echocardiographic measurements of right heart structures in healthy Han Chinese children.

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    Wang, Shan-Shan; Zhang, Yu-Qi; Chen, Shu-Bao; Huang, Guo-Ying; Zhang, Hong-Yan; Zhang, Zhi-Fang; Wu, Lan-Ping; Hong, Wen-Jing; Shen, Rong; Liu, Yi-Qing; Zhu, Jun-Xue

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    Clinical decision making in children with congenital and acquired heart disease relies on measurements of cardiac structures using two-dimensional echocardiography. We aimed to establish z-score regression equations for right heart structures in healthy Chinese Han children. Two-dimensional and M-mode echocardiography was performed in 515 patients. We measured the dimensions of the pulmonary valve annulus (PVA), main pulmonary artery (MPA), left pulmonary artery (LPA), right pulmonary artery (RPA), right ventricular outflow tract at end-diastole (RVOTd) and at end-systole (RVOTs), tricuspid valve annulus (TVA), right ventricular inflow tract at end-diastole (RVIDd) and at end-systole (RVIDs), and right atrium (RA). Regression analyses were conducted to relate the measurements of right heart structures to 4body surface area (BSA). Right ventricular outflow-tract fractional shortening (RVOTFS) was also calculated. Several models were used, and the best model was chosen to establish a z-score calculator. PVA, MPA, LPA, RPA, RVOTd, RVOTs, TVA, RVIDd, RVIDs, and RA (R 2  = 0.786, 0.705, 0.728, 0.701, 0.706, 0.824, 0.804, 0.663, 0.626, and 0.793, respectively) had a cubic polynomial relationship with BSA; specifically, measurement (M) = β0 + β1 × BSA + β2 × BSA 2  + β3 × BSA. 3 RVOTFS (0.28 ± 0.02) fell within a narrow range (0.12-0.51). Our results provide reference values for z scores and regression equations for right heart structures in Han Chinese children. These data may help interpreting the routine clinical measurement of right heart structures in children with congenital or acquired heart disease. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Clin Ultrasound 45:293-303, 2017. © 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  11. Vitamin D Receptor Genetic Polymorphism Is Significantly Associated with Risk of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Chinese Han Population.

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    Jia, Jian; Ding, Haixia; Yang, Keming; Mao, Lina; Zhao, Hailong; Zhan, Yiyang; Shen, Chong

    2015-10-01

    We investigated the effect of vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene polymorphism on the risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in a Chinese Han population. Three tagSNPs (rs11574129, rs2228570 and rs739837) were genotyped using TaqMan assays in a case-control study including 669 cases with T2DM, 1084 individuals with impaired fasting glucose (IFG) and 1,961 controls with normal fasting glucose. Multiple logistic regression was applied to analyze the association of SNPs and the risk of diabetes by adjusting for covariates including age, sex, body mass index (BMI) and smoking. General linear model (GLM) was applied to compare fasting blood glucose levels between genotypes and adjusted for confounding factors. The results showed that rs739837 was significantly associated with increased risk of T2DM in additive model (OR = 1.166, 95% CI 1.017-1.337, p = 0.028) and dominant (OR = 1.166, 95% CI 1.017-1.337, p = 0.002) model. Stratified analysis showed that rs739837 and rs2228570 were, respectively, correlated with T2DM in females and males. Significant associations were found between three SNPs and T2DM in the population analysis indicated that the CC group of rs2228570 has lower fasting glucose than TT/TC genotype group in controls. This study provides further evidence that rs739837 in the VDR gene is associated with increased risk of T2DM in a Chinese Han population. Copyright © 2015 IMSS. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  12. Hans Bertram, Birgit Bertram: Familie, Sozialisation und die Zukunft der Kinder. Opladen u.a.: Verlag Barbara Budrich 2009.

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    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Hans und Birgit Bertram präsentieren einen umfassenden Einblick in eine Vielzahl an Themen der Familien- und Kindheitsforschung und bieten einen fundierten Überblick über die Sozialisationsforschung. Sie halten ein faktenreich unterlegtes Plädoyer für eine kritische Betrachtung der klassischen Sozialisationstheorien und plädieren für eine sozial-ökologische Sichtweise der Familienentwicklung. Das Buch liefert wichtige Argumente für eine neue Perspektive in der – seit Jahrzehnten geführten – Debatte über die Zukunft der Familie und überzeugt trotz einiger formaler Schwächen als umfassendes, gut lesbares Werk, das auch in der Lehre sinnvoll einsetzbar ist. Es fasst wissenschaftliche Debatten und Erkenntnisse der vergangenen Jahrzehnte zusammen und ergänzt so auch die öffentlichen Diskussionen.Hans and Birgit Bertram offer comprehensive insight into a multiplicity of themes related to research on the family and childhood, thus providing an overview of the research into socialization that is based solidly in facts. They construct a claim for the critical examination of classical socialization theories that is rich in underlying facts and therefore plead for a social-ecological perspective on the decade-old debate over the future of the family. The study is convincing as a comprehensive and accessible work, despite some formal weaknesses. It is also appropriate for application to teaching. It summarizes scientific debates and insights of the past decades and thus adds to public discussions.

  13. A functional polymorphism in the SPINK5 gene is associated with asthma in a Chinese Han Population

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    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Mutation in SPINK5 causes Netherton syndrome, a rare recessive skin disease that is accompanied by severe atopic manifestations including atopic dermatitis, allergic rhinitis, asthma, high serum IgE and hypereosinophilia. Recently, single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP of the SPINK5 was shown to be significantly associated with atopy, atopic dermatitis, asthma, and total serum IgE. In order to determine the role of the SPINK5 in the development of asthma, a case-control study including 669 asthma patients and 711 healthy controls in Han Chinese was conducted. Methods Using PCR-RFLP assay, we genotyped one promoter SNP, -206G>A, and four nonsynonymous SNPs, 1103A>G (Asn368Ser, 1156G>A (Asp386Asn, 1258G>A (Glu420Lys, and 2475G>T (Glu825Asp. Also, we analyzed the functional significance of -206G>A using the luciferase reporter assay and electrophoresis mobility shift assay. Results we found that the G allele at SNP -206G>A was associated with increased asthma susceptibility in our study population (p = 0.002, odds ratio 1.34, 95% confidence interval 1.11–1.60. There was no significant association between any of four nonsynonymous SNPs and asthma. The A allele at -206G>A has a significantly higher transcriptional activity than the G allele. Electrophoresis mobility shift assay also showed a significantly higher binding efficiency of nuclear protein to the A allele compared with the G allele. Conclusion Our findings indicate that the -206G>A polymorphism in the SPINK5 is associated with asthma susceptibility in a Chinese Han population.

  14. 4q22.1 contributes to bone mineral density and osteoporosis susceptibility in postmenopausal women of Chinese Han population.

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    Yang, Haojie; Zhang, Bo; Zhu, Jialin; Liu, Dan; Guan, Fanglin; He, Xijing

    2013-01-01

    Osteoporosis is a multifactorial disease in which genetic determinants are modulated by hormonal, environmental and nutritional factors. An important clinical risk factor in the pathogenesis of osteoporosis is the presence of genetics polymorphism in/around susceptibility genes/regions. This study explored whether the region of 4q22.1, which confers risk of developing osteoporosis in some populations, associated with bone mineral density and osteoporosis susceptibility in postmenopausal women of Han Chinese. We investigated 32 SNPs with minor allele frequencies ≥0.05 between 20 kb upstream and 20 kb downstream (40 kb window) of rs6532023, mapping in the 4q22.1 region, which was reported to be significantly associated with osteoporosis in previous studies. We found that rs6532023 was significantly associated with bone mineral density and osteoporosis (corrected p = 0.015) in our sample, including 440 cases and 640 controls, and allele G was supposed as a risk factor while T worked as a protective factor. Further genotype association analyses suggested a similar pattern (corrected p = 0.040). Additionally, analyses by haplotypes indicated that a haplotype block rs7683315-rs6532023-rs1471400-rs1471403 in the region associated with bone mineral density and osteoporosis (global p = 0.032), and risk haplotype A-G-G-C had almost 1.5-fold increased in the cases. To our knowledge, this is the first report to examine 4q22.1 region polymorphisms and osteoporosis in Han Chinese. Our results provide further evidence for an effect of the region of 4q22.1 on the etiology of osteoporosis and suggest that 4q22.1 may be a genetic risk factor for bone mineral density and osteoporosis.

  15. Interleukin-6 Promoter Polymorphisms and Susceptibility to Atrial Fibrillation in Elderly Han Chinese Patients with Essential Hypertension

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    Li, Jing; Song, Jie; Jiang, Min-Hui; Zheng, Jin-Guo; Gao, Shu-Ping; Zhu, Jian-Hua

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    There is an accumulating body of evidence indicating a strong association between inflammation and the pathogenesis of atrial fibrillation (AF). Interleukin-6 (IL-6) is a pleiotropic cytokine, functions as a mediator of inflammatory response, and has both proinflammatory and anti-inflammatory properties. The aim of the present study was to investigate the association of the −634C/G polymorphism of the IL-6 gene with AF in elderly Han Chinese patients with essential hypertension (EH). A total of 169 elderly patients with EH were eligible for this study. Patients with AF (n=75) were allocated to the AF group, and 94 subjects without AF to the control group. The polymerase chain reaction–restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) technique was used to assess the genotype frequencies. The distribution of the IL-6 −634C/G genotypes (CC, CG, and GG) was 67.02%, 30.85%, and 2.13% in the controls, and 50.67%, 40.00%, and 9.33% in AF subjects, respectively (P=0.0312). The frequency of the G allele in the AF group was significantly higher than that in the control group (29.33% vs. 17.55%, P=0.0103). Compared with the CC and CG genotypes, the GG homozygote had a 4.7353-fold increased risk of AF [95% confidence interval (CI)=0.9537–23.5116, P=0.0382]. These findings suggest that the IL-6 −634C/G polymorphism is associated with AF, and the G allele has increased risk of AF in elderly Han Chinese patients with EH. PMID:22924939

  16. Association between vitamin D insufficiency and elevated serum uric acid among middle-aged and elderly Chinese Han women.

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    Hao Peng

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Association between vitamin D insufficiency and hyperuricemia has not been reported so far. We aimed to study the association of vitamin D insufficiency with elevated serum uric acid among middle-aged and elderly Chinese Han women. METHODS: We collected data from participants residing in Jinchang district of Suzhou from January to May, 2010. Serum uric acid, 25-hydroxy vitamin D and other traditional biomarkers including fasting plasma glucose and blood lipids were determined in 1726 women aged above 30 years. Association between vitamin D insufficiency and elevated uric acid was analyzed in premenopausal and postmenopausal women, respectively. RESULTS: Among postmenopausal women, 25-hydroxy vitamin D level of participants with elevated uric acid was lower than that of those with normal uric acid (median [interquartile range]: 35[28-57] vs 40[32-58], µg/L; P = 0.006. Elevated uric acid was more prevalent in participants with vitamin D insufficiency compared to those without vitamin D insufficiency (16.50% vs 8.08%; P<0.001. Association between vitamin D insufficiency and elevated uric acid was not significant among premenopausal women. However, participants with vitamin D insufficiency were more likely to have elevated uric acid compared with those without vitamin D insufficiency among postmenopausal women (OR, 95% CI: 2.38, 1.47-3.87. Moreover, after excluding individuals with diabetes and/or hypertension, the association of vitamin D insufficiency with elevated uric acid was still significant (OR, 95% CI: 2.48, 1.17-5.44. CONCLUSIONS: Vitamin D insufficiency was significantly associated with elevated uric acid among postmenopausal Chinese Han women. This study suggested that a clinical trial should be conducted to confirm the association of vitamin D insufficiency with hyperuricemia.

  17. Lack of an association of PD-1 and its ligand genes with Behcet's disease in a Chinese Han population.

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    Qianli Meng

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Behcet's disease is a chronic, multi-systemic autoimmune disease. Programmed cell death 1 (PD-1 gene is one of non-human leucocyte antigen genes. It has been demonstrated to be associated with several autoimmune diseases. However, only a few studies have addressed the association of ligand genes of PD-1, PD-L1 and PD-L2 with autoimmune disease. The purpose of this study was to analyze the potential association of the PD-1 and its ligand genes with Behcet's disease in a Chinese Han population. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Four single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNPs rs2227981 and rs10204525 of PD-1, rs1970000 of PD-L1 and rs7854303 of PD-L2 were genotyped in 405 Behcet's patients and 414 age-, sex-, ethnic-matched healthy controls using polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism assay. The results revealed that there were no significant differences in the genotype and allele frequencies of PD-1 rs2227981 and rs10204525 between the Behcet's patients and controls. A similar result was found for PD-L1 rs1970000 versus healthy controls. Only the C allele and the CC genotype of PD-L2 rs7854303 were identified in patients and controls. Stratification analysis based on gender and clinical findings did not show any associations between PD-1 or its ligand polymorphisms and Behcet's disease. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: None of the currently studied SNPs, PD-1 rs2227981 and rs10204525, PD-L1 rs1970000 and PD-L2 rs7854303, are associated with the susceptibility to Behcet's disease in a Chinese Han population. More studies are needed to confirm these findings in Behcet's patients with other ethnic backgrounds.

  18. No association of the insulin gene VNTR polymorphism with polycystic ovary syndrome in a Han Chinese population

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    Gao Guihua

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS is a common endocrine disorder associated with an increased risk of type II diabetes mellitus. The results of previous research about the association of the VNTR polymorphism in 5-prime flanking region of the insulin (INS gene with PCOS have been inconsistent. The present study was to investigate the association of the INS-VNTR polymorphism with PCOS in a Han Chinese population. Methods The -23/HphI polymorphism as a surrogate marker of the INS-VNTR length polymorphism was genotyped by polymerase chain reaction and restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP in 216 PCOS patients and 192 non-PCOS women as a control group. Allelic and genotypic frequencies were compared between patients and controls, and these results were analyzed in respect to clinical test data. Results No significant differences were observed between the cases and controls groups either in allele (P = 0.996 or genotype (P = 0.802 frequencies of INS-VNTR polymorphism; Regarding anthropometric data and hormone levels, there were no significant differences between INS-VNTR genotypes in the PCOS group, as well as in the non-PCOS group. Conclusion The present study demonstrated for the first time that the INS-VNTR polymorphism is not a key risk factor for sporadic PCOS in the Han Chinese women. Further studies are needed to give a global view of this polymorphism in pathogenesis of PCOS in a large-scale sample, family-based association design or well-defined subgroups of PCOS.

  19. The Association Study between Twenty One Polymorphisms in Seven Candidate Genes and Coronary Heart Diseases in Chinese Han Population.

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    Barrak F Alobeidy

    Full Text Available Previous genome-wide association studies (GWAS in multiple populations identified several genetic loci for coronary heart diseases (CHD. Here we utilized a 2-stage candidate gene association strategy in Chinese Han population to shed light on the putative association between several metabolic-related candidate genes and CHD. At the 1(st stage, 190 patients with CHD and 190 controls were genotyped through the MassARRAY platform. At the 2(nd stage, a larger sample including 400 patients and 392 controls was genotyped by the High Resolution Melt (HRM method to confirm or rule out the associations with CHD. MLXIP expression level was quantified by the real time PCR in 65 peripheral blood samples. From the 21 studied single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs of seven candidate genes: MLXIPL, MLXIP, MLX, ADIPOR1, VDR, SREBF1 and NR1H3, only one tag SNP rs4758685 (T→C was found to be statistically associated with CHD (P-value = 0.02, Odds ratio (OR of 0.83. After adjustment for the age, sex, lipid levels and diabetes, the association remained significant (P-value = 0.03. After adjustment for the hypertension, P-value became 0.20 although there was a significant difference in the allele distribution between the CHD patients with hypertension and the controls (P-value = 0.04, 406 vs 582. In conclusion, among the 21 tested SNPs, we identified a novel association between rs4758685 of MLXIP gene and CHD. The C allele of common variant rs4758685 interacted with hypertension, and was found to be protective against CHD in both allelic and genotypic models in Chinese Han population.

  20. Polygenic risk for severe psychopathology among Europeans is associated with major depressive disorder in Han Chinese women.

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    Edwards, A C; Docherty, A R; Moscati, A; Bigdeli, T B; Peterson, R E; Webb, B T; Bacanu, S-A; Hettema, J M; Flint, J; Kendler, K S

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    Previous studies have demonstrated that several major psychiatric disorders are influenced by shared genetic factors. This shared liability may influence clinical features of a given disorder (e.g. severity, age at onset). However, findings have largely been limited to European samples; little is known about the consistency of shared genetic liability across ethnicities. The relationship between polygenic risk for several major psychiatric diagnoses and major depressive disorder (MDD) was examined in a sample of unrelated Han Chinese women. Polygenic risk scores (PRSs) were generated using European discovery samples and tested in the China, Oxford, and VCU Experimental Research on Genetic Epidemiology [CONVERGE (maximum N = 10 502)], a sample ascertained for recurrent MDD. Genetic correlations between discovery phenotypes and MDD were also assessed. In addition, within-case characteristics were examined. European-based polygenic risk for several major psychiatric disorder phenotypes was significantly associated with the MDD case status in CONVERGE. Risk for clinically significant indicators (neuroticism and subjective well-being) was also associated with case-control status. The variance accounted for by PRS for both psychopathology and for well-being was similar to estimates reported for within-ethnicity comparisons in European samples. However, European-based PRS were largely unassociated with CONVERGE family history, clinical characteristics, or comorbidity. The shared genetic liability across severe forms of psychopathology is largely consistent across European and Han Chinese ethnicities, with little attenuation of genetic signal relative to within-ethnicity analyses. The overall absence of associations between PRS for other disorders and within-MDD variation suggests that clinical characteristics of MDD may arise due to contributions from ethnicity-specific factors and/or pathoplasticity.

  1. Major depressive disorder and suicide risk among adult outpatients at several general hospitals in a Chinese Han population.

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    Li, Haiyan; Luo, Xinni; Ke, Xiaoyin; Dai, Qing; Zheng, Wei; Zhang, Chanjuan; Cassidy, Ryan M; Soares, Jair C; Zhang, XiangYang; Ning, Yuping

    2017-01-01

    Somatic complaints are often the presenting symptoms of major depressive disorder (MDD) in the outpatient context, because this may go unrecognized. It is well understood that MDD carries an increased risk of suicide. This study aimed to identify the risk factors and association with both MDD and suicidality among Han Chinese outpatients. A multicenter study was carried out in 5189 outpatient adults (≥18 years old) in four general hospitals in Guangzhou, China. The 1392 patients who had the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9) score ≥ 5, indicating depressive symptoms were offered an interview with a psychiatrist by the Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI); 819 patients consented and completed the MINI interview. MINI module B was used to assess suicidality. Stepwise binary logistic models were used to estimate the relationship between a significant risk factor and suicide or MDD. According to with or without MDD, the secondary analysis was performed using the logistic regression model for the risk of suicidility. The current prevalence of MDD and the one month prevalence of suicidality were 3.7% and 2.3% respectively. The odds ratio of suicidality in women was more than twice that in men (OR = 2.62; 95% CI 1.45-4.76). Other risk factors which were significantly associated with suicidality were: living alone, higher education, self-reported depression, getting psychiatric diagnoses (MDD, anxiety disorders, and bipolar disorders). Significant risk factors for MDD were also noticed, such as comorbid anxiety disorders, self-reported anxiety, insomnia, suicidal ideation. It's a cross-sectional study in outpatient clinics using self-report questionnaires. This study provides valuable data about the risk factors and association of MDD and suicide risk in adult outpatients in Han Chinese. Those factors allow better the employment of preventative measures.

  2. Analysis of clinical indexes and RUNX3, TBKBP1, PPARGC1B polymorphisms in Chinese Han patients with ankylosing spondylitis.

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    Liu, Jun; Lian, Zijian; Xiao, Yu; Shi, Lewis L; Chai, Wei; Wang, Yan

    2015-01-01

    Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a genetically determined disease. Runt-related transcription factor 3 (RUNX3), tumor necrosis factor family member-associated NF-κB activator binding kinase 1 binding protein (TBKBP1), and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma coactivator 1 beta (PPARGC1B) have recently been found to be associated with susceptibility to AS in patients of Western European descent. We hypothesize that these three genes may be related to clinical outcomes of Chinese Han AS patients. Blood samples were drawn from 396 HLA-B27-positive Chinese Han AS patients. Clinical indexes were scored for each patient, including the Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Functional Index (BASFI), Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index (BASDAI), and modified Stoke Ankylosing Spondylitis Spine Score (mSASSS), which measure patients' function of daily life and severity of AS. Twelve tagSNPs were selected from these three genes and genotyped. We analyzed the clinical indexes in different genotyped patients to investigate the relationship between severity of AS and different genotypes. The rs11249215 SNP in RUNX3 and the rs7379457 and rs32579 SNPs in PPARGC1B significantly affect the BASFI score in patients. The rs11249215, rs7551188, and rs1395621 SNPs in RUNX3 significantly affect the BASDAI scores. The two selected single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in TBKBP1 show no relationship with the clinical outcomes. None of the 12 SNPs is related to mSASSS. In conclusion, RUNX3 is related to both the severity of AS and the function of daily life. PPARGC1B is related to the function of daily life.

  3. Best anthropometric and atherogenic predictors of metabolic syndrome in the Chinese Han population in Xinjiang: the Cardiovascular Risk Survey.

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    Chen, Bang-Dang; He, Chun-Hui; Ma, Yi-Tong; Yang, Yi-Ning; Liu, Fen; Pan, Shuo; Ma, Xiang; Li, Xiao-Mei; Fu, Zhen-Yan; Xie, Xiang; Zheng, Ying-Ying

    2014-01-01

    This study aimed to identify the best predictor of metabolic syndrome (MetS) by comparing the predicting ability of various anthropometric and atherogenic parameters in the Chinese Han population in Xinjiang. A representative, cross-sectional sample of 5,757 Chinese Han adults were selected from the Cardiovascular Risk Survey conducted from October 2007 to March 2010. MetS prevalence, area under the curve (AUC), distance on the receiver operating characteristic curve and the cut-offs of each variable were compared for the presence of MetS. According to the criteria of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), the Joint Interim Statement (JIS) and the Third Adult Treatment Panel (ATPIII), 32.1, 48.5, 39.3% of men and 38.0, 45.1, 44.9% of women had MetS in Xinjiang. According to the IDF criteria, the waist-to-height ratio (WHtR) had the highest AUC value in men (0.836) and women (0.837), with the optimal cut-off of 0.54 in men and 0.53 in women. According to both the JIS and ATPIII criteria, triglycerides/high-density lipoprotein cholesterol TG/HDL-C had the highest AUC value in men (0.830 and 0.833, respectively) and women (0.832 and 0.827, respectively), with the optimal cut-offs being 1.6 and 1.2 in men and 1.1 and 1.1 in women, respectively. WHtR was the best predictor of MetS according to the IDF criteria while TG/HDL-C was the best predictor of MetS according to the JIS and ATPIII criteria.

  4. Association between polymorphisms of the IKZF3 gene and systemic lupus erythematosus in a Chinese Han population.

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    Xinze Cai

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: It has been reported that IKAROS family of zinc finger 3 (IKZF3-deficient mice spontaneously develop human systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE-like phenotypes and produce anti-dsDNA Ab leading to immune complex-mediated glomerulonephritis. Polymorphism of the IKZF3 gene corresponds with the susceptibility to several immune-related diseases. Our intention was to establish an association between polymorphisms in the IKZF3 gene and SLE in the Chinese Han population. METHODS: The study involved obtaining blood samples for DNA extraction and genotyping the 4 selected single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs in IKZF3, including rs12150079, rs9909593, rs907091, and rs2872507, by performing PCR restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis (PCR-RFLP. A group of 366 SLE patients were compared to 455 healthy controls. RESULTS: A significant decrease in frequencies of the rs907091 CC genotype and C allele appeared in the SLE patients unlike that observed in the controls (p = 0.001 and 0.015, respectively. The frequencies of the rs12150079 genotype and allele were different between the SLE patients and the control individuals, although the significance was only marginal (p = 0.046 and 0.049, respectively. In addition, a significantly low frequency of the GGCG haplotype was observed in the SLE patients, suggesting that it may provide protection against SLE (p = 0.011. CONCLUSION: To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study to demonstrate an important association between polymorphisms in IKZF3 and SLE in the Chinese Han population. A strong association between rs907091 in the IKZF3 gene and SLE was identified.

  5. Neck circumference might predict gestational diabetes mellitus in Han Chinese women: A nested case-control study.

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    He, Fang; He, Hua; Liu, Wenqi; Lin, Junyu; Chen, Bingjun; Lin, Yucong; Zhao, Yitao; Tao, Wen; Xia, Xuefeng

    2017-03-01

    A large neck circumference might be an indicator of metabolic syndrome and its components, and for certain patients is more practical as an index than waist circumference. The demarcation value for neck circumference that suggests metabolic syndrome appears to vary by ethnic group. Gestational diabetes mellitus is considered a component of metabolic syndrome in pregnant women. We investigated whether neck circumference in Han Chinese women is associated with gestational diabetes mellitus in early pregnancy, and determined a predictive demarcation value. A nested case-control study was carried out with 255 women aged 18-35 years. Gestational diabetes mellitus was diagnosed according to the criteria of the American Diabetes Association through a 2-h, 75-g oral glucose tolerance test. Of the total population, 41 (16%) women developed gestational diabetes mellitus by 24-28 weeks of gestation. Neck circumference at gestational week 16 positively correlated with pre-pregnancy waist circumference, bodyweight and body mass index, and maternal age (P = 0.029) and hemoglobin A1c at gestational week 24 (P ≤ 0.001). By binary logistic regression, neck circumference was an independent predictor of gestational diabetes mellitus (odds ratio 1.840, 95% confidence interval 1.040-3.254; P = 0.036). According to the receiver operating characteristic curve, for predicting gestational diabetes mellitus the optimal demarcation for neck circumference at gestational week 16 was 35.15 cm. Neck circumference is a viable tool to screen for gestational diabetes mellitus. In this population of pregnant Han Chinese women, a neck circumference of ≥35.15 cm was a predictor of gestational diabetes mellitus. © 2016 The Authors. Journal of Diabetes Investigation published by Asian Association for the Study of Diabetes (AASD) and John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd.

  6. [Gene polymorphisms of CYP3A5 and MDR-1 in Hans renal transplant recipients in Hunan Province].

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    Shao, Mingjie; Ye, Qifa; She, Xingguo; Liu, Hong; Ye, Shaojun; Niu, Ying; Ming, Yingzi

    2013-08-01

    To identify the polymorphisms of cytochrome P450 3A5 gene (CYP3A5) and multidrug resistance gene 1 (MDR-1) and their distributions in Hans renal transplant recipients in Hunan province, we analyzed the difference of the gene polymorphisms and distributions between Hunan province and 11 other provinces of China. We collected 598 Hans renal transplant recipients who had operation or follow-up examination in 3rd Xiangya Hospital from Hunan province. We examined the gene polymorphisms of CYP3A5 and MDR-1 and compared their distributions with the data from 11 other provinces of China by chi-square test. There were CYP3A5*1/*1 genotype in 58 cases (9.7%), CYP3A5*1/*3 genotype in 251 cases (42.0%), CYP3A5*3/*3 genotype in 289 cases (48.3%); MDR-1 3435CC genotype in 238 cases (39.8%), MDR-1 3435CT genotype in 263 cases (44.0%), MDR-1 3435TT genotype in 97 cases (16.2%). Frequency of CYP3A5*1/*1 and *1/*3 genotypes of Hunan province was higher than the that from the 11 other provinces of China and the frequency of mutator *3 was lower. Frequency of MDR-1 3435CC and 3435CT genotypes of Hunan province was higher and the frequency of mutator T was lower than that from the 11 other provinces of China. There were significant difference in gene polymorphisms and distributions of CYP3A5 and MDR-1 between Hunan province and the 11 other provinces of China. It may be a guideline for us to use calcineurin inhibitor drugs in the early stage after renal transplantation.

  7. SCN11A variants may influence postoperative pain sensitivity after gynecological surgery in Chinese Han female patients.

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    Sun, Jiaoli; Duan, Guangyou; Li, Ningbo; Guo, Shanna; Zhang, Yuhao; Ying, Ying; Zhang, Mi; Wang, Qingli; Liu, Jing Yu; Zhang, Xianwei

    2017-09-01

    Nav1.9, encoded by sodium voltage-gated channel alpha subunit 11 (SCN11A), is one of the main sodium channels involved in pain transmission. Dysfunction of Nav1.9 alters pain sensitivity, resulting in insensitivity to pain or familial episodic pain. Our purpose was to explore the effects of SCN11A single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) on postoperative pain sensitivity in Chinese Han female patients after gynecological surgery.Here, we combined the methods of tag SNPs and candidate SNPs. The associations between eleven SCN11A SNPs and basic pain sensitivity in female healthy volunteers were analyzed using the Plink software. The SNPs associated with basic pain sensitivity were termed positive SCN11A SNPs. The effect of these positive SNPs on postoperative pain sensitivity was explored in patients undergoing elective gynecological laparoscopic surgery and receiving postoperative patient-controlled analgesia (PCA). We assessed pain intensity using the numeric pain rating scale (NRS) and recorded PCA consumption.Our results suggested that 5 SNPs (rs33985936, rs13080116, rs11720988, rs11709492, and rs11720013) in 11 tag and candidate SNPs were associated with basic pain sensitivity (P  .05). However, among these positive SNPs, the minor alleles of rs33985936 and rs13080116 were significantly associated with increased PCA consumption (P < .01).To our knowledge, this is the first study to report that SCN11A SNPs affect postoperative pain sensitivity in Chinese Han women after gynecological surgery. The SNP rs33985936 and rs13080116 may serve as novel predictors for postoperative pain.

  8. TNF-α-308 polymorphism determines clinical manifestations and therapeutic response of ankylosing spondylitis in Han Chinese.

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    Ma, Hai-Jun; Yin, Qing-Feng; Wu, Yin; Guo, Ming-Hao

    2017-12-20

    There is ongoing debate as to whether tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α)-308 is associated with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). The aim of the present study was to determine whether TNF-α-308 is involved into genetic susceptibility, clinical features and therapeutic response of AS in Han Chinese. Two hundred and sixty AS patients with 260 ethnically matched healthy blood donors were enrolled into the present study. TNF-α-308 promoter polymorphism was identified using polymerase chain reaction amplification with restriction fragment length polymorphism assay. Population genetic analysis showed that the prevalence of allele A and G/A genotype was equally infrequent in both AS patients (3.85% and 7.69%) and healthy subjects (4.23% and 8.46%). Compared with the carriers of G/G genotype, remarkably elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate and serum C-reactive protein were observed in AS patients with G/A variant (87.06±49.40 vs. 55.53±42.99mm/h, P=.0126; 54.95±27.77 vs. 34.36±36.13mg/dl, P=.0116, respectively), and they always presented with inflammatory spinal pain (70.00% vs. 43.33%, P=0.0214) and suffered relatively mild sacroiliitis (65.00% vs. 41.67%, P=0.0431). The allele G and G/G genotype were more frequent in good responders to anti-TNF-α treatment (96.55% vs. 73.53%, P=.0032; 93.10% vs. 47.06%, P=.0015), whereas there was no obvious superiority of them in predicting therapeutic response of conventional medications for AS. Our data suggest that TNF-α-308 polymorphism may influence the clinical features rather than susceptibility to AS in our Han Chinese. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier España, S.L.U. All rights reserved.

  9. Association between common variants near LBX1 and adolescent idiopathic scoliosis replicated in the Chinese Han population.

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    Wenjie Gao

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS is one of the most common spinal deformities found in adolescent populations. Recently, a genome-wide association study (GWAS in a Japanese population indicated that three single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs, rs11190870, rs625039 and rs11598564, all located near the LBX1 gene, may be associated with AIS susceptibility [1]. This study suggests a novel AIS predisposition candidate gene and supports the hypothesis that somatosensory functional disorders could contribute to the pathogenesis of AIS. These findings warrant replication in other populations. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: First, we conducted a case-control study consisting of 953 Chinese Han individuals from southern China (513 patients and 440 healthy controls, and the three SNPs were all found to be associated with AIS predisposition. The ORs were observed as 1.49 (95% CI 1.23-1.80, P = 5.09E-5, 1.70 (95% CI 1.42-2.04, P = 1.17E-8 and 1.52 (95% CI 1.27-1.83, P = 5.54E-6 for rs625039, rs11190870 and rs11598564, respectively. Second, a case-only study including a subgroup of AIS patients (N = 234 was performed to determine the effects of these variants on the severity of the condition. However, we did not find any association between these variants and the severity of curvature. CONCLUSION: This study shows that the genetic variants near the LBX1 gene are associated with AIS susceptibility in Chinese Han population. It successfully replicates the results of the GWAS, which was performed in a Japanese population.

  10. Polymorphisms but Not Mutations of the KCNQ1 Gene Are Associated with Lone Atrial Fibrillation in the Chinese Han Population

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    Hui-min Chu

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. Recent studies suggest that mutation of the slow delayed rectifier potassium channel (IKs contributes to familial atrial fibrillation (FAF. In the current study, we identified common genetic variants of KCNQ1 and explored the potential association between KCNQ1 polymorphism with lone AF (LAF. Methods. Clinical data and blood samples were collected from 190 Han Chinese patients with sporadic AF and matched healthy controls. Variants of the KCNQ1 gene were identified using single-strand conformational polymorphism (SSCP analysis. A case-control association study in KCNQ1 identified six known single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs during SSCP screening of the 190 LAF patients and 190 healthy controls. Results. One of the SNPs in KCNQ1 was strongly associated with LAF; significant allelic association was detected rs59233444 (P=0.013, OR=1.469, 95% confidence interval (CI: 1.083–1.993. A multiple regression analysis indicated that rs59233444 is an independent risk factor for LAF. Twelve new variants were identified in KCNQ1, including one in the 5′-UTR, two in the 3′-UTR, six in introns, two synonymous substitutions, and one missense substitution. Variants c.1009C>T, c.1860C>T, and c.+2285C>T were not present in the 190 controls, and the others were identified in controls at various frequencies. Conclusions. rs59233444, a common SNP but not mutation in the coding regions of the KCNQ1 gene, is a risk factor for LAF in Chinese Han population.

  11. Genome-wide scans reveal variants at EDAR predominantly affecting hair straightness in Han Chinese and Uyghur populations.

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    Wu, Sijie; Tan, Jingze; Yang, Yajun; Peng, Qianqian; Zhang, Manfei; Li, Jinxi; Lu, Dongsheng; Liu, Yu; Lou, Haiyi; Feng, Qidi; Lu, Yan; Guan, Yaqun; Zhang, Zhaoxia; Jiao, Yi; Sabeti, Pardis; Krutmann, Jean; Tang, Kun; Jin, Li; Xu, Shuhua; Wang, Sijia

    2016-11-01

    Hair straightness/curliness is one of the most conspicuous features of human variation and is particularly diverse among populations. A recent genome-wide scan found common variants in the Trichohyalin (TCHH) gene that are associated with hair straightness in Europeans, but different genes might affect this phenotype in other populations. By sampling 2899 Han Chinese, we performed the first genome-wide scan of hair straightness in East Asians, and found EDAR (rs3827760) as the predominant gene (P = 4.67 × 10-16), accounting for 3.66 % of the total variance. The candidate gene approach did not find further significant associations, suggesting that hair straightness may be affected by a large number of genes with subtle effects. Notably, genetic variants associated with hair straightness in Europeans are generally low in frequency in Han Chinese, and vice versa. To evaluate the relative contribution of these variants, we performed a second genome-wide scan in 709 samples from the Uyghur, an admixed population with both eastern and western Eurasian ancestries. In Uyghurs, both EDAR (rs3827760: P = 1.92 × 10-12) and TCHH (rs11803731: P = 1.46 × 10-3) are associated with hair straightness, but EDAR (OR 0.415) has a greater effect than TCHH (OR 0.575). We found no significant interaction between EDAR and TCHH (P = 0.645), suggesting that these two genes affect hair straightness through different mechanisms. Furthermore, haplotype analysis indicates that TCHH is not subject to selection. While EDAR is under strong selection in East Asia, it does not appear to be subject to selection after the admixture in Uyghurs. These suggest that hair straightness is unlikely a trait under selection.

  12. A TagSNP in SIRT1 gene confers susceptibility to myocardial infarction in a Chinese Han population.

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    Jie Cheng

    Full Text Available SIRT1 exerts protective effects against endothelial cells dysfunction, inflammation and atherosclerosis, indicating an important role on myocardial infarction (MI pathogenesis. Nonetheless, the effects of SIRT1 variants on MI risk remain poorly understood. Here we aimed to investigate the influence of SIRT1 polymorphisms on individual susceptibility to MI. Genotyping of three tagSNPs (rs7069102, rs3818292 and rs4746720 in SIRT1 gene was performed in a Chinese Han population, consisting of 287 MI cases and 654 control subjects. In a logistic regression analysis, we found that G allele of rs7069102 had increased MI risk with odds ratio (OR of 1.57 [95% confidence interval (CI = 1.15-2.16, Bonferroni corrected P (Pc = 0.015] after adjustment for conventional risk factors compared to C allele. Similarly, the combined CG/GG genotypes was associated with the increased MI risk (OR = 1.64, 95% CI = 1.14-2.35, Pc = 0.021 compared to the CC genotype. Further stratified analysis revealed a more significant association with MI risk among younger subjects (≤ 55 years old. Consistent with these results, the haplotype rs7069102G-rs3818292A-rs4746720T containing the rs7069102 G allele was also associated with the increased MI risk (OR = 1.41, 95% CI = 1.09-1.84, Pc = 0.040. However, we did not detect any association of rs3818292 and rs4746720 with MI risk. Our study provides the first evidence that the tagSNP rs7069102 and haplotype rs7069102G-rs3818292A-rs4746720T in SIRT1 gene confer susceptibility to MI in the Chinese Han population.

  13. Vi kan alle lære af Obama!

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    Ivang, Reimer

    2009-01-01

    Man kan være enig eller uenig i Obamas politik. Men måden, hvorpå han anvender nye medier og kanaler til at engagere ungdommen, er fantastisk. Senest flyttede han igen grænserne ved at tale direkte til alle amerikanske skoleelever bl.a. via livestreaming på nettet. Han taler til de unge gennem...

  14. Hans Blumenberg: Historia In/conceptual, Antropología y Modernidad, por Faustino Oncina y Pedro García-Durán, eds.

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    Meléndez, Ana

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    Reseña de Oncina Coves, Faustino y García-Durán, Pedro (eds.) 2015, Hans Blumenberg: Historia in/conceptual, antropología y modernidad, Valencia: Pre-Textos. ISBN 978-84-16453-06-1, 240 páginas.   Ressenya de Oncina Coves, Faustino y García-Durán, Pedro (eds.) 2015, Hans Blumenberg: Historia in/conceptual, antropología y modernidad, Valencia: Pre-Textos. ISBN 978-84-16453-06-1, 240 pàgs.   Review of Oncina Coves, Faustino y García-Durán, Pedro (eds.) 2015, Hans Blumenberg: Historia in/c...

  15. Tracing the sources of nitrate in the Han River watershed in Korea, using delta15N-NO3- and delta18O-NO3- values.

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    Lee, Kwang-Sik; Bong, Yeon-Sik; Lee, Dongho; Kim, Yongje; Kim, Kangjoo

    2008-06-01

    The dissolved nitrate concentrations and their nitrogen and oxygen isotopic ratios were analyzed in seasonal samples from Korea's Han River to ascertain the seasonal and spatial variations of dissolved nitrate and its possible sources. Nitrate concentrations in the South Han River (SHR) were much higher than those in the North Han River (NHR), probably because of the more extensive distribution of agricultural fields, residential areas and animal farms in the SHR drainage basin. The nitrogen isotopic composition of dissolved nitrate indicates that nitrate-nitrogen (NO(3)(-)-N) is derived mainly from atmospheric deposition and/or soil organic matter in the NHR but comes principally from manure or sewage, with only a minor contribution from atmospheric deposition or soil organic matter, in the SHR. The oxygen isotopic compositions of dissolved nitrate suggest that most atmospheric nitrate undergoes microbial nitrification before entering the river.

  16. Ethnic disparities in the clustering of risk factors for cardiovascular disease among the Kazakh, Uygur, Mongolian and Han populations of Xinjiang: a cross-sectional study

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    Li Nanfang

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Chinese Uygur, Kazakh, Mongolian and Han populations represent >90% of the total population of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, and their genetic backgrounds, customs, culture, and food consumption are different. The effect of ethnic differences on cardiovascular disease risk factors (CRFs; hypertension, obesity, diabetes, dyslipidemia, smoking can be striking but is rarely studied. We report here the findings of the relationship among these ethnic groups and their CRFs across the four largest ethnic groups of Xinjiang. Methods A cross-sectional survey of representative samples was conducted 2002–2008 in Chinese Uygur, Kazakh, Mongolian and Han populations (age >30 years; 4,421 Kazakh, 3884 Han, 3,218 Uygur, and 892 Mongolian individuals in Xinjiang. Results A total of 90.4% of Kazakh, 91.9% of Uygur, 90.4% of Mongolian, 85.1% of Han individuals had at least one CRF. Clustering of ≥2 or ≥3 of these risk factors was noted in 65.2% or 32.1% of Kazakh, 64.8% or 33.0% of Uygur, 66.9% or 36.5% of Mongolian as well as 62.0% or 28.3% of Han subjects, respectively. Compared with the Han population, the adjusted odds ratios of ≥1, ≥2, and ≥3 CRFs for Kazakh, Uygur and Mongolian populations were higher (all P Conclusions Ethnic groups living in Xinjiang had striking differences in CRFs. Ethnic-specific strategies should be developed to prevent cardiovascular disease in different ethnic groups.

  17. [Relationship between R236C site in exon 7 of SP-B gene and respiratory distress syndrome in Han newborns in western Inner Mongolia].

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    Wang, Jing; Mei, Hua; Liu, Chun-Zhi; Zhang, Ya-Yu; Liu, Chun-Li; Song, Dan; Zhang, Yu-Heng

    2016-09-01

    To detect and analyze the genetic variation in exon 7 of lung surfactant protein B (SP-B), and to investigate the relationship between the genetic variation and the incidence of neonatal respiratory distress syndrome (NRDS) in Han populations in western Inner Mongolia. In the case-control study, 47 Han infants with NRDS were assigned to case group. All the 47 patients had the last three generations of their ancestors reside in western Inner Mongolia. Forty-seven Han newborns without NRDS were assigned to control group. PCR-based gene analysis was used to determine the mutation in exon 7 of SP-B gene and genotype and allele frequencies of the R236C site in exon 7 of SP-B gene. In Han newborns in western Inner Mongolia, there was no mutation in exon 7 of SP-B gene; two genotypes, CC and CT, were identified in the R236C site in exon 7 of SP-B gene. No TT genotype was found in the two groups. There were no significant differences in the genotype frequency of CC or CT as well as the allele frequency of C or T between the case and control groups (CC: 72% vs 85%, P>0.05; CT: 28% vs 15%, P>0.05; C: 85% vs 93%, P>0.05; T: 15% vs 7%, P>0.05). There is no mutation in exon 7 of SP-B gene in Han infants with NRDS in western Inner Mongolia. There is no significant association between the gene polymorphism of the R236C site in exon 7 of SP-B gene and the incidence of NRDS in Han populations in that region.

  18. VEGFA SNPs and transcriptional factor binding sites associated with high altitude sickness in Han and Tibetan Chinese at the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau.

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    Buroker, Norman E; Ning, Xue-Han; Zhou, Zhao-Nian; Li, Kui; Cen, Wei-Jun; Wu, Xiu-Feng; Zhu, Wei-Zhong; Scott, C Ronald; Chen, Shi-Han

    2013-05-01

    Mountain sickness (MS) occurs among humans visiting or inhabiting high altitude environments. We conducted genetic analyses of seven single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the promoter region of VEGFA gene for lowland (Han) and highland (Tibetan) Chinese. The seven SNPs were evaluated in Han and Tibetan patients with acute (A) and chronic (C) MS. We compared 64 patients with AMS with 64 Han unaffected with MS, as well as 48 CMS patients with 32 unaffected Tibetans. The SNPs studied are rs699947, rs34357231, rs79469752, rs13207351, rs28357093, rs1570360, and rs2010963 which are found in the promoter ranging from -2,578 to -634 bp from the transcriptional start site (TSS), respectively. Direct sequencing was used to identify individual genotypes for these SNPs. Arterial oxygen saturation of hemoglobin (SaO2) was found to be significantly associated with the rs699947, rs34357231, rs13207351, and rs1570360 SNPs in Han patients with AMS, while the rs2010963 SNP was found to approach significance in the AMS study group, but found to be significantly associated in the normal Tibetan study group. The Han and Tibetan control groups were found to diverge significantly for the rs28357093 and rs2010963 SNPs, as measured by genetic distances of 0.073 and 0.054, respectively. All the SNPs are found in transcriptional factor binding sites (TFBS), and their possible role in gene regulation was evaluated with regard to MS. MS was found to be significantly associated with these SNPs compared with their Han and Tibetan control groups, indicating that these nucleotide substitutions result in TFBS changes which apparently have a physiological effect on the development of high altitude sickness.

  19. Han Chinese polycystic ovary syndrome risk variants in women of European ancestry: relationship to FSH levels and glucose tolerance.

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    Saxena, R; Georgopoulos, N A; Braaten, T J; Bjonnes, A C; Koika, V; Panidis, D; Welt, C K

    2015-06-01

    Are PCOS risk variants identified in women of Han Chinese ethnicity also associated with risk of PCOS or the phenotypic features of PCOS in European women? One variant, rs2268361-T, in the intron of FSHR was associated with PCOS and lower FSH levels, while another variant rs705702-G near the RAB5B and SUOX genes was associated with insulin and glucose levels after oral glucose testing in women with PCOS of European ethnicity. Three of the eleven variants associated with PCOS in the Han Chinese genome-wide association studies were also associated with PCOS in at least one European population when corrected for multiple testing (DENND1A, THADA and YAP1). However, additional replication is needed to establish the importance of these variants in European women and to determine the relationship to PCOS phenotypic traits. The study was a case-control examination in a discovery cohort of women with PCOS (n = 485) and controls (n = 407) from Boston (Boston 1). Replication was performed in women from Greece (cases n = 884 and controls n = 311) and an additional cohort from Boston (Boston electronic medical record (EMR); n = 350 cases and n = 1258 controls). Women had PCOS defined by the National Institutes of Health criteria in Boston 1 and Greece (n = 783), with additional subjects fulfilling the Rotterdam criteria (hyperandrogenism, polycystic ovary morphology and regular menses) in Greece (n = 101). Controls in Boston and Greece had regular menstrual cycles and no hyperandrogenism. The second cohort from Boston was defined using the EMR and natural language processing. Allele frequencies for variants associated with PCOS in Han Chinese women were examined in PCOS cases and controls, along with the relationship to quantitative traits. A variant rs2268361-T in an intron of FSHR was associated with PCOS (0.84 [0.76-0.93], OR [95% CI]; P = 0.002). The rs2268361-T was associated with lower FSH levels (-0.15 ± 0.05; P = 0.0029). A variant rs705702-G near RAB5B and SUOX was

  20. 平生足悲吒----論韓愈詩的憂憤悲懷/The Sadness of Life-Han Yu's Poetry of Grief and Sorrow

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    Ming-chang LIN

    2012-09-01

    This paper is a study of the element of melancholy apprehension in Han Yu’s poetry. Han’s apprehension of melancholy, which up to now has received very little attention, is discussed in three aspects: (1 the fear of old age and sickness, (2 the fear of hunger and cold, and (3 the fear of death. Against the background of Han Yu’s unstable and uncertain life and career, the new reading and analysis show that melancholy lies at the very heart of his personality and writing.