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Shrigiriwar Manish - - 2012
Age determination is crucial in medicolegal cases. Various factors are considered for determination of age, out of which teeth are the most durable structures in human body which are better preserved even in the acidic soil. In many archaeological sites and forensic cases, teeth are the only available human remains ...
Pandey Ambarish - - 2012
There is an increased interest in smartphone applications as a tool for delivery of health-care information. There have been no studies which evaluated the availability and content of cancer-related smartphone applications. This study aims to identify and analyze cancer-related applications available on the Apple iTunes platform. The Apple iTunes store ...
Shi Chun-Mei - - 2012
NYGGF4, also known as phosphotyrosine interaction domain containing 1(PID1), is a recently discovered gene which is involved in obesity-related insulin resistance (IR) and mitochondrial dysfunction. We aimed to further elucidate the effects and mechanisms underlying NYGGF4-induced IR by investigating the effect of overexpressing mitochondrial transcription factor A (TFAM), which is ...
Cho Sang Soo - - 2012
Impulsivity is a complex behaviour composed of different domains encompassing behavioural dis-inhibition, risky decision-making and delay discounting abnormalities. To investigate regional brain correlates between levels of individual impulsivity and grey matter volume, we performed voxel-based morphometric correlation analysis in 34 young, healthy subjects using impulsivity scores measured with Barratt Impulsivity ...
Mahon Pamela Belmonte - - 2012
RATIONALE: Chronic dysregulation of hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis activity is related to several neuropsychiatric disorders. Studies suggest that cortisol response to stress has a strong genetic etiology, and that FK506 binding protein 5 (FKBP5) and G-protein coupled type-I CRH receptor (CRHR1) are key proteins regulating response. Variations in the genes encoding ...
El-Mezayen Hatem A - - 2013
Tumor metastasis involves the dissemination of malignant cells into the basement membrane, and the vascular system contributes to the circulating pool of these markers. In this context, our aim has been focused on the development of a non-invasive score based on degradation of the backbone of glycosaminoglycans of the extracellular ...
Noshiro Daisuke - - 2012
Using native chemical ligation, we constructed a Ca(2+)-gated fusion channel protein consisting of alamethicin and the C-terminal domain of calmodulin. At pH 5.4 and in the absence of Ca(2+), this fusion protein yielded a burst-like channel current with no discrete channel conductance levels. However, Ca(2+) significantly lengthened the specific channel ...
Sakowicz Agata - - 2012
This study investigates the potential role of 17 chosen polymorphisms in 15 candidate genes and the risk of myocardial infarction in patients under 45 years of age. The study consists of 271 patients with myocardial infarction and 141 controls. The analysis of genetic polymorphisms was performed using the PCR-RFLP method. Of ...
Giannotti S - - 2012
Distal radius fractures can be treated with different methods, depending on the type of fracture and, on our experience, according to the Fernandez algorithm. The report presents our experience treating distal radius fractures using a volar plate. We reviewed retrospectively 20 patients treated, during a period of 3 years (May 2008-May ...
Ainiwaer Julaiti - - 2012
To evaluate the association of the plasma riboflavin level in Kazak esophageal cancer patients and their riboflavin transporter (C20orf54) gene statuses. Plasma riboflavin levels were detected by high performance liquid chromatography in Kazak patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) and healthy controls. C20orf54 mRNA and protein expression were analyzed ...
Souza I G B - - 2012
Platonia insignis Mart. (Clusiaceae) is widespread throughout the Amazon and adjacent areas. The fruits (known locally as "bacuri") have significant commercial potential, but the species is under threat from agro-industrial expansion. The genetic variability within 72 genotypes of P. insignis belonging to ten populations collected in the Brazilian states of ...
Wieske L - - 2012
Critical illness may affect the autonomic nervous system. Decreased cardiovascular autonomic function measured by heart rate variability (HRV) has been reported in critically ill patients but limited information exists about other autonomic functions. The cold face test (CFT) and skin wrinkle test (SWT) have never been investigated in critically ill ...
Itamochi Hiroaki - - 2012
A new line of human ovarian serous adenocarcinoma cells, TU-OS-4, was established and characterized. The cells showed a short, spindle-shaped morphology and grew in monolayers without contact inhibition while forming an arrangement resembling a jigsaw puzzle. Chromosome numbers ranged from 55 to 73. The proliferation rate was lower than other ...
Aleong Ryan G - - 2012
BACKGROUND: -In patients with chronic heart failure and reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (HFREF) β-blockers prevent cardiac arrhythmias, including ventricular tachycardia/fibrillation (VT/VF). We hypothesized that prevention of ventricular arrhythmias by the β-blocker/sympatholytic agent bucindolol is influenced by genetic variation in adrenergic receptors (ARs). METHODS AND RESULTS: -From a substudy of ...
Chou Po-Han - - 2012
Allergic rhinitis (AR) is common in children. Characteristic symptoms of AR may result in daytime inattention, irritability, and hyperactivity, which are also components of ADHD. Conflicting data in previous studies exist regarding the relationship between ADHD and AR. The aim of this study was to examine the prevalence and risk ...
Zhang Jia-Xing - - 2013
Delta-like ligand 4 (DLL4), one of the transmembranous Notch ligands, is upregulated at the site of tumor growth, particularly during tumor angiogenesis. Expression pattern of DLL4 in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) and the clinical and prognostic significance remain unclear. In this study, immunohistochemical analysis (IHC) was used to examine the protein ...
Shibuya Isao - - 2012
Implantation of octacalcium phosphate (OCP), a hydroxyapatite precursor, has been reported to induce chondrogenesis in vivo. In this study, we examined the effects of OCP on the chondrogenic differentiation of mouse chondroblastic ATDC5 cells in vitro. Contrary to our expectation, chondrogenic differentiation of ATDC5 cells evaluated by the mRNA expression ...
Quraishi N A - - 2012
PURPOSE: Metastatic spinal cord compression (MSCC) requires expeditious treatment. While there is no ambiguity in the literature about the urgency of care for patients with MSCC, the effect of timing of surgical intervention has not been investigated in detail. The objective of our study was to investigate whether or not ...
Ottens Renée - - 2012
We report on successful amplification of DNA profiles from a single hair. Direct amplification was used on the root tip of both anagen and telogen hairs using a kit to amplify 15 STR loci. All 30 anagen hairs tested from five different people gave full DNA profiles after 29 cycles ...
Tian Jun - - 2012
PURPOSE: We aim to investigate the reliability and validity of the Chinese version of the Resilience Scale (RS-14) and to determine the cutoff score of the RS-14 for screening Chinese cancer patients with low resilience. METHODS: The current study was divided into two studies. In the first study, we randomly ...
Ramli Elvy Suhana Mohd - - 2012
Rapid onset of bone loss is a frequent complication of systemic glucocorticoid therapy which may lead to fragility fractures. Glucocorticoid action in bone depends upon the activity of 11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1 enzyme (11β-HSD1). Regulations of 11β-HSD1 activity may protect the bone against bone loss due to excess glucocorticoids. Glycyrrhizic ...
Javed M Tariq - - 2012
The presence of Eriophorum angustifolium in mine tailings of pyrite maintains a neutral pH, despite weathering, thus lowering the release of toxic elements into acid mine drainage water. We investigated if the presence of slightly elevated levels of free toxic elements triggers the plant rhizosphere to change the pH towards ...
Bourguignon Mathieu - - 2012
We introduce a novel multimodal scheme for primary sensorimotor hand area (SM1ha) mapping integrating multiple functional indicators from functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and magnetoencephalography (MEG). Ten right-handed healthy subjects (19-33 years; 5 females, 5 males) and four patients (24-64 years; 2 females, 2 males) suffering from space-occupying brain lesion close to ...
Khan Arif - - 2012
The authors report a case of previously healthy toddler who presented with acute sore throat that led to bacteremia, septic shock, disseminated intravascular coagulopathy, encephalopathy and pleural effusion. Magnetic resonance imaging and venogram showed thrombosis of the internal jugular vein. He was successfully treated with antibiotics and low molecular weight ...
Wang Chuncheng - - 2012
There is considerable interest in the management of insecticide resistance in mosquitoes. One possible approach to slowing down the evolution of resistance is to use late-life-acting (LLA) insecticides that selectively kill only the old mosquitoes that transmit malaria, thereby reducing selection pressure favoring resistance. In this paper we consider an ...
Matsuno Toshihide - - 2012
Accumulations of inorganic nitrogen (NH(4) (+), NO(2) (-), and NO(3) (-)) were analyzed to evaluate the nitrogen circulation activity in 76 agricultural soils. Accumulation of NH(4) (+) was observed, and the reaction of NH(4) (+) → NO(2) (-) appeared to be slower than that of NO(2) (-) → NO(3) (-) in agricultural soil. Two ...
Klein Tanja Yvonne - - 2012
In this study, we present porous ceramics combining the antibacterial effect of copper with an integrated copper removal adsorbent. After preparing and characterizing the antibacterial copper-doped microbeads and monoliths (CuBs and CuMs), their antibacterial efficiency is probed against different non-pathogenic and pathogenic bacteria (Bacillus subtilis, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus and ...
Allodi Ilary - - 2012
In this study, we screened in vitro the different capabilities of trophic factors with promising effect for enhancing selective regeneration and thus promoting specific reinnervation of target organs after peripheral nerve regeneration. We found that FGF-2 (18 kDa) was the trophic factor that exerted the most selective effect in promoting neurite ...
Schreglmann Kathrin - - 2012
Environmental degradation of organic micropollutants is difficult to monitor due to their diffuse and ubiquitous input. Current approaches-concentration measurements over time, or daughter-to-parent compound ratios-may fall short, because they do not consider dilution, compound-specific sorption characteristics or alternative degradation pathways. Compound-specific isotope analysis (CSIA) offers an alternative approach based on ...
Grech Victor - - 2012
The male-female ratio at birth (M/F: male births divided by total births) is anticipated to approximate 0.515. This has been shown to be declining in industrialised countries and to be displaying a latitude gradient in Europe, with more males born in warmer, southern climates. Annual national data for the British ...
Gundersen Deke T - - 2012
Re-introduction of California Condors into Oregon is currently being considered, but there are concerns about the safety of potential food sources of this species. Condors are opportunistic feeders and a largely available food source for this species will be stranded marine mammal carcasses. We analyzed 37 blubber samples from 7 ...
Gobbens Robbert J J - - 2012
PURPOSE: Although frailty was originally a medical concept, nowadays more and more researchers are convinced of its multidimensional nature, including a psychological and social domain of frailty as well as a physical domain. The objective of this study was to test the hypothesis that the prediction of quality of life ...
Wei Yumei - - 2012
Glutathione S-transferases play a critical role in the detoxification and elimination of electrophilic carcinogens by conjugating them to glutathione. Homozygous deletions of GSTM1 and GSTT1 have been suggested as risk factors for some cancers, including colorectal, pancreatic, and esophageal cancers. Results of previous individual studies published to estimate the associations ...
Suárez Carlos - - 2012
Minimally invasive surgery has evolved over the last two decades to encompass all fields of surgery, including curative intent cancer surgery of the head and neck. Much evidence is in favor of routine use of transoral laser resection, which can be considered the method of choice for treatment of early ...
Liu Yu - - 2012
Precipitation from the previous August to the current June over the last 232 years in Liancheng, China, was reconstructed by a transfer function based on the correlation between tree-ring widths and local meteorological data. The explained variance was 45.3 %, and fluctuations on both annual and decadal scales were captured. Wet periods ...
Ohkubo Kenji - - 2012
In Japan, a lower maintenance dose of ticlopidine is used than in the United States and Europe. Therefore a lower maintenance dose of clopidogrel may also be considered appropriate in Japanese patients. The present randomized pilot study evaluated the efficacy and safety of 50 mg clopidogrel in Japanese patients who ...
Westman Ola - - 2012
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are widespread fused-ring contaminants formed during incomplete combustion of almost all kind of organic materials from both natural and anthropogenic sources. Some PAHs have been shown to be carcinogenic to humans, and a wide range of PAHs are found in wildlife all around the globe including ...
Pérez-Ruixo Carlos - - 2012
PURPOSE: To characterize the hyperthermic intraperitoneal oxaliplatin (HIO) pharmacokinetics in peritoneum and plasma in patients with peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC) after cytoreductive surgery (CRS). METHODS: Data from 36 patients receiving HIO diluted in isotonic 4 % icodextrin were combined with data from 13 patients receiving HIO diluted in isotonic 5 % dextrose. Total ...
Saha Manish K - - 2012
A 17-year-old male with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder was admitted to the hospital with generalized weakness. Vital signs and physical examination were normal. Laboratory data were notable for a creatinine of 4.5 mg/dL (baseline 0.6 mg/dL), estimated glomerular filtration rate of 18 ml/min/1.73 m² and hemoglobin 10 g/dL. Urinalysis revealed only 30 mg/dL protein. Serology for ...
von Lehe M - - 2012
PURPOSE: Perioperative complications following craniotomy in pediatric neurosurgery have received little attention. We analyzed perioperative complications and early outcomes following craniotomy in a large cohort of pediatric patients. METHODS: A retrospective chart review identified 769 operations (27 % epilepsy surgery, 26 % trauma, 21 % tumor, 7 % vascular, 4 % infections, 14 % other, and ...
Qin Feng - - 2012
Livestock are frequently provided nutrient-depleted diets, which can negatively impact animal health and productivity. In our previous trial, we found that iodine (I) supplementation (not selenium (Se)) could increase cashmere production. In order to explore the role of I and Se in cashmere growth, we investigated the effects of dietary ...
Krajnović Milena - - 2013
In this study, methylation-specific polymerase chain reaction was used to investigate the role and potential prognostic significance of the methylation status of p16, p15, MGMT and DAPK genes in 32 specimens of follicular lymphoma (FL). Hypermethylation of p15 gene was associated with lower hemoglobin level (P = 0.020) and MGMT/DAPK comethylation with ...
Juvonen Jaana - - 2012
There is a robust association between aggression and social prominence by early adolescence, yet findings regarding the direction of influence remain inconclusive in light of gender differences across various forms of aggressive behaviors. The current study examined whether physical aggression and spreading of rumors, as two gender-typed aggressive behaviors that ...
Chen Dan - - 2012
Previous study has shown that there is a functional link between the transient receptor potential vanilloid type 1 (TRPV1) receptor and protease-activated receptor-4 (PAR4) in modulation of inflammation and pain. Capsaicin activation of TRPV1 is involved in enhancement of the expression of TRPV1 in mRNA and protein in dorsal root ...
Thienpont Emmanuel - - 2012
PURPOSE: C-reactive protein (CRP) is an acute-phase biomarker responding to surgical trauma. Typically, a first peak is observed at day 2 with a reduction at day 4 and normalization 3-6 weeks after surgery. CRP is often linked to prosthetic joint infection when elevated values are present longer time after surgery. The ...
Gong Xianqiong - - 2012
Enoyl-coenzyme A hydratase (ECHS1) is a key enzyme in the metabolism of fatty acids in mitochondria. We previously reported that hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) interacted with ECHS1 in a yeast two-hybrid system. In the current study, we further examined their interaction by using GST pull-down and co-immunoprecipitation assays. The ...
Schlaier Juergen Ralf - - 2012
BACKGROUND: The goal of our study was to investigate the influence of intraoperative microelectrode recordings and clinical testing on the location of the final stimulation site in deep brain stimulation in Parkinson's disease. METHODS: In 22 patients with Parkinson's disease we compared magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-based and atlas-based targets with ...
Rogosnitzky Moshe - - 2012
Hepatoblastoma is the most common liver malignancy in children, typically diagnosed before age 2. The survival rate for hepatoblastoma has increased dramatically in the last 30 years, but the typical chemotherapeutic agents used for treatment are associated with significant toxicity. In this report, the authors present two cases of hepatoblastoma treated ...
Chang Cheng-Kai - - 2012
Band gap opening and engineering is one of the high priority goals in the development of graphene electronics. Here, we report on the opening and scaling of band gap in BN doped graphene (BNG) films grown by low-pressure chemical vapor deposition method. High resolution transmission electron microscopy is employed to ...
Tang G - - 2012
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: L-type voltage-dependent Ca(2+) channels (VDCCs) in pancreatic beta cells play a critical role in regulating insulin secretion. The gasotransmitter H(2)S is mostly generated from L-cysteine in pancreatic beta cells by cystathionine γ-lyase (CSE) and has been reported to inhibit insulin release by opening ATP-sensitive K(+) channels. However, whether and ...
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