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Karolczak Justyna J Department of Biochemistry, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, 3 Pasteur St. 02-093, Warsaw, - - 2013
Myosin VI (MVI) is a unique unconventional motor moving backwards on actin filaments. In non-muscle cells, it is involved in cell migration, endocytosis and intracellular trafficking, actin cytoskeleton dynamics, and possibly in gene transcription. An important role for MVI in striated muscle functioning was suggested in a report showing that ...
Milman Tatyana - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Unprecedented recent advances in the molecular genetics of cutaneous malignancies have markedly improved our ability to diagnose, treat, and counsel patients with skin tumors. This review provides an update on molecular genetics of periocular cutaneous basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, sebaceous carcinoma, Merkel cell carcinoma, and malignant melanoma ...
Zhou Ye-Bo - - 2012
Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ (PPARγ) and its ligands have profound effects on glucose homeostasis, cardiovascular diseases, and bone metabolism. To explore the pathophysiological roles of PPARγ in diabetes with concomitant vascular calcification, we investigated changes in PPARγ expression and the effect of the PPARγ ligands troglitazone and rosiglitazone on vascular ...
Lalitha Gurusamy - - 2012
The present study was designed to investigate the cardioprotective effect of neferine against isoproterenol-induced myocardial infarction. Neferine was given orally for 30 days, and isoproterenol was injected subcutaneously for 2 days. Histopathological examination of heart tissue of isoproterenol-treated rats showed myocardial necrosis. Biochemical analysis of isoproterenol-treated rats showed significant increase in the ...
Liu Zhi-chen - - 2013
To evaluate effectiveness of carboxymethylcellulose/polyethylene oxide (CMC/PEO) gel in improving clinical outcomes after the first-time lumbar discectomy. Ninety-three patients with herniated lumbar disc at L4-L5 or L5-S1 were enrolled and randomized into two groups: CMC/PEO gel treatment group and control group. All the patients underwent laminotomy and discectomy by posterior ...
Schmidlin Patrick R - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the article was to present an overview of the management strategies of dentin hypersensitivity (DHS) and summarize and discuss the therapeutic options. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A PubMed literature search was conducted to identify articles dealing with dentin hypersensitivity prophylaxis and treatment. We focussed on meta-analyses of ...
Hiraoka Hisaaki - - 2012
The analysis of deoxynivalenol (DON) in silage samples using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) often leads to an overestimation. To better analyze DON in rice and corn silages using a commercially available ELISA kit, a cleanup method using a MultiSep #226 column was developed. As a result, overestimation of DON by ...
Francés Alberto - - 2012
There is a need to study and validate the mechanical behavior of the bone-implant total hip prosthesis and the treatment of its complications with experimental studies due to the limitations showed by numerical methods. Epoxy resin replicas of a femur (stereolithography) and a mechanical validation were performed. We studied three ...
Sebők Béla - - 2012
The long term effect of the human body on a pyrolytic carbon covered C/C composite maxillofacial implant (CarBulat(Tm)) was investigated by comparing the structure, the surface morphology and composition of an implant retrieved after 8 years to a sterilized, but not implanted one. Although the thickness of the carbon fibres constituting ...
Kaplan Henry - - 2012
Ionizing radiation is a known cause of myeloid leukemia, but it is not known whether therapeutic doses for breast cancer (BC) pose an increased risk. We hypothesized that BC radiation treatment is associated with increased risk of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML) as seen in a previously ...
Bai Chunyu - - 2012
Mesenchymal stem/progenitor cells derived from Wharton's jelly of the umbilical cord (UCMSCs/UCMPCs) are multipotent, and can be differentiated in vitro into many cell types. Much work has been done on UCMSCs/UCMPCs from humans, mice, rabbits, and other mammals, but the relatively little literature has been published about these cells in ...
Boyle R T - - 2012
We used immunocytochemical and fluorometric techniques to show that gill cells of two marine invertebrates, the crab Neohelice granulata (osmoregulator) and the clam Mesodesma mactroides (osmoconformer), increase the expression of membrane transporters [Na(+)/K(+)-ATPase and aquaporin (AQP1)] after whole-animals exposure (96 h) to sublethal concentrations of copper in water of salinity 30 ppt, ...
Zhang Aihua - - 2012
Liver fibrosis (LF) is the final stage of liver dysfunction, characterized by diffuse fibrosis which is the main response to the liver injury. Haptoglobin (HP) protein, produced as an acute phase reactant during LF, preventing liver damage, may be potential molecular targets for early LF diagnostics and therapeutic applications. However, ...
Fidjeland Andreas K - - 2012
This paper presents a toolbox of solutions that enable the user to construct biologically-inspired spiking neural networks with tens of thousands of neurons and millions of connections that can be simulated in real time, visualized in 3D and connected to robots and other devices. NeMo is a high performance simulator ...
Van Impe A - - 2012
Behavioral studies suggest that postural control requires increased cognitive control and visuospatial processing with aging. Consequently, performance can decline when concurrently performing a postural and a demanding cognitive task. We aimed to identify the neural substrate underlying this effect. A demanding cognitive task, requiring visuospatial transformations, was performed with varying ...
Daraei H - - 2012
The aim of the present research is to develop economic, fast, and versatile method for the removal of toxic organic pollutant phenol from wastewater using eggshell. The batch experiments are conducted to evaluate the effect of pH, phenol concentration, dosage of adsorbent, and contact time on the removal of phenol. ...
Awad Nibal - - 2012
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare the implementation process and the learning curves of laparoscopic and robotic-assisted laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy (LSC and RSC, respectively) for vaginal apex prolapse. METHODS: A retrospective study of the first 40 LSC and first 40 RSC procedures performed at one medical center. The ...
de Castro S M M - - 2012
A 16-y-old boy presented with complaints of acute abdomen. Ultrasonography showed an enlarged and tender appendix suggestive of acute appendicitis. The patient underwent surgery and during surgery the appendix was found with a red vasculitis-like distal end, not typical for acute appendicitis. Further per operative examination of the intestines revealed ...
Li Jinjie - - 2012
Cytoplasmic male sterility (CMS) is a maternally inherited trait characterized by the inability to produce functional pollen. The CMS-associated protein Orf507 (reported as Orf456 in previous researches) was previously identified as a candidate gene for mediating male sterility in pepper. Here, we performed yeast two-hybrid analysis to screen for interacting ...
Lei Huali - - 2012
Serpins (serine proteinase inhibitors) are evidenced to regulate numerous biological processes such as immunoregulation in parasitic helminths. The functions of serpins from Clonorchis sinensis remain unclear to date. In this study, two serpin genes, respectively denominated as CsproSERPIN and CsSERPIN2, had been selected from metacercaria cDNA library of C. sinensis. ...
Paul Asosii - - 2012
Two expressed sequence tags with similarity to dehydrin were cloned to full-length (CsDHN1 and CsDHN2) through rapid amplification of cDNA ends. CsDHN1 and CsDHN2 were 1,027 and 992 base pair long and encoded for predicted polypeptides of 260 and 201 amino acids, respectively. Deduced CsDHN1 protein had a S-segment and ...
Uchigasaki Seisaku - - 2012
We investigated the genetic markers of twelve X-STR loci in 670 healthy, unrelated Japanese (438 men and 232 women) from Tokyo and 488 Chinese (263 men and 225 women) from Shenyang, using the Investigator Argus X-12 kit. Allele and haplotype analyses of twelve X-STRs clustered into four linkage groups indicated ...
Quraishi N A NA Centre for Spinal Studies and Surgery, Queens Medical Centre Campus of Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Derby Road, Nottingham, NG7 2UH, UK. - - 2013
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 the ...
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 ...
Liu Qi-Fa - - 2012
Knowledge concerning the clinical and biological characteristics of acute leukemia of ambiguous lineage (ALAL) is limited so that there has been a lack of uniformity in treatment. In this report, we retrospectively investigated the effect of intensified conditioning on adult ALAL undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT). A total ...
Rinaldi Laura - - 2012
A cross-sectional serological survey was conducted to evaluate the prevalence of besnoitiosis in cattle farms located in a region of southern Italy. A geographical information system (GIS) was used in order to uniformly sample the bovine farms (n = 88) throughout the entire region. Blood samples were collected from 528 autochthonous cattle ...
Zhang Jian - - 2013
Recently, the prognostic value of cancer-related inflammatory response has been revealed. Previous studies showed that peripheral neutrophils and lymphocytes had significant impact on the prognosis of advanced and early-node-negative non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The purpose of this study was to investigate the prognostic value of preoperative lymphocyte and neutrophil counts ...
Klumplerova Marie - - 2012
Insect bite hypersensitivity (IBH) is an allergic dermatitis of horses caused by bites of insects. IBH is a multifactorial disease with contribution of genetic and environmental factors. Candidate gene association analysis of IBH was performed in a group of 89 Icelandic horses all born in Iceland and imported to Europe. ...
Romero-Ortuno R - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Material deprivation in cold weather may increase the risk of hypothermia and contribute to excess winter mortality. To date, there were no local data to support the potential contribution of material deprivation to the incidence of hypothermia in Irish older people. AIM: To contribute evidence from a hospital-based perspective. ...
Zheng Minghui - - 2012
The excretory secretory products (ESP) of Clonorchis sinensis are the causative agents of clonorchiasis and biliary diseases. The parasites' ESP play important roles in host-parasite interactions. The protein compositions of ESP at different secretory times are different and have not been systemically investigated so far. In this study, we collected ...
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 ...
Deeken John F JF Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University Medical Center, 3800 Reservoir Road, NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA. - - 2013
Docetaxel is a taxane anticancer drug used in a wide variety of solid tumors. Liposomes are versatile drug carriers that may increase drug solubility, serve as sustained release systems, provide protection from drug degradation and toxicities, and help overcome multidrug resistance. This phase I study was conducted to determine 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 ...
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 ...
Cummins Nathan W NW Division of Infectious Diseases, Mayo Clinic, 200 1st Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA. - - 2013
Past efforts at curing infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) have been blocked by the resistance of some infected cells to viral cytopathic effects and the associated development of a latent viral reservoir. Furthermore, current efforts to clear the viral reservoir by means of reactivating latent virus are hampered ...
Bai Haitao - - 2012
Numerous studies have demonstrated that microRNA-21 (miR-21), as an oncogene, is involved in the occurrence of many types of tumor and the sensitivity of tumor cells to chemotherapeutic drugs. In the present study, we investigated whether miR-21 is involved in regulating the sensitivity of the diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) ...
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 ...
Noll Matias - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: Following a search conducted in several databases, no instrument was found that jointly evaluates the prevalence of back pain and its associated demographic, social-economic, hereditary, behavioral and postural risk factors. Thus, the present study aims to develop the Back Pain and Body Posture Evaluation Instrument (BackPEI) for school-age children ...
March-Rosselló G A - - 2012
Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF) is a widely used tool in clinical microbiology for rapidly identifying microorganisms. This technique can be applied directly on positive blood cultures without the need for its culturing, thereby, reducing the time required for microbiological diagnosis. The present study proposes an innovative identification protocol ...
Nakayama Atsuko - - 2012
In Japan, there has been virtually no study in a population large enough to definitively demonstrate a relationship between the preoperative clinical features and postoperative outcomes in patients undergoing abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair. The aim of this study was to determine the preoperative variables that significantly predict postoperative mortality ...
Lewiecki E Michael - - 2012
Conventional radiography can detect most fractures, evaluate their healing, and visualize characteristic skeletal abnormalities for some metabolic bone diseases. Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) is used to measure areal bone mineral density (BMD) in order to diagnose osteoporosis, estimate fracture risk, and monitor changes in BMD over time. Vertebral fracture assessment ...
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 ...
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