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Sanchez C C Center for Cell and Gene Therapy, Baylor College of Medicine, The Methodist Hospital, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, TX 77030, - - 2013
Prostate cancer remains a significant health problem for men in the Western world. Although treatment modalities are available, these do not confer long-term benefit and are accompanied by substantial side effects. Adoptive immunotherapy represents an attractive alternative to conventional treatments as a means to control tumor growth. To selectively target ...
Medina-Cleghorn Daniel D Program in Metabolic Biology, Department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology, University of California, 127 Morgan Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720, - - 2013
One of the more provocative realizations that have come out of the genome sequencing projects is that organisms possess a large number of uncharacterized or poorly characterized enzymes. This finding belies the commonly held notion that our knowledge of cell metabolism is nearly complete, underscoring the vast landscape of unannotated ...
Jeddi Marjan - - 2013
We provide the first reference values for bone mineral content and bone mineral density according to age and sex in Iranian children and adolescents. The prevalence of hypovitaminosis D was high, and levels of physical activity were low in our sample. Multiple regression analyses showed age, BMI, and Tanner stage ...
Cona Marlein Miranda - - 2013
Abstract 1. Iodogen (tetrachloro-diphenyl glycoluril) dissolved in DMSO (dimethyl sulphoxide) appears indispensable in radioiodination of hypericin for a new anticancer strategy. We studied the safety of intravenously administered iodogen/DMSO in mice (n = 132). 2. Median lethal dose (LD(50)) of iodogen/DMSO was determined with doses of 40.0, 50.0, 55.0, 60.0, 65.0 and ...
Bhatawadekar Swati A - - 2013
Respiratory impedance measured by the forced oscillation technique (FOT) can be contaminated by artifacts such as coughing, vocalization, swallowing or leaks at the mouthpiece. We present a novel technique to detect these artifacts using multilevel discrete wavelet transforms. FOT was performed with artifacts introduced during separate 60 s recordings at known ...
Vasileiou Ioanna - - 2013
Considerable progress has been made, over the last years, in understanding the role of the endocannabinoid system (ES) in regard to its role in a variety of physiological processes including nociception (pain-sensation), appetite, lipid metabolism, gastrointestinal motility, cardiovascular modulation, motor activity, and memory. Furthermore, ES is strongly associated with human ...
Ammeraal M - - 2013
ELSiTO (Empowering Learning for Social Inclusion Through Occupation), an international collaborative partnership, with over 30 members from Belgium, Greece and the Netherlands, aimed to explore the nature and processes of social inclusion for persons experiencing mental illness. Members included persons experiencing mental illness and health professionals. Four international visits and ...
Rodda Simone - - 2013
Immediate interventions for a range of health concerns are increasingly being delivered online due to their ease of access and potential to attract new treatment cohorts. This paper describes the development and implementation of a national Australian real time chat and email service for problem gambling. Between September 2009 and ...
Ayestaray Benoit - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Lip reconstruction may lead to disappointing results due to secondary deformity and visible scars. The Z-plasty in the Tennison technique is an effective method for repairing the upper lip subunits. The main issue is the visible and ungracious scar. METHODS: A 38-year-old woman was treated for an upper lip ...
Ghassemi Alireza - - 2013
Lateral osteotomy is one of the most traumatic but critical steps in rhinoplasty and can dictate the aesthetic and functional outcomes. Many techniques and instruments to perform it have been suggested, with the objectives of increasing predictability, reliability, and easiness of this invasive approach. We used a 1.5-mm diamond burr ...
Tan Meng How - - 2013
Landmark events occur in a coordinated manner during pre-implantation development of the mammalian embryo, yet the regulatory network that orchestrates these events remains largely unknown. Here, we present the first systematic investigation of the network in pre-implantation mouse embryos using morpholino-mediated gene knockdowns of key embryonic stem cell (ESC) factors ...
Thimm Eva - - 2013
Aim of the study was the evaluation of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and the detection of deviant behavior in early-treated children and adolescents with PKU in comparison with healthy peers. Special focus was laid on the impact of compliance with treatment as defined by the national recommendations on HRQoL. ...
Hernandez Frank J - - 2013
Molecular gates have received considerable attention as drug delivery systems. More recently, aptamer-based gates showed great potential in overcoming major challenges associated with drug delivery by means of nanocapsules. Based on a switchable aptamer nanovalves approach, we herein report the first demonstration of an engineered single molecular gate that directs ...
Hoffmann Toni - - 2013
Single molecule force spectroscopy has emerged as a powerful approach to examine the stability and dynamics of single proteins. We have completed force extension experiments on the small cold shock protein B from Thermotoga maritima, using a specially constructed chimeric polyprotein. The family of cold shock proteins is evolutionarily highly ...
New P W - - 2013
Study design:Multifaceted: extensive discussions at workshop and conference presentations, survey of experts and feedback.Objectives:Present the background, purpose and development of the International Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Data Sets for Non-Traumatic SCI (NTSCI), including a hierarchical classification of aetiology.Setting:International.Methods:Consultation via e-mail, presentations and discussions at ISCoS conferences (2006-2009), and workshop (1 ...
Hu Bing - - 2013
(-)-Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), one representative of the well-studied chemopreventive phytochemicals but with low bioavailability, was encapsulated in mono-dispersed nanoparticles that were assembled from bioactive caseinophosphopeptides (CPP) and chitosan (CS). The encapsulation efficiency of EGCG in CS-CPP nanoparticles ranged from 70.5 to 81.7%, meanwhile, the in vitro release of EGCG from CS-CPP ...
Eleftheriadis Theodoros - - 2013
PURPOSE: Acquired immunity is impaired in hemodialysis (HD) patients, and decreased T cell number may contribute. Receptor activator of nuclear factor-κB ligand (RANKL) and osteoprotegerin (OPG) are expressed in cells of the immune system and affect T cell development, homeostasis and proliferation. Serum levels of RANKL and OPG and their ...
Bogdanov-Berezovsky Alex - - 2013
Abdominoplasty is a frequent operative procedure among patients with massive weight loss following laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) surgery. After abdominoplasty, patients are carefully monitored and usually discharged from the clinic after overnight hospitalization. We report a case of acute esophageal dilation after abdominoplasty, following LAGB, mimicking a serious pulmonary ...
Martic Maja - - 2013
Heterometallic [AgFe(3)S(4)] iron-sulfur clusters assembled in wild-type Pyrococcus furiosus ferredoxin and two variants, D14C and D14H, are characterized. The crystal structure of the [AgFe(3)S(4)] D14C variant shows that the silver(I) ion is indeed part of the cluster and is coordinated to the thiolate group of residue 14. Cyclic voltammetry shows ...
Graña Patricia - - 2013
Polypteriform fishes are believed to be basal to other living ray-finned bony fishes, and they may be useful for providing information of the neural organization that existed in the brain of the earliest ray-finned fishes. The calcium-binding proteins calretinin (CR) and calbindin-D28k (CB) have been widely used to characterize neuronal ...
Cong Weitao - - 2013
In this study, we describe a brief, sensitive and safe organic dye-based staining method for the visualization of DNA both in agarose and polyacrylamide gels by using Victoria Pure Blue BO (VPBBO). Down to 0.8-1.6 ng of λ DNA/HindIII markers in agarose gels and 0.4-0.8 ng of pUC18 DNA/Mspl markers ...
Oh Baek-Rock - - 2013
Transcriptome analysis of a K. pneumoniae GEM167 mutant strain derived by irradiation with gamma rays, which exhibited high-level production of ethanol from glycerol, showed that the mutant expressed AdhE at a high level. Ethanol production decreased significantly, from 8.8 to 0.5 g l(-1), when an adhE-deficient derivative of that strain was grown ...
Rajan Suraj - - 2013
The olfactory bulb and tract (OB/OT) are among the earliest structures in the brain to undergo pathological changes in many neurodegenerative conditions. The availability of OB/OT samples from brain specimens in brain banks therefore assumes importance. We collected data from 5 years (2006-2010) regarding the presence or absence of OB/OT ...
Wu Tzong-Yuan - - 2013
Fip-gts, a fungal immunomodulatory protein (Fip) isolated from Ganoderma tsugae (gts), has been reported to possess therapeutic effects in the treatment of cancer and autoimmune disease. To cost-effectively produce Fip-gts and bypass the bottleneck involved in its time-consuming purification from G. tsugae, in this study, we incorporated the SP(bbx) secretion ...
Paraknowitsch Jens Peter - - 2013
1-Butyl-3-methyl-pyridinium-dicyanamide (BMP-dca) is carbonised with tetra-alkyl-phosphonium-bromide additives yielding nitrogen- and phosphorus-co-doped carbons with enhanced BET surface areas promoted by the additives.
Lazzeri Davide - - 2013
Rhinophyma is considered the end stage in the development of rosacea, with a clinical aspect characterized by sebaceous hyperplasia, fibrosis, follicular plugging, and telangiectasia. Although the treatment of rhinophyma typically has an aesthetic purpose, in some cases it also can help with nasal obstruction and eating difficulties caused by rhinophyma ...
Watson Charles C - - 2013
In PET/MR systems having the PET component within the uniform magnetic field interior to the MR, positron beams can be injected into the PET field of view (FOV) from unshielded emission sources external to it, as a consequence of the action of the Lorentz force on the transverse components of ...
Goubert C - - 2013
Parasitoids of phytophagous insects face a detectability-reliability dilemma when foraging for hosts. Plant-related cues are easily detectable, but do not guarantee the presence of the host. Host-related cues are very reliable, but much harder to detect from a distance. Little is known in particular about the way coleopteran parasitoid females ...
Barbehenn Raymond V - - 2013
The nutritional value of alternative host plants for leaf-feeding insects such as caterpillars is commonly measured in terms of protein quantity. However, nutritional value might also depend on the quality of the foliar protein [i.e., the composition of essential amino acids (EAAs)]. A lack of comparative work on the EAA ...
Chen Hong - - 2013
We report the biomimetic synthesis of polyethylene glycol (PEG) grafted silica nanoplates templated by double hydrophilic PEG-b-poly-l-lysine diblock copolymers. The silica nanoplates can be re-dispersed in PEG selective solvents. The sizes of silica nanoplates can be tuned from a few hundred nanometers to tens of micrometers.
Dasary Samuel S R - - 2013
Iodine is a biophilic and essential trace element for all life and especially for vertebrates, which require it to produce indispensable thyroid hormones in their thyroid glands. As a result, the adequate measurement of iodine in water and food samples is crucial to lead a healthy life. Motivated by its ...
Mathys Jan - - 2013
A 57-year-old man with genetically proven facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHMD 1A) demonstrated Beevor sign (video on the Neurology® Web site at www.neurology.org). The upward movement of the umbilicus in a supine patient flexing the neck or sitting up is named after the British neurologist Charles Edward Beevor (1854-1908). He described ...
Gopalan Neena - - 2013
This study compared altruistically and egoistically framed messages for encouraging adult children to support a parent providing care for an elderly relative. Undergraduate students imagined their mother filling a caregiving role while reading a message about family caregiving and the physical and psychological stresses it involves. The message encouraged participants ...
McKiernan Patrick - - 2013
Liver transplantation is now very successful with >85 % long term survival into adult life. When considering the impact of liver transplantation for metabolic disease two independent factors need to be considered; whether or not the defect causes liver disease and whether or not it is confined to the liver. When ...
Li Guofeng - - 2013
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is recognized as the most crippling or disabling type of arthritis, and osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis. These diseases severely reduce the quality of life, and cause high socioeconomic burdens. However, the molecular mechanisms of RA and OA development remain elusive despite intensive ...
Primus F E FE Department of Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143-0104, - - 2013
We used an evidence-based approach to determine whether the promotions and claims of superiority of biologic mesh over synthetic mesh use in ventral hernia repairs (VHRs) under contaminated conditions were sound and valid. We searched the Medline database to specifically identify review articles relating to biologic mesh and VHR and ...
Li Hongbo - - 2013
Transglutaminases (TGases) catalyze post-translational protein modifications by ε-(γ-glutamyl) links and covalent amide bonds. In plant, this enzyme is poorly studied and only the Zea mays TGase gene (tgz) has been cloned. The tgz had been expressed in Escherichia coli, but the recombinant protein was mainly present in inclusion bodies. Therefore, ...
Fu Siqi - - 2013
Cicatricial ectropion of the upper eyelid is a serious problem because of the association with exposure keratitis and ulceration. Traditional surgical treatment usually requires skin grafts or local flaps depending on the severity of the defect. However, outcomes have usually been discouraging, especially in terms of cosmetic appearance. From February ...
Pressman Mark R - - 2013
As noted by Ohayon et al.,(1) nocturnal wandering (NW) is not synonymous with sleepwalking. NW may also refer to wandering during the night due to epilepsy. Alcohol intoxication can also result in drunken behavior while awake, but this type of cognitive impairment may be undistinguishable from other forms of NW. ...
Bezerra Dandara Monalisa - - 2013
ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: At least 511 species of birds occur in the semiarid region of northeastern Brazil and many of them interact with human populations in a number of different ways, including their use in zootherapeutics and their links with local beliefs. OBJECTIVE: The present work examined these types of birds/human ...
Bartsch Thorsten - - 2013
Transient amnesic syndromes are striking clinical phenomena that are commonly encountered by physicians in acute medical settings. Diagnosis of such syndromes can be challenging, and their causes have been debated for over 50 years. Critical clinical distinctions, such as between transient global amnesia (TGA) and transient epileptic amnesia (TEA), as ...
Alshehri Ali - - 2013
The purpose of the present work was to elucidate the mechanisms underlying the endothelium-dependent and endothelium-independent components of the vascular relaxation induced by a water-soluble and ruthenium-based carbon monoxide (CO)-releasing agent, tricarbonylchloro(glycinato)ruthenium(II) (CORM-3). Changes in isometric tension and cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP) production were measured in isolated aortic rings from ...
Weintraub Daniel D University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA. - - 2013
To determine the frequency and correlates of impulse control and related behavior symptoms in patients with de novo, untreated Parkinson disease (PD) and healthy controls (HCs). The Parkinson's Progression Markers Initiative is an international, multisite, case-control clinical study conducted at 21 academic movement disorders centers. Participants were recently diagnosed, untreated ...
Stoven Samantha S Mayo Clinic, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Rochester, MN 55905, - - 2013
Currently, the only treatment for celiac disease is a gluten-free diet, and there is an increased desire for alternative therapies. In vitro and in vivo models of celiac disease have been generated in order to better understand the pathogenesis of celiac disease, and this review will discuss these models as ...
Tomita Kazunori K Telomere Biology Laboratory, Cancer Research UK, London Research Institute, 44 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3LY, UK. - - 2013
Contact between telomeres and the fission yeast spindle pole body during meiotic prophase is crucial for subsequent spindle assembly, but the feature of telomeres that confers their ability to promote spindle formation remains mysterious. Here we show that while strains harbouring circular chromosomes devoid of telomere repeat tracts undergo aberrant ...
Wang Yize R - - 2013
Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have an increased risk for colorectal cancer (CRC). Previous studies on early/missed CRCs after colonoscopy excluded IBD patients. The aim of this study was to compare the rate of early/missed CRCs after colonoscopy among IBD and non-IBD patients, and identify factors associated with early/missed ...
Kunii Y - - 2013
Dopamine- and cAMP-regulated phosphoprotein of molecular weight 32 kDa (DARPP-32 or PPP1R1B) has been of interest in schizophrenia owing to its critical function in integrating dopaminergic and glutaminergic signaling. In a previous study, we identified single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and a frequent haplotype associated with cognitive and imaging phenotypes that have been ...
Mossaad Bassem M - - 2013
Abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure designed to rejuvenate truncal aesthetics, in which restoring "normal" waistline definition is one of the most challenging elements. Advancement in surgical techniques is reducing surgical risk and improving aesthetic outcomes. In this study we adopted the "Brazilian" abdominoplasty technique, originally presented by Ramos at the ...
McNulty James K JK Department of Psychology, Florida State University, 1107 W. Call St., Tallahassee, FL 32306-4301, USA. - - 2013
There is theoretical reason to believe narcissism is associated with a number of sexual behaviors and outcomes that affect both sexual and relationship satisfaction. Nevertheless, research on the association between personality and behavior demonstrates that personality traits, such as narcissism, only predict behavior in domains that activate the components of ...
Björkenstam C - - 2013
Child welfare clients represent a high-risk group for delinquency and adult criminality, but also for future suicidal behavior. We examine associations between delinquency and suicidal behavior in a national child welfare population. This register-based cohort study is based on data for all Swedish former child welfare clients born between 1972 ...
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