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In mammals, two isoforms of the peroxisome targeting signal (PTS) type 1 receptor Pex5p, i.e. Pex5pS and Pex5pL with an internal 37-amino acid insertion, have previously been identified. Expression of either type of Pex5p complements the impaired PTS1 import in Chinese hamster ovary pex5 mutants, but only Pex5pL can rescue the PTS2 import defect noted in a(More)
Interleukin-1beta (IL-1beta) is a pleiotropic cytokine promoting inflammation, angiogenesis, and tissue remodeling as well as regulation of immune responses. Although IL-1beta contributes to growth and metastatic spread in experimental and human cancers, the molecular mechanisms regulating the conversion of the inactive IL-1beta precursor to a secreted and(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to assess whether peritoneal cytology has prognostic significance in uterine cervical cancer. METHODS Peritoneal cytology was obtained in 228 patients with carcinoma of the uterine cervix (International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics [FIGO] stages IB1-IIB) between October 2002 and August 2010. All patients(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify associations among change in body weight, behavioral stress score, food intake score, and development of upper respiratory tract infection (URI) among cats admitted to an animal shelter. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. Animals-60 adult cats admitted to an animal shelter. PROCEDURES Body weight was measured on days 0 (intake), 7,(More)
In eukaryotes, positive cofactor 4 (PC4) stimulates activator-dependent transcription by facilitating transcription initiation and the transition from initiation to elongation. It also forms homodimers and binds to single-stranded DNA and various transcriptional activators, including the general transcription factor TFIIH. In this study, we further(More)
RNA polymerase II and general transcription factors (GTFs) assemble on a promoter to form a transcription preinitiation complex (PIC). Among the GTFs, TFIIE recruits TFIIH to complete the PIC formation and regulates enzymatic activities of TFIIH. However, the mode of binding between TFIIE and TFIIH is poorly understood. Here, we demonstrate the specific(More)
Olanzapine is effective in chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV). In patients receiving highly emetogenic chemotherapy (HEC), its efficacy was reported as rescue therapy for breakthrough emesis refractory to triplet therapy (palonosetron, aprepitant, and dexamethasone). However, its preventive effects with triplet therapy for CINV are unknown.(More)
Helicobacter pylori infection causes atrophic gastritis, peptic ulcer, and gastric cancer. The host immune response plays an important role in the pathogenesis of H. pylori-related diseases. Heat shock proteins are antigens involved in various diseases. This study evaluated seropositivity for antibodies to H. pylori heat shock protein 60 in patients with(More)
AIM The aim of this retrospective study was to analyze data for patients with stage IB-IIB uterine cervical cancer who were treated with concurrent chemoradiotherapy with fluorouracil (5-FU) and cisplatin (CCRT-FP) as postoperative adjuvant therapy and to re-examine these issues and further treatment. METHODS Patients with high risk for recurrence(More)