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The relationship between the dose of intravenously administered streptozotocin (a N-nitroso derivative of glucosamine) and the diabetogenic response has been explored by use of the following indices of diabetogenic action: serum glucose, urine volume, and glycosuria, ketonuria, serum immunoreactive insulin (IRI), and pancreatic IRI content. Diabetogenic(More)
MOTIVATION MicroRNAs (miRNA) are essential 21-22 nt regulatory RNAs produced from larger hairpin-like precursors. Local sequence alignment tools such as BLAST are able to identify new members of known miRNA families, but not all of them. We set out to estimate how many new miRNAs could be recovered using a profile-based strategy such as that implemented in(More)
To assess the relationship between cardiac and extra-cardiac dysfunction in diabetic autonomic neuropathy, the gastric acid output and the pancreatic polypeptide (hPP) secretion in response to sham feeding were evaluated in diabetic patients with (group 1) and without (group 2) cardiac autonomic neuropathy (CAN), and in normal subjects (group 3). All(More)
ERPIN is an RNA motif identification program that takes an RNA sequence alignment as an input and identifies related sequences using a profile-based dynamic programming algorithm. ERPIN differs from other RNA motif search programs in its ability to capture subtle biases in the training set and produce highly specific and sensitive searches, while keeping(More)
The aim of our study was to measure the gastric emptying rate for a solid meal in diabetic patients who had no gastrointestinal complaints with (group 1, n = 12) or without (group 2, n = 10) cardiac autonomic neuropathy and in normal controls comparable in age and sex (group 3, n = 10). Gastric emptying rate was assessed with a sequential scintiscanning(More)