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Presented here are improved methodologies that enable the generation of highly redundant bacterial artificial chromosome/P1-derived artificial chromosome libraries, with larger and relatively uniform insert sizes. Improvements in vector preparation and enhanced ligation conditions reduce the number of background nonrecombinant clones. Preelectrophoresis of(More)
The systematic comparison of genomic sequences from different organisms represents a central focus of contemporary genome analysis. Comparative analyses of vertebrate sequences can identify coding and conserved non-coding regions, including regulatory elements, and provide insight into the forces that have rendered modern-day genomes. As a complement to(More)
PURPOSE To determine the accuracy of high-resolution computed tomographic (CT) volumetric measurements of small pulmonary nodules to assess growth and malignancy status. MATERIALS AND METHODS The accuracy of three-dimensional (3D) image extraction and isotropic resampling techniques was assessed by performing three experiments. The first experiment(More)
A large insert canine genomic bacterial artificial chromosome (BAC) library was built from a Doberman pinscher. Approximately 166,000 clones were gridded on nine high-density hybridization filters. Insert analysis of randomly selected clones indicated a mean insert size of 155 kb and predicted 8.1 coverage of the canine genome. Two percent of the clones(More)
Motion currently limits the applications of magnetic resonance (MR) angiography in certain regions of the body. To overcome this problem, a series of breath-hold, two-dimensional, flow-compensated gradient-echo images were acquired. These images were then processed by means of the maximum intensity projection algorithm to produce projection angiograms. The(More)
The comparison of the protective effects of four components of "green tea polyphenols' (GTP) - (-)-epigallocatechin gallate, EGCG; (-)-epicatechin gallate, ECG; (-)epigallocatechin, EGC; and (-)epicatechin, EC - against iron-induced lipid peroxidation in synaptosomes showed that: (1) the inhibitory effects of those compounds on TBA reactive materials from(More)
To investigate the role of the angiotensin-converting enzyme gene (ACE) insertion (I)/deletion (D) polymorphism in hypertensive patients with different degrees of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). A case-control study was performed. One hundred seventy four Chinese subjects were divided into four groups depending on the severity of OSA as follows: 1) normal(More)
This study employs a numerical model to investigate the dispersion characteristics of human exhaled droplets in ventilation rooms. The numerical model is validated by two different experiments prior to the application for the studied cases. Some typical questions on studying dispersion of human exhaled droplets indoors are reviewed and numerical study using(More)
The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between the free radical scavenging activities and the chemical structures of tea catechins ((-)-epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), (-)-epigallocatechin (EGC) and (-)-epicatechin (EC)) and their corresponding epimers ((-)-gallocatechin gallate (GCG), (-)-gallocatechin (GC) and (+)-catechin ((+)-C)).(More)
The transcription factor achaete-scute homologue-1 (ASH1) is essential for neural differentiation during fetal development and is a cardinal feature of neuroendocrine (NE) tumors such as small cell lung cancer. To explore the potential of ASH1 to promote NE differentiation and tumorigenesis in the lung, we constitutively expressed the factor in nonendocrine(More)