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Ubiquitin ligases play a central role in determining the specificity of the ubiquitination system by selecting a myriad of appropriate candidate proteins for modification. The U-box is a recently identified, ubiquitin ligase activity-related protein domain that shows greater presence in plants than in other organisms. In this study, we identified 77(More)
Exogenously applied lysophosphatidylethanolamine (LPE) increased the growth of primary roots and the formation of lateral roots in Arabidopsis thaliana. In the presence of brassinolide, lateral root formation induced by LPE was enhanced, implying that both LPE and brassinosteroids (BR) interact positively in the development of Arabidopsis roots.(More)
Periodontal disease is a chronic inflammatory condition induced by tooth-associated microbial biofilms that induce a host immune response. Therapeutic control of progressive tissue destruction in high-risk patients is a significant challenge in therapy. Soluble protein delivery of antagonists to tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) inhibits alveolar bone(More)
—Although temporal context may significantly affect the popularity of items and user preference over items, traditional information filtering techniques such as recom-mender systems have not sufficiently considered temporal factors. Modeling temporal dynamics in user behavior is not trivial, and it is challenging to study its effect in order to provide(More)
The ubiquitin proteasome system in plants plays important roles in plant-microbe interactions and in immune responses to pathogens. We previously demonstrated that the rice U-box E3 ligase SPL11 and its Arabidopsis ortholog PUB13 negatively regulate programmed cell death (PCD) and defense response. However, the components involved in the(More)
Food-dependent exercise-induced anaphylaxis (FDEIAn) is induced by different types and various intensities of physical activity, and is distinct from food allergies. It has been shown that consumption of allergenic food followed by exercise causes FDEIAn symptoms. Intake of allergenic food or medication before exercise is a major predisposing factor for(More)
Extramedullary plasmacytoma (EMP) is an uncommon manifestation of plasma cell neplasia, which occurs outside the bone marrow. Intestinal involvement usually occur secondarily in multiple myeloma but it occur primarily less commonly. We experienced a woman who had a primary EMP localized in the stomach and the EMP was removed successfully by endoscopic(More)
Brassinosteroids (BRs) are plant steroidal hormones that regulate a wide range of developmental processes. Most BR mutants display impaired growth and responses to developmental and environmental stimuli. Here, we found a BR-deficient mutant det2-1 that displayed exceedingly short roots and agravitropic growth, which were not present in other BR mutants. By(More)
BACKGROUND The best options of several bisphosphonates for prevention of osteoporotic fractures in postmenopausal women remain controversial. We determined which bisphosphonate provides better efficacy in prevention of osteoporotic fractures using a decision analysis tool, in terms of quality of life. METHODS A decision analysis model was constructed(More)
The regeneration and integration of multiple tissue types is critical for efforts to restore the function of musculoskeletal complex. In particular, the neogenesis of periodontal constructs for systematic tooth-supporting functions is a current challenge due to micron-scaled tissue compartmentalization, oblique/perpendicular orientations of fibrous(More)