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Raw vegetables irrigated with groundwater that may contain enteric viruses can be associated with food-borne viral disease outbreaks. In this study, we performed reverse transcription-PCR (RT-PCR) and cell culture-PCR to monitor the occurrence of enteric viruses in groundwater samples and in raw vegetables that were cultivated using that groundwater in(More)
Nitric oxide (NO) exerts bifunctional effects on cell survival. While a high concentration of NO is cytotoxic, a relatively low concentration of NO promotes cytoprotection and cell survival. However, the molecular mechanism underlying the cytoprotective effect of NO remains poorly understood. One of the transcription factors that confer cellular protection(More)
OBJECTIVES Previously, we demonstrated that the LOT1 (PLAGL1/ZAC1) gene encodes a zinc-finger transcription factor and has growth suppressive effects in carcinoma cell lines. The gene is localized on chromosome 6q24-25, a common site for loss of heterozygosity (LOH) in many solid tumors including ovarian cancer. In this study, we evaluated the LOT1 gene(More)
In this research, radial pulse differences according to gender and measuring positions in healthy individuals were investigated in an objective manner. A total of 372 healthy volunteers (189 males and 183 females) participated in this study. The radial pulse was measured at six different measuring positions using a multistep tonometry system. The pulse data(More)
Oxidative stress induced by reactive oxygen intermediates has been implicated in a variety of human diseases including rheumatoid arthritis and neurodegenerative disorders. 15-Deoxy-Delta(12,14)-prostaglandin J(2) (15d-PGJ(2)), a terminal dehydration product of prostaglandin D(2), is an endogenous ligand of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma(More)
β-amyloid peptide (Aβ), a major component of senile plaques, plays important roles in neuropathology of Alzheimer's disease (AD). An array of in vitro and in vivo data indicates that Aβ-induced neuronal death is mediated by oxidative stress. In this study, we aimed to investigate effects of sulforaphane (SUL), an isothiocyanate in cruciferous vegetables, on(More)
Gastric cancer remains one of the most common forms of cancer worldwide. Unfortunately, most patients will present with advanced-stage disease, and will therefore need palliative chemotherapy. Some chemotherapy regimens have been well established as first-line therapy, and have been shown to increase survival; however, almost all patients with metastatic(More)
β-Amyloid (Aβ) is involved in the formation of senile plaques, the typical neuropathological marker for Alzheimer's disease (AD) and has been reported to cause apoptosis in neurons via oxidative and/or nitrosative stress. In this study, we have investigated the neuroprotective effect and molecular mechanism of [6]-gingerol, a pungent ingredient of ginger(More)
Four phosphoproteins, of 34, 43, 50, and 84 kDa, with common amino termini are synthesized via alternative splicing from the UL112-113 region of the human cytomegalovirus genome. Although genetic studies provided evidence that both the UL112 and UL113 loci in the viral genome are required for efficient viral replication, whether the four proteins play(More)
Although vascular dementia is the second leading cause of dementia and often underdiagnosed, there are no drugs yet approved for the treatment of vascular dementia. In this study, it is demonstrated that water extract of Triticum aestivum L. (TALE) and some of its components have protective effects against vascular dementia-induced damage by preserving the(More)