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Despite recent advances in targeted treatments for multiple myeloma, optimal molecular therapeutic targets have yet to be identified. To functionally identify critical molecular targets, we conducted a genome-scale lethality study in multiple myeloma cells using siRNAs. We validated the top 160 lethal hits with four siRNAs per gene in three multiple myeloma(More)
BACKGROUND Vibration response imaging (VRI) is a bedside technology to monitor ventilation by detecting lung sound vibrations. It is currently unknown whether VRI is able to accurately monitor the local distribution of ventilation within the lungs. We therefore compared VRI to electrical impedance tomography (EIT), an established technique used for the(More)
PURPOSE To locate the muscarinic (M) M2 and M3 receptors in bladder interstitial cells of Cajal (ICCs) and to determine the effects of M2 and M3 agonists on bladder ICCs. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 30 adult male Sprague-Dawley rats weighing 225-250 g were used in this study. Double-labeled fluorescence of muscarinic receptors and c-kit was performed(More)
Properties of copolymers are generally influenced by the structure of the monomers and polymers. For the purpose of understanding the effect of polymer structure on the properties, two kinds of copolymers, poly(3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine)-g-polylactide and poly(3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine)-b-polylactide (PDOPA-g-PLA and PDOPA-b-PLA) were designed and(More)
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