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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Functional MR imaging studies of the brain should be interpreted in the context of their reproducibility. We assessed the reproducibility of visual activation measured by functional MR imaging and analyzed the effect of image transformation to standard space. METHODS Seven healthy volunteers were studied twice with echo-planner(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS To ascertain the reliability of a newly developed office-based urine test, the RAPIRUN test, used for detection of H. pylori infection. METHODOLOGY Urine specimens from 142 consecutive patients undergoing gastroendoscopy (77 men, 65 women; mean 52.0 years) were tested with RAPIRUN at the same time. The total reaction time for the urine(More)
Modern biomedical research greatly benefits from large-scale genome-sequencing projects ranging from studies of viruses, bacteria, and yeast to multicellular organisms, like Caenorhabditis elegans. Comparative genomic studies offer a vast array of prospects for identification and functional annotation of human ortholog genes. We presented a novel(More)
Aspergillus parasiticus and Aspergillus sojae are two morphologically similar species belonging to the Aspergillus section flavi. A new method to distinguish the two species, the aflatoxin producer A. parasiticus and the koji mold A. sojae, was developed. Single primers with arbitrary sequences were used to generate random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD)(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether whole-body vibration (WBV) combined with extra-load training can enhance the strength and speed of trained athletes compared with isolated WBV training or loaded training (LT) only. Twenty-one elite male track and field athletes were randomly assigned to a loaded vibration (LV) training group (n = 7), an(More)
Triflavin, an antiplatelet peptide containing Arg-Gly-Asp, purified from Trimeresurus flavoviridis venom, inhibits aggregation of human platelets stimulated by a variety of agonists. It blocks aggregation through interference with fibrinogen binding to its specific receptor on the platelet surface membrane in a competitive manner, but it has no apparent(More)
By means of Fractogel TSK-50, CM-Sephadex C-50 column chromatography, gel filtrations on Sephadex G-75 and Sephacryl S-200 columns and reverse-phase HPLC, an antiplatelet peptide, arietin, was purified from venom of Bitis arietans. Arietin was shown to be an Arg-Gly-Asp-containing peptide with a NH2-terminus, Ser-Pro-Pro-Val-Cys-Gly-Asn-Lys- (Mr 8500).(More)
BACKGROUND The family basis of coronary heart disease is well recognized and it is important for family physicians to assess whether children have elevated cholesterol levels. OBJECTIVES We aimed to evaluate the advisability of implementing cholesterol screening in children with a family history of cardiovascular disease and hyperlipidaemia. METHODS We(More)