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The transcription factor NF-kappaB regulates expression of genes that are involved in inflammation, immune response, viral infection, cell survival, and division. However, the role of NF-kappaB in hypertrophic growth of terminally differentiated cardiomyocytes is unknown. Here we report that NF-kappaB activation is required for hypertrophic growth of(More)
pX, the hepatitis B virus-encoded transcription coactivator, is involved in viral infection in vivo. pX stimulates the activity of several transcription factors including nuclear factor-kappaB (NF-kappaB), but the mechanism of activation is poorly understood. The IkappaB kinase complex (IKK) mediates activation of NF-kappaB in response to various(More)
Rice (Oryza sativa L.) seedlings were grown hydroponically in Hoagland’s nutrient solution under controlled conditions to investigate the effects of NaCl pretreatment on their response to subsequent application of cadmium (Cd) alone and Cd + NaCl combination. The Cd stress caused growth retardation in all plants, significantly reduced pigment content,(More)
BACKGROUND CD70 is an ideal target for antibody-based therapies because of its aberrant high expression in renal carcinomas and non-Hodgkin lymphomas and its highly restricted expression in normal tissues. The expression profiling of CD70 in carcinomas has been limited because of the lack of a CD70-specific reagent that works in formalin-fixed(More)
In 1990, the authors surveyed 149 entering first-year residents at five university-affiliated hospitals concerning the residents' experiences and knowledge of infection control. Sixty residents (40%) had experienced a needlestick injury during medical school, but only 35 of these residents (58%) had reported the mishap. One hundred thirty-nine residents(More)
Vibrio parahaemolyticus is an important enteropathogen in Japan, Taiwan and other coastal regions. The influence of the regulation of iron on the pathogenesis of this pathogen has not been well characterized. The growth of pathogenic and non-pathogenic strains of V. parahaemolyticus on iron-limited agar plates was stimulated by ferritin, lactoferrin and(More)
The pretreatment mixed cross-sectional and longitudinal height measurements of 203 patients with Turner's syndrome (TS) were analysed. Only one observation was included per year per child and a total of 858 observations formed the basis of the growth study. The mean and SD values were fitted separately by a second-degree polynomial function, giving smoothed(More)
This paper describes the approach adopted for developing awareness services in two Webbased collaboration applications, namely CoPe_it! and eLogbook. Both tools are developed in the framework of Palette, a European project which aims at sustaining individual and organizational learning for CoPs (Communities of Practice) by designing, implementing and(More)
BACKGROUND Previous data suggest that nursing students in the United States are inadequately protected against hepatitis B. This survey focused on the immunization and education practices, infection control knowledge, and follow-up to infectious disease exposure by U.S. nursing schools. METHODS To ascertain education requirements, immunization practices,(More)
[reaction: see text]. The Ru-catalyzed cyclocarbonylation of alpha- or beta-allenic sulfonamides in the presence of Ru(3)(CO)(12) (1 mol %) and Et(3)N (1.5 equiv) under CO atmosphere (20 atm) in dioxane at 100 degrees C for 9 h gave heterocyclic gamma- and delta-unsaturated lactams in good yields.