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We have isolated a codominant Arabidopsis mutant, radical-induced cell death1 (rcd1), in which ozone (O(3)) and extracellular superoxide (O(2)(*)-), but not hydrogen peroxide, induce cellular O(2)(*)- accumulation and transient spreading lesions. The cellular O(2)(*)- accumulation is ethylene dependent, occurs ahead of the expanding lesions before visible(More)
Indirect fluorescence endoscopy of the larynx has proven to facilitate the detection and delineation of precancerous and cancerous lesion. The different methods are easy to handle and can be performed on an outpatient basis. Early diagnosis of laryngeal cancer and its precursor lesions is simplified. The aim of the present study is to compare indirect(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The prognosis of patients suffering from laryngeal carcinomas can be improved by early diagnosis. Exact demarcation of tumor margins could contribute to an optimum preservation of the larynx. Therefore, the aim of the present study was the evaluation of 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA)-induced protoporphyrin IX (PPIX) fluorescence as a(More)
INTRODUCTION The diagnostic workup proceeding paranasal sinus surgery routinely includes coronal CT views to get an exact representation of the microanatomy in the region of the lateral nasal wall and the anterior skull base. Axial and sagittal views are often not available, yet they can provide important additional information. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Fluorescence endoscopy is used for the early detection and delineation of laryngeal cancer and its precursor lesions. No systematic review of these promising imaging techniques has yet been performed. METHODS A systematic review of the published literature and meta-analysis of data extracted from 16 included studies were performed. A total of(More)
OBJECTIVES Early cancer detection is the best way to improve the prognosis of patients with oral cancer. Therefore this study presents quantitative fluorescence measurements and results in the visualization of cancerous oral mucosa with 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA)-induced protoporphyrin IX (PPIX). METHODS Time progression and type of porphyrin(More)
Fluorescence diagnosis aims to improve the management of oral cancer via early detection of the malignant lesions and better delimitation of the tumor margins. This paper presents a comparative study of normal inspection, combined fluorescence diagnosis (CFD) and its 2 main components, autofluorescence and 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA)-induced(More)
We show that above a certain threshold concentration, ozone leads to leaf injury in tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum). Ozone-induced leaf damage was preceded by a rapid increase in 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic acid (ACC) synthase activity, ACC content, and ethylene emission. Changes in mRNA levels of specific ACC synthase, ACC oxidase, and ethylene(More)
INTRODUCTION Topical application of 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) by means of a rinsing solution has been shown to be a promising new procedure in the diagnosis of oral malignancies. However, for assessing the reliability of this method regarding fluorescence-guided tumor resections and photodynamic therapy, further information on the distribution and(More)
Helicobacter pylori is thought to regulate gene expression with a very small set of regulatory genes. We identified a previously unannotated open reading frame (ORF) in the H. pylori 26695 genome (HP1122) as a putative H. pylori flgM gene (sigma28 factor antagonist) by a motif-based bioinformatic approach. Deletion of HP1122 resulted in a fourfold increase(More)