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We examined the microRNA (miRNA) expression profile of 40 prostatectomy specimens from stage T2a/b, early relapse and non-relapse cancer patients, to better understand the relationship between miRNA dysregulation and prostate oncogenesis. Paired analysis was carried out with microdissected, malignant and non-involved areas of each specimen, using(More)
Nine isolates of Escherichia coli were recovered from seven blood cultures over a period of 3 months from a 19-month-old female with aplastic anemia. Initial isolates were susceptible to extended-spectrum cephalosporins, including ceftazidime (MIC, < or = 0.25 microgram/ml), but gradually became resistant to this drug (MICs, > or = 128 micrograms/ml) and(More)
We report the first molecular defect in an NADH-dehydrogenase gene presenting as isolated myopathy. The proband had lifelong exercise intolerance but no weakness. A muscle biopsy showed cytochrome c oxidase (COX)-positive ragged-red fibers (RRFs), and analysis of the mitochondrial enzymes revealed complex I deficiency. Sequence analysis of the mitochondrial(More)
A newly developed oligonucleotide array suited for multilocus sequence typing (MLST) of Staphylococcus aureus strains was analyzed with two strain collections in a two-center study. MLST allele identification for the first strain collection fully agreed with conventional strain typing. Analysis of strains from the second collection revealed that(More)
Little information is available regarding the molecular epidemiology of Staphylococcus aureus-induced mastitis in dairy sheep. In this study, 4 different typing techniques were compared in typing 26 S. aureus isolates, predominantly from cases of subclinical mastitis in dairy ewes. The 4 techniques were pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE), restriction(More)
RNA interference (RNAi) is a natural cellular regulatory process that inhibits gene expression by transcriptional, post-transcriptional and translational mechanisms. Synthetic approaches that emulate this process (small interfering RNA (siRNA), short hairpin RNA (shRNA)) have been shown to be similarly effective in this regard. We developed a novel(More)
A new mechanism is described for DNA amplification using nucleic acid sequence-based amplification (NASBA) including a restriction enzyme digestion and P1 primer binding directly upstream of the digestion. For hepatitis B virus (HBV), herpes simplex virus (HSV) and methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) DNA, which all show very poor(More)
RNA interference (RNAi) represents a powerful, new tool for scientific investigation as well as a promising new form of targeted gene therapy, with applications currently in clinical trials. Bifunctional short hairpin RNA (shRNA) are synthetic RNAi molecules, engineered to utilize multiple endogenous RNAi pathways to specifically silence target genes.(More)