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A randomized, double-blind, prospective, 24-week clinical trial was performed to evaluate the effects of a combinative agent, Maxmarvil, of calcitriol (0.5 μg) and alendronate (5 mg) on bone metabolism in postmenopausal women. A total of 217 postmenopausal women with osteoporosis were enrolled; 199 patients were randomly assigned to one of two treatment(More)
Two genes (TaLTP1 and TaLTP2) encoding lipid transfer proteins (LTPs) were isolated from a cDNA library constructed from leaf tissue harvested from 4-week-old seedlings of a wheat-rye near-isogenic line (NIL) involving a translocation of rye chromosome 2RL with wheat 2BS. The spatial and temporal patterns of expression of TaLTP1 and TaLTP2 were examined by(More)
Acupuncture is useful in treating the nausea and vomiting related to chemotherapy, adult postoperative surgery pain and postoperative dental pain. We obtained single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) brain perfusion images of six patients with middle cerebral artery occlusion obtained before and after acupuncture and compared the changes in(More)
Dialyzed paper pulp waste liquor added at 20% (v/v) basal medium improved the production of indole alkaloid, catha-ranthine, from Catharanthine roseus, yielding 51 μ:g/cell as against 42 μg/cell in non-supplemented medium. 30-40% (v/v) of catharanthine was secreted out of the cells, showing that the change of the ratio of inner to outer concentrations was(More)
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Avalanche dynamics is an indispensable feature of complex systems. Here, we study the self-organized critical dynamics of avalanches on scale-free networks with degree exponent through the Bak–Tang–Wiesenfeld (BTW) sandpile model. The threshold height of a node i is set as k 1−Á i with 0 6 Á ¡ 1, where ki is the degree of node i. Using the branching process(More)
Synthesis of two recombinant proteins (human glucagon and human growth hormone) was investigated in fed-batch cultures at high cell concentrations of recombinant Escherichia coli. The glucose-limited growth was achieved without accumulation of metabolic by-products and hence the cellular environment is presumed invariable during growth and recombinant(More)
Gastric carcinoma is a common disease that usually affects older patients, rarely younger patients. Although the relationship between prognosis and the age of patients with gastric carcinoma is controversial, most investigators have suggested that young patients have a poorer prognosis. This study examined the clinicopathological features of young patients(More)
Using a transorbital approach we induced the temporal occlusion and reperfusion model in 18 cats. A vascular clamp was placed on the main trunk of the left middle cerebral artery (MCA) for 1 h. Diffusion- and perfusion-weighted MR images were obtained at 1, 3, 6 and 24 h after the clip was released. The cats were killed 24 h after reperfusion, and triphenyl(More)