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Huntington's disease (HD) results from polyglutamine expansion in huntingtin (htt), a protein with several consensus caspase cleavage sites. Despite the identification of htt fragments in the brain, it has not been shown conclusively that htt is cleaved by caspases in vivo. Furthermore, no study has addressed when htt cleavage occurs with respect to the(More)
As field determinations take much effort, it would be useful to be able to predict easily the coefficients describing the functional response of free-living predators, the function relating food intake rate to the abundance of food organisms in the environment. As a means easily to parameterise an individual-based model of shorebird Charadriiformes(More)
The objective of the present study is to characterize genitourinary tumors (GU) metastatic to the head and neck and to determine long-term prognoses. Using a retrospective chart review of 734 patients treated between January 1995 and May 2005 with an ICD-9 code pertaining to a metastatic head and neck cancer, we found 37 patients with primary GU tumors.(More)
  • In Korean, English Chinese, Photography, Jan Van De, Kam Text, Phil Battley +7 others
  • 2008
to the naked eye, millions of migrating shorebirds fl y from Australasia towards the tidal fl ats of the Yellow Sea. There they need to fi nd places to rest and refuel on their long journey to the breeding grounds in Siberia and Alaska. Shorebird migration, one of natureʼs most spectacular phenomena, creates surprising and hitherto little-known connections(More)
Attentional deficits are often reported even years after sustaining a closed head injury (CHI). Disturbance of cognitive attentional functions following CHI has been documented in both behavioural and event-related brain potential (ERP) studies. Recently, the possibility that the sequelae of CHI extend to preattentive processes of attention has been pointed(More)
BACKGROUND Neurotrophic signaling is an important factor in the survival of developing neurons, and the expression of neurotrophic receptors correlates with prognosis in neuroblastoma. Kinase D-interacting substrate of 220 kDa (Kidins220) associates with neurotrophic receptors and stabilizes them, but the expression and function of Kidins220 in(More)
Infants who suffer perinatal brain injury, including those with encephalopathy of prematurity, are prone to chronic neurological deficits, including epilepsy, cognitive impairment, and behavioral problems, such as anxiety, inattention, and poor social interaction. These deficits, especially in combination, pose the greatest hindrance to these children(More)
Although Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases predominately affect elderly adults, the proteins that play a role in the pathogenesis of these diseases are expressed throughout life. In fact, many of the proteins hypothesized to be important in the progression of neurodegeneration play direct or indirect roles in the development of the central nervous(More)
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