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Alpha-synuclein, a presynaptic protein of the central nervous system, has been implicated in the synaptic events such as neuronal plasticity during development and learning, and neuronal degeneration under pathological conditions. As an effort to understand the biological function of alpha-synuclein, we examined the expression patterns of alpha-synuclein in(More)
Spectral dimensions have been widely used to understand transport properties on regular and fractal lattices. However, they have received little attention with regard to complex networks such as scale-free and small-world networks. Here, we study the spectral dimension and the return-to-origin probability of random walks on hierarchical scale-free networks,(More)
Near-nerve needle sensory nerve conduction of plantar nerves in 100 patients with distal sensory neuropathy with normal routine nerve conduction (DSN-NNC) found the definite neuropathy pattern (abnormality in more than three of six tested nerves) in 65%, axonal neuropathy in 35%, and the known cause in 37% of patients. Absent or diminished reflexes were a(More)
We provide detailed mechanisms of Ahnak-mediated potentiation of transforming growth factor β (TGFβ) signaling, which leads to a negative regulation of cell growth. We show that Smad3 interacts with Ahnak through MH2 domain and that Ahnak stimulates Smad3 localization into nucleus leading to potentiating TGFβ-induced transcriptional activity of R-Smad.(More)
We introduce a simple algorithm that constructs scale-free random graphs efficiently: each vertex i has a prescribed weight P i ∝ i −µ (0 < µ < 1) and an edge can connect vertices i and j with rate P i P j. Corresponding equilibrium ensemble is identified and the problem is solved by the q → 1 limit of the q-state Potts model with inhomogeneous interactions(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE To evaluate the CT characteristics of focal hyperostosis in patients with sinonasal inverted papilloma and to correlate these characteristics with the detection of the origins of tumors. MATERIALS AND METHODS Paranasal sinus and nasal cavity CT images of 76 patients were reviewed retrospectively to detect areas within which there(More)
We investigate the synchronization transition of the modified Kuramoto model where the oscillators form a scale-free network with degree exponent lambda . An oscillator of degree k_{i} is coupled to its neighboring oscillators with asymmetric and degree-dependent coupling in the form of Jk_{i};{eta-1} . By invoking the mean-field approach, we find eight(More)
The authors present a case of chordoid meningioma in a 55-year-old woman who manifested headache and personality change. Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain and cerebral angiography demonstrated a mass in the right frontal lobe that resembled a typical convexity meningioma. However, the pathological diagnosis was chordoid meningioma, a rare subtype of(More)
The authors present a case of postoperative spinal seeding of papillary craniopharyngioma. This 27-year-old man who had previously undergone subtotal removal of a suprasellar craniopharyngioma was admitted because of low-back and right leg pain. Results of neurological examination showed a limitation in straight-leg raising in the right side with no(More)