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A number of studies have indicated that 8p22-p12 is likely to harbor schizophrenia susceptibility loci. In this region, the candidate gene of interest, neuregulin 1 (NRG1), may play a role in the pathogenesis of schizophrenia. Then in the present study, we performed the linkage disequilibrium to determine the association between three genetic variants(More)
Substance-P-like immunoreactivity (SP-LI) cells in the Long-Evans rat retina were investigated by combining immunohistochemistry with [3H]thymidine autoradiography. Two subpopulations of SP-LI amacrine cells, with cell bodies in either the proximal portion of the inner nuclear layer (INL) or the ganglion cell layer (GCL), were identified based on(More)
Histiocytic/dendritic cell sarcomas arising from follicular lymphoma are very rare and poorly understood lesions. We describe a case, which is unique in that it presented with a hipbone lesion simultaneously with axillary lymphadenopathy. Biopsy of the axillary lymph node showed a low-grade follicular lymphoma. The hipbone lesion was comprised two cell(More)
The histogenesis of amacrine cells expressing corticotropin releasing factor-like immunoreactivity (CRF-LI) was examined in the rat retina by incorporating [3H]thymidine autoradiography and immunohistochemistry. Our results indicate that, during the period of amacrine cell generation, the population of CRF-LI amacrine cells are generated within a window of(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the therapeutic effects of aspirin on postmenopausal osteoporosis and understand its action mechanism. METHODS Forty three-month-old female SD rats were randomly divided into 5 groups (n = 8 each): sham group, OVX group and aspirin groups (A1, A2 & A3). The OVX and aspirin groups were ovariectomized (OVX). All rats underwent BMD (bone(More)
Primacy and recency effects refer to the better performance or shorter response time on the first and last items than the middle ones of a memory list. In order to investigate its neural basis in auditory short-term memory, event-related fMRI was used to measure brain activities when subject was recalling the first, the last, or the middle items. Recalling(More)
The tripartite model of memory proposed the requirement of attentional switching when accessing different items in working memory [J. Exp. Psychol. Learn. Mem. Cogn. 27 (2001) 817]. This internal focus of attention is limited to just one item and the switching process is time-consuming [Mem. Cogn. 26 (1998) 263]. In the current study, given a three-digit(More)
Blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell (BPDC) neoplasm is a rare but clinically aggressive tumor known to be derived from the precursors of plasmacytoid dendritic cells (CD123+) with a high frequency of cutaneous and bone marrow involvement. Though majority of the patients initially respond to multi-agent chemotherapy, most would relapse within a year. We(More)
In the retina of a variety of vertebrate species, a monoclonal antibody against protein kinase C (PKC) has been shown to label preferentially bipolar cells. Although the functional consequences of PKC activation in these cells is yet to be revealed, the present study was motivated in part by the possibility that the antibody might be used as a selective(More)