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Faba bean (Vicia faba L.) is a globally important nitrogen-fixing legume, which is widely grown in a diverse range of environments. In this work, we mine and validate a set of 845 SNPs from the aligned transcriptomes of two contrasting inbred lines. Each V. faba SNP is assigned by BLAST analysis to a single Medicago orthologue. This set of syntenically(More)
A review was undertaken of all patients seen in our institution between January 1978 and March 1987 in whom a cerebral CT scan was obtained in association with elective carotid endarterectomy. Three hundred fifty-nine such patients were identified. In a subgroup of 89 patients who were neurologically normal after carotid endarterectomy, scans were performed(More)
Although cervical carcinoma cells may express the human papillomavirus oncoproteins E6 and E7, they fail to induce an effective specific cytotoxic T lymphocyte response. This failure may be due to a lack of expression of costimulatory molecules, such as CD80 (B7.1). To augment the immunogenicity of cervical carcinoma cells, we transfected human(More)
We examined the in vivo effect of estrogen, progesterone, RU 486, and pregnancy on the upstream regulatory region (URR) of human papillomavirus (HPV) 18 transgenic mice. The mice contain the bacterial reporter beta-galactosidase gene under control of the HPV 18 URR. Pregnant transgenic mice were sacrificed on various days of gestation and the level of URR(More)
Recently we have demonstrated that tumor-specific cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) can be activated by cervical carcinoma cells expressing the costimulatory molecule CD80, which may be used as a therapeutic vaccine for patients with cervical cancer. For activated CTLs to be effective, appropriate amounts of MHC class I expression are required on target tumor(More)
The novel high-fidelity CFD model for packed bed reactors is validated in terms of Nu regarding particle-to-fluid heat transfer. The model is developed to take into consideration the flow of heat, mass and momentum through and around the particles each shaped without geometrical simplification. In the present approach, cylindrical shaped solid geometries(More)
In contingency judgment tasks (CJT) people typically overestimate their control over an outcome. We hypothesized that this outcome density effect (a type of illusion of control) may be due to an attentional bias toward positive outcomes, which may lead one to ignore negative outcomes and thus to underestimate their occurrence. In order to directly test this(More)
During the past 13 years, 16 patients with visual disturbances, ipsilateral internal carotid artery (ICA) occlusion, and external carotid artery (ECA) stenosis have had ECA reconstruction. Indications for operation included amaurosis fugax (AF) in five patients, AF and transient ischemic attacks in four patients, ischemic optic neuropathy in two patients,(More)
A high-fidelity DEM-CFD model is newly proposed for process intensification of packed bed reactors. The discrete element method (DEM) is employed for simulating random packing under gravity with hundreds of spheres in a cylindrical tube. It is verified that the DEM is capable of constituting a packed bed whose voidage well agrees with the literature(More)
Prior work has suggested that cryopreserved venous allografts may serve as an effective arterial substitute. To determine the relative thrombogenicity of this material, platelet uptake of cryopreserved canine jugular veins (CJV) before and after deendothelialization was compared to fresh CJV before and after deendothelialization, and to PTFE. CJV were(More)