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5-Fluorouracil, at lop4 M concentrations, inhibited ribosomal RNA maturation only slightly in Novikoff hepatoma cells growing in suspension culture. On a molar basis, 5-fluorouridine was a much more potent inhibitor of the maturation process. The difference between the effectiveness of 5-fluorouracil and 5-fluorouridine is probably a result of the greater(More)
The inhibition of ribosomal RNA (rRNA) maturation by 5-fluorouridine (FUrd) in Novikoff hepatoma cells appears to depend upon the incorporation of the analog into the 45 S rRNA precursor. Precursor synthesized in the presence of FUrd is not processed into mature rRNA, but precursor synthesized in the absence of the analog is processed normally after the(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacy of managing excessive anticoagulation in the absence of bleeding by either omitting warfarin therapy alone or administering oral phytonadione in addition to omitting warfarin therapy. DESIGN Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. SETTING Clinical pharmacy anticoagulation service in a group model(More)
N1-S1/FdUrd Novikoff hepatoma cells, which lack thymidine kinase activity, are resistant to 5-fluorouracil (FUra) as well as 5-fluorodeoxyuridine (FdUrd), suggesting that the pathway, FUra leads to FdUrd leads to FdUMP, is utilized for the conversion of FUra to FdUMP. However, the inhibition of thymidylate synthetase activity, the presumed target of FdUMP,(More)
BACKGROUND Development of quality-control criteria to ensure reproducibility of microarray results for potential clinical application is still in its infancy. METHODS In the present studies we developed quality-control criteria and evaluated their effect in microarray data analysis using total RNA from cell lines, frozen tumors, and a commercially(More)
Two genetically different isolates of chicken astrovirus (CAstV), named CAstV612 and CAstV11672, which share low levels of antigenic relatedness in cross-indirect immunofluorescence (IIF) tests, have been identified recently. In the present study, separate IIF tests for detecting antibodies to the CAstV612 and CAstV11672 isolates have been used to determine(More)
Although cinnamon is known to cause dermatitis in bakers and confectioners, it has only rarely been reported as causing trouble in food or cosmetics. A newly-formulated 'spicy' toothpaste containing cinnamon as a flavouring agent was the cause of oral symptoms in eight patients referred to clinics in Buckinghamshire and in Malmö and in a further eight(More)
We evaluated the performance characteristics of three real-time reverse transcription-PCR test systems for detection and quantification of hepatitis C virus (HCV) and performed a direct comparison of the systems on the same clinical specimens. Commercial HCV panels (genotype 1b) were used to evaluate linear range, sensitivity, and precision. The Roche COBAS(More)
Hydroxyapatite ceramic tapes (several hundred micrometres thick), have been prepared at different porosity levels, using the tape casting technique. The reactions, which occur during processing and sintering of the tapes, have been characterized by power X-ray diffraction analysis, differential thermal analysis (DTA), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA),(More)