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The in vivo studies of myocardial infarct using c-ki⁺/Lin⁻ cardiac stem cells (CSCs) are still in the early stage with margin or no beneficial effects for cardiac function. One of the potential reasons may be related to the absence of fully understanding the properties of these cells both in vitro and in vivo. In the present study, we aimed to(More)
We consider nonparametric adaptive spectral analysis of complex-valued data sequences with missing samples occurring in arbitrary patterns. We first present two high-resolution missing-data spectral estimation algorithms: the Iterative Adaptive Approach (IAA) and the Sparse Learning via Iterative Minimization (SLIM) method. Both algorithms can significantly(More)
Monoclonal antibodies have become an important treatment option for a number of serious conditions. Concerns have arisen about the potential association of these products with progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML). A list of monoclonal antibodies authorized for sale was derived from the Health Canada Drug Product Database. Case reports of PML(More)
The goal of this work was to study white matter (WM) integrity in children with cystinosis, a rare lysosomal storage disorder resulting in cystine accumulation in peripheral and central nervous system tissue. Based on previous reports of cystine crystal formation in myelin precursors as well as evidence for specific cognitive deficits in visuospatial(More)
Unique innate immunity-linked γδT cells have been seen in early human artery lesions, but their role in lesion development has received little attention. Here we investigated whether γδT cells modulate atherogenesis in apolipoprotein E-deficient (ApoE KO) mice. We found that γδT cell numbers were markedly increased in the proximal aorta of ApoE-deficient(More)
A 76-year-old woman presented with a 3-year history of intermittent and worsening right upper quadrant abdominal pain. The abdominal pain was not associated with nausea or vomiting, and did not get worse with food intake. Laboratory results were normal. Abdominal computed tomography (CT) showed a 2.3 x 1.9-cm fluid-filled lesion of the biliary system(More)
PURPOSE Natural health products (NHPs), including melatonin, are widely used products. Despite the widespread assumption that all NHPs are safe, they contain pharmacologically active substances and can therefore have adverse effects and/or interact with pharmaceuticals. OBJECTIVE To investigate the mechanism underlying NHP interactions identified through(More)