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Phospholipase A2 (PLA2) enzymes are critical regulators of prostaglandin and leukotriene synthesis and can directly modify the composition of cellular membranes. PLA2 enzymes release fatty acids and lysophospholipids, including the precursor of platelet-activating factor, PAF, from phospholipids. Free fatty acids, eicosanoids, lysophospholipids and PAF are(More)
OBJECTIVE This paper analyzes the longitudinal relationship between serum uric acid level and a natural disaster. METHODS The sample consists of factory workers who were participating in a longitudinal epidemiological study of coronary heart disease risk factors. Participants were seen in 1975 (baseline), 1980 (5 year follow-up), and 1987 (12 year(More)
  • F J Drummond, H Kinnear, C Donnelly, E O'Leary, K O'Brien, R M Burns +2 others
  • 2015
OBJECTIVE To establish an international patient-reported outcomes (PROMs) study among prostate cancer survivors, up to 18 years postdiagnosis, in two countries with different healthcare systems and ethical frameworks. DESIGN A cross-sectional, postal survey of prostate cancer survivors sampled and recruited via two population-based cancer registries.(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the reproducibility of three nonverbal facial expressions using a three-dimensional motion capture system. DESIGN Prospective, cross-sectional, controlled study. SETTING Glasgow Dental Hospital and School, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom. PATIENTS AND PARTICIPANTS Thirty-two subjects, 16 males and 16 females. METHODS With(More)
The aim of this study was to validate the automatic tracking of facial landmarks in 3D image sequences. 32 subjects (16 males and 16 females) aged 18-35 years were recruited. 23 anthropometric landmarks were marked on the face of each subject with non-permanent ink using a 0.5mm pen. The subjects were asked to perform three facial animations (maximal smile,(More)
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