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Although there is growing interest in finding mouse models of human disease, no technique for quickly and quantitatively determining anatomical mutants currently exists. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is ideally suited to probe fine structures in mice. This technology is three-dimensional, non-destructive and rapid compared to histopathology; hence MRI(More)
The mouse has emerged as a major experimental model system for examining the functional properties of the mammalian CNS; both during development and following CNS injury. Histologic procedures currently used to determine the relative position of structures within the CNS are presently limited in their ability to take full advantage of this system for(More)
Magnetic resonance image-guidance for interstitial thermal therapy has proven to be a valuable tool in its traditional role in device localization and, more recently, in monitoring heat deposition within tissue. However, a quantitative understanding of how temperature-time exposure relates to thermal damage is crucial if the predictive value of real-time MR(More)
The tumor necrosis factor receptor 1 (TNFR1) and the Fas receptor recruit complexes formed by the interactions between RIP kinase, TRADD, FADD and RAIDD - adaptor proteins that contain death domains - which in turn recruit other proteins to initiate signaling [1][2][3][4][5]. To identify proteins associated with the TNF signaling pathway, we performed a(More)
The effect of sodium intake on the excretion of calcium, hydroxyproline (OHP) and serum parathyroid hormone (PTH) was examined. When seven healthy males increased their sodium intake by 200 mmol/day, excretion of calcium increased by 1.70 mmol/day and that of OHP by 27%. Serum PTH, however, did not increase significantly. In a cross-sectional study of 334(More)
The present study aimed at investigating the contribution of social support, depressive mood, medical symptoms and objective memory performance to the subjective memory complaints of Chinese HIV-infected persons in Hong Kong. Ninety HIV-infected persons were administered the Hong Kong List Learning Test (HKLLT) as an objective measure of memory. They also(More)
Potassium depletion increases and potassium supplementation decreases urinary calcium excretion. To determine whether these experimental observations have any significance in healthy free living subjects, we measured 24 h urinary calcium, sodium, potassium and serum parathyroid hormone (PTH) in 142 healthy young (aged 18-40 years) female Chinese subjects.(More)
With efficient homologous recombination in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, a rapid in vivo cloning technique has been available. Here we demonstrated that 30 bp of a homologous sequence at each end of a DNA fragment is sufficient to integrate the fragment into a linearized plasmid in yeast. To obtain a high yield of recombination transformants, however, more than(More)
Proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) is an essential protein in both DNA replication and DNA damage repair. A novel 15 kD protein, p15(PAF), was identified as a PCNA-associated factor in a yeast two-hybrid screen using PCNA as the bait. p15(PAF) is localized primarily in the nucleus. p15(PAF) shares the conserved PCNA binding motif with several other(More)
The effect of different intakes of salt for 12 mo on bone calcium content and urinary excretion of calcium and hydroxyproline were examined in sham operated and oophorectomized (OX) rats to determine the long term effects of high sodium intake and its interaction with estrogen deficiency. Sham operated (n = 24) and OX (n = 24) rats were divided into groups(More)