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The Cochran-Armitage trend test is commonly used as a genotype-based test for candidate gene association. Corresponding to each underlying genetic model there is a particular set of scores assigned to the genotypes that maximizes its power. When the variance of the test statistic is known, the formulas for approximate power and associated sample size are(More)
Anteroposterior pelvic radiographs are the gold standard of imaging for mechanical hip problems. However, correct interpretation is difficult because the projected morphologic features of the acetabulum and nearly all routinely used hip parameters depend on individual pelvic position, which can vary considerably during acquisition. We developed software(More)
Macrophage infiltration of the kidney is a prominent feature associated with the severity of renal injury and progressive renal failure. To determine the influence of macrophages in renal disease models in the absence of endogenous T and B cells, we performed adoptive transfer of macrophages into severe combined immunodeficient (SCID) mice. In this study,(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Notch signaling controls cellular differentiation and proliferation. Deregulated expression of Notch receptors is observed in a growing number of malignant tumours, however, the role of Notch signaling in hepatocellular carcinoma is still unknown. To address this, the expression of Notch receptors in human hepatocellular carcinoma was(More)
The synthesis, photophysical characteristics, in vivo photosensitizing efficacy, human serum albumin (HSA) binding properties, and skin phototoxicity of some stable bacteriochlorins were investigated. The novel bacteriochlorins, obtained from chlorophyll-a, have long-wavelength absorptions in the range lambda max = 734-758 nm. Preferential migration of(More)
BACKGROUND Currently, none of the available colorectal adenocarcinoma (CAC) testing has been established as a well-accepted diagnosis tool, particularly for the early stage of CAC. The recent discovery of serum microRNA (miRNA) profile has provided a new auxiliary approach for tumour diagnosis. Our study is involved in the global analysis of serum miRNAs(More)
TR6, a member of the tumor necrosis factor (TNF) receptor superfamily, has recently been shown to bind to Fas ligand (FasL) and inhibit FasL-mediated cell killing in vitro. In the current study, we demonstrate that TR6 can block the lethal activity of FasL in multiple in vitro systems, and extend this finding to an in vivo model of hepatitis. The binding of(More)
A first report on the synthesis and biological evaluation of the beta-galactose-conjugated purpurinimides (a class of chlorins containing a six-membered fused imide ring system) as Gal-1 (galectin-1) recognized photosensitizers, prepared from purpurin-N-propargylimide via enyne metathesis, is discussed. On the basis of examination of the available crystal(More)
Gingival fibromatosis (GINGF) is an oral disorder characterized by enlargement of the gingiva. It occurs either as the sole phenotype or combined with other symptoms. Thus far, one GINGF locus has been mapped on chromosome 2, at 2p21, and a second possible locus has been mapped to 2p13. However, the genes responsible for this disorder have not been(More)
Comparison of single and multiple dose pharmacokinetics between patches and conventional tablets of Huperzine A (Hup-A) was performed in beagle dogs to evaluate the patches' controlled drug release characteristics in vivo, a newly developed transdermal system for treatment of Alzheimer disease. Results showed that transdermal administration of Hup-A(More)