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OBJECTIVES In Australia, surgical treatment options for children with bilateral severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss exist in a continuum ranging from unilateral cochlear implantation (CI), sequential bilateral CI through to simultaneous bilateral CI, depending on the condition. When treatment options are mutually exclusive, the mean costs and(More)
OBJECTIVES Sequential and simultaneous bilateral cochlear implants are emerging as appropriate treatment options for Australian adults with sensory deficits in both cochleae. Current funding of Australian public hospitals does not provide for simultaneous bilateral cochlear implantation (CI) as a separate surgical procedure. Previous cost-effectiveness(More)
Tankyrase is an ankyrin repeat-containing poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase originally isolated as a binding partner for the telomeric protein TRF1, but recently identified as a mitogen-activated protein kinase substrate implicated in regulation of Golgi vesicle trafficking. In this study, a novel human tankyrase, designated tankyrase 2, was isolated in a yeast(More)
Screening of a human breast epithelial cell cDNA library with the tyrosine-phosphorylated C terminus of the epidermal growth factor receptor identified a novel member of the GRB7 gene family, designated GRB14. In addition to a pleckstrin homology domain-containing central region homologous to the Caenorhabditis elegans protein F10E9.6/mig 10 and a(More)
The Src homology 2 (SH2) domain-containing protein Grb7 and the erbB2 receptor tyrosine kinase are overexpressed in a subset of human breast cancers. They also co-immunoprecipitate from cell lysates and associate directly in vitro. Whereas the Grb7 SH2 domain binds strongly to erbB2, the SH2 domain of Grb14, a protein closely related to Grb7, does not. We(More)
The mouse thrombomodulin (TM) gene was examined and shown to be a single copy gene lacking introns. Two different clones each containing the entire mouse TM gene were isolated and the nucleotide sequence of a 1.4 kb fragment comprising the 5' untranslated region and 1.2 kb of flanking sequences was determined. The transcriptional initiation site was located(More)
BACKGROUND Currently, there is a paucity of data concerning the long-term outcomes, educational placement and quality of life of children implanted with hearing devices from large and representative samples of the population. To address this concern, a large, prospective, multicentre, multinational patient-outcomes registry for paediatric recipients of(More)
The heregulins (HRGs) are a family of growth factors that bind direction to erbB3 and erbB4 and induce tyrosine phosphorylation of erbB2 via receptor heterodimerization. Since erbB2, erbB3, and erbB4 (erbB2-4) are often overexpressed in human breast cancer cells, we produced recombinant HRGs and a HRG-based ligand toxin to investigate the signaling events(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the cost utility of cochlear implantation (CI) for severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) among children from rural settings in P.R. China (China). RESEARCH DESIGN A cost-utility analysis (CUA) was undertaken using data generated from a single-center substudy of the Cochlear Pediatric Implanted Recipient Observational(More)