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A retrospective study was performed on natural cases of porcine respiratory disease complex (PRDC) to determine the association and prevalence of PRDC with porcine circovirus 2 (PCV2) and other co-existing pathogens in Korea. Histologically, alveolar septa were markedly thickened by infiltrates of mononuclear cells. Moderate to marked multifocal(More)
The expression of mRNA encoding interferon-alpha (IFN-alpha) and Mx1 protein was studied, by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction and by in-situ hybridization with a non-radioactive digoxigenin-labelled cDNA probe, in formalin-fixed, paraffin wax-embedded lung tissue from pigs experimentally infected with a Korean isolate (North American(More)
The expression of mRNA encoding interleukin-10 (IL-10) and IL-12 was studied, by the reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction and by in-situ hybridization with a non-radioactive digoxigenin-labelled cDNA probe, in formalin-fixed, paraffin wax-embedded lung tissue from piglets inoculated intranasally with a Korean isolate (North American genotype) of(More)
BACKGROUND RT-PCR amplification of tumour-specific mRNA has been used for the detection of cancer cells in peripheral blood. AIM To evaluate the characteristics of the tumour specific mRNA species in peripheral blood of stomach cancer patients. METHODS We analysed CEA, GalNAc-T, MUC-1, c-MET and hTERT mRNA expression in the stomach cancer cell lines and(More)
SC142-reactive antigen are highly glycosylated glycoproteins expressed on tissues of gastric and colon cancers but not on normal tissues. Murine SC142 antibody specific for the SC142-reactive antigen has been produced by immunisation with SNU16 stomach cancer cells. However, SC142 antibody has several potential problems such as high immunogenicity and poor(More)
Safrole, a component of piper betle inflorescence, is a documented rodent hepatocarcinogen and inhibits bactericidal activity and the release of superoxide anion (O(2-)) by polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMNs). In the present study, we investigated the effects of safrole on immune responses, including natural killer (NK) cell cytotoxicity, phagocytic(More)
The charge state distributions of Fe, Na, and F are determined in a photoionized laboratory plasma using high resolution x-ray spectroscopy. Independent measurements of the density and radiation flux indicate unprecedented values for the ionization parameter xi=20-25 erg cm s(-1) under near steady-state conditions. Line opacities are well fitted by a(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES The authors evaluate in the rabbit the radiologic-pathologic changes of the inferior vena cava and the renal vein and the functional changes of the kidneys after placement of a self-expandable metallic stent in the inferior vena cava where the renal vein empties. METHODS One self-expandable metallic stent was placed in the(More)
A high contrast 12.6 keV Kr K alpha source has been demonstrated on the petawatt-class Titan laser facility using strongly clustering Kr gas jet targets. The contrast ratio (K alpha to continuum) is 65, with a competitive ultrashort pulse laser to x-ray conversion efficiency of 10(-5). Filtered shadowgraphy indicates that the Kr K alpha and K beta x rays(More)
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