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Reactive oxygen species (ROS) have been suggested to play an important role in physiopathology of schizophrenia. The major intracellular antioxidant enzymes, copper-zinc superoxide dismutase in the cytoplasm and manganese superoxide dismutase (Mn-SOD) in the mitochondria, rapidly and specifically reduce superoxide radicals to hydrogen peroxide.(More)
We report a 6-year-old boy diagnosed as transfusion dependent chronic nonspherocytic hemolytic anemia since 40 days old. Hemoglobin H inclusions were detected with brilliant cresyl blue preparation. His parents were found to be normal on physical examination. His mother had hemoglobin level of 9.34 g/dL, accompanied by typical thalassemic changes of the red(More)
Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) which is frequently present in Mediterranean populations is caused by mutations in the MEFV gene. According to recent data, MEFV mutations are not the only cause of FMF, but these are major genetic determinants which cause FMF. It has also been suggested that there may be a number of other genes causing FMF. The MEFV gene(More)
Activities of adenosine deaminase (AD), and xanthine oxidase (XO) enzymes were measured in bladder washing fluid (BWF) from 37 patients with bladder cancer. The patients were divided into several groups according to their sex; pattern, number, and depth of the tumors; and tumor grade. There was a statistically significant difference in XO activities between(More)
Macrophage activation by interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma) is important in host resistance to tuberculosis (TB). In this study, the relationships of the +874 T/A polymorphism in the first intron of the IFN-gamma gene and intronic (CA)n polymorphic microsatellite marker of the interferon-gamma receptor 1 (IFN-gammaR1) gene to TB susceptibility were investigated(More)
As the size and complexity of space launches continues to grow an architecture is becoming ever more necessary to accurately organize and determine workforce requirements for the involved organizations. The Launch Services Program at Kennedy Space Center has recently begun using a tool developed by the technology consulting firm Booz-Allen Hamilton(More)
Griscelli syndrome (GS) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder associated with skin or hair hypopigmentation, hepatosplenomegaly, pancytopenia, and immunologic and central nervous system abnormalities. GS type II is caused by RAB27A mutations. We present RAB27A mutation analysis of 6 cases diagnosed as GS type II. Missense mutations (L26P and L130P) in 2(More)
This paper presents the results of a software system which integrates geographical information systems (GIS), object oriented simulation (OOS), and multi-sensor fusion algorithms. This system allows the Navy to evaluate the performance of different multi-sensor configurations in order to identify enemy ships, friendly ships, or other entities present in the(More)
The purpose of this paper is to discuss an object-oriented simulation framework/model for the US Navy that simulates the behavior of ships in a combat environment. This model provides a framework which helps to improve threat recognition, undersea tactical awareness, countermeasure emissions, and counter-weapon fire control to enable surface ships to(More)
Canavan disease is a severe autosomal recessive leukodystrophy characterized by macrocephaly, ataxia, severe motor and mental retardation, dysmyelination, and progressive spongial atrophy of the brain. The human aspartoacylase (ASPA) gene, which catalyzes the deacetylation of N-acetyl-L-aspartate, is mutated in Canavan disease. In the presented family(More)