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The folding types of 135 proteins, the three-dimensional structures of which are known, were analyzed in terms of the amino acid composition. The amino acid composition of a protein was expressed as a point in a multidimensional space spanned with 20 axes, on which the corresponding contents of 20 amino acids in the protein were represented. The(More)
Over the last twenty years, the open source community has provided more and more software on which the world's High Performance Computing (HPC) systems depend for performance and productivity. The community has invested millions of dollars and years of effort to build key components. But although the investments in these separate software elements have been(More)
Sequences of intracellular and extracellular soluble proteins were analyzed statistically in terms of amino acid composition and residue-pair frequencies. Residue-pair frequencies were calculated for sequential separations from (n, n + 1) to (n, n + 5), and converted into scoring parameters. Then, for each test protein, the single-residue and residue-pair(More)
The Hedgehog (Hh) signaling pathway functions as an organizer in embryonic development. Genetic analysis has demonstrated a critical role for the Hh pathway in mammary gland morphogenesis. Disruption of Patched1, a component of the Hh pathway, results in abnormal growth of mammary duct. Recent studies have shown constitutive activation of the Hh pathway in(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE This study was performed to evaluate the outcomes of laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy (LDP) and laparoscopic pancreatoduodenectomy (LPD) compared with the open method using meta-analysis. METHODS A literature search was performed to identify comparative studies of laparoscopic versus open pancreatectomy. Perioperative outcomes were(More)
Mammalian embryos can only survive if they attach to the uterus (implantation) and establish proper maternal-fetal interactions. To understand this complex implantation pathway, we have initiated genomic analysis with a systematic study of the cohort of genes expressed in extraembryonic cells that are derived from the conceptus and play a major role in this(More)
We previously identified a novel rat candidate metastasis-associated gene, mta1, based on its differential expression in highly metastatic cells compared to nonmetastatic cells. Furthermore, we showed that overexpression of its human counterpart, MTA1, correlated with the invasiveness or lymph node metastasis of gastric, colorectal and esophageal(More)
AIMS It has been suggested that obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSA) may be a direct cause of left ventricular (LV) systolic dysfunction. This study was designed to examine our hypothesis that OSA inhibits the recovery of LV function in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). METHODS AND RESULTS Our 86 consecutive first-AMI patients underwent(More)
BACKGROUND The blockade of angiotensin II (Ang II) formation has protective effects on cardiovascular tissue; however, the role of Ang II in atrial electrical remodeling is unknown. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of candesartan and captopril on atrial electrical remodeling. METHODS AND RESULTS In 24 dogs, the atrial effective(More)
Exosomes are nanovesicles that are released into the extracellular environment during the fusion of multivesicular bodies with the plasma membrane. Exosomes released from dendritic cells, dexosomes, have several biological functions, for example as immunostimulants. Some tumor cells also secrete exosomes (Tu-exosomes). Although experimental data obtained(More)