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Basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) is a hematopoietic cytokine that stimulates stromal and stem cell growth. It binds to a glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI)-anchored heparan sulfate proteoglycan on human bone marrow (BM) stromal cells. The bFGF-proteoglycan complex is biologically active and is released by addition of exogenous(More)
The delto-pectoral portion of V. Cephalica was dissected 189 times during surgery and 74 times on cadavers. In 8 out of 10 cases the disposition was of the classical type and the diameter was wide enough to allow catheterization with a 3,4 mm catheter. In 2 out of 10 cases the vein was absent or toothin. This anomaly was most often unilateral with a normal(More)
The latissimus dorsi and the "serrato-rhomboid" complex are the muscles most often involved in present-day thoracotomies for lung surgery. The present anatomic study emphasizes: the continuity between the serratus anterior and the rhomboid levator scapulae mass as a wide muscular sheet with a deep common fascia, extending the serrato-thoracic space (of(More)
Although many glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI)-anchored proteins have been observed as soluble forms, the mechanisms by which they are released from the cell surface have not been demonstrated. We show here that a cell-associated GPI-specific phospholipase D (GPI-PLD) releases the GPI-anchored, complement regulatory protein decay-accelerating factor (DAF)(More)
We have shown previously that basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) is a mitogen for human bone marrow (BM) stromal cells and that bFGF stimulates myelopoiesis in primary BM cultures. In this article, we demonstrate the presence of bFGF in two cell lineages in human BM and peripheral blood as well as the deposition of bFGF into the extracellular matrix of(More)
OBJECTIVE We sought to characterize the electrophysiological signature of Freezing of gait in Parkinson's disease. METHODS We examined 24 patients with idiopathic Parkinson's disease and significant freezing of gait as they performed a series of timed up-and-go tasks in their 'off' state while electroencephalographic data was collected from four scalp(More)
A study of medication compliance, side effects, and clinical change with the use of antidepressants in 32 Southeast Asian refugee patients seen at an urban mental health center is reported. Patients met criteria for either major depressive episode, posttraumatic stress disorder, or both. Only five of the 32 patients who stated that they were taking their(More)
The authors report on 404 Southeast Asian refugees seen at a community clinic. Approximately three-quarters of these patients met DSM-III criteria for major depressive episode, and 14% had posttraumatic stress disorder. Complaints of pain and sleep disturbances were the predominant presenting symptoms. Most of the men were married, but more than 40% of the(More)
The PAD Review publications have been made possible by funding from Danish Interna-The designation of geographical entities in this book, and the presentation of the material , do not imply the expression of any opinion on the part of ICEM or other participating organisations concerning the legal status of any country, territory, or area, or of its(More)
Three new triterpenoids, bonianic acids A (1) and B (2) and 3-O-acetyluncaric acid (3), were isolated from the leaves and twigs of Radermachera boniana, together with six known compounds, ursolic acid (4), oleanolic acid (5), 3-epi-oleanolic acid (6), 3α-O-acetyl-α-boswellic acid (7), ergosterol peroxide (8), and β-sitostenone (9). Ergosterol peroxide (8)(More)