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This work aimed to assess novel protective roles and regulation of Spy1, a histidine-containing phosphotransfer (HPt) protein, in the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe. The structural gene encoding Spy1 was cloned into the shuttle vector pRS316 to generate the recombinant plasmid pYFSpy1. The spy1 + mRNA level was notably increased in S. pombe cells(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to compare the treatment outcome of 3 sling procedures for stress urinary incontinence with intrinsic sphincter deficiency. STUDY DESIGN This retrospective study included 253 patients who underwent incontinence surgery (pubovaginal sling [PVS] = 87, tension-free vaginal tape [TVT] = 94, and transobturator tape [TOT] =(More)
Human action recognition using 3D skeletal data has become popular topic with the emergence of the cost-effective depth sensors, such as Microsoft Kinect. However, noisy joint position and speed variation between actors make action recognition from 3D joint positions difficult. To address these problems, this paper proposes a novel framework, called(More)
OBJECTIVE To clinically analyze cases of ectopic ovarian pregnancy and to generate data regarding the evaluation and management of suspected ectopic ovarian pregnancies. STUDY DESIGN We retrospectively analyzed 49 ovarian pregnancies that were surgically treated at Cheil General Hospital and Women's Healthcare Center between January 1996 and December(More)
The present work aimed to assess novel pharmacological properties of ethyl vanillin (EVA) which is used as a flavoring agent for cakes, dessert, confectionary, etc. EVA exhibited an inhibitory activity in the chorioallantoic membrane angiogenesis. Anti-inflammatory activity of EVA was convinced using the two in vivo models, such as vascular permeability and(More)
Gardenia fruit has been traditionally used as a folk medicine for centuries in Asian countries. Extraction with ethanol was used to obtain an extract (GFE) that contains two known constituents, geniposide and genipin, which were subsequently evaluated for anti-inflammatory activity. GFE, genipin, and geniposide showed acute anti-inflammatory activities in(More)
Ginsenosides are major bioactive constituents that are responsible for the diverse pharmacological activities of ginseng. This work aimed to assess the skin anti-photoaging activities of the two stereoisomeric forms of ginsenoside Rg3, 20(S)-Rg3 and 20(R)-Rg3. When the two Rg3 stereoisomers were added to cultured human keratinocyte HaCaT cells prior to(More)
The present study aimed to assess anti-inflammatory activity and underlying mechanism of n-propyl gallate, the n-propyl ester of gallic acid. n-Propyl gallate was shown to contain anti-inflammatory activity using two experimental animal models, acetic acid-induced permeability model in mice, and air pouch model in rats. It suppressed production of nitric(More)
Gastrodia elata Blume rhizome has been traditionally used as a folk medicine for centuries in Oriental countries. Its ethanol extract (GEE) and subsequent fractions were used to evaluate anti-angiogenic, anti-inflammatory and related activities of Gastrodia elata. GEE potently inhibited angiogenesis in the chick chorioallantoic membrane assay, and its(More)
4-Hydroxybenzyl alcohol (HBA), one of the well-known phenolic compounds in diverse plants, displayed a significant inhibition in the chick chorioallantoic membrane (CAM) angiogenesis assay. HBA was shown to contain an anti-inflammatory activity in carrageenan-induced air pouch model in rats and acetic acid-induced permeability model in mice.(More)