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Siderophores are extracellular iron-binding compounds that mediate iron transport into many cells. We present evidence of analogous molecules for copper transport from methane-oxidizing bacteria, represented here by a small fluorescent chromopeptide (C45N12O14H62Cu, 1216 daltons) produced by Methylosinus trichosporium OB3b. The crystal structure of this(More)
"Skills and Expertise" is a data-driven feature on LinkedIn, the world's largest professional online social network, which allows members to tag themselves with topics representing their areas of expertise. In this work, we present our experiences developing this large-scale topic extraction pipeline, which includes constructing a folksonomy of skills and(More)
This study was conducted to examine the pathophysiologic mechanisms of long-term adverse effects by neonatal maternal separation on neurobehaviors of the offspring. Sprague-Dawley pups were separated from dam daily for 180min during the first 2 weeks of life (MS) or undisturbed (NH), and subjected to behavioral sessions for ambulatory activity, forced swim,(More)
Self-expandable metallic stent (SEMS) for malignant colorectal obstruction is widely used in palliative treatment and as an alternative to surgery. The aims of this study are to evaluate the effectiveness of stent placement for palliative treatment and to identify the predictive factors associated with stent occlusion. A retrospective analysis was performed(More)
BACKGROUND Increase in intracranial pressure (ICP) is one of the physiologic changes during laparoscopic surgery, which is known to be associated with positional changes. Changes of ICP can be measured directly by invasive method, but ultrasonographic measurement of optic nerve sheath diameter (ONSD) is known to be a rapidly applicable technique for(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the gas generated from the transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) and transurethral resection of bladder (TURB) tumor. METHODS Thirty-six smoke samples were collected from a continuous irrigation suction system during the TURP and the TURB. Then, they were subdivided into 2 groups: the group I (n = 18; gases generated from the(More)
The Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) has a wide spectrum of bacteria recognition receptors that may be involved in the signaling of the immune responses in the prostate. A few association studies have assessed the relationship between the risk of prostate cancer (PC) and the polymorphism in the TLR4 gene in European-ancestry populations. To evaluate the(More)
Early diagnosis and management of peritoneal metastases from colorectal cancer patients are difficult clinical challenges. The aims of this study were to evaluate the clinical significance of tumor markers and cytology in peritoneal effusions (PE) and peritoneal irrigation fluid (PI) and to determine their value as prognostic indicators in this disease. Two(More)
Adrenal myelolipoma is a rare, nonfunctional benign tumor that is composed of mature adipose tissue and hematopoietic elements. In the past, these tumors were accidentally discovered at autopsy. Today, they are found much more frequently and incidentally, mainly because of the widespread use of noninvasive imaging with ultrasonography, computed tomography,(More)