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A rice (Oryza sativa L. cv. Nakdong) cDNA clone, Oshsp26, encoding the chloroplast-localized small heat shock protein (smHSP) was isolated. Southern blot analysis of genomic DNA and the result of screening of a cDNA library indicated that the Oshsp26 gene is encoded by a single gene in the rice genome. The Oshsp26 gene was expressed following heat stress:(More)
AIM Diffuse splenic 18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) uptake has shown to be associated with concurrent inflammation. We evaluated the prognostic value of diffuse splenic FDG uptake for predicting prognosis in cholangiocarcinoma patients. PATIENTS, METHODS Sixty-four patients with unresectable cholangiocarcinoma performed Positron emission tomography/computed(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Little is known about the effect of magnesium on insulin sensitivity and BP in healthy individuals. Therefore, we investigated whether magnesium could improve insulin sensitivity and blood pressure (BP) in normo-magnesemic nondiabetic overweight adults. METHODS AND RESULTS In a double-blinded, placebo-controlled, randomized trial, a(More)
Infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV) is an avian lymphotropic virus that causes immunosuppression. When specific-pathogen-free chickens were exposed to a pathogenic strain of IBDV (IM), the virus rapidly destroyed B cells in the bursa of Fabricius. Extensive viral replication was accompanied by an infiltration of T cells in the bursa. We studied the(More)
To determine whether and how laboratory and natural selection act on the hsp70 (70-Kd heat-shock protein) genes of Drosophila melanogaster, we examined hsp70 allele frequencies in two sets of populations. First, five populations reared at different temperatures for more than 20 years differentially fixed both a large insertion/deletion (indel) polymorphism(More)
AIMS We investigated the prevalence and risk factors for developing erectile dysfunction (ED) in 1312 Korean men with diabetes in a multicentre study. METHODS We used the modified International Index for Erectile Function-5 criteria to identify mild, moderate and complete ED. A standardized face-to-face questionnaire was used by trained interviewers, and(More)
Anxiety is common among adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and may amplify the core social disability, thus necessitating combined treatment approaches. This pilot, randomized controlled trial evaluated the feasibility and preliminary outcomes of the Multimodal Anxiety and Social Skills Intervention (MASSI) program in a sample of 30(More)
A Physical Unclonable Function (PUF) is a promising solution to many security issues due its ability to generate a die unique identifier that can resist cloning attempts as well as physical tampering. However, the efficiency of a PUF depends on its implementation cost, its reliability, its resiliency to attacks, and the amount of entropy in it. PUF entropy(More)
Human PTEN (phosphatase and tensin homolog deleted on chromosome 10; a phosphatidylinositol 3-phosphatase) expressed in Saccharomyces cerevisiae was oxidized in a time- and H(2)O(2)-concentration-dependent manner. Oxidized hPTEN was reduced by cellular reductants as in human cells. The reduction rate of oxidized hPTEN was monitored in S. cerevisiae mutants(More)
We studied the long-term effect of infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV) in chickens. Specifically, the restoration of virus-induced bursal lesions and the duration of humoral immunodeficiency were examined. One-week-old specific-pathogen-free chickens were intraocularly inoculated with an intermediate vaccine strain (IBDV-Vac) or a virulent strain(More)