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Novel slot-shaped defected ground structures (DGSs) on the microstrip line are presented to provide a band-rejection property with an improved Q factor. Two different geometries (U-slot and V-slot) are investigated. U-slot and V-slot DGSs have simple shapes compared to the conventional DGSs, however, they provide more steep rejection characteristics. The Q(More)
Impairment of the circadian clock has been associated with numerous disorders, including metabolic disease. Although small molecules that modulate clock function might offer therapeutic approaches to such diseases, only a few compounds have been identified that selectively target core clock proteins. From an unbiased cell-based circadian phenotypic screen,(More)
PURPOSE To investigate whether thin-section axial double inversion-recovery (DIR) brain magnetic resonance (MR) imaging at 3.0 T can help distinguish the primary motor cortex (PMC), or Brodmann area 4, from other selected cortical regions, including the primary sensory cortex (PSC), or Brodmann areas 1-3, on the basis of the presence of a "triple-layer"(More)
BACKGROUND Adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs) have positive effects in the wound healing process. OBJECTIVE To clarify whether ASCs positively mitigate scar formation in the wound remodeling process. MATERIALS AND METHODS Full-thickness skin defects were created on the dorsal skin of Yorkshire pigs. After the defects were transformed into early scars,(More)
A major barrier to regeneration of CNS axons is the presence of growth-inhibitory proteins associated with myelin and the glial scar. To identify chemical compounds with the ability to overcome the inhibition of regeneration, we screened a novel triazine library, based on the ability of compounds to increase neurite outgrowth from cerebellar neurons on(More)
The circadian clock underlies daily rhythms of diverse physiological processes, and alterations in clock function have been linked to numerous pathologies. To apply chemical biology methods to modulate and dissect the clock mechanism with new chemical probes, we performed a circadian screen of ,120,000 uncharacterized compounds on human cells containing a(More)
The inositol (1,4,5) trisphosphate 3-kinase (ITP3K) phosphorylates Ins (1,4,5) P3 to produce Ins (1,3,4,5) P4. The ITP3K substrate, InsP3, and its product, InsP4, both have the potential to regulate mast cell function. Here, we explore the effects of dominant inhibition of ITP3K upon secretory responses and Ras GTPase activation following antigenic(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis antibody titers after antineoplastic treatment and to suggest an appropriate vaccination approach for pediatric hemato-oncologic patients. A total of 146 children with either malignancy in remission after cessation of therapy or bone marrow failure were recruited. All children had(More)