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The objective of the study was to determine the relative accuracy of a new portable ultrasound unit, BME-150A, and the BladderScan BVI 3000, as assessed in comparison with the catheterized residual urine volume. We used both of these machines to prospectively measure the residual urine volumes of 89 patients (40 men and 49 women) who were undergoing(More)
Human embryonic stem (hES) cells are pluripotent cell lines established from the explanted inner cell mass of human blastocysts. Despite their importance for human embryology and regenerative medicine, studies on hES cells, unlike those on mouse ES (mES) cells, have been hampered by difficulties in culture and by scant knowledge concerning the regulatory(More)
This study evaluates the effectiveness of CT and MR imaging in differentiating intradural extramedullary spinal schwannomas and meningiomas in a large group of patients. In addition, the study correlates tumour location, morphologic characteristics and enhancement pattern. From January 2000 to June 2007, we retrospectively reviewed 128 consecutive patients(More)
BACKGROUND In 2015, a large outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection occurred following a single patient exposure in an emergency room at the Samsung Medical Center, a tertiary-care hospital in Seoul, South Korea. We aimed to investigate the epidemiology of MERS-CoV outbreak in our hospital. METHODS We identified all(More)
Lectin enrichment-coupled multiple-reaction monitoring (MRM) mass spectrometry was employed to quantitatively monitor the variation of aberrant glycoforms produced under pathological states. For this, aberrant glycoforms of the tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase 1 (TIMP1) and protein tyrosine phosphatase kappa (PTPkappa), previously known target proteins(More)
BAF53 (also known as ArpNbeta) is a nuclear arp that is a component of a number of chromatin-modifying complexes, such as the SWI/SNF and TRRAP complexes. These complexes play specific roles in chromatin remodeling and transcription. Previous studies have suggested that BAF53 is localized exclusively in the nucleus in HeLa and SW-13 cells. In this study,(More)
BACKGROUND β-Catenin, the transducer of Wnt signaling, is critical for the development and growth of hair follicles. In the absence of Wnt signals, cytoplasmic β-catenin is phosphorylated by glycogen synthase kinase (GSK)-3 and then degraded. Therefore, inhibition of GSK-3 may enhance hair growth via β-catenin stabilization. Valproic acid is an(More)
This review examines the challenges in the chemical synthesis of average sized proteins. Recent progress on sequential and convergent ligation methods, two approaches to the synthesis of proteins, is outlined. An examination of these challenges could aid in the process of finding new methodologies for the efficient chemical synthesis of average sized(More)
This study evaluated the clinical and radiological characteristics, as well as the treatment outcomes, for the rare phenomenon known as intracranial growing teratoma syndrome (iGTS). One hundred seventy patients diagnosed with intracranial germ cell tumours (GCT) between 1997 and 2008 were enrolled in this retrospective analysis. Thorough reviews of medical(More)
To evaluate the appropriateness of the screening strategy for healthcare personnel (HCP) during a hospital-associated Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) outbreak, we performed a serologic investigation in 189 rRT-PCR-negative HCP exposed and assigned to MERS patients. Although 20%-25% of HCP experienced MERS-like symptoms, none of them showed(More)