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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)
OBJECTIVE To ascertain the incidence of acute and chronic complications of aortic intramural hematoma (IMH) and to analyze the predictors of the development of each complication. MATERIALS AND METHODS This retrospective study includes 107 consecutive patients diagnosed with aortic IMH by means of computed tomography (CT) during the period from January(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is an operator-dependent procedure and has significant procedure-related morbidity and mortality. Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) is a safe noninvasive method for pancreatobiliary imaging. The aims of this study were to evaluate the potential impact of MRCP on(More)
Neuroprotective effects of flavones were examined. Luteolin and apigenin exhibited neuroprotection against oxidative stress-induced cell death in SH-SY5Y cells. Free radical scavenging activity and neuroprotection assays revealed that flavones exerted their neuroprotective effects via the direct interaction with the apoptotic caspase pathway independently(More)
Extracellular electrical recording and studies using animal models have helped establish important concepts of human gastric physiology. Accepted standards include electrical quiescence in the fundus, 3 cycles per minute (cpm) pacemaker activity in corpus and antrum, and a proximal-to-distal slow wave frequency gradient. We investigated slow wave pacemaker(More)
This study analysed the level of contamination of harmful heavy metals in 3820 food samples available in Korea in 2010. A total of 119 types of samples were collected, including corns, vegetables, fruits, fishes, mollusks, shellfish, crustaceans, seaweed, bean products, meats and eggs from seven major cities. These samples were analysed using ICP-MS after(More)
Interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma) is a pleiotropic cytokine produced by T cells and natural killer cells that has been implicated as a deleterious factor in the immune-mediated demyelinating disorder multiple sclerosis. In vitro, purified developing and mature oligodendrocytes have been shown to die in the presence of IFN-gamma by apoptosis and necrosis,(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)
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)
Pluripotent embryonic germ cells (EGCs) can be derived from the culture of primordial germ cells (PGCs). However, there are no reports of gonocytes, following the stage of PGC development, becoming stem cell lines. To analyze the gene expression differences between PGCs and gonocytes, we performed cDNA subtractive hybridization with mouse gonads containing(More)