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Aquaporin belongs to a highly conserved group of membrane proteins called major intrinsic proteins that facilitate water transport across biological membranes. The genome of Arabidopsis encodes 35 aquaporin genes with 13 homologs in the plasma membrane intrinsic protein (PIP) subgroup. However, the function of each individual aquaporin isoform and the(More)
Despite the high isoform multiplicity of aquaporins in plants, with 35 homologues including 13 plasma membrane intrinsic proteins (PIPs) in Arabidosis thaliana, the individual and integrated functions of aquaporins under various physiological conditions remain unclear. To better understand aquaporin functions in plants under various stress conditions, we(More)
BACKGROUND The mortality rate of patients with hemodynamic instability due to severe pelvic fracture is reported to be 40-60% despite a multidisciplinary treatment approach. Angioembolization and external fixation of the pelvis are the main procedures used to control bleeding in these patients. Several studies have shown that preperitoneal pelvic packing(More)
Although the number of reports demonstrating the roles of individual aquaporins in plants under diverse physiological conditions is expanding, the importance of interactions between different aquaporin isoforms and their integrated functions under stress conditions remain unclear. Here, we expressed one cucumber aquaporin gene, designated CsPIP1;1, and one(More)
Portal annular pancreas is one of the pancreatic fusion anomalies in which the uncinate process of the pancreas extends to fuse with the dorsal pancreas by encircling the portal vein or superior mesenteric vein. We report two consecutive patients with portal annular pancreas. The first case is a 71-year-old male patient who underwent a(More)
PURPOSE The authors designed this study to determine how serum selenium and zinc affect the outcomes of critically ill surgical patients. METHODS The medical records of 162 patients admitted to a surgical intensive care unit (ICU) from October 2010 to July 2012 and managed for more than 3 days were retrospectively investigated. RESULTS Overall, the mean(More)
We report a case of laparoendoscopic single-site surgery (LESS) for a symptomatic left seminal vesicular cyst and ipsilateral renal agenesis. A 49-year-old man presented with a 1-year history of severe irritation upon voiding and intractable, recurrent hematospermia. A computed tomography scan showed a 68×41×38 mm sized left seminal vesicular cyst with(More)
Combination chemotherapy using more than two therapeutic agents with different modes of action is a promising strategy that can be used to enhance the therapeutic efficacy of cancer treatment, even though it is a complicated treatment modality. The aim of this study was to investigate how a novel multidrug nanocarrier is effective for combination(More)
As a part of an integrated study of stress-related gene expression, a cDNA clone coding for a protein kinase in the root of Cucumis sativus was isolated and characterized with respect to its sequence and the expression patterns upon various abiotic stress treatments. The predicted polypeptide of 352 amino acid residues contains characteristic features of(More)
Early postoperative enteral feeding has been demonstrated to improve the outcome of patients who underwent surgery for gastrointestinal (GI) malignancies, trauma, perforation, and/or obstruction. Thus, this study was conducted to assess the efficacy of early postoperative enteral nutrition (EN) after emergency surgery in patients with GI perforation or(More)