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Hypoxia-inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α) is thought to mediate pharmacoresistance in tumor by inducing Pgp overexpression. We aimed to investigate the expression of HIF-1α and MDR1/P-glycoprotein in refractory epilepsy, to explore the correlation of HIF-1α with epilepsy multidrug resistance. We collected hippocampus and mesial temporal lobe (MTL) cortex of(More)
Zinc finger nucleases (ZFNs) can generate targeted gene disruption (GD) directly in developing embryos of zebrafish, mouse and human. In the fish medaka, ZFNs have been attempted on a transgene. Here, we developed procedures and parameters for ZFN-mediated direct GD on the gonad-specifically expressed gsdf locus in medaka. A pair of ZFNs was designed to(More)
Gene targeting (GT) can introduce subtle alterations into a particular locus and represents a powerful tool for genome editing. Engineered zinc finger nucleases (ZFNs) are effective for generating minor allelic alterations. Efficient detection of such minor alterations remains one of the challenges in ZFN-mediated GT experiments. Here, we report the(More)
We have developed a new technique for the treatment of mild types of cryptotia in which the cavum conchae cartilage was pulled superiorly and sutured it to the temporal bone to the temporal parietal junction periosteum securely. Then, the stitches for bolster fixation were inserted parallel to the auricular temporal sulcus and temporarily left untied. Our(More)
Firm’s organization structure is influenced by many factors, and relationship between IT capability and organization structure in the network environment has attracted much attention. This paper analyzes how IT capability impact on dimensions of organization structure through questionnaire. Result shows that IT capability has positive impact on(More)
PURPOSE 4-Hydroxy-2-nonenal (4-HNE) is a major lipid peroxidation product in the retina and the retinal pigment epithelium. The purpose of the present study was to investigate how NF-E2-related factor-2 (Nrf2) and phosphatidylinositol 3 (PI3K) pathways affect the responses of cultured human retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells to 4-HNE. METHODS Cultured(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) can develop internal carotid artery (ICA) aneurysms. Any surgical procedure is hazardous and often unrewarding because of fragile blood vessels. Endovascular treatment may be an alternative approach to the treatment of ICA aneurysms in patients with vascular EDS. CASE A 23-year-old woman with(More)
Magnetoreception is essential for magnetic orientation in animal migration. The molecular basis for magnetoreception has recently been elucidated in fruitfly as complexes between the magnetic receptor magnetoreceptor (MagR) and its ligand cryptochrome (Cry). MagR and Cry are present in the animal kingdom. However, it is unknown whether they perform a(More)