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The CXC chemokine gamma interferon (IFN-gamma)-inducible protein CXCL10/IP-10 is markedly elevated in cerebrospinal fluid and brain of individuals infected with human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) and is implicated in the pathogenesis of HIV-associated dementia (HAD). To explore the possible role of CXCL10/IP-10 in HAD, we examined the expression of(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness, tolerability, and safety of quetiapine in adolescents with schizophrenia, schizophreniform, and schizoaffective disorders in a prospective open-label study. METHOD A total of 56 subjects (all-subjects-treated, AST), ages 12-17, received 200-800 mg of quetiapine per day (forced titration(More)
The formation and migration of oxygen vacancies in the series of (La,Sr)(Co,Fe)O(3-δ) perovskites, which can be used as mixed conducting SOFC cathode materials and oxygen permeation membranes, are explored in detail by means of first principles density functional calculations. Structure distortions, charge redistributions and transition state energies(More)
We used a cardiospecific enzymoimmunometric assay to measure cardiac troponin I (cTnI) in samples serially drawn from 78 patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI), 7 patients with unstable angina (Braunwald class III), 22 multi-traumatized patients, and in 30 athletes after eccentric exercise, as well as in 101 non-traumatic chest pain patients on(More)
Here we report the genomic organization and mapping of the X-linked inhibitor of apoptosis gene (BIRC4, also known as XIAP and hILP) and the identification of a closely related transcript. BIRC4 is located on Xq25 and is composed of seven exons. The intron/exon structure is highly conserved between the mouse homologue and its human counterpart. Four bands(More)
Endothelin is a potent vasoconstrictor of coronary arteries. We measured plasma concentrations of immunoreactive endothelin (irET) in 46 patients with confirmed acute myocardial infarction (AMI). When compared with irET concentrations in healthy individuals who served as controls, irET concentrations in patients were already significantly elevated at the(More)
Interleukin (IL)-12 and interferon (IFN)-gamma are implicated in the pathogenesis of immune disorders of the central nervous system (CNS). To define the basis for the actions of these cytokines in the CNS, we examined the temporal and spatial regulation of key signal transducers and activators of transcription (STATs) and suppressors of cytokine signaling(More)
The past two decades have shown that the exploration of properties on the nanoscale can lead to substantially new insights regarding fundamental issues, but also to novel technological perspectives. Simultaneously it became so fashionable to decorate activities with the prefix 'nano' that it has become devalued through overuse. Regardless of fashion and(More)