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Fifty-seven tannins and related compounds, including gallotannins, ellagitannins, and condensed and complex tannins, were evaluated for their cytotoxicities against human tumor cell lines, including malignant melanoma, lung carcinoma, ileocecal adenocarcinoma, epidermoid carcinoma, malignant melanoma, and medulloblastoma cell lines. Among them, chebulagic(More)
Cytoplasmic male sterility (CMS) has widely been used as an efficient pollination control system in rapeseed hybrid production. Identification of cytoplasm type of rapeseed accessions is becoming the most important basic work for hybrid-rapeseed breeding. In this study, we report a simple multiplex PCR method to distinguish the existing common cytoplasm(More)
AKI is characterized by increased catecholamine levels and hypertension. Renalase, a secretory flavoprotein that oxidizes catecholamines, attenuates ischemic injury and the associated increase in catecholamine levels in mice. However, whether the amine oxidase activity of renalase is involved in preventing ischemic injury is debated. In this study,(More)
Three flavonols, 5,3'-dihydroxy-3,6,7,8,4'-pentamethoxyflavone [1], 5,4'-dihydroxy-3,6,7,8,3'-pentamethoxyflavone [2], and quercetin 3-O-beta-D-glucopyranosyl-7-O-alpha-L-rhamnopyranoside [3], were isolated from Polanisia dodecandra. Compound 1 showed remarkable cytotoxicity in vitro against panels of central nervous system cancer (SF-268, SF-539, SNB-75,(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess perceptual performances of patients with intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) compared with those of ischemic patients early after stroke and to analyze the psychometric properties of three perceptual tests used in the study. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING A rehabilitation unit at a teaching hospital. PATIENTS Twenty-two stroke(More)
The styrylpyrone, goniodiol-7-monoacetate [1] [6R-(7R,8R-dihydro-7-acetoxy-8-hydroxystyryl)-5, 6-dihydro-2-pyrone], has been isolated from Goniothalamus amuyon, and its detailed molecular structure has been determined by X-ray crystallographic analysis. Goniodiol-7-monoacetate showed potent (ED50 values less than 0.1 microgram/ml) cytotoxicities against KB,(More)
Vibrio vulnificus infection, which is a rare and fatal disease, can be categorized clinically as either primary septicemia or wound infection. The clinical presentation of patients with primary septicemia can vary from fever alone to a more severe illness including high-grade bullous lesions, hypotension, and shock. Wound infection typically results from(More)
Terephthalic acid at 20 mg/kg/day in lowered serum cholesterol and triglyceride levels in rats. The cholesterol content was lowered in the lipoprotein fractions. The effects of the agents on de novo lipid synthesis showed that similar enzymes were affected in rat liver and small intestinal mucosa cells as when compared to in vitro tissue culture cells from(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS It has been shown that hepatitis C virus (HCV) superinfection may suppress hepatitis B virus (HBV) leading to hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) clearance and that hepatitis may persist after HBsAg clearance in a few patients. The role of HCV in continuing hepatitis after termination of chronic HBsAg antigenemia remains to be explored in a(More)
PURPOSE We determined the prevalence of under staging and under grading in contemporary patients undergoing radical prostatectomy in academic and community based urology practices, and defined important predictors of under staging in this population. MATERIALS AND METHODS We compared clinical T stage and biopsy Gleason score with pathological T stage and(More)