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The evidence that nuclear proteins can be degraded by cytosolic proteasomes has received considerable experimental support. However, the presence of proteasome subunits in the nucleus also suggests that protein degradation could occur within this organelle. We determined that Sts1 can target proteasomes to the nucleus and facilitate the degradation of a(More)
Osteoradionecrosis (ORN) of the pelvic bone presenting as a progressive osteolytic lesion, following three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3DCRT) with concurrent chemotherapy, is a clinical diagnostic challenge that must be differentiated from an osseous metastasis. We report on a case with an unusual presentation of ORN mimicking bony metastasis that(More)
PURPOSE Among more than 500 microRNAs, microRNA-21 (miR-21) is known to act as an oncogene. The aim of this study was to investigate the significance of miR-21 expression level in relation with clinicopathological factors and prognosis in breast cancer. METHODS MicroRNA was extracted from cancer and normal breast tissue of 109 breast cancer patients who(More)
The natural history of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is probably related to host immune factors. Interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma) plays significant roles in immune defense. This study was undertaken to investigate the association between HBV infection and single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of IFN-gamma, IFN-gamma receptor (IFNGR)-1 and 2, and interferon(More)
Angiogenesis is a complex process that is regulated by a variety of angiogenic activators and inhibitors. Disruption of the balanced angiogenesis leads to the progress of diseases such as tumor growth, rheumatoid arthritis, and various blood vessel-related disorders. Even though a number of proteins involved in angiogenesis have been identified so far, more(More)
The outcome of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection can be affected by host immune factors. Interleukin-18 (IL-18) was originally discovered as an interferon-gamma-inducing factor and plays a critical role in immune response. We assessed the association between the clearance of HBV infection and single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the IL-18 gene. Between(More)
We investigated the long-term effects of comprehensive hand repetitive intensive strengthening training (CHRIST) on strength, morphological muscle size, kinematics, and associated motor functional changes in children with cerebral palsy (CP). Ten children (5 boys, 5 girls; age range, 6-11 years, mean age, 8.6 years) participated in the study. The children(More)
Hypoxia-inducible factor-1 (HIF-1), which consists of oxygen-sensitive HIF-1alpha and constitutively expressed HIF-1beta subunits, activates transcription of genes encoding proteins that mediate adaptive responses to reduced oxygen availability. The mouse inhibitory PAS (Per/Arnt/Sim) domain protein (IPAS) functions as a negative regulator in HIF-mediated(More)
Recovery from hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection depends on the cellular immune responses. Chemokines and their receptors play significant roles in immune defense. This study was undertaken to investigate the association between HBV infection and single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of genes for the chemokines and their receptors. Between March 2002 and(More)