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Abnormal folding and accumulation of alpha-synuclein is implicated in several neurological disorders including Parkinson's disease. Although alpha-synuclein is a typical cytoplasmic protein, a small amount of both monomeric and aggregated forms is secreted from cells and is present in human body fluids, such as cerebrospinal fluid. Extracellular(More)
Location-based systems for indoor positioning have been studied widely owing to their application in various fields. The fingerprinting approach is often used in Wi-Fi positioning systems. The K-nearest-neighbor fingerprinting algorithm uses a fixed number of neighbors, which reduces positioning accuracy. Here, we propose a novel fingerprinting algorithm,(More)
Among the putative mechanisms, by which extremely low frequency (ELF) magnetic field (MF) may affect biological systems is that of increasing free radical life span in organisms. To test this hypothesis, we investigated whether ELF (60 Hz) MF can modulate antioxidant system in mouse brain by detecting chemiluminescence and measuring superoxide dismutase(More)
alpha-Synuclein is the major constituent of Lewy bodies, a pathological signature of Parkinson disease, found in the degenerating dopaminergic neurons of the substantia nigra pars compacta. Amyloidosis generating the insoluble fibrillar protein deposition has been considered to be responsible for the cell death observed in the neurodegenerative disorder. In(More)
Recent studies have shown that liposuction aspirates from rat, rabbit, mouse, and human sources contain pluripotent adipose tissue-derived stromal cells (ASCs) that can differentiate into various mesodermal cell types, including osteoblasts, myoblasts, chondroblasts, and preadipocytes. To develop a research model for autologous bone tissue engineering, we(More)
SCOPE Natural flavanones exhibit cancer preventive and/or therapeutic effects. The objective of this study was to investigate the molecular mechanism underlying the action of the antitumor activity of hydroxyflavanone using the HCT116 colon cancer cell line. METHODS AND RESULTS We investigated the effect of hydroxyflavanones on antitumor activity. We(More)
Amyloidosis producing insoluble fibrillar protein aggregates is the common pathological feature of various neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases in which alpha-synuclein and amyloid beta/A4 protein (Abeta) participate to form Lewy bodies and senile plaques, respectively. To develop a novel analytical tool for amyloidosis,(More)
The regulation of adipocyte lipolysis is increasingly believed to influence insulin resistance, in a process that may be associated with mitochondrial dysfunction. However, the molecular basis of the relationship between mitochondrial protein expression, lipolytic responsiveness, and insulin resistance remains unknown. A set of proteins that shows altered(More)
PURPOSE To identify the prognostic factors for successful laser iridotomy for acute angle-closure glaucoma (AACG). METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 77 eyes of 77 patients with AACG with initial intraocular pressure (IOP) above 40 mmHg. All of the patients received maximum tolerable medical therapy (MTMT) followed by laser(More)