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Phosphatidylinositol-4,5-bisphosphate (PIP(2)) is a major signaling molecule implicated in the regulation of various ion transporters and channels. Here we show that PIP(2) and intracellular MgATP control the activity of the KCNQ1/KCNE1 potassium channel complex. In excised patch-clamp recordings, the KCNQ1/KCNE1 current decreased spontaneously with time.(More)
In this transcultural study of schizophrenic delusions among Koreans, Korean-Chinese and Chinese, many delusions were shown to be different among the three groups in their frequency and content and the differences could be explained by sociocultural and political factors. Delusional themes sensitive to influence by sociocultural or political situations and(More)
alpha-Synuclein is a presynaptic protein that accumulates abnormally in Lewy bodies of Parkinson's disease (PD) and dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB). Its physiological function and role in neuronal death remain poorly understood. Recent immunohistochemical studies suggest that cell cycle-related phenomena may play a role in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's(More)
We investigated the effects of 'add on' treatment of α-blocker (AB) on blood pressure (BP) and the safety of ABs in men with symptomatic BPH with or without hypertension. We retrospectively reviewed 2,924 BPH outpatients who took ABs at our institution between 2005 and 2009. BPH symptom severity, prostate volume and BP were determined for 953 patients with(More)
Cefazolin treatment failure has been observed in high-inoculum infections caused by methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) with a cefazolin inoculum effect (CIE). However, data on the characteristics and risk factors for the acquisition of CIE-positive MSSA infection are scarce. CIE positivity was measured as an MIC ≥ 16 μg/ml with a high(More)
OBJECTIVES Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculopathy (CIDP) is less well-studied in children than in adults, probably due to its relative rarity. This study was performed in order to characterize the clinical features of CIDP in children. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty-eight patients with CIDP who were followed up for more than 1 year were(More)
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