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The ubiquitin-proteasome pathway is responsible for the degradation of most intracellular proteins in eukaryotes. It may also play a role in the modulation of inflammatory process and pathogenesis of cancer. Immunoglobulin levels are higher in cancer. Obesity is a risk factor for several common diseases, particularity type 2 diabetes mellitus,(More)
BACKGROUND The heterogeneity of conditions underlying respiratory distress, whether classified clinically as acute lung injury (ALI) or the more severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), has hampered efforts to identify and more successfully treat these patients. Examination of postmortem lungs among cases clinically diagnosed as ARDS identified a(More)
Chylous ascites is a rare clinical manifestation characterized by ascitic chylomicrons resulting from mechanical obstruction of or leakage from the lymphatic channel. Chronic disorders, especially malignancies, account for most cases of chylous ascites. Acute chylous ascites is less common than the chronic form. We present a rare case of acute chylous(More)
This study investigated the treatment in the constructed Wuluo wetland, Taiwan, of 13 veterinary antibiotics, including five classes (tetracyclines, sulfonimides, chloramphenicol, fluoroquinolone, and dyes), five alkylphenolic compounds (nonylphenol di-ethoxylates [NP2EO], nonylphenol mono-ethoxylates [NP1EO], nonylphenol [NP], octylphenol [OP], and(More)
PURPOSE Evaluate the relationship between metastatic potential of prostatic adenocarcinoma (PC) and testicular Leydig cell density. MATERIALS AND METHODS Tissue samples from 111 men, age 52-85, with PC and bilateral orchiectomy were evaluated for Leydig cell density. The patients were divided into two groups: Group A were patients with metastasis (n = 36)(More)
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