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OBJECTIVE Depression is commonly associated with frontal hypometabolic activity accompanied by hypermetabolism in certain limbic regions. It is unclear whether successful antidepressant treatments reverse these abnormalities or create new resting levels of metabolism. The aim of the present study was to assess the effects of successful paroxetine treatment(More)
The present study examined the possibility that the increased feeding found following central and peripheral administrations of low doses of d-amphetamine (AMP) and morphine (MOR) may involve central reward mechanisms. In order to examine this possibility, the effects of these drugs on food selection and intake of foods that varied in palatability and(More)
Quantitative electroencephalographic (EEG) power topography has served as a useful tool for investigating brain regional mechanisms underlying affective disorders. In an attempt to examine the role of gender and widen the scope of the measurement probes used in these investigations, the traditional power and inter-hemispheric power ratio indices were(More)
PURPOSE Prostate-specific antigen testing has led to overtreatment of prostate cancer (PCa). Only a small subset of PCa patients will have an aggressive disease that requires intensive therapy, and there is currently no biomarker to predict disease aggressiveness at the time of surgery. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are reported to be involved in PCa pathogenesis. (More)
The MexR repressor of the mexAB-oprM multidrug efflux operon of Pseudomonas aeruginosa was purified as a C-terminal histidine-tagged protein by metal chelate affinity chromatography. The purified protein was shown to bind ca. 200 bp upstream of mexA, at two sites, each of which contains a repeat of the nucleotide sequence GTTGA in inverse orientation. DNA(More)
Relationship marketing research and practice operate according to the paradigm that firms should invest in relationship marketing to build better relationships, which will generate improved financial performance. However, findings that relationship marketing efforts vary in their effectiveness across customers and may even be detrimental to performance(More)
The epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a molecular process through which an epithelial cell undergoes transdifferentiation into a mesenchymal phenotype. The role of EMT in embryogenesis is well-characterized and increasing evidence suggests that elements of the transition may be important in other processes, including metastasis and drug(More)
Cell density-dependent gene expression in Pseudomonas aeruginosa is controlled, in part, by the quorum-sensing regulator LasR. lasR null mutants exhibited a reproducible 2-fold decrease in production of the catecholate-hydroxamate siderophore pyoverdine during grown under iron-limiting conditions. Similarly, lasI mutants defective in the biosynthesis of the(More)
Pseudomonas aeruginosa nalB mutants which hyperexpress the MexAB-OprM multidrug efflux system produce reduced levels of several extracellular virulence factors known to be regulated by quorum sensing. Such mutants also produce less acylated homoserine lactone autoinducer PAI-1, consistent with an observed reduction in lasI expression. These data suggest(More)
Myogenesis is a well-characterized program of cellular differentiation that is exquisitely sensitive to the extracellular milieu. Systematic characterization of the myogenic secretome (i.e. the ensemble of secreted proteins) is, therefore, warranted for the identification of novel secretome components that regulate both the pluripotency of these progenitor(More)