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We study the quantum conserved charges and S-matrices of N=2 supersym-metric sine-Gordon theory in the framework of perturbation theory formulated in N=2 superspace. The quantum affine algebras sl q (2) and super topologi-cal charges play important roles in determining the N=2 soliton structure and S-matrices of soliton-(anti)soliton as well as(More)
Stem cell factor (SCF) known as the c-kit ligand is a two disulfide bridge-containing cytokine in the regulation of the development and function of hematopoietic cell lineages and other cells such as mast cells, germ cells, and melanocytes. The secreted soluble form of SCF exists as noncovalently associated homodimer and exerts its activity by signaling(More)
We report disseminated cysticercosis concurrent with taeniasis in a 31-year-old male Japanese, who had visited India three times and stayed for 1 month each time during the previous 1 year. The patient presented increasing numbers of subcutaneous nodules and expelled proglottids, although numerous cysts were also found in the brain in imaging findings,(More)
The clinical course of losartan potassium/hydrochlorothiazide (Preminent(®))-induced hyponatremia has not been described. We summarized 40 patients with Preminent-induced hyponatremia. The study involved 15 (37.5%) men and 25 (62.5%) women (mean age [SD], 76.4 [8.3] years; range, 55-95). Their sodium levels before Preminent administration were 139.5 (4.9)(More)
ARID3B, a member of the AT-rich interaction domain (ARID) family of proteins, plays an essential role in the survival of neural crest during embryogenesis. Here, we report evidence that ARID3B is involved in the development of malignant neuroblastoma, a childhood tumor derived from neural crest. (a) ARID3B is expressed by all five cell lines derived from(More)
Vitrification and slow-freezing methods have been used for the cryopreservation of human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs). Vitrification requires considerable skill and post-thaw recovery is low. Furthermore, it is not suitable for cryopreservation of large numbers of hPSCs. While slow-freezing methods for hPSCs are easy to perform, they are usually preceded(More)
Human leukemia inhibitory factor (LIF) was immobilized into insect virus-derived microcrystals (polyhedra) to generate LIF polyhedra (LIF-PH) that can slowly release LIF into embryonic stem (ES) cell culture media and thus maintain ES cells in an undifferentiated state. Assays of the biological activities of LIF-PH indicated that a single addition of LIF-PH(More)
AIM To determine whether thrombocytosis, a platelet count of more than 500 x 10(9)/l, occurs at an early stage of respiratory tract viral infection. METHODS The medical records of 345 patients with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), influenza, measles, adenovirus or human herpes virus 6 infections were retrospectively reviewed. RESULTS The mean platelet(More)