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Three rare human G12 strains were detected from diarrheic clinical samples of children (<8 months of age) in Calcutta during a routine surveillance study of rotaviral diarrhea in India. The VP7 genes of G12 strains and their products showed maximum homology (97 to 99% at the nucleotide level and 98% at the amino acid level, respectively) with those of two(More)
We isolated two nondefective bovine rotavirus mutants (A5-10 and A5-16 clones) which have nonsense mutations in the early portion of the open reading frame of the NSP1 gene. In the NSP1 gene (1,587 bases long) of A5-10, a nonsense codon is present at nucleotides 153 to 155 just upstream of the coding region (nucleotides 156 to 230) of a cysteine-rich Zn(More)
Endometrial stromal differentiation (decidualization) is essential for implantation of the developing blastocyst. To investigate the process of progesterone (P)-induced decidualization of human endometrial stromal cells (ESC), a complementary DNA library enriched with P-induced genes was constructed from cultured human ESC by subtractive hybridization and(More)
Angiotensin II (AII) regulates the secretion of aldosterone from adrenal glomerulosa cells by a calcium-dependent mechanism which involves both the uptake of calcium from the extracellular pool, and the release of calcium from a dantrolene-sensitive intracellular pool. In the present study, it was shown that AII induces the rapid (10 s) hydrolysis of(More)
MecA, a structural gene located on the chromosome of Staphylococcus aureus, characterizes methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA), and femA and femB(fem) genes encode proteins which influence the level of methicillin resistance of S. aureus. In order to examine effectiveness of detecting mecA and fem genes in identification of MRSA, the presence of these(More)
Postprandial hyperlipidemia (PH) is recognized as a significant risk factor for cardiovascular disease. The present study, involving rats with streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetes, was performed to establish a PH model and to examine the relation between small intestinal acyl-coenzyme A:cholesterol acyltransferase (ACAT) activity and serum lipid levels in(More)
A molecular typing method for Staphylococcus aureus based on coagulase gene polymorphisms (coagulase gene typing) was evaluated by examining a total of 240 isolates which comprised 210 methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) and 30 methicillin-susceptible S. aureus (MSSA) collected from a single hospital. By AluI restriction enzyme digestion of the(More)
To assess the clinical significance of angiogenesis in oral squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), we examined vessel density immunohistochemically in 44 primary oral SCCs using the JC-70A antibody which reacts specifically with vascular endothelial cells. In addition, the expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and its receptors, KDR, Flt-1 and(More)
We report a case of a cerebral aneurysm arising from the bifurcation of the left middle cerebral artery that ruptured into a left middle cranial fossa arachnoid cyst, associated with acute subdural hematoma. We discuss the relationships of aneurysm, arachnoid cyst, and subdural hematoma.
BACKGROUND Involvement of peroxisome proliferator activated receptor gamma (PPARgamma) in the growth response of colon cancer cells has been suggested. AIMS To investigate the characteristics of PPARgamma induced apoptosis in colon cancer cells. METHODS The effects of ligands for each of the PPAR subtypes (alpha, delta, and gamma) on DNA synthesis and(More)