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The function of the p75(NTR) neurotrophin receptor (p75(NTR)) in nervous system regeneration is still controversial. Part of that controversy may be due to the fact that p75(NTR) is expressed by both neuronal and glial cell types and may have very distinct and even contradictory roles in each population. In this study, to elucidate the in vivo function of(More)
A genome-wide association study (GWAS) can be a powerful tool for the identification of genes associated with agronomic traits in crop species, but it is often hindered by population structure and the large extent of linkage disequilibrium. In this study, we identified agronomically important genes in rice using GWAS based on whole-genome sequencing,(More)
Microvascular tissue transfer has become an indispensable procedure for head and neck reconstruction. Although remarkable progress has been made technically, anastomosed vessel occlusion is still a serious complication. Even with technically skilled microsurgeons, anastomosed vessel occlusion occurs because the technique is not the sole prophylaxis against(More)
Fibroblast proliferation and migration play important roles in wound healing. bFGF is known to promote both fibroblast proliferation and migration during the process of wound healing. However, the signal transduction of bFGF-induced fibroblast migration is still unclear, because bFGF can affect both proliferation and migration. Herein, we investigated the(More)
PURPOSE We conducted a retrospective study to assess the safety, cosmetic outcome, and patients' satisfaction after skin-sparing (SSM) and nipple-sparing mastectomy (NSM) for breast cancer with immediate reconstruction of the breast (SMIBR). METHODS The subjects were patients, who underwent SMIBR, breast-conserving surgery (BCS), and total mastectomy(More)
BACKGROUND Nevus lipomatosus cutaneous superficialis (NLCS) is a relatively rare condition. Although NLCS can affect any region of the entire body, no case of NLCS in the clitoris has ever been reported. OBJECTIVE To report a case of NLCS of the clitoris that presented manifestations that were similar to female pseudohermaphrodism. METHODS This is a(More)
During plant evolution, ferns originally evolved as a major vascular plant with a distinctive life cycle in which the haploid and diploid generations are completely separated. However, the low level of genetic resources has limited studies of their physiological events, as well as hindering research on the evolutionary history of land plants. In this study,(More)
The latissimus dorsi flap has been widely used in breast reconstruction surgery. Despite its potential advantages such as low donor morbidity and vascular reliability, the complication of donor-site seroma formation frequently occurs. Consecutive 174 patients who underwent breast reconstruction with the latissimus dorsi flap from 2001 to 2006 were(More)
Oligodendrocyte myelin glycoprotein (OMgp) has been thought to be expressed in the oligodendrocytes and inhibit the regeneration of the nerves by binding to the Nogo receptor expressed in neurons in the central nervous system (CNS). However, OMgp is expressed in the CNS in the neurons as well as oligodendrocytes. In order to help understanding the(More)
Pain, which remains largely unsolved, is one of the most crucial problems for spinal cord injury patients. Due to sensory problems, as well as motor dysfunctions, spinal cord injury research has proven to be complex and difficult. Furthermore, many types of pain are associated with spinal cord injury, such as neuropathic, visceral, and musculoskeletal pain.(More)