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GPR40 is a member of a subfamily of homologous G protein-coupled receptors that include GPR41 and GPR43 and that have no current function or ligand ascribed. Ligand fishing experiments in HEK293 cells expressing human GPR40 revealed that a range of saturated and unsaturated carboxylic acids with carbon chain lengths greater than six were able to induce an(More)
CONTEXT An outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), an infectious disease attributed to a novel coronavirus, occurred in Singapore during the first quarter of 2003 and led to 204 patients with diagnosed illnesses and 26 deaths by May 2, 2003. Twenty-one percent of these patients required admission to the medical intensive care unit. During this(More)
BACKGROUND Breast ductal carcinoma in-situ (DCIS) is increasingly being diagnosed as a result of screening mammography and better pathological recognition. With this and the rising breast cancer incidence in Singapore, DCIS is poised to become a bigger part of surgical practice. Principles of screening, diagnosis and management of DCIS have also been(More)
Subungual melanoma (SUM) is an uncommon variant of melanoma that is often difficult to diagnose, both clinically and pathologically. In an attempt to provide pathologic clues to diagnosis, especially in early lesions or small biopsies, and to provide practical advice to pathologists in reporting, the clinicopathologic features of 124 cases of SUM were(More)
AIM To present a case of cervical root resorption affecting all teeth and resulting in multiple tooth loss. SUMMARY A healthy 33-year-old Chinese male, with no contributory medical or family/social history, presented with generalized cervical root resorption. Lesions varied in severity amongst teeth and even involved an impacted third molar. All cervical(More)
INTRODUCTION Transthoracic fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) is a useful tool for evaluating neoplastic and inflammatory lung nodules. In view of the relative paucity of published audit studies regionally, such a study was undertaken to assess the use of the technique in our centre. METHODS One hundred and fourteen FNACs were performed during(More)