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Chromobacterium violaceum is a gram-negative rod and is isolated from soil and water in tropical and subtropical regions. The species have pigmented and nonpigmented colony types. Infections caused by nonpigmented strains are rare. We report on two cases of infection caused by both pigmented and nonpigmented strains of C. violaceum. Two 24-year-old Korea(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the clinical efficacy of SS-cream, the topical agent made from the extracts of nine natural products for the treatment of premature ejaculation, we performed a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled Phase III clinical study of patients with lifelong premature ejaculation in three medical centers. METHODS One hundred six(More)
A complementary DNA (cDNA) clone that encodes inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate 3-kinase was isolated from a rat brain cDNA expression library with the use of monoclonal antibodies. This clone had an open reading frame that would direct the synthesis of a protein consisting of 449 amino acids and with a molecular mass of 49,853 daltons. The putative protein(More)
Three phospholipase C isozymes (PLC-I, II, and III) have been purified from bovine brain. Here, phospholipase C-related cDNA clones corresponding to PLC-I and PLC-III were isolated from a rat brain lambda gt11 expression cDNA library using specific monoclonal antibodies and sequenced. Each of them encodes a distinct polypeptide with a calculated molecular(More)
The present study was aimed to determine the effect of caffeine on the development of renal hypertension. Two-kidney, 1-clip (2K1C) hypertension and deoxycorticosterone acetate (DOCA, 200 mg/kg, subcutaneous implantation)-salt (0.9% NaCl drinking) hypertension were instituted in Sprague-Dawley rats. They were then grouped into two groups each: one was(More)
Antibodies against an inositol phospholipid-specific phospholipase C purified from bovine brain were used to screen rat brain lambda gt11 expression cDNA libraries. Complete sequences of three cDNA inserts yielded a cumulative sequence of 5106 base pairs. The deduced protein had 1289 amino acids with a calculated molecular weight of 148,431. The(More)
The resistance inhibitory activities of 54 odorant mixtures (essential oil) from 41 Korean aromatic herbs were tested against multi-drug resistant Staphylococcus aureus SA2, which has resistances to 10 usual antibiotics including chloramphenicol. As results, combinations of 28 kinds of samples from 21 herbs and chloramphenicol have resistance inhibitory(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effectiveness of laparoscopic varicocelectomy (LV) in adolescents with varicocele and analyze the impact of internal spermatic artery (ISA) preservation on surgical outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS Data on 92 adolescents with left varicocele who underwent LV between December 1998 and January 2011 were retrospectively analyzed.(More)
The specific activities of phospholipase C, 3-kinase, and 5-phosphatase were measured in brain homogenates from rats at different developmental stages. The activities of 3-kinase and 5-phosphatase increased by 14-fold and 2-fold, respectively, during development from fetus to adult, while PLC activity remained constant. These results suggest that the(More)