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The high mutation rate of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) makes it difficult for any therapy employing a single anti-HIV targeting mechanism to sustain prolonged effect. In an attempt to explore novel therapy for AIDS, we developed and tested lentiviral small interfering RNA (siRNA) vectors targeting multiple highly conserved regions in the HIV type(More)
With the aim of investigating the role of suppressor of cytokine signaling 1 (SOCS1) in the pathogenesis of systemic lupus erythematosus, 107 patients with systemic lupus erythematosus, 101 healthy controls, and 151 patients with ankylosing spondylitis were enrolled in this study. SOCS1 mRNA level was measured by the method of quantitative real-time(More)
BACKGROUND Computed tomography (CT) is one of the most frequently used examination procedures in diagnostic radiology and the dose given to the patients is higher than in general radiographic procedures. In this study LiF chip thermoluminescent dosimeters (TLD-100) were placed in each relative organ or tissue position, including head, chest and abdomen, in(More)
Marrow hematopoiesis was examined in two infants with erythroleukemia (EL) using cell culture colony assays. At diagnosis, marrow from both yielded normal to increased numbers of granulocytic colonies (CFU-C), erythroid bursts (BFU-E), and mixed colonies (CFU-GEMM), which contrasted sharply with the reduced growth in eight other newly diagnosed patients(More)
The purpose of our study was to demonstrate the feasibility of using in vivo proton Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS) to monitor the brain manifestations of SIV infection in the macaque model of AIDS. Previous spectroscopy work on macaque brain tissue and in vivo work in humans is reviewed to provide the motivation and context for this study. We(More)
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