8Douglas C Eaton
6Hui-Fang Bao
4Ken Muneoka
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Activity of the vascular large conductance Ca(2+)-activated K(+) (BK) channel is tightly regulated by its accessory β(1) subunit (BK-β(1)). Downregulation of BK-β(1) expression in diabetic vessels is associated with upregulation of the forkhead box O subfamily transcription factor-3a (FOXO-3a)-dependent F-box-only protein (FBXO) expression. However, the(More)
paper presents the evolutionary programming with an ensemble of memories to deal with optimization problems in dynamic environments. The proposed algorithm modifies a recent version of evolutionary programming by introducing a simulated-annealing-like dynamic strategy parameter as well as applying local search towards the most improving directions.(More)
PURPOSE To develop large-scale, high-throughput annotation of the human macula transcriptome and to identify and prioritize candidate genes for inherited retinal dystrophies, based on ocular-expression profiles using serial analysis of gene expression (SAGE). METHODS Two human retina and two retinal pigment epithelium (RPE)/choroid SAGE libraries made(More)
Cleft palate is a congenital disorder arising from a failure in the multistep process of palate development. In its mildest form the cleft affects only the posterior soft palate. In more severe cases the cleft includes the soft (posterior) and hard (anterior) palate. In mice a number of genes show differential expression along the anterior-posterior axis of(More)
Osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative arthritis or degenerative joint disease, causes pain and disability worldwide. Cartilage regeneration is key to finding a cure for this disease. Adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs) are capable of differentiating into cartilage lineages in vitro and they have shown promise in the field of regenerative medicine.(More)
The regenerating digit tip of mice is a novel epimorphic response in mammals that is similar to fingertip regeneration in humans. Both display restricted regenerative capabilities that are amputation-level dependent. Using this endogenous regeneration model in neonatal mice, we have found that noggin treatment inhibits regeneration, thus suggesting a bone(More)
Bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) are required for bone development, the repair of damage skeletal tissue, and the regeneration of the mouse digit tip. Previously we showed that BMP treatment can induce a regeneration response in mouse digits amputated at a proximal level of the terminal phalangeal element (P3) (Yu et al., 2010). In this study, we show(More)
Young patients receiving chemotherapy occasionally face infertility and premature ovarian failure (POF). Numerous investigations reported that adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs) transplantation could ameliorate the structure and function of injured tissues. The aim of this study was to explore the therapeutic efficacy of ADSC transplantation for(More)