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OBJECTIVE The relation between eating disorders and menstrual function has been widely studied, but it is unknown whether the behavior of binge eating itself is related to menstrual dysfunction. METHODS The 11,503 women included in this study were from the Swedish Twin study of Adults: Genes and Environment. The associations between menstrual dysfunction(More)
Analysis of the total base composition of DNA from seven different normal human tissues and eight different types of homogeneous human cell populations revealed considerable tissue-specific and cell-specific differences in the extent of methylation of cytosine residues. The two most highly methylated DNAs were from thymus and brain with 1.00 and 0.98 mole(More)
Leptin is an adipocyte-derived hormone with potent effects on food intake and body weight. Genetically obese rodents with mutations of leptin or leptin receptor develop morbid obesity and diabetes. The receptor for leptin, OB-R, is alternatively spliced to at least five transcripts, encoding receptors designated OB-Ra, -b, -c, -d, and -e. OB-Re does not(More)
BACKGROUND Soluble leptin receptor (OBRe), one of several leptin receptor isoforms, is the only bona fide leptin binding protein in plasma. Our earlier studies demonstrated that OBRe modulates leptin levels in circulation. Both clinical and in vitro studies have shown that OBRe expression is inversely correlated to body weight and leptin levels. However, it(More)
The acidic stability of a methyl parathion hydrolase (Ochr-MPH) was improved by selectively changing basic amino acids to acidic ones. Mutation sites were selected based on the position-specific amino acid replacement probabilities (more than or equal to 0.2) and the entropy of each site (more than or equal to 0.8). Three mutants (K208E, K277D, and(More)
Segmentation of the left ventricle from cardiac magnetic resonance images (MRI) is very important to quantitatively analyze global and regional cardiac function. The aim of this study is to develop a novel and robust algorithm which can improve the accuracy of automatic left ventricle segmentation on short-axis cardiac MRI. The database used in this study(More)
a r t i c l e i n f o a b s t r a c t To estimate the future development of one technology and make decisions whether to invest in it or not, one needs to know the current stage of its technology life cycle (TLC). The dominant approach to analysing TLC uses the S-curve to observe patent applications over time. But using the patent application counts alone(More)
Cutaneous leishmaniasis caused by Leishmania major is an emergent, uncontrolled public health problem and there is no vaccine. A promising prophylactic approach has been immunotherapy with Toll-like receptor (TLR) agonists to enhance parasite-specific immune responses. We have previously reported that vaccination of C57BL/6 mice with live L. major plus the(More)
—Cloud computing is the product of the evolution of calculation. It is a new distributed computing model. As more and more people put into the research and applications on cloud computing, the technology of computing becomes more and more widely used. Cloud computing has a huge user group. It has to deal with a large number of tasks. How to make appropriate(More)
Degenerate oligonucleotide primers corresponding to the conserved regions of bacterial heat shock sigma factor RpoH (sigma 32) were used to amplify a 190-bp fragment by PCR on the X. campestris pv. campestris strain 11 chromosome. Using this fragment as a probe, plasmid pXC57 carrying a 4.7-kb insert was isolated from a genomic library of Xc11. Sequence(More)