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BACKGROUND The purpose of our study was to determine the incidence and locations of M1 disease at presentation in patients with non-small cell lung cancer to help design appropriate preoperative imaging algorithms. METHODS All patients with non-small cell lung cancer seen between 1991 and 1993 were identified, and records were reviewed. For patients with(More)
Caco-2 cells were used as a model for investigating and comparing the absorption of alpha-tocopherol (Tol) and alpha-tocopheryl acetate (Tac) solubilized in micelles based on a mixture of sodium taurocholate (NaTC) and oleic acid. Surprisingly, the uptake of Tac was found to be similar to that of Tol, and in both cases, the dose-response plots suggest that(More)
We studied a patient with juvenile chronic myelogenous leukemia (JCML) whose terminal course was characterized by transformation to acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Karyotypic studies identified monosomy 7 in leukemic myelomonocytic marrow cells during the chronic phase and in the lymphoblasts during the transformation phase. Our ability to sustain the(More)
Bile salt-dependent lipase was purified to homogeneity from lyophilized human milk and used to screen the influence of the acyl chain length (2-16 carbon atoms) on the kinetic constants k(cat) and K(m) of the hydrolysis of para-nitrophenyl (pnp) ester substrates in the presence or absence of sodium taurocholate (NaTC: 0.02-20 mM). The highest k(cat) value(More)
1-Aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic acid oxidase (ACCO) is a nonheme Fe(II)-containing enzyme that is related to the 2-oxoglutarate-dependent dioxygenase family. The binding of substrates/cofactors to tomato ACCO was investigated through kinetics, tryptophan fluorescence quenching, and modeling studies. α-Aminophosphonate analogs of the substrate(More)
In cancer, immune cells can play conflicting roles, either protective, by elimination of tumor cells during immune surveillance, or detrimental, by promoting carcinogenesis during inflammation. We report here that the thymus-specific serine protease (TSSP), which is involved in CD4(+) T cell maturation in the thymus, exerts a tumor suppressor activity. Mice(More)
The maturation of a specific subset of CD4 C T lymphocytes in the thymus is dependent on cortical thymic epithelial cells expressing the protease thymus-specific serine protease (TSSP, also known as PRSS16). Recently, we unveiled the involvement of TSSP in tumor suppression through its effect on the CD4 C T compartment. During cancer development, immune(More)
A method is described for managing retention of the anchoring suture within the tract after a Cope-loop drainage catheter has been removed. In the authors' experience, the overwhelming majority of such strings can be extracted by sliding a dilator over the suture and using gentle manipulation at the site of adherence. However, in 12 patients, this technique(More)
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