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Faithful chromosome segregation is an essential component of cell division in all organisms. The eukaryotic mitotic machinery uses the cytoskeleton to move specific chromosomal regions. To investigate the potential role of the actin-like MreB protein in bacterial chromosome segregation, we first demonstrate that MreB is the direct target of the small(More)
Although (-)-epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) has been reported to induce apoptosis in a variety of tumor cells, detailed mechanisms remain to be explored. In the present study, we investigated the antitumor mechanism of EGCG by using human T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia Jurkat cells. We focused on the involvement of reactive oxygen species, as we found(More)
PURPOSE The effect of unilateral temporal lobectomy on seizure frequency is well recognized, but little is known about the neuropsychological changes that occur after surgical treatment. We assessed neuropsychological status in 26 patients with an average age of 35 years before and after unilateral temporal lobectomy for medically intractable TLE. METHODS(More)
Ninety-three, previously untreated epileptics were subjected to clonazepam monotherapy. The plasma clonazepam concentrations were monitored to achieve optimal therapeutic effects of the drug. Within a mean duration of follow-up of 32 months, 57 (61.3%) of the 93 cases became seizure-free. The drug showed a high efficacy for complete seizure control of more(More)
PURPOSE To report the rare opportunity to study ictal magnetoencephalography (MEG) in a 26 year old man with simple partial status epilepticus that presented as elementary visual hallucinations (EVHs) in the right upper visual field. METHODS The patient described his EVHs as "snowing on TV," "flickering lights," and "rotating coloured balls" that(More)
LldR (CGL2915) from Corynebacterium glutamicum is a transcription factor belonging to the GntR family, which is typically involved in the regulation of oxidized substrates associated with amino acid metabolism. In the present study, the crystal structure of LldR was determined at 2.05-A resolution. The structure consists of N- and C-domains similar to those(More)
BACKGROUND The TolC outer membrane channel is a key component of several multidrug resistance (MDR) efflux pumps driven by H(+) transport in Escherichia coli. While tolC expression is under the regulation of the EvgA-Gad acid resistance regulon, the role of TolC in growth at low pH and extreme-acid survival is unknown. METHODS AND PRINCIPAL FINDINGS TolC(More)