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Spatial learning and long-term potentiation of mutant mice lacking d-amino-acid oxidase
We evaluated the role of D-amino-acid oxidase on spatial learning and long-term potentiation (LTP) in the hippocampus, since this enzyme metabolizes D-amino-acids, some of which enhance theExpand
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Long-term outcomes of hepatectomy vs percutaneous ablation for treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma < or =4 cm.
AIM To determine which treatment modality--hepatectomy or percutaneous ablation--is more beneficial for patients with small hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) (< or =4 cm) in terms of long-term outcomes.Expand
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ICOS-Mediated Costimulation on Th2 Differentiation Is Achieved by the Enhancement of IL-4 Receptor-Mediated Signaling1
ICOS is the third member of the CD28 family molecules and plays a critical role in many T cell-dependent immune responses. Although accumulated data suggest that ICOS costimulatory signals play anExpand
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Evaluation of the Effects of Acupuncture on Blood Flow in Humans with Ultrasound Color Doppler Imaging
Color Doppler imaging (CDI) can be used to noninvasively create images of human blood vessels and quantitatively evaluate blood flow in real-time. The purpose of this study was to assess the effectsExpand
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Laparoscopic hepatectomy for hepatocellular carcinoma in cirrhotic patients.
INTRODUCTION We have used laparoscopic hepatectomy as a surgical treatment for HCC in patients with cirrhosis. We describe the indications, evaluate invasiveness and analyze the outcomes ofExpand
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Down-Regulation of ICOS Ligand by Interaction with ICOS Functions as a Regulatory Mechanism for Immune Responses1
Although it is well-known that the ICOS-ICOS ligand (ICOSL) costimulatory pathway is important for many immune responses, recent accumulated evidence suggests that dysregulation of this pathway mayExpand
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Observation of three-dimensional elemental distributions of a Si device using a 360 degrees -tilt FIB and the cold field-emission STEM system.
A technique for preparation of a pillar-shaped specimen and its multidirectional observation using a combination of a scanning transmission electron microscope (STEM) and a focused ion beam (FIB)Expand
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Embedded binary eutectic alloy nanostructures: a new class of phase change materials.
Phase change materials are essential to a number of technologies ranging from optical data storage to energy storage and transport applications. This widespread interest has given rise to aExpand
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Creeping and Novel Huge Bending of Plasticized PVC
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