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Digital flat-panel detector cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) has recently been adapted for use with C-arm systems. This configuration provides projection radiography, fluoroscopy, digital subtraction angiography, and volumetric computed tomography (CT) capabilities in a single patient setup, within the interventional suite. Such capabilities allow the(More)
Prostatic artery embolization (PAE) is a promising new treatment for lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). It has therefore garnered much interest in the interventional community. This article will review the scientific background for this therapy, describe the current devices available for treatment, and state(More)
Infection with Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV), a mosquito-borne, neurotropic flavivirus, may cause acute encephalitis in humans and induce severe cytopathic effects in various types of cultured cells. This study attempted to determine whether JEV infection induces free radical generation and whether oxidative stress contributes to virus-induced cell(More)
The prevalence of NS1 Ab response in patients with dengue viral infection and the potential of using recombinant NS1 protein as a diagnostic antigen for dengue viral infection were investigated. In this study, the full-length and C-terminal half of NS1 proteins (rNS1, rNS1-C) were highly expressed (10-30 mg/l) and further purified and refolded. The good(More)
Alda L. Tam, M.D., Howard J. Lim, M.D., Ignacio I. Wistuba, M.D., Anobel Tamrazi, M.D., Ph.D., Michael D. Kuo, M.D., Etay Ziv, M.D., Ph.D., Stephen Wong, Ph.D., Albert J. Shih, Ph.D., Robert J. Webster III, Ph.D., Gregory S. Fischer, Ph.D., Sunitha Nagrath, Ph.D., Suzanne E. Davis, M.M.S., M.B.A., Sarah B. White, M.D., and Kamran Ahrar, M.D. Departments of(More)
The neurotropism of Japanese encephalitis virus (EV) has not been well characterized. Astrocytes are parts of the blood-brain barrier, a major source of chemokines, and critical effectors of central inflammation. Thus, astrocytes might play some role as JEV travels from the peripheral to the CNS and/or the resultant encephalitis. Using rat cortical(More)
Japanese encephalitis (JE) virus NS3 protein and two N-terminally truncated (delta 1-148 and delta 1-323) forms of NS3 were engineered and expressed in E. coli as fusion proteins with a histidine tag at the N terminus. The purified recombinant proteins his-NS3 and his-NS3(delta 1-148) were found to possess NTPase activity which was stimulated by(More)
Cell-surface retention is a newly identified mechanism associated with the secretion of certain polypeptide growth factors and cytokines. This novel form of secretion appears to be mediated by cell-surface retention sequences (CRS) in the polypeptide molecules. To test the hypothesis that high-affinity CRS-binding proteins (CRS-BPs) are responsible for the(More)
C-arm cone-beam computed tomography (CT) with a flat-panel detector represents the next generation of imaging technology available in the interventional radiology suite and is predicted to be the platform for many of the three-dimensional (3D) roadmapping and navigational tools that will emerge in parallel with its integration. The combination of current(More)
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most common and lethal primary brain tumor in adults. We combined neuroimaging and DNA microarray analysis to create a multidimensional map of gene-expression patterns in GBM that provided clinically relevant insights into tumor biology. Tumor contrast enhancement and mass effect predicted activation of specific hypoxia(More)