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The second generation of ocean-color-analyzing instruments requires more accurate atmospheric correction than does the Coastal Zone Color Scanner (CZCS), if one is to utilize fully their increased radiometric sensitivity. Unlike the CZCS, the new instruments possess bands in the near infrared (NIR) that are solely for aiding atmospheric correction. We show,(More)
We examined whether the nerve regenerative property of FK506 exhibits a 'window-of-opportunity' corresponding to the time of injury for maximal efficacy in the sciatic nerve crush model. FK506 (5 mg/kg, s.c.) was administered over the 18-day period of study according to three dosage regiments: delayed (days 9-17), discontinuous (days 0-8) and continuous(More)
The authors examined the ability of FK506 to accelerate axonal regeneration of rat spinal cord axons in a peripheral nerve (PN) graft. Predegenerated autografts were produced by transecting the left tibial nerve 1 week prior to spinal cord implantation into the lumbar (L-3-L-4) spinal cord. Rats were given daily injections of either FK506 (5 mg/kg,(More)
The immunosuppressant drugs FK506 and cyclosporin A inhibit T-cell proliferation via a common mechanism: calcineurin inhibition following binding to their respective binding proteins, the peptidyl prolyl isomerases FKBP-12 and cyclophilin A. In contrast, FK506, but not cyclosporin A, accelerates nerve regeneration. In the present study, we show that the(More)
We recently showed that s.c. injections of a nonimmunosuppressant FK506 binding protein-12 (FKBP-12) ligand (V-10,367) accelerates nerve regeneration in the rat sciatic nerve crush model. Here we examined the oral efficacy of this compound for speeding nerve regeneration. Rats receiving V-10,367 (5, 15 or 50 mg/kg/day) by oral gavage all demonstrated an(More)
This study was conducted to estimate dietary zinc (Zn) levels on growth performance, carcass traits, and intramuscular fat (IMF) deposition in weaned piglets. Sixty piglets were randomly divided into five groups, as follows: control (basal diet), Zn250, Zn380, Zn570, and Zn760 with supplementation of 250, 380, 570, and 760 mg Zn/kg of the basal diet,(More)
The study establishes three synthetic indicators derived from academic traces—assignee traces T 1, T 2 and ST—and investigates their application in evaluating technological performance of assignees. Patent data for the top 100 assignees in three fields, “Computer Hardware & Software”, “Motors, Engines & Parts”, and “Drugs & Medical”, were retrieved from(More)
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