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V Preface CICLing 2006 (www.CICLing.org) was the 7th Annual Conference on Intelligent Text Processing and Computational Linguistics. The CICLing conferences are intended to provide a wide-scope forum for discussion of the internal art and craft of natural language processing research and the best practices in its applications. This volume contains the(More)
Increased expression of several osteoblastic proteases and MEPE (a bone matrix protein) occurs in X-linked hypophosphatemic rickets (hyp). This is associated with an increased release of a protease-resistant MEPE peptide (ASARM peptide), a potent inhibitor of mineralization. Cathepsin B cleaves MEPE releasing ASARM peptide and hyp osteoblast/osteocyte cells(More)
OBJECTIVE to develop an evidenced-based, women-centred care clinical guideline designed to assist midwives and other health-care providers in Japanese hospitals, clinics and midwifery offices, in identifying and supporting potential or actual perinatal victims of domestic violence. DESIGN systematic review and critical appraisal of extant research;(More)
The Ca2+-permeable cation channel TRPV4, which is part of the Trp family located in the circumventricular organs, is activated by cell swelling. To investigate the role of TRPV4 in osmotic sensation, we disrupted the TRPV4 gene in mice and examined the effect on osmotic metabolism. Disruption of the mouse TRPV4 gene did not influence either water intake(More)
AIMS To determine the distribution of sulfotransferase 1A1 (SULT1A1) activities, we used trans-4-hydroxytamoxifen (OHT) as a substrate to test samples from a Japanese population to examine whether the SULT1A1*2 allele can account for the wide distribution of OHT sulfating activity. We also studied genetic mutations other than the SULT1A1*2 allele to(More)
Galactosialidosis is a rare lysosomal storage disease caused by a combined deficiency of lysosomal beta-galactosidase and neuraminidase, due to a primary defect in protective protein/cathepsin A. Three subtypes are recognized: the early infantile type, the late infantile type, and the juvenile/adult type. Here, we report a case of early infantile(More)
X-linked hypophosphatemia (XLH), the most common form of hereditary rickets, is caused by loss-of-function mutations of PHEX gene in osteoblast cells, leading to rachitic bone disease and hypophosphatemia. Available evidence today indicates that the bone defect in XLH is caused not only by hypophosphatemia and altered vitamin D metabolism, but also by(More)
The X-linked hypophosphatemia (XLH), the most common form of hereditary rickets, is caused by loss-of-function mutations of PHEX (phosphate-regulating gene with homology to endopeptidases on the X chromosome) leading to rachitic bone disease and hypophosphatemia. Available evidence today indicates that the bone defect in XLH is caused not only by(More)
Opioid-binding cell adhesion molecule (OBCAM) belongs to the immunoglobulin superfamily CAMs and shows a dendritically polarized distribution in hypothalamic magnocellular neurons. In the present study, the cellular localization of OBCAM was monitored in cultured cortical and hippocampal neurons to examine its polarized distribution. Double labeling(More)