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We used fMRI to compare the ipsilateral activation in the sensorimotor region (SMR) during dominant and non-dominant hand motor tasks between right and left handers. In right handers, the ipsilateral activation was significantly greater during non-dominant (left) hand task than dominant (right) hand task, while in left handers, it showed no significant(More)
Using a high-frequency linear transducer (15L8), we studied 1) the feasibility of performing echocardiography in nonanesthetized mice compared with mice given pentobarbital sodium (Pento) or a mixture of ketamine and xylazine and 2) the feasibility of echocardiographic evaluation of left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy, dilatation, and function in mice with(More)
BACKGROUND A clinicopathological study of early gastric cancer with submucosal invasion was carried out in relation to lymph node metastasis. METHODS A retrospective study was conducted of 245 patients with submucosal gastric cancer treated by gastrectomy combined with D2 lymph node resection between 1985 and 1994 in a university hospital. RESULTS Lymph(More)
Osteoclasts (OCLs) in Paget's disease are markedly increased in number and size, have increased numbers of nuclei per multinucleated cell, and demonstrate increased resorption capacity and increased sensitivity to 1,25-(OH)(2)D(3), the active form of vitamin D. These cells also contain nuclear inclusions, reminiscent of those seen in paramyxovirus-infected(More)
The effect of prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) on osteoblastic cell proliferation was investigated using osteoblastic clone MC3T3-E1 cells cultured in serum-free medium. PGE2 at 2 micrograms/ml increased the number of the cells by 2 days after its addition. PGE2 raised the level of DNA synthesis in a dose-related fashion after a constant lag time, the maximal effect(More)
We have recently identified and cloned an intracellular peptide termed osteoclast-stimulating factor (OSF) that increases osteoclast (OCL) formation and bone resorption through a cellular signal transduction cascade, possibly through its interaction with c-Src or related family members. To further identify participants in the OSF signaling cascade, we used(More)
The effect of forskolin on collagen production in osteoblasts was investigated by using clonal osteoblastic MC3T3-E1 cells cultured in a-minimum essential medium containing 0.1% bovine serum albumin. Forskolin increased the adenylate cyclase activity in membranes pelleted from homogenates of the cell line in a dose-dependent manner. The drug caused a(More)
We present the first measurement of elliptic (v(2)) and triangular (v(3)) flow in high-multiplicity (3)He+Au collisions at √(s(NN))=200  GeV. Two-particle correlations, where the particles have a large separation in pseudorapidity, are compared in (3)He+Au and in p+p collisions and indicate that collective effects dominate the second and third Fourier(More)
Differential measurements of elliptic flow (v2) for Au+Au and Cu+Cu collisions at sqrt[sNN]=200 GeV are used to test and validate predictions from perfect fluid hydrodynamics for scaling of v2 with eccentricity, system size, and transverse kinetic energy (KE T). For KE T identical with mT-m up to approximately 1 GeV the scaling is compatible with(More)
A complementary DNA expression library derived from marrow samples from myeloma patients was recently screened and human macrophage inflammatory protein-1alpha (hMIP-1alpha) was identified as an osteoclastogenic factor expressed in these samples. hMIP-1alpha enhanced osteoclast (OCL) formation in human marrow cultures and by highly purified OCL precursors(More)