Peik Y Tan

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OBJECTIVE The proto-oncogene c-kit encodes for a 145-kDa transmembrane tyrosine kinase receptor. Interaction with its ligand, stem cell factor, is essential in the development of hematopoietic stem cells, mast cells, gametocytes, melanocytes, and interstitial cells of Cajal. C-kit expression has been identified in a number of different neoplasms that(More)
Energy cost of rest and various common daily activities was measured in 7 male and 16 female medical students by using a Max-Planck respirometer and a Lloyd's gas analysis apparatus. The average weight of male and female subjects during the course of the study was 67.3 +/- 14.2 and 51.2 +/- 5.1 kg, respectively. The average energy expenditure per day was(More)
1. The vitamin A content of human liver tissue was determined in 363 autopsy samples. The sample comprised a total of 181 subjects dying after accidents and 182 dying from coronary heart disease among Singapore ethnic groups of both sexes. 2. The medium vitamin A reserve was 146 mg/kg in accident victims and 141 mg/kg in those who had died of coronary heart(More)
Evidence exists that clinical outcomes improve for stroke patients admitted to specialized Stroke Units. The Toronto Western Hospital created a Neurovascular Unit (NVU) using beds from general internal medicine, Neurology and Neurosurgery to care for patients with stroke and acute neurovascular conditions. Using patient-level data for NVU-eligible patients,(More)
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