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Overexpression of the adverse prognostic marker ERBB2 occurs in 30% of breast cancers; however, therapies targeting this gene have not proved to be as effective as was initially hoped. Transcriptional profiling meta-analyses have shown that there are approximately 150 genes co-overexpressed with ERBB2, suggesting that these genes may represent alternative(More)
Numeral recognition is the process of recognizing scanned images of machine printed or handwritten numbers. This has numerous applications including those in postal sorting and bank cheque processing. In this work, an effective method is proposed for recognition of isolated handwritten Devnagari numerals. The method incorporates in novel way ideas regarding(More)
Exfoliated cytologic specimens from mouth (buccal) epithelium may contain viable cells, permitting assay of gene expression for direct and noninvasive measurement of gene-environment interactions, such as for inhalation (e.g., tobacco smoke) exposures. We determined specific mRNA levels in exfoliated buccal cells collected by cytologic brush, using a(More)
Post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression plays an important role in complex cellular processes. Just like transcription factors regulate gene expression through combinatorial binding to multiple, physically dispersed cis elements, mRNA binding proteins can regulate the translation of functionally related gene products by coordinately binding to(More)
Upon infection, Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) metabolically alters the macrophage to create a niche that is ideally suited to its persistent lifestyle. Infected macrophages acquire a "foamy" phenotype characterized by the accumulation of lipid bodies (LBs), which serve as both a source of nutrients and a secure niche for the bacterium. While the(More)
BACKGROUND A retrospective review of shoulder procedures using scalene block anesthesia was performed. METHODS The records of all 218 patients who had undergone scalene block anesthesia over a three-year period at two facilities were retrospectively reviewed. All blocks were performed with use of a standard blunt-needle technique with the patient awake(More)
The search for synthetic analogues of somatostatin (SRIF) which exhibit selective affinities for the five known receptor subtypes (sst1-5) has generated a large number of potent agonist analogues. Many of these agonists display good subtype selectivities and affinities for the subtypes 2, 3, and 5, with very few selective for sst1 or sst4. Until the recent(More)
OBJECTIVES Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) has been employed in pre-operative diagnosis of salivary gland lesions for many years. Various studies in the existing literature have shown a wide range of sensitivity and diagnostic accuracy of cytologic diagnosis. This study was aimed at evaluating salivary gland FNAC for sensitivity, specificity and(More)
The search for synthetic analogues of somatostatin (SRIF) which exhibit selective affinities for the five known receptor subtypes (sst1-5) has generated a large number of potent agonist analogues. Many of these agonists display good subtype selectivities and affinities for the subtypes 2, 3, and 5, with very few selective for sst1 or sst4. Until the recent(More)
In an attempt to develop predictive tools for the determination of new ionic liquid solvents, QSPR models for the melting points of 126 structurally diverse pyridinium bromides in the temperature range 30-200 degrees C were developed with the CODESSA program. Six- and two-descriptor equations with squared correlation coefficients (R(2)) of 0.788 and 0.713,(More)