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The insulin/PI3K/Akt signaling pathway is strongly involved in the differentiation of C2C12 cells, as has been demonstrated by the addition of IGFs and insulin to culture media. In this study, we have characterized the role of insulin in chick myoblast proliferation and differentiation in vitro and in vivo, and have revealed novel details of how this(More)
On the basis of the microstructures and mechanical properties of as-cast Zr-(0-24)Nb alloys the effects of phase constitution on the mechanical properties and magnetic susceptibility are discussed in order to develop Zr alloys for use in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The microstructures were evaluated using an X-ray diffractometer, an optical(More)
The effects of the microstructures and phases of Zr-rich Mo alloys on their magnetic susceptibilities and mechanical properties were investigated in order to develop a Zr alloy with low magnetic susceptibility for use in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The magnetic susceptibility was measured with a magnetic susceptibility balance, while mechanical(More)
The microstructures and magnetic susceptibilities of Zr-Mo alloys were investigated to develop a Zr alloy with a low magnetic susceptibility for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The microstructure was evaluated with an X-ray diffractometer (XRD), an optical microscope (OM) and a transmission electron microscope (TEM), and the magnetic susceptibility was(More)
To select a thermotolerant fungal strain for decolorization of wastewaters, ligninolytic enzyme production (lignin peroxidase, manganese peroxidase [MnP], and laccase), decolorization, and removal of total phenol and chemical oxygen demand (COD) were detected. Thirty-eight fungal strains were studied for enzyme production at 35 and 43 degrees C on modified(More)
Surface modification techniques affect phase transformation which in turn influences strength of zirconia biomaterial. The study aimed at evaluating the tetragonal to monoclinic (t-m) phase transition of zirconia occurring after sandblasting three different ceramic abrasive materials and its subsequent effect on the strength. Zirconia bars (n=24) were(More)
Mucoceles of the appendix are a group of mucus-filled lesions causing obstructive dilation of the ileocecal appendix. We report a rare case of giant appendiceal mucocele. A 48-year-old woman, with no discomfort, was admitted to our hospital after a mass was detected in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen. The patient underwent right hemicolectomy on the(More)
Suzuki, Natsumi. M.A., Purdue University, May 2015. Effects of Online Repetition Practice on Promoting Mora Awareness: Focusing on Vowel Length. Major Professor: Atsushi Fukada. Japanese learners often have a difficult time in acquiring both accurate perception and production of Japanese special moras. Since errors on Japanese special moras can change the(More)
The magnetic susceptibility of cold-rolled Zr-14Nb was evaluated to apply a new metallic medical device used for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The magnetic susceptibility of cold-rolled Zr-14Nb decreased up to the reduction ratio of 30%, then gradually decreased up to the ratio of 90%. Transmission electron microscopic observation revealed the(More)