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Most agronomical traits exhibit quantitative variation, which is controlled by multiple genes and are environmentally dependent. To study the genetic variation of flowering time in Brassica napus, a DH population and its derived reconstructed F(2) population were planted in 11 field environments. The flowering time varied greatly with environments; 60% of(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Spinal astrocytes have emerged as important mechanistic contributors to the genesis of mechanical allodynia (MA) in neuropathic pain. We recently demonstrated that the spinal sigma non-opioid intracellular receptor 1 (σ1 receptor) modulates p38 MAPK phosphorylation (p-p38), which plays a critical role in the induction of MA in(More)
JL1 is a novel thymocyte-differentiated antigen strictly confined to stage II immature cortical thymocytes. It is expressed in several types of leukemias and lymphomas. Murine anti-JL1 monoclonal antibody labeled with 131I and 99mTc showed 60-70% of immunoreactivity and 1.4-1.9 x 10(9) L/mol of affinity constant. The incubation of the radiolabeled antibody(More)
UNLABELLED We evaluated the clinical efficacy and safety of spinal anesthesia with 0.5% hyperbaric ropivacaine compared with 0.5% hyperbaric bupivacaine for elective cesarean delivery. Sixty healthy, full-term parturients were randomly assigned to receive either 12 mg of 0.5% hyperbaric bupivacaine or 18 mg of 0.5% hyperbaric ropivacaine intrathecally.(More)
1. The antinociceptive effect of morphine (25 micrograms) administered into the 3rd ventricle was significantly attenuated in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats as measured by the tail-flick assay. 2. The release of serotonin (5-HT; 5-hydroxytryptamine) from the spinal cord caused by intraventricular injection of morphine (25 micrograms) was significantly(More)
BACKGROUND Delayed graft function (DGF), a dialysis requirement within a week after transplantation, can occur in deceased-donor renal transplantation. DGF is rare, in living-donor renal transplantation (LDRT) and its incidence and risk factors have not been established. METHODS We investigated the incidence and clinical characteristics of DGF in LDRT(More)
Malnutrition is a major complication of peritoneal dialysis (PD) and is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Daily losses of proteins and amino acids (AAs) into dialysate contribute to this problem. Previous metabolic balance study demonstrated that treatment with 1.1% AA-based dialysis solution is safe and may improve protein malnutrition in(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic active antibody-mediated rejection (CAMR) is an important cause of chronic kidney allograft dysfunction, but there has been no effective treatment protocol established for it. METHODS Six renal transplant recipients who showed progressive deterioration in graft function and CAMR as diagnosed by biopsy were enrolled. We administered a(More)
BACKGROUND There are no definite guidelines about donation among prospective donors with asymptomatic urinary abnormalities. We evaluated the pathology of prospective kidney donors with asymptomatic urinary abnormalities and assessed the clinical outcomes of their organs. METHODS We reviewed the medical records of 15 prospective kidney donors who(More)
UNLABELLED [18F]Fluorodeoxyglucose ([18F]FDG), a glucose analogue, has been widely used for tumor imaging. To investigate the mechanisms related to [18F]FDG uptake by tumors, an experiment involving nude mice was performed. METHODS Human colon cancer cell lines SNU-C2A, SNU-C4 and SNU-C5 were transplanted to nude mice. Using immunohistochemical staining(More)