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Improvements in total content of enzymatic cross-linking, the ratio of hydroxylysine-derived enzymatic cross-links, and non-enzymatic advanced glycation end product cross-link formation from once-weekly administration of hPTH(1–34) for 18 months in OVX cynomolgus monkeys contributed to the improvement of bone strength. Parathyroid hormone (PTH) is used for(More)
Patients with olivopontocerebellar atrophy (OPCA) were studied, and cytoplasmic inclusions were observed in some of the remaining neurons of the pontine nuclei, nuclei reticularis tegmenti pontis and arcuate nuclei. The cytoplasmic argyrophilic inclusions were demonstrated by silver impregnation techniques such as Bielschowsky and Bodian staining. With(More)
A study of Pick bodies (PBs) was performed using immunohistochemical, ultrastructural and immunoelectron microscopic techniques. Ultrastructurally, the PBs in the granular neurons of the dentate fascia of Ammon's horn were composed of randomly distributed straight fibrils (14.5±2.1 nm in diameter), intermingled with a few constricted fibrils. The(More)
This report concerns ultrastructural and immunohistochemical studies on ballooned neurons of ten patients with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). While abundant ballooned neurons and severe white matter degeneration was seen in six Japanese cases, only occasional ballooned neurons and no white matter degeneration was observed in four cases from the files of(More)
In order to elucidate the direct effects of (±)-5-[4-(6-hydroxy-2, 5, 7, 8-tetramethylchroman-2-yl-methoxy) benzyl]-2,4-thiazolidinedione (Troglitazone), a newly-developed oral hypoglycaemic agent, on pancreatic beta-cell function, in vitro investigation of isolated rat pancreatic islets and a hamster beta-cell line (HIT cell) were performed. Troglitazone(More)
We characterized the properties of herpes-type viruses which grew well in a Marek's disease lymphoblastoid cell line, MSB1-41C, inducing cytopathic effect characterized by the formation of syncytial giant cells. Examination of the infectious virus by field inversion gel electrophoresis revealed the presence of DNA of about 180 kbp in both the culture fluid(More)
Restriction fragment length polymorphisms (RFLPs) have been used to detect chloroplast (cp) and mitochondrial (mt) DNA variation among 18 apple cultivars and three rootstocks. The distribution of RFLP patterns allowed the assignment of these genotypes into three groups of cytoplasmic relatedness. Our results also demonstrate maternal inheritance of cp- and(More)
Intravenous norepinephrine infusion test was performed in eight patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) supported by respirators and nine control subjects, to examine α-adrenoceptor function of peripheral resistant blood vessels. Baseline plasma norepinephrine concentrations in ALS patients were significantly higher than those in control subjects,(More)
IEEE P1900.4 is an emerging standard for optimized radio resource utilization where cognitive radio technologies are used for efficient spectrum utilization. In this paper, we design and implement a cognitive wireless network system based on open documents of IEEE P1900.4, and evaluate its performance using UDP streaming and HTTP download. Our experiments(More)
The mobile communication market has grown rapidly over the past 10 years, but the market may reach saturation in the foreseeable future. More flexible mobile networks able to meet various user demands and create new market openings are needed for further growth. Heterogeneous networks are more suitable than homogeneous networks for meeting a wide variety of(More)