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BACKGROUND Although most of the literature about health-related quality of life (HRQoL) focuses on breast cancer patients, few studies compared the HRQoL in disease-free breast cancer survivors with that of the general population. MATERIALS AND METHODS We administered the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life(More)
Micro (mi)RNAs are small, highly conserved noncoding RNAs that control gene expression post-transcriptionally either via the degradation of target mRNAs or the inhibition of protein translation. Each miRNA is believed to regulate the expression of multiple mRNA targets, and many miRNAs have been linked to the initiation and progression of human cancer.(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to assess the usefulness of breath-hold two-dimensional (2D) fast low-angle shot (FLASH) and T2-weighted turbo spin-echo fast MR imaging compared with helical CT in the staging of gastric carcinoma. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Thirty patients with gastric carcinoma underwent preoperative MR imaging and helical CT. MR(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE It has been reported that high-resolution susceptibility-weighted imaging (HR-SWI) may demonstrate brain tumor vascularity. We determined whether the degree of intratumoral susceptibility signal intensity (ITSS) on HR-SWI correlates with maximum relative cerebral blood volume (rCBVmax) and to compare its diagnostic accuracy for glioma(More)
BACKGROUND Haploinsufficiency of the gene encoding for transcription factor 4 (TCF4) was recently identified as the underlying cause of Pitt-Hopkins syndrome (PTHS), an underdiagnosed mental-retardation syndrome characterised by a distinct facial gestalt, breathing anomalies and severe mental retardation. METHODS TCF4 mutational analysis was performed in(More)
Aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) induced mutation of the p53 gene at codon 249 (p53mt249) is critical during the formation of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) following hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. p53mt249 markedly increases insulin-like growth factor II (IGF-II) transcription largely from promoter 4, accumulating the fetal form of IGF-II. Modulation of the(More)
A lectin (agglutinin, VCA) from Korean mistletoe (Viscum album L. coloratum) was isolated by affinity chromatograpy on a asialofetuin-Sepharose 4B. The molecular weights of A- and B-chains of VCA were differenf from those of VAAS. The VCA recognized the antibody of VAAs in the Western blot analysis and ELLA system. We also investigated the synergistic(More)
Hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF) is a nuclear transcription factor that responds to environmental and pathological hypoxia to induce metabolic adaptation, vascular growth, and cell survival. Here we found that HIF subunits and HIF2α in particular were normally expressed in the mediobasal hypothalamus of mice. Hypothalamic HIF was up-regulated by glucose to(More)
We isolated a cDNA clone, named TLHS-1, for a low molecular weight heat-shock protein (LMW HSP) from tobacco. The nucleotide sequence determination of the clone identified an open reading frame for 159 amino acids. To the upstream of the open reading frame, a sequence of 124 nucleotides was determined. To the 3' downstream of the open reading frame, 212(More)
TLHS1 is a class I low molecular weight heat-shock protein (LMW HSP) of tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum). For a functional study of TLHS1, a recombinant DNA coding for TLHS1 with a hexahistidine tag at the amino-terminus was constructed and expressed in Escherichia coli. An expressed fusion protein, H6TLHS1, was purified using a Ni2+ affinity column and a(More)