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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
BACKGROUND Anesthetic titration using spectral entropy monitoring reduces anesthetic requirements and shortens recovery in adult surgical patients. This study was performed to evaluate the effect of entropy monitoring on end-tidal sevoflurane concentration and recovery characteristics in pediatric patients undergoing sevoflurane anesthesia. METHODS(More)
Mucinous (colloid) carcinoma and well- to moderately-differentiated adenocarcinoma of the colon differ in the pattern and the amount of mucin secretion and perhaps in their behaviour and clinical outcome. To ascertain why these differences exist and to elucidate the mechanisms of tumour progression, we examined two model human cell lines derived from(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)
A 57-year-old man was admitted to our hospital for endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) for early gastric cancer. The lesion was located at the anterior wall of the proximal antrum to the lower body. After incision [1,2], about 350 cc of distilled water was infused into the stomach (●" Fig.1). The weight of the water changed the shape of the stomach, so(More)