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Tea catechins prevent the development of atherosclerosis in apoprotein E-deficient mice.
Green tea contains various antioxidative flavan-3ols (tea catechins), such as (-)-epigallocatechin gallate (EGCg, the major catechin), which exert potent inhibitory effects on LDL oxidation in vitroExpand
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Identification of endometrioid endometrial carcinoma-associated microRNAs in tissue and plasma.
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to identify a set of endometrioid endometrial carcinoma EEC-associated microRNAs (miRNAs) in tissue and plasma, and evaluate their clinical significance. METHODS A set ofExpand
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Characterization of placenta‐specific microRNAs in fetal growth restriction pregnancy
The aim of this study was to characterize placenta‐specific microRNAs in fetal growth restriction (FGR) pregnancy.
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Identification of pregnancy-associated microRNAs in maternal plasma.
BACKGROUND Several placental microRNAs (miRNAs) have been identified as pregnancy-associated molecules with the potential for use in estimating the condition of the placenta. Our understanding ofExpand
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Increased level of cell‐free placental mRNA in a subgroup of placenta previa that needs hysterectomy
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether cell‐free placental mRNA levels have the potential to predict a placenta previa resulting in hysterectomy.
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Placental mRNA in maternal plasma and its clinical application to the evaluation of placental status in a pregnant woman with placenta previa-percreta.
Fetal and/or placental mRNA in maternal plasma has been detected during pregnancy, and such mRNA tends to be stable against degradation (1). A quantitative study of plasma mRNA for γ-globin andExpand
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Fit of zirconia all-ceramic crowns with different cervical margin designs, before and after porcelain firing and glazing.
The purpose of this study is to investigate the fit of zirconia cores and all-ceramic crowns prepared with different cervical margin designs. The radius of curvature between the axial wall and theExpand
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Inhibition of Matrix Metalloproteinases Prevents Cardiac Hypertrophy Induced by &bgr;-Adrenergic Stimulation in Rats
Insulin-like growth factor (IGF) -I is one of the candidates for cardiac hypertrophy induced by &bgr;-adrenergic stimulation. However, the mechanisms by which the biologic actions of IGF-I areExpand
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Microarray comparative genomic hybridization (CGH)-based prenatal diagnosis for chromosome abnormalities using cell-free fetal DNA in amniotic fluid
AbstractCell-free fetal DNA (cffDNA) in the supernatant of amniotic fluid, which is usually discarded, can be used as a sample for prenatal diagnosis. For rapid prenatal diagnosis of frequentExpand
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Inhibition of protein prenylation by patulin
The antibiotic patulin was found to inhibit protein prenylation in mouse FM3A cells. Thus, the agent reduced incorporation of [3H]mevalonate into proteins by 50% at a concentration of 7 μM. In aExpand
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