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Apolipoprotein E (apoE) is associated with Alzheimer's neurofibrillary tangles and beta-amyloid protein in senile plaques. It also appears to play an important part in the redistribution of lipids that follows deafferentation and neurodegeneration in the brain. The gene for apoE is on chromosome 19, within the genomic region previously associated with(More)
OBJECTIVE Pulmonary edema is a severe and often life-threatening condition. The diagnosis of pulmonary edema and its quantification have great clinical significance and yet can be difficult. A new technique based on thermodilution measurement using a single indicator has recently been developed (PiCCO, Pulsion Medical Systems, AG Germany). This method(More)
PURPOSE Glioblastoma multiforme brain tumors (GM) are treated with a spectrum of fractionation regimens based on the clinical and anatomical characteristics of the tumor but rarely based on the molecular characteristics of the individual neoplasm. This study tests the hypothesis that the response of cell lines derived from GM to fractionated radiotherapy(More)
PURPOSE Loss of the p53 tumor suppressor gene has been associated with tumor progression, disease relapse, poor response to antineoplastic therapy, and poor prognosis in many malignancies. We have investigated the contribution of p53-mediated radiation-induced apoptosis and G1 arrest to the well described radiation resistance of glioblastoma multiforme (GM)(More)
Since Idiopathic Parkinson's disease (IPD) was first described more than 170 years ago, there have been major advances in the understanding of the etiology of the disease as well as in its treatment. This article will review current knowledge concerning the role of the environment, genetic hypotheses and the aging factor in the etiology of IPD and proposes(More)
BACKGROUND Vascular blowout syndrome is a well-known, life-threatening condition complicating advanced-stage head and neck malignancies but has rarely been reported in the gynecologic oncology realm in association with the femoral circulation. A 50-year-old woman with metastatic vulvar squamous cell carcinoma presented with left threatened femoral arterial(More)
Targeting KRAS and MYC has been a tremendous challenge in cancer drug development. Genetic studies in mouse models have validated the efficacy of silencing expression of both KRAS and MYC in mutant KRAS-driven tumors. We investigated the therapeutic potential of a new oligonucleotide-mediated gene silencing technology (U1 Adaptor) targeting KRAS and MYC in(More)