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We previously reported that (-)-epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) in green tea alters plasma membrane organization and causes internalization of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), resulting in the suppression of colon cancer cell growth. In the present study, we investigated the detailed mechanism underlying EGCG-induced downregulation of EGFR in SW480(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS The pathophysiology of dysphagia caused by brain infarction varies with the site of the lesion in the brain. Patients with suprabulbar lesions have demonstrated delayed triggering of pharyngeal stage including delayed laryngeal elevation. Patients with severe pharyngeal stage delay have a high risk of intractable aspiration to the(More)
A series of 13 known compounds, including seven benzophenones [guttiferone A (1), guttiferone K (2), xanthochymol (3), guttiferone E (4), cycloxanthochymol (5), isoxanthochymol (6), and gambogenone (7)], five biflavonoids [amentoflavone (8), 3,8''-biapigenin (9), (+)-volkensiflavone (10), (+)-morelloflavone (11), and (+)-fukugiside (12)], and the xanthone(More)
The rapid technological advances of magnetic resonance imaging, laser fiberoptics, and compatible probes may allow treatment of deep and sometimes surgically unreachable tumors of the head and neck with minimal morbidity through interstitial laser phototherapy. In this study, a new application of magnetic resonance imaging was developed to monitor and(More)
Of the approximately 160 acoustic neuroma patients treated with stereotactic radiosurgery in the world up to 1987, 8 patients at UCLA Medical Center have had two or more magnetic resonance scans at least one year apart available for study (all 8 patients were treated with stereotactic radiosurgery for acoustic neuromas by the Department of Neurosurgery at(More)
We recently found that the inhibitory effect of (-)-epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) on epidermal growth factor (EGF) binding to the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is associated with alterations in lipid organization in the plasma membrane of colon cancer cells. Since changes in lipid organizations are thought to play a role in the trafficking of(More)
Bioassay-guided fractionation of the methanolic extracts of the pulp and seeds of the fruits of Syzygium samarangense Merr. & Perry (Blume) led to the identification of four cytotoxic compounds and eight antioxidants on the basis of HPLC-PDA analysis, MS, and various NMR spectroscopic techniques. Three C-methylated chalcones,(More)
An optical rear projection device, coupled with a video dimensional analyzer (VDA) system, was developed for simultaneous measurement of tensile strains on opposite surfaces of tendons and ligaments. Stress-strain behaviors of the tissue based on the strains measured on either surface were determined and compared. Data obtained from canine femur-medial(More)
Winged infusion sets are useful for short term venous infusion in a variety of applications and may be used without problem during CT scanning, ultrasound, or most other medical imaging applications. Drawbacks of using these standard winged infusion sets during MR scanning are torque and imaging artifacts. We describe a new MR compatible infusion set that(More)
Rhodamine-123 (Rh-123) has been tested recently as a new laser dye for photodynamic therapy of human tumors in vitro and in vivo. Prior to initiation of clinical studies of this technique, we evaluated the biodistribution, metabolism, and pathological changes of Rh-123 in rabbits after systemic, repetitive injections of the dye in escalating doses. At doses(More)