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Bacterial meningitis remains a serious cause of morbidity and mortality in childhood. Epidemiologic investigations have shown variability in disease risks among different populations and races. In Korea, however, basic epidemiologic information on bacterial meningitis in children is limited. The main purpose of this study was to analyze bacteriologically(More)
The unfolded protein response (UPR) in endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and autophagy are known to be related. We investigated the role of autophagy in UPR of pancreatic beta cells and the susceptibility of autophagy-deficient beta cells to the ER stress that is implicated in the development of diabetes. Rat insulin promoter (RIP)-Cre +;autophagy-related 7(More)
S. H. Oh, S. Y. Lee, M. H. Cho, T-S. Kim, I. H. Kim Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, Kyung Hee University, Yongin, Kyungki, Korea, Republic of Introduction Information about electrical conductivity distribution inside biological tissues is useful for many biomedical studies. Especially, conductivity mapping of a human brain would play great roles to enhance(More)
The molecular mechanisms of the carcinogenic process of gastric cancer have not been fully understood yet. In order to know whether c-Ha-ras gene is being involved in the process of gastric carcinogenesis, 8 gastric cancer cell lines, 8 cases of gastric cancer and same number of adjacent dysplasia were analyzed for the presence of mutation at codon 12, 13(More)
The internal elastic lamina (IEL) serves as a barrier for cells and macromolecules between the intima and media in the vascular wall. We evaluated the morphological changes and quantitative assessments of the IEL architecture in the coronary circulation of pigs fed with a high cholesterol diet. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) analysis of the IEL from(More)
Lyme disease, a multi-systemic infection occurring worldwide, has yet to be reported in Korea, although the spirochete B. burgdorferi, known as the causative organism of the disease, has recently been isolated from the vector tick Ixodes persulcatus in the region. To contribute to revealing whether Lyme disease exists in Korea or not, B. burgdorferi(More)
Since the sea-going experiment is expensive, the channel simulator for an underwater acoustic communication (UAC) can be useful in evaluating the performance of an UAC system. In this paper, VirTEX (Virtual Time series EXperiment) is applied to the UAC algorithm. In order to examine the practicality of VirTEX, the statistics of the bit error rate is(More)
Three kinds of apurinic/apyrimidinic (AP) DNA endonuclease, APcI, APcII, APcIII, were purified from rat liver chromatin through 1M KCl extraction, DEAE-trisacryl ion exchange chromatography. Sephadex G-150 gel filtration and AP DNA cellulose affinity chromatography. Activities of the purified APcI, APcII and APcIII were 62.5, 83.3 and 52.0 EU/mg of protein,(More)
 A retrovius-mediated transduction of B-domain-deleted human blood coagulation factor VIII (FVIII-B) was attempted in partially hepatectomized rats. FVIII-B cDNA was inserted into a retroviral vector (pLNSX) and infective recombinant virus particles were produced in packaging cell lines (ψ2 and PA317). Transfection of mouse NIH-3T3 cells with the FVIII-B(More)
An experiment was designed to investigate the reaction mechanism of AP (apurinic or apyrimidinic) DNA endonucleases (APcI, APcII, APcIII) purified from rat liver chromatin. Sulfhydryl compounds (2-mercaptoethanol, dithiothreitol) brought about optimal activities of AP DNA endonucleases and N-ethylmaleimide or HgCl2 inhibited the enzyme activities,(More)
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