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During pre-implantation mouse development, embryos form blastocysts with establishment of the first two cell lineages: the trophectoderm (TE) which gives rise to the placenta, and the inner cell mass (ICM) which will form the embryo proper. Differentiation of TE is regulated by the transcription factor Caudal-related homeobox 2 (Cdx2), but the mechanisms(More)
SUMMARY Rosai-Dorfman disease (sinus histiocytosis with massive lymphadenopathy) rarely affects the intracranial region without involvement of other sites. We report the case of a 68-year-old woman with isolated Rosai-Dorfman disease of the frontal dura. She presented with a new onset seizure. Initial MR imaging showed subtle mild change in the left frontal(More)
PURPOSE Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) frequently shows a poor prognosis because of the occurrence of systemic metastasis, mainly via lymphatic vessels. Valosin-containing protein (VCP) has been shown to be associated with antiapoptotic function and metastasis via activation of the nuclear factor-kappaB signaling pathway. In the present study, we(More)
Multiple sclerosis is a chronic demyelinating disease of the central nervous system leading to progressive cognitive and motor dysfunction, which is characterized by neuroinflammation, demyelination, astrogliosis, loss of oligodendrocytes, and axonal pathologies. Cyclic phosphatidic acid (cPA) is a naturally occurring phospholipid mediator with a unique(More)
PURPOSE Valosin-containing protein (VCP or p97) is associated with antiapoptotic function and metastasis via activation of the nuclear factor-kappaB signaling pathway. The present study was designed to investigate the prognostic significance of VCP expression in colorectal adenocarcinoma. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN We analyzed VCP expression(More)
We present a new user interface for the virtual sculpting system. In our system, the user operates a chisel with a pressure sensitive pen to carve a workpiece in the virtual space. The user can control the depth of carving and the angle of the virtual chisel to the surface of the workpiece dynamically like the real wood carving.
PURPOSE Hepatoma-derived growth factor (HDGF) is a unique nuclear/growth factor and might play an important role in the development and progression of carcinomas. In the present study, association of HDGF expression with recurrence and prognosis of gastric carcinoma was examined. PATIENTS AND METHODS HDGF expression in 317 patients with gastric carcinoma(More)