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A 5-year-old boy with the epidermal nevus syndrome and hemimegalencephaly is reported. He had pigmented nevi on the forehead and neck, and hemihypertrophy of the body from the birth. He developed intractable seizures, mental retardation, and right hemiparesis. His seizure pattern changed from early infantile epileptic encephalopathy to infantile spasms at 2(More)
A neuropathologic examination of a 5-year-boy with epidermal nevus syndrome and hemimegalencephaly revealed 1) left hemimegalencephaly with an increased volume of the white matter, and 2) cerebral polymicrogyria with pachygyria, heterotopic neurons and prominent astrogliosis. Golgi staining revealed hypertrophic neurons with increased dendrites and spines.(More)
The influence of obesity and fat distribution on serum levels of lipoprotein and apolipoprotein was investigated in 294 Japanese junior high school children (12-13 years of age). Serum levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDLC) (P = 0.013), triglycerides (TG) (P = 0.0006), and apolipoprotein B (apoB) (P = 0.003), and the apoB/A-I ratio (P = 0.005)(More)
The GAL expression system is the most frequently used induction technique in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Here we report a simple but powerful genetic circuit for use with the GAL induction system. Briefly, an artificial positive feedback circuit was incorporated into the GAL regulatory network. We selected green fluorescent protein (GFP) as a(More)
Out of 1,219 pediatric patients who were brought to our hospital with chief complaint of diarrhea and abdominal pain and in whom stool cultures were obtained for bacteriological studies in the 17 month period from May 1 in 1981 to September 30 in 1982, Campylobacter jejuni was isolated in 203 patients (16.7%). In this study we assessed the efficacy of(More)
Here we present a successful transplantation of the GAL genetic regulatory circuitry into the G-protein signaling pathway in yeast. The GAL regulon represents a strictly regulated transcriptional mechanism that we have transplanted into yeast to create a highly robust induction system to assist the detection of on-off switching in G-protein signaling. In(More)
The main purpose of the present study was to determine the response rate to immunosuppressive therapy combined with recombinant human granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (rhG-CSF) and its efficacy for preventing infections in patients with severe aplastic anemia. The treatments included one course of antithymocyte globulin, cyclosporin A,(More)