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The purpose of this study was to determine whether tract-specific diffusion tensor imaging measures in somatosensory and motor pathways correlate with clinical grades as defined using the Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) in cerebral palsy (CP) children. Quantitative diffusion tensor tractography was performed on 39 patients with spastic(More)
Region of interest based morphometric diffusion tensor imaging analysis, has been used extensively for the assessment of age-related changes in human brain, is limited to two dimensions and does not reflect the whole fiber bundle; however, diffusion tensor tractography (DTT) offers an overall view of individual fiber bundle in three-dimensional spaces.(More)
Aging is associated with increased production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and oxidation-induced damage to intracellular structures and membranes. Caloric restriction (CR) has been demonstrated to delay aging in a variety of species. Although the mechanisms of CR remain to be clearly elucidated, reductions in oxidative damage have been shown to increase(More)
The study was aimed to test the feasibility of utilizing an algorithmically determinable stable fiber mass (SFM) map obtained by an unsupervised principal eigenvector field segmentation (PEVFS) for automatic delineation of 18 white matter (WM) tracts: (1) corpus callosum (CC), (2) tapetum (TP), (3) inferior longitudinal fasciculus (ILF), (4) uncinate(More)
OBJECTIVES Diffusion tensor tractography (DTT) was performed to quantify diffuse axonal injury (DAI) in major white matter (WM) fiber bundles (FBs) of patients with frontal lobe injury and to correlate these changes with neuropsychological tests (NPT) at 6 month follow-up. PATIENTS AND METHODS DTT was performed in 21 patients with moderate traumatic brain(More)
PURPOSE Spina bifida cystica (SBC) is a group of neurodevelopmental defects caused by improper neural tube closure, which may be responsible for deficits in cognitive functions. The purpose of this study was to examine changes in normal appearing deep gray and white matter brain regions in SBC patients compared with controls through diffusion tensor imaging(More)
The role of protein phosphorylation in the life cycle of malaria parasites is slowly emerging. Here we combine global phospho-proteomic analysis with kinome-wide reverse genetics to assess the importance of protein phosphorylation in Plasmodium falciparum asexual proliferation. We identify 1177 phosphorylation sites on 650 parasite proteins that are(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess longitudinally the severity of diffuse axonal injury in the corpus callosum in patients with moderate traumatic brain injury (TBI) through quantitative diffusion tensor imaging and to correlate these changes with neuropsychometric tests (NPT) at 6 and 24 months after injury. DESIGN Prospective longitudinal study. PARTICIPANTS Sixteen(More)
Type III receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs), FLT3 and c-Kit play important roles in a variety of cellular processes. A number of SH2-domain containing proteins interact with FLT3 and c-Kit and regulate downstream signaling. The SH2-domain containing non-receptor protein tyrosine kinase CSK is mainly studied in the context of regulating Src family kinases.(More)
The Src-like-adaptor protein (SLAP) is an adaptor protein sharing considerable structural homology with Src. SLAP is expressed in a variety of cells and regulates receptor tyrosine kinase signaling by direct association. In this report, we show that SLAP associates with both wild-type and oncogenic c-Kit (c-Kit-D816V). The association involves the SLAP SH2(More)