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OBJECTIVES To identify clinical variables predictive of the risk of thromboembolism (TE), and to confirm the incidence of TE in primary and secondary childhood nephrotic syndrome (NS). STUDY DESIGN A comprehensive chart review identified 326 children with NS from any cause evaluated between 1999 and 2006. These patients had a total of 1472.8 patient-years(More)
Spermatogenesis in mammals is characterized by two waves of piRNA expression: one corresponds to classic piRNAs responsible for silencing retrotransponsons and the second wave is predominantly derived from nontransposon intergenic regions in pachytene spermatocytes, but the function of these pachytene piRNAs is largely unknown. Here, we report the(More)
This study tested the hypothesis that active recovery between bouts of intense aerobic exercise would lead to better maintenance of exercise performance in the second bout of exercise. Seven trained men on 2 separate occasions (VO(2peak) = 58.3+/- 9.4 ml x kg(-1) x min(-1)) performed as much work as possible during two 20-min cycling exercise bouts,(More)
The appearance of complex, thick materials like textiles is determined by their 3D structure, and they are incompletely described by surface reflection models alone. While volume scattering can produce highly realistic images of such materials, creating the required volume density models is difficult. Procedural approaches require significant programmer(More)
"Drying without dying" is an essential trait in land plant evolution. Unraveling how a unique group of angiosperms, the Resurrection Plants, survive desiccation of their leaves and roots has been hampered by the lack of a foundational genome perspective. Here we report the ∼1,691-Mb sequenced genome of Boea hygrometrica, an important resurrection plant(More)
The effects of rhizobial inoculation, soybean-maize intercropping and plant growth stages on the diversity of soybean root endophytic bacteria were evaluated. PCR-based terminal restriction fragment length polymorphism (T-RFLP) of 16S rRNA genes and analyses of cloned partial 16S rRNA gene libraries were used to study the endophytic bacterial communities.(More)
Renal injury is a common pathophysiological feature in women with preeclampsia as evidenced by increased protein leakage (proteinuria) and glomerular injury (glomerular endotheliosis). Recently, podocyturia was found in preeclampsia, suggesting podocyte shedding occurs in this pregnancy disorder. However, podocyte function in preeclampsia is poorly(More)
2-Amino-1-methyl-6-phenylimidazo[4,5-b]pyridine (PhIP) is a heterocyclic amine carcinogen prevalent in the human diet. To exert its mutagenic and carcinogenic effects, PhIP undergoes bioactivation to N-hydroxy-PhIP followed by O-esterification via cytosolic acetyltransferases or sulfotransferases to form DNA adducts. We investigated the role of cytosolic(More)
BTG (B-cell translocation gene) can inhibit cell proliferation, metastasis and angiogenesis, cell cycle progression, and induce differentiation in various cells. Here, we found that BTG3 overexpression inhibited proliferation, induced S/G2 arrest, differentiation, autophagy, apoptosis, suppressed migration and invasion in MKN28 and MGC803 cells (p < 0.05).(More)
Apple is an economically important fruit crop worldwide. Developing a genetic linkage map is a critical step towards mapping and cloning of genes responsible for important horticultural traits in apple. To facilitate linkage map construction, we surveyed and characterized the distribution and frequency of perfect microsatellites in assembled contig(More)