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Two Arabidopsis thaliana extragenic mutations that suppress NaCl hypersensitivity of the sos3-1 mutant were identified in a screen of a T-DNA insertion population in the genetic background of Col-0 gl1 sos3-1. Analysis of the genome sequence in the region flanking the T-DNA left border indicated that sos3-1 hkt1-1 and sos3-1 hkt1-2 plants have allelic(More)
BACKGROUND Brain metastases (BM) are a common in patients with lung cancer. Although whole-brain radiation therapy (WBRT) is the standard therapy, it may have a risk of decline in cognitive function of patients. In this study, we evaluated the efficacy of gefitinib alone without radiation therapy for the treatment of patients with BM from lung(More)
OBJECTIVES To present a case of fluoroquinolone treatment failure in urinary tract infection caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa, accompanied by in vivo selection of the post-treatment isolate that showed decreased susceptibilities to fluoroquinolones, and to report fluoroquinolone resistance mechanisms in the post-treatment isolate. METHODS A patient with(More)
The authors used positron emission tomography (PET) and 11C-labeled glucose to study 15 unmedicated patients with affective disorders and 7 control subjects. Diagnoses of affective disorders were based on DSM-III criteria, and symptomatology was evaluated by the Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression. Blood counts of 11C in both unipolar and bipolar patients(More)
This report presents a variant of Gerstmann-Sträussler syndrome (GSS). A 53-year-old female had developed slowly progressive dementia and atactic gait since the age of 45. No myoclonic jerks and periodic synchronous discharges were observed throughout the illness. The neuropathological study revealed that many amyloid plaques and widespread Alzheimer's(More)
Tissues from the cerebral cortex, liver and myocardium of a patient with Lafora disease were obtained at autopsy and were studied biochemically. 1. Glucose content in the myocardium and liver was almost nil while that in the controls was 0.66 mg/g wet weight in the former and 8.80 mg/g wet weight in the latter. Glycogen content in the cerebral cortex and(More)
The histochemical demonstration of iron and the iron content was examined in the brain of a case of the special type of hepatocerebral encephalopathy (HCE). The patient had suffered from a liver disease since 36 years old. At 44 years old, she experienced the first attack of twilight state with flapping tremor. She had predilection for eating beans. Her(More)
Ureaplasma urealyticum could be a pathogen of non-gonococcal urethritis (NGU) in men. However, ureaplasma is often detected in men without NGU, and the proportion of cases possibly attributable to this pathogen is still undefined. We attempted to determine the bacterial loads of U. urealyticum significantly associated with NGU. The 16S rRNA genes of U.(More)