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Small heat shock proteins (sHSPs) are widely distributed, and their function and diversity of structure have been much studied in the field of molecular chaperones. In plants, which frequently have to cope with hostile environments, sHSPs are much more abundant and diverse than in other forms of life. In response to high temperature stress, sHSPs of more(More)
A sclerosing stromal tumor of the ovary is an extremely rare benign tumor; it usually is found during the second and third decades of life. Patients present with pelvic pain or a palpable abdominal mass. Hormonal effects such as masculinization are uncommon. Here, an 11-year old premenarchal girl presented with deepening of the voice. In addition,(More)
Small heat-shock proteins (sHsps) are ubiquitous stress proteins with molecular chaperone activity. They share characteristic homology with the α-crystallin protein of the mammalian eye lens as well as being ATP-independent in their chaperone activity. We isolated a clone for a cytosolic class I sHsp,NtHSP17.6, fromNicotiana tabacum, and analyzed its(More)
This empirical study attempts to verify non-linearity relationships among three quality dimensions and user satisfaction from the DeLone and McLean IS Success Model. We use survey data from Agriculture integrated eXcellence systems (AgriX) users and a multiple regression analysis with dummy variables to analyze separately high and low performance groups.(More)
Small heat shock proteins (sHSPs) function as ATP-independent molecular chaperones, and although the production and function of sHSPs have often been described under heat stress, the expression and function of sHSPs in fundamental developmental processes, such as pollen and seed development, have also been confirmed. Seed germination involves the breaking(More)
Seven genomic clones of tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum W38) cytosolic class I small heat shock proteins (sHSPs), probably representing all members in the class, were isolated and found to have 66 to 92% homology between their nucleotide sequences. Even though all seven sHSP genes showed heat shock-responsive accumulation of their transcripts and proteins, each(More)
The incidence and outcome of epilepsy in tuberous sclerosis (TS) patients have not yet been thoroughly investigated. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical features and prognosis of epileptic seizures associated with TS. The medical records of 29 patients who satisfied the diagnostic criteria for TS and were followed up for at least 2 years at(More)
There is a broad range of different small heat shock proteins (sHSPs) that have diverse structural and functional characteristics. To better understand the functional role of mitochondrial sHSP, NtHSP24.6 was expressed in Escherichia coli with a hexahistidine tag and purified. The protein was analyzed by non-denaturing PAGE, chemical cross-linking and size(More)
Human interleukin-2 (IL-2) gene was inserted next of the 35S-transcript promoter of cauliflower mosaic virus in a binary vector and introduced into tobacco genome byAgrobacterium- mediated transformation. Genomic DNA blot analysis of thein vitro regenerated transgenic tobacco confirmed that the introduced human IL-2 gene was successfully integrated into(More)
In chronic peritoneal dialysis patients, preservation of residual renal function (RRF) is a major determinant of patient survival, and maintaining sufficient intravascular volume has been hypothesized to be beneficial for the preservation of RRF. The present study aimed to test this hypothesis using multifrequency bioimpedence analyzer (MFBIA), in Korean(More)