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HuC encodes an RNA binding protein homologous to Drosophila elav that serves as an excellent early marker for differentiating neurons. We have characterized the promoter of the zebrafish HuC gene by examining the ability of 5'-upstream fragments to drive expression of green fluorescent protein (GFP) in live embryos. We determined that 2.8 kb of the(More)
A global regulatory protein, AfsR, involved in secondary metabolism, was found to be phosphorylated by a membrane-associated phosphokinase, named AfsK, of Streptomyces coelicolor A3(2) and S. lividans. The N-terminal portion of AfsK, deduced from the nucleotide (nt) sequence of the afsK gene, which was located downstream from the afsR gene, showed(More)
PURPOSE Pulmonary complications frequently occur after liver transplantation, but the risk factors associated with them have not been fully determined. We therefore sought to identify risk factors for pulmonary complications among adult liver transplant recipients. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 128 consecutive adult patients(More)
OBJECTIVE We investigated whether diabetes mellitus is associated with the cancer-related outcomes in patients with localized clear cell renal cell carcinoma treated with radical or partial nephrectomy. METHODS We reviewed data from 950 patients who received radical or partial nephrectomy for localized clear cell renal cell carcinoma from 1988 to 2009. We(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the rate of pathologically confirmed unfavourable prostate cancers among Korean men who fulfilled the contemporary Epstein criteria for clinically insignificant prostate cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS This was a retrospective study of 131 Korean men who underwent radical prostatectomy (RP) for clinically insignificant prostate(More)
A paucity of data exists on actual pathology of the contemporary patients strictly categorized as having low-risk prostate cancer. We tried to identify useful preoperative predictors of Gleason score upgrading in patients who underwent radical retropubic prostatectomy (RRP) for low-risk prostate cancer diagnosed via multi-core prostate biopsy. A total of(More)