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One hundred dry skulls of adult Chinese of both sexes were studied. They were homogeneous in the form of maxillary arch and having full eruption of the upper third molar, without missing teeth and malposition of teeth. Our findings revealed that the mean distance from the center of the greater palatine foramen (GPF) to the midsagittal plane of the hard(More)
Japanese encephalitis (JE) virus NS3 protein and two N-terminally truncated (delta 1-148 and delta 1-323) forms of NS3 were engineered and expressed in E. coli as fusion proteins with a histidine tag at the N terminus. The purified recombinant proteins his-NS3 and his-NS3(delta 1-148) were found to possess NTPase activity which was stimulated by(More)
In this paper, we proposed a 3-D graphical representation of RNA secondary structures. Based on this representation, we outline an approach by constructing a 3-component vector whose components are the normalized leading eigenvalues of the L/L matrices associated with RNA secondary structure. The examination of similarities/dissimilarities among the(More)
One hundred and twenty Chinese adults' facial halves were selected for this study. The description of the mandibular ramus of the facial nerve was presented under 4 items: (1) the relationship with the lower border of the mandible, (2) the number of its rami, (3) the relationship with the retromandibular vein, the facial vein or the facial artery, and (4)(More)
Biocompatibility of dentin bonding agents (DBA) and composite resin may affect the treatment outcome (e.g., healthy pulp, pulpal inflammation, pulp necrosis) after operative restoration. Bisphenol-glycidyl methacrylate (BisGMA) is one of the major monomers present in DBA and resin. Prior studies focused on salivary esterase for metabolism and degradation of(More)
One hundred mandibles of adult Chinese cadavers of both sexes without missing teeth, alveolar bone resorption and malposition of teeth were studied. The anatomical location of each mandibular mental foramen was measured by using a combination of three previous methods. Our results showed that the location of the mental foramen below the apex of the lower(More)
PURPOSE We evaluate the early effect of pelvic floor muscle exercise on the frequency of urination, terminal dribbling, urinary incontinence and satisfaction with life in patients after transurethral prostatectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS From February to October 1996, 50 patients who had undergone transurethral prostatectomy were selected for study. The(More)
A prospective brain sonograph study was performed on 134 preterm neonates with birth weight of less than 2500 gm. Ten (7.5%) infants had intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH). The incidence of IVH in preterm neonates weighing less than 1500 gm was 13% and in neonates of less than 32 weeks gestation was 11.27%. Ninety percent of the IVH occurred within the first(More)
From July 1997 to June 1998, 25 preterm infants (birth weight < 1800 g) were included in a prospective study to compare the clinical effects of breast- and bottle-feeding. Oxygen saturation, heart rate, respiratory rate, and body temperature were recorded every minute for 20 minutes during feeding periods. Eighty pairs of breast- and bottle-feeding sessions(More)
AIM To evaluate the effect of TEGDMA on cell cycle progression as well as alterations of cell cycle-related gene and protein expression. METHODOLOGY Human dental pulp cells were exposed to 0-5 mmol L(-1) TEGDMA for 24 h. Cytotoxicity was evaluated by 3-(4, 5-dimethyl-thiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyl-tetrazolium bromide assay. Cell cycle progression was analysed(More)