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In human mitochondria, 10 mRNAs species are generated from a long polycistronic precursor that is transcribed from the heavy chain of mitochondrial DNA, in theory yielding equal copy numbers of mRNA molecules. However, the steady-state levels of these mRNAs differ substantially. Through absolute quantification of mRNAs in HeLa cells, we show that the copy(More)
RATIONALE It is well known that the newer H1-receptor antagonists elicit better performance of working memory and selective attention relative to the first generation drugs in this class. However, the neural correlates of the poorer performance associated with first-generation H1-receptor antagonists remain unknown. OBJECTIVES This study examined the(More)
Histamine H1 receptor antagonists (antihistamines) are widely used for the treatment of allergic disorders in young children. This study examined the effects of antihistamine on prefrontal cortex activity in preschool children using near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS), an emerging brain-imaging method suitable for psychological experiments, especially in(More)
In patients with hemifacial spasm (HFS), the spasm is due to cross-compression of the facial nerve by a blood vessel. There are currently two hypotheses for the mechanism of HFS: 1) the spasm is caused by ephaptic transmission and an increase in excitability at the site of compression; and 2) the spasm is caused by hyperexcitability in the facial nerve(More)
OBJECT Although gross-total resection (GTR) is a preferable treatment for skull base meningiomas, subtotal resection (STR) with or without radiation therapy can be considered as an alternative treatment for patients at considerable surgical risk. The long-term prognosis of such patients might be related to the biological activity of the tumor. This study(More)
In patients with hemifacial spasm (HFS) the spasm is due to cross compression of the facial nerve by a blood vessel and microvascular decompression (MVD) has proved to be a successful treatment. Abnormal muscle response (AMR), which can be elicited by one facial nerve branch stimulation in muscles innervated by other branches of the facial nerve, is(More)
INTRODUCTION Antagonists of histamine H(1) receptors (antihistamines) are widely used for the treatment of allergic disorders in children. These drugs' sedative effect on brain function, however, has been mostly examined in adults. OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to examine the effects of anitihistamines on prefrontal cortex activity in young(More)
In order to identify dipole generators of the N20/P20 and P25, we employed second-order-differentiation in the temporal dimension (temporal-second-order-differentiation; TSOD) with delta t = 2 msec. The rate of variation in the voltage of cortical SEPs calculated by TSOD identified responses of each dipole, reflecting the density of neuronal firing. On(More)
Strength-duration curves of the ascending and descending conductive spinal cord potentials (SCEPs) in cats were obtained using constant current stimuli. For the formulation of numeric indices of excitability, the rheobase is defined as the minimal current strength below which response cannot occur even if the current continues, and the chronaxie is defined(More)