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Postmortem cardiac troponin T levels in the blood and pericardial fluid. Part 1. Analysis with special regard to traumatic causes of death.
In forensic pathology, previous studies have suggested the possible application of cardiac troponins in the diagnosis of myocardial infarction. However, there appears to be insufficient practicalExpand
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Developmental validation of the HIrisPlex system: DNA-based eye and hair colour prediction for forensic and anthropological usage.
Forensic DNA Phenotyping or 'DNA intelligence' tools are expected to aid police investigations and find unknown individuals by providing information on externally visible characteristics of unknownExpand
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Mouse model of paraquat-poisoned lungs and its gene expression profile.
Paraquat (PQ)-induced pulmonary toxicity is characterized by initial development of pulmonary edema, infiltration of inflammatory cells, and damage to the alveolar epithelium, which may progress toExpand
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Stability of endogenous reference genes in postmortem human brains for normalization of quantitative real-time PCR data: comprehensive evaluation using geNorm, NormFinder, and BestKeeper
In forensic molecular pathology, quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) provides a rapid and sensitive method to investigate functional changes in the death process. Accurate andExpand
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Postmortem cardiac troponin T levels in the blood and pericardial fluid. Part 2: analysis for application in the diagnosis of sudden cardiac death with regard to pathology.
Although previous forensic pathological studies have suggested the possible application of cardiac troponins in the diagnosis of myocardial infarction, there appears to be insufficient data withExpand
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Forensic pathological investigation of myocardial hypoxia-inducible factor-1 alpha, erythropoietin and vascular endothelial growth factor in cardiac death.
The present study investigated the immunohistochemical distributions and mRNA expressions of myocardial hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF)-1 alpha and its downstream factors, erythropoietin (Epo) andExpand
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A case of suffocation by an advertising balloon filled with pure helium gas.
We encountered a rare case of suffocation by an advertising balloon filled with pure helium gas. Suffocation caused by inhalation of atmosphere lacking in oxygen is not exceptional, but reports ofExpand
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Immunohistochemistry of connexin43 and zonula occludens-1 in the myocardium as markers of early ischemia in autopsy material.
Immunohistochemistry of the terminal complement complex (C5b-9) and fibronectin (FN) is useful to detect myocardial ischemia preceding necrosis in the postmortem diagnosis of sudden cardiac death.Expand
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Forensic biochemistry for functional investigation of death: concept and practical application.
The essential tasks of forensic pathology involve investigation of the cause and process of death, especially in traumatic and unexpected sudden deaths, largely including unwitnessed deaths. Thus,Expand
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Combined analyses of creatine kinase MB, cardiac troponin I and myoglobin in pericardial and cerebrospinal fluids to investigate myocardial and skeletal muscle injury in medicolegal autopsy cases.
Creatine kinase-MB (CK-MB), cardiac troponin I (cTnI) and myoglobin (Mb) are biochemical markers of myocardial injury; however, Mb is more abundant in skeletal muscles. The present study involvedExpand
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