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Paraoxonase gene polymorphisms and plasma oxidized low-density lipoprotein level as possible risk factors for exudative age-related macular degeneration.
PURPOSE Paraoxonase (E.C. is a polymorphic protein shown to prevent low-density lipoprotein oxidation. Our purpose is to evaluate the hypothesis that paraoxonase gene polymorphisms and plasmaExpand
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Growth and structure of graphitic tubules and polyhedral particles in arc-discharge
Abstract Graphite tubules and polyhedral particles grown on an electrode surface of arc-discharge have been studied by electron microscopy. The observations of their structures and morphologies leadExpand
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Iris metastasis preceding diagnosis of gastric signet ring cell adenocarcinoma: a case report
BackgroundA case of iris metastasis preceding the diagnosis of gastric signet ring cell adenocarcinoma is very rare. To report the findings in a patient who presented with an iris tumor that wasExpand
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Increased Expression of Tight Junctions in ARPE-19 Cells Under Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress
Purpose: To investigate the effects of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress on the tight junctions of the retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells in vitro. Materials and Methods: ER stress was induced inExpand
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Carbon nanocapsules encaging metals and carbides
Abstract Experiments aimed at the encapsulation of foreign materials within hollow graphitic cage were carried out for a series of lanthanide elements and for iron group metals (Fe, Co, Ni). A carbonExpand
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Bamboo-shaped carbon tube filled partially with nickel
Abstract An encapsulation experiment of nickel metal within hollow graphitic cages was carried out by using a carbon arc reactor. Among the carbonaceous materials formed on an electrode surface,Expand
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Synthesis and electron-beam incision of carbon nanocapsules encaging YC2
Carbon polyhedral particles stuffed with YC2, which were synthesized by arc discharge of carbon rods containing yttrium, were studied by transmission electron microscopy. The YC2 crystals withExpand
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Obvious optic disc swelling in a patient with cryopyrin-associated periodic syndrome
Cryopyrin-associated periodic syndrome (CAPS) is a group of rare hereditary autoinflammatory diseases caused by mutations of the NLRP3 gene, and leads to excessive production of the proinflammatoryExpand
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Maximization of FCC light olefins by high severity operation and ZSM-5 addition
Abstract The effects of high severity operation and ZSM-5 addition on the FCC product yield structure have been studied in a MAT unit. VGO cracking at high reaction temperatures of 500–650°CExpand
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Intraocular pressure in Japanese diabetic patients
Background To determine whether the intraocular pressure (IOP) in diabetic patients is significantly different from that in nondiabetic patients. Methods The medical records of all patients who wereExpand
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