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In the budding yeast S. cerevisiae, Swe1 delays the onset of mitosis by phosphorylation and inactivation of the cyclin-dependent kinase Cdc28, thereby relaying the morphogenetic signal to the cell cycle. Hsl1/Nik1, Kcc4 and Gin4 are structurally homologous protein kinases that localize to the bud neck and negatively regulate Swe1 by phosphorylation. We(More)
Substantial evidence indicates that major psychiatric disorders are associated with distributed neural dysconnectivity, leading to a strong interest in using neuroimaging methods to accurately predict disorder status. In this work, we are specifically interested in a multivariate approach that uses features derived from whole-brain resting state functional(More)
The EGF (epidermal growth factor) receptor-tyrosine kinase inhibitor ZD1839 (Gefitinib, 'Iressa') blocks the cell signaling pathways involved in cell proliferation, survival, and angiogenesis in various cancer cells. TNF-related death apoptosis inducing ligand (TRAIL) acts as an anticancer agent. We investigated the antitumor effects of ZD1839 alone or in(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the effects of the angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) valsartan versus the calcium channel blocker amlodipine, reactive oxygen species (ROS) formation by monocytes, C-reactive protein (CRP), and left ventricular (LV) mass were studied in 104 hypertensive patients with left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH). BACKGROUND There is evidence(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE The cholecystic veins are thought to be an important metastatic route of gallbladder carcinoma to the liver. In the present study we evaluated the cholecystic venous drainage area, utilizing a novel method, indocyanine green (ICG) fluorescence angiography after superselective catheterization of the cholecystic artery, to detect and(More)
Replication-competent oncolytic viruses are being developed for human cancer therapy. We previously reported that an attenuated adenovirus OBP-301 (Telomelysin), in which the human telomerase reverse transcriptase promoter element drives expression of E1A and E1B genes linked with an internal ribosome entry site, could replicate in and causes selective(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate how a simple method of cryopreservation influences the quality of CD34+ cells in umbilical cord blood (UCB). The cells were dispensed into a double-compartment freezing bag, cryopreserved at -85 degrees C without a rate-controlled programmed freezer, and stored in the liquid phase of nitrogen. The viability of the CD34+(More)
We report here that 6.9% (68/987) of randomly selected cDNA clones from an S. pombe cDNA library lack apparently long open reading frames which we denote prl. One of them, prl1, was examined further because multiple bands were observed when it was used as a probe in northern blot analysis. These multiple bands appear to be derived from overlapping(More)
BACKGROUND An association between anxiety and depression and increased blood pressure (BP) and cardiovascular disease risk has not been firmly established. We examined the hypothesis that anxiety and depression lead to increased plasma catecholamines and to production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) by mononuclear cells (MNC) in hypertensive individuals.(More)