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PURPOSE To characterize the differential expression of intraocular inflammatory cytokines in eyes with branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO) and to assess their roles as prognostic determinants of BRVO. METHODS A prospective cohort study of 38 eyes with BRVO. Aqueous humor samples were collected just before the intravitreal injection of bevacizumab and(More)
PURPOSE To determine the relationship between the levels of intraocular inflammatory cytokines and polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV). METHODS Prospective cohort study. Sixty-two patients with PCV and 36 control subjects were studied. The levels of cytokines, chemokines, and growth factors in the aqueous humor samples from PCV patients and control(More)
Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is the sixth most common cancer worldwide. Up to 20% of oral dysplasia cases have been suggested to undergo malignant transformation to OSCC; however, there are no methods to predict OSCC development. In this study, to identify the genes associated with oral dysplasia progression, we performed genomic copy number analyses(More)
Autosomal recessive cerebellar ataxias and autosomal recessive hereditary spastic paraplegias (ARHSPs) are clinically and genetically heterogeneous neurological disorders. Herein we describe Japanese siblings with a midlife-onset, slowly progressive type of cerebellar ataxia and spastic paraplegia, without intellectual disability. Using whole exome(More)
SOX9 haploinsufficiency underlies campomelic dysplasia (CD) with or without testicular dysgenesis. Current understanding of the phenotypic variability and mutation spectrum of SOX9 abnormalities remains fragmentary. Here, we report three patients with hitherto unreported SOX9 abnormalities. These patients were identified through molecular analysis of 33(More)
Abl interactor (Abi) family proteins play significant roles in actin cytoskeleton organization through participation in the WAVE complex. Mammals possess three Abi proteins: Abi-1, Abi-2, and NESH/Abi-3. Abi-1 and Abi-2 were originally identified as Abl tyrosine kinase-binding proteins. It has been disclosed that Abi-1 acts as a bridge between c-Abl and(More)
CI-976 is a lysophospholipid acyltransferase antagonist that is known to affect secretory and endocytic membrane-trafficking pathways likely by increasing the lysophospholipid content in membranes. Our previous study suggested that lysophospholipids formed through the action of an intracellular phospholipase A1, KIAA0725p (also known as DDHD2 and iPLA1γ),(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between dynamic sitting balance and walking ability in stroke patients. Patients were evaluated using functional independence measure (FIM), and those with a locomotion score of 5 or below were categorized into the dependent walking and below group (dependent group) and those with a score of 6 or(More)
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