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Pavlovian conditioned cues exert a powerful influence on instrumental actions directed towards a common reward, this is known as Pavlovian-to-instrumental transfer (PIT). The nucleus accumbens (NAcc) has been hypothesized to function as an interface between limbic cortical structures required for associative conditioning, like the amygdala, and response(More)
Inactivation of p53-dependent apoptosis promotes oncogenic transformation, tumor development, and resistance to many cytotoxic anticancer agents. p53 can transcriptionally activate bax, a bcl-2 family member that promotes apoptosis. To determine whether bax is required for p53-dependent apoptosis, the effects of bax deficiency were examined in primary(More)
In 16 patients with coarctation of the aorta blood pressure in the arms and legs was measured before and after exercise using a treadmill and the Bruce protocol to achieve a standardized level of exercise. Three patients had had no previous operation; 13 had had a previous surgical repair of the coarctation. Three patients were studied both before and after(More)
Death in circulation is one of the natural barriers preventing dissemination of tumor cells and formation of metastases. One of the negative factors acting in circulation is the loss of cell contact with natural substrate which can be imitated in vitro by the incubation of cells in suspension or in semi-solid media. Normal mouse fibroblasts (MEFs) stay(More)
BACKGROUND Hereditary microscopic haematuria often segregates with mutations of COL4A3, COL4A4 or COL4A5 but in half of families a gene is not identified. We investigated a Cypriot family with autosomal dominant microscopic haematuria with renal failure and kidney cysts. METHODS We used genome-wide linkage analysis, whole exome sequencing and(More)
Postexercise arm-to-leg blood pressure gradients were measured in 31 patients to determine the effectiveness of two surgical techniques for treating coarctation of the aorta. The arm-to-leg postexercise mean systolic blood pressure gradient was 29 mm Hg lower in 13 patients treated with Dacron patch angioplasty than in 18 patients whose coarctation was(More)
BACKGROUND This is the first report of the incidence and causes of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) of the Turkish-Cypriot population in Northern Cyprus. METHODS Data were collected over eight consecutive years (2004-2011) from all those starting renal replacement therapy (RRT) in this population. Crude and age-standardised incidence at 90 days was(More)
References 1. Mohty M, Labopin M, Volin L, et al. Reduced-intensity versus conventional my-eloablative conditioning allogeneic stem cell transplantation for patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia: a retrospective study from the European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation. et al. Reduced-intensity conditioning allogeneic stem cell transplantation(More)
The ability to identify regions of the genome inherited with a dominant trait in one or more families has become increasingly valuable with the wide availability of high throughput sequencing technology. While a number of methods exist for mapping of homozygous variants segregating with recessive traits in consanguineous families, dominant conditions are(More)