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BACKGROUND Neuroblastomas are characterized by hemizygous 1p deletions, suggesting that a tumor suppressor gene resides in this region. We previously mapped the smallest region of consistent deletion to a 2-Mb region of 1p36.31 that encodes 23 genes. Based on mutation analysis, expression pattern, and putative function, we identified CHD5 as the best tumor(More)
Carbon monoxide (CO), an endogenous cytoprotective product of heme oxygenase type-1 regulates target thrombotic and inflammatory genes in ischemic stress. Regulation of the gene encoding early growth response 1 (Egr-1), a potent transcriptional activator of deleterious thrombotic and inflammatory cascades, may govern CO-mediated ischemic lung protection.(More)
New convulsive compounds, brasiliamides A (1) and B (2), were isolated by activity-guided fractionation from okara fermented with a soil isolate of Penicillium brasilianum Batista JV-379. Their structures were elucidated on the basis of spectral and chemical evidence and by X-ray crystallography of the hydrogenated product of 2. In the 1H- and 13C-NMR(More)
BACKGROUND Management of native aortic insufficiency (AI) during left ventricular assist device (LVAD) support is challenging. We investigated the occurrence of de novo AI during long-term LVAD support to identify its effect on late clinical and echocardiographic outcomes. METHODS Left ventricular assist devices were implanted in 99 patients with dilated(More)
Skin wound healing is mediated by inflammatory cell infiltration that is highly regulated by various adhesion molecules. Mice lacking intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) delayed skin wound healing and mice lacking both L-selectin and ICAM-1 (L-selectin/ICAM-1(-/-)) show more delayed wound healing. Deficiency of both endothelial selectins (E-selectin(More)
Three new brasiliamide congeners, brasiliamides C, D and E, were isolated from okara fermented with Penicillium brasilianum Batista JV-379. Their structures were elucidated on the basis of spectral data and chemical evidence. NMR spectra of these brasiliamides exhibited a mixture of four or two conformers due to the restricted rotation of an amide bond in a(More)
Expression of p73, a p53 family member regulating cell growth and apoptosis, is maintained at low levels in mammalian cells, and cellular activation of p73 is usually controlled at the protein level. However, the precise molecular mechanisms by which p73 stability is regulated are unclear. During the search for interacting molecules with the COOH-terminal(More)
Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a heart muscle disease characterized by progressive heart failure, and is a leading cause of mortality and morbidity. Recently, cellular therapy for end-stage heart failure has been emerging. We herein report a 56-year-old male who received a transplant of autologous myoblast sheets manufactured in temperature-responsive(More)
Endothelial CD39 metabolizes ADP released from activated platelets. Recombinant soluble human CD39 (solCD39) potently inhibited ex vivo platelet aggregation in response to ADP and reduced cerebral infarct volumes in mice following transient middle cerebral artery occlusion, even when given 3 hours after stroke. Postischemic platelet and fibrin deposition(More)