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A cDNA encoding a novel member of the mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase (MAPKK) family, MAPKK6, was isolated and found to encode a protein of 334 amino acids, with a calculated molecular mass of 37 kDa that is 79% identical to MKK3. MAPKK6 was shown to phosphorylate and specifically activate the p38/MPK2 subgroup of the mitogen-activated protein(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE To evaluate the mechanisms of failure of blood oxygenation level-dependent (BOLD) imaging in stroke, we compared the evoked cerebral blood oxygenation (CBO) responses and activation volumes (AVs) of BOLD functional MRI (fMRI) in chronic stroke patients with moderate and severe cerebral ischemia. METHODS We measured the evoked CBO(More)
Forty-three patients with chronic renal failure and secondary hyperparathyroidism underwent parathyroidectomy; 20 of the 43 underwent subtotal parathyroidectomy (Group A) and 23 patients underwent total parathyroidectomy and parathyroid autotransplant in the forearm (Group B). Postoperative clinical improvement was similar in both groups. In the immediate(More)
We investigated and compared the effects of pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP) and vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) on cerebral circulation in anesthetized dogs. The intracisternal administration of PACAP-27, PACAP-38, and VIP dilated canine cerebral arteries in a dose-dependent manner. A 10 nmol dose of PACAP-27, PACAP-38, and(More)
We have used a rat glutathione S-transferase P (GST-P) complementary DNA as a probe to screen a human placenta complementary DNA library constructed in the lambda gt11 vector. One of the positive clones contained the complete coding region (630 base pair) and the entire 3'-noncoding region (78 base pair) of the putative human glutathione S-transferase pi(More)
Secondary elevations in extracellular amino acids occur during reperfusion after transient cerebral ischemia. The delayed accumulation of excitatory amino acids may contribute to the progressive development of neuronal injury. In this study, we explored the mechanisms that may be involved in this phenomenon. Microdialysis samples from probes located in(More)
The patient was a 7-year-old boy who received radiation therapy of 50 Gy after total gross removal of a craniopharyngioma. After two years a follow up CT scan showed a new enhanced lesion in the right temporal tip within the previous irradiation field. Total removal of the tumor was performed and its histological examination showed it to be an atypical(More)
Autologous iris pigment epithelial cell transplantation was performed on patients with exudative age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Autologous IPE cell culture was performed using autologous serum after iridectomy in 7 patients with AMD. The cell suspensions (2 approximately 20 x 10(4) cells) were transplanted into the submacular lesion of individuals(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the fluctuation in serum levels of anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibody (anti-CCP) retrospectively in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS Serum levels of anti-CCP were measured retrospectively in 131 patients with RA and 90 patients with non-RA rheumatic diseases using a commercially available kit. All sera were(More)