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Mitochondrial transcription factor A (TFAM), a member of the high mobility group proteins, is essential for maintenance of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA). Most TFAM and mtDNA (both of which are normally soluble) was recovered from the particulate fraction of human placental mitochondria when extracted with the non-ionic detergent Nonidet P-40. mtDNA and TFAM(More)
Telomerase activity was measured in pancreatic juice obtained by endoscopic retrograde pancreatography from 34 patients (12 with ductal carcinoma, 12 with pancreatic adenoma, and 10 with pancreatitis). The activity in pancreatic juice was expressed as the number of cells of a human pancreatic cancer cell line, MIA PaCa-2, that exhibit an activity equal to(More)
A 64-year-old female was diagnosed with systemic amyloidosis associated with multiple myeloma. Bortezomib and dexamethasone-therapy was initiated; however, she developed lethal ventricular fibrillation (VF) and cardiac arrest after 84 hours of therapy. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation using direct current shocks with epinephrine and amiodarone was initiated(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy and safety of aprepitant added to standard antiemetic regimens used in high-dose chemotherapy for allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT). DESIGN Retrospective medical record review. SETTING Hematology ward of a university hospital in Japan. PATIENTS Of 88 patients treated with high-dose(More)
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