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Endogenous murine angiostatin, identified as an internal fragment of plasminogen, blocks neovascularization and growth of experimental primary and metastatic tumors in vivo. A recombinant protein comprising kringles 1-4 of human plasminogen (amino acids 93-470) expressed in Pichia pastoris had physical properties (molecular size, binding to lysine,(More)
Epigenetic changes are involved in learning and memory, and histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors are considered potential therapeutic agents for Alzheimer's disease (AD). We previously reported that (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) acts as an HDAC inhibitor. Here, we demonstrate that EGCG reduced β-amyloid (Aβ) accumulation in vitro and rescued(More)
It has been well known that ignoring measurement error may result in substantially biased estimates in many contexts including linear and nonlinear regressions. For survival data with measurement error in covariates there has been extensive discussion in the literature with the focus being on the Cox proportional hazards models. However, the impact of(More)
An optical scalpel and optical tweezer have been combined to perform intracellular microsurgery and micromanipulation in vivo. When only laser microsurgery was performed on metaphase chromosomes, the dissected sister chromatid fragments drifted off to either the side of the spindle or completely off the spindle. At anaphase the fragments separated and the(More)
Accelerated G1 transit in HeLa cells develops after a temporary inhibition of DNA synthesis in the previous generation. G1 acceleration has been found to be dependent on (1) the cell-cycle position at the time of the inhibition and (2) the duration of the inhibition. The degree of G1 acceleration correlates with the position in S-phase at which DNA(More)
This article presents methodology for multivariate proportional hazards (PH) regression models. The methods employ flexible piecewise constant or spline specifications for baseline hazard functions in either marginal or conditional PH models, along with assumptions about the association among lifetimes. Because the models are parametric, ordinary maximum(More)
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects fitness to drive. Research that has examined clinical predictors of fitness to drive in PD, using the on-road assessment as the gold standard, has generally used a dichotomous pass/fail decision. However, on-road assessments may also result in one of two additional outcomes (pass with(More)
To study the potential use of optical forces to manipulate chromosome movement, we have used a Nd:YAG laser at a wavelength of 1.06 microns focused into a phase contrast microscope. Metaphase and anaphase chromosomes were exposed while being monitored by video microscopy. The results indicated that when optical forces were applied to late-moving metaphase(More)
In this paper we study U-statistics with side information incorporated using the method of empirical likelihood. Some basic properties of the proposed statistics are investigated. We find that by implementing the side information properly, the proposed U-statistics can have smaller asymptotic variance than the existing U-statistics in the literature. The(More)