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The shift from terrestrial to aquatic life by whales was a substantial evolutionary event. Here we report the whole-genome sequencing and de novo assembly of the minke whale genome, as well as the whole-genome sequences of three minke whales, a fin whale, a bottlenose dolphin and a finless porpoise. Our comparative genomic analysis identified an expansion(More)
BACKGROUND Magnetic resonance (MR) arthrography is the ideal imaging modality for the acetabular labrum. Three-dimensional (3D) fast spin-echo (FSE) sequences have similar diagnostic performance as two-dimensional (2D) conventional MR imaging for ligaments, menisci, or bone marrow edema in the knee. PURPOSE To compare the diagnostic accuracy and(More)
Kimura’s disease is known as a rare chronic inflammatory disease occurring mainly in the head and neck regions of Asian male patients. We present a case of Kimura’s disease with extensive involvement of the bilateral upper extremities in a 20-year-old Korean man. Ultrasonography (US) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) demonstrated the presence of(More)
Tropomyosin-related kinase (Trk) C, a member of the Trk family of neurotrophin receptors, has been implicated in the growth and survival of human cancer tissues. Here, we report that TrkC is frequently overexpressed in human breast cancers and plays an essential role in tumor growth and metastasis. Ectopic expression of TrkC in non-malignant mammary(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance are associated with a higher risk of colon cancer. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is regarded as a manifestation of metabolic syndrome in the liver. This investigation was initiated to determine whether NAFLD has a relationship to colorectal adenomatous polyps. METHODS We examined(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of our study was to evaluate the MRI features of tailgut cysts in five patients. CONCLUSION Our results suggest that MRI may be useful in the diagnosis of tailgut cyst. A multilocular cystic mass in the presacral space is a characteristic MRI finding of tailgut cyst, which may also be revealed as a cystic mass consisting of a large(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this article is to evaluate prospectively the utility of sonographic measurements of the common extensor tendon for diagnosing lateral epicondylitis. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Forty-eight patients with documented lateral epicondylitis and 63 healthy volunteers were enrolled and underwent ultrasound of the elbow joint. The common(More)
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has a tendency to rupture spontaneously which leads to a life-threatening condition. Disruption of the tumor surface or a tear in a parasitic feeding artery can cause HCC rupture leading to hemoperitoneum. When evaluating patients with a ruptured HCC, CT can detect tumors, determine tumor extent, define the presence of tumor(More)
This study is focused on the involvement of the unusual nucleotide (p)ppGpp during the morphological and physiological differentiation of Streptomyces clavuligerus. In particular, the functional and structural elements of two genes encoding the proteins RelA and Rsh were identified. The relA gene encodes an 843 aa protein (RelA), while the rsh gene encodes(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the accuracy of 64 multidetector-row computed tomography (MDCT) in the diagnosis and staging of gastric cancer. METHODS This study was approved by the institutional review board, and the patients involved gave informed consent. Forty-four patients (34 men and 10 women; mean age, 57 years) with gastric carcinoma underwent preoperative(More)