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Cell-derived membrane vesicles (CMVs) are endogenous carriers transporting proteins and nucleic acids between cells. They appear to play an important role in many disease processes, most notably inflammation and cancer, where their efficient functional delivery of biological cargo seems to contribute to the disease progress. CMVs encompass a variety of(More)
The identification of extracellular phospholipid vesicles as conveyors of cellular information has created excitement in the field of drug delivery. Biological therapeutics, including short interfering RNA and recombinant proteins, are prone to degradation, have limited ability to cross biological membranes, and may elicit immune responses. Therefore,(More)
The red blood cell depends solely on the anaerobic conversion of glucose by the Embden-Meyerhof pathway for the generation and storage of high-energy phosphates, which is necessary for the maintenance of a number of vital functions. Many red blood cell enzymopathies have been described that disturb the erythrocyte's integrity, shorten its cellular survival,(More)
Exome sequencing has identified the causes of several Mendelian diseases, although it has rarely been used in a clinical setting to diagnose the genetic cause of an idiopathic disorder in a single patient. We performed exome sequencing on a pedigree with several members affected with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), in an effort to identify(More)
BACKGROUND Although promoter mutations are known to cause functionally important consequences for gene expression, promoter analysis is not a regular part of DNA diagnostics. CONTENT This review covers different important aspects of promoter mutation analysis and includes a proposed model procedure for studying promoter mutations. Characterization of a(More)
Surveillance of healthcare-associated infections is a cornerstone of infection prevention programs, and reporting of infection rates is increasingly required. Traditionally, surveillance is based on manual medical records review; however, this is very labor intensive and vulnerable to misclassification. Existing electronic surveillance systems based on(More)
BACKGROUND To evaluate the hypothesis that gastrin is a local growth factor in colonic carcinomas, the expression of gastrin messenger RNA (mRNA) and peptides were examined in five human colon carcinoma cell lines, 12 solid colon carcinomas, and normal colonic tissue. METHODS Northern analysis, reverse-transcription PCR, and a library of sequence-specific(More)
Transfer of automated laboratory data collected during routine clinical care from the laboratory information system into a database format that enables linkage to other administrative (e.g., patient characteristics) or clinical (e.g., medication, diagnoses, procedures) data provides a valuable tool for clinical epidemiological research. It allows the(More)
Heterozygosity for a G-->C mutation converting the highly conserved Gln184 (CAG) to His (CAC) was identified at the last nucleotide of exon 7 of the protein C gene in two family members with deep vein thrombosis. As the nucleotide is a part of the 5 splice site of intron G, it was examined how the mutation affected splicing of protein C pre-mRNA. Relevant(More)