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  • Patrice Poinat, Adèle De Arcangelis, Satis Sookhareea, Xiaoping Zhu, Edward M. Hedgecock, Michel Labouesse +1 other
  • 2002
BACKGROUND Integrins are heterodimeric (alphabeta) transmembrane receptors for extracellular matrix (ECM) ligands. Through interactions with molecular partners at cell junctions, they provide a connection between the ECM and the cytoskeleton and regulate many aspects of cell behavior. A number of integrin-associated molecules have been identified; however,(More)
PURPOSE To determine whether automatic and manual measurements of hippocampal volume differences on MRI between normal aging, cognitive impairment (CI), and Alzheimer's disease (AD) yield similar results. MATERIALS AND METHODS Reliability was determined for an automatic and a manual method on nine volunteers (22-83 years old) who underwent MRI twice in 1(More)
From mid-July to the end of August 2005, a total of 215 cases of human Streptococcus suis infections, 66 of which were laboratory confirmed, were reported in Sichuan, China. All infections occurred in backyard farmers who were directly exposed to infection during the slaughtering process of pigs that had died of unknown causes or been killed for food(More)
An outbreak of Streptococcus suis serotype 2 emerged in the summer of 2005 in Sichuan Province, and sporadic infections occurred in 4 additional provinces of China. In total, 99 S. suis strains were isolated and analyzed in this study: 88 isolates from human patients and 11 from diseased pigs. We defined 98 of 99 isolates as pulse type I by using(More)
Many CNS disorders involve an inflammatory response that is orchestrated by cells of the innate immune system: macrophages, neutrophils, and microglia (the endogenous CNS immune cell). Hence, there is considerable interest in anti-inflammatory strategies that target these cells. Microglia express Kv1.3 (KCNA3) channels, which we showed previously are(More)
OBJECTIVE During June 2 - 8, 2009, 11 cases of the novel influenza A (H1N1) occurred in Sichuan Province, China. We investigated this outbreak to identify the source of infection, mode of transmission and risk factors for infection. METHODS The primary case, a U.S. citizen, developed disease on June 2. From June 3 to 5, she joined Tour Group A for a trip(More)
Model-based techniques have the potential to reduce the artifacts and improve resolution in magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging, without sacrificing the signal-to-noise ratio. However, the current approaches have a few drawbacks that limit their performance in practical applications. Specifically, the classical schemes use less flexible image models(More)
Although carbon monoxide (CO) has traditionally been viewed as a toxic gas, increasing evidence suggests that it plays an important homeostatic and cytoprotective role. Its therapeutic use, however, is limited by the side effects associated with CO inhalation. Recently, transition metal carbonyls have been shown to be a safe and effective means of(More)
Normal aging is associated with diminished brain perfusion measured as cerebral blood flow (CBF), but previously it is difficult to accurately measure various aspects of perfusion hemodynamics including: bolus arrival times and delays through small arterioles, expressed as arterial-arteriole transit time. To study hemodynamics in greater detail, volumetric(More)