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At 17+4 week, non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) results of a 24-years-old mother showed high risk of monosomy X (45, X). Abnormally shaped head and cardiac defects were observed in prenatal ultrasound scan at 19+3 week. Amniocentesis conducted at 19+3 week identified karyotype 47, XX, +18, which suggested that the NIPT failed to detect trisomy 18 (T18)(More)
This study assessed the effect of the central benzodiazepine receptor antagonist, 8-fluoro-5,6-dihydro-5-methyl-6-oxo-4H-imidazo[1,5-a][1,4]benzodiazepine-3-carboxylic acid ethyl ester (flumazenil), on morphine-induced analgesia, locomotor effects, and development of tolerance in rats. The thermally evoked pain (tail flick) response was determined after(More)
The effect of the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonists dextromethorphan (DEX), ketamine (KET), and MK-801 on morphine (MOR)-induced antinociception has been investigated in male and female rats. DEX (7.5, 15, and 30 mg/kg), KET (0.75, 1.5, and 3 mg/kg), and MK-801 (0.075, 0.15, and 0.3 mg/kg) dose-dependently enhanced MOR-induced (3 mg/kg)(More)
Male and female rats were exposed for 3 weeks to diazepam (DZ)-filled or empty capsules (CTR) prior to the daily administration of morphine (MOR, 5 mg/kg, IP) for 5 days. Thereafter, capsules were removed and 48 h later MOR was injected for the next 5 days. The tail-flick latency (TFL) was measured prior to and 15, 30, and 60 min after MOR assessed(More)
—Forced expression of transcription factors epige-netically reprograms somatic cells harvested from routine skin biopsies into induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). Human iPSCs are key resources for drug discovery, regenerative medicine and tissue engineering. Here we developed a materials approach to explore how culture substrates could impact(More)
Eccrine porocarcinoma (EP), although rare, is widely recognized as the most common malignant sweat gland tumor. EP typically grows slowly and usually is cured by surgical excision with clear margins. An elevated mortality rate, however, is observed when regional lymph nodes are involved. We herein describe cytohistologic findings in a case of metastatic EP.(More)
Inhibiting oxidative damage in early stage of Alzheimer's disease (AD) is considered as a strategy for AD treatment. Our previous study has shown that Panax notoginseng saponins (PNS) have an antiaging action by increasing the levels of superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT), and glutathione peroxidase (GSH-PX) in the serum of aged rats. In this study,(More)
Complex chromosome rearrangements (CCRs), which are rather rare in the whole population, may be associated with aberrant phenotypes. Next-generation sequencing (NGS) and conventional techniques, could be used to reveal specific CCRs for better genetic counseling. We report the CCRs of a girl and her mother, which were identified using a combination of NGS(More)
For the continuous-time descriptor system, an extension of the positive real lemma is derived by constructed method. Using algebraic transformations into the second restricted equivalent description system, the state feedback controller is designed via the solvability of linear matrix inequality (LMI). Furthermore, in the conditions of controllability and(More)
The 8-fluoro-5,6-dihydro-5-methyl-6-oxo-4H-imidazol[1,5-a][1,4]benzodiazepine-3-carboxylic acid ethyl ester (Flumazenil)-morphine interaction on analgesia (acute pain model, tail-flick test) was tested after intraperitoneal (IP) and intrathecal (IT) routes of administration in female rats. Analgesia was enhanced by the concurrent administration of(More)