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Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a prevalent inherited disease in human beings. The pathogenesis of PKD is as yet unclear. The epidermal growth factor family of proteins has been implicated in PKD based largely on in vitro data. To determine whether these growth factors contribute to the progression of inherited PKD in vivo, we crossed mice with a(More)
As one of the most important post-transcriptional regulators, microRNAs (miRNAs) participate in diverse biological processes, including the regulation of cell proliferation. MiR-17~92 has been found to act as an oncogene, and it is closely associated with cell proliferation. However, its role in liver regeneration is still unclear. We generated a(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS The stimulatory G protein α subunit (Gsα) activates the cAMP-dependent pathway by stimulating the production of cAMP and participates in diverse cell processes. Aberrant expression of Gsα results in various pathophysiological disorders, including tumorigenesis, but little is known about its role in liver regeneration. METHODS We(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Insufficient liver regeneration and hepatocyte injury caused by excessive portal perfusion are considered to be responsible for post-hepatectomy liver failure (PLF) or small-for-size syndrome in living-donor liver transplantation. Somatostatin can decrease portal vein pressure (PVP) but simultaneously inhibits liver regeneration. This(More)
Diffuse ganglioneuromatosis (DG) of the gastroin-testinal tract is a rare condition that is closely associated with neurofibromatosis type 1 and multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2B. The occurrence of DG with multiple schwannomas, which, of the GI tract, usually affect the stomach, is considerably more rare. The present study describes the case of a(More)
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