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Hydronephrosis during pregnancy is common but rarely results in renal rupture. We report an unusual case of spontaneous rupture of a hydronephrotic kidney during pregnancy. Although we could not predict the renal rupture on the basis of sonographic findings, serial sonography was useful in the early detection and management of the rupture.
The tumor suppressor gene p16INK4A is a cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor (CDKI) and an important cell cycle regulator. We have previously constructed a recombinant adenovirus which expresses p16 (Adp16) and shown that infection in a variety of human tumor cell lines with this recombinant virus results in high levels of p16INK4A protein expression resulting(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Frequent allelic deletion affecting the mutated in colon cancer/adenomatous polyposis coli (MCC/APC) and p53 tumor suppressor gene loci has been reported in human cancers. However, simultaneous correlative analyses of these two abnormalities or their timing in gastric tumorigenesis have not been performed. METHODS To ascertain the relation(More)
AIMS To characterize a novel, unusual, Bacillus thuringiensis strain, to clone its Cry gene and determine the spectrum of action of the encoded Cry protein. METHODS AND RESULTS The B. thuringiensis strain, referred to as M15, was isolated from dead two-spotted spider mites (Tetranychus urticae Koch; Arthropoda: Arachnida: Tetranychidae). It is an(More)
Vibrio parahaemolyticus is recognized as the leading cause of human gastroenteritis associated with the consumption of seafood. The objective of this study was to model the growth kinetics of pathogenic and nonpathogenic V. parahaemolyticus in broth and oyster slurry. Primary growth models of V. parahaemolyticus in broth and oyster slurry fit well to a(More)
We examined the effects of systemic administration of monosodium glutamate (MSG) or aspartate (ASP) on the memory retention and neuronal damage in the brains of adult mice. Compared with the control mice, a single intraperitoneal injection of either 4.0 mg/g MSG or 0.5 mg/g ASP after acquisition trial significantly shortened the response latency in the(More)
AIMS To investigate associations of obstructive and restrictive patterns of ventilatory dysfunction with insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) in Koreans. METHODS We cross-sectionally examined clinical, laboratory, and pulmonary function data on 35,456 Korean adults (age 18-93 years, 40% women) recorded during regular health check-ups.(More)
Alcohol dependence is associated with impaired control over emotionally motivated actions, possibly associated with abnormalities in the frontoparietal executive control network and midbrain nodes of the reward network associated with automatic attention. To identify differences in the neural response to alcohol-related word stimuli, 26 chronic alcoholics(More)
5-aminosalicyl-L-aspartic acid (5-ASA-Asp) and 5-aminosalicyl-L-glutamic acid (5-ASA-Glu) were synthesized and their properties as colon-specific prodrugs of 5-aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA) were investigated employing rats as test animals. Incubation of 5-ASA-Asp and 5-ASA-Glu with the homogenates of tissue and contents of stomach or small intestine released(More)
Two forms of iron superoxide dismutase (SOD) were purified from cell extract (CE) and culture filtrate (CF) of Mycobacterium bovis BCG, respectively. The molecular weight of both enzymes was estimated to be approximately 84,000 by gel filtration, whereas that of their subunits was 21,500, as determined by sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel(More)