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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Extracts of Plumbago zeylanica containing suberosin exhibit anti-inflammatory activity. We purified suberosin from such extracts and studied its effects on a set of key regulatory events in the proliferation of human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) stimulated by phytohemagglutinin (PHA). EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH Proliferation(More)
We have previously identified novel testis-specific genes by microarray analysis of human testicular tissues. One of the novel genes is Male Germ Cells Rab GTPase- Activating Proteins (MgcRabGAP), which is characterized by the conserved RabGAP catalytic domain, TBC (Tre2/Bub2/Cdc16). RabGAPs are involved in various physiological processes (e.g. vesicular(More)
AIMS The role of urodynamic study (UDS) in diagnosis of interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS) remains inconclusive, nor has the predictor for a treatment success been elucidated. We evaluated the diagnostic and prognostic values of UDS in patients with IC/BPS. MATERIALS AND METHODS IC/BPS patients with complete data of a symptom assessment,(More)
Ejaculation is a process involving sympathetic and parasympathetic effects during different stages - emission and ejection. Some conditions of ejaculation dysfunction are associated with autonomic nerves. However, the exact effects of autonomic nerves on ejaculation are not well defined. Autonomic agonists induce different recorded trace patterns of seminal(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS To evaluate donor cell engraftment and the kinetics of cell repopulation in the injured mouse liver following human umbilical cord blood cell transplantation. METHODS Nonobese diabetic/severe immunodeficient mice were treated with allyl alcohol to induce liver injury. Twenty-four hours later, umbilical cord blood derived mononuclear(More)
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