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A mediator was isolated from yeast that enabled a response to the activator proteins GAL4-VP16 and GCN4 in a transcription system reconstituted with essentially homogeneous basal factors and RNA polymerase II. The mediator comprised some 20 polypeptides, including the three subunits of TFIIF and other polypeptides cross-reactive with antisera against GAL11,(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine objectively the clinical effects of subthalamic nucleus (STN) deep brain stimulation (DBS) in advanced PD. METHODS Our initial seven consecutive patients with medication-refractory motor fluctuations and levodopa-induced dyskinesias undergoing chronic STN DBS underwent a standardized preoperative evaluation followed by a 2-day(More)
The effects of stimulation through macroelectrodes implanted in the subthalamic nucleus (STN) were studied in 14 patients with parkinsonism. Single stimuli delivered directly to the STN electrodes with an external stimulator modulated voluntary electromyography (EMG) of contralateral muscles in most patients. A short-latency facilitation ('peak') was(More)
On September 14, 2015 at 09:50:45 UTC the two detectors of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory simultaneously observed a transient gravitational-wave signal. The signal sweeps upwards in frequency from 35 to 250 Hz with a peak gravitational-wave strain of 1.0×10(-21). It matches the waveform predicted by general relativity for the(More)
The purpose of this work was to investigate the effects of electrical afterdischarge on protein kinase C (PKC) activity from bag cell neurons (BCNs) of Aplysia. Bilateral clusters of BCNs were divided: one cluster was stimulated to afterdischarge, the other was a control. Clusters were processed for PKC activity assay 5-120 min after electrical stimulation.(More)
BACKGROUND In PD, presynaptic dopamine transporters are known to be decreased, whereas postsynaptic striatal D2 receptors are proposed to be upregulated. However, the relationship between these alterations is not clear. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the ability of SPECT to detect both the pre- and postsynaptic dopaminergic alterations of the striatum in patients(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Disappointing outcomes from clinical trials involving amyloid-modifying therapies for Alzheimer's disease (AD) have prompted more focus on the concept of early-stage (E) amnestic mild cognitive impairment (E-aMCI). However, limited evidence suggests that E-aMCI may represent aMCI at a very early stage of AD. Furthermore, the nature of(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this study is to construct a preoperative nomogram predicting lymph node metastasis (LNM) in early-cervical cancer patients. METHODS Between 2009 and 2012, 493 early-cervical cancer patients received hysterectomy and pelvic/para-aortic lymphadenectomy. Patients who were diagnosed during 2009-2010 were assigned to a(More)
BACKGROUND To estimate safety and efficacy of radical parametrectomy (RP) and radiation therapy (RT) or concurrent chemoradiation therapy (CCRT) for patients with occult invasive cervical cancer found after simple hysterectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively evaluated outcomes in 147 patients with occult invasive cervical cancer. RESULTS(More)
BACKGROUND Optimal chemotherapy for advanced biliary tract cancer (BTC) is yet to be defined. We carried out this study to evaluate the efficacy and toxicity of combination chemotherapy with S-1 and cisplatin in metastatic or relapsed BTC. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with pathologically proven BTC were eligible. The chemotherapy regimen consisted of S-1(More)