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Recent improvements of a hierarchical ab initio or de novo approach for predicting both alpha and beta structures of proteins are described. The united-residue energy function used in this procedure includes multibody interactions from a cumulant expansion of the free energy of polypeptide chains, with their relative weights determined by Z-score(More)
The cerebrospinal fluid-contacting nucleus (CSF-CN), distributes and localizes in the ventral periaqueductal central gray (PAG) of the brainstem, which may influence actual composition of the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) for non-synaptic signal transmission via releasing or absorbing bioactive substances. Many experiments have demonstrated that substance P(More)
Vibration of one hand reduces blood flow in the exposed hand and in the contralateral hand not exposed to vibration, but the mechanisms involved are not understood. This study investigated whether vibration-induced reductions in finger blood flow are associated with vibrotactile perception thresholds mediated by the Pacinian channel and considered sex(More)
This study examined the configuration of the vertebral column of the cat during independent stance and in various flexed positions. The range of motion in the sagittal plane is similar across most thoracic and lumbar joints, with the exception of a lesser range at the transition region from thoracic-type to lumbar-type vertebrae. The upper thoracic column(More)
One of the earliest morphogenetic processes in the development of many animals is epiboly. In the zebrafish, epiboly ensues when the animally localized blastoderm cells spread, thin over, and enclose the vegetally localized yolk. Only a few factors are known to function in this fundamental process. We identified a maternal-effect mutant, betty boop (bbp),(More)
The aim of this study was to characterize population pharmacokinetics and the exposure-neutropenia relationship with nanoparticle albumin-bound (nab)-paclitaxel in patients with solid tumors. Plasma and blood concentrations of paclitaxel and neutrophil data were collected from 150 patients with various solid tumors over the nab-paclitaxel dose range of(More)
To investigate whether the Pacinian channel is involved in vibration-induced reductions of finger blood flow (FBF), vibrotactile thresholds and vasoconstriction have been studied with 125-Hz vibration and two contact areas: 3- or 6-mm-diameter vibrating probes with 2-mm gaps to fixed surrounds. Fifteen subjects provided thresholds for perceiving vibration(More)
OBJECTIVE This prospective study evaluated clinical risk indicators as well as pro- and anti- inflammatory mediators at the time of malignancy diagnosis in relation to chemotherapy-related oral mucositis in pediatric population. METHODS Patients (n = 104) under 18 years of age with primary malignancies and undergoing chemotherapy were included. Potential(More)
Two novel cyclodepsipeptides containing an unusual anthranilic acid dimer and a D-phenyllactic acid residues, clavatustides A and B, were identified from cultured mycelia and broth of Aspergillus clavatus C2WU isolated from Xenograpsus testudinatus, which lives at extreme, toxic habitat around the sulphur-rich hydrothermal vents in Taiwan Kueishantao. This(More)