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PURPOSE To confirm the promising phase II results of docetaxel monotherapy, this phase III trial was conducted of chemotherapy for patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who had previously failed platinum-containing chemotherapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 373 patients were randomized to receive either docetaxel 100 mg/m(2) (D100)(More)
We have isolated from the rat cerebellum cDNA library a complementary DNA encoding a new member of the tandem pore K(+) channel family. Its amino acid sequence shares 54% identity with that of TASK-1, but less than 30% with those of TASK-2 and other tandem pore K(+) channels (TWIK, TREK, TRAAK). Therefore, the new clone was named TASK-3. Reverse(More)
SU5416, a novel synthetic compound, is a potent and selective inhibitor of the Flk-1/KDR receptor tyrosine kinase that is presently under evaluation in Phase I clinical studies for the treatment of human cancers. SU5416 was shown to inhibit vascular endothelial growth factor-dependent mitogenesis of human endothelial cells without inhibiting the growth of a(More)
Four Drosophila melanogaster homeobox genes were found by screening a genomic DNA library with oligodeoxynucleotides that correspond to a conserved amino acid sequence that is part of the putative of homeobox proteins that recognizes nucleotide sequences in DNA. The amino acid sequences of NK-2, NK-3, and NK-4 homeoboxes are more closely related to one(More)
BACKGROUND The restoration of posterior femoral translation has been shown to be an important factor in enhancing knee flexion after total knee arthroplasty. The purpose of this study was to compare the ranges of motion associated with standard and high-flexion posterior stabilized total knee prostheses in patients managed with simultaneous bilateral total(More)
The membrane surrounding the central vacuole of plant cells contains an H(+)-translocating ATPase (H(+)-ATPase) and an H(+)-translocating inorganic pyrophosphatase (H(+)-PPase). Both enzymes are abundant and ubiquitous in plants but the H(+)-PPase is unusual in its exclusive use of inorganic pyrophosphate (PPi) as an energy source. The lack of sequence(More)
A mammalian K(+) channel subunit (TBAK-1/TASK-1) containing two pore domains and four transmembrane segments and whose mRNA is highly expressed in the heart has been cloned recently. TBAK-1 and TASK-1 are identical except for the additional nine amino acids in the NH(2) terminus of TBAK-1. We examined their kinetic properties, pH sensitivity, and regional(More)
While there is a developing understanding of the influence of sleep on cardiovascular autonomic activity in humans, there remain unresolved issues. In particular, the effect of time within the sleep period, independent of sleep stage, has not been investigated. Further, the influence of sleep on central sympathetic nervous system (SNS) activity is uncertain(More)
Bilateral sequential total knee replacement was carried out under one anaesthetic in 100 patients. One knee was replaced using a CT-free computer-assisted navigation system and the other conventionally without navigation. The two methods were compared for accuracy of orientation and alignment of the components. There were 85 women and 15 men with a mean age(More)
Bacillus sp. strain CK 11-4, which produces a strongly fibrinolytic enzyme, was screened from Chungkook-Jang, a traditional Korean fermented-soybean sauce. The fibrinolytic enzyme (CK) was purified from supernatant of Bacillus sp. strain CK 11-4 culture broth and showed thermophilic, hydrophilic, and strong fibrinolytic activity. The optimum temperature and(More)