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Many of the effects of resveratrol are consistent with the activation of AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK), silent information regulator T1 (SIRT1) and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR)γ co-activator 1α (PGC-1α), which play key roles in the regulation of lipid and glucose homeostasis, and in the control of oxidative stress. We investigated(More)
A naturally occurring unusual amino acid, hypusine [N ɛ-(4-amino-2-hydroxybutyl)-lysine] is a component of a single cellular protein, eukaryotic translation initiation factor 5A (eIF5A). It is a modified lysine with structural contribution from the polyamine spermidine. Hypusine is formed in a novel posttranslational modification that involves two enzymes,(More)
Epithelioid hemangioma of bone is a rare type of angiomatous tumor. We report a documented case of epithelioid hemangioma occurring in the distal femur of a 35-year-old man. The clinical, radiographic, MR imaging and histologic findings of the tumor are described. Radiographs showed a well-defined expanding, osteolytic lesion in the diaphysis of the femur.(More)
Many natural anti-DNA antibodies (Abs) have the ability to translocate across the plasma membrane and localize in the nucleus of mammalian cells, frequently leading to cytotoxicity to cells. Herein, we report detailed intracellular trafficking routes and cytotoxicity in HeLa cells for a single chain variable fragment (scFv) Ab, 3D8, which is an anti-DNA Ab(More)
Primary malignant lymphoma of the uterus is a rare disease. We present the MR findings in three cases where the uterus was the initial site. MR findings were retrospectively evaluated. Although the intact junctional zone is a specific finding for lymphoma, diffuse enlargement of the uterus and relatively homogeneous signal intensity on MR imaging in spite(More)
The aim of this cross-over study was to investigate whether albumin infusion before furosemide administration could potentiate the diuretic action of furosemide. Seven patients with nephrotic syndrome were given the following infusions in random order on two separate days: 1) a sham solution followed by 160 mg of furosemide, 2) 100 ml of 20% human albumin(More)
The aim of this study was to determine whether control status of diabetes mellitus influences clinical and radiographic manifestations and treatment responses in patients with tuberculosis (TB). The medical records of 492 patients who started anti-TB medication between January 2005 and December 2009 were retrospectively reviewed. Diabetes was diagnosed in(More)
Cefazolin treatment failures have been described for bacteraemia caused by methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) with type A β-lactamase and inoculum effect (InE). We investigated the prevalence of blaZ (β-lactamase) gene types and a cefazolin InE among MSSA blood isolates in South Korea and evaluated their association with specific(More)
Charcoal produced by fire on the soil surface mixes into the soil over time and is heterogeneously distributed within the soil profile in post-fire forests. To determine how different patterns of vertical distribution of charcoal and ectomycorrhizal formation affect the growth of Larix gmelinii (Gmelin larch) in post-fire forests, we conducted a model(More)
Matrix-attachment regions (MARs) may function as domain boundaries and partition chromosomes into independently regulated units. In this study, BP-MAR, a 1.3-kb upstream fragment of the 5′MAR flanking the chicken lysozyme locus, was tested for its effects on integration and expression of transgenes in transgenic rice plants. Using the Agrobacterium-mediated(More)