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Photoperiodic responses in plants include flowering that is day-length-dependent. Mutations in the Arabidopsis thaliana GIGANTEA (GI) gene cause photoperiod-insensitive flowering and alteration of circadian rhythms. The GI gene encodes a protein containing six putative transmembrane domains. Circadian expression patterns of the GI gene and the(More)
Multiple endocrine neoplasia-type 1 (MEN1) is an autosomal dominant familial cancer syndrome characterized by tumors in parathyroids, enteropancreatic endocrine tissues, and the anterior pituitary. DNA sequencing from a previously identified minimal interval on chromosome 11q13 identified several candidate genes, one of which contained 12 different(More)
To determine the relative expression of distinct mucin genes in normal and neoplastic tissue, antibodies and cDNA probes that recognize the core tandem repeat sequences of membrane-bound (MUC1) and secreted (MUC2 and MUC3) mucins were used for immunohistochemical and RNA Northern and slot-blot analysis. MUC1 mRNA was detected in all epithelial tissues(More)
OBJECTIVE This study evaluated the efficacy and safety of guanfacine in treating children with tic disorders and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). METHOD Subjects from a specialty tic disorders clinic were randomly assigned to receive 8 weeks of treatment with guanfacine or placebo under double-blind conditions. Follow-up visits occurred(More)
OBJECTIVE Prevalence studies indicate a 10-fold higher rate of Tourette syndrome (TS) among children compared with adults. The purpose of this investigation was to examine the course of tic severity during the first 2 decades of life. METHOD A birth-year cohort of 42 TS patients followed at the Yale Child Study Center was recontacted an average of 7.3(More)
The most dramatic finding was the very high prevalence of alcohol abuse, using DSM-III criteria, among men in Seoul, Korea. The prevalence of other psychiatric disorders was lower than in St. Louis, Missouri. With the current biological emphasis in psychiatry, questions may be raised regarding the different prevalence rates of schizophrenia, affective(More)
OBJECTIVES The high incidence of invasive liver abscess caused by Klebsiella pneumoniae in Taiwan, contrasted with the rareness of this disease in Western countries, has aroused special interest. There have been few detailed reports from other Asian countries. To investigate a current epidemiology of K. pneumoniae liver abscess in Korea and to determine K(More)
Secretory mucins consist of a protein backbone that is catenated by disulfide bonds, heavily O-glycosylated, and packaged into storage granules prior to release from cells. In this paper, we identify and sequence cDNAs that encode the amino terminus of the MUC2 protein, a major form of mucin found in human intestines and airways. The protein sequence was(More)
A cell-based assay system for monitoring NF-kappaB activity was developed to determine the influence of activated NF-kappaB in human HaCaT cells. The pNF-kappaB-SEAP-NPT plasmid that permits expression of the secretory alkaline phosphatase (SEAP) reporter gene in response to the NF-kappaB activity and contains the neomycin phosphotransferase (NPT) gene for(More)
Our previous immunohistochemical studies for the expression of MUC1 mucin antigen (which was detected by monoclonal antibody DF3) and MUC2 mucin antigen (which was detected by polyclonal antibody anti-MRP) in pancreatic and intrahepatic bile duct tumors demonstrated that invasive carcinoma with poor outcome showed a pattern of MUC1+ and MUC2- expression,(More)