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Cited (CBP/p300-interacting transactivators with glutamic acid (E)/aspartic acid (D)-rich C-terminal domain) 2, which is a CBP/p300-binding transcription co-activator without typical DNA-binding domains, has been implicated in control of cell growth and malignant transformation in Rat1 cells. In this report, we provide evidence that Cited2 is an important(More)
UNLABELLED It is still unclear which neurotransmitters are involved in labor pain. We measured the concentrations of excitatory amino acids, nitric oxide, and prostaglandin E2 in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of pregnant women, particularly in those with labor pain. The patients included in the study consisted of women who underwent cesarean delivery either(More)
Transforming growth factor-α (TGF-α)-induced proliferation and transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β)-mediated quiescence are intricately balanced in normal lung-tissue homeostasis but are deregulated during neoplastic progression of lung cancer. Here, we show that Cbp/p300-interacting transactivator with Glu/Asp-rich carboxy-terminal domain 2 (CITED2), a(More)
Defect radiation has been always considered as the most important loss for an emitter based on band gap emission. Here, we propose a novel approach which goes against this conventional wisdom. Based on the resonance effect between the surface plasmon of metal nanoparticles and defect emission, it is possible to convert the useless defect radiation to the(More)
OBJECTIVE To remind gynecologists of the diagnosis of adenomatoid tumor of the female genital tract, a pathology which is often mistaken for leiomyoma, and in addition to warn of the malignant appearance of adenomatoid tumor. MATERIALS AND METHODS During the study period from January 1988 to May 1994, the clinical features and pathologic findings of 25(More)
OBJECTIVES Abnormal expression of the p53 and p21(waf1/cip1) tumor suppressor genes has been observed in a variety of human tumors, but little is known about its expression during cervical tumorigenesis. To identify the potential implications of both genes in the development of cervical carcinoma and explore the clinical importance of changes in gene(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the pathogenetic mechanisms leading to the development of calcific degeneration of the aortic valve in the elderly patients with particular reference to the relationship between apoptosis and calcification in the aortic valve tissue. METHODS High resolution scanning and transmission electron microscopic observations of the(More)
N-Methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonists and nitric oxide synthase (NOS) inhibitors inhibit morphine tolerance. In the present study, a lumbar subarachnoid polyethylene (PE10) catheter was implanted for drug administration to study alterations in NMDA receptor activity and NOS protein expression in a morphine-tolerant rat spinal model.(More)
Several lines of evidence suggest that the N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDA) and nitric oxide (NO) systems are involved in morphine tolerance. Cyclooxygenase (COX) inhibitors may also play a role in morphine tolerance by interacting with both systems. In the present study, we examined the effects of the COX inhibitors N-(2-cyclohexyloxy-4-nitrophenyl)(More)
Central neurocytomas are rare, relatively benign intraventricular neoplasms composed of uniform round cells with neuronal differentiation. The majority of previously reported central neurocytomas did not recurr after tumor removal and the patients had favorable postoperative outcomes. Only a few cases with malignant histopathology or malignant behavior have(More)