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Several in vitro studies have demonstrated that genetic polymorphisms result in functionally significant changes in cytochrome p4501A1 (either CYP1A1 MspI or exon 7) but the few epidemiologic studies of these polymorphisms in oesophageal squamous-cell carcinoma have been inconclusive. These inconclusive results motivated us to further examine the(More)
The factors responsible for ALS-parkinsonism dementia complex (ALS-PDC), the unique neurological disorder of Guam, remain unresolved, but identification of causal factors could lead to clues for related neurodegenerative disorders elsewhere. Earlier studies focused on the consumption and toxicity of the seed of Cycas circinalis, a traditional staple of the(More)
The glycine receptors and neurosteroids in spinal cord are both implicated in nociceptive signal processing. However, the modulatory effects of neurosteroid pregnanolone (5beta-pregnan-3alpha-ol-20-one) on native glycine receptors remain unclear. In the present study, we examined the effects of pregnanolone and its three isomers on glycine receptors by(More)
In an attempt to characterize changes in transcription after a sub-chronic spinal cord injury (SCI), we investigated gene expression profiles using cDNA microarray. Among 7523 genes and expressed sequence tags (ESTs) examined, 444 transcripts, including 218 genes and 226 ESTs, were identified to be either up-regulated (373 of 444) or down-regulated (71 of(More)
STAT3 regulates a variety of genes involved with cell proliferation, differentiation, apoptosis, angiogenesis, metastasis, inflammation, and immunity. The purpose of this study was to apply molecular docking techniques to identify STAT3 inhibitors from a database of over 90000 natural product and natural product-like compounds. The virtual screening(More)
New pathway databases generally display pathways by retrieving information from a database dynamically. Some of them even provide their pathways in SBML or other exchangeable formats. Integrating these models is a challenging work, because these models were not built in the same way. Pathways integration Tool (PINT) may integrate the standard SBML files.(More)
Recent studies of electromagnetic ultra-slow waves (⩽0.1Hz) have suggested that they play a role in the integration of otherwise disassociated brain regions supporting vital functions (Ackermann and Borbely, 1997; Picchioni et al., 2010; Knyazev, 2012; Le Bon et al., 2012). We emphasize this spectral domain in probing sensor coherence issues raised by these(More)
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