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BACKGROUND Studies have shown that pistachios can improve blood lipid profiles in subjects with moderate hypercholesterolemia which could reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. However, there is also a widely perceived view that eating nuts can lead to body weight gain due to their high fat content. PURPOSE To investigate the impact of different(More)
We study the behavior of multicomponent giant unilamellar vesicles (GUVs) in the presence of AzoTAB, a photosensitive surfactant. GUVs are made of an equimolar ratio of dioleoylphosphatidylcholine (DOPC) and dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine (DPPC) and various amounts of cholesterol (Chol), where the lipid membrane shows a phase separation into a DPPC-rich(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence and the risk factors of prolonged QTc interval among Chinese patients with type 2 diabetes. METHODS The retrospective study included 3156 outpatients from the Diabetes Centre, the 306th Hospital of PLA, during the period from September 2003 to June 2010. QT interval was measured manually in(More)
Etanercept, a TNF receptor 2-Fc fusion protein, is currently being used for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). However, 25% to 38% of patients show no response which is suspected to be partially due to insufficient affinity of this protein to TNFalpha. By using computational protein design, we found that residue W89 and E92 of TNFR2 were critical(More)
Depletion of intracellular Ca(2+) stores evokes store-operated Ca(2+) entry through the Ca(2+) release-activated Ca(2+) (CRAC) channels. In this study, we found that the store-operated Ca(2+) entry was inhibited by neomycin, an aminoglycoside that strongly binds phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate (PtdIns(4,5)P2). Patch clamp recordings revealed that(More)
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