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Fine-needle aspiration biopsy remains the mainstay for preoperative examination of thyroid nodules; however, it does not provide a definite diagnosis in up to 25% of nodules. Considerable studies have been performed to identify molecular markers to resolve this diagnostic dilemma. The aim of this study was to establish the distribution and frequency of(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate whether Cyclosporin-A (CsA)-induced myocardial injury is mediated by elevating the intracellular calcium concentration ([Ca2+]i) through the Calcium sensing receptor (CaSR). Cultured neonatal rat cardiomyocytes were treated with CsA, with or without pretreatment with the CaSR-specific antagonist NPS2390 or the(More)
In this study, we sought to determine whether the calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR) is involved in Cyclosporin A (CsA)-induced cardiomyocyte apoptosis and identify its signal transduction pathway. Forty Wistar rats were randomly divided into four groups: the control group, the CsA group (CsA 15 mg/kg/day intraperitoneally, i.p.), the GdCl3 group (GdCI3 10(More)
BACKGROUND The new finding of the heterogeneous distribution of BRAF(V600E) mutation in primary papillary thyroid carcinoma suggested the percentage of BRAF(V600E) alleles should be taken into consideration when evaluating its association with clinicopathological features of papillary thyroid carcinoma. The aim of this study was to detect both the presence(More)
Myocardial infarction is a major contributor to morbidity and mortality in diabetes, which is characterized by inadequate angiogenesis and consequent poor blood reperfusion in the diabetic ischemic heart. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect that oxidative stress in endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) has on cardiac angiogenesis in(More)
Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a common disease that is associated with the proliferation and apoptosis of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs). VSMCs are regulated by microRNAs (miRNA). The aim of the present study was to identify miRNA sequences that regulate aortic SMCs during AAA. miRNA‑504 was identified using a miRNA PCR array and by reverse(More)
OBJECTIVES Thyroid cysts remain a common clinical problem. Although simple aspiration, ethanol ablation, and radiofrequency ablation are effective, they have some limitations. There is therefore a need to identify a new and effective sclerosant for resolving these problems. The aim of this study was to test the efficacy as an active compound for(More)
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