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Nuclear speckles are known to be the storage sites of mRNA splicing regulators. We report here the identification and characterization of a novel speckle protein, referred to as NSrp70, based on its subcellular localization and apparent molecular weight. This protein was first identified as CCDC55 by the National Institutes of Health Mammalian Gene(More)
A 37-year-old woman was admitted to Dong-A University Hospital for rapidly progressive congestive heart failure. Transthoracic echocardiography demonstrated a large mass with a stalk that appeared to be a myxoma on the posterior wall of the left atrium. However, the histological diagnosis was undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma. We report a case of primary(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate myocardial function in patients with non-hypertensive metabolic syndrome. METHODS We selected metabolic syndrome patients (n = 42) without evidence of hypertension and compared them to age-matched control individuals (n = 20). All patients were evaluated by two-dimensional and tissue Doppler(More)
The clinical findings of fever and skin rash with or without evidence of fluid retention, which mimic engraftment syndrome, have been observed during the pre-engraftment period in patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. In order to characterize this newly observed clinical syndrome called pre-engraftment syndrome (pES), we(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most common cancers worldwide. Recently, abnormal activation of the Wnt pathway has been found to be involved in the carcinogenesis of HCC. However, the relationship between genetic changes in the Wnt pathway-associated genes and its protein expression has not been studied in patients with HCC(More)
Bacterial infection may be a critical trigger for variceal bleeding. Antibiotic prophylaxis can prevent rebleeding in patients with acute gastroesophageal variceal bleeding (GEVB). The aim of the study was to compare prophylactic third generation cephalosporins with on-demand antibiotics for the prevention of gastroesophageal variceal rebleeding. In a(More)
A mobile telemedicine system, capable of transmitting video and audio simultaneously, was designed for consulting acute stroke patients remotely. It could use a wireless local area network (e.g. inside the hospital) or a mobile phone network (e.g. outside the hospital). When initiating a call, the sending unit chose a suitable encoding profile based on the(More)
The SLC6A19 is a human homolog of B(0)AT1 that encodes a neutral amino acid transporter. We examined the distribution of VNTR (variable number of tandem repeats; minisatellites) and conducted polymorphic analysis of SCL6A19 isolated from the genomic DNA of controls and multi-generational families. The SLC6A19 was found to contain seven blocks of(More)
BACKGROUND Exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB), a form of bronchial hyperresponsiveness (BHR), is common in children with asthma or obesity. Epidemiological studies have shown that asthma and obesity are increasing in parallel, but obesity- and adipokine-related effects on inflammation and BHR have not yet been demonstrated in the human airway. (More)
Abnormal phenotypes resulting from haploinsufficiency (HI) are due to the loss of one allele. Recent studies in budding yeast have shown that HI originates from insufficient protein levels or from a stoichiometric imbalance between subunits of protein complexes. In humans, however, HI often involves transcription factors. Therefore, the species differences(More)