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Because DNA degradation is mediated by secondary plant products such as phenolic terpenoids, the isolation of high quality DNA from plants containing a high content of polyphenolics has been a difficult problem. We demonstrate an easy extraction process by modifying several existing ones. Using this process we have found it possible to isolate DNAs from(More)
Determination of the differences between cell lines which are derived from a primary tumour and a disseminated metastatic lesion from the same patient may aid in elucidating the factors associated with disseminated metastases. We report on the establishment and characterisation of two new scirrhous gastric cancer cell lines, designated OCUM-2M and OCUM-2D,(More)
Haloperidol and clozapine have been widely used to alleviate schizophrenic symptoms, but their physiological effects in the prefrontal cortex (PFC) are not known. Effects of haloperidol and clozapine on single unit activity were investigated in the medial PFC of anesthetized rats. Injection (intraperitoneal) of haloperidol (1 mg/kg) or clozapine (20 mg/kg)(More)
The synthesis of highly crystalline and monodisperse gamma-Fe(2)O(3) nanocrystallites is reported. High-temperature (300 degrees C) aging of iron-oleic acid metal complex, which was prepared by the thermal decomposition of iron pentacarbonyl in the presence of oleic acid at 100 degrees C, was found to generate monodisperse iron nanoparticles. The resulting(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate patient outcome and investigate the prognostic factors of high-grade meningiomas by adopting the 2000 World Health Organization (WHO) classification system. METHODS Between 1986 and 2004, 74 patients were diagnosed with high-grade meningioma: 33 with atypical and 41 with anaplastic meningioma. The mean follow-up was 58.5 months. We(More)
Recently, it has been reported that cyclin D1 plays a major role in oncogenesis in various cancers; however, there have been few studies on the association of cyclin D1 overexpression and prognosis of patients with malignant tumors. We evaluated the prognostic significance of cyclin D1 overexpression in colorectal adenocarcinoma. One hundred twenty-three(More)
Recently, it was reported that 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase inhibitors increased bone mineral density (BMD) in mice. We studied the effect of HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors on BMD of type 2 diabetes mellitus by a retrospective review of medical records. Sixty-nine type 2 diabetic patients were included. The control group (n = 33)(More)
We established a peritoneal-metastatic model for scirrhous gastric carcinoma. Peritoneal metastasis had developed after intraperitoneal inoculation of OCUM-2MD3 cells in nude mice. This cell line was derived from a peritoneal-metastatic nodule at the mesenterium after orthotopic implantation of OCUM-2M cells which developed no peritoneal metastasis after(More)
BACKGROUND The natural history of vertebrobasilar artery dissection (VAD) is not fully known. The purpose of this study was to review the clinical outcome of the patients with VAD, then to propose an appropriate management strategy for VAD. METHOD From 1992 to 2004, 35 VAD patients admitted to our institutes were retrospectively reviewed. There were 28(More)
The relationship between air pollution and daily mortality for the period 1991-1995 was examined in two Korean cities, Seoul and Ulsan. The observed concentrations of sulfur dioxide (SO2; mean = 28.7 ppb), ozone (O3; mean = 29.2 ppb), and total suspended particulates (TSP; mean = 82.3 microg/m3) during the study period were at levels below Korea's current(More)