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Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) is a 180 kDa glycoprotein expressed on the surface of normal and malignant human colon. The structure of CEA has seven predicted Ig-like domains (N-A1-B1-A2-B2-A3-B3) that are encoded by separate exons and contain independent epitopes that are recognized by monoclonal antibodies. The N-domain mediates homotypic cell adhesion(More)
The aim of this study was to characterize the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features of PVNS. The radiographs and MR images of 23 pathologically proven cases of PVNS were retrospectively reviewed, with emphasis on MR images. There were 9 males and 14 females, mean age 36 years. Of 23 cases, 9 occurred in the hip, 8 in the knee, 3 in the ankle, 2 in the(More)
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are increased in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and have been implicated as mediators of intestinal inflammation. We investigated the hypothesis that N-acetylcysteine (NAC) as a glutathione (GSH) precursor attenuates disease progression in a murine dextran sodium sulfate (DSS)-induced colitis model. A colitis model was(More)
The most prevalent DNA lesions induced by UVB are the cyclobutane pyrimidine dimers (CPDs) and the pyrimidine (6-4) pyrimidone photoproducts ((6-4)PPs). It has been a long standing controversy as to which of these photoproduct is responsible for mutations in mammalian cells. Here we have introduced photoproduct-specific DNA photolyases into a mouse cell(More)
In human skin cancers, more than 30 % of all mutations in the p53 gene are transitions at dipyrimidines within the sequence context CpG, i.e. 5'-TCG and 5'-CCG, found at several mutational hotspots. Since CpGs are methylated along the p53 gene, these mutations may be derived from solar UV-induced pyrimidine dimers forming at sequences that contain(More)
Gram-negative bacteria (GNB) cause common and severe hospital- and community-acquired infections with a high incidence of multidrug resistance (MDR) and mortality. The emergence and spread of MDR-GNB strains limit therapeutic options and highlight the need to develop new therapeutic strategies. In this study, the peptide (RXR)(4)XB- and (KFF)(3)K-conjugated(More)
BACKGROUND Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) causes threatening infection-related mortality worldwide. Currently, spread of multi-drug resistance (MDR) MRSA limits therapeutic options and requires new approaches to "druggable" target discovery, as well as development of novel MRSA-active antibiotics. RNA polymerase primary σ⁷⁰ (encoded by(More)
AIM In drug-responsive epilepsy patients, treatment non-compliance is a major factor in seizure recurrence, but adherence to prescribed regimens following epilepsy surgery has not been examined. We measured adherence to prescribed antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) after epilepsy surgery and investigated factors influencing treatment non-compliance. METHODS(More)
The role of mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) in the modulation of liver transplant tolerance has attracted significant interest. However, the interaction between MSCs and Kupffer cells (KCs) has received little attention, and the effect of this interaction on liver transplant tolerance remains unclear. KCs were cultured in the presence and absence of MSCs.(More)
This letter presents a fully integrated highly linear 4-bit SiGe PIN diode phase shifter MMIC for <i>Ku</i>-band phase-array application in the standard SiGe BiCMOS process. High-performance customized SiGe PIN diode switches are employed for high linearity and low insertion loss. The use of differential inductors in the hybrid switched filters makes this(More)