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Recent studies have suggested that statins, the inhibitors for 3-hydroxy-3-methyglutaryl (HMG)-CoA reductase in the mevalonate pathway, exhibit anti-inflammatory effects. However, the immune modulatory effects of statins on the differentiation of CD4(+) T cells and their underlying mechanisms are still largely unknown. To address these issues, we examined(More)
Species in the wood-feeding genus Salganea within the cockroach subfamily Panesthiinae (Blaberidae) typically live in biparental families; their first instars suffer high mortality when removed from adults, and in at least one species, adults are known to feed neonates on oral liquids. In the closely related gregarious wood-feeding genus Panesthia , no(More)
Protein phosphorylation can be regulated by changes in kinase activity, phosphatase activity, or both. GABA(B) receptor R2 subunit (GABA(B)R2) is phosphorylated at S783 by 5'-AMP-activated-protein kinase (AMPK), and this phosphorylation modulates GABA(B) receptor desensitization. Since the GABA(B) receptor is an integral membrane protein, solubilizing(More)
This paper presents the development of a remotely operated brachytherapy system for oral cancer. The purpose of the system is to reduce exposure dose to the operator by keeping him or her at a distance of 1m from radioactive <sup>198</sup>Au sources. The system is designed to enable the operator to perform the same procedure as for conventional(More)
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