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Non-synaptic interactions among neurons via extracellular electric fields may play functional roles in the CNS. Previously in a study using voltage-sensitive dye imaging, we reported characteristic membrane polarization profiles in the CA1 region of hippocampal slices during exposure to extracellular DC fields: slow monophasic polarization in somatic region(More)
kisspeptins that are encoded by kiss1 gene are now considered the key regulator of reproduction from a number of studies in mammals. In most vertebrates, a paralogue of kiss1, called kiss2, is also present, and the functional significance of kisspeptins is not known precisely. In the present study, we have cloned kiss2 from a perciform teleost, the red(More)
This paper presents a micro-coordinate measuring machine (micro-CMM) for large-scale dimensional measurement of a micro-slit on a precision die coater by using a shear-mode micro-probe. A glass micro sphere with a nominal diameter of 52.3 µm was attached on one end of a tapered glass capillary tube as a probe tip ball. The micro-slit width of a slot die(More)
A 17-year-old male with no medical history noticed weakness of his limbs with imbalance and subsequent finger tremors. Physical examination revealed features of polyneuropathy, including diffuse weakness, distal symmetrical numbness with impaired deep sensation and areflexia in all limbs. Postural tremor was present in fingers. Ataxia was apparent in both(More)
Detecting point mutation of human cancer cells quickly and accurately is gaining in importance for pathological diagnosis and choice of therapeutic approach. In the present study, we present novel methodology, peptide nucleic acid-locked nucleic acid mediated loop-mediated isothermal amplification (PNA-LNA mediated LAMP), for rapid detection of KRAS(More)