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Ligand-induced down-regulation controls the signaling potency of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR/ErbB1). Overexpression studies have identified Cbl-mediated ubiquitinylation of EGFR as a mechanism of ligand-induced EGFR down-regulation. However, the role of endogenous Cbl in EGFR down-regulation and the precise step in the endocytic pathway(More)
BACKGROUND Super Lizer trade mark is a linear polarized light instrument, which has been used with good effect in orthopedics and anesthesiology to treat arthralgia and neuralgia with a high output of infrared radiation. AIM To test Super Lizer trade mark 's efficacy for the treatment of alopecia areata. METHODS Fifteen patients over 18 years of age,(More)
Background and Purpose—The aim of this study was to correlate the abnormality in cerebral blood volume (CBV) measured by dynamic susceptibility contrast-enhanced MRI with that in cerebral blood flow (CBF) estimated by single-photon emission CT with [ 99m Tc]hexamethylpropylenamine-oxime in patients with acute ischemic stroke. Methods—Nine patients with(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor-based therapy reduces the recurrence of stroke. The present study assessed the effects of long-term ACE inhibitor therapy on cerebral circulation in patients with previous minor stroke. METHODS After a run-in period, 19 patients were randomized to ACE inhibitor therapy (n=9; 4 mg of(More)
This paper proposes a new propagation model to accurately predict outdoor-to-indoor propagation loss. Account is taken of the structural openings along the paths; it is assumed that outdoor-to-indoor paths are possible only through wall openings such as doors and windows. Introducing the angle dependency of the losses with the paths that penetrate the(More)
it is found that protein content in rice crops is highly correlated with NDVI which is acquired with visible and Near Infrared: NIR camera mounted on radio-control helicopter. It also is found that nitrogen content in rice leaves is correlated to NDVI as well. Protein content in rice crop is negatively proportional to rice taste. Therefore rice crop quality(More)
—Rice crop field monitoring system with radio controlled helicopter based near infrared cameras is proposed together with nitrogen content estimation method for monitoring its distribution in the field in concern. Through experiments at the Saga Prefectural Agricultural Research Institute: SPARI, it is found that the proposed system works well for(More)
PURPOSE To compare the efficacy, complications, and inflammatory levels in partial splenic embolization (PSE) with coils or gelatin sponge (GS) particles with or without intraarterial antibiotic agents. MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty-four patients with hypersplenism treated by PSE were assessed. GS particles were used in 31 patients, and coils were used in(More)
—Relation between protein content in rice crops and fertilizer amount as well as rice stump density is clarified with a multi-spectral camera data mounted on a radio-wave controlled helicopter. Estimation of protein content in rice crop and total nitrogen content in rice leaves through regression analysis with Normalized Difference Vegetation Index: NDVI(More)