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Histamine exerts its numerous physiological functions through interaction with G protein-coupled receptors. Three such receptors have been defined at both the pharmacological and molecular level, while pharmacological evidence hints at the existence of further subtypes. We report here the cloning and characterization of a fourth histamine receptor subtype.(More)
To identify quantitative trait loci (QTL) that affect body shape in common carp Cyprinus carpio, a linkage map, 2159·23 cM long, was constructed with a total of 307 markers covering 51 linkage groups (LG). The map included 167 new single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) markers derived from expressed sequence tags (EST) together with 140 microsatellite markers(More)
Tumors that express tumor-specific antigens can maintain growth in an immunocompetent organism. Current hypotheses tend toward T cell anergy as a key component for the inhibition of immunoreactivity against such tumors. Anergy is thought to occur from hyperactive stimulation of the TCR in the absence of costimulation (costimulation leads to proliferation(More)
Changes of angiotensin II and cAMP in plasma, brain tissue, adrenal gland and cardiovascular tissue during the acute and chronic stress were studied in rats. The acute stress group was subjected to compulsive cold water swimming for 20 min, while the chronic stress group was exposed to an ambient temperature of 4-8 degrees C for 5 days. The results(More)
Quantitative high resolution in vitro 1H nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy was employed to study the metabolic effects of 3-nitropropionic acid associated with aging from perchloric acid extracts of rat striata. Systemic injection of 3-nitropropionic acid in rats at a dose of 10 mg/kg/day for seven consecutive days significantly impaired energy(More)
Lipoblastomatous lesions are mesenchymal tumors of embryonal white fat and are classified into two forms: a superficial, well-defined mass (lipoblastoma) or a deep, infiltrative lesion (lipoblastomatosis). We report an unique case of mediastinal lipoblastoma in a 17-month-old boy which harbored a dual nature and exhibited the characteristics of both forms,(More)
A transcription map of a 1200-kb region encompassing the MEN1 locus was constructed by direct cDNA selection and mapping ESTs. A total of 29 genes were mapped. Ten transcripts were identified by cDNA selection of a focused 300-kb genomic region telomeric to the MEN1 consensus region. Since many of the sequences cloned by cDNA selection also identified ESTs(More)
PURPOSE We identified and quantified prognostic factors for emphysematous pyelonephritis. MATERIALS AND METHODS The clinical information, laboratory data and radiological findings from 38 patients with emphysematous pyelonephritis were retrospectively analyzed. RESULTS There were no significant differences between the nonsurvivor and survivor groups(More)
Degradation of SnoN is thought to play an important role in the transactivation of TGF-beta responsive genes. We demonstrate that the anaphase-promoting complex (APC) is a ubiquitin ligase required for the destruction of SnoN and that the APC pathway is regulated by TGF-beta. The destruction box of SnoN is required for its degradation in response to(More)
The diagnosis of piriformis muscle syndrome, an unusual cause of sciatica, is difficult. However, with the advancement of imaging techniques, it has become clear that the condition is not just clinical speculation, but is a definite entity. We report on two cases with piriformis muscle syndrome, diagnosed on the basis of: a history of sciatica; physical(More)