A linear stochastic model is used to simulate the midlatitude storm tracks produced by an atmospheric GCM. A series of six perpetual insolation/SST GCM experiments are first performed for each month. These experiments capture the ''midwinter suppression'' of the Pacific storm track in a particularly clean way. The stochastic model is constructed by… (More)
Twenty-four organic compounds currently undergoing testing within cancer bioassays under the aegis of the U.S. National Toxicology Program (NTP) were submitted to the computer automated structure evaluation (CASE) and multiple computer automated structure evaluation (MULTICASE) system for predictions of activity. Individual predictions resulting from the… (More)
Osteosarcoma (OS) is a type of primary malignant bone tumor with a high propensity for local recurrence and distant metastasis. A previous study showed Snail-1 is highly expressed in OS cells. The present study aimed to investigate the association between the transcription factor Snai1 and E-cadherin in OS. SaOS 2 OS cells were transfected either with a… (More)
The development of more and more new dermal substitutes requires a reliable and effective animal model to evaluate their safety and efficacy. In this study we constructed a novel animal model using co-transplantation of autologous epidermal sheets with dermal substitutes to repair full-thickness skin defects. Autologous epidermal sheets were obtained by… (More)
To evaluate the role of electrophilicity in the induction of allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) in humans, we compared the structure-activity relationship (SAR) model of ACD with those of electrophilic and nonelectrophilic subsets of chemicals in the ACD database. For these analyses, electrophilicity was defined as the potential of a chemical to induce… (More)
Sporothrix globosa is a thermo-dimorphic fungus belonging to a pathogenic clade that also includes Sporothrix schenckii, which causes human and animal sporotrichosis. Here, we present the first genome assemblies of two S. globosa strains providing data for future comparative genomic studies in pathogenic Sporothrix species.
OBJECTIVE This study aims to investigate the effects of low-dose olanzapine on preventing occurrence and controlling the severity of nausea and vomiting related to duloxetine in treating major depressive disorder. METHODS Two hundred sixty-eight subjects with major depressive disorder were divided into control and trial groups. The control group had 165… (More)
A multiplex snapback primer system was developed for the simultaneous detection of JAK2 V617F and MPL W515L/K mutations in Philadelphia chromosome- (Ph-) negative myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs). The multiplex system comprises two snapback versus limiting primer sets for JAK2 and MPL mutation enrichment and detection, respectively. Linear-After… (More)