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UNLABELLED The limited spatial resolution of SPECT scanners does not allow an exact measurement of the local radiotracer concentration in brain tissue because partial-volume effects (PVEs) underestimate concentration in small structures of the brain. The aim of this study was to determine which brain structures show greater influence of PVEs in SPECT(More)
Gastric cancer and liver cancer are among the most common malignancies and the leading causes of death worldwide, due to late detection and high recurrence rates. Today, these cancers have a heavy socioeconomic burden, for which a full understanding of their pathophysiological features is warranted to search for promising biomarkers and therapeutic targets.(More)
Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma (PPAR-gamma) ligands have been recently reported to have beneficial effects on organ fibrosis. However, their effects on extracellular matrix (ECM) turnover in hypertrophic scar fibroblasts (HSFs), and the related molecular mechanisms are unknown. HSFs were cultured and exposed to different concentration(More)
The complete DNA sequence of Marek’s disease virus (MDV) serotype 1 vaccine strain 814 was determined. It consisted of 172,541 bp, with an overall gene organization identical to that of the MDV-1 type strains. Comparative genomic analysis of vaccine strains (814 and CVI988) and other strains (CU-2, Md5, and Md11) showed that 814 was most similar to CVI988.(More)
Newcastle disease virus (NDV) is believed to infect only domestic avian species, with waterfowl such as geese either not being infected, even by virulent strains, or developing only inapparent infection. Since the late 1990s, a new infectious disease producing high morbidity and mortality among geese broke out in many provinces of China. This disease was(More)
BACKGROUND Previous reports have yielded controversial results concerning gender differences in regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF). To elucidate this issue, we compared 99mTc ethyl cysteinate dimer single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) images for brain perfusion between aged-matched healthy men and women after correction for partial volume(More)
Viral infections usually result in alterations in the host cell proteome, which determine the fate of infected cells and the progress of pathogenesis. To uncover cellular protein responses in porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV), infected pulmonary alveolar macrophages (PAMs) and Marc-145 cells were subjected to proteomic analysis(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small RNA molecules that regulate gene expression. Emerging evidence suggests that differential miRNA expression is associated with viral infection and tumorigenesis. Recently discovered microRNAs in the Marek's disease virus (MDV) genome have been suggested to have regulatory roles during MDV oncogenesis. To gain more insight into(More)
Angiotensin II (Ang II) stimulation has been shown to regulate proliferation of skin fibroblasts and the production of extracellular matrix, which are very important processes in skin wound healing and fibrosis; however, there is little knowledge about the mechanisms involved in this process. We investigated the molecular aspects of this system with regards(More)
Doxorubicin is a chemotherapeutic drug widely used for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma but its efficacy is restricted by multidrug resistance. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and cyclooxygenase (COX)-2-selective inhibitors exhibit anti-cancer properties as well as abilities to overcome drug resistance. In the present study,(More)