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A leading-edge 90-nm technology with 1.2-nm physical gate oxide, 45-nm gate length, strained silicon, NiSi, seven layers of Cu interconnects, and lowCDO for high-performance dense logic is presented. Strained silicon is used to increase saturated n-type and p-type metal–oxide–semiconductor field-effect transistors (MOSFETs) drive currents by 10% and 25%,(More)
UNLABELLED MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are highly conserved small noncoding RNAs participating in regulation of various cellular processes. Viruses have been shown to utilize cellular miRNAs to increase their replication in host cells. Until now, the role of miRNAs in hepatitis B virus (HBV) replication has remained largely unknown. In this study, a number of miRNA(More)
BACKGROUND Genetic factors, as well as a combination of environmental factors, contribute to the risk of prostate cancer (PC). Recently, genome-wide linkage studies found several independent single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) that are strongly associated with PC on chromosome 8q24. METHODS We analyzed two of these SNPs, rs1447295 and rs6983267, to(More)
The concentration of feline serum amyloid A (fSAA) was determined by a direct enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) by using fSAA specific monoclonal antibodies, to evaluate the fSAA as an inflammatory marker in cats. The mean concentration +/- standard deviation of fSAA was found to be 0.60 +/- 1.06 microg/m l and 33.65 +/- 67.59 microg/ml in serum(More)
Centrosome amplification frequently occurs in human cancers and is a major cause of chromosome instability (CIN). In mouse cells, centrosome amplification can be readily induced by loss or mutational inactivation of p53. In human cells, however, silencing of endogenous p53 alone does not induce centrosome amplification or CIN, although high degrees of(More)
Stromal interaction molecule 1 (STIM1) is a predicted single membrane-spanning protein involved in store-operated calcium entry and interacting with ion channels including TRPC1. Here, we focus on endogenous STIM1 of modulated vascular smooth muscle cells, which exhibited a nonselective cationic current in response to store depletion despite strong(More)
Fibroblast growth factor-inducible 14 (Fn14), a transmembrane receptor binding to the multifunctional cytokine tumor necrosis factor-like weak inducer of apoptosis (TWEAK), is known to modulate many cellular activities including cancer progression. Here, we demonstrated the significant role of Fn14 in invasion, migration and proliferation of(More)
Elimination of the regulatory mechanism underlying numeral homeostasis of centrosomes, as seen in cells lacking p53, results in abnormal amplification of centrosomes, which increases the frequency of chromosome segregation errors, and thus contributes to the chromosome instability frequently observed in cancer cells. We have previously reported that(More)
Mortalin is a member of Hsp70 chaperoning protein family involved in various cellular functions. Through the search of the kinases that mortalin physically interact with, we identified Mps1 as such a kinase. Mps1 kinase has been implicated in the regulation of centrosome duplication and mitotic checkpoint response. Mortalin binds to Mps1, and is(More)
Nucleophosmin (NPM)/B23 has been implicated in the regulation of centrosome duplication. NPM/B23 localizes between two centrioles in the unduplicated centrosome. Upon phosphorylation on Thr(199) by cyclin-dependent kinase 2 (CDK2)/cyclin E, the majority of centrosomal NPM/B23 dissociates from centrosomes, but some NPM/B23 phosphorylated on Thr(199) remains(More)