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INTRODUCTION Postpartum hysterectomy means hysterectomy at least 6 weeks after delivery or cesarean section. It is usually performed in life-threatening situations. Incidence of postpartum hysterectomy varies from 0.02% to 0.3% of total number of deliveries. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to show and compare the incidence of postpartum hysterectomy(More)
The regulation of COL1A1 gene expression in bone was studied by measuring the activity of type I collagen promoter fusion genes (ColCAT) in permanently transfected osteoblastic cells and calvariae from transgenic animals. The basal activity of ColCAT fusion genes in transfected cells is mediated by DNA sequences between -3.5 to -2.3 kb while expression in(More)
Previous deletion studies using a series of COL1A1-CAT fusion genes have indicated that the 625 bp region of the COL1A1 upstream promoter between -2295 and -1670 bp is required for high levels of expression in bone, tendon, and skin of transgenic mice. To further define the important sequences within this region, a new series of deletion constructs(More)
Changes in the number and ex vivo function of peripheral blood neutrophils were investigated following intraperitoneal administration of cadmium-chloride in rats. Besides a dose-dependent increase in the number of peripheral blood neutrophils, changes were found in the functional state of isolated polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMNs). Increased spontaneous(More)
The activity of fusion genes containing fragments of the COL1A1 promoter was measured in tissues from 6- to 8-day-old transgenic mice. ColCAT3.6 contains approximately 3.6 kb (-3521 to 115 bp) of the rat COL1A1 gene, the chloramphenicol acetyltransferase (CAT) reporter gene, and the SV40 splice and polyadenylation sequences. ColCAT2.3 and ColCAT1.7 are(More)
This paper investigates the possibilities in the area of application of mobile technologies for language learning. The primary goal is to design a mobile system for learning of the Japanese language with a clear separation of content and presentation, and to leverage the learners’ interest in the Japanese language. Both the technical and the language(More)
We examined the effect of parathyroid hormone and various signaling molecules on collagen synthesis and chloramphenicol acetyltransferase activity in cultured transgenic mouse calvariae carrying fusion genes of the rat Col1a1 promoter and the chloramphenicol acetyltransferase reporter. After 48 h of culture, parathyroid hormone, forskolin, dibutyryl cAMP,(More)