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Daily intake of antioxidants in relation to survival among adult patients diagnosed with malignant glioma.
(BMC Cancer, 2010-05-19)
BACKGROUND: Malignant glioma is a rare cancer with poor survival. The influence of diet and antioxidant intake on glioma survival is not well understood. The current study examines the association between antioxidant intake ...
Quality control autophagy: a joint effort of ubiquitin, protein deacetylase and actin cytoskeleton.
Autophagy has been predominantly studied as a nonselective self-digestion process that recycles macromolecules and produces energy in response to starvation. However, autophagy independent of nutrient status has long been ...
VCP/p97 is essential for maturation of ubiquitin-containing autophagosomes and this function is impaired by mutations that cause IBMPFD.
VCP (VCP/p97) is a ubiquitously expressed member of the AAA(+)-ATPase family of chaperone-like proteins that regulates numerous cellular processes including chromatin decondensation, homotypic membrane fusion and ...
The genomic analysis of erythrocyte microRNA expression in sickle cell diseases.
(PLoS One, 2008-06-04)
BACKGROUND: Since mature erythrocytes are terminally differentiated cells without nuclei and organelles, it is commonly thought that they do not contain nucleic acids. In this study, we have re-examined this issue by analyzing ...
Role of mast cells in inflammatory bowel disease and inflammation-associated colorectal neoplasia in IL-10-deficient mice.
(PLoS One, 2010-08-17)
BACKGROUND: Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is hypothesized to result from stimulation of immune responses against resident intestinal bacteria within a genetically susceptible host. Mast cells may play a critical role ...
Direct TLR2 signaling is critical for NK cell activation and function in response to vaccinia viral infection.
(PLoS Pathog, 2010-03-12)
Natural killer (NK) cells play an essential role in innate immune control of poxviral infections in vivo. However, the mechanism(s) underlying NK cell activation and function in response to poxviruses remains poorly understood. ...
Thromboembolism and bleeding in bladder cancer.
(Oncology (Williston Park), 2014-10)
Bladder cancer is a unique disease process in that clinically significant hemorrhage can occur simultaneously with equally significant aberrant clotting. With hematuria the key presenting symptom of bladder cancer, hemorrhage ...
Highly efficient detection in fluorescence tomography of quantum dots using time-gated acquisition and ultrafast pulsed laser.
(Proc SPIE Int Soc Opt Eng, 2011-01-23)
Quantum dots (QDs) are widely used in fluorescence tomography due to its unique advantages. Despite the very high quantum efficiency of the QDs, low fluorescent signal and autofluorescence are the most fundamental limitations ...
Pilot randomized trial on mindfulness training for smokers in young adult binge drinkers.
(BMC Complement Altern Med, 2013-09-03)
BACKGROUND: We report results of a pilot study designed to test a novel smoking cessation intervention, Mindfulness Training for Smokers (MTS), in smokers age 18-29 years with regular episodes of binge drinking. Mindfulness ...