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Plasma antibodies against heat shock protein 70 correlate with the incidence and severity of asthma in a Chinese population.
(Respiratory research, 2005-01)
BACKGROUND: The heat shock proteins (Hsps) are induced by stresses such as allergic factors and inflammatory responses in bronchi epithelial cells and therefore may be detectable in patients with asthma. However, the etiologic ...
High prevalence of substance use disorders among adolescents who use marijuana and inhalants.
(Drug and alcohol dependence, 2005-04)
BACKGROUND: We examined the association between the use of inhalants, marijuana, and other drugs and recent DSM-IV substance use disorders among adolescents aged 12-17 years. METHODS: Data were drawn from 2000 to 2001 National ...
Use of nitrite inhalants ("poppers") among American youth.
(The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine, 2005-07)
PURPOSE: We examined the patterns and correlates of nitrite inhalant use among adolescents aged 12 to 17 years. METHODS: Study data were drawn from the 2000 and 2001 National Household Surveys on Drug Abuse. Logistic regression ...
Cocaine use and the occurrence of panic attacks in the community: a case-crossover approach.
(Substance use & misuse, 2005-01)
The epidemiologic case-crossover method is a powerful tool for research on suspected hazards of illegal drug use, the advantage being a subject-as-own-control approach that constrains stable individual-level susceptibility ...
Use of substance abuse services by young uninsured american adults.
(Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.), 2005-08)
OBJECTIVES:This study examined the prevalence and correlates of substance abuse service use among uninsured young adults aged 18 to 34 years (N=24,282). METHODS:Data were drawn from the 1999 National Household Survey on ...
Can prospect theory explain risk-seeking behavior by terminally ill patients?
(Med Decis Making, 2005-11)
Patients with life-threatening conditions sometimes appear to make risky treatment decisions as their condition declines, contradicting the risk-averse behavior predicted by expected utility theory. Prospect theory accommodates ...
(Middle East Journal of Anesthesiology, 2005-06-01)
ARFGAP1 plays a central role in coupling COPI cargo sorting with vesicle formation.
(J Cell Biol, 2005-01-17)
Examining how key components of coat protein I (COPI) transport participate in cargo sorting, we find that, instead of ADP ribosylation factor 1 (ARF1), its GTPase-activating protein (GAP) plays a direct role in promoting ...
Level of beta-adrenergic receptor kinase 1 inhibition determines degree of cardiac dysfunction after chronic pressure overload-induced heart failure.
BACKGROUND: Heart failure is characterized by abnormalities in beta-adrenergic receptor (betaAR) signaling, including increased level of myocardial betaAR kinase 1 (betaARK1). Our previous studies have shown that inhibition ...
When 7 transmembrane receptors are not G protein-coupled receptors.
(J Clin Invest, 2005-11)
Classically, 7 transmembrane receptors transduce extracellular signals by coupling to heterotrimeric G proteins, although recent in vitro studies have clearly demonstrated that they can also signal via G protein-independent ...