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  • 1
    ISSN: 1432-1076
    Keywords: Intracranial germ-cell tumours ; Childhood ; Residuals
    Source: Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
    Topics: Medicine
    Notes: Abstract There is only sparse information about the development of children after successful treatment for intracranial germ-cell tumours. Between January 1981 and June 1992, 26 children with intracranial germ-cell tumours were treated in the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf. We report on treatment results, long standing residuals and the “quality of life” of these patients. The long-term event-free survival was 88% for the germinomas and 43% for the malignant teratomas. Of the patients 58% had no relevant functional neurological deficits and 37% had mild impairment. Only 1 patient with metastatic disease was severely handicapped. Six patients showed neuro-endocrine dysfunction. All of them had suprasellar/hypothalamic lesions and all received successful substitution therapy. As to neuropsychological functions, 53% of the patients had no or only mild disturbances. The most affected function was speed of information processing. Of the children 69% were able to proceed with their education at the same level as before therapy. The overall self-assessment revealed good results in 75% of the patients. Conclusion After surgical removal and radiation therapy long-term survival of intracranial germinomas amounts to 88%. Despite craniospinal axis radiation severe residuals are rare and a good quality of life is common. In malignant teratomas treatment regimens including chemotherapy are much less successful.
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  • 2
    ISSN: 1420-9071
    Keywords: Key words. Intermediate filaments; assembly; polymorphism; fibrous proteins; scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM) temperature sensitivity.
    Source: Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
    Topics: Biology , Medicine
    Notes: Abstract. Intermediate filament (IF) proteins are encoded by a large multigene family and form polymers with a uniform diameter of approximately 10 nm. However, although the cytoplasmic representatives all confirm to a unit-type structural principle leading to the formation of extended coiled coils, it is becoming increasingly clear that subunit arrangements and physical properties vary among the different filaments. Thus, the intricate tissue-specific expression pattern of individual IF proteins (especially, their co-expression with other members of the IF protein family or with IF-associated proteins to form obligatory heteropolymers) points to distinct functions acquired during evolution relevant to cellular homeostasis in various tissues.
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  • 3
    ISSN: 0942-0940
    Keywords: Keywords: Spinal cord; hemangioblastoma; surgery; outcome.
    Source: Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
    Topics: Medicine
    Notes: Summary  This is a study on 19 patients, who underwent complete excision of an intramedullary hemangioblastoma of the spinal cord during the period 1984–1997. The study was conducted to evaluate their functional outcome. Some peculiarities of their clinical presentation and surgical treatment are discussed as well. There were 12 males and 7 females whose age ranged from 16 to 69 years. Five of 6 patients were affected by Lindau's disease had multiple intramedullary tumors. The length of their history averaged 22.6 months. While pain was the most common complaint at presentation, 12 out of 19 patients had progressive sensorimotor deficits. A total of 22 operation was performed. One patient underwent resection of a minute tumor residue a few months after the first operation. In 2 patients with multiple tumors a second tumor, which became clinically relevant, was resected 17 and 36 months after the first operation. There was no mortality. One patients developed a wound infection which required secondary closure. The functional status of the patients registered at discharge was worse in 22.7%, unchanged in 59.1%, and improved in 18.2% of the patients. At follow-up (6–142 months), the status of 9.1% of the patients was still worse, in 50% was unchanged and in 40.9% better than the preoperative one. All but one patients had complete postoperative pain relief. The data support the concept that radical excision of intramedullary hemangioblastomas can be achieved at low levels of surgical mortality and morbidity. Symptomatic patients should undergo surgery before they develop extensive sensorimotor deficits. In patients with multiple lesions, tumors distant from the symptomatic one should not be tackled.
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  • 4
    ISSN: 1617-4623
    Keywords: Key wordsPseudomonas putida ; Transposition ; sacB ; Inverted repeats
    Source: Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
    Topics: Biology
    Notes: Abstract Genes for (methyl)phenol degradation in Pseudomonas putida strain H (phl genes) are located on the plasmid pPGH1. Adjacent to the phl catabolic operon we identified a cryptic transposon, Tn5501, of the Tn3 family (class II transposons). The genes encoding the resolvase and the transposase are transcribed in the same direction, as is common for the Tn501 subfamily. The enzymes encoded by Tn5501, however, show only the overall homology characteristic for resolvases/integrases and transposases of Tn3-type transposons. Therefore it is likely that Tn5501 is not a member of one of the previously defined subfamilies. Inactivation of the conditional lethal sacB gene was used to detect transposition of Tn5501. While screening for transposition events we found another transposon integrated into sacB in one of the sucrose-resistant survivors. This element, Tn5502, is a composite transposon consisting of Tn5501 and an additional DNA fragment. It is flanked by inverted repeats identical to those of Tn5501 and the additional fragment is separated from the Tn5501 portion by an internal repeat (identical to the left terminal repeat). Transposition of phenol degradation genes could not be detected. Analysis of sequence data revealed that the phl genes are not located on a Tn5501-like transposon.
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  • 5
    ISSN: 1617-4623
    Keywords: Key words Phenol degradation  ;  Transcriptional activator  ;  Promoter-up mutations  ;  Pseudomonas putida  ;  Escherichia coli
    Source: Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
    Topics: Biology
    Notes: Abstract The activator-encoding gene phlR was identified upstream of the plasmid-encoded operon for phenol degradation in Pseudomonas putida strain H by cassette mutagenesis and DNA sequence analysis. The deduced amino acid sequence of PHLR shows high homology to DmpR of P. putida sp. CF600 and to the chromosomally encoded PhhR of P. putida P35X reported previously. Trans-activation of phenol degradation was observed when phlR was overexpressed in a phlR insertion mutant. Transconjugants of Escherichia coli carrying pPGH11, which contains the complete set of phl genes, are unable to grow on phenol as carbon source. However, two types of mutants were selected for further characterization that were able to metabolize phenol as sole source of carbon and energy. In both types of mutants enhanced expression of phlR is responsible for the Phl+ phenotype. In type I (pPGH13) a deletion of 1 bp made the −35 region and the spacing between the −35 and −10 regions of the phlR promoter more similar to the consensus structure. In type II (pPGH14) a duplication of the phlR 5′ region was identified that includes part of the −35 motif and reduces the spacing between the −35 and −10 regions. In addition, due to the duplication of part of phlR, the distance from the phlR promoter to the catabolic phl operon is increased. Different transcriptional start sites have been identified by primer extension analysis in clones harboring pPGH14 or the wild type phlR. Quantitative primer extension analysis revealed that the greatest amount of phlR transcript is expressed from the partial, phlR duplication. Growth on phenol and phenol hydroxylase activity reflect the high level of phlR transcript in E. coli transconjugants. Overexpression of PhlR was also observed when pPGH14 was transferred into P. putida, and results in earlier induction of the phenol degradation operon relative to the wild-type strain.
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  • 6
    ISSN: 1089-7623
    Source: AIP Digital Archive
    Topics: Physics , Electrical Engineering, Measurement and Control Technology
    Notes: A new foil deposition alpha collector sample probe has been developed for TFTR's D-T phase. D-T fusion produced alpha particles escaping from the plasma are implanted in nickel foils located in a series of collimating ports on the detector. The nickel foils are removed from the tokamak after exposure to one or more plasma discharges and analyzed for helium content. This detector is intended to provide improved alpha particle energy resolution and pitch angle coverage over existing lost alpha detectors, and to provide an absolutely calibrated cross-check with these detectors. The ability to resolve between separate energy components of alpha particle loss is estimated to be ∼20%. A full 360° of pitch angle coverage is provided for by eight channels having an acceptance range of ∼53° per channel. These detectors will be useful in characterizing classical and anomalous alpha losses and any collective alpha instabilities that may be excited during the D-T campaign of TFTR. © 1995 American Institute of Physics.
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    Nature 140 (1937), S. 807-807 
    ISSN: 1476-4687
    Source: Nature Archives 1869 - 2009
    Topics: Biology , Chemistry and Pharmacology , Medicine , Natural Sciences in General , Physics
    Notes: [Auszug] IN connexion with a publication by R. K. Schofield1, we have prepared and analysed precipitates obtained from pure proteins with metaphosphoric acid. 1 c.c. of either egg albumen or clupein sulphate solution was mixed with 0-5 c.c. or 1 c.c. respectively 0-1 n ...
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  • 8
    ISSN: 1089-7623
    Source: AIP Digital Archive
    Topics: Physics , Electrical Engineering, Measurement and Control Technology
    Notes: A poloidal array of MeV ion loss probes previously used to measure DD fusion product loss has been upgraded to measure the loss of alpha particles from DT plasmas in the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor (TFTR). The following improvements to the system have been made in preparation for the use of tritium in TFTR: (1) relocation of detectors to a neutron-shielded enclosure in the basement to reduce neutron-induced background signals; (2) replacement of ZnS:Cu (P31) scintillators in the probes with the Y3Al5O12:Ce (P46) variety to minimize damage and assure linearity at the fluxes anticipated from DT plasmas; and (3) shielding of the fiber optic bundles which carry the light from the probes to the detectors to reduce neutron- and gamma-induced light within them. In addition to the above preparations, the probes have been absolutely calibrated for alpha particles by using the Van de Graaf accelerator at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Alpha particle losses from DT plasmas have been observed, and losses at the detector 90° below the midplane are consistent with first orbit loss. © 1995 American Institute of Physics.
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  • 9
    ISSN: 1618-2650
    Source: Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
    Topics: Chemistry and Pharmacology
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  • 10
    ISSN: 0942-0940
    Keywords: Keywords: Functional magnetic resonance imaging; fMRI; sensorimotor cortex; brain tumour.
    Source: Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
    Topics: Medicine
    Notes: Summary  Intracranial lesions may compromise structures critical for motor performance, and mapping of the cortex, especially of the motor hand area, is important to reduce postoperative morbidity. We investigated nine patients with parietal lobe tumours and used functional MRI sensitized to changes in blood oxygenation to define the different motor areas, especially the primary sensorimotor cortex, in relation to the localization of the tumour. Activation was determined by pixel-by-pixel correlation of the signal intensity time course with a reference waveform equivalent to the stimulus protocol. All subjects showed significant activation of the primary sensorimotor cortex while performing a finger opposition task with the affected and unaffected side. In five patients the finger opposition task additionally activated the ipsilateral sensorimotor cortex and the supplementary motor area (SMA). Extension and flexion of the foot, additionally performed in two patients, also activated the sensorimotor cortex, in one case within the perifocal oedema of the tumour. Tumour localization near the central sulcus induced displacement of the sensorimotor cortex as compared to the unaffected side in all patients with a relevant mass effect. The results of our study demonstrate that functional MRI at 1.5 T with a clinically used tomograph can reproducibly localize critical brain regions in patients with intracranial lesions.
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