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  • 1
    Language: English
    In: Automation (Dartford, England), Nov, 2014, p.S18(1)
    Keywords: Pump Industry -- Product Information ; Electric Control Equipment -- Product Information ; Parker Hannifin Corp.
    ISSN: 1364-2561
    Source: Cengage Learning, Inc.
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  • 2
    Language: English
    In: The Journal of Urology, April 2012, Vol.187(4), pp.e303-e304
    Keywords: Medicine
    ISSN: 0022-5347
    E-ISSN: 1527-3792
    Source: ScienceDirect Journals (Elsevier)
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  • 3
    Language: English
    In: International Journal of Bank Marketing, 08 May 2018, Vol.36(3), pp.572-590
    Description: Purpose In order for financial institutions to cope with increased competitive pressure from the financial technology companies, offering digital services such as a mobile service system (MSS) targeted for high net worth individuals (HNWIs) becomes critical. Despite long-term trustworthy relationships between HNWIs and financial advisors, studies suggest that the formation of initial trust poses a significant challenge. The purpose of this paper is to identify various features related to initial trust antecedents. Design/methodology/approach The study was conducted using the survey data, and employs variance-based structural equation modeling (SEM) techniques to test hypotheses. Findings The findings from a closed experiment with 107 participants suggest that compared to more traditional service systems, customers are more prone to the construct of service quality, and specifically professional, prompt, dependable and timely financial advice. Originality/value The study validated key constructs that positively influence the initial trust formation process and ultimately the intention to use in an MSS for the financial advisory. The authorts particularly emphasized the rebalancing and monitoring steps in the financial planning process between HNWIs and client advisors.
    Keywords: Elaboration Likelihood Model ; Mobile Banking ; Initial Trust ; Financial Advisory Services ; Private Banking ; Business
    ISSN: 0265-2323
    E-ISSN: 1758-5937
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  • 4
    Language: German
    In: Uro-News, 9/2013, Vol.17(9), pp.50-54
    ISSN: 1432-9026
    Source: Springer (via CrossRef)
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  • 5
    Language: English
    In: PLoS ONE, 01 January 2014, Vol.9(5), p.e95009
    Description: PURPOSE: The aim of the present study was to examine the biological differences between seminomas with occult and clinically apparent metastases at the time of diagnosis of the primary tumor to gain insight into the biology of these tumors and facilitate the identification of novel predictors of seminoma metastasis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Total RNA including small RNAs was isolated from testicular tumors of patients with pure seminoma presenting with lymphogenic metastasis (n = 5, clinical stage IIb/c) and occult metastasis (n = 5, clinical stage I). The regulation of biological processes was examined (1) throughout the mRNA transcriptome (whole genome microarrays, 8×60 K Array, Agilent with 4 samples/group) and (2) the miRNA transcriptome employing small RNA next generation sequencing (SOLID, Life Technologies with 5 samples/group). Protein coding genes (mRNAs) and small RNAs showing a significant (≥2-fold) difference between the groups were identified. Finally (3), we examined 95 candidate miRNAs in 36 apparent metastasized and another 5 occult metastasized seminoma using logistic regression analysis. RESULTS: Among 19,596 genes, on average 12,894 mRNAs appeared expressed (65.8%, SD+/-2.4; range, 62.0-69.3%) and 16.99×106/13.94×106 small RNA reads were identified for apparent/occult metastasized seminoma. These reads on average convert into 9,901/9,675 small RNAs including 422/404 mature microRNAs. None of these mRNAs/small RNAs met our selection criteria for candidate genes. From 95 candidate miRNAs 44 appeared expressed, with 3 of them showing weak but significant (p = 0.05) differences among both groups. CONCLUSIONS: Occult and apparent metastasized seminomas are biologically almost indistinguishable and probably represent no separate tumor entities. These findings may simplify future research on seminoma metastasis.
    Keywords: Sciences (General)
    E-ISSN: 1932-6203
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  • 6
    Language: English
    In: PLoS ONE, 2012, Vol.7(7), p.e39103
    Description: The strong and consistent relationship between irradiation at a young age and subsequent thyroid cancer provides an excellent model for studying radiation carcinogenesis in humans. We thus evaluated differential gene expression in thyroid tissue in relation to iodine-131 (I-131) doses received from the Chernobyl accident. Sixty three of 104 papillary thyroid cancers diagnosed between 1998 and 2008 in the Ukrainian-American cohort with individual I-131 thyroid dose estimates had paired RNA specimens from fresh frozen tumor (T) and normal (N) tissue provided by the Chernobyl Tissue Bank and satisfied quality control criteria. We first hybridized 32 randomly allocated RNA specimen pairs (T/N) on 64 whole genome microarrays (Agilent, 4×44 K). Associations of differential gene expression (log 2 (T/N)) with dose were assessed using Kruskall-Wallis and trend tests in linear mixed regression models. While none of the genes withstood correction for the false discovery rate, we selected 75 genes with a priori evidence or P kruskall/P trend 〈0.0005 for validation by qRT-PCR on the remaining 31 RNA specimen pairs (T/N). The qRT-PCR data were analyzed using linear mixed regression models that included radiation dose as a categorical or ordinal variable. Eleven of 75 qRT-PCR assayed genes ( ACVR2A , AJAP1 , CA12 , CDK12 , FAM38A , GALNT7 , LMO3 , MTA1 , SLC19A1 , SLC43A3 , ZNF493 ) were confirmed to have a statistically significant differential dose-expression relationship. Our study is among the first to provide direct human data on long term differential gene expression in relation to individual I-131 doses and to identify a set of genes potentially important in radiation carcinogenesis.
    Keywords: Research Article ; Biology ; Medicine ; Physics ; Genetics And Genomics ; Diabetes And Endocrinology ; Public Health And Epidemiology ; Physiology ; Oncology ; Biophysics ; Physics
    E-ISSN: 1932-6203
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  • 7
    Language: English
    In: European Journal of Wildlife Research, 2011, Vol.57(3), pp.657-662
    Description: We used non-invasive ultrasonography to investigate seasonal changes in liver size of an obligate hibernator; the edible dormouse ( Glis glis ). We repeatedly measured liver size in dormice at two study sites, (1) an enclosure-housed colony and (2) a free-ranging population. We observed a significant increase in transverse liver size throughout the active season; however, this effect was most pronounced in animals with low body mass early in the active season. Ultrasonography imaging revealed that the content of fat in the liver (distributed in an unexpected pattern of discrete focal areas) visibly increased at the end of the active season both in the field and enclosure. Thus, the observed increase in liver size of dormice seems mainly related to fat accumulation. We found no principal differences in the time courses of transversal liver size between the two study sites. Our results support the view that non-invasive ultrasonography is an accurate method to study internal organ sizes, such as liver, in the laboratory and in the field.
    Keywords: Abdominal sonography ; Fat dormouse ; Hibernation ; Organ size ; Seasonal adaptation
    ISSN: 1612-4642
    E-ISSN: 1439-0574
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  • 8
    Language: English
    In: Molecular Cancer, May 15, 2011, Vol.10, p.52
    Description: Background We compared microRNA expression patterns in three cisplatin resistant sublines derived from paternal cisplatin sensitive germ cell tumor cell lines in order to improve our understanding of the mechanisms of cisplatin resistance. Methods Three cisplatin resistant sublines (NTERA-2-R, NCCIT-R, 2102EP-R) showing 2.7-11.3-fold increase in drug resistance after intermittent exposure to increasing doses of cisplatin were compared to their parental counterparts, three well established relatively cisplatin sensitive germ cell tumor cell lines (NTERA-2, NCCIT, 2102EP). Cells were cultured and total RNA was isolated from all 6 cell lines in three independent experiments. RNA was converted into cDNA and quantitative RT-PCR was run using 384 well low density arrays covering almost all (738) known microRNA species of human origin. Results Altogether 72 of 738 (9.8%) microRNAs appeared differentially expressed between sensitive and resistant cell line pairs (NTERA-2R/NTERA-2 = 43, NCCIT-R/NCCIT = 53, 2102EP-R/2102EP = 15) of which 46.7-95.3% were up-regulated (NTERA-2R/NTERA-2 = 95.3%, NCCIT-R/NCCIT = 62.3%, 2102EP-R/2102EP = 46.7%). The number of genes showing differential expression in more than one of the cell line pairs was 34 between NTERA-2R/NTERA-2 (79%) and NCCIT-R/NCCIT (64%), and 3 and 4, respectively, between these two cell lines and 2102EP-R/2102EP (about 27%). Only the has-miR-10b involved in breast cancer invasion and metastasis and has-miR-512-3p appeared to be up-regulated (2-3-fold) in all three cell lines. The hsa-miR-371-373 cluster (counteracting cellular senescence and linked with differentiation potency), as well as hsa-miR-520c/-520h (inhibiting the tumor suppressor p21) were 3.9-16.3 fold up-regulated in two of the three cisplatin resistant cell lines. Several new micro-RNA species missing an annotation towards cisplatin resistance could be identified. These were hsa-miR-512-3p/-515/-517/-518/-525 (up to 8.1-fold up-regulated) and hsa-miR-99a/-100/-145 (up to 10-fold down-regulated). Conclusion Examining almost all known human micro-RNA species confirmed the miR-371-373 cluster as a promising target for explaining cisplatin resistance, potentially by counteracting wild-type P53 induced senescence or linking it with the potency to differentiate. Moreover, we describe for the first time an association of the up-regulation of micro-RNA species such as hsa-miR-512-3p/-515/-517/-518/-525 and down-regulation of hsa-miR-99a/-100/-145 with a cisplatin resistant phenotype in human germ cell tumors. Further functional analyses are warranted to gain insight into their role in drug resistance.
    Keywords: Cisplatin -- Health Aspects ; Cisplatin -- Research ; Gene Expression -- Research ; Microrna -- Physiological Aspects ; Microrna -- Research ; Cell Lines -- Physiological Aspects ; Cell Lines -- Research
    ISSN: 1476-4598
    Source: Cengage Learning, Inc.
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  • 9
    Language: English
    In: Molecular Cancer, May 15, 2011, Vol.10, p.52
    Description: Background We compared microRNA expression patterns in three cisplatin resistant sublines derived from paternal cisplatin sensitive germ cell tumor cell lines in order to improve our understanding of the mechanisms of cisplatin resistance. Methods Three cisplatin resistant sublines (NTERA-2-R, NCCIT-R, 2102EP-R) showing 2.7-11.3-fold increase in drug resistance after intermittent exposure to increasing doses of cisplatin were compared to their parental counterparts, three well established relatively cisplatin sensitive germ cell tumor cell lines (NTERA-2, NCCIT, 2102EP). Cells were cultured and total RNA was isolated from all 6 cell lines in three independent experiments. RNA was converted into cDNA and quantitative RT-PCR was run using 384 well low density arrays covering almost all (738) known microRNA species of human origin. Results Altogether 72 of 738 (9.8%) microRNAs appeared differentially expressed between sensitive and resistant cell line pairs (NTERA-2R/NTERA-2 = 43, NCCIT-R/NCCIT = 53, 2102EP-R/2102EP = 15) of which 46.7-95.3% were up-regulated (NTERA-2R/NTERA-2 = 95.3%, NCCIT-R/NCCIT = 62.3%, 2102EP-R/2102EP = 46.7%). The number of genes showing differential expression in more than one of the cell line pairs was 34 between NTERA-2R/NTERA-2 (79%) and NCCIT-R/NCCIT (64%), and 3 and 4, respectively, between these two cell lines and 2102EP-R/2102EP (about 27%). Only the has-miR-10b involved in breast cancer invasion and metastasis and has-miR-512-3p appeared to be up-regulated (2-3-fold) in all three cell lines. The hsa-miR-371-373 cluster (counteracting cellular senescence and linked with differentiation potency), as well as hsa-miR-520c/-520h (inhibiting the tumor suppressor p21) were 3.9-16.3 fold up-regulated in two of the three cisplatin resistant cell lines. Several new micro-RNA species missing an annotation towards cisplatin resistance could be identified. These were hsa-miR-512-3p/-515/-517/-518/-525 (up to 8.1-fold up-regulated) and hsa-miR-99a/-100/-145 (up to 10-fold down-regulated). Conclusion Examining almost all known human micro-RNA species confirmed the miR-371-373 cluster as a promising target for explaining cisplatin resistance, potentially by counteracting wild-type P53 induced senescence or linking it with the potency to differentiate. Moreover, we describe for the first time an association of the up-regulation of micro-RNA species such as hsa-miR-512-3p/-515/-517/-518/-525 and down-regulation of hsa-miR-99a/-100/-145 with a cisplatin resistant phenotype in human germ cell tumors. Further functional analyses are warranted to gain insight into their role in drug resistance.
    Keywords: Cisplatin -- Health Aspects ; Cisplatin -- Research ; Gene Expression -- Research ; Microrna -- Physiological Aspects ; Microrna -- Research ; Cell Lines -- Physiological Aspects ; Cell Lines -- Research
    ISSN: 1476-4598
    Source: Cengage Learning, Inc.
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  • 10
    Language: English
    In: The Journal of Urology, April 2013, Vol.189(4), pp.e289-e289
    Keywords: Medicine
    ISSN: 0022-5347
    E-ISSN: 1527-3792
    Source: ScienceDirect Journals (Elsevier)
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