Adam Aron

InstitutionUniversity of California San Diego
Address9500 Gilman Drive #0109
La Jolla CA 92093
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    Stopping behavior and interrupting cognition via subthalamic nucleus
    NIH/NINDS R01NS106822May 15, 2018 - Apr 30, 2023
    Role: Principal Investigator
    How stopping movement affects working memory
    NIH/NINDS R21NS085543Sep 30, 2013 - Aug 31, 2015
    Role: Principal Investigator
    NIH/NIDA R01DA026452Apr 1, 2009 - May 31, 2019
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Finzi RD, Postle BR, Brady TF, Aron A. Unexpected events disrupt visuomotor working memory and increase guessing. Psychon Bull Rev. 2018 Apr; 25(2):651-657. PMID: 28577274.
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    2. Moore BD, Aron A, Tandon N. Closed-loop intracranial stimulation alters movement timing in humans. Brain Stimul. 2018 Mar 08. PMID: 29598890.
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    3. Ghahremani A, Wessel JR, Udupa K, Neagu B, Zhuang P, Saha U, Kalia SK, Hodaie M, Lozano AM, Aron A, Chen R. Stopping and slowing manual and spoken responses: Similar oscillatory signatures recorded from the subthalamic nucleus. Brain Lang. 2018 Jan; 176:1-10. PMID: 29125966.
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    4. Bartoli E, Aron A, Tandon N. Topography and timing of activity in right inferior frontal cortex and anterior insula for stopping movement. Hum Brain Mapp. 2018 Jan; 39(1):189-203. PMID: 29024235.
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    5. Wagner J, Wessel JR, Ghahremani A, Aron A. Establishing a Right Frontal Beta Signature for Stopping Action in Scalp EEG: Implications for Testing Inhibitory Control in Other Task Contexts. J Cogn Neurosci. 2018 Jan; 30(1):107-118. PMID: 28880766.
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    6. Fife KH, Gutierrez-Reed NA, Zell V, Bailly J, Lewis CM, Aron A, Hnasko TS. Causal role for the subthalamic nucleus in interrupting behavior. Elife. 2017 07 25; 6. PMID: 28742497.
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    7. Marini F, Scott J, Aron A, Ester EF. Task-irrelevant distractors in the delay period interfere selectively with visual short-term memory for spatial locations. Atten Percept Psychophys. 2017 Jul; 79(5):1384-1392. PMID: 28439791.
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    8. Wessel JR, Aron A. On the Globality of Motor Suppression: Unexpected Events and Their Influence on Behavior and Cognition. Neuron. 2017 Jan 18; 93(2):259-280. PMID: 28103476.
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    9. Aron A, Herz DM, Brown P, Forstmann BU, Zaghloul K. Frontosubthalamic Circuits for Control of Action and Cognition. J Neurosci. 2016 Nov 09; 36(45):11489-11495. PMID: 27911752.
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    10. Wessel JR, Ghahremani A, Udupa K, Saha U, Kalia SK, Hodaie M, Lozano AM, Aron A, Chen R. Stop-related subthalamic beta activity indexes global motor suppression in Parkinson's disease. Mov Disord. 2016 Dec; 31(12):1846-1853. PMID: 27474845.
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    11. Freeman SM, Itthipuripat S, Aron A. High Working Memory Load Increases Intracortical Inhibition in Primary Motor Cortex and Diminishes the Motor Affordance Effect. J Neurosci. 2016 05 18; 36(20):5544-55. PMID: 27194334.
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    12. Wessel JR, Jenkinson N, Brittain JS, Voets SH, Aziz TZ, Aron A. Surprise disrupts cognition via a fronto-basal ganglia suppressive mechanism. Nat Commun. 2016 Apr 18; 7:11195. PMID: 27088156; PMCID: PMC4837448.
    13. Wessel JR, Tonnesen AL, Aron A. Stimulus devaluation induced by action stopping is greater for explicit value representations. Front Psychol. 2015; 6:1640. PMID: 26579025; PMCID: PMC4623464.
    14. Freeman SM, Aron A. Withholding a Reward-driven Action: Studies of the Rise and Fall of Motor Activation and the Effect of Cognitive Depletion. J Cogn Neurosci. 2016 Feb; 28(2):237-51. PMID: 26469745.
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    15. Aron A, Cai W, Badre D, Robbins TW. Evidence Supports Specific Braking Function for Inferior PFC. Trends Cogn Sci. 2015 Dec; 19(12):711-712. PMID: 26482801.
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    16. Swann NC, de Hemptinne C, Aron A, Ostrem JL, Knight RT, Starr PA. Elevated synchrony in Parkinson disease detected with electroencephalography. Ann Neurol. 2015 Nov; 78(5):742-50. PMID: 26290353; PMCID: PMC4623949 [Available on 11/01/16].
    17. Majid DS, Lewis C, Aron A. Training voluntary motor suppression with real-time feedback of motor evoked potentials. J Neurophysiol. 2015 May 01; 113(9):3446-52. PMID: 25744889; PMCID: PMC4455572.
    18. Freeman SM, Alvernaz D, Tonnesen A, Linderman D, Aron A. Suppressing a motivationally-triggered action tendency engages a response control mechanism that prevents future provocation. Neuropsychologia. 2015 Feb; 68:218-31. PMID: 25592370; PMCID: PMC4420638.
    19. Aron A, Robbins TW, Poldrack RA. Right inferior frontal cortex: addressing the rebuttals. Front Hum Neurosci. 2014; 8:905. PMID: 25426053; PMCID: PMC4227507.
    20. Wessel JR, Aron A. It's not too late: the onset of the frontocentral P3 indexes successful response inhibition in the stop-signal paradigm. Psychophysiology. 2015 Apr; 52(4):472-80. PMID: 25348645; PMCID: PMC4830357.
    21. Wessel JR, O'Doherty JP, Berkebile MM, Linderman D, Aron A. Stimulus devaluation induced by stopping action. J Exp Psychol Gen. 2014 Dec; 143(6):2316-29. PMID: 25313953; PMCID: PMC4244281.
    22. Wessel JR, Aron A. Inhibitory motor control based on complex stopping goals relies on the same brain network as simple stopping. Neuroimage. 2014 Dec; 103:225-234. PMID: 25270603.
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    23. Chiu YC, Cools R, Aron A. Opposing effects of appetitive and aversive cues on go/no-go behavior and motor excitability. J Cogn Neurosci. 2014 Aug; 26(8):1851-60. PMID: 24564469.
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    24. Aron A, Robbins TW, Poldrack RA. Inhibition and the right inferior frontal cortex: one decade on. Trends Cogn Sci. 2014 Apr; 18(4):177-85. PMID: 24440116.
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    25. Freeman SM, Razhas I, Aron A. Top-down response suppression mitigates action tendencies triggered by a motivating stimulus. Curr Biol. 2014 Jan 20; 24(2):212-6. PMID: 24412209; PMCID: PMC4396623.
    26. Wessel JR, Conner CR, Aron A, Tandon N. Chronometric electrical stimulation of right inferior frontal cortex increases motor braking. J Neurosci. 2013 Dec 11; 33(50):19611-9. PMID: 24336725; PMCID: PMC3858630.
    27. Wessel JR, Aron A. Unexpected events induce motor slowing via a brain mechanism for action-stopping with global suppressive effects. J Neurosci. 2013 Nov 20; 33(47):18481-91. PMID: 24259571; PMCID: PMC3834054.
    28. Majid DS, Cai W, Corey-Bloom J, Aron A. Proactive selective response suppression is implemented via the basal ganglia. J Neurosci. 2013 Aug 14; 33(33):13259-69. PMID: 23946385; PMCID: PMC3742918.
    29. George JS, Strunk J, Mak-McCully R, Houser M, Poizner H, Aron A. Dopaminergic therapy in Parkinson's disease decreases cortical beta band coherence in the resting state and increases cortical beta band power during executive control. Neuroimage Clin. 2013; 3:261-70. PMID: 24273711; PMCID: PMC3814961.
    30. Wessel JR, Reynoso HS, Aron A. Saccade suppression exerts global effects on the motor system. J Neurophysiol. 2013 Aug; 110(4):883-90. PMID: 23699058; PMCID: PMC3742979.
    31. Greenhouse I, Gould S, Houser M, Aron A. Stimulation of contacts in ventral but not dorsal subthalamic nucleus normalizes response switching in Parkinson's disease. Neuropsychologia. 2013 Jun; 51(7):1302-9. PMID: 23562963; PMCID: PMC4079723.
    32. Chiu YC, Aron A. Unconsciously triggered response inhibition requires an executive setting. J Exp Psychol Gen. 2014 Feb; 143(1):56-61. PMID: 23317085; PMCID: PMC3716851.
    33. Itthipuripat S, Wessel JR, Aron A. Frontal theta is a signature of successful working memory manipulation. Exp Brain Res. 2013 Jan; 224(2):255-62. PMID: 23109082; PMCID: PMC3536917.
    34. Swann NC, Tandon N, Pieters TA, Aron A. Intracranial electroencephalography reveals different temporal profiles for dorsal- and ventro-lateral prefrontal cortex in preparing to stop action. Cereb Cortex. 2013 Oct; 23(10):2479-88. PMID: 22879352.
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    35. Chiu YC, Aron A, Verbruggen F. Response suppression by automatic retrieval of stimulus-stop association: evidence from transcranial magnetic stimulation. J Cogn Neurosci. 2012 Sep; 24(9):1908-18. PMID: 22624606; PMCID: PMC4420637.
    36. Ghahremani DG, Lee B, Robertson CL, Tabibnia G, Morgan AT, De Shetler N, Brown AK, Monterosso JR, Aron A, Mandelkern MA, Poldrack RA, London ED. Striatal dopamine D2/D3 receptors mediate response inhibition and related activity in frontostriatal neural circuitry in humans. J Neurosci. 2012 May 23; 32(21):7316-24. PMID: 22623677; PMCID: PMC3517177.
    37. Cai W, George JS, Verbruggen F, Chambers CD, Aron A. The role of the right presupplementary motor area in stopping action: two studies with event-related transcranial magnetic stimulation. J Neurophysiol. 2012 Jul; 108(2):380-9. PMID: 22514296; PMCID: PMC3404792.
    38. Aron A, Obeso J. Is executive control used to compensate for involuntary movements in levodopa-induced dyskinesia? Mov Disord. 2012 Mar; 27(3):339-40. PMID: 22411844.
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    39. Cai W, Oldenkamp CL, Aron A. Stopping speech suppresses the task-irrelevant hand. Brain Lang. 2012 Mar; 120(3):412-5. PMID: 22206872; PMCID: PMC3533487.
    40. Cai W, George JS, Chambers CD, Stokes MG, Verbruggen F, Aron A. Stimulating deep cortical structures with the batwing coil: how to determine the intensity for transcranial magnetic stimulation using coil-cortex distance. J Neurosci Methods. 2012 Mar 15; 204(2):238-41. PMID: 22138632; PMCID: PMC3633572.
    41. Greenhouse I, Oldenkamp CL, Aron A. Stopping a response has global or nonglobal effects on the motor system depending on preparation. J Neurophysiol. 2012 Jan; 107(1):384-92. PMID: 22013239; PMCID: PMC3349702.
    42. Swann NC, Cai W, Conner CR, Pieters TA, Claffey MP, George JS, Aron A, Tandon N. Roles for the pre-supplementary motor area and the right inferior frontal gyrus in stopping action: electrophysiological responses and functional and structural connectivity. Neuroimage. 2012 Feb 01; 59(3):2860-70. PMID: 21979383; PMCID: PMC3322194.
    43. Majid DS, Aron A, Thompson W, Sheldon S, Hamza S, Stoffers D, Holland D, Goldstein J, Corey-Bloom J, Dale AM. Basal ganglia atrophy in prodromal Huntington's disease is detectable over one year using automated segmentation. Mov Disord. 2011 Dec; 26(14):2544-51. PMID: 21932302.
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    44. Seibert TM, Majid DS, Aron A, Corey-Bloom J, Brewer JB. Stability of resting fMRI interregional correlations analyzed in subject-native space: a one-year longitudinal study in healthy adults and premanifest Huntington's disease. Neuroimage. 2012 Feb 01; 59(3):2452-63. PMID: 21945695; PMCID: PMC3254727.
    45. Majid DS, Cai W, George JS, Verbruggen F, Aron A. Transcranial magnetic stimulation reveals dissociable mechanisms for global versus selective corticomotor suppression underlying the stopping of action. Cereb Cortex. 2012 Feb; 22(2):363-71. PMID: 21666129; PMCID: PMC3256406.
    46. Cai W, Oldenkamp CL, Aron A. A proactive mechanism for selective suppression of response tendencies. J Neurosci. 2011 Apr 20; 31(16):5965-9. PMID: 21508221; PMCID: PMC3111595.
    47. Swann N, Poizner H, Houser M, Gould S, Greenhouse I, Cai W, Strunk J, George J, Aron A. Deep brain stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus alters the cortical profile of response inhibition in the beta frequency band: a scalp EEG study in Parkinson's disease. J Neurosci. 2011 Apr 13; 31(15):5721-9. PMID: 21490213; PMCID: PMC3086079.
    48. Majid DS, Stoffers D, Sheldon S, Hamza S, Thompson WK, Goldstein J, Corey-Bloom J, Aron A. Automated structural imaging analysis detects premanifest Huntington's disease neurodegeneration within 1 year. Mov Disord. 2011 Jul; 26(8):1481-8. PMID: 21484871; PMCID: PMC3136652.
    49. Tabibnia G, Monterosso JR, Baicy K, Aron A, Poldrack RA, Chakrapani S, Lee B, London ED. Different forms of self-control share a neurocognitive substrate. J Neurosci. 2011 Mar 30; 31(13):4805-10. PMID: 21451018; PMCID: PMC3096483.
    50. Greenhouse I, Gould S, Houser M, Hicks G, Gross J, Aron A. Stimulation at dorsal and ventral electrode contacts targeted at the subthalamic nucleus has different effects on motor and emotion functions in Parkinson's disease. Neuropsychologia. 2011 Feb; 49(3):528-34. PMID: 21184765.
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    51. Gupta N, Aron A. Urges for food and money spill over into motor system excitability before action is taken. Eur J Neurosci. 2011 Jan; 33(1):183-8. PMID: 21091805; PMCID: PMC4420634.
    52. Aron A. From reactive to proactive and selective control: developing a richer model for stopping inappropriate responses. Biol Psychiatry. 2011 Jun 15; 69(12):e55-68. PMID: 20932513; PMCID: PMC3039712.
    53. Verbruggen F, Aron A, Stevens MA, Chambers CD. Theta burst stimulation dissociates attention and action updating in human inferior frontal cortex. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Aug 03; 107(31):13966-71. PMID: 20631303; PMCID: PMC2922216.
    54. Jahfari S, Stinear CM, Claffey M, Verbruggen F, Aron A. Responding with restraint: what are the neurocognitive mechanisms? J Cogn Neurosci. 2010 Jul; 22(7):1479-92. PMID: 19583473; PMCID: PMC2952035.
    55. Congdon E, Mumford JA, Cohen JR, Galvan A, Aron A, Xue G, Miller E, Poldrack RA. Engagement of large-scale networks is related to individual differences in inhibitory control. Neuroimage. 2010 Nov 01; 53(2):653-63. PMID: 20600962; PMCID: PMC2930099.
    56. Rizk-Jackson A, Stoffers D, Sheldon S, Kuperman J, Dale A, Goldstein J, Corey-Bloom J, Poldrack RA, Aron A. Evaluating imaging biomarkers for neurodegeneration in pre-symptomatic Huntington's disease using machine learning techniques. Neuroimage. 2011 May 15; 56(2):788-96. PMID: 20451620.
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    57. Claffey MP, Sheldon S, Stinear CM, Verbruggen F, Aron A. Having a goal to stop action is associated with advance control of specific motor representations. Neuropsychologia. 2010 Jan; 48(2):541-8. PMID: 19879283; PMCID: PMC2813913.
    58. Swann N, Tandon N, Canolty R, Ellmore TM, McEvoy LK, Dreyer S, DiSano M, Aron A. Intracranial EEG reveals a time- and frequency-specific role for the right inferior frontal gyrus and primary motor cortex in stopping initiated responses. J Neurosci. 2009 Oct 07; 29(40):12675-85. PMID: 19812342; PMCID: PMC2801605.
    59. Aron A, Verbruggen F. Stop the presses: dissociating a selective from a global mechanism for stopping. Psychol Sci. 2008 Nov; 19(11):1146-53. PMID: 19076487.
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    60. Aron A. Introducing a special issue on stopping action and cognition. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2009 May; 33(5):611-2. PMID: 18977244.
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    61. Xue G, Aron A, Poldrack RA. Common neural substrates for inhibition of spoken and manual responses. Cereb Cortex. 2008 Aug; 18(8):1923-32. PMID: 18245044.
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    62. Aron A, Durston S, Eagle DM, Logan GD, Stinear CM, Stuphorn V. Converging evidence for a fronto-basal-ganglia network for inhibitory control of action and cognition. J Neurosci. 2007 Oct 31; 27(44):11860-4. PMID: 17978025.
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    63. Tohka J, Foerde K, Aron A, Tom SM, Toga AW, Poldrack RA. Automatic independent component labeling for artifact removal in fMRI. Neuroimage. 2008 Feb 01; 39(3):1227-45. PMID: 18042495; PMCID: PMC2374836.
    64. Aron A. The neural basis of inhibition in cognitive control. Neuroscientist. 2007 Jun; 13(3):214-28. PMID: 17519365.
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    65. Aron A, Behrens TE, Smith S, Frank MJ, Poldrack RA. Triangulating a cognitive control network using diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and functional MRI. J Neurosci. 2007 Apr 04; 27(14):3743-52. PMID: 17409238.
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    66. Clark L, Blackwell AD, Aron A, Turner DC, Dowson J, Robbins TW, Sahakian BJ. Association between response inhibition and working memory in adult ADHD: a link to right frontal cortex pathology? Biol Psychiatry. 2007 Jun 15; 61(12):1395-401. PMID: 17046725.
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    67. Aron A, Poldrack RA. Cortical and subcortical contributions to Stop signal response inhibition: role of the subthalamic nucleus. J Neurosci. 2006 Mar 01; 26(9):2424-33. PMID: 16510720.
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    68. Aron A, Gluck MA, Poldrack RA. Long-term test-retest reliability of functional MRI in a classification learning task. Neuroimage. 2006 Feb 01; 29(3):1000-6. PMID: 16139527; PMCID: PMC1630684.
    69. Monterosso JR, Aron A, Cordova X, Xu J, London ED. Deficits in response inhibition associated with chronic methamphetamine abuse. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2005 Aug 01; 79(2):273-7. PMID: 15967595.
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    70. Aron A, Poldrack RA. The cognitive neuroscience of response inhibition: relevance for genetic research in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Biol Psychiatry. 2005 Jun 01; 57(11):1285-92. PMID: 15950000.
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    71. Aron A, Monsell S, Sahakian BJ, Robbins TW. A componential analysis of task-switching deficits associated with lesions of left and right frontal cortex. Brain. 2004 Jul; 127(Pt 7):1561-73. PMID: 15090477.
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    72. Aron A, Robbins TW, Poldrack RA. Inhibition and the right inferior frontal cortex. Trends Cogn Sci. 2004 Apr; 8(4):170-7. PMID: 15050513.
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    73. Aron A, Dowson JH, Sahakian BJ, Robbins TW. Methylphenidate improves response inhibition in adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Biol Psychiatry. 2003 Dec 15; 54(12):1465-8. PMID: 14675812.
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    74. Aron A, Watkins L, Sahakian BJ, Monsell S, Barker RA, Robbins TW. Task-set switching deficits in early-stage Huntington's disease: implications for basal ganglia function. J Cogn Neurosci. 2003 Jul 01; 15(5):629-42. PMID: 12965037.
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    75. Turner DC, Robbins TW, Clark L, Aron A, Dowson J, Sahakian BJ. Relative lack of cognitive effects of methylphenidate in elderly male volunteers. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2003 Aug; 168(4):455-64. PMID: 12734634.
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    76. Aron A, Fletcher PC, Bullmore ET, Sahakian BJ, Robbins TW. Stop-signal inhibition disrupted by damage to right inferior frontal gyrus in humans. Nat Neurosci. 2003 Feb; 6(2):115-6. PMID: 12536210.
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    77. Aron A, Sahakian BJ, Robbins TW. Distractibility during selection-for-action: differential deficits in Huntington's disease and following frontal lobe damage. Neuropsychologia. 2003; 41(9):1137-47. PMID: 12753954.
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    78. Turner DC, Robbins TW, Clark L, Aron A, Dowson J, Sahakian BJ. Cognitive enhancing effects of modafinil in healthy volunteers. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2003 Jan; 165(3):260-9. PMID: 12417966.
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