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  1. ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY VERIFICATION REPORT: PAINT OVERSPRAY ARRESTOR, AAF INTERNATIONAL DRIPAK 90-95%

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    The report gives results of March 26-29, 1999, tests of AAF International's DriPak 90-95% paint overspray arrestor (POA) as part of an evaluation of POAs by EPA's Air Pollution Control Technology (APCT) Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) Program. The basic performance fa...

  2. Deployment of ARM Aerial Facility (AAF) Scanning Mobility Particle Sizer Field Campaign Report

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    Wang, J. [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)

    2016-03-31

    Atmospheric aerosols influence global climate by scattering and absorbing sunlight (direct effects) and by changing the microphysical structure, lifetime, and coverage of clouds (indirect effects). While it is widely accepted that aerosol indirect effects act to cool the Earth-atmosphere system by increasing cloud reflectivity and coverage, the magnitudes of the indirect effects are poorly quantified. One key aerosol property for understanding aerosol indirect effects is the ability of aerosol particles to form cloud droplets at atmospheric relevant supersaturations—i.e., cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) activity. For particles consisting of typical atmospheric inorganic compounds, their CCN activity is well understood and can be effectively predicted using Köhler theory based on physicochemical properties of the solute, such as its mass, molar volume, and activity coefficient. However, atmospheric aerosols often consist of hundreds of organic species, which can contribute ~20-90% to the total fine aerosol mass. Depending on their properties, organic species can significantly influence the ability of aerosol particles to act as CCN and form cloud droplets. This project focuses on the CCN activity of secondary organic aerosol compounds formed from key biogenic volatile organic compounds (VOCs) under representative conditions, and the relationship between the hygroscopicity and composition of organic aerosols. The ARM Aerial Facility (AAF) scanning mobility particles sizer (SMPS) was deployed during a ~ 6 week intensive measurement campaign, taking place June 15-July 31 2015 at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) Environmental Simulation Chamber. The SMPS was operated with a CCN counter. Aerosol particles were first classified by the differential mobility analyzer inside the SMPS; the classified aerosol will then be simultaneously characterized by a condensation particle counter (part of the SMPS) and the CCN counter.

  3. Oval cell response is attenuated by depletion of liver resident macrophages in the 2-AAF/partial hepatectomy rat.

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    Shuai Xiang

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND/AIMS: Macrophages are known to play an important role in hepatocyte mediated liver regeneration by secreting inflammatory mediators. However, there is little information available on the role of resident macrophages in oval cell mediated liver regeneration. In the present study we aimed to investigate the role of macrophages in oval cell expansion induced by 2-acetylaminofluorene/partial hepatectomy (2-AAF/PH in rats. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: We depleted macrophages in the liver of 2-AAF/PH treated rats by injecting liposome encapsulated clodronate 48 hours before PH. Regeneration of remnant liver mass, as well as proliferation and differentiation of oval cells were measured. We found that macrophage-depleted rats suffered higher mortality and liver transaminase levels. We also showed that depletion of macrophages yielded a significant decrease of EPCAM and PCK positive oval cells in immunohistochemical stained liver sections 9 days after PH. Meanwhile, oval cell differentiation was also attenuated as a result of macrophage depletion, as large foci of small basophilic hepatocytes were observed by day 9 following hepatectomy in control rats whereas they were almost absent in macrophage depleted rats. Accordingly, real-time polymerase chain reaction analysis showed lower expression of albumin mRNA in macrophage depleted livers. Then we assessed whether macrophage depletion may affect hepatic production of stimulating cytokines for liver regeneration. We showed that macrophage-depletion significantly inhibited hepatic expression of tumor necrosis factor-α and interleukin-6, along with a lack of signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 phosphorylation during the early period following hepatectomy. CONCLUSIONS: These data indicate that macrophages play an important role in oval cell mediated liver regeneration in the 2-AAF/PH model.

  4. Participation of liver progenitor cells in liver regeneration: lack of evidence in the AAF/PH rat model.

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    Dusabineza, Ange-Clarisse; Van Hul, Noémi K; Abarca-Quinones, Jorge; Starkel, Peter; Najimi, Mustapha; Leclercq, Isabelle A

    2012-01-01

    When hepatocyte proliferation is impaired, liver progenitor cells (LPC) are activated to participate in liver regeneration. We used the 2-acetaminofluorene/partial hepatectomy (AAF/PH) model to evaluate the contribution of LPC to liver cell replacement and function restoration. Fischer rats subjected to AAF/PH (or PH alone) were investigated 7, 10 and 14 days post-hepatectomy. Liver mass recovery (LMR) was estimated, and the liver mass to body weight ratio calculated. We used serum albumin and bilirubin levels, and liver albumin mRNA levels to assess the liver function. LPC expansion was analyzed by cytokeratin 19 (CK19), glutathione S-transferase protein (GSTp) immunohistochemistry and by CK19, CD133, transforming growth factor-β1 and hepatocyte growth factor mRNA expression in livers. Cell proliferation was evaluated by Ki67 and BrdU immunostaining. Compared with PH alone where LMR was ∼100% 14 days post-PH, LMR was defective in AAF/PH rats (64.1±15.5%, P=0.0004). LPC expansion was scarce in PH livers (0.5±0.4% of CK19(+) area), but significant in AAF/PH livers (8.5±7.2% of CK19(+)), and inversely correlated to LMR (r(2)=0.63, PPH animals presented liver failure (low serum albumin and high serum bilirubin) 14 days post-PH. Compared with animals with preserved function, this was associated with a lower LMR (50±6.8 vs 74.6±9.4%, P=0.0005), a decreased liver to body weight ratio (2±0.3 vs 3.5±0.6%, P=0.001), and a larger LPC expansion such as proliferating Ki67(+) LPC covered 17.4±4.2% of the liver parenchyma vs 3.1±1.5%, (Plivers with preserved function. These observations suggest that, in this model, the efficient recovery of the liver function was ensured rather by the proliferation of mature hepatocytes than by the LPC expansion and differentiation into hepatocytes.

  5. Aggregative adherence fimbriae I (AAF/I) mediate colonization of fresh produce and abiotic surface by Shiga toxigenic enteroaggregative Escherichia coli O104:H4

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    The Shiga toxigenic Escherichia coli O104:H4 bares the characteristics of both enterohemorrhagic (EHEC) and enteroaggregative (EAEC) E. coli. It produces plasmid encoded aggregative adherence fimbriae I (AAF/I) which mediate cell aggregation and biofilm formation in human intestine and promote Shiga...

  6. Inhibition of Notch signaling affects hepatic oval cell response in rat model of 2AAF-PH

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    Darwiche H

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Houda Darwiche, Seh-Hoon Oh, Nicole C Steiger-Luther, Jennifer M Williams, Dana G Pintilie, Thomas D Shupe, Bryon E PetersenDepartment of Pathology, Immunology, and Laboratory Medicine, Program in Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USABackground and aims: Activation of the oval cell compartment occurs in the liver when hepatocytes are functionally compromised and/or unable to divide. Our goal was to investigate the systemic signals responsible for determining the efficiency of oval cell-mediated liver regeneration, focusing on the Notch signaling cascade.Methods: The established oval cell induction protocol of 2-acetylaminofluorine (2-AAF implantation followed by 70% surgical resection of the liver (partial hepatectomy, PH was employed in a rat model. This oval cell induction model was further combined with injections of a γ-secretase inhibitor (GSI XX to examine the effects of Notch inhibition on oval cell-aided regeneration of the liver.Results: Notch signaling was found to be upregulated at the peak of oval cell induction during 2AAF-PH alone. Treatment with GSI XX led to interruption of the Notch signal, as shown by a decrease in expression of Hes1. While there was a robust oval cell response seen at day 11 post-PH, there was a measurable delay in differentiation when Notch was inhibited. This was confirmed morphologically as well as by immunohistochemistry for the oval cell markers, α-fetoprotein, OV-6, and CK19. The hepatocytes seen at day 22 demonstrated an enhanced hepatocellular mitoinhibition index (p21Waf1/Ki67, suggestive of dysregulated proliferation and cell cycle progression. Moreover, these hepatocytes exhibited decreased expression of hepatocyte functional markers, such as cytochrome P450 and glucose-6-phosphatase-α.Conclusion: Taken together, these results identify the Notch signaling pathway as a potent regulator of differentiation and proliferation in

  7. The fermentation stress response protein Aaf1p/Yml081Wp regulates acetate production in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

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    Christopher J Walkey

    Full Text Available The production of acetic acid during wine fermentation is a critical issue for wineries since the sensory quality of a wine can be affected by the amount of acetic acid it contains. We found that the C2H2-type zinc-finger transcription factor YML081Wp regulated the mRNA levels of ALD4 and ALD6, which encode a cytosolic acetaldehyde dehydrogenase (ACDH and a mitochondrial ACDH, respectively. These enzymes produce acetate from acetaldehyde as part of the pyruvate dehydrogenase bypass. This regulation was also reflected in the protein levels of Ald4p and Ald6p, as well as total ACDH activity. In the absence of ALD6, YML081W had no effect on acetic acid levels, suggesting that this transcription factor's effects are mediated primarily through this gene. lacZ reporter assays revealed that Yml081wp stimulates ALD6 transcription, in large part from a GAGGGG element 590 base pairs upstream of the translation start site. The non-annotated ORF YML081W therefore encodes a transcription factor that regulates acetate production in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. We propose AAF1 as a gene name for the YML081W ORF.

  8. Direct in vivo cell lineage analysis in the retrorsine and 2AAF models of liver injury after genetic labeling in adult and newborn rats.

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    Virginie Pichard

    Full Text Available BACKGROUNDS AND AIMS: When hepatocyte proliferation is impaired, liver regeneration proceeds from the division of non parenchymal hepatocyte progenitors. Oval cells and Small Hepatocyte-like Progenitor Cells (SHPCs represent the two most studied examples of such epithelial cells with putative stem cell capacity. In the present study we wished to compare the origin of SHPCs proliferating after retrorsine administration to the one of oval cells observed after 2-Acetyl-Amino fluorene (2-AAF treatment. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: We used retroviral-mediated nlslacZ genetic labeling of dividing cells to study the fate of cells in the liver. Labeling was performed either in adult rats before treatment or in newborn animals. Labeled cells were identified and characterised by immunohistochemistry. In adult-labeled animals, labeling was restricted to mature hepatocytes. Retrorsine treatment did not modify the overall number of labeled cells in the liver whereas after 2-AAF administration unlabeled oval cells were recorded and the total number of labeled cells decreased significantly. When labeling was performed in newborn rats, results after retrorsine administration were identical to those obtained in adult-labeled rats. In contrast, in the 2-AAF regimen numerous labeled oval cells were present and were able to generate new labeled hepatocytes. Furthermore, we also observed labeled biliary tracts in 2-AAF treated rats. CONCLUSIONS: Our results strongly suggest that SHPCs are derived from hepatocytes and we confirm that SHPCs and oval cells do not share the same origin. We also show that hepatic progenitors are labeled in newborn rats suggesting future directions for in vivo lineage studies.

  9. Vitamin K2-enhanced liver regeneration is associated with oval cell expansion and up-regulation of matrilin-2 expression in 2-AAF/PH rat model.

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    Lin, M; Sun, P; Zhang, G; Xu, X; Liu, G; Miao, H; Yang, Y; Xu, H; Zhang, L; Wu, P; Li, M

    2014-03-01

    Normal liver has a great potential of regenerative capacity after partial hepatectomy. In clinic, however, most patients receiving partial hepatectomy are usually suffering from chronic liver diseases with severely damaged hepatocyte population. Under these conditions, activation of hepatic progenitor cell (oval cell in rodents) population might be considered as an alternative mean to enhance liver functional recovery. Vitamin K2 has been shown to promote liver functional recovery in patients with liver cirrhosis. In this study, we explored the possibility of vitamin K2 treatment in activating hepatic oval cell for liver regeneration with the classic 2-acetamido-fluorene/partial hepatectomy (2-AAF/PH) model in Sprague-Dawley rats. In 2-AAF/PH animals, vitamin K2 treatment induced a dose-dependent increase of liver regeneration as assessed by the weight ratio of remnant liver versus whole body and by measuring serum albumin level. In parallel, a drastic expansion of oval cell population as assessed by anti-OV6 and anti-CK19 immunostaining was noticed in the periportal zone of the remnant liver. Since matrilin-2 was linked to oval cell proliferation and liver regeneration after partial hepatectomy, we assessed its expression at both the mRNA and protein levels. The results revealed a significant increase after vitamin K2 treatment in parallel with the expansion of oval cell population. Consistently, knocking down matrilin-2 expression in vivo largely reduced vitamin K2-induced liver regeneration and oval cell proliferation in 2-AAF/PH animals. In conclusion, these data suggest that vitamin K2 treatment enhances liver regeneration after partial hepatectomy, which is associated with oval cell expansion and matrilin-2 up-regulation.

  10. Insulin-like growth factor binding protein-3 is required for the regulation of rat oval cell proliferation and differentiation in the 2AAF/PHX model

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    Nicole C Steiger-Luther

    2010-02-01

    RNA (siRNA treated animals determined that expression of TGFβ family members, including TGF-βRII and Smads 2–4, were significantly downregulated compared to animals at day 9 post-PHx alone or animals that received negative control siRNA. In conclusion, IGFBP-3 may function as a potent chemoattractant of oval cells during specific types of liver regeneration and may be involved in regulating oval cell proliferation and differentiation in vivo via the TGF-β pathway.Keywords: hepatic stem cells, transforming growth factor-beta, N-2-acetylaminofluorene (2AAF, partial hepatectomy (PHx

  11. 76 FR 14421 - Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments Program-Contract Rent Annual Adjustment Factors (AAFs...

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    2011-03-16

    ... rent for a comparable unassisted unit of similar quality, type and age in the market area. 42 U.S.C... the unassisted market. Since HUD pays the full amount of any rent increases for assisted tenants... discount.'' Turnover is lower in assisted properties than in the unassisted market, so the effect of...

  12. ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY VERIFICATION REPORT: PAINT OVERSPRAY ARRESTOR, AAF INTERNATIONAL DRI-PAK 40-45%

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    Paint overspray arrestors (POAs) were evaluated by the Air Pollution Control Technology (APCT) pilot of the Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) Program. The performance factor verified was the particle filtration efficiency as a function of size for particles smaller than...

  13. Insulin-like growth factor binding protein-3 is required for the regulation of rat oval cell proliferation and differentiation in the 2AAF/PHX model

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    Steiger-Luther, Nicole C; Darwiche, Houda; Oh, Seh-Hoon; Williams, Jennifer M.; PETERSEN, BRYON E.

    2010-01-01

    Oval cell-mediated liver regeneration is a highly complex process that involves the coordination of several signaling factors, chemokines and cytokines to allow for proper maintenance of the liver architecture. When hepatocyte proliferation is inhibited, an hepatic stem cell population, often referred to as “oval cells”, is activated to aid in liver regeneration. The function of insulin-like growth factor binding protein-3 (IGFBP-3) during this process of oval cell activation is of particular...

  14. Biomonitoring of genotoxic exposure among stainless steel welders

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    Knudsen, Lisbeth E.; Boisen, T; Christensen, J M;

    1992-01-01

    -AAF)-induced UDS was lower in 23 never-smoking welders than in 19 unexposed never-smokers. Smoking was a confounding factor resulting in significantly higher CA, SCE, NA-AAF binding to DNA and mutagenic activity in urine. Age was also a confounder: CA, SCE, NA-AAF binding to DNA and UDS increased significantly...

  15. Structural insight into host recognition by aggregative adherence fimbriae of enteroaggregative Escherichia coli.

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    Andrea A Berry

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Enteroaggregative Escherichia coli (EAEC is a leading cause of acute and persistent diarrhea worldwide. A recently emerged Shiga-toxin-producing strain of EAEC resulted in significant mortality and morbidity due to progressive development of hemolytic-uremic syndrome. The attachment of EAEC to the human intestinal mucosa is mediated by aggregative adherence fimbria (AAF. Using X-ray crystallography and NMR structures, we present new atomic resolution insight into the structure of AAF variant I from the strain that caused the deadly outbreak in Germany in 2011, and AAF variant II from archetype strain 042, and propose a mechanism for AAF-mediated adhesion and biofilm formation. Our work shows that major subunits of AAF assemble into linear polymers by donor strand complementation where a single minor subunit is inserted at the tip of the polymer by accepting the donor strand from the terminal major subunit. Whereas the minor subunits of AAF have a distinct conserved structure, AAF major subunits display large structural differences, affecting the overall pilus architecture. These structures suggest a mechanism for AAF-mediated adhesion and biofilm formation. Binding experiments using wild type and mutant subunits (NMR and SPR and bacteria (ELISA revealed that despite the structural differences AAF recognize a common receptor, fibronectin, by employing clusters of basic residues at the junction between subunits in the pilus. We show that AAF-fibronectin attachment is based primarily on electrostatic interactions, a mechanism not reported previously for bacterial adhesion to biotic surfaces.

  16. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-CPOR-01-1987 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available musculus] gb|AAF14225.1|AF109159_1 duffy antigen/receptor for chemokine glycoprotein [Mus musculus] gb|AAP42463.1| Duffy...CBRC-CPOR-01-1987 gb|AAF08328.1|U88431_1 Duffy-antigen receptor for chemokines [Mus... blood group antigen [Mus musculus] gb|EDL38993.1| Duffy blood group, chemokine receptor, isoform CRA_b [Mus musculus] AAF08328.1 1e-98 55% ...

  17. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-RNOR-13-0118 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available musculus] gb|AAF14225.1|AF109159_1 duffy antigen/receptor for chemokine glycoprotein [Mus musculus] gb|AAP42463.1| Duffy...CBRC-RNOR-13-0118 gb|AAF08328.1|U88431_1 Duffy-antigen receptor for chemokines [Mus... blood group antigen [Mus musculus] gb|EDL38993.1| Duffy blood group, chemokine receptor, isoform CRA_b [Mus musculus] AAF08328.1 1e-152 79% ...

  18. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-MMUS-01-0083 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available musculus] gb|AAF14225.1|AF109159_1 duffy antigen/receptor for chemokine glycoprotein [Mus musculus] gb|AAP42463.1| Duffy...CBRC-MMUS-01-0083 gb|AAF08328.1|U88431_1 Duffy-antigen receptor for chemokines [Mus... blood group antigen [Mus musculus] gb|EDL38993.1| Duffy blood group, chemokine receptor, isoform CRA_b [Mus musculus] AAF08328.1 0.0 97% ...

  19. Identification of cell surface-exposed proteins involved in the fimbria-mediated adherence of enteroaggregative Escherichia coli to intestinal cells.

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    Izquierdo, Mariana; Navarro-Garcia, Fernando; Nava-Acosta, Raul; Nataro, James P; Ruiz-Perez, Fernando; Farfan, Mauricio J

    2014-04-01

    Fimbria-mediated adherence to the intestinal epithelia is a key step in enteroaggregative Escherichia coli (EAEC) pathogenesis. To date, four fimbriae have been described for EAEC; aggregative adherence fimbria II (AAF/II) is the most important adherence factor for EAEC prototype strain 042. Previously, we described results showing that extracellular matrix (ECM) components might be involved in the recognition of AAF/II fimbriae by intestinal cells. In this study, we sought to identify novel potential receptors on intestinal epithelial cells recognized by the AAF/II fimbriae. Purified AafA-dsc protein, the major subunit of AAF/II fimbriae, was incubated with a monolayer of T84 cells, cross-linked to the surface-exposed T84 cell proteins, and immunoprecipitated by using anti-AafA antibodies. Liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) analysis of cellular proteins bound to AafA-dsc protein identified laminin (previously recognized as a potential receptor for AAF/II) and cytokeratin 8 (CK8). Involvement of the major subunit of AAF/II fimbriae (AafA protein) in the binding to recombinant CK8 was confirmed by adherence assays with purified AAF/II fimbriae, AafA-dsc protein, and strain 042. Moreover, HEp-2 cells transfected with CK8 small interfering RNA (siRNA) showed reduced 042 adherence compared with cells transfected with scrambled siRNA as a control. Adherence of 042 to HEp-2 cells preincubated with antibodies against ECM proteins or CK8 was substantially reduced. Altogether, our results supported the idea of a role of CK8 as a potential receptor for EAEC.

  20. Influence of an oligodendroglial component on the survival of patients with anaplastic astrocytomas: a report of radiation therapy oncology group 83-02

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    Purpose: Seven percent of patients with high grade gliomas enrolled in RTOG 83-02 had mixed astrocytoma/oligodenroglial elements on central pathology review. It has often been assumed that the most aggressive histologic component of a tumor determines biologic behavior; however in this trial, the survival of patients who had mixed glioblastomas/oligodenrogliomas was significantly longer than that of patients with pure glioblastomas (GBM). We therefore evaluated the effect of an oligodendroglial component on the survival of patients who had anaplastic astrocytomas (AAF) treated in the same trial. Methods and Materials: One hundred nine patients who had AAF and 24 patients with mixed AAF/oligodendrogliomas (AAF/OL) were enrolled in a Phase I/II trial of randomized dose-escalation hyper fractioned radiotherapy plus BCNU. AAF/OL patients were older and more likely to have had more aggressive surgery than AAF patients. Other pretreatment characteristics were balanced between groups, as was assigned treatment. Results: The median survival time for AAF was 3.0 years versus 7.3 years for AAF/OL (p = 0.019). In a multivariate analysis, adjusting for extent of surgical resection and age, an oligodendroglial component was an independent prognostic factor for survival. Conclusion: The results support the concept that AAFs with an oligodendroglial component have a better prognosis than pure AAF tumors, similar to the effect seen among patients with glioblastoma multiforme tumors. This better survival outcome should be taken into consideration in the design and stratification of future trials. Additionally, in contrast to patients with GBMs, patients who have AAF/OL have the potential for prolonged survival; therefore, late sequelae of treatment (both radiation and chemotherapy) must be weighed more heavily in the benefits to risks analysis

  1. Effects of Perceived Racism and Sexism on Psychological Well Being and the Moderating Effects of Identity Development among African and European American College Students.

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    Highlen, Pamela S.; Tom, David M.; Ashton, Kathleen R.; Thompson, Kenya I.

    The combined and singular effects of racism and sexism on African American females (AAF), males (AAM), and European American females (EAF) are examined with identity development as a moderator of psychological well being. Samples of AAF, AAM, EAF and a control group of European American Males (EAM) completed counterbalanced instruments that…

  2. The effect of activating solution on the mechanical strength, reaction rate, mineralogy, and microstructure of alkali-activated fly ash

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    Ma, Y.; Hu. J.; Ye, G.

    2012-01-01

    Alkali-activated fly ash (AAF) is a promising material that exhibits comparable material properties as cement-based materials but with much less CO2 emission. In the present work, the effect of activating solution (SiO2 and Na2O content) on the performance of AAF was studied by means of isothermal c

  3. 77 FR 22340 - Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments Program-Annual Adjustment Factors, Fiscal Year 2012

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    2012-04-13

    ... Statistics Consumer Price Index (CPI) survey. These factors are applied at Housing Assistance Payment (HAP... no need to differentiate the AAF by use. A separate Federal Register Notice will be published that.... There are three categories of Section 8 programs that use the AAFs: Category 1--The Section 8...

  4. 78 FR 30322 - Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments Program-Annual Adjustment Factors, Fiscal Year 2013

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    2013-05-22

    ... Statistics Consumer Price Index (CPI) survey. These factors are applied at Housing Assistance Payment (HAP... there is no need to differentiate the AAF by use. A separate Federal Register Notice will be published... program. There are three categories of Section 8 programs that use the AAFs: Category 1: The Section 8...

  5. 维生素K2促进大鼠肝再生模型肝切除术后肝功能恢复的研究%Positive effect of vitamin K2 on recovery of liver function in liver regeneration rats model after hepatectomy

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    张谷裕; 刘国华; 林满洲; 李明意; 杨永光; 许浩

    2013-01-01

    Objective To investigate the positive effect of the vitamin K2 on recovery of liver function in the rat liver regeneration process. Methods 180 SD rats were randomly divided into six groups including five experimental groups: (1) 2AAF+VLVK2/PH, (2) 2AAF+LVK/PH, (3) 2AAF+MVK/PH, (4) 2AAF+HVK/ PH, (5) 2AAF+VHVK/PH, and control group: 2AAF/PH. The 70% partial hepatectomy (PH) were performed on the day 4, 8, 12, 16 and 20. The levels of ALT, AST, ALB in blood serum were examined. Results Rats in 2AAF/PH group had significantly higher ALT, AST and a markedly lower level of ALB than other experimental groups on the day 4, 8(P 0.05 ). Conclusion Vitamin K2 can promote the recovery of rats liver function, and when dose were lower than 20 mg/ kg, the effect was dose dependent.%目的:通过建立大鼠肝卵圆细胞增殖肝再生模型.探讨维生素K2对大鼠肝再生模型部分肝切除术后肝再生过程中肝功能恢复的影响.方法:180只SD雄性大鼠随机分为6组,实验组5组:(1)2AAF+VLVK2/PH,(2)2AAF+LVK2/PH,(3)2AAF+MVK2/PH,(4)2AAF+HVK2/PH,(5)2AAF+VHVK2/PH;对照组:2AAF/PH.分别于术后第4、8、12、16、20天采血检测血清天门冬氨酸氨基转移酶(AST)、血清丙氨酸氨基转移酶(ALT)、白蛋白(ALB)的动态变化情况.结果:2AAF/PH组第4、8天ALT、AST与5组维生素K2不同剂量实验组相比较明显升高(P0.05).结论:维生素K2对大鼠肝再生模型术后肝功能恢复有明显的改善作用;当剂量低于20 mg/kg时,肝功能恢复呈剂量依赖性.

  6. Making and monitoring errors based on altered auditory feedback

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    Peter ePfordresher

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Previous research has demonstrated that altered auditory feedback (AAF disrupts music performance and causes disruptions in both action planning and the perception of feedback events. It has been proposed that this disruption occurs because of interference within a shared representation for perception and action (Pfordresher, 2006. Studies reported here address this claim from the standpoint of error monitoring. In Experiment 1 participants performed short melodies on a keyboard while hearing no auditory feedback, normal auditory feedback, or alterations to feedback pitch on some subset of events. Participants overestimated error frequency when AAF was present but not for normal feedback. Experiment 2 introduced a concurrent load task to determine whether error monitoring requires executive resources. Although the concurrent task enhanced the effect of AAF, it did not alter participants’ tendency to overestimate errors when AAF was present. A third correlational study addressed whether effects of AAF are reduced for a subset of the population who may lack the kind of perception/action associations that lead to AAF disruption: poor-pitch singers. Effects of manipulations similar to those presented in Experiments 1 and 2 were reduced for these individuals. We propose that these results are consistent with the notion that AAF interference is based on associations between perception and action within a forward internal model of auditory-motor relationships.

  7. The effect of activating solution on the mechanical strength, reaction rate, mineralogy, and microstructure of alkali-activated fly ash

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    Ma, Y.; Hu J.; Ye, G.

    2012-01-01

    Alkali-activated fly ash (AAF) is a promising material that exhibits comparable material properties as cement-based materials but with much less CO2 emission. In the present work, the effect of activating solution (SiO2 and Na2O content) on the performance of AAF was studied by means of isothermal calorimetry and X-ray diffraction analysis. Meanwhile, the pore structure of AAF was examined by mercury intrusion porosimetry combined with environmental scanning electron microscope. The results i...

  8. Annual Adjustment Factors

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    Department of Housing and Urban Development — The Department of Housing and Urban Development establishes the rent adjustment factors - called Annual Adjustment Factors (AAFs) - on the basis of Consumer Price...

  9. Tolerance to a new free amino acid-based formula in children with IgE or non-IgE-mediated cow’s milk allergy: a randomized controlled clinical trial

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    2013-01-01

    Background Amino acid-based formulas (Aaf) are increasingly used in children with cow’s milk allergy (CMA). To be labeled hypoallergenic these formulas must demonstrate in clinical studies that they don’t provoke reactions in 90% of subjects with confirmed CMA with 95% confidence when given in prospective randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled challenge (DBPCFC) trials. The majority of available safety data on Aaf derived from patients with IgE-mediated CMA. Considering substantial differences in the immunologic mechanism and clinical presentation of non-IgE-mediated CMA it’s important to investigate the hypoallergenicity of these formulas also in these patients. We prospectively assessed the tolerance to a new commercially available Aaf in children affected by IgE- or non-IgE-mediated CMA. Methods Consecutive patients affected by IgE- or non-IgE-mediated CMA, aged ≤ 4 years, were enrolled. DBPCFC was carried out with increasing doses of the new Aaf (Sineall, Humana, Milan, Italy), using validated Aaf as placebo. Faecal concentrations of calprotectin (FC) and eosinophilic cationic protein (ECP) were monitored. Results Sixty patients (44 male, 73.3%, median age 37, 95%CI 34.5–39.6 months, IgE-mediated CMA 29, 48.3%) were enrolled. At the diagnosis clinical symptoms were gastrointestinal (46.6%), cutaneous (36.6%), respiratory (23.3%), and systemic (10.0%). After DBPCFC with the new Aaf, no patient presented early or delayed clinical reactions. Faecal concentration of calprotectin and of ECP remained stable after the exposure to the new Aaf. Conclusions The new Aaf is well tolerated in children with IgE- or non-IgE-mediated CMA, and it could be used as a safe dietotherapy regimen for children with this condition. Trial registration The trial was registered in the ClinicalTrials.gov Protocol Registration System (ID number: NCT01622426). PMID:23418822

  10. Total energy of deoxyguanosine bonded to N-2-acetylaminofluorene by the semiempirical modified-neglect of differential diatomic overlap method

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    Besson, Morgan

    2000-03-01

    We have computed the total energy surface as a function of two important torsion angles of the carcinogen N-2-acetylaminofluorene (AAF) bonded to the carbon C8 of deoxyguanosine using the semiempirical quantum mechanical method MNDO. One global minimum and one local minimum are found separated by an appreciable barrier. The equilibrium geometries show the rearrangement of AAF and the base consistent with experimental observations of DNA by previous investigators.

  11. Tolerance to a new free amino acid-based formula in children with IgE or non-IgE-mediated cow’s milk allergy: a randomized controlled clinical trial

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    Berni Canani Roberto

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Amino acid-based formulas (Aaf are increasingly used in children with cow’s milk allergy (CMA. To be labeled hypoallergenic these formulas must demonstrate in clinical studies that they don’t provoke reactions in 90% of subjects with confirmed CMA with 95% confidence when given in prospective randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled challenge (DBPCFC trials. The majority of available safety data on Aaf derived from patients with IgE-mediated CMA. Considering substantial differences in the immunologic mechanism and clinical presentation of non-IgE-mediated CMA it’s important to investigate the hypoallergenicity of these formulas also in these patients. We prospectively assessed the tolerance to a new commercially available Aaf in children affected by IgE- or non-IgE-mediated CMA. Methods Consecutive patients affected by IgE- or non-IgE-mediated CMA, aged ≤ 4 years, were enrolled. DBPCFC was carried out with increasing doses of the new Aaf (Sineall, Humana, Milan, Italy, using validated Aaf as placebo. Faecal concentrations of calprotectin (FC and eosinophilic cationic protein (ECP were monitored. Results Sixty patients (44 male, 73.3%, median age 37, 95%CI 34.5–39.6 months, IgE-mediated CMA 29, 48.3% were enrolled. At the diagnosis clinical symptoms were gastrointestinal (46.6%, cutaneous (36.6%, respiratory (23.3%, and systemic (10.0%. After DBPCFC with the new Aaf, no patient presented early or delayed clinical reactions. Faecal concentration of calprotectin and of ECP remained stable after the exposure to the new Aaf. Conclusions The new Aaf is well tolerated in children with IgE- or non-IgE-mediated CMA, and it could be used as a safe dietotherapy regimen for children with this condition. Trial registration The trial was registered in the ClinicalTrials.gov Protocol Registration System (ID number: NCT01622426.

  12. An experimental method for rapid growth of liver in spleen. The survival and proliferation of chemically induced preneoplastic hepatocytes in spleen.

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    Finkelstein, S. D.; Lee, G.; Medline, A.; Tatematsu, M; Makowka, L.; Farber, E.

    1983-01-01

    Cellular suspensions (2 x 10(6) cells) of isolated preneoplastic liver cells, obtained from carcinogen-treated rats, were injected in the spleens of syngeneic rats divided into groups on the basis of no treatment, partial hepatectomy (PH), and/or feeding regimens including 2-acetylaminofluorene (AAF). Recipient rats undergoing both PH and AAF showed significantly more rapid proliferation of the preneoplastic liver cell implant, compared with other treatment groups and control. The theoretic b...

  13. Amplified somatosensory and visual cortical projections to a core auditory area, the anterior auditory field, following early- and late-onset deafness.

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    Wong, Carmen; Chabot, Nicole; Kok, Melanie A; Lomber, Stephen G

    2015-09-01

    Cross-modal reorganization following the loss of input from a sensory modality can recruit sensory-deprived cortical areas to process information from the remaining senses. Specifically, in early-deaf cats, the anterior auditory field (AAF) is unresponsive to auditory stimuli but can be activated by somatosensory and visual stimuli. Similarly, AAF neurons respond to tactile input in adult-deafened animals. To examine anatomical changes that may underlie this functional adaptation following early or late deafness, afferent projections to AAF were examined in hearing cats, and cats with early- or adult-onset deafness. Unilateral deposits of biotinylated dextran amine were made in AAF to retrogradely label cortical and thalamic afferents to AAF. In early-deaf cats, ipsilateral neuronal labeling in visual and somatosensory cortices increased by 329% and 101%, respectively. The largest increases arose from the anterior ectosylvian visual area and the anterolateral lateral suprasylvian visual area, as well as somatosensory areas S2 and S4. Consequently, labeling in auditory areas was reduced by 36%. The age of deafness onset appeared to influence afferent connectivity, with less marked differences observed in late-deaf cats. Profound changes to visual and somatosensory afferent connectivity following deafness may reflect corticocortical rewiring affording acoustically deprived AAF with cross-modal functionality.

  14. Targeted mutations induced by a single acetylaminofluorene DNA adduct in mammalian cells and bacteria

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    Mutagenic specificity of 2-acetylaminofluorene (AAF) has been established in mammalian cells and several strains of bacteria by using a shuttle plasmid vector containing a single N-(deoxyguanosin-8-yl)acetylaminofluorene (C8-dG-AAF) adduct. The nucleotide sequence of the gene conferring tetracycline resistance was modified by conservative codon replacement so as to accommodate the sequence d(CCTTCGCTAC) flanked by two restriction sites, Bsm I and Xho I. The corresponding synthetic oligodeoxynucleotide underwent reaction with 2-(N-acetoxy-N-acetylamino)-fluorene (AAAF), forming a single dG-AAF adduct. This modified oligodeoxynucleotide was hybridized to its complementary strand and ligated between the Bsm I and Xho I sites of the vector. Plasmids containing the C8-dG-AAF adduct were used to transfect simian virus 40-transformed simian kidney (COS-1) cells and to transform several AB strains of Escherichia coli. Colonies containing mutant plasmides were detected by hybridization to 32P-labeled oligodeoxynucleotides. Presence of the single DNA adduct increased the mutation frequency by 8-fold in both COS cells and E. coli. Over 80% of mutations detected in both systems were targeted and represented G x C → C x G or G x C → T x A transversions or single nucleotide deletions. The authors conclude that modification of a deoxyguanosine residue with AAF preferentially induces mutations targeted at this site when a plasmid containing a single C8-dG-AAF adduct is introduced into mammalian cells or bacteria

  15. Effects of 2-acetylaminofluorene, dietary fats and antioxidants on nuclear envelope cytochrome P-450

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    Carubelli, R.; Graham, S.A.; Griffin, M.J.; McCay, P.B.

    1986-05-01

    The authors reported a marked loss of cytochrome P-450 in hepatic nuclear envelope (NE) but not in microsomes of male Sprague-Dawley rats fed a semipurified diet containing 0.05% w/w 2-acetylaminofluorene (AAF) for 3 weeks. This may reflect loss of NE capacity to detoxify AAF metabolites generated by microsomal P-450. They are now investigating if dietary effects such as progressive decrease in the incidence of AAF-induced tumors in rats fed high polyunsaturated fat diet (HPUF) vs. high saturated fat diet (HSF) vs. low fat diet (LF), and the anticarcinogenic activity of butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT; 0.3% w/w) correlate with preservation of NE P-450. Rats fed AAF HSF (25.6% w/w corn oil) showed marked loss of NE P-450 after 3 weeks; BHT protected against this loss. Rats fed AAF in HSF (25.6% w/w; 18 parts beef tallow + 2 parts corn oil), on the other hand, experienced a marked drop in NE P-450 after 9 weeks; BHT protected against this loss. Comparison of NE P-450 levels in control rats fed HPUF or HSF for 3 weeks with those of rats fed a semipurified diet with 10% fat or Purina chow (ca. 5% fat), support the prediction of an inverse correlation between the levels of dietary fat and the NE P-450 content. Studies on AAF and BHT effects using LF (2% w/w corn oil) are in progress.

  16. ISOLATION OF HEPATIC OVAL CELLS FROM DIFFERENT MODEL RATS INCLUDING DIABETIC RATS

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    LU Ying-li; YE Ting-ting; XIA Fang-zhen; WANG Ning-jian; YANG Hua; CHEN Yi

    2009-01-01

    Objective To acquire oval cells (progenitor stem cells) from adult rat liver of different models including diabetic rats. Methods Thirty Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were divided into 5 groups randomly: control, 2-acetylaminofluorene (2-AAF), 2-AAF+partial hepatectomy (PH), 2-AAF+carbon tetrachloride (CCl4), and diabetic groups. As two-step collagenase perfusion protocol of Seglen, oval cells were isolated by Percoll density gradient centrifugation. Thy1.1 positive cells were sorted by flow cytometry, and then cultured in Dulbeccos minimum Eagles medium (DMEM). Immunofluorescence staining was applied to labelling Thy1.1. Results Different rates of Thy1.1 positive oval cells were found in different rat model groups: 0.5% in 2-AAF, 0.3% in 2-hAAF+PH, 0.2% in 2-AAF+CCl4 , 0.1% in diabetic, and 0.0% in control. Isolated cells adhered to plate with fusiform or polygon as epithelial cells. Conclusion Progenitor stem cells exist in injured liver tissue including those from diabetic rats.

  17. Alcohol-Adapted Anger Management Treatment: A Randomized Controlled Trial of an Innovative Therapy for Alcohol Dependence.

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    Walitzer, Kimberly S; Deffenbacher, Jerry L; Shyhalla, Kathleen

    2015-12-01

    A randomized controlled trial for an innovative alcohol-adapted anger management treatment (AM) for outpatient alcohol dependent individuals scoring moderate or above on anger is described. AM treatment outcomes were compared to those of an empirically-supported intervention, Alcoholics Anonymous Facilitation treatment (AAF). Clients in AM, relative to clients in AAF, were hypothesized to have greater improvement in anger and anger-related cognitions and lesser AA involvement during the 6-month follow-up. Anger-related variables were hypothesized to be stronger predictors of improved alcohol outcomes in the AM treatment condition and AA involvement was hypothesized to be a stronger predictor of alcohol outcomes in the AAF treatment group. Seventy-six alcohol dependent men and women were randomly assigned to treatment condition and followed for 6 months after treatment end. Both AM and AAF treatments were followed by significant reductions in heavy drinking days, alcohol consequences, anger, and maladaptive anger-related thoughts and increases in abstinence and self-confidence regarding not drinking to anger-related triggers. Treatment with AAF was associated with greater AA involvement relative to treatment with AM. Changes in anger and AA involvement were predictive of posttreatment alcohol outcomes for both treatments. Change in trait anger was a stronger predictor of posttreatment alcohol consequences for AM than for AAF clients; during-treatment AA meeting attendance was a stronger predictor of posttreatment heavy drinking and alcohol consequences for AAF than for AM clients. Anger-related constructs and drinking triggers should be foci in treatment of alcohol dependence for anger-involved clients.

  18. Carcinogen-DNA interaction study by base sequence footprinting. Final report, July 1, 1983-June 30, 1986

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    Our previous studies on acetylaminofluorene (AAF) modified DNA demonstrated three kinds of structural changes in DNA of defined base sequence. For example, adduct formation by N-Aco-AAF was found at each guanine. We studied the interaction of IgG specific for AAF guanosine in an in vitro system using AAF modified phi X-174 rf DNA. We had expected to find protection against DNAase I digestion. Instead, when the DNA was immunobound to an inert matrix via the IgG, DNAase I digestion was enhanced 20 fold without changing the base sequence pattern of digestion. DNAase I hypersensitive sites are a necessary but not a sufficient condition for transcription. Moreover, some hypersensitive sites are stably propagated, independent of the continued presence of the inducer. Stability of these hypersensitive sites in the absence of their inducer suggests that they can be propagated. It appeared likely that distortion of DNA by a carcinogen adduct such as AAF, and the interaction of this modified DNA with a specific protein such as IgG or cellular proteins might inappropriately enhance the transcription of specific genes. That hypothesis will be tested; surprisingly, little is known about the early action of carcinogens on expression of specific genes. 34 refs., 2 figs., 1 tab

  19. Participation of integrin α5β1 in the fibronectin-mediated adherence of enteroaggregative Escherichia coli to intestinal cells.

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    Izquierdo, Mariana; Alvestegui, Alejandra; Nataro, James P; Ruiz-Perez, Fernando; Farfan, Mauricio J

    2014-01-01

    Adherence to the intestinal epithelia is a key feature in enteroaggregative Escherichia coli (EAEC) infection. The aggregative adherence fimbriae (AAFs) are involved in EAEC interaction with receptors at the surface of intestinal cells. We and others have demonstrated that fibronectin is a receptor for AAF/II fimbriae. Considering that the major cellular receptor of fibronectin is integrin α5β1, in this study we evaluated the participation of this receptor in the fibronectin-mediated adherence of EAEC strain 042 to intestinal cells. We found that EAEC strain 042 has the ability to bind directly and indirectly to integrin α5β1; direct binding was not mediated by AAF/II fimbriae and indirect binding was mediated by AAF/II and fibronectin. Coimmunoprecipitation assays confirmed the formation of the complex AafA/fibronectin/integrin α5β1. To evaluate EAEC adherence to intestinal cells, T84 cells were incubated with fibronectin and an antibody that blocks the interaction region of integrin α5β1 to fibronectin, the RGD site. Under these conditions, we found the number of adherent bacteria to epithelial cells significantly reduced. Additionally, fibronectin-mediated adherence of EAEC strain 042 was abolished in HEp-2 cells transfected with integrin α5 shRNA. Altogether, our data support the involvement of integrin α5β1 in the fibronectin-mediated EAEC binding to intestinal cells.

  20. Participation of Integrin α5β1 in the Fibronectin-Mediated Adherence of Enteroaggregative Escherichia coli to Intestinal Cells

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    Mariana Izquierdo

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Adherence to the intestinal epithelia is a key feature in enteroaggregative Escherichia coli (EAEC infection. The aggregative adherence fimbriae (AAFs are involved in EAEC interaction with receptors at the surface of intestinal cells. We and others have demonstrated that fibronectin is a receptor for AAF/II fimbriae. Considering that the major cellular receptor of fibronectin is integrin α5β1, in this study we evaluated the participation of this receptor in the fibronectin-mediated adherence of EAEC strain 042 to intestinal cells. We found that EAEC strain 042 has the ability to bind directly and indirectly to integrin α5β1; direct binding was not mediated by AAF/II fimbriae and indirect binding was mediated by AAF/II and fibronectin. Coimmunoprecipitation assays confirmed the formation of the complex AafA/fibronectin/integrin α5β1. To evaluate EAEC adherence to intestinal cells, T84 cells were incubated with fibronectin and an antibody that blocks the interaction region of integrin α5β1 to fibronectin, the RGD site. Under these conditions, we found the number of adherent bacteria to epithelial cells significantly reduced. Additionally, fibronectin-mediated adherence of EAEC strain 042 was abolished in HEp-2 cells transfected with integrin α5 shRNA. Altogether, our data support the involvement of integrin α5β1 in the fibronectin-mediated EAEC binding to intestinal cells.

  1. Binding of aromatic amines to the rat hepatic Ah receptor in vitro and in vivo and the 8S and 4S estrogen receptor of rat uterus and rat liver

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    Cikryt, P.; Kaiser, T.; Gottlicher, M. (Univ. of Wuerzburg (West Germany))

    1990-08-01

    Studies on structurally related aromatic amines with different carcinogenic properties have shown that 2-acetylaminofluorene (2-AAF) and 2-acetylaminophenanthrene (AAP) inhibit the binding of 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin to the Ah receptor in vitro. The apparent inhibitor constants (K{sub i}) are 2.3 {mu}M for 2-AAF and 2.7 {mu}M for AAP. In contrast, 4-acetylaminofluorene, an isomer of 2-AAF, and trans-4-acetylaminostilbene do not bind to the rat hepatic cytosolic Ah receptor. Pretreating female Wistar rats with 2-AAF or AAP leads to the induction of the P-450 isoenzymes that are under the control of the Ah receptor. Ornithine decarboxylase activity is induced by all aromatic amines tested irrespective of their Ah receptor affinity. The aromatic amines used as model compounds do not inhibit the binding of 17-{beta}-estradiol to the 8S and 4S estrogen receptor of rat uterus or rat liver in a competition assay analyzed using sucrose density gradient centrifugation. On the other hand, the aromatic amines bind to varying extents to another estrogen-binding protein of rat liver whose function and identity is still unknown. The study demonstrates that structurally related aromatic amines in their unmetabolized form interact differentially with a cellular target protein, the Ah receptor, in vitro as well as in vivo. However, a relationship between these effects and the postulated promoting properties of 2-AAF remains to be established.

  2. Expression and localization of regenerating gene I in a rat liver regeneration model

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    Regenerating gene (Reg) I has been identified as a regenerative/proliferative factor for pancreatic islet cells. We examined Reg I expression in the regenerating liver of a rat model that had been administered 2-acetylaminofluorene and treated with 70% partial hepatectomy (2-AAF/PH model), where hepatocyte and cholangiocyte proliferation was suppressed and the hepatic stem cells and/or hepatic progenitor cells were activated. In a detailed time course study of activation of hepatic stem cells in the 2-AAF/PH model, utilizing immunofluorescence staining with antibodies of Reg I and other cell-type-specific markers, we found that Reg I-expressing cells are present in the bile ductules and increased during regeneration. Reg I-expressing cells were colocalized with CK19, OV6, and AFP. These results demonstrate that Reg I is significantly upregulated in the liver of the 2-AAF/PH rat model, accompanied by the formation of bile ductules during liver regeneration.

  3. Carcinogen-DNA interaction study by base sequence footprinting. Progress report, July 1, 1985-January 21, 1986

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    Acetyl-aminofluorene (AAF) modified plasmid pSV2 CAT is being studied to learn how the adducts influence expression of chloramphenicol acetyltransferase (CAT) genes. phi X-174 RF DNA exhibits specific base sequence abnormalities induced by the formation of AAF adducts. The DNAase I sensitive state of AAF modified DNA sequences could presumably lead to enhanced expression of genes since it is a well-known characteristic of active or potentially active derepressed genes. DNAase I hypersensitive sites are necessary but not sufficient for transcription. We observed enhanced expression of CAT genes in CV-1 cells after transfection with modified plasmids, using electroporation to introduce the plasmids into the cells. 34 refs., 2 figs

  4. Performance analysis of acceleration resolution for radar signal

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    ZHAO; Hongzhong; (赵宏钟); FU; Qiang; (付; 强)

    2003-01-01

    The high acceleration of moving targets has brought severe problems in radar signal processing, such as the decrease in output signal-noise-ratio and the deterioration of Doppler resolution. This paper presents an acceleration ambiguity function (AAF) for characterizing the acceleration effects and the acceleration resolution property in radar signal processing. The definition of the acceleration resolution based on AAF is also presented. Using AAF as an analyzing tool, some factors are derived including the loss factor of output SNR, the broadening factor of Doppler resolution, and the optimal accumulative time (OPT) caused by acceleration in linear-phase matched filtering. The convergent property of quadratic-phase matched-filter for searching for and estimating the acceleration is discussed. The results and conclusions are helpful for the quantitative analysis of the acceleration effects on signal processing, and for evaluation of the performance of acceleration in radar signal waveform design.

  5. Molecular cloning and characterization of a flavanone 3-Hydroxylase gene from Artemisia annua L.

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    Xiong, Shuo; Tian, Na; Long, Jinhua; Chen, Yuhong; Qin, Yu; Feng, Jinyu; Xiao, Wenjun; Liu, Shuoqian

    2016-08-01

    Flavonoids were found to synergize anti-malaria and anti-cancer compounds in Artemisia annua, a very important economic crop in China. In order to discover the regulation mechanism of flavonoids in Artemisia annua, the full length cDNA of flavanone 3-hydroxylase (F3H) were isolated from Artemisia annua for the first time by using RACE (rapid amplification of cDNA ends). The completed open read frame of AaF3H was 1095 bp and it encoded a 364-amino acid protein with a predicted molecular mass of 41.18 kDa and a pI of 5.67. The recombinant protein of AaF3H was expressed in E. coli BL21(DE3) as His-tagged protein, purified by Ni-NTA agrose affinity chromatography, and functionally characterized in vitro. The results showed that the His-tagged protein (AaF3H) catalyzed naringenin to dihydrokaempferol in the present of Fe(2+). The Km for naringenin was 218.03 μM. The optimum pH for AaF3H reaction was determined to be pH 8.5, and the optimum temperature was determined to be 35 °C. The AaF3H transcripts were found to be accumulated in the cultivar with higher level of flavonoids than that with lower level of flavonoids, which implied that AaF3H was a potential target for regulation of flavonoids biosynthesis in Artemisia annua through metabolic engineering. PMID:27070290

  6. Replacing a piece of loop-structure in the substrate-binding groove of Aspergillus usamii β-mannanase, AuMan5A, to improve its enzymatic properties by rational design.

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    Dong, Yun Hai; Li, Jian Fang; Hu, Die; Yin, Xin; Wang, Chun Juan; Tang, Shi Han; Wu, Min Chen

    2016-05-01

    To perfect the enzymatic properties of AuMan5A, a mesophilic glycoside hydrolase (GH) family 5 β-mannanase from Aspergillus usamii, its loop-structure substitution was carried out by rational design and followed by megaprimer PCR. Based on the structural analysis and enzymatic property comparison of various β-mannanases, a piece of loop-structure with seven amino acids between two β-strands (βD and βE) in the substrate-binding groove, named "Loop DE," was speculated to be correlative to the thermostability and catalytic efficiency of GH family 5 β-mannanases. Therefore, three AuMan5A's mutants, AuMan5A-Af, AuMan5A-An, and AuMan5A-Th, were designed by substituting a Loop DE sequence ((316)KSPDGGN(322)) of AuMan5A with the corresponding sequences of other three family 5 β-mannanases, respectively. Then, the mutant-encoding genes, Auman5A-Af, Auman5A-An, and Auman5A-Th, were constructed as designed theoretically and then expressed in Pichia pastoris GS115. The expressed recombinant AuMan5A-Af (re-AuMan5A-Af) displayed the temperature optimum (T opt) of 75 °C, T m value of 76.6 °C and half-life (t 1/2) of 480 min at 70 °C, which were 10 and 12.1 °C higher and 48-fold longer than those of re-AuMan5A, respectively. Its catalytic efficiency (k cat/K m) was 12.7-fold that of re-AuMan5A. What is more, the site-directed mutagenesis of D320G in AuMan5A-Af was performed. The T opt and t 1/2 of expressed re-AuMan5A-Af(D320G) decreased to 70 °C and 40 min, respectively, while its k cat/K m was only 35 % of that of re-AuMan5A-Af. These results demonstrated that the mutation of G320 (in AuMan5A) into D320 (in AuMan5A-Af) through Loop DE substitution was mainly responsible for the thermostability and catalytic efficiency improvement of AuMan5A-Af.

  7. Differences in gene expression profiles in the liver between carcinogenic and non-carcinogenic isomers of compounds given to rats in a 28-day repeat-dose toxicity study.

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    Nakayama, Koji; Kawano, Yukiko; Kawakami, Yuuki; Moriwaki, Norichika; Sekijima, Masaru; Otsuka, Masanori; Yakabe, Yoshikuni; Miyaura, Hideki; Saito, Koichi; Sumida, Kayo; Shirai, Tomoyuki

    2006-12-15

    Some compounds have structural isomers of which one is apparently carcinogenic, and the other not. Because of the similarity of their chemical structures, comparisons of their effects can allow gene expression elicited in response to the basic skeletons of the isomers to be disregarded. We compared the gene expression profiles of male Fischer 344 rats administered by daily oral gavage up to 28 days using an in-house oligo microarray. 2-Acetylaminofluorene (2-AAF), 2,4-diaminotoluene (2,4-DAT), 2-nitropropane (2-NP), and 2-nitro-p-phenylenediamine (2-NpP) are hepatocarcinogenic. However, their isomers, 4-acetylaminofluorene (4-AAF), 2,6-diaminotoluene (2,6-DAT), 1-nitropropane (1-NP), and 4-nitro-o-phenylenediamine (4-NoP), are non-hepatocarcinogenic. Because of the limited carcinogenicity of 2-NpP, we attempted to perform two-parametric comparison analyses with (1) a set of 4 isomers: 2-AAF, 2,4-DAT, 2-NP, and 2-NpP as "carcinogenic", and 4-AAF, 2,6-DAT, 1-NP, and 4-NoP as "non-carcinogenic"; and (2) a set of 3 isomers: 2-AAF, 2,4-DAT, and 2-NP, as "carcinogenic", and 4-AAF, 2,6-DAT, and 1-NP as "non-carcinogenic". After ratio filtering and Welch's approximate t-test analysis, 54 and 28 genes were selected from comparisons between the sets of 3 and 4 isomers, respectively, for day 28 data. Using hierarchical clustering analysis with the 54 or 28 genes, 2-AAF, 2,4-DAT, and 2-NP clustered into a "carcinogenic" branch. 2-NpP was in the same cluster as 4-NoP and 4-AAF. This clustering corresponded to the previous finding that 2-NpP is not carcinogenic in male Fischer 344 rats, which indicates that comparing the differences in gene expression elicited by different isomers is an effective method of developing a prediction system for carcinogenicity. PMID:17070881

  8. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-CBRI-01-0000 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-CBRI-01-0000 ref|NP_001021744.1| abnormal cell MIGration family member (mig-1)... [Caenorhabditis elegans] gb|AAF60493.1| Abnormal cell migration protein 1, isoform b [Caenorhabditis elegans] NP_001021744.1 0.0 76% ...

  9. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-CELE-01-0000 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-CELE-01-0000 ref|NP_001021744.1| abnormal cell MIGration family member (mig-1)... [Caenorhabditis elegans] gb|AAF60493.1| Abnormal cell migration protein 1, isoform b [Caenorhabditis elegans] NP_001021744.1 1e-95 87% ...

  10. InterProScan Result: AU006297 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

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    Full Text Available AU006297 AU006297_3_ORF1 AAF0FB40F5602A55 PANTHER PTHR12898 THYROID HORMONE RECEPTO...R-ASSOCIATED PROTEIN COMPLEX 100 KDA COMPONENT (TRAP100) (THYROID HORMONE RECEPTOR ASSOCIATED PROTEIN 4) 1.4e-39 T IPR021429 unintegrated ...

  11. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-MEUG-01-1975 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-MEUG-01-1975 ref|NP_001003054.1| prostaglandin E2 receptor EP4 subtype [Canis lupus... familiaris] gb|AAF00470.1|AF177934_1 prostaglandin E2 receptor EP4 subtype [Canis lupus familiaris] NP_001003054.1 0.0 78% ...

  12. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-DMEL-06-0010 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-DMEL-06-0010 ref|NP_525045.2| pecanex CG3443-PB [Drosophila melanogaster] sp|P...18490|PCX_DROME Protein pecanex gb|AAF45756.2| CG3443-PB [Drosophila melanogaster] NP_525045.2 0.0 95% ...

  13. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-PABE-20-0089 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-PABE-20-0089 ref|NP_731674.1| Calphotin CG4795-PB, isoform B [Drosophila melan...ogaster] sp|Q02910|CPN_DROME Calphotin gb|AAF54754.1| CG4795-PB, isoform B [Drosophila melanogaster] NP_731674.1 9e-07 26% ...

  14. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-CFAM-20-0124 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-CFAM-20-0124 ref|NP_731674.1| Calphotin CG4795-PB, isoform B [Drosophila melan...ogaster] sp|Q02910|CPN_DROME Calphotin gb|AAF54754.1| CG4795-PB, isoform B [Drosophila melanogaster] NP_731674.1 2e-14 29% ...

  15. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-AGAM-02-0087 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-AGAM-02-0087 ref|NP_731674.1| Calphotin CG4795-PB, isoform B [Drosophila melan...ogaster] sp|Q02910|CPN_DROME Calphotin gb|AAF54754.1| CG4795-PB, isoform B [Drosophila melanogaster] NP_731674.1 0.006 28% ...

  16. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-AGAM-05-0030 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-AGAM-05-0030 ref|NP_731674.1| Calphotin CG4795-PB, isoform B [Drosophila melan...ogaster] sp|Q02910|CPN_DROME Calphotin gb|AAF54754.1| CG4795-PB, isoform B [Drosophila melanogaster] NP_731674.1 5e-08 31% ...

  17. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-CFAM-22-0005 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-CFAM-22-0005 ref|NP_058623.1| polycystic kidney disease 2-like 2 [Mus musculus...] sp|Q9JLG4|PK2L2_MOUSE Polycystic kidney disease 2-like 2 protein (Polycystin-L2) gb|AAF65621.1|AF182033_1 polycystic

  18. EST Table: BP121297 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

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    Full Text Available BP121297 ceN-4665 10/09/28 44 %/215 aa ref|XP_001649323.1| n-acetylgalactosaminyltr...actosaminyltransferase#status:Confirmed#UniProt :O61397#protein_id:AAF60620.1 10/09/10 41 %/212

  19. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-DNOV-01-0366 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-DNOV-01-0366 ref|NP_059467.1| NADH dehydrogenase subunit 6 [Paragonimus wester...mani] gb|AAF73395.1|AF219379_9 NADH dehydrogenase subunit 6 [Paragonimus westermani] NP_059467.1 0.75 24% ...

  20. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-TTRU-01-1259 [SEVENS

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  1. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-TTRU-01-1294 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-TTRU-01-1294 ref|NP_051157.1| ATP synthase F0 subunit 6 [Cafeteria roenbergens...is] gb|AAF05808.1|AF193903_31 ATP synthase F0 subunit 6 [Cafeteria roenbergensis] NP_051157.1 0.057 29% ...

  2. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-DNOV-01-2150 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-DNOV-01-2150 ref|NP_051152.1| ribosomal protein S4 [Cafeteria roenbergensis] g...b|AAF05803.1|AF193903_26 ribosomal protein S4 [Cafeteria roenbergensis] NP_051152.1 0.86 27% ...

  3. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-CBRE-01-1180 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-CBRE-01-1180 ref|NP_051147.1| NADH dehydrogenase subunit 2 [Cafeteria roenberg...ensis] gb|AAF05798.1|AF193903_21 NADH dehydrogenase subunit 2 [Cafeteria roenbergensis] NP_051147.1 2e-05 24% ...

  4. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-DNOV-01-2064 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-DNOV-01-2064 ref|NP_051147.1| NADH dehydrogenase subunit 2 [Cafeteria roenberg...ensis] gb|AAF05798.1|AF193903_21 NADH dehydrogenase subunit 2 [Cafeteria roenbergensis] NP_051147.1 0.009 24% ...

  5. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-DNOV-01-0972 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-DNOV-01-0972 ref|NP_051157.1| ATP synthase F0 subunit 6 [Cafeteria roenbergens...is] gb|AAF05808.1|AF193903_31 ATP synthase F0 subunit 6 [Cafeteria roenbergensis] NP_051157.1 0.001 29% ...

  6. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-CREM-01-0003 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-CREM-01-0003 ref|NP_051147.1| NADH dehydrogenase subunit 2 [Cafeteria roenberg...ensis] gb|AAF05798.1|AF193903_21 NADH dehydrogenase subunit 2 [Cafeteria roenbergensis] NP_051147.1 1e-04 27% ...

  7. The experience of agency in sequence production with altered auditory feedback.

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    Couchman, Justin J; Beasley, Robertson; Pfordresher, Peter Q

    2012-03-01

    When speaking or producing music, people rely in part on auditory feedback - the sounds associated with the performed action. Three experiments investigated the degree to which alterations of auditory feedback (AAF) during music performances influence the experience of agency (i.e., the sense that your actions led to auditory events) and the possible link between agency and the disruptive effect of AAF on production. Participants performed short novel melodies from memory on a keyboard. Auditory feedback during performances was manipulated with respect to its pitch contents and/or its synchrony with actions. Participants rated their experience of agency after each trial. In all experiments, AAF reduced judgments of agency across conditions. Performance was most disrupted (measured by error rates and slowing) when AAF led to an ambiguous experience of agency, suggesting that there may be some causal relationship between agency and disruption. However, analyses revealed that these two effects were probably independent. A control experiment verified that performers can make veridical judgments of agency. PMID:22056210

  8. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-AGAM-01-0070 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-AGAM-01-0070 ref|NP_476722.1| shotgun CG3722-PA [Drosophila melanogaster] sp|Q...24298|CADE_DROME DE-cadherin precursor (Protein shotgun) gb|AAF46659.1| CG3722-PA [Drosophila melanogaster] NP_476722.1 0.0 42% ...

  9. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-DDIS-10-0001 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-DDIS-10-0001 ref|YP_665678.1| ATP synthase F0 subunit 6 [Nephroselmis olivacea...] gb|AAF03205.1|AF110138_37 ATP synthase F0 subunit 6 [Nephroselmis olivacea] YP_665678.1 8e-46 44% ...

  10. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-OCUN-01-0083 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-OCUN-01-0083 ref|YP_665648.1| NADH dehydrogenase subunit 5 [Nephroselmis oliva...cea] gb|AAF03175.1|AF110138_7 NADH dehydrogenase subunit 5 [Nephroselmis olivacea] YP_665648.1 1e-81 47% ...

  11. 32 CFR Appendix F to Part 516 - Glossary

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    ... Defense Department of Defense (Continued) DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY AID OF CIVIL AUTHORITIES AND PUBLIC RELATIONS LITIGATION Pt. 516, App. F Appendix F to Part 516—Glossary Abbreviations AAFES: Army and Air Force...: Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals AUSA: Assistant United States Attorney CFR: Code of...

  12. 34 CFR 464.42 - What limit applies to purchasing computer hardware and software?

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    ... 34 Education 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false What limit applies to purchasing computer hardware and... computer hardware and software? Not more than ten percent of funds received under any grant under this part may be used to purchase computer hardware or software. (Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1208aa(f))...

  13. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-AGAM-01-0071 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-AGAM-01-0071 ref|NP_476722.1| shotgun CG3722-PA [Drosophila melanogaster] sp|Q...24298|CADE_DROME DE-cadherin precursor (Protein shotgun) gb|AAF46659.1| CG3722-PA [Drosophila melanogaster] NP_476722.1 0.0 40% ...

  14. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-FCAT-01-0217 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-FCAT-01-0217 ref|NP_001027996.1| opioid receptor, mu 1 [Macaca mulatta] sp|Q9M...YW9|OPRM_MACMU Mu-type opioid receptor (MOR-1) gb|AAF97249.2|AF286024_1 mu opioid receptor [Macaca mulatta] NP_001027996.1 5e-35 87% ...

  15. 32 CFR 552.152 - Prohibited practices.

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    ... wines, malt beverages and distilled spirits. (1) By military personnel in uniform during duty hours... by section II of AR 215-2, and at Army/Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) eating establishments which...) Relationships between service members of different rank or sex which involve or reasonably give the...

  16. Real-time dosimeter employed to evaluate the half-value layer in CT.

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    McKenney, Sarah E; Seibert, J Anthony; Burkett, George W; Gelskey, Dale; Sunde, Paul B; Newman, James D; Boone, John M

    2014-01-20

    Half-value layer (HVL) measurements on commercial whole body computer tomography (CT) scanners require serial measurements and, in many institutions, the presence of a service engineer. An assembly of aluminum filters (AAF), designed to be used in conjunction with a real-time dosimeter, was developed to provide estimates of the HVL using clinical protocols. Two real-time dose probes, a solid-state and air ionization chamber, were examined. The AAF consisted of eight rectangular filters of high-purity aluminum (Type 1100), symmetrically positioned to form a cylindrical 'cage' around the probe's detective volume. The incident x-ray beam was attenuated by varying thicknesses of aluminum filters as the gantry completed a minimum of one rotation. Measurements employing real-time chambers were conducted both in service mode and with a routine abdomen/pelvis protocol for several combinations of x-ray tube potentials and bow tie filters. These measurements were validated against conventional serial HVL measurements. The average relative difference between the HVL measurements using the two methods was less than 5% when using a 122 mm diameter AAF; relative differences were reduced to 1.1% when the diameter was increased to 505 mm, possibly due to reduced scatter contamination. Use of a real-time dose probe and the AAF allowed for time-efficient measurements of beam quality on a clinical CT scanner using clinical protocols. PMID:24351935

  17. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-PVAM-01-0657 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-PVAM-01-0657 ref|NP_001075531.1| adrenergic, alpha-1B-, receptor [Oryctolagus ...cuniculus] gb|AAF80280.1| alpha 1b adrenoceptor [Oryctolagus cuniculus] NP_001075531.1 0.0 91% ...

  18. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-MDOM-01-0285 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-MDOM-01-0285 ref|NP_001075531.1| adrenergic, alpha-1B-, receptor [Oryctolagus ...cuniculus] gb|AAF80280.1| alpha 1b adrenoceptor [Oryctolagus cuniculus] NP_001075531.1 0.0 81% ...

  19. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-PABE-06-0031 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-PABE-06-0031 ref|NP_001075531.1| adrenergic, alpha-1B-, receptor [Oryctolagus ...cuniculus] gb|AAF80280.1| alpha 1b adrenoceptor [Oryctolagus cuniculus] NP_001075531.1 0.0 96% ...

  20. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-FCAT-01-0016 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-FCAT-01-0016 ref|NP_001075527.1| adenosine A3 receptor [Oryctolagus cuniculus]... gb|AAF66698.1|AF145438_1 adenosine A3 receptor [Oryctolagus cuniculus] NP_001075527.1 2e-69 75% ...

  1. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-CBRI-04-0044 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-CBRI-04-0044 ref|NP_001075527.1| adenosine A3 receptor [Oryctolagus cuniculus]... gb|AAF66698.1|AF145438_1 adenosine A3 receptor [Oryctolagus cuniculus] NP_001075527.1 0.80 23% ...

  2. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-RMAC-01-0041 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-RMAC-01-0041 ref|NP_001075527.1| adenosine A3 receptor [Oryctolagus cuniculus]... gb|AAF66698.1|AF145438_1 adenosine A3 receptor [Oryctolagus cuniculus] NP_001075527.1 1e-133 75% ...

  3. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-OPRI-01-1438 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-OPRI-01-1438 ref|NP_001075527.1| adenosine A3 receptor [Oryctolagus cuniculus]... gb|AAF66698.1|AF145438_1 adenosine A3 receptor [Oryctolagus cuniculus] NP_001075527.1 1e-121 69% ...

  4. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-AGAM-01-0017 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-AGAM-01-0017 ref|NP_524126.1| fringe connection CG3874-PA [Drosophila melanoga...ster] sp|Q95YI5|US74C_DROME UDP-sugar transporter UST74c (Protein fringe connection) gb|AAF49343.1| CG3874-P

  5. Auditory Masking Effects on Speech Fluency in Apraxia of Speech and Aphasia: Comparison to Altered Auditory Feedback

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    Jacks, Adam; Haley, Katarina L.

    2015-01-01

    Purpose: To study the effects of masked auditory feedback (MAF) on speech fluency in adults with aphasia and/or apraxia of speech (APH/AOS). We hypothesized that adults with AOS would increase speech fluency when speaking with noise. Altered auditory feedback (AAF; i.e., delayed/frequency-shifted feedback) was included as a control condition not…

  6. InterProScan Result: NM_001146251 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

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    Full Text Available NM_001146251 NM_001146251_1_ORF1 0510AAF8B621539F SMART SM00093 SERPIN 1.9000069431...526123E-51 T IPR000215 Protease inhibitor I4, serpin Molecular Function: serine-type endopeptidase inhibitor activity (GO:0004867) ...

  7. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-LAFR-01-1399 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-LAFR-01-1399 ref|NP_274062.1| hypothetical protein NMB1028 [Neisseria meningit...idis MC58] gb|AAF41427.1| conserved hypothetical protein [Neisseria meningitidis MC58] NP_274062.1 1.9 31% ...

  8. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-DSIM-03-0004 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-DSIM-03-0004 ref|NP_274421.1| hypothetical protein NMB1408 [Neisseria meningit...idis MC58] gb|AAF41770.1| hypothetical protein NMB1408 [Neisseria meningitidis MC58] NP_274421.1 0.62 21% ...

  9. 40 CFR 86.1113-87 - Calculation and payment of penalty.

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    ... Light-Duty Trucks § 86.1113-87 Calculation and payment of penalty. (a) The NCP for each engine or.... (iii) AAF1=1 (iv) In calculating the NCP for year n, the value fraci−1 for i=n will include actual NCP... model year n-1 using manufacturer input. All manufacturers using NCPs must report by subclass actual...

  10. Cognitive Radio for Emergency Networks

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    Zhang, Qiwei; Kokkeler, A.B.J.; Smit, G.J.M.

    2006-01-01

    In the scope of the Adaptive Ad-hoc Freeband (AAF) project, an emergency network built on top of Cognitive Radio is proposed to alleviate the spectrum shortage problem which is the major limitation for emergency networks. Cognitive Radio has been proposed as a promising technology to solve todayâ?~B

  11. A Proof-of-concept demonstrator for Cognitive Radio

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    Heskamp, Marnix; Hoeksema, Fokke; Schiphorst, Roel; Slump, Kees

    2005-01-01

    The Adaptive Ad-hoc Free Band Wireless Communications (AAF) project is researching the possibility of using Software Defined Radio for wireless networks that needs to operate in an unknown or even hostile radio environment. Each node in the network needs to be cognitive of nearby transceivers in ord

  12. Kitchen Appliance Upgrades Improve Water Efficiency at DOD Exchange Facilities: Best Management Practice Case Study #11: Commercial Kitchen Equipment (Brochure)

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    The Exchange, formerly the Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES), is a joint military activity and the U.S. Department of Defense?s (DOD) oldest and largest retailer. The Exchange is taking a leadership role in water efficiency improvements in their commercial kitchens by integrating water efficiency concepts into the organization?s overall sustainability plan and objectives.

  13. Influence of nucleotide excision repair on N-hydroxy-2-acetylaminofluorene-induced mutagenesis studied in λlacZ-transgenic mice

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    Frijhoff, A.F.W.; Krul, C.A.M.; Vries, A. de; Kelders, M.C.J.M.; Weeda, G.; Steeg, H. van; Baan, R.A.

    1998-01-01

    To study the influence of nucleotide excision repair (NER) on mutagenesis in vivo, ERCC1+/-, XPA-/-, and wild-type (ERCC1+/+ and XPA+/+, respectively) λlacZ-transgenic mice were treated i.p. with N-hydroxy-2-acetylaminofluorene (N-OH-AAF) and lacZ mutant frequencies were determined in liver. No sign

  14. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-GGOR-01-0320 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-GGOR-01-0320 ref|NP_001003054.1| prostaglandin E2 receptor EP4 subtype [Canis lupus... familiaris] gb|AAF00470.1|AF177934_1 prostaglandin E2 receptor EP4 subtype [Canis lupus familiaris] NP_001003054.1 3e-91 87% ...

  15. Relative cost-effectiveness of using an extensively hydrolyzed casein formula in managing infants with cow’s milk allergy in Brazil

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    Guest, Julian F; Yang, Ariana C; Oba, Jane; Rodrigues, Maraci; Caetano, Rosane; Polster, Lilian

    2016-01-01

    Objective To estimate the cost-effectiveness of three alternative dietetic strategies for cow’s milk allergy in Brazil: 1) using an extensively hydrolyzed casein formula (eHCF; Nutramigen) as a first-line formula, but switching to an amino acid formula (AAF) if infants remain symptomatic; 2) using an AAF as a first-line formula and then switching to an eHCF after 4 weeks once infants are symptom-free, but switching back to an AAF if infants become symptomatic; and 3) using an AAF as a first-line formula and keeping all infants on that formula. The analysis was conducted from the perspective of the Brazilian public health care system, Sistema Único de Saude. Methods Decision modeling was used to estimate the probability of immunoglobulin E (IgE)-mediated and non-IgE-mediated allergic infants developing tolerance to cow’s milk by 12 months from starting a formula. The models also estimated the Sistema Único de Saude cost (at 2013/2014 prices) of managing infants over 12 months after starting a formula, as well as the relative cost-effectiveness of each of the dietetic strategies. Results The probability of developing tolerance to cow’s milk by 12 months from starting a formula was higher among infants with either IgE-mediated or non-IgE-mediated allergy who were initially fed with an eHCF, compared with those who were initially fed with an AAF. The total health care cost of initially feeding an eHCF to cow’s milk allergic infants was less than that of initially feeding both IgE-mediated and non-IgE-mediated infants with an AAF. Conclusion Within the study’s limitations, using an eHCF instead of an AAF for the first-line management of newly-diagnosed infants with cow’s milk allergy affords a cost-effective use of publicly funded resources, since it improves the outcome for less cost. PMID:27799804

  16. Anti-Inflammatory Effect of 3-O-[(6'-O-Palmitoyl-β-D-glucopyranosyl Sitosterol] from Agave angustifolia on Ear Edema in Mice

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    Elizabeth Hernández-Valle

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    Full Text Available In Mexico Agave angustifolia has traditionally been used to treat inflammation. The aim of this study was to measure the anti-inflammatory effect of the extract of A. angustifolia, the isolation and identification of active compounds. From the acetone extract two active fractions were obtained, (AsF13 and AaF16. For the characterization of pharmacological activity, the acute inflammatory model of mouse ear edema induced with TPA was used. The tissue exposed to TPA and treatments were subjected to two analysis, cytokine quantification (IL-1β, IL-6, IL-10 and TNF-α and histopathological evaluation. The active fraction (AaF16 consisted principally of 3-O-[(6'-O-palmitoyl-β-D-glucopyranpsyl] sitosterol. In AaF13 fraction was identified β-sitosteryl glucoside (2 and stigmasterol (3. The three treatments tested showed a concentration-dependent anti-inflammatory effect (AaAc Emax = 33.10%, EC50 = 0.126 mg/ear; AaF13 Emax = 54.22%, EC50 = 0.0524 mg/ear; AaF16 Emax = 61.01%, EC50 = 0.050 mg/ear. The application of TPA caused a significant increase on level of IL-1β, IL-6 and TNFα compared with basal condition, which was countered by any of the experimental treatments. Moreover, the experimental treatments induced a significant increase in the levels of IL-4 and IL-10, compared to the level observed when stimulated with TPA. Therefore, the anti-inflammatory effect of Agave angustifolia, is associated with the presence of 3-O-[(6'-O-palmitoyl-β-D-glucopyranosyl] sitosterol.

  17. Anti-inflammatory effect of 3-O-[(6'-O-palmitoyl)-β-D-glucopyranosyl sitosterol] from Agave angustifolia on ear edema in mice.

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    Hernández-Valle, Elizabeth; Herrera-Ruiz, Maribel; Salgado, Gabriela Rosas; Zamilpa, Alejandro; Ocampo, Martha Lucia Arenas; Aparicio, Antonio Jiménez; Tortoriello, Jaime; Jiménez-Ferrer, Enrique

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    In Mexico Agave angustifolia has traditionally been used to treat inflammation. The aim of this study was to measure the anti-inflammatory effect of the extract of A. angustifolia, the isolation and identification of active compounds. From the acetone extract two active fractions were obtained, (AsF13 and AaF16). For the characterization of pharmacological activity, the acute inflammatory model of mouse ear edema induced with TPA was used. The tissue exposed to TPA and treatments were subjected to two analysis, cytokine quantification (IL-1β, IL-6, IL-10 and TNF-α) and histopathological evaluation. The active fraction (AaF16) consisted principally of 3-O-[(6'-O-palmitoyl)-β-D-glucopyranpsyl] sitosterol. In AaF13 fraction was identified β-sitosteryl glucoside (2) and stigmasterol (3). The three treatments tested showed a concentration-dependent anti-inflammatory effect (AaAc Emax = 33.10%, EC50 = 0.126 mg/ear; AaF13 Emax = 54.22%, EC50 = 0.0524 mg/ear; AaF16 Emax = 61.01%, EC50 = 0.050 mg/ear). The application of TPA caused a significant increase on level of IL-1β, IL-6 and TNFα compared with basal condition, which was countered by any of the experimental treatments. Moreover, the experimental treatments induced a significant increase in the levels of IL-4 and IL-10, compared to the level observed when stimulated with TPA. Therefore, the anti-inflammatory effect of Agave angustifolia, is associated with the presence of 3-O-[(6'-O-palmitoyl)-β-D-glucopyranosyl] sitosterol. PMID:25268718

  18. Regulatory effect of connexin/gap junction intercellular communication on proliferation of rat hepatic oval cells%连接蛋白/缝隙连接细胞间通讯对大鼠肝卵圆细胞增殖调控作用

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    傅华群; 李学东; 王开阳; 蒋星星; 巢映辉

    2011-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Gap junction intercellular communication (GJIC) mediated by connexin (CX) is the pivotal pattern ofcommunication in multicellular organism.OBJECTIVE: To observe the regulatory effect of CX/GJIC on hepatic oval cell proliferation.METHODS: Wistar rats were assigned to four groups. Control group received normal diet. Animal models of hepatic oval cell proliferation were established in the 2-acetylaminofluorene/ partial hepatectomy (2 -AAF/PH) group according to modified Solt-Farber method. Phenobarbital group received phenobarbital drinking for 7 days, and on day 8, models were established as the 2 -AAF/PH group. Phenobarbital drinking lasted till the end of the test. Panax notoginseng saponins (PNS) group received PNS 25 mg/kg daily by intraperitoneal injection during model establishment as the 2-AAF/PH group, lasting till the end of the test.RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: The patterns of CX expression were different in spatial and temporal in the rat liver after 2-AAF/PH, decreased and then recovered. The CX43 protein was expressed in hepatic oval cells, and they were increased at first and then to recover. GJIC was inhibited by altered the spatial and temporal expression patterns of CX in the rats liver after 2-AAF/PH (with phenobarbital) that can accelerate the proliferation of hepatic oval cells. GJIC was increased by enhancing the expression level of CX in the rats liver after2 -AAF/PH (with PNS) that can accurately activate hepatic oval cells proliferation. The peak of hepatic oval cells pro liferation was decreased, delayed and lasted long time. To decrease the GJIC in the rat liver of 2-AAF/PH that can accelerate and enhance the proliferation of hepatic oval cells, whereas to increase the GJIC can decrease,delay and last long time the proliferation of hepatic oval cells. These suggest that the proliferation and differentiation of hepatic oval cells were modulated by CX/GJIC.%背景:缝隙连接蛋白介导的缝隙连接细胞间通讯(gap junction

  19. Gene flow, subspecies composition, and dengue virus-2 susceptibility among Aedes aegypti collections in Senegal.

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Aedes aegypti, the "yellow fever mosquito", is the primary vector to humans of the four serotypes of dengue viruses (DENV1-4 and yellow fever virus (YFV and is a known vector of Chikungunya virus. There are two recognized subspecies of Ae. aegypti sensu latu (s.l.: the presumed ancestral form, Ae. aegypti formosus (Aaf, a primarily sylvan mosquito in sub-Saharan Africa, and Ae. aegypti aegypti (Aaa, found globally in tropical and subtropical regions typically in association with humans. The designation of Ae. aegypti s.l. subspecies arose from observations made in East Africa in the late 1950s that the frequency of pale "forms" of Ae. aegypti was higher in populations in and around human dwellings than in those of the nearby bush. But few studies have been made of Ae. aegypti s.l. in West Africa. To address this deficiency we have been studying the population genetics, subspecies composition and vector competence for DENV-2 of Ae. aegypti s.l. in Senegal. METHODS AND FINDINGS: A population genetic analysis of gene flow was conducted among 1,040 Aedes aegypti s.l. from 19 collections distributed across the five phytogeographic regions of Senegal. Adults lacking pale scales on their first abdominal tergite were classified as Aedes aegypti formosus (Aaf following the original description of the subspecies and the remainder were classified as Aedes aegypti aegypti (Aaa. There was a clear northwest-southeast cline in the abundance of Aaa and Aaf. Collections from the northern Sahelian region contained only Aaa while southern Forest gallery collections contained only Aaf. The two subspecies occurred in sympatry in four collections north of the Gambia in the central Savannah region and Aaa was a minor component of two collections from the Forest gallery area. Mosquitoes from 11 collections were orally challenged with DENV-2 virus. In agreement with the early literature, Aaf had significantly lower vector competence than Aaa. Among pure Aaa

  20. Repair of DNA lesions induced by ultraviolet irradiation and aromatic amines in normal and repair-deficient human lymphoblastoid cell lines

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    Stevnsner, Tinna; Frandsen, Henrik; Autrup, Herman

    1995-01-01

    A host cell reactivation (HCR) assay was employed to study the capacity of a normal and three repair-deficient human lymphoblastoid cell lines to repair DNA damage induced by UV irradiation and the aromatic amines 2-amino-1-methyl-6-phenylimidazo[4,5-b]pyridine (PhIP) and N-acetyl-2-aminofluorene....... In the XP-D cell line, which had practically no DNA repair capacity, AAF adducts had a more potent inhibitory effect on gene expression than UV and PhIP adducts. When corrected for this inhibitory effect, the wild-type, XP-C and CS-B cell lines repaired low levels of AAF and UV adducts with similar...... efficiencies, however, PhIP adducts were repaired less efficiently....

  1. Puesta a punto e interpretación de la aspiración con aguja fina en el diagnóstico de hiperplasia prostática y prostatitis crónica canina

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    González, Griselda; Maffrand, C.; Guendulain, Corina F.; Otegui, F.; Gobello, Cristina

    2008-01-01

    La hiperplasia prostática benigna (HPB) y sus complicaciones infecciosas son las enfermedades prostáticas más prevalentes en perros de edad avanzada. Aunque la biopsia ofrece el diagnóstico definitivo, la aspiración con aguja fina (AAF) con guía ecográfica es una herramienta rápida y segura para el diagnóstico citológico presuntivo de las alteraciones prostáticas. El objetivo del presente trabajo fue poner a punto la técnica de AAF prostática ecodirigida y la interpretación del material obten...

  2. First Study Of HEPA Filter Prototype Performance To Control The Airborne Pollution

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    This paper will report the efficiency test result of the filtration tool prototype of High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA filter) for low temperature, to control the airborne pollution of aerosol particle of solid and liquid. The prototype design of HEPA filter was based on the characteristic data of filter material (fibrous diameter, density, filter thickness), flow rate of air and first pressure drop. From the result of laboratory scale test, using DOP/PSL aerosol with 0,3 mum diameter and the flow rate of 3,78 m exp.3/min, was obtained filtration efficiency revolve between 89,90 and 99,94 % for the filter prototype of A, B, C, and D. the efficiency estimation of theory with filtration programme and the experiment was different amount 1 %. The value of the prototype efficiency of D filter was not far different with AAF-USA filter and its price is cheaper 30 % than the price of AAF-USA filter

  3. Loss of ICG uptake in the process of rat hepatocarcinogenesis correlates to the disappearance of glutathione-S-transferase alpha subunit.

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    Ling, Liu; Higashi,Toshihiro; Tsuchida, Shigeki; Sato, Kiyomi; Tsuji, Takao

    1993-01-01

    Reduced indocyanine green (ICG) uptake is one of the functional changes of human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). To clarify the mechanisms of loss of ICG uptake, and determine which subunit of glutathione-S-transferase (GST), alpha or pi, plays a role in ICG transport in hepatocytes, an experimental HCC model was developed that used nodules induced by 2-acetylamino-fluorene (2-AAF) administration. Many of the ICG stained nodules, which consisted of benign and borderline lesions, were GST-alph...

  4. Arylamine-DNA adducts in vitro and in vivo: their role in bacterial mutagenesis and urinary bladder carcinogenesis

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    Beland, Frederick A.; Beranek, David T.; Dooley, Kenneth L.; Heflich, Robert H; Kadlubar, Fred F.

    1983-01-01

    Hepatic N-oxidation, followed by N-glucuronidation, has been proposed as a route of metabolic activation for arylamine bladder carcinogens. It is postulated that the N-glucuronides are transported to the bladder lumen where they are hydrolyzed under slightly acidic conditions to release direct-acting carcinogenic and mutagenic N-hydroxyarylamines. In this study, 4-aminobiphenyl (ABP), 1-naphthylamine (1-NA), 2-naphthylamine (2-NA), 2-acetylaminofluorene (AAF), 4-nitrobiphenyl (NBP), benzidine...

  5. 環境財務会計: 制度会計領域における環境関連事象の取扱い

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    赤塚, 尚之

    2008-01-01

    The purpose of this paper is to review current accounting treatments for environmental issues todevelop “environmental financial accounting” by mainly referring authoritative documents issued byCICA, AAF, ICAEW, FEE, EU Recommendation, accounting standards issued by FASB and IASB (including some interpretations by EITF, IFRIC, and AICPA), and some previous articles and books related to this topic. Issues addressed in this paper are: (1)boundaries of private environmental costs, (2)definition ...

  6. Effect of Boschniakia rossica on expression of GST-P, p53 and p21(ras)proteins in early stage of chemical hepatocarcinogenesis and its anti-inflammatory activities in rats.

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    Yin, Zong-Zhu; Jin, Hai-Ling; Yin, Xue-Zhe; Li, Tian-Zhu; Quan, Ji-Shu; Jin, Zeng-Nan

    2000-12-01

    AIM:To investigate the effect of Boschniakia rossica (BR) extract on expression of GST-P, p53 and p21(ras) proteins in early stage of chemical hepatocarcinogenesis in rats and its anti-inflammatory activities.METHODS:The expression of tumor marker-placental form glutathione S-transferase (GST-P), p53 and p21(ras) proteins were investigated by immunohisto-chemical techniques and ABC method. Anti-inflammatory activities of BR were studied by xylene and croton oil-induced mouse ear edema, carrageenin, histamine and hot scald-induced rat pow edema, adjuvant-induced rat arthritis and cotton pellet induced mouse granuloma formation methods.RESULTS:The 500mg/kg of BR-H2O extract frac-tionated from BR-Methanol extract had inhibitory effect on the formation of DEN-induced GST-P-positive foci in rat liver (GST-P staining was 78% positive in DEN+AAF group vs 20% positive in DEN+AAF+BR group, P<0.05) and the expression of mutant p53 and p21(ras) protein was lower than that of hepatic preneoplastic lesions (33% and 22% positive respectively in DEN+AAF group vs negative in DEN+AAF+BR group). Both CH(2)Cl(2) and H(2)O extracts from BR had anti-inflamatory effect in xylene and crotonoil induced mouse ear edema (inhibitory rates were 26%-29% and 35%-59%, respectively). BR H(2)O extract exhibited inhibitory effect in carrageenin, histamine and hot scald-induced hind paw edema and adjuvant-induced arthritis in rats and cotton pellet-induced granuloma formation in mice.CONCLUSION:BR extract exhibited inhibitory effect on formation of preneoplastic hepatic foci in early stage of rat chemical hepato-carcinogenesis.Both CH(2)Cl(2) and H(2)O extracts from BR exerted anti-inflammatory effect in rats and mice. PMID:11819701

  7. Exploring flavour-producing core microbiota in multispecies solid-state fermentation of traditional Chinese vinegar

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    Zong-Min Wang; Zhen-Ming Lu; Jin-Song Shi; Zheng-Hong Xu

    2016-01-01

    Multispecies solid-state fermentation (MSSF), a natural fermentation process driven by reproducible microbiota, is an important technique to produce traditional fermented foods. Flavours, skeleton of fermented foods, was mostly produced by microbiota in food ecosystem. However, the association between microbiota and flavours and flavour-producing core microbiota are still poorly understood. Here, acetic acid fermentation (AAF) of Zhenjiang aromatic vinegar was taken as a typical case of MSSF....

  8. Alternative aircraft anti-icing formulations with reduced aquatic toxicity and biochemical oxygen demand

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    Gold, Harris; Joback, Kevin; Geis, Steven; Bowman, George; Mericas, Dean; Corsi, Steven R.; Ferguson, Lee

    2010-01-01

    The current research was conducted to identify alternative aircraft and pavement deicer and anti-icer formulations with improved environmental characteristics compared to currently used commercial products (2007). The environmental characteristics of primary concern are the biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) and aquatic toxicity of the fully formulated products. Except when the distinction among products is necessary for clarity, “deicer” will refer to aircraft-deicing fluids (ADFs), aircraft anti-icing fluids (AAFs), and pavementdeicing materials (PDMs).

  9. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-ATHA-01-0017 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-ATHA-01-0017 ref|NP_564207.1| unknown protein [Arabidopsis thaliana] gb|AAF871...60.1|AC002423_25 T23E23.1 [Arabidopsis thaliana] dbj|BAD42966.1| unknown protein [Arabidopsis thaliana] dbj|...BAD43185.1| unknown protein [Arabidopsis thaliana] dbj|BAD44677.1| unknown protein [Arabidopsis thaliana] NP_564207.1 0.0 100% ...

  10. AM1 study of N-2-acetylaminofluorene bonded to deoxyguanosine at the minor adduct site

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    Besson, Morgan

    2003-03-01

    We have computed the total energy as a function of six important torsion angles of the carcinogen N-2-acetylaminofluorene (AAF) bonded to the nitrogen N2 of deoxyguanosine using the semiempirical quantum mechanical method AM1. One global minimum and one local minimum are found separated by a modest barrier. We have computed the normal-mode frequencies of the relevant torsional motions and have determined the rate of conversion between the two minima.

  11. A Reconfigurable Radio Architecture for Cognitive Radio in Emergency Networks

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    Zhang, Qiwei; Kokkeler, Andre B.J.; Smit, Gerard J.M.

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    Cognitive Radio has been proposed as a promising technology to solve today's spectrum scarcity problem. Cognitive Radio is able to sense the spectrum to find the free spectrum, which can be optimally used by Cognitive Radio without causing interference to the licensed user. In the scope of the Adaptive Adhoc Freeband (AAF) project, an emergency network built on top of Cognitive Radio is proposed. New functional requirements and system specifications for Cognitive Radio have to be supported by...

  12. Some ozone advanced oxidation processes to improve the biological removal of selected pharmaceutical contaminants from urban wastewater

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    Espejo, Azahara; Aguinaco, Almudena; Amat Payá, Ana María; Fernando J. Beltrán

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    Removal of nine pharmaceutical compounds¿acetaminophen (AAF), antipyrine (ANT), caffeine (CAF), carbamazepine (CRB), diclofenac (DCF), hydrochlorothiazide (HCT), ketorolac (KET), metoprolol (MET) and sulfamethoxazole (SMX)¿spiked in a primary sedimentation effluent of a municipal wastewater has been studied with sequential aerobic biological and ozone advanced oxidation systems. Combinations of ozone, UVA black light and Fe(III) or Fe3O4 constituted the chemical systems. During the ...

  13. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-DYAK-02-0062 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-DYAK-02-0062 ref|NP_725630.1| vegetable CG6657-PA, isoform A [Drosophila melan...ogaster] ref|NP_524685.2| vegetable CG6657-PB, isoform B [Drosophila melanogaster] sp|Q9V7W1|PIGV_DROME GPI ...mannosyltransferase 2 (GPI mannosyltransferase II) (GPI-MT-II) (Protein vegetable) gb|AAF57928.1| CG6657-PA,

  14. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-AGAM-02-0019 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-AGAM-02-0019 ref|NP_725630.1| vegetable CG6657-PA, isoform A [Drosophila melan...ogaster] ref|NP_524685.2| vegetable CG6657-PB, isoform B [Drosophila melanogaster] sp|Q9V7W1|PIGV_DROME GPI ...mannosyltransferase 2 (GPI mannosyltransferase II) (GPI-MT-II) (Protein vegetable) gb|AAF57928.1| CG6657-PA,

  15. EST Table: BY929895 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

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  18. Use of ARM Mobile Facility (AMF) Data to Study Aerosol Indirect Effects in China

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    Li, Zhanqing [Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD (United States)

    2012-12-19

    General goals: 1) Facilitating the deployment of the ARM Mobile Facility (AMF) and Ancillary Facility (AAF) in China in 2008, 2) Processing, retrieving, improving and analyzing observation data from ground-based, air-borne and space-borne instruments; 3) Conducting a series of studies to gain insights into the direct and indirect effects of these aerosols on radiation, clouds, and precipitation using both

  19. Single Multiplex PCR Assay To Identify Simultaneously the Six Categories of Diarrheagenic Escherichia coli Associated with Enteric Infections

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    Vidal, Maricel; Kruger, Eileen; Durán, Claudia; Lagos, Rosanna; Levine, Myron; Prado, Valeria; Toro, Cecilia; Vidal, Roberto

    2005-01-01

    We designed a multiplex PCR for the detection of all categories of diarrheagenic Escherichia coli. This method proved to be specific and rapid in detecting virulence genes from Shiga toxin-producing (stx1, stx2, and eae), enteropathogenic (eae and bfp), enterotoxigenic (stII and lt), enteroinvasive (virF and ipaH), enteroaggregative (aafII), and diffuse adherent (daaE) Escherichia coli in stool samples. PMID:16208019

  20. Altered Sensory Feedbacks in Pianist's Dystonia: the altered auditory feedback paradigm and the glove effect

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    Felicia Pei-Hsin Cheng

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Background: This study investigates the effect of altered auditory feedback (AAF in musician's dystonia (MD and discusses whether altered auditory feedback can be considered as a sensory trick in MD. Furthermore, the effect of AAF is compared with altered tactile feedback, which can serve as a sensory trick in several other forms of focal dystonia. Methods: The method is based on scale analysis (Jabusch et al. 2004. Experiment 1 employs synchronization paradigm: 12 MD patients and 25 healthy pianists had to repeatedly play C-major scales in synchrony with a metronome on a MIDI-piano with 3 auditory feedback conditions: 1. normal feedback; 2. no feedback; 3. constant delayed feedback. Experiment 2 employs synchronization-continuation paradigm: 12 MD patients and 12 healthy pianists had to repeatedly play C-major scales in two phases: first in synchrony with a metronome, secondly continue the established tempo without the metronome. There are 4 experimental conditions, among them 3 are the same altered auditory feedback as in Experiment 1 and 1 is related to altered tactile sensory input. The coefficient of variation of inter-onset intervals of the key depressions was calculated to evaluate fine motor control. Results: In both experiments, the healthy controls and the patients behaved very similarly. There is no difference in the regularity of playing between the two groups under any condition, and neither did AAF nor did altered tactile feedback have a beneficial effect on patients’ fine motor control. Conclusions: The results of the two experiments suggest that in the context of our experimental designs, AAF and altered tactile feedback play a minor role in motor coordination in patients with musicians' dystonia. We propose that altered auditory and tactile feedback do not serve as effective sensory tricks and may not temporarily reduce the symptoms of patients suffering from MD in this experimental context.

  1. Bronze Civilization Shines Asia Art Festival

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    Hu Chunliang

    2009-01-01

    @@ The 11th Asia Arts Festival (AAF) was held from August 18 through 26, 2009 in Ordos, a city in the northern China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region. This event was jointly sponsored by the Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China and the People's Government of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, and organized by the Ordos Municipal People's Government, Culture Department of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region and China Arts and Entertainment Group.

  2. Exploring flavour-producing core microbiota in multispecies solid-state fermentation of traditional Chinese vinegar.

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    Wang, Zong-Min; Lu, Zhen-Ming; Shi, Jin-Song; Xu, Zheng-Hong

    2016-01-01

    Multispecies solid-state fermentation (MSSF), a natural fermentation process driven by reproducible microbiota, is an important technique to produce traditional fermented foods. Flavours, skeleton of fermented foods, was mostly produced by microbiota in food ecosystem. However, the association between microbiota and flavours and flavour-producing core microbiota are still poorly understood. Here, acetic acid fermentation (AAF) of Zhenjiang aromatic vinegar was taken as a typical case of MSSF. The structural and functional dynamics of microbiota during AAF process was determined by metagenomics and favour analyses. The dominant bacteria and fungi were identified as Acetobacter, Lactobacillus, Aspergillus, and Alternaria, respectively. Total 88 flavours including 2 sugars, 9 organic acids, 18 amino acids, and 59 volatile flavours were detected during AAF process. O2PLS-based correlation analysis between microbiota succession and flavours dynamics showed bacteria made more contribution to flavour formation than fungi. Seven genera including Acetobacter, Lactobacillus, Enhydrobacter, Lactococcus, Gluconacetobacer, Bacillus and Staphylococcus were determined as functional core microbiota for production of flavours in Zhenjiang aromatic vinegar, based on their dominance and functionality in microbial community. This study provides a perspective for bridging the gap between the phenotype and genotype of ecological system, and advances our understanding of MSSF mechanisms in Zhenjiang aromatic vinegar. PMID:27241188

  3. The commonly-used DNA probe for diffusely-adherent Escherichia coli cross-reacts with a subset of enteroaggregative E. coli

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    Fletcher Jonathan N

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The roles of diffusely-adherent Escherichia coli (DAEC and enteroaggregative E. coli (EAEC in disease are not well understood, in part because of the limitations of diagnostic tests for each of these categories of diarrhoea-causing E. coli. A HEp-2 adherence assay is the Gold Standard for detecting both EAEC and DAEC but DNA probes with limited sensitivity are also employed. Results We demonstrate that the daaC probe, conventionally used to detect DAEC, cross-reacts with a subset of strains belonging to the EAEC category. The cross hybridization is due to 84% identity, at the nucleotide level, between the daaC locus and the aggregative adherence fimbriae II cluster gene, aafC, present in some EAEC strains. Because aaf-positive EAEC show a better association with diarrhoea than other EAEC, this specific cross-hybridization may have contributed to an over-estimation of the association of daaC with disease in some studies. We have developed a discriminatory PCR-RFLP protocol to delineate EAEC strains detected by the daaC probe in molecular epidemiological studies. Conclusions A PCR-RFLP protocol described herein can be used to identify aaf-positive EAEC and daaC-positive DAEC and to delineate these two types of diarrhoeagenic E. coli, which both react with the daaC probe. This should help to improve current understanding and future investigations of DAEC and EAEC epidemiology.

  4. Exploring flavour-producing core microbiota in multispecies solid-state fermentation of traditional Chinese vinegar.

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    Wang, Zong-Min; Lu, Zhen-Ming; Shi, Jin-Song; Xu, Zheng-Hong

    2016-01-01

    Multispecies solid-state fermentation (MSSF), a natural fermentation process driven by reproducible microbiota, is an important technique to produce traditional fermented foods. Flavours, skeleton of fermented foods, was mostly produced by microbiota in food ecosystem. However, the association between microbiota and flavours and flavour-producing core microbiota are still poorly understood. Here, acetic acid fermentation (AAF) of Zhenjiang aromatic vinegar was taken as a typical case of MSSF. The structural and functional dynamics of microbiota during AAF process was determined by metagenomics and favour analyses. The dominant bacteria and fungi were identified as Acetobacter, Lactobacillus, Aspergillus, and Alternaria, respectively. Total 88 flavours including 2 sugars, 9 organic acids, 18 amino acids, and 59 volatile flavours were detected during AAF process. O2PLS-based correlation analysis between microbiota succession and flavours dynamics showed bacteria made more contribution to flavour formation than fungi. Seven genera including Acetobacter, Lactobacillus, Enhydrobacter, Lactococcus, Gluconacetobacer, Bacillus and Staphylococcus were determined as functional core microbiota for production of flavours in Zhenjiang aromatic vinegar, based on their dominance and functionality in microbial community. This study provides a perspective for bridging the gap between the phenotype and genotype of ecological system, and advances our understanding of MSSF mechanisms in Zhenjiang aromatic vinegar.

  5. The Herbal Compound “Diwu Yanggan” Modulates Liver Regeneration by Affecting the Hepatic Stem Cell Microenvironment in 2-Acetylaminofluorene/Partial Hepatectomy Rats

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    Bin-Bin Zhao

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Ethnopharmacological Relevance. “Diwu Yanggan” (DWYG has been reported to regulate liver regeneration, modulate the immune response, ameliorate liver injury, kill virus, ameliorate liver fibrosis, and suppress hepatic cancer. However, its mechanisms are still unknown. Objectives. To investigate the effects of DWYG on oval cell proliferation in 2-AAF/PH rats and determine its mechanism. Methods. Wistar rats were randomly distributed into normal group, sham group, vehicle group, and DWYG group. Hepatic pathological changes were examined by H&E staining. The oval cell markers CD34, AFP, CK-19 and hematopoietic cell markers CD45, Thy1.1, and hepatocyte marker ALB were examined with immunohistochemistry. The percentage of CD34/CD45 double-positive cells in bone marrow was detected by flow cytometry. Cytokine levels were measured with the Bio-plex suspension array system. Results. DWYG significantly increased the survival rates of 2-AAF/PH rats and promoted liver regeneration. Furthermore, DWYG increased the ratio of CD34/CD45 double-positive cells on days 10 and 14. In addition, DWYG gradually restored IL-1, GRO/KC, and VEGF levels to those of the normal group. Conclusions. DWYG increases 2-AAF/PH rat survival rates, suppresses hepatic precarcinoma changes, and restores hepatic tissue structure and function. DWYG may act by modulating the hepatic microenvironment to support liver regeneration.

  6. Exploring flavour-producing core microbiota in multispecies solid-state fermentation of traditional Chinese vinegar

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    Wang, Zong-Min; Lu, Zhen-Ming; Shi, Jin-Song; Xu, Zheng-Hong

    2016-01-01

    Multispecies solid-state fermentation (MSSF), a natural fermentation process driven by reproducible microbiota, is an important technique to produce traditional fermented foods. Flavours, skeleton of fermented foods, was mostly produced by microbiota in food ecosystem. However, the association between microbiota and flavours and flavour-producing core microbiota are still poorly understood. Here, acetic acid fermentation (AAF) of Zhenjiang aromatic vinegar was taken as a typical case of MSSF. The structural and functional dynamics of microbiota during AAF process was determined by metagenomics and favour analyses. The dominant bacteria and fungi were identified as Acetobacter, Lactobacillus, Aspergillus, and Alternaria, respectively. Total 88 flavours including 2 sugars, 9 organic acids, 18 amino acids, and 59 volatile flavours were detected during AAF process. O2PLS-based correlation analysis between microbiota succession and flavours dynamics showed bacteria made more contribution to flavour formation than fungi. Seven genera including Acetobacter, Lactobacillus, Enhydrobacter, Lactococcus, Gluconacetobacer, Bacillus and Staphylococcus were determined as functional core microbiota for production of flavours in Zhenjiang aromatic vinegar, based on their dominance and functionality in microbial community. This study provides a perspective for bridging the gap between the phenotype and genotype of ecological system, and advances our understanding of MSSF mechanisms in Zhenjiang aromatic vinegar. PMID:27241188

  7. Serum Potassium Levels Inversely Correlate with D-Dimer In Patients with Acute-Onset Atrial Fibrillation

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    D-dimer values are frequently increased in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) compared to subjects in sinus rhythm. Hypokalemia plays a role in several cardiovascular diseases, but little is known about the association with AF. D-dimer values are frequently increased in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) compared with subjects in sinus rhythm. Hypokalemia plays a role in several cardiovascular diseases, but little is known about the association with AF. The aim of this study was to investigate correlations between D-dimer and serum potassium in acute-onset AF (AAF). To investigate the potential correlation between the values of serum potassium and D-dimer in patients with AAF, we retrospectively reviewed clinical and laboratory data of all emergency department visits for AAF in 2013. Among 271 consecutive AAF patients with D-dimer assessments, those with hypokalemia (n = 98) had significantly higher D-dimer values than normokalemic patients (139 versus 114 ng/mL, p = 0.004). The rate of patients with D-dimer values exceeding the diagnostic cut-off was higher in the group of patients with hypokalemia than in those with normal serum potassium (26.5% versus 16.2%; p = 0.029). An inverse and highly significant correlation was found between serum potassium and D-dimer (r = −0.21; p < 0.001), even after adjustments for age and sex (beta coefficient −94.8; p = 0.001). The relative risk for a positive D-dimer value attributed to hypokalemia was 1.64 (95% CI, 1.02 to 2.63; p = 0.040). The correlation remained statistically significant in patients free from antihypertensive drugs (r = −0.25; p = 0.018), but not in those taking angiotensin-receptor blockers, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, or diuretics. The inverse correlation between values of potassium and D-dimer in patients with AAF provides important and complementary information about the thromboembolic risk of these patients

  8. Serum Potassium Levels Inversely Correlate with D-Dimer In Patients with Acute-Onset Atrial Fibrillation

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    Cervellin, Gianfranco, E-mail: gcervellin@ao.pr.it; Bonfanti, Laura; Picanza, Alessandra; Lippi, Giuseppe [1Academic Hospital of Parma (Italy)

    2015-03-15

    D-dimer values are frequently increased in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) compared to subjects in sinus rhythm. Hypokalemia plays a role in several cardiovascular diseases, but little is known about the association with AF. D-dimer values are frequently increased in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) compared with subjects in sinus rhythm. Hypokalemia plays a role in several cardiovascular diseases, but little is known about the association with AF. The aim of this study was to investigate correlations between D-dimer and serum potassium in acute-onset AF (AAF). To investigate the potential correlation between the values of serum potassium and D-dimer in patients with AAF, we retrospectively reviewed clinical and laboratory data of all emergency department visits for AAF in 2013. Among 271 consecutive AAF patients with D-dimer assessments, those with hypokalemia (n = 98) had significantly higher D-dimer values than normokalemic patients (139 versus 114 ng/mL, p = 0.004). The rate of patients with D-dimer values exceeding the diagnostic cut-off was higher in the group of patients with hypokalemia than in those with normal serum potassium (26.5% versus 16.2%; p = 0.029). An inverse and highly significant correlation was found between serum potassium and D-dimer (r = −0.21; p < 0.001), even after adjustments for age and sex (beta coefficient −94.8; p = 0.001). The relative risk for a positive D-dimer value attributed to hypokalemia was 1.64 (95% CI, 1.02 to 2.63; p = 0.040). The correlation remained statistically significant in patients free from antihypertensive drugs (r = −0.25; p = 0.018), but not in those taking angiotensin-receptor blockers, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, or diuretics. The inverse correlation between values of potassium and D-dimer in patients with AAF provides important and complementary information about the thromboembolic risk of these patients.

  9. Serum Potassium Levels Inversely Correlate with D-Dimer In Patients with Acute-Onset Atrial Fibrillation

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    Gianfranco Cervellin

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Background: D-dimer values are frequently increased in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF compared to subjects in sinus rhythm. Hypokalemia plays a role in several cardiovascular diseases, but little is known about the association with AF. Objective: D-dimer values are frequently increased in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF compared with subjects in sinus rhythm. Hypokalemia plays a role in several cardiovascular diseases, but little is known about the association with AF. The aim of this study was to investigate correlations between D-dimer and serum potassium in acute-onset AF (AAF. Methods: To investigate the potential correlation between the values of serum potassium and D-dimer in patients with AAF, we retrospectively reviewed clinical and laboratory data of all emergency department visits for AAF in 2013. Results: Among 271 consecutive AAF patients with D-dimer assessments, those with hypokalemia (n = 98 had significantly higher D-dimer values than normokalemic patients (139 versus 114 ng/mL, p = 0.004. The rate of patients with D-dimer values exceeding the diagnostic cut-off was higher in the group of patients with hypokalemia than in those with normal serum potassium (26.5% versus 16.2%; p = 0.029. An inverse and highly significant correlation was found between serum potassium and D-dimer (r = −0.21; p < 0.001, even after adjustments for age and sex (beta coefficient −94.8; p = 0.001. The relative risk for a positive D-dimer value attributed to hypokalemia was 1.64 (95% CI, 1.02 to 2.63; p = 0.040. The correlation remained statistically significant in patients free from antihypertensive drugs (r = −0.25; p = 0.018, but not in those taking angiotensin-receptor blockers, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, or diuretics. Conclusions: The inverse correlation between values of potassium and D-dimer in patients with AAF provides important and complementary information about the thromboembolic risk of these patients.

  10. Relative cost-effectiveness of using an extensively hydrolyzed casein formula containing the probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG in managing infants with cow’s milk allergy in Poland

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    Guest, Julian F; Weidlich, Diana; Kaczmarski, Maciej; Jarocka-Cyrta, Elzbieta; Kobelska-Dubiel, Natalia; Krauze, Agnieszka; Sakowska-Maliszewska, Iwona; Zawadzka-Krajewska, Anna

    2016-01-01

    Objective To estimate the cost-effectiveness of using an extensively hydrolyzed casein formula (eHCF) containing the probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (eHCF + LGG; Nutramigen LGG) as an initial treatment for cow’s milk allergy compared with eHCF alone and amino acid formulas (AAF) in Poland from the perspective of the Polish National Health Fund (Narodowy Fundusz Zdrowia [NFZ]) and parents. Methods Decision modeling was used to estimate the probability of cow’s milk allergic infants developing tolerance to cow’s milk by 18 months. The model also estimated the cost to the NFZ and parents (Polish Zloty [PLN] at 2013–2014 prices) for managing infants over 18 months after starting one of the formulas as well as the relative cost-effectiveness of each of the formulas. Results The probability of developing tolerance to cow’s milk by 18 months was higher among infants who were fed eHCF + LGG (0.82) compared with those fed eHCF alone (0.53) or an AAF (0.22). An infant who is initially managed with eHCF + LGG is expected to consume fewer health care resources than infants managed with the other formulas. Hence, the estimated total health care cost incurred by the NFZ for initially feeding infants with eHCF + LGG (PLN 5,693) was less than that of feeding infants with eHCF alone (PLN 7,749) or an AAF (PLN 24,333). However, the total cost incurred by parents for initially feeding infants with an AAF (PLN 815) was marginally less than that of feeding with eHCF + LGG (PLN 993), which was less than that of feeding with eHCF alone (PLN 1,226). Conclusion Using eHCF + LGG instead of eHCF alone or an AAF for first-line management of newly diagnosed infants with cow’s milk allergy affords a cost-effective use of NFZ-funded resources, since it improves outcome for less cost. Whether eHCF + LGG would be viewed as being cost-effective by parents is dependent on their willingness to pay an additional cost for additional tolerance acquisition to cow’s milk. PMID:27418845

  11. 游离氨基酸配方粉应用于婴儿湿疹的临床观察

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    顾丽; 周慧恩

    2013-01-01

    Objective To investigate the free amino acid formula powder (AAF) on infantile eczema clinical prevention and milk protein allergy (CMA) of infant growth and development impact. Methods From May 2012 to February 2013 the child care center treatment of eczema age 2~6 months of artificial feeding. 70 cases were randomly divided into normal infant group (CMF) in 48 cases and free amino acid formula group (AAF) in 22 cases, avoid milk, soy products, in June Toseuchi Fukasuke food. On two groups of infants intervention for second weeks, 4 weeks, 12 weeks visiting, body weight monitoring, sleep time survey and peripheral blood. Results In AAF group, 18 cases of eczema relieved 2 weeks. 4 weeks, 20 cases of eczema in complete remission, sleep time increased an average of 1.5 hours/day, weight average growth of 0.8 kg /4 week. 12 weeks without recurrence in 19 cases of eczema, sleep an average of 16.3 hours / day, average weight gain of 0.76 kg /4 weeks, peripheral blood eosinophils <5%21 cases. Conclusion AAF can continue to ease the baby eczema, support CMA of infant growth and development. Eczema baby recommend the use of free amino acid formula powder.%  目的探讨游离氨基酸配方粉(AAF)对婴儿湿疹的临床防治及牛奶蛋白过敏(CMA)婴儿的生长发育的影响.方法选择2012年5月~2013年2月儿童保健中心就诊的患湿疹的年龄2~6月龄人工喂养儿70例随机分为普通婴儿配方组(CMF)48例和游离氨基酸配方组(AAF)22例,回避奶、大豆制品,6月龄内不添加辅食.对两组婴儿干预第2周,4周,12周进行访视,体重监测,睡眠时间调查及外周血检测.结果 AAF组2周18例湿疹明显缓解.4周20例湿疹完全缓解,睡眠时间平均提高1.5 h/d,体重平均增长0.8 kg/4周.12周19例湿疹无复发,睡眠时间平均16.3 h/d,体重平均增重0.76 kg/4周,外周血嗜酸性细胞<5%21例.结论 AAF可以持续缓解婴儿湿疹,支持CMA婴儿的生长发育.湿疹婴儿建议使用游离氨基酸配方粉.

  12. Geology and metallogeny of the Ar Rayn terrane, eastern Arabian shield: Evolution of a Neoproterozoic continental-margin arc during assembly of Gondwana within the East African orogen

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    Doebrich, J.L.; Al-Jehani, A. M.; Siddiqui, A.A.; Hayes, T.S.; Wooden, J.L.; Johnson, P.R.

    2007-01-01

    The Neoproterozoic Ar Rayn terrane is exposed along the eastern margin of the Arabian shield. The terrane is bounded on the west by the Ad Dawadimi terrane across the Al Amar fault zone (AAF), and is nonconformably overlain on the east by Phanerozoic sedimentary rocks. The terrane is composed of a magmatic arc complex and syn- to post-orogenic intrusions. The layered rocks of the arc, the Al Amar group (>689 Ma to ???625 Ma), consist of tholeiitic to calc-alkaline basaltic to rhyolitic volcanic and volcaniclastic rocks with subordinate tuffaceous sedimentary rocks and carbonates, and are divided into an eastern and western sequence. Plutonic rocks of the terrane form three distinct lithogeochemical groups: (1) low-Al trondhjemite-tonalite-granodiorite (TTG) of arc affinity (632-616 Ma) in the western part of the terrane, (2) high-Al TTG/adakite of arc affinity (689-617 Ma) in the central and eastern part of the terrane, and (3) syn- to post-orogenic alkali granite (607-583 Ma). West-dipping subduction along a trench east of the terrane is inferred from high-Al TTG/adakite emplaced east of low-Al TTG. The Ar Rayn terrane contains significant resources in epithermal Au-Ag-Zn-Cu-barite, enigmatic stratiform volcanic-hosted Khnaiguiyah-type Zn-Cu-Fe-Mn, and orogenic Au vein deposits, and the potential for significant resources in Fe-oxide Cu-Au (IOCG), and porphyry Cu deposits. Khnaiguiyah-type deposits formed before or during early deformation of the Al Amar group eastern sequence. Epithermal and porphyry deposits formed proximal to volcanic centers in Al Amar group western sequence. IOCG deposits are largely structurally controlled and hosted by group-1 intrusions and Al Amar group volcanic rocks in the western part of the terrane. Orogenic gold veins are largely associated with north-striking faults, particularly in and near the AAF, and are presumably related to amalgamation of the Ar Rayn and Ad Dawadimi terranes. Geologic, structural, and metallogenic

  13. Two-Column Aerosol Project (TCAP) Field Campaign Report

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    Berg, Larry K [Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)

    2016-05-01

    This study included the deployment of the Department of Energy (DOE) Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility’s Mobile Facility (AMF), ARM Mobile Aerosol Observing System (MAOS) and the ARM Aerial Facility (AAF). The study was a collaborative effort involving scientists from DOE national laboratories, NOAA, NASA, and universities. The AAF and MAOS were deployed for two approximately month-long Intensive Operational Periods (IOPs) conducted in June 2012 and February 2013. Seasonal differences in the aerosol chemical and optical properties observed using the AMF, AAF, and MAOS are presented in this report. The total mass loading of aerosol is found to be much greater in the summer than in the winter, with the difference associated with greater amounts of organic aerosol. The mass fraction of organic aerosol is much reduced in the winter, when sulfate is the dominant aerosol type. Surprisingly, very little sea-salt aerosol was observed in the summer. In contrast, much more sea salt aerosol was observed in the winter. The mass loading of black carbon is nearly the same in both seasons. These differences lead to a relative increase in the aerosol light absorption in the winter and an associated decrease in observed single-scattering albedo. Measurements of aerosol mixing state were made using a single-particle mass spectrometer, which showed that the majority of the summertime aerosol consisted of organic compounds mixed with various amounts of sulfate. A number of other findings are also summarized in the report, including: impact of aerosol layers aloft on the column aerosol optical depth; documentation of the aerosol properties at the AMF; differences in the aerosol properties associated with both columns, which are not systematic but reflect the complicated meteorological and chemical processes that impact aerosol as it is advected away from North America; and new instruments and data-processing techniques for measuring both aerosol and

  14. Effects of different mitogens on intrasplenic liver tissue transplants in comparison to orthotopic liver.

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    Lupp, Amelie; Lucas, Norma; Tralls, Manuela; Fuchs, Udo; Danz, Manfred

    2003-06-01

    Ectopic liver cell transplants, when compared to orthotopic liver, can serve as a tool to study topic influences on liver cell differentiation, multiplication, function and responsiveness to xenobiotics. The aim of the present study was to evaluate, if characteristic effects of mitogens are exerted in both liver and intrasplenic liver cell transplants in a similar manner. Fetal liver tissue suspensions were transplanted into the spleens of adult male syngenic rats. Four months later, transplant recipients and controls were treated with fluorene (FEN), fluorenone (FON), 2-acetylaminofluorene (AAF), N-nitrosodibenzylamine (NDBA) or the solvent 48 hours before sacrifice. The following parameters were assessed within livers and spleens: mitotic activity of hepatocytes, glycogen content, cytochrome P450 (P450) isoforms expression, P450 mediated monooxygenase functions, tissue content of lipid peroxides (LPO) and of reduced and oxidized glutathione (GSH; GSSG). In both orthotopic livers and intrasplenic transplants FEN, FON or NDBA administration increased the mitotic activity of the hepatocytes. Treatment with the mitogens caused a distinct and characteristic induction of the P450 isoforms expression and of the respective monooxygenase functions in the livers and (with certain differences) also in the transplants. FEN and FON slightly increased, AAF and NDBA reduced liver glycogen content. The latter effect was also seen in the transplants. NDBA administration caused a slight increase in tissue LPO content in livers, but not in spleens. Additionally, AAF or NDBA treatment led to an elevation of liver (but not of spleen) GSH and GSSG concentrations. The results of the present investigation show that characteristic effects of mitogens on orthotopic liver occur with certain differences also in ectopic liver cell transplants.

  15. Characterization and enrichment of hepatic progenitor cells in adult rat liver

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    Ai-Lan Qin; Xia-Qiu Zhou; Wei Zhang; Hong Yu; Qin Xie

    2004-01-01

    AIM: To detect the markers of oval cells in adult rat liver and to enrich them for further analysis of characterization in vitro.METHODS: Rat model for hepatic oval cell proliferation was established with 2-acetylaminofluorene and two third partial hepatectomy (2-AAF/PH). Paraffin embedded rat liver sections from model (11 d after hepatectomy) and control groups were stained with HE and OV6, cytokeratin19 (CK19),albumin, alpha fetoprotein (AFP), connexin43, and c-kit antibodies by immunohistochemistry. Oval cell proliferation was measured with BrdU incorporation test. C-kit positive oval cells were enriched by using magnetic activated cell sorting (MACS) .The sorted oval cells were cultured in a low density to observe colony formation and to examine their characterization in vitroby immunocytochemistry and RT-PCR. RESULTS: A 2-AAF/PH model was successfully established to activate the oval cell compartment in rat liver. BrdU incorporation test of oval cell was positive. The hepatic oval cells coexpressed oval cell specific marker OV6, hepatocytemarker albumin and cholangiocyte-marker CK19. They also expressed AFP and connexin 43. C-kit, one hematopoietic stem cell receptor, was expressed in hepatic oval cells at high levels. By using c-kit antibody in conjunction with MACS,we developed a rapid oval cell isolation protocol. The sorted cells formed colony when cultured in vitro. Cells in the colony expressed albumin or CK19 or coexpressed both and BrdU incorporation test was positive. RT-PCR on colony showed expression of albumin and CK19 gene.CONCLUSION: Hepatic oval cells in the 2-AAF/PH model had the properties of hepatic stem/progenitor cells. Using MACS, we established a method to isolate oval cells. The sorted hepatic oval cells can form colony in vitro which expresses different combinations of phenotypic markers and genes from both hepatocytes and cholangiocyte lineage.

  16. Expression of Matrilin-2 in the proliferating liver oval cells of rats%大鼠肝卵圆细胞中matrilin-2的表达及其意义

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    陈中; 晏建军; 黄亮; 严以群

    2010-01-01

    目的 探讨大鼠肝脏再生过程中肝卵圆细胞matrilin-2的表达及其意义.方法 利用大鼠部分肝切除(PH)或2-乙酰氨基芴灌胃+/部分肝切除(2-AAF/PH)建立大鼠肝脏再生模型,并设正常对照组.应用免疫组织化学和RT-PCR方法研究肝脏组织中matrilin-2表达情况.结果 免疫组化发现正常对照组及PH组肝脏组织中只有极少量的matrilin-2表达位于胆管血管周围及肝窦状隙内,而在2-AAF/PH模型中可见matrilin-2表达位于门静脉周围的肝窦状隙内,RT-PCR发现2-AAF/PH组肝卵圆细胞中matrilin-2mRNA高表达,而PH组及正常对照组成熟肝细胞中无matrilin-2mRNA表达.结论 matrilin-2是肝卵圆细胞在肝脏再生过程中产生的重要的细胞外基质蛋白,与肝卵圆细胞的增殖分化过程有密切关系.

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  19. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-TGUT-12-0017 [SEVENS

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  1. 从第二类曲线积分的计算谈定积分定义%Note on Definition of Definite Integral

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    侯谦民

    2004-01-01

    本文通过对第二类曲线积分定义的分析,认为这种分割实际上是以积分下限到上限的分割,于是给出了定积分的一个更普通的定义,进而将定积分的两条规定(i)∫aaf(x)dx=0及(ii)∫baf(x)dx=-∫abf(x)dx改为两条性质.

  2. Analysis at the sequence level of mutations induced by the ultimate carcinogen N-acetoxy-N-2-acetylaminofluorene

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    Fuchs, Robert P. P.; Schwartz, Nicole; Daune, Michel P.

    1983-01-01

    The covalent binding of an ultimate carcinogen to the DNA bases or phosphate groups creates a premutational lesion that in vivo is processed by the repair, replication and recombination enzymes, and eventually may be converted into a mutation. Being interested in the way that an initial premutational event is converted into a stable heritable mutation, we have sequenced stable mutations in a gene that has formed covalent adducts in vitro with N-acetoxy-N-2-acetylaminofluorene (N-AcO-AAF, a mo...

  3. OPPORTUNICTIC ENTEROBACTERIACAE AS THE CAUSE OF THE ACUTE DIARRHEA AND GUT DISBIOSIS

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    S. A. Egorova; M. A. Makarova; L. A. Kaftyreva

    2011-01-01

    Abstract. Strains of Klebsiella pneumonia isolated from faces were studied to detect virulence factors of “classical” enteric pathogens causing acute diarrhea (Shigella, Salmonella, diarreagenic Escherichia coli). We haven’t detect in Klebsiella the genes encode different virulence factors: the abilities to adherence (sfa, afa, aaf/1, eae), invasion (ipaH, ial), production of heat-lable toxins (elt, LT II), heat-stable toxins (st1, st2) and Shiga toxins (stx1, stx2). Klebsiella spp. is well-k...

  4. Anticuerpos antiprotrombina y resistencia adquirida a la proteína C activada en el síndrome antifosfolipídico

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    Muñoz Rodríguez, Francisco José

    2003-01-01

    El síndrome antifosfolipídico (SAF) se caracteriza clínicamente por la aparición de fenómenos trombóticos recurrentes, complicaciones obstétricas, tales como abortos o pérdidas fetales recurrentes, y trombocitopenia. Inmunológicamente se define por la presencia de los anticuerpos antifosfolipídicos (AAF), un grupo heterogéneo de autoanticuerpos que reconocen complejos constituidos por fosfolípidos de membrana y proteínas plasmáticas que actúan como cofactores. Los mejor conocidos y que ayudan...

  5. EST Table: BY925492 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

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    Full Text Available BY925492 E_EL_vg4M_07O15_F_0 10/09/28 76 %/168 aa ref|NP_648933.3| limpet, isoform ...A [Drosophila melanogaster] ref|NP_996112.1| limpet, isoform E [Drosophila melanogaster] ref|NP_001163456.1| limpet...| RE22626p [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF49395.3| limpet, isoform A [Drosophila... melanogaster] gb|AAS64981.1| limpet, isoform E [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|ACL88450.1| Lmpt-PA [synthetic ...construct] gb|ACL92441.1| Lmpt-PA [synthetic construct] gb|ACZ94727.1| limpet, isoform I [Drosophila melanog

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    Full Text Available FS766968 E_FL_fcaL_44I23_F_0 10/09/28 79 %/237 aa ref|NP_648933.3| limpet, isoform ...A [Drosophila melanogaster] ref|NP_996112.1| limpet, isoform E [Drosophila melanogaster] ref|NP_001163456.1| limpet...| RE22626p [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF49395.3| limpet, isoform A [Drosophila... melanogaster] gb|AAS64981.1| limpet, isoform E [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|ACL88450.1| Lmpt-PA [synthetic ...construct] gb|ACL92441.1| Lmpt-PA [synthetic construct] gb|ACZ94727.1| limpet, isoform I [Drosophila melanog

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    Full Text Available FS931723 E_FL_fwgP_32B09_F_0 10/09/28 79 %/241 aa ref|NP_648933.3| limpet, isoform ...A [Drosophila melanogaster] ref|NP_996112.1| limpet, isoform E [Drosophila melanogaster] ref|NP_001163456.1| limpet...| RE22626p [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF49395.3| limpet, isoform A [Drosophila... melanogaster] gb|AAS64981.1| limpet, isoform E [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|ACL88450.1| Lmpt-PA [synthetic ...construct] gb|ACL92441.1| Lmpt-PA [synthetic construct] gb|ACZ94727.1| limpet, isoform I [Drosophila melanog

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    Full Text Available AV398781 NV060276 10/09/28 54 %/218 aa ref|NP_648933.3| limpet, isoform A [Drosophi...la melanogaster] ref|NP_996112.1| limpet, isoform E [Drosophila melanogaster] ref|NP_001163456.1| limpet, is...[Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF49395.3| limpet, isoform A [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAS64981.1| limpet...gb|ACL92441.1| Lmpt-PA [synthetic construct] gb|ACZ94727.1| limpet, isoform I [Drosophila melanogaster] 10/0

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    Full Text Available FS923388 E_FL_fwgP_07H03_F_0 10/09/28 79 %/241 aa ref|NP_648933.3| limpet, isoform ...A [Drosophila melanogaster] ref|NP_996112.1| limpet, isoform E [Drosophila melanogaster] ref|NP_001163456.1| limpet...| RE22626p [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF49395.3| limpet, isoform A [Drosophila... melanogaster] gb|AAS64981.1| limpet, isoform E [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|ACL88450.1| Lmpt-PA [synthetic ...construct] gb|ACL92441.1| Lmpt-PA [synthetic construct] gb|ACZ94727.1| limpet, isoform I [Drosophila melanog

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    Full Text Available FS930154 E_FL_fwgP_27E23_F_0 10/09/28 75 %/157 aa ref|NP_648933.3| limpet, isoform ...A [Drosophila melanogaster] ref|NP_996112.1| limpet, isoform E [Drosophila melanogaster] ref|NP_001163456.1| limpet...| RE22626p [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF49395.3| limpet, isoform A [Drosophila... melanogaster] gb|AAS64981.1| limpet, isoform E [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|ACL88450.1| Lmpt-PA [synthetic ...construct] gb|ACL92441.1| Lmpt-PA [synthetic construct] gb|ACZ94727.1| limpet, isoform I [Drosophila melanog

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    Full Text Available FS923322 E_FL_fwgP_07D15_F_0 10/09/28 79 %/241 aa ref|NP_648933.3| limpet, isoform ...A [Drosophila melanogaster] ref|NP_996112.1| limpet, isoform E [Drosophila melanogaster] ref|NP_001163456.1| limpet...| RE22626p [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF49395.3| limpet, isoform A [Drosophila... melanogaster] gb|AAS64981.1| limpet, isoform E [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|ACL88450.1| Lmpt-PA [synthetic ...construct] gb|ACL92441.1| Lmpt-PA [synthetic construct] gb|ACZ94727.1| limpet, isoform I [Drosophila melanog

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    Full Text Available FS925101 E_FL_fwgP_12H21_F_0 10/09/28 76 %/164 aa ref|NP_648933.3| limpet, isoform ...A [Drosophila melanogaster] ref|NP_996112.1| limpet, isoform E [Drosophila melanogaster] ref|NP_001163456.1| limpet...| RE22626p [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF49395.3| limpet, isoform A [Drosophila... melanogaster] gb|AAS64981.1| limpet, isoform E [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|ACL88450.1| Lmpt-PA [synthetic ...construct] gb|ACL92441.1| Lmpt-PA [synthetic construct] gb|ACZ94727.1| limpet, isoform I [Drosophila melanog

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    Full Text Available FS931702 E_FL_fwgP_32A10_F_0 10/09/28 76 %/168 aa ref|NP_648933.3| limpet, isoform ...A [Drosophila melanogaster] ref|NP_996112.1| limpet, isoform E [Drosophila melanogaster] ref|NP_001163456.1| limpet...| RE22626p [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF49395.3| limpet, isoform A [Drosophila... melanogaster] gb|AAS64981.1| limpet, isoform E [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|ACL88450.1| Lmpt-PA [synthetic ...construct] gb|ACL92441.1| Lmpt-PA [synthetic construct] gb|ACZ94727.1| limpet, isoform I [Drosophila melanog

  14. Radical proposal for the treatment of malignant astrocytoma

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    The traditional treatment for anaplastic astrocytoma (AAF) and glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) leads to local relapse. The recurring element is assumed to be previously radioresistant, reorganizing hypoxic cells that require up to three times the traditional photon irradiation dose for inactivation. We are proposing to coagulate the original lesion with high-dose precision brachytherapy, immediately followed by resection to save the patient from secondary effects of the necrotic region. The treatment then continues with adjuvant external beam radiation therapy to the local surrounding brain and concomitant chemotherapy. The approach inverts the traditional regimen. It has the virtue of being precise, avoiding secondary effects of the necrotic tumor, and satisfying accepted radiobiological principles

  15. EST Table: CK545790 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

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    Full Text Available CK545790 rswhb0_016945.y1 10/09/29 98 %/115 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophila ...melanogaster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles gam...tein ligase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum] r...Name: Full=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effete e...mb|CAA44453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  16. EST Table: CK538872 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available CK538872 rswhb0_001272.y1 10/09/29 96 %/147 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophila ...melanogaster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles gam...tein ligase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum] r...Name: Full=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effete e...mb|CAA44453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  17. EST Table: FS928196 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available FS928196 E_FL_fwgP_21J11_F_0 10/09/28 96 %/147 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophi...la melanogaster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles ...protein ligase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum...AltName: Full=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effet...e emb|CAA44453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  18. EST Table: CK559439 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available CK559439 rswpb0_001478.y1 10/09/29 93 %/146 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophila ...melanogaster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles gam...tein ligase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum] r...Name: Full=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effete e...mb|CAA44453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  19. EST Table: CK559299 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available CK559299 rswpb0_001251.y1 10/09/29 94 %/147 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophila ...melanogaster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles gam...tein ligase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum] r...Name: Full=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effete e...mb|CAA44453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  20. EST Table: FS888901 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available FS888901 E_FL_ftes_43M06_F_0 10/09/28 96 %/129 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophi...la melanogaster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles ...protein ligase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum...AltName: Full=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effet...e emb|CAA44453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  1. EST Table: FS921934 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available FS921934 E_FL_fwgP_03C18_F_0 10/09/28 96 %/147 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophi...la melanogaster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles ...protein ligase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum...AltName: Full=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effet...e emb|CAA44453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  2. EST Table: FS762613 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available FS762613 E_FL_fcaL_31C14_F_0 10/09/28 96 %/147 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophi...la melanogaster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles ...protein ligase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum...AltName: Full=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effet...e emb|CAA44453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  3. EST Table: FS842989 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available FS842989 E_FL_fner_16M03_F_0 10/09/28 96 %/147 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophi...la melanogaster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles ...protein ligase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum...AltName: Full=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effet...e emb|CAA44453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  4. EST Table: DC543892 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available DC543892 E_FL_dpe-_23H20_F_0 10/09/28 96 %/141 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophi...la melanogaster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles ...protein ligase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum...AltName: Full=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effet...e emb|CAA44453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  5. EST Table: FS760205 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available FS760205 E_FL_fcaL_13K08_F_0 10/09/28 96 %/147 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophi...la melanogaster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles ...protein ligase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum...AltName: Full=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effet...e emb|CAA44453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  6. EST Table: CK490163 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available CK490163 rswab0_008141.y1 10/09/29 96 %/135 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophila ...melanogaster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles gam...tein ligase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum] r...Name: Full=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effete e...mb|CAA44453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  7. EST Table: FS854752 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available FS854752 E_FL_fner_50B01_F_0 10/09/28 96 %/147 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophi...la melanogaster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles ...protein ligase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum...AltName: Full=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effet...e emb|CAA44453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  8. EST Table: FS921370 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available FS921370 E_FL_fwgP_01I01_F_0 10/09/28 96 %/147 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophi...la melanogaster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles ...protein ligase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum...AltName: Full=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effet...e emb|CAA44453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  9. EST Table: CK515926 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available CK515926 rswjb0_003472.y1 10/09/29 98 %/114 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophila ...melanogaster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles gam...tein ligase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum] r...Name: Full=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effete e...mb|CAA44453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  10. EST Table: FY748686 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available FY748686 E_FL_famL_39M09_F_0 11/11/04 96 %/147 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophi...la melanogaster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles ...protein ligase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum...AltName: Full=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effet...e emb|CAA44453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  11. EST Table: FY025849 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available FY025849 bmte12p03 11/11/04 96 %/147 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophila melanog...aster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles gambiae st...gase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum] ref|XP_0...ull=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effete emb|CAA4...4453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  12. EST Table: CK563612 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available CK563612 rswpb0_006842.y1 10/09/29 95 %/147 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophila ...melanogaster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles gam...tein ligase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum] r...Name: Full=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effete e...mb|CAA44453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  13. EST Table: FS914458 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available FS914458 E_FL_fufe_32F14_F_0 10/09/28 96 %/147 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophi...la melanogaster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles ...protein ligase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum...AltName: Full=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effet...e emb|CAA44453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  14. EST Table: FS930718 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available FS930718 E_FL_fwgP_29A09_F_0 10/09/28 96 %/147 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophi...la melanogaster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles ...protein ligase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum...AltName: Full=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effet...e emb|CAA44453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  15. EST Table: BP182611 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available BP182611 NRPG0830 10/09/28 96 %/147 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophila melanoga...ster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles gambiae str...ase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum] ref|XP_00...ll=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effete emb|CAA44...453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  16. EST Table: FY746477 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available FY746477 E_FL_famL_30H07_F_0 11/11/04 96 %/147 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophi...la melanogaster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles ...protein ligase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum...AltName: Full=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effet...e emb|CAA44453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  17. EST Table: FS778561 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available FS778561 E_FL_fcaL_28A16_R_0 10/09/28 96 %/147 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophi...la melanogaster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles ...protein ligase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum...AltName: Full=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effet...e emb|CAA44453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  18. EST Table: FS767178 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available FS767178 E_FL_fcaL_45D05_F_0 10/09/28 95 %/147 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophi...la melanogaster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles ...protein ligase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum...AltName: Full=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effet...e emb|CAA44453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  19. EST Table: BP183034 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available BP183034 NRPG1355 10/09/28 96 %/147 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophila melanoga...ster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles gambiae str...ase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum] ref|XP_00...ll=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effete emb|CAA44...453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  20. EST Table: FY026679 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available FY026679 bmte15e13 11/11/04 95 %/140 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophila melanog...aster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles gambiae st...gase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum] ref|XP_0...ull=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effete emb|CAA4...4453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  1. EST Table: CK487304 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available CK487304 rswab0_004459.y1 10/09/29 96 %/147 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophila ...melanogaster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles gam...tein ligase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum] r...Name: Full=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effete e...mb|CAA44453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  2. EST Table: BB989849 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available BB989849 E_ET_psgV_29E04_F_0 10/09/28 96 %/147 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophi...la melanogaster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles ...protein ligase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum...AltName: Full=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effet...e emb|CAA44453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  3. EST Table: FS844631 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available FS844631 E_FL_fner_21F09_F_0 10/09/28 96 %/147 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophi...la melanogaster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles ...protein ligase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum...AltName: Full=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effet...e emb|CAA44453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  4. EST Table: FS761384 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available FS761384 E_FL_fcaL_17F15_F_0 10/09/28 95 %/147 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophi...la melanogaster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles ...protein ligase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum...AltName: Full=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effet...e emb|CAA44453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  5. EST Table: FS793905 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available ic process) 10/09/28 96 %/147 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophila melanogaster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effet... (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum] ref|XP_001605481.1| PREDICTED: similar t...biquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effete emb|CAA44453....1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effete [Drosophila melanogaster] gb...1| ACYPI000078 [Acyrthosiphon pisum] gb|EEZ99199.1| effete [Tribolium castaneum

  6. EST Table: FS731992 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available FS731992 E_FL_bmmt_25E22_F_0 10/09/28 96 %/147 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophi...la melanogaster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles ...protein ligase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum...AltName: Full=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effet...e emb|CAA44453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  7. EST Table: FS882093 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available FS882093 E_FL_ftes_23E12_F_0 10/09/28 96 %/147 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophi...la melanogaster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles ...protein ligase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum...AltName: Full=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effet...e emb|CAA44453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  8. EST Table: BJ984989 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available BJ984989 E_FL_mxg-_15D09_F_0 10/09/28 96 %/147 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophi...la melanogaster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles ...protein ligase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum...AltName: Full=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effet...e emb|CAA44453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  9. EST Table: CK564115 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available CK564115 rswpb0_007532.y1 10/09/29 95 %/147 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophila ...melanogaster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles gam...tein ligase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum] r...Name: Full=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effete e...mb|CAA44453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  10. EST Table: DC549650 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available DC549650 E_FL_phe-_18I10_F_0 10/09/28 96 %/141 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophi...la melanogaster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles ...protein ligase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum...AltName: Full=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effet...e emb|CAA44453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  11. EST Table: FS731357 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available FS731357 E_FL_bmmt_30H20_F_0 10/09/28 96 %/132 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophi...la melanogaster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles ...protein ligase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum...AltName: Full=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effet...e emb|CAA44453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  12. EST Table: FS837861 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available FS837861 E_FL_fner_02F03_F_0 10/09/28 96 %/147 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophi...la melanogaster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles ...protein ligase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum...AltName: Full=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effet...e emb|CAA44453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  13. EST Table: FS928084 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available FS928084 E_FL_fwgP_21E05_F_0 10/09/28 96 %/147 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophi...la melanogaster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles ...protein ligase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum...AltName: Full=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effet...e emb|CAA44453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  14. EST Table: FS732667 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available FS732667 E_FL_bmmt_27C17_F_0 10/09/28 96 %/147 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophi...la melanogaster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles ...protein ligase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum...AltName: Full=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effet...e emb|CAA44453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  15. EST Table: FS815382 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available FS815382 E_FL_fmgV_45L03_F_0 10/09/28 96 %/147 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophi...la melanogaster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles ...protein ligase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum...AltName: Full=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effet...e emb|CAA44453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  16. EST Table: FS922206 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available FS922206 E_FL_fwgP_03P08_F_0 10/09/28 96 %/147 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophi...la melanogaster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles ...protein ligase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum...AltName: Full=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effet...e emb|CAA44453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  17. EST Table: DC546062 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available DC546062 E_FL_phe-_05J15_F_0 10/09/28 96 %/142 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophi...la melanogaster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles ...protein ligase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum...AltName: Full=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effet...e emb|CAA44453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  18. EST Table: FS845554 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available FS845554 E_FL_fner_24A05_F_0 10/09/28 96 %/147 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophi...la melanogaster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles ...protein ligase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum...AltName: Full=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effet...e emb|CAA44453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  19. EST Table: FY008691 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available FY008691 bmov25g06 11/11/04 95 %/143 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophila melanog...aster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles gambiae st...gase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum] ref|XP_0...ull=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effete emb|CAA4...4453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  20. EST Table: FS930619 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available FS930619 E_FL_fwgP_28L15_F_0 10/09/28 96 %/147 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophi...la melanogaster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles ...protein ligase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum...AltName: Full=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effet...e emb|CAA44453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  1. EST Table: FS797693 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available FS797693 E_FL_ffbm_25B19_F_0 10/09/28 95 %/147 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophi...la melanogaster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles ...protein ligase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum...AltName: Full=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effet...e emb|CAA44453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  2. EST Table: BP179876 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available BP179876 ovS308A12f 10/09/28 96 %/147 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophila melano...gaster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles gambiae s...igase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum] ref|XP_...Full=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effete emb|CAA...44453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  3. EST Table: FS799832 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available FS799832 E_FL_fmgV_02F05_F_0 10/09/28 93 %/133 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophi...la melanogaster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles ...protein ligase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum...AltName: Full=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effet...e emb|CAA44453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  4. EST Table: FS855337 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available FS855337 E_FL_fner_51L11_F_0 10/09/28 96 %/147 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophi...la melanogaster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles ...protein ligase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum...AltName: Full=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effet...e emb|CAA44453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  5. EST Table: BP183201 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available BP183201 NRPG1564 10/09/28 96 %/138 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophila melanoga...ster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles gambiae str...ase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum] ref|XP_00...ll=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effete emb|CAA44...453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  6. EST Table: FY007508 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available FY007508 bmov22a23 11/11/04 96 %/147 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophila melanog...aster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles gambiae st...gase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum] ref|XP_0...ull=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effete emb|CAA4...4453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  7. EST Table: DC439132 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available DC439132 E_FL_epM-_26M03_F_0 10/09/28 96 %/147 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophi...la melanogaster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles ...protein ligase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum...AltName: Full=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effet...e emb|CAA44453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  8. EST Table: FS790966 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available FS790966 E_FL_ffbm_05G22_F_0 10/09/28 96 %/147 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophi...la melanogaster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles ...protein ligase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum...AltName: Full=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effet...e emb|CAA44453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  9. EST Table: FS773230 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available FS773230 E_FL_fcaL_27N20_F_0 10/09/28 96 %/126 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophi...la melanogaster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles ...protein ligase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum...AltName: Full=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effet...e emb|CAA44453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  10. EST Table: FS933726 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available FS933726 E_FL_fwgP_37O22_F_0 10/09/28 96 %/147 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophi...la melanogaster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles ...protein ligase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum...AltName: Full=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effet...e emb|CAA44453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  11. EST Table: FS770740 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available FS770740 E_FL_fcaL_20C19_F_0 10/09/28 96 %/126 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophi...la melanogaster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles ...protein ligase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum...AltName: Full=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effet...e emb|CAA44453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  12. EST Table: FY022596 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available FY022596 bmte3n16 11/11/04 96 %/147 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophila melanoga...ster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles gambiae str...ase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum] ref|XP_00...ll=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effete emb|CAA44...453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  13. EST Table: FS761611 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available FS761611 E_FL_fcaL_28A16_F_0 10/09/28 96 %/147 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophi...la melanogaster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles ...protein ligase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum...AltName: Full=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effet...e emb|CAA44453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  14. EST Table: DC546726 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available DC546726 E_FL_phe-_08B12_F_0 10/09/28 96 %/147 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophi...la melanogaster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles ...protein ligase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum...AltName: Full=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effet...e emb|CAA44453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  15. EST Table: FS724601 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available FS724601 E_FL_bmmt_02E06_F_0 10/09/28 96 %/147 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophi...la melanogaster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles ...protein ligase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum...AltName: Full=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effet...e emb|CAA44453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  16. EST Table: FS724687 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available FS724687 E_FL_bmmt_02I04_F_0 10/09/28 95 %/147 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophi...la melanogaster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles ...protein ligase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum...AltName: Full=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effet...e emb|CAA44453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  17. EST Table: FS928060 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available FS928060 E_FL_fwgP_21D05_F_0 10/09/28 96 %/147 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophi...la melanogaster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles ...protein ligase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum...AltName: Full=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effet...e emb|CAA44453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  18. EST Table: FS906757 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available FS906757 E_FL_fufe_09C11_F_0 10/09/28 96 %/147 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophi...la melanogaster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles ...protein ligase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum...AltName: Full=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effet...e emb|CAA44453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  19. EST Table: FS910892 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available FS910892 E_FL_fufe_21J10_F_0 10/09/28 96 %/147 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophi...la melanogaster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles ...protein ligase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum...AltName: Full=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effet...e emb|CAA44453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  20. EST Table: CK561889 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available CK561889 rswpb0_004790.y1 10/09/29 95 %/147 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophila ...melanogaster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles gam...tein ligase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum] r...Name: Full=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effete e...mb|CAA44453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  1. EST Table: FY002576 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available FY002576 bmov8e12 11/11/04 96 %/140 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophila melanoga...ster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles gambiae str...ase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum] ref|XP_00...ll=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effete emb|CAA44...453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  2. EST Table: BP116656 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available BP116656 brS-0376 10/09/28 96 %/137 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophila melanoga...ster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles gambiae str...ase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum] ref|XP_00...ll=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effete emb|CAA44...453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  3. EST Table: FY003211 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available FY003211 bmov10a13 11/11/04 96 %/130 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophila melanog...aster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles gambiae st...gase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum] ref|XP_0...ull=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effete emb|CAA4...4453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  4. EST Table: FS905112 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available FS905112 E_FL_fufe_04A19_F_0 10/09/28 96 %/147 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophi...la melanogaster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles ...protein ligase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum...AltName: Full=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effet...e emb|CAA44453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  5. EST Table: FS764644 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available FS764644 E_FL_fcaL_37H05_F_0 10/09/28 96 %/147 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophi...la melanogaster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles ...protein ligase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum...AltName: Full=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effet...e emb|CAA44453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  6. EST Table: FY037430 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available FY037430 rbmte15e13 11/11/04 95 %/140 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophila melano...gaster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles gambiae s...igase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum] ref|XP_...Full=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effete emb|CAA...44453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  7. EST Table: FS916471 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

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    Full Text Available FS916471 E_FL_fufe_38G19_F_0 10/09/28 96 %/147 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophi...la melanogaster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles ...protein ligase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum...AltName: Full=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effet...e emb|CAA44453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  8. EST Table: FS844536 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

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    Full Text Available FS844536 E_FL_fner_21B05_F_0 10/09/28 96 %/147 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophi...la melanogaster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles ...protein ligase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum...AltName: Full=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effet...e emb|CAA44453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  9. EST Table: FY001836 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

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    Full Text Available FY001836 bmov6c22 11/11/04 96 %/147 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophila melanoga...ster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles gambiae str...ase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum] ref|XP_00...ll=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effete emb|CAA44...453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  10. EST Table: FS907418 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

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    Full Text Available FS907418 E_FL_fufe_11C03_F_0 10/09/28 96 %/147 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophi...la melanogaster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles ...protein ligase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum...AltName: Full=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effet...e emb|CAA44453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  11. EST Table: FY746893 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

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    Full Text Available FY746893 E_FL_famL_31P20_F_0 11/11/04 96 %/145 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophi...la melanogaster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles ...protein ligase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum...AltName: Full=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effet...e emb|CAA44453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  12. EST Table: CK540988 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

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    Full Text Available CK540988 rswhb0_004772.y1 10/09/29 96 %/147 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophila ...melanogaster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles gam...tein ligase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum] r...Name: Full=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effete e...mb|CAA44453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  13. EST Table: FS913089 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

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    Full Text Available FS913089 E_FL_fufe_28C17_F_0 10/09/28 96 %/147 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophi...la melanogaster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles ...protein ligase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum...AltName: Full=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effet...e emb|CAA44453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  14. EST Table: FS928407 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

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    Full Text Available FS928407 E_FL_fwgP_22C24_F_0 10/09/28 95 %/101 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophi...la melanogaster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles ...protein ligase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum...AltName: Full=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effet...e emb|CAA44453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  15. EST Table: FS848137 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

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    Full Text Available FS848137 E_FL_fner_31G19_F_0 10/09/28 96 %/147 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophi...la melanogaster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles ...protein ligase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum...AltName: Full=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effet...e emb|CAA44453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  16. EST Table: CN376997 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

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    Full Text Available CN376997 rzhswab0_005805 10/09/28 96 %/147 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophila m...elanogaster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles gamb...ein ligase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum] re...ame: Full=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effete em...b|CAA44453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  17. EST Table: FS846106 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

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    Full Text Available FS846106 E_FL_fner_25J11_F_0 10/09/28 96 %/147 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophi...la melanogaster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles ...protein ligase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum...AltName: Full=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effet...e emb|CAA44453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  18. EST Table: BY923442 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

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    Full Text Available BY923442 E_EL_ovS0_29G01_F_0 10/09/28 96 %/147 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophi...la melanogaster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles ...protein ligase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum...AltName: Full=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effet...e emb|CAA44453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  19. EST Table: FY744371 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

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    Full Text Available FY744371 E_FL_famL_23O08_F_0 11/11/04 96 %/147 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophi...la melanogaster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles ...protein ligase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum...AltName: Full=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effet...e emb|CAA44453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  20. EST Table: FS841812 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

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    Full Text Available FS841812 E_FL_fner_13H05_F_0 10/09/28 96 %/147 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophi...la melanogaster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles ...protein ligase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum...AltName: Full=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effet...e emb|CAA44453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  1. EST Table: CK538925 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

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    Full Text Available CK538925 rswhb0_001332.y1 10/09/29 95 %/145 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophila ...melanogaster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles gam...tein ligase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum] r...Name: Full=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effete e...mb|CAA44453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  2. EST Table: FY742279 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

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    Full Text Available FY742279 E_FL_famL_17J07_F_0 11/11/04 96 %/147 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophi...la melanogaster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles ...protein ligase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum...AltName: Full=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effet...e emb|CAA44453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  3. EST Table: FS921386 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

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    Full Text Available FS921386 E_FL_fwgP_01I18_F_0 10/09/28 97 %/134 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophi...la melanogaster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles ...protein ligase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum...AltName: Full=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effet...e emb|CAA44453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  4. EST Table: CK492797 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

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    Full Text Available CK492797 rswab0_011746.y1 10/09/29 96 %/134 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophila ...melanogaster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles gam...tein ligase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum] r...Name: Full=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effete e...mb|CAA44453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  5. EST Table: DC549481 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

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    Full Text Available DC549481 E_FL_phe-_17O18_F_0 10/09/28 96 %/147 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophi...la melanogaster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles ...protein ligase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum...AltName: Full=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effet...e emb|CAA44453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  6. EST Table: FS934542 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

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    Full Text Available FS934542 E_FL_fwgP_40F12_F_0 10/09/28 96 %/132 aa ref|NP_731941.1| effete [Drosophi...la melanogaster] ref|NP_001119686.1| effete [Acyrthosiphon pisum] ref|XP_310998.2| AGAP000145-PA [Anopheles ...protein ligase) (Ubiquitin carrier protein) (Protein effete) [Tribolium castaneum...AltName: Full=Ubiquitin-protein ligase; AltName: Full=Ubiquitin carrier protein; AltName: Full=Protein effet...e emb|CAA44453.1| ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF55093.1| effet

  7. Effect of Temperature on Fimbrial Gene Expression and Adherence of Enteroaggregative Escherichia coli

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    Woranich Hinthong

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available The influence of temperature on bacterial virulence has been studied worldwide from the viewpoint of climate change and global warming. The bacterium enteroaggregative Escherichia coli (EAEC is the causative agent of watery diarrhea and shows an increasing incidence worldwide. Its pathogenicity is associated with the virulence factors aggregative adherence fimbria type I and II (AAFI and AAFII, encoded by aggA and aafA in EAEC strains 17-2 and 042, respectively. This study focused on the effect of temperature increases from 29 °C to 40 °C on fimbrial gene expression using real-time PCR, and on its virulence using an aggregative adherence assay and biofilm formation assay. Incubation at 32 °C caused an up-regulation in both EAEC strains 17-2 and strain 042 virulence gene expression. EAEC strain 042 cultured at temperature above 32 °C showed down-regulation of aafA expression except at 38 °C. Interestingly, EAEC cultured at a high temperature showed a reduced adherence to cells and an uneven biofilm formation. These results provide evidence that increases in temperature potentially affect the virulence of pathogenic EAEC, although the response varies in each strain.

  8. POLYADHESINS: AN ARMORY OF GRAM--NEGATIVE PATHOGENS FOR PENETRATION THROUGH THE IMMUNE SHIELD

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    V. P. Zav’yalov

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available The rapid emergence of treatment-resistant bacterial pathogens has become a major threat to public health. The outbreak of new Shiga-toxin–producing Escherichia coli O104H4 infection occured in Germany in 2011 illustrates this problem. To colonize host tissues, pathogenic bacteria express surface adhesive organelles. The German strain uses aggregative adherence fimbriae I (AAF/I to anchor to the intestinal mucosa and induce inflammation. AAF/I belong to the family of chaperone/usher assembled fimbrial polyadhesins. Polyadhesins are functioning as an armory for penetration through the host immune shield. The polyadhesin-binding to the target cells triggers subversive signal by aggregation of host cell receptors that allow pathogens to mislead and evade immune defense. Their binding is orchestrated with the type III secretion system, which is extremally important for bacterial virulency. Polyadhesins also are involved in biofilm formation making bacteria more resistant to immune response. Because of this, the polyadhesins are potential targets for immune countermeasures against bacterial infections, in particular for anti-adhesion therapy with antibodies to polyadhesins as one of alternatives to antibiotic therapy.

  9. Alcohol attributable hospitalisations and costs in Ireland, 2000-2004.

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    Martin, J

    2011-05-01

    The aim of this study was to calculate the number and costs of hospital bed-days due to alcohol use in Ireland over the five year period 2000 to 2004. Age and sex specific Irish alcohol-attributable-fractions (AAFs) were developed by combining international risk estimates with Irish consumption data where available; where not available international AAFs were used. These were applied to national datasets to count the number and costs of bed-days wholly caused and prevented by alcohol and that proportion of bed-days that were partially caused and prevented by alcohol. Between 2000 and 2004, alcohol was estimated to have caused 3,428,973 (10.3%) and prevented 529,239 (1.6%) of hospital bed-days, giving a net number of bed-days due to alcohol of 2,899,734 (8.7%). Over this period the hospital inpatient costs attributed to the negative effects of alcohol were 953,126,381 euros, the costs attributed to hospitalisations prevented were 147,968,164 euros; giving net costs of alcohol-attributed bed-days of 805,158,217 euros. Chronic conditions accounted for 3,262,408 (95%) hospital bed-days due to the harmful effects of alcohol. Conditions not wholly due to alcohol accounted for 2,297,412 (67%) hospital bed-days due to the harmful effects of alcohol. The negative impacts of alcohol were greater than previously thought and spread across the whole population.

  10. Encoding of temporal information by timing, rate, and place in cat auditory cortex.

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    Kazuo Imaizumi

    Full Text Available A central goal in auditory neuroscience is to understand the neural coding of species-specific communication and human speech sounds. Low-rate repetitive sounds are elemental features of communication sounds, and core auditory cortical regions have been implicated in processing these information-bearing elements. Repetitive sounds could be encoded by at least three neural response properties: 1 the event-locked spike-timing precision, 2 the mean firing rate, and 3 the interspike interval (ISI. To determine how well these response aspects capture information about the repetition rate stimulus, we measured local group responses of cortical neurons in cat anterior auditory field (AAF to click trains and calculated their mutual information based on these different codes. ISIs of the multiunit responses carried substantially higher information about low repetition rates than either spike-timing precision or firing rate. Combining firing rate and ISI codes was synergistic and captured modestly more repetition information. Spatial distribution analyses showed distinct local clustering properties for each encoding scheme for repetition information indicative of a place code. Diversity in local processing emphasis and distribution of different repetition rate codes across AAF may give rise to concurrent feed-forward processing streams that contribute differently to higher-order sound analysis.

  11. A selective tropism of transfused oval cells for liver

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    Jian-Zhi Chen; Hai Hong; Jin Xiang; Ling Xue; Guo-Qiang Zhao

    2003-01-01

    AIM: To explore the biological behaviors of hepatic oval cells after transfused into the circulation of experimental animals.METHODS: Oval cells from male SD rat were transfused into the circulation of a female rat which were treated by a 2-AAF/CCl4 program, through caudal vein. Sex-determining gene sry which located on Y chromosome was examined by PCR and in situ hybridization technique in liver, kidney and spleen of the experimental animals, respectively.RESULTS: The results of the cell-transplant experiment showed that the srygene was detectable only in the liver but not in spleen and kidney of the experimental rats, and no signals could be detected in the control animals. It can be also morphologically proved that some exogenous cells had migrated into the parenchyma of the liver and settled there.CONCLUSION: The result means that there are exogenous cells located in the liver of the experimental animal and the localization is specific to the liver. This indicates that some "signal molecules" must exist in the circulation of the rats treated by 2-AAF/CCl4. These "signal molecules" might play an important role in specific localization and differentiation of transfused oval cells.

  12. 旋毛虫肌幼虫cDNA文库的免疫筛选及初步分析%Immunoscreening and Analysis of Muscle Larvae cDNA Library of Trichinella spiralis

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    付宝权; 原丽红; 张亚兰; 吴秀萍; 李莲瑞; 卢强; 刘明远; 陈启军; P.Boireau

    2004-01-01

    用旋毛虫感染猪血清对旋毛虫肌幼虫cDNA文库进行了免疫筛选,从1.6×105个重组噬茵体中筛选出21个阳性克隆.阳性克隆的测序结果表明:有9个克隆为未曾报道过的新基因;有9个克隆不含有开放阅读框架(ORF),与旋毛虫线粒体DNA同源,编码核糖体大亚基RNA;3个克隆为旋毛虫已知基因,其中克隆MI12,34与Serine protease inhibitor[Trichinella spiralis](AAF63473)同源性为99%,克隆MI42与Hypothetical OFR 17.20[Trichinella spiralis](AAB48489)同源性为99%,与21 kDExcretory/secretory protein[Trichinellapseudospiralis](AAF79206)同源性为90%,这为进一步研究基因重组抗原奠定了基础.

  13. Relative cost-effectiveness of using an extensively hydrolyzed casein formula containing the probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG in managing infants with cow's milk allergy in Poland

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    Guest JF

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Julian F Guest,1,2 Diana Weidlich,1 Maciej Kaczmarski,3 Elzbieta Jarocka-Cyrta,4 Natalia Kobelska-Dubiel,5 Agnieszka Krauze,6 Iwona Sakowska-Maliszewska,7 Anna Zawadzka-Krajewska8 1Catalyst Health Economics Consultants, Northwood, Middlesex, 2Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine, King’s College, London, UK; 3Department of Pediatrics, Gastroenterology, and Allergology, Medical University of Bialystok, Białystok, 4Uniwersytet Warmińsko‑Mazurski, Wydział Nauk Medycznych, Katedra Pediatrii Klinicznej, Olsztyn, 5Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Metabolic Diseases, Poznań University of Medical Sciences, Poznań, 6Klinika Pneumonologii i Alergologii Wieku Dziecięcego, Warsaw, 7Poradnia Gastroenterologiczna Centrum Pediatrii, Sosnowiec, 8Department of Pediatric Pneumonology and Allergology, Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland Objective: To estimate the cost-effectiveness of using an extensively hydrolyzed casein formula (eHCF containing the probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (eHCF + LGG; Nutramigen LGG as an initial treatment for cow’s milk allergy compared with eHCF alone and amino acid formulas (AAF in Poland from the perspective of the Polish National Health Fund (Narodowy Fundusz Zdrowia [NFZ] and parents. Methods: Decision modeling was used to estimate the probability of cow’s milk allergic infants developing tolerance to cow’s milk by 18 months. The model also estimated the cost to the NFZ and parents (Polish Zloty [PLN] at 2013–2014 prices for managing infants over 18 months after starting one of the formulas as well as the relative cost-effectiveness of each of the formulas. Results: The probability of developing tolerance to cow’s milk by 18 months was higher among infants who were fed eHCF + LGG (0.82 compared with those fed eHCF alone (0.53 or an AAF (0.22. An infant who is initially managed with eHCF + LGG is expected to consume fewer health care resources than infants managed with the other

  14. A study of oval cell proliferation kinetics in the rat 2-acethlaminofluorene/partial hepatectomy model%大鼠2-乙酰胺基芴/部分肝切除模型中卵圆细胞增殖动力学的初步研究

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    项帅; 陈孝平; 张伟; 张斌豪; 梁慧芳

    2010-01-01

    目的 研究大鼠肝脏卵圆细胞增殖模型中卵圆细胞增殖率的变化,进一步了解卵圆细胞生物学特性.方法 采用2-乙酰胺基芴/部分肝切除(2-AAF/PH)的方法建立大鼠肝卵圆细胞增殖模型.免疫荧光双标技术检测肝切除术后不同时间点肝脏石蜡切片中卵圆细胞标志物上皮细胞黏附分子和增殖标志物增殖细胞核抗原的共表达情况,对阳性细胞进行定量计数分析;并采用荧光双标和天狼猩红染色观察此过程中肝星状细胞激活和肝脏胶原沉积的情况.结果 术后第2天门静脉区开始出现少量卵圆细胞,到第9天数量达到高峰,此后数量逐步下降.此过程中卵圆细胞的增殖率逐步下降,从第2天的(91.3±1.6)%下降到第12天的(53.6±4.4)%,差异有统计学意义(P<0.01).激活的肝星状细胞一直伴随卵圆细胞增殖并向肝实质延伸,分泌的胶原形成细胞外基质包绕小管样结构的卵圆细胞.结论 2-AAF/PH模型中卵圆细胞数量达到高峰前,其增殖率已经开始逐渐下降.肝星状细胞可能通过分泌细胞外基质和多种因子严格调控卵圆细胞的增殖.%Objective To investigate the changes of oval cell proliferation rate in the rat 2-acethlaminofluorene/partial hepatectomy(2-AAF/PH)model.Methods Livers were collected from 2-AAF/PH rats at different time points after hepatectomy.Paraffin sections were investigated by double immunofluorescent staining with confocal microscopy for oval cell marker epithelial cell adhesion molecule and proliferative index proliferating cell nuclear antigen,or epithelial cell adhesion molecule and alphasmooth muscle actin Deposition of matrix in liver tissue was detected by sirius red staining.Results Response of ductular oval cells could be observed in portal area at 2 days after PH,and the number of oval cells reached its peak at 9 days and then gradually declined.Oval cell proliferation rate decreased from (91.3±1.6)% at 2 days after PH

  15. Synthesis and Properties of High Energetic Compound 3,3'-Dinitro-4,4'-azofuroxan%3,3’-二硝基-4,4’-偶氮氧化呋咱的合成及性能

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    何金选; 卢艳华; 雷晴; 曹一林

    2011-01-01

    以丙二酸单酰肼单钾盐为原材料,经硝化和哑硝化反应“一锅法”合成了4-氨基-3-叠氮羰基氧化呋咱(AN-FO),然后通过ANFO合成出3,3 ’-二氨基-4,4’-偶氮氧化呋咱(DAAFO),DAAFO在双氧水/浓硫酸溶液中氧化为DNAFO.用元素分析、IR、MS和DSC-TG对其结构进行了表征.结果表明,丙二酸单肼单钾盐在25~30℃硝化30min,然后在-22±2℃亚硝化60min,生成3,4-二叠氮羰基氧化呋咱(AAF).AAF在80℃环氧六烷/水溶液中异构化重排得到ANFO,DAAFO在30℃经硝酸/硫酸氧化转化为DNAFO.DNAFO的密度为2.002 g/cm3,生成焓为640.30 kJ/mol.%4-Amino-3-azidocarbonylfuroxan (ANFO) was first synthesized via nitration and nitrosation in "one-pot", using malonic acid monohydrazide monopotassium salt as starting material. Then 3, 3'-diamino-4, 4'-azofuroxan (DAAFO)was prepared using ANFO. Finally,DAAFO were directly oxidized to DNAFO by hydrogen peroxide/sul-furic acid solution. The structures of these compounds were characterized by elementary analyses, FTIR, MS and DSC-TG. The reaction condition for ANFO and DNAFO was found to be: malonic acid monohydrazide monopotassium salt was nitrated at 25 - 30℃ for 30 min, and nitrosated at - 22±2℃ for 60 min, in which furoxan-3,4-dicar-boxylic acid diazide (AAF) was synthesized. ANFO was obtained by isomerization of AAF at 80℃ in dioxane/H2O. DNAFO was obtained by oxidating the DAAFO by HNO3/H2SO4 at 30℃. The density and enthalpy of formation of DNAFO are 2. 002 g/cm3 ,and 640. 30 kJ/mol, respectively.

  16. 肝细胞生成素Cn促进肝干/祖细胞增殖的功能研究%Effect of hepatopoietin Cn on liver stem cells

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    李永锋; 刘勇; 常菁; 刘鹏飞; 高慧英; 周旭; 卢俊; 崔春萍

    2015-01-01

    目的:检测肝细胞刺激因子肝细胞生成素Cn( hepatopoietin Cn,HPPCn)作用肝祖细胞的功能。方法利用MTT法、AnnexinⅤ和PI荧光染色法分别检测WB-F344细胞增殖及其抗凋亡能力,Transwell法检测细胞迁移能力。建立小鼠2AAF-部分肝切除(partial hepatectomy)模型,分析高表达HPPCn对肝干/祖细胞增殖和迁移的影响。结果重组HPPCn蛋白能促进WB-F344细胞的增殖及细胞迁移,低浓度HPPCn能抑制WB-F344细胞的凋亡,并激活WB-F344细胞中SphK1、Erk1/2以及Stat3信号通路。动物模型检测结果显示,肝特异HPPCn转基因小鼠部分肝切除后,肝卵圆细胞较对照组明显增多,肝再生能力增强。结论 HPPCn能促进肝干/祖细胞增殖和存活,并通过促进肝卵圆细胞增生,提高肝再生能力。%Objective To investigate the effect of hepatopoietin Cn(HPPCn) on liver stem cells.Methods In this study, WB-F344 cell line was used, and MTT and flow cytometry assay were conducted to determine cell proliferation and apoptosis.Transwell assay was used to test the migration of WB-F344 cells.A 2AAF-partial hepatectomy(PH) mouse model was used to observe the effect of HPPCn on liver stem cell proliferation in vivo.Results HPPCn enhanced WB-F344 cell proliferation and migration and activated the SphK1, Erk and Stat3 signal pathways.The analysis of the 2AAF-PH mouse model showed that oval cells in the experimental group far outnumbered those in control and the regeneration of the liver was improved post PH.Conclusion HPPCn can increase the liver stem cell proliferation and survival while promoting the regenenation of the liver by augmenting oval cell proliferation.

  17. Comparison of different initiation protocols in the resistant hepatocyte model

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    Several models in rat liver have been developed to study multistage carcinogenesis, including the Solt-Farber resistant hepatocyte model. In this model, initiation consists of either a necrogenic dose of a hepatocarcinogen or a non-necrogenic dose in conjunction with partial hepatectomy (PH). As an alternative to PH, we investigated two different procedures: fasting for 96 h followed by refeeding, or the use of one-day-old neonates. Male Fisher 344 rats were injected p.o. with diethylnitrosamine (DEN) (0, 20, or 100 mg/kg) 24 h after refeeding or PH (controls received DEN alone with no proliferative stimulus). For the neonatal group, male and female Fisher 344 rats were treated with DEN (0 or 20 mg/kg, i.p.) at one day of age. All initiated animals were treated at the same age (11 weeks) with the following selection agents: three daily doses of 2-acetylaminofluorene (AAF) (30 mg/kg), followed by a single dose of carbon tetrachloride (2 ml/kg), followed by three additional daily treatments of AAF (30 mg/kg). Rats were euthanized 2 weeks after the last AAF injection. The PH, neonatal male, and neonatal female groups receiving DEN developed more γ-glutamyl transpeptidase (GGT)-positive foci per cubic centimeter and foci per liver as compared to untreated rats receiving the same proliferative stimulus, whereas the fasting/refeeding group and the group receiving no proliferative stimulus did not. All DEN-treated groups receiving one of the proliferative stimuli had more foci per cubic centimeter than the DEN-treated group receiving no proliferative stimulus. The volume fractions of GGT-positive foci in the PH/DEN and neonatal male/DEN groups were higher than those of both the DEN-treated group receiving no proliferative stimulus and the groups receiving the same proliferative stimulus without DEN. In neonatal females-receiving DEN, the volume fraction was not different from either neonatal females not receiving DEN or DEN-treated rats receiving no proliferative

  18. Audiometria de altas frequências no diagnóstico complementar em audiologia: uma revisão da literatura nacional High-frequency audiometry in audiological complementary diagnosis: a revision of the national literature

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    Karlin Fabianne Klagenberg

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available A audiometria de altas frequências (AAF é um exame audiológico importante na detecção precoce de perdas auditivas por lesões na base do ducto coclear. Nos últimos anos, a sua utilização foi facilitada pelo fato de os audiômetros comercializados passarem a incorporar frequências superiores a 8 kHz. Porém, existem diferenças relacionadas aos equipamentos utilizados, às metodologias empregadas e/ou aos resultados e interpretação. Assim, o objetivo deste artigo foi analisar a produção científica nacional sobre a aplicação clínica com AAF, para compreender sua utilização atual. Foram pesquisados textos publicados e indexados nas bases de dados LILACS, SciELO e Medline, num período de tempo de dez anos, utilizando como descritor "audiometria de altas frequências/high-frequency audiometry". Encontraram-se 24 artigos científicos nacionais utilizando AAF, cuja população avaliada, em sua maioria, apresentava de 18 a 50 anos de idade; 13 dos estudos determinaram os limiares utilizando como referência decibel nível de audição (dBNA; alguns estudos realizaram a comparação dos limiares auditivos tonais entre grupos para definir a normalidade; os autores relataram diferenças significativas nos limiares auditivos de altas frequências entre as idades. A AAF é utilizada na clínica audiológica para identificação precoce de alterações auditivas e no acompanhamento da audição de sujeitos expostos a drogas ototóxicas e/ou agentes otoagressores.High-frequency audiometry (HFA is an important audiological test for early detection of hearing losses caused by leasions in the base of the cochlear duct. In recent years, its use was facilitated because audiometers began to identify frequencies higher than 8 kHz. However, there are differences related to the equipment used, the methodologies followed, and/or to the results and their interpretation. Therefore, the aim of this study was to analyze the national scientific production

  19. Remarkable heterogeneity displayed by oval cells in rat and mouse models of stem cell-mediated liver regeneration

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    Jelnes, Peter; Santoni-Rugiu, Eric; Rasmussen, Morten;

    2007-01-01

    the molecular phenotypes of oval cells in several of the most commonly used protocols of stem cell-mediated liver regeneration-namely, treatment with 2-acetylaminofluorene and partial (70%) hepatectomy (AAF/PHx); a choline-deficient, ethionine-supplemented (CDE) diet; a 3,5-diethoxycarbonyl-1,4-dihydro......The experimental protocols used in the investigation of stem cell-mediated liver regeneration in rodents are characterized by activation of the hepatic stem cell compartment in the canals of Hering followed by transit amplification of oval cells and their subsequent differentiation along hepatic...... remarkable phenotypic discrepancies exhibited by oval cells in stem cell-mediated liver regeneration between rats and mice and underline the importance of careful extrapolation between individual species....

  20. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-BTAU-01-2812 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-BTAU-01-2812 ref|NP_065063.1| a disintegrin and metallopeptidase domain 21 [Mu...s musculus] sp|Q9JI76|ADA21_MOUSE ADAM 21 precursor (A disintegrin and metalloproteinase domain 21) (ADAM 31...) gb|AAF74731.1| metalloprotease-disintegrin protein [Mus musculus] dbj|BAB29569.1| unnamed protein product ...[Mus musculus] gb|AAI32153.1| A disintegrin and metallopeptidase domain 21 [Mus m...usculus] gb|AAI32345.1| A disintegrin and metallopeptidase domain 21 [Mus musculus] gb|EDL02716.1| a disintegrin and metallopeptidase domain 21 [Mus musculus] NP_065063.1 0.0 63% ...

  1. Differences in detection of DNA adducts in the 32P-postlabelling assay after either 1-butanol extraction or nuclease P1 treatment.

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    Gallagher, J E; Jackson, M A; George, M H; Lewtas, J; Robertson, I G

    1989-04-01

    The use of nuclease P1 treatment and 1-butanol extraction to increase the sensitivity of the 32P-postlabelling assay for DNA adducts have been compared. Although similar results were obtained with the two methods for standard adducts formed with benzo[a]pyrene diol epoxide I (BPDE-I), nuclease P1 treatment resulted in a significant reduction in detection of major adducts from 1-amino-6-nitropyrene (1-amino-6-NP), 1-amino-8-nitropyrene (1-amino-8-NP), 2-aminofluorene (2-AF), 2-naphthylamine (2-NA) and 4-aminobiphenyl (4-ABP) modified DNAs, but not following the 32P-postlabelling analysis of 2-acetylaminofluorene (2-AAF) modified DNA. These results suggest that, at least initially, both modifications of the 32P-postlabelling assay should be used for the detection of unknown adducts or for adducts derived from nitroaromatics and aromatic amines. PMID:2540901

  2. Serum Potassium Levels Inversely Correlate with D-Dimer In Patients with Acute-Onset Atrial Fibrillation.

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    Cervellin, Gianfranco; Bonfanti, Laura; Picanza, Alessandra; Lippi, Giuseppe

    2014-12-01

    Background: D-dimer values are frequently increased in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) compared to subjects in sinus rhythm. Hypokalemia plays a role in several cardiovascular diseases, but little is known about the association with AF. Objective: D-dimer values are frequently increased in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) compared with subjects in sinus rhythm. Hypokalemia plays a role in several cardiovascular diseases, but little is known about the association with AF. The aim of this study was to investigate correlations between D-dimer and serum potassium in acute-onset AF (AAF). Methods: To investigate the potential correlation between the values of serum potassium and D-dimer in patients with AAF, we retrospectively reviewed clinical and laboratory data of all emergency department visits for AAF in 2013. Results: Among 271 consecutive AAF patients with D-dimer assessments, those with hypokalemia (n = 98) had significantly higher D-dimer values than normokalemic patients (139 versus 114 ng/mL, p = 0.004). The rate of patients with D-dimer values exceeding the diagnostic cut-off was higher in the group of patients with hypokalemia than in those with normal serum potassium (26.5% versus 16.2%; p = 0.029). An inverse and highly significant correlation was found between serum potassium and D-dimer (r = -0.21; p investigar a correlação entre os níveis séricos de D-dímero e potássio na FA aguda (FAA). Métodos: Para investigar a existência de uma potencial correlação entre os níveis séricos de potássio e D-dímero em pacientes com FAA, realizamos uma revisão retrospectiva de dados clínicos e laboratoriais relacionados a todas as visitas ao departamento de emergência devido à FAA, no ano de 2013. Resultados: Entre os 271 pacientes com FAA, aqueles com hipopotassemia (n = 98) mostraram aumento significativo nos níveis de D-dímero, quando comparados com pacientes com concentrações normais de potássio (139 versus 114 ng/mL, p = 0

  3. 龙葵碱对人肝癌HepG2细胞N-乙酰基转移酶活性的影响%Effect of solanine on N-acetyltransferase activity in HepG2 cell

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    高世勇; 季字彬

    2008-01-01

    目的 探讨龙葵碱对HepG2细胞Ⅳ-乙酰基转移酶(NAT)活性的影响.方法 采用HPLC方法,以2-氨基芴(2-AF)为底物,以2-AF被NAT乙酰化为2-乙酰氨基芴(2-AAF)的量来反应NAT的活性.结果 龙葵碱能显著降低HepG2完整细胞NAT的活性;龙葵碱能够降低HepG2细胞质内NAT的活性,作用具有剂量依赖性.结论 龙葵碱通过抑制HepG2细胞NAT的活性发挥细胞毒作用.

  4. OLYMPEX Counterflow Spectrometer and Impactor Field Campaign Report

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    Poellot, Michael [Univ. of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND (United States)

    2016-07-01

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility’s ARM Aerial Facility (AAF) Counterflow Spectrometer and Impactor (CSI) probe was flown on the University of North Dakota Cessna Citation research aircraft during the Olympic Mountain Experiment (OLYMPEX). The field campaign took place from November 12 through December 19, 2015, over the Olympic Mountains and coastal waters of Washington State as part of a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) validation campaign. The CSI was added to the Citation instrument suite to support the NASA Aerosol-Cloud Ecosystem (ACE) satellite program and flights of the NASA Lockheed Earth Resources (ER-2) aircraft. ACE funded extra ER-2 flights to focus on clouds that are weakly precipitating, which are also of interest to the DOE Atmospheric System Research (ASR) program.

  5. OPPORTUNICTIC ENTEROBACTERIACAE AS THE CAUSE OF THE ACUTE DIARRHEA AND GUT DISBIOSIS

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    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract. Strains of Klebsiella pneumonia isolated from faces were studied to detect virulence factors of “classical” enteric pathogens causing acute diarrhea (Shigella, Salmonella, diarreagenic Escherichia coli. We haven’t detect in Klebsiella the genes encode different virulence factors: the abilities to adherence (sfa, afa, aaf/1, eae, invasion (ipaH, ial, production of heat-lable toxins (elt, LT II, heat-stable toxins (st1, st2 and Shiga toxins (stx1, stx2. Klebsiella spp. is well-known pathogen of the opportunistic infections of urinary tract, blood, wound, respiratory tract. But this bacteria hasn’t virulence factors of diarreagenic Enterobacteriaceae and can’t cause acute diarrhea and other gut pathology.

  6. EST Table: FS921450 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

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    Full Text Available 79 %/241 aa ref|NP_648933.3| limpet, isoform A [Drosophila melanogaster] ref|NP_996112.1| limpet, isoform E ...[Drosophila melanogaster] ref|NP_001163456.1| limpet, isoform I [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAL49227.1| RE6...5447p [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAM75063.1| RE22626p [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAF49395.3| limpet..., isoform A [Drosophila melanogaster] gb|AAS64981.1| limpet, isoform E [Drosophila mel...anogaster] gb|ACL88450.1| Lmpt-PA [synthetic construct] gb|ACL92441.1| Lmpt-PA [synthetic construct] gb|ACZ94727.1| limpet

  7. Signal analysis and processing for random binary phase coded pulse radar

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    孙光民; 刘国岁; 顾红

    2004-01-01

    The application of the random binary phase coded signal in the CW radar system has been limited by the difficulty to isolate the tranmission and reception signal. In order to make use of the random binary phase coded signal, the random binary phase coded pulse radar (RBPC-PR) system has been studied. First, the average ambiguity function (AAF) of the RBPC-PR signal has been analyzed. Then, a statistical method of reducing the range sidelobe (RSL) is presented. Finally, a signal processing scheme of the RBPC-PR is developed. The simulation results show that by using the scheme, the jamming immunity of the system, the resolution and accuracy of distance and velocity have been improved, and the distance and velocity vagueness caused by periods can also be removed. The RSL can be reduced over 30dB by the statistical average method, thus the probability ambiguity caused by random noise can be avoided.

  8. Clinical and echocardiographic features of aorto-atrial fistulas

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    Ananthasubramaniam Karthik

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Aorto-atrial fistulas (AAF are rare but important pathophysiologic conditions of the aorta and have varied presentations such as acute pulmonary edema, chronic heart failure and incidental detection of the fistula. A variety of mechanisms such as aortic dissection, endocarditis with pseudoaneurysm formation, post surgical scenarios or trauma may precipitate the fistula formation. With increasing survival of patients, particularly following complex aortic reconstructive surgeries and redo valve surgeries, recognition of this complication, its clinical features and echocardiographic diagnosis is important. Since physical exam in this condition may be misleading, echocardiography serves as the cornerstone for diagnosis. The case below illustrates aorto-left atrial fistula formation following redo aortic valve surgery with slowly progressive symptoms of heart failure. A brief review of the existing literature of this entity is presented including emphasis on echocardiographic diagnosis and treatment.

  9. Aespoe Hard Rock Laboratory. Prototype Repository. Sensors data report (Period 010917-091201) Report No: 22

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    Goudarzi, Reza; Johannesson, Lars-Erik (Clay Technology AB, Lund (Sweden))

    2009-12-15

    The Prototype Repository Test consists of two sections. The installation of the first Section of Prototype Repository was made during summer and autumn 2001 and Section 2 was installed in spring and summer 2003. This report presents data from measurements in the Prototype Repository during the period 010917-091201. The report is organized so that the actual measured results are shown in Appendix 1-10, where Appendix 8 deals with measurements of canister displacements (by AITEMIN), Appendix 9 deals with geo-electric measurements in the backfill (by GRS), Appendix 10 deals with stress and strain measurement in the rock (by AaF) and Appendix 11 deals with measurement of water pressure in the rock (by VBB/VIAK). The main report and Appendix 1-7 deal with the rest of the measurements.

  10. Prototype Repository - Sensor data report (period 100917-110101) Report no 24

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    Goudarzi, Reza [Clay Technology AB, Lund (Sweden)

    2012-08-15

    The Prototype Repository Test consists of two sections. The installation of the first Section of Prototype Repository was made during summer and autumn 2001 and Section 2 was installed in spring and summer 2003. At the end of November 2010 stared the dismantling of the outer section. This report presents data from measurements in the Prototype Repository during the period 2001-09-17-2011-01-01. The report is organized so that the actual measured results are shown in Appendix 1-10, where Appendix 8 deals with measurements of canister displacements (by AITEMIN), Appendix 9 deals with geo-electric measurements in the backfill (by GRS), Appendix 10 deals with stress and strain measurement in the rock (by AaF) and Appendix 11 deals with measurement of water pressure in the rock (by VBB/VIAK). The main report and Appendix 1-7 deal with the rest of the measurements.

  11. Precipitation and Hydrology Experiment Counter-Flow Spectrometer and Impactor Field Campaign Report

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    Poellot, Michael [University of North Dakota

    2016-03-01

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility Aerial Facility (ARM AAF) counter-flow spectrometer and impactor (CSI) probe was flown on the University of North Dakota Cessna Citation research aircraft during the Integrated Precipitation and Hydrology Experiment (IPHEX). The field campaign took place during May and June of 2014 over North Carolina and its coastal waters as part of a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Global Precipitation Measurement validation campaign. The CSI was added to the Citation instrument suite to support the involvement of Jay Mace through the NASA Advanced Composition Explorer (ACE) satellite program and flights of the NASA ER-2 aircraft, which is a civilian version of the Air Force’s U2-S reconnaissance platform. The ACE program funded extra ER-2 flights to focus on clouds that are weakly precipitating, which are also of interest to the Atmospheric System Research program sponsored by DOE.

  12. Chemically induced immunotoxicity in a medium-term multiorgan bioassay for carcinogenesis with Wistar rats

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    A variety of chemicals can adversely affect the immune system and influence tumor development. The modifying potential of chemical carcinogens on the lymphoid organs and cytokine production of rats submitted to a medium-term initiation-promotion bioassay for carcinogenesis was investigated. Male Wistar rats were sequentially initiated with N-nitrosodiethylamine (DEN), N-methyl-N-nitrosourea (MNU), N-butyl-N-(4hydroxybutyl)nitrosamine (BBN), dihydroxy-di-n-propylnitrosamine (DHPN), and 1,2-dimethylhydrazine (DMH) during 4 weeks. Two initiated groups received phenobarbital (PB) or 2-acetylaminofluorene (2-AAF) for 25 weeks and two noninitiated groups received only PB or 2-AAF. A nontreated group was used as control. Lymphohematopoietic organs, liver, kidneys, lung, intestines, and Zymbal's gland were removed for histological analysis. Interleukin (IL)-2, IL-12, interferon gamma (IFN-γ), tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), IL-10, and transforming growth factor beta1 (TGF-β1) levels were determined by ELISA in spleen cell culture supernatants. At the fourth week, exposure to the initiating carcinogens resulted in cell depletion of the thymus, spleen and bone marrow, and impairment of IL-2, IL-12, and IFN-γ production. However, at the 30th week, no important alterations were observed both in lymphoid organs and cytokine production in the different groups. The results indicate that the initiating carcinogens used in the present protocol exert toxic effects on the lymphoid organs and affect the production of cytokines at the initiation step of carcinogenesis. This early and reversible depression of the immune surveillance may contribute to the survival of initiated cells facilitating the development of future neoplasia

  13. Hepatic Progenitor Cells Contribute to the Progression of 2-Acetylaminofluorene/Carbon Tetrachloride-Induced Cirrhosis via the Non-Canonical Wnt Pathway.

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    Jiamei Chen

    Full Text Available Hepatic progenitor cells (HPCs appear to play an important role in chronic liver injury. In this study, cirrhosis was induced in F-344 rats (n = 32 via subcutaneous injection of 50% carbon tetrachloride (CCl4 twice a week for 8 weeks. Then, 30% CCl4 was administered in conjunction with intragastric 2-acetylaminofluorine (2-AAF for 4 weeks to induce activation of HPCs. WB-F344 cells were used to provide direct evidence for differentiation of HPCs to myofibroblasts. The results showed that after administration of 2-AAF, the hydroxyproline content and the expressions of α-SMA, Col I, Col IV, TGF-β1, CD68, TNF-α, CK19 and OV6 were significantly increased. OV6 and α-SMA were largely co-expressed in fibrous septum and the expressions of Wnt5b, frizzled2, frizzled3 and frizzled6 were markedly increased, while β-catenin expression was not statistically different among the different groups. Consistent with the above results, WB-F344 cells, treated with TGF-β1 in vitro, differentiated into myofibroblasts and α-SMA, Col I, Col IV, Wnt5b and frizzled2 expressions were significantly increased, while β-catenin expression was decreased. After blocking the non-canonical Wnt pathway via WIF-1, the Wnt5b level was down regulated, and α-SMA and F-actin expressions were significantly decreased in the WIF-1-treated cells. In conclusion, these results indicate that HPCs appear to differentiate into myofibroblasts and exhibit a profibrotic effect in progressive cirrhosis via activation of the non-canonical Wnt pathway. Blocking the non-canonical Wnt pathway can inhibit the differentiation of HPCs into myofibroblasts, suggesting that blocking this pathway and changing the fate of differentiated HPCs may be a potential treatment for cirrhosis.

  14. Hepatic Progenitor Cells Contribute to the Progression of 2-Acetylaminofluorene/Carbon Tetrachloride-Induced Cirrhosis via the Non-Canonical Wnt Pathway.

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    Chen, Jiamei; Zhang, Xiao; Xu, Ying; Li, Xuewei; Ren, Shuang; Zhou, Yaning; Duan, Yuyou; Zern, Mark; Zhang, Hua; Chen, Gaofeng; Liu, Chenghai; Mu, Yongping; Liu, Ping

    2015-01-01

    Hepatic progenitor cells (HPCs) appear to play an important role in chronic liver injury. In this study, cirrhosis was induced in F-344 rats (n = 32) via subcutaneous injection of 50% carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) twice a week for 8 weeks. Then, 30% CCl4 was administered in conjunction with intragastric 2-acetylaminofluorine (2-AAF) for 4 weeks to induce activation of HPCs. WB-F344 cells were used to provide direct evidence for differentiation of HPCs to myofibroblasts. The results showed that after administration of 2-AAF, the hydroxyproline content and the expressions of α-SMA, Col I, Col IV, TGF-β1, CD68, TNF-α, CK19 and OV6 were significantly increased. OV6 and α-SMA were largely co-expressed in fibrous septum and the expressions of Wnt5b, frizzled2, frizzled3 and frizzled6 were markedly increased, while β-catenin expression was not statistically different among the different groups. Consistent with the above results, WB-F344 cells, treated with TGF-β1 in vitro, differentiated into myofibroblasts and α-SMA, Col I, Col IV, Wnt5b and frizzled2 expressions were significantly increased, while β-catenin expression was decreased. After blocking the non-canonical Wnt pathway via WIF-1, the Wnt5b level was down regulated, and α-SMA and F-actin expressions were significantly decreased in the WIF-1-treated cells. In conclusion, these results indicate that HPCs appear to differentiate into myofibroblasts and exhibit a profibrotic effect in progressive cirrhosis via activation of the non-canonical Wnt pathway. Blocking the non-canonical Wnt pathway can inhibit the differentiation of HPCs into myofibroblasts, suggesting that blocking this pathway and changing the fate of differentiated HPCs may be a potential treatment for cirrhosis. PMID:26087010

  15. PREPARATION AND EVALUATION OF VITAMIN E ADJUVANTED OIL EMULSIFIED INFECTIOUS BRONCHITIS EXPERIMENTAL VACCINE

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    S. ALI, M. ARSHAD, M. SIDDIQUE AND M. ASHRAF

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available The present study was conducted to prepare oil emulsified (OE infectious bronchitis (IB experimental vaccines. The vaccines were prepared using the vaccinal strain H-120 Infectious Bonchitis virus (IBV. The virus was cultivated in 9-day old embryonated eggs via allantoic cavity route. Allantoic-amniotic fluid (AAF was collected and inactivated with formalin @ 0.12%. Water in oil emulsion was prepared by adding one part of AAF to four parts of mineral oil containing water phase (Tween 80 and oil phase (Span 80 surfactants. Hydrophile lypohile balance (HLB of the emulsion was maintained at 7.0. Two oil emulsified experimental vaccines were prepared. Vaccine-I was prepared without vitamin E and Vaccine-II with vitamin E (300 mg/ml. A total of 120 day-old broiler breeder chickens were divided into 4 groups, A, B, C, and D, each having 30 birds. At the age of 21 days, experimental Vaccine-I, experimental vaccine-II and commercial IB killed (H-120 vaccine were inoculated @ 0.5 ml in the birds of groups A, B and C, respectively. Group D was maintained as nonvaccinated control. Efficacy of the vaccines was evaluated on the basis of humoral immune response (haemagglutination inhibition antibody titres against IB in the four groups. The seven weeks cumulative mean antibody titres (CMT of each group were calculated. The highest CMT was observed in group B (130, followed by group C (69, group A (58 and group D (17. Statistical analysis showed that haemagglutination inhibition (HI antibody titres in group B (vaccine- II were significantly higher than those of groups A, B and C (P< 0.05.

  16. Importance of quantification of local site effects based on wave propagation in seismic microzonation

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    S Kumar; J P Narayan

    2008-11-01

    This paper presents the three most important aspects of seismic microzonation namely prediction of fundamental frequency (F0) of soil deposit, aggravation factor (aggravation factor is simply the extra spectral amplification due to complex 2D site effects over the 1D response of the soil column) and the spatial variability of the ground motion caused by the basin-edge induced Love waves. The predicted F0 of single, double and three-soil-layered models revealed that the available empirical relations to predict the F0 of layered soil deposits are inadequate. We recommend the use of analytical or numerical methods to predict such an important parameter based on wave propagation effects. An increase of amplitude of Love wave, strain level and average aggravation factor (AAF) with increase of impedance contrast was obtained. Based on the trend of rate of decrease of AAF and maximum strain with offset from the basin-edge, we can qualitatively infer that the effects of induced Love wave may reduce to a negligible value after a traveled distance of 6.5–10.0 (where is the wavelength corresponding to the 0 of soil layer). The obtained increase of strain level with the decrease of distance between two receiver points used for the computation of strain reflects that structures having spatial extent smaller than the may suffer damage due to the basin-edge induced surface waves. The fast rate of decrease of strain with the offset from the strong lateral discontinuity (SLD)/basin-edge may be attributed to the dispersive nature of Love wave. We can incorporate the increased spectral amplification due to the induced surface waves in the form of aggravation factor but till date we have no effective way to incorporate the effects of developed strain by induced surface waves in seismic microzonation or in building codes.

  17. Altered expression of cytochrome P450 and possible correlation with preneoplastic changes in early stage of rat hepatocarcinogenesis

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    Lin-lin LIU; Li-kun GONG; Xin-ming QI; Yan CAI; Hui WANG; Xiong-fei WU; Ying XIAO; Jin REN

    2005-01-01

    Aim: Correlation of cytochrome P450 (CYPs) with preneoplastic changes in the early stage of hepatocarcinogenesis is still unclear. To detect the expression of carcinogen-metabolizing related microsomal P450 enzymes, namely the CYP1A1,CYP1A2, CYP2B 1/2, CYP2E1, and CYP3A, we performed the medium-term bioassay of Ito's model in Sprague-Dawley rats. Methods: The amount and activity of CYP were assessed by biochemical and immunohistochemical methods in week 8.The correlation between CYP expression and microsomal oxidative stress was investigated by comparing the generation of microsomal lipid peroxidation in the presence or absence of specific CYP inhibitor. Results: In the DEN-2-AAF and 2-AAF alone groups, the expression of CYP1A1 and CYP2E1 were up-regulated and the expression of CYP2B 1/2 and CYP1A2 were quite the contrary. Strong staining of CYP2E1 and CYP2B1/2 was found around the centrolobular vein and weak staining in the altered hepatic foci revealed by immunohistochemical procedure.There was no significant change in the activity of CYP3A among the 4 groups.Altered hepatic tissue bore more microsomal NADPH (nicotinamide adenine dimucleotide phosphate,reduced form)-dependent lipid peroxidation than normal tissue. And the difference among the 4 groups disappeared when CYP2E1 was inhibited. More microsomal lipid peroxidation was generated when incubated with CYP1A inhibitor α-naphthoflavone. Conclusion: CYP altered their expression levels and these alterations can play important roles in the alteration of cell redox status of preneoplastic tissue in the early stage of hepatocarcinogenesis.

  18. An investigation of the diversity of strains of enteroaggregative Escherichia coli isolated from cases associated with a large multi-pathogen foodborne outbreak in the UK.

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    Timothy J Dallman

    Full Text Available Following a large outbreak of foodborne gastrointestinal (GI disease, a multiplex PCR approach was used retrospectively to investigate faecal specimens from 88 of the 413 reported cases. Gene targets from a range of bacterial GI pathogens were detected, including Salmonella species, Shigella species and Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli, with the majority (75% of faecal specimens being PCR positive for aggR associated with the Enteroaggregative E. coli (EAEC group. The 20 isolates of EAEC recovered from the outbreak specimens exhibited a range of serotypes, the most frequent being O104:H4 and O131:H27. None of the EAEC isolates had the Shiga toxin (stx genes. Multilocus sequence typing and single nucleotide polymorphism analysis of the core genome confirmed the diverse phylogeny of the strains. The analysis also revealed a close phylogenetic relationship between the EAEC O104:H4 strains in this outbreak and the strain of E. coli O104:H4 associated with a large outbreak of haemolytic ureamic syndrome in Germany in 2011. Further analysis of the EAEC plasmids, encoding the key enteroaggregative virulence genes, showed diversity with respect to FIB/FII type, gene content and genomic architecture. Known EAEC virulence genes, such as aggR, aat and aap, were present in all but one of the strains. A variety of fimbrial genes were observed, including genes encoding all five known fimbrial types, AAF/1 to AAF/V. The AAI operon was present in its entirety in 15 of the EAEC strains, absent in three and present, but incomplete, in two isolates. EAEC is known to be a diverse pathotype and this study demonstrates that a high level of diversity in strains recovered from cases associated with a single outbreak. Although the EAEC in this study did not carry the stx genes, this outbreak provides further evidence of the pathogenic potential of the EAEC O104:H4 serotype.

  19. Two novel EHEC/EAEC hybrid strains isolated from human infections.

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    Rita Prager

    Full Text Available The so far highest number of life-threatening hemolytic uremic syndrome was associated with a food-borne outbreak in 2011 in Germany which was caused by an enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC of the rare serotype O104:H4. Most importantly, the outbreak strain harbored genes characteristic of both EHEC and enteroaggregative E. coli (EAEC. Such strains have been described seldom but due to the combination of virulence genes show a high pathogenicity potential. To evaluate the importance of EHEC/EAEC hybrid strains in human disease, we analyzed the EHEC strain collection of the German National Reference Centre for Salmonella and other Bacterial Enteric Pathogens (NRC. After exclusion of O104:H4 EHEC/EAEC strains, out of about 2400 EHEC strains sent to NRC between 2008 and 2012, two strains exhibited both EHEC and EAEC marker genes, specifically were stx2 and aatA positive. Like the 2011 outbreak strain, one of the novel EHEC/EAEC harbored the Shiga toxin gene type stx2a. The strain was isolated from a patient with bloody diarrhea in 2010, was serotyped as O59:H-, belonged to MLST ST1136, and exhibited genes for type IV aggregative adherence fimbriae (AAF. The second strain was isolated from a patient with diarrhea in 2012, harbored stx2b, was typed as Orough:H-, and belonged to MLST ST26. Although the strain conferred the aggregative adherence phenotype, no known AAF genes corresponding to fimbrial types I to V were detected. In summary, EHEC/EAEC hybrid strains are currently rarely isolated from human disease cases in Germany and two novel EHEC/EAEC of rare serovars/MLST sequence types were characterized.

  20. Effect of Boschniakia rossica on expression of GST-P, p53 and p21(ras)proteins in early stage of chemical hepatocarcinogenesis and its anti-inflammatory activities in rats.

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    Yin, Zong-Zhu; Jin, Hai-Ling; Yin, Xue-Zhe; Li, Tian-Zhu; Quan, Ji-Shu; Jin, Zeng-Nan

    2000-12-01

    AIM:To investigate the effect of Boschniakia rossica (BR) extract on expression of GST-P, p53 and p21(ras) proteins in early stage of chemical hepatocarcinogenesis in rats and its anti-inflammatory activities.METHODS:The expression of tumor marker-placental form glutathione S-transferase (GST-P), p53 and p21(ras) proteins were investigated by immunohisto-chemical techniques and ABC method. Anti-inflammatory activities of BR were studied by xylene and croton oil-induced mouse ear edema, carrageenin, histamine and hot scald-induced rat pow edema, adjuvant-induced rat arthritis and cotton pellet induced mouse granuloma formation methods.RESULTS:The 500mg/kg of BR-H2O extract frac-tionated from BR-Methanol extract had inhibitory effect on the formation of DEN-induced GST-P-positive foci in rat liver (GST-P staining was 78% positive in DEN+AAF group vs 20% positive in DEN+AAF+BR group, Panti-inflamatory effect in xylene and crotonoil induced mouse ear edema (inhibitory rates were 26%-29% and 35%-59%, respectively). BR H(2)O extract exhibited inhibitory effect in carrageenin, histamine and hot scald-induced hind paw edema and adjuvant-induced arthritis in rats and cotton pellet-induced granuloma formation in mice.CONCLUSION:BR extract exhibited inhibitory effect on formation of preneoplastic hepatic foci in early stage of rat chemical hepato-carcinogenesis.Both CH(2)Cl(2) and H(2)O extracts from BR exerted anti-inflammatory effect in rats and mice.

  1. Allergic proctocolitis refractory to maternal hypoallergenic diet in exclusively breast-fed infants: a clinical observation

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    Frediani Simone

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Allergic proctocolitis (APC in exclusively breast-fed infants is caused by food proteins, deriving from maternal diet, transferred through lactation. In most cases a maternal cow milk-free diet leads to a prompt resolution of rectal bleeding, while in some patients a multiple food allergy can occur. The aim of this study was to assess whether the atopy patch test (APT could be helpful to identify this subgroup of patients requiring to discontinue breast-feeding due to polisensitization. Additionally, we assessed the efficacy of an amino acid-based formula (AAF when multiple food allergy is suspected. amino acid-based formula Methods We have prospectively enrolled 14 exclusively breast-fed infants with APC refractory to maternal allergen avoidance. The diagnosis was confirmed by endoscopy with biopsies. Skin prick tests and serum specific IgE for common foods, together with APTs for common foods plus breast milk, were performed. After a 1 month therapy of an AAF all patients underwent a follow-up rectosigmoidoscopy. Results Prick tests and serum specific IgE were negative. APTs were positive in 100% infants, with a multiple positivity in 50%. Sensitization was found for breast milk in 100%, cow's milk (50%, soy (28%, egg (21%, rice (14%, wheat (7%. Follow-up rectosigmoidoscopy confirmed the remission of APC in all infants. Conclusions These data suggest that APT might become a useful tool to identify subgroups of infants with multiple gastrointestinal food allergy involving a delayed immunogenic mechanism, with the aim to avoid unnecessary maternal dietary restrictions before discontinuing breast-feeding.

  2. Effect of Oenanthe Javanica Extract on Antioxidant Enzyme in the Rat Liver

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    Choong-Hyun Lee; Joon-Ha Park; Jeong-Hwi Cho; In-Hye Kim; Ji-Hyeon Ahn; Jae-Chul Lee; Bai Hui Chen

    2015-01-01

    Background:Oenanthe javanica (O.javanica) has been known to have high antioxidant properties via scavenging reactive oxygen species.We examined the effect of O.javanica extract (OJE) on antioxidant enzymes in the rat liver.Methods:We examined the effect of the OJE on copper,zinc-superoxide dismutase (SOD1),manganese superoxide dismutase (SOD2),catalase (CAT),and glutathione peroxidase (GPx) in the rat liver using immunohistochemistry and western blot analysis.Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly assigned to three groups;(1) normal diet fed group (normal-group),(2) diet containing ascorbic acid (AA)-fed group (AA-group) as a positive control,(3) diet containing OJE-fed group (OJE-group).Results:In this study,no histopathological finding in the rat liver was found in all the experimental groups.Numbers of SOD1,SOD2,CAT,and GPx immunoreactive cells and their protein levels were significantly increased in the AA-fed group compared with those in the normal-group.On the other hand,in the OJE-group,numbers of SOD1,SOD2,CAT,and GPx immunoreactive cells in the liver were significantly increased by about 190%,478%,685%,and 346%,respectively,compared with those in the AA-group.In addition,protein levels of SOD 1,SOD2,CAT,and GPx in the OJE-group were also significantly much higher than those in the AA-group.Conclusion:OJE significantly increased expressions of SOD 1 and SOD2,CAT,and GPx in the liver cells of the rat,and these suggests that significant enhancements of endogenous enzymatic antioxidants by OJE might be a legitimate strategy for decreasing oxidative stresses in the liver.

  3. Knowledge About Sounds-Context-Specific Meaning Differently Activates Cortical Hemispheres, Auditory Cortical Fields, and Layers in House Mice.

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    Geissler, Diana B; Schmidt, H Sabine; Ehret, Günter

    2016-01-01

    Activation of the auditory cortex (AC) by a given sound pattern is plastic, depending, in largely unknown ways, on the physiological state and the behavioral context of the receiving animal and on the receiver's experience with the sounds. Such plasticity can be inferred when house mouse mothers respond maternally to pup ultrasounds right after parturition and naïve females have to learn to respond. Here we use c-FOS immunocytochemistry to quantify highly activated neurons in the AC fields and layers of seven groups of mothers and naïve females who have different knowledge about and are differently motivated to respond to acoustic models of pup ultrasounds of different behavioral significance. Profiles of FOS-positive cells in the AC primary fields (AI, AAF), the ultrasonic field (UF), the secondary field (AII), and the dorsoposterior field (DP) suggest that activation reflects in AI, AAF, and UF the integration of sound properties with animal state-dependent factors, in the higher-order field AII the news value of a given sound in the behavioral context, and in the higher-order field DP the level of maternal motivation and, by left-hemisphere activation advantage, the recognition of the meaning of sounds in the given context. Anesthesia reduced activation in all fields, especially in cortical layers 2/3. Thus, plasticity in the AC is field-specific preparing different output of AC fields in the process of perception, recognition and responding to communication sounds. Further, the activation profiles of the auditory cortical fields suggest the differentiation between brains hormonally primed to know (mothers) and brains which acquired knowledge via implicit learning (naïve females). In this way, auditory cortical activation discriminates between instinctive (mothers) and learned (naïve females) cognition. PMID:27013959

  4. Knowledge about Sounds – Context-Specific Meaning Differently Activates Cortical Hemispheres, Auditory Cortical Fields and Layers in House Mice

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    Diana B. Geissler

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Activation of the auditory cortex (AC by a given sound pattern is plastic, depending, in largely unknown ways, on the physiological state and the behavioral context of the receiving animal and on the receiver's experience with the sounds. Such plasticity can be inferred when house mouse mothers respond maternally to pup ultrasounds right after parturition and naïve females have to learn to respond. Here we use c-FOS immunocytochemistry to quantify highly activated neurons in the AC fields and layers of seven groups of mothers and naïve females who have different knowledge about and are differently motivated to respond to acoustic models of pup ultrasounds of different behavioral significance. Profiles of FOS-positive cells in the AC primary fields (AI, AAF, the ultrasonic field (UF, the secondary field (AII, and the dorsoposterior field (DP suggest that activation reflects in AI, AAF, and UF the integration of sound properties with animal state-dependent factors, in the higher-order field AII the news value of a given sound in the behavioral context, and in the higher-order field DP the level of maternal motivation and, by left-hemisphere activation advantage, the recognition of the meaning of sounds in the given context. Anesthesia reduced activation in all fields, especially in cortical layers 2/3. Thus, plasticity in the AC is field-specific preparing different output of AC fields in the process of perception, recognition and responding to communication sounds. Further, the activation profiles of the auditory cortical fields suggest the differentiation between brains hormonally primed to know (mothers and brains which acquired knowledge via implicit learning (naïve females. In this way, auditory cortical activation discriminates between instinctive (mothers and learned (naïve females cognition.

  5. Knowledge About Sounds-Context-Specific Meaning Differently Activates Cortical Hemispheres, Auditory Cortical Fields, and Layers in House Mice.

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    Geissler, Diana B; Schmidt, H Sabine; Ehret, Günter

    2016-01-01

    Activation of the auditory cortex (AC) by a given sound pattern is plastic, depending, in largely unknown ways, on the physiological state and the behavioral context of the receiving animal and on the receiver's experience with the sounds. Such plasticity can be inferred when house mouse mothers respond maternally to pup ultrasounds right after parturition and naïve females have to learn to respond. Here we use c-FOS immunocytochemistry to quantify highly activated neurons in the AC fields and layers of seven groups of mothers and naïve females who have different knowledge about and are differently motivated to respond to acoustic models of pup ultrasounds of different behavioral significance. Profiles of FOS-positive cells in the AC primary fields (AI, AAF), the ultrasonic field (UF), the secondary field (AII), and the dorsoposterior field (DP) suggest that activation reflects in AI, AAF, and UF the integration of sound properties with animal state-dependent factors, in the higher-order field AII the news value of a given sound in the behavioral context, and in the higher-order field DP the level of maternal motivation and, by left-hemisphere activation advantage, the recognition of the meaning of sounds in the given context. Anesthesia reduced activation in all fields, especially in cortical layers 2/3. Thus, plasticity in the AC is field-specific preparing different output of AC fields in the process of perception, recognition and responding to communication sounds. Further, the activation profiles of the auditory cortical fields suggest the differentiation between brains hormonally primed to know (mothers) and brains which acquired knowledge via implicit learning (naïve females). In this way, auditory cortical activation discriminates between instinctive (mothers) and learned (naïve females) cognition.

  6. Relative cost-effectiveness of an extensively hydrolyzed casein formula containing the probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG in managing infants with cow's milk allergy in Italy

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    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Julian F Guest,1,2 Monica Panca,1 Olga Ovcinnikova,1 Rita Nocerino3 1CATALYST Health Economics Consultants, Northwood, Middlesex, UK; 2Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine, King's College, London, UK; 3Department of Translational Medical Science, Pediatric Section, University of Naples 'Federico II', Naples, Italy Objective: To estimate the cost-effectiveness of using an extensively hydrolyzed casein formula (eHCF containing the probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG, (eHCF + LGG; Nutramigen LGG as first-line management for cow's milk allergy (CMA compared with eHCF alone, soy-based formulae (SBF, hydrolyzed rice formulae (HRF, and amino acid formulae (AAF in Italy, from the perspective of the Italian National Health Service (INHS and parents. Methods: Decision modeling was used to estimate the probability of infants developing tolerance to cow's milk by 18 months, based on an observational study dataset. The model also estimated the cost (at 2012/2013 prices of health care resource use funded by the INHS and formulae paid for by parents over 18 months after starting a formula, as well as the relative cost-effectiveness of each of the formulae. Results: The probability of developing tolerance to cow's milk by 18 months was higher among infants with either IgE-mediated or non-IgE-mediated allergy who were fed eHCF + LGG compared to those fed one of the other formulae. The total health care cost of initially feeding infants with eHCF + LGG was less than that of feeding infants with one of the other formulae. Hence, eHCF + LGG affords the greatest value for money to both the INHS and parents of infants with either IgE-mediated or non-IgE-mediated CMA. Conclusion: Using eHCF + LGG instead of eHCF, SBF, HRF, or an AAF for first-line management of newly diagnosed infants with CMA in Italy affords a cost-effective use of publicly funded resources, and is cost-effective from the parents' perspective, since it improves outcome for less cost. A randomized

  7. In Silico Modeling of Gastrointestinal Drug Absorption: Predictive Performance of Three Physiologically Based Absorption Models.

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    Sjögren, Erik; Thörn, Helena; Tannergren, Christer

    2016-06-01

    Gastrointestinal (GI) drug absorption is a complex process determined by formulation, physicochemical and biopharmaceutical factors, and GI physiology. Physiologically based in silico absorption models have emerged as a widely used and promising supplement to traditional in vitro assays and preclinical in vivo studies. However, there remains a lack of comparative studies between different models. The aim of this study was to explore the strengths and limitations of the in silico absorption models Simcyp 13.1, GastroPlus 8.0, and GI-Sim 4.1, with respect to their performance in predicting human intestinal drug absorption. This was achieved by adopting an a priori modeling approach and using well-defined input data for 12 drugs associated with incomplete GI absorption and related challenges in predicting the extent of absorption. This approach better mimics the real situation during formulation development where predictive in silico models would be beneficial. Plasma concentration-time profiles for 44 oral drug administrations were calculated by convolution of model-predicted absorption-time profiles and reported pharmacokinetic parameters. Model performance was evaluated by comparing the predicted plasma concentration-time profiles, Cmax, tmax, and exposure (AUC) with observations from clinical studies. The overall prediction accuracies for AUC, given as the absolute average fold error (AAFE) values, were 2.2, 1.6, and 1.3 for Simcyp, GastroPlus, and GI-Sim, respectively. The corresponding AAFE values for Cmax were 2.2, 1.6, and 1.3, respectively, and those for tmax were 1.7, 1.5, and 1.4, respectively. Simcyp was associated with underprediction of AUC and Cmax; the accuracy decreased with decreasing predicted fabs. A tendency for underprediction was also observed for GastroPlus, but there was no correlation with predicted fabs. There were no obvious trends for over- or underprediction for GI-Sim. The models performed similarly in capturing dependencies on dose and

  8. Study on virulence genotypes and bio-film formation of Entero-aggregative Escherichia coli%聚集性大肠埃希菌生物膜形成及毒力基因型研究

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    赵雪涛; 沈小婷

    2012-01-01

    Objective:To study the association of Enteroaggregative Escherichia coli (EAggEC) virulence genes and bio -film formation. Methods; Biofilm formation test was used to screen Eagg EC and PCR was used to detect Agg R, AAT (CVD432) , agga (Aggregative fimbria I) , aafa (AAF/II) , agg3a ( AAF/Ⅲ) , pilS (Type IV pi-lus), pet ( Plasmid - encoded toxin) , east A ( EAggEC heat - stable toxin) genes and the relation between bio -film formation and virulence genes was analyzed. Results: Bio - film formation test can be used for screening of Eagg EC, which can be classified by virulence genotyping. Conclusion; Biofilm formation test is useful to screen En-teroaggregative Escherichia coli ( EAggEC) , and it has correlation with every virulence gene to varying degrees.%目的:通过肠道门诊标本检出的聚集性大肠埃希菌,研究其相关致病因子的毒力基因.方法:使用生物膜形成试验筛检聚集性大肠埃希菌,获得菌株后,进行转译激活因子基因,CVD432质粒基因,聚集性大肠埃希菌Ⅰ型鞭毛基因、Ⅱ型鞭毛基因、Ⅲ型鞭毛基因、Ⅳ菌毛基因,质粒编码毒素基因,聚集性大肠埃希菌耐热性肠毒素基因等各种基因检测,研究不同基因的分布和生物膜实验的相关性.结果:可以通过生物膜形成试验筛检聚集性大肠埃希菌,并根据毒力基因分型.结论:生物膜形成实验作为利用生物学特性筛检聚集性大肠埃希菌有一定的应用价值,聚集性大肠埃希菌的生物膜的形成与其各类毒力基因有不同程度的相关性.

  9. Lability of the pAA Virulence Plasmid in Escherichia coli O104:H4: Implications for Virulence in Humans.

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    Wenlan Zhang

    Full Text Available Escherichia coli O104:H4 that caused the large German outbreak in 2011 is a highly virulent hybrid of enterohemorrhagic (EHEC and enteroaggregative (EAEC E. coli. The strain displays "stacked-brick" aggregative adherence to human intestinal epithelial cells mediated by aggregative adherence fimbriae I (AAF/I encoded on the pAA plasmid. The AAF/I-mediated augmented intestinal adherence might facilitate systemic absorption of Shiga toxin, the major virulence factor of EHEC, presumably enhancing virulence of the outbreak strain. However, the stability of pAA in the outbreak strain is unknown. We therefore tested outbreak isolates for pAA, monitored pAA loss during infection, and determined the impact of pAA loss on adherence and clinical outcome of infection.E. coli O104:H4 outbreak isolates from 170 patients (128 with hemolytic uremic syndrome [HUS] and 42 with diarrhea without HUS were tested for pAA using polymerase chain reaction and plasmid profiling. pAA-harboring bacteria in stool samples were quantified using colony blot hybridization, and adherence to HCT-8 cells was determined. Isolates from 12 (7.1% patients lacked pAA. Analyses of sequential stool samples demonstrated that the percentages of pAA-positive populations in the initial stools were significantly higher than those in the follow-up stools collected two to eight days later in disease (P≤0.01. This indicates a rapid loss of pAA during infections of humans. The pAA loss was associated with loss of the aggregative adherence phenotype and significantly reduced correlation with HUS (P  = 0.001.The pAA plasmid can be lost by E. coli O104:H4 outbreak strain in the human gut in the course of disease. pAA loss might attenuate virulence and diminish the ability to cause HUS. The pAA instability has clinical, diagnostic, epidemiologic, and evolutionary implications.

  10. Response to the society of toxicology task force re-examination of the ED01 study.

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    Kodell, R L; Gaylor, D W; Greenman, D L; Littlefield, N A; Farmer, J H

    1983-01-01

    This communication has re-examined and justified certain of the NCTR's analyses and recommendations from the ED01 Study, which were either misunderstood or misinterpreted by the SOT Task Force. In addition, we have shown that some of the Task Force's own analyses and interpretations are subject to review on scientific grounds. The Task Force's rejection of the linear extrapolation method recommended by the NCTR was stated because of a suspected force-fitting of a linear model to data, an approach that is not part of the NCTR procedure. In suspecting a protective effect of 2-AAF against bladder tumors, the Task Force used an inappropriate model that overpredicted the background bladder tumor rate in control mice. Contrary to the Task Force's belief, a failure to account adequately for time to tumor response was more characteristic of analyses performed by the Task Force rather than those performed by the NCTR. The Task Force's questioning of the multistage model for risk assessment was based on its use of inappropriate, crude tumor data rather than upon NCTR's use of the multistage model with time-adjusted tumor data. The Hartley-Sielken model did not fit the ED01 tumor data as well as the Task Force had presumed. In a risk extrapolation comparison by the Task Force, a coarse time partition of the ED01 data that had been questioned by the Task Force actually produced more stable results than a finer partition proposed by the Task Force. Another problem in the Task Force report concerns the change of protocol. Instead of resulting in a loss of strength as anticipated by the Task Force, the change of protocol during the ED01 Study resulted in an increase in information as alluded to by the Task Force. If the Task Force's proposal for restricting the length of feeding studies had been followed in the ED01 Study, most of the dose related tumor information would not have been obtained. Also, the Task Force's belief that low doses of 2-AAF had some effect on the

  11. 基于三维气动导纳的大跨桥梁抖振分析%Analysis on Buffeting of Long-span Bridge Based on 3D Aerodynamic Admittance Function

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    马存明; 廖海黎; 李明水; 陈勉

    2011-01-01

    The buffeting forces of a streamline bridge deck used in a long-span suspension bridge was measured in wind tunnel by synchronies manometer system in different wind fields, and the empirical formula for 3D aerodynamic admittance function (3D AAF) and the coherency function of buffeting forces along the span direction applied to streamline bridge decks. Based on 3D AAF, the buffeting analysis method in frequency domain for long-span bridges was developed to revise the fatal flaw used in traditional buffeting analysis. The analysis result proves that ( 1 ) coherences of buffeting forces are larger than coherences of incident wind velocity in vertical direction; (2) the aerodynamic admittance of a bridge deck is affected by the turbulence length scale remarkably. The buffeting response of long-span bridges obtained from the aerodynamic model is consistent with the wind tunnel test result.%以某大跨悬索桥流线形箱桥梁断面为研究对象,通过风洞试验,用测压法对流线形箱梁断面在不同紊流场中的气动力进行了测量,得出适合流线形箱梁断面的三维气动导纳公式和抖振力沿跨向的相干函数,建立了基于三维气动导纳的大跨桥梁抖振分析方法,改善了传统上计算抖振在气动导纳和相干函数上的明显缺陷.研究结果表明,流线箱型断面抖振力的跨向相关高于风速相关;气动导纳数值显著依赖于紊流积分尺度.利用三维气动导纳计算出的抖振力与气动弹性模型风洞试验吻合良好.

  12. Establishment and evaluation of a model of short-term carcinogenesis for C57BL/6 mice%小鼠原发性肝癌短期诱导模型的建立和评价

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    刘勇; 赛岩; 刘冬梅; 刘杨; 文川; 范礼斌; 崔春萍

    2011-01-01

    Objective To establish a primary hepatoma model of mice in one month. Methods Physical injury and toxicity were induced in the liver of C57BL/6 mice through DEN intraperitoneal injection, liver regeneration was provoked with 30% partial hepatectomy (PH) ,2AAF was used to inhibit cell division of hepatic parenchymal cells to make sure that DEN toxicity would directly affect the liver oval cells to induce the mutation of the liver oval cells. Results 8(8/12) mice survived in the experimental group. The survival of each group accessed by RIA, IHC and WB indicated that almost each parameter or index was obviously changed. Conclusion According to the parameters appraised,the model of short-term carcinogenesis for C57BL/6 has been established successfully.%目的 用一个月的时间建立小鼠原发性肝癌模型.方法 用二乙基亚硝胺(DEN)通过腹腔注射的方式对C57BL/6小鼠进行肝脏物理损伤和毒性诱导,再经过30%部分肝切除(PH)刺激肝再生,同时辅以二乙酰基芴(2-AAF)抑制肝实质细胞分裂,使DEN的毒性诱导作用直接作用于肝脏卵圆细胞(OVC),诱导突变.结果 模型组存活8只(8/12),将存活的各组小鼠通过放射免疫分析(RIA)、免疫组化(IHC)和免疫印迹(WB)方法鉴定短期诱导小鼠原发性肝癌建模是否成功,结果发现原发性肝癌的绝大多数指标明显改变.结论 鉴定结果表明采用化学损伤结合部分肝切除方法,经过一个月时间成功诱导并建立了C57BL/6小鼠的原发性肝癌模型.

  13. Joint sub-carrier pairing and resource allocation for cognitive networks with adaptive relaying

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    Soury, H.

    2013-11-09

    Relayed transmission in a cognitive radio (CR) environment could be used to increase the coverage and capacity of communication system that benefits already from the efficient management of the spectrum developed by CR. Furthermore, there are many types of cooperative communications, including decode-and-forward (DAF) and amplify-and-forward (AAF). In this paper, these techniques are combined in an adaptive mode to benefit from its forwarding advantages; this mode is called adaptive relaying protocol (ARP). Moreover, this work focuses on the joint power allocation in a cognitive radio system in a cooperative mode that operates ARP in multi-carrier mode. The multi-carrier scenario is used in an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) mode, and the problem is formulated to maximize the end-to-end rate by searching the best power allocation at the transmitters. This work includes, besides the ARP model, a sub-carrier pairing strategy that allows the relays to switch to the best sub-carrier pairs to increase the throughput. The optimization problem is formulated and solved under the interference and power budget constraints using the sub-gradient algorithm. The simulation results confirm the efficiency of the proposed adaptive relaying protocol in comparison to other relaying techniques. The results show also the consequence of the choice of the pairing strategy. 2013 Stolojescu-Crisan and Isar; licensee Springer.

  14. Differential Modification of Cortical and Thalamic Projections to Cat Primary Auditory Cortex Following Early- and Late-Onset Deafness.

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    Chabot, Nicole; Butler, Blake E; Lomber, Stephen G

    2015-10-15

    Following sensory deprivation, primary somatosensory and visual cortices undergo crossmodal plasticity, which subserves the remaining modalities. However, controversy remains regarding the neuroplastic potential of primary auditory cortex (A1). To examine this, we identified cortical and thalamic projections to A1 in hearing cats and those with early- and late-onset deafness. Following early deafness, inputs from second auditory cortex (A2) are amplified, whereas the number originating in the dorsal zone (DZ) decreases. In addition, inputs from the dorsal medial geniculate nucleus (dMGN) increase, whereas those from the ventral division (vMGN) are reduced. In late-deaf cats, projections from the anterior auditory field (AAF) are amplified, whereas those from the DZ decrease. Additionally, in a subset of early- and late-deaf cats, area 17 and the lateral posterior nucleus (LP) of the visual thalamus project concurrently to A1. These results demonstrate that patterns of projections to A1 are modified following deafness, with statistically significant changes occurring within the auditory thalamus and some cortical areas. Moreover, we provide anatomical evidence for small-scale crossmodal changes in projections to A1 that differ between early- and late-onset deaf animals, suggesting that potential crossmodal activation of primary auditory cortex differs depending on the age of deafness onset.

  15. Investigating the spectral characteristic and humification degree of dissolved organic matter in saline-alkali soil using spectroscopic techniques

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    Li, Qiang; Guo, Xujing; Chen, Lu; Li, Yunzhen; Yuan, Donghai; Dai, Benlin; Wang, Sisi

    2016-05-01

    Soil samples were collected from the areas surrounding Wuliangsuhai Lake in China. Dissolved organic matter (DOM) was extracted from the samples and characterized by fluorescence and UV-Vis spectra. Spectral properties and humification degree of DOM were studied. The results indicated that both humic- and protein-like fluorophores were present in the DOM spectra, and the former was the dominant component. The analysis of humification (HIX) and r (A, C) indices revealed that the maximum humification degree in three agricultural soils (AAF, ASC, and ASW) was presented in the second soil layer (20‒40 cm). However, the humification degree of the two Halophytes soils (SSE and GKF) decreased with increasing depth. One index, I344/270, showed that humification degree increased gradually with an increasing proportion of humic-like acid. There was a significant positive correlation between humification degree (HIX) and aromaticity (SUVA254), indicating that a higher aromaticity corresponded to a higher humification degree. Land use was an important factor responsible for the major difference of cation exchange capacity (CEC) in different soils, which led to a higher CEC value in the second soil layer for the three agricultural soils. CEC values and humification degree had the same trend for all five soils. The correlation analysis showed that there was a significant positive correlation between HIX and CEC, and a negative correlation between the r (A, C) index and CEC, indicating that humification degree increases gradually with increasing CEC values.

  16. Expression characteristics and specific antibody reactivity of diverse cathepsin F members of Paragonimus westermani.

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    Ahn, Chun-Seob; Na, Byoung-Kuk; Chung, Dong-Ll; Kim, Jeong-Geun; Kim, Jin-Taek; Kong, Yoon

    2015-02-01

    Paragonimiasis, caused by the lung fluke Paragonimus, is a major food-borne helminthic disease. Differential diagnosis of paragonimiasis from tuberculosis and other infectious granulomas in the lung is a prerequisite to proper management of patients. Cysteine proteases of Paragonimus westermani (PwCPs) invoke specific antibody responses against patient sera, while antibody capturing activity of different PwCPs has not been comparatively analyzed. In this study, we observed the expressional regulation of 11 species of different PwCPs (PwCP1-11). We expressed recombinant PwCPs and assessed diagnostic reliability employing sera from patients with P. westermani (n=138), other trematodiases (n=80), cestodiases (n=60) and pulmonary tuberculosis (n=20), and those of normal controls (n=20). PwCPs formed a monophyletic clade into cathepsin F and showed differential expression patterns along with developmental stages of worm. Bacterially expressed recombinant PwCPs (rPwCPs) exhibited variable sensitivity of 38.4-84.5% and specificity of 87.2-100% in diagnosing homologous infection. rPwCPs recognized specific antibodies of experimental cat sera as early as 3 or 6weeks after infection. Patient sera of fascioliasis, Schistosomiasis japonicum and clonorchiasis demonstrated weak cross-reactions. Our results demonstrate that diverse PwCPs of the cathepsin F family participate in inducing specific antibody responses. Most P. westermani cathepsin F, except for PwCP2 (AAF21461), which showed negligible antibody responses, might be applicable for paragonimiasis serodiagnosis.

  17. Development of a Medium-term Animal Model Using gpt Delta Rats to Evaluate Chemical Carcinogenicity and Genotoxicity

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    Matsushita, Kohei; Kijima, Aki; Ishii, Yuji; Takasu, Shinji; Jin, Meilan; Kuroda, Ken; Kawaguchi, Hiroaki; Miyoshi, Noriaki; Nohmi, Takehiko; Ogawa, Kumiko; Umemura, Takashi

    2013-01-01

    In this study, the potential for development of an animal model (GPG46) capable of rapidly detecting chemical carcinogenicity and the underlying mechanisms of action were examined in gpt delta rats using a reporter gene assay to detect mutations and a medium-term rat liver bioassay to detect tumor promotion. The tentative protocol for the GPG46 model was developed based on the results of dose-response exposure to diethylnitrosamine (DEN) and treatment with phenobarbital over time following DEN administration. Briefly, gpt delta rats were exposed to various chemicals for 4 weeks, followed by a partial hepatectomy (PH) to collect samples for an in vivo mutation assay. The mutant frequencies (MFs) of the reporter genes were examined as an indication of tumor initiation. A single intraperitoneal (ip) injection of 10 mg/kg DEN was administered to rats 18 h after the PH to initiate hepatocytes. Tumor-promoting activity was evaluated based on the development of glutathione S-transferase placental form (GST-P)-positive foci at week 10. The genotoxic carcinogens 2-acetylaminofluorene (2-AAF), 2-amino-3-methylimidazo [4,5-f] quinolone (IQ) and safrole (SF), the non-genotoxic carcinogens piperonyl butoxide (PBO) and phenytoin (PHE), the non-carcinogen acetaminophen (APAP) and the genotoxic non-hepatocarcinogen aristolochic acid (AA) were tested to validate the GPG46 model. The validation results indicate that the GPG46 model could be a powerful tool in understanding chemical carcinogenesis and provide valuable information regarding human risk hazards. PMID:23723564

  18. Joint Subcarrier Pairing and Resource Allocation for Cognitive Network and Adaptive Relaying Strategy

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    Soury, Hamza

    2012-05-01

    Recent measurements show that the spectrum is under-utilized by licensed users in wireless communication. Cognitive radio (CR) has been proposed as a suitable solution to manage the inefficient usage of the spectrum and increase coverage area of wireless networks. The concept is based on allowing a group of secondary users (SUs) to share the unused radio spectrum originally owned by the primary user (PUs). The operation of CR should not cause harmful interference to the PUs. In the other hand, relayed transmission increases the coverage and achievable capacity of communication systems and in particular in CR systems. In fact there are many types of cooperative communications, however the two main ones are decode-and-forward (DAF) and amplify-and-forward (AAF). Adaptive relaying scheme is a relaying technique by which the benefits of the amplifying or decode and forward techniques can be achieved by switching the forwarding technique according to the quality of the signal. In this dissertation, we investigate the power allocation for an adaptive relaying protocol (ARP) scheme in cognitive system by maximizing the end-to-end rate and searching the best carriers pairing distribution. The optimization problem is under the interference and power budget constraints. The simulation results confirm the efficiency of the proposed adaptive relaying protocol in comparison to other relaying techniques, and the consequence of the choice of the pairing strategy.

  19. Dracocephalum: Novel Anticancer Plant Acting on Liver Cancer Cell Mitochondria

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    Mojtaba Talari

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Dracocephalum kotschyi Boiss. (Labiatae is a native Iranian medicinal plant which has been used in combination with Peganum harmala L. as a remedy for many forms of human cancer especially leukemia and gastrointestinal malignancies. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC is the third leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide. In this investigation HCC was induced by a single intraperitoneal injection of diethylnitrosamine (DEN in corn oil at 200 mg/kg body weight to rats. Two weeks after DEN administration, cancer development was promoted with dietary 2-acetylaminofluorene (2-AAF (0.02%, w/w for 2 weeks. Serum alpha-fetoprotein (AFP concentration, serum alanine transaminase (ALT, aspartate transaminase (AST, and alkaline phosphatase (ALP activities were also determined for confirmation of hepatocellular carcinoma induction. Then rat hepatocytes were isolated with collagen perfusion technique and tumoral hepatocytes were sorted by flow cytometry. Finally isolated mitochondria obtained from both tumoral and nontumoral hepatocytes were used for any probable toxic effect of Dracocephalum kotschyi ethanolic extract. Our results showed that D. kotschyi extract (250 µg/mL induced reactive oxygen species (ROS formation, mitochondrial membrane permeabilization (MMP, and mitochondrial swelling and cytochrome c release only in tumoral but not nontumoral hepatocyte. These findings propose Dracocephalum kotschyi as a promising candidate for future anticancer research.

  20. Inhibition of liver carcinogenesis in Wistar rats by consumption of an aqueous extract from leaves of Ardisia compressa.

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    González de Mejía, E; Ramírez-Mares, M V; Arce-Popoca, E; Wallig, M; Villa-Treviño, S

    2004-03-01

    This study evaluates the chemopreventive effect of an aqueous extract of dried leaves of Ardisia compressa against liver cancer. A rat liver assay that mimics progressive forms of human disease was used as a carcinogenesis model. Forty-five male Wistar rats (180-200 g body weight) were injected intraperitoneally on day 1 with a single dose (100 mg/kg) of diethylnitrosamine (DEN), and also received via gavage 20 mg/kg acetylaminofluorene (2-AAF), on days 7, 8 and 9. The rats were randomly divided into four groups (n=15). Control groups (Group 1 and Group 2) had free access to water. Group 3 received 0.5% (w/v) of A. compressa tea for 10 days before treatment and during the study as the sole source of fluid until the rats were killed. A fourth group of 15 rats received no carcinogen or promoter but did receive 0.5%, (w/v) of A. compressa tea. All animals had 70% partial hepatectomy at day 10. The incidences of hepatocellular foci, nodules and carcinoma were significantly smaller in Group 3 than in Group 2 (P<0.01). A. compressa tea consumption alone (Group 4) did not induce the development of foci, nodules or carcinomas (P<0.01). The striking observation of this study was that consumption of A. compressa tea resulted in complete inhibition of the chemically-induced hepatocarcinogenesis in Wistar rats. PMID:14871594

  1. Detection and Cloning of a Gene Involved in Zwitermicin A Synthesis from Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria of Bacillus sp CR64

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    Aris Tri Wahyudi

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Utilization of soil bacteria as biocontrol agent is becoming popular due to its valuable and effective mechanisms to suppress plant pathogenic microbes. We have previously isolated Bacillus sp, designated as Bacillus sp CR64, which exhibited effective plant growth promoting and antifungal activities. In this study, CR64 was examined in inhibiting the growth of Rhizoctonia solani, the causing agent of root rot disease. Partial sequence analysis of 16S rRNA gene revealed that this isolate similar with Bacillus cereus (94%. Furthermore, a gene designated zmaR was detected by means of specific amplification of DNA fragment approximately 950 bp. This fragment was then cloned onto pCRII-TOPO (3.9 kb and sequenced using DNA sequencer ABI PRISM 310. Sequence analysis revealed that it had highest homology with the ZmaR protein (89% identity; 90% similarity of B. thuringiensis serovar kurstaki (AAF82729.2. Alignment analysis with other ZmaR sequences from other antibiotic-producing Bacilli exhibited an almost fully conserved region within ZmaR sequences.Key words : PGPR, Bacillus sp CR64, Zwitermicin A, Cloning, Antifungal.

  2. Hepatic non-parenchymal cells and extracellular matrix participate in oval cell-mediated liver regeneration

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    Wei Zhang; Xiao-Ping Chen; Wan-Guang Zhang; Feng Zhang; Shuai Xiang; Han-Hua Dong; Lei Zhang

    2009-01-01

    AIM: To elucidate the interaction between nonparenchymal cells, extracellular matrix and oval cells during the restituting process of liver injury induced by partial hepatectomy (PH). METHODS: We examined the localization of oval cells, non-parenchymal cells, and the extracellular matrix components using immunohistochemical and double immunofluorescent analysis during the proliferation and differentiation of oval cells in N-2-acetylaminofluorene (2-AAF)/PH rat model. RESULTS: By day 2 after PH, small oval cells began to proliferate around the portal area. Most of stellate cells and laminin were present along the hepatic sinusoids in the periportal area. Kupffer cells and fibronectin markedly increased in the whole hepatic lobule. From day 4 to 9, oval cells spread further into hepatic parenchyma, closely associated with stellate cells, fibronectin and laminin. Kupffer cells admixed with oval cells by day 6 and then decreased in the periportal zone. From day 12 to 15, most of hepatic stellate cells (HSCs), laminin and fibronectin located around the small hepatocyte nodus, and minority of them appeared in the nodus. Kupffer cells were mainly limited in the pericentral sinusoids. After day 18, the normal liver lobule structures began to recover.CONCLUSION: Local hepatic microenvironment may participate in the oval cell-mediated liver regeneration through the cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions.

  3. Evaluation of hydro-alcoholic extract of Eclipta alba for its multidrug resistance reversal potential: an in vitro study.

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    Chaudhary, Harshita; Jena, Prasant Kumar; Seshadri, Sriram

    2013-01-01

    The development of multidrug resistance (MDR) causes problems in the chemotherapy of human cancer. The present study was designed to evaluate and establish the role of Eclipta alba as MDR reversal agent using multidrug resistant hepatocellular carcinoma cell line (DR-HepG2). To develop DR-HepG2, hepatocellular carcinoma cell line (HepG2) was transfected with 2-Acetylaminofluorene (AAF) and Aflatoxin B1 (AFB). Cytotoxic effects of the Eclipta alba hydroalcoholic extract (EAE) and standard anti-ancer drug Doxorubicin (DOX) were determined in DR-HepG2 and the parental cells HepG2 using MTT assay. The expression level of MDR1 gene and P-glycoprotein (P-gp) level was analyzed by RT-PCR and western blotting. From the present investigation, it was found that EAE (10 and 20 μg/ml) could significantly inhibit cell proliferation in DR-HepG2 whereas DOX (0.5 μg/ml) could not because of enhancement effect of MDR1/P-gp. This study demonstrated for the first time the antiproliferative activities of EAE in multidrug resistant DR-HepG2 cells. The findings revealed that Eclipta alba components are effective inhibitors of MDR1/P-gp. PMID:23859045

  4. Integration of XRootD into the cloud infrastructure for ALICE data analysis

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    Kompaniets, Mikhail; Shadura, Oksana; Svirin, Pavlo; Yurchenko, Volodymyr; Zarochentsev, Andrey

    2015-12-01

    Cloud technologies allow easy load balancing between different tasks and projects. From the viewpoint of the data analysis in the ALICE experiment, cloud allows to deploy software using Cern Virtual Machine (CernVM) and CernVM File System (CVMFS), to run different (including outdated) versions of software for long term data preservation and to dynamically allocate resources for different computing activities, e.g. grid site, ALICE Analysis Facility (AAF) and possible usage for local projects or other LHC experiments. We present a cloud solution for Tier-3 sites based on OpenStack and Ceph distributed storage with an integrated XRootD based storage element (SE). One of the key features of the solution is based on idea that Ceph has been used as a backend for Cinder Block Storage service for OpenStack, and in the same time as a storage backend for XRootD, with redundancy and availability of data preserved by Ceph settings. For faster and easier OpenStack deployment was applied the Packstack solution, which is based on the Puppet configuration management system. Ceph installation and configuration operations are structured and converted to Puppet manifests describing node configurations and integrated into Packstack. This solution can be easily deployed, maintained and used even in small groups with limited computing resources and small organizations, which usually have lack of IT support. The proposed infrastructure has been tested on two different clouds (SPbSU & BITP) and integrates successfully with the ALICE data analysis model.

  5. Biomass Burning Observation Project (BBOP) Final Campaign Report

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    Kleinman, LI [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Sedlacek, A. J. [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)

    2016-01-01

    The Biomass Burning Observation Project (BBOP) was conducted to obtain a better understanding of how aerosols generated from biomass fires affect the atmosphere and climate. It is estimated that 40% of carbonaceous aerosol produced originates from biomass burning—enough to affect regional and global climate. Several biomass-burning studies have focused on tropical climates; however, few campaigns have been conducted within the United States, where millions of acres are burned each year, trending to higher values and greater climate impacts because of droughts in the West. Using the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Aerial Facility (AAF), the BBOP deployed the Gulfstream-1 (G-1) aircraft over smoke plumes from active wildfire and agricultural burns to help identify the impact of these events and how impacts evolve with time. BBOP was one of very few studies that targeted the near-field time evolution of aerosols and aimed to obtain a process-level understanding of the large changes that occur within a few hours of atmospheric processing.

  6. Interaction of enteroaggregative Escherichia coli with salad leaves.

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    Berger, Cedric N; Shaw, Robert K; Ruiz-Perez, Fernando; Nataro, James P; Henderson, Ian R; Pallen, Mark J; Frankel, Gad

    2009-08-01

    Enteroaggregative Escherichia coli (EAEC) are important human pathogens. However, their environmental reservoir is unknown. As fresh salad leaves are increasingly recognized as an important environmental vector for human pathogens, we investigated leaf attachment capability of EAEC strains. We found that binding of clinical EAEC isolates to leaves from Eruca vesicaria (commonly known as rocket or arugula) can be divided into high, moderate and low adherent phenotypes. Using the prototype EAEC strain 042 to investigate the underlining mechanisms involved in leaf attachment, we found small attached bacterial aggregates over the entire leaf surface and dense bacterial attachment to the guard cell of the stomata. An aaf 042 mutant lost the ability to bind the epidermis while retaining stomatal adherence. In contrast, a fliC 042 mutant retained the ability to bind the epidermis but lost stomatal tropism. These results show that multiple adherence factors are involved in the interaction of EAEC with leaves, that EAEC uses similar colonization factors to bind mucosal and leaf surfaces and that fresh produce might be an important reservoir of EAEC strains.

  7. Oenanthe javanica extract increases immunoreactivities of antioxidant enzymes in the rat kidney

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    Hyun-Jin Tae; Joon Ha Park; Jeong-Hwi Cho; In Hye Kim; Ji Hyeon Ahn; Jae Chul Lee; Jong-Dai Kim

    2014-01-01

    Background Oenanthe javanica is an aquatic perennial herb originated from East Asia.Nowadays,the effects of Oenanthe javanica have been proven in various disease models.Studies regarding the antioxidant effect of Oenanthe javanica in the kidney are still unclear.Methods This study was therefore performed to investigate the effect of the Oenanthe javanica extract (OJE) in the rat kidney using immunohistochemistry for antioxidant enzymes,copper,zinc-superoxide dismutase (SOD1),manganese superoxide dismutase (SOD2),catalase (CAT) and glutathione peroxidase (GPx).Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly assigned to three groups:(1) normal diet fed-group (normal-group),(2) diet containing ascorbic acid (AA)-fed group (AA-group) as a positive control,(3) diet containing OJE-fed group (OJE-group).AA and OJE were supplied during 28 days.Results The side-effects were not observed in all the groups.Immunoreactivities of SOD1,SOD2,CAT and GPx were easily detected in the distal tubules of the kidney,and their immunoreactivities in the AA-and OJE-groups were increased to about 1.4-1.5 times and 2 times,respectively,compared with those in the normal-group.Conclusion OJE significantly increased expressions of SOD1 & 2,CAT and GPx immunoreactivities in the distal tubules of the rat kidney,and this finding suggests that significant enhancements of endogenous enzymatic antioxidants by OJE treatment may be a legitimate strategy for decreasing oxidative stresses in the kidney.

  8. Relationships of Entrainment Rate with Dynamical and Thermodynamic Properties in Shallow Convection

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    Lu, C.; Liu, Y.; Zhang, G. J.; Wu, X.; Endo, S.; Cao, L.; Li, Y.; Guo, X.

    2015-12-01

    This work examines the relationships of entrainment rate to vertical velocity, buoyancy, turbulent dissipation rate by applying stepwise principal component regression to observational data from shallow cumulus clouds collected during the Routine AAF [Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Aerial Facility] Clouds with Low Optical Water Depths (CLOWD) Optical Radiative Observations (RACORO) field campaign over the ARM Southern Great Plains (SGP) site near Lamont, Oklahoma. The cumulus clouds during the RACORO campaign simulated using a large eddy simulation (LES) model are also examined with the same approach. The analysis shows that combination of multiple variables can better represent entrainment rate in both the observations and LES than the single-variable fitting equations and the three commonly used parameterizations. A new parameterization is thus presented that relates entrainment rate to vertical velocity, buoyancy and dissipation rate; the effects of treating clouds as ensembles and humid shells surrounding cumulus clouds on the new parameterization are discussed. Physical mechanisms underlying the relationships of entrainment rate to vertical velocity, buoyancy and dissipation rate are also explored. Furthermore, the effects of relative humidity in the entrained dry air on the above relationships are discussed; a possible physical mechanism for the effects is explored.

  9. Research and application of the visualization system for the initial allocation of water rights%初始水权分配可视化系统研究与应用

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    黄俊铭; 解建仓; 阮宏勋; 张建龙; 王伟

    2009-01-01

    To use the MVC design pattern, AAF framework technology, knowledge map and components reuse techniques,researched the visualization system for the distribution of water rights. Taken the economic development and water resources in Wudinghe River Basin as the research object, combined with information technology, from the initial allocation of water rights needs, the paper formulated the visualization application system for the initial allocation of water rights. The results shown that the system can be quickly carried out the initial water right allocation and dynamical adjustment and provide a convenient, fast distribution system of water rights for the management department.%采用MVC设计模式、AAF框架技术、知识图以及组件复用技术研究水权分配的可视化应用系统.以无定河流域的经济发展和水资源概况为研究对象,结合信息化技术,从初始水权分配需求出发,制订流域初始水权分配的可视化应用系统.结果表明该系统的建立能够快速地对初始水权进行分配和动态调整,可为管理部门提供一种方便、快捷的水权分配系统.

  10. ARM-ACME V: ARM Airborne Carbon Measurements V on the North Slope of Alaska Field Campaign Report

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    Biraud, Sebastien C [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)

    2016-05-01

    Atmospheric temperatures are warming faster in the Arctic than predicted by climate models. The impact of this warming on permafrost degradation is not well understood, but it is projected to increase carbon decomposition and greenhouse gas production (CO2 and/or CH4) by arctic ecosystems. Airborne observations of atmospheric trace gases, aerosols and cloud properties in North Slopes of Alaska (NSA) are improving our understanding of global climate, with the goal of reducing the uncertainty in global and regional climate simulations and projections. From June 1 through September 15, 2015, AAF deployed the G1 research aircraft and flew over the North Slope of Alaska (38 flights, 140 science flight hours), with occasional vertical profiling over Prudhoe Bay, Oliktok point, Barrow, Atqasuk, Ivotuk, and Toolik Lake. The aircraft payload included Picarro and Los Gatos Research (LGR) analyzers for continuous measurements of CO2, CH4, H2O, and CO and N2O mixing ratios, and a 12-flask sampler for analysis of carbon cycle gases (CO2, CO, CH4, N2O, 13CO2, and trace hydrocarbon species). The aircraft payload also include measurements of aerosol properties (number size distribution, total number concentration, absorption, and scattering), cloud properties (droplet and ice size information), atmospheric thermodynamic state, and solar/infrared radiation.

  11. Survey of Forensic Document Examination Habit Areas: Degree of Use and Discriminatory Power

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    G Sperry; PA Manzolillo; RC Hanlan; RJ Muehlberger

    1999-09-07

    Beginning in 1998, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNL), US Postal Inspection Service Forensic Laboratory (USPIS), and the Data Fusion Laboratory, Drexel University (DFL) have been collaborating on a large scale research project ''Handwriting Individuality--Moving From Art to Science''. In April 1998 a survey was distributed to the community of forensic document examiners (FDEs) requesting input on the habit areas used and their utility in distinguishing handwriting. The information obtained from this survey was intended to provide the data necessary to select the criteria and begin the evaluation of the handwriting samples currently in the project. Preliminary results of the survey were made available to the community at the American Society of Questioned Document Examiners (ASQDE) meeting in August 1998 and the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) meeting in February 1999. This report provides final documentation of the survey and its results. This survey has two objectives: (1) to compile a list of handwriting features and characteristics used by professional forensic document examiners in the examination and comparison of handwriting and (2) to gather information about the significance of these features and characteristics. These objectives are met by having the FDEs provide an indication of their experience in the frequency of habit area evaluation and the utility of the habit area for discrimination.

  12. 端粒酶在大鼠肝卵圆细胞中表达的意义%Expression and its significance of telomerase in rat hepatic oval cells

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    张伟; 陈孝平; 项帅; 张峰; 董汉华; 张磊; 陈琳; 张万广

    2009-01-01

    目的 检测大鼠肝卵圆细胞端粒酶活性,探讨端粒酶表达与卵圆细胞增殖分化的关系.方法 采用2-AAF/PH模型诱导大鼠卵圆细胞增殖,改良的胶原酶灌注结合密度梯度离心法分离,用细胞免疫荧光和电镜鉴定卵圆细胞.采用免疫组织化学、RT-PCR、荧光定量PCR等方法检测卵圆细胞端粒酶的表达,组间比较采用t检验分析其意义.结果 采用2-AAF/PH模型成功诱导大鼠卵圆细胞增殖.分离的卵圆细胞核大,卵圆形,胞质少,呈铺路石样生长.电镜发现细胞核质比大,胞质内细胞器少且发育不成熟.细胞免疫荧光结果表达OV-6、AFP、CK-19、albumin、c-kit.端粒酶逆转录酶(TERT)表达在门静脉周围增殖的卵圆细胞核内,随着卵圆细胞逐渐向肝细胞方向分化,TERT阳性细胞数逐渐减少.大鼠正常肝组织TERT mRNA表达水平最高,为LE-6卵圆细胞的2.27倍;分离的卵圆细胞TERT mRNA表达水平为LE.6卵圆细胞的1.26倍;采用2μg和4μg细胞提取物分析细胞的端粒酶活性,随着LE-6卵圆细胞传代次数的增加,由24代传至40代,端粒酶活性由△A=1.05、1.15降低到△A=0.25、0.45(t=17.74,12.38,P<0.05).结论 卵圆细胞具有端粒酶活性,端粒酶可能是卵圆细胞维持其增殖能力和多分化潜能的一个必要条件.%Objcctive To detect the telomerase activity in rat hepatic oval cells, and to explore the relationship between telomerase expression and the proliferation and differentiation of oval cells. Methods The 2-acetamidofluorene/partial bepatectomy (2-AAF/PH) rat model was used to induce the proliferation of oval cells. Oval cells were isolated by modified collagenase perfusion and gradient centrifugation. Electron microscope exami-nation and immunofluorescence were adopted to identify oval cells. Immunohistochemistry, RT-PCR and fluores-cence quantitative PCR were used to detect the expression of telomerase in oval cells. All the data collected were analyzed by

  13. STIL2 in India - Pilot study 2012

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    Sweden and India have a bilateral agreement regarding energy issues and during the spring of 2011 a number of projects were launched by the Swedish Energy Agency. One of them was the implementation of STIL2 in India. The STIL2 in India report prepared by AaF consultant for the Swedish Energy Agency aims to launch a project 'Implementation of STIL2 in India' under BEE-STEM cooperation. BEE stands for the Indian Bureau of Energy Efficiency and STEM stands for the Swedish Energy Agency. The report presents the energy use in a specific building category on national level in India. The STIL2 project as such does not render any quantifiable energy savings, rather a baseline of the energy use with objective and harmonised data output. Reference values constitute a prerequisite for quantifying change over time and full scale STIL2 implementation provides a strong set of reference values. Since the data is presented on national level it allows to show estimated and calculated energy saving potentials for the whole building stock. These results can be used to support energy efficiency, monitor progress and as a base for policy development. This is the first project of several within the BEE-STEM cooperation.

  14. Integration of XRootD into the cloud infrastructure for ALICE data analysis

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    Kompaniets, Mikhail; Svirin, Pavlo; Yurchenko, Volodymyr; Zarochentsev, Andrey

    2015-01-01

    Cloud technologies allow easy load balancing between different tasks and projects. From the viewpoint of the data analysis in the ALICE experiment, cloud allows to deploy software using Cern Virtual Machine (CernVM) and CernVM File System (CVMFS), to run different (including outdated) versions of software for long term data preservation and to dynamically allocate resources for different computing activities, e.g. grid site, ALICE Analysis Facility (AAF) and possible usage for local projects or other LHC experiments.We present a cloud solution for Tier-3 sites based on OpenStack and Ceph distributed storage with an integrated XRootD based storage element (SE). One of the key features of the solution is based on idea that Ceph has been used as a backend for Cinder Block Storage service for OpenStack, and in the same time as a storage backend for XRootD, with redundancy and availability of data preserved by Ceph settings. For faster and easier OpenStack deployment was applied the Packstack solution, which is ba...

  15. Reproductive Incompatibility Involving Senegalese Aedes aegypti (L) Is Associated with Chromosome Rearrangements.

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    Dickson, Laura B; Sharakhova, Maria V; Timoshevskiy, Vladimir A; Fleming, Karen L; Caspary, Alex; Sylla, Massamba; Black, William C

    2016-04-01

    Aedes aegypti, the primary vector of dengue, yellow fever and Zika flaviviruses, consists of at least two subspecies. Aedes aegypti (Aaa) is light in color, has pale scales on the first abdominal tergite, oviposits in artificial containers, and preferentially feeds on humans. Aedes aegypti formosus (Aaf), has a dark cuticle, is restricted to sub-Saharan Africa, has no pale scales on the first abdominal tergite and frequently oviposits in natural containers. Scale patterns correlate with cuticle color in East Africa but not in Senegal, West Africa where black cuticle mosquitoes display a continuum of scaling patterns and breed domestically indoors. An earlier laboratory study did not indicate any pre- or postzygotic barriers to gene flow between Aaa and Aaf in East Africa. However, similar attempts to construct F1 intercross families between Aaa laboratory strains and Senegal Ae. aegypti (SenAae) failed due to poor F1 oviposition and low F2 egg-to-adult survival. Insemination and assortative mating experiments failed to identify prezygotic mating barriers. Backcrosses were performed to test for postzygotic isolation patterns consistent with Haldane's rule modified for species, like Aedes, that have an autosomal sex determining locus (SDL). Egg-pupal survival was predicted to be low in females mated to hybrid F1 males but average when a male mates with a hybrid F1 female. Survival was in fact significantly reduced when females mated to hybrid males but egg-pupal survival was significantly increased when males were mated to hybrid F1 females. These observations are therefore inconclusive with regards to Haldane's rule. Basic cytogenetic analyses and Fluorescent In Situ Hybridization (FISH) experiments were performed to compare SenAae strains with the IB12 strain of Aaa that was used for genome sequencing and physical mapping. Some SenAae strains had longer chromosomes than IB12 and significantly different centromeric indices on chromosomes 1 and 3. DAPI staining was

  16. Reproductive Incompatibility Involving Senegalese Aedes aegypti (L) Is Associated with Chromosome Rearrangements

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    Dickson, Laura B.; Sharakhova, Maria V.; Timoshevskiy, Vladimir A.; Fleming, Karen L.; Caspary, Alex; Sylla, Massamba; Black, William C.

    2016-01-01

    Aedes aegypti, the primary vector of dengue, yellow fever and Zika flaviviruses, consists of at least two subspecies. Aedes aegypti (Aaa) is light in color, has pale scales on the first abdominal tergite, oviposits in artificial containers, and preferentially feeds on humans. Aedes aegypti formosus (Aaf), has a dark cuticle, is restricted to sub-Saharan Africa, has no pale scales on the first abdominal tergite and frequently oviposits in natural containers. Scale patterns correlate with cuticle color in East Africa but not in Senegal, West Africa where black cuticle mosquitoes display a continuum of scaling patterns and breed domestically indoors. An earlier laboratory study did not indicate any pre- or postzygotic barriers to gene flow between Aaa and Aaf in East Africa. However, similar attempts to construct F1 intercross families between Aaa laboratory strains and Senegal Ae. aegypti (SenAae) failed due to poor F1 oviposition and low F2 egg-to-adult survival. Insemination and assortative mating experiments failed to identify prezygotic mating barriers. Backcrosses were performed to test for postzygotic isolation patterns consistent with Haldane’s rule modified for species, like Aedes, that have an autosomal sex determining locus (SDL). Egg-pupal survival was predicted to be low in females mated to hybrid F1 males but average when a male mates with a hybrid F1 female. Survival was in fact significantly reduced when females mated to hybrid males but egg-pupal survival was significantly increased when males were mated to hybrid F1 females. These observations are therefore inconclusive with regards to Haldane’s rule. Basic cytogenetic analyses and Fluorescent In Situ Hybridization (FISH) experiments were performed to compare SenAae strains with the IB12 strain of Aaa that was used for genome sequencing and physical mapping. Some SenAae strains had longer chromosomes than IB12 and significantly different centromeric indices on chromosomes 1 and 3. DAPI staining

  17. Arctic Black Carbon Loading and Profile Using the Single-Particle Soot Photometer (SP2) Field Campaign Report

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    Sedlacek, Arthur J [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)

    2016-05-01

    s deployment within the Arctic Circle during the summer of 2015 (Deadhorse, Alaska [70° 12' 20" N, 148° 30' 42" W]), the truly unique opportunity presented itself to acquire profile data on BC loading at little additional cost. Since the SP2 is a particle-resolved measurement, the resulting data set provides refractory black carbon (rBC) mass loadings, size and mass distributions, and rBC-containing particle mixing state, all of which are expected to readily find value in the modeling community. As part of the ACME-V (http://www.arm.gov/campaigns/aaf2014armacmev) campaign, CO, CO2, and CH4 were also measured, providing the unique opportunity for carbon closure. We will also work closely with modelers who require such data and expect this collaboration will lead directly to a better understanding of the climate impacts of BC in the Arctic. The primary measurement objective was to acquire airborne data on the vertical and spatial distributions of refractory black carbon (rBC) loading, size and mass distribution, and particle mixing state. The primary scientific objective was to provide a targeted data set of rBC particle distributions to better understand and constrain the impact of black carbon radiative forcing in the cryosphere. The SP2-based data set during this campaign is available in the DOE-ARM archive (http://www.arm.gov/campaigns/aaf2015abclp).

  18. Reproductive Incompatibility Involving Senegalese Aedes aegypti (L) Is Associated with Chromosome Rearrangements.

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    Dickson, Laura B; Sharakhova, Maria V; Timoshevskiy, Vladimir A; Fleming, Karen L; Caspary, Alex; Sylla, Massamba; Black, William C

    2016-04-01

    Aedes aegypti, the primary vector of dengue, yellow fever and Zika flaviviruses, consists of at least two subspecies. Aedes aegypti (Aaa) is light in color, has pale scales on the first abdominal tergite, oviposits in artificial containers, and preferentially feeds on humans. Aedes aegypti formosus (Aaf), has a dark cuticle, is restricted to sub-Saharan Africa, has no pale scales on the first abdominal tergite and frequently oviposits in natural containers. Scale patterns correlate with cuticle color in East Africa but not in Senegal, West Africa where black cuticle mosquitoes display a continuum of scaling patterns and breed domestically indoors. An earlier laboratory study did not indicate any pre- or postzygotic barriers to gene flow between Aaa and Aaf in East Africa. However, similar attempts to construct F1 intercross families between Aaa laboratory strains and Senegal Ae. aegypti (SenAae) failed due to poor F1 oviposition and low F2 egg-to-adult survival. Insemination and assortative mating experiments failed to identify prezygotic mating barriers. Backcrosses were performed to test for postzygotic isolation patterns consistent with Haldane's rule modified for species, like Aedes, that have an autosomal sex determining locus (SDL). Egg-pupal survival was predicted to be low in females mated to hybrid F1 males but average when a male mates with a hybrid F1 female. Survival was in fact significantly reduced when females mated to hybrid males but egg-pupal survival was significantly increased when males were mated to hybrid F1 females. These observations are therefore inconclusive with regards to Haldane's rule. Basic cytogenetic analyses and Fluorescent In Situ Hybridization (FISH) experiments were performed to compare SenAae strains with the IB12 strain of Aaa that was used for genome sequencing and physical mapping. Some SenAae strains had longer chromosomes than IB12 and significantly different centromeric indices on chromosomes 1 and 3. DAPI staining was

  19. Areas of cat auditory cortex as defined by neurofilament proteins expressing SMI-32.

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    Mellott, Jeffrey G; Van der Gucht, Estel; Lee, Charles C; Carrasco, Andres; Winer, Jeffery A; Lomber, Stephen G

    2010-08-01

    The monoclonal antibody SMI-32 was used to characterize and distinguish individual areas of cat auditory cortex. SMI-32 labels non-phosphorylated epitopes on the high- and medium-molecular weight subunits of neurofilament proteins in cortical pyramidal cells and dendritic trees with the most robust immunoreactivity in layers III and V. Auditory areas with unique patterns of immunoreactivity included: primary auditory cortex (AI), second auditory cortex (AII), dorsal zone (DZ), posterior auditory field (PAF), ventral posterior auditory field (VPAF), ventral auditory field (VAF), temporal cortex (T), insular cortex (IN), anterior auditory field (AAF), and the auditory field of the anterior ectosylvian sulcus (fAES). Unique patterns of labeling intensity, soma shape, soma size, layers of immunoreactivity, laminar distribution of dendritic arbors, and labeled cell density were identified. Features that were consistent in all areas included: layers I and IV neurons are immunonegative; nearly all immunoreactive cells are pyramidal; and immunoreactive neurons are always present in layer V. To quantify the results, the numbers of labeled cells and dendrites, as well as cell diameter, were collected and used as tools for identifying and differentiating areas. Quantification of the labeling patterns also established profiles for ten auditory areas/layers and their degree of immunoreactivity. Areal borders delineated by SMI-32 were highly correlated with tonotopically-defined areal boundaries. Overall, SMI-32 immunoreactivity can delineate ten areas of cat auditory cortex and demarcate topographic borders. The ability to distinguish auditory areas with SMI-32 is valuable for the identification of auditory cerebral areas in electrophysiological, anatomical, and/or behavioral investigations.

  20. Zika Virus Is Not Uniquely Stable at Physiological Temperatures Compared to Other Flaviviruses

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    Goo, Leslie; Dowd, Kimberly A.; Smith, Alexander R. Y.; Pelc, Rebecca S.; DeMaso, Christina R.

    2016-01-01

    ABSTRACT Zika virus (ZIKV) is a flavivirus that has emerged as a global health threat due in part to its association with congenital abnormalities. Other globally relevant flaviviruses include dengue virus (DENV) and West Nile virus (WNV). High-resolution structures of ZIKV reveal many similarities to DENV and suggest some differences, including an extended glycan loop (D. Sirohi, Z. Chen, L. Sun, T. Klose, T. C. Pierson, et al., 352:467–470, 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.aaf5316) and unique interactions among envelope (E) protein residues that were proposed to confer increased virion stability and contribute mechanistically to the distinctive pathobiology of ZIKV (V. A. Kostyuchenko, E. X. Lim, S. Zhang, G. Fibriansah, T. S. Ng, et al., Nature 533:425–428, 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature17994). However, in the latter study, virus stability was inferred by measuring the loss of infectivity following a short incubation period. Here, we rigorously assessed the relative stability of ZIKV, DENV, and WNV by measuring changes in infectivity following prolonged incubation at physiological temperatures. At 37°C, the half-life of ZIKV was approximately twice as long as the half-life of DENV (11.8 and 5.2 h, respectively) but shorter than that of WNV (17.7 h). Incubation at 40°C accelerated the loss of ZIKV infectivity. Increasing virion maturation efficiency modestly increased ZIKV stability, as observed previously with WNV and DENV. Finally, mutations at E residues predicted to confer increased stability to ZIKV did not affect virion half-life. Our results demonstrate that ZIKV is not uniquely stable relative to other flaviviruses, suggesting that its unique pathobiology is explained by an alternative mechanism. PMID:27601578

  1. Embryonic turkey liver: activities of biotransformation enzymes and activation of DNA-reactive carcinogens

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    Perrone, Carmen E.; Duan, Jian Dong; Jeffrey, Alan M.; Williams, Gary M. [New York Medical College, Department of Pathology, Valhalla (United States); Ahr, Hans-Juergen; Schmidt, Ulrich [Bayer AG, Institute of Toxicology, Wuppertal (Germany); Enzmann, Harald H. [Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices, Bonn (Germany)

    2004-10-01

    Avian embryos are a potential alternative model for chemical toxicity and carcinogenicity research. Because the toxic and carcinogenic effects of some chemicals depend on bioactivation, activities of biotransformation enzymes and formation of DNA adducts in embryonic turkey liver were examined. Biochemical analyses of 22-day in ovoturkey liver post-mitochondrial fractions revealed activities of the biotransformation enzymes 7-ethoxycoumarin de-ethylase (ECOD), 7-ethoxyresorufin de-ethylase (EROD), aldrin epoxidase (ALD), epoxide hydrolase (EH), glutathione S-transferase (GST), and UDP-glucuronyltransferase (GLUT). Following the administration of phenobarbital (24 mg/egg) on day 21, enzyme activities of ECOD, EROD, ALD, EH and GLUT, but not of GST, were increased by two-fold or higher levels by day 22. In contrast, acute administration of 3-methylcholanthrene (5 mg/egg) induced only ECOD and EROD activities. Bioactivation of structurally diverse pro-carcinogens was also examined using {sup 32}P-postlabeling for DNA adducts. In ovoexposure of turkey embryos on day 20 of gestation to 2-acetylaminofluorene (AAF), 4,4'-methylenebis(2-chloroaniline) (MOCA), benzo[a]pyrene (BaP), and 2-amino-3,8-dimethylimidazo[4,5-f]quinoxaline (MeIQx) resulted in the formation of DNA adducts in livers collected by day 21. Some of the DNA adducts had {sup 32}P-postlabeling chromatographic migration patterns similar to DNA adducts found in livers from Fischer F344 rats exposed to the same pro-carcinogens. We conclude that 21-day embryonic turkey liver is capable of chemical biotransformation and activation of genotoxic carcinogens to form DNA adducts. Thus, turkey embryos could be utilized to investigate potential chemical toxicity and carcinogenicity. (orig.)

  2. Metabolic activation of N-hydroxy arylamines, N-hydroxy heterocyclic amines and ring-hydroxymethyl polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons by human sulfotransferases

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    Chou, H.C.

    1993-01-01

    Arylamines and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are two major classes of chemical carcinogens. N-Hydroxylation of arylamines is regarded to be a necessary process for their mutagenicity and carcinogenicity, while alkyl-hydroxylation is the major metabolic pathway for alkyl-substituted PAHs. Evidence has been presented that sulfation of several N-hydroxy arylamines and hydroxymethyl PAHs is an important pathway leading to the formation of ultimate carcinogens in experiment animals. Sulfation of these chemicals forms putative sulfuric acid ester intermediates that can rearrange to electrophilic nitrenium or carbenium ions capable of forming covalent adducts with important cellular macromolecules. In order to study the metabolic activation by sulfotransferase(s) in various human tissue preparations an in vitro enzymatic assay was established. A metabolic phenotyping method was also developed for thermostable phenolsulfotransferase (TS-PST) in platelet homogenates (correlated with TS-PST activity in other tissues) based on a simple colorimetric assay using 2-naphthol as substrate. By using a PAPS-regenerating system to supply the activated sulfate and calf thymus DNA to trap the reactive metabolites, we found that N-hydroxy derivatives of the carcinogens, 4-aminobiphenyl (4-ABP), 4,4[prime]-methylene-bis(2-chloroaniline) (MOCA), 2-acetylaminofluorene (2-AAF), 2-aminofluorene (2-AF), 2-amino-1-methyl-6-phenylimidazo [4,5-b]pyridine (PhIP), and 2-amino-6-methyldipyrido [1,2-1:3[prime],2[prime]-d]imidazole (Glu-P-1) were metabolically activated by human TS-PST. On the other hand, three methyl-hydroxylated derivatives (7-OH, 12-OH, and 7,12-diOH) of 7, 12-dimethylbenz[a]anthracene (DMBA) were metabolically activated by human steroid sulfotransferase. Human sulfotransferase(s)-mediated activation of 2-amino-3-methylimidazo[4,5-f]quinoline (IQ) or 2-amino-3,8-dimethylimidazo[4,5-f]quinoxaline (MeIQx) was not observed.

  3. Adaptive mutations and replacements of virulence traits in the Escherichia coli O104:H4 outbreak population.

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    Lionel Guy

    Full Text Available The sequencing of highly virulent Escherichia coli O104:H4 strains isolated during the outbreak of bloody diarrhea and hemolytic uremic syndrome in Europe in 2011 revealed a genome that contained a Shiga toxin encoding prophage and a plasmid encoding enteroaggregative fimbriae. Here, we present the draft genome sequence of a strain isolated in Sweden from a patient who had travelled to Tunisia in 2010 (E112/10 and was found to differ from the outbreak strains by only 38 SNPs in non-repetitive regions, 16 of which were mapped to the branch to the outbreak strain. We identified putatively adaptive mutations in genes for transporters, outer surface proteins and enzymes involved in the metabolism of carbohydrates. A comparative analysis with other historical strains showed that E112/10 contained Shiga toxin prophage genes of the same genotype as the outbreak strain, while these genes have been replaced by a different genotype in two otherwise very closely related strains isolated in the Republic of Georgia in 2009. We also present the genome sequences of two enteroaggregative E. coli strains affiliated with phylogroup A (C43/90 and C48/93 that contain the agg genes for the AAF/I-type fimbriae characteristic of the outbreak population. Interestingly, C43/90 also contained a tet/mer antibiotic resistance island that was nearly identical in sequence to that of the outbreak strain, while the corresponding island in the Georgian strains was most similar to E. coli strains of other serotypes. We conclude that the pan-genome of the outbreak population is shared with strains of the A phylogroup and that its evolutionary history is littered with gene replacement events, including most recently independent acquisitions of antibiotic resistance genes in the outbreak strains and its nearest neighbors. The results are summarized in a refined evolutionary model for the emergence of the O104:H4 outbreak population.

  4. 牛奶蛋白诱导的过敏性直肠结肠炎患儿喂养干预研究%Feeding intervention study on allergic proctocolitis in children induced by cow milk protein

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    赵红梅; 游洁玉; 刘莉; 张文婷; 唐娟; 欧阳红娟; 陈志勇

    2014-01-01

    induced by cow milk protein,and to observe the effects of the feeding strategies for them with different interventions in feeding,and then to identify the best time and the best way to modify feeding strategies according to different individual.Methods The effectiveness of different feeding interventions was retrospectively analyzed after 2 weeks in 171 cases with allergic proctocolitis induced by cow milk protein in Hunan Children's Hospital during the period of Jan.2012 to Jul.2013.Thirty-two cases received breast feeding (18.7%) and 139 cases received non-breast feeding (81.3%).Intervention methods:32cases with breast feeding received the same feeding method;among 139 babies with non-breast feeding group,36 were plus free amino acid (AAF) (21.1%),and 103 were plus the extensively hydrolyzed formula (eHF).The intervention formula changes were observed in 8,12 and 24 weeks,respectively,and nutritional risks in 0,3,6 months were assessed,respectively.Results There were 171 patients totally,male to female ratio was 1.5 to 1.0,and the average age was (4.1 ± 1.3) months.After 2 weeks,147 cases were notably effective,accounting for 86%,and in the breast feeding group 79.2% of the patients were notably effective,and there was no significance compared with the AAF group and eHF group (P > 0.05).The intervention formulation changes during the following 6 months were as follows:in 8 weeks,30 cases in the breast feeding group breastfeeding continued,2 cases turned to eHF feeding for the lack of breast milk,21 cases were fed with AAF (12.3%),85 cases with eHF (49.7%),and 35 cases with moderately hydrolyzed formula (20.5%) ;in 12 weeks:23 cases had breast feeding (13.5%),16 cases were fed with free amino acid formula powder (9.4%),56 cases with extensively hydrolyzed formula (32.7%),and 76 cases with moderately hydrolyzed formula (44.4%) ;in 24 weeks:21 cases (12.3%) had breast feeding,7 cases were fed with AAF(4.1%),13 cases with moderately hydrolyzed

  5. A participação dos ergonomistas nos projetos organizacionais

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    Marçal Jackson

    1999-12-01

    Full Text Available Neste texto, pretende-se apresentar, em resposta às condicionantes conceituais e metodológicas colocadas por Salerno, uma abordagem metodológica, a abordagem da atividade futura (AAF, que viabiliza a participação dos ergonomistas em projetos organizacionais. Nessa abordagem, que tem a Análise Ergonômica do Trabalho (AET como base, os ergonomistas não sustentam unicamente a posição clínica, característica da AET, mas assumem o papel de "atores do processo de projeto" a fim de cooperar com os diferentes atores da empresa: diretores, gerentes, engenheiros, trabalhadores. Todavia, a participação efetiva da Ergonomia depende de nova forma de conceber a organização, que deve ser abordada não somente através de sua dimensão estrutural, mas também através das "regulações sociais necessárias à manutenção e à construção da organização do trabalho".In response to Salerno's theoretical and methodological constraints to ergonomists participation in organisational design process, this paper proposes a new approach based in future work activity forecasting. Even if the Ergonomie Work Analysis (EWA is the underlying methodological tool, in this approach, ergonomists must assume a new role, as "actors of the design process", and co-operate with the others company actors: managers, engineers, foremen and workers. But to be more effective, ergonomie intervention needs a new framework of "organisation" issues. To be more effective, it will be argued that one must approach organisâtionnal design not only by its structural components but also by its inherent social interactions and adjustments.

  6. Avian influenza virus (H5N1; effects of physico-chemical factors on its survival

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    Hameed Sajid

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Present study was performed to determine the effects of physical and chemical agents on infective potential of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI H5N1 (local strain virus recently isolated in Pakistan during 2006 outbreak. H5N1 virus having titer 108.3 ELD50/ml was mixed with sterilized peptone water to get final dilution of 4HA units and then exposed to physical (temperature, pH and ultraviolet light and chemical (formalin, phenol crystals, iodine crystals, CID 20, virkon®-S, zeptin 10%, KEPCIDE 300, KEPCIDE 400, lifebuoy, surf excel and caustic soda agents. Harvested amnio-allantoic fluid (AAF from embryonated chicken eggs inoculated with H5N1 treated virus (0.2 ml/egg was subjected to haemagglutination (HA and haemagglutination inhibition (HI tests. H5N1 virus lost infectivity after 30 min at 56°C, after 1 day at 28°C but remained viable for more than 100 days at 4°C. Acidic pH (1, 3 and basic pH (11, 13 were virucidal after 6 h contact time; however virus retained infectivity at pH 5 (18 h, 7 and 9 (more than 24 h. UV light was proved ineffectual in inactivating virus completely even after 60 min. Soap (lifebuoy®, detergent (surf excel® and alkali (caustic soda destroyed infectivity after 5 min at 0.1, 0.2 and 0.3% dilution. All commercially available disinfectants inactivated virus at recommended concentrations. Results of present study would be helpful in implementing bio-security measures at farms/hatcheries levels in the wake of avian influenza virus (AIV outbreak.

  7. Content of arsenic, selenium, mercury in the coal, food, clay and drinking water on the Zhaotong fluorosis area, eastern Yunnan Province

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    Luo Kun-li; Li Hui-jie; Chen Tong-bin (and others) [Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing (China). Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research

    2008-03-15

    About 160 samples of coal, corn, capsicum and drinking water were collected from the endemic fluorosis area of Zhenxiong and Weixin County, Zhaotong City of Yunnan Province, to determine the arsenic (As), selenium (Se) and mercury (Hg) content by AAF-800. The study found that the As content in the main coal seam from the Late Permian coal mines in Zhaotong City is 8.84 mg/kg and some civil coal can reach 89.09 mg/kg. The Se and Hg in the coal samples of Late Permian is lower, but Se and Hg are more concentrated in the pyritic coal balls and the pyritic gangue of the coal seam. The As content in corn and capsicum dried by coal-burning is more than 0.7 mg/kg, the natural standard amount of arsenic content permitted in food by China. The Se and Hg content in corn dried by coal-burning is lower than the natural standard of Se and Hg content in food in China but the Se and Hg content of capsicum dried by coal-burning exceeds the amount permitted by the natural standard for food in China. Clay, used as an additive for the coal-burning process and as a binder in making briquettes, contains a high content of As, generally more than 16 mg/kg. However, the Se and Hg content of clay itself are low. The As, Se and Hg content of drinking water are lower than the natural standard of As, Se and Hg content in the drinking water. So, there is high-As content coal and high-As content dried corn and capsicum in the endemic fluorosis area of Zhaotong City of Yunnan Province. The high As content of the dried corn and capsicum might have originated from the high arsenic content of burnt coal and clay. 30 refs., 4 tabs.

  8. High-Field Functional Imaging of Pitch Processing in Auditory Cortex of the Cat.

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    Full Text Available The perception of pitch is a widely studied and hotly debated topic in human hearing. Many of these studies combine functional imaging techniques with stimuli designed to disambiguate the percept of pitch from frequency information present in the stimulus. While useful in identifying potential "pitch centres" in cortex, the existence of truly pitch-responsive neurons requires single neuron-level measures that can only be undertaken in animal models. While a number of animals have been shown to be sensitive to pitch, few studies have addressed the location of cortical generators of pitch percepts in non-human models. The current study uses high-field functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI of the feline brain in an attempt to identify regions of cortex that show increased activity in response to pitch-evoking stimuli. Cats were presented with iterated rippled noise (IRN stimuli, narrowband noise stimuli with the same spectral profile but no perceivable pitch, and a processed IRN stimulus in which phase components were randomized to preserve slowly changing modulations in the absence of pitch (IRNo. Pitch-related activity was not observed to occur in either primary auditory cortex (A1 or the anterior auditory field (AAF which comprise the core auditory cortex in cats. Rather, cortical areas surrounding the posterior ectosylvian sulcus responded preferentially to the IRN stimulus when compared to narrowband noise, with group analyses revealing bilateral activity centred in the posterior auditory field (PAF. This study demonstrates that fMRI is useful for identifying pitch-related processing in cat cortex, and identifies cortical areas that warrant further investigation. Moreover, we have taken the first steps in identifying a useful animal model for the study of pitch perception.

  9. ACAPEX – Ship-Based Ice Nuclei Collections Field Campaign Report

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    DeMott, Paul J [Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO (United States); Hill, Thomas CJ [Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO (United States)

    2016-04-01

    Measurements were sought to evaluate a hypotheses that sea-spray-sourced ice-nucleating particles (INPs) are of biological origin and represent a distinctly different INP population in comparison to long-range-transported desert or urban and regional land-sourced INP, and that the layering of marine within other aerosol layers feeding orographic storms over the mountains of California and the Western United States thereby leads to common and quantifiable scenarios that influence precipitation over the region. Aerosol collections on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) research vessel (RV) Ronald H. Brown, for subsequent processing of INP immersion freezing activation temperature spectra and composition analyses, added a valuable measurement component to the ARM Cloud Aerosol Precipitation Experiment (ACAPEX) and related CalWater2 (NOAA) studies for use in parameterizing and modeling the impacts of marine boundary layer and other aerosols on climate and radiation via aerosol indirect effects on mixed-phase clouds. Twenty-five nominally 24-hour collections were made and have been processed for immersion freezing INP number concentrations versus temperature in the mixed-phase cloud temperature regime from -10 to -27°C. The similarity of INP number concentrations compared to typical marine boundary layer values attributed to sea-spray aerosols was noted. Nevertheless, variability of INP concentrations of up to 50 times was noted at individual temperatures over the course of the study. A particular analysis possible with this data set is to examine INP budgets over oceans inside versus outside of atmospheric river conditions. These INP measurements supplemented multiple airborne INP measurements on the ARM Aerial Facility (AAF), and others on the ground during ACAPEX and CalWater2, to provide extensive spatial and temporal analyses of INP immersion freezing spectra during winter storm periods. Future analyses will use thermal sensitivity to

  10. Description scheme for video editing work

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    Ruiloba, Rosa I.; Joly, Philippe

    2001-03-01

    This article presents a Description Scheme (DS) to describe the audio-visual documents from the video editing work point of view. This DS is based on edition techniques used in the video edition domain. The main objective of this DS is to provide a complete, modular and extensible description of the structure of the video documents based on editing process. This VideoEditing DS is generic in the sense that it may be used in a large number of applications such as video document indexing and analysis, description of Edit Decision List and elaboration of editing patterns. It is based on accurate and complete definitions of shots and transition effects required for video document analysis applications. The VideoEditing DS allows three levels of description : analytic, synthetic and semantic. In the DS, the higher (resp. the lower) is the element of description, the more analytic (resp. synthetic) is the information. %Phil This DS allows describing the editing work made by editing boards, using more detailed descriptors of Shots and Transition DSs. These elements are provided to define editing patterns that allow several possible reconstructions of movies depending on, for example, the target audience. A part of the video description made with this DS may be automatically produced by the video to shots segmentation algorithms (analytic DSs ) or by editing software, at the same time the edition work is made. This DS gives an answer to the needs related to the exchange of editing work descriptions between editing softwares. At the same time, the same DS provide an analytic description of editing work which is complementary to existing standards for Edit Decision Lists like SMPTE or AAF.

  11. Discovery of Point Mutations in the Voltage-Gated Sodium Channel from African Aedes aegypti Populations: Potential Phylogenetic Reasons for Gene Introgression

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    Muranami, Yuto; Kawashima, Emiko; Osei, Joseph H. N.; Sakyi, Kojo Yirenkyi; Dadzie, Samuel; de Souza, Dziedzom K.; Appawu, Maxwell; Ohta, Nobuo; Minakawa, Noboru

    2016-01-01

    Background Yellow fever is endemic in some countries in Africa, and Aedes aegpyti is one of the most important vectors implicated in the outbreak. The mapping of the nation-wide distribution and the detection of insecticide resistance of vector mosquitoes will provide the beneficial information for forecasting of dengue and yellow fever outbreaks and effective control measures. Methodology/Principal Findings High resistance to DDT was observed in all mosquito colonies collected in Ghana. The resistance and the possible existence of resistance or tolerance to permethrin were suspected in some colonies. High frequencies of point mutations at the voltage-gated sodium channel (F1534C) and one heterozygote of the other mutation (V1016I) were detected, and this is the first detection on the African continent. The frequency of F1534C allele and the ratio of F1534C homozygotes in Ae. aegypti aegypti (Aaa) were significantly higher than those in Ae. aegypti formosus (Aaf). We could detect the two types of introns between exon 20 and 21, and the F1534C mutations were strongly linked with one type of intron, which was commonly found in South East Asian and South and Central American countries, suggesting the possibility that this mutation was introduced from other continents or convergently selected after the introgression of Aaa genes from the above area. Conclusions/Significance The worldwide eradication programs in 1940s and 1950s might have caused high selection pressure on the mosquito populations and expanded the distribution of insecticide-resistant Ae. aegypti populations. Selection of the F1534C point mutation could be hypothesized to have taken place during this period. The selection of the resistant population of Ae. aegypti with the point mutation of F1534C, and the worldwide transportation of vector mosquitoes in accordance with human activity such as trading of used tires, might result in the widespread distribution of F1534C point mutation in tropical countries

  12. Evalution of long-term surface-retrieved cloud-droplet number concentration with in situ aircraft observations

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    Lim, Kyo-Sun; Riihimaki, Laura D.; Comstock, Jennifer M.; Schmid, Beat; Sivaraman, Chitra; Shi, Yan; McFarquhar, Greg

    2016-03-16

    A new cloud-droplet number concentration (NDROP) value added product (VAP) has been produced at the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Southern Great Plains (SGP) site for the 13 years from January 1998 to January 2011. The retrieval is based on surface radiometer measurements of cloud optical depth from the multi-filter rotating shadow-band radiometer (MFRSR) and liquid water path from the microwave radiometer (MWR). It is only applicable for single-layered warm clouds. Validation with in situ aircraft measurements during the extended-term aircraft field campaign, Routine ARM Aerial Facility (AAF) CLOWD Optical Radiative Observations (RACORO), shows that the NDROP VAP robustly reproduces the primary mode of the in situ measured probability density function (PDF), but produces a too wide distribution, primarily caused by frequent high cloud-droplet number concentration. Our analysis shows that the error in the MWR retrievals at low liquid water paths is one possible reason for this deficiency. Modification through the diagnosed liquid water path from the coordinate solution improves not only the PDF of the NDROP VAP but also the relationship between the cloud-droplet number concentration and cloud-droplet effective radius. Consideration of entrainment effects rather than assuming an adiabatic cloud improves the values of the NDROP retrieval by reducing the magnitude of cloud-droplet number concentration. Aircraft measurements and retrieval comparisons suggest that retrieving the vertical distribution of cloud-droplet number concentration and effective radius is feasible with an improvement of the parameter representing the mixing effects between environment and clouds and with a better understanding of the effect of mixing degree on cloud properties.

  13. Development of a Bi-Disciplinary Course in Forensic Science

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    Stacey L. Raimondi

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Forensic science programs and courses have traditionally been housed within chemistry departments at the college/university level, largely because the pioneers of the field were chemists who applied technology that was more chemical than biological in nature. However, with the development of such areas of study as DNA analysis, anatomical studies, and forensic entomology, it is becoming more and more important for forensic science students to have a strong biological background as well as a chemical background. Furthermore, while biology students are typically required to have extensive chemistry training as part of their major, the converse is not true for chemistry students. Therefore, it is possible that a student interested in forensic science could complete a major in chemistry and never have taken a biology class, leaving them woefully under-prepared for any type of masters program or career in forensic science immediately following graduation. Indeed, an examination of available positions in forensic science shows a large number of positions for DNA analysts for which the typical chemistry student would not be prepared without extensive biology training (http://www.aafs.org. Furthermore, positions for medical examiners or pathologists require extensive training in biology in addition to the continued medical training and residency programs. Therefore, it seems imperative that introductory forensic science courses adapt to these needs and be taught with a more bi-disciplinary approach in order to educate students on the whole field rather than one aspect. To that end, a new bi-disciplinary Forensic Science course was developed at Elmhurst College. This course was team-taught by a biology and a chemistry professor so that students would obtain a thorough understanding of the field and techniques used by both biologists and chemists. A description of this new version of a forensic science course follows, focusing on the addition of biology

  14. Holistic Interactions of Shallow Clouds, Aerosols, and Land-Ecosystems (HI-SCALE) Science Plan

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    Fast, JD [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Berg, LK [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

    2015-12-01

    Cumulus convection is an important component in the atmospheric radiation budget and hydrologic cycle over the Southern Great Plains and over many regions of the world, particularly during the summertime growing season when intense turbulence induced by surface radiation couples the land surface to clouds. Current convective cloud parameterizations contain uncertainties resulting in part from insufficient coincident data that couples cloud macrophysical and microphysical properties to inhomogeneities in boundary layer and aerosol properties. The Holistic Interactions of Shallow Clouds, Aerosols, and Land-Ecosystems (HI-SCALE) campaign is designed to provide a detailed set of measurements that are needed to obtain a more complete understanding of the life cycle of shallow clouds by coupling cloud macrophysical and microphysical properties to land surface properties, ecosystems, and aerosols. HI-SCALE consists of 2, 4-week intensive observational periods, one in the spring and the other in the late summer, to take advantage of different stages and distribution of “greenness” for various types of vegetation in the vicinity of the Atmospheric Radiation and Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility’s Southern Great Plains (SGP) site as well as aerosol properties that vary during the growing season. Most of the proposed instrumentation will be deployed on the ARM Aerial Facility (AAF) Gulfstream 1 (G-1) aircraft, including those that measure atmospheric turbulence, cloud water content and drop size distributions, aerosol precursor gases, aerosol chemical composition and size distributions, and cloud condensation nuclei concentrations. Routine ARM aerosol measurements made at the surface will be supplemented with aerosol microphysical properties measurements. The G-1 aircraft will complete transects over the SGP Central Facility at multiple altitudes within the boundary layer, within clouds, and above clouds.

  15. Determining Best Estimates and Uncertainties in Cloud Microphysical Parameters from ARM Field Data: Implications for Models, Retrieval Schemes and Aerosol-Cloud-Radiation Interactions

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    McFarquhar, Greg [Univ. of Illinois, Urbana, IL (United States)

    2015-12-28

    We proposed to analyze in-situ cloud data collected during ARM/ASR field campaigns to create databases of cloud microphysical properties and their uncertainties as needed for the development of improved cloud parameterizations for models and remote sensing retrievals, and for evaluation of model simulations and retrievals. In particular, we proposed to analyze data collected over the Southern Great Plains (SGP) during the Mid-latitude Continental Convective Clouds Experiment (MC3E), the Storm Peak Laboratory Cloud Property Validation Experiment (STORMVEX), the Small Particles in Cirrus (SPARTICUS) Experiment and the Routine AAF Clouds with Low Optical Water Depths (CLOWD) Optical Radiative Observations (RACORO) field campaign, over the North Slope of Alaska during the Indirect and Semi-Direct Aerosol Campaign (ISDAC) and the Mixed-Phase Arctic Cloud Experiment (M-PACE), and over the Tropical Western Pacific (TWP) during The Tropical Warm Pool International Cloud Experiment (TWP-ICE), to meet the following 3 objectives; derive statistical databases of single ice particle properties (aspect ratio AR, dominant habit, mass, projected area) and distributions of ice crystals (size distributions SDs, mass-dimension m-D, area-dimension A-D relations, mass-weighted fall speeds, single-scattering properties, total concentrations N, ice mass contents IWC), complete with uncertainty estimates; assess processes by which aerosols modulate cloud properties in arctic stratus and mid-latitude cumuli, and quantify aerosol’s influence in context of varying meteorological and surface conditions; and determine how ice cloud microphysical, single-scattering and fall-out properties and contributions of small ice crystals to such properties vary according to location, environment, surface, meteorological and aerosol conditions, and develop parameterizations of such effects.In this report we describe the accomplishments that we made on all 3 research objectives.

  16. Human hepatocyte growth factor (hHGF-modified hepatic oval cells improve liver transplant survival.

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    Zhu Li

    Full Text Available Despite progress in the field of immunosuppression, acute rejection is still a common postoperative complication following liver transplantation. This study aims to investigate the capacity of the human hepatocyte growth factor (hHGF in modifying hepatic oval cells (HOCs administered simultaneously with orthotopic liver transplantation as a means of improving graft survival. HOCs were activated and isolated using a modified 2-acetylaminofluorene/partial hepatectomy (2-AAF/PH model in male Lewis rats. A HOC line stably expressing the HGF gene was established following stable transfection of the pBLAST2-hHGF plasmid. Our results demonstrated that hHGF-modified HOCs could efficiently differentiate into hepatocytes and bile duct epithelial cells in vitro. Administration of HOCs at the time of liver transplantation induced a wider distribution of SRY-positive donor cells in liver tissues. Administration of hHGF-HOC at the time of transplantation remarkably prolonged the median survival time and improved liver function for recipients compared to these parameters in the other treatment groups (P<0.05. Moreover, hHGF-HOC administration at the time of liver transplantation significantly suppressed elevation of interleukin-2 (IL-2, tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α and interferon-γ (IFN-γ levels while increasing the production of IL-10 and TGF-β1 (P<0.05. HOC or hHGF-HOC administration promoted cell proliferation, reduced cell apoptosis, and decreased liver allograft rejection rates. Furthermore, hHGF-modified HOCs more efficiently reduced acute allograft rejection (P<0.05 versus HOC transplantation only. Our results indicate that the combination of hHGF-modified HOCs with liver transplantation decreased host anti-graft immune responses resulting in a reduction of allograft rejection rates and prolonging graft survival in recipient rats. This suggests that HOC-based cell transplantation therapies can be developed as a means of treating severe liver

  17. A fast liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry method for determining benzodiazepines and analogues in urine. Validation and application to real cases of forensic interest.

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    Salomone, Alberto; Gerace, Enrico; Brizio, Paola; Gennaro, M Carla; Vincenti, Marco

    2011-11-01

    A fast liquid chromatographic/tandem mass spectrometric method was developed for the simultaneous determination in human urine of seventeen benzodiazepines, four relevant metabolites together plus zolpidem and zopiclone. The sample preparation, optimized to take into account the matrix effect, was based on enzymatic hydrolysis and liquid-liquid extraction. The separation of the twenty-three analytes was achieved in less than eight minutes. The whole methodology was fully validated according to UNI EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005 rules and 2006 SOFT/AAFS guidelines. Selectivity, linearity range, identification (LOD) and quantitation (LOQ) limits, precision, accuracy and recovery were evaluated. For all the species the signal/concentration linearity was satisfactory in the 50-1000 ng/mL concentration range. The limits of detection ranged from 0.5 to 30 ng/mL and LOQs from 1.7 to 100.0 ng/mL. Precisions were in the ranges 5.0-11.8%, 1.5-11.0% and 1.1-4.4% for low (100 ng/mL), medium (300 ng/mL) and high (1000 ng/mL) concentration, respectively. The accuracy, expressed as bias% was within ± 25 % for all the analytes. The recovery values, evaluated at 300 ng/mL concentration, ranged from 56.2% to 98.8%. The present method for the determination of several benzodiazepines, zolpidem and zopiclone in human urine proved to be simple, fast, specific and sensitive. The quantification by LC-MS/MS was successfully applied to 329 forensic cases among driving re-licensing, car accidents and alleged sexual violence cases. PMID:21737221

  18. Thermal Structure of Jupiter's Infrared Hotspots and Plumes in the Northern Equatorial Region

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    Fletcher, Leigh N.; Orton, Glenn S.; Rogers, John H.; Greathouse, Thomas K.; Momary, Thomas W.; Giles, Rohini Sara; Melin, Henrik; Sinclair, James; Irwin, Patrick Gerard Joseph; Vedovato, Marco

    2016-10-01

    The most prominent features of Jupiter's northern equatorial region are the visibly dark, 5-µm-bright 'hotspots' that move rapidly eastward on the southern edge of the North Equatorial Belt (NEB, Allison 1990, doi:10.1016/0019-1035(90)90069-L). We combine high-resolution thermal-infrared (5-20 µm) imaging from VLT/VISIR and IRTF/SpeX with spatially resolved spectroscopy from IRTF/TEXES to examine the thermal and chemical conditions in the equatorial region during the 2015-2016 apparition. The high spatial resolution permits the first detailed cross-comparison of thermal and visible-albedo conditions within the hotspots. We find that: (i) cloud-clearing within the hotspots creates 8.6-µm bright patches that are broader and more diffuse than their 5-µm counterparts; (ii) cloudy, cool cells ("plumes") in the northern Equatorial Zone are ammonia-rich and dark in the 5- and 8-12 µm range; (iii) the hotspots sometimes demonstrate a westward tilt with altitude in the 0.1-0.8 bar region (Fletcher et al., 2016, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2016.06.008); and (iv) blue-grey streaks on the southeastern edges of these ammonia-rich cells are also cloud free and bright at 5-12 µm. This regular longitudinal pattern of cloudy cells and cloud-free hotspots is consistent with condensation of NH3-rich air as it ascends in cells, and subsidence of dry, volatile-depleted air in the hotspots. The westward tilt of the NEB hotspots with height that was detected in 2014 (but not in 2016) supports the equatorial Rossby-wave hypothesis for the NEB pattern. This equatorial wave is distinct from those in the upper troposphere during the 2015-16 NEB expansion event (Orton et al., DPS/EPSC 2016). The cells and hotspots observed in the thermal-IR are the same type as those detected at near-IR wavelengths by Galileo/NIMS (Baines et al. 2002, doi:10.1006/icar.2002.6901) and in the radio, probing the deep atmosphere (de Pater et al., 2016, doi:10.1126/science.aaf2210), suggesting a coherent structure

  19. Selective Toxicity of Persian Gulf Sea Cucumber (Holothuria parva and Sponge (Haliclona oculata Methanolic Extracts on Liver Mitochondria Isolated from an Animal Model of Hepatocellular Carcinoma

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    Seydi

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Background Natural products isolated from marine environments are well known for their pharmacodynamic potential in diverse disease treatments, such as for cancer or inflammatory conditions. Sea cucumbers are marine animals of the phylum Echinoderm and the class Holothuroidea, with leathery skin and gelatinous bodies. Sponges are important components of Persian Gulf animal communities, and the marine sponges of the genus Haliclona have been known to display broad-spectrum biological activity. Many studies have shown that sea cucumbers and sponges contain antioxidants and anti-cancer compounds. Objectives This study was designed to determine the selective toxicity of Persian Gulf sea cucumber (Holothuria parva and sponge (Haliclona oculata methanolic extracts on liver mitochondria isolated from an animal model of hepatocellular carcinoma, as part of a national project that hopes to identify novel potential anticancer candidates among Iranian Persian Gulf flora and fauna. Materials and Methods To induce hepatocarcinogenesis, rats were given diethylnitrosamine (DEN injections (200 mg/kg i.p. by a single dose, and then the cancer was promoted with 2-acetylaminofluorene (2-AAF (0.02 w/w for two weeks. Histopathological evaluations were performed, and levels of liver injury markers and a specific liver cancer marker (alpha-fetoprotein, were determined for confirmation of hepatocellular carcinoma induction. Finally, mitochondria were isolated from cancerous and non-cancerous hepatocytes. Results Our results showed that H. parva methanolic extracts (250, 500, and 1000 µg/mL and H. oculata methanolic extracts (200, 400, and 800 µg/mL increased reactive oxygen species (ROS formation, mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP, mitochondrial swelling, and cytochrome c release in the mitochondria obtained from cancerous hepatocytes, but not in mitochondria obtained from non-cancerous liver hepatocytes. These extracts also induced caspase-3 activation, which is

  20. Low molecular weight heparin for the prevention of thrombosis after autologous bone marrow stem cell transplantation in animals%低分子肝素预防自体骨髓干细胞移植血栓形成的动物实验研究

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    蒋晶超; 韩明子; 刘佰玲; 高福来; 金世柱

    2011-01-01

    目的 探讨低分子肝素预防小鼠自体骨髓单个核细胞移植后血栓形成的作用.方法 应用CCI4/2-AAF制备小鼠急性肝损伤模型,然后行骨髓单个核细胞移植.实验A组于经尾静脉注入骨髓干细胞悬液;实验B组于经尾静脉先注入低分子肝素后注入骨髓干细胞悬液.分别于移植2周后处死小鼠,取2组小鼠心、肺、肝、肾、脑等重要脏器于显微镜下观察有无血栓.结果 HE染色观察发现:A组肝脏、心脏、肺脏、肾脏均有血栓形成(脑未发现血栓);B组肝脏、心脏、肺脏、肾脏及脑均无血栓形成.结论 低分子肝素可预防BALB/c小鼠尾静脉移植BMMCs后导致的血栓形成.%Objective To evaluate the low molecular weight heparin for the prevention of thrombosis after autologous bone marrow mononuclear cell transplantation. Methods Hepatic injury mice models were established by carbon tetra-chloride ( CC14) and administration of 2-acetylminofluorene(2-AAF). Group A; BMMNC were injected via the tail vein; group B; The low molecular weight heparin were injected via the tail vein before the BMMNC transfusion. Two weeks after transplantation, liver, kidney, lung, heart and brain were examined anatomically, and the thrombus in these organs were further observed under the microscope. Results Group A: Thrombous could be found in liver, kidney, lung,heart (not in brain. ) Group B; Thrombous could not be found in liver, kidney, lung, heart and brain. Conclusion The low molecular weight heparin can be used for the prevention of the thrombosis after the autologous bone marrow mononuclear cell transplantation.

  1. Bacterial-epithelial contact is a key determinant of host innate immune responses to enteropathogenic and enteroaggregative Escherichia coli.

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    Lindsey A Edwards

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Enteropathogenic (EPEC and Enteroaggregative (EAEC E. coli have similar, but distinct clinical symptoms and modes of pathogenesis. Nevertheless when they infect the gastrointestinal tract, it is thought that their flagellin causes IL-8 release leading to neutrophil recruitment and gastroenteritis. However, this may not be the whole story as the effect of bacterial adherence to IEC innate response(s remains unclear. Therefore, we have characterized which bacterial motifs contribute to the innate epithelial response to EPEC and EAEC, using a range of EPEC and EAEC isogenic mutant strains. METHODOLOGY: Caco-2 and HEp-2 cell lines were exposed to prototypical EPEC strain E2348/69 or EAEC strain O42, in addition to a range of isogenic mutant strains. E69 [LPS, non-motile, non-adherent, type three secretion system (TTSS negative, signalling negative] or O42 [non-motile, non-adherent]. IL-8 and CCL20 protein secretion was measured. Bacterial surface structures were assessed by negative staining Transmission Electron Microscopy. The Fluorescent-actin staining test was carried out to determine bacterial adherence. RESULTS: Previous studies have reported a balance between the host pro-inflammatory response and microbial suppression of this response. In our system an overall balance towards the host pro-inflammatory response is seen with the E69 WT and to a greater extent O42 WT, which is in fit with clinical symptoms. On removal of the external EPEC structures flagella, LPS, BFP, EspA and EspC; and EAEC flagella and AAF, the host inflammatory response is reduced. However, removal of E69 lymphostatin increases the host inflammatory response suggesting involvement in the bacterial mediated anti-inflammatory response. CONCLUSION: Epithelial responses were due to combinations of bacterial agonists, with host-bacterial contact a key determinant of these innate responses. Host epithelial recognition was offset by the microbe's ability to down

  2. Results of Atrial Fibrillation Ablation in Patients With or Without a History of Atrial Flutter

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    Lu chunshan; Liu Xingpeng; Dong Jianzeng; Ma Changsheng

    2006-01-01

    Objectives There are two kind of atrial flutter during circumferential ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF): new onset left atrial flutter (LAFL), with a history of atrial flutter (AFL). What is the relationship of AFL and AF? Whether there are some differences in clinical course and mechanism between the new onset LAFL and the with a history of AFL remained unclear. The aim of this study was to assess the impacts of circumferential ablation on the occurrence of arrhythmias in follow-up in 2 groups:( 1 ) patients with a history of AFL and AF, and (2)patients with new onset LAFL. Methods Data from 465 patients who had circumferential pulmonary vein ablation (CPVA) or segmental pulmonary vein ablation (SPVA) were analyzed. Patients with a history of AFL ablation and patients who had concomitant AFL ablation were included from analysis. Forty-one patients constituted the history of AFL group (group 1, aged 57±13 years, 7 females) and twenty-eight patients constituted the new onset LAFL group (group 2, aged 55±12 years, 6 females). bipolar recordings were obtained from the tricuspid annulus, coronary sinus,interatrial septum and left atrium. Target sites were identified by early, fragmented or double potentials and by concealed entrainment. Linear lesions were created between target sites and nearby anatomical barriers (1) typical atrial flutter (cycle length, 242±39 ms). cavotricuspid isthmus ablation was performed.(2) new onset LAFL (cycle length, 282±153 ms). 20 episodes of AAFs were documented in 20/28 (71.4%)patients. Target sites were identified around pulmonary veins (n=10), gap in linear lesion (n=7), left atrial roof lines (1 case). For those cases the ablation line between PV and mitral annulus was performed.Patients in Group 2 had larger left atria, higher incidence of AFL pre-CPVA, and lower ejection fraction. Results There was no significant difference in post-CPVA AF recurrence between Groups 1 and 2, but AFL incidence after CPVA was higher in Group

  3. Hygroscopic slaking of lime with steam or humid air. New energy effective lime slaking technology in kraft pulping; Hygroskopisk slaeckning av kalk med aanga eller fuktig luft. Ny energieffektiv teknik foer slaeckning av mesakalk i sulfatmassaindustrin

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    Lundqvist, Roland

    2003-07-15

    Lime stone is widely used in chemical recovery for regeneration of white liquor in kraft pulping. Slaked (hydrated) lime is used to convert (causticize) sodium carbonate into sodium hydroxide, whereby lime mud (calcium carbonate) precipitates from the solution. Lime mud is dried and reburned in a lime kiln, where burned lime (calcium oxide) is formed. The circle is closed when lime is slaked (hydrated) in green liquor in an exotherm reaction. Problems with traditional slaking method is that heat is recovered at low temperatures. With the method described in this report there is potential to increase heat recovery in the causticizing plant. The forecasted method means that lime is slaked with steam or humid air, for example combined with a lime mud drier and a lime kiln. The task has included slaking of burned lime with steam or humid hot air, on purpose to test a specific machine equipment in pilote scale, and to investigate temperatures and hydratization rates able to reach. Also the lime slaked with steam/humid air should be compared with burned lime slaked in green liquor when green liquor is causticized, and to investigate the dewatering properties of formed lime mud. The target group is pulp and paper industry using the kraft process. The tests have been performed at SMA Svenska Mineral AB plant (lime burning) at Sandarne Sweden in years 2004-2005. Project owner has been the Swedish company Torkapparater AB, and the project is performed inside the 'Vaermeforsk Program for Pulp and Paper Industry 2004-2005'. Other partners, besides SMA Svenska Mineral AB, has been Stora Enso Skoghalls Bruk, Carnot AB, AaF Process AB and KTH Energiprocesser. Hydrated lime of varying slaking rates has been produced at temperatures up to 270 deg C. Caustizicing being performed show that dewatering properties of lime mud formed is quite up to the standard of lime mud from burned lime slaked in green liquor. The apprehension, that the hygroscopic slaked lime should result

  4. 真鲷天然抗性相关巨噬蛋白全长cDNA的克隆与序列分析%Cloning and sequence analysis of Nramp cDNA from Pagrus major

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    徐美瑜; 陈松林; 沙珍霞; 季相山

    2005-01-01

    Natural resistance associated macrophage protein (Nmmp) is an innate resistance protein to intracellular parasites, which is expressed plentifully in macrophage ceils. Nramp has been studied in mouse, human, cattle, rainbow trout and channel catfish.However, tittle was known about the structure of Pagrus major Nramp. In order to get the complete sequence of Pagrus major Nramp, a pair of primer is designed according to a 200bp known sequence of Pagrus major Nramp cDNA. By the use of SMART RACE, the full Nramp of Pagrus major cDNA about 5 000 bp was obtained, including about 200 bp 5' terminal region (UTR),complete encoding region and 3' terminal region. There were 3 ployA signals, which showed many possibilities of cutting at 3' terminal region. The character of Pagrus major Nramp nucleotide sequence and deduced amino acid sequence are analyzed. 12 putative transmembrane(TM) regions, a consensus transport motif (CTM), a predicted protein kinase C phosphroylation site and three predicted N-link glycosylation sites are indicated in its deduced amino acid sequence. The ‘consense transport motif' CTM is located etween TM8 and TM9. Furthermore, a protein kinase C phosphroylation site and three N-link glycosylation sites were predicted. The lignment of amino acid sequences between Pagrus major Nramp cDNA and several animals is analyzed and the deduced amino acid equence of Pagrus major Nrarnp had 77.8%, 83.0%, 82.3%, 80.0%, 81.1%, 60.4%, 70.3%, 58.5%, 69.5% identity ith rainbow trout α(AAD20721), rainbow trout β(AAD20722), channel catfish(AF400108), fathead minnow (AAF01778),common carp (CABal96), mouse 1 ( AAA39838 ), mouse 2 ( AAC42051 ), human 1 ( D50403 ), human 2 ( NP - 0(106(18 ),respectively. The alignment reveals high conservation in TM and CTM regions. Analysis result makes us get familiar with the structure nd character of fish Nramp, furthermore, offers some infonnat/on for the enhancement of immunity of fish and genetic amelioration on fish breeding.

  5. Effect of Qi-protecting powder (Huqi San) on expression of c-jun, c-fos and c-myc in diethylnitrosamine-mediated hepatocarcinogenesis

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    Xia Li; Zheng-Ming Shi; Ping Feng; Zhao-Yang Wen; Xue-Jiang Wang

    2007-01-01

    AIM: To study the inhibitory effect of Huqi San (Qiprotecting powder) on rat prehepatocarcinoma induced by diethylinitrosamine (DEN) by analyzing the mutational activation of c-fos proto-oncogene and over-expression of c-jun and c-myc oncogenes.METHODS: A Solt-Farber two-step test model of prehepatocarcinoma was induced in rats by DEN and 2-acetylaminofluorene (AAF) to investigate the modifying effects of Huqi San on the expression of c-jun, c-fos and c-myc in DEN-mediated hepatocarcinogenesis. Huqi San was made of eight medicinal herbs containing glycoprival granules, in which each milliliter contains 0.38 g crude drugs. γ-glutamy-transpeptidase-isoenzyme (γ-GTase)was determined with histochemical methods. Level of 8-hydroxydeoxyguanosine (OHdG) formed in liver and c-jun, c-fos and c-myc proto-oncogenes were detected by immunohistochemical methods.RESULTS: The level of 8-OHdG, a mark of oxidative DNA damage, was significantly decreased in the liver of rats with prehepatocarcinoma induced by DEN who received 8 g/kg body weight or 4 g/kg body weight Huqi San before (1 wk) and after DEN exposure (4 wk). Huqi Santreated rats showed a significant decrease in number of γ-GT positive foci (P < 0.001, prevention group: 4.96 ±0.72 vs 29.46 ± 2.17; large dose therapeutic group: 7.53± 0.88 vs 29.46 ± 2.17). On the other hand, significant changes in expression of c-jun, c-fos and c-myc were found in Huqi San-treated rats.CONCLUSION: Activation of c-jun, c-fos and c-myc plays a crucial role in the pathogenesis of liver cancer.Huqi San can inhibit the over-expression of c-jun, c-fos and c-myc oncogenes and liver preneolastic lesionsinduced by DEN.

  6. The effects of water rock interaction and the human activities on the occurrence of hexavalent chromium in waters. The case study of the Psachna basin, Central Euboea, Greece.

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    Vasileiou, Eleni; Perraki, Maria; Stamatis, George; Gartzos, Efthimios

    2014-05-01

    High concentrations of heavy metals, particularly of the toxic hexavalent chromium, are recorded in surface and ground waters in many areas, and constitute one of the most severe environmental problems nowadays. The natural genesis of chromium is associated with the geological environment (peridotites and serpentintites). Chromium is structured in many minerals, mainly in spinel (e.g. chromite), in silicate minerals such as phyllosilicate serpentine minerals, chlorite, talc and chain-silicate minerals of pyroxene and amphibole group. Chromium is found in two forms in soils, waters and rocks, the hexavalent and the trivalent one. The relation between Cr(III) and Cr(VI) strongly depends on pH and oxidative properties of the area; however, in most cases, Cr(III) is the dominating variant. The natural oxidation of trivalent to hexavalent chromium can be achieved by manganese oxides, H2O2, O2 gas and oxy-hydroxides of trivalent iron. Anthropogenic factors may also cause the process of chromium's oxidation. In the Psachna basin, Central Euboea, Greece, high concentrations of hexavalent chromium were recently measured in spring- and drill- waters. In this work, we study the effect of the geological environment and of the anthropogenic activities on the water quality with emphasis on chromium. A detailed geochemical, petrological and mineralogical study of rocks and soils was carried out by means of optical microscopy, XRF, XRD and SEM/EDS. Ground and surface water samples were physically characterized and hydrochemically studied by means of ICP and AAF. Combined result evaluation indicates a natural source for the trivalent chromium in waters, attributed to the alteration of Cr-bearing minerals of the ultramafic rocks. However the oxidation of trivalent to hexavalent chromium results from anthropogenic activities, mainly from intensive agricultural activities and the extensive use of fertilizers and pesticides causing nitrate pollution in groundwater. It has been shown

  7. Anthranilic acid-containing cyclic tetrapeptides: at the crossroads of conformational rigidity and synthetic accessibility.

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    Xin, Dongyue; Burgess, Kevin

    2016-06-14

    Each amino acid in a peptide contributes three atom units to main-chains, hence natural cyclic peptides can be 9, 12, 15, …. i.e. 3n membered-rings, where n is the number of amino acids. Cyclic peptides that are 9 or 12-membered ring compounds tend to be hard to prepare because of strain, while their one amino acid homologs (15-membered cyclic pentapeptides) are not conformationally homogeneous unless constrained by strategically placed proline or d-amino acid residues. We hypothesized that replacing one genetically encoded amino acid in a cyclic tetrapeptide with a rigid β-amino acid would render peptidomimetic designs that rest at a useful crossroads between synthetic accessibility and conformational rigidity. Thus this research explored non-proline containing 13-membered ring peptides 1 featuring one anthranilic acid (Anth) residue. Twelve cyclic peptides of this type were prepared, and in doing so the viability of both solution- and solid-phase methods was demonstrated. The library produced contained a complete set of four diastereoisomers of the sequence 1aaf (i.e. cyclo-AlaAlaPheAnth). Without exception, these four diastereoisomers each adopted one predominant conformation in solution; basically these conformations feature amide N-H vectors puckering above and below the equatorial plane, and approximately oriented their N-H[combining low line] atoms towards the polar axis. Moreover, the shapes of these conformers varied in a logical and predictable way (NOE, temperature coefficient, D/H exchange, circular dichroism). Comparisons were made of the side-chain orientations presented by compounds 1aaa in solution with ideal secondary structures and protein-protein interaction interfaces. Various 1aaa stereoisomers in solution present side-chains in similar orientations to regular and inverse γ-turns, and to the most common β-turns (types I and II). Consistent with this, compounds 1aaa have a tendency to mimic various turns and bends at protein

  8. Chemical models for cytochrome P450 as a biomimetic metabolic activation system in mutation assays.

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    Inami, Keiko; Mochizuki, Masataka

    2002-08-26

    DNA damage is a critical factor in carcinogenesis. The Ames assay is a short-term test that screens for DNA-damaging agents. To be detected in the assay, most carcinogens require oxidation by cytochrome P450, a component of the liver homogenate preparation (S9 mix) that is traditionally used to metabolize promutagens to an active form in vitro. A combination of iron(III) porphyrin plus an oxidant activates many promutagens by mimicking cytochrome P450 metabolism. We previously reported that the mutagenicity of the N-nitrosodialkylamines was detected following reaction with tetrakis(pentafluorophenyl)porphyrinatoiron(III) chloride (Fe(F(5)P)Cl) plus tert-butyl hydroperoxide (t-BuOOH), which yielded the same alcohols and aldehydes as the enzymatic reaction. In the present study, to extend the scope of biomimetic models, we tested the mutagenicity of other carcinogens exposed to chemical oxidation systems.We investigated the optimal assay conditions for the models in Salmonella typhimurium TA1538, a strain sensitive to frame-shift mutagens. We activated 2-aminofluorene (AF), benzo[a]pyrene (B[a]P), a tryptophane pyrolysate 3-amino-1-methyl-5H-pyrido[4,3-b]indole (Trp-P-2), and 2-acetylaminofluorene (AAF) with Fe(F(5)P)Cl plus an oxidant-t-BuOOH, m-chloroperoxybenzoic acid (mCPBA), or magnesium monoperoxyphthalate (MPPT)-and we noted the effect of three solvents-acetonitrile (CH(3)CN),1,4-dioxane, and N,N-dimethylformamide (DMF)-on AF activation. All the promutagens became mutagenic in the presence of Fe(F(5)P)Cl plus an oxidant, with the effectiveness of the oxidant varying with the chemical. Aromatic amines, for example, showed the strongest mutagenicity with t-BuOOH whereas polycyclic hydrocarbons showed the strongest mutagenicity with mCPBA. All the promutagens were mutagenic in the presence of Fe(F(5)P)Cl plus MPPT. For AF activation, the order of effectiveness of the solvents was CH(3)CN>1,4-dioxane>DMF. The results suggested that these systems would serve as

  9. 大鼠急性肝损伤后经门静脉自体骨髓单个核细胞移植对宿主凝血机制的影响%Effects of autologous bone marrow mononuclear cell transplantation on the host coagulation sys- tem in rat acute liver injury model

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    刘佰玲; 韩明子; 蒋晶超; 高福来; 胡宗晶

    2011-01-01

    目的 观察经门静脉大鼠自体骨髓单个核细胞移植后是否形成肝内及肝外血栓.方法 应用CCl4/2-AAF制备大鼠急性肝损伤模型,从大鼠骨髓分离骨髓单个核细胞.实验A组:经门静脉注射骨髓单个核细胞0.3 mL/只;B组:经门静脉注射生理盐水0.3 mL/只;分别于移植后两周处死大鼠,取心、肝、肺、脑、肾、脾等组织观察大鼠这些器官有无血栓形成.结果 各器官血栓形成情况:HE染色观察移植后2周心、肝、肺、脑、肾均无血栓形成.结论 通过门静脉移植的骨髓单个核细胞在急性肝损伤的大鼠各个器官均无血栓形成.%Objective To observe whether thrombus formation in intrahepatic and extrahepatic vessels after the transplantation of autologous bone marrow mononuclear cell after acute liver injury. Methods Hepatic injury rat models were established by carbon tetrachloide ( CCl4 ) and adnunistration of 2-acetyminofluorene ( 2-AAF ). Bone marrow mononuclear cells (BMMNC) were isolated from the rat' s bone marrow and transplanted to rats in group A; 3 X 10 BMMNC were injected into the portal vein of the rat models; group B: normal saline was injected as controls. Results Thrombus could not be detected in hearts, livers, lungs, kindys, brains and spleens in rats of group A. Conclusion In rats with acute hepatic injury, transplantion of BMMNC via portal vein is safe in consideration of thrombus formation.

  10. 非插入式结肠水疗法治疗脑卒中患者便秘的效果观察及护理%Effect of non-intrusive colon hydrotherapy on constipation in post-stroke patients

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    陈洁芬; 李绣球; 高彦平

    2011-01-01

    目的:探讨应用非插人式结肠水疗法治疗脑卒中患者便秘的效果,并总结护理要点.方法:对本科室收治的152例脑卒中便秘患者采用非插入式结肠水疗法通便治疗,并给予针对性护理.观察治疗效果.结果:首次通便有效147例.有效率为96.7%;经过25d治疗.治愈48例(31.6%),好转77例(50.6%),无效27例(17.8%),治疗总有效率为82.2%.结论:应用非插入式结肠水疗法能有效解除脑卒中患者便秘症状,治疗过程安全舒适,值得临床推广应用.%Objective To evaluate the effectiveneas of non-intrusive colon hydrotherapy in treating patients with constipation after stroke and to summarize the nursing points. Methods A total of 152 post-stroke patients with constipation were treated by non-intrusive colon hydrotherapy treatment, and a full range of psychological care was provided. The treatment effectiveness was observed. Results The first time laxative effective was 96.7% (147/152). Forty-eight patients (31.6%) were cured 77 patients (50.6%) were improved, and there was no improvement in 27 patients ( 17.8%) after 25 days of hydrotherapy tre8tment, and the total effective rate was 82.2%. Condusion Non-intrusive colon hydrotherapy and corresponding nursing can effectively treat constipation after stroke and the treatment processes were aafe and comfortable, and deserve clinical application.

  11. Guideline for inspection of plant concerning creep below the limit temperature; Stoed vid besiktning av anlaeggningar avseende krypning under graenstemperaturen

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    Storesund, Jan; Bjurstroem, Henrik; Weilin Zang; Andersson-Frejd, Ulf

    2007-12-15

    In an earlier report from Vaermeforsk, Inspecta and AaF mapped the extent of the problem of creep damage in several components of steam systems in power plants, which systems operate at temperatures below the lower limit for creep. Recommendations were issued regarding inspection of components where creep damage may occur. The authorities have issued a new regulation, AFS 2005:3 regarding inspection of pressure vessels, extending the requirement for inspection against creep fracture down to 350 deg C. This extensive inspection and testing is though considered as costly by the plants. A simplified inspection routine has been requested so that status regarding creep in exposed components may be determined at a more reasonable cost. In the present follow-up project, the goal was to provide a more comprehensive basis for the recommendations on methods for identifying exposed components. This has included: Collecting information from the replica tests that have been carried out during 2006 and 2007 as a complement to the documentation in the earlier project; Verifying the usability of analyses of elastic stresses; Additional simulations with FEM with the purpose of identifying critical geometries of components and positions. Information has been gathered from 11 replica inspections during the last two years. Creep damage has been observed in every case. In two of them, micro and macro cracks were observed. Eight of the remaining nine had significant occurrences of creep cavities. Damage has occurred also below 450 deg C, which was hitherto unknown. Excessive temperatures may have occurred in one of the two cases; defects and high system stresses are the probable causes of the other case. Positions where the most severe creep damage was observed were not the same as those with the highest stresses in the elastic stresses analysis. Therefore, components which are prone to damage according to experience, e.g. T-joints, should also be tested, even if the utilisation is

  12. Activin A suppressed hepatic oval cell-mediated liver regeneration in vivo%Activin A抑制卵圆细胞介导肝再生的体内研究

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    陈琳; 周巧丹; 丁则阳; 张伟; 张必翔; 梁慧芳; 陈孝平

    2012-01-01

    Objective To study the inhibitory effect and mechanism of Activin A on hepatic oval cell-mediated liver regeneratioa Methods 2-acetylaminofluorene/partial hepatectomy (2-AAF/PH) o-val cell-mediated liver regeneration model was established. One μg Activin A (Activin A group) or normal saline (control S group) was infused into portal vein immediately after 70 % partial hepatectomy. Animals were sacrificed at 2nd, 4th, 6th, and 9th day after hepatectomy. Liver regeneration rate was measured. Changes in Pan-CK positive oval cell number and nuclear bromodeoxyuridine labeling were detected by using immunohistochemistry. The expression of phosphorylated smad2, p15, and p21 were detected by using Western blotting. Results As compared with control group, the Pan-CK positive number was significantly reduced in Activin A group at 6th and 9th day after hepatectomy,and Brdu labeling nuclear number was reduced in Activin A group at 4th,6th and 9th day after hepatectomy. The liver regeneration rate in Activin A group was lower than in control group. Higher levels of phosphorylated smad2,p15 and p21 were detected in Activin A group. Conclusion Activin A could suppress o-val cell-mediated liver regeneration through smad pathway-dependent up-regulation of p15 and p21.%目的 研究Activin A对卵圆细胞介导肝再生的抑制作用及其机制.方法 建立2-乙酰胺基芴/部分肝切除卵圆细胞介导肝再生模型,肝切除后立即经门静脉注射1 μg Activin A(Activin A组),或生理盐水(对照组).肝切除后不同时间点取肝脏标本检测卵圆细胞增殖及肝再生率和磷酸化smad2,p15和p21的表达.结果 Activin A组肝脏中卵圆细胞的增殖及肝再生率均明显低于对照组;Activin A组肝脏中smad2的磷酸化水平及p15,p21的表达水平均高于对照组.结论 Activin A可以通过smad信号通路抑制卵圆细胞介导的肝再生.

  13. Incidence of tinnitus in mp3 player users Incidência de zumbido em usuários de estéreos pessoais

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    Ricardo Rodrigues Figueiredo

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Exposure to loud noise is one of the main causes of tinnitus. AIM: To analyze the incidence of tinnitus in mp3 player users and non-users. MATERIAL AND METHOD: One hundred subjects aged from 15 to 30 years were enrolled, 54 of them were regular mp3 player users and 46 were not. Patients with continuous tinnitus for at least 6 months completed the Tinnitus Handicap Inventory (THI and were tested with high frequency audiometry and transient-evoked otoacoustic emissions (TAOE. STUDY DESIGN: A cross-sectional cohort study. RESULTS: The incidence of tinnitus in non-users was about 8 %; in mp3 player users it was about 28 %, a statistically significant difference. Hearing thresholds at 8kHz were significantly higher in tinnitus patients that used mp3 portable players.TAOE were reduced at 2 kHz in the users group. No statistically significant difference was found in the THI scores between the two groups. CONCLUSION: Tinnitus was more frequent in teenagers and young adults who regularly listen to mp3 music in players. Moreover, the incidence of tinnitus among mp3 player users was associated with higher hearing thresholds at 8 kHz and lower TOAE at 2 kHz.Uma das principais causas de zumbido é a exposição a ruído. OBJETIVO: Comparar a incidência de zumbido entre usuários e não usuários de estéreos pessoais. MATERIAL E MÉTODO: Cem indivíduos entre 15 e 30 anos foram recrutados, 54 deles usuários regulares de estéreos pessoais e 46 não-usuários. Pacientes com zumbido preencheram a versão validada para o português brasileiro do Tinnitus Handicap Inventory (THI. Todos foram submetidos à audiometria de altas frequências (AAF e otoemissões acústicas transientes (OEAT. DESENHO CIENTÍFICO: Estudo de coorte contemporânea com corte transversal. RESULTADOS: A incidência de zumbido entre os usuários de estéreos pessoais foi significativamente maior (aproximadamente 28% x 8%. Os limiares auditivos em 8 kHz foram maiores nos portadores de

  14. Three dimensional computer simulation for NO{sub x} emission in Oestrand recovery boiler

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    Tao Lixin [Royal Inst. of Tech., Stockholm (Sweden). Dept. of Metallurgy

    2000-05-01

    This report presents the results achieved in a research project (no. 663021) financed by NUTEK and AAFORSK. The objective of this project is to develop and validate a proper NO{sub x} model for black liquor recovery boilers. The project has been carried out through a close co-operation between the division of Heat and Furnace Technology at KTH, the combustion chemistry research group at Aabo Akademi University in Finland and AaF Energikonsult Stockholm AB. As a result from this project, a NO{sub x} model is developed as a new component in the general framework of the recovery boiler model: STAR-RBM. STAR-RBM is a fundamental three-dimensional computer model for the simulation of the flow, heat transfer, combustion and NO{sub x} emission in a black liquor recovery boiler. It is constructed around a general-purpose Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) package: STAR-CD. In this report, a three-dimensional numerical simulation for NO{sub x} emission in Oestrand recovery boiler is described and discussed. The NO{sub x} model developed in this project considers the NO formation from fuel-NO and thermal-NO mechanisms. The fuel-NO mechanism is proposed by Aabo Akademi University. It is assumed that the fuel nitrogen in black liquor is released via either devolatilization or char combustion. It has been found by laboratory studies that approximately 70% of the fuel nitrogen is released during devolatilization, mainly as NH{sub 3} and N{sub 2}. The overall gas phase reactions for fuel-NO chemistry is based on that of Mitchell and Tarbell. It has been found in this work that the kinetic rates of the fuel-NO reactions are generally higher than the rate of turbulence mixing. Thus, the eddy dissipation concept proposed by Magnussen and Hjertager is applied to calculate the rate of fuel-NO formation. The thermal-NO mechanism is based on an extended Zeldovich mechanism. Invoking a steady-state approximation for N-atom and assuming that the O-atom concentration may be calculated from

  15. Mitsuda's reactions: induced by BCG in the normal Rhesus ("Macacca mulatta"

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    M. J. Pereira Filho

    1955-12-01

    the repetition of the tests, even though the intensity of the reaction always remains the same. This precocious reaction (Fernandez type occurs both shortly and long time after the application of the BCG. Its precocity depends not of the antigen only because the first Mitsuda's reaction after the BCG application occurs after some time and seems not influenced by the control lepromin test effected on the Rhesus before the BCG. 5 On the control group, the animals which received a.a.f. bacilli suspensions (Mycobacterium sp.; M. avium, and M. smegmatis, did not show reverseals of the Mitsuda's reaction. Two Rhesus, however, which received dead BCG (120ºC autoclave 1 hour, one intradermically (0.006 g and the other orally (1.2 g, did both present reversals of the Mitsuda's reaction, with weak positivity (+. In all animals of the control-group, the allergic reactions were found negative. 6 Strong local inflammatory reactions were observed in the Rhesus that had received living BCG by intradermal via, and in the one submitted to multipunctures, there occurred the formation of a large caseous abcess. 7 The allergic tuberculinic and infratuberculinic reactions appeared dissociated from the Mitsuda's reactions: sometimes they are more precocious, occurring before of the lepromin test; on other occasions they disappear, when the Mitsuda's reactions still persist; and finally, they may be absent, when the latter occur, especially after the oral application of the BCG. 8 In Rhesus which received BCG by testicular and peritonela via, in the infratuberculinic test (0.1 ml of total BCG extract, besides the classic answer, which occurs between 48 and 96 hours, one could observe a delayed answer (15 to 20 days, represented by a non-erythematous nodule, which persists for 11-14 days.

  16. 离轴抛物面镜对超短激光脉冲紧聚焦特性的研究%Focusing property for ultra-short pulse laser reflected by off-axis parabolic mirrors

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    刘作业; 李露; 胡碧涛

    2012-01-01

    In order to study the dependence of the focus on the quality of the femtosecond laser beam, the tighten focusing of the femtosecond laser beam reflected by a 90° off-axis parabolic mirror was studied experimentally and theoretically trough the classical geometrical optical model. The obtained theoretical and experimental results indicate that the peak power density of the laser spot will reduce by half when the declination reaches 3mrad. Simultaneously the optical path difference resulted from incident angle causes time broadening of the spot on the target surface and impairs the focal spot intensity to some degrees. A 3TW Ti: sapphire laser system was adopted in the present work. The best focal spot obtained in the present work with aaf/\\ off-axis parabolic mirror is 5. 6μm ×5. 4μm and the peak power density is 3. 83×1017W/cm2 and 1. 23 ×1019W/cm2 for 3mJ and 96mJ ultra-short pulse laser separately. The study of the tighten focusing for ultra-short laser pulse reflected by 90° off-axis parabolic mirror. This research provides important information for the study on the interactions between the femtosecond laser pulses and solid, gas, clusters and so on.%为了研究超短激光脉冲光束质量对焦斑的影响,采用经典的几何模型进行了理论模拟分析,并实验研究了离轴90°抛物面镜的飞秒激光光束的紧聚焦特性.由理论分析和实验结果可知,当入射失准角为3 mrad时,将从空间上使焦斑峰值功率密度减半,失准角的存在将引起到达靶面的激光脉冲的时间展宽从而降低焦斑峰值功率密度;利用3TW钛宝石飞秒激光系统,通过f/1离轴90°抛物面镜对激光束进行紧聚焦,得到最佳焦斑尺寸为5.6μm×5.4μm,对应于3mJ和96mJ的飞秒脉冲激光光束的焦斑峰值功率密度分别为3.83×1017W/cm2和1.23×1019W/cm2.结果表明,该研究为开展激光与固体、气体、团簇等物质相互作用的相关实验提供了重要的参考.

  17. Airborne hygrometer calibration inter-comparison against a metrological water vapour standard

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    Smorgon, Denis; Boese, Norbert; Ebert, Volker

    2014-05-01

    Water vapour is the most important atmospheric greenhouse gas, which causes a major feedback to warming and other changes in the climate system. Knowledge of the distribution of water vapour and its climate induced changes is especially important in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere (UT/LS) where vapour plays a critical role in atmospheric radiative balance, cirrus cloud formation, and photochemistry. But, our understanding of water in the UT/LS is limited by significant uncertainties in current UT/LS water measurements. One of the most comprehensive inter-comparison campaigns for airborne hygrometers, termed AQUAVIT (AV1) [1], took place in 2007 at the AIDA chamber at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany. AV1 was a well-defined, referred, blind inter-comparison of 22 airborne field instruments from 17 international research groups. One major metrological deficit of AV1, however, was, that no traceable reference instrument participated in the inter-comparison experiments and that the calibration procedures of the participating instruments were not monitored or interrogated. Consequently a follow-up inter-comparison was organized in April 2013, which for the first time also provides a traceable link to the international humidity scale. This AQUAVIT2 (AV2) campaign (details see: http://www.imk-aaf.kit.edu/aquavit/index.php/Main_Page) was again located at KIT/AIDA and organised by an international organizing committee including KIT, PTB, FZJ and others. Generally AV2 is divided in two parallel comparisons: 1) AV2-A uses the AIDA chamber for a simultaneous comparison of all instruments (incl. sampling and in-situ instruments) over a broad range of conditions characteristic for the UT/LS; 2) AV2-B, about which this paper is reporting, is a sequential comparison of selected hygrometers and (when possible) their reference calibration infrastructures by means of a chilled mirror hygrometer traced back to the primary National humidity standard

  18. 不同移植途径对大鼠骨髓干细胞迁移至肝脏及分化的影响%Study on migration and differentiation of rat bone marrow stem cells to hepatocytes under three different routes of transplantation

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    耿莹; 韩明子; 洪钰; 金世柱; 孙立影

    2008-01-01

    Objective To observe the migration and differentiation of rat bone rnarmw stem cells to liver under three different routes of transplantation.Methods Intragastric administration was taken to 30 SD rats with CCl4-AAF by which the acute hepatic injured models were made.Bone marrow mononuclear cells which were lsolated from bone marrow with lymphocyte separating medium were labeled by PKH26.The rats were divided into 3 groups.The rats in portal vein-transDlanted group anesthetized were autotransplanted with 0.4 ml bone marrow stem cells suspension via portal vein.The rats in tail vein-transplanted group were autotransplanted with 0.4 ml bone marrow stam cells suspenslon via tail vein.The central sections were made on the abdomen of the rats in hepatic artery-transplanted group to expose the hepatic artery.The distal end of the gastroduodenal arterv was ligated and the blood flow of the common hepatic artery was cut by clamp 0.4 ml bone marrow stem cells suspension was injected In front of ligation of the gastroduodenal artery.Two weeks after transPlantion,the liver tissues were taken from the rats of every group and cut into frozen sections.The immunohistochemistry staining by fluorescein isothiocyanate was done to the sections for detection of the PKH26-labeled cells and the expression of albumin and CK18.Results Red fluorescence of PKH26 in the sections of every group was observed.The number of PKH26-labeled cells in the liver of portal vein-transplanted group,tail vein-transplanted group and hepatic artery-transplanted group was(58.0±2.67),(57.8±3.04)and(58.3±3.52)respectively.There was no significant difference between the groups(P>0.05).The sections in every group expressed albumin and CK18(green fluorescence).The cells expressing red and green fluorescence at the same time were observed under fluorescence microscope(the yellow fluorescence=red fluorescence+the green fluorescence).Conclusion Under injured liver status,bone marrow stem cells of three groups

  19. Identification and Expression of the yellow Gene Family in Aedes aegypti%埃及伊蚊yellow基因家族的鉴别和表达谱分析

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    颜凤; 吕清巧; 程金芝; 牟小会; 翟慧; 杨迅; 商正玲; 吴家红

    2016-01-01

    目的 筛选并鉴定埃及伊蚊(Aedes aegypti)全基因组中的ellow基因,分析其基因结构、基因进化以及在不同发育时期和不同组织的表达谱.方法 运用模式昆虫黑腹果蝇(Drosophila melanogaster)Dm-yellow基因(GenBank登录号为AAF45497)王浆主蛋白(MRJP)结构域氨基酸序列,在埃及伊蚊全基因组数据库中筛选并鉴定埃及伊蚊yellow基因家族,采用ExPASy在线相关工具包分析其理化性质和结构域,运用SignalP4.1预测信号肽,结合使用DNAstar、MAGA6.0和GeneDoc软件包进行同源性比对、保守性分析和系统进化树构建.提取埃及伊蚊总RNA,合成cDNA,利用实时荧光定量PCR (qRT-PCR)法对埃及伊蚊不同发育时期(卵、Ⅰ~Ⅳ龄幼虫、蛹以及未吸血雌蚊和雄蚊)和未吸血雌蚊不同组织(唾液腺、中肠、脂肪体和卵巢)的ellow基因表达谱进行相对定量分析.结果 从埃及伊蚊全基因组中筛选出12条yellow基因(Aa-yellow、Aa-yellow-b、Aa-ellow-c、Aa-yellow-d、Aa-yellow-e、Aa-yellow-f2、Aa-yellow-fb、Aa-yellow-fc、Aa-yellow-g、Aa-yellow-g2、Aa-yellow-h 和Aa-yellow-x).生物信息学分析结果显示,12条ellow基因均具有MRJP结构域和信号肽序列.同源性比对结果显示,埃及伊蚊ellow基因家族成员间同源性较低,为15%~49%;但其保守域间同源性较高,可达60%.系统进化树分析结果显示,12个YELLOW蛋白分为5个亚家族,其中11个在黑腹果蝇中均有直系同源蛋白存在.qRT-PCR结果显示,Aa-yellow-d和Aa-yellow-x在雄蚊中高表达(P<0.01或P<0.05),相对表达量分别为0.018 9和0.023 5;Aa-yellow-fc在雌蚊和唾液腺中特异高表达(P<0.01),相对表达量分别为0.024 8和0.034 9;Aa-yellow-f2在Ⅱ龄幼虫中特异高表达(P<0.01),相对表达量为0.093 4;Aa-yellow、Aa-yellow-e和Aa-yellow-fb在Ⅲ龄幼虫中特异高表达(P<0.01),相对表达量分别为0.562 1、0.004 4和0.008 4;Aa-yellow、Aa-yellow-e、Aa-yellow-f2

  20. Aespoe Hard Rock Laboratory. Sensor Data Report No 23

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    Goudarzi, Reza; Johannesson, Lars-Erik (Clay Technology AB (Sweden))

    2010-11-15

    The Prototype Repository Test consists of two sections. The installation of the first Section of Prototype Repository was made during summer and autumn 2001 and Section 2 was installed in spring and summer 2003. This report presents data from measurements in the Prototype Repository during the period 20010917-20100601. The report is organized so that the actual measured results are shown in Appendix 1-10, where Appendix 8 deals with measurements of canister displacements (by AITEMIN), Appendix 9 deals with geo-electric measurements in the backfill (by GRS), Appendix 10 deals with stress and strain measurement in the rock (by AaF) and Appendix 11 deals with measurement of water pressure in the rock (by VBB/VIAK). The main report and Appendix 1-7 deal with the rest of the measurements. Section 1. The following measurements are made in the bentonite in each of the two instrumented deposition holes in Section 1 (1 and 3): Temperature is measured in 32 points, total pressure in 27 points, pore water pressure in 14 points and relative humidity in 37 points. Temperature is also measured by all relative humidity gauges. Every measuring point is related to a local coordinate system in the deposition hole. The following measurements are made in the backfill in Section 1. Temperature is measured in 20 points, total pressure in 18 points, pore water pressure in 23 points and relative humidity in 45 points. Temperature is also measured by all relative humidity gauges. Furthermore, water content is measured by an electric chain in one section. Every measuring point is related to a local coordinate system in the tunnel. The following measurements are made on the surface of the canisters in Section 1: Temperature is measured every meter along two fiber optic cables. Furthermore, displacements of the canister in hole 3 are measured with 6 gauges. The following measurements are made in the rock in Section 1: Temperature is measured in 37 points in boreholes in the floor. Water

  1. Quantitative analysis of histological structure of umbilical cord vein for assessing the feasibility as arteriole transplantation substitute%脐带静脉组织结构的定量分析评估其替代小动脉移植材料的可行性

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    李文春; 王军; 唐杰; 黄铁柱

    2005-01-01

    组间均有显著的增加(24~27周,28~32周,33~36周,37~40周,41~42周中膜厚分别为0.186,0.203,0.237,0.264,0.268 mm,F=133.35,P<0.01;外径分别为1.861,1.962,2.303,2.464,2.465 mm,F=37.35,P<0.01).②不同胎龄脐带静脉的显微结构成分:从24~40周,随胎龄增加,脐带静脉中膜弹性纤维含量逐渐增多,胶原纤维的含量及胶原纤维/弹性纤维比值逐渐减少.③不同段脐带静脉的显微结构成分:弹性纤维的含量近段比远段多(10.16,6.36Aa%,F=5.77~12.3,P<0.05),由近段到远段胶原纤维/弹性纤维比值逐渐增大(F=7.63~13.4,P<0.05).结论:①脐带静脉具有与普通中等动脉相似的结构,37~40周脐带静脉管壁的胶原纤维、弹性纤维含量适中,既能承载一定的应力,又有较大的扩张能力,还富含平滑肌,具备收缩能力.②在血管移植时,以选用37~40周脐带静脉为佳,且近段顺应性优于远段,可适时选用,以利于脐带静脉移植于动脉后,能很快适应动脉的力学环境,提高移植后的远期通畅率.%BACKGROUND: The therapeutic effect of vascular diseases has long been restrained because of lack of optimal transplantation substitutes. Although artificial aorta substitution has been achieved with engineering technology, optimal artificial substitutes for arterioles are not yet available.OBJECTIVE: To observe the geometric morphology and microstructure of umbilical cord vein (UCV) of different sections from fetuses of different gestational age, aiming to explore the feasibility of UCV as arteriole transplantation substitute.DESIGN: Grouping-controlled study.SETTING: Medical Biomechanics Laboratory of Yunyang Medical College.MATERIALS: This experiment was performed in the Medical Biomechanics Laboratory of Yunyang Medical College from September 2001 to July 2004. Totally 50 UCVs were obtained from fetuses that were naturally aborted or delivered at gestational 24-42 weeks in the Gynecological and Obstetric Department of Taihe Hospital (Shiyan