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The aim of this study was to analyse epigenetic (specifically, DNA methylation) change in testes induced by maternal exposure to di-2-(ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) in mice. Testicular dysgenesis syndrome was induced in foetuses by maternal exposure to DEHP. High-performance liquid chromatography was performed to analyse DNA methylation status, and(More)
An endophytic fungus, strain L18, isolated from the medicinal plant Curcuma wenyujin Y.H. Chen et C. Ling was identified as Chaetomium globosum Kunze based on morphological characteristics and sequence data for the internal transcribed spacer (ITS-5.8S-ITS2) of the nuclear ribosomal DNA. A new metabolite named chaetoglobosin X (1), together with three known(More)
Abstract—State feedback control synthesis problems for a class of polynomial nonlinear systems are investigated in this paper. Less conservative sufficient conditions to achieve the closed-loop stability with or without H∞ performance are formulated in terms of state dependent matrix inequalities. By introducing additional matrix variables, we succeed in(More)
Cellular response to estrogen is mediated both by estrogen receptor (ER) binding to estrogen response element (ERE) and by non-nuclear actions like activation of signal transducing pathways. The main aims are to study if PI3K/Akt signaling pathway can be activated by 17beta-estradiol (E2) via non-nuclear action and to investigate the relationship of the(More)
A novel 'white' laccase was purified from the deuteromycete fungus, Myrothecium verrucaria NF-05, which was a high laccase-producing strain (40.2 U·ml(-1) on the thirteenth day during fermentation). SDS-PAGE and native-PAGE revealed a single band with laccase activity corresponding to a molecular weight of approximately 66 kDa. The enzyme had three copper(More)
Integrin-linked kinase (ILK), an intracellular protein with serine/threonine protein kinase activities, plays a key role in integrin mediated cell-excellular matrix interactions, regulating cell proliferation, apoptosis, differentiation, and migration. ILK has been implicated in the development and progression in several malignancies. However, the role of(More)
BACKGROUND Over the past two decades, major epidemics of hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) have occurred throughout most of the West-Pacific Region countries, causing thousands of deaths among children. However, few studies have examined potential determinants of the incidence of HFMD. METHODS Reported HFMD cases from 2912 counties in China were(More)
Thirteen pure strains that possessed high methyl red (MR)-decolorizing ability were isolated from dye-contaminated water. Each isolate was identified by 16S rDNA sequencing. The results reveal that all of the isolated strains were facultative anaerobic bacteria. Two novel bacterial consortia (AE and AN), which could decolorize MR under aerobic and anaerobic(More)
To bridge the widening gap between computation requirements and communication efficiency faced by gigascale heterogeneous multi-processor SoCs in the upcoming billiontransistor era, a new on-chip communication system, dubbed Wireless Network-on-Chip (WNoC), is proposed by using the recently developed RF interconnection. With the uniqueness of wireless(More)
The aim of this meta-analysis was to determine the nature of the association between TNF 238 G/A polymorphism and the risk for T2D. We searched databases updated on January 2009 for all publications on the association between this variation and T2D. Data on genotypes and the numbers of cases and controls were assessed using Review Manager 4.2. Meta-analysis(More)