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A Gram-negative, psychrophilic, motile, rod-shaped bacterium, designated strain 20188(T), was isolated from marine samples collected from the Arctic (7 degrees 00' 24'' N 16 degrees 59' 37'' W), and was identified taxonomically by means of a polyphasic study. On the basis of 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity, strain 20188(T) was closely related to members(More)
PURPOSE To analyze the significance of the number of metastatic lymph nodes on survival with and without the addition of prophylactic postoperative radiotherapy (RT) after radical resection of thoracic esophageal carcinoma. METHODS AND MATERIALS A total of 549 thoracic esophageal squamous cell cancer patients who had undergone radical resection were(More)
In this study, we isolated and characterized bacterial strains from ancient (Neogene) permafrost sediment that was permanently frozen for 3.5 million years. The sampling site was located at Mammoth Mountain in the Aldan river valley in Central Yakutia in Eastern Siberia. Analysis of phospolipid fatty acids (PLFA) demonstrated the dominance of bacteria over(More)
Strain 78-123T was isolated from a sample of a bird's nest situated on the bank of Qiongtailan River in the region of Tuomuer Peak of Tianshan Mountain in the Xin-jiang Uygur Autonomous Region in north-western China. Phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity showed that strain 78-123T was related to members of the genus Pseudomonas.(More)
A Gram-negative, aerobic bacterium, designated strain BZ26(T), was isolated from hydrocarbon-contaminated soil. The strain was psychrophilic, showing good growth over a temperature range of 1-20 degrees C. Phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA gene sequences showed that strain BZ26(T) was related to members of the genus Dyadobacter and had highest 16S(More)
A novel psychrotolerant, Gram-negative, motile bacterium, designated strain 328(T), was isolated from sea-ice samples collected off the Canadian Basin of the Arctic Ocean (7 degrees 23' 14'' N 14 degrees 06' 55'' W). Strain 328(T) was able to grow at 0-37 degrees C, with optimum growth at 25-27 degrees C. It possessed phosphatidylethanolamine and(More)
Early stage lung cancer detection is the first step toward successful clinical therapy and increased patient survival. Clinicians monitor cancer progression by profiling tumor cell proteins in the blood plasma of afflicted patients. Blood plasma, however, is a difficult cancer protein assessment medium because it is rich in albumins and heterogeneous(More)
A novel psychrophilic, yellow-pigmented and obligate aerobic bacterium, strain 0499(T), was isolated from the China No.1 glacier. Strain 0499(T) displayed the common phenotypic and chemotaxonomic features of the genus Flavobacterium, containing menaquinone-6 (MK-6) as the major quinone and C(15 : 0), iso-C(15 : 0), C(17 : 1)omega6c and summed feature 3(More)
We detected tumor-associated aberrant hypermethylation of the p16 gene in plasma DNA from 105 non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients (65 squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and 40 adenocarcinoma (ADC)) and 92 matched tumor DNA samples, using a modified semi-nested methylation-specific PCR (MSP). This technique increased the sensibility of detecting p16(More)
AIM To identify the differentially secreted proteins or polypeptides associated with tumorigenesis of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) from serum and to find potential tumor secreted biomarkers. METHODS Proteins from human ESCC tissue and its matched adjacent normal tissue; pre-surgery and post-surgery serum; and pre-surgery and normal control(More)