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The mae1 gene of the yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe was identified on the basis of its ability to complement a mutant defective in the transport of malic acid. Analysis of the DNA sequence revealed an open reading frame of 1314 base pairs, encoding a polypeptide of 438 amino acids with a predicted molecular weight of 49 kDa. A hydropathy profile of the(More)
Deacidification of grape musts is crucial for the production of well-balanced wines, especially in colder regions of the world. The major acids in wine are tartaric and malic acid. Saccharomyces cerevisiae cannot degrade malic acid efficiently due to the lack of a malate transporter and the low substrate affinity of its malic enzyme. We have introduced(More)
PURPOSE Surgical debridement is the therapy of choice in advanced stages of bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaws (BRONJ). However, the therapy is currently only loosely standardized because no suitable imaging modalities exist. This study aims to redress this by exploring the suitability and reproducibility of applying a fluorescence-guided bone(More)
Mandibular reconstruction with a fibular free flap has become standard in specialised centres for head and neck reconstruction, particularly for defects with more than one osteotomy that are challenging even for experienced surgeons. Virtual surgical planning is a potential tool to facilitate harvesting of the fibula and the osteostomy. The purpose of this(More)
Quantum point contacts are narrow, one-dimensional constrictions usually patterned in a two-dimensional electron system, for example by applying voltages to local gates. The linear conductance of a point contact, when measured as function of its channel width, is quantized in units of GQ = 2e(2)/h, where e is the electron charge and h is Planck's constant.(More)
BACKGROUND Mucosal grafts from the hard palate for reconstruction of the posterior lamella of the upper eyelid were compared for three different indications. The plastic reconstruction of the upper eyelid was carried out in patients with symblepharon and upper eyelid entropion following an autoimmune disease, in patients with subtotal or total upper eyelid(More)
PURPOSE To date, the therapy of bisphosphonate-associated osteonecrosis of the jaws (BONJ) has been hampered by the lack of imaging modalities that enable the extent of necrosis to be visualized. This study aims to demonstrate the feasibility of tetracycline fluorescence guided bone resection in the surgical management of BONJ. PATIENTS AND METHODS(More)
The objective of the study was to find out if human amniotic membrane could be used for corrective surgery after trauma to the orbital wall. Because of its proposed antiadhesive qualities, it seemed to be potentially suitable. We studied 8 men (mean age 37 (range 19-74) years) who had deficient ocular movement after fractures of the orbital floor. Five of(More)
Antimicrobial peptides (AMP) defend epithelial surfaces against pathological micro-organisms. We know of no comparison of their expression between the oral mucosa and extraoral epithelium, but knowledge of differences in their quantities is of interest, possibly as a starting point for new treatments. Expression of AMP human beta-defensin (hBD)-1/-2/-3 and(More)
(a) (b) Fig. 1 Illustration of a (a) double-gate FinFET with a oxide hard mask on top of the fin and a (b) tri-gate FinFET without a hard mask. Abstract— A study of designing FinFET-based SRAM cells using a compact model is reported. Parameters for a multi-gate FET compact model, BSIM-MG are extracted from fabricated n-type and p-type SOI FinFETs. Local(More)