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A 4.20-kb SspI fragment from Bacillus thuringiensis G03 was cloned and sequenced. Sequencing analysis revealed two complete open reading frames (ORF; tzw1 and tzw2), and one incomplete ORF (tzw3) (GenBank accession no. EU293887). Tzw1 encodes a putative nonribosomal peptide synthetase with thiolation and condensation domains localized at the C-termini,(More)
A hydro-mechanic model was put forward to study the fundamental nature of acupuncture meridians. The basic state of low hydraulic resistance was tested on humans and mini pigs using three methods. The first, a modified Guyton's method, proved that there was lower hydraulic resistance on meridians compared with nonmeridians. The second scanning method(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the effects on the body surface of different kinds of placebo/sham acupuncture with that of traditional needling sensation acupuncture. METHODS Point Neiguan (PC 6) of 29 healthy subjects, 19 males and 10 females, was stimulated with needling sensation, shallow, placebo and deep acupuncture at the non-acupoint. After stimulation with(More)
The specificity of acupuncture points (acupoints) is one of the key concepts in traditional acupuncture theory, but the question of whether there is adequate scientific evidence to prove or disprove specificity has been vigorously debated in recent years. Laterality, or the tendency for acupoints on the right or left side of the body to produce different(More)
Human activity recognition is still a challenging problem in particular environment. In this paper, we propose a novel method based on wearable sensors to effectively recognize the short-time human activity. Our proposed method is based on two stages: First stage, constructing an over-complete pattern library which includes different patterns of short-time(More)
A recombinant plasmid pSTK-3A containing cry3Aa7 gene encoding a coleopteran-specific insecticidal protein was constructed and introduced into wild Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. aizawai G03, which contained cry1Aa, cry1Ac, cry1Ca, and cry2Ab genes and was highly toxic to lepidopteran insect pests. The genetically engineered strain were named G033A. Sodium(More)
Extracellular matrix (ECM) of myocardium plays an important role to maintain a multilayered helical architecture of cardiomyocytes. In this study, we have characterized the structural and biomechanical properties of porcine myocardial ECM. Fresh myocardium were decellularized in a rotating bioreactor using 0.1 % sodium dodecyl sulfate solution. Masson's(More)
Meridian theory is a major part of Chinese medicine and has guided acupuncture and clinical practice for thousands of years. Meridian theory describes many important concepts about the rules of human body function and regulation, but has comparatively huge differences with the basic concepts of modern medicine. These differences have caused deep concern and(More)
Childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths among children. Two recent genome-wide association studies and several replicated studies have provided convincing evidence that inherited genetic variation in ARID5B contributes to childhood ALL predisposition. In the present study, we performed a meta-analysis to(More)