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OBJECTIVE To investigate the clinicopathological features and prognosis of 22 cases of central neurocytoma (CNC), representing 0.48% of a series of 4 528 patients undergoing biopsy for central nervous system tumors. METHODS The histopathological, ultrastructral, immunohistochemical and clinical features of CNC were studied by electron microscopic(More)
A heat-stable sarcosine oxidase produced by Bacillus sp. BSD-8 (SOX) had been studied and its complete gene sequence, which contained 1,164 bp nucleotides and encoded a protein of 387 amino acids, was obtained by DNA Walking method. The sox gene was cloned and functionally overexpressed in E. coli and the recombinant SOX (rSOX) was purified to homogeneity,(More)
Ovarian cancer is one of the most lethal female malignancies and epigenetic abnormalities are thought to play a vital role in the pathogenesis, development and progression of ovarian cancer. Our goal was to investigate whether the combination of trichostatin A (TSA) and 5-aza-2'-deoxycytidine (decitabine) was superior to single agent on tumorigenicity of(More)
Zinc-finger protein 217 (ZNF217), a candidate oncogene on 20q13.2, can lead cultured human ovarian and mammary epithelial cells to immortalization, which indicates selective expression of ZNF217 affecting 20q13 amplification during critical early stages of cancer progression. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that ZNF217 is a key factor in regulating(More)
Zinc-finger protein 217 (ZNF217), which is overexpressed during cancer progression, can promote tumor cell immortalization. To examine the function of ZNF217, a global expression profile was carried out using Affymetrix Gene Chip analysis with HG-U133 plus 2.0 arrays in the ovarian cancer cell line HO-8910 after silencing of the ZNF217 gene. The results(More)
Peptide:N-glycosidase (PNGase) F, the first PNGase identified in prokaryotic cells, catalyzes the removal of intact asparagine-linked oligosaccharide chains from glycoproteins and/or glycopeptides. Since its discovery in 1984, PNGase F has remained as the sole prokaryotic PNGase. Recently, a novel gene encoding a protein with a predicted PNGase domain was(More)
An Elizabethkingia meningoseptica infection was detected at the end stage of a patient with T-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. The complete genome of this isolated strain, FMS-007, was generated in one contig with a total size of 3,938,967 bp. A preliminary screening indicated that the genome contains drug resistance genes to aminoglycosides and β-lactams. A(More)
PURPOSE To explore the pathological changes of retinal ganglion cell apoptosis and its relation to the value of glutamate concentration in vitreous body after explosive injury of eyeballs in the rabbits. METHOD Similar explosive injury models of eyeballs in 10 adult grey rabbits were made. The rabbits were killed on scheduled time. The retinal tissues of(More)
We purified a sarcosine oxidase from Bacillus sp. strain BSD-8 isolated from soil. We purified the enzyme by ammonium sulfate precipitation, DEAE-cellulose, Toyopearl hydrophobic and Sephadex G-75 molecular sieve chromatography and characterized the purified sarcosine oxidase. This sarcosine oxidase was a flavin enzyme containing a noncovalently bound(More)
This paper presents a low-cost community healthcare kiosk, which is used in public areas and developed to help people on daily healthcare and long-term chronic disease monitoring. This kiosk integrates some low-cost biological devices and controls them with a built-in industrial computer. A touch-screen based Graphic User Interface and a remote service(More)