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The diversity and distribution of bacterial and archaeal communities in four different water flooding oil reservoirs with different geological properties were investigated using 16S rDNA clone library construction method. Canonical correspondence analysis was used to analyze microbial community clustering and the correlation with environmental factors. The(More)
Chemical investigation on the soft coral Sarcophyton sp. collected from the South China Sea yielded three new polyhydroxylated steroids, compounds (1-3), together with seven known ones (4-10). Their structures were established by extensive spectroscopic methods and comparison of their data with those of the related known compounds. All the isolates(More)
Insulin-like growth factor 2 mRNA-binding protein 3 (IMP3) is reported to be re-expressed in malignant tumors and can regulate the expression of multiple genes related to tumor invasion. CD44 standard isoform (CD44s) has been reported to play an important role in facilitating tumor invasion. In this text, we investigate the regulatory function of IMP3 on(More)
Fast-track (FT) programs have been applied in colorectal surgery for years. But in liver surgery, role of FT programs has not been fully established. So, a perspective study was performed in our center. A total of 297 hepatocellular carcinoma patients were randomized into FT and non-FT (NFT) group (n = 135 and 162, respectively) according to perioperative(More)
OBJECTIVE Vitamin D may have protective effects against type 1 diabetes (T1D). However, the results of current cross-sectional studies have been inconsistent. We aimed to examine the association of serum vitamin D and T1D by conducting a meta-analysis. METHODS Multiple databases were searched until April 2014 to identify relevant studies. The search term(More)
Strain NX02(T), a Gram-negative, non-spore-forming, rod-shaped bacterium, was isolated from soil, and its taxonomic position was investigated using a polyphasic approach. Chemotaxonomic analysis revealed that strain NX02(T) possessed Q-10 as the predominant ubiquinone, sym-homospermidine as the major polyamine and C(18 : 1)omega7c, C(16 : 0) and C(14 : 0)(More)
Seven new compounds, named coelovirins A-G (1-7), along with fourteen known constituents were isolated from the rhizomes of Coeloglossom viride var. bracteatum (Orchidaceae). On the basis of chemical and spectroscopic methods, including 2D-NMR techniques, the structures of new compounds were elucidated as(More)
Biostimulation of petroleum reservoir to improve oil recovery has been conducted in a large number of oilfields. However, the roles and linkages of organic nutrients, inorganic salts and oxygen content during biostimulation have not been effectively elucidated. Therefore, we investigated the relationships between carbon source, nitrogen source, phosphorus(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is an important cause of cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. The major challenges for current therapies are the low efficacy of current drugs and the occurrence of drug resistant HBV mutations. RNA interference (RNAi) of virus-specific genes offers the possibility of developing a new anti-HBV therapy.(More)
Ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) associated with small-for-size liver transplantation (SFSLT) impairs liver graft regeneration. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have the capability, under specific conditions, of differentiating into hepatocytes. Hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) has potent anti-apoptotic and mitogenic effects on hepatocytes during liver injury, and has(More)