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Ethylene production, as well as the expression of ethylene biosynthetic (Rh-ACS1-4 and Rh-ACO1) and receptor (Rh-ETR1-5) genes, was determined in five different floral tissues (sepals, petals, stamens, gynoecia, and receptacles) of cut rose (Rosa hybrida cv. Samantha upon treatment with ethylene or the ethylene inhibitor 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP).(More)
PURPOSE To examine the effect of metformin use on survival outcomes in patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC). METHODS Retrospective analysis of 1528 RCC patients from 2 centers between 1992 and 2012 was conducted. A total of 390 diabetics with confirmed metformin use were included in the final analysis, with a median follow-up of 43.1 months. Primary(More)
CD147 is 1 of the molecules involved in regulating the expression of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs). The goal of this study was to analyze the expression of CD147 in differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC) tissues as well as its association with the clinicopathologic features of DTC patients and its prognostic significance. During our research, CD147(More)
This study describes the screening of soil bacteria for their capability to degrade zearalenone (ZEN), employing an enrichment technique in which ZEN is used as the sole carbon source. Two isolates that were able to degrade ZEN belonged to the genus Pseudomonas according to biochemical characterization and 16S rRNA gene sequence and were named as(More)
The purpose of this paper is to investigate the differential responses of flower opening to ethylene in two cut rose cultivars, 'Samantha', whose opening process is promoted, and 'Kardinal', whose opening process is inhibited by ethylene. Ethylene production and 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylate (ACC) synthase and oxidase activities were determined first.(More)
In this work, the effect of ethylene on flower opening of cut rose (Rosa hybrida) cv. Samantha was studied. However, although ethylene hastened the process of flower opening, 1-MCP (1-methylcyclopropene), an ethylene action inhibitor, impeded it. Ethylene promoted ethylene production in petals, but 1-MCP did not inhibit this process. Of the four ethylene(More)
Histidine-containing phosphotransfer (HPt) proteins play an essential role in multistep histidine-aspartate phosphorelay signal transduction systems in prokaryotes and eukaryotes. The putative HPt protein in Schizosaccharomyces pombe, Mpr1p (also known as Spy1p), is a 295 amino acid protein that appears to be composed of more than one functional domain. The(More)
Maternal provisioning of embryos in Gambusia (Poeciliidae) entails both production of large, yolky eggs and mother-to-embryo transfer of nutrients, the latter of which is readily quantified using injection of radiolabeled nutrients. We assayed patterns of nutrient transfer in broods of 26 Gambusia geiseri and 23 Gambusia affinis females, using injection of(More)
Iodoacetic acid (IAA) is an unregulated drinking-water disinfection byproduct with potent cytotoxicity, genotoxicity, and tumorigenicity in animals. Oxidative stress is thought to be essential for IAA toxicity, but the exact mechanism remains unknown. Here we evaluated the toxicity of IAA by examining nuclear factor E2-related factor 2 (Nrf2)-mediated(More)
BACKGROUND Parenteral nutrition (PN) support containing long-chain triglycerides (LCT) plays a critical supportive role in surgical patients' management. This study aims to investigate the effects of intravenous (IV) LCT emulsion on human immune function in adult patients receiving a gastrointestinal surgical procedure. METHODS Sixty adult patients were(More)