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Effects of low-molecular-weight organic acids on the accumulation and transportation of gadolinium (Gd) in tomato plants were studied under hydroponic condition. The results indicated that changes of organic acids occurred in the processes of Gd accumulation and transportation in tomato plants which were treated with extraneous Gd solutions. Malic, citric,(More)
BACKGROUND The clinical efficacy and safety of low-dose levothyroxine in the treatment of idiopathic nephritic syndrome accompanied by thyroid dysfunction have not been established. METHODS One hundred and sixty-four patients were divided into three groups according to the levels of thyroid hormone and treatment. The thyroid status, efficacy and adverse(More)
Levonorgestrel (1.5 mg) is commonly used for emergency contraception to prevent an unwanted pregnancy after an unprotected intercourse. We found that postovulatory administration of 1.5 mg of levonorgestrel to women with a subsequent or existing early pregnancy did not affect the immunohistochemical expressions of estrogen receptors (ER(alpha), ER(beta)), P(More)
Nucleophosmin (NPM1) is an abundant and ubiquitously expressed phosphoprotein that is known to influence solid tumors progression. However, little is known about the role of NPM1 in leukemia. Here, we knocked down the NPM1 expression by RNA interference to investigate the role of NPM1 in leukemic cells proliferation and apoptosis. The interference vector(More)
A neonicotinoid insecticide thiacloprid-degrading bacterium strain J1 was isolated from soil and identified as Variovorax boronicumulans by 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis. Liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry and nuclear magnetic resonance analysis indicated the major pathway of thiacloprid (THI) metabolism by V. boronicumulans J1 involved hydrolysis(More)
We have performed systematic spectroscopic titrations to characterize the binding reaction of cationic meso-tetrakis(4-(N-methylpyridiumyl))porphyrin (TMPyP4) with the G-quadruplex (G4) of human telomeric single-strand oligonucleotide d[TAGGG(TTAGGG)3T] (S24), for which special effort was made to examine the TMPyP4-G4 binding stoichiometry, the binding(More)
WRKY proteins comprise a large family of transcription factors that play important roles in plant responses to biotic and abiotic stresses; however, only a few of tomato WRKYs have been studied for their biological functions. In the present study, we identified a Botrytis cinerea-responsive WRKY gene SlDRW1 (Solanum lycopersicumdefense-related WRKY1) from(More)
OBJECTIVE This study investigated the effect of different insulin concentrations on the activity of vascular endothelial cells (VECs), and the role of PPARγ activator rosiglitazone (RGZ) on the expression of the chemerin receptor, ChemR23, in insulin-treated human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs). METHODS Cell viability was determined in HUVECs(More)
Nucleophosmin (NPM1) plays key roles in ribosome biogenesis, centrosome duplication, and maintenance of genomic integrity. NPM1 mutations have been recently identified as the most frequent genetic alteration in acute myeloid leukemia and are related to leukemogenesis. NPM1 mutations are involved in the regulation of cell proliferation, cell cycle, and(More)
Treatment of 1-amino-1,2,3-triazole with sodium dichloroisocyanurate led to isolation of 1,1'-azobis-1,2,3-triazole, which was well characterized. Its structure was determined by X-ray crystallographic analysis, and its thermal stability and photochromic properties were investigated.