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Laminarin, a beta(1 leads to 3)-glucan similar to those found in plant cell walls, is fermented by some species of anaerobic bacteria from the human colon. Laminarinase (EC 184.108.40.206) and beta-glucosidase (EC 220.127.116.11) activities were determined in strains representing Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron, Bacteroides distasonis, and an unnamed deoxyribonucleic acid… (More)
During 26 months 200 consecutive patients with fracture of the bony pelvis were evaluated and treated for urological injury. There was no correlation between the extent of pelvic injury and degree of hematuria but hematuria was present in all patients with a urological injury. All urological injuries occurred with anterior arch fractures. The over-all… (More)
Polysaccharides with structures resembling components of dietary fiber were fermented by a number of species of anaerobic bacteria from the human colon. Some strains also fermented glycoprotein mucins. The strains that fermented the widest range of polysaccharide substrates were in the two genera Bacteroides and Bifidobacterium. Polysaccharide degrading… (More)
2-Mercaptobenzothiazole is an exceptionally potent inhibitor of banana polyphenoloxidase; it significantly delays the onset of substrate oxidation at concentrations as low as 10(-7)M and causes prolonged inhibition at 2 x 10(-5)M or higher. Inhibition results from formation of a dissociable, mixed complex between the enzyme and the inhibitor.