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Bilirubin oxidase (EC:1.3.3.5) purified from a culture medium of Myrothecium verrucaria MT-1 (authentic enzyme) catalyzes the oxidation of bilirubin to biliverdin in vitro and recombinant enzyme (wild type) was obtained by using an overexpression system of the bilirubin oxidase gene with Aspergillus oryzae harboring an expression vector. The absorption and(More)
In our previous paper, we reported a mutant of recombinant Myrothecium verrucaria bilirubin oxidase, in which the Met467 residue was replaced by Gly [Shimizu, A. et al. (1999) Biochemistry 38, 3034-3042]. This mutant displayed a remarkable reduction in enzymatic activity and an evident decrease in the intensity of the absorption band around 600 nm (type 1(More)
The catalytic effect of [M(2,2'-bipyridine)2(NO3)](NO3) (M(bpy)2, M=Cu(II), Zn(II) and Cd(II)) on the super-coiled and double stranded DNA (scDNA and dsDNA) was examined by electrophoresis and a real-time detection linear dichroism (LD) technique. Although the Cu(bpy)2 complex effectively cleaved both types of DNA, the other two complexes were inactive.(More)
We present a simple, cost-effective, large scale fabrication technique for antireflective disordered subwavelength structures (d-SWSs) on GaAs substrate by Ag etch masks formed using spin-coated Ag ink and subsequent inductively coupled plasma (ICP) etching process. The antireflection characteristics of GaAs d-SWSs rely on their geometric profiles, which(More)
UNLABELLED Therapeutic applications of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) for treating various diseases have increased in recent years. To ensure that treatment is effective, an adequate MSC dosage should be determined before these cells are used for therapeutic purposes. To obtain a sufficient number of cells for therapeutic applications, MSCs must be expanded(More)
Intermittent hepatic inflow occlusion (IHIO) during liver graft procurement is known to confer protection against graft ischemia/reperfusion injury and thus may benefit the recipient's outcome. We evaluated whether the protective effect of IHIO differs with the presence of macrosteatosis (MaS) and with an increase or decrease in the cumulative occlusion(More)
The thermodynamic parameters for the intercalative interaction of structurally related well known intercalators, 9-aminoacridine (9AA) and proflavine (PF) were determined by means of fluorescence quenching study. The fluorescence intensity of 9AA decreased upon intercalation to DNA, poly[d(A-T)2] and poly[d(G-C)2]. A van’t Hoff plot was constructed from the(More)
The efficiency of [Cu(2,2'-bipyridine)2(NO3)]NO3, [Cu(2,2'-dipyridylamine)2(NO3)2], and [Cu(dipicolylamine)2(NO3)2] complexes (complex 1, 2 and 3, respectively) in oxidative DNA cleavage was examined by electrophoresis and linear dichroism (LD). Among the three Cu complexes, complex 1 showed the highest efficiency in super-coiled DNA (scDNA) cleavage in(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study is to evaluate the association between fresh RBC transfusion and recipient survival after liver transplantation. BACKGROUND Fresh red blood cell (RBC) products contain many viable leukocytes. Allogeneic leukocytes are responsible for adverse transfusion reactions in the immunocompromised host. METHODS Among 343 liver(More)
Thermal depolymerization of ultrahigh-molecular-weight (UHMW) sodium hyaluronate (NaHA) was studied systematically by using frit-inlet asymmetrical flow field-flow fractionation/multiangle light scattering/differential refractive index (FI-AFlFFF/MALS/DRI). FI-AFlFFF was utilized for the size separation of NaHA samples which had been thermally degraded for(More)
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