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Butanol has recently gained increasing interest due to escalating prices in petroleum fuels and concerns on the energy crisis. However, the butanol production cost with conventional acetone–butanol–ethanol fermentation by Clostridium spp. was higher than that of petrochemical processes due to the low butanol titer, yield, and productivity in bioprocesses.(More)
To improve the plasmid stability during the production of antihuman ovarian carcinoma x antihuman CD3 single-chain bispecific antibody (AhOCxAhCD3), the Escherichia coli BL21(DE3) host cell was optimized serially. Firstly, an isogenic recombination-deficient (recA (-)) derivative of BL21(DE3), namely BLR(DE3), was used as host instead of BL21(DE3). Although(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the incidence of suicide exposure and its association with suicide risk in Chinese college students, and study the modulatory effects of suicide exposure on the relations between life events and suicide risks. METHODS A total of 8202 college students from 12 Chinese colleges and universities in mainland China completed a(More)
The current study provides the insight into the bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) and methanogens presented in the rumen and cecum of the Chinese roe deer (Capreolus pygargus). The ruminal, ileal, cecal, and colonic contents, as well as feces, were obtained from each of the three, free-range, roe deer ingesting natural pasture after euthanasia.(More)
Inflammatory mechanisms are important in stroke risk, and genetic variations in components of the inflammatory response have been implicated as risk factors for stroke. We tested the inflammatory gene polymorphisms and their association with ischemic stroke in a Chinese Han population. A total of 1,124 ischemic stroke cases and 1,163 controls were genotyped(More)
The association of a 45-bp insertion/deletion (UCP2-45 bp I/D) polymorphism in uncoupling protein 2 with body mass index (BMI) remains controversial. A case–control study was conducted to examine the association in a Chinese population. The 1,526 subjects recruited in downtown Beijing and genotyped included 616 obese subjects with BMI >28 and 910 age- and(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacy of intravitreal (IV) triamcinolone acetonide (IVTA) versus subtenon (ST) triamcinolone acetonide (STTA) injection for the treatment of diabetic macular edema (DME). METHODS Searches for randomized clinical trials published between 1 January 1950 and 15 March 2011 were conducted using PubMed, MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the(More)
BACKGROUND Research suggests that Chinese religious believers are more likely to commit suicide than those identifying as non-religious among rural young adults, contrary to findings in Western countries. However, one cannot conclude that religiosity is associated with elevated suicide risk without examining the effect of political and religious beliefs in(More)
BACKGROUND Contribution of cardiovascular disease related genetic risk factors for stroke are not clearly defined. We performed a genetic association study to assess the association of 56 previously characterized gene variants in 34 candidate genes from cardiovascular disease related biological pathways with ischemic stroke and cerebral hemorrhage in a(More)
Information about spotted fever group (SFG) rickettsiae in southern China remains sparse. A specific and sensitive real-time PCR assay for detection of SFG rickettsiae was established and used to detect the prevalence rate of SFG rickettsiae in Yunnan Province, China. The limit of detection (LOD) of our real-time PCR was 200 copies per reaction, which is(More)