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By varying selected environmental factors, the degradation and mineralization of biaryl compounds by the bacterium Ralstonia pickettii in soil and compost were investigated. An optimized soil moisture and enhanced bioavailability by using the nonionic surfactant Tween 80 were of great importance for the degradation rates of biaryl compounds like biphenyl(More)
We investigated the ability of Trametes versicolor and Pycnoporous cinnabarinus to metabolize triclosan. T. versicolor produced three metabolites, 2-O-(2,4,4'-trichlorodiphenyl ether)-beta-D-xylopyranoside, 2-O-(2,4,4'-trichlorodiphenyl ether)-beta-D-glucopyranoside, and 2,4-dichlorophenol. P. cinnabarinus converted triclosan to 2,4,(More)
Severe myoclonic epilepsy in infancy (SMEI), severe idiopathic generalized epilepsy of infancy (SIGEI) with generalized tonic clonic seizures (GTCS), and myoclonic astatic epilepsy (MAE) may show semiological overlaps. In GEFS+ families, all three phenotypes were found associated with mutations in the SCN1A gene. We analyzed the SCN1A gene in 20 patients(More)
Recent investigations measuring platelet aggregation during 10 orthotopic liver transplantations showed a significant decrease in platelet aggregation immediately after reperfusion and in the perfusate. As prostaglandin E1 has been shown to exhibit a beneficial effect in the treatment of ischemic injury of the liver, we investigated in a prospective,(More)
Penicillium canescens oxidises dibenzofuran (DBF) to produce monohydroxylated derivatives and other more hydrophilic metabolites. These substances are water-soluble but unstable in organic solvents such as ethyl acetate, acetone or dichloromethane. Both extraction with ethyl acetate and enzymatic treatment of the aqueous culture filtrate with(More)
Increased blood loss is a major contributory factor to postoperative short- and longterm outcome in orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). Hyperfibrinolysis, occurring mainly in the anhepatic phase, and disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), starting immediately after reperfusion, have been observed to parallel increased bleeding tendency. However,(More)
In the control group, a significant decrease in platelet aggregability could be demonstrated after reperfusion. This was paralleled by a decrease in platelet counts. When PGE1 was infused during OLT, the post-reperfusional decreases in platelet aggregability and platelet counts in the control group could be prevented. Furthermore, our investigation(More)
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