Learn More
It is often assumed that it is not possible to alter the properties of magnetic materials once they have been prepared and put into use. For example, although magnetic materials are used in information technology to store trillions of bits (in the form of magnetization directions established by applying external magnetic fields), the properties of the(More)
ABSTRACT A gene (AcCreA) encoding a catabolite repression element (CreA) with (two zinc fingers of the Cys(2)His(2) type was isolated from the postharvest fungal pathogen Alternaria citri. The AcCreA overexpression mutant AcOEC2 of A. citri showed normal growth on pectin medium and on segments of peel or the juice sac area from citrus fruit. Production of(More)
From the leaves of Phlomis aurea, two new iridoids of unique structures named 3-epiphlomurin (1) and phlomurin (2), a new megastigmane glucoside phlomuroside (3) and a new benzyl alcohol glycoside having the structure benzyl alcohol-O-beta-xylopyranosyl-(1-->2)-beta-glucopyranoside (4) have been isolated together with four known iridoids auroside, lamiide,(More)
Twelve triterpene glycosides were isolated from the bark of Schefflera octophylla of Vietnamese origin. Three of them were identified as asiaticoside, cauloside D and 3 alpha-hydroxyurs-12-ene-23,28-dioic acid 28-O-alpha-L-rhamnopyranosyl (1-->4)-beta-D-glucopyranosyl(1-->6)-beta-D-glucopyranoside. The structures of nine new glycosides were elucidated by(More)
A 2-year-old girl with bilateral sensorineural deafness showed pontine hypoplasia as well as a bulging contour of the pontine tegmentum on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). There were no bilateral responses of brainstem auditory-evoked potentials (BAEPs). The absent late components of blink reflex (BR) indicated brainstem dysfunction. Chromosomal(More)
Collectins are a C-lectin family with collagen-like sequences and carbohydrate recognition domains. These proteins can bind to carbohydrate antigens of microorganisms and inhibit their infection by direct neutralization and agglutination, the activation of complement through the lectin pathway, and opsonization by collectin receptors. Here we report the(More)
The correlation between the functional and morphological maturation of the auditory pathway was studied in preterm and term infants, children and adults. As to the auditory brainstem response (ABR), peak latencies and I-V interpeak latencies (central transmission) gradually decreased during the third trimester and the first 2 years postnatally. The(More)
Extracellular toxin production in Clostridium perfringens is positively regulated by the two-component regulatory genes virR and virS. Northern (RNA) blots carried out with RNA preparations from the wild-type strain 13 and the isogenic virR and virS mutants TS133 and JIR4000 showed that the virR and virS genes composed an operon and were transcribed as a(More)
There appears to be an obvious difference in the susceptibility to diabetic microangiopathy among Type 2 diabetic (T2DM) patients. We examined the hypothesis that aldose reductase (AR) messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) expression may be enhanced in diabetic patients susceptible to diabetic microangiopathy by measuring AR mRNA expression in the(More)