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The genomes of bacteriophages T4 and RB69 are phylogenetically related but diverge in nucleotide sequence at many loci and are incompatible with each other in vivo. We describe here the biological implications of divergence in a genomic segment that encodes four essential DNA replication proteins: gp45 (sliding clamp), gp44/62 complex (clamp loader), and(More)
We describe the use of a phylogenetic approach to analyze the modular organization of the single-chained (898 amino acids) and multifunctional DNA polymerase of phage T4. We have identified, cloned in expression vectors, and sequenced the DNA polymerase gene (gene 43) of phage RB69, a distant relative of T4. The deduced primary structure of the RB69 protein(More)
To assess the clinical efficacy of a pelvic floor rehabilitation (PFR) program for treatment of genuine stress incontinence (GSI), we studied 72 patients with slight to moderate (2-10 g of urine loss per hour) or severe (11-50 g of urine loss per hour) GSI who underwent PFR. Objective and subjective assessments were performed before and 3, 6, 12, 18, and 24(More)
BACKGROUND Intramural pregnancy is the rarest form of ectopic pregnancy. The diagnosis depends upon the sonographic finding of intramural gestational sac-like growth and persistent high beta-human chorionic gonadotropin (beta-hCG) levels after dilatation and curettage. No authors mentioned negative beta-hCG result in such situation. Rarely has the(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe a detailed operative procedure for type III laparoscopic radical hysterectomy with bilateral low paraaortic, subaortic and pelvic lymphadenectomy. STUDY DESIGN Between January 1992 and December 1995, eight patients with cervical carcinoma IA2 or IB1 underwent laparoscopic radical hysterectomy at China Medical College Hospital,(More)
Reactions of proteins with dehydroalanine or derivatives of dehydroalanine were studied as models for protein crosslinking. Treatment of casein, bovine serum albumin, lysozyme, wool or polylysine with acetamido- and phenylacetamido acrylic acid methyl esters at pH 9-10 converted varying amounts of lysine to lysinoalanine residues. Howver, complete(More)
PURPOSE To determine the long-term toxicity of concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT), using high-dose rate intracavitary brachytherapy (HDRICB) compared to radiation (RT) alone in patients with advanced cervical cancer using a control-cohort study. METHODS A total of 332 cases of Stage IIB-III disease were included in this comparative study. Seventy-three(More)