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PURPOSE The purpose of these studies was to investigate the role of interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma), tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha), interleukin 1beta (IL-1beta), and transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta) in the regulation of inducible nitric oxide synthase (NOS2) activity in rabbit corneal cells. METHODS Rabbit corneal epithelial, stromal, and(More)
PURPOSE Herpes simplex virus (HSV) DNA persists in the corneas of patients and animals with a history of herpetic keratitis. The purpose of this study was to detect viral transcripts in the corneas of latently infected rabbits with a history of herpetic keratitis to determine whether the viral DNA represents latent virus, characterized by the restricted(More)
The alpha-amylase gene (amy) of Streptomyces lividans TK24 was cloned in an amylase deficient mutant strain S. lividans M2. The cloned gene contained an open reading frame (ORF) of 2757 nucleotides (919 amino acids) coding for a protein of 100 kDa. Sequencing of the amino terminus of the extracellular alpha-amylase protein revealed the presence of a signal(More)
Wall-associated kinases comprise a sub-family of receptor-like kinases that function in plant growth and stress responses. Previous studies have shown that the rice wall-associated kinase, OsWAK25, interacts with a diverse set of proteins associated with both biotic and abiotic stress responses. Here, we show that wounding and BTH treatments induce OsWAK25(More)
Optimal growth conditions for Pediococcus halophilus CCRC 12884, a halophilic strain of lactic acid bacterium isolated from Inyu (black bean sauce) mash, were MRS broth with 10% NaCl and 35 degrees C of incubation temperature. The NaCl in media could not be replaced by sucrose or glycerol of same concentrations, and under certain osmolarity, growth of P.(More)
According to Howe (2002), humor originates from perceiving the thoughts of the subject of the humor, implying the involvement of perspective-taking or related mental processes. However, how does the ability to infer the mental states of others, or theory of mind (ToM) operate with the comprehension of humor is yet certain. The current research continued to(More)
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