Developing rapid and diverse microbial mutation tool is of importance to strain modification. In this review, a new mutagenesis method for microbial mutation breeding using the radio-frequency atmospheric-pressure glow discharge (RF APGD) plasma jets is summarized. Based on the experimental study, the helium RF APGD plasma jet has been found to be able to… (More)
DNA damage is the dominant source of mutation, which is the driving force of evolution. Therefore, it is important to quantitatively analyze the DNA damage caused by different mutagenesis methods, the subsequent mutation rates, and their relationship. Atmospheric and room temperature plasma (ARTP) mutagenesis has been used for the mutation breeding of more… (More)
Bupivacaine, an amide type long-acting local anaesthetic is commonly employed for epidural anesthesia and as well for nerve blockades. However, studies have shown neurotoxicity following local administration of bupivacaine raising concerns over the use of the drug. Compounds that could minimize or inhibit toxic effects of bupivacaine are of high value in… (More)
BACKGROUND Early auditory and speech development in home-based early intervention of infants and toddlers with hearing loss younger than 2 years are still spare in China. This study aimed to observe the development of auditory and speech in deaf infants and toddlers who were fitted with hearing aids and/or received cochlear implantation between the… (More)
Three new taxoids (1–3), along with three known taxoids (4–6), were isolated from a EtOAc extract of Taxus cuspidata seed. The structures of 1–3 were determined by analyses of spectroscopic data.