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To further our understanding on the antibacterial activity of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs), high purity SWCNTs with average diameter of 0.83 nm and (7,5) chirality as dominate (n,m) structure were dispersed in a biocompatible surfactant solution. Ultraviolet-visible-near-infrared radiation absorption spectroscopy was employed to monitor the(More)
This study investigates the role of salicylic acid (SA), hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) and calcium chloride (CaCl2) singly or in combination, in inducing naked oat plant tolerance to sodium chloride (NaCl). Two-week-old naked oat plants were pretreated with both single and double of 0.5 mM SA, 0.5 mM H2O2 and 5 mM CaCl2 by adding them to the culture solution for(More)
BACKGROUND There are no recent reports of giant cell tumors of bone in a large series of Chinese people. The present study was designed to review the epidemiological characteristics and outcomes of surgical management in a large series of Chinese patients with giant cell tumor of an extremity, treated at a single institution. METHODS The records and(More)
The role of salicylic acid (SA) in plant responses to salinity is still a matter of controversy. To address the effect of endogenous SA variation in level and signaling on plant responses to salinity, biochemical and physiological analyses were performed on SA-altering Arabidopsis mutants including snc1 with high level of SA, transgenic line nahG with low(More)
Colonization of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi Glomus mosseae or exogenous salicylic acid (SA) treatment can increase Avena nuda plant tolerance to elevated NO(2) exposure. The combination of the two factors, namely application of SA to the mycorrhizal plants, further promoted NO(2) tolerance, as indicated by an alleviated plant biomass decrease compared to(More)
Salicylic acid (SA) functions in the plant response to drought stress were assessed using SA-altering Arabidopsis mutants, including snc1 (with constitutively high levels of SA) and its nahG-transformed plants (named as snc1/nahG, with a comparable SA level to the wild type), sid2 and transgenic line nahG (both with SA deficiency), and npr1-1 (with SA(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy and safety of tadalafil monotherapy for lower urinary tract symptoms secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia (LUTS/BPH). METHODS A comprehensive search was done to identify randomized controlled trials comparing the efficacy and safety of tadalafil for LUTS/BPH with placebos. Meta-analytical techniques were applied to(More)
Three ecotypes of reed (Phragmites communis Trinius), swamp reed (SR), dune reed (DR), and heavy salt meadow reed (HSMR), growing in desert regions of northwest China were simultaneously investigated in their natural state for gas exchange patterns and the expression of three photosynthesis-related genes, cab (the gene for the light-harvesting chlorophyll(More)
With wheat and pea seedlings as test materials, this paper studied the effects of UV-C radiation on their leaf photosynthetic characteristics and antioxidant enzyme activities. The results showed that enhanced UV-C radiation could markedly decrease the photosynthetic rate (Pn) , stomatal conductance (Gs), intercellular CO2 concentration (Ci), transpiration(More)
PROBLEM Endometriosis has been proposed to be an autoimmune disease because of the presence of a variety of autoantibodies specific for endometrial or ovarian antigens. The object of the present study is to characterize binding specificity of anti-laminin-111 autoantibodies in infertile patients with endometriosis and to investigate whether these(More)