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1. In farmland biodiversity, a potential risk to the larvae of non-target Lepidoptera from genetically modified (GM) Bt-maize expressing insecticidal Cry1 proteins is the ingestion of harmful amounts of pollen deposited on their host plants. A previous mathematical model of exposure quantified this risk for Cry1Ab protein. We extend this model to quantify(More)
BACKGROUND By increasing the intracellular prooxidant burden, gamma-glutamyltransferase (GGT) may accelerate atherosclerotic vascular disease. That noxious influence may be reflected by circulating enzyme levels, a correlate of cardiovascular risk factors, and a predictor of incident events. To evaluate this hypothesis, we tested the association between(More)
Viability and culturability of eight Dekkera bruxellensis strains in wine along with the accumulation of volatile phenols in response to increasing concentrations of molecular sulphur dioxide (mSO2) were investigated. mSO2 concentrations up to 1 mg/L induced the non-culturable state of a portion of the population in all the strains to a different extent for(More)
The hyaluronan synthase 1 (HAS-1) gene encodes a plasma membrane protein that synthesizes hyaluronan (HA), an extracellular matrix molecule. Accumulating evidence emphasizes the relevance of HA metabolism in an increasing number of processes of clinical interest, including abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). The existence of aberrant splicing variants of the(More)
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