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A novel endogenous beta-1,4-endoglucanase (EG) gene belonging to the glycosyl hydrolase family 9 (GHF 9) that is distributed throughout the digestive tract of the cricket Teleogryllus emma was cloned and characterized. This gene, named TeEG-I, consists of eight exons encoding 453 amino acid residues and exists as a single copy in the T. emma genome. TeEG-I(More)
Insects impact human health through vector-borne diseases and cause major economic losses by damaging crops and stored agricultural products. Insect-specific growth regulators represent attractive control agents because of their safety to the environment and humans. We identified plant compounds that serve as juvenile hormone antagonists (PJHANs). Using the(More)
A 2-year-old intact female miniature Pinscher weighing 1.7 kg with a body condition score of 2/5 was presented for acute vomiting, lethargy for 2 days, and large petechial skin lesions on the hip region including the tail. Acute pancreatitis was diagnosed by clinical signs, strong positive cPLI test, laboratory test and ultrasound appearance. While the(More)
Poecilocoris lewisi (Korean name: "Kwangdaenolinjae") is a red-striped gold stink bug (insect) which has been used as a crude drug in traditional medicine of East Asia and Korea. In this study, ethanol extract and glycosaminoglycan from P. lewisi (Pl GAG), as an active substance among its components, were investigated for their potential anti-inflammatory(More)
Total Hip Arthroplasty is a surgical process that replaces a damaged or fractured hip joint with an artificial femoral stem and acetabular cup. It is one of the most successful operations in orthopedic surgery. However, postsurgical results depend largely on the surgeon’s skill. For a more accurate shaping of the femur as well as alignment of the inserted(More)
Previous studies on virtual soap bubbles mainly focused on methods for visualizing the physical and geometrical properties of soap bubbles and paid little attention to the possible ways to enhance the interaction between the simulation and the user. In this paper, a user interaction-based giant soap bubble simulation system is proposed in which the(More)
Soccer is one of the most entertaining and popular sports around the world, and is also very interesting from a scientific point of view. Most of the scientific research on soccer is related to matches and game play analysis. In this paper, we propose a novel system for team performance analysis and visualization in terms of the structure of a team, and(More)
The subgenus Miwacrepidius of the genus Hemicrepidius is represented by a monotypic species, H. (M.) subcyaneus (Motschulsky 1866) from Japan, and no other congener of the subgenus has been known until now. However, three female specimens of a novel species belonging to this subgenus were recently collected from the Republic of Korea. To delimitate the(More)
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