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In this study, serum free and total light chains (sFLC/sTLC) were measured in 108 serum samples of therapy-naïve patients with DLBCL. Clinicopathologic data and survival outcomes were analyzed according to the results of sFLC/sTLC measurements. Moreover, the association of sFLC/sTLC with absolute monocyte count (AMC) and absolute lymphocyte count (ALC) was(More)
Duckweed (Lemna minor) was grown in swine lagoon wastewater and Schenk & Hildebrandt medium with a growth rate of 3.5 and 14.1 g m(-2)day(-1) (dry basis), respectively detected. The rapid accumulation of starch in duckweed biomass (10-36%, w/w) was triggered by nutrient starvation or growing in dark with addition of glucose. The harvested duckweed biomass(More)
A xylanase-producing thermophilic strain, Geobacillus sp. TC-W7, was isolated from a hot spring in Yongtai (Fuzhou, China). Subsequently, the xylanase gene that encoded 407 amino acids was cloned and expressed. The recombinant xylanase was purified by GST affinity chromatography and exhibited maximum activity at 75 degrees C and a pH of 8.2. The enzyme was(More)
GOALS To test whether ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) is inhibitory to Clostridium difficile and can be used in the treatment of C. difficile-associated ileal pouchitis. BACKGROUND The restoration of secondary bile metabolism may be the key mechanism for fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) in treating recurrent C. difficile infections (RCDI). Therefore, it(More)
Postnatal Leydig cell (LC) development in mice has been assumed empirically to resemble that of rats, which have characteristic hormonal profiles at well-defined maturational stages. To characterize the changes in LC function and gene expression in mice, we examined reproductive hormone expression from birth to 180 days, and quantified in vivo and in vitro(More)
Elymus L. is the largest genus in Triticeae, containing about 150 species with four recognized genome donors (St, H, P, and W). Traditionally, the genome compound of this genus is identified based on cytological data. Recently, molecular phylogenetic analysis was used to investigate its genomic combination. Here we describe a restriction fragment length(More)
BACKGROUND Sansanmycins are uridyl peptide antibiotics (UPAs), which are inhibitors of translocase I (MraY) and block the bacterial cell wall biosynthesis. They have good antibacterial activity against Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains. The biosynthetic gene cluster of sansanmycins has been characterized and the main biosynthetic(More)
The pharmacokinetics of all-trans-retinoic acid (ATRA), an anti-cancer drug was highly variable due to its poor aqueous solubility. In this study, we investigated the pharmacokinetics of ATRA in male Wistar rats following intravenous administration of the ATRA loaded tributyrin emulsion. In vitro, the ATRA emulsion was proved binding to apolipoprotein(s).(More)
A gas chromatographic (GC) method with mass spectrometric (MS) detection was developed for the determination of tributyrin and its metabolite butyrate in rat plasma. Following precipitation of plasma protein with acetonitrile, the analytes in the samples were separated on a DB-5ms capillary column with helium as carrier gas. Phenylmethylsulfonyl fluoride(More)