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The properties of a ferric ion-reducing system which catalyzes the reduction of ferric ion with elemental sulfur was investigated with a pure strain of Thiobacillus ferrooxidans. In anaerobic conditions, washed intact cells of the strain reduced 6 mol of Fe with 1 mol of elemental sulfur to give 6 mol of Fe, 1 mol of sulfate, and a small amount of sulfite.(More)
A 63-year-old man with rheumatoid arthritis presented with rhabdomyolysis and intractable arthritis of acute onset. He was diagnosed to have sepsis due to Staphylococcus aureus infection through of an ulcerated rheumatoid nodule. Staphylococcus aureus isolated from pus in the ulcerated rheumatoid nodule and a blood sample obtained from the heart post-mortem(More)
A 30-year-old woman with primary antiphospholipid syndrome (PAPS) presented with cerebral ischemia, thrombocytopenia, anemia and proteinuria. Administration of warfarin potassium, without concomitant corticosteroid administration, significantly improved all of these symptoms along with a decrease in the titers of antiCL-beta2-GP-I antibodies and a(More)
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