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An increased risk for arterial thrombosis is associated with high plasma levels of coagulation and fibrinolytic factors such as PAI-1 and FVII. In this study, the 4G/5G polymorphism in the promoter of PAI-1 gene and Arg353-->Gln polymorphism in the FVII gene were analysed in 139 normal adults and 158 patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), and their(More)
Anaerobiospirillum succiniciproducens grew on a minimal salts medium containing wood hydrolysate (equivalent to 27 g glucose l−1) and, when supplemented with 10 g corn steep liquor l−1 as a complex nitrogen source, succinic acid at 24 g l−1 was obtained (yield = 88% w/w glucose). This may therefore be an economical method to produce succinic acid.
Background: To verify characteristic features of hepatic dysplastic nodules at different imaging modalities. Methods: Twenty-eight patients with 37 dysplastic nodules of the liver (0.8–3.0 cm) underwent sonography (28 patients), computed tomography (CT; 24 patients), magnetic resonance (MR; 11 patients), and angiography (12 patients). Each nodule was(More)
A strain of Streptomyces cavourensis subsp. cavourensis (coded as SY224) antagonistic to Colletotrichum gloeosporioides infecting pepper plants was isolated. SY224 produced lytic enzymes such as chitinase, beta-1,3-glucanase, lipase, and protease in respective assays. To examine for antifungal activity, the treatments amended with the nonsterilized(More)
The high level of low density lipoprotein (LDL) is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Apolipoprotein (apo) B is a major protein component of LDL and plays an important role in the maintenance of cholesterol homeostasis. In this study, six polymorphic sites of the apoB gene were anlaysed in 235 patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) and 216(More)
TheSchizosaccharomyces pombe rhp51 + gene encodes a recombinational repair protein that shares significant sequence identities with the bacterial RecA and theSaccharomyces cerevisiae RAD51 protein. Levels ofrhp51 + mRNA increase following several types of DNA damage or inhibition of DNA synthesis. Anrhp51::ura4 fusion gene was used to identify the(More)
The Wnt/β-catenin pathway controls cell proliferation, death and differentiation. Several families of extracellular proteins can antagonize Wnt/β-catenin signaling, including the decoy receptors known as secreted frizzled related proteins (SFRPs), which have a cysteine-rich domain (CRD) structurally similar to the extracellular Wnt-binding domain of the(More)
Angiosarcomas of the pleura are very rare tumors and it is difficult to differentiate them from other common pleural tumors such as mesothelioma and metastasic carcinoma clinically and pathologically. We report a case of a young Korean woman with angiosarcoma arising in the pleura. A 34-yr-old woman presented with dyspnea and chest tightness and pain for(More)
Phylogenetic classifications based on single genes such as rRNA genes do not provide a complete and accurate picture of evolution because they do not account for evolutionary leaps caused by gene transfer, duplication, deletion and functional replacement. Here, we present a whole-genome-scale phylogeny based on metabolic pathway reaction content. From the(More)
A case of POEMS syndrome in a 43-year-old male with polyneuropathy, osteolytic lesion of the basin due to solitary IgA-lambda plasmacytoma, cutaneous scleroderma-like changes, diffuse lymphadenopathy and hepatosplenomegaly is described. Liver biopsy showed a regenerative process of the parenchyma without laboratory and histologic evidence of necrosis. A(More)