San Fang Chou

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Soil samples were collected from 28 fields which had received manure from Michigan's most highly contaminated dairy herds. The number of fields in each concentration range of PBB in soil were: 2, not detectable; 15, 0.0 to 8.0 ppb; 6, 14-102 ppb, and 5, 153 to 371 ppb. Plant tissue sampled from the 10 most highly contaminated fields contained no detectable(More)
Several recent studies have suggested that intracellular deoxyribonuclease II (DNase II) is responsible for the degradation of DNA from apoptotic cells that are engulfed by macrophages. In this study, we studied DNase II expression during the phorbol 12-myristate-13-acetate (PMA)-induced differentiation of HL-60 and THP-1 cells. Basal levels of DNase II(More)
Studies of polybrominated biphenyl (PBB) uptake by plants have been conducted in hydroponic solutions and in greenhouse experiments with soil. Autoradiograms of corn and soybean seedlings grown in hydroponic solutions showed no translocation of 14C-PBB from 14C-PBB-treated solutions to plant tops or within the leaf from 14C-PBB-treated spots on the upper(More)
The chemical fate and movement of pesticides may be subject to transient storage in unsaturated soils during periods of light rainfall, and subsequent release into shallow groundwater by increased rainfall. The objective of this study was to conduct field-scale experiments to determine the relative importance of transient storage and subsequent release of(More)
The aim of this study was to produce monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies against a nonspecific tumor marker, human ferritin. Hyperimmune ICR mice produced polyclonal antibodies after injection with 0.5 mL pristane, and were injected with NS-1 myeloma cells 2 weeks later. Hyperimmune Balb/c mice were used for the production of monoclonal antibodies (MAbs).(More)
Antimicrobial therapy can be a confounding factor in the diagnosis of urinary tract infection and is not always reported to laboratories by physicians. We developed a microbiologic assay for screening urine specimens for antimicrobial agents. Bacillus stearothermophilus was used as the indicator bacteria. A total of 1,921 urine specimens from three(More)
The prevalence of clinical bacteria, as isolated from Linko Chang-Gung Memorial Hospital (2,300 beds) in the period January 1985 to December 1986 and from Taipei Veterans General Hospital (2,300 beds) during the period January 1986 to December 1986, was analyzed with the following findings: (i) The isolation ratio of anaerobic and aerobic or facultative(More)
Previous experiments indicate that denitrifiers appeared to be extremely explosive in the rhizosphere of the diseased rice plant. This result encouraged us to clarify the relationships between the development of the disease and the organism. A basal medium of mineral nutrients plus asparagine nitrate with vitamins and amino acids proved to be more effective(More)