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Congenital human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infection has long been recognized as a threat to the developing fetus, even though studies have shown that only a subset of congenital infections results in clinical signs of disease. Among the estimated 8000 children who develop sequelae from congenital CMV infection each year in the United States alone, most suffer(More)
To determine the prevalence of major neurologic disorders, a door-to-door survey was conducted in six cities of the People's Republic of China during 1983 in a well-defined population of 63,195. The survey included a complete census and a screening interview together with an examination having high sensitivity for detecting individuals with frequently(More)
A Gram-stain positive, non-motile, non-sporogenous, aerobic, rod-shaped and halophilic bacterium, designated LAM0015T, was isolated from a saline sediment sample collected from Yantai City in China. The isolate was found to be able to grow at NaCl concentrations of 5–25 % (w/v) (optimum: 7–12 %), 15–45 °C (optimum: 35 °C) and pH 5.0–9.0 (optimum: 7.0). The(More)
OBJECTIVE Clinical trials on cardioprotection by remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) for adult patients undergoing cardiac surgery revealed mixed results. Previous meta-analyses have been conducted and found marked heterogeneity among studies. The aim of this meta-analysis was to evaluate the factors affecting cardioprotection by remote preconditioning(More)
An open reading frame (ORF) with homology to interleukin-10 (IL-10) has been identified in rhesus cytomegalovirus (RhCMV). The IL-10-like protein is generated from a multispliced, polyadenylated early gene transcript encompassing part of the corresponding UL111A ORF of human CMV (HCMV). Immunological analyses confirm expression of the IL-10-like protein(More)
Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) establishes and maintains a lifelong persistence following infection in an immunocompetent host. The determinants of a stable virus-host relationship are poorly defined. A nonhuman primate model for HCMV was used to investigate virological and host parameters of infection in a healthy host. Juvenile rhesus macaques (Macaca(More)
Expansins are cell wall proteins that are generally considered to be the key regulator of cell wall extension during plant growth. In this study, we used two different wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) cultivars to demonstrate that expansins are involved in wheat leaf growth and response to water stress, by regulating the expansin activity and cell wall(More)
This paper studies the delay constrained multicast capacity of large-scale mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs). We consider a MANET that consists of ns multicast sessions. Each multicast session has one source and p destinations. Each source sends identical information to the p destinations in its multicast session, and the information is required to be(More)
A novel facultatively anaerobic bacterium, designated strain LAM0A28T, was isolated from a saline silt sample collected from the Chinese Sea of Death located in Suining city, Sichuan province, China. Cells of strain LAM0A28T were observed to be Gram-stain positive, motile, endospore-forming and straight-rod shaped. Strain LAM0A28T was found to be able to(More)
BACKGROUND The immunoregulatory properties of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been well characterized in vitro. However, the role of MSCs in organ transplantation remains unclear. The purpose of this study was to examine the role of indoleamine 2, 3-dioxgenase (IDO)-transfected MSCs in immunoregulation both in vitro and in vivo. METHODS Wild-type (WT)(More)