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Lysozyme is an important molecule of innate immune system for the defense against bacterial infections. We identified two genes encoding g-type and c-type lysozymes from grass carp Ctenopharyngodon idellus by the RACE method. The deduced amino acids of both lysozymes possessed typical structural residues and conserved catalytic sites similar to their(More)
Device-free passive indoor localization is playing a critical role in many applications such as elderly care, intrusion detection, smart home, etc. However, existing device-free localization systems either suffer from labor-intensive offline training or require dedicated special-purpose devices. To address the challenges, we present our system named(More)
In April 2011, 40% mortality of Largemouth Bass Micropterus salmoides juveniles occurred at a farm of Zhongshan City, Guangdong Province, China. Infected fish became lethargic, exhibited corkscrew and irregular swimming, and developed a distended abdomen and crooked body. Fish began to die within 2 d after the appearance of clinical signs. In order to(More)
Twelve isolates isolated from the gastrointestinal tracts of Gaotian villagers in China, who had a lifespan of 92 yr, were examined for their antioxidants using free radical scavenging activity and 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl. Three strains (i.e., Lactobacillus mucosae LMU1001, and Lactobacillus plantarum LPL0902 and LPL0302) were selected as candidates(More)
Lactobacillus plantarum ZDY 2013, a novel strain isolated from Chinese traditional fermented acid beans, was systematically evaluated for its survival capacity under stress conditions (pH, bile salt, simulated gastrointestinal tract, and antibiotics), production of exopolysaccharide and antagonism against 8 pathogens. Its effect on mice gut microbiota was(More)
BACKGROUND Enoxaparin (ENX) has been shown to reduce cerebral edema and improve neurologic recovery after traumatic brain injury (TBI), through blunting of cerebral leukocyte (LEU) recruitment. High mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) protein may induce inflammation through LEU activation. We hypothesized that ENX after TBI reduces LEU-mediated edema through(More)
Fabricating individualized tissue engineering scaffolds based on the three-dimensional shape of patient bone defects is required for the successful clinical application of bone tissue engineering. However, there are currently no reported studies of individualized bone tissue engineering scaffolds that truly reproduce a patient-specific bone defect. We(More)
Second-line chemotherapy has been proved to be effective on patients with relapsed or refractory small cell lung cancer (SCLC). Although topotecan has been approved by many countries for the monotherapy with an acknowledged efficacy, its efficacy of low response rate and short median survival time is disappointing. Considering the optimal regimen of(More)
Despite years of effort, exact pathogenesis of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) remains obscure. To gain an insight into the regulatory roles of microRNAs (miRNAs) in aberrant energy metabolic status and pathogenesis of NAFLD, we analyzed the expression of miRNAs in livers of ob/ob mice, streptozotocin (STZ)-induced type 1 diabetic mice, and normal(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM This study analyzes the effect of the val227ala variant of the peroxisome proliferators-activated receptor-alpha (PPAR-alpha) on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. METHODS 79 patients with NAFLD and 63 healthy counterparts were included in the study. Body mass index (BMI), hip, waist, waist-to-hip ratio (WHR), blood pressure (BP), the(More)