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Intestinal epithelial cells can respond to certain bacteria by producing an array of cytokines and chemokines which are associated with host immune responses. Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM is a characterized probiotic, originally isolated from human feces. This study aimed to test the ability of L. acidophilus NCFM to stimulate cytokine and chemokine(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the expression of immunity and inflammatory mediator factor PTX3 in intestinal epithelial cells treated with Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM and further to reveal the regulatory mechanism. METHODS Caco-2 cells were cocultured with Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM for 0, 2, 4, 8, 12 h and 0, 0.5, 1, 2, 4 h respectively, then the total RNA(More)
In this work, we studied the natural bioaccumulation and biosorption of Pb(II) in several common edible macrofungi. The macrofungi include the following species: Lentinus edodes, Pleurotus eryngii, Flammulina velutipes, Hypsizygus marmoreus, and Agrocybe cylindracea. The present analysis of Pb(II) revealed distinct capabilities of metal accumulation among(More)
We studied the genetic and epidemic characteristics of influenza A (H3N2) viruses circulated in human in Fujian Province, south of China from 1996 to 2004. Phylogenetic analysis was carried out for genes encoding hemagglutinin1 (HA1) of influenza A virus (14 new and 11 previously reported reference sequences). Our studies revealed that in the 8 flu seasons,(More)