Shu-Ying Wang

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Vanilloid receptor 1 (TRPV1) has been proposed to be the principal heat-responsive channel for nociceptive neurons. The skin of both rat and mouse receives major projections from primary sensory afferents that bind the plant lectin isolectin B4 (IB4). The majority of IB4-positive neurons are known to be heat-responsive nociceptors. Previous studies(More)
This comprehensive review discusses diverse conventional and novel technologies for nitrogen removal from wastewater. Novel technologies have distinct advantages in terms of saving configuration, aeration, and carbon sources. Each novel technology possesses promising features and potential problems. For instance, SND and OLAND processes can achieve 100%(More)
The hetero-oligomeric complex of the FlhD and FlhC proteins (FlhDC) regulates transcription from several flagellar and non-flagellar operons in bacteria. The crystallographic structure of the Escherichia coli FlhDC complex has been solved to 3.0 A resolution, revealing a hexameric FlhD4FlhC2 assembly. In the complex, each FlhC protomer binds an FlhD2 dimer;(More)
Nitrogen removal via nitrite (the nitrite pathway) is beneficial for carbon-limited biological wastewater treatment plants. However, partial nitrification to nitrite has proven difficult in continuous processes treating domestic wastewater. The nitrite pathway is achieved in this study in a pilot-scale continuous pre-denitrification plant (V=300 L) treating(More)
The periplasmic molecular chaperone protein SurA facilitates correct folding and maturation of outer membrane proteins in Gram-negative bacteria. It preferentially binds peptides that have a high fraction of aromatic amino acids. Phage display selections, isothermal titration calorimetry and crystallographic structure determination have been used to(More)
In this study, the performance of partial nitrification via nitrite and microbial community structure were investigated and compared in two sequencing batch reactors (SBR) with different dissolved oxygen (DO) levels. Both reactors achieved stable partial nitrification with nitrite accumulation ratio of above 95% by using real-time aeration duration control.(More)
In this study, phosphorus accumulating microbial granules were successfully cultivated in a sequencing batch reactor (SBR) using synthetic wastewater. The average diameter of the granules was 0.74 mm and the diameter distribution fitted well with normal distribution with a correlation coefficient of 0.989. Good performance of biological phosphorus removal(More)
BACKGROUND The association between OPN level and the histological severity of hepatic fibrosis and inflammation in hepatitis C virus (HCV) induced liver fibrosis remains unknown. METHODS 120 chronic HCV-infected subjects and 75 controls were enrolled in this study. Assessment of liver histology was performed based on liver biopsy. Plasma OPN levels were(More)
Nitrite has been commonly recognized as an important factor causing N(2)O production, which weakened the advantages of nitrogen removal via nitrite. To reduce and control N(2)O production from wastewater treatment plants, both long-term and batch tests were carried out to investigate main sources and pathways of N(2)O production during nitrogen removal via(More)
An UASB+Anoxic/Oxic (A/O) system was introduced to treat a mature landfill leachate with low carbon-to-nitrogen ratio and high ammonia concentration. To make the best use of the biodegradable COD in the leachate, the denitrification of NOx- -N in the recirculation effluent from the clarifier was carried out in the UASB. The results showed that most(More)