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A new ribosome-inactivating protein (RIP), sechiumin, was purified from the seeds of edible gourd, Sechium edule Swartz by gel-filtration and ion-exchange chromatography, with an apparent relative molecular mass of 27 kDa. It inhibits the protein synthesis of rabbit reticulocyte lysate strongly with a concentration causing 50% inhibition (IC50) of 0.7 nM,(More)
The first case of Q fever in Taiwan was reported in 1993. The disease is considered to be emerging in Taiwan, but the route of transmission has remained unclear. The annual number of confirmed Q fever cases has been increasing up to more than 100 cases since 2005, comparing with less than 30 before 2003. The purpose of this study was to determine the(More)
OBJECTIVE We sought to assess the effectiveness of sequential therapy for non-thalamus supratentorial hypertensive intracerebral hemorrhage (NTS-HICH). PATIENTS AND METHODS We retrospectively analyzed clinical data of 110 patients with HICH. The patients were admitted 72 hours after disease onset, and 43 patients received sequential therapy. The length of(More)
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