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Phylogeography of Asian weaver ants, Oecophylla smaragdina
The phylogeography of Oecophylla smaragdina was studied using the mitochondrial cytochrome b gene (Cytb), cytochrome oxidase subunit I (COI), and nuclear long-wavelength opsin gene (LW Rh). WeaverExpand
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Extracellular histone induces plasma hyaluronan-binding protein (factor VII activating protease) activation in vivo.
Plasma hyaluronan-binding protein (PHBP), an activator of factor VII and prourokinase, is a serine protease circulating as a single-chain proenzyme (pro-PHBP). Pro-PHBP converts to the activeExpand
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Attentional modulation of the mere exposure effect.
The mere exposure effect refers to the phenomenon where previous exposures to stimuli increase participants' subsequent affective preference for those stimuli. This study explored the effect ofExpand
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Kinetics of serum β-D-glucan after Pneumocystis pneumonia treatment in patients with AIDS.
OBJECTIVE Serum β-D-glucan has been demonstrated as a reliable, adjunct diagnostic marker for PCP, but its kinetics after PCP treatment are poorly understood. To evaluate the correlation between theExpand
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Hemophagocytic syndrome in an acute human immunodeficiency virus infection.
Hemophagocytic syndrome (HPS) is an unrecognized complication occurring in the acute stage of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection that is seldom reported in the literature. We herein presentExpand
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Pulmonary nocardiosis caused by Nocardia exalbida complicating Pneumocystis pneumonia in an HIV-infected patient
A 47-year-old man with optimally controlled type-2 diabetes mellitus and chronic hepatitis B was admitted to a local hospital because of a 1-week history of cough and high-grade fever. He wasExpand
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An analysis of the impacts of development on Gini inequality using grouped and individual observations: Examples from the 1998 Vietnamese Household Expenditure Data
Abstract This paper introduces some relevant policy-oriented approaches that measure the economic impact of development on social inequality. Gini inequality is often used because of its flexibleExpand
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Anti-APOBEC3G Activity of HIV-1 Vif Protein Is Attenuated in Elite Controllers
ABSTRACT HIV-1-infected individuals who control viremia to below the limit of detection without antiviral therapy have been termed elite controllers (EC). Functional attenuation of some HIV-1Expand
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Mycobacterium avium genotype is associated with the therapeutic response to lung infection
Factors that can interfere with the successful treatment of Mycobacterium avium lung infection have been inadequately studied. To identify a potent predictor of therapeutic responses of M. avium lungExpand
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Assessment of criteria for improvement in Theileria orientalis sergenti infection tolerance
We examined the relationships between calf productivity, anemia and Theileria orientalis sergenti infection from records of 109 Japanese shorthorn calves during a grazing period and we quantified theExpand
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