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Giardia duodenalis is an important zoonotic intestinal parasite responsible for diarrhea in humans and other animals worldwide. The present study was conducted to assess the prevalence of bovine giardiosis and to perform molecular characterization of Giardia duodenalis in the northeast of China. A total of 655 fecal specimens were collected from dairy(More)
Five alkenyl phenol and benzaldehyde derivatives, pestalols A-E (1-5), as well as seven known compounds (6-12), were isolated from endophytic fungus Pestalotiopsis sp. AcBC2 derived from the Chinese mangrove plant Aegiceras corniculatum. Their structures were determined by spectroscopic analyses. Compounds 2 and 3 showed cytotoxicity against a panel of 10(More)
We sequenced pncA and rpsA genes plus flanking regions of 161 Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates and found 10 new pncA and 3 novel rpsA mutations in pyrazinamide-resistant strains determined by the Bactec MGIT 960 system. The 3' end of rpsA might be added as the target of molecular detection of pyrazinamide susceptibility.
Cu (II) and Ag(I) together with TiO(2) powder were deposited on conducting support substrates to enhance the photocatalytic ability. The catalytic efficiency was tested by monitoring the photocatalytic degradation and detriment of methylene blue (MB) and bovine serum albumin (BSA). The conformational change of BSA induced by catalysts was also observed by(More)
The quantitative relationships between the position of the mastoid segment of the facial nerve, mastoid pneumatization and the positions of neighbouring structures are undetermined. Using high resolution computed tomography (HRCT), the positions of these structures were measured in 66 normal temporal bones. A new method for measuring the volume of(More)
Waardenburg syndrome type II (WS2) is associated with syndromic deafness. A subset of WS2, WS2A, accounting for approximately 15% of patients, is attributed to mutations in the microphthalmia-associated transcription factor (MITF) gene. We examined the genetic basis of WS2 in a large Chinese family. All 9 exons of the MITF gene, the single coding exon (exon(More)
BACKGROUND Removal of an airway foreign body (FB) is usually performed by rigid bronchoscopy under general anesthesia, but the choice of anesthesia and ventilation techniques varies greatly among anesthesiologists and institutions. Hypoxemia is the most commonly observed adverse event during rigid bronchoscopy. It is influenced by a variety of factors(More)
OBJECTIVE Microtia is a complicated congenital anomaly with a genetic and environmental predisposition, and the molecular events underlying this disease are not fully understood. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of 20-22 nucleotide non-coding RNAs that function to control post-transcriptional gene expression. We want to find the miRNA expression profiling of(More)
A theory for analysis and prediction of spatial and temporal patterns of gene and protein expression within microbial biofilms is derived. The theory integrates phenomena of solute reaction and diffusion, microbial growth, mRNA or protein synthesis, biomass advection, and gene transcript or protein turnover. Case studies illustrate the capacity of the(More)
HYPOTHESIS To delineate quantitatively the spatial relationships of the utricle, saccule, and stapedial footplate, to locate the hole on the footplate, and to analyze the insertion depth into the vestibule and the direction of the piston during stapedotomy. BACKGROUND The quantitative three-dimensional (3D) configuration of the utricle, saccule, and(More)