Tzong-Ming Wu

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Acetone-butanol-ethanol (ABE) fermentation using Clostridium acetobutylicum is a process that can be used to produce butanol, which can be utilized as an alternative to petroleum-based fuels. Immobilization of the bacteria using three different fibrous materials was studied in order to see how to improve the ABE fermentation process. The results were(More)
The world's population is aging rapidly, particularly in developed countries. The trend toward prolonged life expectancy will increase the elderly population and thereby lead to an increase in occurrences of age-related health problems such as chronic disease. Healthcare services and home-based rehabilitation are in high demand, and the demand for(More)
We evaluated the effect of HCL-31D, a novel cAMP-specific phosphodiesterase inhibitor, on the induction of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) in lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and interferon-γ (IFN-γ)-treated rat aortic smooth muscle cells (RASMC) and on survival in a murine model of severe endotoxaemia. Treatment of cultured RASMC with LPS and IFN-γ resulted(More)
Recently, poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) (PHB) has been found in a few thermophilic strains where several advantages can be gained from running fermentation at high temperatures. Caldimonas manganoxidans, a thermophilic gram-negative bacterium, was investigated for the feasibility as a PHB-producing strain. It is suggested that the best fermentation strategy for(More)
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