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Oleanolic acid (OA) is a natural triterpenoid, which has been used in Chinese medicine for the treatment of liver disorders for many years. Its pharmacological activities have been the focus of intense research in recent years. However, there is little research on the antioxidant activities of OA. In the present study, we aim to investigate whether OA(More)
Genetic engineering of Clostridium cellulolyticum has been developed slowly compared with that of other clostridial species, and one of the major reasons might be the restriction and modification (RM) system which degrades foreign DNA. Here, a putative MspI endonuclease gene, ccel2866, was inactivated by a ClosTron-based gene disruption method. The(More)
The mechanism of phosgene-induced acute lung injury (ALI) remains unclear and it is still lack of effective treatments. Previous study indicated that oxidative stress was involved in phosgene-induced ALI. Caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE) has been proved to be an anti-inflammatory agent and a potent free radical scavenger. The purpose of this study was to(More)
A novel method of CE coupled with dual electrochemical detection has been developed for the determination of pathological metabolites of phenylalanine in urine samples. Factors influencing the separation and detection were examined and optimized. Five aromatic acid metabolites and a major coexisting interfering compound uric acid could be well separated(More)
Combinations of antioxidants are believed to be more effective than single antioxidant because when antioxidants are combined they support each other synergistically to create a magnified effect. Discovering the enhancer effects or synergies between bioactive components is valuable for resisting oxidative stress and improving health benefits. The aim of(More)
OBJECTIVE To observe the effect of ginger-partitioned moxibustion in the treatment of patients with primary dysmenorrhea (PD) of cold-damp stagnation type. METHODS A total of 209 PD patients were randomized into moxibustion group (n=105) and control group (medication group, n=104). Patients of the former group were treated with ginger-partitioned(More)
Tert-butyl hydroperoxide (t-BHP) can induce cell injury by forming free radical intermediates. Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR)-γ is a ligand-activated transcription factor belonging to nuclear hormone receptor superfamily, and is involved in oxidative stress response. Thiazolidinedione rosiglitazone is a potent PPARγ agonist. The main aim(More)
An economical method for the conversion of lignocellulosic biomass is to use plants as bioreactors for cellulases production. Two bacterial thermostable cellulases (E2 and E3) and a E3-E2 fusion form were expressed in tobacco, driven by a double 35S promoter and 5' TEV-UTL. The enzymes were targeted to the apoplast and cytosol via 5' signal peptides and 3'(More)
Contract net protocol (CNP) and its extensions (CNCP, ICNP) have been widely applied to task allocation in muti-agent system (MAS). However, when being applied to large-scale MAS (LSMAS), they expose shortcomings such as low efficiency and large information amounts. To solve this problem, an improvement to CNCP was proposed in this paper, In which a method(More)