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Pentachlorophenol (PCP) has been widely used as a wood preservative since 1980s. Although it has been banned worldwide, residues of PCP are still commonly found. The spent compost of oyster mushroom Pleurotus pulmonarius (SMC) which was a degraded paddy straw-based substrate, contained 25% chitin. Five percentage of the SMC could remove 89.0 +/- 0.4% of 100(More)
The presence or absence of core fucose in the Fc region N-linked glycans of antibodies affects their binding affinity toward FcγRIIIa as well as their antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity (ADCC) activity. However, the quantitative nature of this structure-function relationship remains unclear. In this study, the in vitro biological activity of an(More)
Seventy percent of children with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) who may benefit from bone marrow transplant (BMT) lack a human leucocyte antigen (HLA)-matched related donor (MRD). For these children, BMT from a matched unrelated donor (MUD) represents a therapeutic option. We reviewed the course of 62 children with ALL who received fully matched marrow(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the potency, side effects, and duration of action of triptorelin and leuprorelin acetate after i.m. injections. DESIGN Prospective, double-blind crossover clinical study. SETTING A teaching hospital. PATIENT(S) Fifty-four patients with pelvic endometriosis. INTERVENTION(S) Twenty-seven patients had three doses of i.m.(More)
Major ABO incompatible BM transplantation carries a risk of acute haemolysis. Red cell depletion reduces this risk but not all incompatible RBC (iRBCs) are removed and in children the residual volume can be significant relative to body weight. We sought to determine the volume of iRBCs that can be safely given to children. All patients receiving fresh BM(More)
The urokinase-type plasminogen activator (uPA) activity in sera of patients suffering from nasopharyngeal carcinoma was examined by a uPA-specific immunocapture assay. The results revealed that the activity levels in the patient sera were significantly higher than that of normal healthy controls. The uPA activity also increased with the staging of the(More)