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Six strains of Gram-positive, catalase-negative, non-motile, irregular short rod-shaped Weissella bacteria, with width and length of 0.5-0.6 and 1.2-2.7microm were isolated from diseased rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss (Walbaum) in winter of 2007 at a commercial fishery in Jingmen, Hubei province, China. The diseased rainbow trout exhibited hemorrhage in(More)
Circulating calcium (Ca(2+)) is a primary regulator of bone homeostasis through its action on PTH secretion. Extracellular Ca(2+) modulates PTH secretion through a cell surface G protein-coupled receptor, the calcium-sensing receptor (CaR). The expression of the CaR suggests a critical role in cellular regulation by calcium in various organs, including(More)
Interspersed AGGs within the FMR1 gene CGG repeat region may anchor the sequence and prevent slippage during replication. In order to detect the AGG position variations, we developed a method employing partial MnlI restriction analysis and analyzed X chromosomes from 187 males, including 133 normal controls (117 with 20-34 and 16 with 35-52 repeats), plus(More)
This study investigated the protective effects of Lycium barbarum polysaccharide (LBP) on alleviating injury from oxygen-glucose deprivation/reperfusion (OGD/RP) in primary cultured rat hippocampal neurons. Cultured hippocampal neurons were exposed to oxygen-glucose deprivation (OGD) for 2 h followed by a 24 h re-oxygenation. The MTT assay and the lactate(More)
A 3D quantitative structure-activity relationship study for inhibition of calcium-sensing receptor in the aryloxypropanolamine series predicted that these molecules adopt a U-shaped conformation with pi-stacking between the two aromatic rings. This hypothesis led to the discovery of novel 1-arylmethyl pyrrolidin-2-yl ethanol amines capable of antagonizing(More)
Analyze protein and gene expression of mGluRs (mGluR1, mGluR5, mGluR4) in osteosarcoma tissues and discuss the relation between expression level and clinical characteristics of osteosarcoma, and study the clinical significance. Detect protein and mRNA expression level of mGluRs (mGluR1, mGluR5, mGluR4) in 40 osteosarcoma tissues and the corresponding(More)
A structure-activity relationship study of the amine portion of the calcilytic compound NPS-2143 resulted in the discovery of substituted 2-benzylpyrrolidines as replacements for the 1,1-dimethyl-2-naphthalen-2-yl-ethylamine. When compared to NPS-2143, a newly discovered compound, 3h, exhibited similar potency as a calcium-sensing receptor (CaR) antagonist(More)
This paper described a plasma degradation of Brilliant Green (BG) by glow discharge electrolysis. Various influencing factors such as the voltage, the distance between cathode and anode were examined. Ultraviolet (UV) absorption spectra, gas chromatogram-mass spectrum (GC-MS), and chemical oxygen demand (COD) were used to monitor the degradation process and(More)
A disk Bézier curve is a Bézier curve whose control points are disks in a plane. It can be viewed as a parametric curve with error tolerances. In this paper, we discuss the problem of degree reduction of disk Bézier curves, that is, bounding disk Bézier curves with lower degree disk Bézier curves. We propose an efficient method to solve this problem. The(More)