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A xylanase purified from the thermophilic fungus Thermomyces lanuginosus CBS 288.54 was characterized and its potential application in wheat straw pulp biobleaching was evaluated. Xylanase was purified 33.6-fold to homogeneity with a recovery yield of 21.5%. It appeared as a single protein band on SDS-PAGE gel with a molecular mass of approx. 26.2 kDa. The(More)
The maize P gene encodes a Myb-homologous transcriptional regulator of flavonoid pigmentation in floral organs, and different P gene alleles condition precise tissue- and organ-specific pigmentation patterns. To determine the molecular basis for allele-specific expression patterns, we have isolated and compared two natural alleles of the P gene which differ(More)
Zoledronic acid (ZOL) has been shown to significantly increase bone mineral density and to decrease the incidence of osteoporotic fractures. However, its safety when used after lumbar interbody fusion surgery remains unclear. We sought to determine whether ZOL infusion 3 days after transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) affects the risk of nonunion.(More)
We investigated the role of neurofilament (NF) proteins in Alzheimer disease (AD) neurofibrillary degeneration. The levels and degree of phosphorylation of NF proteins in AD neocortex were determined by Western blots developed with a panel of phosphorylation-dependent NF antibodies. Levels of all three NF subunits and the degree of phosphorylation of NF-H(More)
Removal of many organic pollutants including phenolic compounds from industrial wastewater can always be achieved by fixed-bed adsorption onto the polymeric resin adsorbent, and the relevant breakthrough curves would provide much valuable information to help to design a fixed-bed adsorption process in field application. In the present study, a model(More)
Triple negative breast cancer is known for its visceral metastasis. We have found that CXCR4 is overexpressed in triple negative breast cancer and is associated with visceral metastasis. We further investigated whether CXCR4 is a prognostic factor affecting survival following visceral metastasis in breast cancer patients. Our results indicate that increased(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the safety and efficacies of traditional open versus percutaneous monosegmental pedicle screw fixation in the treatment of incomplete thoracolumbar spinal fracture. METHODS A retrospective analysis was conducted for 44 inpatients with a diagnosis of incomplete thoracolumbar spinal fracture (AO classification: A3.1 and A3.2) undergoing(More)
Sinibotia pulchra (Cypriniformes: Cobitidae) is a small cyprinid fish. In this study, the complete mitochondrial genome sequence of S. pulchra is sequenced. The S. pulchra complete mitochondrial genome (GenBank accession no. KT362179) was a circular molecule of 16 568 bp in length, with 13 protein-coding genes (PCGs), 2 ribosome RNA (rRNA) genes, 22(More)
Adequate fixation of the opened laminar arch is the key indicator of a successful laminoplasty surgery; poor outcomes, including secondary narrowing of the spinal canal and a high risk of axial neck pain are possible when using a suturing method during conventional laminoplasty. Rigid fixation including spacers or bone struts yields satisfactory clinical(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the therapeutic efficacy of the "sandwich" method (medical glue + gelatin sponge + medical glue) of spinal dural repair for preventing cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks during treatment of subdural tumors. METHODS Fifty-four patients with spinal subdural tumors treated between April 2007 and June 2011 were retrospectively investigated.(More)