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This note develops an approach to directly control the transient response of linear time-invariant control systems. We begin by considering all-pole transfer functions of order for which we introduce a set of parameters = 1 . . . called the characteristic ratios. We also introduce a generalized time constant . We prove that and can be used to characterize(More)
A bacterium, GJ-18, having strong chitinolytic activity was isolated from coastal soil. The isolated strain was identified as Aeromonas sp. by morphological and biochemical properties along with 16S rRNA gene sequence. The crude chitinolytic activity of culture supernatants was maximal on the 5th day of culture. Below 45°C, chitin was effectively hydrolyzed(More)
Ten iridoviruses were isolated from cultured fish from various regions in Korea; 7 from rock bream, 1 from red sea bream, 1 from sea bass, and 1 from rockfish. The full open-reading frame (ORF) encoding the major capsid protein (MCP) (1362 bp) from ten iridoviruses were sequenced and the nucleotide sequences were phylogenetically analyzed. Phylogenetic(More)
The purpose of this study is to assess the usefulness of soluble vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in the effusions of patients with malignant and tuberculous diseases. Using a sandwich enzyme-linked immunoadsorbent assay, VEGF concentration was measured in malignant (n=17) and tuberculous (n=11) pleural effusions. Pleural biopsy, cytology or(More)
Several different types of chemicals induce resistance in plants. Oxycom™ that contains active oxygen species has under commercial field conditions improved the performance of a diversity of plant species exposed to a range of naturally-occurring pathogens, including Pythium, downy mildew and powdery mildew. Oxycom™ had only weak antifungal activity when(More)
Forty-two cadaver knees were used for morphologic and MRI observations of the tendinous distal expansions of the semimembranosus m. and the posterior capsular structures of the knee. A tendinous branch of the semimembranosus m. inserting into the posterior horn of the lateral meniscus was found in 43.2% of the knees dissected, besides five already known(More)
 Alterations in hepatic metabolism of S-amino acids were monitored over one week in male rats treated with a single dose of ethanol (3 g/kg, ip). Methionine and S-adenosylhomocysteine concentrations were increased rapidly, but S-adenosylmethionine, cysteine, and glutathione (GSH) decreased following ethanol administration. Activities of methionine(More)
A pathogen-inducible WRKY cDNA was cloned from the leaves of watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) seedlings 24 h after inoculation with Cladosporium cucumerinum. The deduced protein of the gene, designated as ClWRKY70, was classified as a group III WRKY protein based on its single WRKY domain containing a Cys2HisCys zinc-finger motif. Its Arabidopsis thaliana(More)
Echinomycin, in typical DNA minor groove binder, had comparable efficacy compared to 5-FU in the phase II trail of colon cancer treatment. To improve echinomycin's drawback (hydrophobicity, toxicity), we synthesized the YK-2000 series (echinomycin analogues). Among these, YK-2000 had the best in vitro cytotoxicity on six different human solid cancer cell(More)
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the clinical significance of E-cadherin expression in lung cancer. E-cadherin expression was detected by immunohistochemistry using a monoclonal antibody (HECD-1). Strongly positive (++) E-cadherin tumors were classified as a type of preserved E-cadherin expression (Pr type), while the others (+, - tumors) were(More)