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An activating NLRC4 inflammasome mutation causes autoinflammation with recurrent macrophage activation syndrome
Inflammasomes are innate immune sensors that respond to pathogen- and damage-associated signals with caspase-1 activation, interleukin (IL)-1β and IL-18 secretion, and macrophage pyroptosis. TheExpand
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Functional Identification of Novel Genes Involved in the Glutathione-Independent Gentisate Pathway in Corynebacterium glutamicum
ABSTRACT Corynebacterium glutamicum used gentisate and 3-hydroxybenzoate as its sole carbon and energy source for growth. By genome-wide data mining, a gene cluster designated ncg12918-ncg12923 wasExpand
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NBEAL2 is mutated in Gray Platelet Syndrome and is required for biogenesis of platelet alpha-granules
Gray platelet syndrome (GPS) is an autosomal recessive bleeding disorder that is characterized by large platelets that lack α-granules. Here we show that mutations in NBEAL2 (neurobeachin-like 2),Expand
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PCR detection and PFGE genotype analyses of streptococcal clinical isolates from tilapia in China.
Large-scale streptococcal outbreaks occurred continuously in tilapia farms of China from 2009 to 2011. The objective of this study was to characterize the prevalent strains of tilapia streptococciExpand
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MOS11: A New Component in the mRNA Export Pathway
Nucleocytoplasmic trafficking is emerging as an important aspect of plant immunity. The three related pathways affecting plant immunity include Nuclear Localization Signal (NLS)–mediated nuclearExpand
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Impact of citric acid on the tenderness, microstructure and oxidative stability of beef muscle.
Acidification of meat can improve texture however it also increases susceptibility to lipid oxidation. The effect of injection and marination of citric acid to acidify and sodium carbonate or sodiumExpand
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Crystal Structure and Biochemical Features of EfeB/YcdB from Escherichia coli O157
  • Xiuhua Liu, Q. Du, +6 authors L. Gu
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • The Journal of Biological Chemistry
  • 15 February 2011
EfeB/YcdB is a member of the dye-decolorizing peroxidase (DyP) protein family. A recent study has shown that this protein can extract iron from heme without breaking the tetrapyrrole ring. We reportExpand
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Association Mapping of Quantitative Trait Loci for Mineral Element Contents in Whole Grain Rice (Oryza sativa L.).
Mineral elements in brown rice grain play an important role in human health. In this study, variations in the content of iron (Fe), zinc (Zn), selenium (Se), cadmium (Cd), and lead (Pb) in 378Expand
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Effects of ions and phosphates on alkaline phosphatase activity in aerobic activated sludge system.
The influence of metal ions, anions, ortho-phosphate, polyphosphate and organic phosphorus on the activity and kinetics of alkaline phosphatase in aerobic activated sludge taken from a localExpand
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Molecular detection of a gene effective against powdery mildew in the wheat cultivar Liangxing 66
Since it was commercialized in 2008, Liangxing 66 is one of the most widely grown cultivars of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) in winter and facultative wheat-producing regions in northern China. ThisExpand
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