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A laccase-producing white-rot fungi strain Ganoderma sp.En3 was newly isolated from the forest of Tzu-chin Mountain in China. Ganoderma sp.En3 had a strong ability of decolorizing four synthetic dyes, two simulated dye bath effluents and the real textile dye effluent. Induction in the activity of laccase during the decolorization process indicated that(More)
This paper introduces mechanisms to correlate contents and priorities of incoming HTTP requests used for server process scheduling with the load balancing policies for Web-server clusters. This approach enables both load balancing and Web quality of service (QoS). Another contribution is a modeling and analysis technique based on stochastic highlevel Petri(More)
Cloud computing, as a new concept, provides a good solution for handling multimedia applications effectively and efficiently. It can facilitate the execution of complicated multimedia tasks, as well as supports specific and stringent multimedia QoS provisioning. However, for this new idea, a key challenge is how to make each multimedia service task to(More)
Laccase is a copper-containing polyphenol oxidase that has great potential in industrial and biotechnological applications. Previous research has suggested that fungal laccase may be involved in the defense against oxidative stress, but there is little direct evidence supporting this hypothesis, and the mechanism by which laccase protects cells from(More)
TNPO3 is a nuclear importer required for HIV-1 infection. Here, we show that depletion of TNPO3 leads to an HIV-1 block after nuclear import but prior to integration. To investigate the mechanistic requirement of TNPO3 in HIV-1 infection, we tested the binding of TNPO3 to the HIV-1 core and found that TNPO3 binds to the HIV-1 core. Overall, this work(More)
Due to the mobility of nodes, link failures, dynamic topology, as well as limited energy and bandwidth of the nodes, recovery strategies for service composition have caused a widespread concern in dynamic network. Different from rollback mechanism of post service composition interruption, Backup Service Replacement Strategy (BSRS) can accelerate the service(More)
Two relatively recent discoveries stand behind our current effort to investigate the effects of the chemopreventive agent, selenium, on the proliferation and survival of NB4 cells. The first is that certain selenium compounds such as sodium selenite have pro-oxidant ability to catalyze the oxidation of thiols and simultaneously generate superoxide. The(More)
Selenium at low concentrations has a chemopreventive role against cancer, while at high concentrations, selenite exerts a direct antitumor effect. However, the mechanisms behind these effects remain elusive. In this study, we found that different concentrations of selenite triggered different signal pathways in human leukemia NB4 cells. Low concentrations(More)
Following our previous finding that sodium selenite induces apoptosis in human leukemia NB4 cells, we now show that the expression of the critical antioxidant enzyme manganese superoxide dismutase (MnSOD) is remarkably elevated during this process. We further reveal that reactive oxygen species (ROS), especially superoxide radicals, play a crucial role in(More)
Zinc ions highly concentrate in hippocampus and play a key role in modulating spatial learning and memory. At a time when dietary fortification and supplementation of zinc have increased the zinc consuming level especially in the youth, the toxicity of zinc overdose on brain function was underestimated. In the present study, weaning ICR mice were given(More)