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Pichiapastoris is one of the most widely used expression systems for the production of recombinant secretory proteins. Its universal application is, however, somewhat hampered by its unpredictable yields for different heterologous proteins, which is now believed to be caused in part by their varied efficiencies to traffic through the host secretion(More)
The goal of this study was to evaluate the biocompatibility of materials for use in fully bioabsorbable vascular stents. 10:90 poly(L-lactic-co-glycolic acid) (10:90 L-PLGA), 85:15 poly(L-lactic-co-glycolic acid) (85:15 L-PLGA), polydioxanone (PDO), and poly-L-lactic acid (L-PLA) polymers were chosen as materials. Polymeric fibers were woven into a braided(More)
This study examined how low neighbourhood human capital (measured by percentage of residents with no qualifications) may be related to trajectories of children׳s emotional and behavioural problems from early-to-middle childhood. It also assessed whether effects of neighbourhood human capital or its pathways were moderated by child nonverbal cognitive(More)
The Bacillus fusiformis (BFN) strain and its biodegradation of phenol when iron-based nanoparticles such as nanoscale zero-valent iron (nZVI) and Ni/Fe nanoparticles (Ni/Fe) were present at different pH values (6.0, 8.0, and 3.0) were investigated. The growth of BFN and its biodegradation of phenol accelerated in the presence of nZVI and Ni/Fe both at pH(More)
The remediation of toxic persistent organic contaminants in the environment has raised a need for effective cleanup methods. In this study, an integrated remediation technique based on biodegradation of naphthalene using Bacillus fusiformis and Fenton oxidation of their degraded metabolites using nanoscale zero-valent iron (nZVI). A 99.0% naphthalene was(More)
Interleukin-15 (IL-15) is a pleiotropic cytokine and a member of the four α-helix bundle family of cytokines which include IL-2, IL-4, IL-7, IL-9, IL-15 and IL-21. IL-15 exhibits a broad biological activity and induces the differentiation and proliferation of T, B and natural killer (NK) cells. In this study, a DNA fragment containing the mature human IL-15(More)
Iron nanoparticles (Fe NPs) were synthesized using tea extracts as a catalyst for the Fenton-like oxidation of monochlorobenzene (MCB), where 69%, 53%, and 39% of MCB were, respectively, degraded by Fe NPs synthesized using green tea extracts, oolong tea extracts, and black tea extracts. Fe NPs synthesized using green tea extracts (GT-Fe NPs) demonstrated(More)
Layered double hydroxides (LDHs), also well-known as hydrotalcite-like layered clays, have been widely investigated in the fields of catalysts and catalyst support, anion exchanger, electrical and optical functional materials, flame retardants and nanoadditives. This feature article focuses on the progress in micro-/nanostructured LDHs in terms of(More)
CD147, a leukocyte surface molecule over-expressed in T-lymphoma cells, is reportedly associated with lymphocyte activation and proteinase production via interactions with fibroblasts and plays a role in stromal invasion by lymphoma cells. To determine the role of CD147 in the progression of T-lymphoma, we performed siRNA interference-mediated knockdown of(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the leading cause of death worldwide. Although aquaporin-3 (AQP3) is widely distributed in mammalian tissues and over-expressed in NSCLC cells, there are limited studies on the effects of AQP3 knockdown on NSCLC cells under hypoxic conditions. METHODS The CCK-8 assay was used to calculate cell(More)