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Fenoxaprop-P-ethyl (FE) is widely used as a post-emergence aryloxyphenoxy propionate (AOPP) herbicide in agriculture. An efficient FE-degrading strain DL-2 was isolated from the enrichment culture and identified as Acinetobacter sp. and the metabolite fenoxaprop acid (FA) was identified by HPLC/MS analysis. The strain DL-2 could also degrade a wide range of(More)
OBJECTIVES Identifying patients at risk of a 30-day readmission can help providers design interventions, and provide targeted care to improve clinical effectiveness. This study developed a risk model to predict a 30-day inpatient hospital readmission for patients in Maine, across all payers, all diseases and all demographic groups. METHODS Our objective(More)
The release profile of sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS), a potent microbicide, from a female controlled drug delivery system (FcDDS) made of Carbopol 934P and hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC) was evaluated using a newly developed in vitro Simulant Vaginal System (SVS). The major parameters involved in the release profiles of SDS were categorized as: (1)(More)
Catalases are essential components of the cellular equipment used to cope with oxidative stress. The monofunctional catalase KatP was purified from Pigmentiphaga sp. using ammonium sulfate precipitation (ASP), diethylaminoethyl ion exchange chromatography (IEC), and hydrophobic interaction chromatography (HIC). The purified catalase formed polymer with an(More)
UNLABELLED 6-Chloro-2-benzoxazolinone (CDHB) is a precursor of herbicide, insecticide, and fungicide synthesis and has a broad spectrum of biological activity. Pigmentiphaga sp. strain DL-8 can transform CDHB into 2-amino-5-chlorophenol (2A5CP), which it then utilizes as a carbon source for growth. The CDHB hydrolase (CbaA) was purified from strain DL-8,(More)
In this study, the feasibility of a carbopol 934P-HPMC-based gel formulation as a vaginal drug delivery system was evaluated. A vaginal fluid simulant (VFS) was utilized to simulate human vaginal mucus. The viscosity of the carbopol-HPMC gel system and VFS was examined using a cone and plate viscometer. The surface tension of VFS was measured using a(More)
Cloud storage systems take advantage of distributed storage technology and virtualization technology, to provide virtual machine clients with customizable storage service. They can be divided into two types: distributed file system and block level storage system. Orthrus is a Light weighted Block-Level Cloud Storage System, which adopt multiple volume(More)
A combined theoretical/experimental study of the heat transfer in thermoelectric Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) actuators is undertaken in this paper. A one-dimensional model of a thermoelectric unit cell with a SMA junction is developed rst and the transient temperatures in the SMA are evaluated for dierent applied electric current densities. As a rst step(More)