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The evolution of the spin rate of Comet 9P/Tempel 1 through two perihelion passages (in 2000 and 2005) is determined from 1922 Earth-based observations taken over a period of 13 year as part of a WorldWide observing campaign and from 2888 observations taken over a period of 50 days from the Deep Impact spacecraft. We determine the following sidereal spin(More)
Photosystem II (PSII) is prone to irreversible light-induced damage, with the D1 polypeptide a major target. Repair processes operate in the cell to replace a damaged D1 subunit within the complex with a newly synthesized copy. As yet, the molecular details of PSII repair are relatively obscure despite the critical importance of this process for maintaining(More)
OG2 is a modified antimicrobial peptide, that is, derived from the frog peptide Palustrin-OG1. It has high antimicrobial activity and low cytotoxicity, and it is therefore promising as a therapeutic agent. Both prokaryotic (Escherichia coli) and eukaryotic (Pichia pastoris) production host systems were used to produce OG2 in our previous study; however, it(More)
OG2 is a modified antimicrobial peptide of Palustrin-OG1 (OG1), which is derived from Odorrana grahami frog. OG2 has shown much higher selective antimicrobial activity and lower hemolytic activity than OG1, indicating OG2 may be a promising antimicrobial agent. In this study, we investigated three fusion partners, including thioredoxin, Mxe GyrA intein, and(More)
Alkene monooxygenase from Xanthobacter autotrophicus Py2 (XAMO) catalyses the asymmetric epoxidation of a broad range of alkenes. As well as the electron transfer components (a NADH-oxidoreductase and a Rieske-type ferredoxin) and the terminal oxygenase containing the binuclear non-haem iron active site, it requires a small catalytic coupling/effector(More)
Human pluripotent stem cell-derived hepatocytes have the potential to provide in vitro model systems for drug discovery and hepatotoxicity testing. However, these cells are currently unsuitable for drug toxicity and efficacy testing because of their limited expression of genes encoding drug-metabolizing enzymes, especially cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzymes.(More)
OBJECTIVES To explore the relationship between the maximal fractional decrease of regional cerebral oxygen saturation (rSO2) in neurologic derangement and the patency of the circle of Willis and contralateral carotid artery stenosis. DESIGN A prospective observational study. SETTINGS A tertiary-care university hospital PARTICIPANTS This study enrolled(More)
This report describes the isolation and identification of a potent acetylcholinesterase (AChE) inhibitor-producing yeasts. Of 731 species of yeast strain, the S-3 strain was selected as a potent producer of AChE inhibitor. The selected S-3 strain was investigated for its microbiological characteristics. The S-3 strain was found to be short-oval yeast that(More)
Water is detrimental to the performance of organic light-emitting devices and organic solar cells. A novel weight gain test (WGT) was introduced and demonstrated to measure the low permeation of water vapor through a metallic barrier coating on a polymer substrate. By using the WGT, the values of solubility, diffusivity and permeability for a sample are(More)
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