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A Gram-negative-staining bacterium, designated strain 25BT, was isolated from a soil sample from a rice field in Guangxi Province, China, and its taxonomic position was investigated by using a polyphasic approach. Cells were rod-shaped, non-spore-forming, non-motile and strictly aerobic. Strain 25BT grew optimally at 37 degrees C and pH 7.0. The predominant(More)
Elongation factors (EF) are abundant cell proteins that play important roles in the metabolism of all multicellular organisms. Here we describe a functional analysis of elongation factor 1-alpha (EF1A) and elongation factor 2 (EF2), from the Pacific white shrimp, Litopenaeus vannamei. Full-length cDNAs of genes corresponding to EF1A and EF2 were obtained(More)
Through the analysis of the characteristics of Bluetooth piconet and Bluetooth's security architecture, this paper gives out a scheme of group key agreement based on Diffie-Hellman key agreement protocol. It affords a method that nodes can authenticate each other in the Bluetooth piconet and defeat threats derived from Bluetooth link-level. In the last(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES Recently, less invasive methods have emerged as potential alternatives for staging with tissue confirmation of suspected metastatic mediastinal lymph nodes in lung cancer. The objective of this review was to assess the overall diagnostic accuracy of EBUS-TBNA in detecting metastatic mediastinal lymph node in lung cancer with a(More)
In the present study, cDNA encoding a heat shock protein 60 (LvHSP60) gene in Litopenaeus vannamei was cloned using a combination of homology and rapid amplification of cDNA end (RACE) methods. The full length of the LvHSP60 cDNA was found to be 2379bp, with a 1737bp open reading frame. The translated amino acid sequence consisted of 579 residues with a(More)
Human ribonuclease inhibitor (RI) is a cytoplasmic acidic protein. RI is constructed almost entirely of leucine rich repeats, which might be involved in unknown biological effects except inhibiting RNase A and angiogenin activities. We previously reported that up-regulating RI inhibited the growth and metastasis of melanoma cells. Epithelial-mesenchymal(More)
An affinity protocol for purification of xanthine oxidase (XOD) from Arthrobacter M3 was developed. The isolation procedure consisted of only three steps, ammonium sulfate precipitation, affinity extraction to exclude the major impurities, and the final refining procedure with DEAE ion-exchange chromatography for removal of minor contaminants. In this(More)
Lung cancer is the most common cause of death from cancer worldwide and recent studies have revealed that microRNAs play critical roles to regulate lung carcinogenesis. Here we present evidence to show the role of miR-198 in lung cancer development. Our results showed that ectopic expression of miR-198 inhibits the viability and induces the apoptosis of(More)
Acid rain and inputs of acidic effluent can result in increased acidity in aquatic ecosystems, where it is known to have a significant impact and possibly, to cause the decline of some populations of aquatic organisms. In previous studies, intracellular acid-induced oxidative stress has been shown to cause DNA damage, and cooperatively activate the(More)
OBJECTIVES To comprehensively evaluate the association of ERCC1 C8092A and ERCC2 Lys751Gln polymorphisms with the risk of glioma. METHODS Potential studies were searched and selected through the Pubmed/MEDLINE, EMBASE, the China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) platforms, WanFang and VIP database up to June 2013. Two investigators independently(More)