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Sinorhizobium sp. C4 was isolated from a polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH)-contaminated site in Hilo, HI, USA. This isolate can utilize phenanthrene as a sole carbon source. Sixteen metabolites of phenanthrene were isolated and identified, and the metabolic map was proposed. Degradation of phenanthrene was initiated by dioxygenation on 1,2- and 3,4-C,(More)
Arthrobacter sp. P1-1, isolated from a polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH)-contaminated site in Hilo, HI, USA, can decompose phenanthrene (40 mg l(-1)) completely within 7 days. A detailed phenanthrene metabolism map was constructed based on metabolite analysis and replacement cultures. Initial dioxygenation occurs on 1,2-, 3,4-, and 9,10-C of(More)
PARP-1 is a nuclear enzyme that plays an important role in DNA repair, recombination, proliferation and the genome stability. The PARP-1 Val762Ala polymorphism has been associated with increased risk of developing cancers of the prostate, esophagus and lung. The aim of this study was to determine whether the PARP-1 Val762Ala polymorphism is associated with(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the expression of Sox2, a transcription factor, in a series of benign, borderline, and malignant ovarian tumors and to evaluate whether Sox2 expression levels correlate with clinicopathological characteristics in ovarian epithelial carcinoma. This study investigated immunohistochemical expressions of Sox2 in 43(More)
Galectins could specifically bind to β-galactoside residues and play crucial roles in innate immune responses of vertebrates and invertebrates. In this study, the cDNA of a galectin with multiple carbohydrate-recognition domains (CRDs) was cloned from pearl oyster Pinctada fucata (designated as PoGal). PoGal cDNA was 2138bp long and consisted of a(More)
Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) is an important cytokine and plays a crucial role as a pivotal regulator of innate immunity. In this study, a MIF cDNA was identified and characterized from the pearl oyster Pinctada fucata (designated as PoMIF). The full-length of PoMIF was 1544 bp and consisted of a 5'-untranslated region (UTR) of 45 bp, a(More)
Xanthine oxidase (XO) catalyses hypoxanthine and xanthine to uric acid in human metabolism. Overproduction of uric acid will lead to hyperuricemia and finally cause gout and other diseases. Luteolin is one of the major components of celery and green peppers, its inhibitory activity on XO and their interaction mechanism were evaluated by multispectroscopic(More)
For uplink large-scale MIMO systems, linear minimum mean square error (MMSE) signal detection algorithm is near-optimal but involves matrix inversion with high complexity. In this paper, we propose a low-complexity signal detection algorithm based on the successive overrelaxation (SOR) method to avoid the complicated matrix inversion. We first prove a(More)
In this paper, we propose a new texture descriptor, completed local derivative pattern (CLDP). In contrast to completed local binary pattern (CLBP), which involves only local differences at each scale, CLDP encodes the directional variation of the local differences of two scales as a complementary component to local patterns in CLBP. The new component in(More)
Traditional data mining predictive algorithm dealt little with original data set and did not make full use of the relationship of the data, as a result, numerous mathematical operation resources was wasted and also the accuracy of the predicted result was not very high. Against with this problem, correlation coefficient and information entropy were(More)