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The pseudotrisaccharide allosamidin, a potent inhibitor of chitinases, retarded the fragmentation of hyphae but did not affect the fungal growth and cephalosporin-C production in Acremonium chrysogenum. In vitro inhibition of A. chrysogenum cell-bound chitinase(s) by allosamidin revealed that about 47% of the soluble intracellular chitinase activity was(More)
Altered activities of high-density lipoprotein (HDL)-associated antioxidant enzyme paraoxonase 1 (PON1) and lipid transfer proteins, for example, cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) and lecithin cholesterol acyltransferase (LCAT), participating in lipoprotein remodeling seem to play important roles in obesity-related accelerated atherosclerosis.(More)
BACKGROUND Diplopia identifies patients with eye muscle involvement in Graves' ophthalmopathy (GO). OBJECTIVE To identify clinical parameters that could eliminate the need for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to assess the activity of inflammation in the eye muscles of GO patients with diplopia. METHODS In 43 patients with GO with recently developed(More)
Interlead variability of the QT interval in surface electrocardiogram (ECG), i.e., QT dispersion, reflects regional differences in ventricular recovery time, and it has been linked to the occurrence of malignant arrhythmias in different cardiac diseases. The purpose of the study was to assess the effect of hemodialysis on QT and corrected QT (QTc) interval(More)
BACKGROUND In addition to their cytotoxic nature, reactive oxygen species (ROS) are also signal molecules in diverse cellular processes in eukaryotic organisms. Linking genome-wide transcriptional changes to cellular physiology in oxidative stress-exposed Aspergillus nidulans cultures provides the opportunity to estimate the sizes of peroxide (O2(2-)),(More)
The identification and annotation of protein-coding genes is one of the primary goals of whole-genome sequencing projects, and the accuracy of predicting the primary protein products of gene expression is vital to the interpretation of the available data and the design of downstream functional applications. Nevertheless, the comprehensive annotation of(More)
tert -Butylhydroperoxide (t BOOH) tolerant Candida albicans mutants developed from clinical isolates were characterized with increased tolerance of the oxidative stress generating agents t BOOH and H2O2, continuous induction of the antioxidative defence system, reduced pseudohypha and hypha-forming capabilities, decreased phospholipase secretion and delayed(More)
Stress-response proteins of Aspergillus nidulans, Aspergillus clavatus, Aspergillus flavus, Aspergillus fumigatus, Aspergillus niger, Aspergillus oryzae, Aspergillus terreus and Neosartorya fischeri (3908 in total) were annotated and grouped according to stress types (http://193.6.155.82/AspergillusStress/). All genomes harboured elements of the(More)
Carbon starvation is a common stress for micro-organisms both in nature and in industry. The carbon starvation stress response (CSSR) involves the regulation of several important processes including programmed cell death and reproduction of fungi, secondary metabolite production and extracellular hydrolase formation. To gain insight into the physiological(More)
BACKGROUND Analysing a 12-lead surface electrocardiogram (ECG), the inter-lead variability of the P wave interval, i.e. P wave dispersion, is defined as the difference between the maximum and the minimum P wave duration. Our aim was to assess the effect of haemodialysis on P wave duration and dispersion in non-diabetic patients with end-stage renal failure(More)