subtilis culture with a capacity of 15 mg/g by using Si-QAC modified antimicrobial cotton fiber. (C) 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.”
“A 55-year-old healthy female without trauma history visited our hospital for rapidly progressive enlarging right side painful neck mass within 5 days and also with comorbid House-Brackmann Grade V facial palsy for 2 days. Magnetic resonance imaging showed heterogenous mass derived from parotid to parapharyngeal space. Much blood clot could be observed
at exploratory operation. Only inflammatory change, but not tumor, was mentioned in pathology report. Facial palsy was kept stationary in Grade III from postoperative 6 months. Copyright (C) 2011, Elsevier Taiwan LLC. All rights reserved.”
“. selleck Tumour necrosis factor-a (TNF-a) plays a pivotal role in hepatitis B virus (HBV) clearance and host immune response determining the chronicity of HBV infection. However, studies of the association between TNF-a-857 polymorphism and chronic HBV infection have reported conflicting results. So a meta-analysis was carried out to draw a more precise conclusion. Pubmed (January, 1966March, 2011) and the China Biological Medicine Database (January, 1978March, 2011) were searched using the keywords TNF-a gene polymorphism in combination with HBV infection without language restriction. Fourteen studies including 4929 chronic HBV infection
cases and 2702 controls describing the C857T genotype were included in the meta-analysis. https://www.selleckchem.com/Wnt.html All fourteen studies focussed on an Asian population. The overall meta-analysis suggested that TNF-a-857T allele reduced the risk of chronic
HBV infection in the RepSox Asian population (OR = 0.82, 95% CI: 0.710.95, P = 0.008) when compared with a spontaneously recovered population. In the sensitivity analyses of the groups obeying HardyWeinberg equilibrium (HWE), without the largest study population and without the smallest study population, a similar association was revealed (OR = 0.81, 95% CI: 0.680.98, P = 0.043; OR = 0.77, 95% CI: 0.680.87, P = 0.0001; OR = 0.81, 95% CI: 0.700.95, P = 0.009, respectively). However, when compared with a healthy population, no significant association was found in the Asian population in all groups. So, we draw the conclusion that the TNF-a-857T allele reduces the risk of chronic HBV infection in this Asian population.”
“Photosynthetic mitigation of CO(2) with microalgae is promising from many aspects, thereby becoming a popular research topic. in this study, seven out of twenty-two indigenous Scenedesmus obliquus isolates obtained from southern Taiwan were selected for detailed study on their CO2 fixation ability. Among them, 2 strains, namely, S. obliquus CNW-N and AS-6-1, displayed high cell growth rate and CO2 removal ability when they were grown on 20% CO2. The 2 strains show a high specific growth rate of 1.019 and 1.065d(-1), respectively, along with a high biomass concentration (2.63 and 1.