Daily Archives: April 24, 2014


Author: Haibo Zhang Background: 2-phenylethanl (2-PE) and its derivatives are important chemicals, which are widely used in food materials and fine chemical industries and polymers and it’s also a potentially valuable alcohol for next-generation biofuel. However, the biosynthesis of 2-PE are mainly biotransformed from phenylalanine, the price of which barred […]

De-novo Synthesis of 2-Phenylethanol by Enterobacter sp. CGMCC 5087


Author: Peter Olupot-Olupot Background: Severe anemia (SA, hemoglobin <6 g/dl) is a leading cause of pediatric hospital admission in Africa, with significant in-hospital mortality. The underlying etiology is often infectious, but specific pathogens are rarely identified. Guidelines developed to encourage rational blood use recommend a standard volume of whole blood […]

Phase II trial of standard versus increased transfusion volume in ...



Author: Florian Wirsdörfer Background: Lymphocyte infiltration is a common feature of radiation-induced pneumonitis and fibrosis, but their contribution to the pathogenic processes is still unclear. Here, we addressed the impact of thorax irradiation on the T cell compartment with a focus on immunosuppressive regulatory T cells (Treg). Methods: C57BL/6 wild […]

Thorax irradiation triggers a local and systemic accumulation of immunosuppressive ...


Author: Janneke Snetselaar Background: The increasing global threat of Dengue demands new and easily applicable vector control methods. Ovitraps provide a low-tech and inexpensive means to combat Dengue vectors. Here we describe the development and optimization process of a novel contamination device that targets multiple life-stages of the Aedes aegypti […]

Development and evaluation of a novel contamination device that targets ...




Author: Shaun Smith Background: The emergence and dissemination of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a growing concern to public and animal health. The contribution attributable to wildlife remains unclear. In this study two unrelated wildlife species herring gulls (Larus argentatus) and a hybrid deer (Cervus elaphus x Cervus nippon) were investigated […]

Antimicrobial resistant bacteria in wild mammals and birds: a coincidence ...




Author: Wei Sun Background: T regulatory cells (Tregs) contribute to the progression of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) by suppressing antitumor immunity. However, little is known regarding the functional heterogeneity of Tregs in HNSCC patients. Methods: Using multicolor flow cytometry, the frequency of three Treg subsets, separated on […]

CD45RA-Foxp3high but not CD45RA+Foxp3low suppressive T regulatory cells increased in ...



Author: Asieh Mansour Background: Evidence supports that increasing number of postmenopausal women are suffering from one or more chronic diseases. Dietary patterns have a pivotal role in maintaining human health. The aim of this study was to characterize the nutrients and energy intake in postmenopausal women, with the special focus […]

association between dietary intake and seasonal variations in postmenopausal women