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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922754/rice-phytochrome-interacting-factor-like1-ospil1-is-involved-in-the-promotion-of-chlorophyll-biosynthesis-through-feed-forward-regulatory-loops
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Yasuhito Sakuraba, Eun-Young Kim, Su-Hyun Han, Weilan Piao, Gynheung An, Daisuke Todaka, Kazuko Yamaguchi-Shinozaki, Nam-Chon Paek
In phototrophic plants, the highly conserved and tightly regulated process of chlorophyll (Chl) biosynthesis comprises multi-step reactions involving more than 15 enzymes. Since the efficiency of Chl biosynthesis strongly affects plant productivity, understanding the underlying regulatory mechanisms in crop plants can be useful for strategies to increase grain and biomass yields. Here, we show that rice (Oryza sativa) Phytochrome-Interacting Factor-Like1 (OsPIL1), a basic helix-loop-helix transcription factor, promotes Chl biosynthesis...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922550/mesoporous-nanosheet-networked-hybrids-of-cobalt-oxide-and-cobalt-phosphate-for-efficient-electrochemical-and-photoelectrochemical-oxygen-evolution
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Bin Liu, Hui-Qing Peng, Cheuk-Nam Ho, Hongtao Xue, Shuilin Wu, Tsz-Wai Ng, Chun-Sing Lee, Wenjun Zhang
A novel mesoporous nanosheet networked hybrid comprising Co3 O4 and Co3 (PO4 )2 is successfully synthesized using a facile and scalable method through calcinating the carbon, cobalt hydroxy carbonate, and cobalt phosphate composite precursor. Electron transfer from Co3 O4 to Co3 (PO4 )2 , together with the special networked structure and the porous nature of the nanosheets enable the Co3 (PO4 )2 -Co3 O4 hybrid to have a high oxygen evolution reaction (OER) activity and outstanding stability in alkaline electrolyte, e...
September 18, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922423/proprioception-in-patients-with-posterior-cruciate-ligament-tears-a-meta-analysis-comparison-of-reconstructed-and-contralateral-normal-knees
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Jung-Ro Yoon, Dae-Hee Lee, Seung-Nam Ko, Young-Soo Shin
Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) reconstruction for patients with PCL insufficiency has been associated with postoperative improvements in proprioceptive function due to mechanoreceptor regeneration. However, it is unclear whether reconstructed PCL or contralateral normal knees have better proprioceptive function outcomes. This meta-analysis was designed to compare the proprioceptive function of reconstructed PCL or contralateral normal knees in patients with PCL insufficiency. All studies that compared proprioceptive function, as assessed with threshold to detect passive movement (TTDPM) or joint position sense (JPS) in PCL reconstructed or contralateral normal knees were included...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920853/flavobacterium-chuncheonense-sp-nov-and-flavobacterium-luteum-sp-nov-isolated-from-a-freshwater-lake
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Miri Park, Gi Gyun Nam, Suhyun Kim, Hyoung Tae Jeon, Yochan Joung, Jang-Cheon Cho
Two Gram-staining-negative, orange coloured, non-motile, rod-shaped bacterial strains, designated strains IMCC26013T and IMCC26026T, were isolated from a freshwater sample collected from Lake Soyang in Korea. The 16S rRNA gene-based phylogenetic analyses showed that both strains belonged to the genus Flavobacterium and that strains IMCC26013T and IMCC26026T were most closely related to Flavobacterium psychrophilum (96.5 %) and Flavobacterium myungsuense (97.7 %), respectively. DNA G+C contents of strains IMCC26013T and IMCC26026T were 37...
September 18, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920849/flavimarina-flava-sp-nov-isolated-from-salicornia-herbacea
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Eui-Sang Cho, In-Tae Cha, Jung-Min Park, Hak-Jong Choi, Jong Hun Lee, Seong Woon Roh, Eun-Ah Cho, Mee-Hyang Kweon, Young-Do Nam, Myung-Ji Seo
A Gram-stain-negative, motile-by-gliding, aerobic, non-spore-forming, rod-shaped and yellow-pigmented bacterium was isolated from Salicornia herbacea in the Yellow Sea and designated as strain MBLN091T. It belonged to the family Flavobacteriaceae. The 16S rRNA gene sequence of this isolated strain was similar to that of Flavimarina pacifica IDSW-73T with 94.8 % similarity, and with 92.3-92.8 % similarities to those of other closely related species of the genus Leeuwenhoekiella. The similarities of the RNA polymerase subunit B gene between this strain and F...
September 18, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920828/paenibacillus-arcticus-sp-nov-isolated-from-arctic-soil
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In-Tae Cha, Eui-Sang Cho, Yesol Yoo, Yoon Ji Seok, Inhye Park, Hee Seon Lim, Jung-Min Park, Seong Woon Roh, Young-Do Nam, Hak-Jong Choi, Yoo Kyung Lee, Myung-Ji Seo
A Gram-positive, endospore-forming, strictly aerobic and rod-shaped bacterium, designated strain MME2_R6T, was isolated from Arctic soil, and it was identified by using a polyphasic taxonomic approach. This strain was psychrotolerant, growing at 4‒24 °C. 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis showed that strain MME2_R6T was closest to Paenibacillus swuensis DY6T, with 93.9 % similarity. However, in phylogenetic analysis based on the 16S rRNA gene sequence, strain MME2_R6T showed that it clustered with Paenibacillus contaminans CKOBP-6T and the sequencing similarity between the two species was 93...
September 18, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920812/ophthalmic-examination-in-common-kestrels-falco-tinnuculus-from-south-korea
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Jury Kim, Daeyoung Kim, Eun-Ju Kim, Hae-Beom Lee, Nam-Soo Kim, Min-Su Kim
The purpose of this study was to establish reference ophthalmic findings in the common kestrel (Falco tinnunculus). Twenty healthy adult kestrels were included in this study. Ophthalmic examinations included slit lamp biomicroscopy, fundus exam, Schirmer tear test, conjunctival bacterial culture and isolation, corneal touch threshold, tonometry, and corneal diameter measurement. Mean tear production was 7.4 ± 3.27 mm/min, and mean intraocular pressure measured via applanation tonometry was 10.5 ± 3.15 mm Hg...
September 2017: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920414/metagenomic-analysis-of-bacterial-community-structure-and-diversity-of-lignocellulolytic-bacteria-in-vietnamese-native-goat-rumen
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Huyen Thi Do, Khoa Trong Dao, Viet Khanh Hoang Nguyen, Giang Ngoc Le, Phuong Thi Mai Nguyen, Lam Tung Le, Nguyet Thu Phung, Nico van Straalen, Dick Roelofs, Hai Nam Truong
Objective: In a previous study, analysis of Illumina sequenced metagenomic DNA data of bacteria in Vietnamese goats' rumen showed a high diversity of putative lignocellulolytic genes. In this study, taxonomy speculation of microbial community and lignocellulolytic bacteria population in the rumen was conducted to elucidate a role of bacterial structure for effective degradation of plant materials. Methods: The metagenomic data had been subjected into Basic Local Alignment Search Tool (BLASTX) algorithm and the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) non-redundant (NR) sequence database...
September 18, 2017: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920408/characterization-of-gene-expression-and-genetic-variation-of-horse-errfi1-in-thoroughbreds
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Jae-Young Choi, Hyun-Jun Jang, Jeong-Woong Park, Jae-Don Oh, Donghyun Shin, Nam Young Kim, Jin Hyeog Oh, Ki-Duk Song, Byung-Wook Cho
Objective: This study aimed to test the expression patterns of ERBB receptor feedback inhibitor 1 (ERRFI1) before and after exercise and the association of non-synonymous single-nucleotide polymorphisms (nsSNPs) of horse ERRFI1 with racing traits in Thoroughbreds. Methods: We performed bioinformatics and gene expression analyses for horse ERRFI1. Transcription factor (TF) binding sites in the 5'-regulatory region of this gene were identified through PROMO. A general linear model (GLM) was used to detect the association between the nsSNP (LOC42830758 A to G) and race performance...
September 18, 2017: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920168/the-online-measured-black-carbon-aerosol-and-source-orientations-in-the-nam-co-region-tibet
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Xin Zhang, Jing Ming, Zhongqin Li, Feiteng Wang, Guoshuai Zhang
Equivalent black carbon (eBC) mass concentrations were measured by an aethalometer (AE-31) in the Nam Co, central Tibet from 2010 to 2014. Different from previous filter-sampling studies (Ming et al., J Environ Sci 22(11):1748-1756, 2010; Zhao et al., Environ Sci Pollut Res 20:5827-5838, 2013), the first high-resolution online eBC measurement conducted in central Tibet is reported here, allowing to discuss the diurnal variations as well as seasonal variabilities of eBC. Average daily eBC concentration was 74 ± 50 ng/m(3), reflecting a global background level...
September 17, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920116/development-of-a-smart-activity-based-probe-to-detect-subcellular-activity-of-asparaginyl-endopeptidase-in-living-cells
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Jong-Ah Hong, Na-Eun Choi, Yeo-Kyoung La, Ho Yeon Nam, Jiwon Seo, Jiyoun Lee
We developed a smart activity-based probe that detects the activity of asparaginyl endopeptidase (AEP) in live cells to monitor the dynamics of enzyme regulation. The newly designed probe generated a turn-on fluorescence signal in response to the activity of AEP in living cells without compromising the labelling efficiency or selectivity. Our probe closely reflected the enzyme activity in its native state, detecting subcellular AEP activity in colon cancer cells and neuronal cells.
September 18, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919729/psychometric-properties-of-the-korean-version-of-the-pulmonary-rehabilitation-adapted-index-of-self-efficacy-praise-for-individuals-with-copd
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Hee-Young Song, Kyoung A Nam
PURPOSE: Self-efficacy is related to the emotional functioning and coping skills of an individual and is thought to be a predictor of health behaviors, which are particularly important for pulmonary rehabilitation (PR). To our knowledge, no measure of self-efficacy has been validated to explore behavior changes in the context of PR for patients with COPD in Korea. This study aimed to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Korean version of the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Adapted Index of Self-Efficacy (PRAISE)...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919426/improving-glycemic-control-in-model-mice-with-type-2-diabetes-by-increasing-superoxide-dismutase-sod-activity-using-silk-fibroin-hydrolysate-sfh
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Harry Jung, Yoo Yeon Kim, Boyoung Kim, Hajin Nam, Jun Gyo Suh
Islet cell dysfunction in type 2 diabetes is primarily attributed to the increased apoptosis of pancreatic beta cells. Silk fibroin hydrolysate (SFH) has an effect on blood in type 2 diabetes model mice (C57BL/KsJ-db/db). However, its exact mechanism is unknown. The type 2 diabetes model mice were randomly divided into non-diabetic mice (ND), diabetic mice (DB), and diabetic mice treated with silk fibroin hydrolysate (DB-SFH). The results showed that SFH significantly decreased fasting blood glucose and hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c)...
September 15, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919388/altered-brain-functional-connectivity-induced-by-physical-exercise-may-improve-neuropsychological-functions-in-patients-with-benign-epilepsy
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Gyan Raj Koirala, Dongpyo Lee, Soyong Eom, Nam-Young Kim, Heung Dong Kim
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to elucidate alteration in functional connectivity (FC) in patients with benign epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes (BECTS) as induced by physical exercise therapy and their correlation to the neuropsychological (NP) functions. METHODS: We analyzed 115 artifact- and spike-free 2-second epochs extracted from resting state EEG recordings before and after 5weeks of physical exercise in eight patients with BECTS. The exact Low Resolution Electromagnetic Tomography (eLORETA) was used for source reconstruction...
September 15, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919126/low-dose-ct-for-the-diagnosis-of-appendicitis-in-adolescents-and-young-adults-locat-a-pragmatic-multicentre-randomised-controlled-non-inferiority-trial
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Hyuk Jung Kim, Byeong Geon Jeon, Chong Kun Hong, Kye Won Kwon, Seung Bong Han, Soya Paik, Suk Ki Jang, Young Rock Ha, Young Sik Kim, Min Hee Lee, Boem Ha Yi, Eung Jin Shin, Hae Kyung Lee, Hee Kyung Kim, Ho Jung Kim, Jae Hyung Choi, Young Soon Cho, Min-Jeong Kim, Dong Kyu Kim, Ji-Young Choe, Kyueng-Whan Min, Man Sup Lim, Sang Ook Ha, Sang Woo Lim, Youdong Sohn, Young Hwan Lee, Ji Hoon Park, Bon Seung Gu, Hye Seung Lee, Jae Hyuk Lee, Ji Ye Sim, Joonghee Kim, Kyoung Ho Lee, Kyuseok Kim, Soyeon Ahn, Sung-Bum Kang, Yoon Jin Lee, You Hwan Jo, Young Hoon Kim, Yousun Ko, Seung Joon Choi, Bohyung Song, Byung Ho Goh, Chaesuk Lim, Chang Rae Kim, Cho Rong Seo, Eunbaeck Kim, Gio Han, Jae-Hyug Woo, Jinhyun Kim, Kyoungjin Min, Min-A Lee, Min Ju Jeong, Min Kyoung Lee, Yong Su Lim, Young Sup Shim, Sung Bin Park, Chan Woong Kim, Dong Hoon Lee, Seung Eun Lee, Sung Eun Kim, Yoo Shin Choi, Sung Eun Rha, Eun Sun Jung, Gun Hyung Na, Han Joon Kim, Han Mo Yoo, Hye Kyung Chang, Joon Il Choi, Kyu Nam Park, Michael Yong Park, Moon Hyung Choi, Sang Hoon Oh, Seung Eun Jung, Sohee Lee, Soo Ah Im, Soo Hyun Kim, Soon Nam Oh, Tae Ho Hong, Won-Kyung Kang, Young Joon Lee, Young Hwan Lee, Dong Baek Kang, Hyun Soo Han, Jeong Woo Choi, Ki-Jung Yoon, Yong Hwang, Seong Sook Hong, Eui Sung Hwang, Heajin Chung, Hye Young Jang, Jiyoung Hwang, Jun Bum Park, Kyung Yul Hur, Yoon Mi Jeen, Young Joo Lee, Young Shin Cho, Han Jin Cho, Inyoung Choi, Jong Hak Park, Jooyeong Kim, Suk Keu Yeom, Sung Woo Moon, Young Sik Kim, Mi Sung Kim, Dong Hyuk Shin, Heon-Ju Kwon, Pil Cho Choi, Sang Kuk Han, Ji Young Woo, Gu Hyun Kang, Han Myun Kim, Hyun Young Choi, Ik Yang, Jae Ho Jang, Jeong Won Kim, Sang Nam Yoon, Won Hee Kim, Yong Soo Jang, Mi-Suk Park, In Cheol Park, Jae Gil Lee, Min Joung Kim, Yong Eun Chung, Jongmee Lee, Baek-Hui Kim, Chang Hee Lee, Jung-Youn Kim, Sanghee Kang, Sung-Hyuk Choi, Yang Shin Park, Seong Whi Cho, Chan Woo Park, Gi Bong Chae, Taek Guen Ohk, Yong-Hwan Jeon, Nurhee Hong, Dae Han Wi, Jun Hee Lee, Jung Nam Kwon, Seok Youn Lee, Weon-Cheol Han, Young Cheol Song, Mi Jeong Kim, Jung Hyeok Kwon, Seoung Kyu Beak, Sung Jin Kim, Woo Ik Choi, Yu Na Kang, Cheong-Il Shin, Dong Ho Lee, Gyeong Hoon Kang, Ijin Joo, Jeong Hee Yoon, Ji Won Park, Kyu Joo Park, Sang Do Shin, Seung-Bum Ryoo, Seung-Yong Jeong, Su Joa Ahn, Tae Han Kim, Won Chang, Yoon-Hye Kwon, Sang Soo Shin, Hee Joon Kim, Ho Goon Kim, Yong Soo Cho, Yoo Duk Choi, Bong Soo Kim, Chang Lim Hyun, Guk Myung Choi, In Ho Jeong, Kyeong Won Kang, Seung Hyoung Kim, Woo Jeong Kim, Young Joon Kang, Kwang Pyo Kim
BACKGROUND: CT radiation is arguably carcinogenic. Results from single-centre studies, mostly retrospective, have advocated lowering the CT radiation dose for the diagnosis of appendicitis. However, adoption of low-dose CT has been slow. We aimed to assess the effectiveness of low-dose CT compared with standard-dose CT in the diagnosis of appendicitis in adolescents and young adults. METHODS: We did this pragmatic, multicentre, randomised controlled non-inferiority trial at 20 South Korean teaching hospitals with little experience with low-dose CT...
September 11, 2017: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919016/metarhizium-brunneum-an-enzootic-wireworm-disease-and-evidence-for-its-suppression-by-bacterial-symbionts
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Todd Kabaluk, Erica Li-Leger, Sean Nam
Wireworms (Coleoptera: Elateridae) are serious agricultural pests, with soil-dwelling larvae attacking subterranean tissues of crop plants and their fruit when in contact with the soil surface. Researchers collect wireworms for laboratory experiments to study their behaviour and test pest control agents but frequently lose them to Metarhizium Petch (Ascomycota: Hypocreales: Clavicipitaceae) infection. We found latent M. brunneum infection in 13-100% of live, asymptomatic Agriotes obscurus and A. lineatus wireworms acquired from agricultural fields and in wireworms maintained indoors, indicating its enzootic presence...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Invertebrate Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918542/current-chemotherapeutic-regimens-for-brain-metastases-treatment
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Joo Yeon Nam, Barbara J O'Brien
Brain metastasis is a common complication in advanced systemic cancer, with an increasing incidence. The diagnosis of brain metastasis historically portended a dismal prognosis. The successful development of effective treatments for patients with brain metastasis is complicated by the differences among cancer subtypes, the limited understanding of the underlying pathophysiology of BM, the impact of the blood-brain barrier, and other factors. There is now renewed interest in treating this often devastating complication of cancer, and in understanding the underlying mechanisms of disease in this "sanctuary" site...
September 16, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Metastasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918452/pro-oxidant-status-and-nrf2-levels-in-psoriasis-vulgaris-skin-tissues-and-dimethyl-fumarate-treated-hacat-cells
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Yoon Jin Lee, Jin Ho Bae, Sang-Gue Kang, Sung Woo Cho, Dong-Il Chun, Seung Min Nam, Chul Han Kim, Hae Seon Nam, Seon Hwa Lee, Sang Han Lee, Moon Kyun Cho
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) contribute to pathogenesis of many inflammatory skin diseases, including psoriasis. The aim of this study is to compare antioxidant protein expression in psoriasis vulgaris (PV) skin tissues with that in normal skin tissues in vivo and to evaluate the effects of dimethyl fumarate (DMF), used for the treatment of psoriasis, on ROS generation and apoptosis in a human keratinocyte cell line HaCaT. Compared with normal skin tissues, PV skin tissues showed increased protein oxidation as well as down-regulation of Nrf2 and its regulatory proteins such as HO-1 and AKR1C3...
September 16, 2017: Archives of Pharmacal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918254/permissive-role-for-mglu1-metabotropic-glutamate-receptors-in-excitotoxic-retinal-degeneration
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Francesca Liberatore, Domenico Bucci, Giada Mascio, Michele Madonna, Paola Di Pietro, Martina Beneventano, Alda Maria Puliti, Giuseppe Battaglia, Valeria Bruno, Ferdinando Nicoletti, Maria Rosaria Romano
Neuroprotection is an unmet need in eye disorders characterized by retinal ganglion cell (RGC) death, such as prematurity-induced retinal degeneration, glaucoma, and age- related macular degeneration. In all these disorders excitotoxicity is a prominent component of neuronal damage, but clinical data discourage the development of NMDA receptor antagonists as neuroprotectants. Here, we show that activation of mGlu1 metabotropic glutamate receptors largely contributes to excitotoxic degeneration of RGCs. Mice at postnatal day 9 were challenged with a toxic dose of monosodium glutamate (MSG, 3 g/kg), which caused the death of >70% of Brn-3a(+) RGCs...
September 13, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917835/antitumor-activity-pharmacokinetics-tumor-homing-effect-and-hepatotoxicity-of-a-species-cross-reactive-c-met-antibody
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Hyunkyu Park, Donggeon Kim, Eunju Son, Sunhwa Shin, Jason K Sa, Seok-Hyung Kim, Yeup Yoon, Do-Hyun Nam
The receptor tyrosine kinase c-Met plays critical roles in promoting tumor growth, invasion, metastasis, and angiogenesis in various types of cancer and is a promising therapeutic target. The development of a species cross-reactive therapeutic antibody could provide useful to comprehensive preclinical assessment in animal models. Towards this goal, we developed human/mouse cross-reactive c-Met antibodies using an antibody phage library. IRCR201, a c-Met antibody with species cross-reactivity, successfully inhibited the HGF/c-Met signaling pathway via degradation of c-Met and disruption of the binding with its partners, and demonstrated strong in vivo antitumor activity...
September 13, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
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