In the gastro-intestinal tract, the highest levels of MDR1 mRNA expression were found in the small intestines, followed by the colon, whereas lower levels were found in the crop, proventriculus and the caeca. High MDR1 expression was also measured in the excretory organs such as liver, kidney and lungs. In contrast to rodents and humans, relatively low levels were found in the adrenals and in the immature sex organs such as testicles and ovaries.
MRP2 mRNA expression was high in the liver, kidneys, duodenum and the jejunum, but expression was low in the ileum as well as in the lungs. No MRP2 expression could be detected in the other organs
tested. Comparing the findings in chickens with previously published data, AL3818 in particular those from humans and rodents, an unexpected high degree of similarity in the expression pattern of MDR1 and MRP2 mRNAs was
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“Aboriginal and experimental (constructed of pure microbial cultures) communities of acidophilic chemolithotrophs have been studied. The oxidation of elemental sulfur, sodium thiosulfate, and potassium tetrathionate as sole sources of energy has been monitored. The oxidation rate of the experimental community is higher as compared to the aboriginal community isolated from a flotation concentrate of pyrrhotine-containing 3-Methyladenine cell line pyrite-arsenopyrite gold-arsenic sulfide ore. The degree of oxidation of the mentioned S substrates amounts to 17.91, 68.30, and 93.94% for the experimental microbial community and to 10.71, 56.03, and 79.50% for the aboriginal community, respectively. The degree of oxidation of sulfur sulfide forms in the ore flotation concentrate is 59.15% by the aboriginal microbial community and 49.40% by the experimental microbial community. Despite a higher rate of oxidation of S substrates as a sole source of energy by the experimental microbial community, the aboriginal community oxidizes S substrates
at a higher rate in the flotation concentrate of pyrrhotine-containing pyrite-arsenopyrite gold-arsenic sulfide ore, from which it was isolated. Bacterial-chemical oxidation of the flotation concentrate by the aboriginal microbial community allows for the extraction of an additional 32.3% of gold from sulfide minerals, which is by 5.7% larger compared to the yield obtained by the experimental microbial community.”
“The pharmacokinetics of moxifloxacin were investigated in buffalo calves following a single intravenous and intramuscular administration of moxifloxacin (5 mg kg(-1) body wt.). Moxifloxacin concentrations in plasma and urine were determined by microbiological assay.