In addition to the rating actions noted above, Fitch has assigned ratings of 'BB+'/'RR1' to TEN's new $1.5 billion secured revolving credit facility, TAOC's new $1.6 billion secured term loan A and TAOC's new $1.8 billion secured term loan B.
Fitch has assigned a Rating Outlook of Stable to TEN and TAOC. A full list of rating actions is included at the end of this release.
Accordingly, the values of TAOC
were decreased by 20-30% in all worker groups compared to the control group.
High-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) and total plasma antioxidant capacity (TAOC), a measure of oxidative stress, were measured for each subject at their baseline fasting glucose level.
No differences were seen in hsCRP, TAOC, adiponectin, or EPC percent before or after vitamin C and E therapy (Table 2).
The TAOC was determined using the Total Antioxidant Status Liquid Stable kit (Fortress Diagnostics, Antrim, UK).
Table 3 shows that the postscaling salivary TAOC was significantly higher in patients with a pattern of regular dental visits than in those with a pattern of irregular dental visits (3.52 versus 0.70 mmole/g protein; P < 0.01).
Biochemical changes between first and last day Percent change Significance Variable (a) Mean [+ or -] SE P-value TAOC
-21.0 [+ or -] 2.7 < 0.001 IGF-1 -8.7 [+ or -] 5.8 0.065 PIVKA II 22.8 [+ or -] 12.6 0.468 Ferritin -18.7 [+ or -] 4.1 < 0.001 Fibronectin -17.2 [+ or -] 5.7 0.003 Hcys 11.1 [+ or -] 10.4 0.029 EGRAC -30.9 [+ or -] 19.5 0.003 EASTAC 10.7 [+ or -] 3.3 0.004 (a) TAOC
is total antioxidant capacity, IGF-1 is insulin-like growth factor 1, PIVKA II is protein induced in vitamin K absence-factor II, Hcys is total plasma homocysteine, EGRAC is erythrocyte glutathione reductase activation coefficient and EASTAC is the erythrocyte aspartate transaminase activation coefficient.
It includes both companies' 'BB+' Long-Term Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs), TEN's secured revolving credit facility (RCF) and senior unsecured notes ratings, and TAOC
's secured term loan A rating.
Our results showed that TAOC
levels decreased and MDA and NO levels increased in the peripheral blood of chronic periodontitis patients.
The IDRs of TEN and TAOC
are equalized, given that TAOC
is the primary operating subsidiary of TEN, and there are upstream and downstream guarantees between the entities on each other's debt.
TEN and TAOC
's ratings are supported by the company's market position as a top global supplier of emission control and vehicle suspension components, with a strong presence in both the original equipment and aftermarket segments.