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Correct positioning of the division septum in Escherichia coli depends on the coordinated action of the MinC, MinD and MinE proteins. Topological specificity is conferred on the MinCD division inhibitor by MinE, which counters MinCD activity only in the vicinity of the preferred midcell division site. Here we report the structure of the homodimeric(More)
Contributions of fulvic-humic acids (FA/HA) and humin (HM) to sorption of phenanthrene (PHE) and pyrene (PYR) in a soil were differentiated using a humic separation procedure after multi-concentration sorption experiments. It was found that the amount of solutes in FA/HA did not change significantly after 48 h, while that in HM increased continuously and(More)
We investigated the adsorption-desorption by multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) of two pharmaceuticals, oxytetracycline (OTC) and carbamazepine (CBZ). The pharmaceuticals demonstrated relatively fast sorption kinetics on MWCNTs. All adsorption isotherms were nonlinear and fit the Polanyi-Manes model (PMM). The single point adsorption coefficient (K)(More)
The environmental risks of wide application and occurrence of antibiotics have attracted great concern but their environmental behaviors are still unclear. The fast development of nanotechnology also arise environmental concerns, one of which is that the discharge of nanomaterials into the environment may alter the environmental behavior and risks of(More)
XRCC1 functions in the repair of single-strand DNA breaks in mammalian cells and forms a repair complex with beta-Pol, ligase III and PARP. Here we describe the NMR solution structure of the XRCC1 N-terminal domain (XRCC1 NTD). The structural core is a beta-sandwich with beta-strands connected by loops, three helices and two short two-stranded beta-sheets(More)
Interactions between hydrophobic organic chemicals (HOCs) and dissolved organic matter (DOM) are of environmental significance due to their influence on mobility and bioavailability of HOCs. The linear dissolution concept has been widely used to describe the interactions between HOCs and DOM, but it may not be correct. To date there is no systematic(More)
The crystal structure of a 16-mer, the longest known RNA duplex, has been determined at 2.5 A resolution. The hexadecamer r(GCAGACUUAAAUCUGC) contains isolated C.A/A.C mismatches with two hydrogen bonds. The two hydrogen bonds in the mismatches suggests that N1 of A is protonated even though the crystallization was done at neutral pH. Therefore, the C.A(More)
G.A mispairs are one of the most common noncanonical structural motifs of RNA. The 1.9 A resolution crystal structure of the RNA 16-mer r(GCAGAGUUAAAUCUGC)2 has been determined with two isolated or nonadjacent G.A mispairs. The molecule crystallizes with one duplex in the asymmetric unit in space group R3 and unit cell dimensions a = b = c = 49.24 A and(More)
Although dissolved organic matter (DOM) could effectively disperse carbon nanotubes (CNTs), sorption characteristics of DOM-suspended CNTs are unclear. In this study, we evaluated the relative contribution to the overall sorption from dissolved humic acid (DHA) coating (decreased sorption) and CNT dispersion (increased sorption). We observed that the(More)
—This paper reports a CMOS terahertz oscillator with a novel frequency selective negative resistance (FSNR) tank to boost its operating frequency. The demonstrated oscillator can operate at a fundamental frequency of about 0.22 THz, exceeding the CMOS device cutoff frequency of f T. The proposed architecture suppresses undesired 2nd and odd harmonics and(More)