Chang-Joon Kim

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Rifamycin B biosynthesis by Amycolatopsis mediterranei S699 involves a number of unusual modification reactions in the formation of the unique polyketide backbone and decoration of the molecule. A number of genes believed to be involved in the tailoring of rifamycin B were investigated and the results confirmed that the formation of the naphthalene ring(More)
A Pseudomonas sp. strain NGK1 (NCIM 5120) capable of degrading naphthalene was immobilized in polyurethane foam. The naphthalene-degrading activity of the freely suspended cells was compared with that of immobilized cells in batches in shaken culture and in a continuous culture system in a packed-bed reactor. Increasing concentrations of naphthalene were(More)
Trehalose production in Escherichia coli DH5α was explored by overexpressing otsBA operon encoding trehalose-6-phosphate synthase and trehalose-6-phosphate phosphatase. Production and subsequent degradation of trehalose resulted in low production of trehalose in engineered cells overexpressing otsBA, which was primarily due to the concomitant expression of(More)
This study aims to investigate whether overexpressing the trehalose biosynthetic gene, otsBA operon, in β-carotene-producing recombinant Escherichia coli protects cells from toxic impurities in crude glycerol. The concentrations of potassium and methanol in crude glycerol were too low to inhibit cell growth. Cell growth and production in control cell(More)
As the majority of side effects of current chemotherapies stems from toxicity due to excessive dosing of anticancer drugs, minimizing the amount of drug while maximizing drug efficacy is essential to increase the life-quality of chemotherapy patients. This study demonstrated that the intracellular delivery of amide linked doxorubicin on carbon nanotube can(More)
The cyclization of sedoheptulose 7-phosphate to 2-epi-5-epi-valiolone, catalyzed by the 2-epi-5-epi-valiolone synthases, is the first committed step in the biosynthesis of C 7 N-aminocyclitol-containing natural products, such as validamycin and acarbose. These natural products contain in their structures a valienamine unit, which is important for their(More)
The performance and the power consumption of single-electron transistor (SET) technology-based ultra-energy-efficient signal processing circuits are compared based on the SPICE model including non-ideal effects of the experimental data for the first time. In terms of ultra-energy-efficient logic circuits, the binary decision diagram (BDD) logic circuit is(More)
This study investigated the production of insoluble dietary fiber using exploded and chemically treated oak wood (Quercus mongolica) and the physiological functions of prepared insoluble dietary fiber in laboratory animals. To produce high quality insoluble dietary fiber, the steam explosion treatment was performed at 25 kgf/cm2 pressure for 6 minutes. In(More)
This report describes the improved quantitative determination of valiolamine in a medium for microbial culture using high-performance liquid chromatography with UV detection. Valiolamine aqueous solution was dried, dissolved in dimethyl sulfoxide and derivatization performances of phenylisocyanate (PHI), 1-fluoro-2,4-dinitrobenznene and(More)