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We have characterized features of the site recognized by a double-stranded DNA endonuclease, I-SceII, encoded by intron 4 alpha of the yeast mitochondrial COX1 gene. We determined the effects of 36 point mutations on the cleavage efficiency of natural and synthetic substrates containing the Saccharomyces capensis I-SceII site. Most mutations of the 18-bp(More)
The ability to form biofilms on surfaces makes Staphylococcus aureus the main pathogenic factor in implanted medical device infections. The aim of this study was to discover a biofilm inhibitor distinct from the antibiotics used to prevent infections resulting from S. aureus biofilms. Here, we describe kaempferol, a small molecule with anti-biofilm activity(More)
The understanding of the genetic mechanism of Staphylococcus aureus requires efficient tools, however, genetic manipulation in S. aureus is always laborious and time-consuming. Here we proposed a novel CRISPR/dCas9 interference method for the rapid knockdown of target genes. Furthermore, multiple genes can be repressed simultaneously by using this method.
Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) biofilms are clinically serious and play a critical role in the persistence of chronic infections due to their ability to resist antibiotics. The inhibition of biofilm formation is viewed as a new strategy for the prevention of S. aureus infections. Here, we demonstrated that minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) of(More)
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