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A flavonoid-rich extract of Hypericum perforatum L. (FEHP) was prepared by adsorption on macroporous resin and desorption by ethanol. Total flavonoid content of FEHP was determined by a colorimetric method. The major constituents of FEHP, including rutin, hyperoside, isoquercitrin, avicularin, quercitrin, and quercetin, were determined by HPLC analysis and(More)
The known members of inhibitor of growth (ING) gene family are considered as candidate tumor suppressor genes. ING4, a novel member of ING family, is recently reported to interact with tumor suppressor p53, p300 (a major component of histone acetyl transferase complexes), and p65(RelA) subunit of NF-kappaB. In this study, we investigated the cellular(More)
Glycerol dehydrogenase (GDH) and 1,3-propanediol (1,3-PD) oxidoreductase had been proved two key enzymes for 1,3-PD production by Klebsiella pneumoniae. Fed-batch fermentations of the recombinant K. pneumoniae strains, over-expressing the two enzymes individually, were carried out under micro-aerobic conditions, and the behaviors of the recombinants were(More)
A lipase-producing bacterium K107 was isolated from soil samples of China and identified to be a strain of Proteus sp. With genome-walking method, the open reading frame of lipase gene lipK107, encoding 287 amino acids, was cloned and expressed in a heterologous host, Escherichia coli BL21 (DE3). The recombinant lipase was purified and characterized, and(More)
Nitrilases are enzymes widely expressed in prokaryotes and eukaryotes that utilize a Cys–Glu–Lys catalytic triad to hydrolyze non-peptide carbon–nitrogen bonds. Nitrilase from Syechocystis sp. Strain PCC6803 (Nit6803) shows hydrolysis activity towards a broad substrate spectrum, ranging from mononitriles to dinitriles and from aromatic nitriles to aliphatic(More)
A TOF MS/MS method to directly determine the amino acid sequence in a cyclic lipopeptide without its hydrolysis is described. The fragments of the peptide and the hydrocarbon chains were identified through comparing the MS of two analogues of the lipopeptide; the connecting relationship of amino acid residues in the lipopeptide was determined based on the(More)
BACKGROUND A nitrilase-mediated pathway has significant advantages in the production of optically pure (R)-(-)-mandelic acid. However, unwanted byproduct, low enantioselectivity, and specific activity reduce its value in practical applications. An ideal nitrilase that can efficiently hydrolyze mandelonitrile to optically pure (R)-(-)-mandelic acid without(More)
The production of 2,3-butanediol (2,3-BD) by Serratia marcescens H30 from sucrose was studied. Medium composition for 2,3-BD production by S. marcescens H30 was optimized in shake flask fermentations using Plackett-Burman design (PB) and response surface methodology (RSM). Results indicated that yeast extract and sodium acetate had significant effects on(More)
Isorhamnetin, a flavonol aglycone, isolated from the traditional Chinese medicine Hippophae rhamnoides L., was investigated in its cytotoxicity and its influence on human hepatocellular carcinoma cells (BEL-7402). The cytotoxic effects of isorhamnetin showed dose- and time-dependency against BEL-7402 cells, with IC(50) equal to 74.4+/-1.13 microg ml(-1)(More)
Adenoregulin is a 33 amino acid antimicrobial peptide isolated from the skin of the arboreal frog Phyllomedusa bicolor. Natural adenoregulin is synthesized with an amidated valine residue at C-terminus and shows lethal effects against filamentous fungi, as well as a broad spectrum of pathogenic microorganisms. A synthetic gene for adenoregulin (ADR) with an(More)