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Japanese consumers' need for uniqueness
Purpose – This study sets out to examine the causal relationships among consumers' need for uniqueness, brand perceptions, and purchase intention of a US apparel brand among Japanese Generation YExpand
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Metabolic engineering of Escherichia coli for the production of 5-aminovalerate and glutarate as C5 platform chemicals.
5-Aminovalerate (5AVA) is the precursor of valerolactam, a potential building block for producing nylon 5, and is a C5 platform chemical for synthesizing 5-hydroxyvalerate, glutarate, andExpand
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Deciphering the structural framework of glycine receptor anchoring by gephyrin
Glycine is the major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the spinal cord and brain stem. Gephyrin is required to achieve a high concentration of glycine receptors (GlyRs) in the postsynaptic membrane,Expand
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Asia-Pacific mussel watch for emerging pollutants: Distribution of synthetic musks and benzotriazole UV stabilizers in Asian and US coastal waters.
We analyzed 68 green and blue mussels collected from Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam and the USA during 2003 and 2007, to elucidate theExpand
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Synthesis of nylon 4 from gamma-aminobutyrate (GABA) produced by recombinant Escherichia coli
In this study, we developed recombinant Escherichia coli strains expressing Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis Il1403 glutamate decarboxylase (GadB) for the production of GABA from glutamate monosodiumExpand
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rhEGF/HP-β-CD complex in poloxamer gel for ophthalmic delivery
Abstract The purpose of the present study is to prepare chemically and physically stable rhEGF/poloxamer gel and to investigate its possibility of ophthalmic delivery. The rhEGF/HP-β-CD complexExpand
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Energetically significant networks of coupled interactions within an unfolded protein
Significance Unfolded and partially unfolded proteins participate in a wide range of biological processes from pathological aggregation to the regulation of normal cellular activity. CharacterizationExpand
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Site-directed modification of the adenylation domain of the fusaricidin nonribosomal peptide synthetase for enhanced production of fusaricidin analogs
Fusaricidins produced by Paenibacillus polymyxa DBB1709 are lipopeptide antibiotics active against fungi and Gram-positive bacteria. The cyclic hexapeptide structures of fusaricidins are synthesizedExpand
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Metabolic engineering of Escherichia coli for enhanced biosynthesis of poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) based on proteome analysis
We have previously analyzed the proteome of recombinant Escherichia coli producing poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) [P(3HB)] and revealed that the expression level of several enzymes in central metabolism areExpand
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The Yin and Yang of American Culture: A Paradox
This title uses the unique Asian concept of yin and yang to explain how American virtues and vices are opposite sides of the same coin. Unlike the dualism characteristic of the West, in much of AsiaExpand
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