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Based on the duality of nonlinear programming, this paper proposes an accurate row-action type iterative algorithm which is appropriate to reconstruct sparse objects from a limited number of projections. The cost function we use is the Lp norm with p approximately 1.1. This norm allows us to pick up a sparse solution from a set of feasible solutions to the(More)
In this study, the thermostability of an alkaline α-amylase from Alkalimonas amylolytica was significantly improved through structure-based rational and the introduction of multiple arginines (Arg) on the protein surface. Based on an analysis of the tertiary structure, seven residues (glutamine (Gln) 166, Gln 169, serine (Ser) 270, lysine (Lys) 315, Gln(More)
Many enzymes are efficiently produced by microbes. However, the use of natural enzymes as biocatalysts has limitations such as low catalytic efficiency, low activity, and low stability, especially under industrial conditions. Many protein engineering technologies have been developed to modify natural enzymes and eliminate these limitations. Commonly used(More)
High oxidative stability and catalytic efficiency are required for the alkaline α-amylases to keep the enzymatic performance under the harsh conditions in detergent industries. In this work, we attempted to significantly improve both the oxidative stability and catalytic efficiency of an alkaline α-amylase from Alkalimonas amylolytica by engineering the(More)
BACKGROUND Alkaline α-amylases have potential applications for hydrolyzing starch under high pH conditions in the starch and textile industries and as ingredients in detergents for automatic dishwashers and laundries. While the alkaline α-amylase gains increased industrial interest, the yield of alkaline α-amylases from wild-type microbes is low, and the(More)
Gram-positive bacteria are widely used to produce recombinant proteins, amino acids, organic acids, higher alcohols, and polymers. Many proteins have been expressed in Gram-positive hosts such as Corynebacterium, Brevibacterium, and Streptomyces. The favorable and advantageous characteristics (e.g., high secretion capacity and efficient production of(More)
This study aimed to improve the thermostability of alkaline α-amylase from Alkalimonas amylolytica through structure-based rational design and systems engineering of its catalytic domain. Separate engineering strategies were used to increase alkaline α-amylase thermostability: (1) replace histidine residues with leucine to stabilize the least similar region(More)
Fusion constructs are used to improve the properties of or impart novel functionality to proteins for biotechnological applications. The biochemical characteristics of enzymes or functional proteins optimized by fusion include catalytic efficiency, stability, activity, expression, secretion, and solubility. In this review, we summarize the parameters of(More)
BACKGROUND Alkaline amylase has significant potential for applications in the textile, paper and detergent industries, however, low yield of which cannot meet the requirement of industrial application. In this work, a novel ARTP mutagenesis-screening method and fermentation optimization strategies were used to significantly improve the expression level of(More)
A particular river-whiting phenomenon occurred in the early 2000s in the Xiaoche River and since then it has been reoccurring from June to November each year. Residents were surprised by this phenomenon and worried about it. This study was designed to reveal the forming mechanism of the river-whiting phenomenon. A comparison of T, EC, ORP, DO, TDS and δ34S(More)