He-xiang Wang

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A novel laccase from the edible mushroom Hericium coralloides was purified by ion exchange chromatography on diethylaminoethyl (DEAE) cellulose, carboxymethyl (CM) cellulose, and Q-Sepharose columns followed by fast protein liquid chromatography gel filtration on a Superdex 75 column. Analysis by gel filtration and SDS-PAGE indicated that the protein is a(More)
A novel psychrotolerant, Gram-positive, yellow-pigmented, aerobic bacterium, strain 0549(T), was isolated from the China No. 1 glacier. The cells of the isolate were catalase-positive, motile, irregular rods. The diamino acid content of the cell-wall peptidoglycan was determined to be 2,4-diaminobutyric acid. Strain 0549(T) was able to grow at 4-27 degrees(More)
A novel laccase was isolated and purified from fermentation mycelia of mushroom Coprinus comatus with an isolation procedure including three ion-exchange chromatography steps on DEAE-cellulose, CM-cellulose, and Q-Sepharose and one gel-filtration step by fast protein liquid chromatography on Superdex 75. The purified enzyme was a monomeric protein with a(More)
A novel 68 kDa laccase was purified from the mycorrhizal fungus Agaricus placomyces by utilizing a procedure that comprised three successive steps of ion exchange chromatography and gel filtration as the final step. The monomeric enzyme exhibited the N-terminal amino acid sequence of DVIGPQAQVTLANQD, which showed only a low extent of homology to sequences(More)
Eight sesquiterpenes, including four guaiane-types containing an interesting epoxy unit (1-4), a rare tricyclic carbon skeleton-type (5) and three eudesmane-types (6-8), along with five known compounds, were isolated from rhizomes of Atractylodes lancea. The structures and relative configurations of 1-8 were determined by analysis of spectroscopic data, and(More)
Abstract A monomeric hemolysin with a molecular mass of 29 kDa was isolated from fresh fruiting bodies of the split gill mushroom Schizophyllum commune. The hemolysin was purified by successive adsorption on DEAE-cellulose, carboxymethyl-cellulose and Q-Sepharose and finally gel filtration on Superdex 75. This demonstrated the N-terminal sequence(More)
The gene phaPAh, encoding the protein phasin that is associated with poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyhexanoate) (PHBHHx) granule of Aeromonas hydrophila 4AK4, was cloned and characterized. Recombinant strains harboring additional copies of the phasin gene (phaPAh) and the polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) synthase gene (phaCAh) accumulated PHBHHx copolyesters(More)
A novel bacterial strain, designated 170(T), was collected from high latitude Arctic locations (77 degrees 30' N to approximately 81 degrees 12' N), including the Canadian Basin and Greenland Sea. Phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA gene sequence comparisons showed that strain 170(T) was related to members of the genus Glaciecola and had the highest 16S(More)
A novel serine protease, designated as cordysobin, was purified from dried fruiting bodies of the mushroom Cordyceps sobolifera. The isolation procedure utilized ion exchange chromatography on DEAE-cellulose and SP-Sepharose followed by gel filtration on Superdex 75. The protease did not adsorb on DEAE-cellulose but bound to SP-Sepharose. In sodium dodecyl(More)