Hossein Shahbani Zahiri

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We previously reported that MR01, an indigenous strain of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, was able to produce a rhamnolipid-type biosurfactant. Here, we attempted to define the structural properties of this natural product. The analysis of the extracted biosurfactant by thin-layer chromatography (TLC) revealed the presence of two compounds corresponding to those of(More)
In the present work, Escherichia coli DH5alpha was metabolically engineered for CoQ(10) production by the introduction of decaprenyl diphosphate synthase gene (ddsA) from Agrobacterium tumefaciens. Grown in 2YTG medium (1.6% tryptone, 1% yeast extract, 0.5% NaCl, and 0.5% glycerol) with an initial pH of 7, the recombinant E. coli was capable of CoQ(10)(More)
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), like other CoQs of various organisms, plays indispensable roles not only in energy generation but also in several other processes required for cells’ survival. In this study, a gene encoding for a decaprenyl diphosphate synthase (Rsdds) was cloned from Rhodobacter sphaeroides in Escherichia coli. The in vivo catalytic activity and(More)
In this study a comparison was made between type 1 and type 2 isopentenyl diphosphate isomerases (IDI) in improving lycopene production in Escherichia coli. The corresponding genes of Bacillus licheniformis and the host (i(Bl) and i(Ec), respectively) were expressed in lycopene producing E. coli strains by pTlyci(Bl) and pTlyci(Ec) plasmids, under the(More)
An extensive investigation was conducted to isolate indigenous bacterial strains with outstanding performance for biosurfactant production from different types of spoiled fruits, food-related products and food processing industries. An isolate was selected from 800 by the highest biosurfactant yield in soybean oil medium and it was identified by 16S rRNA(More)
The present study was conducted to determine the potential of five cyanobacteria strains isolated from aquatic zones to induce lipid production. The phylogenetic affiliation of the isolates was determined by 16S rRNA gene sequencing. Amongst the isolates, an efficient cyanobacterium, Synechococcus sp. HS01 showing maximal biomass and lipid productivity, was(More)
A pullulanase-encoding gene from psychrotrophic Exiguobacterium sp. SH3 was cloned and expressed in both E. coli and Bacillus subtilis. The functional recombinant enzyme (Pul-SH3) was purified as a His-tagged protein. Pul-SH3 was characterized to be a cold-adapted type I pullulanase with maximum activity at 45 °C. Using fluorescence spectroscopy, the(More)
A potent biosurfactant-producing bacterial strain isolated from spoiled apples was identified by 16S rRNA as Pseudomonas aeruginosa MA01. Compositional analysis revealed that the extracted biosurfactant was composed of high percentages of lipid (66%, w/w) and carbohydrate (32%, w/w). The surface tension of pure water decreased gradually with increasing(More)
The rumen compartment of the ruminant digestive tract is an enlarged fermentation chamber which houses a diverse collection of symbiotic microorganisms that provide the host animal with a remarkable ability to digest plant lignocellulosic materials. Characterization of the ruminal microbial community provides opportunities to improve animal food digestion(More)
Given the increasing interest in the characterization of new biosurfactants, in this work we have carried out a physicochemical study of a monorhamnolipid (monoRL) produced by Pseudomonas aeruginosa MA01 in aqueous media. The detailed knowledge of the physicochemical properties of these monoRL biosurfactant is of importance for the validation of this(More)