Hung-Kuang Chang

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Anthranilate (2-aminobenzoate) is an important intermediate in tryptophan metabolism. In order to investigate the degradation of tryptophan through anthranilate by Burkholderia cepacia, several plasposon mutations were constructed of strain DBO1 and one mutant with the plasposon insertion in the anthranilate dioxygenase (AntDO) genes was chosen for further(More)
Novel alkane-degrading strains of bacteria were isolated from soil contaminated with fuel oil from a leaking underground tank in New Jersey, USA. Two phenotypically similar strains (designated AP102 and AP103T) possessed 16S rRNA sequences unique among the majority of known hydrocarbon-degrading bacteria. The 16S rRNA sequences showed a moderate but distant(More)
OBJECTIVES Fournier's gangrene (FG) is a rare but life-threatening disease. Although antibiotics and aggressive debridement have been broadly accepted as the standard treatment, the mortality rate remains high. We conducted a retrospective study to analyze the outcome and identify the risk factors and prognostic indicators. METHODS We retrospectively(More)
The gene encoding m-hydroxybenzoate hydroxylase (mobA) was cloned from Comamonas testosteroni GZ39. MobA converts m-hydroxybenzoate and to a lesser extent p-hydroxybenzoate to protocatechuate. To explore the structural and functional relationships in phenolic acid monooxygenases, MobA was subjected to in vitro mutagenesis by error-prone PCR and the mutant(More)
Burkholderia spp. that degrade phthalate have an ABC transporter-type phthalate transport system (OphFGH) and a specific porin (OphP) in addition to a permease-type phthalate transporter (OphD). OphFGH has a lower K(m) and higher V(max) than OphD, which affects how the bacteria grow. OphP is involved in both mechanisms of transport.
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