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Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is a powerful method to produce linear DNA fragments. Here we describe the Tma thermostable DNA ligase-mediated PCR production of circular plasmid (PPCP) and its application in directed evolution via in situ error-prone PCR. In this thermostable DNA ligase-mediated whole-plasmid amplification method, the resultant DNA nick(More)
O6-Alkylguanine-DNA alkyltransferase (AGT) repairs DNA by transferring the methyl group from the 6-position of guanine to a cysteine residue on the protein. We previously found that the Escherichia coli Ada protein makes critical interactions with O6-methylguanine (O6mG) at the N1- and O6-positions. Human AGT has a different specificity than the bacterial(More)
A series of anthraquinonyl glucosaminosides (10a-e) were synthesized by Koenigs-Knorr glycosidation of the corresponding aglycones (11a-e) with bromo sugar 12 followed by saponification. These glycosides were intended to serve as models to study the role played by the hydroxyl substituents on the aglycone portion of the antitumor anthracycline antibiotics.(More)
The ZmDULL1 gene encodes a starch synthase and is a determinant of the structure of endosperm starch in maize (Zea mays L.). However, little is known regarding the regulatory mechanism of the ZmDULL1 gene. In this study, we isolated and characterized the ZmDULL1 promoter (PDULL1), which is the 5' flanking region of ZmDULL1 in maize. Sequence analysis showed(More)
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