Jinxian Luo

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The differential gene transcription of a deep-sea bacterium Shewanella sp. WP3 in response to changing salinity was analyzed by RNA fingerprinting using arbitrarily primed PCR (RAP-PCR). Ninety primer sets were used to scan two different RNA pools derived from cultures of 1% and 7% NaCl concentrations. Forty-three putative differential-expressed fragments(More)
cDNAs of barley α-amylase andA. niger glucoamylase were cloned in oneE. coli-yeast shuttle plasmid resulting in the construction of expression secretion vector pMAG15. pMAG15 was transformed intoS. cerevisiae GRF18 by protoplast transformation. The barley α-amylase andA. niger glucoamylase were efficiently expressed under the control of promoter and(More)
Canstatin-N DNA fragment amplified from human genome was inserted into the MCS of pGAP9K*, an intracellular expression vector of Pichia pastoris, to generate pGAP9K*-can-N which was then transformed into P. pastoris GS115 by electroporation. A transformant was chosen as an engineering strain from the plate containing G418 (700 μg/ml). D-sorbitol was(More)
The recA gene of Pseudomonas putida PpG2 was cloned by complementation of the recA mutations of Escherichia coli strains DH5 alpha and HB101. The nucleotide sequence of the DNA fragment was determined and shown to contain recA and a downstream partial open reading frame. Two mutants of P. putida PpG2, strains JS387 and JS388, were constructed by insertional(More)
Total RNA was extracted from placenta umbilical tissue and the canstatin cDNA was amplified from total RNA by net-RT-PCR technique. The amplified cDNA was cloned into pSP72 and sequenced. The canstatin cDNA was cut down from pSP72C with BamH I / Nde I and ligated into the vector pET-3c. The resultant plasmid pETC was then transformed into E. coli BL21(More)
BkdR is the transcriptional activator of the bkd operon, which encodes the four proteins of the branched-chain keto acid dehydrogenase multienzyme complex of Pseudomonas putida. In this study, hydroxyl radical footprinting revealed that BkdR bound to only one face of DNA over the same region identified in DNase I protection assays. Deletions of even a few(More)
Active E1 component of Pseudomonas putida branched-chain-oxoacid dehydrogenase was purified from P. putida strains carrying pJRS84 which contains bkdR (encoding the transcriptional activator) and bkdA1 and bkdA2 (encoding the alpha and beta subunits). Expression was inducible, however, 45-, 39- and 37-kDa proteins were produced instead of the expected(More)
Tumstatin is a M(r) 28,000 C-terminal NC1 fragment of type alpha3 (IV) collagen that inhibits pathological angiogenesis and suppresses proliferation of endothelial cells and growth of tumors. We report here high cytoplasmic expression of recombinant human tumstatin in Escherichia coli and its purification, in vitro refolding, and inhibitory activity(More)
The inhibition of angiogenesis represents a potential strategy for antitumor therapy. A novel synthetic fusion protein VTF, composed of bioactive fragments from two different angiogenesis inhibitors, vasostatin and tumstatin with a (Gly-Ser-Gly)2 bridge, was generated using the pET-15b expression vector. The fusion protein VTF showed significantly enhanced(More)