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Antimicrobial peptides or proteins (AMPs) are proved to be one of the most important humoral factors to resist pathogen infection. As an antimicrobial protein, crustin had been described in invertebrates as a component of the innate immune system. A crustin-like gene (CruFc) was cloned from haemocytes of Chinese shrimp Fenneropenaeus chinensis by 3' and(More)
The heat shock protein 70 (Hsp70) family is widely expressed in eukaryotic cells as the major chaperone protein. In this study, the full-length complementary DNA (cDNA) of a novel inducible cytosolic Hsp70 family member (FcHsp70) was cloned from Fenneropenaeus chinensis. FcHsp70 full-length cDNA consists of 2,511 bp with a 1,890-bp open reading frame(More)
A gene encoding a chitosanase (mschito) was cloned from Microbacterium sp. OU01. The ORF consists of 801 bp which encoded a polypeptide of 266 amino acid residues. The deduced amino acid sequence shows 98% identity to that of the chitosanase reported in Pseudomonas sp. A-01. In addition, the fusion protein containing MSCHITO was expressed in E. coli and(More)
Two extracellular chitosanases (ChiX and ChiN) were extracted from Microbacterium sp. OU01 with Mr values of 81 kDa (ChiX) and 30 kDa (ChiN). ChiN was optimally active at pH 6.2 and 50 degrees C and ChiX at pH 6.6 and 60 degrees C (assayed over 15 min). Both the activities increased with the degree of deacetylation (DDA) of chitosan. ChiN hydrolyzed(More)
This study presents a methodology for risk analysis and assessment of drought disaster to agricultural production in the maize-growing area of Songliao Plain of China based on Geographical Information Systems (GIS) from the viewpoints of climatology, geography, disaster science, and environmental science and so on. Crop yield–climate analysis and regression(More)
GRP78 (78 kDa glucose-regulated protein), also known as BiP (immunoglobulin heavy-chain-binding protein), is an essential regulator of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) homeostasis because of its multiple functions in protein folding, ER calcium binding, and controlling of the activation of transmembrane ER stress sensors. In this report, we cloned the full length(More)
Trehalose is an important disaccharide and plays a key role in many organisms under different stress conditions. In the study, a gene (FcTPS) encoded trehalose-6-phosphate synthase was reported from Chinese shrimp, Fenneropenaeus chinensis. The full-length cDNA of FcTPS is 3,281 bp including a poly A-tail of 20 bp, encoding a putative protein of 844 amino(More)
Catalase is an important antioxidant protein that protects organisms against various oxidative stresses by eliminating hydrogen peroxide. The full-length catalase cDNA of Chinese shrimp Fenneropenaeus chinensis was cloned from the hepatopancreas using degenerate primers by the method of 3' and 5' rapid amplification of cDNA ends PCR. The cDNA sequence(More)
Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are an evolutionarily ancient family of pattern recognition receptors (PRRs), playing a crucial role in innate immune responses. Here we present a Toll homolog from Chinese shrimp Fenneropenaeus chinensis, designated FcToll. The full-length cDNA of FcToll is 4115 bp including a poly A-tail of 16 bp, encoding a putative protein of(More)
Ferritin, the iron storage protein, plays a key role in iron metabolism. A cDNA encoding ferritin (FcFer) was cloned from hepatopancreas of Chinese shrimp, Fenneropenaeus chinensis. The predicted protein contains 170 amino acid residues with a predicted molecular weight (MW) about 19, 422.89 Da and theoretical isoelectric point (PI) of 4.73. Amino acid(More)