John S. Ke

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The biotin enzyme, 3-methylcrotonyl-CoA carboxylase (MCCase) (3-methylcrotonyl-CoA:carbon-dioxide ligase (ADP-forming), EC 6.4.1. 4), catalyzes a pivotal reaction required for both leucine catabolism and isoprenoid metabolism. MCCase is a heteromeric enzyme composed of biotin-containing (MCC-A) and non-biotin-containing (MCC-B) subunits. Although the(More)
Lemna, a member of the Lemnaceae or duckweed family, is a small aquatic plant that can be quickly transformed to produce recombinant proteins in a contained and controlled bioprocessing environment. The containment capability of Lemna has been further improved with the creation of an auxotroph platform that requires isoleucine supplementation for survival(More)
The sugarcane plant, with complex genetic characteristics and a lengthy breeding process, is challenging for genetic improvement through traditional breeding. Genetic engineering offers an opportunity for trait-specific sugarcane variety improvement. Transformation and transgene expression are key technologies to enable the application of biotechnology to(More)
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