Jong-Tar Kuo

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Methods to detect the presence of coliform bacteria in drinking water usually involve a series of complex cultivating steps that are time-consuming and subject to external influences. For this reason, the new 16S rRNA probe has been developed in this study as an alternative detector PCR-ELISA technique that does not involve the culture of bacteria and that(More)
In contrast to the ribosomal RNA gene expression increasing with growth rate, transcription of the lac operon is downregulated by cell growth rate. In continuous culture, growth rate regulation of lac promoter was independent of carbon substrate used and its location on the chromosome. Since the lac operon is activated by cyclic adenosine monophosphate(More)
In our study, we have isolated a relatively newly identified bacteria species, Pandoraea pulmonicola YC32, and first assessed its capability to treat malachite green (MG). The effects of various factors on decolorization efficiency were investigated in a batch system. The decolorization efficiency was found to be optimal within a pH of 7-10 and it(More)
Tn10 and IS10 transpose by a nonreplicative mechanism in which the transposon is excised from the donor molecule and integrated into a target DNA site, leaving behind a break at the original donor site. The fate of this broken donor DNA molecule is not known. We describe here two experiments that address this issue. One experiment demonstrates that a polar(More)
The removal of arsenic (As) species, such as As(III) and As(V), from water by molybdate-impregnated chitosan beads (MICB) in both batch and continuous operations was studied. The effects of pH, temperature, coexisting ions, and arsenic concentrations were studied in batch tests. Studies on the kinetic adsorption of MICB, the recovery of arsenic by the(More)
Crystallins from carp eye lenses have been isolated and characterized by gel permeation chromatography, SDS-gel electrophoresis, immunodiffusion and amino acid analysis. gamma-Crystallin is the most abundant class of crystallins and constitutes over 55% of the total lens cytoplasmic proteins. It is immunologically distinct from the alpha- and(More)
Fibrolase, the fibrinolytic enzyme from Agkistrodon contortrix contortrix snake venom, is a zinc metalloproteinase with a molecular mass of 23 kDa. We report a method to isolate two isoforms of natural fibrolase (fib1 and fib2) and three isoforms of recombinant fibrolase (r-fib1, r-fib2 and r-fib3) using CM 300 cation-exchange high-performance liquid(More)
A biochemical comparison has been made on the crystallins isolated from duck and frog lenses. Gel-permeation chromatography of lens homogenates from both classes on Fractogel TSK HW-55(S) revealed a homogeneous trimeric protein of 120 kDa in the duck lenses and a monomeric protein of 39 kDa in the frog lenses. Both crystallin fractions consist only of an(More)
The efficiency of a coupled photocatalytic-biological system for removing crystal violet (CV) from an aqueous solution was assessed. Initial experiments demonstrated that the optimal operating parameters for the photoreactor were a 1.5-h reaction time, pH 7.0, and a 2.0-min retention time. Under these conditions, the photocatalytic reaction reduced the(More)
Antrodia cinnamomea is a valuable and unique edible fungus originating from the forests of Taiwan. In this study, an anti-metastatic compound, 2,3,5-trimethoxy-4-cresol (TMC), was isolated from the solid-state cultured mycelium of A. cinnamomea. According to the results obtained from cell wound healing, cell migration and invasion assays, TMC effectively(More)