Jugajyoti Baruah

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Bacillus stearothermophilus grew better on complex and semisynthetic medium than on synthetic medium supplemented with amino acids. Amylase production on the complex medium containing beef extract or corn steep liquor was higher than on semisynthetic medium containing peptone (0.4%). The synthetic medium, however, did not provide a good yield of(More)
Using EDTA and proteolytic enzymes to suppress hydrocarbon solubilization, direct evidence is presented in support of the mechanism of liquid hydrocarbon uptake by microbial cells predominantly from the solubilized or accommodated substrate. EDTA (2-5mM) strongly inhibited growth of three yeast species and one bacterial species on n-hexadecane and the(More)
The mode of uptake of sterols, which are nearly insoluble in water by an Arthrobacter species, was studied on the basis of substrate transfer via the aqueous phase (solubilization/pseudosolubilization) and through direct contact with sterol particles. Growth of the organism, on stero powder was predominantly in nonlogarithmic in character, indicating a(More)
Pseudomonas PG-1 cultivated on pristane produced in good amount a heat-stable polymeric substance which showed strong hydrocarbon emulsifying and solubilizing properties. The substance was isolated in crude form and was found to contain 34% protein, 16% carbohydrate, and 40% lipid. The hydrocarbon solubilizing activity of the isolate was strongly inhibited(More)
A species of the genus Bacillus, capable of growth on normal alkanes at 70 degrees C, was isolated by the method known as enrichment culture. Preliminary analyses of its amino acid composition indicate that it would be a good source of protein for human nutrition. Possible advantages of the use of such organisms for the production of single-cell protein(More)
Using two species of yeast and one of bacterium, evidence has ben obtained which indicates that the microbial uptake of solid alkane powders occurs primarily through a substrate solubilization mechanism. EDTA, a strong inhibitor of hydrocarbon solubilization by the cells, inhibited the growth of these organisms on alkane powder; the inhibition could be(More)
  • Myung-Jin Oh, Chongxu Zhang, +9 authors Irena Levitan
  • Journal of lipid research
  • 2016
Endothelial biomechanics is emerging as a key factor in endothelial function. Here, we address the mechanisms of endothelial stiffening induced by oxidized LDL (oxLDL) and investigate the role of oxLDL in lumen formation. We show that oxLDL-induced endothelial stiffening is mediated by CD36-dependent activation of RhoA and its downstream target, Rho kinase(More)
Solid hydrocarbon utilizing bacterial isolates were screened and the strains were examined for biomass production, growth on different solid hydrocarbons, protein contents, and amino acid composition. Conversion rate of solid hydrocarbon to biomass was 40–100 per cent depending on the substrate used. Linear growth curves were obtained in all cases.
Bioconversion of sterols to 17-ketosteroids by anArthrobacter species occurred in the presence of hydrophobic metal-chelating agents but the production of 17-ketosteroids (17-KS) was seriously limited by the rapis loss of the viability of cells in the presence of these inhibitors. Besides, the conversion was inhibited by 17-KS at concentrations of 500 ppm(More)