Junlong Han

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Cobalt and nickel play important roles in various biological processes. The present work focuses on the enrichment and identification of Co- and Ni-binding motifs and proteins in Gram-positive bacteria. Immobilized metal affinity column (IMAC) was used to partially enrich putative metal-binding proteins and peptides from Streptococcus pneumoniae, and then(More)
Streptococcus pneumoniae is a Gram-positive bacterial pathogen causing a variety of diseases, including otitis media, bacteraemia and meningitis. Although copper is an essential trace metal for bacterial growth, high intracellular levels of free-copper are toxic. Copper resistance has emerged as an important virulence determinant of microbial pathogens. In(More)
Streptococcus pneumoniae is a Gram-positive pathogen responsible for pneumonia, otitis media, and meningitis. Manganese and zinc ions are essential for this bacterium, playing regulatory, structural, or catalytic roles as the critical cofactors in the bacterial proteins and metabolic enzymes. Lipoprotein PsaA has been found to mediate Mn2+ and Zn2+(More)
UNLABELLED Streptococcus pneumoniae is a Gram-positive pathogen that causes a variety of infection diseases in human. In this project, we determined the antibacterial activity of a Ru(II) complex X-03 against S. pneumoniae in vitro, by comparing its toxicity to host cells A549 and HBE. We performed two-dimensional gel electrophoresis (2-DE)-based proteomic(More)
Iron is an essential nutrient for the growth of most bacteria. To obtain iron, bacteria have developed specific iron-transport systems located on the membrane surface to uptake iron and iron complexes such as ferrichrome. Interference with the iron-acquisition systems should be therefore an efficient strategy to suppress bacterial growth and infection.(More)
Streptococcus pyogenes is an important human bacterium with high pathogenicity. Heme is a major source of iron that plays a critical role in bacterial survival and virulence. In this study, heme-affinity chromatography, two-dimensional-electrophoresis and mass spectrometry were combined to identify putative heme-binding proteins and heme-regulatory(More)
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