Juquan Jiang

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PURPOSE Enteric colonization with Oxalobacter formigenes, a bacterium whose main energy source is oxalate, has been demonstrated to decrease the risk of recurrent calcium oxalate kidney stone formation. We assessed the impact of diets controlled in calcium and oxalate contents on urinary and fecal analytes in healthy subjects who were naturally colonized(More)
A moderately halophilic bacterium (strain NEAU-ST10-39T) was isolated from saline and alkaline soils in the oilfield of Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province, China. The strain was strictly aerobic, Gram-stain-negative, rod-shaped and motile by peritrichous flagella. Its colonies were yellow. It grew at NaCl concentrations of 0.2-15% (w/v) (optimum 4%, w/v),(More)
In this study, metagenomic DNA was screened for the Na+/H+ antiporter gene from the halophilic bacteria in Daban Salt Lake by selection in Escherichia coli KNabc lacking three major Na+/H+ antiporters. One gene designated as Hb_nhaD encoding a novel NhaD-type Na+/H+ antiporter was finally cloned. The presence of Hb_NhaD conferred tolerance of E. coli KNabc(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the biodiversity of halotolerant and halophilic bacteria the bacteria in saline-alkaline soils in Songnen Plain, we isolated and purified bacteria samples in the area. METHODS Halotolerant and halophilic bacteria were isolated from the enriched cultures of the saline-alkline soil samples through the traditional culture method, and 16S(More)
A slightly halophilic bacterium (strain NEAU-ST10-25T) was isolated from saline–alkaline soils in Zhaodong City, Heilongjiang Province, China. The strain is a Gram-negative, aerobic motile rod. It accumulates poly-β-hydroxyalkanoate and produces exopolysaccharide. It produces beige-yellow colonies. Growth occurs at NaCl concentrations (w/v) of 0–15 %(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Oxalobacter formigenes (OF) may play a protective role in preventing calcium oxalate stones. This is the first prospective study to evaluate the effect of antibiotics on OF colonization. Intestinal colonization by OF is associated with reduced urinary oxalate excretion. Exposure to antibiotics may be an important factor determining(More)
Sinorhizobium fredii RT19 can tolerate up to 0.6 M NaCl, whereas all its pha2-disrupted mutants, constructed by Tn5 mutagenesis, failed to grow in even the presence of 0.1 M NaCl. No growth difference was detected in pha2 mutants at a pH<7.5 in the presence or absence of K+, but growth reduction was observed in the presence of K+ when pH>7.5. The pha2 gene(More)
OBJECTIVES To better understand intestinal oxalate transport by correlating oxalate and sucralose absorption in idiopathic calcium oxalate stone formers. Oxalate has been hypothesized to undergo absorption in the large and small intestine by both paracellular and transepithelial transport. Sucralose is a chlorinated sugar that is absorbed by paracellular(More)
NhaH is a novel Na(+)/H(+) antiporter identified from the moderate halophile Halobacillus dabanensis. In this study, six conserved charged residues located in the putative transmembrane segments (TMS) including TMSV, TMSVI, TMSVIII and TMSXI of NhaH as well as two His residues in Loop III were replaced by site-directed mutagenesis for the identification of(More)
Hydroxyproline (Hyp) metabolism is a key source of glyoxylate production in the body and may be a major contributor to excessive oxalate production in the primary hyperoxalurias where glyoxylate metabolism is impaired. Important gaps in our knowledge include identification of the tissues with the capacity to degrade Hyp and the development of model systems(More)