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Several independent gene clusters containing varying lengths of type I polyketide synthase genes were isolated from 'Streptomyces nanchangensis' NS3226, a producer of nanchangmycin and meilingmycin. The former is a polyether compound similar to dianemycin and the latter is a macrolide compound similar to milbemycin, which shares the same macrolide ring as(More)
To elucidate the immunomodulatory mechanisms of macrolides, we investigated here the effects of erythromycin (EM) and its derivatives, 1 and 2, which show no antibacterial activity, on the proliferation and the activation of the transcription factor nuclear factor-kappaB (NF-kappaB) in Jurkat T cells. MTT assay revealed that EM, 1 and 2 could inhibit T(More)
Linear plasmids and chromosomes of the bacterial genus Streptomyces have proteins of unknown characteristics and function linked covalently to their 5' DNA termini. We purified protein attached to the end of the pSLA2 linear plasmid of Streptomyces rochei, determined the N-terminal amino acid sequence, and used this information to clone corresponding genes(More)
The receptor activator of NF-kappaB ligand (RANKL) and its signal downstream nuclear factor-kappaB (NF-kappaB) are critical regulators for immune responses as well as bone remodeling. The present study aimed to examine the effects of erythromycin (EM) on the activation of RANKL, correlation with NF-kappaB expression, proliferation and apoptosis of human(More)
Bidirectional replication of Streptomyces linear plasmids and chromosomes from a central origin produces unpaired 3'-leading-strand overhangs at the telomeres of replication intermediates. Filling in of these overhangs leaves a terminal protein attached covalently to the 5' DNA ends of mature replicons. We report here the essential role of a novel 80-kD(More)
Two new series of biphenyls, analogs of aglycone of natural product fortuneanoside E, were prepared using Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling and selective magnesium iodide demethylation/debenzylation, and their mushroom tyrosinase inhibitory activity was evaluated. Most of the 4-hydroxy-3,5-dimethoxyphenyl biphenyl compounds (series II, 20-36) were in general(More)
  • R He, K G Bao
  • Zhonghua yu fang yi xue za zhi [Chinese journal…
  • 1994
Fifty-six male wistar rats were selected to study the effects of selenium and DTPA on cadmium excretion. Cadmium levels in urine, feces and tissues of the rats were determined with graphite stove method, and their kidneys were examined pathohistologically. Results showed selenium had stronger effects on cadmium excretion via feces in rats than DTPA did, and(More)
Replication of Streptomyces linear chromosomes and plasmids proceeds bidirectionally from a central origin, leaving recessed 5' termini that are extended by a telomere binding complex. This complex contains both a telomere-protecting terminal protein (Tpg) and a telomere-associated protein that interacts with Tpg and the DNA ends of linear Streptomyces(More)
beta-Catenin is a bifunctional protein participating in both cell adhesion and canonical Wnt signaling. In cell adhesion, it bridges the transmembrane cadherin and the actin-binding protein alpha-catenin and is essential for adherens junction formation, whereas in canonical Wnt signaling, it shuttles between the cytosol and nucleus and functions as an(More)
A series of novel benzimidazole carbamates bearing indole moieties with sulphur or selenium atoms connecting the aromatic rings were synthesised and evaluated for their antiproliferative activities against three human cancer cell lines (SGC-7901, A-549 and HT-1080) using an MTT assay. Compounds 10a, 10b, 7a, 7b and 7f showed significant activities against(More)