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Reservoir sediment is one of the most stressful environments for microorganisms due to periodically oxygen minimum conditions. In this study, the abundance and composition of bacteria associated with sediments from three drinking water reservoirs (Zhoucun, ZCR; Shibianyu, SBYR; and Jinpen, JPR) were investigated by quantitative polymerase chain reaction and(More)
A series of imidazo[1,2-a]pyridine carboxamides (IPAs) bearing an N-(2-phenoxyethyl) moiety was designed and synthesized as new antitubercular agents. Seven 2,6-dimethyl IPAs demonstrated excellent in vitro activity (MIC: 0.025-0.054 μg/mL) against the drug susceptive H37Rv strain and two clinically isolated multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium(More)
Manganese (Mn) is an essential trace element for plants. Recently, the genes responsible for uptake of Mn in plants were identified in Arabidopsis and rice. However, the mechanism of Mn distribution in plants has not been clarified. In the present study we identified a natural resistance-associated macrophage protein (NRAMP) family gene in rice, OsNRAMP3,(More)
A series of novel gemifloxacin (GMFX) derivatives containing a substituted benzyloxime moiety with remarkable improvement in lipophilicity were synthesized. The target compounds evaluated for their in vitro antibacterial activity against representative strains. Our results reveal that most of the target compounds have considerable potency against all of the(More)
We report herein the design and synthesis of novel 1-[3-(dimethylamino)propyl]indolin-2-one derivatives based on the structural features of Sunitinib, a known multitargeted receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor, and TMP-20, a previously discovered compound with good antitumor activity in our lab. These newly synthesized derivatives were evaluated for in vitro(More)
H2S is a signaling molecule in plants and animals. Here we investigated the effects of H2S on programmed cell death (PCD) in barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) aleurone layers. The H2S donor NaHS significantly delayed PCD in aleurone layers isolated from imbibed embryoless barley grain. NaHS at 0.25 mM effectively reduced the accumulation of superoxide anion (·O2(More)
A series of novel 8-OCH(3) ciprofloxacin methylene and ethylene isatin derivatives with remarkable improvement in lipophilicity were synthesized in this study. These derivatives were evaluated for their in vitro activity against some mycobacteria. All of the synthesized compounds were less active than the parent 8-OCH(3) ciprofloxacin against(More)
Water was found to tune the self-assembled nanostructures of a cationic amphiphile in organic solvents from nanofibers to helical tapes, helical tubes and chiral nanotwists with various pitch lengths depending on water content. Inversion of CD spectra was observed in the water-triggered polar and non-polar solvent gels.
A series of novel (R)/(S)-7-(3-alkoxyimino-2-aminomethyl-1-azetidinyl)fluoroquinolone derivatives were synthesized and evaluated for their in vitro antibacterial activity against representative strains. Our results reveal that 12 of the target compounds generally show better activity (MIC: <0.008-0.5 μg mL(-1)) against the tested Gram-positive strains(More)
A series of novel gatifloxacin (GTFX) derivatives were designed, synthesized and characterized by (1)H NMR, (13)C NMR, MS and HRMS. These derivatives were evaluated for in vitro antibacterial activity against representative Gram-positive and Gram-negative strains. Our results reveal that most of the target compounds show good potency in inhibiting the(More)