Kangkang Chen

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BACKGROUND Streptomyces transglutaminase (TGase) is naturally synthesized as zymogen (pro-TGase), which is then processed to produce active enzyme by the removal of its N-terminal pro-peptide. This pro-peptide is found to be essential for overexpression of soluble TGase in E. coli. However, expression of pro-TGase by E. coli requires protease-mediated(More)
Streptomyces transglutaminase (TGase) has been widely used in food, pharmaceutical and textile industries. Streptomyces TGase is naturally synthesized as zymogen (pro-TGase), which is then processed to produce active enzyme by removing its N-terminal pro-peptide. Although the pro-peptide is essential for TGase folding and secretion, few studies have been(More)
Streptomyces transglutaminase (TGase) is an important industrial enzyme that catalyzes cross-linking of proteins. It is secreted as a zymogene and then is activated by proteases under physiological conditions. Although the activation process of TGase has been well investigated, the physiological function of TGase in Streptomyces has not been revealed. In(More)
Streptomyces transglutaminase (TGase) is secreted as a zymogen (pro-TGase) in liquid cultures and is then processed by the removal of its N-terminal region, resulting in active TGase. To date, there is no report describing TGase (or pro-TGase) secretion in Escherichia coli. In this study, the pro-TGase from Streptomyces hygroscopicus was efficiently(More)
A 25,27-bis(L-phenylalaninemethylester-N-carbonylmethoxy)-26,28-dihydroxy- para-tert-butylcalix[4]arene-bonded silica gel stationary phase was synthesized, structurally characterized and used for LC. Its separation mechanism was studied and compared with octadecyl-bonded stationary phase, as well as our previously prepared(More)
The chromatographic behaviors of benzoic acid (BAH) were investigated on a self-made p-tert-butyl-calix [4] arene-1,2-crown-4 (Cx4-4) stationary phase by changing methanol content and pH value of the mobile phase. The results show that hydrophobic interaction is the main interaction in the separation of benzoic acid, moreover, inclusion interaction, pi-pi(More)
A novel compact dual-frequency monopole antenna is developed by gap-coupled technique for wireless handsets. It occupies a small size of 38x12x5 mm3, but the impedance bandwidth of the antenna (VSWR≪2.5) covers the global system for mobile communication (890-960 MHz), digital communication system (1710-1880 MHz), personal communication system(More)
We have demonstrated a new approach for developing very large mode area silica-based microstructured Ytterbium (Yb)-doped fibers. The microstructured region acting as pump cladding around the core is composed by periodically arranged low-index Fluorine-doped silica inclusions with an extremely low filling ratio of 0.088. To the best of our knowledge, we(More)
OBJECTIVE To provide theoretical basis for understanding the physiological function of transglutaminase in Streptomyces, which would benefit for improving the production of this enzyme, transglutaminase gene was disrupted in Streptomyces hygroscopicus. METHODS First, the interruption plasmid pKC1139-TG1 was constructed by inserting a segment of(More)
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