Kuo-Hsing Lin

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Organomercury lyase (MerB) is a key enzyme in bacterial detoxification and bioremediation of organomercurials. However, the merB gene is often considered as an ancillary component of the mer operon because there is zero to three merB genes in different mer operons identified so far. In this study, organomercurials' removal abilities of native(More)
BACKGROUND Though n-butanol has been proposed as a potential transportation biofuel, its toxicity often causes oxidative stress in the host microorganism and is considered one of the bottlenecks preventing its efficient mass production. RESULTS To relieve the oxidative stress in the host cell, metallothioneins (MTs), which are known as scavengers for(More)
Recombinant tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus) fish metallothionein (MT) was used as a surface biosorbent for mercury removal in Escherichia coli. Fish MT conferred better resistance than did mouse or human MT. When tilapia MT (tMT) was fused with an outer-membrane protein, outer membrane protein C (OmpC), the membrane-targeted fusion protein, OmpC–tMT, gave(More)
BACKGROUND N-Butanol has favorable characteristics for use as either an alternative fuel or platform chemical. Bio-based n-butanol production using microbes is an emerging technology that requires further development. Although bio-industrial microbes such as Escherichia coli have been engineered to produce n-butanol, reactive oxygen species (ROS)-mediated(More)
Flagellin has the capacity to activate both Toll-like receptor 5 (TLR5) and Nod-like receptor C4 (NLRC4)/neuronal apoptosis inhibitory protein 5 (NAIP5) inflammasome signaling. We fused E7m (the inactivated E7 of human papillomavirus) to either end of the flagellin protein, and the resulting recombinant flagellin-E7m proteins (rFliCE7m and rE7mFliC) were(More)
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are occurred in biological system by the action of mitochondrial electron transport system and nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADP) oxidase. These oxygen free radicals play a major role in the development of ailments such as cancer and cataracts. On the other hand, there are various antioxidants such as superoxide(More)
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