Meifeng Tao

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Each Drosophila segment exhibits specific patterns of epidermal cells, muscles, and neurons. Mutations in the homeotic genes of the bithorax-complex cause transformations of these patterns. Whereas abundant information exists concerning homeotic transformation of epidermis, transformations of muscles and motor neurons have been largely unexplored. An(More)
SC7A1 is a cosmid with an insert of chromosomal DNA from Streptomyces coelicolor A3(2). Its insertion into the chromosome of S. coelicolor strains caused a duplication of a segment of ca. 40 kb and delayed actinorhodin antibiotic production and sporulation, implying that SC7A1 carried a gene negatively affecting these processes. The subcloning of SC7A1(More)
Escherichia coli strains are used in secondary metabolism research for DNA cloning and transferring plasmids by intergeneric conjugation. Non-restricting strains are desirable for DNA cloning and non-methylating strains are beneficial for transferring DNA to methyl-restricting hosts, like Streptomyces coelicolor. We have constructed a non-methylating E.(More)
To improve the efficacy and safety of dural repair in neurosurgical procedures, a new dural material derived from bacterial cellulose (BC) was evaluated in a rabbit model with dural defects. We prepared artificial dura mater using bacterial cellulose which was incubated and fermented from Acetobacter xylinum. The dural defects of the rabbit model were(More)
Polyoxypeptin A was isolated from a culture broth of Streptomyces sp. MK498-98 F14, which has a potent apoptosis-inducing activity towards human pancreatic carcinoma AsPC-1 cells. Structurally, polyoxypeptin A is composed of a C15 acyl side chain and a nineteen-membered cyclodepsipeptide core that consists of six unusual nonproteinogenic amino acid residues(More)
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