Minh Hoi Tran

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CYP3A4, the predominant but variably expressed cytochrome P450 of adult human liver, is subject to multifaceted constitutive regulation as well as transcriptional induction by a variety of structurally unrelated xenobiotics. Using transient transfections in HepG2 cells, we previously demonstrated the existence of a potent xenobiotic-responsive enhancer(More)
Ruta graveolens L. is a source of pharmacologically active molecules such as furocoumarins, furoquinolines and acridone alkaloids. A genetic transformation method using Agrobacterium tumefaciens was developed for this plant species. The conditions for an efficient regeneration of R. graveolens led us to retain hypocotyls among other explants tested.(More)
Screening of microbial fermentation broths for herbicidal activity led to the discovery of a novel polyketide, herboxidiene, from an actinomycete identified as a member of the Streptomyces chromofuscus cluster. A 14- to 20-fold increase in fermentation production of herboxidiene was achieved as a result of media optimization. Herboxidiene was purified using(More)
Depth filtration has been widely used during process scale clarification of cell culture supernatants for the removal of cells and cell debris. However, in addition to their filtration capabilities, depth filters also possess the ability to adsorb soluble species. This aspect of depth filtration has largely not been exploited in process scale separations(More)
One mechanism by which oncoproteins work is through perturbation of cellular maturation; understanding the mechanisms by which this occurs can lead to the development of targeted therapies. EVI1 is a zinc finger oncoprotein involved in the development of acute myeloid leukemia; previous work has shown it to interfere with the maturation of granulocytes from(More)
temperature was 27°C. On International Streptomyces Project (ISP) media 1, 2, 3, and 5, the strain produced yellow diffusible pigment and the reverse side color of the colonies was yellow. Melanin production was not observed on either tyrosine or peptone iron agar. The following tests were positive: starch hydrolysis; degradation of allantoin, lecithin,(More)
A new derivative of phenylalanine, phenamide, was discovered from the fermentation broth of an actinomycete identified as a member of the Streptomyces albospinus cluster. Phenamide was purified using successive C18 reverse phase and cation exchange chromatography. Its structure was determined by spectroscopic and chemical methods. Its molecular formula,(More)
The chemical compositions of essential oils obtained by hydrodistillation from leaves and stems of Xyloselinum vietnamense and X. leonidii, two new species belonging to the family Apiaceae, were analyzed by GC-MS. The major components in both species were sabinene, alpha- and beta-pinene, myrcene, beta-phellandrene, (Z)-beta-ocimene, and terpinen-4-ol. The(More)
ARFI is an ultrasound elastography technique which does not produce ionizing radiation and thus is relatively inexpensive compared to other imaging modalities. AFRI differs from traditional ultrasonic elasticity imaging methods that it does not require compression of the transducer, and thus is expected to be less operator dependent. It uses a single(More)
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