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Nutrient-driven O-GlcNAcylation of key components of the transcription machinery may epigenetically modulate gene expression in metazoans. The global effects of GlcNAcylation on transcription can be addressed directly in C. elegans because knockouts of the O-GlcNAc cycling enzymes are viable and fertile. Using anti-O-GlcNAc ChIP-on-chip whole-genome tiling(More)
To efficiently produce polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) from substrate mixture containing various carbon sources, Escherichia coli phosphotransferase system (PTS) mutants were constructed, in which the carbon catabolite repression in the presence of glucose was released. When cultivated in the medium containing glucose and xylose, E. coli LR1010, harboring(More)
S-Nitrosylation of protein thiols is one of the cellular regulatory mechanisms induced by NO. The cysteine protease papain has a critical thiol residue (Cys(25)). It has been demonstrated that NO or NO donors such as sodium nitroprusside and N-nitrosoaniline derivatives can reversibly inhibit this enzyme by S-NO bond formation in its active site. In this(More)
In vitro glycorandomization (IVG) technology is dependent upon the ability to rapidly synthesize sugar phosphates. Compared with chemical synthesis, enzymatic (kinase) routes to sugar phosphates would be attractive for this application. This work focuses upon the development of a high-throughput colorimetric galactokinase (GalK) assay and its application(More)
Rebeccamycin and staurosporine represent two broad classes of indolocarbazole glycoside natural products with antitumor properties. Based upon previous sequence annotation and in vivo studies, rebG encodes for the rebeccamycin N-glucosyltransferase, and rebM for the requisite 4'-O-methyltransferase. In the current study, an efficient in vivo(More)
A novel system based on Pir1 from Saccharomyces cerevisiae was developed for cell-surface display of heterologous proteins in Pichia pastoris with the alpha-factor secretion signal sequence. As a model protein, enhanced green fluorescence protein (EGFP) was fused to the N-terminal of the mature peptide of Pir1 (Pir1-a). The expression of fusion protein(More)
Glycosylation is a widespread modification of plant secondary metabolites, and catalyzed by a superfamily of enzymes called UDP-glycosyltransferases (UGTs). UGTs are often involved in late biosynthetic steps and show broad substrate specificity or regioselectivity. In this study, the acceptor promiscuity of a Rosa hybrid UGT RhGT1 and an evolved microbial(More)
Transgenic plants are regarded as one of the most promising systems for the production of human therapeutic proteins. The number of therapeutic proteins successfully produced in plants is steadily arising. However, the glycoproteins normally produced from plants are not the same as native therapeutic proteins produced from mammals or humans. In addition to(More)
INTRODUCTION The copper(I)-catalyzed 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition of alkynes and azides to form 1,2,3-triazoles is the most popular reaction in click chemistry. This reaction is also near-perfect, in terms of its robustness, due to the high degree of reliability and complete specificity. Furthermore, this reaction has been used increasingly in drug discovery,(More)
Campylobacter jejuni contains a post-translational N-glycosylation system in which a STT3 homologue, PglB, functions as the oligosaccharyltransferase. Herein, we established a method for obtaining relatively large quantities of homogenous PglB proteins. PglB was overexpressed in Escherichia coli C43(DE3) at a level of 1 mg/L cell cultures. The activity of(More)