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Escherichia coli hosts expressing fabG of Pseudomonas aeruginosa showed 3-ketoacyl coenzyme A (CoA) reductase activity toward R-3-hydroxyoctanoyl-CoA. Furthermore, E. coli recombinants carrying the poly-3-hydroxyalkanoate (PHA) polymerase-encoding gene phaC in addition to fabG accumulated medium-chain-length PHAs (mcl-PHAs) from alkanoates. When E. coli(More)
To prepare medium-chain-length poly-3-hydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) with altered physical properties, we generated recombinant Escherichia coli strains that synthesized PHAs with altered monomer compositions. Experiments with different substrates (fatty acids with different chain lengths) or different E. coli hosts failed to produce PHAs with altered physical(More)
A novel process for the purification of active medium-chain-length-polyhydroxyalkanoate (mcl-PHA) polymerase was developed. This process is based on solubilization and activation of inactive polymerase inclusion bodies by incubation with ion-exchange resin. The mcl-PHA polymerase 1 from Pseudomonas oleovorans was overproduced from the Palk promoter. Most of(More)
It was shown recently that recombinant Escherichia coli, defective in the beta-oxidation cycle and harboring a medium-chain-length (MCL) poly(3-hydroxyalkanoate) (PHA) polymerase-encoding gene of Pseudomonas, is able to produce MCL PHA from fatty acids but not from sugars or gluconate (S. Langenbach, B. H. A. Rehm, and A. Steinbüchel, FEMS Microbiol. Lett.(More)
BACKGROUND MicroRNAs are now recognized as key post-transcriptional regulators in animal ontogenesis and phenotypic diversity. Eupolyphaga sinensis Walker (Blattaria) is a sexually dimorphic insect, which is also an important source of material used in traditional Chinese medicine. The male E. sinensis have shorter lifecycles and go through fewer instars(More)
An improved activity assay for polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) polymerases from Pseudomonas oleovorans GPo1 was developed. The activity assay is based on the detection of released Coenzyme A (CoA) using 5,5'-dithiobis (2-nitrobenzoic acid) (DTNB), a compound which specifically reacts with thiol groups. The formed adduct was measured spectrophotometrically with(More)
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