Seuk Cheun Choi

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The prominence of sulfate reducers in mercury biomethylation prompted the examination of the methyl carrier and mercury methylation activity of Desulfovibrio desulfuricans LS. There was a low degree of mercury tolerance and a high degree of methylation during fermentative growth; the opposite was true during sulfate reduction. During 2 days of fermentative(More)
The synthesis of methylmercury by Desulfovibrio desulfuricans LS was investigated on the basis of C incorporation from precursors and the measurement of relevant enzyme activities in cell extracts. The previously observed incorporation of C-3 from serine into methylmercury was confirmed by measurement of relatively high activities of serine(More)
The recently defined role of methylcobalamin in Hg2+ methylation by Desulfovibrio desulfuricans LS enabled us to reexamine the question of whether the principal source of methylmercury is spontaneous transmethylation or an enzymatically catalyzed process. In cell extracts of D. desulfuricans LS, over 95% of the 57Co label was associated with macromolecules(More)
Drug screening using engineered blood vessels (EBVs) faces considerable barriers in approximating the conditions of an in vivo environment. To address this issue, we have introduced a microfluidic system for cell-laden tubular microgels. N-Carboxyethyl chitosan crosslinked with oxidized dextran was used for in situ gelable tubular scaffolds. The(More)
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