Shaoqing Yang

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A low molecular mass cutinase (designated TtcutA) from Thielavia terrestris was purified and biochemically characterized. The thermophilic fungus T. terrestris CAU709 secreted a highly active cutinase (90.4 U ml−1) in fermentation broth containing wheat bran as the carbon source. The cutinase was purified 19-fold with a recovery yield of 4.8 %. The(More)
The purification and characterization of a novel extracellular beta-glucosidase from Paecilomyces thermophila J18 was studied. The beta-glucosidase was purified to 105-fold apparent homogeneity with a recovery yield of 21.7% by DEAE 52 and Sephacryl S-200 chromatographies. Its molecular masses were 116 and 197 kDa when detected by SDS-PAGE and gel(More)
A cDNA library of Paecilomyces thermophila was constructed, and the gene encoding xylanase (designated Pt xynA) was isolated from the library. Pt xynA consisted of 681 bp, and the translated protein encoded 226 amino acids. This is the first functional gene cloned from P. thermophila. The gene was successfully expressed in Escherichia coli BL21 and the(More)
An endo-1,4-β-mannanase gene (RmMan5A) was cloned from the thermophilic fungus Rhizomucor miehei for the first time and expressed in Escherichia coli . The gene had an open reading frame of 1330 bp encoding 378 amino acids and contained four introns. It displayed the highest amino acid sequence identity (42%) with the endo-1,4-β-mannanases from glycoside(More)
  • Ying Yin, Shaoqing Yang, Linda Yu, Chang-An Yu
  • The Journal of biological chemistry
  • 2010
In addition to its main functions of electron transfer and proton translocation, the cytochrome bc(1) complex (bc(1)) also catalyzes superoxide anion (O(2)(*)) generation upon oxidation of ubiquinol in the presence of molecular oxygen. The reaction mechanism of superoxide generation by bc(1) remains elusive. The maximum O(2)(*) generation activity is(More)
Papaya mosaic virus (PapMV) is a filamentous plant virus that belongs to the Alphaflexiviridae family. Flexible filamentous viruses have defied more than two decades of effort in fiber diffraction, and no high-resolution structure is available for any member of the Alphaflexiviridae family. Here, we report our structural characterization of PapMV by X-ray(More)
A novel β-N-acetylglucosaminidase gene (RmNag) from Rhizomucor miehei was cloned and expressed in Escherichia coli. RmNag shares the highest identity of 37% with a putative β-N-acetylglucosaminidase from Aspergillus clavatus. The recombinant enzyme was purified to homogeneity. The optimal pH and temperature of RmNag were pH 6.5 and 50 °C, respectively. It(More)
A novel lectin (AMML) was isolated from a Chinese herb, i.e., the roots of Astragalus mongholicus, using a combination of ammonium sulfate fraction and ion exchange chromatographies. The molecular mass of intact AMML was determined to be 66,396 Da by MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry and 61.8 kDa by gel filtration, respectively. AMML was a dimeric protein(More)
A pathogenesis-related (PR) class 10 protein (designated AmPR-10) was first isolated from the Chinese medicinal material Astragalus mongholicus using a combination of affinity chromatography on Zn-chelate Agarose 4B, ion exchange chromatography on QAE Sephadex A-25 and gel filtration on Sephadex G50. The purified AmPR-10 showed a single band with a(More)
Two novel glycoside hydrolase (GH) family 12 xyloglucanase genes (designated RmXEG12A and RmXEG12B) were cloned from the thermophilic fungus Rhizomucor miehei. Both genes contained open reading frames of 729 bp encoding 242 amino acids. Their deduced amino acid sequences shared 68 % identity with each other and less than 60 % with other xyloglucanases. The(More)