Suthep Wiyakrutta

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Cells produce proteases as inactive zymogens. Here, we demonstrate that this tactic can extend beyond proteases. By linking the N and C termini of ribonuclease A, we obstruct the active site with the amino acid sequence recognized by plasmepsin II, a highly specific protease from Plasmodium falciparum. We generate new N and C termini by circular(More)
Four new sesquiterpene lactones (3, 4, 6 and 7) and three known compounds, purpuride (1), berkedrimane B (2) and purpuride B (5), were isolated from the marine fungus, Talaromyces minioluteus (Penicillium minioluteum). New compounds were drimane sesquiterpenes conjugated with N-acetyl-l-valine, and their structures were elucidated by analysis of(More)
BACKGROUND D-phenylglycine aminotransferase (D-PhgAT) of Pseudomonas stutzeri ST-201 catalyzes the reversible stereo-inverting transamination potentially useful in the application for synthesis of D-phenylglycine and D-4-hydroxyphenylglycine using L-glutamate as a low cost amino donor substrate in one single step. The enzyme is a relatively hydrophobic(More)
Azaphilone derivatives 1 and 2 and a novel tricyclic polyketide 3, together with a known azaphilone, austdiol (4), were isolated from the endophytic fungus Dothideomycete sp., which was isolated from a Thai medicinal plant, Tiliacora triandra. Compound 3 is the first polyketide having a tricyclic 6,6,6 ring system, which is similar to that of a terpenoid(More)
To optimize the medium for high zofimarin production, sucrose maltose, glucose, tryptone and peptone were used in an orthogonal array design experiment, where the highest value of zofimarin produced was 25.6 μg/mL. This value was about 3 times higher than that obtained with Czapek yeast extract (CzYE) culture medium. A study with Plackett-Burman design(More)
In this study, a tropical endophytic fungus, Alternaria alternata Tche-153 was isolated from a Thai medicinal plant Terminalia chebula Rezt. The ethyl acetate extract prepared from the fermentation broth exhibited significant ketoconazole-synergistic activity against Candida albicans. Bioassay-directed fractionation of the ethyl acetate extract led to the(More)
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