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Artificial protein hydrogels made from a triblock protein (designated AC 10 A, where A is an acidic zipper domain and C 10 comprises 10 repeats of the nonapeptide sequence exhibit normalized plateau storage moduli (G9 ' /nkT) less than 0.13 at all concentrations, pH values, and ionic strengths examined. These gels are surprisingly soft due to loop formation(More)
Coupling lactate fermentation with cell growth was investigated in shake-flask and bioreactor cultivation systems by increasing aeration to improve lactate productivity in Escherichia coli CICIM B0013-070 (ackA pta pps pflB dld poxB adhE frdA). In shake-flasks, cells reached 1 g dry wt/l then, cultivated at 100 rpm and 42°C, achieved a twofold higher(More)
A strain of the fungus Gliocladium roseum YMF1.00133 was found to secrete nematicidal metabolites against nematodes Panagrellus redivivus, Caenothabditis elegans and Bursaphelenchus xylophilus in experiments searching for nematicidal fungi. Through bioassay-guided fractionations, a unique trioxopiperazine alkaloid, gliocladin C (compound 1), and an alkylane(More)
Fine tuning of the key enzymes to moderate rather than high expression levels could overproduce the desired metabolic products without inhibiting cell growth. The aims of this investigation were to regulate rates of lactate production and cell growth in recombinant Escherichia coli through promoter engineering and to evaluate the transcriptional function of(More)
Herein, we have reported a simple and highly sensitive fluorescence assay for the detection of microRNAs (miRNAs). The assay uses a duplex-specific nuclease (DSN) to amplify the fluorescence signal and magnetic beads (MBs) to completely remove the unreacted DNA detection probes. Briefly, fluorescein-capped DNA detection probes were first conjugated to the(More)
Coupling gold nanoparticle-based ligation to a ligation chain reaction enables colorimetric detection of single-nucleotide polymorphisms with a real-time PCR-like sensitivity. One mutant in 2000 copies of a wild-type gene can be detected in 20-100 pg of PCR-amplified genomic DNA samples.
A novel route is proposed for the preparation of mesopore containing zeolite ZSM-5 via in situ hydrothermal treatment of a solution containing alkali-dissolved SBA-15 containing carbonized surfactant P123 in the mesopores; it exhibited prominent stability enhancement for methanol to propylene reaction.
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