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Excess acetate has long been an issue for the production of recombinant proteins in E. coli cells. Recently, improvements in acetate tolerance have been achieved through the use of genetic strategies and medium supplementation with certain amino acids and pyrimidines. The aim of our study was to evaluate an alternative to improve the acetate tolerance of E.(More)
To assure justice and science of scientific and technological project evaluation, avoiding the corrupt transaction in the process of project evaluation, it is necessary to evaluation the experts' performance with a scientific method. The main factors that affect the experts' performance evaluation were analyzed. To avoid the effect of individual subjective(More)
In plants, DNA methylation can be mediated by a class of Argonaute4 (AGO4)-associated heterochromatic siRNAs (hc-siRNAs), through a pathway termed RNA-directed DNA methylation (RdDM). It has been thought that RdDM is solely a nuclear process, as both the biogenesis and functioning of hc-siRNAs take place in the nucleus. In this study, we unexpectedly found(More)
In order to accommodate actuator failures which are uncertain in time, pattern and value, we propose two adaptive backstepping control schemes for parametric strict feedback systems. Firstly a basic design scheme on the basis of existing approaches is considered. It is analyzed that, when actuator failures occur, transient performance of the adaptive system(More)
PURPOSE. Transgenic pigs carrying a mutant human rhodopsin transgene have been developed as a large animal model of retinitis pigmentosa (RP). This model displays some key features of human RP, but the time course of disease progression makes this model costly, time consuming, and difficult to study because of the size of the animals at end-stage disease.(More)
PURPOSE. The Hippo signaling pathway imposes the cell contact inhibition that establishes organ size and tissue topology from Drosophila to mammals. This pathway regulates activity of the Yap and Taz transcription factors, which link epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) to cell proliferation. Here, the authors provide evidence that Taz and its(More)