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An extensive study of teichoic acid biosynthesis in the model organism Bacillus subtilis has established teichoic acid polymers as essential components of the gram-positive cell wall. However, similar studies pertaining to therapeutically relevant organisms, such as Staphylococcus aureus, are scarce. In this study we have carried out a meticulous(More)
Luminescent dye-doped silica nanoparticles (FloDots) have been developed for ultrasensitive bioanalysis and diagnosis in the past several years. Those novel nanoparticles are highly luminescent and extremely photostable. In this paper, we review the preparation, characterization, bioconjugation and bioapplication of FloDots. All the results clearly(More)
One hundred and forty-two Enterobacteriaceae isolates randomly selected from four general hospitals in Nanjing region of China were investigated for antibiotic susceptibility, the presence of integrons and the characterisation of gene cassettes. Eighty-five (59.9%) Enterobacteriaceae strains contained class 1 integrons, and 17 (65.4%) of 26 Shigella(More)
In this paper, a high-performance multiplierless VLSI architecture for the transform applied in the emerging video coding standard-High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) is presented. The proposed architecture can support a variety of transform sizes from 4x4 to 32x32, and some simplification strategies are adopted during the implementation, such as reusing(More)
The 70% aqueous methanolic extract of the Peruvian plant Polygonum cuspidatum sp. was found to contain two novel phenolic saccharides 1 and 2, which were identified as inhibitors of the bacterial DNA primase enzyme. Structures of these two compounds were established based on high resolution NMR studies. Compound 1 and 2 inhibited the primase enzyme with an(More)
Anemarrhena asphodeloides is widely used for treatment of metabolic disorders in traditional Chinese medicine. This study investigated the effects of the total phenolic fraction of Anemarrhena asphodeloides on regulation of insulin sensitivity in adipocytes. Through treatment with macrophage-derived conditioned medium, insulin resistance was induced in(More)
Maize chlorotic mottle virus (MCMV) causes corn lethal necrosis disease, and can be transmitted through infected maize seeds. It remains a challenge to detect this virus in the seeds to prevent its introduction and infection. For this purpose, a real-time TaqMan RT-PCR procedure for efficient detection of MCMV was developed. The sensitivity of the method(More)
Pseudomonas syringae pv. panici is a phytopathogenic bacterium causing brown stripe disease in economically important crops worldwide. Here, we announce the draft genome sequence of Pseudomonas syringae pv. panici LMG2367 to provide further valuable insights for comparison of the pathovars among species Pseudomonas syringae.