Xiaomei Liang

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In order to develop potential glucosamine-6-phosphate synthase inhibitors and anti-fungal agents, twenty five oleanolic acid oxime esters were synthesized in an efficient way. The structures of the new compounds were confirmed by MS, HRMS, 1H-NMR and 13C-NMR. Preliminary studies based on means of the Elson-Morgan method indicated that many compounds(More)
Location estimation has become one of the most popular research areas for the wide application of Location Based Services (LBS). K nearest neighbors (KNN) algorithm is commonly used in fingerprinting approach, and it has been widely used for decades due to its simplicity and effectiveness. However, the main drawback of KNN algorithm is obvious. Theoretical(More)
Tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF) is well known for its cytotoxic effect on malignant cells. Its role in cell cycle control is relatively less known. In this study, we found that TNF induced G(1) arrest of TF-1 and MV4-11 cells while simultaneously causing apoptosis. Treatment of the cells with TNF for 48 h caused cell cycle arrest, accompanied by(More)
A series of bottromycin antibiotics have been isolated and identified from Streptomyces bottropensis strain ATCC 25435. Here, a draft genome sequence of S. bottropensis ATCC 25435 is presented. The genome carries an intact biosynthetic gene cluster for bottromycin antibiotics, which provides insight into the combinatorial biosynthesis of bottromycin(More)
Short branched-chain acyl-CoAs are important building blocks for a wide variety of pharmaceutically valuable natural products. Escherichia coli has been used as a heterologous host for the production of a variety of natural compounds for many years. In the current study, we engineered synthesis of isobutyryl-CoA and isovaleryl-CoA from glucose in E. coli by(More)
A novel macrolactam fungicide candidate (7B3) and a novel aza-macrolactone fungicide candidate (D1) were designed and synthesized, and the bioassay showed that both displayed excellent fungicidal activity against Rhizoctonia solani Kuhn. To elucidate the biochemical mode of action of the two compounds against R. solani and illustrate the similarities and(More)
BACKGROUND Enzymatic biodiesel production by transesterification in solvent media has been investigated intensively, but glycerol, as a by-product, could block the immobilized enzyme and excess n-hexane, as a solution aid, would reduce the productivity of the enzyme. Esterification, a solvent-free and no-glycerol-release system for biodiesel production, has(More)
In order to develop potential anti-fungal agents, seven glycoconjugates composed of α-L-rhamnose, 6-deoxy-α-L-talose, β-D-galactose, α-D-mannose, β-D-xylose-(1→4)-6-deoxy-α-L-talose, β-D-galactose-(1→4)-α-L-rhamnose, β-D-galactose-(1→3)-β-D-xylose-(1→4)-6-deoxy-α-L-talose as the glycone and oleanolic acid as the aglycone were synthesized in an efficient and(More)
A series of novel 2-oxocycloalkylsulfonamides (4) were synthesized and their structures confirmed by IR, (1)H NMR, and elemental analysis. The bioassay showed that they have fair to excellent fungicidal activities against Botrytis cinerea Pers and Sclerotinia sclerotiorum. Among them, compounds 4A(10), 4A(11), 4A(12), 4B(2), and 4B(3), the EC(50) values of(More)
A highly regio- and stereoselective anomeric esterification of 3-O-allyl (or benzyl, or benzoyl)-4,6-O-isopropylidene-alpha,beta-d-glucopyranose with acetyl chloride, or allyl chloroformate, or ethyl chloroformate gave the corresponding 2-OH, 1-beta-acetates or -carbonates in excellent yields. The 2-OH, 1-beta-acetates were readily converted to the(More)