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Two new recombinants of avermectin polyketide synthases were constructed by domain and module swapping in Streptomyces avermitilis 73-12. However, only the strain, S. avermitilis OI-31, formed by domain substitution could produce ivermectin. Analysis of the ivermectin synthesized gene cluster showed that decreased amount of aveC transcripts was one of the(More)
Ectopically expressed Ring1 and YY1 binding protein (RYBP) induces tumor cell apoptosis through promoting the formation of the death-inducing signaling complex (DISC) in the cytoplasm. However, transiently overexpressed as well as endogenous RYBP in tumor tissues were observed to be mainly located in the nucleus while that in adjacent non-tumor tissues(More)
In the course of our search for antitumour constituents from the traditional Mongolian medicinal herb Clematis aethusifolia Turcz., 11 flavonoids were isolated for the first time from the dried aerial parts of the plant by flash C18 column chromatography, Sephadex LH-20 and reversed phase preparative HPLC. The planar structures of these flavonoids were(More)
We investigated the function of maltose ABC transporter system encoded by malEFG-a and the effect of its overexpression on antibiotic production in Streptomyces avermitilis. A malEFG-a deletion mutant was unable to grow in a minimal medium with maltose as sole carbon source and produce avermectin. Maltose utilization and avermectin production were restored(More)
GO nanosheets have been reported to show strong cytotoxicity towards Escherichia coli (E. coli) in aqueous solution. Natural organic matters (NOMs) in water may probably coat on the surface of GO nanosheets, which possibly influence its cytotoxicity. In this study, we illustrated how humic acid (HA), a ubiquitous NOM, mitigated the toxicity of GO nanosheets(More)
A sulfonated thin-film composite (TFC) nanofiltration membrane was fabricated using 2,2'-benzidinedisulfonic acid (BDSA) and trimesoyl chloride (TMC) on a polyether sulfone substrate by conventional interfacial polymerization. Due to a nascent barrier layer with a loose architecture, the obtained TFC-BDSA-0.2 membrane showed an ultrahigh pure water(More)
Streptomyces avermitilis is an important bacterial species used for industrial production of avermectins, a family of broad-spectrum anthelmintic agents. We previously identified the protein SAV576, a TetR family transcriptional regulator (TFR), as a downregulator of avermectin biosynthesis that acts by controlling transcription of its major target gene(More)
The expression of Ring1- and YY1-binding protein (RYBP) is reduced in several human cancers, but the molecular mechanism(s) have remained elusive. In this study, we used human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cell lines and tissue specimens to study the mechanism and herein report several new findings. First, we cloned and characterized the basal promoter(More)
To improve proton conduction properties of conventional sulfonated poly(ether ether ketone) (SPEEK), poly(2,5-benzimidazole)-grafted graphene oxide (ABPBI-GO) was prepared to fabricate nanocomposite membranes, which then were further doped with phosphoric acid (PA). The ABPBI-GO was synthesized through the reaction of 3,4-diaminobenzoic acid with the(More)
Novel poly(arylene ether ketone) polymers with fluorophenyl pendants and phenoxide-terminated wholly sulfonated poly(arylene ether sulfone) oligomers are prepared via Ni(0)-catalyzed and nucleophilic polymerization, respectively, and subsequently used as starting materials to obtain graft-crosslinked membranes as polymer electrolyte membranes. The(More)