Xuanjun Ai

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The targeting of type III secretion (TTS) proteins at the injectisome is an important process in bacterial virulence. Nevertheless, how the injectisome specifically recognizes TTS substrates among all bacterial proteins is unknown. A TTS peripheral membrane ATPase protein located at the base of the injectisome has been implicated in the targeting process.(More)
Solid-state 1H, 29Si NMR and 23Na MQMAS NMR spectroscopy combined with X-ray powder diffraction (XRD) technique was used to study the reaction between layered sodium disilicate SKS-6 and calcium chloride solution with different concentrations. Based on the experimental results the calcium ion extracting mechanism of SKS-6 was demonstrated to be via ion(More)
NAC (NAM, ATAF1,2, and CUC2) transcription factors play an important role in the responses of plants to various environmental stresses. To investigate the function of SlNAC1, which was found to be a member of the ATAF subfamily in tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) plants under heat stress conditions, transgenic tomato plants were generated using an antisense(More)
Pin1 is a peptidyl-prolyl cis-trans isomerase, whose WW domain specifically recognizes the pSer/Thr-Pro motif. Pin1 is involved in multiple phosphorylation events that regulate the activities of various substrates, and Pin1 deregulation has been reported in various diseases, including cancer and Alzheimer's disease. The WW domain of Pin1 has been used as a(More)
The structures of DNA G-quadruplexes are essential for their functions in vivo and in vitro. Our present study revealed that sequential order of the three G-quadruplex loops, that is, loop transposition, could be a critical factor to determinate the G-quadruplex conformation and consequently improved the catalytic function of G-quadruplex based DNAzyme. In(More)
Three different kinds of silanols, which include isolated silanol, silanol I (with the hydroxyl proton bonded to an oxygen atom in the adjacent layer) and silanol II (with the hydroxyl proton bonded to the non-bridging oxygen at the same silicon atom), are generated during the hydration process of SKS-6 (delta-Na2Si2O5). 1H-1H nuclear Overhauser enhancement(More)
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