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Methyl parathion hydrolase (MPH, E.C., isolated from the soil-dwelling bacterium Pseudomonas sp. WBC-3, is a Zn(II)-containing enzyme that catalyzes the degradation of the organophosphate pesticide methyl parathion. We have determined the structure of MPH from Pseudomonas sp. WBC-3 to 2.4 angstroms resolution. The enzyme is dimeric and each subunit(More)
BACKGROUND To investigate the relationship between angiotensinogen (AGT) gene M235T polymorphism and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) to explore the potential role of the AGT polymorphism in HCM. METHODS PubMed, Embase, OVID, Cochrane library, CNKI, Wan Fang Database were searched to identify the studies involving AGT M235T polymorphism and HCM. Two(More)
The mechanisms of influenza A virus mRNA intracellular transport are still not clearly understood. Here, we visualized the distribution and transport of influenza A virus mRNA in living cells using molecular beacon (MB) technology. Confocal-FRAP measurements determined that the transport of influenza A virus intronless mRNA, in both nucleus and cytoplasm,(More)
Bimolecular fluorescence complementation (BiFC) is a recently developed technique for detection of protein-protein interactions in living cells. In this study, a new red BiFC system was developed by splitting mCherry, a mutant monomeric red fluorescent protein, into two fragments between amino acids 159-160 and was verified using a pair of interacting(More)
Methyl parathion hydrolase (MPH) is an enzyme that catalyzes the degradation of methyl parathion, generating a yellow product with specific absorption at 405 nm. The application of MPH as a new labeling enzyme was illustrated in this study. The key advantages of using MPH as a labeling enzyme are as follows: (1) unlike alkaline phosphatase (AP), horseradish(More)
Immuno-PCR (IPCR) is a powerful detection technology in immunological study and clinical diagnosis due to its ultrasensitivity. Here we introduce a new strategy termed phage display mediated immuno-PCR (PD-IPCR). Instead of utilization of monoclonal antibody (mAb) and chemically bond DNA that required in the conventional IPCR, a recombinant phage particle(More)
A loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assay system was employed for detecting Bacillus anthracis spores in pure cultures as well as in various simulated powder samples. The specificity of the designed LAMP primer sets was validated by assaying 13 B. anthracis strains and 33 non-B. anthracis species. The detection limits of the LAMP assay were 10(More)
Bacillus anthracis, the causative agent of anthrax disease, could be used as a biothreat reagent. It is vital to develop a rapid, convenient method to detect B. anthracis. In the current study, three high affinity and specificity monoclonal antibodies (mAbs, designated 8G3, 10C6 and 12F6) have been obtained using fully washed B. anthracis spores as an(More)
As only the type II topoisomerase is capable of introducing negative supercoiling, DNA gyrase is involved in crucial cellular processes. Although the other domains of DNA gyrase are better understood, the mechanism of DNA binding by the C-terminal domain of the DNA gyrase A subunit (GyrA-CTD) is less clear. Here, we investigated the DNA-binding sites in the(More)
This study aims to develop a rapid and sensitive cell-free bioassay of dioxins. It is known that dioxin ligand can bind heterodimeric aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) and triggers the formation of the complex of dioxin-AhR, AhR nuclear translocator (ARNT), and dioxin-responsive element (DRE) region of the DNA. The hypothesis of the proposed method is that if(More)