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Rhodosporidium toruloides is a β-carotenoid accumulating, oleaginous yeast that has great biotechnological potential. The lack of reliable and efficient genetic manipulation tools have been a major hurdle blocking its adoption as a biotechnology platform. We report for the first time the development of a highly efficient targeted gene deletion method in R.(More)
Ustilago maydis is known to produce glycolipid-type biosurfactants. Here, we show that U. maydis is able to efficiently convert biodiesel-derived crude glycerol to glycolipids. We have optimized the medium composition and environmental factors for bioconversion of crude glycerol to glycolipids. The synthetic medium (MinCG) contains 50 g L(-1) crude glycerol(More)
The oleaginous yeast Rhodosporidium toruloides, which belongs to the Pucciniomycotina subphylum in the Basidiomycota, has attracted strong interest in the biofuel community recently due to its ability to accumulate more than 60% of dry biomass as lipid under high-density fermentation. A 3,543-nucleotide (nt) DNA fragment of the glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate(More)
— Several reputation systems have been proposed for mobile ad-hoc networks in order to stimulate cooperation among mobile nodes. However, whether or not the mobile nodes will agree on the reputation of other nodes is not studied. In this paper, we present a formal specification and analysis of a general class of mechanisms to locally update the reputation(More)
Experience in clinical practice and research in systems pharmacology suggested the limitations of the current one-drug-one-target paradigm in new drug discovery. Single-target drugs may not always produce desired physiological effects on the entire biological system, even if they have successfully regulated the activities of their designated targets. On the(More)
AIM To elucidate the clinical, radiological and laboratory profiles of renal abscess (RA) and perinephric abscess (PNA), along with related treatment and outcome. METHODS Ninety-eight patients diagnosed with RA or PNA using the primary discharge diagnoses identified from the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems(More)
Factors regulating nucleotide excision repair probably contribute to the heterogenous response of advanced stage lung cancer patients to drugs such as cisplatin. Studies to identify the genes in the nucleotide excision repair pathway most closely associated with resistance to cisplatin have not been conclusive. We hypothesized that Xeroderma pigmentosum(More)
This study aimed to explore the pharmacokinetic features of levofloxacin (LVFX) in Chinese patients with infections and to confirm oral LVFX 500 mg once daily as an optimal treatment regimen based on pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic (PK-PD) analysis. A total of 1052 plasma samples from 164 Chinese adult patients with community acquired lower respiratory(More)
SUMMARY Rapid advances in pharmaceutical sciences have brought ever-increasing interests in combined therapies for better clinical efficacy and safety, especially in cases of complicated and refractory diseases. Innovative experimental technologies and theoretical frameworks are being actively developed for multicomponent drug research. In this work, we(More)