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Many chemotherapeutics used for cancer treatments encounter issues during delivery to tumors in vivo and may have high levels of systemic toxicity due to their nonspecific distribution. Various materials have been explored to fabricate nanoparticles as drug carriers to improve delivery efficiency. However, most of these materials suffer from multiple(More)
The nutritional requirements for phenazine-1-carboxylic acid (PCA) production using Pseudomonas sp. M18G, a gacA chromosomal-inactivated mutant of the strain M18, with a high PCA yield, were optimized statistically in shake flask experiments. Based on a single-factor experiment design, we implemented the two-level Plackett–Burman (PB) design with 11(More)
The enhancement of phenazine-1-carboxylic acid (PCA) production was investigated in a 10l fermentor using a gacA chromosomally inactivated mutant Pseudomonas sp. M18G combined with DO-stat feeing strategy. In batch culture, the optimal growth conditions with a two-stage agitation and aeration at 1.72vvm improved PCA production to 1987mg/l at 48h(More)
BACKGROUND Phenazines are important compounds produced by pseudomonads and other bacteria. Two phz gene clusters called phzA1-G1 and phzA2-G2, respectively, were found in the genome of Pseudomonas sp. M18, an effective biocontrol agent, which is highly homologous to the opportunistic human pathogen P. aeruginosa PAO1, however little is known about the(More)
Curvularia lunata is an important maize foliar fungal pathogen that distributes widely in maize growing area in China. Genome sequencing of the pathogen will provide important information for globally understanding its virulence mechanism. We report the genome sequences of a highly virulent C. lunata strain. Phylogenomic analysis indicates that C. lunata(More)
  • Lei Zhang, Jun Ma, +5 authors Daling Zhu
  • Life sciences
  • 2010
AIMS 15-Hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid (15-HETE), generated by hypoxia, is a product of arachidonic acid and mainly catalyzed by 15-lipoxygenase (15-LO) in pulmonary artery. As HSP90 is known to be involved in apoptosis in other tissues and cells, we aim to test whether anti-apoptotic effect of 15-HETE is regulated by the molecular chaperone in pulmonary(More)
The rhizosphere microbe Pseudomonas aeruginosa M18 shows strong antifungal activities, mainly due to the biosynthesis of antibiotics like pyoluteorin (Plt) and phenazine-1-carboxylic acid (PCA). The ubiquitous RNA chaperone Hfq regulates bacterial virulence and stress tolerance through global posttranscriptional regulation. Here, we explored the molecular(More)
Due to its efficient broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity, Trichoderma has been established as an internationally recognized biocontrol fungus. In this study, we found and identified a novel strain of Trichoderma asperellum, named GDFS1009. The mycelium of T. asperellum GDFS1009 exhibits a high growth rate, high sporulation capacity, and strong inhibitory(More)
We have found that 15-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid (15-HETE) induced by hypoxia was an important mediator in the regulation of hypoxic pulmonary hypertension, including the pulmonary vasoconstriction and remodeling. However, the underlying mechanisms of the remodeling induced by 15-HETE are poorly understood. In this study, we performed(More)
Pseudomonas sp. strain M18, an effective biological control agent isolated from the melon rhizosphere, has a genetic background similar to that of the opportunistic human pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1. However, the predominant phenazine produced by strain M18 is phenazine-1-carboxylic acid (PCA) rather than pyocyanin (PYO); the quantitative ratio of(More)