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Oleaginous microalgae are promising feedstock for biofuels, yet the genetic diversity, origin and evolution of oleaginous traits remain largely unknown. Here we present a detailed phylogenomic analysis of five oleaginous Nannochloropsis species (a total of six strains) and one time-series transcriptome dataset for triacylglycerol (TAG) synthesis on one(More)
A novel image encryption method is proposed by utilizing random phase encoding in the fractional Fourier domain to encrypt two images into one encrypted image with stationary white distribution. By applying the correct keys which consist of the fractional orders, the random phase masks and the pixel scrambling operator, the two primary images can be(More)
Microalgae are promising feedstock for production of lipids, sugars, bioactive compounds and in particular biofuels, yet development of sensitive and reliable phylotyping strategies for microalgae has been hindered by the paucity of phylogenetically closely-related finished genomes. Using the oleaginous eustigmatophyte Nannochloropsis as a model, we(More)
The rhamnose-GlcNAc disaccharide linker is fundamental to the structural integrity of mycobacterial cell wall. The donor dTDP-rhamnose is synthesized by four enzymes (RmlA, B, C, and D) beginning with dTTP and glucose-1-phosphate. We generated M. smegmatis rmlB gene knockout mutant (transcription of downstream rmlC gene was blocked because of a polar(More)
BACKGROUND Sedation reduces patient levels of anxiety and stress, facilitates the delivery of care and ensures safety. Alpha-2 agonists have a range of effects including sedation, analgesia and antianxiety. They sedate, but allow staff to interact with patients and do not suppress respiration. They are attractive alternatives for long-term sedation during(More)
Microalgae are promising feedstock for biofuels yet mechanistic probing of their cellular network and industrial strain development have been hindered by lack of genome-editing tools. Nannochloropsis spp. are emerging model microalgae for scalable oil production and carbon sequestration. Here we established a CRISPR/Cas9-based precise genome-editing(More)
The first enzyme in the flavonoid pathway, chalcone synthase, is encoded by a gene (CHS) whose expression is normally under developmental control. In our previous studies, an 896-bp promoter region of a flower-specific CHS gene was isolated from Lilium orential ‘Sorbonne’, and designated as PLoCHS. Here, the PLoCHS promoter was fused to the β-glucuronidase(More)
Maggot therapy is a simple and highly successful method for healing of infected and necrotic wounds. The increasing evidences indicate that Maggot excretions/secretions (ES) plays important roles in the wounds healing process. But the precise molecular mechanisms remain undefined. Herein, we investigated if ES induced cell migration during wound healing(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Probiotics have been suggested as prophylactic measure in colon carcinogenesis. This study aimed at determining the potential prophylactic activity of Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG CGMCC 1.2134 (LGG) strain on colorectal carcinogenesis via measuring its effect on Nuclear factor kappa B (NFκB) inflammatory pathway and apoptosis. MATERIALS AND(More)
A method is presented which allows for the accurate extraction of regional functional metrics in rodent lungs using hyperpolarized gas. The technique is based on the combination of measured T(1) decay, an independent measure of specific ventilation and mass balance considerations to extract the regional oxygen levels and uptake. In phantom and animal(More)