Yi-xin Guan

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11α-Hydroxylation of 16α,17-epoxyprogesterone (EP) by Rhizopus nigricans is an essential step in the synthesis of many steroidal drugs, while low conversion of the biohydroxylation is a tough problem to be solved urgently in industry. Two ionic liquids (ILs) of [BMIm][PF(6)] and [BMIm][NTf(2)] were used in the biotransformation of EP by R. nigricans. The(More)
The chaperone mini-GroEL is a soluble recombinant fragment containing the 191-345 amino acid sequence of GroEL with a 6xHis tag. The refolding protocol assisted with mini-GroEL was studied for the activity recovery of rhIFN-gamma inclusion bodies. In a suspended system, mini-GroEL showed significant enhancement of the activity recovery of rhIFN-gamma,(More)
Supercritical fluid assisted atomization introduced by hydrodynamic cavitation mixer (SAA-HCM) was used to produce lysozyme microparticles with controlled particle size distribution in the range for aerosol drug delivery. The process is based on the atomization effect of carbon dioxide. The solubilization of certain amount of carbon dioxide in the solution(More)
Recombinant human interferon-gamma (rhIFN-γ) is a protein of great potential for clinical therapy due to its multiple biological activities. However, overexpressing rhIFN-γ in Escherichia coli was found to accumulate as cytoplasmic inclusion bodies. In this work, a system for soluble and active expression of rhIFN-γ was constructed by coexpressing(More)
DsbA (disulfide bond formation protein A) located in the periplasm of Escherichia coli is a disulfide isomerase, which is vital to disulfide bonds formation directly affecting the nascent peptides folding to the correct conformation. In this paper, recombinant DsbA was firstly immobilized onto NHS-activated Sepharose Fast Flow gel. Then Sephadex G-100 gel(More)
A refolding strategy was described for on-column refolding of recombinant human interferon-gamma (rhIFN-gamma) inclusion bodies by expanded bed adsorption (EBA) chromatography. After the denatured rhIFN-gamma protein bound onto the cation exchanger of STREAMLINE SP, the refolding process was performed in expanded bed by gradually decreasing the(More)
Drug-loaded chitosan films suitable for oral mucosal drug delivery were prepared using supercritical solution impregnation (SSI) technology. Firstly, chitosan films were obtained via casting method, and the film properties including water-uptake, erosion and mucoadhesive were characterized. SSI process was then employed to load the drug of ibuprofen onto(More)
A novel capsule system composed of sodium cellulose sulfate (NaCS), carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) and poly[dimethyl(diallyl)ammonium chloride] (PDMDAAC) was prepared for improving the properties of NaCS/PDMDAAC capsules. The process parameters, such as CMC concentration (0, 2, 4, 6 and 8 g/L), NaCS concentration (20, 25, 30, 35 and 40 g/L), PDMDAAC(More)
The components of a natural medium were optimized to produce cellulase from a marine Aspergillus niger under solid state fermentation conditions by response surface methodology. Eichhornia crassipes and natural seawater were used as a major substrate and a source of mineral salts, respectively. Mineral salts of natural seawater could increase cellulase(More)
The membrane of sodium cellulose sulphate ( NaCS)-poly dimethyldiallylammonium chloride (PDMDAAC) microcapsule is compact and has low molecular weight cut-off, which would delay the mass transfer and affect the cell growth immobilized in the capsule. Macroporous NaCS-PDMDAAC microcapsules were prepared using the degradation of the starch by amylase in the(More)