The overall goal of our research is to develop effective new photosensitizers for tumor-selective photodynamic therapy. Phenoxazine dyes, including several Nile blue analogues, are known to localize selectively in animal tumors. Structural modifications yielded several series of analogues with substantially higher 1O2 yields and different photochemical and… (More)
Calcium (Ca(2+)) has an important structural role in guaranteeing the integrity of the outer lipopolysaccharide layer and cell walls of bacterial cells. Extracellular DNA (eDNA) being part of the slimy matrix produced by bacteria promotes biofilm formation through enhanced structural integrity of the matrix. Here, the concurrent role of Ca(2+) and eDNA in… (More)
The chloroform-respiring bacterium Dehalobacter UNSWDHB was isolated from subsurface soil contaminated with a mixture of organohalides, including chloroform. Here, we present its 3.2-Mb genome.