Yongmei Xia

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Large DNA constructs of arbitrary sequences can currently be assembled with relative ease by joining short synthetic oligodeoxynucleotides (oligonucleotides). The ability to mass produce these synthetic genes readily will have a significant impact on research in biology and medicine. Presently, high-throughput gene synthesis is unlikely, due to the limits(More)
A versatile microreactor platform featuring a novel chemical-resistant microvalve array has been developed using combined silicon/polymer micromachining and a special polymer membrane transfer process. The basic valve unit in the array has a typical 'transistor' structure and a PDMS/parylene double-layer valve membrane. A robust multiplexing algorithm is(More)
The 3C-like protease (3CLpro) of severe acute respiratory syndrome associated coronavirus (SARS-CoV) is vital for SARS-CoV replication and is a promising drug target. Recombinant 3CLpro was expressed in Pichia pastoris GS115 as a 42 kDa protein that displayed a K m of 15 ± 2 μM with Dabcyl-KTSAVLQSGFRKME-Edans as substrate. Purified 3CLpro was used for(More)
In the title compound, C(8)H(13)N(2)O(2) (+)·Cl(-)·H(2)O, the methyl C atom of the ethyl group is slightly out of the imidazole plane, with an N-C(ring)-C-C torsion angle of -15.1 (2)°. In the crystal structure, there are strong inter-molecular hydrogen-bonding inter-actions between the solvent water mol-ecule, the free chloride anion and the organic(More)
In the title compound, C(11)H(14)N(2)O(5), the nitro group is approximately coplanar with the benzene ring, making a dihedral angle of 4.26 (17)°. The dihedral angle between the methyl-carbamate group and the benzene ring is 72.47 (6)°. There is a strong inter-molecular N-H⋯O hydrogen bond between the N and O atoms from adjacent methyl-carbamate groups,(More)
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