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A bacterial strain BAP5 with a relatively high degradation ability of benzo[a]pyrene (BaP) was isolated from marine sediments of Xiamen Western Sea, China and identified as Ochrobactrum sp. according to 16S rRNA gene sequence as well as Biolog microbial identification system. Strain BAP5 could grow in mineral salt medium with 50 mg/L of BaP and degrade(More)
An intracellular mannanase was identified from the thermoacidophile Alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius Tc-12-31. This enzyme is particularly interesting, because it shows no significant sequence similarity to any known glycoside hydrolase. Gene cloning, biochemical characterization, and structural studies of this novel mannanase are reported in this paper. The(More)
A novel thermostable alpha-glucosidase (TtGluA) from Thermoanaerobacter tengcongensis MB4 was successfully expressed in E. coli and characterized. The TtgluA gene contained 2253 bp, which encodes 750 amino acids. The native TtGluA was a trimer with monomer molecular mass of 89 kDa shown by SDS-PAGE. The purified recombinant enzyme showed hydrolytic activity(More)
An unknown protein reacted with anti-human IgA, namely, IgA-like protein, has been reported in shrimp, but information regarding its identification is not available. In the present study, an affinity proteomic strategy was applied to identify the IgA-like protein of shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei. The protein of 75 kDa was isolated and confirmed by affinity(More)
The elucidation of the molecular details of antibiotic resistance will lead to improvements in extending the efficacy of current antimicrobials. In the current study, proteomic methodologies were applied to characterize functional outer membrane proteins (Omps) of E. coli K-12 responded to tetracycline and ampicillin resistance for understanding of(More)
A thermostable glucoamylase (TtcGA) from Thermoanaerobacter tengcongensis MB4 was successfully expressed in Escherichia coli. The full-length gene (2112 bp) encodes a 703-amino acid polypeptide including a predicted signal peptide of 21 residues. The recombinant mature protein was partially purified to 30-fold homogeneity by heat treatment and gel(More)
Since Loss (1907) established the genus Eurytrema, there were more than eleven species found worldwide from America, Europe to Asia. Adult worms are generally found in pancreatic and bile ducts of wild and domestic ruminants. Some species from wild animal and domestic animal have already differentiated. In this study, we amplified and sequenced the partial(More)
AaManA, a beta-1,4-mannanase from the thermoacidophile Alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius Tc-12-31, was expressed in Escherichia coli and purified in a form suitable for X-ray crystallographic analysis. Crystals were obtained using the hanging-drop vapour-diffusion method at 291 K using ammonium dihydrogen phosphate as a precipitant. Data were collected from(More)
The alginate-chitosan microspheres with narrow size distribution were prepared by membrane emulsification technique in combination with ion (Ca(2+)) and polymer (chitosan) solidification. The preparation procedure was observed, and the physical properties (particle size distribution, surface morphology, chitosan distribution, zeta potential) of the(More)
Cancer stem cells (CSCs), or cancer cells with stem cell properties, represent a small fraction of tumor bulk and are thought to be responsible for tumor formation and metastasis. However, the mechanisms of how CSCs are generated and regulated at the molecular level are poorly understood. Recent progress has highlighted the significance of microRNAs(More)