Zhi-yong Zheng

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The effect of osmotic pressure on erythritol and mannitol production by an osmophilic yeast strain of Yarrowia lipolytica CICC 1675 using glycerol as the sole carbon source was investigated. Appropriately high osmotic pressure was found to enhance erythritol production and inhibit mannitol formation. A novel two-stage osmotic pressure control fed-batch(More)
We reported our experience in the surgical treatment of a relatively large cohort of patients with occipital lobe epilepsy (OLE). We also carried out a systematic review of the literature on OLE. Thirty-five consecutive patients who underwent occipital resection for epilepsy were included. Diagnoses were made following presurgical evaluations, including(More)
To determine the factors influencing the resulting molecular weight of polysialic acid (PSA), batch fermentations by using Escherichia coli were conducted. It was found that temperature and pH were significant factors affecting the PSA production and its resulting molecular weight. When pH was set at 6.4, temperature of 37 °C was suitable for cell growth(More)
where p is a prime power , χ mod p is a Dirichlet character, a, b, n are integers with n ≥ 2. The first sum was studied in connection with Waring’s problem and we have a classical result due to professor Hua [10]. The second sum has not been studied before as far as the authors know. We hope it can be used in the work of generalizing Waring’s problem. In(More)
Protein kinase B (Akt) plays important roles in regulation of cell growth and survival, but while many aspects of its mechanism of action are known, there are potentially additional regulatory events that remain to be discovered. Here we detected a 36-kDa protein that was co-immunoprecipitated with protein kinase Bβ (Akt2) in OVCAR-3 ovarian cancer cells.(More)
Curdlan is a water insoluble exopolysaccharide produced by Alcaligenes faecalis under nitrogen-limiting conditions. After excretion, the polysaccharide is attached the cell wall. Thus enhancement of biomass production during the cell growth phase is important to curdlan production. A strategy of increasing nitrogen source to improve biomass production was(More)
Quercetin, one of the most abundant dietary flavonoids, is reported to have protective function against various hepatotoxicant-induced hepatotoxicity. The present study aims to investigate the critical role of the nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) antioxidative signaling pathway in the protection of quercetin against hepatotoxicity.(More)
Expression at the mRNA level of ten selected genes in Agrobacterium sp. ATCC 31749 under various dissolved oxygen (DO) levels during curdlan fermentation related to electron transfer chain (ETC), tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle, peptidoglycan/lipopolysaccharide biosynthesis, and uridine diphosphate (UDP)-glucose biosynthesis were determined by qRT-PCR.(More)
Efficient porcine interferon-alpha (pIFN-alpha) expression in high density recombinant Pichia pastoris cultivation was achieved in a 5 l bench-scaled bioreactor. The results indicated that a high and stable oxygen uptake rate (OUR) during induction phase was closely related with pIFN-alpha production efficiency. The multi-variables clustering and analysis(More)
INTRODUCTION The cause of low serum ceruloplasmin levels in Parkinson's disease (PD) remains to be clarified. In this study, we explored serum miR-133b expression to determine whether it correlates with serum ceruloplasmin level in PD patients. METHODS Forty-six patients with PD and forty-six control subjects were evaluated for miR-133b expression using(More)