Zhihui Zhou

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OBJECTIVES The multiresistance plasmid pKP96 from Klebsiella pneumoniae was sequenced completely and analysed concerning its genetic environment and distributing of antimicrobial resistance genes. METHODS The complete sequence of the plasmid was determined using a whole-genome shotgun approach. MICs of 13 antimicrobial agents were determined using Etests.(More)
Succinic acid synthesized from glucose shows potential as a bio-based platform chemical. However, the need for a high glucose concentration, and the accompanying low yields, limit its industrial applications. Despite efficient glucose uptake by the phosphotransferase system (PTS), 1 mol of phosphoenolpyruvate is required for each mole of internalized(More)
Corynebacterium glutamicum strains NC-2 were able to grow on xylose as sole carbon sources in our previous work. Nevertheless, it exhibited the major shortcoming that the xylose consumption was repressed in the presence of glucose. So far, regarding C. glutamicum, there are a number of reports on ptsG gene, the glucose-specific transporter, involved in(More)
Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) found in Genome-Wide Association Study (GWAS) mainly influence the susceptibility of complex diseases, but they still could not comprehensively explain the relationships between mutations and diseases. Interactions between SNPs are considered so important for deeply understanding of those relationships that several(More)
Identification of protein complexes is of great importance in the understanding of cellular organization and functions. Traditional computational protein complex prediction methods mainly rely on the topology of proteinÀprotein interaction (PPI) networks but seldom take biological information of proteins (such as Gene Ontology (GO)) into consideration.(More)
T cell activation is a well-established model for studying cellular responses to exogenous stimulation. Using strand-specific RNA-seq, we observed that intron retention is prevalent in polyadenylated transcripts in resting CD4(+) T cells and is significantly reduced upon T cell activation. Several lines of evidence suggest that intron-retained transcripts(More)
Acinetobacter baumannii had emerged as an important nosocomial and opportunistic pathogen worldwide. To assess the evolution of colistin resistance in A. baumannii and its effect on bacterial fitness, we exposed five independent colonies of A. baumannii ATCC 17978 to increasing concentrations of colistin in agar (4/5) and liquid media (1/5). Stable(More)
To explore the glycerol utilization pathway in Corynebacterium glutamicum for succinate production under O2 deprivation. Overexpression of a glycerol facilitator, glycerol dehydrogenase and dihydroxyacetone kinase from Escherichia coli K-12 in C. glutamicum led to recombinant strains NC-3G diverting glycerol utilization towards succinate production under O2(More)