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  1. Original article

    Partial nitritation of stored source-separated urine by granular activated sludge in a sequencing batch reactor

    The combination of partial nitritation (PN) and anaerobic ammonium oxidation (anammox) has been proposed as an ideal process for nitrogen removal from source-separated urine, while the high organic matters in ...

    Liping Chen, Xiaoxiao Yang, Xiujun Tian, Song Yao, Jiuyi Li, Aimin Wang, Qian Yao and Dangcong Peng

    AMB Express 2017 7:50

    Published on: 28 February 2017

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    Effects of probiotic Bacillus as a substitute for antibiotics on antioxidant capacity and intestinal autophagy of piglets

    The objective of this study was to evaluate effects of probiotic Bacillus amyloliquefaciens (Ba) as a substitute for antibiotics on growth performance, antioxidant ability and intestinal autophagy of piglets. Nin...

    Yang Wang, Yanping Wu, Baikui Wang, Xuefang Cao, Aikun Fu, Yali Li and Weifen Li

    AMB Express 2017 7:52

    Published on: 28 February 2017

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    Characterization of a Bacillus thuringiensis chitinase that binds to cellulose and chitin

    Bacillus thuringiensis is a Gram-positive soil bacterium that is known to be a bacterial biopesticide that produces insecticidal proteins called crystal proteins (Cry). In the insecticida...

    Shotaro Honda, Toshiyuki Kunii, Kenta Nohara, Satoshi Wakita, Yasusato Sugahara, Masao Kawakita, Fumitaka Oyama and Masayoshi Sakaguchi

    AMB Express 2017 7:51

    Published on: 28 February 2017

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    Loop-mediated isothermal amplification of Neisseria gonorrhoeae porA pseudogene: a rapid and reliable method to detect gonorrhea

    Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Rapid detection is crucial for effective prevention and treatment. This study developed and tested a low-cost effective m...

    Mei-Ling Liu, Yong Xia, Xing-Zhong Wu, Jian-Qiong Huang and Xu-Guang Guo

    AMB Express 2017 7:48

    Published on: 23 February 2017

  5. Original article

    Thymol and carvacrol induce autolysis, stress, growth inhibition and reduce the biofilm formation by Streptococcus mutans

    Organic compounds from plants are an attractive alternative to conventional antimicrobial agents. Therefore, two compounds namely M-1 and M-2 were purified from Origanum vulgare L. and were identified as carvacro...

    Shams Tabrez Khan, Merajuddin Khan, Javed Ahmad, Rizwan Wahab, Omar H. Abd-Elkader, Javed Musarrat, Hamad Z. Alkhathlan and Abdulaziz A. Al-Kedhairy

    AMB Express 2017 7:49

    Published on: 23 February 2017

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    Purification and characterization of a novel ubiquitin-like antitumour protein with hemagglutinating and deoxyribonuclease activities from the edible mushroom Ramaria botrytis

    A novel ubiquitin-like antitumour protein (RBUP) was isolated from fruiting bodies of the edible mushroom Ramaria botrytis. The protein was isolated with a purification protocol involving ion exchange chromatogra...

    Rong Zhou, Ya-Jie Han, Min-Hui Zhang, Ke-Ren Zhang, Tzi Bun Ng and Fang Liu

    AMB Express 2017 7:47

    Published on: 22 February 2017

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    Design and pharmacodynamics of recombinant NZ2114 histidine mutants with improved activity against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

    NZ2114 is a promising candidate for therapeutic application owing to its potent activity to Staphylococcus aureus. Our objective was to identify NZ2114 derivatives with improved activity through substitution of H...

    Huixian Chen, Ruoyu Mao, Da Teng, Xiumin Wang, Ya Hao, Xingjun Feng and Jianhua Wang

    AMB Express 2017 7:46

    Published on: 22 February 2017

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    Complementary function of two transketolase isoforms from Moniliella megachiliensis in relation to stress response

    Two transketolase isogenes, MmTKL1 and MmTKL2, isolated from Moniliella megachiliensis were investigated for their roles in stress response and erythritol biosynthesis. The encoded proteins were highly homologous...

    Hisashi Iwata, Yosuke Kobayashi, Daiki Mizushima, Taisuke Watanabe, Jun Ogihara and Takafumi Kasumi

    AMB Express 2017 7:45

    Published on: 21 February 2017

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    In vitro and in vivo antibacterial effect of NZ2114 against Streptococcus suis type 2 infection in mice peritonitis models

    NZ2114 is a promising candidate for therapeutic application owing to potent activity to gram-positive bacterium such as Streptococcus pneumoniae and Staphylococcus aureus. This work is the first report to describ...

    Jian Jiao, Ruoyu Mao, Da Teng, Xiumin Wang, Ya Hao, Na Yang, Xiao Wang, Xingjun Feng and Jianhua Wang

    AMB Express 2017 7:44

    Published on: 20 February 2017

  10. Original article

    Epigenetic modifier induced enhancement of fumiquinazoline C production in Aspergillus fumigatus (GA-L7): an endophytic fungus from Grewia asiatica L.

    Present study relates to the effect of valproic acid, an epigenetic modifier on the metabolic profile of Aspergillus fumigatus (GA-L7), an endophytic fungus isolated from Grewia asiatica L. Seven secondary metabo...

    Ankita Magotra, Manjeet Kumar, Manoj Kushwaha, Praveen Awasthi, Chand Raina, Ajai Prakash Gupta, Bhahwal A. Shah, Sumit G. Gandhi and Asha Chaubey

    AMB Express 2017 7:43

    Published on: 17 February 2017

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    Resequencing and annotation of the Nostoc punctiforme ATTC 29133 genome: facilitating biofuel and high-value chemical production

    Cyanobacteria have the potential to produce bulk and fine chemicals and members belonging to Nostoc sp. have received particular attention due to their relatively fast growth rate and the relative ease with whic...

    Luis E. Moraes, Matthew J. Blow, Erik R. Hawley, Hailan Piao, Rita Kuo, Jennifer Chiniquy, Nicole Shapiro, Tanja Woyke, James G. Fadel and Matthias Hess

    AMB Express 2017 7:42

    Published on: 16 February 2017

  12. Original article

    Inonotus obliquus polysaccharide regulates gut microbiota of chronic pancreatitis in mice

    Polysaccharide is efficient in attenuation of metabolic ailments and modulation of gut microbiota as prebiotics. The therapeutic effect of Inonotus obliquus polysaccharide (IOP) on chronic pancreatitis (CP) in mi...

    Yang Hu, Chunying Teng, Sumei Yu, Xin Wang, Jinsong Liang, Xin Bai, Liying Dong, Tao Song, Min Yu and Juanjuan Qu

    AMB Express 2017 7:39

    Published on: 14 February 2017

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    Heterogeneous expression of DnaK gene from Alicyclobacillus acidoterrestris improves the resistance of Escherichia coli against heat and acid stress

    Alicyclobacillus acidoterrestris, an acidophilic and thermophilic bacteria, is an important microbial resource for stress resistance genes screening. In this study, DnaK gene from A. acid...

    Xixi Xu, Lingxia Jiao, Xin Feng, Junjian Ran, Xinhong Liang and Ruixiang Zhao

    AMB Express 2017 7:36

    Published on: 13 February 2017

  14. Original article

    Comparison of microbial communities from different Jinhua ham factories

    Microbes in different aged workshops play important roles in the flavor formation of Jinhua ham. However, microbial diversity, community structure and age related changes in workshops are poorly understood. Th...

    Qingfeng Ge, Yubin Gu, Wangang Zhang, Yongqi Yin, Hai Yu, Mangang Wu, Zhijun Wang and Guanghong Zhou

    AMB Express 2017 7:37

    Published on: 13 February 2017

  15. Original article

    Effect of nitrogen availability on the poly-3-d-hydroxybutyrate accumulation by engineered Saccharomyces cerevisiae

    Poly-3-d-hydroxybutyrate (or PHB) is a polyester which can be used in the production of biodegradable plastics from renewable resources. It is naturally produced by several bacteria as a response to nutrient star...

    Diogo J. Portugal-Nunes, Sudhanshu S. Pawar, Gunnar Lidén and Marie F. Gorwa-Grauslund

    AMB Express 2017 7:35

    Published on: 7 February 2017

  16. Original article

    Expression, purification and functionality of bioactive recombinant human vascular endothelial growth factor VEGF165 in E. coli

    Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is associated with tumour growth and metastasis. Because VEGF is the major player in both angiogenesis and vascular permeability and the most explored factor in angio-...

    Awatef Taktak-BenAmar, Maram Morjen, Hazem Ben Mabrouk, Rania Abdelmaksoud-Dammak, Mohamed Guerfali, Najla Fourati-Masmoudi, Naziha Marrakchi and Ali Gargouri

    AMB Express 2017 7:33

    Published on: 6 February 2017

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    Molecular breeding of Saccharomyces cerevisiae with high RNA content by harnessing essential ribosomal RNA transcription regulator

    As yeast is commonly used for RNA production, it is industrially important to breed strains with high RNA contents. The upstream activating factor (UAF) plays an important role in transcription of ribosomal RN...

    Yu Sasano, Takahiro Kariya, Shogo Usugi, Minetaka Sugiyama and Satoshi Harashima

    AMB Express 2017 7:32

    Published on: 2 February 2017

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    Screening of filamentous fungi for antimicrobial silver nanoparticles synthesis

    The present work had the goal of screening a batch of 20 fungal strains, isolated from sugar cane plantation soil, in order to identify those capable of biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles. These nanoparticle...

    Cristiane Angélica Ottoni, Marta Filipa Simões, Sara Fernandes, Jonas Gomes dos Santos, Elda Sabino da Silva, Rodrigo Fernando Brambilla de Souza and Alfredo Eduardo Maiorano

    AMB Express 2017 7:31

    Published on: 1 February 2017

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    Characterization and robust nature of newly isolated oleaginous marine yeast Rhodosporidium spp. from coastal water of Northern China

    A total of ten marine yeast strains isolated from Bohai Sea, Northern China were identified to be members of three genera Rhodosporidium, Rhodotorula, and Cryptococcus. Two representative strains Rhodosporidium T...

    Qiuzhen Wang, Yan Cui, Biswarup Sen, Wenmeng Ma, Rose Lynn Zheng, Xianhua Liu and Guangyi Wang

    AMB Express 2017 7:30

    Published on: 1 February 2017

  20. Original article

    Carboxymethyl cellulase production optimization from newly isolated thermophilic Bacillus subtilis K-18 for saccharification using response surface methodology

    In this study, a novel thermophilic strain was isolated from soil and used for cellulase production in submerged fermentation using potato peel as sole carbon source. The bacterium was identified by 16S rRNA g...

    Muhammad Irfan, Qudsia Mushtaq, Fouzia Tabssum, Hafiz Abdullah Shakir and Javed Iqbal Qazi

    AMB Express 2017 7:29

    Published on: 31 January 2017

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