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  1. Original article

    Engineering S. equi subsp. zooepidemicus towards concurrent production of hyaluronic acid and chondroitin biopolymers of biomedical interest

    Glycosaminoglycans, such as hyaluronic acid and chondroitin sulphate, are not only more and more required as main ingredients in cosmeceutical and nutraceutical preparations, but also as active principles in m...

    Donatella Cimini, Ileana Dello Iacono, Elisabetta Carlino, Rosario Finamore, Odile F. Restaino, Paola Diana, Emiliano Bedini and Chiara Schiraldi

    AMB Express 2017 7:61

    Published on: 14 March 2017

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    Quorum sensing of microalgae associated marine Ponticoccus sp. PD-2 and its algicidal function regulation

    Quorum sensing (QS) systems play important roles in regulating many physiological functions of microorganisms, such as biofilm formation, bioluminescence, and antibiotic production. One marine algicidal bacter...

    Wendan Chi, Li Zheng, Changfei He, Bin Han, Minggang Zheng, Wei Gao, Chengjun Sun, Gefei Zhou and Xiangxing Gao

    AMB Express 2017 7:59

    Published on: 9 March 2017

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    Comparison of traditional field retting and Phlebia radiata Cel 26 retting of hemp fibres for fibre-reinforced composites

    Classical field retting and controlled fungal retting of hemp using Phlebia radiata Cel 26 (a mutant with low cellulose degrading ability) were compared with pure pectinase treatment with regard to mechanical pro...

    Ming Liu, Marcel T. Ale, Bartłomiej Kołaczkowski, Dinesh Fernando, Geoffrey Daniel, Anne S. Meyer and Anders Thygesen

    AMB Express 2017 7:58

    Published on: 9 March 2017

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    Effect of sugarcane fiber digestibility, conservation method and concentrate level on the ruminal ecosystem of beef cattle

    The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of sugarcane neutral detergent fiber digestibility (NDFD), conservation method, and concentrate level on the ruminal microbial population of steers. Eight r...

    Johnny Maciel de Souza, Dannylo Oliveira de Sousa, Bruno Souza de Mesquita, Lígia Garcia Mesquita and Luis Felipe Prada Silva

    AMB Express 2017 7:55

    Published on: 6 March 2017

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    Extraction and identification of bioactive compounds (eicosane and dibutyl phthalate) produced by Streptomyces strain KX852460 for the biological control of Rhizoctonia solani AG-3 strain KX852461 to control target spot disease in tobacco leaf

    Streptomyces strain KX852460 having antifungal activity against Rhizoctonia solani AG-3 KX852461 that is the causal agent of target spot disease in tobacco leaf. The aim of the study was ...

    Taswar Ahsan, Jianguang Chen, Xiuxiang Zhao, Muhammad Irfan and Yuanhua Wu

    AMB Express 2017 7:54

    Published on: 3 March 2017

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    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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    Designing novel construction for cell surface display of protein E on Escherichia coli using non-classical pathway based on Lpp-OmpA

    Today, transference of recombinant protein on the outer surface of bacteria is deemed as a valuable process for various applications in biotechnology including preparation of vaccines. In this study, Lpp-OmpA ...

    Meisam Jeiranikhameneh, Mohamad Reza Razavi, Shiva Irani, Seyed Davar Siadat and Mana Oloomi

    AMB Express 2017 7:53

    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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