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  1. Lactobacillus rhamnosus p75 protein with peptidoglycan hydrolase (PGH) activity is one of the key molecules exhibiting anti-apoptotic and cell-protective activity for human intestinal epithelial cells. In this st...

    Authors: Soo Ji Kang, Ji Su Jun, Jeong A Moon and Kwang Won Hong

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:139

    Content type: Original article

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  2. Quorum quenching (QQ) blocks bacterial cell-to-cell communication (i.e., quorum sensing), and is a promising antipathogenic strategy to control bacterial infection via inhibition of virulence factor expression...

    Authors: Rui Xia, Yalin Yang, Xingliang Pan, Chenchen Gao, Yuanyuan Yao, Xuewei Liu, Tsegay Teame, Fengli Zhang, Juan Hu, Chao Ran, Zhen Zhang, Jihong Liu-Clarke and Zhigang Zhou

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:138

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  3. Antroquinonol (AQ) has several remarkable bioactivities in acute myeloid leukaemia and pancreatic cancer, but difficulties in the mass production of AQ hamper its applications. Currently, molecular biotechnolo...

    Authors: Xiaofeng Liu, Yongjun Xia, Yao Zhang, Caiyun Yang, Zhiqiang Xiong, Xin Song and Lianzhong Ai

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:136

    Content type: Original article

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  4. Powdery mildew and downy mildew are two devastating diseases on cucumber and other cucurbit crops caused by Podosphaera xanthii and Pseudoperonospora cubensis, respectively. Identification and detection of these ...

    Authors: Kishore Babu Bandamaravuri, Ashish K. Nayak, Anu Sharma Bandamaravuri and Abdul Samad

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:135

    Content type: Original article

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  5. MicroRNAs (miRs) have shown tremendous potential to act as therapeutic targets for cancer treatment. In this context, the present study was designed to investigate the potential of miR-143 in the treatment of...

    Authors: Yiqun Du, Jian Zhang, Yanchun Meng, Mingzhu Huang, Wangjun Yan and Zhiqiang Wu

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:134

    Content type: Original article

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  6. Diagnostic testing for M. tuberculosis infection has advanced with QuantiFERON and GeneXpert, but simple cost-effective alternatives for widespread TB screening has remained elusive and purified protein derivativ...

    Authors: Roberto Badaro, Bruna. A. S. Machado, Malcolm S. Duthie, C. A. Araujo-Neto, D. Pedral-Sampaio, Maria Nakatani and Steven G. Reed

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:133

    Content type: Original article

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  7. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) are a popular candidate in cellular therapy for many diseases. MSCs are well known by their feature of self-renewal and their differentiation potential. NESTIN is a cytoskeletal pr...

    Authors: Yuncheng Liu, Feidi Xiao, Xiang Hu, Zan Tang, Zeqin Fu, Xiao Liang, Guifang Zeng, Weijie Zeng, Yan Liao, Yuan Ren, Zhiyu Liu, Hao Peng, Qiuhong Mei and Muyun Liu

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:132

    Content type: Original article

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  8. From the emerging studies, the more diverse the microbial population in the gut, the healthier the gut. Health benefits are associated with the functional characteristics of these diverse microbial genes. Extr...

    Authors: Ousman Bajinka, Yurong Tan, Khalid A. Abdelhalim, Güven Özdemir and Xiangjie Qiu

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:130

    Content type: Mini-Review

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  9. Single-chain variable fragments (scFvs) have gained increased attention among researchers in both academic and industrial fields owing to simple production in E. coli. The E. coli periplasm has been the site of c...

    Authors: Elham Ghamghami, Marjan Abri Aghdam, Mohammad Reza Tohidkia, Asadollah Ahmadikhah, Morteza Khanmohammadi, Tayebeh Mehdipour, Ahad Mokhtarzadeh and Behzad Baradaran

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:129

    Content type: Original article

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  10. Cyclophosphamide (CPA) represents a widely used anti-cancer prodrug that is converted by liver cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzymes into the primary metabolite 4-hydroxycyclophosphamide (4-OH-CPA), followed by non-en...

    Authors: Susanne Steinbrecht, Jan Kiebist, Rosalie König, Markus Thiessen, Kai-Uwe Schmidtke, Sarah Kammerer, Jan-Heiner Küpper and Katrin Scheibner

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:128

    Content type: Original article

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  11. Acanthamoeba castellanii can cause granulomatous amoebic encephalitis and Acanthamoeba keratitis. Currently, no single drug has been developed to effectively treat infections caused by Acanthamoeba. Recent studie...

    Authors: Sumayah Abdelnasir, Ayaz Anwar, Muhammad Kawish, Areeba Anwar, Muhammad Raza Shah, Ruqaiyyah Siddiqui and Naveed Ahmed Khan

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:127

    Content type: Original article

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  12. Xanthones are an important class of natural compounds bearing huge bioactivity profiles. Garcinone-E is one among most active xanthones showing potential anticancer activity against various human cancer cell l...

    Authors: Linli Yang, Zhen Xu and Wuliang Wang

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:126

    Content type: Original article

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  13. The present research aimed at evaluating the protective role of betalain on the in vitro glaucoma model using PC12 neuronal cells. The cultured neuronal cells in a customized pressurized chamber were analyzed ...

    Authors: Jiadi Wang, Dandan Zhang, Conghong Cao and Jing Yao

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:125

    Content type: Original article

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  14. Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are a group of high-risk synthetic substances for human and environmental health. Currently, the study of sites contaminated by the...

    Authors: Adalberto Zenteno-Rojas, Esperanza Martínez-Romero, Daniel Castañeda-Valbuena, Clara Ivette Rincón-Molina, Víctor Manuel Ruíz-Valdiviezo, Rocío Meza-Gordillo, Juan José Villalobos-Maldonado, Miguel Ángel Vences-Guzmán and Reiner Rincón-Rosales

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:124

    Content type: Original article

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  15. Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae (A. pleuropneumoniae/APP) is the pathogen that causes porcine contagious pleuropneumonia. Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae is divided into 18 serovars, and the cross protection effi...

    Authors: Jiameng Xiao, Jianfang Liu, Chuntong Bao, Rining Zhu, Jingmin Gu, Changjiang Sun, Xin Feng, Chongtao Du, Wenyu Han, Yang Li and Liancheng Lei

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:123

    Content type: Original article

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  16. The giant mottled eel is a species with high commercial value so overfishing, river management, and water pollution have negatively affected its movement and population numbers. Anguilla marmorata (eel) was liste...

    Authors: Kieu Thi Huyen and Nguyen Quang Linh

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:122

    Content type: Original article

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  17. Porcine pleuropneumonia caused by Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae (APP) is a swine respiratory disease with an important impact around the world either as a single infection or part of the porcine respiratory dis...

    Authors: Rining Zhu, Chuntong Bao, Baijun Liu, Jiameng Xiao, Changjiang Sun, Xin Feng, P. R. Langford, Yang Li and Liancheng Lei

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:121

    Content type: Original article

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  18. Enterococcus faecalis is one of the bacterial species most frequently isolated from persistent endodontic and apical periodontal infections. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the synergistic antibacter...

    Authors: Daniel Grenier, Eve Marcoux, Jabrane Azelmat, Amel Ben Lagha and Philippe Gauthier

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:120

    Content type: Original article

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  19. Sulforaphane (SFN) is a kind of natural isothiocyanate, which exists in cruciferous plants. Only few studies were about the anti-inflammatory effects of sulforaphane in ulcerative colitis. In this study, our p...

    Authors: Yan Zhang, Luxuan Tan, Chao Li, Han Wu, Dan Ran and Zhenyu Zhang

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:119

    Content type: Original article

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  20. Herbicides are important tools for weed control in modern agriculture. In the search for potential herbicidal natural products from fungal species, harzianum A and B were identified from the biofertilizer fung...

    Authors: Miaomiao Yin, Opemipo Esther Fasoyin, Chen Wang, Qun Yue, Yunyun Zhang, Baoqing Dun, Yuquan Xu and Liwen Zhang

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:118

    Content type: Original article

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  21. The fungal kingdom has been widely studied as a source of bioactive compounds of interest to the pharmaceutical and food industry. This paper studies the production of natural red pigments by Fusarium solani BRM0...

    Authors: Bruna S. Menezes, Lucas S. Solidade, Aparecido A. Conceição, Manoel N. Santos Junior, Patrícia L. Leal, Edy S. de Brito, Kirley M. Canuto, Simone Mendonça, Félix G. de Siqueira and Lucas M. Marques

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:117

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  22. Thelohanellus kitauei, is a member of obligate parasitic myxozoans, which causes intestinal giant-cystic disease of common carp (Cyprinus carpio) and has resulted in significant economic losses in carp farms. Cys...

    Authors: Fengli Zhang, Yalin Yang, Chenchen Gao, Yuanyuan Yao, Rui Xia, Juan Hu, Chao Ran, Zhen Zhang and Zhigang Zhou

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:116

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  23. Improving the predication efficiency of porcine production performance at early stage will contribute to reducing the breeding and production costs. The intestinal microbiota had received plenty of attention i...

    Authors: Jinglei Si, Lingli Feng, Jiuyu Gao, Ye Huang, Guangjie Zhang, Jiayuan Mo, Siran Zhu, Wenjing Qi, Jing Liang and Ganqiu Lan

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:115

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  24. A bovine colostrum fraction (BCF) was recently shown to enhance the adherence of several commensal organisms to intestinal epithelial cells through modulating the epithelial cell surface. In this study, the ma...

    Authors: Sinead T. Morrin, Geoffrey McCarthy, Deirdre Kennedy, Mariarosaria Marotta, Jane A. Irwin and Rita M. Hickey

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:114

    Content type: Original article

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  25. Spinal cord injury (SCI) is involved with abnormal expression of miRNAs (miRs) which are responsible for some IIry injury responses which include apoptosis, inflammation and oxidative stress. Mechanisms involving...

    Authors: Yan An, Jianing Li, Qiang Yuan and Mingxing Fan

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:113

    Content type: Original article

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  26. Green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii has gained interest as a sustainable resource because it can be easily grown using CO2 as a carbon source owing to its high CO2 assimilating activity. Although the robustness ...

    Authors: Akihito Nakanishi, Kohei Iritani, Yuri Sakihama, Nanami Ozawa, Ayano Mochizuki and Marina Watanabe

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:112

    Content type: Original article

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  27. The use of metal complexes to reduce or inhibit virulence factors of Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a promising strategy for the management and control of infections caused by this multidrug-resistant pathogen. The pr...

    Authors: Mina Gholami, Habib Zeighami, Rahman Bikas, Azam Heidari, Farzaneh Rafiee and Fakhri Haghi

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:111

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  28. Rhodomyrtone has been recently demonstrated to possess a novel antibiotic mechanism of action against Gram-positive bacteria which involved the multiple targets, resulting in the interference of several bacter...

    Authors: Apichaya Traithan, Pongsri Tongtawe, Jeeraphong Thanongsaksrikul, Supayang Voravuthikunchai and Potjanee Srimanote

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:110

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  29. Shrimp production is the second ranked of the most-traded production in these decades and the whiteleg shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei is the sixth most cultured species. Probiotics are alternative strategy for the p...

    Authors: Ruixuan Wang, Zihan Guo, Yapeng Tang, Jiawei Kuang, Yafei Duan, Heizhao Lin, Shigui Jiang, Hu Shu and Jianhua Huang

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:109

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  30. As important plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria, phosphate-solubilizing bacteria (PSB) fix nitrogen, dissolve potassium, promote growth, improve the soil micro-environment, and enhance soil fertility. A high...

    Authors: Yu-Qing Liu, Ya-Hui Wang, Wei-Liang Kong, Wan-Hui Liu, Xing-Li Xie and Xiao-Qin Wu

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:108

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  31. Trastuzumab emtansine (T-DM1), an antibody–drug conjugate (ADC) of trastuzumab and cytotoxic agent emtansine (DM1), has been approved for the therapy of metastatic HER2-positive breast cancer after prior treat...

    Authors: Peipei Liu, Jiajun Fan, Ziyu Wang, Wenjing Zai, Ping Song, Yongping Li and Dianwen Ju

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:107

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  32. Deltamethrin and its major metabolite 3‐phenoxybenzoic acid (3‐PBA) have caused serious threat to the environment as well as human health, yet little is known about their degradation pathways by bacterial co-c...

    Authors: Jie Tang, Qiong Hu, Dan Lei, Min Wu, Chaoyi Zeng and Qing Zhang

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:106

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  33. Ophiocordyceps sinensis has been used as a traditional medicine or healthy food in China for thousands of years. Hirsutella sinensis was reported as the only correct anamorph of O. sinensis. It is reported that t...

    Authors: Li-Qun Jin, Zhe-Wen Xu, Bo Zhang, Ming Yi, Chun-Yue Weng, Shan Lin, Hui Wu, Xiang-Tian Qin, Feng Xu, Yi Teng, Shui-Jin Yuan, Zhi-Qiang Liu and Yu-Guo Zheng

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:105

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  34. Maslinic acid is an active member of pentacyclic triterpenes predominantly found in dietary plants including hawthorn berries and olive fruit skins. It has been reported to show immense pharmacological and bio...

    Authors: Yusheng Liu, Hongting Lu, Qian Dong, Xiwei Hao and Lingyan Qiao

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:104

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  35. Streptococcus suis, a major emerging pathogen in swine and humans, expresses immunoglobulin G (IgG)-binding proteins (IBPs), which contribute to the ability of organism to evasion of host immune system. The objec...

    Authors: Quan Li, Yang Fu, Genglin Guo, Zhuohao Wang and Wei Zhang

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:103

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  36. Biogas plants are a widespread renewable energy technology. However, the use of digestate for agronomic purposes has often been a matter of concern. It is controversial whether biogas plants might harbor some ...

    Authors: Alessandra Fontana, Mariangela Soldano, Paolo Bellassi, Claudio Fabbri, Francesco Gallucci, Lorenzo Morelli and Fabrizio Cappa

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:102

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  37. Both steatosis and inflammation are key pathological events in the progression of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Probiotics are beneficial for the prevention and treatment of NAFLD. Bifidobacterium an...

    Authors: Yan Yan, Chunyan Liu, Shimin Zhao, Xinxu Wang, Jinling Wang, Heping Zhang, Yuzhen Wang and Guofen Zhao

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:101

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  38. During cheese ripening, the bacterial strain Pediococcus acidilactici FAM18098 produces the non-proteinogenic amino acid, α-aminobutyrate (AABA). The metabolic processes that lead to the biosynthesis of this comp...

    Authors: Alexander Wenger, Remo S. Schmidt, Reto Portmann, Alexandra Roetschi, Elisabeth Eugster, Laure Weisskopf and Stefan Irmler

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:100

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  39. The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence, antibiotic resistance and certain virulence genes of the most predominant bacterial pathogens causing BRD. A total of 225 calves; 55 apparently heal...

    Authors: Abdelazeem M. Algammal, Mahmoud E. El-Sayed, Fatma M. Youssef, Shefaa A. Saad, Mahmoud M. Elhaig, Gaber E. Batiha, Wael N. Hozzein and Madeha O. I. Ghobashy

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:99

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  40. H9N2 avian influenza virus has spread worldwide, and vaccination with an inactivated virus is currently the major prevention method in China. To further understand the effect of the selection pressure from ant...

    Authors: Hailong Su, Yu Zhao, Lirong Zheng, Shifeng Wang, Huoying Shi and Xiufan Liu

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:98

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  41. The clustering of biosynthetic enzymes is used in nature to channel reaction products and increase the yield of compounds produced by multiple reaction steps. The coupling of multiple enzymes has been shown to...

    Authors: Tina Fink, Bojana Stevović, René Verwaal, Johannes A. Roubos, Rok Gaber, Mojca Benčina, Roman Jerala and Helena Gradišar

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:97

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  42. Despite the threat of Fusarium dieback posed due to ambrosia fungi cultured by ambrosia beetles such as Euwallacea spp., the wood-degradation mechanisms utilized by ambrosia fungi are not fully understood. In thi...

    Authors: Kiyota Sakai, Aya Yamaguchi, Seitaro Tsutsumi, Yuto Kawai, Sho Tsuzuki, Hiromitsu Suzuki, Sadanari Jindou, Yoshihito Suzuki, Hisashi Kajimura, Masashi Kato and Motoyuki Shimizu

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:96

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  43. Infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV) is the etiological agent of an immunosuppressive and highly contagious disease that affects young birds, thus causing important economic losses in the poultry industry. M...

    Authors: Evangelina Gómez, María Florencia Cassani, María Soledad Lucero, Viviana Parreño, Silvina Chimeno Zoth and Analía Berinstein

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:95

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  44. Recent cell culture media for mammalian cells can be abundantly formulated with nutrients supporting production, but such media can be limited to use in host cell culture, transfection, cell cloning, and cell ...

    Authors: Yong Jae Kim, Sang Kyul Han, Seongtae Yoon and Chan Wha Kim

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:93

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  45. Lactobacillus casei f1, L. paracasei f2 and L. paracasei f3 with lipolytic activity were isolated and identified from vinasses according to the morphological–physiological properties detection and 16S rDNA analys...

    Authors: Chengran Guan, Zhiqiang Tao, Li Wang, Ruifeng Zhao, Xuan Chen, Xinyuan Huang, Jianbo Su, Zhen Lu, Xia Chen and Ruixia Gu

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:91

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  46. Lectins are carbohydrate-binding proteins that play vital roles in many biological processes. In this study, lectins from three Egyptian cultivars (fava bean, lentil, and pea) were isolated by precipitation wi...

    Authors: Magda M. El-Araby, Einas H. El-Shatoury, Mervat M. Soliman and Hanan F. Shaaban

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:90

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