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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813686/genetic-and-functional-characterization-of-a-novel-gh10-endo-%C3%AE-1-4-xylanase-with-a-ricin-type-%C3%AE-trefoil-domain-like-domain-from-luteimicrobium-xylanilyticum-hy-24
#1
Do Young Kim, Sun Hwa Lee, Min Ji Lee, Han-Young Cho, Jong Suk Lee, Young Ha Rhee, Dong-Ha Shin, Kwang-Hee Son, Ho-Yong Park
The gene (1488-bp) encoding a novel GH10 endo-β-1,4-xylanase (XylM) consisting of an N-terminal catalytic GH10 domain and a C-terminal ricin-type β-trefoil lectin domain-like (RICIN) domain was identified from Luteimicrobium xylanilyticum HY-24. The GH10 domain of XylM was 72% identical to that of Micromonospora lupini endo-β-1,4-xylanase and the RICIN domain was 67% identical to that of Actinospica robiniae hypothetical protein. The recombinant enzyme (rXylM: 49kDa) exhibited maximum activity toward beechwood xylan at 65°C and pH 6...
August 13, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813685/purification-and-characterization-of-two-novel-peroxidases-from-the-dye-decolorizing-fungus-bjerkandera-adusta-strain-cx-9
#2
Khelifa Bouacem, Hatem Rekik, Nadia Zaraî Jaouadi, Bilal Zenati, Sidali Kourdali, Mohamed El Hattab, Abdelmalek Badis, Rachid Annane, Samir Bejar, Hocine Hacene, Amel Bouanane-Darenfed, Bassem Jaouadi
Two extracellular peroxidases from Bjerkandera adusta strain CX-9, namely a lignin peroxidase (called LiP BA45) and manganese peroxidase (called MnP BA30), were purified simultaneously by applying successively, ammonium sulfate precipitation-dialysis, Mono-S Sepharose anion-exchange and Sephacryl S-200 gel filtration and biochemically characterized. The sequence of their NH2-terminal amino acid residues showed high homology with those of fungi peroxidases. MALDI-TOF/MS analysis revealed that the purified enzymes MnP BA30 and LiP BA45 were a monomers with a molecular masses 30125...
August 13, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813684/mimicking-mechanical-response-of-natural-tissues-strain-hardening-induced-by-transient-reticulation-in-lactose-modified-chitosan-chitlac
#3
Michela Cok, Pasquale Sacco, Davide Porrelli, Andrea Travan, Massimiliano Borgogna, Eleonora Marsich, Sergio Paoletti, Ivan Donati
The effect of transient cross-links has been explored on a lactose-modified chitosan, which previously had shown interesting biological features. The presence of galactose side chains and of the polyol spacer resulted particularly appealing for the reticulation by borate ions. The interaction between chitlac and borax was investigated by means of (11)B-NMR while rheology pointed to a marked non-linear behavior depending on the amount of borax added to the system. The presence of limited amount of cross-linking ion led to dilatant behavior when the steady flow curve was measured...
August 13, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811208/macromolecular-crowding-induces-molten-globule-state-in-the-native-myoglobin-at-physiological-ph
#4
Khalida Nasreen, Shahzaib Ahamad, Faizan Ahmad, Md Imtaiyaz Hassan, Asimul Islam
Here, we report the formation of molten globule state of the native myoglobin in crowded environment. We have used Soret absorption spectroscopy and far-UV circular dichroism to monitor changes in tertiary and secondary structures of myoglobin, respectively. Our results reveal that in the presence of ficoll 70, the secondary structure of myoglobin remains unchanged while tertiary structure is lost significantly. 1-anilinonaphthalene-8-sulfonate binding experiments showed that myoglobin in the presence of various concentrations of ficoll 70, has newly exposed hydrophobic surfaces...
August 12, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811207/anion-%C3%AF-interactions-in-active-centers-of-superoxide-dismutases
#5
Vesna R Ribić, Srđan Đ Stojanović, Mario V Zlatović
We investigated 1060 possible anion-π interactions in a data set of 41 superoxide dismutase active centers. Our observations indicate that majority of the aromatic residues are capable to form anion-π interactions, mainly by long-range contacts, and that there is preference of Trp over other aromatic residues in these interactions. Furthermore, 68% of total predicted interactions in the dataset are multiple anion-π interactions. Anion-π interactions are distance and orientation dependent. We analyzed the energy contribution resulting from anion-π interactions using ab initio calculations...
August 12, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811206/production-and-physicochemical-properties-of-carboxymethyl-cellulose-films-enriched-with-spent-coffee-grounds-polysaccharides
#6
Lina F Ballesteros, Miguel A Cerqueira, José A Teixeira, Solange I Mussatto
Extracts rich in polysaccharides were obtained by alkali pretreatment (PA) or autohydrolysis (PB) of spent coffee grounds, and incorporated into a carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC)-based film aiming at the development of bio-based films with new functionalities. Different concentrations of PA or PB (up to 0.20% w/v) were added to the CMC-based film and the physicochemical properties of the final films were determined. Scanning electronic microscopy, Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, thermogravimetric analysis, as well as determinations of optical and mechanical properties, moisture content, solubility, water vapor permeability, contact angle and sorption isotherms were performed...
August 12, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811205/extraction-and-characterization-of-acid-soluble-and-pepsin-soluble-collagen-from-skin-of-loach-misgurnus-anguillicaudatus
#7
Jing Wang, Xinli Pei, Haiying Liu, Dan Zhou
Acid-soluble collagen (ASC) and pepsin-soluble collagen (PSC) were extracted from loach skin. The yields of ASC and PSC were 22.42% and 27.32%, respectively. Sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide-gel electrophoresis and peptide mass fingerprint analysis revealed that loach skin contained type I collagen. There were 212 imino acids/1000 residues in ASC and 193 imino acids/1,000 residues in PSC. Fourier transform infrared spectrometry analysis, UV measurements and circular dichroism confirmed that loach skin collagen had a triple helical structure...
August 12, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811204/heterologous-expression-and-biochemical-characterization-of-a-novel-thermostable-sclerotinia-sclerotiorum-gh45-endoglucanase-in-pichia-pastoris
#8
Haifa Chahed, Mohamed Boumaiza, Aymen Ezzine, M Nejib Marzouki
Enzymatic saccharification of lignocellulosic biomass has been widely studied. Mainly endoglucanases were found to be a prerequisite for the quick initial biomass liquefaction. In the present study, Pichia pastoris was used as a host for the heterologous expression of a Sclerotinia sclerotiorum GH45 endoglucanase, Endo2. The recombinant plasmid pPICZαA was used to transform Pichia pastoris. Pichia culture supernatants expressing the recombinant Endo2 (rEndo2) were used for the purification and biochemical characterization of this enzyme...
August 12, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811203/bpn-a-marine-derived-ptp1b-inhibitor-activates-insulin-signaling-and-improves-insulin-resistance-in-c2c12-myotubes
#9
Qi Xu, Jiao Luo, Ning Wu, Renshuai Zhang, Dayong Shi
Insulin resistance is a key feature of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and is characterized by defects in insulin signaling. Protein tyrosine phosphatase 1B (PTP1B) is a major negative regulator of insulin signaling cascade and has attracted intensive investigation in recent T2DM therapy study. BPN, a marine-derived bromophenol compound, was isolated from the red alga Rhodomela confervoides. This study investigated the effects of BPN on the insulin signaling pathway in insulin-resistant C2C12 myotubes by inhibiting PTP1B...
August 12, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811202/aggregation-of-zein-in-aqueous-ethanol-dispersions-effect-on-cast-film-properties
#10
Lorina Bisharat, Alberto Berardi, Diego Romano Perinelli, Giulia Bonacucina, Luca Casettari, Marco Cespi, Hatim S AlKhatib, Giovanni F Palmieri
In this study, we evaluate the influence of zein aggregation in aqueous ethanol dispersions on the properties of zein films. The effects of zein concentration, ethanol content and temperature on transmittance of zein dispersions were investigated. Dynamic light scattering was used to measure the degree of zein aggregation in the dispersions. The results indicate that particle size of zein increased with higher zein concentration, lower ethanol level and at lower temperatures. Zein films were prepared by casting from 70% and 90% aqueous ethanol dispersions at different drying temperatures and were evaluated for appearance, thermomechanical and mechanical properties...
August 12, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807691/size-optimization-and-in-vitro-biocompatibility-studies-of-chitosan-nanoparticles
#11
Thandapani Gomathi, P Supriya Prasad, P N Sudha, Sukumaran Anil
Chitosan (CS), an amino polysaccharide has fascinating scientific applications due to its many flexible properties. The advantages of Chitosan tend to increase when it was modified. Thus, in the present research work, to improve the properties of chitosan, it was converted into chitosan nanoparticles (CS-NPs) through the ionic gelation method using sodium tripoyphosphate (TPP) and sodium hexametaphosphate (SHMP) as a crosslinker. The size optimization was done by varying the parameters such as crosslinker concentration, agitation method and rate, agitation time, temperature and drying method...
August 11, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807690/synergistic-effect-of-quercetin-and-ph-responsive-deae-chitosan-carriers-as-drug-delivery-system-for-breast-cancer-treatment
#12
Rafael de Oliveira Pedro, Francisco M Goycoolea, Susana Pereira, Carla C Schmitt, Miguel G Neumann
Amphiphilic chitosans, which may self-assemble in aqueous solution to form nanoaggregates with different conformations depending to the environmental pH, can be used as drug transport and delivery agents, when the target pH differs from the delivery medium pH. In this study, quercetin, a bioactive flavonoid, was encapsulated in a pH-responsive system based on amphiphilic chitosan. The hydrophilic reagent 2-chloro-N,N-diethylethylamine hydrochloride (DEAE), also known to inhibit the proliferation of cancer cells, was used as a grafting agent...
August 11, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807689/effects-of-polysaccharides-from-abalone-viscera-haliotis-discus-hannai-ino-on-mgc-803cells-proliferation
#13
Rui-Juan Zhang, Yan Shi, Jing Zheng, Xiao-Mei Mao, Zhi-Yu Liu, Qing-Xi Chen, Qin Wang
The polysaccharides (AVP) was obtained from abalone (Haliotis discus hannai Ino) viscera, using the alkaline protease to enzymolysis, sevage method and repeated freezing and thawing method to remove protein and hydrogen peroxide method to depigment. The total sugar content was 46.27±1.5% and uronic acid, sulfate radical, hexosamine and protein contents were 17.44±0.22%, 16.98±0.15%, 0.65±0.02% and 1.64±0.13% in AVP respectively. The main monosaccharide compositions of AVP were D-galactose, D-xylose, D-mannose, D-glucose and D-glucuronic acid...
August 11, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807688/hypochlorous-acid-induced-structural-and-conformational-modifications-in-human-dna-a-multi-spectroscopic-study
#14
Irfan Qadir Tantry, Sana Waris, Safia Habib, Rizwan Hasan Khan, Riaz Mahmood, Asif Ali
Hypochlorous acid (HOCl) is generated by activated phagocytes at the site of inflammation. Exposure of DNA to HOCl results in base and nucleotide modifications causing DNA damage, which is one of the leading causes of various pathological conditions including carcinogenesis. In the present work, various biophysical techniques were used to study HOCl induced structural and conformational changes in human placental DNA. The HOCl modified DNA showed hyperchromicity, reduced fluorescence and decrease in melting temperature...
August 11, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807687/influence-of-tween-80-on-the-production-and-structure-of-water-insoluble-curdlan-from-agrobacterium-sp
#15
Ying Liang, Li Zhu, Minjie Gao, Zhiyong Zheng, Jianrong Wu, Xiaobei Zhan
In order to explore the mechanism by which Tween-80 enhances the production of curdlan produced by Agrobacterium sp., the effects of Tween-80 on the production and structure of curdlan and Agrobacterium sp. were evaluated. Maximum curdlan production (51.94g/L) was achieved when 16g/L Tween-80 was added at the beginning of the cell growth stage. The addition of Tween-80 at higher concentration inhibited cell growth. However, the addition of 16g/L Tween-80 enhanced the production of curdlan with a looser ultrastructure, significantly weakened the envelopment of curdlan on Agrobacterium sp...
August 11, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807686/adsorption-of-zn-ii-ions-by-chitosan-coated-diatomaceous-earth
#16
Suhaib S Salih, Tushar K Ghosh
In this work, chitosan coated diatomaceous earth (CCDE) beads were synthesized by a drop-wise method and characterized by FTIR, BET, SEM, EDS, and zeta potential for Zn(II) ion removal from aqueous solution in batch and continuous processes. Several parameters have been studied such as solution-pH, initial Zn(II) ion concentration, temperature, flow rate, and contact time to investigate the Zn(II) ion uptake. The maximum adsorption capacity of Zn(II) ion onto CCDE beads was 127.4mg/g in batch studies. The adsorption followed Pseudo second order and was well fitted to Langmuir model, indicating monolayer adsorption behavior...
August 11, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803977/a-comparison-of-canthaxanthine-pickering-emulsions-stabilized-with-cellulose-nanocrystals-of-different-origins
#17
Sheida Hedjazi, Seyed Hadi Razavi
Cellulosic nanocrystals from different origins were made to stabilize the canthaxanthin (CTX) in pickering emulsion. Nanocrystals were obtained by hydrochloric acid hydrolysis. Dynamic light scattering (DLS) demonstrated that the length of solid particles were in the range of 112nm to 4000nm. AFM indicated the needle-like shape of the cotton cellulose nanocrystals (CCNs) and bacterial cellulose nanocrystals (BCNs) and also illustrated the thickness of the particles to be 6 and 7nm respectively. The crystallinity of both BCNs and CCNs was higher than the cellulose source they were isolated (CL: 75...
August 10, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803976/canavalia-bonariensis-lectin-molecular-bases-of-glycoconjugates-interaction-and-antiglioma-potential
#18
Benildo Sousa Cavada, Mayara Torquato Lima Silva, Vinicius Jose Silva Osterne, Vanir Reis Pinto-Junior, Ana Paula Machado do Nascimento, Ingrid Alessandra Victoria Wolin, Isabella Aparecida Heinrich, Clareane Avelino Simplicio Nobre, Cleane Gomes Moreira, Claudia Figueiredo Lossio, Cintia Renata Costa Rocha, Jorge Luiz Martins, Kyria Santiago Nascimento, Rodrigo Bainy Leal
CaBo is a mannose/glucose-specific lectin purified from seeds of Canavalia bonariensis. In the present work, we report the CaBo crystal structure determined to atomic resolution in the presence of X-man, a specific ligand. Similar to the structural characteristics of other legume lectins, CaBo presented the jellyroll motif, a metal binding site occupied by calcium and manganese ions close to the carbohydrate-recognition domain (CRD). In vitro test of CaBo cytotoxicity against glioma cells demonstrated its ability to decrease the cellular viability and migration by induction of autophagy and cell death...
August 10, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803975/effects-of-acid-hydrolysis-intensity-on-the-properties-of-starch-xanthan-mixtures
#19
Min Jiang, Yan Hong, Zhengbiao Gu, Li Cheng, Zhaofeng Li, Caiming Li
The effects of acid hydrolysis intensity on the physicochemical properties of starch/xanthan gum (XG) system were studied. Waxy corn starch (WCS) was subjected to different concentrations of hydrochloric acid, and crystallization and relative molecular weight analysis were performed. The results revealed that the starch granules became smaller during acid hydrolysis. X-ray diffraction pattern analysis showed that the crystal structure did not change with acid hydrolysis. Evaluation of the properties and digestibility of different acid-thinned starch/XG systems indicated that the viscosity of acid-thinned starch/XG decreased with increased acid hydrolysis intensity...
August 10, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803974/influence-of-amylose-content-and-oxidation-level-of-potato-starch-on-acetylation-granule-structure-and-radicals-formation
#20
Sławomir Pietrzyk, Teresa Fortuna, Lesław Juszczak, Dorota Gałkowska, Małgorzata Bączkowicz, Maria Łabanowska, Magdalena Kurdziel
This study was aimed at determining the effect of the amylose content of starch and oxidation level of potato starch on the structure of starch granules, and susceptibility to chemical modification (acetylation) and subsequent generation of radicals. Potato starch and waxy potato starch were oxidised with sodium hypochlorite applied in doses corresponding to 10, 20, and 30gCl/kg starch, and then acetylated with acetic acid anhydride. The carboxyl, carbonyl, acetyl groups were determined in modified starches...
August 10, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
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