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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108407/purification-and-characterization-of-an-extracellular-ribonuclease-from-a-bacillus-sp-rns3-kx966412
#1
Gupta Shruti, Singh Sukhdev, Kanwar Shamsher Singh
Ribonucleases (RNases) catalyze the degradation of ribonucleic acid (RNA) into smaller nucleotides. RNases display angiogenic, neurotoxic, antitumor and immunosuppressive properties. In the present study, an extracellular RNase was successfully purified to homogeneity from a Bacillus sp. RNS3 (KX966412) by salting out at 0-50% ammonium sulphate saturation followed by the gel permeation (Sephadex G-100) chromatography. The multistep purification resulted in 10.4 fold purification of RNase with a yield of 3.12%...
January 19, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109816/preparation-of-magnetic-graphene-oxide-ferrite-nanocomposites-for-oxidative-decomposition-of-remazol-black-b
#2
Shabnam Sheshmani, Behnaz Falahat, Farrokh Roya Nikmaram
A solvothermal synthesis method was used to prepare graphene oxide (GO) supported ferrite (MFe2O4, M=Fe, Co and Ni) nanocomposites. Subsequently, the application of MFe2O4 nanocomposites as adsorbent for Remazol Black B (RBB) removal was investigated. The nanocomposites were characterized by X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared spectra (FT-IR), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS), and vibrating sample magnetometer. It was shown that dispersed MFe2O4 microspheres with uniform size (20-30nm) were homogeneously deposited on GO nanosheets...
January 18, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109815/a-novel-biocompatible-drug-delivery-system-of-chitosan-temozolomide-nanoparticles-loaded-pcl-pu-nanofibers-for-sustained-delivery-of-temozolomide
#3
Mohammad Irani, Gity Mir Mohamad Sadeghi, Ismaeil Haririan
In the present study, the anticancer drug temozolomide (TMZ) was initially loaded into the chitosan (CS) nanoparticles and synthesized CS/TMZ nanoparticles were incorporated into the synthesized poly (ε-caprolactone diol) based polyurethane (PCL-Diol-b-PU) nanofibers. The synthesized nanoparticles and nanofibers were characterized using dynamic light scattering, transmission electron microscopy, X-ray powder diffraction and scanning electron microscopy. The obtained results revealed that the CS/TMZ nanoparticles were successfully embedded into the PCL-Diol-b-PU nanofibers...
January 18, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109814/carboxymethyl-sesbania-gum-synthesis-characterization-and-evaluation-for-drug-delivery
#4
Shakuntla Verma, Munish Ahuja
In the present study, carboxymethyl Sesbania gum was synthesized and evaluated for drug delivery. Carboxymethylation was carried out by reacting with monochloroacetic acid under alkaline conditions. Modification of the gum was confirmed by Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy. The degree of carboxymethyl substitution was determined to be 1.3. Carboxymethylation improved the flow properties, increased the degree of crystallinity and changed the compression behaviour from elastic to plastic. Further, the interaction between the modified gum and Ca(2+)-ions was optimized employing a 3-factor, 3-level central composite experimental design to prepare mucoadhesive sustained release beads using metformin hydrochloride as the model drug...
January 18, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109813/amyloid-like-aggregates-formation-by-blood-plasma-fibronectin
#5
Rümeyza Bascetin, Khadija Admane, Rémy Agniel, Thomas Boudou, Tristan Doussineau, Rodolphe Antoine, Olivier Gallet, Johanne Leroy-Dudal, Charlotte Vendrely
Fibronectin (FN) is a multifunctional glycoprotein of the extracellular matrix (ECM) playing critical roles in physiological and pathological cell processes like adhesion, migration, growth, and differentiation. These various functions of FN are modulated by its supramolecular state. Indeed, FN can polymerize into different types of assemblies like fibrils and aggregates. However, the mechanism of polymerization and the effects of such assemblies on cell behaviors still remain to be elucidated. Here we show that upon irreversible thermal denaturation, human blood plasma fibronectin forms high molecular weight aggregates...
January 18, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109812/chitosan-as-a-vehicle-for-growth-factor-delivery-various-preparations-and-their-applications-in-bone-tissue-regeneration
#6
REVIEW
Jayachandran Venkatesan, Sukumaran Anil, Se-Kwon Kim, Min Suk Shim
The replacement of conventional autografts and allografts by bone fragments constructed from alternate materials, cells, and molecules (growth factors, drugs, etc.) is an exciting prospect in the field of bone tissue engineering. Bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2) is a growth factor that has been extensively studied from this point of view. This review analyzes the relevance of chitosan and its derivatives and composites with various materials such as ceramics, heparin, silica, stem cells, titanium implants, etc...
January 18, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109811/production-and-characterization-of-bacterial-cellulose-membranes-with-hyaluronic-acid-from-chicken-comb
#7
Sabrina Alves de Oliveira, Bruno Campos da Silva, Izabel Cristina Riegel-Vidotti, Alexandre Urbano, Paula Cristina de Sousa Faria-Tischer, Cesar Augusto Tischer
The bacterial cellulose (BC), from Gluconacetobacter hansenii, is a biofilm with a high degree of crystallinity that can be used for therapeutic purposes and as a candidate for healing wounds. Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a constitutive polysaccharide found in the extracellular matrix and is a material used in tissue engineering and scaffolding for tissue regeneration. In this study, polymeric composites were produced in presence of hyaluronic acid isolated from chicken comb on different days of fermentation, specifically on the first (BCHA-SABT0) and third day (BCHA-SABT3) of fermentation...
January 18, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109810/thermal-mechanical-and-physical-properties-of-seaweed-sugar-palm-fibre-reinforced-thermoplastic-sugar-palm-starch-agar-hybrid-composites
#8
Ridhwan Jumaidin, Salit M Sapuan, Mohammad Jawaid, Mohamad R Ishak, Japar Sahari
The aim of this research is to investigate the effect of sugar palm fibre (SPF) on the mechanical, thermal and physical properties of seaweed/thermoplastic sugar palm starch agar (TPSA) composites. Hybridized seaweed/SPF filler at weight ratio of 25:75, 50:50 and 75:25 were prepared using TPSA as a matrix. Mechanical, thermal and physical properties of hybrid composites were carried out. Obtained results indicated that hybrid composites display improved tensile and flexural properties accompanied with lower impact resistance...
January 18, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109809/potent-inhibition-of-monoamine-oxidase-a-by-decursin-from-angelica-gigas-nakai-and-by-wogonin-from-scutellaria-baicalensis-georgi
#9
Hyun Woo Lee, Hyung Won Ryu, Myung-Gyun Kang, Daeui Park, Hanna Lee, Heung Mook Shin, Sei-Ryang Oh, Hoon Kim
During the ongoing search for new monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors, five coumarin derivatives and eight flavonoids were isolated from the roots of Angelica gigas Nakai and Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi, respectively. Of the phytochemicals, decursin (4) was found to potently and selectively inhibit human MAO-A (IC50=1.89μM). The IC50 value of 4 for MAO-A belonged to the lowest group in herbal sources and was similar to that of toloxatone (1.78μM), a marketed drug. Wogonin (11) effectively inhibited MAO-A and MAO-B (IC50=6...
January 18, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109808/selective-adsorption-of-pb-ii-ions-by-amylopectin-g-poly-acrylamide-co-acrylic-acid-a-bio-degradable-graft-copolymer
#10
Dinabandhu Sasmal, Jayanta Maity, Haradhan Kolya, Tridib Tripathy
Amylopectin-g-poly (acrylamide-co-acrylic acid) [AP-g-poly (AM-co-AA)] was synthesised in water medium by using potassium perdisulphate as an initiator. The graft copolymer was characterized by molecular weight determination by size exclusion chromatography (SEC), fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, scanning electron microscope (SEM) studies, thermal analysis, measurement of neutralisation equivalent and biodegradation studies. The graft copolymer was used for Pb (II) ion removal from aqueous solution...
January 18, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109807/the-role-of-local-residue-environmental-changes-in-thermostable-mutants-of-the-gh11-xylanase-from-bacillus-subtilis
#11
Sérgio Ruschi Bergamachi Silva, Matheus Pinto Pinheiro, Carlos Alessandro Fuzo, Samuel Reghim Silva, Tatiane Lopes Ferreira, Marcos Roberto Lourenzoni, M Cristina Nonato, Davi Serradella Vieira, Richard John Ward
A thermostable variant of the mesophilic xylanase A from Bacillus subtilis (BsXynA-G3_4x) contains the four mutations Gln7His, Gly13Arg, Ser22Pro, and Ser179Cys. The crystal structure of the BsXynA-G3_4x has been solved, and the local environments around each of these positions investigated by molecular dynamics (MD) simulations at 328K and 348K. The structural and MD simulation results were correlated with thermodynamic data of the wild-type enzyme, the 4 single mutants and the BsXynA-G3_4x. This analysis suggests that the overall stabilizing effect is entropic, and is consistent with solvation of charged residues and reduction of main-chain flexibility...
January 18, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109806/momordica-charantia-polysaccharides-ameliorate-oxidative-stress-hyperlipidemia-inflammation-and-apoptosis-during-myocardial-infarction-by-inhibiting-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway
#12
Mohammad Raish
The polysaccharide extract of Momordica charantia has various biological activities; however, its effect on endothelial dysfunction in myocardial infarction remains unclear. To elucidate this, myocardial infarction was induced in rats using isoproterenol (ISP). Pretreatment with M. charantia polysaccharides (MCP; 150 or 300mg/kg) for 25days significantly inhibited increases in heart weight, the heart-weight-to-body-weight ratio, and infarction size, and ameliorated the increased serum levels of aspartate transaminase, creatine kinase, lactate dehydrogenase, total cholesterol, triglycerides, very-low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol...
January 18, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108413/investigation-of-pectin-starch-hydrogel-as-a-carrier-for-oral-delivery-of-probiotic-bacteria
#13
Alireza Dafe, Hossein Etemadi, Azita Dilmaghani, Gholam Reza Mahdavinia
The present study highlights the fabrication of novel food-grade hydrogel particles based on pectin and starch for probiotic colon delivery. Lactobacillus plantarum ATCC:13643 (L. plantarum) cells were encapsulated in pectin/starch hydrogel by extrusion method. Four batches were formulated with different ratios of starch/pectin solutions. Optical and scanning electron microscopy obviously showed the random distribution of L. plantarum throughout the hydrogel network. The viability of encapsulated cells in simulated gastric fluid (SGF) and bile salt solution was significantly higher when compared to nonencapsulated cells...
January 17, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108412/deciphering-the-mechanistic-insight-into-the-stoichiometric-ratio-dependent-behavior-of-cu-ii-on-bsa-fibrillation
#14
Ajeet Singh, Poulami Datta, Lalit M Pandey
Various metal ions are recently implicated in protein aggregates and are associated with numerous neurodegenerative diseases. In the present work, we have scrutinized the effect of stoichiometric variation of Cu(II) on BSA fibrillation at physiological pH 7.4 through Thioflavin-T dye binding study, residual protein concentration, Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS), Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) and Isothermal Titration Calorimetry (ITC). Fibrillation kinetics was studied through ThT fluorescence, which illustrated dependency on stoichiometric ratio of Cu(II)...
January 17, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108411/production-and-characterization-of-medium-chain-length-polyhydroxyalkanoates-copolymer-from-arctic-psychrotrophic-bacterium-pseudomonas-sp-pamc-28620
#15
Ganesan Sathiyanarayanan, Shashi Kant Bhatia, Hun-Suk Song, Jong-Min Jeon, Jun-Young Kim, Yoo Kyung Lee, Yun-Gon Kim, Yung-Hun Yang
Arctic psychrotrophic bacterium Pseudomonas sp. PAMC 28620 was found to produce a distinctive medium-chain-length polyhydroxyalkanoates (MCL-PHAs) copolymer when grown on structurally unrelated carbon sources including glycerol. The maximum MCL-PHAs copolymer yield was obtained about 52.18±4.12% from 7.95±0.66g/L of biomass at 144h of fermentation when 3% glycerol was used as sole carbon and energy source during the laboratory-scale bioreactor process. Characterization of the copolymer was carried out using fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS), proton ((1)H) and carbon ((13)C) nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR), gel permeation chromatography (GPC), differential scanning calorimeter (DSC) and thermo-gravimetric analysis (TGA)...
January 17, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108410/ganoderma-atrum-polysaccharide-ameliorates-anoxia-reoxygenation-mediated-oxidative-stress-and-apoptosis-in-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells
#16
Yan-Song Zhang, Wen-Juan Li, Xian-Yi Zhang, Yu-Xin Yan, Shao-Ping Nie, De-Ming Gong, Xiao-Fang Tang, Ming He, Ming-Yong Xie
Ganoderma atrum polysaccharide (PSG-1), a main polysaccharide from Ganoderma atrum, possesses potent antioxidant capacity and cardiovascular benefits. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of PSG-1 in oxidative stress and apoptosis in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) under anoxia/reoxygenation (A/R) injury conditions. The results showed that exposure of HUVECs to A/R triggered cell death and apoptosis. Administration of PSG-1 significantly inhibited A/R-induced cell death and apoptosis in HUVECs...
January 17, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108409/sol-gel-synthesis-and-characterizations-of-hybrid-chitosan-peg-calcium-silicate-nanocomposite-modified-with-zno-nps-and-e102-for-optical-and-antibacterial-applications
#17
Ahmed M Youssef, Amany M El-Nahrawy, Ali B Abou Hammad
Hybrid Chitosan/Poly ethylene glycol/calcium silicate (CS/PEG/calcium silicate) nanocomposite modified with different two types, zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO-NPs) and tartrazine dye (E102) were prepared by sol gel method and the characterization of their structure and biological properties were carried out in order to evaluate the possible use in optical and biomedical fields. The hybrid CS/PEG/calcium silicate complex formations have been established by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopic analysis...
January 17, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108408/effect-of-drying-conditions-on-crystallinity-of-amylose-nanoparticles-prepared-by-nanoprecipitation
#18
Xiaoxia Yan, Yanjiao Chang, Qian Wang, Youjia Fu, Jiang Zhou
In this study, amylose nanoparticles prepared by nanoprecipitation were dried at different conditions. The crystalline structure, crystallinity, re-dispersibility and morphological characteristic of the amylose nanoparticles after drying were investigated. X-ray diffraction analysis revealed that the V-type crystalline structure of the amylose nanoparticles formed in the drying process instead of the precipitation process, and drying condition significantly affects the crystallinity. The temperature cycles drying at 4°C and 40°C considerably increased crystallinity of the amylose nanoparticles, 24h (4/40°C, 12h/12h) drying under 11% relative humidity could give rise to a crystallinity up to 50...
January 17, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104374/spectroscopic-characterisation-of-interaction-of-ferulic-acid-with-aldehyde-dehydrogenase-aldh
#19
Ayodele O Kolawole, Ruth J Agaba, Matthew O Oluwole
Interaction of pharmacological important phenolic, ferulic acid, with Aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH) at the simulative pH condition, was studied using spectroscopic approach. Ferulic acid caused a decrease in the fluorescence intensity formed from ALDH-ferulic acid complex resulting in mixed inhibition of ALDH activity (IC50=30.65μM). The intrinsic quenching was dynamic and induced altered conformation of ALDH and makes the protein less compact but might not unfold it. ALDH has two binding sites for ferulic acid at saturating concentrations having association constant of 1...
January 16, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104373/novel-multilayer-microcapsules-based-on-soy-protein-isolate-fibrils-and-high-methoxyl-pectin-production-characterization-and-release-modeling
#20
Elham Ansarifar, Mohebbat Mohebbi, Fakhri Shahidi, Arash Koocheki, Navid Ramezanian
In this study, novel microcapsules were produced through the layer by layer adsorption of food-grade and plant-based polyelectrolytes, soy protein isolate (SPI) fibrils and high methoxyl pectin (HMP). The physical properties of the fibrils were investigated by TEM and AFM and the properties of the microcapsules such as size, uniformity, zeta potential, morphology, functional groups, modeling and the release kinetics of limonene were examined. The results revealed that SPI-fibrils had a thickness varying from 1 to 10nm and strand like structure...
January 16, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
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