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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342758/effects-of-low-frequency-ultrasound-on-heterogenous-deacetylation-of-chitin
#1
Ngo Thi Hoai Duong, Ngo Dang Nghia
The effects of low frequency ultrasound to the heterogeneous deacetylation of chitin from the shell of white shrimp (Penaeus vannamei) were examined. The deacetylation process was carried out in the range of NaOH concentrations from 35% to 65% (w/w) with and without the ultrasound in the frequency of 37kHz, RMS=300W. The chitosan obtained was characterized in the degree of deacetylation, solubility, FT-IR and X-ray diffraction. The results showed that the behaviors of the deacetylation in two cases, with and without ultrasound, were similar but the ultrasound enhanced the deacetylation rate and therefore reduced the time of the reaction to get the same degree of deacetylation...
March 22, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342757/role-of-enzymatic-free-radical-scavengers-in-management-of-oxidative-stress-and-autoimmune-disorders
#2
REVIEW
Shikha Srivastava, Deependra Singh, Satish Patel, Manju R Singh
Autoimmune disorders are distinct with over production and accumulation of free radicals due to its undisclosed genesis. The cause of numerous disorders as cancer, arthritis, psoriasis, diabetes, alzheimer's, cardiovascular disease, Parkinson's, respiratory distress syndrome, colitis, crohn's, pulmonary fibrosis, obesity and ageing have been associated with immune dysfunction and oxidative stress. In an oxidative stress, reactive oxygen species generally provoke the series of oxidation at cellular level. The buildup of free radicals in turn triggers various inflammatory cells causing release of various inflammatory interleukins, cytokines, chemokines, and tumor necrosis factors which mediate signal transduction and transcription pathways as nuclear factor- kappa B (NF-κB), signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3), hypoxia-inducible factor-1 (HIF-1α) and nuclear factor-erythroid 2-related factor (Nrf2)...
March 22, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342756/photocatalytic-and-antimicrobial-activities-of-chitosan-tio2-nanocomposite
#3
K T Karthikeyan, A Nithya, K Jothivenkatachalam
Chitosan, a natural polysaccharide widely used for various biological applications due to their potential benefits. Incorporation of biomaterials with semiconductor has been exploited for waste water treatment and biological applications due to their nanometric sizes and biocompatibility of chitosan. Chitosan-Titanium dioxide (CS-TiO2) nanocomposite was synthesized and their optical, structural, spectral, thermal, morphological and elemental analyses were carried out by several techniques. The particle size of the synthesized CS-TiO2 nanocomposite was around 90nm and has a crystalline structure with anatase phase of TiO2...
March 22, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342755/mutation-analysis-of-the-interactions-between-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-caseinolytic-protease-c1-clpc1-and-ecumicin
#4
In-Pil Jung, Na-Reum Ha, A-Ru Kim, Sang-Heon Kim, Moon-Young Yoon
Ecumicin is a well-known and potent inhibitor of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Although the target of ecumicin is caseinolytic protease C1 (ClpC1), the exact mechanism by which ecumicin inhibits ClpC1 has not been identified. To analyze ecumicin's action on ClpC1, site-directed mutagenesis was performed on its binding site. The estimated binding residues within ClpC1 to ecumicin were selected via in silico analysis using molecular docking. The selected residues were mutated by site-directed mutagenesis and the effects on ecumicin binding were analyzed...
March 22, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342754/dietary-supplementation-of-thiamine-and-pyridoxine-loaded-vanillic-acid-grafted-chitosan-microspheres-enhances-growth-performance-metabolic-and-immune-responses-in-experimental-rats
#5
C S Tejpal, N S Chatterjee, K Elavarasan, R G K Lekshmi, R Anandan, K K Asha, B Ganesan, S Mathew, C N Ravishankar
In the present investigation, the effect of dietary supplementation of thiamine and pyridoxine loaded vanillic acid-grafted chitosan microspheres (TPVGC) on growth, metabolic and immune responses in Wistar strain albino rats was studied. Eight experimental groups, namely four groups each for male and female rats were fed with 0, 0.4, 0.8 and 1.6% of TPVGC in the diet. At the end of 45days feeding trials, both male and female rats supplemented with TPVGC had higher weight gain % and specific growth rate than the control groups...
March 22, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342753/evaluation-of-chitosan-as-a-wall-material-for-microencapsulation-of-squalene-by-spray-drying-characterization-and-oxidative-stability-studies
#6
Lekshmi R G Kumar, N S Chatterjee, C S Tejpal, K V Vishnu, K K Anas, K K Asha, R Anandan, Suseela Mathew
The present study was aimed at investigating the efficacy of chitosan as a wall material for microencapsulation of squalene by spray drying for functional food applications. Based on different core to wall material ratio (1:1, 0.5:1 and 0.3:1 on w/w basis), emulsions were prepared and evaluated in terms of emulsion stability, particle size, zeta potential, polydispersity Index (PDI), rheology and microstructure. The optimized emulsion combination was spray dried and characterized, physically and chemically...
March 22, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342752/chitosan-doped-hybrid-tio2-nanocomposite-based-sol-gel-coating-for-the-corrosion-resistance-of-aluminum-metal-in-3-5-nacl-medium
#7
Balaji J, Sethuraman M G
The study outlines the role of chitosan, a biopolymer on corrosion behavior of Hy/nano-TiO2 based sol-gel coating over aluminum metal. In this study organic-inorganic hybrid sols were synthesized through hydrolysis and condensation of 3-glycidoxypropyltrimethoxy silane (GPTMS), tetraethoxysilane (TEOS) and titanium (IV) isopropoxide (TIP) in acidic solution. Chitosan was doped into sol-gel matrix and self-assembled over aluminum substrate. The resultant chitosan-doped-Hy/nano-TiO2 sol-gel coating was characterized by Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR) spectra, Raman spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) and Energy-Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (EDX) analyses...
March 22, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336278/thermoplastic-starch-composites-with-tio2-particles-preparation-morphology-rheology-and-mechanical-properties
#8
A Ostafińska, J Mikešová, S Krejčíková, M Nevoralová, A Šturcová, A Zhigunov, D Michálková, M Šlouf
Composites of thermoplastic starch (TPS) with titanium dioxide particles (mTiO2; average size 0.1μm) with very homogeneous matrix and well-dispersed filler were prepared by a two-step method, including solution casting (SC) followed by melt mixing (MM). Light and scanning electron microscopy confirmed that only the two-step procedure (SC+MM) resulted in ideally homogeneous TPS/mTiO2 systems. The composites prepared by single-step MM contained non-plasticized starch granules and the composites prepared by single-step SC suffered from mTiO2 agglomeration...
March 20, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336277/structure-characteristics-of-an-acidic-polysaccharide-purified-from-banana-musa-nana-lour-pulp-and-its-enzymatic-degradation
#9
Huiling Liu, Yueming Jiang, Hongshun Yang, Bao Yang
Banana is one of the most important fruits over the world. The chemical composition is critical for the organoleptic properties and health benefits. As one of the leading bioactive components in banana pulp, the polysaccharides may contribute to the beneficial health effects. However, their precise structure information remains unknown. A leading acidic polysaccharide (ABPP) of banana pulp was purified and identified by nuclear magnetic resonnance spectroscopy (NMR) and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS)...
March 20, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336276/chitin-extraction-from-blue-crab-portunus-segnis-and-shrimp-penaeus-kerathurus-shells-using-digestive-alkaline-proteases-from-p-segnis-viscera
#10
Marwa Hamdi, Amal Hammami, Sawssen Hajji, Mourad Jridi, Moncef Nasri, Rim Nasri
Since chitin is closely associated with proteins, deproteinization is a crucial step in the process of extracting chitin. Thus, this research aimed to extract chitin from Portunus segnis and Penaeus kerathurus shells by means of crude digestive alkaline proteases from the viscera of P. segnis, regarding deproteinization step, as an alternative to chemical treatment. Casein zymography revealed that five caseinolytic proteases bands exist, suggesting the presence of at least five different major proteases. The optimum pH and temperature for protease activity was pH 8...
March 20, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336275/structural-characterization-of-purine-nucleoside-phosphorylase-from-human-pathogen-helicobacter-pylori
#11
Zoran Štefanić, Goran Mikleušević, Marija Luić, Agnieszka Bzowska, Ivana Leščić Ašler
Microaerophilic bacterium Helicobacer pylori is a well known human pathogen involved in the development of many diseases. Due to the evergrowing infection rate and increase of H. pylori antibiotic resistence, it is of utmost importance to find a new way to attack and eradicate H. pylori. The purine metabolism in H. pylori is solely dependant on the salvage pathway and one of the key enzymes in this pathway is purine nucleoside phosphorylase (PNP). In this timely context, we report here the basic biochemical and structural characterization of recombinant PNP from the H...
March 20, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336274/characterization-molecular-docking-dynamics-simulation-and-metadynamics-of-kisspeptin-receptor-with-kisspeptin
#12
Mohd Ashraf Rather, Syed Hussain Basha, Irfan Ahmad Bhat, Niti Sharma, Priyanka Nandanpawar, Mohan Badhe, Gireesh-Babu P, Aparna Chaudhari, Jitendra Kumar Sundaray, Rupam Sharma
We report molecular characterization of the kisspeptin receptor (kiss1r), an essential gatekeeper for reproduction and onset of puberty in vertebrates. The full-length cDNA sequence of kiss1r is 1786bp which consist of 5' UTR (untranslated region) 261bp, 3' UTR of 424bp and open reading frame of 1101 encoding a putative protein of 366 amino acids. Basal tissue expression pattern of kiss1r mRNA revealed that it is mainly expressed in the brain and testis. We also report the structure of the kiss1r, along with plausible activation mechanism of this receptor by kisspeptin using computational modelling and dynamic simulation approach of multiple 100ns of timescale...
March 20, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330755/microwave-assisted-modification-of-cellulose-by-gallic-acid-and-its-application-for-removal-of-aluminium-from-real-samples
#13
W I Mortada, I M M Kenawy, Y G Abou El-Reash, A A Mousa
Microwave assisted preparation of cellulose modified with Gallic acid (MA-Cell-GA) was developed for high efficient adsorption of Al(3+). The as-prepared modified cellulose has been characterized by elemental analysis, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and zeta potential measurements. Energy dispersive X-ray (EDX) spectrum was utilized to proof the adsorption of Al(3+). The effect of various experimental factors, as pH, amount of adsorbent, shaking time, initial metal ion concentration, temperature, concomitant ions and desorption conditions on the extraction efficiency was investigated and optimized in batch mode experiments...
March 19, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330754/injectable-nanoparticles-hydrogels-composite-as-sustained-release-system-with-stromal-cell-derived-factor-1%C3%AE-for-calvarial-bone-regeneration
#14
Lei Mi, Huaiqin Liu, Yu Gao, Hui Miao, Jianping Ruan
Repair of craniofacial bony defects remains a challenge for surgeons due to the delicate and complex anatomy of the craniofacial skeleton. Stromal cell-derived factor-1α (SDF-1α) is an important chemokine which plays a critical role in the homing of mesenchymal stem cells (MSC), while, the shortcomings including short half-life and easy degradation by enzymes made it in relatively low efficacy. In this work, SDF-1α/chitosan/carboxymeymethy-chitosan nanoparticles (SDF-1α/CS/CMCS NPs) were prepared and characterized for various parameters including morphology, particle size, zeta potential, loading efficiency and the release characteristics from thermosensitive chitosan/β-glycerol phosphate disodium salt (CS/GP) hydrogels...
March 19, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327425/protein-drug-nanoconjugates-finding-the-alternative-proteins-as-drug-carrier
#15
Iqra Munir, Sadia Ajmal, Muhammad Raza Shah, Aftab Ahmad, Abdul Hameed, Syed Abid Ali
Present study was conducted to establish the interaction of bovine fetuin-A to validate its binding modalities with doxorubicin (Dox). Fetuin-A was purified to highest purity and monodispersity. Green synthesis of fetuin-A conjugated gold nanoparticles (F-GNPs) has been performed giving typical UV-maxima with subtle variation in fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). Atomic force microscopy (AFM) revealed spherical shaped, polydisperse F-GNPs of varying sizes, complementing the radius of hydration (19...
March 19, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327424/cellulase-assisted-extraction-of-polysaccharides-from-malva-sylvestris-process-optimization-and-potential-functionalities
#16
Hosein Rostami, Seyed Mohammad Taghi Gharibzahedi
Enzyme-assisted extraction process of the water-soluble Malva sylvestris polysaccharides (MSPs) was optimized using response surface methodology (RSM). The highest yield (10.40%) of MSPs was achieved at 5.64% cellulase, 55.65°C temperature, 3.4h time, and 5.22 pH. Three homogeneous polysaccharide fractions (MSP-1, MSP-2, MSP-3) were purified by DEAE-cellulose and Sephadex G-100 chromatography, which were composed of galactose, glucuronic acid, arabinose, rhamnose and mannose in different molar ratios with molecular weight range of 2...
March 19, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327423/characterization-of-an-extracellular-protein-rv1076-from-m-tuberculosis-with-a-potential-role-in-humoral-response
#17
Gurkamaljit Kaur, Bandana Kumari, Jagdeep Kaur
Many mycobacterial proteins involved in lipid metabolism are reported to be essential for survival and pathogenesis of M. tuberculosis. Rv1076 of M. tuberculosis has been annotated as a putative esterase/lipase based on the consensus sequence 'GXSXG'. It is conserved in all the mycobacterial species. Therefore, in the present study we have characterized Rv1076 gene product in detail. The gene rv1076 was expressed in E. coli and purified from inclusion bodies with approx. 40% yield. The protein showed high specific activity with pNP- butyrate as preferred substrate...
March 19, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322967/regulating-dyslipidemia-effect-of-polysaccharides-from-pleurotus-ostreatus-on-fat-emulsion-induced-hyperlipidemia-rats
#18
Yan Zhang, Zhuowei Wang, Gang Jin, Xiudong Yang, Hongli Zhou
This study was conducted to evaluate the regulating dyslipidemia effect of polysaccharides from Pleurotus ostreatus (POP) on fat-emulsion-induced hyperlipidemia rats. A plasma metabonomics method based on ultra-performance liquid chromatography coupled with quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry was applied to analyze the holistic mechanism of POP in a hyperlipidemia rat model. Multivariate statistical approaches such as principal component analysis and orthogonal projection to latent structure square-discriminant analysis revealed distinctions among the control, hyperlipidemia model, and POP groups...
March 18, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322965/inhibitory-effect-of-hesperetin-on-%C3%AE-glucosidase-molecular-dynamics-simulation-integrating-inhibition-kinetics
#19
Yan Gong, Xiu-Yuan Qin, Yuan-Yuan Zhai, Hao Hao, Jinhyuk Lee, Yong-Doo Park
The α-glucosidase inhibitor is of interest to researchers due to its association with type-2 diabetes treatment. Hesperetin is a flavonoid with natural antioxidant properties. This paper presents an evaluation on the effects of hesperetin on α-glucosidase via inhibitory kinetics using a Molecular Dynamics (MD) simulation integration method. Due to the antioxidant properties of hesperetin, it reversibly inhibits α-glucosidase in a slope-parabolic mixed-type manner (IC50=0.38±0.05mM; Kslope=0.23±0.01mM), accompanied by tertiary structural changes...
March 18, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322962/understanding-the-link-between-antimicrobial-properties-of-dietary-olive-phenolics-and-bacterial-atp-synthase
#20
Amon Amini, Mason Liu, Zulfiqar Ahmad
The naturally occurring olive phenolics tyrosol, hydroxytyrosol, dihydroxyphenylglycol (DHPG), and oleuropein are known to have antioxidant, antitumor, and antibacterial properties. In the current study, we examined whether the antimicrobial properties of tyrosol, hydroxytyrosol, DHPG, and oleuropein were linked to the inhibition of bacterial ATP synthase. Tyrosol, hydroxytyrosol, DHPG, and oleuropein inhibited Escherichia coli wild-type and mutant membrane-bound F1Fo ATP synthase to variable degrees. The growth properties of wild-type, null, and mutant strains in presence of above olive phenolics were also abrogated to variable degrees on limiting glucose and succinate...
March 18, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
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