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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791877/enzyme-assisted-extraction-chemical-characteristics-and-immunostimulatory-activity-of-polysaccharides-from-korean-ginseng-panax-ginseng-meyer
#1
Young-Ran Song, Su-Kyung Sung, Mi Jang, Tae-Gyu Lim, Chang-Won Cho, Chun-Ji Han, Hee-Do Hong
In this study, enzyme-assisted extraction was used to isolate functional polysaccharides from Korean ginseng (Panax ginseng Meyer) and the physicochemical and biological properties of the extracted polysaccharides were investigated, comparing with those from traditional hot-water extraction (FGWP). In macrophages, their effects on cytokines production could be ordered as FGEP-CA ≥ FGEP-A > FGEP-C > FGWP, suggesting that FGEP-CA (combined cellulase- and α-amylase-extracted polysaccharide) is a potent immunostimulator...
May 20, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791876/extraction-and-characterization-of-cashew-tree-anacardium-occidentale-gum-use-in-aceclofenac-dental-pastes
#2
M Saquib Hasnain, Poonam Rishishwar, Sanjay Rishishwar, Sadath Ali, Amit Kumar Nayak
In the current work, the usefulness of extracted cashew tree gum (CG) as pharmaceutical excipient in dental pastes containing AC (for the pain management in the periodontitis) was investigated. CG was extracted from crude exudate of cashew tree (Anacardium occidentale, family: Anacardiaceae) (yield 19.22%). Physicochemical characteristics like colour, odour, taste, solubility, pH and viscosity of extracted CG were estimated; the phytochemical identification tests indicated the presence of carbohydrates and mucilage within it...
May 20, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791875/effects-of-potassium-application-on-potato-starch-physicochemical-properties
#3
Wei Zhang, Xinwei Liu, Qiaolan Wang, Haiqing Zhang, Mingfeng Li, Botao Song, Zhuqing Zhao
Potato starch serves as an excellent raw material or food additive in the food industry. With the advancement of the potato staple food strategy in China, improving the potato starch yield and quality has attracted more and more attention. Potassium is an essential nutrient for potato due to its direct effects on the yield and quality of potato tubers. Here, the effects of three different potassium levels on potato starch physicochemical properties were evaluated by field experiments. With increasing potassium application rates, the amylose content, phosphorus content and particle size decreased, thereby resulting in low gelatinization temperature, breakdown and setback viscosity, and high swelling power, relative crystallinity and transparency...
May 20, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791874/fabrication-of-electrospun-poly-vinyl-alcohol-dextran-nanofibers-via-emulsion-process-as-drug-delivery-system-kinetics-and-in-vitro-release-study
#4
A Meera Moydeen, M Syed Ali Padusha, Eman F Aboelfetoh, Salem S Al-Deyab, Mohamed H El-Newehy
A green method was used for the fabrication of coaxial nanofibers for use in biomedical applications. Coaxial nanofiber mats were fabricated by emulsion electrospinning from poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) and Dextran sulfate (Dex) blends loaded with ciprofloxacin (Cipro) as a model drug dissolved in edible oil. The ratio of the PVA/Dex mixture was optimized and nanofibers were stabilized against disintegration in water by thermal treatment at 120 °C. The morphology of the prepared nanofibers was observed by scanning electron microscopy and the structure of the core-shell nanofibers was confirmed by transmission electron microscopy...
May 20, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789145/corrigendum-to-preparation-and-characterization-of-antibacterial-eco-friendly-edible-nanocomposite-films-containing-salvia-macrosiphon-and-nanoclay-int-j-biol-macromol-113-2018-66-72
#5
Seyed Mohammad Davachi, Azadeh Sadat Shekarabi
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May 20, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782987/chitin-silk-fibroin-tio-2-bio-nanocomposite-as-a-biocompatible-wound-dressing-bandage-with-strong-antimicrobial-activity
#6
Mojtaba Ghanbari Mehrabani, Ramin Karimian, Rasul Rakhshaei, Farzaneh Pakdel, Hosein Eslami, Vahid Fakhrzadeh, Mahdi Rahimi, Roya Salehi, Hossein Samadi Kafil
Interconnected microporous biodegradable and biocompatible chitin/silk fibroin/TiO2 nanocomposite wound dressing with high antibacterial, blood clotting and mechanical strength properties were synthesized using freeze-drying method. The prepared nanocomposite dressings were characterized using SEM, FTIR, and XRD analysis. The prepared nanocomposite dressings showed high porosity above 90% with well-defined interconnected porous construction. Swelling and water uptake of the dressing were 93%, which is great for wound dressing applications...
May 18, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782986/antiglycation-study-of-hmg-r-inhibitors-and-tocotrienol-against-glycated-bsa-and-ldl-a-comparative-study
#7
Rabia Nabi, Sahir Sultan Alvi, Rizwan Khan, Shafeeque Ahmad, Saheem Ahmad, M Salman Khan
Non-enzymatic glycation mediated advanced glycation end products (AGEs) generation results in the pathogenesis of diabetic complications and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) which is greatly influenced by 3-hydroxy-3-methyl-glutaryl Co-A reductase (HMG-R) activity. HMG-R inhibitors, statins, are well known for reducing mortality and morbidity of ASCVD in patients with diabetes due to their pleiotropic effects independent of cholesterol lowering. Due to distinct chemical structures, various statins may play important role in the inhibition of AGEs mediated pathologies...
May 18, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782985/facile-preparation-of-recombinant-spider-eggcase-silk-spheres-via-an-hfip-on-oil-approach
#8
Jianming Chen, Jinlian Hu, Peijun Zuo, Jingyu Shi, Mo Yang
Versatile spider silk proteins have been prepared by various methods in morphology of spheres for functional applications. Inspired from natural spinning process, a facile approach for the fabrication of silk spheres is described. Distinct from the traditional emulsification method, silk spheres were assembled as rapidly as 10 s by using the HFIP-on-Oil method without any surfactants and agitation used. Notably, a series of factors, such as evaporation rate of HFIP, polarity and molecular weight of oils play central roles on the final silk morphologies...
May 18, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782984/design-and-development-of-novel-hyaluronate-modified-nanoparticles-for-combo-delivery-of-curcumin-and-alendronate-fabrication-characterization-and-cellular-and-molecular-evidence-of-enhanced-bone-regeneration
#9
Jinlei Dong, Hnin Ei Thu, Mohammed A S Abourehab, Zahid Hussain
Osteoporosis is a medical condition of fragile bones with an increased susceptibility to bone fracture. Despite having availability of a wide range of pharmacological agents, prevalence of this metabolic disorder is continuously escalating. Owing to excellent biomedical achievements of nanomedicines in the last few decades, we aimed combo delivery of bone anti-resorptive agent, alendronate (ALN), and bone density enhancing drug, curcumin (CUR), in the form of polymeric nanoparticles. To further optimize the therapeutic efficacy, the prepared ALN/CUR nanoparticles were decorated with hyaluronic acid which is a well-documented biomacromolecule having exceptional bone regenerating potential...
May 18, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782983/an-in-vivo-biocompatibility-study-of-surgical-meshes-made-from-bacterial-cellulose-modified-with-chitosan
#10
Joanna Piasecka-Zelga, Piotr Zelga, Joanna Szulc, Justyna Wietecha, Danuta Ciechańska
Bacterial cellulose modified with chitosan (MBC) is an innovative biomaterial used in regenerative medicine which may potentially improve treatment outcomes mesh for hernia repair surgery by facilitating better absorption in native tissue with less risk of mesh-related infections. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the biocompatibility of mesh based on MBC, and determine whether immunological reactions occur due to hypersensitivity to the implants. Forty five Imp:WIST rats were randomly assigned to be implanted with one of three mesh types: simple polypropylene mesh (n = 15), mesh modified by bacterial cellulose only (n = 15) and MBC mesh (n = 15) and evaluated after one and three months following intramuscular implantation...
May 18, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782982/process-optimization-purification-and-characterization-of-a-novel-acidic-thermostable-chitinase-from-humicola-grisea
#11
Manish Kumar, Amandeep Brar, V Vivekanand, Nidhi Pareek
An extracellular acidic and thermostable chitinase (HgChi) from thermophilic Humicola grisea was purified and characterized. Enhancement in chitinase production (Qp  = 2.9662 Ul-1  h-1 ) was achieved through derivation of optimum fermentation conditions via central composite design. H. grisea observed to produce various isoforms of chitinase, among which the major expressed form has molecular mass of about 50 kDa. Purified chitinases exhibited optimal activity at pH 3.0 and 70 °C. Chitinase showed notable stability at increasing temperatures...
May 18, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782981/cationic-starch-safe-and-economic-harvesting-flocculant-for-microalgal-biomass-and-inhibiting-e-coli-growth
#12
Mehrez E E El-Naggar, Farag A Samhan, Abeer A A Salama, Rehab M Hamdy, Gamila H Ali
Cationized starch-based flocculation processes are the subject of increasing attention because of their non-toxicity, biodegradability and relatively low price synthesized. The study aimed to evaluate the flocculability of different cationic starches using different concentrations of glycidyltrimethylammonium chloride (GTAC) with different degree of substitution (DS) ranged from 0.13 to 0.57. Cationized starch were characterized using Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and toxicity checked using experimental animal procedure...
May 18, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782980/glu-residues-of-%C3%AE-delseed-motif-are-essential-for-peptide-binding-in-escherichia-coli-atp-synthase
#13
Sofiya Azim, Zulfiqar Ahmad
The current study establishes the necessity of Glu-381, Glu-384, and Glu-385 in the βDELSEED-motif of Escherichia coli ATP synthase for peptide binding and inhibition. Inhibitory profiles of wild type and mutant E. coli membrane bound F1 Fo ATP synthase were studied in the presence and absence of C-terminal NH2 bound melittin. Melittin-NH2 caused almost complete inhibition of wild type ATPase, while partial inhibition was observed for mutants where Glu was replaced with Ala, Arg, or Gln. Additionally, melittin-NH2 caused insignificant inhibition of a triple mutant where all three Glu residues were replaced with Ala residues, changing βDELSEED-motif to βDALSAAD-motif...
May 18, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782979/chondroitin-sulfate-from-sturgeon-bone-ameliorates-pain-of-osteoarthritis-induced-by-monosodium-iodoacetate-in-rats
#14
Yingjiao Sun, Guozhuan Zhang, Qian Liu, Xudong Liu, Lei Wang, Jianfeng Wang, Lishuang Liang
Chondroitin sulfate (CS) is an important component of the extracellular matrix of cartilage and has been widely used as one of the main drugs for the treatment of joint pain-related nutraceuticals and medicines. Sturgeon bone (SB) is the main waste during deep processing of sturgeons in fishery production. The present study was evaluated the therapeutic effect of CS from SB (CSSB) on monosodium iodoacetate (MIA)-induced osteoarthritis (OA) pain and further explored the potential medicinal value of CSSB. The OA pain model was induced by intra-articular injection of MIA and then treated with CSSB...
May 18, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782978/a-potent-chitinase-from-bacillus-subtilis-for-the-efficient-bioconversion-of-chitin-containing-wastes
#15
Di Wang, Anjie Li, Hongyu Han, Tian Liu, Qing Yang
Bioconversion of chitin-containing waste to N-acetyl-d-glucosamine (GlcNAc) is of economic interest. Highly efficient chitinases are thus desirable. Bacillus subtilis is a well-known microorganism for industrial protein production and biocontrol, however its chitinolytic enzyme has not been studied in detail. In this study, BsChi from B. subtilis was recombinantly expressed in Escherichia coli and characterized as a potent chitinase for degrading crystalline chitin substrates such as α-chitin, β-chitin and crab shells...
May 18, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782977/preparation-and-properties-of-polylactic-acid-tea-polyphenol-chitosan-composite-membranes
#16
Jingsong Ye, Shuyao Wang, Weijie Lan, Wen Qin, Yaowen Liu
To study the properties of composite membranes consisting of polylactic acid (PLA), tea polyphenol (TP), and chitosan (CS), the stretch film method was employed to make PLA-TP- CS composite membranes of different concentrations. By testing the density, mechanical properties, heat-sealing performance, water vapor permeability, and solubility of the pure PLA membrane and the composite membranes, the comprehensive performance of the composite membranes were analyzed with regard to the actual use value. The results show that, compared with the pure PLA membrane, adding TP and CS significantly increases the heat-sealing strength, water vapor permeability, and solubility of the composite membrane...
May 18, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782976/ldiscu-is-a-2fe-2s-scaffold-protein-which-interacts-with-ldiscs-and-its-expression-is-modulated-by-fe-s-proteins-in-leishmania-donovani
#17
Krishn Pratap Singh, Shadab Anwar, Amir Zaidi, Kuljit Singh, Pradeep Das, Samudrala Gourinath, Vahab Ali
The pathogenicity of protozoan parasites is frequently attributed to their ability to circumvent the deleterious effects of ROS and Fe-S clusters are among their susceptible targets with paramount importance for parasite survival. The biogenesis of Fe-S clusters is orchestrated by ISC system; the sulfur donor IscS and scaffold protein IscU being its core components. However, among protozoan parasites including Leishmania, no information is available regarding biochemical aspect of IscU, its interaction partners and regulation...
May 18, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782975/roles-of-germline-jak2-activation-mutation-jak2-v625f-in-the-pathology-of-myeloproliferative-neoplasms
#18
Qing-Yun Wu, Meng-Meng Ma, Lin Fu, Yuan-Yuan Zhu, Yang Liu, Jiang Cao, Ping Zhou, Zhen-Yu Li, Ling-Yu Zeng, Feng Li, Xiao-Yun Wang, Kai-Lin Xu
Janus tyrosine kinase 2 (JAK2) mediates downstream signaling of cytokine receptors in all hematological lineages, constitutively active somatic JAK2 mutations play key roles in the pathology of myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs). Recently, germline JAK2 mutations are also associated with triple-negative MPNs. A novel germline mutation JAK2 V625F is reported to be involved in a subset of MPNs patients. However, the pathogenesis of this mutation caused MPN is still unclear. In this study, the homology models of JAK2 V625F showed that the newly formed interaction between F625 and Y613 disrupted the JAK2 JH1-JH2 domain interactions was responsible for its activation, when F625 and Y613 interaction was disrupted, its activity significantly decreased...
May 18, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782974/molecular-therapy-using-sirna-recent-trends-and-advances-of-multi-target-inhibition-of-cancer-growth
#19
REVIEW
Shweta Jain, Kamla Pathak, Ankur Vaidya
RNA interference (RNAi) therapy, harnessed to produce a new class of drugs for treatment, has drawn attention and seen steady progress over the years. Molecular therapy using biological macromolecules small interfering RNA (siRNA) for gene silencing has received significant attention to target cancer-related genes. Basically, siRNA molecules bind to messenger RNAs (mRNA) by complementary base pairing, to induce degradation of the mRNA and/or block protein synthesis. Numerous genes and gene related proteins have been reported till date to target in siRNA based cancer therapy...
May 18, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782973/enhanced-retinal-pigment-epithelium-rpe-regeneration-using-curcumin-alginate-hydrogels-in-vitro-evaluation
#20
Jong Ho Park, Eun Yeong Shin, Myeong Eun Shin, Min Joung Choi, Cristiano Carlomagno, Jeong Eun Song, Gilson Khang
The retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) plays a significant role in retaining structural integrity of eye. Factors such as reduction in cell regeneration due to aging and physical injury pose a major hurdle in RPE regeneration. In this study, we exploited the use of alginate (AGT) incorporated with Curcumin (CCI) forming a hydrogel based system CCI/AGT. The fabricated hydrogel could anchor RPE cell in it. In vitro cell analysis revealed that the CCI/AGT hydrogel shows good biocompatibility, enhanced cell growth ability and higher ECM formation compared to the pure AGT hydrogel...
May 18, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
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