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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28786039/soft-sensor-for-monitoring-biomass-subpopulations-in-mammalian-cell-culture-processes
#1
Paul Kroll, Ines V Stelzer, Christoph Herwig
OBJECTIVES: Biomass subpopulations in mammalian cell culture processes cause impurities and influence productivity, which requires this critical process parameter to be monitored in real-time. RESULTS: For this reason, a novel soft sensor concept for estimating viable, dead and lysed cell concentration was developed, based on the robust and cheap in situ measurements of permittivity and turbidity in combination with a simple model. It could be shown that the turbidity measurements contain information about all investigated biomass subpopulations...
August 7, 2017: Biotechnology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766088/synthesis-of-disaccharides-using-%C3%AE-glucosidases-from-aspergillus-niger-a-awamori-and-prunus-dulcis
#2
Ayla Sant'Ana da Silva, Javier Freddy Molina, Ricardo Sposina Sobral Teixeira, Luis G Valdivieso Gelves, Elba P S Bon, Viridiana S Ferreira-Leitão
OBJECTIVE: Glucose conversion into disaccharides was performed with β-glucosidases from Prunus dulcis (β-Pd), Aspergillus niger (β-An) and A. awamori (β-Aa), in reactions containing initial glucose of 700 and 900 g l(-1). RESULTS: The reactions' time courses were followed regarding glucose and product concentrations. In all cases, there was a predominant formation of gentiobiose over cellobiose and also of oligosaccharides with a higher molecular mass. For reactions containing 700 g glucose l(-1), the final substrate conversions were 33, 38, and 23...
August 1, 2017: Biotechnology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762035/characterization-of-a-novel-nitrilase-bgc4-from-paraburkholderia-graminis-showing-wide-spectrum-substrate-specificity-a-potential-versatile-biocatalyst-for-the-degradation-of-nitriles
#3
Haiyang Fan, Lifeng Chen, Huihui Sun, Hualei Wang, Qinghai Liu, Yuhong Ren, Dongzhi Wei
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the biodegradation of nitriles via the nitrilase-mediated pathway. RESULTS: A novel nitrilase, BGC4, was identified from proteobacteria Paraburkholderia graminis CD41M and its potential for use in biodegradation of toxic nitriles in industrial effluents was studied. BGC4 was overexpressed in Escherichia coli BL21 (DE3), the recombinant protein was purified and its enzymatic properties analysed. Maximum activity of BGC4 nitrilase was at 30 °C and pH 7...
July 31, 2017: Biotechnology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762034/transcriptome-profiling-analysis-of-differentially-expressed-mrnas-and-lncrnas-in-hepg2-cells-treated-with-peptide-9r-p201
#4
Wenrong Liu, Ruofan Ding, Yiming Zhang, Canquan Mao, Ran Kang, Junhua Meng, Qingqing Huang, Lili Xiong, Zhiyun Guo
OBJECTIVE: To characterize the transcriptome profile of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) HepG2 cells treated with peptide 9R-P201 for further functional verification and HCC drug development. RESULTS: 1557 mRNAs (1125 upregulated and 432 downregulated) and 881 lncRNAs (640 upregulated and 241 downregulated) with significant differential expression were identified using RNA-seq. The qRT-PCR results showed that the differential expression of several mRNAs and lncRNAs coincided with the RNA-seq results...
July 31, 2017: Biotechnology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762033/inducible-somatic-embryogenesis-in-theobroma-cacao-achieved-using-the-dex-activatable-transcription-factor-glucocorticoid-receptor-fusion
#5
Morgan E Shires, Sergio L Florez, Tina S Lai, Wayne R Curtis
OBJECTIVES: To carry out mass propagation of superior plants to improve agricultural and silvicultural production though advancements in plant cell totipotency, or the ability of differentiated somatic plant cells to regenerate an entire plant. RESULTS: The first demonstration of a titratable control over somatic embryo formation in a commercially relevant plant, Theobroma cacao (Chocolate tree), was achieved using a dexamethasone activatable chimeric transcription factor...
July 31, 2017: Biotechnology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748353/mir-93-enhances-hepatocellular-carcinoma-invasion-and-metastasis-by-emt-via-targeting-pdcd4
#6
Chunmei Ji, Hang Liu, Qiang Yin, Hui Li, Han Gao
OBJECTIVES: To clarify the potential biological function of miR-93 and its related molecular mechanism underlying metastasis in human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). RESULTS: miR-93 was significantly up-regulated in HCC tissues and was associated with poor 5-year overall survival in HCC patients. Transwell assays showed that over-expression of miR-93 increased HCC cell migration and invasion in vitro. Programmed cell death 4 (PDCD4) was a target gene of miR-93 and miR-93 could down-regulate the expression of PDCD4 by directly targeting its 3'-UTR...
July 26, 2017: Biotechnology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748352/thermostability-enhancement-of-chitosanase-csna-by-fusion-a-family-5-carbohydrate-binding-module
#7
Yujuan Han, Peixin Gao, Wengong Yu, Xinzhi Lu
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effects of carbohydrate-binding modules (CBMs) on the thermostability and catalytic efficiency of chitosanase CsnA. RESULTS: Three CBMs (BgCBM5, PfCBM32-2 and AoCBM35) were engineered at the C-terminus of chitosanase CsnA to create hybrid enzymes CsnA-CBM5, CsnA-CBM32 and CsnA-CBM35. K m values of all the hybrid enzymes were lower than that of the wild type (WT) enzyme; however, only CsnA-CBM5 had an elevated specific activity and catalytic efficiency...
July 26, 2017: Biotechnology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748351/pig-tissue-factor-pathway-inhibitor-%C3%AE-fusion-immunoglobulin-inhibits-pig-tissue-factor-activity-in-human-plasma-moderately-more-efficiently-than-the-human-counterpart
#8
Chang-Yong Choi, Yeon-Hui Kim, Joonbeom Bae, Suk Jun Lee, Hyun Kyung Kim, Chung-Gyu Park, Taehoon Chun
OBJECTIVE: To determine the efficacy of soluble pig tissue factor pathway inhibitor fusion immunoglobulin (TFPI-Ig) in blocking pig to human xenogeneic blood coagulation. RESULTS: To generate pig TFPI-Ig or human TFPI-Ig, expression vector containing cDNA encoding pig TFPIα or human TFPIα combined with human constant Ig heavy chain region was cloned and introduced into CHO cells. After purification of pig TFPI-Ig and human TFPI-Ig, the inhibition of each recombinant protein on pig tissue factor (TF)-mediated blood coagulation was examined in human plasma...
July 26, 2017: Biotechnology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748350/expression-of-adenylate-kinase-fused-mek1r4f-in-escherichia-coli-and-its-application-in-erk-phosphorylation
#9
Fang Yang, Hongtao Li
OBJECTIVE: To construct a highly expressed and active MEK1R4F (a constitutively active form of mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase 1) by fusion of soluble adenylate kinase (Adk) tag, resulting in Adk-MEK1R4F protein suitable for preparation of phosphorylated ERK. RESULTS: We fused the Adk to the N-terminus of MEK1R4F through overlapping PCR. The expression of Adk-MEK1R4F fusion protein increased ~10-fold in Escherichia coli, and was purified to 95% via two purification steps including Ni-NTA and Q Sepharose fast flow (QFF) chromatography...
July 26, 2017: Biotechnology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730426/phytaspase-loaded-mn-doped-zns-quantum-dots-when-embedded-into-chitosan-nanoparticles-leads-to-improved-chemotherapy-of-hela-cells-using-in-cisplatin
#10
Sharmila Narayanan, Deepanjalee Dutta, Neha Arora, Lingaraj Sahoo, Siddhartha Sankar Ghosh
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the potential of recombinant phytaspase loaded manganese (Mn) doped zinc sulphide (ZnS) quantum dots embedded chitosan nanoparticles for augmenting cisplatin induced chemotherapy of HeLa cells. RESULTS: The recombinant phytaspase was cloned into bacterial expression vector PGEX-4T-2. The expressed and purified recombinant plant phytaspase protein from Escherichia coli BL21 was immobilized onto the cationic nanocomposite. Confocal microscopy elucidated the delivery of these luminescent nanocomposites inside cervical cancer HeLa cells...
July 20, 2017: Biotechnology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726080/proteomic-approach-to-address-low-seed-germination-in-cyclobalnopsis-gilva
#11
REVIEW
Madiha Zaynab, Sonia Kanwal, Muhammad Furqan, Waqar Islam, Ali Noman, Ghulam Muhammad Ali, Nazia Rehman, Sara Zafar, Kalsoom Sughra, Muhammad Jahanzab
Seeds play essential roles in plant life cycle and germination is a complex process which is associated with different phases of water imbibition. Upon imbibition, seeds begin utilization of storage substances coupled with metabolic activity and biosynthesis of new proteins. Regeneration of organelles and emergence of radicals lead to the establishment of seedlings. All these activities are regulated in coordinated manners. Translation is the requirement of germination of seeds via involvements of several proteins like beta-amylase, starch phosphorylase...
July 19, 2017: Biotechnology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726079/bilirubin-enzyme-biosensor-potentiality-and-recent-advances-towards-clinical-bioanalysis
#12
REVIEW
Vinita Hooda, Anjum Gahlaut, Ashish Gothwal, Vikas Hooda
Bilirubin detection plays a major role in healthcare. Its high concentration in human serum is lethal and must be determined accurately. Clinically, it is vital for assessing patients with deleterious health conditions such as jaundice or icterus, hepatitis, mental disorders, cerebral palsy and brain damage especially in the case of neonates. In evaluating the drawbacks regarding the conventional methodology of bilirubin detection, there is need for a superior analytical tool. Bilirubin oxidase (BOx)-based sensors have been designed for the ultrasensitive analysis of bilirubin and quality deliverance of treatment and this review highlights the different mechanisms of bilirubin detection using different modified electrodes...
July 19, 2017: Biotechnology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721587/genetically-engineered-cell-lines-for-%C3%AE-1-antitrypsin-expression
#13
Qianqian Ji, Caiping Guo, Chen Xie, Yingdan Wu, Pei Zhang, Hui Li, Yongjun Lu
OBJECTIVES: To establish genetically modified cell lines that can produce functional α1-antitrypsin (AAT), by CRISPR/Cas9-assisted homologous recombination. RESULTS: α1-Antitrypsin deficiency (AATD) is a monogenic heritable disease that often results in lungs and liver damage. Current augmentation therapy is expensive and in short of supply. To develop a safer and more effective therapeutic strategy for AATD, we integrated the AAT gene (SERPINA1, NG_008290.1) into the AAVS1 locus of human cell line HEK293T and assessed the safety and efficacy of CRISPR/Cas9 on producing potential therapeutic cell lines...
July 18, 2017: Biotechnology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721586/homology-modeling-and-prediction-of-the-amino-acid-residues-participating-in-the-transfer-of-acetyl-coa-to-arylalkylamine-by-the-n-acetyltransferase-from-chryseobacterium-sp
#14
Shinji Takenaka, Takahiro Ozeki, Kosei Tanaka, Ken-Ichi Yoshida
OBJECTIVES: To predict the amino acid residues playing important roles in acetyl-CoA and substrate binding and to study the acetyl group transfer mechanism of Chryseobacterium sp. 5-3B N-acetyltransferase (5-3B NatA). RESULTS: A 3-dimensional homology model of 5-3B NatA was constructed to compare the theoretical structure of this compound with the structures of previously reported proteins belonging to the bacterial GCN5 N-acetyltransferase family. Homology modeling of the 5-3B NatA structure and a characterization of the enzyme's kinetic parameters identified the essential amino acid residues involved in binding and acetyl-group transfer...
July 18, 2017: Biotechnology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721585/cyp701a26-is-characterized-as-an-ent-kaurene-oxidase-with-putative-involvement-in-maize-gibberellin-biosynthesis
#15
Hongjie Mao, Qinqin Shen, Qiang Wang
OBJECTIVES: To characterize the ent-kaurene oxidase (KO) involved in maize (Zea mays) gibberellin (GA) biosynthesis. RESULTS: Two putative KO genes were identified in maize based on the homologous alignment. Biochemical characterization indicated that one of them encoded a cytochrome P450 monooxygenase (P450) CYP701A26, which reacted with ent-kaurene to form ent-kaurenoic acid, the key intermediate of GA biosynthesis. CYP701A26 showed constitutive expression in active growing tissues and no inducible expression, which led to putative designation of CYP701A26 as the ZmKO...
July 18, 2017: Biotechnology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721584/mir-34a-attenuates-glioma-cells-progression-and-chemoresistance-via-targeting-pd-l1
#16
Yi Wang, Li Wang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the roles of miR-34a in progression and chemoresistance of glioma cells. RESULTS: Quantitative real-time PCR analysis showed that miR-34a level was lower, but PD-L1 expression level was higher in glioma tissue specimens compared with normal brain tissues and their expression levels were negatively correlated. Ectopic expression of miR-34a inhibited glioma cell proliferation, promoted cell cycle arrest in G1/S phase and cell apoptosis. Additionally, miR-34a/PD-L1 axis was again confirmed and co-expression of PD-L1 with miR-34a mimics attenuated the effects of miR-34a on cell proliferation and apoptosis in glioma cells...
July 18, 2017: Biotechnology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721583/microbial-and-genetically-engineered-oils-as-replacements-for-fish-oil-in-aquaculture-feeds
#17
REVIEW
M Sprague, M B Betancor, D R Tocher
As the global population grows more of our fish and seafood are being farmed. Fish are the main dietary source of the omega-3 (n-3) long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC-PUFA), eicosapentaenoic (EPA) and docosahexaenoic (DHA) acids, but these cannot be produced in sufficient quantities as are now required for human health. Farmed fish have traditionally been fed a diet consisting of fishmeal and fish oil, rich in n-3 LC-PUFA. However, the increase in global aquaculture production has resulted in these finite and limited marine ingredients being replaced with sustainable alternatives of terrestrial origin that are devoid of n-3 LC-PUFA...
July 18, 2017: Biotechnology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721582/mir-130b-3p-301b-3p-negatively-regulated-rb1cc1-expression-on-myogenic-differentiation-of-chicken-primary-myoblasts
#18
Jian Xue, Jingwen Xue, Ji Zhang, Dan Li, Lei Jiang
OBJECTIVES: To explore the roles of miR-130b-3p and miR-301b-3p which may regulate Rb1-inducible coiled-coil 1 (Rb1cc1) expression during myogenic differentiation of chicken primary myoblasts. RESULTS: After 4 days of myogenic differentiation, myotubes appeared and after 6 days the cells fused to each other and expression of MyHC could be detected by immunofluorescence staining. TargetScan and RNAhybrid 2.2 showed miR-130b-3p and miR-301b-3p were well complementary with the target site of Rb1cc1 3'-untranslated region (3'-UTR)...
July 18, 2017: Biotechnology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721581/autophagy-regulated-by-lncrna-hotair-contributes-to-the-cisplatin-induced-resistance-in-endometrial-cancer-cells
#19
Meng-Yao Sun, Jian-Yong Zhu, Chun-Yan Zhang, Miao Zhang, Ya-Nan Song, Khalid Rahman, Li-Jun Zhang, Hong Zhang
OBJECTIVES: To identify whether lncRNAs (long non-coding RNA) participate in the regulation of cisplatin-resistant induced autophagy in endometrial cancer cells. RESULTS: Autophagy activity was significantly boosted in cisplatin-resistant Ishikawa cells, a human endometrial cancer cell line, compared with that in parental Ishikawa cells. After analyzing the overall long noncoding RNA (lncRNA) profiling, a meaningful lncRNA, HOTAIR, was identified. It was down-regulated simultaneously in cisplatin-resistant Ishikawa cells and parental Ishikawa cells treated with cisplatin...
July 18, 2017: Biotechnology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721580/gene-expression-profiles-of-the-thermotolerant-yeast-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-strain-kku-vn8-during-high-temperature-ethanol-fermentation-using-sweet-sorghum-juice
#20
Atiya Techaparin, Pornthap Thanonkeo, Preekamol Klanrit
OBJECTIVES: To investigate gene expression profiles of the thermotolerant yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain KKU-VN8, a potential high-ethanol producer, in response to various stresses during high-temperature ethanol fermentation using sweet sorghum juice (SSJ) under optimal conditions. RESULTS: The maximal ethanol concentration obtained by S. cerevisiae KKU-VN8 using SSJ at 40 °C was 66.6 g/l, with a productivity of 1.39 g/l/h and a theoretical ethanol yield of 81%...
July 18, 2017: Biotechnology Letters
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