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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653983/isoprenoids-from-the-soft-coral-sarcophyton-glaucum
#1
Chih-Hua Chao, Wen-Liang Li, Chiung-Yao Huang, Atallah F Ahmed, Chang-Feng Dai, Yang-Chang Wu, Mei-Chin Lu, Chih-Chuang Liaw, Jyh-Horng Sheu
Five new isoprenoids, 3,4,8,16-tetra-epi-lobocrasol (1), 1,15β-epoxy-deoxysarcophine (2), 3,4-dihydro-4α,7β,8α-trihydroxy-Δ²-sarcophine (3), ent-sarcophyolide E (4), and 16-deacetyl- halicrasterol B (5) and ten known compounds 6‒15, were characterized from the marine soft coral Sarcophyton glaucum, collected off Taitung coastline. Their structures were defined by analyzing spectra data, especially 2D NMR and electronic circular dichroism (ECD). The structure of the known compound lobocrasol (7) was revised...
June 27, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653982/the-deep-sea-polyextremophile-halobacteroides-lacunaris-tb21-rough-type-lps-structure-and-inhibitory-activity-towards-toxic-lps
#2
Flaviana Di Lorenzo, Angelo Palmigiano, Ida Paciello, Mateusz Pallach, Domenico Garozzo, Maria-Lina Bernardini, Violetta La Cono, Michail M Yakimov, Antonio Molinaro, Alba Silipo
The structural characterization of the lipopolysaccharide (LPS) from extremophiles has important implications in several biomedical and therapeutic applications. The polyextremophile Gram-negative bacterium Halobacteroideslacunaris TB21, isolated from one of the most extreme habitats on our planet, the deep-sea hypersaline anoxic basin Thetis, represents a fascinating microorganism to investigate in terms of its LPS component. Here we report the elucidation of the full structure of the R-type LPS isolated from H...
June 27, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644408/isolation-and-selection-of-microalgal-strains-from-natural-water-sources-in-viet-nam-with-potential-for-edible-oil-production
#3
Tran Yen Thao, Dinh Thi Nhat Linh, Vo Chi Si, Taylor W Carter, Russell T Hill
Industrial vegetable oil production in Viet Nam depends on oil seeds and crude plant oils that are currently more than 90% imported. As the first step in investigating the feasibility of using microalgae to provide Viet Nam with a domestic source of oil for food and edible oil industries, fifty lipid-producing microalgae were isolated and characterized. The microalgae were isolated from water sources ranging from freshwater to brackish and marine waters from a wide geographic distribution in Viet Nam. Initial analyses showed that 20 of the 50 strains had good growth rates, produced high biomass and had high lipid content, ranging up to 50% of dry weight biomass...
June 23, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640204/fucoidan-does-not-exert-anti-tumorigenic-effects-on-uveal-melanoma-cell-lines
#4
Michaela Dithmer, Anna-Maria Kirsch, Elisabeth Richert, Sabine Fuchs, Fanlu Wang, Harald Schmidt, Sarah E Coupland, Johann Roider, Alexa Klettner
BACKGROUND: The polysaccharide fucoidan is widely investigated as an anti-cancer agent. Here, we tested the effect of fucoidan on uveal melanoma cell lines. METHODS: The effect of 100 µM fucoidan was investigated on five cell lines (92.1, Mel270 OMM1, OMM2.3, OMM2.5) and of 1 µg/mL-1 mg/mL fucoidan in two cell lines (OMM1, OMM2.3). Cell proliferation and viability were investigated with a WST-1 assay, migration in a wound healing (scratch) assay. Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) was measured in ELISA...
June 22, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635662/development-of-a-dunaliella-tertiolecta-strain-with-increased-zeaxanthin-content-using-random-mutagenesis
#5
Minjae Kim, Junhak Ahn, Hancheol Jeon, EonSeon Jin
Zeaxanthin is a xanthophyll pigment that is regarded as one of the best carotenoids for the prevention and treatment of degenerative diseases. In the worldwide natural products market, consumers prefer pigments that have been produced from biological sources. In this study, a Dunaliella tertiolecta strain that has 10-15% higher cellular zeaxanthin content than the parent strain (zea1), was obtained by random mutagenesis using ethyl methanesulfonate (EMS) as a mutagen. This mutant, mp3, was grown under various salinities and light intensities to optimize culture conditions for zeaxanthin production...
June 21, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635658/asperentin-b-a-new-inhibitor-of-the-protein-tyrosine-phosphatase-1b
#6
Jutta Wiese, Hülya Aldemir, Rolf Schmaljohann, Tobias A M Gulder, Johannes F Imhoff
In the frame of studies on secondary metabolites produced by fungi from deep-sea environments we have investigated inhibitors of enzymes playing key roles in signaling cascades of biochemical pathways relevant for the treatment of diseases. Here we report on a new inhibitor of the human protein tyrosine phosphatase 1B (PTP1B), a target in the signaling pathway of insulin. A new asperentin analog is produced by an Aspergillussydowii strain isolated from the sediment of the deep Mediterranean Sea. Asperentin B (1) contains an additional phenolic hydroxy function at C-6 and exhibits an IC50 value against PTP1B of 2 μM in vitro, which is six times stronger than the positive control, suramin...
June 21, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635654/the-identification-of-a-sirt6-activator-from-brown-algae-fucus-distichus
#7
Minna K Rahnasto-Rilla, Padraig McLoughlin, Tomasz Kulikowicz, Maire Doyle, Vilhelm A Bohr, Maija Lahtela-Kakkonen, Luigi Ferrucci, Maria Hayes, Ruin Moaddel
Brown seaweeds contain many bioactive compounds, including polyphenols, polysaccharides, fucosterol, and fucoxantin. These compounds have several biological activities, including anti-inflammatory, hepatoprotective, anti-tumor, anti-hypertensive, and anti-diabetic activity, although in most cases their mechanisms of action are not understood. In this study, extracts generated from five brown algae (Fucus dichitus, Fucus vesiculosus (Linnaeus), Cytoseira tamariscofolia, Cytoseira nodacaulis, Alaria esculenta) were tested for their ability to activate SIRT6 resulting in H3K9 deacetylation...
June 21, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635651/effects-of-tetrodotoxin-in-mouse-models-of-visceral-pain
#8
Rafael González-Cano, Miguel Ángel Tejada, Antonia Artacho-Cordón, Francisco Rafael Nieto, José Manuel Entrena, John N Wood, Cruz Miguel Cendán
Visceral pain is very common and represents a major unmet clinical need for which current pharmacological treatments are often insufficient. Tetrodotoxin (TTX) is a potent neurotoxin that exerts analgesic actions in both humans and rodents under different somatic pain conditions, but its effect has been unexplored in visceral pain. Therefore, we tested the effects of systemic TTX in viscero-specific mouse models of chemical stimulation of the colon (intracolonic instillation of capsaicin and mustard oil) and intraperitoneal cyclophosphamide-induced cystitis...
June 21, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635649/the-sea-urchin-arbacia-lixula-a-novel-natural-source-of-astaxanthin
#9
Paola Cirino, Christophe Brunet, Martina Ciaravolo, Christian Galasso, Luigi Musco, Tomás Vega Fernández, Clementina Sansone, Alfonso Toscano
Several echinoderms, including sea urchins, are valuable sources of bioactive compounds but their nutraceutical potential is largely unexplored. In fact, the gonads of some sea urchin species contain antioxidants including carotenoids and polyhydroxylated naphthoquinones (PHNQ's), such as echinochrome A. Astaxanthin is known to have particular bioactivity for the prevention of neurodegenerative diseases. This carotenoid is produced by microalgae, while several marine invertebrates can bioaccumulate or synthetize it from metabolic precursors...
June 21, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635645/cembrene-diterpenoids-with-ether-linkages-from-sarcophyton-ehrenbergi-an-anti-proliferation-and-molecular-docking-assessment
#10
Mohamed-Elamir F Hegazy, Abdelsamed I Elshamy, Tarik A Mohamed, Ahmed R Hamed, Mahmoud A A Ibrahim, Shinji Ohta, Paul W Paré
Three new cembrene diterpenoids, sarcoehrenbergilid A-C (1-3), along with four known diterpenoids, sarcophine (4), (+)-7α,8β-dihydroxydeepoxysarcophine (5), sinulolide A (6), and sinulolide B (7), and one steroid, sardisterol (8), were isolated and characterized from a solvent extract of the Red Sea soft coral Sarcophyton ehrenbergi. Chemical structures were elucidated by NMR and MS analyses with absolute stereochemistry determined by X-ray analysis. Since these isolated cembrene diterpenes contained 10 or more carbons in a large flexible ring, conformer stabilities were examined based on density functional theory calculations...
June 21, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632184/crude-fucoidan-extracts-impair-angiogenesis-in-models-relevant-for-bone-regeneration-and-osteosarcoma-via-reduction-of-vegf-and-sdf-1
#11
Fanlu Wang, Harald Schmidt, Dijana Pavleska, Thees Wermann, Andreas Seekamp, Sabine Fuchs
The marine origin polysaccharide fucoidan combines multiple biological activities. As demonstrated by various studies in vitro and in vivo, fucoidans show anti-viral, anti-tumor, anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-coagulant properties, although the detailed molecular action remains to be elucidated. The aim of the present study is to assess the impact of crude fucoidan extracts, on the formation of vascular structures in co-culture models relevant for bone vascularization during bone repair and for vascularization processes in osteosarcoma...
June 20, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632169/the-novel-mechanisms-concerning-the-inhibitions-of-palmitate-induced-proinflammatory-factor-releases-and-endogenous-cellular-stress-with-astaxanthin-on-min6-%C3%AE-cells
#12
Atsuko Kitahara, Kazuto Takahashi, Naru Morita, Toshitaka Murashima, Hirohisa Onuma, Yoshikazu Sumitani, Toshiaki Tanaka, Takuma Kondo, Toshio Hosaka, Hitoshi Ishida
Astaxanthin, an antioxidant agent, can protect pancreatic β-cells of db/db mice from glucotoxicity and resolve chronic inflammation in adipose tissue. Nonetheless, the effects of astaxanthin on free-fatty-acid-induced inflammation and cellular stress in β-cells remain to be demonstrated. Meanwhile, palmitate enhances the secretion of pro-inflammatory adipokines monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) and VEGF120 (vascular endothelial growth factor). We therefore investigated the influence of astaxanthin on palmitate-stimulated MCP-1 and VEGF120 secretion in mouse insulinoma (MIN6) pancreatic β-cells...
June 20, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629190/biotechnological-potential-of-cold-adapted-pseudoalteromonas-spp-isolated-from-deep-sea-sponges
#13
Erik Borchert, Stephen Knobloch, Emilie Dwyer, Sinéad Flynn, Stephen A Jackson, Ragnar Jóhannsson, Viggó T Marteinsson, Fergal O'Gara, Alan D W Dobson
The marine genus Pseudoalteromonas is known for its versatile biotechnological potential with respect to the production of antimicrobials and enzymes of industrial interest. We have sequenced the genomes of three Pseudoalteromonas sp. strains isolated from different deep sea sponges on the Illumina MiSeq platform. The isolates have been screened for various industrially important enzymes and comparative genomics has been applied to investigate potential relationships between the isolates and their host organisms, while comparing them to free-living Pseudoalteromonas spp...
June 19, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629153/compositional-characteristics-and-in-vitro-evaluations-of-antioxidant-and-neuroprotective-properties-of-crude-extracts-of-fucoidan-prepared-from-compressional-puffing-pretreated-sargassum-crassifolium
#14
Wen-Ning Yang, Po-Wei Chen, Chun-Yung Huang
Fucoidan, a fucose-containing sulfated polysaccharide with diverse biological functions, is mainly recovered from brown algae. In this study, we utilized a compressional-puffing process (CPP) to pretreat Sargassum crassifolium (SC) and extracted fucoidans from SC by warm water. Three fucoidan extracts (SC1: puffing at 0 kg/cm²; SC2: puffing at 1.7 kg/cm²; and SC3: puffing at 6.3 kg/cm²) were obtained, and their composition, and antioxidant and neuroprotective activities were examined. The results suggest that CPP decreased the bulk density of algal samples, expanded the algal cellular structures, and eliminated the unpleasant algal odor...
June 18, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629124/microbial-diseases-of-bivalve-mollusks-infections-immunology-and-antimicrobial-defense
#15
REVIEW
Carla Zannella, Francesco Mosca, Francesca Mariani, Gianluigi Franci, Veronica Folliero, Marilena Galdiero, Pietro Giorgio Tiscar, Massimiliano Galdiero
A variety of bivalve mollusks (phylum Mollusca, class Bivalvia) constitute a prominent commodity in fisheries and aquacultures, but are also crucial in order to preserve our ecosystem's complexity and function. Bivalve mollusks, such as clams, mussels, oysters and scallops, are relevant bred species, and their global farming maintains a high incremental annual growth rate, representing a considerable proportion of the overall fishery activities. Bivalve mollusks are filter feeders; therefore by filtering a great quantity of water, they may bioaccumulate in their tissues a high number of microorganisms that can be considered infectious for humans and higher vertebrates...
June 17, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621761/production-of-chitin-from-penaeus-vannamei-by-products-to-pilot-plant-scale-using-a-combination-of-enzymatic-and-chemical-processes-and-subsequent-optimization-of-the-chemical-production-of-chitosan-by-response-surface-methodology
#16
José A Vázquez, Patrícia Ramos, Jesús Mirón, Jesus Valcarcel, Carmen G Sotelo, Ricardo I Pérez-Martín
The waste generated from shrimp processing contains valuable materials such as protein, carotenoids, and chitin. The present study describes a process at pilot plant scale to recover chitin from the cephalothorax of Penaeus vannamei using mild conditions. The application of a sequential enzymatic-acid-alkaline treatment yields 30% chitin of comparable purity to commercial sources. Effluents from the process are rich in protein and astaxanthin, and represent inputs for further by-product recovery. As a last step, chitin is deacetylated to produce chitosan; the optimal conditions are established by applying a response surface methodology (RSM)...
June 16, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621734/the-roles-of-spinochromes-in-four-shallow-water-tropical-sea-urchins-and-their-potential-as-bioactive-pharmacological-agents
#17
Lola Brasseur, Elise Hennebert, Laurence Fievez, Guillaume Caulier, Fabrice Bureau, Lionel Tafforeau, Patrick Flammang, Pascal Gerbaux, Igor Eeckhaut
Spinochromes are principally known to be involved in sea urchin pigmentation as well as for their potentially interesting pharmacological properties. To assess their biological role in sea urchin physiology, experiments are undertaken on crude extracts from four species and on four isolated spinochromes in order to test their antibacterial, antioxidant, inflammatory and cytotoxic activities. First, the antibacterial assays show that the use of crude extracts as representatives of antibacterial effects of spinochromes are inaccurate...
June 16, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621725/how-environmental-factors-affect-the-production-of-guanidine-alkaloids-by-the-mediterranean-sponge-crambe-crambe
#18
Eva Ternon, Erica Perino, Renata Manconi, Roberto Pronzato, Olivier P Thomas
Most marine sponges are known to produce a large array of low molecular-weight metabolites which have applications in the pharmaceutical industry. The production of so-called specialized metabolites may be closely related to environmental factors. In this context, assessing the contribution of factors like temperature, nutrients or light to the metabolomes of sponges provides relevant insights into their chemical ecology as well as the supply issue of natural sponge products. The sponge Crambe crambe was chosen as a model due to its high content of specialized metabolites belonging to polycyclic guanidine alkaloids (PGA)...
June 16, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617322/chondroitin-sulfate-rich-extract-of-skate-cartilage-attenuates-lipopolysaccharide-induced-liver-damage-in-mice
#19
Yeong Ok Song, Mijeong Kim, Minji Woo, Jang-Mi Baek, Keon-Hee Kang, Sang-Ho Kim, Seong-Soo Roh, Chan Hum Park, Kap-Seop Jeong, Jeong-Sook Noh
The protective effects of a chondroitin sulfate-rich extract (CSE) from skate cartilage against lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced hepatic damage were investigated, and its mechanism of action was compared with that of chondroitin sulfate (CS) from shark cartilage. ICR mice were orally administrated 200 mg/kg body weight (BW) of CS or 400 mg/kg BW of CSE for 3 consecutive days, followed by a one-time intraperitoneal injection of LPS (20 mg/kg BW). The experimental groups were vehicle treatment without LPS injection (NC group), vehicle treatment with LPS injection (LPS group), CS pretreatment with LPS injection (CS group), and CSE pretreatment with LPS injection (CSE group)...
June 15, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617320/crellasterones-a-and-b-a-norsterol-derivatives-from-the-new-caledonian-sponge-crella-incrustans
#20
Kavita Ragini, Andrew M Piggott, Peter Karuso
Two new steroids, crellasterones A (1) and B (2), together with the previously reported compound chalinasterol (3) and several nucleosides (4-7), were isolated from the sponge Crella incrustans, collected in New Caledonia. The structures of the new compounds were established by extensive NMR and mass spectroscopic analysis and revealed unprecedented marine natural products with a ring-contracted A-norsterone nucleus and 2-hydroxycyclopentenone chromophore. The absolute configurations were derived from electronic circular dichroism (ECD) measurements in conjunction with high-level density functional theory (DFT) calculations...
June 15, 2017: Marine Drugs
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