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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651356/heterologous-expression-in-pichia-pastoris-and-biochemical-characterization-of-the-unmodified-sulfatase-from-fusarium-proliferatum-le1
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Svetlana A Korban, Kirill S Bobrov, Maria A Maynskova, Stanislav N Naryzhny, Olga L Vlasova, Elena V Eneyskaya, Anna A Kulmisnkaya
Sulfatases are a family of enzymes (sulfuric ester hydrolases, EC 3.1.6.-) that catalyze the hydrolysis of a wide array of sulfate esters. To date, despite the discovery of many sulfatase genes and the accumulation of data on numerous sulfated molecules, the number of characterized enzymes that are key players in sulfur metabolism remains extremely limited. While mammalian sulfatases are well studied due to their involvement in a wide range of normal and pathological biological processes, lower eukaryotic sulfatases, especially fungal sulfatases, have not been thoroughly investigated at the biochemical and structural level...
June 23, 2017: Protein Engineering, Design & Selection: PEDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651306/heme-oxygenase-1-induction-and-anti-inflammatory-actions-of-atractylodes-macrocephala-and-taraxacum-herba-extracts-prevented-colitis-and-was-more-effective-than-sulfasalazine-in-preventing-relapse
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Kyu-Hyun Han, Jong-Min Park, Migyeong Jeong, Young-Min Han, Eun-Jin Go, Juyeon Park, Hocheol Kim, Jae Gab Han, Oran Kwon, Ki Baik Hahm
Background/Aims: In inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), repeated bouts of remission and relapse occur in patients and can impose a risk of colitis-associated cancer. We hypothesized that plant extracts of Atractylodes macrocephala (AM) or Taraxacum herba (TH) may be better than sulfasalazine for treating this disease because these extracts can promote additional regeneration. Methods: Murine intestinal epithelial IEC-6 cells were pretreated with AM or TH before a lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced challenge...
June 27, 2017: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651046/a-heparan-sulfate-microarray-reveals-that-heparan-sulfate-protein-binding-exhibit-different-ligand-requirements
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Chengli Zong, Andre Venot, Xiuru Li, Weigang Lu, Wenyuan Xiao, Josetti Lynn Wilkes, Catherina L Salanga, Tracy M Handel, Lianchun Wang, Margreet A Wolfert, Geert-Jan Boons
Heparan sulfates (HS) are linear sulfated polysaccharides that modulate a wide range of physiological and disease-processes. Variations in HS epimerization and sulfation provide enormous structural diversity, which is believed to underpin protein binding and regulatory properties. The ligand requirements of HS-binding proteins have, however, been defined in only a few cases. We describe here a synthetic methodology that can rapidly provide a library of well-defined HS oligosaccharides. It is based on the use of modular disaccharides to assemble several selectively protected tetrasaccharides that were subjected to selective chemical modifications such as regioselective O- and N-sulfation and selective de-sulfation...
June 26, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650619/dual-alkali-solvent-system-for-co2-capture-from-flue-gas
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Yang Li, H Paul Wang, Chang-Yu Liao, Xinglei Zhao, Tung-Li Hsiung, Shou-Heng Liu, Shih-Ger Ted Chang
A novel two-aqueous-phase CO2 capture system, namely Dual Alkali Solvent (DAS) system, has been developed. Unlike traditional solvent-based CO2 capture systems in which the same solvent is used for both CO2 absorption and stripping, the solvent of the DAS system consists of two aqueous phases. The upper phase, which contains an organic alkali 1-(2-hydroxyethyl) piperazine (HEP), is used for CO2 absorption. The lower phase, which consists of a mixture of K2CO3/KHCO3 aqueous solution and KHCO3 precipitate, is used for CO2 stripping...
June 26, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650567/controllable-interlayer-spacing-of-sulfur-doped-graphitic-carbon-nanosheets-for-fast-sodium-ion-batteries
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Guoqiang Zou, Chao Wang, Hongshuai Hou, Chiwei Wang, Xiaoqing Qiu, Xiaobo Ji
The electrochemical behaviors of current graphitic carbons are seriously restricted by its low surface area and insufficient interlayer spacing for sodium-ion batteries. Here, sulfur-doped graphitic carbon nanosheets are reported by utilizing sodium dodecyl sulfate as sulfur resource and graphitization additive, showing a controllable interlayer spacing range from 0.38 to 0.41 nm and a high specific surface area up to 898.8 m(2) g(-1) . The obtained carbon exhibits an extraordinary electrochemical activity for sodium-ion storage with a large reversible capacity of 321...
June 26, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650443/sulfated-glycopeptide-nanostructures-for-multipotent-protein-activation
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Sungsoo S Lee, Timmy Fyrner, Feng Chen, Zaida Álvarez, Eduard Sleep, Danielle S Chun, Joseph A Weiner, Ralph W Cook, Ryan D Freshman, Michael S Schallmo, Karina M Katchko, Andrew D Schneider, Justin T Smith, Chawon Yun, Gurmit Singh, Sohaib Z Hashmi, Mark T McClendon, Zhilin Yu, Stuart R Stock, Wellington K Hsu, Erin L Hsu, Samuel I Stupp
Biological systems have evolved to utilize numerous proteins with capacity to bind polysaccharides for the purpose of optimizing their function. A well-known subset of these proteins with binding domains for the highly diverse sulfated polysaccharides are important growth factors involved in biological development and tissue repair. We report here on supramolecular sulfated glycopeptide nanostructures, which display a trisulfated monosaccharide on their surfaces and bind five critical proteins with different polysaccharide-binding domains...
June 19, 2017: Nature Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649029/determination-of-chemical-oxygen-demand-cod-using-an-alternative-wet-chemical-method-free-of-mercury-and-dichromate
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Marit Kolb, Müfit Bahadir, Burkhard Teichgräber
Worldwide, the standard methods for the determination of the important wastewater parameter chemical oxygen demand (COD) are still based on the use of the hazardous chemicals, mercury sulfate and chromium(VI). However, due to their properties they are meanwhile classified as "priority pollutants" and shall be phased out or banned in the frame of REACH (current European Chemical Law: Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and restriction of Chemicals) by the European Union. Hence, a new wet-chemical method free of mercury and chromium(VI) was developed...
June 13, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648907/sulfated-dehydropolymer-of-caffeic-acid-in-vitro-anti-lung-cell-death-activity-and-in-vivo-intervention-in-emphysema-induced-by-vegf-receptor-blockade
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Tien M Truong, Hua Li, Sneha Dhapare, Umesh R Desai, Nobert F Voelkel, Masahiro Sakagami
Induced lung cell death and impaired hypoxia-inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) signaling are proposed as a pathobiologic mechanism for alveolar structural destruction and loss in emphysema. We hypothesized that our sulfated dehydropolymer of caffeic acid, CDSO3, exerts anti-cell death activities and therapeutic interventions in emphysema by virtue of Fe(2+) chelation-based HIF-1α/VEGF stabilization and elevation. The Fe(2+) chelating activity was determined in the chromogenic ferrozine-Fe(2+) chelation inhibitory assay...
June 22, 2017: Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648862/octacosanol-educes-physico-chemical-attributes-release-and-bioavailability-as-modified-nanocrystals
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Surashree Sen Gupta, Mahua Ghosh
Octacosanol is a lesser known nutraceutical with the potential for treatment of several inflammatory diseases, high cholesterol, Parkinson's symptoms and tumour growth along with the capacity to improve athletic performance. But its lipophilicity and large structure inhibits extended solubility in water resulting in poor absorption and a low bioavailability. In the present work, sodium salt of octacosyl sulfate was synthesized. It displayed improved water solubility. Its nanocrystals, synthesized by means of nanoprecipitation technique, enhanced diffusion velocity, antioxidant capacity, shelf-life, penetrability and bioavailability...
June 22, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648610/glycan-activation-of-a-sheddase-electrostatic-recognition-between-heparin-and-prommp-7
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Yan G Fulcher, Stephen H Prior, Sayaka Masuko, Lingyun Li, Dennis Pu, Fuming Zhang, Robert J Linhardt, Steven R Van Doren
Heparan sulfate proteoglycans activate the matrix metalloproteinase-7 zymogen (proMMP-7) and recruit it in order to shed proteins from cell surfaces. This occurs in uterine and mammary epithelia, bacterial killing, lung healing, and tumor cell signaling. Basic tracks on proMMP-7 recognize polyanionic heparin, according to nuclear magnetic resonance and mutations disruptive of maturation. Contacts and proximity measurements guided docking of a heparin octasaccharide to proMMP-7. The reducing end fits into a basic pocket in the pro-domain while the chain continues toward the catalytic domain...
June 12, 2017: Structure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648139/mutagenic-analysis-of-an-adeno-associated-virus-variant-capable-of-simultaneously-promoting-immune-resistance-and-robust-gene-delivery
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Yoojin Kim, Eunmi Kim, Seokmin Oh, Ye-Eun Yoon, Jae-Hyung Jang
In addition to the ability to boost gene delivery efficiency in many therapeutically relevant cells, the capability of circumventing neutralizing antibody (NAb) inactivation is a key prerequisite that gene carriers must fulfill for their extensive applications as therapeutic agents in many gene therapy trials, especially for cancer treatments. This study revealed that a genetically engineered adeno-associated viral (AAV) variant, AAVr3.45, inherently possesses dual beneficial properties as a gene carrier: i) efficiently delivering therapeutic genes to many clinically valuable cells (e...
June 24, 2017: Human Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648050/ruthenium-nanoparticles-mediated-electrocatalytic-reduction-of-uo22-ions-for-its-rapid-and-sensitive-detection-in-natural-waters
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Ruma Gupta, Mahesh Sundararajan, Jayashree S Gamare
Reduction of UO22+ ions to U4+ ions is difficult due to involvement of two axially bonded oxygen atoms, and often requires a catalyst to lower the activation barrier. The noble metal nanoparticles (NPs) exhibit high electrocatalytic activity, and could be employed for the sensitive and rapid quantifications of U022+ ions in the aqueous matrix. Therefore, the Pd, Ru and Rh NPs decorated glassy carbon electrode were examined for their efficacy toward electrocatalytic reduction of UO22+ ions, and observed that Ru NPs mediate efficiently the electro-reduction of UO22+ ions...
June 24, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647878/selection-of-zygosaccharomyces-rouxii-strains-resistant-to-cadmium-with-improved-removal-abilities-through-ultraviolet-diethyl-sulfate-cooperative-mutagenesis
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Yu Liu, Ying Xu, Dongfeng Wang, Wei Jiang
Cd(2+) resistance and bioaccumulation capacity were selected from parental Zygosaccharomyces rouxii (CRZ-0) while maintaining NaCl tolerance using protoplast mutagenesis technology. Ultraviolet-diethyl sulfate (UV-DES) cooperative mutagenesis, followed by preliminary screening and rescreening, was used to select the mutant strain CRZ-9. CRZ-9 grew better than CRZ-0 in YPD medium with 20 or 50 mg L(-1) of Cd(2+). Scanning electron microscopy observations and flow cytometry tests indicated that CRZ-9 was more effective at eliminating reactive oxygen species (ROS) generated by Cd(2+), which led to less cellular structural damage and lower lethality...
June 25, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647259/effect-of-current-emission-abatement-strategies-on-air-quality-improvement-in-china-a-case-study-of-baotou-a-typical-industrial-city-in-inner-mongolia
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Xionghui Qiu, Lei Duan, Siyi Cai, Qian Yu, Shuxiao Wang, Fahe Chai, Jian Gao, Yanping Li, Zhaoming Xu
The national Air Pollution Prevention and Control Action Plan required significant decreases in PM2.5 levels over China. To explore more effective emission abatement strategies in industrial cities, a case study was conducted in Baotou to evaluate the current national control measures. The total emissions of SO2, NOX, PM2.5 and NMVOC (non-methane volatile organic compounds) in Baotou were 211.2Gg, 156.1Gg, 28.8Gg, and 48.5Gg, respectively in 2013, and they would experience a reduction of 30.4%, 26.6%, 15.1%, and 8...
July 2017: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647255/influence-of-coagulation-mechanisms-and-floc-formation-on-filterability
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Ruyuan Jiao, Rolando Fabris, Christopher W K Chow, Mary Drikas, John van Leeuwen, Dongsheng Wang, Zhizhen Xu
Minimizing particles in water is a key goal for improving drinking water quality and safety. The media filtration process, as the last step of the solid-liquid separation process, is largely influenced by the characteristics of flocs, which are formed and controlled within the coagulation process. In a laboratory-based study, the impacts of the physical characteristics of flocs formed using aluminum sulfate on the filtration treatment of two comparative water samples were investigated using a photometric dispersion analyzer and a filterability apparatus...
July 2017: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647240/ammonia-and-greenhouse-gas-emissions-from-a-subtropical-wheat-field-under-different-nitrogen-fertilization-strategies
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Shuai Liu, Jim J Wang, Zhou Tian, Xudong Wang, Stephen Harrison
Minimizing soil ammonia (NH3) and nitrous oxide (N2O) emission factors (EFs) has significant implications in regional air quality and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions besides nitrogen (N) nutrient loss. The aim of this study was to investigate the impacts of different N fertilizer treatments of conventional urea, polymer-coated urea, ammonia sulfate, urease inhibitor (NBPT, N-(n-butyl) thiophosphoric triamide)-treated urea, and nitrification inhibitor (DCD, dicyandiamide)-treated urea on emissions of NH3 and GHGs from subtropical wheat cultivation...
July 2017: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647239/fluoride-removal-by-al-ti-and-fe-hydroxides-and-coexisting-ion-effect
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Jianfeng Zhang, Timothy E Brutus, Jiemin Cheng, Xiaoguang Meng
Batch experiments were conducted to evaluate fluoride removal by Al, Fe, and Ti-based coagulants and adsorbents, as well as the effects of coexisting ions and formation of aluminum-fluoride complexes on fluoride removal by co-precipitation with alum (Al2(SO4)3·18H2O). Aluminum sulfate was more efficient than the other coagulants for fluoride removal in the pH range between 6 and 8. Nano-crystalline TiO2 was more effective for fluoride removal than Al and Fe hydroxides in a pH range of 3-5. Coexisting anions in water decreased the removal of fluoride in the order: phosphate (2...
July 2017: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647230/effect-of-barium-sulfate-modification-on-the-so2-tolerance-of-v2o5-tio2-catalyst-for-nh3-scr-reaction
#18
Tengfei Xu, Xiaodong Wu, Xuesong Liu, Li Cao, Qiwei Lin, Duan Weng
Sulfur poisoning of V2O5/BaSO4-TiO2 (VBT), V2O5/WO3-TiO2 (VWT) and V2O5/BaSO4-WO3-TiO2 (VBWT) catalysts was performed in wet air at 350°C for 3hr, and activities for the selective catalytic reduction of NOx with NH3 were evaluated for 200-500°C. The VBT catalyst showed higher NOx conversions after sulfur poisoning than the other two catalysts. The introduction of barium sulfate contributed to strong acid sites for the as-received catalyst, and eliminated the redox cycle of active vanadium oxide to some extent, which resulted in a certain loss of activity...
July 2017: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646662/estimation-of-the-molar-absorption-coefficient-of-copper-salicylate-within-the-spectral-range-300-350nm
#19
N L Lavrik, N U Mulloev
Additional absorption was detected in absorption spectra within the range 300-350nm after addition of copper sulfate CuSO4(aq) to a solution of sodium salicylate NaНSal (рН=7.8). The additional maximum absorption was observed at 320nm. Assuming that the additional absorption depends on the formation of copper salicylate CuSal, the molar absorption coefficient εCuSal of this complex was determined to be (3.8±0.02)·10(3)М(-1)сm(-1). This value is almost equal to that of monoanion HSal(-), εHSal-=(3.6±0...
June 7, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646634/marinisporobacter-balticus-gen-nov-sp-nov-desulfosporosinus-nitroreducens-sp-nov-and-desulfosporosinus-fructosivorans-sp-nov-new-spore-forming-bacteria-isolated-from-subsurface-sediments-of-the-baltic-sea
#20
Verona Vandieken, Helge Niemann, Bert Engelen, Heribert Cypionka
Four novel Gram-stain-positive, endospore-forming bacteria of the order Clostridiales were isolated from subsurface sediments sampled during International Ocean Discovery Program Expedition 347 to the Baltic Sea. One strain (59.4MT) grew as an obligate heterotroph by aerobic respiration and anaerobically by fermentation. Optimum growth was observed with 0.5 % NaCl at 25 °C and pH 7.0-7.3. Analysis of 16S rRNA gene sequences of 59.4MT revealed Alkaliphilus transvaalensis (92.3 % identity), Candidatus Geosporobacter ferrireducens (92...
June 20, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
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