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DSC protein

Pakkawat Detchewa, Masubon Thongngam, Jay-Lin Jane, Onanong Naivikul
The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of soy protein isolate on functional properties and consumer acceptance of gluten-free rice spaghetti (GFRS) made from rice flour. Dry-milled high-amylose (Chai Nat 1) rice flour was premixed with dry-milled waxy (RD 6) rice flour at a ratio of 90:10 (w/w) with the soy protein isolate (SPI) concentration varying between 0, 2.5, 5.0, 7.5, 10.0 %, db. The GFRS formulation was processed using a co-rotating twin-screw extruder up to 95 °C with a screw speed of 220 rpm, 32 % moisture content, and then dried at 40 °C...
September 2016: Journal of Food Science and Technology
Sashka Krumova, Svetla Todinova, Deyan Mavrov, Pencho Marinov, Vassia Atanassova, Krassimir Atanassov, Stefka G Taneva
BACKGROUND: Biological microcalorimetry has entered into a phase where its potential for disease diagnostics is readily recognized. A wide variety of oncological and immunological disorders have been characterized by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and characteristic thermodynamic profiles were reported. Now the challenge before DSC is not the experimental data collection but the development of analysis protocols for reliable data stratification/classification and discrimination of disease specific features (calorimetric markers)...
October 15, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
Mohammad Rehan Ajmal, Tajalli Ilm Chandel, Parvez Alam, Nida Zaidi, Masihuz Zaman, Saima Nusrat, Mohsin Vahid Khan, Mohammad Khursheed Siddiqi, Yasser E Shahein, Mohamed H Mahmoud, Gamal Badr, Rizwan Hasan Khan
Studying amyloid associated neurodegenerative diseases is an active area of research. Cure for these diseases are still to be discovered. In the present study we have performed comprehensive biophysical and computational experiments showing levodopa not only significantly inhibits heat induced fibrillization of human serum albumin but also disaggregates preformed fibrils. Thioflavin T (ThT) binding assay was used to monitor the fibrillation process of human serum albumin (HSA) at 65°C in the presence and absence of levodopa...
October 12, 2016: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
José L Neira, Encarnación Medina-Carmona, José G Hernández-Cifre, Laia Montoliu-Gaya, Ana Cámara-Artigás, Ilham Seffouh, Florence Gonnet, Régis Daniel, Sandra Villegas, José García de la Torre, Angel L Pey, Fuchuan Li
Sulfatases catalyze hydrolysis of sulfate groups. They have a key role in regulating the sulfation states that determine the function of several scaffold molecules. Currently, there are not studies of the conformational stability of endosulfatases. In this work, we describe the structural features and conformational stability of a 4-O-endosulfatase (EndoV) from a marine bacterium, which removes specifically the 4-O-sulfate from chondroitin sulfate/dermatan sulfate. For that purpose, we have used several biophysical techniques, namely, fluorescence, circular dichroism (CD), FTIR spectroscopy, analytical ultracentrifugation (AUC), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), mass spectrometry (MS), dynamic light scattering (DLS) and size exclusion chromatography (SEC)...
September 27, 2016: Biochimie
Kiran Deshmukh, Yuveraj Singh Tanwar, Shailendra Sharma, Pravin Shende, Roberta Cavalli
The aim of the present work was to develop lysozyme impregnated surface-active nanosponges to maintain its conformational stability and break bacterial cell walls by catalyzing the hydrolysis of 1,4-β-linkages between N-acetyl-d-glucosamine and N-acetylmuramic acid residues present in peptidoglycan layer surrounding the bacterial cell membrane, and for controlling the release of calcium in hypocalcemia condition. Different carbonyl diimidazole cross-linked β-cyclodextrin nanosponges with and without CaCO3 and CMC were prepared by polymer condensation method...
September 26, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
Soher Nagi Jayash, Najihah Mohd Hashim, Misni Misran, N A Baharuddin
The osteoprotegerin (OPG) system plays a critical role in bone remodelling by regulating osteoclast formation and activity. The study aimed to determine the physicochemical properties and biocompatibility of a newly formulated OPG-chitosan gel. The OPG-chitosan gel was formulated using human OPG protein and water-soluble chitosan. The physicochemical properties were determined using Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). Gel morphology was determined using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and then it was subjected to a protein release assay and biodegradability test...
September 29, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
Qurat-Ul-Ain, Khalid Mahmood Zia, Fatima Zia, Muhammad Ali, Saima Rehman, Mohammad Zuber
Lipids are the main source of energy and widely used for various applications. In this review, the modification of lipids by using them in combination with other biomaterials like natural and synthetic polymers is elaborated. These new blends have characteristic features of both polymers and are characterized by different techniques (NMR, DSC, TGA, IR and Raman spectroscopy etc.) to understand their structure, properties and functional behavior. Lipids are hydrophobic, have anti-oxidant and anti-bacterial properties and thus impart hydrophobicity and flexibility to the polymers...
September 21, 2016: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
Ziye Zhang, Yuling Yang, Peng Zhou, Xing Zhang, Jingyu Wang
The effects of high pressure (HP) treatment (100-500MPa) on conformation and gelation properties of myofibrillar protein (MP) were investigated. As pressure increased (0.1-500MPa), α-helix and β-sheet changed into random coil and β-turn, proteins unfolded to expose interior hydrophobic and sulfhydryl groups, therefore surface hydrophobicity and formation of disulfide bonds were strengthened. At 200MPa, protein solubility and gel hardness reached their maximum value, particle size had minimum value, and gel microstructure was dense and uniform...
February 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
Ruipu Xin, Suijian Qi, Chaoxi Zeng, Faez Iqbal Khan, Bo Yang, Yonghua Wang
In this study, the natural deep eutectic solvents (NADESs) based on trehalose and choline chloride have been prepared to enhance the protein thermostability. The results of fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and (1)H nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy suggested that there were intensive hydrogen-bonding interactions between trehalose and choline chloride in TCCL3-DES and TCCL3-DES75. The physicochemical properties of TCCL3-DES and TCCL3-DES75 were investigated in the temperature range of 293.15-363...
February 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
Nam Ah Kim, In Bok An, Hye Seong Lim, Sang In Yang, Seong Hoon Jeong
A newly developed hybrid Fc (hyFc) is a non-immunogenic and non-cytolytic Fc with intact Ig structure derived from human IgD and IgG4. It is fused with the human growth hormone (GXD-9) and was evaluated by various biophysical techniques. Two thermal transitions were evident by DSC, reflecting the unfolding of IgG4 and the conjugated protein. The highest Tm of the initial GXD-9 was 68.17°C and the Tm of the two domains were around 66°C and 70°C. Although Tm increased with decreasing concentration, which reflects increasing conformational stability, aggregation issues were still observed by DLS...
September 19, 2016: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
Joachim Seelig, Hans-Joachim Schönfeld
Thermally-induced protein unfolding is commonly described with the two-state model. This model assumes only two types of protein molecules in solution, the native (N) and the denatured, unfolded (U) protein. In reality, protein unfolding is a multistep process, even if intermediate states are only sparsely populated. As an alternative approach we explore the Zimm-Bragg theory, originally developed for the α-helix-to-random coil transition of synthetic polypeptides. The theory includes intermediate structures with concentrations determined by the cooperativity of the unfolding reaction...
January 2016: Quarterly Reviews of Biophysics
Hossein Soleymani, Ali A Saboury, Ali A Moosavi-Movahedi, Fatemeh Rahmani, Javad Maleki, Saeid Yousefinejad, Parvaneh Maghami
Changes in human environment and lifestyle over the last century have caused a dramatic increase in the occurrence of diabetes. Research of past decades illustrated that vitamin D and E have a key role in the improvement of diabetes by reducing oxidative stress, protein glycosylation, insulin resistance and also improving beta cell function. Binding properties and conformational changes of human insulin upon interaction with vitamins D3 and E (α-tocopherol) were investigated by spectroscopy, differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and molecular dynamic simulation...
September 15, 2016: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
Trang Vu, Ye Xue, Trinh Vuong, Matthew Erbe, Christopher Bennet, Ben Palazzo, Lucas Popielski, Nelson Rodriguez, Xiao Hu
This study reports the formation of biocompatible hydrogels using protein polymers from natural silk cocoon fibroins and sheep wool keratins. Silk fibroin protein contains β-sheet secondary structures, allowing for the formation of physical cross-linkers in the hydrogels. Comparative studies were performed on two groups of samples. In the first group, ultrasonication was used to induce a quick gelation of a protein aqueous solution, enhancing the ability of Bombyx mori silk fibroin chains to quickly entrap the wool keratin protein molecules homogenously...
2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Aleksandra Kezwoń, Ilona Góral, Tomasz Frączyk, Kamil Wojciechowski
We describe the effect of three synthetic surfactants (anionic - sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS), cationic - cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB) and nonionic - Triton X-100 (TX-100)) on surface properties of the type I calf skin collagen at the air/water interface in acidic solutions (pH 1.8). The protein concentration was fixed at 5×10(-6)molL(-1) and the surfactant concentration was varied in the range 5×10(-6)molL(-1)-1×10(-4)molL(-1), producing the protein/surfactant mixtures with molar ratios of 1:1, 1:2, 1:5, 1:10 and 1:20...
August 31, 2016: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
M R Moreno, T S Tabitha, J Nirmal, K Radhakrishnan, C H Yee, S Lim, S Venkatraman, R Agrawal
The anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) agents such as ranibizumab (Lucentis®) and aflibercept (EyLea®) are currently used as monthly or bimonthly intravitreal injections to treat potentially blinding retinal diseases such as wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) or diabetic macular edema (DME). Because of the complications associated with repeated intra-vitreal injections, there is considerable interest in developing a sustained delivery system. The purpose of this study was to examine the stability of both therapeutic proteins under physiological conditions as well as when incorporated into drug delivery systems (DDS)...
September 8, 2016: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
Jianfeng Zhou, Dandan Zheng, Fengxiu Zhang, Guangxian Zhang
In this paper, reactive -NH2 groups (8.36×10(-6)mol/g fabric) were introduced to the surface of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) fabrics by a nitration and reduction method, and epoxy groups were introduced to silkworm pupa protein (SPP) by reaction with epoxy chloropropane. PET-SPP composite fabrics were then prepared by reaction of these two precursors. The results showed that the SPP was firmly grafted onto the PET fabric surface and that the hydrophilicity of the fabric was markedly improved by the grafting of SPP...
December 1, 2016: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
Nam Ah Kim, Sharvron Hada, Ritu Thapa, Seong Hoon Jeong
Even though arginine monohydrochloride (ArgHCl) is a useful additive for protein stabilization, its mechanism is not yet fully elucidated. Moreover, there is a concern that ArgHCl may be a protein denaturant since it decreases transition melting temperature (Tm) of certain proteins. It contains a guanidinium group, a critical structure for denaturating activity of guanidine hydrochloride (GndHCl). Effects of ArgHCl, GndHCl, and creatinine on a model protein, etanercept, were examined by biophysical analyses including DLS, DSC, FT-IR, microviscometer, and SEC...
September 3, 2016: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
Marinalva Cardoso Dos Santos, Yasmine Miguel Serafini Micheletto, Nadya Pesce da Silveira, Luciano da Silva Pinto, Fernando Carlos Giacomelli, Vânia Rodrigues de Lima, Tiago Elias Allievi Frizon, Alexandre Gonçalves Dal-Bó
This study examined the physicochemical interactions between vesicles formed by phosphatidylcholine (PC) and glycosylated polymeric amphiphile N-acetyl-β-d-glucosaminyl-PEG900-docosanate (C22PEG900GlcNAc) conjugated with Bauhinia variegata lectin (BVL). Lectins are proteins or glycoproteins capable of binding glycosylated membrane components. Accordingly, the surface functionalization by such entities is considered a potential strategy for targeted drug delivery. We observed increased hydrodynamic radii (RH) of PC+C22PEG900GlcNAc vesicles in the presence of lectins, suggesting that this aggregation was due to the interaction between lectins and the vesicular glycosylated surfaces...
August 30, 2016: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
Qianqian Yu, Huiyu Tian, Kun Yue, Jiajia Liu, Bing Zhang, Xugang Li, Zhaojun Ding
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are recognized as important regulators of cell division and differentiation. The Arabidopsis thaliana P-loop NTPase encoded by APP1 affects root stem cell niche identity through its control of local ROS homeostasis. The disruption of APP1 is accompanied by a reduction in ROS level, a rise in the rate of cell division in the quiescent center (QC) and the promotion of root distal stem cell (DSC) differentiation. Both the higher level of ROS induced in the app1 mutant by exposure to methyl viologen (MV), and treatment with hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) rescued the mutant phenotype, implying that both the increased rate of cell division in the QC and the enhancement in root DSC differentiation can be attributed to a low level of ROS...
September 2016: PLoS Genetics
Bahram Amiri, Marzieh Ghollasi, Mohsen Shahrousvand, Mehdi Kamali, Ali Salimi
Tissue engineering has attracted a great deal of interest by combining fibrous scaffolds and stem cells regarding bone regeneration applications. In the present study, polymeric fibrous polyethersulphone-polyethylene glycol (PES-PEG) was fabricated by electrospinning. It was then treated with NH3 plasma to enhance surface hydrophilicity, cell attachment, growth and differentiation potential. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) measurements were used to evaluate the modification of the scaffold's surface chemistry...
August 26, 2016: Differentiation; Research in Biological Diversity
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