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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345029/tidal-heat-pulses-on-a-reef-trigger-a-fine-tuned-transcriptional-response-in-corals-to-maintain-homeostasis
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Lupita J Ruiz-Jones, Stephen R Palumbi
For reef-building corals, extreme stress exposure can result in loss of endosymbionts, leaving colonies bleached. However, corals in some habitats are commonly exposed to natural cycles of sub-bleaching stress, often leading to higher stress tolerance. We monitored transcription in the tabletop coral Acropora hyacinthus daily for 17 days over a strong tidal cycle that included extreme temperature spikes, and show that increases in temperature above 30.5°C triggered a strong transcriptional response. The transcriptomic time series data allowed us to identify a set of genes with coordinated expression that were activated only on days with strong tides, high temperature, and large diel pH and oxygen changes...
March 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344644/strategies-for-using-nanoprobes-to-perceive-and-treat-cancer-activity-a-review
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Byunghoon Kang, Aastha Kukreja, Daesub Song, Yong-Min Huh, Seungjoo Haam
Nanomedicine has seen a significant increase in research on stimuli-responsive activatable nanoprobes for tumor-specific delivery and diagnosis. The tumor microenvironment has particular characteristics that can be exploited to implement therapeutic strategies based on disparities between normal tissues and tumor tissues, including differences in pH, oxygenation, enzymatic expression, gene activation/inactivation, and vasculature. The nanocarriers of activatable nanoparticles maintain their structure while circulating in the body and, upon reaching the tumor site, are altered by unique tumoral stimuli, leading to the release of a drug or other agent...
2017: Journal of Biological Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343745/feasibility-of-sulfate-calcined-eggshells-for-removing-pathogenic-bacteria-and-antibiotic-resistance-genes-from-landfill-leachates
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Mao Ye, Mingming Sun, Xu Chen, Yanfang Feng, Jinzhong Wan, Kuan Liu, Da Tian, Manqiang Liu, Jun Wu, Arthur P Schwab, Xin Jiang
High abundance of human pathogen and antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) in landfill leachate has become an emerging threat against human health. Therefore, sulfate- and calcination-modified eggshells as green agricultural bioresource were applied to test the feasibility of removing pathogenic bacteria and ARGs from leachate. The highest removal of Escherichia coli (E. coil) and gentamycin resistant gene (gmrA) from artificial contaminated landfill leachate was achieved by the application of eggshell with combined treatment of sulfate and calcination...
March 23, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343058/butyric-acid-production-from-lignocellulosic-biomass-hydrolysates-by-engineered-clostridium-tyrobutyricum-overexpressing-xylose-catabolism-genes-for-glucose-and-xylose-co-utilization
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Hongxin Fu, Shang-Tian Yang, Minqi Wang, Jufang Wang, I-Ching Tang
Clostridium tyrobutyricum can utilize glucose and xylose as carbon source for butyric acid production. However, xylose catabolism is inhibited by glucose, hampering butyric acid production from lignocellulosic biomass hydrolysates containing both glucose and xylose. In this study, an engineered strain of C. tyrobutyricum Ct-pTBA overexpressing heterologous xylose catabolism genes (xylT, xylA, and xylB) was investigated for co-utilizing glucose and xylose present in hydrolysates of plant biomass, including soybean hull, corn fiber, wheat straw, rice straw, and sugarcane bagasse...
March 15, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342718/noisy-response-to-antibiotic-stress-predicts-subsequent-single-cell-survival-in-an-acidic-environment
#5
Karin Mitosch, Georg Rieckh, Tobias Bollenbach
Antibiotics elicit drastic changes in microbial gene expression, including the induction of stress response genes. While certain stress responses are known to "cross-protect" bacteria from other stressors, it is unclear whether cellular responses to antibiotics have a similar protective role. By measuring the genome-wide transcriptional response dynamics of Escherichia coli to four antibiotics, we found that trimethoprim induces a rapid acid stress response that protects bacteria from subsequent exposure to acid...
March 21, 2017: Cell Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341416/a-physiologically-oriented-transcriptomic-analysis-of-the-midgut-of-tenebrio-molitor
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Nathalia R Moreira, Christiane Cardoso, Renata O Dias, Clelia Ferreira, Walter R Terra
Physiological data showed that T. molitor midgut is buffered at pH 5.6 at the two anterior thirds and at 7.9 at the posterior third. Furthermore, water is absorbed and secreted at the anterior and posterior midgut, respectively, driving a midgut counter flux of fluid. To look for the molecular mechanisms underlying these phenomena and nutrient absorption as well, a transcriptomic approach was used. For this, 11 types of transporters were chosen from the midgut transcriptome obtained by pyrosequencing (Roche 454)...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Insect Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338823/transporters-involved-in-ph-and-k-homeostasis-affect-pollen-wall-formation-male-fertility-and-embryo-development
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Senthilkumar Padmanaban, Daniel D Czerny, Kara A Levin, Alexander R Leydon, Robert T Su, Timothy K Maugel, Yanjiao Zou, Salil Chanroj, Alice Y Cheung, Mark A Johnson, Heven Sze
Flowering plant genomes encode multiple cation/H+ exchangers (CHXs) whose functions are largely unknown. AtCHX17, AtCHX18, and AtCHX19 are membrane transporters that modulate K+ and pH homeostasis and are localized in the dynamic endomembrane system. Loss of function reduced seed set, but the particular phase(s) of reproduction affected was not determined. Pollen tube growth and ovule targeting of chx17chx18chx19 mutant pollen appeared normal, but reciprocal cross experiments indicate a largely male defect...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337186/genotypes-associated-with-listeria-monocytogenes-isolates-displaying-impaired-or-enhanced-tolerances-to-cold-salt-acid-or-desiccation-stress
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Patricia Hingston, Jessica Chen, Bhavjinder K Dhillon, Chad Laing, Claire Bertelli, Victor Gannon, Taurai Tasara, Kevin Allen, Fiona S L Brinkman, Lisbeth Truelstrup Hansen, Siyun Wang
The human pathogen Listeria monocytogenes is a large concern in the food industry where its continuous detection in food products has caused a string of recalls in North America and Europe. Most recognized for its ability to grow in foods during refrigerated storage, L. monocytogenes can also tolerate several other food-related stresses with some strains possessing higher levels of tolerances than others. The objective of this study was to use a combination of phenotypic analyses and whole genome sequencing to elucidate potential relationships between L...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337153/defense-responses-to-short-term-hypoxia-and-seawater-acidification-in-the-thick-shell-mussel-mytilus-coruscus
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Yanming Sui, Yimeng Liu, Xin Zhao, Sam Dupont, Menghong Hu, Fangli Wu, Xizhi Huang, Jiale Li, Weiqun Lu, Youji Wang
The rising anthropogenic atmospheric CO2 results in the reduction of seawater pH, namely ocean acidification (OA). In East China Sea, the largest coastal hypoxic zone was observed in the world. This region is also strongly impacted by ocean acidification as receiving much nutrient from Changjiang and Qiantangjiang, and organisms can experience great short-term natural variability of DO and pH in this area. In order to evaluate the defense responses of marine mussels under this scenario, the thick shell mussel Mytilus coruscus were exposed to three pH/pCO2 levels (7...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336973/microbial-community-composition-is-related-to-soil-biological-and-chemical-properties-and-bacterial-wilt-outbreak
#10
Rui Wang, Hongchun Zhang, Liguang Sun, Gaofu Qi, Shu Chen, Xiuyun Zhao
Soil microbes play important roles in plant growth and health. Little is known about the differences of soil microbes between healthy and bacterial wilt infected soils with Ralstonia solanacearum. By Illumina-MiSeq sequencing of 16S rRNA and 18S rRNA gene amplicons, we found the soil microbial composition and diversity were distinct between healthy and bacterial wilt infected soils. Soil microbial community varied at different plant growth stages due to changes of root exudates composition and soil pH. Healthy soils exhibited higher microbial diversity than the bacterial wilt infected soils...
March 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336862/oscillating-magnet-array-based-nanomagnetic-gene-transfection-a-valuable-tool-for-molecular-neurobiology-studies
#11
Mahendran Subramanian, Aimee-Jayne Tyler, Eva Maria Luther, Elena Di Daniel, Jenson Lim, Jon Dobson
To develop treatments for neurodegenerative disorders, it is critical to understand the biology and function of neurons in both normal and diseased states. Molecular studies of neurons involve the delivery of small biomolecules into cultured neurons via transfection to study genetic variants. However, as cultured primary neurons are sensitive to temperature change, stress, and shifts in pH, these factors make biomolecule delivery difficult, particularly non-viral delivery. Herein we used oscillating nanomagnetic gene transfection to successfully transfect SH-SY5Y cells as well as primary hippocampal and cortical neurons on different days in vitro...
January 29, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333070/evaluation-of-mct1-mct4-and-cd147-genes-in-peripheral-blood-cells-of-breast-cancer-patients-and-their-potential-use-as-diagnostic-and-prognostic-markers
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Maria Cláudia de B Luz, Matheus M Perez, Ligia A Azzalis, Luiz Vinícius de A Sousa, Fernando Adami, Fernando L A Fonseca, Beatriz da C A Alves
BACKGROUND: Patients with breast cancer-the deadliest cancer among women-are at constant risk of developing metastasis. Oxidative stress and hypoxia are common feature of tumor cells that can proliferate even in a resultant metabolic acidosis. Despite the low extracellular pH, intracellular pH of tumor cells remains relatively normal, or even more alkaline due to the action of a membrane protein family known as monocarboxylate transporters (MCTs). The objective of this study was to verify the diagnostic and prognostic value of MCT1, MCT4 and CD147 in tumor and peripheral blood samples of patients with breast cancer undergoing chemotherapic treatment...
March 23, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332030/molecular-cloning-expression-and-characterization-of-pectin-methylesterase-ctpme-from-clostridium-thermocellum
#13
Vikky Rajulapati, Arun Goyal
Many phytopathogenic micro-organisms such as bacteria and fungi produce pectin methylesterases (PME) during plant invasion. Plants and insects also produce PME to degrade plant cell wall. In the present study, a thermostable pectin methylesterase (CtPME) from Clostridium thermocellum belonging to family 8 carbohydrate esterase (CE8) was cloned, expressed and purified. The amino acid sequence of CtPME exhibited similarity with pectin methylesterase from Erwinia chrysanthemi with 38% identity. The gene encoding CtPME was cloned into pET28a(+) vector and expressed using Escherichia coli BL21(DE3) cells...
March 22, 2017: Molecular Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331543/experimental-recreation-of-the-evolution-of-lignin-degrading-enzymes-from-the-jurassic-to-date
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Iván Ayuso-Fernández, Angel T Martínez, Francisco J Ruiz-Dueñas
BACKGROUND: Floudas et al. (Science 336: 1715) established that lignin-degrading fungi appeared at the end of Carboniferous period associated with the production of the first ligninolytic peroxidases. Here, the subsequent evolution of these enzymes in Polyporales, where most wood-rotting fungi are included, is experimentally recreated using genomic information. RESULTS: With this purpose, we analyzed the evolutionary pathway leading to the most efficient lignin-degrading peroxidases characterizing Polyporales species...
2017: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330196/cloning-and-expression-of-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-suc2-gene-in-yeast-platform-and-characterization-of-recombinant-enzyme-biochemical-properties
#15
Nooshin Mohandesi, Seyed Omid Ranaei Siadat, Kamahldin Haghbeen, Ardeshir Hesampour
Invertase (EC.3.2.1.26) catalyzes the hydrolysis of sucrose to an equimolar mixture of D-glucose and D-fructose which is of interest for various industrial applications. In this research, Saccharomyces cerevisiae invertase gene (SUC2) was optimized based on Pichia pastoris codon preference. The synthetic gene was introduced into the methylotrophic yeast Pichia pastoris under the control of the inducible AOX1 promoter. High level of the extracellular recombinant invertase (R-inv) production was achieved via methanol induction for 4 days and purified by His-Tag affinity chromatography which appeared to be a mixture of glycosylated proteins with various sizes of 85-95 kDa on SDS-PAGE...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330180/biodegradation-of-propiconazole-by-newly-isolated-burkholderia-sp-strain-bbk_9
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Praveen Satapute, Basappa Kaliwal
The isolation of propiconazole (PCZ) degrading bacterium BBK_9 strain was done from paddy soil, and it was identified as Burkholderia sp. based on the morphological characteristics and biochemical properties combined with 16S rRNA gene sequencing analysis. It has been seen that the factors such as temperature and pH influence the biodegradation process. The role of plasmid was studied in the degradation process by plasmid curing method. The PCZ acts as the sole carbon source and as energy substrate which can be utilized by the strain for its growth in Mineral salt medium and degraded 8...
June 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330166/a-molecular-phylogenetic-framework-for-bacillus-subtilis-using-genome-sequences-and-its-application-to-bacillus-subtilis-subspecies-stecoris-strain-d7xpn1-an-isolate-from-a-commercial-food-waste-degrading-bioreactor
#17
Joseph Adelskov, Bharat K C Patel
A thermophilic, heterotrophic and facultatively anaerobic bacterium designated strain D7XPN1 was isolated from Baku BakuKing™, a commercial food-waste degrading bioreactor (composter). The strain grew optimally at 45 °C (growth range between 24 and 50 °C) and pH 7 (growth pH range between pH 5 and 9) in Luria Broth supplemented with 0.3 % glucose. Strain D7XPN1 tolerated up to 7 % NaCl and showed amylolytic and xylanolytic activities. 16S rRNA gene analysis placed strain D7XPN1 in the cluster represented by Bacillus subtilis and the genome analysis of the 4...
June 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330142/an-overview-of-physico-chemical-mechanisms-of-biogas-production-by-microbial-communities-a-step-towards-sustainable-waste-management
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REVIEW
Ramansu Goswami, Pritam Chattopadhyay, Arunima Shome, Sambhu Nath Banerjee, Amit Kumar Chakraborty, Anil K Mathew, Shibani Chaudhury
Biogas is a combination of methane, CO2, nitrogen, H2S and traces of few other gases. Almost any organic waste can be biologically transformed into biogas and other energy-rich organic compounds through the process of anaerobic digestion (AD) and thus helping in sustainable waste management. Although microbes are involved in each step of AD, knowledge about those microbial consortia is limited due to the lack of phylogenetic and metabolic data of predominantly unculturable microorganisms. However, culture-independent methods like PCR-based ribotyping has been successfully employed to get information about the microbial consortia involved in AD...
June 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330134/phytases-from-enterobacter-and-serratia-species-with-desirable-characteristics-for-food-and-feed-applications
#19
Harpreet Kaur Kalsi, Rajveer Singh, Harcharan Singh Dhaliwal, Vinod Kumar
Phytases are enzymes of great industrial importance with wide range of applications in animal and human nutrition. These catalyze the hydrolysis of phosphomonoester bonds in phytate, thereby releasing lower forms of myo-inositol phosphates and inorganic phosphate. Addition of phytase to plant-based foods can improve its nutritional value and increase mineral bioavailability by decreasing nutritional effect of phytate. In the present investigation, 43 phytase positive bacteria on PSM plates were isolated from different sources and characterized for phytase activity...
June 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330118/cloning-expression-purification-and-characterization-of-lipase-from-bacillus-licheniformis-isolated-from-hot-spring-of-himachal-pradesh-india
#20
Gagandeep Kaur, Amninder Singh, Rohit Sharma, Vinay Sharma, Swati Verma, Pushpender K Sharma
In the present investigation, a gene encoding extracellular lipase was cloned from a Bacillus licheniformis. The recombinant protein containing His-tag was expressed as inclusion bodies in Esherichia coli BL21DE3 cells, using pET-23a as expression vector. Expressed protein purified from the inclusion bodies demonstrated ~22 kDa protein band on 12 % SDS-PAGE. It exhibited specific activity of 0.49 U mg(-1) and % yield of 8.58. Interestingly, the lipase displayed activity at wide range of pH and temperature, i...
June 2016: 3 Biotech
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