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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160871/molecular-mechanism-of-activation-of-burkholderia-cepacia-lipase-at-aqueous-organic-interfaces
#1
Ivan Pires de Oliveira, Gabriel Ernesto Jara, Leandro Martínez
Lipases are water-soluble enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of lipids. Since lipids are mostly hydrophobic, lipase activity occurs preferentially at interfaces of aqueous and organic phases. In this work, we study the molecular mechanisms by which the Burkholderia cepacia lipase (BCL) is activated at interfaces of water with octane and with methyl caprylate (CAME). We show that BCL assumes very rapidly a preferential orientation at the interfaces, in which the active site is exposed to the organic phase...
November 21, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146968/heterologous-expression-and-characterization-of-a-new-lipase-from-pseudomonas-fluorescens-pf0-1-and-used-for-biodiesel-production
#2
Wu Liu, Menggang Li, Yunjun Yan
As a kind of important biocatalysts, Pseudomonas lipases are commonly applied in various industrial fields. Pflip1, a new extracellular lipase gene from Pseudomonas. fluorescens Pf0-1, was first cloned and respectively expressed in Escherichia coli BL21(DE3) and Pichia pastoris KM71, the recombinant proteins Pflip1a and Pflip1b were later purified separately. Then Pflip1a was further characterized. The optimum pH of Pflip1a was 8.0 and its optimal temperature was 70 °C. After incubation at 70 °C for 12 h, Pflip1a could retain over 95% of its original activity...
November 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093703/caprylic-and-polygalacturonic-acid-combinations-for-eradication-of-microbial-organisms-embedded-in-biofilm
#3
Joel Rosenblatt, Ruth A Reitzel, Nylev Vargas-Cruz, Anne-Marie Chaftari, Ray Hachem, Issam Raad
There is a need for non-antibiotic, antimicrobial compositions with low toxicity capable of broad-spectrum eradication of pathogenic biofilms in food preparation and healthcare settings. In this study we demonstrated complete biofilm eradication within 60 min with synergistic combinations of caprylic and polygalacturonic (PG) acids in an in vitro biofilm eradication model against representative hospital and foodborne infectious pathogen biofilms (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Candida albicans, Escherichia coli, and Salmonella enteritidis)...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089848/changes-in-the-chemical-composition-of-plum-distillate-during-maturation-with-oak-chips-under-different-conditions
#4
Maria Balcerek, Katarzyna Pielech-Przybylska, Urszula Dziekońska-Kubczak, Piotr Patelski, Ewelina Strąk
This study investigates the effect of ageing on the qualitative and quantitative composition of plum distillate in contact with oak wood chips. Maturation was performed with lightly toasted French oak (Quercus sessiflora and Quercus robur) chips or oak chips made from fragments of empty barrels that had been used for ageing cognac. The effects of oak chip dose, process temperature, ageing system (static or circulatory) and ultrasound treatment were assessed. Maturation of plum distillate samples with oak chips resulted in higher levels of extractable organics (including tannins) and colour changes, which were correlated with the type and dose of oak chips, and the conditions of maturation...
September 2017: Food Technology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043450/immobilization-of-lipase-on-carboxylic-acid-modified-silica-nanoparticles-for-olive-oil-glycerolysis
#5
Abhishek Kumar Singh, Mausumi Mukhopadhyay
In this study, the silica nanoparticles surface was modified by carboxylic acid with different number of alkyl chain and two different lipases were immobilized on it to increase the glycerolysis activity of the immobilized lipases in organic solvent system. Silica nanoparticles of about 15 nm diameter were grafted with various carboxylic acid modifiers from valeric, caprylic, capric, lauric, stearic and oleic acids. Lipases from Candida antarctica and Candida rugosa were immobilized onto the carboxylic acid, modified silica nanoparticles and used in the mono and diglycerides production through glycerolysis with or without organic solvents...
October 17, 2017: Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031387/metabolic-pathways-of-oleic-and-palmitic-acid-are-intensified-in-pcos-patients-with-normal-androgen-levels
#6
Szczuko Małgorzata, Zapałowska-Chwyć Marta, Drozd Arleta, Maciejewska Dominika, Starczewski Andrzej, Stachowska Ewa
CONTEXT: The aetiology and pathogenesis polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) remain uncertain and thus the relative studies are still crucial. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to analyse the fatty acids profiles of the main phospholipids species in serum from women with PCOS classified into phenotypes, and to diagnose women more susceptible to the occurrence of inflammatory state. DESIGN: PCOS screening tests were performed in The Clinic of Gynecology and Urogynecology of Pomeranian Medical University in the 2014-2015 years...
November 2017: Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes, and Essential Fatty Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972495/characterization-of-sulphide-silt-pe-loids-in-some-lakes-within-adjara-region-and-determination-of-the-biologically-active-compounds-content
#7
T Masiukovichi, M Jokhadze, T Murtazashvili, A Bakuridze
Medicinal muds, so called Peloids in the last decade attract attention in many countries as effective means for the treatment- preventive, and perfumery-cosmetic purposes. It has been established that the possibilities of this formation of nature are not limited to the many-year experience of the mankind. In terms of further improvement of the human social sphere, nowadays peloids are referred to as XXI century material. The aim of the research was to study the physical-chemical characteristics, such as: humidity, pH, ash content, bulk (volumetric) density and organoleptic properties of sulphide silt peloids of some Adjara region lakes, as well as to determine the content of mineral and organic compounds (humic and organic acids)...
September 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28959352/production-of-erythropoietin-specific-polyclonal-antibodies
#8
Kourosh Maboudi, Seyedeh Marzieh Hosseini, Mina Sepahi, Hashem Yaghoubi, Shahin Hadadian
BACKGROUND: Erythropoietin, as a principal hormone promotes red blood cell production in bone marrow. Varieties of erythropoietin biosimilar are being produced by recombinant DNA technology in cell cultures. The detection or quantifi cation of these molecules are being performed by diff erent methods which some of theme such as Western blot and enzymelinked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) require specifi c antibodies. High cost, inappropriate shipping (cold chain failures), reduced sensitivity and thus poor detection performance are common pitfalls of using commercial kits for performing immunological tests...
March 2017: Iranian journal of biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28954958/role-of-fatty-acid-salts-as-anti-acanthamoeba-agents-for-disinfecting-contact-lens
#9
Aya Tanaka, Mariko Era, Yumeho Obata, Manami Masuda, Takayoshi Kawahara, Takahide Kanyama, Hiroshi Morita
 Acanthamoeba is found in seawater, fresh water, and soil and is an opportunistic pathogen that causes a potentially blinding corneal infection known as Acanthamoeba keratitis. The anti-amoeba activity of 9 fatty acid salts (potassium butyrate (C4K), caproate (C6K), caprylate (C8K), caprate (C10K), laurate (C12K), myristate (C14K), oleate (C18:1K), linoleate (C18:2K), and linolenate (C18:3K)) was tested on Acanthamoeba castellanii ATCC 30010 (trophozoites and cysts). Fatty acid salts (350 mM and pH 10.5) were prepared by mixing fatty acids with the appropriate amount of KOH...
2017: Biocontrol Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941674/do-oil-in-water-o-w-nano-emulsions-have-an-effect-on-survival-and-growth-of-bacteria
#10
Hani El Kadri, Putu Virgina Partha Devanthi, Tim W Overton, Konstantinos Gkatzionis
Nano-emulsions (typically droplet diameter<1μm) are common in foods, and have been extensively reported to present antimicrobial activity, however, the mechanism is not well defined, and some studies reported no effect. A review of the literature was conducted and revealed strongly contradictory reports regarding the antimicrobial effect of nano-emulsions even in reference to similar microbial species and formulations. Following up, this study aimed to investigate the effect of nano-emulsions on four bacterial species (Staphylococcus epidermidis, Bacillus cereus, Lactobacillus acidophilus and five Escherichia coli strains) possessing different surface charge and hydrophobicity...
November 2017: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923420/high-doses-of-lipid-core-nanocapsules-do-not-affect-bovine-embryonic-development-in-vitro
#11
Caroline G Lucas, Mariana H Remião, Franciele A Bruinsmann, Isadora A R Lopes, Morgana A Borges, Ana Laura S Feijó, Andrea Cristina Basso, Adriana R Pohlmann, Silvia S Guterres, Vinicius F Campos, Fabiana K Seixas, Tiago Collares
The improvement of in vitro embryo production by culture media supplementation has been a potential tool to increase blastocyst quality and development. Recently, lipid-core nanocapsules (LNC), which were developed for biomedical applications as a drug-delivery system, have demonstrated beneficial effects on in vitro embryo production studies. LNCs have a core composed of sorbitan monostearate dispersed in capric/caprylic triglyceride. Based on that, we firstly investigated if LNCs supplemented during in vitro oocyte maturation had affinity to the mineral oil placed over the top of the IVM media...
December 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922057/the-dietary-food-components-capric-acid-and-caprylic-acid-inhibit-virulence-factors-in-candida-albicans-through-multitargeting
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Ashwini Jadhav, Supriya Mortale, Shivkrupa Halbandge, Priyanka Jangid, Rajendra Patil, Wasudev Gade, Kiran Kharat, Sankunny Mohan Karuppayil
Capric acid and caprylic acid are the dietary food components. They are found to inhibit the virulence factors like morphogenesis, adhesion, and biofilm formation in the human pathogenic yeast Candida albicans. Our study demonstrated that yeast-to-hyphal signal transduction pathways were affected by capric acid and caprylic acid. The expression profile of genes associated with serum-induced morphogenesis showed reduced expressions of Cdc35, Hwp1, Hst7, and Cph1 by the treatment with both the fatty acids. Cell elongation gene, Ece1, was surprisingly downregulated by 5208-fold by the treatment of caprylic acid...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913392/data-on-scaling-up-and-in-vivo-human-study-of-progesterone-lipid-nanoparticles
#13
Elisabetta Esposito, Maddalena Sguizzato, Markus Drechsler, Paolo Mariani, Federica Carducci, Claudio Nastruzzi, Rita Cortesi
Progesterone containing nanoparticles constituted of tristearin or tristearin in association with caprylic-capric triglyceride were produced in a lab scale by ultrasound homogenization and in a pilot scale by high pressure homogenization. A study was conducted to select the pressure to be used in order to obtain homogenously sized nanoparticles. The Dialysis method was performed to mimic subcutaneous administration of lipid nanoparticles. Mathematical analyses of the results were conducted to understand and compare the drug release mechanisms...
October 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830782/mechanism-study-on-ion-pair-complexes-controlling-skin-permeability-effect-of-ion-pair-dissociation-in-the-viable-epidermis-on-transdermal-permeation-of-bisoprolol
#14
Hanqing Zhao, Chao Liu, Peng Quan, Xiaocao Wan, Meiyue Shen, Liang Fang
Though ion-pair strategy has been widely used in transdermal drug delivery system, knowledge about the molecular mechanisms involved in the skin permeation processes of ion-pair complexes is still limited. In the present study, a homologous series of fatty acids were chosen to form model ion-pair complexes with bisoprolol (BSP) to rule out the influence of functional groups on polar surface area, stability and other physicochemical properties of ion-pair complexes. The ion-pair complexes were characterized by FTIR, thermal analysis, and (1)H NMR...
August 19, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830752/eastern-brown-snake-pseudonaja-textilis-envenomation-in-dogs-and-cats-clinical-signs-coagulation-changes-brown-snake-venom-antigen-levels-and-treatment-with-a-novel-caprylic-acid-fractionated-bivalent-whole-igg-equine-antivenom
#15
A M Padula, E Leister
This report describes the diagnosis and treatment of 16 confirmed cases of snakebite from the Australian eastern brown snake (Pseudonaja textilis) in dogs and cats. The clinical signs, brown snake venom antigen concentrations, coagulation parameters, and treatment outcomes following administration of an experimental caprylic acid fractionated bivalent whole IgG antivenom are documented. A brown snake venom antigen specific sandwich ELISA was used to retrospectively quantify venom levels in serum and urine. The characteristic clinical signs of envenomation in all cases were neurotoxicity to a variable extent and coagulation disturbances...
November 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817087/the-preparation-and-identification-of-a-monoclonal-antibody-against-domoic-acid-and-establishment-of-detection-by-indirect-competitive-elisa
#16
Abdullah F U H Saeed, Sumei Ling, Jun Yuan, Shihua Wang
Domoic acid (DA) is a potent toxin, marine biotoxin, and primarily produced by Pseudo-nitzschia. The DA hapten was coupled with bovine serum albumin (BSA), and ovalbumin (OVA) as carrier proteins. DA-BSA conjugate was used as immunogen and DA-OVA as coating antigen. Cell fusion between spleen cells and sp2/0 myeloma cells developed 1C3 hybridoma clone producing 1C3 monoclonal antibody (mAb). Hybridoma was injected into the mice to produce ascites, and further purified by caprylic acid/ammonium sulfate method...
August 17, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805679/controlling-blown-pack-spoilage-using-anti-microbial-packaging
#17
Rachael Reid, Declan Bolton, Andrey A Tiuftin, Joe P Kerry, Séamus Fanning, Paul Whyte
Active (anti-microbial) packaging was prepared using three different formulations; Auranta FV; Inbac-MDA and sodium octanoate at two concentrations (2.5 and 3.5 times their minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC, the lowest concentration that will inhibit the visible growth of the organisms) against Clostridium estertheticum, DSMZ 8809). Inoculated beef samples were packaged using the active packaging and monitored for 100 days storage at 2 °C for blown pack spoilage. The time to the onset of blown pack spoilage was significantly (p < 0...
August 12, 2017: Foods (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805665/the-role-of-solvent-accessible-leu-208-of-cold-active-pseudomonas-fluorescens-strain-ams8-lipase-in-interfacial-activation-substrate-accessibility-and-low-molecular-weight-esterification-in-the-presence-of-toluene
#18
Norhayati Yaacob, Nor Hafizah Ahmad Kamarudin, Adam Thean Chor Leow, Abu Bakar Salleh, Raja Noor Zaliha Raja Abd Rahman, Mohd Shukuri Mohamad Ali
The alkaline cold-active lipase from Pseudomonas fluorescens AMS8 undergoes major structural changes when reacted with hydrophobic organic solvents. In toluene, the AMS8 lipase catalytic region is exposed by the moving hydrophobic lid 2 (Glu-148 to Gly-167). Solvent-accessible surface area analysis revealed that Leu-208, which is located next to the nucleophilic Ser-207 has a focal function in influencing substrate accessibility and flexibility of the catalytic pocket. Based on molecular dynamic simulations, it was found that Leu-208 strongly facilitates the lid 2 opening via its side-chain...
August 12, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770529/effect-of-surfactants-on-mechanical-thermal-and-photostability-of-a-monoclonal-antibody
#19
Meera Agarkhed, Courtney O'Dell, Ming-Ching Hsieh, Jingming Zhang, Joel Goldstein, Arvind Srivastava
The purpose of this work was to evaluate the effect of commonly used surfactants (at 0.01% w/v concentration) on mechanical, thermal, and photostability of a monoclonal antibody (MAb1) of IgG1 sub-class and to evaluate the minimum concentration of surfactant (Polysorbate 80) required in protecting MAb1 from mechanical stress. Surfactants evaluated were non-ionic surfactants, Polysorbate 80, Polysorbate 20, Pluronic F-68 (polyoxyethylene-polyoxypropylene block polymer), Brij 35 (polyoxyethylene lauryl ether), Triton X-100, and an anionic surfactant, Caprylic acid (1-Heptanecarboxylic acid)...
August 2, 2017: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760448/progesterone-lipid-nanoparticles-scaling-up-and-in-vivo-human-study
#20
Elisabetta Esposito, Maddalena Sguizzato, Markus Drechsler, Paolo Mariani, Federica Carducci, Claudio Nastruzzi, Rita Cortesi
This investigation describes a scaling up study aimed at producing progesterone containing nanoparticles in a pilot scale. Particularly hot homogenization techniques based on ultrasound homogenization or high pressure homogenization have been employed to produce lipid nanoparticles constituted of tristearin or tristearin in association with caprylic-capric triglyceride. It was found that the high pressure homogenization method enabled to obtain nanoparticles without agglomerates and smaller mean diameters with respect to ultrasound homogenization method...
October 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
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