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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439036/reclassification-of-the-specialized-metabolite-producer-pseudomonas-mesoacidophila-atcc-31433-as-a-member-of-the-burkholderia-cepacia-complex
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E Joel Loveridge, Cerith Jones, Matthew J Bull, Suzy C Moody, Małgorzata W Kahl, Zainab Khan, Louis Neilson, Marina Tomeva, Sarah E Adams, Andrew C Wood, Daniel Rodriguez-Martin, Ingrid Pinel, Julian Parkhill, Eshwar Mahenthiralingam, John Crosby
Pseudomonas mesoacidophila ATCC 31433 is a Gram-negative bacterium, first isolated from Japanese soil samples, which produces the monobactam isosulfazecin and the β-lactam potentiating bulgecins. To characterize the biosynthetic potential of P. mesoacidophila ATCC 31433 its complete genome was determined using single molecule real time DNA sequence analysis. The 7.8 Mb genome comprised four replicons: three chromosomal, each encoding ribosomal RNA, and one plasmid. Phylogenetic analysis demonstrated that P...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437175/pharmacokinetics-and-safety-of-travoprost-0-004-ophthalmic-solution-preserved-with-polyquad-in-pediatric-patients-with-glaucoma
#2
Erin Stahl, Dominique Bremond-Gignac, Theresa Landry, Mike Curtis, Kinfemichael Gedif, Sami Al Shahwan, El Roy Dixon
PURPOSE: To evaluate the systemic pharmacokinetics (PKs) of travoprost 0.004% preserved with Polyquad(®) (TRAVATAN(®)) in pediatric patients with glaucoma or ocular hypertension. METHODS: This was a phase 1, open-label, multicenter clinical study of patients aged ≥2 months to <18 years. Patients received daily administration of travoprost 0.004% preserved with Polyquad in both eyes for 7 days. Plasma samples were collected 30 min before the final dose and at 10, 20, 40, and 80 min postdose...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420100/laucysteinamide-a-a-hybrid-pks-nrps-metabolite-from-a-saipan-cyanobacterium-cf-caldora-penicillata
#3
Chen Zhang, C Benjamin Naman, Niclas Engene, William H Gerwick
A bioactivity guided study of a cf. Caldora penicillata species, collected during a 2013 expedition to the Pacific island of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands (a commonwealth of the USA), led to the isolation of a new thiazoline-containing alkaloid, laucysteinamide A (1). Laucysteinamide A is a new monomeric analogue of the marine cyanobacterial metabolite, somocystinamide A (2), a disulfide-bonded dimeric compound that was isolated previously from a Fijian marine cyanobacterium. The structure and absolute configuration of laucysteinamide A (1) was determined by a detailed analysis of its NMR, MS, and CD spectra...
April 14, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418225/an-iterative-module-in-the-azalomycin%C3%A2-f-polyketide-synthase-contains-a-switchable-enoylreductase-domain
#4
Wei Xu, Guifa Zhai, Yuanzhen Liu, Yuan Li, Yanrong Shi, Kui Hong, Hui Hong, Peter F Leadlay, Zixin Deng, Yuhui Sun
Detailed analysis of the modular Type I polyketide synthase (PKS) involved in the biosynthesis of the marginolactone azalomycin F in mangrove Streptomyces sp. 211726 has shown that only nineteen extension modules are required to accomplish twenty cycles of polyketide chain elongation. Analysis of the products of a PKS mutant specifically inactivated in the dehydratase domain of extension-module 1 showed that this module catalyzes two successive elongations with different outcomes. Strikingly, the enoylreductase domain of this module can apparently be "toggled" off and on : it functions in only the second of these two cycles...
April 18, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416491/locoregional-effects-of-microbiota-in-a-preclinical-model-of-colon-carcinogenesis
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Sarah Tomkovich, Ye Yang, Kathryn Winglee, Josee Gauthier, Marcus Mühlbauer, Xiaolun Sun, Mansour Mohamadzadeh, Xiuli Liu, Patricia Martin, Gary P Wang, Eric Oswald, Anthony A Fodor, Christian Jobin
Inflammation and microbiota are critical components of intestinal tumorigenesis. To dissect how the microbiota contributes to tumor distribution, we generated germ-free (GF) ApcMin/+ and ApcMin/+;Il10-/- mice and exposed them to specific-pathogen-free (SPF) or colorectal cancer-associated bacteria. We found colon tumorigenesis significantly correlated with inflammation in SPF housed ApcMin/+;Il10-/-, but not ApcMin/+ mice. In contrast, small intestinal neoplasia development significantly correlated with age in both ApcMin/+;Il10-/- and ApcMin/+ mice...
April 17, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410873/under-the-superficial-dichotomy-pathogen-and-allergen-are-two-manifestations-of-same-immune-activation-and-pathogenesis-mechanisms
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S Patel
Pathogens and allergens are deemed as two contrasting facets of host immune status, deficiency and exuberant. In silico domain analysis of a diverse panel of pathogen and allergen proteins has revealed the shortcoming of this notion. Both the pathogen and allergen proteins elicit immune activation, with the outcome of immune agitation depending on the pathogen strain, allergen exposure duration, and host factors. Pathogens can replicate within the host and constantly irritate the immune system, leading to blood coagulation, respiratory collapse and death...
April 11, 2017: Allergologia et Immunopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409125/colibactin-contributes-to-the-hypervirulence-of-pks-k1-cc23-klebsiella-pneumoniae-in-mouse-meningitis-infections
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Min-Chi Lu, Ying-Tsong Chen, Ming-Ko Chiang, Yao-Chen Wang, Pei-Yi Hsiao, Yi-Jhen Huang, Ching-Ting Lin, Ching-Chang Cheng, Chih-Lung Liang, Yi-Chyi Lai
Klebsiella pneumoniae is the most common pathogen of community-acquired meningitis in Taiwan. However, the lack of a physiologically relevant meningitis model for K. pneumoniae has impeded research into its pathogenesis mechanism. Based on the core genome MLST analyses, the hypervirulent K1 K. pneumoniae strains, which are etiologically implicated in adult meningitis, mostly belong to a single clonal complex, CC23. Some K1 CC23 K. pneumoniae strains carry a gene cluster responsible for colibactin production...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406088/population-pharmacokinetics-of-vancomycin-in%C3%A2-chinese-infants%C3%A2
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Xiao-Yan Sheng, Chao-Yang Chen, Ling-Yue Ma, Ya-Ou Liu, Ying Zhou, Yi-Min Cui
OBJECTIVE: To determine the pharmacokinetics (PK) of vancomycin in Chinese infant patients using a population pharmacokinetic (PKK) approach in order to provide support for individualized vancomycin therapy. METHOD: The data included 72 sets of steady-state peak and trough serum concentrations from 61 infants (0 - 1 years). PPK analysis was performed using the nonlinear mixed-effects modeling software. Inter- and intraindividual variability was estimated for the clearance and distribution volume of vancomycin...
April 13, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401470/streptomyces-artemisiae-mccb-248-isolated-from-arctic-fjord-sediments-has-unique-pks-and-nrps-biosynthetic-genes-and-produces-potential-new-anticancer-natural-products
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M Dhaneesha, C Benjamin Naman, K P Krishnan, Rupesh Kumar Sinha, P Jayesh, Valsamma Joseph, I S Bright Singh, William H Gerwick, T P Sajeevan
After screening marine actinomycetes isolated from sediment samples collected from the Arctic fjord Kongsfjorden for potential anticancer activity, an isolate identified as Streptomyces artemisiae MCCB 248 exhibited promising results against the NCI-H460 human lung cancer cell line. H460 cells treated with the ethyl acetate extract of strain MCCB 248 and stained with Hoechst 33342 showed clear signs of apoptosis, including shrinkage of the cell nucleus, DNA fragmentation and chromatin condensation. Further to this treated cells showed indications of early apoptotic cell death, including a significant proportion of Annexin V positive staining and evidence of DNA damage as observed in the TUNEL assay...
May 2017: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401259/mechanism-of-salinomycin-overproduction-in-streptomyces-albus-as-revealed-by-comparative-functional-genomics
#10
Xiaojie Zhang, Chenyang Lu, Linquan Bai
The anticoccidial salinomycin is a polyketide produced by Streptomyces albus, and the high-yield strain BK 3-25 produces 18.0 g/L salinomycin under lab condition. In order to elucidate the overproduction mechanism, the genome of BK 3-25 was fully sequenced and compared with the wild-type DSM 41398. Strain BK 3-25 has a 75-kb large deletion, containing type-I polyketide gene cluster PKS-9, and 60 additional InDels and SNVs affecting 55 CDSs, including a 1-bp deletion in type-I PKS gene cluster PKS-6. Subsequently, individual or combined deletions of the 75-kb region and PKS-6 in the wild-type resulted in improved salinomycin yields from 2...
April 11, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399419/biochar-potential-evaluation-of-palm-oil-wastes-through-slow-pyrolysis-thermochemical-characterization-and-pyrolytic-kinetic-studies
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Xin Jiat Lee, Lai Yee Lee, Suyin Gan, Suchithra Thangalazhy-Gopakumar, Hoon Kiat Ng
This research investigated the potential of palm kernel shell (PKS), empty fruit bunch (EFB) and palm oil sludge (POS), abundantly available agricultural wastes, as feedstock for biochar production by slow pyrolysis (50mLmin(-1) N2 at 500°C). Various characterization tests were performed to establish the thermochemical properties of the feedstocks and obtained biochars. PKS and EFB had higher lignin, volatiles, carbon and HHV, and lower ash than POS. The thermochemical conversion had enhanced the biofuel quality of PKS-char and EFB-char exhibiting increased HHV (26...
March 22, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393528/one-step-transformation-of-coenzyme-a-into-analogues-by-transamidation
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Randy Sanichar, John C Vederas
Several coenzyme A (CoA) analogues are made in a single step under mild conditions via transamidation reactions catalyzed by boric acid in water. This approach offers rapid access to compounds useful for the study of a wide spectrum of enzyme catalyzed reactions, especially processes involving acyl carrier proteins (ACP) of polyketide synthases (PKS), fatty acid synthases (FAS), and nonribosomal peptide synthetases (NRPS). The CoA analogues presented are readily elaborated or extended by precedented reactions for specific applications that may be required...
April 10, 2017: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391576/phase-i-trial-and-pharmacokinetic-study-of-tanibirumab-a-fully-human-monoclonal-antibody-to-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-receptor-2-in-patients-with-refractory-solid-tumors
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Su Jin Lee, Seon Young Lee, Weon Sup Lee, Jin San Yoo, Jong-Mu Sun, Jeeyun Lee, Se Hoon Park, Joon Oh Park, Myung-Ju Ahn, Ho Yeong Lim, Won Ki Kang, Young Suk Park
Background Tanibirumab is a fully human monoclonal antibody to vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2 (VEGFR-2). We conducted a first-in-human phase I study of tanibirumab in patients with solid tumors refractory to standard chemotherapy. Primary endpoints were evaluating safety, pharmacokinetics (PKs), estimating maximum-tolerated dose (MTD) and recommended phase II dose (RP2D). Methods We designed our study to escalate tanibirumab at 9 different dose levels with a 3 + 3 method and tanibirumab (1-28 mg/kg) was administered intravenously on D1, 8, 15 in 28-day courses...
April 8, 2017: Investigational New Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391459/preparation-characterization-and-dye-removal-study-of-activated-carbon-prepared-from-palm-kernel-shell
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Juan Rafael García, Ulises Sedran, Muhammad Abbas Ahmad Zaini, Zainul Akmar Zakaria
Palm oil mill wastes (palm kernel shell (PKS)) were used to prepare activated carbons, which were tested in the removal of colorants from water. The adsorbents were prepared by 1-h impregnation of PKS with ZnCl2 as the activating agent (PKS:ZnCl2 mass ratios of 1:1 and 2:1), followed by carbonization in autogenous atmosphere at 500 and 550 °C during 1 h. The characterization of the activated carbons included textural properties (porosity), surface chemistry (functional groups), and surface morphology. The dye removal performance of the different activated carbons was investigated by means of the uptake of methylene blue (MB) in solutions with various initial concentrations (25-400 mg/L of MB) at 30 °C, using a 0...
April 8, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382471/two-new-species-of-the-genus-streptomyces-streptomyces-camponoti-sp-nov-and-streptomyces-cuticulae-sp-nov-isolated-from-the-cuticle-of-camponotus-japonicus-mayr
#15
Chenyu Piao, Weiwei Zheng, Yao Li, Chongxi Liu, Liying Jin, Wei Song, Kai Yan, Xiangjing Wang, Wensheng Xiang
Two novel actinomycetes, designated strains 2C-SSA16(2)(T) and 1C-GS8(T), were isolated from the cuticle of Camponotus japonicus Mayr, collected from Northeast Agricultural University, Heilongjiang Province, north China. Both of them contained genes (involved in antibiotics biosynthesis) of the ketosynthase (KS) and methyl malonyl transferase domains (PKS-I) and the adenylation domain (NRPS). A polyphasic study was carried out to establish the taxonomic positions of these strains. The 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis showed that the two novel isolates 2C-SSA16(2)(T) and 1C-GS8(T) exhibited 98...
April 5, 2017: Archives of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379186/establishment-of-the-inducible-tet-on-system-for-the-activation-of-the-silent-trichosetin-gene-cluster-in-fusarium-fujikuroi
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Slavica Janevska, Birgit Arndt, Leonie Baumann, Lisa Helene Apken, Lucas Maciel Mauriz Marques, Hans-Ulrich Humpf, Bettina Tudzynski
The PKS-NRPS-derived tetramic acid equisetin and its N-desmethyl derivative trichosetin exhibit remarkable biological activities against a variety of organisms, including plants and bacteria, e.g., Staphylococcus aureus. The equisetin biosynthetic gene cluster was first described in Fusarium heterosporum, a species distantly related to the notorious rice pathogen Fusarium fujikuroi. Here we present the activation and characterization of a homologous, but silent, gene cluster in F. fujikuroi. Bioinformatic analysis revealed that this cluster does not contain the equisetin N-methyltransferase gene eqxD and consequently, trichosetin was isolated as final product...
April 5, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378544/effects-of-cyp2c19-genetic-polymorphisms-on-pk-pd-responses-of-omeprazole-in-korean-healthy-volunteers
#17
Sunny Park, Yang Jin Hyun, Yu Ran Kim, Ju Hyun Lee, Sunae Ryu, Jeong Mi Kim, Woo Yong Oh, Han Sung Na, Jong Gu Lee, Doo Won Seo, In Yeong Hwang, Zewon Park, In Jin Jang, Jaeseong Oh, Seung Eun Choi
The aim of this study was to examine the effects of CYP2C19*2 and *3 genetic polymorphisms on omeprazole pharmacokinetic (PK) and pharmacodynamic (PD) responses. Twenty-four healthy Korean volunteers were enrolled and given 20 mg omeprazole orally once daily for 8 days. The genotypes of CYP2C19 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) (*2, *3, and *17) were screened. The plasma concentrations of omeprazole, omeprazole sulfone, and 5-hydroxy (5-OH) omeprazole were determined by liquid chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)...
May 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366630/identification-and-functional-characterization-of-three-type-iii-polyketide-synthases-from-aquilaria-sinensis-calli
#18
Xiaohui Wang, Zhongxiu Zhang, Xianjuan Dong, Yingying Feng, Xiao Liu, Bowen Gao, Jinling Wang, Le Zhang, Juan Wang, Shepo Shi, Pengfei Tu
Type III polyketide synthases (PKSs) play an important role in biosynthesis of various plant secondary metabolites and plant adaptation to environmental stresses. Aquilaria sinensis (A. sinensis) is the main plant species for production of agarwood, little is known about its PKS family. In this study, AsCHS1 and two new type III PKSs, AsPKS1 and AsPKS2, were isolated and characterized in A. sinensis calli. The comparative sequence and phylogenetic analysis indicated that AsPKS1 and AsPKS2 belonged to non-CHS group different from AsCHS1...
May 13, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365998/collaborative-biosynthesis-of-maleimide-and-succinimide-containing-natural-products-by-fungal-polyketide-megasynthases
#19
Michio Sato, Jacob E Dander, Chizuru Sato, Yiu-Sun Hung, Shu-Shan Gao, Man-Cheng Tang, Leibniz Hang, Jaclyn M Winter, Neil K Garg, Kenji Watanabe, Yi Tang
Fungal polyketide synthases (PKSs) can function collaboratively to synthesize natural products of significant structural diversity. Here we present a new mode of collaboration between a highly reducing PKS (HRPKS) and a PKS-nonribosomal peptide synthetase (PKS-NRPS) in the synthesis of oxaleimides from the Penicillium species. The HRPKS is recruited in the synthesis of an olefin-containing free amino acid, which is activated and incorporated by the adenylation domain of the PKS-NRPS. The precisely positioned olefin from the unnatural amino acid is proposed to facilitate a scaffold rearrangement of the PKS-NRPS product to forge the maleimide and succinimide cores of oxaleimides...
April 5, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351019/online-microdialysis-ultra-performance-liquid-chromatography-mass-spectrometry-method-for-comparative-pharmacokinetic-investigation-on-iridoids-from-gardenia-jasminoides-ellis-in-rats-with-different-progressions-of-type-2-diabetic-complications
#20
Xueju Zhang, Lu Wang, Zhong Zheng, Zifeng Pi, Zhiqiang Liu, Fengrui Song
Iridoid glycosides consist the main bioactive constituents of Gardenia jasminoides Ellis (G. jasminoides), which is used alone or in combination with other medicine herbs for treatment of diabetes mellitus in China. This paper investigated for the first time comparative pharmacokinetics (PKs) of four unbound iridoids (including genipin, geniposide, gardenoside and geniposidic acid) in rat blood between healthy and type 2 diabetic groups with different disease progressions (9 or 13 weeks). Online microdialysis-ultra performance liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (MD- UPLC-MS/MS) method was used after oral administration of iridoid extracts obtained from the fruits of G...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
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