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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330281/evaluation-of-bioactive-secondary-metabolites-from-endophytic-fungus-pestalotiopsis-neglecta-bab-5510-isolated-from-leaves-of-cupressus-torulosa-d-don
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Deeksha Sharma, Avijit Pramanik, Pavan Kumar Agrawal
Six endophytic fungi were isolated from Cupressus torulosa D.Don and identified phenotypically and genotypically. The fungal cultures were further grown and the culture was extracted by two organic solvents methanol and ethyl acetate. The screening was carried out using the agar well diffusion method against human pathogen such as Escherichia coli, Salmonella typhimurium, Bacillus subtilis and Staphylococcus aureus. Isolated strain of Pestalotiopsis sp. was showing prominent antibacterial activity. The crude methanol and ethyl acetate extract of Pestalotiopsis sp...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330171/purification-and-characterization-of-endo-%C3%AE-1-4-d-glucanase-from-trichoderma-harzianum-strain-hzn11-and-its-application-in-production-of-bioethanol-from-sweet-sorghum-bagasse
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Zabin K Bagewadi, Sikandar I Mulla, Harichandra Z Ninnekar
An acidophilic-solvent-thermostable endo β-1,4-D-glucanase produced from a potential Trichoderma harzianum strain HZN11 was purified to homogeneity by DEAE-Sepharose and Sephadex G-100 chromatography with 33.12 fold purification with specific activity of 66.25 U/mg and molecular mass of ~55 kDa. The optimum temperature and pH were 60 °C and 5.5 retaining 76 and 85 % of activity after 3 h, respectively. It showed stability between pH 4.5-6.0 and temperature between 50-70 °C indicating thermostability...
June 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330122/production-purification-and-characterization-of-a-thermotolerant-alkaline-serine-protease-from-a-novel-species-bacillus-caseinilyticus
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Thirumala Mothe, Vishnuvardhan Reddy Sultanpuram
Alkaline proteases are important enzymes in many industrial applications, especially as additives in laundry detergent industry. Though there are a number of Bacillus species which are reported to be producing proteases, the efficiency of a protease produced by a novel strain has to be studied in comparison to the others. Hence, in this study, an alkaline serine protease produced by a novel species Bacillus caseinilyticus was purified and characterized for its possible usage in detergent industry. Ammonium sulphate, dialysis and DEAE column chromatographic methods were used for purification of the isolated alkaline protease...
June 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329946/-a-cohort-study-on-association-between-the-first-trimester-phthalates-exposure-and-fasting-blood-glucose-level-in-the-third-trimester
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Y W Zhang, H Gao, K Huang, Y Y Xu, J Sheng, F B Tao
Objective: To examine the association between the phthalate exposure in the first trimester and fasting blood glucose level or gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) in the third trimester in pregnant women. Methods: A total of 3 474 pregnant women, receiving their prenatal examination in Ma' anshan Maternal and Child Health-Care Hospital of Anhui province, were selected from May 2013 to September 2014. Questionnaires were used to collect the information about their socio-demographic characteristics, clinical characteristics and GDM diagnostic results in the first, second and third trimesters...
March 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329870/application-of-imaging-techniques-to-cases-of-drug-induced-crystal-nephropathy-in-preclinical-studies
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B Lenz, A Brink, M Siam, A De Paepe, S Bassett, A Eichinger-Chapelon, P Maliver, R Neff, U Niederhauser, B Steinhuber, R Zurbach, T Singer, C Funk, F Schuler, M Albassam, S Schadt
A number of drugs can cause precipitates within renal tubules leading to crystal nephropathy. Crystal nephropathy is usually an exposure-related finding and is not uncommon in preclinical studies, where high doses are tested. An understanding of the nature of precipitates is important for human risk assessment and further development. Our aim was to investigate the ability of various imaging techniques to detect the presence of drugs or metabolites in renal crystals. We applied matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization - Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry (MALDI-FTICR MS) imaging, Raman and infrared microspectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy coupled with energy dispersive X-ray (SEM/EDX) spectroscopy and standard histopathology to cases of drug-induced crystal nephropathy, induced in rodents and primates by four compounds...
February 27, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329787/circulating-estrogen-levels-and-self-reported-health-and-mobility-limitation-in-community-dwelling-men-of-the-framingham-heart-study
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Guneet Kaur Jasuja, Thomas G Travison, Joanne M Murabito, Maithili N Davda, Adam J Rose, Shehzad Basaria, Andrea Coviello, Ramachandran S Vasan, Ralph D'Agostino, Shalender Bhasin
Background: Self-rated health is a commonly used global indicator of health status. Few studies have examined the association of self-rated health and mobility with estrone and estradiol in men. Accordingly, we determined the cross-sectional, incident, and mediating relations between circulating estrone and estradiol levels with self-rated health, mobility limitation, and physical performance in community-dwelling men. Methods: The cross-sectional sample included 1,148 men, who attended Framingham Offspring Study Examinations 7 and 8...
October 24, 2016: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329723/analysis-of-synthetic-phenethylamine-street-drugs-using-direct-sample-analysis-coupled-to-accurate-mass-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry
#7
Maura K McGonigal, Joshua A Wilhide, Philip B Smith, Noelle M Elliott, Frank L Dorman
Serious health complications and fatal overdoses have brought phenethylamine, otherwise known as 2C, drug abuse to the public's attention. These compounds are 2C-X series analogs of mescaline. The name "2C" results from the two carbons in the ethyl chain. The substituents on these emerging drugs are constantly changed in order to avoid listing as controlled substances. These synthetic drugs are marketed as having affects similar to LSD and MDMA and are typically consumed sublingually via blotter paper. Twenty-six commercially available standards were analyzed using a direct sample analysis technique coupled to accurate mass time of flight mass spectrometry...
March 8, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329689/the-human-cchc-type-zinc-finger-nucleic-acid-binding-protein-binds-g-rich-elements-in-target-mrna-coding-sequences-and-promotes-translation
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Daniel Benhalevy, Sanjay K Gupta, Charles H Danan, Suman Ghosal, Hong-Wei Sun, Hinke G Kazemier, Katrin Paeschke, Markus Hafner, Stefan A Juranek
The CCHC-type zinc finger nucleic acid-binding protein (CNBP/ZNF9) is conserved in eukaryotes and is essential for embryonic development in mammals. It has been implicated in transcriptional, as well as post-transcriptional, gene regulation; however, its nucleic acid ligands and molecular function remain elusive. Here, we use multiple systems-wide approaches to identify CNBP targets and function. We used photoactivatable ribonucleoside-enhanced crosslinking and immunoprecipitation (PAR-CLIP) to identify 8,420 CNBP binding sites on 4,178 mRNAs...
March 21, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328971/mapping-the-n-linked-glycosites-of-rice-oryza-sativa-l-germinating-embryos
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Jiezheng Ying, Juan Zhao, Yuxuan Hou, Yifeng Wang, Jiehua Qiu, Zhiyong Li, Xiaohong Tong, Zhaomei Shi, Jun Zhu, Jian Zhang
Germination is a key event in the angiosperm life cycle. N-glycosylation of proteins is one of the most common post-translational modifications, and has been recognized to be an important regulator of the proteome of the germinating embryo. Here, we report the first N-linked glycosites mapping of rice embryos during germination by using a hydrophilic interaction chromatography (HILIC) glycopeptides enrichment strategy associated with high accuracy mass spectrometry identification. A total of 242 glycosites from 191 unique proteins was discovered...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328764/simultaneous-determination-of-protein-unbound-cyclosporine-a-and-mycophenolic-acid-in-kidney-transplant-patients-using-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry
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Heike Bittersohl, Juliane Herbinger, Ming Wen, Lutz Renders, Werner Steimer, Peter B Luppa
BACKGROUND: Therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) of immunosuppressants is essential to optimize patient care after organ transplantation. In blood, most immunosuppressive drugs are bound to plasma proteins or located inside blood cells. However, it is generally assumed that only protein-unbound (free) drug concentrations are pharmacologically active and could therefore better reflect the clinical outcome. Study data are still limited due to lacking rapid analytical methods. Therefore, a simple multiplex method for direct measurement of free cyclosporine A (CsA) and mycophenolic acid (MPA) has been developed...
March 21, 2017: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328644/identification-of-key-odorants-in-used-disposable-absorbent-incontinence-products
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Gunnar Hall, Susanne Alenljung, Ulla Forsgren-Brusk
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to identify key odorants in used disposable absorbent incontinence products. DESIGN: Descriptive in vitro study SUBJECTS AND SETTING:: Samples of used incontinence products were collected from 8 residents with urinary incontinence living in geriatric nursing homes in the Gothenburg area of Sweden. Products were chosen from a larger set of products that had previously been characterized by descriptive odor analysis. METHODS: Pieces of the used incontinence products were cut from the wet area, placed in glass bottles, and kept frozen until dynamic headspace sampling of volatile compounds was completed...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328523/real-life-dabigatran-and-metabolite-concentrations-focused-on-inter-patient-variability-and-assay-differences-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Kristel Boonen, Ellen Schmitz, Fleur Rozestraten, Dennis van den Heuvel, Luc Brunsveld, Pepijn van der Voort, Daan van de Kerkhof
BACKGROUND: Dabigatran is prescribed to increasing numbers of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). Although routine monitoring is not considered to be useful, measuring drug concentrations can be clinically relevant in specific situations. The aim of this study was the comparison of different functional and non-functional assays for determination of dabigatran concentrations at different timepoints in a real-life patient population with AF. We focused on the differences between assays in identifying patients with low drug concentrations...
March 22, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328322/novel-lc-ms-ms-and-high-throughput-mass-spectrometric-assays-for-monoacylglycerol-acyltransferase-inhibitors
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Jenson Qi, John A Masucci, Wensheng Lang, Margery A Connelly, Gary W Caldwell, Ioanna Petrounia, Jennifer Kirkpatrick, Alexander N Barnakov, Geoffrey Struble, Robyn Miller, Keli Dzordzorine, Gee-Hong Kuo, Michael Gaul, Alessandro Pocai, Seunghun Lee
Monoacylglycerol acyltransferase enzymes (MGAT1, MGAT2, and MGAT3) convert monoacylglycerol to diacylglycerol (DAG). MGAT1 and MGAT2 are both implicated in obesity-related metabolic diseases. Conventional MGAT enzyme assays use radioactive substrates, wherein the product of the MGAT-catalyzed reaction is usually resolved by time-consuming thin layer chromatography (TLC) analysis. Furthermore, microsomal membrane preparations typically contain endogenous diacylglycerol acyltransferase (DGAT) from the host cells, and these DGAT activities can further acylate DAG to form triglyceride (TG)...
April 2017: SLAS Discov
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328321/ultrafast-and-predictive-mass-spectrometry-based-autotaxin-assays-for-label-free-potency-screening
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Tom Bretschneider, Andreas Harald Luippold, Helmut Romig, Daniel Bischoff, Klaus Klinder, Paul Nicklin, Wolfgang Rist
Autotaxin (ATX) is a promising drug target for the treatment of several diseases, such as cancer and fibrosis. ATX hydrolyzes lysophosphatidyl choline (LPC) into bioactive lysophosphatidic acid (LPA). The potency of ATX inhibitors can be readily determined by using fluorescence-based LPC derivatives. While such assays are ultra-high throughput, they are prone to false positives compared to assays based on natural LPC. Here we report the development of ultrafast mass spectrometry-based ATX assays enabling the measurement of data points within 13 s, which is 10 times faster than classic liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry...
April 2017: SLAS Discov
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328319/discovery-of-human-intestinal-mgat-inhibitors-using-high-throughput-mass-spectrometry
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Ryutaro Adachi, Tsuyoshi Ishii, Shinichi Matsumoto, Takuya Satou, Junichi Sakamoto, Tomohiro Kawamoto
Monoacylglycerol acyltransferase (MGAT) activity catalyzes the synthesis of diacylglycerol (DAG) from fatty acyl-CoA and monoacylglycerol as substrates. It is important for the resynthesis of triacylglycerol (TAG) in the intestine. In the present study, we developed a MGAT enzymatic assay of human intestinal microsomes using a high-throughput mass spectrometry (MS)-based detection system. After screening with small-molecular-weight libraries for compounds exhibiting inhibitions against DAG and the consequent TAG syntheses, we identified multiple compounds that specifically inhibit intestinal MGAT activity...
April 2017: SLAS Discov
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328315/analysis-of-protein-target-interactions-of-synthetic-mixtures-by-affinity-lc-ms
#16
Prachi Singh, Kalaipriya Madhaiyan, Minh-Dao Duong-Thi, Brian W Dymock, Sten Ohlson
Analysis of interactions between molecules is of fundamental importance in life science research. In this study, we applied weak affinity chromatography, based on high-performance liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry, as a powerful tool for direct analysis of the components of a chemical reaction mixture for their binding to a target protein. As a demonstration of the potential of this method, we analyzed the binding of the compounds of the reaction mixture to the chaperone heat shock protein 90 (Hsp90)...
April 2017: SLAS Discov
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328295/electrochemical-treatment-of-tannery-wastewater-raw-coagulated-and-pretreated-by-aops
#17
Jeremi H Naumczyk, Małgorzata A Kucharska
This study on tannery wastewater treatment showed that indirect electrooxidation by chlorine generated at a Ti/SnO2/PdO2/RuO2 (SPR) anode led to full ammonia removal, and a decrease in chemical oxygen demand (COD) of up to 77.0%. A combined process of coagulation + H2O2/UV + electrooxidation allowed us to achieve a decrease in COD of up to 97.5%. Equations describing the kinetics of the decrease in COD, the relationship between the decrease in COD and current, and the relationship between the current efficiency of COD reduction and the initial concentrations of the reagents were established...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part A, Toxic/hazardous Substances & Environmental Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328279/characterization-of-residual-organic-compounds-of-aerobic-degradation-of-landfill-leachate
#18
Míriam C S Amaral, Wagner G Moravia, Liséte C Lange
The purpose of this article is to characterize and compare the residual COD of raw landfill leachate and its low and high molecular weight fractions before and after aerobic degradation process. The low and high molecular weight fractions (<10 kDa and >10 kDa, respectively) were obtained by the use of an ultrafiltration cell. Samples of the fractions with molecular weights 10 kDa, as well as the raw leachate, were characterized in terms of COD, protein, carbohydrate and lipid concentration and by biodegradability test...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part A, Toxic/hazardous Substances & Environmental Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328210/reevaluating-the-significance-of-estrone-as-an-environmental-estrogen
#19
Gerald T Ankley, David Feifarek, Brett Blackwell, Jenna E Cavallin, Kathleen M Jensen, Michael D Kahl, Shane Poole, Eric Randolph, Travis Saari, Daniel L Villeneuve
Studies worldwide have demonstrated the occurrence of feminized male fish at sites impacted by human and animal wastes. A variety of chemicals could contribute to this phenomenon, but those receiving the greatest attention in terms of research and monitoring have been 17β-estradiol (β-E2) and 17α-ethinylestradiol, due both to their prevalence in the environment and strong estrogenic potency. A third steroid, estrone (E1), also can occur at high concentrations in surface waters, but generally has been of lesser concern due to its relatively lower affinity for vertebrate estrogen receptors...
March 22, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328192/molecular-insights-on-dissolved-organic-matter-transformation-by-supraglacial-microbial-communities
#20
Runa Antony, Amanda S Willoughby, Amanda M Grannas, Victoria Catanzano, Rachel L Sleighter, Meloth Thamban, Patrick G Hatcher, Shanta Nair
Snow overlays the majority of Antarctica and is an important repository of dissolved organic matter (DOM). DOM transformations by supraglacial microbes are not well understood. We use ultrahigh resolution mass spectrometry to elucidate molecular changes in snowpack DOM by in situ microbial processes (up to 55 days) in a coastal Antarctic site. Both autochthonous and allochthonous DOM is highly bio-available and is transformed by resident microbial communities through parallel processes of degradation and synthesis...
March 22, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
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