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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330307/effect-of-particle-size-moisture-content-and-supplements-on-selective-pretreatment-of-cotton-stalks-by-daedalea-flavida-and-enzymatic-saccharification
#1
Harmanpreet Meehnian, Asim K Jana, Mithu Maiti Jana
A large amount of cotton stalk waste biomass with high cellulose content are incinerated by the farmers causing air pollution. The high cellulose content of cotton stalks can be converted to fermentable sugars by fungal delignification pretreatment of lignocellulosic biomass and enzymatic saccharification. The effect of particle size, moisture content, and media supplements was studied for delignification of cotton stalks by Daedalea flavida MTCC 145 (DF-2) in solid-state fermentation. The highest lignolytic enzyme activities, optimal lignin degradation 29...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330298/biodegradation-of-used-engine-oil-by-novel-strains-of-ochrobactrum-anthropi-hm-1-and-citrobacter-freundii-hm-2-isolated-from-oil-contaminated-soil
#2
Haytham M M Ibrahim
Used engine oil (UEO) constitutes a serious environmental problem due to the difficulty of disposal off or reuse. Ten bacterial strains with biodegradation potential were isolated from UEO-contaminated soil sample using enrichment technique. Two strains which exhibited the highest degradation %, 51 ± 1.2 and 48 ± 1.5, respectively, were selected. Based on the morphological, biochemical characteristics and 16S rRNA sequence analysis, they were identified as Ochrobactrum anthropi HM-1 (accession no: KR360745) and Citrobacter freundii HM-2 (accession no: KR360746)...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330285/screening-production-optimization-and-characterization-of-%C3%AE-glucosidase-using-microbes-from-shellfish-waste
#3
Samhita Mahapatra, A S Vickram, T B Sridharan, R Parameswari, M Ramesh Pathy
An extracellular β-glucosidase was isolated from Proteus mirabilis VIT117 found to be growing on prawn shells. The enzyme production was found to be enhanced (14.58 U/ml) when the culture was maintained at pH 9 and provided with sorbitol as carbon source, yeast extract as nitrogen source and incubated at 37 °C for approximately 72 h. Statistical methods like Plackett-Burman and RSM were also applied here to study the effects of different combinations of growth parameters for the bacteria, where the most significant parameters were found to be inoculum size, pH, yeast extract, incubation time and sorbitol...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330282/in-vitro-cytotoxicity-and-antibacterial-activity-of-silver-coated-electrospun-polycaprolactone-gelatine-nanofibrous-scaffolds
#4
Mim Mim Lim, Naznin Sultana
The development of nano-sized scaffolds with antibacterial properties that mimic the architecture of tissue is one of the challenges in tissue engineering. In this study, polycaprolactone (PCL) and PCL/gelatine (Ge) (70:30) nanofibrous scaffolds were fabricated using a less toxic and common solvent, formic acid and an electrospinning technique. Nanofibrous scaffolds were coated with silver (Ag) in different concentrations of silver nitrate (AgNO3) aqueous solution (1.25, 2.5, 5, and 10 %) by using dipping method, drying and followed by ultraviolet (UV) photoreduction...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330268/antimicrobial-activity-of-pvp-coated-silver-nanoparticles-synthesized-by-lysinibacillus-varians
#5
Divya Bhatia, Ashwani Mittal, Deepak Kumar Malik
Emergence of resistant microbes to conventional antibiotics and increased emphasis on health-care costs has raised the concern for the development of new effective antimicrobial reagents. Silver nanoparticles being an excellent broad-spectrum antibacterial agent could be considered as a suitable alternative for existing antibiotic. This study demonstrates the extra-cellular synthesis of stable silver nanoparticles using supernatant of Lysinibacillus varians. The synthesized silver nanoparticles were characterized by using UV-visible spectrum analysis, X-ray diffraction, Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and FT-IR analysis...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330204/endophytic-fungal-isolate-mediated-biosynthesis-of-silver-nanoparticles-and-their-free-radical-scavenging-activity-and-anti-microbial-studies
#6
Vasudeva Reddy Netala, Venkata Subbaiah Kotakadi, Pushpalatha Bobbu, Susmila Aparna Gaddam, Vijaya Tartte
The present study reports that the biosynthesis of AgNPs using an endophytic fungus isolated from the ethnomedicinal plant Centella asiatica. The endophytic fungus was identified as Aspergillus versicolor ENT7 based on 18S rRNA gene sequencing (NCBI Accession number KF493864). The AgNPs synthesized were characterized by UV-visible spectroscopy, Fourier transform infra-red spectroscopy (FTIR), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), particle size analyzer, and zeta potential measurements...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330198/pretreatment-and-enzymatic-process-modification-strategies-to-improve-efficiency-of-sugar-production-from-sugarcane-bagasse
#7
Siddhartha Pal, Shereena Joy, Kalpana D Trimukhe, Pramod S Kumbhar, Anjani J Varma, Sasisanker Padmanabhan
Pretreatment and enzymatic hydrolysis play a critical role in the economic production of sugars and fuels from lignocellulosic biomass. In this study, we evaluated diverse pilot-scale pretreatments and different post-pretreatment strategies for the production of fermentable sugars from sugarcane bagasse. For the pretreatment of bagasse at pilot-scale level, steam explosion without catalyst and combination of sulfuric and oxalic acids at low and high loadings were used. Subsequently, to enhance the efficiency of enzymatic hydrolysis of the pretreated bagasse, three different post-pretreatment process schemes were investigated...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330196/cloning-and-expression-of-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-suc2-gene-in-yeast-platform-and-characterization-of-recombinant-enzyme-biochemical-properties
#8
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/28330184/potential-fibrinolytic-activity-of-an-endophytic-lasiodiplodia-pseudotheobromae-species
#9
Vineet Meshram, Sanjai Saxena
Cost-effective, fibrinolytic agents possessing least or no antigenic properties are much in demand for their prospective use as clot busters in thrombolytic therapy. The present communication explores the potential of 22 endophytic Botryosphaeria species isolated from stem of Aegle marmelos for their fibrinolytic potential. Only nine fungal isolates exhibited proteolytic activity out of which only four possessed plasminogen-independent fibrinolytic activity. The endophytic fungal isolate #1088 AMSTITYEL showed maximum in vitro proteolytic and fibrinolytic activity with a halo formation of 153...
June 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330182/efficient-single-step-chromatographic-purification-of-recombinant-human-antithrombin-rhat-from-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
#10
Maheswara Reddy Mallu, Sandeep Vemula, Srinivasa Reddy Ronda
Antithrombin (AT) is a glycoprotein that inactivates the several physiological target enzymes of coagulation system. The effect of purification strategies plays a crucial role in getting maximum recovery of yield, purity and biological activity of recombinant human antithrombin (rhAT). In the present work, the task of purifying rhAT from Saccharomyces cerevisiae BY4741 has been carried out using two different approaches such as cross flow filtration (CFF) system and chromatography methods. In the first approach, the protein was concentrated and partially purified through CFF to achieve maximum recovery yield and purity of 87 and 94 %, respectively...
June 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330172/effects-of-penicillium-chrysogenum-var-halophenolicum-on-kraft-lignin-color-stabilization-and-cytotoxicity-evaluation
#11
Marlene Remédios, Filomena A Carvalho, Francisco J Enguita, Carlos Cardoso, Ivo C Martins, Nuno C Santos, Ana Lúcia Leitão
Wood industries and agricultural crops generate an inexhaustible supply of by-products like lignin, which constitutes an environmental problem. Increasing efforts have been done to find new applications for lignin. One of them is as a food additive, but its chemical nature makes it sensitive to browning which constitutes a major drawback for this type of lignin application. In the present study we are documenting how color stabilization of a commercial kraft lignin was achieved after the treatment with Penicillium chrysogenum var...
June 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330079/evaluation-of-photosynthetic-efficacy-and-co2-removal-of-microalgae-grown-in-an-enriched-bicarbonate-medium
#12
S Abinandan, S Shanthakumar
Bicarbonate species in the aqueous phase is the primary source for CO2 for the growth of microalgae. The potential of carbon dioxide (CO2) fixation by Chlorella pyrenoidosa in enriched bicarbonate medium was evaluated. In the present study, effects of parameters such as pH, sodium bicarbonate concentration and inoculum size were assessed for the removal of CO2 by C. pyrenoidosa under mixotrophic condition. Central composite design tool from response surface methodology was used to validate statistical methods in order to study the influence of these parameters...
June 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330012/mechanical-thrombectomy-for-minor-and-mild-stroke-patients-harboring-large-vessel-occlusion-in-the-anterior-circulation-a-multicenter-case-control-study
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Cyril Dargazanli, Caroline Arquizan, Arturo Consoli, Benjamin Gory, Omer Eker, Xavier Ayrignac, Jean-Pierre Decroix, Astrid Corlobé, Isabelle Mourand, Grégory Gascou, Mahmoud Charif, Julien Labreuche, Alain Duhamel, Paul-Emile Labeyrie, Hocine Redjem, Gabriele Ciccio, Stanislas Smajda, Carlos Riquelme, Oguzhan Coskun, Jean-Philippe Desilles, Frédéric Bourdain, Roberto Riva, Mikael Obadia, Francis Turjman, Georges Rodesch, Pierre Labauge, Alain Bonafé, Mikael Mazighi, Vincent Costalat, Michel Piotin, Raphaël Blanc, Bertrand Lapergue
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Proximal large vessel occlusion (LVO) is present in up to 30% of minor strokes. There is no proven effectiveness of MT in the subgroup of minor stroke with LVO in the anterior circulation and data about mechanical thrombectomy (MT) in this subgroup of patients are sparse, with optimal management of these patients being yet not definitely addressed. The purpose of this case-control study was to evaluate MT in patients suffering from acute ischemic stroke (AIS) and LVO in the anterior circulation, presenting with minor to mild stroke symptoms (NIHSS<8)...
March 2017: Journal of Neuroradiology. Journal de Neuroradiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329862/the-transcriptome-of-the-zebrafish-embryo-after-chemical-exposure-a-meta-analysis
#14
Andreas Schüttler, Kristin Reiche, Rolf Altenburger, Wibke Busch
Numerous studies have been published in the past years investigating the transcriptome of the zebrafish embryo (ZFE) upon being subjected to chemical stress. Aiming at a more mechanistic understanding of the results of such studies, knowledge about commonalities of transcript regulation in response to chemical stress is needed. Thus, our goal in this study was to identify and interpret genes and gene sets constituting a general response to chemical exposure. Therefore, we aggregated and reanalyzed published toxicogenomics data obtained with the ZFE...
February 27, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329850/the-use-of-growth-mixture-modeling-for-studying-resilience-to-major-life-stressors-in-adulthood-and-old-age-lessons-for-class-size-and-identification-and-model-selection
#15
Frank J Infurna, Kevin J Grimm
Objectives: Growth mixture modeling (GMM) combines latent growth curve and mixture modeling approaches and is typically used to identify discrete trajectories following major life stressors (MLS). However, GMM is often applied to data that does not meet the statistical assumptions of the model (e.g., within-class normality) and researchers often do not test additional model constraints (e.g., homogeneity of variance across classes), which can lead to incorrect conclusions regarding the number and nature of the trajectories...
March 8, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329784/age-related-increases-in-verbal-knowledge-are-not-associated-with-word-finding-problems-in-the-cam-can-cohort-what-you-know-won-t-hurt-you
#16
Meredith A Shafto, Lori E James, Lise Abrams, Lorraine K Tyler
Objective: We tested the claim that age-related increases in knowledge interfere with word retrieval, leading to word finding failures. We did this by relating a measure of crystallized intelligence to tip-of-the-tongue (TOT) states and picture naming accuracy. Method: Participants were from a large (N = 708), cross-sectional (aged 18-88 years), population-based sample from the Cambridge Centre for Ageing and Neuroscience cohort (Cam-CAN; www.cam-can.com). They completed (a) the Spot-the-Word Test (STW), a measure of crystallized intelligence in which participants circled the real word in word/nonword pairs, (b) a TOT-inducing task, and (c) a picture naming task...
June 30, 2016: Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329642/effect-of-antibiotic-exposure-on-stevens-johnson-syndrome-sjs-and-toxic-epidermal-necrolysis-ten
#17
Katherine J Sullivan, Robert J Valuck, Meghan N Jeffres, Heather D Anderson
BackgroundAntibiotics are commonly implicated in Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS), overlap syndrome (SJS-TEN), and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN), rare disorders of skin and mucosal membranes, often the result of adverse drug reactions. The objective of this study is to examine associations between SJS, SJS-TEN, and TEN and antibiotic exposure overlapping diagnosis, and 3, 6, and 12 months before diagnosis.MethodsA case-control study was conducted using PharMetrics LifeLink® Health Plan Claims Database (2001-2013)...
September 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329627/association-of-atopic-dermatitis-with-tobacco-smoke-exposure-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#18
Robert Kantor, Ashley Kim, Jacob Thyssen, Jonathan I Silverberg
Previous studies found conflicting results about whether exposure to tobacco smoke is associated with increased atopic dermatitis (AD). We examined this association by systematic review and meta-analysis of MEDLINE, EMBASE, Scopus, and Cochrane Library and identified 86 studies, including 680,176 patients from 39 countries. A meta-analysis was performed using random-effects models to estimate pooled odds ratios (OR). Subset analyses were performed for different ages (children or adult), regions, study designs (cross-sectional vs...
September 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329445/nanoscale-imaging-of-current-density-with-a-single-spin-magnetometer
#19
Kevin Chang, Alexander Eichler, Jan Rhensius, Luca Lorenzelli, Christian L Degen
Charge transport in nanostructures and thin films is fundamental to many phenomena and processes in science and technology, ranging from quantum effects and electronic correlations in mesoscopic physics, to integrated charge- or spin-based electronic circuits, to photoactive layers in energy research. Direct visualization of the charge flow in such structures is challenging due to their nanometer size and the itinerant nature of currents. In this work, we demonstrate non-invasive magnetic imaging of current density in two-dimensional conductor networks including metallic nanowires and carbon nanotubes...
March 22, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329418/covalent-crosslinking-of-graphene-quantum-dots-by-mcmurry-deoxygenation-coupling
#20
Shaowei Chen, Limei Chen, Peiguangf Hu, Jia En Lu
Graphene quantum dots were covalently crosslinked forming ensembles of a few hundred nanometers in size by McMurry deoxygenation coupling reactions of peripheral carbonyl functional moieties catalyzed by TiCl4 and Zn powders in refluxing THF, as manifested in TEM, AFM, FTIR, Raman and XPS measurements. Photoluminescence measurements showed that after chemical coupling, the excitation and emisison peaks blue-shifted somewhat and the emission intensity increased markedly, likely due to the removal of oxygenated species where quinone-like species were known to be effective electron-acceptors and emission quenchers...
March 22, 2017: Chemistry, An Asian Journal
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