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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220903/application-of-carbohydrate-arrays-coupled-with-mass-spectrometry-to-detect-activity-of-plant-polysaccharide-degradative-enzymes-from-the-fungus-aspergillus-niger
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Jolanda M van Munster, Baptiste Thomas, Michel Riese, Adrienne L Davis, Christopher J Gray, David B Archer, Sabine L Flitsch
Renewables-based biotechnology depends on enzymes to degrade plant lignocellulose to simple sugars that are converted to fuels or high-value products. Identification and characterization of such lignocellulose degradative enzymes could be fast-tracked by availability of an enzyme activity measurement method that is fast, label-free, uses minimal resources and allows direct identification of generated products. We developed such a method by applying carbohydrate arrays coupled with MALDI-ToF mass spectrometry to identify reaction products of carbohydrate active enzymes (CAZymes) of the filamentous fungus Aspergillus niger...
February 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220590/biosynthesis-and-mass-spectral-fragmentation-pathways-of-13-c-and-15-n-labeled-cytochalasin-d-produced-by-xylaria-arbuscula
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Luciana da Silva Amaral, Taicia Pacheco Fill, Luiz Fernando Arruda Santos, Edson Rodrigues-Filho
The fungus Xylaria arbuscula was isolated as an endophyte from Cupressus lusitanica and has shown to be a prominent producer of cytochalasans, mainly cytochalasin C, D and Q. Cytochalasans comprise an important class of fungal secondary metabolites that have aroused attention due to their uncommon molecular structures and pronounced biological activities. Due to the few published studies on the ESI-MS/MS fragmentation of this important class of secondary metabolites, in the first part of our work we studied the cytochalasin D fragmentation pathways using an ESI-Q-ToF mass spectrometer coupled with liquid chromatography...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Mass Spectrometry: JMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220137/proteomic-analysis-reveals-the-positive-effect-of-exogenous-spermidine-in-tomato-seedlings-response-to-high-temperature-stress
#3
Qinqin Sang, Xi Shan, Yahong An, Sheng Shu, Jin Sun, Shirong Guo
Polyamines are phytohormones that regulate plant growth and development as well as the response to environmental stresses. To evaluate their functions in high-temperature stress responses, the effects of exogenous spermidine (Spd) were determined in tomato leaves using two-dimensional electrophoresis and MALDI-TOF/TOF MS. A total of 67 differentially expressed proteins were identified in response to high-temperature stress and/or exogenous Spd, which were grouped into different categories according to biological processes...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219823/proteomic-analysis-of-a-carbapenem-resistant-klebsiella-pneumoniae-strain-in-response-to-meropenem-stress
#4
Arbab Khan, Divakar Sharma, Mohammad Faheem, Deepa Bisht, Asad U Khan
OBJECTIVES: Antibiotic resistance has become a major problem in treating bacterial infections. The aim of this study was to elucidate the effects of meropenem on a blaKPC-2-harbouring multidrug-resistant clinical strain of Klebsiella pneumoniae through a proteomics approach in order to attain a deeper understanding of bacterial resistance strategies. METHODS: Analysis was performed by two-dimensional gel electrophoresis of whole-cell extracts of bacteria exposed to a sublethal concentration of meropenem compared with the untreated control...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219754/identification-of-responsive-proteins-in-panonychus-citri-exposed-to-abamectin-by-a-proteomic-approach
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Xiao-Min Shen, Rui Zhong, Wen-Kai Xia, Dong Wei, Tian-Bo Ding, Chong-Yu Liao, Jin-Zhi Niu, Wei Dou, Jin-Jun Wang
: Abamectin is a microbial-derived pesticide widely used for control of agricultural pests. However, sustained use of abamectin has led to the development of resistance in some target species. Previous studies on arthropod resistance to abamectin have mainly used traditional biochemical and molecular approaches. To understand the responses of citrus red mite, Panonychus citri, exposed to abamectin, comparative proteomic analysis was conducted using two-dimensional electrophoresis (2-DE)...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219735/complete-genome-sequence-of-leuconostoc-garlicum-kccm-43211-producing-exopolysaccharide
#6
Sang Pil Hong, Seung Chul Shin, Woo-Kyung Kang, Young-Wook Chin, Timothy L Turner, Hyun Wook Choi, Kyung Mo Song, Hyo Jin Kim
Leuconostoc garlicum KCCM 43211 isolated from traditional Korean fermented food is an intensive producer of exopolysaccharide (EPS). Here we report the first complete genome sequence of L. garlicum KCCM 43211. The genome sequence displayed that this strain contains genes involved in production of EPS possibly composed of glucose monomers. An uncharacterized EPS from the L. garlicum KCCM 43211 strains was also produced during fermentation in the sucrose medium. The MALDI-TOF results displayed the typical mass spectrometry pattern of dextran...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219129/-effects-of-sevoflurane-and-desflurane-on-pharmacodynamics-of-rocuronium-in-children
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D X Kang, Y Q Rao, B Ji, J Li
Objective: To observe the intraoperative influences on pharmacodynamics of rocuronium in children inhaling sevoflurane and desflurane for 40 min balance. Methods: Ninety children (ASAⅠ-Ⅱ) undergoing elective surgery with general anesthesia in Second Affiliated Hospital & Yuying Children's Hospital, Wenzhou Medical University from July 2015 to May 2016 were randomly assigned into six groups (n=15): Sevoflurane group (group S1 and S2), Desflurane group (group D1 and D2) and Propofol group (group P1 and P2)...
February 14, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217135/tps46-a-rice-terpene-synthase-conferring-natural-resistance-to-bird-cherry-oat-aphid-rhopalosiphum-padi-linnaeus
#8
Yang Sun, Xinzheng Huang, Yuese Ning, Weixia Jing, Toby J A Bruce, Fangjun Qi, Qixia Xu, Kongming Wu, Yongjun Zhang, Yuyuan Guo
Plant terpene synthases (TPSs) are key enzymes responsible for terpene biosynthesis, and can play important roles in defense against herbivore attack. In rice, the protein sequence of TPS46 was most closely related to maize TPS10. However, unlike maize tps10, tps46 was also constitutively expressed in rice even in the absence of herbivore attack. Potential roles or constitutive emissions of specific volatiles may due to the constitutive expressions of tps46 in rice. Therefore, in the present study, RNA interference (Ri) and overexpression (Oe) rice lines were generated to investigate the potential function of TPS46 in Oryza sativa sp...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216903/rapid-analysis-of-components-in-coptis-chinensis-franch-by-ultra-performance-liquid-chromatography-with-quadrupole-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry
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Peng-Peng Tian, Xiao-Xu Zhang, Hong-Ping Wang, Pu-Ling Li, Yu-Xin Liu, Shao-Jing Li
BACKGROUND: Coptis chinensis Franch is a traditional Chinese medical herb. OBJECTIVE: In this article, ultra-performance liquid chromatography coupled with quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry was used to rapidly, qualitatively, and comprehensively identify the components in Coptis chinensis Franch. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Chromatographic separation was achieved on an Agilent Zorbax RRHD Eclipse Plus C18 column. The mobile phase consisted of 0...
January 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216408/neuroprotective-property-of-low-molecular-weight-fraction-from-b-jararaca-snake-venom-in-h2o2-induced-cytotoxicity-in-cultured-hippocampal-cells
#10
Samyr Machado Querobino, Daniel Carneiro Carrettiero, Maricilia Silva Costa, Carlos Alberto-Silva
In central nervous system cells, low molecular weight fractions (LMWF) from snake venoms can inhibit changes in mitochondrial membrane permeability, preventing the diffusion of cytochrome c to the cytoplasm, inhibiting the activation of pro-apoptotic factors. Here, we evaluated the neuroprotective activity of LMWF from Bothrops jararaca (Bj) snake venom in H2O2-induced cytotoxicity in cultured hippocampal cells. SDS-PAGE, FT-IR and MALDI-TOF analysis of LMWF (<14 kDa) confirmed the absence of high-molecular-weight proteins in the fraction...
February 16, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215700/effect-of-therapeutic-concentration-of-lithium-on-live-hek293-cells-increase-of-na-k-atpase-change-of-overall-protein-composition-and-alteration-of-surface-layer-of-plasma-membrane
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Miroslava Vosahlikova, Hana Ujcikova, Oleksandr Chernyavskiy, Jana Brejchova, Lenka Roubalova, Martin Alda, Petr Svoboda
BACKGROUND: The effect of long-term exposure of live cells to lithium cations (Li) was studied in HEK293 cells cultivated in the presence of 1mM LiCl for 7 or 21days. The alteration of Na(+)/K(+)-ATPase level, protein composition and biophysical state of plasma membrane was determined with the aim to characterize the physiological state of Li-treated cells. METHODS: Na(+)/K(+)-ATPase level was determined by [(3)H]ouabain binding and immunoblot assays. Overall protein composition was determined by 2D electrophoresis followed by proteomic analysis by MALDI-TOF MS/MS and LFQ...
February 12, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215348/in%C3%A2-vitro-secretomic-analysis-identifies-putative-pathogenicity-related-proteins-of-sporisorium-scitamineum-the-sugarcane-smut-fungus
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Leonard Barnabas, N M R Ashwin, Kalimuthu Kaverinathan, Anna Rita Trentin, Micaela Pivato, Amalraj Ramesh Sundar, Palaniyandi Malathi, Rasappa Viswanathan, Paolo Carletti, Giorgio Arrigoni, Antonio Masi, Ganesh Kumar Agrawal, Randeep Rakwal
Sporisorium scitamineum, the sugarcane smut pathogen, relies predominantly on its secretome to successfully colonise its host, in accordance with other related smut fungi. Considering the significance of deciphering its secretome, we have examined alterations in the in vitro secretome of S. scitamineum in response to synthetic and sugarcane meristem tissue-amended growth media, so as to identify host signal responsive secretory proteins. Secretory proteins that were differentially abundant and exclusively secreted in response to host extract media were identified by two-dimensional gel electrophoresis coupled with MALDI-TOF/TOF MS...
March 2017: Fungal Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213143/selective-detection-of-cu-2-and-co-2-in-aqueous-media-asymmetric-chemosensors-crystal-structure-and-spectroscopic-studies
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Samira Gholizadeh Dogaheh, Hamid Khanmohammadi, E Carolina Sañudo
Two new azo-azomethine receptors, H2L(1) and H2L(2), containing hydrazine, naphthalene and different electron withdrawing groups, Cl and NO2, have been designed and synthesized for qualitative and quantitative detection of Cu(2+) and Co(2+) in aqueous media. The crystal structure of H2L(1)is reported. The H2L(1)was used as a chemosensor for selective detection of trace amount of Cu(2+) in aqueous media. H2L(2) was also applied to naked-eye distinction of Cu(2+) and Co(2+) from other transition metal ions in aqueous media...
February 8, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212932/purification-and-characterisation-of-a-pronase-inducible-lectin-isolated-from-human-serum
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Beulaja Manikandan, Manikandan Ramar, Thiagarajan Raman, Mullainadhan Periasamy, Arumugam Munusamy
A new lectin was purified to electrophoretic homogeneity from pronase treated human serum by a single-step of affinity chromatography on concanavalin A-Sepharose 4B. The isolated lectin agglutinated five types of vertebrate RBC, with highest titer against hen RBC. This activity was independent of divalent cations, insensitive to EDTA and specific to mannosamine, glucosamine as well as galactosamine. This lectin gave a single symmetrical peak in its native form with a molecular mass estimate of 6kDa in FPLC analysis and 6...
February 14, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211996/alternating-current-electrophoretic-deposition-for-the-immobilization-of-antimicrobial-agents-on-titanium-implant-surfaces
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Annabel Braem, Katrijn De Brucker, Nicolas Delattin, Manuela Sonja Killian, Maarten B J Roeffaers, Tomohiko Yoshioka, Satoshi Hayakawa, Patrik Schmuki, Bruno P A Cammue, Sannakaisa Virtanen, Karin Thevissen, Bram Neirinck
One prominent cause of implant failure is infection, therefore research is focusing on developing surface coatings that render the surface resistant to colonization by micro-organisms. Permanently attached coatings of antimicrobial molecules are of particular interest because of the reduced cytoxicity and lower risk of developing resistance compared to controlled release coatings. In this study, we focus on the chemical grafting of bioactive molecules on titanium. To concentrate the molecules at the metallic implant surface, we propose electrophoretic deposition (EPD) applying alternating current (AC) signals with an asymmetrical wave shape...
February 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211732/time-reversal-measurement-of-the-p-wave-cross-sections-of-the-7-be-n-%C3%AE-4-he-reaction-for-the-cosmological-li-problem
#16
T Kawabata, Y Fujikawa, T Furuno, T Goto, T Hashimoto, M Ichikawa, M Itoh, N Iwasa, Y Kanada-En'yo, A Koshikawa, S Kubono, E Miyawaki, M Mizuno, K Mizutani, T Morimoto, M Murata, T Nanamura, S Nishimura, S Okamoto, Y Sakaguchi, I Sakata, A Sakaue, R Sawada, Y Shikata, Y Takahashi, D Takechi, T Takeda, C Takimoto, M Tsumura, K Watanabe, S Yoshida
The cross sections of the ^{7}Be(n,α)^{4}He reaction for p-wave neutrons were experimentally determined at E_{c.m.}=0.20-0.81  MeV slightly above the big bang nucleosynthesis (BBN) energy window for the first time on the basis of the detailed balance principle by measuring the time-reverse reaction. The obtained cross sections are much larger than the cross sections for s-wave neutrons inferred from the recent measurement at the n_TOF facility in CERN, but significantly smaller than the theoretical estimation widely used in the BBN calculations...
February 3, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211337/enhanced-electrochemical-degradation-of-ibuprofen-in-aqueous-solution-by-ptru-alloy-catalyst
#17
Chiung-Fen Chang, Tsan-Yao Chen, Ching-Ju Monica Chin, Yu-Tsun Kuo
Electrochemical advanced oxidation processes (EAOPs) regarded as a green technology for aqueous ibuprofen treatment was investigated in this study. Multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs), Pt nanoparticles (Pt NPs), and PtRu alloy, of which physicochemical properties were characterized by XRD and X-ray absorption spectroscopy, were used to synthesize three types of cheap and effective anodes based on commercial conductive glass. Furthermore, the operating parameters, such as the current densities, initial concentrations, and solution pH were also investigated...
February 6, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208971/a-rare-association-of-pentalogy-of-fallot-with-situs-inversus-totalis-complicated-by-brain-abscess-in-an-adolescent-case-report
#18
Muhammed Basheer, Sunil Kumar Agarwalla
Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) is the most frequently diagnosed congenital cyanotic heart disease. It is often associated with additional findings, such as atrial septal defect (i.e., pentalogy of Fallot) or right sided aortic arch. Association of this pentalogy of Fallot with situs inversus totalis is rarely reported in paediatric literature and it can cause technical challenges to intracardiac repair. We report the case of pentalogy of Fallot with dextrocardia and situs inversus presenting as parieto-occipital abscess in a 12-year-old child...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207866/a-novel-mechanism-of-metal-gel-shift-by-histidine-rich-ni2-binding-hpn-protein-from-helicobacter-pylori-strain-ss1
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Rahul Mahadev Shelake, Yuki Ito, Junya Masumoto, Eugene Hayato Morita, Hidenori Hayashi
Sodium dodecyl sulphate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE) is a universally used method for determining approximate molecular weight (MW) in protein research. Migration of protein that does not correlate with formula MW, termed "gel shifting" appears to be common for histidine-rich proteins but not yet studied in detail. We investigated "gel shifting" in Ni2+-binding histidine-rich Hpn protein cloned from Helicobacter pylori strain SS1. Our data demonstrate two important factors determining "gel shifting" of Hpn, polyacrylamide-gel concentration and metal binding...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207855/novel-approaches-for-the-taxonomic-and-metabolic-characterization-of-lactobacilli-integration-of-16s-rrna-gene-sequencing-with-maldi-tof-ms-and-1h-nmr
#20
Claudio Foschi, Luca Laghi, Carola Parolin, Barbara Giordani, Monica Compri, Roberto Cevenini, Antonella Marangoni, Beatrice Vitali
Lactobacilli represent a wide range of bacterial species with several implications for the human host. They play a crucial role in maintaining the ecological equilibrium of different biological niches and are essential for fermented food production and probiotic formulation. Despite the consensus about the 'health-promoting' significance of Lactobacillus genus, its genotypic and phenotypic characterization still poses several difficulties. The aim of this study was to assess the integration of different approaches, genotypic (16S rRNA gene sequencing), proteomic (MALDI-TOF MS) and metabolomic (1H-NMR), for the taxonomic and metabolic characterization of Lactobacillus species...
2017: PloS One
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