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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785634/a-cluster-of-five-genes-essential-for-the-utilization-of-dihydroxamate-xenosiderophores-in-synechocystis-sp-pcc-6803
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Tobias A Obando S, Michael M Babykin, Vladislav V Zinchenko
The unicellular freshwater cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 is capable of using dihydroxamate xenosiderophores, either ferric schizokinen (FeSK) or a siderophore of the filamentous cyanobacterium Anabaena variabilis ATCC 29413 (SAV), as the sole source of iron in the TonB-dependent manner. The fecCDEB1-schT gene cluster encoding a siderophore transport system that is involved in the utilization of FeSK and SAV in Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 was identified. The gene schT encodes TonB-dependent outer membrane transporter, whereas the remaining four genes encode the ABC-type transporter FecB1CDE formed by the periplasmic binding protein FecB1, the transmembrane permease proteins FecC and FecD, and the ATPase FecE...
May 21, 2018: Current Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784767/vacuolar-iron-stores-gated-by-nramp3-and-nramp4-are-the-primary-source-of-iron-in-germinating-seeds
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Emma L Bastow, Vanesa S Garcia de la Torre, Andrew E Maclean, Robert T Green, Sylvain Merlot, Sebastien Thomine, Janneke Balk
During seed germination, iron (Fe) stored in vacuoles is exported by the redundant NRAMP3 and NRAMP4 transporter proteins. A double nramp3 nramp4 mutant is unable to mobilize Fe stores and does not develop in the absence of external Fe. We used RNA sequencing to compare gene expression in nramp3 nramp4 and wild type during germination and early seedling development. Even though sufficient Fe was supplied, the Fe-responsive transcription factors bHLH38, 39, 100 and 101 and their downstream targets FRO2 and IRT1 mediating Fe uptake were strongly upregulated in the nramp3 nramp4 mutant...
May 21, 2018: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783055/characterization-and-coagulation-flocculation-performance-of-a-composite-flocculant-in-high-turbidity-drinking-water-treatment
#3
Xiang Xia, Shuhuan Lan, Xudong Li, Yifei Xie, Yajie Liang, Peihan Yan, Zhengyang Chen, Yunxiao Xing
Klebsiella variicola B16, a microbial bioflocculant (MBF-B16)-producing bacteria, was isolated and identified by its 16S rRNA sequence, biochemical properties, and physiological characteristics. The effects of culture conditions on MBF-B16 production, including carbon source, nitrogen source, C/N ratio, initial pH, and culture temperature, were investigated in this study. Results showed that 6.96 g of MBF-B16 could be extracted from a 1-L culture broth under optimized conditions. Chemical analysis showed that polysaccharide and protein were the main components...
April 30, 2018: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781404/removal-of-iron-ore-slimes-from-a-highly-turbid-water-by-daf
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L M Faustino, A S Braga, G D Sacchi, W Whitaker, M A P Reali, L S Leal Filho, L A Daniel
This paper addresses Dissolved Air Flotation (DAF) process variables, such as the flocculation parameters and the recycle water addition, as well as the pretreatment chemical variables (coagulation conditions), to determine the optimal values for the flotation of iron ore slimes found in a highly turbid water sample from the Gualaxo do Norte River, a tributary of the Doce River Basin in Minas Gerais, Brazil. This work was conducted using a flotatest batch laboratory-scale device to evaluate the effectiveness of DAF for cleaning the water polluted by the Samarco tailings dam leakage and determine the ability of DAF to reduce the water turbidity from 358 NTU to values below 100 NTU, aiming to comply with current legislation...
May 21, 2018: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778155/effect-of-phosphate-releasing-in-activated-sludge-on-phosphorus-removal-from-municipal-wastewater
#5
Jie Ge, Xiaoguang Meng, Yonghui Song, Amalia Terracciano
Aluminum and ferric salts are commonly used in municipal wastewater treatment plants (WWPTs) for phosphorus (P) removal. In this study, on-site jar tests were conducted to determine the removal of different P species from the fresh samples in the presence and absence of activated sludge (AS) with different doses of alum, poly-aluminum chloride, and ferric chloride at different pH. The soluble P (SP) concentration in the samples was about 0.63mg/L. When the mixed liquor containing AS was treated with 8mg/L of Al, SP could be reduced to 0...
May 2018: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777902/chemical-characterization-and-cerebroprotective-effect-of-methanolic-root-extract-of-colebrookea-oppositifolia-in-rats
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Gollapalle Lakshminarayanashastry Viswanatha, Marikunte V Venkataranganna, Nunna Bheema Lingeswara Prasad, Shylaja Hanumanthappa
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Colebrookea oppositifolia Smith is one of the extensively used plants to treat neurological conditions such as epilepsy by the various ethnic communities in sub-Himalayan regions of India such as Bhoxa, Tharu and nomadic Gujjars. AIM OF THE STUDY: This study was conducted to evaluate the cerebroprotective effect of C. oppositifolia methanolic root (MeCO) extract in Wistar rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The MeCO was characterized for total phenolic content and later subjected for detailed liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry analysis...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776923/environmental-adaptability-for-quorum-sensing-regulating-iron-uptake-during-biofilm-formation-in-paracoccus-denitrificans
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Yang Zhang, Jie Gao, Lushan Wang, Shuangjiang Liu, Zhihui Bai, Xuliang Zhuang, Guoqiang Zhuang
Paracoccus denitrificans is a valuable model organism due to its versatile respiration capability and bioenergetic flexibility, both of which are critical to its survival in different environments. Quorum sensing (QS) plays a crucial role in the regulation of many cell functions; however, whether QS systems play a role in P. denitrificans is unknown. In this study, we demonstrated that iron uptake systems in P. denitrificans were directly regulated by a newly identified QS system. Genes coding for TonB-dependent systems, which transport chelated iron, were transcribed at higher levels in the QS-defective mutants...
May 18, 2018: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775229/synthesis-of-an-all-ferric-cuboidal-cluster-feiii%C3%A2-s%C3%A2-sar-%C3%A2
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Golam Moula, Tsuyoshi Matsumoto, Matthias E Miehlich, Karsten Meyer, Kazuyuki Tatsumi
An unprecedented, super oxidized all-ferric iron-sulfur cubanoid cluster with all terminal thiolates, Fe₄S₄(STbt)₄ (3) [Tbt = 2,4,6-tris{bis(trimethylsilyl)methyl}phenyl], has been isolated from the reaction of the bis-thiolate complex Fe(STbt)₂ (2) with elemental sulfur. This cluster 3 has been characterized by X-ray crystallography, zero-field ⁵⁷Fe Mössbauer spectroscopy, cyclic voltammetry, and other relevant physico-chemical methods. Based on all data, the electronic ground state of the cluster has been assigned to be Stot = 0...
May 18, 2018: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774235/the-redox-filter-beneath-magmatic-orogens-and-the-formation-of-continental-crust
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Ming Tang, Monica Erdman, Graham Eldridge, Cin-Ty A Lee
The two most important magmatic differentiation series on Earth are the Fe-enriching tholeiitic series, which dominates the oceanic crust and island arcs, and the Fe-depleting calc-alkaline series, which dominates the continental crust and continental arcs. It is well known that calc-alkaline magmas are more oxidized when they erupt and are preferentially found in regions of thick crust, but why these quantities should be related remains unexplained. We use the redox-sensitive behavior of europium (Eu) in deep-seated, plagioclase-free arc cumulates to directly constrain the redox evolution of arc magmas at depth...
May 2018: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773477/selenium-bioaccumulation-and-associated-nutraceutical-properties-in-calocybe-indica-mushroom-cultivated-on-se-enriched-wheat-straw
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Himanshi Rathore, Abhishek Sharma, Shalinee Prasad, Satyawati Sharma
Calocybe indica was cultivated on wheat straw enriched with various concentrations of sodium selenite (Na2 SeO3 ), (2.5-40 μg/ml). The content of selenium (Se) in fruit bodies increased linearly by increasing the amount of Na2 SeO3 , although the biomass yield inhibited above 5 μg/ml. The fruit bodies accumulated inorganic Se into organic forms by integrating the Se into proteins (56%-68%), polysaccharides (22%-29%), and nucleic acids (1.4%-2.7%). Maximum protein content (25.31 g/100 g) was observed in fruit bodies harvested from the substrate enriched with 10 μg/ml Se...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773399/dual-physically-crosslinked-healable-polyacrylamide-cellulose-nanofibers-nanocomposite-hydrogels-with-excellent-mechanical-properties
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Jiabao Niu, Jianquan Wang, Xiaofu Dai, Ziqiang Shao, Xiaonan Huang
To develop healable hydrogels with excellent mechanical properties is still a challenge topic. In this study, a novel class of physically crosslinked polyacrylamide based nanocomposite hydrogels reinforced with cellulose nanofibers (CNF) were fabricated using radical polymerization, followed by further strengthening through ferric ions via strong ionic coordination interactions between Fe3+ and carboxyls on CNF surfaces. Then the obtained gels were characterized by FTIR, tensile and compressive measurements as well as healing experiments...
August 1, 2018: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772655/antioxidant-activity-and-hepatoprotective-potential-of-quercetin-7-rhamnoside-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#12
Zhi-Qiang Huang, Pan Chen, Wei-Wei Su, Yong-Gang Wang, Hao Wu, Wei Peng, Pei-Bo Li
Hypericum japonicum is traditionally used as a folk medicine to treat cholestasis and hepatitis. Quercetin 7-rhamnoside (Q7R) is one of the main flavonoid components of Hypericum japonicum and has been rarely studied. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the antioxidant activity and hepatoprotective potential of Q7R. In the in vitro experiments, DPPH, ABTS and ferric reducing antioxidant power (FRAP) assays were first performed to assess the antioxidant properties of Q7R, and then a H₂O₂-induced oxidative damage cellular model was used to determine the cytoprotective and antioxidant properties of Q7R in human liver L-02 cells...
May 16, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770169/dietary-total-antioxidant-capacity-and-dietary-polyphenol-intake-and-prevalence-of-metabolic-syndrome-in-polish-adults-a-nationwide-study
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Małgorzata Elżbieta Zujko, Anna Waśkiewicz, Anna Maria Witkowska, Danuta Szcześniewska, Tomasz Zdrojewski, Krystyna Kozakiewicz, Wojciech Drygas
Specific classes and subclasses of polyphenols have been studied for their potential effects on noncommunicable diseases, but studies on association between dietary polyphenol intake (DPI) and dietary total antioxidant capacity (DTAC) and MetS (metabolic syndrome) are scarce. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine associations between DTAC and DPI and the prevalence of MetS and its components in the Polish adult population. Subjects (5690) were participants of the Polish National Multicentre Health Examination Survey (WOBASZ II study) performed in 2013-2014...
2018: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769610/blsa-integrates-light-and-temperature-signals-into-iron-metabolism-through-fur-in-the-human-pathogen-acinetobacter-baumannii
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Marisel R Tuttobene, Pamela Cribb, María Alejandra Mussi
Light modulates global features of the important human pathogen Acinetobacter baumannii lifestyle including metabolism, tolerance to antibiotics and virulence, most of which depend on the short BLUF-type photoreceptor BlsA. In this work, we show that the ability to circumvent iron deficiency is also modulated by light at moderate temperatures, and disclose the mechanism of signal transduction by showing that BlsA antagonizes the functioning of the ferric uptake regulator (Fur) in a temperature-dependent manner...
May 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769275/-point-counterpoint-active-surveillance-for-carriers-of-toxigenic-clostridium-difficile-should-be-performed-to-guide-prevention-efforts
#15
L Clifford McDonald, Daniel J Diekema
In 2017, we published a point-counterpoint on laboratory diagnosis of C. difficile infection (CDI). At that time, Drs Ferric Fang, Christopher Polage, and Mark Wilcox discussed the strategies for diagnosing Clostridium difficile colitis in symptomatic patients. Since that manuscript new guidelines from the Infectious Diseases Society of American and the Society for Health Care Epidemiology have been published (1) and healthcare systems have begun to explore screening asymptomatic patients for C. difficile colonization...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769067/antioxidant-capacity-of-cinnamon-extract-for-palm-oil-stability
#16
Muhammad Zia Shahid, Hafiza Saima, Adeela Yasmin, Muhammad Tahir Nadeem, Muhammad Imran, Muhammad Afzaal
BACKGROUND: Spices and their bioactive components are more promising attractions for their inclusion in diet-based regimes to improve human health. These are sources of natural antioxidants and play an important role in the chemoprevention of diseases and aging. The aim of the current study was to explore the antioxidant potential of cinnamon; a widely used spice throughout the world. METHODS: The current research was aimed to investigate the antioxidant potential of cinnamon extract...
May 16, 2018: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769064/antimicrobial-and-antioxidant-activities-of-triterpenoid-and-phenolic-derivatives-from-two-cameroonian-melastomataceae-plants-dissotis-senegambiensis-and-amphiblemma-monticola
#17
Raissa Tioyem Nzogong, Fabrice Sterling Tchantchou Ndjateu, Steve Endeguele Ekom, Jules-Arnaud Mboutchom Fosso, Maurice Ducret Awouafack, Mathieu Tene, Pierre Tane, Hiroyuki Morita, Muhammad Iqbal Choudhary, Jean-de-Dieu Tamokou
BACKGROUND: Antimicrobial resistance is a serious threat against humankind and the search for new therapeutics is needed. This study aims to investigate the antimicrobial and antioxidant activities of ethanol extracts and compounds isolated from Dissotis senegambiensis and Amphiblemma monticola, two Cameroonian Melastomataceae species traditionally used for the treatment of fever, malaria and infectious diseases. METHODS: The plant extracts were prepared by maceration in ethanol...
May 16, 2018: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768904/comparative-analysis-of-physiological-impact-of-%C3%AE-fe%C3%A2-o%C3%A2-nanoparticles-on-dicotyledon-and-monocotyledon
#18
Jing Hu, Chan Wu, Hongxuan Ren, Yunqiang Wang, Junli Li, Jin Huang
Currently, the impact of nanoparticles (NPs) on plants is a provocative and promising field. As well-known, dicotyledon and monocotyledon show significant differences in the structural features of the roots and iron absorption mechanisms, and hence it is very meaningful to carry out the comparative study on the diverse impact of NPs on the physiological behaviors of monocotyledon and dicotyledon. In this study, two typical monocotyledon and dicotyledon crops, watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) and maize (Zea mays L...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767699/impact-of-double-fortified-salt-with-iron-and-iodine-on-hemoglobin-anemia-and-iron-deficiency-anemia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#19
María J Ramírez-Luzuriaga, Leila M Larson, Venkatesh Mannar, Reynaldo Martorell
Double-fortified salt (DFS) containing iron and iodine has been proposed as a feasible and cost-effective alternative for iron fortification in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis from randomized and quasi-randomized controlled trials to 1) assess the effect of DFS on biomarkers of iron status and the risk of anemia and iron deficiency anemia (IDA) and 2) evaluate differential effects of DFS by study type (efficacy or effectiveness), population subgroups, iron formulation (ferrous sulfate, ferrous fumarate, and ferric pyrophosphate), iron concentration, duration of intervention, and study quality...
May 1, 2018: Advances in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767192/ultra-low-voltage-triggered-release-of-an-anti-cancer-drug-from-polypyrrole-nanoparticles
#20
Devleena Samanta, Niloufar Hosseini-Nassab, Aidan D McCarty, Richard N Zare
We have synthesized polypyrrole nanoparticles using three different oxidizing agents (hydrogen peroxide, chloroauric acid and ferric chloride) and shown that films assembled from these nanoparticles have significantly different drug release profiles. When ferric chloride is used as the oxidizing agent, it is possible to release drugs at voltages as low as -0.05 V, almost an order of magnitude lower than typically used voltages. These ultra-low voltage responsive nanoparticles widen the window of operation of conducting polymers and enable delivery of redox active drugs...
May 16, 2018: Nanoscale
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