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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808476/bark-extracts-of-ceylon-cinnamon-possess-antilipidemic-activities-and-bind-bile-acids-in-vitro
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Walimuni Prabhashini Kaushalya Mendis Abeysekera, Sirimal Premakumara Galbada Arachchige, Wanigasekera Daya Ratnasooriya
Ethanol (95%) and dichloromethane : methanol (1 : 1) bark extracts of authenticated Ceylon cinnamon were investigated for range of antilipidemic activities (ALA): HMG-CoA reductase, lipase, cholesterol esterase, and cholesterol micellization inhibitory activities and bile acids binding in vitro. Individual compounds in bark extracts were also evaluated. Bark extracts showed ALA in all the assays studied. The IC50 (μg/mL) values ranged within 153.07 ± 8.38-277.13 ± 32.18, 297.57 ± 11.78-301.09 ± 4...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797651/biological-effects-and-chemical-characterization-of-iris-schachtii-markgr-extracts-a-new-source-of-bioactive-constituents
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Andrei Mocan, Gokhan Zengin, Adriano Mollica, Ahmet Uysal, Erdogan Gunes, Gianina Crișan, Abdurrahman Aktumsek
This study gathers information about the effects of different extracts (methanol and water) from rhizomes and aerial parts of Iris schachtii on selected enzymes (cholinesterases, alpha-amylase and alpha-glucosidase, tyrosinase and lipase) as well as on their antioxidant capacities and antimutagenic properties in relation with their phenolic composition. The chemical composition was assessed by determining total phenolic and flavonoid content as well as individual phenolic compounds by HPLC-DAD. Moreover, antioxidant abilities of the investigated extracts were tested by using different assays including free radical scavenging (DPPH and ABTS), reducing power (CUPRAC and FRAP), phosphomolybdenum and metal chelating, overall rhizomes being indicated as a superior source of antioxidant compounds...
August 7, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791824/anti-enterococcal-activities-of-pentacyclic-triterpenes
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Dorota Wojnicz, Dorota Tichaczek-Goska, Kamila Korzekwa, Marta Kicia, Andrzej Hendrich
BACKGROUND: Asiatic (AA) and ursolic (UA) acids are widely studied phytochemicals, but their antimicrobial properties are still poorly understood. Therefore our research has focused on their activity against uropathogenic Enterococcus faecalis strains. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this research was to determine the influence of AA and UA on the growth, cell morphology, virulence factors and biofilm formation by E. faecalis strains. MATERIAL AND METHODS: AA and UA were purchased from Sigma-Aldrich...
May 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780114/development-of-a-novel-loop-mediated-isothermal-amplification-assay-for-the-detection-of-lipolytic-pseudomonas-fluorescens-in-raw-cow-milk-from-north-china
#4
Liang Xin, Lanwei Zhang, Zhaoxu Meng, Kai Lin, Shuang Zhang, Xue Han, HuaXi Yi, Yanhua Cui
Lipases secreted by psychrotrophic bacteria are known to be heat resistant and can remain active even after the thermal processing of milk products. Such enzymes are able to destabilize the quality of milk products by causing a rancid flavor. Rapid detection of a small amount of heat-resistant lipase-producing psychrotrophic bacteria is crucial for reducing their adverse effects on milk quality. In this study, we established and optimized a novel loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assay for the detection of Pseudomonas fluorescens in raw cow milk, as the most frequently reported heat-resistant lipase-producing bacterial species...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768186/enhanced-catalytic-stability-of-lipase-immobilized-on-oxidized-and-disulfide-rich-eggshell-membrane-for-esters-hydrolysis-and-transesterification
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Chenyu Jiang, Chuanchuan Cheng, Mei Hao, Hongbin Wang, Zhiying Wang, Cai Shen, Ling-Zhi Cheong
Eggshell membrane (ESM) is an industrial waste that is available in abundance from food industry. Present study investigated the physicochemical properties of oxidized ESM and compared the efficiency of ESM and oxidized ESM as carrier for Burkholderia cepacia lipase (BCL) used in esters hydrolysis and transesterification. Following oxidation treatment, FTIR analysis and Ellman's assay showed amino acid cysteine in ESM was oxidized to form disulfide bond-containing cystine. In addition, AFM analysis showed ESM which exhibited a highly porous filamentous structure appeared to be coalesce following oxidation treatment...
July 30, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753931/preparation-of-carriers-based-on-zno-nanoparticles-decorated-on-graphene-oxide-go-nanosheets-for-efficient-immobilization-of-lipase-from-candida-rugosa
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Shan Zhang, Jie Shi, Qianchun Deng, Mingming Zheng, Chuyun Wan, Chang Zheng, Ya Li, Fenghong Huang
Herein, a promising carrier, graphene oxide (GO) decorated with ZnO nanoparticles, denoted as GO/ZnO composite, has been designed and constructed. This carrier was characterized by X-ray powder diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and thermogravimetry. Then, Candida rugosa lipase (CRL) was immobilized onto the GO-based materials via physical adsorption. Our results indicated that the lipase loading amount on the GO/ZnO composites was about 73.52 mg of protein per g...
July 19, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753316/inhibitory-potential-of-red-cabbage-against-digestive-enzymes-linked-to-obesity-and-type-2-diabetes
#7
Anna Podsędek, Iwona Majewska, Alicja Z Kucharska
Assays of the inhibitory potential against enzymes involved in carbohydrate and lipid digestion (α-amylase, α-glucosidase, and lipase) as well as the total contents of phenolics and anthocyanins, anthocyanin profile, and antioxidant capacity revealed significant differences (p < 0.05) between five varieties of red cabbage. Among the varieties, the highest inhibitory activity against α-glucosidase (IC50 = 3.87 ± 0.12 mg dry weight (DW) of cabbage/mL) and lipase (IC50 = 1.57 ± 0.06 mg DW/mL) was exhibited by the Koda variety, which showed the highest antioxidant capacity in ABTS (Trolox equivalent antioxidant capacity (TEAC) = 141 ± 4...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735047/sesamol-exhibits-potent-antimycobacterial-activity-underlying-mechanisms-and-impact-on-virulence-traits
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Sandeep Hans, Sharda Sharma, Saif Hameed, Zeeshan Fatima
OBJECTIVES: Novel strategies to overcome multidrug resistance (MDR) in Tuberculosis (TB) still remain a concern. Usage of natural compounds nowadays to surmount the increasing burden of MDR-TB has shown promising results. The aim of this study was to evaluate the antimycobacterial potential of sesamol (Ses) a natural phenolic compound against Mycobacterium smegmatis, a surrogate for MTB and its underlying mechanism of action along with its effect on mycobacterial virulence traits. METHODS: Cell surface phenotypes were estimated microscopically and spectrophotometrically respectively...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705641/design-synthesis-biological-evaluation-and-molecular-modelling-studies-of-novel-diaryl-substituted-pyrazolyl-thiazolidinediones-as-potent-pancreatic-lipase-inhibitors
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Sridhar S N C, Deendyal Bhurta, Dharmvir Kantiwal, Ginson George, Vikramdeep Monga, Atish T Paul
A series of novel diaryl substituted pyrazolyl 2,4-thiazolidinediones were synthesized via reaction of appropriate pyrazolecarboxaldehydes with 2,4-thiazolidinedione (TZD) and nitrobenzyl substituted 2,4-thiazolidinedione. The resulting compounds were screened in vitro for pancreatic lipase (PL) inhibitory activity. Two assay protocols were performed viz., methods A and B using p-nitrophenyl butyrate and tributyrin as substrates, respectively. Compound 11e exhibited potent PL inhibitory activity (IC50=4.81µM and Xi50=10...
June 28, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702002/production-of-lipopeptide-biosurfactant-by-a-marine-nesterenkonia-sp-and-its-application-in-food-industry
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George S Kiran, Sethu Priyadharsini, Arya Sajayan, Gopal B Priyadharsini, Navya Poulose, Joseph Selvin
Biosurfactants are smart biomolecules which have wide spread application in medicines, processed foods, cosmetics as well as in bioremediation. In food industry, biosurfactants are used as emulsion stabilizing agents, antiadhesives, and antimicrobial/antibiofilm agents. Nowadays biosurfactant demands in industries has increased tremendously and therefore new bacterial strains are being explored for large scale production of biosurfactants. In this study, an actinobacterial strain MSA31 was isolated from a marine sponge Fasciospongia cavernosa which showed high activity in biosurfactant screening assays such as drop collapsing, oil displacement, lipase and emulsification...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666713/gpihbp1-autoantibodies-in-a-patient-with-unexplained-chylomicronemia
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Xuchen Hu, Geesje M Dallinga-Thie, G Kees Hovingh, Sandy Y Chang, Norma P Sandoval, Tiffany Ly P Dang, Isamu Fukamachi, Kazuya Miyashita, Katsuyuki Nakajima, Masami Murakami, Loren G Fong, Michael Ploug, Stephen G Young, Anne P Beigneux
BACKGROUND: GPIHBP1, a glycolipid-anchored protein of capillary endothelial cells, binds lipoprotein lipase (LPL) in the interstitial spaces and transports it to the capillary lumen. GPIHBP1 deficiency prevents LPL from reaching the capillary lumen, resulting in low intravascular LPL levels, impaired intravascular triglyceride processing, and severe hypertriglyceridemia (chylomicronemia). A recent study showed that some cases of hypertriglyceridemia are caused by autoantibodies against GPIHBP1 ("GPIHBP1 autoantibody syndrome")...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659894/thyme-oil-reduces-biofilm-formation-and-impairs-virulence-of-xanthomonas-oryzae
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Akanksha Singh, Rupali Gupta, Sudeep Tandon, Rakesh Pandey
Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae (Xoo), a common bacterial plant pathogen regulates its virulence and biofilm formation attribute via a chemical method of communication. Disabling this mechanism offers a promising alternative to reduce the virulence and pathogencity of the microorganism. In this study, the effect of thyme (THY) oil on Quorum Sensing mediated synthesis of various virulence factors and biofilm formation was analyzed. Treatment of Xoo with 500 ppm THY oil displayed a significant diminution in swimming, swarming, exopolysaccharide and xanthomonadin secretion...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650775/urine-interleukin-18-il-18-as-a-biomarker-of-total-body-irradiation-a-preliminary-study-in-nonhuman-primates
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Mang Xiao, David L Bolduc, XiangHong Li, Wanchang Cui, Kevin P Hieber, Rolf Bünger, Natalia I Ossetrova
We have reported that circulating IL-18 can be used as a radiation biomarker in mice, minipigs and nonhuman primates (NHPs, Macaca mulatta). Here, we report the levels of IL-18 in individual NHP's urine before and at 6 h-7 days after 5.0, 6.5 and 8.5 Gy (60)Co total-body irradiation (TBI) using enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Six animals (3.5-5.5 kg, 3-4 years old) per radiation dose were investigated. Correlation values between urine IL-18 and blood cell counts and serum chemistry parameters including lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), lipase, and serum total protein (TP), as well as between urine IL-18 and 60-day survival, were analyzed...
June 26, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645774/evaluation-of-selected-indian-medicinal-plants-for-antagonistic-potential-against-malassezia-spp-and-the-synergistic-effect-of-embelin-in-combination-with-ketoconazole
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Chandran Sivasankar, Subramanian Gayathri, James Prabhanand Bhaskar, Venkat Krishnan, Shunmugiah Karutha Pandian
The genus Malassezia comprises of extremely lipophilic yeasts secreting lipases as a vital factor for survival. They are emerging as opportunistic pathogens in medical microbiology and dermatology by causing recurring and recalcitrant infection. Combinatorial therapy is a constructive way to combat infectious diseases. In that prospect, totally 16 Indian medicinal plants were screened, among which a maximum degree of antimicrobial activity was ascertained in Embelia ribes. Subsequently embelin was identified as the bioactive principle with antagonistic potential by comparative antimicrobial assay and FTIR analysis...
June 20, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639358/antilipase-and-antiproliferative-activities-of-novel-fluoroquinolones-and-triazolofluoroquinolones
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Shereen Arabiyat, Violet Kasabri, Yusuf Al-Hiari, Yasser K Bustanji, Rabab Albashiti, Ihab M Almasri, Dima A Sabbah
Fluoroquinolones (FQs) have been identified recently as potent inhibitors of pancreatic lipase (PL). The aim of this study is to synthesize novel FQs and triazolofluoroquinolones (TFQs) and to evaluate them in vitro with respect to their antilipolytic efficacy and potency properties. The PL-IC50 values of 12 FQs and TFQs (3 (a-c) - 6 (a-c)) were in the range of 12.5-189.1 μM. These values are further supported by docking studies. The suggested association between obesity and colorectal cancer initiated the evaluation of antiproliferative activity of the new FQs and TFQs against a panel of obesity related colorectal cells (HT29, HCT116, SW620 CACO2 and SW480)...
June 22, 2017: Chemical Biology & Drug Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636207/specificity-of-and-influence-of-hemolysis-lipemia-and-icterus-on-serum-lipase-activity-as-measured-by-the-v-lip-p-slide
#16
Joerg M Steiner, Robynne Gomez, Jan S Suchodolski, Jonathan A Lidbury
BACKGROUND: Measurement of pancreatic lipase in serum is being used for the diagnosis of pancreatitis. OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to measure serum lipase activity by the v-LIP-P slide and serum canine pancreatic lipase immunoreactivity (cPLI) concentration by Spec cPL in dogs with exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) and in serum samples that were hemolyzed, lipemic, or icteric. METHODS: Serum samples from 50 dogs with EPI, 8 samples spiked with canine hemoglobin, Intralipid, or ditaurobilirubin, and 8 samples from dogs with severe hypertriglyceridemia were evaluated using v-LIP-P and Spec cPL assays...
June 21, 2017: Veterinary Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634192/a-new-enzyme-linked-immunosorbent-assay-system-for-human-serum-hepatic-triglyceride-lipase
#17
Kazuya Miyashita, Katsuyuki Nakajima, Isamu Fukamachi, Yuji Muraba, Takafumi Koga, Yohnosuke Shimomura, Tetsuyo Machida, Masami Murakami, Junji Kobayashi
There is no established method for measuring human hepatic triglyceride (TG) lipase (HTGL) concentration in serum. In this study, we developed new monoclonal Abs (MoAbs) (9A1 mouse MoAb and 141A1 rat MoAb) that react with HTGL both in serum and in postheparin plasma (PHP) and established a novel ELISA system for measuring serum HTGL and PHP-HTGL concentrations. To confirm the specificity of MoAbs, we performed immunoprecipitation-immunoblotting analysis. Both 9A1 mouse MoAb and 141A1 rat MoAb were able to immunoprecipitate not only recombinant HTGL and PHP-HTGL but also serum HTGL, demonstrating that HTGL exists in serum obtained without heparin injection...
August 2017: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629973/%C3%AE-eleostearic-acid-containing-triglycerides-for-a-continuous-assay-to-determine-lipase-sn-1-and-sn-3-regio-preference
#18
Meddy El Alaoui, Laurent Soulère, Alexandre Noiriel, Yves Queneau, Abdelkarim Abousalham
Lipases are essentially described as sn-1 and sn-3 regio-selective. Actually few methods are available to measure this lipase regio-selectivity, moreover they require chiral chromatography analysis or specific derivations which are discontinuous and time consuming. In this study we describe a new, convenient, sensitive and continuous spectrophotometric method to screen lipases regio-selectivity using synthetic triglycerides (TG) containing α-eleostearic acid (9Z, 11E, 13E-octadecatrienoic acid) either at the sn-1 position [1-α-eleostearoyl-2,3-octadecyl-sn-glycerol (sn-EOO)] or at the sn-3 position [1,2-octadecyl-3-α-eleostearoyl-sn-glycerol (sn-OOE)] and coated onto the wells of microtiter plates...
August 2017: Chemistry and Physics of Lipids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619616/activity-independent-screening-of-secreted-proteins-using-split-gfp
#19
Andreas Knapp, Myriam Ripphahn, Kristina Volkenborn, Pia Skoczinski, Karl-Erich Jaeger
The large-scale industrial production of proteins requires efficient secretion, as provided, for instance, by the Sec system of Gram-positive bacteria. Protein engineering approaches to optimize secretion often involve the screening of large libraries, e.g. comprising a target protein fused to many different signal peptides. Respective high-throughput screening methods are usually based on photometric or fluorimetric assays enabling fast and simple determination of enzymatic activities. Here, we report on an alternative method for quantification of secreted proteins based on the split GFP assay...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615298/combination-treatment-with-orlistat-containing-nanoparticles-and-taxanes-is-synergistic-and-enhances-microtubule-stability-in-taxane-resistant-prostate-cancer-cells
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Joshua J Souchek, Amanda L Davis, Tanner K Hill, Megan B Holmes, Bowen Qi, Pankaj K Singh, Steven J Kridel, Aaron M Mohs
Taxane-based therapy provides a survival benefit in patients with metastatic prostate cancer, yet the median survival is less than 20 months in this setting due in part to taxane-associated resistance. Innovative strategies are required to overcome chemoresistance for improved patient survival. Here, NanoOrl, a new experimental nanoparticle formulation of the FDA-approved drug, orlistat, was investigated for its cytotoxicity in taxane-resistant prostate cancer utilizing two established taxane-resistant (TxR) cell lines...
June 14, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
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