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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924400/an-insight-into-the-secondary-metabolism-of-muscodor-yucatanensis-small-molecule-epigenetic-modifiers-induce-expression-of-secondary-metabolism-related-genes-and-production-of-new-metabolites-in-the-endophyte
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Masroor Qadri, Yedukondalu Nalli, Shreyans K Jain, Asha Chaubey, Asif Ali, Gary A Strobel, Ram A Vishwakarma, Syed Riyaz-Ul-Hassan
Muscodor spp. are proficient producers of bioactive volatile organic compounds (VOCs) with many potential applications. However, all members of this genus produce varying amounts and types of VOCs which suggests the involvement of epigenetics as a possible explanation. The members of this genus are poorly explored for the production of soluble compounds (extrolites). In this study, the polyketide synthase (PKS) and non-ribosomal peptide synthetase (NRPS) genes from an endophyte, Muscodor yucatanensis Ni30, were cloned and sequenced...
December 6, 2016: Microbial Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922746/plant-extracts-initial-screening-identification-of-bioactive-compounds-and-effect-against-candida-albicans-biofilms
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Fernanda Lourenção Brighenti, Marcos José Salvador, Aline Vidal Lacerda Gontijo, Alberto Carlos Botazzo Delbem, Ádina Cléia Botazzo Delbem, Cristina Pacheco Soares, Maria Alcionéia Carvalho de Oliveira, Camila Miorelli Girondi, Cristiane Yumi Koga-Ito
AIM: This study screened plants from Brazilian Pantanal for Candida albicans antibiofilm activity. MATERIAL & METHODS: Sixty extracts were obtained from ten plants using different extraction methods. Antifungal activity was assessed. Effects on biofilm inhibition and disruption and cytotoxicity were also evaluated. The most active extract was chemically characterized. RESULTS:  Buchenavia tomentosa ethanolic extract showed noticeable antifungal activity and was selected for biofilm experiments...
December 6, 2016: Future Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920925/crystal-structure-of-bamnb2o5-containing-structurally-isolated-manganese-oxide-sheets
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Elizabeth M Maschmeyer, Liurukara D Sanjeewa, Kulugammana G S Ranmohotti
In an attempt to search for mixed alkaline-earth and transition metal pyroborates, the title compound, barium manganese(II) pyroborate, has been synthesized by employing a flux method. The structure of BaMnB2O5 is composed of MnO5 square pyramids that form Mn2O8 dimers by edge-sharing and of pyroborate units ([B2O5](4-)) that are composed of two corner-sharing trigonal-planar BO3 units. These building blocks share corners to form ∞(2)[MnB2O5](2-) layers extending parallel to (100). The Ba(2+) cations reside in the gap between two manganese pyroborate slabs with a coordination number of nine...
September 1, 2016: Acta Crystallographica. Section E, Crystallographic Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919709/evaluation-of-anti-zika-virus-activities-of-broad-spectrum-antivirals-and-nih-clinical-collection-compounds-using-a-cell-based-high-throughput-screen-assay
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Robert S Adcock, Yong-Kyu Chu, Jennifer E Golden, Dong-Hoon Chung
Recent studies have clearly underscored the association between Zika virus (ZIKV) and severe neurological diseases such as microcephaly and Guillain-Barre syndrome. Given the historical complacency surrounding this virus, however, no significant antiviral screenings have been performed to specifically target ZIKV. As a result, there is an urgent need for a validated screening method and strategy that is focused on highlighting potential anti-ZIKV inhibitors that can be further advanced via rigorous validation and optimization...
December 2, 2016: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919539/nanostructured-fusiform-hydroxyapatite-particles-precipitated-from-aquaculture-wastewater
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Covadonga Correas, Michael L Gerardo, Alexander M Lord, Michael B Ward, Enrico Andreoli, Andrew R Barron
The present work represents a new approach for the isolation of uniform nano particulate hydroxyapatite (HAp). The chemical characterization of a calcium phosphate product obtained from industrial trout farm aquaculture wastewater by two different routes, washing either with a basic aqueous medium (washNaOH) or followed by a further washing with ethanol (washEtOH), is explored. Characterization of the isolated materials includes morphology studies (SEM and TEM), structural (XRD, electron diffraction), compositional (EDX) and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA)...
December 2, 2016: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917101/selective-enzymatic-transformation-to-aldehydes-in-vivo-by-fungal-carboxylate-reductase-from-neurospora-crassa
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Daniel Schwendenwein, Giuseppe Fiume, Hansjörg Weber, Florian Rudroff, Margit Winkler
The enzymatic reduction of carboxylic acids is in its infancy with only a handful of biocatalysts available to this end. We have increased the spectrum of carboxylate-reducing enzymes (CARs) with the sequence of a fungal CAR from Neurospora crassa OR74A (NcCAR). NcCAR was efficiently expressed in E. coli using an autoinduction protocol at low temperature. It was purified and characterized in vitro, revealing a broad substrate acceptance, a pH optimum at pH 5.5-6.0, a Tm of 45 °C and inhibition by the co-product pyrophosphate which can be alleviated by the addition of pyrophosphatase...
November 3, 2016: Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915196/identification-and-characterization-of-a-new-dapoxetine-impurity-by-nmr-transformation-of-n-oxide-by-cope-elimination
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András Darcsi, Ákos Rácz, Szabolcs Béni
Unknown impurity associated with the degradation process of dapoxetine base was isolated. The structure elucidation of this new compound using accurate mass data, IR and NMR spectroscopy is presented herein. The unambiguous resonance assignment concluded to the formation of geometrical isomers of cinnamyloxynaphtalenes via Cope elimination of dapoxetin-N-oxide, the major oxidative and metabolic degradation product of dapoxetine. An efficient and simple synthetic approach has also been developed for the synthesis of dapoxetine-N-oxide for the first time and cinnamyloxynaphtalene in order to confirm the proposed degradation pathway and structures of the degradation products...
November 27, 2016: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914545/potential-mode-of-action-of-a-novel-plumbagin-as-a-mosquito-repellent-against-the-malarial-vector-anopheles-stephensi-culicidae-diptera
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Venkatraman Pradeepa, Sengottayan Senthil-Nathan, Subbiah Sathish-Narayanan, Selvaraj Selin-Rani, Prabhakaran Vasantha-Srinivasan, Annamalai Thanigaivel, Athirstam Ponsankar, Edward-Sam Edwin, Muthiah Sakthi-Bagavathy, Kandaswamy Kalaivani, Kadarkarai Murugan, Veeramuthu Duraipandiyan, Naif Abdullah Al-Dhabi
Plumbagin was isolated and characterized from the roots of Plumbago zeylanica using chromatography: TLC, Column chromatogram, HPLC, FTIR and (1)H NMR. The isolated pure compounds were assayed for potency as inhibitors of: acetylcholine esterase (AchE), glutathione S-transferases (GST), superoxide dismutase (SOD), cytochrome P450 and α, β-esterase, and for repellency with Anopheles stephensi at four different concentrations (25, 50, 75 and 100ppm). The enzyme assay against the pure compound reveals that the level of esterase and SOD was decreased significantly in contrast the level of GST and cytochrome P450 was increased significantly...
November 2016: Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914532/identification-of-antioxidant-activity-of-two-new-aromatic-ring-butyrolactone-derivatives-from-dictamnus-dasycarpus-turcz
#9
Li-Na Guo, Yue-Hu Pei, Fei-Xiang Xie, Lei Liu, Huan Cong, Hong-Xia Cui, Xiao-Li Wang, Wen-Jing Li, Bai-Yu Jian, Ji-Cheng Liu
The present study carried out a phytochemical investigation on the root barks of Dictamnus dasycarpus Turcz, leading to the isolation and characterization of two new aromatic ring butyrolactone derivatives, dasycarpusphenol acid A (1) and dasycarpusphenol acid B (2). Their structures were elucidated by using spectroscopic techniques and HR-FAB-MS. Compounds 1 and 2 exhibited antioxidant activity, with their IC50 values being 28.95 and 41.76 mg·mL(-1), respectively.
November 2016: Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914531/isolation-and-characterization-of-two-new-2-isobutylmalates-from-bletilla-striata
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Huan-Yu Guan, Yan Yan, Yong-Lin Wang, Ai-Min Wang, Jun-Hong Liu, Xun He, Yong-Jun Li, Yong Huang, Shang-Gao Liao
The present study isolated 17 compounds from the tubers of Bletilla striata (Orchidaceae), using various chromatographic techniques. Their structures were identified based on their physical-chemical properties and spectroscopic analyses. Among them, two new 2-isobutylmalates, named bletimalates A (1) and B (2), together with other fifteen known compounds (3-17), were isolated and identified. Additionally, compounds 3, 4, and 8 were isolated from this plant for the first time.
November 2016: Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913419/benzene-degradation-by-variovorax-sp-within-a-coal-tar-contaminated-groundwater-microbial-community
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Kevin M Posman, Christopher M DeRito, Eugene L Madsen
: Investigations of environmental microbial communities are crucial for the discovery of populations capable of degrading hazardous compounds and may lead to improved bioremediation strategies. The goal of this study was to identify microorganisms responsible for aerobic benzene degradation in coal-tar contaminated groundwater. Benzene degradation was monitored in laboratory incubations of well waters using gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC/MS). Stable isotope probing (SIP) experiments using (13)C-benzene allowed us to obtain (13)C-labled community DNA; from this, 16S rRNA clone libraries identified γ- and β-Proteobacteria as the active benzene metabolizing microbial populations...
December 2, 2016: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910758/antimicrobial-coumarins-from-the-oyster-culinary-medicinal-mushroom-pleurotus-ostreatus-agaricomycetes-from-kenya
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Lilechi D Baraza, Wekesa Neser, Korir Cheruiyot Jackson, Juma B Fredrick, Ochieno Dennis, Kamau R Wairimu, Aggrey Osogo Keya, Matthias Heydenreich
Pleurotus ostreatus has been widely used as food because of its nutritional and medicinal properties. These have been attributed to the presence of macronutrients, minerals, vitamins, and amino acids, among other secondary metabolites. There are, however, few reports on the antimicrobial activities of different classes of purified compounds from P. ostreatus. This led to the current study, the objective of which was to chemically characterize the antibiotic activities of P. ostreatus against selected human pathogenic bacteria and endophytic fungi...
2016: International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908762/bioactive-chemical-constituents-from-the-root-bark-of-morus-australis
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Yu-Ren Liao, Ping-Chung Kuo, Wei-Jern Tsai, Guan-Jhong Huang, Kuo-Hsiung Lee, Tian-Shung Wu
Two new pyranoflavonoids, morustralins A (1) and B (2), a new natural benzene derivative, one benzenoid (Z)-1-hydroxy-4-(2-nitroethenyl)benzene (3), and thirty known compounds were isolated and characterized from the root bark of Morus australis. The structures of the new compounds were established from spectroscopic and spectrometric analyses. Ten isolates (1-10) were examined for inhibitory effects on adenosine diphosphate (ADP)-, arachidonic acid (AA)-, and platelet-aggregating factor (PAF)-induced platelet aggregation...
November 17, 2016: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903443/biochemical-and-genetic-basis-of-orsellinic-acid-biosynthesis-and-prenylation-in-a-stereaceous-basidiomycete
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Jana Braesel, Janis Fricke, Daniel Schwenk, Dirk Hoffmeister
The prenylphenols are a class of natural products that have been frequently isolated from basidiomycetes, e.g., from the genus Stereum (false turkey tail fungi) and other Russulales as well as from ascomycetes. Biosynthetically, these compounds are considered hybrids, as the orsellinic acid moiety is a polyketide and the prenyl side chain originates from the terpene metabolism, although no literature on the genetic and biochemical background of the biosynthesis is available. In a stereaceous basidiomycete, referred to as BY1, a new prenylphenol, now termed cloquetin, was identified and its structure elucidated by mass spectrometry and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy...
November 27, 2016: Fungal Genetics and Biology: FG & B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902352/cohnella-lubricantis-sp-nov-isolated-from-a-coolant-lubricant-solution
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Peter Kämpfer, Stefanie P Glaeser, Hans-Jürgen Busse
A Gram-staining-positive, aerobic, non-endospore forming organism, isolated from a coolant lubricant solution was studied for its taxonomic position. On the basis of 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity comparisons, strain KSS-154-50T was grouped into the genus Cohnella, most closely related to Cohnella formosensis ALFALFA-35T (97.3 %), Cohnella rhizosphaerae CSE-5610T (97.1 %) and Cohnella nanjingensis D-45T (97.0%). The 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity to other Cohnella species was < 97.0 %. The fatty acid profile from whole cell hydrolysates was very similar to those reported for other Cohnella species supported the allocation to the genus Cohnella...
November 9, 2016: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902313/streptomyces-caelicus-an-antibiotic-producing-species-of-the-genus-streptomyces-and-streptomyces-canchipurensis-li-et-al-2014-are-later-heterotypic-synonym-of-streptomyces-muensis-ningthoujam-et-al-2013
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Joachim Wink, Peter Schumann, Hans-Peter Klenk, Nestor Zaburannyi, Martin Westermann, Karin Martin, Stefanie P Glaeser, Peter Kämpfer, Ewelina Atasayar
"Streptomyces caelicus" DSM 40835T was first reported as the producer of the antibiotic griselimycin by some coworkers of Rhone Poulenc in 1971. The project on isolation of the antibiotic compound was stopped because of the bad solubility and selectivity of the compound towards Mycobacteria. At Sanofi-Aventis, Germany, the project was re-evaluated in 2007 and the gene cluster of griselimycin could be identified, characterized and was patented in 2013. At this time, "S. caelicus" was an invalid name. During the strain characterization work it was found, that S...
October 26, 2016: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899258/characterization-of-bioactive-constituents-from-the-gum-resin-of-gardenia-lucida-and-its-pharmacological-potential
#17
Priyanka Maurya, Shilpi Singh, Madan Mohan Gupta, Suaib Luqman
In the present study we mined the information on Gardenia lucida (Dikamali) and identified seven polymethoxyflavones from its gum resin. We also investigated its antiproliferative and antioxidant potential. Xanthomicrol (8) found as potent DPPH scavenger (85.86±1.3%) along with strong ferric plummeting ability (53.60±2.0 FSE) and reducing potential (1.07±0.01) as compared to ascorbic acid. Gardenin B (5) strongly inhibit biochemical production of nitric oxide (IC50 10.59±0.4μg/mL) followed by 5-Desmethylnobiletin (7) and Gardenin E (10, IC5011...
November 26, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894855/galloylquinic-acid-derivatives-from-copaifera-langsdorffii-leaves-display-gastroprotective-activity
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Erick V S Motta, Marivane Lemos, Juliana C Costa, Vilmar C Banderó-Filho, Astrid Sasse, Helen Sheridan, Jairo K Bastos
Nine new methylated galloylquinic acids were isolated from an aqueous fraction of Copaifera langsdorffii (Fabaceae-Caesalpinioideae) leaf hydroalcoholic extract (3-8, 11, 12, and 14), along with three known methylated galloylquinic acids (1, 2, and 15) and four galloylquinic acids (9, 10, 13, and 16). These compounds were characterized by nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and mass spectrometry. They were further tested in a gastroprotection assay (Ethanol-HCl induced ulcer model in mice), in which all of them significantly reduced the total lesion area, and increased the cure ratio in comparison with pantoprazole...
November 25, 2016: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894288/bactericidal-and-antioxidant-properties-of-essential-oils-from-the-fruits-dennettia-tripetala-g-baker
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Sunday O Okoh, Benson C Iweriegbor, Omobola O Okoh, Uchechukwu U Nwodo, Anthony I Okoh
BACKGROUND: The antibacterial and antioxidant properties of the essential oils (EOs) of unripe and ripe fruits of Dennettia tripetala and their potential for the management of infectious and oxidative-stress diseases were investigated in-vitro in this study. METHOD: Essential oil obtained from the fruit in Clevenger modified apparatus, was characterized by high resolution GC-MS, while antioxidant and antibacterial properties were tested by spectrophotometric and agar diffusion methods respectively...
November 28, 2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890584/a-sedge-plant-as-the-source-of-kangaroo-island-propolis-rich-in-prenylated-p-coumarate-ester-and-stilbenes
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Colin C Duke, Van H Tran, Rujee K Duke, Abdallah Abu-Mellal, George T Plunkett, Douglas I King, Kaiser Hamid, Karen L Wilson, Russell L Barrett, Jeremy J Bruhl
Propolis samples from Kangaroo Island, South Australia, were investigated for chemical constituents using high-field nuclear magnetic resonance spectral profiling. A type of propolis was found containing a high proportion of prenylated hydroxystilbenes. Subsequently, the botanical origin of this type of propolis was identified using a beehive propolis depletion method and analysis of flora. Ligurian honey bees, Apis mellifera ligustica Spinola, were found to produce propolis from resin exuded by the Australian native sedge plant Lepidosperma sp...
November 24, 2016: Phytochemistry
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