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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433779/identification-of-new-anti-inflammatory-agents-based-on-nitrosporeusine-natural-products-of-marine-origin
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Satish Chandra Philkhana, Abhishek Kumar Verma, Gorakhnath R Jachak, Bibhabasu Hazra, Anirban Basu, D Srinivasa Reddy
Nitrosporeusines A and B are two recently isolated marine natural products with novel skeleton and exceptional biological profile. Interesting antiviral activity of nitrosporeusines and promising potential in curing various diseases, evident from positive data from various animal models, led us to investigate their anti-inflammatory potential. Accordingly, we planned and synthesized nitrosporeusines A and B in racemic as well as enantiopure forms. The natural product synthesis was followed by preparation of several analogues, and all the synthesized compounds were evaluated for in vitro and in vivo anti-inflammatory potential...
April 13, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430158/identification-of-tight-binding-plasmepsin-ii-and-falcipain-2-inhibitors-in-aqueous-extracts-of-marine-invertebrates-by-the-combination-of-enzymatic-and-interaction-based-assays
#2
Emir Salas-Sarduy, Yasel Guerra, Giovanni Covaleda Cortés, Francesc Xavier Avilés, María A Chávez Planes
Natural products from marine origin constitute a very promising and underexplored source of interesting compounds for modern biotechnological and pharmaceutical industries. However, their evaluation is quite challenging and requires specifically designed assays to reliably identify the compounds of interest in a highly heterogeneous and interfering context. In the present study, we describe a general strategy for the confident identification of tight-binding protease inhibitors in the aqueous extracts of 62 Cuban marine invertebrates, using Plasmodium falciparum hemoglobinases Plasmepsin II and Falcipain 2 as model enzymes...
April 21, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427570/high-resolution-mass-spectrometry-based-screening-reveals-lipophilic-toxins-in-multiple-trophic-levels-from-the-north-sea
#3
Gabriel Orellana, Lieven Van Meulebroek, Maarten De Rijcke, Colin R Janssen, Lynn Vanhaecke
Lipophilic marine biotoxins, which are mainly produced by small dinoflagellates, are increasingly detected in coastal waters across the globe. As these producers are consumed by zooplankton and shellfish, the toxins are introduced, bioaccumulated and possibly biomagnified throughout marine food chains. Recent research has demonstrated that ultra-high performance liquid chromatography coupled to high-resolution mass spectrometry (UHPLC-HRMS) is an excellent tool to detect marine toxins in algae and seafood. In this study, UHPLC-HRMS was used to screen lipophilic marine biotoxins in organisms from different trophic levels of the Belgian coastal zone ecosystem...
April 2017: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417455/an-efficient-process-for-obtaining-of-prebiotic-oligosaccharides-derived-from-lactulose-using-isomerised-and-purified-whey-permeate
#4
Carlos Sabater, Agustín Olano, Marin Prodanov, Antonia Montilla, Nieves Corzo
BACKGROUND: One of the most promising uses of whey permeate (WP) is the synthesis of prebiotic oligosaccharides. Herein, commercial WP was submitted to chemical isomerisation catalysed by sodium borate at an alkaline pH and subsequent purification using anion-exchange resins to remove boron. Afterwards, purified mixtures were used to synthesise prebiotic oligosaccharides using β-galactosidase from Bacillus circulans. RESULTS: Isomerisation of concentrated WP (200 g L(-1) lactose) gave rise to levels of lactulose up to 155...
April 18, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406457/new-cytotoxic-secondary-metabolites-from-marine-bryozoan-cryptosula-pallasiana
#5
Xiang-Rong Tian, Yan-Qing Gao, Xiao-Lin Tian, Jiao Li, Hai-Feng Tang, Yu-Shan Li, Hou-Wen Lin, Zhi-Qing Ma
A new sterol, (23R)-methoxycholest-5,24-dien-3β-ol (1), two new ceramides, (2S,3R,4E,8E)-2-(tetradecanoylamino)-4,8-octadecadien-l,3-diol (6) and (2S,3R,2'R,4E,8E)-2-(tetradecanoylamino)-4,8-octadecadien-l,3,2'-triol (7), together with three known sterols (2-4), a lactone (5) and two ceramides (8,9), were isolated from the marine bryozoan Cryptosula pallasiana, collected at Huang Island of China. The structures of the new compounds were elucidated by extensive spectroscopic analyses, chemical methods and quantum electronic circular dichroism (ECD) calculations...
April 13, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391692/customized-consensus-spectral-library-building-for-untargeted-quantitative-metabolomics-analysis-with-data-independent-acquisition-mass-spectrometry-and-metabodia-workflow
#6
Gengbo Chen, Scott Walmsley, Gemmy C M Cheung, Liyan Chen, Ching-Yu Cheng, Roger W Beuerman, Tien Yin Wong, Lei Zhou, Hyungwon Choi
Data independent acquisition-mass spectrometry (DIA-MS) coupled with liquid chromatography is a promising approach for rapid, automatic sampling of MS/MS data in untargeted metabolomics. However, wide isolation windows in DIA-MS generate MS/MS spectra containing a mixed population of fragment ions together with their precursor ions. This precursor-fragment ion map in a comprehensive MS/MS spectral library is crucial for relative quantification of fragment ions uniquely representative of each precursor ion. However, existing reference libraries are not sufficient for this purpose since the fragmentation patterns of small molecules can vary in different instrument setups...
April 18, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387506/interaction-of-azole-based-environmental-pollutants-with-the-coelomic-hemoglobin-from-amphitrite-ornata-a-molecular-basis-for-toxicity
#7
Nikolette L McCombs, Tadeo Moreno-Chicano, Leiah M Carey, Stefan Franzen, Michael A Hough, Reza A Ghiladi
The toxicities of azole pollutants that have widespread agricultural and industrial uses are either poorly understood or unknown, particularly with respect to how infaunal organisms are impacted by this class of persistent organic pollutant. To identify a molecular basis by which azole compounds may have unforeseen toxicity on marine annelids, we examine here their impact on the multifunctional dehaloperoxidase (DHP) hemoglobin from the terebellid polychaete Amphitrite ornata. Ultraviolet-visible and resonance Raman spectroscopic studies showed an increase in the six-coordinate low-spin heme population in DHP isoenzyme B upon binding of imidazole, benzotriazole, and benzimidazole (Kd values of 52, 82, and 110 μM, respectively), suggestive of their direct binding to the heme-Fe...
April 19, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379015/tricyclic-sesquiterpenes-from-marine-origin
#8
Franck Le Bideau, Mohammad Kousara, Li Chen, Lai Wei, Françoise Dumas
The structure elucidation, biosynthesis, and biological activity of marine carbotricyclic sesquiterpene compounds are reviewed from the pioneering results to the end of 2015. Their total syntheses with a particular emphasis on the first syntheses, enantiomeric versions, and syntheses that led to the revision of structures or stereochemistries are summarized. Overall, 284 tricyclic compounds are classified into fused, bridged, and miscellaneous structures based on 54 different skeletal types. Tricyclic sesquiterpenes constitute an important group of natural products...
April 5, 2017: Chemical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377212/differentiating-true-androgen-receptor-inhibition-from-cytotoxicity-mediated-reduction-of-reporter-gene-transactivation-in-vitro
#9
Maricel Marin-Kuan, Karma C Fussell, Nicolas Riederer, Helia Latado, Patrick Serrant, Julie Mollergues, Myriam Coulet, Benoit Schilter
In vitro effect-based reporter assays are applied as biodetection tools designed to address nuclear receptor mediated-modulation. While such assays detect receptor modulating potential, cell viability needs to be addressed, preferably in the same well. Some assays circumvent this by co-transfecting a second constitutively-expressed marker gene or by multiplexing a cytotoxicity assay. Some assays, such as the CALUX®, lack this feature. The cytotoxic effects of unknown substances can confound in vitro assays, making the interpretation of results difficult and uncertain, particularly when assessing antagonistic activity...
April 1, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370791/cyanobacterial-ent-sterol-like-natural-products-from-a-deviated-ubiquinone-pathway
#10
Philipp Moosmann, Reiko Ueoka, Laura Grauso, Alfonso Mangoni, Brandon I Morinaka, Muriel Gugger, Jörn Piel
Natural products from marine animals show high potential for the development of new medicines, but drug development based on these compounds is commonly hampered by their low natural abundance. Since many of these metabolites are suspected or known to be produced by uncultivated bacterial symbionts, the rapidly growing diversity of sequenced prokaryotic genomes offers the opportunity to identify alternative, culturable sources of natural products computationally. In this work, we investigated the potential of using this sequenced resource to facilitate the production of meroterpenoid-like compounds related to those from marine sources...
March 30, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364227/an-anti-mycobacterial-bisfunctionalized-sphingolipid-and-new-bromopyrrole-alkaloid-from-the-indonesian-marine-sponge-agelas-sp
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Delfly B Abdjul, Hiroyuki Yamazaki, Syu-Ichi Kanno, Ayako Tomizawa, Henki Rotinsulu, Defny S Wewengkang, Deiske A Sumilat, Kazuyo Ukai, Magie M Kapojos, Michio Namikoshi
In the course of our studies on anti-mycobacterial substances from marine organisms, the known dimeric sphingolipid, leucettamol A (1), was isolated as an active component, together with the new bromopyrrole alkaloid, 5-bromophakelline (2), and twelve known congeners from the Indonesian marine sponge Agelas sp. The structure of 2 was elucidated based on its spectroscopic data. Compound 1 and its bis TFA salt showed inhibition zones of 12 and 7 mm against Mycobacterium smegmatis at 50 μg/disk, respectively, while the N,N'-diacetyl derivative (1a) was not active at 50 μg/disk...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363564/salicyl-imine-chitosan-hydrogels-supramolecular-architecturing-as-a-crosslinking-method-toward-multifunctional-hydrogels
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Manuela-Maria Iftime, Simona Morariu, Luminita Marin
Hydrogels based on chitosan and salicyladehyde were obtained by dynamic covalent chemistry. The unusual chitosan gelling in the presence of the monoaldehyde has been deciphered following and correlating data of NMR, FTIR, single crystal and wide angle XRD, POM and optical measurements. Of significant importance in understanding the crosslinking features was the synthesis of a model compound and the successfully growth as single crystal allowing the study of its supramolecular peculiarities. The hydrogels exhibited in SEM a porous or fibrous morphology, in good correlation with the crosslinking degree...
June 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348446/exploring-the-genomic-diversity-of-black-yeasts-and-relatives-chaetothyriales-ascomycota
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M M Teixeira, L F Moreno, B J Stielow, A Muszewska, M Hainaut, L Gonzaga, A Abouelleil, J S L Patané, M Priest, R Souza, S Young, K S Ferreira, Q Zeng, M M L da Cunha, A Gladki, B Barker, V A Vicente, E M de Souza, S Almeida, B Henrissat, A T R Vasconcelos, S Deng, H Voglmayr, T A A Moussa, A Gorbushina, M S S Felipe, C A Cuomo, G Sybren de Hoog
The order Chaetothyriales (Pezizomycotina, Ascomycetes) harbours obligatorily melanised fungi and includes numerous etiologic agents of chromoblastomycosis, phaeohyphomycosis and other diseases of vertebrate hosts. Diseases range from mild cutaneous to fatal cerebral or disseminated infections and affect humans and cold-blooded animals globally. In addition, Chaetothyriales comprise species with aquatic, rock-inhabiting, ant-associated, and mycoparasitic life-styles, as well as species that tolerate toxic compounds, suggesting a high degree of versatile extremotolerance...
March 2017: Studies in Mycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335604/prioritizing-natural-product-diversity-in-a-collection-of-146-bacterial-strains-based-on-growth-and-extraction-protocols
#14
Max Crüsemann, Ellis C O'Neill, Charles B Larson, Alexey V Melnik, Dimitrios J Floros, Ricardo R da Silva, Paul R Jensen, Pieter C Dorrestein, Bradley S Moore
In order to expedite the rapid and efficient discovery and isolation of novel specialized metabolites, while minimizing the waste of resources on rediscovery of known compounds, it is crucial to develop efficient approaches for strain prioritization, rapid dereplication, and the assessment of favored cultivation and extraction conditions. Herein we interrogated bacterial strains by systematically evaluating cultivation and extraction parameters with LC-MS/MS analysis and subsequent dereplication through the Global Natural Product Social Molecular Networking (GNPS) platform...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335513/bioactive-potential-of-marine-macroalgae-from-the-central-red-sea-saudi-arabia-assessed-by-high-throughput-imaging-based-phenotypic-profiling
#15
Stephan Kremb, Constanze Müller, Philippe Schmitt-Kopplin, Christian R Voolstra
Marine algae represent an important source of novel natural products. While their bioactive potential has been studied to some extent, limited information is available on marine algae from the Red Sea. This study aimed at the broad discovery of new bioactivities from a collection of twelve macroalgal species from the Central Red Sea. We used imaging-based High-Content Screening (HCS) with a diverse spectrum of cellular markers for detailed cytological profiling of fractionated algal extracts. The cytological profiles for 3 out of 60 algal fractions clustered closely to reference inhibitors and showed strong inhibitory activities on the HIV-1 reverse transcriptase in a single-enzyme biochemical assay, validating the suggested biological target...
March 20, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330094/characterization-of-antibiotic-resistant-and-enzyme-producing-bacterial-strains-isolated-from-the-arabian-sea
#16
Preeti N Tallur, Dayanand B Sajjan, Sikandar I Mulla, Manjunatha P Talwar, A Pragasam, Vinayak M Nayak, Harichandra Z Ninnekar, Shivanand S Bhat
Marine bacteria are known to produce many bioactive molecules and extracellular enzymes of commercial importance. We have investigated the bacterial diversity of the coastal area of Karwar, Karnataka State, India. Among these bacterial isolates, five bacterial strains were selected and identified by their morphological, biochemical characteristics and phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA gene sequences. The identified bacterial isolates, Bacillus toyonensis PNTB1, Lysinibacillus sphaericus PTB, Vibrio vulnificus PMD, Shewanella MPTDBS, and Pseudomonas chlororaphis PNTB were characterized for their tolerance to salt and antibiotics...
June 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314230/toxicity-of-diatom-polyunsaturated-aldehydes-to-marine-bacterial-isolates-reveals-their-mode-of-action
#17
Milva Pepi, Hermann J Heipieper, Cecilia Balestra, Marco Borra, Elio Biffali, Raffaella Casotti
Diatoms produce and release polyunsaturated aldehydes (PUAs) during senescence in culture and at the end of blooms in nature and these compounds play different ecological roles, as infochemicals, allelochemicals and pheromones In order to elucidate the toxic effects of PUAs, we isolated six bacterial strains from the Mediterranean Sea during a diatom bloom and tested their tolerance to PUA in terms of growth and cell membrane properties. Based upon 16S rRNA sequencing, these bacteria were assigned to the genera Pseudomonas, Sufflavibacter, Halomonas, Vibrio, Idiomarina, and Labrenzia...
March 9, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294564/cultivation-based-strategies-to-find-efficient-marine-biocatalysts
#18
Carlos J C Rodrigues, Ricardo F S Pereira, Pedro Fernandes, Joaquim M S Cabral, Carla C C R de Carvalho
Marine bacteria have evolved to survive in the marine environment by using unique physiological, biochemical and metabolic features and the ability to produce enzymes and compounds which may have commercial value. The Azores archipelago presents several ecosystems with strong volcanic activity where bacteria thrive under e.g. high temperatures. In this study, samples collected in the island of São Miguel were screened for biocatalysts possessing e.g. lipase, esterase, amylase, and inulinase activities. After isolation of several hundred bacterial strains, high throughput screening methods allowed the fast identification of biocatalysts...
March 10, 2017: Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279699/metabolic-engineering-for-the-microbial-production-of-marine-bioactive-compounds
#19
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Xiangzhao Mao, Zhen Liu, Jianan Sun, Sang Yup Lee
Many marine bioactive compounds have medicinal and nutritional values. These bioactive compounds have been prepared using solvent-based extraction from marine bio-resources or chemical synthesis, which are costly, inefficient with low yields, and environmentally unfriendly. Recent advances in metabolic engineering allowed to some extent more efficient production of these compounds, showing promises to meet the increasing demand of marine natural bioactive compounds. In this paper, we review the strategies and statuses of metabolic engineering applied to microbial production of marine natural bioactive compounds including terpenoids and their derivatives, omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, and marine natural drugs, and provide perspectives...
March 6, 2017: Biotechnology Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278683/metabolomics-approach-to-chemical-diversity-of-the-mediterranean-marine-sponge-agelas-oroides
#20
Pierre Sauleau, Céline Moriou, Ali Al Mourabit
The Mediterranean marine sponge Agelas oroides is known to contain a large quantity of oroidin, a deterrent, antifouling and antibiofilm pyrrole-2-aminoimidazole. In contrast with other tropical specimens, the chemical composition of Mediterranean Agelas oroides is surprisingly relatively poor in other related metabolites. In the course of finding novel marine natural products, LC-MS based metabolomics study of the Mediterranean Agelas oroides, however, revealed that next to the major compound oroidin, the sponge contains in fact a great diversity of known pyrrole-imidazole alkaloids in minute amounts...
February 6, 2017: Natural Product Research
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