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marine based compounds

G J McBriarty, K A Kidd, L E Burridge
The polychaete Nereis virens occurs commonly in marine sediments, is widely distributed, and is a popular bait species, as well as a potential replacement for wild-caught fish in commercial fish feed preparations. It is being considered as a potential co-extractive species for culture in integrated multi-trophic aquaculture operations. However, it is not known whether pesticides or drugs used to treat sea lice on farmed salmon, such as emamectin benzoate (EB), would adversely affect cultured or wild worms, because these compounds may persist in the environment...
October 20, 2017: Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
Romain Haudecoeur, Marine Peuchmaur, Basile Pérès, Maxime Rome, Germain Sotoing Taïwe, Ahcène Boumendjel, Benjamin Boucherle
ETHNOPHARMACOALOGICAL RELEVANCE: The genus Nauclea in Africa comprises seven species. Among them, N. latifolia, N. diderrichii and N. pobeguinii are widely used by the local population in traditional remedies. Preparation from various parts of plants (e.g. roots, bark, leaves) are indicated by traditional healers for a wide range of diseases including malaria, pain, digestive ailments or metabolic diseases. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A literature search was conducted on African species of the genus Nauclea using scientific databases such as Google Scholar, Pubmed or SciFinder...
October 15, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
Augusto A Vieira, Sergiane S Caldas, Ana Laura Venquiaruti Escarrone, Jean Lucas de Oliveira Arias, Ednei Gilberto Primel
Booster biocides have been widely applied to ships and other submerged structures. These compounds can be released into the marine environment as the result of vessel hull leaching and may remain in different environmental compartments. This study aimed at introducing an environmentally friendly procedure for the extraction of irgarol and diuron from fish samples by vortex-assisted matrix solid phase dispersion (VA-MSPD) with detection by liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry. Different types of solid supports and solvents were evaluated...
March 1, 2018: Food Chemistry
Laura M Salonen, Sara R Pinela, Soraia P S Fernandes, João Louçano, Enrique Carbó-Argibay, Marisa P Sarriá, Carlos Rodríguez-Abreu, João Peixoto, Begoña Espiña
Phycotoxins, compounds produced by some marine microalgal species, can reach high concentrations in the sea when a massive proliferation occurs, the so-called harmful algal bloom. These compounds are especially dangerous to human health when concentrated in the digestive glands of seafood. In order to generate an early warning system to alert for approaching toxic outbreaks, it is very important to improve monitoring methods of phycotoxins in aquatic ecosystems. Solid-phase adsorption toxin tracking devices reported thus far based on polymeric resins have not been able to provide an efficient harmful algal bloom prediction system due to their low adsorption capabilities...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
Ulrike Kammann, Marc-Oliver Aust, Horst Bahl, Thomas Lang
Litter is present in all marine waters around the globe. It consists of several compound classes of which plastic is of special interest because of its high abundance and possible threat to marine organisms. The regional distribution, composition and abundance of large litter items (LI) at the sea floor of the North Sea and the Baltic Sea were investigated based on 175 bottom trawls between 2013 and 2015. Different types of marine litter >2.5cm were classified according to the protocol of the ICES International Bottom Trawl Survey...
October 11, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
Cinzia Calcabrini, Elena Catanzaro, Anupam Bishayee, Eleonora Turrini, Carmela Fimognari
Despite the huge investment into research and the significant effort and advances made in the search for new anticancer drugs in recent decades, cancer cure and treatment continue to be a formidable challenge. Many sources, including plants, animals, and minerals, have been explored in the oncological field because of the possibility of identifying novel molecular therapeutics. Marine sponges are a prolific source of secondary metabolites, a number of which showed intriguing tumor chemopreventive and chemotherapeutic properties...
October 13, 2017: Marine Drugs
Elva Morretta, Roberta Esposito, Carmen Festa, Raffaele Riccio, Agostino Casapullo, Maria Chiara Monti
Sinuleptolide and its congeners are diterpenes with a norcembranoid skeleton isolated from the soft coral genus Sinularia. These marine metabolites are endowed with relevant biological activities, mainly associated with cancer development. 5-epi-sinuleptolide has been selected as a candidate for target discovery studies through the application of complementary proteomic approaches. Specifically, a combination of conventional chemical proteomics based on affinity chromatography, coupled with high-resolution mass spectrometry and bioinformatics, as well as drug affinity responsive target stability (DARTS), led to a clear identification of actins as main targets for 5-epi-sinuleptolide...
October 13, 2017: Marine Drugs
Rodrigo Loyola-Sepúlveda, Marcos O Salamanca, Felipe Gutiérrez-Baeza, Claudia M Figueroa Sn M, Cristian V Chandia, Claudio Bravo-Linares, Stephen M Mudge
Polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDD) and polychlorinated dibenzo-p-furans (PCDF) are widely distributed in the environment. The diverse production processes that form these compounds lead to a range of chemical signatures although weathering may cause changes to these signature over time and with increasing distance from their origin. Chemical signatures in sediments based on 17 PCDD/Fs were developed in Concepcion, a Chilean city in the middle of a complex hydrological system which contains several small urban freshwater bodies and the River Bio-Bio...
October 6, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
Eva Christina Sonnenschein, Christopher Broughton William Phippen, Kristian Fog Nielsen, Ramona Valentina Mateiu, Jette Melchiorsen, Lone Gram, Jörg Overmann, Heike M Freese
Four heterotrophic, antimicrobial, motile, marine bacterial strains, 27-4(T), 8-1, M6-4.2 and S26, were isolated from aquaculture units in Spain, Denmark and Greece. All four strains produced the antibiotic compound tropodithietic acid, which is a key molecule in their antagonism against fish pathogenic bacteria. Cells of the strains were Gram-reaction-negative, rod-shaped and formed star-shaped aggregates in liquid culture and brown-coloured colonies on marine agar. The predominant cellular fatty acids were C18 : 1ω7c, C16 : 0, C11 methyl C18 : 1ω7c and C16 : 0 2-OH, and the polar lipids comprised phosphatidylglycerol, diphosphatidylglycerol, phosphatidylethanolamine, phosphatidylcholine, an aminolipid, a phospholipid and an unidentified lipid...
October 6, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
Xianming Zhang, John Barnes, Ying D Lei, Frank Wania
An air sampling campaign on the Island of Hawaii aimed to assess background concentrations of semivolatile organic compounds (SVOCs) over the Central Northern Pacific and to explore their distribution along an altitudinal transect. XAD-resin-based passive air samplers were deployed from May to September 2011 at six sites along a transect from the northeastern coast to the Mauna Loa Observatory and at three other island sites. By crossing the trade wind inversion, the transect comprised the marine boundary layer and free troposphere...
October 4, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
Tjaša Kanduč, Zdenka Šlejkovec, Ingrid Falnoga, Nataša Mori, Bojan Budič, Ines Kovačić, Dijana Pavičić-Hamer, Bojan Hamer
The environmental status of the marine environment in the NE Adriatic Sea was assessed, using as a bioindicator species the Mediterranean mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis Lamarck, 1819. Samples were collected seasonally from mariculture sites and from major Istrian ports between the years 2010 and 2013. The condition indices of mussels ranged from 13.3 to 20.9% at mariculture sites and from 14.3 to 23.3% at port locations. The seasonally δ(13)CDIC values of seawater varied between -10.9 to 0.7‰. Pollution by sewage sludge (based on δ(15)N values) was confirmed only in two ports...
September 28, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
Akansha Saxena, Sanjay Mishra
Marine sponges have potential sources for secondary metabolites and are considered as a drug treasure house. In this work, 3D model of Mycothiol-S-conjugate amidase (Mca) was determined by comparative homology modeling program MODELLER based on the crystal structure of 1-D-myo-inositol 2-acetamido-2-deoxy-alpha-D-glucopyranoside deacetylase (MshB) from Mycobacterium tuberculosis as a template. The computed model's energy was minimized and validated to obtain a stable model structure. Stable model was used for docking of nineteen bioactive compounds isolated from marine sponges against Mca using AutoDock 4...
2017: Bioinformation
F H Pusceddu, R B Choueri, C D S Pereira, F S Cortez, D R A Santos, B B Moreno, A R Santos, J R Rogero, A Cesar
The guidelines for the Environmental Risk Assessment (ERA) of pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCP) recommend the use of standard ecotoxicity assays and the assessment of endpoints at the individual level to evaluate potential effects of PPCP on biota. However, effects at the sub-individual level can also affect the ecological fitness of marine organisms chronically exposed to PPCP. The aim of the current study was to evaluate the environmental risk of two PPCP in marine sediments: triclosan (TCS) and ibuprofen (IBU), using sub-individual and developmental endpoints...
September 26, 2017: Environmental Pollution
Francis-Joseph Rosemary Sharmila Joseph, Appadurai Muthamil Iniyan, Samuel Gnana Prakash Vincent
On the effort to screen antibiotics against Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), an actinomycete strain which can produce bactericidal compound was isolated from a marine sponge of Kanyakumari Coast, India. Two anti-MRSA compounds (PVI401 and PVI402) were isolated from the fermentation plates of Streptomyces pharmamarensis ICN40. TLC bioautography analysis yielded two active spots with Rf value of 0.75 (PVI401) and 0.8 (PVI402) from the crude extract. Both the compounds were characterized by HR-LC-MS analysis...
October 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
Federica Cacciatore, Rossella Boscolo Brusà, Seta Noventa, Camilla Antonini, Vanessa Moschino, Malgorzata Formalewicz, Claudia Gion, Daniela Berto, Massimo Gabellini, Maria Gabriella Marin
The aim of this study was to compare imposex and butyltin compounds (BTs) data, collected before and after the organotin ban in 2008, in order to assess temporal and spatial variation of the phenomenon, the decline of BT contamination, and the effects on Hexaplex trunculus population in the coastal area of the northern Adriatic Sea, close to the Venice Lagoon. Both in marine and in lagoon sites, the results obtained in 2013-2015 showed a significant decline in the incidence of imposex in respect to those from the 2002 survey...
September 18, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
A K M Mofasser Hossain, Margaret A Brennan, Susan L Mason, Xinbo Guo, Xin An Zeng, Charles S Brennan
Marine-based food supplements can improve human nutrition. In an effort to modulate glycaemic response and enhance nutritional aspects, marine-derived algal food rich in astaxanthin was used in the formulation of a model food (wholemeal cookie). Astaxanthin substitution of cookies made from three flours (wheat, barley and oat) demonstrated a significant reduction in the rate of glucose released during in vitro digestion together with an increase in the total phenolic content (TPC) and antioxidant capacity of the food...
July 26, 2017: Foods (Basel, Switzerland)
Tengfei Zhu, Genevieve Corraze, Elisabeth Plagnes-Juan, Edwige Quillet, Mathilde Dupont-Nivet, Sandrine Skiba-Cassy
Compared to fishmeal and fish oil, plant ingredients differ not only in the protein content, amino acid and fatty acid profiles but are also devoid of cholesterol, the major component of cell membrane and precursor of several bioactive compounds. Based on these nutritional characteristics, plant-based diets can affect fish physiology and cholesterol metabolism. In order to investigate the mechanisms underlying cholesterol homeostasis, rainbow trout were fed from 1g body weight during six months with a totally plant-based diet (V), a marine diet (M) and a marine restricted diet (MR) with feed intake adjusted to that of the V group...
September 20, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Bénilde Bonnefille, Elena Gomez, Mellis Alali, David Rosain, Hélène Fenet, Frédérique Courant
The presence of pharmaceutically active compounds in aquatic environments has become a major concern over the past 20years. Elucidation of their mode of action and effects in non-target organisms is thus now a major ecotoxicological challenge. Diclofenac (DCF) is among the pharmaceutical compounds of interest based on its inclusion in the European Union Water Framework Directive Watch List. In this study, our goal was to investigate the potential of a metabolomic approach to acquire information without any a priori hypothesis about diclofenac effects on marine mussels...
September 17, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
Xiufang Zhang, Lu Chen, Weiyun Chai, Xiao-Yuan Lian, Zhizhen Zhang
Streptopertusacin A, a unique indolizinium alkaloid existing as a zwitterion, and six bafilomycins including two previously undescribed ones of 21,22-en-bafilomycin D and 21,22-en-9-hydroxybafilomycin D were isolated from a culture of the seaweed-derived Streptomyces sp. HZP-2216E. Structures of these isolated compounds were determined based on extensive NMR spectroscopic analyses, HRESIMS and MS-MS data. The stereochemical assignments were achieved by NOE information, chemical degradation, Marfey's method, and electronic circular dichroism (ECD) calculation...
September 15, 2017: Phytochemistry
Jarosław Lewkowski, Marta Morawska, Rafał Karpowicz, Piotr Rychter, Diana Rogacz, Kamila Lewicka
Since aminophosphonate-based herbicides like glyphosate are currently one of the most popular and widely applied active agent in agrochemistry, there is an urgent need for searching new compounds among this family with potential herbicidal activity, but exhibiting low toxicity against surrounding environment. Six new (5-nitrofurfuryl)-derived aminophosphonates were synthesized for the first time and apart from the only one example of N-benzylamino(5-nitrofuryl)-methylphosphonic acid, it was the first time in the history, when this class of compounds was prepared...
September 8, 2017: Chemosphere
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