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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544090/functional-tuning-of-the-catalytic-residue-pka-in-a-de-novo-designed-esterase
#1
Katharina Hiebler, Zsófia Lengyel, Carlos A Castañeda, Olga V Makhlynets
AlleyCatE is a de novo designed esterase that can be allosterically regulated by calcium ions. This artificial enzyme has been shown to hydrolyze p-nitrophenyl acetate (pNPA) and 4-nitrophenyl-(2-phenyl)-propanoate (pNPP) with high catalytic efficiency. AlleyCatE was created by introducing a single histidine residue (His(144) ) into a hydrophobic pocket of calmodulin. In this work, we explore the determinants of catalytic properties of AlleyCatE. We obtained the pKa value of the catalytic histidine using experimental measurements by NMR and pH rate profile and compared these values to those predicted from electrostatics pKa calculations (from both empirical and continuum electrostatics calculations)...
May 24, 2017: Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539709/multipathway-integrated-adjustment-mechanism-of-glycyrrhiza-triterpenes-curing-gastric-ulcer-in-rats
#2
Ying Wang, Shuai Wang, Yongrui Bao, Tianjiao Li, Xin Chang, Guanlin Yang, Xiansheng Meng
BACKGROUND: Gastric ulcer is a common chronic disease in human digestive system, which is difficult to cure, easy to relapse, and endangers human health seriously. Compared with western medicine, traditional Chinese medicine has a unique advantage in improving the general situation, stablizing medical condition, and with little side effects. Glycyrrhiza known as "king of all the medicine", has a range of pharmacological activities and is commonly used in a variety of proprietary Chinese medicines and formulations...
April 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532001/apatite-grown-in-niobium-by-two-step-plasma-electrolytic-oxidation
#3
Bruno Leandro Pereira, Carlos Maurício Lepienski, Irineu Mazzaro, Neide Kazue Kuromoto
Plasma electrolytic oxidation (PEO) of niobium plates were done electrochemically in two steps with electrolytes containing phosphorous and calcium being observed the formation of crystalline apatite. All samples were submitted to a first step of PEO using an electrolyte containing phosphate ions. The second oxidization step was made using three different electrolytes. Some samples were oxidized by PEO in electrolyte containing calcium, while in other samples it was used two mixtures of phosphoric acid and calcium acetate monohydrate solutions...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523619/effect-of-calcium-bentonite-on-zn-and-cu-mobility-and-their-accumulation-in-vegetable-growth-in-soil-amended-with-compost-during-consecutive-planting
#4
Quan Wang, Mukesh Kumar Awasthi, Xiuna Ren, Junchao Zhao, Ronghua Li, Feng Shen, Zengqiang Zhang
In this study, greenhouse pot experiment was carried out to investigate the Cu and Zn mobility and their accumulations in pakchoi (Brassica chinensis L.) and Chinese cabbage (Brassica rapachinensis L.) growth in Ca-bentonite-pig manure co-compost (CBC)-soil system during three consecutive planting. Five composts (0, 2.5, 5, 7.5, and 10% Ca-bentonite-pig manure co-composts) amended soil with 5% (w/w) application rate and compared to control without any additive. The results showed that the addition of CBC increased the biomass and chlorophyll content of pakchoi, and the maximum overall yield was found in 7...
May 18, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511358/the-degree-of-phosphorus-saturation-of-agricultural-soils-in-germany-current-and-future-risk-of-diffuse-p-loss-and-implications-for-soil-p-management-in-europe
#5
P Fischer, R Pöthig, M Venohr
Decades of intensive agricultural production with excessive application of P fertilizer have resulted in the accumulation of P in soils, threatening water bodies in most industrialized countries with eutrophication. In our study, we elucidated the risk of P loss of German agricultural soils by transforming provided monitoring data of plant-available P determined by the calcium-acetate-lactate (PCAL) and double-lactate method (PDL) into the degree of phosphorus saturation (DPS). As water-soluble phosphorus (WSP) is correlated to DPS, we derived a pedotransfer function (PTF) between PCAL and WSP for different soil types...
May 12, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511041/biofilm-formation-and-granule-properties-in-anaerobic-digestion-at-high-salinity
#6
M C Gagliano, S B Ismail, A J M Stams, C M Plugge, H Temmink, J B Van Lier
For the anaerobic biological treatment of saline wastewater, Anaerobic Digestion (AD) is currently a possibility, even though elevated salt concentrations can be a major obstacle. Anaerobic consortia and especially methanogenic archaea are very sensitive to fluctuations in salinity. When working with Upflow Sludge Blanket Reactor (UASB) technology, in which the microorganisms are aggregated and retained in the system as a granular biofilm, high sodium concentration negatively affects aggregation and consequently process performances...
May 10, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493444/impact-of-hyperlipidaemia-on-intermediary-metabolism-faecal-microbial-metabolites-and-urinary-characteristics-of-lipoprotein-lipase-deficient-vs-normal-cats
#7
N Paßlack, J Zentek, J A Larsen, J L Westropp, A J Fascetti
Findings in humans and rats indicate that hyperlipidaemia may be associated with enhanced endogenous oxalate (Ox) synthesis, which may be relevant for calcium oxalate (CaOx) urolith formation. Moreover, changes in lipid metabolism are proposed to negatively affect gut microbiota. This study aimed to investigate those potential interactions in hyperlipidaemic cats. Therefore, 10 normal control cats and seven lipoprotein lipase (LPL)-deficient cats were fed a low-fat diet for seven weeks. During the last week of the study, cats were housed in metabolic cages to collect urine and faeces...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492868/efficacy-of-flecainide-in-the-treatment-of-catecholaminergic-polymorphic-ventricular-tachycardia-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#8
Prince J Kannankeril, Jeremy P Moore, Marina Cerrone, Silvia G Priori, Naomi J Kertesz, Pamela S Ro, Anjan S Batra, Elizabeth S Kaufman, David L Fairbrother, Elizabeth V Saarel, Susan P Etheridge, Ronald J Kanter, Michael P Carboni, Matthew V Dzurik, Darlene Fountain, Heidi Chen, E Wesley Ely, Dan M Roden, Bjorn C Knollmann
Importance: Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT) is a potentially lethal genetic arrhythmia syndrome characterized by polymorphic ventricular tachycardia with physical or emotional stress, for which current therapy with β-blockers is incompletely effective. Flecainide acetate directly suppresses sarcoplasmic reticulum calcium release-the cellular mechanism responsible for triggering ventricular arrhythmias in CPVT-but has never been assessed prospectively. Objective: To determine whether flecainide dosed to therapeutic levels and added to β-blocker therapy is superior to β-blocker therapy alone for the prevention of exercise-induced arrhythmias in CPVT...
May 10, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482488/direct-bioactive-ceramics-coating-via-reactive-growing-integration-layer-method-on-%C3%AE-ti-alloy
#9
Chi-Huang Huang, Rong-Sheng Chen, Masahiro Yoshimura
This paper demonstrates Ca-P-rich bio-ceramic and hydroxyapatite (HA) coatings formed directly from the solution of calcium acetate (CA) and sodium dihydrogen phosphate (SDP) on α-Ti-alloy substrates by Growing Integration Layer (GIL) technology under DC power supply. The composition of the α-Ti-alloy was Ti7Cu5Sn. The GIL coated films formed in 30min time with different voltages applied had porous and rough ceramic surfaces. They consisted mostly of various oxides like rutile, anatase, and calcium phosphates (including hydroxyapatite) that reduce corrosion rate and increase biocompatibility...
July 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480489/effect-of-microorganisms-on-reducing-cadmium-uptake-and-toxicity-in-rice-oryza-sativa-l
#10
Chairat Treesubsuntorn, Prapai Dhurakit, Gholamreza Khaksar, Paitip Thiravetyan
This study analyzed the application of three microorganism inoculums, including Bacillus subtilis, Bacillus cereus, and commercial effective microorganism (EM) solution in order to determine cadmium (Cd) reduction in rice (Oryza sativa L.) and rice growth promotion. Rice was grown in Cd-contaminated soil (120 mg/kg) and selected microorganisms were inoculated. Cd concentration and rice weight were measured at 45 and 120 days of the experiment. The result showed that B. subtilis inoculation into rice can highly reduce Cd accumulation in every part of rice roots and shoots (45 days), and grains (120 days)...
May 8, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464802/phosphate-binders-affect-vitamin-k-concentration-by-undesired-binding-an-in-vitro-study
#11
A Neradova, S P Schumacher, I Hubeek, P Lux, L J Schurgers, M G Vervloet
BACKGROUND: Vascular calcification is a major contributing factor to mortality in end stage renal disease (ESRD). Despite the efficacy of phosphate binders to improve hyperphosphatemia, data on vascular calcification are less clear. There seems to be a difference in attenuation or delay in progression between different binders. In this in vitro experiment we tested whether phosphate binders could limit bioavailability of vitamin K2 by undesired binding. Vitamin K-deficiency limits activation of the vascular tissue mineralization inhibitor matrix γ-carboxyglutamate (Gla) protein (MGP) thereby exacerbating vascular calcification...
May 2, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459217/verapamil-augments-carmustine-and-irradiation-induced-senescence-in-glioma-cells-by-reducing-intracellular-reactive-oxygen-species-and-calcium-ion-levels
#12
Seok Won Ham, Hee-Young Jeon, Hyunggee Kim
Resistance to conventional therapies and frequent recurrence are the major obstacles to the treatment of high-grade gliomas, including glioblastoma. Thus, the development of new therapeutic strategies to overcome these obstacles is necessary to improve the treatment outcomes. In this study, we found that verapamil, a pan-adenosine triphosphate-binding cassette transporter and L-type voltage-dependent calcium channel inhibitor, sensitized U87MG glioma cells to carmustine- and irradiation-induced senescence. Furthermore, our results indicated that verapamil treatment, in combination with carmustine and irradiation, rendered U87MG glioma cells and several patient-derived glioma stem cells more sensitive to therapy-induced senescence than individual or dual-combination treatments...
May 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431214/interferon-%C3%AE-released-by-activated-cd8-t-lymphocytes-impairs-the-calcium-resorption-potential-of-osteoclasts-in-calcified-human-aortic-valves
#13
Edit Nagy, Yang Lei, Eduardo Martínez-Martínez, Simon C Body, Florian Schlotter, Michael Creager, Alexander Assmann, Kamal Khabbaz, Peter Libby, Göran K Hansson, Elena Aikawa
In calcific aortic valve disease (CAVD), activated T lymphocytes localize with osteoclast regions; however, the functional consequences of this association remain unknown. We hypothesized that CD8(+) T cells modulate calcification in CAVD. CAVD valves (n = 52) dissected into noncalcified and calcified portions were subjected to mRNA extraction, real-time quantitative PCR, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, and immunohistochemical analyses. Compared with noncalcified portions, calcified regions exhibited elevated transcripts for CD8, interferon (IFN)-γ, CXCL9, Perforin 1, Granzyme B, and heat shock protein 60...
June 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423881/effects-of-calcium-propionate-on-the-fermentation-quality-and-aerobic-stability-of-alfalfa-silage
#14
Zhi Hao Dong, Xian Jun Yuan, Ai You Wen, Seare T Desta, Tao Shao
Objective: To assess the potency of calcium propionate used as silage additive, an experiment was carried out to evaluate the effect of calcium propionate on the nitrogen transformation, fermentation quality and aerobic stability of alfalfa silages. Methods: Alfalfa was ensiled with four levels of calcium propionate (CAP; 5, 10, 15 and 20 g kg-1 of fresh weigh) in laboratory silos for 30 days. After opening, the silages were analyzed for the chemical and microbiological characteristics, and subjected to an aerobic stability test...
March 25, 2017: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407357/the-inhibitory-effect-of-nodakenin-on-mast-cell-mediated-allergic-inflammation-via-downregulation-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-caspase-1-activation
#15
Na Young Lee, Kyung-Sook Chung, Jong Sik Jin, Minho Lee, Young-Cheol Lee, Hyo-Jin An
Nodakenin, a coumarin isolated from the roots of Angelicae gigas, is effective for treating function control disorders, bacterial infections, pain, diarrhea, vitamin E deficiency, and for relaxation of the uterus. The aim of this study was to investigate the antiallergic related inflammatory effects in phorbol-12-myristate 13-acetate plus calcium ionophore A23187 (PMACI)-stimulated human mast cells (HMC-1) or anaphylactic activity in a mouse model. Nodakenin inhibited the mRNA expression and production of pro-inflammatory cytokines such as tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α, interleukin (IL)-6, and IL-1β in PMACI-stimulated HMC-1...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406468/foulant-analysis-of-three-ro-membranes-used-in-treating-simulated-brackish-water-of-the-iraqi-marshes
#16
Dawood Eisa Sachit, John N Veenstra
In this work, three different types of Reverse Osmosis (RO) (Thin-Film Composite (SE), Cellulose Acetate (CE), and Polyamide (AD)) were used to perform foulant analysis (autopsy) study on the deposited materials from three different simulated brackish surface feed waters. The brackish surface water qualities represented the water quality in Iraqi marshes. The main foulants from the simulated feed waters were characterized by using Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) images and Energy-Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (EDXS) spectra...
April 13, 2017: Membranes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402957/chromatin-state-dynamics-during-nk-cell-activation
#17
Yang Li, Jin Wang, Jie Yin, Xinhua Liu, Minghang Yu, Ting Li, Han Yan, Xi Wang
Studies of Natural Killer (NK) cell cytotoxicity have mainly focused on the balance of activating and inhibitory receptors, signaling transduction, calcium influx, formation of immune synapse, and cytolytic degranulation. However, little is known about the chromatin state of NK cells and the impact of its changes during target recognition. In this study, we investigate the contribution of chromatin state dynamics during NK cell activation by comprehensively analyzing a set of microarray data and two sets of Chromatin Immunoprecipitation-Sequencing (ChIP-seq) data...
March 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401461/continuous-production-of-indole-3-acetic-acid-by-immobilized-cells-of-arthrobacter-agilis
#18
Murat Ozdal, Ozlem Gur Ozdal, Alev Sezen, Omer Faruk Algur, Esabi Basaran Kurbanoglu
Indole acetic acid (IAA) is a plant growth-promoting hormone used in agriculture; therefore, its continuous production is of paramount importance. IAA-producing eight bacteria were isolated from the rhizosphere of Verbascum vulcanicum. Among them, Arthrobacter agilis A17 gave maximum IAA production (75 mg/L) and this strain was used to immobilization studies. The A. agilis A17 cells were immobilized in calcium alginate for the production of IAA. Optimization of process parameters for IAA production was carried out to enhance IAA production using immobilized cells...
May 2017: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339165/a-randomised-controlled-trial-of-sodium-citrate-spray-for-non-conductive-olfactory-disorders
#19
C M Philpott, S E Erskine, A Clark, A Leeper, M Salam, R Sharma, G E Murty, T Hummel
OBJECTIVES: Previous research has suggested that sodium citrate improves hyposmia by decreasing mucus calcium levels in the nose. This study aimed to confirm or refute this effect in a single application and assess potential side-effects. DESIGN: Study design was a randomised double-blind controlled trial of sodium citrate nasal spray (intervention) vs sterile water (control). Fifty-five patients with non-conductive olfactory loss were randomised to receive the intervention or placebo...
March 24, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324249/evaluation-of-organic-amendment-on-the-effect-of-cadmium-bioavailability-in-contaminated-soils-using-the-dgt-technique-and-traditional-methods
#20
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Yu Yao, Qin Sun, Chao Wang, Pei-Fang Wang, Shi-Ming Ding
Organic amendments have been widely proposed as a remediation technology for metal-contaminated soils, but there exist controversial results on their effectiveness. In this study, the effect of pig manure addition on cadmium (Cd) bioavailability in Cd-contaminated soils was systematically evaluated by one dynamic, in situ technique of diffusive gradients in thin films (DGT) and four traditional methods based on the equilibrium theory (soil solution concentration and the three commonly used extractants, i.e...
March 21, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
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