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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779111/magnetosensitivity-of-e-coli-bacteria-in-the-presence-of-zinc-isotopes
#1
U G Letuta, D M Shailina
The combined effect of the zinc magnetic isotope 67 Zn and weak magnetic field 25-35 mT causes a 2-4-fold increase in the colony-forming ability of bacteria E. coli in comparison with the nonmagnetic isotopes 64, 66 Zn. The effects of magnetic field in the range of 2.2-8 mT were detected for all bacteria regardless of the zinc-isotope enrichment of the media. This indicates the sensitivity of intracellular processes to weak magnetic fields. An increase in the ATP concentration in E. coli cells was only detected for the bacteria grown on the medium with the magnetic zinc isotope in the range of 2...
March 2018: Doklady. Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779079/preparation-and-adsorption-characteristics-for-heavy-metals-of-active-silicon-adsorbent-from-leaching-residue-of-lead-zinc-tailings
#2
Chang Lei, Bo Yan, Tao Chen, Xian-Ming Xiao
To comprehensively reuse the leaching residue obtained from lead-zinc tailings, an active silicon adsorbent (ASA) was prepared from leaching residue and studied as an adsorbent for copper(II), lead(II), zinc(II), and cadmium(II) in this paper. The ASA was prepared by roasting the leaching residue with either a Na2 CO3 /residue ratio of 0.6:1 at 700 °C for 1 h or a CaCO3 /residue ratio of 0.8:1 at 800 °C for 1 h. Under these conditions, the available SiO2 content of the ASA was more than 20%. The adsorption behaviors of the metal ions onto the ASA were investigated and the Langmuir, Freundlich, and Dubinin-Radushkevich isotherm models were used to analyze the adsorption isotherm...
May 19, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779043/glis1-3-transcription-factors-critical-roles-in-the-regulation-of-multiple-physiological-processes-and-diseases
#3
REVIEW
Anton M Jetten
Krüppel-like zinc finger proteins form one of the largest families of transcription factors. They function as key regulators of embryonic development and a wide range of other physiological processes, and are implicated in a variety of pathologies. GLI-similar 1-3 (GLIS1-3) constitute a subfamily of Krüppel-like zinc finger proteins that act either as activators or repressors of gene transcription. GLIS3 plays a critical role in the regulation of multiple biological processes and is a key regulator of pancreatic β cell generation and maturation, insulin gene expression, thyroid hormone biosynthesis, spermatogenesis, and the maintenance of normal kidney functions...
May 19, 2018: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778928/how-does-binuclear-zinc-amidohydrolase-fwda-work-in-the-initial-step-of-methanogenesis-from-formate-to-formyl-methanofuran
#4
Xue-Wei Zhang, Shi-Lu Chen
The initial step of methanogenesis is the fixation of CO2 to formyl-methanofuran (formyl-MFR) catalyzed by formyl-MFR dehydrogenase, which can be divided into two half reactions. Herein, the second half reaction catalyzed by FwdA (formyl-methanofuran dehydrogenase subunit A), i.e., from formate to formyl-methanofuran, has been investigated using density functional theory and a chemical model based on the X-ray crystal structure. The calculations indicate that, compared with other well-known di-zinc hydrolases, the FwdA reaction employs a reverse mechanism, including the nucleophilic attack of MFR amine on formate carbon leading to a tetrahedral gem-diolate intermediate, two steps of proton transfer from amine to formate moieties assisted by the Asp385, and the CO bond dissociation to form the formyl-MFR product...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778879/preferential-binding-to-zinc-oxide-nanoparticle-interface-inhibits-lysozyme-fibrillation-and-cytotoxicity
#5
Kanti K Yadav, Manoranjan Arakha, Basudeb Das, Bibekanand Mallick, Suman Jha
The aim of present investigation is to explore the effect of zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnONP, 30 nm) interface on conformational dynamics and stability of lysozyme, at pH 7.4 and pH 9.0. Lysozyme adopts partially disordered conformation at pH 9.0, which adopts fibril morphology in presence of sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS), compared to the conformation adopted at pH 7.4. However, the presence of ZnONP interface renders partially disordered lysozyme relatively regular and non-amyloidogenic conformation, and enhances the functional efficacy of lysozyme at pH 9...
May 17, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778810/rapid-debromination-of-polybrominated-diphenyl-ethers-pbdes-by-zero-valent-metal-and-bimetals-mechanisms-and-pathways-assisted-by-density-function-theory-calculation
#6
Rui Wang, Ting Tang, Guining Lu, Kaibo Huang, Hua Yin, Zhang Lin, Fengchang Wu, Zhi Dang
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) undergo debromination when they were exposed in zerovalent metal or bimetallic systems. Yet their debromination pathways and mechanisms in these systems were not well understood. Here we reported the debromination pathways of three BDE congeners (BDE-21, 25 and 29) by nano-zerovalent iron (n-ZVI). All these BDE congeners have three bromine substituents that were located in ortho-, meta- and para-positions. Results demonstrated that BDE-21, 25 and 29 preferentially debrominate meta-, ortho- and para-bromines, respectively, suggesting that bromine substituent at each position (i...
May 17, 2018: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778679/efficient-metal-adsorption-and-microbial-reduction-from-rawal-lake-wastewater-using-metal-nanoparticle-coated-cotton
#7
Attarad Ali, Ayesha Gul, Abdul Mannan, Muhammad Zia
This study was designed to investigate removal of toxic metals and reduction of bacterial count from Rawal Lake wastewater with novel nanocomposite sorbents. Iron, zinc and silver oxide nanoparticles (NPs) were attached on cotton. The nanocomposites (iron NPs on cotton (FeCt), zinc NPs on cotton (ZnCt) and silver NPs on cotton (AgCt)) were characterized by FTIR, XRD and SEM, which showed successful adsorption of 10-30 nm size nanoparticles. Batch experiments were performed to determine the adsorption capacity of nanocomposite for metal removal...
May 17, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778669/thyroid-status-in-premenopausal-and-postmenopausal-women-a-biochemical-study-on-insulin-resistance-in-non-obese-overweight-and-obese-type-2-diabetics
#8
Rajendran Jayanthi, Abu Raghavan Srinivasan, Gopal Niranjan
BACKGROUND: Insulin resistance with altered thyroid status in women is observed in type 2 diabetics and varies with advancing age and estrogen profile. We compared thyroid status between premenopausal and postmenopausal women in obese, non obese and overweight type 2 diabetes. METHODOLOGY: We included 301type 2 diabetics who were segregated into premenopausal (n = 100) 33.2% and postmenopausal (n = 201) 66.8% among three sub groups (Non obese, overweight and Obese)...
May 10, 2018: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778661/epigenetic-dysregulation-of-zeb1-is-involved-in-lmo2-promoted-t-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukaemia-leukaemogenesis
#9
Chao Wu, Jianjun Li, Chenchen Tian, Wen Shi, Huimin Jiang, Zhen Zhang, Hang Wang, Quansheng Zhang, Wei Sun, Peiqing Sun, Rong Xiang, Shuang Yang
T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (T-ALL) is a hematological malignancy caused by the accumulation of genomic lesions that affect the development of T-cells. ZEB1, a member of zinc finger-homeodomain family transcription factor, exhibits crucial function in promoting T-cell differentiation and potentially acts as a tumor suppressor in T-ALL. However, the molecular mechanism by which ZEB1 regulates T-ALL leukaemogenesis remains obscure. Here, we showed that oncogenic LIM only 2 (LMO2) could recruit Sap18 and HDAC1 to assemble an epigenetic regulatory complex, thus inducing histone deacetylation in ZEB1 promoter and chromatin remodeling to achieve transcriptional repression...
May 17, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778540/the-clinicopathological-and-prognostic-value-of-long-non-coding-rna-zeb1-as1-in-solid-tumors-a-meta-analysis
#10
REVIEW
Chaojie Liang, Jing Liu, Hua Ge, Yingchen Xu, Guangming Li, Jixiang Wu
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Studies have reported that Zinc finger E-box binding homeobox 1 antisense 1 (ZEB1-AS1) is overexpressed in many malignant tumors. However, the sample size in those studies was limited, so the clinicopathological and prognostic value of ZEB1-AS1 in solid tumors remains undetermined, Accordingly, the aim of this meta-analysis was to evaluate the relationship between the expression of lncRNA ZEB1-AS1 and clinicopathological characteristics and prognosis in patients with solid tumors...
May 17, 2018: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778425/lncrna-hotair-contributes-to-the-malignancy-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-by-enhancing-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-via-sponging-mir-23b-3p-from-zeb1
#11
Tao Yang, Xiaojun He, An Chen, Kai Tan, Xilin Du
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the fifth most common cancer around the world, along with high mortality and metastasis rate. Our present study aimed to explore the role of LncRNA HOTAIR in the progression of HCC. Our data showed that HOTAIR was overexpressed in HCC tissues and cell lines (Huh7, Hep3B, HepG2, MHCC97H). Overexpressed HOTAIR promoted invasion and migration of HCC cells (Huh7) by enhancing epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT). Besides that, miR-23b-3p was predicted to be a target of HOTAIR and decreased expression of miR-23b-3p was observed in HCC tissues and cell lines...
May 17, 2018: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778168/development-of-a-novel-myconanomining-approach-for-the-recovery-of-agriculturally-important-elements-from-jarosite-waste
#12
Ankita Bedi, Braj Raj Singh, Sunil K Deshmukh, Nisha Aggarwal, Colin J Barrow, Alok Adholeya
In this study, an ecofriendly and economically viable waste management approach have been attempted towards the biosynthesis of agriculturally important nanoparticles from jarosite waste. Aspergillus terreus strain J4 isolated from jarosite (waste from Debari Zinc Smelter, Udaipur, India), showed good leaching efficiency along with nanoparticles (NPs) formation under ambient conditions. Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) confirmed the formation of NPs...
May 2018: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778048/pathogens-constancy-harbinger-of-nosocomial-infection-cum-identification-of-resistant-genes-and-drug-designing
#13
Sana Farooq Ahmad, Ibrar Khan, Abdul Wadood, Sadiq Azam, Noor Rehman, Muhammad Waqas, Kashif Bashir, Asaf Ali Khan
Hospitals are the most prominent places for the growth and spread of bacteria which are resistant to the available antibiotics. This antibiotic resistance is due to the over and misuse of antibiotic dosages of a high-density of patient population which are in frequent interaction with inanimate items of the hospitals and the consequent risk of cross infection. Out of 1010 samples of the current study, 510 (50.49%) were culture positive of which 329 (64.5%) were Gram-positive while 181 (35.49%) Gram negative...
April 22, 2018: Computational Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778047/source-identification-and-spatial-distribution-of-arsenic-and-heavy-metals-in-agricultural-soil-around-hunan-industrial-estate-by-positive-matrix-factorization-model-principle-components-analysis-and-geo-statistical-analysis
#14
Xiaowen Zhang, Shuai Wei, Qianqian Sun, Syed Abdul Wadood, Boli Guo
Characterizing the distribution and defining potential sources of arsenic and heavy metals are the basic preconditions for reducing the contamination of heavy metals and metalloids. 71 topsoil samples and 61 subsoil samples were collected by grid method to measure the concentration of cadmium (Cd), arsenic (As), lead (Pb), copper (Cu), zinc (Zn), nickel (Ni) and chromium (Cr). Principle components analysis (PCA), GIS-based geo-statistical methods and Positive Matrix Factorization (PMF) were applied. The results showed that the mean concentrations were 9...
May 16, 2018: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777921/comparison-of-heavy-metals-parasites-and-histopathology-in-sculpins-myoxocephalus-spp-from-two-sites-at-a-lead-zinc-mine-in-north-east-greenland
#15
Rasmus Dyrmose Nørregaard, Mai Dang, Lis Bach, Ole Geertz-Hansen, Kim Gustavson, Peter Aastrup, Pall S Leifsson, Jens Søndergaard, Barbara Nowak, Christian Sonne
The former lead-zinc mine at Mestersvig, Greenland, continues to contaminate the surrounding environment despite its operations ceasing over 50 years ago. Elevated concentrations of heavy metals are found in water, sediment and biota in the terrestrial, freshwater and marine environments. To shed light on the present contamination and its potential effects on local fish we investigated gill and liver histology of sculpins (Myoxocephalus spp.) around the former mining area. Two species of sculpins were caught; shorthorn sculpins (M...
May 16, 2018: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777593/degradation-of-recombinant-proteins-by-cho-host-cell-proteases-is-prevented-by-matriptase-1-knock-out
#16
Holger Laux, Sandrine Romand, Sandro Nuciforo, Christopher J Farady, Joel Tapparel, Stine Buechmann-Moeller, Benjamin Sommer, Edward J Oakeley, Ursula Bodendorf
An increasing number of non-antibody format proteins are entering the clinical development. However, one of the major hurdles for the production of non-antibody glycoproteins is host cell-related proteolytic degradation, which can drastically impact developability and timelines of pipeline projects. Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells are the preferred production host for recombinant therapeutic proteins. Using protease inhibitors, transcriptomics and genetic knockdowns we have identified, out of the more than 700 known proteases in rodents, Matriptase-1 as the major protease involved in degradation of recombinant proteins expressed in CHO-K1 cells...
May 19, 2018: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777358/generation-of-genetically-engineered-animals-using-engineered-endonucleases
#17
REVIEW
Jong Geol Lee, Young Hoon Sung, In-Jeoung Baek
The key to successful drug discovery and development is to find the most suitable animal model of human diseases for the preclinical studies. The recent emergence of engineered endonucleases is allowing for efficient and precise genome editing, which can be used to develop potentially useful animal models for human diseases. In particular, zinc finger nucleases, transcription activator-like effector nucleases, and the clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeat systems are revolutionizing the generation of diverse genetically-engineered experimental animals including mice, rats, rabbits, dogs, pigs, and even non-human primates that are commonly used for preclinical studies of the drug discovery...
May 17, 2018: Archives of Pharmacal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777146/formation-of-zinc-sulfide-species-during-roasting-of-zno-with-pyrite-and-its-contribution-on-flotation
#18
Yong-Xing Zheng, Jin-Fang Lv, Hua Wang, Shu-Ming Wen, Jie Pang
In this paper, formation of zinc sulfide species during roasting of ZnO with FeS2 was investigated and its contribution on flotation was illustrated. The evolution process, phase and crystal growth were investigated by thermogravimetry (TG), X-Ray diffraction (XRD) along with thermodynamic calculation and scanning electron microscopy-Energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (SEM-EDS), respectively, to interpret the formation mechanism of ZnS species. It was found that ZnS was initially generated at about 450 °C and then the reaction prevailed at about 600 °C...
May 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776592/response-to-metals-treatment-of-fra1-a-member-of-the-ap-1-transcription-factor-family-in-p-lividus-sea-urchin-embryos
#19
Roberta Russo, Rosa Bonaventura, Marco Chiaramonte, Caterina Costa, Valeria Matranga, Francesca Zito
Lithium (Li), Nickel (Ni), and Zinc (Zn) are metals normally present in the seawater, although they can have adverse effects on the marine ecosystem at high concentrations by interfering with many biological processes. These metals are toxic for sea urchin embryos, affecting their morphology and developmental pathways. In particular, they perturb differently the correct organization of the embryonic axes (animal-vegetal, dorso-ventral): Li is a vegetalizing agent and Ni disrupts the dorso-ventral axis, while Zn has an animalizing effect...
May 5, 2018: Marine Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776540/unconventional-application-of-gold-nanoclusters-zn-mof-composite-for-fluorescence-turn-on-sensitive-detection-of-zinc-ion
#20
Yuanyuan Li, Xue Hu, Xiaodan Zhang, Haiyan Cao, Yuming Huang
Contrary to organic solvent-induced aggregation of Au nanoclusters (AuNCs), herein, we reported aggregation induced emission enhancement (AIEE) of AuNCs in an aqueous media through confinement of AuNCs by in situ formed Zn-MOF for detecting Zn2+ . Glutathione capped AuNCs (GSH-AuNCs) was synthesized through reduction of Au3+ by glutathione. Zn2+ could significantly enhance the fluorescence of GSH-AuNCs upon addition of 2-methylimidazole, which was attributed to the formation of Zn-MOF. XRD and TEM were used to characterize the in situ formed Zn-MOF...
September 18, 2018: Analytica Chimica Acta
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