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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731580/rewiring-the-glucose-transportation-and-central-metabolic-pathways-for-overproduction-of-n-acetylglucosamine-in-bacillus-subtilis
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Yang Gu, Jieying Deng, Yanfeng Liu, Jianghua Li, Hyun-Dong Shin, Guocheng Du, Jian Chen, Long Liu
N-acetylglucosamine (GlcNAc) is an important amino sugar extensively used in the healthcare field. in a previous study, we constructed the recombinant Bacillus subtilis strain BSGN6-PxylA -glmS-pP43NMK-GNA1 (BN0-GNA1) for microbial production of GlcNAc by pathway design and modular optimization. Here, we further improved the production of GlcNAc by rewiring both the glucose transportation and central metabolic pathways. First, the phosphotransferase system (PTS) was blocked by deletion of three genes, yyzE (encoding the PTS system transporter subunit iiA YyzE), ypqE (encoding the PTS system transporter subunit iiA YpqE), and ptsG (encoding the PTS system glucose-specific EiiCBA component), resulting in 47...
July 21, 2017: Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731365/chemical-composition-and-antimigraine-activity-of-essential-oil-of-angelicae-dahuricae-radix
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Jingbo Sun, He Li, Jinghui Sun, Huimin Liu, Jianguang Chen, Chunmei Wang
The aim of this study was to explore the chemical composition and the effect of essential oil of Angelicae dahuricae radix on a nitroglycerin (NTG)-induced rat model of migraine. The CO2 supercritical fluid extraction method was optimized for the extraction of essential oil of A. dahuricae radix (EOAD) and its chemical composition was determined. The migraine model was established by subcutaneous injection of NTG (10 mg/kg) 1 h after the last administration of EOAD. The therapeutic effect of EOAD and its underlying mechanism were assessed by monitoring behavioral changes, levels of nitric oxide (NO) in serum and brain tissues, plasma levels of calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) and endothelin (ET), and ET/NO ratio...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730310/optical-biosensor-optimized-for-continuous-in-line-glucose-monitoring-in-animal-cell-culture
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Mircea Tric, Mario Lederle, Lisa Neuner, Igor Dolgowjasow, Philipp Wiedemann, Stefan Wölfl, Tobias Werner
Biosensors for continuous glucose monitoring in bioreactors could provide a valuable tool for optimizing culture conditions in biotechnological applications. We have developed an optical biosensor for long-term continuous glucose monitoring and demonstrated a tight glucose level control during cell culture in disposable bioreactors. The in-line sensor is based on a commercially available oxygen sensor that is coated with cross-linked glucose oxidase (GOD). The dynamic range of the sensor was tuned by a hydrophilic perforated diffusion membrane with an optimized permeability for glucose and oxygen...
July 20, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726704/simultaneous-heterotrophic-nitrification-and-aerobic-denitrification-at-high-concentrations-of-nacl-and-ammonia-nitrogen-by-halomonas-bacteria
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Te Wang, Jian Li, Ling Hua Zhang, Ying Yu, Yi Min Zhu
To improve the efficiency of simultaneous heterotrophic nitrification and aerobic denitrification (SND) at high concentrations of NaCl and ammonia nitrogen (NH4(+)-N), we investigated the SND characteristics of Halomonas bacteria with the ability to synthesize the compatible solute ectoine. Halomonas sp. strain B01, which was isolated, screened and identified in this study, could simultaneously remove nitrogen (N) by SND and synthesize ectoine under high NaCl conditions. Gene cloning and sequencing analysis indicated that this bacterial genome contains ammonia monooxygenase (amoA) and nitrate reductase (narH) genes...
July 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726220/effect-of-operational-factors-on-bioregeneration-of-binary-phenol-and-4-chlorophenol-loaded-granular-activated-carbon-using-pva-immobilized-biomass-cryogels
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Kwok-Yii Leong, Rohana Adnan, Poh-Eng Lim, Si-Ling Ng, Chye-Eng Seng
The effects of dry biomass density in cryogel beads, shaking speed and initial concentration ratio of phenol to 4-chlorophenol (4-CP) on the bioregeneration efficiencies of binary phenol and 4-CP-loaded granular activated carbon (GAC) for phenol and 4-CP, respectively, were investigated under the simultaneous adsorption and biodegradation approach. The results revealed higher bioregeneration efficiencies of binary-loaded GAC for phenol and 4-CP at higher dry biomass density but moderate shaking speed. The optimum dry biomass density in cryogel beads and shaking speed for use in bioregeneration were found to be 0...
July 18, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726163/phosphoenolpyruvate-glucose-phosphotransferase-system-modification-increases-the-conversion-rate-during-l-tryptophan-production-in-escherichia-coli
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Lina Liu, Sheng Chen, Jing Wu
Escherichia coli FB-04(pta1), a recombinant L-tryptophan production strain, was constructed in our laboratory. However, the conversion rate (L-tryptophan yield per glucose) of this strain is somewhat low. In this study, additional genes have been deleted in an effort to increase the conversion rate of E. coli FB-04(pta1). Initially, the pykF gene, which encodes pyruvate kinase I (PYKI), was inactivated to increase the accumulation of phosphoenolpyruvate, a key L-tryptophan precursor. The resulting strain, E...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722112/in-silico-and-in-vitro-prediction-of-gastrointestinal-absorption-from-potential-drug-eremantholide-c
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Tamires G Caldeira, Dênia A Saúde-Guimarães, André B Dezani, Cristina Helena Dos Reis Serra, Jacqueline de Souza
OBJECTIVES: Analysis of the biopharmaceutical properties of eremantholide C, sesquiterpene lactone with proven pharmacological activity and low toxicity, is required to evaluate its potential to become a drug. METHODS: Preliminary analysis of the physicochemical characteristics of eremantholide C was performed in silico. Equilibrium solubility was evaluated using the shake-flask method, at 37.0 °C, 100 rpm during 72 h in biorelevant media. The permeability was analysed using parallel artificial membrane permeability assay, at 37...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720107/reversible-bacterial-immobilization-based-on-the-salt-dependent-adhesion-of-the-bacterionanofiber-protein-ataa
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Shogo Yoshimoto, Yuki Ohara, Hajime Nakatani, Katsutoshi Hori
BACKGROUND: Immobilization of microbial cells is an important strategy for the efficient use of whole-cell catalysts because it simplifies product separation, enables the cell concentration to be increased, stabilizes enzymatic activity, and permits repeated or continuous biocatalyst use. However, conventional immobilization methods have practical limitations, such as limited mass transfer in the inner part of a gel, gel fragility, cell leakage from the support matrix, and adverse effects on cell viability and catalytic activity...
July 18, 2017: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719376/stability-of-spironolactone-oral-suspension-in-pcca-base-suspendit
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Richard Graves, Kelly V Phan, Levon A Bostanian, Tarun K Mandal, Yashoda V Pramar
Spironolactone (Aldactone) is a potassium-sparing diuretic used to treat hypertension and heart failure and may also be used to treat edema resulting from kidney disease, low potassium levels, or excess aldosterone. No commercial liquid dosage form of spironolactone exists. An extemporaneously compounded suspension from pure drug powder or commercial tablets would provide an alternative option to meet unique patient needs. The purpose of this study was to determine the physicochemical stability of spironolactone in the PCCA base SuspendIt...
July 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716706/characterization-of-a-presymptomatic-stage-in-a-drosophila-parkinson-s-disease-model-unveiling-dopaminergic-compensatory-mechanisms
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Daniela Molina-Mateo, Nicolás Fuenzalida-Uribe, Sergio Hidalgo, Claudia Molina-Fernández, Jorge Abarca, Rafaella V Zárate, Marcela Escandón, Reinaldo Figueroa, María Florencia Tevy, Jorge M Campusano
Parkinson disease (PD) is a degenerative disorder characterized by several motor symptoms including shaking, rigidity, slow movement and difficult walking, which has been associated to the death of nigro-striatal dopaminergic neurons. >90% of PD patients also present olfactory dysfunction. Although the molecular mechanisms responsible for this disease are not clear, hereditary PD is linked to mutations in specific genes, including the PTEN-induced putative kinase 1 (PINK1). In this work we provide for the first time a thorough temporal description of the behavioral effects induced by a mutation in the PINK1 gene in adult Drosophila, a previously described animal model for PD...
July 14, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716035/systematic-evaluation-of-characteristics-of-the-membrane-based-fed-batch-shake-flask
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P Philip, K Meier, D Kern, J Goldmanns, F Stockmeier, C Bähr, J Büchs
BACKGROUND: The initial part of process development involves extensive screening programs to identify optimal biological systems and cultivation conditions. For a successful scale-up, the operation mode on screening and production scale must be as close as possible. To enable screening under fed-batch conditions, the membrane-based fed-batch shake flask was developed. It is a shake flask mounted with a central feed reservoir with an integrated rotating membrane tip for a controlled substrate release...
July 17, 2017: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715084/synthesis-of-cupf6-s-binap-loaded-resin-and-its-enantioselectivity-toward-phenylalanine-enantiomers
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Xiong Liu, Wenqi Zhou, Longqi Xu
A type of resin-anchored CuPF6 -(S)-BINAP was synthesized and identified. The PS-CuPF6 -(S)-BINAP resin was used to adsorb the phenylalanine enantiomers. The results showed that the adsorption capacity of PS-CuPF6 -(S)-BINAP resin toward L-phenylalanine was higher than that of resin toward D-phenylalanine. PS-CuPF6 -(S)-BINAP resin exhibited good enantioselectivity toward L-phenylalanine and D-phenylalanine. The influence of phenylalanine concentration, pH, adsorption time, and temperature on the enantioselectivity of the resin were investigated...
July 17, 2017: Chirality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711673/on-line-prediction-of-the-glucose-concentration-of-cho-cell-cultivations-by-nir-and-raman-spectroscopy-comparative-scalability-test-with-a-shake-flask-model-system
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Bence Kozma, Edit Hirsch, Szilveszter Gergely, László Párta, Hajnalka Pataki, András Salgó
In this study, near-infrared (NIR) and Raman spectroscopy were compared in parallel to predict the glucose concentration of Chinese hamster ovary cell cultivations. A shake flask model system was used to quickly generate spectra similar to bioreactor cultivations therefore accelerating the development of a working model prior to actual cultivations. Automated variable selection and several pre-processing methods were tested iteratively during model development using spectra from six shake flask cultivations...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710629/bioconversion-of-phytosterols-into-androstenedione-by-mycobacterium
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Kjell D Josefsen, Anna Nordborg, Håvard Sletta
The chapter describes the bioconversion of phytosterols to androstenedione (AD) with Mycobacterium spp. in shake flasks and fermenters, as well as LC-MS based methods for analysis of phytosterols and steroid products.Phytosterols are derived as a by-product of vegetable oil refining and of manufacture of wood pulp. Phytosterols contain the same four-ring nucleus as steroids, and may be converted to high-value steroids by removing the side chain at C17 and minor changes at other sites in the ring structure.Many bacteria, including Mycobacterium spp...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708619/production-of-spore-laccase-from-bacillus-pumilus-w3-and-its-application-in-dye-decolorization-after-immobilization
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Wen Zhou, Zheng-Bing Guan, Yu Chen, Feng Zhang, Yu-Jie Cai, Cheng-Wen Xu, Xu-Sheng Chen, Xiang-Ru Liao
Given that spore laccase from the Bacillus genus is heat- and alkali-resistant, it is more suitable for industrial applications than fungal laccase. To determine the optimal culture conditions for spore laccase production, the effects of Cu(2+) concentration, oxygen content, and culture time on spore laccase production from Bacillus pumilus W3 were investigated. The optimal production parameters were 0.2 mM of Cu(2+), 200 rpm shaking speed, 100 mL liquid loading, and 5 days of cultivation. Spore laccase was efficiently immobilized on amino-functionalized celite...
July 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708454/improving-the-production-of-s-adenosyl-l-methionine-in-escherichia-coli-by-overexpressing-metk
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Ping Yu, Pengzhi Zhu
S-adenosyl-L-methionine (SAM) has important applications in many fields including the chemical therapy and the pharmaceutical industry. In this study, the recombinant Escherichia coli strain was constructed for effective production of SAM by introducing the SAM synthase gene (metK). This strain produced 34.5 mg/l of SAM in basic medium in shake flask. Yeast extract, pH and loaded volume had a significant positive effect on the yield of SAM. Their optimal values were 35 g/l, 7.5 and 30 ml, respectively...
July 14, 2017: Preparative Biochemistry & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706725/avatars-and-virtual-agents-relationship-interfaces-for-the-elderly
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REVIEW
Nava A Shaked
In the Digital Era, the authors witness a change in the relationship between the patient and the care-giver or Health Maintenance Organization's providing the health services. Another fact is the use of various technologies to increase the effectiveness and quality of health services across all primary and secondary users. These technologies range from telemedicine systems, decision making tools, online and self-services applications and virtual agents; all providing information and assistance. The common thread between all these digital implementations, is they all require human machine interfaces...
June 2017: Healthcare Technology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704774/corrosion-protection-products-as-a-source-of-bisphenol-a-and-toxicity-to-the-aquatic-environment
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Etiënne L M Vermeirssen, Conrad Dietschweiler, Inge Werner, Michael Burkhardt
Steel components are typically treated with anti-corrosion coatings like epoxy or polyurethane resins to protect the integrity and functioning of steel. Such resins may contain substances, such as bisphenol A (BPA), that have caused concern in a human and environmental toxicological context. We investigated the release of toxicity from four anti-corrosion coatings used in hydraulic and civil engineering. Resins were applied onto glass plates and leachate samples produced by horizontally shaking the plates in water for 7 days...
July 3, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702080/investigation-of-poly-%C3%AE-glutamic-acid-production-via-online-determination-of-viscosity-and-oxygen-transfer-rate-in-shake-flasks
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Lena Regestein Née Meissner, Julia Arndt, Thomas G Palmen, Tim Jestel, Hitoshi Mitsunaga, Eiichiro Fukusaki, Jochen Büchs
BACKGROUND: Poly(γ-glutamic acid) (γ-PGA) is a biopolymer with many useful properties making it applicable for instance in food and skin care industries, in wastewater treatment, in biodegradable plastics or in the pharmaceutical industry. γ-PGA is usually produced microbially by different Bacillus spp. The produced γ-PGA increases the viscosity of the fermentation broth. In case of shake flask fermentations, this results in an increase of the volumetric power input. The power input in shake flasks can be determined by measuring the torque of an orbitally rotating lab shaker...
2017: Journal of Biological Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700541/merck-kgaa-f-star-shake-on-immune-oncology-bispecifics
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July 12, 2017: Nature Biotechnology
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