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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331851/rhizospheric-microorganisms-as-a-solution-for-the-recovery-of-soils-contaminated-by-petroleum-a-review
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REVIEW
Jéssica Janzen Dos Santos, Leila Teresinha Maranho
Petroleum is currently the world's main energy source, and its demand is expected to increase in coming years. Its intense exploitation can lead to an increase in the number of environmental accidents, such as spills and leaks, and an increase in the generation of environmental liabilities resulting from refining. Due to its hydrophobic characteristics and slow process of biodegradation, petroleum can remain in the environment for a long time and its toxicity can cause a negative impact on both terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, with the main negative effects related to its carcinogenic potential for both animals and humans...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331350/construction-of-pogoduet-an-inducible-bicistronic-vector-for-synthesis-of-recombinant-proteins-in-corynebacterium-glutamicum
#2
Oliver Goldbeck, Gerd M Seibold
The Gram-positive Corynebacterium glutamicum is widely known for its application in the industrial production of amino acids and as a non-pathogenic model organism for cell wall biosynthesis in the group of CMN bacteria. For biotechnological and physiological studies often co-expression of recombinant genes is required, however for C. glutamicum no vector for the independent co-expression of two genes was described. We here created the novel expression vector pOGOduet for C. glutamicum, which carries the ColE1 replicon of E...
January 10, 2018: Plasmid
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330879/biotechnological-conversion-of-spent-coffee-grounds-into-lactic-acid
#3
Helena Hudeckova, Markus Neureiter, Stanislav Obruca, Sabine Frühauf, Ivana Marova
This work investigates the potential conversion of spent coffee grounds (SCG) into lactic acid (LA). SCG were hydrolysed by a combination of dilute acid treatment and subsequent application of cellulase. The SCG hydrolysate contained a considerable amount of reducing sugars (9.02 ± 0.03 g l-1 , glucose; 26.49 ± 0.10 g l-1 galactose and 2.81 ± 0.07 g l-1 arabinose) and it was used as a substrate for cultivation of several lactic acid bacteria (LAB) and also lactic acid producing Bacillus coagulans. Among the screened microorganisms, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, CCM 1825 was identified as the most promising producer of LA on SCG hydrolysate...
January 13, 2018: Letters in Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330747/recent-advances-in-screening-for-barrett-s-esophagus
#4
REVIEW
Sarmed S Sami, Prasad G Iyer
OPINION STATEMENT: PURPOSE OF REVIEW: There is a pressing need for effective strategies to halt the increase in both the incidence and mortality of esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC). Screening for Barrett's esophagus, which is the only known precursor of EAC, remains a ripe area for research, particularly with regard to identifying the target population, screening tools, and management of screen-detected populations. This review aims to explore in depth the rationale for screening for Barrett's esophagus, recent biotechnological advances which may have the potential of making screening feasible, and also highlight the challenges which will have to be overcome in order make screening for BE a realistic prospect...
January 13, 2018: Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330648/cloning-expression-and-characterization-of-the-esterase-estut1-from-ureibacillus-thermosphaericus-which-belongs-to-a-new-lipase-family-xviii
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Yuliya V Samoylova, Ksenia N Sorokina, Margarita V Romanenko, Valentin N Parmon
A new esterase gene from thermophilic bacteria Ureibacillus thermosphaericus was cloned into the pET32b vector and expressed in Escherichia coli BL21(DE3). Alignment of the estUT1 amino acid sequence revealed the presence of a novel canonical pentapeptide (GVSLG) and 41-47% identity to the closest family of the bacterial lipases XIII. Thus the esterase estUT1 from U. thermosphaericus was assigned as a member of the novel family XVIII. It also showed a strong activity toward short-chain esters (C2-C8), with the highest activity for C2...
January 12, 2018: Extremophiles: Life Under Extreme Conditions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330186/effect-of-plasmid-design-and-type-of-integration-event-on-recombinant-protein-expression-in-pichia-pastoris
#6
Thomas Vogl, Leigh Gebbie, Robin W Palfreyman, Robert Speight
Pichia pastoris (syn. Komagataella phaffii) is one of the most common eukaryotic expression systems for heterologous protein production. Expression cassettes are typically integrated in the genome to obtain stable expression strains. In contrast to Saccharomyces cerevisiae, where short overhangs are sufficient to target highly specific integration, long overhangs are more efficient in P. pastoris and ectopic integration of foreign DNA can occur. Here, we aimed to elucidate the influence of ectopic integration by high throughput screening of >700 transformants and whole genome sequencing of 27 transformants...
January 12, 2018: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330185/the-mgte-homolog-fici-acts-as-a-secondary-ferrous-iron-importer-in-shewanella-oneidensis-strain-mr-1
#7
Brittany D Bennett, Kaitlyn E Redford, Jeffrey A Gralnick
The transport of metals into and out of cells is necessary for the maintenance of appropriate intracellular concentrations. Metals are needed for incorporation into metalloproteins but become toxic at higher concentrations. Many metal transport proteins have been discovered in bacteria, including the Mg2+ transporter-E (MgtE) family of passive Mg2+/Co2+ cation-selective channels. Low sequence identity exists between members of the MgtE family, indicating that substrate specificity may differ among MgtE transporters...
January 12, 2018: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329522/a-game-improving-the-assembly-of-pooled-functional-metagenomics-sequence-data
#8
Matteo Chiara, Antonio Placido, Ernesto Picardi, Luigi Ruggiero Ceci, David Stephen Horner, Graziano Pesole
BACKGROUND: Expression screening of environmental DNA (eDNA) libraries is a popular approach for the identification and characterization of novel microbial enzymes with promising biotechnological properties. In such "functional metagenomics" experiments, inserts, selected on the basis of activity assays, are sequenced with high throughput sequencing technologies. Assembly is followed by gene prediction, annotation and identification of candidate genes that are subsequently evaluated for biotechnological applications...
January 12, 2018: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329096/water-contamination-by-endocrine-disruptors-impacts-microbiological-aspects-and-trends-for-environmental-protection
#9
REVIEW
Caren Leite Spindola Vilela, João Paulo Bassin, Raquel Silva Peixoto
Hormone active agents constitute a dangerous class of pollutants. Among them, those agents that mimic the action of estrogens on target cells and are part of the group of endocrine-disruptor compounds (EDCs) are termed estrogenic EDCs, the main focus of this review. Exposure to these compounds causes a number of negative effects, including breast cancer, infertility and animal hermaphroditism. However, especially in underdeveloped countries, limited efforts have been made to warn people about this serious issue, explain the methods of minimizing exposure, and develop feasible and efficient mitigation strategies at different levels and in various environments...
January 9, 2018: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328446/clinical-significance-of-iroquois-homeobox-gene-irx1-in-human-glioma
#10
Pengxing Zhang, Nan Liu, Xiaoshan Xu, Zhen Wang, Yingduan Cheng, Weilin Jin, Xin Wang, Hongwei Yang, Hui Liu, Yongsheng Zhang, Yanyang Tu
The present study aimed to investigate the location, expression and clinical significance of Iroquois homeobox gene (IRX1) in human glioma. The expression of IRX1 gene in glioma cell lines (U87, U373, LN229 and T98G) and normal brain tissue was detected via reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction. The IRX1 protein in fresh glioma specimens, with the adjacent normal brain tissue, was quantified through western blotting. The archived glioma only specimens from the present hospital and glioma specimens with adjacent normal brain tissue, from Alenabio biotechnology, were subjected to immunohistochemistry and tissue microarray analysis, respectively...
January 9, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328394/application-of-multifunctional-nanomaterials-in-cancer-vaccines-review
#11
Biao Fu, Xiaomei Huang, Jiaqi Deng, Daijiao Gu, Qibing Mei, Mingming Deng, Shixiao Tang, Muhan Lü
Tumor immunotherapy has been in development for more than a century. With the rapid developments in biotechnology research in recent years, immunotherapy has become a promising oncotherapy strategy after surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Cancer vaccines are a promising new treatment strategy and the application of nanotechnology in cancer vaccines, greatly enhances their effectiveness. Such applications indicate the bright prospects of tumor immunotherapy. The multifunctional nanomaterials used in cancer vaccines and their practical application in specific cancer vaccines are hereby reviewed...
January 10, 2018: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328189/massive-ordering-and-alignment-of-cylindrical-micro-objects-by-photovoltaic-optoelectronic-tweezers
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Iris Elvira, Juan F Muñoz-Martínez, Álvaro Barroso, Cornelia Denz, José B Ramiro, Angel García-Cabañes, Fernando Agulló-López, Mercedes Carrascosa
Optical tools for manipulation and trapping of micro- and nano-objects are a fundamental issue for many applications in nano- and biotechnology. This work reports on the use of one such method, known as photovoltaic optoelectronics tweezers, to orientate and organize cylindrical microcrystals, specifically elongated zeolite L, on the surface of Fe-doped LiNbO3 crystal plates. Patterns of aligned zeolites have been achieved through the forces and torques generated by the bulk photovoltaic effect. The alignment patterns with zeolites parallel or perpendicular to the substrate surface are highly dependent on the features of light distribution and crystal configuration...
January 1, 2018: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327330/microbiome-analysis-and-omics-studies-of-microbial-denitrification-processes-in-wastewater-treatment-recent-advances
#13
REVIEW
Lili Miao, Zhipei Liu
Nitrogen pollution is an increasingly severe worldwide problem because of drainage of nitrogen-containing wastewater and intensive application of nitrogen-containing fertilizers. Denitrification, a key process in nitrogen cycles, is commonly employed for nitrogen removal in engineered wastewater treatment systems. Biological denitrification is performed by denitrifying microbes (bacteria) that use nitrate as terminal electron acceptor. Better understanding the functions of diverse microbial populations in denitrification-based wastewater treatment systems, and the interactions of these populations with operating environments, is essential for improving both treatment performance and system stability...
January 9, 2018: Science China. Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327217/cryobiotechnology-of-apple-malus-spp-development-progress-and-future-prospects
#14
REVIEW
Min-Rui Wang, Long Chen, Jaime A Teixeira da Silva, Gayle M Volk, Qiao-Chun Wang
Cryopreservation provides valuable genes for further breeding of elite cultivars, and cryotherapy improves the production of virus-free plants in Malus spp., thus assisting the sustainable development of the apple industry. Apple (Malus spp.) is one of the most economically important temperate fruit crops. Wild Malus genetic resources and existing cultivars provide valuable genes for breeding new elite cultivars and rootstocks through traditional and biotechnological breeding programs. These valuable genes include those resistant to abiotic factors such as drought and salinity, and to biotic factors such as fungi, bacteria and aphids...
January 11, 2018: Plant Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327073/azospirillum-brasilense-increases-co2-fixation-on-microalgae-scenedesmus-obliquus-chlorella-vulgaris-and-chlamydomonas-reinhardtii-cultured-on-high-co2-concentrations
#15
Francisco J Choix, Cecilia Guadalupe López-Cisneros, Hugo Oscar Méndez-Acosta
Mutualism interactions of microalgae with other microorganisms are widely used in several biotechnological processes since symbiotic interaction improves biotechnological capabilities of the microorganisms involved. The interaction of the bacterium Azospirillum brasilense was assessed with three microalgae genus, Scenedesmus, Chlorella, and Chlamydomonas, during CO2 fixation under high CO2 concentrations. The results in this study have demonstrated that A. brasilense maintained a mutualistic interaction with the three microalgae assessed, supported by the metabolic exchange of indole-3-acetic acid (IAA) and tryptophan (Trp), respectively...
January 11, 2018: Microbial Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326478/publisher-correction-transcriptome-dynamics-revealed-by-a-gene-expression-atlas-of-the-early-arabidopsis-embryo
#16
Joakim Palovaara, Shunsuke Saiga, Jos R Wendrich, Nicole van 't Wout Hofland, J Paul van Schayck, Friederike Hater, Sumanth Mutte, Jouke Sjollema, Mark Boekschoten, Guido J Hooiveld, Dolf Weijers
In the version of this Resource originally published, the author information was incorrect. Jos R. Wendrich should have had a present address: Department of Plant Biotechnology and Bioinformatics and VIB Center for Plant Systems Biology, Ghent University, Technologiepark 927, 9052 Ghent, Belgium. Mark Boekschoten and Guido J. Hooiveld should have been affiliated to the Nutrition, Metabolism and Genomics Group, Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University, 6708 WE Wageningen, The Netherlands. In addition, the version of Supplementary Table 5 originally published with this Resource was not the intended final version and included inaccurate citations to the display items of the Resource, and the file format and extension did not match...
January 11, 2018: Nature Plants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325040/phenotypic-evaluation-and-characterization-of-twenty-one-industrial-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-yeast-strains
#17
In Iok Kong, Timothy Lee Turner, Heejin Kim, Soo Rin Kim, Yong-Su Jin
Microorganisms have been studied and used extensively to produce value-added fuels and chemicals. Yeast, specifically Saccharomyces cerevisiae, receive industrial attention because of their well-known ability to ferment glucose and produce ethanol. Thousands of natural or genetically-modified S. cerevisiae have been found in industrial environments for various purposes. These industrial strains are isolated from industrial fermentation sites and they are considered as potential host strains for superior fermentation processes...
January 9, 2018: FEMS Yeast Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324287/expression-of-heterologous-transporters-in-saccharomyces-kudriavzevii-a-strategy-for-improving-yeast-salt-tolerance-and-fermentation-performance
#18
Hana Dibalova-Culakova, Javier Alonso-Del-Real, Amparo Querol, Hana Sychrova
S. kudriavzevii has potential for fermentations and other biotechnological applications, but is sensitive to many types of stress. We tried to increase its tolerance and performance via the expression of various transporters from different yeast species. Whereas the overexpression of Z. rouxii fructose uptake systems (ZrFfz1 and ZrFsy1) or a glycerol importer (ZrStl1) did not improve the ability of S. kudriavzevii to consume fructose and survive osmotic stress, the expression of alkali-metal-cation exporters (ScEna1, ScNha1, YlNha2) improved S...
January 5, 2018: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323202/genome-based-classification-of-micromonosporae-with-a-focus-on-their-biotechnological-and-ecological-potential
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Lorena Carro, Imen Nouioui, Vartul Sangal, Jan P Meier-Kolthoff, Martha E Trujillo, Maria Del Carmen Montero-Calasanz, Nevzat Sahin, Darren Lee Smith, Kristi E Kim, Paul Peluso, Shweta Deshpande, Tanja Woyke, Nicole Shapiro, Nikos C Kyrpides, Hans-Peter Klenk, Markus Göker, Michael Goodfellow
There is a need to clarify relationships within the actinobacterial genus Micromonospora, the type genus of the family Micromonosporaceae, given its biotechnological and ecological importance. Here, draft genomes of 40 Micromonospora type strains and two non-type strains are made available through the Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea project and used to generate a phylogenomic tree which showed they could be assigned to well supported phyletic lines that were not evident in corresponding trees based on single and concatenated sequences of conserved genes...
January 11, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322840/biochemical-characterisation-of-a-kunitz-type-inhibitor-from-tamarindus-indica-l-seeds-and-its-efficacy-in-reducing-plasma-leptin-in-an-experimental-model-of-obesity
#20
Amanda Fernandes de Medeiros, Izael de Sousa Costa, Fabiana Maria Coimbra de Carvalho, Sumika Kiyota, Beatriz Blenda Pinheiro de Souza, Daniel Nogoceke Sifuentes, Raphael Paschoal Serquiz, Bruna Leal Lima Maciel, Adriana Ferreira Uchôa, Elizeu Antunes Dos Santos, Ana Heloneida de Araújo Morais
A trypsin inhibitor isolated from tamarind seed (TTI) has satietogenic effects in animals, increasing the cholecystokinin (CCK) in eutrophy and reducing leptin in obesity. We purified TTI (pTTI), characterised, and observed its effect upon CCK and leptin in obese Wistar rats. By HPLC, and after amplification of resolution, two protein fractions were observed: Fr1 and Fr2, with average mass of [M + 14H]+ = 19,594,690 Da and [M + 13H]+ = 19,578,266 Da, respectively. The protein fractions showed 54 and 53 amino acid residues with the same sequence...
December 2018: Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry
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