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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097641/natural-products-diversity-of-marine-ascidians-tunicates-ascidiacea-and-successful-drugs-in-clinical-development
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REVIEW
Satheesh Kumar Palanisamy, N M Rajendran, Angela Marino
This present study reviewed the chemical diversity of marine ascidians and their pharmacological applications, challenges and recent developments in marine drug discovery reported during 1994-2014, highlighting the structural activity of compounds produced by these specimens. Till date only 5% of living ascidian species were studied from <3000 species, this study represented from family didemnidae (32%), polyclinidae (22%), styelidae and polycitoridae (11-12%) exhibiting the highest number of promising MNPs...
January 17, 2017: Natural Products and Bioprospecting
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095778/the-pangenome-of-antarctic-pseudoalteromonas-bacteria-evolutionary-and-functional-insights
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Emanuele Bosi, Marco Fondi, Valerio Orlandini, Elena Perrin, Isabel Maida, Donatella de Pascale, Maria Luisa Tutino, Ermenegilda Parrilli, Angelina Lo Giudice, Alain Filloux, Renato Fani
BACKGROUND: Pseudoalteromonas is a genus of ubiquitous marine bacteria used as model organisms to study the biological mechanisms involved in the adaptation to cold conditions. A remarkable feature shared by these bacteria is their ability to produce secondary metabolites with a strong antimicrobial and antitumor activity. Despite their biotechnological relevance, representatives of this genus are still lacking (with few exceptions) an extensive genomic characterization, including features involved in the evolution of secondary metabolites production...
January 17, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088165/genomic-characterization-of-ensifer-aridi-a-proposed-new-species-of-nitrogen-fixing-rhizobium-recovered-from-asian-african-and-american-deserts
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Antoine Le Quéré, Nisha Tak, Hukam Singh Gehlot, Celine Lavire, Thibault Meyer, David Chapulliot, Sonam Rathi, Ilham Sakrouhi, Guadalupe Rocha, Marine Rohmer, Dany Severac, Abdelkarim Filali-Maltouf, Jose-Antonio Munive
BACKGROUND: Nitrogen fixing bacteria isolated from hot arid areas in Asia, Africa and America but from diverse leguminous plants have been recently identified as belonging to a possible new species of Ensifer (Sinorhizobium). In this study, 6 strains belonging to this new clade were compared with Ensifer species at the genome-wide level. Their capacities to utilize various carbon sources and to establish a symbiotic interaction with several leguminous plants were examined. RESULTS: Draft genomes of selected strains isolated from Morocco (Merzouga desert), Mexico (Baja California) as well as from India (Thar desert) were produced...
January 14, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053872/genetic-identification-of-marine-eels-through-dna-barcoding-from-parangipettai-coastal-waters
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Samuel Peninal, Janakiraman Subramanian, Alaganatham Elavarasi, Murugaiyan Kalaiselvam
Anguilliformes, also known as "true eels", are an ecologically diverse group of predominantly marine origin whose members were easily recognized by their extremely elongated bodies with reduced cross-sectional areas and universal lack of pelvic fins. The Marine Eels were collected from landing centres of Parangipettai coastal waters and identified based on their morphometric and meristic characters. The newly recorded species were used for the barcoding analysis. Information on molecular taxonomy of marine eels was very meagre and hence, the present study was aimed to study the barcoding of marine eels which were present along the southeast coast of India...
March 2017: Genomics Data
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008548/culturable-bacterial-communities-associated-to-brazilian-oscarella-species-porifera-homoscleromorpha-and-their-antagonistic-interactions
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Marinella Silva Laport, Mathieu Bauwens, Suzanne de Oliveira Nunes, Philippe Willenz, Isabelle George, Guilherme Muricy
Sponges offer an excellent model to investigate invertebrate-microorganism interactions. Furthermore, bacteria associated with marine sponges represent a rich source of bioactive metabolites. The aim of this study was to characterize the bacteria inhabiting a genus of sponges, Oscarella, and their potentiality for antimicrobial production. Bacterial isolates were recovered from different Oscarella specimens, among which 337 were phylogenetically identified. The culturable community was dominated by Proteobacteria and Firmicutes, and Vibrio was the most frequently isolated genus, followed by Shewanella...
December 22, 2016: Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930742/analysis-of-domain-architecture-and-phylogenetics-of-family-2-glycoside-hydrolases-gh2
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David Talens-Perales, Anna Górska, Daniel H Huson, Julio Polaina, Julia Marín-Navarro
In this work we report a detailed analysis of the topology and phylogenetics of family 2 glycoside hydrolases (GH2). We distinguish five topologies or domain architectures based on the presence and distribution of protein domains defined in Pfam and Interpro databases. All of them share a central TIM barrel (catalytic module) with two β-sandwich domains (non-catalytic) at the N-terminal end, but differ in the occurrence and nature of additional non-catalytic modules at the C-terminal region. Phylogenetic analysis was based on the sequence of the Pfam Glyco_hydro_2_C catalytic module present in most GH2 proteins...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916552/plenty-is-no-plague-streptomyces-symbiosis-with-crops
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REVIEW
Thomas Rey, Bernard Dumas
Streptomyces spp. constitute a major clade of the phylum Actinobacteria. These Gram-positive, filamentous prokaryotes are ubiquitous in soils and marine sediments, and are commonly found in the rhizosphere or inside plant roots. Plant-interacting Streptomyces have received limited attention, in contrast to Streptomyces spp. extensively investigated for decades in medicine given their rich potential for secondary metabolite biosynthesis. Recent genomic, metabolomic, and biotechnological advances have produced key insights into Streptomyces spp...
January 2017: Trends in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881980/comparative-genomics-of-dna-recombination-and-repair-in-cyanobacteria-biotechnological-implications
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REVIEW
Corinne Cassier-Chauvat, Théo Veaudor, Franck Chauvat
Cyanobacteria are fascinating photosynthetic prokaryotes that are regarded as the ancestors of the plant chloroplast; the purveyors of oxygen and biomass for the food chain; and promising cell factories for an environmentally friendly production of chemicals. In colonizing most waters and soils of our planet, cyanobacteria are inevitably challenged by environmental stresses that generate DNA damages. Furthermore, many strains engineered for biotechnological purposes can use DNA recombination to stop synthesizing the biotechnological product...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878745/characterization-of-a-marine-microbial-community-used-for-enhanced-sulfate-reduction-and-copper-precipitation-in-a-two-step-process
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Octavio García-Depraect, Claudia Guerrero-Barajas, Janet Jan-Roblero, Alberto Ordaz
Marine microorganisms that are obtained from hydrothermal vent sediments present a great metabolic potential for applications in environmental biotechnology. However, the work done regarding their applications in engineered systems is still scarce. Hence, in this work, the sulfate reduction process carried out by a marine microbial community in an upflow anaerobic sludge blanket (UASB) reactor was investigated for 190 days under sequential batch mode. The effects of 1000 to 5500 mg L(-1) of SO4(-2) and the chemical oxygen demand (COD)/SO4(-2) ratio were studied along with a kinetic characterization with lactate as the electron donor...
November 23, 2016: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869696/pilot-scale-production-and-thermostability-improvement-of-the-m23-protease-pseudoalterin-from-the-deep-sea-bacterium-pseudoalteromonas-sp-cf6-2
#10
Jie Yang, Yang Yu, Bai-Lu Tang, Shuai Zhong, Mei Shi, Bin-Bin Xie, Xi-Ying Zhang, Bai-Cheng Zhou, Yu-Zhong Zhang, Xiu-Lan Chen
Pseudoalterin is the most abundant protease secreted by the marine sedimental bacterium Pseudoalteromonas sp. CF6-2 and is a novel cold-adapted metalloprotease of the M23 family. Proteases of the M23 family have high activity towards peptidoglycan and elastin, suggesting their promising biomedical and biotechnological potentials. To lower the fermentive cost and improve the pseudoalterin production of CF6-2, we optimized the fermentation medium by using single factor experiments, added 0.5% sucrose as a carbon source, and lowered the usage of artery powder from 1...
November 17, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824282/marine-sponge-associated-bacteria-as-a-potential-source-for-polyhydroxyalkanoates
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Ganesan Sathiyanarayanan, Ganesan Saibaba, George Seghal Kiran, Yung-Hun Yang, Joseph Selvin
Marine sponges are filter feeding porous animals and usually harbor a remarkable array of microorganisms in their mesohyl tissues as transient and resident endosymbionts. The marine sponge-microbial interactions are highly complex and, in some cases, the relationships are thought to be truly symbiotic or mutualistic rather than temporary associations resulting from sponge filter-feeding activity. The marine sponge-associated bacteria are fascinating source for various biomolecules that are of potential interest to several biotechnological industries...
November 8, 2016: Critical Reviews in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822708/quorum-sensing-and-quorum-quenching-in-the-phycosphere-of-phytoplankton-a-case-of-chemical-interactions-in-ecology
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REVIEW
Jean Luc Rolland, Didier Stien, Sophie Sanchez-Ferandin, Raphaël Lami
The interactions between bacteria and phytoplankton regulate many important biogeochemical reactions in the marine environment, including those in the global carbon, nitrogen, and sulfur cycles. At the microscopic level, it is now well established that important consortia of bacteria colonize the phycosphere, the immediate environment of phytoplankton cells. In this microscale environment, abundant bacterial cells are organized in a structured biofilm, and exchange information through the diffusion of small molecules called semiochemicals...
December 2016: Journal of Chemical Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27782372/theoretical-calculations-on-the-feasibility-of-microalgal-biofuels-utilization-of-marine-resources-could-help-realizing-the-potential-of-microalgae
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Hanwool Park, Choul-Gyun Lee
Microalgae have long been considered as one of most promising feedstocks with better characteristics for biofuels production over conventional energy crops. There have been a wide range of estimations on the feasibility of microalgal biofuels based on various productivity assumptions and data from different scales. The theoretical maximum algal biofuel productivity, however, can be calculated by the amount of solar irradiance and photosynthetic efficiency (PE), assuming other conditions are within the optimal range...
November 2016: Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770862/marine-microbes-as-a-potential-source-of-cellulolytic-enzymes
#14
N Trivedi, C R K Reddy, A M Lali
Marine environment hosts the wide range of habitats with remarkably high and diverse microbial populations. The ability of marine microorganisms to survive in extreme temperature, salinity, and pressure depends on the function of multivarious enzyme systems that in turn provide vast potential for biotechnological exploration studies. Therefore, the enzymes from marine microorganism represent novel bio catalytic potential with stable and reliable properties. Microbial cellulases constitute a major group of industrial enzymes that find applications in various industries...
2016: Advances in Food and Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768719/rlj-rgd3-a-novel-recombinant-toxin-protein-from-lampetra-japonica-protects-against-cerebral-reperfusion-injury-following-middle-cerebral-artery-occlusion-involving-the-integrin-pi3k-akt-pathway-in-rats
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Qian Lu, Jihong Wang, Junshu Jiang, Shengnan Wang, Qilan Jia, Yue Wang, Weiping Li, Qin Zhou, Li Lv, Qingwei Li
BACKGROUND: The RGD-toxin protein Lj-RGD3 is a naturally occurring 118 amino acid peptide that can be obtained from the salivary gland of the Lampetra japonica fish. This unique peptide contains 3 RGD (Arg-Gly-Asp) motifs in its primary structure. Lj-RGD3 is available in recombinant form (rLj-RGD3) and can be produced in large quantities using DNA recombination techniques. The pharmacology of the three RGD motif-containing peptides has not been studied. This study investigated the protective effects of rLj-RGD3, a novel polypeptide, against ischemia/reperfusion-induced damage to the brain caused by middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) in a rat stroke model...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27718421/dna-damage-protecting-and-free-radical-scavenging-properties-of-mycosporine-2-glycine-from-the-dead-sea-cyanobacterium-in-a375-human-melanoma-cell-lines
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Vipaporn Cheewinthamrongrod, Hakuto Kageyama, Tanapat Palaga, Teruhiro Takabe, Rungaroon Waditee-Sirisattha
Mycosporine-like amino acids (MAAs) are a group of natural sunscreen compounds that possess highly photoprotective properties. The most commonly found MAAs in marine organisms is shinorine, porphyra-334, and mycosporine-glycine. However, the halophilic species accumulate mycosporine-2-glycine (M2G) as the major MAA. In this study, we have investigated the protective effect of M2G against oxidative stress. In vitro radical scavenging activity revealed that M2G exhibited a significant inhibition with scavenging concentration (SC) 50 value of 22±1...
November 2016: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27644133/bioprospecting-from-cultivable-bacterial-communities-of-marine-sediment-and-invertebrates-from-the-underexplored-ubatuba-region-of-brazil
#17
Marcelo M P Tangerina, Hebelin Correa, Brad Haltli, Wagner Vilegas, Russell G Kerr
Shrimp fisheries along the Brazilian coast have significant environmental impact due to high by-catch rates (21 kg per kilogram of shrimp). Typically discarded, by-catch contains many invertebrates that may host a great variety of bacterial genera, some of which may produce bioactive natural products with biotechnological applications. Therefore, to utilize by-catch that is usually discarded we explored the biotechnological potential of culturable bacteria of two abundant by-catch invertebrate species, the snail Olivancillaria urceus and the sea star Luidia senegalensis...
September 19, 2016: Archives of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27624095/o-heterocyclic-derivatives-with-antibacterial-properties-from-marine-bacterium-bacillus-subtilis-associated-with-seaweed-sargassum-myriocystum
#18
Kajal Chakraborty, Bini Thilakan, Rekha Devi Chakraborty, Vamshi Krishna Raola, Minju Joy
The brown seaweed, Sargassum myriocystum associated with heterotrophic bacterium, Bacillus subtilis MTCC 10407 (JF834075) exhibited broad-spectra of potent antibacterial activities against pathogenic bacteria Aeromonas hydrophila, Vibrio vulnificus, and Vibrio parahaemolyticus. B. subtilis MTCC 10407 was found to be positive for polyketide synthetase (pks) gene, and therefore, was considered to characterize secondary metabolites bearing polyketide backbone. Using bioassay-guided fractionation, two new antibacterial O-heterocyclic compounds belonging to pyranyl benzoate analogs of polyketide origin, with activity against pathogenic bacteria, have been isolated from the ethyl acetate extract of B...
January 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27621725/diversity-biogeography-and-biodegradation-potential-of-actinobacteria-in-the-deep-sea-sediments-along-the-southwest-indian-ridge
#19
Ping Chen, Limin Zhang, Xiaoxuan Guo, Xin Dai, Li Liu, Lijun Xi, Jian Wang, Lei Song, Yuezhu Wang, Yaxin Zhu, Li Huang, Ying Huang
The phylum Actinobacteria has been reported to be common or even abundant in deep marine sediments, however, knowledge about the diversity, distribution, and function of actinobacteria is limited. In this study, actinobacterial diversity in the deep sea along the Southwest Indian Ridge (SWIR) was investigated using both 16S rRNA gene pyrosequencing and culture-based methods. The samples were collected at depths of 1662-4000 m below water surface. Actinobacterial sequences represented 1.2-9.1% of all microbial 16S rRNA gene amplicon sequences in each sample...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27614749/pharmacological-potential-of-phylogenetically-diverse-actinobacteria-isolated-from-deep-sea-coral-ecosystems-of-the-submarine-avil%C3%A3-s-canyon-in-the-cantabrian-sea
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Aida Sarmiento-Vizcaíno, Verónica González, Alfredo F Braña, Juan J Palacios, Luis Otero, Jonathan Fernández, Axayacatl Molina, Andreas Kulik, Fernando Vázquez, José L Acuña, Luis A García, Gloria Blanco
Marine Actinobacteria are emerging as an unexplored source for natural product discovery. Eighty-seven deep-sea coral reef invertebrates were collected during an oceanographic expedition at the submarine Avilés Canyon (Asturias, Spain) in a range of 1500 to 4700 m depth. From these, 18 cultivable bioactive Actinobacteria were isolated, mainly from corals, phylum Cnidaria, and some specimens of phyla Echinodermata, Porifera, Annelida, Arthropoda, Mollusca and Sipuncula. As determined by 16S rRNA sequencing and phylogenetic analyses, all isolates belong to the phylum Actinobacteria, mainly to the Streptomyces genus and also to Micromonospora, Pseudonocardia and Myceligenerans...
September 10, 2016: Microbial Ecology
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