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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642761/overexpression-of-bdmate-gene-improves-aluminum-tolerance-in-setaria-viridis
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Ana P Ribeiro, Wagner R de Souza, Polyana K Martins, Felipe Vinecky, Karoline E Duarte, Marcos F Basso, Bárbara A D B da Cunha, Raquel B Campanha, Patrícia A de Oliveira, Danilo C Centeno, Geraldo M A Cançado, Jurandir V de Magalhães, Carlos A F de Sousa, Alan C Andrade, Adilson K Kobayashi, Hugo B C Molinari
Acidic soils are distributed worldwide, predominantly in tropical and subtropical areas, reaching around 50% of the arable soil. This type of soil strongly reduces crop production, mainly because of the presence of aluminum, which has its solubility increased at low pH levels. A well-known physiological mechanism used by plants to cope with Al stress involves activation of membrane transporters responsible for organic acid anions secretion from the root apex to the rhizosphere, which chelate Al, preventing its absorption by roots...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639705/cloning-and-characterization-of-iron-superoxide-dismutase-in-antarctic-yeast-strain-rhodotorula-mucilaginosa-an5
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Guangfeng Kan, Hua Wen, Xiaofei Wang, Ting Zhou, Cuijuan Shi
A novel superoxide dismutase gene from Antarctic yeast Rhodotorula mucilaginosa AN5 was cloned, sequenced, and then expressed in Escherichia coli. The R. mucilaginosa AN5 SOD (RmFeSOD) gene was 639 bp open reading frame in length, which encoded a protein of 212 amino acids with a deduced molecular mass of 23.5 kDa and a pI of 7.89. RmFeSOD was identified as iron SOD type with a natural status of homodimer. The recombinant RmFeSOD showed good pH stability in the pH 1.0-9.0 after 1 h incubation. Meanwhile, it was found to behave relatively high thermostability, and maintained more than 80% activity at 50 °C for 1 h...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Basic Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634812/semi-industrial-scale-production-of-a-new-yeast-with-probiotic-traits-cryptococcus-sp-ymhs-isolated-from-the-red-sea
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Ashraf F El-Baz, Hesham A El-Enshasy, Yousseria M Shetaia, Hoda Mahrous, Nor Zalina Othman, Ahmed E Yousef
A new yeast strain with promising probiotic traits was isolated from the Red Sea water samples. The isolate (YMHS) was subjected to genetic characterization and identified as Cryptococcus sp. Nucleotide sequence analysis of the rRNA gene internal transcribed spacer regions showed 95% sequence similarity between the isolate and Cryptococcus albidus. Cryptococcus sp. YMHS exhibited desirable characteristics of probiotic microorganisms; it has tolerance to low pH in simulated gastric juice, resistance to bile salts, hydrophobic characteristics, broad antimicrobial activity, and in vitro ability to degrade cholesterol...
June 20, 2017: Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632754/permissive-hypercapnia-for-severe-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-in-immunocompromised-children-a-single-center-experience
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Hans Fuchs, Nicola Rossmann, Manuel B Schmid, Manfred Hoenig, Ulrich Thome, Benjamin Mayer, Daniel Klotz, Helmut D Hummler
BACKGROUND: Controlled hypoventilation while accepting hypercapnia has been advocated to reduce ventilator-induced lung injury. The aim of the study was to analyze outcomes of a cohort of immunocompromised children with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) ventilated with a strategy of stepwise increasing PCO2 targets up to 140 mm Hg. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of outcomes of a cohort of children with oncologic disease or after stem cell transplantation and severe respiratory failure in comparison with a historical control cohort...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627452/engineering-of-unconventional-yeast-yarrowia-lipolytica-for-efficient-succinic-acid-production-from-glycerol-at-low-ph
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Zhiyong Cui, Cuijuan Gao, Jiaojiao Li, Jin Hou, Carol Sze Ki Lin, Qingsheng Qi
Yarrowia lipolytica is considered as a potential candidate for succinic acid production because of its innate ability to accumulate citric acid cycle intermediates and its tolerance to acidic pH. Previously, a succinate-production strain was obtained through the deletion of succinate dehydrogenase subunit encoding gene Ylsdh5. However, the accumulation of by-product acetate limited further improvement of succinate production. Meanwhile, additional pH adjustment procedure increased the downstream cost in industrial application...
June 13, 2017: Metabolic Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625864/a-systematic-study-of-the-effect-of-low-ph-acid-treatment-on-anti-drug-antibodies-specific-for-a-domain-antibody-therapeutic-impact-on-drug-tolerance-assay-sensitivity-and-post-validation-method-assessment-of-ada-in-clinical-serum-samples
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Uma Kavita, Jia Duo, Sean Crawford, Rong Liu, Joan Valcin, Carol Gleason, Huijin Dong, Snaehal Gadkari, Robert W Dodge, Renuka Pillutla, Binodh S DeSilva
We developed a homogeneous bridging anti-drug antibody (ADA) assay on an electro chemiluminescent immunoassay (ECLIA) platform to support the immunogenicity evaluation of a dimeric domain antibody (dAb) therapeutic in clinical studies. During method development we evaluated the impact of different types of acid at various pH levels on polyclonal and monoclonal ADA controls of differing affinities and on/off rates. The data shows for the first time that acids of different pH can have a differential effect on ADA of various affinities and this in turn impacts assay sensitivity and drug tolerance as defined by these surrogate controls...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Immunological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623832/a-review-on-in-situ-phytoremediation-of-mine-tailings
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Li Wang, Bin Ji, Yuehua Hu, Runqing Liu, Wei Sun
Mine tailings are detrimental to natural plant growth due to their physicochemical characteristics, such as high pH, high salinity, low water retention capacity, high heavy metal concentrations, and deficiencies in soil organic matter and fertility. Thus, the remediation of mine tailings has become a key issue in environmental science and engineering. Phytoremediation, an in situ cost-effective technology, is emerging as the most promising remediation method for mine tailings by introducing tolerant plant species...
June 7, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621711/indigenous-probiotic-lactobacillus-isolates-presenting-antibiotic-like-activity-against-human-pathogenic-bacteria
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Debashis Halder, Manisha Mandal, Shiv Sekhar Chatterjee, Nishith Kumar Pal, Shyamapada Mandal
BACKGROUND: Indigenous lactic acid bacteria are well known probiotics having antibacterial activity against potentially pathogenic bacteria. This study aims to characterize the curd lactobacilli for their probiotic potentiality and antagonistic activity against clinical bacteria. METHODS: Four curd samples were processed microbiologically for the isolation of lactic acid bacteria (LAB). The LAB strains obtained were identified by conventional methods: cultural aspect, gram-staining, biochemical and sugar fermentation tests...
June 16, 2017: Biomedicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614601/genome-wide-transcriptional-reprogramming-in-the-seagrass-cymodocea-nodosa-under-experimental-ocean-acidification
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Miriam Ruocco, Francesco Musacchia, Irene Olivé, Monya M Costa, Isabel Barrote, Rui Santos, Remo Sanges, Gabriele Procaccini, João Silva
Here we report the first use of massive scale RNA-Sequencing to explore seagrass response to CO2 -driven ocean acidification (OA). Large-scale gene expression changes in the seagrass Cymodocea nodosa occurred at CO2 levels projected by the end of the century. C. nodosa transcriptome was obtained using Illumina RNA-Seq technology and de novo assembly, and differential gene expression was explored in plants exposed to short-term high CO2 / low pH conditions. At high pCO2 , there was a significant increased expression of transcripts associated to photosynthesis, including light reaction functions and CO2 fixation, and also to respiratory pathways, specifically for enzymes involved in glycolysis, in the tricarboxylic acid cycle and in the energy metabolism of the mitochondrial electron transport...
June 14, 2017: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607421/modification-of-different-pulps-by-homologous-overexpression-alkali-tolerant-endoglucanase-in-bacillus-subtilis-y106
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Meimei Wang, Jian Du, Daolei Zhang, Xuezhi Li, Jian Zhao
Cellulase (mainly endoglucanase, EG) has been used in pulp modification for improving paper quality through environmentally friendly process. But low activity in alkaline pH and high filter paper activity (FPA) were still obstacles for extending the cellulase application in papermaking industry. In the study, an alkali-tolerant EG gene of Bacillus subtilis Y106 was homologous over-expressed for obtaining suitable enzyme used in pulp modification. The engineering strain could produce the crude enzyme with more alkali-tolerant EG and little PFA...
June 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605732/progress-in-bacillus-subtilis-spore-surface-display-technology-towards-environment-vaccine-development-and-biocatalysis
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Huayou Chen, Jawad Ullah, Jinru Jia
Spore surface display is the most desirable with enhanced effects, low cost, less time consuming and the most promising technology for environmental, medical, and industrial development. Spores have various applications in industry due to their ability to survive in harsh industrial processes including heat resistance, alkaline tolerance, chemical tolerance, easy recovery, and reusability. Yeast and bacteria, including gram-positive and -negative, are the most frequently used organisms for the display of various proteins (eukaryotic and prokaryotic), but unlike spores, they can rupture easily due to nutritive properties, susceptibility to heat, pH, and chemicals...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605571/synthesis-dna-cleavage-activity-cytotoxicity-acetylcholinesterase-inhibition-and-acute-murine-toxicity-of-redox-active-ruthenium-ii-polypyridyl-complexes
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Nagham Alatrash, Eugenia S Narh, Abhishek Yadav, Mahn-Jong Kim, Thamara Janaratne, James Gabriel, Frederick M MacDonnell
Four mononuclear [(L-L)2 Ru(tatpp)](2+) and two dinuclear [(L-L)2 Ru(tatpp)Ru(L-L)2 ](4+) ruthenium(II) polypyridyl complexes (RPCs) containing the 9,11,20,22-tetraazatetrapyrido[3,2-a:2',3'-c:3'',2''-l:2''',3'''-n]pentacene (tatpp) ligand were synthesized, in which L-L is a chelating diamine ligand such as 2,2'-bipyridine (bpy), 1,10-phenanthroline (phen), 3,4,7,8-tetramethyl-1,10-phenanthroline (Me4 phen) or 4,7-diphenyl-1,10-phenanthroline (Ph2 phen). These Ru-tatpp analogues all undergo reduction reactions with modest reducing agents, such as glutathione (GSH), at pH 7...
June 12, 2017: ChemMedChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600794/citric-acid-enhanced-the-antioxidant-defense-system-and-chromium-uptake-by-lemna-minor-l-grown-in-hydroponics-under-cr-stress
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Rasham Sallah-Ud-Din, Mujahid Farid, Rashid Saeed, Shafaqat Ali, Muhammad Rizwan, Hafiz Muhammad Tauqeer, Syed Asad Hussain Bukhari
Phytoextraction is a cost-effective and eco-friendly technique for the removal of pollutants, mainly heavy metal(loids) especially from polluted water and metal-contaminated soils. The phytoextraction of heavy metals is, in general, limited due to the low availability of heavy metals in the growth medium. Organic chelators can help to improve the phytoextraction by increasing metal mobility and solubility in the growth medium. The present research was carried out to examine the possibility of citric acid (CA) in improving chromium (Cr) phytoextraction by Lemna minor (duckweed)...
June 9, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597045/biocontrol-activity-of-a-cold-adapted-yeast-from-tibet-against-gray-mold-in-cherry-tomato-and-its-action-mechanism
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Hao Hu, Michael E Wisniewski, Ahmed Abdelfattah, Xiaodong Zheng
Cold-adapted biocontrol yeast was selected from four yeast isolates from Tibet against gray mold of cherry tomato in cold storage. The strain numbered LB2 showed the best biocontrol activity and identified as Cryptococcus laurentii. Competition for nutrient, space, and induced fruit resistance was also its antagonistic mechanism. Compared with C. laurentii from sea-level place, the reason why LB2 had a better biocontrol activity was studied. More trehalose and proline in cell of LB2 made it exhibit a better cellular activity at low temperature, such as higher population dynamics in the wounds of cherry tomato and more biocontrol-related enzyme secretion, chitinase and β-glucanase...
July 2017: Extremophiles: Life Under Extreme Conditions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587624/genome-analysis-of-the-thermoacidophilic-archaeon-acidianus-copahuensis-focusing-on-the-metabolisms-associated-to-biomining-activities
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María Sofía Urbieta, Nicolás Rascovan, Martín P Vázquez, Edgardo Donati
BACKGROUND: Several archaeal species from the order Sulfolobales are interesting from the biotechnological point of view due to their biomining capacities. Within this group, the genus Acidianus contains four biomining species (from ten known Acidianus species), but none of these have their genome sequenced. To get insights into the genetic potential and metabolic pathways involved in the biomining activity of this group, we sequenced the genome of Acidianus copahuensis ALE1 strain, a novel thermoacidophilic crenarchaeon (optimum growth: 75 °C, pH 3) isolated from the volcanic geothermal area of Copahue at Neuquén province in Argentina...
June 6, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575696/regiospecific-radiolabelling-of-nanofitin-on-ni-magnetic-beads-with-18-f-fbem-and-in-vivo-pet-studies
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Sylvestre Dammicco, Marine Goux, Christian Lemaire, Guillaume Becker, Mohamed Ali Bahri, Alain Plenevaux, Mathieu Cinier, André Luxen
INTRODUCTION: Nanofitins are low molecular weight, single chain and cysteine-free protein scaffolds able to selectively bind a defined biological target. They derive from Sac7d bacterial protein family and are highly stable over a wide range of pH (0-13) and temperature (Tm ~80°C). Their extreme stability, low cost of production and high tolerability for chemical coupling make Nanofitins a very interesting alternative to antibodies and their fragments. Here, a hexahistidine tagged model Nanofitin (H4) directed against hen egg white lysozyme was radiolabelled and injected in mice to provide a baseline biodistribution and pharmacokinetic profiles to support future Nanofitin development programs...
April 27, 2017: Nuclear Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572941/effect-of-psyllium-and-gum-arabic-biopolymers-on-the-survival-rate-and-storage-stability-in-yogurt-of-enterococcus%C3%A2-duransiw3-encapsulated-in-alginate
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Yousef Nami, Babak Haghshenas, Ahmad Yari Khosroushahi
Different herbal biopolymers were used to encapsulate Enterococcus durans IW3 to enhance its storage stability in yogurt and subsequently its endurance in gastrointestinal condition. Nine formulations of encapsulation were performed using alginate (ALG), ALG-psyllium (PSY), and ALG-gum Arabic (GA) blends. The encapsulation efficiency of all formulations, tolerance of encapsulated E. durans IW3 against low pH/high bile salt concentration, storage lifetime, and release profile of cells in natural condition of yogurt were evaluated...
May 2017: Food Science & Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562755/evaluating-respiratory-musculature-quality-of-life-anxiety-and-depression-among-patients-with-indeterminate-chronic-chagas-disease-and-symptoms-of-pulmonary-hypertension
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Alícia Cristina Suman, Érika Alessandra Pellison Nunes da Costa, Silméia Garcia Zanati Bazan, João Carlos Hueb, Fabio Cardoso de Carvalho, Luis Cuadrado Martin, Hugo Hyung Bok Yoo
INTRODUCTION: Chagas disease (CD) is progressive and incapacitating, especially when cardiopulmonary function is affected. For example, respiratory muscle weakness can cause dyspnea upon exertion and fatigue, which may be exacerbated when it is associated with pulmonary hypertension (PH). The present study aimed to evaluate respiratory musculature, quality of life, anxiety, and depression among patients with indeterminate chronic CD and symptoms of PH. METHODS: All individuals completed a clinical evaluation, spirometry, a 6-min walking test, respiratory musculature testing using maximum inspiratory pressure (PImax) and maximum expiratory pressure (PEmax), the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, and the SF-36 questionnaire...
March 2017: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552417/quantification-isolation-and-characterization-of-bifidobacterium-from-the-vaginal-microbiomes-of-reproductive-aged-women
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Aline C Freitas, Janet E Hill
The vaginal microbiome plays an important role in women's reproductive health. Imbalances in this microbiota, such as the poorly defined condition of bacterial vaginosis, are associated with increased susceptibility to sexually transmitted infections and negative reproductive outcomes. Currently, a "healthy" vaginal microbiota in reproductive aged women is understood to be dominated by Lactobacillus, although "atypical" microbiomes, such as Bifidobacterium-dominated profiles, have been described. Despite these observations, vaginal bifidobacteria remain relatively poorly characterized, and questions remain regarding their actual abundance in the microbiome...
May 25, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551266/characterization-of-extracellular-vitamin-b12-producing-lactobacillus-plantarum-strains-and-assessment-of-the-probiotic-potentials
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Ping Li, Qing Gu, Lanlan Yang, Yue Yu, Yuejiao Wang
We investigated extracellular vitamin B12-producing Lactobacillus strains and their characteristics in tolerance to environmental stresses, gastric acid and bile salts. Two isolates, Lactobacillus plantarum LZ95 and CY2, showed high extracellular B12 production, 98±15μg/L and 60±9μg/L respectively. Extracellular B12 from LZ95 were identified as adenosylcobalamin and methylcobalamin using a combination of solid phase extraction and reverse-phase HPLC, while that from CY2 was adenosylcobalamin. Both strains grew under environmental stresses, and LZ95 exhibited better tolerance to low temperature and high ethanol concentration...
November 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
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