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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538102/effects-of-wet-blending-on-detection-of-melamine-in-spray-dried-lactose
#1
Betsy Jean Yakes, Marti M Bergana, Peter F Scholl, Magdi M Mossoba, Sanjeewa R Karunathilaka, Luke K Ackerman, Jason D Holton, Boyan Gao, Jeffrey C Moore
During the development of rapid screening methods to detect economic adulteration, spray-dried milk powders prepared by dissolving melamine in liquid milk exhibited an unexpected loss of characteristic melamine features in the NIR and Raman spectra. To further characterize this "wet-blending" phenomenon, spray-dried melamine and lactose samples were produced as a simplified model and investigated by near-infrared spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, 1H NMR, and DART-FTMS. In contrast to dry-blended samples, characteristic melamine bands in NIR and Raman spectra disappeared or shifted in wet-blended lactose-melamine samples...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535609/synthesis-of-%C3%AE-galactooligosaccharide-using-bifidobacterial-%C3%AE-galactosidase-purified-from-recombinant-escherichia-coli
#2
So Young Oh, So Youn Youn, Myung Soo Park, Hyoung Geun Kim, Nam In Baek, Zhi Peng Li, Geun Eog Ji
Galactooligosaccharides (GOS) are known to be selectively utilized by Bifidobacterium, which can bring about healthy changes of the composition of intestinal microflora. In this study, β-GOS are synthesized using bifidobacterial β-galactosidase(G1) purified from recombinant E. coli with a high GOS yield and with high productivity and enhanced bifidogenic activity. The purified recombinant G1 showed maximum production of β-GOS at pH 8.5 and 45°C. A matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) analysis of the major peaks of the produced β-GOS showed MW of 527 and 689, indicating the synthesis of β-GOS at degrees of polymerization (DP) of 3 and DP4, respectively...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531168/a-novel-millet-based-probiotic-fermented-food-for-the-developing-world
#3
Elisa Di Stefano, Jessica White, Shannon Seney, Sharareh Hekmat, Tim McDowell, Mark Sumarah, Gregor Reid
Probiotic yogurt, comprised of a Fiti sachet containing Lactobacillus rhamnosus GR-1 and Streptococcus thermophilus C106, has been used in the developing world, notably Africa, to alleviate malnutrition and disease. In sub-Saharan African countries, fermentation of cereals such as millet, is culturally significant. The aim of this study was to investigate the fermentation capability of millet when one gram of the Fiti sachet consortium was added. An increase of 1.8 and 1.4 log CFU/mL was observed for S. thermophilus C106 and L...
May 22, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530589/comparison-of-hplc-ri-lc-ms-ms-and-enzymatic-assays-for-the-analysis-of-residual-lactose-in-lactose-free-milk
#4
A Trani, G Gambacorta, P Loizzo, A Cassone, C Fasciano, A V Zambrini, M Faccia
Lactose intolerance is the decreased ability to digest lactose, and the population involved is rapidly increasing all over the world. Different procedures have been reported in the literature to quantify lactose in dairy products, but the official method of analysis is based on enzymatic assay. In this paper, the effectiveness of two enzymatic kits in detecting residual lactose in lactose-free milk was investigated, and a comparison with two alternative chromatographic methods was done. The investigation used several samples of UHT milk containing different levels of lactose, and the results highlighted the inadequacy of the enzymatic assays and of the HPLC-RI method to analyse lactose-free milk...
October 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530560/lactulose-production-from-efficient-isomerization-of-lactose-catalyzed-by-recyclable-sodium-aluminate
#5
Mingming Wang, Mohammed A A Gasmalla, Habtamu Admassu Tessema, Xiao Hua, Ruijin Yang
An efficient strategy for the synthesis of high-purity lactulose through chemical isomerization of lactose was developed using recyclable catalyst sodium aluminate. Maximum yield of 85.45±1.79% was obtained from 35% (w/v) of lactose using a 1:1M ratio of NaAlO2-lactose after reaction at 60°C and pH 12 for 50min, with a purity ratio (Pu) of approximately 95%. Al(OH)3 precipitation from lactulose syrup through pH adjustment showing a superior decolorizing efficiency was implemented, which simplified the removal of catalyst and provided a convenient approach to achieve catalyst recovery...
October 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527996/enzymatic-hydrolysis-of-pretreated-alfa-fibers-stipa-tenacissima-using-%C3%AE-d-glucosidase-and-xylanase-of-talaromyces-thermophilus-from-solid-state-fermentation
#6
Hanen Mallek-Fakhfakh, Jawhar Fakhfakh, Kamel Walha, Hajer Hassairi, Ali Gargouri, Hafedh Belghith
This work aims at realizing an optimal hydrolysis of pretreated Alfa fibers (Stipa tenacissima) through the use of enzymes produced from Talaromyces thermophilus AX4, namely β-D-glucosidase and xylanase, by a solid state fermentation process of an agro-industrial waste (wheat bran supplemented with lactose). The carbon source was firstly selected and the optimal values of three other parameters were determined: substrate loading (10g), moisture content (85%) and production time (10 days); which led to an optimized enzymatic juice...
May 17, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526386/the-effects-of-folic-acid-and-pyridoxine-supplementation-on-characteristics-of-migraine-attacks-in-migraine-patients-with-aura-a-double-blind-randomized-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
#7
Gholamreza Askari, Morteza Nasiri, Hassan Mozaffari-Khosravi, Masod Rezaie, Mahdieh Bagheri-Bidakhavidi, Omid Sadeghi
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the effects of folic acid alone and in combination with pyridoxine on characteristics of migraine attacks in adult migraine patients with aura. METHODS: This double-blind, randomized placebo-controlled, clinical trial was conducted on 95 migraine patients with aura (age range 18-65 y) in Isfahan, Islamic Republic of Iran, in 2014. Patients were randomly allocated to receive folic acid (5 mg/d) plus pyridoxine (80 mg/d) or folic acid alone (5 mg/d) or placebo (lactose) for 3 mo...
June 2017: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525654/molecular-detection-by-analysis-of-the-16s-rrna-gene-of-fecal-coliform-bacteria-from-the-two-korean-apodemus-species-apodemus-agrarius-and-a-peninsulae
#8
M M Rahman, K B Yoon, S J Lim, M G Jeon, H J Kim, H Y Kim, J Y Cho, H M Chae, Y C Park
Wild mouse feces can disseminate zoonotic microorganisms throughout a farm, which is a great threat to human health and can lead to economic loss through contaminated agricultural produce. To assess the microbial communities, especially fecal coliform bacteria, we used two methods. First, we isolated bacterial colonies onto the common media LB (lactose broth) agar, TSA (tryptic soy agar), and MRS (de Man, Rogosa, and Sharpe) agar, and then randomly select colonies from each plate and stocked them to the mother plate for genomic DNA isolation...
May 18, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521673/simple-strategy-to-protect-lactase-activity-in-solid-formulation
#9
Aline Gravinez Perissinato, André Luis Morais Ruela, Gislaine Ribeiro Pereira, Jerusa Simone Garcia, Marcello Garcia Trevisan
Lactose intolerance is characterized by the absence of the enzyme lactase (beta-galactosidase) and affects two thirds of the world adult population. Our aim was to evaluate a lactase gastro formulation to ensure increased activity in the action site of the enzyme (lumen of the small intestine). Simultaneously, we also evaluated the commercial product stability and enzyme activity. When carrying out dissolution test in commercial product it is noted that the existing formulation is not able to protect the enzyme from degrading action of gastric environment (a loss of 86...
May 18, 2017: Current Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512455/non-edible-oil-cakes-as-a-novel-substrate-for-dpa-production-and-augmenting-biocontrol-activity-of-paecilomyces-variotii
#10
Kalpana Arora, Satyawati Sharma, Suresh B N Krishna, Jamila K Adam, Ashwani Kumar
The present study investigated the use of waste non-edible oil cakes (Jatropha, Karanja, Neem, and Mahua) as a substrate for the growth of Paecilomyces variotii and dipicolinic acid (DPA) production. Previous researches proved the efficacy of DPA in suppressing certain pathogens that are deleterious to the plants in the rhizosphere. DPA production was statistical optimized by amending non-edible oil cakes in growing media as nitrogen and sugars (Dextrose, Glucose, and Lactose) as carbon source. Plackett-Burman design (PBD), indicated that Jatropha cake, Karanja cake, and Dextrose were the most significant components (p < 0...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510480/dry-powder-inhaler-formulation-of-rifampicin-an-improved-targeted-delivery-system-for-alveolar-tuberculosis
#11
Tejal Rawal, Laurent Kremer, Iman Halloum, Shital Butani
BACKGROUND: The delivery of antitubercular drugs through direct lung targeting can lead to reduction in the dose as well as side effects of the drug. In the present investigation, carrier (lactose)-based dry-powder inhaler of rifampicin was prepared to achieve direct targeting of the drug into the lungs. METHODS: The dry powder inhaler formulation was prepared by simply mixing micronized rifampicin with coarse and fine lactose preblend. Preliminary blends of the drug were prepared with various lactose grades (Inhalac(®), Respitose,(®) and Lactohale(®))...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Aerosol Medicine and Pulmonary Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510223/protein-induced-dna-linking-number-change-by-sequence-specific-dna-binding-proteins-and-its-biological-effects
#12
REVIEW
Fenfei Leng
Sequence-specific DNA-binding proteins play essential roles in many fundamental biological events such as DNA replication, recombination, and transcription. One common feature of sequence-specific DNA-binding proteins is to introduce structural changes to their DNA recognition sites including DNA-bending and DNA linking number change (ΔLk). In this article, I review recent progress in studying protein-induced ΔLk by several sequence-specific DNA-binding proteins, such as E. coli cAMP receptor protein (CRP) and lactose repressor (LacI)...
September 2016: Biophysical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510217/protein-induced-dna-linking-number-change-by-sequence-specific-dna-binding-proteins-and-its-biological-effects
#13
REVIEW
Fenfei Leng
Sequence-specific DNA-binding proteins play essential roles in many fundamental biological events such as DNA replication, recombination, and transcription. One common feature of sequence-specific DNA-binding proteins is to introduce structural changes to their DNA recognition sites including DNA-bending and DNA linking number change (ΔLk). In this article, I review recent progress in studying protein-induced ΔLk by several sequence-specific DNA-binding proteins, such as E. coli cAMP receptor protein (CRP) and lactose repressor (LacI)...
November 2016: Biophysical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507936/thermal-stability-and-kinetic-study-of-fluvoxamine-stability-in-binary-samples-with-lactose
#14
Faranak Ghaderi, Mahboob Nemati, Mohammad Reza Siahi-Shadbad, Hadi Valizadeh, Farnaz Monajjemzadeh
Purpose: In the present study the incompatibility of FLM (fluvoxamine) with lactose in solid state mixtures was investigated. The compatibility was evaluated using different physicochemical methods such as differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), Fourier-transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy and mass spectrometry. Methods: Non-Isothermally stressed physical mixtures were used to calculate the solid-state kinetic parameters. Different thermal models such as Friedman, Flynn-Wall-Ozawa (FWO) and Kissinger-Akahira-Sunose (KAS) were used for the characterization of the drug-excipient interaction...
April 2017: Advanced Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502901/neuraminidase-activity-of-blue-eye-disease-porcine-rubulavirus-specificity-affinity-and-inhibition-studies
#15
Gerardo Santos-López, María T Borraz-Argüello, Luis Márquez-Domínguez, Juan Carlos Flores-Alonso, Humberto Ramírez-Mendoza, Bernard Priem, Sébastien Fort, Verónica Vallejo-Ruiz, Julio Reyes-Leyva, Irma Herrera-Camacho
Porcine rubulavirus (PorPV), also known as La Piedad Michoacan Virus (LPMV) causes encephalitis and reproductive failure in newborn and adult pigs, respectively. The hemagglutinin-neuraminidase (HN) glycoprotein is the most exposed and antigenic of the virus proteins. HN plays central roles in PorPV infection; i.e., it recognizes sialic acid-containing cell receptors that mediate virus attachment and penetration; in addition, its neuraminidase (sialic acid releasing) activity has been proposed as a virulence factor...
May 6, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501404/effects-of-dietary-crude-protein-concentration-on-late-lactation-dairy-cow-performance-and-indicators-of-nitrogen-utilization
#16
T Barros, M A Quaassdorff, M A Aguerre, J J Olmos Colmenero, S J Bertics, P M Crump, M A Wattiaux
The objectives of this study were to measure performance responses and to evaluate indictors of N utilization in late-lactation cows fed diets with incremental reductions in crude protein (CP) concentration. Holstein cows (n = 128; 224 ± 54 d in milk) were stratified by parity and days pregnant (86 ± 25 d) and randomly assigned to 1 of 16 pens in a randomized complete block design. For 3 wk, all cows received a covariate diet containing 16.9% CP [dry matter (DM) basis]. For the subsequent 12 wk, pens were randomly assigned to 1 of 4 treatments that contained 16...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500485/hydroxyurea-lactose-interaction-study-in-silico-and-in-vitro-evaluation
#17
Kunal B Bachchhao, R R Patil, C R Patil, Dipak D Patil
The Maillard reaction between hydroxyurea (a primary amine-containing drug) and lactose (used as an excipient) was explored. The adduct of these compounds was synthesized by heating hydroxyurea with lactose monohydrate at 60 °C in borate buffer (pH 9.2) for 12 h. Synthesis of the adduct was confirmed using UV-visible spectroscopy and Fourier transform infrared, differential scanning calorimetry, high-pressure liquid chromatography, and liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry studies. An in silico investigation of how the adduct formation affected the interactions of hydroxyurea with its biological target oxyhemoglobin, to which it binds to generate nitric oxide and regulates fetal hemoglobin synthesis, was carried out...
May 12, 2017: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500401/sources-of-%C3%AE-galactosidase-and-its-applications-in-food-industry
#18
REVIEW
Shaima Saqib, Attiya Akram, Sobia Ahsan Halim, Raazia Tassaduq
The enzyme β-galactosidases have been isolated from various sources such as bacteria, fungi, yeast, vegetables, and recombinant sources. This enzyme holds importance due to its wide applications in food industries to manufacture lactose-hydrolyzed products for lactose-intolerant people and the formation of glycosylated products. Absorption of undigested lactose in small intestine requires the activity of this enzyme; hence, the deficiency of this enzyme leads to lactose intolerance. Lactose intolerance affects around 70% of world's adult population, while the prevalence rate of lactose intolerance is 60% in Pakistan...
May 2017: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500071/activated-microglia-desialylate-and-phagocytose-cells-via-neuraminidase-galectin-3-and-mer-tyrosine-kinase
#19
Koji Nomura, Anna Vilalta, David H Allendorf, Tamara C Hornik, Guy C Brown
Activated microglia can phagocytose dying, stressed, or excess neurons and synapses via the phagocytic receptor Mer tyrosine kinase (MerTK). Galectin-3 (Gal-3) can cross-link surface glycoproteins by binding galactose residues that are normally hidden below terminal sialic acid residues. Gal-3 was recently reported to opsonize cells via activating MerTK. We found that LPS-activated BV-2 microglia rapidly released Gal-3, which was blocked by calcineurin inhibitors. Gal-3 bound to MerTK on microglia and to stressed PC12 (neuron-like) cells, and it increased microglial phagocytosis of PC12 cells or primary neurons, which was blocked by inhibition of MerTK...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498622/regulation-of-raw264-7-macrophage-polarization-on-smooth-and-rough-surface-topographies-by-galectin-3
#20
F Kianoush, M Nematollahi, J D Waterfield, D M Brunette
Recognition of topographical features induces phenotypic changes in macrophages although the receptors and signaling pathways are not completely characterized. As integrin molecules in focal adhesions/podosomes are in intimate contact with topography and topography modulates the NFkB pathway through cholesterol enriched raft-associated adhesive signaling structures we hypothesized that a cell-surface signaling complex comprised of galectin-3 together with its ligand CD98 and integrinβ1 is important for topography-directed lineage determination...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
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