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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231166/production-and-properties-of-a-thermostable-ph-stable-exo-polygalacturonase-using-aureobasidium-pullulans-isolated-from-saharan-soil-of-algeria-grown-on-tomato-pomace
#1
Leila Bennamoun, Serge Hiligsmann, Scheherazad Dakhmouche, Amel Ait-Kaki, Fatima-Zohra Kenza Labbani, Tahar Nouadri, Zahia Meraihi, Benedetta Turchetti, Pietro Buzzini, Philippe Thonart
Polygalacturonase is a valuable biocatalyst for several industrial applications. Production of polygalacturonase using the Aureobasidium pullulans stain isolated from Saharan soil of Algeria was investigated. Its capacity to produce polygalacturonase was assessed under submerged culture using tomato pomace as an abundant agro-industrial substrate. Optimization of the medium components, which enhance polygalacturonase activity of the strain Aureobasidium pullulans, was achieved with the aid of response surface methodology...
October 29, 2016: Foods (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224885/preparation-and-characterization-of-gellan-gum-microspheres-containing-a-cold-adapted-%C3%AE-galactosidase-from-rahnella-sp-r3
#2
Yuting Fan, Jiang Yi, Xiao Hua, Yuzhu Zhang, Ruijin Yang
R-β-Gal is a cold-adapted β-galactosidase that is able to hydrolyze lactose and has the potential to produce low-lactose or lactose-free dairy products at low temperatures (4°C). Cold-adapted enzymes unfold at moderate temperatures due to the lower intramolecular stabilizing interactions necessary for flexibility at low temperatures. To increase stability and usage-performance, R-β-Gal was encapsulated in gellan gum by injecting an aqueous solution into two different hardening solutions (10mM CaCl2 or 10mM MgCl2)...
April 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223973/a-perspective-study-of-koumiss-microbiome-by-metagenomics-analysis-based-on-single-cell-amplification-technique
#3
Guoqiang Yao, Jie Yu, Qiangchuan Hou, Wenyan Hui, Wenjun Liu, Lai-Yu Kwok, Bilige Menghe, Tiansong Sun, Heping Zhang, Wenyi Zhang
Koumiss is a traditional fermented dairy product and a good source for isolating novel bacteria with biotechnology potential. In the present study, we applied the single-cell amplification technique in the metagenomics analysis of koumiss. This approach aimed at detecting the low-abundant bacteria in the koumiss. Briefly, each sample was first serially diluted until reaching the level of approximately 100 cells. Then, three diluted bacterial suspensions were randomly picked for further study. By analyzing 30 diluted koumiss suspensions, a total of 24 bacterial species were identified...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223869/compatibility-study-of-paracetamol-chlorpheniramine-maleate-and-phenylephrine-hydrochloride-in-physical-mixtures
#4
G G G de Oliveira, A Feitosa, K Loureiro, A R Fernandes, E B Souto, P Severino
Paracetamol (PAR), phenylephrine hydrochloride (PHE) and chlorpheniramine maleate (CPM) are commonly used in clinical practice as antipyretic and analgesic drugs to ameliorate pain and fever in cold and flu conditions. The present work describes the use of thermal analysis for the characterization of the physicochemical compatibility between drugs and excipients during the development of solid dosage forms. Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) and Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) were used to study the thermal stability of the drug and of the physical mixture (drug/excipients) in solid binary mixtures (1:1)...
January 2017: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222814/milk-kefir-nutritional-microbiological-and-health-benefits
#5
Damiana D Rosa, Manoela M S Dias, Łukasz M Grześkowiak, Sandra A Reis, Lisiane L Conceição, Maria do Carmo G Peluzio
Kefir is fermented milk produced from grains that comprise a specific and complex mixture of bacteria and yeasts that live in a symbiotic association. The nutritional composition of kefir varies according to the milk composition, the microbiological composition of the grains used, the time/temperature of fermentation and storage conditions. Kefir originates from the Caucasus and Tibet. Recently, kefir has raised interest in the scientific community due to its numerous beneficial effects on health. Currently, several scientific studies have supported the health benefits of kefir, as reported historically as a probiotic drink with great potential in health promotion, as well as being a safe and inexpensive food, easily produced at home...
February 22, 2017: Nutrition Research Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222660/potential-therapeutic-application-of-dendrimer-cyclodextrin-conjugates-with-targeting-ligands-as-advanced-carriers-for-gene-and-oligonucleotide-drugs
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Hidetoshi Arima, Keiichi Motoyama, Taishi Higashi
Despite the recent approval of some gene medicines and nucleic acid drugs, further improvement of delivery techniques for these drugs is strongly required. Several delivery technologies for these drugs have been developed, in other words, viral and two types of nonviral (lipofection and polyfection) vectors. Among the polyfection system, the potential use of various cyclodextrin (CyD) derivatives and CyD-appended polymers as carriers for gene and nucleic acid drugs has been demonstrated. The polyamidoamine dendrimer (G3) conjugates with α-CyD (α-CDE (G3)) have been reported to possess noteworthy properties as DNA and nucleic acid drugs carriers...
April 2017: Therapeutic Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220237/microbial-fuel-cell-coupled-to-biohydrogen-reactor-a-feasible-technology-to-increase-energy-yield-from-cheese-whey
#7
J Wenzel, L Fuentes, A Cabezas, C Etchebehere
An important pollutant produced during the cheese making process is cheese whey which is a liquid by-product with high content of organic matter, composed mainly by lactose and proteins. Hydrogen can be produced from cheese whey by dark fermentation but, organic matter is not completely removed producing an effluent rich in volatile fatty acids. Here we demonstrate that this effluent can be further used to produce energy in microbial fuel cells. Moreover, current production was not feasible when using raw cheese whey directly to feed the microbial fuel cell...
February 20, 2017: Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216342/near-infrared-monitoring-of-roller-compacted-ribbon-density-investigating-sources-of-variation-contributing-to-noisy-spectral-data
#8
Mary Ellen Crowley, Avril Hegarty, Michael A P McAuliffe, Graham E O'Mahony, Luke Kiernan, Kevin Hayes, Abina M Crean
The aim of this study was to highlight how variability in roller compacted ribbon quality can impact on NIR spectral measurement and to propose a simple method of data selection to remove erroneous spectra. The use of NIR spectroscopy for monitoring ribbon envelope density has been previously demonstrated, however to date there has been limited discussion as to how spectral data sets can contain erroneous outliers due to poor sample presentation to the NIR probes. In this study compacted ribbon of variable quality was produced from three separate blends of microcrystalline cellulose (MCC)/lactose/magnesium stearate at 8 Roll Force settings (2-16kN/cm)...
February 16, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215882/replacing-alfalfa-hay-with-dry-corn-gluten-feed-and-chinese-wild-rye-grass-effects-on-rumen-fermentation-rumen-microbial-protein-synthesis-and-lactation-performance-in-lactating-dairy-cows
#9
X Y Hao, H Gao, X Y Wang, G N Zhang, Y G Zhang
This experiment was conducted to investigate nutrient digestibility, rumen microbial protein synthesis, and lactation performance when a portion of alfalfa was replaced with combinations of dry corn gluten feed (DCGF) and Chinese wild rye grass in the diet of lactating cows. Six multiparous and 3 primiparous Chinese Holsteins were arranged in a replicated 3 × 3 Latin square experiment for 21-d periods. The animals were fed 1 of 3 treatment diets during each period: (1) 0% DCGF (0DCGF); (2) 6.5% DCGF (7DCGF); and (3) 11% DCGF (11DCGF)...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215693/incidence-of-double-ovulation-during-the-early-postpartum-period-in-lactating-dairy-cows
#10
Hiromi Kusaka, Hiroshi Miura, Motohiro Kikuchi, Minoru Sakaguchi
In lactating cattle, the incidence of twin calving has many negative impacts on production and reproduction in dairy farming. In almost all cases, natural twinning in dairy cattle is the result of double ovulation. It has been suggested that the milk production level of cows influences the number of ovulatory follicles. The objective of the present study was to investigate the incidence of double ovulations during the early postpartum period in relation to the productive and reproductive performance of dairy cows...
March 15, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212335/fructose-in-breast-milk-is-positively-associated-with-infant-body-composition-at-6-months-of-age
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Michael I Goran, Ashley A Martin, Tanya L Alderete, Hideji Fujiwara, David A Fields
Dietary sugars have been shown to promote excess adiposity among children and adults; however, no study has examined fructose in human milk and its effects on body composition during infancy. Twenty-five mother-infant dyads attended clinical visits to the Oklahoma Health Sciences Center at 1 and 6 months of infant age. Infants were exclusively breastfed for 6 months and sugars in breast milk (i.e., fructose, glucose, lactose) were measured by Liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) and glucose oxidase...
February 16, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212322/detection-of-salmonella-typhimurium-on-spinach-using-phage-based-magnetoelastic-biosensors
#12
Fengen Wang, Shin Horikawa, Jiajia Hu, Howard C Wikle, I-Hsuan Chen, Songtao Du, Yuzhe Liu, Bryan A Chin
Phage-based magnetoelastic (ME) biosensors have been studied as an in-situ, real-time, wireless, direct detection method of foodborne pathogens in recent years. This paper investigates an ME biosensor method for the detection of Salmonella Typhimurium on fresh spinach leaves. A procedure to obtain a concentrated suspension of Salmonella from contaminated spinach leaves is described that is based on methods outlined in the U.S. FDA Bacteriological Analytical Manual for the detection of Salmonella on leafy green vegetables...
February 16, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209132/urinary-tract-infection-among-fistula-patients-admitted-at-hamlin-fistula-hospital-addis-ababa-ethiopia
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Matifan Dereje, Yimtubezinesh Woldeamanuel, Daneil Asrat, Fekade Ayenachew
BACKGROUND: Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) causes a serious health problem and affects millions of people worldwide. Patients with obstetric fistula usually suffer from incontinence of urine and stool, which can predispose them to frequent infections of the urinary tract. Therefore the aim of this study was to determine the etiologic agents, drug resistance pattern of the isolates and associated risk factor for urinary tract infection among fistula patients in Addis Ababa fistula hospital, Ethiopia...
February 16, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207812/of-the-milk-sugars-galactose-but-not-prebiotic-galacto-oligosaccharide-improves-insulin-sensitivity-in-male-sprague-dawley-rats
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Priska Stahel, Julie J Kim, Changting Xiao, John P Cant
BACKGROUND: Consumption of dairy products reduces risk of type 2 diabetes. Milk proteins and fats exhibit anti-diabetic properties but milk sugars have been studied little in this context. Galactose from milk lactose is readily converted to glycogen in the liver but its effects on insulin sensitivity have not been assessed. Prebiotic oligosaccharides from milk alter gut microbiota and can thereby influence host metabolism. Our objective was to assess the effect on insulin sensitivity of dietary galactose compared to glucose and fructose, and fermentable galacto-oligosaccharides compared to non-fermentable methylcellulose...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198395/real-time-broadband-terahertz-spectroscopic-imaging-by-using-a-high-sensitivity-terahertz-camera
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Natsuki Kanda, Kuniaki Konishi, Natsuki Nemoto, Katsumi Midorikawa, Makoto Kuwata-Gonokami
Terahertz (THz) imaging has a strong potential for applications because many molecules have fingerprint spectra in this frequency region. Spectroscopic imaging in the THz region is a promising technique to fully exploit this characteristic. However, the performance of conventional techniques is restricted by the requirement of multidimensional scanning, which implies an image data acquisition time of several minutes. In this study, we propose and demonstrate a novel broadband THz spectroscopic imaging method that enables real-time image acquisition using a high-sensitivity THz camera...
February 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195490/investigation-of-spatial-heterogeneity-of-salt-disproportionation-in-tablets-by-synchrotron-x-ray-diffractometry
#16
Sampada A Koranne, Ramprakash Govindarajan, Raj Suryanarayanan
Tablets which were binary mixtures of pioglitazone hydrochloride (PioHCl) with magnesium stearate (MgSt), croscarmellose sodium (CCS), microcrystalline cellulose or lactose monohydrate were prepared. Two sets of experiments, using intact tablets, were performed. (i) Tablets containing PioHCl (90% w/w) and MgSt were exposed to 25 or 40 °C and 75% RH in a custom built temperature/humidity chamber. In situ spatio-temporal mapping of disproportionation was performed by transmission mode synchrotron X-ray diffractometry (SXRD; Argonne National Labs)...
February 14, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194144/trophic-interactions-of-infant-bifidobacteria-and-eubacterium-hallii-during-l-fucose-and-fucosyllactose-degradation
#17
Clarissa Schwab, Hans-Joachim Ruscheweyh, Vera Bunesova, Van Thanh Pham, Niko Beerenwinkel, Christophe Lacroix
Fucosyllactoses (2'- or 3'-FL) account for up to 20% of human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs). Infant bifidobacteria, such as Bifidobacterium longum subsp. infantis, utilize the lactose moiety to form lactate and acetate, and metabolize L-fucose to 1,2-propanediol (1,2-PD). Eubacterium hallii is a common member of the adult gut microbiota that can produce butyrate from lactate and acetate, and convert 1,2-PD to propionate. Recently, a Swiss cohort study identified E. hallii as one of the first butyrate producers in the infant gut...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193904/the-effector-overlap-between-the-lac-and-mel-operons-of-escherichia-coli-induction-of-the-mel-operon-with-%C3%AE-galactosides
#18
Atul Narang, Stefan Oehler
The lac (lactose) operon (processes β-galactosides) and the mel (melibiose) operon (processes α-galactosides) of Escherichia coli have a close historical connection. A number of shared substrates and effectors of the permeases and regulatory proteins has been reported over the years. Up to now, β-thiogalactosides like TMG (methyl-β-D-thiogalactopyranoside) and IPTG (isopropyl-β-D-thiogalactopyranoside) are generally not considered inducers of the mel operon. The same is true for β-galactosides like lactose (β-D-galactopyranosyl-(1→4)-D-glucose), which is a substrate, but itself not an inducer of the lac operon...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193539/dimeric-but-not-monomeric-%C3%AE-lactalbumin-potentiates-apoptosis-by-up-regulation-of-atf3-and-reduction-of-histone-deacetylase-activity-in-primary-and-immortalised-cells
#19
Julie A Sharp, Amelia J Brennan, Galina Polekhina, David B Ascher, Christophe Lefevre, Kevin R Nicholas
α-lactalbumin is a protein of dual function found in milk of most mammals. α-lactalbumin binds β-1,4-galactosyltransferase to form the regulatory subunit for lactose synthesis and has also been shown to cause cell death. This study shows, for the first time, that α-lactalbumin isolated in a rare 28kDa dimeric form induces cell death, while 14kDa monomeric α-lactalbumin is inactive. In contrast to the casein derived and chemically induced α-lactalbumin variants, MAL and HAMLET/BAMLET, the effects of 28kDa α-lactalbumin are calcium independent and, unlike MAL and HAMLET, 28kDa α-lactalbumin dimer causes cell death of primary mammary cells and a variety of immortalised cell lines, which are committed to cell death pathways within 1-4h of exposure...
February 10, 2017: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193420/reaction-kinetics-and-galactooligosaccharide-product-profiles-of-the-%C3%AE-galactosidases-from-bacillus-circulans-kluyveromyces-lactis-and-aspergillus-oryzae
#20
Huifang Yin, Jelle B Bultema, Lubbert Dijkhuizen, Sander S van Leeuwen
β-Galactosidase enzymes are used in the dairy industry to convert lactose into galactooligosaccharides (GOS) that are added to infant formula to mimic the molecular sizes and prebiotic functions of human milk oligosaccharides. Here we report a detailed analysis of the clearly different GOS profiles of the commercial β-galactosidases from Bacillus circulans, Kluyveromyces lactis and Aspergillus oryzae. Also the GOS yields of these enzymes differed, varying from 48.3% (B. circulans) to 34.9% (K. lactis), and 19...
June 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
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