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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655319/molecular-dynamics-simulations-of-site-point-mutations-in-the-tpr-domain-of-cyclophilin-40-identify-conformational-states-with-distinct-dynamic-and-enzymatic-properties
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Mert Gur, Elizabeth A Blackburn, Jia Ning, Vikram Narayan, Kathryn L Ball, Malcolm D Walkinshaw, Burak Erman
Cyclophilin 40 (Cyp40) is a member of the immunophilin family that acts as a peptidyl-prolyl-isomerase enzyme and binds to the heat shock protein 90 (Hsp90). Its structure comprises an N-terminal cyclophilin domain and a C-terminal tetratricopeptide (TPR) domain. Cyp40 is overexpressed in prostate cancer and certain T-cell lymphomas. The groove for Hsp90 binding on the TPR domain includes residues Lys227 and Lys308, referred to as the carboxylate clamp, and is essential for Cyp40-Hsp90 binding. In this study, the effect of two mutations, K227A and K308A, and their combinative mutant was investigated by performing a total of 5...
April 14, 2018: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649634/injectable-porous-biohybrid-hydrogels-incorporating-decellularized-tissue-components-for-soft-tissue-applications
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Yang Zhu, Sato Hideyoshi, Hongbin Jiang, Yasumoto Matsumura, Jenna L Dziki, Samuel T LoPresti, Luai Huleihel, Gabriela N F Faria, Leah C Fuhrman, Ricardo Lodono, Stephen F Badylak, William R Wagner
Biodegradable injectable hydrogels have been extensively studied and evaluated in various medical applications such as for bulking agents, drug delivery reservoirs, temporary barriers, adhesives, and cell delivery matrices. Where injectable hydrogels are intended to facilitate a healing response, it may be desirable to encourage rapid cellular infiltration into the hydrogel volume from the tissue surrounding the injection site. In this study, we developed a platform technique to rapidly form pores in a thermally responsive injectable hydrogel, poly(NIPAAm-co-VP-co-MAPLA) by using mannitol particles as porogens...
April 9, 2018: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29615916/implications-enzymatic-degradation-of-the-endothelial-glycocalyx-on-the-microvascular-hemodynamics-and-the-arteriolar-red-cell-free-layer-of-the-rat-cremaster-muscle
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Ozlem Yalcin, Vivek P Jani, Paul C Johnson, Pedro Cabrales
The endothelial glycocalyx is a complex network of glycoproteins, proteoglycans, and glycosaminoglycans; it lines the vascular endothelial cells facing the lumen of blood vessels forming the endothelial glycocalyx layer (EGL). This study aims to investigate the microvascular hemodynamics implications of the EGL by quantifying changes in blood flow hydrodynamics post-enzymatic degradation of the glycocalyx layer. High-speed intravital microscopy videos of small arteries (around 35 μm) of the rat cremaster muscle were recorded at various time points after enzymatic degradation of the EGL...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29610578/techno-economic-analysis-of-the-industrial-production-of-a-low-cost-enzyme-using-e-coli-the-case-of-recombinant-%C3%AE-glucosidase
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Rafael da Gama Ferreira, Adriano Rodrigues Azzoni, Sindelia Freitas
Background: The enzymatic conversion of lignocellulosic biomass into fermentable sugars is a promising approach for producing renewable fuels and chemicals. However, the cost and efficiency of the fungal enzyme cocktails that are normally employed in these processes remain a significant bottleneck. A potential route to increase hydrolysis yields and thereby reduce the hydrolysis costs would be to supplement the fungal enzymes with their lacking enzymatic activities, such as β-glucosidase...
2018: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29479628/the-effects-of-osmolytes-and-crowding-on-the-pressure-induced-dissociation-and-inactivation-of-dimeric-ladh
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Karin Julius, Samy R Al-Ayoubi, Michael Paulus, Metin Tolan, Roland Winter
Investigating the correlation between structure and activity of oligomeric enzymes at high pressure is essential for understanding intermolecular interactions and reactivity of proteins in cellulo of organisms thriving at extreme environmental conditions as well as for biotechnological applications, such as high-pressure enzymology. In a combined experimental effort employing small-angle X-ray scattering, FT-IR and fluorescence spectroscopy as well as stopped-flow enzyme kinetics in concert with high-pressure techniques, we reveal the pressure-induced conformational changes of the dimeric enzyme horse liver alcohol dehydrogenase (LADH) on the quaternary, secondary and tertiary structural level...
February 26, 2018: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29478084/enhanced-laccase-mediated-transformation-of-diclofenac-and-flufenamic-acid-in-the-presence-of-bisphenol-a-and-testing-of-an-enzymatic-membrane-reactor
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Veronika Hahn, Mareike Meister, Stephan Hussy, Arno Cordes, Günther Enderle, Akuma Saningong, Frieder Schauer
The inadequate removal of pharmaceuticals and other micropollutants in municipal wastewater treatment plants, as evidenced by their detection of these substances in the aquatic environment has led to the need for sustainable remediation strategies. Laccases possess a number of advantages including a broad substrate spectrum. To identify promoting or inhibitory effects of reaction partners in the remediation processes we tested not only single compounds-as has been described in most studies-but also mixtures of pollutants...
February 24, 2018: AMB Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29462203/a-generic-hts-assay-for-kinase-screening-validation-for-the-isolation-of-an-engineered-malate-kinase
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Romain Irague, Christopher M Topham, Nelly Martineau, Audrey Baylac, Clément Auriol, Thomas Walther, Jean-Marie François, Isabelle André, Magali Remaud-Siméon
An end-point ADP/NAD+ acid/alkali assay procedure, directly applicable to library screening of any type of ATP-utilising/ADP producing enzyme activity, was implemented. Typically, ADP production is coupled to NAD+ co-enzyme formation by the conventional addition of pyruvate kinase and lactate dehydrogenase. Transformation of enzymatically generated NAD+ into a photometrically active alkali derivative product is then achieved through the successive application of acidic/alkali treatment steps. The assay was successfully miniaturized to search for malate kinase activity in a structurally-guided library of LysC aspartate kinase variants comprising 6,700 clones...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448100/post-ischemic-administration-of-5-methoxyindole-2-carboxylic-acid-at-the-onset-of-reperfusion-affords-neuroprotection-against-stroke-injury-by-preserving-mitochondrial-function-and-attenuating-oxidative-stress
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Jinzi Wu, Zhen Jin, Xiaorong Yang, Liang-Jun Yan
We previously reported that 5-methoxyindole-2-carboxylic acid (MICA) could induce preconditioning effect in the ischemic brain of rat. In the present study, we addressed the question of whether MICA could also trigger a postconditioning effect in ischemic stroke. To this end, MICA (100mgkg body weight) was injected intraperitoneally at the onset of 24 h reperfusion following 1 h ischemia in rat brain. Results indicate that stroked animals treated with MICA showed less brain infarction volume than that of vehicle-treated animals...
February 12, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429734/ultrasound-assisted-enzymatic-degumming-of-crude-soybean-oil
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Nishant S More, Parag R Gogate
The present work deals with ultrasound assisted enzymatic degumming (UAED) of crude soybean oil quantifying the extent of degumming (EOD), cavitational yield and synergistic index (f) for the combination approaches. The effect of different operating parameters such as enzyme loading, pH, presence of water, temperature and ultrasonic power on the EOD has been investigated. Ultrasound combined with enzyme at loading of 2.0 ml/L resulted in EOD as 92.2% under ambient conditions. Addition of water (5%) in combination with ultrasound and enzyme at 2...
April 2018: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288965/determination-of-total-plasma-oxysterols-by-enzymatic-hydrolysis-solid-phase-extraction-and-liquid-chromatography-coupled-to-mass-spectrometry
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Isabel Mendiara, Celia Domeño, Cristina Nerín, Aron M Geurts, Jesús Osada, Roberto Martínez-Beamonte
The potential use of cholesterol esterases was tested to avoid alkaline hydrolysis for cleavage of plasma esterified oxysterols. The enzymatic hydrolysis was optimized by testing two sources of enzyme-Pseudomonas and bovine pancreas, presence of surfactants, incubation time and amount of enzyme. Free forms of 4β-, 7-, 24-, 25- and 27-hydroxycholesterol (HC) as well 7-ketocholesterol (7-KC) were analyzed by liquid chromatography and mass-spectrometry using the deuterated internal standard, 25-HC(d6). Enzymatic hydrolysis was more effective using the Pseudomonas enzyme and in presence of surfactants...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260184/amaranth-addition-to-enzymatically-modified-wheat-flour-improves-dough-functionality-bread-immunoreactivity-and-quality
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N G Heredia-Sandoval, A M Calderón de la Barca, E Carvajal-Millán, A R Islas-Rubio
Consumers with gluten-related disorders require gluten-free (GF) foods to avoid an immune response. Alternative to the use of non-gluten containing grains to prepare GF bread, the gluten reactivity has been greatly reduced using a proline specific cleavage enzyme, however, the gluten functionality was lost. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of adding an amaranth flour blend (AFB) to enzymatically modified wheat-flour proteins on dough functionality and to evaluate the immunoreactivity and acceptability of the prepared bread...
January 24, 2018: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234464/production-of-isoprene-one-of-the-high-density-fuel-precursors-from-peanut-hull-using-the-high-efficient-lignin-removal-pretreatment-method
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Sumeng Wang, Zhaobao Wang, Yongchao Wang, Qingjuan Nie, Xiaohua Yi, Wei Ge, Jianming Yang, Mo Xian
Background: Isoprene as the feedstock can be used to produce renewable energy fuels, providing an alternative to replace the rapidly depleting fossil fuels. However, traditional method for isoprene production could not meet the demands for low-energy consumption and environment-friendliness. Moreover, most of the previous studies focused on biofuel production out of lignocellulosic materials such as wood, rice straw, corn cob, while few studies concentrated on biofuel production using peanut hull (PH)...
2017: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223503/multiple-collections-of-common-carp-cyprinus-carpio-l-semen-during-the-reproductive-period-and-its-effects-on-sperm-quality
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Beata Irena Cejko, Beata Sarosiek, Sławomir Krejszeff, Radosław Kajetan Kowalski
Multiple collections of semen during the reproductive period of the common carp Cyprinus carpio L. were used to analyse changes in semen quality. Semen collection was performed on June 1 (first collection), 12 (second collection), and 19 (third collection) from individual males (n=11) by gentle abdominal massage. Semen quantity (semen volume and sperm count), quality (sperm motility and sperm viability), as well as seminal plasma parameters (pH of seminal plasma and seminal plasma osmotic pressure) and its enzymatic activity, e...
January 2018: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183414/effects-of-soluble-fiber-inclusion-in-gestation-diets-with-varying-fermentation-characteristics-on-lactational-feed-intake-of-sows-over-two-successive-parities
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C Q Tan, H Q Sun, H K Wei, J J Tan, G Long, S W Jiang, J Peng
The effects of soluble fiber inclusion in gestation diets with varying fermentation characteristics (fermentation kinetics and short-chain fatty acids (SCFA)-profile) on lactational feed intake of sows and their piglet growth over two parities were investigated using an in vitro-in vivo methodology. After breeding, 90 multiparous Landrace sows were randomized to one of three experimental diets: the control (CON) diet, konjac flour (KF) diet or sugar beet pulp (SBP) diet. All diets had similar levels of net energy, CP, insoluble fiber and NDF, but KF and SBP diets had higher soluble fiber levels than the CON diet...
November 29, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182315/determinants-and-prediction-of-esterase-substrate-promiscuity-patterns
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Mónica Martínez-Martínez, Cristina Coscolín, Gerard Santiago, Jennifer Chow, Peter J Stogios, Rafael Bargiela, Christoph Gertler, José Navarro-Fernández, Alexander Bollinger, Stephan Thies, Celia Méndez-García, Ana Popovic, Greg Brown, Tatyana N Chernikova, Antonio García-Moyano, Gro E K Bjerga, Pablo Pérez-García, Tran Hai, Mercedes V Del Pozo, Runar Stokke, Ida H Steen, Hong Cui, Xiaohui Xu, Boguslaw P Nocek, María Alcaide, Marco Distaso, Victoria Mesa, Ana I Peláez, Jesús Sánchez, Patrick C F Buchholz, Jürgen Pleiss, Antonio Fernández-Guerra, Frank O Glöckner, Olga V Golyshina, Michail M Yakimov, Alexei Savchenko, Karl-Erich Jaeger, Alexander F Yakunin, Wolfgang R Streit, Peter N Golyshin, Víctor Guallar, Manuel Ferrer, The Inmare Consortium
Esterases receive special attention because of their wide distribution in biological systems and environments and their importance for physiology and chemical synthesis. The prediction of esterases' substrate promiscuity level from sequence data and the molecular reasons why certain such enzymes are more promiscuous than others remain to be elucidated. This limits the surveillance of the sequence space for esterases potentially leading to new versatile biocatalysts and new insights into their role in cellular function...
January 19, 2018: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175057/simvastatin-blocks-soluble-ssao-vap-1-release-in-experimental-models-of-cerebral-ischemia-possible-benefits-for-stroke-induced-inflammation-control
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Ping Sun, Mar Hernandez-Guillamón, Mireia Campos-Martorell, Alba Simats, Joan Montaner, Mercedes Unzeta, Montse Solé
Beyond cholesterol reduction, statins mediate their beneficial effects on stroke patients through pleiotropic actions. They have shown anti-inflammatory properties by a number of different mechanisms, including the inhibition of NF-κB transcriptional activity and the consequent increase and release of adhesion molecules. We have studied simvastatin's effects on the vascular enzyme semicarbazide-sensitive amine oxidase/vascular adhesion protein 1 (SSAO/VAP-1), which is involved in stroke-mediated brain injury...
February 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153568/maternal-obesity-and-cardiac-development-in-the-offspring-study-in-human-neonates-and-minipigs
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Maria Angela Guzzardi, Tiziana Liistro, Luna Gargani, Lamia Ait Ali, Gennaro D'Angelo, Silvia Rocchiccioli, Federica La Rosa, Alessandra Kemeny, Elena Sanguinetti, Nadia Ucciferri, Mariarosaria De Simone, Antonietta Bartoli, Pierluigi Festa, Piero A Salvadori, Silvia Burchielli, Rosa Sicari, Patricia Iozzo
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the consequences of maternal overweight on cardiac development in offspring in infants (short term) and minipigs (short and longer term). BACKGROUND: The epidemic of overweight involves pregnant women. The uterine environment affects organ development, modulating disease susceptibility. Offspring of obese mothers have higher rates of cardiovascular events and mortality. METHODS: Echocardiography was performed in infants born to lean and overweight mothers at birth and at 3, 6, and 12 months of age...
November 10, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150708/production-of-arabitol-from-enzymatic-hydrolysate-of-soybean-flour-by-debaryomyces-hansenii-fermentation
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Abdullah A Loman, S M M Islam, Lu-Kwang Ju
Arabitol is a low-calorie sugar alcohol with anti-cariogenic properties. Enzymatic hydrolysate of soybean flour is a new renewable biorefinery feedstock containing hexose, pentose, and organic nitrogen sources. Arabitol production by Debaryomyces hansenii using soybean flour hydrolysate was investigated. Effects of medium composition, operating conditions, and culture stage (growing or stationary phase) were studied. Production was also compared at different culture volumes to understand the effect of dissolved oxygen concentration (DO)...
January 2018: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121900/synergistic-gastroprotective-activity-of-methanolic-extract-of-a-mixture-of-melastoma-malabathricum-and-muntingia-calabura-leaves-in-rats
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Siti Zawanah Halim, Zainul Amiruddin Zakaria, Maizatul Hasyima Omar, Norhafizah Mohtarrudin, Ikarastika Rahayu Abdul Wahab, Muhammad Nazrul Hakim Abdullah
BACKGROUND: Melastoma malabathricum L. (family Melastomaceae; MM) and Muntingia calabura L. (family Elaeocarpaceae; MC) have been separately reported to possess gastroprotective activity. In an attempt to develop a pharmaceutical product with antiulcer potential, the synergistic gastroprotective activity of methanolic extract of a mixture of MM and MC (MMMC) at various ratios was evaluated in rat models. METHODS: Rats were pre-treated orally with 2% Tween 80 (vehicle), 100 mg/kg ranitidine (reference drug) or MMMC (ratios of 1:1, 1:3 and 3:1 (v/v); doses of 15, 150 or 300 mg/kg) and then subjected to the ethanol-induced gastric ulcer or pyloric ligation assays...
November 9, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112289/pharmacokinetics-of-intravenous-lithium-chloride-and-assessment-of-agreement-between-two-methods-of-lithium-concentration-measurement-in-the-horse
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L M Martin, A D Bukoski, D D Whelchel, T J Evans, C E Wiedmeyer, S J Black, P J Johnson
BACKGROUND: Pharmacokinetics of lithium chloride (LiCl) administered as a bolus, once i.v. have not been determined in horses. There is no point-of-care test to measure lithium (Li+ ) concentrations in horses in order to monitor therapeutic levels and avoid toxicity. OBJECTIVES: To determine the pharmacokinetics of LiCl in healthy adult horses and to compare agreement between two methods of plasma Li+ concentration measurement: spectrophotometric enzymatic assay (SEA) and inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS)...
November 7, 2017: Equine Veterinary Journal
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