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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937640/solvent-free-synthesis-and-safener-activity-of-sulfonylurea-benzothiazolines
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Ying Fu, Jing-Yi Wang, Dong Zhang, Yu-Feng Chen, Shuang Gao, Li-Xia Zhao, Fei Ye
A series of novel sulfonylurea benzothiazolines was designed by splicing active groups and bioisosterism. A solvent-free synthetic route was developed for the sulfonylurea benzothiazoline derivatives via the cyclization and carbamylation. All compounds were characterized by IR, ¹H-NMR, (13)C-NMR, HRMS. The biological activity tests indicated the compounds could protect maize against the injury caused by chlorsulfuron to some extent. The molecular docking result showed that the new compound competed with chlorsulfuron to bind with the herbicide target enzyme active site to attain detoxification...
September 22, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937157/mutual-interference-of-cu-and-zn-ions-in-alzheimer-s-disease-perspectives-at-the-molecular-level
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Elena Atrián-Blasco, Amandine Conte-Daban, Christelle Hureau
While metal ions such as copper and zinc are essential in biology, they are also linked to several amyloid-related diseases, including Alzheimer's disease (AD). Zinc and copper can indeed modify the aggregation pathways of the amyloid-β (Aβ) peptide, the key component encountered in AD. In addition, the redox active copper ions do produce Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) when bound to the Aβ peptide. While Cu(i) or Cu(ii) or Zn(ii) coordination to the Aβ has been extensively studied in the last ten years, characterization of hetero-bimetallic Aβ complexes is still scarce...
September 22, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936556/erratum-to-first-human-use-of-hybrid-synthetic-biologic-mesh-in-ventral-hernia-repair-a-multicenter-trial
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James G Bittner, Kevin El-Hayek, Andrew T Strong, Melissa Phillips LaPinska, Jin S Yoo, Eric M Pauli, Matthew Kroh
Some values in the pages 1, 3, and 5 of the original article are corrected and also an updated Table 5 is displayed.
September 21, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935941/modelling-compartmentalization-towards-elucidation-and-engineering-of-spatial-organization-in-biochemical-pathways
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Govind Menon, Chinedu Okeke, J Krishnan
Compartmentalization is a fundamental ingredient, central to the functioning of biological systems at multiple levels. At the cellular level, compartmentalization is a key aspect of the functioning of biochemical pathways and an important element used in evolution. It is also being exploited in multiple contexts in synthetic biology. Accurate understanding of the role of compartments and designing compartmentalized systems needs reliable modelling/systems frameworks. We examine a series of building blocks of signalling and metabolic pathways with compartmental organization...
September 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935911/directing-evolution-the-next-revolution-in-drug-discovery
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Andrew M Davis, Alleyn T Plowright, Eric Valeur
The strong biological rationale to pursue challenging drug targets such as protein-protein interactions has stimulated the development of novel screening strategies, such as DNA-encoded libraries, to allow broader areas of chemical space to be searched. There has also been renewed interest in screening natural products, which are the result of evolutionary selection for a function, such as interference with a key signalling pathway of a competing organism. However, recent advances in several areas, such as understanding of the biosynthetic pathways for natural products, synthetic biology and the development of biosensors to detect target molecules, are now providing new opportunities to directly harness evolutionary pressure to identify and optimize compounds with desired bioactivities...
September 22, 2017: Nature Reviews. Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935290/objectives-and-methodology-of-biobadaser-phase-iii
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Carlos Sanchez-Piedra, M Victoria Hernández Miguel, Javier Manero, Rosa Roselló, Jesús Tomás Sánchez-Costa, Carlos Rodríguez-Lozano, Cristina Campos, Eduardo Cuende, Jesús Carlos Fernández-Lopez, Sagrario Bustabad, Raquel Martín Domenech, Eva Pérez-Pampín, Javier Del Pino-Montes, Ana Milena Millan-Arcineas, Federico Díaz-González, Juan Jesús Gómez-Reino
OBJECTIVE: Describe the objectives, methods and results of the first year of the new version of the Spanish registry of adverse events involving biological therapies and synthetic drugs with an identifiable target in rheumatic diseases (BIOBADASER III). METHODOLOGY: Multicenter prospective registry of patients with rheumatic inflammatory diseases being treated with biological drugs or synthetic drugs with an identifiable target in rheumatology departments in Spain...
September 18, 2017: Reumatología Clinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935102/biosynthesis-of-legionaminic-acid-and-its-incorporation-into-glycoconjugates
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Ian C Schoenhofen, N Martin Young, Michel Gilbert
Legionaminic acids are analogs of sialic acid that occur in cell surface glycoconjugates of several bacteria. Because legionaminic acids share the same stereochemistry as sialic acid but differ at C7 and C9, they are interesting analogs to probe the impact of varying exocyclic moieties (C7-C9) on biological activities such as susceptibilities to sialidases, interactions with Siglecs and immunogenicity. There are currently no reports on the bacterial enzymes that transfer legionaminic acids to these cell surface glycoconjugates, but some mammalian and bacterial sialyltransferases display donor promiscuity and can use CMP-Leg5,7Ac2 efficiently enough to transfer Leg5,7Ac2 to their natural acceptor glycans...
2017: Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934501/model-based-design-of-rna-hybridization-networks-implemented-in-living-cells
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Guillermo Rodrigo, Satya Prakash, Shensi Shen, Eszter Majer, José-Antonio Daròs, Alfonso Jaramillo
Synthetic gene circuits allow the behavior of living cells to be reprogrammed, and non-coding small RNAs (sRNAs) are increasingly being used as programmable regulators of gene expression. However, sRNAs (natural or synthetic) are generally used to regulate single target genes, while complex dynamic behaviors would require networks of sRNAs regulating each other. Here, we report a strategy for implementing such networks that exploits hybridization reactions carried out exclusively by multifaceted sRNAs that are both targets of and triggers for other sRNAs...
September 19, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934494/derivatives-of-bst-like-gss-polymerase-with-improved-processivity-and-inhibitor-tolerance
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Igor P Oscorbin, Ekaterina A Belousova, Ulyana A Boyarskikh, Aleksandr I Zakabunin, Evgeny A Khrapov, Maksim L Filipenko
At the moment, one of the actual trends in medical diagnostics is a development of methods for practical applications such as point-of-care testing, POCT or research tools, for example, whole genome amplification, WGA. All the techniques are based on using of specific DNA polymerases having strand displacement activity, high synthetic processivity, fidelity and, most significantly, tolerance to contaminants, appearing from analysed biological samples or collected under purification procedures. Here, we have designed a set of fusion enzymes based on catalytic domain of DNA polymerase I from Geobacillus sp...
September 19, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933263/anticancer-properties-of-a-new-hybrid-analog-ad-013-combining-a-coumarin-scaffold-with-an-%C3%AE-methylene-%C3%AE-lactone-motif
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Angelika Długosz, Katarzyna Gach-Janczak, Jacek Szymański, Dariusz Deredas, Henryk Krawczyk, Tomasz Janecki, Anna Janecka
Background Coumarin is a natural phytochemical but as such has no medical uses. However, various natural and synthetic coumarin analogs attract attention due to their interesting biological properties. </P><P> Objective Here, we evaluated and compared anticancer properties of a new synthetic hybrid compound AD-013, which integrates a coumarin moiety and an α-methylene-δ-lactone motif, with novobiocin, a natural antibiotic bearing a coumarin scaffold. </P><P> Method Cytotoxic activities of compound AD-013 and novobiocin were assessed by the MTT assay...
September 21, 2017: Anti-cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933147/antimicrobial-chitosan-and-chitosan-derivatives-a-review-of-the-structure-activity-relationship
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Priyanka Sahariah, Már Másson
This review gives an updated overview of the current state-of-the-art for antimicrobial chitosan and chitosan derivatives and the effects of structural modifications on activity and toxicity. The various synthetic routes introduced for chemical modification of chitosan are discussed and the most common functional groups are highlighted. Different analytical techniques used for structural characterization of the synthesized chitosan derivatives are discussed and critically evaluated. For the purpose of this review, the antimicrobial chitosan derivatives have been classified on the basis of the type of functional group conjugated to the polymer backbone...
September 21, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933081/-recent-advances-of-synthetic-biology-for-production-of-functional-ingredients-in-chinese-materia-medica
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Xin-Yao Su, Jian-Ping Xue, Cai-Xia Wang
The functional ingredients in Chinese materia medica are the main active substance for traditional Chinese medicine and most of them are secondary metabolites derivatives. Until now,the main method to obtain those functional ingredients is through direct extraction from the Chinese materia medica. However, the income is very low because of the high extraction costs and the decreased medicinal plants. Synthetic biology technology, as a new and microbial approach, can be able to carry out large-scale production of functional ingredients and greatly ease the shortage of traditional Chinese medicine ingredients...
November 2016: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933080/-recent-advances-in-biosynthetic-pathway-and-synthetic-biology-of-taxol
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Xue-Jun Kuang, Cai-Xia Wang, Li-Qiu Zou, Ying Li, Chao Sun
Taxol, a kind of terpenoid secondary metabolite produced by Taxus brevifolia, is an effective anticancer drug that manufacture relies mainly on the extraction form plants. In order to solve the resource shortage, a lot of work has been done to develop the alternative method. Recently, using synthetic biology to realize heterologous biosynthesis of the precursors of taxol has become a hotspot. Now, the basic framework of taxol biosynthetic pathways has been confirmed, and most enzyme genes involved in taxol biosynthesis have been cloned and identified...
November 2016: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933078/-advance-in-biosynthesis-of-terpenoid-indole-alkaloids-and-its-regulation-in-catharanthus-roseus
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Xue-Jun Kuang, Cai-Xia Wang, Li-Qiu Zou, Xiao-Xuan Zhu, Chao Sun
Catharanthus roseus can produce a variety of terpenoid indole alkaloids (TIA), most of which exhibit strong pharmacological activities. Hence, biosynthesis and regulation of TIA have received recent attention. 3α (S)-strictosidine is an important node in TIA biosynthesis, which is a condensation product of secologanin and tryptamine. The former is produced in iridoid pathway, and the latter is produced in indole pathway. Vindoline and catharanthine, which are produced respectively by 3α (S)-strictosidine via multi-step enzymatic reaction, can form α-3, 4-anhydrovinblastine by the condensation reaction...
November 2016: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933077/-advance-in-flavonoids-biosynthetic-pathway-and-synthetic-biology
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Li-Qiu Zou, Cai-Xia Wang, Xue-Jun Kuang, Ying Li, Chao Sun
Flavonoids are the valuable components in medicinal plants, which possess a variety of pharmacological activities, including anti-tumor, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities. There is an unambiguous understanding about flavonoids biosynthetic pathway, that is,2S-flavanones including naringenin and pinocembrin are the skeleton of other flavonoids and they can transform to other flavonoids through branched metabolic pathway. Elucidation of the flavonoids biosynthetic pathway lays a solid foundation for their synthetic biology...
November 2016: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933076/-strategies-of-elucidation-of-biosynthetic-pathways-of-natural-products
#16
Li-Qiu Zou, Xue-Jun Kuang, Chao Sun, Shi-Lin Chen
Elucidation of the biosynthetic pathways of natural products is not only the major goal of herb genomics, but also the solid foundation of synthetic biology of natural products. Here, this paper reviewed recent advance in this field and put forward strategies to elucidate the biosynthetic pathway of natural products. Firstly, a proposed biosynthetic pathway should be set up based on well-known knowledge about chemical reactions and information on the identified compounds, as well as studies with isotope tracer...
November 2016: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933075/-key-technologies-in-synthetic-biology-of-natural-products
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Xue-Jun Kuang, Li-Qiu Zou, Ying Li, Chao Sun, Shi-Lin Chen
Natural products with complex and diverse structures are the major sources of new drugs. The biosynthesis of natural products is considered to be one of the best ways to solve the problems of complex and scarce natural products. DNA assembly technology and genome editing technology are two key technologies in the emerging interdisciplinary field of synthetic biology. A number of novel DNA assembly methods developed in the last few years have paved the way for the engineering of high molecular weight DNA molecules, including whole genomes, hence, it can realize the reconstruction of the metabolic pathways and speed up optimization process...
November 2016: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933072/-metabolomics-research-of-medicinal-plants
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Li-Xin Duan, Yun-Tao Dai, Chao Sun, Shi-Lin Chen
Metabolomics is the comprehensively study of chemical processes involving small molecule metabolites. It is an important part of systems biology, and is widely applied in complex traditional Chinese medicine(TCM)system. Metabolites biosynthesized by medicinal plants are the effective basis for TCM. Metabolomics studies of medicinal plants will usher in a new period of vigorous development with the implementation of Herb Genome Program and the development of TCM synthetic biology. This manuscript introduces the recent research progresses of metabolomics technology and the main research contents of metabolomics studies for medicinal plants, including identification and quality evaluation for medicinal plants, cultivars breeding, stress resistance, metabolic pathways, metabolic network, metabolic engineering and synthetic biology researches...
November 2016: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932181/invasive-intraneural-interfaces-foreign-body-reaction-issues
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REVIEW
Fiorenza Lotti, Federico Ranieri, Gianluca Vadalà, Loredana Zollo, Giovanni Di Pino
Intraneural interfaces are stimulation/registration devices designed to couple the peripheral nervous system (PNS) with the environment. Over the last years, their use has increased in a wide range of applications, such as the control of a new generation of neural-interfaced prostheses. At present, the success of this technology is limited by an electrical impedance increase, due to an inflammatory response called foreign body reaction (FBR), which leads to the formation of a fibrotic tissue around the interface, eventually causing an inefficient transduction of the electrical signal...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930617/genetic-manipulation-of-microalgae-for-the-production-of-bioproducts
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Patricia Vazquez-Villegas, Mario A Torres-Acosta, Sergio A Garcia-Echauri, Jose M Aguilar-Yanez, Marco Rito-Palomares, Federico Ruiz-Ruiz
Microalgae have been used during the past four decades in the Bio-industries for the production of high added value products and development of useful approaches with environmental applications. The fast growing rate, simple growth requirements and using sunlight as the major source of energy are the key factors for usage of algae. In the past 15 years, a considerable progress has been made regarding the use of microalgae for production of proteins, nutraceuticals, food supplements, molecular tags for diagnostics and fixation of greenhouse gases...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Elite Edition)
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