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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437776/large-scale-seaweed-cultivation-diverges-water-and-sediment-microbial-communities-in-the-coast-of-nan-ao-island-south-china-sea
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Xinfei Xie, Zhili He, Xiaojuan Hu, Huaqun Yin, Xueduan Liu, Yufeng Yang
Seaweed cultivation not only provides economy benefits, but also remediates the environment contaminated by mariculture of animals (e.g., fish, shrimps). However, the response of microbial communities to seaweed cultivation is poorly understood. In this study, we analyzed the diversity, composition, and structure of water and sediment microbial communities at a seaweed, Gracilaria lemaneiformis, cultivation zone and a control zone near Nan'ao Island, South China Sea by MiSeq sequencing of 16S rRNA gene amplicons...
April 21, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436444/transcriptome-profiling-of-sulfate-deprivation-responses-in-two-agarophytes-gracilaria-changii-and-gracilaria-salicornia-rhodophyta
#2
Wei-Kang Lee, Parameswari Namasivayam, Janna Ong Abdullah, Chai-Ling Ho
Seaweeds survive in marine waters with high sulfate concentration compared to those living at freshwater habitats. The cell wall polymer of Gracilaria spp. which supplies more than 50% of the world agar is heavily sulfated. Since sulfation reduces the agar quality, it is interesting to investigate the effects of sulfate deprivation on the sulfate contents of seaweed and agar, as well as the metabolic pathways of these seaweeds. In this study, two agarophytes G. changii and G. salicornia were treated under sulfate deprivation for 5 days...
April 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435055/cloning-and-characterization-of-a-new-cold-adapted-and-thermo-tolerant-%C3%AE-carrageenase-from-marine-bacterium-flavobacterium-sp-ys-80-122
#3
Shangyong Li, Jianhua Hao, Mi Sun
ι-Carrageenases play a role in marine ι-carrageenan degradation, and their enzymatic hydrolysates are thought to be excellent antioxidants. In this study, we identified a new ι-carrageenase, encoded by cgiF, in psychrophilic bacterium Flavobacterium sp. YS-80-122. The deduced ι-carrageenase, CgiF, belongs to glycoside hydrolase family 82 and shows less than 40% amino acid identity with characterized ι-carrageenases. The activity of recombinant CgiF peaked at 30°C (1,207.8U/mg). Notably, CgiF is a cold-adapted ι-carrageenase, which showed 36...
April 20, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434198/eukaryotic-diversity-in-late-pleistocene-marine-sediments-around-a-shallow-methane-hydrate-deposit-in-the-japan-sea
#4
M Kouduka, A S Tanabe, S Yamamoto, K Yanagawa, Y Nakamura, F Akiba, H Tomaru, H Toju, Y Suzuki
Marine sediments contain eukaryotic DNA deposited from overlying water columns. However, a large proportion of deposited eukaryotic DNA is aerobically biodegraded in shallow marine sediments. Cold seep sediments are often anaerobic near the sediment-water interface, so eukaryotic DNA in such sediments is expected to be preserved. We investigated deeply buried marine sediments in the Japan Sea, where a methane hydrate deposit is associated with cold seeps. Quantitative PCR analysis revealed the reproducible recovery of eukaryotic DNA in marine sediments at depths up to 31...
April 23, 2017: Geobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432948/butanol-fermentation-of-the-brown-seaweed-laminaria-digitata-by-clostridium-beijerinckii-dsm-6422
#5
Xiaoru Hou, Nikolaj From, Irini Angelidaki, Wouter J J Huijgen, Anne-Belinda Bjerre
Seaweed represents an abundant, renewable, and fast-growing biomass resource for 3rd generation biofuel production. This study reports an efficient butanol fermentation process carried out by Clostridium beijerinckii DSM-6422 using enzymatic hydrolysate of the sugar-rich brown seaweed Laminaria digitata harvested from the coast of the Danish North Sea as substrate. The highest butanol yield (0.42g/g-consumed-substrates) compared to literature was achieved, with a significantly higher butanol:acetone-butanol-ethanol (ABE) molar ratio (0...
April 11, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431944/green-seaweed-enteromorpha-compressa-chlorophyta-ulvaceae-derived-sulphated-polysaccharides-inhibit-herpes-simplex-virus
#6
Nayara Lopes, Sayani Ray, Samantha Fernandes Espada, Weslei Andrade Bomfim, Bimalendu Ray, Lígia Carla Faccin-Galhardi, Rosa Elisa Carvalho Linhares, Carlos Nozawa
The herpes simplex virus (HSV) diseases represent a relevant medical and social problem due to their communicability and recurrence following latency. The green algae are rich source of polysaccharides referred to as ulvans, reported as being biologically and pharmacologically active. In this work, we analyzed the activity of seven chemically modified polysaccharides from Enteromorpha compressa (Chlorophyta, Ulvaceae), against HSV. Only the derivative named SU1F1 showed satisfactory viral inhibition activity, with a high selectivity index, and, therefore, it was submitted to analysis of the probable mechanism of action and structure...
April 18, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429921/relationship-between-dietary-patterns-and-brachial-ankle-pulse-wave-velocity-among-middle-aged-adults-in-japan
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Shota Moyama, Kazuhiro Minami, Mihiro Yano, Masumi Okumura, Susumu Hayashi, Hiroshi Takayama, Akira Yorimoto
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Arterial stiffness is a leading cause of cardiovascular disease (CVD), and it is considered to be affected by dietary intake. However, few studies have examined the relationship between major dietary patterns and brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV) among Japanese middle-aged subjects. We studied whether major dietary patterns were associated with baPWV in this population. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: Between 2009 and 2012, 70 Japanese middle-aged subjects (39 men and 31 women) with no history of stroke, coronary heart disease, or cancer were studied...
May 2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429792/nutrient-removal-from-chinese-coastal-waters-by-large-scale-seaweed-aquaculture
#8
Xi Xiao, Susana Agusti, Fang Lin, Ke Li, Yaoru Pan, Yan Yu, Yuhan Zheng, Jiaping Wu, Carlos M Duarte
China is facing intense coastal eutrophication. Large-scale seaweed aquaculture in China is popular, now accounting for over 2/3's of global production. Here, we estimate the nutrient removal capability of large-scale Chinese seaweed farms to determine its significance in mitigating eutrophication. We combined estimates of yield and nutrient concentration of Chinese seaweed aquaculture to quantify that one hectare of seaweed aquaculture removes the equivalent nutrient inputs entering 17.8 ha for nitrogen and 126...
April 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429775/fucoxanthin-provides-neuroprotection-in-models-of-traumatic-brain-injury-via-the-nrf2-are-and-nrf2-autophagy-pathways
#9
Li Zhang, Handong Wang, Youwu Fan, Yongyue Gao, Xiang Li, Zhigang Hu, Ke Ding, Yujie Wang, Xiaoliang Wang
Fucoxanthin is abundant in seaweed and is considered as a powerful antioxidant. It has been proposed to possess anti-cancer, anti-obesity and anti-diabetes effects. However, its roles in brain injury models have not been fully understood. The objective of this study was to investigate the neuroprotection of fucoxanthin in models of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and the role of the nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2)-antioxidant-response element (ARE) and Nrf2-autophagy pathways in the putative neuroprotection...
April 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423078/characterization-and-bioactivities-of-a-novel-polysaccharide-obtained-from-gracilariopsis-lemaneiformis
#10
Chen-Shan Shi, Ya-Xin Sang, Gui-Qing Sun, Tian-Ye Li, Zheng-Si Gong, Xiang-Hong Wang
Gracilariopsis lemaneiformis is a type of red alga that contains seaweed polysaccharide agar. In this study, a novel non-agar seaweed polysaccharide fraction named GCP (short of crude polysaccharide obtained from Gracilariopsis lemaneiformis) was isolated from Gracilariopsis lemaneiformis. Structural analysis showed that GCP shows triple helical chain conformation when dissolved in water and has many branches and long side chains. Also, 1→3 linkage is the major linkage and the sugar structures are galactopyranose configurations linked by β-type glycosidic linkages...
January 2017: Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420078/natural-phenol-polymers-recent-advances-in-food-and-health-applications
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REVIEW
Lucia Panzella, Alessandra Napolitano
Natural phenol polymers are widely represented in nature and include a variety of classes including tannins and lignins as the most prominent. Largely consumed foods are rich sources of phenol polymers, notably black foods traditionally used in East Asia, but other non-edible, easily accessible sources, e.g., seaweeds and wood, have been considered with increasing interest together with waste materials from agro-based industries, primarily grape pomace and other byproducts of fruit and coffee processing. Not in all cases were the main structural components of these materials identified because of their highly heterogeneous nature...
April 14, 2017: Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417922/indole-derivatives-isolated-from-brown-alga-sargassum-thunbergii-inhibit-adipogenesis-through-ampk-activation-in-3t3-l1-preadipocytes
#12
Min-Cheol Kang, Yuling Ding, Eun-A Kim, Youn Kyung Choi, Thiago de Araujo, Soo-Jin Heo, Seung-Hong Lee
Seaweed, a popular and abundant food ingredient mainly consumed in Asian countries, is a good source of bioactive compounds with anti-obesity effects. However, the anti-obesity effects of Sargassum thunbergii have not yet been established. In this study, we isolated six indole derivatives (STCs)-indole-2-carboxaldehyde (STC-1), indole-3-carboxaldehyde (STC-2), indole-4-carboxaldehyde (STC-3), indole-5-carboxaldehyde (STC-4), indole-6-carboxaldehyde (STC-5), and indole-7-carboxaldehyde (STC-6)-from S. thunbergii and evaluated their inhibitory effects on adipocyte differentiation in 3T3-L1 cells...
April 12, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406051/antidepressant-like-deliverables-from-the-sea-evidence-on-the-efficacy-of-three-different-brown-seaweeds-via-involvement-of-monoaminergic-system
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Pirzada Jamal Ahmed Siddiqui, Adnan Khan, Nizam Uddin, Saima Khaliq, Munawwer Rasheed, Shazia Nawaz, Muhammad Hanif, Ahsana Dar
Brown seaweeds exhibit several health benefits in treating and managing wide array of ailments. In this study, the antidepressant-like effect of methaolic extracts from Sargassum swartzii (SS), Stoechospermum marginatum (SM), and Nizamuddinia zanardinii (NZ) was examined in forced swimming test (FST), in rats. Oral administration of SS, SM, and NZ extract (30-60 mg/kg) exhibited antidepressant-like activity in FST by reducing immobility time as compared to control group, without inducing significant change in ambulatory behavior in open field test...
April 13, 2017: Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404223/standardization-of-biopolymer-production-from-seaweed-associative-bacteria
#14
Ramya R, Sangeetha Devi R, Manikandan A, Rajesh Kannan V
Polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) is the biodegradable plastic, which is shown the similar properties to the synthetic plastic. Production of PHA is expensive when compared with petrochemical based plastics costs and also hazardous to ecosystem. In order to overcome these drawbacks, some cheaper commercially available carbon sources like rice bran, coconut cake, palm jaggary, etc. can be used. The present study aimed to identify the potential PHA producing bacterial strains from different seaweeds. Based on PHA production and crotonic acid assay, two bacterial strains were screened and designated as M3 and S6 which were found to be efficient PHA producers...
April 9, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400614/tropicalization-strengthens-consumer-pressure-on-habitat-forming-seaweeds
#15
Salvador Zarco-Perello, Thomas Wernberg, Tim J Langlois, Mathew A Vanderklift
Ocean warming is driving species poleward, causing a 'tropicalization' of temperate ecosystems around the world. Increasing abundances of tropical herbivores on temperate reefs could accelerate declines in habitat-forming seaweeds with devastating consequences for these important marine ecosystems. Here we document an expansion of rabbitfish (Siganus fuscescens), a tropical herbivore, on temperate reefs in Western Australia following a marine heatwave and demonstrate their impact on local kelp forests (Ecklonia radiata)...
April 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400184/isolation-of-fucoidan-from-sargassum-polycystum-brown-algae-structural-characterization-in-vitro-antioxidant-and-anticancer-activity
#16
Subramanian Palanisamy, Manoharan Vinosha, Thangapandi Marudhupandi, Periyannan Rajasekar, Narayanan Marimuthu Prabhu
In this study antioxidant and anticancer effect of fucoidan isolated from brown seaweed Sargassum polycystum was investigated. The total yield of fucoidan was 4.51±0.24%, of these, 46.8% of fucose and 22.35±0.23% of sulphate respectively. The structural characteristic of fucoidan was analyzed by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and nuclear magnetic resonance. The antioxidant properties were determined by DPPH scavenging, reducing power and total antioxidant assays. The maximum DPPH scavenging activity (61...
April 9, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397013/modulatory-efficacy-of-dieckol-on-xenobiotic-metabolizing-enzymes-cell-proliferation-apoptosis-invasion-and-angiogenesis-during-ndea-induced-rat-hepatocarcinogenesis
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Velayutham Sadeeshkumar, Arul Duraikannu, Samuthrapandian Ravichandran, Paulrasu Kodisundaram, Wilson Sylvester Fredrick, Rajagopal Gobalakrishnan
Dieckol (DEK) is a major polyphenol of marine brown seaweed Ecklonia cava which is a potential candidate for cancer therapy. However, the underlying mechanism of DEK as an anticancer drug remains to be elucidated. In this study, we evaluated the molecular mechanisms involved in the chemopreventive efficacy of DEK in N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA)-induced hepatocarcinogenesis rats by analyzing markers of xenobiotic-metabolizing enzymes (XMEs), apoptosis, invasion, and angiogenesis. Rats administered NDEA developed hepatocarcinogenesis that displayed apoptosis avoidance coupled to upregulation of pro-inflammatory, invasion, and angiogenesis markers...
April 10, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393631/prebiotic-evaluation-of-red-seaweed-kappaphycus-alvarezii-using-in-vitro-colon-model
#18
Dayang Marshitah Bajury, Muhamad Hanif Rawi, Iqbal Hakim Sazali, Aminah Abdullah, Shahrul Razid Sarbini
Red seaweed (Kappaphycus alvarezii) cultivated from Sabah (RSS) and Langkawi (RSL) were digested using in vitro mouth, gastric and duodenal model. The digested seaweed then fermented in a pH-controlled batch culture system inoculated with human faeces to mimic the distal colon. Bacterial enumeration were monitored using fluorescent in situ hybridisation, and the fermentation end products, the short chain fatty acids (SCFA), were analysed using HPLC. Both RSS and RSL showed significant increase of Bifidobacterium sp...
April 10, 2017: International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389351/enhancing-colour-and-oxidative-stabilities-of-reduced-nitrites-turkey-meat-sausages-during-refrigerated-storage-using-fucoxanthin-purified-from-the-tunisian-seaweed-cystoseira-barbata
#19
Sabrine Sellimi, Ghada Ksouda, Abdelkarim Ben Slima, Rim Nasri, Marguerite Rinaudo, Moncef Nasri, Mohamed Hajji
The present study investigated the angiotensin-I converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitory activity and the antioxidant properties, in vitro and in cured meat sausages containing reduced levels of sodium nitrites, of fucoxanthin purified from the Tunisian brown seaweed Cystoseira barbata (CBFX). Results revealed that CBFX exhibited great scavenging activities against DPPH free radicals (EC50 = 136 μg/ml), peroxyl radicals in the linoleate-β-carotene system (EC50 = 43 μg/ml) and hydroxyl radicals generated by Fenton reaction (DNA nicking assay)...
April 4, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386158/valorisation-to-biogas-of-macroalgal-waste-streams-a-circular-approach-to-bioproducts-and-bioenergy-in-ireland
#20
Silvia Tedesco, Joseph Stokes
Seaweeds (macroalgae) have been recently attracting more and more interest as a third generation feedstock for bioenergy and biofuels. However, several barriers impede the deployment of competitive seaweed-based energy. The high cost associated to seaweed farming and harvesting, as well as their seasonal availability and biochemical composition currently make macroalgae exploitation too expensive for energy production only. Recent studies have indicated a possible solution to aforementioned challenges may lay in seaweed integrated biorefinery, in which a bioenergy and/or biofuel production step ends an extractions cascade of high-value bioproducts...
2017: Chemické Zvesti
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