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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073464/gambierdiscus-balechii-sp-nov-dinophyceae-a-new-benthic-toxic-dinoflagellate-from-the-celebes-sea-sw-pacific-ocean
#1
Santiago Fraga, Francisco Rodríguez, Pilar Riobó, Isabel Bravo
A new benthic toxic dinoflagellate is described from the Celebes Sea. Gambierdiscus balechii sp. nov. was isolated from seaweeds growing in tidal ponds. Its morphology was studied by means of LM and SEM; G. balechii has a very ornamented theca, a hatchet shaped second apical plate, a narrow second antapical plate and an asymmetrical third precigular plate, a unique combination of characters among Gambierdiscus species. It has a very wide size range with widths from 36 to 88μm. Phylogenetic analyses of two G...
September 2016: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065754/mechanisms-involved-in-antinociception-induced-by-a-polysulfated-fraction-from-seaweed-gracilaria-cornea-in-the-temporomandibular-joint-of-rats
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Chistiane Oliveira Coura, Hellíada Vasconcelos Chaves, Danielle Rocha do Val, Lorena Vasconcelos Vieira, Felipe Dantas Silveira, Fernanda Maxcynne Lino Dos Santos Lopes, Francisco Isaac Fernandes Gomes, Annyta Fernandes Frota, Ricardo Basto Souza, Juliana Trindade Clemente-Napimoga, Mirna Marques Bezerra, Norma Maria Barros Benevides
Temporomandibular disorder is a common clinical condition involving pain in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) region. This study assessed the antinociceptive effects of a polysulfated fraction from the red seaweed Gracilaria cornea (Gc-FI) on the formalin-induced TMJ hypernociception in rats and investigated the involvement of different mechanisms. Male Wistar rats were pretreated with injection (sc) of saline or Gc-FI 1h before intra- TMJ injection of formalin to evaluate the nociception. The results showed that pretreatment with Gc-FI significantly reduced formalin-induced nociceptive behavior...
January 5, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064049/anti-diarrhoeal-therapeutic-potential-and-safety-assessment-of-sulphated-polysaccharide-fraction-from-gracilaria-intermedia-seaweed-in-mice
#3
Ana Carolina M Leódido, Luis E C Costa, Thiago S L Araújo, Douglas S Costa, Nayara A Sousa, Luan K M Souza, Francisca B M Sousa, Manoel D S Filho, Daniel F P Vasconcelos, Felipe R P Silva, Kerolayne M Nogueira, Alyne R Araújo, Francisco Clark N Barros, Ana Lúcia P Freitas, Jand Venes R Medeiros
Sulphated polysaccharides extracted from algae have been extensively studied for their diverse biological activities. Thus, the purpose of this study was to evaluate the chemical composition, the anti-diarrhoeal effect and acute toxicity of a sulphated polysaccharide fraction obtained from Gracilaria intermedia (SP-Gi). Initially, the FT-IR of SP-Gi revealed to be an agaran with sulphation at C-6 of the l-galactosyl residues. The anti-diarrhoeal activity of SP-Gi was evaluated in a castor oil-induced diarrhoea model...
January 5, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063411/the-properties-of-red-seaweed-kappaphycus-alvarezii-and-its-effect-on-mammary-carcinogenesis
#4
Vi-Sion Chang, Patrick N Okechukwu, Swee-Sen Teo
The edible red seaweed (Kappaphycus alvarezii) is one of the algae species which was found to be rich in nutrients and nutraceutical. Hence, K. alvarezii may have the ability to suppress cancer through its antiproliferative properties. The aim of this study was to investigate the potential compounds of K. alvarezii, cytotoxicity properties of K. alvarezii extract on breast cancer cell line (MCF-7), investigated toxicity effect of high dosage K. alvarezii extract in rats and determined the effect of K. alvarezii on 7, 12-dimethylbenz[a]anthracene (DMBA) mammary carcinogenesis in rats...
January 4, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053587/antimicrobial-antioxidant-properties-and-chemical-composition-of-seaweeds-collected-from-saudi-arabia-red-sea-and-arabian-gulf
#5
Nadine M S Moubayed, Hadeel Jawad Al Houri, Manal M Al Khulaifi, Dunia A Al Farraj
The present study demonstrates the antibacterial activity of selected brown and green marine algae collected from Saudi Arabia Red Sea and Arabian Gulf. The methanolic and acetone extracts were tested against gram positive, gram negative bacteria and Candida albicans in an attempt to be used as an alternative to commonly used antibiotics. Both brown seaweed species Sargassum latifolium B and Sargassum platycarpum A methanolic extracts were found to be active against gram positive than gram negative; however, S...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042834/phlorotannins-towards-new-pharmacological-interventions-for-diabetes-mellitus-type-2
#6
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Graciliana Lopes, Paula B Andrade, Patrícia Valentão
Diabetes mellitus is a group of metabolic disorders characterized by hyperglycaemia, and predicted by the World Health Organization as the expected 7th leading cause of death in 2030. Diabetes mellitus type 2 (DMT2) comprises the majority of diabetic individuals around the world (90%-95%). Pathophysiologically, this disorder results from a deregulation of glucose homeostasis, worsened by overweight and by a sedentary lifestyle, culminating in life-threatening cardiovascular events. The currently available anti-diabetic drugs are not devoid of undesirable side effects, sometimes responsible for poor therapeutic compliance...
December 30, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038749/structure-and-anticoagulant-property-of-a-sulfated-polysaccharide-isolated-from-the-green-seaweed-monostroma-angicava
#7
Na Li, Xue Liu, Xiaoxi He, Shuyao Wang, Sujian Cao, Zheng Xia, Huali Xian, Ling Qin, Wenjun Mao
An anticoagulant-active polysaccharide PF2 was extracted with boiling water from the green seaweed Monostroma angicava, further purified by anion-exchange and size-exclusion chromatography. PF2 was a rhamnan-type sulfated polysaccharide with molecular weight of about 88.1kDa. Results of chemical and spectroscopic analyses demonstrated that PF2 consisted of→3)-α-l-Rhap-(1→ and →2)-α-l-Rhap-(1→residues, with partially branches at C-2 of→3)-α-l-Rhap-(1→residues. Sulfate groups were substituted at C-3 of →2)-α-l-Rhap-(1→ residues...
March 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034290/marine-algae-as-a-prospective-source-for-antidiabetic-compounds-a-brief-review
#8
S P Unnikrishnan, A M Jayasri
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a metabolic disorder characterized by chronic hyperglycaemia, which is attributed by several life threatening complications including atherosclerosis, nephropathy, and retinopathy. The current therapies available for the management of DM mainly include oral antidiabetic drugs and insulin injections. However, continuous use of synthetic drugs provides lower healing with many side effects. Therefore, there is an urge for safe and efficient antidiabetic drugs for the management of DM...
December 29, 2016: Current Diabetes Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033722/inorganic-arsenic-determination-in-food-a-review-of-analytical-proposals-and-quality-assessment-over-the-last-six-years
#9
Toni Llorente-Mirandes, Roser Rubio, José Fermín López-Sánchez
Here we review recent developments in analytical proposals for the assessment of inorganic arsenic (iAs) content in food products. Interest in the determination of iAs in products for human consumption such as food commodities, wine, and seaweed among others is fueled by the wide recognition of its toxic effects on humans, even at low concentrations. Currently, the need for robust and reliable analytical methods is recognized by various international safety and health agencies, and by organizations in charge of establishing acceptable tolerance levels of iAs in food...
January 2017: Applied Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031251/expression-and-biochemical-characterization-and-substrate-specificity-of-the-fucoidanase-from-formosa-algae
#10
Artem S Silchenko, Nadezhda E Ustyuzhanina, Mikhail I Kusaykin, Vadim B Krylov, Alexander S Shashkov, Andrey S Dmitrenok, Roza V Usoltseva, Anastasiya O Zueva, Nikolay E Nifantiev, Tatyana N Zvyagintseva
A gene that encodes fucoidanase ffa2 in the marine bacterium Formosa algae strain KMM 3553(T) was cloned, and the protein (FFA2) was produced in Escherichia coli Recombinant fucoidanase FFA2 was purified, and the biochemical properties of this enzyme were studied. The amino acid sequence of FFA2 showed 57% identity with known fucoidanase FcnA from Mariniflexile fucanivorans. The mass of the gene product FFA2 is 101.2 kDa (918 amino acid residues). Sequence analysis has revealed that fucoidanase FFA2 belongs to the GH107 (CAZy) family...
December 28, 2016: Glycobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024743/human-exposure-to-organic-arsenic-species-from-seafood
#11
Vivien Taylor, Britton Goodale, Andrea Raab, Tanja Schwerdtle, Ken Reimer, Sean Conklin, Margaret R Karagas, Kevin A Francesconi
Seafood, including finfish, shellfish, and seaweed, is the largest contributor to arsenic (As) exposure in many human populations. In contrast to the predominance of inorganic As in water and many terrestrial foods, As in marine-derived foods is present primarily in the form of organic compounds. To date, human exposure and toxicological assessments have focused on inorganic As, while organic As has generally been considered to be non-toxic. However, the high concentrations of organic As in seafood, as well as the often complex As speciation, can lead to complications in assessing As exposure from diet...
December 23, 2016: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018750/red-algal-phylogenomics-provides-a-robust-framework-for-inferring-evolution-of-key-metabolic-pathways
#12
Huan Qiu, Hwan Su Yoon, Debashish Bhattacharya
Red algae comprise an anciently diverged, species-rich phylum with morphologies that span unicells to large seaweeds. Here, leveraging a rich red algal genome and transcriptome dataset, we used 298 single-copy orthologous nuclear genes from 15 red algal species to erect a robust multi-gene phylogeny of Rhodophyta. This tree places red seaweeds (Bangiophyceae and Florideophyceae) at the base of the mesophilic red algae with the remaining non-seaweed mesophilic lineages forming a well-supported sister group. The early divergence of seaweeds contrasts with the evolution of multicellular land plants and brown algae that are nested among multiple, unicellular or filamentous sister lineages...
December 2, 2016: PLoS Currents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003063/increased-potential-for-wound-activated-production-of-prostaglandin-e2-and-related-toxic-compounds-in-non-native-populations-of-gracilaria-vermiculophylla
#13
Mareike Hammann, Martin Rempt, Georg Pohnert, Gaoge Wang, Sung Min Boo, Florian Weinberger
The capacity of the East Asian seaweed Gracilaria vermiculophylla ("Ogonori") for production of prostaglandin E2 from arachidonic acid occasionally causes food poisoning after ingestion. During the last two decades the alga has been introduced to Europe and North America. Non-native populations have been shown to be generally less palatable to marine herbivores than native populations. We hypothesized that the difference in palatability among populations could be due to differences in the algal content of prostaglandins...
January 2016: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000877/low%C3%A2-molecular-weight-fucoidan-inhibits-the-differentiation-of-osteoclasts-and-reduces-osteoporosis-in-ovariectomized-rats
#14
Xin Jin, Liguo Zhu, Xiulan Li, Jian Jia, Yang Zhang, Xiaolei Sun, Jianxiong Ma, Zhaojie Liu, Xinlong Ma
Fucoidan is a type of sulfated polysaccharide isolated from seaweed. The present study used ovariectomized Sprague‑Dawley rats, which were treated with fucoidan. The effects of fucoidan on bone metabolism, density and microarchitecture were assessed using micro‑computed tomography (CT), histomorphometric analysis, biochemical markers of bone metabolism (Serum procollagen type I N propeptide and C‑terminal telopeptide‑1) and tests of mechanical competence of the femur. In addition, the effects of low‑molecular weight fucoidan (LMWF) on in vitro cultured osteoclasts were examined, in order to determine the mechanisms underlying LMWF‑induced osteoclastic inhibition...
December 20, 2016: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997867/multivariate-analysis-of-fatty-acid-and-biochemical-constitutes-of-seaweeds-to-characterize-their-potential-as-bioresource-for-biofuel-and-fine-chemicals
#15
Priyanka Verma, Manoj Kumar, Girish Mishra, Dinabandhu Sahoo
In the present study bio prospecting of thirty seaweeds from Indian coasts was analyzed for their biochemical components including pigments, fatty acid and ash content. Multivariate analysis of biochemical components and fatty acids was done using Principal Component Analysis (PCA) and Agglomerative hierarchical clustering (AHC) to manifest chemotaxonomic relationship among various seaweeds. The overall analysis suggests that these seaweeds have multi-functional properties and can be utilized as promising bioresource for proteins, lipids, pigments and carbohydrates for the food/feed and biofuel industry...
November 15, 2016: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994679/brown-seaweed-fucoidan-inhibits-cancer-progression-by-dual-regulation-of-mir-29c-adam12-and-mir-17-5p-pten-axes-in-human-breast-cancer-cells
#16
Szu-Yuan Wu, Alexander T H Wu, Kevin Sheng-Po Yuan, Shing Hwa Liu
In this study, we observed that brown seaweed fucoidan inhibited human breast cancer progression by upregulating microRNA (miR)-29c and downregulating miR-17-5p, thereby suppressing their target genes, a disintegrin and metalloproteinase 12 (ADAM12) and phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN), respectively. Moreover, fucoidan reduced the luciferase activity of 3'-untranslated region reporter; treatment of cells with the miR-29c mimic or miR-17-5p inhibitor also produced similar results. These effects of fucoidan inhibited the epithelial-mesenchymal transition in breast cancer cells, as evidenced by an increase in E-cadherin and a drop in N-cadherin, and inhibited breast cancer cell survival, as evidenced by the activation of the phosphoinositide 3-kinase/Akt pathway...
2016: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990562/bioethanol-production-from-gracilaria-verrucosa-using-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-adapted-to-nacl-or-galactose
#17
Trung Hau Nguyen, Chae Hun Ra, InYung Sunwoo, Gwi-Taek Jeong, Sung-Koo Kim
This study examined the pretreatment, enzymatic saccharification, and fermentation of the red macroalgae Gracilaria verrucosa using adapted saccharomyces cerevisiae to galactose or NaCl for the increase of bioethanol yield. Pretreatment with thermal acid hydrolysis to obtain galactose was carried out with 11.7% (w/v) seaweed slurry and 373 mM H2SO4 at 121 °C for 59 min. Glucose was obtained from enzymatic hydrolysis. Enzymatic saccharification was performed with a mixture of 16 U/mL Celluclast 1.5L and Viscozyme L at 45 °C for 48 h...
December 18, 2016: Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987874/synthesis-and-characterization-of-seaweed-cellulose-derived-carboxymethyl-cellulose
#18
Duraikkannu Shanthana Lakshmi, Nitin Trivedi, C R K Reddy
In the present study, cellulose (SWC) extracted from green seaweed Ulva fasciata was processed to synthesize carboxymethyl cellulose (SWCMC). The seaweed cellulose (∼15% DW) was first processed for α cellulose extraction (10.1% on DW) followed by the synthesis and characterization of SWCMC. Thin films were prepared using commercial CMC (CCMC), SWCMC and SWCMC-metal nanoparticle (2% wt/v) by solvent evaporation technique. Films were studied for molecular weight, degree of carboxylation, viscosity and characterized by FT-IR and TGA...
February 10, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987869/minor-polysaccharidic-constituents-from-the-red-seaweed-hypnea-musciformis-appearance-of-a-novel-branched-uronic-acid
#19
Vanina A Cosenza, Diego A Navarro, Carlos A Stortz
Two polysaccharide fractions isolated from Hypnea musciformis after room temperature- and hot water extraction, soluble after KCl precipitation of the more abundant carrageenans, were subfractionated by ion-exchange chromatography eluting with increasing concentrations of NaCl. The lowest NaCl concentration (0.2M) eluted agarans. The dl-hybrids (or mixtures) eluted at intermediate concentrations of NaCl. The d/l-galactose ratio and the sulfate proportion increased with the NaCl concentration. Different types of substitution were present, mainly at C-3 with sulfate, Xyl and methylated Gal stubs, as well as low amounts of 3,6-AnGal...
February 10, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987272/agarolytic-bacterium-persicobacter-sp-ccb-qb2-exhibited-a-diauxic-growth-involving-galactose-utilization-pathway
#20
Go Furusawa, Nyok-Sean Lau, Appalasamy Suganthi, Abdullah Al-Ashraf Amirul
The agarolytic bacterium Persicobacter sp. CCB-QB2 was isolated from seaweed (genus Ulva) collected from a coastal area of Malaysia. Here, we report a high-quality draft genome sequence for QB2. The Rapid Annotation using Subsystem Technology (RAST) annotation server identified four β-agarases (PdAgaA, PdAgaB, PdAgaC, and PdAgaD) as well as galK, galE, and phosphoglucomutase, which are related to the Leloir pathway. Interestingly, QB2 exhibited a diauxic growth in the presence of two kinds of nutrients, such as tryptone and agar...
December 17, 2016: MicrobiologyOpen
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