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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735315/the-diversity-growth-promoting-abilities-and-anti-microbial-activities-of-bacteria-isolated-from-the-fruiting-body-of-agaricus-bisporus
#1
Quanju Xiang, Lihua Luo, Yuhuan Liang, Qiang Chen, Xiaoping Zhang, Yunfu Gu
Agaricus bisporus plays an important role in ecological processes and is one of the most widely cultivated mushrooms worldwide. Mushroom growth-promoting bacteria have been isolated from casing soil and compost, but microorganisms in the fruiting body have received only a little attention. To get an overview of phylogenetic diversity of microorganisms in the fruiting body of A. bisporus, as well as to screen antimicrobial and mushroom growth-promoting strains, and eventually intensify mushroom production, we isolated and characterized microorganisms from the fruiting body of A...
July 6, 2017: Polish Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728024/origins-of-cell-type-specific-olfactory-processing-in-the-drosophila-mushroom-body-circuit
#2
Kengo Inada, Yoshiko Tsuchimoto, Hokto Kazama
How cell-type-specific physiological properties shape neuronal functions in a circuit remains poorly understood. We addressed this issue in the Drosophila mushroom body (MB), a higher olfactory circuit, where neurons belonging to distinct glomeruli in the antennal lobe feed excitation to three types of intrinsic neurons, α/β, α'/β', and γ Kenyon cells (KCs). Two-photon optogenetics and intracellular recording revealed that whereas glomerular inputs add similarly in all KCs, spikes were generated most readily in α'/β' KCs...
July 19, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718825/olive-mill-waste-enhances-%C3%AE-glucan-content-in-the-edible-mushroom-pleurotus-eryngii
#3
Sharon Avni, Nirit Ezove, Hilla Hanani, Itamar Yadid, Michal Karpovsky, Hilla Hayby, Ofer Gover, Yitzhak Hadar, Betty Schwartz, Ofer Danay
Mushroom polysaccharides are edible polymers that have numerous reported biological functions; the most common effects are attributed to β-glucans. In recent years, it became apparent that the less abundant α-glucans also possess potent effects in various health conditions. Here we explore several Pleurotus species for their total, β and α-glucan content. Pleurotus eryngii was found to have the highest total glucan concentrations and the highest α-glucans proportion. We also found that the stalks (stipe) of the fruit body contained higher glucan content then the caps (pileus)...
July 18, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718765/a-connectome-of-a-learning-and-memory-center-in-the-adult-drosophila-brain
#4
Shin-Ya Takemura, Yoshinori Aso, Toshihide Hige, Allan Wong, Zhiyuan Lu, C Shan Xu, Patricia K Rivlin, Harald F Hess, Ting Zhao, Toufiq Parag, Stuart Berg, Gary Huang, William Katz, Donald J Olbris, Stephen Plaza, Lowell Umayam, Roxanne Aniceto, Lei-Ann Chang, Shirley Lauchie, Omotara Ogundeyi, Christopher Ordish, Aya Shinomiya, Christopher Sigmund, Satoko Takemura, Julie Tran, Glenn C Turner, Gerald M Rubin, Louis K Scheffer
Understanding memory formation, storage and retrieval requires knowledge of the underlying neuronal circuits. In Drosophila, the mushroom body (MB) is the major site of associative learning. We reconstructed the morphologies and synaptic connections of all 983 neurons within the three functional units, or compartments, that compose the adult MB's α lobe, using a dataset of isotropic 8-nm voxels collected by focused ion-beam milling scanning electron microscopy. We found that Kenyon cells (KCs), whose sparse activity encodes sensory information, each make multiple en passant synapses to MB output neurons (MBONs) in each compartment...
July 18, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713046/a-90-day-oral-toxicity-study-of-glycolipids-from-dacryopinax-spathularia-in-beagle-dogs
#5
Jens Bitzer, Thomas Henkel, Andrey I Nikiforov, Marisa O Rihner, Kim A Henderson
The subchronic toxicity of glycolipids from Dacryopinax spathularia (herein referred to as "AM-1") was studied in male and female Beagle dogs administered AM-1 by oral capsule at doses of 150, 500 or 1000 mg/kg/day for 90 days. AM-1 was well tolerated at all dosages and there were no test article-related effects on survival, clinical observations, neurological screening (functional observational battery) parameters, clinical pathology parameters, organ weights, macroscopic or microscopic evaluations. Test article-related changes were limited to minimal effects on food consumption and body weight changes in the 1000 mg/kg/day group females...
July 13, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700109/biological-responses-in-balb-c-mice-after-long-term-parenteral-administration-of-the-light-subunit-of-mushroom-tyrosinase
#6
Wangsa T Ismaya, Alida Efthyani, Raymond R Tjandrawinata, Heni Rachmawati
Light subunit of mushroom tyrosinase (LSMT) is a protein of unknown function from mushroom Agaricus bisporus that has been demonstrated to permeate through rat intestine ex vivo. Thus, it can be absorbed in the intestine, thereby holding a promise as a drug carrier for oral administration, similar to HA-33 protein from botulinum, one of the closest structural homologs of LSMT. However, the safety of LSMT should be ensured prior to its use. Here, we described biological response of LSMT upon weekly intraperitoneal administration of 50 μg/day to the Balb/c mice for 12 weeks...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691489/matsutakone-and-matsutoic-acid-two-nor-steroids-with-unusual-skeletons-from-the-edible-mushroom-tricholoma-matsutake
#7
Zhen-Zhu Zhao, He-Ping Chen, Bin Wu, Ling Zhang, Zheng-Hui Li, Tao Feng, Ji-Kai Liu
Matsutakone (1), a novel sterol with an unprecedented polycyclic ring system, together with a new norsteroid matsutoic acid (2), were isolated from the fruiting bodies of Tricholoma matsutake. Their structures and absolute configurations were assigned by extensive spectroscopic analyses and computational methods. Bioassay results showed that compounds 1 and 2 exhibited inhibitory activities against acetylcholinesterase (IC50 20.9 μM for 1).
July 10, 2017: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688806/evaluation-of-the-genotoxicity-of-alpha-amanitin-in-mice-bone-marrow-cells
#8
B Marciniak, D Łopaczyńska, T Ferenc
Alpha-amanitin is a known cytotoxic substance found in some mushroom species including Amanita phalloides. Its main mechanism of action is to block the transcription, which can lead to cell death. Lack of reports on the genotoxicity of this toxin was an inspiration for undertaking this experiment. Genotoxic effect of α-amanitin on balb/c mice bone marrow cells was tested using: comet assay and chromosomal aberration test. The tested substance was given once by intraperitoneal administration to animals at doses: 0...
July 6, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686838/occurrence-of-the-2r-3s-isomer-of-2-amino-3-4-dihydroxybutanoic-acid-in-the-mushroom-hypsizygus-marmoreus
#9
Tomokazu Ito, Zhuoer Yu, Issei Yoshino, Yurina Hirozawa, Kana Yamamoto, Kiyotugu Shinoda, Akira Watanabe, Hisashi Hemmi, Yasuhiko Asada, Tohru Yoshimura
Here, we report the occurrence of the (2R,3S)-isomer of 2-amino-3,4-dihydroxybutanoic acid (d-ADHB) in the fruiting body of an edible mushroom, Hypsizygus marmoreus. This is an unusual example of the accumulation of a d-amino acid whose enantiomer is not a proteinogenic amino acid. We show that d-ADHB occurs specifically in the mushroom H. marmoreus. Other edible mushrooms examined, including Pholiota microspora, Pleurotus eryngii, Mycena chlorophos, Sparassis crispa, Grifola frondosa, Pleurotus ostreatus, and Flammulina velutipes, do not contain detectable levels of d-ADHB...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685478/higher-fungi-are-a-rich-source-of-l-amino-acid-oxidases
#10
Gašper Žun, Janko Kos, Jerica Sabotič
L-Amino acid oxidases (LAO) are widely distributed enzymes but those from snake venoms have been studied the most. We describe a method for in-gel detection of LAO activities based on H2O2 detection by a horseradish peroxidase-coupled reaction using o-phenylenediamine. Complex substrates and single L-amino acids were used successfully for screening LAO activities in higher fungi using crude aqueous extracts of fruiting bodies of 22 basidiomycetes and 1 ascomycete. Half of these samples exhibited one to two bands of LAO activities with mostly broad substrate specificities and a variety of apparent molecular masses ranging from 25 to 200 kDa that were generally more active at pH 5...
July 2017: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685185/regeneration-of-synapses-in-the-olfactory-pathway-of-locusts-after-antennal-deafferentation
#11
Hannah Wasser, Michael Stern
The olfactory pathway of the locust is capable of fast and precise regeneration on an anatomical level. Following deafferentation of the antenna either of young adult locusts, or of fifth instar nymphs, severed olfactory receptor neurons (ORNs) reinnervate the antennal lobe (AL) and arborize in AL microglomeruli. In the present study we tested whether these regenerated fibers establish functional synapses again. Intracellular recordings from AL projection neurons revealed that the first few odor stimulus evoked postsynaptic responses from regenerated ORNs from day 4-7 post crush on...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Comparative Physiology. A, Neuroethology, Sensory, Neural, and Behavioral Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681119/antiosteoporotic-activity-of-a-syringic-acid-diet-in-ovariectomized-mice
#12
Teruyoshi Tanaka, Nobuhisa Kawaguchi, Nobuhiro Zaima, Tatsuya Moriyama, Yasuhisa Fukuta, Norifumi Shirasaka
In recent years, the number of patients with osteoporosis has risen with the increase in average longevity. Therefore, the chemoprevention of osteoporosis using food materials or food components has become an increasingly important target. Syringic acid (SA) is a phenolic compound present in the fruit of the açaí palm Euterpe oleracea and the mycelium of the shiitake mushroom Lentinula edodes. This compound has no affinity for estrogen receptors and is potentially useful for disease prevention. However, little is known about the effects of a SA diet on bone metabolism, particularly bone resorption in vivo...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676744/trace-conditioning-in-drosophila-induces-associative-plasticity-in-mushroom-body-kenyon-cells-and-dopaminergic-neurons
#13
Kristina V Dylla, Georg Raiser, C Giovanni Galizia, Paul Szyszka
Dopaminergic neurons (DANs) signal punishment and reward during associative learning. In mammals, DANs show associative plasticity that correlates with the discrepancy between predicted and actual reinforcement (prediction error) during classical conditioning. Also in insects, such as Drosophila, DANs show associative plasticity that is, however, less understood. Here, we study associative plasticity in DANs and their synaptic partners, the Kenyon cells (KCs) in the mushroom bodies (MBs), while training Drosophila to associate an odorant with a temporally separated electric shock (trace conditioning)...
2017: Frontiers in Neural Circuits
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666437/olfactory-coding-from-the-periphery-to-higher-brain-centers-in-the-drosophila-brain
#14
Yoichi Seki, Hany K M Dweck, Jürgen Rybak, Dieter Wicher, Silke Sachse, Bill S Hansson
BACKGROUND: Odor information is processed through multiple receptor-glomerular channels in the first order olfactory center, the antennal lobe (AL), then reformatted into higher brain centers and eventually perceived by the fly. To reveal the logic of olfaction, it is fundamental to map odor representations from the glomerular channels into higher brain centers. RESULTS: We characterize odor response profiles of AL projection neurons (PNs) originating from 31 glomeruli using whole cell patch-clamp recordings in Drosophila melanogaster...
June 30, 2017: BMC Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663148/oral-reproductive-and-developmental-toxicity-of-lignosus-rhinocerotis-mycelium-in-rat
#15
Bo-Yi Jhou, Hsiao-Hui Liu, Shu-Hsing Yeh, Chin-Chu Chen
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Lignosus rhinocerotis (L. rhinocerotis), also known as the tiger milk mushroom, is widely used as traditional medicine and as soup ingredient in Malaysia and Hong Kong. It is edible and is used traditionally for the treatment of fever, cough, asthma, wounds, chronic hepatitis, gastric ulcers and cancers. In view of its safety profile, little information is found in scientific literature. The objective of this study is to investigate developmental toxicity of L...
June 27, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663032/a-90-day-oral-toxicity-study-of-glycolipids-from-dacryopinax-spathularia-in-cd-%C3%A2-rats
#16
Jens Bitzer, Thomas Henkel, Andrey I Nikiforov, Marisa O Rihner, J Leuschner
The subchronic toxicity of jelly mushroom glycolipids from Dacryopinax spathularia (herein referred to as "AM-1") was studied in Crl:CD(SD) rats. The test item was administered via the drinking water at concentrations of 1.5, 5.0 or 15 mg/mL for 90 days with an additional 4-week recovery period. No test article-related deaths, clinical observations or neurological effects were noted. Decreased drinking water consumption for mid- and high-dose groups was attributable to the reduced palatability of drinking water containing higher test article concentrations...
June 26, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657576/nortriterpenoids-from-the-fruiting-bodies-of-the-mushroom-ganoderma-resinaceum
#17
Xian-Qiang Chen, Ling-Xiao Chen, Jing Zhao, Yu-Ping Tang, Shao-Ping Li
Ganoderma resinaceum is usually used as ethnomedicine for immune-regulation, hyperglycemia, and liver disease. To date, only a few chemical constituents have been reported from G. resinaceum. In this study, fifteen nortriterpenoids including six new nortriterpenoids (1-6) and nine known analogs (7-15), were separated and purified from the fruiting bodies of G. resinaceum. New compounds were identified as lucidone I (1), lucidone J (2), lucidone K (3), lucidone I (4), ganosineniol B (5), and ganosineniol C (6), based on analysis of extensive spectroscopic data (high resolution mass spectrometry (HRMS), nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), infrared (IR), and ultraviolet (UV))...
June 28, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651965/single-molecule-fluorescence-in-situ-hybridisation-for-quantitating-post-transcriptional-regulation-in-drosophila-brains
#18
Lu Yang, Josh Titlow, Darragh Ennis, Carlas Smith, Jessica Mitchell, Florence L Young, Scott Waddell, David Ish-Horowicz, Ilan Davis
RNA in situ hybridization is a powerful method to investigate post-transcriptional regulation, but analysis of intracellular mRNA distributions in thick, complex tissues like the brain poses significant challenges. Here, we describe the application of single-molecule fluorescent in situ hybridization (smFISH) to quantitate primary nascent transcription and post-transcriptional regulation in whole-mount Drosophila larval and adult brains. Combining immunofluorescence and smFISH probes for different regions of a single gene, i...
June 23, 2017: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640825/olfactory-learning-without-the-mushroom-bodies-spiking-neural-network-models-of-the-honeybee-lateral-antennal-lobe-tract-reveal-its-capacities-in-odour-memory-tasks-of-varied-complexities
#19
HaDi MaBouDi, Hideaki Shimazaki, Martin Giurfa, Lars Chittka
The honeybee olfactory system is a well-established model for understanding functional mechanisms of learning and memory. Olfactory stimuli are first processed in the antennal lobe, and then transferred to the mushroom body and lateral horn through dual pathways termed medial and lateral antennal lobe tracts (m-ALT and l-ALT). Recent studies reported that honeybees can perform elemental learning by associating an odour with a reward signal even after lesions in m-ALT or blocking the mushroom bodies. To test the hypothesis that the lateral pathway (l-ALT) is sufficient for elemental learning, we modelled local computation within glomeruli in antennal lobes with axons of projection neurons connecting to a decision neuron (LHN) in the lateral horn...
June 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634061/isolation-of-a-protease-resistant-and-ph-stable-%C3%AE-galactosidase-displaying-hydrolytic-efficacy-toward-raffinose-family-oligosaccharides-from-the-button-mushroom-agaricus-bisporus
#20
Yujing Hu, Mengjuan Zhu, Guoting Tian, Liyan Zhao, Hexiang Wang, Tzi Bun Ng
A 45-kDa monomeric acidic α-galactosidase with a specific activity of 193.12 units/mg was isolated from the fruiting bodies of Agaricus bisporus. Blast search of internal peptide sequences suggested that it is a member of GH family 27 and it is most similar to hypothetical protein AGABI2DRAFT_70106. The enzyme displayed maximal activity at pH 4.0 and 60°C, respectively. The enzyme remained stable within the pH range 2.0-9.0 but its activity was markedly suppressed in the presence of Cu(2+), Hg(2+), Fe(3+) and Ag(+) ions...
June 19, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
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