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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822946/differential-expression-of-vacuolar-and-defective-cell-wall-invertase-genes-in-roots-and-seeds-of-metalliferous-and-non-metalliferous-populations-of-rumex-dentatus-under-copper-stress
#1
Zhong-Rui Xu, Shen-Wen Cai, Wu-Xing Huang, Rong-Xiang Liu, Zhi-Ting Xiong
Acid invertase activities in roots and young seeds of a metalliferous population (MP) of Rumex dentatus were previously observed to be significantly higher than those of a non-metalliferous population (NMP) under Cu stress. To date, no acid invertase gene has been cloned from R. dentatus. Here, we isolated four full-length cDNAs from the two populations of R. dentatus, presumably encoding cell wall (RdnCIN1 and RdmCIN1 from the NMP and MP, respectively) and vacuolar invertases (RdnVIN1 and RdmVIN1 from the NMP and MP, respectively)...
August 17, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822933/occurrence-of-vibrio-species-beta-lactam-resistant-vibrio-species-and-indicator-bacteria-in-ballast-and-port-waters-of-a-tropical-harbor
#2
Charmaine Ng, Shin Giek Goh, Nazanin Saeidi, William A Gerhard, Claudia K Gunsch, Karina Yew Hoong Gin
Ballast water discharges are potential sources for the spread of invasive and pathogenic aquatic organisms. Ballast waters from six ships docked in the Port of Singapore were tested to determine if indictor organisms fell within proposed standards for ballast water discharge according to regulation D-2 of the Ballast Water Management Convention (BWMC) guidelines. Vibrio species were cultured on media supplemented with beta-lactam antibiotics to determine the presence of antibiotic resistant Vibrio species in the ballast waters of these vessels...
August 17, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822907/leaf-carbohydrates-influence-transcriptional-and-post-transcriptional-regulation-of-nocturnal-carboxylation-and-starch-degradation-in-the-facultative-cam-plant-mesembryanthemum-crystallinum
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Tahar Taybi, John C Cushman, Anne M Borland
Nocturnal degradation of transitory starch is a limiting factor for the optimal function of crassulacean acid metabolism and must be coordinated with phosphoenolypyruvate carboxylase (PEPC)-mediated CO2 uptake to optimise carbon gain over the diel cycle. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that nocturnal carboxylation is coordinated with starch degradation in CAM via a mechanism whereby the products of these pathways regulate diel transcript abundance and enzyme activities for both processes. To test this hypothesis, a starch and CAM-deficient mutant of Mesembryanthemum crystallinum was compared with wild type plants under well-watered and saline (CAM-inducing) conditions...
August 5, 2017: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822313/a-selective-glucose-sensor-based-on-direct-oxidation-on-a-bimetal-catalyst-with-a-molecular-imprinted-polymer
#4
Seong Je Cho, Hui-Bog Noh, Mi-Sook Won, Chul-Ho Cho, Kwang Bok Kim, Yoon-Bo Shim
A selective nonenzymatic glucose sensor was developed based on the direct oxidation of glucose on hierarchical CuCo bimetal-coated with a glucose-imprinted polymer (GIP). Glucose was introduced into the GIP composed of Nafion and polyurethane along with aminophenyl boronic acid (APBA), which was formed on the bimetal electrode formed on a screen-printed electrode. The extraction of glucose from the GIP allowed for the selective permeation of glucose into the bimetal electrode surface for oxidation. The GIP-coated bimetal sensor probe was characterized using electrochemical and surface analytical methods...
August 10, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822186/-lignan-glycosides-and-sucrose-esters-from-roots-of-securidaca-inappendiculata
#5
Zhi Wang, Xue-Dong Yang, Hai-Yan Zha, Li-Na Guo, Dan Shen, Li-Zhen Xu, Shi-Lin Yang
Nine compounds, including five lignan glycosides (1-5), three sucrose esters (6-8), and one organic acid ester (9), were isolated from the ethanol extract of the roots of Securidaca inappendiculata by various chromatographic methods including silica gel, MPLC and preparative HPLC. Their structures were elucidated as acernikol-4″-O-β-D-glucopyranoside (1), (7R, 8S)-dihydrodehydrodiconiferyl alcohol 9-O-β-D-glucopyranoside (2), (7R, 8S)-dihydrodehydrodiconiferyl alcohol 4-O-β-D-glucopyranoside (3), (7R, 8S)-dihydrodehydrodiconiferyl alcohol 9'-O-β-D-glucopyranoside (4), (7R, 8S)-5-methoxydihydrodehy-drodiconiferyl alcohol 4-O-β-D-glucopyranoside (5), 3, 6'-O-diferuloylsucrose (6), 3-O-feruloyl-6'-O-sinapoylsucrose (7), sibricose A5 (8), and mehyl ferulate (9) on the basis of 1H-, 13C-NMR and MS experiments...
June 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822135/kinetic-modeling-of-photorespiration
#6
Honglong Zhao, Yi Xiao, Xin-Guang Zhu
Dynamic systems modeling is a method to study systematic properties of a complex system. The basic principles, procedures, and tools available to develop a dynamic systems model of complex metabolic processes are detailed. Here, a photosynthetic carbon metabolism model, which includes the Calvin Benson cycle, photorespiration, and starch and sucrose synthesis pathways, is used as an example to illustrate the whole process of model development.
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822133/isotopically-nonstationary-metabolic-flux-analysis-inst-mfa-of-photosynthesis-and-photorespiration-in-plants
#7
Fangfang Ma, Lara J Jazmin, Jamey D Young, Doug K Allen
Photorespiration is a central component of photosynthesis; however to better understand its role it should be viewed in the context of an integrated metabolic network rather than a series of individual reactions that operate independently. Isotopically nonstationary (13)C metabolic flux analysis (INST-MFA), which is based on transient labeling studies at metabolic steady state, offers a comprehensive platform to quantify plant central metabolism. In this chapter, we describe the application of INST-MFA to investigate metabolism in leaves...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821734/transcriptional-transitions-in-alphonso-mango-mangifera-indica-l-during-fruit-development-and-ripening-explain-its-distinct-aroma-and-shelf-life-characteristics
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Ashish B Deshpande, Krishanpal Anamika, Vineet Jha, Hemangi G Chidley, Pranjali S Oak, Narendra Y Kadoo, Keshav H Pujari, Ashok P Giri, Vidya S Gupta
Alphonso is known as the "King of mangos" due to its unique flavor, attractive color, low fiber pulp and long shelf life. We analyzed the transcriptome of Alphonso mango through Illumina sequencing from seven stages of fruit development and ripening as well as flower. Total transcriptome data from these stages ranged between 65 and 143 Mb. Importantly, 20,755 unique transcripts were annotated and 4,611 were assigned enzyme commission numbers, which encoded 142 biological pathways. These included ethylene and flavor related secondary metabolite biosynthesis pathways, as well as those involved in metabolism of starch, sucrose, amino acids and fatty acids...
August 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821667/fibroblast-growth-factor-2-in-the-dorsomedial-striatum-is-a-novel-positive-regulator-of-alcohol-consumption
#9
Oren Even-Chen, Yossi Sadot-Sogrin, Ohad Shaham, Segev Barak
Repeated alcohol intake leads to mesostriatal neuroadaptations, resulting in drinking escalation and addiction phenotypes. Fibroblast growth factor 2 (FGF2) has been shown to interact with the mesostriatal dopaminergic system, and has been implicated in the actions of psychostimulants in the brain, and in several psychiatric disorders. Here, we report on a positive regulatory feedback loop of alcohol and FGF2 in rodent models. Specifically, we found that acute alcohol exposure (2.5 g/kg, i.p.) increased the mRNA expression of Fgf2 in the dorsal hippocampus, nucleus accumbens and dorsal striatum...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821545/heterologous-production-of-thermophile-thermochromatium-tepidum-photosynthetic-reaction-centre-and-light-harvesting-1-complexes-in-the-mesophile-rhodobacter-sphaeroides-and-thermal-stabilities-of-a-hybrid-core-complex
#10
D Jun, V Huang, J T Beatty
The photosynthetic complexes of the thermophile Thermochromatium tepidum are of considerable interest in biohybrid solar cell applications because of the capability of thermophilic proteins to tolerate elevated temperatures. Synthetic operons encoding reaction centre (RC) and light harvesting 1 (LH1) pigment-protein complexes of T. tepidum were expressed in the mesophile Rhodobacter sphaeroides The T. tepidum RC (TRC) was assembled, and functional with the addition of menadione to populate the QA pocket. The production of the T...
August 18, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821115/rheology-and-bioactivity-of-high-molecular-weight-dextrans-synthesised-by-lactic-acid-bacteria
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Kenza Zarour, Mª Goretti Llamas, Alicia Prieto, Patricia Rúas-Madiedo, María Teresa Dueñas, Pilar Fernández de Palencia, Rosa Aznar, Mebrouk Kihal, Paloma López
Dextrans synthesised by three Leuconostoc mesenteroides strains, isolated from mammalian milks, were studied and compared with dextrans produced by Lc. mesenteroides and Lactobacillus sakei strains isolated from meat products. Size exclusion chromatography coupled with multiangle laser light scattering detection analysis demonstrated that the dextrans have molecular masses between 1.74×10(8)Da and 4.41×10(8)Da. Rheological analysis of aqueous solutions of the polymer revealed that all had a pseudoplastic behaviour under shear conditions and a random, and flexible, coil structure...
October 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821086/optimization-purification-and-structural-characterization-of-a-dextran-produced-by-l-mesenteroides-isolated-from-chinese-sauerkraut
#12
Renpeng Du, Hanwen Xing, Yanping Yang, Hanji Jiang, Zhijiang Zhou, Ye Han
A higher yield of dextran strain Leuconstoc mesenteroides TDS2-19 was isolated from Chinese sauerkraut juice. Effects of the three main factors on exopolysaccharide (EPS) yield were investigated by central composite design (CCD) and the optimum composition was sucrose 117.48g/L, sodium acetate 4.10g/L, and initial pH 6.88. Optimum results showed that EPS yield was increased to 71.23±2.25g/L in 48h fermentation, 31.24% higher than before. The molecular weight (Mw) of ESP was 8.79×10(7)Da, as determined by high-performance size-exclusion chromatography (HPSEC)...
October 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821024/optimization-of-dextran-production-by-weissella-cibaria-nitcsk4-using-response-surface-methodology-genetic-algorithm-based-technology
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J Kanimozhi, I Ganesh Moorthy, R Sivashankar, V Sivasubramanian
The most influencing factor on dextran production by Weissella cibaria NITCSK4 were screened using Plackett Burman design at 95% confidence limit with higher value of co-efficient of determination (R(2)) 99.58%. The combined effects of significant factors, namely, sucrose, temperature, dipotassium hydrogen phosphate (K2HPO4) and yeast extract were studied and optimized using Response Surface Methodology (RSM). The input parameters of non-linear models predicted by RSM were subsequently optimized using the genetic algorithm (GA) for obtaining a maximum dextran yield...
October 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820965/systematic-identification-of-mcu-modulators-by-orthogonal-interspecies-chemical-screening
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Daniela M Arduino, Jennifer Wettmarshausen, Horia Vais, Paloma Navas-Navarro, Yiming Cheng, Anja Leimpek, Zhongming Ma, Alba Delrio-Lorenzo, Andrea Giordano, Cecilia Garcia-Perez, Guillaume Médard, Bernhard Kuster, Javier García-Sancho, Dejana Mokranjac, J Kevin Foskett, M Teresa Alonso, Fabiana Perocchi
The mitochondrial calcium uniporter complex is essential for calcium (Ca(2+)) uptake into mitochondria of all mammalian tissues, where it regulates bioenergetics, cell death, and Ca(2+) signal transduction. Despite its involvement in several human diseases, we currently lack pharmacological agents for targeting uniporter activity. Here we introduce a high-throughput assay that selects for human MCU-specific small-molecule modulators in primary drug screens. Using isolated yeast mitochondria, reconstituted with human MCU, its essential regulator EMRE, and aequorin, and exploiting a D-lactate- and mannitol/sucrose-based bioenergetic shunt that greatly minimizes false-positive hits, we identify mitoxantrone out of more than 600 clinically approved drugs as a direct selective inhibitor of human MCU...
August 17, 2017: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820614/protective-effects-of-cryoprotectants-and-lyoprotectants-on-the-survival-of-persipeptide-producing-streptomyces-zagrosensis-utmc-1154
#15
Fatemeh Mohammadipanah, Leila Parvizi, Javad Hamedi, Farzaneh Azizmohseni
Streptomyces sp. are bacteria recognized as the producers of more than half of the known bioactive compounds. Developing appropriate preservation methods for industrial strains of Streptomyces is necessary, as continuous subculture could have significant negative effects on their characteristics, including their potential to produce secondary metabolites. The effects of two common preservation methods on a bioactive metabolite producer, Streptomyces zagrosensis UTMC 1154, were studied. In the cryopreservation method, glycerol and dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) were evaluated as cryoprotectants...
August 18, 2017: Biopreservation and Biobanking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820447/comprehensive-study-of-multiple-stages-progressing-to-nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis-with-subsequent-fibrosis-in-sd-rats
#16
Lulu Wang, Susu Wu, Minxuan Cai, Ji Ma, Shengcun Li, Maoru Li, Yan Xu, Lixin Wei, Jing Shang
Because of the absence of the time course of histological nonalcoholic fatty hepatitis with subsequent fibrotic progression, the effective approaches available for controlling the onset and progression of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) remain limited. Therefore, we detected the serum and liver tissue related lipid metabolism disorder, liver pathology and relative molecular makers alteration dynamically in a high fat-sucrose diet during different time points. High fat-sucrose diet significantly increased the serum lipid level on day 10...
August 18, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820081/effects-of-1-5-anhydroglucitol-on-postprandial-blood-glucose-and-insulin-levels-and-hydrogen-excretion-in-rats-and-healthy-humans
#17
Sadako Nakamura, Kenichi Tanabe, Kazuhiro Yoshinaga, Fumio Shimura, Tsuneyuki Oku
The inhibition by 1,5-anhydro-d-glucitol (1,5-AG) was determined on disaccharidases of rats and humans. Then, the metabolism and fate of 1,5-AG was investigated in rats and humans. Although 1,5-AG inhibited about 50 % of sucrase activity in rat small intestine, the inhibition was less than half of d-sorbose. 1,5-AG strongly inhibited trehalase and lactase, whereas d-sorbose inhibited them very weakly. 1,5-AG noncompetitively inhibited sucrase. The inhibition of 1,5-AG on sucrase and maltase was similar between humans and rats...
July 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819456/therapeutic-effect-of-astroglia-like-mesenchymal-stem-cells-expressing-glutamate-transporter-in-a-genetic-rat-model-of-depression
#18
Amit Shwartz, Oshra Betzer, Noam Kronfeld, Gila Kazimirsky, Simona Cazacu, Susan Finniss, Hae Kyung Lee, Menachem Motiei, Shani Yael Dagan, Rachela Popovtzer, Chaya Brodie, Gal Yadid
Recent studies have proposed that abnormal glutamatergic neurotransmission and glial pathology play an important role in the etiology and manifestation of depression. It was postulated that restoration of normal glutamatergic transmission, by enhancing glutamate uptake, may have a beneficial effect on depression. We examined this hypothesis using unique human glial-like mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), which in addition to inherent properties of migration to regions of injury and secretion of neurotrophic factors, were differentiated to express high levels of functional glutamate transporters (excitatory amino acid transporters; EAAT)...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819273/enhanced-anaerobically-digested-swine-wastewater-treatment-by-the-composite-of-polyaluminum-chloride-pac-and-bacillus-megatherium-g106-derived-eps
#19
Junyuan Guo, Yang Huang, Cheng Chen, Yu Xiao, Jing Chen, Biyu Jian
A strain was isolated from biological sludge to produce EPS by using anaerobically digested swine wastewater (ADSW). Potential of the EPS in ADSW treatment were discussed. Results showed that the optimal fermentation medium for EPS production was determined as 4 g K2HPO4, 2 g KH2PO4, and 2 g sucrose dissolved in 1 L ADSW. After fermentation for 60 h, 2.98 g EPS with main backbone of polysaccharides can be extracted from 1 L of fermentation broth. The EPS showed good performances in ADSW treatment, after conditioned by this EPS, removal efficiencies of COD, ammonia, and TP reached 70...
August 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819246/transcriptome-analysis-reveals-plant-response-to-colchicine-treatment-during-on-chromosome-doubling
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Kai Zhou, Paige Fleet, Eviatar Nevo, Xinquan Zhang, Genlou Sun
Colchicine was commonly used to artificially double chromosomes while the transcriptome changes in colchicine treated plants has rarely been characterized. To understand the molecular mechanism of colchicine on chromosome doubling, we characterized transcriptome data of diploid orchardgrass root after colchicine treatment. Our results showed that 3381 of differentially expressed genes (DEGs) were mainly affected by water stress, 1258 DEGs that were expressed significantly in sample DacR5tr but not in DacR5ck were considered to be mainly affected by colchicine and combination of water and colchicine...
August 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
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