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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438358/potential-of-oleaginous-yeast-trichosporon-sp-for-conversion-of-sugarcane-bagasse-hydrolysate-into-biodiesel
#1
K K Brar, A K Sarma, Mohammad Aslam, Igor Polikarpov, B S Chadha
This study reports production of microbial oil from a yeast strain Trichosporon sp., (RW) isolated from decayed wood. Preliminary analysis based on fluorescence microscopy and spectroscopy of Nile red stained yeast cells showed accumulation of lipid globules. The potential of the yeast to produce lipids was evaluated on glucose, glycerol and acid hydrolysate of sugarcane bagasse, where Trichosporon sp. (RW) was found to accumulate 21.45 (59.6%), 18.41 (56%) and 10.25g/l (40.5%) of the lipids after 120h of fermentation at 30°C...
March 28, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433903/one-step-production-of-biodiesel-from-wet-and-unbroken-microalgae-biomass-using-deep-eutectic-solvent
#2
Ying Pan, Md Asraful Alam, Zhongming Wang, Dalong Huang, Keqin Hu, Hongxuan Chen, Zhenhong Yuan
One-step and Two-step methods were studied for lipid extraction from wet and unbroken (water content is 65-67%) Chlorella sp. and Chlorococcum sp. (GN38) using deep eutectic solvent (DES) treated microalgae cells. Further we optimized the extraction process and studied on its underlying mechanism. Among all DES, Choline chloride-Acetic acid (Ch-Aa) DES treatment showed optimal conditions at the mass ratio of DES: methanol-H2SO4 (2.00%) mixture: algae biomass was 60:40:3 with reaction time was 60min, and the optimum temperature was 110°C (Chlorococcum sp...
April 11, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412649/proinflammatory-effects-of-diesel-exhaust-particles-from-moderate-blend-concentrations-of-1st-and-2nd-generation-biodiesel-in-beas-2b-bronchial-epithelial-cells-the-fuelhealth-project
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Tonje S Skuland, Magne Refsnes, Pål Magnusson, Michał Oczkowski, Joanna Gromadzka-Ostrowska, Marcin Kruszewski, Remigiusz Mruk, Oddvar Myhre, Anna Lankoff, Johan Øvrevik
Biodiesel fuel fuels are introduced at an increasing extent as a more carbon-neutral alternative to reduce CO2-emissions, compared to conventional diesel fuel. In the present study we have investigated the impact of increasing the use of 1st generation fatty acid methyl ester (FAME) biodiesel from current 7% blend (B7) to 20% blend (B20), or by increasing the biodiesel content by adding 2nd generation hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) based biodiesel (SHB; Synthetic Hydrocarbon Biofuel) on toxicity of diesel exhaust particles (DEP) in an in vitro system...
April 5, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410443/molecular-characterization-of-volatiles-and-petrochemical-base-oils-by-photo-ionization-gc%C3%A3-gc-tof-ms
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Anupam Giri, Marion Coutriade, Amandine Racaud, Koji Okuda, A John Dane, Robert Bernard Cody, Jean-François Focant
The characterization of organic mixtures by comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography (GC×GC) coupled to electron impact (EI) ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (TOF-MS) allows the detection of thousands of compounds. However, owing to the exhaustive fragmentation following EI ionization, despite the use of mass spectral libraries, a majority of the compounds remains unidentified because of the lack of parent ion preservation. Thus, soft-ionization energies leading to organic compounds being ionized with limited or no fragmentation, retaining the molecular ion, has been of interest for many years...
April 14, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366691/improved-biomass-and-lipid-production-in-synechocystis-sp-nn-using-industrial-wastes-and-nano-catalyst-coupled-transesterification-for-biodiesel-production
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Kalimuthu Jawaharraj, Rathinasamy Karpagam, Balasubramaniem Ashokkumar, Shanmugam Kathiresan, Innasi Muthu Ganesh Moorthy, Muthu Arumugam, Perumal Varalakshmi
In this study, the improved biomass (1.6 folds) and lipid (1.3 folds) productivities in Synechocystis sp. NN using agro-industrial wastes supplementation through hybrid response surface methodology-genetic algorithm (RSM-GA) for cost-effective methodologies for biodiesel production was achieved. Besides, efficient harvesting in Synechocystis sp. NN was achieved by electroflocculation (flocculation efficiency 97.8±1.2%) in 10min when compared to other methods. Furthermore, different pretreatment methods were employed for lipid extraction and maximum lipid content of 19...
March 18, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335719/enhanced-construction-of-gene-regulatory-networks-using-hub-gene-information
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Donghyeon Yu, Johan Lim, Xinlei Wang, Faming Liang, Guanghua Xiao
BACKGROUND: Gene regulatory networks reveal how genes work together to carry out their biological functions. Reconstructions of gene networks from gene expression data greatly facilitate our understanding of underlying biological mechanisms and provide new opportunities for biomarker and drug discoveries. In gene networks, a gene that has many interactions with other genes is called a hub gene, which usually plays an essential role in gene regulation and biological processes. In this study, we developed a method for reconstructing gene networks using a partial correlation-based approach that incorporates prior information about hub genes...
March 23, 2017: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303757/evaluation-of-microalgae-production-coupled-with-wastewater-treatment
#7
Davide De Francisci, Yixi Su, Arvo Iital, Irini Angelidaki
In the present study the feasibility of microalgae production coupled with wastewater treatment was assessed. Continuous cultivation of Chlorella sorokiniana with wastewater was tested in lab-scale flat panel photobioreactors. Biomass productivity was determined for four dilution rates (4.32 d(-1), 3.6 d(-1), 1.8 d(-1) and 0.72 d(-1)). The productivity peak was 1.524 g l(-1)d(-1) at the dilution rate of 2.41 d(-1). Nitrogen and phosphorus removals were found to be inversely proportional to dilution rates, while COD removal was found to be 50% at all the tested conditions...
March 17, 2017: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283896/fluocinolone-acetonide-intravitreal-implant-0-19%C3%A2-mg-iluvien-%C3%A2-a-review-in-diabetic-macular-edema
#8
Yahiya Y Syed
Fluocinolone acetonide intravitreal implant 0.19 mg (ILUVIEN(®)) is a nonbiodegradable, injectable, corticosteroid implant that is approved in several countries, including the USA, for the treatment of diabetic macular edema (DME). ILUVIEN(®) releases fluocinolone acetonide at an initial rate of 0.25 µg/day (average rate 0.2 µg/day) and lasts 36 months. In the two pooled pivotal FAME trials in patients with DME previously treated with macular laser photocoagulation, fluocinolone acetonide intravitreal implant 0...
March 10, 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279384/can-functional-testing-for-ischemia-and-viability-guide-revascularization
#9
REVIEW
Lisa M Mielniczuk, Gabor G Toth, Joe X Xie, Bernard De Bruyne, Leslee J Shaw, Rob S Beanlands
Cardiac imaging procedures are a cornerstone of the diagnosis and management of patients with cardiac disease. The optimal management of the patient with stable ischemic heart disease or ischemic heart failure often rests on the totality of symptom burden, patient risk, and disease severity, whether assessed anatomically or functionally. Recent trials have demonstrated the power of flow measurements to direct revascularization as well as the strengths and limitations of ischemia and viability/hibernation imaging as markers of risk to direct interventions...
March 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256295/kinetic-and-molecular-analyses-reveal-isoprene-degradation-potential-of-methylobacterium-sp
#10
Navnita Srivastva, P Vishwakarma, Y Bhardwaj, A Singh, K Manjunath, Suresh K Dubey
Efforts were made to isolate and characterize bacteria capable of growing on methane and organic compounds, and to achieve the simultaneous degradation of more than one pollutant. Among the methanotrophs, species of Methylobacterium was able to catabolize a variety of hydrocarbons, including the branched-chain alkenes. Therefore, laboratory incubations experiments were carried out in batch mode to assess the potential of Methylobacterium sp. PV1 for degrading isoprene, the low-molecular-weight alkene, the most abundant non-methane volatile hydrocarbon present in the environment...
February 4, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254712/evaluation-of-bayesian-approaches-to-identify-ddt-source-contributions-to-soils-in-southeast-china
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Faming Zeng, Dan Yang, Xinli Xing, Shihua Qi
Dicofol application may be an important source to elevate the dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) residues to soils in Fujian, Southeast China, after the technical DDT was banned, which left DDT residues from the historical application. The DDT residues varied geographically, corresponding to the varied potential sources of DDT. In this study, a novel approach based on the Bayesian method (BM) was developed to identify the source contributions of DDT to soils, composed with both historical DDT and dicofol...
February 12, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210982/new-and-uncommon-fatty-acids-in-lipids-of-deep-sea-foraminifera
#12
Vladimir I Kharlamenko, Vasily I Svetashev, Tatyana S Tarasova
Fatty acids (FA) of agglutinating foraminifera of two genera, Bathysiphon and Rhabdammina, collected from a depth of 3307-3377 m in the Kuril Basin, Sea of Okhotsk, and adjacent deep-sea waters of the Pacific Ocean, were analyzed. In lipids of two Bathysiphon species, in addition to common FA typical for marine organisms, the uncommon ∆4 and ∆7 monoenoic acids and ∆4,7-dienoic acid were found in noticeable amounts. FA of two Rhabdammina species included also such uncommon acids as ∆5,8,11,14-21:4, ∆5,8,11,14-22:4, and ∆5,8,11,14-23:4, which are homologues to arachidonic acid...
February 16, 2017: Lipids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196083/cacybp-sip-promotes-the-proliferation-of-colon-cancer-cells
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Huihong Zhai, Yongquan Shi, Xiong Chen, Jun Wang, Yuanyuan Lu, Faming Zhang, Zhengxiong Liu, Ting Lei, Daiming Fan
CacyBP/SIP is a component of the ubiquitin pathway and is overexpressed in several transformed tumor tissues, including colon cancer, which is one of the most common cancers worldwide. It is unknown whether CacyBP/SIP promotes the proliferation of colon cancer cells. This study examined the expression level, subcellular localization, and binding activity of CacyBP/SIP in human colon cancer cells in the presence and absence of the hormone gastrin. We found that CacyBP/SIP was expressed in a high percentage of colon cancer cells, but not in normal colonic surface epithelium...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186590/-mutational-analysis-of-slc22a5-gene-in-eight-patients-with-systemic-primary-carnitine-deficiency
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Yiming Lin, Weihua Lin, Ke Yu, Faming Zheng, Zhenzhu Zheng, Qingliu Fu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the mutations of SLC22A5 gene in patients with systemic primary carnitine deficiency (CDSP). METHODS: High liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (HPLC/MS/MS) was applied to screen congenital genetic metabolic disease and eight patients with CDSP were diagnosed among 77 511 samples. The SLC22A5 gene mutation was detected using massarray technology and sanger sequencing. Using SIFT and PolyPhen-2 to predict the function of protein for novel variations...
February 10, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue Yi Chuan Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Yixue Yichuanxue Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169024/a-sustainable-use-of-ricotta-cheese-whey-for-microbial-biodiesel-production
#15
Eleonora Carota, Silvia Crognale, Alessandro D'Annibale, Anna Maria Gallo, Silvia Rita Stazi, Maurizio Petruccioli
The increasing demand of plant oils for biodiesel production has highlighted the need for alternative strategies based either on non-food crops or agro-industrial wastes that do not compete with food and feed production. In this context, the combined use of wastewater and oleaginous microorganisms could be a valuable production option. Ricotta cheese whey (RCW), one of the major byproducts of the dairy industry, is produced in very high and steadily increasing amounts and, due to its high organic load, its disposal is cost-prohibitive...
April 15, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156133/phycoremediation-of-municipal-wastewater-by-microalgae-to-produce-biofuel
#16
Amit Kumar Singh, Nikunj Sharma, Humaira Farooqi, Malik Zainul Abdin, Thomas Mock, Shashi Kumar
Municipal wastewater (WW), if not properly remediated, poses a threat to the environment and human health by carrying significant loads of nutrients and pathogens. These contaminants pollute rivers, lakes and natural reservoirs where they cause eutrophication and pathogen-mediated diseases. However, the high nutrient content of WW makes it an ideal environment for remediation with microalgae that require high nutrient concentrations for growth and are not susceptible to toxins and pathogens. Given that an appropriate algal strain is used for remediation, the incurred biomass can be refined for the production of biofuel...
February 3, 2017: International Journal of Phytoremediation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155998/lipids-of-rhodotorula-mucilaginosa-iipl32-with-biodiesel-potential-oil-yield-fatty-acid-profile-fuel-properties
#17
Mahesh Khot, Debashish Ghosh
This study analyzes the single cell oil (SCO), fatty acid profile, and biodiesel fuel properties of the yeast Rhodotorula mucilaginosa IIPL32 grown on the pentose fraction of acid pre-treated sugarcane bagasse as a carbon source. The yeast biomass from nitrogen limiting culture conditions (15.3 g L(-1) ) was able to give the SCO yield of 0.17 g g(-1) of xylose consumed. Acid digestion, cryo-pulverization, direct in situ transesterification, and microwave assisted techniques were evaluated in comparison to the Soxhlet extraction for the total intracellular yeast lipid recovery...
April 2017: Journal of Basic Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121944/progression-rate-of-ankylosing-spondylitis-in-patients-with-undifferentiated-spondyloarthritis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#18
REVIEW
Qing Xia, Dazhi Fan, Xiao Yang, Xiaona Li, Xu Zhang, Mengmeng Wang, Shengqian Xu, Faming Pan
BACKGROUND: The idea that undifferentiated spondyloarthritis (uSpA) represents the early undifferentiated stage of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and other well-defined SpA subtypes is well known. The gist of this study is to assess the rate estimate of patients with uSpA evolved to AS during long-term follow-up. METHODS: A systematic search was implemented to identify pertinent articles. The primary outcome was the rate estimate that patients with uSpA fulfilling the diagnosis of AS according to the modified New York criteria during follow-up...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118388/ftir-spectroscopy-for-evaluation-and-monitoring-of-lipid-extraction-efficiency-for-oleaginous-fungi
#19
Kristin Forfang, Boris Zimmermann, Gergely Kosa, Achim Kohler, Volha Shapaval
To assess whether Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy could be used to evaluate and monitor lipid extraction processes, the extraction methods of Folch, Bligh and Lewis were used. Biomass of the oleaginous fungi Mucor circinelloides and Mortierella alpina were employed as lipid-rich material for the lipid extraction. The presence of lipids was determined by recording infrared spectra of all components in the lipid extraction procedure, such as the biomass before and after extraction, the water and extract phases...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115475/serum-trypsinogen-levels-in-type-1-diabetes
#20
Xia Li, Martha Campbell-Thompson, Clive H Wasserfall, Kieran McGrail, Amanda Posgai, Andrew R Schultz, Todd M Brusko, Jonathan Shuster, Faming Liang, Andrew Muir, Desmond Schatz, Michael J Haller, Mark A Atkinson
OBJECTIVE: The pancreas in type 1 diabetes exhibits decreased size (weight/volume) and abnormal exocrine morphology. Serum trypsinogen levels are an established marker of pancreatic exocrine function. As such, we hypothesized that trypsinogen levels may be reduced in patients with pre-type 1 diabetes and type 1 diabetes compared with healthy control subjects. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Serum trypsinogen levels were determined in 100 persons with type 1 diabetes (72 new-onset, 28 established), 99 autoantibody-positive (AAb(+)) subjects at varying levels of risk for developing this disease, 87 AAb-negative (AAb(-)) control subjects, 91 AAb(-) relatives with type 1 diabetes, and 18 patients with type 2 diabetes...
April 2017: Diabetes Care
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