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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933436/emerging-biotechnologies-for-production-of-itaconic-acid-and-its-applications-as-a-platform-chemical
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REVIEW
Badal C Saha
Recently, itaconic acid (IA), an unsaturated C5-dicarboxylic acid, has attracted much attention as a biobased building block chemical. It is produced industrially (>80 g L(-1)) from glucose by fermentation with Aspergillus terreus. The titer is low compared with citric acid production (>200 g L(-1)). This review summarizes the latest progress on enhancing the yield and productivity of IA production. IA biosynthesis involves the decarboxylation of the TCA cycle intermediate cis-aconitate through the action of cis-aconitate decarboxylase (CAD) enzyme encoded by the CadA gene in A...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933319/a-metabolic-widget-adjusts-the-phosphoenolpyruvate-dependent-fructose-influx-in-pseudomonas-putida
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Max Chavarría, Ángel Goñi-Moreno, Víctor de Lorenzo, Pablo I Nikel
Fructose uptake in the soil bacterium Pseudomonas putida occurs through a canonical phosphoenolpyruvate (PEP)-dependent sugar transport system (PTS(Fru)). The logic of the genetic circuit that rules its functioning is puzzling: the transcription of the fruBKA operon, encoding all the components of PTS(Fru), can escape the repression exerted by the catabolite repressor/activator protein Cra solely in the presence of intracellular fructose-1-P, an agonist formed only when fructose has been already transported...
November 2016: MSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933233/isolation-and-characterisation-of-crude-oil-sludge-degrading-bacteria
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Linda U Obi, Harrison I Atagana, Rasheed A Adeleke
BACKGROUND: The use of microorganisms in remediating environmental contaminants such as crude oil sludge has become a promising technique owing to its economy and the fact it is environmentally friendly. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), as the major components of oil sludge, are hydrophobic and recalcitrant. An important way of enhancing the rate of PAH desorption is to compost crude oil sludge by incorporating commercial surfactants, thereby making them available for microbial degradation...
2016: SpringerPlus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933101/study-of-holtermanniella-wattica-leucosporidium-creatinivorum-naganishia-adeliensis-solicoccozyma-aeria-and-solicoccozyma-terricola-for-their-lipogenic-aptitude-from-different-carbon-sources
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Sara Filippucci, Giorgia Tasselli, Alessandro Scardua, Simone Di Mauro, Maria Rita Cramarossa, Davide Perini, Benedetta Turchetti, Andrea Onofri, Luca Forti, Pietro Buzzini
BACKGROUND: The ability of some microorganisms to accumulate lipids is well known; however, only recently the number of studies on microbial lipid biosynthesis for obtaining oleochemical products, namely biofuels and some building blocks for chemistry, is rapidly and spectacularly increased. Since 1990s, some oleaginous yeasts were studied for their ability to accumulate lipids up to 60-70% of their dry weight. Due to the vast array of engineering techniques currently available, the recombinant DNA technology was the main approach followed so far for obtaining lipid-overproducing yeasts, mainly belonging to the Yarrowia lipolytica...
2016: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933057/glutamine-induced-secretion-of-intestinal-secretory-immunoglobulin-a-a-mechanistic-perspective
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Wenkai Ren, Kai Wang, Jie Yin, Shuai Chen, Gang Liu, Bie Tan, Guoyao Wu, Fuller W Bazer, Yuanyi Peng, Yulong Yin
Secretory immunoglobulin A (SIgA) is one important line of defense in the intestinal mucosal surface to protect the intestinal epithelium from enteric toxins and pathogenic microorganisms. Multiple factors, such as intestinal microbiota, intestinal cytokines, and nutrients are highly involved in production of SIgA in the intestine. Recently, glutamine has been shown to affect intestinal SIgA production; however, the underlying mechanism by which glutamine stimulates secretion of intestinal SIgA is unknown. Here, we review current knowledge regarding glutamine in intestinal immunity and show that glutamine-enhanced secretion of SIgA in the intestine may involve intestinal microbiota, intestinal antigen sampling and presentation, induction pathways for SIgA production by plasma cells (both T-dependent and T-independent pathway), and even transport of SIgA...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933035/life-without-dutpase
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Csaba Kerepesi, Judit E Szabó, Veronika Papp-Kádár, Orsolya Dobay, Dóra Szabó, Vince Grolmusz, Beáta G Vértessy
Fine-tuned regulation of the cellular nucleotide pools is indispensable for faithful replication of Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA). The genetic information is also safeguarded by DNA damage recognition and repair processes. Uracil is one of the most frequently occurring erroneous bases in DNA; it can arise from cytosine deamination or thymine-replacing incorporation. Two enzyme activities are primarily involved in keeping DNA uracil-free: dUTPase (dUTP pyrophosphatase) activity that prevent thymine-replacing incorporation and uracil-DNA glycosylase activity that excise uracil from DNA and initiate uracil-excision repair...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932432/fungal-mobile-mass-on-echocardiogram-native-mitral-valve-aspergillus-fumigatus-endocarditis
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Rymon Rofaiel, Yosra Turkistani, David McCarty, Seyed M Hosseini-Moghaddam
The most common type of infective endocarditis is bacterial endocarditis. However, fungal infections have been seen more frequently, mostly in the immunocompromised population. We report a case of invasive Aspergillus fumigatus native mitral valve endocarditis. The patient received appropriate empiric antifungal treatment with a combination of liposomal amphotericin B and flucytosine, associated with surgical debridement, valve replacement and chordae tendineae repair. Despite receiving the standard treatment of Aspergillus endocarditis, and susceptibility of the microorganism to the antifungal regimen, the patient, unexpectedly, developed early-onset septic emboli...
December 8, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932288/pressure-ulcer-as-a-reservoir-of-multiresistant-gram-negative-bacilli-risk-factors-for-colonization-and-development-of-bacteremia
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Iolanda A Braga, Cristiane S Brito, Augusto Diogo Filho, Paulo P Gontijo Filho, Rosineide M Ribas
The purpose of this study was to identify the risk factors that predispose patients who are hospitalized with pressure ulcers (PUs) colonized by Gram-negative bacilli (GNB) to develop bacteremia. In addition, we also detected main phenotypes of resistance in infected and uninfected PUs. A prospective cohort study was conducted at the Clinical Hospital of the Federal University of Uberlândia including patients with Stage II or greater PUs, colonized or not with GNB, from August 2009 to July 2010. Infected ulcers were defined based on clinical signs and on positive evaluation of smears of wound material translated by a ratio of polymorphonuclear cells to epithelial cells ≥2:1, after Giemsa staining...
December 5, 2016: Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932256/a-panorama-of-bacterial-inulinases-production-purification-characterization-and-industrial-applications
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Ram Sarup Singh, Kanika Chauhan, John F Kennedy
Inulinases are important hydrolysing enzymes which specifically act on β-2, 1 linkages of inulin to produce fructose or fructooligosaccharides. Fungi, yeasts and bacteria are the potent microbial sources of inulinases. The data on bacterial inulinases is scarce as compared to other microbial sources. Inulinases yield from bacteria is very less as compared to fungal and yeast sources of inulinases. Submerged fermentation (SmF) is the method of choice for the production of inulinases from bacterial sources. Moreover, inulin is a potent substrate for the production of inulinases in SmF...
December 5, 2016: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932085/development-of-a-sensitive-and-false-positive-free-pma-qpcr-viability-assay-to-quantify-vbnc-escherichia-coli-and-evaluate-disinfection-performance-in-wastewater-effluent
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Richard Kibbee, Banu Örmeci
The detection and quantification of viable Escherichia coli cells in wastewater treatment plant effluent is very important as it is the main disinfection efficacy parameter for assessing its public health risk and environmental impact. The aim of this study was to develop a sensitive and false-positive free propidium monoazide-quantitative polymerase chain reaction (PMA-qPCR) assay to quantify the viable but non-culturable (VBNC) E. coli present in secondary wastewater effluent after chlorine disinfection. The qPCR target was the E...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Microbiological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931940/evolution-of-bacterial-diversity-during-two-phase-olive-mill-waste-alperujo-composting-by-16s-rrna-gene-pyrosequencing
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Germán Tortosa, Antonio Castellano-Hinojosa, David Correa-Galeote, Eulogio J Bedmar
Microorganisms are the main contributing factor responsible for organic matter degradation during composting. In this research, the 454-pyrosequencing of the 16S rRNA gene was used to elucidate evolution of bacterial diversity during mesophilic, thermophilic and maturation composting stages of the two-phase olive mill waste ("alperujo"), the main by-product of the Spanish olive oil industry. Two similar piles were performance composting AL with sheep manure as bulking agent. Actinobacteria, Bacteriodetes, Firmicutes and Proteobacteria were the main phyla found in genomic libraries from each composting phase...
November 29, 2016: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931875/efficacy-of-antimicrobial-photodynamic-therapy-in-the-disinfection-of-acrylic-denture-surfaces-a-systematic-review
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Sergio Varela Kellesarian, Tariq Abduljabbar, Fahim Vohra, Hans Malmstrom, Michael Yunker, Tammy Varela Kellesarian, Georgios E Romanos, Fawad Javed
BACKGROUND: the aim of the present systematic review was to assess the efficacy of antimicrobial photodynamic therapy (aPDT) in the disinfection of acrylic denture surfaces. METHODS: in order to address the focused question: "Is aPDT more effective in decontaminating denture surfaces compared with traditional denture-disinfection techniques?" an electronic search without time or language restrictions was conducted up to November 2016 in indexed databases using different key words...
December 5, 2016: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931310/booklice-liposcelis-spp-grain-mites-acarus-siro-and-flour-beetles-tribolium-spp-other-pests-occasionally-found-in-laboratory-animal-facilities
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Elizabeth A Clemmons, Douglas K Taylor
Pests that infest stored food products are an important problem worldwide. In addition to causing loss and consumer rejection of products, these pests can elicit allergic reactions and perhaps spread disease-causing microorganisms. Booklice (Liposcelis spp.), grain mites (Acarus siro), and flour beetles (Tribolium spp.) are common stored-product pests that have previously been identified in our laboratory animal facility. These pests traditionally are described as harmless to our animals, but their presence can be cause for concern in some cases...
November 2016: Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science: JAALAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930998/fate-and-ecotoxicological-impact-of-new-generation-herbicides-from-the-triketone-family-an-overview-to-assess-the-environmental-risks
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E Dumas, M Giraudo, E Goujon, M Halma, E Knhili, M Stauffert, I Batisson, P Besse-Hoggan, J Bohatier, P Bouchard, H Celle-Jeanton, M Costa Gomes, F Delbac, C Forano, P Goupil, N Guix, P Husson, G Ledoigt, C Mallet, C Mousty, V Prévot, C Richard, S Sarraute
Triketones, derived chemically from a natural phytotoxin (leptospermone), are a good example of allelochemicals as lead molecules for the development of new herbicides. Targeting a new and key enzyme involved in carotenoid biosynthesis, these latest-generation herbicides (sulcotrione, mesotrione and tembotrione) were designed to be eco-friendly and commercialized fifteen-twenty years ago. The mechanisms controlling their fate in different ecological niches as well as their toxicity and impact on different organisms or ecosystems are still under investigation...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930997/copper-exposure-to-soil-under-single-and-repeated-application-selection-for-the-microbial-community-tolerance-and-effects-on-the-dissipation-of-antibiotics
#15
Bei Liu, Yanxia Li, Shiying Gao, Xingcai Chen
In order to be more practical on evaluating the response of soil microbial communities to Cu contamination, we compared the microbial activity and selection for the microbial tolerance after a high level Cu exposure in single and corresponding repeated addition. It was shown that the activities of microorganisms in soils were largely inhibited by the exposure of Cu in a level of 32.9mmol/kg. Specifically, single application displayed larger toxicity and longer-term effects on the microbial activity than the same amount of Cu that were repeatedly added by several times...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930854/the-water-kefir-grain-inoculum-determines-the-characteristics-of-the-resulting-water-kefir-fermentation-process
#16
David Laureys, Luc De Vuyst
AIMS: To investigate the influence of the water kefir grain inoculum on the characteristics of the water kefir fermentation process. METHODS AND RESULTS: Three water kefir fermentation processes were started with different water kefir grain inocula and followed as a function of time regarding microbial species diversity, community dynamics, substrate consumption profile, and metabolite production course. The inoculum determined the water kefir grain growth, the viable counts on the grains, the time until total carbohydrate exhaustion, the final metabolite concentrations, and the microbial species diversity...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929396/detection-of-ciprofloxacin-in-urine-through-sensitized-lanthanide-luminescence
#17
Subhankar Singha, Kyo Han Ahn
Ciprofloxacin, a fluoroquinolone antibiotic, is widely used for the treatment of bacterial infection in humans due to its broad antibacterial spectrum. An excessive use or overdose of ciprofloxacin on the other hand can cause several adverse effects not only to humans but also to microorganisms. Unabsorbed ciprofloxacin in the body is mostly excreted through urine and finally goes to the environment, providing a drug resistance pressure on bacteria. Hence a simple and efficient detection method of ciprofloxacin is necessary, which, for example, can be used to analyze ciprofloxacin content in urine...
December 5, 2016: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929141/contact-infection-of-infectious-disease-onboard-a-cruise-ship
#18
Nan Zhang, Ruosong Miao, Hong Huang, Emily Y Y Chan
Cruise tourism has become more popular. Long-term personal contact, complex population flows, a lack of medical care facilities, and defective infrastructure aboard most cruise ships is likely to result in the ship becoming an incubator for infectious diseases. In this paper, we use a cruise ship as a research scenario. Taking into consideration personal behavior, the nature and transfer route of the virus across different surfaces, virus reproduction, and disinfection, we studied contact infection of infectious disease on a cruise ship...
December 8, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929072/antimicrobial-growth-promoters-modulate-host-responses-in-mice-with-a-defined-intestinal-microbiota
#19
Kirsty Brown, Sarah J M Zaytsoff, Richard R E Uwiera, G Douglas Inglis
Antibiotics can promote growth in livestock (antimicrobial growth promoters, AGPs), however lack of knowledge regarding mechanisms has hampered the development of effective non-antibiotic alternatives. Antibiotics affect eukaryotic cells at therapeutic concentrations, yet effects of AGPs on host physiology are relatively understudied, partially due to the complexity of host-microorganism interactions within the gastrointestinal tract. To determine the direct effects of AGPs on the host, we generated Altered Schaedler Flora (ASF) mice, and administered chlortetracycline (CTC) and tylosin phosphate (TYL) in feed...
December 8, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928939/developing-an-ecologically-relevant-heterogeneous-biofilm-model-for-dental-unit-waterlines
#20
Sham Lal, Mark Pearce, Undine E M Achilles-Day, John G Day, L H Glyn Morton, St John Crean, Sim K Singhrao
This study monitored the biodiversity of microbes cultured from a heterogeneous biofilm which had formed on the lumen of a section of dental waterline tubing over a period of 910 days. By day 2 bacterial counts on the outlet-water showed that contamination of the system had occurred. After 14 days, a biofilm comparable to that of clinical waterlines, consisting of bacteria, fungi and amoebae had formed. This showed that the proprietary silver coating applied to the luminal surface of the commercial waterline tubing failed to prevent biofilm formation...
December 8, 2016: Biofouling
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