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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647825/contribution-characteristics-of-the-in-situ-extracellular-polymeric-substances-eps-in-phanerochaete-chrysosporium-to-pb-immobilization
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Ningjie Li, Xuehong Zhang, Dunqiu Wang, Yan Cheng, Lei Wu, Linbo Fu
White rot fungi have been extensively reported to have strong adsorption capacity to heavy metal ions, whereas the knowledge of extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) from the fungus has been rarely involved. In this study, the contribution characteristics of 'the in situ EPS in Phanerochaete chrysosporium to Pb immobilization were investigated. First of all, the component and amount of EPS were investigated. It was found that the main component of EPS was carbohydrates, and highest EPS amount was produced at 5 days...
June 24, 2017: Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647530/measuring-kinetic-rate-constants-of-multiple-component-reactions-with-optical-biosensors
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David A Edwards, Ryan M Evans, Wenbin Li
One may measure the kinetic rate constants associated with biochemical reactions using an optical biosensor: an instrument in which ligand molecules are convected through a flow cell over a surface to which receptors are immobilized. If there are multiple reactants, one is faced with the problem of fitting multiple kinetic rate constants to one signal, since data from all of the reacting species is lumped together. Even in the presence of ambiguous data, one may use a series of experiments to accurately determine the rate constants...
June 21, 2017: Analytical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647357/biophysical-characterization-of-histone-h3-3-k27%C3%A2-m-point-mutation
#3
Szabolcs Hetey, Beáta Boros-Oláh, Tímea Kuik-Rózsa, Qiuzhen Li, Zsolt Karányi, Zoltán Szabó, Jason Roszik, Nikoletta Szalóki, György Vámosi, Katalin Tóth, Lóránt Székvölgyi
Lysine 27 to methionine (K27 M) mutation of the histone variant H3.3 drives the formation of an aggressive glioblastoma multiforme tumor in infants. Here we analyzed how the methionine substitution alters the stability of H3.3 nucleosomes in vitro and modifies its kinetic properties in live cells. We also determined whether the presence of mutant nucleosomes perturbed the mobility of the PRC2 subunit Ezh2 (enhancer-of-zeste homolog 2). We found that K27 M nucleosomes maintained the wild-type molecular architecture both at the level of bulk histones and single nucleosomes and followed similar diffusion kinetics to wild-type histones in live cells...
June 21, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647120/drrc-protein-of-streptomyces-peucetius-removes-daunorubicin-from-intercalated-dnri-promoter
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Francis Prija, Ranjan Prasad
DrrC is a DNA-binding protein of Streptomyces peucetius that provides self-resistance against daunorubicin, the antibiotic produced by the organism. DrrC was expressed in E.coli and purified by using N-terminal MBP-tag which retained DNA-binding property in spite of the tag. Mobility shift assay confirmed the interaction of 313bp DNA that has the dnrI promoter, daunorubicin and MBP-DrrC in the presence of ATP. Biotinylated and immobilized 313bp DNA was intercalated with daunorubicin to observe the release of the drug when MBP-DrrC is allowed to act on the DNA...
September 2017: Microbiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646720/nanoporous-gold-based-microbial-biosensor-for-direct-determination-of-sulfide
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Zhuang Liu, Hanyue Ma, Huihui Sun, Rui Gao, Honglei Liu, Xia Wang, Ping Xu, Luying Xun
Environmental pollution caused by sulfide compounds has become a major problem for public health. Hence, there is an urgent need to explore a sensitive, selective, and simple sulfide detection method for environmental monitoring and protection. Here, a novel microbial biosensor was developed using recombinant Escherichia coli BL21 (E. coli BL21) expressing sulfide:quinone oxidoreductase (SQR) for sulfide detection. As an important enzyme involved in the initial step of sulfide metabolism, SQR oxidizes sulfides to polysulfides and transfers electrons to the electron transport chain...
June 20, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646555/low-thrombogenic-fibrin-heparin-coating-promotes-in-vitro-endothelialization
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Ondřej Kaplan, Teresa Hierlemann, Stefanie Krajewski, Julia Kurz, Martina Nevoralová, Milan Houska, Tomáš Riedel, Zuzana Riedelová, Jana Zárubová, Hans P Wendel, Eduard Brynda
Long-term performance of implanted cardiovascular grafts can be ensured if living endothelium overgrows their surface. Surface modifications to implants are therefore being sought that can encourage endothelialization while preventing thrombus formation until the natural endothelium is formed. In the present study, heparin was covalently attached to a fibrin mesh grown from a PVC substrate surface by the catalytic action of surface immobilized thrombin on a fibrinogen solution. The coating prevented platelet activation, thrombin generation and clot formation, and reduced inflammatory reactions when exposed to fresh human whole blood circulating in a Chandler loop model...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646414/dynamic-meso-scale-anchorage-of-gpi-anchored-receptors-in-the-plasma-membrane-prion-protein-vs-thy1
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Yuri L Nemoto, Roger J Morris, Hiroko Hijikata, Taka A Tsunoyama, Akihiro C E Shibata, Rinshi S Kasai, Akihiro Kusumi, Takahiro K Fujiwara
The central mechanism for the transmission of the prion protein misfolding is the structural conversion of the normal cellular prion protein to the pathogenic misfolded prion protein, by the interaction with misfolded prion protein. This process might be enhanced due to the homo-dimerization/oligomerization of normal prion protein. However, the behaviors of normal prion protein in the plasma membrane have remained largely unknown. Here, using single fluorescent-molecule imaging, we found that both prion protein and Thy1, a control glycosylphosphatidylinositol-anchored protein, exhibited very similar intermittent transient immobilizations lasting for a few seconds within an area of 24...
June 24, 2017: Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645765/chitosan-surface-modified-electrospun-poly-%C3%AE%C2%B5-caprolactone-carbon-nanotube-composite-fibers-with-enhanced-mechanical-cell-proliferation-and-antibacterial-properties
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Siyu Wang, Yumei Li, Rui Zhao, Toufeng Jin, Li Zhang, Xiang Li
The surface modification is one of the most effective methods to improve the bioactivity and cell affinity effect of electrospun poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL) fibers. In the present study, chitosan (CS), a cationic polysaccharide, was used to modify the surface of electrospun PCL fibers. To obtain strong interaction between CS and PCL fibers, negatively charged PCL fibers were prepared by the incorporation of acid-treated carbon nanotubes (CNTs) into the fibers. In this way, the positively charged chitosan could be immobilized onto the surface of PCL fibers tightly by the electrostatic attraction...
June 20, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645756/an-aptamer-based-pcr-method-coupled-with-magnetic-immunoseparation-for-sensitive-detection-of-salmonella-typhimurium-in-ground-turkey
#9
Lijun Wang, Ronghui Wang, Hong Wang, Michael Slavik, Hua Wei, Yanbin Li
Aptamers are single-stranded oligonucleotide ligands that can bind to targets with high affinity and specificity. They have been widely studied in the field of diagnostics as alternatives to antibodies due to their favorable features such as easy labeling, temperature tolerance, lower cost and recognition of a wide variety of targets. In this study, an aptamer-based PCR method coupled with magnetic immunoseparation was developed to detect S. Typhimurium from ground turkey. Firstly, biotinylated polyclonal anti-S...
June 20, 2017: Analytical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645723/doublet-tracer-tests-to-determine-the-contaminant-flushing-properties-of-a-municipal-solid-waste-landfill
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N D Woodman, T C Rees-White, R P Beaven, A M Stringfellow, J A Barker
This paper describes a programme of research investigating horizontal fluid flow and solute transport through saturated municipal solid waste (MSW) landfill. The purpose is to inform engineering strategies for future contaminant flushing. Solute transport between injection/abstraction well pairs (doublets) is investigated using three tracers over five separate tests at well separations between 5m and 20m. Two inorganic tracers (lithium and bromide) were used, plus the fluorescent dye tracer, rhodamine-WT. There was no evidence for persistent preferential horizons or pathways at the inter-well scale...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Contaminant Hydrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644918/heterogeneous-microtesla-sabre-enhancement-of-15n-nmr-signals
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Kirill V Kovtunov, Larisa M Kovtunova, Max E Gemeinhardt, Andrey V Bukhtiyarov, Jonathan Gesiorski, Valerii I Bukhtiyarov, Eduard Y Chekmenev, Igor V Koptyug, Boyd Goodson
The hyperpolarization of heteronuclei via Signal Amplification by Reversible Exchange (SABRE) was investigated under conditions of heterogeneous catalysis and microtesla magnetic fields. Immobilization of [IrCl(COD)(IMes)], [IMes = 1,3-bis(2,4,6-trimethylphenyl), imidazole-2-ylidene; COD = cyclooctadiene] catalyst onto silica particles modified with NH2(CH2)3- linkers engenders an effective heterogeneous SABRE (HET-SABRE) catalyst that was used to demonstrate ~102-fold enhancement of 15N NMR signals in pyridine at 9...
June 23, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644732/lipophilicity-and-biomimetic-properties-to-support-drug-discovery
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Fotios Tsopelas, Constantinos Giaginis, Anna Tsantili-Kakoulidou
Lipophilicity, expressed as the octanol-water partition coefficient, constitutes the most important property in drug action, influencing both pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamics processes as well as drug toxicity. On the other hand, biomimetic properties defined as the retention outcome on HPLC columns containing a biological relevant agent, provide a considerable advance for rapid experimental -based estimation of ADME properties in early drug discovery stages. Areas covered: This review highlights the paramount importance of lipophilicity in almost all aspects of drug action and safety...
June 23, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644428/early-results-of-the-conservative-treatment-of-distal-radius-fractures-immobilization-of-the-wrist-in-dorsal-versus-palmar-flexion
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Maki Grle, Miro Miljko, Ivana Grle, Faruk Hodžić, Tarik Kapidžić
Aim To evaluate immobilization with dorsal forearm plaster splint with the wrist in dorsal flexion vs palmar flexion in patients with distal radius fracture. Methods In the prospective study (2012-2014) 122 patients (of which 22 patients lost) with fractures of the distal radius type A2, A3 and C according to the AO classification were investigated. At the end there were 50 patients in each of the two groups: the dorsiflexion (DF) group had a total of 37 women and 13 men, mean age was 63.48 ± 14.70, and in the palmar flexion (PF) group there were respectively 38/12, and the mean age was 64...
August 1, 2017: Medicinski Glasnik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644399/effects-of-biochar-derived-sewage-sludge-on-heavy-metal-adsorption-and-immobilization-in-soils
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Dan Zhou, Dan Liu, Fengxiang Gao, Mengke Li, Xianping Luo
The object of this study was to evaluate the effect of sewage sludge biochar on adsorption and mobility of Cr, Mn, Cu, and Zn. Biochar (BC400) was produced via pyrolysis of municipal sewage sludge at 400 °C. Maximum adsorption capacities (qm) for Zn, Cr, Mn, and Cu were 5.905, 5.724, 5.681, and 5.342 mg·g(-1), respectively, in the mono-metal solution and 2.475, 8.204, 1.01, and 5.415 mg·g(-1), respectively, in the multi-metal solution. The adsorption capacities for Mn, Cu, and Zn decreased in the multi-metal solution due to competitive adsorption, whereas the capacity for Cr increased...
June 23, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643898/identification-of-cross-reactive-b-cell-epitopes-between-bos-d-9-0101-bos-taurus-and-gly-m-5-0101-glycine-max-by-epitope-mapping-maldi-tof-ms
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Ángela María Candreva, Mario Ferrer-Navarro, Silvia Bronsoms, Alejandra Quiroga, Renata Curciarello, Ana Cauerhff, Silvana Petruccelli, Guillermo Horacio Docena, Sebastián Alejandro Trejo
Exposure to cow's milk constitutes one of the most common causes of food allergy. In addition, exposure to soy proteins has become relevant in a restricted proportion of milk allergic pediatric patients treated with soy formulae as a dairy substitute, because of the cross-allergenicity described between soy and milk proteins . We have previously identified several cross-reactive allergens between milk and soy that may explain this intolerance. The purpose of the present work was to identify epitopes in the purified αS1-casein and the recombinant soy allergen Gly m 5...
June 23, 2017: Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643454/polar-zoobenthos-blue-carbon-storage-increases-with-sea-ice-losses-because-across-shelf-growth-gains-from-longer-algal-blooms-outweigh-ice-scour-mortality-in-the-shallows
#16
David K A Barnes
One of the major climate-forced global changes has been white to blue to green; losses of sea ice extent in time and space around Arctic and West Antarctic seas has increased open water and the duration (though not magnitude) of phytoplankton blooms. Blueing of the poles has increases potential for heat absorption for positive feedback but conversely the longer phytoplankton blooms have increased carbon export to storage and sequestration by shelf benthos. However, ice shelf collapses and glacier retreat can calve more icebergs, and the increased open water allows icebergs more opportunities to scour the seabed, reducing zoobenthic blue carbon capture and storage...
June 23, 2017: Global Change Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642952/solventless-mechanochemical-preparation-of-novel-magnetic-bioconjugates
#17
Daily Rodriguez-Padrón, Alain R Puente-Santiago, Alina M Balu, Antonio A Romero, Rafael Luque
A solventless mechanochemical approach was employed to obtain a bioconjugate (BSA-DA-Fe2O3) based on bovine serum albumin (BSA) and dopamine (DA) coated iron oxide magnetic nanoparticles. UV-vis measurements of the obtained material showed a distinctive peak at 280 nm which, together with the presence of N on the surface of the nanomaterial (a band at 400 eV in the XPS spectrum) and zeta potential measurements, confirmed the successful immobilization of the protein. Additionally, the presence of two bands at 1652 and 1545 cm(-1) in the FT-IR spectra of both BSA and BSA-DA-Fe2O3 and steady-state fluorescence analysis validated that the protein preserved its native-like structure after the mechanochemical milling process...
June 23, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642450/cbp501-inhibits-egf-dependent-cell-migration-invasion-and-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cells-by-blocking-kras-to-calmodulin-binding
#18
Naoya Saito, Naoki Mine, Donald W Kufe, Daniel D Von Hoff, Takumi Kawabe
The anti-cancer agent CBP501 binds to calmodulin (CaM). Recent studies showed that migration and metastasis are inhibited by several CaM antagonists. However, there is no available evidence that CBP501 has similar effects. Here we found that CBP501 inhibits migration of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cells in vitro, even in the presence of migration inducing factors such as WNT, IL-6, and several growth factors. CBP501 also inhibited epidermal growth factor (EGF) enhanced invasion and the epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT), and this inhibition was accompanied by (i) suppression of Akt and ERK1/2 phosphorylation, and (ii) suppression of expression of transcription factor Zeb1 and the mesenchymal marker Vimentin...
June 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642188/costal-graft-as-a-support-for-bone-regeneration-after-mandibular-juvenile-ossifying-fibroma-resection-an-unusual-case-report
#19
F Fauvel, R Pace, F Grimaud, F Marion, P Corre, B Piot
Spontaneous regeneration of bone tissue after mandibular resection is rare in adults, although it does often take place in children. Periosteum conservation appears to play a major role in this healing process. We here report regarding a 5-year-old boy who exhibited a large mandibular trabecular juvenile ossifying fibroma. The lesion was treated by mandibulectomy, with careful preservation of the periosteal layer and immediate reconstruction with a costal graft by an intra-oral approach. Monitoring over the course of a year revealed spontaneous mandibular regeneration, and it allowed for a series of measurements of the graft to be made...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641985/single-step-colony-assay-for-screening-antibody-libraries
#20
Mieko Kato, Yoshiro Hanyu
We describe a method, single-step colony assay, for simple and rapid screening of single-chain Fv fragment (scFv) libraries. Colonies of Escherichia coli expressing the scFv library are formed on a hydrophilic filter that is positioned in contact with a membrane coated with an antigen. scFv expression is triggered upon treatment of colonies with an induction reagent, following which scFvs are secreted from the cells and diffused to the antigen-coated membrane. scFvs that exhibit binding affinity for the antigen are captured by the membrane-immobilized antigen...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Biotechnology
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