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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786643/controlled-deactivation-cb1-receptor-ligands-as-a-novel-strategy-to-lower-intraocular-pressure
#1
Sally Miller, Shashank Kulkarni, Alex Ciesielski, Spyros P Nikas, Ken Mackie, Alexandros Makriyannis, Alex Straiker
Nearly half a century has passed since the demonstration that cannabis and its chief psychoactive component Δ⁸-THC lowers intraocular pressure (IOP). Elevated IOP remains the chief hallmark and therapeutic target for glaucoma, a condition that places millions at risk of blindness. It is likely that Δ⁸-THC exerts much of its IOP-lowering effects via the activation of CB1 cannabinoid receptors. However, the initial promise of CB1 as a target for treating glaucoma has not thus far translated into a credible therapeutic strategy...
May 22, 2018: Pharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785353/diet-breadth-and-exploitation-of-exotic-plants-shift-the-core-microbiome-of-cephaloleia-a-group-of-tropical-herbivorous-beetles
#2
Chelsea L Blankenchip, Dana E Michels, H Elizabeth Braker, Shana K Goffredi
The beetle genus Cephaloleia has evolved in association with tropical ginger plants and for many species their specific host plant associations are known. Here we show that the core microbiome of six closely related Costa Rican Cephaloleia species comprises only eight bacterial groups, including members of the Acinetobacter , Enterobacteriacea, Pseudomonas , Lactococcus, and Comamonas . The Acinetobacter and Enterobacteriacea together accounted for 35% of the total average 16S rRNA ribotypes recovered from all specimens...
2018: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785208/developing-cellulolytic-yarrowia-lipolytica-as-a-platform-for-the-production-of-valuable-products-in-consolidated-bioprocessing-of-cellulose
#3
Zhong-Peng Guo, Julien Robin, Sophie Duquesne, Michael Joseph O'Donohue, Alain Marty, Florence Bordes
Background: Both industrial biotechnology and the use of cellulosic biomass as feedstock for the manufacture of various commercial goods are prominent features of the bioeconomy. In previous work, with the aim of developing a consolidated bioprocess for cellulose bioconversion, we conferred cellulolytic activity of Yarrowia lipolytica , one of the most widely studied "nonconventional" oleaginous yeast species. However, further engineering this strain often leads to the loss of previously introduced heterologous genes due to the presence of multiple LoxP sites when using Cre -recombinase to remove previously employed selection markers...
2018: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784572/the-burden-of-familial-chylomicronemia-syndrome-results-from-the-global-in-focus-study
#4
Michael Davidson, Michael Stevenson, Andrew Hsieh, Zahid Ahmad, Jeanine Roeters van Lennep, Caroline Crowson, Joseph L Witztum
BACKGROUND: Familial chylomicronemia syndrome (FCS) is a rare genetic disorder characterized by a deficiency of lipoprotein lipase leading to extreme hypertriglyceridemia. Patients' burden of illness and quality of life have been poorly addressed in the literature. OBJECTIVE: To understand the ways in which FCS impacts patients' lives. METHODS: Investigation of Findings and Observations Captured in Burden of Illness Survey (IN-FOCUS) was a global web-based survey open to patients with FCS...
April 26, 2018: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784323/changes-in-enzymatic-activities-and-functionality-of-whole-wheat-flour-due-to-steaming-of-wheat-kernels
#5
Rachana Poudel, Devin J Rose
The effects of steaming wheat kernels on lipolytic degradation of resulting whole flour was studied by quantifying enzyme activities and lipid degradation products during storage. Lipase, lipoxygenase, polyphenol oxidase, and peroxidase activities were decreased by up to 81%, 63%, 22%, and 34%, respectively, as the time of steaming increased up to 90 s. Steaming had no effect on starch and gluten properties. Upon storage free fatty acids decreased with respect to time of steaming. Time of steaming did not affect lipid oxidation in flour; however, total carbonyls produced in dough made from stored flour were decreased with the increase in steaming duration...
October 15, 2018: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780979/entropy-connects-water-structure-and-dynamics-in-protein-hydration-layer
#6
Jayangika N Dahanayake, Katie R Mitchell-Koch
The enzyme Candida Antarctica lipase B (CALB) serves here as a model for understanding connections among hydration layer dynamics, solvation shell structure, and protein surface structure. The structure and dynamics of water molecules in the hydration layer were characterized for regions of the CALB surface, divided around each α-helix, β-sheet, and loop structure. Heterogeneous hydration dynamics were observed around the surface of the enzyme, in line with spectroscopic observations of other proteins. Regional differences in the structure of the biomolecular hydration layer were found to be concomitant with variations in dynamics...
May 21, 2018: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779226/phenotypic-characterization-of-enzymatic-activity-of-clinical-dermatophyte-isolates-from-animals-with-and-without-skin-lesions-and-humans
#7
Sebastian Gnat, Dominik Łagowski, Aneta Nowakiewicz, Przemysław Zięba
AIMS: The pathogenesis of dermatophytoses is associated with the secretion of enzymes degrading the infected tissue components. Although many studies on enzymatic activity of dermatophytes have been conducted over the years, there have been no concrete proposals on construction of the profile of enzymes characteristic of individual species, genus, or ecological types of dermatophytes. The aim of this study was to assess the capability of clinical dermatophyte isolates from both symptomatic and asymptomatic animals and humans to produce different enzymes...
May 20, 2018: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778561/severe-xanthomatosis-in-heterozygous-familial-hypercholesterolemia
#8
Sumayah Aljenedil, Isabelle Ruel, Kevin Watters, Jacques Genest
BACKGROUND: Familial hypercholesterolemia is a genetic lipoprotein disorder characterized by elevated plasma low-density lipoprotein cholesterol level, (tendinous xanthomas, xanthelasmas, and premature arcus corneus) and early onset atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Familial hypercholesterolemia is caused by mutations in the low-density lipoprotein receptor, apolipoprotein B or proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 genes. Rare mutations in low-density lipoprotein receptor adapter protein 1, APOE p...
April 3, 2018: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778238/interplay-between-estrogen-related-receptors-and-steroidogenesis-controlling-molecules-in-adrenals-in-vivo-and-in-vitro-study
#9
A Pacwa, E Gorowska-Wojtowicz, A Ptak, P Pawlicki, A Milon, M Sekula, K Lesniak, B Bilinska, A Hejmej, M Kotula-Balak
Estrogen-related receptors (ERRs) α, β and γ appear to be novel molecules implicated in estrogen signaling. We blocked and activated ERRs in mouse (C57BL/6) adrenals and adrenocortical cells (H295R) using pharmacological agents XCT 790 (ERRα antagonist) and DY131 (ERRβ/γ agonist), respectively. Mice were injected with XCT 790 or DY131 (5 μg/kg bw) while cells were exposed to XCT 790 or DY131 (0.5 μg/L). Irrespectively of the agent used, changes in adrenocortical cell morphology along with changes in lutropin, cholesterol levels and estrogen production were found...
May 16, 2018: Acta Histochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777804/towards-an-affordable-enzymatic-production-of-biopolyols-comparing-the-immobilization-of-lipases-by-two-optimized-techniques
#10
Milda Šulcienė, Boris Kolvenbach, Erik Ammann, Inga Matijošytė
The production of biopolyols (sustainable, renewable and biodegradable precursors), is exclusively focused on the conventional chemical synthesis pathways, and currently, no polyols are produced by enzymatic processes at an industrial scale, because they are not competitive when compared to petrochemically based polyols due to the overall cost for their production. This can be mainly attributed to the high costs of commercial enzymes used in this process and their use is limited by their lack of stability during the bioprocess...
May 16, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776603/regulation-of-g-protein-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-signaling
#11
Kanishka Senarath, Dinesh Kankanamge, Saroopa Samaradivakara, Kasun Ratnayake, Mithila Tennakoon, Ajith Karunarathne
Heterotrimeric guanine nucleotide-binding proteins (G proteins) deliver external signals to the cell interior, upon activation by the external signal stimulated G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs).While the activated GPCRs control several pathways independently, activated G proteins control the vast majority of cellular and physiological functions, ranging from vision to cardiovascular homeostasis. Activated GPCRs dissociate GαGDPβγ heterotrimer into GαGTP and free Gβγ. Earlier, GαGTP was recognized as the primary signal transducer of the pathway and Gβγ as a passive signaling modality that facilitates the activity of Gα...
2018: International Review of Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775711/co-expression-purification-and-characterization-of-the-lipase-and-foldase-of-burkholderia-contaminans-lteb11
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Robson Carlos Alnoch, Adriano Alves Stefanello, Viviane de Paula Martini, Jeferson Luiz Richter, Cesar Mateo, Emanuel Maltempi de Souza, David Alexander Mitchell, Marcelo Muller-Santos, Nadia Krieger
Genes encoding lipase LipBC (lipA) and foldase LifBC (lipB) were identified in the genome of Burkholderia contaminans LTEB11. Analysis of the predicted amino acid sequence of lipA showed its high identity with lipases from Pseudomonas luteola (91%), Burkholderia cepacia (96%) and Burkholderia lata (97%), and classified LipBC lipase in the lipase subfamily I.2. The genes lipA and lipB were amplified and cloned into expression vectors pET28a(+) and pT7-7, respectively. His-tagged LipBC and native LifBC were co-expressed in Escherichia coli and purified...
May 15, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775706/purification-and-characterization-of-an-organic-solvent-tolerant-and-detergent-stable-lipase-from-haloferax-mediterranei-cncmm-50101
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Siham Akmoussi-Toumi, Souad Khemili-Talbi, Imen Ferioune, Salima Kebbouche-Gana
The present study investigates the purification and biochemical characterization of an extracellular lipase (HML) from Haloarchaea Haloferax mediterranei strain ATS1, isolated from the Sebkha (Medea, Algeria). The pure protein was obtained with ammonium sulfate precipitation (40-70%)-dialysis and UNO Q-6 FPLC, and characterized biochemically. Matrix assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF/MS) analysis revealed that the purified enzyme was a monomer, with a molecular mass of 45,011...
May 15, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773783/cholesteryl-ester-storage-disease-fatal-outcome-without-causal-therapy-in-a-female-patient-with-the-preventable-sequelae-of-progressive-liver-disease-after-many-years-of-mild-symptoms
#14
Ali Canbay, Meike N Müller, Stathis Philippou, Guido Gerken, Andreas Tromm
BACKGROUND Cholesteryl ester storage disease (CESD), also known as lysosomal acid lipase deficiency (LAL-D), is a rare autosomal-recessive inheritable lysosomal storage disease. Since 2015, a causal treatment with sebelipase alfa, which replaces the missing LAL enzyme, has been approved. We report a fatal course of LAL-D in a female patient. CASE REPORT In 1979, CESD was first diagnosed in a 13-year-old female with marked hepatomegaly. At that time, no specific treatment for CESD was available and the spontaneous course of the disease had to be awaited...
May 18, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772382/enhanced-biodegradation-of-hydrocarbons-in-petroleum-tank-bottom-oil-sludge-and-characterization-of-biocatalysts-and-biosurfactants
#15
S Hepziba Suganthi, Shabnam Murshid, Sriswarna Sriram, K Ramani
Petroleum hydrocarbon removal from tank bottom oil sludge is a major issue due to its properties. Conventional physicochemical treatment techniques are less effective. Though the bioremediation is considered for the hydrocarbon removal from tank bottom oil sludge, the efficiency is low and time taking due to the low yield of biocatalysts and biosurfactants. The focal theme of the present investigation is to modify the process by introducing the intermittent inoculation for the enhanced biodegradation of hydrocarbons in the tank bottom oil sludge by maintaining a constant level of biocatalysts such as oxidoreductase, catalase, and lipase as well as biosurfactants...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768196/loss-of-abhd15-impairs-the-anti-lipolytic-action-of-insulin-by-altering-pde3b-stability-and-contributes-to-insulin-resistance
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Wenmin Xia, Ariane R Pessentheiner, Dina C Hofer, Melina Amor, Renate Schreiber, Gabriele Schoiswohl, Thomas O Eichmann, Evelyn Walenta, Bianca Itariu, Gerhard Prager, Hubert Hackl, Thomas Stulnig, Dagmar Kratky, Thomas Rülicke, Juliane G Bogner-Strauss
Elevated circulating fatty acids (FAs) contribute to obesity-associated metabolic complications, but the mechanisms by which insulin suppresses lipolysis are poorly understood. We show that α/β-hydrolase domain-containing 15 (ABHD15) is required for the anti-lipolytic action of insulin in white adipose tissue (WAT). Neither insulin nor glucose treatments can suppress FA mobilization in global and conditional Abhd15-knockout (KO) mice. Accordingly, insulin signaling is impaired in Abhd15-KO adipocytes, as indicated by reduced AKT phosphorylation, glucose uptake, and de novo lipogenesis...
May 15, 2018: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767109/nutrient-density-of-prestarter-diets-from-1-to-10-days-of-age-affects-intestinal-morphometry-enzyme-activity-serum-indices-and-performance-of-broiler-chickens
#17
Ficinine V Ivanovich, Ocmanyan A Karlovich, Reza Mahdavi, Egorov I Afanasyevich
A total of 480 day-old Cobb 500 broilers were used to investigate the effects of different levels of digestible amino acids (DAA; 100%, 107% and 114% of Cobb recommendations) and ME (3,000 or 2,900 kcal/kg) of prestarter diet on mixed sex broilers performance, enzyme activity, small intestine morphology, and serum metabolites. Broilers were randomly allotted to 6 treatments, where each treatment applied to 4 pens with 20 birds in each. The birds were subjected to their respective treatment diets from 1 to 10 days of age...
September 2017: Animal nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767108/optimizing-protein-and-lipid-levels-in-practical-diet-for-juvenile-northern-snakehead-fish-channa-argus
#18
Gladstone Sagada, Jianming Chen, Binqian Shen, Aixia Huang, Lihui Sun, Jianhu Jiang, Chunhua Jin
A 3 × 3 factorial feeding trial was conducted to evaluate the production response of juvenile northern snakehead fish ( Channa argus ). Nine diets containing 3 protein levels (45%, 48% and 51%) and 3 lipid levels (9%, 12% and 15%) were formulated and fed to triplicate groups of juvenile northern snakehead (15.78 ± 0.09 g/fish) for 8 weeks. The formulated diets were named as P45L9, P45L12, P45L15, P48L9, P48L12, P48L15, P51L9, P51L12 and P51L15 (P-Protein, L-Lipid), respectively. Fish fed diets with the lowest protein and lipid combination (P45L9) had the lowest growth performance...
June 2017: Animal nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764765/easy-reuse-of-magnetic-cross-linked-enzyme-aggregates-of-lipase-b-from-candida-antarctica-to-obtain-biodiesel-from-chlorella-vulgaris-lipids
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Enrique Angulo Picó, Carmen López, Álvaro Cruz-Izquierdo, Mercedes Munarriz, Francisco Javier Iruretagoyena, Juan Luis Serra, María Jesús Llama
In this work, magnetic cross-linked enzyme aggregates (mCLEAs) of CALB (lipase B from Candida antarctica) were prepared and characterized. Moreover, a method for an easy, sustainable and economic extraction of lipids from nitrogen-starved cells of Chlorella vulgaris var L3 was developed. Then, the extracted lipids (oils and free fatty acids, FFAs) were converted to biodiesel using mCLEAs and chemical acid catalysis. Among several lipid extraction methods, saponification was selected given the amount of wet microalgal biomass it can process per unit of time, its low market value, and because it allows for the use of less toxic solvents...
May 12, 2018: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764424/long-non-coding-rna-neat1-modulated-abnormal-lipolysis-via-atgl-drives-hepatocellular-carcinoma-proliferation
#20
Xirui Liu, Yingjian Liang, Ruipeng Song, Guangchao Yang, Jihua Han, Yaliang Lan, Shangha Pan, Mingxi Zhu, Yao Liu, Yan Wang, Fanzheng Meng, Yifeng Cui, Jiabei Wang, Bo Zhang, Xuan Song, Zhaoyang Lu, Tongsen Zheng, Lianxin Liu
BACKGROUND: Abnormal metabolism, including abnormal lipid metabolism, is a hallmark of cancer cells. Some studies have demonstrated that the lipogenic pathway might promote the development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, the role of the lipolytic pathway in HCC has not been elucidated. METHODS: We compared levels of adipose triglyceride lipase (ATGL) in human HCC and healthy liver tissues by real time PCR, western blot and immunohistochemistry. We measured diacylglycerol(DAG) and free fatty acid (FFA) levels in HCC cells driven by the NEAT1-ATGL axis and in HCC tissues...
May 15, 2018: Molecular Cancer
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