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Can Chen, Nusratgul Anwar, Chen Wu, Geyi Fu, Ruijun Wang, Choangya Zhang, Yuehong Wu, Cong Sun, Min Wu
A Gram-stain-negative, aerobic, motile and rod-shaped bacterium, designated MC28T , was isolated from storage liquid collected from the stems of Populus euphratica in the Xinjiang province of China. The growth range of NaCl concentration was 0.5-6.0 % (w/v), with an optimum at 3.0 % (w/v), the temperature range for growth was 10-45 °C, with an optimum at 40 °C, and the pH range for growth was 6.0-9.0, with an optimum around pH 8.5. Phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA gene sequences revealed that strain MC28T formed a distinct lineage in the clade of genus Halomonas and is closely related to Halomonas desiderata DSM 9502T (96...
March 21, 2018: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
Tulshidas S Patil, Ashwini S Deshpande, Shirish Deshpande, Pravin Shende
Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by the pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Prolonged administration of high dose antibiotics using oral and injectable routes and their associated side effects, show limitations to successful treatment outcome of TB. Nanocarrier-based dry powder inhalers (DPIs) may provide a breakthrough as an alternative therapeutic approach because of their stable, non-invasive nature and ability to target the drug at the site of infection. The current review focuses on the roadmap of the respiratory system, drug deposition and targeting at the site of infection via pulmonary route...
March 21, 2018: Journal of Drug Targeting
Guiying Tang, Pingli Xu, Wenhua Ma, Fang Wang, Zhanji Liu, Shubo Wan, Lei Shan
Peanut ( Arachis hypogaea L.) is one of the major oil crops and is the fifth largest source of plant oils in the world. Numerous genes participate in regulating the biosynthesis and accumulation of the storage lipids in seeds or other reservoir organs, among which several transcription factors, such as LEAFY COTYLEDON1 ( AtLEC1 ), LEC2 , and WRINKLED1 ( WRI1 ), involved in embryo development also control the lipid reservoir in seeds. In this study, the AtLEC1 gene was transferred into the peanut genome and expressed in a seed-specific manner driven by the NapinA full-length promoter or its truncated 230-bp promoter...
2018: Frontiers in Plant Science
Shabir Ahmad Lone
Artificial insemination (AI) with cryopreserved semen has a pivotal role in wider dissemination of germplasm of elite livestock and also for conservation of various endangered species. Cryopreservation allows storage of semen for a prolonged period of time and facilitates greater exchange of genetic material among distant populations. Cryopreservation, however, leads to certain deleterious effects on sperm including premature induction of the acrosome reaction, reduced sperm motility and viability, and impaired sperm DNA integrity and fertility...
March 13, 2018: Animal Reproduction Science
Hendrik Fueser, Nabil Majdi, Arne Haegerbaeumer, Christian Pilger, Henning Hachmeister, Paul Greife, Thomas Huser, Walter Traunspurger
Lipid storage provides energy for cell survival, growth, and reproduction and is closely related to the organismal response to stress imposed by toxic chemicals. However, the effects of toxicants on energy storage as it impacts certain life-history traits have rarely been investigated. Here, we used the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans as a test species for a chronic exposure to copper (Cu) at EC20 (0.50 mg Cu/l). Effects on the fatty acid distribution in C. elegans body were determined using coherent anti-Stokes Raman spectroscopy (CARS) to link population fitness responses with individual ecophysiological responses...
March 16, 2018: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
Karen Nørgaard Nielsen, Julia Peics, Tao Ma, Iuliia Karavaeva, Morten Dall, Sabina Chubanava, Astrid L Basse, Oksana Dmytriyeva, Jonas T Treebak, Zachary Gerhart-Hines
OBJECTIVE: The ability of adipose tissue to expand and contract in response to fluctuations in nutrient availability is essential for the maintenance of whole-body metabolic homeostasis. Given the nutrient scarcity that mammals faced for millions of years, programs involved in this adipose plasticity were likely evolved to be highly efficient in promoting lipid storage. Ironically, this previously advantageous feature may now represent a metabolic liability given the caloric excess of modern society...
March 7, 2018: Molecular Metabolism
Sarah Cohen
Long considered inert fat storage depots, it has become clear that lipid droplets (LDs) are bona fide organelles. Like other organelles, they have a characteristic complement of proteins and lipids, and undergo a life cycle that includes biogenesis, maturation, interactions with other organelles, and turnover. I will discuss recent insights into mechanisms governing the life cycle of LDs, and compare and contrast the LD life cycle with that of other metabolic organelles such as mitochondria, peroxisomes, and autophagosomes, highlighting open questions in the field...
2018: International Review of Cell and Molecular Biology
Helga Medić, Ivona Djurkin Kušec, Jelka Pleadin, Lidija Kozačinski, Bela Njari, Brigita Hengl, Goran Kušec
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of frozen storage duration (3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18 months) on physical, chemical and microbial properties of pork in three cuts (loin, ham, and belly rib). During frozen storage, significant alterations in physical and chemical parameters were observed through the increase of the total exudate, pH and lightness (L*), and a decrease of shear force and yellowness (b*). Water content in ham samples decreased, while protein content increased. The lipid oxidation (TBA) values in loin and ham samples increased for up to fifteen months of frozen storage, after which they decreased...
March 9, 2018: Meat Science
Ewa M Kalemba, Ewelina Ratajczak
Approximately 20% of plant species, including silver maple (Acer saccharinum L.), produce seeds that are sensitive to desiccation, which is reflected in their poor storage potential and viability. In the search for a compound that can improve seed recalcitrance, freshly harvested seeds were soaked in either 2.5 mM reduced glutathione (GSH) or water and desiccated to comparable water levels of 55-20%. We examined the impact of a doubled endogenous level of glutathione on the seed germination capacity, the activity of enzymes involved in glutathione metabolism, the cell membrane components and integrity, reactive oxygen species, and ascorbate levels...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Plant Physiology
Paula Baréa, Valéria Aquilino Barbosa, Danielle Lazarin Bidóia, Jéssica Carreira de Paula, Talitha Fernandes Stefanello, Willian Ferreira da Costa, Celso Vataru Nakamura, Maria Helena Sarragiotto
A series of novel hybrids β-carboline-1,3,5-triazine were synthesized and evaluated for their in vitro antileishmanial activity against promastigote and amastigote forms of Leishmania amazonensis. Among the compounds tested, the hybrids 9d, 9e, 16a and 16b showed potent activity against the promastigote forms with IC50 values less than 8 μM. Compounds 9e and 16b were also active against amastigote forms, displaying IC50 values of 1.0 ± 0.1 μM and 1.2 ± 0.5 μM, respectively. Besides that, the hybrid 16b bearing the 4-methoxyphenyl group at C-1 of β-carboline and isopropylamino group at 1,3,5-triazine, showed low toxicity, being 23...
March 6, 2018: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
Yuyan Zhu, Chih-Yu Chen, Junjie Li, Ji-Xin Cheng, Miran Jang, Kee-Hong Kim
As adipose tissue is the major cholesterol storage organ and most of the intracellular cholesterol is distributed to lipid droplets (LDs), cholesterol homeostasis may have a role in the regulation of adipocyte size and function. ACAT catalyze the formation of cholesteryl ester from free cholesterol modulate the cholesterol balance. Despite the well-documented role of ACATs in hypercholesterolemia, their role in LD development during adipogenesis remains elusive. Here, we identify ACATs as regulators of de novo lipogenesis and LD formation in murine 3T3-L1 adipocytes...
March 16, 2018: Journal of Lipid Research
Hanrui Zhang
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Lysosomal acid lipase (LAL), encoded by the LIPA gene, is an essential lysosomal enzyme that hydrolyzes cholesteryl ester and triglyceride delivered to the lysosome. This review highlights the novel pathophysiological role of LAL, the functional genomic discoveries of LIPA as a risk locus for coronary heart diseases (CHD), and the clinical advance in therapies for LAL deficiency. RECENT FINDINGS: The essential role of LAL in lipid metabolism has been confirmed in human and mice with LAL deficiency...
March 15, 2018: Current Opinion in Lipidology
Zhen-Hua Duan, Hua-Zhong Liu, Ping Luo, Yi-Peng Gu, Yan-Qun Li
BACKGROUND: Preservative effect of melanin-free extract of Sepia esculenta ink (MFESI) on Sparus latus fillet has been verified in our previous work. This study aims to further approach the mechanism of MFESI for extending the shelf-life of fish fillet during cold storage. Tilapia fillets were treated with different dosage of MFESI (0, 15, 25 and 35 mg/ml) and packed with preservative film for succedent cold-storage at 4 °C for scheduled time. Contents of total volatile basic nitrogen and sulfydryl and carbanyl groups were measured for evaluating protein oxidation...
March 14, 2018: Chemistry Central Journal
Jiaze Tan, Haitao Yang, Jingchuan Fan, Yulan Fan, Fei Xiao
OBJECTIVES: Neutral lipid storage disease with myopathy (NLSDM) is a rare metabolic myopathy occurring owing to mutations in the patatin like phospholipase domain containing 2 (PNPLA2) gene. Till date, less than 50 patients with PNPLA2 mutations have been reported. In this study, we describe the clinical, pathological, and genetic findings, and muscle magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) changes in four Chinese patients with NLSDM. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Peripheral blood smears were stained using Wright's stain...
March 5, 2018: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
Stefano Tozza, Raffaele Dubbioso, Rosa Iodice, Antonietta Topa, Marcello Esposito, Lucia Ruggiero, Emanuele Spina, Anna De Rosa, Francesco Saccà, Lucio Santoro, Fiore Manganelli
Niemann-Pick disease type C (NPC) is a recessive lysosomal lipid storage disorder characterized by central nervous system involvement. Miglustat treatment might improve or stabilize neurological manifestations but there is still limited data on the long-term efficacy. The aim of our study was to report a four-year clinical, neuropsychological and electrophysiological follow-up of two sisters under treatment with miglustat. We report data at basal (T0) and after 4 years (T4) of treatment with miglustat from two sisters (P1 and P2) affected by NPC disease...
March 13, 2018: Neurological Sciences
Monala Jayaprakash Rao, Malathi Srinivasan, Ram Rajasekharan
Cell size and morphology are key adaptive features that influence almost all aspects of cellular physiology such as cell cycle and lipid metabolism. Here we report the role of a transcription factor Suppressor Phenotype of Ty elements insertion 10 (SPT10) of Saccharomyces cerevisiae in regulating cell cycle, cell size and lipid metabolism in concert, in addition to its defined role of histone gene expression. Morphological and biochemical analyses of spt10Δ strain show an abnormal cell size, cell cycle and lipid levels...
March 13, 2018: Current Genetics
Maopeng Tian, Zijie Zhou, Songwei Tan, Xionglin Fan, Longmeng Li, Nadeem Ullah
Despite the vaccine Mycobacterium bovis Bacillus Calmette-Guérin is used worldwide, tuberculosis (TB) remains the first killer among infectious diseases. An effective vaccine is urgently required. DNA vaccine has shown prophylactic as well as therapeutic effects against TB, while its weak immunogenicity hinders the application. As a strong inducer of Th1-biased immune response, DMT, consisting of dimethyldioctadecylammonium (DDA) and two pattern recognition receptor agonists monophosphoryl lipid A and trehalose 6,6'-dibehenate (TDB), was a newly developed liposomal adjuvant...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
Jue Hou, Joshua Williams, Elliot Botvinick, Eric Potma, Bruce J Tromberg
Label-free non-linear optical microscopy (NLOM) based on two-photon excited fluorescence (TPEF) from cofactors Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide (NADH) and Flavin Adenine Dinucleotide (FAD+) is widely used for high-resolution cellular redox imaging. In this work, we combined three, label-free NLOM imaging methods to quantitatively characterize breast cancer cells and their relative invasive potential: 1) TPEF optical redox ratio (ORR = FAD+/NADH + FAD+), 2) coherent Raman scattering (CRS) of cellular lipids, and 3) second harmonic generation (SHG) of extracellular matrix (ECM) collagen...
March 13, 2018: Cancer Research
Guillaume Sallé, Roz Laing, James A Cotton, Kirsty Maitland, Axel Martinelli, Nancy Holroyd, Alan Tracey, Matthew Berriman, W David Smith, George F J Newlands, Eve Hanks, Eileen Devaney, Collette Britton
Some nematode species are economically important parasites of livestock, while others are important human pathogens causing some of the most important neglected tropical diseases. In both humans and animals, anthelmintic drug administration is the main control strategy, but the emergence of drug-resistant worms has stimulated the development of alternative control approaches. Among these, vaccination is considered to be a sustainable and cost effective strategy. Currently, Barbervax® for the ruminant strongylid Haemonchus contortus is the only registered subunit vaccine for a nematode parasite, although a vaccine for the human hookworm Necator americanus is undergoing clinical trials (HOOKVAC consortium)...
March 10, 2018: International Journal for Parasitology
Runak Ghobadi, Rasoul Mohammadi, Javaher Chabavizade, Masoud Sami
Background: Ganoderma lucidum from Ganodermataceae family is a kind of mushroom known to have various therapeutic properties such as lowering high blood sugar and high blood pressure, boosting the immune system as well as its antibacterial and antioxidant effects. Materials and Methods: this study investigated the oxidative stability, microbial and sensory properties of sausage at three different treatments; (i) 1% w/w Ganoderma lucidum powder (GLP) without nitrite as a food preservative (P), (ii) 0...
2018: Advanced Biomedical Research
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