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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212656/using-a-vector-pool-containing-variable-strength-promoters-to-optimize-protein-production-in-yarrowia-lipolytica
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Rémi Dulermo, François Brunel, Thierry Dulermo, Rodrigo Ledesma-Amaro, Jérémy Vion, Marion Trassaert, Stéphane Thomas, Jean-Marc Nicaud, Christophe Leplat
BACKGROUND: The yeast Yarrowia lipolytica is an increasingly common biofactory. To enhance protein expression, several promoters have been developed, including the constitutive TEF promoter, the inducible POX2 promotor, and the hybrid hp4d promoter. Recently, new hp4d-inspired promoters have been created that couple various numbers of UAS1 tandem elements with the minimal LEU2 promoter or the TEF promoter. Three different protein-secretion signaling sequences can be used: preLip2, preXpr2, and preSuc2...
February 17, 2017: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212341/physicochemical-characterization-and-biological-activities-of-the-triterpenic-mixture-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-amyrenone
#2
Rosilene G S Ferreira, Walter F Silva Júnior, Valdir F Veiga Junior, Ádley A N Lima, Emerson S Lima
α-Amyrenone and β-amyrenone are triterpenoid isomers that occur naturally in very low concentrations in several oleoresins from Brazilian Amazon species of Protium (Burseraceae). This mixture can also be synthesized by oxidation of α,β-amyrins, obtained as major compounds from the same oleoresins. Using a very simple, high yield procedure, and using a readily commercially available mixture of α,β-amyrins as substrate, the binary compound α,β-amyrenone was synthesized and submitted to physico-chemical characterization using different techniques such as high-performance liquid chromatography, nuclear magnetic resonance (¹H and (13)C), mass spectrometry, scanning electron microscopy, differential scanning calorimetry, thermogravimetry and derivative thermogravimetry, and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR)...
February 16, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212301/the-phytocomplex-from-fucus-vesiculosus-and-ascophyllum-nodosum-controls-postprandial-plasma-glucose-levels-an-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-study-in-a-mouse-model-of-nash
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Daniela Gabbia, Stefano Dall'Acqua, Iole Maria Di Gangi, Sara Bogialli, Valentina Caputi, Laura Albertoni, Ilaria Marsilio, Nicola Paccagnella, Maria Carrara, Maria Cecilia Giron, Sara De Martin
Edible seaweeds have been consumed by Asian coastal communities since ancient times. Fucus vesiculosus and Ascophyllum nodosum extracts have been traditionally used for the treatment of obesity and several gastrointestinal diseases. We evaluated the ability of extracts obtained from these algae to inhibit the digestive enzymes α-amylase and α-glucosidase in vitro, and control postprandial plasma glucose levels in a mouse model of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH); a liver disease often preceding the development of Type 2 diabetes (T2DM)...
February 15, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209959/-principles-%C3%A2-cliff%C3%A2-pancreatic-necrosis-in-a-first-aid-hospital
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M D Dibirov, L V Domarev, E A Shitikov, A I Isayev, G S Karsotiyan
INTRODUCTION: Pancreatic necrosis - acute surgical disease accompanying high rates of mortality and complications. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The analysis of the treatment of 256 patients with pancreatic necrosis moderate and severe degrees. In the control group was conducted basic therapy, the main (n=158), which further were administered high doses of octreotide and endoscopic stenting of the main pancreatic duct to decrease the intraductal pressure, prevention and treatment of internal pancreatic fistula...
2017: Khirurgiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209258/biliary-tract-external-drainage-protects-against-multiple-organs-injuries-of-severe-acute-pancreatitis-rats-via-heme-oxygenase-1-upregulation
#5
Jin-Long Wang, Ying Chen, Xiao-Qing Song, Mei-Ling Lu, Bing Zhao, Li Ma, Er-Zhen Chen, En-Qiang Mao
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of biliary tract external drainage (BTED) on severe acute pancreatitis (SAP) in rats and the relationship with heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) pathway. METHODS: Thirty SD rats weighing 250-300 g were randomly assigned into five groups (n = 6): sham surgery (SS) group, SAP group, SAP + BTED group, SAP + zinc protoporphyrin IX (ZnPP) group, SAP + BTED + ZnPP group. The SAP model was induced via retrograde injection of 4% sodium taurocholate (1 mL/kg) into biliopancreatic duct through duodenal wall...
February 1, 2017: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208933/a-rare-case-report-of-hepatic-subcapsular-pseudocyst-of-pancreas
#6
Noor Topno, Sandeep Ghosh, Arup Baruah
A pancreatic pseudocyst arises as a result of acute or chronic pancreatitis, pancreatic trauma, or obstruction of the pancreatic duct by a neoplasm. Most of the pseudocysts are located within the head and the body of the pancreas but 20% are extra-pancreatic. We report a case of a 33-year-old gentleman presenting with acute on chronic alcoholic pancreatitis with hepatic sub-capsular pseudocyst involving left lobe of liver, with intra-cystic bleed was successfully treated with Ultrasonography (USG) guided drainage...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204915/-acute-chest-pain-and-new-ecg-changes-in-pacemaker-patients-a%C3%A2-clinical-challenge
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Matthias Hoyme, Ralf Surber, P Christian Schulze, Dirk Prochnau
We report the case of a 82-year-old woman who was admitted to our institution with acute chest pain, nausea, and vomiting. Because of atrial fibrillation with intermittent bradycardia, a single-chamber pacemaker was implanted 4 years ago. The initial 12-lead ECG showed atrial fibrillation with a heart rate of 70 bpm, narrow QRS, and T‑wave inversions in the inferolateral leads. Coronary artery disease was excluded by immediate cardiac catheterization. A subsequent ECG three hours later showed a ventricular paced rhythm...
February 15, 2017: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202218/pancreatic-fistula-risk-for-pancreatoduodenectomy-an-international-survey-of-surgeon-perception
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Matthew T McMillan, Giuseppe Malleo, Claudio Bassi, Michael H Sprys, Brett L Ecker, Jeffrey A Drebin, Charles M Vollmer
INTRODUCTION: Clinically relevant postoperative pancreatic fistula (CR-POPF) is a morbid complication following pancreatoduodenectomy (PD). It is unclear how pancreatic surgeons perceive risk for this complication, and the implications thereof. METHODS: A web-based survey was distributed to members of 22 international GI surgical societies. CR-POPF risk factors were categorized as follows: (i) patient factors, (ii) pancreatic gland characteristics, (iii) intraoperative variables, (iv) perioperative mitigation techniques, or (v) institutional features...
February 12, 2017: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197133/metatranscriptomics-reveals-the-active-bacterial-and-eukaryotic-fibrolytic-communities-in-the-rumen-of-dairy-cow-fed-a-mixed-diet
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Sophie Comtet-Marre, Nicolas Parisot, Pascale Lepercq, Frédérique Chaucheyras-Durand, Pascale Mosoni, Eric Peyretaillade, Ali R Bayat, Kevin J Shingfield, Pierre Peyret, Evelyne Forano
Ruminants have a unique ability to derive energy from the degradation of plant polysaccharides through the activity of the rumen microbiota. Although this process is well studied in vitro, knowledge gaps remain regarding the relative contribution of the microbiota members and enzymes in vivo. The present study used RNA-sequencing to reveal both the expression of genes encoding carbohydrate-active enzymes (CAZymes) by the rumen microbiota of a lactating dairy cow and the microorganisms forming the fiber-degrading community...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196342/decreased-salivary-alpha-amylase-levels-are-associated-with-performance-deficits-during-sleep-loss
#10
Maja Pajcin, Siobhan Banks, Jason M White, Jill Dorrian, Gemma M Paech, Crystal Grant, Kayla Johnson, Katie Tooley, Justin Fidock, Gary H Kamimori, Chris B Della Vedova
During sleep deprivation, neurobehavioral functions requiring sustained levels of attention and alertness are significantly impaired. Discrepancies between subjective measures of sleepiness and objective performance during sustained operations have led to interest in physiological monitoring of operator performance. Alertness, vigilance, and arousal are modulated by the wake-promoting actions of the central noradrenergic system. Salivary alpha-amylase (sAA) has been proposed as a sensitive peripheral measure of noradrenergic activity, but limited research has investigated the relationship between sAA and performance...
February 1, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196341/suppressing-the-endocrine-and-autonomic-stress-systems-does-not-impact-the-emotional-stress-experience-after-psychosocial-stress
#11
Nida Ali, Jonas P Nitschke, Cory Cooperman, Jens C Pruessner
Acute psychosocial stress activates the physiological and endocrine stress systems and increases the subjective emotional experience of stress. While considerable efforts have been made to link changes in the activity of the biological stress systems with changes in the subjective emotional experience of stress, results so far have been mixed, at best. To investigate this association in a study employing experimental manipulation, we pharmacologically suppressed both the autonomic and the endocrine stress responses, and investigated the effects of acute psychosocial stress on the emotional stress experience...
January 28, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194668/value-of-raw-rhubarb-solution-in-the-precaution-of-post-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangiopancreatography-pancreatitis-in-patients-with-high-risk-factors-a-predictive-random-compared-research-in-one-center
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Chong Wang, Qirui Li, Peng Ye, Sheng Zeng, Guo-Hua Li, You-Xiang Chen, Xiao-Jiang Zhou, Nong-Hua Lv
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Post-ERCP pancreatitis and hyperamylasemia are common complications of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), especially in high-risk patients. The aim of this study is to evaluate whether a raw rhubarb solution can reduce the incidence of PEP and post-ERCP hyperamylasemia. METHODS: From October 2012 to October 2013, 2100 patients received ERCP in our Endoscopic Center. Five hundred patients with high-risk factors were enrolled randomly into the raw rhubarb group (RG, 250 cases drank a raw rhubarb soak solution per 3 h until defecation after ERCP) and the control group (CG, 250 cases drank water after ERCP) in the study...
February 13, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193788/erratum-metabolomic-profile-of-low-copy-number-carriers-at-the-salivary-%C3%AE-amylase-gene-suggests-a-metabolic-shift-toward-lipid-based-energy-production-diabetes-2016-65-3362-3368
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Abdelilah Arredouani, Matteo Stocchero, Nicola Culeddu, Julia El-Sayed Moustafa, Jean Tichet, Beverley Balkau, Thierry Brousseau, Marco Manca, Mario Falchi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 13, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190684/analysis-of-amylase-in-duodenal-juice-automated-kinetic-spectrophotometric-analysis-versus-manual-colorimetric-endpoint-assay
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Friedemann Erchinger, Trond Engjom, Erling Tjora, Lage Aksnes, Georg Dimcevskir, Oddrun Anita Gudbrandsen
OBJECTIVE: The measurement of duodenal amylase by a colorimetric end-point assay has been the most used method for amylase activity analyses. The method is manual, time consuming and dependent on specialized equipment. In this study, we compare an automated kinetic spectrophotometric method for pancreatic amylase measurement in duodenal juice with a standardized colorimetric end-point assay. METHODS: We used specimen of duodenal juice at random from a biobank obtained by short endoscopic secretin test in patients with suspected exocrine pancreatic failure of different reasons...
February 4, 2017: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28189089/biological-h2-potential-harvested-from-complex-gelatinaceous-wastewater-via-attached-versus-suspended-growth-culture-anaerobes
#15
Alsayed Mostafa, Mohamed Elsamadony, Ali El-Dissouky, Amel Elhusseiny, Ahmed Tawfik
The effect of cultural growth treating gelatinaceous wastewater on hydrogen fermentative was assessed using up-flow multi-stage anaerobic sponge reactor (UMASR) and anaerobic sequencing batch reactor (AnSBR). Both reactors were operated at five hydraulic retention times (HRTs). UMASR achieved the maximum COD removal efficiency of 60.2±4.4% at HRT of 48h. Moreover, UMASR exhibited superiority in the course of carbohydrates and proteins removal efficiencies' of 100 and 52.5±2.4% due to high amylase and protease activities' of 4...
January 31, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188477/probiotic-potential-of-a-lactobacillus-bacterium-of-canine-faecal-origin-and-its-impact-on-select-gut-health-indices-and-immune-response-of-dogs
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Sachin Kumar, Ashok Kumar Pattanaik, Shalini Sharma, Sunil Eknath Jadhav, Narayan Dutta, Avneesh Kumar
The objective of the present study was to develop a probiotic of canine-origin for its potential application in pet nutrition. Accordingly, 32 lactic acid bacteria (LAB) strains were isolated from faeces of dogs, out of which 9 strains were short-listed for further in vitro testing based on the aggregation time and cell surface hydrophobicity. The results of acid-, bile- and phenol-tolerance tests indicated that out of the nine, isolate cPRO23 was having better resistance to these adverse conditions likely to be encountered in the gastrointestinal tract...
February 10, 2017: Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187401/a-preliminary-study-to-assess-the-impact-of-maternal-age-on-stress-related-variables-in-healthy-nulliparous-women
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Ana García-Blanco, Alberto Monferrer, Jorge Grimaldos, David Hervás, Vicent Balanzá-Martínez, Vicente Diago, Máximo Vento, Consuelo Cháfer-Pericás
PURPOSE: Childbearing age has progressively increased in industrialized countries. The impact of this delay on motherhood, however, requires further research. METHODS: The study sample included a prospective cohort of healthy nulliparous pregnant women aged between 18 and 40 years (n=148) assessed at 38 weeks gestation (Time#1, T1), 48h after birth (Time#2, T2), and 3 months after birth (Time#3, T3). The effect of age on psychological, biological, and social variables was evaluated...
January 24, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187329/genetic-and-biochemical-characterization-of-an-oligo-%C3%AE-1-6-glucosidase-from-lactobacillus-plantarum
#18
Susana Delgado, Ana Belén Flórez, Lucía Guadamuro, Baltasar Mayo
Although encoded in the genome of many Lactobacillus spp. strains, α-glucosidases have received little attention compared to other glycosyl hydrolases. In this study, a putative oligosaccharide(oligo)-α-1,6-glucosidase-encoding gene (malL) was identified in the genome of Lactobacillus plantarum LL441. malL coded for 572 amino acid residues with a calculated total molecular mass of 66.31kDa. No predicted signal peptide was observed, suggesting this enzyme to be localized within the cytoplasm of the cell. Homology studies of the deduced amino acid sequence in the area of its active sites classified the enzyme as a member of the α-amylase (AmyAC) superfamily of glycosyl hydrolases (GH), family 13 (GH13), subfamily 31 (GH13_31)...
February 1, 2017: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186413/antibacterial-and-hypoglycemic-diterpenoids-from-salvia-chamaedryoides
#19
Angela Bisio, Maria De Mieri, Luigi Milella, Anna M Schito, Anita Parricchi, Daniela Russo, Silvana Alfei, Margherita Lapillo, Tiziano Tuccinardi, Matthias Hamburger, Nunziatina De Tommasi
A surface extract of the aerial parts of Salvia chamaedryoides afforded 13 diterpenes (1-13), with seven compounds (1, 3, 4, 7-9, 12) described for the first time. The structures of the new compounds were established using 1D and 2D NMR spectroscopic methods, HRESIMS, and ECD data. The potential hypoglycemic effects of the crude extract, fractions, and pure compounds from S. chamaedryoides were investigated by inhibition of α-glucosidase and α-amylase enzymes. The extract and its fractions showed a moderate dose-dependent inhibition; the pure compounds exhibited differential inhibitory activity against these two enzymes...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185876/associations-between-food-consumption-patterns-and-saliva-composition-specificities-of-eating-difficulties-children
#20
Martine Morzel, Caroline Truntzer, Eric Neyraud, Hélène Brignot, Patrick Ducoroy, Géraldine Lucchi, Cécile Canlet, Ségolène Gaillard, Florian Nicod, Sophie Nicklaus, Noël Peretti, Gilles Feron
Identifying objective markers of diet would be beneficial to research fields such as nutritional epidemiology. As a preliminary study on the validity of using saliva for this purpose, and in order to explore the relationship between saliva and diet, we focused on clearly contrasted groups of children: children with eating difficulties (ED) receiving at least 50% of their energy intake through artificial nutrition vs healthy controls (C). Saliva of ED and C children was analyzed by various methods (targeted biochemical analyses, 2-D electrophoresis coupled to MS, (1)H NMR) and their diet was characterized using food frequency questionnaires, considering 148 food items grouped into 13 categories...
February 6, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
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