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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457957/synergistic-effect-of-entomopathogenic-fungus-fusarium-oxysporum-extract-in-combination-with-temephos-against-three-major-mosquito-vectors
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Perumal Vivekanandhan, Sengodan Karthi, Muthugounder S Shivakumar, Giovanni Benelli
Mosquito control using chemical insecticides is facing a major challenge due to development of insecticide resistance. Improving the efficiency of existing insecticides using synergistic secondary metabolites of biological origin is increasingly being researched. Herein, we evaluated the toxicity of Fusarium oxysporum extract alone and in binary combinations with temephos, on larvae and pupae of Anopheles stephensi, Aedes aegypti and Culex quinquefaciatus. F. oxysporum extract was characterized using TLC, FT-IR and GC-MS...
February 19, 2018: Pathogens and Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457197/inactivation-of-the-indole-diterpene-biosynthetic-gene-cluster-of-claviceps-paspali-by-agrobacterium-mediated-gene-replacement
#2
László Kozák, Zoltán Szilágyi, Barbara Vágó, Annamária Kakuk, László Tóth, István Molnár, István Pócsi
The hypocrealean fungus Claviceps paspali is a parasite of wild grasses. This fungus is widely utilized in the pharmaceutical industry for the manufacture of ergot alkaloids, but also produces tremorgenic and neurotoxic indole-diterpene (IDT) secondary metabolites such as paspalitrems A and B. IDTs cause significant losses in agriculture and represent health hazards that threaten food security. Conversely, IDTs may also be utilized as lead compounds for pharmaceutical drug discovery. Current protoplast-mediated transformation protocols of C...
February 19, 2018: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456811/-in-vivo-activity-assessment-of-some-tanacetum-species-used-as-traditional-wound-healer-along-with-identification-of-the-phytochemical-profile-by-a-new-validated-hplc-method
#3
Serkan Özbilgin, Esra Küpeli Akkol, Burçin Ergene Öz, Mert Ilhan, Gülçin Saltan, Özlem Bahadır Acıkara, Mehmet Tekin, Hikmet Keleş, Ipek Süntar
Objectives: Tanacetum species are traditionally used as insecticide, and externally wound healer as well as for anti-inflammatory and antihistaminic properties. The in vivo wound-healing and anti-inflammatory potential of four Tanacetum species, Tanacetum argenteum (Lam.) Willd. subsp. argenteum (TA) , Tanacetum heterotomum (Bornm.) Grierson (TH), Tanacetum densum (Lab.) Schultz Bip. subsp. sivasicum (TD), and Tanacetum vulgare L. (TV) was investigated. Materials and Methods: The chloroform (CHCl3 ) and methanol:water (80:20) extracts were prepared from the aerial parts of each plant...
February 2018: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456384/tea-polyphenols-and-prevention-of-epigenetic-aberrations-in-cancer
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REVIEW
Arundhati Bag, Niladri Bag
Tea polyphenols are secondary metabolites of tea plants and are well known for beneficial health effects. They can protect from a variety of illnesses including cancers. Tea polyphenols can prevent cancer by modulating epigenetic aberrations taking place in DNA methylation, histone modifications, and micro-RNAs. By altering these epimutations, they regulate chromatin dynamics and expression of genes those induce or suppress cancer formation. However, majority of the studies in existing literature are carried out for green tea polyphenols rather than black tea polyphenols despite the fact that black tea is the most commonly consumed form of tea (78%) followed by green tea (20%) and other forms of tea...
January 2018: Journal of Natural Science, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455032/sevoflurane-for-procedural-sedation-in-critically-ill-patients-a-pharmacokinetic-comparative-study-between-burn-and-non-burn-patients
#5
Sebastien Perbet, Daniel Bourdeaux, Alexandre Lenoire, Claire Biboulet, Bruno Pereira, Malha Sadoune, Benoit Plaud, Jean-Marie Launay, Jean-Etienne Bazin, Valerie Sautou, Alexandre Mebazaa, Pascal Houze, Jean-Michel Constantin, Matthieu Legrand
BACKGROUND: Sevoflurane has anti-inflammatory proprieties and short lasting effects making it of interest for procedural sedation in critically ill patients. We evaluated the pharmacokinetics of sevoflurane and metabolites in severely ill burn patients and controls. The secondary objective was to assess potential kidney injury. METHODS: prospective interventional study in a burn and a surgical intensive care unit 24 mechanically ventilated critically ill patients (12 burns, 12 controls) were included,...
February 15, 2018: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454986/nano-sized-tio-2-ntio-2-induces-metabolic-perturbations-in-physarum-polycephalum-macroplasmodium-to-counter-oxidative-stress-under-dark-conditions
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Zhi Zhang, Zhi Cheng Liang, Jian Hua Zhang, Sheng Li Tian, Jun Le Qu, Jiao Ning Tang, Shi De Liu
Nano-sized TiO2 (nTiO2 ) exerts an oxidative effect on cells upon exposure to solar or UV irradiation and ecotoxicity of the nTiO2 is an urgent concern. Little information is available regarding the effect of TiO2 on cells under dark conditions. Metabolomics is a unique approach to the discovery of biomarkers of nTiO2 cytotoxicity, and leads to the identification of perturbed metabolic pathways and the mechanism underlying nTiO2 toxicity. In the present study, gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC/MS)-based metabolomics was performed to investigate the effect of nTiO2 on sensitive cells (P...
February 15, 2018: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454868/halophytic-herbs-of-the-mediterranean-basin-an-alternative-approach-to-health
#7
REVIEW
S A Petropoulos, A Karkanis, N Martins, I C F R Ferreira
Wild native species are usually grown under severe and stressful conditions, while a special category includes halophytic species that are tolerant to high salinity levels. Native halophytes are valuable sources of bioactive molecules whose content is higher in saline than normal conditions, since the adaptation to salinity mechanisms involve apart from changes in physiological functions the biosynthesis of protectant molecules. These compounds include secondary metabolites with several beneficial health effects which have been known since ancient times and used for medicinal purposes...
February 15, 2018: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454704/selective-inhibition-of-cyp2c8-by-fisetin-and-its-methylated-metabolite-geraldol-in-human-liver-microsomes
#8
Riya Shrestha, Ju-Hyun Kim, Wongshik Nam, Hye Suk Lee, Jae-Mok Lee, Sangkyu Lee
Fisetin is a flavonol compound commonly found in edible vegetables and fruits. It has anti-tumor, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory effects. Geraldol, the O-methyl metabolite of fisetin in mice, is reported to suppress endothelial cell migration and proliferation. Although the in vivo and in vitro effects of fisetin and its metabolites are frequently reported, studies on herb-drug interactions have not yet been performed. This study was designed to investigate the inhibitory effect of fisetin and geraldol on eight isoforms of human cytochrome P450 (CYP) by using cocktail assay and LC-MS/MS analysis...
January 31, 2018: Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454560/bioactive-lipid-mediators-profiles-in-human-psoriasis-skin-and-blood
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Alexander V Sorokin, Anthony Domenichiello, Amit K Dey, Aditya Goyal, Shawn M Rose, Martin P Playford, Christopher E Ramsden, Nehal N Mehta
Psoriasis (PSO) is a chronic immune-mediated disease that represents a unique model for investigating inflammation at local and systemic levels. Bioactive lipid mediators (LM) are potent compounds reported to play a role in the development and resolution of inflammation. Currently, it is not known to what extent these LM are involved in PSO pathophysiology and related metabolic dysfunction. Here we use targeted and untargeted liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS-MS) approaches to quantify LM in skin and peripheral blood from PSO and compared them to those of healthy subjects...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454348/rational-engineering-of-streptomyces-albus-j1074-for-the-overexpression-of-secondary-metabolite-gene-clusters
#10
Dimitris Kallifidas, Guangde Jiang, Yousong Ding, Hendrik Luesch
BACKGROUND: Genome sequencing revealed that Streptomyces sp. can dedicate up to ~ 10% of their genomes for the biosynthesis of bioactive secondary metabolites. However, the majority of these biosynthetic gene clusters are only weakly expressed or not at all. Indeed, the biosynthesis of natural products is highly regulated through integrating multiple nutritional and environmental signals perceived by pleiotropic and pathway-specific transcriptional regulators. Although pathway-specific refactoring has been a proved, productive approach for the activation of individual gene clusters, the construction of a global super host strain by targeting pleiotropic-specific genes for the expression of multiple diverse gene clusters is an attractive approach...
February 17, 2018: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453255/endophyte-mediated-modulation-of-defense-responsive-genes-and-systemic-resistance-in-withania-somnifera-l-dunal-under-alternaria-alternata-stress
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Aradhana Mishra, Satyendra Pratap Singh, Sahil Mahfooz, Surendra Pratap Singh, Arpita Bhattacharya, Nishtha Mishra, C S Nautiyal
Endophytes have been explored to perform an important role in plant health. However, their effects on the host physiological function and disease management remains elusive. The present study was aimed to assess the potential of endophytes singly as well as in combination on various physiological parameters and systemic defense mechanism against Alternaria alternata in Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal. Seed priming with endophytic Bacillus amyloliquefaciens and Pseudomonas fluorescens individually and in combination demonstrated enhanced vigor index and germination rate...
February 16, 2018: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453252/ecology-and-biotechnological-potential-of-bacteria-belonging-to-the-pseudovibrio-genus
#12
Stefano Romano
Bacteria belonging to the genus Pseudovibrio have been isolated worldwide from a great variety of marines sources as both free living and host associated. So far, the available data depict a group of Alphaproteobacteria characterized by a versatile metabolism, which allows them to use a variety of substrates to meet their carbon, nitrogen, sulfur, and phosphorous requirements. Additionally, Pseudovibrio -related bacteria have been shown to proliferate under extreme oligotrophic conditions, tolerate high heavy metal concentrations, and metabolize potentially toxic compounds...
February 16, 2018: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453089/botanical-essential-oils-and-uses-as-mosquitocides-and-repellents-against-dengue
#13
REVIEW
Muthiah Chellappandian, Prabhakaran Vasantha-Srinivasan, Sengottayan Senthil-Nathan, Sengodan Karthi, Annamalai Thanigaivel, Athirstam Ponsankar, Kandaswamy Kalaivani, Wayne B Hunter
Plants naturally produce bioactive compounds along with many secondary metabolites which serve as defensive chemical against herbivorers including insect pests. One group of these phytochemicals are the 'Essential Oils' (EO's), which possess an extensive range of biological activity especially insecticidal and insect repellents. This review provides a comprehensive viewpoint on potential modes of action of biosafety plant derived Essential Oils (EO's) along with their principal chemical derivatives against larvae and adult mosquito vectors of dengue virus...
February 13, 2018: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452904/leaf-nodule-symbiosis-function-and-transmission-of-obligate-bacterial-endophytes
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REVIEW
Marta Pinto-Carbó, Karl Gademann, Leo Eberl, Aurelien Carlier
Various plant species establish intimate symbioses with bacteria within their aerial organs. The bacteria are contained within nodules or glands often present in distinctive patterns on the leaves, and have been used as taxonomic marker since the early 20th century. These structures are present in very diverse taxa, including dicots (Rubiaceae and Primulaceae) and monocots (Dioscorea). The symbionts colonize the plants throughout their life cycles and contribute bioactive secondary metabolites to the association...
February 13, 2018: Current Opinion in Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452376/the-vacuolar-transportome-of-plant-specialized-metabolites
#15
Rita de Brito Francisco, Enrico Martinoia
The plant vacuole is a cellular compartment that is essential to plant development and growth. Often plant vacuoles accumulate specialized metabolites, also called secondary metabolites, which constitute functionally and chemically diverse compounds that exert in planta many essential functions and improve the plant's fitness. These metabolites provide for example chemical defence against herbivorous and pathogens or chemical attractants (colour and fragrance) to attract pollinators. The chemical composition of the vacuole is dynamic and is altered during development and as a response to environmental changes...
February 14, 2018: Plant & Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452210/computer-simulations-for-bioequivalence-trials-selection-of-analyte-in-bcs-class-ii-and-iv-drugs-with-first-pass-metabolism-two-metabolic-pathways-and-intestinal-efflux-transporter
#16
V Mangas-Sanjuan, C Navarro-Fontestad, A García-Arieta, I F Trocóniz, M Bermejo
A semi-physiological two compartment pharmacokinetic model with two active metabolites (primary (PM) and secondary metabolites (SM)) with saturable and non-saturable pre-systemic efflux transporter, intestinal and hepatic metabolism has been developed. The aim of this work is to explore in several scenarios which analyte (parent drug or any of the metabolites) is the most sensitive to changes in drug product performance (i.e. differences in in vivo dissolution) and to make recommendations based on the simulations outcome...
February 13, 2018: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452137/aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-ahr-mediated-short-term-effects-of-2-3-7-8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin-tcdd-on-bile-acid-homeostasis-in-wild-type-and-ahr-null-mice
#17
Iván L Csanaky, Andrew J Lickteig, Curtis D Klaassen
The effects of the most potent aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) agonist 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) on bile acid (BA) homeostasis was examined in male and female wild-type and AhR-null mice shortly after 4-day exposure, rather than at a later time when secondary non-AhR dependent effects are more likely to occur. TCDD had similar effects on BA homeostasis in male and female mice. TCDD decreased the concentration of total-(Σ) BAs in liver by approximately 50% (all major BA categories except for the non-6,12-OH BAs), without decreasing the expression of the rate limiting BA synthetic enzyme (Cyp7a1) or altering the major BA regulatory pathways (FXR) in liver and intestine...
February 13, 2018: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451920/an-upstream-sequence-modulates-phenazine-production-at-the-level-of-transcription-and-translation-in-the-biological-control-strain-pseudomonas-chlororaphis-30-84
#18
Jun Myoung Yu, Dongping Wang, Tessa R Ries, Leland S Pierson, Elizabeth A Pierson
Phenazines are bacterial secondary metabolites and play important roles in the antagonistic activity of the biological control strain P. chlororaphis 30-84 against take-all disease of wheat. The expression of the P. chlororaphis 30-84 phenazine biosynthetic operon (phzXYFABCD) is dependent on the PhzR/PhzI quorum sensing system located immediately upstream of the biosynthetic operon as well as other regulatory systems including Gac/Rsm. Bioinformatic analysis of the sequence between the divergently oriented phzR and phzX promoters identified features within the 5'-untranslated region (5'-UTR) of phzX that are conserved only among 2OHPCA producing Pseudomonas...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450546/a-plasma-metabolomic-signature-of-the-exfoliation-syndrome-involves-amino-acids-acylcarnitines-and-polyamines
#19
Stéphanie Leruez, Thomas Bresson, Juan M Chao de la Barca, Alexandre Marill, Grégoire de Saint Martin, Adrien Buisset, Jeanne Muller, Lydie Tessier, Cédric Gadras, Christophe Verny, Patrizia Amati-Bonneau, Guy Lenaers, Philippe Gohier, Dominique Bonneau, Gilles Simard, Dan Milea, Vincent Procaccio, Pascal Reynier
Purpose: To determine the plasma metabolomic signature of the exfoliative syndrome (XFS), the most common cause worldwide of secondary open-angle glaucoma. Methods: We performed a targeted metabolomic study, using the standardized p180 Biocrates Absolute IDQ p180 kit with a QTRAP 5500 mass spectrometer, to compare the metabolomic profiles of plasma from individuals with XFS (n = 16), and an age- and sex-matched control group with cataract (n = 18). Results: A total of 151 metabolites were detected correctly, 16 of which allowed for construction of an OPLS-DA model with a good predictive capability (Q2cum = 0...
February 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450440/injection-molded-lab-on-a-disc-platform-for-screening-of-genetically-modified-e-coli-using-liquid-liquid-extraction-and-surface-enhanced-raman-scattering
#20
Lidia Morelli, Laura Serioli, Francesca Alessandra Centorbi, Christian Bille Jendresen, Marco Matteucci, Oleksii Ilchenko, Danilo Demarchi, Alex Toftgaard Nielsen, Kinga Zór, Anja Boisen
We present the development of an automated centrifugal microfluidic platform with integrated sample pre-treatment (filtration and liquid-liquid extraction) and detection (SERS-based sensing). The platform consists of eight calibration and four assay modules, fabricated with polypropylene using injection molding and bonded with ultrasonic welding. The platform was used for detection of a secondary bacterial metabolite (p-coumaric acid) from bacterial supernatant. The obtained extraction efficiency was comparable to values obtained in batch experiments and the SERS-based sensing showed a good correlation with HPLC analysis...
February 16, 2018: Lab on a Chip
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