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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650980/changes-in-transcript-levels-of-starch-hydrolysis-genes-and-raising-citric-acid-production-via-carbon-ion-irradiation-mutagenesis-of-aspergillus-niger
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Wei Hu, Wenjian Li, Hao Chen, Jing Liu, Shuyang Wang, Jihong Chen
The filamentous ascomycete Aspergillus niger is well known for its ability to accumulate citric acid for the hydrolysis of starchy materials. To improve citric acid productivity, heavy ion beam mutagenesis was utilized to produce mutant A.niger strains with enhanced production of citric acid in this work. It was demonstrated that a mutant HW2 with high concentration of citric acid was isolated after carbon ion irradiation with the energy of 80Mev/μ, which was obvious increase higher than the original strain from liquefied corn starch as a feedstock...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649594/specific-macronutrients-exert-unique-influences-on-the-adipose-liver-axis-to-promote-hepatic-steatosis-in-mice
#2
Caroline C Duwaerts, Amin M Amin, Kevin Siao, Chris Her, Mark Fitch, Carine Beysen, Scott M Turner, Amanda Goodsell, Jody L Baron, James P Grenert, Soo-Jin Cho, Jacquelyn J Maher
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The factors that distinguish metabolically healthy obesity from metabolically unhealthy obesity are not well understood. Diet has been implicated as a determinant of the unhealthy obesity phenotype, but which aspects of the diet induce dysmetabolism are unknown. The goal of this study was to investigate whether specific macronutrients or macronutrient combinations provoke dysmetabolism in the context of isocaloric, high-energy diets. METHODS: Mice were fed 4 high-energy diets identical in calorie and nutrient content but different in nutrient composition for 3 weeks to 6 months...
September 2017: Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649588/dataset-on-the-superabsorbent-hydrogel-synthesis-with-sio2-nanoparticle-and-role-in-water-restoration-capability-of-agriculture-soil
#3
Vinay Mohan Pathak, Navneet Kumar
Synthetic polymer was exploited as water-superabsorbent hydrogel and helped to conserve water in the agricultural soil. The hydrogel polymers were synthesized the carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) and starch in addition to SiO2 nanoparticles. Superabsorbent hydrogel polymer having 35% water retention ability was analyzed with three replicates. Hydrogel increased the water restoration capability of agricultural soil.
August 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649256/evolutionary-insights-based-on-snp-haplotypes-of-red-pericarp-grain-size-and-starch-synthase-genes-in-wild-and-cultivated-rice
#4
Nisha Singh, Balwant Singh, Vandna Rai, Sukhjeet Sidhu, Ashok K Singh, Nagendra K Singh
The origin and domestication of rice has been a subject of considerable debate in the post-genomic era. Rice varieties have been categorized based on isozyme and DNA markers into two broad cultivar groups, Indica and Japonica. Among other well-known cultivar groups Aus varieties are closer to Indica and Aromatic varieties including Basmati are closer to Japonica, while deep-water rice varieties share kinship to both Indica and Japonica cultivar groups. Here, we analyzed haplotype networks and phylogenetic relationships in a diverse set of genotypes including Indian Oryza nivara/Oryza rufipogon wild rice accessions and representative varieties of four rice cultivar groups based on pericarp color (Rc), grain size (GS3) and eight different starch synthase genes (GBSSI, SSSI, SSIIa, SSIIb, SSIIIa, SSIIIb, SSIVa, and SSIVb)...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648523/functional-characterization-and-crystal-structure-of-thermostable-amylase-from-thermotoga-petrophila-reveals-high-thermostability-and-an-unusual-form-of-dimerization
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Uzma Hameed, Ian Price, Ikram-Ul-Haq, Ailong Ke, David B Wilson, Osman Mirza
Thermostable α-amylases have many industrial applications and are therefore continuously explored from novel sources. We present the characterization of a novel putative α-amylase gene product (Tp-AmyS) cloned from Thermotoga petrophila. The purified recombinant enzyme is highly thermostable and able to hydrolyze starch into dextrin between 90 and 100°C, with optimum activity at 98°C and pH8.5. The activity increased in the presence of Rb(1+), K(1+) and Ca(2+) ions, whereas other ions inhibited activity...
June 22, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647525/catalytic-hydrolysis-of-starch-for-biohydrogen-production-by-using-a-newly-identified-amylase-from-a-marine-bacterium-catenovulum-sp-x3
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Yi-Rui Wu, Aihua Mao, Chongran Sun, Sabarathinam Shanmugam, Jin Li, Mingqi Zhong, Zhong Hu
An identified cold-adaptive, organic solvents-tolerant alkaline α-amylase (HP664) from Catenovulum sp. strain X3 was heterologously expressed and characterized in E. coli, and it was further applied to starch saccharification for biohydrogen production. The recombinant HP664 belongs to a member of glycoside hydrolase family 13 (GH13), with a molecular weight of 69.6kDa without signal peptides, and also shares a relatively low similarity (49%) to other reported amylases. Biochemical characterization demonstrated that the maximal enzymatic activity of HP664 was observed at 35°C and pH 9...
June 21, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647123/zinc-solubilizing-bacillus-spp-potential-candidates-for-biofortification-in-maize
#7
Muhammad Zahid Mumtaz, Maqshoof Ahmad, Moazzam Jamil, Tanveer Hussain
Bioaugmentation of Zn solubilizing rhizobacteria could be a sustainable intervention to increase bioavailability of Zn in soil which can be helpful in mitigation of yield loss and malnutrition of zinc. In present study, a number of pure rhizobacterial colonies were isolated from maize rhizosphere and screened for their ability to solubilize zinc oxide. These isolates were screened on the basis of zinc and phosphate solubilization, IAA production, protease production, catalase activity and starch hydrolysis...
September 2017: Microbiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642763/rootstock-sub-optimal-temperature-tolerance-determines-transcriptomic-responses-after-long-term-root-cooling-in-rootstocks-and-scions-of-grafted-tomato-plants
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Georgia Ntatsi, Dimitrios Savvas, Vassilis Papasotiropoulos, Anastasios Katsileros, Rita M Zrenner, Dirk K Hincha, Ellen Zuther, Dietmar Schwarz
Grafting of elite cultivars onto tolerant rootstocks is an advanced strategy to increase tomato tolerance to sub-optimal temperature. However, a detailed understanding of adaptive mechanisms to sub-optimal temperature in rootstocks and scions of grafting combinations on a physiological and molecular level is lacking. Here, the commercial cultivar Kommeet was grafted either onto 'Moneymaker' (sensitive) or onto the line accession LA 1777 of Solanum habrochaites (tolerant). Grafted plants were grown in NFT-system at either optimal (25°C) or sub-optimal (15°C) temperatures in the root environment with optimal air temperature (25°C) for 22 days...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641140/effect-of-c1-inh-on-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-a-porcine-limb-ex-vivo-perfusion-model
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Mai M Abdelhafez, Jane Shaw, Damian Sutter, Jonas Schnider, Yara Banz, Hansjörg Jenni, Esther Voegelin, Mihai A Constantinescu, Robert Rieben
Revascularization of an amputated limb within 4-6h is essential to avoid extensive ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury leading to vascular leakage, edema and tissue necrosis. I/R injury is a pathological inflammatory condition that occurs during reperfusion of an organ or tissue after prolonged ischemia. It is characterized by a complex crosstalk between endothelial cell activation and the activation of plasma cascades. Vasculoprotective pharmacological intervention to prevent I/R injury might be an option to prolong the time window between limb amputation and successful replantation...
June 19, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639983/maxillary-sinus-membrane-elevation-with-simultaneous-installation-of-implants-without-the-use-of-a-graft-material-a-systematic-review
#10
Thomas Starch-Jensen, Søren Schou
OBJECTIVE: To compare implant treatment outcome after maxillary sinus membrane elevation with simultaneous installation of implants with or without the use of graft material applying the lateral window technique. MATERIALS AND METHODS: MEDLINE/PubMed, Cochrane Library, and Embase search in combination with a hand-search of relevant journals was conducted from January 1, 2004 to January 1, 2016. RESULTS: Thirteen studies fulfilled the inclusion criteria...
June 19, 2017: Implant Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638886/mechanisms-of-coix-seed-compositions-in-the-treatment-of-spleen-deficiency-and-wet-dampness-zheng
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Xiaochun Han, Xuming Ji, Haijun Zhao, Yanan Zhang, Guowei Liu, Yanfang Wang, Wenxiao Zhao, Shijun Wang
BACKGROUND: Coix seed has the functions of fortifying the spleen and inhibiting the dampness. However, it remains unclear which Coix seed compositions is responsible for these functions. Previous investigations have revealed that the main compositions of Coix seed are proteins, polysaccharides, oils and starches. The objectives of this study are to explore which is the most effective compositions in fortifying the spleen and examine how Coix seed works in regulating the water transport on the spleen deficiency and wet dampness (SDWD) rat model...
2017: African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicines: AJTCAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638400/integration-of-cadmium-accumulation-subcellular-distribution-and-physiological-responses-to-understand-cadmium-tolerance-in-apple-rootstocks
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Jiangtao Zhou, Huixue Wan, Jiali He, Deguo Lyu, Huifeng Li
Cadmium (Cd) is a nonessential and highly toxic element causing agricultural problems. However, little information is available about the variation in Cd tolerance among apple rootstocks and its underlying physiological regulation mechanisms. This study investigated Cd accumulation, subcellular distribution, and chemical forms as well as physiological changes among four apple rootstocks exposed to either 0 or 300 μM CdCl2. The results showed that variations in Cd tolerance existed among these rootstocks. Cd exposure caused decline in photosynthesis, chlorophyll and biomass in four apple rootstocks, which was less pronounced in M...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638148/full-time-response-of-starch-subjected-to-microwave-heating
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Daming Fan, Liyun Wang, Nana Zhang, Lei Xiong, Luelue Huang, Jianxin Zhao, Mingfu Wang, Hao Zhang
The effect of non-ionizing microwave radiation on starch is due to a gelatinization temperature range that changes starch structure and properties. However, the changes in starch upon microwave heating are observable throughout the heating process. We compared the effects on starch heating by microwaves to the effects by rapid and regular conventional heating. Our results show that microwave heating promotes the rapid rearrangement of starch molecules at low temperatures; starch showed a stable dielectric response and a high dielectric constant...
June 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637248/expression-and-comparison-of-codon-optimised-aspergillus-tubingensis-amylase-variants-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
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Rosemary A Cripwell, Shaunita H Rose, Willem H van Zyl
The expression of codon optimised genes is a popular genetic engineering approach for the production of industrially relevant proteins. This study investigates and compares the expression of codon optimised and codon adapted amylase variants. The Aspergillus tubingensis raw starch hydrolysing α-amylase (amyA) and glucoamylase (glaA) encoding genes were redesigned using synonymous codons and expressed in S. cerevisiae Y294. Codon optimisation to favour S. cerevisiae codon bias resulted in a decrease in extracellular enzyme activity of 72% (30...
June 15, 2017: FEMS Yeast Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636691/starch-based-super-food-may-protect-against-variety-of-diseases
#15
Rita Rubin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 21, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636431/enhanced-production-of-raw-starch-degrading-enzyme-using-agro-industrial-waste-mixtures-by-thermotolerant-rhizopus-microsporus-for-raw-cassava-chip-saccharification-in-ethanol-production
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Srisakul Trakarnpaiboon, Nantana Srisuk, Kuakoon Piyachomkwan, Kenji Sakai, Vichien Kitpreechavanich
In the present study, solid state fermentation for the production of raw starch degrading enzyme was investigated by thermotolerant Rhizopus microsporus TISTR 3531 using a combination of agro-industrial wastes as substrates. The obtained crude enzyme was applied for hydrolysis of raw cassava starch and chips at low temperature and subjected to non-sterile ethanol production using raw cassava chips. The agro-industrial wastes ratio was optimized using a simplex axial mixture design. The results showed that the substrate mixture consisting of rice bran: corncob: cassava bagasse at 8 g: 10 g: 2 g yielded the highest enzyme production of 201...
June 21, 2017: Preparative Biochemistry & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634141/one-step-preparation-of-spherical-drug-particles-by-contamination-free-dry-milling-technique-with-corn-starch-beads
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Toshiyuki Niwa, Maria Yoshida, Naoko Hayashi, Keita Kondo
The novel dry milling technique has been developed by using a mechanical powder processor for improving the dissolution properties of poorly water-soluble drugs. It was found that the drug crystals were well pulverized by co-processing with fine particles of corn starch (CS). The morphological observation and particle size evaluation revealed that the processed products formed the composite particles with ordered-mixed structure, having double-layered particles with a core of CS and a coating layer of phenytoin (Phe), as a model drug...
June 19, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631809/anabolic-steroids-for-treating-pressure-ulcers
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Cho Naing, Maxine A Whittaker
BACKGROUND: Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, pressure sores or decubitus ulcers develop as a result of a localised injury to the skin or underlying tissue, or both. The ulcers usually arise over a bony prominence, and are recognised as a common medical problem affecting people confined to a bed or wheelchair for long periods of time. Anabolic steroids are used as off-label drugs (drugs which are used without regulatory approval) and have been used as adjuvants to usual treatment with dressings, debridement, nutritional supplements, systemic antibiotics and antiseptics, which are considered to be supportive in healing of pressure ulcers...
June 20, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631322/prolonged-embryogenesis-in-austrobaileya-scandens-austrobaileyaceae-its-ecological-and-evolutionary-significance
#19
Juan M Losada, Julien B Bachelier, William E Friedman
The embryology of basal angiosperm lineages (Amborella, Nymphaeales and Austrobaileyales) is central to reconstructing the early evolution of flowering plants. Previous studies have shown that mature seeds in Austrobaileyales are albuminous, with a small embryo surrounded by a substantial diploid endosperm. However, little is known of seed ontogeny and seedling germination in Austrobaileya scandens, sister to all other extant Austrobaileyales. Standard histochemical techniques were used to study ovule/seed development and germination of Austrobaileya...
July 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631319/herbivory-induced-jasmonates-constrain-plant-sugar-accumulation-and-growth-by-antagonizing-gibberellin-signaling-and-not-by-promoting-secondary-metabolite-production
#20
Ricardo A R Machado, Ian T Baldwin, Matthias Erb
Plants respond to herbivory by reconfiguring hormonal networks, increasing secondary metabolite production and decreasing growth. Furthermore, some plants display a decrease in leaf energy reserves in the form of soluble sugars and starch, leading to the hypothesis that herbivory-induced secondary metabolite production and growth reduction may be linked through a carbohydrate-based resource trade-off. In order to test the above hypothesis, we measured leaf carbohydrates and plant growth in seven genetically engineered Nicotiana attenuata genotypes that are deficient in one or several major herbivore-induced, jasmonate-dependent defensive secondary metabolites and proteins...
July 2017: New Phytologist
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