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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731630/improved-pks-gene-expression-with-strong-endogenous-promoter-resulted-in-geldanamycin-yield-increase
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Xinran Wang, Xinjuan Ning, Qinqin Zhao, Qianjin Kang, Linquan Bai
The type I polyketide geldanamycin is a potent anti-tumor reagent. Its biosynthesis includes three steps: the biosynthesis of precursors, such as 3-amino-5-hydroxybenzoic acid (AHBA), the PKS chain extension, and the post-PKS modifications. According to the genomic and transcriptomic analysis, the PKS chain extension was deduced to be the rate-limiting step for geldanamycin production in Streptomyces hygroscopicus XM201. in order to improve the expression of PKS genes, a strong endogenous promoter 5063p was obtained based on the transcriptomic analysis and XylE enzymatic assay...
July 21, 2017: Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731563/improving-fructose-utilization-and-butanol-production-by-clostridium-acetobutylicum-via-extracellular-redox-potential-regulation-and-intracellular-metabolite-analysis
#2
Li-Jie Chen, You-Duo Wu, Chuang Xue, Feng-Wu Bai
Jerusalem artichoke (JA) can grow well in marginal lands with high biomass yield, and thus is a potential energy crop for biorefinery. The major biomass of JA is from tubers, which contain inulin that can be easily hydrolyzed into a mixture of fructose and glucose, but fructose utilization for producing butanol as an advanced biofuel is poor compared to glucose-based ABE fermentation by Clostridium acetobutylicum. In this article, the impact of extracellular redox potential (ORP) on the process was studied using a mixture of fructose and glucose to simulate the hydrolysate of JA tubers...
July 21, 2017: Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731533/improvement-of-d-lactic-acid-production-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-under-acidic-conditions-by-evolutionary-and-rational-metabolic-engineering
#3
Seung-Ho Baek, Eunice Y Kwon, Sang-Jeong Bae, Bo-Ram Cho, Seon-Young Kim, Ji-Sook Hahn
Microbial lactic acid (LA) production under acidic fermentation conditions is favorable to reduce the production cost, but circumventing LA toxicity is a major challenge. We generated D-LA-producing Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain JHY5610 by expressing D-lactate dehydrogenase gene (Lm. ldhA) from Leuconostoc mesenteroides, while deleting genes involved in ethanol production (ADH1, ADH2, ADH3, ADH4, and ADH5), glycerol production (GPD1 and GPD2), and degradation of D-LA (DLD1). Adaptive laboratory evolution of JHY5610 led to a strain JHY5710 having higher LA tolerance and D-LA-production capability...
July 21, 2017: Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731528/improving-succinate-productivity-by-engineering-a-cyanobacterial-co2-concentrating-system-ccm-in-escherichia-coli
#4
Mengyong Xiao, Xinna Zhu, Changhao Bi, Yanhe Ma, Xueli Zhang
Biologically fixation of CO2 has great potential as a significant carbon source for biosynthesis, which is also a major way to reduce CO2 accumulation in atmosphere. Phosphoenolpyruvate (PEP) carboxylation is the key step of anaerobic succinate production in Escherichia coli. In this reaction, one mole CO2 is assimilated with PEP to form oxaloacetate by PEP carboxykinase (PCK). The preferred substrate of PCK is CO2 , which is very limited in cytoplasm. In this study, the carbon concentration mechanism (CCM) of cyanobacteria was introduced into E...
July 21, 2017: Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731503/impact-of-soybean-aging-conditions-on-tofu-sensory-characteristics-and-acceptance
#5
Neide Kiyoko Kondo Kamizake, Lilian Catarini Pereira Silva, Sandra Helena Prudencio
BACKGROUND: Tofu from aged soybeans has poor quality, mainly texture. Texture defects related in literature are contradictory. No study has approached all sensory properties simultaneously. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of soybean aging conditions (natural: ambient temperature and RH, 18 months, and accelerated: 30 °C, 84% RH, 6 months) on all the sensory characteristics and acceptance of tofu. Texture and color were also evaluated by instrumental method. Control condition was -20 °C, 47% RH...
July 21, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731144/dietary-fiber-in-irritable-bowel-syndrome-review
#6
Magdy El-Salhy, Synne Otterasen Ystad, Tarek Mazzawi, Doris Gundersen
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common chronic gastrointestinal disorder. It is widely believed that IBS is caused by a deficient intake of dietary fiber, and most physicians recommend that patients with IBS increase their intake of dietary fiber in order to relieve their symptoms. However, different types of dietary fiber exhibit marked differences in physical and chemical properties, and the associated health benefits are specific for each fiber type. Short-chain soluble and highly fermentable dietary fiber, such as oligosaccharides results in rapid gas production that can cause abdominal pain/discomfort, abdominal bloating/distension and flatulence in patients with IBS...
July 19, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730708/evaluation-of-the-hypocholesterolemic-effect-and-prebiotic-activity-of-a-lentil-lens-culinaris-medik-extract
#7
Maria Vittoria Micioni Di Bonaventura, Cinzia Cecchini, Pilar Vila Donat, Giovanni Caprioli, Carlo Cifani, Maria Magdalena Coman, Alberto Cresci, Dennis Fiorini, Massimo Ricciutelli, Stefania Silvi, Sauro Vittori, Gianni Sagratini
SCOPE: the aim of our work was to produce a hydroalcoholic extract of lentils and to examine: a) the hypocholesterolemic action in an animal model, by studying the plasma cholesterol level and the concentration of bile acids in the faeces; b) the potential prebiotic effect, by conducting an in vitro culture fermentation experiment and assessing the level of short chain fatty acids (SCFAs) in the faeces of rats. METHODS AND RESULTS: Lentil extract (LE) was obtained by extracting lentils with a solution of H2 0/EtOH (70/30 v/v) for 3 h, and the content of main nutrients was determined...
July 21, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730410/engineering-of-the-cytochrome-p450-monooxygenase-system-for-benzyl-maltol-hydroxylation
#8
Iori Kozono, Kousuke Mihara, Kazuyuki Minagawa, Makoto Hibi, Jun Ogawa
Maltol derivatives are utilized in a variety of fields due to their metal-chelating abilities, and modification of the 2-methyl side chain is known to effectively expand their functional diversity. In the present study, microbial enzymes were screened for hydroxylating activity towards the 2-methyl group in a maltol derivative, 3-benzyloxy-2-methyl-4-pyrone (BMAL). Novosphingobium sp. SB32149 was found to have the ability to convert BMAL into 3-benzyloxy-2-hydroxymethyl-4-pyrone (BMAL-OH). The enzymes responsible, a cytochrome P450 monooxygenase (P450nov), a ferredoxin (FDXnov), and a ferredoxin reductase (FDRnov), were identified in the SB32149 strain...
July 20, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730403/functional-characterization-of-potential-probiotic-lactic-acid-bacteria-isolated-from-kalarei-and-development-of-probiotic-fermented-oat-flour
#9
Mahak Gupta, Bijender Kumar Bajaj
Considerable variations among probiotics with respect to their health benefitting attributes fuel the research on bioprospecting of proficient probiotic strains from various ecological niches especially the poorly unexplored ones. In the current study, kalarei, an indigenous cheese-like fermented milk product, and other dairy-based sources like curd and raw milk were used for isolation of lactic acid bacteria (LAB). Among 34 LAB isolates, 7 that could withstand simulated gastrointestinal (GI) conditions were characterized for functional probiotic attributes, viz...
July 20, 2017: Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730325/single-stage-photofermentative-biohydrogen-production-from-sugar-beet-molasses-by-different-purple-non-sulfur-bacteria
#10
Emrah Sagir, Ebru Ozgur, Ufuk Gunduz, Inci Eroglu, Meral Yucel
Biohydrogen production via fermentative routes offers considerable advantages in waste recycling and sustainable energy production. This can be realized by single-stage dark or photofermentative processes, or by a two-stage integrated process; the latter offering the higher production yields due to complete conversion of sugar substrates into H2 and CO2. However, problems arising from the integration of these two processes limit its scale-up and implementation. Hence, high efficiency one-step fermentative biohydrogen production processes from sugar-rich wastes are preferable...
July 20, 2017: Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729815/symposium-report-an-evidence-based-approach-to-ibs-and-cic-applying-new-advances-to-daily-practice-a-review-of-an-adjunct-clinical-symposium-of-the-american-college-of-gastroenterology-meeting-october-16-2016-%C3%A2-las-vegas-nevada
#11
William D Chey
Many nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic therapies are available to manage irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC). The American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) regularly publishes reviews on IBS and CIC therapies. The most recent of these reviews was published by the ACG Task Force on the Management of Functional Bowel Disorders in 2014. The key objective of this review was to evaluate the efficacy of therapies for IBS or CIC compared with placebo or no treatment in randomized controlled trials...
February 2017: Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729646/climate-oscillations-reflected-within-the-microbiome-of-arabian-sea-sediments
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William D Orsi, Marco J L Coolen, Cornelia Wuchter, Lijun He, Kuldeep D More, Xabier Irigoien, Guillem Chust, Carl Johnson, Jordon D Hemingway, Mitchell Lee, Valier Galy, Liviu Giosan
Selection of microorganisms in marine sediment is shaped by energy-yielding electron acceptors for respiration that are depleted in vertical succession. However, some taxa have been reported to reflect past depositional conditions suggesting they have experienced weak selection after burial. In sediments underlying the Arabian Sea oxygen minimum zone (OMZ), we performed the first metagenomic profiling of sedimentary DNA at centennial-scale resolution in the context of a multi-proxy paleoclimate reconstruction...
July 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729272/draft-genome-sequence-of-paludibacter-jiangxiensis-nm7-t-a-propionate-producing-fermentative-bacterium
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Yan-Ling Qiu, Dieter M Tourlousse, Norihisa Matsuura, Akiko Ohashi, Yuji Sekiguchi
We report here a high-quality draft genome sequence of Paludibacter jiangxiensis strain NM7(T), a mesophilic, anaerobic, propionate-producing fermentative bacterium within the family Porphyromonadaceae of the phylum Bacteroidetes The genome comprises 3,664,884 bp in four contigs, has a G+C content of 42.92%, and contains 2,949 protein-coding sequences and 62 RNAs.
July 20, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728453/incomplete-metabolism-of-phytoestrogens-by-gut-microbiota-from-children-under-the-age-of-three
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Pilar Gaya, Abel Sánchez-Jiménez, Ángela Peirotén, Margarita Medina, José Maria Landete
Phytoestrogens are plant-derived polyphenols with structural and functional similarities to mammalian oestrogens. The aim of this work was to study the metabolism of phytoestrogens by children's intestinal microbiota and to compare it with previous results in adults. Faecal samples of 24 healthy children were subjected to phytoestrogen fermentation assay. Only one child produced equol, while O-desmethylangolensin was found in all. Urolithin production was detected in 14 children and enterolactone in 10. Further comparison with the metabolism of phytoestrogens by adult intestinal microbiota reflected that glycitein, dihydrogenistein, urolithins D and E, enterolactone, secoisolariciresinol and arctigenin were the most important metabolites differentiating between adult and child microbial gut metabolism...
July 20, 2017: International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728399/fermentation-quality-and-in-vitro-methane-production-of-sorghum-silage-prepared-with-cellulase-and-lactic-acid-bacteria
#15
Waroon Khota, Suradej Pholsen, David Higgs, Cai Yimin
Objective: The effects of lactic acid bacteria (LAB) and cellulase enzyme on fermentation quality, microorganism population, chemical composition and in vitro gas production of sorghum silages were studied. Methods: Commercial inoculant Lactobacillus plantarum Chikuso 1 (CH), local selected strain L. casei TH 14 and Acremonium cellulase (AC) were used as additives in sorghum silage preparation. Results: Prior to ensiling Sorghum contained 104 LAB and 106 cfu/g fresh matter coliform bacteria...
May 14, 2017: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728388/characterization-of-culturable-yeast-species-associating-with-whole-crop-corn-and-total-mixed-ration-silage
#16
Huili Wang, Wei Hao, Tingting Ning, Mingli Zheng, Chuncheng Xu
Objective: This study aims to investigate the association of yeast species with improved aerobic stability of total mixed ration (TMR) silages with prolonged ensiling, and clarify the characteristics of yeast species and their role during aerobic deterioration. Methods: Whole crop corn (WCC) silages and TMR silages formulated with WCC were ensiled for 7, 14, 28 and 56 d and used for aerobic stability test. Predominant yeast species were isolated from different periods and identified by sequencing analyses of the 26S rRNA gene D1/D2 domain...
June 26, 2017: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728373/substituting-oat-hay-or-maize-silage-for-portion-of-alfalfa-hay-affects-growth-performance-ruminal-fermentation-and-nutrient-digestibility-of-weaned-calves
#17
Yang Zou, XinPing Zou, XiZhi Li, Gang Guo, Peng Ji, Yan Wang, ShengLi Li, YaJing Wang, ZhiJun Cao
Objective: The impact of forage feeding strategy on growth performance, ruminal fermentation and nutrient digestibility in post-weaning calves was investigated. Methods: Forty-five female Holstein calves (BW = 79.79±0.38 kg) were enrolled in the 35-d study at one week after weaning and randomly assigned to one of three dietary treatments. All diets were fed as total mixed ration containing 60% (DM basis) of basal starter feed and 40% (DM basis) of forage, but varied in composition of forage source including 1) alfalfa (40% DM, AH); 2) alfalfa hay (26...
June 27, 2017: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728360/isolation-and-characterization-of-a-novel-gossypol-degrading-bacteria-bacillus-subtilis-strain-rbs
#18
Yunhua Zhang, Lijuan Chen, Zhengyou Zhang, Li Dai, Ying Liu, Maoji Cheng
Objective: An experiment was conducted to isolate gossypol-degrading bacteria and assessed its potential for gossypol degradation. Methods: Rumen liquid was collected from the rumen of cows through fistula from the experimental pasture. Approximately 1 ml of the rumen liquid was spread onto basal medium plates containing 2 g/l gossypol as the only source of carbon and was then cultured at 39°C to isolate gossypol-degrading bacteria. The isolated colonies were cultured for 6 h and then observed their size and shape by the microscope and scanning electron microscope...
June 27, 2017: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728166/whole-genome-sequencing-revealed-novel-prognostic-biomarkers-and-promising-targets-for-therapy-of-ovarian-clear-cell-carcinoma
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Hiroaki Itamochi, Tetsuro Oishi, Nao Oumi, Satoshi Takeuchi, Kosuke Yoshihara, Mikio Mikami, Nobuo Yaegashi, Yasuhisa Terao, Kazuhiro Takehara, Kimio Ushijima, Hidemichi Watari, Daisuke Aoki, Tadashi Kimura, Toshiaki Nakamura, Yoshihito Yokoyama, Junzo Kigawa, Toru Sugiyama
BACKGROUND: Ovarian clear cell carcinoma (OCCC) is mostly resistant to standard chemotherapy that results in poor patient survival. To understand the genetic background of these tumours, we performed whole-genome sequencing of OCCC tumours. METHODS: Tumour tissue samples and matched blood samples were obtained from 55 Japanese women diagnosed with OCCC. Whole-genome sequencing was performed using the Illumina HiSeq platform according to standard protocols. RESULTS: Alterations to the switch/sucrose non-fermentable (SWI/SNF) subunit, the phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase (PI3K)/Akt signalling pathway, and the receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK)/Ras signalling pathway were found in 51%, 42%, and 29% of OCCC tumours, respectively...
July 20, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727856/systematic-studies-of-the-interactions-between-a-model-polyphenol-compound-and-microbial-%C3%AE-glucosidases
#20
Viviam M da Silva, Juliana A P Sato, Juscemácia N Araujo, Fabio M Squina, João R C Muniz, Karin A Riske, Wanius Garcia
Lignin is a major obstacle for cost-effective conversion of cellulose into fermentable sugars. Non-productive adsorption onto insoluble lignin fragments and interactions with soluble phenols are important inhibition mechanisms of cellulases, including β-glucosidases. Here, we examined the inhibitory effect of tannic acid (TAN), a model polyphenolic compound, on β-glucosidases from the bacterium Thermotoga petrophila (TpBGL1 and TpBGL3) and archaeon Pyrococcus furiosus (PfBGL1). The results revealed that the inhibition effects on β-glucosidases were TAN concentration-dependent...
2017: PloS One
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