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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330279/immobilization-of%C3%A2-bacillus-amyloliquefaciens-sp1-and-its-alkaline-protease-in-various-matrices-for-effective-hydrolysis-of-casein
#1
Shiwani Guleria, Abhishek Walia, Anjali Chauhan, C K Shirkot
An extracellular alkaline protease producing B. amyloliquefaciens SP1 was isolated from apple rhizosphere having multifarious plant growth-promoting activities. B. amyloliquefaciens SP1 protease was immobilized using various concentrations of calcium alginate, agar and polyacrylamide to determine the optimum concentration for formation of the beads. Enzyme activity before immobilization (at 60 °C, pH 8.0 for 5 min) was 3580 µg/ml/min. The results of immobilization with various matrices revealed that 3 % calcium alginate (2829...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330236/xylanase-production-from-penicillium-citrinum-isolate-hzn13-using-response-surface-methodology-and-characterization-of-immobilized-xylanase-on-glutaraldehyde-activated-calcium-alginate-beads
#2
Zabin K Bagewadi, Sikandar I Mulla, Yogesh Shouche, Harichandra Z Ninnekar
The present study reports the production of high-level cellulase-free xylanase from Penicillium citrinum isolate HZN13. The variability in xylanase titers was assessed under both solid-state (SSF) and submerged (SmF) fermentation. SSF was initially optimized with different agro-waste residues, among them sweet sorghum bagasse was found to be the best substrate that favored maximum xylanase production (9643 U/g). Plackett-Burman and response surface methodology employing central composite design were used to optimize the process parameters for the production of xylanase under SSF...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330145/enhanced-xylitol-production-using-immobilized-candida-tropicalis-with-non-detoxified-corn-cob-hemicellulosic-hydrolysate
#3
Tatyaso Yewale, Shruti Panchwagh, Srinivasan Rajagopalan, Pradip B Dhamole, Rishi Jain
This study reports an industrially applicable non-sterile xylitol fermentation process to produce xylitol from a low-cost feedstock like corn cob hydrolysate as pentose source without any detoxification. Different immobilization matrices/mediums (alginate, polyvinyl alcohol, agarose gel, polyacrylamide, gelatin, and κ-carrageenan) were studied to immobilize Candida tropicalis NCIM 3123 cells for xylitol production. Amongst this calcium alginate, immobilized cells produced maximum amount of xylitol with titer of 11...
June 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330097/immobilization-of-halophilic-aspergillus-awamori-em66-exochitinase-on-grafted-k-carrageenan-alginate-beads
#4
Mona A Esawy, Ghada E A Awad, Walaa A Abdel Wahab, Magdy M M Elnashar, Ahmed El-Diwany, Saadia M H Easa, Fawkia M El-Beih
A novel extreme halophilic exochitinase enzyme was produced by honey isolate Aspergillus awamori EM66. The enzyme was immobilized successfully on k-carrageenan-alginate gel carrier (CA) with 93 % immobilization yield. The immobilization process significantly improved the enzyme specific activity 2.6-fold compared to the free form. The significant factors influencing the immobilization process such as enzyme protein concentration and loading time were studied. Distinguishable characteristics of optimum pH and temperature, stability at different temperatures and NaCl tolerance for free and immobilized enzyme were studied...
June 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330084/covalent-immobilization-of-microbial-naringinase-using-novel-thermally-stable-biopolymer-for-hydrolysis-of-naringin
#5
Ghada E A Awad, Abeer A Abd El Aty, Abeer N Shehata, Mohamed E Hassan, Magdy M Elnashar
Naringinase induced from the fermented broth of marine-derived fungus Aspergillus niger was immobilized into grafted gel beads, to obtain biocatalytically active beads. The support for enzyme immobilization was characterized by ART-FTIR and TGA techniques. TGA revealed a significant improvement in the grafted gel's thermal stability from 200 to 300 °C. Optimization of the enzyme loading capacity increased gradually by 28-fold from 32 U/g gel to 899 U/g gel beads, retaining 99 % of the enzyme immobilization efficiency and 88 % of the immobilization yield...
June 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329705/sensing-of-bacterial-cyclic-dinucleotides-by-the-oxidoreductase-recon-promotes-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activation-and-shapes-a-proinflammatory-antibacterial-state
#6
Adelle P McFarland, Shukun Luo, Fariha Ahmed-Qadri, Meghan Zuck, Elizabeth F Thayer, Young Ah Goo, Kevin Hybiske, Liang Tong, Joshua J Woodward
Bacterial and host cyclic dinucleotides (cdNs) mediate cytosolic immune responses through the STING signaling pathway, although evidence suggests that alternative pathways exist. We used cdN-conjugated beads to biochemically isolate host receptors for bacterial cdNs, and we identified the oxidoreductase RECON. High-affinity cdN binding inhibited RECON enzyme activity by simultaneously blocking the substrate and cosubstrate sites, as revealed by structural analyses. During bacterial infection of macrophages, RECON antagonized STING activation by acting as a molecular sink for cdNs...
March 21, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328943/structurally-detailed-coarse-grained-model-for-sec-facilitated-co-translational-protein-translocation-and-membrane-integration
#7
Michiel J M Niesen, Connie Y Wang, Reid C Van Lehn, Thomas F Miller
We present a coarse-grained simulation model that is capable of simulating the minute-timescale dynamics of protein translocation and membrane integration via the Sec translocon, while retaining sufficient chemical and structural detail to capture many of the sequence-specific interactions that drive these processes. The model includes accurate geometric representations of the ribosome and Sec translocon, obtained directly from experimental structures, and interactions parameterized from nearly 200 μs of residue-based coarse-grained molecular dynamics simulations...
March 22, 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328216/natural-attenuation-in-streambed-sediment-receiving-chlorinated-solvents-from-underlying-fracture-networks
#8
Burcu Simsir, Jun Yan, Jeongdae Im, Duane Graves, Frank E Löffler
Contaminant discharge from fractured bedrock formations remains a remediation challenge. We applied an integrated approach to assess the natural attenuation potential of sediment that forms the transition zone between upwelling groundwater from a chlorinated solvent-contaminated fractured bedrock aquifer and the receiving surface water. In situ measurements demonstrated that reductive dechlorination in the sediment attenuated chlorinated compounds before reaching the water column. Microcosms established with creek sediment or in situ incubated Bio-Sep beads degraded C1-C3 chlorinated solvents to less chlorinated or innocuous products...
March 22, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328030/estimation-of-microscope-drift-using-fluorescent-nanodiamonds-as-fiducial-markers
#9
W Colomb, J Czerski, J D Sau, S K Sarkar
Fiducial markers are used to correct the microscope drift and should be photostable, be usable at multiple wavelengths and be compatible for multimodal imaging. Fiducial markers such as beads, gold nanoparticles, microfabricated patterns and organic fluorophores lack one or more of these criteria. Moreover, the localization accuracy and drift correction can be degraded by other fluorophores, instrument noise and artefacts due to image processing and tracking algorithms. Estimating mechanical drift by assuming Gaussian distributed noise is not suitable under these circumstances...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327099/differential-cytokine-profiling-in-chagasic-patients-according-to-their-arrhythmogenic-status
#10
Héctor Rodríguez-Angulo, Juan Marques, Ivan Mendoza, Marco Villegas, Alfredo Mijares, Núria Gironès, Manuel Fresno
BACKGROUND: Chagas disease is caused by the protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi and is characterized by heart failure and sudden death. Identifying which factors are involved in evolution and treatment response is actually challenging. Thus, the aim of this work was to determine the Th1/Th17 (IL-6, IL-2, TNF, IL-17 and IFN-γ) and Th2 (IL-4 and IL-10) serum profile in Venezuelan Chagasic patients stratified according amiodarone treatment, hypertension and arrhythmias. METHODS: Sera from 38 chagasic patients were analyzed to determine the level of cytokines by Multiplexed Bead-Based Immunoassays...
March 21, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326713/-observation-and-analysis-of-microstructure-of-dentin-caries-lesions-through-3d-laser-scanning-microscope
#11
Xu Lixia, Xu Hongmei, Zhu Xiaoying, Sun Limei
OBJECTIVE: Microstructural changes in dentin carious lesions were investigated using a 3D laser scanning microscope, which has a morphological theoretical foundation in the further study of clinical caries disease prevention and treatments. METHODS: Six fresh extracted caries molars were prepared into cross-section specimens. The sections were examined by 3D and laser measuring morphology. RESULTS: Zones were identified in the lesions on the basis of their optical appearance...
October 1, 2016: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326617/entrapment-of-dyp-type-peroxidase-from-pseudomonas-fluorescens-pf-5-into-ca-alginate-magnetic-beads
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Agata Wasak, Radosław Drozd, Łukasz Struk, Bartłomiej Grygorcewicz
The aim of this study was to investigate the optimal conditions for the immobilisation and stabilisation of DyP1B Dye-decolourising peroxidases type B (DyP1B) from Pseudomonas fluorescens Pf-5 immobilised in Ca-alginate ferromagnetic beads (Ca-alginate FeBs). The immobilised DyP1B was used in the degradation of the Reactive Blue 5 synthetic dye. The enzyme was successfully entrapped in a Ca-alginate matrix, and showed an encapsulation efficiency of 94%. The concentration of 0.8 mg mL(-1) DyP1B, 2% of alginate and 10 mg mL(-1) magnetite were optimal for immobilisation...
March 21, 2017: Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325968/a-new-genus-and-two-new-species-of-southeast-asian-bidessini-as-well-as-new-synonyms-for-oceanian-species-coleoptera-dytiscidae
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Michael Balke, Johannes Bergsten, Liang-Jong Wang, Lars Hendrich
Rompindessus jenisi Balke, Bergsten & Hendrich, gen. n. et sp. n. is described from near Rompin village in West Malaysia. The new genus is characterized by the presence of an occipital line and basal pronotal striae, the presence of a thick anterior bead on clypeus and two-segmented parameres as well as by the absence of basal elytral striae, the absence of sutural line on elytron, the absence of basal epipleural transverse carina, and the absence of longitudinal elytral carina. Moreover, male pro- and mesotarsus appear stout, and distinctly dilated laterally; the pronotum is comparably long and parallel-sided and the colour of beetle conspicuous dark orange...
2017: ZooKeys
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325828/the-prolyl-isomerase-pin1-is-a-novel-target-of-6-7-4-trihydroxyisoflavone-for-suppressing-esophageal-cancer-growth
#14
Tae Gyu Lim, Sung-Young Lee, Zhaoheng Duan, Mee-Hyun Lee, Hanyong Chen, Fangfang Liu, Kangdong Liu, Sung Keun Jung, Dong Joon Kim, Ann M Bode, Ki Won Lee, Zigang Dong
Intake of soy isoflavones is inversely associated with the risk of esophageal cancer. Numerous experimental results have supported the anti-cancer activity of soy isoflavones. The current study aimed to determine the anti-esophageal cancer activity of 6,7,4'-trihydroxyisoflavone (6,7,4'-THIF), a major metabolite of daidzein, which is readily metabolized in the human body. Notably, 6,7,4'-THIF inhibited proliferation and increased apoptosis of esophageal cancer cells. Based on a virtual screening analysis, Pin1 was identified as a target protein of 6,7,4'-THIF...
March 21, 2017: Cancer Prevention Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325677/il-6-tnf-%C3%AE-il-10-and-nutritional-status-in-pediatric-patients-with-biliary-atresia
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Maria Ines de Albuquerque Wilasco, Carolina Uribe-Cruz, Daniele Santetti, Gabriel Rodrigo Fries, Cristina Toscani Leal Dornelles, Themis Reverbel da Silveira
OBJECTIVES: The objective of the present study is to evaluate whether IL-6, TNF-α, IL-10 are associated with nutritional status in patients with cirrhosis secondary to biliary atresia and compare to healthy controls. METHODS: The parameters used for nutritional assessment were the standard deviation scores of height-for-age and of triceps skinfold thickness-for-age. The severity of cirrhosis was evaluated using the Child-Pugh score and PELD/MELD. Serum cytokines were measured using Cytometric Bead Array flow cytometry...
March 19, 2017: Jornal de Pediatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323002/mir-218-inhibited-tumor-angiogenesis-by-targeting-robo1-in-gastric-cancer
#16
Zhang Xiangyuan, Dong Jiaqiang, He Yan, Zhao Ming, Liu Zhen, Wang Na, Jiang Mingzuo, Zhang Zhe, Liu Gang, Liu Haiming, Nie Yongzhan, Fan Daiming, Tie Jun
Aberrant expression of miRNAs is involved in several carcinogenic processes, including tumor growth, metastasis and angiogenesis. The aim of this study was to determine the role of miR-218 in gastric cancer angiogenesis. In situ hybridization was performed on a set of tissue microarray samples to assess the difference in miR-218 expression in vessels between tumor tissues and normal gastric mucosa. In vitro, ectopic expression of miR-218 disturbed the tubular structure and inhibited the migration of endothelial cells...
March 17, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322959/synergistic-effect-of-divalent-cations-in-improving-technological-properties-of-cross-linked-alginate-beads
#17
Andrea Cerciello, Pasquale Del Gaudio, Veronica Granata, Marina Sala, Rita P Aquino, Paola Russo
Gelling solution parameters are some of the most important variables in ionotropic gelation and consequently influence the technological characteristics of the product. To date, only a few studies focused on the simultaneous use of multiple cations as gelling agents. With the aim to deeply explore this possibility, in this research we investigated the effect of two divalent cations (Ca(2+) and Zn(2+)) on alginate beads formation and properties. Alginate beads containing prednisolone (P) as model drug were prepared by prilling technique...
March 16, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322132/therapeutically-targeting-the-inflammasome-product-in-a-chimeric-model-of-endometriosis-related-surgical-adhesions
#18
Meredith M Stocks, Marta A Crispens, Tianbing Ding, Shilpa Mokshagundam, Kaylon L Bruner-Tran, Kevin G Osteen
Development of adhesions commonly occurs in association with surgery for endometriosis. Even in the absence of surgery, women with endometriosis appear to be at an enhanced risk of developing adhesions. In the current study, we utilized a chimeric mouse model of experimental endometriosis in order to examine the role of inflammasome activation in the development of postsurgical adhesions. Mice were randomized to receive peritoneal injections of human endometrial tissue fragments or endometrial tissue conditioned media (CM) from women with or without endometriosis 16 hours after ovariectomy and placement of an estradiol-releasing silastic capsule...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321548/demethylating-agent-decitabine-disrupts-tumor-induced-immune-tolerance-by-depleting-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cells
#19
Jihao Zhou, Yushi Yao, Qi Shen, Guoqiang Li, Lina Hu, Xinyou Zhang
PURPOSE: The immunoregulatory effect of demethylating agent decitabine (DAC) has been recognized recently. However, little is known about its impact on immune tolerance. In this study, we aimed to determine the impact of DAC on the immune tolerance induced by tumor cells. METHODS: The effects of DAC on immune cells in vivo were measured by flow cytometry. Myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) were sorted using magnetic beads and cultured in vitro. The mixed lymphocyte reaction was used to determine the immunoregulatory effect of DAC in vitro...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319896/a-dynamic-sandwich-assay-on-magnetic-beads-for-selective-detection-of-single-nucleotide-mutations-at-room-temperature
#20
Junxiu Wang, Guoliang Xiong, Liang Ma, Shihui Wang, Xu Zhou, Lei Wang, Lehui Xiao, Xin Su, Changyuan Yu
Single-nucleotide mutation (SNM) has proven to be associated with a variety of human diseases. Development of reliable methods for the detection of SNM is crucial for molecular diagnosis and personalized medicine. The sandwich assays are widely used tools for detecting nucleic acid biomarkers due to their low cost and rapid signaling. However, the poor hybridization specificity of signal probe at room temperature hampers the discrimination of mutant and wild type. Here, we demonstrate a dynamic sandwich assay on magnetic beads for SNM detection based on the transient binding between signal probe and target...
March 12, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
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