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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225379/tailoring-trehalose-for-biomedical-and-biotechnological-applications
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Mara K O'Neill, Brent F Piligian, Claire D Olson, Peter J Woodruff, Benjamin M Swarts
Trehalose is a non-reducing sugar whose ability to stabilize biomolecules has brought about its widespread use in biological preservation applications. Trehalose is also an essential metabolite in a number of pathogens, most significantly the global pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis, though it is absent in humans and other mammals. Recently, there has been a surge of interest in modifying the structure of trehalose to generate analogues that have applications in biomedical research and biotechnology. Non-degradable trehalose analogues could have a number of advantages as bioprotectants and food additives...
September 2017: Pure and Applied Chemistry. Chimie Pure et Appliquée
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223649/novel-liposome-based-and-in-situ-gelling-artificial-tear-formulation-for-dry-eye-disease-treatment
#2
Duygu Acar, Irene Teresa Molina-Martínez, Miguel Gómez-Ballesteros, Manuel Guzmán-Navarro, José Manuel Benítez-Del-Castillo, Rocío Herrero-Vanrell
PURPOSE: Artificial tears are widely used in the treatment of dry eye disease, although current formulations do not closely resemble natural tears. The purpose of this study was the design and characterization of a novel in situ gelling artificial tear formulation, containing both lipid and aqueous components, in order to resemble natural tears and replenish the tear film. METHODS: Liposomes, containing phosphatidylcholine, cholesterol, vitamins A and E, were prepared by the thin-film hydration method...
December 6, 2017: Contact Lens & Anterior Eye: the Journal of the British Contact Lens Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223337/an-erf-transcription-factor-from-tamarix-hispida-thcrf1-can-adjust-osmotic-potential-and-reactive-oxygen-species-scavenging-capability-to-improve-salt-tolerance
#3
Liping Qin, Liuqiang Wang, Yong Guo, Yan Li, Halik Ümüt, Yucheng Wang
Ethylene-Responsive Factors (ERFs) are plant-specific transcription factors (TFs) involved in multiple biological processes, especially in abiotic stress tolerance. However, the ERFs from woody halophytes that are involved in salt stress have been little studied. In the present investigation, we characterized a subfamily member of ERF TFs from Tamarix hispida, ThCRF1, which responds to salt stress. ThCRF1 is a nuclear protein that binds to the motifs including TTG, DRE and GCC-box. Transient transformation was performed to generate T...
December 2017: Plant Science: An International Journal of Experimental Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223153/temperature-dependence-of-tryptophan-fluorescence-lifetime-in-aqueous-glycerol-and-trehalose-solutions
#4
V V Gorokhov, P P Knox, B N Korvatovskiy, N Kh Seifullina, S N Goryachev, V Z Paschenko
The temperature dependences of tryptophan fluorescence decay kinetics in aqueous glycerol and 1 M trehalose solutions were examined. The fluorescence decay kinetics were recorded in the spectral region of 292.5-417.5 nm with nanosecond time resolution. The kinetics curves were approximated by the sum of three exponential terms, and the spectral distribution (DAS) of these components was determined. An antisymbatic course of fluorescence decay times of two (fast and medium) components in the temperature range from -60 to +10°C was observed...
November 2017: Biochemistry. Biokhimii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217176/a-strong-adjuvant-based-on-glycol-chitosan-coated-lipid-polymer-hybrid-nanoparticles-potentiates-mucosal-immune-responses-against-the-recombinant-chlamydia-trachomatis-fusion-antigen-cth522
#5
Fabrice Rose, Jeanette Erbo Wern, Francesca Gavins, Peter Andersen, Frank Follmann, Camilla Foged
Induction of mucosal immunity with vaccines is attractive for the immunological protection against pathogen entrance directly at the site of infection. An example is infection with Chlamydia trachomatis (Ct), which is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the world, and there is an unmet medical need for an effective vaccine. A vaccine against Ct should elicit protective humoral and cell-mediated immune (CMI) responses in the genital tract mucosa. We previously designed an antibody- and CMI-inducing adjuvant based on poly(dl-lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) nanoparticles modified with the cationic surfactant dimethyldioctadecylammonium bromide and the immunopotentiator trehalose-6,6'-dibehenate...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216827/comparative-genomic-analysis-of-brevibacterium-strains-insights-into-key-genetic-determinants-involved-in-adaptation-to-the-cheese-habitat
#6
Nguyen-Phuong Pham, Séverine Layec, Eric Dugat-Bony, Marie Vidal, Françoise Irlinger, Christophe Monnet
BACKGROUND: Brevibacterium strains are widely used for the manufacturing of surface-ripened cheeses, contributing to the breakdown of lipids and proteins and producing volatile sulfur compounds and red-orange pigments. The objective of the present study was to perform comparative genomic analyses in order to better understand the mechanisms involved in their ability to grow on the cheese surface and the differences between the strains. RESULTS: The genomes of 23 Brevibacterium strains, including twelve strains isolated from cheeses, were compared for their gene repertoire involved in salt tolerance, iron acquisition, bacteriocin production and the ability to use the energy compounds present in cheeses...
December 7, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215597/application-of-pharmacokinetics-modelling-to-predict-human-exposure-of-a-cationic-liposomal-subunit-antigen-vaccine-system
#7
Raj K S Badhan, Swapnil Khadke, Yvonne Perrie
The pharmacokinetics of a liposomal subunit antigen vaccine system composed of the cationic lipid dimethyldioctadecylammonium bromide (DDA) and the immunostimulatory agent trehalose 6,6-dibehenate (TDB) (8:1 molar ratio) combined with the Ag85B-ESAT-6 (H1) antigen were modelled using mouse in-vivo data. Compartment modelling and physiologically based pharmacokinetics (PBPK) were used to predict the administration site (muscle) and target site (lymph) temporal concentration profiles and factors governing these...
December 7, 2017: Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208325/inhibitory-effects-of-compound-dmbt-on-hypoxia-induced-vasculogenic-mimicry-in-human-breast-cancer
#8
Shuixian Li, Qianyun Zhang, Lichun Zhou, Yanhui Guan, Shang Chen, Yu Zhang, Xiuzhen Han
Breast cancer is one of the most serious malignant tumors that harm to women's health. Vasculogenic mimicry (VM) is an alternative type of blood supplement independent of endothelial vessels, which refers to the formation of tumor cell-lined vessels and is associated with tumor invasion, metastasis and poor cancer patient prognosis. Prior antiangiogenic therapy just focused on vascular endothelial cells and did not significantly affect VM. DMBT, 6, 6'-bis (2, 3-dimethoxybenzoyl)-a, a-D-trehalose, has shown to have multiple anti-tumor invasion and metastasis activities; however the exact mechanism is not thoroughly elucidated...
December 2, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198596/phenotypic-and-genetic-diversity-of-moroccan-rhizobia-isolated-from-vicia-faba-and-study-of-genes-that-are-likely-to-be-involved-in-their-osmotolerance
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Loubna Benidire, Majida Lahrouni, Khalid Daoui, Zain El Abidine Fatemi, Ricardo Gomez Carmona, Michael Göttfert, Khalid Oufdou
Rhizobia are symbiotic nitrogen-fixing bacteria in root nodules of legumes. In Morocco, faba bean (Vicia faba L.), which is the main legume crop cultivated in the country, is often grown in marginal soils of arid and semi-arid regions. This study examines the phenotypic diversity of rhizobia nodulating V. faba isolated from different regions in Morocco for tolerance to some abiotic stresses. A total of 106 rhizobia strains isolated from nodules were identified at the species level by analysing 16S rDNA. Additionally, for selected strains recA, otsA, kup and nodA fragments were sequenced...
November 3, 2017: Systematic and Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197181/investigating-the-strategies-for-microbial-production-of-trehalose-from-lignocellulosic-sugars
#10
Yifei Wu, Jian Wang, Xiaolin Shen, Jia Wang, Zhenya Chen, Xinxiao Sun, Qipeng Yuan, Yajun Yan
Trehalose, a multi-functional and value-added disaccharide, can be efficiently biosynthesized from glucose by using a synergetic carbon utilization mechanism (SynCar) which coupled phosphoenolpyruvate (PEP) generation from the second carbon source with PEP-dependent phosphotransferase system (PTS) to promote non-catabolic use of glucose. Considering glucose and xylose present in large amounts in lignocellulosic sugars, we explored new strategies for conversion of both sugars into trehalose. Herein, we first attempted trehalose production from xylose directly, based on which, synergetic utilization of glucose and xylose prompted by SynCar was implemented in engineered E...
December 2, 2017: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192155/trehalose-significantly-enhances-the-recovery-of-serum-and-serum-exosomal-mirna-from-a-paper-based-matrix
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Shu Hui Neo, Ka Yan Chung, Jia Min Quek, Heng-Phon Too
The preservation of nucleic acids from clinical samples is critical to facilitate accurate molecular diagnosis. The use of a paper matrix, Flinders Technology Associates (FTA) Elute cards, to archive DNA and viral RNA is well-documented. However, the feasibility of FTA Elute cards for archiving serum and serum exosomal microRNAs (miRNAs) remains unclear. Here, we performed a comprehensive evaluation of FTA Elute cards for miRNA storage and recovery in different pre-analytical conditions. The recovery of serum miRNA dry-spotted on FTA Elute cards by direct elution with water at high temperature was poor...
November 30, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191157/genome-wide-analysis-of-the-solanum-tuberosum-potato-trehalose-6-phosphate-synthase-tps-gene-family-evolution-and-differential-expression-during-development-and-stress
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Yingchun Xu, Yanjie Wang, Neil Mattson, Liu Yang, Qijiang Jin
BACKGROUND: Trehalose-6-phosphate synthase (TPS) serves important functions in plant desiccation tolerance and response to environmental stimuli. At present, a comprehensive analysis, i.e. functional classification, molecular evolution, and expression patterns of this gene family are still lacking in Solanum tuberosum (potato). RESULTS: In this study, a comprehensive analysis of the TPS gene family was conducted in potato. A total of eight putative potato TPS genes (StTPSs) were identified by searching the latest potato genome sequence...
December 1, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186495/sugar-metabolism-reprogramming-in-a-non-climacteric-bud-mutant-of-a-climacteric-plum-fruit-during-development-on-the-tree
#13
Macarena Farcuh, Bosheng Li, Rosa M Rivero, Lyudmila Shlizerman, Avi Sadka, Eduardo Blumwald
We investigated sugar metabolism in leaves and fruits of two Japanese plum (Prunus salicina Lindl.) cultivars, the climacteric Santa Rosa and its bud sport mutant the non-climacteric Sweet Miriam, during development on the tree. We previously characterized differences between the two cultivars. Here, we identified key sugar metabolic pathways. Pearson coefficient correlations of metabolomics and transcriptomic data and weighted gene co-expression network analysis (WGCNA) of RNA sequencing (RNA-Seq) data allowed the identification of 11 key sugar metabolism-associated genes: sucrose synthase, sucrose phosphate synthase, cytosolic invertase, vacuolar invertase, invertase inhibitor, α-galactosidase, β-galactosidase, galactokinase, trehalase, galactinol synthase, and raffinose synthase...
November 25, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182780/cold-hardiness-of-overwintering-larvae-of-sphenoptera-sp-coleoptera-buprestidae-in-western-china
#14
Yuqian Feng, Lu Zhang, Wenbo Li, Xuan Yang, Shixiang Zong
An undetermined species of Sphenoptera sp. is an important pest of Artemisia ordosica Krasch, and recently, an outbreak of this insect has spread throughout Ningxia, Inner Mongolia, Shanxi, and other regions in western China. The cold hardiness of overwintering larvae of Sphenoptera sp. was determined by measuring their supercooling point (SCP) and their mortality at sub-zero temperatures. Additionally, quantitative changes in sugars and low molecular weight sugar alcohols in larvae were determined following exposure of larvae to low temperatures...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181198/effects-of-long-term-cultivation-on-medium-with-alpha-ketoglutarate-supplementation-on-metabolic-processes-of-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
#15
Nadia Burdyliuk, Maria Bayliak
During last years, alpha-ketoglutarate (AKG), an important intermediate in the Krebs cycle, has been intensively studied as a dietary supplement with stress-protective and potential antiaging effects. Here, we examined the effects of exogenous AKG on metabolic processes and survival of yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae during long-term cultivation. Growth on AKG had no effect on the total cell number but increased the number of reproductively active cells at the late days of cultivation (from day 7 to day 15)...
2017: Journal of Aging Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180988/a-waking-review-old-and-novel-insights-into-the-spore-germination-in-streptomyces
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REVIEW
Jan Bobek, Klára Šmídová, Matouš Čihák
The complex development undergone by Streptomyces encompasses transitions from vegetative mycelial forms to reproductive aerial hyphae that differentiate into chains of single-celled spores. Whereas their mycelial life - connected with spore formation and antibiotic production - is deeply investigated, spore germination as the counterpoint in their life cycle has received much less attention. Still, germination represents a system of transformation from metabolic zero point to a new living lap. There are several aspects of germination that may attract our attention: (1) Dormant spores are strikingly well-prepared for the future metabolic restart; they possess stable transcriptome, hydrolytic enzymes, chaperones, and other required macromolecules stabilized in a trehalose milieu; (2) Germination itself is a specific sequence of events leading to a complete morphological remodeling that include spore swelling, cell wall reconstruction, and eventually germ tube emergences; (3) Still not fully unveiled are the strategies that enable the process, including a single cell's signal transduction and gene expression control, as well as intercellular communication and the probability of germination across the whole population...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175859/investigating-trehalose-synthesis-genes-after-cold-acclimation-in-the-antarctic-nematode-panagrolaimus-sp-daw1
#17
Anna C Seybold, David A Wharton, Michael A S Thorne, Craig J Marshall
Panagrolaimus sp. DAW1 is a freeze-tolerant Antarctic nematode which survives extensive intracellular ice formation. The molecular mechanisms of this extreme adaptation are still poorly understood. We recently showed that desiccation-enhanced RNAi-soaking can be used - in conjunction with qPCR - to screen for phenotypes associated with reduced expression of candidate genes in Panagrolaimus sp. DAW1. Here we present the use of this approach to investigate the role of trehalose synthesis genes in this remarkable organism...
November 24, 2017: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170279/multiplex-recording-of-cellular-events-over-time-on-crispr-biological-tape
#18
Ravi U Sheth, Sung Sun Yim, Felix L Wu, Harris H Wang
While dynamics underlie many biological processes, our ability to robustly and accurately profile time-varying biological signals and regulatory programs remains limited. Here, we describe a framework to store temporal biological information directly into the genomes of a cell population. A "biological tape recorder" is developed in which biological signals trigger intracellular DNA production that is then recorded by the CRISPR-Cas adaptation system. This approach enables stable recording over multiple days and accurate reconstruction of temporal and lineage information by sequencing CRISPR arrays...
November 23, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170085/the-modelling-studies-determing-the-mode-of-action-of-anthelmintics-inhibiting-in-vitro-tpp-of-anisakis-simplex-s-l
#19
Elżbieta Łopieńska-Biernat, Tomasz Molcan, Łukasz Paukszto, Jan Paweł Jastrzębski, Kamil Myszczyński
The trehalose-6-phosphate phosphatase (TPP) enzyme is involved in the synthesis of trehalose, the main sugar in the energy metabolism of nematodes. TPP is a member of the HAD-like hydrolase superfamily and shows a robust and specific phosphatase activity for the substrate trehalose-6-phosphate. The presence of conserved active sites of TPP in closely related nematodes and its absence in humans makes it a promising target for antiparasitic drugs. In the present study, homology modeling, molecular docking and MD simulation techniques were used to explore the structure and dynamics of TPP...
November 20, 2017: Experimental Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168866/chemical-composition-and-bioactive-properties-of-the-wild-mushroom-polyporus-squamosus-huds-fr-a-study-with-samples-from-romania
#20
Andrei Mocan, Ângela Fernandes, Lillian Barros, Gianina Crişan, Marija Smiljković, Marina Soković, Isabel C F R Ferreira
In Eastern Europe, wild mushrooms are widely collected in mountain areas and used for their medicinal properties or as healthy foods. This study aimed at determining the chemical composition (nutritional value, free sugars, organic acids, phenolic compounds, fatty acids and tocopherols) and bioactive properties (antioxidant, antimicrobial and antiquorum sensing) of wild Polyporus squamosus (Huds.) Fr from Romania. The results indicate that the fruiting bodies of P. squamosus are rich in carbohydrates (74.22 g per 100 g dw) and proteins (18...
November 23, 2017: Food & Function
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