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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209499/blastocyst-development-after-intracytoplasmic-sperm-injection-of-equine-oocytes-vitrified-at-the-germinal-vesicle-stage
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Heloísa Siqueira Canesin, Joao Gatto Brom-de-Luna, Young-Ho Choi, Isabel Ortiz, Mouhamadou Diaw, Katrin Hinrichs
We evaluated the meiotic and developmental competence of GV-stage equine oocytes vitrified under different conditions. In a preliminary study, using dimethyl sulfoxide (D), ethylene glycol (EG) and sucrose (S) as cryoprotectants, the maturation rate was higher for cumulus-oocyte complexes (COCs) held overnight before vitrification (37%) than for those vitrified immediately (14%; P < 0.05). Thereafter, all COCs were held overnight before vitrification. In Experiment 1 we compared 1 min (1 m) and 4 min (4 m) exposure to vitrification and warming solutions; oocytes that subsequently matured were fertilized by ICSI...
February 13, 2017: Cryobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209137/transcriptional-analysis-of-defense-mechanisms-in-upland-tetraploid-switchgrass-to-greenbugs
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Teresa Donze-Reiner, Nathan A Palmer, Erin D Scully, Travis J Prochaska, Kyle G Koch, Tiffany Heng-Moss, Jeffrey D Bradshaw, Paul Twigg, Keenan Amundsen, Scott E Sattler, Gautam Sarath
BACKGROUND: Aphid infestation of switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) has the potential to reduce yields and biomass quality. Although switchgrass-greenbug (Schizaphis graminum; GB) interactions have been studied at the whole plant level, little information is available on plant defense responses at the molecular level. RESULTS: The global transcriptomic response of switchgrass cv Summer to GB was monitored by RNA-Seq in infested and control (uninfested) plants harvested at 5, 10, and 15 days after infestation (DAI)...
February 16, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202346/acute-toxicity-twenty-eight-days-repeated-dose-toxicity-and-genotoxicity-of-vanadyl-trehalose-in-kunming-mice
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Pingzhe Jiang, Zaizhong Ni, Bin Wang, Baicheng Ma, Huikun Duan, Xiaodan Li, Xiaofeng Ma, Qian Wei, Xiangzhen Ji, Qiqi Liu, Shuguang Xing, Minggang Li
A new trend has been developed using vanadium and organic ligands to form novel compounds in order to improve the beneficial actions and reduce the toxicity of vanadium compounds. In present study, vanadyl trehalose was explored the oral acute toxicity, 28 days repeated dose toxicity and genotoxicity in Kunming mice. The Median Lethal Dose (LD50) of vanadyl trehalose was revealed to be 1000 mg/kg body weight in fasted Kunming mice. Stomach and intestine were demonstrated to be the main target organs of vanadyl trehalose through 28 days repeated dose toxicity study...
February 12, 2017: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: RTP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198348/down-regulation-of-pe11-a-cell-wall-associated-esterase-enhances-the-biofilm-growth-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-and-reduces-cell-wall-virulence-lipid-levels
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Shivangi Rastogi, Amit Kumar Singh, Garima Pant, Kalyan Mitra, Koneni V Sashidhara, Manju Y Krishnan
PE11 (Rv1169c or LipX) is a cell wall associated esterase/lipase of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb). Evidences suggest that PE11 is expressed by Mtb both in vitro and in vivo. Previous studies have shown that PE11 leads to modification in cell wall lipid content and enhanced virulence when expressed in the non-pathogenic surrogate Mycobacterium smegmatis. Since cell wall lipids often play different roles in pathogenic and non-pathogenic mycobacteria, we investigated the role of PE11 in its host, Mtb. Mtb with lowered expression of PE11 (PE11 knock-down) displayed significant changes in colony morphology and cell wall lipid profile, confirming the role of PE11 in cell wall architecture...
January 2017: Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192710/rational-design-of-reversible-inhibitors-for-trehalose-6-phosphate-phosphatases
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Chunliang Liu, Debra Dunaway-Mariano, Patrick S Mariano
In some organisms, environmental stress triggers trehalose biosynthesis that is catalyzed collectively by trehalose 6-phosphate synthase, and trehalose 6-phosphate phosphatase (T6PP). T6PP catalyzes the hydrolysis of trehalose 6-phosphate (T6P) to trehalose and inorganic phosphate and is a promising target for the development of antibacterial, antifungal and antihelminthic therapeutics. Herein, we report the design, synthesis and evaluation of a library of aryl d-glucopyranoside 6-sulfates to serve as prototypes for small molecule T6PP inhibitors...
February 4, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190740/protective-efficacy-of-a-lipid-antigen-vaccine-in-a-guinea-pig-model-of-tuberculosis
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Gérald Larrouy-Maumus, Emilie Layre, Simon Clark, Jacques Prandi, Emma Rayner, Marco Lepore, Gennaro de Libero, Ann Williams, Germain Puzo, Martine Gilleron
The bacillus Calmette Guérin (BCG) vaccine, the only licensed vaccine against TB, displays partial and variable efficacy, thus making the exploitation of novel vaccination strategies a major priority. Most of the current vaccines in pre-clinical or clinical development are based on the induction of T cells recognizing protein antigens. However, a large number of T cells specific for mycobacterial lipids are induced during infection, suggesting that lipid-based vaccines might represent an important component of novel sub-unit vaccines...
February 9, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190593/evaluation-of-a-hydrophilic-interaction-liquid-chromatography-hilic-design-space-for-sugars-and-sugar-alcohols
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Evan M Hetrick, Timothy T Kramer, Donald S Risley
Based on a column-screening exercise, a column ranking system was developed for sample mixtures containing any combination of 26 sugar and sugar alcohol analytes using 16 polar stationary phases in the HILIC mode with acetonitrile/water or acetone/water mobile phases. Each analyte was evaluated on the HILIC columns with gradient elution and the subsequent chromatography data was compiled into a statistical software package where any subset of the analytes can be selected and the columns are then ranked by the greatest separation...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186696/evaluation-of-freeze-drying-and-cryopreservation-protocols-for-long-term-storage-of-biomaterials-based-on-decellularized-intestine
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Eloísa Díaz-Moreno, Daniel Durand-Herrera, Víctor Carriel, Miguel-Ángel Martín-Piedra, María-Del-Carmen Sánchez-Quevedo, Ingrid Garzón, Antonio Campos, Ricardo Fernández-Valadés, Miguel Alaminos
We evaluated the efficiency of several protocols to preserve the main components of decellularized tissue scaffolds for delayed use. Decellularized rat intestine scaffolds were generated by using SDS and triton X-100 and preserved for 3 months subjected to eight freeze-drying (F1 to F8) and 14 cryopreservation protocols (C1 to C14). Morphological analysis showed that cryopreservation tended to preserve the tissue morphostructure more efficiently than freeze-drying. Histological analysis showed that the content of proteoglycans and glycoproteins was efficiently preserved by most methods...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183764/draft-genome-sequence-of-halolamina-pelagica-cdk2-isolated-from-natural-salterns-from-rann-of-kutch-gujarat-india
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Sonam Gaba, Ram Nageena Singh, Shrutica Abrol, Ajar Nath Yadav, Anil Kumar Saxena, Rajeev Kaushik
Halolamina pelagica strain CDK2, a halophilic archaeon (growth range 1.36 to 5.12 M NaCl), was isolated from rhizosphere of wild grasses of hypersaline soil of the Rann of Kutch, Gujarat, India. Its draft genome contains 2,972,542 bp and 3,485 coding sequences, depicting genes for halophilic serine proteases and trehalose synthesis.
February 9, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180997/functional-characterization-of-a-novel-disaccharide-transporter-in-lobster-hepatopancreas
#10
Olivia Scheffler, Gregory A Ahearn
In animals, the accepted model of carbohydrate digestion and absorption involves reduction of disaccharides into the monosaccharides glucose, fructose, and galactose followed by their individual transmembrane transport into cells. In 2011, a gene for a distinct disaccharide sucrose transporter (SCRT) was found in Drosophila melanogaster and characterized in a yeast expression system. The purpose of the present investigation was to functionally identify and characterize a putative disaccharide transporter analog in the hepatopancreas of the American lobster, Homarus americanus...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Comparative Physiology. B, Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168316/additive-roles-of-two-tps-genes-in-trehalose-synthesis-conidiation-multiple-stress-responses-and-host-infection-of-a-fungal-insect-pathogen
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Juan-Juan Wang, Qing Cai, Lei Qiu, Sheng-Hua Ying, Ming-Guang Feng
Intracellular trehalose accumulation is relevant to fungal life and pathogenicity. Trehalose-6-phosphate synthase (TPS) is known to control the first step of trehalose synthesis, but functions of multiple TPS genes in some filamentous fungi are variable. Here, we examined the functions of two TPS genes (tpsA and tpsB) in Beauveria bassiana, a fungal insect pathogen widely applied in arthropod pest control. Intracellular TPS activity and trehalose content decreased by 71-75 and 72-80% in ΔtpsA, and 21-30 and 15-45% in ΔtpsB, respectively, and to undetectable levels in ΔtpsAΔtpsB, under normal and stressful conditions...
February 6, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166771/glycemic-insulinemic-and-incretin-responses-after-oral-trehalose-ingestion-in-healthy-subjects
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Chiyo Yoshizane, Akiko Mizote, Mika Yamada, Norie Arai, Shigeyuki Arai, Kazuhiko Maruta, Hitoshi Mitsuzumi, Toshio Ariyasu, Shimpei Ushio, Shigeharu Fukuda
BACKGROUND: Trehalose is hydrolyzed by a specific intestinal brush-border disaccharidase (trehalase) into two glucose molecules. In animal studies, trehalose has been shown to prevent adipocyte hypertrophy and mitigate insulin resistance in mice fed a high-fat diet. Recently, we found that trehalose improved glucose tolerance in human subjects. However, the underlying metabolic responses after trehalose ingestion in humans are not well understood. Therefore, we examined the glycemic, insulinemic and incretin responses after trehalose ingestion in healthy Japanese volunteers...
February 6, 2017: Nutrition Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165282/oral-recombinant-human-or-mouse-lactoferrin-reduces-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-tdm-induced-granulomatous-lung-pathology
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Shen-An Hwang, Marian L Kruzel, Jeffrey K Actor
Trehalose 6'6-dimycolate (TDM) is the most abundant glycolipid on the cell wall of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB). TDM is capable of inducing granulomatous pathology in mouse models that resembles those induced by MTB infection. Using the acute TDM model, this work investigates the effect of recombinant human and mouse lactoferrin to reduce granulomatous pathology. C57BL/6 mice were injected intravenously with TDM at a dose of 25 μg·mouse(-1). At day 4 and 6, recombinant human or mouse lactoferrin (1 mg·(100 μL)(-1)·mouse(-1)) were delivered by gavage...
February 2017: Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Biochimie et Biologie Cellulaire
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165011/mtorc1-independent-tfeb-activation-via-akt-inhibition-promotes-cellular-clearance-in-neurodegenerative-storage-diseases
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Michela Palmieri, Rituraj Pal, Hemanth R Nelvagal, Parisa Lotfi, Gary R Stinnett, Michelle L Seymour, Arindam Chaudhury, Lakshya Bajaj, Vitaliy V Bondar, Laura Bremner, Usama Saleem, Dennis Y Tse, Deepthi Sanagasetti, Samuel M Wu, Joel R Neilson, Fred A Pereira, Robia G Pautler, George G Rodney, Jonathan D Cooper, Marco Sardiello
Neurodegenerative diseases characterized by aberrant accumulation of undigested cellular components represent unmet medical conditions for which the identification of actionable targets is urgently needed. Here we identify a pharmacologically actionable pathway that controls cellular clearance via Akt modulation of transcription factor EB (TFEB), a master regulator of lysosomal pathways. We show that Akt phosphorylates TFEB at Ser467 and represses TFEB nuclear translocation independently of mechanistic target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1), a known TFEB inhibitor...
February 6, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163231/effects-of-storage-conditions-on-the-stability-of-spray-dried-inhalable-bacteriophage-powders
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Sharon S Y Leung, Thaigarajan Parumasivam, Fiona G Gao, Nicholas B Carrigy, Reinhard Vehring, Warren H Finlay, Sandra Morales, Warwick J Britton, Elizabeth Kutter, Hak-Kim Chan
This study aimed to develop inhalable powders containing phages active against antibiotic-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa for pulmonary delivery. A Pseudomonas phage, PEV2, was spray dried into powder matrices comprising of trehalose (0-80%), mannitol (0-80%) and L-leucine (20%). The resulting powders were stored at various relative humidity (RH) conditions (0, 22 and 60% RH) at 4°C. The phage stability and in vitro aerosol performance of the phage powders were examined at the time of production and after 1, 3 and 12 months storage...
February 2, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139788/gd-3-gd-3-distances-exceeding-3-nm-determined-by-very-high-frequency-continuous-wave-electron-paramagnetic-resonance
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Jessica A Clayton, Mian Qi, Adelheid Godt, Daniella Goldfarb, Songi Han, Mark S Sherwin
Electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy in combination with site-directed spin labeling is a very powerful tool for elucidating the structure and organization of biomolecules. Gd(3+) complexes have recently emerged as a new class of spin labels for distance determination by pulsed EPR spectroscopy at Q- and W-band. We present CW EPR measurements at 240 GHz (8.6 Tesla) on a series of Gd-rulers of the type Gd-PyMTA-spacer-Gd-PyMTA, with Gd-Gd distances ranging from 1.2 nm to 4.3 nm. CW EPR measurements of these Gd-rulers show that significant dipolar broadening of the central |-1/2〉 → |1/2〉 transition occurs at 30 K for Gd-Gd distances up to ∼3...
January 31, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131868/optimized-conditions-for-preserving-stability-and-integrity-of-porcine-circovirus-type2-virus-like-particles-during-long-term-storage
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Naidong Wang, Yan Zhang, Xinnuo Lei, Wanting Yu, Yang Zhan, Dongliang Wang, Jiaxin Zhang, Aibing Wang, Lehui Xiao, Ping Jiang, Yi Yang
Although porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) virus-like particles (VLPs) have been successfully harvested from various protein expression systems, conditions to promote their stability and integrity during long-term storage have not been well defined since only the intact VLPs, instead of the monomeric capsid protein (Cap), can induce neutralizing antibodies in pigs in previous studies. In this study, freshly prepared PCV2 VLPs were stored in several media (various concentrations of NaCl, sorbitol, sucrose and trehalose) at three temperatures (4°C, -20°C and -80°C) and their stability and integration were evaluated after 7 month...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Virological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125070/chemical-characterization-and-antioxidant-potential-of-wild-ganoderma-species-from-ghana
#18
Mary Obodai, Deborah L Narh Mensah, Ângela Fernandes, Nii Korley Kortei, Matilda Dzomeku, Matthew Teegarden, Steven J Schwartz, Lillian Barros, Juanita Prempeh, Richard K Takli, Isabel C F R Ferreira
The chemical characterization and antioxidant potential of twelve wild strains of Ganoderma sp. from Ghana, nine (LS1-LS9) of which were found growing wild simultaneously on the same dying Delonix regia tree, were evaluated. Parameters evaluated included the nutritional value, composition in sugars, fatty acids, phenolic and other organic compounds and some vitamins and vitamin precursors. Antioxidant potential was evaluated by investigating reducing power, radical scavenging activity and lipid peroxidation inhibition using five in vitro assays...
January 25, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118850/humans-from-wuchereria-bancrofti-endemic-area-elicit-substantial-immune-response-to-proteins-of-the-filarial-parasite-brugia-malayi-and-its-endosymbiont-wolbachia
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Ruchi Jha, Mamta Gangwar, Dhanvantri Chahar, Anand Setty Balakrishnan, Mahendra Pal Singh Negi, Shailja Misra-Bhattacharya
BACKGROUND: In the past, immune responses to several Brugia malayi immunodominant antigens have been characterized in filaria-infected populations; however, little is known regarding Wolbachia proteins. We earlier cloned and characterized few B. malayi (trehalose-6-phosphate phosphatase, Bm-TPP and heavy chain myosin, BmAF-Myo) and Wolbachia (translation initiation factor-1, Wol Tl IF-1 and NAD(+)-dependent DNA ligase, wBm-LigA) proteins and investigated the immune responses, which they triggered in animal models...
January 24, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116420/-effects-of-lyophilized-on-the-biological-activities-of-lentiviral-vector-of-bone-morphogenetic-protein-2
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Xiao-Ling Wei, Dao-Yang Liu, Jie Pan, Pei-Jun Lu, Jun Zhao
PURPOSE: To investigate the influence of lyophilization on the biological activity of recombinant lentiviral vectors of bone morphogenetic protein 2(BMP-2). METHODS: Recombinant lenti-BMP-2 was constructed. lenti-BMP-2 was transfected with rat bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs) by multiplicity infection (MOI) of 10, 25, 50, 100, 200. The infection efficiency was observed by X-gal staining. Under suitable conditions, the lenti-BMP-2 and 10% trehalose ratio of lyophilized protective agent was mixed into the lyophilization form...
October 2016: Shanghai Kou Qiang Yi Xue, Shanghai Journal of Stomatology
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