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Qing Cao, Richard R Rediske, Lei Yao, Liqiang Xie
A 30 days indoor hydroponic experiment was carried out to evaluate the effect of microcystins (MCs) on rice root morphology and exudation, as well as bioaccumulation of MCs in rice. MCs were bioaccumulated in rice with the greatest concentrations being observed in the leaves (113.68μgg(-1) Fresh weight (FW)) when exposed to 500μgL(-1) MCs. Root activity at 500μgL(-1) decreased 37%, compared to the control. MCs also induced disruption of the antioxidant system and lipid peroxidation in rice roots. Root growth was significantly inhibited by MCs...
November 17, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
Ramalingam Radhakrishnan, In-Jung Lee
The present study was aimed to investigate the health of vegetative and reproductive parts of sesame plants during Bacillus methylotrophicus KE2 interaction by their pigments, sugars, organic acid, amino acids, hormones and antioxidant production analysis. In a green-house study, B. methylotrophicus KE2 was sprayed to sesame plants at late flowering stage. The bacterial treatment enhanced photosynthetic pigments of plants including pods than their controls. The shoots of plants had higher amount of sucrose, glucose, galactose, xylitol and malic acid, and while the pods of plants showed the more accumulation of sucrose, glucose, inulin and xylitol in bacterium treated plants...
December 2017: Indian Journal of Microbiology
Paris Grant-Preece, Celia Barril, Leigh M Schmidtke, Andrew C Clark
Model wine solutions containing organic acids, individually or combined, and iron(III), were exposed to light from fluorescent lamps or stored in darkness for four hours. (-)-Epicatechin was then added, and the solutions incubated in darkness for 10days. Browning was monitored by UV-visible absorption spectrophotometry and UHPLC-DAD. The pre-irradiated solutions containing tartaric acid exhibited increased yellow/brown coloration compared to the dark controls mainly due to reaction of the tartaric acid photodegradation product glyoxylic acid with (-)-epicatechin to form xanthylium cation pigments...
March 15, 2018: Food Chemistry
Thiemo Zambanini, Hamed Hosseinpour Tehrani, Elena Geiser, Christiane K Sonntag, Joerg M Buescher, Guido Meurer, Nick Wierckx, Lars M Blank
Ustilago trichophora RK089 has been found recently as a good natural malic acid producer from glycerol. This strain has previously undergone adaptive laboratory evolution for enhanced substrate uptake rate resulting in the strain U. trichophora TZ1. Medium optimization and investigation of process parameters enabled titers and rates that are able to compete with those of organisms overexpressing major parts of the underlying metabolic pathways. Metabolic engineering can likely further increase the efficiency of malate production by this organism, provided that basic genetic tools and methods can be established for this rarely used and relatively obscure species...
June 2017: Metabolic Engineering Communications
Esti Singer, Yardena Bh Silas, Sigal Ben-Yehuda, Ophry Pines
Fumarase is distributed between two compartments of the eukaryotic cell. The enzyme catalyses the reversible conversion of fumaric to L-malic acid in mitochondria as part of the tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle, and in the cytosol/nucleus as part of the DNA damage response (DDR). Here we show that fumarase of the model prokaryote Bacillus subtilis (Fum-bc) is induced upon DNA damage, co-localized with the bacterial DNA and is required for the DDR. Fum-bc can substitute for both eukaryotic functions in yeast. Furthermore, we found that the fumarase dependent intracellular signaling of the B...
November 15, 2017: ELife
Pablo Mortera, Federico A Zuljan, Christian Magni, Santiago A Bortolato, Sergio H Alarcón
Multivariate calibration coupled to RP-HPLC with diode array detection (HPLC-DAD) was applied to the identification and the quantitative evaluation of the short chain organic acids (malic, oxalic, formic, lactic, acetic, citric, pyruvic, succinic, tartaric, propionic and α-cetoglutaric) in fermented food. The goal of the present study was to get the successful resolution of a system in the combined occurrence of strongly coeluting peaks, of distortions in the time sensors among chromatograms, and of the presence of unexpected compounds not included in the calibration step...
February 1, 2018: Talanta
Origone Andrea Cecilia, Rodríguez María Eugenia, Oteiza Juan Martín, Querol Amparo, Lopes Christian Ariel
Interspecific hybrids among species in the Saccharomyces genus are frequently detected in anthropic habitats and can also be obtained easily in the laboratory. This occurs because the most important genetic barriers among Saccharomyces species are post-zygotic. Depending on several factors, including the involved strains, the hybridisation mechanism and stabilisation conditions, the hybrids that bear differential genomic constitutions, and hence phenotypic variability, can be obtained. In the present study, Saccharomyces cerevisiae x Saccharomyces uvarum hybrids were constructed using genetically and physiologically different S...
November 13, 2017: Yeast
Entai Hou, Xian Li, Zerong Liu, Fuchang Zhang, Zhongmin Tian
Fumarase catalyzes the interconversion of fumarate and L-malate in the tricarboxylic acid cycle. Fumarase insufficiencies were associated with increased level of fumarate and decreased level of malate and exacerbated salt-induced hypertension. To gain insights into the metabolism profiles that induced by fumarase insufficiency and identify key regulatory metabolites, we applied a GC-MS based metabolomics platform coupled with a network approach to analyze fumarase insufficient HUVEC cells and negative controls...
November 11, 2017: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
Juhua Liu, Jing Zhang, Hongxia Miao, Caihong Jia, Jingyi Wang, Biyu Xu, Zhiqiang Jin
The ovate mutation has frequently been used to study changes in fruit shape but not fruit quality. A deterioration in fruit quality associated with the ovate mutation was discovered in this study. To elucidate how ovate influences the quality of fruit, we performed a proteomics analysis of the fruits of the ovate mutant (LA3543) and wild-type ("Ailsa Craig", LA2838A) using tandem mass tag analysis. The results indicated that the ovate mutation significantly influences fruit quality in a number of ways, including by reducing the expression of 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic acid oxidase 3 (ACO3) in ethylene biosynthesis, improving firmness by reducing the amount of pectinesterase and polygalacturonase, reducing sugar accumulation by downregulating the abundance of mannan endo-1,4-β-mannosidase 4, β-galactosidase, and β-amylase, and reducing the malic acid content by downregulating the accumulation of malic enzymes and malate synthase...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Yoshihiro Toya, Shugo Ohashi, Hiroshi Shimizu
Glycerol is a promising carbon source for bio-production and is particularly attractive because it is produced in excess as a biodiesel byproduct. Elucidating the flux distribution of glycerol catabolism would greatly aid metabolic engineering, but (13)C-labeling of glycerol has not yet been optimized for precise flux estimations. In this study, an Escherichia coli wild type strain was aerobically cultured using glycerol as the sole carbon source. [1,3-(13)C], [2-(13)C], and [U-(13)C] glycerols were independently mixed with an equal amount of naturally labeled glycerol; these mixtures were used as (13)C-labeled substrates, and flux distributions during exponential growth were estimated based on (13)C-enrichment of proteinogenic amino acids...
October 26, 2017: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
Z-P Lv, Y-Z Peng, B-B Zhang, H Fan, D Liu, Y-M Guo
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of long-term treatment with dexamethasone (DEX) on the antioxidation and nutrition metabolism in broiler chickens. Broilers were placed on a high-nutrient diet for 41 days, and half were given orally DEX-supplemented water at 20 mg/L every other day from 19 to 41 days of age. DEX treatment downregulated superoxide dismutase activity as well as the mRNA expression of CuZn-superoxide dismutase and glutathione peroxidase with a decrease in GSH/GSSG ratio and an increase in malondialdehyde level in the liver of broilers...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
Y Zhai, I M Pérez-Díaz, J T Diaz, R L Lombardi, L Connelly
AIMS: Accumulation of carbon dioxide (CO2 ) in cucumber fermentations is known to cause hollow cavities inside whole fruits or bloaters, conducive to economic losses for the pickling industry. This study focused on evaluating the use of a malic acid decarboxylase (MDC) deficient starter culture to minimize CO2 production and the resulting bloater index in NaCl free cucumber fermentations brined with CaCl2 . METHODS AND RESULTS: Attempts to isolate autochthonous MDC deficient starter cultures from commercial fermentations, using the MD medium for screening, were unsuccessful...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
Sehanat Prasongsuk, Pongtharin Lotrakul, Imran Ali, Wichanee Bankeeree, Hunsa Punnapayak
Different strains of the saprophytic yeast-like fungus Aureobasidium pullulans (Ascomycota: Dothideales) exhibit different biochemical characteristics, while their ubiquitous occurrence across diverse habitats and environmental conditions makes them an easily accessible source for biotechnological exploitation. They are useful in agricultural and industrial applications. Their antagonistic activities against postharvest pathogens make them suitable bioagents for the postharvest preservation of fruits and vegetables, while they possess antimicrobial activities against bacteria and fungi...
October 27, 2017: Folia Microbiologica
Stefan Dörsam, Jana Fesseler, Olga Gorte, Thomas Hahn, Susanne Zibek, Christoph Syldatk, Katrin Ochsenreither
BACKGROUND: The organic acid producer Aspergillus oryzae and Rhizopus delemar are able to convert several alternative carbon sources to malic and fumaric acid. Thus, carbohydrate hydrolysates from lignocellulose separation are likely suitable as substrate for organic acid production with these fungi. RESULTS: Before lignocellulose hydrolysate fractions were tested as substrates, experiments with several mono- and disaccharides, possibly present in pretreated biomass, were conducted for their suitability for malic acid production with A...
2017: Biotechnology for Biofuels
M Martínez-Álvaro, Y Paucar, K Satué, A Blasco, P Hernández
Intramuscular fat (IMF) has a large effect in the sensory properties of meat because it affects tenderness, juiciness and flavour. A divergent selection experiment for IMF in longissimus dorsi (LD) muscle was performed in rabbits. Since liver is the major site of lipogenesis in rabbits, the objective of this work is to study the liver metabolism in the lines of the divergent selection experiment. Intramuscular fat content, perirenal fat weight, liver weight, liver lipogenic activities and plasma metabolites related to liver metabolism were measured in the eighth generation of selection...
October 26, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
Hui Jiang, Xiu-Juan Qin, Wei-Ping Li, Rong Ma, Ting Wang, Zhu-Qing Li
Liver fibrosis is a common stage in the majority of chronic liver diseases, regardless of the etiology, and its progression may lead to hepatic cirrhosis or hepatocellular carcinoma. Metabolomics, a powerful approach in systems biology, is a discipline used to qualitatively and quantitatively analyze the small molecule metabolites of cells at specific times and under certain conditions. The present study aimed to investigate serum metabolic changes following Shu Gan Jian Pi formula (SGJPF) treatment of carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)‑induced liver fibrosis in rats using gas chromatography‑time of flight mass spectrometry (GC‑TOFMS)...
October 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
Jihui Wang, Shiwen Liu, Ying Li, Han Wang, Shan Xiao, Cheng Li, Bingnan Liu
Bacillus licheniformis which can produce cellulase including endo glucanase and glucosidase is an important industrial microbe for cellulose degradation. The purpose of this research was to assess the effect of endo glucanase gene bglC and glucosidase gene bglH on the central metabolic flux in B. licheniformis. bglC and bglH were knocked out using homologous recombination method, respectively, and the corresponding knockout strains were obtained for (13) C metabolic flux analysis. A significant change was observed in metabolic fluxes after (13) C metabolic flux ratio analysis...
October 24, 2017: Letters in Applied Microbiology
Ameen Al-Ali, Jovana Deravel, François Krier, Max Béchet, Marc Ongena, Philippe Jacques
In this work, the behavior in tomato rhizosphere of Bacillus velezensis FZB42 was analyzed taking into account the surfactin production, the use of tomato roots exudate as substrates, and the biofilm formation. B. velezensis FZB42 and B. amyloliquefaciens S499 have a similar capability to colonize tomato rhizosphere. Little difference in this colonization was observed with surfactin non producing B. velezensis FZB42 mutant strains. B. velezensis is able to grow in the presence of root exudate and used preferentially sucrose, maltose, glutamic, and malic acids as carbon sources...
October 23, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
Brian R Francis, Kevin Watkins, Jan Kubelka
The RNA world hypothesis holds that in the evolutionary events that led to the emergence of life RNA preceded proteins and DNA and is supported by the ability of RNA to act as both a genetic polymer and a catalyst. On the other hand, biosynthesis of nucleic acids requires a large number of enzymes and chemical synthesis of RNA under presumed prebiotic conditions is complicated and requires many sequential steps. These observations suggest that biosynthesis of RNA is the end product of a long evolutionary process...
August 28, 2017: Life
Zaida Zarely Ojeda-Pérez, Juan Francisco Jiménez-Bremont, Pablo Delgado-Sánchez
Opuntia plants grow naturally in areas where temperatures are extreme and highly variable in the day during the entire year. These plants survive through different adaptations to respond to adverse environmental conditions. Despite this capability, it is unknown how CAM photosynthetic activity and growth in Opuntia plantlets is affected by constant heat or cold. Therefore, the main objective of this research was to evaluate the short-term effect of high (40°C) and low (4°C) continuous temperatures on the photosynthetic efficiency, the organic acid content (malic acid) and the relative growth rate (RGR) in seven-month-old Opuntia streptacantha plantlets during 5, 10, and 15 days...
2017: PloS One
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