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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441480/metabolite-profiling-of-a-zn-accumulating-rice-mutant
#1
Yin Wang, Sha Mei, Zhixue Wang, Zhoulei Jiang, Zhangshicang Zhu, Jingwen Ding, Dianxing Wu, Xiao-Li Shu
Breeding crops with high Zn-density is an effective way to alleviate human dietary Zn deficiencies. We characterized a mutant Lilizhi (LLZ) accumulating at least 35% higher Zn concentration in grain than wild-type in hydroponics experiments. The mutant stored less Zn contents in the roots and transported more Zn to the grain. Metabolite profiling demonstrated that with high Zn treatment, the content of proline, asparagine, citric acid and malic acid were enhanced in both LLZ and the WT, which were thought to be involved in Zn transport in rice...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433901/significantly-enhanced-enzymatic-hydrolysis-of-rice-straw-via-a-high-performance-two-stage-deep-eutectic-solvents-synergistic-pretreatment
#2
Xue-Dan Hou, Guo-Jian Feng, Mei Ye, Chao-Mei Huang, Yi Zhang
A two-stage deep eutectic solvents (DESs) treatment was shown to be an effective method for improving the utilization of certain DESs, and the specific order of pretreatment, such as malic acid/proline (MP) or choline chloride/oxalic acid (CO) during the first stage and choline chloride/urea (CU) during the second stage, resulted in better performance for enhancing the sugar yield due to the synergistic effect of the two DESs on biomass fractionation. Moreover, the presence of water during these processes could balance the loss of components by tuning the pretreatment severity, thus ensuring higher sugar yields...
April 9, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433582/effects-of-twenty-standard-amino-acids-on-biochemical-constituents-docosahexaenoic-acid-production-and-metabolic-activity-changes-of-crypthecodinium-cohnii
#3
Waseem Safdar, Xinyi Zan, Muhammad Shamoon, Hafiz Rizwan Sharif, Omar Mukama, Xin Tang, Yuanda Song
The influence of 20 standard amino acids was investigated on growth, lipid accumulation, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) production and cell biochemical composition of Crypthecodinium cohnii. C. cohnii efficiently utilize organic nitrogen (predominantly threonine and to a lesser extent tyrosine and serine) as compared to inorganic nitrogen (NH4)2SO4. However, No significant effect was observed on major biochemical composition of C. cohnii (lipids, carbohydrates and proteins) under N limitation or supplementation with different N-sources...
April 9, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429330/growth-kinetics-fatty-acid-composition-and-metabolic-activity-changes-of-crypthecodinium-cohnii-under-different-nitrogen-source-and-concentration
#4
Waseem Safdar, Muhammad Shamoon, Xinyi Zan, Junaid Haider, Hafiz Rizwan Sharif, Muhammad Shoaib, Yuanda Song
The effect of varying concentrations of the nitrogen source on the growth kinetics, lipid accumulation, lipid and DHA productivity, and fatty acid composition of C. cohnii was elucidated. Growth of C. cohnii was in three distinct growth stages: cell growth, lipid accumulation and a final lipid turnover stage. Most of lipids were accumulated in lipid accumulation stage (48-120 h) though, slow growth rate was observed during this stage. NaNO3 supported significantly higher lipid content (26.9% of DCW), DHA content (0...
December 2017: AMB Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424673/genome-scale-reconstruction-of-the-metabolic-network-in-oenococcus-oeni-to-assess-wine-malolactic-fermentation
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Sebastián N Mendoza, Pablo M Cañón, Ángela Contreras, Magdalena Ribbeck, Eduardo Agosín
Oenococcus oeni is the main responsible agent for malolactic fermentation in wine, an unpredictable and erratic process in winemaking. To address this, we have constructed and exhaustively curated the first genome-scale metabolic model of Oenococcus oeni, comprising 660 reactions, 536 metabolites and 454 genes. In silico experiments revealed that nutritional requirements are predicted with an accuracy of 93%, while 14 amino acids were found to be essential for the growth of this bacterial species. When the model was applied to determine the non-growth associated maintenance, results showed that O...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421045/cranberry-juice-and-combinations-of-its-organic-acids-are-effective-against-experimental-urinary-tract-infection
#6
Heidi D Jensen, Carsten Struve, Søren B Christensen, Karen A Krogfelt
The antibacterial effect of cranberry juice and the organic acids therein on infection by uropathogenic Escherichia coli was studied in an experimental mouse model of urinary tract infection (UTI). Reduced bacterial counts were found in the bladder (P < 0.01) of mice drinking fresh cranberry juice. Commercially available cranberry juice cocktail also significantly reduced (P < 0.01) bacterial populations in the bladder, as did the hydrophilic fraction of cranberry juice (P < 0.05). Quinic, malic, shikimic, and citric acid, the preponderant organic acids in cranberry juice, were tested in combination and individually...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412312/updates-to-a-13-c-metabolic-flux-analysis-model-for-evaluating-energy-metabolism-in-cultured-cerebellar-granule-neurons-from-neonatal-rats
#7
Mika B Jekabsons, Hoda M Gebril, Yan-Hong Wang, Bharathi Avula, Ikhlas A Khan
A hexose phosphate recycling model previously developed to infer fluxes through the major glucose consuming pathways in cultured cerebellar granule neurons (CGNs) from neonatal rats metabolizing [1,2-(13)C2]glucose was revised by considering reverse flux through the non-oxidative pentose phosphate pathway (PPP) and symmetrical succinate oxidation within the tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle. The model adjusts three flux ratios to effect (13)C distribution in the hexose, pentose, and triose phosphate pools, and in TCA cycle malate to minimize the error between predicted and measured (13)C labeling in exported lactate (i...
April 12, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408661/multiomics-of-tomato-glandular-trichomes-reveals-distinct-features-of-central-carbon-metabolism-supporting-high-productivity-of-specialized-metabolites
#8
Gerd Balcke, Stefan Bennewitz, Nick Bergau, Benedikt Athmer, Anja Henning, Petra Majovsky, José M Jiménez-Gómez, Wolfgang Hoehenwarter, Alain F Tissier
Glandular trichomes are metabolic cell factories with the capacity to produce large quantities of secondary metabolites. Little is known about the connection between central carbon metabolism and metabolic productivity for secondary metabolites in glandular trichomes. To address this gap in our knowledge, we performed comparative metabolomics, transcriptomics, proteomics and 13C-labeling of type VI glandular trichomes and leaves from a cultivated (Solanum lycopersicum LA4024) and a wild (Solanum habrochaites LA1777) tomato accession...
April 13, 2017: Plant Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391156/comparison-of-vascular-and-non-vascular-aquatic-plant-as-indicators-of-cadmium-toxicity
#9
Jozef Kováčik, Petr Babula, Josef Hedbavny
Antioxidative and microscopic responses in non-vascular (moss Taxiphyllum barbieri) and vascular (Ceratophyllum demersum) aquatic plants exposed to short-term (24 h) cadmium (Cd) excess (10 and 100 μM) were compared. Ceratophyllum considerably accumulated Cd but less pronounced symptoms of oxidative stress were detected by confocal microscopy (at the level of general ROS, hydrogen peroxide, hydroxyl radical/peroxynitrite and superoxide) that could be related to enhanced activities of antioxidative enzymes (SOD, CAT, APX)...
April 3, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390858/combining-in%C3%A2-vitro-in%C3%A2-vivo-and-in-silico-approaches-to-evaluate-nutraceutical-potentials-and-chemical-fingerprints-of-moltkia-aurea-and-moltkia-coerulea
#10
Gokhan Zengin, Ramazan Ceylan, Jelena Katanić, Adriano Mollica, Abdurrahman Aktumsek, Tatjana Boroja, Sanja Matić, Vladimir Mihailović, Snežana Stanić, Zaahira Aumeeruddy-Elalfi, Mustafa Abdullah Yilmaz, Mohamad Fawzi Mahomoodally
Methanolic extracts of Moltkia aurea Boiss. (MA) and Moltkia coerulea (Willd.) Lehm. (MC) were investigated for their antioxidant capacity and enzymatic inhibitory potential against acetylcholinesterase, butyrylcholinesterase, α-amylase, α-glucosidase, and tyrosinase in vitro. MA and MC were also explored for their antimicrobial effect, as well as for their possible genotoxic/antigenotoxic potential on Drosophila melanogaster in vivo. The total bioactive components (phenolic (TPC) and flavonoid contents (TFC)) were determined and liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) metabolite profiling of MA and MC appraised...
April 5, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382030/sub-optimal-ph-preadaptation-improves-the-survival-of-lactobacillus-plantarum-strains-and-the-malic-acid-consumption-in-wine-like-medium
#11
Mariantonietta Succi, Gianfranco Pannella, Patrizio Tremonte, Luca Tipaldi, Raffaele Coppola, Massimo Iorizzo, Silvia Jane Lombardi, Elena Sorrentino
Forty-two oenological strains of Lb. plantarum were assessed for their response to ethanol and pH values generally encountered in wines. Strains showed a higher variability in the survival when exposed to low pH (3.5 or 3.0) than when exposed to ethanol (10 or 14%). The study allowed to individuate the highest ethanol concentration (8%) and the lowest pH value (4.0) for the growth of strains, even if the maximum specific growth rate (μ max ) resulted significantly reduced by these conditions. Two strains (GT1 and LT11) preadapted to 2% ethanol and cultured up to 14% of ethanol showed a higher growth than those non-preadapted when they were cultivated at 8% of ethanol...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365275/recovery-of-lithium-and-cobalt-from-spent-lithium-ion-batteries-using-organic-acids-process-optimization-and-kinetic-aspects
#12
Rabeeh Golmohammadzadeh, Fereshteh Rashchi, Ehsan Vahidi
An environmentally-friendly route based on hydrometallurgy was investigated for the recovery of cobalt and lithium from spent lithium ion batteries (LIBs) using different organic acids (citric acid, Dl-malic acid, oxalic acid and acetic acid). In this investigation, response surface methodology (RSM) was utilized to optimize leaching parameters including solid to liquid ratio (S/L), temperature, acid concentration, type of organic acid and hydrogen peroxide concentration. Based on the results obtained from optimizing procedure, temperature was recognized as the most influential parameter...
March 29, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363528/determination-of-carrageenan-by-means-of-photometric-titration-with-methylene-blue-and-toluidine-blue-dyes
#13
Dorota Ziółkowska, Agnieszka Kaniewska, Jan Lamkiewicz, Alexander Shyichuk
A new approach to carrageenan quantitation was described. The method consists in titration of carrageenan solution by Methylene Blue dye or Toluidine Blue dye solution until a certain absorbance value. The optimal wavelengths are 660nm and 640nm when titrating with Methylene Blue dye and Toluidine Blue dye, respectively. Rectilinear calibration plots (R(2)>0.996) provide carrageenan determination in the concentration range from 2 to 60mg/L with relative standard deviation from 1 to 5%. The proposed method is simple and feasible in use due to optical dip probe providing in situ absorbance measurements...
June 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357894/poly-malic-acid-bearing-doxorubicin-and-n-acetyl-galactosamine-as-a-site-specific-prodrugs-for-targeting-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#14
Nivishna Venkatraj, M J Nanjan, Pascal Loyer, M J N Chandrasekar, Sandrine Cammas Marion
In the past, several systems of drug delivery carriers have been designed with a high capacity to target specific cells and/or tissues and a reduced non-specific toxicity. In this context, we synthesized and characterized novel poly(malic acid) derivatives bearing Doxorubicin (Dox), Poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) and/or N-Acetyl Galactosamine (NAcGal) for drug delivery. These poly(malic acid) derivatives were obtained by chemical modification of the carboxylic acid lateral groups of poly(malic acid) (PMLA). The resulting nanoplatforms were evaluated for their in vitro cytotoxicity using the human HepaRG hepatoma cell line...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340994/biological-effect-of-aqueous-c60-aggregates-on-scenedesmus-obliquus-revealed-by-transcriptomics-and-non-targeted-metabolomics
#15
Chunlei Du, Bo Zhang, Yiliang He, Chaoyang Hu, Qin Xiang Ng, Hui Zhang, Choon Nam Ong, ZhifenLin
This work evaluated biological effect of nC60 on Scenedesmus obliquus. The cells were exposed to various concentrations of nC60 for 7days. Low-dose of nC60 was found to have a minor growth inhibitory effect. The transcriptomics and metabolomics were integrated to examine intricate molecular and cellular effects of nC60 on Scenedesmus obliquus. We found that Scenedesmus obliquus cells exposed to nC60 had several significant alterations in cellular transcription and biochemical processes. During the 7-day exposure to nC60, 2234 and 2,448 unigenes were differentially expressed by 0...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335356/refinement-of-magnetite-nanoparticles-by-coating-with-organic-stabilizers
#16
Monica Cîrcu, Alexandrina Nan, Gheorghe Borodi, Jürgen Liebscher, Rodica Turcu
Magnetite nanoparticles are of great importance in nanotechnology and nanomedicine and have found manifold applications. Here, the effect of coating of magnetite nanoparticles with organic stabilizers, such as O-phosphoryl ethanolamine, glycerol phosphate, phospho-l-ascorbic acid, phospho-d,l-serine, glycolic acid, lactic acid, d,l-malic acid, and d,l-mandelic acid was studied. Remarkably, this procedure led to an improvement of saturation magnetization in three cases rather than to an unfavorable decrease as usually observed...
November 29, 2016: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324818/exogenous-malic-acid-alleviates-cadmium-toxicity-in-miscanthus-sacchariflorus-through-enhancing-photosynthetic-capacity-and-restraining-ros-accumulation
#17
Haipeng Guo, Houming Chen, Chuntao Hong, Dean Jiang, Bingsong Zheng
Malic acid (MA) plays an important role in the regulation of plant growth, stomatal aperture, nutrition elements homeostasis and toxic metals tolerance. However, little is known about the effects of exogenous MA on physiological and biochemical responses to toxic metals in plants. To measure the alleviation roles of exogenous MA against cadmium (Cd), we determined the effects of MA on plant growth, net photosynthetic rate (Pn), reactive oxygen species (ROS) accumulation and the activities of anti-oxidant enzymes in the leaves of Miscanthus sacchariflorus (M...
March 18, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323450/effect-of-wetland-plants-and-bacterial-inoculation-on-dissipation-of-phenanthrene
#18
Weisong Pan, Chuan Wu, Qiming Wang, Zhaohong Su, Hui Zhou, Anna King Chuen Chung, William Hartley, Long Ge
This study attempts to evaluate the capacity of wetland plants' ability to dissipate phenanthrene (PHE) under waterlogged conditions. The results indicate that Typha latifolia and Vertiveria zizanioides may efficiently degrade PHE, and were much more effective when under combined plant cultivation with the inoculation of Pseudomonas frederiksbergensis (ATCC BAA-257). Concentrations of PHE declined from 200 mg kg(-1) to less than 52 mg kg(-1) in all treatments with plant cultivation. At the end of the experimental period, PHE was undetectable in combined plant cultivation in the presence of bacteria inoculation...
March 21, 2017: International Journal of Phytoremediation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322320/sweet-taste-in-apple-the-role-of-sorbitol-individual-sugars-organic-acids-and-volatile-compounds
#19
Eugenio Aprea, Mathilde Charles, Isabella Endrizzi, Maria Laura Corollaro, Emanuela Betta, Franco Biasioli, Flavia Gasperi
Sweetness is one of the main drivers of consumer preference, and thus is given high priority in apple breeding programmes. Due to the complexity of sweetness evaluation, soluble solid content (SSC) is commonly used as an estimation of this trait. Nevertheless, it has been demonstrated that SSC and sweet taste are poorly correlated. Though individual sugar content may vary greatly between and within apple cultivars, no previous study has tried to investigate the relationship between the amount of individual sugars, or ratios of these, and apple sweetness...
March 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317715/evaluation-of-penicillium-expansum-for-growth-patulin-accumulation-nonvolatile-compounds-and-volatile-profile-in-kiwi-juices-of-different-cultivars
#20
Yuan Wang, Tingting Shan, Yahong Yuan, Zhiwei Zhang, Chunfeng Guo, Tianli Yue
Patulin (PAT) contamination and changes of nonvolatile and volatile compounds caused by Penicillium expansum in fresh juices of 8 kiwi cultivars were investigated. Growth and PAT production of P. expansum were greater at 25°C than at 4°C. P. expansum grew in kiwi juices under pH ranging from 2.75 to 3.27 and produced 45.10-268.88μg/mL of PAT at 25°C. Decreases occurred in malic acid and soluble protein; while consumption and production simultaneously happened for reducing sugar, total soluble solid, titratable acid, citric acid, ascorbic acid and total phenolics...
August 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
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