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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732888/separation-of-polysaccharides-from-spirulina-platensis-by-hsccc-with-ethanol-ammonium-sulfate-atps-and-their-antioxidant-activities
#1
Xueyan Wu, Ruichang Li, Yongjie Zhao, Yang Liu
Three separation methods for water-soluble polysaccharides from Spirulina platensis (PSP) were compared, including sevage deproteinization and column chromatography, ethanol-ammonium sulfate aqueous two-phase system (ATPS) and column chromatography, and one-step high speed counter-current chromatography (HSCCC) with ethanol-ammonium sulfate ATPS. ATPS was confirmed as an efficient alternative method of protein removal for PSP purification. For the HSCCC with ethanol-ammonium sulfate ATPS, the stationary retention reached to 50...
October 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730357/biosynthesis-of-silver-nanoparticles-from-spirulina-microalgae-and-its-antibacterial-activity
#2
Govarthanan Muthusamy, Selvankumar Thangasamy, Mythili Raja, Sudhakar Chinnappan, Selvam Kandasamy
The present work focuses on a low-cost, simple, and green synthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) by mixing AgNO3 solution with the extract of Spirulina platensis (SP) without any chemical reducing and/or capping agents. The green synthesis of AgNPs was confirmed by the color change from colorless to yellowish brown. The biosynthesis of AgNPs was further confirmed by UV-visible spectroscopy (UV-vis), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), X-ray diffraction (XRD), biological transmission electron microscopy (Bio-TEM), and energy dispersive X-ray analysis (EDX)...
July 20, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705500/development-and-characterization-of-bioactive-edible-films-from-spider-crab-maja-crispata-chitosan-incorporated-with-spirulina-extract
#3
Rafik Balti, Mohamed Ben Mansour, Nadhem Sayari, Lamia Yacoubi, Lotfi Rabaoui, Nicolas Brodu, Anthony Massé
Active food packaging films based on crab chitosan and Spirulina extract (SE) were developed. The effects of the SE incorporation at different levels on physical (color, opacity water vapor and oxygen permeability) and mechanical (tensile strength and elongation at break) properties of chitosan films were investigated. FTIR was carried out to observe the potential modifications of the chitosan films when incorporated with SE. The obtained results suggested that incorporation of SE into chitosan films improved mechanical and barrier properties...
July 10, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704904/development-of-a-spirulina-extract-alginate-imbedded-pcl-nanofibrous-cosmetic-patch
#4
Seon Yeong Byeon, Myung Kwon Cho, Kyou Hee Shim, Hye Jin Kim, Hyeon Gi Song, Hwa Sung Shin
Cosmetic patches have recently been developed as skin products for personal care due to rapid advances in the technology of delivery of active ingredients, moisture and adhesiveness to skin. Alginate and Spirulina are typical marine resources used in cosmetic products. This research involved the development of a Spirulina extract-impregnated alginate nanofiber cosmetic patch supported by a polycaprolactone (PCL) nanofiber cover (Spi/Alg-PCL NF patch). In addition to the ability of alginate to affect moisture and adhesiveness to skin, the impregnation of Spirulina extract strengthened those abilities as well as its own bioactive effectiveness...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704756/protective-role-of-dietary-spirulina-platensis-against-diazinon-induced-oxidative-damage-in-nile-tilapia-oreochromis-niloticus
#5
Nevien K M Abdelkhalek, Ismail A M Eissa, Eman Ahmed, Omnia E Kilany, Mohamed El-Adl, Mahmoud A O Dawood, Ahmed M Hassan, Mohamed M Abdel-Daim
The current study was performed to investigate the ameliorating effect of dietary supplementation of 0.5 and 1% Spiurolina platensis (SP) diet against the sub-acute toxicity of diazinon (DZN) 0.28mg/L in Nile tilapia. At the end of experiment after 28days, hepatic and renal damage markers (aspartate transaminase, alanine transaminase, alkaline phosphatase, urea, uric acid and creatinine), serum biochemical parameters (total proteins, albumin, cholesterol and glucose) and tissue antioxidant status (superoxide dismutase, catalase, glutathione peroxidase, reduced glutathione and malondialdehyde) were detesrmined...
July 5, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702859/spirulina-platensis-prevents-high-glucose-induced-oxidative-stress-mitochondrial-damage-mediated-apoptosis-in-cardiomyoblasts
#6
Pratiksha Jadaun, Dhananjay Yadav, Prakash Singh Bisen
The current study was undertaken to study the effect of Spirulina platensis (Spirulina) extract on enhanced oxidative stress during high glucose induced cell death in H9c2 cells. H9c2 cultured under high glucose (33 mM) conditions resulted in a noteworthy increase in oxidative stress (free radical species) accompanied by loss of mitochondrial membrane potential, release of cytochrome c, increase in caspase activity and pro-apoptotic protein (Bax). Spirulina extract (1 μg/mL), considerably inhibited increased ROS and RNS levels, reduction in cytochrome c release, raise in mitochondrial membrane potential, decreased the over expression of proapoptotic protein Bax and suppressed the Bax/Bcl2 ratio with induced apoptosis without affecting cell viability...
July 12, 2017: Cytotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701042/comparison-of-protein-extracts-from-various-unicellular-green-sources
#7
Emma Teuling, Peter A Wierenga, Johan W Schrama, Harry Gruppen
Photosynthetic unicellular organisms are considered as promising alternative protein sources. The aim of this study is to understand the extent to which these green sources differ with respect to their gross composition and how these differences affect the final protein isolate. Using mild isolation techniques, proteins were extracted and isolated from four different unicellular sources (Arthrospira (spirulina) maxima, Nannochloropsis gaditana, Tetraselmis impellucida and Scenedesmus dimorphus). Despite differences in protein contents of the sources (27-62% w/w) and in protein extractability (17-74% w/w), final protein isolates were obtained that had similar protein contents (62-77% w/w) and protein yields (3-9% w/w)...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688944/enhancement-of-extracellular-polymeric-substances-eps-production-in-spirulina-arthrospira-sp-by-two-step-cultivation-process-and-partial-characterization-of-their-polysaccharidic-moiety
#8
Imene Chentir, Marwa Hamdi, Amel Doumandji, Abdelkadder Hadj Sadok, Hatem Ben Ouada, Moncef Nasri, Mourad Jridi
The interactive effects of light intensity and NaCl concentration were investigated for Spirulina two-step cultivation process using Full Factorial Design. In the experiment interval, light intensity had no effect while the NaCl concentration had significant effect on extracellular polymeric substances enhancement. Interestingly, results revealed a significant negative interaction between light and NaCl indicating that high NaCl concentration (40g.L(-1)) and low light intensity (10μmol photons m(-2)s(-1)) enhanced the EPS production...
July 5, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660455/investigation-of-in-vitro-digestibility-of-dietary-microalga-chlorella-vulgaris-and-cyanobacterium-spirulina-platensis-as-a-nutritional-supplement
#9
Ayse Kose, Mehmet O Ozen, Murat Elibol, Suphi S Oncel
Microalgal proteins are promising sources for functional nutrition and a sustainable candidate for nutraceutical formulations. They also gain importance due to emerging focus on a healthy nutrition and increase in the number of chronic diseases. In this study, dried dietary species of microalga, Chlorella vulgaris, and cyanobacterium Spirulina platensis were hydrolyzed with pancreatin enzyme to obtain protein hydrolysates. The hydrolysis yield of biomass was 55.1 ± 0.1 and 64.8 ± 3.6% for C. vulgaris and S...
July 2017: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657415/the-investigation-of-the-bio-oil-produced-by-hydrothermal-liquefaction-of-spirulina-platensis-using-ultrahigh-resolution-fourier-transform-ion-cyclotron-resonance-mass-spectrometry
#10
Yury Kostyukevich, Mikhail Vlaskin, Gleb Vladimirov, Alexander Zherebker, Alexey Kononikhin, Igor Popov, Eugene Nikolaev
We report the investigation of the hydrothermal liquefaction products of the Spirulina platensis microalgae by using the Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry. The hydrothermal liquefaction produced two fractions: one with boiling temperature below 300℃ and the dense residue that remained in the reactor. It was observed that N2 and N classes of compounds that dominate in the positive ESI Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance spectra for both fractions, and that the light fraction is considerably more saturated then the heavy one...
April 2017: European Journal of Mass Spectrometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652895/exploring-components-of-the-co2-concentrating-mechanism-in-alkaliphilic-cyanobacteria-through-genome-based-analysis
#11
Amornpan Klanchui, Supapon Cheevadhanarak, Peerada Prommeenate, Asawin Meechai
In cyanobacteria, the CO2-concentrating mechanism (CCM) is a vital biological process that provides effective photosynthetic CO2 fixation by elevating the CO2 level near the active site of Rubisco. This process enables the adaptation of cyanobacteria to various habitats, particularly in CO2-limited environments. Although CCM of freshwater and marine cyanobacteria are well studied, there is limited information on the CCM of cyanobacteria living under alkaline environments. Here, we aimed to explore the molecular components of CCM in 12 alkaliphilic cyanobacteria through genome-based analysis...
2017: Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645949/double-blind-randomised-controlled-trial-of-the-independent-and-synergistic-effect-of-spirulina-maxima-with-exercise-isese-on-general-fitness-lipid-profile-and-redox-status-in-overweight-and-obese-subjects-study-protocol
#12
Marco Antonio Hernández-Lepe, José Alberto López-Díaz, Laura Alejandra de la Rosa, Rosa Patricia Hernández-Torres, Abraham Wall-Medrano, Marco Antonio Juarez-Oropeza, José Pedraza-Chaverri, Rene Urquidez-Romero, Arnulfo Ramos-Jiménez
INTRODUCTION: In order to reduce cardiovascular disease risk factors, a healthy diet must include dietary antioxidants from different sources (eg, Spirulina maxima) and regular practice of exercise should be promoted. There is some evidence from animal studies that S. maxima and exercise decrease cardiovascular disease risks factors. However, very few studies have proved the independent or synergistic effect of S. maxima plus exercise in humans. This study attempts to address the independent and synergistic effects in overweight and obese subjects participating in a systematic physical exercise programme at moderate intensity on general fitness, plasma lipid profile and antioxidant capacity...
June 23, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645570/quantitative-proteomics-analysis-by-itraq-revealed-underlying-changes-in-thermotolerance-of-arthrospira-platensis
#13
Rong Chang, Bingxin Lv, Bosheng Li
Growth temperature is a critical factor that affects cultivation of Arthrospira platensis which is a type of cyanobacterium widely known as Spirulina that has significant commercial value. To investigate the molecular mechanism underlying the thermotolerance of Spirulina, differential protein expression profiling was carried out using iTRAQ-based quantitative proteomic analysis. This study only analyzed changes in thylakoids. Among the 2085 proteins quantified, 43 differentially expressed proteins were selected based on the fold change cutoff scores of ≥2 or ≤0...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643233/assessing-environmental-exposure-to-%C3%AE-n-methylamino-l-alanine-bmaa-in-complex-sample-matrices-a-comparison-of-the-three-most-popular-lc-ms-ms-methods
#14
Teesha C Baker, Fiona J M Tymm, Susan J Murch
β-N-Methylamino-L-alanine (BMAA) is a naturally occurring non-protein amino acid produced by cyanobacteria, accumulated through natural food webs, found in mammalian brain tissues. Recent evidence indicates an association between BMAA and neurological disease. The accurate detection and quantification of BMAA in food and environmental samples are critical to understanding BMAA metabolism and limiting human exposure. To date, there have been more than 78 reports on BMAA in cyanobacteria and human samples, but different methods give conflicting data and divergent interpretations in the literature...
June 22, 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636628/effects-of-spirulina-on-the-functions-and-redox-status-of-auditory-system-in-senescence-accelerated-prone-8-mice
#15
Yin-Ching Chan, Juen-Haur Hwang
To our knowledge, the effects of Spirulina platensis water extract (SP) on hearing function have not yet been reported. This study investigated the effects of SP on the function and redox status of the auditory system. Auditory brainstem responses and redox status were compared between two groups of 3-month-old senescence-accelerated prone-8 (SAMP8) mice: the control group was fed a normal diet, and the experimental group was fed a normal diet with oral supplementation of SP for 6 weeks. Compared with the control group, the experimental group had significantly lower hearing thresholds according to auditory brainstem responses measured using click sounds and 8-kHz tone burst sound stimulation at the end of this study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632181/spirulina-protects-against-hepatic-inflammation-in-aging-an-effect-related-to-the-modulation-of-the-gut-microbiota
#16
Audrey M Neyrinck, Bernard Taminiau, Hannah Walgrave, Georges Daube, Patrice D Cani, Laure B Bindels, Nathalie M Delzenne
Aging predisposes to hepatic dysfunction and inflammation that can contribute to the development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Spirulina, a cyanobacterium used as a food additive or food supplement, has been shown to impact immune function. We have tested the potential hepatoprotective effect of a Spirulina in aged mice and to determine whether these effects can be related to a modulation of the gut microbiota. Old mice have been fed a standard diet supplemented with or without 5% Spirulina for six weeks...
June 20, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629290/functional-foods-how-functional-are-they-a-case-report-of-supplement-induced-psychosis
#17
Priyanka Yadav, Kyle Stigall, Hannah E Johnson, Abner O Rayapati, Nitin Chopra
There is rising evidence of patients' use of alternative and complementary medicine. The percentage of the U.S. population who used at least one dietary supplement increased from 42% in 1988-1994 to 53% in 2003-2006. We present a case of an Asian female in her 40s, with no previous psychiatric illness, who presented to the emergency room following a brief psychotic episode, during which she self-amputated the tips of her fingers, after using multivitamins and herbal supplements including ginseng, gui yuan rou (Chinese herb), astaxanthin, goji (Chinese fruit), selenium, saw palmetto, grape seed extract, citrus bioflavanoid, lutein (zeaxantin), resvexatrol, sun chlorella, spirulina powder, phytoceramides, phytoestrogen, glucosatrin, bromelain plus, and American bee pollen...
August 2016: International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624469/effects-of-protein-sources-on-growth-immunity-and-antioxidant-capacity-of-juvenile-pearl-oyster-pinctada-fucata-martensii
#18
Chuangye Yang, Ruijuan Hao, Yuewen Deng, Yongshan Liao, Qingheng Wang, Ruijiao Sun, Yu Jiao, Xiaodong Du
In this study, we formulated five diets, namely, P1, P2, P3, P4 and P5, with Chlorella sp. powder, Spirulina platensis powder, yeast powder, soybean meal and corn gluten, respectively, as major protein sources. A feeding experiment was designed to evaluate the effects of formulated diets on the growth performance, immunity and antioxidant and biomineralization capacity of juvenile pearl oyster (Pinctada fucata martensii). In the experiments, the five groups were separately fed with P1, P2, P3, P4 and P5 diets...
August 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622709/spirulina-platensis-prevents-hyperglycemia-in-rats-by-modulating-gluconeogenesis-and-apoptosis-via-modification-of-oxidative-stress-and-mapk-pathways
#19
Kadry M Sadek, Mohamed A Lebda, Sherif M Nasr, Moustafa Shoukry
Spirulina platensis (SP) is a microalga with antioxidant, antidiabetic and anti-inflammatory properties. The present study explored the ability and potential mechanism(s) by which SP induced glucose lowering impact in diabetic rat model. Forty rats were allocated into four groups: control; streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetes (STZ, 45mg/kg b.w., intraperitoneally); SP (500mg/kg b.w., orally twice weekly for 2 months) and STZ-induced diabetes+SP group. In the STZ-induced diabetic rats, SP significantly decreased (P>0...
August 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617537/spirulina-maxima-improves-insulin-sensitivity-lipid-profile-and-total-antioxidant-status-in-obese-patients-with-well-treated-hypertension-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-study
#20
M Szulinska, M Gibas-Dorna, E Miller-Kasprzak, J Suliburska, A Miczke, M Walczak-Gałezewska, M Stelmach-Mardas, J Walkowiak, P Bogdanski
OBJECTIVE: Spirulina maxima consumption is known to be associated with enhanced cardiovascular and metabolic health. Human studies on this topic have recently been described in a few papers; however, potential protective cardiovascular properties of Spirulina in obese patients receiving standard pharmacological antihypertensive treatment remain to be elucidated. Putative beneficial cardiovascular effects of Spirulina supplementation in well treated, obesity-related hypertension were studied in a double-blind placebo-controlled trial...
May 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
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