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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146354/a-novel-calcium-binding-peptide-from-antarctic-krill-protein-hydrolysates-and-identification-of-binding-sites-of-calcium-peptide-complex
#1
Hu Hou, Shikai Wang, Xiao Zhu, Qiqi Li, Yan Fan, Dong Cheng, Bafang Li
Trypsin was used for preparing peptides with high calcium-binding capacity from Antarctic krill. Hydroxyapatite chromatography (HAC), size-exclusion chromatography (SEC), and reversed phase high performance liquid chromatography (RP-HPLC) were used to capture and purify calcium-binding peptides. The peptide sequence was determined to be VLGYIQIR (N- to C-terminal, MW = 960.58 Da), using LTQ Orbitrap XL. According to the results of FTIR and mass spectrometry, chelating site of calcium ions may possibly involve the carbonal or amino groups of Gln, Ile and Arg residues...
March 15, 2018: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133903/the-winter-pack-ice-zone-provides-a-sheltered-but-food-poor-habitat-for-larval-antarctic-krill
#2
Bettina Meyer, Ulrich Freier, Volker Grimm, Jürgen Groeneveld, Brian P V Hunt, Sven Kerwath, Rob King, Christine Klaas, Evgeny Pakhomov, Klaus M Meiners, Jessica Melbourne-Thomas, Eugene J Murphy, Sally E Thorpe, Sharon Stammerjohn, Dieter Wolf-Gladrow, Lutz Auerswald, Albrecht Götz, Laura Halbach, Simon Jarman, So Kawaguchi, Thomas Krumpen, Gernot Nehrke, Robert Ricker, Michael Sumner, Mathias Teschke, Rowan Trebilco, Noyan I Yilmaz
A dominant Antarctic ecological paradigm suggests that winter sea ice is generally the main feeding ground for krill larvae. Observations from our winter cruise to the southwest Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean contradict this view and present the first evidence that the pack-ice zone is a food-poor habitat for larval development. In contrast, the more open marginal ice zone provides a more favourable food environment for high larval krill growth rates. We found that complex under-ice habitats are, however, vital for larval krill when water column productivity is limited by light, by providing structures that offer protection from predators and to collect organic material released from the ice...
November 13, 2017: Nature ecology & evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129771/effects-of-antarctic-krill-docosahexaenoic-acid-on-mcf-7-cell-migration-and-invasion-induced-by-the-interaction-of-cd95-with-caveolin-1
#3
Weilong Zheng, Jingda Li, Xudong Wang, Yanping Yuan, Jianing Zhang, Zhilong Xiu
Tumor metastasis leads to a poor prognosis in breast cancer, yet the mechanisms remain unclear. Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) extracted from Antarctic krill is an optical isomer of common DHA and has a much stronger anti-neoplastic effect. In this work, the migration and invasion abilities of MCF-7 cells treated with low concentrations of Antarctic krill DHA were evaluated. Low concentrations of Antarctic krill DHA significantly reduced the numbers of migrating and invasive MCF-7 cells, whereas the cell numbers decreased slowly in the CD95-silenced MCF-7 cells, which implies that CD95 might be involved in cell migration and invasion...
November 9, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120783/micro-emulsification-encapsulation-of-krill-oil-by-complex-coacervation-with-krill-protein-isolated-using-isoelectric-solubilization-precipitation
#4
Liu Shi, Sarah K Beamer, Hong Yang, Jacek Jaczynski
This study determined feasibility of krill protein isolated with isoelectric solubilization/precipitation (ISP) as wall material to microencapsulate krill oil by freeze-drying. Effects of krill oil/krill protein ratio on properties of microcapsules were investigated. With increased ratio, crude protein of microcapsules decreased, while total lipid increased. Although microcapsule oil loading capacity increased, loading and encapsulation efficiencies decreased. Thin layer chromatography (TLC) confirmed abundance of phospholipids, which are amphiphilic; and thus, resulted in stable emulsion (emulsion stability index)...
April 1, 2018: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113061/effects-of-marine-oils-digested-with-human-fluids-on-cellular-viability-and-stress-protein-expression-in-human-intestinal-caco-2-cells
#5
Cecilia Tullberg, Gerd Vegarud, Ingrid Undeland, Nathalie Scheers
In vitro digestion of marine oils has been reported to promote lipid oxidation, including the formation of reactive aldehydes (e.g., malondialdehyde (MDA) and 4-hydroxy-2-hexenal (HHE)). We aimed to investigate if human in vitro digestion of supplemental levels of oils from algae, cod liver, and krill, in addition to pure MDA and HHE, affect intestinal Caco-2 cell survival and oxidative stress. Cell viability was not significantly affected by the digests of marine oils or by pure MDA and HHE (0-90 μM). Cellular levels of HSP-70, a chaperone involved in the prevention of stress-induced protein unfolding was significantly decreased (14%, 28%, and 14% of control for algae, cod and krill oil, respectively; p ≤ 0...
November 4, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112989/distribution-maturity-and-population-structure-of-meganyctiphanes-norvegica-and-thysanoessa-inermis-around-iceland-in-spring
#6
Teresa Silva, Astthor Gislason, Olafur S Astthorsson, Gudrún Marteinsdóttir
This study aims to explain the distribution, maturity and population structure of Meganyctiphanes norvegica and Thysanoessa inermis in springtime in relation to main hydrographic regions around Iceland: Atlantic in the southwest, Atlantic-Arctic mixture in the north and Arctic in the east. Krill were collected 14-29 May 2013 using a macrozooplankton trawl. Biomass of both species combined was significantly higher in the southwest than in north and east. M. norvegica clearly dominated in Atlantic waters, whereas T...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098414/microbial-diversity-and-composition-in-different-gut-locations-of-hyperlipidemic-mice-receiving-krill-oil
#7
Chenyang Lu, Tingting Sun, Yanyan Li, Dijun Zhang, Jun Zhou, Xiurong Su
Low-dose (LD, 100 mg kg(-1) day(-1)), moderate-dose (MD, 200 mg kg(-1) day(-1)), and high-dose (HD, 600 mg kg(-1) day(-1)) krill oil treatments have a stepwise, enhanced effect on alleviating hyperlipidemia, and 16S rRNA sequencing of the fecal samples demonstrates that krill oil treatment alters microbial communities. Feces may not represent all microbial communities in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Therefore, in this study, the stored ileal and colon samples collected from LD and HD groups were sequenced, and the location-specific modulations of microbial communities were observed after krill oil treatments...
November 2, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035257/southern-ocean-biological-iron-cycling-in-the-pre-whaling-and-present-ecosystems
#8
Maria T Maldonado, Szymon Surma, Evgeny A Pakhomov
This study aimed to create the first model of biological iron (Fe) cycling in the Southern Ocean food web. Two biomass mass-balanced Ecopath models were built to represent pre- and post-whaling ecosystem states (1900 and 2008). Functional group biomasses (tonnes wet weight km(-2)) were converted to biogenic Fe pools (kg Fe km(-2)) using published Fe content ranges. In both models, biogenic Fe pools and consumption in the pelagic Southern Ocean were highest for plankton and small nektonic groups. The production of plankton biomass, particularly unicellular groups, accounted for the highest annual Fe demand...
November 28, 2016: Philosophical Transactions. Series A, Mathematical, Physical, and Engineering Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018640/a-multi-classifier-system-for-automatic-mitosis-detection-in-breast-histopathology-images-using-deep-belief-networks
#9
K Sabeena Beevi, Madhu S Nair, G R Bindu
Mitotic count is an important diagnostic factor in breast cancer grading and prognosis. Detection of mitosis in breast histopathology images is very challenging mainly due to diffused intensities along object boundary and shape variation in different stages of mitosis. This paper demonstrates an accurate technique for detecting the mitotic cells in Hematoxyline and Eosin stained images by step by step refinement of segmentation and classification stages. Krill Herd Algorithm-based localized active contour model precisely segments cell nuclei from background stroma...
2017: IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016689/modulation-of-the-gut-microbiota-by-the-mixture-of-fish-oil-and-krill-oil-in-high-fat-diet-induced-obesity-mice
#10
Chenxi Cui, Yanyan Li, Hang Gao, Hongyan Zhang, Jiaojiao Han, Dijun Zhang, Ye Li, Jun Zhou, Chenyang Lu, Xiurong Su
Previous studies confirmed that dietary supplements of fish oil and krill oil can alleviate obesity in mice, but the underlying mechanism remains unclear. This study aims to discern whether oil treatment change the structure of the gut microbiota during the obesity alleviation. The ICR mice received high-fat diet (HFD) continuously for 12 weeks after two weeks of acclimatization with a standard chow diet, and the mice fed with a standard chow diet were used as the control. In the groups that received HFD with oil supplementation, the weight gains were attenuated and the liver index, total cholesterol, triglyceride and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol were reduced stepwise compared with the HFD group, and the overall structure of the gut microbiota, which was modulated in the HFD group, was shifted toward the structure found in the control group...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985529/multiplex-crispr-cas9-based-genome-editing-in-human-hematopoietic-stem-cells-models-clonal-hematopoiesis-and-myeloid-neoplasia
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Zuzana Tothova, John M Krill-Burger, Katerina D Popova, Catherine C Landers, Quinlan L Sievers, David Yudovich, Roger Belizaire, Jon C Aster, Elizabeth A Morgan, Aviad Tsherniak, Benjamin L Ebert
Hematologic malignancies are driven by combinations of genetic lesions that have been difficult to model in human cells. We used CRISPR/Cas9 genome engineering of primary adult and umbilical cord blood CD34(+) human hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPCs), the cells of origin for myeloid pre-malignant and malignant diseases, followed by transplantation into immunodeficient mice to generate genetic models of clonal hematopoiesis and neoplasia. Human hematopoietic cells bearing mutations in combinations of genes, including cohesin complex genes, observed in myeloid malignancies generated immunophenotypically defined neoplastic clones capable of long-term, multi-lineage reconstitution and serial transplantation...
October 5, 2017: Cell Stem Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974791/astaxanthin-stability-and-color-change-of-krill-during-subcritical-water-treatment
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Intira Koomyart, Hironori Nagamizu, Pramote Khuwijitjaru, Takashi Kobayashi, Hirokazu Shiga, Hidefumi Yoshii, Shuji Adachi
Pacific krill (Euphausia pacifica) contains high amounts of astaxanthin, a carotenoid pigment with strong antioxidative activities. In this study, the effects of subcritical water temperatures (100-180 °C) and times (0-10 min) on color changes (L*, a*, and b*) and astaxanthin degradation in Pacific krill were investigated. In addition, an aqueous solution of pure astaxanthin and that of crude astaxanthin from Pacific krill, both at a concentration of 5 mg/L, were subjected to treatment under subcritical water conditions using a flow-type reactor to compare the degradation of free astaxanthin and astaxanthin fatty acid esters...
September 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964713/circadian-signaling-in-the-northern-krill-meganyctiphanes-norvegica-in-silico-prediction-of-the-protein-components-of-a-putative-clock-system-using-a-publicly-accessible-transcriptome
#13
Andrew E Christie, Andy Yu, Micah G Pascual
The Northern krill Meganyctiphanes norvegica is a significant component of the zooplankton community in many regions of the North Atlantic Ocean. In the areas it inhabits, M. norvegica is of great importance ecologically, as it is both a major consumer of phytoplankton/small zooplankton and is a primary food source for higher-level consumers. One behavior of significance for both feeding and predator avoidance in Meganyctiphanes is diel vertical migration (DVM), i.e., a rising from depth at dusk and a return to depth at dawn...
September 28, 2017: Marine Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915418/purification-identification-and-molecular-mechanism-of-two-dipeptidyl-peptidase-iv-dpp-iv-inhibitory-peptides-from-antarctic-krill-euphausia-superba-protein-hydrolysate
#14
Wei Ji, Chaohua Zhang, Hongwu Ji
Dipeptidyl peptidase IV (DPP-IV) played an important role in blood glucose regulation. Inhibition of DPP-IV may improve glycemic control in diabetics by preventing the rapid breakdown of incretin hormones and prolonging their physiological action. In this study, Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba) protein was hydrolyzed using animal proteolytic enzymes. The hydrolysate was purified sequentially by ultrafiltration, gel filtration chromatography and reversed phase high-performance liquid chromatography (RP-HPLC)...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900242/dietary-docosahexaenoic-acid-dha-as-lysophosphatidylcholine-but-not-as-free-acid-enriches-brain-dha-and-improves-memory-in-adult-mice
#15
Dhavamani Sugasini, Riya Thomas, Poorna C R Yalagala, Leon M Tai, Papasani V Subbaiah
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is uniquely concentrated in the brain, and is essential for its function, but must be mostly acquired from diet. Most of the current supplements of DHA, including fish oil and krill oil, do not significantly increase brain DHA, because they are hydrolyzed to free DHA and are absorbed as triacylglycerol, whereas the transporter at blood brain barrier is specific for phospholipid form of DHA. Here we show that oral administration of DHA to normal adult mice as lysophosphatidylcholine (LPC) (40 mg DHA/kg) for 30 days increased DHA content of the brain by >2-fold...
September 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898957/persistent-organic-pollutants-in-krill-from-the-bellingshausen-south-scotia-and-weddell-seas
#16
Cristóbal J Galbán-Malagón, Gema Hernán, Esteban Abad, Jordi Dachs
Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) reach Antarctica through atmospheric transport, oceanic currents, and to minor extent, by migratory animals. The Southern Ocean is a net sink for many POPs, with a key contribution of the settling fluxes of POPs bound to organic matter (biological pump). However, little is known about POP transfer through the food web in the Southern Ocean and Antarctic waters, where krill is an important ecological node. In this study, we assessed the occurrence of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and furans (PCDD/Fs), polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba) from the Bellingshausen, South Scotia and Weddell Seas around the Antarctic Peninsula...
January 1, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812592/widely-used-marine-seismic-survey-air-gun-operations-negatively-impact-zooplankton
#17
Robert D McCauley, Ryan D Day, Kerrie M Swadling, Quinn P Fitzgibbon, Reg A Watson, Jayson M Semmens
Zooplankton underpin the health and productivity of global marine ecosystems. Here we present evidence that suggests seismic surveys cause significant mortality to zooplankton populations. Seismic surveys are used extensively to explore for petroleum resources using intense, low-frequency, acoustic impulse signals. Experimental air gun signal exposure decreased zooplankton abundance when compared with controls, as measured by sonar (~3-4 dB drop within 15-30 min) and net tows (median 64% decrease within 1 h), and caused a two- to threefold increase in dead adult and larval zooplankton...
June 22, 2017: Nature ecology & evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812326/effect-of-dietary-components-from-antarctic-krill-on-atherosclerosis-in-apoe-deficient-mice
#18
Cinzia Parolini, Bodil Bjorndal, Marco Busnelli, Stefano Manzini, Giulia S Ganzetti, Federica Dellera, Marie Ramsvik, Inge Bruheim, Rolf Kristian Berge, Giulia Chiesa
SCOPE: Antarctic krill is a great source of n-3 fatty acids and high-quality proteins. Aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of Antarctic krill components on plasma lipids and atherosclerosis development. METHODS AND RESULTS: Sixty apoEKO mice were divided into four groups and fed Western diet (CONTROL) or Western-like diets, differing for protein or fat content. Specifically, casein or fat in CONTROL was partially replaced by krill proteins (PRO), krill oil (KRILL OIL), or both (KRILL OIL+PRO)...
August 15, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761090/restricted-regions-of-enhanced-growth-of-antarctic-krill-in-the-circumpolar-southern-ocean
#19
Eugene J Murphy, Sally E Thorpe, Geraint A Tarling, Jonathan L Watkins, Sophie Fielding, Philip Underwood
Food webs in high-latitude oceans are dominated by relatively few species. Future ocean and sea-ice changes affecting the distribution of such species will impact the structure and functioning of whole ecosystems. Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba) is a key species in Southern Ocean food webs, but there is little understanding of the factors influencing its success throughout much of the ocean. The capacity of a habitat to maintain growth will be crucial and here we use an empirical relationship of growth rate to assess seasonal spatial variability...
July 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753430/defining-a-cancer-dependency-map
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Aviad Tsherniak, Francisca Vazquez, Phil G Montgomery, Barbara A Weir, Gregory Kryukov, Glenn S Cowley, Stanley Gill, William F Harrington, Sasha Pantel, John M Krill-Burger, Robin M Meyers, Levi Ali, Amy Goodale, Yenarae Lee, Guozhi Jiang, Jessica Hsiao, William F J Gerath, Sara Howell, Erin Merkel, Mahmoud Ghandi, Levi A Garraway, David E Root, Todd R Golub, Jesse S Boehm, William C Hahn
Most human epithelial tumors harbor numerous alterations, making it difficult to predict which genes are required for tumor survival. To systematically identify cancer dependencies, we analyzed 501 genome-scale loss-of-function screens performed in diverse human cancer cell lines. We developed DEMETER, an analytical framework that segregates on- from off-target effects of RNAi. 769 genes were differentially required in subsets of these cell lines at a threshold of six SDs from the mean. We found predictive models for 426 dependencies (55%) by nonlinear regression modeling considering 66,646 molecular features...
July 27, 2017: Cell
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