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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216728/marine-and-other-aquatic-dermatoses
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Surg Capt Jandhyala Sridhar, Surg Cdr Rajeev Deo
Occupational and recreational aquatic activity predisposes our population to a wide variety of dermatoses. Sunburn, urticaria, jellyfish stings, and contact dermatitis to rubber equipment are common allergies that are encountered in the aquatic environment. Among the infections, tinea versicolor, intertrigo, and verruca vulgaris are widespread. Swimmer's itch may occur due to skin penetration by schistosome cercariae, while free-floating nematocysts of marine coelenterates may precipitate seabather's eruption...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212329/enzyme-assisted-discovery-of-antioxidant-peptides-from-edible-marine-invertebrates-a-review
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REVIEW
Tsun-Thai Chai, Yew-Chye Law, Fai-Chu Wong, Se-Kwon Kim
Marine invertebrates, such as oysters, mussels, clams, scallop, jellyfishes, squids, prawns, sea cucumbers and sea squirts, are consumed as foods. These edible marine invertebrates are sources of potent bioactive peptides. The last two decades have seen a surge of interest in the discovery of antioxidant peptides from edible marine invertebrates. Enzymatic hydrolysis is an efficient strategy commonly used for releasing antioxidant peptides from food proteins. A growing number of antioxidant peptide sequences have been identified from the enzymatic hydrolysates of edible marine invertebrates...
February 16, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196712/ipomoea-pes-caprae-l-r-br-convolvulaceae-as-a-topical-herbal-medicine-to-relieve-pain-and-inflammation-promising-tool-against-effects-due-to-toxin-skin-contact
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Cristiane da Silva Barth, Hugo Guilherme Tolentino de Souza, Lilian W Rocha, Gislaine Francieli da Silva, Mariana Ferreira Dos Anjos, Veronica D'Avila Pastor, Tania Mari Belle Bresolin, Angelica Garcia Couto, José Roberto Santin, Nara Lins Meira Quintão
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Ipomoea pes-caprae is known as bayhops, beach morning glory or goat's foot, and in Brazil as salsa-de-praia. Its leaves are used in worldwide folk medicine for the relief of jellyfish-stings symptoms. The literature only reports the anti-inflammatory and neutralizing effects of a nonpolar plant derived, without validating the popular use or exploring the mechanism of action. AIM OF THE STUDY: This study aimed to evaluate and validate the topical effects of a semisolid containing hydroethanolic extract obtained from the aerial parts of I...
February 11, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190838/determination-of-aluminum-in-edible-jellyfish-using-chrome-azurol-s-with-spot-test-on-filter-paper
#4
Dai Cheng, Xinyu Zhang, Xiang Li, Lihua Hou, Chunling Wang
Aluminum (Al) has been well known as an environmental factor that may affect several enzymes and other biomolecules related to Alzheimer's disease. The increasing use of Al in the preparation and storage of food currently represents the main form of Al exposure for the general public. The present study was aimed to develop a household procedure for the rapid test determination of Al in edible jellyfish. The method was developed based on the reaction of Chrome Azurol S with Al in acidic medium, forming a colored compound on the surface of filter paper...
2017: Analytical Sciences: the International Journal of the Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187575/stalked-jellyfishes-cnidaria-staurozoa-of-south-africa-with-the-description-of-i-calvadosia-i-i-lewisi-i-sp-nov
#5
Lucília S Miranda, George M Branch, Allen G Collins, Yayoi M Hirano, Antonio C Marques, Charles L Griffiths
Stalked jellyfishes (Cnidaria: Staurozoa) are cryptic, benthic animals, known mainly from polar and temperate waters of the Northern Hemisphere. We describe a new species, Calvadosia lewisi, from South Africa and review the staurozoan fauna of the region. Three other species are previously known from South Africa: Calvadosia capensis (Carlgren, 1938); Depastromorpha africana Carlgren, 1935; and Lipkea stephensoni Carlgren, 1933, but all of these are known from very few records and have been poorly illustrated and documented to date...
February 3, 2017: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185799/exploring-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-snp-microsatellite-ssr-and-differentially-expressed-genes-in-the-jellyfish-rhopilema-esculentum-by-transcriptome-sequencing
#6
Yunfeng Li, Zunchun Zhou, Meilin Tian, Yi Tian, Ying Dong, Shilei Li, Weidong Liu, Chongbo He
In this study, single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP), microsatellite (SSR) and differentially expressed genes (DEGs) in the oral parts, gonads, and umbrella parts of the jellyfish Rhopilema esculentum were analyzed by RNA-Seq technology. A total of 76.4 million raw reads and 72.1 million clean reads were generated from deep sequencing. Approximately 119,874 tentative unigenes and 149,239 transcripts were obtained. A total of 1,034,708 SNP markers were detected in the three tissues. For microsatellite mining, 5088 SSRs were identified from the unigene sequences...
February 6, 2017: Marine Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159636/computational-comparison-of-a-calcium-dependent-jellyfish-protein-apoaequorin-and-calmodulin-cholesterol-in-short-term-memory-maintenance
#7
Gene A Morrill, Adele B Kostellow, Raj K Gupta
Memory reconsolidation and maintenance depend on calcium channels and on calcium/calmodulin-dependent kinases regulating protein turnover in the hippocampus. Ingestion of a jellyfish protein, apoaequorin, reportedly protects and/or improves verbal learning in adults and is currently widely advertised for use by the elderly. Apoaequorin is a member of the EF-hand calcium binding family of proteins that includes calmodulin. Calmodulin-1 (148 residues) differs from Apoaequorin (195 residues) in that it contains four rather than three Ca(2+)-binding sites and three rather than four cholesterol-binding (CRAC, CARC) domains...
January 31, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134758/functional-elucidation-of-nemopilema-nomurai-and-cyanea-nozakii-nematocyst-venoms-lytic-activity-using-mass-spectrometry-and-zymography
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Yang Yue, Huahua Yu, Rongfeng Li, Ronge Xing, Song Liu, Kecheng Li, Xueqin Wang, Xiaolin Chen, Pengcheng Li
BACKGROUND: Medusozoans utilize explosively discharging penetrant nematocysts to inject venom into prey. These venoms are composed of highly complex proteins and peptides with extensive bioactivities, as observed in vitro. Diverse enzymatic toxins have been putatively identified in the venom of jellyfish, Nemopilema nomurai and Cyanea nozakii, through examination of their proteomes and transcriptomes. However, functional examination of putative enzymatic components identified in proteomic approaches to elucidate potential bioactivities is critically needed...
January 26, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133573/jellyfish-extract-induces-apoptotic-cell-death-through-the-p38-pathway-and-cell-cycle-arrest-in-chronic-myelogenous-leukemia-k562-cells
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Sun-Hyung Ha, Fansi Jin, Choong-Hwan Kwak, Fukushi Abekura, Jun-Young Park, Nam Gyu Park, Young-Chae Chang, Young-Choon Lee, Tae-Wook Chung, Ki-Tae Ha, Jong-Keun Son, Hyeun Wook Chang, Cheorl-Ho Kim
Jellyfish species are widely distributed in the world's oceans, and their population is rapidly increasing. Jellyfish extracts have several biological functions, such as cytotoxic, anti-microbial, and antioxidant activities in cells and organisms. However, the anti-cancer effect of Jellyfish extract has not yet been examined. We used chronic myelogenous leukemia K562 cells to evaluate the mechanisms of anti-cancer activity of hexane extracts from Nomura's jellyfish in vitro. In this study, jellyfish are subjected to hexane extraction, and the extract is shown to have an anticancer effect on chronic myelogenous leukemia K562 cells...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120793/the-global-susceptibility-of-coastal-forage-fish-to-competition-by-large-jellyfish
#10
Nicolas Azaña Schnedler-Meyer, Patrizio Mariani, Thomas Kiørboe
Competition between large jellyfish and forage fish for zooplankton prey is both a possible cause of jellyfish increases and a concern for the management of marine ecosystems and fisheries. Identifying principal factors affecting this competition is therefore important for marine management, but the lack of both good quality data and a robust theoretical framework have prevented general global analyses. Here, we present a general mechanistic food web model that considers fundamental differences in feeding modes and predation pressure between fish and jellyfish...
November 16, 2016: Proceedings. Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112211/crude-venom-from-nematocysts-of-pelagia-noctiluca-cnidaria-scyphozoa-elicits-a-sodium-conductance-in-the-plasma-membrane-of-mammalian-cells
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Rossana Morabito, Roberta Costa, Valentina Rizzo, Alessia Remigante, Charity Nofziger, Giuseppa La Spada, Angela Marino, Markus Paulmichl, Silvia Dossena
Cnidarians may negatively impact human activities and public health but concomitantly their venom represents a rich source of bioactive substances. Pelagia noctiluca is the most venomous and abundant jellyfish of the Mediterranean Sea and possesses a venom with hemolytic and cytolytic activity for which the mechanism is largely unknown. Here we show that exposure of mammalian cells to crude venom from the nematocysts of P. noctiluca profoundly alters the ion conductance of the plasma membrane, therefore affecting homeostatic functions such as the regulation and maintenance of cellular volume...
January 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103327/isolation-characterization-and-evaluation-of-collagen-from-jellyfish-rhopilema-esculentum-kishinouye-for-use-in-hemostatic-applications
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Xiaochen Cheng, Ziyu Shao, Chengbo Li, Lejun Yu, Mazhar Ali Raja, Chenguang Liu
Hemostat has been a crucial focus since human body is unable to control massive blood loss, and collagen proves to be an effective hemostat in previous studies. In this study, collagen was isolated from the mesoglea of jellyfish Rhopilema esculentum Kishinouye and its hemostatic property was studied. The yields of acid-soluble collagen (ASC) and pepsin-soluble (PSC) were 0.12% and 0.28% respectively. The SDS-PAGE patterns indicated that the collagen extracted from jellyfish mesoglea was type I collagen. The lyophilized jellyfish collagen sponges were cross-linked with EDC and interconnected networks in the sponges were revealed by scanning electron microscope (SEM)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038748/structural-characterization-and-immunomodulatory-activity-of-a-new-polysaccharide-from-jellyfish
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Qiang-Ming Li, Jing-Fei Wang, Xue-Qiang Zha, Li-Hua Pan, Hai-Lin Zhang, Jian-Ping Luo
A new polysaccharide (JSP-11) with a molecular weight of 1.25×10(6)Da was extracted and purified from jellyfish. Monosaccharide analysis showed that JSP-11 was composed of mannose, galactose and glucuronic acid with a molar ratio of 2.18:1.00:1.94. According to the analysis of fourier transform-infrared spectroscopy, methylation analysis, and NMR spectroscopy, JSP-11 was determined to contain a linear backbone which consisted of (1→3,6)-linked β-d-Manp and (1→6)-linked β-d-Galp. The branch of (1→)-linked α-d-GlcpA was attached to the C-3 position of (1→3,6)-linked β-d-Manp in the backbone...
March 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000727/evidence-of-cnidarians-sensitivity-to-sound-after-exposure-to-low-frequency-noise-underwater-sources
#14
Marta Solé, Marc Lenoir, José Manuel Fontuño, Mercè Durfort, Mike van der Schaar, Michel André
Jellyfishes represent a group of species that play an important role in oceans, particularly as a food source for different taxa and as a predator of fish larvae and planktonic prey. The massive introduction of artificial sound sources in the oceans has become a concern to science and society. While we are only beginning to understand that non-hearing specialists like cephalopods can be affected by anthropogenic noises and regulation is underway to measure European water noise levels, we still don't know yet if the impact of sound may be extended to other lower level taxa of the food web...
December 21, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27964856/ingestion-of-microplastics-by-natural-zooplankton-groups-in-the-northern-south-china-sea
#15
Xiaoxia Sun, Qingjie Li, Mingliang Zhu, Junhua Liang, Shan Zheng, Yongfang Zhao
The ingestion of microplastics by five natural zooplankton groups in the northern South China Sea was studied for the first time and two types of sampling nets (505μm and 160μm in mesh size) were compared. The microplastics were detected in zooplankton sampled from 16 stations, with the fibrous microplastics accounting for the largest proportion (70%). The main component of the found microplastics was polyester. The average length of the microplastics was 125μm and 167μm for Nets I and II, respectively...
December 10, 2016: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942028/recovery-of-coastal-fauna-after-the-2011-tsunami-in-japan-as-determined-by-bimonthly-underwater-visual-censuses-conducted-over-five-years
#16
Reiji Masuda, Makoto Hatakeyama, Katsuhide Yokoyama, Masaru Tanaka
Massive tsunamis induce catastrophic disturbance in marine ecosystems, yet they can provide unique opportunities to observe the process of regeneration. Here, we report the recovery of fauna after the 2011 tsunami in northeast Japan based on underwater visual censuses performed every two months over five years. Both total fish abundance and species richness increased from the first to the second year after the tsunami followed by stabilization in the following years. Short-lived fish, such as the banded goby Pterogobius elapoides, were relatively abundant in the first two years, whereas long-lived species, such as the black rockfish Sebastes cheni, increased in the latter half of the survey period...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925224/fluorescent-protein-photoprotein-fusions-and-their-applications-in-calcium-imaging
#17
REVIEW
Adil Bakayan, Beatriz Domingo, Cecilia F Vaquero, Nadine Peyriéras, Juan Llopis
Calcium-activated photoproteins, such as aequorin, have been used as luminescent Ca(2+) indicators since 1967. After the cloning of aequorin in 1985, microinjection was substituted by its heterologous expression, which opened the way for a widespread use. Molecular fusion of green fluorescent protein (GFP) to aequorin recapitulated the nonradiative energy transfer process that occurs in the jellyfish Aequorea victoria, from which these two proteins were obtained, resulting in an increase of light emission and a shift to longer wavelength...
December 7, 2016: Photochemistry and Photobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914077/making-fluorescent-streptococci-and-enterococci-for-live-imaging
#18
Sarah Shabayek, Barbara Spellerberg
Since the discovery of the green fluorescent protein (GFP) from the jellyfish Aequorea victoria, outstanding fluorescent labeling tools with numerous applications in vastly different areas of life sciences have been developed. To optimize GFP for diverse life science applications, a large variety of GFP derivatives with different environmental characteristics have been generated by mutagenesis. The enhanced green fluorescent protein (EGFP) is a well-known GFP derivative with highly increased fluorescence intensity compared to the GFP wild-type molecule...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894263/erratum-to-a-new-transcriptome-and-transcriptome-profiling-of-adult-and-larval-tissue-in-the-box-jellyfish-alatina-alata-an-emerging-model-for-studying-venom-vision-and-sex
#19
Cheryl Lewis Ames, Joseph F Ryan, Alexandra E Bely, Paulyn Cartwright, Allen G Collins
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 28, 2016: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890264/selective-suppression-of-in-situ-proliferation-of-scyphozoan-polyps-by-biofouling
#20
Song Feng, Shi-Wei Wang, Guang-Tao Zhang, Song Sun, Fang Zhang
An increase in marine artificial constructions has been proposed as a major cause of jellyfish blooms, because these constructions provide additional substrates for organisms at the benthic stage (polyps), which proliferate asexually and release a large amount of free-swimming medusae. These hard surfaces are normally covered by fouling communities, the components of which have the potential to impede the proliferation of polyps. In this study, we report an in situ experiment of polyp survival of four large scyphozoan species found in East Asian marginal seas that were exposed to biofouling, a universal phenomenon occurring on marine artificial constructions...
January 30, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
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