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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150500/dynamics-of-heterotrophic-bacterial-assemblages-within-synechococcus-cultures
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Qiang Zheng, Yu Wang, Rui Xie, Andrew S Lang, Yanting Liu, Jiayao Lu, Xiaodong Zhang, Jun Sun, Curtis A Suttle, Nianzhi Jiao
Interactions between photoautotrophic and heterotrophic microorganisms are central to the marine microbial ecosystem. Lab cultures of one of the dominant marine photoautotrophs, Synechococcus, have historically been difficult to render axenic, presumably because these bacteria depend upon other organisms to grow in these conditions. These tight associations between Synechococcus and heterotrophic bacteria represent a good, relevant system to study interspecies interactions. Ten individual Synechococcus strains, isolated from eutrophic and oligotrophic waters, were chosen for investigation...
November 17, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149843/characterization-of-a-novel-bioflocculant-from-a-marine-bacterium-and-its-application-in-dye-wastewater-treatment
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Zhen Chen, Zhipeng Li, Peize Liu, Yu Liu, Yuanpeng Wang, Qingbiao Li, Ning He
BACKGROUND: The identification of microorganisms with excellent flocculant-producing capability and optimization of the fermentation process are necessary for the wide-scale application of bioflocculants. Thus, we evaluated the flocculant-producing ability of a novel strain identified by the screening of marine bacteria, and we report for the first time the properties of the bioflocculant produced by Alteromonas sp. in the treatment of dye wastewater. RESULTS: A bioflocculant-producing bacterium was isolated from seawater and identified as Alteromonas sp...
November 17, 2017: BMC Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148917/evaluation-of-antibacterial-activity-and-toxic-metal-removal-of-chemically-synthesized-magnetic-iron-oxide-titanium-coated-nanoparticles-and-application-in-bacterial-treatment
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Yasser A M Abdulhady, Mona M El-Shazly, Reham F El-Kased
Co-precipitation method was used for preparation of two types of iron oxide nanoparticles coated by titanium dioxide according to divalent salts used. The average size of iron oxide nanoparticles coated by titanium dioxide measured by particle size analyzer, ranged approximately between 20 nm and 100 nm with mean particle size of 60 nm. Characterization of the prepared nanoparticles was done by X-ray diffraction analysis and scanning electron microscope indicating the sole existence of inverse cubic spinel phase of magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part A, Toxic/hazardous Substances & Environmental Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146927/preparation-and-functional-evaluation-of-collagen-oligopeptide-rich-hydrolysate-from-fish-skin-with-the-serine-collagenolytic-protease-from-pseudoalteromonas-sp-sm9913
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Xiu-Lan Chen, Ming Peng, Jing Li, Bai-Lu Tang, Xuan Shao, Fang Zhao, Chang Liu, Xi-Ying Zhang, Ping-Yi Li, Mei Shi, Yu-Zhong Zhang, Xiao-Yan Song
Although several serine collagenolytic proteases from bacteria were reported, none has been used to prepare bioactive collagen peptides. MCP-01 is the most abundant extracellular protease of deep-sea Pseudoalteromonas sp. SM9913 and is a serine collagenolytic protease with high efficiency on fish collagen hydrolysis. Here, we set up a pilot scale process to ferment SM9913 for extracellular protease production. With SM9913 extracellular protease as a tool, a process to prepare collagen oligopeptide-rich hydrolysate from codfish skin was set up, which was further scaled up to pilot (100 L) and plant (2000 L) levels with yields >66%...
November 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143694/cryo-scanning-electron-microscopy-sem-and-scanning-transmission-electron-microscopy-stem-in-sem-for-bio-and-organo-mineral-interface-characterization-in-the-environment
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Guillaume Wille, Jennifer Hellal, Patrick Ollivier, Annie Richard, Agnes Burel, Louis Jolly, Marc Crampon, Caroline Michel
Understanding biofilm interactions with surrounding substratum and pollutants/particles can benefit from the application of existing microscopy tools. Using the example of biofilm interactions with zero-valent iron nanoparticles (nZVI), this study aims to apply various approaches in biofilm preparation and labeling for fluorescent or electron microscopy and energy dispersive X-ray spectrometry (EDS) microanalysis for accurate observations. According to the targeted microscopy method, biofilms were sampled as flocs or attached biofilm, submitted to labeling using 4',6-diamidino-2-phenylindol, lectins PNA and ConA coupled to fluorescent dye or gold nanoparticles, and prepared for observation (fixation, cross-section, freezing, ultramicrotomy)...
November 16, 2017: Microscopy and Microanalysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142389/bioactive-constituents-radical-scavenging-and-antibacterial-properties-of-the-leaves-and-stem-essential-oils-from-peperomia-pellucida-l-kunth
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Sunday O Okoh, Benson C Iweriebor, Omobola O Okoh, Anthony I Okoh
Background: Peperomia pellucida is an annual herbaceous ethnomedicinal plant used in the treatment of a variety of communicable and noncommunicable diseases in the Amazon region. Objective: The study aimed at profiling the bioactive constituents of the leaves and stem essential oils (LEO and SEO) of P. pellucida, their in vitro antibacterial and radical scavenging properties as probable lead constituents in the management of oxidative stress and infectious diseases...
October 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140982/development-standardization-and-testing-of-a-bacterial-wound-infection-model-based-on-ex-vivo-human-skin
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Christoph Schaudinn, Christin Dittmann, Jana Jurisch, Michael Laue, Nazende Günday-Türeli, Ulrike Blume-Peytavi, Annika Vogt, Fiorenza Rancan
Current research on wound infections is primarily conducted on animal models, which limits direct transferability of these studies to humans. Some of these limitations can be overcome by using-otherwise discarded-skin from cosmetic surgeries. Superficial wounds are induced in fresh ex vivo skin, followed by intradermal injection of Pseudomonas aeruginosa under the wound. Subsequently, the infected skin is incubated for 20 hours at 37°C and the CFU/wound are determined. Within 20 hours, the bacteria count increased from 107 to 109 bacteria per wound, while microscopy revealed a dense bacterial community in the collagen network of the upper wound layers as well as numerous bacteria scattered in the dermis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140257/synthesis-spectroscopic-characterization-and-antimicrobial-potential-of-certain-new-isatin-indole-molecular-hybrids
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Reem I Al-Wabli, Azza S Zakaria, Mohamed I Attia
Molecular hybridization has a wide application in medicinal chemistry to obtain new biologically active compounds. New isatin-indole molecular hybrids 5a-n have been synthesized and characterized by various spectroscopic tools. The in vitro antimicrobial potential of the prepared compounds 5a-n was assessed using diameter of the inhibition zone (DIZ) and minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) assays against a panel of Gram-negative bacteria, Gram-positive bacteria and fungi. Most of the synthesized compounds 5a-n showed weak activities against Gram-negative bacteria while compounds 5b and 5c exhibited good activities against Gram-positive bacteria...
November 15, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140074/facile-and-versatile-strategy-for-construction-of-anti-inflammatory-and-antibacterial-surfaces-with-polydopamine-mediated-liposomes-releasing-dexamethasone-and-minocycline-for-potential-implants-applications
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Xiao Xu, Lixin Wang, Zuyuan Luo, Yaofeng Ni, Haitao Sun, Xiang Gao, Yongliang Li, Siqi Zhang, Yan Li, Shicheng Wei
Reducing early nonbacterial inflammation induced by implanted materials and infection resulting from bacterial contamination around the implant-abutment interface could greatly accelerate implant osseointegration and reduce implant failure, which would be of clinical significance. In this study, we developed a facile and versatile strategy for the construction of anti-inflammatory and antibacterial surfaces on implants, such as orthopedic/dental implants. Briefly, the surfaces of polystyrene (PS) culture plates were first coated with polydopamine and then decorated with dexamethasone plus minocycline-loaded liposomes (Dex/Mino liposomes), which was confirmed by contact angle goniometry, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and fluorescence microscopy...
November 15, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138944/design-synthesis-conformational-and-molecular-docking-study-of-some-novel-acyl-hydrazone-based-molecular-hybrids-as-antimalarial-and-antimicrobial-agents
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Parvin Kumar, Kulbir Kadyan, Meenakshi Duhan, Jayant Sindhu, Vineeta Singh, Baljeet Singh Saharan
BACKGROUND: Acyl hydrazones are an important class of heterocyclic compounds promising pharmacological characteristics. Malaria is a life-threatening mosquito-borne blood disease caused by a plasmodium parasite. In some places, malaria can be treated and controlled with early diagnosis. However, some countries lack the resources to do this effectively. RESULTS: The present work involves the design and synthesis of some novel acyl hydrazone based molecular hybrids of 1,4-dihydropyridine and pyrazole (5a-g)...
November 14, 2017: Chemistry Central Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138622/antimicrobial-efficacy-of-penicillium-amestolkiae-elv609-extract-treated-cotton-fabric-for-diabetic-wound-care
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Nur Amiera Syuhada Binti Rozman, Nurhanis Syafiqah Binti Mohd Nor Hamin, Leong Chean Ring, Tan Wen Nee, Mahfuzah Binti Mustapha, Tong Woei Yenn
Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disorder which affects millions of population worldwide. Global estimates published in 2010 reported the world diabetic prevalence as 6.4%, affecting 285 million adults. Foot ulceration and wound infection are major forms of disabilities arising from diabetic diseases. This study was aimed to develop a natural antimicrobial finishing on medical grade textile that meets American Association of Textiles Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) standard. The textile samples were finished with the ethanolic extract of Penicillium amestolkiae elv609, an endophytic fungus isolated from Orthosiphon stamineus Benth (common name: cat's whiskers)...
September 2017: Mycobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137929/enhanced-performance-and-kinetics-of-marine-anammox-bacteria-mab-treating-nitrogen-rich-saline-wastewater-with-mn-ii-and-ni-ii-addition
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Jin Li, Li Feng, Zhimin Qiang, Huiyu Dong, Dan Wang
A sequencing batch reactor (SBR) was used to study nitrogen removal performance of marine anammox bacteria (MAB) with Mn(II) and Ni(II) addition. The reactor was operated at 25 ± 0.5 °C with influent pH of 7.5 ± 0.1. Optimal ammonium removal efficiencies (AREs) were 93.95% and 93.18% with 0.05 mM Mn(II) and 0.025 mM Ni(II), respectively. Both Mn(II) and Ni(II) played key roles in treating nitrogen-rich saline wastewater. However, the effect resulting from Ni(II) was far stronger than Mn(II)...
November 4, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136904/a-light-up-fluorescent-probe-for-citrate-detection-based-on-bispyridinum-amides-with-aggregation-induced-emission-feature
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Chenchen Liu, Yandi Hang, Tao Jiang, Ji Yang, Xiao Zhang, Jianli Hua
Citrate is an important intermediate in the citric acid cycle, a vital metabolic pathway for animals, plants and bacteria. It is of great significance to detect its levels in human beings because several diseases may cause the abnormal of citrate. In this paper, a new turn-on fluorescent sensor (TPE-Py) using the classic tetraphenylethylene (TPE) as the aggregation-induced emission (AIE) fluorophore and bipyridinium-based amides as the recognition receptor has been synthesized for the detection of citrate. The probe exhibits good selectivity and sensitivity to citrate with a relatively low detection limit (1...
February 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135794/fostering-oral-hygiene-habits-and-self-regulation-skills-an-intervention-with-preschool-children
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Martha Leticia Gaeta, Judith Cavazos, Maria Del Rosario Cabrera, Pedro Rosário
The purpose of this study was to evaluate a program to promote self-regulation for self-care skills in preschool-aged children focused on oral habits and good oral health. Participants were 210 Mexican children aged 4 to 5 years who attended the Children's Assistance Community Centers (CAIC in Spanish). Findings showed that children who participated in the program, compared with those who did not, decreased significantly the teeth-bacteria plaque. The former also improved their self-regulation skills and dental hygiene habits...
January 2018: Family & Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132402/efficient-high-throughput-molecular-method-to-detect-ehrlichia-ruminantium-in-ticks
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Nídia Cangi, Valérie Pinarello, Laure Bournez, Thierry Lefrançois, Emmanuel Albina, Luís Neves, Nathalie Vachiéry
BACKGROUND: Ehrlichia ruminantium is the causal agent of heartwater, a fatal tropical disease affecting ruminants with important economic impacts. This bacterium is transmitted by Amblyomma ticks and is present in sub-Saharan Africa, islands in the Indian Ocean and the Caribbean, where it represents a threat to the American mainland. METHODS: An automated DNA extraction method was adapted for Amblyomma ticks and a new qPCR targeting the pCS20 region was developed to improve E...
November 13, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131864/comparison-of-histone-like-hu-protein-dna-binding-properties-and-hu-ihf-protein-sequence-alignment
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Dmitri Kamashev, Yulia Agapova, Sergey Rastorguev, Anna A Talyzina, Konstantin M Boyko, Dmitry A Korzhenevskiy, Anna Vlaskina, Raif Vasilov, Vladimir I Timofeev, Tatiana V Rakitina
BACKGROUND: The structure and function of bacterial nucleoid are controlled by histone-like proteins of HU/IHF family, omnipresent in bacteria and also founding archaea and some eukaryotes.HU protein binds dsDNA without sequence specificity and avidly binds DNA structures with propensity to be inclined such as forks, three/four-way junctions, nicks, overhangs and DNA bulges. Sequence comparison of thousands of known histone-like proteins from diverse bacteria phyla reveals relation between HU/IHF sequence, DNA-binding properties and other protein features...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128642/the-evolution-of-metabolic-regulation-in-animals
#17
Frank Seebacher
Energy metabolism is determined by a suite of regulatory mechanism, and their increasing complexity over evolutionary time provides the key to understanding the emergence of different metabolic phenotypes. Energy metabolism is at the core of biological processes because all organisms must maintain energy balance against thermodynamic gradients. Energy metabolism is regulated by a bewildering array of interacting molecular mechanisms, and much of what is known about metabolic regulation comes from the medical literature...
November 8, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part B, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127925/relationship-between-maturity-and-microbial-communities-during-pig-manure-composting-by-phospholipid-fatty-acid-plfa-and-correlation-analysis
#18
Jishao Jiang, Hua Huang, Yimei Huang, Xueling Liu, Dong Liu
The dynamic of microbial community plays vital role during composting. We therefore conducted a combined study on the maturity of compost (by pig manure composting with covering matured compost) and the successions of microbial communities (via phospholipid fatty acid (PLFA)). Our results showed that pH, electrical conductivity (EC), NH4-N, and germination index (GI) were suitable indicators for compost maturity evalument. In addition, there was a closer correlation between maturity indexes (NH4-N and GI) and the microbial compositions (as evaluated by microbial PLFA)...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127817/heavy-metals-detection-using-biosensor-cells-of-a-novel-marine-luminescent-bacterium-vibrio-sp-mm1-isolated-from-the-caspian-sea
#19
Mojtaba Mohseni, Jaber Abbaszadeh, Shima-Sadat Maghool, Mohammad-Javad Chaichi
Monitoring and assessing toxic materials which are being released into the environment along with wastewater is a growing concern in many industries. The current research describes a highly sensitive and rapid method for the detection of toxic concentrations of heavy metals in aquatic environments. Water samples were collected from southern coasts of the Caspian Sea followed by screening of luminescent bacteria. Phylogenetic analysis, including gene sequence of 16S rRNA, and biochemical tests were performed for identification of the isolate...
November 8, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125222/total-synthesis-and-antibacterial-study-of-cyclohexapeptides-desotamide-b-wollamide-b-and-their-analogs
#20
Yixing Chen, Chao Liu, Nan Liu, Ye Wu, Qingjie Zhao, Honggang Hu, Xiang Li, Yan Zou
As natural-product-derived antibiotics, Desotamides A-D and wollamides exhibit growth inhibitory activity against Gram-posivite bacteria (IC50 0.6-7 μM) and are noncytotoxic to mammalian cells (IC50 >30 μM). Herein we firstly report the total synthesis of above two cyclohexapeptides as well as a series of structural variants through solid phase peptide synthesis (SPPS), of which DE-3 displayed a 2-fold increase of anti-bacterial activity when compared with the original peptide DE-1. This strategy may offer good improvements for the synthesis of other cyclic peptides...
November 10, 2017: Chemistry & Biodiversity
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