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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341845/the-trimer-interface-in-the-quaternary-structure-of-the-bifunctional-prokaryotic-fad-synthetase-from-corynebacterium-ammoniagenes
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Ana Serrano, María Sebastián, Sonia Arilla-Luna, Silvia Baquedano, Beatriz Herguedas, Adrián Velázquez-Campoy, Marta Martínez-Júlvez, Milagros Medina
Bifunctional FAD synthetases (FADSs) fold in two independent modules; The C-terminal riboflavin kinase (RFK) catalyzes the RFK activity, while the N-terminal FMN-adenylyltransferase (FMNAT) exhibits the FMNAT activity. The search for macromolecular interfaces in the Corynebacterium ammoniagenes FADS (CaFADS) crystal structure predicts a dimer of trimers organization. Within each trimer, a head-to-tail arrangement causes the RFK and FMNAT catalytic sites of the two neighboring protomers to approach, in agreement with active site residues of one module influencing the activity at the other...
March 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339160/biofortification-of-riboflavin-and-folate-in-idli-batter-based-on-fermented-cereal-and-pulse-by-lactococcus-lactis-n8-and-saccharomyces-boulardii-saa655-in-idli-batter
#2
Suresh Chander C R, Bhawani Chamlagain, Susanna Kariluoto, Vieno Piironen, Per E J Saris
AIMS: Lactococcus lactis N8 and Saccharomyces boulardii SAA655 were investigated for their ability to synthesize B- vitamins (riboflavin and folate) and their functional role as microbial starters in idli fermentation. METHODS AND RESULTS: In this study, ultra-high performance liquid chromatography (UHPLC) and microbiological assay were used to determine the total riboflavin and folate content, respectively. Increased levels of folate were evident in both L. lactis N8 and S...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337057/accelerated-corneal-collagen-cross-linking-in-pediatric-keratoconus-one-year-study
#3
Amani E Badawi
PURPOSE: To evaluate the safety and effectiveness of accelerated corneal collagen crosslinking (CXL) in pediatric keratoconus. DESIGN: Prospective non-randomized observational study. METHODS: 33 eyes of 25 children with keratoconus were included. The corneal epithelium was mechanically removed. Next, riboflavin/hydroxypropyl methylcellulose solution) was applied for 10 min. Accelerated CXL (10 mW/cm(2) for 9 min), was accomplished. Visual acuity, slit lamp examination, refraction, keratometry readings, pachymetry, anterior and posterior elevations, average progression indices, and Q values were recorded...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology: Official Journal of the Saudi Ophthalmological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336968/new-cofactors-and-inhibitors-for-a-dna-cleaving-dnazyme-superoxide-anion-and-hydrogen-peroxide-mediated-an-oxidative-cleavage-process
#4
Yanhong Sun, Rulong Ma, Shijin Wang, Guiying Li, Yongjie Sheng, Hongyue Rui, Jin Zhang, Jiacui Xu, Dazhi Jiang
Herein, we investigated the effects of new cofactors and inhibitors on an oxidative cleavage of DNA catalysis, known as a pistol-like DNAzyme (PLDz), to discuss its catalytic mechanism. PLDz performed its catalytic activity in the presence of ascorbic acid (AA), in which Cu(2+) promoted, whereas Fe(2+) significantly inhibited the catalytic function. Since Fe(2+)/AA-generated hydroxyl radicals are efficient on DNA damage, implying that oxidative cleavage of PLDz had no relation with hydroxyl radical. Subsequently, we used Fe(2+)/H2O2 and Cu(2+)/H2O2 to identify the role of hydroxyl radicals in PLDz catalysis...
March 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330106/enhanced-production-of-pectinase-by-aspergillus-terreus-ncft-4269-10-using-banana-peels-as-substrate
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Bijay Kumar Sethi, Prativa Kumari Nanda, Santilata Sahoo
Aspergillus terreus NCFT4269.10 was implemented in solid-state (SSF) and liquid static surface fermentation (LSSF) for biosynthesis of pectinase. Amongst various substrates, like, mustard oil cake, neem oil cake, groundnut oil cake, black gram peels, green gram peels, chickling vetch peels/grass pea peels wheat bran, pearl millet residues, finger millet waste, broken rice, banana peels (BP), apple pomace (AP) and orange peels, banana peel (Musa paradisiaca L.; Family: Musaceae) was most suitable for pectinase biosynthesis (LSSF: 400 ± 21...
June 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327992/cyst-fluid-from-cystic-malignant-brain-tumors-a-reservoir-of-nutrients-including-growth-factor-like-nutrients-for-tumor-cells
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Daniel Dahlberg, Eduard A Struys, Erwin E Jansen, Lars Mørkrid, Øivind Midttun, Bjørnar Hassel
BACKGROUND: Brain tumors may have cysts, whose content of nutrients could influence tumor cell microenvironment and growth. OBJECTIVE: To measure nutrients in cyst fluid from glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) and metastatic brain tumors. METHODS: Quantification of nutrients in cyst fluid from 12 to 18 GBMs and 4 to 10 metastatic brain tumors. RESULTS: GBM cysts contained glucose at 2.2 mmol/L (median value; range <0.8-3...
January 25, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327345/immunoassays-for-riboflavin-and-flavin-mononucleotide-using-antibodies-specific-to-d-ribitol-and-d-ribitol-5-phosphate
#7
G Ravi, Yeldur P Venkatesh
Riboflavin (vitamin B2), a water-soluble vitamin, plays a key role in maintaining human health. Though, numerous methods have been reported for the determination of total riboflavin (TRF) content in foods and biological samples, very few methods are reported for quantifying riboflavin and its coenzymes [flavin mononucleotide (FMN); flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD)] individually. Recently, we have demonstrated that antibodies specific to d-ribitol and d-ribitol-5-phosphate also recognize riboflavin and FMN, respectively, and not vice-versa...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Immunological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325140/vitamins-in-heart-failure-friend-or-enemy
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George Georgiopoulos, Christina Chrysohoou, Georgia Vogiatzi, Nikolaos Magkas, Ippokratis Bournelis, Sofia Bampali, Damien Gruson, Dimitris Tousoulis
BACKGROUND: The failing heart is characterized by a depleted metabolic energy reserve and the up-regulation of several molecular mechanisms leading to cardiac hypertrophy, inflammation, fibrosis, angiogenesis, and apoptosis. Dietary or non-dietary supplementation of vitamins could potentially benefit energy balance. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the present study was to evaluate all available information on vitamins supplementation in patients with chronic HF for possible beneficial effect on metabolic, inotropic, chronotropic and hemodynamic indices...
March 20, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321633/dietary-intake-of-minerals-vitamins-and-trace-elements-among-geriatric-population-in-india
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Aakriti Gupta, Preetika Khenduja, Ravindra Mohan Pandey, Hem Chandra Sati, Nighat Yaseen Sofi, Umesh Kapil
The geriatric population is at a high risk of developing deficiencies of essential micronutrients such as minerals, vitamins, and trace elements and their related deficiency signs and symptoms. Scarce data is available on the dietary intake of essential micronutrients among geriatric subjects in India. Hence, to fill the gap in the existing knowledge, a community-based cross-sectional study was conducted during 2015-2016 in District Nainital, Uttarakhand State, India. A total of 255 geriatric subjects were enrolled from 30 clusters (villages) identified by using population proportionate to size sampling methodology...
March 20, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317666/transepithelial-crosslinking-retreatment-of-progressive-corneal-ectasia-unresponsive-to-classic-crosslinking
#10
Roy S Rubinfeld, Rachel H Epstein, Parag A Majmudar, Deborah Kim, Michael Choi, Randy J Epstein
A 41-year-old man presented 10 years after uneventful laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) with symptomatic post-LASIK ectasia. He had treatment with the classic Dresden epithelium-off technique and presented 4 years later with progression of the ectasia. He was subsequently retreated with conductive keratoplasty (CK) followed by a new proprietary epithelium-on corneal collagen crosslinking (CXL) procedure using a proprietary transepithelial riboflavin formulation and delivery system on the following day...
January 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303787/screening-natural-content-of-water-soluble-b-vitamins-in-fish-enzymatic-extraction-hilic-separation-and-tandem-mass-spectrometric-determination
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Niladri Sekhar Chatterjee, K Ashok Kumar, K K Ajeeshkumar, K R Remya Kumari, K V Vishnu, Rangasamy Anandan, Suseela Mathew, C N Ravishankar
Despite the potential of LC with tandem MS (MS/MS) in improving sensitivity and selectivity, analytical methods are scarce for the determination of protein-bound and phosphorylated forms of B vitamins in food. This prompted us to develop a method for LC-MS/MS determination of naturally occurring nicotinamide, nicotinic acid, thiamine, pyridoxine, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, biotin, folic acid, and cyanocobalamin in fish. Baseline separation of the vitamins was achieved in a hydrophilic interaction LC condition...
March 16, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297026/biomechanical-changes-after-in-vivo-collagen-cross-linking-with-rose-bengal-green-light-and-riboflavin-uva
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Nandor Bekesi, Patricia Gallego-Muñoz, Lucía Ibarés-Frías, Pablo Perez-Merino, M Carmen Martinez-Garcia, Irene E Kochevar, Susana Marcos
Purpose: To compare corneal biomechanical properties after in vivo and ex vivo cross-linking (CXL) using rose bengal-green light (RGX) or riboflavin-UVA (UVX). Methods: Corneas of 30 rabbits were treated in vivo by the two CXL modalities monolaterally (Group 1) or bilaterally (Group 2). Rabbits in Group 1 were euthanized 1 month after treatments and in Group 2 two months after treatment. Ex vivo CXL was also performed. Eyes were measured by Scheimpflug air puff corneal deformation imaging (Corvis ST) under constant IOP...
March 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295328/oxidative-stability-in-oil-in-water-emulsions-with-quercetin-or-rutin-under-iron-catalysis-or-riboflavin-photosensitization
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BoRa Yi, HaeJung Ka, YongJun Kwon, HyungSeok Choi, Sunghwa Kim, Jisu Kim, Mi-Ja Kim, JaeHwan Lee
The effects of quercetin and rutin on the oxidative stability of oil-in-water (O/W) emulsions were tested under riboflavin (RF) photosensitization in the presence or absence of FeCl2 . The degree of oxidation in O/W emulsions was determined by headspace oxygen content, conjugated dienes, and lipid hydroperoxides. Quercetin chelated more metal than did rutin in iron catalyzed O/W emulsions. Generally, 0.1 mM quercetin and rutin was oxidative while 0.5 and 1.0 mM quercetin and rutin was antioxidative in O/W emulsions under RF photosensitization...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283279/randomized-controlled-trial-comparing-transepithelial-corneal-cross-linking-using-iontophoresis-with-the-dresden-protocol-in-progressive-keratoconus
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Marco Lombardo, Daniela Giannini, Giuseppe Lombardo, Sebastiano Serrao
PURPOSE: To compare clinical outcomes of transepithelial corneal cross-linking using iontophoresis (T-ionto CL) and standard corneal cross-linking (standard CL) for the treatment of progressive keratoconus 12 months after the operation. DESIGN: Prospective randomized controlled clinical trial. PARTICIPANTS: Thirty-four eyes of 25 participants with progressive keratoconus were randomized into T-ionto CL (22 eyes) or standard CL (12 eyes). METHODS: T-ionto CL was performed using an iontophoresis device with dextran-free 0...
March 7, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276274/multi-spectroscopic-and-molecular-modelling-approach-to-investigate-the-interaction-of-riboflavin-with-human-serum-albumin
#15
Md Maroof Alam, Faizan Abul Qais, Iqbal Ahmad, Parvez Alam, Rizwan Hasan Khan, Imrana Naseem
Riboflavin (RF) plays an important role in various metabolic redox reactions in the form of flavin adenine dinucleotide and flavin mononucleotide. Human serum albumin (HSA) is an important protein involved in the transportation of drugs, hormones, fatty acid and other molecules which determine the biodistribution and physiological fate of these molecules. In this study, we have investigated the interaction of riboflavin RF with HSA under simulative physiological conditions using various biophysical, calorimetric and molecular docking techniques...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274433/effect-of-acid-pretreatment-and-the-germination-period-on-the-composition-and-antioxidant-activity-of-rice-bean-vigna-umbellata
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Burachat Sritongtae, Thasanporn Sangsukiam, Michael R A Morgan, Kiattisak Duangmal
This research evaluated effect of germination period and acid pretreatment on chemical composition and antioxidant activity of rice bean sprouts. Moisture, total phenolics, reducing sugar and B vitamins (thiamine, riboflavin, and niacin) content of steamed sprouts increased with increasing germination time (p⩽0.05). Pretreatment with 1% (w/v) citric acid for 6h significantly increased the total phenolic content. The 18-h-germinated rice beans showed the highest crude protein content, as determined using the Kjeldahl method...
July 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264131/ex-vivo-study-of-transepithelial-corneal-cross-linking
#17
Andrea Cruzat, Anita N Shukla, Samer N Arafat, Saleh Alageel, Clara Colon, James Chodosh, Joseph B Ciolino
PURPOSE: To perform in vitro assessment of different techniques of transepithelial corneal cross-linking (CXL) and to compare the results to deepithelialized CXL. METHODS: Transepithelial CXL was performed after pre-treatment with or without penetration enhancers (gum cellulose, 0.44% sodium chloride, and 0.01% benzalkonium chloride) for 15 or 60 minutes. Deepithelialized corneas underwent CXL after pretreatment with riboflavin for 15 minutes, according to the Dresden protocol...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257382/customized-corneal-cross-linking-a-mathematical-model
#18
Ciro Caruso, Robert L Epstein, Carmine Ostacolo, Luigi Pacente, Salvatore Troisi, Gaetano Barbaro
PURPOSE: To improve the safety, reproducibility, and depth of effect of corneal cross-linking with the ultraviolet A (UV-A) exposure time and fluence customized according to the corneal thickness. METHODS: Twelve human corneas were used for the experimental protocol. They were soaked using a transepithelial (EPI-ON) technique using riboflavin with the permeation enhancer vitamin E-tocopheryl polyethylene glycol succinate. The corneas were then placed on microscope slides and irradiated at 3 mW/cm for 30 minutes...
March 1, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256579/proline-dehydrogenase-from-thermus-thermophilus-does-not-discriminate-between-fad-and-fmn-as-cofactor
#19
Mieke M E Huijbers, Marta Martínez-Júlvez, Adrie H Westphal, Estela Delgado-Arciniega, Milagros Medina, Willem J H van Berkel
Flavoenzymes are versatile biocatalysts containing either FAD or FMN as cofactor. FAD often binds to a Rossmann fold, while FMN prefers a TIM-barrel or flavodoxin-like fold. Proline dehydrogenase is denoted as an exception: it possesses a TIM barrel-like fold while binding FAD. Using a riboflavin auxotrophic Escherichia coli strain and maltose-binding protein as solubility tag, we produced the apoprotein of Thermus thermophilus ProDH (MBP-TtProDH). Remarkably, reconstitution with FAD or FMN revealed that MBP-TtProDH has no preference for either of the two prosthetic groups...
March 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244572/anti-aging-effect-of-riboflavin-via-endogenous-antioxidant-in-fruit-fly-drosophila-melanogaster
#20
Y-X Zou, M-H Ruan, J Luan, X Feng, S Chen, Z-Y Chu
OBJECTIVES: This study investigated the effect of riboflavin on aging in Drosophila melanogaster (fruit fly). DESIGN: Experimental study. SETTING: Naval Medical Research Institute. PARTICIPANTS: Fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. INTERVENTION: After lifelong supplement of riboflavin, the lifespan and the reproduction of fruit flies were observed. Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) was used to mimic oxidative stress damage to fruit flies and the survival time was recorded...
2017: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
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