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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792654/euchlorocystis-gen-nov-and-densicystis-gen-nov-two-new-genera-of-oocystaceae-algae-from-high-altitude-semi-saline-habitat-trebouxiophyceae-chlorophyta
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Xudong Liu, Huan Zhu, Huiyin Song, Qinghua Wang, Xiong Xiong, Chenxi Wu, Guoxiang Liu, Zhengyu Hu
The Oocystaceae family is generally considered to contain common freshwater eukaryotic microalgae, and few are reported living in semi-saline habitats. Our latest ecological survey in Qinghai Lake and Angzicuo Lake, both large, closed, high-altitude, semi-saline lakes located on the Qinghai-Tibet plateau in China, revealed Oocystaceae species as a dominant group among plankton. Since limited knowledge exists about semi-saline species in the Oocystaceae family, a taxonomical study was carried out using morphological and phylogenetic methods...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783131/algicidal-activity-of-bacillamide-alkaloids-and-their-analogues-against-marine-and-freshwater-harmful-algae
#2
Bo Wang, Yuanyuan Tao, Qisheng Liu, Na Liu, Zhong Jin, Xiaohua Xu
Harmful algal blooms have become a great challenge to global aquatic ecosystems over the past decades. Given their low toxicity, high selectivity, and environment-friendly properties, the use of natural products and their analogues as algicides has proven to be particularly efficient. In the present study, algicidal activity of naturally occurring bacillamides A-C, alkaloid (1), and neobacillamide A, as well as their synthetic analogues were investigated intensively. Bioassay results showed that, relative to natural bacillamide alkaloids, aniline-derived analogue (10d) exhibited higher algicidal potential against three freshwater harmful algae Mycrocyctis aeruginosa, Scenedesmus obliquus, and Chlorella pyrenoidosa, suggesting that it could be used as a promising lead compound to develop novel algicide for controlling harmful algal blooms...
August 7, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782575/toxicological-evaluation-of-neoagarooligosaccharides-prepared-by-enzymatic-hydrolysis-of-agar
#3
Sun Joo Hong, Je-Hyeon Lee, Eun Joo Kim, Hea Jung Yang, Jae-Seon Park, Soon-Kwang Hong
Agar, a heterogeneous polymer of galactose, is the main component of the cell wall of marine red algae. It is well established as a safe, non-digestible carbohydrate in Oriental countries. Although neoagarooligosaccharides (NAOs) prepared by the hydrolysis of agar by β-agarase have been reported to exert various biological activities, the safety of these compounds has not been reported to date. For safety evaluation, NAOs containing mainly neoagarotetraose and neoagarohexaose were prepared from agar by enzymatic hydrolysis using β-agarase DagA from Streptomyces coelicolor...
August 3, 2017: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: RTP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777959/fast-growing-algicidal-streptomyces-sp-u3-and-its-potential-in-harmful-algal-bloom-controls
#4
Xiaoqi Yu, Guanjing Cai, Hui Wang, Zhong Hu, Wei Zheng, Xueqian Lei, Xiaoying Zhu, Yao Chen, Qiuliang Chen, Hongyan Din, Hong Xu, Yun Tian, Lijun Fu, Tianling Zheng
To find the potential algicidal microorganisms and apply them to prevent and terminate harmful algal blooms (HABs), we isolated an actinomycete U3 from Mangrove, which had a potent algicidal effect on the harmful alga Heterosigma akashiwo. It could completely lyse the algal cells by producing active compounds, which were highly sensitive to high temperature and strong alkaline, but resistant to acid. One μg/mL of crude extract of the fermentation supernatant could kill 70% of H. akashiwo cells in 3 d. Unlike most of the other known algicidal Streptomyces, U3 showed strong ability of proliferation with the algal inclusion as the nutrient source...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777319/identification-and-biological-evaluation-of-secondary-metabolites-from-marine-derived-fungi-aspergillus-sp-scsiow3-cultivated-in-the-presence-of-epigenetic-modifying-agents
#5
Xiaofan Li, Zhenyao Xia, Jianqiang Tang, Jiahui Wu, Jing Tong, Mengjie Li, Jianhua Ju, Huirong Chen, Liyan Wang
Chemical epigenetic manipulation was applied to a deep marine-derived fungus, Aspergillus sp. SCSIOW3, resulting in significant changes of the secondary metabolites. One new diphenylether-O-glycoside (diorcinol 3-O-α-D-ribofuranoside), along with seven known compounds, were isolated from the culture treated with a combination of histone deacetylase inhibitor (suberohydroxamic acid) and DNA methyltransferase inhibitor (5-azacytidine). Compounds 2 and 4 exhibited significant biomembrane protective effect of erythrocytes...
August 4, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770671/marine-algae-as-attractive-source-to-skin-care
#6
Jean-Yves Berthon, Rachida Nachat-Kappes, Mathieu Bey, Jean-Paul Cadoret, Isabelle Renimel, Edith Filaire
As the largest organ in the human body, the skin has multiple functions of which one of the most important is the protection against various harmful stressors. The keratinised stratified epidermis and an underlying thick layer of collagen-rich dermal connective tissues are important components of the skin. The environmental stressors such as ultraviolet radiation (UVR) and pollution increase the levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS), contributing to clinical manifestations such as wrinkle formation and skin aging...
June 2017: Free Radical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763144/a-2-o-methylriboside-unknown-outside-the-rna-world-contains-arsenic
#7
Ronald Alexander Glabonjat, Georg Raber, Kenneth Bendix Jensen, Nikolaus Guttenberger, Klaus Zangger, Kevin Francesconi
Lipid-soluble arsenic compounds, also called arsenolipids, are ubiquitous marine natural products of currently unknown origin and function. In our search for clues about the possible biological roles of these compounds, we investigated arsenic metabolism in the unicellular green alga Dunaliella tertiolecta, and discovered an arsenolipid fundamentally different from all those previously identified; namely, a phytyl 5-dimethylarsinoyl-2-O-methyl-ribofuranoside. The discovery is of particular interest because 2-O-methylribosides have, until now, only been found in RNA...
August 1, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755646/preparation-of-green-alga-based-activated-carbon-with-lower-impregnation-ratio-and-less-activation-time-by-potassium-tartrate-for-adsorption-of-chloramphenicol
#8
Xiuzhen Zhu, Yuan Gao, Qinyan Yue, Yujiao Kan, Wenjia Kong, Baoyu Gao
Potassium tartrate (C4H6K2O7) was utilized as a novel activating agent to prepare activated carbon with relatively high specific surface area by using less activating agent and activation time from marine waste-green alga (Enteromorpha prolifera) for the first time. The influences of activation temperature, impregnation ratio and activation time on the pore structure were investigated to obtain the optimum conditions (activation temperature: 700°C, impregnation ratio: 1:1, and activation time: 30min). Meanwhile, the activation temperature was evaluated to be the essential factor that dominated the form of pore structure in activated carbon...
July 26, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755592/the-toxicity-of-molybdate-to-freshwater-and-marine-organisms-iii-generating-additional-chronic-toxicity-data-for-the-refinement-of-safe-environmental-exposure-concentrations-in-the-us-and-europe
#9
D G Heijerick, S Carey
The freshwater and marine long-term ecotoxicity datasets used in the European REACH registration dossiers for molybdenum and molybdenum compounds resulted in the derivation of a HC5,50%,freshwater (38.2mgMo/L) and HC5,50%,marine (5.70mgMo/L) by means of the statistical extrapolation method. Both datasets, however, did not meet the US-EPA information requirements for deriving Final Chronic Values (FCV) that were based on chronic data. US-EPA compliance was achieved by generating chronic no-effect data for the freshwater benthic amphipod Hyalella azteca and the marine inland silverside fish Menidia beryllina, using sodium molybdate dihydrate as test substance...
July 26, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755386/variable-silicon-accumulation-in-plants-affects-terrestrial-carbon-cycling-by-controlling-lignin-synthesis
#10
T Klotzbücher, A Klotzbücher, K Kaiser, D Vetterlein, R Jahn, R Mikutta
Current climate and land-use changes affect regional and global cycles of silicon (Si), with yet uncertain consequences for ecosystems. The key role of Si in marine ecology by controlling algae growth is well recognized but research on terrestrial ecosystems neglected Si since not considered an essential plant nutrient. However, grasses and various other plants accumulate large amounts of Si, and recently it has been hypothesized that incorporation of Si as a structural plant component may substitute for the energetically more expensive biosynthesis of lignin...
July 28, 2017: Global Change Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751806/a-marine-bio-functional-lipid-fucoxanthinol-attenuates-human-colorectal-cancer-stem-like-cell-tumorigenicity-and-sphere-formation
#11
Masaru Terasaki, Hayato Maeda, Kazuo Miyashita, Takuji Tanaka, Shingo Miyamoto, Michihiro Mutoh
Fucoxanthinol (FuOH), an intestinal metabolite form of fucoxanthin (Fx) isolated from marine algae, is known to possess multiple health benefits, such as prevention of human cancer. However, there is little available information about the effects of FuOH on colorectal cancer stem cells (CCSCs) and their contribution to drug resistance, tumorigenesis and cancer recurrence. In the present study, we investigated the anti-proliferative effect of FuOH on two putative CCSCs, CD44(high)/EpCAM(high) cells and colonospheres (Csps) formed by HT-29 human colorectal cancer cells, and the suppressive effects of FuOH on the growth of xenografted tumor...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747905/from-ecological-stoichiometry-to-biochemical-composition-variation-in-n-and-p-supply-alters-key-biosynthetic-rates-in-marine-phytoplankton
#12
Julia Grosse, Amanda Burson, Maayke Stomp, Jef Huisman, Henricus T S Boschker
One of the major challenges in ecological stoichiometry is to establish how environmental changes in resource availability may affect both the biochemical composition of organisms and the species composition of communities. This is a pressing issue in many coastal waters, where anthropogenic activities have caused large changes in riverine nutrient inputs. Here we investigate variation in the biochemical composition and synthesis of amino acids, fatty acids (FA), and carbohydrates in mixed phytoplankton communities sampled from the North Sea...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747832/effects-of-various-calcium-powders-as-replacers-for-synthetic-phosphate-on-the-quality-properties-of-ground-pork-meat-products
#13
Su Min Bae, Min Guk Cho, Jong Youn Jeong
The aim of this study was to identify the optimal and superior type of natural calcium for replacing phosphate in cooked ground pork products. To achieve this, 0.5% eggshell calcium (ESC), oyster shell calcium (OSC), marine algae calcium (MAC), or milk calcium (MC) was added to ground pork meat products. The effect of this substitution was studied by comparing the substituted products with products containing 0.3% phosphate blend (control). ESC was considered an ideal phosphate replacer for minimizing the cooking loss, which likely resulted from the increase in the pH of the product...
2017: Korean Journal for Food Science of Animal Resources
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726723/mertensene-a-halogenated-monoterpene-induces-g2-m-cell-cycle-arrest-and-caspase-dependent-apoptosis-of-human-colon-adenocarcinoma-ht29-cell-line-through-the-modulation-of-erk-1-2-akt-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling
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Safa Tarhouni-Jabberi, Ons Zakraoui, Efstathia Ioannou, Ichrak Riahi-Chebbi, Meriam Haoues, Vassilios Roussis, Riadh Kharrat, Khadija Essafi-Benkhadir
Conventional treatment of advanced colorectal cancer is associated with tumor resistance and toxicity towards normal tissues. Therefore, development of effective anticancer therapeutic alternatives is still urgently required. Nowadays, marine secondary metabolites have been extensively investigated due to the fact that they frequently exhibit anti-tumor properties. However, little attention has been given to terpenoids isolated from seaweeds. In this study, we isolated the halogenated monoterpene mertensene from the red alga Pterocladiella capillacea (S...
July 20, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722617/case-report-disseminated-shewanella-algae-infection-with-meningoencephalitis-in-a-traveler-secondary-to-marine-injury-in-madagascar
#15
Caroline Brulliard, Nicolas Traversier, Jérôme Allyn, Christopher Schaeffer, Bruno Bouchet, Nicolas Allou
Marine microorganisms such as Shewanella spp., Vibrio spp., and Aeromonas spp. can cause sepsis secondary to a wound infection in the context of swimming. These microorganisms are most often susceptible to fluoroquinolones. Here, we report a unique case of Shewanella algae bacteremia associated with meningoencephalitis and disseminated via hematogenous spread secondary to a skin injury. The patient suffered the injury while swimming in saline water during a cruise holiday in Madagascar, and she was initially treated with amoxicillin...
June 12, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720836/calcifying-algae-maintain-settlement-cues-to-larval-abalone-following-algal-exposure-to-extreme-ocean-acidification
#16
Jennifer K O'Leary, James P Barry, Paul W Gabrielson, Laura Rogers-Bennett, Donald C Potts, Stephen R Palumbi, Fiorenza Micheli
Ocean acidification (OA) increasingly threatens marine systems, and is especially harmful to calcifying organisms. One important question is whether OA will alter species interactions. Crustose coralline algae (CCA) provide space and chemical cues for larval settlement. CCA have shown strongly negative responses to OA in previous studies, including disruption of settlement cues to corals. In California, CCA provide cues for seven species of harvested, threatened, and endangered abalone. We exposed four common CCA genera and a crustose calcifying red algae, Peyssonnelia (collectively CCRA) from California to three pCO2 levels ranging from 419-2,013 µatm for four months...
July 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720331/a-novel-antihypertension-agent-sargachromenol-d-from-marine-brown-algae-sargassum-siliquastrum-exerts-dual-action-as-an-l-type-ca-2-channel-blocker-and-endothelin-a-b2-receptor-antagonist
#17
Byong-Gon Park, Woon-Seob Shin, Sangtae Oh, Gab-Man Park, Nam Ik Kim, Seokjoon Lee
We isolated the novel vasoactive marine natural products, (5E,10E)-14-hydroxy-2,6,10-trimethylpentadeca-5,10-dien-4-one (4) and sargachromenol D (5), from Sargassum siliquastrum collected from the coast of the East Sea in South Korea by using activity-guided HPLC purification. The compounds effectively dilated depolarization (50mMK(+))-induced basilar artery contraction with EC50 values of 3.52±0.42 and 1.62±0.63μM, respectively, but only sargachromenol D (5) showed a vasodilatory effect on endothelin-1 (ET-1)-induced basilar artery contraction (EC50=9...
July 6, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717013/mechanisms-of-carbon-dioxide-acquisition-and-co2-sensing-in-marine-diatoms-a-gateway-to-carbon-metabolism
#18
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Yusuke Matsuda, Brian M Hopkinson, Kensuke Nakajima, Christopher L Dupont, Yoshinori Tsuji
Diatoms are one of the most successful marine eukaryotic algal groups, responsible for up to 20% of the annual global CO2 fixation. The evolution of a CO2-concentrating mechanism (CCM) allowed diatoms to overcome a number of serious constraints on photosynthesis in the marine environment, particularly low [CO2]aq in seawater relative to concentrations required by the CO2 fixing enzyme, ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase (RubisCO), which is partly due to the slow diffusion rate of CO2 in water and a limited CO2 formation rate from [Formula: see text] in seawater...
September 5, 2017: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713652/fungi-associated-with-mesophotic-macroalgae-from-the-au-au-channel-west-maui-are-differentiated-by-host-and-overlap-terrestrial-communities
#19
Benjamin J Wainwright, Geoffrey L Zahn, Heather L Spalding, Alison R Sherwood, Celia M Smith, Anthony S Amend
Mesophotic coral ecosystems are an almost entirely unexplored and undocumented environment that likely contains vast reservoirs of undescribed biodiversity. Twenty-four macroalgae samples, representing four genera, were collected from a Hawaiian mesophotic reef at water depths between 65 and 86 m in the 'Au'au Channel, Maui, Hawai'i. Algal tissues were surveyed for the presence and diversity of fungi by sequencing the ITS1 gene using Illumina technology. Fungi from these algae were then compared to previous fungal surveys conducted in Hawaiian terrestrial ecosystems...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711841/free-amino-acids-in-the-arctic-snow-and-ice-core-samples-potential-markers-for-paleoclimatic-studies
#20
Elena Barbaro, Andrea Spolaor, Ornela Karroca, Ki-Tae Park, Tõnu Martma, Elisabeth Isaksson, Jack Kohler, Jean Charles Gallet, Mats P Bjorkman, David Cappelletti, Gunnar Spreen, Roberta Zangrando, Carlo Barbante, Andrea Gambaro
The role of oceanic primary production on climate variability has long been debated. Defining changes in past oceanic primary production can help understanding of the important role that marine algae have in climate variability. In ice core research methanesulfonic acid is the chemical marker commonly used for assessing changes in past primary production. However, other organic compounds such as amino acids, can be produced and emitted into the atmosphere during a phytoplankton bloom. These species can be transported and deposited onto the ice cap in polar regions...
July 13, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
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