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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743089/understanding-the-interaction-of-concanavalin-a-with-mannosyl-glycoliposomes-a-surface-plasmon-resonance-and-fluorescence-study
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Catalina Sandoval-Altamirano, Susana A Sanchez, Nancy F Ferreyra, German Gunther
The specificity of carbohydrate-protein interaction is a key factor in many biological processes and it is the foundation of technologies using glycoliposomes in drug delivery. The incorporation of glycolipids in vesicles is expected to increase their specificity toward particular targets such as lectins; however, the degree of exposure of the carbohydrate moiety at the liposome surface is a crucial parameter to be considered in the interaction. Herein we report the synthesis of mannose derivatives with one or two hydrophobic chains of different length, designed with the purpose of modifying the degree of exposure of the mannose when they were incorporated into liposomes...
July 18, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742352/stereocontrolled-nucleophilic-addition-to-five-membered-oxocarbenium-ions-directed-by-the-protecting-groups-application-to-the-total-synthesis-of-varitriol-and-of-two-diastereoisomers-thereof
#2
Alma Sánchez-Eleuterio, William Hernán García-Santos, Howard Díaz-Salazar, Marcos Hernández-Rodríguez, Alejandro Cordero-Vargas
A stereodivergent C-glycosidation of carbohydrate-derived lactones can be mediated by the protecting groups, and applied to the total synthesis of (+)-varitriol and of two diastereoisomers thereof, which represent an unprecedent use of the protecting groups in the synthesis of a naturally occurring compound. In particular, the stereoselective nucleophile attack for 2,3-trans substituted five-membered ring oxocarbenium ions is strongly influenced by the presence of aromatic rings in the protecting groups. According to quantum chemical calculations, the stereoselectvity depends on the π-π interactions between the aromatic ring of the C-2 protecting group with the exocyclic triple bond and the oxocarbenium ion...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741460/discovery-and-biochemical-characterization-of-udp-glucose-dehydrogenase-from-akkermansia-muciniphila
#3
Shuang Wei, Xiao-Yang Zhang, Yue Sun, Louis Patrick Conway, Li Liu
We report the discovery and characterization of a UDP-glucose dehydrogenase (AmUGD) from Akkermansia muciniphila, a bacterium originally isolated from human faeces in an anaerobic medium containing gastric mucin as the sole carbon source. The recombinant form of the protein was expressed in E. coli and the purified enzyme exhibited optimum levels of activity at 37°C and pH 9.0. While the enzyme is active in the absence of metal ions, the presence of Zn2+ ions results in markedly enhanced levels of catalysis...
July 24, 2017: Protein and Peptide Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741382/sodium-glucose-co-transporter-2-inhibitor-luseogliflozin-in-the-management-of-type-2-diabetes-a-drug-safety-evaluation
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Daisuke Yabe, Yoshiyuki Hamamoto, Yusuke Seino, Hitoshi Kuwata, Takeshi Kurose, Yutaka Seino
Sodium glucose co-transporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors have been developed recently as a new class of anti-diabetic drug, and are becoming widely used in the management of type 2 diabetes (T2D). As these agents have a considerably different glucose-lowering mechanism from those of other anti-diabetic drugs, safe use of this drug class needs to be discussed based on data available from preapproval clinical trials as well as real-world studies. The SGLT2 inhibitor luseogliflozin was developed by Taisho Pharmaceutical Co...
July 25, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741208/short-duration-hydrothermal-fermentation-of-food-waste-preparation-of-soil-conditioner-for-amending-organic-matter-impoverished-arable-soils
#5
Jiaqi Hou, Mingxiao Li, Beidou Xi, Wenbing Tan, Jie Ding, Yan Hao, Dongming Liu, Hongliang Liu
Soil conditioners can be used to compensate for the insufficient soil nutrition and organic matter (OM) of arable soils. However, the traditional preparation method for soil conditioners is lengthy and requires facilities that occupy large tracts of land. In this study, a short-duration hydrothermal fermentation (SHF) method was developed for the preparation of soil conditioners from food waste. The SHF method required only 18 h to produce soil conditioners with physicochemical characteristics that were similar to those of soil conditioners obtained through traditional fermentation (TF), which takes 20 days to complete...
July 25, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741207/evaluation-of-colour-temperatures-in-the-cultivation-of-dunaliella-salina-and-nannochloropsis-oculata-in-the-production-of-lipids-and-carbohydrates
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Salim Gabriel Pavón-Suriano, Luis Alfredo Ortega-Clemente, Sergio Curiel-Ramírez, María Isabel Jiménez-García, Ignacio Alejandro Pérez-Legaspi, Paula Natalia Robledo-Narváez
The production of biofuels from microalgae is a promising and sustainable alternative. Its production is determined by the content of lipids and carbohydrates, which is different for each microalgae species and is affected by environmental factors, being lighting one of the principal determining their biochemical composition. The colour temperature (electromagnetic radiation and light spectrum) is a determining factor for the production of lipids and carbohydrates in microalgae. The aim of this assay was to evaluate the effect of three colour temperatures (6500, 10,000 and 20,000 °K) on the biomass (cel mL(-1)), biomass production and productivity (g L(-1) and g L(-1) day(-1)), lipid and carbohydrate content (%), lipid and carbohydrate production and productivity (mg L(-1) and mg L(-1) day(-1)), composition and content of fatty acids (%) in two microalgae species: Dunaliella salina and Nannochloropsis oculata...
July 25, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741083/construction-of-bioengineered-yeast-platform-for-direct-bioethanol-production-from-alginate-and-mannitol
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Toshiyuki Takagi, Yusuke Sasaki, Keisuke Motone, Toshiyuki Shibata, Reiji Tanaka, Hideo Miyake, Tetsushi Mori, Kouichi Kuroda, Mitsuyoshi Ueda
Brown macroalgae are a sustainable and promising source for bioethanol production because they are abundant in ocean ecosystems and contain negligible quantities of lignin. Brown macroalgae contain cellulose, hemicellulose, mannitol, laminarin, and alginate as major carbohydrates. Among these carbohydrates, brown macroalgae are characterized by high levels of alginate and mannitol. The direct bioconversion of alginate and mannitol into ethanol requires extensive bioengineering of assimilation processes in the standard industrial microbe Saccharomyces cerevisiae...
July 24, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740982/pyranose-ring-conformations-in-mono-and-oligosaccharides-a-combined-md-and-dft-approach
#8
Karolina Gaweda, Wojciech Plazinski
Among the descriptors of the molecular structure of carbohydrates, the conformation of the pyranose ring is usually the most problematic one to tackle. We present the results of a systematic study oriented at determining the ring-inversion properties of all d-hexopyranoses in the form of monosaccharides, O1-methylated monosaccharides and homotrisaccharides. Contrary to the existing studies, based either on molecular mechanics force fields or on conformational search within ab initio potentials, we combine the structural information from molecular dynamics simulations performed within the GROMOS 56a6CARBO_R force field and use it in a subsequent geometry optimization procedure, performed at the DFT level of theory...
July 25, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740415/the-extracellular-matrix-of-eggshell-displays-anti-inflammatory-activities-through-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-in-lps-triggered-human-immune-cells
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Tram T Vuong, Sissel B Rønning, Henri-Pierre Suso, Ralf Schmidt, Kristian Prydz, Marlene Lundström, Anders Moen, Mona E Pedersen
Avian eggshell membrane (ESM) is a natural biomaterial that has been used as an alternative natural bandage on burned and cut skin injuries for >400 years in Asian countries, and is available in large quantities from egg industries. Our aim was to characterize ESM that was separated and processed from egg waste, and to study whether this material possesses anti-inflammatory properties, making it suitable as an ingredient in industrial production of low cost wound healing products. Our results show that the processed ESM particles retain a fibrous structure similar to that observed for the native membrane, and contain collagen, and carbohydrate components such as hyaluronic acid and sulfated glycosaminoglycans, as well as N-glycans, mostly with uncharged structures...
2017: Journal of Inflammation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739801/sustained-o-glcnacylation-reprograms-mitochondrial-function-to-regulate-energy-metabolism
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Ee Phie Tan, Steven R McGreal, Stefan Graw, Robert Tessman, Scott J Koppel, Pramod Dhakal, Zhen Zhang, Miranda Machacek, Natasha E Zachara, Devin C Koestler, Kenneth R Peterson, John P Thyfault, Russell H Swerdlow, Partha Krishnamurthy, Luciano DiTacchio, Udayan Apte, Chad Slawson
Dysfunctional mitochondria and generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) promote chronic diseases, which have spurred interest in the molecular mechanisms underlying these conditions. Previously, we have demonstrated that disruption of post-translational modification of proteins with β-linked N-acetylglucosamine (O-GlcNAcylation) via overexpression of the O-GlcNAc regulating enzymes O-GlcNAc transferase (OGT) or O-GlcNAcase (OGA) impairs mitochondrial function. Here, we report that sustained alterations in O-GlcNAcylation either by pharmacological or genetic manipulation also alters metabolic function...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738912/changes-in-dietary-intake-following-a-culturally-adapted-lifestyle-intervention-among-iraqi-immigrants-to-sweden-at-high-risk-of-type-2-diabetes-a-randomised-trial
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Faiza Siddiqui, Vicky Winther, Azra Kurbasic, Emily Sonestedt, Katarina Balcker Lundgren, Staffan Lindeberg, Peter M Nilsson, Louise Bennet
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effectiveness of a culturally adapted lifestyle intervention for changing dietary intake, particularly energy, fat and fibre intakes, in the intervention group (IG) compared with the control group (CG). DESIGN: Randomised controlled trial. SETTING: IG (n 50) and CG (n 46). The IG was offered seven group sessions, including one cooking class, over a period of 4 months. The participants filled out 4 d food diaries at the start, mid and end of the study...
July 25, 2017: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738909/quantifying-associations-of-the-dietary-share-of-ultra-processed-foods-with-overall-diet-quality-in-first-nations-peoples-in-the-canadian-provinces-of-british-columbia-alberta-manitoba-and-ontario
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Malek Batal, Louise Johnson-Down, Jean-Claude Moubarac, Amy Ing, Karen Fediuk, Tonio Sadik, Constantine Tikhonov, Laurie Chan, Noreen Willows
OBJECTIVE: To quantify associations of the dietary share of ultra-processed foods (UPF) with the overall diet quality of First Nations peoples. DESIGN: A cross-sectional analysis of data from the First Nations Food, Nutrition and Environment Study, designed to contribute to knowledge gaps regarding the diet of First Nations peoples living on-reserve, south of the 60th parallel. A multistage sampling of communities was conducted. All foods from 24 h dietary recalls were categorized into NOVA categories and analyses were performed to evaluate the impact of UPF on diet quality...
July 25, 2017: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738544/a-xylanase-aided-enzymatic-pretreatment-facilitates-cellulose-nanofibrillation
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Lingfeng Long, Dong Tian, Jinguang Hu, Fei Wang, Jack Saddler
Although biological pretreatment of cellulosic fiber based on endoglucanases has shown some promise to facilitate cellulose nanofibrillation, its efficacy is still limited. In this study, a xylanase-aided endoglucanase pretreatment was assessed on the bleached hardwood and softwood Kraft pulps to facilitate the downstream cellulose nanofibrillation. Four commercial xylanase preparations were compared and the changes of major fiber physicochemical characteristics such as cellulose/hemicellulose content, gross fiber properties, fiber morphologies, cellulose accessibility/degree of polymerization (DP)/crystallinity were systematically evaluated before and after enzymatic pretreatment...
July 9, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738229/a-facile-one-step-method-for-cell-lysis-and-dna-extraction-of-waterborne-pathogens-using-a-microchip
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Vivek Kamat, Sulaxna Pandey, Kishore Paknikar, Dhananjay Bodas
Globally, waterborne organisms are the primary causative agents for the transmission of various forms of diarrheal diseases. For accurate diagnosis, molecular tools have gained considerable attention in the recent past. Molecular tools require DNA as the starting material for diagnosis, and hence, a prerequisite is the quality and integrity of DNA. To obtain high quality DNA rapidly, we have fabricated a microchip in poly(dimethyl siloxane) (PDMS) by soft lithography process. The microchip facilitated in-flow coating of chitosan on the magnetic nanoparticles, which under external mechanical vibration caused cell lysis and released DNA in the supernatant...
July 18, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738195/proteomic-and-genetics-insights-on-the-response-of-the-bacteriocinogenic-lactobacillus-sakei-crl1862-during-biofilm-formation-on-stainless-steel-surface-at-10%C3%A2-c
#15
Mariana Pérez-Ibarreche, Lucía M Mendoza, Graciela Vignolo, Silvina Fadda
Some lactic acid bacteria have the ability to form biofilms on food-industry surfaces and this property could be used to control food pathogens colonization. Lactobacillus sakei CR1862 was selected considering its bacteriocinogenic nature and ability to adhere to abiotic surfaces at low temperatures. In this study, the proteome of L. sakei CRL1862 grown either under biofilm on stainless steel surface and planktonic modes of growth at 10°C, was investigated. Using two-dimensional gel electrophoresis, 29 out of 43 statistically significant spots were identified by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry...
July 4, 2017: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737859/association-between-dietary-glycemic-load-and-metabolic-syndrome-in-obese-children-and-adolescents
#16
Angela Cornejo-Monthedoro, Isel Negreiros-Sánchez, Carlos Del Águila, Marlit Ysla-Marquillo, Percy Mayta-Tristán
OBJETIVE: To study the association between the metabolic syndrome (MS) and the glycemic load (GL) of food intake among obese children and adolescents seen in consultation by the endocrinology team in a pediatric referral hospital in Lima, Peru. POPULATION AND METHOD: Cross-sectional study among obese children and adolescents (body mass index ≥ 95 percentile), 10-15 years old. The MS was classified according to criteria of the International Diabetes Federation...
August 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737678/an-update-on-jacalin-like-lectins-and-their-role-in-plant-defense
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REVIEW
Lara Esch, Ulrich Schaffrath
Plant lectins are proteins that reversibly bind carbohydrates and are assumed to play an important role in plant development and resistance. Through the binding of carbohydrate ligands, lectins are involved in the perception of environmental signals and their translation into phenotypical responses. These processes require down-stream signaling cascades, often mediated by interacting proteins. Fusing the respective genes of two interacting proteins can be a way to increase the efficiency of this process. Most recently, proteins containing jacalin-related lectin (JRL) domains became a subject of plant resistance responses research...
July 22, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737399/rapid-characterization-of-the-human-breast-milk-lipidome-using-a-solid-phase-microextraction-and-liquid-chromatography-mass-spectrometry-based-approach
#18
Dorota Garwolińska, Weronika Hewelt-Belka, Jacek Namieśnik, Agata Kot-Wasik
Human breast milk (HBM) is a biofluid consisting of various biomolecules such as proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, minerals and bioactive substances. Due to its unique and complex composition, HBM provides not only nutritional components required for the growth of the infant, but also additional protection against infections. Global insight into the composition of HBM is crucial to understanding the health benefits infants receive from breastfeeding and could be used to improve the composition of milk formula for babies that cannot be breastfed...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737202/-euglycemic-ketosis-in-an-adolescent-with-type-1-diabetes-on-insulin-and-dapaglifozin-case-report
#19
Marcia Pereyra A, Cristhian Ramírez, Rossana Román
Dapagliflozin, an insulin-independent sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitor (SGLT2-I) induces glycosuria and reduces hyperglycemia in adults with type 2 diabetes. OBJECTIVE: To present an “euglycemic” diabetic ketosis in an adolescent with type 1 diabetes (T1D) receiving dapagliflozin, to alert about the risk of a drug not approved in children nor in T1D. CASE REPORT: A 17 years old adolescent with T1D during 9 years, was started on dapagliflozin 10 mg / day to reduce insulin dose and weight...
June 2017: Revista Chilena de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736642/gemcitabine-nab-paclitaxel-as-second-line-therapy-following-folfirinox-in-metastatic-advanced-pancreatic-cancer-retrospective-analysis-of-response
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Khanh T Nguyen, Aparna Kalyan, H Scott Beasley, Aatur D Singhi, Weijing Sun, Herbert J Zeh, Daniel Normolle, Nathan Bahary
BACKGROUND: Given the tolerability of nPG in first-line therapy, we desired to evaluate the response and toxicity profiles of second-line gemcitabine with nab-paclitaxel (nPG) following FOLFIRINOX. Methods: We retrospectively identified 30 patients who received first-line FOLFIRINOX for unresectable or metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma followed by second-line nPG. Response was evaluated by RECIST criteria and carbohydrate antigen 19-9 (CA19-9) change. RESULTS: Median age was 63 years with 77% percent having metastatic disease...
June 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
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