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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941406/theoretical-study-on-the-anomeric-effect-in-%C3%AE-substituted-tetrahydropyrans-and-piperidines
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Francisco A Martins, Josué M Silla, Matheus P Freitas
Conformational effects, including some controversial examples, have been reported in this work for 2-substituted tetrahydropyrans and piperidines, and for the respective protonated compounds [substituent = F, OH, OCH3, NH2, NHCH3 and N(CH3)2]. Hyperconjugation plays a major role in most cases, either due to endo or exo-anomeric interactions, especially when nitrogen is the electron donor to an antiperiplanar σ* orbital. This interaction also seems to contribute for the Perlin and reverse fluorine Perlin-like effects, which are related to the relative magnitude of (1)JC,H and (1)JC,F coupling constants, respectively, in axial and equatorial conformers...
September 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941398/the-mechanisms-mediating-the-antiepileptic-effects-of-the-ketogenic-diet-and-potential-opportunities-for-improvement-with-metabolism-altering-drugs
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Neil A Youngson, Margaret J Morris, Bill Ballard
The ketogenic diet (KD) is increasingly being used to treat patients with intractable epilepsy. Despite decades of research, the reason for its success, when anticonvulsants have failed, is still not completely understood. There are, however, many candidate mechanisms which can be grouped into those that alter neuronal excitability at the synapse, and those that confer neuroprotection. The molecular underpinning of these mechanisms centres on the shift from glucose- to lipid-based energy generation that accompanies a high fat/low carbohydrate diet...
September 13, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938440/sex-differences-in-the-hormonal-and-metabolic-response-to-dietary-protein-dilution
#3
Karlton R Larson, Kimberly A Russo, Yanbin Fang, Niloufar Mohajerani, Michael L Goodson, Karen K Ryan
Consumption of a low-protein, high-carbohydrate diet induces a striking increase in circulating fibroblast growth factor-21 (FGF21), which is associated with improved cardiometabolic health and increased longevity. Increased lifespan during this dietary protein 'dilution' has been explained by resource-mediated trade-offs between reproduction and survival, such that fecundity is optimized at a greater relative intake of proteins:carbohydrates. The magnitude of this trade-off is thought to be sex-dependent. Here, we tested the hypothesis that metabolic responses to dietary protein dilution are likewise dependent on sex...
August 9, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938434/fgf21-is-an-insulin-dependent-postprandial-hormone-in-adult-humans
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Ricardo J Samms, Jo E Lewis, Luke Norton, Francis B Stephens, Christopher J Gaffney, Tony Butterfield, Dennis Smith, Christine Cheng, James W Perfield, Andrew C Adams, Francis J P Ebling, Kostas Tsintzas
Context: Fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) secretion has been shown to respond directly to carbohydrate consumption, with glucose, fructose and sucrose all reported to increase plasma levels of FGF21 in rodents and humans. However, carbohydrate consumption also results in secretion of insulin. Objective: The aim of this study was to examine the combined and independent effects of hyperglycemia and hyperinsulinemia on total and bioactive FGF21 in the postprandial period in humans, and determine whether this effect is attenuated in conditions of altered insulin secretion and action...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938176/genotypic-differences-in-physiological-and-biochemical-responses-to-salinity-stress-in-melon-cucumis-melo-l-plants-prospects-for-selection-of-salt-tolerant-landraces
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Behrooz Sarabi, Sahebali Bolandnazar, Nasser Ghaderi, Jaleh Ghashghaie
Melon (Cucumis melo L.) is one of the most important horticultural crops in Iran often cultivated in arid and semiarid regions of the country with salinity problems. The objective of this work was to better understand the mechanisms of physiological and biochemical responses to salinity stress of five Iranian melon landraces "Samsuri", "Kashan", "Khatouni", "Suski-e-Sabz", and "Ghobadlu" from different geographical origins, and "Galia" F1 cultivar. Plants were grown under greenhouse conditions and irrigated with half-strength Hoagland solution containing 0, 30, 60, or 90 mM NaCl for 60 days...
September 13, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938118/snapshot-n-glycosylation-processing-pathways-across-kingdoms
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Cheng-Yu Chung, Natalia I Majewska, Qiong Wang, Jackson T Paul, Michael J Betenbaugh
Post-translational modification of proteins with carbohydrates shapes their localization and function. This SnapShot presents the core pathways from different organisms that install these complex and highly variable structures.
September 21, 2017: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937862/the-effect-of-preoperative-oral-carbohydrate-on-breastfeeding-after-cesarean-section-a-double-blind-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
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Razieh Khalooei Fard, Zohre Tabassi, Mostafa Qorbani, Saeed Hosseini
Delay in the initiation of breastfeeding is one of the problems of cesarean section. Its causes are insulin resistance, pain, anxiety, stress, thirst, hunger, and so on. Preoperative oral carbohydrate (OCH) reduces postoperative insulin resistance and improves postoperative recovery. The present study was conducted to evaluate the effect of preoperative oral carbohydrate on breastfeeding after cesarean section. In this double-blind randomized clinical trial, 91 pregnant women who underwent elective cesarean section were randomly assigned to preoperative OCH (Nutricia Preop; n = 45) or control group (water flavored with lemon; n = 46)...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Dietary Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937743/rational-design-of-an-anticalin-type-sugar-binding-protein-using-a-genetically-encoded-boronate-side-chain
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Selvakumar Edwardraja, Andreas Eichinger, Ina Theobald, Carina Andrea Sommer, Andreas J Reichert, Arne Skerra
The molecular recognition of carbohydrates plays a fundamental role in many biological processes. However, the development of carbohydrate-binding reagents for biomedical research and use poses a challenge due to the generally poor affinity of proteins towards sugars in aqueous solution. Here, we describe the effective molecular recognition of pyranose monosaccharides (in particular, galactose and mannose) by a rationally designed protein receptor based on the human lipocalin scaffold (Anticalin). Complexation relies on reversible covalent cis-diol boronate diester formation with a genetically encoded L-boronophenylalanine (Bpa) residue which was incorporated as a non-natural amino acid at a sterically permissive position in the binding site of the Anticalin, as confirmed by X-ray crystallography...
September 22, 2017: ACS Synthetic Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936943/modulation-of-the-gastrointestinal-microbiome-with-nondigestible-fermentable-carbohydrates-to-improve-human-health
#9
Edward C Deehan, Rebbeca M Duar, Anissa M Armet, Maria Elisa Perez-Muñoz, Mingliang Jin, Jens Walter
There is a clear association between the gastrointestinal (GI) microbiome and the development of chronic noncommunicable diseases, providing a rationale for the development of strategies that target the GI microbiota to improve human health. In this article, we discuss the potential of supplementing the human diet with nondigestible fermentable carbohydrates (NDFCs) to modulate the composition, structure, diversity, and metabolic potential of the GI microbiome in an attempt to prevent or treat human disease...
September 2017: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936871/effect-of-drying-moisture-exposed-almonds-on-the-development-of-the-quality-defect-concealed-damage
#10
Cristian Eduardo Rogel-Castillo, Kathleen K Luo, Guangwei Huang, Alyson Elayne Mitchell
Concealed damage (CD), is a term used by the nut industry to describe a brown discoloration of kernel nutmeat that becomes visible after moderate heat treatments (e.g. roasting). CD can result in consumer rejection and product loss. Postharvest exposure of almonds to moisture (e.g. rain) is a key factor in the development of CD as it promotes hydrolysis of proteins, carbohydrates and lipids. The effect of drying moisture-exposed almonds between 45°C - 95°C, prior to roasting was evaluated as a method for controlling CD in roasted almonds...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936499/low-cost-ionic-liquid-water-mixtures-for-effective-extraction-of-carbohydrate-and-lipid-from-algae
#11
Trang Q To, Kerryn Procter, Blake A Simmons, Suresh Subashchandrabose, Rob Atkin
Biomass based biofuels are already an important energy source, and will increasingly be so in the future as the need for renewable energy rises. Due to their fast multiplication rates, algae can provide a sustainable supply of biomass, and are attractive because they do not compete with food crops for habitat. Here we show that biomass derived from Chlorella vulgaris and Spirulina platensis can be pretreated with low cost choline amino acid based ionic liquids to effectively yield lipids (30.6% and 51% total lipids) and sugars (71% and 26% total sugars)...
September 22, 2017: Faraday Discussions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936496/h-pylori-%C3%AE-1-3-4-fucosyltransferase-hp3-4ft-catalyzed-one-pot-multienzyme-opme-synthesis-of-lewis-antigens-and-human-milk-fucosides
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Hai Yu, Yanhong Li, Zhigang Wu, Lei Li, Jie Zeng, Chao Zhao, Yijing Wu, Nova Tasnima, Jing Wang, Huaide Liu, Madhusudhan Reddy Gadi, Wanyi Guan, Peng G Wang, Xi Chen
Helicobacter pylori α1-3/4-fucosyltransferase (Hp3/4FT) was expressed in Escherichia coli at a level of 30 mg L(-1) culture and used as a diverse catalyst in a one-pot multienzyme (OPME) system for high-yield production of l-fucose-containing carbohydrates including Lewis antigens such as Lewis a, b, and x, O-sulfated Lewis x, and sialyl Lewis x and human milk fucosides such as 3-fucosyllactose (3-FL), lacto-N-fucopentaose (LNFP) III, and lacto-N-difuco-hexaose (LNDFH) II and III. Noticeably, while difucosylation of tetrasaccharides was readily achieved using an excess amount of donor, the synthesis of LNFP III was achieved by Hp3/4FT-catalyzed selective fucosylation of the N-acetyllactosamine (LacNAc) component in lacto-N-neotetraose (LNnT)...
September 22, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936203/modulation-of-gut-microbiome-composition-and-function-in-experimental-colitis-treated-with-sulfasalazine
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Haihui Zheng, Mingyi Chen, Yuan Li, Yuanyuan Wang, Lin Wei, Ziqiong Liao, Mengxia Wang, Fangli Ma, Qiongfeng Liao, Zhiyong Xie
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) results from alterations in intestinal flora and the immune system. Sulfasalazine (SASP) is a sulfa antimicrobial used to treat IBD in clinic for years. However, how SASP affects gut microbes and its potential functions remains unclear. To investigate the relationships of SASP, IBD, and gut microbiome, we used 2,4,6-trinitrobenzenesulfonic acid (TNBS) to induce experimental colitis in rats, and analyzed the microbiota in the fecal samples, which come from the control group (treated with ethanol + saline), the model group (treated with TNBS-ethanol + saline) and the SASP group (treated with TNBS-ethanol + SASP), with 16S gene sequencing and followed up a subset sample using shotgun sequencing...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935950/transcriptome-analyses-suggest-a-novel-hypothesis-for-whitefly-adaptation-to-tobacco
#14
Wen-Qiang Xia, Xin-Ru Wang, Yan Liang, Shu-Sheng Liu, Xiao-Wei Wang
The adaptation of herbivorous insects to various host plants facilitates the spread and outbreak of many important invasive pests, however, the molecular mechanisms that underneath this process are poorly understood. In the past three decades, two species of the whitefly Bemisia tabaci complex, Middle East-Asia Minor 1 and Mediterranean, have invaded many countries. Their rapid and widespread invasions are partially due to their ability to infest a wide range of host plants. In this study, we determined the transcriptome and phenotypic changes of one Mediterranean whitefly population during its adaptation to tobacco, an unsuitable host plant...
September 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935603/discovery-and-biochemical-characterization-of-a-mannose-phosphorylase-catalyzing-the-synthesis-of-novel-%C3%AE-1-3-mannosides
#15
Faisal Nureldin Awad, Pedro Laborda, Meng Wang, Ai Min Lu, Qian Li, Zhi Peng Cai, Li Liu, Josef Voglmeir
BACKGROUND: Mannoside phosphorylases are frequently found in bacteria and play an important role in carbohydrate processing. These enzymes catalyze the reversible conversion of β-1,2- or β-1,4-mannosides to mannose and mannose-1-phosphate in the presence of inorganic phosphate. METHODS: The biochemical parameters of this recombinantly expressed novel mannose phosphorylase were obtained. Furthermore purified reaction products were subjected to ESI- and MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry and detailed NMR analysis to verify this novel type of β-1,3-mannose linkage...
September 18, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935437/responses-to-sugar-and-sugar-receptor-gene-expression-in-different-social-roles-of-the-honeybee-apis-mellifera
#16
Laura Değirmenci, Markus Thamm, Ricarda Scheiner
Honeybees (Apis mellifera) are well-known for their sophisticated division of labor with each bee performing sequentially a series of social tasks. Colony organization is largely based on age-dependent division of labor. While bees perform several tasks inside the hive such as caring for brood ("nursing"), cleaning or sealing brood cells or producing honey, older bees leave to colony to collect pollen (proteins) and nectar (carbohydrates) as foragers. The most pronounced behavioral transition occurs when nurse bees become foragers...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Insect Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935140/d-allulose-enhances-postprandial-fat-oxidation-in-healthy-humans
#17
Tomonori Kimura, Akane Kanasaki, Noriko Hayashi, Takako Yamada, Tetsuo Iida, Yasuo Nagata, Kazuhiro Okuma
OBJECTIVE: d-Allulose, a C-3 epimer of d-fructose, has been reported to decrease body weight and adipose tissue weight in animal studies and is expected to be a potent antiobese sweetener. Our animal study suggested that one of the mechanisms of d-allulose's antiobesity function is an increase in energy expenditure. However, a few studies have thus far explored the underlying mechanism in humans. The aim of this study was to examine the effects of a single ingestion of d-allulose on postprandial energy metabolism in healthy participants...
November 2017: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935111/evaluation-of-virus-like-particle-based-tumor-associated-carbohydrate-immunogen-in-a-mouse-tumor-model
#18
Suttipun Sungsuwan, Xuanjun Wu, Xuefei Huang
Tumor-associated carbohydrate antigens (TACAs) are attractive targets for anticancer vaccine development. Due to the low immunogenicity of TACAs, a powerful carrier system is needed to boost immune responses. Virus-like particles (VLPs) are an exciting platform for delivering TACAs to the immune system. The high symmetry of VLPs enables the display of TACAs in an organized manner, which in turn can potently activate antibody secreting B cells, eliciting high titers of antiglycan IgG antibodies. In this chapter, the protocol for conjugating a prototypical TACA, the Tn antigen to a VLP, bacteriophage Qβ, is presented...
2017: Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935109/identification-and-design-of-synthetic-b-cell-epitopes-for-carbohydrate-based-vaccines
#19
Felix Broecker, Peter H Seeberger
Synthetic oligosaccharide-based vaccines are promising alternatives to conventional antibacterial carbohydrate vaccines prepared with isolated polysaccharides. Unlike polysaccharides, synthetic glycans are well defined, contaminant-free, and accessible even for pathogens that cannot be fermented or show limited carbohydrate biosynthesis in vitro. However, identifying synthetic glycan B cell epitopes that induce protective immunity has traditionally been a time-consuming trial-and-error process, as predicting the immunogenicity of an oligosaccharide by means of structure alone is not straightforward...
2017: Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935107/glycoengineered-outer-membrane-vesicles-as-a-platform-for-vaccine-development
#20
Ezequiel Valguarnera, Mario F Feldman
As we enter into the postantibiotic era, vaccines to prevent bacterial infections previously treatable with antibiotics are urgently needed. Most successful antibacterial vaccines are glycoconjugates, composed of cell surface carbohydrates chemically attached to a carrier protein. Glycoconjugate vaccines provide a safe and consistent strategy against polysaccharide-encapsulated pathogens. The best examples are the conjugate vaccines against Haemophilus influenzae type b, Streptococcus pneumoniae, and Neisseria meningitidis, all based on capsular polysaccharides...
2017: Methods in Enzymology
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