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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926828/harnessing-cancer-cell-metabolism-for-theranostic-applications-using-metabolic-glycoengineering-of-sialic-acid-in-breast-cancer-as-a-pioneering-example
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Haitham A Badr, Dina M M AlSadek, Motawa E El-Houseini, Christopher T Saeui, Mohit P Mathew, Kevin J Yarema, Hafiz Ahmed
Abnormal cell surface display of sialic acids - a family of unusual 9-carbon sugars - is widely recognized as distinguishing feature of many types of cancer. Sialoglycans, however, typically cannot be identified with sufficiently high reproducibility and sensitivity to serve as clinically accepted biomarkers and similarly, almost all efforts to exploit cancer-specific differences in sialylation signatures for therapy remain in early stage development. In this report we provide an overview of important facets of glycosylation that contribute to cancer in general with a focus on breast cancer as an example of malignant disease characterized by aberrant sialylation...
November 25, 2016: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926742/modeling-deficits-from-early-auditory-information-processing-to-psychosocial-functioning-in-schizophrenia
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Michael L Thomas, Michael F Green, Gerhard Hellemann, Catherine A Sugar, Melissa Tarasenko, Monica E Calkins, Tiffany A Greenwood, Raquel E Gur, Ruben C Gur, Laura C Lazzeroni, Keith H Nuechterlein, Allen D Radant, Larry J Seidman, Alexandra L Shiluk, Larry J Siever, Jeremy M Silverman, Joyce Sprock, William S Stone, Neal R Swerdlow, Debby W Tsuang, Ming T Tsuang, Bruce I Turetsky, David L Braff, Gregory A Light
Importance: Neurophysiologic measures of early auditory information processing (EAP) are used as endophenotypes in genomic studies and biomarkers in clinical intervention studies. Research in schizophrenia has established correlations among measures of EAP, cognition, clinical symptoms, and functional outcome. Clarifying these associations by determining the pathways through which deficits in EAP affect functioning would suggest when and where to therapeutically intervene. Objectives: To characterize the pathways from EAP to outcome and to estimate the extent to which enhancement of basic information processing might improve cognition and psychosocial functioning in schizophrenia...
December 7, 2016: JAMA Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926472/sweetened-beverage-intake-and-risk-of-latent-autoimmune-diabetes-in-adults-lada-and-type-2-diabetes
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Josefin E Löfvenborg, Tomas Andersson, Per-Ola Carlsson, Mozhgan Dorkhan, Leif Groop, Mats Martinell, Tiinamaija Tuomi, Alicja Wolk, Sofia Carlsson
OBJECTIVE: Sweetened beverage intake is associated with increased risk of type 2 diabetes, but its association with autoimmune diabetes is unclear. We aimed to investigate sweetened beverage intake and risk of latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (LADA); autoimmune diabetes with features of type 2 diabetes. DESIGN/METHODS: Data from a Swedish population-based study was used, including incident cases of LADA (n = 357) and type 2 diabetes (n = 1136) and randomly selected controls (n = 1371)...
December 2016: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925323/synthesis-binding-properties-and-differences-on-cell-uptake-of-g-quadruplex-ligands-based-on-carbohydrate-naphthalene-diimide-conjugates
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Matilde Arevalo, Filippo Doria, Efres Belmonte-Reche, Aurore De Rache, Jenny Campos-Salinas, Ricardo Lucas, Eva Falomir, Miguel Carda, Jose María Pérez-Victoria, Jean-Louis Mergny, Mauro Freccero, Juan Carlos Morales
G-quadruplex (G4) are currently being explored as therapeutic targets in cancer and other pathologies. We have synthesized six carbohydrate naphthalene diimide conjugates (carb-NDIs) as G4 ligands to investigate their potential selectivity on G4 binding and on cell penetration. Carb-NDIs have shown certain selectivity for G4 structures against DNA duplexes but the different sugar moieties did not induce a preference for a specific G4 topology. Interestingly, when monosaccharides were attached through a short ethylene linker to the NDI scaffold their cellular uptake was 2-3 fold more efficient than when the sugar was directly attached through its anomeric position...
December 7, 2016: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925212/sucrose-replacement-in-high-ratio-white-layer-cakes
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Rebecca A Miller, Orelia E Dann, Amanda R Oakley, Megan E Angermayer, Katherine H Brackebusch
BACKGROUND: Several commercially available alternative sweeteners have potential in reducing the caloric content of baked products. Sugar alcohols and natural sweeteners have similar bulk as sucrose and can replace sucrose directly. High intensity sweeteners have high potency but light weight so bulking agents are often added. This study determined alternative sweeteners and combinations of alternative sweetener and a bulking agent that produced good quality white layer cakes. RESULTS: Cakes made with maltitol were acceptable but erythritol and fructose produced undesirable cakes...
December 7, 2016: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925009/characteristics-and-fertility-of-sumatran-tiger-spermatozoa-cryopreserved-with-different-sugars
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Ni Wayan Kurniani Karja, Mokhamad Fahrudin, Mohamad Agus Setiadi, Ligaya Ita Tumbelaka, Retno Sudarwati, Yohana Tri Hastuti, Bongot Huas Mulia, Ardyta Widianti, Keni Sultan, Tsukasa Terazono, Zhao Namula, Masayasu Taniguchi, Fuminori Tanihara, Tatsuya Takemoto, Kazuhiro Kikuchi, Yoko Sato, Takeshige Otoi
BACKGROUND: Cryopreservation of semen is one of the most important methods for the preservation of endangered tigers. OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated the effects of sugar supplementation on the cryosurvival of spermatozoa from Sumatran tigers (Panthera tigris sumatrae). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The post-thaw characteristics and fertility of spermatozoa cryopreserved with different sugars (glucose, lactose, and trehalose) were evaluated using heterologous in-vitro fertilisation with cat oocytes...
July 2016: Cryo Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924829/diverse-specificity-of-cellulosome-attachment-to-the-bacterial-cell-surface
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Joana L A Brás, Benedita A Pinheiro, Kate Cameron, Fiona Cuskin, Aldino Viegas, Shabir Najmudin, Pedro Bule, Virginia M R Pires, Maria João Romão, Edward A Bayer, Holly L Spencer, Steven Smith, Harry J Gilbert, Victor D Alves, Ana Luísa Carvalho, Carlos M G A Fontes
During the course of evolution, the cellulosome, one of Nature's most intricate multi-enzyme complexes, has been continuously fine-tuned to efficiently deconstruct recalcitrant carbohydrates. To facilitate the uptake of released sugars, anaerobic bacteria use highly ordered protein-protein interactions to recruit these nanomachines to the cell surface. Dockerin modules located within a non-catalytic macromolecular scaffold, whose primary role is to assemble cellulosomal enzymatic subunits, bind cohesin modules of cell envelope proteins, thereby anchoring the cellulosome onto the bacterial cell...
December 7, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924363/characteristics-and-applications-of-recombinant-thermostable-amylopullulanase-of-geobacillus-thermoleovorans-secreted-by-pichia-pastoris
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M Nisha, T Satyanarayana
The 3'-deleted amylopullulanase gene from the extreme thermophile Geobacillus thermoleovorans (Gt-apuΔC) was expressed extracellularly in Pichia pastoris under both methanol-inducible AOX1 and constitutive GAP promoters. The expression of the gene (Gt-apuΔC) was higher under GAP promoter (36.2 U ml(-1), α-amylase; 33.5 U ml(-1), pullulanase) than that under AOX1 promoter (32.5 and 28.6 U ml(-1)). The heavily glycosylated Gt-apuΔC from the recombinant P. pastoris displays higher substrate specificity, thermal stability and starch saccharification efficiency than that expressed in Escherichia coli...
December 6, 2016: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924310/tunable-oleo-furan-surfactants-by-acylation-of-renewable-furans
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Dae Sung Park, Kristeen E Joseph, Maura Koehle, Christoph Krumm, Limin Ren, Jonathan N Damen, Meera H Shete, Han Seung Lee, Xiaobing Zuo, Byeongdu Lee, Wei Fan, Dionisios G Vlachos, Raul F Lobo, Michael Tsapatsis, Paul J Dauenhauer
An important advance in fluid surface control was the amphiphilic surfactant composed of coupled molecular structures (i.e., hydrophilic and hydrophobic) to reduce surface tension between two distinct fluid phases. However, implementation of simple surfactants has been hindered by the broad range of applications in water containing alkaline earth metals (i.e., hard water), which disrupt surfactant function and require extensive use of undesirable and expensive chelating additives. Here we show that sugar-derived furans can be linked with triglyceride-derived fatty acid chains via Friedel-Crafts acylation within single layer (SPP) zeolite catalysts...
November 23, 2016: ACS Central Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924123/increased-oxidative-stress-lipid-peroxidation-and-protein-degradation-trigger-senescence-in-iris-versicolor-l-flowers
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Syed Sabhi Ahmad, Inayatullah Tahir
Dynamics in various physiological and biochemical aspects were studied during various stages (I-tight bud stage to VI-senescent stage) of flower development in Iris versicolor. Floral diameter, fresh & dry mass and water content increased during flower opening and decreased towards senescence. Senescence was found to be related to the increased lipid peroxidation which was reflected in the decreased membrane stability index towards senescence. This increase in the lipid peroxidation was probably initiated by increased lipoxygenase activity which shot up just prior to the increase in lipid peroxidation...
October 2016: Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants: An International Journal of Functional Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923989/metabolic-control-of-tobacco-pollination-by-sugars-and-invertases
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Marc Goetz, Anne Guivarc'h, Jörg Hirsche, Martin Andreas Bauerfeind, María-Cruz González, Tae Kyung Hyun, Seung Hee Eom, Dominique Chriqui, Thomas Engelke, Dominik K Großkinsky, Thomas Roitsch
Pollination in flowering plants is initiated by germination of pollen grains on stigmas followed by fast growth of pollen tubes representing highly energy-consuming processes. The symplastic isolation of pollen grains and tubes requires import of sucrose available in the apoplast. We show that the functional coupling of sucrose cleavage by invertases and uptake of the released hexoses by monosaccharide transporters are critical for pollination in tobacco. Transcript profiling, in situ hybridization and immunolocalization of extracellular invertases and two monosaccharide transporters in vitro and in vivo support the functional coupling in supplying carbohydrates for pollen germination and tube growth evidenced by spatiotemporally coordinated expression...
December 6, 2016: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923932/nucleobase-modification-by-an-rna-enzyme
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Raghav R Poudyal, Phuong D M Nguyen, Melissa P Lokugamage, Mackenzie K Callaway, Jesse V Gavette, Ramanarayanan Krishnamurthy, Donald H Burke
Ribozymes can catalyze phosphoryl or nucleotidyl transfer onto ribose hydroxyls of RNA chains. We report a single ribozyme that performs both reactions, with a nucleobase serving as initial acceptor moiety. This unprecedented combined reaction was revealed while investigating potential contributions of ribose hydroxyls to catalysis by kinase ribozyme K28. For a 58nt, cis-acting form of K28, each nucleotide could be replaced with the corresponding 2'F analog without loss of activity, indicating that no particular 2'OH is specifically required...
December 6, 2016: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923904/augmentation-of-cytolytic-activity-in-murine-natural-killer-cells-and-inhibition-of-tumor-growth-by-the-ethanol-fraction-of-oyster-extract
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Kaito Sakaguchi, Ming Zhong, Saeko Kawai, Yoshio Shimizu, Eiichi Gohda
A reduced number and/or reduced activity of natural killer (NK) cells, which are important for defense against a variety of cancers and viral infections, occur under various stress conditions and in patients with various diseases. In this article, we report that the 30% to 50% ethanol precipitate of oyster extract (EPOE50) dose-dependently enhanced the activity of mouse spleen NK cells in vitro and in vivo. The activity of EPOE50 was eluted with a molecular weight of about 2000 by gel filtration and was inactivated by periodate but not by proteinase K...
December 5, 2016: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923787/type-of-supplemented-simple-sugar-not-merely-calorie-intake-determines-adverse-effects-on-metabolism-and-aortic-function-in-female-rats
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Gemma Sangüesa, Sonali Shaligram, Farjana Akhter, Núria Roglans, Juan C Laguna, Roshanak Rahimian, Marta Alegret
High consumption of simple sugars causes adverse cardio-metabolic effects. We investigated the mechanisms underlying the metabolic and vascular effects of glucose or fructose intake and determined whether these effects are exclusively related to increased calorie consumption. Female Sprague-Dawley rats were supplemented with 20% w/v glucose or fructose for 2 months, and plasma analytes and aortic response to vasodilator and vasoconstrictor agents were determined. Expression of molecules associated with lipid metabolism, insulin signalling and vascular response were evaluated in hepatic and/or aortic tissues...
December 6, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923783/advice-on-sugar-and-starch-is-urged-in-type-2-diabetes-counselling
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Jane Feinmann
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 5, 2016: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923735/a-shadow-detector-for-photosynthesis-efficiency
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Kang-Ling Liao, Roger D Jones, Patrick McCarter, Meral Tunc-Ozdemir, James A Draper, Timothy C Elston, David Kramer, Alan M Jones
Plants tolerate large variations in the intensity of the light environment by controlling the efficiency of solar to chemical energy conversion. To do this, plants have a mechanism to detect the intensity, duration, and change in light as they experience moving shadows, flickering light, and cloud cover. Sugars are the primary products of CO2 fixation, a metabolic pathway that is rate limited by this solar energy conversion. We propose that sugar is a signal encoding information about the intensity, duration and change in the light environment...
December 3, 2016: Journal of Theoretical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923548/efficient-production-of-pullulan-by-aureobasidium-pullulans-grown-on-mixtures-of-potato-starch-hydrolysate-and-sucrose
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Chao An, Sai-Jian Ma, Fan Chang, Wen-Jiao Xue
Pullulan is a natural exopolysaccharide with many useful characteristics. However, pullulan is more costly than other exopolysaccharides, which limits its effective application. The purpose of this study was to adopt a novel mixed-sugar strategy for maximizing pullulan production, mainly using potato starch hydrolysate as a low-cost substrate for liquid-state fermentation by Aureobasidium pullulans. Based on fermentation kinetics evaluation of pullulan production by A. pullulans 201253, the pullulan production rate of A...
November 19, 2016: Brazilian Journal of Microbiology: [publication of the Brazilian Society for Microbiology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923532/physiological-adaptations-to-sugar-intake-new-paradigms-from-drosophila-melanogaster
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REVIEW
Wen-Bin Alfred Chng, Ville Hietakangas, Bruno Lemaitre
Sugars are important energy sources, but high sugar intake poses a metabolic challenge and leads to diseases. Drosophila melanogaster is a generalist fruit breeder that encounters high levels of dietary sugars in its natural habitat. Consequently, Drosophila displays adaptive responses to dietary sugars, including highly conserved and unique metabolic adaptations not described in mammals. Carbohydrate homeostasis is maintained by a network comprising intracellular energy sensors, transcriptional regulators, and hormonal and neuronal mechanisms that together coordinate animal behavior, gut function, and metabolic flux...
December 3, 2016: Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism: TEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923492/hydrogen-bonding-interactions-and-enthalpy-relaxation-in-sugar-protein-glasses
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Bulat Sydykov, Harriëtte Oldenhof, Harald Sieme, Willem F Wolkers
In this study, hydrogen bonding interactions and enthalpy relaxation phenomena of sugar and sugar/protein glasses have been studied using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and differential scanning calorimetry. The sugar OH band in Fourier transform infrared spectra was used to derive the glass transition temperature, Tg, and the wavenumber-temperature coefficient (WTC) of the OH band. A study on mixtures of sucrose and albumin revealed that the glass transition temperature and strength of hydrogen bonds increased with increasing percentages of albumin...
December 3, 2016: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923019/crystallizing-sugar-science
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December 6, 2016: Nature Medicine
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