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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349492/ganoderma-lucidum-phosphoglucomutase-is-required-for-hyphal-growth-polysaccharide-production-and-cell-wall-integrity
#1
Yanru Hu, Mengjiao Li, Shengli Wang, Sining Yue, Liang Shi, Ang Ren, Mingwen Zhao
Phosphoglucomutase (pgm) is an important enzyme in carbohydrate metabolism that is located at the branching point between glycolysis and the Leloir pathway. pgm catalyzes the reversible conversion reaction between glucose-6-phosphate (Glc-6-P) and glucose-1-phosphate (Glc-1-P). The glpgm gene was cloned in Escherichia coli, and the recombinant pgm protein from Ganoderma lucidum was purified in this study. The activity of native pgm was also detected to demonstrate that this predicted gene was functional in G...
January 18, 2018: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336575/challenges-in-the-conversion-of-manual-processes-to-machine-assisted-syntheses-activation-of-thioglycoside-donors-with-aryl-trifluoroethyl-iodonium-triflimide
#2
Regis C Saliba, Zachary J Wooke, Gabriel A Nieves, An-Hsiang Adam Chu, Clay S Bennett, Nicola L B Pohl
The steps needed to adapt a stable iodonium promoter for use in automated fluorous-assisted solution-phase oligosaccharide synthesis are described. Direct adaptation of the originally reported batch procedure resulted in the formation of an orthoester or protecting group transfer to the glycosyl acceptor. Fortunately, the addition of inexpensive β-pinene as an acid scavenger avoided both of these side reactions. The utility of this newly developed protocol was applied to the automated solution-phase synthesis of a β-glucan fragment...
January 16, 2018: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334323/development-of-functional-agricultural-products-utilizing-the-new-health-claim-labeling-system-in-japan
#3
Mari Maeda-Yamamoto, Toshio Ohtani
In April 2015, Consumer Affairs Agency of Japan launched a new food labeling system known as "Foods with Function Claims (FFC)." Under this system, the food industry independently evaluates scientific evidence on foods and describes their functional properties. As of May 23, 2017, 1023 FFC containing 8 fresh foods have been launched. Meanwhile, to clarify the health-promoting effects of agricultural products, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO) implemented the "Research Project on Development of Agricultural Products" and demonstrated the risk reduction of osteoporosis of β-cryptoxanthin rich Satsuma mandarins and the anti-allergic effect of the O-methylated catechin rich tea cultivar Benifuuki...
January 15, 2018: Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333391/analysis-of-antioxidant-and-anti-inflammatory-activities-of-solvent-fractions-from-rhynchosia-nulubilis-cultivated-with-ganoderma-lucidum-mycelium
#4
Mihye Park, Meera Kim
In this study, the crude ethanol Rhynchosia nulubilis cultivated with Ganoderma lucidum mycelium (RNGM) extract was solvent fractionated with organic solvents such as n-hexane, chloroform, ethyl acetate, and water. The anticancer activities, anti-inflammatory activity total polyphenols, total flavonoids, isoflavones, and β-glucan of the solvent fractions of RNGM were studied. The ethyl acetate fraction showed the highest 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl scavenging activity of 76.60% at 800 μg/mL. The ethyl acetate fraction also showed higher antioxidant activity in 2,2'-azino-bis(3-ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulfonic acid) and ferric reducing ability of plasma assays compared to the other fractions...
December 2017: Preventive Nutrition and Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329339/accessibility-and-contribution-to-glucan-masking-of-natural-and-genetically-tagged-versions-of-yeast-wall-protein-1-of-candida-albicans
#5
Bruce L Granger
Yeast wall protein 1 (Ywp1) is an abundant glycoprotein of the cell wall of the yeast form of Candida albicans, the most prevalent fungal pathogen of humans. Antibodies that bind to the polypeptide backbone of isolated Ywp1 show little binding to intact yeast cells, presumably because the Ywp1 epitopes are masked by the polysaccharides of the mannoproteins that form the outer layer of the cell wall. Rare cells do exhibit much greater anti-Ywp1 binding, however, and one of these was isolated and characterized...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328910/modulation-of-myelopoiesis-progenitors-is-an-integral-component-of-trained-immunity
#6
Ioannis Mitroulis, Klara Ruppova, Baomei Wang, Lan-Sun Chen, Michal Grzybek, Tatyana Grinenko, Anne Eugster, Maria Troullinaki, Alessandra Palladini, Ioannis Kourtzelis, Antonios Chatzigeorgiou, Andreas Schlitzer, Marc Beyer, Leo A B Joosten, Berend Isermann, Mathias Lesche, Andreas Petzold, Kai Simons, Ian Henry, Andreas Dahl, Joachim L Schultze, Ben Wielockx, Nicola Zamboni, Peter Mirtschink, Ünal Coskun, George Hajishengallis, Mihai G Netea, Triantafyllos Chavakis
Trained innate immunity fosters a sustained favorable response of myeloid cells to a secondary challenge, despite their short lifespan in circulation. We thus hypothesized that trained immunity acts via modulation of hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPCs). Administration of β-glucan (prototypical trained-immunity-inducing agonist) to mice induced expansion of progenitors of the myeloid lineage, which was associated with elevated signaling by innate immune mediators, such as IL-1β and granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF), and with adaptations in glucose metabolism and cholesterol biosynthesis...
January 11, 2018: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326969/data-set-of-enzyme-fingerprinting-of-dietary-fibre-components-arabinoxylan-and-%C3%AE-glucan-in-old-and-modern-italian-durum-wheat-genotypes
#7
Michele A De Santis, Ondrej Kosik, Diana Passmore, Zina Flagella, Peter R Shewry, Alison Lovegrove
The data presented are related to the research article entitled "Comparison of the dietary fibre composition of old and modern durum wheat (Triticum turgidum spp. durum) genotypes" (De Santis et al., 2018) [1]. This article provides details of the structures of the major dietary fibre components, arabinoxylan and β-glucan, in semolina and wholemeal flour of old and modern Italian durum wheat genotypes grown in two seasons, determined by enzyme digestion followed by high-performance anion-exchange chromatography (enzyme fingerprinting)...
February 2018: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319086/iridium-catalysis-reductive-conversion-of-glucan-to-xylan
#8
Martin Jæger Pedersen, Robert Madsen, Mads Hartvig Clausen
By using iridium catalysed dehydrogenative decarbonylation, we converted a partly protected cellobioside into a fully protected xylobioside. We demonstrate good yields with two different aromatic ester protecting groups. The resulting xylobioside was directly used as glycosyl donor in further synthesis of a xylooctaose.
January 10, 2018: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318623/subcutaneous-immunotherapy-with-purified-der-p1-and-2-suppresses-type-2-immunity-in-a-murine-asthma-model
#9
Laura Hesse, Nienke van Ieperen, Corine Habraken, Arjen H Petersen, Silvia Korn, Tim Smilda, Betty Goedewaagen, Marcel H Ruiters, Adrianus C van der Graaf, Martijn C Nawijn
Allergen-specific immunotherapy can induce long-term suppression of allergic symptoms, reduce medication use and prevent exacerbations of allergic rhinitis and asthma. Current treatment is based on crude allergen extracts, which contain immunostimulatory components such as β-glucans, chitins and endotoxin. Use of purified or recombinant allergens might therefore increase efficacy of treatment. Here, we test application of purified natural group 1 and 2 allergens from Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus (Der p) for subcutaneous immunotherapy (SCIT) treatment in a house dust mite (HDM) driven mouse model of allergic asthma...
January 10, 2018: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317507/identification-of-euglena-gracilis-%C3%AE-1-3-glucan-phosphorylase-and-establishment-of-a-new-glycoside-hydrolase-gh-family-gh149
#10
Sakonwan Kuhaudomlarp, Nicola J Patron, Bernard Henrissat, Martin Rejzek, Gerhard Saalbach, Robert A Field
Glycoside phosphorylases (EC 2.4.x.x) carry out the reversible phosphorolysis of glucan polymers, producing the corresponding sugar 1-phosphate and a shortened glycan chain. β-1,3-Glucan phosphorylase activities have been reported in the photosynthetic Euglenozoan Euglena gracilis, but the cognate protein sequences have not been identified to date. Continuing our efforts to understand the glycobiology of E. gracilis, we identified a candidate phosphorylase sequence, designated EgP1, by proteomic analysis of an enriched cellular protein lysate...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313961/impaired-phagocytosis-directs-human-monocyte-activation-in-response-to-fungal-derived-%C3%AE-glucan-particles
#11
Giorgio Camilli, Elif Eren, David L Williams, Vishukumar Aimanianda, Etienne Meunier, Jessica Quintin
Recognition of the fungal cell wall carbohydrate β-glucan by the host receptor Dectin-1 elicits broad immunomodulatory responses, such as phagocytosis and activation of oxidative burst. These responses are essential for engulfing and killing fungal pathogens. Phagocytic monocytes are key mediators of these early host inflammatory responses to infection. Remarkably, whether phagocytosis of fungal β-glucan leads to an inflammatory response in human monocytes remains to be established. Here, we show that phagocytosis of heat-killed Candida albicans is essential to trigger inflammation and cytokine release...
January 5, 2018: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311246/candida-albicans-%C3%AE-glucan-containing-particles-increase-ho-1-expression-in-oral-keratinocytes-via-ros-p38mapk-nrf2-pathway
#12
Yoko Ishida, Kouji Ohta, Takako Naruse, Hiroki Kato, Akiko Fukui, Hideo Shigeishi, Hiromi Nishi, Kei Tobiume, Masaaki Takechi
Oral keratinocytes provide the first line of host defense against oral candidiasis. We speculated that interactions of fungal cell wall components with oral keratinocytes regulate stress response against Candida infection, and examined the expression of genes induced by heat-killed Candida albicans in oral immortalized keratinocytes using a cDNA microarray technique. Of 24,000 genes revealed by that analysis, we focused on HO-1, a stress-inducible gene, as its expression was increased by both heat-killed as well as live C...
January 8, 2018: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311061/enhanced-efflux-pump-activity-in-old-candida-glabrata
#13
Somanon Bhattacharya, Bettina C Fries
The effect of replicative aging on antifungal resistance in Candida glabrata was investigated. Our studies demonstrate significantly increased transcription of ABC transporters as well as efflux pump activity in old compared to young C. glabrata cells of a fluconazole sensitive and resistant strain. In addition, higher tolerance to killing by micafungin and amphotericin B was noted and is associated with higher transcription of glucan synthase gene FKS1 and lower ergosterol content in older cells.
January 8, 2018: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310853/immobilization-of-%C3%AE-1-3-1-4-glucanase-from-bacillus-sp-on-porous-silica-for-production-of-%C3%AE-glucooligosaccharides
#14
Hwa Jin Cho, Won Je Jang, Soo Young Moon, Jong Min Lee, Jang-Ho Kim, Hyon-Sob Han, Kang-Woong Kim, Bong-Joo Lee, In-Soo Kong
(1,3)(1,4)-β-d-glucan has been determined to have various beneficial effects due to its unique structure. β-glucooligosaccharides (β-GOS), which are hydrolysates of barley (1,3)(1,4)-β-d-glucan, provide a useful prebiotic material for selective growth of probiotic bacteria. In this study, recombinant β-1,3-1,4-glucanase (Bg1314) from Bacillus sp. SJ-10 (KCCM 90078) was immobilized on porous silica using glutaraldehyde as a crosslinking reagent to achieve efficient production of β-GOS. We investigated the effects of factors such as the amounts of enzyme and glutaraldehyde, reaction temperature, and pH on catalytic activity...
March 2018: Enzyme and Microbial Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306433/insights-into-glucan-polysaccharide-recognition-using-glucooligosaccharide-microarrays-with-oxime-linked-neoglycolipid-probes
#15
Yan Liu, Angelina S Palma, Ten Feizi, Wengang Chai
Glucans are polysaccharides of increasing biomedical interest because of their involvement in mechanisms of pathogen recognition, modulation of the immune system and anticancer, and health-promoting activities. Most of these biological activities occur through specific interactions with glucan-recognizing proteins. However, detailed molecular studies of glucan recognition remain a challenge mainly due to the inherent sequence heterogeneity and polydispersity of glucan polysaccharides, and associated difficulties in their purification and sequence characterization...
2018: Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304442/structural-analysis-of-the-o-polysaccharide-from-the-lipopolysaccharide-of-pseudomonas-putida-bim-b-1100
#16
Evelina L Zdorovenko, Alexander S Shashkov, Alexandra A Kadykova, Elena P Kiseleva, Victoria V Savich, Galina I Novik, Yuriy A Knirel
Two specific polysaccharides, together with an →4)-α-d-Glcp-(1→ glucan (bacterial glycogen), were obtained from a lipopolysaccharide preparation isolated from the bacterium Pseudomonas putida BIM B-1100 by phenol/water extraction. The following structures of the polysaccharides were established by composition analysis, Smith degradation, ESI-MS, and 1D and 2D NMR spectroscopy.
December 25, 2017: Carbohydrate Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304214/biofilms-and-beyond-expanding-echinocandin-utility
#17
Emily L Larkin, Sharvari Dharmaiah, Mahmoud A Ghannoum
Echinocandins have been in use for over 15 years, starting with the first approval in 2001. Current trends, such as increasing resistance to fluconazole and shifts toward non-albicans spp. of Candida, suggest a growing role for echinocandins, as reflected by recent (2016) updates to guidelines that recommend echinocandins as first-line treatment for candidaemia. The efficacy, tolerability, and safety of echinocandins and their target site of action (1,3-β-d-glucan synthesis) have prompted research into potential new uses, such as for treatment of biofilm infections, MDR Candida auris and dermatophytes...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304213/echinocandin-prophylaxis-in-patients-undergoing-haematopoietic-cell-transplantation-and-other-treatments-for-haematological-malignancies
#18
David J Epstein, Susan K Seo, Janice M Brown, Genovefa A Papanicolaou
Antifungal prophylaxis is the standard of care for patients undergoing intensive chemotherapy for haematological malignancy or haematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT). Prophylaxis with azoles reduces invasive fungal infections and may reduce mortality. However, breakthrough infections still occur, and the use of azoles is sometimes complicated by pharmacokinetic variability, drug interactions, adverse events and other issues. Echinocandins are highly active against Candida species, including some organisms resistant to azoles, and have some clinical activity against Aspergillus species as well...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301309/biotinylated-cyclooligosaccharides-for-paclitaxel-solubilization
#19
Eunae Cho, Seunho Jung
The poor water solubility of paclitaxel causes significant problems in producing cancer therapeutic formulations. Here, we aimed to solubilize paclitaxel using biocompatible cyclic carbohydrates. Generally recognized as safe, labeled β-cyclodextrin (β-CD), a cyclic α-1,4-glucan consisting of seven glucoses, was prepared, and bio-sourced cyclosophoraoses (CyS), which are unbranched cyclic β-1,2-glucans with 17-23 glucose units, were purified using various chromatographic methods from Rhizobium leguminosarum cultural broth...
January 2, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295913/o-mannosylation-of-proteins-enables-histoplasma-yeast-survival-at-mammalian-body-temperatures
#20
Andrew L Garfoot, Kristie D Goughenour, Marcel Wüthrich, Murugesan V S Rajaram, Larry S Schlesinger, Bruce S Klein, Chad A Rappleye
The ability to grow at mammalian body temperatures is critical for pathogen infection of humans. For the thermally dimorphic fungal pathogen Histoplasma capsulatum, elevated temperature is required for differentiation of mycelia or conidia into yeast cells, a step critical for invasion and replication within phagocytic immune cells. Posttranslational glycosylation of extracellular proteins characterizes factors produced by the pathogenic yeast cells but not those of avirulent mycelia, correlating glycosylation with infection...
January 2, 2018: MBio
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