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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735452/characterization-of-polymeric-substance-classes-in-cereal-based-beverages-using-asymmetrical-flow-field-flow-fractionation-with-a-multi-detection-system
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Georg Krebs, Thomas Becker, Martina Gastl
Cereal-based beverages contain a complex mixture of various polymeric macromolecules including polysaccharides, peptides, and polyphenols. The molar mass of polymers and their degradation products affect different technological and especially sensory parameters of beverages. Asymmetrical flow field-flow fractionation (AF4) coupled with multi-angle light scattering (MALS) and refractive index detection (dRI) or UV detection (UV) is a technique for structure and molar mass distribution analysis of macromolecules commonly used for pure compound solutions...
July 22, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734224/structural-characterization-of-glucosylated-lactose-derivatives-synthesized-by-the-lactobacillus-reuteri-gtfa-and-gtf180-glucansucrase-enzymes
#2
Hien T T Pham, Lubbert Dijkhuizen, Sander S van Leeuwen
Glucansucrase enzymes from lactic acid bacteria are receiving strong interest because of their wide range of gluco-oligosaccharide and polysaccharide products from sucrose, some of which have prebiotic potential. Glucansucrases GtfA and Gtf180 from Lactobacillus reuteri strains are known to convert sucrose into α-glucans with different types of linkages, but also to use other molecules as acceptor substrates. Here we report that incubation of (N-terminally truncated versions of) these enzymes with lactose plus sucrose resulted in synthesis of at least 5 glucosylated lactose products of a degree of polymerization (DP) of 3-4...
July 8, 2017: Carbohydrate Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733410/radioactive-labeling-and-fractionation-of-fission-yeast-walls
#3
Pilar Pérez, Juan C Ribas
Fungal cells contain an essential structure external to the cell, made of polysaccharides and proteins, termed the cell wall. Polysaccharides represent ∼96% of the cell wall on a dry-weight basis. They are complex insoluble polymers connected to each other by covalent linkages and hydrogen bonds with specific localizations in the cell wall and septum. Fission yeast contains three β-glucans (a major branched β(1,3)-glucan, a minor linear β(1,3)-glucan, and a minor branched β(1,6)-glucan), two α-glucans (a major α(1,3)-glucan and a minor α(1,4)-glucan), and a minor amount of galactomannan-linked glycoproteins...
July 21, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732129/%C3%A3-1-6-glucan-synthesis-associated-genes-are-required-for-proper-spore-wall-formation-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
#4
Hua-Ping Pan, Ning Wang, Hiroyuki Tachikawa, Hideki Nakanishi, Xiao-Dong Gao
The yeast spore wall is an excellent model to study the assembly of an extracellular macromolecule structure. In the present study, mutants defective in ß-1,6-glucan synthesis, including kre1∆, kre6∆, kre9∆, and big1∆, were sporulated to analyze the effect of ß-1,6-glucan defects on the spore wall. Except for kre6∆, these mutant spores were sensitive to treatment with ether, suggesting that the mutations perturb the integrity of the spore wall. Morphologically, the mutant spores were indistinguishable from wild-type spores...
July 21, 2017: Yeast
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729759/transcriptome-wide-identification-and-characterization-of-starch-branching-enzyme-in-finger-millet
#5
Rajhans Tyagi, Apoorv Tiwari, Vijay Kumar Garg, Sanjay Gupta
Starch-branching enzymes (SBEs) are one of the four major enzyme classes involved in starch biosynthesis in plants and play an important role in determining the structure and physical properties of starch granules. Multiple SBEs are involved in starch biosynthesis in plants. Finger millet is calcium rich important serial crop belongs to grass family and the transcriptome data of developing spikes is available on NCBI. In this study it was try to find out the gene sequence of starch branching enzyme and annotate the sequence and submit the sequence for further use...
2017: Bioinformation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729615/deletion-of-the-cela-gene-in-aspergillus-nidulans-triggers-overexpression-of-secondary-metabolite-biosynthetic-genes
#6
Gea Guerriero, Lucia Silvestrini, Sylvain Legay, Frank Maixner, Michael Sulyok, Jean-Francois Hausman, Joseph Strauss
Although much progress has been made in the study of cell wall biosynthetic genes in the model filamentous fungus Aspergillus nidulans, there are still targets awaiting characterization. An example is the gene celA (ANIA_08444) encoding a putative mixed linkage glucan synthase. To characterize the role of celA, we deleted it in A. nidulans, analyzed the phenotype of the mycelium and performed RNA-Seq. The strain shows a very strong phenotype, namely "balloons" along the hyphae and aberrant conidiophores, as well as an altered susceptibility to cell wall drugs...
July 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729051/inhibiting-effects-of-fructanase-on-competence-stimulating-peptide-dependent-quorum-sensing-system-in-streptococcus-mutans
#7
Yusuke Suzuki, Ryo Nagasawa, Hidenobu Senpuku
Streptococcus mutans produces glucosyltransferases encoded by the gtfB and gtfC genes, which synthesize insoluble glucan, and both insoluble and soluble glucans by conversion of sucrose, and are known as principal agents to provide strong biofilm formation and demineralization on tooth surfaces. S. mutans possess a Com-dependent quorum sensing (QS) system, which is important for survival in severe conditions. The QS system is stimulated by the interaction between ComD {Receptor to competence-stimulating peptide (CSP)} encoded by the comD and CSP encoded by the comC, and importantly associated with bacteriocin production and genetic competence...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727805/turgor-responsive-starch-phosphorylation-in-oryza-sativa-stems-a-primary-event-of-starch-degradation-associated-with-grain-filling-ability
#8
Hiroshi Wada, Chisato Masumoto-Kubo, Koichi Tsutsumi, Hiroshi Nonami, Fukuyo Tanaka, Haruka Okada, Rosa Erra-Balsells, Kenzo Hiraoka, Taiken Nakashima, Makoto Hakata, Satoshi Morita
Grain filling ability is mainly affected by the translocation of carbohydrates generated from temporarily stored stem starch in most field crops including rice (Oryza sativa L.). The partitioning of non-structural stem carbohydrates has been recognized as an important trait for raising the yield ceiling, yet we still do not fully understand how carbohydrate partitioning occurs in the stems. In this study, two rice subspecies that exhibit different patterns of non-structural stem carbohydrates partitioning, a japonica-dominant cultivar, Momiroman, and an indica-dominant cultivar, Hokuriku 193, were used as the model system to study the relationship between turgor pressure and metabolic regulation of non-structural stem carbohydrates, by combining the water status measurement with gene expression analysis and a dynamic prefixed 13C tracer analysis using a mass spectrometer...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726737/respiratory-tract-infections-and-the-role-of-biologically-active-polysaccharides-in-their-management-and-prevention
#9
REVIEW
Milos Jesenak, Ingrid Urbancikova, Peter Banovcin
Respiratory tract infections (RTIs) are the most common form of infections in every age category. Recurrent respiratory tract infections (RRTIs), a specific form of RTIs, represent a typical and common problem associated with early childhood, causing high indirect and direct costs on the healthcare system. They are usually the consequence of immature immunity in children and high exposure to various respiratory pathogens. Their rational management should aim at excluding other severe chronic diseases associated with increased morbidity (e...
July 20, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724171/beta-glucan-inositol-and-digestive-enzymes-improve-quality-of-life-of-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-and-irritable-bowel-syndrome
#10
R Spagnuolo, C Cosco, R M Mancina, G Ruggiero, P Garieri, V Cosco, P Doldo
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of a mixture of beta-glucan, inositol and digestive enzymes in improving gastrointestinal symptoms in patients affected by inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)-irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study was conducted at the IBD Unit of the University of Catanzaro. Forty-three IBD patients with IBS symptoms were included in the study. IBD diagnosis was performed by clinical, endoscopic, histological and radiological criteria...
June 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720901/a-novel-connection-between-the-cell-wall-integrity-and-the-pka-pathways-regulates-cell-wall-stress-response-in-yeast
#11
Raúl García, Enrique Bravo, Sonia Diez-Muñiz, Cesar Nombela, Jose M Rodríguez-Peña, Javier Arroyo
Fungal cells trigger adaptive mechanisms to survive in situations that compromise cell wall integrity. We show here that the global transcriptional response elicited by inhibition of the synthesis of β-1,3-glucan by caspofungin, encompasses a set of genes that are dependent on Slt2, the MAPK of the Cell Wall Integrity (CWI) pathway, and a broad group of genes regulated independently of Slt2. Genes negatively regulated by the cyclic AMP/Protein Kinase A (PKA) signaling pathway were overrepresented in the latter group...
July 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718825/olive-mill-waste-enhances-%C3%AE-glucan-content-in-the-edible-mushroom-pleurotus-eryngii
#12
Sharon Avni, Nirit Ezove, Hilla Hanani, Itamar Yadid, Michal Karpovsky, Hilla Hayby, Ofer Gover, Yitzhak Hadar, Betty Schwartz, Ofer Danay
Mushroom polysaccharides are edible polymers that have numerous reported biological functions; the most common effects are attributed to β-glucans. In recent years, it became apparent that the less abundant α-glucans also possess potent effects in various health conditions. Here we explore several Pleurotus species for their total, β and α-glucan content. Pleurotus eryngii was found to have the highest total glucan concentrations and the highest α-glucans proportion. We also found that the stalks (stipe) of the fruit body contained higher glucan content then the caps (pileus)...
July 18, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715863/structural-elucidation-of-a-pectin-type-polysaccharide-from-hovenia-dulcis-peduncles-and-its-proliferative-activity-on-raw264-7-cells
#13
Miaomiao Wang, Yong Liu, Mingliang Qiang, Junhui Wang
In this paper, an acidic polysaccharide HDP3A was isolated from Hovenia dulcis peduncles with 45.9% of uronic acid content. Structure of HDP3A was elucidated by chemical and spectroscopic analysis. HDP3A was mainly contained of galacturonic acid, galactose, rhamnose and arabinose with a small quantity of xylose, fucose, mannose, glucose. The structural analysis indicated that HDP3A was a pectin-type polysaccharide with HG and RG-I regions and hairy regions. HG was linear homopolymer with repeating units of (1→4)-α-d-galactopyranosyl uronic (GalA) residues...
July 12, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713368/the-sptransformer-gene-family-formerly-sp185-333-in-the-purple-sea-urchin-and-the-functional-diversity-of-the-anti-pathogen-rsptransformer-e1-protein
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L Courtney Smith, Cheng Man Lun
The complex innate immune system of sea urchins is underpinned by several multigene families including the SpTransformer family (SpTrf; formerly Sp185/333) with estimates of ~50 members, although the family size is likely variable among individuals of Strongylocentrotus purpuratus. The genes are small with similar structure, are tightly clustered, and have several types of repeats in the second of two exons and that surround each gene. The density of repeats suggests that the genes are positioned within regions of genomic instability, which may be required to drive sequence diversification...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711613/enzyme-activity-and-expression-pattern-of-intra-and-extracellular-chitinase-and-%C3%AE-1-3-glucanase-of-wickerhamomyces-anomalus-eg2-using-glycol-chitin-and-glucan-containing-high-polymer-complex
#15
Sin-Hyoung Hong, Yong-Su Song, Dong-Jun Seo, Kil-Yong Kim, Woo-Jin Jung
We investigated cell growth and activity of intra- and extracellular chitinase, β-1,3-glucanase, and chitin deacetylase with SDS-PAGE by incubating W. anomalus EG2 in PDB and YPD media for 24h in presence of different concentrations (0%, 0.1%, 0.3%, and 0.5%) of colloidal chitin. Maximum cell growth was observed in both PDB and YPD media without colloidal chitin. In the absence of colloidal chitin, maximum extracellular β-1,3-glucanase activity of 32.96 and 47.28 units/mL was reported at 18h in PDB medium and 6h in YPD medium, respectively...
July 12, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708852/simultaneous-silencing-of-isoamylases-isa1-isa2-and-isa3-by-multi-target-rnai-in-potato-tubers-leads-to-decreased-starch-content-and-an-early-sprouting-phenotype
#16
Stephanus J Ferreira, Melanie Senning, Michaela Fischer-Stettler, Sebastian Streb, Michelle Ast, H Ekkehard Neuhaus, Samuel C Zeeman, Sophia Sonnewald, Uwe Sonnewald
Isoamylases hydrolyse (1-6)-alpha-D-glucosidic linkages in starch and are involved in both starch granule formation and starch degradation. In plants, three isoamylase isoforms with distinct functions in starch synthesis (ISA1 and ISA2) and degradation (ISA3) have been described. Here, we created transgenic potato plants with simultaneously decreased expression of all three isoamylases using a chimeric RNAi construct targeting all three isoforms. Constitutive expression of the hairpin RNA using the 35S CaMV promoter resulted in efficient silencing of all three isoforms in leaves, growing tubers, and sprouting tubers...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704712/multipurpose-efficacy-of-zno-nanoparticles-coated-by-the-crustacean-immune-molecule-%C3%AE-1-3-glucan-binding-protein-toxicity-on-hepg2-liver-cancer-cells-and-bacterial-pathogens
#17
Arokiadhas Iswarya, Baskaralingam Vaseeharan, Mahalingam Anjugam, Balasubramaniem Ashokkumar, Marimuthu Govindarajan, Naiyf S Alharbi, Shine Kadaikunnan, Jamal M Khaled, Giovanni Benelli
The effective treatment of cancer and bacterial pathogens are two key challenges in modern nanomedicine. Here, zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO NPs) were fabricated using the crustacean immune molecule β-1, 3- glucan binding protein (Phβ-GBP, 100kDa) purified from the heamolymph of Paratelphusa hydrodromus. β-GBP coated zinc oxide nanoparticles (Phβ-GBP-ZnO NPs) were characterized by UV-vis spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), and high resolution-transmission electron microscopy (HR-TEM) analyses...
June 24, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702082/enzymatic-degradation-of-sulfite-pulped-softwoods-and-the-role-of-lpmos
#18
Piotr Chylenski, Dejan M Petrović, Gerdt Müller, Marie Dahlström, Oskar Bengtsson, Martin Lersch, Matti Siika-Aho, Svein Jarle Horn, Vincent G H Eijsink
BACKGROUND: Recent advances in the development of enzyme cocktails for degradation of lignocellulosic biomass, especially the discovery of lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases (LPMOs), have opened new perspectives for process design and optimization. Softwood biomass is an abundant resource in many parts of the world, including Scandinavia, but efficient pretreatment and subsequent enzymatic hydrolysis of softwoods are challenging. Sulfite pulping-based pretreatments, such as in the BALI™ process, yield substrates that are relatively easy to degrade...
2017: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698247/carbohydrate-binding-architecture-of-the-multi-modular-%C3%AE-1-6-glucosyltransferase-from%C3%A2-paenibacillus-sp-598k-which-produces-%C3%AE-1-6-glucosyl-%C3%AE-glucosaccharides-from-starch
#19
Zui Fujimoto, Nobuhiro Suzuki, Naomi Kishine, Hitomi Ichinose, Mitsuru Momma, Atsuo Kimura, Kazumi Funane
Paenibacillus sp. 598K α-1,6-glucosyltransferase (Ps6TG31A), a member of glycoside hydrolase family 31, catalyzes exo-α-glucohydrolysis and transglucosylation and produces α-1,6-glucosyl-α-glucosaccharides from α-glucan via its disproportionation activity. The crystal structure of Ps6TG31A was determined by an anomalous dispersion method using a terbium derivative. The monomeric Ps6TG31A consisted of one catalytic (β/α)8-barrel domain and six small domains, one on the N-terminal, and five on the C-terminal side...
July 11, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696236/combination-therapy-with-isavuconazole-and-micafungin-for-treatment-of-experimental-invasive-pulmonary-aspergillosis
#20
Vidmantas Petraitis, Ruta Petraitiene, Matthew W McCarthy, Laura L Kovanda, Myo H Zaw, Kaiser Hussain, Naima Shaikh, Bo Bo W Maung, Navjot K Sekhon, William W Hope, Thomas J Walsh
Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA) is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in immunocompromised patients. We hypothesized that simultaneous inhibition of biosynthesis of ergosterol in the fungal cell membrane and (1→3)-β-D-glucan in the cell wall, respectively, by the antifungal triazole isavuconazole and the echinocandin micafungin, may result in improved outcome in experimental IPA in persistently neutropenic rabbits. Treatment groups included isavuconazole (ISA) at 20 (ISA20), 40 (ISA40), and 60 (ISA60) mg/kg/day, micafungin at 2 mg/kg/day (MFG2), or combinations of (ISA20+MFG2), (ISA40+MFG2), (ISA60+MFG2), and untreated rabbits (UC)...
July 10, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
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