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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917899/polysaccharides-from-brown-algae-sargassum-duplicatum-the-structure-and-anticancer-activity-in-vitro
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Roza V Usoltseva, Stanislav D Anastyuk, Natalia M Shevchenko, Valerii V Surits, Artem S Silchenko, Vladimir V Isakov, Tatiana N Zvyagintseva, Pham Duc Thinh, Svetlana P Ermakova
The laminaran SdL and fucoidan SdF were isolated from brown algae Sargassum duplicatum. SdL was 1,3;1,6-β-d-glucan (1,3:1,6=6:1) with a main chain, represented by 1,3-linked glucose residues, due to NMR spectroscopy data. Single glucose residues could form branches at C6. Unusual structure of fucoidan SdF was studied by chemical and enzymatic methods, NMR spectroscopy of desulfated and deacetylated polysaccharide and mass spectrometry of fucoidan fragments labeled with (18)O. Fucoidan was sulfated (31.7%) and acetylated galactofucan (Fuc:Gal∼1:1) with a main chain of 1,4-linked alternating α-l-fucose and β-d-galactose residues...
November 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917893/carboxymethyl-cyclosophoraoses-as-a-flexible-ph-responsive-solubilizer-for-pindolol
#2
Yiluo Hu, Hwanhee Kim, Vijay Vilas Shinde, Daham Jeong, Youngjin Choi, Eunae Cho, Seunho Jung
In the present study, cyclosophoraoses (CyS) (β-1,2 linked cyclic glucans, with glucopyranose units ranging from 17 to 23) isolated from Rhizobium leguminosarum biovar viciae VF-39 were modified with carboxymethyl (CM) groups, and the pH-sensitive complexation of CM CyS with pindolol was investigated. The solubility of pindolol increased 32-fold by its complexation with 5mM CM CyS at pH 10, whereas it shows no significant change at pH 3. Pindolol, a β-adrenergic blocking agent, has a hydrophobic nature at non-ionized state, and CM CyS could solubilize efficiently pindolol in a high alkaline solution...
November 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916358/the-functional-characterization-and-comparison-of-two-single-crd-containing-c-type-lectins-with-novel-and-typical-key-motifs-from-portunus-trituberculatus
#3
Mengmeng Huang, Changkao Mu, Yuehong Wu, Fei Ye, Dan Wang, Cong Sun, Zhengbing Lv, Bingnan Han, Chunlin Wang, Xue-Wei Xu
C-type lectins are a superfamily of Ca(2+)-dependent carbohydrate-recognition proteins, which play crucial roles in innate immunity including nonself-recognition and pathogen elimination. In the present study, two single-CRD containing C-type lectins were identified from swimming crab Portunus trituberculatus (designated as PtCTL-2 and PtCTL-3). The open reading frame (ORF) of PtCTL-2 encoded polypeptides of 485 amino acids with a signal peptide and a single carbohydrate-recognition domain (CRD), while PtCTL-3's ORF encoded polypeptides of 241 amino acids with a coiled-coil region and a single-CRD...
September 12, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913359/nutraceutical-anti-inflammatory-and-immune-modulatory-effects-of-%C3%AE-glucan-isolated-from-yeast
#4
Umar Bacha, Muhammad Nasir, Sanaullah Iqbal, Aftab Ahmad Anjum
β-Glucan is a dietary fibre, found in many natural sources, and controls chronic metabolic diseases effectively. However, β-glucan from the yeast has rarely been investigated. Objectively, conditions were optimized to isolate β-glucan from the yeast (max. 66% yield); those optimized conditions included 1.0 M NaOH, pH 7.0, and 90°C. The purity and identity of the isolated β-glucan were characterized through FT-IR, SEM, DSC, and physicofunctional properties. The obtained results from DSC revealed highly stable β-glucan (m...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911532/bioactive-phytochemicals-in-barley
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REVIEW
Emmanuel Idehen, Yao Tang, Shengmin Sang
Epidemiological studies have consistently shown that regular consumption of whole grain barley reduces the risk of developing chronic diseases. The presence of barley fiber, especially β-glucan in whole grain barley, has been largely credited for these health benefits. However, it is now widely believed that the actions of the fiber component alone do not explain the observed health benefits associated with the consumption of whole grain barley. Whole grain barley also contains phytochemicals including phenolic acids, flavonoids, lignans, tocols, phytosterols, and folate...
January 2017: Journal of Food and Drug Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910323/comparative-proteomic-analyses-reveal-the-proteome-response-to-short-term-drought-in-italian-ryegrass-lolium-multiflorum
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Ling Pan, Zhongfu Yang, Jianping Wang, Pengxi Wang, Xiao Ma, Meiliang Zhou, Ji Li, Nie Gang, Guangyan Feng, Junming Zhao, Xinquan Zhang
Drought is a major abiotic stress that impairs growth and productivity of Italian ryegrass. Comparative analysis of drought responsive proteins will provide insight into molecular mechanism in Lolium multiflorum drought tolerance. Using the iTRAQ-based approach, proteomic changes in tolerant and susceptible lines were examined in response to drought condition. A total of 950 differentially accumulated proteins was found to be involved in carbohydrate metabolism, amino acid metabolism, biosynthesis of secondary metabolites, and signal transduction pathway, such as β-D-xylosidase, β-D-glucan glucohydrolase, glycerate dehydrogenase, Cobalamin-independent methionine synthase, glutamine synthetase 1a, Farnesyl pyrophosphate synthase, diacylglycerol, and inositol 1, 4, 5-trisphosphate, which might contributed to enhance drought tolerance or adaption in Lolium multiflorum...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910320/differential-gene-expression-following-tlr-stimulation-in-rag1-mutant-zebrafish-tissues-and-morphological-descriptions-of-lymphocyte-like-cell-populations
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Preeti J Muire, Larry A Hanson, Robert Wills, Lora Petrie-Hanson
In the absence of lymphocytes, rag1-/- mutant zebrafish develop protective immunity to bacteria. In mammals, induction of protection by innate immunity can be mediated by macrophages or natural killer (NK) cells. To elucidate potential responsive cell populations, we morphologically characterized lymphocyte-like cells (LLCs) from liver, spleen and kidney hematopoietic tissues. In fish, these cells include NK cells and Non-specific cytotoxic cells (NCCs). We also evaluated the transcriptional expression response of select genes that are important indicators of NK and macrophage activation after exposure to specific TLR ligands...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906456/effects-of-%C3%AE-glucans-ingestion-on-alveolar-bone-loss-intestinal-morphology-systemic-inflammatory-profile-and-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cell-function-in-rats-with-periodontitis-and-diabetes
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Viviam de O Silva, Raquel V Lobato, Eric F Andrade, Débora R Orlando, Bruno D B Borges, Márcio G Zangeronimo, Raimundo V de Sousa, Luciano J Pereira
This study aimed to evaluate the effects of β-glucan ingestion (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) on the plasmatic levels of tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) and interleukin-10 (IL-10), alveolar bone loss, and pancreatic β-cell function (HOMA-BF) in diabetic rats with periodontal disease (PD). Besides, intestinal morphology was determined by the villus/crypt ratio. A total of 48 Wistar rats weighing 203 ± 18 g were used. Diabetes was induced by the intraperitoneal injection of streptozotocin (80 mg/kg) and periodontal inflammation, by ligature...
September 14, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901257/molecular-characterization-of-two-polysaccharides-from-phellinus-vaninii-ljup-and-their-anti-tumor-activities
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Xuewei Jia, Mingqi Gao, Mingzhe Li, Ying Zheng, Chun-Ping Xu
Two water-soluble polysaccharides (PV-W, PV-B) were isolated and purified from fruiting bodies of P. vaninii Ljup (a traditional Chinese medicine) by hot water and sodium hydroxide, respectively. The chemical structure was analyzed by FT-IR, GC-MS analysis and 13C NMR spectra. The results illustrated that PV-W was a heteropolysaccharide, mainly composed of mannose, glucose, arabinose and galactose. PV-B was a β-1, 3-D-glucan branched with β-1, 6-D-glucose. The results of viscometry proved that PV-W and PV-B could be molecularly dispersed in water without aggregation...
September 12, 2017: Anti-cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900273/laminarinase-from-flavobacterium-sp-reveals-the-structural-basis-of-thermostability-and-substrate-specificity
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Hui-Min Qin, Takuya Miyakawa, Akira Inoue, Akira Nakamura, Ryuji Nishiyama, Takao Ojima, Masaru Tanokura
Laminarinase from Flavobacterium sp. strain UMI-01, a new member of the glycosyl hydrolase 16 family of a marine bacterium associated with seaweeds, mainly degrades β-1,3-glucosyl linkages of β-glucan (such as laminarin) through the hydrolysis of glycosidic bonds. We determined the crystal structure of ULam111 at 1.60-Å resolution to understand the structural basis for its thermostability and substrate specificity. A calcium-binding motif located on the opposite side of the β-sheet from catalytic cleft increased its degrading activity and thermostability...
September 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899775/unique-phagocytic-properties-of-hemocytes-of-pacific-oyster-crassostrea-gigas-against-yeast-and-yeast-cell-wall-derivatives
#11
Keisuke G Takahashi, Nakako Izumi-Nakajima, Katsuyoshi Mori
For a marine bivalve mollusk such as Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas, the elimination of foreign particles via hemocyte phagocytosis plays an important role in host defense mechanisms. The hemocytes of C. gigas have a high phagocytic ability for baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) and its cell-wall product zymosan. C. gigas hemocytes might phagocytose yeast cells after binding to polysaccharides on the cell-wall surface, but it is unknown how and what kinds of polysaccharide molecules are recognized. We conducted experiments to determine differences in the phagocytic ability of C...
September 9, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898513/characterisation-of-a-sucrose-independent-in-vitro-biofilm-model-of-supragingival-plaque
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Kota Tsutsumi, Masato Maruyama, Akira Uchiyama, Ken-Ichiro Shibasaki
OBJECTIVES: Sugar consumption has been decreasing in Japan, suggesting higher rates of sucrose-independent supragingival plaque formation. For developing an in vitro biofilm model of sucrose-independent supragingival plaque, this study aimed to investigate the compositions and functions on contributing to cariogenicity in comparison with sucrose-dependent biofilm. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An in vitro multispecies biofilm containing Actinomyces naeslundii, Streptococcus gordonii, S...
September 12, 2017: Oral Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895878/effect-of-oral-pre-meal-administration-of-betaglucans-on-glycaemic-control-and-variability-in-subjects-with-type-1-diabetes
#13
Anders Frid, Andrea Tura, Giovanni Pacini, Martin Ridderstråle
We conducted a double-blind placebo-controlled crossover pilot study to investigate the effect of oat betaglucans (β-glucan) on glycaemic control and variability in adults with type 1 diabetes (T1D; n = 14). Stomacol(®) tablets (1.53 g of β-glucan) or placebo (Plac) were administered three times daily before meals for two weeks. Glucose levels were monitored during the second week by continuous glucose monitoring (CGM). There was an increase in basic measures of glycaemic control (maximal glucose value 341 ± 15 vs...
September 12, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895864/immunomodulatory-potential-of-%C3%AE-glucan-as-supportive-treatment-in-porcine-rotavirus-enteritis
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Gollahalli Eregowda Chethan, Jugal Garkhal, Shubhankar Sircar, Yash Pal Singh Malik, Reena Mukherjee, Nihar Ranjan Sahoo, Rajesh Kumar Agarwal, Ujjwal Kumar De
A non-blinded randomized clinical trial was conducted to assess the immunomodulatory potential of β-glucan (BG) in piglet diarrhoea associated with type A rotavirus infection. A total of 12 rotavirus-infected diarrheic piglets were randomly divided into two groups: wherein six rotavirus-infected piglets were treated with supportive treatment (ST) and other six rotavirus-infected piglets were treated with BG along with ST (ST-BG). Simultaneously, six healthy piglets were also included in the study which served as control...
September 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895671/quantitative-evaluation-of-1-3-1-6-%C3%AE-d-glucan-contents-in-wild-growing-species-of-edible-polish-mushrooms
#15
Iwona Mirończuk-Chodakowska, Anna Maria Witkowska, Małgorzata Elżbieta Zujko, Katarzyna Maria Terlikowska
Background: Macrofungal β-glucans are mainly represented by compounds with β-1,3- and β-1,6 glycosidic bonds. They have been shown to have immunomodulatory, anticancer, and antioxidant properties. Although there are many reports on the bioactivity and structure of fungal glucans, studies on the quantitative assessment of these compounds are sparse. Objective: The aim of the study was to determine total β-glucans and 1,3-1,6-β-D-glucan contents in selected species of wild-growing edible Polish mushrooms...
2017: Roczniki Państwowego Zakładu Higieny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894250/identification-of-endoxylanase-xyne-from-clostridium-thermocellum-as-the-first-xylanase-of-glycoside-hydrolase-family-gh141
#16
Simon Heinze, Matthias Mechelke, Petra Kornberger, Wolfgang Liebl, Wolfgang H Schwarz, Vladimir V Zverlov
Enzymes that cleave polysaccharides in lignocellulose, i. e., cellulases, xylanases, and accessory enzymes, play crucial roles in the natural decomposition of plant-derived biomass and its efficient and sustainable processing into biofuels or other bulk chemicals. The analysis of open reading frame cthe_2195 from the thermophilic, cellulolytic anaerobe Clostridium thermocellum (also known as 'Ruminiclostridium thermocellum') suggested that it encoded a cellulosomal protein comprising a dockerin-I module, a carbohydrate-binding module, and a module of previously unknown function...
September 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894103/the-candida-albicans-transcription-factor-cas5-couples-stress-responses-drug-resistance-and-cell-cycle-regulation
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Jinglin L Xie, Longguang Qin, Zhengqiang Miao, Ben T Grys, Jacinto De La Cruz Diaz, Kenneth Ting, Jonathan R Krieger, Jiefei Tong, Kaeling Tan, Michelle D Leach, Troy Ketela, Michael F Moran, Damian J Krysan, Charles Boone, Brenda J Andrews, Anna Selmecki, Koon Ho Wong, Nicole Robbins, Leah E Cowen
The capacity to coordinate environmental sensing with initiation of cellular responses underpins microbial survival and is crucial for virulence and stress responses in microbial pathogens. Here we define circuitry that enables the fungal pathogen Candida albicans to couple cell cycle dynamics with responses to cell wall stress induced by echinocandins, a front-line class of antifungal drugs. We discover that the C. albicans transcription factor Cas5 is crucial for proper cell cycle dynamics and responses to echinocandins, which inhibit β-1,3-glucan synthesis...
September 11, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892684/mild-temperature-dilute-acid-pretreatment-for-integration-of-first-and-second-generation-ethanol-processes
#18
Ramkumar B Nair, Mahdi Kalif, Jorge A Ferreira, Mohammad J Taherzadeh, Patrik R Lennartsson
The use of hot-water (100°C) from the 1st generation ethanol plants for mild-temperature lignocellulose pretreatment can possibly cut down the operational (energy) cost of 2nd generation ethanol process, in an integrated model. Dilute-sulfuric and -phosphoric acid pretreatment at 100°C was carried out for wheat bran and whole-stillage fibers. Pretreatment time and acid type influenced the release of sugars from wheat bran, while acid-concentration was found significant for whole-stillage fibers. Pretreatment led up-to 300% improvement in the glucose yield compared to only-enzymatically treated substrates...
August 24, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892507/extreme-genome-diversity-in-the-hyper-prevalent-parasitic-eukaryote-blastocystis
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Eleni Gentekaki, Bruce A Curtis, Courtney W Stairs, Vladimír Klimeš, Marek Eliáš, Dayana E Salas-Leiva, Emily K Herman, Laura Eme, Maria C Arias, Bernard Henrissat, Frédérique Hilliou, Mary J Klute, Hiroshi Suga, Shehre-Banoo Malik, Arthur W Pightling, Martin Kolisko, Richard A Rachubinski, Alexander Schlacht, Darren M Soanes, Anastasios D Tsaousis, John M Archibald, Steven G Ball, Joel B Dacks, C Graham Clark, Mark van der Giezen, Andrew J Roger
Blastocystis is the most prevalent eukaryotic microbe colonizing the human gut, infecting approximately 1 billion individuals worldwide. Although Blastocystis has been linked to intestinal disorders, its pathogenicity remains controversial because most carriers are asymptomatic. Here, the genome sequence of Blastocystis subtype (ST) 1 is presented and compared to previously published sequences for ST4 and ST7. Despite a conserved core of genes, there is unexpected diversity between these STs in terms of their genome sizes, guanine-cytosine (GC) content, intron numbers, and gene content...
September 11, 2017: PLoS Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890395/the-antifungal-arsenal-alternative-drugs-and-future-targets
#20
Nathan P Wiederhold
Clinically available antifungals for the treatment of invasive fungal infections primarily target either ergosterol in the fungal cell membrane or 1,3-β-D-glucan in the fungal cell wall. These classes include the polyene amphotericin B, the triazoles, and the echinocandins. Although newer antifungals and improved formulations of others have advanced our ability to treat patients with invasive mycoses, these drugs are often limited by toxicities, drug interactions, and the need for intravenous administration...
September 7, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
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