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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239492/performance-of-clarias-gariepinus-fed-dried-brewer-s-yeast-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-slurry-in-replacement-for-soybean-meal
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Shola Gabriel Solomon, Gabriel Arome Ataguba, Gabriel Enemona Itodo
Following disparity of earlier results, this study tested the performance of African catfish Clarias gariepinus fed dried brewer's yeast slurry meal (DBYM) based diets. Fingerlings of C. gariepinus with pooled mean initial weight of 1.58 ± 0.01 g were stocked in hapas (1 m × 1 m × 1 m) immersed in an earthen pond at a density of 15 fish per cage. Five diets with increasing substitution of soybean meal with 25%, 50%, 75%, and 100% of dried brewer's yeast and a control without dried brewer's yeast (0% substitution) were evaluated for 8 weeks...
2017: Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239447/yeast-help-identify-cytopathic-factors-of-zika-virus
#2
Michael Bukrinsky
Accumulating evidence implicates Zika virus (ZIKV) in pathogenesis of microcephaly in newborns and Guillain-Barré syndrome in adults. However, it remains unclear which viral proteins are responsible for these effects and what are the underlying mechanisms of their pathogenic activity. A recent paper by Drs. Zhao and Gallo, and their colleagues at University of Maryland in Baltimore used fission yeast for genome-wide analysis of ZIKV proteins. They demonstrated cytopathogenic activity for seven ZIKV proteins, anaC, C, prM, M, E, NS2B and NS4A...
2017: Cell & Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239415/coupling-gene-regulatory-patterns-to-bioprocess-conditions-to-optimize-synthetic-metabolic-modules-for-improved-sesquiterpene-production-in-yeast
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Bingyin Peng, Manuel R Plan, Alexander Carpenter, Lars K Nielsen, Claudia E Vickers
BACKGROUND: Assembly of heterologous metabolic pathways is commonly required to generate microbial cell factories for industrial production of both commodity chemicals (including biofuels) and high-value chemicals. Promoter-mediated transcriptional regulation coordinates the expression of the individual components of these heterologous pathways. Expression patterns vary during culture as conditions change, and this can influence yeast physiology and productivity in both positive and negative ways...
2017: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239413/improving-acetyl-coa-biosynthesis-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-via-the-overexpression-of-pantothenate-kinase-and-pdh-bypass
#4
Wenshan Liu, Bo Zhang, Rongrong Jiang
BACKGROUND: Acetyl-CoA is an important precursor in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Various approaches have been adopted to improve its cytosolic level previously with the emphasis on engineering the "acetyl-" part of acetyl-CoA. To the best of our knowledge, there have been no reports on engineering the "-CoA" part so far. RESULTS: In this study, we had tried to engineer S. cerevisiae from both the "-CoA" part via pantothenate kinase overexpression (PanK from S. cerevisiae, the rate-limiting enzyme for CoA synthesis) and the "acetyl-"part through PDH bypass introduction (ALD6 from S...
2017: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239394/standardization-and-validation-of-dot-elisa-assay-for-paracoccidioides-brasiliensis-antibody-detection
#5
Camila Mika Kamikawa, Rinaldo Poncio Mendes, Adriana Pardini Vicentini
BACKGROUND: Paracoccidioidomycosis (PCM) is a neglected systemic mycosis caused by a dimorphic fungus of the Paracoccidioides genus. The standard diagnosis is based on isolation of the fungi in culture, and by microscopic visualization of characteristic multiple budding yeast cells in biological samples. However, in some situations, access to the site of injury prevents the collection of biological material. A variety of immuno-serological techniques has proven useful for allowing inferring diagnosis with a certain degree of certainty, thus optimizing time...
2017: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins Including Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238117/membrane-permeabilization-of-pathogenic-yeast-in-alternating-sub-microsecond-electromagnetic-fields-in-combination-with-conventional-electroporation
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Vitalij Novickij, Eglė Lastauskienė, Jurgita Švedienė, Audrius Grainys, Gediminas Staigvila, Algimantas Paškevičius, Irutė Girkontaitė, Auksė Zinkevičienė, Svetlana Markovskaja, Jurij Novickij
Recently, a novel contactless treatment method based on high-power pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF) was proposed, which results in cell membrane permeabilization effects similar to electroporation. In this work, a new PEMF generator based on multi-stage Marx circuit topology, which is capable of delivering 3.3 T, 0.19 kV/cm sub-microsecond pulses was used to permeabilize pathogenic yeast Candida albicans separately and in combination with conventional square wave electroporation (8-17 kV/cm, 100 μs)...
February 25, 2017: Journal of Membrane Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237676/in-vitro-antifungal-activity-of-organic-compounds-derived-from-amino-alcohols-against-onychomycosis
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César Augusto Caneschi, Angelina Maria de Almeida, Francislene Juliana Martins, Mireille Le Hyaric, Manoel Marques Evangelista Oliveira, Gilson Costa Macedo, Mauro Vieira de Almeida, Nádia Rezende Barbosa Raposo
Onychomycosis is a fungal infection of the nail caused by high densities of filamentous fungi and yeasts. Treatment for this illness is long-term, and recurrences are frequently detected. This study evaluated in vitro antifungal activities of 12 organic compounds derived from amino alcohols against standard fungal strains, such as Trichophyton rubrum CCT 5507 URM 1666, Trichophyton mentagrophytes ATCC 11481, and Candida albicans ATCC 10231. The antifungal compounds were synthesized from p-hydroxybenzaldehyde (4a-4f) and p-hydroxybenzoic acid (9a-9f)...
February 9, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Microbiology: [publication of the Brazilian Society for Microbiology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237116/methods-to-study-autophagy-in-zebrafish
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E Fodor, T Sigmond, E Ari, K Lengyel, K Takács-Vellai, M Varga, T Vellai
Autophagy (cellular self-eating) is a highly regulated degradation process of the eukaryotic cell during which parts of the cytoplasm are delivered into, and broken down within, the lysosomal compartment. The process serves as a main route for the elimination of superfluous and damaged cellular constituents, thereby mediating macromolecular and organellar turnover. In addition to maintaining cellular homeostasis, autophagy is involved in various other cellular and developmental processes by degrading specific regulatory proteins, and contributing to the clearance of intracellular pathogens...
2017: Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237113/assays-to-monitor-pexophagy-in-yeast
#9
W Wang, S Subramani
Pexophagy is a selective autophagy process that degrades damaged and/or superfluous peroxisomes in the yeast vacuole or in mammalian lysosomes. The molecular mechanisms of pexophagy are well studied in yeast. Peroxisomes can be rapidly induced by oleate in the budding yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, and by oleate or methanol in the methylotrophic yeast, Pichia pastoris. A number of peroxisomal matrix enzymes, such as 3-ketoacyl CoA thiolase (thiolase) and alcohol oxidase (AOX), are upregulated correspondingly to meet metabolic demands of the cells...
2017: Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237111/methods-to-measure-lipophagy-in-yeast
#10
A Cristobal-Sarramian, M Radulovic, S D Kohlwein
Maintenance of cellular and organismal lipid homeostasis is critical for life, and any deviation from a balanced equilibrium between fat uptake and degradation may have deleterious consequences, resulting in severe lipid-associated disorders. Excess fat is typically stored in cytoplasmic organelles termed "lipid droplets" (LDs); to adjust for a constantly fluctuating supply of and demand for cellular fat, these organelles are metabolically highly dynamic and subject to multiple levels of regulation. In addition to a well-described cytosolic lipid degradation pathway, recent evidence underscores the importance of "lipophagy" in cellular lipid homeostasis, i...
2017: Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237110/methods-to-assess-autophagy-and-chronological-aging-in-yeast
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K Kainz, J Tadic, A Zimmermann, T Pendl, D Carmona-Gutierrez, C Ruckenstuhl, T Eisenberg, F Madeo
Autophagy is a catabolic process that is crucial for cellular homeostasis and adaptive response to changing environments. Importantly, autophagy has been shown to be induced in many longevity-associated scenarios and to be required to maintain lifespan extension. Notably, autophagy is a highly conserved cellular process among eukaryotes, and the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae has become a universal model system for unraveling the molecular machinery underlying autophagic mechanisms. Here, we discuss different protocols to monitor survival and autophagy of yeast cells upon chronological aging...
2017: Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237109/monitoring-the-formation-of-autophagosomal-precursor-structures-in-yeast-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
#12
R Gómez-Sánchez, J Sánchez-Wandelmer, F Reggiori
The budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae is a powerful and versatile model organism for studying multiple aspects of the biology of eukaryotic cells, including the molecular principles underlying autophagy. One of the unique advantages of this unicellular system is its amenability to genetic and biochemical approaches, which had a pivotal role in the discovery and characterization of most of the autophagy-related (Atg) proteins, the central players of autophagy. The relevance of investigating autophagy in this cell model lies in the high conservation of this pathway among eukaryotes, i...
2017: Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237107/quantitative-assay-of-macroautophagy-using-pho8%C3%A2-60-assay-and-gfp-cleavage-assay-in-yeast
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Y Araki, S Kira, T Noda
It is intrinsically difficult to directly measure a specific protein reduction that is mediated by nonselective autophagy, because the degradation proceeds at a relatively slow pace, and the residual nondegraded part becomes the background. Several methods for measuring nonselective autophagy have been reported in the past. One classical simple method is called bulk degradation assay, which measures the release of degraded amino acids after radioisotope labeling of the total cellular proteins. In 1995, we developed a quantitative Pho8△60 assay in the yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, for studying autophagy, which is widely used for its advantages that are described in the following sections...
2017: Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237086/pseudomonas-aeruginosa-produces-aspirin-insensitive-eicosanoids-and-contributes-to-the-eicosanoid-profile-of-polymicrobial-biofilms-with-candida-albicans
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Ruan Fourie, Ruan Ells, Gabré Kemp, Olihile M Sebolai, Jacobus Albertyn, Carolina H Pohl
The interaction of clinically relevant microorganisms is the focus of various studies, e.g. the interaction between the pathogenic yeast, Candida albicans, and the bacterium, Pseudomonas aeruginosa. During infection both release arachidonic acid, which they can transform into eicosanoids. This study evaluated the production of prostaglandin E2, prostaglandin F2α and 15-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid by biofilms of P. aeruginosa and C. albicans. The influence of co-incubation, acetylsalicylic acid and nordihydroguaiaretic acid on biofilm formation and eicosanoid production was evaluated...
February 2017: Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes, and Essential Fatty Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236766/oxidative-stress-metabolomics-profiling-and-mechanism-of-local-anesthetic-induced-cell-death-in-yeast
#15
Cory H T Boone, Ryan A Grove, Dana Adamcova, Javier Seravalli, Jiri Adamec
The World Health Organization designates lidocaine as an essential medicine in healthcare, greatly increasing the probability of human exposure. Its use has been associated with ROS generation and neurotoxicity. Physiological and metabolomic alterations, and genetics leading to the clinically observed adverse effects have not been temporally characterized. To study alterations that may lead to these undesirable effects, Saccharomyces cerevisiae grown on aerobic carbon sources to stationary phase was assessed over 6h...
February 3, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236755/caspase-dependent-apoptosis-induced-in-yeast-cells-by-nanosecond-pulsed-electric-fields
#16
Povilas Simonis, Skirmantas Kersulis, Voitech Stankevich, Vytautas Kaseta, Egle Lastauskiene, Arunas Stirke
Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast cells were used as a model organism to investigate the effects of various pulsed electric fields on the programed death of such cells. These were exposed to electric field pulses with field strengths (E) of up to 220kV/cm. The effects of square shaped pulses having different durations (τ=10-90ns) and different pulse numbers (pn=1-5) were then analysed. The obtained results show that nanosecond pulses can induce the death of such cells, which in turn is dependent on the electric field pulse parameters and increase with the rise in E, τ and pn...
February 6, 2017: Bioelectrochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236355/influence-of-surface-roughness-on-silicone-rubber-voice-prostheses-on-in-vitro-biofilm-formation-and-clinical-lifetime-in-laryngectomized-patients
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Kevin J D A Buijssen, Janine J H Oosterhof, Leo Basil, Mark Waters, Mari-Anne Duits, Henk J Busscher, Henny C van der Mei, Bernard F A M van der Laan
OBJECTIVES: Evaluation of the influence of a smooth surface moulding technique of silicone rubber indwelling voice prostheses on in vitro biofilm formation and analysis of the clinical in situ lifetime. DESIGN: Biofilm formation on smooth and Groningen ultra-low resistance (URL) prostheses was studied in an artificial throat model. The clinical lifetime of smooth voice prostheses were compared to the previous lifetime of URL by counting the number of replacements in a consecutive 6 months period in the same patient...
February 25, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236193/optimization-of-cellulase-production-by-halobacillus-sp-qls-31-isolated-from-lake-qarun-egypt
#18
Ahmed H Korany, Amal E Ali, Tamer M Essam, Salwa A Megahed
A halophilic cellulase-producing bacterium was isolated from a sediment sample collected from Lake Qarun (Fayoum Province, Egypt). Molecular identification based on 16S rDNA amplification and sequencing revealed 99% homology with Halobacillus sp. and hence was designated as Halobacillus sp. QLS 31. Medium composition and culture conditions were optimized for enhancing the production of cellulase enzyme using the Plackett-Burman statistical design. Ten variables were evaluated for their influence on cellulase production...
February 24, 2017: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231564/mating-of-2-laboratory-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-strains-resulted-in-enhanced-production-of-2-phenylethanol-by-biotransformation-of-l-phenylalanine
#19
Jolanta Mierzejewska, Aleksandra Tymoszewska, Karolina Chreptowicz, Kamil Krol
2-Phenylethanol (2-PE) is an aromatic alcohol with a rosy scent which is widely used in the food, fragrance, and cosmetic industries. Promising sources of natural 2-PE are microorganisms, especially yeasts, which can produce 2-PE by biosynthesis and biotransformation. Thus, the first challenging goal in the development of biotechnological production of 2-PE is searching for highly productive yeast strains. In the present work, 5 laboratory Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains were tested for the production of 2-PE...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231394/adaptive-divergence-in-wine-yeasts-and-their-wild-relatives-suggests-a-prominent-role-for-introgressions-and-rapid-evolution-at-non-coding-sites
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Pedro Almeida, Raquel Barbosa, Douda Bensasson, Paula Gonçalves, José Paulo Sampaio
In Saccharomyces cerevisiae, the main yeast in wine fermentation, the opportunity to examine divergence at the molecular level between a domesticated lineage and its wild counterpart arose recently due to the identification of the closest relatives of wine strains, a wild population associated with Mediterranean oaks. Since genomic data is available for a considerable number of representatives belonging to both groups, we used population genomics to estimate the degree and distribution of nucleotide variation between wine yeasts and their closest wild relatives...
February 23, 2017: Molecular Ecology
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