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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633821/enhanced-production-of-hypocrellin-a-by-ultrasound-stimulation-in-submerged-cultures-of-shiraia-bambusicola
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Chun Xiao Sun, Yan Jun Ma, Jian Wen Wang
Hypocrellin A (HA), a naturally occurring fungal perylenequinone, is widely used in clinic to treat skin diseases and developed as a photodynamic therapy (PDT) agent against cancers. In this study, a low intensity ultrasound (US, 0.28W/cm(2) at 40kHz) was conducted thrice of repeated US exposure (5-min) with an interval of 12h to stimulate HA production of Shiraia bambusicola after 72h of the initial submerged cultures. US not only increased the content of HA by 177.2% in mycelia, but stimulated the release of HA into the medium with the highest total production of HA (247...
September 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631071/oxidation-of-c18-hydroxy-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-to-epoxide-or-ketone-by-catalase-related-hemoproteins-activated-with-iodosylbenzene
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Tarvi Teder, William E Boeglin, Alan R Brash
Small catalase-related hemoproteins with a facility to react with fatty acid hydroperoxides were examined for their potential mono-oxygenase activity when activated using iodosylbenzene. The proteins tested were a Fusarium graminearum 41 kD catalase hemoprotein (Fg-cat, gene FGSG_02217), a Pseudomonas fluorescens Pfl01 catalase (37.5 kD, accession number WP_011333788.1), and a Mycobacterium avium ssp. paratuberculosis 33 kD catalase (gene MAP-2744c). 13-Hydroxy-octadecenoic acids (which are normally unreactive) were selected as substrates because these enzymes react specifically with the corresponding 13S-hydroperoxides (Pakhomova et al...
June 19, 2017: Lipids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628786/btex-and-naphthalene-degrading-bacterium-microbacterium-esteraromaticum-strain-sbs1-7-isolated-from-estuarine-sediment
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Akanit Wongbunmak, Sansanee Khiawjan, Manop Suphantharika, Thunyarat Pongtharangkul
In this study, a non-pathogenic, BTEX-degrading Microbacterium esteraromaticum SBS1-7 was isolated from estuarine sediment in Thailand via an enrichment technique. M. esteraromaticum SBS1-7 was able to degrade all six BTEX components, in both liquid medium and soil slurry system, when BTEX was supplied as an individual component or a mixture. It exhibited a high level of tolerance towards a wide range of hydrocarbons and also utilized alkanes and naphthalene. Detection of metabolites produced during BTEX and naphthalene degradation revealed highly extensive biodegradation pathways used by M...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624475/oxidoreductases-on-their-way-to-industrial-biotransformations
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Angel T Martínez, Francisco J Ruiz-Dueñas, Susana Camarero, Ana Serrano, Dolores Linde, Henrik Lund, Jesper Vind, Morten Tovborg, Owik M Herold-Majumdar, Martin Hofrichter, Christiane Liers, René Ullrich, Katrin Scheibner, Giovanni Sannia, Alessandra Piscitelli, Cinzia Pezzella, Mehmet E Sener, Sibel Kılıç, Willem J H van Berkel, Victor Guallar, Maria Fátima Lucas, Ralf Zuhse, Roland Ludwig, Frank Hollmann, Elena Fernández-Fueyo, Eric Record, Craig B Faulds, Marta Tortajada, Ib Winckelmann, Jo-Anne Rasmussen, Mirjana Gelo-Pujic, Ana Gutiérrez, José C Del Río, Jorge Rencoret, Miguel Alcalde
Fungi produce heme-containing peroxidases and peroxygenases, flavin-containing oxidases and dehydrogenases, and different copper-containing oxidoreductases involved in the biodegradation of lignin and other recalcitrant compounds. Heme peroxidases comprise the classical ligninolytic peroxidases and the new dye-decolorizing peroxidases, while heme peroxygenases belong to a still largely unexplored superfamily of heme-thiolate proteins. Nevertheless, basidiomycete unspecific peroxygenases have the highest biotechnological interest due to their ability to catalyze a variety of regio- and stereo-selective monooxygenation reactions with H2O2 as the source of oxygen and final electron acceptor...
June 14, 2017: Biotechnology Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620687/identification-and-characterization-of-a-biosynthetic-gene-cluster-for-tryptophan-dimers-in-deep-sea-derived-streptomyces-sp-scsio-03032
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Liang Ma, Wenjun Zhang, Yiguang Zhu, Guangtao Zhang, Haibo Zhang, Qingbo Zhang, Liping Zhang, Chengshan Yuan, Changsheng Zhang
Tryptophan dimers (TDs) are an important class of natural products with diverse bioactivities and share conserved biosynthetic pathways. We report the identification of a partial gene cluster (spm) responsible for the biosynthesis of a class of unusual TDs with non-planar skeletons including spiroindimicins (SPMs), indimicins (IDMs), and lynamicins (LNMs) from the deep-sea derived Streptomyces sp. SCSIO 03032. Bioinformatics analysis, targeted gene disruptions, and heterologous expression studies confirmed the involvement of the spm gene cluster in the biosynthesis of SPM/IDM/LNMs, and revealed the indispensable roles for the halogenase/reductase pair SpmHF, the amino acid oxidase SpmO, and the chromopyrrolic acid (CPA) synthase SpmD, as well as the positive regulator SpmR and the putative transporter SpmA...
June 15, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619793/draft-genome-sequence-of-methylocapsa-palsarum-ne2-t-an-obligate-methanotroph-from-subarctic-soil
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Kirill K Miroshnikov, Alena Didriksen, Daniil G Naumoff, Marcel Huntemann, Alicia Clum, Manoj Pillay, Krishnaveni Palaniappan, Neha Varghese, Natalia Mikhailova, Supratim Mukherjee, T B K Reddy, Chris Daum, Nicole Shapiro, Natalia Ivanova, Nikos Kyrpides, Tanja Woyke, Svetlana N Dedysh, Mette M Svenning
Methylocapsa palsarum NE2(T) is an aerobic, mildly acidophilic, obligate methanotroph. Similar to other Methylocapsa species, it possesses only a particulate methane monooxygenase and is capable of atmospheric nitrogen fixation. The genome sequence of this typical inhabitant of subarctic wetlands and soils also contains genes indicative of aerobic anoxygenic photosynthesis.
June 15, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618204/bacterial-weathering-of-fossil-organic-matter-and-organic-carbon-mobilization-from-subterrestrial-kupferschiefer-black-shale-long-term-laboratory-studies
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Robert Stasiuk, Agnieszka Włodarczyk, Przemysław Karcz, Marcin Janas, Aleksandra Skłodowska, Renata Matlakowska
A large part of the organic carbon present in the lithosphere is trapped in fossil organic matter deposited in sedimentary rocks. Only specialized microorganisms are able to degrade it contributing to the return of the carbon to the global cycle. The role of bacteria in this process is not yet completely understood. In the present laboratory studies, subterrestrial organic-rich ∼256-million-year-old Kupferschiefer black shale was exposed to the activity of an indigenous consortium of lithobiontic bacteria for 365 days under aerobic conditions...
June 15, 2017: Environmental Microbiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618182/mechanism-and-regulation-of-sorbicillin-biosynthesis-by-penicillium-chrysogenum
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Fernando Guzmán-Chávez, Oleksandr Salo, Yvonne Nygård, Peter P Lankhorst, Roel A L Bovenberg, Arnold J M Driessen
Penicillium chrysogenum is a filamentous fungus that is used to produce β-lactams at an industrial scale. At an early stage of classical strain improvement, the ability to produce the yellow-coloured sorbicillinoids was lost through mutation. Sorbicillinoids are highly bioactive of great pharmaceutical interest. By repair of a critical mutation in one of the two polyketide synthases in an industrial P. chrysogenum strain, sorbicillinoid production was restored at high levels. Using this strain, the sorbicillin biosynthesis pathway was elucidated through gene deletion, overexpression and metabolite profiling...
June 15, 2017: Microbial Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618157/liver-microsomal-lipid-enhances-the-activity-and-redox-coupling-of-co-localised-cytochrome-p450-reductase-cytochrome-p450-3a4-in-nanodiscs
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Kang-Cheng Liu, John M X Hughes, Sam Hay, Nigel S Scrutton
The haem-containing monooxygenase cytochrome P450 3A4 (CYP3A4) and its redox partner NADPH-dependent cytochrome P450 oxidoreductase (CPR) are among the most important enzymes in human liver for metabolising drugs and xenobiotic compounds. They are membrane-bound in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER). How ER co-localisation and the complex ER phospholipid composition influence enzyme activity are not well understood. CPR and CYP3A4 were incorporated into phospholipid bilayer nanodiscs, both singly, and together in a 1:1 ratio, to investigate the significance of membrane insertion and the influence of varying membrane composition on steady-state reaction kinetics...
June 15, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604669/structural-and-mechanistic-basis-of-differentiated-inhibitors-of-the-acute-pancreatitis-target-kynurenine-3-monooxygenase
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Jonathan P Hutchinson, Paul Rowland, Mark R D Taylor, Erica M Christodoulou, Carl Haslam, Clare I Hobbs, Duncan S Holmes, Paul Homes, John Liddle, Damian J Mole, Iain Uings, Ann L Walker, Scott P Webster, Christopher G Mowat, Chun-Wa Chung
Kynurenine-3-monooxygenase (KMO) is a key FAD-dependent enzyme of tryptophan metabolism. In animal models, KMO inhibition has shown benefit in neurodegenerative diseases such as Huntington's and Alzheimer's. Most recently it has been identified as a target for acute pancreatitis multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (AP-MODS); a devastating inflammatory condition with a mortality rate in excess of 20%. Here we report and dissect the molecular mechanism of action of three classes of KMO inhibitors with differentiated binding modes and kinetics...
June 12, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602956/structure-function-studies-of-mical-the-unusual-multidomain-flavoenzyme-involved-in-actin-cytoskeleton-dynamics
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REVIEW
Maria Antonietta Vanoni
MICAL (from the Molecule Interacting with CasL) indicates a family of multidomain proteins conserved from insects to humans, which are increasingly attracting attention for their participation in the control of actin cytoskeleton dynamics, and, therefore, in the several related key processes in health and disease. MICAL is unique among actin binding proteins because it catalyzes a NADPH-dependent F-actin depolymerizing reaction. This unprecedented reaction is associated with its N-terminal FAD-containing domain that is structurally related to p-hydroxybenzoate hydroxylase, the prototype of aromatic monooxygenases, but catalyzes a strong NADPH oxidase activity in the free state...
June 8, 2017: Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595924/mechanisms-of-acaricide-resistance-in-the-cattle-tick-rhipicephalus-boophilus-microplus-in-sri-lanka
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K M U Janadaree Bandara, S H P Parakrama Karunaratne
High tolerance of ticks to acaricides is increasingly becoming a problem to cattle farmers. Resistance status of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus (Acari: Ixodidae)from two cattle farms of Sri Lanka were determined against different concentrations of pyrethroid permethrin, organophosphate malathion, organochlorine DDT and carbamate propoxur using Larval Packet Test (LPT) as recommended by Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Mechanisms of acaricide resistance were studied by conducting biochemical and PCR assays...
June 2017: Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595267/cholesterol-uptake-and-regulation-in-high-grade-and-lethal-prostate-cancers
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Konrad H Stopsack, Travis A Gerke, Ove Andrén, Swen-Olof Andersson, Edward L Giovannucci, Lorelei A Mucci, Jennifer R Rider
Lethal prostate cancers have higher expression of squalene monooxygenase (SQLE), the second rate-limiting enzyme of cholesterol synthesis. Preclinical studies suggested that aberrant cholesterol regulators, receptors, and transporters contribute to cholesterol accumulation uniformly. We assessed their association with features of aggressive cancers. In the prospective prostate cancer cohorts within the Health Professional Follow-up Study, the Physicians' Health Study, and the Swedish Watchful Waiting Study, tumor mRNA expression profiling was performed...
June 8, 2017: Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587992/the-isolation-and-functional-characterization-of-three-liverwort-genes-encoding-cinnamate-4-hydroxylase
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Xin-Yan Liu, Hai-Na Yu, Shuai Gao, Yi-Feng Wu, Ai-Xia Cheng, Hong-Xiang Lou
The plant phenylpropanoid pathway is responsible for the synthesis of a wide variety of secondary metabolites. The second step in phenylpropanoid synthesis is carried out by the cytochrome P450 monooxygenase enzyme cinnamate 4-hydroxylase (C4H), which catalyzes the p-hydroxylation of trans-cinnamic acid to p-coumarate. Genes encoding C4H have been characterized in many vascular plant species, but as yet not in any bryophyte species. Here, a survey of the transcriptome sequences of four liverwort species was able to identify eight putative C4Hs...
May 26, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586473/exome-sequencing-identifies-two-variants-of-the-alkylglycerol-monooxygenase-gene-agmo-as-a-cause-of-relapses-in-visceral-leishmaniasis-in-children-in-sudan
#15
Sandrine Marquet, Bruno Bucheton, Camille Reymond, Laurent Argiro, Sayda Hassan El-Safi, Musa Mohamed Kheir, Jean-Pierre Desvignes, Christophe Béroud, Adil Mergani, Awad Hammad, Alain J Dessein
Background.: Visceral leishmaniasis (Kala-azar, KA) is the most severe form of leishmaniasis, characterized by fever, weight loss, hepatosplenomegaly and lymphadenopathy. During an outbreak of KA in Babar El Fugara (Sudan), 5.7% of cured patients displayed relapses, with familial clustering in half of the cases. Methods.: We performed whole-exome sequencing on 10 relapsing individuals and 11 controls from five nuclear families. Results.: Rare homozygous and compound-heterozygous nonsense (c...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585934/crenothrix-are-major-methane-consumers-in-stratified-lakes
#16
Kirsten Oswald, Jon S Graf, Sten Littmann, Daniela Tienken, Andreas Brand, Bernhard Wehrli, Mads Albertsen, Holger Daims, Michael Wagner, Marcel Mm Kuypers, Carsten J Schubert, Jana Milucka
Methane-oxidizing bacteria represent a major biological sink for methane and are thus Earth's natural protection against this potent greenhouse gas. Here we show that in two stratified freshwater lakes a substantial part of upward-diffusing methane was oxidized by filamentous gamma-proteobacteria related to Crenothrix polyspora. These filamentous bacteria have been known as contaminants of drinking water supplies since 1870, but their role in the environmental methane removal has remained unclear. While oxidizing methane, these organisms were assigned an 'unusual' methane monooxygenase (MMO), which was only distantly related to 'classical' MMO of gamma-proteobacterial methanotrophs...
June 6, 2017: ISME Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582544/terbinafine-resistance-conferred-by-multiple-copies-of-the-salicylate-1-monooxygenase-gene-in-trichophyton-rubrum
#17
Hemelin L Santos, Elza A S Lang, Fernando Segato, Antonio Rossi, Nilce M Martinez-Rossi
Resistance to antifungals is a leading concern in the treatment of human mycoses. We demonstrate that the salA gene, encoding salicylate 1-monooxygenase, is involved in resistance of the dermatophyte Trichophyton rubrum to terbinafine, one of the most effective antifungal drugs against dermatophytes. A strain with multiple copies of salA was constructed and exhibited elevated expression of salA and increased terbinafine resistance. This reflects a mechanism not yet reported in a pathogenic fungus.
June 2, 2017: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581443/neuropeptide-ff-increases-m2-activation-and-self-renewal-of-adipose-tissue-macrophages
#18
Syed F Hassnain Waqas, Anh Cuong Hoang, Ya-Tin Lin, Grace Ampem, Hind Azegrouz, Lajos Balogh, Julianna Thuróczy, Jin-Chung Chen, Ivan C Gerling, Sorim Nam, Jong-Seok Lim, Juncal Martinez-Ibañez, José T Real, Stephan Paschke, Raphaëlle Quillet, Safia Ayachi, Frédéric Simonin, E Marion Schneider, Jacqueline A Brinkman, Dudley W Lamming, Christine M Seroogy, Tamás Röszer
The quantity and activation state of adipose tissue macrophages (ATMs) impact the development of obesity-induced metabolic diseases. Appetite-controlling hormones play key roles in obesity; however, our understanding of their effects on ATMs is limited. Here, we have shown that human and mouse ATMs express NPFFR2, a receptor for the appetite-reducing neuropeptide FF (NPFF), and that NPFFR2 expression is upregulated by IL-4, an M2-polarizing cytokine. Plasma levels of NPFF decreased in obese patients and high-fat diet-fed mice and increased following caloric restriction...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575525/cytochrome-p450-monooxygenase-cyp716a141-is-a-unique-b-amyrin-c-16b-oxidase-involved-in-triterpenoid-saponin-biosynthesis-in-platycodon-grandiflorus
#19
Keita Tamura, Yuga Teranishi, Shinya Ueda, Hideyuki Suzuki, Noriaki Kawano, Kayo Yoshimatsu, Kazuki Saito, Nobuo Kawahara, Toshiya Muranaka, Hikaru Seki
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June 1, 2017: Plant & Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567672/bioprocess-engineering-to-produce-9-nonanoyloxy-nonanoic-acid-by-a-recombinant-corynebacterium-glutamicum-based-biocatalyst
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Hyeonsoo Kim, Soohyun Park, Sukhyeong Cho, Jeongmo Yang, Kijun Jeong, Jinbyung Park, Jinwon Lee
Here, Corynebacterium glutamicum ATCC13032 expressing Baeyer-Villiger monooxygenase from Pseudomonas putida KT2440 was designed to produce 9-(nonanoyloxy) nonanoic acid from 10-ketostearic acid. Diverse parameters including cultivation and reaction temperatures, type of detergent, and pH were found to improve biotransformation efficiency. The optimal temperature of cultivation for the production of 9-(nonanoyloxy) nonanoic acid from 10-ketostearic acid using whole cells of recombinant C. glutamicum was 15 °C, but the reaction temperature was optimal at 30 °C...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology
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