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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151161/fluorescent-pseudomonads-pursue-media-dependent-strategies-to-inhibit-growth-of-pathogenic-verticillium-fungi
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Kai Nesemann, Susanna A Braus-Stromeyer, Rebekka Harting, Annalena Höfer, Harald Kusch, Alinne Batista Ambrosio, Christian Timpner, Gerhard H Braus
Verticillium species represent economically important phytopathogenic fungi with bacteria as natural rhizosphere antagonists. Growth inhibition patterns of Verticillium in different media were compared to saprophytic Aspergillus strains and were significantly more pronounced in various co-cultivations with different Pseudomonas strains. The Brassica napus rhizosphere bacterium Pseudomonas fluorescens DSM8569 is able to inhibit growth of rapeseed (Verticillium longisporum) or tomato (Verticillium dahliae) pathogens without the potential for phenazine or 2,4-diacetylphloroglucinol (DAPG) mycotoxin biosynthesis...
November 18, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151069/nitroso-sulfide-coupled-signaling-triggers-specific-vasoactive-effects-in-the-intrarenal-arteries-of-patients-with-arterial-hypertension
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S Cacanyiova, A Berenyiova, P Balis, F Kristek, M Grman, K Ondrias, J Breza, J Breza
In normotensive conditions, it has been confirmed that S-nitrosothiols (RSNO), can interact with hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and create new substances with specific vasoactive effects. This interaction could also represent a new regulator signaling pathway in conditions of hypertension. Until now, these effects were studied only in normotensive rats, and they have not been carried out in humans yet. We investigated the vasoactive effects of the products of the H2S/S-nitrosoglutathione (S/GSNO) interaction in lobar arteries (LA) isolated from the nephrectomized kidneys of patients suffering from arterial hypertension and in renal arteries (RA) of spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR)...
August 2017: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150709/simultaneous-detection-of-nadph-consumption-and-h2o2-production-using-the-ampliflu%C3%A2-red-assay-for-screening-of-p450-activities-and-uncoupling
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Lisa K Morlock, Dominique Böttcher, Uwe T Bornscheuer
Cytochrome P450s belong to a large and diverse group of heme-containing enzymes. These monooxygenases catalyze the incorporation of a single atom of molecular oxygen into their substrate. In contrast to most other enzymes, the activity of P450 enzymes is not only dependent on substrate and cofactor availability and reaction conditions, but also depends on the coupling efficiency of the catalytic cycle itself. Through the electron transfer from NAD(P)H to the heme-center of the P450, the enzyme becomes activated and binds oxygen...
November 17, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150705/novel-polycondensed-biopolyamide-generated-from-biomass-derived-4-aminohydrocinnamic-acid
#4
Yukie Kawasaki, Nag Aniruddha, Hajime Minakawa, Shunsuke Masuo, Tatsuo Kaneko, Naoki Takaya
Biomass plastics are expected to contribute to the establishment of a carbon-neutral society by replacing conventional plastics derived from petroleum. The biomass-derived aromatic amine 4-aminocinnamic acid (4ACA) produced by recombinant bacteria is applied to the synthesis of high-performance biopolymers such as polyamides and polyimides. Here, we developed a microbial catalyst that hydrogenates the α,β-unsaturated carboxylic acid of 4ACA to generate 4-aminohydrocinnamic acid (4AHCA). The ability of 10 microbial genes for enoate and xenobiotic reductases expressed in Escherichia coli to convert 4ACA to 4AHCA was assessed...
November 17, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148925/degradation-of-chlordecone-and-beta-hexachlorocyclohexane-by-photolysis-photo-fenton-oxidation-and-ozonation
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Germán Cruz-González, Carine Julcour, Hélène Chaumat, Valérie Bourdon, Felipe Ramon-Portugal, Sarra Gaspard, Ulises J Jáuregui-Haza, Henri Delmas
Intensive use of chlorinated pesticides from the 1960s to the 1990s has resulted in a diffuse contamination of soils and surface waters in the banana-producing areas of the French West Indies. The purpose of this research was, for the first time, to examine the degradation of two of these persistent pollutants - chlordecone (CLD) and beta-hexachlorocyclohexane (β-HCH) in 1 mg L(-1) synthetic aqueous solutions by means of photolysis, (photo-) Fenton oxidation and ozonation processes. Fenton oxidation is not efficient for CLD and yields less than 15% reduction of β-HCH concentration in 5 h...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part. B, Pesticides, Food Contaminants, and Agricultural Wastes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148211/effect-of-tetrahydrofuran-on-the-solubilisation-and-depolymerisation-of-cellulose-in-a-biphasic-system
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Changwei Hu, Zhicheng Jiang, Pingping Zhao, Jianmei Li, Xudong Liu
The dissolution of cellulose from biomass is a crucial but complicated issue for the utilisation of biomass resources, because of the extreme insolubility of cellulose. Herein, a biphasic NaCl-H2O-tetrahydrofuran system was studied, where most of the pure microcrystalline cellulose (M-cellulose, 96.6% conversion at 220 oC) and that contained in actual biomass were converted. Nearly a half of O(6)H***O(3) intermolecular hydrogen bonding could be broken by THF in H2O-THF co-solvent system, whereas the cleavage of O(2)H***O(6) intramolecular hydrogen bonding by H2O was significantly inhibited...
November 17, 2017: ChemSusChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146810/catalytic-molten-metals-for-the-direct-conversion-of-methane-to-hydrogen-and-separable-carbon
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D Chester Upham, Vishal Agarwal, Alexander Khechfe, Zachary R Snodgrass, Michael J Gordon, Horia Metiu, Eric W McFarland
Metals that are active catalysts for methane (Ni, Pt, Pd), when dissolved in inactive low-melting temperature metals (In, Ga, Sn, Pb), produce stable molten metal alloy catalysts for pyrolysis of methane into hydrogen and carbon. All solid catalysts previously used for this reaction have been deactivated by carbon deposition. In the molten alloy system, the insoluble carbon floats to the surface where it can be skimmed off. A 27% Ni-73% Bi alloy achieved 95% methane conversion at 1065°C in a 1.1-meter bubble column and produced pure hydrogen without CO2 or other by-products...
November 17, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146470/combination-of-type-ii-fatty-acid-biosynthesis-enzymes-and-thiolases-supports-a-functional-%C3%AE-oxidation-reversal
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James M Clomburg, Stephanie C Contreras, Alexander Chou, Justin B Siegel, Ramon Gonzalez
An engineered reversal of the β-oxidation cycle (r-BOX) and the fatty acid biosynthesis (FAB) pathway are promising biological platforms for advanced fuel and chemical production in part due to their iterative nature supporting the synthesis of various chain length products. While diverging in their carbon-carbon elongation reaction mechanism, iterative operation of each pathway relies on common chemical conversions (reduction, dehydration, and reduction) differing only in the attached moiety (acyl carrier protein (ACP) in FAB vs Coenzyme A in r-BOX)...
November 13, 2017: Metabolic Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146355/gelatinized-wheat-starch-influences-crystallization-behaviour-and-structure-of-roll-in-shortenings-in-laminated-bakery-products
#9
Kristin D Mattice, Alejandro G Marangoni
One hydrogenated and one non-hydrogenated shortening were baked with isolated components of a croissant matrix, including crystalline wheat starch, gelatinized wheat starch, gluten, and formed gluten network. The impact of the matrix components on fat crystallization was analyzed for polymorphism using powder X-ray diffraction, solid fat content by pulsed nuclear magnetic resonance and thermal behaviour by differential scanning calorimetry. When compared to results obtained from croissants prepared with the respective shortenings, samples containing gelatinized wheat starch displayed notably similar results: polymorphic conversion, from the β' to β form over storage, and visually broader peaks in the melting endotherms indicating a greater temperature was required to completely melt all of the fat...
March 15, 2018: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145191/antioxidants-maintain-cellular-redox-homeostasis-by-elimination-of-reactive-oxygen-species
#10
Long He, Ting He, Shabnam Farrar, Linbao Ji, Tianyi Liu, Xi Ma
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are produced by living cells as normal cellular metabolic byproduct. Under excessive stress conditions, cells will produce numerous ROS, and the living organisms eventually evolve series of response mechanisms to adapt to the ROS exposure as well as utilize it as the signaling molecules. ROS molecules would trigger oxidative stress in a feedback mechanism involving many biological processes, such as apoptosis, necrosis and autophagy. Growing evidences have suggested that ROS play a critical role as the signaling molecules throughout the entire cell death pathway...
November 17, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145112/biochar-assisted-thermophilic-co-digestion-of-food-waste-and-waste-activated-sludge-under-high-feedstock-to-seed-sludge-ratio-in-batch-experiment
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Qian Li, Manjuan Xu, Gaojun Wang, Rong Chen, Wei Qiao, Xiaochang Wang
Batch experiments were conducted using biochar (BC) to promote stable and efficient methane production from thermophilic co-digestion of food waste (FW) and waste activated sludge (WAS) at feedstock/seed sludge (F/S) ratios of 0.25, 0.75, 1.5, 2.25, and 3. The results showed that the presence of BC dramatically shortened the lag time of methane production and increased the methane production rate with increased organic loading. The higher buffer capacity and large specific surface area of BC promoted microorganism growth and adaption to VFAs accumulation...
November 4, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144303/zero-valent-aluminum-mediated-degradation-of-bisphenol-a-in-the-presence-of-common-oxidants
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I Arslan-Alaton, T Olmez-Hanci, M Dogan, T Ozturk
The use of a commercial, nano-scale zero-valent aluminum (ZVA) powder was explored for the treatment of aqueous Bisphenol A (BPA). The study focused on the (i) activation of hydrogen peroxide (HP) and persulfate (PS) oxidants with ZVA to accelerate BPA degradation, (ii) comparison of the treatment performance in pure and real surface water (SW) samples, (iii) effects on toxicity and (iv) reuse potential of ZVA nanoparticles after ZVA/HP and ZVA/PS treatments. In pure water, ZVA coupled with HP or PS provided an effective means of BPA treatment particularly when PS was employed as the oxidant...
November 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143995/catalytic-synthesis-of-indolines-via-hydrogen-atom-transfer-to-cobalt-iii-carbene-radicals
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Alexander S Karns, Monalisa Goswami, Bas de Bruin
We report a new method for the synthesis of indolines from o-aminobenzylidine N-tosylhydrazones proceeding through a cobalt(III)-carbene radical intermediate. This methodology employs the use of inexpensive commercially-available reagents and allows for the transformation of easily derivatized benzaldehyde-derived precursors to functionalized indoline products. This transformation takes advantage of the known propensity of radicals to undergo rapid intramolecular 1,5-hydrogen atom transfer (1,5-HAT) to form more stabilized radical intermediates...
November 16, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142437/docking-based-screening-of-ficus-religiosa-phytochemicals-as-inhibitors-of-human-histamine-h2-receptor
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Amit Chaudhary, Birendra Singh Yadav, Swati Singh, Pramod Kumar Maurya, Alok Mishra, Shweta Srivastva, Pritish Kumar Varadwaj, Nand Kumar Singh, Ashutosh Mani
Background: Ficus religiosa L. is generally known as Peepal and belongs to family Moraceae. The tree is a source of many compounds having high medicinal value. In gastrointestinal tract, histamine H2 receptors have key role in histamine-stimulated gastric acid secretion. Their over stimulation causes its excessive production which is responsible for gastric ulcer. Objective: This study aims to screen the range of phytochemicals present in F. religiosa for binding with human histamine H2 and identify therapeutics for a gastric ulcer from the plant...
October 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141117/tunable-energy-landscapes-to-control-pathway-complexity-in-self-assembled-n-heterotriangulenes-living-and-seeded-supramolecular-polymerization
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Jorge S Valera, Rafael Gómez, Luis Sánchez
Herein, the synthesis and self-assembling features of N-heterotriangulenes 1-3 decorated in their periphery with 3,4,5-trialkoxy-N-(alkoxy)benzamide moieties that enable kinetic control of the supramolecular polymerization process are described. The selection of an appropriate solvent results in a tunable energy landscape in which the relative energy of the different monomeric or aggregated species can be regulated. Thus, in a methylcyclohexane/toluene (MCH/Tol) mixture, intramolecular hydrogen-bonding interactions in the peripheral side units favor the formation of metastable inactivated monomers that evolve with time at precise conditions of concentration and temperature...
November 15, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141107/metal-transformation-as-a-strategy-for-bacterial-detoxification-of-heavy-metals
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Ashraf M M Essa, Mohamed A Al Abboud, Sayeed I Khatib
Microorganisms can modify the chemical and physical characters of metals leading to an alteration in their speciation, mobility, and toxicity. Aqueous heavy metals solutions (Hg, Cd, Pb, Ag, Cu, and Zn) were treated with the volatile metabolic products (VMPs) of Escherichia coli Z3 for 24 h using aerobic bioreactor. The effect of the metals treated with VMPs in comparison to the untreated metals on the growth of E. coli S1 and Staphylococcus aureus S2 (local isolates) was examined. Moreover, the toxic properties of the treated and untreated metals were monitored using minimum inhibitory concentration assay...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Basic Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140644/evaluation-of-low-cost-hydrogen-sulfide-monitors-for-use-in-livestock-production
#17
Jessica M Beswick-Honn, Thomas M Peters, T Renée Anthony
Direct-reading gas monitors warn workers of the risk of potentially fatal hydrogen sulfide (H2S) exposures that may arise during manure handling. Low-cost, low-maintenance H2S monitors are available from many manufacturers, but differences in their features and performance make selection challenging for farmers. Moreover, little information is available on the practical maintenance and performance of these devices in agricultural environments. The objective of this study was to provide information to agricultural workers to aid in the selection, maintenance, and use of low-cost H2S monitors...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140615/operator-exposure-to-hydrogen-sulfide-from-dairy-manure-storages-containing-gypsum-bedding
#18
Eileen E Fabian-Wheeler, Michael L Hile, Dennis J Murphy, Davis E Hill, Robert Meinen, Robin C Brandt, Hershel A Elliott, Daniel Hofstetter
Dairy manure storages containing gypsum-based bedding have been linked anecdotally with injury and death due to presumed dangerous levels of gases released. Recycled gypsum products are used as a cost-effective bedding alternative to improve animal welfare and provide agronomic benefits to manure recycled back to the land. Sulfur contained in gypsum (calcium sulfate) can contribute to hydrogen sulfide (H2S) gas formation under the anaerobic storage conditions typical of dairy manure slurry. Disturbance of stored manure during agitation releases a burst of volatile gases...
January 26, 2017: Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140396/a-2d-self-assembled-mos2-znin2s4-heterostructure-for-efficient-photocatalytic-hydrogen-evolution
#19
Weijia Li, Zhaoyong Lin, Guowei Yang
Semiconductor photocatalysis for hydrogen production is a promising route to address current energy demands. It is still a great challenge to spatially separate photogenerated electrons and holes in bulk photocatalysts because of the long carrier transport pathway from the bulk to the surface. 2D heterostructured photocatalysts with the type II band alignment can not only shorten the carrier transport pathway, but also create an electric field at the interface to suppress the carrier recombination. However, ultrathin and intimate-contact 2D heterostructured photocatalysts have rarely been achieved so far...
November 15, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139515/a-pseudopericyclic-3-5-sigmatropic-rearrangement-of-a-coumarin-trichloroacetimidate-derivative
#20
Trideep Rajale, Shikha Sharma, Daniel K Unruh, Daniel A Stroud, David M Birney
Thermolysis of a coumarin trichloroacetimidate yields a single rearrangement product. The proposed mechanism is a pseudopericyclic allowed (Woodward-Hoffman forbidden) [3,5]-sigmatropic rearrangement to form the corresponding amide followed by a sigmatropic [1,5]-hydrogen migration. Transition state calculations at the B3LYP/6-31G(d,p) level support this mechanism and suggest the selectivity is influenced by the stability of the intermediates.
November 15, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
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