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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329531/chemical-genomic-guided-engineering-of-gamma-valerolactone-tolerant-yeast
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Scott Bottoms, Quinn Dickinson, Mick McGee, Li Hinchman, Alan Higbee, Alex Hebert, Jose Serate, Dan Xie, Yaoping Zhang, Joshua J Coon, Chad L Myers, Robert Landick, Jeff S Piotrowski
BACKGROUND: Gamma valerolactone (GVL) treatment of lignocellulosic bomass is a promising technology for degradation of biomass for biofuel production; however, GVL is toxic to fermentative microbes. Using a combination of chemical genomics with the yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) deletion collection to identify sensitive and resistant mutants, and chemical proteomics to monitor protein abundance in the presence of GVL, we sought to understand the mechanism toxicity and resistance to GVL with the goal of engineering a GVL-tolerant, xylose-fermenting yeast...
January 12, 2018: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325746/first-report-of-the-characterization-of-a-snake-venom-apyrase-ruviapyrase-from-indian-russell-s-viper-daboia-russelii-venom
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Bhargab Kalita, Aparup Patra, Shagufta Jahan, Ashis K Mukherjee
A novel apyrase from Russell's viper venom (RVV) was purified and characterized, and it was named Ruviapyrase (Russell's viper apyrase). It is a high molecular weight (79.4 kDa) monomeric glycoprotein that contains 2.4% neutral sugars and 58.4% N-linked oligosaccharides and strongly binds to Concanavalin A. The LC-MS/MS analysis did not identify any protein in NCBI protein database, nevertheless some de novo sequences of Ruviapyrase showed putative conserved domain of apyrase superfamily. Ruviapyrase hydrolysed adenosine triphosphate (ATP) to a significantly greater extent (p < ...
January 8, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323774/obesity-impairs-oligopeptide-amino-acid-induced-ghrelin-release-and-smooth-muscle-contractions-in-the-human-proximal-stomach
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L Vancleef, T Thijs, F Baert, L J Ceulemans, E Canovai, Q Wang, S Steensels, A Segers, R Farré, J Pirenne, M Lannoo, J Tack, I Depoortere
SCOPE: The satiation properties of proteins involve effects on gut peptide release and gastrointestinal motility which may be altered during obesity. This study compared the in vitro response and role of amino acid (AA) taste receptors (TASR) in the effect of AAs and a casein hydrolysate on ghrelin release and smooth muscle (SM) contractions in the proximal gut of lean and obese patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: Basal ghrelin release, measured from mucosal segments, was maximal in the fundus and decreased distally...
January 11, 2018: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322315/effects-of-a-casein-hydrolysate-versus-intact-casein-on-gastric-emptying-and-amino-acid-responses
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Katy Horner, Elaine Drummond, Victoria O'Sullivan, Pedapati S C Sri Harsha, Lorraine Brennan
PURPOSE: Milk proteins and/or their hydrolysates have been reported to have beneficial effects for improving postprandial glycaemia. Gastric emptying is a major determinant of postprandial glycaemia, yet limited studies have examined the effects of intact milk proteins compared to hydrolysates on gastric emptying. We investigated gastric emptying of a casein hydrolysate compared to intact casein. METHODS: Nine overweight and obese adults (mean ± SD age: 59...
January 10, 2018: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316517/functional-metagenomics-reveals-a-novel-carbapenem-hydrolyzing-mobile-beta-lactamase-from-indian-river-sediments-contaminated-with-antibiotic-production-waste
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Nachiket P Marathe, Anders Janzon, Stathis D Kotsakis, Carl-Fredrik Flach, Mohammad Razavi, Fanny Berglund, Erik Kristiansson, D G Joakim Larsson
Evolution has provided environmental bacteria with a plethora of genes that give resistance to antibiotic compounds. Under anthropogenic selection pressures, some of these genes are believed to be recruited over time into pathogens by horizontal gene transfer. River sediment polluted with fluoroquinolones and other drugs discharged from bulk drug production in India constitute an environment with unprecedented, long-term antibiotic selection pressures. It is therefore plausible that previously unknown resistance genes have evolved and/or are promoted here...
January 6, 2018: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316237/administration-of-alphas1-casein-hydrolysate-increases-sleep-and-modulates-gabaa-receptor-subunit-expression
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Taddesse Yayeh, Yea-Hyun Leem, Kyung-Mi Kim, Jae-Chul Jung, Jessica Schwarz, Ki-Wan Oh, Seikwan Oh
Sleep is the most basic and essential physiological requirement for mental health, and sleep disorders pose potential risks of metabolic and neurodegenerative diseases. Tryptic hydrolysate of αS1-casein (αS1-CH) has been shown to possess stress relieving and sleep promoting effects. However, the differential effects of αS1-CH on electroencephalographic wave patterns and its effects on the protein levels of γ-aminobutyric acid A (GABAA) receptor subtypes in hypothalamic neurons are not well understood. We found αS1-CH (120, 240 mg/kg) increased sleep duration in mice and reduced sleep-wake cycle numbers in rats...
January 9, 2018: Biomolecules & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310853/immobilization-of-%C3%AE-1-3-1-4-glucanase-from-bacillus-sp-on-porous-silica-for-production-of-%C3%AE-glucooligosaccharides
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Hwa Jin Cho, Won Je Jang, Soo Young Moon, Jong Min Lee, Jang-Ho Kim, Hyon-Sob Han, Kang-Woong Kim, Bong-Joo Lee, In-Soo Kong
(1,3)(1,4)-β-d-glucan has been determined to have various beneficial effects due to its unique structure. β-glucooligosaccharides (β-GOS), which are hydrolysates of barley (1,3)(1,4)-β-d-glucan, provide a useful prebiotic material for selective growth of probiotic bacteria. In this study, recombinant β-1,3-1,4-glucanase (Bg1314) from Bacillus sp. SJ-10 (KCCM 90078) was immobilized on porous silica using glutaraldehyde as a crosslinking reagent to achieve efficient production of β-GOS. We investigated the effects of factors such as the amounts of enzyme and glutaraldehyde, reaction temperature, and pH on catalytic activity...
March 2018: Enzyme and Microbial Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310774/measurement-of-elastin-collagen-and-total-protein-levels-in-tissues
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Ivan Stoilov, Barry C Starcher, Robert P Mecham, Thomas J Broekelmann
Elastin and collagen levels in tissues are frequently difficult to measure because of each protein's limited solubility. This chapter provides detailed methodology for the determination of elastin, collagen, and total protein levels in a single tissue sample. All three assays start with an acid hydrolysate of the tissue, which breaks the tissue-associated proteins down to their component amino acids. Marker amino acids unique to each protein (desmosine for elastin and hydroxyproline for collagen) are then quantified...
2018: Methods in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303958/separation-and-characterization-of-antioxidative-and-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibitory-peptide-from-jellyfish-gonad-hydrolysate
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Qin Zhang, Chengcheng Song, Jun Zhao, Xiaomei Shi, Meiling Sun, Jing Liu, Yinghuan Fu, Wengang Jin, Beiwei Zhu
The gonad of jellyfish (RhopilemaesculentumKishinouye), containing high protein content with a rich amino acid composition, is suitable for the preparation of bioactive peptides. Jellyfish gonad was hydrolysed with neutral protease to obtain jellyfish gonad protein hydrolysate (JGPH), which was then purified sequentially by ultrafiltration, gel filtration chromatography, and RP-HPLC. The peptides were characterized with HPLC-MS/MS. One peptide with amino acid sequence Ser-Tyr (SY) was identified and synthesized, which showed good ACE inhibitory and antioxidant activity...
January 5, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300825/the-arabidopsis-thaliana-non-specific-phospholipase-c2-is-involved-in-the-response-to-pseudomonas-syringae-attack
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Zuzana Krcková, Daniela Kocourková, Michal Danek, Jitka Brouzdová, Premysl Pejchar, Martin Janda, Igor Pokotylo, Peter G Ott, Olga Valentová, Jan Martinec
Background and Aims: The non-specific phospholipase C (NPC) is a new member of the plant phospholipase family that reacts to abiotic environmental stresses, such as phosphate deficiency, high salinity, heat and aluminium toxicity, and is involved in root development, silicon distribution and brassinolide signalling. Six NPC genes (NPC1-NPC6) are found in the Arabidopsis genome. The NPC2 isoform has not been experimentally characterized so far. Methods: The Arabidopsis NPC2 isoform was cloned and heterologously expressed in Escherichia coli...
December 29, 2017: Annals of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300301/identification-and-antithrombotic-activity-of-peptides-from-blue-mussel-mytilus-edulis-protein
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Meiling Qiao, Maolin Tu, Zhenyu Wang, Fengjiao Mao, Hui Chen, Lei Qin, Ming Du
The blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) reportedly contains many bioactive components of nutritional value. Water-, salt- and acid-soluble M. edulis protein fractions were obtained and the proteins were trypsinized. The resultant peptides were analyzed by ultra-performance liquid chromatography quadrupole time of flight tandem mass spectrometry (UPLC-Q-TOF-MS/MS). 387 unique peptides were identified that matched 81 precursor proteins. Molecular mass distributions of the proteins and peptides were analyzed by sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacryl amide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE)...
January 4, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297078/effect-of-hydrolyzed-infant-formula-vs-conventional-formula-on-risk-of-type-1-diabetes-the-trigr-randomized-clinical-trial
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Mikael Knip, Hans K Åkerblom, Eva Al Taji, Dorothy Becker, Jan Bruining, Luis Castano, Thomas Danne, Carine de Beaufort, Hans-Michael Dosch, John Dupre, William D Fraser, Neville Howard, Jorma Ilonen, Daniel Konrad, Olga Kordonouri, Jeffrey P Krischer, Margaret L Lawson, Johnny Ludvigsson, Laszlo Madacsy, Jeffrey L Mahon, Anne Ormisson, Jerry P Palmer, Paolo Pozzilli, Erkki Savilahti, Manuel Serrano-Rios, Marco Songini, Shayne Taback, Outi Vaarala, Neil H White, Suvi M Virtanen, Renata Wasikowa
Importance: Early exposure to complex dietary proteins may increase the risk of type 1 diabetes in children with genetic disease susceptibility. There are no intact proteins in extensively hydrolyzed formulas. Objective: To test the hypothesis that weaning to an extensively hydrolyzed formula decreases the cumulative incidence of type 1 diabetes in young children. Design, Setting, and Participants: An international double-blind randomized clinical trial of 2159 infants with human leukocyte antigen-conferred disease susceptibility and a first-degree relative with type 1 diabetes recruited from May 2002 to January 2007 in 78 study centers in 15 countries; 1081 were randomized to be weaned to the extensively hydrolyzed casein formula and 1078 to a conventional formula...
January 2, 2018: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29291378/a-new-use-of-%C3%AE-ala-lys-amca-as-a-transport-reporter-for-pept1-and-pept2-in-renal-brush-border-membrane-vesicles-from-the-outer-cortex-and-outer-medulla
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Othman A Alghamdi, Nicola King, Graham L Jones, Pierre D J Moens
Integral membrane proteins PEPT1 and PEPT2 are essential for reabsorbing almost all hydrolysed or filtered di- and tripeptides alongside a wide range of peptidomimetic drugs in the kidney. The aim of this study was to investigate the potential use of the fluorophore-conjugated dipeptide β-Ala-Lys (AMCA) as a biosensor for measuring peptide transport activity in brush border membrane vesicles isolated from the outer cortex (BBMV-OC) and outer medulla (BBMV-OM) (representing PEPT1 and PEPT2 respectively). The vesicles were isolated using a dual magnesium precipitation and centrifugation technique...
December 29, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287456/the-enzymatic-hydrolysis-of-soy-protein-isolate-by-corolase-pp-under-high-hydrostatic-pressure-and-its-effect-on-bioactivity-and-characteristics-of-hydrolysates
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Haining Guan, Xiaoqin Diao, Fan Jiang, Jianchun Han, Baohua Kong
Enzymatic hydrolysis of soy protein isolate by Corolase PP under high hydrostatic pressure conditions was studied and the effects of hydrolysis on antioxidant and antihypertensive activities were investigated. As observed, high hydrostatic pressure (80-300MPa) enhanced the hydrolytic efficiency of Corolase PP and decreased the surface hydrophobicity of the hydrolysates. Hydrolysates obtained at 200MPa for 4h had higher bioactivities (reducing power, ABTS radical-scavenging and ACE inhibitory activities). The molecular weight (MW) determination indicated that hydrolysis at high hydrostatic pressure could increase the production of small peptides (<3kDa) and the amino acid sequences of these peptides with different inhibitory abilities, less than 3kDa, in hydrolysates were identified using matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI TOF MS)...
April 15, 2018: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287428/characterization-of-protein-hydrolysates-from-blue-whiting-micromesistius-poutassou-and-their-application-in-beverage-fortification
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Sian Egerton, Sarah Culloty, Jason Whooley, Catherine Stanton, R Paul Ross
Enzymatic hydrolysis of fish proteins has been employed as a principle method for converting under-utilised fish into valuable products for the pharmaceutical and health food industries. In this study, six commercial enzymes were tested for their ability to make fish protein hydrolysate powders from whole blue whiting. The chemical and functional properties of these powders were compared. The powders all had high solubility (>80%) across a wide pH range in water and their solubility improved further within a vitamin-tea beverage matrix (>85%)...
April 15, 2018: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287362/immunomodulatory-and-anticancer-protein-hydrolysates-peptides-from-food-proteins-a-review
#16
REVIEW
Meram Chalamaiah, Wenlin Yu, Jianping Wu
Bioactive peptides are oligopeptides that consist of 2-20 amino acids that can exert beneficial effects on human health in addition to basic nutritional effects. Food derived protein hydrolysates or peptides with immunomodulatory and anticancer activities have been reported from a variety of food protein sources such as milk, egg, fish, rice, soybean, pea, chlorella, spirulina, oyster and mussel. In vitro hydrolysis of food proteins using commercial proteolytic enzymes is the most commonly employed process for the production of immunomodulatory and anticancer food protein hydrolysates...
April 15, 2018: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277903/impact-of-food-processing-and-simulated-gastro-intestinal-digestion-on-gliadin-immunoreactivity-in-rolls
#17
Bartosz Brzozowski
BACKGROUND: Enzymatic modification of wheat proteins during dough fermentation, and its digestion supported by peptidases of microbiological origin can cause degradation of important peptides in the pathogenesis of coeliac disease. However, baking bread and the high temperature associated with could change a physicochemical and immunological properties of proteins. Thermal changes in spatial structure of proteins and its hydrolysis can lead to masking or degrading immunoreactive peptides...
December 25, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273737/hydrolytic-activity-determination-of-tail-tubular-protein-a-of-klebsiella-pneumoniae-bacteriophages-towards-saccharide-substrates
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Ewa Brzozowska, Anna Pyra, Krzysztof Pawlik, Monika Janik, Sabina Górska, Natalia Urbańska, Zuzanna Drulis-Kawa, Andrzej Gamian
In this paper, the enzymatic activity, substrate specificity and antibiofilm feature of bacteriophage dual-function tail proteins are presented. So far, tail tubular proteins A-TTPAgp31 and TTPAgp44-have been considered as structural proteins of Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteriophages KP32 and KP34, respectively. Our results show that TTPAgp31 is able to hydrolyze maltose as well as Red-starch. The activity of 1 µM of the protein was calculated as 47.6 milli-Units/assay relating to the α-amylase activity. It degrades capsular polysaccharides (cPS), slime polysaccharides (sPS) and lipopolysaccharide (LPS) of K...
December 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260815/the-important-role-of-salivary-%C3%AE-amylase-in-the-gastric-digestion-of-wheat-bread-starch
#19
Daniela Freitas, Steven Le Feunteun, Maud Panouillé, Isabelle Souchon
The role of salivary α-amylase (HSA) in starch digestion is often overlooked in favour of that of pancreatic α-amylase due to the short duration of the oral phase. Although it is generally accepted that the amylase of salivary origin can continue to be active in the stomach, studies ascertaining its contribution are lacking. This study aimed to address this issue by coupling in vitro oral processing with an in vitro dynamic system that mimicked different postprandial gastric pH reduction kinetics observed in vivo following a snack- or lunch-type meal...
December 20, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260283/enhancing-bioactive-peptide-release-and-identification-using-targeted-enzymatic-hydrolysis-of-milk-proteins
#20
REVIEW
Alice B Nongonierma, Richard J FitzGerald
Milk proteins have been extensively studied for their ability to yield a range of bioactive peptides following enzymatic hydrolysis/digestion. However, many hurdles still exist regarding the widespread utilization of milk protein-derived bioactive peptides as health enhancing agents for humans. These mostly arise from the fact that most milk protein-derived bioactive peptides are not highly potent. In addition, they may be degraded during gastrointestinal digestion and/or have a low intestinal permeability...
December 19, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
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