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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545359/microbial-enzymatic-degradation-of-biodegradable-plastics
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Roohi, Kulsoom Bano, Mohammed Kuddus, Mohd Rehan Zaheer, Qamar Zia, Mohd Farhan Khan, Ghulam Md Ashraf, Gjumrakch Aliev
Background The use of different types of plastics in the world either synthetic or biodegradable has become a part in all sectors of the economy. Infrastructure such as agriculture, building and construction, telecommunication, consumer goods, packaging, health and medical are all high growth areas that ensure a spiralling demand for plastics. Lack of degradability, environmental pollution and closing of landfill sites has led to concern more about plastic waste disposal. Appropriate biodegradation should occur for these water-immiscible polymers since they eventually enter streams which can neither be recycled nor incinerated and also not despoiled with existing physical and chemical means of degradation...
May 23, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538700/stability-profiles-and-therapeutic-effect-of-cu-zn-superoxide-dismutase-chemically-coupled-to-o-quaternary-chitosan-derivatives-against-dextran-sodium-sulfate-induced-colitis
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Nan Zhao, Zhaolong Feng, Meng Shao, Jichao Cao, Fengshan Wang, Chunhui Liu
Superoxide dismutase (SOD) has attracted considerable attention on treatment of reactive oxygen species (ROS)-related disorders. We previously conjugated Cu/Zn SOD to O-quaternary chitosan derivatives (O-HTCC) to yield a polymer-enzyme conjugate O-HTCC-SOD that demonstrated superior therapeutic effect to native SOD. The present study demonstrated that O-HTCC-SOD had wider pH activity range, better thermal stability, excellent long-term stability for storage, as well as unique reinstatement of activity exposure to proteolytic degradation that was helpful for longer half-life in vivo...
May 24, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535872/fungal-secretomics-to-probe-the-biological-functions-of-lytic-polysaccharide-monooxygenases
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Jean-Guy Berrin, Marie-Noëlle Rosso, Maher Abou Hachem
Enzymatic degradation of plant biomass is of growing interest for the development of a sustainable bio-based industry. Filamentous fungi, which degrade complex and recalcitrant plant polymers, are proficient secretors of enzymes acting on the lignocellulose composite of plant cell walls in addition to starch, the main carbon storage reservoir. In this review, we focus on the identification of lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases (LPMOs) and their redox partners in fungal secretomes to highlight the biological functions of these remarkable enzyme systems and we discuss future trends related to LPMO-potentiated bioconversion...
May 17, 2017: Carbohydrate Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525726/characterization-of-an-ionic-liquid-tolerant-%C3%AE-xylosidase-from-a-marine-derived-fungal-endophyte
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Anindita Sengupta, Angela Zabala, Si Yu Tan, Arthur Broadstock, T S Suryanarayanan, Venkat Gopalan
Ionic liquids (ILs) are used in lignocellulosic biomass (LCB) pretreatment due to their ability to disrupt the extensive hydrogen-bonding network in cellulose and hemicellulose, and thereby decrease LCB recalcitrance to subsequent enzymatic degradation. However, this approach necessitates development of a cellulases and hemicellulases that can tolerate ~20% (w/v) IL, an amount that either co-precipitates with the sugar polymers after the initial pretreatment or is typically used in single-pot biomass deconstructions...
May 19, 2017: Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Biochimie et Biologie Cellulaire
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521336/chemical-ecology-of-antibiotic-production-by-actinomycetes
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Anne van der Meij, Sarah F Worsley, Matthew I Hutchings, Gilles P van Wezel
Actinomycetes are a diverse family of filamentous bacteria that produce a plethora of natural products relevant for agriculture, biotechnology and medicine, including the majority of the antibiotics we use in the clinic. Rather than as free-living bacteria, many actinomycetes have evolved to live in symbiosis with among others plants, fungi, insects and sponges. As a common theme, these organisms profit from the natural products and enzymes produced by the actinomycetes, for example, for protection against pathogenic microbes, for growth promotion or for the degradation of complex natural polymers such as lignocellulose...
May 1, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513544/morphogenetically-active-barrier-membrane-for-guided-bone-regeneration-based-on-amorphous-polyphosphate
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Xiaohong Wang, Maximilian Ackermann, Meik Neufurth, Shunfeng Wang, Heinz C Schröder, Werner E G Müller
We describe a novel regeneratively-active barrier membrane which consists of a durable electrospun poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL) net covered with a morphogenetically-active biohybrid material composed of collagen and inorganic polyphosphate (polyP). The patch-like fibrous collagen structures are decorated with small amorphous polyP nanoparticles (50 nm) formed by precipitation of this energy-rich and enzyme-degradable (alkaline phosphatase) polymer in the presence of calcium ions. The fabricated PCL-polyP/collagen hybrid mats are characterized by advantageous biomechanical properties, such as enhanced flexibility and stretchability with almost unaltered tensile strength of the PCL net...
May 17, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504183/enzymic-degradation-of-hydroxyethyl-cellulose-and-analysis-of-the-substitution-pattern-along-the-polysaccharide-chain
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Yongfu Diao, Mingwei Song, Yulin Zhang, Lin-Ying Shi, Yusan Lv, Rong Ran
The enzymatic degradation behavior of hydroxyethyl cellulose (HEC) samples with different molar substitutions (MS) values was investigated. The changes in the molecular structure of HEC treated with enzymatic approach in comparison to the native HEC were studied through nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), fourier transform infrared spectra (FTIR), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) techniques and kinetics of degradation was studied by viscometry. The cleavage of HEC chains could be observed from FTIR and kinetics results...
August 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493408/monoubiquitination-joins-polyubiquitination-as-an-esteemed-proteasomal-targeting-signal
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REVIEW
Ido Livneh, Yelena Kravtsova-Ivantsiv, Ori Braten, Yong Tae Kwon, Aaron Ciechanover
A polyubiquitin chain attached covalently to the target substrate has been recognized for long as the "canonical" proteasomal degradation signal. However, several proteins have been shown to be targeted for degradation following monoubiquitination, indicating that the proteasome can recognize signals other than a ubiquitin polymer. A comprehensive screen aiming at determining the extent of this mode of recognition revealed that ∼40% of mammalian and ∼20% of yeast proteins are degraded following monoubiquitination...
June 2017: BioEssays: News and Reviews in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490083/combining-hydrothermal-pretreatment-with-enzymes-de-pectinates-and-exposes-the-innermost-xyloglucan-rich-hemicellulose-layers-of-wine-grape-pomace
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Anscha J J Zietsman, John P Moore, Jonatan U Fangel, William G T Willats, Melané A Vivier
Chardonnay grape pomace was treated with pressurized heat followed by enzymatic hydrolysis, with commercial or pure enzymes, in buffered conditions. The pomace was unfermented as commonly found for white winemaking wastes and treatments aimed to simulate biovalorization processing. Cell wall profiling techniques showed that the pretreatment led to depectination of the outer layers thereby exposing xylan polymers and increasing the extractability of arabinans, galactans, arabinogalactan proteins and mannans...
October 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489346/metal-organic-frameworks-at-the-biointerface-synthetic-strategies-and-applications
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Christian Doonan, Raffaele Riccò, Kang Liang, Darren Bradshaw, Paolo Falcaro
Many living organisms are capable of producing inorganic materials of precisely controlled structure and morphology. This ubiquitous process is termed biomineralization and is observed in nature from the macroscale (e.g., formation of exoskeletons) down to the nanoscale (e.g., mineral storage and transportation in proteins). Extensive research efforts have pursued replicating this chemistry with the overarching aims of synthesizing new materials of unprecedented physical properties and understanding the complex mechanisms that occur at the biological-inorganic interface...
May 10, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463479/phanerochaete-chrysosporium-multienzyme-catabolic-system-for-in-vivo-modification-of-synthetic-lignin-to-succinic-acid
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Chang-Young Hong, Sun-Hwa Ryu, Hanseob Jeong, Sung-Suk Lee, Myungkil Kim, In-Gyu Choi
Whole cells of the basidiomycete fungus Phanerochaete chrysosporium (ATCC 20696) were applied to induce the biomodification of lignin in an in vivo system. Our results indicated that P. chrysosporium has a catabolic system that induces characteristic biomodifications of synthetic lignin through a series of redox reactions, leading not only to the degradation of lignin but also to its polymerization. The reducing agents ascorbic acid and α-tocopherol were used to stabilize the free radicals generated from the ligninolytic process...
May 10, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450242/modulating-carbohydrate-based-hydrogels-as-viscoelastic-lubricant-substitute-for-articular-cartilages
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Gesmi Milcovich, Filipe E Antunes, Rossella Farra, Gabriele Grassi, Mario Grassi, Fioretta Asaro
Viscosupplementation is a therapeutic approach for osteoarthritis treatment, where the synovial fluid, the natural lubricant of the joints, is replaced by viscoelastic solutions with rheological properties comparable or better than the starting material. This study presents the development of an innovative platform for viscosupplementation, based on the optimization of polysaccharide-based colloidal hydrogel, aiming to reduce on-site enzyme degradation and enhance the possibility of hyaluronic acid substitution with alternative biomaterials...
April 24, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442389/gene-identification-and-characterization-of-fucoidan-deacetylase-for-potential-application-to-fucoidan-degradation-and-diversification
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Tatsuhiko Nagao, Ayako Kumabe, Fumika Komatsu, Hisashi Yagi, Hirokazu Suzuki, Takashi Ohshiro
Fucoidan is an α-l-fucopyranosyl polymer found in seaweeds with forms that have acetyl and sulfuric modifications and derivatives that are lower and/or diversified, with modifications that have attracted interest as potential bioactive substances. We identified the gene for a fucoidan deacetylase that cleaves acetyl moieties from fucoidan and thereby contributes to fucoidan utilization in the marine bacterium Luteolibacter algae H18. Fucoidan deacetylase was purified to homogeneity from a cell-free extract of L...
April 22, 2017: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436442/thermal-stability-storage-and-release-of-proteins-with-tailored-fit-in-silica
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Yun-Chu Chen, Tristan Smith, Robert H Hicks, Aswin Doekhie, Francoise Koumanov, Stephen A Wells, Karen J Edler, Jean van den Elsen, Geoffrey D Holman, Kevin J Marchbank, Asel Sartbaeva
Biological substances based on proteins, including vaccines, antibodies, and enzymes, typically degrade at room temperature over time due to denaturation, as proteins unfold with loss of secondary and tertiary structure. Their storage and distribution therefore relies on a "cold chain" of continuous refrigeration; this is costly and not always effective, as any break in the chain leads to rapid loss of effectiveness and potency. Efforts have been made to make vaccines thermally stable using treatments including freeze-drying (lyophilisation), biomineralisation, and encapsulation in sugar glass and organic polymers...
April 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423064/biochemical-evaluation-of-the-anticancer-potential-of-the-polyamine-based-nanocarrier-nano11047
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Tracy Murray-Stewart, Elena Ferrari, Ying Xie, Fei Yu, Laurence J Marton, David Oupicky, Robert A Casero
Synthesizing polycationic polymers directly from existing drugs overcomes the drug-loading limitations often associated with pharmacologically inert nanocarriers. We recently described nanocarriers formed from a first-generation polyamine analogue, bis(ethyl)norspermine (BENSpm), that could simultaneously target polyamine metabolism while delivering therapeutic nucleic acids. In the current study, we describe the synthesis and evaluation of self-immolative nanocarriers derived from the second-generation polyamine analogue PG-11047...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419654/degradation-and-metabolism-of-synthetic-plastics-and-associated-products-by-pseudomonas-spp-capabilities-and-challenges
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REVIEW
Rebecca A Wilkes, Ludmilla Aristilde
Synthetic plastics, which are widely present in materials of everyday use, are ubiquitous and slow-degrading polymers in environmental wastes. Of special interest are the capabilities of microorganisms to accelerate their degradation. Members of the metabolically-diverse genus Pseudomonas are of particular interest due their capabilities to degrade and metabolize synthetic plastics. Pseudomonas species isolated from environmental matrices have been identified to degrade polyethylene, polypropylene, polyvinyl chloride, polystyrene, polyurethane, polyethylene terephthalate, polyethylene succinate, polyethylene glycol, and polyvinyl alcohol at varying degrees of efficiency...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411652/strategies-for-biophysical-characterization-of-protein-polymer-conjugates
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Cameron Williams, Melissa L Dougherty, Katherine Makaroff, Jacob Stapleton, Dominik Konkolewicz, Jason A Berberich, Richard C Page
Protein-polymer conjugates are increasingly viewed as promising avenues to producing industrial enzymes with high activity capable of withstanding potentially harsh reaction conditions, or to designing novel therapeutics with triggered release, controlled masking, or increased resistance to proteolytic degradation. Common among these applications are the desire to improve the stability of protein-polymer conjugates to unfolding by exposure to chemicals or thermal stress. Thus, assays that allow researchers to robustly and easily characterize protein-polymer conjugates by obtaining thermodynamic parameters for folding stand to play an important role in the development of improved protein-polymer conjugates...
2017: Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375014/mapping-the-long-range-electron-transfer-route-in-ligninolytic-peroxidases
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Sandra Acebes, Francisco J Ruiz-Dueñas, Mario Toubes, Veronica Sáez-Jiménez, Marta Pérez-Boada, M Fátima Lucas, Angel T Martínez, Victor Guallar
Combining a computational analysis with site-directed mutagenesis, we have studied the long-range electron transfer pathway in versatile and lignin peroxidases, two enzymes of biotechnological interest that play a key role for fungal degradation of the bulky lignin molecule in plant biomass. The in silico study established two possible electron transfer routes starting at the surface tryptophan residue previously identified as responsible for oxidation of the bulky lignin polymer. Moreover, in both enzymes, a second buried tryptophan residue appears as a top electron transfer carrier, indicating the prevalence of one pathway...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371373/microbial-enzymes-for-the-recycling-of-recalcitrant-petroleum-based-plastics-how-far-are-we
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REVIEW
Ren Wei, Wolfgang Zimmermann
Petroleum-based plastics have replaced many natural materials in their former applications. With their excellent properties, they have found widespread uses in almost every area of human life. However, the high recalcitrance of many synthetic plastics results in their long persistence in the environment, and the growing amount of plastic waste ending up in landfills and in the oceans has become a global concern. In recent years, a number of microbial enzymes capable of modifying or degrading recalcitrant synthetic polymers have been identified...
March 28, 2017: Microbial Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350993/convergent-strategy-for-the-synthesis-of-s-linked-oligoxylans
#20
Beatrice Bonora, Irene Boos, Mads H Clausen
Arabinoxylans (AX) are a major class of hemicellulose and an important polysaccharide component of lignocellulosic biomass. To utilize the glycan polymer effectively, it is desirable to learn more about the enzymatic hydrolysis of AXs. Well-defined glycans can help to elucidate these processes. Here, we report the efficient synthesis of a mixed O- and S-linked tetraxylan. This thio-oligosaccharide has been developed as a putative inhibitor of arabinoxylan degrading enzymes used for the saccharification of biomass...
March 21, 2017: Carbohydrate Research
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