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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928062/the-derivatization-and-antioxidant-activities-of-yeast-mannan
#1
Yang Liu, Gangliang Huang
The alkaline mannan (M) was extracted from yeast cell walls, and the best extraction condition was: 100°C, 2h, 1% NaOH, solid-liquid ratio of 10:1. The purity of mannan was 96.15%. Its five derivatives were obtained by chemical modification methods, and they were: phosphorylated mannan (P-M), sulfated mannan (S-M), carboxymethylated mannan (CM-M), carboxymethylated-phosphorylated mannan (CMP-M), and carboxymethylated-sulfated mannan (CMS-M). The phosphate substitution degree of P-M and CMP-M was 0.2 and 0...
September 16, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927202/role-of-molecular-biomarkers-in-the-diagnosis-of-invasive-fungal-diseases-in-children
#2
Anna R Huppler, Brian T Fisher, Thomas Lehrnbecher, Thomas J Walsh, William J Steinbach
Invasive fungal diseases are important clinical problems that are often complicated by severe illness and therefore the inability to use invasive measures to definitively diagnose the disease. Tests for a range of fungal biomarkers that do not require an invasive sample-collection procedure have been incorporated into adult clinical practice, but pediatric data and pediatric-specific recommendations for some of these diagnostic tools are lacking. In this review, we summarize the published literature and contemporary strategies for using the biomarkers galactomannan, (1→3)-β-d-glucan, Candida mannan antigen and anti-mannan antibody, and fungal polymerase chain reaction for diagnosing invasive fungal disease in children...
September 1, 2017: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924346/co-delivery-of-polyinosinic-polycytidylic-acid-and-flagellin-by-poly-lactic-co-glycolic-acid-mps-synergistically-enhances-immune-response-elicited-by-intranasally-delivered-hepatitis-b-surface-antigen
#3
Xiaojing Dai, Jintian He, Ruxia Zhang, Guanghao Wu, Fangfang Xiong, Baohua Zhao
The aim of the present work was to investigate the synergistic effect between toll-like receptor (TLR) 3 ligand polyinosinic:polycytidylic acid (pI:C) and TLR5 ligand flagellin (FLN) on immune responses induced by nasally delivered hepatitis B virus surface antigen (HBsAg). Mannan and chitosan oligosaccharide-modified, pH-responsive poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (MC-PLGA) microparticles (MPs) containing HBsAg, FLN, pI:C or both ligands were prepared with a double-emulsion method. In vitro uptake experiments show that cellular uptake of MC-PLGA MPs by macrophages was through energy-dependent, receptor-mediated endocytosis mechanism...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923592/comparative-study-of-three-c1q-domain-containing-proteins-from-pacific-oyster-crassostrea-gigas
#4
Zhao Lv, Limei Qiu, Mengqiang Wang, Zhihao Jia, Weilin Wang, Lusheng Xin, Zhaoqun Liu, Lingling Wang, Linsheng Song
C1q domain containing proteins (C1qDCs) are a family of proteins containing a globular head C1q domain (ghC1q) in C-terminus, which serve as pattern recognition receptors (PRRs) and mediate a series of immune responses. In the present study, three C1qDC proteins from Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas (CgC1qDC-2, CgC1qDC-3, CgC1qDC-4) were characterized and comparatively investigated to understand their roles in the immune response. All the three recombinant CgC1qDC proteins (rCgC1qDCs) could bind lipopolysaccharide (LPS) significantly but they could not bind lipoteichoic acid (LTA), β-1,3-glucan (GLU), mannan (MAN), and polyinosinic-polycytidylic acid (Poly I:C)...
September 16, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923118/hypothermia-for-encephalopathy-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-helix-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
#5
Sudhin Thayyil, Vania Oliveira, Peter J Lally, Ravi Swamy, Paul Bassett, Mani Chandrasekaran, Jayashree Mondkar, Sundaram Mangalabharathi, Naveen Benkappa, Arasar Seeralar, Mohammod Shahidullah, Paolo Montaldo, Jethro Herberg, Swati Manerkar, Kumutha Kumaraswami, Chinnathambi Kamalaratnam, Vinayagam Prakash, Rema Chandramohan, Prathik Bandya, Mohammod Abdul Mannan, Ranmali Rodrigo, Mohandas Nair, Siddarth Ramji, Seetha Shankaran
BACKGROUND: Therapeutic hypothermia reduces death and disability after moderate or severe neonatal encephalopathy in high-income countries and is used as standard therapy in these settings. However, the safety and efficacy of cooling therapy in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), where 99% of the disease burden occurs, remains unclear. We will examine whether whole body cooling reduces death or neurodisability at 18-22 months after neonatal encephalopathy, in LMICs. METHODS: We will randomly allocate 408 term or near-term babies (aged ≤ 6 h) with moderate or severe neonatal encephalopathy admitted to public sector neonatal units in LMIC countries (India, Bangladesh or Sri Lanka), to either usual care alone or whole-body cooling with usual care...
September 18, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919624/frequency-distribution-of-congenital-anomaly-and-associated-maternal-risk-factors
#6
K Fatema, T Das, A Mannan, S M Zaman
This study was done to find out the maternal risk factors associated with congenital anomaly. This cross-sectional observational study was carried out in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh from January 2011 to December 2011. During this study period 78 patients had pregnancy with congenital anomaly and delivered in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Women with ultrasound report of congenitally abnormal fetus irrespective of gestational age were included...
July 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919619/comparison-of-serum-bilirubin-with-transcutaneous-bilirubinometry-in-late-preterm-and-term-newborn
#7
N Nahar, M A Mannan, A C Dey, F Ahmed, K A Khan, I Jahan, S K Dey, M Shahidullah
Neonatal jaundice or hyperbilirubinemia is a common occurrence in newborns. It can progress to develop kernicterus unless intervention is initiated. Severity and decision for management are usually based on serum bilirubin which needs blood sampling. Transcutaneous bilirubin measurement is a noninvasive technique and correlates closely with serum bilirubin. This Cross sectional study was done in the Department of Neonatology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University from March 2013 to August 2014 to evaluate the transcutaneous bilirubin in comparison to serum bilirubin...
July 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919604/correlation-of-stature-with-foot-length-in-5-10-years-aged-bangladeshi-children
#8
M Ismatsara, M Khalil, S Mannan, M T Alam, M M Rahman, Z Ahmed, E Z Epsi, A Kabir, S Farjan, R S Zisa
This cross sectional, descriptive and analytic type study was conducted among 5-10 years aged Bangladeshi children at different areas of Mymensingh district (Fulpur, Muktagacha, Fulbaria, Trisal and Haluaghat) on 109 Bangladeshi children (70 male and 39 female) from January 2016 to December 2016. Sample collection was done by nonrandom purposive sampling technique. Any kind of foot deformity resulting either from congenital or physical injury were excluded to construct standard measurement. The present anthropometric study was designed to construct data of 5 to 10 years aged Bangladeshi children regarding foot length, to measure correlation of stature with foot length and an attempt has been made out to grow interest among the researchers for future study and also to compare the data with the data of the people of other races...
July 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919557/synergistic-effects-of-dendritic-cell-targeting-and-laser-microporation-on-enhancing-epicutaneous-skin-vaccination-efficacy
#9
Yoan Machado, Sanne Duinkerken, Veronika Hoepflinger, Melissa Mayr, Evgeniia Korotchenko, Almedina Kurtaj, Isabel Pablos, Markus Steiner, Angelika Stoecklinger, Joyce Lübbers, Maximillian Schmid, Uwe Ritter, Sandra Scheiblhofer, Michael Ablinger, Verena Wally, Sarah Hochmann, Anna M Raninger, Dirk Strunk, Yvette van Kooyk, Josef Thalhamer, Richard Weiss
Due to its unique immunological properties, the skin is an attractive target tissue for allergen-specific immunotherapy. In our current work, we combined a dendritic cell targeting approach with epicutaneous immunization using an ablative fractional laser to generate defined micropores in the upper layers of the skin. By coupling the major birch pollen allergen Bet v 1 to mannan from S. cerevisiae via mild periodate oxidation we generated hypoallergenic Bet-mannan neoglycoconjugates, which efficiently targeted CD14+ dendritic cells and Langerhans cells in human skin explants...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918528/signaling-of-the-complement-cleavage-product-anaphylatoxin-c5a-through-c5ar-cd88-contributes-to-pharmacological-hematopoietic-stem-cell-mobilization
#10
Kamila Bujko, Sylwia Rzeszotek, Kai Hoehlig, Jun Yan, Axel Vater, Mariusz Z Ratajczak
Several mechanisms have been postulated for orchestrating the mobilization of hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells (HSPCs), and we previously proposed that activation of the complement cascade plays a crucial role in the initiation and execution of the egress of HSPCs from bone marrow (BM) into peripheral blood (PB). In support of this notion, we demonstrated that mice deficient in the mannan-binding lectin (MBL) pathway, which activates the proximal part of the complement cascade, as well as mice deficient in the fifth component of the complement cascade (C5), which is part of the distal part of the complement cascade, are poor mobilizers...
September 16, 2017: Stem Cell Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917925/synthesis-of-synthetic-mannan-backbone-polysaccharides-found-on-the-surface-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-as-a-vaccine-adjuvant-and-their-immunological-properties
#11
Chakree Wattanasiri, Jiraporn Paha, Marisa Ponpuak, Somsak Ruchirawat, Siwarutt Boonyarattanakalin
Surface components of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) play crucial roles in modulating host immune responses. Thorough understandings of immunological properties of the Mtb's surface components are essential for the development of tuberculosis treatment and prevention. Unfortunately, the accessibility to the molecules on the surface of Mtb is limited by the structural complexity due to their various macromolecular nature and the hazard of culturing Mtb. In this study, we reveal a practical synthesis of lipomannan (LM) backbone polysaccharides - the core glycans found on Mtb's surface...
November 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900453/periprocedural-anticoagulation-in-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-heparin-vs-bivalirudin
#12
Abdul Mannan Khan Minhas, Salman Assad
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899775/unique-phagocytic-properties-of-hemocytes-of-pacific-oyster-crassostrea-gigas-against-yeast-and-yeast-cell-wall-derivatives
#13
Keisuke G Takahashi, Nakako Izumi-Nakajima, Katsuyoshi Mori
For a marine bivalve mollusk such as Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas, the elimination of foreign particles via hemocyte phagocytosis plays an important role in host defense mechanisms. The hemocytes of C. gigas have a high phagocytic ability for baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) and its cell-wall product zymosan. C. gigas hemocytes might phagocytose yeast cells after binding to polysaccharides on the cell-wall surface, but it is unknown how and what kinds of polysaccharide molecules are recognized. We conducted experiments to determine differences in the phagocytic ability of C...
September 9, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894250/identification-of-endoxylanase-xyne-from-clostridium-thermocellum-as-the-first-xylanase-of-glycoside-hydrolase-family-gh141
#14
Simon Heinze, Matthias Mechelke, Petra Kornberger, Wolfgang Liebl, Wolfgang H Schwarz, Vladimir V Zverlov
Enzymes that cleave polysaccharides in lignocellulose, i. e., cellulases, xylanases, and accessory enzymes, play crucial roles in the natural decomposition of plant-derived biomass and its efficient and sustainable processing into biofuels or other bulk chemicals. The analysis of open reading frame cthe_2195 from the thermophilic, cellulolytic anaerobe Clostridium thermocellum (also known as 'Ruminiclostridium thermocellum') suggested that it encoded a cellulosomal protein comprising a dockerin-I module, a carbohydrate-binding module, and a module of previously unknown function...
September 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888537/a-gtp-dependent-phosphoenolpyruvate-carboxykinase-from-crassostrea-gigas-involved-in-immune-recognition
#15
Zhao Lv, Limei Qiu, Weilin Wang, Zhaoqun Liu, Zhuang Xue, Zichao Yu, Xiaorui Song, Hao Chen, Lingling Wang, Linsheng Song
Phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase (PEPCK) is well known as a key enzyme involved in the metabolic pathway of gluconeogenesis in organisms, but the information about its involvement in immune response is still very limited. In the present study, a novel PEPCK homolog named CgPEPCK was identified from oyster Crassostrea gigas. The deduced amino acid sequence of CgPEPCK shared 52%-74% similarities with those from other known PEPCKs. There were one conserved guanosine triphosphate (GTP) binding site, one substrate binding site, one metal binding site and one active site in CgPEPCK...
September 6, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885559/a-critical-review-on-health-promoting-benefits-of-edible-mushrooms-through-gut-microbiota
#16
REVIEW
Muthukumaran Jayachandran, Jianbo Xiao, Baojun Xu
Mushrooms have long been used for medicinal and food purposes for over a thousand years, but a complete elucidation of the health-promoting properties of mushrooms through regulating gut microbiota has not yet been fully exploited. Mushrooms comprise a vast, and yet largely untapped, source of powerful new pharmaceutical substances. Mushrooms have been used in health care for treating simple and common diseases, like skin diseases and pandemic diseases like AIDS. This review is aimed at accumulating the health-promoting benefits of edible mushrooms through gut microbiota...
September 8, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884852/crystal-structure-of-a-marine-glycoside-hydrolase-family-99-related-protein-lacking-catalytic-machinery
#17
Craig S Robb, Agata Anna Mystkowska, Jan-Hendrik Hehemann
Algal polysaccharides of diverse structures are one of the most abundant carbon resources for heterotrophic, marine bacteria with coevolved digestive enzymes. A putative sulfo-mannan polysaccharide utilization locus, which is conserved in marine Flavobacteriia, contains an unusual GH99-like protein that lacks the conserved catalytic residues of glycoside hydrolase family 99. Using X-ray crystallography, we structurally characterized this protein from the marine Flavobacterium Ochrovirga pacifica to help elucidate its molecular function...
September 8, 2017: Protein Science: a Publication of the Protein Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875859/myelin-oligodendrocyte-glycoprotein-and-multiple-sclerosis
#18
Maria-Eleni Androutsou, Anthi Tapeinou, Alexios Vlamis-Gardikas, Theodore Tselios
BACKGROUND: Myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG) is located on the external surface of myelin, a membranous component of the central nervous system (CNS) that forms the insulating lipid layer around neurons. The major MOG splicing variant (a1 transcript) encodes a transmembrane protein with an extracellular domain of an Ig variable (IgV) fold. MOG IgV domains from the same or different cells dimerize and contribute to the organization and maintenance of the myelin sheath in neurons...
September 6, 2017: Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874747/transcriptome-analysis-of-inflammation-related-gene-expression-in-endothelial-cells-activated-by-complement-masp-1
#19
Endre Schwaner, Zsuzsanna Németh, Péter K Jani, Erika Kajdácsi, Márta L Debreczeni, Zoltán Doleschall, József Dobó, Péter Gál, János Rigó, Kinga András, Tamás Hegedűs, László Cervenak
Mannan-binding lectin-associated serine protease 1 (MASP-1), the most abundant enzyme of the complement lectin pathway, is able to stimulate human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) to alter the expression of several cytokines and adhesion molecules. This study has assessed to what extent MASP-1 is able to modify the transcriptional pattern of inflammation-related (IR) genes in HUVECs. We utilized Agilent microarray to analyse the effects of recombinant MASP-1 (rMASP-1) in HUVECs, on a set of 884 IR genes...
September 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871817/cytotoxicity-in-vitro-anti-leishmanial-and-fingerprint-hplc-photodiode-array-analysis-of-the-roots-of-trillium-govanianum
#20
Kashif Maqbool Khan, Lutfun Nahar, Abdul Mannan, Ihsan Ul-Haq, Muhammad Arfan, Ghazanfar Ali Khan, Izhar Hussain, Satyajit D Sarker
Trillium govanianum Wall. ex D. Don (Melanthiaceae alt. Trilliaceae), commonly known as 'nagchhatry' or 'teen patra', distributed from Pakistan to Bhutan about 2500-3800 m altitude is indigenous to Himalayas region. In folk medicine the plant has been reported for the treatment of wound healing, sepsis and in various sexual disorders. This paper reports, for the first time, to evaluate the cytotoxicity, in vitro anti-leishmanial (promastigotes) and fingerprint HPLC-photodiode array analysis of the MeOH extract of the roots of T...
September 5, 2017: Natural Product Research
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