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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722476/evaluation-of-resazurin-microtiter-plate-assay-and-hplc-photodiode-array-analysis-of-the-roots-of-asparagus-adscendens
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Kashif Maqbool Khan, Lutfun Nahar, Abdul Mannan, Muhammad Arfan, Ghazanfar Ali Khan, Glyn Hobbs, Satyajit D Sarker
Asparagus adscendens Roxb. (Asparagaceae), is native to the Himalayas. The present study, for the first time, was undertaken to explore the antimicrobial potential, to determine the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) values of the methanol extract of the roots of A. adscendens and its solid-phase extraction (SPE) fractions using resazurin microtitre assay against Gram-positive and negative bacterial-registered strains and to carry out HPLC-photodiode array analysis of the SPE fractions. The methanol extract and all SPE exhibited considerable level of antibacterial potential against Gram-positive bacteria (MIC: 2...
July 19, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719181/differential-ligand-binding-specificities-of-the-pulmonary-collectins-are-determined-by-the-conformational-freedom-of-a-surface-loop
#2
Michael J Rynkiewicz, Huixing Wu, Tanya R Cafarella, Nikolaos M Nikolaidis, James Frederick Head, Barbara A Seaton, Francis X McCormack
Lung surfactant proteins (SP) play critical roles in surfactant function and innate immunity. SP-A and SP-D, members of the collectin family of C-type lectins, exhibit distinct ligand specificities, effects on surfactant structure, and host defense functions despite extensive structural homology. SP-A binds to dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine (DPPC), the major surfactant lipid component, but not phosphatidylinositol (PI), whereas SP-D shows the opposite preference. Additionally, SP-A and SP-D recognize widely divergent pathogen-associated molecular patterns...
July 18, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718830/exploring-relationships-between-recurrent-binge-eating-and-illicit-substance-use-in-a-non-clinical-sample-of-women-over-two-years
#3
Henry Kewen Lu, Haider Mannan, Phillipa Hay
(1) Background: With the new edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental disorders, 5th Edition (DSM-5), numerous parallels have been drawn between recurrent binge eating (RBE) and substance use disorders, with many authors examining RBE or binge eating disorder (BED) as a "food addiction". The present study aims to clarify the relationship between recurrent binge eating (RBE) and illicit substance use (ISU) through investigating the temporal association between the two problems. (2) Methods: This study was embedded within a larger longitudinal study of non-clinical adult women recruited from Australian tertiary institutions...
July 18, 2017: Behavioral Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716924/insights-into-the-red-algae-and-eukaryotic-evolution-from-the-genome-of-porphyra-umbilicalis-bangiophyceae-rhodophyta
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Susan H Brawley, Nicolas A Blouin, Elizabeth Ficko-Blean, Glen L Wheeler, Martin Lohr, Holly V Goodson, Jerry W Jenkins, Crysten E Blaby-Haas, Katherine E Helliwell, Cheong Xin Chan, Tara N Marriage, Debashish Bhattacharya, Anita S Klein, Yacine Badis, Juliet Brodie, Yuanyu Cao, Jonas Collén, Simon M Dittami, Claire M M Gachon, Beverley R Green, Steven J Karpowicz, Jay W Kim, Ulrich Johan Kudahl, Senjie Lin, Gurvan Michel, Maria Mittag, Bradley J S C Olson, Jasmyn L Pangilinan, Yi Peng, Huan Qiu, Shengqiang Shu, John T Singer, Alison G Smith, Brittany N Sprecher, Volker Wagner, Wenfei Wang, Zhi-Yong Wang, Juying Yan, Charles Yarish, Simone Zäuner-Riek, Yunyun Zhuang, Yong Zou, Erika A Lindquist, Jane Grimwood, Kerrie W Barry, Daniel S Rokhsar, Jeremy Schmutz, John W Stiller, Arthur R Grossman, Simon E Prochnik
Porphyra umbilicalis (laver) belongs to an ancient group of red algae (Bangiophyceae), is harvested for human food, and thrives in the harsh conditions of the upper intertidal zone. Here we present the 87.7-Mbp haploid Porphyra genome (65.8% G + C content, 13,125 gene loci) and elucidate traits that inform our understanding of the biology of red algae as one of the few multicellular eukaryotic lineages. Novel features of the Porphyra genome shared by other red algae relate to the cytoskeleton, calcium signaling, the cell cycle, and stress-tolerance mechanisms including photoprotection...
July 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715863/structural-elucidation-of-a-pectin-type-polysaccharide-from-hovenia-dulcis-peduncles-and-its-proliferative-activity-on-raw264-7-cells
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Miaomiao Wang, Yong Liu, Mingliang Qiang, Junhui Wang
In this paper, an acidic polysaccharide HDP3A was isolated from Hovenia dulcis peduncles with 45.9% of uronic acid content. Structure of HDP3A was elucidated by chemical and spectroscopic analysis. HDP3A was mainly contained of galacturonic acid, galactose, rhamnose and arabinose with a small quantity of xylose, fucose, mannose, glucose. The structural analysis indicated that HDP3A was a pectin-type polysaccharide with HG and RG-I regions and hairy regions. HG was linear homopolymer with repeating units of (1→4)-α-d-galactopyranosyl uronic (GalA) residues...
July 12, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699536/supramolecular-self-assembled-nanogels-a-new-platform-for-anticancer-drug-delivery
#6
Jaleh Varshosaz, Somayeh Taymouri, Erfaneh Ghassami
Polymer micellar nanogels are a group of core-shell polymeric micelles with swelling properties in aqueous media. Nanogel systems have proven their potential in controlled, sustained and targetable drug delivery area with no immunological responses. This review includes a comprehensive wide range of self-assembly of polymeric nanogels as delivery systems for anticancer drugs. Nanogels are nanoparticulate drug delivery systems which are specially designed for enhanced target oriented and cellular uptake of drugs with emphasis on chemotherapeutic agents studied in this review...
July 10, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682637/synthesis-and-immunological-studies-of-the-lipomannan-backbone-glycans-found-on-the-surface-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
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Harin Leelayuwapan, Niwat Kangwanrangsan, Runglawan Chawengkirttikul, Marisa Ponpuak, Ratthaphol Charlermroj, Kanokthip Boonyarattanakalin, Somsak Ruchirawat, Siwarutt Boonyarattanakalin
Investigations into novel bacterial drug targets and vaccines are necessary to overcome tuberculosis. Lipomannan (LM), found on the surface of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb), is actively involved in the pathogenesis and survival of Mtb. Here, we report for the first time a rapid synthesis and biological activities of an LM glycan backbone, α(1-6)mannans. The rapid synthesis is achieved via a regio- and stereoselective ring opening polymerization to generate multiple glycosidic bonds in one simple chemical step, allowing us to finish assembling the defined polysaccharides of 5-20 units within days rather than years...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680525/progress-in-the-diagnosis-of-invasive-fungal-disease-in-children
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Adilia Warris, Thomas Lehrnbecher
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review summarizes the fungal diagnostic measures currently available for use in paediatric patients at high risk for developing invasive fungal disease (IFD) and those suspected of having an IFD. The clinical utility of each test is described based on reported performances of individual tests in specific paediatric populations. RECENT FINDINGS: Available studies in the paediatric population are scarce and are characterized by a huge heterogeneity in underlying diseases (e...
2017: Current Fungal Infection Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664835/prevalence-and-significance-of-anti-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-antibodies-in-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome
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Alessia Alunno, Onelia Bistoni, Francesco Carubbi, Valentina Valentini, Giacomo Cafaro, Elena Bartoloni Bocci, Roberto Giacomelli, Roberto Gerli
OBJECTIVES: Saccharomyces cerevisiae is a common yeast used in the food industry. IgG and IgA antibodies against the phosphopeptidomannan of the S. cerevisiae cell wall (ASCA) are a well known marker of disease severity in Crohn's disease. Moreover, a number of studies assessed ASCA in several systemic and organ-specific autoimmune diseases postulating molecular mimicry as a possible link between ASCA and autoimmunity. However, since they have never been tested in primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS), the purpose of this study was to investigate these antibodies in a large cohort of pSS patients, compared to healthy donors (HD), and their significance as potentially helpful biomarker in a clinical setting...
June 29, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654440/quadriceps-tendon-bone-or-patellar-tendon-bone-autografts-when-reconstructing-the-anterior-cruciate-ligament-a-meta-analysis
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Osman Riaz, Adeel Aqil, Ashim Mannan, Fahad Hossain, Mubusher Ali, Gautam Chakrabarty, Graham Radcliffe
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to quantitatively assess the outcomes of studies, comparing the use of Bone-patellar tendon-bone (BPTB) and the quadriceps tendon-bone (QTB) autografts when reconstructing the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). DATA SOURCES: MEDLINE, Embase, and CINAHL databases were searched for relevant articles published between January 1980 and January 2015 for the purpose of identifying studies comparing BPTB and QTB autografts for ACL reconstruction. Included studies were assessed regarding their methodological quality before analysis...
June 22, 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652405/mechanism-of-pathogen-recognition-by-human-dectin-2
#11
Hadar Feinberg, Sabine A F Jégouzo, Maximus J Rex, Kurt Drickamer, William I Weis, Maureen E Taylor
Dectin-2, a C-type lectin on macrophages and other cells of the innate immune system, functions in responses to pathogens, particularly fungi. The carbohydrate-recognition domain (CRD) in dectin-2 is linked to a transmembrane sequence that interacts with the common FcRγ subunit to initiate immune signaling. The molecular mechanism by which dectin-2 selectively binds to pathogens has been investigated by characterizing the CRD expressed in a bacterial system. Competition binding studies indicated that the CRD binds to monosaccharides with modest affinity and that affinity is greatly enhanced for mannose linked α1-2 or α1-4 to a second mannose residue...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646828/spent-yeast-as-natural-source-of-functional-food-additives
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Rita Rakowska, Anna Sadowska, Ewa Dybkowska, Franciszek Świderski
Spent yeasts are by-products arising from beer and wine production which over many years have been chiefly used as feed additives for livestock. They contain many valuable and bioactive substances which has thereby generated much interest in their exploitation. Up till now, the main products obtained from beer-brewing yeasts are β-glucans and yeast extracts. Other like foodstuffs include dried brewer’s yeast, where this is dried and the bitterness removed to be fit for human consumption as well as mannan-oligosaccharides hitherto used in the feed industry...
2017: Roczniki Państwowego Zakładu Higieny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624720/retention-of-perampanel-in-adults-with-pharmacoresistant-epilepsy-at-a-single-tertiary-care-center
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Tim Wehner, Shahidul Mannan, Sanchit Turaga, Kirtana Vallabhaneni, Hao Meng Yip, Carys Wiggans, Rohit Shankar, John S Duncan, Josemir W Sander
RATIONALE: Observational data on antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) inform about their use in clinical practice. We describe our clinical experience with perampanel (PER) in a large UK tertiary epilepsy center. METHODS: Adults initiated on PER between October 2012 and March 2015 were followed until they discontinued PER or 10 September 2016. Data on epilepsy syndrome, duration, seizure types, concomitant and previous AED use, PER dosing, efficacy and side effects were recorded...
June 15, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624243/glutathione-production-from-mannan-based-bioresource-by-mannanase-mannosidase-expressing-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
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Alex Prima, Kiyotaka Y Hara, Apridah Cameliawati Djohan, Norimasa Kashiwagi, Prihardi Kahar, Jun Ishii, Hideki Nakayama, Fumiyoshi Okazaki, Bambang Prasetya, Akihiko Kondo, Yopi, Chiaki Ogino
This work aims to produce glutathione directly from mannan-based bioresources using engineered Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Mannan proved to be a valuable carbon source for glutathione production by this organism. Mannan-hydrolyzing S. cerevisiae was developed by heterologous expression of mannanase/mannosidase on its cell surface. This strain efficiently produced glutathione from mannose polysaccharide, β-1,4-mannan. Furthermore, it produced glutathione from locust bean gum (LBG), a highly dense and inexpensive mannan-based bioresource, as sole carbon source...
June 1, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617874/candida-albicans-mannans-mediate-streptococcus-mutans-exoenzyme-gtfb-binding-to-modulate-cross-kingdom-biofilm-development-in-vivo
#15
Geelsu Hwang, Yuan Liu, Dongyeop Kim, Yong Li, Damian J Krysan, Hyun Koo
Candida albicans is frequently detected with heavy infection by Streptococcus mutans in plaque-biofilms from children with early-childhood caries (ECC). This cross-kingdom biofilm contains an extensive matrix of extracellular α-glucans that is produced by an exoenzyme (GtfB) secreted by S. mutans. Here, we report that mannans located on the outer surface of C. albicans cell-wall mediates GtfB binding, enhancing glucan-matrix production and modulating bacterial-fungal association within biofilms formed in vivo...
June 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616796/comparison-of-surgeon-comfort-assessment-during-phacoemulsification-using-bilateral-topical-anesthesia-versus-ipsilateral-topical-anesthesia-a-randomized-controlled-study
#16
Rashim Mannan, Archna Pruthi, Sumeet Khanduja
AIM: To evaluate the effectiveness of bilateral use of topical anesthetic eye drops during phacoemulsification procedure as compared to use in one eye only. METHODS: This is a prospective double-blind randomized case study of 180 cases undergoing phacoemulsification under topical anesthesia using 0.5% proparacaine: Group 1 consisting of patients who had topical anesthetic eye drop instilled into the operating eye only and Group 2 consisting of patients who had both their eyes anesthetized using topical anesthetic eye drops...
June 14, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602015/clinical-and-genetic-analysis-of-indian-patients-with-ndp-related-retinopathies
#17
Dhandayuthapani Sudha, Aparna Ganapathy, Puja Mohan, Ashraf U Mannan, Shuba Krishna, Srividya Neriyanuri, Meenakshi Swaminathan, Pukhraj Rishi, Subbulakshmi Chidambaram, Jayamuruga Pandian Arunachalam
PURPOSE: NDP-related retinopathies are a group of X-linked disorders characterized by degenerative and proliferative changes of the neuroretina, occasionally accompanied with varying degrees of mental retardation and sensorineural hearing loss. NDP is the predominant gene associated with NDP-related retinopathies. The purpose of this study was to report the clinical and genetic findings in three unrelated patients diagnosed with NDP-related retinopathies. METHODS: The patients underwent complete ophthalmic examination followed by genetic analyses...
June 10, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601544/not-so-obvious-acute-herpes-esophagitis
#18
Yuji Yamada, Carlos Rodriguez, Abul Ala Syed Rifat Mannan, Matthew Harrington
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 7, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588932/fasting-with-diabetes-a-prospective-observational-study
#19
Muhammad Jawad Noon, Haseeb Ahmad Khawaja, Osama Ishtiaq, Quratulain Khawaja, Sana Minhas, Asfandyar Khan Niazi, Abdul Mannan Khan Minhas, Umar Rasool Malhi
OBJECTIVES: To determine the proportion of diabetic patients who develop adverse glycaemic events when fasting regularly. DESIGN: Prospective observational study conducted at a tertiary care hospital in South Asia. Five hundred and twenty-three patients were assessed for eligibility, and 150 were included in the final analysis. Diabetic patients over 18 years of age who were willing to fast regularly and make a chart of their daily blood sugar levels were included in the study...
August 2016: BMJ Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588644/directed-evolution-of-a-%C3%AE-mannanase-from-rhizomucor-miehei-to-improve-catalytic-activity-in-acidic-and-thermophilic-conditions
#20
Yan-Xiao Li, Ping Yi, Qiao-Juan Yan, Zhen Qin, Xue-Qiang Liu, Zheng-Qiang Jiang
BACKGROUND: β-Mannanase randomly cleaves the β-1,4-linked mannan backbone of hemicellulose, which plays the most important role in the enzymatic degradation of mannan. Although the industrial applications of β-mannanase have tremendously expanded in recent years, the wild-type β-mannanases are still defective for some industries. The glycoside hydrolase (GH) family 5 β-mannanase (RmMan5A) from Rhizomucor miehei shows many outstanding properties, such as high specific activity and hydrolysis property...
2017: Biotechnology for Biofuels
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