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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220352/purification-characterization-and-overexpression-of-an-endo-1-4-%C3%AE-mannanase-from-thermotolerant-bacillus-sp-swu60
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Weeranuch Seesom, Polphet Thongket, Tomohiro Yamamoto, Shigeo Takenaka, Tatsuji Sakamoto, Wasana Sukhumsirichart
Endo-β-1,4-mannanases are important catalytic agents in several industries. The enzymes randomly cleave the β-1,4-linkage in the mannan backbone and release short β-1,4-mannooligosaccharides and mannose. In the present study, mannanase (ManS2) from thermotolerant Bacillus sp. SWU60 was purified, characterized, and its gene was cloned and overexpressed in Escherichia coli. ManS2 was purified from culture filtrate (300 ml) by using hydrophobic, ion-exchange, and size-exclusive liquid chromatography. The apparent molecular mass was 38 kDa...
March 2017: World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210079/%C3%AE-2-heremans-schmid-glycoprotein-fetuin-a-downregulation-and-its-utility-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Anastassios C Manolakis, Gregory Christodoulidis, Andreas N Kapsoritakis, Panagiotis Georgoulias, Elisavet K Tiaka, Kostas Oikonomou, Varvara J Valotassiou, Spyros P Potamianos
AIM: To investigate the impact of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) on α2-Heremans-Schmid Glycoprotein (AHSG/fetuin A) and potential associations with disease and patient characteristics. METHODS: AHSG serum levels were determined in treatment-naïve newly-diagnosed patients, 96 with ulcerative colitis (UC), 84 with Crohn's disease (CD), 62 with diarrhea-predominant or mixed irritable bowel syndrome (IBS, D- and M- types) and 180 healthy controls (HC), by an enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)...
January 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209773/mannan-binding-lectin-a-serum-collectin-suppresses-t-cell-proliferation-via-direct-interaction-with-cell-surface-calreticulin-and-inhibition-of-proximal-t-cell-receptor-signaling
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Na Zhao, Jie Wu, Simin Xiong, Liyun Zhang, Xiao Lu, Shangliang Chen, Qifeng Wu, Hailan Wang, Ying Liu, Zhengliang Chen, Daming Zuo
Mannan binding lectin (MBL), initially described to activate the complement pathway, is also known to be involved in the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases. We report a thus far unknown function of MBL as a suppressor of T-cell activation. MBL markedly inhibited T-cell proliferation induced by anti-CD3 and anti-CD28 antibodies. Moreover, the presence of MBL during T-cell priming interfered with proximal T-cell receptor signaling by decreasing phosphorylation of Lck, ZAP-70, and LAT. MBL bound to T cells through interaction between the collagen-like region of MBL and calreticulin (CRT) expressed on the T-cell surface...
February 16, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207759/investigations-on-therapeutic-glucocerebrosidases-through-paired-detection-with-fluorescent-activity-based-probes
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Wouter W Kallemeijn, Saskia Scheij, Sascha Hoogendoorn, Martin D Witte, Daniela Herrera Moro Chao, Cindy P A A van Roomen, Roelof Ottenhoff, Herman S Overkleeft, Rolf G Boot, Johannes M F G Aerts
Deficiency of glucocerebrosidase (GBA) causes Gaucher disease (GD). In the common non-neuronopathic GD type I variant, glucosylceramide accumulates primarily in the lysosomes of visceral macrophages. Supplementing storage cells with lacking enzyme is accomplished via chronic intravenous administration of recombinant GBA containing mannose-terminated N-linked glycans, mediating the selective uptake by macrophages expressing mannose-binding lectin(s). Two recombinant GBA preparations with distinct N-linked glycans are registered in Europe for treatment of type I GD: imiglucerase (Genzyme), contains predominantly Man(3) glycans, and velaglucerase (Shire PLC) Man(9) glycans...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204880/analysis-of-different-innovative-formulations-of-curcumin-for-improved-relative-oral-bioavailability-in-human-subjects
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Martin Purpura, Ryan P Lowery, Jacob M Wilson, Haider Mannan, Gerald Münch, Valentina Razmovski-Naumovski
PURPOSE: The optimal health benefits of curcumin are limited by its low solubility in water and corresponding poor intestinal absorption. Cyclodextrins (CD) can form inclusion complexes on a molecular basis with lipophilic compounds, thereby improving aqueous solubility, dispersibility, and absorption. In this study, we investigated the bioavailability of a new γ-cyclodextrin curcumin formulation (CW8). This formulation was compared to a standardized unformulated curcumin extract (StdC) and two commercially available formulations with purported increased bioavailability: a curcumin phytosome formulation (CSL) and a formulation of curcumin with essential oils of turmeric extracted from the rhizome (CEO)...
February 16, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197688/functional-diversity-for-biomass-deconstruction-in-family-5-subfamily-5-gh5_5-of-fungal-endo-%C3%AE-1-4-glucanases
#6
Bingyao Li, Jonathan D Walton
Endo-β1,4-glucanases in glycosyl hydrolase family 5 (GH5) are ubiquitous enzymes in the multicellular fungi and are common components of enzyme cocktails for biomass conversion. We recently showed that an endo-glucanase of subfamily 5 of GH5 (GH5_5) from Sporotrichum thermophile (StCel5A) was more effective at releasing glucose from pretreated corn stover, when part of an eight-component synthetic enzyme mixture, compared to its closely related counterpart from Trichoderma reesei, TrCel5A. StCel5A and TrCel5A belong to different clades of GH5_5 (GH5_5_1 and GH5_5_2, respectively)...
February 14, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194284/coronary-cameral-fistula-connecting-the-left-anterior-descending-artery-and-the-first-obtuse-marginal-artery-to-the-left-ventricle-a-rare-finding
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Abdul Mannan Khan Minhas, Ehtesham Ul Haq, Ahmed Arslan Yousuf Awan, Arshad Ameer Khan, Ghazanfar Qureshi, Pragathi Balakrishna
Coronary-cameral fistulas are rare congenital malformations, often incidentally found during cardiac catheterizations. The majority of these fistulas are congenital in nature but can be acquired secondary to trauma or invasive cardiac procedures. These fistulas most commonly originate in the right coronary artery and terminate into the right ventricle and least frequently drain into the left ventricle. Depending upon their size and location, coronary-cameral fistulas can lead to congestive heart failure, myocardial infarction, and bacterial endocarditis...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188936/cultivation-of-podospora-anserina-on-soybean-hulls-results-in-an-efficient-enzyme-cocktail-for-plant-biomass-hydrolysis
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Miia R Mäkelä, Ourdia Bouzid, Diogo Robl, Harm Post, Mao Peng, Albert Heck, Maarten Altelaar, Ronald P de Vries
The coprophilic ascomycete fungus Podospora anserina was cultivated on three different plant biomasses, i.e. cotton seed hulls (CSH), soybean hulls (SBH) and acid-pretreated wheat straw (WS) for four days, and the potential of the produced enzyme mixtures was compared in the enzymatic saccharification of the corresponding lignocellulose feedstocks. The enzyme cocktail P. anserina produced after three days of growth on SBH showed superior capacity to release reducing sugars from all tested plant biomass feedstocks compared to the enzyme mixtures from CSH and WS cultures...
February 7, 2017: New Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188176/lectin-pathway-effector-enzyme-mannan-binding-lectin-associated-serine-protease-2-can-activate-native-complement-c3-in-absence-of-c4-and-or-c2
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Sadam Yaseen, Gregory Demopulos, Thomas Dudler, Munehisa Yabuki, Christi L Wood, W Jason Cummings, Larry W Tjoelker, Teizo Fujita, Steven Sacks, Peter Garred, Peter Andrew, Robert B Sim, Peter J Lachmann, Russell Wallis, Nicholas Lynch, Wilhelm J Schwaeble
All 3 activation pathways of complement-the classic pathway (CP), the alternative pathway, and the lectin pathway (LP)- converge into a common central event: the cleavage and activation of the abundant third complement component, C3, via formation of C3-activating enzymes (C3 convertases). The fourth complement component, C4, and the second component, C2, are indispensable constituents of the C3 convertase complex, C4bC2a, which is formed by both the CP and the LP. Whereas in the absence of C4, CP can no longer activate C3, LP retains a residual but physiologically critical capacity to convert native C3 into its activation fragments, C3a and C3b...
February 10, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167532/identification-of-a-membrane-protein-required-for-lipomannan-maturation-and-lipoarabinomannan-synthesis-in-corynebacterineae
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Tamaryn J Cashmore, Stephan Klatt, Yoshiki Yamaryo-Botte, Rajini Brammananth, Arek K Rainczuk, Malcolm J McConville, Paul K Crellin, Ross L Coppel
Mycobacterium tuberculosis and related Corynebacterineae synthesize a family of lipomannans (LM) and lipoarabinomannans (LAM) that are abundant components of the multilaminate cell wall and essential virulence factors in pathogenic species. Here we describe a new membrane protein, highly conserved in all Corynebacterineae, that is required for synthesis of full length LM and LAM. Deletion of the Corynebacterium glutamicum NCgl2760 gene resulted in a complete loss of mature LM/LAM, and the appearance of a truncated LM (t-LM)...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163124/efficient-separation-of-mannan-protein-mixtures-by-ionic-liquid-aqueous-two-phase-system-comparison-with-lectin-affinity-purification
#11
Alžbeta Čížová, Jana Korcová, Pavol Farkaš, Slavomír Bystrický
Analysis of carbohydrates from complex biological samples often requires their isolation from proteins and other contaminants to avoid interference. An effective separation of mannan-protein mixtures by 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium bromide/K2HPO4 ionic liquid aqueous two-phase system (IL-APTS) is reported. Extraction efficiency of bovine serum albumin (BSA) ranged from 92% to 97% while extraction efficiency of mannan reached values from 95% to about 100% depending on phase and/or model sample composition. On the contrary, lower efficiency of BSA removal (73-84%) was recorded for lectin affinity purification with concanavalin A-triazine bead cellulose (Con A-TBC); the low mannan-binding capacity was limiting factor here...
February 2, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145883/therapy-induced-developmental-reprogramming-of-prostate-cancer-cells-and-acquired-therapy-resistance
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Mannan Nouri, Josselin Caradec, Amy Anne Lubik, Na Li, Brett G Hollier, Mandeep Takhar, Manuel Altimirano-Dimas, Mengqian Chen, Mani Roshan-Moniri, Miriam Butler, Melanie Lehman, Jennifer Bishop, Sarah Truong, Shih-Chieh Huang, Dawn Cochrane, Michael Cox, Colin Collins, Martin Gleave, Nicholas Erho, Mohamed Alshalafa, Elai Davicioni, Colleen Nelson, Sheryl Gregory-Evans, R Jeffrey Karnes, Robert B Jenkins, Eric A Klein, Ralph Buttyan
Treatment-induced neuroendocrine transdifferentiation (NEtD) complicates therapies for metastatic prostate cancer (PCa). Based on evidence that PCa cells can transdifferentiate to other neuroectodermally-derived cell lineages in vitro, we proposed that NEtD requires first an intermediary reprogramming to metastable cancer stem-like cells (CSCs) of a neural class and we demonstrate that several different AR+/PSA+ PCa cell lines were efficiently reprogrammed to, maintained and propagated as CSCs by growth in androgen-free neural/neural crest (N/NC) stem medium...
January 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134914/comparative-genomics-of-two-jute-species-and-insight-into-fibre-biogenesis
#13
Md Shahidul Islam, Jennifer A Saito, Emdadul Mannan Emdad, Borhan Ahmed, Mohammad Moinul Islam, Abdul Halim, Quazi Md Mosaddeque Hossen, Md Zakir Hossain, Rasel Ahmed, Md Sabbir Hossain, Shah Md Tamim Kabir, Md Sarwar Alam Khan, Md Mursalin Khan, Rajnee Hasan, Nasima Aktar, Ummay Honi, Rahin Islam, Md Mamunur Rashid, Xuehua Wan, Shaobin Hou, Taslima Haque, Muhammad Shafiul Azam, Mahdi Muhammad Moosa, Sabrina M Elias, A M Mahedi Hasan, Niaz Mahmood, Md Shafiuddin, Saima Shahid, Nusrat Sharmeen Shommu, Sharmin Jahan, Saroj Roy, Amlan Chowdhury, Ashikul Islam Akhand, Golam Morshad Nisho, Khaled Salah Uddin, Taposhi Rabeya, S M Ekramul Hoque, Afsana Rahman Snigdha, Sarowar Mortoza, Syed Abdul Matin, Md Kamrul Islam, M Z H Lashkar, Mahboob Zaman, Anton Yuryev, Md Kamal Uddin, Md Sharifur Rahman, Md Samiul Haque, Md Monjurul Alam, Haseena Khan, Maqsudul Alam
Jute (Corchorus sp.) is one of the most important sources of natural fibre, covering ∼80% of global bast fibre production(1). Only Corchorus olitorius and Corchorus capsularis are commercially cultivated, though there are more than 100 Corchorus species(2) in the Malvaceae family. Here we describe high-quality draft genomes of these two species and their comparisons at the functional genomics level to support tailor-designed breeding. The assemblies cover 91.6% and 82.2% of the estimated genome sizes for C...
January 30, 2017: Nature Plants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115086/necroptosis-mediates-the-antineoplastic-effects-of-the-soluble-fraction-of-polysaccharide-from-red-wine-in-walker-256-tumor-bearing-rats
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Maria Carolina Stipp, Iglesias de Lacerda Bezerra, Claudia Rita Corso, Francislaine A Dos Reis Livero, Luiz Alexandre Lomba, Adriana Rute Cordeiro Caillot, Aleksander Roberto Zampronio, José Ederaldo Queiroz-Telles, Giseli Klassen, Edneia A S Ramos, Guilherme Lanzi Sassaki, Alexandra Acco
Polysaccharides are substances that modify the biological response to several stressors. The present study investigated the antitumor activity of the soluble fraction of polysaccharides (SFP), extracted from cabernet franc red wine, in Walker-256 tumor-bearing rats. The monosaccharide composition had a complex mixture, suggesting the presence of arabinoglactans, mannans, and pectins. Treatment with SFP (30 and 60mg/kg, oral) for 14days significantly reduced the tumor weight and volume compared with controls...
March 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114964/antinociceptive-effect-of-methanol-extract-of-dalbergia-sissoo-leaves-in-mice
#15
Md Abdul Mannan, Ambia Khatun, Md Farhad Hossen Khan
BACKGROUND: Dalbergia sissoo DC. (Family: Fabaceae) is a medium to large deciduous tree, is locally called "shishu" in Bangladesh. It is used to treat sore throats, dysentery, syphilis, bronchitis, inflammations, infections, hernia, skin diseases, and gonorrhea. This study evaluated the antinociceptive effect of the methanol extract of D. sissoo leaves (MEDS) in mice. METHODS: The extract was assessed for antinociceptive activity using chemical and heat induced pain models such as hot plate, tail immersion, acetic acid-induced writhing, formalin, glutamate, and cinnamaldehyde test models in mice at the doses of 100, 200, and 400 mg/kg (p...
January 23, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111019/flexibility-in-mannan-binding-lectin-associated-serine-proteases-1-and-2-provides-insight-on-lectin-pathway-activation
#16
Ruodan Nan, Christopher M Furze, David W Wright, Jayesh Gor, Russell Wallis, Stephen J Perkins
The lectin pathway of complement is activated by complexes comprising a recognition component (mannose-binding lectin, serum ficolins, collectin-LK or collectin-K1) and a serine protease (MASP-1 or MASP-2). MASP-1 activates MASP-2, and MASP-2 cleaves C4 and C4b-bound C2. To clarify activation, new crystal structures of Ca(2+)-bound MASP dimers were determined, together with their solution structures from X-ray scattering, analytical ultracentrifugation, and atomistic modeling. Solution structures of the CUB1-EGF-CUB2 dimer of each MASP indicate that the two CUB2 domains were tilted by as much as 90° compared with the crystal structures, indicating considerable flexibility at the EGF-CUB2 junction...
February 7, 2017: Structure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109038/lectin-complement-pathway-molecules-are-decreased-in-patients-with-cirrhosis-and-constitute-the-risk-of-bacterial-infections
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Ildiko Foldi, Tamas Tornai, David Tornai, Nora Sipeki, Zsuzsanna Vitalis, Istvan Tornai, Tamas Dinya, Peter Antal-Szalmas, Maria Papp
BACKGROUND&AIMS: Lectin pathway molecules of the complement system are synthesized by hepatocytes and have pivotal role in innate host defense against infectious organisms. Ficolins(FCNs) act as soluble pattern recognition molecules, while mannan-binding lectin serine proteases(MASPs) do as effector molecules in elimination of pathogens. We aimed to study the significance of low level of these molecules in the development of cirrhosis-associated bacterial infections, which has not been elucidated so far...
January 20, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108375/the-role-of-pattern-recognition-receptors-in-lung-sarcoidosis
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Esmaeil Mortaz, Ian M Adcock, Atefhe Abedini, Arda Kiani, Mehdi Kazempour-Dizaji, Masoud Movassaghi, Johan Garssen
Sarcoidosis is a granulomatous disorder of unknown etiology. Infection, genetic factors, autoimmunity and an aberrant innate immune system have been explored as potential causes of sarcoidosis. The etiology of sarcoidosis remains unknown, and it is thought that it might be caused by an infectious agent in a genetically predisposed, susceptible host. Inflammation results from recognition of evolutionarily conserved structures of pathogens (Pathogen-associated molecular patterns, PAMPs) and/or from reaction to tissue damage associated patterns (DAMPs) through recognition by a limited number of germ line-encoded pattern recognition receptors (PRRs)...
January 17, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107361/dectin-3-is-not-required-for-protection-against-cryptococcus-neoformans-infection
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Althea Campuzano, Natalia Castro-Lopez, Karen L Wozniak, Chrissy M Leopold Wager, Floyd L Wormley
C-type lectin receptors (CLRs) are diverse, trans-membrane proteins that function as pattern recognition receptors (PRRs) which are necessary for orchestrating immune responses against pathogens. CLRs have been shown to play a major role in recognition and protection against fungal pathogens. Dectin-3 (also known as MCL, Clecsf8, or Clec4d) is a myeloid cell-specific CLR that recognizes mycobacterial trehalose 6,6'-dimycolate (TDM) as well as α-mannans present in the cell wall of fungal pathogens. To date, a potential role for Dectin-3 in the mediation of protective immune responses against C...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105485/biochemical-characterization-of-thermostable-%C3%AE-1-4-mannanase-belonging-to-the-glycoside-hydrolase-family-134-from-aspergillus-oryzae
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Kiyota Sakai, Mai Mochizuki, Miyuki Yamada, Yuta Shinzawa, Miho Minezawa, Saran Kimoto, Shunsuke Murata, Yuhei Kaneko, Saaya Ishihara, Sadanari Jindou, Tetsuo Kobayashi, Masashi Kato, Motoyuki Shimizu
A β-1,4-mannanase, termed AoMan134A, that belongs to the GH 134 family was identified in the filamentous fungus Aspergillus oryzae. Recombinant AoMan134A was expressed in Pichia pastoris, and the purified enzyme produced mannobiose, mannotriose, mannotetraose, and mannopentaose from galactose-free β-mannan, with mannotriose being the predominant reaction product. The catalytic efficiency (k cat/K m ) of AoMan134A was 6.8-fold higher toward galactomannan from locust bean gum, than toward galactomannan from guar gum, but similar toward galactomannan from locust bean gum and glucomannan from konjac flour...
January 19, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
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