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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711856/rnaseq-based-transcriptome-comparison-of-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-strains-isolated-from-diverse-fermentative-environments
#1
Clara Ibáñez, Roberto Pérez-Torrado, Miguel Morard, Christina Toft, Eladio Barrio, Amparo Querol
Transcriptome analyses play a central role in unraveling the complexity of gene expression regulation in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. This species, one of the most important microorganisms for humans given its industrial applications, shows an astonishing degree of genetic and phenotypic variability among different strains adapted to specific environments. In order to gain novel insights into the Saccharomyces cerevisiae biology of strains adapted to different fermentative environments, we analyzed the whole transcriptome of three strains isolated from wine, flor wine or mezcal fermentations...
July 6, 2017: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669180/polysaccharides-and-oligosaccharides-produced-on-malvar-wines-elaborated-with-torulaspora-delbrueckii-cli-918-and-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-cli-889-native-yeasts-from-d-o-vinos-de-madrid
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Margarita García, Rafael Apolinar-Valiente, Pascale Williams, Braulio Esteve-Zarzoso, Teresa Arroyo, Julia Crespo, Thierry Doco
Polysaccharides and oligosaccharides released into Malvar white wines elaborated through pure, mixed, and sequential cultures with Torulaspora delbrueckii CLI 918 and Saccharomyces cerevisiae CLI 889 native yeasts from D.O. "Vinos de Madrid" were studied. Both fractions from different white wines were separated by high-resolution size-exclusion chromatography. Glycosyl composition and wine polysaccharide linkages were determined by GC-EI-MS chromatography. Molar-mass distributions were determined by SEC-MALLS, and intrinsic viscosity was determined by differential viscometer...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585252/polysaccharides-oligosaccharides-and-nitrogenous-compounds-change-during-the-aging-of-tempranillo-and-verdejo-sparkling-wines
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L Martínez-Lapuente, R Apolinar-Valiente, Z Guadalupe, B Ayestarán, S Pérez-Magariño, P Williams, T Doco
BACKGROUND: Verdejo and Tempranillo are traditional varieties to produce still wines, however they could provide an alternative for the manufacturing of sparkling wines. Sparkling wines were elaborated by the traditional method, followed by aging on lees for nine months. A study on the changes that take place in polysaccharides, oligosaccharides and nitrogenous compounds during the aging on lees of Tempranillo and Verdejo sparkling wines has been undertaken. RESULTS: Mannoproteins and the glucose residue of oligosaccharides were the major carbohydrates detected in all vinification stages...
June 5, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528104/effect-of-egg-albumin-fining-progressive-clarification-and-cross-flow-microfiltration-on-the-polysaccharide-and-proanthocyanidin-composition-of-red-varietal-wines
#4
Leticia Martínez-Lapuente, Zenaida Guadalupe, Belén Ayestarán
The effect of egg albumin fining, progressive clarification and cross-flow microfiltration on the polysaccharide and proanthocyanidin composition of four red varietal wines was studied in this work. Discriminant analyses were applied to achieve a possible differentiation of the wines according to treatment or grape variety. Egg albumin fining did no produce a significant decrease in the content of wine polysaccharides. Progressive clarification caused a significant reduction of mannoproteins, homogalacturonans and polysaccharides rich in arabinose and galactose in Graciano wines...
June 2017: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490102/effect-of-grape-juice-press-fractioning-on-polysaccharide-and-oligosaccharide-compositions-of-pinot-meunier-and-chardonnay-champagne-base-wines
#5
Sandrine Jégou, Duc An Hoang, Thomas Salmon, Pascale Williams, Solomen Oluwa, Céline Vrigneau, Thierry Doco, Richard Marchal
Press fractioning is an important step in the production of sparkling base wines to segregate the grape juices with different qualities. Grape juice fractions were collected during the pressing cycle at industrial and laboratory scales. The Pinot meunier and Chardonnay Champagne base wines obtained from the free-run juice and the squeezed juices exhibited strong differences from the beginning to the last step of pressing cycle for numerous enological parameters. Significant changes in polysaccharide (PS) and oligosaccharide (OS) base wine composition and concentration were found as the pressing cycle progressed...
October 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448880/rapid-green-synthesis-of-gold-nanocatalyst-for-high-efficiency-degradation-of-quinclorac
#6
Guorong Shi, Yulu Li, Gaihong Xi, Qinqin Xu, Zijun He, Yating Liu, Jianhui Zhang, Jun Cai
Porous chemical pretreated Saccharomyces cerevisiae was used as support, stabilizer, and reducing agent for the rapid green synthesis of gold nanocatalyst. Au nanoparticles (Au NPs) were generated through in-situ reduction of the absorbed Au(III) by the reductive functional groups of mannoproteins in yeast cell wall. The obtained spherical mono-dispersed Au NPs have an average particle diameter of 9.99±1.63nm as evidenced by TEM image, and exhibits excellent catalytic activity for the dechlorination of quinclorac to 8-quinoline-carboxylic acid by sodium borohydride...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381925/molecular-insights-into-pathogenesis-and-infection-with-aspergillus-fumigatus
#7
REVIEW
Ciamak Ghazaei
The virulence of fungi is dependent on multiple factors, including the immune status of patients and biological features of fungi. In particular, the virulence of Aspergillus fumigatus is due to the complex interaction among various molecules involved in thermotolerance (such as ribosomal biogenesis proteins, α-mannosyltransferase and heat shock proteins), pigment production (DHN-melanin), immune evasion (like melanin and hydrophobin) and nutrient uptake (such as siderophores and zinc transporters). Other molecules also play important roles in the virulence of A...
March 2017: Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences: MJMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363963/improved-xylose-metabolism-by-a-cyc8-mutant-of-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
#8
Jeroen G Nijland, Hyun Yong Shin, Leonie G M Boender, Paul P de Waal, Paul Klaassen, Arnold J M Driessen
Engineering Saccharomyces cerevisiae for the utilization of pentose sugars is an important goal for the production of second-generation bioethanol and biochemicals. However, S. cerevisiae lacks specific pentose transporters, and in the presence of glucose, pentoses enter the cell inefficiently via endogenous hexose transporters (HXTs). By means of in vivo engineering, we have developed a quadruple hexokinase deletion mutant of S. cerevisiae that evolved into a strain that efficiently utilizes d-xylose in the presence of high d-glucose concentrations...
June 1, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333108/the-biology-of-pichia-membranifaciens-killer-toxins
#9
REVIEW
Ignacio Belda, Javier Ruiz, Alejandro Alonso, Domingo Marquina, Antonio Santos
The killer phenomenon is defined as the ability of some yeast to secrete toxins that are lethal to other sensitive yeasts and filamentous fungi. Since the discovery of strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae capable of secreting killer toxins, much information has been gained regarding killer toxins and this fact has substantially contributed knowledge on fundamental aspects of cell biology and yeast genetics. The killer phenomenon has been studied in Pichia membranifaciens for several years, during which two toxins have been described...
March 23, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145118/use-of-winemaking-supplements-to-modify-the-composition-and-sensory-properties-of-shiraz-wine
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Sijing Li, Keren Bindon, Susan E P Bastian, Vladimir Jiranek, Kerry L Wilkinson
Wine quality can be significantly affected by tannin and polysaccharide composition, which can in turn be influenced by grape maturity and winemaking practices. This study explored the impact of three commercial wine additives, a maceration enzyme, an enotannin, and a mannoprotein, on the composition and sensory properties of red wine, in particular, in mimicking the mouthfeel associated with wines made from riper grapes. Shiraz grapes were harvested at 24 and 28 °Brix and the former vinified with commercial additives introduced either individually or in combination...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128557/influence-of-production-method-on-the-chemical-composition-foaming-properties-and-quality-of-australian-carbonated-and-sparkling-white-wines
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Julie A Culbert, Jacqui M McRae, Bruna C Condé, Leigh M Schmidtke, Emily L Nicholson, Paul A Smith, Kate S Howell, Paul K Boss, Kerry L Wilkinson
The chemical composition (protein, polysaccharide, amino acid, and fatty acid/ethyl ester content), foaming properties, and quality of 50 Australian sparkling white wines, representing the four key production methods, that is, Méthode Traditionelle (n = 20), transfer (n = 10), Charmat (n = 10), and carbonation (n = 10), were studied. Méthode Traditionelle wines were typically rated highest in quality and were higher in alcohol and protein contents, but lower in residual sugar and total phenolics, than other sparkling wines...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111099/talaromyces-marneffei-mp1p-is-a-virulence-factor-that-binds-and-sequesters-a-key-proinflammatory-lipid-to-dampen-host-innate-immune-response
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Kong-Hung Sze, Wai-Hei Lam, Hongmin Zhang, Yi-Hong Ke, Man-Kit Tse, Patrick C Y Woo, Susanna K P Lau, Candy C Y Lau, Jian-Piao Cai, Edward T K Tung, Raymond K C Lo, Simin Xu, Richard Y T Kao, Quan Hao, Kwok-Yung Yuen
Talaromyces (Penicillium) marneffei is one of the leading causes of systemic mycosis in immunosuppressed or AIDS patients in Southeast Asia. How this intracellular pathogen evades the host immune defense remains unclear. We provide evidence that T. marneffei depletes levels of a key proinflammatory lipid mediator arachidonic acid (AA) to evade the host innate immune defense. Mechanistically, an abundant secretory mannoprotein Mp1p, shown previously to be a virulence factor, does so by binding AA with high affinity via a long hydrophobic central cavity found in the LBD2 domain...
January 16, 2017: Cell Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101612/abolishment-of-n-glycan-mannosylphosphorylation-in-glyco-engineered-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-by-double-disruption-of-mnn4-and-mnn14-genes
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Yeong Hun Kim, Ji-Yeon Kang, Jin Young Gil, Sang-Yoon Kim, Keun Koo Shin, Hyun Ah Kang, Jeong-Yoon Kim, Ohsuk Kwon, Doo-Byoung Oh
Mannosylphosphorylated glycans are found only in fungi, including yeast, and the elimination of mannosylphosphates from glycans is a prerequisite for yeast glyco-engineering to produce human-compatible glycoproteins. In Saccharomyces cerevisiae, MNN4 and MNN6 genes are known to play roles in mannosylphosphorylation, but disruption of these genes does not completely remove the mannosylphosphates in N-glycans. This study was performed to find unknown key gene(s) involved in N-glycan mannosylphosphorylation in S...
April 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842800/anti-candida-albicans-natural-products-sources-of-new-antifungal-drugs-a-review
#14
REVIEW
A Zida, S Bamba, A Yacouba, R Ouedraogo-Traore, R T Guiguemdé
INTRODUCTION: Candida albicans is the most prevalent fungal pathogen in humans. Due to the development of drug resistance, there is today a need for new antifungal agents for the efficient management of C. albicans infections. Therefore, we reviewed antifungal activity, mechanisms of action, possible synergism with antifungal drugs of all natural substances experimented to be efficient against C. albicans for future. METHODS: An extensive and systematic review of the literature was undertaken and all relevant abstracts and full-text articles analyzed and included in the review...
November 11, 2016: Journal de Mycologie Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769287/effects-of-rho1-a-small-gtpase-on-the-production-of-recombinant-glycoproteins-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
#15
Sha Xu, Ge-Yuan Zhang, Huijie Zhang, Toshihiko Kitajima, Hideki Nakanishi, Xiao-Dong Gao
BACKGROUND: To humanize yeast N-glycosylation pathways, genes involved in yeast specific hyper-mannosylation must be disrupted followed by the introduction of genes catalyzing the synthesis, transport, and addition of human sugars. However, deletion of these genes, for instance, OCH1, which initiates hyper-mannosylation, could cause severe defects in cell growth, morphogenesis and response to environmental challenges. RESULTS: In this study, overexpression of RHO1, which encodes the Rho1p small GTPase, is confirmed to partially recover the growth defect of Saccharomyces cerevisiae Δalg3Δoch1 double mutant strain...
October 21, 2016: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27672386/release-of-mannoproteins-during-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-autolysis-induced-by-pulsed-electric-field
#16
Juan M Martínez, Guillermo Cebrián, Ignacio Álvarez, Javier Raso
The potential of the application of pulsed electric fields (PEF) to induce accelerate autolysis of a commercial strain of Saccharomyces cerevisiae for winemaking use was evaluated. The influence of PEF treatments of different intensity (5-25 kV/cm for 30-240 μs) on cell viability, cytoplasmic membrane permeabilization and release of mannoproteins and compounds absorbing at 260 and 280 nm has been investigated. After 8 days of incubation at 25°C the Abs600 of the suspension containing the control cells was kept constant while the Abs600 of the suspension containing the cells treated by PEF decreased...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27632412/characterization-of-n-acetylglucosamine-biosynthesis-in-pneumocystis-species-a-new-potential-target-for-therapy
#17
Theodore J Kottom, Deanne M Hebrink, Paige E Jenson, Jorge H Ramirez-Prado, Andrew H Limper
N-acetylglucosamine (GlcNAc) serves as an essential structural sugar on the cell surface of organisms. For example, GlcNAc is a major component of bacterial peptidoglycan, it is an important building block of fungal cell walls, including a major constituent of chitin and mannoproteins, and it is also required for extracellular matrix generation by animal cells. Herein, we provide evidence for a uridine diphospho (UDP)-GlcNAc pathway in Pneumocystis species. Using an in silico search of the Pneumocystis jirovecii and P...
February 2017: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27560160/mp1p-is-a-virulence-factor-in-talaromyces-penicillium-marneffei
#18
Patrick C Y Woo, Susanna K P Lau, Candy C Y Lau, Edward T K Tung, Ken T K Chong, Fengjuan Yang, Hongmin Zhang, Raymond K C Lo, Jian-Pao Cai, Rex K H Au-Yeung, Wing-Fung Ng, Herman Tse, Samson S Y Wong, Simin Xu, Wai Hei Lam, Man-Kit Tse, Kong Hung Sze, Richard Y Kao, Neil E Reiner, Quan Hao, Kwok-Yung Yuen
BACKGROUND: Talaromyces marneffei is an opportunistic dimorphic fungus prevalent in Southeast Asia. We previously demonstrated that Mp1p is an immunogenic surface and secretory mannoprotein of T. marneffei. Since Mp1p is a surface protein that can generate protective immunity, we hypothesized that Mp1p and/or its homologs are virulence factors. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: We examined the pathogenic roles of Mp1p and its homologs in a mouse model. All mice died 21 and 30 days after challenge with wild-type T...
August 2016: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27543813/increased-mannoprotein-content-in-wines-produced-by-saccharomyces-kudriavzevii%C3%A3-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-hybrids
#19
Laura Pérez-Través, Amparo Querol, Roberto Pérez-Torrado
Several wine quality aspects are influenced by yeast mannoproteins on account of aroma compounds retention, lactic-acid bacterial growth stimulation, protection against protein haze and astringency reduction. Thus selecting a yeast strain that produces high levels of mannoproteins is important for the winemaking industry. In this work, we observed increased levels of mannoproteins in S. cerevisiae×S. kudriavzevii hybrids, compared to the S. cerevisiae strain, in wine fermentations. Furthermore, the expression of a key gene related to mannoproteins biosynthesis, PMT1, increased in the S...
November 21, 2016: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27510749/anhydrobiosis-in-yeast-cell-wall-mannoproteins-are-important-for-yeast-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-resistance-to-dehydration
#20
Diana Borovikova, Renata Teparić, Vladimir Mrša, Alexander Rapoport
The state of anhydrobiosis is linked with the reversible delay of metabolism as a result of strong dehydration of cells, and is widely distributed in nature. A number of factors responsible for the maintenance of organisms' viability in these conditions have been revealed. This study was directed to understanding how changes in cell wall structure may influence the resistance of yeasts to dehydration-rehydration. Mutants lacking various cell wall mannoproteins were tested to address this issue. It was revealed that mutants lacking proteins belonging to two structurally and functionally unrelated groups (proteins non-covalently attached to the cell wall, and Pir proteins) possessed significantly lower cell resistance to dehydration-rehydration than the mother wild-type strain...
August 2016: Yeast
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