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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100706/oscul3a-negatively-regulates-cell-death-and-immunity-by-degrading-osnpr1-in-rice
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Qun-En Liu, Yuese Ning, Yingxin Zhang, Ning Yu, Chunde Zhao, Xiaodeng Zhan, Weixun Wu, Daibo Chen, Xiangjin Wei, Guo-Liang Wang, Shihua Cheng, Liyong Cao
Cullin3-based RING E3 ubiquitin ligases (CRL3), composed of Cullin3 (CUL3), RBX1, and BTB proteins, are involved in plant immunity but the function of CUL3 in the process is largely unknown. Here, we show that rice OsCUL3a is important for the regulation of cell death and immunity. The rice lesion mimic mutant oscul3a displays a significant increase in the accumulation of flg22- and chitin-induced reactive oxygen species, and in pathogenesis-related gene expression as well as resistance to Magnaporthe oryzae and Xanthomonas oryzae pv...
January 18, 2017: Plant Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100213/transcriptomic-response-of-wolf-spider-pardosa-pseudoannulata-to-transgenic-rice-expressing-bacillus-thuringiensis-cry1ab-protein
#2
Juan Wang, Yuande Peng, Kaifu Xiao, Baoyang Wei, Jilin Hu, Zhi Wang, Qisheng Song, Xuguo Zhou
BACKGROUND: Bacillum thuringiensis (Bt) toxin produced in Cry1-expressing genetically modified rice (Bt rice) is highly effective to control lepidopteran pests, which reduces the needs for synthetic insecticides. Non-target organisms can be exposed to Bt toxins through direct feeding or trophic interactions in the field. The wolf spider Pardosa pseudoannulata, one of the dominant predators in South China, plays a crucial role in the rice agroecosystem. In this study, we investigated transcriptome responses of the 5th instar spiders fed on preys maintained on Bt- and non-Bt rice...
January 18, 2017: BMC Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098142/carbon-translocation-from-a-plant-to-an-insect-pathogenic-endophytic-fungus
#3
Scott W Behie, Camila C Moreira, Irina Sementchoukova, Larissa Barelli, Paul M Zelisko, Michael J Bidochka
Metarhizium robertsii is a common soil fungus that occupies a specialized ecological niche as an endophyte and an insect pathogen. Previously, we showed that the endophytic capability and insect pathogenicity of Metarhizium are coupled to provide an active method of insect-derived nitrogen transfer to a host plant via fungal mycelia. We speculated that in exchange for this insect-derived nitrogen, the plant would provide photosynthate to the fungus. By using (13)CO2, we show the incorporation of (13)C into photosynthate and the subsequent translocation of (13)C into fungal-specific carbohydrates (trehalose and chitin) in the root/endophyte complex...
January 18, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094453/down-regulation-of-a-chitin-synthase-a-gene-by-rna-interference-enhances-pathogenicity-of-beauveria-bassiana-anu1-against-spodoptera-exigua-h%C3%A3-bner
#4
Jung-Bok Lee, Hyun Soo Kim, Youngjin Park
Chitin synthase (CHS) is an important enzymatic component, which is required for chitin formation in the cuticles and cuticular linings of other tissues in insects. CHSs have been divided into two classes, classes A and B, based on their amino acid sequence similarities and functions. Class A CHS (CHS-A) is specifically expressed in the epidermis and related ectodermal cells such as tracheal cells, while class B CHS (CHS-B) is expressed in gut epithelial cells that produce peritrophic matrices. In this study, we cloned the CHS-A gene from the beet armyworm, Spodoptera exigua (SeCHS-A)...
January 17, 2017: Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093332/chitin-and-chitinase-role-in-pathogenicity-allergenicity-and-health
#5
REVIEW
Seema Patel, Arun Goyal
Chitin, a polysaccharide with particular abundance in fungi, nematodes and arthropods is immunogenic. It acts as a threat to other organisms, to tackle which they have been endowed with chitinase enzyme. Even if this enzyme is not present in all organisms, they possess proteins having chitin-binding domain(s) (ChtBD). Many lethal viruses like Ebola, and HCV (HepatitisC virus) have these domains to manipulate their carriers and target organisms. In keeping with the basic rule of survival, the self-origin (own body component) chitins and chitinases are protective, but that of non-self origin (from other organisms) are detrimental to health...
January 13, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087533/polysaccharide-degradation-capability-of-actinomycetales-soil-isolates-from-a-semi-arid-grassland-of-the-colorado-plateau
#6
Chris M Yeager, La Verne Gallegos-Graves, John Dunbar, Cedar N Hesse, Hajnalka Daligault, Cheryl R Kuske
: Among the bacteria, members of the Actinomycetales are considered quintessential degraders of complex polysaccharides in soils. However, studies examining complex polysaccharide degradation by Actinomycetales (other than Streptomyces spp.) in soils are limited. Here, we examine the lignocellulolytic and chitinolytic potential of 112 Actinomycetales strains, encompassing 13 families, isolated from a semi-arid grassland of the Colorado Plateau, Utah, USA. Members of the Streptomycetaceae, Pseudonocardiaceae, Micromonosporaceae and Promicromonosporaceae exhibited robust activity against carboxymethylcellulose, xylan, chitin and pectin substrates (except for low/no pectinase activity by the Micromonosporaceae)...
January 13, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079980/induction-of-mesenchymal-stem-cell-differentiation-in-the-absence-of-soluble-inducer-for-cutaneous-wound-regeneration-by-a-chitin-nanofibers-based-hydrogel
#7
Kangquan Shou, Yao Huang, Baiwen Qi, Xiang Hu, Zhanjun Ma, Ang Lu, Chao Jian, Lina Zhang, Aixi Yu
Transplantation of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) has been considered as a promising strategy for wound healing. However, poor viability of engrafted BMSCs and limited capabilities of differentiation into the desired cell types in wounds often hinder their application. Few studies report the induction of BMSCs differentiation into the skin regeneration related cell types using natural biopolymer, e.g., chitin and its derivative. Here we utilized a chitin nanofibers(CNFs) hydrogel as a directive cue to induce BMSCs differentiation for enhancing cutaneous wound regeneration in the absence of cell-differentiating factors...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076454/a-broad-ph-range-and-processive-chitinase-from-a-metagenome-library
#8
S S Thimoteo, A Glogauer, H Faoro, E M de Souza, L F Huergo, B M Moerschbacher, F O Pedrosa
Chitinases are hydrolases that degrade chitin, a polymer of N-acetylglucosamine linked β(1-4) present in the exoskeleton of crustaceans, insects, nematodes and fungal cell walls. A metagenome fosmid library from a wastewater-contaminated soil was functionally screened for chitinase activity leading to the isolation and identification of a chitinase gene named metachi18A. The metachi18A gene was subcloned and overexpressed in Escherichia coli BL21 and the MetaChi18A chitinase was purified by affinity chromatography as a 6xHis-tagged fusion protein...
January 5, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076349/mechanical-control-of-whole-body-shape-by-a-single-cuticular-protein-obstructor-e-in-drosophila-melanogaster
#9
Reiko Tajiri, Nobuhiro Ogawa, Haruhiko Fujiwara, Tetsuya Kojima
Body shapes are much more variable than body plans. One way to alter body shapes independently of body plans would be to mechanically deform bodies. To what extent body shapes are regulated physically, or molecules involved in physical control of morphogenesis, remain elusive. During fly metamorphosis, the cuticle (exoskeleton) covering the larval body contracts longitudinally and expands laterally to become the ellipsoidal pupal case (puparium). Here we show that Drosophila melanogaster Obstructor-E (Obst-E) is a protein constituent of the larval cuticle that confers the oriented contractility/expandability...
January 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073034/unraveling-the-different-toxic-effect-of-flufenoxuron-on-the-thyroid-endocrine-system-of-the-mongolia-racerunner-eremias-argus-at-different-stages
#10
Jing Chang, Wei Li, Baoyuan Guo, Peng Xu, Yinghuan Wang, Jianzhong Li, Huili Wang
Flufenoxuron is a widely used pesticide to inhibit the synthesis of chitin during insect development and its effect on the growth of lizards has been little addressed. The hypothalamus-pituitary-thyroid (HPT) axis plays an important role on the development of lizards. In this study, the lizards at different development stages (proliferation and resting stages) were exposed to flufenoxuron for 21 days. The plasma thyroid hormone levels, thyroid gland histopathology and expression profiles of thyroid hormone receptors (trα, trβ), deiodinases (dio1, dio2), and transthyretin (ttr) genes were measured to evaluated the toxic effect of flufenoxuron on the HPT axis at different stages...
January 4, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067848/chitin-adsorbents-for-toxic-metals-a-review
#11
REVIEW
Ioannis Anastopoulos, Amit Bhatnagar, Dimitrios N Bikiaris, George Z Kyzas
Wastewater treatment is still a critical issue all over the world. Among examined methods for the decontamination of wastewaters, adsorption is a promising, cheap, environmentally friendly and efficient procedure. There are various types of adsorbents that have been used to remove different pollutants such as agricultural waste, compost, nanomaterials, algae, etc., Chitin (poly-β-(1,4)-N-acetyl-d-glucosamine) is the second most abundant natural biopolymer and it has attracted scientific attention as an inexpensive adsorbent for toxic metals...
January 7, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066819/growth-on-chitin-impacts-the-transcriptome-and-metabolite-profiles-of-antibiotic-producing-vibrio-coralliilyticus-s2052-and-photobacterium-galatheae-s2753
#12
Sonia Giubergia, Christopher Phippen, Kristian Fog Nielsen, Lone Gram
Members of the Vibrionaceae family are often associated with chitin-containing organisms, and they are thought to play a major role in chitin degradation. The purpose of the present study was to determine how chitin affects the transcriptome and metabolome of two bioactive Vibrionaceae strains, Vibrio coralliilyticus and Photobacterium galatheae. We focused on chitin degradation genes and secondary metabolites based on the assumption that these molecules in nature confer an advantage to the producer. Growth on chitin caused upregulation of genes related to chitin metabolism and of genes potentially involved in host colonization and/or infection...
January 2017: MSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065749/characterization-of-haloalkalophilic-organic-solvent-tolerant-protease-for-chitin-extraction-from-shrimp-shell-waste
#13
Thirumalai Maruthiah, Arunachalam Palavesam
Halophilic organic solvent tolerant protease (HOSP) producing Paracoccus saliphilus APCMST-CS5 was isolated from the marine sediment samples and identified through 16S rRNA sequence analysis. P. saliphilus APCMST-CS5 registered maximum HOSP production of 1,321.70U/ml in the medium contained the most significant parameters such as shrimp shell powder (SSP), CaCl2, NaCl, and sardinella powder (SP), obtained through Placket-Burman and Response Surface Methods. HOSP was further purified to 22.68 fold purity with 29...
January 5, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062236/enhanced-wound-healing-activity-of-desert-locust-schistocerca-gregaria-vs-shrimp-penaeus-monodon-chitosan-based-scaffolds
#14
Narguess H Marei, W El-Mazny, Aida El-Shaer, Kareem Dorri Zaki, Zahra S Hussein, Emtithal M Abd-El-Samie
Chitosan (CS) has received great attention in tissue engineering, especially in wound healing acceleration. In this study, chitin was isolated from desert locust (Schistocerca gregaria) and shrimp (Penaeus monodon) then deacetylated to chitosan. Then, chitosan was characterized by degree of deacetylation (DD), molecular weight (M.Wt), swelling index (SI), Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) and X ray diffraction (XRD). The chitosan was then casted into 2D scaffolds and was pictured using scanning electron microscope (SEM)...
January 3, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061425/fibrillar-vs-crystalline-nanocellulose-pulmonary-epithelial-cell-responses-cytotoxicity-or-inflammation
#15
Autumn L Menas, Naveena Yanamala, Mariana T Farcas, Maria Russo, Sherri Friend, Philip M Fournier, Alexander Star, Ivo Iavicoli, Galina V Shurin, Ulla B Vogel, Bengt Fadeel, Donald Beezhold, Elena R Kisin, Anna A Shvedova
Nanocellulose (NC) is emerging as a highly promising nanomaterial for a wide range of applications. Moreover, many types of NC are produced, each exhibiting a slightly different shape, size, and chemistry. The main objective of this study was to compare cytotoxic effects of cellulose nanocrystals (CNC) and nanofibrillated cellulose (NCF). The human lung epithelial cells (A549) were exposed for 24 h and 72 h to five different NC particles to determine how variations in properties contribute to cellular outcomes, including cytotoxicity, oxidative stress, and cytokine secretion...
December 24, 2016: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060571/m-ficolin-is-present-in-aspergillus-fumigatus-infected-lung-and-modulates-epithelial-cell-immune-responses-elicited-by-fungal-cell-wall-polysaccharides
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Kasper Jensen, Kit P Lund, Kimmie B Christensen, Anne T Holm, Lalit Kumar Dubey, Jesper B Moeller, Christine S Jepsen, Anders Schlosser, László Galgóczy, Steffen Thiel, Uffe Holmskov, Grith L Sorensen
Aspergillus fumigatus (A. fumigatus) is an opportunistic fungal pathogen that typically infects the lungs of immunocompromised patients. Ficolins are secreted pattern recognition molecules of the innate immune system. In the present study, we investigated the unknown role of human M-ficolin in the recognition of, and response to fungal cell wall polysaccharides. M-ficolin was localized to infiltrating granulocytes and monocytes found in the A. fumigatus infected lung. Recombinant M-ficolin (rM-ficolin) bound specifically to A...
January 6, 2017: Virulence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056418/multiclass-pesticide-residue-analysis-in-fish-muscle-and-liver-on-one-step-extraction-cleanup-strategy-coupled-with-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry
#17
Piotr Kaczyński, Bożena Łozowicka, Maciej Perkowski, Julia Szabuńko
The analysis of pesticide residues in fish samples is challenging due to the low concentrations and large number of analytes that need to be monitored and quantified in a complex matrix. This is the first report providing a novel one-step extraction-cleanup strategy for simultaneous analysis of over 340 pesticides in a fatty fish and liver matrix, coupled with liquid-chromatography tandem mass spectrometry. The samples of fish muscle and liver were prepared according to the modified QuEChERS (quick, easy, cheap, effective, rugged and safe) procedure, wherein the extraction and cleanup protocol were integrated into one step...
January 2, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053085/inhibition-of-mammalian-glycoprotein-ykl-40-identification-of-the-physiological-ligand
#18
Abhishek A Kognole, Christina M Payne
YKL-40 is a mammalian glycoprotein associated with progression, severity, and prognosis of chronic inflammatory diseases and a multitude of cancers. Despite this well-documented association, identification of the lectin's physiological ligand, and accordingly, biological function, has proven experimentally difficult. YKL-40 has been shown to bind chito-oligosaccharides; however, the production of chitin by the human body has not yet been documented. Possible alternative ligands include proteoglycans, polysaccharides, and fibers like collagen, all of which makeup the extracellular matrix...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053084/structure-catalysis-and-inhibition-of-ofchi-h-the-lepidoptera-exclusive-insect-chitinase
#19
Tian Liu, Lei Chen, Yong Zhou, Xi Jiang, Yanwei Duan, Qing Yang
Chitinase-h (Chi-h) is of special interest among insect chitinases due to its exclusive distribution in lepidopteran insects and high sequence identity with bacterial and baculovirus homologs. Here OfChi-h, a Chi-h from Ostrinia furnacalis, was investigated. Crystal structures of both OfChi-h and its complex with chitoheptaose ((GlcN)7) reveal that OfChi-h possesses a long and asymmetric substrate-binding cleft, which is a typical characteristics of a processive exo-chitinase. The structural comparison between OfChi-h and its bacterial homolog SmChiA uncovered two phenylalanine to tryptophan site variants in OfChi-h at subsites +2 and possibly -7...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050852/microbial-biomass-in-compost-during-colonization-of-agaricus-bisporus
#20
Aurin M Vos, Amber Heijboer, Henricus T S Boschker, Barbara Bonnet, Luis G Lugones, Han A B Wösten
Agaricus bisporus mushrooms are commercially produced on a microbe rich compost. Here, fungal and bacterial biomass was quantified in compost with and without colonization by A. bisporus. Chitin content, indicative of total fungal biomass, increased during a 26-day period from 576 to 779 nmol N-acetylglucosamine g(-1) compost in the absence of A. bisporus (negative control). A similar increase was found in the presence of this mushroom forming fungus. The fungal phospholipid-derived fatty acid (PLFA) marker C18:2ω6, indicative of the living fraction of the fungal biomass, decreased from 575 to 280 nmol g(-1) compost in the negative control...
December 2017: AMB Express
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