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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150703/transcriptome-analysis-reveals-the-mechanism-of-fungicidal-of-thymol-against-fusarium-oxysporum-f-sp-niveum
#1
Meng Zhang, Jing Ge, Xiangyang Yu
Fusarium oxysporum: f. sp. niveum (Fusarium oxysporum) causes watermelon wilt, drastically reducing its yield. Thymol (5-methyl-2-(1-methylethyl) phenol, PubChem CID: 6989) has been extensively reported to have antimicrobial activity against pathogenic microorganisms. In this study, the growth of F. oxysporum was significantly inhibited by thymol in vitro. The dry weight of F. oxysporum was decreased significantly. Thymol-induced cell membrane damage was observed at 24 hpi (hours post-incubation). Therefore, the changes in the gene expression level of F...
November 17, 2017: Current Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146855/draft-genome-sequence-of-entomopathogenic-brevibacillus-laterosporus-strain-lak-1210-an-alkaliphilic-chitin-degrader
#2
Lakshmi Prasanna, Tushar Ranjan Moharana, Nizamuddin Sheikh, Veerabhadra Rao Arravapalli, Thangaraj Kumaraswamy, Vincent G H Eijsink, Madhusudhana Rao Nalam
We announce here the draft genome sequence of Brevibacillus laterosporus strain Lak 1210, isolated from mangrove soil. This alkaliphilic strain is an efficient chitin degrader and has the ability to control insects and inhibit phytopathogenic fungi. The assembly consists of 5,082,926 bp, with 4,321 protein-coding sequences and a GC content of 41.15%.
November 16, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146530/identification-of-the-glucosamine-kinase-in-the-chitinolytic-pathway-of-thermococcus-kodakarensis
#3
Mehwish Aslam, Naoya Takahashi, Kohei Matsubara, Tadayuki Imanaka, Tamotsu Kanai, Haruyuki Atomi
Although the chitinolytic pathway of the hyperthermophilic archaeon Thermococcus kodakarensis is well-studied, the genome does not contain genes homologous to previously identified glucosamine kinase genes. As some ADP-dependent glucokinases in the order Thermococcales exhibit phosphorylation activities for both glucose and glucosamine in vitro, the homolog in T. kodakarensis, encoded by TK1110, was selected as a candidate for the missing glucosamine kinase gene. The purified, recombinant TK1110 enzyme exhibited phosphorylation activities for not only glucose but also glucosamine and N-acetylglucosamine...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144773/cancer-chemopreventive-antiproliferative-and-superoxide-anion-scavenging-properties-of-kluyveromyces-marxianus-and-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-var-boulardii-cell-wall-components
#4
Olivier Fortin, Blanca Aguilar-Uscanga, Khanh Dang Vu, Stephane Salmieri, Monique Lacroix
This study investigated the cancer chemopreventive, the antiradical, and the antiproliferative properties of polysaccharides extracts from cell wall of Saccharomyces boulardii and Kluyveromyces marxianus. β-glucan, mannan, and chitin were also quantified to identify the most important extract responsible for these biological properties. Soluble and insoluble glucans as well as mannoprotein were extracted from cell wall using single hot-alkaline method. Superoxide anion scavenging (antiradical capacity), NAD(P)H: quinone reductase (QR) (EC 1...
November 16, 2017: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144021/quantitative-extracellular-matrix-proteomics-suggests-cell-wall-reprogramming-in-host-specific-immunity-during-vascular-wilt-caused-by-fusarium-oxysporum-in-chickpea
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Eman Elagamey, Kanika Narula, Arunima Sinha, Sudip Ghosh, Magdi A E Abdellatef, Niranjan Chakraborty, Subhra Chakraborty
Extracellular matrix (ECM) is the unique organelle that perceives stress signals and reprograms molecular events of host cell during patho-stress. However, our understanding of how ECM dictates plant immunity is largely unknown. Vascular wilt caused by the soil borne filamentous fungus Fusarium oxysporum is a major impediment for global crop productivity. To elucidate the role of ECM proteins and molecular mechanism associated with cell wall mediated immunity, the temporal changes of ECM proteome was studied in vascular wilt resistant chickpea cultivar upon F...
November 16, 2017: Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143882/enzymatic-properties-of-%C3%AE-n-acetylglucosaminidases
#6
REVIEW
Rui Zhang, Junpei Zhou, Zhifeng Song, Zunxi Huang
β-N-Acetylglucosaminidases (GlcNAcases) hydrolyse N-acetylglucosamine-containing oligosaccharides and proteins. These enzymes produce N-acetylglucosamine (GlcNAc) and have a wide range of promising applications in the food, energy, and pharmaceutical industries, such as synergistic degradation of chitin with endo-chitinases and using GlcNAc to produce sialic acid, bioethanol, single-cell proteins, and pharmaceutical therapeutics. GlcNAcases also play an important role in the dynamic balance of cellular O-linked GlcNAc levels, catabolism of ganglioside storage in Tay-Sachs disease, and bacterial cell wall recycling and flagellar assembly...
November 16, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143524/injectable-shear-thinning-caso4-fgf-18-incorporated-chitin-plga-hydrogels-enhances-bone-regeneration-in-mice-cranial-bone-defect-model
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Sivashanmugam Amirthalingam, Pornkawee Charoenlarp, Sankar Deepthi, ArunKumar Rajendran, Shantikumar V Nair, Sachiko Iseki, Rangasamy Jayakumar
For craniofacial bone regeneration, shear thinning injectable hydrogels are favoured over conventional scaffolds due to their improved defect margin adaptability, easier handling and ability to be injected manually into deeper tissues. The most accepted method, after autografting, is the use of recombinant human BMP-2; however, complications such as inter-individual variations, edema, and poor cost-efficiency in supraphysiological doses have been reported. The endogenous synthesis of BMP-2 is desirable, and a molecule which induces this is FGF-18 since it can up-regulate the BMP-2 expression and positively modulate other osteogenic genes...
November 16, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140580/enhanced-biological-fixation-of-ligaments-to-bone-tissues-utilizing-chitin-fabrics
#8
Hisaya Nomata, Michiko Nakaishi, Kazuo Takakuda
In ligament reconstruction involving anterior cruciate ligament surgery, biological fixation between the transferred ligament and bone tissue is critical for achieving successful outcomes. Here, we administered chitin fabrics into the bone tunnels and evaluated their efficacy in promoting biological fixation. An animal model on the rat's patellar ligament was employed. First, bone tunnels were created in the lateral condyle of the femur. The ligament was then separated from the tibial tuberosity, and half was inserted into the tunnel and fixed with the use of end button...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138240/kinetics-of-h2o2-driven-degradation-of-chitin-by-a-bacterial-lytic-polysaccharide-monooxygenase
#9
Silja Kuusk, Bastien Bissaro, Piret Kuusk, Zarah Forsberg, Vincent G H Eijsink, Morten Sørlie, Priit Väljamäe
Lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases (LPMOs) catalyze the oxidative cleavage of glycosidic bonds in recalcitrant polysaccharides, such as cellulose and chitin, and are of interest in biotechnological utilization of these abundant biomaterials. It has recently been shown that LPMOs can use H2O2, instead of O2, as a co-substrate. This peroxygenase-like reaction by a mono-copper enzyme is unprecedented in nature and opens new avenues in chemistry and enzymology. Here, we provide the first detailed kinetic characterization of chitin degradation by the bacterial LPMO chitin-binding protein CBP21 using H2O2 as co-substrate...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135235/estimating-the-strength-of-single-chitin-nanofibrils-via-sonication-induced-fragmentation
#10
Yu Bamba, Yu Ogawa, Tsuguyuki Saito, Lars A Berglund, Akira Isogai
We report the mechanical strength of native chitin nanofibrils. Highly crystalline α-chitin nanofibrils were purified from filaments produced by a microalgae Phaeocystis globosa, and two types of β-chitin nanofibrils were purified from pens of a squid Loligo bleekeri and tubes of a tubeworm Lamellibrachia satsuma, with relatively low and high crystallinity, respectively. These chitin nanofibrils were fully dispersed in water. Strength of individualized nanofibrils was estimated using cavitation-induced tensile fracture of nanoscale filaments in a liquid medium...
November 14, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134393/metatranscriptomics-reveals-the-hydrolytic-potential-of-peat-inhabiting-planctomycetes
#11
Anastasia A Ivanova, Carl-Eric Wegner, Yongkyu Kim, Werner Liesack, Svetlana N Dedysh
Members of the phylum Planctomycetes are common inhabitants of northern Sphagnum-dominated wetlands. Evidence is accumulating that, in these environments, some planctomycetes may be involved in degrading polymeric organic matter. The experimental data, however, remain scarce due to the low number of characterized representatives of this phylum. In a previous study, we used metatranscriptomics to assess the activity response of peat-inhabiting microorganisms to biopolymers abundantly present in native peat. The community responses to cellulose, xylan, pectin, and chitin availability were analysed relative to unamended controls...
November 13, 2017: Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132828/lactoferrin-chitosan-and-melaleuca-alternifolia-natural-products-that-show-promise-in-candidiasis-treatment
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REVIEW
Lorena de Oliveira Felipe, Willer Ferreira da Silva Júnior, Katialaine Corrêa de Araújo, Daniela Leite Fabrino
The evolution of microorganisms resistant to many medicines has become a major challenge for the scientific community around the world. Motivated by the gravity of such a situation, the World Health Organization released a report in 2014 with the aim of providing updated information on this critical scenario. Among the most worrying microorganisms, species from the genus Candida have exhibited a high rate of resistance to antifungal drugs. Therefore, the objective of this review is to show that the use of natural products (extracts or isolated biomolecules), along with conventional antifungal therapy, can be a very promising strategy to overcome microbial multiresistance...
November 10, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Microbiology: [publication of the Brazilian Society for Microbiology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131942/molar-masses-and-molar-mass-distributions-of-chitin-and-acid-hydrolyzed-chitin
#13
Ryunosuke Funahashi, Yuko Ono, Zi-Dong Qi, Tsuguyuki Saito, Akira Isogai
Never-dried and dried crab shell chitin and squid pen chitin samples were acid-hydrolyzed in 1M HCl at 85 °C for up to 2 h. The crystallinities, crystal sizes, and degrees of N-acetylation of the acid-hydrolyzed chitin samples are almost unchanged the same before and after acid hydrolysis. The original and acid-hydrolyzed chitin samples were dissolved in 8% (w/w) lithium chloride/N,N,-dimethylacetamide and the solutions were subjected to size-exclusion chromatography with multi-angle laser-light scattering analysis to determine their molar masses and molar mass distributions...
November 13, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131830/transcriptome-profiling-and-digital-gene-expression-analysis-of-sweet-potato-for-the-identification-of-putative-genes-involved-in-the-defense-response-against-fusarium-oxysporum-f-sp-batatas
#14
Yuli Lin, Weikun Zou, Shiqiang Lin, Dennis Onofua, Zhijian Yang, Haizhou Chen, Songliang Wang, Xuanyang Chen
Sweet potato production is constrained by Fusarium wilt, which is caused by Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. batatas (Fob). The identification of genes related to disease resistance and the underlying mechanisms will contribute to improving disease resistance via sweet potato breeding programs. In the present study, we performed de novo transcriptome assembly and digital gene expression (DGE) profiling of sweet potato challenged with Fob using Illumina HiSeq technology. In total, 89,944,188 clean reads were generated from 12 samples and assembled into 101,988 unigenes with an average length of 666 bp; of these unigenes, 62,605 (61...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128588/curcumin-loaded-chitin-glucan-quercetin-conjugate-synthesis-characterization-antioxidant-in-vitro-release-study-and-anticancer-activity
#15
Anu Singh, Lavkush, Amit Kumar Kureel, P K Dutta, Sushil Kumar, Ambak Kumar Rai
In this study, we have synthesized chitin-glucan quercetin conjugate (ChGCQ) by an easy and facile free radical grafting reaction. The structure of ChGCQ was confirmed by proton nuclear magnetic resonance ((1)H NMR) and Fourier transforms infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR). Curcumin was loaded into ChGCQ to study its anti-cancer efficiency. The biocompatibility of ChGCQ and curcumin loaded ChGCQ (Cu-ChGCQ) were analysed by different assays in Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) and cytotoxicity test was performed in a macrophage cancer cell line (J774)...
November 8, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126937/coccinia-indica-agglutinin-a-17kda-pp2-like-phloem-lectin-affinity-purification-primary-structure-and-formation-of-self-assembled-filaments
#16
Kishore Babu Bobbili, Gottfried Pohlentz, Akkaladevi Narahari, Kaushal Sharma, A Surolia, Michael Mormann, Musti J Swamy
Phloem protein-2 (PP2) is an abundant soluble protein in the sieve elements in plants. Its lectin property was reported in various species. The primary structure of PP2 from Coccinia indica (Coccinia indica agglutinin, CIA17), determined by mass spectrometry, shows extensive homology with PP2 super family phloem lectins. Analysis of mass spectrometric data indicated the presence of 16 potential allelic variants of CIA17 with insignificant divergence in the primary structure. The primary structure contains an intramolecular disulfide bridge between Cys-34 and Cys-51, which is conserved across various cucurbit species and hence likely to be important for carbohydrate binding...
November 7, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118642/a-new-species-of-mongolodiaptomus-kiefer-1938-from-northeast-thailand-and-a-key-to-the-species-crustacea-copepoda-calanoida-diaptomidae
#17
Santi Watiroyram, La-Orsri Sanoamuang
This study describes the new species Mongolodiaptomus loeiensissp. n. collected from a temporary pond nearby a cave located in Loei Province, in northeastern Thailand. Mongolodiaptomus loeiensissp. n. is similar to M. calcarus (Shen & Tai, 1965) in the male but can be distinguished from its congeners by the following unique characteristics in the males: (1) the right caudal ramus has 3 ventral chitinous prominences; (2) intercoxal plate of P5 is produced into 2 spine-like lobes on distal margin; (3) the basis of right P5 has a subglobular chitinous prominence on mid-distal caudal surface; and (4) the principal lateral spine on the right Exp-2 P5 is extremely bent at its tip...
2017: ZooKeys
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117500/development-and-ultrastructure-of-the-rigid-dorsal-and-flexible-ventral-cuticles-of-the-elytron-of-the-red-flour-beetle-tribolium-castaneum
#18
Mi Young Noh, Subbaratnam Muthukrishnan, Karl J Kramer, Yasuyuki Arakane
Insect exoskeletons are composed of the cuticle, a biomaterial primarily formed from the linear and relatively rigid polysaccharide, chitin, and structural proteins. This extracellular material serves both as a skin and skeleton, protecting insects from environmental stresses and mechanical damage. Despite its rather limited compositional palette, cuticles in different anatomical regions or developmental stages exhibit remarkably diverse physicochemical and mechanical properties because of differences in chemical composition, molecular interactions and morphological architecture of the various layers and sublayers throughout the cuticle including the envelope, epicuticle and procuticle (exocuticle and endocuticle)...
November 5, 2017: Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113754/nuclear-receptor-hr3-controls-locust-molt-by-regulating-chitin-synthesis-and-degradation-genes-of-locusta-migratoria
#19
Xiaoming Zhao, Zhongyu Qin, Weimin Liu, Xiaojian Liu, Bernard Moussian, Enbo Ma, Sheng Li, Jianzhen Zhang
During growth and development of insects, the steroid hormone 20-Hydroxyecdysone (20E) regulates the molting process through activation of a series of genes including E74, E75 and HR3 by the 20E receptor EcR. Here, we analyzed the function of LmHR3 in the migratory locust Locusta migratoria. By sequence comparison, we first identified and characterized the putative nuclear receptor protein (LmHR3) based on L. migratoria transcriptome data. The full length cDNA is 2272 bp long encoding a protein of 455 amino acids that contains a DNA binding domain (zinc finger) and a ligand binding domain...
November 4, 2017: Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113132/chitin-and-cellulose-processing-in-low-temperature-electron-beam-plasma
#20
Tatiana Vasilieva, Dmitry Chuhchin, Sergey Lopatin, Valery Varlamov, Andrey Sigarev, Michael Vasiliev
Polysaccharide processing by means of low-temperature Electron Beam Plasma (EBP) is a promising alternative to the time-consuming and environmentally hazardous chemical hydrolysis in oligosaccharide production. The present paper considers mechanisms of the EBP-stimulated destruction of crab shell chitin, cellulose sulfate, and microcrystalline cellulose, as well as characterization of the produced oligosaccharides. The polysaccharide powders were treated in oxygen EBP for 1-20 min at 40 °C in a mixing reactor placed in the zone of the EBP generation...
November 6, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
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