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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109205/haloterrigena-mahii-sp-nov-an-extreme-halophilic-archaeon-from-the-solar-saltern
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Jiun-Yan Ding, Sheng-Chung Chen, Mei-Chin Lai, Tsai-Ling Liao
A pleomorphic, gas vesicle containing, halophilic archaeon, designated strain H13T, was isolated from the solar saltern of the Western Salt Co., Chula Vista, California, USA. Cells of strain H13T were non-motile, rod-shaped and 3-10 μm in length. The optimum growth conditions were 3.5-5.0 M NaCl, 45-55 oC, and pH range of 6.5-8.2. The major polar lipids were C20C20 and C20C25 derivatives of phosphatidylglycerol (PG), phosphatidylglycerol phosphate methyl ester (PGP-Me) and disulfated diglycosyl diether-1 (S2-DGD-1)...
January 21, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108275/benzofuran-2-acetic-ester-derivatives-induce-apoptosis-in-breast-cancer-cells-by-upregulating-p21-cip-waf1-gene-expression-in-p53-independent-manner
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Cinzia Giordano, Daniela Rovito, Ines Barone, Raffaella Mancuso, Daniela Bonofiglio, Francesca Giordano, Stefania Catalano, Bartolo Gabriele, Sebastiano Andò
Breast cancer is the most common malignancy and the leading cause of cancer-related death in women worldwide. High toxicity of used chemotherapeutics and resistance of cancer cells to treatments are a driving force for searching the new drug candidates for breast cancer therapy. In this study, we tested the antiproliferative effects of a series of benzofuran-2-acetic methyl ester derivatives, synthesized by a palladium-catalyzed carbonylative heterocyclization approach, on breast cancer cells. We observed that benzofuran compounds bearing a phenyl or tert-butyl substituent α to the methoxycarbonyl group significantly inhibited anchorage-dependent and -independent cell growth, and induced G0/G1 cell cycle arrest in human estrogen receptor alpha positive (MCF-7 and T47D) and in triple negative MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells, without affecting growth of MCF-10A normal breast epithelial cells...
January 15, 2017: DNA Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107829/high-throughput-online-solid-phase-extraction-ultra-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-method-for-polyfluoroalkyl-phosphate-esters-perfluoroalkyl-phosphonates-and-other-perfluoroalkyl-substances-in-human-serum-plasma-and-whole-blood
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Somrutai Poothong, Elsa Lundanes, Cathrine Thomsen, Line Småstuen Haug
A rapid, sensitive and reliable method was developed for the determination of a broad range of poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in various blood matrices (serum, plasma, and whole blood), and uses only 50 μL of sample material. The method consists of a rapid protein precipitation by methanol followed by high throughput online solid phase extraction (SPE), ultra-high performance liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry (UHPLC-MS/MS), and negative electrospray ionization detection...
March 8, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107709/quantification-of-fatty-acids-in-the-muscle-of-antarctic-fish-trematomus-bernacchii-by-gas-chromatography-mass-spectrometry-optimization-of-the-analytical-methodology
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C Truzzi, S Illuminati, A Annibaldi, M Antonucci, G Scarponi
This work presents data on the quantification of fatty acids (FAs, in terms of mass unit per tissue weight) in the muscle of Trematomus bernacchii, a key species in Antarctica, often used as bioindicator for contamination studies. Modifications in fatty acids content should be considered a useful biomarker to study how contaminants affect Antarctic biota. Until now, very few studies quantified fatty acids of muscle of T. bernacchii, and only as percentage of a single fatty acid on total lipids. To perform the quantification of fatty acids, we used an analytical method based on a fast microwave-assisted extraction of lipids from a lyophilized sample, a base-catalyzed trans-esterification of lipid extract to obtain Fatty Acids Methyl Esters (FAMEs), and a separation and identification of FAMEs by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry...
December 31, 2016: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107587/p450-bm3-catalyzed-regio-and-stereoselective-hydroxylation-aiming-at-the-synthesis-of-phthalides-and-isocoumarins
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Claudia Holec, Ute Hartrampf, Katharina Neufeld, Joerg Pietruszka
Cytochrome P450 BM3 monooxygenases are able to catalyze the regio- and stereoselective oxygenation of a broad range of substrates with promising potential for synthetic applications. To study the ability of P450 BM3 variants for the stereoselective benzylic hydroxylation of 2-alkylated benzoic acid esters, the biotransformation of methyl 2-ethylbenzoate was investigated resulting in both enantiomeric forms of 3-methylphthalide. In case of methyl 2-propylbenzoate as a substrate the regioselectivity of the reaction was shifted towards -hydroxylation resulting in the synthesis of enantioenriched (R)- and (S)-configured 3-methylisochroman-1-one...
January 20, 2017: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106735/mass-spectrometry-based-metabolomic-and-lipidomic-analyses-of-the-effects-of-dietary-platycodon-grandiflorum-on-liver-and-serum-of-obese-mice-under-a-high-fat-diet
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Hye Min Park, Kab-Tae Park, Edmond Changkyun Park, Seung Ii Kim, Myung Sook Choi, Kwang-Hyeon Liu, Choong Hwan Lee
We aimed to identify metabolites involved in the anti-obesity effects of Platycodon grandiflorum (PG) in high-fat diet (HFD)-fed mice using mass spectrometry (MS)-based metabolomic techniques. C57BL/6J mice were divided into four groups: normal diet (ND)-fed mice, HFD-fed mice, HFD with 1% PG extract-fed mice (HPGL), and HFD with 5% PG extract-fed mice (HPGH). After 8 weeks, the HFD group gained more weight than the ND group, while dietary 5% PG extract attenuated this change. The partial least squares discriminant analysis (PLS-DA) score plots showed a clear distinction between experimental groups in serum and liver markers...
January 17, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106362/dibenzothiophene-s-s-dioxide-and-bispyridinium-based-cationic-polyfluorene-derivative-as-an-efficient-cathode-modifier-for-polymer-solar-cells
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Guiting Chen, Sha Liu, Jin Xu, Ruifeng He, Zhicai He, Hongbin Wu, Wei Yang, Bin Zhang, Yong Cao
A novel n-type conjugated polymer containing dibenzothiophene-S,S-dioxide (FSO), bispyridinium, and fluorene scaffolds in the backbone (PFSOPyCl) was synthesized and used in the cathode interfacial layers (CILs) of conventional polymer solar cells (PSCs). The high electron affinities and large planar structures of the FSO and bispyridinium units endowed this polymer with good energy level alignments with [6,6]-phenyl-C71 butyric acid methyl ester (PC71BM) and metal cathode, and excellent electron transport and extraction properties...
January 20, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104346/the-effect-of-lead-exposure-on-fatty-acid-composition-in-mouse-brain-analyzed-using-pseudo-catalytic-derivatization
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Jong-Min Jung, Jechan Lee, Ki-Hyun Kim, In Geon Jang, Jae Gwang Song, Kyeongjin Kang, Filip M G Tack, Jeong-Ik Oh, Eilhann E Kwon, Hyung-Wook Kim
We performed toxicological study of mice exposed to lead by quantifying fatty acids in brain of the mice. This study suggests that the introduced analytical method had an extremely high tolerance against impurities such as water and extractives; thus, it led to the enhanced resolution in visualizing the spectrum of fatty acid profiles in animal brain. Furthermore, one of the biggest technical advantages achieved in this study was the quantitation of fatty acid methyl ester profiles of mouse brain using a trace amount of sample (e...
January 16, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102932/antileukemic-action-of-novel-diamine-pt-ii-halogenido-complexes-comparison-of-the-representative-novel-pt-ii-with-corresponding-pt-iv-complex
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Sonja Misirlić Denčić, Jelena Poljarević, Andjelka M Isakovic, Ivanka Marković, Tibor J Sabo, Sanja Grgurić-Šipka
This study presents the synthesis, characterization and antitumor action of five new Pt(II) halogenido, chlorido and iodido, complexes with edda type of ligands. (S,S)-ethylendiamine-N,N'-di-2-(3-cyclohexyl)propanoic acid dihydrochloride and its methyl, ethyl and n-propyl esters, were prepared according to the previously reported procedure. All investigated complexes were characterized by IR, ESI-MS, ((1) H, (13) C and HMBC) NMR spectroscopy and elemental analysis. Their cytotoxic action was investigated in four human tumor cell lines: promyelocytic (HL-60) and lymphocytic (REH) leukemia, glioma (U251) and lung carcinoma (H460)...
January 19, 2017: Chemical Biology & Drug Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101178/endothelium-dependent-vasodilation-effects-of-panax-notoginseng-and-its-main-components-are-mediated-by-nitric-oxide-and-cyclooxygenase-pathways
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Yanyan Wang, Yu Ren, Leilei Xing, Xiangdong Dai, Sheng Liu, Bin Yu, Yi Wang
Panax notoginseng, a traditional Chinese herbal medicine, has been used for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. The main bioactive components of this species are Panax notoginseng saponins (PNS). The present study aimed to investigate the effects of PNS and five of its main components (ginsenosides Rg1, Re, Rb1 and Rd, and notoginsenoside R1) on rat aorta rings pre-contracted with norepinephrine (NE) and to determine the underlying mechanism of action. Isolated aorta rings (with or without intact endothelium) from adult male Wistar rats were stimulated with NE to induce vasoconstriction, and subsequently treated with different concentrations of PNS and its five main components (Rg1, Re, Rb1, R1 and Rd) separately...
December 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100885/quantitative-analysis-of-the-distribution-of-cis-eicosenoic-acid-positional-isomers-in-marine-fishes-from-the-indian-ocean
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Samanthika Senarath, Kazuaki Yoshinaga, Toshiharu Nagai, Akihiko Yoshida, Fumiaki Beppu, Chamila Jayasinghe, Chandravathany Devadawson, Naohiro Gotoh
This study investigated the occurrence and distribution of cis-eicosenoic acid (c-20:1) positional isomers in fishes from the Indian Ocean and compared to those from the Pacific and Atlantic Ocean. Lipids were extracted from the edible part of the fish and then methylated. The eicosenoic acid methyl ester fraction was separated from total fatty acid methyl esters by reversed-phase HPLC and quantitatively analyzed using a GC-FID fitted with the SLB-IL111 highly polar GC column. c14-20:1 was used as an internal standard...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Oleo Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099813/photoactive-donor-acceptor-composite-nanoparticles-dispersed-in-water
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Laurie Parrenin, Gildas Laurans, Eleni Pavlopoulou, Guillaume Fleury, Gilles Pecastaings, Cyril Brochon, Laurence Vignau, Georges Hadziioannou, Eric Cloutet
A major issue that inhibits large-scale fabrication of organic solar modules is the use of chlorinated solvents considered as toxic and hazardous. In this work, composite particles of poly[N-9'-heptadecanyl-2,7-carbazole-alt-5,5-(4,7-di-2-thienyl-2',1',3'-benzothiadiazole] (PCDTBT) and [6,6]-Phenyl C71 butyric acid methyl ester (PC71BM) were obtained in water from a versatile and a ready-to-market methodology based on miniemulsion post-polymerization. Depending on experimental conditions, size-controlled particles comprising both the electron-donor and the electron-acceptor were obtained and characterized using transmission electron microscopy (TEM), atomic force microscopic (AFM), small-angle neutron scattering (SANS), UV-visible absorption and fluorescence spectroscopies...
January 18, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098791/development-of-high-throughput-method-for-measurement-of-vascular-nitric-oxide-generation-in-microplate-reader
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Soad S Abd El-Hay, Christa L Colyer
BACKGROUND: Despite the importance of nitric oxide (NO) in vascular physiology and pathology, a high-throughput method for the quantification of its vascular generation is lacking. OBJECTIVE: By using the fluorescent probe 4-amino-5-methylamino-2',7'-difluorofluorescein (DAF-FM), we have optimized a simple method for the determination of the generation of endothelial nitric oxide in a microplate format. METHODS: A nitric oxide donor was used (3-morpholinosydnonimine hydrochloride, SIN-1)...
January 13, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097900/structure-activity-relationships-of-fraxamoside-as-an-unusual-xanthine-oxidase-inhibitor
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Rosa Maria Vitale, Lina Antenucci, Margherita Gavagnin, Gennaro Raimo, Pietro Amodeo
Fraxamoside, a macrocyclic secoiridoid glucoside featuring a hydroxytyrosol group, was recently identified as a xanthine oxidase inhibitor (XOI) comparable in potency in vitro to the standard antigout drug allopurinol. However, this activity and its considerably higher value than its derivatives oleuropein, oleoside 11-methyl ester, and hydroxytyrosol are not explained by structure-activity relationships (SARs) of known XOIs. To exclude allosteric mechanisms, we first determined the inhibition kinetic of fraxamoside...
December 2017: Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094911/codependence-between-crystalline-and-photovoltage-evolutions-in-p3ht-pcbm-solar-cells-probed-with-in-operando-giwaxs
#15
Daniel Moseguí González, Christoph J Schaffer, Stephan Pröller, Johannes Schlipf, Lin Song, Sigrid Bernstorff, Eva M Herzig, Peter Müller-Buschbaum
We address the correlation between the crystalline state of photoactive materials in a model organic solar cell based on poly(3-hexylthiophene-2,5-diyl):phenyl-C60-butyric acid methyl ester (P3HT:PCBM) and the photovoltage in an in-operando investigation. I-V curves are simultaneously measured together with grazing incidence wide-angle X-ray scattering probing the crystalline state of the device active layer as a function of the operation time. The results show a high degree of correlation between open-circuit voltage VOC and the crystalline state of P3HT...
January 20, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094854/synthesis-and-antioxidant-properties-of-caffeic-acid-corn-bran-arabinoxylan-esters
#16
Yanli Li, Yuanbo Zhu, Rong Liang, Cheng Yang
OBJECTIVE: As a potential of bioactive additives, corn bran arabinoxylan (CAX) was prominent in its probiotic benefits and immuno-enhancing activities. In order to improve the antioxidant ability of CAX, naturally occurring caffeic acid (CA) was covalently attached to CAX by esterification to generate caffeic acid corn bran arabinoxylan esters (CA-CAX) with various degrees of substitution (DS). METHODS: The structure of CA-CAX was analyzed by NMR and the DS was determined by HPLC...
January 17, 2017: International Journal of Cosmetic Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092732/enhancement-of-lipid-productivity-by-adopting-multi-stage-continuous-cultivation-strategy-in-nannochloropsis-gaditana
#17
Min-Gyu Sung, Bongsoo Lee, Chul Woong Kim, Kibok Nam, Yong Keun Chang
In the present study, a novel process-based cultivation system was designed to improve lipid productivity of Nannochloropsis gaditana, an oleaginous microalga that has high potential for biofuel production. Specifically, four flat-panel photobioreactors were connected in series, and this system was subjected to continuous chemostat cultivation by feeding fresh medium to the first reactor at dilution rates of 0.028 and 0.056day(-1), which were determined based on Monod kinetics. The results show that the serially connected photobioreactor system achieved 20...
December 30, 2016: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092657/lipid-production-in-yarrowia-lipolytica-is-maximized-by-engineering-cytosolic-redox-metabolism
#18
Kangjian Qiao, Thomas M Wasylenko, Kang Zhou, Peng Xu, Gregory Stephanopoulos
Microbial factories have been engineered to produce lipids from carbohydrate feedstocks for production of biofuels and oleochemicals. However, even the best yields obtained to date are insufficient for commercial lipid production. To maximize the capture of electrons generated from substrate catabolism and thus increase substrate-to-product yields, we engineered 13 strains of Yarrowia lipolytica with synthetic pathways converting glycolytic NADH into the lipid biosynthetic precursors NADPH or acetyl-CoA. A quantitative model was established and identified the yield of the lipid pathway as a crucial determinant of overall process yield...
January 16, 2017: Nature Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092216/metabolism-of-metofluthrin-in-rats-i-identification-of-metabolites
#19
Jun Abe, Hirohisa Nagahori, Hirokazu Tarui, Yoshitaka Tomigahara, Naohiko Isobe
Metofluthrin (2,3,5,6-tetrafluoro-4-(methoxymethyl)benzyl (Z/E)-(1R)-trans-2,2-dimethyl-3-(1-propenyl)-cyclopropanecarboxylate) is a novel pyrethroid insecticide, which has E/Z isomers at prop-1-enyl group. Rats were orally dosed with each [(14)C]-labeled E/Z isomer, and the excreta were collected for isolation and identification of metabolites. Analysis of the excreta by LC/MS and NMR revealed formation of 33 and 23 (total 42) metabolites from rats dosed with Z-isomer and E-isomer, respectively. Major metabolic reactions were cleavage of ester linkage, O-demethylation, hydroxylation, epoxidation or reduction of double bond, glutathione conjugation and its further metabolism, hydroxylation of epoxide, and formation of lactone ring...
January 16, 2017: Xenobiotica; the Fate of Foreign Compounds in Biological Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090275/induction-of-epigenetic-alteration-by-cpuk02-an-ent-kaurenoid-derivative-of-stevioside
#20
Pooneh Mokarram, Zeinab Mohammadi, Saeid Khazayel, Zhang Dayong
BACKGROUND: Dietary polyphenols, such as those found in green tea and red wine, are linked to antitumor activity. They are known to influence many signaling pathways epigenetically within the human body. In this regard, CPUK02 (15-Oxosteviol benzyl ester) is a new ent-kaurenoid derivative of stevioside and exhibits strong anti-cancer activity in vitro and in vivo. Nowadays, the role of epigenetics in cancer has been the subject of intensive study and DNA methylation targeting represents a relevant strategy for cancer treatment...
January 2017: Avicenna Journal of Medical Biotechnology
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