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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094942/simulation-of-dbs-dbs-cooh-and-dbs-conhnh2-as-hydrogelators
#1
Dafna Knani, David Alperstein
The organic gelator 1,3(R):2,4(S)-dibenzylidene-D-sorbitol (DBS) self-organizes to form a 3-D network at relatively low concentrations in a variety of nonpolar organic solvents and polymer melt. DBS could be transformed into a hydrogelator by introduction of hydrophilic groups, which facilitate its self-assembly in aqueous medium. In this work, we have investigated the hydrogelators DBS-COOH and DBS-CONHNH2 and the organogelator DBS by molecular modeling. We have used quantum mechanics (QM) to elucidate the preferred geometry of one molecule and a dimer of each of the gelators, and molecular dynamics (MD) to simulate the pure gelators and their mixtures with water...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079789/the-impact-of-irrigating-fluid-absorption-on-blood-coagulation-in-patients-undergoing-transurethral-resection-of-the-prostate-a-prospective-observational-study-using-rotational-thromboelastometry
#2
Hyun-Jung Shin, Hyo-Seok Na, Young-Tae Jeon, Hee-Pyoung Park, Sun-Woo Nam, Jung-Won Hwang
Although endoscopic transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) is a well-established procedure as a treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia, its complications remain a concern. Among these, coagulopathy may be caused by the absorption of irrigating fluid. This study aimed to evaluate such phenomenon using a rotational thromboelastometry (ROTEM).A total of 20 patients undergoing TURP participated in this study. A mixture of 2.7% sorbitol-0.54% mannitol solution and 1% ethanol was used as an irrigating fluid, and fluid absorption was measured via the ethanol concentration in expired breath...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069587/trehalose-6-phosphate-signal-is-closely-related-to-sorbitol-in-apple-fruit-malus-domestica-borkh-cv-gala
#3
Wen Zhang, John E Lunn, Regina Feil, Yufei Wang, Jingjing Zhao, Hongxia Tao, Yanping Guo, Zhengyang Zhao
Trehalose-6-phosphate (Tre6P) is a precursor of trehalose, which is widespread in nature and greatly influences plant growth and development. Tre6P acts as a signal of carbon availability in many plants, but little is known about the function of Tre6P in rosaceous plants, which have specific sorbitol biosynthesis and transportation pathways. In the present study, Tre6P levels and Sorbitol:Tre6P ratios were analyzed in apple fruit (Malus domestica, Borkh. cv. Gala). Tre6P levels were positively correlated with sorbitol content but negatively correlated with sucrose, glucose, and fructose content in developing fruit...
January 9, 2017: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066876/the-terrestrial-green-macroalga-prasiola-calophylla-trebouxiophyceae-chlorophyta-ecophysiological-performance-under-water-limiting-conditions
#4
Andreas Holzinger, Klaus Herburger, Kathrin Blaas, Louise A Lewis, Ulf Karsten
The phylogenetic placement of Prasiola calophylla, from an anthropogenic habitat previously shown to contain a novel UV sunscreen compound, was confirmed by analysis of its rbcL gene. This alga has the capacity to tolerate strong water-limiting conditions. The photosynthetic performance and ultrastructural changes under desiccation and osmotic stress were investigated. Freshly harvested thalli showed an effective quantum yield of PSII [Y(II)] of 0.52 ± 0.06 that decreased to ∼60% of the initial value at 3000 mM sorbitol, and 4000 mM sorbitol led to a complete loss of Y(II)...
January 9, 2017: Protoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062576/cardiolipin-regulates-mitophagy-through-the-pkc-pathway
#5
Zheni Shen, Yiran Li, Alexander N Gasparski, Hagai Abeliovich, Miriam L Greenberg
Cardiolipin (CL), the signature phospholipid of mitochondrial membranes, is important for cardiovascular health, and perturbation of CL metabolism is implicated in cardiovascular disease (CVD). While the role of CL in mitochondrial function, biogenesis, and genome stability has been studied, recent findings indicate that it is essential for functions apart from mitochondrial bioenergetics. In this study, we report that mitophagy is perturbed in CL deficient yeast cells. Mutants of autophagy/mitophagy genes ATG8, ATG18 and ATG32 synthetically interact with CL synthase mutant crd1Δ CL-deficient cells exhibited decreased GFP-tagged mitochondrial proteins inside the vacuole and decreased free GFP, consistent with decreased mitophagy...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054068/ml-and-ml2-complex-formation-between-ca-ii-and-d-glucose-derivatives-in-aqueous-solutions
#6
Bence Kutus, Dániel Ozsvár, Norbert Varga, István Pálinkó, Pál Sipos
The complex formation equilibria between Ca(2+) ions and six carbohydrate derivatives related to d-glucose was quantitatively characterized by potentiometry, freezing point depression and polarimetry. Complexation could not be observed for d-glucose, while weak association was deduced for d-sorbitol and d-mannitol. Stronger complexes are formed with d-gluconate and d-heptagluconate due to the presence of the carboxylate group. In addition to the plausible 1 : 1 species, the 1 : 2 species can also be detected at higher ligand to metal ratios...
January 5, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053529/co-self-assembly-of-cationic-microparticles-to-deliver-pegfp-znf580-for-promoting-the-transfection-and-migration-of-endothelial-cells
#7
Yakai Feng, Mengyang Guo, Wen Liu, Xuefang Hao, Wei Lu, Xiangkui Ren, Changcan Shi, Wencheng Zhang
The gene transfection efficiency of polyethylenimine (PEI) varies with its molecular weight. Usually, high molecular weight of PEI means high gene transfection, as well as high cytotoxicity in gene delivery in vivo. In order to enhance the transfection efficiency and reduce the cytotoxicity of PEI-based gene carriers, a novel cationic gene carrier was developed by co-self-assembly of cationic copolymers. First, a star-shaped copolymer poly(3(S)-methyl-morpholine-2,5-dione-co-lactide) (P(MMD-co-LA)) was synthesized using D-sorbitol as an initiator, and the cationic copolymer (P(MMD-co-LA)-g-PEI) was obtained after grafting low-molecular weight PEI...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050711/torsemide-fast-dissolving-tablets-development-optimization-using-box-bhenken-design-and-response-surface-methodology-in-vitro-characterization-and-pharmacokinetic-assessment
#8
Ahmed A El-Shenawy, Mahmoud M Ahmed, Heba F Mansour, Saleh Abd El Rasoul
The present study planed to develop new fast dissolving tablets (FDTs) of torsemide. Solid dispersions (SDs) of torsemide and sorbitol (3:1) or polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) k25 were prepared. The prepared SDs were evaluated for in-vitro dissolution. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and differential scanning calorimetry for SDs revealed no drug/excipient interactions and transformation of torsemide to the amorphous form. Torsemide/sorbitol SD was selected for formulation of torsemide FDTs by direct compression method...
January 3, 2017: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045227/severe-outbreak-of-sorbitol-fermenting-escherichia-coli-o157-via-unpasteurized-milk-and-farm-visits-finland-2012
#9
A Jaakkonen, S Salmenlinna, R Rimhanen-Finne, H Lundström, S Heinikainen, M Hakkinen, S Hallanvuo
Shiga toxin-producing, sorbitol-fermenting Escherichia coli O157 (SF O157) has emerged as a cause of severe human illness. Despite frequent human findings, its transmission routes and reservoirs remain largely unknown. Foodborne transmission and reservoir in cattle have been suspected, but with limited supporting evidence. This study describes the outbreak of SF O157 that occurred in Finland in 2012. The outbreak originated from a recreational farm selling unpasteurized milk, as revealed by epidemiologic and microbiological investigations, and involved six hospitalized children and two asymptomatic adults with culture-confirmed infection...
January 3, 2017: Zoonoses and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043510/effects-of-sorbitol-and-glycerol-on-the-structure-dynamics-and-stability-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-pyrazinamidase
#10
Mehrnoosh Khajehzadeh, Faramarz Mehrnejad, Mohammad Pazhang, Farahnoosh Doustdar
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Mycobacterium tuberculosis pyrazinamidase (PZase) is known an enzyme that is involved in degradation of pyrazinamide to ammonia and pyrazinoic acid. Pyrazinamide is an important first-line drug used in the short-course treatment of tuberculosis. Previous investigations have indicated that the pyrazinamide (PZA)-resistant M. tuberculosis strains are caused by point mutations in the PZase enzyme which is the activator of the prodrug PZA. Although the general fold of PZase was determined, the structural and functional properties of the enzyme in solution were not understood very well...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035619/inflammation-oxidative-stress-apoptosis-and-autophagy-in-diabetes-mellitus-and-diabetic-kidney-disease-the-four-horsemen-of-the-apocalypse
#11
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Kultigin Turkmen
Diabetic kidney disease (DKD) can occur in approximately 30-40% of both type 1 and type 2 diabetic patients. The well-established features of DKD include increased serum glucose levels along with chronic low-grade inflammation, OxS, increased advanced glycation end products, sorbitol accumulation, increased hexosamine, and protein kinase C pathway activation. On the other hand, accumulating evidence suggests that novel pathways including apoptosis and autophagy might also play important roles in the pathogenesis and progression of DKD...
December 29, 2016: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035480/a-comparative-study-of-glycerol-and-sorbitol-as-co-substrates-in-methanol-induced-cultures-of-pichia-pastoris-temperature-effect-and-scale-up-simulation
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Julio Berrios, María-Olga Flores, Alvaro Díaz-Barrera, Claudia Altamirano, Irene Martínez, Zaida Cabrera
The production of recombinant proteins by Pichia pastoris under AOX1 promoter is usually performed using methanol together with either glycerol or sorbitol as co-substrate. Although both co-substrates have been widely used, comparative studies are scarce. In addition, these comparisons have been performed at different specific growth rate (µ) that it is well known that has an important effect on productivity. Thus, the effect of using these co-substrates on the production of Rhyzopus oryzae lipase (ROL) by P...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024567/sugar-sensitive-dendrimer-films-as-a-sacrificial-layer-for-the-preparation-of-freestanding-multilayer-films
#13
Fumiya Sato, Jun-Ichi Anzai
Multilayer thin films composed of poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) and phenylboronic acid-bearing poly(amidoamine) dendrimer (PBA-PAMAM) were used as a sacrificial layer for constructing freestanding polyelectrolyte films consisting of poly(styrenesulfonate) (PSS) and poly(allylamine hydrochloride) (PAH). Freestanding (PSS/PAH)15 films were successfully released from substrate by exposing composite (PVA/PBA-PAMAM)n/(PSS/PAH)15 films (n=5 and 10) to sorbitol solutions under mild conditions at pH7.0-9.0. The film release was accelerated in solutions of higher sorbitol concentrations at pH9...
March 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013555/primary-and-secondary-metabolites-of-an-european-edible-mushroom-and-its-nutraceutical-value-suillus-bellinii-inzenga-kuntze
#14
Alessandro Venditti, Claudio Frezza, Fabio Sciubba, Mauro Serafini, Armandodoriano Bianco
In this work, we report the study on the composition in primary and secondary metabolites of the polar and less-polar fractions obtained from the fruiting bodies of Suillus bellinii (Inzenga) Kuntze collected from Central Italy. Thirteen compounds were identified through a series of classical chromatographic methods and through spectroscopic techniques (nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and mass spectrometry (MS)), namely suillin (1), ergosterol (2), glutamic acid (3), isoleucine (4), leucine (5), threonine (6), tyrosine (7), valine (8), D-mannitol (9), sucrose (10), D-sorbitol (11), fumaric acid (12) and alanine (13)...
December 26, 2016: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012288/peach-leaf-curl-disease-shifts-sugar-metabolism-in-severely-infected-leaves-from-source-to-sink
#15
Stefano Moscatello, Simona Proietti, Roberto Buonaurio, Franco Famiani, Vittorio Raggi, Robert P Walker, Alberto Battistelli
Peach leaf curl is a disease that affects the leaves of peach trees, and in severe cases all of the leaf can be similarly affected. This study investigated some effects of this disease on the metabolism of peach leaves in which all parts of the leaf were infected. These diseased leaves contained very little chlorophyll and performed little or no photosynthesis. Compared to uninfected leaves, diseased leaves possessed higher contents of fructose and especially glucose, but lowered contents of sucrose, sorbitol and especially starch...
December 1, 2016: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011870/inhibition-of-recombinant-aldose-6-phosphate-reductase-from-peach-leaves-by-hexose-phosphates-inorganic-phosphate-and-oxidants
#16
Matías D Hartman, Carlos M Figueroa, Diego G Arias, Alberto A Iglesias
Glucitol, also known as sorbitol, is a major photosynthetic product in plants from the Rosaceae family. This sugar alcohol is synthesized from glucose-6-phosphate by the combined activities of aldose-6-phosphate reductase (Ald6PRase) and glucitol-6-phosphatase. In this work we show the purification and characterization of recombinant Ald6PRase from peach leaves. The recombinant enzyme was inhibited by glucose-1-phosphate, fructose-6-phosphate, fructose-1,6-bisphosphate and orthophosphate. Oxidizing agents irreversibly inhibited the enzyme and produced protein precipitation...
December 22, 2016: Plant & Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003836/dramatic-improvement-in-dissolution-rate-of-albendazole-by-a-simple-one-step-industrially-scalable-technique
#17
Saeed Ghanbarzadeh, Aram Khalili, Abolghasem Jouyban, Shahram Emami, Yousef Javadzadeh, Mohammad Solhi, Hamed Hamishehkar
Low solubility and dissolution rate are the primary challenges in the drug development which substantially impact the oral absorption and bioavailability of drugs. Due to the poor water solubility, Albendazole (ABZ) is poorly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract and shows low oral bioavailability (5%) which is a major disadvantage for the systemic use of ABZ. To improve the solubility and dissolution rate of ABZ, different classes of hydrophilic excipients such as sugars (lactose, sucrose, and glucose), polyols (mannitol and sorbitol), ionic surfactant (sodium lauryl sulfate) and non-ionic surfactant (Cremophor A25) were co-spray dried with ABZ...
December 2016: Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990650/phenotypic-characterization-of-qualitative-parameters-and-antioxidant-contents-in-peach-and-nectarine-fruit-and-changes-after-jam-preparation
#18
P Drogoudi, D Gerasopoulos, M Kafkaletou, E Tsantili
BACKGROUND: Sugars and antioxidants in peaches contribute to fresh fruit quality and nutrition; however information on widely grown cultivars and changes induced after peach jam preparation is limited. In the present study colour, sugars and antioxidant parameters were determined in fruit and jam from 45 peach and nectarine cultivars. RESULTS: Pronounced varietal differences were found in sorbitol (42-fold range), total phenolics (TPs) and antioxidant capacities (10- to 19-fold range)...
December 18, 2016: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987987/development-of-non-water-soluble-ductile-mung-bean-starch-based-edible-film-with-oxygen-barrier-and-heat-sealability
#19
Onjira Rompothi, Pasawadee Pradipasena, Kanitha Tananuwong, Anongnat Somwangthanaroj, Theeranun Janjarasskul
This research determined the effects of starch concentration (3.5-5.0%w/w), and plasticizer [glycerol (0-30%w/w) or sorbitol (0-60%w/w)] on properties of mung bean starch (MBS) films. The result showed that increasing plasticizer concentration tended to decrease tensile strength (TS), elastic modulus (EM) and oxygen permeability (OP); but increase elongation (%E), solubility, water vapor permeability (WVP) and seal strength. The extent of those changes also depended on starch concentration. Glycerol provided better plasticizer efficiency than sorbitol...
February 10, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987977/innovative-plasticized-alginate-obtained-by-thermo-mechanical-mixing-effect-of-different-biobased-polyols-systems
#20
Chengcheng Gao, Eric Pollet, Luc Avérous
Plasticized alginate films with different biobased polyols (glycerol and sorbitol) and their mixtures were successfully prepared by thermo-mechanical mixing instead of the usual casting-evaporation procedure. The microstructure and properties of the different plasticized alginate formulations were investigated by SEM, FTIR, XRD, DMTA and uniaxial tensile tests. SEM and XRD results showed that native alginate particles were largely destructured with the plasticizers (polyols and water), under a thermo-mechanical input...
February 10, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
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