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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204982/influence-of-carbon-sources-on-the-viability-and-resuscitation-of-acetobacter-senegalensis-during-high-temperature-gluconic-acid-fermentation
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Rasoul Shafiei, Raziyeh Zarmehrkhorshid, Majid Mounir, Philippe Thonart, Frank Delvigne
Much research has been conducted about different types of fermentation at high temperature, but only a few of them have studied cell viability changes during high-temperature fermentation. In this study, Acetobacter senegalensis, a thermo-tolerant strain, was used for gluconic acid production at 38 °C. The influences of different carbon sources and physicochemical conditions on cell viability and the resuscitation of viable but nonculturable (VBNC) cells formed during fermentation were studied. Based on the obtained results, A...
February 15, 2017: Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195065/effect-of-econazole-and-benzydamine-on-sensory-neurons-in-culture
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S Mathivanan, R de la Torre-Martinez, C Wolf, G Mangano, L Polenzani, C Milanese, A Ferrer-Montiel
Econazole is an anti-mycotic agent widely used for the treatment of cutaneous fungal infections, and for the therapy of vaginal candidiasis. Topical application of this azole is generally safe, although some patients have complained of mild burning sensation/cutaneous irritation and itching, especially when administered intravaginally. The underlying mechanisms responsible of these adverse effects are poorly understood, though they suggest excitation of cutaneous nociceptor terminals. We report that exposure of primary cultures of rat nociceptors to econazole augments neuronal excitability...
December 2016: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184988/cloning-evaluation-and-high-level-expression-of-a-thermo-alkaline-pectate-lyase-from-alkaliphilic-bacillus-clausii-with-potential-in-ramie-degumming
#3
Cheng Zhou, Yanfen Xue, Yanhe Ma
Alkaline pectate lyases (Pels) have potential application in bioscouring of the textile industry. In this study, a thermo-alkaline Pel (BacPelA) gene from an alkaliphilic Bacillus clausii strain was cloned and overexpressed in Escherichia coli. The mature BacPelA exhibited maximum activity at pH 10.5 and 70 °C and showed high cleavage capability on methylated pectins. BacPelA showed the highest specific activity of 936.2 U mg(-1) on ≥85% methylated pectin and 675.5 U mg(-1) on standard substrate polygalacturonic acid (PGA) upon evaluation of the absorbance at 235 nm (A235)...
February 9, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183622/characterization-of-ginger-essential-oil-palygorskite-composite-geo-pgs-and-its-anti-bacteria-activity
#4
Hong Lei, Qiaonian Wei, Qing Wang, Anxiang Su, Mei Xue, Qin Liu, Qiuhui Hu
To explore a novel kind of anti-bacterial composite material having the excellent antibacterial ability, stability and specific-targeting capability, palygorskite (PGS) was used as the carrier of ginger essential oil (GEO) and a novel kind of composite GEO-PGS was prepared by ion exchange process. The characterization and the antibacterial activity of GEO-PGS was investigated in this study. Results of FTIR, XPS, XRD,TG analysis and SEM observation demonstrated the combination of GEO and PGS, GEO was absorbed on the surface of PGS, and the content of GEO in the composite was estimated to be 18...
April 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174088/casul-a-new-lectin-isolated-from-calliandra-surinamensis-leaf-pinnulae-with-cytotoxicity-to-cancer-cells-antimicrobial-activity-and-antibiofilm-effect
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Thamara Figueiredo Procópio, Leydianne Leite de Siqueira Patriota, Maiara Celine de Moura, Pollyanna Michelle da Silva, Ana Patrícia Silva de Oliveira, Lidiane Vasconcelos do Nascimento Carvalho, Thâmarah de Albuquerque Lima, Tatiana Soares, Túlio Diego da Silva, Luana Cassandra Breitenbach Barroso Coelho, Maira Galdino da Rocha Pitta, Moacyr Jesus Barreto de Melo Rêgo, Regina Celia Bressan Queiroz de Figueiredo, Patrícia Maria Guedes Paiva, Thiago Henrique Napoleão
This work describes the isolation of a lectin (CasuL) from the leaf pinnulae of Calliandra surinamensis and the evaluation of its cytotoxic, antimicrobial and antibiofilm properties. Proteins from pinnulae extract were precipitated with ammonium sulphate (60% saturation) and submitted to Sephadex G-75 chromatography, which yielded isolated CasuL (purification factor: 113). Native CasuL is an acidic protein (pI 5.82) with a relative molecular mass of 48kDa. This lectin is also an oligomeric protein composed of three subunits and mass spectrometry revealed similarities with a Sorghum bicolor protein...
February 5, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28171839/optimization-of-operating-parameters-of-novel-composite-adsorbent-for-organic-pollutants-removal-from-pome-using-response-surface-methodology
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A O Adeleke, Ab Aziz Ab Latiff, A A Al-Gheethi, Zawawi Daud
The present work aimed to develop a novel composite material made up of activated cow bone powder (CBP) as a starting material for reducing chemical oxygen demand (COD) and ammonia-nitrogen (NH3N) from palm oil mill effluent (POME). The optimization of the reduction efficiency was investigated using response surface methodology (RSM). Six independent variables used in the optimization experiments include pH (4-10), speed (0.27-9.66 rcf), contact time (2-24 h), particle size (1-4.35 mm), dilution factor (100-500) and adsorbent dosage (65-125 g/L)...
January 25, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170249/resolving-the-thermo-induced-electrochemistry-for-indepth-understanding-the-step-degradation-of-sdbs
#7
Di Gu, Yiyang Zhang, Lingyue Zhu, Baohui Wang
The STEP (Solar Thermal Electrochemical Process) has sustainably served as solar thermo- and electrochemical oxidation of SDBS (sodium dodecyl benzene sulfonate) fully driven with solar energy, gaining a high efficiency with a fast rate by the combination of thermochemistry with electrochemistry. In this paper, the thermo-induced electrochemistry was resolved for indepth understanding the STEP degradation of SDBS. We employed the thermo-dependent cyclic voltammetric spectra, temperature-dependent fluorescence-electrochemical spectra and time-dependent electrochemical current spectra for a study of the electrochemistry including the reaction, pathway and mechanism...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163127/the-importance-of-the-non-active-site-and-non-periodical-structure-located-histidine-residue-respect-to-the-structure-and-function-of-exo-inulinase
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Maryam Rezaei Arjomand, Gholamreza Ahmadian, Mehran Habibi-Rezaei, Malihe Hassanzadeh, Ali Asghar Karkhane, Ali Akbar Moosavi-Movahedi, Massoud Amanlou
Here, we have studied the role of a histidine residue with the lowest solvent accessibility among other histidine residues at the end of a short connecting structure ((189)AELH(192)) of the catalytic domain of the exo-inulinase through creation of H192A mutant. Site-directed mutagenesis method was applied to create the mutant enzyme. Molecular dynamics (MD) simulations, spectroscopic, calorimetric and kinetics analysis were used to study the structural and functional consequences of His192 substitution. Accordingly, the thermo-stabilities and catalytic performance were decreased upon H192A mutation...
February 3, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158279/analysis-of-trpv-channel-activation-by-stimulation-of-fc%C3%AE%C2%B5ri-and-mrgpr-receptors-in-mouse-peritoneal-mast-cells
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A Solís-López, U Kriebs, A Marx, S Mannebach, W B Liedtke, M J Caterina, M Freichel, V V Tsvilovskyy
The activation of mast cells (MC) is part of the innate and adaptive immune responses and depends on Ca2+ entry across the plasma membrane, leading to the release of preformed inflammatory mediators by degranulation or by de novo synthesis. The calcium conducting channels of the TRPV family, known by their thermo and osmotic sensitivity, have been proposed to be involved in the MC activation in murine, rat, and human mast cell models. So far, immortalized mast cell lines and nonspecific TRPV blockers have been employed to characterize the role of TRPV channels in MC...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156112/genetic-and-structural-characterization-of-a-thermo-tolerant-cold-active-and-acidic-endo-%C3%AE-1-4-glucanase-from-antarctic-springtail-cryptopygus-antarcticus
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Jung Min Song, Seung Kon Hong, Young Jun An, Mee Hye Kang, Kwon Ho Hong, Youn-Ho Lee, Sun-Shin Cha
The CaCel gene from Antarctic springtail Cryptopygus antarcticus codes for a cellulase belonging to the glycosyl hydrolase family 45 (GHF45). Phylogenetic, biochemical, and structural analyses revealed that the CaCel gene product (CaCel) is closely related to fungal GHF45 endo-β-1,4-glucanases. The organization of five introns within the open reading frame of the CaCel gene indicates its endogenous origin in the genome of the species, which suggests the horizontal transfer of the gene from fungi to the springtail...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151641/wood-graphene-oxide-composite-for-highly-efficient-solar-steam-generation-and-desalination
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Keng-Ku Liu, Qisheng Jiang, Sirimuvva Tadepalli, Ramesh Raliya, Pratim Biswas, Rajesh R Naik, Srikanth Singamaneni
Solar steam generation is a highly promising technology for harvesting solar energy, desalination and water purification. We introduce a novel bilayered structure comprised of wood and graphene oxide (GO) for highly efficient solar steam generation. The GO layer deposited on the microporous wood provides broad optical absorption and high photothermal conversion resulting in rapid increase in the temperature at the liquid surface. On the other hand, wood serves as a thermal insulator to confine the photothermal heat to the evaporative surface and to facilitate the efficient transport of water from the bulk to the photothermally-active space...
February 2, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148644/characteristics-of-the-local-cutaneous-sensory-thermo-neutral-zone
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Davide Filingeri, Hui Zhang, Edward A Arens
Skin temperature detection thresholds have been used to measure human cold and warm sensitivity across the temperature continuum. They exhibit a sensory zone within which neither warm nor cold sensations prevail. This zone has been widely assumed to coincide with steady-state local skin temperatures between 32-34ᵒC, but its underlying neurophysiology has been rarely investigated. Here we employ two approaches to characterize the properties of sensory thermo-neutrality, testing for each whether neutrality shifts along the temperature continuum depending on adaptation to a preceding thermal state...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145892/efficient-synthetic-access-to-thermo-responsive-core-shell-nanoparticles
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Enaam Jamal Al Dine, Zied Ferjaoui, Thibault Roques-Carmes, Aleksandra Schjen, Abdelaziz Meftah, Tayssir Hamieh, Joumana Toufaily, Raphaël Schneider, Eric Gaffet, Halima Alem
Core/shell nanostructures based on silica, fluorescent ZnO quantum dots (QDs) and superparamagnetic Fe3O4 nanoparticles (NPs) were prepared and fully characterized by the combination of different techniques and the physical properties of the nanostructures were studied. We demonstrate the efficiency of the atom transfer radical polymerization with activators regenerated by electron transfer process to graft (co-)polymers of different structures and polarity at the surface of metal oxide NPs. The influence of the polymer chain configuration on the optical properties of the ZnO/polymer core/shell QDs was enlightened...
February 1, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145516/thermo-magneto-electric-generator-arrays-for-active-heat-recovery-system
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Jinsung Chun, Hyun-Cheol Song, Min-Gyu Kang, Han Byul Kang, Ravi Anant Kishore, Shashank Priya
Continued emphasis on development of thermal cooling systems is being placed that can cycle low grade heat. Examples include solar powered unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and data storage servers. The power efficiency of solar module degrades at elevated temperature, thereby, necessitating the need for heat extraction system. Similarly, data centres in wireless computing system are facing increasing efficiency challenges due to high power consumption associated with managing the waste heat. We provide breakthrough in addressing these problems by developing thermo-magneto-electric generator (TMEG) arrays, composed of soft magnet and piezoelectric polyvinylidene difluoride (PVDF) cantilever...
February 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134283/a-robust-highly-stretchable-supramolecular-polymer-conductive-hydrogel-with-self-healability-and-thermo-processability
#15
Qian Wu, Junjie Wei, Bing Xu, Xinhua Liu, Hongbo Wang, Wei Wang, Qigang Wang, Wenguang Liu
Dual amide hydrogen bond crosslinked and strengthened high strength supramolecular polymer conductive hydrogels were fabricated by simply in situ doping poly (N-acryloyl glycinamide-co-2-acrylamide-2-methylpropanesulfonic) (PNAGA-PAMPS) hydrogels with PEDOT/PSS. The nonswellable conductive hydrogels in PBS demonstrated high mechanical performances-0.22-0.58 MPa tensile strength, 1.02-7.62 MPa compressive strength, and 817-1709% breaking strain. The doping of PEDOT/PSS could significantly improve the specific conductivities of the hydrogels...
January 30, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124733/ancut2-a-thermo-alkaline-cutinase-from-aspergillus-nidulans-and-its-potential-applications
#16
Eva Bermúdez-García, Carolina Peña-Montes, José Augusto Castro-Rodríguez, Augusto González-Canto, Arturo Navarro-Ocaña, Amelia Farrés
Biochemical characterization of purified ANCUT2 cutinase from Aspergillus nidulans is described. The identified amino acid sequence differs from that predicted in Aspergillus genomic databases in amino acids not relevant for catalysis. The enzyme is thermo-alkaline, showing its maximum activity at pH 9 and 60 °C, and it retains more than 60% of its initial activity after incubation for 1 h at 60 °C for pH values between 6 and 10. ANCUT2 is more active towards long-chain esters and it hydrolyzes cutin; however, it also hydrolyzes short-chain esters...
January 25, 2017: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121051/optically-active-phenylethene-dimers-based-on-planar-chiral-tetrasubstituted-2-2-paracyclophane
#17
Masayuki Gon, Yasuhiro Morisaki, Yoshiki Chujo
Optically active phenylethene dimers based on a planar chiral 4,7,12,15-tetrasubstituted [2.2]paracyclophane were synthesized. We succeeded in controlling the molecular motion by binding luminophores in close proximity with the [2.2]paracyclophane scaffold. For example, aggregation-induced emission (AIE)-active luminophores were converted to show intense photoluminescence (PL) even in a diluted solution at room temperature and the resulting compound worked as a single-molecule thermo-responsible material around room temperature...
January 25, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109901/study-of-ciprofloxacin-adsorption-and-regeneration-of-activated-carbon-prepared-from-enteromorpha-prolifera-impregnated-with-h3po4-and-sodium-benzenesulfonate
#18
Man Wang, Gang Li, Lihui Huang, Jing Xue, Quan Liu, Nan Bao, Ji Huang
Activated carbons were derived from Enteromorpha prolifera immersed in H3PO4 solution or the H3PO4 solution mixed with sodium benzenesulfonate (SBS), producing AC and AC-SBS. NaOH solution was employed in regeneration of ciprofloxacin (CIP)-loaded AC and AC-SBS to obtain RAC and RAC-SBS. The properties of the original and regenerated activated carbons were characterized by thermo-gravimetric analysis (TGA), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), N2 adsorption/desorption isotherms and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR)...
January 18, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104802/the-ssl2245-sll1130-toxin-antitoxin-system-mediates-heat-induced-programmed-cell-death-in-synechocystis-sp-pcc6803
#19
Afshan Srikumar, Pilla Sankara Krishna, Dokku Sivaramakrishna, Stefan Kopfmann, Wolfgang R Hess, Musti J Swamy, Sue Lin-Chao, Jogadhenu S S Prakash
Two putative heat responsive genes, ssl2245 and sll1130 constitute an operon that also has characteristics of a toxin-antitoxin system, thus joining several enigmatic features. Closely related orthologs of Ssl2245 and Sll1130 exist in widely different bacteria, which thrive under environments with large fluctuations in temperature and salinity, among which some are thermo-epilithic biofilm forming cyanobacteria. Transcriptome analyses revealed that the CRISPR genes as well as several hypothetical genes were commonly up-regulated in Δssl2245 and Δsll1130 mutants...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097384/stress-response-physiology-of-thermophiles
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REVIEW
Preeti Ranawat, Seema Rawat
Thermo (or hyperthermo) philic microorganisms are ubiquitous having a wide range of habitats from freshly fallen snow to pasteurized milk to geothermal areas like hot springs. The variations in physicochemical conditions, viz., temperature, pH, nutrient availability and light intensity in the habitats always pose stress conditions for the inhabitants leading to slow growth or cell death. The industrial processes used for harvesting secondary metabolites such as enzymes, toxins and organic acids also create stressed environments for thermophiles...
January 17, 2017: Archives of Microbiology
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