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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920419/effects-of-dietary-spirulina-on-antioxidant-status-lipid-profile-immune-response-and-performance-characteristics-of-broiler-chickens-reared-under-high-ambient-temperature
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Sara Mirzaie, Fahim Zirak-Khattab, Seyed Abdollah Hosseini, Hamid Donyaei-Darian
Objective: Spirulina has been recognized formerly as a filamentous spiral-shaped blue- green algae or more recently as a genus of photosynthetic bacteria (Arthrospira). This microorganism is considered as a rich source of essential nutrients for human and animals. The present study was conducted to determine potential application of Spirulina for heat- exposed broilers. Methods: Two hundred and fifty Cobb 500 chicks with male to female in equal ratio with average initial weight of 615...
September 18, 2017: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892686/autotrophic-and-heterotrophic-microalgae-and-cyanobacteria-cultivation-for-food-and-feed-life-cycle-assessment
#2
Sergiy Smetana, Michael Sandmann, Sascha Rohn, Daniel Pleissner, Volker Heinz
The lack of protein sources in Europe could be reduced with onsite production of microalgae with autotrophic and heterotrophic systems, owing the confirmation of economic and environmental benefits. This study aimed at the life cycle assessment (LCA) of microalgae and cyanobacteria cultivation (Chlorella vulgaris and Arthrospira platensis) in autotrophic and heterotrophic conditions on a pilot industrial scale (in model conditions of Berlin, Germany) with further biomass processing for food and feed products...
August 20, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870090/efficiency-of-temporary-storage-of-geothermal-waters-in-a-lake-system-monitoring-the-changes-of-water-quality-and-bacterial-community-structures
#3
Barbara Szirányi, Gergely Krett, Tünde Kosáros, Endre Janurik, Ferenc Pekár, Károly Márialigeti, Andrea K Borsodi
Disposal of used geothermal waters in Hungary often means temporary storage in reservoir lakes to reduce temperature and improve water quality. In this study, the physical and chemical properties and changes in the bacterial community structure of a reservoir lake system in southeast region of Hungary were monitored and compared through 2 years, respectively. The values of biological oxygen demand, concentrations of ammonium ion, total inorganic nitrogen, total phosphorous, and total phenol decreased, whereas oxygen saturation, total organic nitrogen, pH, and conductivity increased during the storage period...
September 5, 2017: Acta Microbiologica et Immunologica Hungarica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832540/in-vitro-effectiveness-of-microspheres-based-on-silk-sericin-and-chlorella-vulgaris-or-arthrospira-platensis-for-wound-healing-applications
#4
Elia Bari, Carla Renata Arciola, Barbara Vigani, Barbara Crivelli, Paola Moro, Giorgio Marrubini, Milena Sorrenti, Laura Catenacci, Giovanna Bruni, Theodora Chlapanidas, Enrico Lucarelli, Sara Perteghella, Maria Luisa Torre
Some natural compounds have recently been widely employed in wound healing applications due to their biological properties. One such compound is sericin, which is produced by Bombix mori, while active polyphenols, polysaccharides and proteins are synthetized by Chlorella vulgaris and Arthrospira platensis microalgae. Our hypothesis was that sericin, as an optimal bioactive polymeric carrier for microencapsulation process, could also improve the regenerative effect of the microalgae. A solvent-free extraction method and spray drying technique were combined to obtain five formulations, based on algal extracts (C...
August 23, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751049/cyanobacteria-as-source-of-marine-bioactive-compounds-molecular-specific-detection-based-on-%C3%AE-9-desaturase-gene
#5
Faten Ben Amor, Mohamed Barkallah, Fatma Elleuch, Nesrine Karkouch, Mouna Dammak, Bruno Baréa, Pierre Villeneuve, Slim Abdelkafi, Imen Fendri
The blue-green microalga, Arthrospira sp., isolated from the sea of Kssour Essef in Mahdia (Tunisia), was purified and then identified both morphologically and genetically based on 16S rRNA gene sequence. Following physicochemical analysis, the prokaryotic microalga tested represented a competitive source of pigments and showed a considerable rate in protein (64%) which was confirmed by FTIR measurement. The lipid content (4%) was quantified by the gravimetric method and the intracellular lipid bodies were detected with the Nile red staining...
July 25, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737704/toxicity-at-the-edge-of-life-a-review-on-cyanobacterial-toxins-from-extreme-environments
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REVIEW
Samuel Cirés, María Cristina Casero, Antonio Quesada
Cyanotoxins are secondary metabolites produced by cyanobacteria, of varied chemical nature and toxic effects. Although cyanobacteria thrive in all kinds of ecosystems on Earth even under very harsh conditions, current knowledge on cyanotoxin distribution is almost restricted to freshwaters from temperate latitudes. In this review, we bring to the forefront the presence of cyanotoxins in extreme environments. Cyanotoxins have been reported especially in polar deserts (both from the Arctic and Antarctica) and alkaline lakes, but also in hot deserts, hypersaline environments, and hot springs...
July 24, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708310/omics-prediction-of-bioactive-peptides-from-the-edible-cyanobacterium-arthrospira-platensis-proteome
#7
Chaofan Ji, Jing Han, Jingbo Zhang, Jing Hu, Yinghuan Fu, Hang Qi, Yue Sun, Chenxu Yu
BACKGROUND: Bioinformatics approaches are widely used to evaluate the prospects of novel protein sources in bioactive peptide research. Edible cyanobacteria are considered as potential protein precursors. However, the abundance of unicellular cyanobacterial proteins is largely unknown and highly dynamic according to the cultivation conditions, which need to be considered in this research field. The objective of this work was to evaluate the protein abundance of Arthrospira platensis, as well as to map the bioactive peptide sequences from the high-abundance proteins of the A...
July 14, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701042/comparison-of-protein-extracts-from-various-unicellular-green-sources
#8
Emma Teuling, Peter A Wierenga, Johan W Schrama, Harry Gruppen
Photosynthetic unicellular organisms are considered as promising alternative protein sources. The aim of this study is to understand the extent to which these green sources differ with respect to their gross composition and how these differences affect the final protein isolate. Using mild isolation techniques, proteins were extracted and isolated from four different unicellular sources (Arthrospira (spirulina) maxima, Nannochloropsis gaditana, Tetraselmis impellucida, and Scenedesmus dimorphus). Despite differences in protein contents of the sources (27-62% w/w) and in protein extractability (17-74% w/w), final protein isolates were obtained that had similar protein contents (62-77% w/w) and protein yields (3-9% w/w)...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698278/on-the-origin-of-reverse-transcriptase-using-crispr-cas-systems-and-their-hyperdiverse-enigmatic-spacer-repertoires
#9
Sukrit Silas, Kira S Makarova, Sergey Shmakov, David Páez-Espino, Georg Mohr, Yi Liu, Michelle Davison, Simon Roux, Siddharth R Krishnamurthy, Becky Xu Hua Fu, Loren L Hansen, David Wang, Matthew B Sullivan, Andrew Millard, Martha R Clokie, Devaki Bhaya, Alan M Lambowitz, Nikos C Kyrpides, Eugene V Koonin, Andrew Z Fire
Cas1 integrase is the key enzyme of the clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeat (CRISPR)-Cas adaptation module that mediates acquisition of spacers derived from foreign DNA by CRISPR arrays. In diverse bacteria, the cas1 gene is fused (or adjacent) to a gene encoding a reverse transcriptase (RT) related to group II intron RTs. An RT-Cas1 fusion protein has been recently shown to enable acquisition of CRISPR spacers from RNA. Phylogenetic analysis of the CRISPR-associated RTs demonstrates monophyly of the RT-Cas1 fusion, and coevolution of the RT and Cas1 domains...
July 11, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688944/enhancement-of-extracellular-polymeric-substances-eps-production-in-spirulina-arthrospira-sp-by-two-step-cultivation-process-and-partial-characterization-of-their-polysaccharidic-moiety
#10
Imene Chentir, Marwa Hamdi, Amel Doumandji, Abdelkadder Hadj Sadok, Hatem Ben Ouada, Moncef Nasri, Mourad Jridi
The interactive effects of light intensity and NaCl concentration were investigated for Spirulina two-step cultivation process using Full Factorial Design. In the experiment interval, light intensity had no effect while the NaCl concentration had significant effect on extracellular polymeric substances enhancement. Interestingly, results revealed a significant negative interaction between light and NaCl indicating that high NaCl concentration (40g.L(-1)) and low light intensity (10μmol photons m(-2)s(-1)) enhanced the EPS production...
July 5, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662573/early-life-diet-affects-host-microbiota-and-later-life-defenses-against-parasites-in-frogs
#11
Sarah A Knutie, Lauren A Shea, Marinna Kupselaitis, Christina L Wilkinson, Kevin D Kohl, Jason R Rohr
Food resources can affect the health of organisms by altering their symbiotic microbiota and affecting energy reserves for host defenses against parasites. Different diets can vary in their macronutrient content and therefore they might favor certain bacterial communities of the host and affect the development and maintenance of the immune system, such as the inflammatory or antibody responses. Thus, testing the effect of diet, especially for animals with wide diet breadths, on host-associated microbiota and defenses against parasites might be important in determining infection and disease risk...
June 28, 2017: Integrative and Comparative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652895/exploring-components-of-the-co2-concentrating-mechanism-in-alkaliphilic-cyanobacteria-through-genome-based-analysis
#12
Amornpan Klanchui, Supapon Cheevadhanarak, Peerada Prommeenate, Asawin Meechai
In cyanobacteria, the CO2-concentrating mechanism (CCM) is a vital biological process that provides effective photosynthetic CO2 fixation by elevating the CO2 level near the active site of Rubisco. This process enables the adaptation of cyanobacteria to various habitats, particularly in CO2-limited environments. Although CCM of freshwater and marine cyanobacteria are well studied, there is limited information on the CCM of cyanobacteria living under alkaline environments. Here, we aimed to explore the molecular components of CCM in 12 alkaliphilic cyanobacteria through genome-based analysis...
2017: Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645570/quantitative-proteomics-analysis-by-itraq-revealed-underlying-changes-in-thermotolerance-of-arthrospira-platensis
#13
Rong Chang, Bingxin Lv, Bosheng Li
Growth temperature is a critical factor that affects cultivation of Arthrospira platensis which is a type of cyanobacterium widely known as Spirulina that has significant commercial value. To investigate the molecular mechanism underlying the thermotolerance of Spirulina, differential protein expression profiling was carried out using iTRAQ-based quantitative proteomic analysis. This study only analyzed changes in thylakoids. Among the 2085 proteins quantified, 43 differentially expressed proteins were selected based on the fold change cutoff scores of ≥2 or ≤0...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604646/effect-of-supercritical-carbon-dioxide-extraction-parameters-on-the-biological-activities-and-metabolites-present-in-extracts-from-arthrospira-platensis
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Diego A Esquivel-Hernández, José Rodríguez-Rodríguez, Sara P Cuéllar-Bermúdez, J Saúl García-Pérez, Elena I Mancera-Andrade, Jade E Núñez-Echevarría, Aura Ontiveros-Valencia, Magdalena Rostro-Alanis, Rebeca M García-García, J Antonio Torres, Wei Ning Chen, Roberto Parra-Saldívar
Arthrospira platensis was used to obtain functional extracts through supercritical carbon dioxide extraction (SFE-CO₂). Pressure (P), temperature (T), co-solvent (CX), static extraction (SX), dispersant (Di) and dynamic extraction (DX) were evaluated as process parameters through a Plackett-Burman design. The maximum extract yield obtained was 7.48 ± 0.15% w/w. The maximum contents of bioactive metabolites in extracts were 0.69 ± 0.09 µg/g of riboflavin, 5.49 ± 0.10 µg/g of α-tocopherol, 524.46 ± 0...
June 12, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595074/protective-effect-of-arthrospira-platensis-extracts-against-ultraviolet-b-induced-cellular-senescence-through-inhibition-of-dna-damage-and-matrix-metalloproteinase-1-expression-in-human-dermal-fibroblasts
#15
Jeong-Ju Lee, Ki Bbeum Kim, Jina Heo, Dae-Hyun Cho, Hee-Sik Kim, Song Hee Han, Kyu Joong Ahn, In-Sook An, Sungkwan An, Seunghee Bae
Ultraviolet (UV) light exposure causes skin photoaging, which is known to be preventable and controllable by application of UV-protective agents. In this study, we demonstrated, for the first time, that the extract of microalgae Arthrospira platensis has a reverse effect on UV-induced photodamage such as loss of cell viability, cellular senescence, DNA damage, and collagen destruction in dermal fibroblasts. Forty-eight extracts were prepared from the cell biomass by controlling culture light conditions, extract solvents, and disruption methods...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497178/optimization-of-production-of-c-phycocyanin-and-extracellular-polymeric-substances-by-arthrospira-sp
#16
Monchai Dejsungkranont, Yusuf Chisti, Sarote Sirisansaneeyakul
The key factors influencing the production of C-phycocyanin (C-PC) and extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) by photoautotrophic culture of Arthrospira sp. were optimized using Taguchi method. Six factors were varied at either three or two levels as follows: light intensity at three levels; three initial culture pHs; two species of Arthrospira; three concentrations of Zarrouk's medium; three rates of aeration of the culture with air mixed with 2% v/v carbon dioxide; and two incubation temperatures. All cultures ran for 14 days...
August 2017: Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441036/application-of-arthrospira-spirulina-platensis-biomass-for-silver-removal-from-aqueous-solutions
#17
Inga Zinicovscaia, Liliana Cepoi, Tatiana Chiriac, Tatiana Mitina, Dmitrii Grozdov, Nikita Yushin, Otilia Culicov
The cyanobacterium Arthrospira (Spirulina) platensis was used to study the process of silver biosorption. Effects of various parameters such as contact time, dosage of biosorbent, initial pH, temperature, and initial concentration of Ag(I) were investigated for a batch adsorption system. The optimal biosorption conditions were determined as pH 5.0, biosorbent dosage of 0.4 g, and initial silver concentration of 30 mg/L. Equilibrium adsorption data were analyzed by the Langmuir and Freundlich models - however, the Freundlich model provided a better fit with the experimental data...
April 25, 2017: International Journal of Phytoremediation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429461/deodorization-of-arthrospira-platensis-biomass-for-further-scale-up-food-applications
#18
Sara P Cuellar-Bermúdez, Bertha Barba-Davila, Sergio O Serna-Saldivar, Roberto Parra-Saldivar, José Rodriguez-Rodriguez, Sandra Morales-Davila, Koen Goiris, Koenraad Muylaert, Cristina Chuck-Hernández
BACKGROUND: Given the importance of A. platensis as a potential food protein source, we achieve an affordable deodorization process that does not significantly affect the nutritional value of algae biomass. RESULTS: Ethanol, acetone or hexane were used to deodorize algae biomass and then to identify the profile of volatile compounds associated with its distinctive odor. Sensorial characteristics were improved in the biomass cake after the proposed solvent extraction...
April 21, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422294/antiviral-activity-of-exopolysaccharides-from-arthrospira-platensis-against-koi-herpesvirus
#19
M Reichert, S M Bergmann, J Hwang, R Buchholz, C Lindenberger
Although koi herpesvirus (KHV) has a history of causing severe economic losses in common carp and koi farms, there are still no treatments available on the market. Thus, the aim of this study was to test exopolysaccharides (EPS) for its antiviral activity against KHV, by monitoring inhibition and cytotoxic effects in common carp brain cells. These substances can be easily extracted from extracellular algae supernatant and were identified as groups of sulphated polysaccharides. In order to reach this aim, Arthrospira platensis, which is well known for its antiviral activity of intra- and extracellular compounds towards mammalian herpesviruses, was investigated as standard organism and compared to commercial antiviral drug, ganciclovir, which inhibits the viral DNA polymerization...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Fish Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417328/characterization-and-pyrolysis-of-chlorella-vulgaris-and-arthrospira-platensis-potential-of-bio-oil-and-chemical-production-by-py-gc-ms-analysis
#20
Hanna N Almeida, Guilherme Q Calixto, Bruna M E Chagas, Dulce M A Melo, Fabio M Resende, Marcus A F Melo, Renata Martins Braga
Biofuels have been seen as potential sources to meet future energy demand as a renewable and sustainable energy source. Despite the fact that the production technology of first-generation biofuels is consolidated, these biofuels are produced from foods crops such as grains, sugar cane, and vegetable oils competing with food for crop use and agricultural land. In recent years, it was found that microalgae have the potential to provide a viable alternative to fossil fuels as source of biofuels without compromising food supplies or arable land...
April 17, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
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