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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353320/monitoring-and-measurement-of-microalgae-using-the-first-derivative-of-absorbance-and-comparison-with-chlorophyll-extraction-method
#1
Fares A Almomani, Banu Örmeci
Monitoring of microalgae in water supplies and industrial applications are becoming increasingly important, yet there are few options available that are simple and accurate, and can provide real-time information. The present work illustrates a new method to determine the concentration of microalgae in water and wastewater using spectrophotometry and the first derivative of absorbance. Chlorella vulgaris was used as an indicator microalga, spiked in water samples representing a range of water qualities (distilled water, surface water, and wastewater), and correlations among C...
January 20, 2018: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351200/comparing-nutrient-removal-from-membrane-filtered-and-unfiltered-domestic-wastewater-using-chlorella-vulgaris
#2
Elyssia Mayhead, Alla Silkina, Carole A Llewellyn, Claudio Fuentes-Grünewald
The nutrient removal efficiency of Chlorella vulgaris cultivated in domestic wastewater was investigated, along with the potential to use membrane filtration as a pre-treatment tool during the wastewater treatment process. Chlorella vulgaris was batch cultivated for 12 days in a bubble column system with two different wastewater treatments. Maximum uptake of 94.18% ammonium (NH₄-N) and 97.69% ortho-phosphate (PO₄-P) occurred in 0.2 μm membrane filtered primary wastewater. Membrane filtration enhanced the nutrient uptake performance of C...
January 19, 2018: Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350285/gut-shuttle-service-endozoochory-of-dispersal-limited-soil-fauna-by-gastropods
#3
Manfred Türke, Markus Lange, Nico Eisenhauer
Numerous important ecosystem functions and services depend on soil biodiversity. However, little is known about the mechanisms which maintain the vast belowground biodiversity and about the filters shaping soil community composition. Yet, biotic interactions like facilitation and dispersal by animals are assumed to play a crucial role, particularly as most soil animal taxa are strongly limited in their active dispersal abilities. Here, we report on a newfound interaction of potentially high ubiquity and importance in soil communities: the endozoochorous dispersal of soil fauna by gastropods...
January 19, 2018: Oecologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348066/multi-scale-measurements-show-limited-soil-greenhouse-gas-emissions-in-kenyan-smallholder-coffee-dairy-systems
#4
Daniel Ortiz-Gonzalo, Andreas de Neergaard, Philippe Vaast, Víctor Suárez-Villanueva, Myles Oelofse, Todd S Rosenstock
Efforts have been made in recent years to improve knowledge about soil greenhouse gas (GHG) fluxes from sub-Saharan Africa. However, data on soil GHG emissions from smallholder coffee-dairy systems have not hitherto been measured experimentally. This study aimed to quantify soil GHG emissions at different spatial and temporal scales in smallholder coffee-dairy farms in Murang'a County, Central Kenya. GHG measurements were carried out for one year, comprising two cropping seasons, using vented static chambers and gas chromatography...
January 16, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345929/antihypertensive-effects-molecular-docking-study-and-isothermal-titration-calorimetry-assay-of-the-angiotensin-i-converting-enzyme-inhibitory-peptides-from-chlorella-vulgaris
#5
Jingli Xie, Xujun Chen, Junjie Wu, Yanyan Zhang, Yan Zhou, Lujia Zhang, Yajie Tang, Dong-Zhi Wei
The aim of this work is to explore angiotensin I-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitory peptides from Chlorella vulgaris (C. vulgaris) and discover the inhibitory mechanism of the peptides. After C. vulgaris proteins were gastrointestinal digested in silico, several ACE inhibitory peptides with C-terminal tryptophan were screened. Among them, two novel non-competitive ACE inhibitors, Thr-Thr-Trp (TTW) and Val-His-Trp (VHW), exhibited the highest inhibitory activity indicated by IC50 values, 0.61 ± 0.12 and 0.91 ± 0...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345546/enhanced-biosorption-of-transition-metals-by-living-chlorella-vulgaris-immobilized-in-ca-alginate-beads
#6
Ashfaq Ahmad, A H Bhat, Azizul Buang
In this study freely suspended and Ca-alginate immobilized C. vulgaris cells were used for the biosorption of Fe(II), Mn(II), and Zn(II) ions, from the aqueous solution. Experimental data showed that biosorption capacity of algal cells was strongly dependent on the operational condition such as pH, initial metal ions concentration, dosages, contact time and temperature. The maximum biosorption of Fe(II) 43.43, Mn(II) 40.98 and Zn(II) 37.43 mg/g was achieved with Ca-alginate immobilized algal cells at optimum pH of 6...
January 18, 2018: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344322/acne-scarring-pathogenesis-evaluation-and-treatment-options
#7
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Deirdre Connolly, Ha Linh Vu, Kavita Mariwalla, Nazanin Saedi
Acne vulgaris is a ubiquitous problem affecting 80 percent of people ages 11 to 30 years, with many patients experiencing some degree of scarring. This review focuses on atrophic scars, the most common type of acne scar. We briefly address the cellular sequelae that lead to scar formation and the initial evaluation of patients with acne scars. We then discuss an algorithmic approach to the treatment of acne scarring based on the classification of scars into erythematous and atrophic types. Lastly, we discuss the future treatment of acne scars and ongoing clinical trials...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343966/prevalence-of-antigliadin-iga-antibodies-in-psoriasis-vulgaris-and-response-of-seropositive-patients-to-a-gluten-free-diet
#8
Nikolai A Kolchak, Maria K Tetarnikova, Maria S Theodoropoulou, Alexandra P Michalopoulou, Demetrios S Theodoropoulos
Introduction: The course of psoriasis relies on a variety of metabolic and immunological parameters. Identification of underlying pro-inflammatory conditions and their control is desired for optimal management. Background: Increased prevalence of serum markers for celiac disease has been reported among patients with psoriasis. The likelihood of occult celiac disease in a subpopulation of patients has been postulated and gluten-free diets have been reported to be effective...
2018: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340948/a-case-of-concomitant-pemphigus-foliaceus-and-oral-pemphigus-vulgaris
#9
Alexandra C Perks, Paula M Farthing, Ruth Murphy, Anne M Hegarty
Pemphigus is a chronic autoimmune condition that can affect multiple areas of the body. The two main subtypes of pemphigus are pemphigus vulgaris (PV) and pemphigus foliaceus (PF) which can rarely occur concurrently or even transition from one to the other. The process of transition may be explained by qualitative changes in desmoglein autoantibody profile. We present a rare case of concomitant PF and oral PV and explore the literature on transitions between pemphigus subtypes and whether this case could represent a transition from PF to PV...
January 16, 2018: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337923/synergistic-antifungal-allelopatic-and-anti-proliferative-potential-of-salvia-officinalis-l-and-thymus-vulgaris-l-essential-oils
#10
Ersilia Alexa, Renata Maria Sumalan, Corina Danciu, Diana Obistioiu, Monica Negrea, Mariana-Atena Poiana, Cristian Rus, Isidora Radulov, Georgeta Pop, Cristina Dehelean
The current study aimed to investigate the chemical composition and the synergistic potential of two essential oils (EOs), as obtained from Salvia officinalis L. (SEO), and Thymus vulgaris L. (TEO). The antifungal potential was tested in vitro against Fusarium graminearum (Fg 06_17), the herbicidal effect was studied using weed seeds of Amaranthus retroflexus (ARET), Chenopodium album (CALB), Echinochloa crus-galli (EGAL), but also wheat seeds (WS) of the Lovrin variety and tomato seeds Saint-Pierre of the variety...
January 16, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336184/alpha-amylase-%C3%AE-glucosidase-and-lipase-inhibiting-activities-of-polyphenol-rich-extracts-from-six-common-bean-cultivars-of-southern-italy-before-and-after-cooking
#11
Maria Neve Ombra, Antonio d'Acierno, Filomena Nazzaro, Patrizia Spigno, Riccardo Riccardi, Massimo Zaccardelli, Catello Pane, Raffaele Coppola, Florinda Fratianni
Common beans (Phaseolus vulgaris) are a good source of nutrients and phenolic compounds with versatile health benefits. Polyphenol-rich extracts of six ecotypes of P. vulgaris were analysed to determine their phenolic profiles and assayed in vitro for inhibitory effects on digestive enzymes relevant to carbohydrates and lipids metabolism. The extracts inhibited enzyme activities in a dose-dependent manner. IC 50 values ranged from 69 ± 1.9 to 126 ± 3.2 μg/mL and from 107.01 ± 4.5 to 184.20 ± 5...
January 16, 2018: International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336171/phenolic-composition-antioxidant-and-antinociceptive-activities-of-syringa-vulgaris-l-bark-and-leaf-extracts
#12
Erzsébet Varga, Csenge Barabás, Anita Tóth, Imre Boldizsár, Béla Noszál, Gergő Tóth
Metabolite profile, antioxidant and antinociceptive activities of Syringa vulgaris bark and leaf methanolic extracts were investigated. By means of HPLC-DAD-ESI-TOF and HPLC-DAD-ESI-MS/MS, a total of 33 phenolics were identified, including 15 secoiridoids, 6 phenylpropanoids, 3 flavonoids, 3 lignans and 6 low molecular weight phenols. Validated quantitative analysis show that syringin (2.52%) and rutin (1.13%) are the main phenolic compounds in bark and leaf, respectively. Notable radical scavenging and antinociceptive activities of the bark and leaf extracts were confirmed by in vitro DPPH● and ABTS●+ assays and by in vivo hot-plate method in mice, respectively...
January 16, 2018: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333051/therapeutic-significance-of-loligo-vulgaris-lamarck-1798-ink-extract-a-biomedical-approach
#13
Sri Kumaran Nadarajah, Radha Vijayaraj, Jayaprakashvel Mani
Background: The squid ink extract is well known for its biomedical properties. Objective: In this study, squid Loligo vulgaris was collected from Tuticorin costal water, Bay of Bengal, India. Materials and Methods: Proximate composition of the crude squid ink was studied and found to have protein as the major component over lipid and carbohydrates. Further, bioactive fractions of squid ink were extracted with ethanol, and therapeutic applications such as hemolytic, antioxidant, antimicrobial, and in vitro anti-inflammatory properties were analyzed using standard methods...
December 2017: Pharmacognosy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331620/antagonistic-effect-of-nano-zno-and-cetyltrimethyl-ammonium-chloride-on-the-growth-of-chlorella-vulgaris-dissolution-and-accumulation-of-nano-zno
#14
Na Liu, Yipeng Wang, Fei Ge, Shixiang Liu, Huaixian Xiao
The interaction of nanoparticles with coexisting chemicals affects the fate and transport of nanoparticles, as well as their combined effects on aquatic organisms. Here, we evaluated the joint effect of ZnO nanoparticle (nano-ZnO) and cetyltrimethyl ammonium chloride (CTAC) on the growth of Chlorella vulgaris and explored the possible mechanism. Results showed that an antagonistic effect of nano-ZnO and CTAC (0.1, 0.2 and 0.3 mg L-1) was found because CTAC stop nano-ZnO being broken down into solution zinc ions (Zn2+)...
December 29, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329437/association-of-extracellular-dntp-utilization-with-a-gmpap1-like-protein-identified-in-cell-wall-proteomic-analysis-of-soybean-roots
#15
Weiwei Wu, Yan Lin, Pandao Liu, Qianqian Chen, Jiang Tian, Cuiyue Liang
Plant root cell walls are dynamic systems that serve as the first plant compartment responsive to soil conditions, such as phosphorus (P) deficiency. To date, evidence for the regulation of root cell wall proteins (CWPs) by P deficiency remains sparse. In order to gain a better understanding of the roles played by CWPs in the roots of soybean (Glycine max) in adaptation to P deficiency, we conducted an iTRAQ (isobaric tag for relative and absolute quantitation) proteomic analysis. A total of 53 CWPs with differential accumulation in response to P deficiency were identified...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327073/azospirillum-brasilense-increases-co2-fixation-on-microalgae-scenedesmus-obliquus-chlorella-vulgaris-and-chlamydomonas-reinhardtii-cultured-on-high-co2-concentrations
#16
Francisco J Choix, Cecilia Guadalupe López-Cisneros, Hugo Oscar Méndez-Acosta
Mutualism interactions of microalgae with other microorganisms are widely used in several biotechnological processes since symbiotic interaction improves biotechnological capabilities of the microorganisms involved. The interaction of the bacterium Azospirillum brasilense was assessed with three microalgae genus, Scenedesmus, Chlorella, and Chlamydomonas, during CO2 fixation under high CO2 concentrations. The results in this study have demonstrated that A. brasilense maintained a mutualistic interaction with the three microalgae assessed, supported by the metabolic exchange of indole-3-acetic acid (IAA) and tryptophan (Trp), respectively...
January 11, 2018: Microbial Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324779/filling-gaps-in-bacterial-amino-acid-biosynthesis-pathways-with-high-throughput-genetics
#17
Morgan N Price, Grant M Zane, Jennifer V Kuehl, Ryan A Melnyk, Judy D Wall, Adam M Deutschbauer, Adam P Arkin
For many bacteria with sequenced genomes, we do not understand how they synthesize some amino acids. This makes it challenging to reconstruct their metabolism, and has led to speculation that bacteria might be cross-feeding amino acids. We studied heterotrophic bacteria from 10 different genera that grow without added amino acids even though an automated tool predicts that the bacteria have gaps in their amino acid synthesis pathways. Across these bacteria, there were 11 gaps in their amino acid biosynthesis pathways that we could not fill using current knowledge...
January 2018: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324689/characterization-of-translationally-controlled-tumour-protein-from-the-sea-anemone-anemonia-viridis-and-transcriptome-wide-identification-of-cnidarian-homologues
#18
Aldo Nicosia, Carmelo Bennici, Girolama Biondo, Salvatore Costa, Marilena Di Natale, Tiziana Masullo, Calogera Monastero, Maria Antonietta Ragusa, Marcello Tagliavia, Angela Cuttitta
Gene family encoding translationally controlled tumour protein (TCTP) is defined as highly conserved among organisms; however, there is limited knowledge of non-bilateria. In this study, the first TCTP homologue from anthozoan was characterised in the Mediterranean Sea anemone, Anemonia viridis. The release of the genome sequence of Acropora digitifera, Exaiptasia pallida, Nematostella vectensis and Hydra vulgaris enabled a comprehensive study of the molecular evolution of TCTP family among cnidarians. A comparison among TCTP members from Cnidaria and Bilateria showed conserved intron exon organization, evolutionary conserved TCTP signatures and 3D protein structure...
January 11, 2018: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324657/%C3%AE-glucosidase-inhibition-and-antibacterial-activity-of-secondary-metabolites-from-the-ecuadorian-species-clinopodium-taxifolium-kunth-govaerts
#19
Vladimir Morocho, Andrea Valle, Jessica García, Gianluca Gilardoni, Luis Cartuche, Alírica I Suárez
The phytochemical investigation of both volatile and fixed metabolites of Clinopodium taxifolium (Kunth) Govaerts (Lamiaceae) was performed for the first time. It allowed the isolation and characterization of the essential oil and six known compounds: carvacrol (1), squalane (2), uvaol (3), erythrodiol (4), ursolic acid (5), and salvigenin (6). Their structures were identified and characterized by Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) and Gas Chromatography coupled to Mass Spectroscopy (GC-MS), and corroborated by literature...
January 11, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322104/soil-total-carbon-and-nitrogen-and-crop-yields-after-eight-years-of-tillage-crop-rotation-and-cultural-practice
#20
Upendra M Sainju, Andrew W Lenssen, Brett L Allen, William B Stevens, Jalal D Jabro
Information on the long-term effect of management practices on soil C and N stocks is lacking. An experiment was conducted from 2004 to 2011 in the northern Great Plains, USA to examine the effects of tillage, crop rotation, and cultural practice on annualized crop residue (stems + leaves) returned to the soil and grain yield, and soil total C (STC) and total N (STN) stocks at the 0-120 cm depth. Tillage practices were no-tillage (NT) and conventional tillage (CT) and crop rotations were continuous spring wheat (Triticum aestivum L...
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