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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919811/biochemical-characterization-of-a-novel-l-asparaginase-from-paenibacillus-barengoltzii-being-suitable-for-acrylamide-reduction-in-potato-chips-and-mooncakes
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Ran Shi, Yu Liu, Qing Mu, Zhengqiang Jiang, Shaoqing Yang
A novel L-asparaginase gene (PbAsnase) from Paenibaeillus barengoltzii CAU904 was cloned and expressed in Escherichia coli. The L-asparaginase gene was 1011bp encoding 336 amino acids. Multiple sequence alignment of PbAsnase with other known L-asparaginases revealed that the enzyme showed high similarities with some Rhizobial-type L-asparaginases, sharing the highest identity of 32% with a characterized L-asparaginase from Rhizobium etli CFN 42, suggesting that it should be a novel L-asparaginase. The recombinant L-asparaginase (PbAsnase) was purified to homogeneity and biochemically characterized...
December 2, 2016: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919212/investigating-drug-repositioning-approach-to-design-novel-prodrugs-for-colon-specific-release-of-fexofenadine-for-ulcerative-colitis
#2
Suneela S Dhaneshwar, Priyanka Singh
BACKGROUND: Recent immunologic data implicates involvement of mucosal immune cells of the intestine like eosinophils and mast cells to be functionally involved in the pathogenesis of UC. Mast cell activation is followed by increased secretion and elevated tissue concentration of histamine. Inhibition of mucosal histamine release in colon may be an effective therapeutic approach to treat UC. Some studies report that intestinal inflammation associated with acute and chronic colitis has been ameliorated by fexofenadine in mice...
December 5, 2016: Current Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908241/molecular-cloning-biochemical-characterization-and-antitumor-properties-of-a-novel-l-asparaginase-from-synechococcus-elongatus-pcc6803
#3
R Kebeish, A El-Sayed, H Fahmy, A Abdel-Ghany
L-asparaginase (EC 3.5.1.1), which catalyzes the deamidation of L-asparagine to L-aspartic acid and ammonia, has been widely used as a key therapeutic tool in the treatment of tumors. The current commercially available L-asparaginases, produced from bacteria, have signs of toxicity and hypersensitivity reactions during the course of tumor therapy. Therefore, searching for L-asparaginases with unique biochemical properties and fewer adverse effects was the objective of this work. In this study, cyanobacterial strain Synechococcus elongatus PCC6803 was found as a novel source of L-asparaginase...
October 2016: Biochemistry. Biokhimii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885629/glutaminases
#4
Javier Márquez, José M Matés, José A Campos-Sandoval
Mammalian glutaminases catalyze the stoichiometric conversion of L-glutamine to L-glutamate and ammonium ions. In brain, glutaminase is considered the prevailing pathway for synthesis of the neurotransmitter pool of glutamate. Besides neurotransmission, the products of glutaminase reaction also fulfill crucial roles in energy and metabolic homeostasis in mammalian brain. In the last years, new functional roles for brain glutaminases are being uncovered by using functional genomic and proteomic approaches. Glutaminases may act as multifunctional proteins able to perform different tasks: the discovery of multiple transcript variants in neurons and glial cells, novel extramitochondrial localizations, and isoform-specific proteininteracting partners strongly support possible moonlighting functions for these proteins...
2016: Advances in Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873013/neonatal-l-glutamine-modulates-anxiety-like-behavior-cortical-spreading-depression-and-microglial-immunoreactivity-analysis-in-developing-rats-suckled-on-normal-size-and-large-size-litters
#5
Denise Sandrelly Cavalcanti de Lima, Elian da Silva Francisco, Cássia Borges Lima, Rubem Carlos Araújo Guedes
In mammals, L-glutamine (Gln) can alter the glutamate-Gln cycle and consequently brain excitability. Here, we investigated in developing rats the effect of treatment with different doses of Gln on anxiety-like behavior, cortical spreading depression (CSD), and microglial activation expressed as Iba1-immunoreactivity. Wistar rats were suckled in litters with 9 and 15 pups (groups L 9 and L 15; respectively, normal size- and large size litters). From postnatal days (P) 7-27, the animals received Gln per gavage (250, 500 or 750 mg/kg/day), or vehicle (water), or no treatment (naive)...
November 21, 2016: Amino Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854330/enhanced-production-of-anthraquinones-and-phenolic-compounds-and-biological-activities-in-the-cell-suspension-cultures-of-polygonum-multiflorum
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Muthu Thiruvengadam, Kaliyaperumal Rekha, Govindasamy Rajakumar, Taek-Jun Lee, Seung-Hyun Kim, Ill-Min Chung
Anthraquinones (AQs) and phenolic compounds are important phytochemicals that are biosynthesized in cell suspension cultures of Polygonum multiflorum. We wanted to optimize the effects of plant growth regulators (PGRs), media, sucrose, l-glutamine, jasmonic acid (JA), and salicylic acid (SA) for the production of phytochemicals and biomass accumulation in a cell suspension culture of P. multiflorum. The medium containing Murashige and Skoog (MS) salts and 4% sucrose supplemented with 1 mg/L 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid, 0...
November 16, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833747/microbiota-host-interplay-at-the-gut-epithelial-level-health-and-nutrition
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Jean-Paul Lallès
Growing evidence suggests the implication of the gut microbiota in various facets of health and disease. In this review, the focus is put on microbiota-host molecular cross-talk at the gut epithelial level with special emphasis on two defense systems: intestinal alkaline phosphatase (IAP) and inducible heat shock proteins (iHSPs). Both IAP and iHSPs are induced by various microbial structural components (e.g. lipopolysaccharide, flagellin, CpG DNA motifs), metabolites (e.g. n-butyrate) or secreted signal molecules (e...
2016: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828769/metabolic-biomarkers-and-neurodegeneration-a-pathway-enrichment-analysis-of-alzheimer-s-disease-parkinson-s-disease-and-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
#8
Medi Kori, Busra Aydın, Semra Unal, Kazim Yalcin Arga, Dilek Kazan
Neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease (AD), Parkinson's disease (PD), and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) lack robust diagnostics and prognostic biomarkers. Metabolomics is a postgenomics field that offers fresh insights for biomarkers of common complex as well as rare diseases. Using data on metabolite-disease associations published in the previous decade (2006-2016) in PubMed, ScienceDirect, Scopus, and Web of Science, we identified 101 metabolites as putative biomarkers for these three neurodegenerative diseases...
November 2016: Omics: a Journal of Integrative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826811/inducible-de-novo-biosynthesis-of-isoflavonoids-in-soybean-leaves-by-spodoptera-litura-derived-elicitors-tracer-techniques-aided-by-high-resolution-lcms
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Ryu Nakata, Yuki Kimura, Kenta Aoki, Naoko Yoshinaga, Masayoshi Teraishi, Yutaka Okumoto, Alisa Huffaker, Eric A Schmelz, Naoki Mori
Isoflavonoids are a characteristic family of natural products in legumes known to mediate a range of plant-biotic interactions. For example, in soybean (Glycine max: Fabaceae) multiple isoflavones are induced and accumulate in leaves following attack by Spodoptera litura (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) larvae. To quantitatively examine patterns of activated de novo biosynthesis, soybean (Var. Enrei) leaves were treated with a combination of plant defense elicitors present in S. litura gut content extracts and L-α-[(13)C9, (15)N]phenylalanine as a traceable isoflavonoid precursor...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Chemical Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812898/effective-biotransformation-of-ethyl-4-chloro-3-oxobutanoate-into-ethyl-s-4-chloro-3-hydroxybutanoate-by-recombinant-e-coli-cczu-t15-whole-cells-in-chcl-gly-water-media
#10
Yong Dai, Bin Huan, Hai-Sheng Zhang, Yu-Cai He
To increase the biocatalytic activity of Escherichia coli CCZU-T15 whole cells, choline chloride/glycerol ([ChCl][Gly]) was firstly used as biocompatible solvent for the effective biotransformation of ethyl 4-chloro-3-oxobutanoate (COBE) into ethyl (S)-4-chloro-3-hydroxybutanoate [(S)-CHBE]. Furthermore, L-glutamine (150 mM) was added into [ChCl][Gly]-water ([ChCl][Gly] 12.5 vol%, pH 6.5) media instead of NAD(+) for increasing the biocatalytic efficiency. To further improve the biosynthesis of (S)-CHBE (>99 % e...
November 3, 2016: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812441/callus-induction-and-regeneration-via-shoot-tips-of-dendrocalamus-hamiltonii
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Qiaolu Zang, Ling Zhou, Fei Zhuge, Haiyun Yang, Xiaoqin Wang, Xinchun Lin
By using shoot tips as explants, various media and culture conditions for callus induction and proliferation, shoot differentiation, root induction and plantlet transplantation to develop an efficient and reliable regeneration system with Dendrocalamus hamiltonii were tested. Murashige and Skoog (MS) medium supplemented with 3 mg/l 2, 4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid, 1 mg/l benzyladenine (BA), 500 mg/l glutamine, 500 mg/l proline, and 500 mg/l casein hydrolysate yielded the best rates of callus induction and granular-compact callus induction...
2016: SpringerPlus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756197/protective-effect-of-l-glutamine-against-diabetes-induced-nephropathy-in-experimental-animal-role-of-kim-1-ngal-tgf-%C3%AE-1-and-collagen-1
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Smeeta Sadar, Dipti Kaspate, Neeraj Vyawahare
Diabetic nephropathy is a serious microvascular complication and one of the main causes of end-stage renal disease. L-Glutamine (LG) is naturally occurring amino acids with antidiabetic and antioxidant potential. The aim of present investigation was to evaluate the potential of LG against streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic nephropathy (DN) in laboratory rats. DN was induced in male Wistar rats (200-220 g) by intraperitoneal administration of STZ (55 mg/kg). Animals were treated orally with either distilled water (10 mg/kg) or LG (250, 500, and 1000 mg/kg) or Sitagliptin (5 mg/kg)...
October 2016: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754855/glutamine-metabolism-of-corynebacterium-glutamicum-role-of-the-glutaminase-glsk
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Julia Buerger, Nadine Rehm, Laura Grebenstein, Andreas Burkovski
Corynebacterium glutamicum is able to metabolize different nitrogen and carbon sources. In standard minimal media, ammonium and urea typically serve as nitrogen source and glucose or sucrose as carbon and energy source; however, amino acids might also play a role as nitrogen, carbon and energy source. In this study, the function of the putative glutaminase GlsK was investigated. A glsK deletion strain showed impaired growth with L-glutamine as carbon and energy source, while growth was improved upon glsK overexpression...
October 2016: FEMS Microbiology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27752286/low-mass-ion-discriminant-equation-lome-for-ovarian-cancer-screening
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Jun Hwa Lee, Byong Chul Yoo, Yun Hwan Kim, Sun-A Ahn, Seung-Gu Yeo, Jae Youl Cho, Kyung-Hee Kim, Seung Cheol Kim
BACKGROUND: A low-mass-ion discriminant equation (LOME) was constructed to investigate whether systematic low-mass-ion (LMI) profiling could be applied to ovarian cancer (OVC) screening. RESULTS: Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-time of flight (MALDI-TOF) mass spectrometry was performed to obtain mass spectral data on metabolites detected as LMIs up to a mass-to-charge ratio (m/z) of 2500 for 1184 serum samples collected from healthy individuals and patients with OVC, other types of cancer, or several types of benign tumor...
2016: BioData Mining
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27730716/conformational-dynamics-of-apo-glnbp-revealed-by-experimental-and-computational-analysis
#15
Yitao Feng, Lu Zhang, Shaowen Wu, Zhijun Liu, Xin Gao, Xu Zhang, Maili Liu, Jianwei Liu, Xuhui Huang, Wenning Wang
The glutamine binding protein (GlnBP) binds l-glutamine and cooperates with its cognate transporters during glutamine uptake. Crystal structure analysis has revealed an open and a closed conformation for apo- and holo-GlnBP, respectively. However, the detailed conformational dynamics have remained unclear. Herein, we combined NMR spectroscopy, MD simulations, and single-molecule FRET techniques to decipher the conformational dynamics of apo-GlnBP. The NMR residual dipolar couplings of apo-GlnBP were in good agreement with a MD-derived structure ensemble consisting of four metastable states...
October 12, 2016: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27714060/serum-metabolomics-of-indian-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-using-1-h-nmr-coupled-with-a-pattern-recognition-approach
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Sourav RoyChoudhury, Biswa Prasanna Mishra, Tila Khan, Ratna Chattopadhayay, Indrani Lodh, Chaitali Datta Ray, Gunja Bose, Himadri S Sarkar, Sudha Srivastava, Mamata V Joshi, Baidyanath Chakravarty, Koel Chaudhury
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most commonly occurring metabolic and endocrinological disorders affecting women of reproductive age. Metabolomics is an emerging field that holds promise in understanding disease pathophysiology. Recently, a few metabolomics based studies have been attempted in PCOS patients; however, none of them have included patients from the Indian population. The main objective of this study was to investigate the serum metabolomic profile of Indian women with PCOS and compare them with controls...
September 15, 2016: Molecular BioSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27673877/amelioration-of-radiation-induced-intestinal-toxicity-by-beta-hydroxy-beta-methyl-butyrate-l-glutamine-and-l-arginie-results-of-an-experimental-study
#17
C Yavas, G Yavas, E Celik, A Buyukyoruk, C Buyukyoruk, D Yuce, O Ata
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 1, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27639669/connecting-phenome-to-genome-in-pseudomonas-stutzeri-5190-an-artwork-biocleaning-bacterium
#18
Pilar Bosch-Roig, Francesca Decorosi, Luciana Giovannetti, Giancarlo Ranalli, Carlo Viti
Research on biotechnology applications for cultural heritage restoration has shown how microorganisms can be efficient at cleaning particularly complex or ingrained substances through the process called "biocleaning". Bacteria are able to synthesize groups of specific enzymes for the degradation of complex materials present on artwork. Biocleaning has been shown to be less hazardous than some traditional mechanical or chemical techniques for the artwork, to be environmentally-friendly and safe for restorers to use...
November 2016: Research in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27635657/experimental-cancer-cachexia-changes-neuron-numbers-and-peptide-levels-in-the-intestine-partial-protective-effects-after-dietary-supplementation-with-l-glutamine
#19
Geraldo E Vicentini, Luciane Fracaro, Sara R G de Souza, Heber A Martins, Flávia A Guarnier, Jacqueline N Zanoni
Gastrointestinal dysmotility frequently occurs in cancer cachexia and may result from damage to enteric innervation caused by oxidative stress, especially due to glutathione depletion. We assessed the effect of dietary supplementation with 20 g/kg l-glutamine (a glutathione precursor) on the intrinsic innervation of the enteric nervous system in healthy and Walker 256 tumor-bearing Wistar rats during the development of experimental cachexia (14 days), in comparison with non-supplemented rats, by using immunohistochemical methods and Western blotting...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27626637/beyond-helper-phage-using-helper-cells-to-select-peptide-affinity-ligands
#20
M Lisa Phipps, Antoinetta M Lillo, Yulin Shou, Emily N Schmidt, Chad D Paavola, Leslie Naranjo, Sara Bemdich, Basil I Swanson, Andrew R M Bradbury, Jennifer S Martinez
Peptides are important affinity ligands for microscopy, biosensing, and targeted delivery. However, because they can have low affinity for their targets, their selection from large naïve libraries can be challenging. When selecting peptidic ligands from display libraries, it is important to: 1) ensure efficient display; 2) maximize the ability to select high affinity ligands; and 3) minimize the effect of the display context on binding. The "helper cell" packaging system has been described as a tool to produce filamentous phage particles based on phagemid constructs with varying display levels, while remaining free of helper phage contamination...
2016: PloS One
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