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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935979/intergrative-metabolomic-and-transcriptomic-analyses-unveil-nutrient-remobilization-events-in-leaf-senescence-of-tobacco
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Wei Li, Hailiang Zhang, Xiaoxu Li, Fengxia Zhang, Cheng Liu, Yongmei Du, Xiaoming Gao, Zenglin Zhang, Xiaobing Zhang, Zhihui Hou, Hui Zhou, Xiaofei Sheng, Guodong Wang, Yongfeng Guo
Leaf senescence in plants is a coordinated process that involves remobilization of nutrients from senescing leaves to sink tissues. The molecular events associated with nutrient remobilization are however not well understood. In this study the tobacco system with a source-sink relationship between different leaf positions was used in analyzing the spatiotemporal changes of 76 metabolites from leaves at 3 different stalk positions and 8 developmental stages. The metabolomic data was then compared with RNA-seq data from the same samples to analyze the activities of the metabolic pathways that are important for nutrient remobilization...
September 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934416/transporter-engineering-in-biomass-utilization-by-yeast
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Kiyotaka Y Hara, Jyumpei Kobayashi, Ryosuke Yamada, Daisuke Sasaki, Yuki Kuriya, Yoko Hirono-Hara, Jun Ishii, Michihiro Araki, Akihiko Kondo
Biomass resources are attractive carbon sources for bioproduction because of their sustainability. Many studies have been performed using biomass resources to produce sugars as carbon sources for cell factories. Expression of biomass hydrolyzing enzymes in cell factories is an important approach for constructing biomass-utilizing bioprocesses because external addition of these enzymes is expensive. In particular, yeasts have been extensively engineered to be cell factories that directly utilize biomass because of their manageable responses to many genetic engineering tools, such as gene expression, deletion and editing...
November 1, 2017: FEMS Yeast Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934229/above-and-below-ground-carbohydrate-allocation-differs-between-ash-fraxinus-excelsior-l-and-beech-fagus-sylvatica-l
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Ronny Thoms, Michael Köhler, Arthur Gessler, Gerd Gleixner
We investigated soluble carbohydrate transport in trees that differed in their phloem loading strategies in order to better understand the transport of photosynthetic products into the roots and the rhizosphere as this knowledge is needed to better understand the respiratory processes in the rhizosphere. We compared beech, which is suggested to use mainly passive loading of transport sugars along a concentration gradient into the phloem, with ash that uses active loading and polymer trapping of raffinose family oligosaccharides (RFOs)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930430/novel-strategies-for-the-production-of-fuels-lubricants-and-chemicals-from-biomass
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Sankaranarayanapillai Shylesh, Amit A Gokhale, Christopher R Ho, Alexis T Bell
Growing concern with the environmental impact of CO2 emissions produced by combustion of fuels derived from fossil-based carbon resources has stimulated the search for renewable sources of carbon. Much of this focus has been on the development of methods for producing transportation fuels, the major source of CO2 emissions today, and to a lesser extent on the production of lubricants and chemicals. First-generation biofuels such as bioethanol, produced by the fermentation of sugar cane- or corn-based sugars, and biodiesel, produced by the transesterification reaction of triglycerides with alcohols to form a mixture of long-chain fatty esters, can be blended with traditional fuels in limited amounts and also arise in food versus fuel debates...
September 20, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925387/a-vital-sugar-code-for-ricin-toxicity
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Jasmin Taubenschmid, Johannes Stadlmann, Markus Jost, Tove Irene Klokk, Cory D Rillahan, Andreas Leibbrandt, Karl Mechtler, James C Paulson, Julian Jude, Johannes Zuber, Kirsten Sandvig, Ulrich Elling, Thorsten Marquardt, Christian Thiel, Christian Koerner, Josef M Penninger
Ricin is one of the most feared bioweapons in the world due to its extreme toxicity and easy access. Since no antidote exists, it is of paramount importance to identify the pathways underlying ricin toxicity. Here, we demonstrate that the Golgi GDP-fucose transporter Slc35c1 and fucosyltransferase Fut9 are key regulators of ricin toxicity. Genetic and pharmacological inhibition of fucosylation renders diverse cell types resistant to ricin via deregulated intracellular trafficking. Importantly, cells from a patient with SLC35C1 deficiency are also resistant to ricin...
September 19, 2017: Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922744/sugar-transporters-in-plants-new-insights-and-discoveries
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Benjamin T Julius, Kristen A Leach, Thu M Tran, Rachel A Mertz, David M Braun
Carbohydrate partitioning is the process of carbon assimilation and distribution from source tissues, such as leaves, to sink tissues, such as stems, roots and seeds. Sucrose, the primary carbohydrate transported long distance in many plant species, is loaded into the phloem and unloaded into distal sink tissues. However, many factors, both genetic and environmental, influence sucrose metabolism and transport. Therefore, understanding the function and regulation of sugar transporters and sucrose metabolic enzymes is key to improving agriculture...
September 1, 2017: Plant & Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919251/inhibition-of-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-growth-by-simultaneous-uptake-of-glucose-and-maltose
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Haruyo Hatanaka, Hitoshi Mitsunaga, Eiichiro Fukusaki
Saccharomyces cerevisiae expresses α-glucoside transporters, such as MalX1p (X=1(Agt1p), 2, 3, 4, and 6), which are proton symporters. These transporters are regulated at transcriptional and posttranslational levels in the presence of glucose. Malt wort contains glucose, maltose, and maltotriose, and the assimilation of maltose is delayed as a function of glucose concentration. With the objective of increasing beer fermentation rates, we characterized α-glucoside transporters and bred laboratory yeasts that expressed various α-glucoside transporters for the simultaneous uptake of different sugars...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917089/the-trehalose-specific-transporter-lpqy-sugabc-is-required-for-antimicrobial-and-anti-biofilm-activity-of-trehalose-analogues-in-mycobacterium-smegmatis
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Jeffrey M Wolber, Bailey L Urbanek, Lisa M Meints, Brent F Piligian, Irene C Lopez-Casillas, Kailey M Zochowski, Peter J Woodruff, Benjamin M Swarts
Mycobacteria, including the bacterial pathogen that causes human tuberculosis, possess distinctive pathways for synthesizing and utilizing the non-mammalian disaccharide trehalose. Trehalose metabolism is essential for mycobacterial viability and has been linked to in vitro biofilm formation, which may bear relevance to in vivo drug tolerance. Previous research has shown that some trehalose analogues bearing modifications at the 6-position inhibit growth of various mycobacterial species. In this work, 2-, 5-, and 6-position-modified trehalose analogues were synthesized using our previously reported one-step chemoenzymatic method and shown to inhibit growth and biofilm formation in the two-to three-digit micromolar range in Mycobacterium smegmatis...
August 9, 2017: Carbohydrate Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916886/construction-of-fibrous-bed-bioreactor-for-enhanced-succinic-acid-production-using-wastewater-of-dextran-fermentation
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Peng-Cheng Chen, Xin-Hua Zha, Pu Zheng
A new applicability of wastewater of dextran fermentation (WWDF) for biological production of succinic acid with A. succinogenes CCTCC M2012036 was reported in this work for the first time. Notably, K2CO3 was used instead of MgCO3 in the pH regulating process for operational feasibility and a cell immobilization methodology by attaching cells on cotton fibrous matrix was adopted for cell recycle. The initial sugar concentration as well as matrix usage was optimized by investigating the cell growth, succinic acid concentration and yield...
September 15, 2017: Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910288/genomics-enabled-analysis-of-the-emergent-disease-cotton-bacterial-blight
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Anne Z Phillips, Jeffrey C Berry, Mark C Wilson, Anupama Vijayaraghavan, Jillian Burke, J Imani Bunn, Tom W Allen, Terry Wheeler, Rebecca S Bart
Cotton bacterial blight (CBB), an important disease of (Gossypium hirsutum) in the early 20th century, had been controlled by resistant germplasm for over half a century. Recently, CBB re-emerged as an agronomic problem in the United States. Here, we report analysis of cotton variety planting statistics that indicate a steady increase in the percentage of susceptible cotton varieties grown each year since 2009. Phylogenetic analysis revealed that strains from the current outbreak cluster with race 18 Xanthomonas citri pv...
September 14, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904994/n-acetylglucosamine-metabolism-promotes-survival-of-candida-albicans-in-the-phagosome
#11
Elisa M Vesely, Robert B Williams, James B Konopka, Michael C Lorenz
Phagocytosis by innate immune cells is one of the most effective barriers against the multiplication and dissemination of microbes within the mammalian host. Candida albicans, a pathogenic yeast, has robust mechanisms that allow survival upon macrophage phagocytosis. C. albicans survives in part because it can utilize the alternative carbon sources available in the phagosome, including carboxylic acids and amino acids. Furthermore, metabolism of these compounds raises the pH of the extracellular environment, which combats the acidification and maturation of the phagolysosome...
September 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900684/transcriptome-changes-in-adaptive-evolution-of-xylose-fermenting-industrial-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-strains-with-%C3%AE-integration-of-different-xyla-genes
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Yun-Cheng Li, Wei-Yi Zeng, Min Gou, Zhao-Yong Sun, Zi-Yuan Xia, Yue-Qin Tang
It is of utmost importance to construct industrial xylose-fermenting Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains for lignocellulosic bioethanol production. In this study, two xylose isomerase-based industrial S. cerevisiae strains, O7 and P5, were constructed by δ-integration of the xylose isomerase (XI) gene xylA from the fungus Orpinomyces sp. and from the bacterium Prevotella ruminicola, respectively. The xylose consumption of the strains O7 and P5 at 48-h fermentation was 17.71 and 26.10 g/L, respectively, in synthetic medium with xylose as the sole sugar source...
September 13, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900418/lmof2365_0442-encoding-for-a-fructose-specific-pts-permease-iia-may-be-required-for-virulence-in-l-monocytogenes-strain-f2365
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Yanhong Liu, Brian B Yoo, Cheng-An Hwang, Yujuan Suo, Shiowshuh Sheen, Parvaneh Khosravi, Lihan Huang
Listeria monocytogenes is a foodborne pathogen that causes listeriosis, which is a major public health concern due to the high fatality rate. LMOf2365_0442, 0443, and 0444 encode for fructose-specific EIIABC components of phosphotransferase transport system (PTS) permease that is responsible for sugar transport. In previous studies, in-frame deletion mutants of a putative fructose-specific PTS permease (LMOf2365_0442, 0443, and 0444) were constructed and analyzed. However, the virulence potential of these deletion mutants has not been studied...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884354/synthetic-biology-for-manufacturing-chemicals-constraints-drive-the-use-of-non-conventional-microbial-platforms
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Jeffrey Czajka, Qinhong Wang, Yechun Wang, Yinjie J Tang
Genetically modified microbes have had much industrial success producing protein-based products (such as antibodies and enzymes). However, engineering microbial workhorses for biomanufacturing of commodity compounds remains challenging. First, microbes cannot afford burdens with both overexpression of multiple enzymes and metabolite drainage for product synthesis. Second, synthetic circuits and introduced heterologous pathways are not yet as "robust and reliable" as native pathways due to hosts' innate regulations, especially under suboptimal fermentation conditions...
September 7, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878495/the-expression-of-a-candidate-cucumber-fruit-sugar-starvation-marker-gene-cssef1-is-enhanced-in-malformed-fruit-induced-by-salinity
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Akio Tazuke, Tsuguki Kinoshita, Munehiko Asayama
The cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) gene Cucumis sativus Somatic Embryogenesis Zinc Finger 1 (CsSEF1) was suggested to be a good marker gene for sugar starvation in fruit. The expression of this gene in fruits is dramatically upregulated in plants that have suffered either complete defoliation or prolonged darkness. CsSEF1 was initially discovered as a gene that was upregulated during somatic embryogenesis. We examined the difference in fruit parts and the effect of pollination on the upregulation of CsSEF1 induced by defoliation treatment...
July 2017: Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants: An International Journal of Functional Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878024/molecular-mechanism-of-substrate-recognition-and-transport-by-the-atsweet13-sugar-transporter
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Lei Han, Yongping Zhu, Min Liu, Ye Zhou, Guangyuan Lu, Lan Lan, Xianping Wang, Yongfang Zhao, Xuejun C Zhang
Sugar Will Eventually be Exported Transporters (SWEETs) are recently identified sugar transporters that can discriminate and transport di- or monosaccharides across a membrane following the concentration gradient. SWEETs play key roles in plant biological processes, such as pollen nutrition, nectar secretion, seed filling, and phloem loading. SWEET13 from Arabidopsis thaliana (AtSWEET13) is an important sucrose transporter in pollen development. Here, we report the 2.8-Å resolution crystal structure of AtSWEET13 in the inward-facing conformation with a substrate analog, 2'-deoxycytidine 5'-monophosphate, bound in the central cavity...
September 6, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874410/identification-and-characterization-of-the-major-porin-of-desulfovibrio-vulgaris-hildenborough
#17
L Zeng, E Wooton, D A Stahl, P J Walian
Due in large part to their ability to facilitate the diffusion of a diverse range of solutes across the outer membrane (OM) of Gram-negative bacteria, the porins represent one of the most prominent and important bacterial membrane protein superfamilies. Notably, for the Gram-negative bacterium Desulfovibrio vulgaris Hildenborough (DvH), a model organism for studies of sulfate-reducing bacteria, no porins have been identified or proposed in its annotated genome. Results from initial biochemical studies suggested that the product of gene DVU0799, one of the most abundant proteins of the DvH OM and purified as a homotrimeric complex, was a strong porin candidate...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869594/an-artificial-transport-metabolon-facilitates-improved-substrate-utilization-in-yeast
#18
Thomas Thomik, Ilka Wittig, Jun-Yong Choe, Eckhard Boles, Mislav Oreb
Efficient substrate utilization is the first and most important prerequisite for economically viable production of biofuels and chemicals by microbial cell factories. However, production rates and yields are often compromised by low transport rates of substrates across biological membranes and their diversion to competing pathways. This is especially true when common chassis organisms are engineered to utilize nonphysiological feedstocks. Here, we addressed this problem by constructing an artificial complex between an endogenous sugar transporter and a heterologous xylose isomerase in Saccharomyces cerevisiae...
September 4, 2017: Nature Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868668/green-and-chamomile-teas-but-not-acarbose-attenuate-glucose-and-fructose-transport-via-inhibition-of-glut2-and-glut5
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Jose A Villa-Rodriguez, Ebru Aydin, Julia S Gauer, Alison Pyner, Gary Williamson, Asimina Kerimi
SCOPE: High glycaemic sugars result in blood glucose spikes, while high doses of post-prandial fructose inundate the liver, causing an imbalance in energy metabolism, both leading to increased risk of metabolic malfunction and type 2 diabetes. Acarbose, used for diabetes management, reduces post-prandial hyperglycaemia by delaying carbohydrate digestion. METHODS AND RESULTS: Chamomile and green teas both inhibited digestive enzymes (α-amylase and maltase) related to intestinal sugar release, as already established for acarbose...
September 3, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866080/the-tartary-buckwheat-genome-provides-insights%C3%A2-into-rutin-biosynthesis-and-abiotic-stress%C3%A2-tolerance
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Lijun Zhang, Xiuxiu Li, Bin Ma, Qiang Gao, Huilong Du, Yuanhuai Han, Yan Li, Yinghao Cao, Ming Qi, Yaxin Zhu, Hongwei Lu, Mingchuan Ma, Longlong Liu, Jianping Zhou, Chenghu Nan, Yongjun Qin, Jun Wang, Lin Cui, Huimin Liu, Chengzhi Liang, Zhijun Qiao
Tartary buckwheat (Fagopyrum tataricum) is an important pseudocereal crop that is strongly adapted to growth in adverse environments. Its gluten-free grain contains complete proteins with a well-balanced composition of essential amino acids and is a rich source of beneficial phytochemicals that provide significant health benefits. Here, we report a high-quality, chromosome-scale Tartary buckwheat genome sequence of 489.3 Mb that is assembled by combining whole-genome shotgun sequencing of both Illumina short reads and single-molecule real-time long reads, sequence tags of a large DNA insert fosmid library, Hi-C sequencing data, and BioNano genome maps...
September 12, 2017: Molecular Plant
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