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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437740/stabilization-of-metal-loid-s-in-two-contaminated-agricultural-soils-comparing-biochar-to-its-non-pyrolysed-source-material
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Lukáš Trakal, Irene Raya-Moreno, Kerry Mitchell, Luke Beesley
Two metal(loid) contaminated agricultural soils were amended with grape stalk (wine production by-product)-derived biochar as well as its pre-pyrolysed origin material, to investigate their geochemical impacts on As, Cr, Cu and Zn. Detailed physico-chemical evaluation combined with a column leaching test determined the retention of metal(loid)s from soil solution by each amendments. A pot experiment measured metal(loid)s in soil pore water and their uptake to ryegrass when the amendments were mixed into soils at 1 and 5% (w/w)...
April 15, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433907/rapid-generation-of-volatile-fatty-acids-vfa-through-anaerobic-acidification-of-livestock-organic-waste-at-low-hydraulic-residence-time-hrt
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Kranti Kuruti, Shalini Nakkasunchi, Sameena Begum, Sudharshan Juntupally, Vijayalakshmi Arelli, Gangagni Rao Anupoju
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of pre-treatment and F/M (Food to Microorganism) ratios for the rapid generation of volatile fatty acids (VFA) from livestock organic wastes (cattle manure (CM) and poultry litter (PL)) through an anaerobic acidification process at a pH range of 4.5-5.5. Experiments were organized using CM and PL in batch reactors (1L and 25L) with and with no pre-treatment of substrate at F/M ratios (0.4, 0.6, 0.8 and 1). Among various existing pre-treatments methods, thermal-acidic (120°C; 1% H2SO4) pre-treatment was found effective...
April 4, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433896/in-situ-sludge-pretreatment-in-a-single-stage-anaerobic-digester
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Yun Chen, Keke Xiao, Xie Jiang, Nan Shen, Raymond J Zeng, Yan Zhou
This study aimed to develop an in-situ sludge pretreatment method by increasing the temperature from thermophilic to extreme thermophilic condition in a single-stage anaerobic digester. The results revealed that a stable performance was obtained within the temperature range of 55-65°C, and the maximum methane yield of 208.51±13.66mL/g VS was obtained at 65°C. Moreover, the maximum extent of hydrolysis (33%) and acidification (27.1%) was also observed at 65°C. However, further increase of temperature to 70°C did not improve the organic conversion efficiency...
April 9, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432951/microbial-communities-in-the-functional-areas-of-a-biofilm-reactor-with-anaerobic-aerobic-process-for-oily-wastewater-treatment
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Jianhua Li, Shanshan Sun, Ping Yan, Li Fang, Yang Yu, Yangdong Xiang, Di Wang, Yejing Gong, Yanjun Gong, Zhongzhi Zhang
Microbial communities in the functional areas of biofilm reactors with large height-diameter ratio using the anaerobic-aerobic (A/O) reflux process was investigated to treat heavy oil refinery wastewater without pretreatment. In the process, chemical oxygen demand (COD) and total nitrogen (TN) removal reached 93.2% and 82.8%, and the anaerobic biofilm reactor was responsible for 95% and 99%, respectively. Areas for hydrolysis acidification and acetic acid production, methane production, and COD recovery were obvious in the anaerobic reactor...
April 10, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430186/independence-of-nutrient-limitation-and-carbon-dioxide-impacts-on-the-southern-ocean-coccolithophore-emiliania-huxleyi
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Marius N Müller, Thomas W Trull, Gustaaf M Hallegraeff
Future oceanic conditions induced by anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions include warming, acidification and reduced nutrient supply due to increased stratification. Some parts of the Southern Ocean are expected to show rapid changes, especially for carbonate mineral saturation. Here we compare the physiological response of the model coccolithophore Emiliania huxleyi (strain EHSO 5.14, originating from 50(o)S, 149(o)E) with pH/CO2 gradients (mimicking ocean acidification ranging from 1 to 4 × current pCO2 levels) under nutrient-limited (nitrogen and phosphorus) and -replete conditions...
April 21, 2017: ISME Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429861/extreme-ocean-acidification-reduces-the-susceptibility-of-eastern-oyster-shells-to-a-polydorid-parasite
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J C Clements, D Bourque, J McLaughlin, M Stephenson, L A Comeau
Ocean acidification poses a threat to marine organisms. While the physiological and behavioural effects of ocean acidification have received much attention, the effects of acidification on the susceptibility of farmed shellfish to parasitic infections are poorly understood. Here we describe the effects of moderate (pH 7.5) and extreme (pH 7.0) ocean acidification on the susceptibility of Crassostrea virginica shells to infection by a parasitic polydorid, Polydora websteri. Under laboratory conditions, shells were exposed to three pH treatments (7...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Fish Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428627/glucocorticoids-suppress-antimicrobial-autophagy-and-nitric-oxide-production-and-facilitate-mycobacterial-survival-in-macrophages
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Jinli Wang, Ruining Wang, Hui Wang, Xiaofan Yang, Jiahui Yang, Wenjing Xiong, Qian Wen, Li Ma
Chronic administration of glucocorticoids has been shown to render individuals highly susceptible to mycobacterial infection and lead to reactivation of latent bacilli. However, the effect of glucocorticoids on innate anti-mycobacterial defense, especially in macrophages remains largely unknown. Here, we found that glucocorticoids inhibited the innate immune response, antimicrobial nitric oxide production and autophagy in mycobacteria-challenged macrophages. Meanwhile, maturation and acidification of mycobacterial phagosomes were attenuated in RAW264...
April 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426975/the-regulation-of-the-chloroplast-proton-motive-force-plays-a-key-role-for-photosynthesis-in-fluctuating-light
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Ute Armbruster, Viviana Correa Galvis, Hans-Henning Kunz, Deserah D Strand
Plants use sunlight as their primary energy source. During photosynthesis, absorbed light energy generates reducing power by driving electron transfer reactions. These are coupled to the transfer of protons into the thylakoid lumen, generating a proton motive force (pmf) required for ATP synthesis. Sudden alterations in light availability have to be met by regulatory mechanisms to avoid the over-accumulation of reactive intermediates and maximize energy efficiency. Here, the acidification of the lumen, as an intermediate product of photosynthesis, plays an important role by regulating photosynthesis in response to excitation energy levels...
April 17, 2017: Current Opinion in Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426033/quantification-of-lewis-acid-induced-br%C3%A3-nsted-acidity-of-protogenic-lewis-bases
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A Paige Lathem, Zachariah M Heiden
Proton transfer promoted by the coordination of protogenic Lewis bases to a Lewis acid is a critical step in catalytic transformations. Although the acidification of water upon coordination to a Lewis acid has been known for decades, no attempts have been made to correlate the Brønsted acidity of the coordinated water molecule with Lewis acid strength. To probe this effect, the pKa's (estimated error of 1.3 pKa units) in acetonitrile of ten protogenic Lewis bases coordinated to seven Lewis acids containing Lewis acidities varying 70 kcal mol(-1), were computed...
April 20, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424668/free-trehalose-accumulation-in-dormant-mycobacterium-smegmatis-cells-and-its-breakdown-in-early-resuscitation-phase
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Margarita O Shleeva, Kseniya A Trutneva, Galina R Demina, Alexander I Zinin, Galina M Sorokoumova, Polina K Laptinskaya, Ekaterina S Shumkova, Arseny S Kaprelyants
Under gradual acidification of growth medium resulting in the formation of dormant Mycobacterium smegmatis, a significant accumulation of free trehalose in dormant cells was observed. According to (1)H- and (13)C-NMR spectroscopy up to 64% of total organic substances in the dormant cell extract was represented by trehalose whilst the trehalose content in an extract of active cells taken from early stationary phase was not more than 15%. Trehalose biosynthesis during transition to the dormant state is provided by activation of genes involved in the OtsA-OtsB and TreY-TreZ pathways (according to RT-PCR)...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424343/interactive-effects-of-temperature-food-and-skeletal-mineralogy-mediate-biological-responses-to-ocean-acidification-in-a-widely-distributed-bryozoan
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Daniel S Swezey, Jessica R Bean, Aaron T Ninokawa, Tessa M Hill, Brian Gaylord, Eric Sanford
Marine invertebrates with skeletons made of high-magnesium calcite may be especially susceptible to ocean acidification (OA) due to the elevated solubility of this form of calcium carbonate. However, skeletal composition can vary plastically within some species, and it is largely unknown how concurrent changes in multiple oceanographic parameters will interact to affect skeletal mineralogy, growth and vulnerability to future OA. We explored these interactive effects by culturing genetic clones of the bryozoan Jellyella tuberculata (formerly Membranipora tuberculata) under factorial combinations of dissolved carbon dioxide (CO2), temperature and food concentrations...
April 26, 2017: Proceedings. Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424218/gop-1-promotes-apoptotic-cell-degradation-by-activating-the-small-gtpase-rab2-in-c-elegans
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Jianhua Yin, Yaling Huang, Pengfei Guo, Siqi Hu, Sawako Yoshina, Nan Xuan, Qiwen Gan, Shohei Mitani, Chonglin Yang, Xiaochen Wang
Apoptotic cells generated by programmed cell death are engulfed by phagocytes and enclosed within plasma membrane-derived phagosomes. Maturation of phagosomes involves a series of membrane-remodeling events that are governed by the sequential actions of Rab GTPases and lead to formation of phagolysosomes, where cell corpses are degraded. Here we identified gop-1 as a novel regulator of apoptotic cell clearance in Caenorhabditis elegans Loss of gop-1 affects phagosome maturation through the RAB-5-positive stage, causing defects in phagosome acidification and phagolysosome formation, phenotypes identical to and unaffected by loss of unc-108, the C...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423651/succinate-dehydrogenase-b-deficient-cancer-cells-are-highly-sensitive-to-bromodomain-and-extra-terminal-inhibitors
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Satoshi Kitazawa, Shunsuke Ebara, Ayumi Ando, Yuji Baba, Yoshinori Satomi, Tomoyoshi Soga, Takahito Hara
Mutations in succinate dehydrogenase B (SDHB) gene are frequently observed in several tumors and associated with poor prognosis in these tumors. Therefore, drugs effective for SDHB-deficient tumors could fulfill an unmet medical need. In addition, such drugs would have an advantage in that selection of patients with SDHB-mutant cancer could increase the probability of success in clinical trials. Currently, however, the characteristics of SDHB-deficient cancers are not completely understood. Here, we established SDHB knockout cancer cell lines from human colon cancer HCT116 cells using the clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeat (CRISPR)/Cas9 knockout system, and clarified its metabolic characteristics...
March 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423209/r2r3-myb-transcription-factor-mdmyb73-is-involved-in-malate-accumulation-and-vacuolar-acidification-in-apple
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Da-Gang Hu, Yuan-Yuan Li, Quan-Yan Zhang, Ming Li, Cui-Hui Sun, Jian-Qiang Yu, Yu-Jin Hao
Malate, the predominant organic acid in many fruits, is a crucial component of fruit organoleptic quality, including taste and flavor. The genetic and environmental mechanisms affecting malate metabolism in fruit cells have been studied extensively. However, the transcriptional regulation of malate-metabolizing enzymes and vacuolar transporters remains poorly understood. Our previous studies demonstrated that MdMYB1 modulates anthocyanin accumulation and vacuolar acidification, by directly activating vacuolar transporters, including MdVHA-B1, MdVHA-E, MdVHP1, and MdtDT...
April 19, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423059/high-resolution-microscopy-reveals-significant-impacts-of-ocean-acidification-and-warming-on-larval-shell-development-in-laternula-elliptica
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Christine H Bylenga, Vonda J Cummings, Ken G Ryan
Environmental stressors impact marine larval growth rates, quality and sizes. Larvae of the Antarctic bivalve, Laternula elliptica, were raised to the D-larvae stage under temperature and pH conditions representing ambient and end of century projections (-1.6°C to +0.4°C and pH 7.98 to 7.65). Previous observations using light microscopy suggested pH had no influence on larval abnormalities in this species. Detailed analysis of the shell using SEM showed that reduced pH is in fact a major stressor during development for this species, producing D-larvae with abnormal shapes, deformed shell edges and irregular hinges, cracked shell surfaces and even uncalcified larvae...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419297/host-pore-forming-protein-complex-neutralizes-the-acidification-of-endocytic-organelles-to-counteract-intracellular-pathogens
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Sheng-An Li, Long Liu, Xiao-Long Guo, Yu-Yan Zhang, Yang Xiang, Qi-Quan Wang, Wen-Hui Lee, Yun Zhang
Many intracellular pathogens invade cells via endocytic organelles and have adapted to the drop in pH along the endocytic pathway. However, the strategy by which the host cell counteracts this pathogen adaptation remains unclear. βγ-CAT is an aerolysin-like pore-forming protein and trefoil factor complex in the frog Bombina maxima. We report here that βγ-CAT, as a host-secreted factor with an intrinsic channel-forming property, is the first example of a molecule that actively neutralizes the acidification of endocytic organelles to counteract Listeria monocytogenes infection...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417970/inorganic-carbon-physiology-underpins-macroalgal-responses-to-elevated-co2
#17
Christopher E Cornwall, Andrew T Revill, Jason M Hall-Spencer, Marco Milazzo, John A Raven, Catriona L Hurd
Beneficial effects of CO2 on photosynthetic organisms will be a key driver of ecosystem change under ocean acidification. Predicting the responses of macroalgal species to ocean acidification is complex, but we demonstrate that the response of assemblages to elevated CO2 are correlated with inorganic carbon physiology. We assessed abundance patterns and a proxy for CO2:HCO3(-) use (δ(13)C values) of macroalgae along a gradient of CO2 at a volcanic seep, and examined how shifts in species abundance at other Mediterranean seeps are related to macroalgal inorganic carbon physiology...
April 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417424/a-review-of-the-anaerobic-digestion-of-fruit-and-vegetable-waste
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REVIEW
Chao Ji, Chui-Xue Kong, Zi-Li Mei, Jiang Li
Fruit and vegetable waste is an ever-growing global question. Anaerobic digestion techniques have been developed that facilitate turning such waste into possible sources for energy and fertilizer, simultaneously helping to reduce environmental pollution. However, various problems are encountered in applying these techniques. The purpose of this study is to review local and overseas studies, which focus on the use of anaerobic digestion to dispose fruit and vegetable wastes, discuss the acidification problems and solutions in applying anaerobic digestion for fruit and vegetable wastes and investigate the reactor design (comparing single phase with two phase) and the thermal pre-treatment for processing raw wastes...
April 17, 2017: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416963/mitochondrial-acclimation-potential-to-ocean-acidification-and-warming-of-polar-cod-boreogadus-saida-and-atlantic-cod-gadus-morhua
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Elettra Leo, Kristina L Kunz, Matthias Schmidt, Daniela Storch, Hans-O Pörtner, Felix C Mark
BACKGROUND: Ocean acidification and warming are happening fast in the Arctic but little is known about the effects of ocean acidification and warming on the physiological performance and survival of Arctic fish. RESULTS: In this study we investigated the metabolic background of performance through analyses of cardiac mitochondrial function in response to control and elevated water temperatures and PCO2 of two gadoid fish species, Polar cod (Boreogadus saida), an endemic Arctic species, and Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua), which is a temperate to cold eurytherm and currently expanding into Arctic waters in the wake of ocean warming...
2017: Frontiers in Zoology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416212/conversion-of-vegetable-wastes-to-organic-acids-in-leaching-bed-reactor-performance-and-bacterial-community-analysis
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Yan Li, Dongliang Hua, Hui Mu, Haipeng Xu, Fuqiang Jin, Xiaodong Zhang
Vegetable wastes (VWs), which contained abundant solid content, were digested in a leaching bed reactor (LBR). The tested VWs for acidification in the LBR included cabbage, potato, and tomato vine. The digestion in the LBR was carried out at the same organic loading rate of 25 g volatile solid (VS) per liter. It was found that cabbage and potato produced much more volatile fatty acids (VFAs) than tomato vine, probably because readily degradable components were more abundant in cabbage and potato. The retention time to digest each feedstock was different...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
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