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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644864/overexpression-and-characterization-of-two-types-of-nitrile-hydratases-from-rhodococcus-rhodochrous-j1
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Yao Lan, Xiaohuan Zhang, Zhongmei Liu, Li Zhou, Ruihua Shen, Xianping Zhong, Wenjing Cui, Zhemin Zhou
Nitrile hydratase (NHase) from Rhodococcus rhodochrous J1 is widely used for industrial production of acrylamide and nicotinamide. However, the two types of NHases (L-NHase and H-NHase) from R. rhodochrous J1 were only slightly expressed in E. coli by routine methods, which limits the comprehensive and systematic characterization of the enzyme properties. We successfully expressed the two types of recombinant NHases in E. coli by codon-optimization, engineering of Ribosome Binding Site (RBS) and spacer sequences...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642343/differential-distribution-of-vapa-positive-rhodococcus-equi-in-affected-and-unaffected-horse-breeding-farms
#2
S Petry, C Sévin, M A Fleury, F Duquesne, N Foucher, C Laugier, M Henry-Amar, J Tapprest
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 22, 2017: Veterinary Record
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642093/functional-characterization-of-3-ketosteroid-9%C3%AE-hydroxylases-in-rhodococcus-ruber-strain-chol-4
#3
Govinda Guevara, Laura Fernández de Las Heras, Julián Perera, Juana María Navarro Llorens
The 3-Ketosteroid-9α-Hydroxylase, also known as KshAB [androsta-1,4-diene-3,17-dione, NADH:oxygen oxidoreductase (9α-hydroxylating); EC 1.14.13.142)], is a key enzyme in the general scheme of the bacterial steroid catabolism in combination with a 3-ketosteroid-Δ(1)-dehydrogenase activity (KstD), being both responsible of the steroid nucleus (rings A/B) breakage. KshAB initiates the opening of the steroid ring by the 9α-hydroxylation of the C9 carbon of 4-ene-3-oxosteroids (e.g. AD) or 1,4-diene-3-oxosteroids (e...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639891/antitumor-activity-of-a-rhodococcus-sp-lut0910-isolated-from-polluted-soil
#4
Xin-Guo Zhang, Zi-Yu Liu, Jin-Wen Liu, Yan-Long Zeng, Guang-Jun Guo, Qiao-Yun Sun
The actinomycetes strain, lut0910, was isolated from polluted soil and identified as the Rhodococcus species with 99% similarity based on the sequence analysis of 16S recombinant DNA. The extract of this strain demonstrated in vivo and in vitro antitumor activity. The treatment of two human cancer cell lines, hepatocellular carcinoma HepG2 and cervical carcinoma Hela cells, with the lut0910 extract caused the delay in cell propagation in a dose-dependent manner with an IC50 of 73.39 and 33.09 µg/mL, respectively...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639649/computational-design-of-cephradine-synthase-in-a-new-scaffold-identified-from-structural-databases
#5
Xiaoqiang Huang, Jing Xue, Yushan Zhu
Computational enzyme design exhibits excellent performance for identifying potential scaffolds from structural databases and creating new enzymatic catalysts from naught. Using the active site-matching algorithm ProdaMatch, we identified a new scaffold cocaine esterase from Rhodococcus sp. that showed modest activity (kcat/Km = 0.018 M(-1) s(-1)) towards the hydrolysis of β-lactam antibiotic cephradine. The identified cocaine esterase scaffold afforded low sequence identity (<30%) with the known β-lactam synthases, such as penicillin G acylase or α-amino acid ester hydrolase, and was able to catalyze the condensation reaction between d-dihydrophenylglycine methyl ester and 7-aminodesacetoxycephalosporanic acid to produce cephradine via a kinetically controlled synthesis...
June 22, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634849/characterization-of-new-recombinant-3-ketosteroid-%C3%AE-1-dehydrogenases-for-the-biotransformation-of-steroids
#6
Xiaojun Wang, Jinhui Feng, Dalong Zhang, Qiaqing Wu, Dunming Zhu, Yanhe Ma
3-Ketosteroid-Δ(1)-dehydrogenases (KstDs [EC 1.3.99.4]) catalyze the Δ(1)-dehydrogenation of steroids and are a class of important enzymes for steroid biotransformations. In this study, we cloned 12 putative KstD-encoding (kstd) genes from both fungal and Gram-positive microorganisms and attempted to overproduce the recombinant proteins in E. coli BL21(DE3). Five successful recombinant enzymes catalyzed the Δ(1)-desaturation of a variety of steroidal compounds such as 4-androstene-3,17-dione (AD), 9α-hydroxy-4-androstene-3,17-dione (9-OH-AD), hydrocortisone, cortisone, and cortexolone...
June 20, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619386/a-novel-17%C3%AE-hydroxysteroid-dehydrogenase-in-rhodococcus-sp-p14-for-transforming-17%C3%AE-estradiol-to-estrone
#7
Xueying Ye, Hui Wang, Jie Kan, Jin Li, Tongwang Huang, Guangming Xiong, Zhong Hu
17β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenases (17β-HSD) are a group of oxidoreductase enzymes that exhibit high specificity for 17C reduction/oxidation. However, the mechanism of 17β-HSD in oxidizing steroid hormone 17β-estradiol to estrone in bacterium is still unclear. In this work, a functional bacterium Rhodococcus sp. P14 was identified having rapid ability to oxidize estradiol into estrone in mineral salt medium (MSM) within 6 h. The functional genes encoding NADH-dependent oxidoreductase were successfully detected with the help of bioinformatics, and it was identified that it contained two consensus regions affiliated to the short-chain dehydrogenase/reductase (SDR) superfamily...
June 13, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605707/characterization-of-oxidized-oligomers-from-polyethylene-films-by-mass-spectrometry-and-nmr-spectroscopy-before-and-after-biodegradation-by-a-rhodococcus-rhodochrous-strain
#8
B Eyheraguibel, M Traikia, S Fontanella, M Sancelme, S Bonhomme, D Fromageot, J Lemaire, G Lauranson, J Lacoste, A M Delort
The objective of this work was to develop a new approach to assess the specificity and the efficiency of biodegradation of oxidized oligomers extracted from aged HDPE polyethylene films and to bring insight on the mechanisms occurring during biodegradation. (1)H NMR spectroscopy and LC Orbitrap™ mass spectrometry were combined together with data processing using Kendrick mass defect calculation and Van Krevelen Diagram. We showed that the molecular weight of extracted oligomers was lower than 850 Da with maximum chain length of 55 carbon atoms...
May 23, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596759/bsocial-deciphering-social-behaviors-within-mixed-microbial-populations
#9
Jessica Purswani, Rocío C Romero-Zaliz, Antonio M Martín-Platero, Isabel M Guisado, Jesús González-López, Clementina Pozo
Ecosystem functionality depends on interactions among populations, of the same or different taxa, and these are not just the sum of pairwise interactions. Thus, know-how of the social interactions occurring in mixed-populations are of high interest, however they are commonly unknown due to the limitations posed in tagging each population. The limitations include costs/time in tediously fluorescent tagging, and the number of different fluorescent tags. Tag-free strategies exist, such as high-throughput sequencing, but ultimately both strategies require the use of expensive machinery...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593636/biosynthesis-of-1%C3%AE-hydroxycorticosterone-in-the-winter-skate-leucoraja-ocellata-evidence-to-suggest-a-novel-steroidogenic-route
#10
J Wiens, R Ho, A K Brassinga, C A Deck, P J Walsh, R N Ben, K Mcclymont, T Charlton, A N Evans, W G Anderson
The present study explores the ability of intracellular bacteria within the renal-inter-renal tissue of the winter skate Leucoraja ocellata to metabolize steroids and contribute to the synthesis of the novel elasmobranch corticosteroid, 1α-hydroxycorticosterone (1α-OH-B). Despite the rarity of C1 hydroxylation noted in the original identification of 1α-OH-B, literature provides evidence for steroid C1 hydroxylation by micro-organisms. Eight ureolytic bacterial isolates were identified in the renal-inter-renal tissue of L...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Fish Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593047/integration-of-a-bacterial-gene-sequence-into-a-chronic-eosinophilic-leukemia-patient-s-genome-as-part-of-a-fusion-gene-linker
#11
Saveen Sidhoo, Jesusa L Rosales, Ki-Young Lee
Analysis of databases from the human genome project (HGP), the 1000 Genomes Project (1KGP), and The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) revealed bacterial DNA integration into the human somatic genome, particularly in tumor tissues. Fusion genes have also been associated with tumorigenesis and 34 PDGFR fusion genes are linked to hematological malignancies. Here, we determined that a 17-bp homologous sequence in Marinobacter sp. Hb8, Rhodococcus fascians D188, Rhodococcus sp. PBTS2, Micrococcus luteus strain trpE16 and M...
2017: Biomarker Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585158/properties-of-probiotics-kocuria-sm1-and-rhodococcus-sm2-isolated-from-fish-guts
#12
S M Sharifuzzaman, Hafizur Rahman, Dawn A Austin, B Austin
This study characterized probiotics Kocuria SM1 and Rhodococcus SM2, which were recovered from the intestinal microbiota of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss, Walbaum). The cultures were Gram-positive, non-motile, catalase-positive and oxidase-negative cocci or rods. Cell multiplication of SM1 and SM2 was observed at 4-37 °C (45 °C for SM1), in 0-20% (w/v) NaCl and at pH 2-11. The viability was not affected when exposed to pepsin at pH 2.0 and 3.0, and pancreatin at pH 8.0. Neither isolates were chrome azurol S-positive for siderophore production...
June 5, 2017: Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571786/biodegradation-of-7-ketocholesterol-by-rhodococcus-erythropolis-mtcc-3951-process-optimization-and-enzymatic-insights
#13
Shubhrima Ghosh, S K Khare
The oxidation of cholesterol results in the formation of oxysterols such as 7-ketocholesterol(7KC), which are implicated in a number of age-related disorders such as atherosclerosis, Alzheimers' disease and macular degeneration. Current modalities use antioxidants and other natural or synthetic molecules to reduce 7KC-induced cytotoxity. The alternative application of enzymes from microbial sources to degrade oxysterols in vitro and in vivo is an innovative approach. The present study aims to assess the potential of the bacteria Rhodococcus erythropolis MTCC 3951 in degrading 7KC and mining relevant enzymes involved...
May 29, 2017: Chemistry and Physics of Lipids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553279/vaccination-of-mice-with-virulence-associated-protein-g-vapg-antigen-confers-partial-protection-against-rhodococcus-equi-infection-through-induced-humoral-immunity
#14
Marcel M Trevisani, Ebert S Hanna, Aline F Oliveira, Silvia A Cardoso, Maria C Roque-Barreira, Sandro G Soares
Rhodococcus equi is a facultative intracellular bacterium causing severe pyogranulomatous pneumonia, ulcerative enterocolitis, and mesenteric lymphadenopathy in foals aged less than 6 months. Less frequently, this pathogen affects various other species, such as pigs, cattle, cats, and even humans. Although rhodococcosis is treated with a combination of antimicrobial agents, resistance is developed in some cases, and thus, antimicrobial susceptibility must be monitored and managed. Considering these limitations of the current therapy and unavailability of a vaccine to prevent the disease, research is particularly focused on the development of an effective vaccine against rhodococcosis...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551854/tuning-and-elucidation-of-the-colony-dimorphism-in-rhodococcus-ruber-associated-with-cell-flocculation-in-large-scale-fermentation
#15
Song Jiao, Jie Chen, Huimin Yu, Zhongyao Shen
Prevention of cell flocculation in large-scale fermentation is of great importance for most industrial microbes. Using Rhodococcus ruber TH3 as a model strain, we revealed that the undesired cell flocculation in a fermenter was associated with the colony dimorphism phenomenon, and it only occurred in the rough-type of cells (R-TH3) instead of the smooth-type of cells (S-TH3). By analyzing the transcriptome differences of R-TH3 and S-TH3, six representative genes with significantly upregulated transcription in S-TH3 were selected and overexpressed in R-TH3...
May 27, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546474/draft-genome-sequence-of-rhodococcus-sp-strain-66b
#16
Louise F Thatcher, Cindy A Myers, Cathryn A O'Sullivan, Margaret M Roper
We report here the draft genome sequence and annotation of Rhodococcus sp. strain 66b isolated from the soil of southwest Western Australia. This strain exhibits a range of bioactivities, including plant growth promotion, biosurfactant production, and wax degradation. Whole-genome sequencing was conducted to uncover the underlying mechanisms.
May 25, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544594/diversity-of-aromatic-hydroxylating-dioxygenase-genes-in-mangrove-microbiome-and-their-biogeographic-patterns-across-global-sites
#17
Sanderson T P de Sousa, Lucélia Cabral, Gileno Vieira Lacerda Júnior, Valéria M Oliveira
Aromatic hydrocarbons (AH), such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, are compounds largely found in nature. Aromatic-ring-hydroxylating dioxygenases (ARHD) are proteins involved in AH degradation pathways. We used ARHD functional genes from an oil-impacted mangrove area and compared their diversity with other sites around the world to understand the ARHD biogeographic distribution patterns. For this, a comprehensive database was established with 166 operational protein families (OPFs) from 1,758 gene sequences obtained from 15 different sites worldwide, of which twelve are already published studies and three are unpublished...
May 23, 2017: MicrobiologyOpen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535485/quantification-of-residual-antibiotics-in-cow-manure-being-spread-over-agricultural-land-and-assessment-of-their-behavioral-effects-on-antibiotic-resistant-bacteria
#18
Ji-Ran Yeom, Soon-Uk Yoon, Chang-Gyun Kim
Antibiotic resistant bacteria (ARB) in livestock manure used as fertilizer and spread over agriculture land, may pose a threat to the health of humans. Considering this, the concentrations of tetracycline (TC), oxytetracycline (OTC), and sulfathiazole (STZ) in the surface soil were quantified using LC-MS. These antibiotics have been used in livestock and are found in fertilizer produced from livestock excretions. Species of ABR were identified using 16S rDNA. Soil samples were collected at depths of 0, 7, and 15 cm from farmland in Incheon (South Korea)...
May 16, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528382/optimal-production-of-a-rhodococcus-erythropolis-atcc-4277-biocatalyst-for-biodesulfurization-and-biodenitrogenation-applications
#19
Diego Todescato, Danielle Maass, Diego Alex Mayer, J Vladimir Oliveira, Débora de Oliveira, Selene M A Guelli Ulson de Souza, Antônio Augusto Ulson de Souza
Rhodococcus sp. has a broad catabolic diversity and unique enzymatic capabilities, and it is able to adapt under extreme conditions. Thereby, the production of this remarkable bacterium has a great biotechnological and industrial importance. In this sense, we sought to improve the R. erythropolis ATCC 4277 growth through a central composite design, by varying the components of nutrient medium (glucose, malt extract, yeast extract, CaCO3), temperature, and agitation. It was found that the concentrations of glucose and malt extract are not statistically significant, being reduced of 4...
May 20, 2017: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526795/exploring-a-possible-link-between-the-intestinal-microbiota-and-feed-efficiency-in-pigs
#20
Ursula M McCormack, Tânia Curião, Stefan G Buzoianu, Maria L Prieto, Tomas Ryan, Patrick Varley, Fiona Crispie, Elizabeth Magowan, Barbara U Metzler-Zebeli, Donagh Berry, Orla O'Sullivan, Paul D Cotter, Gillian E Gardiner, Peadar G Lawlor
Feed efficiency (FE) is critical in pig production for both economic and environmental reasons. As the intestinal microbiota plays an important role in energy harvest, it is likely to influence FE. Our aim was therefore to characterize the intestinal microbiota of pigs ranked as low, medium and high residual feed intake (RFI; a metric for FE), where genetic, nutritional and management effects were minimized, in order to explore a possible link between the intestinal microbiota and FE. Eighty one pigs were ranked on RFI between weaning and day 126 post-weaning, and 32 were selected as the extremes in RFI (12 low, 10 medium, 10 high)...
May 19, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
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