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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343243/fusarium-species-a-promising-tool-box-for-industrial-biotechnology
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REVIEW
Marina Gabriel Pessôa, Bruno Nicolau Paulino, Mario Cezar Rodrigues Mano, Iramaia Angélica Neri-Numa, Gustavo Molina, Glaucia Maria Pastore
Global demand for biotechnological products has increased steadily over the years. Thus, need for optimized processes and reduced costs appear as a key factor in the success of this market. A process tool of high importance is the direct or indirect use of enzymes to catalyze the generation of various substances. Also, obtaining aromas and pigments from natural sources has becoming priority in cosmetic and food industries in order to supply the demand from consumers to substitute synthetic compounds, especially when by-products can be used as starting material for this purpose...
March 25, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330085/bioprospecting-and-biotechnological-applications-of-fungal-laccase
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REVIEW
Pooja Upadhyay, Rahul Shrivastava, Pavan Kumar Agrawal
Laccase belongs to a small group of enzymes called the blue multicopper oxidases, having the potential ability of oxidation. It belongs to enzymes, which have innate properties of reactive radical production, but its utilization in many fields has been ignored because of its unavailability in the commercial field. There are diverse sources of laccase producing organisms like bacteria, fungi and plants. In fungi, laccase is present in Ascomycetes, Deuteromycetes, Basidiomycetes and is particularly abundant in many white-rot fungi that degrade lignin...
June 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330073/cladosporium-cladosporioides-from-the-perspectives-of-medical-and-biotechnological-approaches
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REVIEW
Manaf AlMatar, Essam A Makky
Fungi are important natural product sources that have enormous potential for the production of novel compounds for use in pharmacology, agricultural applications and industry. Compared with other natural sources such as plants, fungi are highly diverse but understudied. However, research on Cladosporium cladosporioides revealed the existence of bioactive products such as p-methylbenzoic acid, ergosterol peroxide (EP) and calphostin C as well as enzymes including pectin methylesterase (PME), polygalacturonase (PG) and chlorpyrifos hydrolase...
June 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323243/proteomics-of-facs-sorted-heterogeneous-corynebacterium-glutamicum-populations
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Andreas Harst, Stefan P Albaum, Tanja Bojarzyn, Christian Trötschel, Ansgar Poetsch
The metabolic status of individual cells in microbial cultures can differ, being relevant for biotechnology, environmental and medical microbiology. However, it is hardly understood in molecular detail due to limitations of current analytical tools. Here, we demonstrate that FACS in combination with proteomics can be used to sort and analyze cell populations based on their metabolic state. A previously established GFP reporter system was used to detect and sort single Corynebacterium glutamicum cells based on the concentration of branched chain amino acids (BCAA) using FACS...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299878/igy-a-key-isotype-in-antibody-evolution
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Xiaoying Zhang, Rosaleen A Calvert, Brian J Sutton, Katy A Doré
Immunoglobulin Y (IgY) is central to our understanding of immunoglobulin evolution. It has links to antibodies from the ancestral IgM to the mucosal IgX and IgA, as well as to mammalian serum IgG and IgE. IgY is found in amphibians, birds and reptiles, and as their most abundant serum antibody, is orthologous to mammalian IgG. However, IgY has the same domain architecture as IgM and IgE, lacking a hinge region and comprising four heavy-chain constant domains. The relationship between IgY and the mucosal antibodies IgX and IgA is discussed herein, in particular the question of how IgA could have contributed to the emergence of IgY...
March 16, 2017: Biological Reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293868/engineering-s-equi-subsp-zooepidemicus-towards-concurrent-production-of-hyaluronic-acid-and-chondroitin-biopolymers-of-biomedical-interest
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Donatella Cimini, Ileana Dello Iacono, Elisabetta Carlino, Rosario Finamore, Odile F Restaino, Paola Diana, Emiliano Bedini, Chiara Schiraldi
Glycosaminoglycans, such as hyaluronic acid and chondroitin sulphate, are not only more and more required as main ingredients in cosmeceutical and nutraceutical preparations, but also as active principles in medical devices and pharmaceutical products. However, while biotechnological production of hyaluronic acid is industrially established through fermentation of Streptococcus spp. and recently Bacillus subtilis, biotechnological chondroitin is not yet on the market. A non-hemolytic and hyaluronidase negative S...
December 2017: AMB Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288816/a-comparative-approach-to-recombinantly-produce-the-plant-enzyme-horseradish-peroxidase-in-escherichia-coli
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Thomas Gundinger, Oliver Spadiut
Horseradish peroxidase (HRP) is used in various biotechnological and medical applications. Since its isolation from plant provides several disadvantages, the bacterium Escherichia coli was tested as recombinant expression host in former studies. However, neither production from refolded inclusion bodies nor active enzyme expression in the periplasm exceeded final titres of 10mg per litre cultivation broth. Thus, the traditional way of production of HRP from plant still prevails. In this study, we revisited the recombinant production of HRP in E...
March 11, 2017: Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274756/common-genetic-variation-and-risk-of-gallbladder-cancer-in-india-a-case-control-genome-wide-association-study
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Sharayu Mhatre, Zhaoming Wang, Rajini Nagrani, Rajendra Badwe, Shubhada Chiplunkar, Balraj Mittal, Saurabh Yadav, Haoyu Zhang, Charles C Chung, Prachi Patil, Stephen Chanock, Rajesh Dikshit, Nilanjan Chatterjee, Preetha Rajaraman
BACKGROUND: Gallbladder cancer is highly lethal, with notable differences in incidence by geography and ethnic background. The aim of this study was to identify common genetic susceptibility alleles for gallbladder cancer. METHODS: In this case-control genome-wide association study (GWAS), we did a genome-wide scan of gallbladder cancer cases and hospital visitor controls, both of Indian descent, followed by imputation across the genome. Cases were patients aged 20-80 years with microscopically confirmed primary gallbladder cancer diagnosed or treated at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India, and enrolled in the study between Sept 12, 2010, and June 8, 2015...
March 3, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273961/role-of-glutathione-s-transferase-in-coronary-artery-disease-patients-with-and-without-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Sheetal Pahwa, Ritu Sharma, Balwant Singh
INTRODUCTION: Glutathione S - transferase (GST) is an important enzyme in detoxification and helps in lowering oxidative stress. It is speculated that this enzyme is induced under conditions of oxidative stress as a protective mechanism. AIM: To evaluate the status of Glutathione S-transferase in Coronary artery disease patients with and without type 2 Diabetes mellitus. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was conducted in the Department of Biotechnology, Swami Satyanand College of Management and Technology in collaboration with Department of Biochemistry, Govt Medical College Amritsar...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268374/sheathless-and-high-throughput-sorting-of-paramagnetic-microparticles-in-a-magneto-hydrodynamic-microfluidic-device
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Vikash Kumar, Pouya Rezai
Sorting of microorganisms and particles from a mixture is critical for numerous biotechnological and medical applications. Several sorting methods such as pinched flow fractionation (PFF), optical sorting, dielectrophoresis, acoustic separation, magnetophoresis and deterministic lateral displacement (DLD) have been reported in literature. But most of these methods lack ideal characteristics of a sorter such as ability to process at high throughput, simple design, non-complicated fabrication method, sheathless operation and high purity in separation...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250014/the-pivotal-role-of-protein-phosphorylation-in-the-control-of-yeast-central-metabolism
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Panayotis Vlastaridis, Athanasios Papakyriakou, Anargyros Chaliotis, Efstratios Stratikos, Stephen G Oliver, Grigoris D Amoutzias
Protein phosphorylation is the most frequent eukaryotic post-translational modification and can act as either a molecular switch or rheostat for protein functions. The deliberate manipulation of protein phosphorylation has great potential for regulating specific protein functions with surgical precision, rather than the gross effects gained by the over/under-expression or complete deletion of a protein-encoding gene. In order to assess the impact of phosphorylation on central metabolism, and thus its potential for biotechnological and medical exploitation, a compendium of highly confident protein phosphorylation sites (p-sites) for the model organism Saccharomyces cerevisiae has been analyzed together with two more datasets from the fungal pathogen Candida albicans Our analysis highlights the global properties of the regulation of yeast central metabolism by protein phosphorylation, where almost half of the enzymes involved are subject to this sort of post-translational modification...
March 1, 2017: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242427/purification-and-characterization-of-a-collagenase-from-penicillium-sp-ucp-1286-by-polyethylene-glycol-phosphate-aqueous-two-phase-system
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Maria Carolina de Albuquerque Wanderley, José Manoel Wanderley Duarte Neto, Wendell Wagner Campos Albuquerque, Daniela de Araújo Viana Marques, Carolina de Albuquerque Lima, Sara Isabel da Cruz Silvério, José Luiz de Lima Filho, José António Couto Teixeira, Ana Lúcia Figueiredo Porto
Collagenases are proteolytic enzymes capable of degrading both native and denatured collagen, reported to be applied in industrial, medical and biotechnological sectors. Liquid-liquid extraction using aqueous two-phase system (ATPS) is one of the most promising bioseparation techniques, which can substitute difficult solid-liquid separation processes, offering many advantages over conventional methods including low-processing time, low-cost material and low-energy consumption. The collagenase produced by Penicillium sp...
February 24, 2017: Protein Expression and Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242343/biomedical-applications-of-cell-and-tissue-specific-metabolic-network-models
#13
REVIEW
Hamideh Fouladiha, Sayed-Amir Marashi
The essential goal of biomedical research is to understand the underlying mechanism of disease development. Unfortunately, achieving this goal requires expensive and time-consuming efforts in medical biotechnology. This review focuses on how context-specific genome-scale metabolic network models may facilitate reaching this goal. Such models provide an in silico framework for computational simulation of cellular metabolism, predicting the outcome of experiments. Therefore, by using these models at the initial stages of experimental design, time and cost in biomedical researches may be reduced...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238759/in-vitro-metabolic-engineering-for-the-production-of-%C3%AE-ketoglutarate
#14
Barbara Beer, André Pick, Volker Sieber
α-Ketoglutarate (aKG) represents a central intermediate of cell metabolism. It is used for medical treatments and as a chemical building block. Enzymatic cascade reactions have the potential to sustainably synthesize this natural product. Here we report a systems biocatalysis approach for an in vitro reaction set-up to produce aKG from glucuronate using the oxidative pathway of uronic acids. Because of two dehydrations, a decarboxylation, and reaction conditions favoring oxidation, the pathway is driven thermodynamically towards complete product formation...
February 22, 2017: Metabolic Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228073/principal-physicochemical-methods-used-to-characterize-dendrimer-molecule-complexes-used-as-genetic-therapy-agents-nanovaccines-or-drug-carriers
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Rodríguez Fonseca Rolando Alberto, Rodrigues Joao, Muñoz-Fernández María de Los Angeles, Martínez Muñoz Alberto, Fragoso Vázquez Manuel Jonathan, Correa Basurto José
Nanomedicine is the application of nanotechnology to medicine. This field is related to the study of nanodevices and nanomaterials applied to various medical uses, such as in improving the pharmacological properties of different molecules. Dendrimers are synthetic nanoparticles whose physicochemical properties vary according to their chemical structure. These molecules have been extensively investigated as drug nanocarriers to improve drug solubility and as sustained-release systems. New therapies such as gene therapy and the development of nanovaccines can be improved by the use of dendrimers...
February 20, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226538/sheathless-and-high-throughput-sorting-of-paramagnetic-microparticles-in-a-magneto-hydrodynamic-microfluidic-device
#16
Vikash Kumar, Pouya Rezai, Vikash Kumar, Pouya Rezai, Vikash Kumar, Pouya Rezai
Sorting of microorganisms and particles from a mixture is critical for numerous biotechnological and medical applications. Several sorting methods such as pinched flow fractionation (PFF), optical sorting, dielectrophoresis, acoustic separation, magnetophoresis and deterministic lateral displacement (DLD) have been reported in literature. But most of these methods lack ideal characteristics of a sorter such as ability to process at high throughput, simple design, non-complicated fabrication method, sheathless operation and high purity in separation...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221024/imet-a-network-based-computational-tool-to-assist-in-the-annotation-of-metabolites-from-tandem-mass-spectra
#17
Antoni Aguilar-Mogas, Marta Sales-Pardo, Miriam Navarro, Roger Guimerà, Oscar Yanes
Structural annotation of metabolites relies mainly on tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) analysis. However, approximately 90% of the known metabolites reported in metabolomic databases do not have annotated spectral data from standards. This situation has fostered the development of computational tools that predict fragmentation patterns in silico and compare these to experimental MS/MS spectra. However, because such methods require the molecular structure of the detected compound to be available for the algorithm, the identification of novel metabolites in organisms relevant for biotechnological and medical applications remains a challenge...
March 3, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216881/specific-pcr-identification-between-peucedanum-praeruptorum-and-angelica-decursiva-and-identification-between-them-and-adulterant-using-dna-barcode
#18
Bang-Xing Han, Yuan Yuan, Lu-Qi Huang, Qun Zhao, Ling-Ling Tan, Xiang-Wen Song, Xiao-Mei He, Tao Xu, Feng Liu, Jian Wang
BACKGROUND: The traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) Qianhu and Zihuaqianhu are the dried roots of Peucedanum praeruptorum and Angelica decursiva, respectively. Since the plant sources of Qianhu and Zihuaqianhu are more complex, the chemical compositions of P. praeruptorum and A. decursiva are significantly different, and many adulterants exist because of the differences in traditional understanding and medication habits. Therefore, the rapid and accurate identification methods are required...
January 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215195/tetanus-a-potential-public-health-threat-in-times-of-disaster
#19
Paige Finkelstein, Laura Teisch, Casey J Allen, Gabriel Ruiz
BACKGROUND: Tetanus is a potentially fatal condition that is rare in urban environments but is seen in developing countries and post-natural-disaster. Therefore, the purpose of this report was to review the epidemiology, pathogenesis, and management of tetanus in the trauma patient. METHODS: A thorough literature review was conducted to look for the most current and thorough guidelines on the prophylaxis and treatment of tetanus. PUBMED (National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Institutes of Health; Bethesda, Maryland USA), MEDLINE (US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health; Bethesda, Maryland USA), and Cochrane Library (The Cochrane Collaboration; Oxford, United Kingdom) databases were searched for articles in English, published from 2005 to 2015, using the keywords "Tetanus," "Trauma/Surgery," and "Disaster...
February 20, 2017: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208189/advances-in-silver-nanotechnology-an-update-on-biomedical-applications-and-future-perspectives
#20
Shiva Gholizadeh-Ghaleh Aziz, Sara Gholizadeh-Ghaleh Aziz, Abolfazl Akbarzadeh
Nanotechnology is one of the most promising fields for producing new applications in nanotechnology, biotechnology, and medicine. However, only a few products have been used for nanotechnology, biotechnology, and medical purposes. Nanoparticles have been among the most usually applied nanomaterial in our health care system for hundreds of years. The most prominent nano product is nano silver which generally present at 1-100 nm in size in at least one dimension. Silver nanoparticles reveal remarkably unusual chemical, physical and biological properties and have been used for many different applications which detailed in this review...
February 16, 2017: Drug Research
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