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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433158/characterization-of-a-sulfated-galactoglucan-from-antrodia-cinnamomea-and-its-anticancer-mechanism-via-tgf%C3%AE-fak-slug-axis-suppression
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Mei-Kuang Lu, Tung-Yi Lin, Chun-Hao Hu, Chi-Hsein Chao, Chia-Chuan Chang, Hsien-Yeh Hsu
A sulfated 1,4-β-d-galactoglucan (B86-III) with 1,6-branches was isolated and identified from Antrodia cinnamomea. The repeating unit of B86-III was proposed based on one-dimensional 1D ((1)H, (13)C and DEPT-135) and 2D (DQF-COSY, TOCSY, HSQC and HMBC) NMR spectra. The conformation of the sugars was hypothesized to be a rare boat form instead of a (4)C1 chair form. The sulfate substitutions were suggested to be on the C-2 and C-3 positions, resulting in the following structure: B86-III inhibited the viability of H1975 lung cancer cells via cell apoptosis, including the activation of caspase 3 and PARP...
July 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429930/enzymatically-debranched-xylans-in-graft-copolymerization
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Kuisma Littunen, Galina Mai-Gisondi, Jukka Seppälä, Emma R Master
Wheat arabinoxylan was treated with two α-arabinofuranosidases exhibiting different mode of action to create three different polymeric substrates. These three substrate preparations were characterized by xylopyranose backbone sugars that are (1) singly substituted by arabinose at C2 or C3, (2) doubly substituted by arabinose at C2 and C3, and (3) largely unsubstituted. All xylan preparations were grafted with glycidyl methacrylate using cerium ammonium nitrate and then evaluated in terms of graft yield and adsorption to cellulose surfaces...
April 21, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404833/evaluation-of-simulation-models-that-estimate-the-effect-of-dietary-strategies-on-nutritional-intake-a-systematic-review
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Jessica A Grieger, Brittany J Johnson, Thomas P Wycherley, Rebecca K Golley
Background: Dietary simulation modeling can predict dietary strategies that may improve nutritional or health outcomes.Objectives: The study aims were to undertake a systematic review of simulation studies that model dietary strategies aiming to improve nutritional intake, body weight, and related chronic disease, and to assess the methodologic and reporting quality of these models.Methods: The Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guided the search strategy with studies located through electronic searches [Cochrane Library, Ovid (MEDLINE and Embase), EBSCOhost (CINAHL), and Scopus]...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399012/sweeteners-and-sweetness-enhancers
#4
Christine Belloir, Fabrice Neiers, Loïc Briand
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The current review summarizes and discusses current knowledge on sweeteners and sweetness enhancers. RECENT FINDINGS: The perception of sweet taste is mediated by the type 1 taste receptor 2 (T1R2)/type 1 taste receptor 3 (T1R3) receptor, which is expressed in the oral cavity, where it provides input on the caloric and macronutrient contents of ingested food. This receptor recognizes all the compounds (natural or artificial) perceived as sweet by people...
April 8, 2017: Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390831/comparative-study-of-acacia-nilotica-exudate-gum-and-acacia-gum
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Pravin R Bhushette, Uday S Annapure
Over 900 species of Acacia trees are found on earth, most of them produce gums. Acacia nilotica (Babul tree) is one of the major gum-yielding acacia species found in he Indian subcontinent. A. nilotica gum was collected from Maharashtra, India and characterised for its proximate analysis, physicochemical, functional, rheological and thermal properties. These properties further were compared with commercially available Acacia gum (AG). The sugar composition of the gums indicated the presence of arabinose, galactose, and rhamnose in ANG and AG...
April 6, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382023/antiprotozoal-effect-of-saponins-in-the-rumen-can-be-enhanced-by-chemical-modifications-in-their-structure
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Eva Ramos-Morales, Gabriel de la Fuente, Stephane Duval, Christof Wehrli, Marc Bouillon, Martina Lahmann, David Preskett, Radek Braganca, Charles J Newbold
The antiprotozoal effect of saponins is transitory, as when saponins are deglycosylated to the sapogenin by rumen microorganisms they become inactive. We postulated that the substitution of the sugar moiety of the saponin with small polar residues would produce sapogen-like analogs which might be resistant to degradation in the rumen as they would not be enzymatically cleaved, allowing the antiprotozoal effect to persist over time. In this study, we used an acute assay based on the ability of protozoa to break down [(14)C] leucine-labeled Streptococcus bovis and a longer term assay based on protozoal motility over 24 h to evaluate both the antiprotozoal effect and the stability of this effect with fifteen hederagenin bis-esters esterified with two identical groups, and five cholesterol and cholic acid based derivatives carrying one to three succinate residues...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380296/n-6-substituted-5-n-methylcarbamoyl-4-selenoadenosines-as-potent-and-selective-a3-adenosine-receptor-agonists-with-unusual-sugar-puckering-and-nucleobase-orientation
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Jinha Yu, Long Xuan Zhao, Jongmi Park, Hyuk Woo Lee, Pramod K Sahu, Minghua Cui, Steven M Moss, Eva Hammes, Eugene Warnick, Zhan-Guo Gao, Minsoo Noh, Sun Choi, Hee-Chul Ahn, Jungwon Choi, Kenneth A Jacobson, Lak Shin Jeong
Potent and selective A3 adenosine receptor (AR) agonists were identified by the replacement of 4'-oxo- or 4'-thionucleosides with bioisosteric selenium. Unlike previous agonists, 4'-seleno analogues preferred a glycosidic syn conformation and South sugar puckering, as shown in the X-ray crystal structure of 5'-N-methylcarbamoyl derivative 3p. Among the compounds tested, N(6)-3-iodobenzyl analogue 3d was found to be the most potent A3AR full agonist (Ki = 0.57 nM), which was ≥800- and 1900-fold selective for A1AR and A2AAR, respectively...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360940/comprehensive-characterization-of-non-cellulosic-recalcitrant-cell-wall-carbohydrates-in-unhydrolyzed-solids-from-afex-pretreated-corn-stover
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Christa Gunawan, Saisi Xue, Sivakumar Pattathil, Leonardo da Costa Sousa, Bruce E Dale, Venkatesh Balan
BACKGROUND: Inefficient carbohydrate conversion has been an unsolved problem for various lignocellulosic biomass pretreatment technologies, including AFEX, dilute acid, and ionic liquid pretreatments. Previous work has shown 22% of total carbohydrates are typically unconverted, remaining as soluble or insoluble oligomers after hydrolysis (72 h) with excess commercial enzyme loading (20 mg enzymes/g biomass). Nearly one third (7 out of 22%) of these total unconverted carbohydrates are present in unhydrolyzed solid (UHS) residues...
2017: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352859/how-rnase-hi-escherichia-coli-promoted-site-selective-hydrolysis-works-on-rna-in-duplex-with-carba-lna-and-lna-substituted-antisense-strands-in-an-antisense-strategy-context
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Oleksandr Plashkevych, Qing Li, Jyoti Chattopadhyaya
A detailed kinetic study of 36 single modified AON-RNA heteroduplexes shows that substitution of a single native nucleotide in the antisense strand (AON) by locked nucleic acid (LNA) or by diastereomerically pure carba-LNA results in site-dependent modulation of RNase H promoted cleavage of complementary mRNA strands by 2 to 5 fold at 5'-GpN-3' cleavage sites, giving up to 70% of the RNA cleavage products. The experiments have been performed using RNase HI of Escherichia coli. The 2nd best cleavage site, being the 5'-ApN-3' sites, cleaves up to 23%, depending upon the substitution site in 36 isosequential complementary AONs...
March 29, 2017: Molecular BioSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351727/evaluation-of-the-solvent-water-effect-on-high-solids-saccharification-of-alkali-pretreated-sugarcane-bagasse
#10
Yunyun Liu, Bin Zhang, Wen Wang, Minchao He, Jingliang Xu, Zhenhong Yuan
Solvent water is an essential factor for high solids enzymatic hydrolysis. To investigate its effect on substrate conversion efficiency in high solids hydrolysis of sugarcane bagasse (SCB), oleyl alcohol was used to partially substitute the solvent water. The results in batch hydrolysis tests in which diverse ratio of solvent water was replaced found that the majority of the substrate was insoluble. Then high solids fed-batch hydrolysis with the reaction solution mixed with solvent water and oleyl alcohol in the ratio of 3:1 (solids concentration correspond to 24% (w/v)) was carried out at the final real solids loading of 18% (w/v)...
March 18, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350469/synthesis-of-sugar-boronic-acid-derivatives-a-class-of-potential-agents-for-boron-neutron-capture-therapy
#11
Daniela Imperio, Erika Del Grosso, Silvia Fallarini, Grazia Lombardi, Luigi Panza
To date, sugar analogues that contain boronic acids as substitutes for hydroxyl groups are a class of compounds nearly unknown in the literature. The challenging synthesis of two sugar-boronic acid analogues is described, and data are retrieved on their solution behavior, stability, and toxicity. As these compounds were expected to mimic the behavior of carbohydrates, they were tested in regards to their future development as potential boron neutron capture therapy agents.
April 7, 2017: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345906/malonylginsenosides-with-potential-antidiabetic-activities-from-the-flower-buds-of-panax-ginseng
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Shi Qiu, Wen-Zhi Yang, Chang-Liang Yao, Xiao-Jian Shi, Jing-Ya Li, Yang Lou, Ya-Nan Duan, Wan-Ying Wu, De-An Guo
LC-MS-guided phytochemical isolation of malonylginsenosides, featuring neutral elimination of CO2 and C3H2O3 by the negative mode collision-induced dissociation, from the flower buds of Panax ginseng led to the isolation of 19 malonyl-substituted triterpenoid saponins. They include 15 new malonylginsenosides, malonylfloralginsenosides-Re1-Re3 (1-3), -Rb1 and -Rb2 (4, 5), -Rd1-Rd6 (6-11), and -Rc1-Rc4 (12-15), and the known m-Rb1, m-Rc, m-Rb2, and m-Rd (16-19). Compound 11 represents the first dimalonyl saponin isolated from the Panax genus, while 2-4, 9, and 10 are five ginsenosides with single malonylation at the C-20 sugar chain...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342969/structural-and-genetic-characterization-of-the-o-antigen-of-enterobacter-cloacae-c5529-related-to-the-o-antigen-of-e-%C3%A2-cloacae-g3054
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Runhua Han, Andrei V Perepelov, Yuanyuan Wang, Andrei V Filatov, Min Wang, Alexander S Shashkov, Lei Wang, Yuriy A Knirel
On mild acid degradation of the lipopolysaccharide of Enterobacter cloacae C5529, the O-polysaccharide chain was cleaved at the linkages of 5,7-diacetamido-3,5,7,9-tetradeoxy-l-glycero-l-manno-non-2-ulosonic acid (di-N-acetylpseudaminic acid, Psep5Ac7Ac). The resultant oligosaccharide and an alkali-treated lipopolysaccharide were studied by sugar analysis along with (1)H and (13)C NMR spectroscopy, and the following structure of the tetrasaccharide repeating unit of the O-polysaccharide was established: →4)-β-Psep5Ac7Ac-(2 → 3)-β-d-Galp-(1 → 6)-β-d-Galf-(1 → 3)-α-d-Galp-(1→ It differs from a structurally related O-polysaccharide of E...
February 28, 2017: Carbohydrate Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330264/construction-of-recombinant-sestc-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-for-consolidated-bioprocessing-cellulase-characterization-and-ethanol-production-by-in-situ-fermentation
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Peizhou Yang, Haifeng Zhang, Shaotong Jiang
Bioethanol is an important oil substitute produced by the sugar fermentation process. To improve the efficiency of cellulase expression of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, a eukaryotic expression vector harboring a single-enzyme-system-three-cellulase gene (sestc) was integrated into the S. cerevisiae genome by the protoplast method. Using PCR screening, RT-PCR, and "transparent circle" detection, several recombinant S. cerevisiae strains, capable of efficiently expressing the heterogeneous cellulase, were selected...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324771/synthesis-and-conformational-analysis-of-a-simplified-inositol-model-of-the-streptococcus-pneumoniae-19f-capsular-polysaccharide-repeating-unit
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Giorgio Catelani, Felicia D'Andrea, Lorenzo Guazzelli, Alessio Griselli, Nicola Testi, Maria Assunta Chiacchio, Laura Legnani, Lucio Toma
Carbohydrate mimics have been studied for a long time as useful sugar substitutes, both in the investigation of biological events and in the treatment of sugar-related diseases. Here we report further evaluation of the capabilities of inositols as carbohydrate substitutes. The conformational features of an inositol-model of a simplified repeating unit corresponding to the capsular polysaccharide of Streptococcus pneumoniae 19F has been evaluated by computational analysis, and compared to the native repeating unit...
March 14, 2017: Carbohydrate Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320597/racial-or-ethnic-and-socioeconomic-inequalities-in-adherence-to-national-dietary-guidance-in-a-large-cohort-of-us-pregnant-women
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Lisa M Bodnar, Hyagriv N Simhan, Corette B Parker, Heather Meier, Brian M Mercer, William A Grobman, David M Haas, Deborah A Wing, Matthew K Hoffman, Samuel Parry, Robert M Silver, George R Saade, Ronald Wapner, Jay D Iams, Pathik D Wadhwa, Michal Elovitz, Alan M Peaceman, Sean Esplin, Shannon Barnes, Uma M Reddy
BACKGROUND: The significance of periconceptional nutrition for optimizing offspring and maternal health and reducing social inequalities warrants greater understanding of diet quality among US women. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to evaluate racial or ethnic and education inequalities in periconceptional diet quality and sources of energy and micronutrients. DESIGN: Cross-sectional analysis of data from the Nulliparous Pregnancy Outcomes Study: Monitoring Mothers-to-Be cohort...
March 14, 2017: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318229/tracing-effects-of-fluorine-substitutions-on-g-quadruplex-conformational-changes
#17
Jonathan Dickerhoff, Linn Haase, Walter Langel, Klaus Weisz
A human telomere sequence that folds into an intramolecular (3 + 1)-hybrid G-quadruplex was modified by the incorporation of 2'-fluoro-2'-deoxyriboguanosines ((F)G) into syn positions of its outer tetrad. A circular dichroism and NMR spectral analysis reveals a nearly quantitative switch of the G-tetrad polarity with concerted syn↔anti transitions of all four G residues. These observations follow findings on a (F)G-substituted (3 + 1)-hybrid quadruplex with a different fold, suggesting a more general propensity of hybrid-type quadruplexes to undergo a tetrad polarity reversal...
March 27, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317764/cucurbitane-glycosides-from-the-fruit-of-siraitia-grosvenori-and-their-effects-on-glucose-uptake-in-human-hepg2-cells-in-vitro
#18
Fu Li, Fumei Yang, Xin Liu, Lun Wang, Bin Chen, Lianhong Li, Mingkui Wang
The mogrosides in the fruit of Siraitia grosvenori can serve as a sugar substitute for diabetics due to their sweetness, low calorie and positive effects on blood glucose level control. The present study was to purify the mogrosides from the fruit of S. grosvenori and evaluate their enhancement of glucose uptake rate in HepG2 cells in vitro. As a result, eighteen mogrosides were isolated, including six new ones and a known but new naturally occurring compound. The chemical structures of the new compounds were identified by 1D, 2D-NMR and HR-ESI-MS techniques, together with chemical methods...
August 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302398/synthesis-of-isomeric-analogues-of-s-ribosylhomocysteine-analogues-with-homocysteine-unit-attached-to-c2-of-ribose
#19
Christiane Chbib
LuxS (S-ribosylhomocysteinase; EC 4.4.1.21) is an enzyme that catalyzes the cleavage of the thioether linkage in the catalytic pathway of S-ribosylhomocysteine (SRH) which produces homocysteine and 4,5-dihydroxy-2,3-pentanedione (DPD). DPD is the precursor of the signaling molecules known as autoinducer 2 (AI-2) responsible for the bacterial quorum sensing (QS) identified as cell to cell communication. Inhibitors of LuxS should be able to interfere with its catalytic pathway thus preventing the formation of the autoinducer molecules...
March 6, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286650/review-sugar-beets-as-a-substitute-for-grain-for-lactating-dairy-cattle
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REVIEW
Essi Evans, Ulrike Messerschmidt
Dairy cows are customarily given grains and highly digestible byproduct ingredients as additions to forage to support milk production. In many parts of the world growing seasons are short, and the grain crops that can be grown may not provide adequate yields. Sugar beets, on the other hand are relatively hardy, and dry matter yields surpass the yields of most grain crops. There are however, perceptions that beets may not be suitable as a feed ingredient due to the fact that the storage form of carbohydrate is sugar rather than starch...
2017: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology
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