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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213885/epigenetic-modifier-induced-enhancement-of-fumiquinazoline-c-production-in-aspergillus-fumigatus-ga-l7-an-endophytic-fungus-from-grewia-asiatica-l
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Ankita Magotra, Manjeet Kumar, Manoj Kushwaha, Praveen Awasthi, Chand Raina, Ajai Prakash Gupta, Bhahwal A Shah, Sumit G Gandhi, Asha Chaubey
Present study relates to the effect of valproic acid, an epigenetic modifier on the metabolic profile of Aspergillus fumigatus (GA-L7), an endophytic fungus isolated from Grewia asiatica L. Seven secondary metabolites were isolated from A. fumigatus (GA-L7) which were identified as: pseurotin A, pseurotin D, pseurotin F2, fumagillin, tryprostatin C, gliotoxin and bis(methylthio)gliotoxin. Addition of valproic acid in the growth medium resulted in the alteration of secondary metabolic profile with an enhanced production of a metabolite, fumiquinazoline C by tenfolds...
December 2017: AMB Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212376/the-legionella-pneumophila-genome-evolved-to-accommodate-multiple-regulatory-mechanisms-controlled-by-the-csra-system
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Tobias Sahr, Christophe Rusniok, Francis Impens, Giulia Oliva, Odile Sismeiro, Jean-Yves Coppée, Carmen Buchrieser
The carbon storage regulator protein CsrA regulates cellular processes post-transcriptionally by binding to target-RNAs altering translation efficiency and/or their stability. Here we identified and analyzed the direct targets of CsrA in the human pathogen Legionella pneumophila. Genome wide transcriptome, proteome and RNA-Co-immunoprecipitaion followed by deep sequencing of a wild type and a csrA mutant strain identified 479 RNAs with potential CsrA interaction sites located in the untranslated and/or coding regions of mRNAs or of known non-coding sRNAs...
February 17, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211478/ecology-and-genetics-affect-relative-invasion-success-of-two-echium-species-in-southern-australia
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Xiaocheng Zhu, Paul A Weston, Dominik Skoneczny, David Gopurenko, Lucie Meyer, Brendan J Lepschi, Ragan M Callaway, Geoff M Gurr, Leslie A Weston
Echium plantagineum and E. vulgare are congeneric exotics first introduced to Australia in the early 1800 s. There, E. plantagineum is now highly invasive, whereas E. vulgare has a limited distribution. Studies were conducted to evaluate distribution, ecology, genetics and secondary chemistry to shed light on factors associated with their respective invasive success. When sampled across geographically diverse locales, E. plantagineum was widespread and exhibited a small genome size (1 C = 0.34 pg), an annual life cycle, and greater genetic diversity as assessed by DNA sequence analysis...
February 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210892/secondary-metabolites-and-metal-content-dynamics-in-teucrium-montanum-l-and-teucrium-chamaedrys-l-from-habitats-with-serpentine-and-calcareous-substrate
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Nenad M Zlatić, Milan S Stanković, Zoran S Simić
The purpose of this comparative analysis is the determination of the total quantity of metals (Mg, Ca, K, Ni, Fe, Mn, Zn, Cu, Cr and Pb) in soil samples, above ground plant parts and tea made of plants Teucrium montanum and T. chamaedrys from different serpentine and calcareous habitats as well as of the total quantity of phenolic compounds and antioxidant activity. The obtained results showed that the quantities of certain metals (Mg, Fe, Ni and Mn) in the soil from the serpentine habitats were greater in comparison with other metals (Ca, Zn and Pb) which were more frequently found in the soil from the calcareous habitats...
March 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209514/plasma-metabolite-score-correlates-with-hypoxia-time-in-a-newly-born-piglet-model-for-asphyxia
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Julia Kuligowski, Rønnaug Solberg, Ángel Sánchez-Illana, Leonid Pankratov, Anna Parra-Llorca, Guillermo Quintás, Ola Didrik Saugstad, Máximo Vento
Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) secondary to perinatal asphyxia is a leading cause of mortality and acquired long-term neurologic co-morbidities in the neonate. The most successful intervention for the treatment of moderate to severe HIE is moderate whole body hypothermia initiated within 6h from birth. The objective and prompt identification of infants who are at risk of developing moderate to severe HIE in the critical first hours still remains a challenge. This work proposes a metabolite score calculated based on the relative intensities of three metabolites (choline, 6,8-dihydroxypurine and hypoxanthine) that showed maximum correlation with hypoxia time in a consolidated piglet model for neonatal hypoxia-ischemia...
February 7, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208739/a-guide-to-the-variability-of-flavonoids-in-brassica-oleracea
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Vera Mageney, Susanne Neugart, Dirk C Albach
Flavonoids represent a typical secondary metabolite class present in cruciferous vegetables. Their potential as natural antioxidants has raised considerable scientific interest. Impacts on the human body after food consumption as well as their effect as pharmaceutical supplements are therefore under investigation. Their numerous physiological functions make them a promising tool for breeding purposes. General methods for flavonoid analysis are well established, though new compounds are still being identified...
February 8, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208712/emerging-cytotoxic-alkaloids-in-the-battle-against-cancer-overview-of-molecular-mechanisms
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Zeina Habli, Georgio Toumieh, Maamoun Fatfat, Omar Nasser Rahal, Hala Gali-Muhtasib
Considered as the second deadliest disease globally, cancer has captured the attention of researchers who have been trying with perseverance to decode its hidden aspects, to find new prognosis methods, and to develop better and more effective treatments. Plants have continuously offered an excess of unique secondary metabolites with remarkable biological applications. Alkaloids, one of the most abundant metabolites, constitute a large conglomerate of basic heterocyclic nitrogen-containing natural compounds which are normally produced by plants as toxic substances...
February 8, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208630/cocoa-and-grape-seed-byproducts-as-a-source-of-antioxidant-and-anti-inflammatory-proanthocyanidins
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María De La Luz Cádiz-Gurrea, Isabel Borrás-Linares, Jesús Lozano-Sánchez, Jorge Joven, Salvador Fernández-Arroyo, Antonio Segura-Carretero
Phenolic compounds, which are secondary plant metabolites, are considered an integral part of the human diet. Physiological properties of dietary polyphenols have come to the attention in recent years. Especially, proanthocyanidins (ranging from dimers to decamers) have demonstrated potential interactions with biological systems, such as antiviral, antibacterial, molluscicidal, enzyme-inhibiting, antioxidant, and radical-scavenging properties. Agroindustry produces a considerable amount of phenolic-rich sources, and the ability of polyphenolic structures to interacts with other molecules in living organisms confers their beneficial properties...
February 10, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208607/induction-of-diverse-bioactive-secondary-metabolites-from-the-mangrove-endophytic-fungus-trichoderma-sp-strain-307-by-co-cultivation-with-acinetobacter-johnsonii-strain-b2
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Liuhong Zhang, Shah Iram Niaz, Dilfaraz Khan, Zhen Wang, Yonghong Zhu, Haiyun Zhou, Yongcheng Lin, Jing Li, Lan Liu
Two new sesquiterpenes, microsphaeropsisin B (1) and C (2), and two new de-O-methyllasiodiplodins, (3R, 7R)-7-hydroxy-de-O-methyllasiodiplodin (4) and (3R)-5-oxo-de-O-methyllasiodiplodin (5), together with one new natural product (6) and twelve known compounds (3, 7-17), were isolated from the co-cultivation of mangrove endophytic fungus Trichoderma sp. 307 and aquatic pathogenic bacterium Acinetobacter johnsonii B2. Their structures, including absolute configurations, were elucidated by extensive analysis of spectroscopic data, electronic circular dichroism, Mo₂(AcO)₄-induced circular dichroism, and comparison with reported data...
February 10, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207573/genome-wide-analysis-of-clopidogrel-active-metabolite-levels-identifies-novel-variants-that-influence-antiplatelet-response
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Joshua D Backman, Jeffrey R O'Connell, Keith Tanner, Cody J Peer, William D Figg, Shawn D Spencer, Braxton D Mitchell, Alan R Shuldiner, Laura M Yerges-Armstrong, Richard B Horenstein, Joshua P Lewis
Clopidogrel is one of the most commonly used therapeutics for the secondary prevention of cardiovascular events in patients with acute coronary syndromes. However, considerable interindividual variation in clopidogrel response has been documented, resulting in suboptimal therapy and an increased risk of recurrent events for some patients. In this investigation, we carried out the first genome-wide association study of circulating clopidogrel active metabolite levels in 513 healthy participants to directly measure clopidogrel pharmacokinetics...
February 15, 2017: Pharmacogenetics and Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205416/ecological-implications-of-hypoxia-triggered-shifts-in-secondary-metabolism
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Kelley A Gallagher, Greg Wanger, Jane Henderson, Mark Llorente, Chambers C Hughes, Paul R Jensen
Members of the actinomycete genus Streptomyces are non-motile, filamentous bacteria that are well known for the production of biomedically relevant secondary metabolites. While considered obligate aerobes, little is known about how these bacteria respond to periods of reduced oxygen availability in their natural habitats, which include soils and ocean sediments. Here we provide evidence that the marine streptomycete strain CNQ-525 can reduce MnO2 via a diffusible mechanism. We investigated the effects of hypoxia on secondary metabolite production and observed a shift away from the antibiotic napyradiomycin towards 8-amino-flaviolin, an intermediate in the napyradiomycin biosynthetic pathway...
February 15, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203242/sunlight-modulates-fruit-metabolic-profile-and-shapes-the-spatial-pattern-of-compound-accumulation-within-the-grape-cluster
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Noam Reshef, Natasha Walbaum, Nurit Agam, Aaron Fait
Vineyards are characterized by their large spatial variability of solar irradiance (SI) and temperature, known to effectively modulate grape metabolism. To explore the role of sunlight in shaping fruit composition and cluster uniformity, we studied the spatial pattern of incoming irradiance, fruit temperature and metabolic profile within individual grape clusters under three levels of sunlight exposure. The experiment was conducted in a vineyard of Cabernet Sauvignon cv. located in the Negev Highlands, Israel, where excess SI and midday temperatures are known to degrade grape quality...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202308/nanaomycin-h-a-new-nanaomycin-analog
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Takuji Nakashima, Toru Kimura, Rei Miyano, Hirotaka Matsuo, Tomoyasu Hirose, Aoi Kimishima, Kenichi Nonaka, Masato Iwatsuki, Jun Nakanishi, Yōko Takahashi, Satoshi Ōmura
Physicochemical screening identified a new nanaomycin analog, nanaomycin H, which was isolated from a culture broth of Streptomyces rosa subsp. notoensis OS-3966. This microorganism is already known to produce seven nanaomycin compounds, (nanaomycin A to G). Structural elucidation of nanaomycin H showed it to be a pyranonaphthoquinone with a mycothiol moiety. A N-acetylcysteine S-conjugate of nanaomycin H, without α-glucosamine linked to myo-inositol moiety, mercapturic acid derivative, was also detected in the same culture broth...
February 12, 2017: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202214/lethal-neonatal-case-and-review-of-primary-short-chain-enoyl-coa-hydratase-sceh-deficiency-associated-with-secondary-lymphocyte-pyruvate-dehydrogenase-complex-pdc-deficiency
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Jirair K Bedoyan, Samuel P Yang, Sacha Ferdinandusse, Rhona M Jack, Alexander Miron, George Grahame, Suzanne D DeBrosse, Charles L Hoppel, Douglas S Kerr, Ronald J A Wanders
Mutations in ECHS1 result in short-chain enoyl-CoA hydratase (SCEH) deficiency which mainly affects the catabolism of various amino acids, particularly valine. We describe a case compound heterozygous for ECHS1 mutations c.836T>C (novel) and c.8C>A identified by whole exome sequencing of proband and parents. SCEH deficiency was confirmed with very low SCEH activity in fibroblasts and nearly absent immunoreactivity of SCEH. The patient had a severe neonatal course with elevated blood and cerebrospinal fluid lactate and pyruvate concentrations, high plasma alanine and slightly low plasma cystine...
February 2, 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199941/effect-directed-analysis-reveals-inhibition-of-zebrafish-uptake-transporter-oatp1d1-by-caulerpenyne-a-major-secondary-metabolite-from-the-invasive-marine-alga-caulerpa-taxifolia
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P Marić, M Ahel, I Senta, S Terzić, I Mikac, A Žuljević, T Smital
Caulerpa taxifolia is a marine alga of tropical and subtropical distribution and a well-known invasive species in several temperate regions. Its invasiveness mainly stems from the production of secondary metabolites, some of which are toxic or repellent substances. In this study we investigated the possible inhibitory effects of C. taxifolia secondary metabolites on the activity of two zebrafish (Danio rerio) uptake transporters that transport organic anions (Oatp1d1) and cations (Oct1). Both transporters were transiently transfected and overexpressed in human embryonic kidney HEK293T cells...
February 2, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198089/a-comprehensive-proteome-map-of-glandular-trichomes-of-hop-humulus-lupulus-l-female-cones-identification-of-biosynthetic-pathways-of-the-major-terpenoid-related-compounds-and-possible-transport-proteins
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Antoine Champagne, Marc Boutry
Female flowers of hop (Humulus lupulus) are an essential source of terpenoid-related compounds, which are mainly used as flavoring in the beer brewing process. The compounds involved are bitter acids, terpenophenolics, as well as mono- and sesquiterpenoids. In this work, we analyzed the proteome of purified glandular trichomes (lupulin glands) from female flowers, which produce and accumulate these compounds. An extensive 2D-LC-MS/MS analysis identified 1,015 proteins. Of these, most correspond to housekeeping and primary metabolism-related proteins, albeit predominantly including amino acid and lipid metabolism, which feeds the specialized (secondary) metabolism...
February 15, 2017: Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197590/rats-urinary-metabolomes-reveal-the-potential-roles-of-functional-foods-and-exercise-in-obesity-management
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Mohamed A Farag, N M Ammar, T E Kholeif, N S Metwally, N M El-Sheikh, Ludger A Wessjohann, A Z Abdel-Hamid
The complexity of the metabolic changes in obese individuals still presents a challenge for the understanding of obesity-related metabolic disruptions and for obesity management. In this study, a gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC-MS) based metabolomics approach targeting urine metabolism has been applied to assess the potential roles of functional foods and exercise for obesity management in rats. Male albino rats diagnosed as obese via histopathology and biochemical assays were administered functional foods in common use for obesity management including pomegranate, grapefruit, and red cabbage juice extracts in parallel with swimming exercise...
February 15, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197163/quinolizidine-alkaloid-biosynthesis-in-lupins-and-prospects-for-grain-quality-improvement
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REVIEW
Karen M Frick, Lars G Kamphuis, Kadambot H M Siddique, Karam B Singh, Rhonda C Foley
Quinolizidine alkaloids (QAs) are toxic secondary metabolites found within the genus Lupinus, some species of which are commercially important grain legume crops including Lupinus angustifolius (narrow-leafed lupin, NLL), L. luteus (yellow lupin), L. albus (white lupin), and L. mutabilis (pearl lupin), with NLL grain being the most largely produced of the four species in Australia and worldwide. While QAs offer the plants protection against insect pests, the accumulation of QAs in lupin grain complicates its use for food purposes as QA levels must remain below the industry threshold (0...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197160/digital-gene-expression-analysis-provides-insight-into-the-transcript-profile-of-the-genes-involved-in-aporphine-alkaloid-biosynthesis-in-lotus-nelumbo-nucifera
#19
Mei Yang, Lingping Zhu, Ling Li, Juanjuan Li, Liming Xu, Ji Feng, Yanling Liu
The predominant alkaloids in lotus leaves are aporphine alkaloids. These are the most important active components and have many pharmacological properties, but little is known about their biosynthesis. We used digital gene expression (DGE) technology to identify differentially-expressed genes (DEGs) between two lotus cultivars with different alkaloid contents at four leaf development stages. We also predicted potential genes involved in aporphine alkaloid biosynthesis by weighted gene co-expression network analysis (WGCNA)...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196972/genus-kitasatospora-taxonomic-features-and-diversity-of-secondary-metabolites
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REVIEW
Yōko Takahashi
The genus Kitasatospora was proposed in 1982. Although Kitasatospora strains resemble Streptomyces strains in morphology, they are clearly different in cell-wall composition, as they contain both LL- and meso-diaminopimelic acid. Aerial and submerged spores contain LL-, while vegetative and submerged mycelia contain mainly meso- in their cell walls. Currently, 23 species have been validly proposed. Members of the genus Kitasatospora form a tight cluster and represent a legitimate genus distinct from Streptomyces on the basis of phylogenetic analysis of 16S rRNA gene sequences...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Antibiotics
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