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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342316/solvent-free-enzyme-activity-quick-high-yielding-mechano-enzymatic-hydrolysis-of-cellulose-into-glucose
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Fabien Hammerer, Leigh Loots, Jean-Louis Do, J P Daniel Therien, Christopher W Nickels, Tomislav Friscic, Karine Auclair
Mechanochemistry enables enzymatic cleavage of cellulose into glucose without bulk solvents, acids, other aggressive reagents or substrate pre-treatment. This clean mechano-enzymatic process is also directly applicable to biomass, avoids many limitations associated with the use of cellulases, and produces glucose concentrations >3 times the highest obtained by conventional methods.
January 17, 2018: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342098/mechano-enzymatic-deconstruction-with-a-new-enzymatic-cocktail-to-enhance-enzymatic-hydrolysis-and-bioethanol-fermentation-of-two-macroalgae-species
#2
Sameh Amamou, Cecilia Sambusiti, Florian Monlau, Eric Dubreucq, Abdellatif Barakat
The aim of this study was to explore the efficiency of a mechano-enzymatic deconstruction of two macroalgae species for sugars and bioethanol production, by using a new enzymatic cocktail (Haliatase) and two types of milling modes (vibro-ball: VBM and centrifugal milling: CM). By increasing the enzymatic concentration from 3.4 to 30 g/L, the total sugars released after 72 h of hydrolysis increased (from 6.7 to 13.1 g/100 g TS and from 7.95 to 10.8 g/100 g TS for the green algae U. lactuca and the red algae G...
January 17, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341597/the-wyl-domain-of-the-pif1-helicase-from-the-thermophilic-bacterium-thermotoga-elfii-is-an-accessory-single-stranded-dna-binding-module
#3
Nicholas M Andis, Christopher W Sausen, Ashna Alladin, Matthew Bochman
PIF1 family helicases are conserved from bacteria to man. With the exception of the well-studied yeast PIF1 helicases (e.g., ScPif1 and ScRrm3), however, very little is known about how these enzymes help maintain genome stability. Indeed, we lack a basic understanding of the protein domains found N- and C-terminal to the characteristic central PIF1 helicase domain in these proteins. Here, using chimeric constructs, we show that the ScPif1 and ScRrm3 helicase domains are interchangeable and that the N-terminus of ScRrm3 is important for its function in vivo...
January 17, 2018: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341591/the-development-of-benzimidazole-based-clickable-probes-for-the-efficient-labeling-of-cellular-protein-arginine-deiminases-pads
#4
Venkatesh J Nemmara, Venkataraman Subramanian, Aaron Muth, Santanu Mondal, Ari J Salinger, Aaron J Maurais, Ronak Tilvawala, Eranthie Weerapana, Paul R Thompson
Citrullination is the post-translational hydrolysis of peptidyl-arginines to form peptidyl-citrulline, a reaction that is catalyzed by the protein arginine deiminases (PADs), a family of calcium-regulated enzymes. Aberrantly increased protein citrullination is associated with a slew of autoimmune diseases (e.g., rheumatoid arthritis (RA), multiple sclerosis, lupus, and ulcerative colitis) and certain cancers. Given the clear link between increased PAD activity and human disease, the PADs are therapeutically relevant targets...
January 17, 2018: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341588/human-neuraminidase-isoenzymes-show-variable-activities-for-9-o-acetyl-sialoside-substrates
#5
Carmanah D Hunter, Neha Khanna, Michele R Richards, Reza Rezaei Darestani, Chunxia Zou, John S Klassen, Christopher W Cairo
Recognition of terminal sialic acids is central to many cellular processes, and structural modification of sialic acid can disrupt these interactions. A prominent, naturally occuring, modification of sialic acid is 9-O-acetylation (9-O-Ac). Study of this modification through generation and analysis of 9-O-Ac sialosides is challenging due to the lability of the acetate group. Fundamental questions regarding the role of 9-O-Ac sialic acids remain unanswered, including what effect it may have on recognition and hydrolysis by the human neuraminidase enzymes (hNEU)...
January 17, 2018: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341394/hydrolysis-by-catalytic-iggs-of-microrna-specific-for-patients-with-schizophrenia
#6
Evgeny A Ermakov, Svetlana A Ivanova, Valentina N Buneva, Georgy A Nevinsky
Significant importance of autoimmune changes in the pathogenesis of schizophrenia (SCZ) is not established. Here, we present the first evidence that autoantibodies of 100% SCZ patients possess RNase activity: сCMP > poly(C) > poly(A) > yeast RNA. In addition, we have got an unexpected result: there was revealed site-specific hydrolysis of four known SCZ specific microRNAs (miR-137, miR-9-5p, miR-219-2-3p, and miR-219a-5p) playing an important role in the regulation of several genes functioning...
January 17, 2018: IUBMB Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340654/antioxidant-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibitory-activity-and-other-functional-properties-of-egg-white-proteins-and-their-derived-peptides-a-review
#7
E D N S Abeyrathne, X Huang, D U Ahn
Egg white contains many functionally important proteins: ovalbumin (54%), ovotransferrin (12%), ovomucoid (11%), ovoglobulin (G2 and G3, 8%), ovomucin (3.5%), and lysozyme (3.5%) are major proteins, while ovoinhibitors, ovomacroglobulin, ovoglycoprotein, ovoflavoprotein, thiamine-binding proteins, and avidin are minor proteins present in egg white. These proteins, as well as the peptides derived from the proteins, have been recognized for their functional importance as antioxidant, antimicrobial, metal-chelating, anti-viral, anti-tumour, and angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE)-inhibitory activities...
January 11, 2018: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340615/a-simple-method-to-detect-the-tandem-repeat-of-the-cyp51a-promoter-in-azole-resistant-strains-of-aspergillus-fumigatus
#8
Takahito Toyotome, Daisuke Hagiwara, Akira Watanabe, Katsuhiko Kamei
We designed primers and cycling probes to detect the tandem repeat (TR) of cyp51A promoter in Aspergillus fumigatus. A control-probe was designed to anneal to the outside of the TR region, whereas a TR-probe was designed to anneal to the inside of the TR region. For amplification and probe-hydrolysis detection, the CycleavePCR system was used. Although the difference between Ct values of the wild-type genome for the control-probe and the TR-probe was around -0.1, the difference between Ct values of TR-harboring strains was around 0...
January 11, 2018: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340150/xylose-absorption-fermentation-and-post-absorptive-metabolism-in-the-pig
#9
REVIEW
Nichole F Huntley, John F Patience
Xylose, as β-1,4-linked xylan, makes up much of the hemicellulose in cell walls of cereal carbohydrates fed to pigs. As inclusion of fibrous ingredients in swine diets continues to increase, supplementation of carbohydrases, such as xylanase, is of interest. However, much progress is warranted to achieve consistent enzyme efficacy, including an improved understanding of the utilization and energetic contribution of xylanase hydrolysis product (i.e. xylooligosaccharides or monomeric xylose). This review examines reports on xylose absorption and metabolism in the pig and identifies gaps in this knowledge that are essential to understanding the value of carbohydrase hydrolysis products in the nutrition of the pig...
2018: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339619/improved-sludge-dewaterability-and-hydrolysis-performance-after-pretreatment-with-fenton-s-reagent
#10
Hongying Yuan, Yuping Yang, Jian Yuan, Yanning Wang, Yameng Song, Jingfang Lu, Jianyang Song
The dewaterability of excess sludge significantly improved upon pretreatment with Fenton's reagent in this study. After 0.9 g/L of Fe2+ and 5.0 g/L of H2O2 were added to the sludge, and reacted for 2 h at pH = 4, the specific resistance to filtration (SRF) of the excess sludge decreased from an initial value of 29.74 × 1012 m/kg to 6.49 × 1012 m/kg. The factors that affected this improvement in sludge dewaterability as evaluated by SRF reduction showed the following order: H2O2 > pH > Fe2+ > reaction time...
January 2018: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339289/characterization-of-two-extracellular-%C3%AE-glucosidases-produced-from-the-cellulolytic-fungus-aspergillus-sp-ydj216-and-their-potential-applications-for-the-hydrolysis-of-flavone-glycosides
#11
Jong Min Oh, Jae Pil Lee, Seung Cheol Baek, Seul Gi Kim, Yang Do Jo, Jungho Kim, Hoon Kim
A cellulolytic fungus YDJ216 was isolated from a compost and identified as an Aspergillus sp. strain. Two extracellular β-glucosidases, BGL1 and BGL2, were purified using ultrafiltration, ammonium sulfate fractionation, and High-Q chromatography. Molecular masses of BGL1 and BGL2 were estimated to be 97 and 45 kDa, respectively, by SDS-PAGE. The two enzymes eluted as one peak at 87 kDa by Sephacryl S-200 chromatography, and located at similar positions in a zymogram after intact gel electrophoresis, suggesting BGL1 and BGL2 might be monomeric and dimeric, respectively...
January 12, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339117/expression-activation-and-processing-of-a-novel-plant-milk-clotting-aspartic-protease-in-pichia-pastoris
#12
Lucía Feijoo-Siota, José Luis R Rama, Angeles Sánchez-Pérez, Tomás G Villa
Galium verum, also known as Lady's Bedstraw or Cheese Rennet, is a herbaceous perennial plant traditionally used in cheese-making. We used RACE PCR to isolate novel enzymes from Galium verum with the ability to clot milk. This approach generated two cDNA sequences (named preprogaline A and B) encoding proteins displaying the typical plant aspartic protease primary structure. Preprogaline B was expressed in the yeast Pichia pastoris, after deleting and replacing its original signal peptide with the yeast α-factor signal peptide from Saccharomyces cerevisiae...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338454/chemical-computational-and-functional-insights-into-the-chemical-stability-of-the-hedgehog-pathway-inhibitor-gant61
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Andrea Calcaterra, Valentina Iovine, Bruno Botta, Deborah Quaglio, Ilaria D'Acquarica, Alessia Ciogli, Antonia Iazzetti, Romina Alfonsi, Ludovica Lospinoso Severini, Paola Infante, Lucia Di Marcotullio, Mattia Mori, Francesca Ghirga
This work aims at elucidating the mechanism and kinetics of hydrolysis of GANT61, the first and most-widely used inhibitor of the Hedgehog (Hh) signalling pathway that targets Glioma-associated oncogene homologue (Gli) proteins, and at confirming the chemical nature of its bioactive form. GANT61 is poorly stable under physiological conditions and rapidly hydrolyses into an aldehyde species (GANT61-A), which is devoid of the biological activity against Hh signalling, and a diamine derivative (GANT61-D), which has shown inhibition of Gli-mediated transcription...
December 2018: Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337873/two-novel-proline-containing-catechin-glucoside-from-water-soluble-extract-of-codonopsis-pilosula
#14
Fu-Ying Qin, Li-Zhi Cheng, Yong-Ming Yan, Bao-Hua Liu, Yong-Xian Cheng
Choushenflavonoids A (1) and B (2), two unusual proline-containing catechin glucosides, were isolated from the roots of Codonopsis pilosula cultivated in a high-altitude location of Yunnan province. Their structures were determined by spectroscopic data and chemical methods. Specifically, the absolute configuration of glucose residue in 1 and 2 was assigned by acid hydrolysis followed by derivatization and gas chromatography (GC) analysis. In addition, biological evaluation of 1 and 2 against Sirtuin 1 (SIRT1) was carried out...
January 16, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337601/mango-kernel-fat-fractions-as-potential-healthy-food-ingredients-a-review
#15
Jun Jin, Qingzhe Jin, Casimir C Akoh, Xingguo Wang
Mango kernel fat (MKF) has been reported to have high functional and nutritional potential. However, its application in food industry has not been fully explored or developed. In this review, the chemical compositions, physical properties and potential health benefits of MKF are described. MKF is a unique fat consisting of 28.9-65.0% of 1,3-distearoyl-2-oleoyl-glycerol with excellent oxidative stability index (58.8-85.2 h at 110 °C), making the fat and its fractions suitable for use as high-value added food ingredients such as cocoa butter alternatives, trans-free shortenings, and a source of natural antioxidants (e...
January 16, 2018: Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337538/sustainable-polyester-elastomers-from-lactones-synthesis-properties-and-enzymatic-hydrolyzability
#16
Guilhem X De Hoe, Michael T Zumstein, Brandon J Tiegs, Jacob P Brutman, Kristopher McNeill, Michael Sander, Geoffrey W Coates, Marc A Hillmyer
Chemically cross-linked elastomers are an important class of polymeric materials with excellent temperature and solvent resistance. However, nearly all elastomers are petroleum-derived and persist in the environment or in landfills long after they are discarded; this work strives to address these issues by demonstrating the synthesis of renewable, enzymatically hydrolyzable, and mechanically competitive polyester elastomers. The elastomers described were synthesized using a novel bis(β-lactone) cross-linker and star-shaped, hydroxyl-terminated poly(γ-methyl-ε-caprolactone)...
January 16, 2018: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337269/inhibitors-of-phosphodiesterases-in-the-treatment-of-cough
#17
REVIEW
Juraj Mokry, Anna Urbanova, Martin Kertys, Daniela Mokra
A group of 11 enzyme families of metalophosphohydrolases called phosphodiesterases (PDEs) is responsible for a hydrolysis of intracellular cAMP and cGMP. Xanthine derivatives (methylxanthines) inhibit PDEs without selective action on their single isoforms and lead to many pharmacological effects, e.g. bronchodilation, anti-inflammatory and immunomodulating effects, and thus they can modulate the cough reflex. Contrary, selective PDE inhibitors have been developed to inhibit PDE isoforms with different pharmacological effects based on their tissue expression...
January 11, 2018: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337072/valorization-of-brewer-s-spent-grain-to-prebiotic-oligosaccharide-production-xylanase-catalyzed-hydrolysis-in-vitro-evaluation-with-probiotic-strains-and-in-a-batch-human-fecal-fermentation-model
#18
Mursalin Sajib, Peter Falck, Roya R R Sardari, Sindhu Mathew, Carl Grey, Eva Nordberg Karlsson, Patrick Adlercreutz
Brewer's spent grain (BSG) accounts for around 85% of the solid by-products from beer production. BSG was first extracted to obtain water-soluble arabinoxylan (AX). Using subsequent alkali extraction (0.5 M KOH) it was possible to dissolve additional AX. In total, about 57% of the AX in BSG was extracted with the purity of 45-55%. After comparison of nine xylanases, Pentopan mono BG, a GH11 enzyme, was selected for hydrolysis of the extracts to oligosaccharides with minimal formation of monosaccharides. Growth of Bifidobacterium adolescentis (ATCC 15703) was promoted by the enzymatic hydrolysis to arabinoxylooligosaccharides, while Lactobacillus brevis (DSMZ 1264) utilized only unsubstituted xylooligosaccharides...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336561/a-borane-platinum-complex-undergoing-reversible-hydride-migration-in-solution
#19
Abdollah Neshat, Hamid R Shahsavari, Piero Mastrorilli, Stefano Todisco, Mohsen Golbon Haghighi, Behrouz Notash
Reaction of [Pt(κ2-C,N-ppy)(dmso)Cl], 1 (Hppy = 2-phenylpyridine), with Na[H2B(mb)2] (Hmb = 2-mercapto-benzimidazole) smoothly afforded the complex {[(κ3-S,B,S-HB(mb)2]Pt(κ2-C,N-ppy)H}, 2, featuring a strong reverse-dative Pt → B σ interaction in the solid state. When dissolved in thf (or acetone) solution, 2 undergoes a reversible Pt-H bond activation, establishing an equilibrium between the hexacoordinated 2 and the tetracoordinate complex {[(κ2-S,S-H2B(mb)2]Pt(κ2-C,N-ppy)}, 3, as ascertained by multinuclear NMR...
January 16, 2018: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336154/methods-for-determining-cell-wall-bound-phenolics-in-maize-stem-tissues
#20
Rogelio Santiago, Ana Lopez-Malvar, Carlos Souto, Jaime Barros-Rios
We compared two methods with different sample pretreatment, hydrolysis, and separation procedures to extract cell wall-bound phenolics. The samples were pith and rind tissues from six maize inbred lines reportedly containing different levels of cell wall-bound phenolics. In method 1, pretreated samples were extracted with a C18 solid-phase extraction cartridge, and it took 6 days to complete. In method 2, phenolics were extracted from crude samples with ethyl acetate, it took 2 days to complete and the cost per sample was reduced more than 60 %...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
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