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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448543/heterologous-expression-of-a-thermophilic-diacylglycerol-acyltransferase-triggers-triglyceride-accumulation-in-escherichia-coli
#1
Beatriz Lázaro, Juan A Villa, Omar Santín, Matilde Cabezas, Cintia D F Milagre, Fernando de la Cruz, Gabriel Moncalián
Triglycerides (TAGs), the major storage molecules of metabolic energy and source of fatty acids, are produced as single cell oil by some oleogenic microorganisms. However, these microorganisms require strict culture conditions, show low carbon source flexibilities, lack efficient genetic modification tools and in some cases pose safety concerns. TAGs have essential applications such as behaving as a source for added-value fatty acids or giving rise to the production of biodiesel. Hence, new alternative methods are urgently required for obtaining these oils...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446771/monitoring-global-protein-thiol-oxidation-and-protein-s-mycothiolation-in-mycobacterium-smegmatis-under-hypochlorite-stress
#2
Melanie Hillion, Jörg Bernhardt, Tobias Busche, Martina Rossius, Sandra Maaß, Dörte Becher, Mamta Rawat, Markus Wirtz, Rüdiger Hell, Christian Rückert, Jörn Kalinowski, Haike Antelmann
Mycothiol (MSH) is the major low molecular weight (LMW) thiol in Actinomycetes. Here, we used shotgun proteomics, OxICAT and RNA-seq transcriptomics to analyse protein S-mycothiolation, reversible thiol-oxidations and their impact on gene expression in Mycobacterium smegmatis under hypochlorite stress. In total, 58 S-mycothiolated proteins were identified under NaOCl stress that are involved in energy metabolism, fatty acid and mycolic acid biosynthesis, protein translation, redox regulation and detoxification...
April 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444602/bioactive-guided-fractionation-of-diols-from-streptomyces-sp-msl
#3
Raja Hima Bindhu Madasu, Vijayalakshmi Muvva, Rajesh Kumar Munaganti, Kumar Reddy Dorigondla, Venkateswarlu Yenamandra
An actinomycete strain with a great potential to produce bioactive compounds isolated from a laterite soil was identified as Streptomyces sp. MSL based on 16S rDNA sequence analysis. Secondary metabolites produced by the strain in optimized nutrient broth were extracted and analyzed by chromatographic and spectroscopic techniques. Among the different fractions, four diols, viz., (1) (2R,3R)-2,3-Butanediol, (2) (2R,3S)-2,3-Butanediol, (3) 2,3-dimethyl-2,3-butanediol (Pinacol), and (4) (3R)-1,3-Butanediol exhibited good antimicrobial activity...
May 2017: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442735/novel-antibiotic-screening-methods-to-awaken-silent-or-cryptic-secondary-metabolic-pathways-in-actinomycetes
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REVIEW
Hiroyasu Onaka
Streptomyces have the potential to produce more than 30 secondary metabolites; however, the expression of most metabolite biosynthetic gene clusters is cryptic or silent. Indeed, the expression of these genes is conditional and dependent on culture conditions. To activate such gene clusters, many methods have been developed. In this review, I describe two activation approaches developed in my laboratory: use of the activation mediator goadsporin and combined-culture. Goadsporin is a chemical substance isolated from Streptomyces sp...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Antibiotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442708/the-complete-12%C3%A2-mb-genome-and-transcriptome-of-nonomuraea-gerenzanensis-with-new-insights-into-its-duplicated-magic-rna-polymerase
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Valeria D'Argenio, Mauro Petrillo, Daniela Pasanisi, Caterina Pagliarulo, Roberta Colicchio, Adelfia Talà, Maria Stella de Biase, Mario Zanfardino, Emanuela Scolamiero, Chiara Pagliuca, Antonio Gaballo, Annunziata Gaetana Cicatiello, Piergiuseppe Cantiello, Irene Postiglione, Barbara Naso, Angelo Boccia, Miriana Durante, Luca Cozzuto, Paola Salvatore, Giovanni Paolella, Francesco Salvatore, Pietro Alifano
In contrast to the widely accepted consensus of the existence of a single RNA polymerase in bacteria, several actinomycetes have been recently shown to possess two forms of RNA polymerases due the to co-existence of two rpoB paralogs in their genome. However, the biological significance of the rpoB duplication is obscure. In this study we have determined the genome sequence of the lipoglycopeptide antibiotic A40926 producer Nonomuraea gerenzanensis ATCC 39727, an actinomycete with a large genome and two rpoB genes, i...
December 21, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441878/four-new-anthraquinones-from-a-soil-actinomycete-streptomyces-sp-ws-13394-and-their-bioactivities
#6
Zhaoyuan Wu, Yani Zhang, Wei Fang, Liqiao Shi, Zhongyi Wan
Further chemical study of secondary metabolites from the soil actinomycete Streptomyces sp. WS-13394 resulted in the isolation of four new alkylated anthraquinone analogues (5-8). Their structures were elucidated on the basis of extensive spectroscopic analysis, including HR-ESI-MS, 1D and 2D NMR. The new compounds, together with analogues obtained before (1-4), were tested for their in vitro cytotoxicity against Huh-7 and SGC-7901.
April 25, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440502/marine-actinomycete-crude-extracts-with-potent-trail-resistance-overcoming-activity-against-breast-cancer-cells
#7
Mohammed I Y Elmallah, Olivier Micheau, Mennat Allah G Eid, Ali M S Hebishy, Mohamed S Abdelfattah
Tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) is a promising anticancer agent, as it can kill tumor cells selectively. In our search of bioactive natural products to overcome TRAIL-resistance, we isolated 47 actinomycete strains from different sediments and seawater samples collected from the Red Sea coast in Egypt and found four crude extracts (EGY1, EGY3, EGY24 and EGY34) displaying TRAIL sensitizing activity in the resistant breast cancer cell line MDA-MB-231. None of these crude extracts exhibited cytotoxic effect on normal mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEF), with the exception of EGY34...
April 21, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438038/bisamides-and-rhamnosides-from-mangrove-actinomycete-streptomyces-sp-sz-a15
#8
Qiaoqiao Ma, Wanjing Ding, Zhe Chen, Zhongjun Ma
Four new bisamides 1-4, and two new rhamnosides (5, 6), along with four known compounds 7-10, were isolated from a scale culture of the mangrove-derived actinomycete Streptomyces sp. SZ-A15. All structures were determined through analysis of the UV, IR, HRESIMS, 1D and 2D NMR spectra as well as by comparison with literature data. BRD4 inhibition of all isolated compounds was evaluated. As for the ability to inhibit protein BRD4, compound 9 exhibited moderate activity with the value of 78.4 ± 2.2% at 10 μM...
April 24, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417084/antioxidant-antimicrobial-activity-and-bioactive-compounds-of-bergenia-ciliata-sternb-a-valuable-medicinal-herb-of-sikkim-himalaya
#9
Mithilesh Singh, Neha Pandey, Vasudha Agnihotri, K K Singh, Anita Pandey
Bergenia ciliata Sternb., commonly known as Paashaanbhed, is a well known herb of Sikkim Himalaya with various pharmaceutical properties. However, scientific exploration of B. ciliata, growing in the Sikkim Himalaya, for phytochemicals and pharmacological properties is in infancy. With this view, the present study was undertaken to investigate B. ciliata leaf extracts for antioxidant, antimicrobial activity and bioactive compounds. Three solvents viz., methanol, ethyl acetate and hexane were used for extraction and the respective leaf extracts were analyzed for total phenolic and flavonoid contents along with the antioxidant and antimicrobial activities...
April 2017: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412515/genome-wide-determination-of-transcription-start-sites-reveals-new-insights-into-promoter-structures-in-the-actinomycete-corynebacterium-glutamicum
#10
Andreas Albersmeier, Katharina Pfeifer-Sancar, Christian Rückert, Jörn Kalinowski
The genome-wide identification of transcription start sites, enabled by high-throughput sequencing of a cDNA library enriched for native 5' transcript ends, is ideally suited for the analysis of promoters. Here, the transcriptome of Corynebacterium glutamicum, a non-pathogenic soil bacterium from the actinomycetes branch that is used in industry for the production of amino acids, was analysed by transcriptome sequencing of the 5'-ends of native transcripts. Total RNA samples were harvested from the exponential phase of growth, therefore the study mainly addressed promoters recognized by the main house-keeping sigma factor σ(A)...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409237/prevalence-of-sucretolerant-bacteria-in-common-soils-and-their-isolation-and-characterization
#11
Casper Fredsgaard, Donald B Moore, Fei Chen, Benton C Clark, Mark A Schneegurt
Sucretolerant microbes grow in the presence of sugar concentrations high enough to substantially lower water activities. Natural habitats high in sugars are mainly limited to dried fruit, floral nectar, honey, sugarcane, and associated soils. Organisms that tolerate extremes of solute concentration, high enough to lower water activities, might not be expected in common oligoosmotic soils. We report on the isolation of sucretolerant bacteria from common soils using media supplemented with 50% sucrose (a w 0...
April 13, 2017: Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406517/biochemical-studies-of-inositol-n-acetylglucosaminyltransferase-involved-in-mycothiol-biosynthesis-in-corynebacterium-diphtheria
#12
Yuchuan Guo, Lizhen Wang, Jiatong Guo, Guofeng Gu, Zhongwu Guo
Mycothiol (MSH) is the predominant low molecular weight thiol produced by actinomycetes, and it plays a pivotal role in the bacterial detoxication process. 1L-myo-Inositol-1-phosphate (1L-Ins-1-P) α-N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase (GlcNAc-T), known as MshA, is the only glycosyltransferase involved in MSH biosynthesis. In this work, the MshA from Corynebacterium diphtheria, named as CdMshA, was expressed, purified, and studied in detail. Its enzymatic activity to transfer GlcNAc to 1L-Ins-1-P was confirmed by the isolation and rigorous characterization of its reaction product 3-phospho-1-d-myo-inositol-2-acetamido-2-deoxy-α-d-glucopyranoside...
April 13, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401470/streptomyces-artemisiae-mccb-248-isolated-from-arctic-fjord-sediments-has-unique-pks-and-nrps-biosynthetic-genes-and-produces-potential-new-anticancer-natural-products
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M Dhaneesha, C Benjamin Naman, K P Krishnan, Rupesh Kumar Sinha, P Jayesh, Valsamma Joseph, I S Bright Singh, William H Gerwick, T P Sajeevan
After screening marine actinomycetes isolated from sediment samples collected from the Arctic fjord Kongsfjorden for potential anticancer activity, an isolate identified as Streptomyces artemisiae MCCB 248 exhibited promising results against the NCI-H460 human lung cancer cell line. H460 cells treated with the ethyl acetate extract of strain MCCB 248 and stained with Hoechst 33342 showed clear signs of apoptosis, including shrinkage of the cell nucleus, DNA fragmentation and chromatin condensation. Further to this treated cells showed indications of early apoptotic cell death, including a significant proportion of Annexin V positive staining and evidence of DNA damage as observed in the TUNEL assay...
May 2017: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400238/novel-bioactive-molecules-from-lentzea-violacea-strain-as-08-using-one-strain-many-compounds-osmac-approach
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Aehtesham Hussain, Muzafar A Rather, Mohd S Dar, Mushtaq A Aga, Nisar Ahmad, Aabid Manzoor, Arem Qayum, Aiyatullah Shah, Saleem Mushtaq, Zahoor Ahmad, Qazi P Hassan
A new eudesmane sesquiterpenoid (1), and a new homologue of virginiae butanolide E (2) along with butyl isobutyl phthalate (3) were isolated from, actinomycete-Lentzea violacea strain AS08 isolated from north western Himalayas by stressing on modified one strain-many compounds (OSMAC) method. The structures of the new compounds were elucidated by extensive spectroscopic analyses including 1D, 2D NMR along with HR-ESI-MS and FT-IR data. Herein, a distinctive method was added for inspecting secretory profile of the strain by quantification of extract value of cell free supernatant in different types of culture media fallowed by HPLC profiling of respective extracts, which revealed a highly altered metabolic profile of the strain and formed the base for the selection of media...
March 25, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391477/microbial-xylanases-and-their-industrial-application-in-pulp-and-paper-biobleaching-a-review
#15
Abhishek Walia, Shiwani Guleria, Preeti Mehta, Anjali Chauhan, Jyoti Parkash
Xylanases are hydrolytic enzymes which cleave the β-1, 4 backbone of the complex plant cell wall polysaccharide xylan. Xylan is the major hemicellulosic constituent found in soft and hard food. It is the next most abundant renewable polysaccharide after cellulose. Xylanases and associated debranching enzymes produced by a variety of microorganisms including bacteria, actinomycetes, yeast and fungi bring hydrolysis of hemicelluloses. Despite thorough knowledge of microbial xylanolytic systems, further studies are required to achieve a complete understanding of the mechanism of xylan degradation by xylanases produced by microorganisms and their promising use in pulp biobleaching...
May 2017: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389850/production-and-partial-characterization-of-biosurfactant-produced-by-streptomyces-sp-r1
#16
Nor Syafirah Zambry, Adilah Ayoib, Nur Asshifa Md Noh, Ahmad Ramli Mohd Yahya
The present study focused on developing a wild-type actinomycete isolate as a model for a non-pathogenic filamentous producer of biosurfactants. A total of 33 actinomycetes isolates were screened and their extracellular biosurfactants production was evaluated using olive oil as the main substrate. Out of 33 isolates, 32 showed positive results in the oil spreading technique (OST). All isolates showed good emulsification activity (E24) ranging from 84.1 to 95.8%. Based on OST and E24 values, isolate R1 was selected for further investigation in biosurfactant production in an agitated submerged fermentation...
April 7, 2017: Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382471/two-new-species-of-the-genus-streptomyces-streptomyces-camponoti-sp-nov-and-streptomyces-cuticulae-sp-nov-isolated-from-the-cuticle-of-camponotus-japonicus-mayr
#17
Chenyu Piao, Weiwei Zheng, Yao Li, Chongxi Liu, Liying Jin, Wei Song, Kai Yan, Xiangjing Wang, Wensheng Xiang
Two novel actinomycetes, designated strains 2C-SSA16(2)(T) and 1C-GS8(T), were isolated from the cuticle of Camponotus japonicus Mayr, collected from Northeast Agricultural University, Heilongjiang Province, north China. Both of them contained genes (involved in antibiotics biosynthesis) of the ketosynthase (KS) and methyl malonyl transferase domains (PKS-I) and the adenylation domain (NRPS). A polyphasic study was carried out to establish the taxonomic positions of these strains. The 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis showed that the two novel isolates 2C-SSA16(2)(T) and 1C-GS8(T) exhibited 98...
April 5, 2017: Archives of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379372/the-microbiological-landscape-of-anaerobic-infections-in-hidradenitis-suppurativa-a-prospective-metagenomic-study
#18
Hélène Guet-Revillet, Jean-Philippe Jais, Marie-Noelle Ungeheuer, Hélène Coignard-Biehler, Sabine Duchatelet, Maïa Delage, Thi Lam, Alain Hovnanian, Olivier Lortholary, Xavier Nassif, Aude Nassif, Olivier Join-Lambert
Background.: Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a frequent and severe disease of the skin, characterized by recurrent or chronic skinfolds suppurative lesions with a high impact on quality of life. Although considered inflammatory, antimicrobial treatments can improve or lead to clinical remission of HS, suggesting triggering microbial factors. Indeed, mixed anaerobic microbiota are associated with a majority of HS lesions. The aim of this study was to characterize the landscape of anaerobic infections in HS using high throughput sequencing...
April 1, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378311/foam-forming-bacteria-in-activated-sludge-effectively-reduced-by-rotifers-in-laboratory-and-real-scale-wastewater-treatment-plant-experiments
#19
Agnieszka Pajdak-Stós, Wioleta Kocerba-Soroka, Janusz Fyda, Mateusz Sobczyk, Edyta Fiałkowska
Lecane inermis rotifers were shown to diminish sludge bulking due to their ability to ingest the filamentous bacteria in activated sludge. To determine if rotifers are also able to control branched actinomycetes, we investigated three other Lecane species (Monogononta). In a week-long experiment, only Lecane tenuiseta significantly reduced the density of Microthrix parvicella and Type 0092 filaments, but in a 2-week experiment, actinomycetes were significantly reduced by most of the tested monogonont rotifers: L...
April 5, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372502/chemistry-and-redox-biology-of-mycothiol
#20
Aníbal Marcelo Reyes, Brandán Pedre Pérez, María Inés De Armas, Maria-Armineh Tossounian, Rafael Radi, Joris Messens, Madia Trujillo
SIGNIFICANCE: Mycothiol (MSH, AcCys-GlcN-Ins) is the main low molecular weight thiol of most Actinomycetes, including the human pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis that affects millions of people worldwide. Strains with decreased MSH content show increased susceptibilities to hydroperoxides and electrophilic compounds. In M. tuberculosis, MSH modulates the response to several anti-tuberculosis drugs. Enzymatic routes involving MSH could provide clues for specific drug design. Recent Advances...
April 3, 2017: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
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