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Jerusalem artichokes

Marco Mattonai, Erika Ribechini
Reactive pyrolysis is a technique that provides mechanistic information by performing pyrolysis of the substrate in a sealed glass capsule at elevated temperature and pressure for relatively long time. This technique has already shown great potential for the analysis of biomass, favouring the formation of only the most thermostable compounds. In this work, both fast and reactive pyrolysis with on-line gas chromatography-mass spectrometry analysis (Py-GC/MS) are used to study fructose, inulin and Jerusalem artichoke tubers (Heliantus tuberosus)...
August 9, 2018: Analytica Chimica Acta
Kun Yan, Shijie Zhao, Mingxing Cui, Guangxuan Han, Pei Wen
Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus L.) is an important energy crop for utilizing coastal marginal land. This study was to investigate waterlogging tolerance of Jerusalem artichoke through photosynthetic diagnose with emphasis on photosystem II (PSII) and photosystem I (PSI) performance. Potted plants were subjected to severe (liquid level 5 cm above vermiculite surface) and moderate (liquid level 5 cm below vermiculite surface) waterlogging for 9 days. Large decreased photosynthetic rate suggested photosynthesis vulnerability upon waterlogging...
February 17, 2018: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
Samarthya Bhagia, Jorge F S Ferreira, Ninad Kothari, Angelica Nunez, Xuan Liu, Nildo da Silva Dias, Donald L Suarez, Rajeev Kumar, Charles E Wyman
Currently, major biofuel crops are also food crops that demand fertile soils and good-quality water. Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus, Asteraceae) produces high tonnage of tubers that are rich in sugars, mainly in the form of inulin. In this study, plants of the cultivar 'White Fuseau' grown under five salinity levels were evaluated for tuber yield. Results indicated that this cultivar is moderately salt-tolerant if the goal is tuber production. Hydraulic pressings of the tubers produced juice that contained 15% (wet weight) or 55% (dry weight) free sugars, with 70% of these in the form of inulin and the rest as fructose, sucrose, and glucose...
February 24, 2018: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
Rui Luo, Xiaoyang Song, Ziwei Li, Aiqin Zhang, Xiufeng Yan, Qiuying Pang
In addition to their role as reserve carbohydrates, fructans have been recognized as compounds that are protective against adverse environments. The aim of this study was to identify changes in the content and the degree of polymerization (DP) of fructan in sprouting tubers of Jerusalem artichoke under salt stress. Fructan was extracted from tubers at 1, 3, 5, and 7 days after planting in sandy loam soil irrigated with NaCl solution. Fructan accumulation and polymerization and the expression of genes encoding enzymes for fructan synthesis and degradation were evaluated...
January 30, 2018: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
Shiqi Lv, Bin Yang, Yixuan Kou, Jun Zeng, Ruixiong Wang, Yumeng Xiao, Fencan Li, Ying Lu, Yuwen Mu, Changming Zhao
This study was conducted to evaluate the effects of mercury stress on growth, photosynthesis and mercury accumulation in different cultivars of a non-food energy crop, Jerusalem artichoke, and to screen appropriate cultivars for their efficacy in the phytoremediation of mercury (Hg2+) contaminated soil. Cultivars LZJ033 (high above-ground biomass and nutrient content, and strongly sexual reproduction) and LZJ119 (a long period of vegetative growth) exhibited more tolerance to mercury stress than LZJ047 (the highest tuber yield and total sugar content)...
2018: PeerJ
Irene A Rubel, Carolina Iraporda, Rocio Novosad, Fernanda A Cabrera, Diego B Genovese, Guillermo D Manrique
In this study the operational extraction variables to obtain higher yields of inulin from Jerusalem artichoke tubers (JAT), as well as the optimal conditions to obtain a stable and dispersible powdered product by either spray or freeze drying, were studied. With this purpose, the powder yield, moisture content, water activity and flowability or products obtained by different experimental conditions were analyzed. Inulin rich carbohydrates (IRC) extraction was performed from lyophilized and ground tubers employing distilled hot water as solvent...
January 2018: Food Research International
Arthitaya Kawee-Ai, Nuntinee Ritthibut, Apisit Manassa, Churairat Moukamnerd, Thunnop Laokuldilok, Suthat Surawang, Sutee Wangtueai, Yuthana Phimolsiripol, Joe M Regenstein, Phisit Seesuriyachan
Prebiotic substances are extracted from various plant materials or enzymatic hydrolysis of different substrates. The production of fructo-oligosaccharide and inulo-oligosaccharide was carried out by applying two substrates, sucrose and inulin; oligosaccharide yields were maximized using central composite design to evaluate that the parameters influencing oligosaccharide production. Inulin from Jerusalem artichoke (5-15% w/v), sucrose (50-70% w/v), and inulinase from Aspergillus niger (2-7 U/g) were used as variable parameters for the optimization...
January 22, 2018: Preparative Biochemistry & Biotechnology
Jung-Hoon Bae, Hyun-Jin Kim, Mi-Jin Kim, Bong Hyun Sung, Jae-Heung Jeon, Hyun-Soon Kim, Yong-Su Jin, Dae-Hyuk Kweon, Jung-Hoon Sohn
An efficient production system for optically pure l- and d-lactic acid (LA) from Jerusalem artichoke tuber powder (JAP) was developed by metabolic engineering of Kluyveromyces marxianus. To construct LA-producing strains, the ethanol fermentation pathway of K. marxianus was redirected to LA production by disruption of KmPDC1 and expression of l- and d-lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) genes derived from Lactobacillus plantarum under the control of the K. marxianus translation elongation factor 1α promoter. To further increase the LA titer, the l-LA and d-LA consumption pathway of host strains was blocked by deletion of the oxidative LDH genes KmCYB2 and KmDLD1...
January 20, 2018: Journal of Biotechnology
Aiqin Zhang, Dongming Han, Yu Wang, Huifang Mu, Tong Zhang, Xiufeng Yan, Qiuying Pang
Ribosome activation and sugar metabolic process mainly act on the regulation of salt tolerance in the bioenergy crop Helianthus tuberosus L. as dissected by integrated transcriptomic and proteomic analyses. Helianthus tuberosus L. is an important halophyte plant that can survive in saline-alkali soil. It is vitally necessary to build an available genomic resource to investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying salt tolerance in H. tuberosus. De novo assembly and annotation of transcriptomes were built for H...
March 2018: Planta
Wenyue Zhan, Lijin Jin, Jiao Jiao, Xi Zhang, Yan Zhang, Haiyan Zhao, Mingxiang Liang
Inulinases from microorganisms have been extensively studied for their role in the production of fructose from fructan. Fructan can also be hydrolyzed by plant fructan exohydrolases (FEHs), but these enzymes have not been used to produce fructose commercially. Two Ht1-FEHs (Ht1-FEH I and Ht1-FEH II) were recently characterized in Jerusalem artichoke. In this study, we cloned the third member of the Ht1-FEH family in Jerusalem artichoke (i.e., Ht1-FEH III). When heterologously expressed in Pichia pastoris X-33, Ht1-FEH III not only demonstrated hydrolysis activity towards β (2, 1)-linked fructans and β (2, 6)-linked levan, but also towards sucrose...
March 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
Yan-Ming Wang, Jian-Qiang Zhao, Jun-Li Yang, Pema Tsering Idong, Li-Juan Mei, Yan-Duo Tao, Yan-Ping Shi
Jerusalem artichoke (JA, Helianthus tuberosus L.) has been researched extensively due to its wide range of uses, but there are limited studies on its flowers. In this study, we report the first detailed phytochemical study on JA flowers, which yielded 21 compounds. Compound 4 was identified as a major water-soluble yellow pigment of JA flowers. In addition, the methanol extract of JA flowers and the isolates were evaluated for their antioxidant and α-glucosidase inhibitory activities. Among the tested compounds, compound 13 showed the strongest ABTS(+) free radical scavenging activity with SC50 value of 2...
November 9, 2017: Natural Product Research
Michalina Horochowska, Elżbieta Kołeczek, Zygmunt Zdrojewicz, Jacek Jagiełło, Karolina Pawlus
Topinambour (Helianthus tuberosus L.), also known as the Jerusalem artichoke is a plant, which origins from North America. In XVII century it was brought to the Europe. For ages it was cultivated due to edible tuber and its healing properties.The aim of the article is to present medical properties and application of topinmbour in patient's diet. Many studies were performed on animals to specify medical properties of topinambour. Results show, that topinambour lowers plasma glucose, total cholesterol and triglyceride levels...
2017: Pediatric Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
Sajjad Syed Raffic Ali, Kondusamy Ambasankar, Mohamed Saiyad Musthafa, Ramasamy Harikrishnan
A 45 days feeding trial was conducted to study the effect of Jerusalem artichoke (JA) on growth performance, body composition, biochemical, immuno-hematological parameters and disease resistance in Asian seabass (Lates calcarifer) fingerlings against Aeromonas hydrophila. JA was supplemented at three different levels viz., control 0, 5, 10, and 20 g kg(-1) in the commercial diet (403 g kg(-1)protein and 89 g kg (-1)lipid) in L. calcarifer. The results showed that there were no significant (P > 0...
September 9, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
Kunchit Judprasong, Nidthida Archeepsudcharit, Kedsiri Chantapiriyapoon, Pharrunrat Tanaviyutpakdee, Piya Temviriyanukul
This study determined nutrients, chemical contaminants, (insecticide residues and heavy metals), and natural toxic substances (nitrate, nitrite, cyanide, oxalate, phytate, and trypsin inhibitor) in tubers of Jerusalem artichokes-Kaentawan in the Thai language-grown in four major provinces in Thailand. They were purchased, prepared, homogenized, and freeze-dried for further analysis using standard methods. All Kaentawan samples contained considerable amounts of fructans and dietary fiber (15.4±0.2gand3.2±0...
January 1, 2018: Food Chemistry
Hailong Cao, Min Yue, Gang Liu, Yuguang Du, Heng Yin
In the present study, the conversion of the extract of Jerusalem artichoke tubers for mannitol production by Lactobacillus brevis 3-A5 was investigated. When the bacterium utilized enzymatic hydrolysates of Jerusalem artichoke extract as the main substrates in batch fermentation, the significant decrease in mannitol productivity was observed when the initial concentration of reducing sugar increased. Then, a strategy of continuous fed-batch fermentation was adopted for improving mannitol production with enzymatic hydrolysates of Jerusalem artichoke extract as main substrates...
August 17, 2017: Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry
Ling Jiang, Qian Wu, Qing Xu, Liying Zhu, He Huang
Clostridium tyrobutyricum ATCC25755 has been reported as being able to produce significant quantities of hydrogen. In this study, the exo-inulinase encoding gene cloned from Paenibacillus polymyxa SC-2 was into the expression plasmid pSY6 and expressed in the cells of C. tyrobutyricum. The engineered C. tyrobutyricum strain efficiently fermented the inulin-type carbohydrates from Jerusalem artichoke, without any pretreatment being necessary for the production of hydrogen. A comparatively high hydrogen yield (3...
August 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
Li-Jie Chen, You-Duo Wu, Chuang Xue, Feng-Wu Bai
Jerusalem artichoke (JA) can grow well in marginal lands with high biomass yield, and thus is a potential energy crop for biorefinery. The major biomass of JA is from tubers, which contain inulin that can be easily hydrolyzed into a mixture of fructose and glucose, but fructose utilization for producing butanol as an advanced biofuel is poor compared to glucose-based ABE fermentation by Clostridium acetobutylicum. In this article, the impact of extracellular redox potential (ORP) on the process is studied using a mixture of fructose and glucose to simulate the hydrolysate of JA tubers...
July 21, 2017: Biotechnology Journal
Naoto Okada, Shinya Kobayashi, Kouta Moriyama, Kohsuke Miyataka, Shinji Abe, Chiemi Sato, Kazuyoshi Kawazoe
OBJECTIVES: To analyze the effects of feeding Helianthus tuberosus (HT) tubers on glucose tolerance and lipid profile in rats fed a high-fat diet (HFD). METHODS: A normal HFD or HFD including 10 w/w% HT tubers (HFD + HT) was fed to F334/Jcl rats. After 10 weeks, organ weights, glucose tolerance, and lipid profile were analyzed. RESULTS: The body weight, liver weight, and epidermal fat content in the HFD group were higher than those of the normal group, and similar to those of the HFD + HT group...
May 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine
M Glatter, M Bochnia, F Goetz, J Gottschalk, G Koeller, N Mielenz, D Hillegeist, J M Greef, A Einspanier, A Zeyner
This study aimed to investigate the impact of the supplementation of a pre-biotic compound [Jerusalem artichoke meal (JAM)] on the glycaemic and insulinaemic response in healthy, non-obese warm-blooded horses. Six adult mares [mean body weight (bwt) 529 ± 38.7 kg; body condition score 5.1 ± 0.49/9] were used. In two equal meals per day, the horses received crushed oat grains (1 g starch/kg bwt per day) and meadow hay (2 kg/100 kg bwt per day) which together were likely to meet the energy recommendation for light work (GfE, )...
June 2017: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
Ruiqi Bao, Xiangying Wu, Sasa Liu, Tongzhou Xie, Chenxu Yu, Xinping Lin
Limiting nitrogen supply has been routinely used as the master regulator to direct lipid biosynthesis. However, this strategy does not work with nitrogen-rich substrates, such as Jerusalem artichoke (JA), a fructose-based biomass, while it is difficult to obtain a high carbon-to-nitrogen (C/N) molar ratio. In this study, an alternative strategy to promote lipid accumulation by the oleaginous yeast Trichosporon fermentans CICC 1368 was developed by limiting phosphorous supply, and this strategy was implemented with JA hydrolysate as substrate...
June 17, 2017: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
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