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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087784/interactions-between-zinc-and-allosteric-modulators-of-the-glycine-receptor
#1
Garrett L Cornelison, Anna W Daszkowski, Natasha C Pflanz, S John Mihic
The glycine receptor is a pentameric ligand-gated ion channel involved in fast inhibitory neurotransmission in the central nervous system. Zinc is an allosteric modulator of glycine receptor function, enhancing the effects of glycine at nM to low μM concentrations, and inhibiting its effects at higher concentrations. Low nM concentrations of contaminating zinc in electrophysiological buffers are capable of synergistically enhancing receptor modulation by other compounds such as ethanol. This suggests that, unless accounted for, previous studies of glycine receptor modulation were measuring the effects of modulator plus co-modulation by zinc on receptor function...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079180/the-herbivore-induced-plant-volatiles-methyl-salicylate-and-menthol-positively-affect-growth-and-pathogenicity-of-entomopathogenic-fungi
#2
Yongwen Lin, Muhammad Qasim, Mubasher Hussain, Komivi Senyo Akutse, Pasco Bruce Avery, Chandra Kanta Dash, Liande Wang
Some herbivore-induced-plant volatiles (HIPVs) compounds are vital for the functioning of an ecosystem, by triggering multi-trophic interactions for natural enemies, plants and herbivores. However, the effect of these chemicals, which play a crucial role in regulating the multi-trophic interactions between plant-herbivore-entomopathogenic fungi, is still unknown. To fill this scientific gap, we therefore investigated how these chemicals influence the entomopathogenic fungi growth and efficacy. In this study, Lipaphis erysimi induced Arabidopsis thaliana HIPVs were collected using headspace system and detected with GC-MS, and then analyzed the effects of these HIPVs chemicals on Lecanicillium lecanii strain V3450...
January 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078624/millipede-defensive-compounds-are-a-double-edged-sword-natural-history-of-the-millipede-parasitic-genus-myriophora-brown-diptera-phoridae
#3
John M Hash, Jocelyn G Millar, John M Heraty, James F Harwood, Brian V Brown
Toxic defensive secretions produced by millipedes in the orders Julida, Spirobolida, Spirostreptida, and Polydesmida are highly repellent to most vertebrate and invertebrate natural enemies, but a few insects have evolved mechanisms to overcome these defenses. We demonstrate that highly specialized parasitic phorid flies in the species-rich genus Myriophora use volatile millipede defensive compounds as kairomones for host location. Of the two predominant quinone components in the defensive blend of juliform millipedes, 2-methoxy-3-methyl-1,4-benzoquinone alone was sufficient to attract adult flies of both sexes; however, a combination of 2-methoxy-3-methyl-1,4-benzoquinone and 2-methyl-1,4-benzoquinone increased attractiveness nearly threefold...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Chemical Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078623/identification-of-host-fruit-volatiles-from-snowberry-symphoricarpos-albus-attractive-to-rhagoletis-zephyria-flies-from-the-western-united-states
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Dong H Cha, Shannon B Olsson, Wee L Yee, Robert B Goughnour, Glen R Hood, Monte Mattsson, Dietmar Schwarz, Jeffrey L Feder, Charles E Linn
A mixture of behaviorally active volatiles was identified from the fruit of snowberry, Symphoricarpos albus laevigatus, for Rhagoletis zephyria flies reared from snowberry fruit. A nine-component blend containing 3-methylbutan-1-ol (3%), dimethyl trisulfide (1%), 1-octen-3-ol (40%), myrcene (8%), nonanal (9%), linalool (13%), (3E)-4,8-dimethyl-1,3,7-nonatriene (DMNT, 6%), decanal (15%), and β-caryophyllene (5%) was identified that gave consistent electroantennogram activity and was behaviorally active in flight tunnel tests...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Chemical Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078425/odorant-receptors-and-antennal-lobe-morphology-offer-a-new-approach-to-understanding-olfaction-in-the-asian-longhorned-beetle
#5
Robert F Mitchell, Loyal P Hall, Peter F Reagel, Duane D McKenna, Thomas C Baker, John G Hildebrand
The Asian longhorned beetle Anoplophora glabripennis (Motchulsky) is an exotic forest pest that has repeatedly invaded North America and Europe from Asia, and has the potential to kill millions of trees and cause billions of dollars in damage. Traps baited with an attractive mixture of volatile organic compounds from hosts have been of limited success in monitoring invasion sites. We propose that lures might be improved through studying the olfactory system of adult beetles, especially the gene family of odorant receptors (ORs) and the structure of the antennal lobes of the brain...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Comparative Physiology. A, Neuroethology, Sensory, Neural, and Behavioral Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078414/application-of-hs-spme-gc-ms-method-for-the-detection-of-active-moulds-on-historical-parchment
#6
Tomasz Sawoszczuk, Justyna Syguła-Cholewińska, Julio M Del Hoyo-Meléndez
The goal of this work was to analyse the profile of microbial volatile organic compounds (MVOCs) emitted by moulds growing on parchment samples, in search of particular volatiles mentioned in the literature as indicators of active mould growth. First, the growth of various moulds on samples of parchment was assessed. Those species that showed collagenolytic activity were then inoculated on two types of media: samples of parchment placed on media and on media containing amino acids that are elements of the structure of collagen...
January 11, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078400/characterization-of-four-endophytic-fungi-as-potential-consolidated-bioprocessing-hosts-for-conversion-of-lignocellulose-into-advanced-biofuels
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Weihua Wu, Ryan W Davis, Mary Bao Tran-Gyamfi, Alan Kuo, Kurt LaButti, Sirma Mihaltcheva, Hope Hundley, Mansi Chovatia, Erika Lindquist, Kerrie Barry, Igor V Grigoriev, Bernard Henrissat, John M Gladden
Recently, several endophytic fungi have been demonstrated to produce volatile organic compounds (VOCs) with properties similar to fossil fuels, called "mycodiesel," while growing on lignocellulosic plant and agricultural residues. The fact that endophytes are plant symbionts suggests that some may be able to produce lignocellulolytic enzymes, making them capable of both deconstructing lignocellulose and converting it into mycodiesel, two properties that indicate that these strains may be useful consolidated bioprocessing (CBP) hosts for the biofuel production...
January 12, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078256/volatile-compound-physicochemical-and-antioxidant-properties-of-beany-flavor-removed-soy-protein-isolate-hydrolyzates-obtained-from-combined-high-temperature-pre-treatment-and-enzymatic-hydrolysis
#8
Sang-Hun Yoo, Yoon Hyuk Chang
The present study investigated the volatile compound, physicochemical, and antioxidant properties of beany flavor-removed soy protein isolate (SPI) hydrolyzates produced by combined high temperature pre-treatment and enzymatic hydrolysis. Without remarkable changes in amino acid composition, reductions of residual lipoxygenase activity and beany flavor-causing volatile compounds such as hexanol, hexanal, and pentanol in SPI were observed after combined heating and enzymatic treatments. The degree of hydrolysis, emulsion capacity and stability, 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl radical scavenging activity, and superoxide radical scavenging activity of SPI were significantly increased, but the magnitudes of apparent viscosity, consistency index, and dynamic moduli (G', G″) of SPI were significantly decreased after the combined heating and enzymatic treatments...
December 2016: Preventive Nutrition and Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077775/dung-odours-signal-sex-age-territorial-and-oestrous-state-in-white-rhinos
#9
Courtney Marneweck, Andreas Jürgens, Adrian M Shrader
Mammals commonly communicate olfactorily via urine. However, the extent to which they communicate via dung, another waste product, is unknown. Behavioural studies suggest that mammals can obtain information from dung odours but are unclear about the information transmitted. Moreover, an understanding of the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) released from dung is limited. To address this, we analysed the odours emitted from the dung of free-ranging white rhinos, and found that 2,3-dimethylundecane signalled an individual's sex, heptanal discriminated age class, nonane defined male territorial status and 2,6-dimethylundecane indicated female oestrous state...
January 11, 2017: Proceedings. Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077760/effective-delivery-of-volatile-biocides-employing-mesoporous-silicates-for-treating-biofilms
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Andrea C Chan, Marimar Bravo Cadena, Helen E Townley, Mark D Fricker, Ian P Thompson
Nanoparticulate delivery of biocides has the potential to decrease levels of exposure to non-target organisms, and miminize long-term exposure that can promote the development of resistance. Silica nanoparticles are an ideal vehicle since they are inert, biocompatible, biodegradable, and thermally and chemically stable. Encapsulation of biocides within nanoparticulates can improve their stability and longevity and maximize the biocidal potential of hydrophobic volatile compounds. Herein, we have shown that the plant secondary metabolites allyl isothiocyanate and cinnamaldehyde demonstrated increased antimicrobial activity against Escherichia coli in planktonic form, when packaged into mesoporous silica nanoparticles...
January 2017: Journal of the Royal Society, Interface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076463/in-vitro-effects-of-melaleuca-alternifolia-essential-oil-on-growth-and-production-of-volatile-sulphur-compounds-by-oral-bacteria
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Talita Signoreti Graziano, Caroline Morini Calil, Adilson Sartoratto, Gilson César Nobre Franco, Francisco Carlos Groppo, Karina Cogo-Müller
Objective: Halitosis can be caused by microorganisms that produce volatile sulphur compounds (VSCs), which colonize the surface of the tongue and subgingival sites. Studies have reported that the use of natural products can reduce the bacterial load and, consequently, the development of halitosis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the antimicrobial activity of the essential oil of Melaleuca alternifolia on the growth and volatile sulphur compound (VSC) production of oral bacteria compared with chlorhexidine...
November 2016: Journal of Applied Oral Science: Revista FOB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076380/a-device-independent-evaluation-of-carbonyl-emissions-from-heated-electronic-cigarette-solvents
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Ping Wang, Wenhao Chen, Jiawen Liao, Toshiki Matsuo, Kazuhide Ito, Jeff Fowles, Dennis Shusterman, Mark Mendell, Kazukiyo Kumagai
OBJECTIVES: To investigate how the two main electronic (e-) cigarette solvents-propylene glycol (PG) and glycerol (GL)-modulate the formation of toxic volatile carbonyl compounds under precisely controlled temperatures in the absence of nicotine and flavor additives. METHODS: PG, GL, PG:GL = 1:1 (wt/wt) mixture, and two commercial e-cigarette liquids were vaporized in a stainless steel, tubular reactor in flowing air ranging up to 318°C to simulate e-cigarette vaping...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074741/efficiency-of-rosemary-and-basil-essential-oils-on-the-shelf-life-extension-of-atlantic-mackerel-scomber-scombrus-fillets-stored-at-2%C3%A2-c
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Romdhane Karoui, Abdo Hassoun
The objective of the present study was to evaluate the impact of rosemary and basil essential oils (EOs) on the qualityof Atlantic mackerel fillets stored at 2°C up to 15 days. Atlantic mackerel (<em>Scomber scombrus</em>) fillets were periodically evaluated to assess their textural, color, physicochemical, and spectral characteristics. The results indicated that rosemary and basil treatments were effective for inhibiting the formation of total volatile basic nitrogen (TVB-N) and lipid oxidation products during storage...
January 11, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074509/editorial-volatile-organic-compounds-in-irritable-bowel-syndrome-technology-for-an-accurate-and-reliable-point-of-care-test
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EDITORIAL
R Sood, A C Ford
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February 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074245/antifeedants-produced-by-bacteria-associated-with-the-gut-of-the-pine-weevil-hylobius-abietis
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Karolin Axelsson, Vera Konstanzer, Gunaratna Kuttuva Rajarao, Olle Terenius, Lisa Seriot, Henrik Nordenhem, Göran Nordlander, Anna-Karin Borg-Karlson
The pine weevil, Hylobius abietis, is a severe forest pest insect as it feeds on newly planted conifer seedlings. To identify and develop an antifeedant could be one step towards the protection of seedlings from feeding damage by the pine weevil. With the aim to trace the origin of the antifeedants previously found in feces of the pine weevil, we investigated the culturable bacteria associated with the gut and identified the volatiles they produced. Bacterial isolates were identified by 16S ribosomal RNA gene analysis...
January 10, 2017: Microbial Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073471/biochemistry-and-genetics-of-taste-and-odor-producing-cyanobacteria
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REVIEW
Susan B Watson, Paul Monis, Peter Baker, Steven Giglio
Cyanobacteria are one of the principal sources of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) which cause offensive taste and odor (T&O) in drinking and recreational water, fish, shellfish and other seafood. Although non-toxic to humans, these T&O compounds severely undermine public trust in these commodities, resulting in substantial costs in treatment, and lost revenue to drinking water, aquaculture, food and beverage and tourist/hospitality industries. Mitigation and control have been hindered by the complexity of the communities and processes which produce and modify T&O events, making it difficult to source-track the major producer(s) and the factors governing VOC production and fate...
April 2016: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073253/harnessing-insect-microbe-chemical-communications-to-control-insect-pests-of-agricultural-systems
#17
John J Beck, Rachel L Vannette
Insect pests cause serious economic, yield, and food safety problems to managed crops worldwide. Compounding these problems, insect pests often vector pathogenic or toxigenic microbes to plants. Previous work has considered plant-insect and plant-microbe interactions separately. Although insects are well-understood to use plant volatiles to locate hosts, microorganisms can produce distinct and abundant volatile compounds that in some cases strongly attract insects. In this paper, we focus on the microbial contribution to plant volatile blends, highlighting the compounds emitted and the potential for variation in microbial emission...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071913/oxygenate-induced-tuning-of-aldehyde-amine-reactivity-and-its-atmospheric-implications
#18
Josue E Perez, Manoj Kumar, Joseph S Francisco, Amitabha Sinha
Atmospheric aerosols often contain a significant fraction of carbon-nitrogen functionality, which makes gas-phase aldehyde-amine chemistries an important source of nitrogen containing compounds in aerosols. Here we use high-level ab initio calculations to examine the key determinants of amine (ammonia, methylamine, and dimethylamine) addition onto three different aldehydes (acetaldehyde, glycolaldehyde, and 2-hydroperoxy acetaldehyde), with each reaction being catalyzed by a single water molecule. The model aldehydes reflect different degrees of oxygenation at a site adjacent to the carbonyl moiety, the α-site, and represent typical oxygenates that can arise from atmospheric oxidation especially under conditions where the concentration of NO is low...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070022/stable-isotope-profiles-reveal-active-production-of-vocs-from-human-associated-microbes
#19
Joann Phan, Simone Meinardi, Barbara Barletta, Donald Blake, Katrine Whiteson
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) measured from exhaled breath have great promise for the diagnosis of bacterial infections. However, determining human or microbial origin of VOCs detected in breath remains a great challenge. For example, the microbial fermentation product 2,3-butanedione was recently found in the breath of CF patients; parallel culture-independent metagenomic sequencing of the same samples revealed that Streptococcus and Rothia spp. have the genetic capacity to produce 2,3-butanedione. To investigate whether the genetic capacity found in metagenomes translates to bacterial production of a VOC of interest such as 2,3-butanedione, we fed stable isotopes to three bacterial strains isolated from Cystic Fibrosis (CF) patients: two Gram-positive bacteria, Rothia mucilaginosa and Streptococcus salivarius, and a dominant opportunistic Gram-negative pathogen, Pseudomonas aeruginosa...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Breath Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068588/evaluation-of-muscodor-cinnamomi-as-an-egg-biofumigant-for-the-reduction-of-microorganisms-on-eggshell-surfaces-and-its-effect-on-egg-quality
#20
Nakarin Suwannarach, Chariya Kaewyana, Arpaporn Yodmeeklin, Jaturong Kumla, Kenji Matsui, Saisamorn Lumyong
The presence of microorganisms on the eggshell surface is a factor of consideration in determining egg quality. These microorganisms can contribute to egg spoilage and can infect the egg. In this study, 18 morphotypes of microorganisms were isolated from eggshells. Morphological, biochemical, physiological and molecular analyses were used to identify these morphotypes into 7 species; Bacillus drentensis, Staphylococcus arlettae, Stap. cohnii, Stap. kloosii, Stap. saprophyticus, Stap. sciuri and Stap. xylosus...
December 28, 2016: International Journal of Food Microbiology
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