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Mikrobiolohichnyi zhurnal (Kiev, Ukraine : 1993), 74(6), 16-23 (2013-01-09)
A scheme of isolation and purification of the enzyme with alpha-L-rhamnosidase activity from culture liquid Cryptococcus albidus 1001 has been developed. It included fractionation by ammonium sulfate and chromatography on TSK-gels Toyopearl HW-60, Fractogel TSK DEAE-650-s and Sepharose 6B. The
Thiago S Frauches et al.
Toxicon : official journal of the International Society on Toxinology, 71, 49-56 (2013-06-05)
Neutralizing monoclonal antibodies against three major toxic components of Bothrops atrox venom were produced and tested. The mAbs against phospholipase A2, hemorrhagic metalloprotease, and thrombin-like enzymes were produced in large amounts and purified with caprylic acid followed by ammonium sulfate
Aubérie Parent et al.
Nature communications, 6, 5686-5686 (2015-01-20)
Friedreich's ataxia is a severe neurodegenerative disease caused by the decreased expression of frataxin, a mitochondrial protein that stimulates iron-sulfur (Fe-S) cluster biogenesis. In mammals, the primary steps of Fe-S cluster assembly are performed by the NFS1-ISD11-ISCU complex via the
Okhil K Nag et al.
Journal of pharmaceutical sciences, 104(1), 114-123 (2014-11-14)
We report the synthesis of an acyl-anchored superhydrophilic polymer (SHP) for external surface modification of liposome surface. N¹-(2-aminoethyl)-N⁴-hexadecyl-2-tetradecylsuccinamide conjugated with SHP (HDAS-SHP) was synthesized and used for modifying the liposome surface. Unlike polyethylene glycol (PEG)-phospholipids, which are commonly used for
S Ishwarya et al.
Preparative biochemistry & biotechnology, 43(1), 95-107 (2012-12-12)
A serine protease was purified 6.9-fold from the leaves of Thespesia populnea using ammonium sulfate fractionation followed by CM-cellulose and Sephadex G-100 chromatography. The purified enzyme was named populnein and was characterized. It was made up of a single polypeptide
Małgorzata Anita Bryszewska et al.
Journal of trace elements in medicine and biology : organ of the Society for Minerals and Trace Elements (GMS), 29, 91-98 (2014-12-04)
In this study, we investigate the type and quantity of selenium compounds in fish and marine organisms, using ion-pair reversed phase LC–ICP-MS, developed and applied for the analysis of Atlantic cod, Atlantic salmon, Greenland halibut, Atlantic herring, blue mussel, common
Rafael Guerrero-Preston et al.
Oncology reports, 32(2), 505-512 (2014-06-14)
Methylation alterations of CpG islands, CpG island shores and first exons are key events in the formation and progression of human cancer, and an increasing number of differentially methylated regions and genes have been identified in breast cancer. Recent studies
Shin-Jen Lin et al.
Journal of virology, 89(2), 1083-1093 (2014-11-08)
Iron is an essential nutrient for nearly all living organisms, including both hosts and invaders. Proteins such as ferritin regulate the iron levels in a cell, and in the event of a pathogenic invasion, the host can use an iron-withholding
Emmanuel Amoakwah et al.
Bulletin of environmental contamination and toxicology, 93(2), 187-191 (2014-06-25)
The use of conventional methods to clean up the soil is very expensive and destructive to the ecosystem. The concept of phytoextraction has been introduced to safely manage soils contaminated with heavy metals. However, using plants to remediate polluted soils
M Venkataramana et al.
Journal of food science and technology, 51(9), 1920-1928 (2014-09-06)
Fumonisins are one of the most agriculturally significant environmental toxins produced by Fusarium and Aspergillus species that grow on agricultural commodities in the field or during storage. Cereals contaminated with fumonisins causes serious loss to agricultural produce leads to health
Francisco Gasteazoro et al.
Analytical biochemistry, 471, 44-50 (2014-12-03)
Ethylene is a key molecule in organic synthesis currently produced by steam cracking of fossil hydrocarbons. In nature, ethylene is produced in higher plants by 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic acid oxidase (ACCO). Biocatalytic alternatives for ethylene production are still far from being competitive
Takashi Hotta et al.
Current biology : CB, 31(4), 900-907 (2021-01-23)
Detyrosination of the α-tubulin C-terminal tail is a post-translational modification (PTM) of microtubules that is key for many biological processes.1 Although detyrosination is the oldest known microtubule PTM,2-7 the carboxypeptidase responsible for this modification, VASH1/2-SVBP, was identified only 3 years
Shiwani Shukla et al.
Archiv der Pharmazie, 347(7), 486-495 (2014-05-02)
A series of 4,6-diaryl/heteroarylpyrimidones was synthesized employing silica-supported fluoroboric acid under solvent-free conditions in a microwave reactor. The catalytic influence of HBF4-SiO2 was investigated in detail to optimize the reaction conditions. The synthesized compounds were evaluated for in vitro xanthine
Naozumi Ohnishi et al.
Chemical & pharmaceutical bulletin, 62(6), 538-544 (2014-06-03)
A novel in vitro release test methodology for a liposome formulation was developed using a column-switching high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) system. Doxorubicin (DXR) liposome formulations were used as a model. A DXR liposome formulation was dispersed into a release medium
Ryoko Satake et al.
Journal of bioscience and bioengineering, 120(5), 498-503 (2015-04-29)
Glucose dehydrogenase (GDH) is of interest for its potential applications in the field of glucose sensors. To improve the performance of glucose sensors, GDH is required to have strict substrate specificity. A novel flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD)-dependent GDH was isolated
Yali Zhang et al.
Journal of dairy science, 98(12), 8445-8453 (2015-10-28)
Dregea sinensis Hemsl. is used as a milk coagulant to produce goat milk cakes in Yunnan, China. However, the composition of milk-clotting compounds and the related mechanism have not been reported. Crude protease was extracted from the stem, purified, and
Jana Keller et al.
Archives of toxicology, 88(11), 2033-2059 (2014-10-03)
Two Ceria nanomaterials (NM-211 and NM-212) were tested for inhalation toxicity and organ burdens in order to design a chronic and carcinogenicity inhalation study (OECD TG No. 453). Rats inhaled aerosol concentrations of 0.5, 5, and 25 mg/m(3) by whole-body exposure
Sonoko Ishino et al.
Biochimie, 118, 264-269 (2015-06-28)
Base deamination is a typical form of DNA damage, and it must be repaired quickly to maintain the genome integrity of living organisms. Endonuclease Q (EndoQ), recently found in the hyperthermophilic archaea, is an enzyme that cleaves the phosphodiester bond
David A Nagel et al.
Environmental toxicology and pharmacology, 38(3), 968-976 (2014-12-03)
Mixtures of pesticides in foodstuffs and the environment are ubiquitous in the developed world and although agents are usually exhaustively tested individually, the toxicological implications of pesticide mixtures are underreported. In this study, the effects of two fungicides, fenhexamid and
Juliana Lucena Schussel et al.
Cancer biomarkers : section A of Disease markers, 15(1), 11-17 (2014-12-20)
DACT genes regulates Wnt as well TGF-β pathway, and were already associated with hepatocellular and lung cancer. Alterations on Wnt/β-catenin were associated with head and neck cancer through β-catenin cytoplasmatic accumulation. The aim of the study was to evaluate DACT1
Amr Y Esmat et al.
Pharmaceutical biology, 53(1), 138-146 (2014-09-23)
The antitumor activity of aloin, the active anthraquinone of Aloe juice, against different murine and human tumors has been reported. In the present study, the impact of repeated aloin treatment at its maximum tolerated dose on serum levels of lipid
Neha Singhal et al.
The Biochemical journal, 461(2), 189-203 (2014-08-07)
Malaria parasites must respond to stresses and environmental signals to perpetuate efficiently during their multistage development in diverse environments. To gain insights into the parasite's stress response mechanisms, we investigated a conserved Plasmodium protein, which we have named plasmoDJ1 on
O A Adaramoye et al.
The West Indian medical journal, 63(5), 408-415 (2015-03-18)
To evaluate and compare the antioxidant and acetylcholinestrase (AChE)-inhibitory properties of aerial parts of Strophanthus preussii (leaves, stem and root named as SPL, SPS and SPR, respectively) while catechin served as standard. The antioxidant and AchE-inhibitory properties of the methanol
Marc A DePaul et al.
Scientific reports, 5, 16795-16795 (2015-11-20)
Following spinal cord injury (SCI), immune-mediated secondary processes exacerbate the extent of permanent neurological deficits. We investigated the capacity of adult bone marrow-derived stem cells, which exhibit immunomodulatory properties, to alter inflammation and promote recovery following SCI. In vitro, we
Yohei Y Yamamoto et al.
Journal of molecular biology, 426(14), 2667-2678 (2014-05-27)
Chaperonins are ubiquitous molecular chaperones with the subunit molecular mass of 60kDa. They exist as double-ring oligomers with central cavities. An ATP-dependent conformational change of the cavity induces the folding of an unfolded protein that is captured in the cavity.
Elamaran Meibalan et al.
Eukaryotic cell, 14(4), 371-384 (2015-02-11)
Malaria parasites replicating inside red blood cells (RBCs) export a large subset of proteins into the erythrocyte cytoplasm to facilitate parasite growth and survival. PTEX, the parasite-encoded translocon, mediates protein transport across the parasitophorous vacuolar membrane (PVM) in Plasmodium falciparum-infected
Hiroko Kobayashi et al.
Biological & pharmaceutical bulletin, 37(11), 1843-1847 (2014-11-05)
Here, we determined the sequence of a cDNA encoding a guanylic acid-specific ribonuclease (RNase He1) from Hericium erinaceus that exhibits high sequence identity (59%) with RNase Po1, an enzyme with anti-cancer activity and which is found in Pleurotus ostreatus. RNase
Janaina de Cássia Orlandi Sardi et al.
Virulence, 6(6), 642-651 (2015-06-10)
Paracoccidioides species are dimorphic fungi that initially infect the lungs but can also spread throughout the body. The spreading infection is most likely due to the formation of a biofilm that makes it difficult for the host to eliminate the
Simon Gareth Broadley et al.
Acta crystallographica. Section D, Biological crystallography, 68(Pt 11), 1450-1459 (2012-10-24)
MshB, a zinc-based deacetylase, catalyses a step in the mycothiol biosynthetic pathway that involves the deacetylation of 1-O-(2-acetamido-2-deoxy-α-D-glucopyranosyl)-D-myo-inositol (GlcNAc-Ins), via cleavage of an amide bond, to 1-O-(2-amino-2-deoxy-α-D-glucopyranosyl)-D-myo-inositol (GlcN-Ins) and acetate. In this study, MshB was expressed, purified and crystallized. A
Sedigheh Khamehchian et al.
Human vaccines & immunotherapeutics, 10(6), 1633-1638 (2014-03-20)
A combined process of ammonium sulfate precipitation (salting out) and ion-exchange chromatography on DEAE-Sepharose CL-6B was used to prepare camel antivenom (IgG) against Naja Naja Oxiana for therapy. In the ammonium sulfate precipitation, the best condition for fractionation of IgG
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