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Hunt Mary C MC Dublin Institute of Technology, College of Sciences & Health, School of Biological Sciences, Kevin Street, Dublin 8, Ireland. Electronic address: - - 2014
Peroxisomes are nearly ubiquitous organelles involved in a number of metabolic pathways that vary between organisms and tissues. A common metabolic function in mammals is the partial degradation of various (di)carboxylic acids via α- and β-oxidation. While only a small number of enzymes catalyze the reactions of β-oxidation, numerous auxiliary ...
Agler M T MT Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering, 214 Riley-Robb Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA E-mail: la249@cornell.edu; Current address: Department of Plant-Microbe Interactions, Max Planck Institute for Plant Research, Carl-von-Linné Weg 10, 50829 Cologne, - - 2014
High productivity and specificity in anaerobic digesters arise because complex microbiomes organize into a metabolic cascade to maximize energy recovery and to utilize the advantage that the gaseous end product methane freely bubbles out of the system. These lessons were applied to ascertain whether a reactor microbiome could be shaped ...
Dobaradaran Sina - - 2014
Trichloroethene and tetrachloroethene are the most common pollutants in groundwater and two of the priority pollutants listed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In previous studies on TCE and PCE photolysis and photochemical degradation, concentration ranges exceeding environmental levels by far with millimolar concentrations of TCE and PCE have been ...
Ramond Elodie E Université Paris Descartes, Sorbonne Paris Cité, Bâtiment Leriche, Paris, France ; INSERM, U1002, Unité de Pathogénie des Infections Systémiques, Paris, - - 2014
Intracellular bacterial pathogens have developed a variety of strategies to avoid degradation by the host innate immune defense mechanisms triggered upon phagocytocis. Upon infection of mammalian host cells, the intracellular pathogen Francisella replicates exclusively in the cytosolic compartment. Hence, its ability to escape rapidly from the phagosomal compartment is critical ...
Pandit Santosh S Department of Preventive Dentistry, Chonbuk National University, Jeonju 561-756, Republic of - - 2014
Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha) is a plant of the Solanaceae family. It has been widely used as a remedy for a variety of ailments in India and Nepal. The plant has also been used as a controlling agent for dental diseases. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the ...
Azmi Mohamad Nurul MN Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur 50603, Malaysia. - - 2014
A phytochemical investigation of the methanolic extract of the bark of Endiandra kingiana led to the isolation of seven new tetracyclic endiandric acid analogues, kingianic acids A-G (1-7), together with endiandric acid M (8), tsangibeilin B (9) and endiandric acid (10). Their structures were determined by 1D- and 2D-NMR analysis ...
Dhara Rupali R Food Engineering and Technology Department, Institute of Chemical - - 2014
Diacylglycerol (DAG)-rich sunflower oil was prepared and the optimal conditions for synthesis of DAG-rich oil by glycerolysis using biocatalyst TLIM was determined. A maximum production of 59.8% DAG was obtained after 5 h of constant reaction under vacuum (756 mm of Hg). The optimum temperature for glycerolysis was found to ...
Yu Zhiliang Z 0000-0003-4849-7055 College of Biological and Environmental Engineering, Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou 310014, - - 2014
L-amino acid oxidase (LAAO) is attracting more attentions due to its broad and important biological functions. Recently, an LAAO-producing marine microorganism (strain B3) was isolated from the intertidal zone of Dinghai sea area, China. Physiological, biochemical, and molecular identifications together with phylogenetic analysis congruously suggested that it belonged to the ...
Zacharof M-P MP Centre for Complex Fluid Processing (CCFP), College of Engineering, Swansea University, Talbot Building, Swansea, SA2 8PP, UK and Centre for Water Advanced Technologies and Environmental Research (CWATER), College of Engineering, Swansea University, Talbot Building, Swansea, SA2 8PP, UK E-mail: - - 2014
Waste effluents from anaerobic digesters of agricultural waste were treated with a range of membranes, including microfiltration and nanofiltration (NF), to concentrate volatile fatty acids (VFA). Microfiltration was applied successfully to produce sterile, particle-free solutions with a VFA concentration of 21.08 mM of acetic acid and 15.81 mM of butyric ...
Ambrozova Jarmila Vavra JV Department of Food Analysis and Chemistry, Faculty of Technology, Tomas Bata University in Zlin, nam. T. G. Masaryka 5555, Zlin CZ-760 01, Czech Republic. - - 2014
Total lipid contents of green (Chlorella pyrenoidosa, C), red (Porphyra tenera, N; Palmaria palmata, D), and brown (Laminaria japonica, K; Eisenia bicyclis, A; Undaria pinnatifida, W, WI; Hizikia fusiformis, H) commercial edible algal and cyanobacterial (Spirulina platensis, S) products, and autotrophically cultivated samples of the green microalga Chlorella kessleri (CK) ...
Durkes Abigail A Department of Comparative Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine (Durkes), Purdue University, West Lafayette, - - 2014
Bicarbonate is critical for acid-base tissue homeostasis. In this study we investigated the role of bicarbonate ion transport in vocal fold epithelial defense to acid challenges. Acidic insults to the larynx are common in gastric reflux, carcinogenesis and metastasis, and acute inflammation. Ion transport was measured in viable porcine vocal ...
Dong Shengzhao S Beijing Key Laboratory of Bioprocess, The Biorefinery Research and Engineering Center of the Ministry of Education of China, College of Life Science and Technology, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029, - - 2014
Haematococcus pluvialis is one of the potent organisms for production of astaxanthin. Up to now, no efficient method has been achieved due to its thick cell wall hindering solvent extraction of astaxanthin. In this study, four different methods, hydrochloric acid pretreatment followed by acetone extraction (HCl-ACE), hexane/isopropanol (6 : 4, v/v) mixture ...
Abdulmalek Emilia E Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor, - - 2014
Here, we focused on a simple enzymatic epoxidation of alkenes using lipase and phenylacetic acid. The immobilised Candida antarctica lipase B, Novozym 435 was used to catalyse the formation of peroxy acid instantly from hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) and phenylacetic acid. The peroxy phenylacetic acid generated was then utilised directly for ...
Ellis Gregory A GA Pharmaceutical Sciences Division, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 777 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI 53705, USA. - - 2014
Two novel trialkyl-substituted aromatic acids, solwaric acids A and B, were isolated from a marine Solwaraspora sp. cultivated from the ascidian Trididemnum orbiculatum. Solwaric acids A and B were isotopically labeled with U-13C glucose, and analysis of a 13C-13C COSY allowed for unambiguous determination of the location of the phenyl ...
Zhou Xiang X Institute of Modern Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 509 Nanchang Road, Lanzhou, Gansu 730000, PR China. - - 2014
Butyric acid as a renewable resource has become an increasingly attractive alternative to petroleum-based fuels. Clostridium tyrobutyricum ATCC 25755T is well documented as a fermentation strain for the production of acids. However, it has been reported that butyrate inhibits its growth, and the accumulation of acetate also inhibits biomass synthesis, ...
Chen Gao - - 2014
Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), which contain two or more double bonds in their backbone, are the focus of intensive global research, because of their nutritional value, medicinal applications, and potential use as biofuel. However, the ability to produce these economically important compounds is limited, because it is both expensive and ...
Tareq Fakir Shahidullah FS Department of Marine Biotechnology, University of Science and Technology, 176 Gajung-dong, 217 Gajungro Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, 305-350, Korea. - - 2014
Concerning the requirements of effective drug candidates to combat against high rising multidrug resistant pathogens, we isolated three new linear lipopeptides, gageostatins A-C (1-3), consisting of hepta-peptides and new 3-β-hydroxy fatty acids from the fermentation broth of a marine-derived bacterium Bacillus subtilis. Their structures were elucidated by analyzing a combination ...
Kamika Ilunga I Department of Environmental, Water and Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science, Tshwane University of Technology, Arcadia Campus, Private Bag X680, Pretoria 0001, South Africa. - - 2014
The impact of polyphosphate-accumulating organism (PAO) and glycogen-accumulating organism (GAO) populations as well as of the chemical profile on the performance of Unit-3 (open elutriation tanks) and Unit-5 (covered elutriation tank) of the City of Johannesburg Northern Wastewater Treatment Works was determined. Physicochemical parameters of wastewater samples were measured using ...
Sandjo Louis P LP Johannes-Gutenberg-University Mainz, Institute of Organic Chemistry, Duesbergweg 10-14, D-55128 Mainz, - - 2014
Four new polyketides have been identified in culture filtrates of the fungal strain Penicillium sp. IBWF104-06 isolated from a soil sample. They are structurally based on the same trans-decalinpentanoic acid skeleton as tanzawaic acids A-H. One of the new compounds was found to inhibit the conidial germination in the rice ...
Wei Benxi B The State Key Laboratory of Food Science and Technology, School of Food Science and Technology, Jiangnan University, Wuxi, China ; Synergetic Innovation Center of Food Safety and Nutrition, Jiangnan University, Wuxi, - - 2014
Surface chemical compositions of starch nanocrystals (SNC) prepared using sulfuric acid (H2SO4) and hydrochloric acid (HCl) hydrolysis were analyzed by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and FT-IR. The results showed that carboxyl groups and sulfate esters were presented in SNC after hydrolysis with H2SO4, while no sulfate esters were detected in ...
Ghidini Alice A Department of Biosciences and Nutrition, Karolinska Institutet, Novum, Hälsovägen Huddinge 7, 14183, Sweden. - - 2014
Several different approaches have been explored for conjugation of oligoethers to PNA with internally or N-terminal placed diaminopropionic acid residues. Single and double conjugation of 2-(2-(2-aminoethoxy)ethoxy)ethanol was obtained using carbonyldimidazole. Using a post PNA-assembly coupling procedure the building block 2-(2-(2-(benzoyloxy)ethoxy)ethoxy)acetic acid multiple attachment of 2-(2-(2-hydroxyethoxy)ethoxy)acetyl groups to both N-terminal and ...
Zhao Xiuying - - 2014
Organic acids as important constituents of organic aerosols not only influence the aerosols' hygroscopic property, but also enhance the formation of new particles and secondary organic aerosols. This study reported organic acids including C14-C32 fatty acids, C4-C9 dicarboxylic acids and aromatic acids in PM2.5 collected during winter 2009 at six ...
Zhang Gaosen G Division of Earth and Ecosystem Sciences, Desert Research Institute, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of - - 2014
D-amino acids are toxic for life on Earth. Yet, they form constantly due to geochemical racemization and bacterial growth (the cell walls of which contain D-amino acids), raising the fundamental question of how they ultimately are recycled. This study provides evidence that bacteria use D-amino acids as a source of ...
Clauser Maria - - 2014
The flower heads of fourteen wild Arnica montana L. populations were collected in the summer of 2010 in the provinces of Trento, Brescia and Bergamo (Italy). The dried flowers were analyzed to assess their chemical diversity. HLPC-MS analysis led to the identification of phenolic derivatives and sesquiterpene lactones in the ...
Astudillo Luis - - 2014
Two new diterpenes,2-acetoxy-13-hydroxy-mulin-11-ene and 2-acetoxy-mulin-11, 13-diene,have been isolated from the aerial parts of Azorella spinosa and their structures determined by spectroscopic and conventional chemical methods. Furthermore, 2, 13-dihydroxy-mulin-11-ene was obtained using a basic hydrolysis of the first compound. Two diterpenes reported for other Azorella species have also been found, namely ...
Farahi Mahnaz - - 2014
Silica tungstic acid (STA) has been found to be an efficient and reusable solid acid catalyst for the synthesis of 2-amino-4H-chromenes via the three-component reaction of aromatic aldehydes, malononitrile, and β-naphthol. STA as a novel solid acid was characterized by X-ray fluorescence, X-ray diffraction, and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy.
Zhang Ju-Cheng - - 2014
A new alkylamine derivative and a common fatty acid were isolated from Streptomyces sp. YIM 66142. On the basis of spectral data, including HRMS, NMR and 2D NMR, their structures were determined as medelamine C (1) and isomyristic acid (2). The omega-hydroxyl group in structure 1 is rare in a ...
Langseter Anne Marie AM Department of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, P.O.Box 5003, NO-1432 Ås, - - 2014
The synthesis of the marine natural product 1,6Z,9Z,12Z,15Z-octadecapentaen-3-one (1) has been achieved by two different routes starting from the ethyl esters of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), respectively. Using EPA ethyl ester as starting material the polyunsaturated vinyl ketone lipid 1 was obtained in 17% overall yield.
Rajemiarimiraho Manitriniaina M Centre National d'Application de la Recherche Pharmaceutique (CNARP), BP 702 Antananarivo 101, Madagascar, France. - - 2014
With at least 60% of the Millettia species (Fabaceae) being in medicinal use, we found it relevant to assess the potential antiprotozoal and antifungal activities of Millettia richardiana. Water and methanol crude extracts of the stem barks from M. richardiana and the six fractions resulting from the fractionation of the ...
Buček Aleš A Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, Czech - - 2014
Numerous Δ12-, Δ15- and multifunctional membrane fatty acid desaturases (FADs) have been identified in fungi, revealing great variability in the enzymatic specificities of FADs involved in biosynthesis of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs). Here, we report gene isolation and characterization of novel Δ12/Δ15- and Δ15-FADs named CpFad2 and CpFad3, respectively, from ...
Jiang Mulan M Key Laboratory of Biology and Genetic Improvement of Oil Crops, Ministry of Agriculture, Oil Crops Research Institute of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Wuhan 430062, China. - - 2014
The diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum can accumulate eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) up to 30% of the total fatty acids. This species has been targeted for isolating gene encoding desaturases and elongases for long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid (LC-PUFA) metabolic engineering. Here we first report the cloning and characterization of Δ5-elongase gene in P. ...
Wang Jing J Key Laboratory of Plant Resources Conservation and Sustainable Utilization, South China Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou 510650, - - 2014
Two new 30-noroleanane triterpenes, 2α,3β,20α-trihydroxy-30-norolean-12-en-28-oic acid (1), 2α,3β-dihydroxy-23-oxo-30-norolean-12,20(29)-dien-28-oic acid (2), were isolated from the pericarps of Akebia trifoliata, together with four known ones, 3β-akebonoic acid (3), 2α,3β-dihydroxy-30-noroleana-12,20(29)-dien-28-oic acid (4), 3α-akebonoic acid (5) and quinatic acid (6). Their structures were established on the basis of detailed spectroscopic analysis, and they were ...
Patel Mitesh M Division of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2464 Charlotte Street, Kansas City, MO 64108, - - 2014
Poor systemic concentrations of lopinavir (LPV) following oral administration occur due to high cellular efflux by P-glycoprotein (P-gp) and multidrug resistance-associated proteins (MRPs) and extensive metabolism by CYP3A4 enzymes. In this study, amino acid prodrugs of LPV were designed and investigated for their potential to circumvent efflux processes and first ...
Adler Heidi H Neste Oil Corporation, Technology Center Kilpilahti, P.O. Box 310, 06101 Porvoo, - - 2014
The research was performed to study the simultaneous detection of a homologous series of α , ω -dicarboxylic acids (C2-C10), oxalic, malonic, succinic, glutaric, adipic, pimelic, suberic, azelaic, and sebacic acids, with capillary electrophoresis using indirect UV detection. Good separation efficiency in 2,6-pyridinedicarboxylic acid as background electrolyte modified with myristyl ...
Ni Liang L Key Laboratory o f Polluted Environment Remediation a nd Ecological Health, Ministry of Education, College of Natural Resources and Environmental Science, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China - - 2014
In this study, we measured the composition and free radical scavenging activity of several species of nuts, namely, Torreya grandis, Carya cathayensis, and Myrica rubra. The nut kernels of the aforementioned species are rich in fatty acids, particularly in unsaturated fatty acids, and have 51% oil content. T. grandis and ...
Dey Prabuddha P Advanced Laboratory for Plant Genetic Engineering, Advanced Technology Development Centre, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur, - - 2014
Diacylglycerol acyltransferase (DGAT) activity is an essential enzymatic step in the formation of neutral lipid i.e., triacylglycerol in all living cells capable of accumulating storage lipid. Previously, we characterized an oleaginous yeast Candida tropicalis SY005 that yields storage lipid up to 58% under a specific nitrogen-stress condition, when the DGAT-specific ...
Furtado Fabiana B FB Laboratory of Natural Products and Chromatography, Chemistry Institute, Federal University of Uberlândia, Uberlândia, Minas Gerais 38408-144, Brazil. - - 2014
The seasonal chemical composition of essential oils from Inga laurina was determined by GC/MS. In the stem bark's essential oil extracted during the dry season, the presence of terpenoids (30.05%) stood out, and phytol (9.76%) was the major compound identified. For the stem bark oil obtained during the rainy season, ...
Kabeya Naoki N Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, 1-8 Ichiban-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8472, Japan; Department of Marine Biosciences, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, 4-5-7 Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8477, - - 2013
Marine fishes are generally unable to produce sufficient quantities of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA; 20:5n-3) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA; 22:6n-3) for their normal growth and survival, as the key fatty acid-metabolizing enzymes in the EPA and DHA biosynthetic pathway are limited. It is therefore necessary to supplement cultured marine fish species ...
Smet Lieselotte De LD Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Technology, Ghent University, Ghent, - - 2013
The aim of the study was to increase the bioavailability of itraconazole (ITRA) using nanosized cocrystals prepared via wet milling of ITRA in combination with dicarboxylic acids. Wet milling was used in order to create a nanosuspension of ITRA in combination with dicarboxylic acids. After spray-drying and bead layering, solid ...
Hamberg Mats M Karolinska Institutet, - - 2013
The CYP74 family of cytochrome P450 enzymes consisting of allene oxide synthase, divinyl ether synthase and hemiacetal synthase has important roles in plant oxylipin biosynthesis, transforming lipoxygenase-generated fatty acid hydroperoxides into a range of biologically active compounds. Biochemical and phylogenetic studies have shown that CYP74-related enzymes are found also in ...
Stoffel Wilhelm W Center of Molecular Medicine (CMMC) Laboratory of Molecular Neurosciences, Institute of Biochemistry University of Cologne, Cologne, - - 2013
Δ-6-fatty acid desaturase (FADS2) is the key enzyme in the biosynthesis of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), the essential structural determinants of mammalian membrane lipid-bilayers. We developed the auxotrophic fads2(-/-) mouse mutant to assess the enigmatic role of ω3- and ω6-PUFAs in lipid homeostasis, membrane structure and function. Obesity resistance is ...
Oldham C L CL Department of Plant and Wildlife Sciences, Brigham, Young University, Provo, UT, - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to determine the diurnal composition and concentration of volatile fatty acids (VFA) and to determine VFA composition and concentration differences between stomach compartment 1 (C1) and caecum of alpacas fed grass and alfalfa hay. The study was divided into two experiments. In Experiment 1 ...
Ahsan Laboni L Limerick Pulp and Paper Centre and Department of Chemical Engineering, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 5A3, Canada. Electronic address: - - 2013
This work investigated the feasibility of recovering and concentrating sugars and acetic acid (HAc) from prehydrolysis liquor (PHL) of the kraft-based dissolving pulp process prior to fermentation of hemicellulosic sugars, by the combination of activated carbon adsorption, nanofiltration (NF) and reverse osmosis (RO) processes. To reduce the fouling PHL was ...
Mostefaoui Houda H Zoophytiatrie Laboratory, Department of Agronomy, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary, University Saad Dahleb, 9000 Blida, - - 2014
Aphis spiraecola and Aphis gossypii cause harmful damages on clementine tree orchards. Weekly surveys measured the abundance of aphids (larvae, winged and wingless adults) as well as of auxiliary insects and parameters of energy metabolism. Correlatively, soluble carbohydrates, total free amino acids, free proline and condensed tannins were quantified in ...
Urbaniak Michael D MD Division of Biological Chemistry and Drug Discovery, College of Life Sciences, University of Dundee, Dow Street, Dundee DD1 5EH, - - 2013
The zinc-metalloenzyme GlcNAc-PI de-N-acetylase is essential for the biosynthesis of mature GPI anchors and has been genetically validated in the bloodstream form of Trypanosoma brucei, which causes African sleeping sickness. We screened a focused library of zinc-binding fragments and identified salicylic hydroxamic acid as a GlcNAc-PI de-N-acetylase inhibitor with high ...
Motter Francine A FA Departamento de Bioquímica e Biologia Molecular, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Cx. P. 19046 Centro Politécnico, Curitiba 81531-980, Paraná, Brazil; VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Tietotie 2, Espoo, P.O. Box 1500, 02044 VTT, - - 2013
In the genome of Aspergillus niger five genes were identified coding for proteins with homologies to sugar acid dehydratases. The open reading frames were expressed in Saccharomyces cerevisiae and the activities tested with a library of sugar acids. Four genes were identified to code for proteins with activities with sugar ...
Modirroosta Bentol Hoda BH Department of Agronomy and Plant Breeding, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zanjan, Zanjan, Islamic Republic of - - 2013
Compositional studies comparing transgenic with non-transgenic counterpart plants are almost universally required by governmental regulatory bodies. In the present study, two T2 transgenic cotton lines containing chitinase (Line 11/57) and Bt lines (Line 61) were compared with non-transgenic counterpart. To do this, biochemical characteristics of leaves and seeds, including amino ...
Wendlinger Christine C University of Hohenheim, Institute of Food Chemistry (170 b), Garbenstraße 28, D-70593 Stuttgart, - - 2014
Erucic acid is a typical constituent of mustard or rape. Foodstuff with a high content of erucic acid is considered undesirable for human consumption because it has been linked to myocardial lipidosis and heart lesions in laboratory rats. As a result, several countries have restricted its presence in oils and ...
Broadbent J R JR Department of Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Science, Utah State University, 8700 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT, 84322-8700, USA, - - 2013
Lactic acid is an important industrial chemical commonly produced through microbial fermentation. The efficiency of acid extraction is increased at or below the acid's pKa (pH 3.86), so there is interest in factors that allow for a reduced fermentation pH. We explored the role of cyclopropane synthase (Cfa) and polysorbate ...
Wolf Cynthia J CJ Developmental Toxicology Branch, Toxicity Assessment Division, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, ORD, U.S. EPA Research Triangle Park, NC 27711. Electronic address: - - 2013
Perfluoroalkyl acids (PFAAs) are found globally in the environment, detected in humans and wildlife, and are typically present as mixtures of PFAA congeners. Mechanistic studies have found that responses to PFAAs are mediated in part by PPARα. Our previous studies showed that individual PFAAs activate PPARα transfected into COS-1 cells. ...
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