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Braz. j. biol ; 84: e251970, 2024. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS, VETINDEX | ID: biblio-1345559

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Abstract In order to better understand the ossification processes in anurans our study was carried out on tadpoles and adults of Lithobates catesbeianus. In this sense, we characterized the kinetic properties of alkaline phosphatase with p-nitrophenylphosphatase (pNPP) and pyrophosphate (PPi) and evaluated the activities of tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase and acid phosphatase. The enzyme extracts were obtained from tadpoles and adult femurs, which were divided into epiphysis and diaphysis. After homogenization, the samples were submitted to differential centrifugation to obtain cell membranes and, further, to phospholipase C (PIPLC) treatment, to remove membrane-bound proteins anchored by phosphatidylinositol. The average of specific activity for pNPP hydrolysis (at pH 10.5) by alkaline phosphatase released by phosphatidylinositol-specific phospholipase C (PIPLC) from Bacillus cereus among different bone regions at different animal ages was 1,142.57 U.mg-1, while for PPi hydrolysis (at pH 8.0), it was 1,433.82 U.mg-1. Among the compounds tested for enzymatic activity, the one that influenced the most was EDTA, with approximately 67% of inhibition for pNPPase activity and 77% for PPase activity. In the case of kinetic parameters, the enzyme showed a "Michaelian" behavior for pNPP and PPi hydrolysis. The Km value was around 0.6mM for pNPPase activity and ranged from 0.01 to 0.11mM for PPase activity, indicating that the enzyme has a higher affinity for this substrate. The study of pNPP and PPi hydrolysis by the enzyme revealed that the optimum pH of actuation for pNPP was 10.5, while for PPi, which is considered the true substrate of alkaline phosphatase, was 8.0, close to the physiological value. The results show that regardless of the ossification type that occurs, the same enzyme or isoenzymes act on the different bone regions and different life stages of anurans. The similarity of the results of studies with other vertebrates shows that anurans can be considered excellent animal models for the study of biological calcification.


Resumo Para melhor compreender o processo de ossificação em anuros, nosso estudo foi conduzido em girinos e adultos de Lithobates catesbeianus. Nesse sentido, as propriedades cinéticas da fosfatase alcalina com p-nitrofenilfosfato (pNPP) e pirofosfato (PPi) foram caracterizadas, e as atividades enzimáticas das fosfatases ácida e ácida tartarato resistente foram avaliadas. Os extratos enzimáticos foram obtidos de fêmur de girinos e adultos, divididos em epífise e diáfise. Após a homogeneização as amostras foram submetidas à centrifugação diferencial para obter membrana celular e, em seguida, ao tratamento com fosfolipase C (PIPLC), para remover as proteínas de membrana ancoradas por fosfatidilinositol. A média da atividade específica da fosfatase alcalina, liberada pela PIPLC de Bacillus cereus, para a hidrólise de pNPP (pH 10,5) nas diferentes regiões do fêmur e idades dos animais foi de 1.142,57 U.mg-1, enquanto para a hidrólise do PPi (pH 8,0) foi de 1.433,82 U.mg-1. Entre os compostos testados para a atividade enzimática, o de maior influência foi o EDTA, inibindo aproximadamente 67% e 77% das atividades de pNPPase e PPase, respectivamente. Quanto aos parâmetros cinéticos, a enzima apresentou comportamento Michaeliano para a hidrólise dos dois substratos. O valor de Km foi de 0,6 mM para a atividade de pNPPase e variou de 0,01 a 0,11 para a atividade de PPase, indicando uma maior afinidade por esse substrato. O estudo da hidrólise de pNPP e PPi revelou que o pH ótimo aparente de atuação foi de 10,5 para o pNPP e 8,0 para o PPi, próximo ao fisiológico, sendo que esse é considerado o substrato natural da fosfatase alcalina. Os resultados demonstram que, apesar do tipo de ossificação que ocorre, a mesma enzima ou isoenzimas, atuam nos diferentes locais do osso e estágios de vida dos anuros. A similaridade dos estudos com os realizados com outros vertebrados apontam que os anuros podem ser considerados excelentes modelos animais para o estudo da calcificação biológica.


Subject(s)
Animals , Osteogenesis , Alkaline Phosphatase/metabolism , Rana catesbeiana , Bone and Bones/metabolism , Kinetics
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J. Health Biol. Sci. (Online) ; 10(1): 1-9, 01/jan./2022. tab, ilus
Article in Portuguese | LILACS | ID: biblio-1411518

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Objetivos: investigar e correlacionar a cinética e cinemática da saída de bloco em natação de atletas deficientes visuais e normovisuais. Métodos: foram comparados parâmetros de desempenho entre os nadadores de ambos os sexos. A amostra contou com 16 nadadores, sendo 4 cegos, 2 baixa visão e 10 normovisuais. Análise inferencial com teste Shapiro-Wilk, estatística inferencial teste T e, para correlação entre variáveis, o teste de Pearson, com nível de significância em 5%. Correlacionamos a variável dinamométrica, nas fases de tempo de bloco, tempo em 5 metros e tempo em 16 metros. Resultados: foram percebidas diferenças significativas de (0,030, 0,029 e 0,001), respetivamente, pois foram menores para os nadadores normovisuais. Na variável cinética, o pico de força resultante dos nadadores normovisuais foi, significativamente, maior (0,024). O ângulo de saída dos nadadores normovisuais foi também, significativamente, maior (0,030). Nas fases de tempo de reação, tempo de voo, força horizontal e vertical, ângulo de entrada e distância de voo, não apresentaram diferenças significativas. Observou-se uma correlação expressiva, entre as variáveis tempo de bloco e tempo em 5 metros (0,688); tempo de bloco e tempo em 16 metros (0,689); tempo em 5 metros e tempo em 16 metros (0,928); e o tempo de voo e ângulo de saída (0,941). O pico de força apresentou uma correlação significativa na maioria das variáveis do estudo com exceção do tempo de reação e o ângulo entrada. Conclusão: a ausência da visão acarreta na defasagem da performance e nos resultados em provas de natação de alto rendimento para deficientes visuais.


Objectives: to investigate and correlate the kinetics and kinematics of the starting block in swimming of visually impaired and visually impaired athletes. Methods: The method used was to compare performance parameters between swimmers of both sexes. The sample had 16 swimmers being 4 blind, 2 low vision and, 10 normovisuals. Inferential analysis with Shapiro-Wilk test, inferential statistics T-test, and for correlation between variables the Pearson's test, with a significance level of 5%. We correlated the dynamometric variable, in the phases of block time, time in 5 meters and time in 16 meters. Results: Resulting in significant differences of (0.030, 0.029, and 0.001, block time, 5 and 16 meters respectively) lower for the normovisual swimmers. In the kinetic variable, the peak force resulting from normal-vision swimmers was significantly higher (0.024). The departure angle of normal-vision swimmers was also significantly higher (0.030). In the phases of reaction time, flight time, horizontal and vertical force, entry angle and flight distance, there were no significant differences. An expressive correlation was observed between the variables block time and time in 5 meters (0.688); block time and time on 16 meters (0.689); time on 5 meters and time on 16 meters (0.928); and flight time and departure angle (0.941). The force peak showed a significant correlation in most of the variables under study except for the reaction time and the imput angle. Conclusion: the absence of vision leads to a lack of performance and results in high-performance swimming tests.


Subject(s)
Biomechanical Phenomena , Visually Impaired Persons , Swimming , Vision, Ocular , Kinetics , Vision, Low , Athletes
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Braz. J. Pharm. Sci. (Online) ; 58: e191009, 2022. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1394059

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Nizatidine is an anti-secretogogue and a gastroprotective drug with a half-life of 1-2 h and is well absorbed in the stomach. This study aimed to optimize the process and develop floating microparticles of nizatidine that are based on low methoxyl pectin. Oil-in-oil dispersion method and Taguchi orthogonal array design were employed, and the prolonged residence time of the microparticles in the stomach was demonstrated. The constraints for independent variables, viz. A-polymer, B-internal solvent volume, C-surfactant, D-stirring rate and E-stirring time were set to generate the experimental runs. Particle size, percentage yield, micromeritic properties, entrapment efficiency, in vitro buoyancy and in vitro release were characterized. Surface morphology, zeta potential, in vitro release kinetics and in vivo floating performance of the optimized formulation was examined. The microparticles were free-flowing, irregular in shape and had a mean particle size distribution of 73-187 µ. Low methoxyl pectin played a predominant role in achieving buoyancy and optimum gastric retention for the modified release of the drug, suggesting Korsmeyer-Peppas model as the possible release mechanism. In vivo radiographic study in rabbits revealed that the drug was retained in the stomach for a period of 6 h. These results indicate that nizatidine floating microparticulate system provides modified drug release for the effective treatment of gastric ulcer


Subject(s)
Animals , Male , Female , Rabbits , Stomach/drug effects , Nizatidine/antagonists & inhibitors , Efficiency/classification , Solvents/adverse effects , Stomach Ulcer/pathology , In Vitro Techniques/instrumentation , Pharmaceutical Preparations/administration & dosage , Kinetics , Spectroscopy, Fourier Transform Infrared/methods , Drug Liberation
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-939915

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Gut bacterial nitroreductases play an important role in reduction of various nitroaromatic compounds to the corresponding N-nitroso compounds, hydroxylamines or aromatic amines, most of which are carcinogenic and mutagenic agents. Inhibition of gut nitroreductases has been recognized as an attractive approach for reducing mutagen metabolites in the colon, so as to prevent colon diseases. In this study, the inhibitory effects of 55 herbal medicines against Escherichia coli(E. coli) nitroreductase (EcNfsA) were examined. Compared with other herbal extracts, Syzygium aromaticum extract showed superior inhibitory potency toward EcNfsA mediated nitrofurazone reduction. Then, the inhibitory effects of 22 major constituents in Syzygium aromaticum against EcNfsA were evaluted. Compared with other tested natural compounds, ellagic acid, corilagin, betulinic acid, oleanic acid, ursolic acid, urolithin M5 and isorhamnetin were found with strong to moderate inhibitory effect against EcNfsA, with IC50 values ranging from 0.67 to 28.98 mol·L-1. Furthermore, the inhibition kinetic analysis and docking simulation demonstrated that ellagic acid and betulinic acid potently inhibited EcNfsA (Ki < 2 μmol·L -1) in a competitively inhibitory manner, which created strong interactions with the catalytic triad of EcNfsA. In summary, our findings provide new scientific basis for explaining the anti-mutagenic activity of Syzygium aromaticum, where some newly identified EcNfsA inhibitors can be used for developing novel agents to reduce the toxicity induced by bacterial nitroreductase.


Subject(s)
Ellagic Acid/pharmacology , Escherichia coli , Kinetics , Nitroreductases/pharmacology , Plant Extracts/pharmacology , Syzygium
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-928706

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OBJECTIVE@#To analyze the kinetic characteristics of lymphocyte subsets and myeloid-derived suppressor cell (MDSC) in patients who newly diagnosed intermediate- to high-risk aGVHD and treated with steroids-ruxolitinib as the first line therapy from a single-arm, open clinical trial (NCT04061876).@*METHODS@#We prospectively observed the efficacy of 23 patients having intermediate- to high-risk aGVHD and treated with steroids-ruxolitinib as the first line therapy. The kinetic characteristics of lymphocyte subsets and MDSC were monitored, and then we compared them in steroids-ruxolitinib group (n=23), free-aGVHD group (n=20) and steroids group (n=23).@*RESULTS@#Of the 23 patients, the CR rate was 78.26% (18/23) on day 28 after first-line treatment with steroids-ruxolitinib. On day 28 after treatment, patients had lower level of CD4+CD29+ T cells (P=0.08) than that of pre-treatment, whereas levels of other lymphocyte subsets in this study were higher than that of pre-treatment; CD4+CD29+ T cells in CR patients decreased, compared with refractory aGVHD patients. On day 28 of treatment, CD8+CD28- T cells (P=0.03) significantly increased in patients with aGVHD than that in patients without aGVHD, so did CD8+CD28- T / CD8+CD28+ T cell ratio (P=0.03). Compared with patients without aGVHD, patients with aGVHD had lower level of G-MDSC, especially on day 14 after allo-HSCT (P=0.04). Compared with pre-treatment, M-MDSC was higher in CR patients on day 3 and 7 post-treatment (P3=0.01, P7=0.03), e-MDSC was higher on day 28 post-treatment (P=0.01). Moreover, compared with CR patients, M-MDSC was lower in refractory aGVHD patients on day 3 post-treatment (P=0.01) and e-MDSC was lower on day 28 post-treatment (P=0.01). Compared with steroids group, MDSC in steroids-ruxolitinib group was higher, with the most significant difference in M-MDSC (P3=0.0351; P7=0.0142; P14=0.0369).@*CONCLUSION@#We found that patients newly diagnosed intermediate- to high-risk aGVHD receiving first-line therapy with steroids-ruxolitinib achieved high response rate. Moreover, the novel first-line therapy has a small impact on the immune reconstitution of patients after allo-HSCT. Elevated MDSC might predict a better response in aGVHD patients receiving this novel first-line therapy. M-MDSC responded earlier to steroids-ruxolitinib than e-MDSC, G-MDSC.


Subject(s)
Graft vs Host Disease , Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation , Humans , Kinetics , Myeloid-Derived Suppressor Cells , Nitriles , Pyrazoles , Pyrimidines , Retrospective Studies , Steroids
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-928183

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In this study, low-field nuclear magnetic resonance(LF-NMR) and magnetic resonance imaging(MRI) were employed to analyze the water distribution, status, and migration in the moistening process of Arecae Semen. Peleg model was adopted to study the water absorption kinetics of Arecae Semen moistened at different water temperatures(10, 30, and 50 ℃). The Arecae Semen samples soaked at different water temperatures all contained four water states: binding water T_(21), non-flowing water T_(22), free water T_(23), and unbound water T_(24). Non-flowing water had the largest increase in peak area during the moistening process, followed by free water. The peak areas of non-flowing water, free water, and total water were correlated with the water content(P<0.01). Therefore, LF-NMR can quickly and non-destructively predict the water content of Arecae Semen during moistening. The peak area of non-flowing water and the content of free water were correlated with the content of arecoline in the soaking solution(P<0.01), which indicated that the faster flow of non-flowing water and more free water corresponded to more arecoline dissolved. The MRI images showed that the water migration pathway varied at different soaking temperatures, and the moistening degree obtained by this means was consistent with that obtained based on traditional experience. The rate constant K_1 fitted by Peleg model decreased with the increase in water temperature, while the capacity constant K_2 showed an opposite trend. The Arrhenius equation fitting of K_1 with temperature showed that the activation energy of Arecae Semen in the moistening process was 32.98 kJ·mol~(-1). LF-NMR/MRI can be used to analyze the water status and content and determine the end moisturing point of Arecae Semen. Peleg model can accurately describe the water absorption properties of Arecae Semen in the moistening process. The findings of this study can guide the moistening optimization and mechanism research of other seed Chinese medicinal materials.


Subject(s)
Areca , Arecoline/analysis , Drugs, Chinese Herbal/analysis , Kinetics , Seeds/chemistry , Water/analysis
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-928010

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The present study explored the kinetics and variation of volatile components of Atractylodis Macrocephalae Rhizoma during the hot-air drying process to obtain the optimal process parameters under multiple goals such as drying efficiency and drying quality. The dry basis moisture content and drying rate curves along with the change of drying time of Atractylodis Macrocephalae Rhizoma were investigated at five levels of drying air temperatures(30, 40, 50, 60, and 70 ℃). The relationship between moisture ratio and time in the drying process of Atractylodis Macrocephalae Rhizoma was fitted and verified by Midilli model, Page model, Overhults model, Modified Page model, Logaritmic model, Two terms Exponential model, and Newton model. Meanwhile, the effective diffusion coefficient of moisture(D_(eff)) and activation energy(E_a) in Atractylodis Macrocephalae Rhizoma were calculated under different drying air temperatures. GC-MS was used to determine the volatile components and content changes of the fresh Atractylodis Macrocephalae Rhizoma and dried products at different temperatures. The dry basis moisture content and drying rate of Atractylodis Macrocephalae Rhizoma were closely related to the temperature of the drying medium, and the moisture of the Atractylodis Macrocephalae Rhizoma decreased with the prolonged drying time. As revealed by the drying rate curve, the drying rate increased with the increase in hot air temperature, and the migration of moisture was accelerated. The comparison of the correlation coefficient(R~2), chi-square(χ~2), and root mean standard error(RMSE) of each model indicated that the parameter average of the Midilli model had the highest degree of fit, with R~2=0.999 2, χ~2=8.78×10~(-5), and RMSE=8.20×10~(-3). Besides, the D_(eff) at 30-70 ℃ was in the range of 1.04×10~(-9)-6.28×10~(-9) m~2·s~(-1), and E_a was 37.47 kJ·mol~(-1). The volatile components of fresh Atractylodis Macrocephalae Rhizoma and dried products at different temperatures were determined by GC-MS, and 18, 18, 18, 17, 17, and 18 compounds were identified respectively, which accounted for more than 84.76% of the volatile components. In conclusion, the hot-air drying of Atractylodis Macrocephalae Rhizoma can be model-fitted and verified and the variation law of the moisture and volatile components of Atractylodis Macrocephalae Rhizoma with temperature is obtained. This study is expected to provide new ideas for exploring the drying characteristics and quality of aromatic Chinese medicine.


Subject(s)
Atractylodes , Drugs, Chinese Herbal , Hot Temperature , Kinetics , Rhizome
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Chinese Journal of Biotechnology ; (12): 749-759, 2022.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-927741

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Genistein and its monoglucoside derivatives play important roles in food and pharmaceuticals fields, whereas their applications are limited by the low water solubility. Glycosylation is regarded as one of the effective approaches to improve water solubility. In this paper, the glycosylation of sophoricoside (genistein monoglucoside) was investigated using a cyclodextrin glucosyltransferase from Penibacillus macerans (PmCGTase). Saturation mutagenesis of D182 from PmCGTase was carried out. Compared with the wild-type (WT), the variant D182C showed a 13.42% higher conversion ratio. Moreover, the main products sophoricoside monoglucoside, sophoricoside diglucoside, and sophoricoside triglucoside of the variant D182C increased by 39.35%, 56.05% and 64.81% compared with that of the WT, respectively. Enzymatic characterization showed that the enzyme activities (cyclization, hydrolysis, disproportionation) of the variant D182C were higher than that of the WT, and the optimal pH and temperature of the variant D182C were 6 and 40℃, respectively. Kinetics analysis showed the variant D182C has a lower Km value and a higher kcat/Km value than that of the WT, indicating the variant D182C has enhanced affinity to substrate. Structure modeling and docking analysis demonstrated that the improved glycosylation efficiency of the variant D182C may be attributed to the increased interactions between residues and substrate.


Subject(s)
Cyclodextrins , Genistein , Glucosyltransferases/metabolism , Glycosylation , Kinetics
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Univ. salud ; 23(3): 255-262, sep.-dic. 2021. tab, graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS, COLNAL | ID: biblio-1341772

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Resumen Introducción: El momento articular durante la marcha se ha relacionado con diferentes procesos clínicos en la población adulto mayor, en Colombia no se cuentan con reportes propios. Objetivo: Analizar el momento aductor de la cadera durante la marcha de adultos mayores asintomáticos. Materiales y métodos: Se evaluó a 110 participantes siguiendo las referencias del software VICON NEXUS 2.8.1 modelo Full Body, se utilizó 2 plataformas de fuerza y el volumen de captura estuvo delimitado por 8 cámaras opto eléctricas Bonita 10. Se incluyó variables antropométricas, sociodemográficas, espaciotemporales y cinéticas durante la fase de apoyo, resaltando los dos picos máximos del momento aductor. Resultados: Las cifras del Pico Momento Aductor 1 y 2 (PMA1 y PMA2) fueron de 0,76 y 0,70 Nm/Kg respectivamente, estos picos se relacionaron con masa, talla e índice de masa corporal. Se construyó así una referencia para el análisis de adultos mayores asintomáticos. Conclusiones: La gráfica del momento aductor de la cadera es similar a la descrita por otros investigadores, pero en menor magnitud que en la población sintomática de coxartrosis.


Abstract Introduction: Although joint moment during waking has been associated with different clinical processes in the elderly population, there is a lack of reports in Colombia. Objective: To analyze the hip adductor moment during gait in asymptomatic older adults. Materials and methods: 110 participants were assessed using the VICON NEXUS 2.8.1. Full Body model software. 2 force platforms were used and the capture volume was delimited through 8 Bonita-10 optoelectronic cameras. Anthropometric, sociodemographic, spatiotemporal, and kinetic variables were included during the support phase, highlighting the two maximum peaks of the adductor moment. Results: The figures for Adductor Moment Peaks 1 and 2 (AMP1 and AMP2) were 0.76 and 0.70 Nm/Kg, respectively, which were related to mass, height and body mass index. Thus, a reference for the analysis of asymptomatic older adults was developed. Conclusion: The hip adductor moment graph is similar to that described by other researchers, but to a lesser extent than the values seen in coxarthrosis symptomatic population.


Subject(s)
Aged , Gait , Kinetics , Hip
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Rev. bras. med. esporte ; 27(5): 498-503, July-Sept. 2021. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1288623

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ABSTRACT Introduction: As skiers need to complete their movements in high mountains and snow, the athlete's landing's stability is directly related to the movement's success. The stable landing action wins high scores for the athletes' participating actions and protects their safety. Objective: This article analyzes the characteristics of lower limb muscle strength and static balance ability of female freestyle skiing aerials athletes to provide athletes with targeted strength training, evaluation of muscle effects after training, and athlete selection to provide a scientific basis valuable Theoretical reference. Methods: The paper uses isokinetic testing and balance testing methods to study the characteristics of the hip and knee flexor and extensor strengths of the Chinese great female freestyle skiing aerials athletes and the static balance characteristics in four standing positions. Results: The right flexor-extensor force, flexor-extensor force ratio, and average power value of the right hip joint were slightly greater than the left flexor power. The left and right knee joint extensor unit peak weight moments and the left and right average power values were all four indicators. Greater than the flexor, at different test speeds of 60°/s (slow speed) and 240°/s (fast), the peak flexion and extension torque per unit weight, the average power of flexion and extension, the force of flexion and extension, and the average power appear with the increase of the test speed as a significant difference. Conclusions: The research in the thesis recommends reasonable weight control and balanced training of muscle strength, using the condition of moderately increasing exercise speed, to strengthen the training of lower limb extensor strength, provide targeted strength training for athletes, evaluate the muscle effect after training and providing the scientific basis and valuable theoretical reference. Level of evidence II; Therapeutic studies - investigation of treatment results.


RESUMO Introdução: Como os esquiadores precisam completar seus movimentos em altas montanhas e neve, a estabilidade de pouso do atleta está diretamente relacionada ao sucesso do movimento. A ação de pouso constante ganha altas pontuações para os participantes e protege sua segurança. Objetivo: este artigo discute as características da força muscular das extremidades inferiores e habilidade de equilíbrio estático de atletas de esqui estilo livre para fornecer aos atletas treinamento de força específico e avaliação pós-treino dos efeitos musculares em atletas selecionados para fornecer uma base científica de referência teórica valiosa. Métodos: O artigo usa testes isocinéticos e métodos de teste de equilíbrio para estudar as características de força dos flexores e extensores de quadril e joelho de grandes atletas chinesas de esqui estilo livre e as características de equilíbrio estático em quatro posições de pé. Resultados: A força flexor-extensora direita, a relação da força flexor-extensora e o valor médio da potência da articulação do quadril direito foram ligeiramente maiores do que a potência do flexor esquerdo. Os momentos máximos de peso da unidade extensora da articulação do joelho esquerdo e direito e os valores médios das potências esquerda e direita foram os quatro indicadores. Maior que o flexor, em diferentes velocidades de teste de 60 ° / s (velocidade lenta) e 240 ° / s (rápido), o torque máximo de flexão e extensão por unidade de peso, a força média de flexão e extensão, a força de flexão e extensão, e a potência média aparece com o aumento da velocidade de teste como uma diferença significativa. Conclusões: A pesquisa na tese recomenda o controle de peso razoável e o treinamento de força muscular balanceado, utilizando a condição de aumentar moderadamente a velocidade do exercício, para fortalecer o treinamento de força extensora de membros inferiores, fornecer treinamento de força específico para atletas, avaliando o efeito muscular após formar e fornecer a base científica e um valioso referencial teórico. Nível de evidência II; Estudos terapêuticos- investigação dos resultados do tratamento.


RESUMEN Introducción: Como los esquiadores necesitan completar sus movimientos en alta montaña y nieve, la estabilidad del aterrizaje del atleta está directamente relacionada con el éxito del movimiento. La acción de aterrizaje estable gana puntuaciones altas para las participantes y protege su seguridad. Objetivo: Este artículo analiza las características de la fuerza muscular de las extremidades inferiores y la capacidad de equilibrio estático de las atletas de esquí de estilo libre para proporcionar a los atletas un entrenamiento de fuerza específico y una evaluación de los efectos musculares después del entrenamiento en atletas seleccionados para proporcionar una base científica de referencia teórica valiosa. Métodos: El artículo utiliza pruebas isocinéticas y métodos de prueba de equilibrio para estudiar las características de la fuerza de los flexores y extensores de cadera y rodilla de las grandes atletas chinas de esquí de estilo libre femenino y las características del equilibrio estático en cuatro posiciones de pie. Resultados: La fuerza flexora-extensora derecha, la relación de fuerza flexora-extensora y el valor de potencia promedio de la articulación de la cadera derecha fueron ligeramente mayores que la potencia del flexor izquierdo. Los momentos de peso máximo de la unidad extensora de la articulación de la rodilla izquierda y derecha y los valores de potencia promedio izquierda y derecha fueron los cuatro indicadores. Mayor que el flexor, a diferentes velocidades de prueba de 60 ° / s (velocidad lenta) y 240 ° / s (rápido), el par máximo de flexión y extensión por unidad de peso, la potencia promedio de flexión y extensión, la fuerza de flexión y extensión, y la potencia media aparecen con el aumento de la velocidad de prueba como una diferencia significativa. Conclusiones: La investigación en la tesis recomienda un control de peso razonable y un entrenamiento equilibrado de la fuerza muscular, utilizando la condición de aumentar moderadamente la velocidad del ejercicio, para fortalecer el entrenamiento de la fuerza extensora de las extremidades inferiores, proporcionar entrenamiento de fuerza específico para los atletas, evaluar el efecto muscular después del entrenamiento y proporcionar la base científica y una valiosa referencia teórica. Nivel de evidencia II; Estudios terapéuticos- investigación de los resultados del tratamiento.


Subject(s)
Humans , Female , Adult , Young Adult , Skiing/physiology , Postural Balance/physiology , Muscle Strength/physiology , Knee Joint/physiology , Algorithms , Kinetics , Models, Theoretical
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Electron. j. biotechnol ; 52: 45-51, July. 2021. ilus, tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1283499

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BACKGROUND: Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans is a facultative anaerobe that depends on ferrous ion oxidation as well as reduced sulfur oxidation to obtain energy and is widely applied in metallurgy, environmental protection, and soil remediation. With the accumulation of experimental data, metabolic mechanisms, kinetic models, and several databases have been established. However, scattered data are not conducive to understanding A. ferrooxidans that necessitates updated information informed by systems biology. RESULTS: Here, we constructed a knowledgebase of iron metabolism of A. ferrooxidans (KIMAf) system by integrating public databases and reviewing the literature, including the database of bioleaching substrates (DBS), the database of bioleaching metallic ion-related proteins (MIRP), the A. ferrooxidans bioinformation database (Af-info), and the database for dynamics model of bioleaching (DDMB). The DBS and MIRP incorporate common bioleaching substrates and metal ion-related proteins. Af-info and DDMB integrate nucleotide, gene, protein, and kinetic model information. Statistical analysis was performed to elucidate the distribution of isolated A. ferrooxidans strains, evolutionary and metabolic advances, and the development of bioleaching models. CONCLUSIONS: This comprehensive system provides researchers with a platform of available iron metabolism-related resources of A. ferrooxidans and facilitates its application.


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Acidithiobacillus/metabolism , Iron/metabolism , Kinetics , Knowledge Bases
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Electron. j. biotechnol ; 50: 10-15, Mar. 2021. ilus, graf, tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1292308

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BACKGROUND: LXYL-P1-2 is the first reported glycoside hydrolase that can catalyze the transformation of 7-b-xylosyl-10-deacetyltaxol (XDT) to 10-deacetyltaxol (DT) by removing the D-xylosyl group at the C7 position. Successful synthesis of paclitaxel by one-pot method combining the LXYL-P1-2 and 10- deacetylbaccatin III-10-b-O-acetyltransferase (DBAT) using XDT as a precursor, making LXYL-P1-2 a highly promising enzyme for the industrial production of paclitaxel. The aim of this study was to investigate the catalytic potential of LXYL-P1-2 stabilized on magnetic nanoparticles, the surface of which was modified by Ni2+-immobilized cross-linked Fe3O4@Histidine. RESULTS: The diameter of matrix was 20­40 nm. The Km value of the immobilized LXYL-P1-2 catalyzing XDT (0.145 mM) was lower than that of the free enzyme (0.452 mM), and the kcat/Km value of immobilized enzyme (12.952 mM s 1 ) was higher than the free form (8.622 mM s 1 ). The immobilized form maintained 50% of its original activity after 15 cycles of reuse. In addition, the stability of immobilized LXYL-P1-2, maintained 84.67% of its initial activity, improved in comparison with free form after 30 d storage at 4 C. CONCLUSIONS: This investigation not only provides an effective procedure for biocatalytic production of DT, but also gives an insight into the application of magnetic material immobilization technology.


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Paclitaxel/biosynthesis , Glycoside Hydrolases/metabolism , Kinetics , Enzymes, Immobilized , Nanoparticles , Magnets
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Rev. bras. med. esporte ; 27(1): 30-35, Jan.-Mar. 2021. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1156104

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ABSTRACT Introduction Swimming starts are an important component for decreasing the total race time, especially in short events. In this phase of swimming, the aim is to increase performance using many different techniques and starting platforms. Objectives The effects of height and slope of the starting block on kick-start performance were assessed in this study. Methods Six male competitive swimmers performed 24 kick-starts using four block settings: 65 cm & 75 cm flat and 65 cm & 75 cm sloped. Two-dimensional kinetic and three-dimensional kinematic data were analyzed, including average and maximum horizontal/vertical forces and impulses; reaction times; movement and block times; and take-off vertical/horizontal velocities. Two-way within-subject design ANOVAs were implemented to test the effects of block height and slope on the kinetic and kinematic variables. Results Block slope was the main factor affecting most of the dependent variables. Shorter block and movement times, greater average and maximum vertical forces, vertical impulse, and maximum horizontal force were found for the sloped settings. An inverse relationship was found between block height and 0-5 m times. Conclusion Based on the results, blocks with height of 75 cm and slope of 10° provided better results in swimmers' performance in the block phase. Level of evidence II, Therapeutic Studies -Investigating the Results of Treatment


RESUMO Introdução As largadas de natação são um componente importante para reduzir o tempo total de competição, especialmente em eventos curtos. Nessa fase da natação, o objetivo é aumentar o desempenho usando várias técnicas e plataformas de largada distintas. Objetivos Neste estudo, foram avaliados os efeitos da altura e da inclinação da plataforma sobre desempenho da saída kick-start. Métodos Seis nadadores de competição do sexo masculino realizaram 24 largadas, usando quatro tipos de bloco de partida (65 cm e 75 cm de altura planos e 65 cm e 75 cm com inclinação). Foram analisados dados cinéticos bidimensionais e cinemáticos tridimensionais, incluindo forças e impulsos horizontais/verticais médios e máximos; tempos de reação, movimento e de bloco; e velocidades vertical/horizontal da decolagem. Empregou-se o método ANOVA bidirecional intraindivíduo para analisar os efeitos da altura e da inclinação do bloco sobre as variáveis cinéticas e cinemáticas. Resultados A inclinação do bloco foi o principal fator que afetou a maioria das variáveis dependentes. Nas plataformas de largada inclinadas, verificou-se que os tempos de bloco e movimento eram mais curtos e as forças verticais médias e máximas, o impulso vertical e a força horizontal máxima foram maiores nas configurações inclinadas. Foi encontrada uma relação inversa entre a altura do bloco e os tempos para as distâncias de 0 a 5 metros. Conclusões Com base nos resultados, os blocos com 75 cm de altura e 10 graus de inclinação forneceram melhores resultados de desempenho dos nadadores na fase de bloco. Nível de Evidência II - Investigação dos resultados do tratamento.


RESUMEN Introducción Las largadas de natación son un componente importante para reducir el tiempo total de competición, especialmente en eventos cortos. En esta fase de natación, el objetivo es aumentar el desempeño usando varias técnicas y plataformas de largada distintas. Objetivos En este estudio, fueron evaluados los efectos de la altura y de la inclinación de la plataforma sobre desempeño de la salida kick-start. Métodos Seis nadadores de competición del sexo masculino realizaron 24 largadas, usando cuatro tipos de bloque de partida (65 cm y 75 cm de altura planos y 65 cm y 75 cm con inclinación). Fueron analizados datos cinéticos bidimensionales y cinemáticos tridimensionales, incluyendo fuerzas e impulsos horizontales/verticales promedios y máximos; tiempo de reacción, movimiento y de bloque; y velocidades vertical/horizontal del despegue. Se empleó el método ANOVA bidireccional intraindividuo para analizar los efectos de la altura y de la inclinación del bloque sobre las variables cinéticas y cinemáticas. Resultados La inclinación del bloque fue el principal factor que afectó a la mayoría de las variables dependientes. En las plataformas de largada inclinadas, se verificó que los tiempos de bloque y movimiento eran más cortos y las fuerzas verticales promedio y máximas, el impulso vertical y la fuerza horizontal máxima fueron mayores en las configuraciones inclinadas. Fue encontrada una relación inversa entre la altura del bloque y los tiempos para las distancias de 0 a 5 metros. Conclusiones Con base en los resultados, los bloques con 75 cm de altura y 10 grados de inclinación proporcionaron mejores resultados de desempeño de los nadadores en la fase de bloque. Nivel de Evidencia II; Investigación de los resultados del tratamiento


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Humans , Male , Posture/physiology , Swimming/physiology , Athletic Performance/physiology , Kinetics
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Electron J Biotechnol ; 49: 56-63, Jan. 2021. tab, ilus, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1291900

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BACKGROUND: 2R,3R-butanediol dehydrogenase (R-BDH) and other BDHs contribute to metabolism of 3R/3S-Acetoin (3R/3S-AC) and 2,3-butanediol (2,3-BD), which are important bulk chemicals used in different industries. R-BDH is responsible for oxidizing the hydroxyl group at their (R) configuration. Bacillus species is a promising producer of 3R/3S-AC and 2,3-BD. In this study, R-bdh gene encoding R-BDH from Bacillus sp. DL01 was isolated, expressed and identified. RESULTS: R-BDH exerted reducing activities towards Diacetyl (DA) and 3R/3S-AC using NADH, and oxidizing activities towards 2R,3R-BD and Meso-BD using NAD+ , while no activity was detected with 2S,3S-BD. The R-BDH showed its activity at a wide range of temperature (25 C to 65 C) and pH (5.0­8.0). The R-BDH activity was increased significantly by Cd2+ when DA, 3R/3S-AC, and Meso-BD were used as substrates, while Fe2+ enhanced the activity remarkably at 2R,3R-BD oxidation. Kinetic parameters of the R-BDH from Bacillus sp. DL01 showed the lowest Km, the highest Vmax, and the highest Kcat towards the racemic 3R/3S-AC substrate, also displayed low Km towards 2R,3R-BD and Meso-BD when compared with other reported R-BDHs. CONCLUSIONS: The R-BDH from Bacillus sp. DL01 was characterized as a novel R-BDH with high enantioselectivity for R-configuration. It considered NAD+ and Zn2+ dependant enzyme, with a significant affinity towards 3R/3S-AC, 2R,3R-BD, and Meso-BD substrates. Thus, R-BDH is providing an approach to regulate the production of 3R/3S-AC or 2,3-BD from Bacillus sp. DL01.


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Bacillus subtilis/enzymology , Alcohol Oxidoreductases/isolation & purification , Alcohol Oxidoreductases/metabolism , Temperature , Kinetics , Hydrogen-Ion Concentration , Acetoin
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São Paulo; s.n; s.n; 2021. 82 p. tab, ilus, graf.
Thesis in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1379014

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The widespread use of antimicrobial chemotherapy in medicine and livestock production imposed an evolutive selection of drug-resistant strains worldwide. As a result, the effectiveness of our current antimicrobial armamentarium is constantly being reduced to alarming levels. Therefore, novel antimicrobial therapeutic strategies are urgently needed. Antimicrobial photodynamic therapy (APDT) comes to this scenario as a powerful tool to counteract the emergence of microbial drug-resistance. Its mechanisms of action are based on simultaneous oxidative damage of multiple targets and, therefore, it is much less likely to allow any type of microbial resistance. Therefore, the objectives of this study were focused into establishing 1) a mathematical tool to allow precise analysis of microbial photoinactivation; 2) a broad analysis of APDT effectiveness against global priority drug-resistant pathogens; 3) inhibition of ßlactamase enzymes; and 4) how the biochemical mechanisms of APDT avoid emergence of resistance. The main results obtained through the investigation led by this thesis were divided into 4 scientific articles regarding each of the above-mentioned objectives. In summary, we discovered that 1) a power-law function can precisely fit all microbial inactivation kinetics data and provide insightful information of tolerance factors and lethal doses; 2) there is no correlation between drug-resistance and APDT sensitivity, i.e., extensively drug resistant microorganisms are killed in the same kinetics as drug-sensitive controls; 3) ß-lactamases are very sensitive to photodynamic inhibition; 4) biochemical mechanisms of APDT promote oxidative damages to external cell membranes, DNA and proteins whereas the main cause of microbial death seems to be directly associated with protein degradation. Thus, we conclude that APDT is effective against a broad-spectrum of pathogens and has minimum chances of promoting resistance mechanisms


O amplo uso da quimioterapia antimicrobiana impôs uma seleção evolutiva de cepas resistentes a medicamentos. Como resultado, a eficácia dos fármacos antimicrobianos tem sido reduzida a níveis alarmantes. Portanto, novas estratégias terapêuticas antimicrobianas são urgentemente necessárias. A terapia fotodinâmica antimicrobiana (TFDA) entra neste cenário como uma ferramenta poderosa para combater a resistência microbiana. Seus mecanismos de ação são baseados no dano oxidativo sobre múltiplos alvos e, portanto, é muito menos provável que permita o surgimento de qualquer tipo de resistência. Os objetivos deste estudo foram focados ao estabelecimento de 1) modelo matemático para análise precisa da fotoinativação microbiana; 2) ampla análise da eficácia da TFDA contra patógenos resistentes a fármacos antimicrobianos de prioridade global; 3) inibição de ß-lactamases por TFDA; e 4) como os mecanismos bioquímicos da TFDA evitam o surgimento de resistência. Os principais resultados obtidos através da investigação conduzida por esta tese foram divididos em 4 artigos científicos. Em resumo, descobrimos que 1) uma função de lei de potência pode ajustar com precisão todos os dados de cinética de inativação microbiana e fornecer informações detalhadas sobre fatores de tolerância e doses letais; 2) não há correlação entre resistência à quimioterapia antimicrobiana e sensibilidade à TFDA, isto é, cepas extensivamente resistentes aos antimicrobianos são inativadas sob a mesma cinética que controles sensíveis aos antimicrobianos; 3) ß-lactamases são altamente sensíveis à inibição fotodinâmica; 4) os mecanismos bioquímicos da TFDA promovem danos oxidativos às membranas celulares e DNA, porém, a principal causa de morte microbiana é diretamente associada à degradação das proteínas. Assim, concluímos que a TFDA é eficaz contra um amplo espectro de patógenos e tem chances mínimas de promover mecanismos de resistência


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Photochemotherapy/instrumentation , Drug Therapy/instrumentation , Methylene Blue/adverse effects , Anti-Infective Agents/analysis , Bacteria/classification , Pharmaceutical Preparations/administration & dosage , Kinetics , Efficacy , Health Strategies , Oxidative Stress , Drug Resistance, Bacterial , Fungi/isolation & purification
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Braz. arch. biol. technol ; 64: e21200182, 2021. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1339318

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Abstract Solvent extraction of red pigments from fermented solids is reported. The pigments were produced by solid-state fermentation of oil palm frond (OPF) biomass with the food-safe fungus Monascus purpureus FTC 5357. The effects of extraction solvent and other operational conditions (pH, temperature, agitation rate, contact time) on the recovery of pigments are discussed. The recovery was maximized using aqueous ethanol (60% ethanol by vol) as solvent at pH 6, 30 °C, with an extraction time of 16 h and an agitation rate of 180 rpm. A fermented solids dry mass of 1 g was used for each 160 mL of solvent during extraction. The kinetics of extraction were assessed by fitting the experimental data to different models. Peleg's model proved to be the best for describing solid-liquid extraction of the pigments under the above specified conditions. The highest extraction yield of red pigments under the above specified optimal conditions was 207(6.08 AU g(1 dry fermented solids.


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Monascus , Coloring Agents , Fermentation , Kinetics
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Braz. arch. biol. technol ; 64: e21210130, 2021. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1278436

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Abstract This research aims to compare the classical thin-layer models, stepwise fit regression method (SRG) and artificial neural networks (ANN) in the modelling of drying kinetics of shrimp shell and crab exoskeleton. Thus, drying curves were obtained using a convective dryer (3.0 m/s) at temperatures of 30.45 and 60oC. The results showed a decreasing tendency for the drying time as the temperature increased for both materials. Drying curves modelling of both materials showed fitted results with R 2 adj >0.998 and MRE<13.128% for some thin-layer models. On the other hand, by SRG a simple model could be obtained as a function of time and temperature, with the greatest accuracy being found in the modelling of experimental data of crab exoskeleton, with MRE<10.149%. Finally, the ANNs were employed successfully in the modelling of drying kinetics, showing high prediction quality with the trained recurrent ANN models.


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Crustacea , Animal Shells , Kinetics , Neural Networks, Computer , Models, Anatomic
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-879097

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Based on the target occupancy mathematical model, the binding kinetic process of potential active ingredients of lowering uric acid in Chrysanthemum morifolium with xanthine oxidase(XOD) was evaluated. The potential active ingredients of lowering uric acid in Ch. morifolium were screened by UPLC-Q-Exactivems MS technology, reference substance identification and in vitro enzymatic kinetics experiments. The binding kinetic parameters of xanthine oxidase and potential inhibitor in Ch. morifolium were determined by surface plasma resonance(SPR). The verified mathematical model of the XOD target occupancy evaluated the kinetic binding process of inhibitors and xanthine oxidase in vivo. According to UPLC-Q-Exactive MS and reference substance identification, 39 potential uric acid-lowering active ingredients in Ch. morifolium extracts were identified and the inhibitory activities of 23 compounds were determined. Three potential xanthine oxidase inhibitors were screened, namely genistein, luteolin, and apigenin. whose IC_(50 )were 1.23, 1.47 and 1.59 μmol·L~(-1), respectively. And the binding rate constants(K_(on)) were 1.26×10~6, 5.23×10~5 and 6.36×10~5 mol·L~(-1)·s~(-1), respectively. The dissociation rate constants(K_(off)) were 10.93×10~(-2), 1.59×10~(-2), and 5.3×10~(-2 )s~(-1), respectively. After evaluation by different administration methods, the three selected compounds can perform rapid and sustained inhibition of xanthine oxidase in vivo under combined administration. This study comprehensively evaluated the target occupancy process of three effective components in different ways of administration in vivo by UPLC-MS, concentration-response method, SPR technology and xanthine oxidase target occupancy model, which would provide a new research idea and method for screening active ingredients in traditional Chinese medicine.


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Chromatography, Liquid , Chrysanthemum , Flavonoids , Kinetics , Pharmaceutical Preparations , Tandem Mass Spectrometry , Xanthine Oxidase/metabolism
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-878885

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In this study, Fick's first law and partition equilibrium were used to represent the internal and external mass transfer processes of Salviae Miltiorrhizae Radix et Rhizoma at the macroscopic level, and a mass transfer model was established. The specific surface area was integrated into the mass transfer resistance, which effectively avoided the irregular shape of medicinal materials and expanded the application scope of the model. Meanwhile, the mass transfer model was further combined with the kinetic model of salvia-nolic acid degradation to establish the extraction kinetic models of salvianolic acid B, lithospermic acid and Danshensu. The model was applied to study the extraction process of Salviae Miltiorrhizae Radix et Rhizoma. According to the sensitivity analysis results, the relative error of the model prediction was within 5% near the maximum extraction rate(320 min), and the prediction performance of the model was good. According to the investigation results of different process parameters, stirring could significantly accelerate the mass transfer rate of salvianolic acid B, while the mass transfer resistance and degradation rate constant were not affected by solvent-to-solid ratio. The linear relationship between the reciprocal of temperature and the logarithm of mass transfer resistance was good(R~2=0.996), indicating that the temperature and mass transfer resistance conformed to Arrhenius formula. In addition, we also found that the concentration changes of lithospermic acid and Danshensu were weakly affected by mass transferwhen the extraction temperature was higher than 358 K. This study has provided the basis for the process optimization and quality control of traditional Chinese medicine extraction.


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Drugs, Chinese Herbal , Kinetics , Medicine, Chinese Traditional , Rhizome , Salvia miltiorrhiza
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Chinese Journal of Biotechnology ; (12): 4215-4230, 2021.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-921500

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Threonine aldolases catalyze the aldol condensation of aldehydes with glycine to furnish β-hydroxy-α-amino acid with two stereogenic centers in a single reaction. This is one of the most promising green methods for the synthesis of optically pure β-hydroxy-α-amino acid with high atomic economy and less negative environmental impact. Several threonine aldolases from different origins have been identified and characterized. The insufficient -carbon stereoselectivity and the challenges of balancing kinetic versus thermodynamic control to achieve the optimal optical purity and yield hampered the application of threonine aldolases. This review summarizes the recent advances in discovery, catalytic mechanism, high-throughput screening, molecular engineering and applications of threonine aldolases, with the aim to provide some insights for further research in this field.


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Amino Acids , Catalysis , Glycine , Glycine Hydroxymethyltransferase/metabolism , Kinetics , Substrate Specificity , Threonine
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