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  1. Oxidation of Alcohols by N-bromosuccinimide in Water

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    2012-01-01

    XIE Min, MIAO Cheng-xia, WANG Shou-feng, SUN Wei J. Mol. Catal. (China) 2012, 26(2), 099-104 A series of alcohols were oxidatized to the correspondinl ketones or aldehydes in high yields by N-bromosuccinimide un-der catalyst-free conditions in water, except for some alcohols bearing donating substituents. However, the oxidation of less ef- fective alcohols could be carried out smoothly with Salen-Co (III) complex as a catalyst in a medium of water and CH2 C12 mixture.

  2. Efficient and selective α-bromination of carbonyl compounds with N-bromosuccinimide under microwave

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    Guan, Xiao-Yu

    2014-02-07

    A highly efficient method for the synthesis of α-halocarbonyl compounds has been achieved via selective monobromination of aromatic and aliphatic carbonyl compounds with N-bromosuccinimide catalyzed by p-toluenesulfonic acid under microwave irradiation within 30 min.

  3. Kinetic Treatment of the Reaction of Fructose and N-Bromosuccinimide in Cationic/Anionic/Nonionic Micelles

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    Singh, Minu

    2014-01-01

    The kinetics of oxidation of fructose by N-bromosuccinimide in acidic medium in the absence and presence of cationic, anionic, and nonionic surfactants has been measured iodometrically under pseudo-first-order condition. The oxidation kinetics of fructose by N-bromosuccinimide shows a first-order dependence on N-bromosuccinimide, fractional order dependence on fructose, and negative fractional order dependence on sulfuric acid. The kinetics is treated using Berezin’s micellar model that was p...

  4. Tetrasubstituted pyrazinones derived from the reaction of praziquantel with N-bromosuccinimide

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    Zhao, Qingjie; Wang, Chunkai; Ezell, Edward L.; Dong, Yuxiang; Vennerstrom, Jonathan L.

    2014-01-01

    When praziquantel was exposed to N-bromosuccinimide in the presence of ethanol, a tricyclic 3-bromo-1-ethoxy pyrazinone was formed. From this and the analogous 1,3-dibromopyrazinone, a small library of 3-alkylamino-1-ethoxy, 1,3-dialkoxy, 3-alkoxy-1-bromo, and 3-alkylamino-1-bromo substituted pyrazinones were synthesized in high yields.

  5. Preparation of α-Bromoketones Involving the Reaction of Enol Triethyl Borates with N-Bromosuccinimide

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    Izabella Jastrzebska

    2013-01-01

    The ketones (5α- and 5β-cholestan-3-one and (1S,7aS)-1-tert-butoxy-hexahydro-7a-methyl-1H-inden-5-one) were efficiently α-monobrominated by treatment of the corresponding enol triethyl borates with N-bromosuccinimide (NBS).

  6. Efficient and selective α-bromination of carbonyl compounds with N-bromosuccinimide under microwave

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    Xiao-Yu Guan

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available A highly efficient method for the synthesis of α-halocarbonyl compounds has been achieved via selective monobromination of aromatic and aliphatic carbonyl compounds with N-bromosuccinimide catalyzed by p-toluenesulfonic acid under microwave irradiation within 30 min.

  7. Kinetics and Mechanism of Micellar Catalyzed Oxidation of Dextrose by N-Bromosuccinimide in H2SO4 Medium

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    Minu Singh

    2014-01-01

    Kinetics and mechanism of micellar catalyzed N-bromosuccinimide oxidation of dextrose in H2SO4 medium was investigated under pseudo-first-order condition temperature of 40°C. The results of the reactions studied over a wide range of experimental conditions show that NBS shows a first order dependence, fractional order, on dextrose and negative fractional order dependence on sulfuric acid. The determined stoichiometric ratio was 1 : 1 (dextrose : N-bromosuccinimide). The variation of Hg(OAC)2 ...

  8. Kinetics and Mechanism of Micellar Catalyzed Oxidation of Dextrose by N-Bromosuccinimide in H2SO4 Medium

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    Minu Singh

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Kinetics and mechanism of micellar catalyzed N-bromosuccinimide oxidation of dextrose in H2SO4 medium was investigated under pseudo-first-order condition temperature of 40°C. The results of the reactions studied over a wide range of experimental conditions show that NBS shows a first order dependence, fractional order, on dextrose and negative fractional order dependence on sulfuric acid. The determined stoichiometric ratio was 1 : 1 (dextrose : N-bromosuccinimide. The variation of Hg(OAC2 and succinimide (reaction product has insignificant effect on reaction rate. Effects of surfactants, added acrylonitrile, added salts, and solvent composition variation have been studied. The Arrhenius activation energy and other thermodynamic activation parameters are evaluated. The rate law has been derived on the basis of obtained data. A plausible mechanism has been proposed from the results of kinetic studies, reaction stoichiometry, and product analysis. The role of anionic and nonionic micelle was best explained by the Berezin’s model.

  9. Rapid titrimetric and spectrophotometric determination of ofloxacin in pharmaceuticals using N-bromosuccinimide

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    Kanakapura Basavaiah Vinay

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available One titrimetric and two spectrophotometric methods have been described for the determination of ofloxacin (OFX in bulk drug and in tablets, employing N-Bromosuccinimide as an analytical reagent. The proposed methods involve the addition of a known excess of NBS to OFX in acid medium, followed by determination of unreacted NBS. In titrimetry, the unreacted NBS is determined iodometrically, and in spectrophotometry, unreacted NBS is determined by reacting with a fixed amount of either indigo carmine (Method A or metanil yellow (Method B. In all the methods, the amount of NBS reacted corresponds to the amount of OFX. Titrimetry allows the determination of 1-8 mg of OFX and the calculations are based on a 1:5 (OFX:NBS reaction stoichiometry. In spectrophotometry, Beer's law is obeyed in the concentration ranges 0.5-5.0 µg/mL for method A and 0.3-3.0 µg/mL for method B. The molar absorptivities are calculated to be 5.53x10(4 and 9.24x10(4 L/mol/cm for method A and method B, respectively. The methods developed were applied to the assay of OFX in tablets, and results compared statistically with those of a reference method. The accuracy and reliability of the methods were further ascertained by performing recovery tests via the standard-addition method.Descrevem-se métodos, um titulométrico e dois espectrofotométricos, para a determinação de ofloxacino (OFX na matéria-prima e em comprimidos, empregando a N-bromossuccinimida (NBS como reagente analítico. Os métodos propostos envolvem a adição de excesso conhecido de NBS ao OFX, em meio ácido, seguida de determinação do NBS que não reagiu. Na titulometria, o NBS que não reagiu é determinado iodometricamente e na espectrofotometria, o NBS que não reagiu é determinado pela reação com quantidade fixa de índigo carmim (Método A ou amarelo de metanila (Método B. Em todos os métodos, a quantidade de NBS que reagiu corresponde à quantidade de OFX. A titulometria permite a determina

  10. Sensitive and selective methods for the determination of cyproheptadine in tablets using N-bromosuccinimide and two dyes

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    Raghu Srinivas Madihalli

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available One titrimetric and two spectrophotometric methods are described for the determination of cyproheptadine hydrochloride (CPH in bulk drug and tablets employing N-bromosuccinimide (NBS as a brominating agent and two dyes, erioglaucine (EG and meta-cresol purple (MCP as auxiliary reagents. In titrimetry, a measured excess of NBS is added to an acidified solution of CPH and the unreacted NBS is determined iodometrically. Spectrophotometry involves the addition of a known excess of NBS to CPH in acid medium followed by estimation of residual NBS by reacting with a fixed amount of either erioglaucin and measuring the absorbance at 540 nm (method A or meta-cresol purple and measuring the absorbance at 630 nm (method B. Titrimetric procedure is applicable over the range of 1.5-15 mg of CPH, and the reaction stoichiometry is found to be 1: 2 (CPH: NBS. The spectrophotometric methods are applicable over the ranges of 0.1-2.0 μg mL-1 (method A and 0.4-12 μg mL-1 (method B. The molar absorptivities are calculated to be 1.4 × 105 and 2.2×104 Lmol-1cm-1 for method A and method B, respectively, and the corresponding Sandell sensitivity values are 0.0023 and 0.0141 μg cm-2. The limits of detection are calculated and found to be 0.03 and 0.24 μg mL-1 for method A and method B, respectively with corresponding limits of quantification 0.09 and 0.71. The methods were applied to the assay of CPH in tablets, and the results were compared statistically with those of a reference method.

  11. KH 2PO4 as a novel catalyst for regioselective monobromination of aralkyl ketones using N-bromosuccinimide: a green methodology

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    P. Md. Khaja Mohinuddin

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available A simple, regioselective and green method has been developed for the preparation of monobrominated ketones from various aralkyl ketones by using N-bromosuccinimide in presence of KH 2PO 4 in EtOH at reflux temperature. The present method is of short reaction time and simple with excellent isolated yields of products. The use of eco-friendly solvent, reuse of organic waste (succinimide and recyclable catalyst used for 4 times without loss of activity are advantageous. This is the first example of the use of KH 2PO 4 as a useful catalyst in organohalogen chemistry and the present method meets reduce-reuse-recycle (RRR principle towards development of green protocol.

  12. Chemical modification of the tryptophan residues of leucyl-tRNA synthetase by N-bromosuccinimide and 2-hydroxy-5-nitrobenzyl bromide

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    The accessibility for modification of the tryptophan residues in leucyl-tRNA synthetase from cow mammary glands has been studied with the aid of the specific chemical reagents N-bromosuccinimide and 2-hydroxy-5-nitrobenzyl bromide. UV absorption and the intrinsic fluorescence of the tryptophan residues of the enzymes were used for recording the course of the modification. It has been shown that under native conditions (pH 7.8) two superficial residues in each subunit of the dimeric enzyme undergo modification. Under denaturing conditions (6 M guanidine hydrochloride), the internal tryptophan residues are also modified. When the tryptophan residues are modified, the leucyl-tRNA synthetase is inactivated both in the aminoacylation reaction and in the ATP-PP/sub i/ exchange reaction. In the specific complex of leucyl-tRNA synthetase with tRNA/sup Leu/ one of the superficial tryptophan residues is screened and does not undergo modification by the reagents used

  13. Quantification of Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Using N-Bromosuccinimide and Methyl

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    Sayanna Kondamadgu; Venkateshwarlu Gandu

    2016-01-01

    Simple, sensitive and selective methods are developed for the spectrophotometric determination of drugs, viz., Dobutamine hydrochloride, Lomefloxacin hydrochloride, Sildenafil citrate, Ramipril, Telmisartan based on their reactivity towards N- bromosuccinamide (NBS). The method of each drug depends upon oxidation of drugs by NBS (Excess) and estimating the amount of un-reacted NBS by Methyl Orange dye at λmax 508nm. The calibration curves obeyed Beer’s law over the concentration range of 5-38...

  14. Labeling of atenolol with radioactive iodine-125 using N-bromosuccinimide and hydrogen peroxide as oxidizing agents

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    An adopted method for the preparation of high radiochemical purity 125I-atenolol was investigated. Direct radioiodination of atenolol was carried out using N-bromosuccinamide or hydrogen peroxide as an oxidizing agent. The reaction proceeds well within 30 min at room temperature (25 ± 1 deg C) and afforded a radiochemical yield up to 97% as pure as 125I-atenolol. Different chromatographic techniques (electrophoresis, TLC and HPLC) were used to determine the radiochemical yield and purity of the labeled product. Biodistribution studies were carried out in normal Albino Swiss mice and the results indicate that 125I-atenolol can be used safely as myocardial imaging agent. (author)

  15. Ab Initio Calculations on Halogen Bond Between N-Br and Electron-donating Groups

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    WANG Yan-hua; CHEN Xue-song; ZOU Jian-wei; YU Qing-sen

    2007-01-01

    Ab initio calculations of complexes formed between N-bromosuccinimide and a series of electron-donating groups were performed at the level of MP2/Lanl2DZ* to gain a deeper insight into the nature of the N-Br halogen stronger halogen-bonding complex than the C-Br. A comparison of neutral hydrogen bond complex series reveals that the electron-donating capacities of the atoms decrease in the order, N>O>S; O(sp3)>O(sp2), which is adequate for the C-Br halogen bonding. Interaction energies, in conjunction with the geometrical parameters show that the affinitive capacity of trihalide anions X-3 with N-bromosuccinimide are markedly lower than that of the corresponding X- with N-bromosuccinimide, even lower than those of neutral molecules with N-bromosuccinimide. AIM analyses further confirmed the above results.

  16. Determination of stannous tin in radiopharmaceutical cold kits

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    Two methods for determining stannous tin in 'cold kits', used for the preparation of Tc-99m labelled radiopharmaceuticals, have been developed. Both are based on the direct titration of the Sn2 in solution. In the first method titration is with N-bromosuccinimide. Of the materials commonly used as cold kits only albumin has been found to interfere with the determination. The second method is a standard iodometric titration in which starch is used as indicator. None of the materials tested interfere with this procedure. The N-bromosuccinimide method is the method of choice as the re-agent, a solid, can be used without prior standardization. Iodine solution must be standardized daily. The paper describes in detail the methods used and gives examples of kits in which the Sn2 levels have been determined using the described procedures

  17. Rapid Kinetics and Relative Reactivity of Some Five Membered Aromatic Heterocycles using Hydrodynamic Voltammetry

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    S. B. Walke; S. L. Bonde; R. P. Bhadane; V. T. Dangat; B. Jadhav

    2015-01-01

    Kinetics of the bromination of imidazole, pyrazole and thiazole by molecular bromine and N-bromosuccinimide has been studied in aqueous medium. Since the reactions are rapid special technique namely, hydrodyanamic voltammetry has been employed to follow the course of the reactions. These reactions follow second order kinetics. The comparative kinetic data determines the reactivity order for these heterocycles towards the bromination using two different brominating reagents. The study justifie...

  18. Optimization and validation of spectrophotometric methods for determination of finasteride in dosage and biological forms

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    Amin, Alaa S.; Kassem, Mohammed A.

    2012-01-01

    Aim and Background: Three simple, accurate and sensitive spectrophotometric methods for the determination of finasteride in pure, dosage and biological forms, and in the presence of its oxidative degradates were developed. Materials and Methods: These methods are indirect, involve the addition of excess oxidant potassium permanganate for method A; cerric sulfate [Ce(SO4)2] for methods B; and N-bromosuccinimide (NBS) for method C of known concentration in acid medium to finasteride, and the de...

  19. Reversible Conformational Changes of PsbO Protein Detected by Terahertz Time-Domain Spectroscopy

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    CHEN Hua; CHEN Gui-Ying; LI Shu-Qin; WANG Li

    2009-01-01

    We used a terahertz time-domain spectroscope (THz-TDS) to detect the reversible conformations2 changes of PsbO protein induced by N-bromosuccinimide and Guanidine Hydrochloride.The veracity and sensitivity are confirmed by the fluorescence emission spectra.The results demonstrate that THz-TDS has both advantages and disadvantages in monitoring the denaturation process of proteins,which is important in applying THz-TDS technique to studying biomolecules.

  20. Purification and properties of xylanase A from alkali-tolerant Bacillus sp. strain BP-23.

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    A. Blanco; Vidal, T; Colom, J F; Pastor, F I

    1995-01-01

    Xylanase A from the recently isolated Bacillus sp. strain BP-23 was purified to homogeneity. The enzyme shows a molecular mass of 32 kDa and an isoelectric point of 9.3. Optimum temperature and pH for xylanase activity were 50 degrees C and 5.5 respectively. Xylanase A was completely inhibited by N-bromosuccinimide. The main products of birchwood xylan hydrolysis were xylotetraose and xylobiose. The enzyme was shown to facilitate chemical bleaching of pulp, generating savings of 38% in terms ...

  1. 5-Bromo-1H-thieno[2,3-d]imidazole

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    Fen Wang

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available The crystal structure of the title compound, C5H3BrN2S, shows that bromination of 1H-thieno[2,3-d]imidazole with N-bromosuccinimide in acetonitrile occurs at position 5 of the bicyclic system. The molecule is almost planar, with a mean deviation of 0.015 Å from the least-squares plane through all the non-H atoms. In the crystal, N—H...N hydrogen bonds link the molecules into infinite C(4 chains running along [101].

  2. Rapid Kinetics and Relative Reactivity of Some Five Membered Aromatic Heterocycles using Hydrodynamic Voltammetry

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    S. B. Walke

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Kinetics of the bromination of imidazole, pyrazole and thiazole by molecular bromine and N-bromosuccinimide has been studied in aqueous medium. Since the reactions are rapid special technique namely, hydrodyanamic voltammetry has been employed to follow the course of the reactions. These reactions follow second order kinetics. The comparative kinetic data determines the reactivity order for these heterocycles towards the bromination using two different brominating reagents. The study justifies the stereochemical principles ascertaining the relative reactivity of these heterocycles quantitatively using kinetics as an investigational tool.

  3. Palladium(II-catalyzed Heck reaction of aryl halides and arylboronic acids with olefins under mild conditions

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    Tanveer Mahamadali Shaikh

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available A series of general and selective Pd(II-catalyzed Heck reactions were investigated under mild reaction conditions. The first protocol has been developed employing an imidazole-based secondary phosphine oxide (SPO ligated palladium complex (6 as a precatalyst. The catalytic coupling of aryl halides and olefins led to the formation of the corresponding coupled products in excellent yields. A variety of substrates, both electron-rich and electron-poor olefins, were converted smoothly to the targeted products in high yields. Compared with the existing approaches employing SPO–Pd complexes in a Heck reaction, the current strategy features mild reaction conditions and broad substrate scope. Furthermore, we described the coupling of arylboronic acids with olefins, which were catalyzed by Pd(OAc2 and employed N-bromosuccinimide as an additive under ambient conditions. The resulted biaryls have been obtained in moderate to good yields.

  4. Tracing the distribution of labelled aflatoxin and ochratoxin in blood and some organs of white pekin ducklings

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    Labelling of some mycotoxins (ochratoxin and aflatoxin) with radioactive iodine has been performed. The factors affecting the labelling yield such as reaction time, concentration of oxidizing agent (N-bromosuccinimide), pH and concentration of substrate were studied. Separation and purification of the labelled product using ITLC and gel chromatography on sephadex G-25 column have been done. The purified labelled products were orally administrated to white Pekin ducklings to study the bio-distribution in blood and some organs. The present results cleared that high concentrations of ochratoxin and aflatoxin were found in intestinal contents. The labelled ochratoxin reached high concentration in the kidney whereas the labelled aflatoxin reached high concentration in the liver

  5. Lactic acid-mediated tandem one-pot synthesis of 2-aminothiazole derivatives: A rapid, scalable, and sustainable process

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    Mohan Reddy Bodireddy

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Environmentally benign and biodegradable lactic acid is identified as alternative solvent and catalyst for the tandem one-pot synthesis of Hantzsch 2-aminothiazole derivatives (4 from readily available aralkyl ketones (1 through in situ regioselective α-bromination using N-bromosuccinimide (2 followed by heterocyclization using thiourea (3 at 90–100°C. The major advantages of the present method include short reaction times (10–15 min, practical, simple to perform, easy work-up, good yield of products (up to 96%, productive for large-scale applications, free from apply of α-bromoketones (lachrymator as substrates, avoids column purification. Hence, the present method meets with the concepts of both Wender’s “ideal synthesis” and sustainable chemical process.

  6. Characterization and amino-terminal sequence of phospholipase A2-II from the venom of Agkistrodon bilineatus (common cantil).

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    Nikai, T; Komori, Y; Ohara, A; Yagihashi, S; Ohizumi, Y; Sugihara, H

    1994-01-01

    1. Phospholipase A2 was isolated from the venom of Agkistrodon bilineatus by Sephadex G-75 and CM-Cellulose column chromatographies. 2. The purified phospholipase A2 gave a single band on disc polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis, sodium dodecyl sulfate polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis and ODS-HPLC. 3. The enzyme preparation had a mol. wt of 14,000, isoelectric point of pH 10.12 and possessed 121 amino acid residues. 4. The enzyme hydrolyzed the phospholipids phosphatidyl choline, phosphatidyl ethanolamine, phosphatidyl inositol and phosphatidyl serine. 5. The contraction of mouse diaphragm was inhibited by phospholipase A2-II. 6. Phospholipase A2 activity of this preparation was inhibited by ethylenediamine tetraacetic acid, ethyleneglycol (beta-aminoethyl) N,N,N',N'-tetraacetic acid, p-bromophenacyl bromide or N-bromosuccinimide, but not by iodoacetic acid or diisopropyl fluorophosphate. 7. The amino-terminal sequence of the PLA2-II was determined. PMID:8138046

  7. Molybdophyllysin, a toxic metalloendopeptidase from the tropical toadstool, Chlorophyllum molybdites.

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    Yamada, Mina; Tokumitsu, Naoko; Saikawa, Yoko; Nakata, Masaya; Asano, Junpei; Miyairi, Kazuo; Okuno, Toshikatsu; Konno, Katsuhiro; Hashimoto, Kimiko

    2012-11-15

    A toxic protein, dubbed molybdophyllysin, was isolated from the tropical toadstool Chlorophyllum molybdites by following its lethal effect in mice. Analysis of the protein using SDS-PAGE revealed a single 23-kDa band. Sequence analysis of molybdophyllysin tryptic fragments showed that this protein is highly homologous to metalloendopeptidases (MEPs) obtained from edible mushrooms, such as Grifola frondosa, Pleurotus ostreatus, and Armillaria mellea. These proteins include a HEXXH+D zinc-binding motif known as aspzincin. Accordingly, molybdophyllysin is a member of the deuterolysin family of zinc proteases. Molybdophyllysin retained its proteolytic activity at temperatures up to 60°C with an optimum pH of 7.0. The activity was inhibited by both 1,10-phenanthroline and N-bromosuccinimide, but molybdophyllysin exhibited strong resistance to SDS. PMID:23063519

  8. trans-4-(2-Amino-5-bromo-6-methylpyrimidin-4-ylamino-1-methylcyclohexanol

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    Jacqui E. Hoffman

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available The title compound, C12H19BrN4O, represents the minor component of the two products obtained in a series of transformations involving the Grignard reaction of tert-butoxycarbonyl-protected 4-aminocyclohexanone with MeMgBr, and subsequent interaction of the obtained amino-substituted cyclohexanol with 4-chloro-6-methylpyrimidin-2-amine followed by bromination with N-bromosuccinimide. The X-ray structure showed that this product represents a trans isomer with respect to the amino and hydroxy substituents in the cyclohexyl ring; the dihedral angle between the aminopyrimidine plane and the (noncrystallographic mirror plane of the substituted cyclohexyl fragment is 33.6 (3°. Only two of the four potentially `active' H atoms participate in intermolecular N—H...O and O—H...N hydrogen bonds, linking the molecules into layers parallel to the (10overline{1} plane.

  9. TiO2 nanoparticles supported on the Fe3O4@SiO2 nanocomposites: a novel magnetic nanocatalyst for the synthesis of 2-aminothiazoles

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    Nano TiO2 supported on the Fe3O4@SiO2 nanocomposites is introduced as a novel catalyst for the environmental synthesis of 2-aminothiazoles in PEG-200 as a green medium at room temperature. In this reaction, thiourea and N-bromosuccinimide were reacted with various ketones affording the desired 2-aminothiazole compounds. This green protocol has promising features for the reaction response such as simple procedure, high yields, and the ease of separation of pure product, short reaction time, and convenient manipulation. This catalyst was easily separated by an external magnet, and the recovered catalyst was reused several times without any significant loss of activity.Graphical abstract

  10. Spectrophotometric determination of azathioprine in pharmaceutical formulations.

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    Lakshmi, C S; Reddy, M N

    1998-12-01

    Four simple and sensitive visible spectrophotometric methods (A-D) have been described for the assay of azathioprine (ATP) either in pure form or in pharmaceutical formulations. Methods A and B are based on the oxidation of ATP with excess N-bromosuccinimide (NBS) or chloramine-T (CAT) and determining the consumed NBS or CAT with a decrease in colour intensity of celestine blue (CB) (method A) or gallocyanine (GC) (method B), respectively. Methods C and D are based on the diazotisation of reduced azathioprine (RATP) with excess nitrous acid and estimating either the consumed nitrous acid (HNO(2)) with cresyl fast violet acetate (CFVA) (method C) or by coupling reaction of the diazonium salt formed with N-1-naphthyl ethylene diamine dihydrochloride (NED) (method D). All of the variables have been optimized and the reactions presented. The concentration measurements are reproducible within a relative standard deviation of 1.0%. Recoveries are 99.2-100.3%. PMID:18967434

  11. Active Immunization and Evaluation Against Luteinizing Hormone for Radioimmunoassay Technique in Human Serum

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    This study evaluated the antigenicity of luteinizing hormone conjugate with Bovine Serum Albumin (LH-BSA). The conjugation of LH- BSA was carried out by 1-Ethyl-3-(3-Dimethylaminopropyl) Carbodiimide HCl (ECDI). Three rabbits were immunized against LH-BSA. Two rabbits were immunized against nonconjugated LH and two rabbits against BSA only. Immunization was carried out through primary injection and 4 boosters. The preparation of the radioiodinated 125 I-LH was carried out using N- Bromo-Succinimide as oxidizing agent. The preparation of LH standards was carried out. The obtained LH antisera were characterized of titer, immuno response and displacement profile formulation, optimization and validation of the local liquid phase LH- Radioimmunoassay (RIA) system was carried out. The results provide a highly sensitive and accurate RIA system of LH-BSA. This technique could be used in measuring LH in human serum to investigate fertility especially disorders of the hypothalamic / pituitary / gonadal axis

  12. Ultrasound assisted N-bromosuccinimde catalyzed one pot condensation approach for synthesis of Bis(indolylmethanes from primary alcohols

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    Prakash Chhattise

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available A simple, efficient protocol for one pot synthesis of bis(indolylmethanes from primary alcohols is investigated with N-bromosuccinimde as a catalyst under ultrasound irradiation. Alcohols can be converted into carbonyl compounds by removal of hydrogen in presence of N-bromosuccinimde as an oxidant and can react in situ with indole to give desired bis(indolylmethanes. In the reported one pot multicomponent condensation reaction N-bromosuccinimde promotes the oxidation of alcohol to aldehyde, facilitating the subsequent condensation with indole to afford bis(indolyl methanes in good to excellent yields. The inexpensiveness and easy handling are some of important feature of N-bromosuccinimde. The by-product N-succinimide can be easily recovered and recycled to N-bromosuccinimide.

  13. A Metal and Base-Free Chemoselective Primary Amination of Boronic Acids Using Cyanamidyl/Arylcyanamidyl Radical as Aminating Species: Synthesis and Mechanistic Studies by Density Functional Theory.

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    Chatterjee, Nachiketa; Arfeen, Minhajul; Bharatam, Prasad V; Goswami, Avijit

    2016-06-17

    An efficient, metal and base-free, chemoselective synthesis of aryl-, heteroaryl-, and alkyl primary amines from the corresponding boronic acids has been achieved at ambient temperature mediated by [bis(trifluoroacetoxy)iodo]benzene (PIFA) and N-bromosuccinimide (NBS) using cyanamidyl/arylcyanamidyl radicals as the aminating species. The primary amine compounds were initially obtained as their corresponding ammonium trifluoroacetate salts which, on treatment with aq NaOH, provide the free amines. Finally, the primary amines were isolated through column chromatography over silica-gel using hexane-EtOAc solvent system as the eluent. The reactions are sufficiently fast, completing within 1 h. Quantum chemical calculations in combination with experimental observations validate that the ipso amination of substituted boronic acids involves the formation of cyanamidyl/arylcyanamidyl radical, followed by regiospecific interaction of its nitrile-N center with boron atom of the boronic acids, leading to chemoselective primary amination. PMID:27182931

  14. TiO{sub 2} nanoparticles supported on the Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4}@SiO{sub 2} nanocomposites: a novel magnetic nanocatalyst for the synthesis of 2-aminothiazoles

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    Safari, Javad, E-mail: safari-jav@yahoo.com, E-mail: safari@kashanu.ac.ir; Abedi-Jazini, Zahra; Zarnegar, Zohre, E-mail: z-zarnegar@yahoo.com; Sadeghi, Masoud [University of Kashan, Laboratory of Organic Compound Research, Department of Organic Chemistry, College of Chemistry (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2015-12-15

    Nano TiO{sub 2} supported on the Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4}@SiO{sub 2} nanocomposites is introduced as a novel catalyst for the environmental synthesis of 2-aminothiazoles in PEG-200 as a green medium at room temperature. In this reaction, thiourea and N-bromosuccinimide were reacted with various ketones affording the desired 2-aminothiazole compounds. This green protocol has promising features for the reaction response such as simple procedure, high yields, and the ease of separation of pure product, short reaction time, and convenient manipulation. This catalyst was easily separated by an external magnet, and the recovered catalyst was reused several times without any significant loss of activity.Graphical abstract.

  15. Purification of thermostable α-galactosidase from Irpex lacteus and its use for hydrolysis of oligosaccharides.

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    Guo, Yajie; Song, Yi; Qiu, Yi; Shao, Xiaoming; Wang, Hexiang; Song, Yuan

    2016-05-01

    A monomeric α-galactosidase (ILGI) from the mushroom Irpex lacteus was purified 94.19-fold to electrophoretic homogeneity. ILGI exhibited a specific activity of 18.36 U mg(-1) and demonstrated a molecular mass of 60 kDa in sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE). ILGI was optimally active at 80 °C and pH 5.0, and it was stable over a temperature range of 4-70 °C and a wide pH range of 2.0-12.0. ILGI was completely inactivated by Ag(+) and Hg(2+) ions and N-bromosuccinimide (NBS). Moreover, ILGI exhibited good resistance to proteases. Galactose acted as a noncompetitive inhibitor with Ki and Kis of 3.34 and 0.29 mM, respectively. The α-galactosidase presented a broad substrate specificity, which included p-nitrophenyl α-D-galactopyranoside (pNPGal), melibiose, stachyose, and raffinose with Km values of 1.27, 3.24, 7.1, and 22.12 mM, correspondingly. ILGI exhibited efficient and complete hydrolysis to raffinose and stachyose. The aforementioned features of this enzyme suggest its potential value in food and feed industries. PMID:26946959

  16. Selective dephosphorylation of histone H1 by nuclear phosphatases

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    The aim of this study was to characterize the sites of H1 phosphorylated by the cAMP-dependent protein kinase (kinase A) and the Ca2+ phospholipid-dependent protein kinase (kinase C) and to study their dephosphorylation by nuclear protein phosphatases. H1 was phosphorylated on a ser residue to approx. 1 mole [32P]/mole H1 with either kinase A or C. The sites of phosphorylation were differentiated by digestion of the H1 by thrombin or N-bromosuccinimide. Phosphopeptide maps on reversed phase HPLC and gel filtration HPLC clearly showed that the kinase C phosphorylated a different site than the well characterized kinase A site. H1, phosphorylated by kinase C or kinase A, was used as a substrate for the nuclear phosphatases. The nuclear phosphatases were purified from salt extracted rat liver chromatin and separated into 2 forms based on heat-stable inhibitor sensitivity and polycation stimulation. Polycation-stimulated phosphatase rapidly dephosphorylated the kinase C site and slowly dephosphorylated the kinase A site. The inhibitor-sensitive enzyme showed little activity toward either site under standard assay conditions

  17. Selective dephosphorylation of histone H1 by nuclear phosphatases

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    Jakes, S.; Schlender, K.K.

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    The aim of this study was to characterize the sites of H1 phosphorylated by the cAMP-dependent protein kinase (kinase A) and the CaS phospholipid-dependent protein kinase (kinase C) and to study their dephosphorylation by nuclear protein phosphatases. H1 was phosphorylated on a ser residue to approx. 1 mole (TSP)/mole H1 with either kinase A or C. The sites of phosphorylation were differentiated by digestion of the H1 by thrombin or N-bromosuccinimide. Phosphopeptide maps on reversed phase HPLC and gel filtration HPLC clearly showed that the kinase C phosphorylated a different site than the well characterized kinase A site. H1, phosphorylated by kinase C or kinase A, was used as a substrate for the nuclear phosphatases. The nuclear phosphatases were purified from salt extracted rat liver chromatin and separated into 2 forms based on heat-stable inhibitor sensitivity and polycation stimulation. Polycation-stimulated phosphatase rapidly dephosphorylated the kinase C site and slowly dephosphorylated the kinase A site. The inhibitor-sensitive enzyme showed little activity toward either site under standard assay conditions.

  18. Preparation, purification and primary bioevaluation of radioiodinated ofloxacin. An imaging agent

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    Kandil, Shaban; Seddik, Usama; Hussien, Hiba; Shaltot, Mohamed [Atomic Energy Authority, Cairo (Egypt). Cyclotron Project; El-Tabl, Abdou [Monofia Univ. (Egypt). Faculty of Science

    2015-07-01

    The broad-spectrum antibiotic agents have been demonstrated as promising diagnostic tools for early detection of infectious lesions. We set out ofloxacin (Oflo), a second-generation fluoroquinolone, for the radioiodination process. In particular, this was carried out with {sup 125}I via an electrophilic substitution reaction. The radiochemical yield was influenced by different factors; drug concentration, different oxidizing agents, e.g. chloramine-T, iodogen and n-bromosuccinimide, pH of medium, reaction time, temperature and different organic media. These parameters were studied to optimize the best conditions for labeling with ofloxacin. We found that radiolabeling in ethanol medium showed a 70% radiochemical yield of {sup 125}I-ofloxacin. The radioiodination was determined by means of TLC and HPLC. The cold labeled Oflo ({sup 127}I-Oflo) was prepared and controlled by HPLC. The cold labeled Oflo was also confirmed by NMR and MS techniques. Furthermore, biodistribution studies for labeled {sup 125}I-Oflo were examined in two independent groups (3 mice in each one); control and E. Coli-injected (inflamed). The radiotracer showed a good localization in muscle of thigh for inflamed group as compared to control. In conclusion, ofloxacine might be a promising target as an anti-inflammatory imaging agent.

  19. Synthesis of Phenolic Compounds by Trapping Arynes with a Hydroxy Surrogate

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    Full Text Available Trapping of arynes with various nucleophiles provides a range of heteroatom-functionalized arene derivatives, but the corresponding reaction with water does not provide phenol derivatives. Silver trifluroacetate (AgO2CCF3 can nicely solve this problem. It was found that in typical organic solvent, AgO2CCF3 readily reacts with arynes to generate trifluoroacetoxy organosilver arene intermediate, which, upon treating with silica gel, provides phenolic products. This protocol can be extended to the synthesis of α-halofunctionalized phenol derivatives by simply adding NBS (N-bromosuccinimides or NIS (N-iodosuccinimides to the reaction along with silver trifluroacetate, which provided α-bromo or α-iodophenol derivatives in good yield. However, the similar reactions with NCS (N-chlorosuccinimides afforded only the protonated product instead of the expected α-chlorophenols derivatives. Interestingly, substrates containing silyl substituents on 1,3-diynes resulted in α-halotrifluoroacetates rather than their hydrolyzed product. Additionally, trapping the same arynes with other oxygen-based nucleophiles containing silver counter cation, along with NXS (N-halosuccinimides, generated α-halooxyfunctionalized products.

  20. Functional and fluorescence analyses of tryptophan residues in H+-pyrophosphatase of Clostridium tetani.

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    Chen, Yen-Wei; Lee, Ching-Hung; Huang, Yun-Tzu; Pan, Yih-Jiuan; Lin, Shih-Ming; Lo, Yueh-Yu; Lee, Chien-Hsien; Huang, Lin-Kun; Huang, Yu-Fen; Hsu, Yu-Di; Pan, Rong-Long

    2014-04-01

    Homodimeric proton-translocating pyrophosphatase (H+-PPase; EC 3.6.1.1) maintains the cytoplasmic pH homeostasis of many bacteria and higher plants by coupling pyrophosphate (PPi) hydrolysis and proton translocation. H+-PPase accommodates several essential motifs involved in the catalytic mechanism, including the PPi binding motif and Acidic I and II motifs. In this study, 3 intrinsic tryptophan residues, Trp-75, Trp-365, and Trp-602, in H+-PPase from Clostridium tetani were used as internal probes to monitor the local conformational state of the periplasm domain, transmembrane region, and cytoplasmic domain, respectively. Upon binding of the substrate analog Mg-imidodiphosphate (Mg-IDP), local structural changes prevented the modification of tryptophan residues by N-bromosuccinimide (NBS), especially at Trp-602. Following Mg-Pi binding, Trp-75 and Trp-365, but not Trp-602, were slightly protected from structural modifications by NBS. These results reveal the conformation of H+-PPase is distinct in the presence of different ligands. Moreover, analyses of the Stern-Volmer relationship and steady-state fluorescence anisotropy also indicate that the local structure around Trp-602 is more exposed to solvent and varied under different environments. In addition, Trp-602 was identified to be a crucial residue in the H+-PPase that may potentially be involved in stabilizing the structure of the catalytic region by site-directed mutagenesis analysis. PMID:24121937

  1. Nitroxide mediated and atom transfer radical graft polymerization of atactic polymers onto syndiotactic polystyrene

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    Abbasian, M. [Department of Basic Science, Payame Noor University, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Shoja, S. Esmaeily [Lab. of Materials, Faculty of Engineering, Islamic Azad University, Bonab (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2012-04-15

    'Living' radical graft polymerization was employed to prepare graft copolymers with nitroxide mediated arylated syndiotactic polystyrene as the backbone and polystyrene (PS), poly(p-methylstyrene) (PMS) and poly(methylmethacrylate) (PMMA) as branches. A two-stage process has been developed to synthesize the macroinitiator. First, syndiotactic polystyrene (sPS) was modified by the Friedel-Crafts reaction to introduce chlorine; second, the chlorine groups were converted to nitroxide mediated groups by coupling with 1-hydroxy-2,2,6,6-tetramethyl-1-piperidinyloxy (TEMPO-OH). The resulting macroinitiator (sPSTEMPO) for 'living' free radical polymerization was then heated in the presence of styrene and pmethylstyrene to form graft and block copolymers. We used the obtained copolymer and N-bromosuccinimide as brominating agent to achieve polymers with bromine groups. This brominated copolymer was used as a macroinitiator for polymerizing methyl methacrylate in the presence of the CuBr/bpy catalyst system. The formation of the graft and block copolymers was confirmed by DSC, {sup 1}H NMR and FTIR spectroscopy. This approach using macroinitiators is an effective method for the preparation of new materials. (author)

  2. Characteristics and Applicability of Phytase of the Yeast Pichia anomala in Synthesizing Haloperoxidase.

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    Joshi, Swati; Satyanarayana, Tulasi

    2015-07-01

    The phytase of the yeast Pichia anomala is a histidine acid phosphatase based on signature sequences and catalytic amino acids identified by site-directed mutagenesis. Among modulators, N-bromosuccinimide and butanedione inhibit phytase, while Ca(2+) and Ni(2+) stimulate slightly. Vanadate exhibits competitive inhibition of phytase, making it bifunctional to act as haloperoxidase. Molecular docking supports vanadate to share its binding site with phytate. The T 1/2, activation energy (E a ), temperature quotient (Q 10), activation energy of thermal inactivation (Ed), and enthalpy (ΔH d (0) ) of the enzyme are 4.0 min (80 °C), 27.72 kJ mol(-1), 2.1, 410.62 kJ mol(-1), and ∼407.8 kJ mol(-1) (65-80 °C), respectively. The free energy of the process (ΔG d (o) ) increases from 49.56 to 71.58 kJ mol(-1) with rise in temperature, while entropy of inactivation (ΔS d (0) ) remains constant at ∼1.36 kJ mol(-1) K(-1). The supplementation of whole wheat dough with rPPHY resulted in 72.5 % reduction in phytic acid content of bread. These characteristics confirm that the phytase has adequate thermostability for its applicability as a food and feed additive. PMID:25957272

  3. Acetylation of oil palm empty fruit bunch fiber as an adsorbent for removal of crude oil.

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    Asadpour, Robabeh; Sapari, Nasiman B; Isa, Mohamed Hasnain; Kakooei, Saeid

    2016-06-01

    Removal of oil spillage from the environment is a global concern. Various methods, including the use of fibers as sorbents, have been developed for oil spill control. Oil palm empty fruit bunch (OPEFB) fiber is a plant biomass that may be acetylated by acetic anhydride using N-bromosuccinimide (NBS) as a catalyst; here, the extent of acetylation may be calculated in terms of weight percent gain (WPG). The modified fiber was used to remove Tapis and Arabian crude oils. The optimum time, temperature, and catalyst concentration were 4 h, 120 °C, and 3 %, respectively, and these parameters could achieve an 11.49 % increase in WPG. The optimized parameters improved the adsorption capacity of OPEFB fibers for crude oil removal. The acetylated OPEFB fibers were characterized by using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and field emission scanning electron microscopy to observe the functional groups available and morphology. Kinetic and isotherm studies were conducted using different contact times and oil/water ratios. The rate of oil sorption onto the OPEFB fibers can be adequately described by the pseudo-second-order equation. Adsorption studies revealed that adsorption of crude oil on treated OPEFB fiber could be best described by the Langmuir isotherm model. PMID:26944428

  4. Ion distribution in quaternary-ammonium-functionalized aromatic polymers: effects on the ionic clustering and conductivity of anion-exchange membranes.

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    Weiber, E Annika; Jannasch, Patric

    2014-09-01

    A series of copoly(arylene ether sulfone)s that have precisely two, three, or four quaternary ammonium (QA) groups clustered directly on single phenylene rings along the backbone are studied as anion-exchange membranes. The copolymers are synthesized by condensation polymerizations that involve either di-, tri-, or tetramethylhydroquinone followed by virtually complete benzylic bromination using N-bromosuccinimide and quaternization with trimethylamine. This synthetic strategy allows excellent control and systematic variation of the local density and distribution of QA groups along the backbone. Small-angle X-ray scattering of these copolymers shows extensive ionic clustering, promoted by an increasing density of QA on the single phenylene rings. At an ion-exchange capacity (IEC) of 2.1 meq g(-1), the water uptake decreases with the increasing local density of QA groups. Moreover, at moderate IECs at 20 °C, the Br(-) conductivity of the densely functionalized copolymers is higher than a corresponding randomly functionalized polymer, despite the significantly higher water uptake of the latter. Thus, the location of multiple cations on single aromatic rings in the polymers facilitates the formation of a distinct percolating hydrophilic phase domain with a high ionic concentration to promote efficient anion transport, despite probable limitations by reduced ion dissociation. These findings imply a viable strategy to improve the performance of alkaline membrane fuel cells. PMID:25044778

  5. Luffa acutangula agglutinin: Primary structure determination and identification of a tryptophan residue involved in its carbohydrate-binding activity using mass spectrometry.

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    Kumar, Gnanesh; Mishra, Padmanabh; Anantharam, Vellareddy; Surolia, Avadhesha

    2015-12-01

    A lectin from phloem exudates of Luffa acutangula (ridge gourd) was purified on chitin affinity chromatography and characterized for its amino acid sequence and to study the role of tryptophan in its activity. The purified lectin was subjected to various proteolytic digestions, and the resulting peptides were analyzed by liquid chromatography coupled electrospray ionization ion trap mass spectrometer. The peptide precursor ions were fragmented by collision-induced dissociation or electron transfer dissociation experiments, and a manual interpretation of MS/MS was performed to deduce amino acid sequence. This gave rise to almost complete sequence coverage of the lectin which showed high-sequence similarity with deduced sequences of phloem lectins present in the database. Chemical modification of lysine, tyrosine, histidine, arginine, aspartic acid, and glutamic acid residues did not inhibit the hemagglutinating activity. However, the modification of tryptophan residues using N-bromosuccinimide showed the loss of hemagglutinating activity. Additionally, the mapping of tryptophan residues was performed to determine the extent and number of residues modified, which revealed that six residues per molecule were oxidized suggesting their accessibility. The retention of the lectin activity was seen when the modifications were performed in the presence of chitooligosaccharides due to protection of a tryptophan residue (W102) in the protein. These studies taken together have led to the identification of a particular tryptophan residue (W102) in the activity of the lectin. PMID:26597132

  6. A Fungal α-Galactosidase from Tricholoma matsutake with Broad Substrate Specificity and Good Hydrolytic Activity on Raffinose Family Oligosaccharides

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    Xueran Geng

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available An acidic α-galactosidase designated as TMG was purified from the fruiting bodies The purification protocol entailed ion exchange chromatography on Q-Sepharose and of Tricholoma matsutake with 136-fold purification and a specific activity of 909 units/mg. Mono-Q and fast protein liquid chromatography on Superdex 75. TMG is a monomeric protein exhibiting a molecular mass of 47 kDa in SDS-PAGE and gel filtration. The purified enzyme was identified by LC-MS/MS and three inner amino acid sequences were obtained. The optimum pH and temperature for TMG with pNPGal as substrate were pH 4.5 and 55 °C, respectively. The α-galactosidase activity was strongly inhibited by K+, Ca2+, Cd2+, Hg2+, Ag+ and Zn2+ ions. The enzyme activity was inhibited by the chemical modification agent N-bromosuccinimide (NBS, indicating the importance of tryptophan residue(s at or near the active site. Besides hydrolyzing pNPGal, TMG also efficaciously catalyzed the degradation of natural substrates such as stachyose, raffinose, and melibiose. Thus TMG can be exploited commercially for improving the nutritional value of soy milk by degradation of indigestible oligosaccharides.

  7. Hydrolysis of Oligosaccharides by a Thermostable α-Galactosidase from Termitomyces eurrhizus

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    Weiwei Zhang

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The genus of Termitomyces purchased from the market has been identified as Termitomyces eurrhizus using the Internal Transcribed Spacer (ITS method. An α-galactosidase from T. eurrhizus (TEG, a monomeric protein with a molecular mass of 72 kDa, was purified 146 fold by employing ion exchange chromatography and gel filtration. The optimum pH and temperature was 5.0 and 60 °C, respectively. TEG was stable over pH 2–6, and also exhibited good thermostablility, retaining 100% of the original activity after incubation at 60 °C for 2 h. Inhibition of the enzyme activity by N-bromosuccinimide (NBS constituted evidence for an essential role of tryptophan in the catalytic action of the isolated enzyme. Besides 4-nitro-phenyl α-d-galactophyranoside (pNPGal, natural substrates could also be effectively hydrolyzed by TEG. Results of thin-layer chromatography (TLC revealed complete enzymatic hydrolysis of raffinose and stachyose to galactose at 50 °C within 6 h. These properties of TEG advocate its utilization for elevating the nutritional value of soymilk.

  8. Reductive spectrophotometry of divalent tin sensitization on soda lime glass

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    Bejugam, Vinith; Wei, Xingfei; Roper, D. Keith

    2016-07-01

    Rapid and facile evaluation of tin (II) sensitization could lead to improved understanding of metal deposition in electroless (EL) plating. This report used a balanced redox reaction between 3,3‧,5,5‧-tetramethylbenzidine dihydrochloride (TMB-HCL) and N-bromosuccinimide (NBS) to evaluate effects of sensitization conditions (i.e., sensitization time, analyte concentration, aqueous immersion, and acid content) on the accumulated mass of surface-associated divalent tin ion. The accumulated mass of tin (II) increased as the sensitization time increased up to 30 s in proportion to aqueous tin (II) chloride concentrations between 2.6 and 26 mM at a trifluoroacetic acid (TFA) content of 68 mM. The average mass peaked at 7.3 nanomoles (nmol) per cm2 after a 5 s aqueous immersion post-sensitization, and then decreased with increasing aqueous immersion post-sensitization. The total average tin (II) + tin (IV) accumulated on soda lime glass measured by inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES) was 17% higher at 30 s sensitization, suggesting a fraction of the tin (II) present may have oxidized to tin (IV). These results indicated that in situ spectrophotometric evaluation of tin (II) could support development of EL plating for electronics, catalysis, and solar cells.

  9. Chemical modification of polyaniline by N-grafting of polystyrenic chains synthesized via nitroxide-mediated polymerization

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    This study aims to explore an effective route for the preparation of conductive N-substituted polyaniline (PANI) by the incorporation of brominated poly(styrene-co-p-methylstyrene) onto the emeraldine form of polyaniline. For this purpose, at first, poly(styrene-co-p-methylstyrene) was synthesized via nitroxide-mediated polymerization (NMP), and then, N-bromosuccinimide was used as brominating agent to obtain a copolymer with bromine. Thereafter, deprotonated polyaniline was reacted with brominated poly(styrene-co-p-methylstyrene) to prepare the poly(styrene-co-p-methylstyrene)-graft-polyaniline [(PSt-co-PMSt)-g-PANI] terpolymer through N-grafting reaction. The terpolymer was characterized by Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). Optical properties of (PSt-co-PMSt)-g-PANI in the undoped and doped states were obtained by ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy (UV-Vis), and electrical conductivity at room temperature was measured using samples in which the conductive materials was sandwiched between two Ni electrodes. Moreover, electroactivity of the synthesized terpolymer was verified under cyclic voltammetric conditions on the surface of the working glassy carbon electrode (GCE). The solubility of (PSt-co-PMSt)-g-PANI terpolymer was examined in common organic solvents, such as, tetrahydrofuran (THF), chloroform and xylene. (author)

  10. Dehydration of Carbohydrates to 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural in Ionic Liquids Catalyzed by Hexachlorotriphosphazene

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    宋金良; 张斌斌; 史敬华; 马珺; 杨冠英; 韩布兴

    2012-01-01

    Development of efficient catalysts for the dehydration of carbohydrates to produce 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) is a very attractive topic. In this work, dehydration of fructose catalyzed by three organic molecules, includ- ing hexachlorotriphosphazene (N3P3CI6), trichloromelamine (C3N6H3CI3) and N-bromosuccinimide (NBS), was studied in ionic liquids. It was discovered that the three organic molecules had high activity in accelerating the de- hydration of fructose and N3P3C16 was the most efficient catalyst among them. The effects of amount of catalysts, temperature, solvents, reaction time, and substrate/solvent weight ratio on the reaction were investigated using N3P3C16 as the catalyst and 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride ([Bmim]C1) as the solvent. It was demonstrated that the N3P3C16/[Bmim]CI catalytic system was very effective for catalyzing the reaction. The yield of HMF could reach 92.8% in 20 rain at the optimized conditions and the N3P3C16/[Bmim]C1 system could be reused. Further study indicated that the N3P3C16/[Bmim]CI system was also effective for the dehydration of sucrose and inulin and satisfactory yield could be obtained at suitable conditions.

  11. Preparation, purification and primary bioevaluation of radioiodinated ofloxacin. An imaging agent

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    The broad-spectrum antibiotic agents have been demonstrated as promising diagnostic tools for early detection of infectious lesions. We set out ofloxacin (Oflo), a second-generation fluoroquinolone, for the radioiodination process. In particular, this was carried out with 125I via an electrophilic substitution reaction. The radiochemical yield was influenced by different factors; drug concentration, different oxidizing agents, e.g. chloramine-T, iodogen and n-bromosuccinimide, pH of medium, reaction time, temperature and different organic media. These parameters were studied to optimize the best conditions for labeling with ofloxacin. We found that radiolabeling in ethanol medium showed a 70% radiochemical yield of 125I-ofloxacin. The radioiodination was determined by means of TLC and HPLC. The cold labeled Oflo (127I-Oflo) was prepared and controlled by HPLC. The cold labeled Oflo was also confirmed by NMR and MS techniques. Furthermore, biodistribution studies for labeled 125I-Oflo were examined in two independent groups (3 mice in each one); control and E. Coli-injected (inflamed). The radiotracer showed a good localization in muscle of thigh for inflamed group as compared to control. In conclusion, ofloxacine might be a promising target as an anti-inflammatory imaging agent.

  12. Patatin, the tuber storage protein of potato (Solanum tuberosum L.), exhibits antioxidant activity in vitro.

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    Liu, Yen-Wenn; Han, Chuan-Hsiao; Lee, Mei-Hsien; Hsu, Feng-Lin; Hou, Wen-Chi

    2003-07-16

    The potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) tuber storage protein, patatin, was purified to homogeneity with a molecular mass of 45 kDa. The purified patatin showed antioxidant or antiradical activity by a series of in vitro tests, including 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) radical (half-inhibition concentration, IC(50), was 0.582 mg/mL) scavenging activity assays, anti-human low-density lipoprotein peroxidation tests, and protections against hydroxyl radical-mediated DNA damages and peroxynitrite-mediated dihydrorhodamine 123 oxidations. Using electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectrometry for hydroxyl radical detections, it was found that the intensities of the EPR signal were decreased by the increased amounts of patatin added (IC(50) was 0.775 mg/mL). Through modifications of patatin by iodoacetamide or N-bromosuccinimide, it was found that the antiradical activities of modified patatin against DPPH or hydroxyl radicals were decreased. It was suggested that cysteine and tryptophan residues in patatin might contribute to its antioxidant activities against radicals. PMID:12848515

  13. Regioselective aromatic substitution reactions of cyclometalated Ir(III) complexes: synthesis and photochemical properties of substituted Ir(III) complexes that exhibit blue, green, and red color luminescence emission.

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    Aoki, Shin; Matsuo, Yasuki; Ogura, Shiori; Ohwada, Hiroki; Hisamatsu, Yosuke; Moromizato, Shinsuke; Shiro, Motoo; Kitamura, Masanori

    2011-02-01

    In this manuscript, the regioselective halogenation, nitration, formylation, and acylation of Ir(tpy)(3) and Ir(ppy)(3) (tpy = 2-(4'-tolyl)pyridine and ppy = 2-phenylpyridine) and the subsequent conversions are described. During attempted bromination of the three methyl groups in fac-Ir(tpy)(3) using N-bromosuccinimide (NBS) and benzoyl peroxide (BPO), three protons at the 5'-position (p-position with respect to the C-Ir bond) of phenyl rings in tpy units were substituted by Br, as confirmed by (1)H NMR spectra, mass spectra, and X-ray crystal structure analysis. It is suggested that such substitution reactions of Ir complexes proceed via an ionic mechanism rather than a radical mechanism. UV-vis and luminescence spectra of the substituted Ir(III) complexes are reported. The introduction of electron-withdrawing groups such as CN and CHO groups at the 5'-position of tpy induces a blue shift of luminescence emission to about 480 nm, and the introduction of electron-donating groups such as an amino group results in a red shift to about 600 nm. A reversible change of emission for the 5'-amino derivative of Ir(tpy)(3), Ir(atpy)(3), between red and green occurs upon protonation and deprotonation. PMID:21214169

  14. Unusual stability of the Methanospirillum hungatei sheath.

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    Beveridge, T J; Stewart, M; Doyle, R J; Sprott, G D

    1985-05-01

    The proteinaceous sheath of Methanospirillum hungatei was isolated by lysing cells in 50 mM dithiothreitol, separating the sheath from other cellular material by discontinuous sucrose density centrifugation, and removing the "cell spacers" with dilute NaOH. The isolated sheath material consisted of hollow tubes which had a highly ordered surface array. The stability of the sheath to treatment with denaturants and to enzymatic digestion was examined by a turbidimetric assay in conjunction with electron microscopy and optical or electron diffraction. The sheath was resistant to a range of proteases and also was not digested by peptidoglycan-degrading enzymes, a lipase, a cellulase, a glucosidase, or Rhozyme (a mixture of galactosidases, acetylglucosaminidase, acetylgalactosaminidase, fucosidase, and mannosidases). In addition to being unaffected by common salts, thiol-reducing agents, and EDTA, the layer was resistant to powerful denaturants such as 6 M urea, 6 M guanidinium hydrochloride, 10 M LiSCN, cyanogen bromide, sodium periodate, and 1% sodium dodecyl sulfate. Strong bases, boiling 3 N HCl, and performic acid did attack the sheath; in these cases, the array was systematically disassembled in a progressive manner, which was followed by electron microscopy. The layer was slightly modified by N-bromosuccinimide in urea, but the array remained intact. The stability of the sheath was remarkable, not only as compared to other bacterial surface arrays, but also as compared to proteins generally, and possibly indicated the presence of covalent cross-links between protein subunits. PMID:3988711

  15. The stability of free and bound tryptophan against irradiation and oxidizing agents

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    Experiments were conducted to test the stability of free and bound tryptophan against irradiation and oxidizing agents. The decrease of fluorescence at 352 +- 4 nm after activation at 289 nm was taken as a criterium of measurement in experiments with free tryptophan. The source for irradiation was the lamp of the spectrofluorometer, a 150 Watt Xenon high pressure lamp. Free tryptophan was not stable when irradiated in the near UV range at pH values between 4 and 10.8, it was destroyed quickly. Additional experiments were conducted with the weak oxidation agent N-Bromosuccinimide (NBS) in alkaline aqueous solutions (pH 11). When there was a fivefold excess of NBS, tryptophan was destroyed completely and faster than by photooxidation. Soybean protein was oxidized with FeCl3, formaldehyde, and H2O2. Thirty-two% of tryptophan were destroyed with a 0,5% FeCl3 solution, 43% with 1% FeCl3 solution, 0% with 5% formaldehyde solution, 43% with 10% formaldehyde solution, and 87% with 5% H2O2 solution. With the exception of FeCl3, only a small amount of soybean protein dissolved during the oxidation. (orig.)

  16. Sensitive spectrophotometric methods for determination of some organophosphorus pesticides in vegetable samples

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    MAGDA A. AKL

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Three rapid, simple, reproducible and sensitive spectrophotometric methods (A, B and C are described for the determination of two organophosphorus pesticides, (malathion and dimethoate in formulations and vegetable samples. The methods A and B involve the addition of an excess of Ce4+ into sulphuric acid medium and the determination of the unreacted oxidant by decreasing the red color of chromotrope 2R (C2R at a suitable lmax = 528 nm for method A, or a decrease in the orange pink color of rhodamine 6G (Rh6G at a suitable lmax = = 525 nm. The method C is based on the oxidation of malathion or dimethoate with the slight excess of N-bromosuccinimide (NBS and the determination of unreacted oxidant by reacting it with amaranth dye (AM in hydrochloric acid medium at a suitable lmax = 520 nm. A regression analysis of Beer-Lambert plots showed a good correlation in the concentration range of 0.1-4.2 μg mL−1. The apparent molar absorptivity, Sandell sensitivity, the detection and quantification limits were calculated. For more accurate analysis, Ringbom optimum concentration ranges are 0.25-4.0 μg mL−1. The developed methods were successfully applied to the determination of malathion, and dimethoate in their formulations and environmental vegetable samples.

  17. Dye-sensitized phototransformation of chlorophenols and their subsequent chemiluminescence reactions

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    Zhang Junli [School of Chemical and Material Engineering, Jiangnan University, 1800 Lihu Road, Wuxi 214122 (China); Song Qijun [School of Chemical and Material Engineering, Jiangnan University, 1800 Lihu Road, Wuxi 214122 (China)], E-mail: qsong@jiangnan.edu.cn; Hu Xia; Zhang Enhui; Gao Hui [School of Chemical and Material Engineering, Jiangnan University, 1800 Lihu Road, Wuxi 214122 (China)

    2008-12-15

    A novel chemiluminescence (CL) reaction of chlorophenols (CPs), including 2-chlorophenol (2-CP), 4-CP, 2,4-dichlorophenol (2,4-DCP), 2,4,6-trichlorophenol (2,4,6-TCP) and pentachlorophenol (PCP) was reported, which was based on the oxidation of the phototransformed CPs by N-bromosuccinimide (NBS). It was found that the dye-sensitized phototransformation is a prerequisite for the subsequent CL reaction, and the presence of 1.9x10{sup -2} mol L{sup -1} Triton X-100 or 3.7x10{sup -3} mol L{sup -1} CTAB can greatly enhance the CL intensity. A neutral sample solution with the presence of 2x10{sup -5} mol L{sup -1} fluorescein (FL) was found to be optimum for the phototransformation of 2-CP, 4-CP, 2,4-DCP and PCP, but a lower pH of 5.3 was more suitable for 2,4,6-TCP. Based on the CL reaction, detection limits of 8.6x10{sup -8}, 1.1x10{sup -7}, 1.5x10{sup -7}, 4.6x10{sup -8} and 3.0x10{sup -5} mol L{sup -1} were achieved, respectively, for 2-CP, 4-CP, 2,4-DCP, 2,4,6-TCP and PCP with the optimized conditions in the flow system. The mechanism of the phototransformation and the subsequent CL reaction were preliminarily studied and it was suggested that the singlet oxygen formed in the dye-sensitization process was responsible for the conversion of CPs into light-emitting precursors. These intermediate products were suggested to be peroxide compounds after testing by a luminal-based post-column CL detection experiment.

  18. Characterization of Pullulanase Type II from Bacillus cereus H1.5

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    Hii Siew Ling

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Problem statement: Pullulanase is one of the important enzymes in starch industry. Search for the pullulanase with distinct features, possibly from easily grown bacterium, is of interest for industrial applications Approach: The extracellular pullulanase produced by Bacillus cereus HI.5 was purified by chromatographic method of DEAE-Sepharose, followed by Superdex gel filtration. The enzyme was characterized in terms of the optimal pH and temperature for activity as well as substrate specificity. Results: The enzyme showed optimal activity at 55°C and pH 6.0. The thermostability and the thermoactivity of the enzyme were increased considerably in the presence of Ca2+. In the present of 2 mM Ca2+, the enzyme had half-life duration of more than 2 h at 50°C. Almost all metal ions had a strong inhibitory effect, except Ca2+ and Mn2+. The Ca2+ had a very strong stimulating effect on the enzyme, increasing its activity by 170%. The enzyme was activated by 2-mercaptoethanol and dithiothreitol, where as N-bromosuccinimide and Schardinger dextrins were inhibitors, suggesting that tryptophan and thiol residues may be important for the activity. The apparent Km and Vmax value for pullulan was 1.1 mg mL-1 and 0.275 µmol min-1, respectively. A relative substrate specificity for hydrolysis of pullulan, amylopectin and soluble starch by this pullulanase was 100, 28.5 and 20.4%, respectively. Conclusion: The enzyme was able to attack specifically the α-1,6 linkages in pullulan to generate maltotriose as the major end product, as well as the α-1,4 linkages in amylopectin and soluble starch leading to the formation of a mixture of maltose and glucose and therefore be classified as a type II pullulanase or an amylopullulanase.

  19. Localization and environment of tryptophans in soluble and membrane-bound states of a pore-forming toxin from Staphylococcus aureus.

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    Raja, S M; Rawat, S S; Chattopadhyay, A; Lala, A K

    1999-01-01

    The location and environment of tryptophans in the soluble and membrane-bound forms of Staphylococcus aureus alpha-toxin were monitored using intrinsic tryptophan fluorescence. Fluorescence quenching of the toxin monomer in solution indicated varying degrees of tryptophan burial within the protein interior. N-Bromosuccinimide readily abolished 80% of the fluorescence in solution. The residual fluorescence of the modified toxin showed a blue-shifted emission maximum, a longer fluorescence lifetime as compared to the unmodified and membrane-bound alpha-toxin, and a 5- to 6-nm red edge excitation shift, all indicating a restricted tryptophan environment and deeply buried tryptophans. In the membrane-bound form, the fluorescence of alpha-toxin was quenched by iodide, indicating a conformational change leading to exposure of some tryptophans. A shorter average lifetime of tryptophans in the membrane-bound alpha-toxin as compared to the native toxin supported the conclusions based on iodide quenching of the membrane-bound toxin. Fluorescence quenching of membrane-bound alpha-toxin using brominated and spin-labeled fatty acids showed no quenching of fluorescence using brominated lipids. However, significant quenching was observed using 5- and 12-doxyl stearic acids. An average depth calculation using the parallax method indicated that the doxyl-quenchable tryptophans are located at an average depth of 10 A from the center of the bilayer close to the membrane interface. This was found to be in striking agreement with the recently described structure of the membrane-bound form of alpha-toxin. PMID:10049328

  20. Improved procedures for the selective chemical fragmentation of rhamnogalacturonans.

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    Deng, Chenghua; O'Neill, Malcolm A; Hahn, Michael G; York, William S

    2009-09-28

    The structural characterization of branched rhamnogalacturonans (RGs) requires the availability of methods that selectively cleave the Rhap-(1-->4)-alpha-GalAp linkage and thereby generate oligosaccharide fragments that are suitable for mass spectrometric and NMR spectroscopic analyses. Enzymic cleavage of this linkage is often ineffective, especially in highly branched RGs. Therefore, we have developed an improved chemical fragmentation method based on beta-elimination of esterified 4-linked GalpA residues. At least 85% of the carboxyl groups of the GalA residues in Arabidopsis thaliana seed mucilage RG is esterified using methyl iodide or 3-iodopropanol in Me(2)SO containing 8% water and 1% tetrabutylammonium fluoride. However, beta-elimination fragmentation at pH 7.3 and 120 degrees C is far more extensive with hydroxypropyl-esterified RG than with methyl-esterified RG. The non-reducing 4-deoxy-beta-l-threo-hex-4-enepyranosyluronic acid residue formed by the beta-elimination reaction is completely removed by treatment with aqueous N-bromosuccinimide, thereby simplifying the structural characterization of the chemically generated oligoglycosyl fragments. This newly developed procedure was used to selectively fragment the branched RG from peppergrass seed mucilage. The products were characterized using MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry, glycosyl residue composition analysis, and 1 and 2D NMR spectroscopy. Our data show that the most abundant low-molecular weight fragments contained a backbone rhamnose residue substituted at O-4 with a single sidechain, and suggest that peppergrass seed mucilage RG is composed mainly of the repeating unit 4-O-methyl-alpha-d-GlcpA-(1-->4)-beta-d-Galp-(1-->4)-[-->4)-alpha-d-GalpA-(1-->2)-]-alpha-l-Rhap-(1-->. PMID:19162261

  1. Mechanism of the lysosomal membrane enzyme acetyl coenzyme A: alpha-glucosaminide N-acetyltransferase

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    Acetyl-CoA:α-glucosaminide N-acetyltransferase is a lysosomal membrane enzyme, deficient in the genetic disease Sanfilippo C syndrome. The enzyme catalyzes the transfer of an acetyl group from cytoplasmic acetyl-CoA to terminal α-glucosamine residues of heparan sulfate within the organelle. The reaction mechanism was examined using high purified lysosomal membranes from rat liver and human fibroblasts. The N-acetyltransferase reaction is optimal above pH 5.5 and a 2-3 fold stimulation of activity is observed in the presence of 0.1% taurodeoxycholate. Double reciprocal analysis and product inhibition studies indicate that the enzyme works by a Di-Iso Ping Pong Bi Bi mechanism. The binding of acetyl-CoA to the enzyme is measured by exchange label from [3H]CoA to acetyl-CoA, and is optimal at pH's above 7.0. The acetyl-enzyme intermediate is formed by incubating membranes with [3H]acetyl-CoA. The acetyl group can be transferred to glucosamine, forming [3H]N-acetylglucosamine; the transfer is optimal between pH 4 and 5. Lysosomal membranes from Sanfilippo C fibroblasts confirm that these half reactions carried out by the N-acetyltransferase. The enzyme is inactivated by N-bromosuccinimide and diethylpyrocarbonate, indicating that a histidine is involved in the reaction. These results suggest that the histidine residue is at the active site of the enzyme. The properties of the N-acetyltransferase in the membrane, the characterization of the enzyme kinetics, the chemistry of a histidine mediated acetylation and the pH difference across the lysosomal membrane all support a transmembrane acetylation mechanism

  2. Partial characterization of low density lipoprotein preparations isolated from fresh and frozen plasma after radiolabeling by seven different methods

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    Four 99mTc and three 123I labeling methods were evaluated for their suitability to label low density lipoproteins (LDL) for the purpose of scintigraphic biodistribution studies. For 99mTc these methods were: direct incorporation in LDL of 99mTcO4- using sodium dithionite (dithionite method); a method using first N,N-dimethylformamide to prepare a 99mTc-complex reacting with LDL in a subsequent step (DMF method); a technique in which 99mTcO4- is first coupled to a diamide dithiolate derivative of pentanoic acid by reduction with dithionite, followed by coupling of this ligand to LDL (N2S2 method); and a method using sodium borohydride and stannous chloride as reducing agents (borohydride method). The iodination techniques were based on oxidation of I(-)----I+, using iodine monochloride (ICl method), 1,3,4,6-tetrachloro-3,6-diphenylglycoluril (Iodogen method), and N-bromosuccinimide (NBS method) as oxidants. We studied labeling yields, modification of LDL caused by the labeling procedures using agarose-gel electrophoresis, and radiochemical stability of the labeled LDL complex upon incubation in plasma at 37 degrees C for 15 h. We used Sepharose CL6B chromatography to separate LDL from other plasma proteins. We also examined whether LDL isolated from frozen plasma (Pool-LDL) gave results similar to LDL obtained from freshly prepared plasma (Fresh-LDL). Pool-LDL radiolabeled by the dithionite, DMF, NBS, and Iodogen methods lost its label upon incubation with plasma. This also happened with Fresh-LDL when the DMF, NBS and Iodogen methods were used. Upon agarose-gel electrophoresis, no modification of LDL was observed with all methods when the radionuclide/LDL ratio was kept low

  3. 2-(取代哌嗪-1-甲基)-3-喹啉甲酸乙酯及其衍生物的合成、表征及晶体结构%Synthesis, Characterization and Single Crystal Structure of Ethyl 2-(Substituted-piperazin-1-ylmethyl)-quinoline-3-carboxylate Derivatives

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    吴利欢; 杨定乔

    2009-01-01

    以邻硝基苯甲醛为起始原料,经还原、Friedlander缩合反应合成2-甲基-3-喹啉甲酸乙酯(2),2经N-溴代丁二酰亚胺(NBS)溴代得到化合物3,3再与N-取代哌嗪5a~5p发生SN2亲核取代反应,合成一系列2-(取代哌嗪-1-甲基)-3-喹啉甲酸乙酯及其衍生物6a~6p.它们的结构通过元素分析,IR,1H NMR,13C NMR和MS进行了鉴定和表征,并用X射线衍射法测定了化合物6n的晶体结构.%2-Methyl-quinoline-3-carboxylic acid ethyl ester (2) was prepared by reduction of o-nitrobenzaldehydebe and Friedlander condensation with o-aminobenzaldehyde, followed by bromination with N-bromosuccinimide (NBS) to give compound 3. The SN2 reaction of compound 3 with N-substitutedpiperazine 5a~5p yielded a series of ethyl 2-(substituted-piperazin-1-ylmethyl)-quinoline-3-carboxylate derivatives 6a~6p. The structures of the title compounds 6a~6p were characterized by elemental analysis, IR,1H NMR, 13C NMR and MS techniques. The compound 6n was confirmed by X-ray single crystal diffraction analysis.

  4. Characterization of a Kunitz-type serine protease inhibitor from Solanum tuberosum having lectin activity.

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    Shah, Kunal R; Patel, Dhaval K; Pappachan, Anju; Prabha, C Ratna; Singh, Desh Deepak

    2016-02-01

    Plant lectins and protease inhibitors constitute a class of proteins which plays a crucial role in plant defense. In our continuing investigations on lectins from plants, we have isolated, purified and characterized a protein of about 20 kDa, named PotHg, showing hemagglutination activity from tubers of Indian potato, Solanum tuberosum. De novo sequencing and MS/MS analysis confirmed that the purified protein was a Kunitz-type serine protease inhibitor having two chains (15 kDa and 5 kDa). SDS and native PAGE analysis showed that the protein was glycosylated and was a heterodimer of about 15 and 5 kDa subunits. PotHg agglutinated rabbit erythrocytes with specific activity of 640 H.U./mg which was inhibited by complex sugars like fetuin. PotHg retained hemagglutination activity over a pH range 4-9 and up to 80°C. Mannose and galactose interacted with the PotHg with a dissociation constant (Kd) of 1.5×10(-3) M and 2.8×10(-3) M, respectively as determined through fluorescence studies. Fluorescence studies suggested the involvement of a tryptophan in sugar binding which was further confirmed through modification of tryptophan residues using N-bromosuccinimide. Circular dichroism (CD) studies showed that PotHg contains mostly β sheets (∼45%) and loops which is in line with previously characterized protease inhibitors and modeling studies. There are previous reports of Kunitz-type protease inhibitors showing lectin like activity from Peltophorum dubium and Labramia bojeri. This is the first report of a Kunitz-type protease inhibitor showing lectin like activity from a major crop plant and this makes PotHg an interesting candidate for further investigation. PMID:26645142

  5. Production and characterization of an enzyme complex from a new strain of Clostridium thermocellum with emphasis on its xylanase activity Produção e caracterização de um complexo enzimático de uma nova linhagem de Clostridium thermocellum com enfase em sua atividade de xilanase

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    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available A new bacterial strain (ISO II was isolated from manure cow and identified as phylogenetically close to the thermophilic cellulolytic bacterium Clostridium thermocellum. The new strain produced extracellular xylanase, pectinase, mannanase and cellulase activities when grown in liquid culture medium containing banana stem as carbon source. The enzyme production profile after growth on banana stem showed that xylanase and cellulase activities were detected in different incubation periods. An enzyme complex containing xylanase, cellulase and mannanase activities was isolated from culture supernatant samples of strainISO II. The complex was partially purified by ultrafiltration and gel filtration chromatography on Sephacryl S-300. Zymogram analysis after SDS-PAGE presented at least 05 subunits with xylanase activity. The enzyme showed single protein and xylanase activity bands after electrophoresis under non-denaturing conditions. The hydrolysis of xylan was optimal at temperature range of 55-75ºC and pH 6.0. Xylanase activity was quite stable at 65ºC, retaining 80% of its original activity after 12 h incubation. The apparent Km values, using insoluble and soluble arabinoxylans as substrates, were 1.54 and 11.53 mg/mL, respectively. Xylanase was activated by dithiothreitol, L-tryptophan and L-cysteine and strongly inhibited by N-bromosuccinimide and CoCl2. The characterization of mannanase showed Km and temperature optimum of 0.846 mg/mL and 65ºC, respectively and pH 8.0. By contrast to xylanase, it was less stable at 65ºC with half-life of 2.5 h and inhibited by dithiothreitol and Ca2+.Uma nova linhagem de bactéria (ISO II foi isolada de esterco bovino e identificada como filogeneticamente próxima à bactéria termofílica Clostridium thermocellum. A nova linhagem produziu atividades de xilanase, mananase, pectinase e celulase quando cultivada em meio de cultura líquido contendo engaço de bananeira como fonte de carbono. O perfil de produ