Research Articles (Biochemistry)

Research Articles (Biochemistry)

 

This collection contains some of the full text peer-reviewed/ refereed articles published by researchers from the Department of Biochemistry

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  • Crous, Pedro W.; Wingfield, Michael J.; Burgess, T.I.; Hardy, G.E.St.J.; Gene, J.; Guarro, J.; Baseia, I.G.; Garcia, D.; Gusmao, L.F.P.; Souza-Motta, C.M.; Thangavel, R.; Adamcík, S.; Barili, A.; Barnes, C.W.; Bezerra, J.D.P.; Bordallo, J.J.; Cano-Lira, J.F.; De Oliveira, R.J.V.; Ercole, E.; Hubka, V.; Iturrieta-Gonzalez, I.; Kubatova, A.; Martín, M.P.; Moreau, P.-A.; Morte, A.; Ordonez, M.E.; Rodríguez, A.; Stchigel, A.M.; Vizzini, A.; Abdollahzadeh, J.; Abreu, V.P.; Adamcíkova, K.; Albuquerque, G.M.R.; Alexandrova, A.V.; Alvarez Duarte, E.; Armstrong-Cho, C.; Banniza, S.; Barbosa, R.N.; Bellanger, J.-M.; Bezerra, J.L.; Cabral, T.S.; Cabon, M.; Caicedo, E.; Cantillo, T.; Carnegie, A.J.; Carmo, L.T.; Castañeda-Ruiz, R.F.; Clement, C.R.; Cmokova, A.; Conceição, L.B.; Cruz, R.H.S.F.; Damm, u.; Da Silva, B.D.B.; Da Silva, G.A.; Da Silva, R.M.F.; De A. Santiago, A.L.C.M.; De Oliveira, L.F.; De Souza, C.A.F.; Deniel, F.; Dima, B.; Dong, G.; Edwards, J.; Felix, C.R.; Fournier, J.; Gibertoni, T.B.; Hosaka, K.; Iturriaga, T.; Jadan, M.; Jany, J.-L.; Jurjevic, Z.; Kolarík, M.; Kusan, I.; Landell, M.F.; Leite Cordeiro, T.R.; Lima, D.X.; Loizides, M.; Luo, S.; Machado, A.R.; Madrid, H.; Magalhaes, O.M.C.; Marinho, P.; Matocec, N.; Mesic, A.; Miller, A.N.; Morozova, O.V.; Neves, R.P.; Nonaka, K.; Novakova, A.; Oberlies, N.H.; Oliveira-Filho, J.R.C.; Oliveira, T.G.L.; Papp, V.; Pereira, O.L.; Perrone, G.; Peterson, S.W.; Pham, T.H.G.; Raja, H.A.; Raudabaugh, D.B.; Rehulka, J.; Rodríguez-Andrade, E.; Saba, M.; Schauflerova, A.; Shivas, R.G.; Simonini, G.; Siqueira, J.P.Z.; Sousa, J.O.; Stajsic, V.; Svetasheva, T.; Tan, Y.P.; Tkalcec, Z.; Ullah, S.; Valente, P.; Valenzuela-Lopez, N.; Abrinbana, M.; Viana Marques, D.A.; Wong, P.T.W.; Xavier de Lima, V.; Groenewald, J.Z. (Naturalis Biodiversity Center, 2018-07-13)
    Novel species of fungi described in this study include those from various countries as follows: Australia, Chaetopsina eucalypti on Eucalyptus leaf litter, Colletotrichum cobbittiense from Cordyline stricta × C. australis ...
  • Phoma, Sandra; Vikram, Surendra; Jansson, Janet K.; Ansorge, Isabelle J.; Cowan, Don A.; Van de Peer, Yves; Makhalanyane, Thulani P. (Nature Publising Group, 2018-07-12)
    Understanding the impact of oceanographic features on marine microbial ecosystems remains a major ecological endeavour. Here we assess microbial diversity, community structure and functional capacity along the Agulhas ...
  • Defoort, Jonas; Van de Peer, Yves; Vermeirssen, Vanessa (Oxford University Press, 2018-06-05)
    Gene regulatory networks (GRNs) consist of different molecular interactions that closely work together to establish proper gene expression in time and space. Especially in higher eukaryotes, many questions remain on ...
  • Baloyi, I.T.; Cosa, Sekelwa; Combrinck, Sandra; Leonard, Carmen M.; Viljoen, Alvaro M. (Elsevier, 2019-02)
    Urinary tract infections (UTIs) primarily affect women and have increasingly become a serious health problem globally. These infections are largely attributed to the quorum sensing (QS)-dependent ability of pathogens to ...
  • Podolich, Olga; Kukharenko, Olga; Haidak, Andriy; Zaets, Iryna; Zaika, Leonid; Storozhuk, Olha; Palchikovska, Larysa; Orlovska, Iryna; Reva, Oleg N.; Borisova, Tatiana; Khirunenko, Ludmila; Sosnin, Mikhail; Rabbow, Elke; Kravchenko, Volodymyr; Skoryk, Mykola; Kremenskoy, Maksym; Demets, Rene; Olsson-Francis, Karen; Kozyrovska, Natalia; De Vera, Jean-Pierre Paul (Mary Ann Liebert, 2019-02-11)
    A kombucha multimicrobial culture (KMC) was exposed to simulated Mars-like conditions in low Earth orbit (LEO). The study was part of the BIOlogy and Mars EXperiment (BIOMEX), which was accommodated in the European Space ...
  • Hussey, S.G. (Steven); Grima-Pettenati, Jacqueline; Myburg, Alexander Andrew; Mizrachi, Eshchar; Brady, Siobhan M.; Yoshikuni, Yasuo; Deutsch, Samuel (American Chemical Society, 2019-01)
    Re-engineering of transcriptional networks regulating secondary cell wall formation may allow the improvement of plant biomass in widely grown plantation crops such as Eucalyptus. However, there is currently a scarcity of ...
  • Aylward, Janneke; Roets, Francois; Dreyer, Leanne L.; Wingfield, Michael J. (Wiley, 2019-01)
    BACKGROUND : Teratosphaeria gauchensis and T. zuluensis are closely related fungi that cause Teratosphaeria (previously Coniothyrium) stem canker disease on Eucalyptus species propagated in plantations for commercial ...
  • Vivas, Maria; Rolo, Victor; Wingfield, Michael J.; Slippers, Bernard (Elsevier, 2019-01)
    The phenotype of a plant can be shaped by the biotic and abiotic conditions to which their parents are subjected. This phenotypic plasticity known as maternal environmental effect occurs regardless of the changes in the ...
  • Pierneef, Rian; Clasen, Frederick Johannes; Bezuidt, K.I.O. (Keoagile Ignatius Oliver); Reva, Oleg N. (Bentham Open, 2018)
    BACKGROUND : Horizontal gene transfer of mobile genetic elements is an essential component of prokaryotic evolution. These insertion events in eukaryotes and particularly in the human genome have been investigated by ...
  • Octaria, Rany; Salyer, Stephanie J.; Blanton, Jesse; Pieracci, Emily G.; Munyua, Peninah; Millien, Max; Nel, Louis Hendrik; Wallace, Ryan M. (Public Library of Science, 2018-10-25)
    The World Health Organization (WHO), World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC) have established a global ...
  • Burgess, Stewart T.G.; Bartley, Kathryn; Nunn, Francesca; Wright, Harry W.; Hughes, Margaret; Gemmell, Matthew; Haldenby, Sam; Paterson, Steve; Rombauts, Stephane; Tomley, Fiona M.; Blake, Damer P.; Pritchard, James; Schicht, Sabine; Strube, Christina; Oines, Oines; Van Leeuwen, Thomas; Van de Peer, Yves; Nisbet, Alasdair J. (American Society for Microbiology, 2018-11-08)
    The poultry red mite, Dermanyssus gallinae, is a major worldwide concern in the egg-laying industry. Here, we report the first draft genome assembly and gene prediction of Dermanyssus gallinae, based on combined PacBio ...
  • Coetzee, Martin Petrus Albertus; Wingfield, Brenda D.; Wingfield, Michael J. (MDPI, 2018-10-24)
    This review considers current knowledge surrounding species boundaries of the Armillaria root-rot pathogens and their distribution. In addition, a phylogenetic tree using translation elongation factor subunit 1-alpha ...
  • Mayoka, Godfrey; Njoroge, Mathew; Okombo, John; Gibhard, Liezl; Sanches-Vaz, Margarida; Fontinha, Diana; Birkholtz, Lyn-Marie; Reader, Janette; Van der Watt, M.E. (Mariette); Coetzer, Theresa L.; Lauterbach, Sonja B.; Churchyard, Alisje; Bezuidenhout, Belinda C.; Egan, Timothy J.; Yeates, Clive Leonard; Wittlin, Sergio; Prudêncio, Miguel; Chibale, Kelly (American Chemical Society, 2019)
    Structure–activity relationship studies involving N-aryl-3-trifluoromethyl pyrido[1,2-a]benzimidazoles (PBI) identified several compounds possessing potent in vitro activities against the asexual blood, liver, and gametocyte ...
  • Zlatković, Milica; Wingfield, Michael J.; Jami, Fahimeh; Slippers, Bernard (Wiley, 2019-02)
    In the past decade, trees and shrubs in the Western Balkans region have been damaged by canker and die‐back disease caused by Botryosphaeriaceae species. These pathogens include Neofusicoccum parvum and Diplodia sapinea. ...
  • Adejoro, F.A. (Festus Adeyemi); Hassen, Abubeker; Thantsha, Mapitsi Silvester (Public Library of Science, 2018-10-25)
    Tannin extracts have wide biological activity in ruminant nutrition. The possibility of masking their bitter taste and enhancing sustained release in the rumen can be achieved through encapsulation. The objectives of ...
  • Stobie, Connor Seamus; Cunningham, Michael J.; Oosthuizen, C.J. (Carel); Bloomer, Paulette (Wiley, 2019-01)
    many years; however, recent trends focus on genome‐wide analyses. One method proposed for calibrating inferences from noisy next‐generation data, such as RAD sequencing, is to compare these results with analyses of ...
  • De Lange, Christo; Coertzen, Dina; Smit, Frans J.; Wentzel, Johannes F.; Wong, Ho Ning; Birkholtz, Lyn-Marie; Haynes, Richard K.; N'Da, David D. (Elsevier, 2018-10)
    Artemisinin-ferrocene conjugates incorporating a 1,2-disubstituted ferrocene analogous to that embedded in ferroquine but attached via a piperazine linker to C10 of the artemisinin were prepared from the piperazine artemisinin ...
  • Rotimi, A.M. (Adeola); Pierneef, Rian; Reva, Oleg N. (BioMed Central, 2018-08-30)
    BACKGROUND : Metagenomic approaches have revealed the complexity of environmental microbiomes with the advancement in whole genome sequencing displaying a significant level of genetic heterogeneity on the species level. ...
  • Aylward, Janneke; Wingfield, Brenda D.; Dreyer, Léanne L.; Roets, Francois; Wingfield, Michael J.; Steenkamp, Emma Theodora (Elsevier, 2018-12)
    Genome comparisons of species with distinctive ecological traits can elucidate genetic divergence that influenced their differentiation. The interaction of a microorganism with its biotic environment is largely regulated ...
  • Ibrahim, Mohammed Auwal; Serem, June Cheptoo; Bester, Megan Jean; Neitz, A.W.H. (Albert Walter Herman); Gaspar, A.R.M. (Anabella Regina Marques) (Elsevier, 2019-02)
    Antidiabetic agents with multiple targets have the greatest pharmaceutical potential. In this study, three α-glucosidase inhibitory peptides, PFP, YPL and YPG, were investigated for additional antidiabetic targets viz.; ...

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