Advances in Biology. Volume 1


Charles D. Grant (Editor)

Series: Advances in Biology
BISAC: SCI008000

This volume includes seven chapters that describe recent advances in biology. Chapter One reviews and discusses the enzymes and methods for bioproduction of the rare sugars of D-allulose, D-allose, allitol, L-xylulose, L-xylose, and L-ribose. Chapter Two analyzes the properties of mKATP channels and functional and bioenergetic effects of ATP-sensitive K+ transport. Chapter Three describes interactions of bilirubin with several proteins and the effects of these interactions on the protein’s structure and function. Chapter Four provides an overview of Panton Valentine Leukocidin-producing Staphylococcus Aureus pneumonia and its therapeutic strategy. Chapter Five discusses the reunification of chemical and biochemical thermodynamics. Chapter Six includes a study of the in-vitro activity of eftolozane/tazobactam against pseudomonas aeruginosa and enterobacterales isolates from Taiwan. Finally, Chapter Seven examines elevated levels of caspase-3 in cerebrospinal fluid of newborns with perinatal asphyxia as a biomarker of failing mitochondrial bioenergetics.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Enzymes for the Synthesis of Rare Sugars
Can Li1, Mesfin Angaw Tesfay2, Xin Wen2, Yuhang Ning2, Huibin Lin3, Chengjia Zhang2, Yilin Ren4, Jianqiang Lin2 and Jianqun Lin2
1School of Biological Engineering, Qilu University of Technology, Jinan, China
2State Key Laboratory of Microbial Technology, Shandong University, Qingdao, China
3Shandong Academy of Chinese Medicine, Jinan, China
4Qingdao Longding Biotech Limited Company, Qingdao, China

Chapter 2. Functional and Bioenergetic Effects of ATP-Sensitive Potassium Transport in Mitochondria
Olga V. Akopova
Circulation Department, Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology, NAS of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine

Chapter 3. Bilirubin Interactions with Different Proteins and Implications of These Interactions
Nikola Gligorijević1 and Simeon Minić2
Departemnt of Metabolism, University of Belgrade – Institute for the Application of Nuclear Energy, Belgrade, Serbia
2Center of Excellence for Molecular Food Sciences and Department of Biochemistry, University of Belgrade – Faculty of Chemistry, Belgrade, Serbia

Chapter 4. Overview of Panton-Valentine Leukocidin-Expressing Staphylococcus Aureus Pneumonia and Its Therapeutic Strategy
Jin-Wei Liu1 and Wen-Liang Yu2,3
Department of Medicine, Chi Mei Medical Center, Tainan, Taiwan
2Department of Intensive Care Medicine, Chi Mei Medical Center, Tainan, Taiwan
3Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, College of Medicine, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan

Chapter 5. Biochemical Thermodynamics
E. Méndez, PhD
Biomaterials Laboratory, Institute of Biological Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, University of the Republic, Montevideo, Uruguay

Chapter 6. In-Vitro Activity of Ceftolozane/Tazobactam against Pseudomonas Aeruginosa and Enterobacterales Isolates from Taiwan
Yee-Huang Ku1, Po-An Su2, Yin-Ching Chuang2 and Wen-Liang Yu3,4
Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Internal Medicine, Chi Mei Medical Center, Liouying, Tainan, Taiwan
2Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Chi Mei Medical Center, Tainan City, Taiwan
3Department of Intensive Care Medicine, Chi Mei Medical Center, Tainan City, Taiwan
4Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, College of Medicine, Taipei Medical University, Taipei City, Taiwan

Chapter 7. Elevated Levels of Caspase-3 in Cerebrospinal Fluid of Newborns with Perinatal Asphyxia: A Biomarker of Failing Mitochondrial Bioenergetics
Puneet K. Samaiya1,3, Ashok Kumar2 and Sairam Krishnamurthy1
1Neurotherapeutics Laboratory, Pharmaceutical Engineering and Technology, Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi, India
2Department of Pediatrics, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, UP, India
3Shri GS Institute of Technology and Science, Indore (MP), India