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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648603/effects-of-brn2-overexpression-on-eccrine-sweat-gland-development-in-the-mouse-paw
#1
Min Keun Chee, Seong Kyeong Jo, Kyung Cheol Sohn, Chang Deok Kim, Jeung-Hoon Lee, Young Ho Lee
Eccrine sweat glands regulate body temperature by secreting water and electrolytes. In humans, eccrine sweat glands are ubiquitous in the skin, except in the lips and external genitalia. In mice, eccrine sweat glands are present only in the paw pad. Brn2 is a protein belonging to a large family of transcription factors. A few studies have examined Brn2 in melanoma cells and epidermal keratinocytes. This study investigated changes in the skin in the K5-Brn2 transgenic mouse, which overexpresses Brn2 and contains the keratin 5 promotor...
June 22, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648602/helicobacter-pylori-does-not-use-spermidine-synthase-to-produce-spermidine
#2
Huawei Zhang, Shannon Wing Ngor Au
Helicobacter pylori is the primary pathogen associated to gastritis and gastric cancer. Growth of H. pylori depends on the availability of spermidine in vivo. Interestingly, the genome of H. pylori contains an incomplete set of genes for the classical pathway of spermidine biosynthesis. It is thus not clear whether some other genes remained in the pathway would have any functions in spermidine biosynthesis. Here, we study spermidine synthase, which is responsible for the final catalytic process in the classical route...
June 22, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648601/inhibition-of-pld1-activity-causes-er-stress-via-regulation-of-copii-vesicle-formation
#3
Hiroshi Nakagawa, Kazuki Hazama, Katsumasa Ishida, Masayuki Komori, Kazuhiko Nishimura, Saburou Matsuo
Phospholipase D (PLD) plays a crucial role in the regulation of some cellular processes, including autophagy and apoptosis. Accumulation of protein in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) lumen causes ER stress. Although ER stress is a principal cause of apoptosis and autophagy, the relationship between PLD activity and ER stress remains unclear. Protein transport from the ER to the Golgi apparatus is conducted by coat complex II (COPII) transport vesicles. Here, we demonstrated that inhibition of PLD1 activity or PLD1 knockdown suppressed COPII vesicle transport in normal rat kidney (NRK) cells...
June 22, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648600/anticancer-antibacterial-and-pollutant-degradation-potential-of-silver-nanoparticles-from-hyphaene-thebaica
#4
Bello Aminu Bello, Shahid Ali Khan, Jalaluddin Awllia Khan, Fareeduddin Quadri Syed, Muqtadir Baig Mirza, Luqman Shah, Sher Bahadar Khan
We present here the biosynthesis of AgNps from the aqueous extract of H. thebaica fruit, and monitored through UV-Vis spectrophotometer. The functional group were characterized through ATR-FTIR spectroscopy, the particle size, morphologies and elemental composition of the nanoparticles were investigated by using TEM, FESEM and EDS. The anti-proliferation activity of the synthesized AgNps was carried out using MTT assay on human prostate (PC3), breast (MCF7) and liver (HepG2) cancer cell lines. The anti-proliferation assay showed that, the AgNps were able to inhibit the proliferation of the cancer cell lines in a dose depending manner...
June 22, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648599/2-3-butandione-2-monoxime-inhibits-skeletal-myosin-ii-by-accelerating-atp-cleavage
#5
Hideyuki Komatsu, Yuji Koseki, Takeshi Kanno, Shunsuke Aoki, Takao Kodama
2,3-Butandione 2-monoxime (BDM) is a widely used myosin inhibitor with an unclear mode of action. In this report, we investigated the mechanism of BDM oxime group nucleophilic reactivity on the phosphoester bond of ATP. BDM increased the ATPase activity of skeletal myosin subfragment 1 (S1) under conditions in which ATP cleavage is the rate-limiting step (K(+), EDTA-ATPase activity of native S1 and Mg(2+)-ATPase activity of trinitrophenylated S1 and partially unfolded S1). Furthermore, the effect of BDM on the S1-bound adenosine 5'-(β,γ-imido) triphosphate (AMPPNP) (31)P NMR spectrum suggests that BDM changes the microenvironment around the phosphorus atoms of myosin-bound nucleotide...
June 22, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648598/myelin-basic-protein-stimulates-plasminogen-activation-via-tissue-plasminogen-activator-following-binding-to-independent-l-lysine-containing-domains
#6
Mario Gonzalez-Gronow, Jenny L Fiedler, Cristian Farias Gomez, Fang Wang, Rupa Ray, Paul D Ferrell, Salvatore V Pizzo
Myelin basic protein (MBP) is a key component of myelin, the specialized lipid membrane that encases the axons of all neurons. Both plasminogen (Pg) and tissue-type plasminogen activator (t-PA) bind to MBP with high affinity. We investigated the kinetics and mechanisms involved in this process using immobilized MBP and found that Pg activation by t-PA is significantly stimulated by MBP. This mechanism involves the binding of t-PA via a lysine-dependent mechanism to the Lys(91) residue of the MBP NH2-terminal region Asp(82) -Pro(99), and the binding of Pg via a lysine-dependent mechanism to the Lys(122) residue of the MBP COOH-terminal region Leu(109)-Gly(126)...
June 22, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647374/overexpression-of-dentin-matrix-protein-1-in-nestin-cells-causes-bone-loss-in-mouse-long-bone
#7
Min Pan, Yuteng Weng, Yao Sun
The well-known matrix protein Dentin matrix protein 1 (DMP1) is expressed by osteoblasts and osteocytes in bone, and it controls bone mineralization. Recently, it has been found that DMP1 is also expressed in other cell types, such as chondrocytes. Nestin(+) cells are one important type of progenitor cell in bone marrow and are associated with bone remodeling. In our preliminary experiment, DMP1 could also be detected in Nestin(+) cells in bone marrow. This study was designed to explore the effect on bone of DMP1 in Nestin(+) cells...
June 21, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647373/salusin-%C3%AE-mediates-high-glucose-induced-endothelial-injury-via-disruption-of-ampk-signaling-pathway
#8
Xuexue Zhu, Yuetao Zhou, Weiwei Cai, Haijian Sun, Liying Qiu
The dysregulated proliferation, migration, apoptosis and angiogenesis of endothelial cells are involved in diabetic endothelial dysfunction. The circulating salusin-β levels were increased in diabetic patients, and salusin-β contributes to diabetic cardiomyopathy in rats. However, the roles of salusin-β in diabetes mellitus-induced endothelial dysfunction are not fully understood. Herein, we demonstrated the increased expressions of salusin-β in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) cultured in HG medium...
June 21, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647372/delta-opioid-receptor-agonist-attenuates-lipopolysaccharide-induced-myocardial-injury-by-regulating-autophagy
#9
Pin Zhao, Jianke Kuai, Jinjian Gao, Li Sun, Yan Wang, Linong Yao
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have described the protective effects of DADLE on myocardial injury in sepsis. Recently, autophagy has been shown to be an innate defense mechanism in sepsis-related myocardial injury. However, whether DADLE has an pro-autophagic effect is yet to be elucidated. The present study aimed to investigate the effect of DADLE on the regulation of autophagy during sepsis. METHODS: Male mice were subjected to LPS or vehicle intraperitoneal injection...
June 21, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647371/triglyceride-synthesis-in-hepatocytes-isolated-from-rats-fed-a-low-protein-diet-is-enhanced-independently-of-upregulation-of-insulin-signaling
#10
Yusuke Taguchi, Yuka Toyoshima, Reiko Tokita, Hisanori Kato, Shin-Ichiro Takahashi, Shiro Minami
It is known that protein malnutrition develops fatty liver in rats. However, the mechanisms by which protein malnutrition enhances lipid accumulation in the liver are not fully understood. Our previous studies have demonstrated that protein malnutrition upregulates insulin signaling with an increase in TG levels in rat livers. Here, we examined whether the upregulated insulin signaling contributes to an enhancement of TG accumulation under protein malnutrition. As it is difficult to analyze insulin-induced hepatic TG synthesis in vivo, the isolated hepatocytes derived from rats fed a low-protein diet were used...
June 21, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647370/oleanolic-acid-prevents-cartilage-degeneration-in-diabetic-mice-via-ppar%C3%AE-associated-mitochondrial-stabilization
#11
Xia Kang, Zhikui Yang, Jun Sheng, Jin-Biao Liu, Qing-Yun Xie, Wei Zheng, Ken Chen
Hyperglycemia-induced cartilage degeneration induces osteoarthritis (OA). Since oleanolic acid (OLA) have several pharmacological effects such as anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, we hypothesized it possesses protection against high glucose injured cartilage. We now report that OLA decreased type X collagen and reversed the cartilage degeneration in growth plate from db/db mice. OLA increased type Ⅱ collagen expression in a concentration-dependent manner (10-50 μΜ) in high glucose-treated chondrocytes. OLA prevented the high glucose induced cell injury and decreased the level of MMP-13, PGE2 and IL-6 due to decreasing mitochondrial membrane potential and stimulated the ATP production...
June 21, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647369/synthesis-of-cytochrome-c-oxidase-1-sco1-inhibits-insulin-sensitivity-by-decreasing-copper-levels-in-adipocytes
#12
Xiang-Bo Wei, Liang Guo, Yang Liu, Shui-Rong Zhou, Yuan Liu, Xin Dou, Shao-Yue Du, Meng Ding, Wan-Qiu Peng, Shu-Wen Qian, Hai-Yan Huang, Qi-Qun Tang
Dysregulation of insulin signaling leads to type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and other metabolic disorders. Obesity is an important contributor to insulin resistance, and although the understanding of this relationship has improved in recent years, the mechanism of obesity-induced insulin resistance is not completely understood. Disorders of copper metabolism tend to accompany the development of obesity, which increases the risk of insulin resistance. Synthesis of cytochrome c oxidase 1 (SCO1) functions in the assembly of cytochrome c oxidase (COX) and cellular copper homeostasis...
June 21, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647368/identification-and-characterization-of-the-leaf-specific-networks-of-inner-and-rosette-leaves-in-brassica-rapa
#13
Man-Sun Kim, Seongmin Hong, Devaraj Sangeeth Prasath, Subin Im, Jeong-Rae Kim, Yong Pyo Lim
Inner and rosette leaves of Chinese cabbage (Brassica rapa) have different characteristics in terms of nutritional value, appearance, taste, color and texture. Many researchers have utilized differentially expressed genes for exploring the difference between inner and rosette leaves of Brassica rapa. The functional characteristics of a gene, however, is determined by complex interactions between genes. Hence, a noble network approach is required for elucidating such functional difference that is not captured by gene expression profiles alone...
June 21, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647367/mitochondrial-quality-control-pathways-pink1-acts-as-a-gatekeeper
#14
Elvira P Leites, Vanessa A Morais
Mitochondria have a pivotal role in the maintenance of cell homeostasis and survival. Mitochondria are involved in processes such as ATP production, reactive oxygen species production, apoptosis induction, calcium homeostasis and protein degradation. Thus, mechanisms that regulate the intrinsic quality of mitochondria have a crucial role in dictating overall cell fate. The importance of these well-regulated mechanisms is highlighted in disease scenarios such as neurodegeneration, cancer and neuromuscular atrophy...
June 21, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647366/crystal-structure-of-the-crenarchaeal-exoiii-ap-endonuclease-sisexoiii-reveals-a-conserved-disulfide-bond-endowing-the-protein-with-thermostability
#15
Zhou Yan, Zenglin Yuan, Jinfeng Ni, Lichuan Gu, Yulong Shen
AP endonuclease recognizes and cleaves apurinic/apyrimidinic (AP) sites and plays a critical role in base excision repair. Many ExoIII and EndoIV family AP endonucleases have been characterized both biochemically and structurally in Eukaryote and Bacteria. However, relatively fewer have been studied in Euryarchaeota and there is no such report on an AP endonuclease from Crenarchaeota. Here we report, for the first time, the crystal structure of a crenarchaeal ExoIII AP endonuclease, SisExoIII, from Sulfolobus islandicus REY15A...
June 21, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647365/conjugated-linoleic-acid-prevents-age-induced-bone-loss-in-mice-by-regulating-both-osteoblastogenesis-and-adipogenesis
#16
Guanlin Lin, Huan Wang, Jun Dai, Xiao Li, Ming Guan, Shutao Gao, Qing Ding, Huaixi Wang, Huang Fang
Osteoporosis (OP) can increase the risk of bone fracture and other complications, which is a major clinical problem. Previous researches have revealed that conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) can promote the bone formation. But the mechanisms are not clear. Thus, we tested the hypothesis that CLA acts on bone formation might be via mTOR Complex1 (mTORC 1) pathway by in vitro and vivo assays. We studied the effect of CLA mix on MC3T3-E1 pre-osteoblasts differentiation into osteoblasts, and bone formation under osteoporotic conditions...
June 21, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647364/crystal-structures-of-the-isochorismatase-domains-from-vibrio-anguillarum
#17
Jiansen Du, Tian Deng, Qingjun Ma
Antibiotic resistance is becoming a global threat and overuse of antibiotics in aquaculture disease control worsens the situation. To reduce the risk of drug resistance developed in aquaculture, safer biocontrol programs are needed. Antivirulence therapy, with less chance for developing drug resistance, is a promising approach. To facilitate antivirulence inhibitor design against Vibrio anguillarum, a serious aquaculture pathogen, we present crystal structures for isochorismatase domains of AngB and VabB, which are required to synthesize siderophore, a critical virulence factor...
June 21, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647363/cadps2-gene-expression-is-oppositely-regulated-by-lrrk2-and-alpha-synuclein
#18
Julia Obergasteiger, Christa Überbacher, Peter P Pramstaller, Andrew A Hicks, Corrado Corti, Mattia Volta
The Ca(2+)-dependent activator protein for secretion 2 (CADPS2) is a member of the CAPS/CADPS protein family that play crucial roles in synaptic vesicle dynamics. Genomic variability in the CADPS2 gene has been associated to autism spectrum disorders and Alzheimer's disease, both characterized by altered neurotransmission. Biological evidence also linked CADPS2 to Parkinson's disease (PD), as a disease-causing mutation in leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2) was reported to increase CADPS2 gene and protein expression...
June 21, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647362/farnesoid-x-receptor-agonist-gw4064-ameliorates-lipopolysaccharide-induced-ileocolitis-through-tlr4-myd88-pathway-related-mitochondrial-dysfunction-in-mice
#19
Hsuan-Miao Liu, Jyh-Fe Liao, Tzung-Yan Lee
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a complex and relapsing inflammatory condition of the gastro intestinal tract characterized by diarrhea and abdominal pain. Farnesoid X receptor (FXR) plays an important role in enteroprotection and mucosal injury by regulating inflammatory responses and barrier function in the intestinal tract. Here we show the mechanisms of FXR agonist, GW4064, inhibits mucosal injury in ileum caused by lipopolysaccharides (LPS). Ileum injury was induced by intraperitoneal injection of LPS in Wild-type (WT) and FXR knockout (KO) mice...
June 21, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647361/apolipoprotein-o-expression-in-mouse-liver-enhances-hepatic-lipid-accumulation-by-impairing-mitochondrial-function
#20
Feng Tian, Chen-Lu Wu, Bi-Lian Yu, Ling Liu, Jia-Rui Hu
Apolipoprotein O (ApoO) was recently observed in the cellular mitochondrial inner membrane, which plays a role in mitochondrial function and is associated with myocardiopathy. Empirical information on the physiological functions of apoO is therefore limited. In this study, we aimed to elucidate the effect of apoO on hepatic fatty acid metabolism. An adenoviral vector expressing hApoO was constructed and introduced into chow diet and high-fat diet induced mice and the L02 human hepatoma cell line. High levels of hApoO mRNA and protein were detected in the liver, and the expression of lipid metabolism genes was significantly altered compared with negative controls...
June 21, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
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