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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322928/a-temperature-responsive-gene-in-sorghum-encodes-a-glycine-rich-protein-that-interacts-with-calmodulin
#1
Supreet Singh, Amardeep Singh Virdi, Rajdeep Jaswal, Mrinalini Chawla, Sanjay Kapoor, Samar B Mohapatra, Narayanan Manoj, Ashwani Pareek, Sanjay Kumar, Prabhjeet Singh
Imposition of different biotic and abiotic stress conditions results in an increase in intracellular levels of Ca(2+) which is sensed by various sensor proteins. Calmodulin (CaM) is one of the best studied transducers of Ca(2+) signals. CaM undergoes conformational changes upon binding to Ca(2+) and interacts with different types of proteins, thereby, regulating their activities. The present study reports the cloning and characterization of a sorghum cDNA encoding a protein (SbGRBP) that shows homology to glycine-rich RNA-binding proteins...
March 18, 2017: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322927/pathogenic-and-immunosuppressive-properties-of-mycobacterial-phenolic-glycolipids
#2
Reid Oldenburg, Caroline Demangel
Phenolic glycolipids (PGL) are polyketide synthase products that are uniquely produced by a subset of pathogenic mycobacteria and are displayed at the bacterial cell surface, in a strategic position to interfere with host immune cells. Their expression has been associated with enhanced mycobacterial virulence in vivo, and suppression of the inflammatory responses of host phagocytes in vitro. In this review, we will present our current understanding of the mode of operation of PGL, along with functional evidence that demonstrates the evolutionary advantage conferred by PGL production for host cell invasion, intracellular persistence and evasion of host immune and bactericidal responses...
March 18, 2017: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322926/caffeine-inhibition-of-glut1-is-dependent-on-the-activation-state-of-the-transporter
#3
Leesha K Gunnink, Brianna M Busscher, Jeremy A Wodarek, Kylee A Rosette, Lauren E Strohbehn, Brendan D Looyenga, Larry L Louters
Caffeine has been shown to be a robust uncompetitive inhibitor of glucose uptake in erythrocytes. It preferentially binds to the nucleotide-binding site on GLUT1 in its tetrameric form and mimics the inhibitory action of ATP. Here we demonstrate that caffeine is also a dose-dependent, uncompetitive inhibitor of 2-deoxyglucose (2DG) uptake in L929 fibroblasts. The inhibitory effect on 2DG uptake in these cells was reversible with a rapid onset and was additive to the competitive inhibitory effects of glucose itself, confirming that caffeine does not interfere with glucose binding...
March 17, 2017: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322930/engineered-domain-swapping-indicates-context-dependent-functional-role-of-rna-g-quadruplexes
#4
Debmalya Bhattacharyya, Mark J Morris, Prakash Kharel, Gayan Mirihana Arachchilage, Katy M Fedeli, Soumitra Basu
RNA domain swapping typically demonstrates conservation of the native function of the domain in a non-native context. In contrast, we employed RNA engineering to demonstrate deviation of G-quadruplex (GQ) function that is contingent upon its context dependent location, which is opposite to their native functional role. Known translation repressing RNA GQs were engineered into human VEGF IRES A replacing the endogenous GQ domain essential for translation. Alternatively, the translation inhibitory GQ motif within the 5'-UTR of MT3-MMP mRNA was replaced with two known GQ motifs that are essential for translation...
March 16, 2017: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322929/exogenous-h2s-prevents-high-glucose-induced-damage-to-osteoblasts-through-regulation-of-katp-channels
#5
Yuanyuan Liu, Jianyong Liu, Xin Li, Fantao Wang, Xin Xu, Chunling Wang
Association between diabetes and osteoporosis has been extensively investigated. However, whether the effects of H2S on osteoblast function under high glucose (HG) condition relate to ATP-sensitive potassium (KATP) channels is unclear. To investigate the effects of H2S on the proliferation, apoptosis, and mineralization of osteoblasts under HG condition, and to observe whether H2S exert this effect through the KATP channels. Primary osteoblasts (POBs) were obtained from the calvaria of Sprague-Dawley rats. Cells were pre-treated with 400 μmol/L NaHS (a H2S donor), and/or 0...
March 16, 2017: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315381/alfa-helix-to-beta-sheet-transition-in-long-chain-poly-l-lysine-formation-of-alfa-helical-fibrils-by-poly-l-lysine
#6
Katarzyna Cieślik-Boczula
The temperature-induced α-helix to β-sheet transition in long-chain poly-l-lysine (PLL), accompanied by the gauche-to-trans isomerization of CH2 groups in the hydrocarbon side chains of Lys amino acid residues, and formation of β-sheet as well as α-helix fibrillar aggregates of PLL have been studied using Fourier-transform infrared (FT-IR) and vibrational circular dichroism (VCD) spectroscopy, and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). In a low-temperature alkaline water solution or in a methanol-rich water mixture, the secondary structure of PLL is represented by α-helical conformations with unordered and gauche-rich hydrocarbon side chains...
March 14, 2017: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315380/primary-structures-and-partial-toxicological-characterization-of-two-phospholipases-a2-from-micrurus-mipartitus-and-micrurus-dumerilii-coral-snake-venoms
#7
Paola Rey-Suárez, Vitelbina Núñez, Mónica Saldarriaga-Córdoba, Bruno Lomonte
Snake venom phospholipases A2 (PLA2) share high sequence identities and a conserved structural scaffold, but show important functional differences. Only a few PLA2s have been purified and characterized from coral snake (Micrurus spp.) venoms, and their role in envenomation remains largely unknown. In this report, we describe the isolation, sequencing and partial functional characterization of two Micrurus PLA2s: MmipPLA2 from Micrurus mipartitus and MdumPLA2 from Micrurus dumerilii, two species of clinical importance in Colombia...
March 14, 2017: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302473/quantitative-relationship-between-chemical-properties-and-bioactivities-of-anti-microrna-oligonucleotides-targeted-to-tumor-associated-microrna-21
#8
Koji Nagahama, Kenta Iseda, Daichi Kawano, Junji Kawakami
Synthetic anti-microRNA oligonucleotides (AMOs) are promising drug candidates to inactivate disease-related microRNAs because of their sequence-specific binding to their targets and the variety of chemical modifications available. Over the last decade, the qualitative relationships between the chemical properties of AMOs and bioactivity (inactivation of their target miRNAs) have been studied to enhance their bioactivity. On the other hand, in real-world drug development, drugs must be designed case-by-case, taking many factors into account...
March 13, 2017: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302472/erk1-and-erk2-activation-modulates-diet-induced-obesity-in-mice
#9
Amira Sayed Khan, Selvakumar Subramaniam, Gado Dramane, Douadi Khelifi, Naim Akhtar Khan
Obesity is a worldwide problem, and dietary lipids play an important role in its pathogenesis. Recently, Erk1 knock-out (ERK1(-/-)) mice have been shown to exhibit low preference for dietary fatty acids. Hence, we maintained Erk1(-/-) mice on a high-fat diet (HFD) to assess the implication of this mitogen-activated protein (MAP) kinase in obesity. The Erk1(-/-) mice, fed the HFD, were more obese than wild-type (WT) animals, fed the same diet. Erk1(-/-) obese mice gained more fat and liver mass than WT obese animals...
March 13, 2017: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302471/the-expanding-targetome-of-small-rnas-in-salmonella-typhimurium
#10
REVIEW
Daniel Ryan, Mohana Mukherjee, Mrutyunjay Suar
The enterobacterial pathogen Salmonella has long served as a model for bacterial pathogenesis, stress response, gene expression and regulation with extensive investigation involving protein function. With the advent of high-throughput sequencing technologies and their applications in genomics and transcriptomics, a wealth of data particularly with respect to small RNAs (sRNAs) is being generated. These molecules serve as regulators of major stress response and virulence networks in diverse species including Salmonella enterica subsp...
March 13, 2017: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288872/local-renin-angiotensin-system-regulates-the-differentiation-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-into-insulin-producing-cells-through-angiotensin-type-2-receptor
#11
Nermin Abdel-Hamid Sadik, Nadia Said Metwally, Olfat Gamil Shaker, Mahmoud Sanad Soliman, Ahmed Abdelaziz Mohamed, Mai Mohamed Abdelmoaty
Differentiation of stem cells into insulin-producing cells (IPCs) suitable for therapeutic transplantation offers a desperately needed approach for the diabetic patients. Elucidation of the molecular mechanisms during the differentiation of MSCs into IPCs assists the successful production of IPCs and provides an important insight into the improvement of the role of MSCs as a therapeutic tool for diabetes mellitus. The present study aimed to investigate the role of local renin-angiotensin system (RAS) on MSCs differentiation into IPCs by measuring the expression of local RAS in MSCs during the differentiation into IPCs and assessing the effect of angiotensin type 1 receptor (AT1R) blocker and angiotensin type 2 receptor (AT2R) blocker on the differentiation process...
March 10, 2017: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286312/aberrant-ganglioside-composition-in-glioblastoma-multiforme-and-peritumoral-tissue-a-mass-spectrometry-characterization
#12
Dragana Fabris, Marko Rožman, Tomislav Sajko, Željka Vukelić
Tumor cells are characterized by aberrant glycosylation of the cell surface glycoconjugates. Gangliosides are sialylated glycosphingolipids highly abundant in neural tissue and considered as tumor markers and therapeutic targets. In this study, a detailed characterization of native ganglioside mixtures from glioblastoma multiforme, corresponding peritumoral tissue and healthy human brain was performed using mass spectrometry and high performance thin layer chromatography in order to elucidate their roles as tumor-associated antigens...
March 9, 2017: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285129/green-tea-flavanols-protect-human-%C3%AE-b-crystallin-from-oxidative-photodamage
#13
Susmitnarayan Chaudhury, Pritam Roy, Swagata Dasgupta
Age related cataract is a major cause of visual loss worldwide that is a result of opacification of the eye lens proteins. One of the major reasons behind this deterioration is UV induced oxidative damage. The study reported here is focused on an investigation of the oxidative stress induced damage to γB-crystallin under UV exposure. Human γB-crystallin has been expressed and purified from E. coli. We have found that epicatechin gallate (ECG) has a higher affinity towards the protein compared to epigallocatechin (EGC)...
March 8, 2017: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279549/corrigendum-to-conservation-of-the-oligomeric-state-of-native-vdac1-in-detergent-micelles-biochimie-127c-2016-163-172
#14
Benjamin Clémençon, Michael Fine, Matthias A Hediger
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 6, 2017: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263777/necroptosis-modules-and-molecular-switches-with-therapeutic-implications
#15
REVIEW
Deepika Arora, Pradeep Kumar Sharma, Mohammed Haris Siddiqui, Yogeshwer Shukla
Among the various programmed cell death (PCD) pathways, "Necroptosis" has gained much importance as a novel paradigm of cell death. This pathway has emerged as a backup mechanism when physiologically conserved PCD (apoptosis) is non-functional either genetically or pathogenically. The expanding spectrum of necroptosis from physiological development to diverse patho-physiological disorders, including xenobiotics-mediated toxicity has now grabbed the attention worldwide. The efficient role of necroptosis regulators in disease development and management are under constant examination...
March 2, 2017: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259757/comprehensive-characteristics-of-microrna-expression-profile-of-equine-sarcoids
#16
Klaudia Pawlina, Artur Gurgul, Tomasz Szmatoła, Christoph Koch, Kathrin Mählmann, Maciej Witkowski, Monika Bugno-Poniewierska
Equine sarcoids are the most common neoplasms occurring in horses. Despite frequent occurrence, they are still not well described at the molecular level. Thus, in the present study, we performed a comprehensive comparative analysis of sarcoid miRNAome profile to identify aberrantly expressed microRNAs, along with their structural variants, potentially useful as biomarkers and, in a wider perspective, broaden the knowledge about this tumor and underlying mechanisms. To this end, we conducted next generation sequencing and as a result we identified both known and potentially novel miRNAs...
March 1, 2017: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249727/maximin-h5-is-an-anticancer-peptide
#17
Sarah R Dennison, Frederick Harris, David A Phoenix
Here we report the first major example of anionic amphibian host defence peptides (HDPs) with anticancer activity. Maximin H5 is a C-terminally amidated, anionic host defence peptide (MH5N) from toads of the Bombina genus, which was shown to possess activity against the glioma cell line, T98G (EC50 = 125 μM). The peptide adopted high levels of α-helical structure (57.3%) in the presence of model cancer membranes (DMPC:DMPS in a molar ratio of 10:1). MH5N also showed a strong ability to penetrate these model membranes (Π = 10...
February 26, 2017: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238842/appetite-control-by-the-tongue-gut-axis-and-evaluation-of-the-role-of-cd36-sr-b2
#18
Isabelle Niot, Philippe Besnard
Understanding the mechanisms governing food intake is a public health issue given the dramatic rise of obesity over the world. The overconsumption of tasty energy-dense foods rich in lipids is considered to be one of the nutritional causes of this epidemic. Over the last decade, the identification of fatty acid receptors in strategic places in the body (i.e. oro-intestinal tract and brain) has provided a major progress in the deciphering of regulatory networks involved in the control of dietary intake. Among these lipid sensors, CD36/SR-B2 appears to play a significant role since this membrane protein, known to bind long-chain fatty acid with a high affinity, was specifically found both in enterocytes and in a subset of taste bud cells and entero-endocrine cells...
February 23, 2017: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238841/vitamin-a-status-affects-the-plasma-parameters-and-regulation-of-hepatic-genes-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-rats
#19
Yang Li, Yang Liu, Guoxun Chen
Vitamin A (VA) status regulates metabolism in rats. Whether VA status and availability of retinoic acid (RA) contribute to the insulin-regulated hepatic gene expression remains to be determined. Zucker lean rats with VA sufficient (VAS) or VA deficient (VAD) status were treated with streptozotocin (STZ) to induce insulin-dependent diabetes. They were treated with saline (STZ-VAS-C or STZ-VAD-C), RA (STZ-VAS-RA or STZ-VAD-RA), insulin (STZ-VAS-INS or STZ-VAD-INS), or insulin + RA (STZ-VAS-INS+RA or STZ-VAD-INS+RA) for 3 hours...
February 23, 2017: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223039/oncogene-lsd1-is-epigenetically-suppressed-by-mir-137-overexpression-in-human-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#20
Xin Zhang, Xiujuan Zhang, Bo Yu, Rongpeng Hu, Lanxiang Hao
PURPOSE: We examined the epigenetic regulation of microRNA-137 (miR-137) on lysine-specific demethylase 1 (KDM1A, or LSD1) induced oncogenic effects in NSCLC. METHODS: NSCLC cell lines, A549 and H460 cells were transfected with a mammalian LSD1 overexpression plasmid. It's effects on endogenous KDM1A gene and LSD1 protein expressions were examined by qRT-PCR and western blot assays. NSCLC proliferation and migration were also examined by MTT proliferation and wound-scratch assays, respectively...
February 18, 2017: Biochimie
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