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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533171/chronicles-of-a-reductase-biochemistry-genetics-and-physio-pathological-role-of-gsnor
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Salvatore Rizza, Giuseppe Filomeni
S-nitrosylation is a major redox posttranslational modification involved in cell signaling. The steady state concentration of S-nitrosylated proteins depends on the balance between the relative ability to generate nitric oxide (NO) via NO synthase and to reduce nitrosothiols by denitrosylases. Numerous works have been published in last decades regarding the role of NO and S-nitrosylation in the regulation of protein structure and function, and in driving cellular activities in vertebrates. Notwithstanding an increasing number of observations indicates that impairment of denitrosylation equally affects cellular homeostasis, there is still no report providing comprehensive knowledge on the impact that denitrosylation has on maintaining correct physiological processes and organ activities...
May 19, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528796/zinc-oxide-nanoparticle-energy-band-gap-reduction-triggers-the-oxidative-stress-resulting-into-autophagy-mediated-apoptotic-cell-death
#2
Manoranjan Arakha, Jyoti Roy, Parth Sarthi Nayak, Bibekanand Mallick, Suman Jha
The physico-chemical properties of nanoparticle (NP), such as particle size, surface defects, crystallinity and accessible surface, affect NP photocatalytic activity that in turn defines the NP cytotoxic propensity. Since zinc oxide nanoparticle (ZnONP) energy band gap falls in a range of a semiconductor, the particle possesses photocatalytic activity. Hence, the study correlates energy band gap with cytotoxic propensity of ZnONP. To this end, ZnONPs with varying energy band gap are fabricated by varying calcination temperature...
May 18, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506746/the-nad-dependent-deacetylase-bifidobacterium-longum-sir2-in-response-to-oxidative-stress-by-deacetylating-foxo3a-and-sigh-%C3%AF-h-in-bifidobacterium-longum-and-hek293t-cells-respectively
#3
Qing Guo, Shiyu Li, Yajie Xie, Qian Zhang, Mengge Liu, Zhenrui Xu, Hanxiao Sun, Yan Yang
Silent information regulator 2 (Sir2) enzymes which catalyze NAD+-dependent protein/histone deacetylation. The mammalian sirtuin family SIRT1, SIRT2, SIRT3 and SIRT6 can regulate oxidative stress. The probiotics (Bifidobacterium longum(B.longum) and Lactobacillus acidophilus(L. acidophilus)) have Sir2 gene family and have antioxidant activity in human body. it remains unknown whether probiotics Sir2 has a direct role in regulating oxidative stress. To this end, we knockout BL-sir2(sir2 B. longum) and LA-sir2(sir2 L...
May 12, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501563/kindlin-1-protects-cells-from-oxidative-damage-through-activation-of-erk-signalling
#4
Hila Emmert, Hitesh Patel, Valerie G Brunton
Kindlin-1 is a FERM domain containing adaptor protein that is found predominantly at cell-extracellular matrix adhesions where it binds to β-integrin subunits and is required for integrin activation. Loss of function mutations in the FERMT1 gene which encodes Kindlin-1 leads to the development of Kindler Syndrome (KS) an autosomal recessive skin disorder characterized by skin blistering, photosensitivity, and predisposition to aggressive squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). Here we show that loss of Kindlin-1 sensitizes both SCC cells and keratinocytes to oxidative stress: Kindlin-1 deficient cells have higher levels of reactive oxygen species, decreased viability and increased DNA damage after treatment with either hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) or irradiation with UVA...
May 10, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499911/aging-associated-metabolic-disorder-induces-nox2-activation-and-oxidative-damage-of-endothelial-function
#5
Lampson M Fan, Sarah Cahill-Smith, Li Geng, Junjie Du, Gavin Brooks, Jian-Mei Li
Oxidative stress attributable to the activation of a Nox2-containing NADPH oxidase is involved in the development of vascular diseases and in aging. However, the mechanism of Nox2 activation in normal aging remains unclear. In this study, we used age-matched wild-type (WT) and Nox2 knockout (KO) mice at 3-4 months (young); 11-12 months (middle-aged) and 21-22 months (aging) to investigate age-related metabolic disorders, Nox2 activation and endothelial dysfunction. Compared to young mice, middle-aged and aging WT mice had significant hyperglycaemia, hyperinsulinaemia, increased systemic oxidative stress and higher blood pressure...
May 10, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499912/cyclophosphamide-and-acrolein-induced-oxidative-stress-leading-to-deterioration-of-metaphase-ii-mouse-oocyte-quality
#6
Roohi Jeelani, Sana N Khan, Faten Shaeib, Hamid-Reza Kohan-Ghadr, Sarah R Aldhaheri, Tohid Najafi, Mili Thakur, Robert Morris, Husam M Abu-Soud
Cyclophosphamide (CTX) is a chemotherapeutic agent widely used to treat ovarian, breast, and hematological cancers as well as autoimmune disorders. Such chemotherapy is associated with reproductive failure and premature ovarian insufficiency. The mechanism by which CTX and or its main metabolite, acrolein, affect female fertility remains unclear, but it is thought to be caused by an overproduction of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Here, we investigated the effect of CTX on metaphase II mouse oocytes obtained from treated animal (120mg/kg, 24 h of single treatment), and oocytes directly exposed to increasing concentrations of CTX and acrolein (n=480; 0, 5, 10, 25, 50, and 100μM) with and without cumulus cells (CCs) for 45min which correlates to the time of maximum peak plasma concentrations after administration...
May 9, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499910/sparc-paucity-alleviates-superoxide-mediated-oxidative-stress-apoptosis-and-autophagy-in-diabetogenic-hepatocytes
#7
Kanikkai Raja Aseer, Allwin Jennifa Silvester, Anuj Kumar, Myung-Sook Choi, Jong Won Yun
Secreted protein acidic and rich in cysteine (SPARC) is known to play a previously unappreciated role in diabetes, but its precise mechanism in liver/hepatocyte pathology remains unknown. Inhibition of SPARC is critical in resolving candidate pathogenic events such as production of reactive oxygen species (ROS), which are broadly considered for their roles in diabetes, and is capable of protecting functional hepatocytes. Here, we provide in vitro and in vivo evidence demonstrating pathological correlations between SPARC and streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic rat livers as well as cultured hepatocytes induced by diabetogenic stimuli...
May 9, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495448/nrf2-in-keratinocytes-modulates-uvb-induced-dna-damage-and-apoptosis-in-melanocytes-through-mapk-signaling
#8
Saowanee Jeayeng, Adisak Wongkajornsilp, Andrzej T Slominski, Siwanon Jirawatnotai, Somponnat Sampattavanich, Uraiwan Panich
Responses of melanocytes (MC) to ultraviolet (UV) irradiation can be influenced by their neighbouring keratinocytes (KC). We investigated the role of Nrf2 in regulating paracrine effects of KC on UVB-induced MC responses through phosphorylation of MAPKs in association with oxidative stress in primary human MC cocultured with primary human KC using a transwell co-culture system and small-interfering RNA-mediated silencing of Nrf2 (siNrf2). The mechanisms by which Nrf2 modulated paracrine factors including α-melanocyte-stimulating hormone (α-MSH) and paracrine effects of KC on UVB-mediated apoptosis were also assessed...
May 8, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495447/characterization-of-gene-expression-associated-with-the-adaptation-of-the-nematode-c-elegans-to-hypoxia-and-reoxygenation-stress-reveals-an-unexpected-function-of-the-neuroglobin-glb-5-in-innate-immunity
#9
Binyamin Zuckerman, Zohar Abergel, Veronica Zelmanovich, Leonor Romero, Rachel Abergel, Leonid Livshits, Yoav Smith, Einav Gross
Oxygen (O2) is a double-edged sword to cells, for while it is vital for energy production in all aerobic animals and insufficient O2 (hypoxia) can lead to cell death, the reoxygenation of hypoxic tissues may trigger the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) that can destroy any biological molecule. Indeed, both hypoxia and hypoxia-reoxygenation (H/R) stress are harmful, and may play a critical role in the pathophysiology of many human diseases, such as myocardial ischemia and stroke. Therefore, understanding how animals adapt to hypoxia and H/R stress is critical for developing better treatments for these diseases...
May 8, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495446/mechanism-of-hrp-catalyzed-nitrite-oxidation-by-h2o2-revisited-effect-of-nitroxides-on-enzyme-inactivation-and-its-catalytic-activity
#10
Amram Samuni, Eric Maimon, Sara Goldstein
The peroxidative activity of horseradish peroxidase (HRP) undergoes progressive inactivation while catalyzing the oxidation of nitrite by H2O2. The extent of inactivation increases as the pH increases, [nitrite] decreases or [H2O2] increases, and is accompanied by a loss of the Soret peak of HRP along with yellow-greenish coloration of the solution. HRP-catalyzed nitrite oxidation by H2O2 involves not only the formation of compounds I and II as transient heme species, but also compound III, all of which in turn, oxidize nitrite yielding (•)NO2...
May 8, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479370/yap1p-the-central-regulator-of-the-s-cerevisiae-oxidative-stress-response-is-activated-by-allicin-a-natural-oxidant-and-defence-substance-of-garlic
#11
Martin C H Gruhlke, Ivan Schlembach, Roman Leontiev, Andreas Uebachs, Peter U G Gollwitzer, Alexander Weiss, Agnes Delaunay, Michel Toledano, Alan J Slusarenko
Allicin is a thiol-reactive sulfur-containing natural product from garlic with a broad range of antimicrobial effects against prokaryotes and eukaryotes. Previous work showed that the S. cerevisiae OSI1 gene is highly induced by allicin and other thiol-reactive compounds, and in silico analysis revealed multiple Yap1p binding motifs in the OSI1 promoter sequence. An OSI1-promoter::luciferase reporter construct expressed in Wt and Δyap1 cells showed absolute Yap1p-dependence for allicin-induced OSI1-expression...
May 4, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478025/differential-redox-sensitivity-of-cathepsin-b-and-l-holds-the-key-to-autophagy-apoptosis-interplay-after-thioredoxin-reductase-inhibition-in-nutritionally-stressed-sh-sy5y-cells
#12
Pandian Nagakannan, Eftekhar Eftekharpour
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are essential for induction of protective autophagy, however unexpected rise in cellular ROS levels overpowers the cellular defense and therefore promotes the programmed apoptotic cell death. We recently reported that inhibition of thioredoxin reductase (TrxR) in starving SH-SY5Y cells interrupted autophagy flux by induction of lysosomal deficiency and promoted apoptosis. (Free Radic Biol Med. 2016: 101:53-70). Here, we aimed to elucidate the underlying mechanisms during autophagy-apoptosis interplay, and focused on regulation of cathepsin B (CTSB) and L (CTSL), the pro-apoptotic and pro-autophagy cathepsins respectively...
May 3, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476503/antioxidant-potential-of-mulberry-and-non-mulberry-silk-sericin-and-its-implications-in-biomedicine
#13
Jadi Praveen Kumar, Biman B Mandal
Sericin, a principal constituent of silk, is widely used in various biomedical applications. In addition, conferring protection against free radicals and oxidative damage add more value to its therapeutic potential. However, the antioxidant (AO) properties of silk sericin (SS) remains contingent on extraction procedures. In the present study, we have evaluated the effect of different extraction methods (conventional, autoclaving, urea, alkali and acid-degradation) on AO properties of SS from three Indian silk varieties [Antheraea assamensis (AA), Philosamia ricini (PR) and Bombyx mori (BM)]...
May 2, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476502/quercetin-suppresses-nlrp3-inflammasome-activation-in-epithelial-cells-triggered-by-escherichia-coli-o157-h7
#14
Yansong Xue, Min Du, Mei-Jun Zhu
Inflammatory responses elicited by LRR and PYD domains-containing protein 3 (NLRP3) inflammasome is induced by a wide variety of stress signals including infectious agents and cellular disorders. E. coli O157:H7 causes serious gastrointestinal diseases that results in severe inflammation and oxidative stress, causing host cell damage. In this study, we found that E. coli O157:H7 infection induced NLRP3 assembly, caspase-1 activation and interleukin (IL)-1β and IL-18 release in Caco-2 cells. Infection also resulted in mitochondrial dysfunction with disrupted mitochondrial potential and mitochondrial complex-I activity, as well as the cytosolic release of cytochrome c and altered mitochondrial respiratory chain...
May 2, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465262/non-thermal-plasma-induces-a-stress-response-in-mesothelioma-cells-resulting-in-increased-endocytosis-lysosome-biogenesis-and-autophagy
#15
Lei Shi, Fumiya Ito, Yue Wang, Yasumasa Okazaki, Hiromasa Tanaka, Masaaki Mizuno, Masaru Hori, Tasuku Hirayama, Hideko Nagasawa, Des R Richardson, Shinya Toyokuni
Non-thermal plasma (NTP) is a potential new therapeutic modality for cancer. However, its mechanism of action remains unclear. Herein, we studied the effect of NTP on mesothelioma cells and fibroblasts to understand its anti-proliferative efficacy. Interestingly, NTP demonstrated greater selective anti-proliferative activity against mesothelioma cells relative to fibroblasts than cisplatin, which is used for mesothelioma treatment. The anti-proliferative effect of NTP was enhanced by pre-incubation with the cellular iron donor, ferric ammonium citrate (FAC), and inhibited by iron chelation using desferrioxamine (DFO)...
May 2, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473248/endothelial-deletion-of-mtorc1-protects-against-hindlimb-ischemia-in-diabetic-mice-via-activation-of-autophagy-attenuation-of-oxidative-stress-and-alleviation-of-inflammation
#16
Wensi Fan, Dong Han, Zhongchan Sun, Sai Ma, Lei Gao, Jiangwei Chen, Xiang Li, Xiujuan Li, Miaomiao Fan, Congye Li, Dahai Hu, Yabin Wang, Feng Cao
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) complicated with diabetes mellitus (DM) still remains a thorny issue due to lack of effective strategies. Our previous study has demonstrated that inhibition of mTORC1 protected adipose-derived stromal cells from hindlimb ischemic injury in PAD mice. However, whether inhibition of mTORC1 could protect against PAD in diabetes mellitus and the underlying mechanisms remained elusive. In this study, we employed endothelial-specific raptor (an essential component of the mTORC1 signaling complex) knockout (KO) mice (Tie2-mTORC1(ko)) to investigate whether and how mTORC1 downregulation could alleviate hindlimb ischemic injury in diabetic mice...
May 1, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473247/oxidized-5-aminosalicylic-acid-activates-nrf2-ho-1-pathway-by-covalently-binding-to-keap1-implication-in-anti-inflammatory-actions-of-5-aminosalicylic-acid
#17
Sookjin Kang, Wooseong Kim, Seongkeun Jeong, Yonghyun Lee, Joon Nam, Sunyoung Lee, Yunjin Jung
Mesalazine (5-aminosalicylic acid, 5-ASA), a currently used drug for anti-inflammatory bowel disease, is easily oxidized by HOCl, a strong oxidant generated in gut inflammation, to produce electrophilic quinones. We investigated whether this chemical feature has an implication in the anti-inflammatory pharmacology of 5-ASA. Human colon carcinoma HCT116 cells were treated with HOCl-reacted 5-ASA. Oxidized 5-ASA activated Nrf2 while 5-ASA itself was not effective. Activation of Nrf2 led to induction of hemeoxygenase (OH)-1, an anti-inflammatory enzyme...
May 1, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465261/challenges-in-the-evaluation-of-thiol-reactive-inhibitors-of-human-protein-disulfide-isomerase
#18
Celia K Foster, Colin Thorpe
This paper addresses how to evaluate the efficacy of the growing inventory of thiol-reactive inhibitors of mammalian protein disulfide Isomerase (PDI) enzymes under realistic concentrations of potentially competing thiol-containing peptides and proteins. For this purpose, we introduce a variant of the widely-used reductase assay by using a commercially-available cysteine derivative (BODIPY FL L-Cystine; BD-SS) that yields a 55-fold increase in fluorescence (excitation/emission; 490/513nm) on scission of the disulfide bond...
April 30, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457937/alteration-of-nrf2-and-glutamate-cysteine-ligase-expression-contribute-to-lesions-growth-and-fibrogenesis-in-ectopic-endometriosis
#19
L Marcellin, P Santulli, S Chouzenoux, O Cerles, C Nicco, B Dousset, M Pallardy, S Kerdine-Römer, P A Just, C Chapron, F Batteux
The redox-sensitive nuclear factor erythroid-derived 2-like 2 (NRF2) controls endogenous antioxidant enzymes' transcription and protects against oxidative damage which is triggered by inflammation and known to favor progression of endometriosis. Glutamate Cysteine Ligase (GCL), a target gene of NRF2, is the first enzyme in the synthesis cascade of glutathione, an important endogenous antioxidant. Sixty-one patients, with thorough surgical examination of the abdominopelvic cavity, were recruited for the study: 31 with histologically-proven endometriosis and 30 disease-free women taken as controls...
April 28, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457938/parp-inhibition-protects-mitochondria-and-reduces-ros-production-via-parp-1-atf4-mkp-1-mapk-retrograde-pathway
#20
Eniko Hocsak, Viktor Szabo, Nikoletta Kalman, Csenge Antus, Anna Cseh, Katalin Sumegi, Krisztian Eros, Zoltan Hegedus, Ferenc Gallyas, Balazs Sumegi, Boglarka Racz
Oxidative stress induces DNA breaks and PARP-1 activation which initiates mitochondrial reactive oxygen species (ROS) production and cell death through pathways not yet identified. Here, we show the mechanism by which PARP-1 influences these processes via PARylation of activating transcription factor-4 (ATF4) responsible for MAP kinase phosphatase-1 (MKP-1) expression and thereby regulates MAP kinases. PARP inhibitor, or silencing, of PARP induced MKP-1 expression by ATF4-dependent way, and inactivated JNK and p38 MAP kinases...
April 27, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
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