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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525360/role-of-sigma-1-receptor-in-high-fat-diet-induced-peripheral-neuropathy
#1
Tieying Song, Jianhui Zhao, Xiaojing Ma, Zaiwang Zhang, Bo Jiang, Yunliang Yang
The neurobiological mechanisms of obesity-induced peripheral neuropathy are poorly understood. We evaluated the role of Sigma-1 receptor (Sig-1R) and NMDA receptor (NMDARs) in the spinal cord in peripheral neuropathy using an animal model of high fat diet-induced diabetes. We examined the expression of Sig-1R and NMDAR subunits GluN2A and GluN2B along with postsynaptic density protein 95 (PSD-95) in the spinal cord after 24- week HFD treatment in both wild-type and Sig-1R-/- mice. Finally, we examined the effects of repeated intrathecal administrations of selective Sig-1R antagonists BD1047 in HFD-fed wild-type mice on peripheral neuropathy...
May 19, 2017: Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525359/i36t%C3%A2-t-mutation-in-south-african-subtype-c-c-sa-hiv-1-protease-significantly-alters-protease-drug-interactions
#2
Sibusiso B Maseko, Eden Padayachee, Thavendran Govender, Yasien Sayed, Gert Kruger, Glenn E M Maguire, Johnson Lin
The efficacy of HIV-1 protease inhibition therapies is often compromised by the emergence of mutations in the protease molecule that reduces the binding affinity of inhibitors while maintaining viable catalytic activity and affinity for natural substrates. In the present study, we used a recombinant HIV-1 C-SA protease and a recently reported variant for inhibition (Ki, IC50) and thermodynamic studies against nine clinically used inhibitors. This is the first time that binding free energies for C-SA PR and the mutant are reported...
May 19, 2017: Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525358/galanin-suppresses-proliferation-of-human-u251-and-t98g-glioma-cells-via-its-subtype-1-receptor
#3
Zhu Mei, Yutao Yang, Yun Li, Feiya Yang, Junfa Li, Xingnian Zeng, Zhi-Qing David Xu
Galanin is a neuropeptide with a widespread distribution throughout the nervous and endocrine systems, and recent studies have shown an anti-proliferative effect of galanin on several types of tumors. However, whether and how galanin and its receptors are involved in the regulation of cell proliferation in glioma cells remains unclear. In this study, the roles of galanin and its subtype 1 receptor (GAL1) in the proliferation of human U251 and T98G glioma cells were investigated. We found that galanin significantly suppressed the proliferation of U251 and T98G cells as well as tumor growth in nude mice...
May 19, 2017: Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315855/mechanisms-and-strategies-of-papillomavirus-replication
#4
Alison A McBride
Animal and human papillomaviruses (HPVs) replicate persistently in specific types of stratified epithelia of their host. After the initial infection, the viral genome replicates at low levels in the dividing cells of the epithelium, and these cells form a reservoir of infection that can last for decades. When the infected cells differentiate, viral genomes replicate to high levels to form progeny virus that is released from the surface of the epithelium. This complex life cycle requires several different modes of viral DNA replication, but papillomaviruses are masters at hijacking key cellular processes to facilitate their own reproduction...
May 12, 2017: Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493815/the-biology-of-jc-polyomavirus
#5
Benedetta Assetta, Walter J Atwood
JC polyomavirus (JCPyV) is the causative agent of a fatal central nervous system demyelinating disease known as progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML). PML occurs in people with underlying immunodeficiency or in individuals being treated with potent immunomodulatory therapies. JCPyV is a DNA tumor virus with a double stranded DNA genome and encodes a well-studied oncogene, large T antigen. Its host range is highly restricted to humans and only a few cell types support lytic infection in vivo or in vitro...
May 10, 2017: Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455951/chronic-viral-hepatitis-and-its-association-with-liver-cancer
#6
Thomas Tu, Sandra Bühler, Ralf Bartenschlager
Chronic infection with hepatitis viruses represents the major causative factor for end-stage liver diseases, including liver cirrhosis and primary liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma, HCC). In this review, we highlight the current understanding of molecular mechanisms that drive the hepatocarcinogenesis associated with chronic hepatitis virus infections. While chronic inflammation (associated with a persistent, but impaired anti-viral immune response) plays a major role in HCC initiation and progression, hepatitis viruses can also directly drive liver cancer...
April 29, 2017: Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455950/rhadinoviral-interferon-regulatory-factor-homologues
#7
Sandra Koch, Thomas F Schulz
Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV), or human herpesvirus 8 (HHV8) is a gammaherpesvirus and the etiological agent of Kaposi's sarcoma, primary effusion lymphoma and multicentric Castleman disease. The KSHV genome contains genes for a unique group of proteins with homology to cellular interferon regulatory factors, termed viral interferon regulatory factors (vIRFs). This review will give an overview over the oncogenic, antiapoptotic and immunomodulatory characteristics of KSHV and related vIRFs.
April 29, 2017: Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291733/erratum-to-tropane-alkaloids-as-substrates-and-inhibitors-of-human-organic-cation-transporters-of-the-slc22-oct-and-the-slc47-mate-families
#8
Jiayin Chen, Jürgen Brockmöller, Tina Seitz, Jörg König, Mladen V Tzvetkov, Xijing Chen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 26, 2017: Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441138/employing-rna-viruses-to-fight-cancer-novel-insights-into-oncolytic-virotherapy
#9
Dörthe Masemann, Yvonne Boergeling, Stephan Ludwig
Within the last decades, viruses that specifically target tumor cells have emerged as novel therapeutic agents against cancer. These viruses do not only act via their cell-lytic properties, but also harbor immunostimulatory features to re-direct the tumor-microenvironment and stimulate tumor-directed immune responses. Furthermore, oncolytic viruses are considered to be superior to classical cancer therapies due to higher selectivity towards tumor cell destruction and, consequently, less collateral damage of non-transformed healthy tissue...
April 25, 2017: Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432839/copper-catalyzed-straightforward-synthesis-of-5-arylindazolo-3-2-b-quinazolin-7-5h-ones-from-2-nitrobenzaldehydes
#10
Takahisa Imamura, Yoji Murakami, Hidetoshi Nitta
No abstract available.
April 21, 2017: Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284028/modulation-of-oncogenic-signaling-networks-by-kaposi-s-sarcoma-associated-herpesvirus
#11
REVIEW
Jason P Wong, Blossom Damania
Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) is the etiological agent of three human malignancies: Kaposi's sarcoma, primary effusion lymphoma, and multicentric Castleman's disease. To persist and replicate within host cells, KSHV encodes proteins that modulate different signaling pathways. Manipulation of cell survival and proliferative networks by KSHV can promote the development of KSHV-associated malignancies. In this review, we discuss recent updates on KSHV pathogenesis and the viral life cycle. We focus on proteins encoded by KSHV that modulate the phosphatidylinositol-4,5-bisphosphate 3 kinase and extracellular signal-regulated kinases 1/2 pathways to create an environment favorable for viral replication and the development of KSHV malignancies...
April 21, 2017: Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384098/catalase-a-remarkable-enzyme-targeting-the-oldest-antioxidant-enzyme-to-find-a-new-cancer-treatment-approach
#12
Christophe Glorieux, Pedro Buc Calderon
This review is centered on the antioxidant enzyme catalase and will present different aspects of this particular protein. Among them: historical discovery, biological functions, types of catalases and recent data with regard to molecular mechanisms regulating its expression. The main goal is to understand the biological consequences of chronic exposure of cells to hydrogen peroxide leading to cellular adaptation. Such issues are of utmost importance with potential therapeutic extrapolation for various pathologies...
April 6, 2017: Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343163/s100a6-focus-on-recent-developments
#13
Wiesława Leśniak, Tomasz Wilanowski, Anna Filipek
The Ca2+-binding protein, S100A6, belongs to the S100 family. Binding of Ca2+ induces a conformational change, which causes an increase in the overall S100A6 hydrophobicity and allows it to interact with many targets. S100A6 is expressed in different normal tissues and in many tumors. Up to now it has been shown that S100A6 is involved in cell proliferation, cytoskeletal dynamics and tumorigenesis, and that it might have some extracellular functions. In this review, we summarize novel discoveries concerning S100A6 targets, its involvement in cellular signaling pathways, and presence in stem/progenitor cells, extracellular matrix and body fluids of diseased patients...
March 25, 2017: Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328522/highlight-gtp-and-atp-dependent-membrane-processes
#14
Klaus Gerwert
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March 22, 2017: Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328521/human-papillomavirus-first-and-second-generation-vaccines-current-status-and-future-directions
#15
Somayeh Pouyanfard, Martin Müller
It has been more than 10 years that the first prophylactic papillomavirus vaccine became available, although distribution has been mainly limited to the more affluent countries. The first two vaccines have been a great success, hundreds of millions of women and a much smaller number of men have been vaccinated ever since. In a few countries with high vaccination coverage, in particular Australia but also parts of Great Britain and others, clinical impact of vaccination programs is already visible and there are indications for herd immunity as well...
March 22, 2017: Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315854/mutation-of-n-linked-glycosylation-in-epcam-affected-cell-adhesion-in-breast-cancer-cells
#16
Xue Liu, Jiujiao Gao, Yan Sun, Dandan Zhang, Tingjiao Liu, Qiu Yan, Xuesong Yang
EpCAM expression is elevated in breast cancer tissue, and correlates with the cancer metastasis and cell adhesion. Although EpCAM glycosylation is supposed to be associated with its function, the contribution of N-glycosylation to its function remains unclear. Here we analyzed cell adhesion ability of EpCAM in breast cancer cells. The results showed that EpCAM expression was associated with cell adhesion and N-glycosylation mutation of EpCAM decreased adhesion capacity. N-glycosylation mutation of EpCAM was correlated with lower levels of integrin β1 and fibronectin...
March 18, 2017: Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284029/shared-function-and-moonlighting-proteins-in-molybdenum-cofactor-biosynthesis
#17
Silke Leimkühler
The biosynthesis of the molybdenum cofactor (Moco) is a highly conserved pathway in bacteria, archaea and eukaryotes. The molybdenum atom in Moco containing enzymes is coordinated to the dithiolene group of a tricyclic pyranopterin monophosphate cofactor. The biosynthesis of Moco can be divided into three conserved steps, with a fourth one present only in bacteria and archaea: 1) formation of cyclic pyranopterin monophosphate, 2) formation of molybdopterin (MPT), 3) insertion of molybdenum into MPT to form Mo-MPT, and 4) additional modification of Mo-MPT in bacteria with the attachment of a GMP or CMP nucleotide, forming the dinucleotide variants of Moco...
March 11, 2017: Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253193/structural-and-functional-insight-into-pan-endopeptidase-inhibition-by-%C3%AE-2-macroglobulins
#18
Theodoros Goulas, Irene Garcia-Ferrer, Aniebrys Marrero, Laura Marino-Puertas, Stephane Duquerroy, F Xavier Gomis-Rüth
Peptidases must be exquisitely regulated to prevent erroneous cleavage and one control is provided by protein inhibitors. These are usually specific for particular peptidases or families and sterically block the active-site cleft of target enzymes using lock-and-key mechanisms. In contrast, members of the +1400-residue multi-domain α2-macroglobulin inhibitor family (α2Ms) are directed against a broad spectrum of endopeptidases of disparate specificities and catalytic types, and they inhibit their targets without disturbing their active sites...
March 2, 2017: Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253192/the-role-of-sirtuins-in-mitochondrial-function-and-doxorubicin-induced-cardiac-dysfunction
#19
Vernon W Dolinsky
Anthracycline chemotherapeutics such as doxorubicin continue to be important treatments for many cancers. Through improved screening and therapy more patients are surviving and living longer after the diagnosis of their cancer. However, anthracyclines are associated with both short- and long-term cardiotoxic effects. Doxorubicin-induced mitochondrial dysfunction is a central mechanism in the cardiotoxic effects of doxorubicin that contributes to impaired cardiac energy levels, increased reactive oxygen species production, cardiomyocyte apoptosis and the decline in cardiac function...
March 2, 2017: Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253191/%C3%AE-ngf-and-%C3%AE-ngf-receptor-upregulation-in-blood-and-synovial-fluid-in-osteoarthritis
#20
Claudia Montagnoli, Roberto Tiribuzi, Lucia Crispoltoni, Alessandra Pistilli, Anna Maria Stabile, Francesco Manfreda, Giacomo Placella, Mario Rende, Giuliano Cerulli
Osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee is the most common form of non traumatic joint disease. Previous studies have shown the involvement of β-NGF and its receptors TrKA and p75NTR in OA-related pain, but their role in its pathogenesis is still unclear. The aim of our study was to investigate the amount of β-NGF and the expression levels of its receptors on cells isolated from synovial fluid and blood from OA patients who had undergone total knee arthroplasty, in order to check any possible correlation with the disease staging...
March 2, 2017: Biological Chemistry
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