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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646414/dynamic-meso-scale-anchorage-of-gpi-anchored-receptors-in-the-plasma-membrane-prion-protein-vs-thy1
#1
Yuri L Nemoto, Roger J Morris, Hiroko Hijikata, Taka A Tsunoyama, Akihiro C E Shibata, Rinshi S Kasai, Akihiro Kusumi, Takahiro K Fujiwara
The central mechanism for the transmission of the prion protein misfolding is the structural conversion of the normal cellular prion protein to the pathogenic misfolded prion protein, by the interaction with misfolded prion protein. This process might be enhanced due to the homo-dimerization/oligomerization of normal prion protein. However, the behaviors of normal prion protein in the plasma membrane have remained largely unknown. Here, using single fluorescent-molecule imaging, we found that both prion protein and Thy1, a control glycosylphosphatidylinositol-anchored protein, exhibited very similar intermittent transient immobilizations lasting for a few seconds within an area of 24...
June 24, 2017: Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646413/integrated-in-silico-in-vitro-identification-and-characterization-of-the-sh3-mediated-interaction-between-human-pttg-and-its-cognate-partners-in-medulloblastoma
#2
Jiangang Liu, Dapeng Wang, Yanyan Li, Hui Yao, Nan Zhang, Xuewen Zhang, Fangping Zhong, Yulun Huang
The human pituitary tumor-transforming gene is an oncogenic protein which serves as a central hub in the cellular signaling network of medulloblastoma. The protein contains two vicinal PxxP motifs at its C terminus that are potential binding sites of peptide-recognition SH3 domains. Here, a synthetic protocol that integrated in silico analysis and in vitro assay was described to identify the SH3-binding partners of pituitary tumor-transforming gene in the gene expression profile of medulloblastoma. In the procedure, a variety of structurally diverse, non-redundant SH3 domains with high gene expression in medulloblastoma were compiled, and their three-dimensional structures were either manually retrieved from the protein data bank database or computationally modeled through bioinformatics technique...
June 24, 2017: Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623516/erratum-to-a-simple-analytical-approximation-to-an-inhomogeneously-broadened-dispersion-spectrum-application-to-absorption-dispersion-admixtures
#3
Barney L Bales
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 16, 2017: Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577243/review-on-the-biological-mechanisms-associated-with-depo-provera-and-hiv-1-risk-acquisition-in-women
#4
REVIEW
Funanani Takalani, Ndumiso N Mhlongo, Suri Moonsamy, Mahmoud E S Soliman
Women constitute more than 50% out of millions of individuals infected with HIV-1, the major causative agent of acquired immune deficiency syndrome. About 40% of HIV-1 infections have been reported to initiate in the female reproductive tract. However, the mechanisms through which these infections are spread are poorly understood; hence, there is now a major concern in women who use long acting injectable hormonal contraceptives, particularly Depo-Provera and an increase of HIV-1 risk acquisition. Based on literature, Depo-Provera has an affinity for both the glucocorticoid receptor and the progesterone receptor in the female reproductive tract...
June 3, 2017: Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555359/broadband-w-band-rapid-frequency-sweep-considerations-for-fourier-transform-epr
#5
Robert A Strangeway, James S Hyde, Theodore G Camenisch, Jason W Sidabras, Richard R Mett, James R Anderson, Joseph J Ratke, Witold K Subczynski
A multi-arm W-band (94 GHz) electron paramagnetic resonance spectrometer that incorporates a loop-gap resonator with high bandwidth is described. A goal of the instrumental development is detection of free induction decay following rapid sweep of the microwave frequency across the spectrum of a nitroxide radical at physiological temperature, which is expected to lead to a capability for Fourier transform electron paramagnetic resonance. Progress toward this goal is a theme of the paper. Because of the low Q-value of the loop-gap resonator, it was found necessary to develop a new type of automatic frequency control, which is described in an appendix...
May 29, 2017: Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526909/retraction-note-to-the-interaction-effects-of-temperature-and-humidity-on-emergency-room-visits-for-respiratory-diseases-in-beijing-china
#6
Q Su, H Liu, X Yuan, X Zhang, W Dang, J Zhang, Y Qin, B Men, X Zhao, Y Xiao, R Sun
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 20, 2017: Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526908/retraction-note-to-oolong-tea-drinking-could-help-prevent-bone-loss-in-postmenopausal-han-chinese-women
#7
Guibin Wang, Liu Hongmei Liu, Zhenchun Zhang, Fengfang Zhang, Shufa Li, Yang Chen, Huanli Zhao
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 20, 2017: Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488221/photosynthetic-electron-and-proton-transport-in-chloroplasts-epr-study-of-%C3%AE-ph-generation-an-overview
#8
Alexander N Tikhonov
This is a brief overview focused on the electron paramagnetic resonance applications to the study of the proton transport processes in chloroplasts. After brief description of structural and functional organization of the chloroplast electron transport chain, our attention is focused on the measurements of trans-thylakoid pH difference (ΔpH) with pH-sensitive spin-probes. The use of spin-probes is based either (i) on measuring the ΔpH-partitioning of spin-probes between the thylakoid lumen and external volume, or (ii) on monitoring changes in the electron paramagnetic resonance spectra of pH-sensitive nitroxide radicals located in the lumen...
May 9, 2017: Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477056/discovery-of-potent-alk-inhibitors-using-pharmacophore-informatics-strategy
#9
Nivya James, K Ramanathan
Anaplastic lymphoma kinase is a tyrosine kinase receptor protein belonging to insulin receptor superfamily. Gene fusions in anaplastic lymphoma kinase are associated with non-small cell lung cancer development. Hence, they are of immense importance in targeted therapies. Thus, for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer, effective anaplastic lymphoma kinase inhibitors are of great significance. Therefore, our objective is to find hit compounds that could have better inhibitory activity than the existing anaplastic lymphoma kinase inhibitors...
May 6, 2017: Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434138/dynamic-epr-oximetry-of-changes-in-intracerebral-oxygen-tension-during-induced-thromboembolism
#10
Huagang Hou, Nadeem Khan, Sangeeta Gohain, Clifford J Eskey, Karen L Moodie, Kirk J Maurer, Harold M Swartz, Periannan Kuppusamy
Cerebral tissue oxygenation (oxygen tension, pO2) is a critical parameter that is closely linked to brain metabolism, function, and pathophysiology. In this work, we have used electron paramagnetic resonance oximetry with a deep-tissue multi-site oxygen-sensing probe, called implantable resonator, to monitor temporal changes in cerebral pO2 simultaneously at four sites in a rabbit model of ischemic stroke induced by embolic clot. The pO2 values in healthy brain were not significantly different among the four sites measured over a period of 4 weeks...
April 22, 2017: Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434137/cholesterol-hydroperoxide-generation-translocation-and-reductive-turnover-in-biological-systems
#11
Albert W Girotti, Witold Korytowski
Cholesterol is like other unsaturated lipids in being susceptible to peroxidative degradation upon exposure to strong oxidants like hydroxyl radical or peroxynitrite generated under conditions of oxidative stress. In the eukaryotic cell plasma membrane, where most of the cellular cholesterol resides, peroxidation leads to membrane structural and functional damage from which pathological states may arise. In low density lipoprotein, cholesterol and phospholipid peroxidation have long been associated with atherogenesis...
April 22, 2017: Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429253/modified-metformin-as-a-more-potent-anticancer-drug-mitochondrial-inhibition-redox-signaling-antiproliferative-effects-and-future-epr-studies
#12
Balaraman Kalyanaraman, Gang Cheng, Micael Hardy, Olivier Ouari, Adam Sikora, Jacek Zielonka, Michael B Dwinell
Metformin, one of the most widely prescribed antidiabetic drugs in the world, is being repurposed as a potential drug in cancer treatment. Epidemiological studies suggest that metformin exerts anticancer effects in diabetic patients with pancreatic cancer. However, at typical antidiabetic doses the bioavailability of metformin is presumably too low to exert antitumor effects. Thus, more potent analogs of metformin are needed in order to increase its anticancer efficacy. To this end, a new class of mitochondria-targeted metformin analogs (or mito-metformins) containing a positively-charged lipophilic triphenylphosphonium group was synthesized and tested for their antitumor efficacy in pancreatic cancer cells...
April 21, 2017: Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417231/high-cholesterol-low-cholesterol-effects-in-biological-membranes-review
#13
Witold K Subczynski, Marta Pasenkiewicz-Gierula, Justyna Widomska, Laxman Mainali, Marija Raguz
Lipid composition determines membrane properties, and cholesterol plays a major role in this determination as it regulates membrane fluidity and permeability, as well as induces the formation of coexisting phases and domains in the membrane. Biological membranes display a very diverse lipid composition, the lateral organization of which plays a crucial role in regulating a variety of membrane functions. We hypothesize that, during biological evolution, membranes with a particular cholesterol content were selected to perform certain functions in the cells of eukaryotic organisms...
April 17, 2017: Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413858/epr-studies-on-the-properties-of-model-photoreceptor-membranes-made-of-natural-and-synthetic-lipids
#14
Mariusz Duda, Katarzyna Kawula, Anna Pawlak, Tadeusz Sarna, Anna Wisniewska-Becker
The membranes of retina photoreceptors have unique lipid composition. They contain a high concentration of polyunsaturated docosahexaenoic acid, with six double bonds, and are enriched in phosphatidylethanolamines. Based on their phospholipid composition and cholesterol content, membranes of photoreceptors can be divided into three types: plasma membrane, young disks membranes, and old disks membranes. High amount of docosahexaenoic acid, abundant illumination, and high respiratory demands make these membranes sensitive to oxidative stress and lipid peroxidation...
April 17, 2017: Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401421/redox-active-transition-metal-ions-make-melanin-susceptible-to-chemical-degradation-induced-by-organic-peroxide
#15
Andrzej Zadlo, Anna Pilat, Michal Sarna, Anna Pawlak, Tadeusz Sarna
With aging, retinal pigment epithelium melanosomes, by fusion with the age pigment lipofuscin, form complex granules called melanolipofuscin. Lipofuscin granules may contain oxidized proteins and lipid hydroperoxides, which in melanolipofuscin could chemically modify melanin polymer, while transition metal ions present in melanin can accelerate such oxidative modifications. The aim of this research was to examine the effect of selected transition metal ions on melanin susceptibility to chemical modification induced by the water-soluble tert-butyl hydroperoxide used as an oxidizing agent...
April 11, 2017: Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353142/analysis-of-species-selectivity-of-human-mouse-and-rat-cytochrome-p450-1a-and-2b-subfamily-enzymes-using-molecular-modeling-docking-and-dynamics-simulations
#16
Bagavathy Shanmugam Karthikeyan, Suvaiyarasan Suvaithenamudhan, Mohammad Abdulkader Akbarsha, Subbiah Parthasarathy
Cytochrome P450 (CYP) 1A and 2B subfamily enzymes are important drug metabolizing enzymes, and are highly conserved across species in terms of sequence homology. However, there are major to minor structural and macromolecular differences which provide for species-selectivity and substrate-selectivity. Therefore, species-selectivity of CYP1A and CYP2B subfamily proteins across human, mouse and rat was analyzed using molecular modeling, docking and dynamics simulations when the chiral molecules quinine and quinidine were used as ligands...
March 29, 2017: Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417230/retraction-note-to-vegf-silencing-inhibits-human-osteosarcoma-angiogenesis-and-promotes-cell-apoptosis-via-pi3k-akt-signaling-pathway
#17
Jian Zhao, Zi-Ru Zhang, Na Zhao, Bao-An Ma, Qing-Yu Fan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315132/nitroxide-radicals-synthesis-and-functional-bio-nanomaterials-an-introduction
#18
EDITORIAL
Alex I Smirnov, Lawrence J Berliner
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271339/spin-probe-multi-frequency-epr-study-of-unprocessed-cotton-fibers
#19
Antonin Marek, Maxim A Voinov, Alex I Smirnov
Known since the ancient times, cotton continues to be one of the essential materials for the human civilization. Cotton fibers are almost pure cellulose and contain both crystalline and amorphous nanodomains with different physicochemical properties. While understanding of interactions between the individual cellulose chains within the crystalline phase is important from a perspective of mechanical properties, studies of the amorphous phase lead to characterization of the essential transport parameters, such as solvent diffusion, dyeing, drug release, and toxin absorption, as well as more complex processes of enzymatic degradation...
June 2017: Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210984/effect-of-solution-ionic-strength-on-the-pka-of-the-nitroxide-ph-epr-probe-2-2-3-4-5-5-hexamethylimidazolidin-1-oxyl
#20
Kaleigh Margita, Maxim A Voinov, Alex I Smirnov
Spin probe and spin labeling Electron Paramagnetic Resonance methods are indispensable research tools for solving a wide range of bioanalytical problems-from measuring microviscosity and polarity of phase-separated liquids to oxygen concentrations in tissues. One of the emerging uses of spin probes are the studies of proton transfer-related and surface electrostatic phenomena. The latter Electron Paramagnetic Resonance methods rely on molecular probes containing an additional functionality capable of reversible ionization (protonation, in particular) in the immediate proximity to an Electron Paramagnetic Resonance-active reporter group, such as (N-O(•)) for nitroxides...
June 2017: Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics
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