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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322027/rapid-differentiating-colorectal-cancer-and-colorectal-polyp-using-dried-blood-spot-mass-spectrometry-metabolomic-approach
#1
Yu Jing, Xue Wu, Peng Gao, Zhongze Fang, Jingjing Wu, Qingjun Wang, Chen Li, Zhitu Zhu, Yunfeng Cao
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third leading causes of cancer mortality, and the early-stage detection could significantly enhance survival rates. Cancer influences the important metabolic pathways and the changes in metabolite levels had been used in many studies as the potential biomarkers. This study is aimed at screening metabolite biomarkers with CRC diagnosis potentials. The direct infusion mass spectrometry (MS) metabolomic analysis based on dried blood spot was used to distinguish CRC from polyp. The target metabolites were composed of 23 amino acids and 26 acylcarnitines...
March 20, 2017: IUBMB Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322010/cholesterol-can-modulate-mitochondrial-aquaporin-8-expression-in-human-hepatic-cells
#2
Mauro Danielli, Alejo M Capiglioni, Julieta Marrone, Giuseppe Calamita, Raúl A Marinelli
Hepatocyte mitochondrial aquaporin-8 (mtAQP8) works as a multifunctional membrane channel protein that facilitates the uptake of ammonia for its detoxification to urea as well as the mitochondrial release of hydrogen peroxide. Since early oligonucleotide microarray studies in liver of cholesterol-fed mice showed an AQP8 downregulation, we tested whether alterations of cholesterol content per se modulate mtAQP8 expression in human hepatocyte-derived Huh-7 cells. Cholesterol loading with methyl-β-cyclodextrin (mβCD):cholesterol complexes downregulated the proteolytic activation of cholesterol-responsive sterol regulatory element-binding protein (SREBP) transcriptions factors 1 and 2, and the expression of the target gene 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-CoA reductase (HMGCR)...
March 20, 2017: IUBMB Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294521/thiol-based-copper-handling-by-the-copper-chaperone-atox1
#3
REVIEW
Yuta Hatori, Sachiye Inouye, Reiko Akagi
Human antioxidant protein 1 (Atox1) plays a crucial role in cellular copper homeostasis. Atox1 captures cytosolic copper for subsequent transfer to copper pumps in trans Golgi network, thereby facilitating copper supply to various copper-dependent oxidereductases matured within the secretory vesicles. Atox1 and other copper chaperones handle cytosolic copper using Cys thiols which are ideal ligands for coordinating Cu(I). Recent studies demonstrated reversible oxidation of these Cys residues in copper chaperones, linking cellular redox state to copper homeostasis...
March 15, 2017: IUBMB Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295919/interplay-between-siderophores-and-colibactin-genotoxin-in-escherichia-coli
#4
Patricia Martin, Sophie Tronnet, Christophe Garcie, Eric Oswald
Highly pathogenic Escherichia coli strains that belong to the phylogenetic group B2 have developed a greater ability to acquire iron (heme receptor and numerous siderophores), to produce the genotoxin colibactin and to synthesize antimicrobial siderophore-microcins. There is an increased prevalence of these E. coli strains over the last 30 years in the intestinal microbiota in industrialized countries. Integrating the regulation of fitness/virulence factors, such as siderophores, colibactin and siderophore-microcins into networks that respond to specific environmental signals, such as the local iron concentration, could result in an accurate production of specific fitness/virulence factors, so that the E...
March 14, 2017: IUBMB Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296007/copper-metallothioneins
#5
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Jenifer Calvo, Hunmin Jung, Gabriele Meloni
Metallothioneins (MTs) are a class of low molecular weight and cysteine-rich metal binding proteins present in all the branches of the tree of life. MTs efficiently bind with high affinity several essential and toxic divalent and monovalent transition metals by forming characteristic polynuclear metal-thiolate clusters within their structure. MTs fulfil multiple biological functions related to their metal binding properties, with essential roles in both Zn(II) and Cu(I) homeostasis as well as metal detoxification...
March 13, 2017: IUBMB Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276155/dissecting-copper-homeostasis-in-diabetes-mellitus
#6
REVIEW
Jennifer Lowe, Rosilane Taveira-da-Silva, Elaine Hilário-Souza
Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is characterized by elevated blood glucose levels (hyperglycemia). It can occur due to impaired secretion or action of the hormone insulin, which is produced by pancreatic beta-cells to promote the entry of glucose into the cells. It is known that hyperglycemia has an important role in the production of reactive oxygen species in all types of DM and that an imbalance of transition metal as Cu and Fe plays a pivotal role in stimulating the oxidative stress. Different levels of some transition metals, as Cu, Fe, Mn, and Zn has been reported comparing diabetic animal models with the control group...
March 9, 2017: IUBMB Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276141/iron-and-ferroptosis-a-still-ill-defined-liaison
#7
REVIEW
Sebastian Doll, Marcus Conrad
Ferroptosis is a recently described form of regulated necrotic cell death, which appears to contribute to a number of diseases, such as tissue ischemia/reperfusion injury, acute renal failure, and neurodegeneration. A hallmark of ferroptosis is iron-dependent lipid peroxidation, which can be inhibited by the key ferroptosis regulator glutathione peroxidase 4(Gpx4), radical trapping antioxidants and ferroptosis-specific inhibitors, such as ferrostatins and liproxstatins, as well as iron chelation. Although great strides have been made towards a better understanding of the proximate signals of distinctive lipid peroxides in ferroptosis, still little is known about the mechanistic implication of iron in the ferroptotic process...
March 9, 2017: IUBMB Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271632/the-role-of-insufficient-copper-in-lipid-synthesis-and-fatty-liver-disease
#8
REVIEW
Austin Morrell, Savannah Tallino, Lei Yu, Jason L Burkhead
The essential transition metal copper is important in lipid metabolism, redox balance, iron mobilization, and many other critical processes in eukaryotic organisms. Genetic diseases where copper homeostasis is disrupted, including Menkes disease and Wilson disease, indicate the importance of copper balance to human health. The severe consequences of insufficient copper supply are illustrated by Menkes disease, caused by mutation in the X-linked ATP7A gene encoding a protein that transports copper from intestinal epithelia into the bloodstream and across the blood-brain barrier...
March 8, 2017: IUBMB Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271598/dynamics-of-the-metal-binding-domains-and-regulation-of-the-human-copper-transporters-atp7b-and-atp7a
#9
REVIEW
Corey H Yu, Natalia V Dolgova, Oleg Y Dmitriev
Copper transporters ATP7A and ATP7B regulate copper levels in the human cells and deliver copper to the biosynthetic pathways. ATP7A and ATP7B belong to the P-type ATPases and share much of the domain architecture and the mechanism of ATP hydrolysis with the other, well-studied, enzymes of this type. A unique structural feature of the copper ATPases is the chain of six cytosolic metal-binding domains (MBDs), which are believed to be involved in copper-dependent regulation of the activity and intracellular localization of these enzymes...
March 8, 2017: IUBMB Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261953/prognostic-significance-of-cd133-and-ezrin-expression-in-colorectal-carcinoma
#10
Anan Fathi, Hala Mosaad, Samia Hussein, Mona Roshdy, Eman I Ismail
Despite the improvement in the diagnostic and the therapeutic modalities, colorectal cancer (CRC) morbidity and mortality remain high in both the developed and the developing countries. So, we are in a need to recognize new efficient diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers of CRC. That may help in providing individualized targeted therapy for this lethal malignancy. In this study, we investigated the expression and the prognostic significance of CD133 and ezrin mRNA and protein by quantitative RT-PCR and immunohistochemical analysis in primary CRC cases and the surrounding normal colonic mucosa...
March 5, 2017: IUBMB Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261909/angiotensin-ii-degrades-myeloid-cell-leukemia-1-in-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells
#11
Wenlong Zhang, Ruyan Yang, Yaorong Feng, Bin Hu, Jun Zhang, Qian Zhang, Ningning Rong
Angiotensin II (Ang II) plays a central role in cardiovascular diseases by causing endothelial apoptosis and dysfunction. Myeloid cell leukemia 1 (Mcl-1) is an antiapoptotic member of the Bcl-2 family of apoptosis-regulating proteins. It has been reported that Mcl-1 plays a pivotal role in protecting cells against apoptosis. Presently, the effects of Ang II on the expression of Mcl-1 remain unknown. In this study, we report, for the first time, that the antiapoptotic protein Mcl-1 is degraded by the proteasome during Ang II-induced apoptosis in HUVECs...
March 5, 2017: IUBMB Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185403/traf3-delays-cyst-formation-induced-by-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling
#12
Liping Sun, Chaofeng Hu, Xinzhou Zhang
This study aims to investigate the effects of TNF receptors associated factor 3 (TRAF3) on the signaling pathway and expression of downstream products of nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB) in the epithelial cells of renal ducts in individuals with polycystic kidney disease (PKD). We observe the TRAF3 genic overexpression of the epithelial cells, which form a tubular branch structure, in polycystic kidneys and to explore the protective effect of TRAF3 on the cystogenesis and progression of PKD. Western blotting analysis was conducted to examine the signaling changes of NF-κB in PKD the epithelial cells and TRAF3 transgenic PKD epithelial cells...
February 10, 2017: IUBMB Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185391/severe-cartilage-degeneration-in-patients-with-developmental-dysplasia-of-the-hip
#13
Wei-Jia Feng, Hui Wang, Chao Shen, Jun-Feng Zhu, Xiao-Dong Chen
Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) is a developmental disorder that has long-term chronic pain and limited hip joint mobility as major pathological characteristics. This study aims to access the association between the development of DDH and cartilage metabolic disorders. Cartilage tissue samples were acquired from patients with DDH, osteoarthritis (OA) and femoral neck fracture. The proteoglycan level was evaluated by safranin O-fast green, toluidine blue and hematoxylin-eosin (HE) staining. The levels of collagen-II (Col-II), collagen-X (Col-X) and metal matrix proteinase-13 (MMP-13) were evaluated by immunohistochemistry (IHC) and Western blotting analysis...
February 10, 2017: IUBMB Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164440/effect-of-human-umbilical-cord-blood-mesenchymal-stem-cells-administered-by-intravenous-or-intravitreal-routes-on-cryo-induced-retinal-injury
#14
Eman M Mohamed, Shaimaa A Abdelrahman, Samia Hussein, Sally M Shalaby, Hala Mosaad, Ahmed M B Awad
Traumatic optic neuropathy is an important cause of severe vision loss. So, many attempts were performed to transplant stem cells systemically or locally to regenerate the injured retina. In this study, we investigated the effect of human umbilical cord blood mesenchymal stem cells (hUBMSCs) on histological structure, apoptotic, antiapoptotic, oxidant and antioxidant markers in an experimental model of cryo-induced retinal damage in mice. Forty-eight mice were included with 4 major groups; group I contained 18 mice as controls...
February 5, 2017: IUBMB Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164426/mechanisms-of-charge-transfer-in-human-copper-atpases-atp7a-and-atp7b
#15
REVIEW
Francesco Tadini-Buoninsegni, Serena Smeazzetto
ATP7A and ATP7B are Cu(+) -transporting ATPases of subclass IB and play a fundamental role in intracellular copper homeostasis. ATP7A/B transfer Cu(+) ions across the membrane from delivery to acceptor proteins without establishing a free Cu(+) gradient. Transfer of copper across the membrane is coupled to ATP hydrolysis. Current measurements on solid supported membranes (SSM) were performed to investigate the mechanism of copper-related charge transfer across ATP7A and ATP7B. SSM measurements demonstrated that electrogenic copper displacement occurs within ATP7A/B following addition of ATP and formation of the phosphorylated intermediate...
February 5, 2017: IUBMB Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150902/iron-chemistry-at-the-service-of-life
#16
REVIEW
Manu Sánchez, Laura Sabio, Natividad Gálvez, Mercè Capdevila, Jose M Dominguez-Vera
Iron is an essential element for almost all organisms on Earth. It is necessary for a number of crucial processes such as hemoglobin and myoglobin transport and storage of oxygen in mammals; electron transfer support in a variety of iron-sulfur protein or cytochrome reactions; and activation and catalysis of reactions of a wide range of substrate like alkanes, olefins, and alcohols. Living organisms adopted iron as the main metal to carry out all of these functions due to the rich coordination chemistry of its two main redox states, Fe(2+) and Fe(3+) , and because of its abundance in the Earth's crust and oceans...
February 2, 2017: IUBMB Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093891/multifaceted-effects-of-antimetabolite-and-anticancer-drug-2-deoxyglucose-on-eukaryotic-cancer-models-budding-and-fission-yeast
#17
REVIEW
Akshay Vishwanatha, Cletus Joseph Michael D'Souza
Glycolytic inhibitors are of interest therapeutically as they are effective against cancers that display increased glycolytic rate and mitochondrial defects. 2-Deoxyglucose (2-DG) is one such glycolytic inhibitor and was identified to be a competitive inhibitor of glucose. Studies from past few decades have shown that the mechanism of action of 2-DG is complex involving several metabolic and signaling pathways. Budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae and fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe are two important models for studying metabolism, cell cycle and cell signaling...
January 17, 2017: IUBMB Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28083978/factors-enhancing-the-migration-and-the-homing-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-experimentally-induced-cardiotoxicity-in-rats
#18
Nabil A Soliman, Somia H Abd-Allah, Samia Hussein, Muhammad Alaa Eldeen
Doxorubicin is an effective anti-neoplastic drug but its use is limited by its cardiotoxicity. Administration of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) for the management of cardiotoxicity was with poor myocardial homing capacity. With the aim of developing novel techniques to improve the migration of MSCs, we tested whether valproate and electric fields (EFs) direct the migration of MSCs towards the damaged myocardium. The study included five groups of female albino rats. The first group included 10 healthy rats as normal control group...
January 12, 2017: IUBMB Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230336/the-endothelial-border-to-health-mechanistic-evidence-of-the-hyperglycemic-culprit-of-inflammatory-disease-acceleration
#19
REVIEW
Nina Waerling Hansen, Anker Jon Hansen, Anette Sams
The endothelial cell (EC) layer constitutes a barrier that controls movements of fluid, solutes and cells between blood and tissue. Further, the endothelial layer regulates vascular tone and directs local humoral and cellular inflammatory processes. The strategic position makes it an important player for maintenance of health and for development of a number of diseases. Endothelial dysfunction is known to be an important component of type 2 diabetes, but is also assumed to be involved in many other diseases, for example, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, asthma, and cardiovascular diseases...
March 2017: IUBMB Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116808/lipocalin-2-expression-and-serum-levels-as-early-predictors-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-in-obese-women
#20
Nearmeen M Rashad, Amal S El-Shal, Rasha L Etewa, Fady M Wadea
Obesity and diabetes are increasing in epidemic proportions globally. Lipocalin-2 (LCN-2) is an inflammatory adipocytokine and obesity-related marker of low-grade inflammation. We aimed to investigate, for first time, the possible role of LCN-2 expression and serum levels in prediction of impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) among obese Egyptian women. This study included 188 obese women and 180 controls. Obese women were subdivided into three subgroups according to their fasting blood glucose, normal glucose tolerance (NGT), IGT and T2DM...
February 2017: IUBMB Life
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