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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646265/omega-3-and-omega-6-fatty-acids-act-as-inhibitors-of-the-matrix-metalloproteinase-2-and-matrix-metalloproteinase-9-activity
#1
Eleonora Nicolai, Federica Sinibaldi, Gianpaolo Sannino, Giuseppina Laganà, Francesco Basoli, Silvia Licoccia, Paola Cozza, Roberto Santucci, Maria Cristina Piro
Polyunsaturated fatty acids have been reported to play a protective role in a wide range of diseases characterized by an increased metalloproteinases (MMPs) activity. The recent finding that omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids exert an anti-inflammatory effect in periodontal diseases has stimulated the present study, designed to determine whether such properties derive from a direct inhibitory action of these compounds on the activity of MMPs. To this issue, we investigated the effect exerted by omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids on the activity of MMP-2 and MMP-9, two enzymes that actively participate to the destruction of the organic matrix of dentin following demineralization operated by bacteria acids...
June 23, 2017: Protein Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639160/expression-and-activity-analysis-of-fructosyltransferase-from-aspergillus-oryzae
#2
Lihong Guan, Liping Chen, Yongsen Chen, Nu Zhang, Yawei Han
The fructosyltransferase gene was isolated and cloned from Aspergillus oryzae. The gene was 1368 bp, which encoded a protein of 455 amino acids. To analyze the activity of the expressed fructosyltransferase, the pET32a-fructosyltransferase recombined plasmid was transformed into Escherichia coli BL21. The fructosyltransferase gene was successfully expressed by Isopropyl-β-d-thiogalactoside (IPTG) induction. The molecular weight of the expression protein was about 45 kDa. The optimal conditions of protein expression were 25 °C, 0...
June 22, 2017: Protein Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634775/hydrophilic-acylated-surface-protein-a-haspa-of-leishmania-donovani-expression-purification-and-biophysico-chemical-characterization
#3
Manoj Kumar, Kishu Ranjan, Vijay Singh, Chandramani Pathak, Anju Pappachan, Desh Deepak Singh
Hydrophilic acylated surface proteins (HASPs) are acidic surface proteins which get localized on the surface of Leishmania parasite during infective stages through a "non-classical" pathway. In this study, we report the heterologous expression and purification of Leishmania donovani HASPA (r-LdHASPA) in E. coli system and its partial characterization. The structural aspects of the purified protein were analyzed using CD spectroscopy and modeling studies which indicate that r-LdHASPA consists of random coils...
June 21, 2017: Protein Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634774/learning-from-synthetic-models-of-extracellular-matrix-differential-binding-of-wild-type-and-amyloidogenic-human-apolipoprotein-a-i-to-hydrogels-formed-from-molecules-having-charges-similar-to-those-found-in-natural-gags
#4
Silvana A Rosú, Leandro Toledo, Bruno F Urbano, Susana A Sanchez, Graciela C Calabrese, M Alejandra Tricerri
Among other components of the extracellular matrix (ECM), glycoproteins and glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) have been strongly associated to the retention or misfolding of different proteins inducing the formation of deposits in amyloid diseases. The composition of these molecules is highly diverse and a key issue seems to be the equilibrium between physiological and pathological events. In order to have a model in which the composition of the matrix could be finely controlled, we designed and synthesized crosslinked hydrophilic polymers, the so-called hydrogels varying the amounts of negative charges and hydroxyl groups that are prevalent in GAGs...
June 20, 2017: Protein Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589291/hydroxylation-of-human-type-iii-collagen-alpha-chain-by-recombinant-coexpression-with-a-viral-prolyl-4-hydroxylase-in-escherichia-coli
#5
Jingjing Shi, Xiaoxuan Ma, Yuan Gao, Daidi Fan, Chenhui Zhu, Yu Mi, Wenjiao Xue
High-level expression of recombinant collagen by genetic engineering is urgently required. Recombinant collagen is different from natural collagen in its hydroxyproline (Hyp) content and thermal stability. To obtain hydroxylated collagen for applications in biomedicine and biomaterials, the human collagen α1(III) chain was co-expressed with the viral prolyl 4-hydroxylase A085R in Escherichia coli. Unlike previous reports using human prolyl 4-hydroxylase, this study examined the hydroxylation of full-length human collagen α1(III) chain (COL3A1) by viral prolyl 4-hydroxylase...
June 7, 2017: Protein Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567566/letter-from-the-new-editor-in-chief
#6
EDITORIAL
Lawrence J Berliner
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 1, 2017: Protein Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555319/proteomic-analysis-of-rice-seedlings-under-cold-stress
#7
Li Ji, Ping Zhou, Ya Zhu, Fang Liu, Rongbai Li, Yongfu Qiu
Low temperature can greatly restrict the growth and development of rice. The rice seedlings show growth retardation, lamina wrap, and part of blade even died under the condition of low temperature. In order to get more information about cold stress responses in rice, two dimensional electrophoresis and bioinformatics analysis of mass spectrometry were used to preliminary survey the cold tolerance of cold sensitive line 9311 and cold resistance variety Fujisaka 5 under cold stress. Two dimensional electrophoresis maps of 9311 and Fujisaka 5 were established under cold treatment...
May 29, 2017: Protein Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555318/conformational-characteristics-of-rice-hexokinase-oshxk7-as-a-moonlighting-protein-involved-in-sugar-signalling-and-metabolism
#8
Li Wang, Qing Dong, Qingdong Zhu, Niwen Tang, Shenghua Jia, Chao Xi, Heping Zhao, Shengcheng Han, Yingdian Wang
Hexokinase (HXK) as a moonlighting protein involves in glucose metabolism and signalling to regulate growth and development in plants. Therefore, the clarification for the structural properties of OsHXK7 (Oryza sativa Hexokinase 7) is essential to understand its role mechanism associated with the Glc signalling and metabolism. In this study, the structural characteristics of OsHXK7 (Oryza sativa Hexokinase 7) were identified. In the fluorescence spectrum, the Trp peak representing OsHXK7 binding to D-glucose (D-Glc) and 2-deoxyglucose (2-dG) showed an obvious blue shift...
May 29, 2017: Protein Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497409/a-rapid-and-reliable-method-for-total-protein-extraction-from-succulent-plants-for-proteomic-analysis
#9
Fernando Lledías, Felipe Hernández, Viridiana Rivas, Abisaí García-Mendoza, Gladys I Cassab, Jorge Nieto-Sotelo
Crassulacean acid metabolism plants have some morphological features, such as succulent and reduced leaves, thick cuticles, and sunken stomata that help them prevent excessive water loss and irradiation. As molecular constituents of these morphological adaptations to xeric environments, succulent plants produce a set of specific compounds such as complex polysaccharides, pigments, waxes, and terpenoids, to name a few, in addition to uncharacterized proteases. Since all these compounds interfere with the analysis of proteins by electrophoretic techniques, preparation of high quality samples from these sources represents a real challenge...
May 12, 2017: Protein Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470375/subtractive-protein-profiling-of-salmonella-typhimurium-biofilm-treated-with-dmso
#10
Mohd Fakharul Zaman Raja Yahya, Zazali Alias, Saiful Anuar Karsani
Salmonella typhimurium is an important biofilm-forming bacteria. It is known to be resistant to a wide range of antimicrobials. The present study was carried out to evaluate the effects of dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) against S. typhimurium biofilm and investigate whole-cell protein expression by biofilm cells following treatment with DMSO. Antibiofilm activities were assessed using pellicle assay, crystal violet assay, colony-forming unit counting and extracellular polymeric substance (EPS) matrix assay whilst differential protein expression was investigated using a combination of one dimensional sodium dodecyl sulfate polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis, tandem mass spectrometry and bioinformatics...
May 4, 2017: Protein Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429156/crystallization-and-preliminary-x-ray-diffraction-analysis-of-a-mammal-inositol-1-3-4-5-6-pentakisphosphate-2-kinase
#11
Elsa Franco-Echevarría, Julia Sanz-Aparicio, Nathalie Troffer-Charlier, Arnaud Poterszman, Beatriz González
Inositol 1,3,4,5,6-pentakisphosphate 2-kinase (IP5 2-K) is an enzyme that catalyses the formation of phytic acid (IP6) from IP5 and ATP. In mammals, IP6 is involved in multiple events such as DNA repair and mRNA edit and it is the precursor of inositol pyrophosphates, emerging compounds shown to have an essential role in apoptosis. In addition, IP5 2-K have functions in cells independently of its catalytic activity, for example in rRNA biogenesis. We pursue the structure determination of a mammal IP5 2-K by Protein Crystallography...
April 21, 2017: Protein Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429155/a-letter-from-the-founding-editor
#12
EDITORIAL
M Zouhair Atassi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 21, 2017: Protein Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425008/reversible-activation-of-halophilic-%C3%AE-lactamase-from-methanol-induced-inactive-form-contrast-to-irreversible-inactivation-of-non-halophilic-counterpart
#13
Hiroko Tokunaga, Junpei Maeda, Tsutomu Arakawa, Masao Tokunaga
Effects of a water-miscible organic solvent, methanol, on the structure and activity of halophilic β-lactamase derived from Chromohalobacter sp.560 (HaBla), were investigated by means of circular dichroism (CD) measurement and enzymatic activity determination. Beta-lactamase activity was enhanced about 1.2-fold in the presence of 10-20% methanol. CD measurement of HaBla revealed different structures depending on the methanol concentration: native-like active form (Form I) in 10-20% methanol and methanol-induced inactive form at higher concentration (Form II in 40-60% and Form III in 75-80% methanol)...
April 20, 2017: Protein Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421415/a-tyrosine-residue-along-with-a-glutamic-acid-of-the-omega-like-loop-governs-the-beta-lactamase-activity-of-msmeg_4455-in-mycobacterium-smegmatis
#14
Ankita Bansal, Debasish Kar, Satya Deo Pandey, Ashok Matcha, N Ganesh Kumar, Soshina Nathan, Anindya S Ghosh
Mycobacterial beta-lactamases are involved in exerting beta-lactam resistance, though many of these proteins remain uncharacterized. Here, we have characterized MSMEG_4455 of Mycobacterium smegmatis as a beta-lactamase using molecular, biochemical and mutational techniques. To elucidate its nature in vivo and in vitro, and to predict its structure-function relationship in silico analysis is done. The MSMEG_4455 is cloned and expressed ectopically in a beta-lactamase deficient Escherichia coli mutant to establish the in vivo beta-lactamase like nature via minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) determination...
April 19, 2017: Protein Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421414/polyclonal-antibodies-in-microplates-to-predict-the-maximum-adsorption-activities-of-enzyme-mutants-from-cell-lysates
#15
Yiran Feng, Xiaolan Yang, Deqiang Wang, Xiaolei Hu, Huimin Chong, Juan Liao, Chang-Guo Zhan, Fei Liao
With microplate-immobilized polyclonal antibodies against a starting enzyme or its active mutant bearing consistent accessible epitopes, the maximum activity of an adsorbed enzyme/mutant (Vs) was predicted for comparison to recognize weakly-positive mutants. Rabbit antisera against Escherichia coli alkaline phosphatase (ECAP) were fractionated with 33% ammonium sulfate to yield crude polyclonal antibodies for conventional immobilization in 96-well microplates. The response curve of the activities of ECAP/mutant adsorbed by the immobilized polyclonal antibodies to protein quantities from a cell lysate was fit to an approximation model to predict Vs...
April 19, 2017: Protein Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421413/substrate-induced-conformational-changes-of-the-tyrocidine-synthetase-1-adenylation-domain-probed-by-intrinsic-trp-fluorescence
#16
Matilda Šprung, Barbara Soldo, Stjepan Orhanović, Viljemka Bučević-Popović
Nonribosomal peptide synthetases (NRPS) are multifunctional proteins that catalyze the synthesis of the peptide products with enormous biological potential. The process of biosynthesis starts with the adenylation (A) domain, which during the catalytic cycle undergoes extensive structural rearrangements. In this paper, we present the first study of the tyrocidine synthetase 1 A-domain (TycA-A) fluorescence properties. The TycA-A protein contains five potentially fluorescent Trp residues at positions 227, 301, 323, 376 and 406...
April 18, 2017: Protein Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357609/the-inhibitory-effect-of-c-phycocyanin-containing-protein-extract-c-pc-extract-on-human-matrix-metalloproteinases-mmp-2-and-mmp-9-in-hepatocellular-cancer-cell-line-hepg2
#17
Mugdha Kunte, Krutika Desai
Spirulina platensis :have been studied for several biological activities. In the current study C-phycocyanin containing protein extract (C-PC extract) of Spirulina platensis have been studied for its effect on human matrix metalloproteinases (MMP-1, MMP-2 and MMP-9) and tissue inhibitors of MMPs (TIMP-1 and TIMP-2). In the present study, breast cancer cell line (MDA-MB 231) and hepatocellular cancer cell line (HepG2) were examined for inhibition of MMPs at different levels of expression after C-PC extract treatment...
March 30, 2017: Protein Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374173/structural-stability-of-streptococcal-serum-opacity-factor
#18
Dedipya Yelamanchili, Baiba K Gillard, Antonio M Gotto, Henry J Pownall, Corina Rosales
Streptococcal serum opacity factor (SOF) is a protein that clouds the plasma of multiple mammalian species by disrupting high density lipoprotein (HDL) structure. Intravenous infusion of low dose SOF (4 µg) into mice reduces their plasma cholesterol concentrations ~ 40% in 3 h. Here we investigated the effects of pH, ionic strength, temperature, and denaturation with guanidinium chloride (GdmCl) on SOF stability and its reaction vs HDL. SOF stability was tested by pre-incubation of SOF at various temperatures, pH's, and GdmCl concentrations and measuring the SOF reaction rate at pH 7...
June 2017: Protein Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345116/oligomeric-state-and-thermal-stability-of-apo-and-holo-human-ornithine-%C3%AE-aminotransferase
#19
Riccardo Montioli, Carlotta Zamparelli, Carla Borri Voltattorni, Barbara Cellini
Human ornithine δ-aminotransferase (hOAT) (EC 2.6.1.13) is a mitochondrial pyridoxal 5'-phosphate (PLP)-dependent aminotransferase whose deficit is associated with gyrate atrophy, a rare autosomal recessive disorder causing progressive blindness and chorioretinal degeneration. Here, both the apo- and holo-form of recombinant hOAT were characterized by means of spectroscopic, kinetic, chromatographic and computational techniques. The results indicate that apo and holo-hOAT (a) show a similar tertiary structure, even if apo displays a more pronounced exposure of hydrophobic patches, (b) exhibit a tetrameric structure with a tetramer-dimer equilibrium dissociation constant about fivefold higher for the apoform with respect to the holoform, and (c) have apparent Tm values of 46 and 67 °C, respectively...
June 2017: Protein Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315108/osmolytic-effect-of-sucrose-on-thermal-denaturation-of-pea-seedling-copper-amine-oxidase
#20
Mojtaba Amani, Aboozar Barzegar, Mohammad Mazani
Protein stability is a subject of interest by many researchers. One of the common methods to increase the protein stability is using the osmolytes. Many studies and theories analyzed and explained osmolytic effect by equilibrium thermodynamic while most proteins undergo an irreversible denaturation. In current study we investigated the effect of sucrose as an osmolyte on the thermal denaturation of pea seedlings amine oxidase by the enzyme activity, fluorescence spectroscopy, circular dichroism, and differential scanning calorimetry...
April 2017: Protein Journal
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