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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358347/the-enzymology-of-2-hydroxyglutarate-2-hydroxyglutaramate-and-2-hydroxysuccinamate-and-their-relationship-to-oncometabolites
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Vivek A Hariharan, Travis T Denton, Sarah Paraszcszak, Kyle McEvoy, Thomas M Jeitner, Boris F Krasnikov, Arthur J L Cooper
Many enzymes make "mistakes". Consequently, repair enzymes have evolved to correct these mistakes. For example, lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) and mitochondrial malate dehydrogenase (mMDH) slowly catalyze the reduction of 2-oxoglutarate (2-OG) to the oncometabolite l-2-hydroxyglutarate (l-2-HG). l-2-HG dehydrogenase corrects this error by converting l-2-HG to 2-OG. LDH also catalyzes the reduction of the oxo group of 2-oxoglutaramate (2-OGM; transamination product of l-glutamine). We show here that human glutamine synthetase (GS) catalyzes the amidation of the terminal carboxyl of both the l- and d- isomers of 2-HG...
March 30, 2017: Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358327/coenzyme-a-independent-transacylation-system-possible-involvement-of-phospholipase-a2-in-transacylation
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REVIEW
Atsushi Yamashita, Yasuhiro Hayashi, Naoki Matsumoto, Yoko Nemoto-Sasaki, Takanori Koizumi, Yusuke Inagaki, Saori Oka, Takashi Tanikawa, Takayuki Sugiura
The coenzyme A (CoA)-independent transacylation system catalyzes fatty acid transfer from phospholipids to lysophospholipids in the absence of cofactors such as CoA. It prefers to use C20 and C22 polyunsaturated fatty acids such as arachidonic acid, which are esterified in the glycerophospholipid at the sn-2 position. This system can also acylate alkyl ether-linked lysophospholipids, is involved in the enrichment of arachidonic acid in alkyl ether-linked glycerophospholipids, and is critical for the metabolism of eicosanoids and platelet-activating factor...
March 30, 2017: Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353646/intraguild-predation-dynamics-in-a-lake-ecosystem-based-on-a-coupled-hydrodynamic-ecological-model-the-example-of-lake-kinneret-israel
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Vardit Makler-Pick, Matthew R Hipsey, Tamar Zohary, Yohay Carmel, Gideon Gal
The food web of Lake Kinneret contains intraguild predation (IGP). Predatory invertebrates and planktivorous fish both feed on herbivorous zooplankton, while the planktivorous fish also feed on the predatory invertebrates. In this study, a complex mechanistic hydrodynamic-ecological model, coupled to a bioenergetics-based fish population model (DYCD-FISH), was employed with the aim of revealing IGP dynamics. The results indicate that the predation pressure of predatory zooplankton on herbivorous zooplankton varies widely, depending on the season...
March 29, 2017: Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287479/stat5-interacting-proteins-a-synopsis-of-proteins-that-regulate-stat5-activity
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Ashley A Able, Jasmine A Burrell, Jacqueline M Stephens
Signal Transducers and Activators of Transcription (STATs) are key components of the JAK/STAT pathway. Of the seven STATs, STAT5A and STAT5B are of particular interest for their critical roles in cellular differentiation, adipogenesis, oncogenesis, and immune function. The interactions of STAT5A and STAT5B with cytokine/hormone receptors, nuclear receptors, transcriptional regulators, proto-oncogenes, kinases, and phosphatases all contribute to modulating STAT5 activity. Among these STAT5 interacting proteins, some serve as coactivators or corepressors to regulate STAT5 transcriptional activity and some proteins can interact with STAT5 to enhance or repress STAT5 signaling...
March 11, 2017: Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287462/snp-discovery-using-a-pangenome-has-the-single-reference-approach-become-obsolete
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Bhavna Hurgobin, David Edwards
Increasing evidence suggests that a single individual is insufficient to capture the genetic diversity within a species due to gene presence absence variation. In order to understand the extent to which genomic variation occurs in a species, the construction of its pangenome is necessary. The pangenome represents the complete set of genes of a species; it is composed of core genes, which are present in all individuals, and variable genes, which are present only in some individuals. Aside from variations at the gene level, single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) are also an important form of genetic variation...
March 11, 2017: Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272331/ornithine-aminotransferase-an-important-glutamate-metabolizing-enzyme-at-the-crossroads-of-multiple-metabolic-pathways
#6
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Antonin Ginguay, Luc Cynober, Emmanuel Curis, Ioannis Nicolis
Ornithine δ-aminotransferase (OAT, E.C. 2.6.1.13) catalyzes the transfer of the δ-amino group from ornithine (Orn) to α-ketoglutarate (aKG), yielding glutamate-5-semialdehyde and glutamate (Glu), and vice versa. In mammals, OAT is a mitochondrial enzyme, mainly located in the liver, intestine, brain, and kidney. In general, OAT serves to form glutamate from ornithine, with the notable exception of the intestine, where citrulline (Cit) or arginine (Arg) are end products. Its main function is to control the production of signaling molecules and mediators, such as Glu itself, Cit, GABA, and aliphatic polyamines...
March 7, 2017: Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272328/epiphytic-terrestrial-algae-trebouxia-sp-as-a-biomarker-using-the-free-air-carbon-dioxide-enrichment-face-system
#7
Asmida Ismail, Sarah Diyana Marzuki, Nordiana Bakti Mohd Yusof, Faeiza Buyong, Mohd Nizam Mohd Said, Harinder Rai Sigh, Amyrul Rafiq Zulkifli
The increasing concentration of CO₂ in the atmosphere has caused significant environmental changes, particularly to the lower plants such as terrestrial algae and lichens that alter species composition, and therefore can contribute to changes in community landscape. A study to understand how increased CO₂ in the atmosphere will affect algal density with minimal adjustment on its natural ecosystem, and the suitability of the algae to be considered as a biomarker, has been conducted. The current work was conducted in the Free-Air-Carbon Dioxide-Enrichment (FACE) system located in Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Malaysia...
March 7, 2017: Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245547/glutamine-glutamate-cycle-flux-is-similar-in-cultured-astrocytes-and-brain-and-both-glutamate-production-and-oxidation-are-mainly-catalyzed-by-aspartate-aminotransferase
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REVIEW
Leif Hertz, Douglas L Rothman
The glutamine-glutamate cycle provides neurons with astrocyte-generated glutamate/γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) and oxidizes glutamate in astrocytes, and it returns released transmitter glutamate/GABA to neurons after astrocytic uptake. This review deals primarily with the glutamate/GABA generation/oxidation, although it also shows similarity between metabolic rates in cultured astrocytes and intact brain. A key point is identification of the enzyme(s) converting astrocytic α-ketoglutarate to glutamate and vice versa...
February 24, 2017: Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241499/selectin-ligands-sialyl-lewis-a-and-sialyl-lewis-x-in-gastrointestinal-cancers
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Marco Trinchera, Adele Aronica, Fabio Dall'Olio
The tetrasaccharide structures Siaα2,3Galβ1,3(Fucα1,4)GlcNAc and Siaα2,3Galβ1,4(Fucα1,3)GlcNAc constitute the epitopes of the carbohydrate antigens sialyl-Lewis a (sLe(a)) and sialyl-Lewis x (sLe(x)), respectively, and are the minimal requirement for selectin binding to their counter-receptors. Interaction of sLe(x) expressed on the cell surface of leucocytes with E-selectin on endothelial cells allows their arrest and promotes their extravasation. Similarly, the rolling of cancer cells ectopically expressing the selectin ligands on endothelial cells is potentially a crucial step favoring the metastatic process...
February 23, 2017: Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218660/anaphase-a-disassembling-microtubules-move-chromosomes-toward-spindle-poles
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REVIEW
Charles L Asbury
The separation of sister chromatids during anaphase is the culmination of mitosis and one of the most strikingly beautiful examples of cellular movement. It consists of two distinct processes: Anaphase A, the movement of chromosomes toward spindle poles via shortening of the connecting fibers, and anaphase B, separation of the two poles from one another via spindle elongation. I focus here on anaphase A chromosome-to-pole movement. The chapter begins by summarizing classical observations of chromosome movements, which support the current understanding of anaphase mechanisms...
February 17, 2017: Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218638/metagaap-a-novel-pipeline-to-estimate-community-composition-and-abundance-from-non-model-sequence-data
#11
Christopher Noune, Caroline Hauxwell
Next generation sequencing and bioinformatic approaches are increasingly used to quantify microorganisms within populations by analysis of 'meta-barcode' data. This approach relies on comparison of amplicon sequences of 'barcode' regions from a population with public-domain databases of reference sequences. However, for many organisms relevant 'barcode' regions may not have been identified and large databases of reference sequences may not be available. A workflow and software pipeline, 'MetaGaAP,' was developed to identify and quantify genotypes through four steps: shotgun sequencing and identification of polymorphisms in a metapopulation to identify custom 'barcode' regions of less than 30 polymorphisms within the span of a single 'read', amplification and sequencing of the 'barcode', generation of a custom database of polymorphisms, and quantitation of the relative abundance of genotypes...
February 17, 2017: Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218637/mechanisms-of-chromosome-congression-during-mitosis
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Helder Maiato, Ana Margarida Gomes, Filipe Sousa, Marin Barisic
Chromosome congression during prometaphase culminates with the establishment of a metaphase plate, a hallmark of mitosis in metazoans. Classical views resulting from more than 100 years of research on this topic have attempted to explain chromosome congression based on the balance between opposing pulling and/or pushing forces that reach an equilibrium near the spindle equator. However, in mammalian cells, chromosome bi-orientation and force balance at kinetochores are not required for chromosome congression, whereas the mechanisms of chromosome congression are not necessarily involved in the maintenance of chromosome alignment after congression...
February 17, 2017: Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208750/the-consequences-of-chromosome-segregation-errors-in-mitosis-and-meiosis
#13
REVIEW
Tamara Potapova, Gary J Gorbsky
Mistakes during cell division frequently generate changes in chromosome content, producing aneuploid or polyploid progeny cells. Polyploid cells may then undergo abnormal division to generate aneuploid cells. Chromosome segregation errors may also involve fragments of whole chromosomes. A major consequence of segregation defects is change in the relative dosage of products from genes located on the missegregated chromosomes. Abnormal expression of transcriptional regulators can also impact genes on the properly segregated chromosomes...
February 8, 2017: Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208702/the-glutamate-dehydrogenase-pathway-and-its-roles-in-cell-and-tissue-biology-in-health-and-disease
#14
REVIEW
Andreas Plaitakis, Ester Kalef-Ezra, Dimitra Kotzamani, Ioannis Zaganas, Cleanthe Spanaki
Glutamate dehydrogenase (GDH) is a hexameric enzyme that catalyzes the reversible conversion of glutamate to α-ketoglutarate and ammonia while reducing NAD(P)⁺ to NAD(P)H. It is found in all living organisms serving both catabolic and anabolic reactions. In mammalian tissues, oxidative deamination of glutamate via GDH generates α-ketoglutarate, which is metabolized by the Krebs cycle, leading to the synthesis of ATP. In addition, the GDH pathway is linked to diverse cellular processes, including ammonia metabolism, acid-base equilibrium, redox homeostasis (via formation of fumarate), lipid biosynthesis (via oxidative generation of citrate), and lactate production...
February 8, 2017: Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165421/circadian-rhythms-and-hormonal-homeostasis-pathophysiological-implications
#15
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Davide Gnocchi, Giovannella Bruscalupi
Over recent years, a deeper comprehension of the molecular mechanisms that control biological clocks and circadian rhythms has been achieved. In fact, many studies have contributed to unravelling the importance of the molecular clock for the regulation of our physiology, including hormonal and metabolic homeostasis. Here we will review the structure, organisation and molecular machinery that make our circadian clock work, and its relevance for the proper functioning of physiological processes. We will also describe the interconnections between circadian rhythms and endocrine homeostasis, as well as the underlying consequences that circadian dysregulations might have in the development of several pathologic affections...
February 4, 2017: Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165385/quantitative-profiling-of-hydroxy-lipid-metabolites-in-mouse-organs-reveals-distinct-lipidomic-profiles-and-modifications-due-to-elevated-n-3-fatty-acid-levels
#16
Cheng-Ying Chiu, Christopher Smyl, Inci Dogan, Michael Rothe, Karsten-H Weylandt
Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) are precursors of bioactive metabolites and mediators. In this study, the profile of hydroxyeicosatetraenoic (HETE), hydroxyeicosapentaenoic (HEPE) and hydroxydocosahexaenoic (HDHA) acids derived from arachidonic acid (AA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in colon, liver, lung, spleen, muscle, heart and kidney tissue of healthy wildtype mice were characterized, and compared to profiles in organs from transgenic fat-1 mice engineered to express the Caenorhabditis elegans fat-1 gene encoding an n-3 desaturase and thereby with endogenously elevated n-3 PUFA levels...
February 4, 2017: Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165376/metaphase-spindle-assembly
#17
REVIEW
Tarun M Kapoor
A microtubule-based bipolar spindle is required for error-free chromosome segregation during cell division. In this review I discuss the molecular mechanisms required for the assembly of this dynamic micrometer-scale structure in animal cells.
February 3, 2017: Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146053/cardiac-channelopathies-and-sudden-death-recent-clinical-and-genetic-advances
#18
REVIEW
Anna Fernández-Falgueras, Georgia Sarquella-Brugada, Josep Brugada, Ramon Brugada, Oscar Campuzano
Sudden cardiac death poses a unique challenge to clinicians because it may be the only symptom of an inherited heart condition. Indeed, inherited heart diseases can cause sudden cardiac death in older and younger individuals. Two groups of familial diseases are responsible for sudden cardiac death: cardiomyopathies (mainly hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, dilated cardiomyopathy, and arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy) and channelopathies (mainly long QT syndrome, Brugada syndrome, short QT syndrome, and catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia)...
January 29, 2017: Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125061/mitotic-spindle-assembly-in-land-plants-molecules-and-mechanisms
#19
REVIEW
Moé Yamada, Gohta Goshima
In textbooks, the mitotic spindles of plants are often described separately from those of animals. How do they differ at the molecular and mechanistic levels? In this chapter, we first outline the process of mitotic spindle assembly in animals and land plants. We next discuss the conservation of spindle assembly factors based on database searches. Searches of >100 animal spindle assembly factors showed that the genes involved in this process are well conserved in plants, with the exception of two major missing elements: centrosomal components and subunits/regulators of the cytoplasmic dynein complex...
January 25, 2017: Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125021/a-molecular-view-of-kinetochore-assembly-and-function
#20
REVIEW
Andrea Musacchio, Arshad Desai
Kinetochores are large protein assemblies that connect chromosomes to microtubules of the mitotic and meiotic spindles in order to distribute the replicated genome from a mother cell to its daughters. Kinetochores also control feedback mechanisms responsible for the correction of incorrect microtubule attachments, and for the coordination of chromosome attachment with cell cycle progression. Finally, kinetochores contribute to their own preservation, across generations, at the specific chromosomal loci devoted to host them, the centromeres...
January 24, 2017: Biology
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