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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425669/dissolving-lignin-in-water-through-enzymatic-sulfation-with-aryl-sulfotransferase
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Pepijn Prinsen, Anand Narani, Aloysius F Hartog, Ron Wever, Gadi Rothenberg
We introduce the concept of using site-specific sulfation of various lignins for increasing their aqueous solubility and thereby their processability. Using p-nitrophenylsulfate as a sulfate source and an aryl sulfotransferase enzyme as catalyst, lignins are easily sulfated at ambient conditions. We demonstrate the specific sulfation of phenolic hydroxyl groups on five different lignins: Indulin AT (Kraft softwood), Protobind 1000 (mixed wheat straw/Sarkanda grass soda) and three organosolv lignins. The reaction proceeds smoothly and the increase in solubility is visible to the naked eye...
April 20, 2017: ChemSusChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411281/long-term-stability-of-cryopreserved-human-hepatocytes-evaluation-of-phase-i-and-ii-drug-metabolizing-enzyme-activities-and-cyp3a4-5-induction-for-more-than-a-decade
#2
Miyako Sudo, Mitsuhiro Nishihara, Junzo Takahashi, Satoru Asahi
We evaluated the long term stability of hepatocytes stored in vapor phase of liquid nitrogen for their viability, cytochrome P450 (CYP) 1A2 activity, CYP3A4/5 activity, uridine diphosphate-glucuronosyl transferase (UGT) activity, sulfotransferase (SULT) activity, and CYP3A4/5 induction during 14 years of preservation. No substantial degradation of viability, CYP1A2 activity, UGT activity, or CYP3A4/5 induction was observed. CYP3A4/5 activity showed a slight decrease after 7 years of storage, and SULT activity gradually decreased during storage, although substantial activities remained even after 14 years...
April 14, 2017: Drug Metabolism and Disposition: the Biological Fate of Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396528/human-enterocytes-as-an-in-vitro-model-for-the-evaluation-of-intestinal-drug-metabolism-characterization-of-drug-metabolizing-enzyme-activities-of-cryopreserved-human-enterocytes-from-twenty-four-donors
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Ming-Chih David Ho, Nick Ring, Kirsten Amaral, Utkarsh Doshi, Albert Li
We report here successful isolation and cryopreservation of enterocytes from human small intestine. The enterocytes were isolated by enzyme digestion of the intestinal lumen followed by partial purification via differential centrifugation. The enterocytes were cryopreserved directly after isolation without culturing to maximize retention of in vivo drug metabolizing enzyme activities. Post-thaw viability of the cryopreserved enterocytes was consistently over 80% based on trypan blue exclusion. Cryopreserved enterocytes pooled from 8 donors (4 male and 4 female) were evaluated for their metabolism of 14 pathway-selective substrates: CYP1A2 (phenacetin hydroxylation), CYP2A6 (coumarin 7-hydroxylation), CYP2B6 (bupropion hydroxylation), CYP2C8 (paclitaxel 6α-hydroxylation), CYP2C9 (diclofenac 4-hydroxylation), CYP2C19 (s-mephenytoin 4-hydroxylation), CYP2D6 (dextromethorphan hydroxylation), CYP2E1 (chlorzoxazone 6-hydroxylation), CYP3A4 (midazolam 1'-hydroxylation and testosterone 6β-hydroxylation), CYP2J2 (astemizole O-demethylation), UDP-glucuronosyltransferase (UGT; 7-hydroxycoumarin glucuronidation), sulfotransferase (SULT; 7-hydroxycoumarin sulfation), and carboxylesterase 2 (CES2; irinotecan hydrolysis) activities...
April 10, 2017: Drug Metabolism and Disposition: the Biological Fate of Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396420/mutation-in-sorghum-low-germination-stimulant-1-alters-strigolactones-and-causes-striga-resistance
#4
Daniel Gobena, Mahdere Shimels, Patrick J Rich, Carolien Ruyter-Spira, Harro Bouwmeester, Satish Kanuganti, Tesfaye Mengiste, Gebisa Ejeta
Striga is a major biotic constraint to sorghum production in semiarid tropical Africa and Asia. Genetic resistance to this parasitic weed is the most economically feasible control measure. Mutant alleles at the LGS1 (LOW GERMINATION STIMULANT 1) locus drastically reduce Striga germination stimulant activity. We provide evidence that the responsible gene at LGS1 codes for an enzyme annotated as a sulfotransferase and show that functional loss of this gene results in a change of the dominant strigolactone (SL) in root exudates from 5-deoxystrigol, a highly active Striga germination stimulant, to orobanchol, an SL with opposite stereochemistry...
April 10, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374858/sulfotransferase-1a3-4-copy-number-variation-is-associated-with-neurodegenerative-disease
#5
N J Butcher, M K Horne, G D Mellick, C J Fowler, C L Masters, R F Minchin
The cytosolic aryl sulfotransferase genes SULT1A3 and SULT1A4 are located on chromosome 16p11.2 in a region of chromosomal instability. SULT1A3/4 are important enzymes in the metabolism of catecholamines linked to neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. In the present study, copy number variation of the SULT1A3/4 genes in healthy individuals, as well as a cohort of Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease patients was examined. In all subjects, SULT1A3/4 copy number varied from 1 to 10...
April 4, 2017: Pharmacogenomics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373486/diastereomer-specific-quantification-of-bioactive-hexosylceramides-from-bacteria-and-mammals
#6
Johanna von Gerichten, Kerstin Schlosser, Dominic Lamprecht, Ivan Morace, Matthias Eckhardt, Dagmar Wachten, Richard Jennemann, Hermann-Josef Gröne, Matthias Mack, Roger Sandhoff
Mammals synthesize cell-type specifically the diastereomeric hexosylceramides β-galactosylceramide (β-GalCer) and β-glucosylceramide (β-GlcCer), which are involved in several diseases such as sphingolipidosis, diabetes, chronic kidney diseases, or cancer. In contrast Bacteroides fragilis, a member of the human gut microbiome, and the marine sponge Agelas mauritianus produce α-galactosylceramide (α-GalCer), one of the most potent stimulators for iNKT cells. To dissect the contribution of these individual stereoisomers to pathologies, we established a novel HILIC based LC MS(2) method and separate (R > 1...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363469/down-regulation-of-n-deacetylase-n-sulfotransferase-1-signaling-in-the-developing-diaphragmatic-vasculature-of-nitrofen-induced-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia
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Toshiaki Takahashi, Florian Friedmacher, Julia Zimmer, Prem Puri
BACKGROUND: Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) has been attributed to various developmental abnormalities of the underlying tissue components. N-deacetylase-N-sulfotransferase-1 (Ndst1) is a strongly expressed biosynthetic enzyme in endothelial cells, which has recently been identified as an important factor during diaphragmatic vascularization. Loss of endothelial Ndst1 has been demonstrated to cause angiogenic defects in the developing diaphragm and disrupt normal diaphragmatic development...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356314/high-throughput-and-reliable-isotope-label-free-approach-for-profiling-24-metabolic-enzymes-in-fvb-mice-and-gender-differences
#8
Jiamei Chen, Lijun Zhu, Xiaoyan Li, Haihui Zheng, Tongmeng Yan, Cong Xie, Sijing Zeng, Jia Yu, Huangyu Jiang, Linlin Lu, Xiaoxiao Qi, Ying Wang, Ming Hu, Zhongqiu Liu
FVB mice are extensively used in transgenic and pharmacokinetic research. In this study, a validated isotope label-free method of using ultrahigh-performance liquid chromatography (UHPLC)-MS/MS was established for quantifying 24 drug-metabolizing enzymes (DMEs) in FVB mice. The DMEs include cytochrome P450 (CYPs/Cyps), UDP-glucuronsyltransferases (UGTs/Ugts), and sulfotransferases (SULTs/Sults), which are the major phase I and II metabolic enzymes responsible for clearing and detoxifying xenobiotic and endogenous substances...
March 29, 2017: Drug Metabolism and Disposition: the Biological Fate of Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356238/hepatic-effects-of-tartrazine-e-102-after-systemic-exposure-are-independent-of-oestrogen-receptor-interactions-in-the-mouse
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Stephanie K Meyer, Philip M E Probert, Anne F Lakey, Andrew R Axon, Alistair C Leitch, Faith M Williams, Paul A Jowsey, Peter G Blain, George E N Kass, Matthew C Wright
Tartrazine is a food colour that activates the transcriptional function of the human oestrogen receptor alpha in an in vitro cell model. Since oestrogens are cholestatic, we hypothesised tartrazine will cause periportal injury to the liver in vivo. To test this hypothesis, tartrazine was initially administered systemically to mice resulting in a periportal recruitment of inflammatory cells, increased serum alkaline phosphatase activity and mild periportal fibrosis. To determine whether an oestrogenic effect may be a key event in this response, tartrazine, sulphonated metabolites and a food additive contaminant were screened for their ability to interact with murine oestrogen receptors...
March 27, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347843/engineered-n-acetylhexosamine-active-enzymes-in-glycoscience
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REVIEW
Kristýna Slámová, Pavla Bojarová
BACKGROUND: In recent years, enzymes modifying N-acetylhexosamine substrates have emerged in numerous theoretical studies as well as practical applications from biology, biomedicine, and biotechnology. Advanced enzyme engineering techniques converted them into potent synthetic instruments affording a variety of valuable glycosides. SCOPE OF REVIEW: This review presents the diversity of engineered enzymes active with N-acetylhexosamine carbohydrates: from popular glycoside hydrolases and glycosyltransferases to less known oxidases, epimerases, kinases, sulfotransferases, and acetylases...
March 24, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346368/pathophysiological-significance-of-dermatan-sulfate-proteoglycans-revealed-by-human-genetic-disorders
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REVIEW
Shuji Mizumoto, Tomoki Kosho, Shuhei Yamada, Kazuyuki Sugahara
The indispensable roles of dermatan sulfate-proteoglycans (DS-PGs) have been demonstrated in various biological events including construction of the extracellular matrix and cell signaling through interactions with collagen and transforming growth factor-β, respectively. Defects in the core proteins of DS-PGs such as decorin and biglycan cause congenital stromal dystrophy of the cornea, spondyloepimetaphyseal dysplasia, and Meester-Loeys syndrome. Furthermore, mutations in human genes encoding the glycosyltransferases, epimerases, and sulfotransferases responsible for the biosynthesis of DS chains cause connective tissue disorders including Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and spondyloepimetaphyseal dysplasia with joint laxity characterized by skin hyperextensibility, joint hypermobility, and tissue fragility, and by severe skeletal disorders such as kyphoscoliosis, short trunk, dislocation, and joint laxity...
March 27, 2017: Pharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340300/synthesis-of-3-o-sulfated-oligosaccharides-to-understand-the-relationship-between-structures-and-functions-of-heparan-sulfate
#12
Zhangjie Wang, Po-Hung Hsieh, Yongmei Xu, David Thieker, Evangeline Juan En Chai, Shaoshuai Xie, Brian Cooley, Robert J Woods, Lianli Chi, Jian Liu
The sulfation at the 3-OH position of glucosamine is an important modification in forming structural domains for heparan sulfate to enable its biological functions. Seven 3-O-sulfotransferase isoforms in the human genome are involved in the biosynthesis of 3-O-sulfated heparan sulfate. As a rare modification present in heparan sulfate, the availability of 3-O-sulfated oligosaccharides is very limited. Here, we report the use of a chemoenzymatic synthetic approach to synthesize six 3-O-sulfated oligosaccharides, including three hexasaccharides and three octasaccharides...
April 3, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333300/comparison-of-global-gene-expression-profiles-of-microdissected-human-foetal-leydig-cells-with-their-normal-and-hyperplastic-adult-equivalents
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Grete Lottrup, Kirstine Belling, Henrik Leffers, John E Nielsen, Marlene D Dalgaard, Anders Juul, Niels E Skakkebæk, Søren Brunak, Ewa Rajpert-De Meyts
STUDY QUESTION: Do human adult Leydig cells (ALCs) within hyperplastic micronodules display characteristics of foetal LCs (FLCs)? SUMMARY ANSWER: The gene expression profiles of FLCs and all ALC subgroups were clearly different, but there were no significant differences in expressed genes between the normally clustered and hyperplastic ALCs. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: LCs are the primary androgen producing cells in males throughout development and appear in chronologically distinct populations; FLCs, neonatal LCs and ALCs...
March 17, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326469/hsv-1-interaction-to-3-o-sulfated-heparan-sulfate-in-mouse-derived-drg-explant-and-profiles-of-inflammatory-markers-during-virus-infection
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Harsh Sharthiya, Chanmoly Seng, T H Van Kuppevelt, Vaibhav Tiwari, Michele Fornaro
The molecular mechanism of herpes simplex virus (HSV) entry and the associated inflammatory response in the nervous system remain poorly understood. Using mouse-derived ex vivo dorsal root ganglia (DRG) explant model and single cell neurons (SCNs), in this study, we provided a visual evidence for the expression of heparan sulfate (HS) and 3-O-sulfated heparan sulfate (3-OS HS) followed by their interactions with HSV-1 glycoprotein B (gB) and glycoprotein D (gD) during cell entry. Upon heparanase treatment of DRG-derived SCN, a significant inhibition of HSV-1 entry was observed suggesting the involvement of HS role during viral entry...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Neurovirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326452/methyleugenol-dna-adducts-in-human-liver-are-associated-with-sult1a1-copy-number-variations-and-expression-levels
#15
Roman Tremmel, Kristin Herrmann, Wolfram Engst, Walter Meinl, Kathrin Klein, Hansruedi Glatt, Ulrich M Zanger
Methyleugenol is a rodent hepatocarcinogen occurring in many herbs and spices as well as essential oils used for flavoring. Following metabolic activation by cytochromes P450 (CYPs) and sulfotransferases (SULTs), methyleugenol can form DNA adducts. Previously, we showed that DNA adduct formation by methyleugenol in mouse liver is dependent on SULT1A1 expression and that methyleugenol DNA adducts are abundant in human liver specimens. In humans, SULT1A1 activity is affected by genetic polymorphisms, including single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and copy number variations (CNVs)...
March 22, 2017: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325283/silencing-of-carbohydrate-sulfotransferase-15-hinders-murine-pulmonary-fibrosis-development
#16
Yoshiro Kai, Koichi Tomoda, Hiroyuki Yoneyama, Masahiro Kitabatake, Atsuhiro Nakamura, Toshihiro Ito, Masanori Yoshikawa, Hiroshi Kimura
Pulmonary fibrosis is a progressive lung disorder characterized by interstitial fibrosis, for which no effective treatments are available. Chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan (CSPG) has been shown to be a mediator, but the specific component of glycosaminoglycan chains of CSPG has not been explored. We show that chondroitin sulfate E-type (CS-E) is involved in fibrogenesis. Small interfering RNA (siRNA) targeting carbohydrate sulfotransferase 15 (CHST15) was designed to inhibit CHST15 mRNA and its product, CS-E...
March 17, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320965/deficiency-of-a-sulfotransferase-for-sialic-acid-modified-glycans-mitigates-alzheimer-s-pathology
#17
Zui Zhang, Yoshiko Takeda-Uchimura, Tahmina Foyez, Shiori Ohtake-Niimi, Narentuya, Hiroyasu Akatsu, Kazuchika Nishitsuji, Makoto Michikawa, Tony Wyss-Coray, Kenji Kadomatsu, Kenji Uchimura
We previously showed that microglial keratan sulfate (KS) was induced in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. However, the functional roles of the glycan and its synthetic enzyme in neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease (AD), a progressive disorder, are unclear. In our study, KS modified with sialic acids having a molecular mass of 125-220 kDa and the carbohydrate sulfotransferase GlcNAc6ST1 were up-regulated in the brains of two transgenic mouse models (J20 and Tg2576) and the brains of patients with AD...
April 4, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286122/regioselective-production-of-sulfated-polyphenols-using-human-cytosolic-sulfotransferase-expressing-escherichia-coli-cells
#18
Takehiko Shimohira, Katsuhisa Kurogi, Takuyu Hashiguchi, Ming-Cheh Liu, Masahito Suiko, Yoichi Sakakibara
Dietary polyphenols present in fruits and vegetables have been reported to manifest beneficial health effects on humans. Polyphenol metabolites including their sulfated derivatives have been shown to be biologically active. Primarily due to the difficulty in preparing regiospecific sulfated polyphenols for detailed investigations, the exact functions of sulfated polyphenols, however, remain unclear. The current study aimed to develop a procedure for the regioselective production of sulfated polyphenols using Escherichia coli cells expressing human cytosolic sulfotransferases (SULTs)...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274888/altered-expression-of-chondroitin-sulfate-structure-modifying-sulfotransferases-in-the-articular-cartilage-from-adult-osteoarthritis-and-kashin-beck-disease
#19
J Han, D Li, C Qu, D Wang, L Wang, X Guo, M J Lammi
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the expression of enzymes involved in chondroitin sulfate (CS) sulfation in the articular cartilage isolated from adult patients with osteoarthritis (OA) and Kashin-Beck disease (KBD), using normal adults as controls. METHODS: Articular cartilage samples were collected from normal, OA and KBD adults aged 38-60 years old, and divided into three groups with six individual subjects in each group. The morphology and pathology grading of knee joint cartilage was examined by Safranin O staining...
March 6, 2017: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273663/sex-specific-transcript-diversity-in-the-fly-head-is-established-during-pupal-stages-and-adulthood-and-is-largely-independent-of-the-mating-process-and-the-germline
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Carmen Mohr, Sarah Kleiner, Marco Blanchette, George Pyrowolakis, Britta Hartmann
Alternative splicing (AS), the process which generates multiple RNA and protein isoforms from a single pre-mRNA, greatly contributes to transcript diversity and compensates for the fact that the gene number does not scale with organismal complexity. A number of genomic approaches have established that the extent of AS is much higher than previously expected, raising questions on its spatio-temporal regulation and function. In the present study, we address AS in the context of sex-specific neuronal development in the model Drosophila melanogaster...
March 9, 2017: Sexual Development: Genetics, Molecular Biology, Evolution, Endocrinology, Embryology, and Pathology of Sex Determination and Differentiation
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