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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633902/calcium-sensing-receptor-initiating-cystathionine-gamma-lyase-hydrogen-sulfide-pathway-to-inhibit-platelet-activation-in-hyperhomocysteinemia-rat
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Yuwen Wang, Ziqing Zhao, Sa Shi, Fei Gao, Jichao Wu, Shiyun Dong, Weihua Zhang, Yanhong Liu, Xin Zhong
Hyperhomocysteinemia (HHcy, high homocysteine) induces the injury of endothelial cells (ECs). Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) protects ECs and inhibits the activation of platelets. Calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR) regulates the production of endogenous H2S. However, whether CaSR inhibits the injury of ECs and the activation of platelets by regulating the endogenous cystathionine-gamma-lyase (CSE, a major enzyme that produces H2S)/H2S pathway in hyperhomocysteinemia has not been previously investigated. Here, we tested the ultrastructure alterations of ECs and platelets, the changes in the concentration of serum homocysteine and the parameters of blood of hyperhomocysteinemia rats were measured...
June 19, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627036/validation-of-masks-for-determination-of-v%C3%AC-o2-max-in-horses-exercising-at-high-intensity
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R H Sides, R Kirkpatrick, E Renner, K Gough, L M Katz, D L Evans, W M Bayly
BACKGROUND: The need for a horse to be ridden while wearing a measurement device that allows unrestricted ventilation and gas exchange has hampered accurate measurement of its maximal oxygen consumption (V̇O2 max) under field conditions. OBJECTIVES: Design and validate a facemask with the potential to accurately measure V̇O2 max in the field. STUDY DESIGN: Experiment with 6 x 6 Latin square design. METHODS: Two variations of a mask and associated electronic control module (ECM) were designed to enable breath-by-breath measurement of airflows through two 7...
June 19, 2017: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622522/the-egln-hif-o2-sensing-system-multiple-inputs-and-feedbacks
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Mircea Ivan, William G Kaelin
The EGLN (also called PHD) prolyl hydroxylase enzymes and their canonical targets, the HIFα subunits, represent the core of an ancient oxygen-monitoring machinery used by metazoans. In this review, we highlight recent progress in understanding the overlapping versus specific roles of EGLN enzymes and HIF isoforms and discuss how feedback loops based on recently identified noncoding RNAs introduce additional layers of complexity to the hypoxic response. Based on novel interactions identified upstream and downstream of EGLNs, an integrated network connecting oxygen-sensing functions to metabolic and signaling pathways is gradually emerging with broad therapeutic implications...
June 15, 2017: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620066/mitochondrial-complex-iv-subunit-4-isoform-2-is-essential-for-acute-pulmonary-oxygen-sensing
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Natascha Sommer, Maik Huttemann, Oleg Pak, Susan Scheibe, Fenja Knöpp, Christopher Sinkler, Monika Malczyk, Mareike Gierhardt, Azadeh Esfandiary, Simone Kraut, Felix T Jonas, Christine Veith, Siddhesh Aras, Akylbek Sydykov, Nasim Alebrahimdehkordi, Klaudia Giehl, Matthias Hecker, Ralf P Brandes, Werner Seeger, Friedrich Grimminger, Hossein A Ghofrani, Ralph T Schermuly, Lawrence I Grossman, Norbert Weissmann
Rationale: Acute pulmonary oxygen sensing is essential to avoid life-threatening hypoxemia via hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction (HPV) which matches perfusion to ventilation. Hypoxia-induced mitochondrial superoxide release has been suggested as critical step in the signaling pathway underlying HPV. However, the identity of the primary oxygen sensor and mechanism of superoxide release in acute hypoxia, as well as its relevance for chronic pulmonary oxygen sensing remains unresolved. Objective: To investigate the role of the pulmonary specific isoform 2 of subunit 4 of mitochondrial complex IV (Cox4i2) and the subsequent mediators superoxide and hydrogen peroxide for pulmonary oxygen sensing and signaling...
June 15, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613034/torc1-mediated-sensing-of-chaperone-activity-alters-glucose-metabolism-and-extends-lifespan
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Matea Perić, Anita Lovrić, Ana Šarić, Marina Musa, Peter Bou Dib, Marina Rudan, Andrea Nikolić, Sandra Sobočanec, Ana-Matea Mikecin, Sven Dennerlein, Ira Milošević, Kristian Vlahoviček, Nuno Raimundo, Anita Kriško
Protein quality control mechanisms, required for normal cellular functioning, encompass multiple functions related to protein production and maintenance. However, the existence of communication between proteostasis and metabolic networks and its underlying mechanisms remain elusive. Here, we report that enhanced chaperone activity and consequent improved proteostasis are sensed by TORC1 via the activity of Hsp82. Chaperone enrichment decreases the level of Hsp82, which deactivates TORC1 and leads to activation of Snf1/AMPK, regardless of glucose availability...
June 14, 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612602/oxygen-dependent-globin-coupled-sensor-signaling-modulates-motility-and-virulence-of-the-plant-pathogen-pectobacterium-carotovorum
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Justin L Burns, Parth B Jariwala, Shannon Rivera, Benjamin M Fontaine, Laura Briggs, Emily E Weinert
Bacterial pathogens utilize numerous signals to identify the presence of their host and coordinate changes in gene expression that allow for infection. Within plant pathogens, these signals typically include small molecules and/or proteins from their plant hosts and bacterial quorum sensing molecules to ensure sufficient bacterial cell density for successful infection. In addition, bacteria use environmental signals to identify conditions when the host defenses are weakened and potentially to signal entry into an appropriate host/niche for infection...
June 14, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611461/jnk-activation-turns-on-lps-and-gram-negative-bacteria-induced-nadph-oxidase-dependent-suicidal-netosis
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Meraj A Khan, Armin Farahvash, David N Douda, Johann-Christoph Licht, Hartmut Grasemann, Neil Sweezey, Nades Palaniyar
Neutrophils cast neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) to ensnare microbial pathogens. Nevertheless, the molecular rheostats that regulate NETosis in response to bacteria are not clearly established. We hypothesized that stress-activated protein kinase or c-Jun N-terminal Kinase (SAPK/JNK) is a molecular switch that turns on NETosis in response to increasing concentrations of lipopolysaccharide (LPS)- and Gram-negative bacteria. Here we show that Escherichia coli LPS (0111:B4; 10-25 μg/ml), but not phorbol myristate acetate (PMA), activates JNK in human neutrophils in a dose-dependent manner...
June 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607159/mechanisms-of-pyocyanin-toxicity-and-genetic-determinants-of-resistance-in-staphylococcus-aureus
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Michael J Noto, William J Burns, William N Beavers, Eric P Skaar
Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus are commonly isolated from polymicrobial infections, such as wound infections and chronic respiratory infections of persons with cystic fibrosis. Despite their co-isolation, P. aeruginosa produces substances toxic to S. aureus, including pyocyanin, a blue pigmented molecule that functions in P. aeruginosa virulence. Pyocyanin inhibits S. aureus respiration, forcing it to derive energy from fermentation and adopt a small colony variant (SCV) phenotype. The mechanisms by which S...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606929/targeting-oxygen-sensing-prolyl-hydroxylase-phd-for-metformin-associated-lactic-acidosis-treatment
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Tomoko Oyaizu-Toramaru, Tomohiro Suhara, Noriyo Hayakawa, Takashi Nakamura, Akiko Kubo, Shizuka Minamishima, Kyoji Yamaguchi, Takako Hishiki, Hiroshi Morisaki, Makoto Suematsu, Yoji Andrew Minamishima
Metformin is one of the most widely used therapeutics for type 2 diabetes mellitus and also has anti-cancer and anti-aging properties. However, it is known to induce metformin-associated lactic acidosis (MALA), a severe medical condition with poor prognosis, especially in individuals with renal dysfunction. Inhibition of prolyl hydroxylase (PHD) is known to activate transcription factor HIF (hypoxia-inducible factor) that increases lactate efflux as a result of enhanced glycolysis, but it also enhances gluconeogenesis from lactate in the liver that contributes to reducing circulating lactate levels...
June 12, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605194/discovery-of-two-bacterial-nitric-oxide-responsive-proteins-and-their-roles-in-bacterial-biofilm-regulation
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Sajjad Hossain, Lisa-Marie Nisbett, Elizabeth M Boon
Bacterial biofilms form when bacteria adhere to a surface and produce an exopolysaccharide matrix ( Costerton Science 1999 , 284 , 1318 ; Davies Science 1998 , 280 , 295 ; Flemming Nat. Rev. Microbiol. 2010 , 8 , 623 ). Because biofilms are resistant to antibiotics, they are problematic in many aspects of human health and welfare, causing, for instance, persistent fouling of medical implants such as catheters and artificial joints ( Brunetto Chimia 2008 , 62 , 249 ). They are responsible for chronic infections in the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients and in open wounds, such as those associated with burns and diabetes...
June 12, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604676/cholesterol-and-fatty-acids-regulate-cysteine-ubiquitylation-of-acat2-through-competitive-oxidation
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Yong-Jian Wang, Yan Bian, Jie Luo, Ming Lu, Ying Xiong, Shu-Yuan Guo, Hui-Yong Yin, Xu Lin, Qin Li, Catherine C Y Chang, Ta-Yuan Chang, Bo-Liang Li, Bao-Liang Song
Ubiquitin linkage to cysteine is an unconventional modification targeting protein for degradation. However, the physiological regulation of cysteine ubiquitylation is still mysterious. Here we found that ACAT2, a cellular enzyme converting cholesterol and fatty acid to cholesteryl esters, was ubiquitylated on Cys277 for degradation when the lipid level was low. gp78-Insigs catalysed Lys48-linked polyubiquitylation on this Cys277. A high concentration of cholesterol and fatty acid, however, induced cellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) that oxidized Cys277, resulting in ACAT2 stabilization and subsequently elevated cholesteryl esters...
June 12, 2017: Nature Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603384/rapid-measurement-of-room-temperature-ionic-liquid-electrochemical-gas-sensor-using-transient-double-potential-amperometry
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Hao Wan, Heyu Yin, Andrew J Mason
Intense study on gas sensors has been conducted to implement fast gas sensing with high sensitivity, reliability and long lifetime. This paper presents a rapid amperometric method for gas sensing based on a room temperature ionic liquid electrochemical gas sensor. To implement a miniaturized sensor with a fast response time, a three electrode system with gold interdigitated electrodes was fabricated by photolithography on a porous polytetrafluoroethylene substrate that greatly enhances gas diffusion. Furthermore, based on the reversible reaction of oxygen, a new transient double potential amperometry (DPA) was explored for electrochemical analysis to decrease the measurement time and reverse reaction by-products that could cause current drift...
April 2017: Sensors and Actuators. B, Chemical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602293/impact-of-addition-sheet-like-cobalt-in-ionic-liquids-mixture-to-detect-oxygen
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Ying Liu, Jingyuan Liu, Hao Qin, Qi Liu, Zhanshuang Li, Rongrong Chen, Rumin Li, Hongquan Zhang, Jun Wang
The incorporation of 1-alkyl-3-methylimidazolium hexafluorophosphate (AMIMPF6) and 1-vinlyimidazole (VIM) firstly served as electrolyte for oxygen sensor, which remarkably promoted response current. Moreover, the sheet-like structure of cobalt was deposited onto the surface of C@TiC nanowire (Co/C), which endowed the imidazole-based ionic liquid electrolyte with plentiful active sites and fast electron transfer rate for oxygen reduction reaction. There was little literature about the integration of AMIMPF6, VIM and Co/C as the electrolyte for oxygen sensor...
September 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591639/mitochondrial-dynamics-mediated-by-mitofusin-1-is-required-for-pomc-neuron-glucose-sensing-and-insulin-release-control
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Sara Ramírez, Alicia G Gómez-Valadés, Marc Schneeberger, Luis Varela, Roberta Haddad-Tóvolli, Jordi Altirriba, Eduard Noguera, Anne Drougard, Álvaro Flores-Martínez, Mónica Imbernón, Iñigo Chivite, Macarena Pozo, Andrés Vidal-Itriago, Ainhoa Garcia, Sara Cervantes, Rosa Gasa, Ruben Nogueiras, Pau Gama-Pérez, Pablo M Garcia-Roves, David A Cano, Claude Knauf, Joan-Marc Servitja, Tamas L Horvath, Ramon Gomis, Antonio Zorzano, Marc Claret
Proopiomelanocortin (POMC) neurons are critical sensors of nutrient availability implicated in energy balance and glucose metabolism control. However, the precise mechanisms underlying nutrient sensing in POMC neurons remain incompletely understood. We show that mitochondrial dynamics mediated by Mitofusin 1 (MFN1) in POMC neurons couple nutrient sensing with systemic glucose metabolism. Mice lacking MFN1 in POMC neurons exhibited defective mitochondrial architecture remodeling and attenuated hypothalamic gene expression programs during the fast-to-fed transition...
June 6, 2017: Cell Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585195/eat-and-death-chronic-over-eating
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Atilla Engin
Obesity-related co-morbidities decrease life quality, reduce working ability and lead to early death. The total amount of dietary fat consumption may be the most potent food-related risk factor for weight gain. In this respect, dietary intake of high-caloric, high-fat diets due to chronic over-eating and sedentary lifestyle lead to increased storage of triglycerides not only in adipose tissue but also ectopically in other tissues . Increased plasma concentrations of non-esterified free fatty acids and lipid-overloaded hypertrophic adipocytes may cause insulin resistance in an inflammation-independent manner...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582755/ultra-sensitive-and-selective-nh3-room-temperature-gas-sensing-induced-by-manganese-doped-titanium-dioxide-nanoparticles
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Zamaswazi P Tshabalala, Katekani Shingange, Franscious R Cummings, Odireleng M Ntwaeaborwa, Gugu H Mhlongo, David E Motaung
The study of the fabrication of ultra-high sensitive and selective room temperature ammonia (NH3) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2) gas sensors remains an important scientific challenge in the gas sensing field. This is motivated by their harmful impact on the human health and environment. Therefore, herein, we report for the first time on the gas sensing properties of TiO2 nanoparticles doped with various concentrations of manganese (Mn) (1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5 and 3.0mol.% presented as S1, S2, S3, S4 and S5, respectively), synthesized using hydrothermal method...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575106/signal-transduction-pathway-mediated-by-the-novel-regulator-loia-for-low-oxygen-tension-induced-salmonella-typhimurium-invasion
#17
Lingyan Jiang, Lu Feng, Bin Yang, Wenwen Zhang, Peisheng Wang, Xiaohan Jiang, Lei Wang
Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium (S. Typhimurium) is a major intestinal pathogen of both humans and animals. Salmonella pathogenicity island 1 (SPI-1)-encoded virulence genes are required for S. Typhimurium invasion. While oxygen (O2) limitation is an important signal for SPI-1 induction under host conditions, how the signal is received and integrated to the central SPI-1 regulatory system in S. Typhimurium is not clear. Here, we report a signal transduction pathway that activates SPI-1 expression in response to low O2...
June 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573283/the-effect-of-global-transcriptional-regulators-on-the-anaerobic-fermentative-metabolism-of-escherichia-coli
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Manika Kargeti, K V Venkatesh
Global transcription factors are known to regulate the anaerobic growth of Escherichia coli on glucose. These transcription factors help the organism to sense oxygen and accordingly regulate the synthesis of mixed acid producing enzymes. Five global transcription factors, namely ArcA, Fnr, IhfA-B, Crp and Fis, are known to play an important role in the growth phenotype of the organism in the transition from anaerobic to aerobic conditions. The effect of deletion of most of these global transcription factors on the growth phenotype has not been characterized under strict anaerobic fermentation conditions...
June 2, 2017: Molecular BioSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558483/hydrogen-sulfide-and-polysulfide-signaling
#19
Hideo Kimura
Hydrogen sulfide (H<sub>2</sub>S) has been demonstrated to have physiological roles such as neuromodulation, vascular tone regulation, cytoprotection, oxygen sensing, inflammatory regulation, and cell growth. Recently, hydrogen polysulfides (H<sub>2</sub>S<sub>n</sub>) have been found to be produced by 3-mercaptopyruvate sulfurtransferase (3MST) and to regulate the activity of ion channels, tumor suppressers, and protein kinases. Furthermore, some of the effects previously reported to be mediated by H<sub>2</sub>S are now ascribed to H<sub>2</sub>S<sub>n</sub>...
May 30, 2017: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551112/resting-state-hypothalamic-response-to-glucose-predicts-glucose-induced-attenuation-in-the-ventral-striatal-response-to-food-cues
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Shan Luo, A James Melrose, Hilary Dorton, Jasmin Alves, John R Monterosso, Kathleen A Page
Feeding behavior is regulated by a complex interaction of central nervous system responses to metabolic signals that reflect nutrient availability and to food cues that trigger appetitive responses. Prior work has shown that the hypothalamus is a key brain area that senses and responds to changes in metabolic signals, and exposure to food cues induces the activation of brain areas involved in reward processing. However, it is not known how the hypothalamic responses to changes in metabolic state are related to reward responses to food cues...
May 25, 2017: Appetite
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