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Oxygen sensing

Mohammad Golam Mostofa, Ajit Ghosh, Zhong-Guang Li, Md Nurealam Siddiqui, Masayuki Fujita, Lam-Son Phan Tran
Abiotic stresses are the most common harmful factors, adversely affecting all aspects of plants' life. Plants have to elicit appropriate responses against multifaceted effects of abiotic stresses by reprogramming various cellular processes. Signaling molecules play vital roles in sensing environmental stimuli to modulate gene expression, metabolism and physiological processes in plants to cope with the adverse effects. Methylglyoxal (MG), a dicarbonyl compound, is known to accumulate in cells as a byproduct of various metabolic pathways, including glycolysis...
March 12, 2018: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
Neeraja Purandare, Mallika Somayajulu, Maik Hüttemann, Lawrence I Grossman, Siddhesh Aras
Coiled-coil-helix-coiled-coil-helix domain-containing 10 (CHCHD10) and CHCHD2 (MNRR1) are homologous proteins with 58% sequence identity and belong to the twin CX9C family of proteins that mediate cellular stress responses. Despite the identification of several neurodegeneration-associated mutations in the CHCHD10 gene, few studies have assessed its physiological role. Here, we investigated CHCHD10's function as a regulator of oxidative phosphorylation in the mitochondria and the nucleus. We show that CHCHD10 co-purifies with cytochrome c oxidase (COX) and up-regulates COX activity by serving as a scaffolding protein required for MNRR1 phosphorylation, mediated by ARG (ABL proto-oncogene 2, non-receptor tyrosine kinase [ABL2])...
March 14, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
Tilman Kottke, Aihua Xie, Delmar S Larsen, Wouter D Hoff
The first stage in biological signaling is based on changes in the functional state of a receptor protein triggered by interaction of the receptor with its ligand(s). The light-triggered nature of photoreceptors allows studies on the mechanism of such changes in receptor proteins using a wide range of biophysical methods and with superb time resolution. Here, we critically evaluate current understanding of proton and electron transfer in photosensory proteins and their involvement both in primary photochemistry and subsequent processes that lead to the formation of the signaling state...
March 14, 2018: Annual Review of Biophysics
Vatika Gupta, Kanika Jain, Rajni Garg, Anshu Malik, Pooja Gulati, Rakesh Bhatnagar
Microbial colonization is an outcome of appropriate sensing and regulation of its gene expression. Bacillus anthracis adapts and thrives in its environment through complex regulatory mechanisms, among them, the two component systems (TCS). Many bacteria respond to the oxygen fluctuations via TCS. In the present work, a previously uncharacterized TCS, Bas1213-1214, of B. anthracis with a probable role in oxygen sensing has been characterized as a functional TCS. A substantial increase in the expression of Bas1213 was observed during the stationary growth phase, in presence of bicarbonate ions, and under oxidative stress thereby speculating the role of Bas1213 in toxin production and adaptive responses...
March 14, 2018: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
Jeffrey D Bryant, Michael C Brown, Mikhail I Dobrikov, Elena Y Dobrikova, Sarah L Gemberling, Qing Zhang, Matthias Gromeier
Death associated protein 5 (DAP5) is an atypical isoform of the translation initiation scaffolds eukaryotic initiation factors 4GI and II (eIF4GI/II), which recruit mRNAs to ribosomes in mammals. Unlike eIF4GI/II, DAP5 binds eIF2β, a subunit of the eIF2 complex that delivers methionyl-tRNA to ribosomes. We discovered that DAP5:eIF2β binding depends on specific stimuli, e.g. protein kinase C (PKC)-Raf-ERK1/2 signals, and determines DAP5's influence on global and template-specific translation. DAP5 depletion caused an unanticipated surge of hypoxia-inducible factor 1α (HIF-1α), the transcription factor and master switch of the hypoxia response...
March 12, 2018: Molecular and Cellular Biology
Teresa Ramon-Marquez, Antonio L Medina-Castillo, Naveen Nagiah, Alberto Fernandez-Gutierrez, Jorge F Fernandez-Sanchez
A multifunctional material based on co-electrospinning has been developed as a basic material for the development of biosensors with optical oxygen transduction. It is based on coaxial nanofibres: inner fibres containing an oxygen sensitive dye and outer fibres containing aldehyde groups to allow the formation of Schiff bases with the amino groups of the enzyme. The resulting material preserves the oxygen sensing properties of the inner optical transducer as well as exhibits a high capacity for immobilizing molecules on its surface...
July 26, 2018: Analytica Chimica Acta
Vincenzo Mirabello, Fernando Cortezon-Tamarit, Sofia I Pascu
Hypoxia has been identified as one of the hallmarks of tumor environments and a prognosis factor in many cancers. The development of ideal chemical probes for imaging and sensing of hypoxia remains elusive. Crucial characteristics would include a measurable response to subtle variations of pO2 in living systems and an ability to accumulate only in the areas of interest (e.g., targeting hypoxia tissues) whilst exhibiting kinetic stabilities in vitro and in vivo . A sensitive probe would comprise platforms for applications in imaging and therapy for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) relying on sensitive detection of pO2 ...
2018: Frontiers in Chemistry
Kathleen M Scott, John Williams, Cody M B Porter, Sydney Russel, Tara L Harmer, John H Paul, Kirsten M Antonen, Megan K Bridges, Gary J Camper, Christie K Campla, Leila G Casella, Eva Chase, James W Conrad, Mercedez C Cruz, Darren S Dunlap, Laura Duran, Elizabeth M Fahsbender, Dawn B Goldsmith, Ryan F Keeley, Matthew R Kondoff, Breanna I Kussy, Marannda K Lane, Stephanie Lawler, Brittany A Leigh, Courtney Lewis, Lygia M Lostal, Devon Marking, Paola A Mancera, Evan C McClenthan, Emily A McIntyre, Jessica A Mine, Swapnil Modi, Brittney D Moore, William A Morgan, Kaleigh M Nelson, Kimmy N Nguyen, Nicholas Ogburn, David G Parrino, Anangamanjari D Pedapudi, Rebecca P Pelham, Amanda M Preece, Elizabeth A Rampersad, Jason C Richardson, Christina M Rodgers, Brent L Schaffer, Nancy E Sheridan, Michael R Solone, Zachery R Staley, Maki Tabuchi, Ramond J Waide, Pauline W Wanjugi, Suzanne Young, Alicia Clum, Chris Daum, Marcel Huntemann, Natalia Ivanova, Nikos Kyrpides, Natalia Mikhailova, Krishnaveni Palaniappan, Manoj Pillay, T B K Reddy, Nicole Shapiro, Dimitrios Stamatis, Neha Varghese, Tanja Woyke, Rich Boden, Sharyn K Freyermuth, Cheryl A Kerfeld
Chemolithoautotrophic bacteria from the genera Hydrogenovibrio, Thiomicrorhabdus, and Thiomicrospira are common, sometimes dominant, isolates from sulfidic habitats including hydrothermal vents, soda and salt lakes, and marine sediments. Their genome sequences confirm their membership in a deeply branching clade of the Gammaproteobacteria. Several adaptations to heterogeneous habitats are apparent. Their genomes include large numbers of genes for sensing and responding to their environment (EAL- and GGDEF-domain proteins, and methyl-accepting chemotaxis proteins) despite their small sizes (2...
March 9, 2018: Environmental Microbiology
Ting Gong, Daniel J Torres, Marla J Berry, Matthew W Pitts
The hypothalamus is the central neural site governing food intake and energy expenditure. During the past 25 years, understanding of the hypothalamic cell types, hormones, and circuitry involved in the regulation of energy metabolism has dramatically increased. It is now well established that the adipocyte-derived hormone, leptin, acts upon two distinct groups of hypothalamic neurons that comprise opposing arms of the central melanocortin system. These two cell populations are anorexigenic neurons expressing proopiomelanocortin (POMC) and orexigenic neurons that express agouti-related peptide (AGRP)...
March 5, 2018: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
Melisa Del Barrio, Matteo Sensi, Christophe Orain, Carole Baffert, Sébastien Dementin, Vincent Fourmond, Christophe Léger
Many enzymes that produce or transform small molecules such as O2 , H2 , and CO2 embed inorganic cofactors based on transition metals. Their active site, where the chemical reaction occurs, is buried in and protected by the protein matrix, and connected to the solvent in several ways: chains of redox cofactors mediate long-range electron transfer; static or dynamic tunnels guide the substrate, product and inhibitors; amino acids and water molecules transfer protons. The catalytic mechanism of these enzymes is therefore delocalized over the protein and involves many different steps, some of which determine the response of the enzyme under conditions of stress (extreme redox conditions, presence of inhibitors, light), the catalytic rates in the two directions of the reaction and their ratio (the "catalytic bias")...
March 8, 2018: Accounts of Chemical Research
Aster E Pijning, Joyce Chiu, Reichelle X Yeo, Jason W H Wong, Philip J Hogg
Protein disulfide bonds link pairs of cysteine sulfur atoms and are either structural or functional motifs. The allosteric disulfides control the function of the protein in which they reside when cleaved or formed. Here, we identify potential allosteric disulfides in all Protein Data Bank X-ray structures from bonds that are present in some molecules of a protein crystal but absent in others, or present in some structures of a protein but absent in others. We reasoned that the labile nature of these disulfides signifies a propensity for cleavage and so possible allosteric regulation of the protein in which the bond resides...
February 2018: Royal Society Open Science
Julia Krasensky-Wrzaczek, Jaakko Kangasjärvi
The remarkable plasticity of the biochemical machinery in plants allows the integration of a multitude of stimuli, enabling acclimation to a wide range of growth conditions. The integration of information on light and temperature enables plants to sense seasons and time growth, defense, and transition to flowering according to the prevailing conditions. By now, the role of reactive oxygen species (ROS) as important signaling molecules has been established. Here we review recent data on ROS as important components in the integration of light and temperature signaling by crosstalk with the circadian clock and calcium signaling...
March 5, 2018: Journal of Experimental Botany
Hiroyuki Nakayama, Kinya Otsu
Mitochondria play a central role in multiple cellular functions, including energy production, calcium homeostasis, and cell death. Currently, growing evidence indicates the vital roles of mitochondria in triggering and maintaining inflammation. Chronic inflammation without microbial infection - termed sterile inflammation - is strongly involved in the development of heart failure. Sterile inflammation is triggered by the activation of pattern recognition receptors (PRRs) that sense endogenous ligands called damage-associated molecular patterns (DAMPs)...
March 6, 2018: Biochemical Journal
Kyle A Grice, Graham Bailey Griffin, Phoebus Sun Cao, Cesar Saucedo, Aeshah H Niyazi, Fatimah Aldakheel, George E Sterbinsky, Robert J LeSuer
The solution-phase structure and electronic relaxation dynamics of zinc bis-8-hydroxyquinoline [Zn(8HQ)2 ] in dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) were examined using a broad array of spectroscopic techniques, complimented by ab initio calculations of molecular structure. The ground-state structure was determined using Extended X-Ray Absorption Fine Structure (EXAFS) data collected on the Zn K-edge and DOSY NMR spectroscopy. The complex was found to be monomeric and octahedral, with two bidentate 8-hydroxyquinolate ligands and two DMSO molecules coordinated to the zinc through oxygen atoms...
March 6, 2018: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
Eric McGivney, Kayleigh Elizabeth Jones, Bandrea Weber, Ann Margaret Valentine, Jeanne M Vanbriesen, Kelvin B Gregory
Quorum sensing (QS) regulates important bacterial behaviors such as virulent protein production and biofilm formation. QS requires that molecular signals are exchanged between cells, extracellularly, where environmental conditions influence signal stability. In this work, we present a novel complexation between metal cations (Ag+ and Cu2+ ) and a QS autoinducer signal, N-hexanoyl-homoserine lactone (HHL). The molecular interactions were investigated using mass spectrometry, attenuated total reflectance-Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, and computational simulations...
March 6, 2018: ACS Chemical Biology
Li Liu, Chaoqun Sun, Juan Yang, Ying Shi, Yijuan Long, Huzhi Zheng
We found that fluorescein possessed high visible-light-induced oxidase mimetic activity and could transform colorless 3,3',5,5'-tetramethylbenzidine (TMB) into blue oxidized TMB (oxTMB) without unstable and destructive H2O2 under visible light illumination. Instead, fluorescein uses oxygen as a mild and green electron acceptor, and its activity can be easily controlled by the switching "on/off" of visible light. In addition, the visible-light-induced catalytic mechanism was elucidated in detail and, as the main reactive species h+ and O2*- accounted for TMB oxidation...
February 28, 2018: Chemistry: a European Journal
Qian Shi, Suryavathi Viswanadhapalli, William E Friedrichs, Chakradhar Velagapudi, Cédric Szyndralewiez, Shweta Bansal, Manzoor A Bhat, Goutam Ghosh Choudhury, Hanna E Abboud
The mechanism by which TSC2 inactivation or deficiency contributes to the pathology of tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is not fully clear. We show that renal angiomyolipomas from TSC patients and kidney cortex from Tsc2+/- mice exhibit elevated levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Downregulation of tuberin (protein encoded by TSC2 gene) in renal proximal tubular epithelial cells significantly increased ROS concomitant with enhanced Nox4. Similarly, we found elevated levels of Nox4 in the renal cortex of Tsc2+/- mice and in the renal angiomyolipomas from TSC patients...
February 28, 2018: Scientific Reports
Edgar Djaha Yoboue, Roberto Sitia, Thomas Simmen
Many cellular redox reactions housed within mitochondria, peroxisomes and the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) generate hydrogen peroxide (H2 O2 ) and other reactive oxygen species (ROS). The contribution of each organelle to the total cellular ROS production is considerable, but varies between cell types and also over time. Redox-regulatory enzymes are thought to assemble at a "redox triangle" formed by mitochondria, peroxisomes and the ER, assembling "redoxosomes" that sense ROS accumulations and redox imbalances...
February 28, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
Bo Hu, Fei Tong, Long Xu, Zhiwei Shen, Lijian Yan, Guangtao Xu, Ruilin Shen
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Renal ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury (RI/RI) is a common complication of diabetes, and it may be involved in altering intracellular calcium concentrations at its onset, which can result in inflammation, abnormal lipid metabolism, the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS), and nitroso-redox imbalance. The calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR) is a G-protein coupled receptor, however, the functional involvement of CaSR in diabetic RI/ RI remains unclear. The present study was intended to investigate the role of CaSR on RI/RI in diabetes mellitus (DM)...
February 22, 2018: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
Benoit Miotto, Claire Marchal, Guillaume Adelmant, Nadège Guinot, Ping Xie, Jarrod A Marto, Lingqiang Zhang, Pierre-Antoine Defossez
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are a byproduct of cell metabolism, and can also arise from environmental sources, such as toxins or radiation. Depending on dose and context, ROS have both beneficial and deleterious roles in mammalian development and disease, therefore it is crucial to understand how these molecules are generated, sensed, and detoxified. The question of how oxidative stress connects to the epigenome, in particular, is important yet incompletely understood. Here we show that an epigenetic regulator, the methyl-CpG-binding protein ZBTB38, limits the basal cellular production of ROS, is induced by ROS, and is required to mount a proper response to oxidative stress...
February 27, 2018: Nucleic Acids Research
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