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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454280/8-chrysoeriol-as-a-potential-bcl-2-inhibitor-triggers-apoptosis-of-sw1990-pancreatic-cancer-cells
#1
Yiwen Zhang, Zhimei Li, Qiuxia Min, Abulizi Palida, Yiyuan Zhang, Ruotian Tang, Lixia Chen, Hua Li
8-Chrysoeriol, a bioactive flavanoid, was firstly identified to bind directly to BCL-2 as BH3 mimetics by structure-based virtual ligand screening. And 3D docking model revealed the molecular basis of 8-Chrysoeriol targeting to BCL-2. The interaction between 8-Chrysoeriol and BCL-2 was further confirmed using Microscale Thermophoresis (MST) technique. Meanwhile, high expression level of antiapoptotic protein BCL-2 was detected in SW1990 pancreatic cancer cells and 8-Chrysoeriol showed obvious proapoptosis effect against SW1990 in vitro...
February 2, 2018: Bioorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454191/show-me-the-way-rust-effector-targets-in-heterologous-plant-systems
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REVIEW
Cécile Lorrain, Benjamin Petre, Sébastien Duplessis
For years, the study of rust fungal effectors has been impeded by the lack of molecular genetic tools in rust pathosystems. The recent use of heterologous plants to perform effector screens (effectoromics)-including effector localisation (cellular targets) and protein interactors (molecular targets) in plant cells-has changed the game. These screens revealed that many candidate effectors from various rust fungi target specific plant cell compartments, including chloroplasts, and associate with specific plant protein complexes...
February 14, 2018: Current Opinion in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454068/o-glcnacylation-of-rack1-promotes-hepatocellular-carcinogenesis
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Fangfang Duan, Hao Wu, Dongwei Jia, Weicheng Wu, Shifang Ren, Lan Wang, Shushu Song, Xinying Guo, Fenglin Liu, Yuanyuan Ruan, Jianxin Gu
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Aberrant oncogenic mRNA translation and protein O-linked β-N-acetylglucosaminylation (O-GlcNAcylation) are general features during tumorigenesis. Nevertheless, whether and how these two pathways are interlinked remain unknown. Our previous study indicated that ribosomal RACK1 promoted the chemoresistance and growth in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The aim of this study is to examine the role of RACK1 O-GlcNAcylation in oncogene translation and HCC carcinogenesis...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454025/early-alteration-of-distribution-and-activity-of-hippocampal-type-1-cannabinoid-receptor-in-alzheimer-s-disease-like-mice-overexpressing-the-human-mutant-amyloid-precursor-protein
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Mauro Maccarrone, Antonio Totaro, Alessandro Leuti, Giacomo Giacovazzo, Lucia Scipioni, Dalila Mango, Roberto Coccurello, Robert Nisticò, Sergio Oddi
Besides its involvement in Alzheimer's disease (AD) as precursor of the neurotoxic amyloid peptides, the pathophysiological impact of brain accumulation of amyloid precursor protein (APP) is not yet well understood. Recent studies reported that APP interacts with other membrane proteins, including G protein coupled receptors, affecting their biological functions. Here, we focused on the study of the potential impact of human mutant APP on expression, distribution and activity of type-1 cannabinoid (CB 1 ) receptor in the hippocampus of Tg2576 mice, an AD-like mice model...
February 14, 2018: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454023/interaction-between-hypothermia-and-delayed-mesenchymal-stem-cell-therapy-in-neonatal-hypoxic-ischemic-brain-injury
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Josephine Herz, Christian Köster, Barbara S Reinboth, Mark Dzietko, Wiebke Hansen, Hemmen Sabir, Cindy van Velthoven, Ivo Bendix, Ursula Felderhoff-Müser
Acute hypothermia treatment (HT) is the only clinically established intervention following neonatal hypoxic-ischemic brain injury. However, almost half of all cooled infants still die or suffer from long-lasting neurological impairments. Regenerative therapies, such as mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) appear promising as adjuvant therapy. In the present study, we hypothesized that HT combined with delayed MSC therapy results in augmented protection, improving long-term neurological outcome. Postnatal day 9 (P9) C57BL/6 mice were exposed to hypoxia-ischemia followed by 4 hours HT...
February 14, 2018: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453998/ctl14-a-recognition-receptor-induced-in-late-stage-larvae-modulates-anti-fungal-immunity-in-cotton-bollworm-helicoverpa-armigera
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Yang Cheng, Zhe Lin, Ju-Mei Wang, Long-Sheng Xing, Guang-Hua Xiong, Zhen Zou
C-type lectin (CTL) is usually considered as pattern recognition receptors in insect innate immunity. Here we found that CTL14 of Helicoverpa armigera was only activated in the fifth instar larvae not in the second instar by entomopathogen Beauveria bassiana infection. Recombinant CTL14 protein was found to form aggregates with zymosan and B. bassiana in vitro. Immunoprecipitation studies demonstrated that CTL14 interacted with serine proteinases (SP), serine proteinase inhibitor (serpin), prophenoloxidases (PPO) and vitellogenin (Vg) in the larval hemolymph...
February 14, 2018: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453993/the-tegumental-allergen-like-proteins-of-schistosoma-mansoni-a-biochemical-study-of-smtal4-tal13
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Jack Carson, Charlotte M Thomas, Aaron McGinty, Gustavo Takata, David J Timson
Schistosoma mansoni, like other trematodes, expresses a number of unusual calcium binding proteins which consist of an EF-hand domain joined to a dynein light chain-like (DLC-like) domain by a flexible linker. These proteins have been implicated in host immune responses and drug binding. Three members of this protein family from S. mansoni (SmTAL1, SmTAL2 and SmTAL3) have been well characterised biochemically. Here we characterise the remaining family members from this species (SmTAL4-13). All of these proteins form homodimers and all except SmTAL5 bind to calcium and manganese ions...
February 14, 2018: Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453983/aldolase-a-overexpression-is-associated-with-poor-prognosis-and-promotes-tumor-progression-by-the-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-colon-cancer
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Feng Ye, Yixing Chen, Lu Xia, Jiabian Lian, Shuyu Yang
There is increasing evidence that glycolysis is involved in cancer progression. Aldolase is a glycolytic enzyme that catalyzes the reversible conversion of fructose-1,6-bisphosphate to glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate and dihydroxyacetone phosphate. Disruption of the aldolase genes also plays a role in the progression of multiple types of cancer. However, the underlying mechanism of the action of aldolases in colon cancer progression remains elusive. In this study, aldolase A expression was investigated and found to be upregulated along with human colon cancer progression and metastasis at both the mRNA and protein levels in human colon cancer tissues...
February 14, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453955/cross-reactivity-of-anti-hmgb1-antibodies-for-hmgb2
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Jessica E Davies, Bonita H R Apta, Matthew T Harper
HMGB1 and HMGB2 are DNA-interacting proteins but can also have extracellular actions during inflammation. Despite their relatively high homology, they may have distinct roles, making it essential to be able to differentiate between the two. Here we examine the specificity of five commercially-available anti-HMGB1 antibodies. By Western blotting of recombinant proteins and HMGB1-/- mouse embryonic fibroblasts, we identified only one HMGB1 antibody that, under our experimental conditions, did not also detect HMGB2...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Immunological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453948/noncritical-signaling-role-of-a-kinase-receptor-interaction-surface-in-the-escherichia-coli-chemosensory-core-complex
#10
Germán E Piñas, Michael D DeSantis, John S Parkinson
In E. coli chemosensory arrays, transmembrane receptors, a histidine autokinase CheA, and a scaffolding protein CheW interact to form an extended hexagonal lattice of signaling complexes. One interaction, previously assigned a crucial signaling role, occurs between chemoreceptors and the CheW-binding P5 domain of CheA. Structural studies showed a receptor helix fitting into a hydrophobic cleft at the boundary between P5 subdomains. Our work aimed to elucidate the in vivo roles of the receptor-P5 interface, employing as a model the interaction between E...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453934/distinct-domains-of-the-avrpm3-a2-f2-avirulence-protein-from-wheat-powdery-mildew-are-involved-in-immune-receptor-recognition-and-putative-effector-function
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Kaitlin Elyse McNally, Fabrizio Menardo, Linda Lüthi, Coraline Rosalie Praz, Marion Claudia Müller, Lukas Kunz, Roi Ben-David, Kottakota Chandrasekhar, Amos Dinoor, Christina Cowger, Emily Meyers, Mingfeng Xue, Fangsong Zeng, Shuangjun Gong, Dazhao Yu, Salim Bourras, Beat Keller
Recognition of the AVRPM3 A2/F2 avirulence protein from powdery mildew by the wheat PM3A/F immune receptor induces a hypersensitive response after co-expression in Nicotiana benthamiana. The molecular determinants of this interaction and how they shape natural AvrPm3 a2/f2 allelic diversity are unknown. We sequenced the AvrPm3 a2/f2 gene in a worldwide collection of 272 mildew isolates. Using the natural polymorphisms of AvrPm3 a2/f2 as well as sequence information from related gene family members, we tested 85 single-residue-altered AVRPM3 A2/F2 variants with PM3A, PM3F and PM3F L 456P/Y458H (modified for improved signaling) in Nicotiana benthamiana for effects on recognition...
February 17, 2018: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453901/shedding-light-on-aberrant-interactions-a-review-of-modern-tools-for-studying-protein-aggregates
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REVIEW
Franziska Kundel, Laura Tosatto, Daniel R Whiten, David C Wirthensohn, Mathew H Horrocks, David Klenerman
The link between protein aggregation and neurodegenerative disease is well established. However, given the heterogeneity of species formed during the aggregation process, it is difficult to delineate details of the molecular events involved in generating pathological aggregates from those producing soluble monomers. As aberrant aggregates are possible pharmacological targets for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, the need to observe and characterise soluble oligomers has pushed traditional biophysical techniques to their limits, leading to the development of a plethora of new tools capable of detecting soluble oligomers with high precision and specificity...
February 17, 2018: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453852/a-sulfonozanamivir-analogue-has-potent-anti-influenza-virus-activity
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Ádám Hadházi, Linghui Li, Benjamin Bailly, Andrea Maggioni, Gael Martin, Larissa Dirr, Jeffrey Dyason, Robin Thomson, George Gao, Anikó Borbás, Thomas Ve, Mauro Pascolutti, Mark von Itzstein
Influenza virus infection continues to cause significant, often severe, respiratory illness worldwide. A validated target for development of anti-influenza agents is the viral surface protein sialidase. In the current study, we have discovered a highly potent inhibitor of influenza virus sialidase, based on a novel sialosyl sulfonate template. The synthesised 3-guanidino sialosyl α-sulfonate, a sulfonozanamivir analogue, inhibits virus replication in vitro at a nanomolar level, comparable to that of anti-influenza drug zanamivir...
February 17, 2018: ChemMedChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453740/arrestins-structural-disorder-creates-rich-functionality
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REVIEW
Vsevolod V Gurevich, Eugenia V Gurevich, Vladimir N Uversky
Arrestins are soluble relatively small 44-46 kDa proteins that specifically bind hundreds of active phosphorylated GPCRs and dozens of non-receptor partners. There are binding partners that demonstrate preference for each of the known arrestin conformations: free, receptor-bound, and microtubule-bound. Recent evidence suggests that conformational flexibility in every functional state is the defining characteristic of arrestins. Flexibility, or plasticity, of proteins is often described as structural disorder, in contrast to the fixed conformational order observed in high-resolution crystal structures...
February 16, 2018: Protein & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453714/backbone-1-h-13-c-and-15-n-assignments-of-the-extracellular-region-of-human-fc%C3%AE-receptor-iiib
#15
Rina Yogo, Saeko Yanaka, Koichi Kato
Fcγ receptor (FcγR) promotes various immune responses through interactions with the Fc portion of immunoglobulin G (IgG). FcγRIIIb is a glycosylphosphatidylinositol-linked protein expressed on neutrophils and triggers degranulation and opsonic phagocytosis. The extracellular region of FcγR is composed of two Ig-fold domains and can be cleaved as a soluble form (sFcγRIIIb), which is also reactive with complement receptor type 3. Although structure and Fc interaction of sFcγRIIIb have been characterized by X-ray crystallography, little has been known about its structure in solution...
February 16, 2018: Biomolecular NMR Assignments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453635/monitoring-of-erlotinib-in-pancreatic-cancer-patients-during-long-time-administration-and-comparison-to-a-physiologically-based-pharmacokinetic-model
#16
Andrea Gruber, Martin Czejka, Philipp Buchner, Marie Kitzmueller, Nairi Kirchbaumer Baroian, Christian Dittrich, Azra Sahmanovic Hrgovcic
PURPOSE: In this study, a therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) of erlotinib in pancreatic cancer patients was performed over 50 weeks to reveal possible alterations in erlotinib plasma concentrations. Additionally, a physiologically based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) model was created to assess such variations in silico. METHODS: Patients with advanced pancreatic cancer received a chemotherapeutic combination of 100 mg erlotinib q.d., 500-900 mg capecitabine b.d. and 5 mg/kg bevacizumab q...
February 16, 2018: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453633/comparative-analysis-of-the-mitochondrial-genome-of-the-fungus-colletotrichum-lindemuthianum-the-causal-agent-of-anthracnose-in-common-beans
#17
Casley Borges de Queiroz, Mateus Ferreira Santana, Pedro M Pereira Vidigal, Marisa Vieira de Queiroz
Fungi of the genus Colletotrichum are economically important and are used as models in plant-pathogen interaction studies. In this study, the complete mitochondrial genomes of two Colletotrichum lindemuthianum isolates were sequenced and compared with the mitochondrial genomes of seven species of Colletotrichum. The mitochondrial genome of C. lindemuthianum is a typical circular molecule 37,446 bp (isolate 89 A 2 2-3) and 37,440 bp (isolate 83.501) in length. The difference of six nucleotides between the two genomes is the result of a deletion in the ribosomal protein S3 (rps3) gene in the 83...
February 16, 2018: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453575/regulation-of-blood-testis-barrier-btb-dynamics-role-of-actin-and-microtubule-based-cytoskeletons
#18
Qing Wen, Elizabeth I Tang, Nan Li, Dolores D Mruk, Will M Lee, Bruno Silvestrini, C Yan Cheng
The blood-testis barrier (BTB) is an important ultrastructure in the testis that supports meiosis and postmeiotic spermatid development since a delay in the establishment of a functional Sertoli cell barrier during postnatal development in rats or mice by 17-20 day postpartum (dpp) would lead to a delay of the first wave of meiosis. Furthermore, irreversible disruption of the BTB by toxicants also induces infertility in rodents. Herein, we summarize recent findings that BTB dynamics (i.e., disassembly, reassembly, and stabilization) are supported by the concerted efforts of the actin- and microtubule (MT)-based cytoskeletons...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453566/profiling-signaling-proteins-in-sertoli-cells-by-co-immunoprecipitation
#19
Maria João Freitas, Margarida Fardilha
Sertoli cells are crucial for germ cell support, create a suitable environment for spermatogenesis, and integrate information from the nervous system and germ cell line. To fully understand the role of Sertoli cells, it is necessary to characterize the protein-protein interactions. Identifying the interactome of a given protein may provide leads about the role and molecular mechanism of such protein in Sertoli cells. One of the techniques to characterize protein interactomes consists of co-immunoprecipitation followed by mass spectrometry or Western blot...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453565/sertoli-cell-preparation-for-co-immunoprecipitation
#20
Maria João Freitas, Margarida Fardilha
Most techniques to study protein-protein interactions, gene expression or signal transduction, among others, in Sertoli cells, depend on obtaining a protein extract of such cells. This is accomplished by lysing the Sertoli cells and solubilizing the intracellular proteins. Depending on the purpose of your study, the technique used to lyse and consequently obtain protein extracts from Sertoli cells must be considered. In this chapter, we will focus on how to obtain a protein Sertoli cell extract suitable for co-immunoprecipitation technique...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
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