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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437736/murine-diet-induced-obesity-remodels-cardiac-and-liver-mitochondrial-phospholipid-acyl-chains-with-differential-effects-on-respiratory-enzyme-activity
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E Madison Sullivan, Amy Fix, Miranda J Crouch, Genevieve C Sparagna, Tonya N Zeczycki, David A Brown, Saame Raza Shaikh
Cardiac phospholipids, notably cardiolipin, undergo acyl chain remodeling and/or loss of content in aging and cardiovascular diseases, which is postulated to mechanistically impair mitochondrial function. Less is known about how diet-induced obesity influences cardiac phospholipid acyl chain composition and thus mitochondrial responses. Here we first tested if a high fat diet remodeled murine cardiac mitochondrial phospholipid acyl chain composition and consequently disrupted membrane packing, supercomplex formation and respiratory enzyme activity...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436079/-l-2-c2-p2-dicarbondiphosphide-stabilized-by-n-heterocyclic-carbenes-or-cyclic-diamido-carbenes
#2
Zhongshu Li, Xiaodan Chen, Diego M Andrada, Gernot Frenking, Zoltán Benkö, Yaqi Li, Jeffrey R Harmer, Cheng-Yong Su, Hansjörg Grützmacher
Carbon phosphides, Cn Pm , may have highly promising electronic, optical, and mechanical properties, but they are experimentally almost unexplored materials. Phosphaheteroallenes stabilized by N-heterocyclic carbenes undergo a one-electron reduction to yield compounds of the type (L)2 C2 P2 with diverse structures. The use of imidazolylidenes as ligands L give complexes with a central four-membered ring C2 P2 , while more electrophilic cyclic diamidocarbenes (DAC) give a compound with an acyclic π-conjugated CP-PC unit...
April 24, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425948/characterization-of-n-acyl-homoserine-lactones-in-vibrio-tasmaniensis-lgp32-by-a-biosensor-based-uhplc-hrms-ms-method
#3
Léa Girard, Élodie Blanchet, Laurent Intertaglia, Julia Baudart, Didier Stien, Marcelino Suzuki, Philippe Lebaron, Raphaël Lami
Since the discovery of quorum sensing (QS) in the 1970s, many studies have demonstrated that Vibrio species coordinate activities such as biofilm formation, virulence, pathogenesis, and bioluminescence, through a large group of molecules called N-acyl homoserine lactones (AHLs). However, despite the extensive knowledge on the involved molecules and the biological processes controlled by QS in a few selected Vibrio strains, less is known about the overall diversity of AHLs produced by a broader range of environmental strains...
April 20, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425713/synthesis-of-diverse-n-acryloyl-azetidines-and-evaluation-of-their-enhanced-thiol-reactivities
#4
Maximilian D Palkowitz, Bo Tan, Haitao Hu, Kenneth Roth, Renato A Bauer
Acyl azetidines exhibit nonplanar hybridization, leading to lower amide-like character of the corresponding (O)C-N bonds. This impacts N-acryloyl azetidines by producing enhanced electrophilicy at appended Michael acceptors. Herein, reactivity data are reported in the presence of glutathione (GSH) in phosphate buffer (pH 7.4) at 37 °C. Wide reactivity ranges are observed by varying substitution at the Michael acceptor or by modulating the electron-withdrawing character of substituents at the C3 position of the azetidine...
April 20, 2017: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424524/hqia-a-novel-quorum-quenching-enzyme-which-expands-the-ahl-lactonase-family
#5
Marta Torres, Stéphane Uroz, Rafael Salto, Laure Fauchery, Emilia Quesada, Inmaculada Llamas
The screening of a metagenomic library of 250,000 clones generated from a hypersaline soil (Spain) allowed us to identify a single positive clone which confers the ability to degrade N-acyl homoserine lactones (AHLs). The sequencing of the fosmid revealed a 42,318 bp environmental insert characterized by 46 ORFs. The subcloning of these ORFs demonstrated that a single gene (hqiA) allowed AHL degradation. Enzymatic analysis using purified HqiA and HPLC/MS revealed that this protein has lactonase activity on a broad range of AHLs...
April 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420230/an-unambiguous-nomenclature-for-the-acyl-quinic-acids-commonly-known-as-chlorogenic-acids
#6
László Abrankó, Michael N Clifford
The history of the acyl-quinic acids is briefly reviewed, the merits and limitations of the various nomenclature systems applicable critically compared, and their limitations highlighted, in particular their inability to provide an unambiguous description of all quinic acid enantiomers and diastereo-isomers and associated acyl-quinic acids Recommendations are made for a nomenclature system which in combination with IUPAC numbering achieves this objective. A comprehensive set of structures for the quinic acid enantiomers and diastereo-isomers is presented...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419595/lipopolysaccharide-lps-binding-to-the-periplasmic-protein-lpta
#7
Kathryn M Schultz, Tanner J Lundquist, Candice S Klug
Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and the periplasmic protein LptA are two essential components of Gram-negative bacteria. LPS, also known as endotoxin, is found asymmetrically distributed in the outer leaflet of the outer membrane of Gram-negative bacteria such as Escherichia coli and plays a role in the organism's natural defenses in adverse environmental conditions. LptA is a member of the lipopolysaccharide transport protein (Lpt) family, which also includes LptC, LptDE, and LptBFG2 , that functions to transport LPS through the periplasm to the outer leaflet of the outer membrane after MsbA flips LPS across the inner membrane...
April 17, 2017: Protein Science: a Publication of the Protein Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415891/influence-of-two-electrode-montages-on-the-level-specific-ls-ce-chirp-auditory-brainstem-response-abr-at-multiple-intensity-levels
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Ahmad Aidil Arafat Dzulkarnain, Siti Hajra Mu'minah Noor Ibrahim, Nur Farah Aida Anuar, Siti Aisyah Abdullah, Tengku Zulaila Hasma Tengku Zam Zam, Sarah Rahmat, Muhammad Amar Mohd Ruzai
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the influence of two different electrode montages (ipsilateral: reference to mastoid and vertical: reference to nape of neck) to the ABR results recorded using a level-specific (LS)-CE-Chirp® in normally hearing subjects at multiple intensities levels. DESIGN: Quasi-experimental and repeated measure study designs were applied in this study. Two different stopping criteria were used, (1) a fixed-signal averaging 4000 sweeps and, (2) a minimum quality indicator of Fmp = 3...
April 18, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414213/immobilization-and-stabilization-of-acylase-on-carboxylated-polyaniline-nanofibers-for-highly-effective-antifouling-application-via-quorum-quenching
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Jeongjoon Lee, Inseon Lee, Jahyun Nam, Dong Soo Hwang, Kyung-Min Yeon, Jungbae Kim
Acylase was immobilized and stabilized on carboxylated polyaniline nanofibers (cPANFs) for the development of antifouling nanobiocatalysis with high enzyme loading and stability. Acylase was immobilized via three different approaches: covalent attachment (CA), enzyme coating (EC), and magnetically separable enzyme precipitate coating (Mag-EPC). The enzyme activity per unit weight of cPANFs of Mag-EPC was 75 and 300 times higher than those of CA and EC, respectively, representing the improved enzyme loading in the form of Mag-EPC...
April 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414156/modeling-of-interactions-between-functional-domains-of-aldh1l1
#10
David A Horita, Sergey A Krupenko
ALDH1L1, a member of the aldehyde dehydrogenase superfamily of enzymes, catalyzes the conversion of 10-formyltetrahydrofolate to tetrahydrofolate and CO2. The enzyme is a tetramer of identical subunits, with each subunit consisting of three functional domains that originated from unrelated genes. The N- and C-terminal domains are catalytic, while the intermediate domain transfers the reaction intermediate from the N- to the C-terminal domain. The intermediate domain is an acyl carrier protein, possessing the covalently attached 4'-phosphopantetheine (4-PP) prosthetic group...
April 14, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413760/synthesis-of-c2-symmetric-diphosphormonoamidites-and-their-use-as-ligands-in-rh-catalyzed-hydroformylation-relationships-between-activity-and-hydrolysis-stability
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Galina Morales Torres, Stephan Behrens, Dirk Michalik, Detlef Selent, Anke Spannenberg, Susan Lühr, Katrin Marie Dyballa, Robert Franke, Armin Börner
A series of diphosphoramidites has been synthetized with a piperazine, homopiperazine, and an acyclic 1,2-diamine unit in the backbone. New compounds were tested alongside related N-acyl phosphoramidites as ligands in the Rh-catalyzed hydroformylation of n-octenes to investigate their influence on the activity and regioselectivity. A subsequent study of their hydrolysis stability revealed that the most stable ligands induced the highest activity in the catalytic reaction.
April 2017: ChemistryOpen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413263/intensified-microwave-assisted-n-acylation-procedure-synthesis-and-activity-evaluation-of-trpc3-channel-agonists-with-a-1-3-dihydro-2h-benzo-d-imidazol-2-one-core
#12
Gema Guedes de la Cruz, Barbora Svobodova, Michaela Lichtenegger, Oleksandra Tiapko, Klaus Groschner, Toma Glasnov
Upon controlled microwave heating and using cyanuric chloride as a coupling reagent, an efficient amidation procedure for the synthesis of 1,3-dihydro-2H-benzo[d]imidazol-2-one-based agonists of TRPC3/6 ion channels has been developed. Compared to the few conventional protocols, a drastic reduction in processing time from ca. 2 days down to 10 minutes was achieved accompanied by significantly improved product yields. The robustness of the method was confirmed by 18 additional examples including aromatic, aliphatic, and heterocyclic amines and acids...
April 2017: Synlett: Accounts and Rapid Communications in Synthetic Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412226/expression-profiling-based-clustering-of-healthy-subjects-recapitulates-classifications-defined-by-clinical-observation-in-chinese-medicine
#13
Ruoxi Yu, Dan Liu, Yin Yang, Yuanyuan Han, Lingru Li, Luyu Zheng, Ji Wang, Yan Zhang, Yingshuai Li, Qian-Fei Wang, Qi Wang
Differences between healthy subjects and associated disease risks are of substantial interest in clinical medicine. Based on clinical presentations, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) classifies healthy people into nine constitutions: Balanced, Qi, Yang or Yin deficiency, Phlegm-dampness, Damp-heat, Blood stasis, Qi stagnation, and Inherited special constitutions. In particular, Yang and Yin deficiency constitutions exhibit cold and heat aversion, respectively. However, the intrinsic molecular characteristics of unbalanced phenotypes remain unclear...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Genetics and Genomics, Yi Chuan Xue Bao
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411241/2-alkylquinolone-alkaloid-biosynthesis-in-the-medicinal-plant-evodia-rutaecarpa-involves-collaboration-of-two-novel-type-iii-polyketide-synthases
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Takashi Matsui, Takeshi Kodama, Takahiro Mori, Tetsuhiro Tadakoshi, Hiroshi Noguchi, Ikuro Abe, Hiroyuki Morita
2-Alkylquinolone (2AQ) alkaloids are pharmaceutically and biologically important natural products produced by both bacteria and plants, with a wide range of biological effects, including antibacterial, cytotoxic, anticholinesterase, and quorum-sensing signaling activities. These diverse activities and 2AQ occurrence in vastly different phyla have raised much interest in the biosynthesis pathways leading to their production. Previous studies in plants have suggested that type III polyketide synthases (PKSs) might be involved in 2AQ biosynthesis, but this hypothesis is untested...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410665/impact-of-dietary-precursor-ala-versus-preformed-dha-on-fatty-acid-profiles-of-eggs-liver-and-adipose-tissue-and-expression-of-genes-associated-with-hepatic-lipid-metabolism-in-laying-hens
#15
M Neijat, P Eck, J D House
Dietary omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFA), including alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and preformed longer chain PUFA (LCPUFA, particularly docosahexaenoic acid, DHA) differ in their egg LCPUFA enrichment efficiency. However, mechanisms leading to these differences are unclear. To this end, omega-3 PUFA contents in different lipid classes, including triacylglycerol (TAG) and total phospholipid (PL) in yolk, liver and adipose, as well as the expression of key hepatic enzymes in lipid metabolism were evaluated in laying hens in response to changes in dietary supply...
April 2017: Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes, and Essential Fatty Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406645/a-general-approach-to-quaternary-center-construction-from-couplings-of-unactivated-alkenes-and-acyl-xanthates
#16
Ernest N Jenkins, William L Czaplyski, Erik J Alexanian
A general, radical-mediated approach to quaternary center construction using unactivated alkenes as coupling partners is reported. In this strategy, acyl xanthates, readily accessed from carboxylic acids, serve as precursors to tertiary radicals. This strategy leverages the unique reactivity of xanthates to participate in efficient radical-mediated additions to unactivated alkenes, expanding the scope of quaternary center construction.
April 13, 2017: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405399/strain-identification-and-quorum-sensing-inhibition-characterization-of-marine-derived-rhizobium-sp-nao1
#17
Hong Chang, Jin Zhou, Xiaoshan Zhu, Shenchen Yu, Lu Chen, Hui Jin, Zhonghua Cai
A novel strategy for combating pathogens is through the ongoing development and use of anti-quorum sensing (QS) treatments such as therapeutic bacteria or their anti-QS substances. Relatively little is known about the bacteria that inhabit the open ocean and of their potential anti-pathogenic attributes; thus, in an initiative to identify these types of therapeutic bacteria, planktonic microbes from the North Atlantic Ocean were collected, isolated, cultured and screened for anti-QS activity. Screening analysis identified one such strain, Rhizobium sp...
March 2017: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405238/derivatives-of-the-triaminoguanidinium-ion-5-acylation-of-triaminoguanidines-leading-to-symmetrical-tris-acylamino-guanidines-and-mesoionic-1-2-4-triazolium-3-aminides
#18
Jan Szabo, Julian Greiner, Gerhard Maas
Depending on the reaction conditions, N,N',N''-tris(benzylamino)guanidinium salts can react with carboxylic acid chlorides to form either symmetrical N,N',N''-tris(N-acyl-N-benzylamido)guanidines 6 or mesoionic 4-amino-1,2,4-triazolium-3-hydrazinides 7. The latter were converted into 1,2,4-triazolium salts by protonation or methylation at the hydrazinide nitrogen atom. Neutral 1,2,4-triazoles 10 were obtained by catalytic hydrogenation of an N-benzyl derivative. Crystal structure analyses of a 4-benzylamino-1,2,4-triazolium-3-hydrazinide and of two derived 1,2,4-triazolium salts are presented...
2017: Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402548/the-acylated-unacylated-ghrelin-ratio-is-similar-in-acromegaly-patients-during-different-treatment-regimens
#19
Ammar Muhammad, Patric J D Delhanty, Martin Huisman, Jenny A Visser, Aart Jan van der Lelij, Sebastian J C M M Neggers
Background: Data on plasma acylated ghrelin (AG) and unacylated ghrelin (UAG) levels in acromegaly are limited. High ratios of AG/UAG are linked with type 2 diabetes, obesity and hyperphagia (e.g. in Prader-Willi syndrome). Objective: To assess fasting plasma AG and UAG levels, and the AG/UAG ratio in acromegaly patients on combination treatment of long-acting somatostatin analogues and pegvisomant. As a control, we used patients controlled with pegvisomant monotherapy, and medically naïve patients with active acromegaly...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400233/identification-of-acylation-products-in-shape-chemistry
#20
Chaoqi Lin, Salomé Poyer, Loussiné Zargarian, Jean-Yves Salpin, Philippe Fossé, Olivier Mauffret, Juan Xie
SHAPE chemistry (selective 2'-hydroxyl acylation analyzed by primer extension) has been developed to specifically target flexible nucleotides (often unpaired nucleotides) independently to their purine or pyrimidine nature for RNA secondary structure determination. However, to the best of our knowledge, the structure of 2'-O-acylation products has never been confirmed by NMR or X-ray data. We have realized the acylation reactions between cNMP and NMIA under SHAPE chemistry conditions and identified the acylation products using standard NMR spectroscopy and LC-MS/MS experiments...
April 1, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
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