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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549152/mdsnrk1-1-interacts-with-mdjaz18-to-regulate-sucrose-induced-anthocyanin-and-proanthocyanidin-accumulation-in-apple
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Xiao-Juan Liu, Xiu-Hong An, Xin Liu, Da-Gang Hu, Xiao-Fei Wang, Chun-Xiang You, Yu-Jin Hao
Sugars induce anthocyanin biosynthesis in plants. As a conserved energy sensor, SnRK1 (SNF1-related kinase 1) is involved in sucrose-induced anthocyanin accumulation. However, the exact molecular mechanism by which SnRK1 regulates the biosynthesis of anthocyanins and proanthocyanidins (PAs) in response to sucrose in plants is not clear. In this study, it was found that MdSnRK1.1 interacted with MdJAZ18 protein which acts as a repressor in the jasmonate (JA) signaling pathway. MdSnRK1.1 then phosphorylated MdJAZ18 to facilitate its 26S proteasome-mediated degradation, which released MdbHLH3 thereby activating the expression of the regulatory and structural genes, thus finally promoting the biosynthesis of anthocyanins and PAs...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548847/simulating-the-electronic-circular-dichroism-spectra-of-photo-reversible-peptide-conformations
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Hugo Gattuso, Cristina García-Iriepa, Diego Sampedro, Antonio Monari, Marco Marazzi
Electronic circular dichroism (CD) spectroscopy of peptides is one of the most important experimental char-acterization tools to get insights regarding their structure. Nevertheless, even though highly useful, the reliable simulations of CD spectra result in a complex task. Here, we propose a combination of quantum mechanics/molecular mechanics (QM/MM) methods with a semi-empirical Hamiltonian based on the Frankel excitons theory to efficiently describe the behavior of a 27-amino acid α-helical peptide in water...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548288/hypermineralization-and-high-osteocyte-lacunar-density-in-osteogenesis-imperfecta-type-v-bone-indicate-exuberant-primary-bone-formation
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Stéphane Blouin, Nadja Fratzl-Zelman, Francis H Glorieux, Paul Roschger, Klaus Klaushofer, Joan C Marini, Frank Rauch
In contrast to "classical" forms of Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) types I to IV, caused by a mutation in COL1A1/A2, OI type V is due to a gain-of-function mutation in the IFITM5 gene, encoding the interferon-induced transmembrane protein 5, or bone-restricted ifitm-like protein (BRIL). Its phenotype distinctly differs from OI types I to IV by absence of blue sclerae and dentinogenesis imperfecta, by the occurrence of ossification disorders like hyperplastic callus and forearm interosseous membrane ossification...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546853/caveolin-1-an-oxidative-stress-related-target-for-cancer-prevention
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Shengqi Wang, Neng Wang, Yifeng Zheng, Jin Zhang, Fengxue Zhang, Zhiyu Wang
Aberrant oxidative metabolism is one of the hallmarks of cancer. Reactive species overproduction could promote carcinogenesis via inducing genetic mutations and activating oncogenic pathways, and thus, antioxidant therapy was considered as an important strategy for cancer prevention and treatment. Caveolin-1 (Cav-1), a constituent protein of caveolae, has been shown to mediate tumorigenesis and progression through oxidative stress modulation recently. Reactive species could modulate the expression, degradation, posttranslational modifications, and membrane trafficking of Cav-1, while Cav-1-targeted treatments could scavenge the reactive species...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546091/comparative-secretome-analysis-of-colletotrichum-falcatum-identifies-a-cerato-platanin-protein-epl1-as-a-potential-pathogen-associated-molecular-pattern-pamp-inducing-systemic-resistance-in-sugarcane
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N M R Ashwin, Leonard Barnabas, Amalraj Ramesh Sundar, Palaniyandi Malathi, Rasappa Viswanathan, Antonio Masi, Ganesh Kumar Agrawal, Randeep Rakwal
Colletotrichum falcatum, an intriguing hemibiotrophic fungal pathogen causes the devastating red rot disease of sugarcane. Repeated in vitro subculturing of C. falcatum under dark condition alters morphology and reduces virulence of the culture. Hitherto, no information is available on this phenomenon at molecular level. In this study, the in vitro secretome of C. falcatum cultured under light and dark conditions was analyzed using 2-DE coupled with MALDI TOF/TOF MS. Comparative analysis identified nine differentially abundant proteins...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545086/cancer-cell-spheroids-are-a-better-screen-for-the-photodynamic-efficiency-of-glycosylated-photosensitizers
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Patrícia M R Pereira, Naxhije Berisha, N V S Dinesh K Bhupathiraju, Rosa Fernandes, João P C Tomé, Charles Michael Drain
Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) relies on the use of non-toxic photosensitizers that are locally and selectively activated by light to induce cell death or apoptosis through reactive oxygen species generation. The conjugation of porphyrinoids with sugars that target cancer is increasingly viewed as an effective way to increase the selectivity of PDT. To date, in vitro PDT efficacy is mostly screened using two-dimensional monolayer cultures. Compared to monolayer cultures, three-dimensional spheroid cultures have unique spatial distributions of nutrients, metabolites, oxygen and signalling molecules; therefore better mimic in vivo conditions...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543036/self-assembly-of-two-hydrophobins-from-marine-fungi-affected-by-interaction-with-surfaces
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Paola Cicatiello, Principia Dardano, Marinella Pirozzi, Alfredo Maria Gravagnuolo, Luca De Stefano, Paola Giardina
Hydrophobins are amphiphilic fungal proteins endowed with peculiar characteristics, such as a high surface activity and an interface triggered self-assembly. Several applications of these proteins have been proposed in the food, cosmetics and biomedical fields. Moreover, their use as proteinaceous coatings can be effective for materials and nanomaterials applications. The discovery of novel hydrophobins with diverse properties may be advantageous from both the scientific and industrial points of view. Stressful environmental conditions of fungal growth may induce the production of proteins with peculiar features...
May 22, 2017: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542414/the-intestinal-torc2-signaling-pathway-contributes-to-associative-learning-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
#8
Naoko Sakai, Hayao Ohno, Masahiro Tomioka, Yuichi Iino
Several types of associative learning are dependent upon the presence or absence of food, and are crucial for the survival of most animals. Target of rapamycin (TOR), a kinase which exists as a component of two complexes, TOR complex 1 (TORC1) and TOR complex 2 (TORC2), is known to act as a nutrient sensor in numerous organisms. However, the in vivo roles of TOR signaling in the nervous system remain largely unclear, partly because its multifunctionality and requirement for survival make it difficult to investigate...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540855/interest-of-the-combined-measurement-of-selected-urinary-proteins-in-the-diagnosis-approach-in-nephrology
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Jean-Philippe Bastard, Soraya Fellahi, François-Xavier Lescure, Jacqueline Capeau, Pierre Ronco, Emmanuelle Plaisier
Determination of the protein composition of urine is a non-invasive method helping to diagnose renal lesions and evaluate therapeutic interventions. We present here five observations that highlight the performance and relevance of urine protein analysis combining selected glomerular and tubular protein measurements. Total urine protein level and measurements of urinary IgG, albumin, transferrin alpha-1 microglobulin and retinol binding protein were performed on a urine sample by immunonephelometry. The results were normalized for urine creatinine concentration and integrated in the MDI interpretation software that provides a "urine protein profile" (UPP)...
June 1, 2017: Annales de Biologie Clinique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538979/stanniocalcin-1-is-an-ocular-hypotensive-agent-and-a-downstream-effector-molecule-that-is-necessary-for-the-intraocular-pressure-lowering-effects-of-latanoprost
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Gavin W Roddy, Kimberly B Viker, Nelson S Winkler, Cindy K Bahler, Bradley H Holman, David Sheikh-Hamad, Uttio Roy Chowdhury, W Daniel Stamer, Michael P Fautsch
Purpose: To identify downstream signaling molecules through which intraocular pressure (IOP) is lowered following treatment with the prostaglandin analog latanoprost. Methods: Total RNA and protein isolated from primary human Schlemm's canal cells (n = 3) treated with latanoprost (free acid; 100 nM) were processed for quantitative PCR and Western blot analysis. IOP was evaluated in stanniocalcin-1 (STC-1-/-) and wild-type mice following treatment with latanoprost or Rho kinase inhibitor Y27632...
May 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538400/carbon-monoxide-releasing-molecule-2-suppresses-thrombomodulin-and-endothelial-protein-c-receptor-expression-of-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells-induced-by-lipopolysaccharide-in-vitro
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Xianglin Meng, Dongsheng Fei, Mingming Liu, Songlin Yang, Ning Song, Lei Jiang, Kai Kang, Chuanchuan Nan, Yunpeng Luo, Shangha Pan, Mingyan Zhao
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to observe the counter-effect of carbon monoxide-releasing molecule-2 (CORM-2) on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-suppressed thrombomodulin (TM) and endothelial protein C receptor (EPCR) expressions from human umbilical vein endothelial cell (HUVEC), and to reveal its mechanisms. METHODS: HUVECs were divided into 5 treatment groups, wherein reagents were added simultaneously. TM and EPCR proteins of the cells and the culture medium levels of soluble TM, soluble EPCR, and matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2) were detected after administration, whereas mRNA levels of TM and EPCR, as well as nuclear factor kappa-light-chain-enhancer of activated B cells (NF-κB) activity among groups, were also evaluated...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538148/active-site-pka-determination-for-photoactive-yellow-protein-rationalizes-slow-ground-state-recovery
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Nur Alia Oktaviani, Trijntje J Pool, Yuichi Yoshimura, Hironari Kamikubo, Ruud M Scheek, Mikio Kataoka, Frans A A Mulder
The ability to avoid blue-light radiation is crucial for bacteria to survive. In Halorhodospira halophila, the putative receptor for this response is known as photoactive yellow protein (PYP). Its response to blue light is mediated by changes in the optical properties of the chromophore para-coumaric acid (pCA) in the protein active site. PYP displays photocycle kinetics with a strong pH dependence for ground-state recovery, which has remained enigmatic. To resolve this problem, a comprehensive pKa determination of the active-site residues of PYP is required...
May 23, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537848/influence-of-endurance-training-on-skeletal-muscle-mitophagy-regulatory-proteins-in-type-2-diabetic-men
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Christian Brinkmann, Axel Przyklenk, Alexander Metten, Thorsten Schiffer, Wilhelm Bloch, Klara Brixius, Sebastian Gehlert
BACKGROUND: Mitophagy is a form of autophagy for the elimination of mitochondria. Mitochondrial content and function are reduced in the skeletal muscle of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Physical training has been shown to restore mitochondrial capacity in T2DM patients, but the role of mitophagy has not been examined in this context. This study analyzes the impact of a 3-month endurance training on important skeletal muscle mitophagy regulatory proteins and oxidative phosphorylation (OXPHOS) complexes in T2DM patients...
May 24, 2017: Endocrine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536471/caffeic-acid-attenuates-diabetic-kidney-disease-via-modulation-of-autophagy-in-a-high-fat-diet-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-rat
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Marwa Matboli, Sanaa Eissa, Doaa Ibrahim, Marwa G A Hegazy, Shalabia S Imam, Eman K Habib
The aim of this study is to evaluate the anti-diabetic nephropathy effect of Caffeic acid and to prove our hypothesis for its mechanism of action that it may occur by reactivation of autophagy pathway via suppression of autophagy regulatory miRNAs. In vivo, high-fat diet and streptozotocin-induced (HFD-STZ) diabetic rats were treated with Caffeic acid once per day for 12 weeks before and after development of diabetic nephropathy. Blood and urine biochemical parameters, autophagy transcripts and their epigenetic regulators together with renal tissue morphology were investigated...
May 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536357/glycosylated-triterpenoids-as-endosomal-escape-enhancers-in-targeted-tumor-therapies
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REVIEW
Hendrik Fuchs, Nicole Niesler, Alexandra Trautner, Simko Sama, Gerold Jerz, Hossein Panjideh, Alexander Weng
Protein-based targeted toxins play an increasingly important role in targeted tumor therapies. In spite of their high intrinsic toxicity, their efficacy in animal models is low. A major reason for this is the limited entry of the toxin into the cytosol of the target cell, which is required to mediate the fatal effect. Target receptor bound and internalized toxins are mostly either recycled back to the cell surface or lysosomally degraded. This might explain why no antibody-targeted protein toxin has been approved for tumor therapeutic applications by the authorities to date although more than 500 targeted toxins have been developed within the last decades...
March 29, 2017: Biomedicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535500/transient-receptor-potential-vanilloid-5-mediates-ca2-influx-and-inhibits-chondrocyte-autophagy-in-a-rat-osteoarthritis-model
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Yingliang Wei, Yanfang Wang, Yutong Wang, Lunhao Bai
BACKGROUND: Autophagy, a self-protective mechanism of chondrocytes, has become a promising target to impede the progress of osteoarthritis (OA). Autophagy is regulated by cytosolic Ca2+ activity and may thus be modified by the Ca2+ permeable transient receptor potential channel vanilloid 5 (TRPV5). Therefore, we investigated the potential role of TRPV5 in mediating Ca2+ influx and in inhibiting chondrocyte autophagy in a rat OA model. METHODS: The rat OA model was assessed by macroscopic and histological analyses...
May 25, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534814/autophagy-regulates-proteasome-inhibitor-induced-pigmentation-in-human-embryonic-stem-cell-derived-retinal-pigment-epithelial-cells
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Kati Juuti-Uusitalo, Ali Koskela, Niko Kivinen, Johanna Viiri, Juha M T Hyttinen, Mika Reinisalo, Arto Koistinen, Hannu Uusitalo, Debasish Sinha, Heli Skottman, Kai Kaarniranta
The impairment of autophagic and proteasomal cleansing together with changes in pigmentation has been documented in retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cell degeneration. However, the function and co-operation of these mechanisms in melanosome-containing RPE cells is still unclear. We show that inhibition of proteasomal degradation with MG-132 or autophagy with bafilomycin A1 increased the accumulation of premelanosomes and autophagic structures in human embryonic stem cell (hESC)-derived RPE cells. Consequently, upregulation of the autophagy marker p62 (also known as sequestosome-1, SQSTM1) was confirmed in Western blot and perinuclear staining...
May 19, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533751/docetaxel-loaded-nanoparticles-assembled-from-%C3%AE-cyclodextrin-calixarene-giant-surfactants-physicochemical-properties-and-cytotoxic-effect-in-prostate-cancer-and-glioblastoma-cells
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Laura Gallego-Yerga, Inmaculada Posadas, Cristina de la Torre, Jesús Ruiz-Almansa, Francesco Sansone, Carmen Ortiz Mellet, Alessandro Casnati, José M García Fernández, Valentín Ceña
Giant amphiphiles encompassing a hydrophilic β-cyclodextrin (βCD) component and a hydrophobic calix[4]arene (CA4) module undergo self-assembly in aqueous media to afford core-shell nanospheres or nanocapsules, depending on the nanoprecipitation protocol, with high docetaxel (DTX) loading capacity. The blank and loaded nanoparticles have been fully characterized by dynamic light scattering (DLS), ζ-potential measurements and cryo-transmission electron microscopy (cryo-TEM). The data are compatible with the distribution of the drug between the nanoparticle core and the shell, where it is probably anchored by inclusion of the DTX aromatic moieties in βCD cavities...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532683/the-essential-oil-from-the-twigs-of-cinnamomum-cassia-presl-inhibits-oxytocin-induced-uterine-contraction-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#19
Lan Sun, Li-Na Liu, Jia-Chun Li, Yao-Zhong Lv, Shao-Bo Zong, Jun Zhou, Zheng-Zhong Wang, Jun-Ping Kou, Wei Xiao
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The twigs and bark of Cinnamomum cassia Presl (Lauraceae) are widely used in traditional Chinese medicine in the treatment of tumor, abdominal pain, dysmenorrhea, digestive system disease and inflammatory diseases. The aim of this study was to determine the inhibitory effect of the essential oil from the twigs of Cinnamomum cassia Presl (EOCC) on uterine contraction in vitro and in vivo. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) mouse uterine contraction was induced by oxytocin (OT) exposure following estradiol benzoate pretreatment...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532456/mechanisms-of-tanshinone-ii-a-inhibits-malignant-melanoma-development-through-blocking-autophagy-signal-transduction-in-a375-cell
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Xiaojing Li, Zhifeng Li, Xianping Li, Baoguo Liu, Zhijun Liu
BACKGROUND: Malignant melanoma (MM) is one of the high degree of malignancy and early prone to blood and lymph node metastasis. There is not cured for MM. Tan II A has been reported to reduce cancer cell proliferation. But the mechanism by which Tan II A inhibited melanoma growth are not well characterized. We sought to explore the possible mechanism by which Tan II A regulated cell proliferation through autophagy signaling pathway in A375 cells. METHODS: We tested the effects of Tan II A on melanoma A375, MV3, M14, and other human cell lines including Hacat and HUVEC cells in cell culture model...
May 22, 2017: BMC Cancer
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