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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936164/transcriptome-and-metabolome-analyses-in-exogenous-fabp4-and-fabp5-treated-adipose-derived-stem-cells
#1
Tokunori Yamamoto, Masato Furuhashi, Takeshi Sugaya, Tsuyoshi Oikawa, Megumi Matsumoto, Yasuhito Funahashi, Yoshihisa Matsukawa, Momokazu Gotoh, Tetsuji Miura
Adipose-derived stem cells (ADSC), which exist near adipocytes in adipose tissue, have been used as a potential tool of regenerative medicine. Lipid chaperones, fatty acid-binding protein 4 (FABP4) and 5 (FABP5), are abundantly expressed in adipocytes. FABP4 has recently been shown to be secreted from adipocytes during lipolysis in a non-classical pathway and may act as an adipokine. Here, we investigated the role of exogenous FABP4 and FABP5 in transcriptional and metabolic regulation in ADSC. FABP4 and FABP5 were little expressed in ADSC...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935959/crystal-structure-of-schistosoma-mansoni-adenosine-phosphorylase-5-methylthioadenosine-phosphorylase-and-its-importance-on-adenosine-salvage-pathway
#2
Juliana Roberta Torini, José Brandão-Neto, Ricardo DeMarco, Humberto D'Muniz Pereira
Schistosoma mansoni do not have de novo purine pathways and rely on purine salvage for their purine supply. It has been demonstrated that, unlike humans, the S. mansoni is able to produce adenine directly from adenosine, although the enzyme responsible for this activity was unknown. In the present work we show that S. mansoni 5´-deoxy-5´-methylthioadenosine phosphorylase (MTAP, E.C. 2.4.2.28) is capable of use adenosine as a substrate to the production of adenine. Through kinetics assays, we show that the Schistosoma mansoni MTAP (SmMTAP), unlike the mammalian MTAP, uses adenosine substrate with the same efficiency as MTA phosphorolysis, which suggests that this enzyme is part of the purine pathway salvage in S...
December 2016: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935910/ascites-and-adnexal-mass-with-raised-ca125-how-arduous-can-be-the-path-of-diagnosis
#3
D Pannu, S Malik, S Shamsunder, A Bhatnagar
Ascites, adnexal mass and elevated CA125 levels almost always suggest advanced ovarian carcinoma. We present a case of a 37 years old multiparous lady who presented with such a classical picture. Radiological picture was suggestive of ovarian carcinoma with peritoneal metastasis. However, ascitic fluid cytology was negative for malignant cells. A differential diagnosis of tubercular mass was made. Ascitic fluid was sent for adenosine deaminase test that was negative. Fine needle aspiration cytology failed to reveal any sufficient sample for evaluation...
January 2016: JNMA; Journal of the Nepal Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935479/structural-basis-for-subtype-specific-inhibition-of-the-p2x7-receptor
#4
Akira Karasawa, Toshimitsu Kawate
The P2X7 receptor is a non-selective cation channel activated by extracellular adenosine triphosphate (ATP). Chronic activation of P2X7 underlies many health problems such as pathologic pain, yet we lack effective antagonists due to poorly understood mechanisms of inhibition. Here we present crystal structures of a mammalian P2X7 receptor complexed with five structurally-unrelated antagonists. Unexpectedly, these drugs all bind to an allosteric site distinct from the ATP-binding pocket in a groove formed between two neighboring subunits...
December 9, 2016: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935329/update-on-bipolar-disorder-biomarker-candidates-what-about-uric-acid-adenosine-hypothesis
#5
Francesco Bartoli, Giuseppe Carrà, Massimo Clerici
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 9, 2016: Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935287/self-assembled-tb3-complex-probe-for-quantitative-analysis-of-atp-during-its-enzymatic-hydrolysis-via-time-resolved-luminescence-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#6
Sung Ho Jung, Ka Young Kim, Ji Ha Lee, Cheol Joo Moon, Noh Soo Han, Su-Jin Park, Dongmin Kang, Jae Kyu Song, Shim Sung Lee, Myong Yong Choi, Justyn Jaworski, Jong Hwa Jung
To more accurately assess the pathways of biological systems, a probe is needed that may respond selectively to adenosine triphosphate (ATP) for both in vitro and in vivo detection modes. We have developed a luminescence probe that can provide real-time information on the extent of ATP, ADP, and AMP by virtue of the luminescence and luminescence lifetime observed from a supramolecular polymer based on a C3 symmetrical terpyridine complex with Tb3+ (S1-Tb). The probe shows remarkable selective luminescence enhancement in the presence of ATP compared to other phosphate displaying nucleotides including adenosine diphosphate (ADP), adenosine monophosphate (AMP), guanosine triphosphate (GTP), thymidine triphosphate (TTP), H2PO4- (Pi), and pyrophosphate (PPi)...
December 9, 2016: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934682/measuring-mitochondrial-transmembrane-potential-by-tmre-staining
#7
Lisa C Crowley, Melinda E Christensen, Nigel J Waterhouse
Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is the main source of energy for metabolism. Mitochondria provide the majority of this ATP by a process known as oxidative phosphorylation. This process involves active transfer of positively charged protons across the mitochondrial inner membrane resulting in a net internal negative charge, known as the mitochondrial transmembrane potential (ΔΨm). The proton gradient is then used by ATP synthase to produce ATP by fusing adenosine diphosphate and free phosphate. The net negative charge across a healthy mitochondrion is maintained at approximately -180 mV, which can be detected by staining cells with positively charged dyes such as tetramethylrhodamine ethyl ester (TMRE)...
December 1, 2016: Cold Spring Harbor Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934129/interfacial-transformation-of-an-amorphous-carbon-nanofilm-upon-fe-ag-si-nanoparticle-landing-and-its-colloidal-nanoscrolls-enhanced-nanocompositing-based-performance-for-bioapplications
#8
Jeong-Hwan Kim, Maria Benelmekki
We report a novel method for generating magneto-plasmonic carbon nanofilms and nanoscrolls using a combination of two gas-phase synthetic techniques. Ternary Fe@Ag@Si "onion-like" nanoparticles (NPs) are produced by a magnetron sputtering inert gas condensation source and are in situ landed onto the surface of carbon nanofilms, which were previously deposited by a DC arc discharge technique. Subsequently, a polyethylenimine-mediated chemical exfoliation process is performed to obtain carbon nanoscrolls (CNS) with embedded NPs (CNS-NPs)...
December 7, 2016: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933962/design-synthesis-and-pharmacological-characterization-of-2-2-furanyl-thiazolo-5-4-d-pyrimidine-5-7-diamine-derivatives-new-highly-potent-a2a-adenosine-receptor-inverse-agonists-with-antinociceptive-activity
#9
Flavia Varano, Daniela Catarzi, Fabrizio Vincenzi, Marco Betti, Matteo Falsini, Annalisa Ravani, Pier Andrea Borea, Vittoria Colotta, Katia Varani
In this study, we describe the design and synthesis of new N(5)-substituted-2-(2-furanyl) thiazolo[5,4-d]pyrimidine-5,7-diamines (2-18) and their pharmacological characterization as A2A adenosine receptor (AR) antagonists by using in vitro and in vivo assays. In competition binding experiments two derivatives (13 and 14) emerged as outstanding ligands showing two different affinity values (KH and KL) for the hA2A receptor with the high affinity KH value in the femtomolar range. The in vitro functional activity assays, performed by using cyclic AMP experiments, assessed that they behave as potent inverse agonists at the hA2A AR...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933955/biphenyl-pyridazinone-derivatives-as-inhaled-pde4-inhibitors-structural-biology-and-structure-activity-relationships
#10
Jordi Gràcia, Maria Antonia Buil, Jordi Castro, Peter Eichhorn, Manel Ferrer, Amadeu Gavaldà, Begoña Hernández, Victor Segarra, Martin D Lehner, Imma Moreno, Lluís Pagès, Richard S Roberts, Jordi Serrat, Sara Sevilla, Joan Taltavull, Miriam Andrés, Judit Cabedo, Dolors Vilella, Elena Calama, Carla Carcasona, Montserrat Miralpeix
Cyclic nucleotide cAMP is a ubiquitous secondary messenger involved in a plethora of cellular responses to biological agents involving activation of adenylyl cyclase. Its intracellular levels are tightly controlled by a family of cyclic nucleotide degrading enzymes, the PDEs. In recent years, cyclic nucleotide phosphodiesterase type 4 (PDE4) has aroused scientific attention as a suitable target for anti-inflammatory therapy in respiratory diseases, particularly in the management of asthma and COPD. Here we describe our efforts to discover novel, highly potent inhaled inhibitors of PDE4...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933810/structure-based-scaffold-repurposing-for-g-protein-coupled-receptors-transformation-of-adenosine-derivatives-into-5ht2b-5ht2c-serotonin-receptor-antagonists
#11
Dilip K Tosh, Antonella Ciancetta, Eugene Warnick, Steven Crane, Zhan-Guo Gao, Kenneth A Jacobson
Adenosine derivatives developed to activate adenosine receptors (ARs) revealed micromolar activity at serotonin 5HT2B and 5HT2C receptors (5HTRs). We explored the structure-activity relationship at 5HT2Rs and modeled receptor interactions in order to optimize affinity and simultaneously reduce AR affinity. Depending on N(6) substitution, small 5'-alkylamide modification maintained 5HT2BR affinity, which was enhanced upon ribose substitution with rigid bicyclo[3.1.0]hexane (North (N)-methanocarba), e.g., N(6)-dicyclopropylmethyl 4'-CH2OH derivative 14 (Ki 11 nM)...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933791/mechanistic-insights-from-the-crystal-structure-of-bacillus-subtilis-o-succinylbenzoyl-coa-synthetase-complexed-with-the-adenylate-intermediate
#12
Yaozong Chen, Yiping Jiang, Zhihong Guo
o-Succinylbenzoyl-CoA (OSB-CoA) synthetase, or MenE, catalyzes an essential step in vitamin K biosynthesis and is a valuable drug target. Like many other adenylating enzymes, it changes its structure to accommodate substrate binding, catalysis, and product release along the path of a domain alternation catalytic mechanism. We have determined the crystal structure of its complex with the adenylation product, o-succinylbenzoyl-adenosine monophosphate (OSB-AMP), and captured a new postadenylation state. This structure presents unique features such as a strained conformation for the bound adenylate intermediate to indicate that it represents the enzyme state after completion of the adenylation reaction but before release of the C domain in its transition to the thioesterification conformation...
December 6, 2016: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933547/anti-neuroinflammatory-effects-of-fucoxanthin-via-inhibition-of-akt-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-mapks-ap-1-pathways-and-activation-of-pka-creb-pathway-in-lipopolysaccharide-activated-bv-2-microglial-cells
#13
Dong Zhao, Seung-Hwan Kwon, Yoon Sun Chun, Ming-Yao Gu, Hyun Ok Yang
Microglia play a critical role in controlling the homeostasis of the brain, but over-activated microglia secrete pro-inflammatory mediators and cytokines, which induce neuronal cell death. Fucoxanthin (Fx), a marine carotenoid, has demonstrated a variety of beneficial health effects. Despite accumulating evidence supporting the immune-modulating effects of Fx in vitro, the underlying signaling pathways remain unknown. In the present study, Fx dose-dependently inhibited the secretion of lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced pro-inflammatory mediators including interleukin (IL)-6, tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α, reactive oxygen species (ROS), prostaglandin (PG) E2, and nitric oxide (NO) productions, and also suppressed the expression of inducible NO synthase (iNOS) and cyclooxygenase (COX)-2 enzymes...
December 8, 2016: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933363/spatially-resolved-metabolic-distribution-for-unraveling-the-physiological-change-and-responses-in-tomato-fruit-using-matrix-assisted-laser-desorption-ionization-mass-spectrometry-imaging-maldi-msi
#14
Junya Nakamura, Tomomi Morikawa-Ichinose, Yoshinori Fujimura, Eisuke Hayakawa, Katsutoshi Takahashi, Takanori Ishii, Daisuke Miura, Hiroyuki Wariishi
Information on spatiotemporal metabolic behavior is indispensable for a precise understanding of physiological changes and responses, including those of ripening processes and wounding stress, in fruit, but such information is still limited. Here, we visualized the spatial distribution of metabolites within tissue sections of tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) fruit using a matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-mass spectrometry imaging (MALDI-MSI) technique combined with a matrix sublimation/recrystallization method...
December 8, 2016: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932764/-effect-of-prolonged-propofol-infusion-on-myocardial-enzyme-mitochondrial-cytochrome-c-and-adenosine-%C3%A2-triphosphate-in-rabbits
#15
Guangmin Xu, Zhixun Lan, Xianxiang Tong
To explore the effect of long-time propofol infusion on myocardial enzymes, mitochondrial cytochrome C and ATP in rabbits. 
 Methods: A total of 18 New Zealand rabbits were randomly divided into 3 groups: a control group, a propofol group and an intralipid group. The rabbits were continuously infused with 0.9% normal saline in the control group, 1% propofol in the propofol group, and 10% intralipid in the intralipid group, respectivey. The arterial blood was collected at 0, 8, 16 h and the end of experiment to examine creatine kinase (CK) and creatine kinase isoenzyme (CK-MB)...
November 28, 2016: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932587/a-divalent-cation-dependent-variant-of-the-glms-ribozyme-with-stringent-ca2-selectivity-co-opts-a-pre-existing-non-specific-metal-ion-binding-site
#16
Matthew W L Lau, Robert J Trachman, Adrian R Ferré-D'Amaré
Ribozymes employ divalent cations for structural stabilization, as catalytic cofactors, or both. Because of the prominent role of Ca2+ in intracellular signaling, engineered ribozymes with stringent Ca2+ selectivity would be important in biotechnology. The wild-type glmS ribozyme (glmSWT) requires glucosamine-6-phosphate (GlcN6P) as a catalytic cofactor. Previously, a glmS ribozyme variant with three adenosine mutations (glmSAAA) was identified, which dispenses with GlcN6P and instead uses, with little selectivity, divalent cations as cofactors for site-specific RNA cleavage...
December 8, 2016: RNA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932192/dobutamine-stress-echocardiography-speckle-tracking-imaging-in-the-assessment-of-hemodynamic-significance-of-coronary-artery-stenosis-in-patients-with-moderate-and-high-probability-of-coronary-artery-disease
#17
Eglė Rumbinaitė, Diana Žaliaduonytė-Pekšienė, Mindaugas Vieželis, Indrė Čeponienė, Tomas Lapinskas, Rūta Žvirblytė, Jonė Venclovienė, Kristina Morkūnaitė, Augustinas Bielinis, Rimvydas Šlapikas, Jolanta Justina Vaškelytė
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Myocardial deformation indices are considered as sensitive markers of ischemia and may be useful in the quantification of hemodynamic significance of coronary artery disease (CAD). We sought to determine the diagnostic value of speckle-tracking echocardiography derived myocardial deformation parameters at rest and during stress to determine hemodynamically significance coronary artery stenosis in patients with moderate and high probability of CAD. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In 81 patients (mean age, 64±8...
November 25, 2016: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931770/fractional-flow-reserve-assessment-with-adenosine-be-aware-of-the-qt-interval
#18
David Martí, María José Morales, Salvador Álvarez, Jorge Palazuelos, Ignacio Rada
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 5, 2016: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931507/hiv-non-nucleoside-reverse-transcriptase-inhibitor-efavirenz-reduces-neural-stem-cell-proliferation-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#19
Jingji Jin, Bethany Grimmig, James Izzo, Lecia A M Brown, Charles Hudson, Adam J Smith, Jun Tan, Paula C Bickford, Brian Giunta
The prevalence of HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND) remains high despite combination antiretroviral therapy (cART). There is evidence that neural stem cells (NSCs) can migrate to sites of brain injury such as those caused by inflammation and oxidative stress, which are pathological features of HAND. Thus, reductions in NSCs may contribute to HAND pathogenesis. Since the HIV non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor efavirenz (EFV) has previously been associated with cognitive deficits and promotion of oxidative stress pathways, we examined its effect on NSCs in vitro as well as in C57BL/6J mice...
November 2016: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930744/interactions-of-calcium-fluctuations-during-cardiomyocyte-contraction-with-real-time-camp-dynamics-detected-by-fret
#20
Julia U Sprenger, Nadja I Bork, Jonas Herting, Thomas H Fischer, Viacheslav O Nikolaev
Calcium (Ca2+) and 3',5'-cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) play a critical role for cardiac excitation-contraction-coupling. Both second messengers are known to interact with each other, for example via Ca2+-dependent modulation of phosphodiesterase 1 (PDE1) and adenylyl cyclase 5/6 (AC 5/6) activities, which is supposed to occur especially at the local level in distinct subcellular microdomains. Currently, many studies analyze global and local cAMP signaling and its regulation in resting cardiomyocytes devoid of electrical stimulation...
2016: PloS One
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