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Byung Jun Ryu, Jae Won Han, Ryang Hee Kim, Sohyun Yun, Tae Hyun Kim, Sung Eun Hur, Chul Jung Kim, Sung Ki Lee
Decidual stromal cells (DSCs) are known to regulate trophoblast invasion via unveiled mechanism yet. And nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain-containing protein 1 (NOD1) may influence on this DSC-trophoblast interaction. We investigated the mechanism underlying the DSC-mediated regulation of trophoblast invasion and the effect of NOD1 on their cross talk. Using human primary DSCs, BeWo cell invasion was measured. Cytokine secretion and MAP kinase signaling were examined in DSCs following treatment with NOD1 agonist, Tri-DAP...
March 22, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
Zhao Qihong, Liu Jie, Xu Xiao, Xu Qian, Gao Wei, Xu Jichen
Spruce can grow at an extra low temperature (LT), and was inferred with important antifreezing gene resources. The research here identified 4 different spruce varieties, named as PicW1, PicW2, PicM and PicK. Sequence alignment showed base-substitution and deficiency mutations among them with sequence identity between 97.61%-99.25%. Each gene was transferred into E. coli, where proteins induced by IPTG (isopropyl-β-d-thiogalactoside). Strains cultured at -5°C showed the lethal dose 50% (LD-50) between 53h-57h for the transgenic strains, but 35h for the control...
March 15, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
Zhen Ma, Joyce I Boye, Xinzhong Hu
Saskatchewan grown yellow field pea was subjected to different processing conditions including dehulling, micronization, roasting, conventional/microwave cooking, germination, and combined germination and conventional cooking/roasting. Their nutritional and antinutritional compositions, functional properties, microstructure, thermal properties, in vitro protein and starch digestibility, and protein composition were studied. Processed field peas including conventional cooked yellow peas (CCYP), microwave cooked yellow peas (MCYP), germinated-conventional cooked yellow peas (GCCYP), and germinated-roasted yellow peas (GRYP) exhibited the significantly higher in vitro protein digestibility (IVPD), which was in accordance with their significantly lower trypsin inhibitor activity and tannin content...
February 2017: Food Research International
Ibrahim B Durowoju, Kamaljit S Bhandal, Jian Hu, Bruce Carpick, Marina Kirkitadze
Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) is an analytical technique that measures the molar heat capacity of samples as a function of temperature. In the case of protein samples, DSC profiles provide information about thermal stability, and to some extent serves as a structural "fingerprint" that can be used to assess structural conformation. It is performed using a differential scanning calorimeter that measures the thermal transition temperature (melting temperature; Tm) and the energy required to disrupt the interactions stabilizing the tertiary structure (enthalpy; ∆H) of proteins...
March 4, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
Rizwan Elahi, Tai-Hua Mu
Patatin represents a group of homologous primary storage proteins (with molecular weights ranging from 40 kDa to 45 kDa) found in Solanum tuberosum L. This group comprises 40% of the total soluble proteins in potato tubers. Here, patatin (40 kDa) was extracted from potato fruit juice using ammonium sulfate precipitation (ASP) and exposed to high hydrostatic pressure (HHP) treatment (250, 350, 450, and 550 MPa). We investigated the effect of HHP treatment on the structure, composition, heat profile, and antioxidant potential, observing prominent changes in HHP-induced patatin secondary structure as compared with native patatin (NP)...
March 10, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
Madhav M Joglekar, Laxman N Bavkar, Srinivas Sistla, Akalpita U Arvindekar
Protein glycation is a major mechanism for establishing secondary complication in diabetes mellitus. Effective inhibition of this process can prevent progression of the disorder into secondary complications. Aminoguanidine (AMG) and limonene (LM) are known protein glycation inhibitors. The aim of the present study was to demonstrate their differential mechanisms of action and to study whether combinatorial therapy can act synergistically and lower dosage, and thereby lower toxicity in treatment of secondary complications in diabetes...
March 6, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
Lin Chen, Na Lei, Shuangxi Wang, Xing-Lian Xu, Guanghong Zhou, Zhixi Li, Xianchao Feng
The dose-dependent effects of (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG; 0, 100 or 1000 ppm) on the textural properties and stability of a myofibrillar protein (MP) emulsion gel were investigated. EGCG addition significantly inhibited formation of carbonyl but promoted the loss of both thiol and free amine groups. Addition of EGCG, particularly at 1000 ppm, initiated irreversible protein modifications, as evidenced by surface hydrophobicity changes, patterns in SDS-PAGE, and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC)...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Dandan Zhang, Mengting Wu, Yuxing Guo, Mingyue Xun, Wenwen Wang, Zhen Wu, Daodong Pan
BACKGROUND: Surface-layer proteins (SLP) have been found in the outermost layer of the cell wall in many kinds of lactobacillus, which is considered an important factor to intestinal immune. RESULTS: This study compared the effects of SLP extracted by different concentrations of LiCl and carbamide, and then identified by SDS-PAGE, circular dichroism (CD)and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). Furthermore, RAW 264.7 cells were used to evaluate the immuno-modulatory effects of SLP...
February 28, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
Jayant Arora, Sangeeta B Joshi, C Russell Middaugh, David D Weis, David B Volkin
Multidose formulations of biotherapeutics, which offer better dosage management and reduced production costs, require the addition of antimicrobial preservatives (APs). APs have been shown, however, to decrease protein stability in solution and cause protein aggregation. In this report, the effect of 4 APs, m-cresol, phenol, phenoxyethanol, and benzyl alcohol on conformational stability, aggregation propensity, and backbone flexibility of an IgG1 mAb, mAb-4, is investigated. Compared with no preservative control, each of the APs decreased the conformational stability of mAb-4 as measured by differential scanning calorimetry and extrinsic fluorescence spectroscopy...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Shujun Wang, Mengge Zheng, Jinglin Yu, Shuo Wang, Les Copeland
The aim of the present study was to characterize the multiscale structures of ternary complexes of a model system of starch, fatty acid (FA), and β-lactoglobulin (βLG) prepared using a Rapid Visco Analyzer (RVA). The addition of βLG to starch-lauric acid or starch-oleic acid RVA pastes resulted in the increased intensity or occurrence of a new viscosity peak during cooling when the RVA protocol was repeated. The viscosity peak was attributed to the formation of starch-βLG-FA complexes. Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) results showed clearly that the starch-βLG-FAs complex was formed as gelatinized starch was cooled in the presence of βLG and FAs...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Xueyan Hou, Chengli Yang, Lijing Zhang, Tingting Hu, Dan Sun, Hua Cao, Fan Yang, Gang Guo, Changyang Gong, Xiaoning Zhang, Aiping Tong, Rui Li, Yu Zheng
Due to extensive apoptosis defects and multidrug resistance, there is great interest regarding non-apoptotic programmed cell death (PCD) pathways, such as lysosomal-mediated programmed cell death (LM-PCD), necroptosis and autophagy. Because there is an intricate effector network among these PCD pathways, it is expected that they may act synergistically in cancer therapy. In this study, chloroquine (CQ) was found to significantly upregulate receptor-interacting protein kinase 3 (RIP3) expression, and RIP3 were involved in CQ-related autophagy...
January 2, 2017: Biomaterials
Fatemeh Emadi, Abbas Amini, Ahmad Gholami, Younes Ghasemi
Proteins have short half-life because of enzymatic cleavage. Here, a new protein nanocarrier made of graphene oxide (GO) + Chitosan (CS) is proposed to successfully prevent proteolysis in protein and simultaneously retain its activity. Bovine serum albumin (BSA) and collagenase were loaded on GO and GO-CS to explore the stability and activity of proteins. SEM, AFM, TEM, DSC, UV-Vis, FT-IR, RBS, Raman, SDS-PAGE and zymography were utilized as characterization techniques. The protecting role of GO and GO-CS against enzymatic cleavage was probed by protease digestion analysis on BSA, where the protease solution was introduced to GO-BSA and GO-CS-BSA at 37 °C for 0...
February 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
Xiaomeng Wu, Yaowei Liu, Anjun Liu, Wenhang Wang
The inferior thermal- stability of collagen hinders its extensive application in food industry, including edible packaging. To improve the thermal- stability and mechanical properties of collagen, we attempted to crosslink collagen with some proteins possessing excellent thermal stability (i. e., casein, keratin and soy protein isolate (SPI)). Observed from the SDS- PAGE and particle size distribution, some complexes with higher molecule weight and relative bigger size particle occurred in the protein mixture, especially after TGase crosslinking...
February 3, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
Meera Kweon, Louise Slade, Harry Levine
The effects of heat and pressure on protein denaturation in soy flour were explored by an experimental design that used pressure (atmospheric to 600 MPa), temperature (room to 90 °C), time (1 to 60 min), and type of aqueous plasticizer (NaCl, sucrose, betaine, and lactobionic acid (LBA)) as factors. When 50% (w/w) soy flour-water paste was high hydrostatic pressure (HHP)-treated for 20 min at 25 °C, the treatment at 200 MPa showed a small effect on denaturation of only the 7S soy globulin, but the treatment at 600 MPa showed a significant effect on denaturation of both the 7S and 11S soy globulins...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Food Science
Priyanka Uddandarao, Raj Mohan Balakrishnan
Nanostructured semiconductor materials are of great importance for several technological applications due to their optical and thermal properties. The design and fabrication of metal sulfide nanoparticles with tunable properties for advanced applications have drawn a great deal of attention in the field of nanotechnology. ZnS is a potential II-IV group material which is used in hetero-junction solar cells, light emitting diodes, optoelectronic devices, electro luminescent devices and photovoltaic cells. Due to their multiple applications, there is a need to elucidate their thermal and optical properties...
March 15, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
Carlos A Núñez-Álvarez, Diego F Hernández-Ramírez, Araceli Martinez-Castillo, Virginia Pascual Ramos, Javier Cabiedes, Alicia Ortega, Antonio R Cabral
Homozygote genotype V(247) of the β2-glycoprotein-I (β2GP-I) gene has been associated with anti-β2GP-I and thrombosis in patients with primary anti-phospholipid syndrome APS (PAPS). However, the cellular immune response to β2GP-I(247) has been little studied. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the immune cellular proliferation in response to native and non-native β2GP-I(247) valine/leucine phenotype from Mexican patients with PAPS. METHODS: We studied 10 patients with PAPS and 10 healthy control subjects (HC)...
February 2017: Human Immunology
Aruna Rani, Rwivoo Baruah, Arun Goyal
Chicken keel bone cartilage was explored for cheaper and sustainable source for isolation of chondroitin sulphate (CS) for its future use in tissue engineering and pharmaceutical industry. HPSEC analysis displayed two peaks of 100kDa for CS-keel polysaccharide and 1kDa for protein. DLS analysis of CS-keel displayed polydispersity. CS-keel yield was 15% and 53±5% uronic acid content. The quantified percentages of UA-GalNAc4S and UA-GalNAc6S disaccharide in CS-keel were 58% and 42%, respectively. FT-IR identified CS-keel to be chondroitin 4-sulphate...
March 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
Jae Geun Song, Sang Hoon Lee, Hyo-Kyung Han
This study aimed to evaluate aminoclay (3-aminopropyl-functionalized magnesium phyllosilicate) as an effective protectant for the stabilization of protein formulation in freeze-drying. Bovine serum albumin (BSA), as a model protein, was freeze-dried with aminoclay at various concentrations, and the effects of aminoclay on the structural stability of proteins were compared with those of the conventional stabilizers. The structural characteristics of the protein were determined by size exclusion chromatography (SEC), circular dichroism (CD), and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy...
2016: International Journal of Nanomedicine
Valeria Guzmán-Luna, Andrea G Quezada, A Jessica Díaz-Salazar, Nallely Cabrera, Ruy Pérez-Montfort, Miguel Costas
The effect of specific residues on the kinetic stability of two closely related triosephosphate isomerases (from Trypanosoma cruzi, TcTIM and Trypanosoma brucei, TbTIM) has been studied. Based on a comparison of their β-turn occurrence, we engineered two chimerical enzymes where their super secondary β-loop-α motifs 2 ((βα)2 ) were swapped. Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) experiments showed that the (βα)2 motif of TcTIM inserted into TbTIM (2Tc) increases the kinetic stability. On the other hand, the presence of the (βα)2 motif of TbTIM inserted into TcTIM (2Tb) gave a chimerical protein difficult to purify in soluble form and with a significantly reduced kinetic stability...
December 21, 2016: Proteins
Charlene Priscila Kiilll, Hernane da Silva Barud, Sílvia Helena Santagneli, Sidney José Lima Ribeiro, Amélia M Silva, Agnieszka Tercjak, Junkal Gutierrez, Andressa Maria Pironi, Maria Palmira Daflon Gremião
Chitosan nanoparticles have been extensively studied for both drug and protein/peptide delivery. The aim of this study was to develop an optimized chitosan nanoparticle, by ionotropic gelation method, using 3(2) full factorial design with a novel polyanion, sodium polyphosphate, well known under the trade name Graham salt. The effects of these parameters on the particle size, zeta potential, and morphology and association efficiency were investigated. The optimized nanoparticles showed an estimated size of 166...
February 10, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
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