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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453988/silencing-calreticulin-gene-might-protect-cardiomyocytes-from-angiotensin-ii-induced-apoptosis
#1
Wen Zhang, Zhiyue Liu, Yanmei Zhang, Qinxue Bao, Wenchao Wu, He Huang, Xiaojing Liu
AIMS: Calreticulin (CRT), as a chaperone, contributes to protein folding and quality control cycle. CRT is an important factor regulating Ca 2+ that participates in cell apoptosis. However, the function of CRT in the heart is still controversial. Therefore, we aimed to investigate the potential role of CRT in angiotensin II-induced cardiomyocytes apoptosis. MAIN METHODS: Primary cultured neonatal cardiomyocytes were stimulated with angiotensin II to induce the apoptosis...
February 14, 2018: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453885/bacterial-neuraminidase-mediated-erythrocyte-desialylation-provokes-cell-surface-aminophospholipid-exposure
#2
Syed M Qadri, David A Donkor, Ishac Nazy, Donald R Branch, William P Sheffield
BACKGROUND: Surface desialylation is associated with erythrocyte aging and mediates phagocytic recognition and clearance of senescent erythrocytes. Neuraminidases, a family of glycohydrolytic enzymes, cleave the glycosidic linkages between sialic acid and mucopolysaccharides and have previously been implicated in erythrocyte dysfunction associated with sepsis. Erythrocytes in septic patients further display a phenotype of accelerated eryptosis characterized by membrane phospholipid scrambling resulting in phosphatidylserine (PS) externalization...
February 17, 2018: European Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453877/significance-of-mitochondria-on-cardiometabolic-syndromes
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REVIEW
Nair Anupama, G Sindhu, K G Raghu
Metabolic syndromes (MS) are a cluster of disorders like obesity, hypertension, dyslipidemia, and diabetes. Cardiometabolic syndrome (CMS), a branch of MS, is a group of diseases affecting cardiovascular, renal, metabolic, prothrombotic and inflammatory abnormalities due to defects in energy metabolism. Since the emergence of molecular biology and the discovery of pathogenic mitochondrial DNA defect in the 1980s, research advances has revealed a number of common human disease involving mitochondrial dysfunction...
February 17, 2018: Fundamental & Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453682/persistent-pulmonary-hypertension-and-histologic-chorioamnionitis-in-preterm-infants-controlled-study
#4
N Katz, Y Bar-Or, A Raucher-Sterrnfeld, A Tamir, D Kohelet
Persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN) of the newborn is one of the most challenging acute disorders of postnatal transition with substantial morbidity and mortality. The aim of the study was to find if there is an association between persistent pulmonary hypertension and histologic chorioamnionitis in preterm infants. 27 preterm infants with echocardiographic evidence of PPHN within the first 3 days of life were eligible for the study. A matched control group of 27 patients was chosen according to gestational age, date of birth, and gender...
February 16, 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453559/regulation-of-h-pyrophosphatase-by-14-3-3-proteins-from-arabidopsis-thaliana
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Yu-Di Hsu, Yu-Fen Huang, Yih-Jiuan Pan, Li-Kun Huang, Ya-Yun Liao, Wei-Hua Lin, Tzu-Yin Liu, Ching-Hung Lee, Rong-Long Pan
Plant vacuolar H + -transporting inorganic pyrophosphatase (V-PPase; EC 3.6.1.1) is a crucial enzyme that exists on the tonoplast to maintain pH homeostasis across the vacuolar membrane. This enzyme generates proton gradient between cytosol and vacuolar lumen by hydrolysis of a metabolic byproduct, pyrophosphate (PP i ). The regulation of V-PPase at protein level has drawn attentions of many workers for decades, but its mechanism is still unclear. In this work, we show that AVP1, the V-PPase from Arabidopsis thaliana, is a target protein for regulatory 14-3-3 proteins at the vacuolar membrane, and all twelve 14-3-3 isoforms were analyzed for their association with AVP1...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Membrane Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453429/human-neutrophils-can-mimic-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cells-pmn-mdsc-and-suppress-microbead-or-lectin-induced-t-cell-proliferation-through-artefactual-mechanisms
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Dmitri Negorev, Ulf H Beier, Tianyi Zhang, Jon G Quatromoni, Pratik Bhojnagarwala, Steven M Albelda, Sunil Singhal, Evgeniy Eruslanov, Falk W Lohoff, Matthew H Levine, Joshua M Diamond, Jason D Christie, Wayne W Hancock, Tatiana Akimova
We report that human conventional CD15 + neutrophils can be isolated in the peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC) layer during Ficoll gradient separation, and that they can impair T cell proliferation in vitro without concomitant neutrophil activation and killing. This effect was observed in a total of 92 patients with organ transplants, lung cancer or anxiety/depression, and in 18 healthy donors. Although such features are typically associated in the literature with the presence of certain myeloid-derived suppressor cell (PMN-MDSC) populations, we found that commercial centrifuge tubes that contained membranes or gels for PBMC isolation led to up to 70% PBMC contamination by CD15 + neutrophils, with subsequent suppressive effects in certain cellular assays...
February 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453401/endothelial-smoothened-dependent-hedgehog-signaling-is-not-required-for-sonic-hedgehog-induced-angiogenesis-or-ischemic-tissue-repair
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Rajesh Gupta, Alexander R Mackie, Sol Misener, Lijun Liu, Douglas W Losordo, Raj Kishore
Sonic Hedgehog (Shh) signaling induces neovascularization and angiogenesis. It is not known whether the hedgehog signaling pathway in endothelial cells is essential to angiogenesis. Smoothened (Smo) transduces hedgehog signaling across the cell membrane. This study assessed whether endothelial Smoothened-dependent Shh signaling is required for Shh-mediated angiogenesis and ischemic tissue repair. Endothelial-specific smoothened knockout mice, eSmo Null were created using Cre-lox recombination system. eSmo Null mice had no observable phenotype at baseline and showed normal cardiac function...
February 16, 2018: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453284/structural-and-compositional-diversity-of-fibrillin-microfibrils-in-human-tissues
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Alexander Eckersley, Kieran T Mellody, Suzanne M Pilkington, Christopher Em Griffiths, Rachel E B Watson, Ronan O'Cualain, Clair Baldock, David Knight, Michael J Sherratt
Elastic fibres comprising fibrillin microfibrils and elastin are present in many tissues, including the skin, lung, and arteries where they confer elasticity and resilience. Although fibrillin microfibrils play distinct and tissue-specific functional roles, it is unclear whether their ultrastructure and composition differ between elastin-rich (skin) and elastin-poor (ciliary body and zonule) organs or after in vitro synthesis by cultured cells. Here, we used atomic force microscopy, which revealed that the bead morphology of fibrillin microfibrils isolated from the human eye differs from those isolated from the skin...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453228/targeted-profiling-of-a-thaliana-sub-proteomes-illuminates-new-co-and-post-translationally-n-terminal-myristoylated-proteins
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Wojciech Majeran, Jean-Pierre Le Caer, Lalit Ponnala, Thierry Meinnel, Carmela Giglione
N-terminal myristoylation (MYR) is a biologically important co-translational protein lipidation. MYR is difficult to detect in vivo and challenging to predict in silico. We developed a targeted proteomics strategy to identify the Arabidopsis thaliana myristoylated (MYRed) proteome in specific sub-cellular compartments. This global profiling approach allowed us to: (i) identify one third of all open reading frames of the A. thaliana proteome including 54% of the predicted myristoylome; and (ii) establish the first comprehensive plant myristoylome, featuring direct evidence of MYR in 72 proteins...
February 16, 2018: Plant Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453205/co-deficiency-of-lysosomal-mucolipins-3-and-1-in-cochlear-hair-cells-diminishes-outer-hair-cell-longevity-and-accelerates-age-related-hearing-loss
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Teerawat Wiwatpanit, Natalie N Remis, Aisha Ahmad, Yingjie Zhou, John C Clancy, Mary Ann Cheatham, Jaime García-Añoveros
Acquired hearing loss is the predominant neurodegenerative condition associated with aging in humans. Although mutations on several genes are known to cause congenital deafness in newborns, few genes have been implicated in age-related hearing loss (ARHL), perhaps because its cause is likely polygenic. Here, we generated mice lacking lysosomal calcium channel mucolipins 3 and 1 and discovered that both male and female mice suffered a polygenic form of hearing loss. While mucolipin 1 is ubiquitously expressed in all cells, mucolipin 3 is expressed in a small subset of cochlear cells -hair cells (HCs) and marginal cells of the stria vascularis- and very few other cell types...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453043/understanding-of-human-atp-binding-cassette-superfamily-and-novel-multidrug-resistance-modulators-to-overcome-mdr
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REVIEW
Imran Shair Mohammad, Wei He, Lifang Yin
Indeed, multi-drug resistance (MDR) is a significant obstacle to effective chemotherapy. The overexpression of ATP-binding cassette (ABC) membrane transporters is a principal cause of enhanced cytotoxic drug efflux and treatment failure in various types of cancers. At cellular level, the pumps of ABC family regulate the transportation of numerous substances including drugs in and out of the cells. In past, the overexpression of ABC pumps suggested a well-known mechanism of drug resistance in cancers as well as infectious diseases...
February 13, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453015/metabolomic-profiling-of-campylobacter-jejuni-with-resistance-gene-ermb-by-ultra-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-quadrupole-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry-and-tandem-quadrupole-mass-spectrometry
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Qin Fu, Dejun Liu, Yingyu Wang, Xiaowei Li, Lina Wang, Fugen Yu, Jianzhong Shen, Xi Xia
The metabolome changes of Campylobacter jejuni with resistant gene ermB remain unclear. Here, we described an untargeted metabolomic workflow based on ultra-high performance liquid chromatography-quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry to investigate the metabolites perturbations mediated by ermB in C. jejuni. After optimization of extractants and chromatographic conditions, the combination of 100% methanol extraction with a 12 min gradient by C18 column was adopted for untargeted metabolomic profiling in reversed phase separation...
February 10, 2018: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452610/the-plasma-membrane-calcium-pumps-the-old-and-the-new
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REVIEW
Asma Zaidi, Mercy Adewale, Lauren McLean, Paul Ramlow
The plasma membrane Ca 2+ -ATPase (PMCA) pumps play a critical role in the maintenance of calcium (Ca 2+ ) homeostasis, crucial for optimal neuronal function and cell survival. Loss of Ca 2+ homeostasis is a key precursor in neuronal dysfunction associated with brain aging and in the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative disorders. In this article, we review evidence showing age-related changes in the PMCAs in synaptic plasma membranes (SPMs) and lipid raft microdomains isolated from rat brain. Both PMCA activity and protein levels decline progressively with increasing age...
January 10, 2018: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452354/alpha-synuclein-inhibits-snx3-retromer-mediated-retrograde-recycling-of-iron-transporters-in-s-cerevisiae-and-c-elegans-models-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Dhaval Patel, Chuan Xu, Sureshbabu Nagarajan, Zhengchang Liu, Wayne O Hemphill, Runhua Shi, Vladimir N Uversky, Guy A Caldwell, Kim A Caldwell, Stephan N Witt
We probed the role of alpha-synuclein (α-syn) in modulating sorting nexin 3 (Snx3)-retromer-mediated recycling of iron transporters in Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Caenorhabditis elegans. In yeast, the membrane-bound heterodimer Fet3/Ftr1 is the high affinity iron importer. Fet3 is a membrane-bound multicopper ferroxidase, whose ferroxidase domain is orthologous to human ceruloplasmin (Cp), that oxidizes external Fe+2 to Fe+3; the Fe+3 ions then channel through the Ftr1 permease into the cell. When the concentration of external iron is low (< 1 µM), Fet3/Ftr1 is maintained on the plasma membrane by retrograde endocytic-recycling; whereas, when the concentration of external iron is high (> 10 µM), Fet3/Ftr1 is endocytosed and shunted to the vacuole for degradation...
February 14, 2018: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452293/genetic-diversity-and-functional-analysis-of-oipa-gene-in-association-with-other-virulence-factors-among-helicobacter-pylori-isolates-from-iranian-patients-with-different-gastric-diseases
#15
Nastaran Farzi, Abbas Yadegar, Hamid Asadzadeh Aghdaei, Yoshio Yamaoka, Mohammad Reza Zali
Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is one of the most genetically diverse bacterial pathogens that persistently colonizes the human gastric epithelium. This remarkable genomic plasticity may act as a driving force for successful adaptation and persistence of the bacteria in the harsh gastric environment. Outer inflammatory protein A (OipA) encoded by oipA gene (HP0638/hopH) is a member of the outer membrane proteins (OMPs) of H. pylori involved in induction of IL-8 secretion and is associated with development of peptic ulcer and gastric cancer...
February 13, 2018: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452094/evolving-mechanisms-of-vascular-smooth-muscle-contraction-highlight-key-targets-in-vascular-disease
#16
REVIEW
Zhongwei Liu, Raouf A Khalil
Vascular smooth muscle (VSM) plays an important role in the regulation of vascular function. Identifying the mechanisms of VSM contraction has been a major research goal in order to determine the causes of vascular dysfunction and exaggerated vasoconstriction in vascular disease. Major discoveries over several decades have helped to better understand the mechanisms of VSM contraction. Ca 2+ has been established as a major regulator of VSM contraction, and its sources, cytosolic levels, homeostatic mechanisms and subcellular distribution have been defined...
February 13, 2018: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451720/detection-of-membrane-protein-protein-interaction-in-planta-based-on-dual-intein-coupled-tripartite-split-gfp-association
#17
Tzu-Yin Liu, Wen-Chun Chou, Wei-Yuan Chen, Ching-Yi Chu, Chen-Yi Dai, Pei-Yu Wu
Despite a great interest of identification of protein-protein interactions (PPIs) in biological systems, only few attempts have been made for a large-scale PPI screen in planta. Unlike biochemical assays, bimolecular fluorescence complementation (BiFC) allows visualization of the transient and weak PPIs in vivo at the subcellular resolution. However, when the non-fluorescent fragments are highly expressed, the spontaneous and irreversible self-assembly of the split halves can easily generate false positives...
February 16, 2018: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451713/glucose-effectiveness-is-a-critical-pathogenic-factor-leading-to-the-emergence-of-glucose-intolerance-and-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-an-ignored-hypothesis
#18
F P Alford, J E Henriksen, C Rantzau, H Beck-Nielsen
BACKGROUND: Although the ability of glucose to mediate its own in vivo metabolism is long documented, the quantitative measurement of whole body glucose-mediated glucose disposal at basal insulin levels, [glucose effectiveness (GE)], followed the introduction of the Minimal Model IVGTT technique. METHODS: A literature review, combined with our own studies, of the role of GE in glucose metabolism in normal and "at risk" individuals, was undertaken to determine GE's contribution to glucose homeostasis...
February 16, 2018: Diabetes/metabolism Research and Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451499/characterising-the-frequency-response-of-impedance-changes-during-evoked-physiological-activity-in-the-rat-brain
#19
Mayo Faulkner, Sana Hannan, Kirill Y Aristovich, James Avery, David S Holder
&lt;i&gt;Objective&lt;/i&gt;. Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT) can image impedance changes associated with evoked physiological activity in the cerebral cortex using an array of epicortical electrodes. An impedance change is observed as the externally applied current, normally confined to the extracellular space is admitted into the conducting intracellular space during neuronal depolarisation. The response is largest at DC and decreases at higher frequencies due to capacitative transfer of current across the membrane...
February 16, 2018: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451229/m-aaa-proteases-mitochondrial-calcium-homeostasis-and-neurodegeneration
#20
REVIEW
Maria Patron, Hans-Georg Sprenger, Thomas Langer
The function of mitochondria depends on ubiquitously expressed and evolutionary conserved m-AAA proteases in the inner membrane. These ATP-dependent peptidases form hexameric complexes built up of homologous subunits. AFG3L2 subunits assemble either into homo-oligomeric isoenzymes or with SPG7 (paraplegin) subunits into hetero-oligomeric proteolytic complexes. Mutations in AFG3L2 are associated with dominant spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA28) characterized by the loss of Purkinje cells, whereas mutations in SPG7 cause a recessive form of hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP7) with motor neurons of the cortico-spinal tract being predominantly affected...
February 16, 2018: Cell Research
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