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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220130/drought-induced-changes-in-growth-osmolyte-accumulation-and-antioxidant-metabolism-of-three-maize-hybrids
#1
Shakeel A Anjum, Umair Ashraf, Mohsin Tanveer, Imran Khan, Saddam Hussain, Babar Shahzad, Ali Zohaib, Farhat Abbas, Muhammad F Saleem, Iftikhar Ali, Long C Wang
Consequences of drought stress in crop production systems are perhaps more deleterious than other abiotic stresses under changing climatic scenarios. Regulations of physio-biochemical responses of plants under drought stress can be used as markers for drought stress tolerance in selection and breeding. The present study was conducted to appraise the performance of three different maize hybrids (Dong Dan 80, Wan Dan 13, and Run Nong 35) under well-watered, low, moderate and SD conditions maintained at 100, 80, 60, and 40% of field capacity, respectively...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212821/cloning-and-molecular-characterization-of-the-betaine-aldehyde-dehydrogenase-involved-in-the-biosynthesis-of-glycine-betaine-in-white-shrimp-litopenaeus-vannamei
#2
María F Delgado-Gaytán, Jesús A Rosas-Rodríguez, Gloria Yepiz-Plascencia, Ciria G Figueroa-Soto, Elisa M Valenzuela-Soto
The enzyme betaine aldehyde dehydrogenase (BADH) catalyzes the irreversible oxidation of betaine aldehyde to glycine betaine (GB), a very efficient osmolyte accumulated during osmotic stress. In this study, we determined the nucleotide sequence of the cDNA for the BADH from the white shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei (LvBADH). The cDNA was 1882 bp long, with a complete open reading frame of 1524 bp, encoding 507 amino acids with a predicted molecular mass of 54.15 kDa and a pI of 5.4. The predicted LvBADH amino acid sequence shares a high degree of identity with marine invertebrate BADHs...
February 14, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208054/high-glucose-induced-hypomethylation-promotes-binding-of-sp-1-to-myo-inositol-oxygenase-implication-in-the-pathobiology-of-diabetic-tubulopathy
#3
Isha Sharma, Rajesh K Dutta, Neel K Singh, Yashpal S Kanwar
The catabolic enzyme myo-inositol oxygenase (MIOX) is expressed in proximal tubules and up-regulated in the diabetic state. Previously, we reported its transcriptional and translation regulation by high glucose (HG), osmolytes, and fatty acids. However, its epigenetic regulation is unknown. Bisulfite sequencing revealed that both human and mouse MIOX promoters, enriched with CpG sites, are hypomethylated and unmethylated under HG ambience and hyperglycemic states associated with increased MIOX expression. Eletrophoretic mobility shift assays revealed increased binding of unmethylated oligos with nucleoproteins of cells maintained under HG...
February 13, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207877/selective-inhibition-of-aggregation-fibrillation-of-bovine-serum-albumin-by-osmolytes-mechanistic-and-energetics-insights
#4
Moumita Dasgupta, Nand Kishore
Bovine serum albumin (BSA) is an important transport protein of the blood and its aggregation/fibrillation would adversely affect its transport ability leading to metabolic disorder. Therefore, understanding the mechanism of fibrillation/aggregation of BSA and design of suitable inhibitor molecules for stabilizing its native conformation, are of utmost importance. The qualitative and quantitative aspects of the effect of osmolytes (proline, hydroxyproline, glycine betaine, sarcosine and sorbitol) on heat induced aggregation/fibrillation of BSA at physiological pH (pH 7...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193731/selective-transport-of-neurotransmitters-and-modulators-by-distinct-volume-regulated-lrrc8-anion-channels
#5
Darius Lutter, Florian Ullrich, Jennifer C Lueck, Stefan Kempa, Thomas J Jentsch
In response to swelling, mammalian cells release chloride and organic osmolytes through VRAC volume-regulated anion channels. VRACs are heteromers of LRRC8A and other LRRC8 isoforms (B-E) which are co-expressed in HEK293 and most other cells. The spectrum of VRAC substrates and its dependence on particular LRRC8 isoforms remains largely unknown. We show that besides the osmolytes taurine and myo-inositol, LRRC8 channels transport the neurotransmitters glutamate, aspartate and GABA and the co-activator D-serine...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186490/atomistic-simulations-indicate-the-c-subunit-ring-of-the-f1fo-atp-synthase-is-not-the-mitochondrial-permeability-transition-pore
#6
Wenchang Zhou, Fabrizio Marinelli, Corrine Nief, José D Faraldo-Gómez
Pathological metabolic conditions such as ischemia induce the rupture of the mitochondrial envelope and the release of pro-apoptotic proteins, leading to cell death. At the onset of this process, the inner mitochondrial membrane becomes depolarized and permeable to osmolytes, due to the opening of a non-selective protein channel of unknown molecular identity. A recent study purports that this channel, referred to as Mitochondrial Permeability Transition Pore (MPTP), is the lumen of the c-subunit ring of the ATP synthase, upon dissociation from the catalytic domain...
February 10, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179395/molecular-physiology-of-freeze-tolerance-in-vertebrates
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Kenneth B Storey, Janet M Storey
Freeze tolerance is an amazing winter survival strategy used by various amphibians and reptiles living in seasonally cold environments. These animals may spend weeks or months with up to ∼65% of their total body water frozen as extracellular ice and no physiological vital signs, and yet after thawing they return to normal life within a few hours. Two main principles of animal freeze tolerance have received much attention: the production of high concentrations of organic osmolytes (glucose, glycerol, urea among amphibians) that protect the intracellular environment, and the control of ice within the body (the first putative ice-binding protein in a frog was recently identified), but many other strategies of biochemical adaptation also contribute to freezing survival...
April 2017: Physiological Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178884/improved-post-thaw-function-and-epigenetic-changes-in-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-cryopreserved-using-multicomponent-osmolyte-solutions
#8
Kathryn Pollock, Rebekah Samsonraj, Amel Dudakovic, Roman Thaler, Aron Stumbras, David McKenna, Peter Dosa, Andre van Wijnen, Allison Hubel
Current methods for freezing mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) result in poor post-thaw function, which limits the clinical utility of these cells. This investigation develops a novel approach to preserve MSCs using combinations of sugars, sugar alcohols and small molecule additives. MSCs frozen using these solutions exhibit improved post-thaw attachment and a more normal alignment of the actin cytoskeleton compared to cells exposed to dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO). Osteogenic and chondrogenic differentiation assays show that cells retain their mesenchymal lineage properties...
February 8, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167033/combined-elevated-temperature-and-soil-waterlogging-stresses-inhibit-cell-elongation-by-altering-osmolyte-composition-of-the-developing-cotton-gossypium-hirsutum-l-fiber
#9
Yinglong Chen, Haimiao Wang, Wei Hu, Shanshan Wang, Youhua Wang, John L Snider, Zhiguo Zhou
Soil waterlogging events and high temperature conditions occur frequently in the Yangtze River Valley, yet the effects of these co-occurring stresses on fiber elongation have received little attention. In the current study, the combined effect of elevated temperature (ET) and soil waterlogging (SW) more negatively affected final fiber length (reduced by 5.4%-11.3%) than either stress alone by altering the composition of osmotically active solutes (sucrose, malate, and K(+)), where SW had the most pronounced effect...
March 2017: Plant Science: An International Journal of Experimental Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164127/renal-expression-and-urinary-excretion-of-na-k-2cl-cotransporter-in-obstructive-nephropathy
#10
Anabel Brandoni, Adriana M Torres
Renal damage due to urinary tract obstruction accounts for up to 30% of acute kidney injury in paediatrics and adults. Bilateral ureteral obstruction (BUO) is associated with polyuria and reduced urinary concentrating capacity. We investigated the renal handling of water and electrolytes together with the renal expression and the urinary excretion of the Na-K-Cl cotransporter (NKCC2) after 1 (BUO-1), 2 (BUO-2), and 7 (BUO-7) days of release of BUO. Immunoblotting and immunohistochemical studies showed that NKCC2 expression was upregulated in apical membranes both from BUO-2 and from BUO-7 rats...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161416/production-of-glucosyl-glycerol-by-immobilized-sucrose-phosphorylase-options-for-enzyme-fixation-on-a-solid-support-and-application-in-microscale-flow-format
#11
Juan M Bolivar, Christiane Luley-Goedl, Ernestine Leitner, Thornthan Sawangwan, Bernd Nidetzky
2-O-(α-d-Glucopyranosyl)-sn-glycerol (αGG) is a natural osmolyte. αGG is produced industrially for application as an active cosmetic ingredient. The biocatalytic process involves a selective transglucosylation from sucrose to glycerol catalyzed by sucrose phosphorylase (SPase). Here we examined immobilization of SPase (from Leuconostoc mesenteroides) on solid support with the aim of enabling continuous production of αGG. By fusing SPase to the polycationic binding module Zbasic2 we demonstrated single-step noncovalent immobilization of the enzyme chimera to different porous supports offering an anionic surface...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149990/trimethylamine-n-oxide-its-hydration-structure-surface-activity-and-biological-function-viewed-by-vibrational-spectroscopy-and-molecular-dynamics-simulations
#12
Tatsuhiko Ohto, Johannes Hunger, Ellen H G Backus, Wataru Mizukami, Mischa Bonn, Yuki Nagata
The osmolyte molecule trimethylamine-N-oxide (TMAO) stabilizes the structure of proteins. As functional proteins are generally found in aqueous solutions, an important aspect of this stabilization is the interaction of TMAO with water. Here, we review, using vibrational spectroscopy and molecular dynamics simulations, recent studies on the structure and dynamics of TMAO with its surrounding water molecules. This article ends with an outlook on the open questions on TMAO-protein and TMAO-urea interactions in aqueous environments...
February 2, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133564/osmolyte-regulation-by-tonebp-nfat5-during-anoxia-recovery-and-dehydration-rehydration-stresses-in-the-freeze-tolerant-wood-frog-rana-sylvatica
#13
Rasha Al-Attar, Yichi Zhang, Kenneth B Storey
BACKGROUND: The wood frog, Rana sylvatica, tolerates freezing as a means of winter survival. Freezing is considered to be an ischemic/anoxic event in which oxygen delivery is significantly impaired. In addition, cellular dehydration occurs during freezing because water is lost to extracellular compartments in order to promote freezing. In order to prevent severe cell shrinkage and cell death, it is important for the wood frog to have adaptive mechanisms for osmoregulation. One important mechanism of cellular osmoregulation occurs through the cellular uptake/production of organic osmolytes like sorbitol, betaine, and myo-inositol...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131961/the-antarctic-yeast-candida-sake-understanding-cold-metabolism-impact-on-wine
#14
Lidia Ballester-Tomás, Jose A Prieto, Jose V Gil, Marcelo Baeza, Francisca Randez-Gil
Current winemaking trends include low-temperature fermentations and using non-Saccharomyces yeasts as the most promising tools to produce lower alcohol and increased aromatic complexity wines. Here we explored the oenological attributes of a C. sake strain, H14Cs, isolated in the sub-Antarctic region. As expected, the cold sea water yeast strain showed greater cold growth, Na(+)-toxicity resistance and freeze tolerance than the S. cerevisiae QA23 strain, which we used as a commercial wine yeast control. C. sake H14Cs was found to be more sensitive to ethanol...
January 22, 2017: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131868/optimized-conditions-for-preserving-stability-and-integrity-of-porcine-circovirus-type2-virus-like-particles-during-long-term-storage
#15
Naidong Wang, Yan Zhang, Xinnuo Lei, Wanting Yu, Yang Zhan, Dongliang Wang, Jiaxin Zhang, Aibing Wang, Lehui Xiao, Ping Jiang, Yi Yang
Although porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) virus-like particles (VLPs) have been successfully harvested from various protein expression systems, conditions to promote their stability and integrity during long-term storage have not been well defined since only the intact VLPs, instead of the monomeric capsid protein (Cap), can induce neutralizing antibodies in pigs in previous studies. In this study, freshly prepared PCV2 VLPs were stored in several media (various concentrations of NaCl, sorbitol, sucrose and trehalose) at three temperatures (4°C, -20°C and -80°C) and their stability and integration were evaluated after 7 month...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Virological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119187/effect-of-mammalian-kidney-osmolytes-on-the-folding-pathway-of-sheep-serum-albumin
#16
Mohammad Aasif Dar, Asimul Islam, Md Imtaiyaz Hassan, Faizan Ahmad
Recently, we had published that urea-induced denaturation curves of optical properties of sheep serum albumin (SSA) are biphasic with a stable intermediate that has characteristics of molten globule (MG) state. In this study, we have extended the work by carrying out urea- and guanidinium chloride (GdmCl)-induced denaturations of SSA in the presence of naturally occurring mammalian kidney osmolytes, namely, sorbitol, myo-inositol and glycine betaine. We have observed that all these osmolytes (i) transform this biphasic transition into a co-operative, two-state transition and (ii) increase the stability of the protein in terms of midpoint of denaturation (Cm) and Gibbs free energy change in the absence of both denaturants (ΔGD(0))...
April 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117010/inhibition-of-p53-mutant-peptide-aggregation-in-vitro-by-cationic-osmolyte-acetylcholine-chloride
#17
Zhaolin Chen, Mathumai Kanapathipillai
Mutations of tumor suppressor protein p53 are present in almost about 50% of all cancers. It has been reported that the p53 mutations cause aggregation and subsequent loss of p53 function, leading to cancer progression. Here in this study we focus on the inhibitory effects of cationic osmolyte molecules acetylcholine chloride, and choline on an aggregation prone 10 amino acid p53 mutant peptide WRPILTIITL, and the corresponding wildtype peptide RRPILTIITL in vitro. The characterization tools used for this study include Thioflavin- T (ThT) induced fluorescence, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), congo red binding, turbidity, dynamic light scattering (DLS), and cell viability assays...
January 23, 2017: Protein and Peptide Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116386/tmao-and-urea-in-the-hydration-shell-of-the-protein-snase
#18
Nikolai Smolin, Vladimir P Voloshin, Alexey V Anikeenko, Alfons Geiger, Roland Winter, Nikolai N Medvedev
We performed all-atom MD simulations of the protein SNase in aqueous solution and in the presence of two major osmolytes, trimethylamine-N-oxide (TMAO) and urea, as cosolvents at various concentrations and compositions and at different pressures and temperatures. The distributions of the cosolvent molecules and their orientation in the surroundings of the protein were analyzed in great detail. The distribution of urea is largely conserved near the protein. It varies little with pressure and temperature, and does practically not depend on the addition of TMAO...
January 24, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102930/modulation-of-the-thermodynamic-signatures-of-an-rna-thermometer-by-osmolytes-and-salts
#19
Mimi Gao, Loana Arns, Roland Winter
Folding of ribonucleic acids (RNAs) is driven by several factors, such as base pairing and stacking, chain entropy, and ion-mediated electrostatics, which have been studied in great detail. However, the power of background molecules in the cellular milieu is often neglected. Herein, we study the effect of common osmolytes on the folding equilibrium of a hairpin-structured RNA and, using pressure perturbation, provide novel thermodynamic and volumetric insights into the modulation mechanism. The presence of TMAO causes an increased thermal stability and a more positive volume change for the helix-to-coil transition, whereas urea destabilizes the hairpin and leads to an increased expansibility of the unfolded state...
January 19, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102497/regulated-partitioning-of-fixed-carbon-14-c-sodium-na-potassium-k-and-glycine-betaine-determined-salinity-stress-tolerance-of-gamma-irradiated-pigeonpea-cajanus-cajan-l-millsp
#20
Pankaj Kumar, Vasundhara Sharma, Chobhe Kapil Atmaram, Bhupinder Singh
Soil salinity is a major constraint that limits legume productivity. Pigeonpea is a salt sensitive crop. Seed gamma irradiation at a very low dose (2.5 Gy) is known to enhance seedling establishment, plant growth and yield of cereals and other crops. The present study conducted using two genetically diverse varieties of pigeonpea viz., Pusa-991 and Pusa-992 aimed at establishing the role of pre-sowing seed gamma irradiation at 0, 0.0025, 0.005, 0.01, 0.02, 0.05 and 0.1 kGy on plant growth, seed yield and seed quality under salt stress at 0, 80 and 100 mM NaCl (soil solution EC equivalent 1...
January 19, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
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