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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631015/ask-yeast-how-to-burn-your-fats-lessons-learned-from-the-metabolic-adaptation-to-salt-stress
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Amparo Pascual-Ahuir, Sara Manzanares-Estreder, Alba Timón-Gómez, Markus Proft
Here, we review and update the recent advances in the metabolic control during the adaptive response of budding yeast to hyperosmotic and salt stress, which is one of the best understood signaling events at the molecular level. This environmental stress can be easily applied and hence has been exploited in the past to generate an impressively detailed and comprehensive model of cellular adaptation. It is clear now that this stress modulates a great number of different physiological functions of the cell, which altogether contribute to cellular survival and adaptation...
June 19, 2017: Current Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630000/betaine-aldehyde-dehydrogenase-expression-during-physiological-cardiac-hypertrophy-induced-by-pregnancy
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Jesús Alfredo Rosas-Rodríguez, José Guadalupe Soñanez-Organis, José Arquimides Godoy-Lugo, Juan Alberto Espinoza-Salazar, Cesar Jeravy López-Jacobo, Norma Aurora Stephens-Camacho, Guadalupe González-Ochoa
Betaine Aldehyde Dehydrogenase (betaine aldehyde: NAD(P)(+) oxidoreductase, (E.C. 1.2.1.8; BADH) catalyze the irreversible oxidation of betaine aldehyde (BA) to glycine betaine (GB) and is essential for polyamine catabolism, γ-aminobutyric acid synthesis, and carnitine biosynthesis. GB is an important osmolyte that regulates the homocysteine levels, contributing to a vascular risk factor reduction. In this sense, distinct investigations describe the physiological roles of GB, but there is a lack of information about the GB novo synthesis process and regulation during cardiac hypertrophy induced by pregnancy...
June 16, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627164/thermodynamic-and-structural-adaptation-differences-between-the-mesophilic-and-psychrophilic-lactate-dehydrogenases
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Sergei Khrapunov, Eric P Chang, Robert Callender
The thermodynamics of substrate binding and enzymatic activity of a glycolytic enzyme, lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), from both porcine heart, phLDH (Sus scrofa; a mesophile), and from mackerel icefish, cgLDH (Chamapsocephalus gunnari; a psychrophile), were investigated. Using a novel and quite sensitive fluorescence assay which can distinguish protein conformational changes close and distal from the substrate binding pocket, a reversible global protein structural transition preceding the high-temperature transition (denaturation) was surprisingly found to coincide with a marked change in enzymatic activity for both LDHs...
June 19, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616992/coherent-experimental-and-simulation-approach-to-explore-the-underlying-mechanism-of-denaturation-of-stem-bromelain-in-osmolytes
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Anjeeta Rani, Mohamed Taha, Pannuru Venkatesu, Ming-Jer Lee
Characterization of a protein in the context of its environment is of crucial importance for a complete understanding of its function. Although biophysical techniques provide powerful tools for studying the stability and activity of the enzyme in the presence of various cosolvents, an approach of combining both experimental techniques and molecular dynamic (MD) simulations may lead to the mechanistic insight into the interactions governing the stability of an enzyme. The knowledge of these interactions can be further utilized for range of modifications in the wild form of an enzyme for various pharmaceutical applications...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600691/in-situ-monitoring-of-molecular-changes-during-cell-differentiation-processes-in-marine-macroalgae-through-mass-spectrometric-imaging
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Ralf W Kessler, Anna C Crecelius, Ulrich S Schubert, Thomas Wichard
Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometric imaging (MALDI-MSI) was employed to discriminate between cell differentiation processes in macroalgae. One of the key developmental processes in the algal life cycle is the production of germ cells (gametes and zoids). The gametogenesis of the marine green macroalga Ulva mutabilis (Chlorophyta) was monitored by metabolomic snapshots of the surface, when blade cells differentiate synchronously into gametangia and giving rise to gametes. To establish MSI for macroalgae, dimethylsulfoniopropionate (DMSP), a known algal osmolyte, was determined...
June 10, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595152/an-unexplored-remarkable-pnipam-osmolyte-interaction-study-an-integrated-experimental-and-simulation-approach
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Payal Narang, Suresh B Vepuri, Pannuru Venkatesu, Mahmoud E Soliman
We investigate the aggregation and collapse of water soluble amphiphilic polymer, poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (PNIPAM), in aqueous solution containing variable amount of trehalose, sucrose and sorbitol. The effect of these osmolytes on the coil to globular transition of the PNIPAM is studied by the use of comprehensive biophysical techniques like UV-visible spectroscopy, fluorescence spectroscopy, dynamic light scattering and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). The polarization induced by these additives promotes the collapsed state of PNIPAM at much lower temperature as compared to the pure PNIPAM in aqueous solution...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592272/betaine-promotes-cell-differentiation-of-human-osteoblasts-in-primary-culture
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Isabella Villa, Pamela Senesi, Anna Montesano, Anita Ferraretto, Fernanda Vacante, Alice Spinello, Michela Bottani, Simona Bolamperti, Alessandro Rubinacci, Livio Luzi, Ileana Terruzzi
BACKGROUND: Betaine (BET), a component of many foods, is an essential osmolyte and a source of methyl groups; it also shows an antioxidant activity. Moreover, BET stimulates muscle differentiation via insulin like growth factor I (IGF-I). The processes of myogenesis and osteogenesis involve common mechanisms with skeletal muscle cells and osteoblasts sharing the same precursor. Therefore, we have hypothesized that BET might be effective on osteoblast cell differentiation. METHODS: The effect of BET was tested in human osteoblasts (hObs) derived from trabecular bone samples obtained from waste material of orthopedic surgery...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592159/taurine-prevents-ultraviolet-b-induced-apoptosis-in-retinal-ganglion-cells
#8
Wu Dayang, Pang Dongbo
BACKGROUND: Compatible osmolytes accumulation is an active resistance response in retina under ultraviolet radiation and hypertonicity conditions. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this research is to investigate the protective role of taurine on retina under ultraviolet B radiation. METHODS: Osmolytes transporters was measured by quantitative realtime PCR. Osmolytes uptake was estimated by radioimmunoassay. Cell viability was caculated by MTT assay...
June 7, 2017: Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589277/an-insight-into-salt-stress-tolerance-mechanisms-of-chenopodium-album
#9
Mohsin Tanveer, Adnan Noor Shah
Salt stress is one of the most dramatic abiotic stresses that induce oxidative and osmotic stress simultaneously. Salt stress is known to be more effective in reducing growth and yield of glycophytes; however, halophytes are able to withstand salt stress. Nonetheless, variability exists among different halophytic plants species from different plant families. Chenopodium album belongs to Chenopodiacea family and is known as weed in many regions of world; however, it is a very interesting halophytic plant. Little research has conducted so far by considering C...
June 6, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579535/distributional-shift-of-urea-production-site-from-the-extraembryonic-yolk-sac-membrane-to-the-embryonic-liver-during-the-development-of-cloudy-catshark-scyliorhinus-torazame
#10
Wataru Takagi, Makiko Kajimura, Hironori Tanaka, Kumi Hasegawa, Shuntaro Ogawa, Susumu Hyodo
Urea is an essential osmolyte for marine cartilaginous fishes. Adult elasmobranchs and holocephalans are known to actively produce urea in the liver, muscle and other extrahepatic organs; however, osmoregulatory mechanisms in the developing cartilaginous fish embryo with an undeveloped urea-producing organ are poorly understood. We recently described the contribution of extraembryonic yolk sac membranes (YSM) to embryonic urea synthesis during the early developmental period of the oviparous holocephalan elephant fish (Callorhinchus milii)...
June 1, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A, Molecular & Integrative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567447/comparative-genomic-analysis-reveals-habitat-specific-genes-and-regulatory-hubs-within-the-genus-novosphingobium
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Roshan Kumar, Helianthous Verma, Shazia Haider, Abhay Bajaj, Utkarsh Sood, Kalaiarasan Ponnusamy, Shekhar Nagar, Mallikarjun N Shakarad, Ram Krishan Negi, Yogendra Singh, J P Khurana, Jack A Gilbert, Rup Lal
Species belonging to the genus Novosphingobium are found in many different habitats and have been identified as metabolically versatile. Through comparative genomic analysis, we identified habitat-specific genes and regulatory hubs that could determine habitat selection for Novosphingobium spp. Genomes from 27 Novosphingobium strains isolated from diverse habitats such as rhizosphere soil, plant surfaces, heavily contaminated soils, and marine and freshwater environments were analyzed. Genome size and coding potential were widely variable, differing significantly between habitats...
May 2017: MSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559879/agrobacterium-tumefaciens-mediated-transformation-of-pseudocercospora-fijiensis-to-determine-the-role-of-pfhog1-in-osmotic-stress-regulation-and-virulence-modulation
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Francis Onyilo, Geoffrey Tusiime, Li-Hung Chen, Bryce Falk, Ioannis Stergiopoulos, Jaindra N Tripathi, Wilberforce Tushemereirwe, Jerome Kubiriba, Charles Changa, Leena Tripathi
Black Sigatoka disease, caused by Pseudocercospora fijiensis is a serious constraint to banana production worldwide. The disease continues to spread in new ecological niches and there is an urgent need to develop strategies for its control. The high osmolarity glycerol (HOG) pathway in Saccharomyces cerevisiae is well known to respond to changes in external osmolarity. HOG pathway activation leads to phosphorylation, activation and nuclear transduction of the HOG1 mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs). The activated HOG1 triggers several responses to osmotic stress, including up or down regulation of different genes, regulation of protein translation, adjustments to cell cycle progression and synthesis of osmolyte glycerol...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558283/potassium-and-zinc-increase-tolerance-to-salt-stress-in-wheat-triticum-aestivum-l
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Amin Ullah Jan, Fazal Hadi, Midrarullah, Muhammad Asif Nawaz, Khaista Rahman
Potassium and zinc are essential elements in plant growth and metabolism and plays a vital role in salt stress tolerance. To investigate the physiological mechanism of salt stress tolerance, a pot experiment was conducted. Potassium and zinc significantly minimize the oxidative stress and increase root, shoot and spike length in wheat varieties. Fresh and dry biomass were significantly increased by potassium followed by zinc as compared to control C. The photosynthetic pigment and osmolyte regulator (proline, total phenolic, and total carbohydrate) were significantly enhanced by potassium and zinc...
May 20, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551440/osmolyte-induced-enhancement-of-expression-and-solubility-of-human-dihydrofolate-reductase-an-in-vivo-study
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Naira Rashid, Charu Thapliyal, Pratima Chaudhuri Chattopadhyay
The process of recombinant protein production in E. coli system is often hampered by the formation of insoluble aggregates. Human Dihydrofolate reductase (hDHFR), an enzyme involved in the synthesis of purine, thymidilate and several other amino acids like glycine, methionine and serine is highly aggregation prone. It catalyzes the reduction of dihydrofolate (H2F) in order to regenerate tetrahydrofolate (H4F) utilizing NADPH as a cofactor. We have attempted to ameliorate the production of soluble and functional protein by growing and inducing the cells under osmotic stress condition, in the presence of various osmolytes like glycerol, sorbitol, TMAO, proline and glycine at 37°C...
May 25, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544603/metabolic-reprogramming-of-macrophages-exposed-to-silk-poly-lactic-co-glycolic-acid-and-silica-nanoparticles
#15
Raquel Saborano, Thidarat Wongpinyochit, John D Totten, Blair F Johnston, F Philipp Seib, Iola F Duarte
Monitoring macrophage metabolism in response to nanoparticle exposure provides new insights into biological outcomes, such as inflammation or toxicity, and supports the design of tailored nanomedicines. This paper describes the metabolic signature of macrophages exposed to nanoparticles ranging in diameter from 100 to 125 nm and made from silk, poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) or silica. Nanoparticles of this size and type are currently at various stages of preclinical and clinical development for drug delivery applications...
May 8, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536755/taurine-protects-cardiac-contractility-in-killifish-fundulus-heteroclitus-by-enhancing-sarcoplasmic-reticular-ca-2-cycling
#16
Elenor F Henry, Tyson J MacCormack
Intracellular taurine is abundant in many animals and it influences an array of physiological processes, including osmoregulation, metabolism, and cardiac contractility. Taurine is an important osmolyte in teleost hearts, but its role in stress tolerance, cardiac metabolism, and contractility has not been assessed. The goal of this study was to determine if ventricular taurine concentration changes in response to environmental stress and to characterize its influence on contractility. Cardiac taurine concentrations varied in killifish (Fundulus heteroclitus) but were generally maintained following acute environmental challenges...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Comparative Physiology. B, Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527336/title-potassium-application-regulates-nitrogen-metabolism-and-osmotic-adjustment-in-cotton-gossypium-hirsutum-l-functional-leaf-under-drought-stress
#17
Rizwan Zahoor, Wenqing Zhao, Muhammad Abid, Haoran Dong, Zhiguo Zhou
To evaluate the role of potassium (K) in maintaining nitrogen metabolism and osmotic adjustment development of cotton functional leaves to sustain growth under soil drought and rewatering conditions, the plants of two cotton cultivars Siza 3 (low-K sensitive) and Simian 3 (low-K tolerant), were grown under three different K rates (K0, K1, and K2; 0, 150, and 300kgK2Oha(-1), respectively) and exposed to drought stress with 40±5% soil relative water content (SRWC). The drought stress was applied at flowering stage by withholding water for eight days followed by rewatering to a well-watered level (75±5% SRWC)...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525711/protein-partial-molar-volumes-in-multicomponent-solutions-from-the-perspective-of-inverse-kirkwood-buff-theory
#18
Cesar Calero-Rubio, Curtis Strab, Gregory V Barnett, Christopher J Roberts
Inverse Kirkwood-Buff (KB) solution theory can be used to relate macroscopic quantities with molecular scale interactions and correlation functions, in the form of KB integrals. Protein partial specific volumes ([Formula: see text]) from high-precision density measurements can be used to quantify solvent-solute and solute-solute KB integrals. Currently, general expressions for [Formula: see text] as a function of cosolute concentration (c3) have been provided for only binary and ternary solutions. We derive a general multicomponent expression for [Formula: see text] in terms of the relevant KB integrals for the case of low (infinite dilution) protein concentration but arbitrary cosolute concentrations...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515076/vertically-transmitted-symbionts-as-mechanisms-of-transgenerational-effects
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Pedro E Gundel, Jennifer A Rudgers, Kenneth D Whitney
PREMISE OF THE STUDY: A transgenerational effect occurs when a biotic or abiotic environmental factor acts on a parental individual and thereby affects the phenotype of progeny. Due to the importance of transgenerational effects for understanding plant ecology and evolution, their underlying mechanisms are of general interest. Here, we introduce the concept that inherited symbiotic microorganisms could act as mechanisms of transgenerational effects in plants. METHODS: We define the criteria required to demonstrate that transgenerational effects are microbially mediated and review evidence from the well-studied, vertically transmitted plant-fungal symbiosis (grass-Epichloë spp...
May 17, 2017: American Journal of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512315/midgut-bacteria-in-deltamethrin-resistant-deltamethrin-susceptible-and-field-caught-populations-of-plutella-xylostella-and-phenomics-of-the-predominant-midgut-bacterium-enterococcus-mundtii
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Wenhong Li, Daochao Jin, Caihua Shi, Fengliang Li
Gut bacteria play a significant role in host insect. This study evaluated detail difference of midgut bacteria in deltamethrin-resistant, deltamethrin-susceptible and field-caught populations of diamondback moth, and studied phenomics of the predominant midgut bacterium Enterococcus mundtii. Cultivable bacteria revealed that E. mundtii and Carnobacterium maltaromaticum dominated the bacterial populations from deltamethrin-resistant and deltamethrin-susceptible larval midguts, whereas E. mundtii was predominant in field-caught population...
May 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
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