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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339489/human-subtilisin-kexin-isozyme-1-ski-1-site-1-protease-s1p-regulates-cytoplasmic-lipid-droplet-abundance-a-potential-target-for-indirect-acting-anti-dengue-virus-agents
#1
Anastasia Hyrina, Fanrui Meng, Steven J McArthur, Sharlene Eivemark, Ivan R Nabi, François Jean
Viral hijacking and manipulation of host-cell biosynthetic pathways by human enveloped viruses are shared molecular events essential for the viral lifecycle. For Flaviviridae members such as hepatitis C virus and dengue virus (DENV), one of the key subsets of cellular pathways that undergo manipulation is the lipid metabolic pathways, underlining the importance of cellular lipids and, in particular, lipid droplets (LDs) in viral infection. Here, we hypothesize that targeting cellular enzymes that act as key regulators of lipid homeostasis and LD formation could represent a powerful approach to developing a novel class of broad-spectrum antivirals against infection associated with all DENV serotypes (1-4) circulating around the world...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335454/porcine-rotaviruses-epidemiology-immune-responses-and-control-strategies
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Anastasia N Vlasova, Joshua O Amimo, Linda J Saif
Rotaviruses (RVs) are a major cause of acute viral gastroenteritis in young animals and children worldwide. Immunocompetent adults of different species become resistant to clinical disease due to post-infection immunity, immune system maturation and gut physiological changes. Of the 9 RV genogroups (A-I), RV A, B, and C (RVA, RVB, and RVC, respectively) are associated with diarrhea in piglets. Although discovered decades ago, porcine genogroup E RVs (RVE) are uncommon and their pathogenesis is not studied well...
March 18, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334892/inhibition-of-homologous-phosphorolytic-ribonucleases-by-citrate-may-represent-an-evolutionarily-conserved-communicative-link-between-rna-degradation-and-central-metabolism
#3
Carlanne M Stone, Louise E Butt, Joshua C Bufton, Daniel C Lourenco, Darren M Gowers, Andrew R Pickford, Paul A Cox, Helen A Vincent, Anastasia J Callaghan
Ribonucleases play essential roles in all aspects of RNA metabolism, including the coordination of post-transcriptional gene regulation that allows organisms to respond to internal changes and environmental stimuli. However, as inherently destructive enzymes, their activity must be carefully controlled. Recent research exemplifies the repertoire of regulatory strategies employed by ribonucleases. The activity of the phosphorolytic exoribonuclease, polynucleotide phosphorylase (PNPase), has previously been shown to be modulated by the Krebs cycle metabolite citrate in Escherichia coli...
March 3, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334742/recognition-but-no-repair-of-abasic-site-in-single-stranded-dna-by-human-ribosomal-us3-protein-residing-within-intact-40s-subunit
#4
Anastasia S Grosheva, Dmitry O Zharkov, Joachim Stahl, Alexander V Gopanenko, Alexey E Tupikin, Marsel R Kabilov, Dmitri M Graifer, Galina G Karpova
Isolated human ribosomal protein uS3 has extra-ribosomal functions including those related to base excision DNA repair, e.g. AP lyase activity that nicks double-stranded (ds) DNA 3΄ to the abasic (AP) site. However, the ability of uS3 residing within ribosome to recognize and cleave damaged DNA has never been addressed. Here, we compare interactions of single-stranded (ss) DNA and dsDNA bearing AP site with human ribosome-bound uS3 and with the isolated protein, whose interactions with ssDNA were not yet studied...
January 30, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334288/genome-sequencing-and-comparative-analysis-of-three-hypermucoviscous-klebsiella-pneumoniae-strains-isolated-in-russia
#5
Angelina A Kislichkina, Anastasia I Lev, Ekaterina V Komisarova, Nadezhda K Fursova, Vera P Myakinina, Tatiana N Mukhina, Alexander A Bogun, Nikolay V Volozhantsev
The prevalence and characteristics of hypermucoviscous (HV) strains among Klebsiella pneumoniae isolated in Russian hospitals were investigated. The HV strains were accounted for 11% K. pneumoniae isolates collected on the period from 2011 to 2016, and were characterized by belonging to K1, K2, K20 and K57 serotypes. Whole genome sequences (WGSs) of K. pneumoniae HV clinical strains KPi261 (SCPM-O-B-7850) and KPB4010 (SCPM-O-B-7846) belonging to K1 and K2 capsular types, as well as WGSs of K. pneumoniae strain KPM9 (SCPM-O-B-7749) of K20 capsular type isolated from freshwater were completed...
March 9, 2017: Pathogens and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333455/an-unusual-%C3%AE-carbon-hydroxylation-of-proline-promotes-active-site-maturation
#6
Vasiliki E Fadouloglou, Stavroula Balomenou, Michalis Aivaliotis, Dina Kotsifaki, Sofia Arnaouteli, Anastasia Tomatsidou, Georgios Efstathiou, Nikos Kountourakis, Sofia Miliara, Marianna Griniezaki, Aleka Tsalafouta, Spiros A Pergantis, Ivo G Boneca, Nicholas M Glykos, Vassilis Bouriotis, Michael Kokkinidis
The full extent of proline (Pro) hydroxylation has yet to be established, as it is largely unexplored in bacteria. We describe here a so far unknown Pro hydroxylation activity which occurs in active sites of polysaccharide deacetylases (PDAs) from bacterial pathogens, modifying the protein backbone at the Cα atom of a Pro residue to produce 2-hydroxyproline (2-Hyp). This process modifies with high specificity a conserved Pro, shares with the deacetylation reaction the same active site and one cata-lytic residue and utilizes molecular oxygen as source for the hydroxyl group oxygen of 2-Hyp...
March 23, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333290/evolution-of-the-genome-3d-organization-comparison-of-fused-and-segregated-globin-gene-clusters
#7
Anastasia P Kovina, Natalia V Petrova, Ekaterina S Gushchanskaya, Konstantin V Dolgushin, Evgeny S Gerasimov, Aleksandra A Galitsyna, Alexey A Penin, Ilya M Flyamer, Elena S Ioudinkova, Alexey A Gavrilov, Yegor S Vassetzky, Sergey V Ulianov, Olga V Iarovaia, Sergey V Razin
The genomes are folded in a complex three-dimensional (3D) structure. Some features of this organization are common for all eukaryotes, but little is known about its evolution. Here we have studied the 3D organization and regulation of zebrafish globin domain and compared its organization and regulation with those of other vertebrate species. In birds and mammals, the alpha- and beta-globin genes are segregated into separate clusters located on different chromosomes and organized into chromatin domains of different types, whereas in cold-blooded vertebrates, including Danio rerio, alpha- and beta-globin genes are organized into common clusters...
March 7, 2017: Molecular Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332708/dual-specificity-tyrosine-phosphorylation-regulated-kinase-2-regulates-osteoclast-fusion-in-a-cell-heterotypic-manner
#8
Gali Guterman-Ram, Milena Pesic, Ayelet Orenbuch, Tal Czeiger, Anastasia Aflalo, Noam Levaot
Monocyte fusion into osteoclasts, bone resorbing cells, plays a key role in bone remodeling and homeostasis; therefore, aberrant cell fusion may be involved in a variety of debilitating bone diseases. Research in the last decade has led to the discovery of genes that regulate osteoclast fusion, but the basic molecular and cellular regulatory mechanisms underlying the fusion process are not completely understood. Here, we reveal a role for Dyrk2 in osteoclast fusion. We demonstrate that Dyrk2 down regulation promotes osteoclast fusion, whereas its overexpression inhibits fusion...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330991/limb-flexion-induced-twist-and-associated-intramural-stresses-in-the-human-femoropopliteal-artery
#9
Anastasia Desyatova, William Poulson, Paul Deegan, Carol Lomneth, Andreas Seas, Kaspars Maleckis, Jason MacTaggart, Alexey Kamenskiy
High failure rates of femoropopliteal artery (FPA) interventions are often attributed to severe mechanical deformations that occur with limb movement. Torsion of the FPA likely plays a significant role, but is poorly characterized and the associated intramural stresses are currently unknown. FPA torsion in the walking, sitting and gardening postures was characterized in n = 28 in situ FPAs using intra-arterial markers. Principal mechanical stresses and strains were quantified in the superficial femoral artery (SFA), adductor hiatus segment (AH) and the popliteal artery (PA) using analytical modelling...
March 2017: Journal of the Royal Society, Interface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330720/attenuation-of-uvr-induced-vitamin-d3-synthesis-in-a-mouse-model-deleted-for-keratinocyte-lathosterol-5-desaturase
#10
Anastasia M Makarova, Saloni Pasta, Gordon Watson, Cedric Shackleton, Ervin H Epstein
The lower risk of some internal cancers at lower latitudes has been linked to greater sun exposure and consequent higher levels of ultraviolet radiation (UVR)-produced vitamin D3 (D3). To separate the experimental effects of sunlight and of all forms of D3, a mouse in which UVR does not produce D3 would be useful. To this end we have generated mice carrying a modified allele of sterol C5-desaturase (Sc5d), the gene encoding the enzyme that converts lathosterol to 7-dehydrocholesterol (7-DHC), such that Sc5d expression can be inactivated using the Cre/lox site-specific recombination system...
March 19, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329165/four-genome-wide-association-studies-identify-new-extreme-longevity-variants
#11
Paola Sebastiani, Anastasia Gurinovich, Harold Bae, Stacy Andersen, Alberto Malovini, Gil Atzmon, Francesco Villa, Aldi T Kraja, Danny Ben-Avraham, Nir Barzilai, Annibale Puca, Thomas T Perls
The search for the genetic determinants of extreme human longevity has been challenged by the phenotype's rarity and its nonspecific definition by investigators. To address these issues, we established a consortium of four studies of extreme longevity that contributed 2,070 individuals who survived to the oldest one percentile of survival for the 1900 U.S. birth year cohort. We conducted various analyses to discover longevity-associated variants (LAV) and characterized those LAVs that differentiate survival to extreme age at death (eSAVs) from those LAVs that become more frequent in centenarians because of mortality selection (eg, survival to younger years)...
March 15, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329136/chronic-resveratrol-treatment-inhibits-mrc5-fibroblast-sasp-related-protumoral-effects-on-melanoma-cells
#12
Beatrice Menicacci, Anna Laurenzana, Anastasia Chillà, Francesca Margheri, Silvia Peppicelli, Elisabetta Tanganelli, Gabriella Fibbi, Lisa Giovannelli, Mario Del Rosso, Alessandra Mocali
Cellular senescence is related to organismal aging and is observed after DNA damaging cancer therapies, that induce tumor-suppressive modifications, but it is characterized by a strong increase in secreted factors, termed the "senescence-associated secretory phenotype" (SASP). Particularly, SASP from stroma senescent fibroblasts creates a cancer-favoring microenvironment, providing targets for anti-cancer interventions. In the present article, chronic treatment (5 weeks) with 5 µM resveratrol has been used to modulate senescence-related protumoral features of MRC5 fibroblasts, reducing SASP-related interleukins IL1α, IL1β, IL6, and IL8; transforming-growth-factor-β (TGFβ); matrix metallo-proteinases MMP3 and MMP2; urokinase plasminogen activator (uPA); receptor proteins uPAR, IL6R, insulin growth factor receptor-1 (IGF-1R), TGFβ-R2, and CXCR4...
January 20, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328593/fetal-monitor-as-precordial-doppler-in-neuroanesthesia
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John R Cormack, Anastasia Mellios, Desmond McGlade
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 15, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328212/cu-ii-based-paramagnetic-probe-to-study-rna-protein-interactions-by-nmr
#14
Leah M Seebald, Christopher M DeMott, Srivathsan Ranganathan, Papa Nii Asare Okai, Anastasia Glazunova, Alan Chen, Alexander Shekhtman, Maksim Royzen
Paramagnetic NMR techniques allow for studying three-dimensional structures of RNA-protein complexes. In particular, paramagnetic relaxation enhancement (PRE) data can provide valuable information about long-range distances between different structural components. For PRE NMR experiments, oligonucleotides are typically spin-labeled using nitroxide reagents. The current work describes an alternative approach involving a Cu(II) cyclen-based probe that can be covalently attached to an RNA strand in the vicinity of the protein's binding site using "click" chemistry...
March 22, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328206/ligand-induced-conformational-change-of-insulin-regulated-aminopeptidase-insights-on-catalytic-mechanism-and-active-site-plasticity
#15
Anastasia Mpakali, Emmanuel Saridakis, Karl Harlos, Yuguang Zhao, Paraskevi Kokkala, Dimitris Georgiadis, Petros Giastas, Athanasios Papakyriakou, Efstratios Stratikos
Insulin-regulated aminopeptidase (IRAP) is an enzyme with several important biological functions that is known to process a large variety of different peptidic substrates although the mechanism behind this wide specificity is not clearly understood. We describe a crystal structure of IRAP in complex with a recently developed bioactive and selective inhibitor at 2.53 Å resolution. In the presence of this inhibitor the enzyme adopts a novel conformation in which domains II and IV are juxtaposed, forming a hollow structure that excludes external solvent access to the catalytic center...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326140/synthesis-and-optical-properties-of-new-5-aryl-substituted-2-5-bis-3-decyl-2-2-bithiophen-5-yl-1-3-4-oxadiazoles
#16
Anastasia Sergeevna Kostyuchenko, Tatyana Yu Zheleznova, Anton Jaroslavovich Stasyuk, Aleksandra Kurowska, Wojciech Domagala, Adam Pron, Alexander S Fisyuk
New photoluminescent donor-acceptor-donor (DAD) molecules, namely 5'-aryl-substituted 2,5-bis(3-decyl-2,2'-bithiophen-5-yl)-1,3,4-oxadiazoles were prepared by palladium-catalyzed coupling from readily available compounds such as ethyl 3-decyl-2,2'-bithiophene-5-carboxylate and aryl halides. The obtained compounds feature increasing bathochromic shifts in their emission spectra with increasing aryl-substituent size yielding blue to bluish-green emissions. At the same time, their absorption spectra are almost independent from the identity of the terminal substituent with λmax values ranging from 395 to 405 nm...
2017: Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326039/estrone-sulfate-transport-and-steroid-sulfatase-activity-in-colorectal-cancer-implications-for-hormone-replacement-therapy
#17
Lorna C Gilligan, Ali Gondal, Vivien Tang, Maryam T Hussain, Anastasia Arvaniti, Anne-Marie Hewitt, Paul A Foster
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) affects the incidence and potential progression of colorectal cancer (CRC). As HRT primarily consists of estrone sulfate (E1S), understanding whether this conjugated estrogen is transported and metabolized in CRC will define its potential effect in this malignancy. Here, we show that a panel of CRC cell lines (Colo205, Caco2, HCT116, HT-29) have steroid sulfatase (STS) activity, and thus can hydrolyze E1S. STS activity is significantly higher in CRC cell lysate, suggesting the importance of E1S transport in intracellular STS substrate availability...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325759/predicting-the-targeting-of-tail-anchored-proteins-to-subcellular-compartments-in-mammalian-cells
#18
Joseph L Costello, Inês G Castro, Fátima Camões, Tina A Schrader, Doug McNeall, Jing Yang, Evdokia-Anastasia Giannopoulou, Sílvia Gomes, Vivian Pogenberg, Nina A Bonekamp, Daniela Ribeiro, Matthias Wilmanns, Gregory Jedd, Markus Islinger, Michael Schrader
Tail-anchored (TA) proteins contain a single transmembrane domain (TMD) at the C-terminus which anchors them to the membranes of organelles where they mediate critical cellular processes. Accordingly, mutations in genes encoding TA proteins have been identified in a number of severe inherited disorders. Despite the importance of correctly targeting a TA protein to its appropriate membrane, the mechanisms and signals involved are not fully understood. In this study we identify additional peroxisomal TA proteins, discover more proteins which are shared by multiple organelles and reveal that a combination of TMD hydrophobicity and tail charge determines targeting to distinct organelle locations in mammals...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325500/mitochondrial-reactive-oxygen-species-are-involved-in-chemoattractant-induced-oxidative-burst-and-degranulation-of-human-neutrophils-in-vitro
#19
Nina Vorobjeva, Anastasia Prikhodko, Ivan Galkin, Olga Pletjushkina, Roman Zinovkin, Galina Sud'ina, Boris Chernyak, Boris Pinegin
Activation of neutrophils is accompanied by the oxidative burst, exocytosis of various granule types (degranulation) and a delay in spontaneous apoptosis. The major source of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in human neutrophils is NADPH oxidase (NOX2), however, other sources of ROS also exist. Although the function of ROS is mainly defensive, they can also play a regulatory role in cell signaling. However, the contribution of various sources of ROS in these processes is not clear. We investigated a possible role of mitochondria-derived ROS (mtROS) in the regulation of neutrophil activation induced by chemoattractant fMLP in vitro...
March 10, 2017: European Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323423/bioinspired-layer-by-layer-microcapsules-based-on-cellulose-nanofibers-with-switchable-permeability
#20
Thomas Paulraj, Anastasia V Riazanova, Kun Yao, Richard L Andersson, Anette Müllertz, Anna J Svagan
Green, all-polysaccharide based microcapsules with mechanically robust capsule walls and fast, stimuli-triggered and switchable permeability behaviour show great promise in applications based on selective and timed permeability. Taking cue from nature, the build-up and composition of plant primary cell wall inspired the capsule wall assembly, because the primary cell walls in plants exhibit high mechanical properties despite being in a highly hydrated state, primarily owing to cellulose microfibrils. The microcapsules (16 ± 4 µm in diameter) were fabricated using the Layer-by-Layer technique on sacrificial CaCO3 templates, using plant polysaccharides (pectin, cellulose nanofibers and xyloglucan) only...
March 21, 2017: Biomacromolecules
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