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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550736/piperine-attenuates-uv-r-induced-cell-damage-in-human-keratinocytes-via-nf-kb-bax-bcl-2-pathway-an-application-for-photoprotection
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Ankit Verma, Hari N Kushwaha, Ajeet K Srivastava, Saumya Srivastava, Naseem Jamal, Kriti Srivastava, Ratan Singh Ray
Chronic ultraviolet radiation (UV-R) exposure causes skin disorders like erythema, edema, hyperpigmentation, photoaging and photocarcinogenesis. Recent research trends of researchers have focused more attention on the identification and use of photo stable natural agents with photoprotective properties. Piperine (PIP), as a plant alkaloid, is an important constituent present in black pepper (Piper nigrum), used widely in ayurvedic and other traditional medicines and has broad pharmacological properties. The study was planned to photoprotective efficacy of PIP in human keratinocyte (HaCaT) cell line...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550056/biofilm-formation-potential-of-heat-resistant-escherichia-coli-dairy-isolates-and-complete-genome-of-mdr-heat-resistant-strain-fam21845
#2
Roger Marti, Michael Schmid, Sandra Kulli, Kerstin Schneeberger, Javorka Naskova, Susanne Knøchel, Christian H Ahrens, Jörg Hummerjohann
We tested the biofilm formation potential of 30 heat resistant and six heat sensitive E. coli dairy isolates. The production of curli and cellulose, static biofilm formation on polystyrene (PS) and stainless steel, formation of biofilm under dynamic conditions (Bioflux), and initial adhesion rates (IAR) were evaluated. Biofilm formation varied greatly between strains, media and assay. Our results highlight the importance of the experimental setup to determine biofilm formation under conditions of interest, as correlation between different assays was often not given...
May 26, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546910/plants-and-light-manipulation-the-integrated-mineral-system-in-okra-leaves
#3
Maria Pierantoni, Ron Tenne, Vlad Brumfeld, Vladimir Kiss, Dan Oron, Lia Addadi, Steve Weiner
Calcium oxalate and silica minerals are common components of a variety of plant leaves. These minerals are found at different locations within the leaf, and there is little conclusive evidence about the functions they perform. Here tools are used from the fields of biology, optics, and imaging to investigate the distributions of calcium oxalate, silica minerals, and chloroplasts in okra leaves, in relation to their functions. A correlative approach is developed to simultaneously visualize calcium oxalates, silica minerals, chloroplasts, and leaf soft tissue in 3D without affecting the minerals or the organic components...
May 2017: Advanced Science (Weinheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546112/pemphigus-vulgaris-induced-by-5-aminolaevulinic-acid-based-photodynamic-therapy
#4
Qian Zhou, Peiru Wang, Linglin Zhang, Bo Wang, Lei Shi, Uma Keyal, Anil Kumar Bhatta, Guolong Zhang, Xiuli Wang
Pemphigus vulgaris (PV) is an autoimmune disorder resulting from the interaction between autoantibodies and desmoglein. Here, we report a case of PV developed after 5-aminolaevulinic acid-based photodynamic therapy (ALA-PDT). The harmful and deleterious effects of UV radiation on the onset, during course, and perpetuation of PV have been observed for decades. Correlation between reactive oxygen species (ROS) and PV have also been reported. Oxidative proteins, which are modified by ROS, and subsequent production of antibodies by immune system seem to be responsible for PV developed following ALA-PDT...
May 22, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544727/ultraviolet-radiation-accelerates-nras-mutant-melanomagenesis-a-cooperative-effect-blocked-by-sunscreen
#5
Rebecca C Hennessey, Andrea M Holderbaum, Anamaria Bonilla, Conor Delaney, James E Gillahan, Kathleen L Tober, Tatiana M Oberyszyn, Jonathan H Zippin, Christin E Burd
To mitigate melanoma risk, sunscreen use is widely advocated; yet, the ability of sunscreens to prevent melanoma remains controversial. Here, we test the tenet that sunscreens limit melanoma risk by blocking ultraviolet radiation (UV)-induced DNA damage using murine models that recapitulate the genetics and spontaneous evolution of human melanoma. We find that a single, non-erythematous dose of UV dramatically accelerates melanoma onset and increases tumor multiplicity in mice carrying an endogenous, melanocyte-specific NRas(61R) allele...
May 24, 2017: Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542527/genomic-and-transcriptomic-analyses-reveal-adaptation-mechanisms-of-an-acidithiobacillus-ferrivorans-strain-yl15-to-alpine-acid-mine-drainage
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Tangjian Peng, Liyuan Ma, Xue Feng, Jiemeng Tao, Meihua Nan, Yuandong Liu, Jiaokun Li, Li Shen, Xueling Wu, Runlan Yu, Xueduan Liu, Guanzhou Qiu, Weimin Zeng
Acidithiobacillus ferrivorans is an acidophile that often occurs in low temperature acid mine drainage, e.g., that located at high altitude. Being able to inhabit the extreme environment, the bacterium must possess strategies to copy with the survival stress. Nonetheless, information on the strategies is in demand. Here, genomic and transcriptomic assays were performed to illuminate the adaptation mechanisms of an A. ferrivorans strain YL15, to the alpine acid mine drainage environment in Yulong copper mine in southwest China...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542382/uv-b-induced-fibrillization-of-crystallin-protein-mixtures
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Sibel Cetinel, Valentyna Semenchenko, Jae-Young Cho, Mehdi Ghaffari Sharaf, Karim F Damji, Larry D Unsworth, Carlo Montemagno
Environmental factors, mainly oxidative stress and exposure to sunlight, induce the oxidation, cross-linking, cleavage, and deamination of crystallin proteins, resulting in their aggregation and, ultimately, cataract formation. Various denaturants have been used to initiate the aggregation of crystallin proteins in vitro. All of these regimens, however, are obviously far from replicating conditions that exist in vivo that lead to cataract formation. In fact, it is our supposition that only UV-B radiation may mimic the observed in vivo cause of crystallin alteration leading to cataract formation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542368/in-vivo-and-in-vitro-characterization-of-ddrc-a-dna-damage-response-protein-in-deinococcus-radiodurans-bacterium
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Claire Bouthier de la Tour, Martine Mathieu, Laura Meyer, Pauline Dupaigne, Fanny Passot, Pascale Servant, Suzanne Sommer, Eric Le Cam, Fabrice Confalonieri
The bacterium Deinococcus radiodurans possesses a set of Deinococcus-specific genes highly induced after DNA damage. Among them, ddrC (dr0003) was recently re-annotated, found to be in the inverse orientation and called A2G07_00380. Here, we report the first in vivo and in vitro characterization of the corrected DdrC protein to better understand its function in irradiated cells. In vivo, the ΔddrC null mutant is sensitive to high doses of UV radiation and the ddrC deletion significantly increases UV-sensitivity of ΔuvrA or ΔuvsE mutant strains...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539668/local-surface-plasmon-enhanced-polarization-and-internal-quantum-efficiency-of-deep-ultraviolet-emissions-from-algan-based-quantum-wells
#9
Cai Zhang, Ning Tang, Liangliang Shang, Lei Fu, Weiying Wang, Fujun Xu, Xinqiang Wang, Weikun Ge, Bo Shen
We report the enhancement of the polarization and internal quantum efficiency (IQE) of deep-UV LEDs by evaporating Al nanoparticles on the device surface to induce localized surface plasmons (LSPs). The deep-UV LEDs polarization is improved due to part of TM emission turns into TE emission through LSPs coupling. The significantly enhanced IQE is attributed to LSPs coupling, which suppress the participation of delocalized and dissociated excitons to non-radiative recombination process.
May 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537771/atmospheric-constraints-on-the-surface-uv-environment-of-mars-at-3-9%C3%A2-ga-relevant-to-prebiotic-chemistry
#10
Sukrit Ranjan, Robin Wordsworth, Dimitar D Sasselov
Recent findings suggest that Mars may have been a clement environment for the emergence of life and may even have compared favorably to Earth in this regard. These findings have revived interest in the hypothesis that prebiotically important molecules or even nascent life may have formed on Mars and been transferred to Earth. UV light plays a key role in prebiotic chemistry. Characterizing the early martian surface UV environment is key to understanding how Mars compares to Earth as a venue for prebiotic chemistry...
May 24, 2017: Astrobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535250/evidence-for-the-deregulation-of-protein-turnover-pathways-in-atm-deficient-mouse-cerebellum-an-organotypic-study
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Catherine D Kim, Ryan E Reed, Meredith A Juncker, Zhide Fang, Shyamal D Desai
Interferon-stimulated gene 15 (ISG15), an antagonist of the ubiquitin pathway, is elevated in cells and brain tissues obtained from ataxia telangiectasia (A-T) patients. Previous studies reveal that an elevated ISG15 pathway inhibits ubiquitin-dependent protein degradation, leading to activation of basal autophagy as a compensatory mechanism for protein turnover in A-T cells. Also, genotoxic stress (ultraviolet [UV] radiation) deregulates autophagy and induces aberrant degradation of ubiquitylated proteins in A-T cells...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534049/bio-inspired-metal-coordinate-hydrogels-with-programmable-viscoelastic-material-functions-controlled-by-longwave-uv-light
#12
Scott C Grindy, Niels Holten-Andersen
Control over the viscoelastic mechanical properties of hydrogels intended for use as biomedical materials has long been a goal of soft matter scientists. Recent research has shown that materials made from polymers with reversibly associating transient crosslinks are a promising strategy for controlling viscoelasticity in hydrogels, for example leading to systems with precisely tunable mechanical energy-dissipation. We and others have shown that bio-inspired histidine:transition metal ion complexes allow highly precise and tunable control over the viscoelastic properties of transient network hydrogels...
May 23, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527987/studies-of-chitosan-pectin-complexes-exposed-to-uv-radiation
#13
Jolanta Kowalonek
Chitosan and pectin form complexes owing to electrostatic interactions between positively charged amino groups in chitosan and negatively charged carboxylate groups in pectin, which was confirmed by ATR-FTIR spectroscopy and contact angle measurements. Moreover, the formation of these complexes might be associated with the loss of the biopolymers ordering, which resulted in higher surface roughness and lower thermal stability of the complexes in comparison to those of homopolymers. UV rays, used as a sterilizing agent, caused a moderate increase in the surface polarity of the complexes...
May 17, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527426/malvidin-and-cyanidin-derivatives-from-a%C3%A3-ai-fruit-euterpe-oleracea-mart-counteract-uv-a-induced-oxidative-stress-in-immortalized-fibroblasts
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Ganna Petruk, Anna Illiano, Rita Del Giudice, Assunta Raiola, Angela Amoresano, Maria Manuela Rigano, Renata Piccoli, Daria Maria Monti
UV-A radiations are known to induce cellular oxidative stress, leading to premature skin aging. Consumption of açai fruit (Euterpe oleracea Martius) is known to have many health benefits due to its high level of antioxidants. Herein, we analyzed the ability of phenolic compounds extracted from this fruit to attenuate UV-A-induced oxidative stress in immortalized fibroblast. A methanol/water açai extract was fractionated by HPLC and each fraction tested for anti-oxidant stress activity. Immortalized fibroblasts were pre-incubated with açai fractions and then exposed to UV-A radiations...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523598/study-on-the-interaction-of-chromate-with-bovine-serum-albumin-by-spectroscopic-method
#15
Hongguang Cao, Yanli Yi
The interaction between two chromates [sodium chromate (Na2CrO4) and potassium chromate K2CrO4)] and bovine serum albumin (BSA) in physiological buffer (pH 7.4) was investigated by the fluorescence quenching technique. The results of fluorescence titration revealed that two chromates could strongly quench the intrinsic fluorescence of BSA through a static quenching procedure. The apparent binding constants K and number of binding sites n of chromate with BSA were obtained by the fluorescence quenching method...
May 18, 2017: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522541/a-novel-histone-crosstalk-pathway-important-for-regulation-of-uv-induced-dna-damage-repair-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
#16
Anna L Boudoures, Jacob J Pfeil, Elizabeth M Steenkiste, Rachel A Hoffman, Elizabeth A Bailey, Sara E Wilkes, Sarah K Higdon, Jeffrey S Thompson
Histone post-translational modifications play vital roles in a variety of nuclear processes, including DNA repair. It has been previously shown that histone H3K79 methylation is important for the cellular response to DNA damage caused by ultraviolet (UV) radiation, with evidence that specific methylation states play distinct roles in UV repair. Here we report that H3K79 methylation is reduced in response to UV exposure in Saccharomyces cerevisiae This reduction is specific to the dimethylated state, as trimethylation levels are minimally altered by UV exposure...
May 18, 2017: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521479/association-between-non-melanoma-and-melanoma-skin-cancer-rates-vitamin-d-and-latitude
#17
Miguel Rivas, Elisa Rojas, Gloria M Calaf, Marcela Barberán, Claudio Liberman, Marcelo De Paula Correa
Vitamin D synthesis takes place in the skin due to solar ultraviolet-B (UVB) radiation. Several studies have shown the association between low sun exposure, non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) and a lack of vitamin D synthesis. Since such synthesis in the body depends on the exposure of the skin to solar UVB radiation (290-320 nm), experimental measurements of this type of solar radiation are important. Tarapaca University in Arica, Chile, established a solar UV radiation laboratory in 2006 and since then this laboratory has performed systematic experimental solar UVB measurements using a calibrated biometer instrument...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520475/kombucha-multimicrobial-community-under-simulated-spaceflight-and-martian-conditions
#18
O Podolich, I Zaets, O Kukharenko, I Orlovska, O Reva, L Khirunenko, M Sosnin, A Haidak, S Shpylova, E Rabbow, M Skoryk, M Kremenskoy, R Demets, N Kozyrovska, J-P de Vera
Kombucha microbial community (KMC) produces a cellulose-based biopolymer of industrial importance and a probiotic beverage. KMC-derived cellulose-based pellicle film is known as a highly adaptive microbial macrocolony-a stratified community of prokaryotes and eukaryotes. In the framework of the multipurpose international astrobiological project "BIOlogy and Mars Experiment (BIOMEX)," which aims to study the vitality of prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms and the stability of selected biomarkers in low Earth orbit and in a Mars-like environment, a cellulose polymer structural integrity will be assessed as a biomarker and biotechnological nanomaterial...
May 2017: Astrobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520474/survival-of-deinococcus-geothermalis-in-biofilms-under-desiccation-and-simulated-space-and-martian-conditions
#19
Jan Frösler, Corinna Panitz, Jost Wingender, Hans-Curt Flemming, Petra Rettberg
Biofilm formation represents a successful survival strategy for bacteria. In biofilms, cells are embedded in a matrix of extracellular polymeric substances (EPS). As they are often more stress-tolerant than single cells, biofilm cells might survive the conditions present in space and on Mars. To investigate this topic, the bacterium Deinococcus geothermalis was chosen as a model organism due to its tolerance toward desiccation and radiation. Biofilms cultivated on membranes and, for comparison, planktonically grown cells deposited on membranes were air-dried and exposed to individual stressors that included prolonged desiccation, extreme temperatures, vacuum, simulated martian atmosphere, and UV irradiation, and they were exposed to combinations of stressors that simulate space (desiccation + vacuum + UV) or martian (desiccation + Mars atmosphere + UV) conditions...
May 2017: Astrobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518198/photophysical-properties-and-excited-state-dynamics-of-4-7-dithien-2-yl-2-1-3-benzothiadiazole
#20
Alessandro Iagatti, Barbara Patrizi, Andrea Basagni, Agnese Marcelli, Andrea Alessi, Stefano Zanardi, Roberto Fusco, Mario Salvalaggio, Laura Bussotti, Paolo Foggi
The relationships between the photophysics and structural properties of 4,7-dithien-2-yl-2,1,3-benzothiadiazole as a function of solvent polarity are investigated both experimentally and by computational methods. Stationary fluorescence measurements are consistent with a model envisaging the presence of three types of conformers in equilibrium in the ground state. They are characterized by different relative orientations of the thiophene rings. Due to a low rotational barrier, the sample in solution is characterized by a distribution of relative internal orientations...
May 18, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
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