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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822099/insecticide-toxicity-to-the-borer-neoleucinodes-elegantalis-guen%C3%A3-e-lepidoptera-crambidae-developmental-and-egg-laying-effects
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R S Silva, L P Arcanjo, J R S Soares, D O Ferreira, J E Serrão, J C Martins, Á H Costa, M C Picanço
Neoleucinodes elegantalis (Guenée) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) is one of the major pests of solanaceous plants in South America. It is considered a great threat by the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization due to the serious economic damage that it causes on tomato farms; therefore, controlling this pest is a challenging task in South America. Controlling N. elegantalis at the egg stage is the best way to prevent it from damaging crops; however, thorough studies about the effectiveness of chemicals on the different life stages of this insect pest are lacking...
August 18, 2017: Neotropical Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822070/chemical-shift-assignments-for-the-apo-form-of-the-catalytic-domain-the-linker-region-and-the-carbohydrate-binding-domain-of-the-cellulose-active-lytic-polysaccharide-monooxygenase-sclpmo10c
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Gaston Courtade, Zarah Forsberg, Gustav Vaaje-Kolstad, Vincent G H Eijsink, Finn L Aachmann
The apo-form of the 21.4 kDa catalytic domain and the 10.7 kDa carbohydrate binding domain of the AA10 family lytic polysaccharide monooxygenase ScLPMO10C from Streptomyces coelicolor have been isotopically labeled and recombinantly expressed in Escherichia coli. In this paper, we report the (1)H, (13)C, and (15)N chemical shift assignments of each individual domain as well as an ensemble of the assignment for the full-length protein, including its approximately 30-amino acid long linker.
August 18, 2017: Biomolecular NMR Assignments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822038/translocator-protein-pet-imaging-in-a-preclinical-prostate-cancer-model
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Mohammed N Tantawy, H Charles Manning, Todd E Peterson, Daniel C Colvin, John C Gore, Wenfu Lu, Zhenbang Chen, C Chad Quarles
PURPOSE: The identification and targeting of biomarkers specific to prostate cancer (PCa) could improve its detection. Given the high expression of translocator protein (TSPO) in PCa, we investigated the use of [(18)F]VUIIS1008 (a novel TSPO-targeting radioligand) coupled with positron emission tomography (PET) to identify PCa in mice and to characterize their TSPO uptake. PROCEDURES: Pten(pc-/-), Trp53(pc-/-) prostate cancer-bearing mice (n = 9, 4-6 months old) were imaged in a 7T MRI scanner for lesion localization...
August 18, 2017: Molecular Imaging and Biology: MIB: the Official Publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822027/impact-of-orientation-and-flexibility-of-peptide-linkers-on-t-maritima-lipase-tm1350-displayed-on-bacillus-subtilis-spores-surface-using-cotb-as-fusion-partner
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Jawad Ullah, Huayou Chen, Ake Vastermark, Jinru Jia, Bangguo Wu, Zhong Ni, Yilin Le, Hongcheng Wang
Fusion protein construction often requires peptide linkers for prolonged conformation, extended stability and enzyme activity. In this study a series of fusion between Thermotoga maritima lipase Tm1350 and Bacillus subtillis coat protein CotB, comprising of several peptide linkers, with different length, flexibility and orientations were constructed. Effects of temperature, pH and chemicals were examined, on the activity of displayed enzyme. The fusion protein with longer flexible linkers L9 [(GGGGS)4] and L7 (GGGGS-GGGGS-EAAAK-EAAAK-GGGGS-GGGGS) possess 1...
August 18, 2017: World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821804/nos2-deficient-mice-with-hypoxic-necrotizing-lung-lesions-predict-outcomes-of-tuberculosis-chemotherapy-in-humans
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Martin Gengenbacher, Maria A Duque-Correa, Peggy Kaiser, Stefanie Schuerer, Doris Lazar, Ulrike Zedler, Stephen T Reece, Amit Nayyar, Stewart T Cole, Vadim Makarov, Clifton E Barry Iii, Véronique Dartois, Stefan H E Kaufmann
During active TB in humans a spectrum of pulmonary granulomas with central necrosis and hypoxia exists. BALB/c mice, predominantly used in TB drug development, do not reproduce this complex pathology thereby inaccurately predicting clinical outcome. We found that Nos2 (-/-) mice incapable of NO-production in immune cells as microbial defence uniformly develop hypoxic necrotizing lung lesions, widely observed in human TB. To study the impact of hypoxic necrosis on the efficacy of antimycobacterials and drug candidates, we subjected Nos2 (-/-) mice with TB to monotherapy before or after establishment of human-like pathology...
August 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821633/cell-autonomous-cytotoxicity-of-type-i-interferon-response-via-induction-of-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress
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Chrysovalantou Mihailidou, Athanasios G Papavassiliou, Hippokratis Kiaris
The interaction of IFN with specific membrane receptors that transduce death-inducing signals is considered to be the principle mechanism of IFN-induced cytotoxicity. In this study, the classic non-cell-autonomous cytotoxicity of IFN was augmented by cell-autonomous mechanisms that operated independently of the interaction of IFN with its receptors. Cells primed to produce IFN by 5-azacytidine (5-aza) underwent endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress. The chemical chaperones tauroursodeoxycholate (TUDCA) and 4-phenylbutyrate (4-PBA), as well as the iron chelator ciclopirox (CPX), which reduces ER stress, alleviated the cytotoxicity of 5-aza...
August 17, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821630/il-17a-deficiency-mitigates-bleomycin-induced-complement-activation-during-lung-fibrosis
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Ellyse Cipolla, Amanda J Fisher, Hongmei Gu, Elizabeth A Mickler, Manisha Agarwal, Carol A Wilke, Kevin K Kim, Bethany B Moore, Ragini Vittal
Interleukin 17A (IL-17A) and complement (C') activation have each been implicated in the pathogenesis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). We have reported that IL-17A induces epithelial injury via TGF-β in murine bronchiolitis obliterans; that TGF-β and the C' cascade present signaling interactions in mediating epithelial injury; and that the blockade of C' receptors mitigates lung fibrosis. In the present study, we investigated the role of IL-17A in regulating C' in lung fibrosis. Microarray analyses of mRNA isolated from primary normal human small airway epithelial cells indicated that IL-17A (100 ng/ml; 24 h; n = 5 donor lungs) induces C' components (C' factor B, C3, and GPCR kinase isoform 5), cytokines (IL8, -6, and -1B), and cytokine ligands (CXCL1, -2, -3, -5, -6, and -16)...
August 17, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821560/optoacoustic-detection-of-early-therapy-induced-tumor-cell-death-using-a-targeted-imaging-agent
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Bangwen Xie, Michal R Tomaszewski, Andre Neves, Susana Ros, De-En Hu, Sarah McGuire, Stefanie Roshy Mullins, David A Tice, Richard C A Sainson, Sarah E Bohndiek, Robert W Wilkinson, Kevin M Brindle
The development of new treatments and their deployment in the clinic may be assisted by imaging methods that allow an early assessment of treatment response in individual patients. The C2A domain of Synaptotagmin-I (C2Am), which binds to the phosphatidylserine (PS) exposed by apoptotic and necrotic cells, has been developed as an imaging probe for detecting cell death. Multispectral optoacoustic tomography (MSOT) is a real-time and clinically applicable imaging modality that was used here with a near infrared (NIR) fluorophore-labeled C2Am to image tumor cell death in mice treated with a TNF-related apoptosis-inducing ligand receptor 2 (TRAILR2) agonist and with 5-fluorouracil (5-FU)...
August 18, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820476/biosynthesis-of-s-adenosylmethionine-by-magnetically-immobilized-escherichia-coli-cells-highly-expressing-a-methionine-adenosyltransferase-variant
#9
Chunli Yin, Tao Zheng, Xin Chang
S-Adenosylmethionine (SAM) is a natural metabolite having important uses in the treatment of various diseases. To develop a simple and effective way to produce SAM, immobilized Escherichia coli cells highly expressing an engineered variant of methionine adenosyltransferase (MAT) were employed to synthesize SAM. The recombinant I303V MAT variant was successfully produced at approximately 900 mg/L in a 10-L bioreactor and exhibited significantly less product inhibition and had a four-fold higher specific activity (14...
August 18, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820395/chemokine-c-x-c-motif-ligand-1-cxcl1-and-chemokine-c-x-c-motif-ligand-2-cxcl2-modulate-the-activity-of-trpv1-ib4-cultured-rat-dorsal-root-ganglia-neurons-upon-short-term-and-acute-application
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A F Deftu, A Filippi, K Shibsaki, R O Gheorghe, M Chiritoiu, V Ristoiu
CXCL1 and CXCL2 are two chemokines with 78% homology of their sequence. CXCL1 was associated with atopic dermatitis, a highly pruritic skin disease, but it is not clear what is its mechanism of action, while for CXCL2 there are no data about an association with itch sensitivity. CXCL1 and CXCL2 can modulate TRPV1 receptors, which are one of the most important downstream effectors for itch sensitivity, upon short-term (4 h) or long-term (24 h) incubation, but the data are incomplete. Therefore, the aims of this study were to better characterize the short-term effects of CXCL1 and CXCL2 on TRPV1(+)/IB4(+) dorsal root ganglia neurons known to include nociceptor and itch-sensitive neurons, and to obtain new data about the acute application (12 min) of the two chemokines on the same population of neurons...
June 2017: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820265/pressure-induced-polymerization-and-disproportionation-of-li2c2-accompanied-with-irreversible-conductivity-enhancement
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Lijuan Wang, Xiao Dong, Yajie Wang, Haiyan Zheng, Kuo Li, Xing Peng, Ho-Kwang Mao, Changqing Jin, Yufei Meng, Mingquan Huang, Zhisheng Zhao
Li2C2 has the highest theoretical capacity (1400mA•h•g-1) as the electrode material for Li-ion battery, but suffers from low conductivity. Here we found under external pressure its conductivity was irreversibly enhanced by 10^9-fold. To explain that, we performed X-ray diffraction, Raman, IR, Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry and theoretical investigations under external pressure. We found the C22- anions approached to each other and polymerized upon compression, which is responsible for the irreversible enhancement of conductivity...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820259/oxidant-controlled-c-sp2-sp3-h-cross-dehydrogenative-coupling-of-n-heterocycles-with-benzylamines
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Rohit Sharma, Mohd Abdullaha, Sandip B Bharate
Oxidant controlled ionic liquid mediated cross-dehydrogenative coupling (CDC) of benzylamines with N-heterocycles having sp2 or sp3 carbon resulted in the formation of C-benzoylated or alkenylated products. Benzoylation of N-heterocycles occurs via (NH4)2S2O8 catalyzed benzoyl radical formation. An oxidative alkenylation of N-heterocycles having C-sp3 carbon (2-methylaza-arenes) occurs via deamination of benzylamine followed by Csp3-H bond activation in high stereoselectivity. Both benzoylation and alkenylation protocols are metal-free, green, simple, efficient and tolerates wide variety of functional groups...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820255/discovery-of-a-potent-inhibitor-class-with-high-selectivity-towards-clostridial-collagenases
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Esther Schönauer, Andreas Martin Kany, Jörg Haupenthal, Kristina Hüsecken, Isabel Josephin Hoppe, Katrin Voos, Samir Yahiaoui, Brigitta Elsässer, Christian Ducho, Hans Brandstetter, Rolf W Hartmann
Secreted virulence factors like bacterial collagenases are conceptually attractive targets for fighting microbial infections. However, previous attempts to develop potent compounds against these metalloproteases failed to achieve selectivity against human metalloproteases such as MMPs. Using an SPR-based screening complemented with enzyme inhibition assays, we discovered an N-aryl mercaptoacetamide-based inhibitor scaffold that showed submicromolar affinities towards collagenase H (ColH) from the human pathogen Clostridium histolyticum...
August 18, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820230/are-you-ready-crisis-leadership-in-a-hyper-vuca-environment
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Khaldoon H Alkhaldi, Meredith L Austin, Boris A Cura, Darrell Dantzler, Leslie Holland, David L Maples, Jamie C Quarrelles, Robert K Weinkle, Leonard J Marcus
The current hyper-volatile, -uncertain, -complex, and -ambiguous (VUCA) threat environment demands a more cohesive support structure for crisis leaders who may be faced with crises of increasing magnitude and frequency and, in some instances, multiple crisis events simultaneously. The project team investigates the perceptions of crisis leaders regarding establishing a crisis leader advisor position for crisis leaders to benefit from their experience while prosecuting crisis response activities. The team linked hyper-VUCA crises, crisis response frameworks, meta-leadership, crisis leader attributes, and advisor attributes...
March 2017: Journal of Emergency Management: JEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820211/reactivity-of-the-parent-amido-complexes-of-iridium-with-olefins-c-nh2-bond-formation-versus-c-h-activation
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Inmaculada Mena, Pilar García-Orduña, Víctor Polo, Fernando J Lahoz, Miguel A Casado, Luis A Oro
Herein we report on the different chemical reactivity displayed by two mononuclear terminal amido compounds depending on the nature of the coordinated diene. Hence, treatment of amido-bridged iridium complexes [{Ir(μ-NH2)(tfbb)}3] (1; tfbb = tetrafluorobenzobarrelene) with dppp (dppp = bis(diphenylphosphane)propane) leads to the rupture of the amido bridges forming the mononuclear terminal amido compound [Ir(NH2)(dppp)(tfbb)] (3) in the first stage. On changing the reaction conditions, the formation of a C-NH2 bond between the amido moiety and the coordinated diene is observed and a new dinuclear complex [{Ir(1,2-η(2)-4-κ-C12H8F4N)(dppp)}2(μ-dppp)] (4) has been isolated...
August 18, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820180/osteogenesis-imperfecta
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Joan C Marini, Antonella Forlino, Hans Peter Bächinger, Nick J Bishop, Peter H Byers, Anne De Paepe, Francois Fassier, Nadja Fratzl-Zelman, Kenneth M Kozloff, Deborah Krakow, Kathleen Montpetit, Oliver Semler
Skeletal deformity and bone fragility are the hallmarks of the brittle bone dysplasia osteogenesis imperfecta. The diagnosis of osteogenesis imperfecta usually depends on family history and clinical presentation characterized by a fracture (or fractures) during the prenatal period, at birth or in early childhood; genetic tests can confirm diagnosis. Osteogenesis imperfecta is caused by dominant autosomal mutations in the type I collagen coding genes (COL1A1 and COL1A2) in about 85% of individuals, affecting collagen quantity or structure...
August 18, 2017: Nature Reviews. Disease Primers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820111/description-of-actinokineospora-acnipugnans-sp-nov-an-actinomycete-isolated-from-soil-showing-potential-uses-in-cosmetics
#17
Ram Hari Dahal, Dong Seop Shim, Jaisoo Kim
During isolation of soil bacteria having antibacterial functions, an aerobic, Gram-stain-positive, oxidase-negative, catalase-positive bacterium, designated strain R434T, was isolated. Strain R434T showed antimicrobial activity against Propionibacterium acnes and Staphylococcus epidermidis and significant enzyme-inhibitory capability. The diagnostic diamino acid of the cell-wall peptidoglycan was meso-diaminopimelic acid, and the whole-cell sugars were galactose, arabinose and glucose. Phylogenetic analysis based on the 16S rRNA gene sequence revealed that strain R434T formed a lineage within the family Pseudonocardiaceae...
August 18, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819816/a-new-non-radioactive-deoxyhypusine-synthase-assay-adaptable-to-high-throughput-screening
#18
Myung Hee Park, Ajeet Mandal, Swati Mandal, Edith C Wolff
Deoxyhypusine synthase (DHS) catalyzes the post-translational modification of eukaryotic translation factor 5A (eIF5A) by the polyamine, spermidine, that converts one specific lysine residue to deoxyhypusine [N (ε) -4-aminobutyl(lysine)], which is subsequently hydroxylated to hypusine [N (ε) -4-amino-2-hydroxybutyl(lysine)]. Hypusine synthesis represents the most critical function of polyamine. As eIF5A has been implicated in various human diseases, identification of specific inhibitors of hypusine modification is of vital importance...
August 17, 2017: Amino Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819661/a-computational-study-of-the-influence-of-methyl-substituents-on-competitive-ring-closure-to-%C3%AE-and-%C3%AE-lactones
#19
Philippe B Wilson, Ian H Williams
Ring-closure of substituted 2-chlorosuccinates to α- or β-lactones has been studied by means of MP2/6-311+G(d,p)//MP2/6-31+G(d) calculations in water treated as a polarised continuum (PCM) and in vacuum. Optimised geometries have been obtained for 2-chlorosuccinate and its 2-methyl, 3,3-dimethyl, and 2,3,3-trimethyl derivatives, along with the transition structures and products for intramolecular nucleophilic displacement leading to the 3- or 4-membered rings. Relative enthalpies and Gibbs free energies of activation and reaction are presented, along with key geometrical parameters, and changes in electrostatic-potential-derived atomic charges...
August 18, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819583/theoretical-study-of-ni-assisted-c-c-and-c-h-bond-activations-of-propionaldehyde-in-the-gas-phase
#20
Pei-Pei Zhao, Yong-Cheng Wang, Yang Sheng, Yi-Ming Jia
The reactions of Ni(+) with propionaldehyde in the gas phase have been systematically investigated using density functional theory at the B3LYP/def2-TZVP level. The decomposition reaction mechanism has been identified. Our calculations indicated that Ni(+) can assist decomposition of propionaldehyde to form Ni(+)CO and C2H6 through two types of reaction channel: C-C bond activation and C-H bond activation. In addition, charge decomposition analysis (CDA) was carried out to obtain a deeper understanding for orbital interaction of the initial complex...
August 15, 2017: Computational & Theoretical Chemistry
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