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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793198/assessment-of-cu-sub-lethal-toxicity-lc-50-in-the-cold-water-gorgonian-dentomuricea-meteor-under-a-deep-sea-mining-activity-scenario
#1
Inês Martins, António Godinho, Joana Goulart, Marina Carreiro-Silva
Previous aquaria-based experiments have shown dissolution and leaching of metals, especially copper (Cu), from the simulated sediment plumes generated during mining activities resulting in a pronounced increase of Cu contamination in the surrounding seawater. Metals are bioavailable to corals with food, through ingestion (particulate phase) and through tissue-facilitated transport (passive diffusion). With corals being particularly vulnerable to metal contamination, resuspension of metal-bearing sediments during mining activities represents an important ecological threat...
May 21, 2018: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793178/nrf2-p-glycoprotein-axis-is-associated-with-clinicopathological-characteristics-in-colorectal-cancer
#2
Mohammad Reza Sadeghi, Farhad Jeddi, Narges Soozangar, Mohammad Hossein Somi, Masoud Shirmohamadi, Vahid Khaze, Nasser Samadi
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide. Activation of ABCB1 gene and its main product, P-glycoprotein, is the common reason for chemoresistance. The nuclear factor-erythroid 2-related factor2 (Nrf2) is directly regulated by Kelch like ECH-associated protein1 (Keap1). In addition, Nrf2 is a key transcriptional factor that regulates efflux transporters, including P-gp. The aim of this study was to investigate the expression levels of Nrf2, Keap1 and ABCB1 in the biopsy samples and their association with clinicopathological features in CRC patients...
May 21, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793047/transcript-profiling-of-salt-tolerant-tobacco-mutants-generated-via-mutation-breeding
#3
Özge Çelik, Aybüke Ekşioğlu, Enes Yağız Akdaş
The main aim of the study is to identify the genes differentially, predominantly or specifically expressed in salt tolerant tobacco mutants, improved from Akhisar 97 and İzmir Özbaş varieties via mutation breeding, with respect to unstressed control plants. Seven tobacco mutants which have different salt tolerance capacities were evaluated by Gene Fishing analysis. Under stress conditions differentially expressed 100 reproducible bands were identified (74 of up-regulated and 20 of down-regulated while 6 were unknown)...
May 21, 2018: Gene Expression Patterns: GEP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793024/sedimentary-record-of-plutonium-in-the-north-yellow-sea-and-the-response-to-catchment-environmental-changes-of-inflow-rivers
#4
Yihong Xu, Shaoming Pan, Jianhua Gao, Xiaolin Hou, Yongfu Ma, Yongpei Hao
Plutonium (Pu) isotopes were first determined in surface and core sediment samples collected from the northern North Yellow Sea (NYS) to elucidate their source terms and deposition process as well as the response to catchment environmental changes of inflow rivers. 240 Pu/239 Pu atom ratios in all sediments showed the typical global fallout value of ∼0.18 without any influences from the nuclear weapons tests conducted recently in the North Korea or early in the Pacific Proving Ground. The large variation of 239+240 Pu activities (0...
May 18, 2018: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792932/cystine-glutamate-transporter-system-x-c-is-involved-in-nitric-oxide-production-in-mouse-peritoneal-macrophages
#5
Sho Kobayashi, Shinji Hamashima, Takujiro Homma, Mami Sato, Ryosuke Kusumi, Shiro Bannai, Junich Fujii, Hideyo Sato
The amino acid transport system xc - is important for maintaining intracellular glutathione levels and extracellular redox balance. The main component of system xc - , xCT, is strongly induced by various stimuli, including oxidative stress and bacterial lipopolysaccharides (LPS) in macrophages. In the present study, we investigated the production of nitric oxide by LPS-stimulated mouse peritoneal macrophages isolated from both xCT-deficient and wild-type mice. After culturing macrophages in the presence of LPS for 24-48 h, nitrite levels in the medium of xCT-deficient macrophages were significantly decreased compared to that of wild-type cells...
May 21, 2018: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792821/exhaustive-exercise-induced-oxidative-stress-alteration-of-erythrocyte-oxygen-release-capacity
#6
Yanlian Xiong, Yanlei Xiong, Yueming Wang, Yajin Zhao, Yaojin Li, Yang Ren, Ruofeng Wang, Mingzi Zhao, Yitong Hao, Haibei Liu, Xiang Wang
The aim of the present study is to explore the effect of exhaustive running exercise (ERE) in the oxygen release capacity of rat erythrocytes. Rats were divided into sedentary control (C), moderate running exercise (MRE) and exhaustive running exercise groups. The thermodynamics and kinetics properties of the erythrocyte oxygen release process of different groups were tested. We also determined the degree of band-3 oxidative and phosphorylation, anion transport activity and carbonic anhydrase isoform II(CAII) activity...
May 24, 2018: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792687/co-mobility-of-gabarap-and-phosphatidylinositol-4-kinase-2a-on-cytoplasmic-vesicles
#7
Yan Chen, Hui-Qiao Sun, John P Eichorst, Joseph P Albanesi, Helen Yin, Joachim D Mueller
We previously reported that recruitment of the Type IIA phosphatidylinositol 4-kinase (PI4K2A) to autophagosomes by GABARAP, a member of the Atg8 family of autophagy-related proteins, is important for autophagosome-lysosome fusion. Because both PI4K2A and GABARAP have also been implicated in the intracellular trafficking of plasma membrane receptors in the secretory/endocytic pathway, we characterized their interaction in cells under non-autophagic conditions. Fluorescence fluctuation spectroscopy measurements revealed that GABARAP exists predominantly as a cytosolic monomer in live cells, but is recruited to small cytoplasmic vesicles upon overexpression of PI4K2A...
May 24, 2018: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792673/recent-advances-on-sodium-oxygen-batteries-a-chemical-perspective
#8
Hossein Yadegari, Xueliang Sun
Releasing greenhouse gases into the atmosphere because of widespread use of fossil fuels by humankind has resulted in raising the earth's temperature during the past few decades. Known as global warming, increasing the earth's temperature may in turn endanger civilization on the earth by starting a cycle of environmental changes including climate change and sea level rise. Therefore, replacing fossil fuels with more sustainable energy resources has been considered as one of the main strategies to tackle the global warming crisis...
May 24, 2018: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792412/facet-dependent-kinetics-and-energetics-of-hematite-for-solar-water-oxidation-reactions
#9
Wei Li, Ke R Yang, Xiahui Yao, Yumin He, Qi Dong, Gary W Brudvig, Victor S Batista, Dunwei Wang
The performance of a photoelectrochemical (PEC) system is highly dependent on the charge separation, transport and transfer characteristics at the photoelectrode|electrolyte interface. Of the factors that influence the charge behaviors, the crystalline facets of the semiconductor in contact with the electrolyte play an important role but has been poorly studied previously. Here, we present a study aimed at understanding how the different facets of hematite affect the charge separation and transfer behaviors in a solar water oxidation reaction...
May 24, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792324/photochemical-formation-and-transformation-of-birnessite-effects-of-cations-on-micromorphology-and-crystal-structure
#10
Tengfei Zhang, Lihu Liu, WenFeng Tan, Steven L Suib, Guohong Qiu, Fan Liu
As important components with excellent oxidation and adsorption activity in soils and sediments, manganese oxides affect the transportation and fate of nutrients and pollutants in natural environments. In this work, birnessite was formed by photocatalytic oxidation of Mn2+aq in the presence of nitrate under solar irradiation. The effects of concentrations and species of interlayer cations (Na+, Mg2+, and K+) on birnessite crystal structure and micromorphology were investigated. The roles of adsorbed Mn2+ and pH in the transformation of the photosynthetic birnessite were further studied...
May 24, 2018: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792307/putative-vaccine-candidates-and-drug-targets-identified-by-reverse-vaccinology-and-subtractive-genomics-approaches-to-control-haemophilus-ducreyi-the-causative-agent-of-chancroid
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Alissa de Sarom, Arun Kumar Jaiswal, Sandeep Tiwari, Letícia de Castro Oliveira, Debmalya Barh, Vasco Azevedo, Carlo Jose Oliveira, Siomar de Castro Soares
Chancroid is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by the Gram-negative bacterium Haemophilus ducreyi The control of chancroid is difficult and the only current available treatment is antibiotic therapy; however, antibiotic resistance has been reported in endemic areas. Owing to recent outbreaks of STIs worldwide, it is important to keep searching for new treatment strategies and preventive measures. Here, we applied reverse vaccinology and subtractive genomic approaches for the in silico prediction of potential vaccine and drug targets against 28 strains of H...
May 2018: Journal of the Royal Society, Interface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792217/hypoargininemia-exacerbates-airway-hyperresponsiveness-in-a-mouse-model-of-asthma
#12
Roy H E Cloots, Matthew E Poynter, Els Terwindt, Wouter H Lamers, S Eleonore Köhler
BACKGROUND: Asthma is a chronic respiratory condition, with airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR) and inflammation as hallmarks. The hypothesis that the substantially increased expression of arginase 1 in activated macrophages limits the availability of L-arginine for nitric oxide synthesis, and thus increases AHR in lungs of mice with experimentally induced allergic asthma was recently refuted by several studies. In the present study, we tested the hypothesis that, instead, a low circulating concentration of arginine aggravates AHR in the same murine asthma model...
May 23, 2018: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792136/zinc-dependent-histone-deacetylase-inhibitors-in-cancer-therapeutics-recent-update
#13
Panagiotis I Georgianos, Maria Divani, Theodoros Eleftheriadis, Peter R Mertens, Vassilios Liakopoulos
BACKGROUND: Despite optimal management of diabetic kidney disease (DKD) with intensive glycemic control and administration of agents blocking the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone-system, the residual risk for nephropathy progression to end-stage-renal-disease (ESRD) remains high. Sodium-glucose co-transporter type 2 (SGLT-2)-inhibitors represent a newly-introduced anti-diabetic drug class with pleiotropic actions extending above their glucose-lowering efficacy. Herein, we provide an overview of preclinical and clinical-trial evidence supporting a protective effect of SGLT-2 inhibitors on DKD...
May 23, 2018: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791976/a-cipk-protein-kinase-targets-sucrose-transporter-mdsut2-2-at-ser-254-for-phosphorylation-to-enhance-salt-tolerance
#14
Qi-Jun Ma, Mei-Hong Sun, Hui Kang, Jing Lu, Chun-Xiang You, Yu-Jin Hao
Soil salinity is one of the major abiotic stressors that negatively affect crop growth and yield. Salt stress can regulate antioxidants and the accumulation of osmoprotectants. In the study, a sucrose transporter MdSUT2.2 was identified in apple. Overexpression of MdSUT2.2 gene increased salt tolerance in the transgenic apple, compared with the WT control 'Gala'. In addition, it was found that protein MdSUT2.2 was phosphorylated at Ser254 site in response to salt. A DUAL membrane yeast hybridization system through an apple cDNA library demonstrated that a protein kinase MdCIPK13 interacted with MdSUT2...
May 23, 2018: Plant, Cell & Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791853/p27-kip1-modulates-axonal-transport-by-regulating-%C3%AE-tubulin-acetyltransferase-1-stability
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Giovanni Morelli, Aviel Even, Ivan Gladwyn-Ng, Romain Le Bail, Michal Shilian, Juliette D Godin, Elise Peyre, Bassem A Hassan, Arnaud Besson, Jean-Michel Rigo, Miguel Weil, Bert Brône, Laurent Nguyen
The protein p27Kip1 plays roles that extend beyond cell-cycle regulation during cerebral cortex development, such as the regulation of neuronal migration and neurite branching via signaling pathways that converge on the actin and microtubule cytoskeletons. Microtubule-dependent transport is essential for the maturation of neurons and the establishment of neuronal connectivity though synapse formation and maintenance. Here, we show that p27Kip1 controls the transport of vesicles and organelles along the axon of mice cortical projection neurons in vitro...
May 22, 2018: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791845/equilibrative-nucleoside-transporter-3-regulates-t-cell-homeostasis-by-coordinating-lysosomal-function-with-nucleoside-availability
#16
Chin-Wen Wei, Chia-Ying Lee, Ding-Jin Lee, Chang-Feng Chu, Ju-Chu Wang, Tien-Chiao Wang, Wann-Neng Jane, Zee-Fen Chang, Chuen-Miin Leu, Ivan L Dzhagalov, Chia-Lin Hsu
T cells are a versatile immune cell population responding to challenges by differentiation and proliferation followed by contraction and memory formation. Dynamic metabolic reprogramming is essential for T cells to meet the biosynthetic needs and the reutilization of biomolecules, processes that require active participation of metabolite transporters. Here, we show that equilibrative nucleoside transporter 3 (ENT3) is highly expressed in peripheral T cells and has a key role in maintaining T cell homeostasis by supporting the proliferation and survival of T cells...
May 22, 2018: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791803/bacteria-activated-janus-particles-driven-by-chemotaxis
#17
Zihan Huang, Pengyu Chen, Guo-Long Zhu, Ye Yang, Ziyang Xu, Li-Tang Yan
In the development of biocompatible nano/micro-motors for drug and cargo delivery, motile bacteria represent an excellent energy source for biomedical applications. Despite intense research of the fabrication of bacteria-based motors, how to effectively utilize the instinctive responses of bacteria to environmental stimuli in the fabrication process, particularly, chemotaxis, remains an urgent and critical issue. Here, by developing a molecular-dynamics model of bacterial chemotaxis, we present an investigation of the transport of a bacteria-activated Janus particle driven by chemotaxis...
May 23, 2018: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791756/interactions-between-insulin-and-diet-on-striatal-dopamine-uptake-kinetics-in-rodent-brain-slices
#18
Jyoti C Patel, Melissa A Stouffer, Maria Mancini, Charles Nicholson, Kenneth D Carr, Margaret E Rice
Diet influences dopamine transmission in motor- and reward-related basal ganglia circuitry. In part, this reflects diet-dependent regulation of circulating and brain insulin levels. Activation of striatal insulin receptors amplifies axonal dopamine release in brain slices, and regulates food preference in vivo. The effect of insulin on dopamine release is indirect, and requires striatal cholinergic interneurons that express insulin receptors. However, insulin also increases dopamine uptake by promoting dopamine transporter (DAT) surface expression, which counteracts enhanced dopamine release...
May 23, 2018: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791245/pi-3-5-p-2-controls-vacuole-potassium-transport-to-support-cellular-osmoregulation
#19
Zachary N Wilson, Amber L Scott, Robin D Dowell, Greg Odorizzi
Lysosomes are dynamic organelles with critical roles in cellular physiology. The lysosomal signaling lipid phosphatidylinositol 3,5-bisphosphate (PI(3,5)P2 ) is a key regulator that has been implicated to control lysosome ion homeostasis, but the scope of ion transporters targeted by PI(3,5)P2 and the purpose of this regulation is not well understood. Through an unbiased screen in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, we identified loss-of-function mutations in the vacuolar H+ -ATPase (V-ATPase) and in Vnx1, a vacuolar monovalent cation/proton antiporter, as suppressor mutations that relieve the growth defects and osmotic swelling of vacuoles (lysosomes) in yeast lacking PI(3,5)P2 ...
May 23, 2018: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791142/reassessment-of-the-transport-mechanism-of-the-human-zinc-transporter-slc39a2
#20
Marie Christine Franz, Jonai Pujol-Gimenez, Nicolas Montalbetti, Miguel Fernandez-Tenorio, Timothy R DeGrado, Ernst Niggli, Michael F Romero, Matthias A Hediger
The human zinc transporter SLC39A2, also known as ZIP2, was shown to mediate zinc transport that could be inhibited at pH values below 7.0 and stimulated by HCO3-, suggesting a Zn2+/HCO3- cotransport mechanism (1). In contrast, recent experiments in our laboratory indicated that the functional activity of ZIP2 increases at acidic pH (2). The present study was therefore designed to reexamine the findings on the pH-dependence and to extend the functional characterization of ZIP2. Our current results show that ZIP2-mediated transport is modulated by extracellular pH, but independent of the H+ driving force...
May 23, 2018: Biochemistry
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