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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224194/establishment-and-evaluation-of-an-indirect-immunofluorescence-assay-for-the-detection-of-salmonid-alphavirus
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S Gao, W Shi, Y T Wang, M T Guo, K X Duan, A C Song, G H Lian, Tong Ren, Y J Li, L J Tang, L Sun, M Liu
Salmonid alphaviruses (SAV) severely infects farmed salmonids and rainbow trout. Owing to the recent increase in fish import trade, several SAV-unreported countries, such as China, may face serious threat of this infection. Thus, it is necessary to develop efficient detection methods for the prevention and diagnosis of SAV infection. In this study, we selected a conserved segment of the SAV E1 protein as a target immunogen for the preparation of monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) specific to SAV. A sensitive indirect immunofluorescence (IF) method was developed using 26E9C2 mAb that detected E1 protein and identified subtypes 1, 2 and 5 of SAV...
December 9, 2017: Letters in Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224182/stable-and-rigid-dtpa-like-paramagnetic-tags-suitable-for-in-vitro-and-in-situ-protein-nmr-analysis
#2
Jia-Liang Chen, Yu Zhao, Yan-Jun Gong, Bin-Bin Pan, Xiao Wang, Xun-Cheng Su
Organic synthesis of a ligand with high binding affinities for paramagnetic lanthanide ions is an effective way of generating paramagnetic effects on proteins. These paramagnetic effects manifested in high-resolution NMR spectroscopy are valuable dynamic and structural restraints of proteins and protein-ligand complexes. A paramagnetic tag generally contains a metal chelating moiety and a reactive group for protein modification. Herein we report two new DTPA-like tags, 4PS-PyDTTA and 4PS-6M-PyDTTA that can be site-specifically attached to a protein with a stable thioether bond...
December 9, 2017: Journal of Biomolecular NMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224166/dna-methylation-analysis-from-blood-spots-increasing-yield-and-quality-for-genome-wide-and-locus-specific-methylation-analysis
#3
Akram Ghantous, Hector Hernandez-Vargas, Zdenko Herceg
Blood represents an easily accessible human tissue for numerous research and clinical applications, including surrogate roles for biomarkers of other tissues. Dried blood spots (DBS) are space- and cost-efficient storage forms of blood while stably retaining many of its chemical constituents. Consequently, neonatal DBS are routinely collected in many countries, and their biobanks represent gold mines for research. However, the utility of DBS is restricted by the limited amount and quality of extractable biomolecules (including DNA), especially for genome-wide profiling...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224101/estradiol-regulation-of-brown-adipose-tissue-thermogenesis
#4
Ismael González-García, Manuel Tena-Sempere, Miguel López
Physiologically, estrogens carry out a myriad of functions, the most essential being the regulation of the reproductive axis. Currently, it is also dogmatic that estrogens play an important role modulating energy balance and metabolism. In this sense, it is well known that low estrogens levels, occurring due to ovarian insufficiency, in conditions such as menopause or ovariectomy (OVX), are associated with increased food intake and decreased energy expenditure, leading to weight gain and obesity at long term...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224098/role-of-estrogens-in-the-regulation-of-liver-lipid-metabolism
#5
Brian T Palmisano, Lin Zhu, John M Stafford
Before menopause, women are protected from atherosclerotic heart disease associated with obesity relative to men. Sex hormones have been proposed as a mechanism that differentiates this risk. In this review, we discuss the literature around how the endogenous sex hormones and hormone treatment approaches after menopause regulate fatty acid, triglyceride, and cholesterol metabolism to influence cardiovascular risk.The important regulatory functions of estrogen signaling pathways with regard to lipid metabolism have been in part obscured by clinical trials with hormone treatment of women after menopause, due to different formulations, routes of delivery, and pairings with progestins...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224095/sex-differences-in-muscle-wasting
#6
Lindsey J Anderson, Haiming Liu, Jose M Garcia
With aging and other muscle wasting diseases, men and women undergo similar pathological changes in skeletal muscle: increased inflammation, enhanced oxidative stress, mitochondrial dysfunction, satellite cell senescence, elevated apoptosis and proteasome activity, and suppressed protein synthesis and myocyte regeneration. Decreased food intake and physical activity also indirectly contribute to muscle wasting. Sex hormones also play important roles in maintaining skeletal muscle homeostasis. Testosterone is a potent anabolic factor promoting muscle protein synthesis and muscular regeneration...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224010/microrna-195-suppresses-the-progression-of-pancreatic-cancer-by-targeting-dclk1
#7
Bin Zhou, Chuandong Sun, Xiao Hu, Hanxiang Zhan, Hao Zou, Yujie Feng, Fabo Qiu, Shun Zhang, Liqun Wu, Bingyuan Zhang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Doublecortin-like kinase 1 (DCLK1) is emerging as a tumor-specific stem cell marker in pancreatic cancer (PC). MicroRNA-195 (miR-195) plays an important role in many types of tumors. However, the roles of DCLK1 in cancer and miRNAs that directly regulate DCLK1 have not been elucidated. The goal of this study is to assess the effects of miR-195 on inhibiting DCLK1 and to clarify the regulating mechanism of miR-195-DCLK1 in PC cells. METHODS: The expression of DCLK1 protein and miR-195 in PC tissues and adjacent healthy pancreatic tissues was detected by Western blot and quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR), respectively and the correlation between overall survival of PC patients and expression of DCLK1 was measured by Kaplan-Meier analysis...
December 8, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224008/mirnas-mediate-gdnf-induced-proliferation-and-migration-of-glioma-cells
#8
Bao-Le Zhang, Fu-Lu Dong, Ting-Wen Guo, Xiao-He Gu, Lin-Yan Huang, Dian-Shuai Gao
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) is an important factor promoting invasive glioma growth. This study was performed to reveal a unique mechanism of glioma cell proliferation and migration. METHODS: Human U251 glioma cells were used to screen the optimal GDNF concentration and treatment time to stimulate proliferation and migration. MicroRNA (MiRNA) expression profiles were detected by microarray and confirmed by real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)...
December 8, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223874/the-hypoxia-tolerant-vertebrate-brain-arresting-synaptic-activity
#9
Leslie T Buck, Matthew E Pamenter
The ion channel arrest hypothesis has been the foundation of three decades of research into the underlying mechanisms of hypoxia/anoxia tolerance in several key species, including: painted turtles, goldfish, crucian carp, naked mole rats, and arctic and ground squirrels. The hypothesis originally stated that hypoxia/anoxia tolerant species ought to have fewer ion channels per area membrane and/or mechanisms to regulate the permeability of ions through channels. Today we can add to this and include mechanisms to remove channels from membranes and the expression of low conductance isoforms...
December 6, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part B, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223850/genome-wide-analysis-of-carotenoid-cleavage-oxygenase-genes-and-their-responses-to-various-phytohormones-and-abiotic-stresses-in-apple-malus-domestica
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Hongfei Chen, Xiya Zuo, Hongxia Shao, Sheng Fan, Juanjuan Ma, Dong Zhang, Caiping Zhao, Xiangyan Yan, Xiaojie Liu, Mingyu Han
Carotenoid cleavage oxygenases (CCOs) are able to cleave carotenoids to produce apocarotenoids and their derivatives, which are important for plant growth and development. In this study, 21 apple CCO genes were identified and divided into six groups based on their phylogenetic relationships. We further characterized the apple CCO genes in terms of chromosomal distribution, structure and the presence of cis-elements in the promoter. We also predicted the cellular localization of the encoded proteins. An analysis of the synteny within the apple genome revealed that tandem, segmental, and whole-genome duplication events likely contributed to the expansion of the apple carotenoid oxygenase gene family...
December 5, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223826/modulation-effect-of-double-strand-dna-on-the-self-assembly-of-n-terminal-domain-of-euplotes-octocarinatus-centrin
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Wenlong Zhang, Enxian Shi, Yaqin Zhao, Binsheng Yang
Centrin is a member of the EF-hand super family of calcium-binding proteins, which can behave as a part of damage detector initiated the initiation of nucleotide excision repair (NER). Its self-assembly plays a causative role in fiber contraction associated with the cell division cycle and ciliogenesis. To explore the possible role of DNA in the process of centrin self-assembly, the aggregation properties of N-terminal domain of Euplotes octocarinatus centrin (N-EoCen) in the presence of DNA with or without metal ions are investigated...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223801/the-external-face-of-candida-albicans-a-proteomic-view-of-the-cell-surface-and-the-extracellular-environment
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Ana Gil-Bona, Ahinara Amador-García, Concha Gil, Lucia Monteoliva
The cell surface and secreted proteins are the initial points of contact between Candida albicans and the host. Improvements in protein extraction approaches and mass spectrometers have allowed researchers to obtain a comprehensive knowledge of these external subproteomes. In this paper, we review the published proteomic studies that have examined C. albicans extracellular proteins, including the cell surface proteins or surfome and the secreted proteins or secretome. The use of different approaches to isolate cell wall and cell surface proteins, such as fractionation approaches or cell shaving, have resulted in different outcomes...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223786/the-eukaryotic-translation-initiation-factor-3-subunit-e-binds-to-classical-swine-fever-virus-ns5a-and-facilitates-viral-replication
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Xiaofeng Liu, Xiaoyu Wang, Qian Wang, Mingyang Luo, Huancheng Guo, Wenjie Gong, Changchun Tu, Jinfu Sun
Classical swine fever virus (CSFV) NS5A protein is a multifunctional protein, playing critical roles in viral RNA replication, translation and assembly. To further explore its functions in viral replication, interaction of NS5A with host factors was assayed using a his-tag "pull down" assay coupled with shotgun LC-MS/MS. Host protein translation initiation factor 3 subunit E was identified as a binding partner of NS5A, and confirmed by co-immunoprecipitation and co-localization analysis. Overexpression of eIF3E markedly enhanced CSFV genomic replication, viral protein expression and production of progeny virus, and downregulation of eIF3E by siRNA significantly decreased viral proliferation in PK-15 cells...
December 7, 2017: Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223764/hypoxia-induced-and-hif1%C3%AE-vegf-mediated-tight-junction-dysfunction-in-choriocarcinoma-cells-implications-for-preeclampsia
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Yuan Zhang, Hai-Jun Zhao, Xin-Ru Xia, Fei-Yang Diao, Xiang Ma, Jing Wang, Li Gao, Jie Liu, Chao Gao, Yu-Gui Cui, Jia-Yin Liu
INTRODUCTION: Accumulated data indicate that placental hypoxia is implicated in the pathogenesis of preeclampsia (PE). Tight junction (TJ) is important structure that sustains normal placental barrier function, its dysregulation under hypoxia has been observed. This study was designed to explore hypoxia-induced TJ dysfunction in trophoblast cells and its possible involvement in PE pathophysiology. METHODS: Choriocarcinoma cells were grown in a monolayer and treated with cobalt chloride (CoCl2) to induce hypoxia...
December 6, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223746/bcap-promotes-osteoclast-differentiation-through-regulation-of-the-p38-dependent-creb-signaling-pathway
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Jung Ha Kim, Kabsun Kim, Inyoung Kim, Semun Seong, Keun-Bae Lee, Nacksung Kim
Many studies have determined that PI3K-Akt signaling pathways play important roles in osteoclast differentiation and function. In the present study, we investigated the roles of B-cell adaptor for PI3K (BCAP), which is a PI3K binding molecule, in osteoclasts. Overexpression of BCAP in osteoclast precursor cells enhanced osteoclast differentiation induced by tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) as well as receptor activator of nuclear factor-κB ligand (RANKL). Conversely, osteoclast differentiation mediated by both cytokines was attenuated when BCAP expression was downregulated using small interfering RNA...
December 6, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223644/functional-significance-of-o-glcnac-modification-in-regulating-neuronal-properties
#16
REVIEW
Hongik Hwang, Hyewhon Rhim
Post-translational modifications (PTMs) covalently modify proteins and diversify protein functions. Along with protein phosphorylation, another common PTM is the addition of O-linked β-N-acetylglucosamine (O-GlcNAc) to serine and/or threonine residues. O-GlcNAc modification is similar to phosphorylation in that it occurs to serine and threonine residues and cycles on and off with a similar time scale. However, a striking difference is that the addition and removal of the O-GlcNAc moiety on all substrates are mediated by the two enzymes regardless of proteins, O-GlcNAc transferase (OGT) and O-GlcNAcase (OGA), respectively...
December 6, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223619/differential-effects-of-hepatic-cirrhosis-on-the-intrinsic-clearances-of-sorafenib-and-imatinib-by-cyps-in-human-liver
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Michael Murray, Tina B Gillani, Sussan Ghassabian, Robert J Edwards, Tristan Rawling
The tyrosine kinase inhibitors sorafenib and imatinib are important in the treatment of a range of cancers but adverse effects in some patients necessitate dosage modifications. CYP3A4 has a major role in the oxidation of sorafenib to its N-oxide and N-hydroxymethyl metabolites and also acts in concert with CYP2C8 to mediate imatinib N-demethylation. CYP3A4 expression and function are impaired in patients with advanced liver disease, whereas the functions of CYP2C enzymes are relatively preserved. We evaluated the biotransformation of sorafenib and imatinib in well-characterized microsomal fractions from 17 control subjects and 19 individuals with hepatic cirrhosis of varying severity...
December 6, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223570/regulation-and-role-of-nuclear-factor-e2-related-factor2-nrf2-in-multidrug-resistance-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#18
REVIEW
Bing Tian, Zhen-Ning Lu, Xiu-Li Guo
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) chemoresistance, which is regarded as a kind of stress management reaction to chemotherapy drugs, severely hinders the therapy outcomes of HCC treatment. Stress management is generally achieved by activating certain signal pathways and chemical factors, among which, nuclear factor-E2-related factor2 (Nrf2) is a key factor in HCC chemoresistance formation. Nrf2 is a nuclear factor that coordinates the induction and expression of a battery of genes encoding cytoprotective proteins when participating in the Nrf2antioxidant response element (Nrf2/ARE) pathway, which is one of the most important intracellular antioxidant stress pathways...
December 6, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223566/progress-in-proton-detected-solid-state-nmr-ssnmr-super-fast-2d-ssnmr-collection-for-nano-mole-scale-proteins
#19
Yoshitaka Ishii, Ayesha Wickramasinghe, Isamu Matsuda, Yuki Endo, Yuji Ishii, Yusuke Nishiyama, Takahiro Nemoto, Takayuki Kamihara
Proton-detected solid-state NMR (SSNMR) spectroscopy has attracted much attention due to its excellent sensitivity and effectiveness in the analysis of trace amounts of amyloid proteins and other important biological systems. In this perspective article, we present the recent sensitivity limit of 1H-detected SSNMR using "ultra-fast" magic-angle spinning (MAS) at a spinning rate (νR) of 80-100 kHz. It was demonstrated that the high sensitivity of 1H-detected SSNMR at νR of 100 kHz and fast recycling using the paramagnetic-assisted condensed data collection (PACC) approach permitted "super-fast" collection of 1H-detected 2D protein SSNMR...
November 28, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223539/losartan-suppresses-the-kainate-induced-changes-of-angiotensin-at1-receptor-expression-in-a-model-of-comorbid-hypertension-and-epilepsy
#20
Dimitrinka Atanasova, Jana Tchekalarova, Natasha Ivanova, Zlatina Nenchovska, Ekaterina Pavlova, Nina Atanassova, Nikolai Lazarov
AIMS: Experimental and clinical studies have demonstrated that components of renin-angiotensin system are elevated in the hippocampus in epileptogenic conditions. In the present work, we explored the changes in the expression of angiotensin II receptor, type 1 (AT1 receptor) in limbic structures, as well as the effect of the AT1 receptor antagonist losartan in a model of comorbid hypertension and epilepsy. MAIN METHODS: The expression of AT1 receptors was compared between spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs) and Wistar rats by using immunohistochemistry in the kainate (KA) model of temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE)...
December 6, 2017: Life Sciences
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