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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344072/osteopontin-metallothionen-i-ii-interactions-in-experimental-autoimmunune-encephalomyelitis
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Hrvoje Jakovac, Tanja Grubić Kezele, Sandra Šućurović, Biserka Mulac-Jeričević, Biserka Radošević-Stašić
Osteopontin (OPN), an extracellular matrix (ECM) glyco-phosphoprotein, plays an important role in autoimmune-mediated demyelinating diseases, including multiple sclerosis and experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE). As an integrin and CD44 binding protein it participates in bidirectional communication between the ECM and target cells and affects transduction pathways that maintain neuronal and immune cells homeostasis. Its biological activity is also heavily influenced by microenvironment, which stimulates the cleavage of OPN and changes its functions...
March 23, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338836/a-novel-pathogenesis-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease-from-the-perspective-of-glyco-immunology
#2
Shinichiro Shinzaki, Hideki Iijima, Hironobu Fujii, Yoshihiro Kamada, Tetsuji Naka, Tetsuo Takehara, Eiji Miyoshi
Oligosaccharide modifications play an essential role in various inflammatory diseases and cancers, but their pathophysiologic roles, especially in inflammation, are not clear. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an intractable chronic inflammatory disorder with an unknown aetiology, and the number of patients with IBD is increasing throughout the world. Certain types of immunosuppressant drugs, such as corticosteroids, are effective for IBD, suggesting that immune function is closely associated with the pathophysiology of IBD...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337966/acid-fast-positive-and-acid-fast-negative-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-the-koch-paradox
#3
Catherine Vilchèze, Laurent Kremer
Acid-fast (AF) staining, also known as Ziehl-Neelsen stain microscopic detection, developed over a century ago, is even today the most widely used diagnostic method for tuberculosis. Herein we present a short historical review of the evolution of AF staining methods and discuss Koch's paradox, in which non-AF tubercle bacilli can be detected in tuberculosis patients or in experimentally infected animals. The conversion of Mycobacterium tuberculosis from an actively growing, AF-positive form to a nonreplicating, AF-negative form during the course of infection is now well documented...
March 2017: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335280/pregnancy-vaccination-with-gold-glyco-nanoparticles-carrying-listeria-monocytogenes-peptides-protects-against-listeriosis-and-brain-and-cutaneous-associated-morbidities
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Ricardo Calderón-Gonzalez, Héctor Terán-Navarro, Elisabet Frande-Cabanes, Eva Ferrández-Fernández, Javier Freire, Soledad Penadés, Marco Marradi, Isabel García, Javier Gomez-Román, Sonsoles Yañez-Díaz, Carmen Álvarez-Domínguez
Listeriosis is a fatal infection for fetuses and newborns with two clinical main morbidities in the neonatal period, meningitis and diffused cutaneous lesions. In this study, we vaccinated pregnant females with two gold glyconanoparticles (GNP) loaded with two peptides, listeriolysin peptide 91-99 (LLO91-99) or glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase 1-22 peptide (GAPDH1-22). Neonates born to vaccinated mothers were free of bacteria and healthy, while non-vaccinated mice presented clear brain affections and cutaneous diminishment of melanocytes...
August 19, 2016: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323046/centaurium-erythraea-methanol-extract-protects-red-blood-cells-from-oxidative-damage-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-rats
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Miloš Đorđević, Mirjana Mihailović, Jelena Arambašić Jovanović, Nevena Grdović, Aleksandra Uskoković, Anja Tolić, Marija Sinadinović, Jovana Rajić, Danijela Mišić, Branislav Šiler, Goran Poznanović, Melita Vidaković, Svetlana Dinić
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Centaurium erythraea Rafn (CE) is a traditional medicinal herb in Serbia with antidiabetic, digestive, antipyretic and antiflatulent effects. AIM OF THE STUDY: To investigate the potential protective effects of the methanol extract of the aerial parts of CE against glyco-oxidative stress in red blood cells (RBCs) in rats with experimentally induced diabetes. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Diabetes was induced in Wistar rats by intraperitoneal (i...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318221/crystal-structure-of-a-homogeneous-igg-fc-glycoform-with-the-n-glycan-designed-to-maximize-the-antibody-dependent-cellular-cytotoxicity
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Chia-Lin Chen, Jen-Chi Hsu, Chin-Wei Lin, Chia-Hung Wang, Ming-Hung Tsai, Chung-Yi Wu, Chi-Huey Wong, Che Ma
N-glycosylation on IgG modulates Fc conformation and effector functions. An IgG-Fc contains a human sialo-complex type (hSCT) glycan of biantennary structure with two α2,6-sialylations and without core-fucosylation is an optimized glycoform developed to enhance the antibody dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC). hSCT modification not only enhances the binding affinity to Fc receptors in the presence of antigen, but also in some cases provides gain-of-function effector activity. We used enzymatic glyco-engineering to prepare an IgG-Fc with homogeneous hSCT attached to each CH2 domain, and solved its crystal structure...
March 20, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302960/development-of-chemical-and-chemo-enzymatic-glycosylations
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Shin-Ichiro Shoda
Glycosidic compounds are indispensable molecules in living systems. Biological phenomena such as cell wall formation, energy storage, and cell recognition strongly depend on the multi-functional characters of these substances. Development of highly regio- and stereoselective glycosylation reactions is necessary to provide sufficient amounts of specific compounds in basic research as well as for applications in industry. This review presents an overview of chemical and chemo-enzymatic glycosylations that have been developed during my forty-year academic career in the field of glyco-science...
2017: Proceedings of the Japan Academy. Series B, Physical and Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271226/determination-of-true-ratios-of-different-n-glycan-structures-in-electrospray-ionization-mass-spectrometry
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Clemens Grünwald-Gruber, Andreas Thader, Daniel Maresch, Thomas Dalik, Friedrich Altmann
An ideal method for the analysis of N-glycans would both identify the isomeric structure and deliver a true picture of the relative, if not absolute, amounts of the various structures in one sample. Porous graphitic carbon chromatography coupled with electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS) detection has emerged as a method with a particularly high potential of resolving isomeric oligosaccharides, but little attention has so far been paid to quantitation of the results obtained. In this work, we isolated a range of structures from Man5 to complex type N-glycans with zero to four sialic acids and blended them into an equimolar "glyco tune mix"...
March 7, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238255/linear-multiepitope-glyco-peptides-for-type-specific-serology-of-herpes-simplex-virus-hsv-infections
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Christian Risinger, Kasper K Sørensen, Knud J Jensen, Sigvard Olofsson, Tomas Bergström, Ola Blixt
Detection of type-specific antibodies is an important and essential part of accurate diagnosis, even in silent carriers of herpes simplex virus (HSV)-1 (oral) and HSV-2 (genital) infections. Serologic assays that identify HSV-1 and HSV-2 type-specific antibodies have been commercially available for more than a decade but often face problems related to cross-reactivity and similar issues. Attempts to identify type-specific peptide epitopes for use in serology for both HSV-1 and HSV-2 have been limited. We recently demonstrated epitope mapping of envelope glycoprotein G2 and identified a type-specific glycopeptide epitope that broadly recognized HSV-2 infected individuals...
March 6, 2017: ACS Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222448/acute-effects-of-viral-exposure-on-p-glycoprotein-function-in-the-mouse-fetal-blood-brain-barrier
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Enrrico Bloise, Sophie Petropoulos, Majid Iqbal, Alisa Kostaki, Tania Maria Ortiga-Carvalho, William Gibb, Stephen G Matthews
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Viral infection during pregnancy is known to affect the fetal brain. The toll-like receptor (TLR)-3 is a pattern recognition receptor activated by viruses known to elicit adverse fetal neurological outcomes. The P-glycoprotein (P-gp) efflux transporter protects the developing fetus by limiting the transfer of substrates across both the placenta and the fetal blood-brain barrier (BBB). As such, inhibition of P-gp at these blood-barrier sites may result in increased exposure of the developing fetus to environmental toxins and xenobiotics present in the maternal circulation...
February 22, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221766/proteoform-profile-mapping-of-the-human-serum-complement-component-c9-revealing-unexpected-new-features-of-n-o-and-c-glycosylation
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Vojtech Franc, Yang Yang, Albert J R Heck
The human complement C9 protein (∼65 kDa) is a member of the complement pathway. It plays an essential role in the membrane attack complex (MAC), which forms a lethal pore on the cellular surface of pathogenic bacteria. Here, we charted in detail the structural microheterogeneity of C9 purified from human blood serum, using an integrative workflow combining high-resolution native mass spectrometry and (glyco)peptide-centric proteomics. The proteoform profile of C9 was acquired by high-resolution native mass spectrometry, which revealed the co-occurrence of ∼50 distinct mass spectrometry (MS) signals...
March 7, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199092/application-of-a-quantitative-lc-ms-multiattribute-method-for-monitoring-site-specific-glycan-heterogeneity-on-a-monoclonal-antibody-containing-two-n-linked-glycosylation-sites
#12
Tian Wang, Lily Chu, Wenzhou Li, Ken Lawson, Izydor Apostol, Tamer Eris
A significant challenge of traditional glycan mapping techniques is that they do not provide site-specific glycosylation information. Therefore, for proteins containing multiple glycosylation sites, the individual glycan species present at a particular site cannot be differentiated from those species present at the other glycosylation sites on the molecule. Quantification of glycoform has previously been demonstrated using a multiattribute method (MAM), which can quantify multiple post-translational modifications including deamidation, oxidation, glycosylation variants, and fragmentation ( Rogers, R...
February 27, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177483/glyco-forum
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March 4, 2017: Glycobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160363/establishment-of-a-tobacco-by2-cell-line-devoid-of-plant-specific-xylose-and-fucose-as-a-platform-for-the-production-of-biotherapeutic-proteins
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Uri Hanania, Tami Ariel, Yoram Tekoah, Liat Fux, Maor Sheva, Yehuda Gubbay, Mara Weiss, Dina Oz, Yaniv Azulay, Albina Turbovski, Yehava Forster, Yoseph Shaaltiel
Plant produced glycoproteins contain N-linked glycans with plant-specific residues of β(1,2)-xylose and core α(1,3)-fucose, which do not exist in mammalian derived proteins. Although our experience with two enzymes that are used for enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) does not indicate that the plant sugar residues have deleterious effects, we made a conscious decision to eliminate these moieties from plant-expressed proteins. We knocked out the β(1,2)-xylosyltranferase (XylT) and the α(1,3)-fucosyltransferase (FucT) genes, using CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing, in Nicotiana...
February 3, 2017: Plant Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134389/glyco-functionalized-dinuclear-rhenium-i-complexes-for-cell-imaging
#15
Alessandro Palmioli, Alessandro Aliprandi, Dedy Septiadi, Matteo Mauro, Anna Bernardi, Luisa De Cola, Monica Panigati
The design, synthesis and photophysical characterization of four new luminescent glycosylated luminophores based on dinuclear rhenium complexes, namely Glyco-Re, are described. The derivatives have the general formula [Re2(μ-Cl)2(CO)6(μ-pydz-R)] (R-pydz = functionalized 1,2-pyridazine), where a sugar residue (R) is covalently bound to the pyridazine ligand in the β position. Different synthetic pathways have been investigated including the so-called neo-glycorandomization procedure, affording stereoselectively glyco-conjugates containing glucose and maltose in a β anomeric configuration...
January 30, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122943/unlocking-cancer-glycomes-from-histopathological-formalin-fixed-and-paraffin-embedded-ffpe-tissue-microdissections
#16
Hannes Hinneburg, Petra Korać, Falko Schirmeister, Slavko Gasparov, Peter H Seeberger, Vlatka Zoldoš, Daniel Kolarich
N- and O-glycans are attractive clinical biomarkers as glycosylation changes in response to diseases. The limited availability of defined clinical specimens impedes glyco-biomarker identification and validation in large patient cohorts. Formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) clinical specimens are the common form of sample preservation in clinical pathology, but qualitative and quantitative N- and O-glycomics of such samples has not been feasible to date. Here, we report a highly sensitive and glycan isomer selective method for simultaneous N- and O-glycomics from histopathological slides...
January 25, 2017: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121145/probing-carbocatalytic-activity-of-carbon-nanodots-for-the-synthesis-of-biologically-active-dihydro-spiro-glyco-quinazolinones-and-aza-michael-adducts
#17
Biju Majumdar, Sonam Mandani, Tamalika Bhattacharya, Daisy Sarma, Tridib K Sarma
Herein, we report the fluorescent carbon dots as an effective and recyclable carbocatalyst for the generation of carbon-heteroatom bond leading to quinazolinone derivatives and aza-Michael adducts under mild reaction conditions. The results establish this nanoscale form of carbon as an alternative carbocatalyst for important acid catalyzed organic transformations. The mild surface acidity of carbon dots imparted by -COOH functionality could effectively catalyze the formation of synthetically challenging spiro/glycoquinazolinones under the present reaction conditions...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102941/synthesis-of-primaquine-glyco-conjugates-as-potential-tissue-schizontocidal-antimalarial-agents
#18
Chandra S Azad, Mridula Saxena, Arif J Siddiqui, Jyoti Bhardwaj, Sunil K Puri, Guru P Dutta, Nity Anand, Anil K Saxena
Primaquine (PQ) is the only drug used to prevent relapse of malaria due to P. vivax and P. ovale, by eradicating the dormant liver form of the parasite (hypnozoites). The side effects associated with PQ limits is uses in treatment of malaria. To overcome the premature oxidative deamination and to increase the life span of drug in the biological system the novel glyco-conjugates of PQ were synthesized by coupling of primaquine with hexoses in phosphate buffer. The saccharide part of the hybrid molecules thought to be direct the drug to the liver, where hypnozoites resides...
January 19, 2017: Chemical Biology & Drug Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101612/abolishment-of-n-glycan-mannosylphosphorylation-in-glyco-engineered-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-by-double-disruption-of-mnn4-and-mnn14-genes
#19
Yeong Hun Kim, Ji-Yeon Kang, Jin Young Gil, Sang-Yoon Kim, Keun Koo Shin, Hyun Ah Kang, Jeong-Yoon Kim, Ohsuk Kwon, Doo-Byoung Oh
Mannosylphosphorylated glycans are found only in fungi, including yeast, and the elimination of mannosylphosphates from glycans is a prerequisite for yeast glyco-engineering to produce human-compatible glycoproteins. In Saccharomyces cerevisiae, MNN4 and MNN6 genes are known to play roles in mannosylphosphorylation, but disruption of these genes does not completely remove the mannosylphosphates in N-glycans. This study was performed to find unknown key gene(s) involved in N-glycan mannosylphosphorylation in S...
January 18, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092404/metformin-vs-myoinositol-which-is-better-in-obese-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-patients-a-randomized-controlled-crossover-study
#20
Valeria Tagliaferri, Daniela Romualdi, Valentina Immediata, Simona De Cicco, Christian Di Florio, Antonio Lanzone, Maurizio Guido
CONTEXT: Due to the central role of metabolic abnormalities in the pathophysiology of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), insulin sensitizing agents have been proposed as a feasible treatment option. OBJECTIVE: To investigate which is the more effective between metformin and myoinositol (MYO) on hormonal, clinical and metabolic parameters in obese patients with PCOS. STUDY DESIGN: Crossover randomized controlled study. PATIENTS: Thirty-four PCOS obese women (age: 25·62 ± 4·7 years; BMI: 32·55 ± 5·67 kg/m(2) ) were randomized to receive metformin (850 mg twice a day) or MYO (1000 mg twice a day) for 6 months...
January 16, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
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