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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223411/pentraxin-3-is-a-pi3k-signaling-target-that-promotes-stem-cell-like-traits-in-basal-like-breast-cancers
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Clémence Thomas, Whitney Henry, Benjamin G Cuiffo, Anthony Y Collmann, Elisabetta Marangoni, Vanessa Benhamo, Manoj K Bhasin, Cheng Fan, Laetitia Fuhrmann, Albert S Baldwin, Charles Perou, Anne Vincent-Salomon, Alex Toker, Antoine E Karnoub
Basal-like breast cancers (BLBCs) exhibit hyperactivation of the phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K) signaling pathway because of the frequent mutational activation of the PIK3CA catalytic subunit and the genetic loss of its negative regulators PTEN (phosphatase and tensin homolog) and INPP4B (inositol polyphosphate-4-phosphatase type II). However, PI3K inhibitors have had limited clinical efficacy in BLBC management because of compensatory amplification of PI3K downstream signaling loops. Therefore, identification of critical PI3K mediators is paramount to the development of effective BLBC therapeutics...
February 21, 2017: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212019/complete-nutrient-removal-coupled-to-nitrous-oxide-production-as-a-bioenergy-source-by-denitrifying-polyphosphate-accumulating-organisms
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Han Gao, Miaomiao Liu, James S Griffin, Longcheng Xu, Da Xiang, Yaniv D Scherson, Wen-Tso Liu, George F Wells
Coupled Aerobic-anoxic Nitrous Decomposition Operation (CANDO) is a promising emerging bioprocess for wastewater treatment that enables direct energy recovery from nitrogen (N) in three steps: (1) ammonium oxidation to nitrite; (2) denitrification of nitrite to nitrous oxide (N2O); and (3) N2O conversion to N2 with energy generation. However, CANDO does not currently target phosphorus (P) removal. Here, we demonstrate that denitrifying polyphosphate accumulating organism (PAO) enrichment cultures are capable of catalyzing simultaneous biological N and P removal coupled to N2O generation in a 2nd generation CANDO process, CANDO+P...
February 17, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199889/polyphosphate-and-myofibrillar-protein-extract-promote-transglutaminase-mediated-enhancements-of-rheological-and-textural-properties-of-pse-pork-meat-batters
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Tomasz Lesiow, Gregg K Rentfrow, Youling L Xiong
The objective of this study was to improve the rheological (storage modulus G'; phase angle δ) and textural (hardness; breaking force) properties of nitrite-cured sausage batters prepared from pale, soft, exudative (PSE) pork with microbial transglutaminase (TG) using isolated myofibrillar protein (MP) or MP extracted by sodium tripolyphosphate (TPP) as substrates. While TG alone significantly enhanced G', δ and hardness, its combination with TPP was more pronounced as these product quality parameters were increased to the level equal to that of the counterpart batter made from normal (red, firm, non-exudative, RFN) pork...
February 5, 2017: Meat Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196852/inpp4b-and-pten-loss-leads-to-pi-3-4-p2-accumulation-and-inhibition-of-pi3k-in-tnbc
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Darien E Reed, Kevan M Shokat
: Triple-negative breast cancer [TNBC, lacks expression of estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR) and amplification of HER2/Neu] remains one of the most aggressive subtypes, affects the youngest patients and still lacks an effective targeted therapy(1,2). Both phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase (PI3K)-α and -β contribute to oncogenesis of solid tumors, including the development of breast cancer(3). Inositol polyphosphate-4-phosphatase type II (INPP4B) catalyzes the removal of the 4'-phosphate of phosphatidylinositol-(3,4-bisphosphate (PI-3,4-P2) creating phosphatidylinositol-3-phosphate(4)...
February 14, 2017: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190459/mutations-in-inpp5k-cause-a-form-of-congenital-muscular-dystrophy-overlapping-marinesco-sj%C3%A3-gren-syndrome-and-dystroglycanopathy
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Daniel P S Osborn, Heather L Pond, Neda Mazaheri, Jeremy Dejardin, Christopher J Munn, Khaloob Mushref, Edmund S Cauley, Isabella Moroni, Maria Barbara Pasanisi, Elizabeth A Sellars, R Sean Hill, Jennifer N Partlow, Rebecca K Willaert, Jaipreet Bharj, Reza Azizi Malamiri, Hamid Galehdari, Gholamreza Shariati, Reza Maroofian, Marina Mora, Laura E Swan, Thomas Voit, Francesco J Conti, Yalda Jamshidi, M Chiara Manzini
Congenital muscular dystrophies display a wide phenotypic and genetic heterogeneity. The combination of clinical, biochemical, and molecular genetic findings must be considered to obtain the precise diagnosis and provide appropriate genetic counselling. Here we report five individuals from four families presenting with variable clinical features including muscular dystrophy with a reduction in dystroglycan glycosylation, short stature, intellectual disability, and cataracts, overlapping both the dystroglycanopathies and Marinesco-Sjögren syndrome...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190456/mutations-in-inpp5k-encoding-a-phosphoinositide-5-phosphatase-cause-congenital-muscular-dystrophy-with-cataracts-and-mild-cognitive-impairment
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Manuela Wiessner, Andreas Roos, Christopher J Munn, Ranjith Viswanathan, Tamieka Whyte, Dan Cox, Benedikt Schoser, Caroline Sewry, Helen Roper, Rahul Phadke, Chiara Marini Bettolo, Rita Barresi, Richard Charlton, Carsten G Bönnemann, Osório Abath Neto, Umbertina C Reed, Edmar Zanoteli, Cristiane Araújo Martins Moreno, Birgit Ertl-Wagner, Rolf Stucka, Christian De Goede, Tamiris Borges da Silva, Denisa Hathazi, Margherita Dell'Aica, René P Zahedi, Simone Thiele, Juliane Müller, Helen Kingston, Susanna Müller, Elizabeth Curtis, Maggie C Walter, Tim M Strom, Volker Straub, Kate Bushby, Francesco Muntoni, Laura E Swan, Hanns Lochmüller, Jan Senderek
Phosphoinositides are small phospholipids that control diverse cellular downstream signaling events. Their spatial and temporal availability is tightly regulated by a set of specific lipid kinases and phosphatases. Congenital muscular dystrophies are hereditary disorders characterized by hypotonia and weakness from birth with variable eye and central nervous system involvement. In individuals exhibiting congenital muscular dystrophy, early-onset cataracts, and mild intellectual disability but normal cranial magnetic resonance imaging, we identified bi-allelic mutations in INPP5K, encoding inositol polyphosphate-5-phosphatase K...
February 8, 2017: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186404/inositol-pyrophosphate-specificity-of-the-spx-dependent-polyphosphate-polymerase-vtc
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Ruta Gerasimaite, Igor Pavlovic, Samanta Capolicchio, Alexandre Hofer, Andrea Schmidt, Henning J Jessen, Andreas Mayer
The free energy of nucleotide hydrolysis depends on phosphate concentration. Cells regulate cytosolic phosphate levels by orchestrating phosphate acquisition and storage through inositol pyrophosphates (PP-InsP) and SPX domains. Here, we report the synthesis of the novel 5-PPP-InsP5 containing a triphosphate subunit. Using this and a series of synthetic PP-InsP, we examined the ligand specificity of the SPX domain in the PP-InsP-controlled yeast polyphosphate polymerase VTC. SPX decodes the relative positioning of the phosphoric anhydrides, their structure (diphosphate vs triphosphate), and the presence of other phosphates on the inositol ring...
February 15, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186112/localization-of-short-chain-polyphosphate-enhances-its-ability-to-clot-flowing-blood-plasma
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Ju Hun Yeon, Nima Mazinani, Travis S Schlappi, Karen Y T Chan, James R Baylis, Stephanie A Smith, Alexander J Donovan, Damien Kudela, Galen D Stucky, Ying Liu, James H Morrissey, Christian J Kastrup
Short-chain polyphosphate (polyP) is released from platelets upon platelet activation, but it is not clear if it contributes to thrombosis. PolyP has increased propensity to clot blood with increased polymer length and when localized onto particles, but it is unknown whether spatial localization of short-chain polyP can accelerate clotting of flowing blood. Here, numerical simulations predicted the effect of localization of polyP on clotting under flow, and this was tested in vitro using microfluidics. Synthetic polyP was more effective at triggering clotting of flowing blood plasma when localized on a surface than when solubilized in solution or when localized as nanoparticles, accelerating clotting at 10-200 fold lower concentrations, particularly at low to sub-physiological shear rates typical of where thrombosis occurs in large veins or valves...
February 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170142/catalytic-alkylation-using-a-cyclic-s-adenosylmethionine-regeneration-system
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Silja Mordhorst, Jutta Siegrist, Michael Müller, Michael Richter, Jennifer N Andexer
S-Adenosylmethionine-dependent methyltransferases are versatile tools for the specific alkylation of many compounds, such as pharmaceuticals, but their biocatalytic application is severely limited owing to the lack of a cofactor regeneration system. We report a biomimetic, polyphosphate-based, cyclic cascade for methyltransferases. In addition to the substrate to be methylated, only methionine and polyphosphate have to be added in stoichiometric amounts. The system acts catalytically with respect to the cofactor precursor adenosine in methylation and ethylation reactions of selected substrates, as shown by HPLC analysis...
February 7, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166091/oral-polyphosphate-suppresses-bacterial-collagenase-production-and-prevents-anastomotic-leak-due-to-serratia-marcescens-and-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
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Sanjiv K Hyoju, Robin E Klabbers, Melissa Aaron, Monika A Krezalek, Alexander Zaborin, Mara Wiegerinck, Neil H Hyman, Olga Zaborina, Harry Van Goor, John C Alverdy
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine the effect of polyphosphate on intestinal bacterial collagenase production and anastomotic leak in mice undergoing colon surgery. BACKGROUND: We have previously shown that anastomotic leak can be caused by intestinal pathogens that produce collagenase. Because bacteria harbor sensory systems to detect the extracellular concentration of phosphate which controls their virulence, we tested whether local phosphate administration in the form of polyphosphate could attenuate pathogen virulence and prevent leak without affecting bacterial growth...
February 3, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145854/effects-of-matrix-types-on-formation-and-transformation-of-energy-accumulating-substances-in-enhanced-biological-phosphorus-removal-ebpr
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D Li, Z Fang, X Long, R Tang, S Di
Enhanced biological phosphorus removal (EBPR) has been widely used in wastewater treatment. In this study, a laboratory investigation of activated sludge in A/O-SBR reactor was conducted to probe the effects of the matrix types on EBPR polyphosphate, intracellular polysaccharide, polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) formation and transformation. There is a decrease in anaerobic condition and an increase in aerobic condition for the intracellular glycogen of sodium propionate matrix and sodium acetate matrix. While the intracellular glycogen of glucose matrix shows a decreasing tendency in both anaerobic and aerobic reaction process...
December 30, 2016: Cellular and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142111/significantly-enhanced-base-activation-of-peroxymonosulfate-by-polyphosphates-kinetics-and-mechanism
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Xiaoyi Lou, Changling Fang, Zhuning Geng, Yuming Jin, Dongxue Xiao, Zhaohui Wang, Jianshe Liu, Yaoguang Guo
Base activation of peroxydisulfate (PDS) is a common process aiming for water treatment, but requires high doses of PDS and strongly basic solutions. Peroxymonosulfate (PMS), another peroxygen of sulfurate derived from PDS, may also be activated by a less basic solution. However, enhancing the base-PMS reactivity is still challenging. Here it is reported that pyrophosphate (PA) and tripolyphosphate (PB) can efficiently enhance PMS activation under weakly alkaline conditions (pH 9.5) via the formation of superoxide anion radical (O2(•-)) and singlet oxygen ((1)O2)...
January 21, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141503/pb-2-tolerance-by-frankia-sp-strain-ean1pec-involves-surface-binding
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Teal Furnholm, Medhat Rehan, Jessica Wishart, Louis S Tisa
Several Frankia strains have been shown to be lead-resistant. The mechanism of lead resistance was investigated for Frankia sp. strain EAN1pec. Analysis of the cultures by SEM, EDAX, and FTIR demonstrated that Frankia sp. strain EAN1pec undergoes surface modifications and binds high quantities of Pb2+. Both labeled and un-labeled shotgun proteomics approaches were used to determine changes in Frankia sp. strain EAN1pec protein expression in response to lead and zinc. Pb2+ specifically induced changes in exopolysaccharides, the stringent response, and the phosphate (pho) regulon...
January 28, 2017: Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132192/looking-for-phosphate-accumulating-bacteria-in-activated-sludge-processes-a-multidisciplinary-approach
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Cédric Tarayre, Raphaëlle Charlier, Anissa Delepierre, Alison Brognaux, Julien Bauwens, Frédéric Francis, Michaël Dermience, Georges Lognay, Bernard Taminiau, Georges Daube, Philippe Compère, Erik Meers, Evi Michels, Frank Delvigne
Over the past decades, an increasing need in renewable resources has progressively appeared. This trend concerns not only fossil fuels but also mineral resources. Wastewater and sewage sludge contain significant concentrations in phosphate and can be considered as a fertilizer source of the utmost importance. In wastewater treatment plants, the biological uptake of phosphate is performed by a specific microbiota: the phosphate-accumulating organisms. These microorganisms are recovered in sewage sludge. Here, we aimed to investigate the occurrence of phosphate accumulators in four wastewater treatment plants...
January 29, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130300/proteins-with-chad-domains-conserved-histidine-%C3%AE-helical-domain-are-attached-to-polyphosphate-polyp-granules-in-vivo-and-constitute-a-novel-family-of-polyp-associated-proteins-phosins
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Tony Tumlirsch, Dieter Jendrossek
: Based on bioinformatic evidence, we suspected that proteins with a CYTH domain (CyaB thiamine tri-phosphatase) and/or a CHAD motif (conserved-histidine-α-helical-domain) could represent polyP granule-associated proteins. No evidence for a polyP-targeting function was found for proteins with CYTH domains. By contrast, the two CHAD motif-containing proteins of Ralstonia eutropha H16 (A0104 and B1017) co-localized with polyP granules when they were expressed as fusions with the enhanced-yellow-fluorescent-protein (eYFP)...
January 27, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126513/inhibition-of-the-respiratory-chain-reactions-in-denitrifying-ebpr-biomass-under-simultaneous-presence-of-acetate-and-electron-acceptor
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Ilias Zafiriadis, Anastasios G Kapagiannidis, Spyridon Ntougias, Alexander Aivasidis
In this study, the deterioration of the typical EBPR (Enhanced Biological Phosphorus Removal) process due to the simultaneous presence of electron donor (external substrate) and electron acceptor (oxygen or nitrate) was investigated by using a PAOs (Polyphosphate Accumulating Organisms)-enriched biomass grown in a modified DEPHANOX system. Intracellular and extracellular constituents were monitored in batch tests under different electron donor and acceptor conditions and specific oxygen and nitrogen uptake rates were evaluated...
May 25, 2017: New Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123708/synthetic-polyphosphate-inhibits-endogenous-coagulation-and-platelet-aggregation-in-vitro
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Xiaoyang Yang, Mengjie Wan, Ting Liang, Minyuan Peng, Fangping Chen
Platelet-derived polyphosphate has previously been indicated to induce coagulation. However, industrially synthesized polyphosphate has been found to have different effects from those of the platelet-derived form. The present study investigated whether synthetic sodium polyphosphate inhibits coagulation using routine coagulation tests and thromboelastography. Synthetic polyphosphate was found to inhibit adenosine diphosphate-, epinephrine-, arachidonic acid-, ristocetin-, thrombin-, oxytocin- and pituitrin-induced platelet aggregation...
January 2017: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118388/ftir-spectroscopy-for-evaluation-and-monitoring-of-lipid-extraction-efficiency-for-oleaginous-fungi
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Kristin Forfang, Boris Zimmermann, Gergely Kosa, Achim Kohler, Volha Shapaval
To assess whether Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy could be used to evaluate and monitor lipid extraction processes, the extraction methods of Folch, Bligh and Lewis were used. Biomass of the oleaginous fungi Mucor circinelloides and Mortierella alpina were employed as lipid-rich material for the lipid extraction. The presence of lipids was determined by recording infrared spectra of all components in the lipid extraction procedure, such as the biomass before and after extraction, the water and extract phases...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112760/the-anti-inflammatory-drug-mesalamine-targets-bacterial-polyphosphate-accumulation
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Jan-Ulrik Dahl, Michael J Gray, Daphne Bazopoulou, Francois Beaufay, Justine Lempart, Mark J Koenigsknecht, Ying Wang, Jason R Baker, William L Hasler, Vincent B Young, Duxin Sun, Ursula Jakob
Mesalamine serves as the gold standard in treating ulcerative colitis. However, its precise mechanism(s) of action remains unclear. Here, we show that mesalamine treatment rapidly decreases polyphosphate levels in diverse bacteria, including members of the human gut microbiome. This decrease sensitizes bacteria towards oxidative stress, reduces colonization and attenuates persister cell and biofilm formation, suggesting that mesalamine aids in diminishing the capacity of bacteria to persist within chronically inflamed environments...
January 23, 2017: Nature Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110608/reduced-sludge-production-in-a-membrane-bioreactor-by-uncoupling-metabolism-and-its-effect-on-phosphorus-accumulation-in-the-biomass
#20
Ji-Hun Na, Duck-Hyun Nam, Byeong-Gon Ko, Chae-Young Lee, Ki-Hoon Kang
Due to its limited recycling or reuse, treatment and disposal of excess waste activated sludge has been a major challenge. As a preemptive method, therefore, uncoupling metabolism for reduced sludge production has been investigated recently. In this study, we operated a pilot-scale A(2)O-MBR system incorporating an anaerobic sludge holding tank (SHT) in a sludge recycling line to induce uncoupling metabolism, and investigated sludge production and treatment efficiency. After operation for ≥ 1 year, the Yobs value was estimated to be 0...
January 23, 2017: Environmental Technology
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