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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101851/importance-of-radioactive-labelling-to-elucidate-inositol-polyphosphate-signalling
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REVIEW
Miranda S C Wilson, Adolfo Saiardi
Inositol polyphosphates, in their water-soluble or lipid-bound forms, represent a large and multifaceted family of signalling molecules. Some inositol polyphosphates are well recognised as defining important signal transduction pathways, as in the case of the calcium release factor Ins(1,4,5)P3, generated by receptor activation-induced hydrolysis of the lipid PtdIns(4,5)P2 by phospholipase C. The birth of inositol polyphosphate research would not have occurred without the use of radioactive phosphate tracers that enabled the discovery of the "PI response"...
February 2017: Topics in Current Chemistry (Journal)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100310/growth-inhibition-of-fungus-phycomyces-blakesleeanus-by-anion-channel-inhibitors-anthracene-9-carboxylic-and-niflumic-acid-attained-through-decrease-in-cellular-respiration-and-energy-metabolites
#2
Marina Stanić, Strahinja Križak, Mirna Jovanović, Tanja Pajić, Ana Ćirić, Milan Žižić, Joanna Zakrzewska, Tijana Cvetić Antić, Nataša Todorović, Miroslav Živić
Increasing resistance of fungal strains to known fungicides has prompted identification of new candidates for fungicides among substances previously used for other purposes. We have tested the effects of known anion channel inhibitors anthracene-9-carboxylic (A9C) and niflumic acid (NFA) on growth, energy metabolism and anionic current of mycelium of fungus Phycomyces blakesleeanus. Both inhibitors significantly decreased growth and respiration of mycelium, but complete inhibition was only achieved by 100 or 500 µM NFA, for growth and respiration, respectively...
January 18, 2017: Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077447/role-of-vacuoles-in-phosphorus-storage-and-remobilization
#3
REVIEW
Shu-Yi Yang, Teng-Kuei Huang, Hui-Fen Kuo, Tzyy-Jen Chiou
Vacuoles play a fundamental role in storage and remobilization of various nutrients, including phosphorus (P), an essential element for cell growth and development. Cells acquire P primarily in the form of inorganic orthophosphate (Pi). However, the form of P stored in vacuoles varies by organism and tissue. Algae and yeast store polyphosphates (polyPs), whereas plants store Pi and inositol phosphates (InsPs) in vegetative tissues and seeds, respectively. In this review, we summarize how vacuolar P molecules are stored and reallocated and how these processes are regulated and co-ordinated...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073784/platelets-and-neutrophil-extracellular-traps-collaborate-to-promote-intravascular-coagulation-during-sepsis-in-mice
#4
Braedon McDonald, Rachelle P Davis, Seok-Joo Kim, Mandy Tse, Charles T Esmon, Elzbieta Kolaczkowska, Craig N Jenne
Neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs; webs of DNA coated in anti-microbial proteins) are released into the vasculature during sepsis where they contribute to host defense, but also cause tissue damage and organ dysfunction. Various components of NETs have also been implicated as activators of coagulation. Using multi-color confocal intravital microscopy in mouse models of sepsis, we observed profound platelet aggregation, thrombin activation, and fibrin clot formation within (and downstream of) NETs in vivo...
January 10, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069606/proteolytic-properties-of-single-chain-factor-xii-a-mechanism-for-triggering-contact-activation
#5
Ivan Ivanov, Anton Matafonov, Mao-Fu Sun, Qiufang Cheng, S Kent Dickeson, Ingrid M Verhamme, Jonas Emsley, David Gailani
When blood is exposed to variety of artificial surfaces and biologic substances, the plasma proteins factor XII (FXII) and prekallikrein undergo reciprocal proteolytic conversion to the proteases αFXIIa and α-kallikrein by a process called contact activation. These enzymes contribute to host-defense responses including coagulation, inflammation, and fibrinolysis. The initiating event in contact activation is debated. To test the hypothesis that single-chain FXII expresses activity that could initiate contact activation, we prepared human FXII variants lacking the Arg353 cleavage site required for conversion to αFXIIa (FXII-R353A), or lacking the three known cleavage sites at Arg334, Arg343, and Arg353 (FXII-T, for "triple" mutant), and compared their properties to wild type αFXIIa...
January 9, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069396/multi-level-evaluation-of-escherichia-coli-polyphosphate-related-mutants-using-global-transcriptomic-proteomic-and-phenomic-analyses
#6
Macarena Varas, Camilo Valdivieso, Cecilia Mauriaca, Javiera Ortíz-Severín, Alberto Paradela, Ignacio Poblete-Castro, Ricardo Cabrera, Francisco P Chávez
BACKGROUND: Polyphosphate (polyP) is a linear biopolymer found in all living cells. In bacteria, mutants lacking polyphosphate kinase 1 (PPK1), the enzyme responsible for synthesis of most polyP, have many structural and functional defects. However, little is known about the causes of these pleiotropic alterations. The link between ppk1 deletion and those numerous phenotypes observed can be the result of complex molecular interactions that can be elucidated via a systems biology approach...
January 6, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049643/polyphosphate-nanoparticles-on-the-platelet-surface-trigger-contact-system-activation
#7
Johan J F Verhoef, Arjan D Barendrecht, Katrin F Nickel, Kim Dijkxhoorn, Ellinor Kenne, Linda Labberton, Owen J T McCarty, Raymond Schiffelers, Harry F Heijnen, Antoni P Hendrickx, Huub Schellekens, Marcel H Fens, Steven de Maat, Thomas Renné, Coen Maas
Polyphosphate is an inorganic polymer that can potentiate several interactions in the blood coagulation system. Blood platelets contain polyphosphate, and the secretion of platelet-derived polyphosphate has been associated with increased thrombus formation and activation of coagulation factor XII. However, the small polymer size of secreted platelet polyphosphate limits its capacity to activate factor XII in vitro. Thus, the mechanism by which platelet polyphosphate contributes to thrombus formation remains unclear...
January 3, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040537/assessing-the-transport-potential-of-polymeric-nanocapsules-developed-for-crop-protection
#8
Adamo Riccardo Petosa, Faraz Rajput, Olivia Selvam, Carolin Öhl, Nathalie Tufenkji
Nanotechnology is increasingly important in the agricultural sector, with novel products being developed to heighten crop yields and increase pesticide efficacy. Herein, the transport potential of different polymeric nanocapsules (nCAPs) developed as pesticide delivery vehicles was assessed in model soil systems. The nCAPs examined are (i) poly(acrylic acid)-based (nCAP1), (ii) poly(methacrylic acid)-ran-poly(ethyl acrylate) copolymer-based (nCAP2), (iii) poly(methacrylic acid-ran-styrene) copolymer-based (nCAP3), and (iv) poly(methacrylic acid-ran-butylmethacrylate)-based (nCAP4)...
December 19, 2016: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040403/effects-of-cerium-oxide-nanoparticles-on-the-species-and-distribution-of-phosphorus-in-enhanced-phosphorus-removal-sequencing-batch-biofilm-reactor
#9
Yi Xu, Chao Wang, Jun Hou, Peifang Wang, Guoxiang You, Lingzhan Miao, Bowen Lv, Yangyang Yang
The short term (8h) influences of cerium oxide nanoparticles (CeO2NPs) on the process of phosphorus removal in biofilm were investigated. At concentration of 0.1mg/L, CeO2 NPs posed no impacts on total phosphorus (TP) removal. While at 20mg/L, TP removal efficiency reduced from 85.16% to 59.62%. Results of P distribution analysis and (31)P nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy implied that the anaerobic degradation of polyphosphate (polyP) and the release of orthophosphate in extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) were inhibited...
March 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034889/alteration-of-blood-clotting-and-lung-damage-by-protamine-are-avoided-using-the-heparin-and-polyphosphate-inhibitor-uhra
#10
Manu Thomas Kalathottukaren, Libin Abraham, Piyushkumar R Kapopara, Benjamin F L Lai, Rajesh A Shenoi, Federico I Rosell, Edward M Conway, Edward L G Pryzdial, James H Morrissey, Charles A Haynes, Jayachandran N Kizhakkedathu
Anticoagulant therapy associated bleeding and pathological thrombosis, pose serious risks to hospitalized patients. Both complications could be mitigated by developing new therapeutics that safely neutralize anticoagulant activity and inhibit activators of the intrinsic blood clotting pathway, such as polyphosphate (polyP) and extracellular nucleic acids. The latter strategy could reduce the use of anticoagulants, potentially decreasing bleeding events. However, previously described cationic inhibitors of polyP and extracellular nucleic acids, exhibit both non-specific binding and adverse effects on blood clotting that limit their use...
December 29, 2016: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031327/inpp5e-preserves-genomic-stability-through-regulation-of-mitosis
#11
Elizabeth A Sierra Potchanant, Donna Cerabona, Zahi Abdul Sater, Ying He, Zejin Sun, Jeff Gehlhausen, Grzegorz Nalepa
The partially understood phosphoinositide signaling cascade regulates multiple aspects of cellular metabolism. Previous studies revealed that INPP5E, the inositol polyphosphate-5-phosphatase mutated in the developmental disorders Joubert and MORM syndromes, is essential for the function of the primary cilium and maintenance of phosphoinositide balance in non-dividing cells. Here, we report that INPP5E further contributes to cellular homeostasis by regulating cell division. We found that silencing or genetic knockout of INPP5E in human and murine cells impairs the spindle assembly checkpoint, centrosome and spindle function, and maintenance of chromosomal integrity...
December 28, 2016: Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030630/system-wide-adaptations-of-desulfovibrio-alaskensis-g20-to-phosphate-limited-conditions
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Tanja Bosak, Florence Schubotz, Ana de Santiago-Torio, Jennifer V Kuehl, Hans K Carlson, Nicki Watson, Mirna Daye, Roger E Summons, Adam P Arkin, Adam M Deutschbauer
The prevalence of lipids devoid of phosphorus suggests that the availability of phosphorus limits microbial growth and activity in many anoxic, stratified environments. To better understand the response of anaerobic bacteria to phosphate limitation and starvation, this study combines microscopic and lipid analyses with the measurements of fitness of pooled barcoded transposon mutants of the model sulfate reducing bacterium Desulfovibrio alaskensis G20. Phosphate-limited G20 has lower growth rates and replaces more than 90% of its membrane phospholipids by a mixture of monoglycosyl diacylglycerol (MGDG), glycuronic acid diacylglycerol (GADG) and ornithine lipids, lacks polyphosphate granules, and synthesizes other cellular inclusions...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017868/fabrication-of-amorphous-strontium-polyphosphate-microparticles-that-induce-mineralization-of-bone-cells-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#13
Werner E G Müller, Emad Tolba, Maximilian Ackermann, Meik Neufurth, Shunfeng Wang, Qingling Feng, Heinz C Schröder, Xiaohong Wang
: Here we describe the fabrication process of amorphous strontium-polyphosphate microparticles ("Sr-a-polyP-MP"). The effects of these particles on growth and gene expression were investigated with SaOS-2 cells as well as with human mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) and compared with those particles prepared of amorphous calcium-polyphosphate ("Ca-a-polyP-MP") and of strontium salt. The results revealed a markedly higher stimulation of growth of MSC by "Sr-a-polyP-MP" compared to "Ca-a-polyP-MP" and a significant increase in mineralization of SaOS-2 cells, as well as an enhanced upregulation of the expression of the genes encoding for alkaline phosphatase and the bone morphogenetic protein 2 (BMP-2), likewise performed with SaOS-2 cells...
December 23, 2016: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007958/polyphosphate-and-rna-differentially-modulate-the-contact-pathway-of-blood-clotting
#14
Joshua M Gajsiewicz, Stephanie A Smith, James H Morrissey
The contact pathway of the plasma clotting cascade is dispensable for normal hemostasis, but contributes to thrombosis and serves as a bridge between inflammation and coagulation. This pathway is triggered upon exposure of plasma to certain anionic polymers and artificial surfaces. Recently, extracellular nucleic acids and inorganic polyphosphate (polyP) have been implicated as being important (patho)physiologically relevant activators of this pathway. However, mechanistic details regarding how nucleic acids or polyP modulate the individual reactions of the contact pathway have been lacking...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002781/performance-of-aerobic-nitrite-granules-treating-an-anaerobic-pre-treated-wastewater-originating-from-the-potato-industry
#15
Thomas Dobbeleers, Dominique Daens, Solange Miele, Jolien D'aes, Michel Caluwé, Luc Geuens, Jan Dries
In this study nitrogen removal via nitrite >80% was achieved after approximately 80days in a sequencing batch reactor (SBR) treating pre-treated industrial wastewater originating from the potato industry. Thereafter, SBR performance was investigated during the formation of aerobic nitrite granules (ANG). The first granules appeared after 26days leading to full granulation after 64days. ANG showed excellent settling properties, as the Sludge Volume Index (SVI) went down to 16mL/g and a SVI10/SVI30=1 was obtained...
December 7, 2016: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998989/inpp5e-regulates-phosphoinositide-dependent-cilia-transition-zone-function
#16
Jennifer M Dyson, Sarah E Conduit, Sandra J Feeney, Sandra Hakim, Tia DiTommaso, Alex J Fulcher, Absorn Sriratana, Georg Ramm, Kristy A Horan, Rajendra Gurung, Carol Wicking, Ian Smyth, Christina A Mitchell
Human ciliopathies, including Joubert syndrome (JBTS), arise from cilia dysfunction. The inositol polyphosphate 5-phosphatase INPP5E localizes to cilia and is mutated in JBTS. Murine Inpp5e ablation is embryonically lethal and recapitulates JBTS, including neural tube defects and polydactyly; however, the underlying defects in cilia signaling and the function of INPP5E at cilia are still emerging. We report Inpp5e(-/-) embryos exhibit aberrant Hedgehog-dependent patterning with reduced Hedgehog signaling. Using mouse genetics, we show increasing Hedgehog signaling via Smoothened M2 expression rescues some Inpp5e(-/-) ciliopathy phenotypes and "normalizes" Hedgehog signaling...
January 2, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993638/sustained-tobramycin-release-from-polyphosphate-double-network-hydrogels
#17
Dwight D Lane, Amber K Fessler, Seungah Goo, Dustin L Williams, Russell J Stewart
: Sustained local delivery of antibiotics from a drug reservoir to treat or prevent bacterial infections can avoid many of the drawbacks of systemic administration of antibiotics. Prolonged local release of high concentrations of antibiotics may also be more effective at treating bacteria in established biofilm populations that are resistant to systemic antibiotics. A double network hydrogel comprising an organic polyphosphate pre-polymer network polymerized within a polyacrylamide network de-swelled to about 50% of its initial volume when the polyphosphate network was crosslinked with polycationic tobramycin, an aminoglycoside antibiotic...
December 18, 2016: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990026/assessment-of-bioavailable-organic-phosphorus-in-tropical-forest-soils-by-organic-acid-extraction-and-phosphatase-hydrolysis
#18
Tegan Darch, Martin S A Blackwell, David Chadwick, Philip M Haygarth, Jane M B Hawkins, Benjamin L Turner
Soil organic phosphorus contributes to the nutrition of tropical trees, but is not accounted for in standard soil phosphorus tests. Plants and microbes can release organic anions to solubilize organic phosphorus from soil surfaces, and synthesize phosphatases to release inorganic phosphate from the solubilized compounds. We developed a procedure to estimate bioavailable organic phosphorus in tropical forest soils by simulating the secretion processes of organic acids and phosphatases. Five lowland tropical forest soils with contrasting properties (pH 4...
December 15, 2016: Geoderma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987885/synthesis-and-factorial-design-applied-to-a-novel-chitosan-sodium-polyphosphate-nanoparticles-via-ionotropic-gelation-as-an-rgd-delivery-system
#19
Charlene Priscila Kiilll, Hernane da Silva Barud, Sílvia Helena Santagneli, Sidney José Lima Ribeiro, Amélia M Silva, Agnieszka Tercjak, Junkal Gutierrez, Andressa Maria Pironi, Maria Palmira Daflon Gremião
Chitosan nanoparticles have been extensively studied for both drug and protein/peptide delivery. The aim of this study was to develop an optimized chitosan nanoparticle, by ionotropic gelation method, using 3(2) full factorial design with a novel polyanion, sodium polyphosphate, well known under the trade name Graham salt. The effects of these parameters on the particle size, zeta potential, and morphology and association efficiency were investigated. The optimized nanoparticles showed an estimated size of 166...
February 10, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987872/the-effect-of-chitosan-on-the-flammability-and-thermal-stability-of-polylactic-acid-ammonium-polyphosphate-biocomposites
#20
Chen Chen, Xiaoyu Gu, Xiaodong Jin, Jun Sun, Sheng Zhang
This work reports our recent efforts on introducing chitosan (CS) in association with ammonium polyphosphate (APP) into polylactic acid (PLA) by melt blending to improve the flame retardancy of the biocomposites. The flammability of the composites was characterized by limiting oxygen index (LOI), UL-94 vertical burning test and cone calorimetry test (CONE). The results showed that the PLA sample containing 2% CS and 5% APP achieved the maximal LOI value of 33.1, passed the UL-94 V-0 rating, and decreased the peak heat release rate to 425...
February 10, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
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