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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808098/overexpression-of-plastid-terminal-oxidase-in-synechocystis-sp-pcc-6803-alters-cellular-redox-state
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Kathleen Feilke, Ghada Ajlani, Anja Krieger-Liszkay
Cyanobacteria are the most ancient organisms performing oxygenic photosynthesis, and they are the ancestors of plant plastids. All plastids contain the plastid terminal oxidase (PTOX), while only certain cyanobacteria contain PTOX. Many putative functions have been discussed for PTOX in higher plants including a photoprotective role during abiotic stresses like high light, salinity and extreme temperatures. Since PTOX oxidizes PQH2 and reduces oxygen to water, it is thought to protect against photo-oxidative damage by removing excess electrons from the plastoquinone (PQ) pool...
September 26, 2017: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807785/blocking-the-cd38-cadpr-pathway-plays-a-double-edge-role-in-lps-stimulated-microglia
#2
Yi-Min Wang, Zhi-Yong Liu, Yu-Hang Ai, Li-Na Zhang, Yu Zou, Qian-Yi Peng
Whether the CD38/ cyclic ADP-ribose (cADPR) pathway plays a protective or detrimental role in neuroinflammation remains controversial. This study aimed to determine the role of CD38 in neuroinflammation using lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated BV2 microglial cells and co-cultured Neuro-2a (N2a) cells. In monoculture experiments, BV2 cells were divided into control, CD38 interference (CD38Ri), negative control (NC), LPS, CD38Ri+LPS, NC+LPS and 8-Br-cADPR+LPS groups. In co-culture experiments, N2a cells were co-cultured with BV2 cells for 48 h...
August 11, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807773/influence-of-oxidative-stress-on-the-antibacterial-activity-of-betulin-betulinic-acid-and-ursolic-acid
#3
H O B Oloyede, H O Ajiboye, M O Salawu, T O Ajiboye
Contribution of reactive oxygen species and oxidative stress in the antibacterial activities of betulin, betulinic acid and ursolic acid against Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus was investigated. The minimum inhibitory concentrations of betulin, betulinic acid and ursolic acid against E. coli, P. aeruginosa and S. aureus are 1024-, 256- and 1024-μg/mL; 512-, 256- and 256 μg/mL; 256-, 256- and 64 μg/mL respectively. Cell viability of betulin-, betulinic acid- and ursolic acid-treated bacteria decrease in time dependent manner...
August 11, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805804/a-genetically-encoded-tool-for-manipulation-of-nadp-nadph-in-living-cells
#4
Valentin Cracan, Denis V Titov, Hongying Shen, Zenon Grabarek, Vamsi K Mootha
The redox coenzymes NADH and NADPH are broadly required for energy metabolism, biosynthesis and detoxification. Despite detailed knowledge of specific enzymes and pathways that utilize these coenzymes, a holistic understanding of the regulation and compartmentalization of NADH- and NADPH-dependent pathways is lacking, partly because of a lack of tools with which to investigate these processes in living cells. We have previously reported the use of the naturally occurring Lactobacillus brevis H2O-forming NADH oxidase (LbNOX) as a genetic tool for manipulation of the NAD(+)/NADH ratio in human cells...
August 7, 2017: Nature Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804552/in-vivo-opening-of-the-mitochondrial-permeability-transition-pore-in-a-rat-model-of-ventricular-fibrillation-and-closed-chest-resuscitation
#5
Iyad M Ayoub, Jeejabai Radhakrishnan, Raúl J Gazmuri
Opening of the mitochondrial permeability transition pore (mPTP) is considered central to reperfusion injury. Yet, most of our knowledge comes from observations in isolated mitochondria, cells, and organs. We used a rat model of ventricular fibrillation (VF) and closed-chest resuscitation to examine whether the mPTP opens in vivo and whether cyclosporine A (CsA) attenuates the associated myocardial injury. Two series of 26 and 18 rats each underwent 10 minutes of untreated VF before attempting resuscitation...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803211/melatonin-protects-chondrocytes-from-impairment-induced-by-glucocorticoids-via-nad-dependent-sirt1
#6
Wei Yang, Xiaomin Kang, Na Qin, Feng Li, Xinxin Jin, Zhengmin Ma, Zhuang Qian, Shufang Wu
Intra-articular injection of glucocorticoids is used to relieve pain and inflammation in osteoarthritis patients, which is occasionally accompanied with the serious side effects of glucocorticoids in collagen-producing tissue. Melatonin is the major hormone released from the pineal gland and its beneficial effects on cartilage has been suggested. In the present study, we investigated the protective role of melatonin on matrix degeneration in chondrocytes induced by dexamethasone (Dex). The chondrocytes isolated from mice knee joint were treated with Dex, melatonin, EX527 and siRNA targeted for SIRT6, respectively...
August 9, 2017: Steroids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783600/selenium-antagonizes-cadmium-induced-apoptosis-in-chicken-spleen-but-not-involving-nrf2-regulated-antioxidant-response
#7
Menghao Chen, Xiaojing Li, Ruifeng Fan, Changyu Cao, Haidong Yao, Shiwen Xu
The nuclear transcription factor NF-E2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) binds to antioxidant response elements (AREs) and is involved in the regulation of genes participated in defending cells against oxidative damage, which have been confirmed in animal models. Selenium (Se), known as an important element in the regulation of antioxidant activity, can antagonize Cadmium (Cd) toxicity in birds. However, the role of Nrf2 in selenium-cadmium interaction has not been reported in birds. To further explore the mechanism of selenium attenuating spleen toxicity induced by cadmium in chickens, cadmium chloride (CdCl2, 150mg/kg) and sodium selenite (Na2SeO3, 2mg/kg) were co-administrated or individually administered in the diet of chickens for 90 days...
August 4, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755312/mouse-nudt13-is-a-mitochondrial-nudix-hydrolase-with-nad-p-h-pyrophosphohydrolase-activity
#8
Salama R Abdelraheim, David G Spiller, Alexander G McLennan
The mammalian NUDT13 protein possesses a sequence motif characteristic of the NADH pyrophosphohydrolase subfamily of Nudix hydrolases. Due to the persistent insolubility of the recombinant product expressed in Escherichia coli, active mouse Nudt13 was expressed in insect cells from a baculovirus vector as a histidine-tagged recombinant protein. In vitro, it efficiently hydrolysed NADH to NMNH and AMP and NADPH to NMNH and 2',5'-ADP and had a marked preference for the reduced pyridine nucleotides. Much lower activity was obtained with other nucleotide substrates tested...
July 28, 2017: Protein Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754952/mycobacterial-dna-binding-protein-1-is-critical-for-long-term-survival-of-mycobacterium-smegmatis-and-simultaneously-coordinates-cellular-functions
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Shymaa Enany, Yutaka Yoshida, Yoshitaka Tateishi, Yuriko Ozeki, Akihito Nishiyama, Anna Savitskaya, Takehiro Yamaguchi, Yukiko Ohara, Tadashi Yamamoto, Manabu Ato, Sohkichi Matsumoto
Bacteria can proliferate perpetually without ageing, but they also face conditions where they must persist. Mycobacteria can survive for a long period. This state appears during mycobacterial diseases such as tuberculosis and leprosy, which are chronic and develop after long-term persistent infections. However, the fundamental mechanisms of the long-term living of mycobacteria are unknown. Every Mycobacterium species expresses Mycobacterial DNA-binding protein 1 (MDP1), a histone-like nucleoid associated protein...
July 28, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741793/telomerase-enzyme-deficiency-promotes-metabolic-dysfunction-in-murine-hepatocytes-upon-dietary-stress
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Raquel M Alves-Paiva, Sachiko Kajigaya, Xingmin Feng, Jichun Chen, Marie Desierto, Susan Wong, Danielle M Townsley, Flávia S Donaires, Adeline Bertola, Bin Gao, Neal S Young, Rodrigo T Calado
Short telomeres and genetic telomerase defects are risk factors for some human liver diseases, ranging from non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) to cirrhosis. In murine models, telomere dysfunction has been shown to metabolically compromise hematopoietic cells, liver, and heart via the activation of the p53-PGC axis METHODS: Tert- and Terc-deficient mice were challenged with liquid high fat diet (HFD). Liver metabolic contents were analyzed by CE-TOFMS and liver fat content was confirmed by confocal and electronic microscopy RESULTS: Tert-deficient but not Terc-deficient mice develop hepatocyte injury and frank steatosis when challenged with liquid HFD...
July 25, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736426/modulation-of-mitochondrial-membrane-potential-and-ros-generation-by-nicotinamide-in-a-manner-independent-of-sirt1-and-mitophagy
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Seon Beom Song, So-Young Jang, Hyun Tae Kang, Bie Wei, Un-Woo Jeoun, Gye Soon Yoon, Eun Seong Hwang
Nicotinamide (NAM) plays essential roles in physiology through facilitating NAD(+) redox homeostasis. Importantly, at high doses, it protects cells under oxidative stresses, and has shown therapeutic effectiveness in a variety of disease conditions. In our previous studies, NAM lowered reactive oxygen species (ROS) levels and extended cellular life span in primary human cells. In the treated cells, levels of NAD(+)/NADH and SIRT1 activity increased, while mitochondrial content decreased through autophagy activation...
July 31, 2017: Molecules and Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724915/quinolinate-phosphoribosyltransferase-is-an-antiviral-host-factor-against-hepatitis-c-virus-infection
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Zhilong Wang, Yanhang Gao, Chao Zhang, Haiming Hu, Dongwei Guo, Yi Xu, Qiuping Xu, Weihong Zhang, Sisi Deng, Pingyun Lv, Yan Yang, Yanhua Ding, Qingquan Li, Changjiang Weng, Xinwen Chen, Sitang Gong, Hairong Chen, Junqi Niu, Hong Tang
HCV infection can decrease NAD(+)/NADH ratio, which could convert lipid metabolism to favor HCV replication. In hepatocytes, quinolinate phosphoribosyl transferase (QPRT) catabolizes quinolinic acid (QA) to nicotinic acid mononucleotide (NAMN) for de novo NAD synthesis. However, whether and how HCV modulates QPRT hence the lipogenesis is unknown. In this work, we found QPRT was reduced significantly in livers of patients or humanized C/O(Tg) mice with persistent HCV infection. Mechanistic studies indicated that HCV NS3/4A promoted proteasomal degradation of QPRT through Smurf2, an E3 ubiquitin-protein ligase, in Huh7...
July 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715469/cofactor-engineering-improved-calb-production-in-pichia-pastoris-through-heterologous-expression-of-nadh-oxidase-and-adenylate-kinase
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Charumathi Jayachandran, Balakumaran Palanisamy Athiyaman, Meenakshisundaram Sankaranarayanan
The cofactor engineering strategy can relieve the metabolic stress induced by expression of recombinant protein in cellular metabolism related to cofactor and energy reactions. To study the effect of cofactor regeneration on recombinant protein expression, NADH oxidase (noxE) was engineered in P. pastoris expressing lipase B (GSCALB). Expression of noxE in P. pastoris (GSCALBNOX) increased NAD+ levels by 85% with a concomitant reduction in NADH/NAD+ ratio of 67% compared to GSCALB. The change in the redox level positively influenced the methanol uptake rate and made 34% augment in CALB activity...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714019/salidroside-protects-pc12-cells-from-a%C3%AE-1%C3%A2-40%C3%A2-induced-cytotoxicity-by-regulating-the-nicotinamide-phosphoribosyltransferase-signaling-pathway
#14
Xujiao Huang, Sanli Xing, Chuan Chen, Zhihua Yu, Jiulin Chen
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common type of senile dementia, which often develops in elderly or presenile individuals. As one of the pathological features of AD, amyloid β‑protein (Aβ) causes energy dysmetabolism, thereby inducing cellular damage and apoptosis. Salidroside is the main active component of the traditional Chinese medicine Rhodiola. Previous studies have demonstrated that salidroside exerts a regulatory role in energy metabolism. However, the role and the mechanism of action of salidroside in AD remain unclear...
September 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712299/evaluation-of-efficacy-and-toxicity-of-exfoliated-silicate-nanoclays-as-a-feed-additive-for-fumonisin-detoxification
#15
Chiao-Wei Yuan, Jie-Ting Huang, Ching-Chin Chen, Pin-Chi Tang, Jenn-Wen Huang, Jiang-Jen Lin, San-Yuan Huang, Shuen-Ei Chen
The efficacy of nanosilicate clay platelets (NSCP), exfoliated silicates from natural montmorillonites, as a feed additive for ameliorating fumonisin B1 (FB1) toxicosis was evaluated. Toxicological mechanisms by NSCP were examined through proteomic and biochemical analyses. Dietary supplementation with NSCP at a low level of 40 mg/kg of feed improved growth performances in chickens with respect to FB1 toxicosis. Other issues of ameliorated symptoms including serum and/or hepatic aspartate aminotransferase activity, oxidative stress indicators, and sphinganine/sphingosine ratio, a hallmark of FB1 toxicosis, were considered...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690597/close-to-the-edge-growth-restrained-by-the-nad-p-h-atp-formation-flux-ratio
#16
Ed W J van Niel, Basti Bergdahl, Bärbel Hahn-Hägerdal
Most fermentative microorganisms grow well-under anaerobic conditions managing a balanced redox and appropriate energy metabolism, but a few species do exist in which cells have to cope with inadequate energy recovery or capture and/or redox balancing. Two cases of these species, i.e., the metabolically engineered Saccharomyces cerevisiae enabling it to ferment xylose and Lactobacillus reuteri fermenting glucose via the phosphoketolase pathway, are here used to introduce a quantification parameter to capture what limits the growth rate of these microorganisms under anaerobic conditions...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688179/resveratrol-attenuates-excessive-ethanol-exposure-induced-insulin-resistance-in-rats-via-improving-nad-nadh-ratio
#17
Gang Luo, Bingqing Huang, Xiang Qiu, Lin Xiao, Ning Wang, Qin Gao, Wei Yang, Liping Hao
SCOPE: Resveratrol has been shown to improve insulin resistance via activating the NAD(+) -dependent deacetylase SIRT1, but the effects of resveratrol on ethanol-induced insulin resistance remain unclear. This study was designed to explore the potential mechanism by which resveratrol ameliorated ethanol-induced insulin resistance, focusing on its regulations on the ratio of NAD(+) /NADH and SIRT1 expression. METHODS AND RESULTS: Male Sprague-Dawley rats were fed either control or ethanol liquid diets containing 0...
July 8, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685427/imaging-redox-state-in-mouse-muscles-of-different-ages
#18
Lily Moon, David W Frederick, Joseph A Baur, Lin Z Li
Aging is the greatest risk factor for many diseases. Intracellular concentrations of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD(+)) and the NAD(+)-coupled redox state have been proposed to moderate many aging-related processes, yet the specific mechanisms remain unclear. The concentration of NAD(+) falls with age in skeletal muscle, yet there is no consensus on whether aging will increase or decrease the redox potential of NAD(+)/NADH. Oxidized flavin groups (Fp) (e.g. FAD, i.e., flavin adenine dinucleotide, contained in flavoproteins) and NADH are intrinsic fluorescent indicators of oxidation and reduction status of tissue, respectively...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663873/autofluorescence-imaging-captures-heterogeneous-drug-response-differences-between-2d-and-3d-breast-cancer-cultures
#19
T M Cannon, A T Shah, M C Skala
Two-photon microscopy of cellular autofluorescence intensity and lifetime (optical metabolic imaging, or OMI) is a promising tool for preclinical drug development. OMI, which exploits the endogenous fluorescence from the metabolic coenzymes NAD(P)H and FAD, is sensitive to changes in cell metabolism produced by drug treatment. Previous studies have shown that drug response, genetic expression, cell-cell communication, and cell signaling in 3D culture match those of the original in vivo tumor, but not those of 2D culture...
March 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655753/the-thermodynamic-basis-of-glucose-stimulated-insulin-release-a-model-of-the-core-mechanism
#20
David F Wilson, Abigail T J Cember, Franz M Matschinsky
A model for glucose sensing by pancreatic β-cells is developed and compared with the available experimental data. The model brings together mathematical representations for the activities of the glucose sensor, glucokinase, and oxidative phosphorylation. Glucokinase produces glucose 6-phosphate (G-6-P) in an irreversible reaction that determines glycolytic flux. The primary products of glycolysis are NADH and pyruvate. The NADH is reoxidized and the reducing equivalents transferred to oxidative phosphorylation by the glycerol phosphate shuttle, and some of the pyruvate is oxidized by pyruvate dehydrogenase and enters the citric acid cycle...
June 2017: Physiological Reports
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