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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393464/exo-and-surface-proteomes-of-the-probiotic-bacterium-lactobacillus-acidophilus-ncfm
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Hasan Ufuk Celebioglu, Birte Svensson
Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM is a well-known probiotic bacterium extensively studied for its beneficial health effects. Exoproteome (proteins exported into culture medium) and surface proteome (proteins attached to S-layer) of this probiotic were identified by using 2DE followed by MALDI TOF MS to find proteins potentially involved in bacteria-host interactions. The exo- and surface proteomes included 43 and 39 different proteins from 72 and 49 successfully identified spots, respectively. Twenty-two proteins were shared between the two proteomes; both contained the major surface layer protein that participates in host interaction as well as several well-known and putative moonlighting proteins...
April 9, 2017: Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378758/corrigendum-n-acetyl-ornithine-deacetylase-is-a-moonlighting-protein-and-is-involved-in-the-adaptation-of-entamoeba-histolytica-to-nitrosative-stress
#2
Preeti Shahi, Meirav Trebicz-Geffen, Shruti Nagaraja, Rivka Hertz, Sharon Baumel-Alterzon, Karen Methling, Michael Lalk, Mohit Mazumder, Gourinath Samudrala, Serge Ankri
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357327/nprr-a-moonlighting-quorum-sensor-shifting-from-a-phosphatase-activity-to-a-transcriptional-activator
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COMMENT
Stéphane Perchat, Antoine Talagas, Samira Zouhir, Sandrine Poncet, Laurent Bouillaut, Sylvie Nessler, Didier Lereclus
Regulation of biological functions requires factors (proteins, peptides or chemicals) able to sense and translate environmental conditions or any circumstances in order to modulate the transcription of a gene, the stability of a transcript or the activity of a protein. Quorum sensing is a regulation mechanism connecting cell density to the physiological state of a single cell. In bacteria, quorum sensing coordinates virulence, cell fate and commitment to sporulation and other adaptation properties. The critical role of such regulatory systems was demonstrated in pathogenicity and adaptation of bacteria from the Bacillus cereus group (i...
November 4, 2016: Microbial Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338876/subcellular-localization-of-arabidopsis-arogenate-dehydratases-suggests-novel-and-non-enzymatic-roles
#4
Crystal D Bross, Travis R Howes, Sara Abolhassani Rad, Ornela Kljakic, Susanne E Kohalmi
Arogenate dehydratases (ADTs) catalyze the final step in phenylalanine biosynthesis in plants. The Arabidopsis thaliana genome encodes a family of six ADTs capable of decarboxylating/dehydrating arogenate into phenylalanine. Using cyan fluorescent protein (CFP)-tagged proteins, the subcellular localization patterns of all six A. thaliana ADTs were investigated in intact Nicotiana benthamiana and A. thaliana leaf cells. We show that A. thaliana ADTs localize to stroma and stromules (stroma-filled tubules) of chloroplasts...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327178/glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate-dehydrogenase-acts-as-an-adhesin-in-erysipelothrix-rhusiopathiae-adhesion-to-porcine-endothelial-cells-and-as-a-receptor-in-recruitment-of-host-fibronectin-and-plasminogen
#5
Weifeng Zhu, Qiang Zhang, Jingtao Li, Yanmin Wei, Chengzhi Cai, Liang Liu, Zhongmin Xu, Meilin Jin
Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae is the causative agent of animal erysipelas and human erysipeloid. Previous studies suggested glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GAPDH) plays a role in the pathogenesis of E. rhusiopathiae infection. We studied E. rhusiopathiae GAPDH interactions with pig vascular endothelial cells, fibronectin, and plasminogen. Recombinant GAPDH (rGAPDH) was successfully obtained, and it was shown that it plays a role in E. rhusiopathiae adhesion to pig vascular endothelial cells. Moreover, rGAPDH could bind fibronectin and plasminogen in a dose-dependent manner...
March 21, 2017: Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323870/contribution-of-sortase-srta2-to-lactobacillus-casei-bl23-inhibition-of-staphylococcus-aureus-internalization-into-bovine-mammary-epithelial-cells
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Renata F S Souza, Julien Jardin, Chantal Cauty, Lucie Rault, Damien S Bouchard, Luis G Bermúdez-Humarán, Philippe Langella, Vicente Monedero, Núbia Seyffert, Vasco Azevedo, Yves Le Loir, Sergine Even
Probiotics have been considered as a promising strategy to prevent various diseases in both humans and animals. This approach has gained interest in recent years as a potential means to control bovine mastitis. In a previous study, we found that several L. casei strains, including BL23, were able to inhibit the internalization of S. aureus, a major etiologic agent of mastitis, into bovine mammary epithelial cells (bMEC). This antagonism required a direct contact between L. casei and bMEC or S. aureus, suggesting the inhibition relied on interactions between L...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320879/metabolism-shapes-the-cell
#7
Anthony M Sperber, Jennifer K Herman
More than five decades of work support the idea that cell envelope synthesis, including the inward growth of cell division, is tightly coordinated with DNA replication and protein synthesis through central metabolism. Remarkably, no unifying model exists to account for how these fundamentally disparate processes are functionally coupled. Recent studies demonstrate that proteins involved in carbohydrate and nitrogen metabolism can moonlight as direct regulators of cell division, coordinate cell division and DNA replication, and even suppress defects in DNA replication...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298336/moonlighting-glycolytic-protein-glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate-dehydrogenase-gapdh-an-evolutionarily-conserved-plasminogen-receptor-on-mammalian-cells
#8
Anoop Singh Chauhan, Manoj Kumar, Surbhi Chaudhary, Anil Patidar, Asmita Dhiman, Navdeep Sheokand, Himanshu Malhotra, Chaaya Iyengar Raje, Manoj Raje
Prokaryotic pathogens establish infection in mammals by capturing the proteolytic enzyme plasminogen (Plg) onto their surface to digest host extracellular matrix (ECM). One of the bacterial surface Plg receptors is the multifunctional glycolytic enzyme glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GAPDH). In a defensive response, the host mounts an inflammatory response, which involves infiltration of leukocytes to sites of inflammation. This requires macrophage exit from the blood and migration across basement membranes, a phenomenon dependent on proteolytic remodeling of the ECM utilizing Plg...
March 15, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295831/factors-influencing-resident-choice-of-prosthodontic-residency-program
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Pandora Keala Lee Wojnarwsky, Yan Wang, Kumar Shah, Sreenivas Koka
PURPOSE: The decision by prosthodontic residency program directors to employ the Match process highlights the need to understand applicant priorities that influence their choice of which programs to rank highly. The purpose of this study is to determine the factors that were most important to residents when choosing from among nonmilitary based prosthodontics dental residency programs in the United States. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Following completion of a pilot study, all currently enrolled prosthodontic residents at nonmilitary residency programs were invited to participate via the internet...
March 11, 2017: Journal of Prosthodontics: Official Journal of the American College of Prosthodontists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288879/betaine-homocysteine-s-methyltransferase-emerges-as-a-new-player-of-the-nuclear-methionine-cycle
#10
Juliana Pérez-Miguelsanz, Néstor Vallecillo, Francisco Garrido, Edel Reytor, Dolores Pérez-Sala, María A Pajares
The paradigm of a cytoplasmic methionine cycle synthesizing/eliminating metabolites that are transported into/out of the nucleus as required has been challenged by detection of significant nuclear levels of several enzymes of this pathway. Here, we show betaine homocysteine S-methyltransferase (BHMT), an enzyme that exerts a dual function in maintenance of methionine levels and osmoregulation, as a new component of the nuclear branch of the cycle. In most tissues, low expression of Bhmt coincides with a preferential nuclear localization of the protein...
March 10, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284467/moonlighting-motors-kinesin-dynein-and-cell-polarity
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REVIEW
Wen Lu, Vladimir I Gelfand
In addition to their well-known role in transporting cargoes in the cytoplasm, microtubule motors organize their own tracks - the microtubules. While this function is mostly studied in the context of cell division, it is essential for microtubule organization and generation of cell polarity in interphase cells. Kinesin-1, the most abundant microtubule motor, plays a role in the initial formation of neurites. This review describes the mechanism of kinesin-1-driven microtubule sliding and discusses its biological significance in neurons...
March 8, 2017: Trends in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284029/shared-function-and-moonlighting-proteins-in-molybdenum-cofactor-biosynthesis
#12
Silke Leimkühler
The biosynthesis of the molybdenum cofactor (Moco) is a highly conserved pathway in bacteria, archaea and eukaryotes. The molybdenum atom in Moco containing enzymes is coordinated to the dithiolene group of a tricyclic pyranopterin monophosphate cofactor. The biosynthesis of Moco can be divided into three conserved steps, with a fourth one present only in bacteria and archaea: 1) formation of cyclic pyranopterin monophosphate, 2) formation of molybdopterin (MPT), 3) insertion of molybdenum into MPT to form Mo-MPT, and 4) additional modification of Mo-MPT in bacteria with the attachment of a GMP or CMP nucleotide, forming the dinucleotide variants of Moco...
March 11, 2017: Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279862/pipeline-for-inferring-protein-function-from-dynamics-using-coarse-grained-molecular-mechanics-forcefield
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Pratiti Bhadra, Debnath Pal
Dynamics is integral to the function of proteins, yet the use of molecular dynamics (MD) simulation as a technique remains under-explored for molecular function inference. This is more important in the context of genomics projects where novel proteins are determined with limited evolutionary information. Recently we developed a method to match the query protein's flexible segments to infer function using a novel approach combining analysis of residue fluctuation-graphs and auto-correlation vectors derived from coarse-grained (CG) MD trajectory...
February 24, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272459/enoblock-a-unique-small-molecule-inhibitor-of-the-non-glycolytic-functions-of-enolase-alleviates-the-symptoms-of-type-2-diabetes
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Haaglim Cho, JungIn Um, Ji-Hyung Lee, Woong-Hee Kim, Wan Seok Kang, So Hun Kim, Hyung-Ho Ha, Yong-Chul Kim, Young-Keun Ahn, Da-Woon Jung, Darren R Williams
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) significantly impacts on human health and patient numbers are predicted to rise. Discovering novel drugs and targets for treating T2DM is a research priority. In this study, we investigated targeting of the glycolysis enzyme, enolase, using the small molecule ENOblock, which binds enolase and modulates its non-glycolytic 'moonlighting' functions. In insulin-responsive cells ENOblock induced enolase nuclear translocation, where this enzyme acts as a transcriptional repressor. In a mammalian model of T2DM, ENOblock treatment reduced hyperglycemia and hyperlipidemia...
March 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271739/role-of-the-microtubule-associated-tppp-p25-in-parkinson-s-and-related-diseases-and-its-therapeutic-potential
#15
Judit Oláh, Philippe Bertrand, Judit Ovádi
The discovery and development of therapeutic strategies for the treatments of Parkinson's disease (PD) and other synucleinopathies are limited by a lack of understanding of the pathomechanisms and their connection with different diseases such as cancers. Areas covered: The hallmarks of these diseases are frequently multifunctional disordered proteins displaying moonlighting and/or chameleon features, which are challenging drug targets. A representative of these proteins is the disordered Tubulin Polymerization Promoting Protein (TPPP/p25) expressed specifically in oligodendrocytes (OLGs) in normal brain...
March 15, 2017: Expert Review of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271488/the-aminoacyl-trna-synthetase-complex
#16
Marc Mirande
Aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases (AARSs) are essential enzymes that specifically aminoacylate one tRNA molecule by the cognate amino acid. They are a family of twenty enzymes, one for each amino acid. By coupling an amino acid to a specific RNA triplet, the anticodon, they are responsible for interpretation of the genetic code. In addition to this translational, canonical role, several aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases also fulfill nontranslational, moonlighting functions. In mammals, nine synthetases, those specific for amino acids Arg, Asp, Gln, Glu, Ile, Leu, Lys, Met and Pro, associate into a multi-aminoacyl-tRNA synthetase complex, an association which is believed to play a key role in the cellular organization of translation, but also in the regulation of the translational and nontranslational functions of these enzymes...
2017: Sub-cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270263/the-intestinal-proteome-of-diabetic-and-control-children-is-enriched-with-different-microbial-and-host-proteins
#17
Elsa Pinto, Marisol Anselmo, Manuela Calha, Andrew Bottrill, Isabel Duarte, Peter W Andrew, Maria L Faleiro
In this study, the intestinal microbial proteome of children with established type 1 diabetes (T1D) was compared with the proteome of healthy children (Control) with the aim to identify differences in the activity of the intestinal microbiota that not only will contribute to a deeper knowledge of the functionality of the gut in these children but also may provide new approaches to improve the control of the disease. Faecal protein extracts collected from three T1D children (aged 9.3±0.6 years) and three Control children (aged 9...
February 2017: Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257841/the-inhibition-of-lactate-dehydrogenase-a-hinders-the-transcription-of-histone-2b-gene-independently-from-the-block-of-aerobic-glycolysis
#18
Elisa Brighenti, Domenica Carnicelli, Maurizio Brigotti, Luigi Fiume
Most cancer cells use aerobic glycolysis to fuel their growth and many efforts are made to selectively block this metabolic pathway in cancer cells by inhibiting lactate dehydrogenase A (LDHA). However, LDHA is a moonlighting protein which exerts functions also in the nucleus as a factor associated to transcriptional complexes. Here we found that two small molecules which inhibit the enzymatic activity of LDHA hinder the transcription of histone 2B gene independently from the block of aerobic glycolysis. Moreover, we observed that silencing this gene reduces cell replication, hence suggesting that the inhibition of LDHA can also affect the proliferation of normal non-glycolysing dividing cells...
April 15, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255691/the-naringenin-induced-exoproteome-of-rhizobium-etli-ce3
#19
Niurka Meneses, Hermenegildo Taboada, Michael F Dunn, María Del Carmen Vargas, Natasha Buchs, Manfred Heller, Sergio Encarnación
Flavonoids excreted by legume roots induce the expression of symbiotically essential nodulation (nod) genes in rhizobia, as well as that of specific protein export systems. In the bean microsymbiont Rhizobium etli CE3, nod genes are induced by the flavonoid naringenin. In this study, we identified 693 proteins in the exoproteome of strain CE3 grown in minimal medium with or without naringenin, with 101 and 100 exoproteins being exclusive to these conditions, respectively. Four hundred ninety-two (71%) of the extracellular proteins were found in both cultures...
March 2, 2017: Archives of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198346/characterization-of-two-new-putative-adhesins-of-leptospira-interrogans
#20
Jupciana M Figueredo, Gabriela H Siqueira, Gisele O de Souza, Marcos B Heinemann, Silvio A Vasconcellos, Erica G B Chapola, Ana L T O Nascimento
We here report the characterization of two novel proteins encoded by the genes LIC11122 and LIC12287, identified in the genome sequences of Leptospira interrogans, annotated, respectively, as a putative sigma factor and a hypothetical protein. The CDSs LIC11122 and LIC12287 have signal peptide SPII and SPI and are predicted to be located mainly at the cytoplasmic membrane of the bacteria. The genes were cloned and the proteins expressed using Escherichia coli. Proteinase K digestion showed that both proteins are surface exposed...
January 2017: Microbiology
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