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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922772/plasmolysis-deplasmolysis-causes-changes-in-endoplasmic-reticulum-form-movement-flow-and-cytoskeletal-association
#1
Xiaohang Cheng, Ingeborg Lang, Opeyemi Samson Adeniji, Lawrence Griffing
Plasmolysis of hypocotyl cells of transgenic Arabidopsis thaliana and Nicotiana benthamiana diminishes the dynamics of the remodeling of the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) in the central protoplast, namely that withdrawn from the cell wall, and more persistent cisternae are formed, yet little change in the actin network in the protoplast occurs. Also, protein flow within the ER network in the protoplast, as detected with fluorescence recovery after photobleaching (FRAP), is not affected by plasmolysis. After plasmolysis, another network of strictly tubular ER remains attached to the plasma membrane-wall interface and is contained within the Hechtian strands and reticulum...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921632/elevated-solute-transport-at-sites-of-diffuse-matrix-damage-in-cortical-bone-implications-on-bone-repair
#2
Bin Wang, Xuanhao Sun, Ozan Akkus, Liyun Wang
Diffuse matrix damage in rat cortical bone has been observed to self-repair efficiently in two weeks without activating bone remodeling, and unlike the case with linear cracks, the local osteocytes at the sites of diffuse damage remain healthy. However, the reason(s) for such high efficiency of matrix repair remains unclear. We hypothesized that transport of minerals and other compounds essential for damage repair is enhanced at the damaged sites and further increased by the application of tensile loading. To test our hypothesis, diffuse damage was introduced in notched bovine wafers under cyclic tensile loading and unloading...
September 16, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920089/cooking-methods-affect-phytochemical-composition-and-anti-obesity-potential-of-soybean-glycine-max-seeds-in-wistar-rats
#3
Cerile Ypolyte Woumbo, Dieudonné Kuate, Hilaire Macaire Womeni
This work aimed at investigating the effects of three domestic cooking methods (roasting, sprouting and boiling) on phytochemical contents (phenolic content, flavonoid, fibre), and anti-obesity (weight loss, hypoglycemic effect, serum lipids) potential of soybean seeds in obese male rats. Ten different forms were implemented, combining hulled/unhulled and raw/cooked soybean seeds using a basal and a hypercaloric diet as controls. Unhulled Roasted Soybean (URS) exhibited the highest phenolic content and a greater antioxidant activity by the FRAP assay than BHT at certain concentrations...
August 2017: Heliyon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919860/a-multidirectional-perspective-for-novel-functional-products-in-vitro-pharmacological-activities-and-in-silico-studies-on-ononis-natrix-subsp-hispanica
#4
Serife Yerlikaya, Gokhan Zengin, Adriano Mollica, Mehmet C Baloglu, Yasemin Celik Altunoglu, Abdurrahman Aktumsek
The genus Ononis has important value as traditional drugs and foods. In the present work, we aimed to assess the chemical profiles and biological effects of Ononis natrix subsp. hispanica extracts (ethyl acetate, methanol, and water). For chemical profile, total and individual phenolic components were detected. For biological effects, antioxidant (DPPH, ABTS, CUPRAC, FRAP, phosphomolybdenum, and metal chelating assays), enzyme inhibitory (against cholinesterase, tyrosinase, α-amylase and α-glucosidase), antimicrobial, DNA protection and cytotoxic abilities were tested...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919509/molecular-and-macro-scale-analysis-of-enzyme-crosslinked-silk-hydrogels-for-rational-biomaterial-design
#5
Meghan McGill, Jeannine M Coburn, Benjamin P Partlow, Xuan Mu, David L Kaplan
Silk fibroin-based hydrogels have exciting applications in tissue engineering and therapeutic molecule delivery; however, their utility is dependent on their diffusive properties. The present study describes a molecular and macro-scale investigation of enzymatically-crosslinked silk fibroin hydrogels, and demonstrates that these systems have tunable crosslink density and diffusivity. We developed a liquid chromatography tandem mass spectroscopy (LC-MS/MS) method to assess the quantity and order of covalent tyrosine crosslinks in the hydrogels...
September 14, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917898/physicochemical-characterization-antioxidant-activity-of-polysaccharides-from-mesona-chinensis-benth-and-their-protective-effect-on-injured-nctc-1469-cells-induced-by-h2o2
#6
Wei Tang, Mingyue Shen, Jianhua Xie, Dan Liu, Mengxia Du, Lihua Lin, He Gao, Bruce R Hamaker, Mingyong Xie
Polysaccharides MP-A, MP-U and MP-C were extracted from Mesona chinensis Benth by hot-alkali extraction (HAE), ultrasonic-assisted extraction (UAE) and cellulose-enzyme assisted extraction (CAE), respectively. The yields, physicochemical properties and antioxidant of polysaccharides were investigated. Results showed that the yields of MP-A (11.14%), MP-U (10.62%) and MP-C (9.70%) were similar, and they were all heteropolysaccharides with average molecular weights of 1.9×10(5)Da, 1.5×10(5)Da, 1.4×10(5)Da...
November 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914604/scc2-nipbl-hops-between-chromosomal-cohesin-rings-after-loading
#7
James Dp Rhodes, Davide Mazza, Kim A Nasmyth, Stephan Uphoff
The cohesin complex mediates DNA-DNA interactions both between (sister chromatid cohesion) and within chromosomes (DNA looping). It has been suggested that intra-chromosome loops are generated by extrusion of DNAs through the lumen of cohesin's ring. Scc2 (Nipbl) stimulates cohesin's ABC-like ATPase and is essential for loading cohesin onto chromosomes. However, it is possible that the stimulation of cohesin's ATPase by Scc2 also has a post-loading function, for example driving loop extrusion. Using fluorescence recovery after photobleaching (FRAP) and single- molecule tracking, we show that Scc2 binds dynamically to chromatin, principally through an association with cohesin...
September 15, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911634/extraction-and-quantification-of-polyphenols-from-kinnow-citrus-reticulate-l-peel-using-ultrasound-and-maceration-techniques
#8
Muhammad N Safdar, Tusneem Kausar, Saqib Jabbar, Amer Mumtaz, Karam Ahad, Ambreen A Saddozai
An investigation was carried out to extract polyphenols from the peel of kinnow (Citrus reticulate L.) by maceration and ultrasound-assisted extraction (UAE) techniques. The antioxidant potential of these polyphenols was evaluated using ferric reducing antioxidant power (FRAP), 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH), and superoxide radical scavenging assays; and their antimicrobial activity was assessed against bacterial strains Staphyloccoccus aureus, Bacillus cereus, and Salmonella typhimurium. The highest extraction yield was obtained through the solvent ethanol at 80% concentration level, whereas UAE was a more efficient technique and yielded comparatively higher polyphenol contents than maceration...
July 2017: Journal of Food and Drug Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904431/role-of-gut-derived-uremic-toxins-on-oxidative-stress-and-inflammation-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
#9
S Gouroju, P V L N Srinivasa Rao, A R Bitla, K S Vinapamula, S M Manohar, S Vishnubhotla
Several cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors have been identified among patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Gut-derived uremic toxins (GDUT) are important modifiable contributors in this respect. There are very few Indian studies on GDUT changes in CKD. One hundred and twenty patients older than 18 years diagnosed with CKD were enrolled along with forty healthy subjects. The patients were classified into three groups of forty patients based on stage of CKD. Indoxyl sulfate (IS), para cresyl sulfate (p-CS), indole acetic acid (IAA), and phenol were estimated along with the assessment of oxidative stress (OS), inflammatory state, and bone mineral disturbance...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899829/multi-scale-mechanical-characterization-of-prostate-cancer-cell-lines-relevant-biological-markers-to-evaluate-the-cell-metastatic-potential
#10
J Zouaoui, A M Trunfio-Sfarghiu, L Brizuela, A Piednoir, O Maniti, B Munteanu, S Mebarek, A Girard-Egrot, A Landoulsi, T Granjon
BACKGROUND: Considering the importance of cellular mechanics in the birth and evolution of cancer towards increasingly aggressive stages, we compared nano-mechanical properties of non-tumoral (WPMY-1) and highly aggressive metastatic (PC-3) prostate cell lines both on cell aggregates, single cells, and membrane lipids. METHODS: Cell aggregate rheological properties were analyzed during dynamic compression stress performed on a homemade rheometer. Single cell visco-elasticity measurements were performed by Atomic Force Microscopy using a cantilever with round tip on surface-attached cells...
September 9, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899688/keratins-regulate-the-adhesive-properties-of-desmosomal-cadherins-through-signaling
#11
Franziska Vielmuth, Marie-Therès Wanuske, Mariya Y Radeva, Matthias Hiermaier, Daniela Kugelmann, Elias Walter, Fanny Buechau, Thomas M Magin, Jens Waschke, Volker Spindler
Tightly controlled intercellular adhesion is crucial for integrity and function of the epidermis. The keratin filament cytoskeleton anchors desmosomes, supramolecular complexes required for strong intercellular adhesion. We here tested whether keratin filaments control cell adhesion by regulating the adhesive properties of desmosomal cadherins such as desmoglein (Dsg) 3. Atomic force microscopy (AFM) and FRAP experiments revealed reduced Dsg3 adhesive forces and membrane stability in murine keratinocytes lacking all keratin filaments...
September 9, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898412/antioxidant-activity-of-chinese-shanxi-aged-vinegar-and-its-correlation-with-polyphenols-and-flavonoids-during-the-brewing-process
#12
Xiaolin Xie, Yu Zheng, Xian Liu, Cheng Cheng, Xianglong Zhang, Ting Xia, Songfeng Yu, Min Wang
One of the most famous Chinese vinegars, Shanxi aged vinegar (SAV), is produced with solid-state fermentation technology. Total antioxidant activity (TAC) is a special property for SAV. In this study, we investigate correlations between total antioxidant activity (TAC) and total polyphenol (TP) and total flavonoid (TF) contents of SAV, especially during the brewing process. For SAV, TAC, TP, and TF increased with the increase of aging time. The correlation coefficients between TAC and TP were 0.869 and 0.934, respectively, when analyzed with the method of ABTS and FRAP...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891305/antioxidant-phenolic-acids-from-the-leaves-of-armeniaca-sibirica
#13
Ya-Nan Wu, Wei Wang, Guo-Dong Yao, Xue-Feng Jiang, Yan Zhang, Shao-Jiang Song
Phytochemical investigation of the leaves of Armeniaca sibirica (L.) Lam. led to the isolation of two new phenolic acids (1-2), together with eight known compounds (3-10) from the ethanol extracts of this plant. Structures of these compounds were elucidated through detailed spectroscopic analyses, using 1D-NMR and 2D-NMR in combination with HR-EI-MS techniques. All the compounds were evaluated for their antioxidant capabilities in vitro using 2, 2'-azino-bis-3-ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulphonic acid (ABTS), 1, 1'-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) free radical scavenging assays, and ferric-reducing antioxidant power (FRAP) methods...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Asian Natural Products Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888460/impact-of-boiling-on-free-and-bound-phenolic-profile-and-antioxidant-activity-of-commercial-gluten-free-pasta
#14
Gabriele Rocchetti, Luigi Lucini, Giulia Chiodelli, Gianluca Giuberti, Domenico Montesano, Francesco Masoero, Marco Trevisan
Cooking by boiling dry pasta could have varying degrees of influence on nutritional and functional components. In the present study, its effect on total phenolic content and antioxidant capacity, as well as on the comprehensive profile of free and bound phenolics, was investigated in six commercial gluten-free (GF) pasta products. Overall, the heat treatment caused a significant reduction (P<0.01) of the total phenolic content as well as FRAP reducing power and ORAC radical scavenging, with significant differences among the pasta samples considered...
October 2017: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887918/hepatoprotective-and-hypoglycemic-effects-of-a-tannin-rich-extract-from-ximenia-americana-var-caffra-root
#15
Mansour Sobeh, Mona F Mahmoud, Mohamed A O Abdelfattah, Hesham A El-Beshbishy, Assem M El-Shazly, Michael Wink
BACKGROUND: Liver diseases and diabetes are serious health disorders associated with oxidative stress and ageing. Some plant polyphenols can lower the risk of these diseases. PURPOSE: We investigated the phytochemical profiling of a root extract from Ximenia americana var. caffra using HPLC-PDA-ESI-MS/MS. The antioxidant activities in vitro were investigated. The hepatoprotective activities were studied in rat models with d-galactosamine (d-GaIN)-induced hepatotoxicity and the antidiabetic activities in STZ-diabetic rats were also investigated...
September 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885586/senna-singueana-antioxidant-hepatoprotective-antiapoptotic-properties-and-phytochemical-profiling-of-a-methanol-bark-extract
#16
Mansour Sobeh, Mona F Mahmoud, Rehab A Hasan, Haroan Cheng, Assem M El-Shazly, Michael Wink
Natural products are considered as an important source for the discovery of new drugs to treat aging-related degenerative diseases and liver injury. The present study profiled the chemical constituents of a methanol extract from Senna singueana bark using HPLC-PDA-ESI-MS/MS and 36 secondary metabolites were identified. Proanthocyanidins dominated the extract. Monomers, dimers, trimers of (epi)catechin, (epi)gallocatechin, (epi)guibourtinidol, (ent)cassiaflavan, and (epi)afzelechin represented the major constituents...
September 8, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880969/anti-inflammatory-activities-of-garlic-sprouts-a-source-of-%C3%AE-linolenic-acid-and-5-hydroxy-l-tryptophan-in-raw-264-7-cells
#17
Joanna Gdula-Argasińska, Paweł Paśko, Katarzyna Sułkowska-Ziaja, Katarzyna Kała, Bożena Muszyńska
The purpose of this study was to analyze the indolic, phenolic, and fatty acid content and antioxidant activity of garlic sprouts growing in the dark and in the daylight. The pro- or anti-inflammatory properties of the garlic sprout extract were investigated by evaluating the cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2), prostaglandin E synthase (cPGES), glutathione S transferase (GSTM1), nuclear factor NF-κB, peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs), and aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) protein levels in the RAW 264...
2017: Acta Biochimica Polonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877444/new-tethered-phospholipid-bilayers-integrating-functional-g-protein-coupled-receptor-membrane-protein
#18
Meriem Chadli, Samuel Rebaud, Ofelia Maniti, Bruno Tillier, Sandra Cortès, Agnes Girard-Egrot
Membrane proteins exhibiting extra- and intra-cellular domains require an adequate near-native lipid platform for their functional reconstitution. With this aim, we developed a new technology enabling the formation of a peptide-tethered Bilayer Lipid Membrane (pep-tBLM), a lipid bilayer grafted onto peptide spacers, by the way of a metal-chelate interaction. To this end, we designed an original peptide spacer derived from the natural α-laminin thiopeptide (P19), possessing a cysteine residue in N-terminal extremity for grafting on gold and modified in C-terminal extremity by four histidine residues (P19-4H)...
September 6, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873704/fractionation-and-identification-of-antioxidant-peptides-from-an-enzymatically-hydrolysed-palmaria-palmata-protein-isolate
#19
Pádraigín A Harnedy, Martina B O'Keeffe, Richard J FitzGerald
Proteins derived from the macroalgal species Palmaria palmata have emerged as potential substrates for the generation of bioactive peptides. The aim of this study was to fractionate, identify and characterize antioxidant peptides from a P. palmata protein hydrolysate. The P. palmata protein hydrolysate generated with the food-grade proteolytic enzyme Corolase PP was sequentially fractionated using solid phase extraction and semi-preparative (SP) RP-HPLC. The most active SP-RP-HPLC peptide fraction (SP-RP-HPLC-30-F26) was analysed by ESI-MS/MS...
October 2017: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873617/nutritional-and-bioactive-potential-of-myrtaceae-fruits-during-ripening
#20
Siluana Katia Tischer Seraglio, Mayara Schulz, Priscila Nehring, Fabiana Della Betta, Andressa Camargo Valese, Heitor Daguer, Luciano Valdemiro Gonzaga, Roseane Fett, Ana Carolina Oliveira Costa
This study aimed to characterize jabuticaba (Myrciaria cauliflora), guabiju (Myrcianthes pungens), and jambolan (Syzygium cumini) in relation to its individual phenolic compounds (LC-ESI-MS/MS), antioxidant capacity, total monomeric anthocyanin, sugars, and minerals during ripening (intermediate and ripe stages). In the three studied fruits, 22 phenolic compounds were quantified, especially phenolic acids and flavonoids, which presented a higher concentration in the intermediate ripening stage. In contrast, the total monomeric anthocyanin, fructose, glucose, Ca, Na values were higher in the ripe stage...
January 15, 2018: Food Chemistry
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