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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29392388/engineering-escherichia-coli-for-glycolic-acid-production-from-d-xylose-through-the-dahms-pathway-and-glyoxylate-bypass
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Rhudith B Cabulong, Won-Keun Lee, Angelo B Bañares, Kristine Rose M Ramos, Grace M Nisola, Kris Niño G Valdehuesa, Wook-Jin Chung
Glycolic acid (GA) is an ⍺-hydroxy acid used in cosmetics, packaging, and medical industries due to its excellent properties, especially in its polymeric form. In this study, Escherichia coli was engineered to produce GA from D-xylose by linking the Dahms pathway, the glyoxylate bypass, and the partial reverse glyoxylate pathway (RGP). Initially, a GA-producing strain was constructed by disrupting the xylAB and glcD genes in the E. coli genome and overexpressing the xdh(Cc) from Caulobacter crescentus. This strain was further improved through modular optimization of the Dahms pathway and the glyoxylate bypass...
February 1, 2018: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29374035/functional-characterization-of-three-specific-acyl-coenzyme-a-synthetases-involved-in-anaerobic-cholesterol-degradation-in-sterolibacterium-denitrificans-chol1s
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Markus Warnke, Tobias Jung, Christian Jacoby, Michael Agne, Franziska Maria Feller, Bodo Philipp, Wolfgang Seiche, Bernhard Breit, Matthias Boll
The denitrifying β-proteobacterium Sterolibacterium denitrificans Chol1S catabolizes steroids such as cholesterol via an oxygen-independent pathway. It involves enzyme reaction sequences described for aerobic cholesterol and bile acid degradation as well as enzymes uniquely found in anaerobic steroid-degrading bacteria. Recent studies provided evidence that in Stl. denitrificans the cholest-4-en-3-one intermediate is oxygen-independently oxidized to Δ4-dafachronic acid (C26-oic acid), which is subsequently activated by a substrate-specific acyl-coenzyme A (CoA) synthetase (ACS)...
January 26, 2018: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349857/a-diazido-mannose-analog-as-a-chemoenzymatic-synthon-for-synthesizing-di-n-acetyllegionaminic-acid-containing-glycosides
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Abhishek Santra, An Xiao, Hai Yu, Wanqing Li, Yanhong Li, Linh Ngo, John B McArthur, Xi Chen
A novel strategy is developed to expand the scope of chemoenzymatic synthetic products by designing a chemoenzymatic synthon. The synthon is enzymatically converted to carbohydrate analogs which are readily derivatized chemically to produce desired targets. The strategy is demonstrated for synthesizing glycosides containing 7,9-di-N-acetyllegionaminic acid (Leg5,7Ac2), a bacterial nonulosonic acid (NulO) analog of sialic acid. A versatile library of a2-3/6-linked Leg5,7Ac2- glycosides is built using chemically synthesized 2,4-diazido-2,4,6-trideoxy mannose as a chemoenzymatic synthon for highly efficient one-pot multienzyme (OPME) sialylation followed by a downstream chemical conversion of the azido group to an acetamido group...
January 19, 2018: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250698/genetic-disorder-in-carbohydrates-metabolism-hereditary-fructose-intolerance-associated-with-celiac-disease
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Daniela Păcurar, Gabriela Leşanu, Irina Dijmărescu, Iulia Florentina Ţincu, Mihaela Gherghiceanu, Dumitru Orăşeanu
Celiac disease (CD) has been associated with several genetic and immune disorders, but association between CD and hereditary fructose intolerance (HFI) is extremely rare. HFI is an autosomal recessive disease caused by catalytic deficiency of aldolase B (fructose-1,6-bisphosphate aldolase). We report the case of a 5-year-old boy suffering from CD, admitted with an initial diagnosis of Reye's-like syndrome. He presented with episodic unconsciousness, seizures, hypoglycemia, hepatomegaly and abnormal liver function...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247687/genotypic-variations-between-wild-type-and-small-colony-variants-of-staphylococcus-aureus-in-prosthetic-valve-infectious-endocarditis-a-comparative-genomic-and-transcriptomic-analysis
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Hongbin Chen, Qi Wang, Yuyao Yin, Shuguang Li, Deng-Ke Niu, Hui Wang
Staphylococcus aureus small colony variants (SCVs) can cause persistent infections. However, the genomes and transcriptomes of S. aureus SCVs remain poorly understood. We isolated a pair of isogenic wild-type and SCV methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) strains (IE1 and IE2, respectively) from a patient with prosthetic valve infectious endocarditis. The SCV IE2 strain grew more slowly than the wild-type strain, and serum killing and mouse lethality assays revealed that the virulence of the SCV strain IE2 was decreased...
December 13, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241575/dietary-supplementation-with-myo-inositol-reduces-hepatic-triglyceride-accumulation-and-expression-of-both-fructolytic-and-lipogenic-genes-in-rats-fed-a-high-fructose-diet
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Masaya Shimada, Masato Hibino, Anna Takeshita
Excessive fructose ingestion drastically enhances hepatic lipid accumulation. The most prominent form of inositol-myo-inositol (MI)-remarkably reduces high sucrose-induced hepatic triglyceride (TG) accumulation. Because MI is a major and strong lipotrope, we hypothesized in this study that MI improves fatty liver more induced by excessive ingestion of fructose than sucrose. Rats were fed a high-glucose diet (HGD), a high-fructose diet (HFD), or an HFD supplemented with 0.2% MI for 12 days. Hepatic levels of TG and mRNAs for fructolysis (ketohexokinase and aldolase B), lipogenesis (pyruvate kinase, liver, and RBC; glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase; acetyl-CoA carboxylase alpha; fatty acid synthase; and stearoyl-CoA desaturase 1), and a key transcription factor for lipogenesis-carbohydrate-responsive element-binding protein-were significantly increased in the HFD group compared with the HGD group, and the increase was markedly decreased by MI supplementation...
November 2017: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182758/microrna-122-targets-genes-related-to-goose-fatty-liver
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Jun Zhang, Qian Wang, Xing Zhao, Laidi Wang, Xingguo Wang, Jian Wang, Biao Dong, Daoqing Gong
MicroRNA-122 (miR-122), a completely conserved, liver-specific miRNA in vertebrates, is essential for the maintenance of liver homeostasis. This 22-nucleotide-length RNA regulates diverse functions such as cholesterol, glucose, and lipid metabolism as well as iron homeostasis and infection of hepatitis C virus (HCV). Landes goose, which has a good, fatty liver, has important significance for us in studying miR-122 function in goose fatty liver. In the current study, we identified miR-122 in goose liver and its expression pattern and target genes...
November 22, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055862/juvenile-exposure-to-bisphenol-a-promotes-ovarian-differentiation-but-suppresses-its-growth-potential-involvement-of-pituitary-follicle-stimulating-hormone
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Weiting Chen, Shuk-Wa Lau, Yuqin Fan, Rudolf S S Wu, Wei Ge
Bisphenol A (BPA), a plastic monomer and plasticizer, is commonly used in plastics industry, and it has been well documented to be an estrogenic endocrine disrupter. In the present study, we investigated the effect of early (juvenile) exposure to BPA on the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonad (HPG) axis in the zebrafish. Estradiol (E2) and testosterone (T) were also included as positive and negative controls respectively. Juvenile zebrafish were exposed to BPA (1 and 10μM), E2 (10nM) and T (10nM) from 20 to 40 dpf (days post-fertilization), the period of sex/gonadal differentiation, followed by histological and expression analyses at 40 dpf...
December 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973717/tissue-distribution-and-early-developmental-expression-patterns-of-aldolase-a-b-and-c-in-grass-carp-ctenopharyngodon-idellus
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J J Fan, J J Bai, D M Ma, L Y Yu, P Jiang
Aldolase is a key enzyme involved in glycolysis, gluconeogenesis, and the pentose phosphate pathway. To establish the expression patterns of all three aldolase isozyme genes in different tissues and during early embryogenesis in lower vertebrates, as well as to explore the functional differences between these three isozymes, the grass carp was selected as a model owing to its relatively high glucose-metabolizing capability. Based on the cDNA sequences of the aldolase A, B, and C genes, the expression patterns of these three isozymes were analyzed in different tissues and during early embryogenesis using quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR)...
September 27, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955482/decreased-cd3-cd16-cd56-natural-killer-cell-counts-in-children-with-orbital-myositis-a-clue-to-disease-activity
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Melissa R Briones, Gabrielle A Morgan, Maria C Amoruso, Bahram Rahmani, Maura E Ryan, Lauren M Pachman
The study aimed to document the utility of the absolute number of natural killer cells as a biomarker in paediatric orbital myositis (OM). Extracted data from four children with OM included demographics, laboratory values, imaging and treatment response. Stored sera (-80°C) were tested for IgG4 levels in three cases and antibody to Coxsackie B in two cases. Their first symptom was at 14.4±1.2 years (mean±SD). At diagnosis three had creatine phosphokinase (CPK) of 97.3±44.2, aldolase of 8.5±2.8 (n=2), alanine aminotransferase (ALT) of 13±2...
2017: RMD Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940833/a-patchwork-pathway-for-oxygenase-independent-degradation-of-side-chain-containing-steroids
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Markus Warnke, Christian Jacoby, Tobias Jung, Michael Agne, Mario Mergelsberg, Robert Starke, Nico Jehmlich, Martin von Bergen, Hans-Hermann Richnow, Thomas Brüls, Matthias Boll
The denitrifying betaproteobacterium Sterolibacterium denitrificans serves as model organism for studying the oxygen-independent degradation of cholesterol. Here, we demonstrate its capability of degrading various globally abundant side chain containing zoo-, phyto- and mycosterols. We provide the complete genome that empowered an integrated genomics/proteomics/metabolomics approach, accompanied by the characterization of a characteristic enzyme of steroid side chain degradation. The results indicate that individual molybdopterin-containing steroid dehydrogenases are involved in C25-hydroxylations of steroids with different isoprenoid side chains, followed by the unusual conversion to C26-oic acids...
September 21, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851999/benzo-a-pyrene-induced-metabolic-shift-from-glycolysis-to-pentose-phosphate-pathway-in-the-human-bladder-cancer-cell-line-rt4
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Nisha Verma, Mario Pink, Stefan Boland, Albert W Rettenmeier, Simone Schmitz-Spanke
Benzo[a]pyrene (B[a]P), a well-known polyaromatic hydrocarbon, is known for its lung carcinogenicity, however, its role in bladder cancer development is still discussed. Comparative two-dimensional blue native SDS-PAGE analysis of protein complexes isolated from subcellular fractions of 0.5 µM B[a]P-exposed cells indicated a differential regulation of proteins involved in carbohydrate, fatty acid, and nucleotide metabolism, suggesting a possible metabolic flux redistribution. It appeared that B[a]P exposure led to a repression of enzymes (fructose-bisphosphate aldolase A, glucose-6-phosphate isomerase, lactate dehydrogenase) involved in glycolysis, and an up-regulation of proteins (glucose-6-phosphate 1-dehydrogenase, 6-phosphogluconolactonase) catalyzing the pentose phosphate pathway and one carbon metabolism (10-formyltetrahydrofolate dehydrogenase, bifunctional purine biosynthesis protein)...
August 29, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792616/proteomic-profiling-of-liver-and-plasma-in-chronic-ethanol-feeding-model-of-hepatic-alcohol-dehydrogenase-deficient-deer-mice
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Kamlesh K Bhopale, Samir M Amer, Lata Kaphalia, Kizhake V Soman, John E Wiktorowicz, Ghulam A Shakeel Ansari, Bhupendra S Kaphalia
BACKGROUND: Chronic alcohol abuse, a major risk factor for such diseases as hepatitis and cirrhosis, impairs hepatic alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH; key ethanol [EtOH]-metabolizing enzyme). Therefore, differentially altered hepatic and plasma proteomes were identified in chronic EtOH feeding model of hepatic ADH-deficient (ADH(-) ) deer mice to understand the metabolic basis of alcoholic liver disease (ALD). METHODS: ADH(-) deer mice were fed 3.5 g% EtOH via Lieber-DeCarli liquid diet daily for 3 months and histology of the liver assessed...
October 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711958/systematic-assessment-of-urinary-hydroxy-oxo-glutarate-for-diagnosis-and-follow-up-of-primary-hyperoxaluria-type-iii
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Ada Ventzke, Markus Feldkötter, Andrew Wei, Jutta Becker, Bodo B Beck, Bernd Hoppe
BACKGROUND: There are currently three distinct autosomal recessive inherited types of primary hyperoxaluria (PH: PHI, PHII, and PHIII), all characterized by the endogenous overproduction of oxalate. The PH type is difficult to differentiate by clinical features alone. In addition to universal general characteristics to all hyperoxaluria subtypes, specific urinary metabolites can be detected: glycolate in PHI, L-glyceric acid in PHII, and hydroxy-oxo-glutarate (HOG) in PHIII. PHIII is considered to be the most benign form and is characterized by severe recurrent urolithiasis in early life, followed by clinical remission in many, but not all patients...
December 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651382/assignment-of-sigma-factors-of-rna-polymerase-to-promoters-in-corynebacterium-glutamicum
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Hana Dostálová, Jiří Holátko, Tobias Busche, Lenka Rucká, Andrey Rapoport, Petr Halada, Jan Nešvera, Jörn Kalinowski, Miroslav Pátek
Corynebacterium glutamicum is an important industrial producer of various amino acids and other metabolites. The C. glutamicum genome encodes seven sigma subunits (factors) of RNA polymerase: the primary sigma factor SigA (σ(A)), the primary-like σ(B) and five alternative sigma factors (σ(C), σ(D), σ(E), σ(H) and σ(M)). We have developed in vitro and in vivo methods to assign particular sigma factors to individual promoters of different classes. In vitro transcription assays and measurements of promoter activity using the overexpression of a single sigma factor gene and the transcriptional fusion of the promoter to the gfpuv reporter gene enabled us to reliably define the sigma factor dependency of promoters...
December 2017: AMB Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607594/high-expression-of-aldolase-b-confers-a-poor-prognosis-for-rectal-cancer-patients-receiving-neoadjuvant-chemoradiotherapy
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Yu-Feng Tian, Pei-Ling Hsieh, Ching-Yih Lin, Ding-Ping Sun, Ming-Jen Sheu, Ching-Chieh Yang, Li-Ching Lin, Hong-Lin He, Julia Solórzano, Chien-Feng Li, I-Wei Chang
Background : Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in both sex worldwide and it is also the fourth most common cause of cancer mortality. For rectal cancer, neoadjuvant concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) followed by radical proctectomy is gold standard treatment for patients with stage II/III rectal cancer. By data mining a documented database of rectal cancer transcriptome (GSE35452) from Gene Expression Omnibus, National Center of Biotechnology Information, we recognized that ALDOB was the most significantly up-regulated transcript among those related to glycolysis (GO: 0006096)...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558381/aldolase-b-overexpression-is-associated-with-poor-prognosis-and-promotes-tumor-progression-by-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-colorectal-adenocarcinoma
#17
Qingguo Li, Yaqi Li, Junyan Xu, Sheng Wang, Ye Xu, Xinxiang Li, Sanjun Cai
BACKGROUND: Glycolysis is considered to be the root of cancer development and progression, which involved a multi-step enzymatic reaction. Our study aimed at figuring out which glycolysis enzyme participates in the development of colorectal cancer and its possible mechanisms. METHODS: We firstly screened out Aldolase B (ALDOB) by performing qRT-PCR arrays of glycolysis-related genes in five paired liver metastasis and primary colorectal tissues, and further detected ALDOB protein with immunohistochemistry in tissue microarray (TMA) consisting of 229 samples from stage I-III colorectal cancer patients...
2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274171/differential-representation-of-liver-proteins-in-obese-human-subjects-suggests-novel-biomarkers-and-promising-targets-for-drug-development-in-obesity
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Simonetta Caira, Antonio Iannelli, Rosaria Sciarrillo, Gianluca Picariello, Giovanni Renzone, Andrea Scaloni, Pietro Addeo
The proteome of liver biopsies from human obese (O) subjects has been compared to those of nonobese (NO) subjects using two-dimensional gel electrophoresis (2-DE). Differentially represented proteins were identified by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight (MALDI-TOF) mass spectrometry (MS)-based peptide mass fingerprinting (PMF) and nanoflow-liquid chromatography coupled to electrospray-tandem mass spectrometry (nLC-ESI-MS/MS). Overall, 61 gene products common to all of the liver biopsies were identified within 65 spots, among which 25 ones were differently represented between O and NO subjects...
December 2017: Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255462/profiling-proteins-in-the-hypothalamus-and-hippocampus-of-a-rat-model-of-premenstrual-syndrome-irritability
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Mingqi Qiao, Peng Sun, Yang Wang, Sheng Wei, Xia Wei, Chunhong Song, Fushun Wang, Jibiao Wu
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) refers to several physical and mental symptoms (such as irritability) commonly encountered in clinical gynaecology. The incidence of PMS has been increasing, attracting greater attention from medical fields. However, PMS pathogenesis remains unclear. This study employed two-dimensional gel electrophoresis (2DE) for proteomic map analysis of the hypothalamus and hippocampus of rat models of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) irritability. Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionisation time of flight mass spectroscopy (MALDI-TOF-MS) was used to identify proteins possibly related with PMS irritability...
2017: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177318/crystallization-and-x-ray-analysis-of-d-threonine-aldolase-from-chlamydomonas-reinhardtii
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Yuki Hirato, Masaru Goto, Mayumi Tokuhisa, Minoru Tanigawa, Katsushi Nishimura
D-Threonine aldolase from the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii (CrDTA) catalyzes the interconversion of several β-hydroxy-D-amino acids (e.g. D-threonine) and glycine plus the corresponding aldehydes. Recombinant CrDTA was overexpressed in Escherichia coli and purified to homogeneity; it was subsequently crystallized using the hanging-drop vapour-diffusion method at 295 K. Data were collected and processed at 1.85 Å resolution. Analysis of the diffraction pattern showed that the crystal belonged to space group P1, with unit-cell parameters a = 64...
February 1, 2017: Acta Crystallographica. Section F, Structural Biology Communications
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