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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634498/evaluation-of-in-vitro-cytotoxicity-biocompatibility-and-changes-in-the-expression-of-apoptosis-regulatory-proteins-induced-by-cerium-oxide-nanocrystals
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Shahanavaj Khan, Anees A Ansari, Christian Rolfo, Andreia Coelho, Maha Abdulla, Khayal Al-Khayal, Rehan Ahmad
Cerium oxide nanocrystals (CeO2-NCs) exhibit superoxide dismutase and catalase mimetic activities. Based on these catalytic activities, CeO2-NCs have been suggested to have the potential to treat various diseases. The crystalline size of these materials is an important factor that influences the performance of CeO2-NCs. Previous reports have shown that several metal-based nanocrystals, including CeO2-NCs, can induce cytotoxicity in cancer cells. However, the underlying mechanisms have remained unclear. To characterize the anticancer activities of CeO2-NCs, several assays related to the mechanism of cytotoxicity and induction of apoptosis has been performed...
2017: Science and Technology of Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633910/gentle-antibody-mimetic-affinity-chromatography-with-polyol-responsive-nanoclamps
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EDITORIAL
Richard R Burgess, James D Watson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Protein Expression and Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631792/nanoscopic-dynamics-of-bicontinous-microemulsions-effect-of-membrane-associated-protein
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V K Sharma, Douglas G Hayes, Volker S Urban, Hugh M O'Neill, M Tyagi, E Mamontov
Bicontinous microemulsions (BμE) generally consist of nanodomains formed by surfactant in a mixture of water and oil at nearly equal proportions and are potential candidates for the solubilization and purification of membrane proteins. Here we present the first time report of nanoscopic dynamics of surfactant monolayers within BμEs formed by the anionic surfactant sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) measured on the nanosecond to picosecond time scale using quasielastic neutron scattering (QENS). BμEs investigated herein consisted of middle phases isolated from Winsor-III microemulsion systems that were formed by mixing aqueous and oil solutions under optimal conditions...
June 20, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631756/giant-capsids-from-lattice-self-assembly-of-cyclodextrin-complexes
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Shenyu Yang, Yun Yan, Jianbin Huang, Andrei V Petukhov, Loes M J Kroon-Batenburg, Markus Drechsler, Chengcheng Zhou, Mei Tu, Steve Granick, Lingxiang Jiang
Proteins can readily assemble into rigid, crystalline and functional structures such as viral capsids and bacterial compartments. Despite ongoing advances, it is still a fundamental challenge to design and synthesize protein-mimetic molecules to form crystalline structures. Here we report the lattice self-assembly of cyclodextrin complexes into a variety of capsid-like structures such as lamellae, helical tubes and hollow rhombic dodecahedra. The dodecahedral morphology has not hitherto been observed in self-assembly systems...
June 20, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630905/mechanical-deformation-induces-depolarization-of-neutrophils
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Andrew E Ekpenyong, Nicole Toepfner, Christine Fiddler, Maik Herbig, Wenhong Li, Gheorghe Cojoc, Charlotte Summers, Jochen Guck, Edwin R Chilvers
The transition of neutrophils from a resting state to a primed state is an essential requirement for their function as competent immune cells. This transition can be caused not only by chemical signals but also by mechanical perturbation. After cessation of either, these cells gradually revert to a quiescent state over 40 to 120 min. We use two biophysical tools, an optical stretcher and a novel microcirculation mimetic, to effect physiologically relevant mechanical deformations of single nonadherent human neutrophils...
June 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630259/triacylglycerol-mimetics-regulate-membrane-interactions-of-glycogen-branching-enzyme-implications-for-therapy
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Rafael Alvarez, Jesús Casas, David J López, Maitane Ibarguren, Ariadna Suari-Rivera, Silvia Terés, Francisca Guardiola-Serrano, Alexander Lossos, Xavier Busquets, Or Kakhlon, Pablo V Escribá
Adult Polyglucosan Body Disease (APBD) is a neurological disorder characterized by adult-onset neurogenic bladder, spasticity, weakness, and sensory loss. The disease is caused by aberrant glycogen branching enzyme (GBE1-Y329S) yielding less branched, globular and soluble glycogen which tends to aggregate. We explore here whether, despite being a soluble enzyme, GBE1 activity is regulated by protein-membrane interactions. Since soluble proteins can contact a wide variety of cell membranes, we investigated the interactions of purified wild-type and Y329S GBE1 proteins with different types of model membranes (liposomes)...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629523/significance-of-erythropoietin-receptor-antagonist-emp9-in-cancers
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Yoshiko Yasuda, Mitsugu Fujita
We have clarified that cancer cells express their own erythropoietin (Epo) and its receptor (EpoR) mRNA levels, and the respective proteins, which are under the control of Epo-EpoR signaling. Then we explored to inhibit the Epo-EpoR signaling with an EpoR antagonist Epo mimetic peptide 9 (EMP9) that is a derivative of an Epo-mimicking peptide EMP1. In the study of the cancer cell lines in vitro, rhEpo accelerated the cancer cell growth, whereas the EMP9 inhibited the cell growth along with the inhibition of STAT5 tyrosine phosphorylation...
2017: Vitamins and Hormones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629518/analysis-of-the-asymmetry-of-activated-epo-receptor-enables-designing-small-molecule-agonists
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Frank Guarnieri
Amgen solved the high-resolution cocrystal structure of erythropoietin (EPO) bound to the extracellular part of the receptor (EPOR) in 1998, which reveals that the EPO-EPOR interaction surface is formed by 11 salt bridges, 17 H-bonds, and 2 hydrophobic clusters centered at a pair of crucial phenylalanines (F93). The EPOR has two domains, one that penetrates the membrane and a second extracellular domain that forms one arm of the binding site for the EPO ligand. The complete competent receptor-binding site is a homodimer of EPOR with the two arms forming a funnel-shaped cup where EPO binds...
2017: Vitamins and Hormones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629040/3-aminopropyltrimethoxysilane-mediated-solvent-induced-synthesis-of-gold-nanoparticles-for-biomedical-applications
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Prem C Pandey, Gunjan Pandey, Alain Walcarius
The effect of acetone on 3-aminopropyltrimethoxysilane (3-APTMS) mediated synthesis of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) in polar protic, polar aprotic and non polar solvents specifically water, acetone and chloroform has been studied. The findings revealed that acetone promotes the formation of siloxane polymer in chloroform and acetone solvents, but not in water, while AuNPs are formed in all cases. The bifunctional nature of 3-APTMS [NH2(CH2)3Si(OMe)3] controls the formation of siloxane polymer through hydrolysis and condensation of trimethoxysilyl group whereas the amine moieties are likely to form imine linkage, which are involved in the synthesis of gold nanoparticles...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626931/insecticide-resistance-and-intracellular-proteases
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REVIEW
Richard M Wilkins
Pesticide resistance is an example of evolution in action with mechanisms of resistance arising from mutations or increased expression of intrinsic genes. Intracellular proteases have a key role in maintaining healthy cells and in responding to stressors such as pesticides. Insecticide resistant insects have constitutively elevated intracellular protease activity when compared to corresponding susceptible strains. This increase was shown for some cases originally through biochemical enzyme studies and subsequently putatively by transcriptomics and proteomics methods...
June 19, 2017: Pest Management Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626074/a-type-potassium-channels-contribute-to-prorenin-increase-of-firing-activity-in-hypothalamic-vasopressin-neurosecretory-neurons
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Soledad Pitra, Javier E Stern
Recent studies support an important contribution of prorenin (PR) and its receptor (PRR) to the regulation of hypothalamic sympathetic and neurosecretory outflows to the cardiovascular system, including systemic release of vasopressin (VP), both under physiological and cardiovascular disease conditions. Still, the identification of precise cellular mechanisms and neuronal/molecular targets remain unknown. We recently showed that PRR is expressed in VP neurons, and that their activation increases neuronal activity...
June 16, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624662/a-mucosa-mimetic-material-for-the-mucoadhesion-testing-of-thermogelling-semi-solids
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Jéssica Bassi da Silva, Vitaliy V Khutoryanskiy, Marcos L Bruschi, Michael T Cook
Mucosa-mimetic materials are synthetic substrates which aim to replace animal tissue in mucoadhesion experiments. One potential mucosa-mimetic material is a hydrogel comprised of N-acryloyl-d-glucosamine and 2-hydroxyethylmethacrylate, which has been investigated as a surrogate for animal mucosae in the mucoadhesion testing of tablets and solution formulations. This study aims to investigate the efficacy of this mucosa-mimetic material in the testing of thermogelling semi-solid formulations, which transition from solution to gel upon warming...
June 15, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621926/mimicking-the-active-sites-of-organophosphorus-hydrolase-on-the-backbone-of-graphene-oxide-to-destroy-nerve-agent-simulants
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Xuejuan Ma, Lin Zhang, Mengfan Xia, Shuangqin Li, Xiaohong Zhang, Yaodong Zhang
Recent global military events, such as the conflict in Syria, have emphasized the need to find effective strategies to rapidly destroy organophosphorus-based nerve agents. In this work, we designed active site-engineered graphene oxide (GO) via polymerization (polymer bead-GOs) as organophosphorus hydrolase (OPH) mimetic hotspots for the rapid degradation of nerve agents. This hybrid catalyst has a high total turnover frequency value of 0.65 s(-1) and good stability (94.8% activity maintained after 5 cycles)...
June 16, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621483/glycodendrimers-as-chondroitin-sulfate-mimetics-synthesis-and-binding-to-growth-factor-midkine
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Pedro Domínguez-Rodríguez, José J Reina, Sergio Gil-Caballero, Pedro M Nieto, Jose L De Paz, Javier Rojo
Chondroitin sulfate (CS) is a member of the glycosaminoglycan (GAG) family, a class of polysaccharides implicated in relevant biological functions. The structural complexity of these carbohydrates demands the development of simple glycomimetics as useful tools to study the biological processes where GAGs are involved. In this work we described the synthesis of the disaccharide unit of the CS-E (GlcA-GalNAc(4,6-di-OSO3)), in a multivalent presentation. Using a fluorescence polarization competition assay we have demonstrated that a hexavalent dendrimer of this disaccharide interact with midkine, in the low micromolar range...
June 16, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620971/the-adipokinetic-hormone-of-the-coleopteran-suborder-adephaga-structure-function-and-comparison-of-distribution-in-other-insects
#15
Gerd Gäde, Heather G Marco
The aim of the current study is to identify the adipokinetic hormone(s) (AKHs) of a basal suborder of the species-rich Coleoptera, the Adephaga, and possibly learn more about the ancestral AKH of beetles. Moreover, we wanted to compare the ancestral AKH with AKHs of more advanced beetles, of which a number are pest insects. This would allow us to assess whether AKH mimetics would be suitable as insecticides, that is, be harmful to the pest species but not to the beneficial species. Nine species of the Adephaga were investigated and all synthesize only one octapeptide in the corpus cardiacum, as revealed by Edman degradation sequencing techniques or by mass spectrometry...
June 16, 2017: Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620413/the-effect-of-a-synthetic-heparan-sulfate-on-the-healing-of-colonic-anastomoses
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Malene Nerstrøm, Peter-Martin Krarup, Lars Nannestad Jorgensen, Magnus S Ågren
BACKGROUND: The mimetic compound OTR4120 may replace endogenous-degraded heparan sulfates that normally maintain the bioactivity of growth factors that are important for tissue repair. Herein, we investigated the effect of OTR4120 on the healing of normal colonic anastomoses. METHODS: We evaluated the following two treatment groups of male Sprague Dawley rats (220-256 g): control-treated colonic anastomoses (n = 25) and OTR4120-treated colonic anastomoses (n = 25)...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618841/assessment-of-solid-microneedle-rollers-to-enhance-transmembrane-delivery-of-doxycycline-and-inhibition-of-mmp-activity
#17
Abbie Omolu, Maryse Bailly, Richard M Day
Many chronic wounds exhibit high matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) activity that impedes the normal wound healing process. Intradermal delivery (IDD) of sub-antimicrobial concentrations of doxycycline, as an MMP inhibitor, could target early stages of chronic wound development and inhibit further wound progression. To deliver doxycycline intradermally, the skin barrier must be disrupted. Microneedle rollers offer a minimally invasive technique to penetrate the skin by creating multiple microchannels that act as temporary conduits for drugs to diffuse through...
November 2017: Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618228/mechanical-properties-and-cell-compatibility-of-agarose-hydrogels-containing-proteoglycan-mimetic-graft-copolymers
#18
Hannah M Pauly, Laura W Place, Tammy L Haut Donahue, Matt J Kipper
Proteoglycans have vital biochemical and biomechanical functions. Their proteolytic degradation results in loss of these functions. We have previously reported non-protein proteoglycan-mimetic graft copolymers that stabilize and deliver growth factors and are not subject to proteases. Here we expand our investigation of these proteoglycan mimics by also investigating their effects on hydrogel mechanical properties. Four polysaccharide side chains - chondroitin sulfate, heparin, dextran, and dextran sulfate - are each grafted to a hyaluronan backbone...
June 15, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614753/detection-of-hydrogen-peroxide-and-glucose-by-using-tb2-moo4-3-nanoplates-as-peroxidase-mimics
#19
Mehdi Rahimi-Nasrabadi, Farhang Mizani, Morteza Hosseini, Amir Homayoun Keihan, Mohammad Reza Ganjali
Tb2(MoO4)3 nanostructures are demonstrated for the first time to have an intrinsic peroxidase-like activity. Tb2(MoO4)3 nanoplates could efficiently catalyse the oxidation of 3,3',5,5'-tetramethylbenzidine (TMB) to generate a blue dye (with an absorbance maximum at 652nm) in the presence of H2O2. Based on the highly efficient catalytic of Tb2(MoO4)3 nanoplates, a novel system for optical determination of H2O2 and glucose was successfully established under optimized conditions. The assay had 0.0.08μM and 0...
June 6, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614718/sirt5-desuccinylates-and-activates-pyruvate-kinase-m2-to-block-macrophage-il-1%C3%AE-production-and-to-prevent-dss-induced-colitis-in-mice
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Fang Wang, Ke Wang, Wei Xu, Shimin Zhao, Dan Ye, Yi Wang, Ying Xu, Lisha Zhou, Yiwei Chu, Cuiping Zhang, Xue Qin, Pengyuan Yang, Hongxiu Yu
LPS-activated macrophages undergo a metabolic shift from dependence on mitochondria-produced ATP to reliance on aerobic glycolysis, where PKM2 is a critical determinant. Here, we show that PKM2 is a physiological substrate of SIRT5 and that SIRT5-regulated hypersuccinylation inhibits the pyruvate kinase activity of PKM2 by promoting its tetramer-to-dimer transition. Moreover, a succinylation-mimetic PKM2 K311E mutation promotes nuclear accumulation and increases protein kinase activity. Furthermore, we show that SIRT5-dependent succinylation promotes PKM2 entry into nucleus, where a complex of PKM2-HIF1α is formed at the promoter of IL-1β gene in LPS-stimulated macrophages...
June 13, 2017: Cell Reports
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