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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232017/ph-resistant-monodispersed-polymer-lipid-nanodiscs
#1
Thirupathi Ravula, Nathaniel Z Hardin, Sudheer Ramadugu, Sarah J Cox, Ayyalusamy Ramamoorthy
Polymer lipid nanodiscs have provided an invaluable system for structural and functional studies of membrane proteins in their near-native environment. In spite of the recent advances in the development and usage of polymer lipid nanodisc systems, lack of control over size and poor tolerance to pH and divalent metal ions are major limitations for further applications. Here we report a facile modification of a low molecular weight styrene maleic acid copolymer to form monodispersed lipid bilayer nanodiscs that show ultra-stability towards a pH range of 2...
December 12, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231323/-analysis-on-mechanism-of-acupuncture-with-three-needles-at-hegu-li-4-and-its-clinical-application
#2
Lizhi Zhang, Nenggui Xu
Inverted horse acupuncture (acupuncture with three needles) at Hegu (LI 4) is different from triple needling, a traditional needling method. Based on DONG's warming yang and tonifying qi by simultaneous acu-puncture at Linggu (Extra) and Dabai (Extra), we palpate points along the large intestine meridian of hand-yangming, and Linggu (Extra), Hegu (LI 4), and Dabai (Extra) are pricked perpendicularly to smooth triple energizer directly. Thus, functions of zangfu organs are holistically adjusted and clinical effect is better...
January 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230223/glutaraldehyde-cross-linking-of-hiv-1-env-trimers-skews-the-antibody-subclass-response-in-mice
#3
Martina Soldemo, Monika Àdori, Julian M Stark, Yu Feng, Karen Tran, Richard Wilson, Lifei Yang, Javier Guenaga, Richard T Wyatt, Gunilla B Karlsson Hedestam
Well-ordered soluble HIV-1 envelope glycoprotein (Env) spike mimetics such as Native Flexibly Linked (NFL) trimers display high homogeneity, desired antigenicity, and high in vitro stability compared to previous generation soluble HIV-1 Env trimers. Glutaraldehyde (GLA) cross-linking was shown to further increase the thermostability of clade C 16055 NFL trimers and enhance the induction of tier 2 autologous neutralizing antibodies in guinea pigs. Here, we investigated if GLA fixation affected other aspects of the Env-specific immune response by performing a comparative immunogenicity study in C57BL/6 mice with non-fixed and GLA-fixed 16055 NFL trimers administered in AbISCO-100 adjuvant...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230036/negative-charge-and-membrane-tethered-viral-3b-cooperate-to-recruit-viral-rna-dependent-rna-polymerase-3d-pol
#4
Anna Dubankova, Jana Humpolickova, Martin Klima, Evzen Boura
Most single stranded plus RNA viruses hijack phosphatidylinositol 4-kinases (PI4Ks) to generate membranes highly enriched in phosphatidylinositol 4-phosphate (PI4P). These membranous compartments known as webs, replication factories or replication organelles are essential for viral replication because they provide protection from the innate intracellular immune response while serving as platforms for viral replication. Using purified recombinant proteins and biomimetic model membranes we show that the nonstructural viral 3A protein is sufficient to promote membrane hyper-phosphorylation given the proper intracellular cofactors (PI4KB and ACBD3)...
December 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229994/autophagy-induced-during-apoptosis-degrades-mitochondria-and-inhibits-type-i-interferon-secretion
#5
Lisa M Lindqvist, Daniel Frank, Kate McArthur, Toby A Dite, Michael Lazarou, Jonathan S Oakhill, Benjamin T Kile, David L Vaux
Cells undergoing Bax/Bak-mediated apoptosis exhibit signs of autophagy, but how it is activated and its significance is unknown. By directly activating Bax/Bak with BH3-only proteins or BH3 mimetic compounds, we demonstrate that mitochondrial damage correlated with a rapid increase in intracellular [AMP]/[ATP], phosphorylation of 5' AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK), and activation of unc-51 like autophagy activating kinase 1 (ULK1). Consequently, autophagic flux was triggered early in the apoptotic pathway, as activation of the apoptosome and caspases were not necessary for its induction...
December 11, 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229950/aneurysm-severity-is-increased-by-combined-mmp-7-deletion-and-n-cadherin-mimetic-ec4-fc-over-expression
#6
Cressida A Lyon, Helen Williams, Rosaria Bianco, Steven J Simmonds, Bethan A Brown, Kerry S Wadey, Frank C T Smith, Jason L Johnson, Sarah J George
There is an unmet need for treatments to reduce abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) progression. Vascular smooth muscle cell (VSMC) apoptosis precipitates AAA formation, whereas VSMC proliferation repairs the vessel wall. We previously demonstrated that over-expression of EC4-Fc (truncated N-cadherin), or deletion of matrix-metalloproteinase-7 (Mmp-7) reduced VSMC apoptosis in mouse atherosclerotic plaques. Additionally, MMP-7 promotes VSMC apoptosis by cleavage of N-cadherin. We investigated their combined effect on AAA formation...
December 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229746/inhibition-of-nadph-oxidase-dependent-oxidative-stress-in-the-rostral-ventrolateral-medulla-mediates-the-antihypertensive-effects-of-acupuncture-in-spontaneously-hypertensive-rats
#7
Xue-Rui Wang, Jing-Wen Yang, Cai-Shuo Ji, Xiang-Hong Zeng, Guang-Xia Shi, Marc Fisher, Cun-Zhi Liu
Oxidative stress in the rostral ventrolateral medulla (RVLM), where the sympathetic nervous control center is located, contributes to neural mechanisms of hypertension. Acupuncture was previously reported to favorably affect high blood pressure. However, little is known about the effect of acupuncture on oxidative stress-modulated mechanisms in hypertension. This study was designed to evaluate the hypothesis that acupuncture exerts an antihypertensive effect via ameliorating oxidative stress and the redox-sensitive pathway in the RVLM of spontaneously hypertensive rats...
December 11, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228761/targeting-tumor-associated-carbohydrate-antigens-a-phase-i-study-of-a-carbohydrate-mimetic-peptide-vaccine-in-stage-iv-breast-cancer-subjects
#8
Laura F Hutchins, Issam Makhoul, Peter D Emanuel, Angela Pennisi, Eric R Siegel, Fariba Jousheghany, Xueyan Guo, Anastas D Pashov, Behjatolah Monzavi-Karbassi, Thomas Kieber-Emmons
Tumor-associated carbohydrate antigens (TACAs) support cell survival that could be interrupted by anti-TACA antibodies. Among TACAs that mediate cell survival signals are the neolactoseries antigen Lewis Y (LeY) and the ganglioside GD2. To induce sustained immunity against both LeY and GD2, we developed a carbohydrate mimicking peptide (CMP) as a surrogate pan-immunogen that mimics both. This CMP, referred to as P10s, is the N-terminal half of a peptide vaccine named P10s-PADRE, the C-terminal half of which (PADRE) is a Pan-T-cell epitope...
November 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227247/stress-induced-cdk5-activity-enhances-cytoprotective-basal-autophagy-in-drosophila-melanogaster-by-phosphorylating-acinus-at-serine437
#9
Nilay Nandi, Lauren K Tyra, Drew Stenesen, Helmut Krämer
Cdk5 is a post-mitotic kinase with complex roles in maintaining neuronal health. The various mechanisms by which Cdk5 inhibits and promotes neurodegeneration are still poorly understood. Here, we show that in Drosophila melanogaster Cdk5 regulates basal autophagy, a key mechanism suppressing neurodegeneration. In a targeted screen, Cdk5 genetically interacted with Acinus (Acn), a primarily nuclear protein, which promotes starvation-independent, basal autophagy. Loss of Cdk5, or its required cofactor p35, reduces S437-Acn phosphorylation, whereas Cdk5 gain-of-function increases pS437-Acn levels...
December 11, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226950/syndecans-in-chronic-inflammatory-and-autoimmune-diseases-pathological-insights-and-therapeutic-opportunities
#10
REVIEW
Solomon A Agere, Eugene Y Kim, Nahid Akhtar, Salahuddin Ahmed
Syndecans (SDCs) are a family of heparan sulfate proteoglycans (HSPGs) glycoproteins ubiquitously expressed on the cell surfaces and extracellular matrix of all mammalian tissues. There are four mammalian syndecans, SDC-1 thorough 4, which play a critical role in cell adhesion, migration, proliferation, differentiation, and angiogenesis through independent and growth factor mediated signaling. An altered expression of SDCs is often observed in autoimmune disorders, cancer, HIV infection, and many other pathological conditions...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226141/evaluation-of-immunosuppressive-therapy-use-for-tracheal-transplantation-with-trachea-mimetic-bellows-scaffolds-in-a-rabbit-model
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Jae Yeon Lee, Jeong Hun Park, Soo Jin Son, Mina Han, Gonhyung Kim, Seong Soo Kang, Seok Hwa Choi, Dong-Woo Cho
The objective of this study was to evaluate the use of immunosuppressive therapy with high-dose cyclosporine, high-dose azathioprine, and a combination of low-dose cyclosporine and azathioprine after tracheal reconstruction by using a trachea-mimetic graft of polycaprolactone (PCL) bellows-type scaffold in a rabbit model. Twenty-four healthy New Zealand white rabbits were used in the study. All underwent circumferential tracheal replacement using tissue-engineered tracheal graft, prepared from PCL bellows scaffold reinforced with silicone ring, collagen hydrogel, and human turbinate mesenchymal stromal cell (hTMSC) sheets...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225052/supersulfated-low-molecular-weight-heparin-synergizes-with-igf1r-ir-inhibitor-to-suppress-synovial-sarcoma-growth-and-metastases
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Giuliana Cassinelli, Laura Dal Bo, Enrica Favini, Denis Cominetti, Sabina Pozzi, Monica Tortoreto, Michelandrea De Cesare, Daniele Lecis, Eugenio Scanziani, Lucia Minoli, Annamaria Naggi, Israel Vlodavsky, Nadia Zaffaroni, Cinzia Lanzi
Synovial sarcoma (SS) is an aggressive tumor with propensity for lung metastases which significantly impact patients' prognosis. New therapeutic approaches are needed to improve treatment outcome. Targeting the heparanase/heparan sulfate proteoglycan system by heparin derivatives which act as heparanase inhibitors/heparan sulfate mimetics is emerging as a therapeutic approach that can sensitize the tumor response to chemotherapy. We investigated the therapeutic potential of a supersulfated low molecular weight heparin (ssLMWH) in preclinical models of SS...
December 7, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223528/glp-1-receptor-agonists-downregulate-aberrant-gnt-iii-expression-in-alzheimer-s-disease-models-through-the-akt-gsk-3%C3%AE-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling
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Ying Wang, Song Chen, Zheng Xu, Suting Chen, Wenbing Yao, Xiangdong Gao
Alterations of glycoprotein glycans contribute to a wide variety of diseases. Bisecting N-acetylglucosamine (GlcNAc) levels increased in the cerebrospinal fluid of most Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients, and the mRNA levels of N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase III (GnT-III), a glycosyltransferase responsible for synthesizing a bisecting GlcNAc residue, were found highly expressed in the brains of AD patients. In our previous studies, glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) and its mimetics showed neuroprotective effects...
December 6, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223498/heparin-fibronectin-interactions-in-the-development-of-extracellular-matrix-insolubility
#14
Irene Raitman, Mia L Huang, Selwyn A Williams, Benjamin Friedman, Kamil Godula, Jean E Schwarzbauer
During extracellular matrix (ECM) assembly, fibronectin (FN) fibrils are irreversibly converted into a detergent-insoluble form which, through FN's multi-domain structure, can interact with collagens, matricellular proteins, and growth factors to build a definitive matrix. FN also has heparin/heparan sulfate (HS) binding sites. Using HS-deficient CHO cells, we show that the addition of soluble heparin significantly increased the amount of FN matrix that these cells assemble. Sulfated HS glycosaminoglycan (GAG) mimetics similarly increased FN assembly and demonstrated a dependence on GAG sulfation...
December 6, 2017: Matrix Biology: Journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223018/targeting-oxidant-dependent-mechanisms-for-the-treatment-of-respiratory-diseases-and-their-comorbidities
#15
REVIEW
Neil C Thomson
Oxidative stress is implicated in the pathogenesis of respiratory diseases, such as COPD and its comorbidities, asthma, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and radiation pneumonitis. Antioxidants drugs, such as small molecule thiols, nuclear erythroid-2 related factor 2 activators and catalytic enzyme mimetics have been developed to target oxidant-dependent mechanisms. The therapeutic effects of antioxidants have been generally disappointing. A small number of antioxidants are approved for clinical use, such as the small molecule thiol N-acetyl-l-cysteine for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and in the United States, the superoxide dismutase mimetic AEOL 10150 for severe radiation pneumonitis...
December 6, 2017: Current Opinion in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222846/influence-of-the-three-dimensional-culture-of-human-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-within-a-macroporous-polysaccharides-scaffold-on-pannexin-1-and-pannexin-3
#16
Julien Guerrero, Hugo Oliveira, Rachida Aid, Reine Bareille, Robin Siadous, Didier Letourneur, Yong Mao, Joachim Kohn, Joëlle Amédée
Because cell interactions play a fundamental role for cell differentiation, we investigated the expression of Pannexin 1 and Pannexin 3 in human bone marrow mesenchymal stromal cells (HBMSCs) in a three-dimensional (3D) microenvironment provided by a polysaccharide-based macroporous scaffold. The pannexin (Panx) family consists of three members, Panx1, Panx2, and Panx3. The roles of pannexin large-pore ion and metabolite channels are recognized in many physiological and pathophysiological scenarios but the role of these proteins in human physiological processes is still under investigation...
December 9, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222455/binding-modes-of-teixobactin-to-lipid-ii-molecular-dynamics-study
#17
Yang Liu, Yaxin Liu, Mary B Chan-Park, Yuguang Mu
Teixobactin (TXB) is a newly discovered antibiotic targeting the bacterial cell wall precursor Lipid II (LII). In the present work, four binding modes of TXB on LII were identified by a contact-map based clustering method. The highly flexible binary complex ensemble was generated by parallel tempering metadynamics simulation in a well-tempered ensemble (PTMetaD-WTE). In agreement with experimental findings, the pyrophosphate group and the attached first sugar subunit of LII are found to be the minimal motif for stable TXB binding...
December 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221142/d-4f-increases-microrna-124a-and-reduces-neuroinflammation-in-diabetic-stroke-rats
#18
Ruizhuo Ning, Poornima Venkat, Michael Chopp, Alex Zacharek, Tao Yan, Xu Cui, Don Seyfried, Jieli Chen
D-4F is an apolipoprotein-A1 mimetic peptide that promotes anti-inflammatory effects. MicroRNA-124 is the most abundant brain-specific microRNA and has anti-inflammatory effects. In this study, we investigated the therapeutic efficacy and mechanisms of D-4F treatment of stroke in type one diabetes mellitus (T1DM) rats. Male Wistar rats were induced with T1DM, subjected to embolic middle cerebral artery occlusion and treated with PBS or D-4F (1 mg/kg i.p.) at 2, 24 and 48 hours after stroke (n=8/group). A battery of function tests, brain blood barrier (BBB) integrity, white matter changes and microRNA expression were evaluated in vivo and in vitro...
November 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217409/proteasome-phosphorylation-regulates-cocaine-induced-sensitization
#19
Frankie R Gonzales, Kristin K Howell, Lara E Dozier, Stephan G Anagnostaras, Gentry N Patrick
Repeated exposure to cocaine produces structural and functional modifications at synapses from neurons in several brain regions including the nucleus accumbens. These changes are thought to underlie cocaine-induced sensitization. The ubiquitin proteasome system plays a crucial role in the remodeling of synapses and has recently been implicated in addiction-related behavior. The ATPase Rpt6 subunit of the 26S proteasome is phosphorylated by Ca2+/calmodulin-dependent protein kinases II alpha at ser120 which is thought to regulate proteasome activity and distribution in neurons...
December 4, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216327/protamine-neutralizes-chondroitin-sulfate-proteoglycan-mediated-inhibition-of-oligodendrocyte-differentiation
#20
Kazuya Kuboyama, Naomi Tanga, Ryoko Suzuki, Akihiro Fujikawa, Masaharu Noda
Chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans (CSPGs), which are enriched in demyelinating plaques in neurodegenerative diseases, such as multiple sclerosis (MS), impair remyelination by inhibiting the migration and differentiation of oligodendrocyte precursor cells (OPCs) in the central nervous system (CNS). We herein show that protamine (PRM, also known as a heparin antagonist) effectively neutralizes the inhibitory activities of CSPGs, thereby enhancing OPC differentiation and (re)myelination in mice. Cell-based assays using mouse OPC-like OL1 cells revealed that the PRM treatment exerted masking effects on extracellular CSPGs and improved oligodendrocyte differentiation on inhibitory CSPG-coated substrates...
2017: PloS One
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