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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652321/nonenzymatic-gluconeogenesis-like-formation-of-fructose-1-6-bisphosphate-in-ice
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Christoph B Messner, Paul C Driscoll, Gabriel Piedrafita, Michael F L De Volder, Markus Ralser
The evolutionary origins of metabolism, in particular the emergence of the sugar phosphates that constitute glycolysis, the pentose phosphate pathway, and the RNA and DNA backbone, are largely unknown. In cells, a major source of glucose and the large sugar phosphates is gluconeogenesis. This ancient anabolic pathway (re-)builds carbon bonds as cleaved in glycolysis in an aldol condensation of the unstable catabolites glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate and dihydroxyacetone phosphate, forming the much more stable fructose 1,6-bisphosphate...
June 26, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652262/identification-and-metabolite-profiling-of-chemical-activators-of-lipid-accumulation-in-green-algae
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Nishikant Wase, Boqiang Tu, James W Allen, Paul N Black, Concetta C DiRusso
Microalgae are proposed as feedstock organisms useful for producing biofuels and co-products. However, several limitations must be overcome before algae-based production is economically feasible. Among these is the ability to induce lipid accumulation and storage without affecting biomass yield. To overcome this barrier, a chemical genetics approach was employed in which 43,783 compounds were screened against Chlamydomonas reinhardtii and 243 compounds were identified that increase triacylglyceride (TAG) accumulation without terminating growth...
June 26, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645481/subcellular-localization-of-glycolytic-enzymes-and-characterization-of-intermediary-metabolism-of-trypanosoma-rangeli
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Rocío Rondón-Mercado, Héctor Acosta, Ana J Cáceres, Wilfredo Quiñones, Juan Luis Concepción
Trypanosoma rangeli is a hemoflagellate protist that infects wild and domestic mammals as well as humans in Central and South America. Although this parasite is not pathogenic for human, it is being studied because it shares with Trypanosoma cruzi, the etiological agent of Chagas' disease, biological characteristics, geographic distribution, vectors and vertebrate hosts. Several metabolic studies have been performed with T. cruzi epimastigotes, however little is known about the metabolism of T. rangeli. In this work we present the subcellular distribution of the T...
June 20, 2017: Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644992/surface-coating-modulated-toxic-responses-to-silver-nanoparticles-in-wolffia-globosa
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Xiaoyan Zou, Penghui Li, Jie Lou, Hongwu Zhang
With the omnipresence of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) in our daily consumer products, their release has raised serious concerns. However, the biochemical mechanisms by which plants counteract the toxicity of nanoparticles are largely unknown. This study investigated the exposure of aquatic Wolffia globosa to ATP-nAg (AgNPs coated with adenosine triphosphate), cit-nAg (AgNPs coated with citrate), and Ag(+). Hill reaction activity was basically lost in W. globosa treated with 10mg/L ATP-nAg and Ag(+), while the activity was still maintained at 38...
June 15, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640999/common-and-potentially-prebiotic-origin-for-precursors-of-nucleotide-synthesis-and-activation
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Albert C Fahrenbach, Constantin Giurgiu, Chun Pong Tam, Li Li, Yayoi Hongo, Masashi Aono, Jack W Szostak
We have recently shown that 2-aminoimidazole is a superior nucleotide activating group for nonenzymatic RNA copying. Here we describe a prebiotic synthesis of 2-aminoimidazole that shares a common mechanistic pathway with that of 2-aminooxazole, a previously described key intermediate in prebiotic nucleotide synthesis. In the presence of glycolaldehyde, cyanamide, phosphate and ammonium ion, both 2-aminoimidazole and 2-aminooxazole are produced, with higher concentrations of ammonium ion and acidic pH favoring the former...
June 22, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640802/peroxisomal-biogenesis-is-genetically-and-biochemically-linked-to-carbohydrate-metabolism-in-drosophila-and-mouse
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Michael F Wangler, Yu-Hsin Chao, Vafa Bayat, Nikolaos Giagtzoglou, Abhijit Babaji Shinde, Nagireddy Putluri, Cristian Coarfa, Taraka Donti, Brett H Graham, Joseph E Faust, James A McNew, Ann Moser, Marco Sardiello, Myriam Baes, Hugo J Bellen
Peroxisome biogenesis disorders (PBD) are a group of multi-system human diseases due to mutations in the PEX genes that are responsible for peroxisome assembly and function. These disorders lead to global defects in peroxisomal function and result in severe brain, liver, bone and kidney disease. In order to study their pathogenesis we undertook a systematic genetic and biochemical study of Drosophila pex16 and pex2 mutants. These mutants are short-lived with defects in locomotion and activity. Moreover these mutants exhibit severe morphologic and functional peroxisomal defects...
June 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640743/glucose-consumption-in-carbohydrate-mixtures-by-phosphotransferase-system-mutants-of-escherichia-coli
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Tian Xia, Neeraj Sriram, Sarah A Lee, Ronni Altman, Jeffrey L Urbauer, Elliot Altman, Mark A Eiteman
Escherichia coli lacking the glucose phosphotransferase system (PTS), mannose PTS and glucokinase are supposedly unable to grow on glucose as the sole carbon source (Curtis SJ, Epstein W. J Bacteriol 1975;122:1189-1199). We report that W ptsG manZ glk (ALS1406) grows slowly on glucose in media containing glucose with a second carbon source: ALS1406 metabolizes glucose after that other carbon source, including arabinose, fructose, glycerol, succinate or xylose, is exhausted. Galactose is an exception to this rule, as ALS1406 simultaneously consumes both galactose and glucose...
June 22, 2017: Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637353/hallmarks-of-pulmonary-hypertension-mesenchymal-and-inflammatory-cell-metabolic-reprogramming
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Angelo D'Alessandro, Karim El Kasmi, Lydie Plecita-Hlavata, Petr Jezek, Min Li, Hui Zhang, Sachin A Gupte, Kurt Randall Stenmark
The molecular events that promote the development of pulmonary hypertension (PH) are complex and incompletely understood. The complex interplay between the pulmonary vasculature and its immediate microenvironment involving cells of immune system (i.e. macrophages) promotes a persistent inflammatory state, pathological angiogenesis and fibrosis that is driven by metabolic reprogramming of mesenchymal and immune cells. Consistent with previous findings in the field of cancer metabolism, increased glycolytic rates, incomplete glucose and glutamine oxidation to support anabolism and anaplerosis, altered lipid synthesis/oxidation ratios, increased one-carbon metabolism and activation of the pentose phosphate pathway to support nucleoside synthesis are but some of the key metabolic signatures of vascular cells in PH...
June 22, 2017: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627690/data-mining-and-pathway-analysis-of-glucose-6-phosphate-dehydrogenase-with-natural-language-processing
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Long Chen, Chunhua Zhang, Yanling Wang, Yuqian Li, Qiaoqiao Han, Huixin Yang, Yuechun Zhu
Human glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) is a crucial enzyme in the pentose phosphate pathway, and serves an important role in biosynthesis and the redox balance. G6PD deficiency is a major cause of neonatal jaundice and acute hemolyticanemia, and recently, G6PD has been associated with diseases including inflammation and cancer. The aim of the present study was to conduct a search of the National Center for Biotechnology Information PubMed library for articles discussing G6PD. Genes that were identified to be associated with G6PD were recorded, and the frequency at which each gene appeared was calculated...
June 15, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625755/multilevel-engineering-of-the-upstream-module-of-aromatic-amino-acid-biosynthesis-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-for-high-production-of-polymer-and-drug-precursors
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Miguel Suástegui, Chiam Yu Ng, Anupam Chowdhury, Wan Sun, Mingfeng Cao, Emma House, Costas D Maranas, Zengyi Shao
A multilevel approach was implemented in Saccharomyces cerevisiae to optimize the precursor module of the aromatic amino acid biosynthesis pathway, which is a rich resource for synthesizing a great variety of chemicals ranging from polymer precursor, to nutraceuticals and pain-relief drugs. To facilitate the discovery of novel targets to enhance the pathway flux, we incorporated the computational tool YEASTRACT for predicting novel transcriptional repressors and OptForce strain-design for identifying non-intuitive pathway interventions...
June 15, 2017: Metabolic Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619110/effect-of-aspartic-acid-and-glutamate-on-metabolism-and-acid-stress-resistance-of-acetobacter-pasteurianus
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Haisong Yin, Renkuan Zhang, Menglei Xia, Xiaolei Bai, Jun Mou, Yu Zheng, Min Wang
BACKGROUND: Acetic acid bacteria (AAB) are widely applied in food, bioengineering and medicine fields. However, the acid stress at low pH conditions limits acetic acid fermentation efficiency and high concentration of vinegar production with AAB. Therefore, how to enhance resistance ability of the AAB remains as the major challenge. Amino acids play an important role in cell growth and cell survival under severe environment. However, until now the effects of amino acids on acetic fermentation and acid stress resistance of AAB have not been fully studied...
June 15, 2017: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611748/microbial-metabolism-in-soil-at-subzero-temperatures-adaptation-mechanisms-revealed-by-position-specific-13-c-labeling
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Ezekiel K Bore, Carolin Apostel, Sara Halicki, Yakov Kuzyakov, Michaela A Dippold
Although biogeochemical models designed to simulate carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) dynamics in high-latitude ecosystems incorporate extracellular parameters, molecular and biochemical adaptations of microorganisms to freezing remain unclear. This knowledge gap hampers estimations of the C balance and ecosystem feedback in high-latitude regions. To analyze microbial metabolism at subzero temperatures, soils were incubated with isotopomers of position-specifically (13)C-labeled glucose at three temperatures: +5 (control), -5, and -20°C...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611670/identification-of-epigallocatechin-3-gallate-as-an-inhibitor-of-phosphoglycerate-mutase-1
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Xiaoguang Li, Shuai Tang, Qian-Qian Wang, Elaine L-H Leung, Hongyue Jin, Yongzhuo Huang, Jia Liu, Meiyu Geng, Min Huang, Shengtao Yuan, Xiao-Jun Yao, Jian Ding
Targeting metabolic enzymes is believed to provide new therapeutic opportunities for cancer therapy. Phosphoglycerate mutase 1 (PGAM1) is a glycolytic enzyme that importantly coordinates glycolysis, pentose phosphate pathway (PPP) flux and serine biosynthesis in cancer cells and hence gains increasing interest of inhibitor discovery. Only few PGAM1 inhibitors have been reported and the molecular potency remains very limited. In an effort to discover new PGAM1 inhibitors, we carried out a biochemical assay-based screen that was focused on natural products derived small molecule compounds...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608479/biosynthesis-of-novel-7-8-dihydroxyflavone-glycoside-derivatives-and-in-silico-study-of-their-effects-on-bace1-inhibition
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Ramesh Prasad Pandey, Prakash Parajuli, Anaya Raj Pokhrel, Jae Kyung Sohng
7,8-Dihydroxyflavone (7,8-DHF) has been conjugated with glucose moiety to produce glucoside derivatives. Three analogues of 7,8-DHF (7-O-β-D-glucosyl-8-hydroxyflavone, 7-hydroxy-8-O-β-D-glucosyl flavone, and 7,8-di-O-β-D-glucosylflavone) have been successfully produced from in vitro reaction using glycosyltransferase of Bacillus licheniformis. Production of these 7,8-DHF derivatives were shifted to cheaper and easier approach in this study by using engineered Escherichia coli BL21 (DE3) ΔpgiΔzwfΔushA cells in which the flow of glucose-6-phospahte toward glycolysis and pentose phosphate pathway and hydrolysis of UDP-α-D-glucose were blocked while directing the carbon flux toward UDP-α-D-glucose by over-expressing UDP-α-D-glucose pathway genes...
June 12, 2017: Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607489/the-metabolic-function-of-cyclin-d3-cdk6-kinase-in-cancer-cell-survival
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Haizhen Wang, Brandon N Nicolay, Joel M Chick, Xueliang Gao, Yan Geng, Hong Ren, Hui Gao, Guizhi Yang, Juliet A Williams, Jan M Suski, Mark A Keibler, Ewa Sicinska, Ulrike Gerdemann, W Nicholas Haining, Thomas M Roberts, Kornelia Polyak, Steven P Gygi, Nicholas J Dyson, Piotr Sicinski
D-type cyclins (D1, D2 and D3) and their associated cyclin-dependent kinases (CDK4 and CDK6) are components of the core cell cycle machinery that drives cell proliferation. Inhibitors of CDK4 and CDK6 are currently being tested in clinical trials for patients with several cancer types, with promising results. Here, using human cancer cells and patient-derived xenografts in mice, we show that the cyclin D3-CDK6 kinase phosphorylates and inhibits the catalytic activity of two key enzymes in the glycolytic pathway, 6-phosphofructokinase and pyruvate kinase M2...
June 15, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604247/brucella-central-carbon-metabolism-an-update
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T Barbier, A Zúñiga-Ripa, S Moussa, H Plovier, J F Sternon, L Lázaro-Antón, R Conde-Álvarez, X De Bolle, M Iriarte, I Moriyón, J J Letesson
The brucellae are facultative intracellular pathogens causing brucellosis, an important zoonosis. Here, we review the nutritional, genetic, proteomic and transcriptomic studies on Brucella carbon uptake and central metabolism, information that is needed for a better understanding of Brucella virulence. There is no uniform picture across species but the studies suggest primary and/or secondary transporters for unknown carbohydrates, lactate, glycerol phosphate, erythritol, xylose, ribose, glucose and glucose/galactose, and routes for their incorporation to central metabolism, including an erythritol pathway feeding the pentose phosphate cycle...
June 12, 2017: Critical Reviews in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601396/constructing-xylose-assimilating-pathways-in-pediococcus-acidilactici-for-high-titer-d-lactic-acid-fermentation-from-corn-stover-feedstock
#17
Zhongyang Qiu, Qiuqiang Gao, Jie Bao
Xylose-assimilating pathway was constructed in a d-lactic acid producing Pediococcus acidilactici strain and evolutionary adapted to yield a co-fermentation strain P. acidilactici ZY15 with 97.3g/L of d-lactic acid and xylose conversion of 92.6% obtained in the high solids content simultaneous saccharification and co-fermentation (SSCF) of dry dilute acid pretreated and biodetoxified corn stover feedstock. The heterologous genes encoding xylose isomerase (xylA) and xylulokinase (xylB) were screened and integrated into the P...
May 22, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596955/flux-enabled-exploration-of-the-role-of-sip1-in-galactose-yeast-metabolism
#18
Christopher M Shymansky, George Wang, Edward E K Baidoo, Jennifer Gin, Amanda Reider Apel, Aindrila Mukhopadhyay, Héctor García Martín, Jay D Keasling
(13)C metabolic flux analysis ((13)C MFA) is an important systems biology technique that has been used to investigate microbial metabolism for decades. The heterotrimer Snf1 kinase complex plays a key role in the preference Saccharomyces cerevisiae exhibits for glucose over galactose, a phenomenon known as glucose repression or carbon catabolite repression. The SIP1 gene, encoding a part of this complex, has received little attention, presumably, because its knockout lacks a growth phenotype. We present a fluxomic investigation of the relative effects of the presence of galactose in classically glucose-repressing media and/or knockout of SIP1 using a multi-scale variant of (13)C MFA known as 2-Scale (13)C metabolic flux analysis (2S-(13)C MFA)...
2017: Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596515/characterization-of-a-new-murine-cell-line-of-sarcomatoid-hepatocellular-carcinoma-and-its-application-for-biomarker-therapy-development
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Chia-Hung Yen, Chih-Chung Lai, Chen-Chung Liao, Sheng-Fan Wang, Yi-Jen Liao, Chien-Yi Tung, Jung-Hsien Hung, Shiu-Feng Huang, Yi-Ming Arthur Chen
Sarcomatoid hepatocellular carcinoma (SHC) is a rare type of HCC with significantly poorer survival than ordinary HCC. Little is known about the mechanism associated with SHC and its biomarkers and therapy. Here, we established a mouse liver cancer cell line and designated as Ymac-1. A sarcomatous appearance was observed in the allograft tumor arose from Ymac-1. Liver-secreted plasma proteins were found in Ymac-1 cultured supernatant by proteomics analysis. The positive staining of CK7, CK8, Vimentin and the suppressed expression of AFP indicated that Ymac-1 is a SHC cell line...
June 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591644/co-expression-of-glucose-6-phosphate-dehydrogenase-and-acyl-coa-binding-protein-enhances-lipid-accumulation-in-the-yeast-yarrowia-lipolytica
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Evgeniya Y Yuzbasheva, Elizaveta B Mostova, Natalia I Andreeva, Tigran V Yuzbashev, Ivan A Laptev, Tatiana I Sobolevskaya, Sergey P Sineoky
The oleaginous yeast Yarrowia lipolytica is a convenient model for investigating lipid biosynthesis and for engineering high lipid accumulated strains. In this organism, the pentose phosphate pathway is the major source of NADPH for lipid biosynthesis. Thus, we over-expressed gene encoding NADP(+)-dependent glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (ZWF1) in a strain deficient in peroxisome biogenesis. However, this strategy suppressed growth during cultivation under lipogenic conditions and did not significantly increase lipid accumulation...
June 4, 2017: New Biotechnology
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