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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822865/formation-and-morphogenesis-of-a-cuttlebone-s-aragonite-biomineral-structures-for-the-common-cuttlefish-sepia-officinalis-on-the-nanoscale-revisited
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Vida Čadež, Srečo D Škapin, Adrijana Leonardi, Igor Križaj, Saša Kazazić, Branka Salopek-Sondi, Ivan Sondi
This study describes and examines the structural and morphological properties of the hierarchically organized, aragonite cuttlebone forms for the common cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis, L.), including its main structural parts, the dorsal shield, and the chambers. Specifically, it complements the mechanism for the self-organized formation of aragonite, identifies the presence, and determines the role of soluble organic matrix (SOM) proteins in the morphogenesis of the cuttlebone's biomineral structures on the nanoscale...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822278/a-carbon-tetrachloride-free-synthesis-of-n-phenyltrifluoroacetimidoyl-chloride
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Dylan G M Smith, Spencer J Williams
N-Phenyltrifluoroacetimidoyl chloride (PTFAI-Cl) is a reagent widely used for the preparation of glycosyl N-phenyltrifluoroacetimidates. However, the most commonly applied method requires carbon tetrachloride, a hepatotoxic reagent that has been phased out under the Montreal Protocol. We report a new synthesis of N-phenyltrifluoroacetimidoyl chloride (PTFAI-Cl) using dichlorotriphenylphosphane and triethylamine.
August 10, 2017: Carbohydrate Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822187/-enzymatic-glycosylation-of-4-demethylepipodophyllotoxin
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Ke-Bo Xie, Ri-Dao Chen, Yu-Jiao Zhang, Da-Wei Chen, Jun-Gui Dai
The glycosides of 4'-demethylepipodophyllotoxin (DMEP) possess various pharmacological activities; however, the chemical synthesis of these glycosides faces challenges in regioselectivity, stereoselectivity, and the protection and de-protection of functional groups. In this work, a novel glycosyltransferase (GT) gene AbGT5 from Aloe barbadensis was successfully cloned, heterogeneously expressed and purified. Recombinant AbGT5 was able to catalyze the glycosylation of DMEP and the glycosylated product, which was separated from the preparative scale reaction, was characterized as DMEP 4'-O-β-D-glucoside via MS, 1H-NMR, 13C-NMR, HSQC and HMBC...
June 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822114/glycosylation-of-dentin-matrix-protein-1-is-a-novel-key-element-for-astrocyte-maturation-and-bbb-integrity
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Bo Jing, Chunxue Zhang, Xianjun Liu, Liqiang Zhou, Jiping Liu, Yinan Yao, Juehua Yu, Yuteng Weng, Min Pan, Jie Liu, Zuolin Wang, Yao Sun, Yi Eve Sun
The blood-brain barrier (BBB) is a tight boundary formed between endothelial cells and astrocytes, which separates and protects brain from most pathogens as well as neural toxins in circulation. However, detailed molecular players involved in formation of BBB are not completely known. Dentin matrix protein 1 (DMP1)-proteoglycan (PG), which is known to be involved in mineralization of bones and dentin, is also expressed in soft tissues including brain with unknown functions. In the present study, we reported that DMP1-PG was expressed in brain astrocytes and enriched in BBB units...
August 18, 2017: Protein & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821844/n-glycosylation-triggers-a-dual-selection-pressure-in-eukaryotic-secretory-proteins
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Máximo Lopez Medus, Gabriela E Gomez, Lucía F Zacchi, Paula M Couto, Carlos A Labriola, María S Labanda, Rodrigo Corti Bielsa, Eugenia M Clérico, Benjamin L Schulz, Julio J Caramelo
Nearly one third of the eukaryotic proteome traverses the secretory pathway and most of these proteins are N-glycosylated in the lumen of the endoplasmic reticulum. N-glycans fulfill multiple structural and biological functions, and are crucial for productive folding of many glycoproteins. N-glycosylation involves the attachment of an oligosaccharide to selected asparagine residues in the sequence N-X-S/T (X ≠ P), a motif known as an N-glycosylation'sequon'. Mutations that create novel sequons can cause disease due to the destabilizing effect of a bulky N-glycan...
August 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821394/activation-of-ampk-to-the-neuroprotection-in-the-oxidative-stress-by-advanced-glycosylation-end-products-in-human-neural-stem-cells
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Chien-Hung Lin, Yi-Chuan Cheng, Christopher J Nicol, Kuan-Hung Lin, Chia-Hui Yen, Ming-Chang Chiang
Advanced glycosylation end products (AGEs) formation is correlated with the pathogenesis of diabetic neuronal damage, but its links with oxidative stress are still not well understood. Metformin, one of the most widely used anti-diabetic drugs, exerts its effects in part by activation of AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK). Once activated, AMPK regulates many pathways central to metabolism and energy balance including, glucose uptake, glycolysis and fatty acid oxidation. AMPK is also present in neurons, but its role remains unclear...
August 15, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821021/structural-characterization-and-inhibition-on-%C3%AE-glucosidase-activity-of-acidic-polysaccharide-from-annona-squamosa
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Yuan-Yuan Ren, Zhen-Yuan Zhu, Hui-Qing Sun, Li-Jing Chen
The crude polysaccharide (TASP3) was extracted from the fruit pulp of Annona squamosa and then isolated and purified by the combination of grading-alcoholic precipitation and Sephadex G-200. The structure of purified polysaccharide (GASP3-3-I) was determined based on the physicochemical and instrumental analyses. The results indicated that GASP3-3-I was an acidic heteropolysaccharide and its average molecular weight was 2.28×10(6)Da. The monosaccharide composition was analysed by GC-MS and ion chromatography, respectively...
October 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820871/genetic-predisposition-to-fetal-alcohol-syndrome-association-with-congenital-disorders-of-n-glycosylation
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María E de la Morena-Barrio, María J Ballesta-Martínez, Raquel López-Gálvez, Ana I Antón, Vanessa López-González, Laia Martínez-Ribot, José Padilla, Antonia Miñano, Oscar García-Algar, Miguel Del Campo, Javier Corral, Encarna Guillén-Navarro, Vicente Vicente
BACKGROUND: Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is caused by maternal alcohol consumption during pregnancy, although additional factors must be involved, as development and severity are not directly related to alcohol intake. The abnormal glycosylation caused by alcohol might play a role in FAS according to the clinical similarities shared with congenital disorders of glycosylation (CDG). Thus, mutations underlying CDG, affecting genes involved in glycosylation, could also be involved in FAS...
August 18, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820257/residues-comprising-the-enhanced-aromatic-sequon-influence-protein-n-glycosylation-efficiency
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Yen-Wen Huang, Hwai-I Yang, Ying-Ta Wu, Tsui-Ling Hsu, Tzu-Wen Lin, Jeffery W Kelly, Chi-Huey Wong
N-glycosylation is an important co- and/or post-translational modification that occurs on the vast majority of the 1/3 of the mammalian proteome that traverses the cellular secretory pathway, regulating glycoprotein folding and functions. Previous studies on the sequence requirements for N-glycosylation have yielded the Asn-X-Ser/Thr (NXS/T) sequon and the enhanced aromatic sequons (Phe-X-Asn-X-Thr and Phe-X-X-Asn-X-Thr) which can be efficiently N-glycosylated. To further investigate the influence of sequence variation on N-glycosylation efficiency in the context of a 5-residue enhanced aromatic sequon, we used the human CD2 adhesion domain (hCD2ad) to screen the i-2, i-1, i+1 and i+2 residues flanking Asn at the i position...
August 18, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820056/involvement-of-cd24-in-multiple-cancer-related-pathways-makes-it-an-interesting-new-target-for-cancer-therapy
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Shirin Eyvazi, Bahram Kazemi, Siavoush Dastmalchi, Mojgan Bandehpour
CD24 (cluster of differentiation 24) is a small heavy glycosylated protein, which is overexpressed in many cancer and some cancer stem cells and is associated with the development, invasion, and metastasis of cancer cells. The exact role of CD24 in these processes is not fully understood, however, in this article, it has been tried to present collection of cancer-related mechanisms attributed to CD24. Based on the literature, CD24 dis-regulates different signaling pathways in various cancer cells, including; Src kinases, STAT3, EGFR, Wnt/β-catenin and MAPK...
August 18, 2017: Current Cancer Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819389/discovery-of-non-invasive-glycan-biomarkers-for-detection-and-surveillance-of-gastric-cancer
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Ruihuan Qin, Junjie Zhao, Wenjun Qin, Zejian Zhang, Ran Zhao, Jing Han, Yupeng Yang, Lixiao Li, Xuefei Wang, Shifang Ren, Yihong Sun, Jianxin Gu
Purpose: Gastric cancer (GC), one of the world's top five most common cancers, is the third leading cause of cancer related death. It is urgent to identify non-invasive biomarkers for GC. The objective of our study was to find out non-invasive biomarkers for early detection and surveillance of GC based on glycomic analysis. Method: Ethyl esterification derivatization combined with MALDI-TOF MS analysis was employed for the comprehensive serum glycomic analysis in order to investigate glycan markers that would indicate the onset and progression of gastric cancer...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818805/association-between-consumption-of-private-well-water-contaminated-by-low-levels-of-arsenic-and-dysglycemia-in-a-rural-region-of-quebec-canada
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Éric Lampron-Goulet, Fabien Gagnon, Marie-France Langlois
The association between arsenic (As) exposure and diabetes is not clearly defined for populations exposed to low or moderate levels of inorganic As (iAs) in drinking water (< 150µg/L). In the present study, the relationship between iAs concentration in drinking water (contaminated at a median level of 10.5µg/L) or As biomarkers (ie, urine and nails) and diabetes or prediabetes (defined as level of glycosylated hemoglobin - HbA1c - higher than 6%, self-reported diagnosis of diabetes by a physician, or the use of insulin or oral hypoglycemic drugs) was evaluated in 257 adults from Canada...
August 14, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818784/does-polysaccharide-is-an-idea-template-selection-for-glycosyl-imprinting
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Jianping Li, Xionghui Ma, Mengxi Li, Yun Zhang
A novel glycoprotein imprinting strategy was proposed and was applied to the detection of the carbohydrate antigen 19-9. The glycosylated complex of glycoprotein was used as template to construct a glycosyl imprinted sensor. The eluted imprinted cavities showed good affinity for template glycosyls and glycoproteins carrying template glycosyl. The effect of template saccharide structure on glycosyl imprinted sensors is further discussed. More complex template structures can lead to better sensor performance including selectivity and sensitivity...
August 3, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818771/one-pot-synthesis-of-oxazolidine-2-thione-and-thiozolidine-2-thione-from-sugar-azido-alcohols
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Kunj B Mishra, Anand K Agrahari, Vinod K Tiwari
A controlled and facile synthesis of various glycosyl 1,3-oxazolidine-2-thiones and 1,3- thiozolidine-2-thiones has been accomplished from corresponding sugar azido alcohols utilizing Staudinger reaction (PPh3 and CS2) via isothiocynate route. A series of reactions were performed to investigate the effects of CS2 and PPh3 on the selectivity of product formed. The excessive addition of CS2 with PPh3(1.2 equiv) afforded oxazolidine-2-thione alone, while the solitary addition of PPh3 for 30 min followed by addition of CS2 to the reaction mixture resulted both the products in different ratios, which were successfully isolated using column chromatography (SiO2)...
August 4, 2017: Carbohydrate Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818415/modifiable-lifestyle-risk-factors-and-incident-diabetes-in-african-americans
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Joshua J Joseph, Justin B Echouffo-Tcheugui, Sameera A Talegawkar, Valery S Effoe, Victoria Okhomina, Mercedes R Carnethon, Willa A Hsueh, Sherita H Golden
INTRODUCTION: The associations of modifiable lifestyle risk factors with incident diabetes are not well investigated in African Americans (AAs). This study investigated the association of modifiable lifestyle risk factors (exercise, diet, smoking, TV watching, and sleep-disordered breathing burden) with incident diabetes among AAs. METHODS: Modifiable lifestyle risk factors were characterized among 3,252 AAs in the Jackson Heart Study who were free of diabetes at baseline (2000-2004) using baseline questionnaires and combined into risk factor categories: poor (0-3 points), average (4-7 points), and optimal (8-11 points)...
August 14, 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817334/community-health-worker-support-for-disadvantaged-patients-with-multiple-chronic-diseases-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Shreya Kangovi, Nandita Mitra, David Grande, Hairong Huo, Robyn A Smith, Judith A Long
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether a community health worker (CHW) intervention improved outcomes in a low-income population with multiple chronic conditions. METHODS: We conducted a single-blind, randomized clinical trial in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2013-2014). Participants (n = 302) were high-poverty neighborhood residents, uninsured or publicly insured, and diagnosed with 2 or more chronic diseases (diabetes, obesity, tobacco dependence, hypertension). All patients set a disease-management goal...
August 17, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816583/mammalian-cell-surface-display-for-monoclonal-antibody-based-facs-selection-of-viral-envelope-proteins
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Tim-Henrik Bruun, Veronika Grassmann, Benjamin Zimmer, Benedikt Asbach, David Peterhoff, Alexander Kliche, Ralf Wagner
The elicitation of broadly and efficiently neutralizing antibodies in humans by active immunization is still a major obstacle in the development of vaccines against pathogens such as the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), influenza virus, hepatitis C virus or cytomegalovirus. Here, we describe a mammalian cell surface display and monoclonal antibody (mAb)-mediated panning technology that allows affinity-based selection of envelope (Env) variants from libraries. To this end, we established an experimental setup featuring: 1) single and site specific integration of Env to link genotype and phenotype, 2) inducible Env expression to avoid cytotoxicity effects, 3) translational coupling of Env and enhanced green fluorescent protein expression to normalize for Env protein levels, and 4) display on HEK cells to ensure native folding and mammalian glycosylation...
August 17, 2017: MAbs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816453/modeling-of-oligosaccharides-within-glycoproteins-from-free-energy-landscapes
#18
Aysegül Turupcu, Chris Oostenbrink
In spite of the abundance of glycoproteins in biological processes, relatively little three-dimensional structural data is available for glycan structures. Here, we study the structure and flexibility of the vast majority of mammalian oligosaccharides appearing in N- and O- glycosylated proteins using a bottom up approach. We report the conformational free-energy landscapes of all relevant glycosidic linkages as obtained from local elevation simulations and subsequent umbrella sampling. To the best of our knowledge, this represents the first complete conformational library for the construction of N- and O-glycan structures...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816447/sequential-functionalizations-of-carbohydrates-enabled-by-boronic-esters-as-switchable-protective-activating-groups
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Ross S Mancini, Jessica B Lee, Mark S Taylor
Processes for site-selective, sequential functionalizations of carbohydrate derivatives are described. In these processes, a tricoordinate boronic ester initially serves as a protective group for a sugar-derived 1,2- or 1,3-diol motif, permitting functionalization of free OH groups. In a second step, addition of a Lewis base generates a tetracoordinate adduct, which serves as an activating group, enabling functionalization of one of the boron-bound oxygen atoms by a second electrophile. By combining an initial acylation, alkylation, or glycosylation step with an amine-mediated glycosylation of the boronic ester, a variety of selectively protected di- and trisaccharide derivatives can be accessed in an operationally simple fashion without purification of intermediates...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816422/dolichol-kinase-deficiency-dolk-cdg-two-new-cases-and-expansion-of-phenotype
#20
Eric T Rush, Craig V Baker, William B Rizzo
Congenital disorders of glycosylation (CDGs) are a group of genetic diseases caused by mutations in genes that are necessary for the addition of oligosaccharides to acceptor proteins or lipids. An early step in this process requires dolichol kinase (DK) to catalyze the formation of dolichyl phosphate, which acts as a membrane anchor for initial attachment of sugar residues that are subsequently built up to oligosaccharides and transferred to acceptor proteins and lipids for further processing. Biallelic mutations in DOLK, the gene for DK, result in human in a CDG with variable symptoms, ranging from nonsyndromic dilated cardiomypopathy to severe multiorgan involvement...
September 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
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