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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913881/effect-of-negative-dietary-cation-anion-differences-on-carcass-characteristics-and-beef-tenderness-of-japanese-black-steers
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Kyohei Ishida, Kazuo Hirano
Lowering dietary cation-anion differences (DCAD) can enhance responsiveness to Ca-homeostatic hormones and increase Ca availability, which might have potential to activate a Ca-dependent protease, calpain, and to enhance postmortem myofibrillar proteolysis. In this study, we investigated the effects of DCAD manipulation on calpain activity and beef tenderness in Japanese Black cattle which are characterized by their high marbling. Thirty-six Japanese Black steers were allotted to one of two treatments: (i) control (CON; DCAD +6...
September 15, 2017: Animal Science Journal, Nihon Chikusan Gakkaihō
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912721/physical-and-chemical-processes-and-the-morphofunctional-characteristics-of-human-erythrocytes-in-hyperglycaemia
#2
Victor V Revin, Natalia A Klenova, Natalia V Gromova, Igor P Grunyushkin, Ilia N Solomadin, Alexander Y Tychkov, Anastasia A Pestryakova, Anna V Sadykhova, Elvira S Revina, Ksenia V Prosnikova, Jean-Christophe Bourdon, Nikolai Zhelev
Background: This study examines the effect of graduated hyperglycaemia on the state and oxygen-binding ability of hemoglobin, the correlation of phospholipid fractions and their metabolites in the membrane, the activity of proteolytic enzymes and the morphofunctional state of erythrocytes. Methods: Conformational changes in the molecule of hemoglobin were determined by Raman spectroscopy. The structure of the erythrocytes was analyzed using laser interference microscopy (LIM). To determine the activity of NADN-methemoglobinreductase, we used the P...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911973/novel-oxolane-derivative-dmtd-mitigates-high-glucose-induced-erythrocytes-apoptosis-by-regulating-oxidative-stress
#3
Swamy Jagadish, Mahadevappa Hemshekhar, Somanathapura K NaveenKumar, Kothanahally S Sharath Kumar, Mahalingam S Sundaram, Basappa, Kesturu S Girish, Kanchugarakoppal S Rangappa
Chronic hyperglycemia is one of the characteristic conditions associated with Diabetes Mellitus (DM), which often exerts deleterious effects on erythrocyte morphology and hemodynamic properties leading to anemia and diabetes-associated vascular complications. High glucose-induced over production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) can alter the blood cell metabolism and biochemical functions subsequently causing eryptosis (red blood cell death), yet another complication of concern in DM. Therefore, blocking high glucose-induced oxidative damage and subsequent eryptosis is of high importance in the better management of DM and associated vascular complications...
September 11, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904873/a-calpain-inhibitor-protects-against-fractalkine-production-in-lipopolysaccharide-treated-endothelial-cells
#4
Jaewoong Jang, Yoosik Yoon, Dong-Jin Oh
BACKGROUND: Fractalkine (CX3CL1) is a chemokine with a unique CX3C motif and is produced by endothelial cells stimulated with lipopolysaccharide (LPS), tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α, interleukin (IL)-1, and interferon-γ. There have been several reports that the caspase/calpain system is activated in endotoxemia, which leads to cellular apoptosis and acute inflammatory processes. We aimed to determine the role of the caspase/calpain system in cell viability and regulation of fractalkine production in LPS-treated endothelial cells...
September 2017: Kidney Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904177/limited-proteolysis-as-a-tool-to-probe-the-tertiary-conformation-of-dysferlin-and-structural-consequences-of-patient-missense-variant-l344p
#5
Natalie Woolger, Adam Bournazos, Reece A Sophocleous, Frances J Evesson, Angela Lek, Birgit Driemer, R Bryan Sutton, Sandra T Cooper
Dysferlin is a large transmembrane protein that plays a key role in cell membrane repair, and underlies a recessive form of inherited muscular dystrophy. Dysferlinopathy is characterized by absence or marked reduction of dysferlin protein, with 43% of reported pathogenic variants being missense variants that span the length of the dysferlin protein. The unique structure of dysferlin, with seven tandem C2-domains separated by linkers, suggest dysferlin may dynamically associate with phospholipid membranes in response to Ca2+ signaling...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902407/trpc6-expression-in-neurons-is-differentially-regulated-by-nr2a-and-nr2b-containing-nmda-receptors
#6
Zhongwei Qu, Yuqing Wang, Xia Li, Lin Wu, Yizheng Wang
The expression of transient receptor potential canonical 6 (TRPC6) in central nervous system (CNS) is important for neuronal functions and certain neural disorders. However, the regulatory mechanism of TRPC6 expression in neurons is still obscure. In the current study, we show that TRPC6 expression in the primary cultured cortical neurons is bidirectionally regulated by glutamate. Activation of NR2A-containing NMDARs induces TRPC6 transcription through a calcineurin-dependent pathway. In contrast, activation of NR2B-containing NMDARs causes TRPC6 degradation through calpain...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899987/heart-failure-related-hyperphosphorylation-in-the-cardiac-troponin-i-c-terminus-has-divergent-effects-on-cardiac-function-in-vivo
#7
Yuejin Li, Guangshuo Zhu, Nazareno Paolocci, Pingbo Zhang, Cyrus Takahashi, Nazli Okumus, Amir Heravi, Gizem Keceli, Genaro Ramirez-Correa, David A Kass, Anne M Murphy
BACKGROUND: In human heart failure, Ser199 (equivalent to Ser200 in mouse) of cTnI (cardiac troponin I) is significantly hyperphosphorylated, and in vitro studies suggest that it enhances myofilament calcium sensitivity and alters calpain-mediated cTnI proteolysis. However, how its hyperphosphorylation affects cardiac function in vivo remains unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: To address the question, 2 transgenic mouse models were generated: a phospho-mimetic cTnIS200D and a phospho-silenced cTnIS200A, each driven by the cardiomyocyte-specific α-myosin heavy chain promoter...
September 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889033/strategies-to-improve-beef-tenderness-by-activating-calpain-2-earlier-postmortem
#8
M J Colle, J A Nasados, J M Rogers, D M Kerby, M M Colle, J B Van Buren, R P Richard, G K Murdoch, C J Williams, M E Doumit
Our objectives were to determine the effect of post rigor calcium chloride injection or freezing on 1) sarcoplasmic calcium concentration and calpain-2 activity of beef longissimus lumborum (LL) and semimembranosus (SM) steaks aged 1, 4, and 14days post-treatment and on 2) Warner-Bratzler shear force, water holding capacity, and consumer acceptability of LL and SM steaks aged 4 and 14days post-treatment. Free calcium levels in the calcium, frozen, and control steaks averaged 1256, 127, and 121μM for the LL and 1520, 120, and 111μM for the SM, respectively...
August 24, 2017: Meat Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888457/effects-of-phosphorylation-on-%C3%AE-calpain-activity-at-different-incubation-temperature
#9
Manting Du, Xin Li, Zheng Li, Qingwu Shen, Ying Wang, Guixia Li, Dequan Zhang
The study investigated the effects of alkaline phosphatase (AP) dephosphorylation and protein kinase A (PKA) phosphorylation on μ-calpain activity and its sensitivity to temperature. The purified μ-calpain was treated with AP or PKA for 30min at 30°C to modulate its phosphorylation level. Samples were then incubated at controlled freezing point (-1), 4, 25 and 37°C, respectively. The results showed that PKA and AP had no influence on pH values of incubation solution. At -1 and 4°C, the degradation rate of μ-calpain was maximum in AP group and minimum in control group...
October 2017: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887535/metabolic-stress-induced-cardiomyopathy-is-caused-by-mitochondrial-dysfunction-due-to-attenuated-erk5-signaling
#10
Wei Liu, Andrea Ruiz-Velasco, Shoubao Wang, Saba Khan, Min Zi, Andreas Jungmann, Maria Dolores Camacho-Muñoz, Jing Guo, Guanhua Du, Liping Xie, Delvac Oceandy, Anna Nicolaou, Gina Galli, Oliver J Müller, Elizabeth J Cartwright, Yong Ji, Xin Wang
The prevalence of cardiomyopathy from metabolic stress has increased dramatically; however, its molecular mechanisms remain elusive. Here, we show that extracellular signal-regulated protein kinase 5 (Erk5) is lost in the hearts of obese/diabetic animal models and that cardiac-specific deletion of Erk5 in mice (Erk5-CKO) leads to dampened cardiac contractility and mitochondrial abnormalities with repressed fuel oxidation and oxidative damage upon high fat diet (HFD). Erk5 regulation of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ co-activator-1α (Pgc-1α) is critical for cardiac mitochondrial functions...
September 8, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882305/methods-related-to-studying-tau-fragmentation
#11
Adriana Ferreira, Sana Afreen
Several tau posttranslational modifications have been implicated in neuronal degeneration. Among them, tau fragmentation has been identified not only in brain samples obtained from Alzheimer's disease (AD) and related disorder subjects but also in AD culture and animal models. Some of these tau fragments have not been extensively studied. In contrast, data obtained recently showed that tau fragmentation mediated by enhanced or abnormal calpain, caspase 2, caspase 3, and asparagine endopeptidase activity results in the formation of toxic fragments...
2017: Methods in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881589/decreased-calpain-activity-in-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-impairs-apoptosis-by-increasing-survivin-in-myeloid-progenitors-and-xiap1-in-differentiating-granulocytes
#12
Weiqi Huang, Ling Bei, Elizabeth E Hjort, Elizabeth A Eklund
Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) is characterized by translocations between chromosomes 9 and 22, resulting in expression of Bcr-abl oncogenes. Although the clinical course of CML was revolutionized by development of Bcr-abl-directed tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs), CML is not cured by these agents. Specifically, the majority of subjects relapsed in clinical trials attempting TKI discontinuation, suggesting persistence of leukemia stem cells (LSCs) even in molecular remission. Identifying mechanisms of CML-LSC persistence may suggest rationale therapeutic targets to augment TKI efficacy and lead to cure...
August 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881388/autosomal-dominant-calpainopathy-due-to-heterozygous-capn3-c-643_663del21
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Jennifer M Martinez-Thompson, Zhiyv Niu, Jennifer A Tracy, Steven A Moore, Andrea Swenson, Eric D Wieben, Margherita Milone
INTRODUCTION: A calpain-3 (CAPN3) gene heterozygous deletion (c.643_663del21) was recently linked to autosomal dominant (AD) limb girdle muscular dystrophy. However, the possibility of digenic disease was raised. We describe three families with AD calpainopathy carrying this isolated mutation. METHODS: Probands heterozygous for CAPN3 c.643_663del21 were identified by targeted next generation or whole exome sequencing. Clinical findings were collected for probands and families...
September 7, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862523/l-and-t-type-calcium-channel-blockers-protect-against-the-inhibitory-effects-of-mipafox-on-neurite-outgrowth-and-plasticity-related-proteins-in-sh-sy5y-cells
#14
Laís Silva Fernandes, Neife Aparecida G Dos Santos, Guilherme Luz Emerick, Antonio Cardozo Dos Santos
Some organophosphorus compounds (OP), including the pesticide mipafox, produce late onset distal axonal degeneration, known as organophosphorus-induced delayed neuropathy (OPIDN). The underlying mechanism involves irreversible inhibition of neuropathy target esterase (NTE) activity, elevated intracellular calcium levels, increased activity of calcium-activated proteases and impaired neuritogenesis. Voltage-gated calcium channels (VGCC) appear to play a role in several neurologic disorders, including OPIDN. Therefore, this study aimed to examine and compare the neuroprotective effects of T-type (amiloride) and L-type (nimodipine) VGCC blockers induced by the inhibitory actions of mipafox on neurite outgrowth and axonal proteins of retinoic-acid-stimulated SH-SY5Y human neuroblastoma cells, a neuronal model widely employed to determine the neurotoxicity attributed to OP...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853067/changes-in-the-activity-of-proteasomes-and-calpains-in-metastases-of-human-lung-cancer-and-breast-cancer
#15
E E Shashova, E S Kolegova, A A Zav'yalov, E M Slonimskaya, I V Kondakova
In patients with breast cancer and lung cancer, chymotrypsin-like and caspase-like activities of proteasomes and total activity of calpains in the primary tumor nodes and lymphogenic metastasis are elevated in comparison with the corresponding normal tissues. The development of lymphogenic metastases of breast cancer and lung cancer was associated with opposite change in caspase-like activity of proteasomes. These results can be useful for the development of methods for evaluation of aggressiveness of breast and lung cancer...
August 29, 2017: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844145/identification-of-biomarkers-associated-with-the-rearing-practices-carcass-characteristics-and-beef-quality-an-integrative-approach
#16
Mohammed Gagaoua, Valérie Monteils, Sébastien Couvreur, Brigitte Picard
Data from birth to slaughter of cull cows allowed using a PCA-based approach coupled with the iterative K-means algorithm the identification of three rearing practices classes. The classes were different in their carcass characteristics. Old cows raised mainly on pasture have better carcass characteristics, while having an equivalent tenderness, juiciness, flavor, intramuscular fat content, and pHu to those fattened with hay or haylage. The Longissimus thoracis muscle of the cows raised on pasture (with high physical activity) showed greater proportions of IIA fibers at the expense of the fast IIX ones...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840062/recent-progress-in-vascular-aging-mechanisms-and-its-role-in-age-related-diseases
#17
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Xianglai Xu, Brian Wang, Changhong Ren, Jiangnan Hu, David A Greenberg, Tianxiang Chen, Liping Xie, Kunlin Jin
As with many age-related diseases including vascular dysfunction, age is considered an independent and crucial risk factor. Complicated alterations of structure and function in the vasculature are linked with aging hence, understanding the underlying mechanisms of age-induced vascular pathophysiological changes holds possibilities for developing clinical diagnostic methods and new therapeutic strategies. Here, we discuss the underlying molecular mediators that could be involved in vascular aging, e.g., the renin-angiotensin system and pro-inflammatory factors, metalloproteinases, calpain-1, monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) and TGFβ-1 as well as the potential roles of testosterone and estrogen...
July 2017: Aging and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837104/the-lipid-raft-proteome-of-african-trypanosomes-contains-many-flagellar-proteins
#18
Aabha I Sharma, Cheryl L Olson, David M Engman
Lipid rafts are liquid-ordered membrane microdomains that form by preferential association of 3-β-hydroxysterols, sphingolipids and raft-associated proteins often having acyl modifications. We isolated lipid rafts of the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma brucei and determined the protein composition of lipid rafts in the cell. This analysis revealed a striking enrichment of flagellar proteins and several putative signaling proteins in the lipid raft proteome. Calpains and intraflagellar transport proteins, in particular, were found to be abundant in the lipid raft proteome...
August 24, 2017: Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835336/neutrophil-membrane-cholesterol-content-is-a-key-factor-in-cystic-fibrosis-lung-disease
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Michelle M White, Patrick Geraghty, Elaine Hayes, Stephen Cox, William Leitch, Bader Alfawaz, Gillian M Lavelle, Oliver J McElvaney, Ryan Flannery, Joanne Keenan, Paula Meleady, Michael Henry, Martin Clynes, Cedric Gunaratnam, Noel G McElvaney, Emer P Reeves
BACKGROUND: Identification of mechanisms promoting neutrophil trafficking to the lungs of patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) is a challenge for next generation therapeutics. Cholesterol, a structural component of neutrophil plasma membranes influences cell adhesion, a key step in transmigration. The effect of chronic inflammation on neutrophil membrane cholesterol content in patients with CF (PWCF) remains unclear. To address this we examined neutrophils of PWCF to evaluate the cause and consequence of altered membrane cholesterol and identified the effects of lung transplantation and ion channel potentiator therapy on the cellular mechanisms responsible for perturbed membrane cholesterol and increased cell adhesion...
August 16, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830911/nitric-oxide-stimulates-cellular-degradation-of-human-cyp51a1-the-highly-conserved-lanosterol-14%C3%AE-demethylase
#20
Ji Won Park, Aria Byrd, Choon-Myung Lee, Edward T Morgan
Nitric oxide (NO) is known to down-regulate drug metabolizing cytochrome P450 enzymes in an enzyme-selective manner. Ubiquitin-proteasome dependent and independent pathways have been reported. Here we studied the regulation of expression of human CYP51A1, the lanosterol 14α-demethylase required for synthesis of cholesterol and other sterols in mammals, which is found in every kingdom of life.  In Huh7 human hepatoma cells, treatment with NO donors caused rapid post-translational down-regulation of CYP51A1 protein...
August 22, 2017: Biochemical Journal
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