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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328227/ultrafast-relaxation-dynamics-of-photoexcited-heme-model-compounds-observation-of-multiple-electronic-spin-states-and-vibrational-cooling
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Chinju Govind, Venugopal Karunakaran
Hemin is a unique model compound of heme proteins carrying out variable biological functions. Here the excited state relaxation dynamics of heme model compounds in the ferric form are systematically investigated by changing the axial ligand (Cl/Br), the peripheral substituent (Vinyl/Ethylmeso) and the solvent (Methanol/DMSO) using femtosecond pump-probe spectroscopy upon excitation at 380 nm. The relaxation time constants of these model compounds are obtained by global analysis. Excited state deactivation pathway of the model compounds comprising the decay of the porphyrin excited state (S*) to Ligand to Metal Charge Transfer state (LMCT, t1), back electron transfer from Metal to Ligand (MLCT, t2) and relaxation to the ground state through different electronic spin states of iron (t3 and t4), is proposed along with the vibrational cooling processes...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322951/initiating-fibro-proliferation-through-interfacial-interactions-of-myoglobin-colloids-with-collagen-in-solution
#2
Madhumitha Dhanasekaran, Aruna Dhathathreyan
This work examines fibro-proliferation through interaction of myoglobin (Mb), a globular protein with collagen, an extracellular matrix fibrous protein. Designed colloids of Mb at pH 4.5 and 7.5 have been mixed with collagen solution at pH 7.5 and 4.5 in different concentrations altering their surface charges. For the Mb colloids, 100-200nm sizes have been measured from Transmission electron micrographs and zeta sizer. CD spectra shows a shift to beta sheet like structure for the protein in the colloids. Interaction at Mb/Collagen interface studied using Dilational rheology, Quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation and Differential Scanning calorimetry show that the perturbation is not only by the charge compensation arising from the difference in pH of the colloids and collagen, but also by the organized assembly of collagen at that particular pH...
March 16, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322473/synthesis-of-hydrophobic-nanoparticles-for-real-time-lysozyme-detection-using-surface-plasmon-resonance-sensor
#3
Yeşeren Saylan, Fatma Yılmaz, Ali Derazshamshir, Erkut Yılmaz, Adil Denizli
Diagnostic biomarkers such as proteins and enzymes are generally hard to detect because of the low abundance in biological fluids. To solve this problem, the advantages of surface plasmon resonance (SPR) and nanomaterial technologies have been combined. The SPR sensors are easy to prepare, no requirement of labelling and can be detected in real time. In addition, they have high specificity and sensitivity with low cost. The nanomaterials have also crucial functions such as efficiency improvement, selectivity, and sensitivity of the detection systems...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Molecular Recognition: JMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316476/effects-of-short-term-presalting-and-salt-level-on-the-development-of-pink-color-in-cooked-chicken-breasts
#4
Jong Youn Jeong
The objective of this study was to determine the effects of short-term presalting on pink color and pigment characteristics in ground chicken breasts after cooking. Four salt levels (0%, 1%, 2%, and 3%) were presalted and stored for 0 and 3 d prior to cooking. Cooking yield was increased as salt level was increased. However, no significant differences in pH values or oxidation reduction potential (ORP) of cooked chicken breasts were observed. Cooked products with more than 2% of salt level had less redder (lower CIE a* value) on day 3 than on those on day 0...
2017: Korean Journal for Food Science of Animal Resources
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315916/muscular-damage-in-a-patient-with-hepatitis-b-induced-by-beta-l-2-deoxythymidine-and-detected-by-18-f-fdg-pet-ct
#5
Jinhua Zi, Changyun Xu, Xuemei Zhang
A 58 years old man under 2'-Deoxy-L-thymidine treatment for his hepatitis B was admitted to our hospital complaining for the last 2 months of recurrent upper abdomen discomfort, fatigue and weight loss of 10 kilograms and general muscular soreness, for 2 weeks. He had elevated creatine kinase (CK), myoglobin, CK-MB and other related or common laboratory findings. Fluorine-18- fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/ computed tomography ((18)F-FDG PET/CT) showed a diffuse, homogenous, moderately elevated glucose uptake in all muscle groups...
March 20, 2017: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299531/formation-of-pentosidine-cross-linking-in-myoglobin-by-glyoxal-detection-of-fluorescent-advanced-glycation-end-product
#6
Sauradipta Banerjee
Glyoxal, a reactive α-oxoaldehyde, increases in diabetic condition and reacts with proteins to form advanced glycation end products (AGEs) following Maillard-like reaction. Considering the significance of protein modification by glyoxal-derived AGEs, we investigated the in vitro effect of glyoxal (200 μM) on the monomeric heme protein myoglobin (Mb) (100 μM) after incubation for one week at 25 °C. Glyoxal-treated Mb exhibited increased absorbance around the Soret region, decreased α-helicity and thermal stability compared to control Mb...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Fluorescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299417/development-of-an-enzymatic-reactor-applying-spontaneously-adsorbed-trypsin-on-the-surface-of-a-pdms-microfluidic-device
#7
Adam Kecskemeti, Jozsef Bako, Istvan Csarnovics, Eva Csosz, Attila Gaspar
Herein, a microfluidic device (MD) containing immobilized trypsin for rapid and efficient proteolysis was described. Trypsin was immobilized via non-specific protein adsorption onto the hydrophobic poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS) channel wall of the MD. Peptide mapping of bovine serum albumin (BSA) samples was carried out to estimate the stability of trypsin adsorbed on PDMS surface. Peptide maps of BSA samples were obtained by capillary zone electrophoresis (CZE), the RSD% for migration times were under 1%. Several proteins (hemoglobin, myoglobin, lysozyme, and BSA) in a wide molecular size range (15-70 kDa) were digested efficiently with ∼50 s contact time...
March 15, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281270/liposome-enhanced-lateral-flow-assays-for-clinical-analyses
#8
Katie A Edwards, Ricki Korff, Antje J Baeumner
Clinical and environmental analyses frequently necessitate rapid, simple, and inexpensive point-of-care or field tests. These semiquantitative tests may be later followed up by confirmatory laboratory-based assays, but provide an initial scenario assessment important for resource mobilization and threat confinement. Lateral-flow assays (LFAs) and dip-stick assays, which are typically antibody-based and yield a visually detectable signal, provide an assay format suiting these applications extremely well. Signal generation is commonly obtained through the use of colloidal gold or latex beads, which yield a colored band either directly proportional or inversely proportional to the concentration of the analyte of interest...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274434/effect-of-4-hydroxy-2-nonenal-on-myoglobin-mediated-lipid-oxidation-when-varying-histidine-content-and-hemin-affinity
#9
Eric W Grunwald, Nantawat Tatiyaborworntham, Cameron Faustman, Mark P Richards
The compound 4-hydroxy-2-nonenal (HNE) dissolved in water was examined to remove potential effects of using ethanol to solubilize the aldehyde such as altering protein structure or redox properties of myoglobin (Mb). HNE became covalently bound to sperm whale Mb at up to five sites based on ESI-MS analysis. Adducted Mb promoted lipid oxidation in washed muscle more effectively than non-adducted Mb. Alkylation of P88H/Q152HMb with HNE accelerated metMb formation and subsequent lipid oxidation. P88H/Q152HMb exposed to HNE enhanced lipid oxidation compared to wild-type Mb exposed to HNE...
July 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271683/clinical-value-of-combined-detection-of-ck-mb-myo-ctni-and-plasma-nt-probnp-in-diagnosis-of-acute-myocardial-infarction
#10
Jiubo Fan, Ji Ma, Ning Xia, Li Sun, Baoan Li, Haiju Liu
BACKGROUND: Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is a serious life-threatening and common heart disease that is based on coronary atherosclerosis. The aim is to study the changes in the level of kinase isoenzyme (CK-MB), myoglobin (MYO), cardiac troponin I (cTnI), and plasma N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and the four indicators of joint detection clinical value for diagnosis of AMI. METHODS: Plasma NT-proBNP, CK-MB, MYO, and cTnI were detected by CLIA in 208 AMI patients (AMI group) and 115 non-AMI patients (control group)...
March 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267865/e-beam-irradiation-for-improving-the-microbiological-quality-of-smoked-duck-meat-with-minimum-effects-on-physicochemical-properties-during-storage
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Kyung-A An, Muhammad Sajid Arshad, Yunhee Jo, Namhyeok Chung, Joong-Ho Kwon
This study was performed to evaluate the effect of different doses (0, 1.5, 3, and 4.5 kGy) of e-beam irradiation on the quality parameters (pH, Hunter's parameter, and heme pigment) and stability qualifiers (peroxide value [POV], thiobarbituric acid reactive substances [TBARSs], and total volatile basic nitrogen [TVBN]) of smoked duck meat during 40 d of storage under vacuum packaging at 4 °C. The initial populations of total bacteria (7.81 log CFU/g) and coliforms (5.68 log CFU/g) were reduced by approximately 2 to 5 log cycles with respect to irradiation doses...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261001/effects-of-cranberry-vaccinum-macrocarpon-supplementation-on-iron-status-and-inflammatory-markers-in-rowers
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Anna Skarpańska-Stejnborn, Piotr Basta, Jerzy Trzeciak, Alicja Michalska, M Emin Kafkas, Donata Woitas-Ślubowska
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to analyze the effect of supplementation with cranberry (Vaccinum macrocarpon) on the levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines, hepcidin and selected markers of iron metabolism in rowers subjected to exhaustive exercise. METHODS: This double-blind study included 16 members of the Polish Rowing Team. The subjects were randomly assigned to the supplemented group (n = 9), receiving 1200 mg of cranberry extract for 6 weeks, or to the placebo group (n = 7)...
2017: Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261000/a-versatile-system-for-high-throughput-in-situ-x-ray-screening-and-data-collection-of-soluble-and-membrane-protein-crystals
#13
Jana Broecker, Viviane Klingel, Wei-Lin Ou, Aidin R Balo, David J Kissick, Craig M Ogata, Anling Kuo, Oliver P Ernst
In recent years, in situ data collection has been a major focus of progress in protein crystallography. Here, we introduce the Mylar in situ method using Mylar-based sandwich plates that are inexpensive, easy to make and handle, and show significantly less background scattering than other setups. A variety of cognate holders for patches of Mylar in situ sandwich films corresponding to one or more wells makes the method robust and versatile, allows for storage and shipping of entire wells, and enables automated crystal imaging, screening, and goniometer-based X-ray diffraction data-collection at room temperature and under cryogenic conditions for soluble and membrane-protein crystals grown in or transferred to these plates...
November 2, 2016: Crystal Growth & Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260494/hemoglobin-and-myoglobin-as-reducing-agents-in-biological-systems-redox-reactions-of-globins-with-copper-and-iron-salts-and-complexes
#14
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G B Postnikova, E A Shekhovtsova
In addition to reversible O2 binding, respiratory proteins of the globin family, hemoglobin (Hb) and myoglobin (Mb), participate in redox reactions with various metal complexes, including biologically significant ones, such as those of copper and iron. HbO2 and MbO2 are present in cells in large amounts and, as redox agents, can contribute to maintaining cell redox state and resisting oxidative stress. Divalent copper complexes with high redox potentials (E0, 200-600 mV) and high stability constants, such as [Cu(phen)2](2+), [Cu(dmphen)2](2+), and CuDTA oxidize ferrous heme proteins by the simple outer-sphere electron transfer mechanism through overlapping π-orbitals of the heme and the copper complex...
December 2016: Biochemistry. Biokhimii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257486/optimum-polygenic-profile-to-resist-exertional-rhabdomyolysis-during-a-marathon
#15
Juan Del Coso, Marjorie Valero, Juan José Salinero, Beatriz Lara, César Gallo-Salazar, Francisco Areces
PURPOSE: Exertional rhabdomyolysis can occur in individuals performing various types of exercise but it is unclear why some individuals develop this condition while others do not. Previous investigations have determined the role of several single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) to explain inter-individual variability of serum creatine kinase (CK) concentrations after exertional muscle damage. However, there has been no research about the interrelationship among these SNPs. The purpose of this investigation was to analyze seven SNPs that are candidates for explaining individual variations of CK response after a marathon competition (ACE = 287bp Ins/Del, ACTN3 = p...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252561/successful-transplantation-of-2-discolored-kidneys-caused-by-myoglobin-casts-from-a-donor-with-rhabdomyolysis
#16
Chuan-Bao Chen, Jian Zhou, Xiao-Ping Wang, Ming Han, Wen-Fang Chen, Xiao-Peng Yuan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 1, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252113/zinc-oxide-nanorods-functionalized-paper-for-protein-preconcentration-in-biodiagnostics
#17
Sadhana Tiwari, Madhuri Vinchurkar, V Ramgopal Rao, Gil Garnier
Distinguishing a specific biomarker from a biofluid sample containing a large variety of proteins often requires the selective preconcentration of that particular biomarker to a detectable level for analysis. Low-cost, paper-based device is an emerging opportunity in diagnostics. In the present study, we report a novel Zinc oxide nanorods functionalized paper platform for the preconcentration of Myoglobin, a cardiac biomarker. Zinc oxide nanorods were grown on a Whatman filter paper no. 1 via the standard hydrothermal route...
March 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246171/a-distal-ligand-mutes-the-interaction-of-hydrogen-sulfide-with-human-neuroglobin
#18
Markus Ruetz, Jacques Kumutima, Brianne E Lewis, Milos R Filipovic, Nicolai Lehnert, Timothy L Stemmler, Ruma Banerjee
Hydrogen sulfide is a critical signaling molecule, but high concentrations cause cellular toxicity. A four-enzyme pathway in the mitochondrion detoxifies H2S by converting it to thiosulfate and sulfate. Recent studies have shown that globins like hemoglobin and myoglobin can also oxidize H2S to thiosulfate and hydropolysulfides. Neuroglobin, a globin enriched in brain, was reported to bind H2S tightly and postulated to play a role in modulating neuronal sensitivity to H2S in conditions such as stroke. However, the H2S reactivity of the coordinately saturated heme in neuroglobin is expected a priori to be substantially lower than that of the 5-coordinate hemes present in myoglobin and hemoglobin...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242330/characterization-of-intermediate-state-of-myoglobin-in-the-presence-of-peg-10-under-physiological-conditions
#19
Zahoor Ahmad Parray, Sumra Shahid, Faizan Ahmad, Md Imtaiyaz Hassan, Asimul Islam
The macromolecular crowding progressively has been gaining prominence in recent years as it acts as a sword with double-edge on protein stability and folding, i.e., showing assorted results of having both stabilizing and destabilizing effects. We studied the effects of different concentrations of polyethylene glycol (PEG-10) on structure and stability of myoglobin. The tertiary structure of myoglobin was found to be perturbed in the presence of polyethylene glycol, however there was insignificant change in the secondary structure...
February 27, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236690/binding-interaction-of-sodium-n-dodecanoyl-sarcosinate-with-hemoglobin-and-myoglobin-physicochemical-and-spectroscopic-studies-with-molecular-docking-analysis
#20
Suparna Rudra, Somnath Dasmandal, Ambikesh Mahapatra
The interaction of an amino acid surfactant, sodium-N-dodecanoyl sarcosinate (SDDS), with two heme proteins, hemoglobin (Hb) and myoglobin (Mb), has been studied employing various physicochemical and spectroscopic techniques like tensiometry, UV-Vis spectroscopy, steady-state fluorometry, time-resolved fluorometry, circular dichroism (CD) spectroscopy, calorimetry and stopped flow kinetics at physiological pH of 7.2 and 298K. Tensiometric and fluorometric analysis suggest that the interaction between SDDS and protein starts with the monomer form of the surfactant which produces small induced micelles...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
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