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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812357/importance-of-terminal-amino-acid-residues-to-the-transport-of-oligopeptides-across-caco-2-cell-monolayer
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Long Ding, Liying Wang, Zhipeng Yu, Sitong Ma, Zhiyang Du, Ting Zhang, Jingbo Liu
The objective of this paper was to investigate the effects of terminal amino acids on the transport of oligopeptides across Caco-2 cell monolayer. Ala-based tetra- and penta-peptides were designed and the N-terminal or C-terminal amino acid residues were replaced by different amino acids. The results showed that the oligopeptides had a wide range of transport permeability across Caco-2 cell monolayer and could be divided into 4 categories: non/poor permeability, low permeability, intermediate permeability, and good permeability...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812259/evolutionary-dynamics-in-the-fungal-polarization-network-a-mechanistic-perspective
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REVIEW
Eveline T Diepeveen, Leila Iñigo de la Cruz, Liedewij Laan
Polarity establishment underlies proper cell cycle completion across virtually all organisms. Much progress has been made in generating an understanding of the structural and functional components of this process, especially in model species. Here we focus on the evolutionary dynamics of the fungal polarization protein network in order to determine general components and mechanistic principles, species- or lineage-specific adaptations and the evolvability of the network. The currently available genomic and proteomic screens in a variety of fungal species have shown three main characteristics: (1) certain proteins, processes and functions are conserved throughout the fungal clade; (2) orthologous functions can never be assumed, as various cases have been observed of homologous loci with dissimilar functions; (3) species have, typically, various species- or lineage-specific proteins incorporated in their polarization network...
August 15, 2017: Biophysical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812258/chromosomal-flhb1-gene-of-the-alphaproteobacterium-azospirillum-brasilense-sp245-is-essential-for-correct-assembly-of-both-constitutive-polar-flagellum-and-inducible-lateral-flagella
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Yulia Filip'echeva, Andrei Shelud'ko, Alexei Prilipov, Elizaveta Telesheva, Dmitry Mokeev, Andrei Burov, Lilia Petrova, Elena Katsy
Azospirillum brasilense has the ability of swimming and swarming motility owing to the work of a constitutive polar flagellum and inducible lateral flagella, respectively. The interplay between these flagellar systems is poorly understood. One of the key elements of the flagellar export apparatus is the protein FlhB. Two predicted flhB genes are present in the genome of A. brasilense Sp245 (accession nos. HE577327-HE577333). Experimental evidence obtained here indicates that the chromosomal coding sequence (CDS) AZOBR_150177 (flhB1) of Sp245 is essential for the production of both types of flagella...
August 15, 2017: Folia Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812026/evidence-of-immunosuppressive-and-th2-immune-polarizing-effects-of-antidiabetic-momordica-charantia-fruit-juice
#4
Rufine Fachinan, Adnette Fagninou, Magloire Pandoua Nekoua, Abdou Madjid Amoussa, Marius Adjagba, Latifou Lagnika, Anatole Lalèyè, Kabirou Moutairou, Akadiri Yessoufou
The mechanism of action of the antidiabetic capacity of Momordica charantia is still under investigation. Here, we assessed phytochemical compositions, antioxidant activity, and effects of total and filtered fruit and leafy stem juices of Momordica charantia on human T cell proliferation and differentiation through quantification of Th1/Th2 cytokines. In the absence of stimulation, total fruit and leafy stem juices induced significant T cell proliferation. Under PHA stimulation, both juices potentiated plant-induced T cell proliferation...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811825/ethanol-extract-of-mylabris-phalerata-inhibits-m2-polarization-induced-by-recombinant-il-4-and-il-13-in-murine-macrophages
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Hwan-Suck Chung, Bong-Seon Lee, Jin Yeul Ma
Mylabris phalerata (MP) is an insect used in oriental herbal treatments for tumor, tinea infections, and stroke. Recent studies have shown that tumor-associated macrophages (TAM) have detrimental roles such as tumor progression, angiogenesis, and metastasis. Although TAM has phenotypes and characteristics in common with M2-polarized macrophages, M1 macrophages have tumor suppression and immune stimulation effects. Medicines polarizing macrophages to M1 have been suggested to have anticancer effects via the modulation of the tumor microenvironment...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811579/cxcl12-enhances-angiogenesis-through-cxcr7-activation-in-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells
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Min Zhang, Lisha Qiu, Yanyan Zhang, Dongsheng Xu, Jialin C Zheng, Li Jiang
Angiogenesis is the process by which new vessels form from existing vascular networks. Human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) may contribute to the study of vascular repair and angiogenesis. The chemokine CXCL12 regulates multiple cell functions, including angiogenesis, mainly through its receptor CXCR4. In contrast to CXCL12/CXCR4, few studies have described roles for CXCR7 in vascular biology, and the downstream mechanism of CXCR7 in angiogenesis remains unclear. The results of the present study showed that CXCL12 dose-dependently enhanced angiogenesis in chorioallantoic membranes (CAMs) and HUVECs...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811075/regulatory-t-cell-deficient-scurfy-mice-exhibit-a-th2-m2-like-inflammatory-response-in-the-skin
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Stefanie Haeberle, Verena Raker, Jessica Haub, Yong O Kim, Shih-Yen Weng, Osman K Yilmaz, Alexander Enk, Kerstin Steinbrink, Detlef Schuppan, Eva N Hadaschik
BACKGROUND: Scurfy mice have a functional defect in regulatory T cells (Treg), which leads to lethal multi-organ inflammation. The missing Treg function results in uncontrolled autoimmune cellular and humoral inflammatory responses. We and others have previously shown that during the course of disease scurfy mice develop severe skin inflammation and autoantibodies including anti-nuclear autoantibodies (ANA). OBJECTIVE: Autoimmune skin inflammation and ANA are hallmarks for the diagnosis of autoimmune connective tissue diseases; therefore we analyzed scurfy mice for typical signs of these diseases...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810264/mesenchymal-stem-cells-promote-diabetic-corneal-epithelial-wound-healing-through-tsg-6-dependent-stem-cell-activation-and-macrophage-switch
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Guohu Di, Xianli Du, Xia Qi, Xiaowen Zhao, Haoyun Duan, Suxia Li, Lixin Xie, Qingjun Zhou
Purpose: To explore the role and mechanism of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSCs) in corneal epithelial wound healing in type 1 diabetic mice. Methods: Diabetic mice were treated with subconjunctival injections of BM-MSCs or recombinant tumor necrosis factor-α-stimulated gene/protein-6 (TSG-6). The corneal epithelial wound healing rate was examined by fluorescein staining. The mRNA and protein expression levels of TSG-6 were measured by quantitative RT-PCR and Western blot...
August 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810147/macrophage-polarization-contributes-to-glioblastoma-eradication-by-combination-immunovirotherapy-and-immune-checkpoint-blockade
#9
Dipongkor Saha, Robert L Martuza, Samuel D Rabkin
Glioblastoma is an immunosuppressive, fatal brain cancer that contains glioblastoma stem-like cells (GSCs). Oncolytic herpes simplex virus (oHSV) selectively replicates in cancer cells while inducing anti-tumor immunity. oHSV G47Δ expressing murine IL-12 (G47Δ-mIL12), antibodies to immune checkpoints (CTLA-4, PD-1, PD-L1), or dual combinations modestly extended survival of a mouse glioma model. However, the triple combination of anti-CTLA-4, anti-PD-1, and G47Δ-mIL12 cured most mice in two glioma models...
August 14, 2017: Cancer Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809149/cumulibacter-manganitolerans-gen-nov-sp-nov-isolated-from-sludge-of-a-manganese-mine
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Jing Huang, Jiahong Li, Min Cao, Shuijiao Liao, Gejiao Wang
A Gram-stain-positive actinobacterium, designated as strain 2-36T, was isolated from sludge of a sewage outlet in a manganese mine. Phylogenetic analysis of 16S rRNA genes assigned strain 2-36T in a single lineage in the family Geodermatophilaceae and closely related to Modestobacter roseus KLBMP 1279T (93.8 % similarity), Blastococcus saxobsidens BC444T (93.1 %) and Geodermatophilus aquaeductus BMG801T (92.8 %). It contained iso-C16 : 0, iso-C15 : 0, C17 : 1ω6c, iso-C14 : 0 and summed feature 3 (C16 : 1ω6c and/or C16 : 1ω7c) as the major fatty acids (>5 %), with MK-9(H4), MK-8(H4) and MK-9(H6) as the quinones...
August 15, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809147/flavobacterium-flaviflagrans-sp-nov-a-bacterium-of-the-family-flavobacteriaceae-isolated-from-forest-soil
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Ram Hari Dahal, Dhiraj Kumar Chaudhary, Jaisoo Kim
Two strains of bacteria designated CB-3T and CB-31 were isolated from Kyonggi University forest soil. Cells were aerobic, Gram-stain-negative, oxidase-positive, non-motile, non-spore-forming, rod-shaped and yellow-pigmented. They were able to grow at 15-42 °C, pH 5.5-9.5 and with 0-1.5 % (w/v) NaCl concentration. Flexirubin-type pigments were absent. Phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA gene sequences revealed that strains CB-3T and CB-31 formed a lineage within the family Flavobacteriaceae of the phylum Bacteroidetes that was distinct from various species of the genus Flavobacterium, including Flavobacterium humicola UCM-46T (99...
August 15, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809144/defluviimonas-nitratireducens-sp-nov-isolated-from-surface-seawater
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Yang Liu, Qiliang Lai, Wanpeng Wang, Zongze Shao
A bacterial strain, designated DL5-4T, was isolated from the surface seawater of Dalian Bay and characterized using a polyphasic taxonomy approach. Cells of DL5-4T were Gram-staining-negative, non-motile and short-rod-shaped. Growth was observed at 8-40 °C (optimum 28-30 °C), at pH 6-9 (optimum pH 7) and in 0-7 % NaCl (optimum 1-3 %, w/v). The results of phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA gene sequences indicated that DL5-4T formed an independent branch with members of the genus Defluviimonas, sharing high similarities with five related type strains, Defluviimonas aquaemixtae CDM-7T (96...
August 15, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809140/planococcus-ruber-sp-nov-isolated-from-a-polluted-farmland-soil-sample
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Xu Wang, Zhi Wang, Xueqiu Zhao, Xing Huang, Yu Zhou, Wen-Jun Li
A pale-red-pigmented bacterial strain, designated CW1T, was isolated from a polluted soil sample in China and was characterized by a polyphasic taxonomic approach. Strain CW1T was Gram-stain-positive (or variable), coccoid, motile by a single polar flagellum and non-spore-forming. Growth was observed at 15-37 °C, but not at 10 °C or 40 °C, at pH 5.0-9.0 and with 0-5 % NaCl (w/v). Phylogenetic analysis showed that strain CW1T belongs to the genus Planococcus. The 16S rRNA gene sequence similarities between CW1T and the four most closely related type strains, Planococcus antarcticus DSM 14505T, Planococcus halocryophilus DSM 24743T, Planomicrobium soli XN13T and Planomicrobium okeanokoites NBRC 12536T were 97...
August 15, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809138/daejeonia-ginsenosidivorans-gen-nov-sp-nov-a-ginsenoside-transforming-bacterium-isolated-from-lake-water
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Muhammad Zubair Siddiqi, Gyu-Min Choi, Mi-Sun Kim, Wan-Taek Im
A Gram-stain-negative, oxidase- and catalase-positive, strictly aerobic, non-gliding bacterial strain, designated as NPT, was isolated from lake water and subjected to a taxonomic study using a polyphasic approach. Colonies of strain NP5T were light-yellow-coloured, circular with regular margins, and opaque. Cells were rods, 0.2-0.5 µm wide and 1.2-3.0 µm long. Strain NP5T possessed β-glycosidase activity, which was responsible for its ability to convert ginsenosides Rb1, Rc and Rd (three main active components of ginseng) to ginsenoside F2...
August 15, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809137/paracoccus-mangrovi-sp-nov-isolated-from-a-mangrove
#15
Wen-Ming Chen, Yi-Shu Li, Chiu-Chung Young, Shih-Yi Sheu
A bacterial strain, designated gyp-1T, was isolated from a mangrove in Taiwan and characterized using the polyphasic taxonomic approach. Cells of gyp-1T were Gram-staining-negative, aerobic, poly-β-hydroxybutyrate-accumulating, non-motile, coccoid or short-rod-shaped and formed cream-coloured colonies. Growth occurred at 15-37 °C (optimum, 25-30 °C), at pH 5.5-7.0 (optimum, pH 6.0) and with 0-4 % NaCl (optimum, 1-2 %). Phylogenetic analyses based on 16S rRNA gene sequences indicated that gyp-1T represented a member of the genus Paracoccus and showed the highest levels of sequence similarity with respect to Paracoccus lutimaris HDM-25T (97...
August 15, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808720/external-electric-field-control-driving-the-reactivity-of-metal-free-azide-alkyne-click-reactions
#16
Kalishankar Bhattacharyya, Sharmistha Karmakar, Ayan Datta
Recent reports have suggested that an external electric field (EEF) can assist and even control product selectivity. In this work, we have shown that the barrier for the Huisgen reaction between alkyl (aryl) azide and cyclooctyne(biflurocyclooctyne) is reduced by ∼3-4 kcal mol(-1) when an oriented EEF is applied along the reaction axis. As a consequence of their inherently polar transition-states (TSs), a parallel orientation of the EEF results in enhancement of the charge transfer (CT) between the fragments and concomitant increase in the dipole moment along the reaction axes...
August 15, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808396/catechin-isolated-from-garcinia-celebica-leaves-inhibit-plasmodium-falciparum-growth-through-the-induction-of-oxidative-stress
#17
Rizky Abdulah, Eka W Suradji, Anas Subarnas, Unang Supratman, Milyadi Sugijanto, Ajeng Diantini, Keri Lestari, Melisa I Barliana, Shinichiro Kawazu, Hiroshi Koyama
BACKGROUND: Resistance of antimalarial drugs to Plasmodium falciparum has become a major concern in malaria eradication. Although it is also affected by several socioeconomic factors, a new antiplasmodial agent is needed for a global malaria control program. OBJECTIVE: In this study, we attempted to uncover the antiplasmodial properties of Garcinia celebica, an Indonesian medicinal plant, along with the responsible compound and its possible mechanism. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The G...
July 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808228/loss-of-usp9x-disrupts-cell-adhesion-and-components-of-the-wnt-and-notch-signaling-pathways-in-neural-progenitors
#18
Susitha Premarathne, Mariyam Murtaza, Nicholas Matigian, Lachlan A Jolly, Stephen A Wood
Development of neural progenitors depends upon the coordination of appropriate intrinsic responses to extrinsic signalling pathways. Here we show the deubiquitylating enzyme, Usp9x regulates components of both intrinsic and extrinsic fate determinants. Nestin-cre mediated ablation of Usp9x from embryonic neural progenitors in vivo resulted in a transient disruption of cell adhesion and apical-basal polarity and, an increased number and ectopic localisation of intermediate neural progenitors. In contrast to other adhesion and polarity proteins, levels of β-catenin protein, especially S33/S37/T41 phospho-β-catenin, were markedly increased in Usp9x (-/Y) embryonic cortices...
August 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808054/mst4-phosphorylates-acap4-to-orchestrate-apical-membrane-remodeling-during-gastric-acid-secretion
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Xiao Yuan, Phil Y Yao, Jiying Jiang, Yin Zhang, Zeqi Su, Wendy Yao, Xueying Wang, Ping Gui, McKay Mullen, Calmour Henry, Tarsha Ward, Wenwen Wang, Larry Brako, Ruijun Tian, Xuannv Zhao, Fengsong Wang, Xinwang Cao, Dongmei Wang, Xing Liu, Xia Ding, Xuebiao Yao
The digestion in the stomach depends on acidification of the lumen. Histamine-elicited acid secretion is triggered by activation of PKA cascade, which ultimately results in the insertion of gastric H,K-ATPases into the apical plasma membranes of parietal cells. Our recent study revealed the functional role of PKA-MST4-ezrin signaling axis in histamine-elicited acid secretion (Jiang et al., 2015. J. Biol. Chem. 290, 28272-28285). However, it remains uncharacterized how PKA-MST4-ezrin signaling axis operates the insertion of H,K-ATPases into the apical plasma membranes of gastric parietal cells...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807882/control-of-nucleus-positioning-in-mouse-oocytes
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REVIEW
Maria Almonacid, Marie-Emilie Terret, Marie-Hélène Verlhac
The position of the nucleus in a cell can instruct morphogenesis in some cases, conveying spatial and temporal information and abnormal nuclear positioning can lead to disease. In oocytes from worm, sea urchin, frog and some fish, nucleus position regulates embryo development, it marks the animal pole and in Drosophila it defines the future dorso-ventral axis of the embryo and of the adult body plan. However, in mammals, the oocyte nucleus is centrally located and does not instruct any future embryo axis. Yet an off-centre nucleus correlates with poor outcome for mouse and human oocyte development...
August 11, 2017: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
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