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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792932/cystine-glutamate-transporter-system-x-c-is-involved-in-nitric-oxide-production-in-mouse-peritoneal-macrophages
#1
Sho Kobayashi, Shinji Hamashima, Takujiro Homma, Mami Sato, Ryosuke Kusumi, Shiro Bannai, Junich Fujii, Hideyo Sato
The amino acid transport system xc - is important for maintaining intracellular glutathione levels and extracellular redox balance. The main component of system xc - , xCT, is strongly induced by various stimuli, including oxidative stress and bacterial lipopolysaccharides (LPS) in macrophages. In the present study, we investigated the production of nitric oxide by LPS-stimulated mouse peritoneal macrophages isolated from both xCT-deficient and wild-type mice. After culturing macrophages in the presence of LPS for 24-48 h, nitrite levels in the medium of xCT-deficient macrophages were significantly decreased compared to that of wild-type cells...
May 21, 2018: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792715/quantitative-analysis-of-peptide-matrix-interactions-in-lyophilized-solids-using-photolytic-labeling
#2
Yuan Chen, Elizabeth M Topp
Peptide-matrix interactions in lyophilized solids were explored using photolytic labeling and reversed phase high performance liquid chromatography (rp-HPLC) and mass spectrometric (MS) analysis. A model peptide (Ac-QELHKLQ-NHCH3 ) derived from salmon calcitonin was first labeled with a heterobifunctional cross-linker NHS-diazirine (succinimidyl 4,4'-azipentanoate; SDA) at Lys5 in solution, with ~ 100% conversion. The SDA labeled peptide was then formulated with the following excipients at a 1:400 molar ratio and lyophilized: sucrose, trehalose, mannitol, histidine, arginine, urea and NaCl...
May 24, 2018: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792217/hypoargininemia-exacerbates-airway-hyperresponsiveness-in-a-mouse-model-of-asthma
#3
Roy H E Cloots, Matthew E Poynter, Els Terwindt, Wouter H Lamers, S Eleonore Köhler
BACKGROUND: Asthma is a chronic respiratory condition, with airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR) and inflammation as hallmarks. The hypothesis that the substantially increased expression of arginase 1 in activated macrophages limits the availability of L-arginine for nitric oxide synthesis, and thus increases AHR in lungs of mice with experimentally induced allergic asthma was recently refuted by several studies. In the present study, we tested the hypothesis that, instead, a low circulating concentration of arginine aggravates AHR in the same murine asthma model...
May 23, 2018: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790795/octa-arginine-modified-poly-amidoamine-dendrimers-for-improved-delivery-and-cytotoxic-effect-of-paclitaxel-in-cancer
#4
Sri Vishnu Kiran Rompicharla, Preeti Kumari, Balaram Ghosh, Swati Biswas
Cell penetrating peptides (CPP) have the ability to penetrate the cell membrane and have been associated with various cargos for their facile intracellular translocation. The current study involves the synthesis of a CPP, octa-arginine (R8)-modified poly(amidoamine) dendrimer of generation 4 (G4), which has additionally been PEGylated and conjugated to the poorly soluble anticancer drug, paclitaxel (PTX). The synthesized dendrimer conjugates were characterized by proton nuclear magnetic resonance (1H-NMR) Spectroscopy and zeta potential measurements and evaluated in vitro in cell monolayers and 3D spheroids...
May 23, 2018: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790738/design-and-development-of-polysaccharide-doxorubicin-peptide-bioconjugates-for-dual-synergistic-effects-of-integrin-targeted-and-cell-penetrating-peptides-for-cancer-chemotherapy
#5
Alexandra A P Mansur, Sandhra Maria Carvalho, Zelia Ines Portela Lobato, Maria de Fátima Leite, Armando da Silva Cunha, Herman S Mansur
Polymer-drug conjugation is an attractive approach for target delivering insoluble and highly toxic drugs to tumor sites to overcome the side-effects caused by cancer chemotherapy. In this study we designed and synthesized novel polymer-drug-peptide conjugates for improved specificity on targeting cancer cells. Chemically modified polysaccharide, carboxymethylcellulose (CMC), was conjugated with doxorubicin (DOX) anticancer drug by amide bonds and dually biofunctionalized with integrin-target receptor tripeptide (RGD) and L-arginine (R) as cell-penetrating amino acid for synergistic targeting and enhancing internalization by cancer cells...
May 23, 2018: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790281/suppressing-tawny-crazy-ant-nylanderia-fulva-by-rnai-technology
#6
Jia Meng, Jiaxin Lei, Andrew Davitt, Jocelyn R Holt, Jian Huang, Roger Gold, Edward L Vargo, Aaron M Tarone, Keyan Zhu-Salzman
The tawny crazy ant (Nylanderia fulva) is a new invasive pest in the United States. At present, its management mainly relies on the use of synthetic insecticides, which are generally ineffective at producing lasting control of the pest, necessitating alternative environmentally friendly measures. In this study, we evaluated the feasibility of gene silencing to control this ant species. Six housekeeping genes encoding actin (NfActin), coatomer subunit β (NfCOPβ), arginine kinase (NfArgK), and V-type proton ATPase subunits A (NfvATPaseA), B (NfvATPaseB) and E (NfvATPaseE) were cloned...
May 22, 2018: Insect Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790275/suppressor-of-clathrin-deficiency-scd6-an-emerging-rgg-motif-translation-repressor
#7
REVIEW
Debadrita Roy, Purusharth I Rajyaguru
Translation control plays a key role in variety of cellular processes. Translation initiation factors augment translation, whereas translation repressor proteins inhibit translation. Different repressors act by distinct mechanisms to accomplish the repression process. Although messenger RNAs (mRNAs) can be repressed at various steps of translation, most repressors have been reported to target the initiation step. We focus on one such translation repressor, an Arginine-Glycine-Glycine (RGG)-motif containing protein Scd6...
May 22, 2018: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. RNA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789787/physiological-and-pathological-function-of-serine-arginine-rich-splicing-factor-4-and-related-diseases
#8
REVIEW
Wanyan Tan, Wei Wang, Qingfeng Ma
Serine/arginine-rich splicing factors (SRSFs) have one or two RNA recognition motifs in the N terminal and a serine/arginine-enriched domain in the C terminal. SRSFs are essential components of spliceosomes and are involved in alternative splicing, spliceosome assembly, mRNA export, and nonsense-mediated mRNA decay. The maintenance of cellular and tissue homeostasis relies on accurate alternative splicing, and various patterns of abnormal alternative splicing can cause different diseases. SRSF4 is associated with many physiological and pathological processes and has applications in the diagnosis and prognosis of specific diseases...
2018: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789101/licofelone-attenuates-lps-induced-depressive-like-behavior-in-mice-a-possible-role-for-nitric-oxide
#9
Seyyedeh Elaheh Mousavi, Pegah Saberi, Naeemeh Ghasemkhani, Nahid Fakhraei, Rezvan Mokhtari, Ahmad Reza Dehpour
PURPOSE: Licofelone, a dual cyclooxygenase/5-lipoxygenase inhibitor, possesses antioxidant, antiapoptotic, neuroprotective, and anti-inflammatory properties. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of licofelone on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced depression in a mouse model and also a possible role for nitric oxide (NO). METHODS: To elucidate the role of NO on this effect of licofelone (5 and 20 mg/kg, i.p.), L-NAME, a non-specific NO synthase (NOS) inhibitor; aminoguanidine (AG), a specific inducible NOS (iNOS) inhibitor; 7-nitroindazole (7-NI) a preferential neuronal NOS inhibitor (nNOS) and; L-arginine (L-Arg), as a NO donor, were used...
2018: Journal of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences: a Publication of the Canadian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788320/chronic-variable-stress-induces-sex-specific-alterations-in-social-behavior-and-neuropeptide-expression-in-the-mouse
#10
Amanda P Borrow, Natalie J Bales, Sally A Stover, Robert J Handa
Chronic exposure to stressors impairs the function of multiple organ systems and is implicated in increased disease risk. In the rodent, the chronic variable stress (CVS) paradigm has successfully modeled several stress-related illnesses. Despite striking disparities between men and women in the prevalence and etiology of disorders associated with chronic stress, most preclinical research examining chronic stressor exposure has focused on male subjects. One potential mediator of the consequences of CVS is oxytocin (OT), a known regulator of stress neurocircuitry and behaviors...
May 16, 2018: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787897/structural-and-genetic-relatedness-of-the-o-antigens-of-escherichia-coli-o50-and-o2
#11
Bin Yang, Sof'ya N Senchenkova, Olesya I Naumenko, Alexander S Shashkov, Bin Liu, Andrey V Perepelov, Yuriy A Knirel
An O-specific polysaccharide (O-antigen) was isolated by mild acid degradation of the lipopolysaccharide of Escherichia coli O50 followed by gel chromatography on Sephadex G-50. The following structure of the tetrasaccharide repeat was established by sugar analysis and 1D and 2D 1 H and 13 C NMR spectroscopy: →3)-α-l-Rhap-(1 → 2)-α-l-Rhap-(1 → 3)-β-l-Rhap-(1 → 4)-β-d-GlcpNAc-(1→ The linear O50 polysaccharide has the same structure as the main chain of the branched O polysaccharide of E...
May 7, 2018: Carbohydrate Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787821/slc25a13-c-1610_1612delinsat-mutation-in-an-indian-patient-and-literature-review-of-79-cases-of-citrin-deficiency-for-genotype-phenotype-associations
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A Radha Rama Devi, Shaik Mohammad Naushad
Here, we report SLC25A13 c.1610_1612delinsAT mutation from India in a 13-year old boy who presented with recurrent episodes of delirium and hyperammonemia. This is the second case with this mutation; the first case was of Pakistani origin. The boy responded to diet modification, sodium benzoate and arginine supplementation. Furthermore, we have aimed to establish genotype-phenotype correlation of 79 cases of citrin deficiency (46 males and 33 females) reported in 24 studies from all over the world. Inverse association was observed between age of onset and jaundice (r = -0...
May 19, 2018: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787800/the-effect-of-formulation-on-spray-dried-sabin-inactivated-polio-vaccine
#13
Gaurav Kanojia, Rimko Ten Have, Debbie Brugmans, Peter C Soema, Henderik W Frijlink, Jean-Pierre Amorij, Gideon Kersten
The objective of this study was to develop a stable spray dried formulation, containing the three serotypes of Sabin inactivated polio vaccine (sIPV), aiming for minimal loss of native conformation (D-antigen) during drying and subsequent storage. The influence of atomization and drying stress during spray drying on trivalent sIPV was investigated. This was followed by excipient screening, in which monovalent sIPV was formulated and spray dried. Excipient combinations and concentrations were tailored to maximize both the antigen recovery of respective sIPV serotypes after spray drying and storage (T= 40°C and t= 7 days)...
May 19, 2018: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787782/effect-of-desensitizing-toothpastes-on-dentine-hypersensitivity-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Meng-Long Hu, Gang Zheng, You-Dong Zhang, Xiang Yan, Xiao-Chan Li, Hong Lin
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the desensitizing effect of toothpastes that contain ingredients that act against dentine hypersensitivity (DH) and to compare this effect with negative controls. SOURCES: Five databases were searched to identify relevant articles published up to November 27, 2017. STUDY SELECTION: Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing desensitizing toothpastes with a toothpastes without desensitizing component in adult patients that suffer from DH were included...
May 19, 2018: Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786574/the-increase-of-efficiency-of-treatment-in-patients-with-non-stable-angina-pectoris-with-use-of-nitrogen-oxide-donator-wzrost-skuteczno%C3%A5-ci-leczenia-chorych-z-niestabiln%C3%A4-d%C3%A5-awic%C3%A4-piersiow%C3%A4-przy-pomocy-donor%C3%A3-w-tlenku-azotu
#15
Yevheniya Kh Zaremba, Olha V Zaremba, Nazar R Fedchyshyn, Victoria I Tkachenko, Oleh O Kapustynskyy
OBJECTIVE: Introction: One of the leading pathogenetic factors of CVD is a violation of the function of the endothelium of the vessels, which leads to endothelial dysfunction. The aіm: Increasing the efficiency of treatment of patients with NSAP based on the study of the dynamics of clinical picture, blood parametres, CRP, indices of endothelium dependent vasodilatation of the brachial artery with the use of arginine hydrochloride. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Materials and methods: The 45 patients with non-stable angina pectoris (NSAP), who were in inpatient treatment in the cardiological department of the Clinical city hospital of emergency care in Lviv, were examined...
2018: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786498/hcov-229e-spike-protein-fusion-activation-by-trypsin-like-serine-proteases-is-mediated-by-proteolytic-processing-in-the-s2-region
#16
Ariane Bonnin, Adeline Danneels, Jean Dubuisson, Anne Goffard, Sandrine Belouzard
Human coronavirus 229E (HCoV-229E) is responsible for common colds. Like other coronaviruses, HCoV-229E exploits cellular proteases to activate fusion mediated by the spike protein. We analysed the proteolytic processing of the HCoV-229E spike protein by trypsin-like serine proteases leading to activation of the fusion process. Unlike in other coronaviruses, HCoV-229E fusion activation appears to be a one-step process. Indeed, cleavage of the S1/S2 interface does not seem to be a prerequisite, and the fusion activation is highly reliant on the S2' region, with arginine residue 683 acting as the recognition site...
May 22, 2018: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785108/the-protective-role-of-quercetin-and-arginine-on-gold-nanoparticles-induced-hepatotoxicity-in-rats
#17
Mohamed Anwar K Abdelhalim, Sherif A Abdelmottaleb Moussa, Huda Abdo Yahya Qaid
Background: The aim of the study was to confirm the hepatotoxicity induced by small-sized gold nanoparticles (GNPs) and evaluate the role of quercetin (Qur) and arginine (Arg) against hepatotoxicity caused by GNPs. Methods: Twenty-five healthy male Wistar-Kyoto rats were used. GNPs were administered intraperitoneally to these rats at the dose of 50 μL for seven consecutive days. The role of Qur and Arg antioxidants against toxicity induced by GNPs was detected through the measurement of serum liver function and oxidative stress biomarkers in the liver tissues...
2018: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785047/rationally-designed-aav2-and-aavrh8r-capsids-provide-improved-transduction-in-the-retina-and-brain
#18
Jennifer A Sullivan, Lisa M Stanek, Michael J Lukason, Jie Bu, Shayla R Osmond, Elizabeth A Barry, Catherine R O'Riordan, Lamya S Shihabuddin, Seng H Cheng, Abraham Scaria
The successful application of adeno-associated virus (AAV) gene delivery vectors as a therapeutic paradigm will require efficient gene delivery to the appropriate cells in affected organs. In this study, we utilized a rational design approach to introduce modifications to the AAV2 and AAVrh8R capsids and the resulting variants were evaluated for transduction activity in the retina and brain. The modifications disrupted either capsid/receptor binding or altered capsid surface charge. Specifically, we mutated AAV2 amino acids R585A and R588A, which are required for binding to its receptor, heparan sulfate proteoglycans, to generate a variant referred to as AAV2-HBKO...
May 22, 2018: Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785038/reduced-peak-stimulated-growth-hormone-is-associated-with-hyperuricemia-in-obese-children-and-adolescents
#19
Shuang Liang, Dejian Zhang, Jianhong Qi, Xiaobo Song, Jiang Xue
The purpose of the study is to investigate whether reduced peak GH response to arginine-levodopa test is associated with hyperuricemia in obese children and adolescents. The study population consisted of a total sample of 78 obese and 30 normal-weight children and adolescents without known hypopituitarism. All participants underwent clinical examination and GH stimulation testing. IGF-1, lipid profile and other metabolic markers were assessed. The obese subjects were then divided into two groups according to the serum levels of uric acid...
May 21, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784880/arginine-methylation-of-translocated-in-liposarcoma-tls-inhibits-its-binding-to-long-noncoding-rna-abrogating-tls-mediated-repression-of-cbp-p300-activity
#20
Wei Cui, Ryoma Yoneda, Naomi Ueda, Riki Kurokawa
Translocated in liposarcoma (TLS) is an RNA-binding protein and a transcription-regulatory sensor of DNA damage. TLS binds promoter-associated noncoding RNA (pncRNA) and inhibits histone acetyltransferase (HAT) activity of CREB-binding protein (CBP)/E1A-binding protein P300 (p300) on the cyclin D1 (CCND1) gene. Although post-translational modifications of TLS, such as arginine methylation, are known to regulate TLS's nucleocytoplasmic shuttling and assembly in stress granules, its interactions with RNAs remain poorly characterized...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
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