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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429599/lipoprotein-associated-phospholipase-a2-and-risk-of-carotid-atherosclerosis-and-cardiovascular-events-in-community-based-older-adults-in-china
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Chunxiu Wang, Xianghua Fang, Yang Hua, Yutong Liu, Zhongying Zhang, Xiang Gu, Xiaoguang Wu, Zhe Tang, Shaochen Guan, Hongjun Liu, Beibei Liu, Xiuhai Guo, Xunming Ji
We explored the associations between lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2) level and carotid atherosclerosis with all phenotypes and cardiovascular disease (CVD) events in Chinese older adults. A total of 1257 adults aged ≥55 years who were free of CVD were enrolled in this cohort study. Lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 level was evaluated in 3 categories: Lp-PLA2 < 175, 175≤ Lp-PLA2 < 223, and Lp-PLA2 ≥ 223 ng/mL. The highest level of Lp-PLA2 was independently associated with common carotid artery intima-media thickening (≥1...
January 1, 2017: Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413519/amp-activated-protein-kinase-mediates-the-effects-of-lipoprotein-associated-phospholipase-a2-on-endothelial-dysfunction-in-atherosclerosis
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Li Yang, Hong-Liang Cong, Shu-Feng Wang, Ting Liu
The present study aimed to investigate the effects of lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2) on endothelial dysfunction in an in vitro cell model of atherosclerosis, and to determine whether AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) mediates the effects of Lp-PLA2 on endothelial dysfunction. A total of 392 patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), including various sub-conditions, were recruited, and the plasma concentrations of Lp-PLA2 were evaluated. In addition, an in vitro model of atherosclerosis was established by exposing human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) to oxidized low-density lipoprotein (oxLDL)...
April 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390830/bmajpla2-ii-a-basic-lys49-phospholipase-a2-homologue-from-bothrops-marajoensis-snake-venom-with-parasiticidal-potential
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Amy N Grabner, Jorge Alfonso, Anderson M Kayano, Leandro S Moreira-Dill, Ana Paula de A Dos Santos, Cleópatra A S Caldeira, Juliana C Sobrinho, Ana Gómez, Fernando P Grabner, Fabio F Cardoso, Juliana Pavan Zuliani, Marcos R M Fontes, Daniel C Pimenta, Celeste Vega Gómez, Carolina B G Teles, Andreimar M Soares, Leonardo A Calderon
Snake venoms contain various proteins, especially phospholipases A2 (PLA2s), which present potential applications in diverse areas of health and medicine. In this study, a new basic PLA2 from Bothrops marajoensis with parasiticidal activity was purified and characterized biochemically and biologically. B. marajoensis venom was fractionated through cation exchange followed by reverse phase chromatographies. The isolated toxin, BmajPLA2-II, was structurally characterized with MALDI-TOF (Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-time of flight) mass spectrometry, sodium dodecyl sulfate polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE), followed by two-dimensional electrophoresis, partial amino acid sequencing, an enzymatic activity assay, circular dichroism, and dynamic light scattering assays...
April 5, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388872/associations-of-combined-polymorphisms-of-the-platelet-membrane-glycoproteins-ia-and-iiia-and-the-platelet-endothelial-cell-adhesion-molecule-1-and-p-selectin-genes-with-ivf-implantation-failures
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Nikolaos Vlachadis, Vasileios Tsamadias, Nikolaos Vrachnis, Georgios Kaparos, Nikolaos Vitoratos, Evaggelia Kouskouni, Emmanuel Economou
The aim of the study was to investigate the combined impact of the genetic heterogeneity of the glycoproteins Ia (GpIa) and IIIa (GpIIIa) and the platelet-endothelial cell adhesion molecule-1 (PECAM-1) and P-Selectin genes on IVF embryo transfer implantation failures (IVF-ET failures). Sixty nulligravida women with previous IVF-ET failures and 60 fertile controls were genotyped for the GpIa-C807T, GpIIIa-PlA1/PA2, PECAM-1-C373G (Leu125Val) and P-Selectin-A37674C (Thr715Pro) polymorphisms by pyrosequencing. Compared with wild-type combined homozygotes, carriers of combinations of risk alleles in two gene loci were at significantly increased risk for IVF-ET failure, whereas carriers of the combination of GpIa-807T, GpIIIa-PlA2 and PECAM-1-373G alleles had OR = 52...
April 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363841/aca-an-inhibitor-phospholipases-a2-and-transient-receptor-potential-melastatin-2-channels-attenuates-okadaic-acid-induced-neurodegeneration-in-rats
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Murat Cakir, Halil Duzova, Suat Tekin, Elif Taslıdere, Gul Busra Kaya, Yılmaz Cigremis, Tuba Ozgocer, Saim Yologlu
AIM: In recent studies, it has been shown that the Transient Receptor Potential Melastatin-2 Channels (TRPM2) and Phospholipases A2 (PLA2) inhibitors may have a protective effect on neurons. This study was aimed to investigate the protective effect of TRPM2 and PLA2 inhibitor N-(p-amylcinnamoyl) Anthranilic Acid (ACA) in a neurodegenerative model induced by Okadaic Acid (OKA). MAIN METHODS: OKA (200ng/10μl) was administered bilateral intracerebroventricularly as a single injection...
May 1, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355284/differential-action-of-glucocorticoids-on-apolipoprotein-e-gene-expression-in-macrophages-and-hepatocytes
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Violeta Georgeta Trusca, Elena Valeria Fuior, Ioana Madalina Fenyo, Dimitris Kardassis, Maya Simionescu, Anca Violeta Gafencu
Apolipoprotein E (apoE) has anti-atherosclerotic properties, being involved in the transport and clearance of cholesterol-rich lipoproteins as well as in cholesterol efflux from cells. We hypothesized that glucocorticoids may exert anti-inflammatory properties by increasing the level of macrophage-derived apoE. Our data showed that glucocorticoids increased apoE expression in macrophages in vitro as well as in vivo. Dexamethasone increased ~6 fold apoE mRNA levels in cultured peritoneal macrophages and RAW 264...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347705/impact-of-temperature-on-sea-bass-dicentrarchus-labrax-retina-fatty-acid-composition-expression-of-rhodopsin-and-enzymes-of-lipid-and-melatonin-metabolism
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Mehdi Bouaziz, Safa Bejaoui, Imen Rabeh, Raouf Besbes, M 'Hamed El Cafsi, Jack Falcon
Teleost fish are ectothermic vertebrates. Their metabolism, physiology and behavior rely on the external temperature. This study, on the retina of the sea bass Dicentrarchus labrax, reports on the impact of temperature on the fatty acid composition and mRNA abundance of key enzymes of lipid metabolism: fatty acid desaturase-2 (FADS2), fatty acid elongase-5 (ELOVL5), sterol regulatory element-binding protein-1 (SREBP-1), triglyceride lipase and phospholipase A2 (PLA2). We also report on the effects on the photopigment molecule rhodopsin and on enzymes of the melatonin synthesis pathway, namely arylalkylamine N-acetyltransferases 1a and 1b and acetylserotonin methyltransferase...
March 27, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344595/alpha-type-phospholipase-a2-inhibitors-from-snake-blood
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Norival A Santos-Filho, Claudia T Santos
It is of popular and scientific knowledge that toxins from snake venom (among them the PLA2 and myotoxins) are neutralized by various compounds, such as antibodies and proteins purified from animal blood. Venomous and nonvenomous snakes have PLA2 inhibitory proteins, called PLIs, in their blood serum. One hypothesis that could explain the presence of these PLIs in the serum of venomous snakes would be self-protection against the enzymes of their own venom, which eventually could reach the circulatory system...
2017: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins Including Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344594/articular-inflammation-induced-by-an-enzymatically-inactive-lys49-phospholipase-a2-activation-of-endogenous-phospholipases-contributes-to-the-pronociceptive-effect
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Renata Gonçalves Dias, Sandra Coccuzzo Sampaio, Morena Brazil Sant'Anna, Fernando Queiroz Cunha, José María Gutiérrez, Bruno Lomonte, Yara Cury, Gisele Picolo
BACKGROUND: Arthritis is a set of inflammatory conditions that induce aching, stiffness, swelling, pain and may cause functional disability with severe consequences to the patient's lives. These are multi-mediated pathologies that cannot be effectively protected and/or treated. Therefore, the aim of this study was to establish a new model of acute arthritis, using a Lys49-PLA2 (Bothrops asper myotoxin II; MT-II) to induce articular inflammation. METHODS: The articular inflammation was induced by MT-II (10 μg/joint) injection into the left tibio-tarsal or femoral-tibial-patellar joints...
2017: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins Including Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338324/studies-to-examine-potential-tolerability-differences-between-the-5-ht2c-receptor-selective-agonists-lorcaserin-and-cp-809101
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Guy A Higgins, Leonardo B Silenieks, Amy Patrick, Ines A M De Lannoy, Paul J Fletcher, Linda A Parker, Neil J MacLusky, Laura C Sullivan, Teresa A Chavera, Kelly A Berg
Lorcaserin (LOR) is a selective 5-HT2C receptor agonist that has been FDA approved as a treatment for obesity. The most frequently reported side-effects of LOR include nausea and headache, which can be dose limiting. We have previously reported that in the rat, while LOR produced unconditioned signs characteristic of nausea/malaise, the highly selective 5-HT2C agonist CP-809101 (CP) produced fewer equivalent signs. Because this may indicate a subclass of 5-HT2C agonists having better tolerability, the present studies were designed to further investigate this apparent difference...
March 24, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335787/risk-factors-of-atherosclerotic-tissue-types-in-single-vessel-and-intermediate-coronary-lesions-a-cross-sectional-study
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Xianjin Wang, Qun Chen, Yu Xu, Yanqing Wang, Yang Yang, Ming Gu, Haihua Xu, Yanfang Zhao
BACKGROUND: Few data exist that correlate lesion-related risk factors such as conventional cardiovascular risks or lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2) with tissue types within atherosclerotic plaques in patients with single-vessel and intermediate coronary lesions. METHODS: One hundred and ninety-two patients with single-vessel and intermediate coronary lesions were enrolled in a cross-sectional study and divided into two groups: stable angina pectoris (SAP) and acute coronary syndrome (ACS) groups...
March 23, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334001/effects-of-overweight-and-the-pla2g7-v279f-polymorphism-on-the-association-of-age-with-systolic-blood-pressure
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Minjoo Kim, Minkyung Kim, Hye Jin Yoo, Hye Young Jang, Sang-Hyun Lee, Jong Ho Lee
This prospective study aimed to determine the effects of the persistence of overweight for three years and the PLA2G7 V279F polymorphism, as well as the interaction between these factors, on the association of age with blood pressure (BP). Healthy middle-aged subjects with normotensive BP were divided into the normal-weight and overweight groups. The PLA2G7 V279F genotype, BP, lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2) activity, and oxidized low-density lipoprotein (ox-LDL) were determined. Lp-PLA2 activity was lower in the F allele subjects (n = 111) than in those with the VV genotype (n = 389)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332853/correlations-between-lp-pla2-gene-polymorphisms-and-susceptibility-and-severity-of-acute-pancreatitis-in-a-chinese-population
#13
Min Ma, Chun-Xia Zhai, Cai-Xia Sun
OBJECTIVE: This case-control study explored correlations between LP-PLA2 gene polymorphisms (A379V, V279F, and R92H) and susceptibility and severity of acute pancreatitis (AP) in a Chinese population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From October 2013 to October 2015, 94 AP patients were chosen as the case group. According to the Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE) II score standard, AP patients were divided into a mild AP (MAP) group (n = 46) and severe AP (SAP) group (n = 48)...
April 2017: Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320377/application-of-an-e-coli-signal-sequence-as-a-versatile-inclusion-body-tag
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Wouter S P Jong, David Vikström, Diane Houben, H Bart van den Berg van Saparoea, Jan-Willem de Gier, Joen Luirink
BACKGROUND: Heterologous protein production in Escherichia coli often suffers from bottlenecks such as proteolytic degradation, complex purification procedures and toxicity towards the expression host. Production of proteins in an insoluble form in inclusion bodies (IBs) can alleviate these problems. Unfortunately, the propensity of heterologous proteins to form IBs is variable and difficult to predict. Hence, fusing the target protein to an aggregation prone polypeptide or IB-tag is a useful strategy to produce difficult-to-express proteins in an insoluble form...
March 21, 2017: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315380/primary-structures-and-partial-toxicological-characterization-of-two-phospholipases-a2-from-micrurus-mipartitus-and-micrurus-dumerilii-coral-snake-venoms
#15
Paola Rey-Suárez, Vitelbina Núñez, Mónica Saldarriaga-Córdoba, Bruno Lomonte
Snake venom phospholipases A2 (PLA2) share high sequence identities and a conserved structural scaffold, but show important functional differences. Only a few PLA2s have been purified and characterized from coral snake (Micrurus spp.) venoms, and their role in envenomation remains largely unknown. In this report, we describe the isolation, sequencing and partial functional characterization of two Micrurus PLA2s: MmipPLA2 from Micrurus mipartitus and MdumPLA2 from Micrurus dumerilii, two species of clinical importance in Colombia...
March 14, 2017: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315303/neuroprotective-effect-of-2-hydroxy-arachidonic-acid-in-a-rat-model-of-transient-middle-cerebral-artery-occlusion
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I F Ugidos, M Santos-Galdiano, D Pérez-Rodríguez, B Anuncibay-Soto, E Font-Belmonte, D J López, M Ibarguren, X Busquets, A Fernández López
Stroke modifies the composition of cell membranes by eliciting the breakdown of membrane phospholipids whose products, such as arachidonic acid (AA), are released in the cytosol. The action of enzymes such as cyclooxygenases on AA leads to inflammatory stimuli and increases the cell oxidative stress. We report here the neuroprotective effect of 2-hydroxyarachidonic acid (2OAA), a cyclooxygenase inhibitor derived from AA, as a promising neuroprotective therapy against stroke. The effect of a single dose of 2OAA, administered intragastrically 1 hour after the ischaemic insult, in a rat model of transient middle cerebral artery occlusion (tMCAO) was tested after 24 hours of reperfusion...
March 14, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302381/an-entomopathogenic-bacterium-xenorhabdus-hominickii-anu101-produces-oxindole-and-suppresses-host-insect-immune-response-by-inhibiting-eicosanoid-biosynthesis
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Md Sadekuzzaman, Youngjin Park, Seunghee Lee, Kunwoo Kim, Jin Kyo Jung, Yonggyun Kim
An entomopathogenic bacterium, Xenorhabdus hominickii ANU101, was isolated from an entomopathogenic nematode, Steinernema monticolum. X. hominickii exhibited significant insecticidal activities at ≥6.6×10(2) colony-forming units per larva against a lepidopteran insect, Spodoptera exigua with hemocoelic injection. The insecticidal activity of X. hominickii was reduced by an addition of arachidonic acid (AA, a catalytic product of PLA2), but enhanced by an addition by dexamethasone (DEX, a specific inhibitor of PLA2)...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Invertebrate Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289073/sympathetic-nervous-activity-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-a-comparative-study-of-inflammatory-biomarkers
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Humberto G Moreira, Rony L Lage, Daniel G Martinez, Larissa Ferreira-Santos, Maria U P B Rondon, Carlos E Negrão, José C Nicolau
Previous studies have shown that both sympathetic hyperactivity and enhanced inflammatory responses are associated with poor outcomes in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Whether there is a correlation between these two characteristics remains unclear. Thirty-four patients with uncomplicated ACS were evaluated; their mean age was 51.7±7.0 years, 79.4% were male, and 94.1% had myocardial infarction (MI). On the fourth day of hospitalization, they underwent muscle sympathetic nerve activity (MSNA) analysis (microneurography), as well as ultrasensitive C-reactive protein (usCRP), interleukin-6 (IL-6), and lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2) activity measurements...
May 1, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287729/functional-and-structural-characterization-of-a-thermostable-phospholipase-a2-from-a-sparidae-fish-diplodus-annularis
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Nabil Smichi, Houcemeddine Othman, Neila Achouri, Alexandre Noiriel, Vincent Arondel, Najet Srairi-Abid, Abdelkarim Abousalham, Youssef Gargouri, Nabil Miled, Ahmed Fendri
Novel phospholipase (PLA2) genes from the Sparidae family were cloned. The sequenced PLA2 revealed an identity with pancreatic PLA2 group IB. To better understand the structure/function relationships of these enzymes and their evolution, the Diplodus annularis PLA2 (DaPLA2) was overexpressed in E. coli. The refolded enzyme was purified by Ni-affinity chromatography and has a molecular mass of 15 kDa as determined by MALDI-TOF spectrometry. Interestingly, unlike the pancreatic type, the DaPLA2 was active and stable at higher temperatures, which suggests its great potential in biotechnological applications...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286182/crotalus-helleri-venom-preconditioning-reduces-postoperative-cerebral-edema-and-improves-neurological-outcomes-after-surgical-brain-injury
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Cherine H Kim, Devin W McBride, Prativa Sherchan, Carl E Person, Eric C K Gren, Wayne Kelln, Tim Lekic, William K Hayes, Jiping Tang, John H Zhang
INTRODUCTION: Postoperative cerebral edema is a devastating complication in neurosurgical patients. Loss of blood-brain barrier integrity has been shown to lead to the development of brain edema following neurosurgical procedures. The aim of this study was to evaluate preconditioning with Crotalus helleri venom (Cv-PC) as a potential preventive therapy for reducing postoperative brain edema in the rodent SBI model. C. helleri venom is known to contain phospholipase A2 (PLA2), an enzyme upstream to cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) in the inflammatory cascade, acts to increase the production of inflammatory mediators, such as prostaglandins...
March 9, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
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