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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222638/association-between-lp-pla2-and-coronary-heart-disease-in-chinese-patients
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Li Yang, Yin Liu, Shufeng Wang, Ting Liu, Hongliang Cong
Objective To evaluate the association between plasma lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2; known to release inflammatory mediators that promote atherosclerosis) and coronary heart disease (CHD) in Chinese patients. Methods This observational, cross-sectional study included a patient cohort who were assessed by coronary angiography and divided into patients with coronary heart disease and patients with normal coronary angiography (controls). Data for several biochemical indicators were collected...
February 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216047/serotonin-2a-homodimers-are-needed-for-signalling-via-both-phospholipase-a2-and-phospholipase-c-in-transfected-cho-cells
#2
Alba Iglesias, Marta Cimadevila, María Isabel Cadavid, María Isabel Loza, José Brea
Different ligands differentially activate phospholipase A2 (PLA2) and phospholipase C (PLC) signalling pathways that are coupled to the serotonin 2A (5-HT2A) receptor, a class-A G-protein coupled receptor (GPCR). The serotonin 5-HT2A receptor has been shown to be expressed as a homodimer displaying some ligands negative cooperativity between protomers in the PLA2 signalling pathway. We hypothesized that the homodimeric complex is the minimum functional unit required for activation of the PLA2 and PLC pathways by the serotonin 5-HT2A receptor...
February 16, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215109/lipoprotein-associated-phospholipase-a2-and-risk-of-incident-peripheral-arterial-disease-in-a-multi-ethnic-cohort-the-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis
#3
Parveen K Garg, Neal W Jorgensen, Robyn L McClelland, Nancy S Jenny, Michael H Criqui, Matthew A Allison, Philip Greenland, Robert S Rosenson, David S Siscovick, Mary Cushman
Prospective studies supporting a relationship between elevated lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2) and incident peripheral arterial disease (PAD) are limited. We evaluated the association of Lp-PLA2 with incident PAD in a multi-ethnic cohort without clinical cardiovascular disease. A total of 4622 participants with measurement of Lp-PLA2 mass and Lp-PLA2 activity and an ankle-brachial index (ABI) between 0.9 and 1.4 were followed for the development of PAD (median follow-up = 9.3 years), defined as an ABI ⩽0...
February 2017: Vascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203248/structural-determinants-of-the-hyperalgesic-activity-of-myotoxic-lys49-phospholipase%C3%A2-a2
#4
Vanessa Olzon Zambelli, Lucimara Chioato, Vanessa Pacciari Gutierrez, Richard John Ward, Yara Cury
BACKGROUND: Bothropstoxin-I (BthTx-I) is a Lys49-phospholipase A2 (Lys49-PLA2) from the venom of Bothrops jararacussu, which despite of the lack of catalytic activity induces myotoxicity, inflammation and pain. The C-terminal region of the Lys49-PLA2s is important for these effects; however, the amino acid residues that determine hyperalgesia and edema are unknown. The aim of this study was to characterize the structural determinants for the Lys49-PLA2-induced nociception and inflammation...
2017: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins Including Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192519/arachidonic-acid-triggers-ca2-i-increases-in-rat-round-spermatids-by-a-likely-gpr-activation-erk-signalling-and-er-acidic-compartments-ca2-release
#5
Joaquin Paillamanque, Ana Sanchez-Tusie, Emerson M Carmona, Claudia L Treviño, Carolina Sandoval, Francisco Nualart, Nelson Osses, Juan G Reyes
Arachidonic acid (AA), a compound secreted by Sertoli cells (SC) in a FSH-dependent manner, is able to induce the release of Ca2+ from internal stores in round spermatids and pachytene spermatocytes. In this study, the possible site(s) of action of AA in round spermatids, the signalling pathways associated and the intracellular Ca2+ stores targeted by AA-induced signalling were pharmacologically characterized by measuring intracellular Ca2+ using fluorescent Ca2+ probes. Our results suggest that AA acts by interacting with a fatty acid G protein coupled receptor, initiating a G protein signalling cascade that may involve PLA2 and ERK activation, which in turn opens intracellular ryanodine-sensitive channels as well as NAADP-sensitive channels in acidic intracellular Ca2+ stores...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187380/biomimetic-nanoassemblies-of-1-o-octodecyl-2-conjugated-linoleoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphatidyl-gemcitabine-with-phospholipase-a2-triggered-degradation-for-the-treatment-of-cancer
#6
Jing Zuo, Li Tong, Lina Du, Ming Yang, Yiguang Jin
Phospholipids are important biomolecules with strong self-assembling ability to form biomembranes or liposomes. However, biomimetic prodrugs of phospholipids are not well known, including their self-assembling behavior at the air/water interface or in aqueous media. Here we design and prepare a biomimetic phospholipid-like amphiphilic prodrug, 1-O-octodecyl-2-conjugated linoleoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphatidyl gemcitabine (OLGPG). After spreading at the air/water interface, it formed Langmuir monolayers. Stable nanoassemblies were obtained based on molecular self-assembly after OLGPG was injected in water...
February 3, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183716/endothelial-dysfunction-in-children-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-is-associated-with-elevated-lipoprotein-associated-phospholipase-a2-plasma-activity-levels
#7
Leila Kheirandish-Gozal, Mona F Philby, Zhuanghong Qiao, Abdelnaby Khalyfa, David Gozal
BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a highly prevalent condition, especially in obese children, and has been associated with increased risk for endothelial dysfunction and dislipidemia, which are precursors of atherosclerosis. Lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2) is recognized as an independent risk factor for cardiovascular risk and atheromatous plaque activity. We hypothesized that Lp-PLA2 levels would be elevated in children with OSA, particularly among obese children who also manifest evidence of endothelial dysfunction...
February 9, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159706/venomics-of-naja-sputatrix-the-javan-spitting-cobra-a-short-neurotoxin-driven-venom-needing-improved-antivenom-neutralization
#8
Nget Hong Tan, Kin Ying Wong, Choo Hock Tan
: The venom proteome of Naja sputatrix (Javan spitting cobra) was elucidated through reverse-phase HPLC, nano-ESI-LCMS/MS and data mining. A total of 97 distinct protein forms belonging to 14 families were identified. The most abundant proteins are the three-finger toxins (3FTXs, 64.22%) and phospholipase A2 (PLA2, 31.24%), followed by nerve growth factors (1.82%), snake venom metalloproteinase (1.33%) and several proteins of lower abundance (<1%) including a variety of venom enzymes...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142077/associations-among-oxidative-stress-lp-pla2-activity-and-arterial-stiffness-according-to-blood-pressure-status-at-a-3-5-year-follow-up-in-subjects-with-prehypertension
#9
Minkyung Kim, Hye Jin Yoo, Minjoo Kim, Hyeon Yeong Ahn, Jiyeong Park, Sang-Hyun Lee, Jong Ho Lee
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: We aimed to determine changes in oxidative stress, lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2) activity and arterial stiffness in subjects with persistent prehypertensive symptoms during a 3.5-year follow-up period. METHODS: We divided 254 subjects with prehypertension according to their blood pressure (BP) status at 3.5 years of follow-up into three groups: reversed normotensive, persistent prehypertensive and developed hypertensive group...
January 13, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132918/ciproxifan-a-histamine-h3-receptor-antagonist-and-inverse-agonist-presynaptically-inhibits-glutamate-release-in-rat-hippocampus
#10
Cheng-Wei Lu, Tzu-Yu Lin, Chia-Ying Chang, Shu-Kuei Huang, Su-Jane Wang
Ciproxifan is an H3 receptor antagonist and inverse agonist with antipsychotic effects in several preclinical models; its effect on glutamate release has been investigated in the rat hippocampus. In a synaptosomal preparation, ciproxifan reduced 4-aminopyridine (4-AP)-evoked Ca(2+)-dependent glutamate release and cytosolic Ca(2+) concentration elevation but did not affect the membrane potential. The inhibitory effect of ciproxifan on 4-AP-evoked glutamate release was prevented by the Gi/Go-protein inhibitor pertussis toxin and Cav2...
January 27, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130154/what-killed-karl-patterson-schmidt-combined-venom-gland-transcriptomic-venomic-and-antivenomic-analysis-of-the-south-african-green-tree-snake-the-boomslang-dispholidus-typus
#11
Davinia Pla, Libia Sanz, Gareth Whiteley, Simon C Wagstaff, Robert A Harrison, Nicholas R Casewell, Juan J Calvete
BACKGROUND: Non-front-fanged colubroid snakes comprise about two-thirds of extant ophidian species. The medical significance of the majority of these snakes is unknown, but at least five species have caused life-threatening or fatal human envenomings. However, the venoms of only a small number of species have been explored. METHODS: A combined venomic and venom gland transcriptomic approach was employed to characterise of venom of Dispholidus typus (boomslang), the snake that caused the tragic death of Professor Karl Patterson Schmidt...
January 24, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129740/protective-effect-of-quinacrine-against-glycerol-induced-acute-kidney-injury-in-rats
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Abdulrahman K Al Asmari, Khalid Tariq Al Sadoon, Ali Ahmed Obaid, Deivakadatcham Yesunayagam, Mohammad Tariq
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a serious clinical problem with high rate of mortality and morbidity. Currently used prophylactic and therapeutic strategies to address AKI are limited and warrant further studies. In the present study an attempt was made to investigate the effect of quinacrine, a phospholipase A2 inhibitor against glycerol induced AKI in rats. METHODS: Adult female Wistar rats were divided in to five groups. After 24 h of water deprivation rats in groups 3, 4 and 5 received an intraperitoneal injection of quinacrine (3 mg/kg, 10 mg/kg and 30 mg/kg of body weight respectively)...
January 28, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110894/endothelial-function-after-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-in-patients-with-high-levels-of-high-sensitivity-crp-and-lp-pla2-a-substudy-of-the-response-randomized-trial
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Jasveen J Kandhai-Ragunath, Bjorn de Wagenaar, Cees Doelman, Jan van Es, Harald T Jørstad, Ron J G Peters, Carine J M Doggen, Clemens von Birgelen
BACKGROUND: The combination of high levels of high-sensitive C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) and lipoprotein-associated phospholipase-A2 (Lp-PLA2) was recently shown to correlate with increased cardiovascular risk. Endothelial dysfunction is also known to be a risk factor for cardiovascular events. AIM: To test among patients with previous ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) the hypothesis that high levels of both hs-CRP and Lp-PLA2 may be associated with impaired endothelium-dependent vasodilatation...
January 2, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103515/strong-synergistic-effects-in-pla-pcl-blends-impact-of-pla-matrix-viscosity
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Aleksandra Ostafinska, Ivan Fortelný, Jiří Hodan, Sabina Krejčíková, Martina Nevoralová, Jana Kredatusová, Zdeněk Kruliš, Jiří Kotek, Miroslav Šlouf
Blends of two biodegradable polymers, poly(lactic acid) (PLA) and poly(ϵ-caprolactone) (PCL), with strong synergistic improvement in mechanical performance were prepared by melt-mixing using the optimized composition (80/20) and the optimized preparation procedure (a melt-mixing followed by a compression molding) according to our previous study. Three different PLA polymers were employed, whose viscosity decreased in the following order: PLC ≈ PLA1 > PLA2 > PLA3. The blends with the highest viscosity matrix (PLA1/PCL) exhibited the smallest PCL particles (d∼0...
January 10, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078244/carvacrol-attenuates-serum-levels-of-total-protein-phospholipase-a2-and-histamine-in-asthmatic-guinea-pig
#15
Mohammad Hossein Boskabady, Sedigheh Jalali, Negin Yahyazadeh, Mostafa Boskabady
OBJECTIVE: Pharmacological effects of carvacrol such as its anti-inflammatory activities have been shows. In this study the effects of carvacrol on serum levels of total protein (TP), phospholipase A2 (PLA2) and histamine in sensitized guinea pigs was evaluated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sensitized guinea pigs were given drinking water alone (group S), drinking water containing three concentrations of carvacrol (40, 80 and 160 µg/ml) or dexamethasone. Serum levels of TP, PLA2 and histamine were examined I all sensitized groups as well as a non-sensitized control group (n=6 for each group)...
November 2016: Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069812/cooperative-substrate-cofactor-interactions-and-membrane-localization-of-the-bacterial-pla2-enzyme-exou
#16
Maxx H Tessmer, David M Anderson, Adam Buchaklian, Dara W Frank, Jimmy B Feix
The ExoU type III secretion enzyme is a potent phospholipase A2 secreted by the Gram-negative opportunistic pathogen, Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Activation of phospholipase activity is induced by protein-protein interactions with ubiquitin in the cytosol of a targeted eukaryotic cell, leading to destruction of host cell membranes. Previous work in our laboratory suggested that conformational changes within a C-terminal domain of the toxin might be involved in the activation mechanism. In this study, we use site-directed spin labeling electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy to investigate conformational changes in a C-terminal four-helical bundle region of ExoU as it interacts with lipid substrates and ubiquitin, and to examine the localization of this domain with respect to the lipid bilayer...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066794/altered-monocyte-and-endothelial-cell-adhesion-molecule-expression-is-linked-to-vascular-inflammation-in-human-immunodeficiency-virus-infection
#17
Manjusha Kulkarni, Emily Bowman, Janelle Gabriel, Taylor Amburgy, Elizabeth Mayne, David A Zidar, Courtney Maierhofer, Abigail Norris Turner, Jose A Bazan, Susan L Koletar, Michael M Lederman, Scott F Sieg, Nicholas T Funderburg
BACKGROUND: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected individuals have increased risk for vascular thrombosis, potentially driven by interactions between activated leukocytes and the endothelium. METHODS: Monocyte subsets (CD14(+)CD16(-), CD14(+)CD16(+), CD14(Dim)CD16(+)) from HIV negative (HIV(-)) and antiretroviral therapy-treated HIV positive (HIV(+)) participants (N = 19 and 49) were analyzed by flow cytometry for adhesion molecule expression (lymphocyte function-associated antigen 1 [LFA-1], macrophage-1 antigen [Mac-1], CD11c/CD18, very late antigen [VLA]-4) and the fractalkine receptor (CX3CR1); these receptors recognize ligands (intercellular adhesion molecules [ICAMs], vascular cell adhesion molecule [VCAM]-1, fractalkine) on activated endothelial cells (ECs) and promote vascular migration...
October 2016: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063838/exploring-and-understanding-the-functional-role-and-biochemical-and-structural-characteristics-of-an-acidic-phospholipase-a2-apltx-i-purified-from-agkistrodon-piscivorus-leucostoma-snake-venom
#18
L M Resende, J R Almeida, R Schezaro-Ramos, R C O Collaço, L R Simioni, D Ramírez, W González, A M Soares, L A Calderon, S Marangoni, S L da Silva
Phospholipases A2 (PLA2s) constitute a class of extensively studied toxins, isolated from snake venoms. Basic PLA2 isoforms mediate various toxicological effects, while the acidic isoforms generally have higher enzymatic activities, but do not promote evident toxic effects. The functions of these acidic isoforms in snake venoms are still not completely understood and more studies are needed to characterize the biological functions and diversification of acidic toxins in order to justify their abundant presence in these secretions...
January 4, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063492/interfacial-enzymes-membrane-binding-orientation-membrane-insertion-and-activity
#19
S A Tatulian
Most interfacial enzymes undergo activation upon membrane binding. Interfacial activation is determined not only by the binding strength but also by the specific mode of protein-membrane interactions, including the angular orientation and membrane insertion of the enzymes. This chapter describes biophysical techniques to quantitatively evaluate membrane binding, orientation, membrane insertion, and activity of secreted phospholipase A2 (PLA2) and lipoxygenase (LO) enzymes. Procedures for recombinant production and purification of human pancreatic PLA2 and human 5-lipoxygenase (5-LO) are also presented...
2017: Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063488/analyses-of-calcium-independent-phospholipase-a2beta-ipla2%C3%AE-in-biological-systems
#20
S E Barbour, S Ramanadham
The Ca(2+)-independent phospholipases A2 (iPLA2s) are part of a diverse family of PLA2s, manifest activity in the absence of Ca(2+), are ubiquitous, and participate in a variety of biological processes. Among the iPLA2s, the cytosolic iPLA2β has received considerable attention and ongoing studies from various laboratories suggest that dysregulation of iPLA2β can have a profound impact on the onset and/or progression of many diseases (e.g., cardiovascular, neurological, metabolic, autoimmune). Therefore, appropriate approaches are warranted to gain a better understanding of the role of iPLA2β in vivo and its contribution to pathophysiology...
2017: Methods in Enzymology
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