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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537895/interaction-of-glycosphingolipids-gd3-and-gd2-with-growth-factor-receptors-maintains-breast-cancer-stem-cell-phenotype
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Yuh-Jin Liang, Chen-Yu Wang, I-An Wang, Yi-Wen Chen, Li-Tzu Li, Chuang-Yu Lin, Ming-Yi Ho, Tsung-Lung Chou, Ya-Hui Wang, Shih-Pin Chiou, Yu-Ju Lin, John Yu
Many studies have suggested that disialogangliosides, GD2 and GD3, are involved in the development of various tumor types. However, the functional relationships between ganglioside expression and cancer development or aggressiveness are not fully described. GD3 is upregulated in approximately half of all invasive ductal breast carcinoma cases, and enhanced expression of GD3 synthase (GD3S, alpha-N-acetylneuraminide alpha-2,8-sialyltransferase) in estrogen receptor-negative breast tumors, was shown to correlate with reduced overall patient survival...
May 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534963/n-acetylglucosaminyltransferase-iva-promotes-invasion-of-choriocarcinoma
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Kimihiro Nishino, Eiko Yamamoto, Kaoru Niimi, Yoko Sekiya, Yoriko Yamashita, Fumitaka Kikkawa
Gestational trophoblastic neoplasia (GTN) results from the malignant transformation of placental trophoblasts which secrete human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) as do normal placenta or hydatidiform mole. N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase IV (GnT-IV) is a glycosyltransferase which catalyses the formation of β1,4GlcNAc branches on the mannose core of N-glycans. Previous studies reported that β1,4GlcNAc branches on hCG were detected in GTN but not in normal pregnancy or hydatidiform mole. The aim of the present study was to understand the role of GnT-IVa in choriocarcinoma and find the target proteins for GnT-IVa glycosylation which contribute to the malignancy of choriocarcinoma...
May 23, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533786/high-density-linkage-map-construction-and-mapping-of-yield-trait-qtls-in-maize-zea-mays-using-the-genotyping-by-sequencing-gbs-technology
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Chengfu Su, Wei Wang, Shunliang Gong, Jinghui Zuo, Shujiang Li, Shizhong Xu
Increasing grain yield is the ultimate goal for maize breeding. High resolution quantitative trait loci (QTL) mapping can help us understand the molecular basis of phenotypic variation of yield and thus facilitate marker assisted breeding. The aim of this study is to use genotyping-by-sequencing (GBS) for large-scale SNP discovery and simultaneous genotyping of all F2 individuals from a cross between two varieties of maize that are in clear contrast in yield and related traits. A set of 199 F2 progeny derived from the cross of varieties SG-5 and SG-7 were generated and genotyped by GBS...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533017/morphological-and-physicochemical-characterization-of-porous-starches-obtained-from-different-botanical-sources-and-amylolytic-enzymes
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Yaiza Benavent-Gil, Cristina M Rosell
Porous starches might offer an attractive alternative as bio-adsorbents of a variety of compounds. However, morphology and physicochemical properties of starches must be understood before exploring their applications. Objective was to study the action of different amylolytic enzymes for producing porous starches. Wheat, rice, potato and cassava starches were treated with Amyloglucosidase (AMG), α-amylase (AM) and cyclodextrin-glycosyltransferase (CGTase). Morphological characteristics, chemical composition, adsorptive capacity and pasting/thermal properties were assessed...
May 19, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529241/downregulation-of-transcription-factor-sp1-suppresses-malignant-properties-of-a549-human-lung-cancer-cell-line-with-decreased-%C3%AE-4-galactosylation-of-highly-branched-n-glycans
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Kodai Muramoto, Riho Tange, Takayuki Ishii, Kana Miyauchi, Takeshi Sato
Dramatic changes in the glycan structures of cell surface proteins have been observed upon malignant transformation of cells as induced by the altered expression levels of glycosyltransferases. Such changes are closely associated with the malignant properties of cancer cells. Transcription factor Sp1 regulates the gene expression of various molecules including glycosyltransferases. Herein, we investigated whether or not Sp1-downregulation affects to N-glycosylation of glycoproteins and malignant properties of A549 human lung carcinoma cell line...
May 20, 2017: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528234/enzymatic-synthesis-of-novel-corylifol-a-glucosides-via-a-udp-glycosyltransferase
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Nan Li, Jian Miao, Jing Li, Yu-Ru Zhao, Hong-Mei Li, Yi-Qun Dai, Qiang Huo, Cheng-Zhu Wu, Tao Ma
Corylifol A, a member of the isoflavone subclass of isoflavonoids, has long been considered to have various biological activities. Here, we sought to synthesize corylifol A glucosides by the in vitro glucosylation reaction using the UDP-glycosyltransferase YjiC from Bacillus licheniformis DSM 13, and obtained two novel glucosides: corylifol A-4',7-di-O-beta-d-glucopyranoside (1) and corylifol A-4'-O-beta-d-glucopyranoside (2). To improve the yield of the products, the reaction time, concentration of UDP-glucose, and pH of the buffer were optimized...
May 11, 2017: Carbohydrate Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528003/acinetobacter-baumannii-k11-and-k83-capsular-polysaccharides-have-the-same-6-deoxy-l-talose-containing-pentasaccharide-k-units-but-different-linkages-between-the-k-units
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Johanna J Kenyon, Alexander S Shashkov, Sof'ya N Senchenkova, Mikhail M Shneider, Bin Liu, Anastasiya V Popova, Nikolay P Arbatsky, Konstantin A Miroshnikov, Lei Wang, Yuriy A Knirel, Ruth M Hall
Acinetobacter baumannii produces a variety of capsular polysaccharides (CPS) via genes located at the chromosomal K locus and some KL gene clusters include genes for the synthesis of specific sugars. The structures of K11 and K83 CPS produced by isolates LUH5545 and LUH5538, which carry related KL11a and KL83 gene clusters, respectively, were established by sugar analysis and one- and two-dimensional (1)H and (13)C NMR spectroscopy. Both CPS contain L-rhamnose (L-Rha) and 6-deoxy-L-talose (L-6dTal), and both KL gene clusters include genes for dTDP-L-Rhap synthesis and a tle (talose epimerase) gene encoding an epimerase that converts dTDP-L-Rhap to dTDP-L-6dTalp...
May 17, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527513/enzymatic-biosynthesis-of-novel-neobavaisoflavone-glucosides-via-bacillus-udp-glycosyltransferase
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Tao Ma, Yi-Qun Dai, Nan Li, Qiang Huo, Hong-Mei Li, Yu-Xin Zhang, Zheng-Hao Piao, Cheng-Zhu Wu
The present study was designed to perform structural modifications of of neobavaisoflavone (NBIF), using an in vitro enzymatic glycosylation reaction, in order to improve its water-solubility. Two novel glucosides of NBIF were obtained from an enzymatic glycosylation by UDP-glycosyltransferase. The glycosylated products were elucidated by LC-MS, HR-ESI-MS, and NMR analysis. The HPLC peaks were integrated and the concentrations in sample solutions were calculated. The MTT assay was used to detect the cytotoxic activity of compounds in cancer cell lines...
April 2017: Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522607/nleb-ssek-effectors-from-citrobacter-rodentium-escherichia-coli-and-salmonella-enterica-display-distinct-differences-in-host-substrate-specificity
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Samir El Qaidi, Kangming Chen, Adnan Halim, Lina Siukstaite, Christian Rueter, Ramon Hurtado-Guerrero, Henrik Clausen, Philip R Hardwidge
Many Gram-negative bacterial pathogens use a syringe-like apparatus called a type III secretion system to inject virulence factors into host cells. Some of these effectors are enzymes that modify host proteins to subvert their normal functions. NleB is a glycosyltransferase that modifies host proteins with N-acetyl-D-glucosamine to inhibit antibacterial and inflammatory host responses. NleB is conserved among the attaching/effacing pathogens enterohemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC), enteropathogenic E. coli (EPEC), and Citrobacter rodentium...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514734/inflammatory-microrna-194-and-515-attenuate-the-biosynthesis-of-chondroitin-sulfate-during-human-intervertebral-disc-degeneration
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Bo Hu, Chen Xu, Ye Tian, Changgui Shi, Ying Zhang, Lianfu Deng, Hongyu Zhou, Peng Cao, Huajiang Chen, Wen Yuan
Intervertebral disc degeneration (IDD) is characterized by dehydration and loss of extracellular matrixes in the nucleus pulposus region. Chondroitin sulfate has been found to be the water-binding molecule that played a key role in IDD. Although investigators have reported that inflammatory cytokines are involved in the reduction of chondroitin sulfate in IDD, but the underlying mechanism is unrevealed. Since chondroitin sulfate synthesis is controlled by chondroitin sulfate glycosyltransferases CHSY-1/2/3 and CSGALNACT-1/2, their functional role and regulatory mechanism in IDD is not fully studied...
May 2, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509874/evaluation-of-the-mycobactericidal-effect-of-thio-functionalized-carbohydrate-derivatives
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Małgorzata Korycka-Machała, Anna Brzostek, Bożena Dziadek, Malwina Kawka, Tomasz Popławski, Zbigniew J Witczak, Jarosław Dziadek
Sugars with heteroatoms other than oxygen have attained considerable importance in glycobiology and in drug design since they are often more stable in blood plasma due to their resistance to enzymes, such as glycosidases, phosphorylases and glycosyltransferases. The replacement of oxygen atoms in sugars with sulfur forms thio-sugars, which are potentially useful for the treatment of diabetes and some bacterial and viral infections. Here, we evaluated the antibacterial activity of thio-functionalized carbohydrate derivatives...
May 16, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504163/effects-of-immobilization-ph-and-reaction-time-in-the-modulation-of-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-or-%C3%AE-cyclodextrins-production-by-cyclodextrin-glycosyltransferase-batch-and-continuous-process
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Jéssie da Natividade Schöffer, Carla Roberta Matte, Douglas Santana Charqueiro, Eliana Weber de Menezes, Tania Maria Haas Costa, Edilson Valmir Benvenutti, Rafael C Rodrigues, Plinho Francisco Hertz
This study reports the immobilization of a β-CGTase on glutaraldehyde pre-activated silica and its use to production of cyclodextrins in batch and continuous reactions. We were able to modulate the cyclodextrin production (α-, β- and γ-CD) by immobilization and changing the reaction conditions. In batch reactions, the immobilized enzyme reached to maximum productions of 4.9mgmL(-1) of α-CD, 3.6mgmL(-1) of β-CD and 3.5mgmL(-1) of γ-CD at different conditions of temperature, pH and reaction time. In continuous reactor, varying the residence time and pH it was possible to produce at pH 4...
August 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503180/transcriptomic-comparison-reveals-candidate-genes-for-triterpenoid-biosynthesis-in-two-closely-related-ilex-species
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Lingling Wen, Xiaoyun Yun, Xiasheng Zheng, Hui Xu, Ruoting Zhan, Weiwen Chen, Yaping Xu, Ye Chen, Jie Zhang
Native to Southern China, Ilex pubescens and Ilex asprella are frequently used in traditional Chinese medicine. Both of them produce a large variety of ursane-type triterpenoid saponins, which have been demonstrated to have different pharmacological effects. However, little is known about their biosynthesis. In this study, transcriptomic analysis of I. pubescens and comparison with its closely related specie I. asprella were carried out to identify potential genes involved in triterpenoid saponin biosynthesis...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500031/labeling-glycans-on-living-cells-by-a-chemoenzymatic-glycoengineering-approach
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Ruben T Almaraz, Yanhong Li
Structural glycobiology has traditionally been a challenging field due to a limited set of tools available to investigate the diverse and complexity of Glycan molecules. However, we cannot ignore that glycans play critical roles in health as well as in disease, are present in more than 50% of all proteins and on over 80% of all surface proteins. Chemoenzymatic Glycoengineering (CEG) methods are a powerful set of tools to synthesize complex glycans but its full potential has not been explored in cell biology yet...
May 12, 2017: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498962/an-iterative-glycosyltransferase-ents-catalyzes-transfer-and-extension-of-o-and-s-linked-monosaccharide-in-enterocin-96
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Rupa Nagar, Alka Rao
Glycosyltransferases are essential tools for in vitro-glycoengineering. Bacteria harbor an unexplored variety of protein glycosyltransferases. Here, we describe a peptide glycosyltransferase (EntS) encoded by ORF0417 of Enterococcus faecalis TX0104. EntS di-glycosylates linear peptide of enterocin 96- a known antibacterial, in vitro. It is capable of transferring as well as extending the glycan onto the peptide in an iterative sequential dissociative manner. It can catalyze multiple linkages: Glc/Gal(-O)Ser/Thr, Glc/Gal(-S)Cys and Glc/Gal(β)Glc/Gal(-O/S)Ser/Thr/Cys, in one pot...
May 12, 2017: Glycobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496260/overexpression-of-a-cytochrome-p450-and-a-udp-glycosyltransferase-is-associated-with-imidacloprid-resistance-in-the-colorado-potato-beetle-leptinotarsa-decemlineata
#16
Emine Kaplanoglu, Patrick Chapman, Ian M Scott, Cam Donly
Current control of insect pests relies on chemical insecticides, however, insecticide resistance development by pests is a growing concern in pest management. The main mechanisms for insecticide resistance typically involve elevated activity of detoxifying enzymes and xenobiotic transporters that break-down and excrete insecticide molecules. In this study, we investigated the molecular mechanisms of imidacloprid resistance in the Colorado potato beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Say) (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), an insect pest notorious for its capacity to develop insecticide resistance rapidly...
May 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495798/a-role-for-sar1-and-arf1-gtpases-during-golgi-biogenesis-in-the-protozoan-parasite-trypanosoma-brucei
#17
Sevil Yavuz, Graham Warren
A single Golgi stack is duplicated and partitioned into two daughter cells during the cell cycle of the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma brucei The source of components required to generate the new Golgi and the mechanism by which it forms is poorly understood. Using photoactivatable GFP we show that the existing Golgi supplies components directly to the newly-forming Golgi, both in intact and semi-permeabilized cells. The movement of a putative glycosyltransferase, GntB, requires the Sar1 and ARF1 GTPases in intact cells...
May 11, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493121/glycoengineering-of-cho-cells-to-improve-product-quality
#18
Qiong Wang, Bojiao Yin, Cheng-Yu Chung, Michael J Betenbaugh
Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells represent the predominant platform in biopharmaceutical industry for the production of recombinant biotherapeutic proteins, especially glycoproteins. These glycoproteins include oligosaccharide or glycan attachments that represent one of the principal components dictating product quality. Especially important are the N-glycan attachments present on many recombinant glycoproteins of commercial interest. Furthermore, altering the glycan composition can be used to modulate the production quality of a recombinant biotherapeutic from CHO and other mammalian hosts...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488320/producing-dft-mm-enzyme-reaction-trajectories-from-scc-dftb-mm-driving-forces-to-probe-the-underlying-electronics-of-a-glycosyltransferase-reaction
#19
Ian L Rogers, Kevin J Naidoo
The SCC-DFTB/MIO/CHARMM free energy surface for a glycosyltransferase, TcTS, is benchmarked against a DFT/MM reaction trajectory using the same CHARMM MM force field ported to the NWChem package. The popular B3LYP functional, against which the MIO parameter set was parameterized is used to optimize TS structures and run DFT reaction dynamics. A novel approach was used to generate reaction forces from a SCC-DFTB/MIO/CHARMM reaction surface to drive B3LYP/6-31G/MM and B3LYP/6-31G(d)/MM reaction trajectories. Although TS structures compare favorably, differences stemming primarily from a minimal basis set approximation prevented a successful 6-31G(d) FEARCF reaction dynamics trajectory...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Computational Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488115/redesign-of-antifungal-polyene-glycosylation-engineered-biosynthesis-of-disaccharide-modified-npp
#20
Hye-Jin Kim, Seung-Hoon Kang, Si-Sun Choi, Eung-Soo Kim
Polyene macrolides such as nystatin A1 and amphotericin B have been known to be potent antifungal antibiotics for several decades. Because the therapeutic application of polyenes is restricted by severe side effects such as nephrotoxicity, various chemical and biological studies to modify the polyene structure have been conducted to develop less-toxic polyene antifungals. A newly discovered nystatin-like polyene compound NPP was shown to contain an aglycone that was identical to nystatin but harbored a unique di-sugar moiety, mycosaminyl-N-acetyl-glucosamine, which led to higher solubility and reduced hemolytic toxicity...
May 9, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
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