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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743105/statistical-interactions-from-a-growth-curve-perspective
#1
Sean M Devlin, Jaya M Satagopan
Logistic regression is widely used to evaluate the association between risk factors and a binary outcome. The logistic curve is symmetric around its point of inflection. Alternative families of curves, such as the additive Gompertz or Guerrero-Johnson models, have been proposed in various scenarios due to their asymmetry: disease risk may initially increase rapidly and be followed by a longer period where the rate of growth slowly decreases. When modeling binary outcomes in relation to risk factors, an additive logistic model may not provide a good fit to the data...
July 26, 2017: Human Heredity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743087/quinoline-containing-acetyl-hydrazone-an-easily-accessible-switch-on-optical-chemosensor-for-zn-2
#2
Wei-Na Wu, Pan-Dong Mao, Yuan Wang, Xiao-Lei Zhao, Zhou-Qing Xu, Zhi-Hong Xu, Yuan Xue
A simple chemosensor, namely, N-((quinolin-8-yl)methylene)acetohydrazide (1) was synthesized and used as an off-on fluorescence sensor, which exhibits high selectivity toward Zn(2+) in aqueous media. The probe has large Stokes shift of >200nm, and its detection limit for Zn(2+) is 89.3nM. The binding process was confirmed through UV-vis absorption analysis, fluorescence measurements, mass spectroscopy study, (1)H NMR spectra and density functional theory calculation. The crystal structures of Zn(2+), Ni(2+), and Cu(2+) complexes based on 1 were determined through X-ray crystallographic analysis...
July 17, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743056/apigenin-attenuates-isoflurane-induced-cognitive-dysfunction-via-epigenetic-regulation-and-neuroinflammation-in-aged-rats
#3
Lin Chen, Wenji Xie, Wenqin Xie, Weiqiang Zhuang, Changcheng Jiang, Naizhen Liu
PURPOSE OF THE RESEARCH: Post operational cognitive dysfunction (POCD) occurs in patients after anesthesia and surgery. Abnormal histone acetylation and neuroinflammation are key factors in the pathogenesis of cognitive impairment. Apigenin not only has an anti-inflammatory activity but also modifies histone acetylation. We aimed to investigate whether apigenin can attenuate isoflurane exposure-induced cognitive decline by regulating histone acetylation and inflammatory signaling. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Spatial learning and memory were assessed by Morris water maze test...
July 6, 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741930/n-terminal-acetylation-preserves-%C3%AE-synuclein-from-oligomerization-by-blocking-intermolecular-hydrogen-bonds
#4
Bing Bu, Xin Tong, Dechang Li, Yachong Hu, Wangxiao He, Chunyu Zhao, Rui Hu, Xiaoqing Li, Yongping Shao, Cong Liu, Qing Zhao, Baohua Ji, Jiajie Diao
The abnormal aggregation of α-synuclein (α-Syn) is closely associated with Parkinson's diseases. Different post-translational modifications of α-Syn have been identified and contribute distinctly in α-Syn aggregation and cytotoxicity. Recently, α-Syn was reported to be N-terminally acetylated in cell, yet the functional implication of this modification, especially in α-Syn oligomerization remains unclear. By using a solid-state nanopore system, we found that N-terminal acetylation can significantly decrease α-Syn oligomerization...
July 25, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741319/key-genes-of-the-sex-pheromone-biosynthesis-pathway-in-female-moths-are-required-for-pheromone-quality-and-possibly-mediate-olfactory-plasticity-in-conspecific-male-moths-in-spodoptera-litura
#5
X Lin, B Wang, Y Du
Ninety sex pheromone biosynthesis genes in Spodoptera litura were identified in transcriptome data and were investigated and classified into the following five groups: fatty acid synthase, beta oxidase, fatty acyl-coenzyme A (CoA) reductase, desaturase and acetyl-CoA acetyltransferase. Fourteen female-specific genes were identified through semi-quantitative PCR, and 15 additional genes had expression levels that were 3- to 10-fold higher in females than in males. The majority of the genes had higher expression levels in the sex pheromone glands...
July 24, 2017: Insect Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741290/biochemical-characterization-of-lysine-acetylation-of-tyrosyl-trna-synthetase-in-escherichia-coli
#6
Sumana Venkat, Caroline Gregory, Qinglei Gan, Chenguang Fan
Aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases (AARSs) play essential roles in protein synthesis. As a member of the AARS family, the tyrosyl-tRNA synthetase (TyrRS) in Escherichia coli has been shown to be acetylated at multiple lysine residues by proteomic studies. However, these putative acetylation targets have not been biochemically characterized yet. In this study, we applied the genetic code expansion strategy to site-specifically incorporate Nε-acetyl-L-lysine into selected positions of TyrRS for in vitro characterization...
July 24, 2017: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741224/comparative-analysis-of-histone-modifications-and-dna-methylation-at-osbz8-locus-under-salinity-stress-in-ir64-and-nonabokra-rice-varieties
#7
Amit Paul, Pratiti Dasgupta, Dipan Roy, Shubho Chaudhuri
Rice being an important cereal crop is highly sensitive to salinity stress causing growth retardation and loss in productivity. However, certain rice genotypes like Nonabokra and Pokkali show a high level of tolerance towards salinity stress compared to IR64 variety. This differential response of tolerant varieties towards salinity stress may be a cumulative effect of genetic and epigenetic factors. In this study, we have compared the salinity-induced changes in chromatin modifications at the OsBZ8 locus in salt-tolerant Nonabokra and salt-sensitive IR64 rice varieties...
July 24, 2017: Plant Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741151/probiotic-characteristics-of-lactobacillus-curvatus-dn317-a-strain-isolated-from-chicken-ceca
#8
Mohamed Zommiti, Nathalie Connil, Jeannette Ben Hamida, Mounir Ferchichi
The probiotic characteristics of Lactobacillus curvatus DN317, a strain isolated from chicken ceca, were evaluated. This strain was selected for study from the isolated Lactobacillus strains because it has specific anti-microbial activity against Campylobacter jejuni ATCC 33560, Camp. jejuni NCTC 11168, Listeria monocytogenes ATCC 7644, and Bacillus subtilis ATCC 8633. Lact. curvatus DN317 showed an auto-aggregation percentage of 72% and presented the highest co-aggregation with Lact. monocytogenes ATCC 7644 (68%) compared to B...
July 24, 2017: Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740608/gne-886-a-potent-and-selective-inhibitor-of-the-cat-eye-syndrome-chromosome-region-candidate-2-bromodomain-cecr2
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Terry D Crawford, James E Audia, Steve Bellon, Daniel J Burdick, Archana Bommi-Reddy, Alexandre Côté, Richard T Cummings, Martin Duplessis, E Megan Flynn, Michael Hewitt, Hon-Ren Huang, Hariharan Jayaram, Ying Jiang, Shivangi Joshi, James R Kiefer, Jeremy Murray, Christopher G Nasveschuk, Arianne Neiss, Eneida Pardo, F Anthony Romero, Peter Sandy, Robert J Sims, Yong Tang, Alexander M Taylor, Vickie Tsui, Jian Wang, Shumei Wang, Yongyun Wang, Zhaowu Xu, Laura Zawadzke, Xiaoqin Zhu, Brian K Albrecht, Steven R Magnuson, Andrea G Cochran
The biological function of bromodomains, epigenetic readers of acetylated lysine residues, remains largely unknown. Herein we report our efforts to discover a potent and selective inhibitor of the bromodomain of cat eye syndrome chromosome region candidate 2 (CECR2). Screening of our internal medicinal chemistry collection led to the identification of a pyrrolopyridone chemical lead, and subsequent structure-based drug design led to a potent and selective CECR2 bromodomain inhibitor (GNE-886) suitable for use as an in vitro tool compound...
July 13, 2017: ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740501/hac1-and-haf1-histone-acetyltransferases-have-different-roles-in-uv-b-responses-in-arabidopsis
#10
Julieta P Fina, Fiorella Masotti, Sebastián P Rius, Franco Crevacuore, Paula Casati
Arabidopsis has 12 histone acetyltransferases grouped in four families: the GNAT/HAG, the MYST/HAM, the p300/CBP/HAC and the TAFII250/HAF families. We previously showed that ham1 and ham2 mutants accumulated higher damaged DNA after UV-B exposure than WT plants. In contrast, hag3 RNA interference transgenic plants showed less DNA damage and lower inhibition of plant growth by UV-B, and increased levels of UV-B-absorbing compounds. These results demonstrated that HAM1, HAM2, and HAG3 participate in UV-B-induced DNA damage repair and signaling...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739824/epigenetic-mechanisms-regulate-innate-immunity-against-uropathogenic-and-commensal-like-escherichia-coli-in-the-surrogate-insect-model-galleria-mellonella
#11
Miriam Heitmueller, André Billion, Ulrich Dobrindt, Andreas Vilcinskas, Krishnendu Mukherjee
Innate immunity-related genes in humans are activated during urinary tract infections (UTIs) caused by pathogenic strains of Escherichia coli but are suppressed by commensals. Epigenetic mechanisms play a pivotal role in the regulation of gene expression in response to environmental stimuli. To determine whether epigenetic mechanisms can explain the different behaviors of pathogenic and commensal bacteria, we infected larvae of the greater wax moth Galleria mellonella, a widely-used model insect host, with a uropathogenic E...
July 24, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739820/efficient-plastid-transformation-in-arabidopsis
#12
Qiguo Yu, Kerry Ann Lutz, Pal Maliga
Plastid transformation is routine in tobacco, but 100-fold less frequent in Arabidopsis, preventing its use in plastid biology. A recent study revealed that null mutations in ACC2, encoding a plastid-targeted acetyl-CoA-carboxylase, cause hypersensitivity to spectinomycin. We hypothesized that plastid transformation efficiency should increase in the acc2 background, because when ACC2 is absent, fatty acid biosynthesis becomes dependent on translation of the plastid-encoded ACC β-Carboxylase subunit. We bombarded ACC2-defective Arabidopsis leaves with a vector carrying a selectable spectinomycin resistance (aadA) gene and gfp, encoding the green fluorescence protein GFP...
July 24, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739695/synergistic-effects-of-arsenite-on-radiosensitization-of-glioblastoma-cells
#13
Yasuharu Ninomiya, Dong Yu, Emiko Sekine-Suzuki, Tetsuo Nakajima
BACKGROUND/AIM: Glioblastoma is a frequent type of brain tumor and is radioresistant. Arsenite, which crosses the blood-brain barrier, shows synergistic effects with radiation in vitro and in vivo. The mechanism remains unclear. MATERIALS AND METHODS: As synergistic radiosensitization has been reported in p53-deficient cancer cells, radiosensitization was evaluated using the glioblastoma cell line, U87MG-E6, which harbors inactivated p53, in comparison with the cell line, HCT116 p53 (-/-)...
August 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739661/histone-acetylation-not-stoichiometry-regulates-linker-histone-binding-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
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Mackenzie B D Lawrence, Nicolas Coutin, Jennifer K Choi, Benjamin J E Martin, Nicholas A T Irwin, Barry Young, Christopher Loewen, LeAnn J Howe
Linker histones play a fundamental role in shaping chromatin structure, but how their interaction with chromatin is regulated is not well understood. In this study, we used a combination of genetic and genomic approaches to explore the regulation of linker histone binding in the yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae We found that increased expression of Hho1, the yeast linker histone, resulted in a severe growth defect, despite only subtle changes in chromatin structure. Further, this growth defect was rescued by mutations that increase histone acetylation...
July 24, 2017: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738267/gram-scale-synthesis-of-a-type-2-and-b-type-2-blood-group-tetrasaccharides-through-1-6-anhydro-n-acetyl-%C3%AE-d-glucosamine
#15
Tatiana V Tyrtysh, Elena Yu Korchagina, Ivan M Ryzhov, Nicolai V Bovin
Gram scale synthesis of A (type 2) and B (type 2) tetrasaccharides in the form of 3-aminopropyl glycosides is proposed starting from 3-O-benzoyl-1,6-anhydro-N-acetylglucosamine. Its galactosylation followed by re-protection gave lactosamine derivative with single free 2'-OH group in total yield 75%. Standard fucosylation and next run of re-protection in total yield 88% gave a trisaccharide Fuc-Gal-anhydroGlcNAc with single free 3'-OH group. Its standard α-galactosylation gave protected B (type 2) tetrasaccharide...
June 27, 2017: Carbohydrate Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737944/in-situ-generated-glycinyl-chloroaminals-for-a-one-pot-synthesis-of-non-proteinogenic-%C3%AE-amino-esters
#16
Shyam S Samanta, Stephane P Roche
An acetyl chloride-mediated cascade transformation involving a primary carbamate, ethyl glyoxylate and various types of nucleophiles is reported for the synthesis of orthogonally protected α-amino esters. These reactions proceeded rapidly to afford the pivotal α-chloroglycine intermediate in excellent yields which can be directly functionalized in situ with various types of nucleophiles. A mild and unique AcOH(cat.)/AcCl system was found to promote an autocatalytic-like condensation and facilitate the multicomponent assembly of non-proteinogenic α-amino esters...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737906/role-of-the-protein-dimeric-interface-in-allosteric-inhibition-of-n-acetyl-aspartate-hydrolysis-by-human-aspartoacylase
#17
Ekaterina D Kots, Sofya V Lushchekina, Sergey D Varfolomeev, Alexander V Nemukhin
The results of molecular modeling suggest a mechanism of allosteric inhibition upon hydrolysis of N-acetyl-aspartate (NAA), one of the most abundant amino acid derivatives in brain, by human aspartoacylase (hAsp). Details of this reaction are important to suggest the practical ways to control the enzyme activity. Search for allosteric sites using the Allosite web server and SiteMap analysis allowed us to identify substrate binding pockets located at the interface between the subunits of the hAsp dimer molecule...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737762/mechanism-of-host-substrate-acetylation-by-a-yopj-family-effector
#18
Zhi-Min Zhang, Ka-Wai Ma, Linfeng Gao, Zhenquan Hu, Simon Schwizer, Wenbo Ma, Jikui Song
The Yersinia outer protein J (YopJ) family of bacterial effectors depends on a novel acetyltransferase domain to acetylate signalling proteins from plant and animal hosts. However, the underlying mechanism is unclear. Here, we report the crystal structures of PopP2, a YopJ effector produced by the plant pathogen Ralstonia solanacearum, in complex with inositol hexaphosphate (InsP6), acetyl-coenzyme A (AcCoA) and/or substrate Resistance to Ralstonia solanacearum 1 (RRS1-R)WRKY. PopP2 recognizes the WRKYGQK motif of RRS1-RWRKY to position a targeted lysine in the active site for acetylation...
July 24, 2017: Nature Plants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737745/electromagnetized-gold-nanoparticles-mediate-direct-lineage-reprogramming-into-induced-dopamine-neurons-in-vivo-for-parkinson-s-disease-therapy
#19
Junsang Yoo, Euiyeon Lee, Hee Young Kim, Dong-Ho Youn, Junghyun Jung, Hongwon Kim, Yujung Chang, Wonwoong Lee, Jaein Shin, Soonbong Baek, Wonhee Jang, Won Jun, Soochan Kim, Jongki Hong, Hi-Joon Park, Christopher J Lengner, Sang Hyun Moh, Youngeun Kwon, Jongpil Kim
Electromagnetic fields (EMF) are physical energy fields generated by electrically charged objects, and specific ranges of EMF can influence numerous biological processes, which include the control of cell fate and plasticity. In this study, we show that electromagnetized gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) in the presence of specific EMF conditions facilitate an efficient direct lineage reprogramming to induced dopamine neurons in vitro and in vivo. Remarkably, electromagnetic stimulation leads to a specific activation of the histone acetyltransferase Brd2, which results in histone H3K27 acetylation and a robust activation of neuron-specific genes...
July 17, 2017: Nature Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737376/insight-into-c-di-gmp-regulation-in-anammox-aggregation-in-response-to-alternating-feed-loadings
#20
Yongzhao Guo, Sitong Liu, Xi Tang, Chao Wang, Zhao Niu, Ying Feng
Substrate concentrations generally fluctuate in wastewaters. However, how anammox biomass behaves to overcome the stress of alternating feed loadings remains unclear. Here, we combined long-term reactor operation, batch tests, 16S rRNA transcript sequencing, and metabolomics analysis to investigate the aggregation of anammox biomass under the regulation of c-di-GMP, a key second messenger, in response to alternating feed loadings. We demonstrated that the aggregation process was significantly faster under alternating loadings and was significantly correlated with higher levels of c-di-GMP and extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) production...
July 24, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
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