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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927239/tubulins-rhythms-and-cell-walls-in-poplar-leaves-it-s-all-in-the-timing
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Scott A Harding, Hao Hu, Batbayar Nyamdari, Liang-Jiao Xue, Radnaa Naran, Chung-Jui Tsai
Plant cell walls exhibit architectural and compositional changes throughout their development and in response to external cues. While tubulins are involved in cell wall biogenesis, much remains unknown about the scope of their involvement during the orchestration of this resource-demanding process. A transgenic approach coupled with cell wall compositional analysis, RNA-seq and mining of publicly available diurnal gene expression data was used to assess the involvement of tubulins in poplar leaf cell wall biogenesis...
September 12, 2017: Tree Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926917/chemical-enzymatic-conversion-of-corncob-derived-xylose-to-furfuralcohol-by-the-tandem-catalysis-with-so4-2-sno2-kaoline-and-e-coli-cczu-t15-cells-in-toluene-water-media
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Yu-Cai He, Chun-Xia Jiang, Gang-Gang Chong, Jun-Hua Di, Yan-Fei Wu, Bing-Qian Wang, Xin-Xia Xue, Cui-Luan Ma
One-pot synthesis of furfuralcohol from corncob-derived xylose was attempted by the tandem catalysis with solid acid SO4(2-)/SnO2-kaoline and recombination Escherichia coli CCZU-T15 whole-cells in the toluene-water media. Using SO4(2-)/SnO2-kaoline (3.5wt%) as catalyst, the furfural yield of 74.3% was obtained from corncob-derived xylose in the toluene-water (1:2, v:v) containing 10mM OP-10 at 170°C for 30min. After furfural liquor was mixed with corncob-hydrolysate from the enzymatic hydrolysis of oxalic acid-pretreated corncob residue, furfural (50...
September 4, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926756/warfarin-inhibits-allosterically-the-reductive-nitrosylation-of-ferric-human-serum-heme-albumin
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Paolo Ascenzi, Alessio Bocedi, Magda Gioia, Gabriella Fanali, Mauro Fasano, Massimo Coletta
Human serum heme-albumin (HSA-heme-Fe) displays heme-based ligand binding and (pseudo-)enzymatic properties. Here, the effect of the prototypical drug warfarin on kinetics and thermodynamics of NO binding to ferric and ferrous HSA-heme-Fe (HSA-heme-Fe(III) and HSA-heme-Fe(II), respectively) and on the NO-mediated reductive nitrosylation of the heme-Fe atom is reported; data were obtained between pH5.5 and 9.5 at 20.0°C. Since warfarin is a common drug, its effect on the reactivity of HSA-heme-Fe represents a relevant issue in the pharmacological therapy management...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926712/pyrophosphate-release-in-the-protein-hiv-reverse-transcriptase
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Murat Atiş, Kenneth A Johnson, Ron Elber
Enzymatic reactions usually occur in several steps: A step of substrate binding to the surface of the protein, a step of protein re-organization around the substrate and conduction of a chemical reaction, and a step of product release. The release of inorganic phosphate - PPi - from the matrix of the protein HIV reverse transcriptase is investigated computationally. Atomically detailed simulations with explicit solvent are analyzed to obtain the free energy profile, mean first passage time, and detailed molecular mechanisms of PPi escape...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926703/effect-of-non-ionic-surfactants-on-dispersion-and-polar-interactions-in-the-adsorption-of-cellulases-onto-lignin
#5
Feng Jiang, Chen Qian, Alan R Esker, Maren Roman
Residual lignin in pretreated biomass impedes enzymatic hydrolysis. Non-ionic surfactants are known to enhance the enzymatic hydrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass but their mechanisms of action are incompletely understood. This study investigates the effect of a non-ionic surfactant, Tween 80, on the adsorption of cellulases onto model lignin substrates. Lignin substrates were prepared by spin coating of flat substrates with three different types of lignin: organosolv lignin, kraft lignin, and milled wood lignin...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926606/links-between-plant-and-fungal-diversity-in-habitat-fragments-of-coastal-shrubland
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Mia R Maltz, Kathleen K Treseder, Krista L McGuire
Habitat fragmentation is widespread across ecosystems, detrimentally affecting biodiversity. Although most habitat fragmentation studies have been conducted on macroscopic organisms, microbial communities and fungal processes may also be threatened by fragmentation. This study investigated whether fragmentation, and the effects of fragmentation on plants, altered fungal diversity and function within a fragmented shrubland in southern California. Using fluorimetric techniques, we assayed enzymes from plant litter collected from fragments of varying sizes to investigate enzymatic responses to fragmentation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926322/vitamin-d-status-serum-lipid-concentrations-and-vitamin-d-receptor-vdr-gene-polymorphisms-in-familial-mediterranean-fever
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Turan Turhan, Halef Okan Doğan, Nihal Boğdaycioğlu, Nilnur Eyerci, Ahmet Omma, İsmail Sari, Ahmet Yeşilyurt, Yaşar Karaaslan
Vitamin D (VitD) is critical for the regulation of inflammatory processes, and VitD deficiency has been linked to several chronic inflammatory disorders. We aimed to investigate the concentrations of serum 25(OH)D3, lipid parameters, and three known VDR polymorphisms (BsmI, FokI, and TaqI) in patients with Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF), an autosomal recessive autoinflammatory disease. The study included 123 FMF patients and 105 controls. A total of 38 patients were in acute attacks at the time of investigation...
September 18, 2017: Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926112/chronic-kidney-disease-and-vitamin-d-metabolism-in-human-bone-marrow-derived-mscs
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Shuanhu Zhou, Julie Glowacki
Vitamin D that is synthesized in the skin or is ingested undergoes sequential steps of metabolic activation via a cascade of cytochrome P450 enzymatic hydroxylations in the liver and kidney to produce 1α,25-dihydroxyvitamin D (1α,25(OH)2 D). There are many tissues that are able to synthesize 1α,25(OH)2 D, but the biological significance of extrarenal hydroxylases is unresolved. Human marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (marrow stromal cells, hMSCs) give rise to osteoblasts, and their differentiation is stimulated by 1α,25(OH)2 D...
August 2017: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926078/an-expedient-synthesis-of-flexible-nucleosides-via-a-regiocontrolled-enzymatic-glycosylation-of-functionalized-imidazoles
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S Vichier-Guerre, L Dugué, F Bonhomme, S Pochet
A versatile two-step synthesis of C4- and C5-arylated 2'-deoxyribosylimidazoles was elaborated using enzymatic N-transglycosylation followed by microwave-assisted Pd-catalysed arylation reactions. We report herein the reaction conditions that permit managing regioselectivity (N3 versus N1-isomers) in the enzymatic glycosylation of 4-iodoimidazole using the nucleoside N-deoxyribosyltransferase from L. leichmannii. Regiocontrolled glycosylation was also observed among several other imidazole derivatives studied, providing simple access to isomers not readily accessible by chemical routes...
September 19, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925972/improving-the-efficiency-of-new-automatic-dishwashing-detergent-formulation-by-addition-of-thermostable-lipase-protease-and-amylase
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Ashwini Naganthran, Malihe Masomian, Raja Noor Zaliha Raja Abd Rahman, Mohd Shukuri Mohamad Ali, Hisham Mohd Nooh
The use of T1 lipase in automatic dishwashing detergent (ADD) is well established, but efficiency in hard water is very low. A new enzymatic environmentally-friendly dishwashing was formulated to be efficient in both soft and hard water. Thermostable enzymes such as T1 lipase from Geobacillus strain T1, Rand protease from Bacillussubtilis strain Rand, and Maltogenic amylase from Geobacillus sp. SK70 were produced and evaluated for an automatic dishwashing detergent formulation. The components of the new ADD were optimized for compatibility with these three enzymes...
September 19, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925878/genistein-induces-alterations-of-epigenetic-modulatory-signatures-in-human-cervical-cancer-cells
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Madhumitha Kedhari Sundaram, Mohammad Zeeshan Ansari, Abdullah Al Mutery, Maryam Ashraf, Reem Nasab, Sheethal Rai, Naushad Rais, Arif Hussain
Introduction Epidemiological studies indicate that diet rich in fruits and vegetables are associated with decreased cancer risk thereby indicating that dietary polyphenols can be potential chemo-preventive agents. The reversible nature of epigenetic modifications makes them a favorable target for cancer prevention. Polyphenols have been shown to reverse aberrant epigenetic patterns by targeting the regulatory enzymes, DNA methyltransferases (DNMTs) and histone deacetylases (HDACs). In vitro and in silico studies of DNMTs and HDACs were planned to examine genistein's role as a natural epigenetic modifier in human cervical cancer cells, HeLa...
September 18, 2017: Anti-cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925872/abdominal-aorta-aneurysm-aaa-is-there-a-role-for-prevention-and-therapy-using-antioxidants
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Joël Pincemail, Jean-Olivier Defraigne, Audrey Courtois, Adelin Albert, Jean-Paul Cheramy-Bien, Natzi Sakalihasan
Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a degenerative disease that cause mortality in people aged > 65 years. Increased reactive oxygen species (ROS) and oxidative stress seems to play a pivotal role in AAA pathogenesis. Several sources of ROS have been identified in aortic tissues using experimental models: inflammation, increased activity of NAD(P)H or NOX, over-expression of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS), uncoupled endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS), platelets activation and iron release from hemoglobin...
September 18, 2017: Current Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925864/kinetic-characterization-of-anticarsia-gemmatalis-digestive-serine-proteases-and-the-inhibitory-effect-of-synthetic-peptides
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Adriana Patarroyo Vargas, Yaremis Meriño Cabrera, José Cola Zanuncio, Francelina Rocha, Wellington Garcia Campos, Maria Goreti de Almeida Oliveira
The kinetics of Anticarsia gemmatalis Hübner gut serine proteases with tripeptidyl substrates, and the enzymatic inhibition model using synthetic peptides Gor 3, Gor 4, and Gor 5 are described. The enzymes were purified on p-aminobenzamidine agarose affinity column in an FPLC system using electrophoresis with 12.5% polyacrylamide gel. Michaelis-Menten constants and the inhibition model were determined according to the Dixon methodology and Lineweaver-Burk's double reciprocal. The KM values and catalytic constants of peptide substrates show that A...
September 17, 2017: Protein and Peptide Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925723/expression-patterns-of-members-of-the-isocitrate-dehydrogenase-gene-family-in-murine-inner-ear
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Y-R Kim, K-H Kim, S Lee, S-K Oh, J-W Park, K-Y Lee, J-I Baek, U-K Kim
Age-related hearing loss (ARHL) is characterized by an age-dependent decline of auditory function characterized by with loss of sensory hair cells, spiral ganglion neurons, and stria vascularis (SV) cells in the cochlea of the inner ear. Aging and age-related diseases result from accumulated oxidative damage caused by reactive oxygen species (ROS) generated by mitochondria. The isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH) family includes three enzymes in human cells: IDH1, IDH2, and IDH3. Although all three enzymes catalyze the same enzymatic reaction, that is, oxidative decarboxylation of isocitrate to produce α-ketoglutarate, each IDH enzyme has unique features...
September 19, 2017: Biotechnic & Histochemistry: Official Publication of the Biological Stain Commission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925507/-epigallocatechin-3-gallate-and-ezh2-inhibitor-gsk343-have-similar-inhibitory-effects-and-mechanisms-of-action-on-colorectal-cancer-cells
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Le Ying, Feng Yan, Bryan R G Williams, Ping Xu, Xin Li, Yueling Zhao, Yiqun Hu, Yuefei Wang, Dakang Xu, Jing Dai
Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) is a type of catechin. It exhibits excellent antioxidant effects and anti-tumor activities for cancer chemoprevention. The mechanism of anti-tumor effects of EGCG on different cancers has been studied for the past few decades, but remains controversial. To investigate the potential role that EGCG may play in the epigenetic regulation of colorectal cancer (CRC) cell line, we integrated bioinformatics analysis with experimental validation. We found that levels of the enhancer of zeste homolog 2 (EZH2) were significantly higher in CRC tissues compared to normal adjacent tissues, based on the Genomic Data Commons (GDC) data portal...
September 19, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925474/mitochondrial-protein-ucp1-mediates-liver-injury-induced-by-lps-through-ekr-signaling-pathway
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P Liu, J Yang, Z-Y Chen, P Zhang, G-J Shi
OBJECTIVE: Mitochondria are abundant in liver. The roles of mitochondrial protein in liver injury and related signaling pathways are still unclear. UCP1 is a novel mitochondrial transmembrane protein. Its expression pattern and function in liver still needs further investigation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A mouse model of liver injury was established by the treatment of LPS. UCP1 expression in the liver tissue was detected by Western blot and qRT-PCR. ERK signaling activity was tested by enzymatic activity kit...
August 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924980/biosynthetic-machinery-of-diterpene-pleuromutilin-isolated-from-basidiomycete-fungi
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Momoka Yamane, Atsushi Minami, Chengwei Liu, Taro Ozaki, Ichiro Takeuchi, Tae Tsukagoshi, Tetsuo Tokiwano, Katsuya Gomi, Hideaki Oikawa
The diterpene pleuromutilin is a ribosome-targeting antibiotic isolated from basidiomycete fungi, such as Clitopilus pseudo-pinsitus. Here, we report the functional characterization of all biosynthetic enzymes, involved in pleuromutilin biosynthesis, and propose a biosynthetic pathway. In vitro enzymatic reactions and mutational analysis revealed that a labdane-related diterpene synthase, Ple3, catalyzes two rounds of cyclization from geranylgeranyl diphosphate to premutilin possessing a characteristic 5-6-8-tricyclic carbon skeleton...
September 19, 2017: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924827/dual-contrast-ct-method-enables-diagnostics-of-cartilage-injuries-and-degeneration-using-a-single-ct-image
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Annina E A Saukko, Juuso T J Honkanen, Wujun Xu, Sami P Väänänen, Jukka S Jurvelin, Vesa-Pekka Lehto, Juha Töyräs
Cartilage injuries may be detected using contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CECT) by observing variations in distribution of anionic contrast agent within cartilage. Currently, clinical CECT enables detection of injuries and related post-traumatic degeneration based on two subsequent CT scans. The first scan allows segmentation of articular surfaces and lesions while the latter scan allows evaluation of tissue properties. Segmentation of articular surfaces from the latter scan is difficult since the contrast agent diffusion diminishes the image contrast at surfaces...
September 18, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924743/a-physiologically-based-pharmacokinetic-model-for-pregnant-women-to-predict-the-pharmacokinetics-of-drugs-metabolized-via-several-enzymatic-pathways
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André Dallmann, Ibrahim Ince, Katrin Coboeken, Thomas Eissing, Georg Hempel
BACKGROUND: Physiologically based pharmacokinetic modeling is considered a valuable tool for predicting pharmacokinetic changes in pregnancy to subsequently guide in-vivo pharmacokinetic trials in pregnant women. The objective of this study was to extend and verify a previously developed physiologically based pharmacokinetic model for pregnant women for the prediction of pharmacokinetics of drugs metabolized via several cytochrome P450 enzymes. METHODS: Quantitative information on gestation-specific changes in enzyme activity available in the literature was incorporated in a pregnancy physiologically based pharmacokinetic model and the pharmacokinetics of eight drugs metabolized via one or multiple cytochrome P450 enzymes was predicted...
September 18, 2017: Clinical Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924722/evaluation-of-heme-oxygenase-1-ho-1-in-cd-and-ni-induced-cytotoxicity-and-crosstalk-with-ros-quenching-enzymes-in-two-to-four-leaf-stage-seedlings-of-vigna-radiata
#20
Lovely Mahawar, Rajesh Kumar, Gyan Singh Shekhawat
Research on heme oxygenase in plants has received consideration in recent years due to its several roles in development, defense, and metabolism during various environmental stresses. In the current investigation, the role of heme oxygenase (HO) 1 was evaluated in reducing heavy metal (Cd and Ni) uptake and alleviating Cd and Ni toxicity effects in the hydroponically grown seedlings of Vigna radiata var. PDM 54. Seedlings were subjected to Cd- and Ni-induced oxidative stress independently at different concentrations ranging from 10 to 100 μM...
September 18, 2017: Protoplasma
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