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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28823136/identification-of-polymorphisms-in-mitf-and-dct-genes-and-their-associations-with-plumage-colors-in-asian-duck-breeds
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Hasina Sultana, Dongwon Seo, Nu-Ri Choi, Md Shamsul Alam Bhuiyan, Seung Hwan Lee, Kang Nyeong Heo, Jun Heon Lee
Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of the MITF and DCT genes on plumage coloration in Asian native duck breeds. MITF encodes a protein for microphthalmia-associated transcription factor, which regulates the development and function of melanocytes for pigmentation of skin, hair, and eyes. Among the tyrosinase-related family genes, dopachrome tautomerase (DCT) is a pigment cell-specific gene that plays important roles in the melanin synthesis pathway and the expression of skin, feather, and retina color...
August 16, 2017: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821733/three-recombinantly-expressed-apple-tyrosinases-suggest-the-amino-acids-responsible-for-mono-versus-diphenolase-activity-in-plant-polyphenol-oxidases
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Ioannis Kampatsikas, Aleksandar Bijelic, Matthias Pretzler, Annette Rompel
Tyrosinases and catechol oxidases belong to the polyphenol oxidase (PPO) enzyme family, which is mainly responsible for the browning of fruits. Three cDNAs encoding PPO pro-enzymes have been cloned from leaves of Malus domestica (apple, MdPPO). The three pro-enzymes MdPPO1-3 were heterologously expressed in E. coli yielding substantial amounts of protein and have been characterized with regard to their optimum of activity resulting from SDS, acidic and proteolytic activation. Significant differences were found in the kinetic characterization of MdPPO1-3 when applying different mono- and diphenolic substrates...
August 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811978/development-and-characterization-of-naive-single-type-tumor-antigen-specific-cd8-t-lymphocytes-from-murine-pluripotent-stem-cells
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Fengyang Lei, Mohammad Haque, Praneet Sandhu, Swetha Ravi, Jianyong Song, Bing Ni, Songguo Zheng, Deyu Fang, Hongyan Jia, Jin-Ming Yang, Jianxun Song
Optimal approaches to differentiate tumor antigen-specific cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) from pluripotent stem cells (PSCs) remain elusive. In the current study, we showed that combination of in vitro priming through Notch ligands and in vivo development facilitated the generation of tumor Ag-specific CTLs that effectively inhibited tumor growth. We co-cultured the murine induced PSCs (iPSCs) genetically modified with tyrosinase-related protein 2 (TRP2)-specific T cell receptors with OP9 cell line expressing both Notch ligands Delta-like 1 and 4 (OP9-DL1/DL4) for a week before adoptively transferred into recipient C67BL/6 mice...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811486/detecting-human-melanoma-cell-re-differentiation-following-braf-or-heat-shock-protein-90-inhibition-using-photoacoustic-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Anant Shah, Teresa Delgado-Goni, Teresa Casals Galobart, Slawomir Wantuch, Yann Jamin, Martin O Leach, Simon P Robinson, Jeffrey Bamber, Mounia Beloueche-Babari
Targeted therapies specific to the BRAF-MEK-ERK signaling pathway have shown great promise in the treatment of malignant melanoma in the last few years, with these drugs now commonly used in clinic. Melanoma cells treated using these agents are known to exhibit increased levels of melanin pigment and tyrosinase activity. In this study we assessed the potential of non-invasive imaging approaches (photoacoustic imaging (PAI) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)) to detect melanin induction in SKMEL28 human melanoma cells, following inhibition of Hsp90 and BRAF signaling using 17-AAG and vemurafenib, respectively...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806668/combination-of-electrochemical-biosensor-and-textile-threads-a-microfluidic-device-for-phenol-determination-in-tap-water
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F R Caetano, E A Carneiro, D Agustini, L C S Figueiredo-Filho, C E Banks, M F Bergamini, L H Marcolino-Junior
Microfluidic devices constructed using low cost materials presents as alternative for conventional flow analysis systems because they provide advantages as low consumption of reagents and samples, high speed of analysis, possibility of portability and the easiness of construction and maintenance. Herein, is described for the first time the use of an electrochemical biosensor for phenol detection combined with a very simple and efficient microfluidic device based on commercial textile threads. Taking advantages of capillary phenomena and gravity forces, the solution transportation is promoted without any external forces or injection pump...
July 29, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804723/ethosomes-of-phenylethyl-resorcinol-as-vesicular-delivery-system-for-skin-lightening-applications
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Tunyaluk Limsuwan, Prapaporn Boonme, Pasarat Khongkow, Thanaporn Amnuaikit
Ethosome formulations containing phenylethyl resorcinol (PR) were developed. The formulation was produced from 0.5% w/v PR, 0.5% w/v cholesterol from lanolin, 3% w/v L-α-phosphatidylcholine from soybean, 30% v/v absolute ethanol, and water up to 100% v/v. It was characterized by a vesicular size of 389 nm, low polydispersity index of 0.266, zeta potential of -34.19 ± 0.44 mV, high PR entrapment efficiency of 71%, and good stability on storage at 4 and 30°C at 75% RH for 4 months. In vitro studies using pig skin revealed that permeation coefficient of PR from ethosomes was significantly higher than that from liposomes...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802002/congenital-neurocristic-cutaneous-hamartoma-with-poliosis-a-case-report
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Lauren M Wilson, Knox J Beasley, Timothy C Sorrells, Viviana V Johnson
Neurocristic Cutaneous Hamartomas (NCH) are rare, pigmented skin lesions derived from the abnormal migration of neural crest cells. 1 2 We report the case of a 57-year-old female with a congenital localized area of poliosis and underlying pigmented patch on her scalp. Analysis of two punch biopsies yielded features consistent with NCH. Histopathology revealed schwannian-differentiated spindle cells and melanocytic components in the dermis. The spindle cells stained positively with S-100 and the stroma showed a prominent CD34 stain...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800260/study-of-response-of-swiss-webster-mice-to-light-subunit-of-mushroom-tyrosinase
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W T Ismaya, A Efthyani, D S Retnoningrum, X Lai, B W Dijkstra, R R Tjandrawinata, H Rachmawati
The light subunit of mushroom, Agaricus bisporus, tyrosinase (LSMT), has been identified as an extrinsic component of the enzyme. Its function is unknown, but it can cross an epithelial cell layer, which suggests that it can be absorbed by the intestine. A similar capability has been demonstrated for the HA-33 component of the progenitor toxin from Clostridium botulinum, which is the closest structural homolog of LSMT. Unlike HA-33, LSMT appears to be non-immunogenic as shown by preliminary tests in Swiss Webster mice...
August 11, 2017: Biotechnic & Histochemistry: Official Publication of the Biological Stain Commission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797651/biological-effects-and-chemical-characterization-of-iris-schachtii-markgr-extracts-a-new-source-of-bioactive-constituents
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Andrei Mocan, Gokhan Zengin, Adriano Mollica, Ahmet Uysal, Erdogan Gunes, Gianina Crișan, Abdurrahman Aktumsek
This study gathers information about the effects of different extracts (methanol and water) from rhizomes and aerial parts of Iris schachtii on selected enzymes (cholinesterases, alpha-amylase and alpha-glucosidase, tyrosinase and lipase) as well as on their antioxidant capacities and antimutagenic properties in relation with their phenolic composition. The chemical composition was assessed by determining total phenolic and flavonoid content as well as individual phenolic compounds by HPLC-DAD. Moreover, antioxidant abilities of the investigated extracts were tested by using different assays including free radical scavenging (DPPH and ABTS), reducing power (CUPRAC and FRAP), phosphomolybdenum and metal chelating, overall rhizomes being indicated as a superior source of antioxidant compounds...
August 7, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793915/the-functional-property-of-royal-jelly-10-hydroxy-2-decenoic-acid-as-a-melanogenesis-inhibitor
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Chi-Chung Peng, Hui-Tzu Sun, I-Ping Lin, Ping-Chung Kuo, Jen-Chieh Li
BACKGROUND: It has been reported that royal jelly would reduce melanin synthesis and inhibit the expression of melanogensis related proteins and genes. In this study, we evaluate the anti-melanogenic and depigmenting activity of 10-hydroxy-2-decenoic acid (10-HDA) from royal jelly of Apis mellifera. METHODS: In this study, we assesses the 10-HDA whitening activity in comparison with the changes in the intracellular tyrosinase activity, melanin content and melanin production related protein levles in B16F1 melanoma cells after treating with 10-HDA...
August 9, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792903/hydrocalumite-thin-films-for-polyphenol-biosensor-elaboration
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A Soussou, I Gammoudi, A Kalboussi, C Grauby-Heywang, T Cohen-Bouhacina, Z M Baccar
Hybrid thin films based on Hydrocalumite (Ca2AlCl layered double hydroxide LDH) and tyrosinase enzyme have been used for the elaboration of a high sensitive amperometric biosensor detecting polyphenols extracted from green tea. Structural properties of LDH nanomaterials were characterized by X-ray powder diffraction and Infra-Red spectroscopy, confirming its crystalline phase and chemical composition. Ca2AlCl-LDHs-thin films were deposited by spin-coating, and studied by Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) to obtain information about the surface morphology of this host matrix before and after enzyme's immobilization...
August 7, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782724/zwitterionic-sulfobetaine-polymer-immobilized-surface-by-simple-tyrosinase-mediated-grafting-for-enhanced-antifouling-property
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Ho Joon Kwon, Yunki Lee, Le Thi Phuong, Gyeung Mi Seon, Eunsuk Kim, Jong Chul Park, Hyunjin Yoon, Ki Dong Park
Introducing antifouling property to biomaterial surfaces has been considered an effective method for preventing the failure of implanted devices. In order to achieve this, the immobilization of zwitterions on biomaterial surfaces has been proven to be an excellent way of improving anti-adhesive potency. In this study, poly(sulfobetaine-co-tyramine), a tyramine-conjugated sulfobetaine polymer, was synthesized and simply grafted onto the surface of polyurethane via a tyrosinase-mediated reaction. Surface characterization by water contact angle measurements, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and atomic force microscopy demonstrated that the zwitterionic polymer was successfully introduced onto the surface of polyurethane and remained stable for 7days...
August 4, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780757/quinoxaline-dopamine-and-amino-acid-derived-metabolites-from-the-edible-insect-protaetia-brevitarsis-seulensis
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JungIn Lee, In Hyun Hwang, Jang Hoon Kim, Mi-Ae Kim, Jae Sam Hwang, Young Ho Kim, MinKyun Na
Edible insects have been reported to produce metabolites showing various pharmacological activities, recently emerging as rich sources of health functional food. In particular, the larvae of Protaetia brevitarsis seulensis (Kolbe) have been used as traditional Korean medicines for treating diverse diseases, such as breast cancer, inflammatory disease, hepatic cancer, liver cirrhosis, and hepatitis. However, only few chemical investigations were reported on the insect larvae. Therefore, the aim of this study was to discover and identify biologically active chemical components of the larvae of P...
August 5, 2017: Archives of Pharmacal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777813/the-integrated-analysis-of-rna-seq-and-microrna-seq-depicts-mirna-mrna-networks-involved-in-japanese-flounder-paralichthys-olivaceus-albinism
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Na Wang, Ruoqing Wang, Renkai Wang, Yongsheng Tian, Changwei Shao, Xiaodong Jia, Songlin Chen
Albinism, a phenomenon characterized by pigmentation deficiency on the ocular side of Japanese flounder (Paralichthys olivaceus), has caused significant damage. Limited mRNA and microRNA (miRNA) information is available on fish pigmentation deficiency. In this study, a high-throughput sequencing strategy was employed to identify the mRNA and miRNAs involved in P. olivaceus albinism. Based on P. olivaceus genome, RNA-seq identified 21,787 know genes and 711 new genes by transcripts assembly. Of those, 235 genes exhibited significantly different expression pattern (fold change ≥2 or ≤0...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777326/upregulation-of-melanogenesis-and-tyrosinase-activity-potential-agents-for-vitiligo
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Chao Niu, Haji A Aisa
Melanin, the compound primarily responsible in humans for hair, eye and skin pigmentation, is produced by melanocytes through a complicated process called melanogenesis that is catalyzed by tyrosinase and other tyrosinase-related proteins. The abnormal loss of melanin causes dermatological problems such as vitiligo. Hence the regulation of melanogenesis and tyrosinase activity is very important for treating hypopigmentary disorders. Many melanogenesis stimulators have been discovered during the past decade...
August 4, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777094/in-crystallo-activity-tests-with-latent-apple-tyrosinase-and-two-mutants-reveal-the-importance-of-the-mutated-sites-for-polyphenol-oxidase-activity
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Ioannis Kampatsikas, Aleksandar Bijelic, Matthias Pretzler, Annette Rompel
Tyrosinases are type 3 copper enzymes that belong to the polyphenol oxidase (PPO) family and are able to catalyze both the ortho-hydroxylation of monophenols and their subsequent oxidation to o-quinones, which are precursors for the biosynthesis of colouring substances such as melanin. The first plant pro-tyrosinase from Malus domestica (MdPPO1) was recombinantly expressed in its latent form (56.4 kDa) and mutated at four positions around the catalytic pocket which are believed to influence the activity of the enzyme...
August 1, 2017: Acta Crystallographica. Section F, Structural Biology Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774590/human-adipose-mesenchymal-cells-inhibit-melanocyte-differentiation-and-the-pigmentation-of-human-skin-via-increased-expression-of-tgf-%C3%AE-1
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Agnes S Klar, Thomas Biedermann, Katarzyna Michalak, Teresa Michalczyk, Claudia Meuli-Simmen, Arnaud Scherberich, Martin Meuli, Ernst Reichmann
There is accumulating evidence that interactions between epidermal melanocytes and stromal cells play an important role in the regulation of skin pigmentation. In this study we established a pigmented dermo-epidermal skin model (melDESS) of human origin to investigate the effects of distinct stromal cells on melanogenesis. melDESS is a complex, clinically relevant skin equivalent composed of an epidermis containing both melanocytes and keratinocytes. Its dermal compartment consisted either of adipose tissue-derived stromal cells (ASC), dermal fibroblasts, or a mixture of both cell types...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762492/purification-of-recombinant-human-tyrosinase-from-insect-larvae-infected-with-the-baculovirus-vector
#18
Monika B Dolinska, Paul T Wingfield, Yuri V Sergeev
The purification of an enzyme from insect larvae infected with a baculovirus vector is described. The enzyme tyrosinase is of biomedical importance and catalyzes the first rate-limiting steps in melanin production. Tyrosinase mutations can result in oculocutaneous albinism type 1 (OCA1), an inherited eye disease associated with decreased melanin pigment production and vision defects. To simplify expression and subsequent purification, the extracellular domain is expressed in insect cells, produced in Trichoplusia ni larvae, and purified using affinity and size-exclusion chromatography...
August 1, 2017: Current Protocols in Protein Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761178/heterodera-schachtii-tyrosinase-like-protein-a-novel-nematode-effector-modulating-plant-hormone-homeostasis
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Samer S Habash, Zoran S Radakovic, Radomira Vankova, Shahid Siddique, Petre Dobrev, Cynthia Gleason, Florian M W Grundler, Abdelnaser Elashry
The beet cyst nematode Heterodera schachtii causes major yield losses in sugar beet. Understanding the interaction between H. schachtii and its host plant is important for developing a sustainable management system. Nematode effectors play a crucial role in initializing and sustaining successful parasitism. In our study, we identified a gene (Hs-Tyr) encoding a tyrosinase functional domain (PF00264). We describe Hs-Tyr as a novel nematode effector. Hs-Tyr is localized in the nematode esophageal gland. Up-regulation of its expression coincided with the parasitic developmental stages of the nematode...
July 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756020/identification-and-characterization-of-the-tyrosinase-gene-tyr-and-its-transcript-variants-tyr_1-and-tyr_2-in-the-crab-eating-macaque-macaca-fascicularis
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Young-Hyun Kim, Sang-Je Park, Se-Hee Choe, Ja-Rang Lee, Hyeon-Mu Cho, Sun-Uk Kim, Ji-Su Kim, Bo-Woong Sim, Bong-Seok Song, Youngjeon Lee, Yeung Bae Jin, Jung-Joo Hong, Kang-Jin Jeong, Philyong Kang, Seung-Ho Baek, Sang-Rae Lee, Jae-Won Huh, Kyu-Tae Chang
Tyrosinase is a copper-containing enzyme that regulates melanin biosynthesis and is encoded by the tyrosinase (TYR) gene. Previous studies demonstrated that mutations in TYR could lead to oculocutaneous albinism type 1 (OCA1) owing to the failure of melanin formation. Although a previous study found that albinism in the rhesus monkey was derived from a mutation in TYR, the identification and characterization of this gene in non-human primates has not been achieved thus far. Thus, using the rapid amplification of cDNA ends (RACE) and internal reverse transcription PCR (RT-PCR) we identified the full-length sequence of TYR in the crab-eating macaque, and two different transcript variants (TYR_1 and TYR_2)...
July 26, 2017: Gene
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