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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729697/identification-and-structural-characterization-of-lytu-a-unique-peptidoglycan-endopeptidase-from-the-lysostaphin-family
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Vytas Raulinaitis, Helena Tossavainen, Olli Aitio, Jarmo T Juuti, Keiichi Hiramatsu, Vesa Kontinen, Perttu Permi
We introduce LytU, a short member of the lysostaphin family of zinc-dependent pentaglycine endopeptidases. It is a potential antimicrobial agent for S. aureus infections and its gene transcription is highly upregulated upon antibiotic treatments along with other genes involved in cell wall synthesis. We found this enzyme to be responsible for the opening of the cell wall peptidoglycan layer during cell divisions in S. aureus. LytU is anchored in the plasma membrane with the active part residing in the periplasmic space...
July 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728977/synthesis-and-characterization-of-boron-fenbufen-and-its-f-18-labeled-homolog-for-boron-neutron-capture-therapy-of-cox-2-overexpressed-cholangiocarcinoma
#2
Chun-Nan Yeh, Chi-Wei Chang, Yi-Hsiu Chung, Shi-Wei Tien, Yong-Ren Chen, Tsung-Wen Chen, Ying-Cheng Huang, Hsin-Ell Wang, You-Cheng Chou, Ming-Huang Chen, Kun-Chun Chiang, Wen-Sheng Huang, Chung-Shan Yu
Boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) is a binary therapy that employs neutron irradiation on the boron agents to release high-energy helium and alpha particles to kill cancer cells. An optimal response to BNCT depends critically on the time point of maximal (10)B accumulation and highest tumor to normal ratio (T/N) for performing the neutron irradiation. The aggressive cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) representing a liver cancer that overexpresses COX-2 enzyme is aimed to be targeted by COX-2 selective boron carrier, fenbufen boronopinacol (FBPin)...
July 17, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724188/bisindole-oxadiazole-hybrids-t3p-%C3%A2-mediated-synthesis-and-appraisal-of-their-apoptotic-antimetastatic-and-computational-bcl-2-binding-potential
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Pooja R Kamath, Manu M Joseph, Abdul Ajees Abdul Salam, Sreelekha T Therakathinal, Dhanya Sunil, Subhankar Biswas, Karkala Sreedhara Ranganath Pai
In the pursuit of novel anticancer leads, new bisindole-oxadiazoles were synthesized using propyl phosphonic anhydride as a mild and efficient reagent. The molecule, 3-[5-(1H-indol-3-ylmethyl)-1,3,4-oxadiazol-2-yl]-1H-indole (3a) exhibited selective cytotoxicity to MCF-7 cells with a cell cycle arrest in the G1 phase. The mechanism of cytotoxicity of 3a involved caspase-2-dependent apoptotic pathway with characteristic apoptotic morphological alterations as observed in acridine orange/ethidium bromide and Hoechst staining...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720478/monoamine-receptor-interaction-profiles-of-4-thio-substituted-phenethylamines-2c-t-drugs
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REVIEW
Dino Luethi, Daniel Trachsel, Marius C Hoener, Matthias E Liechti
BACKGROUND: 4-Thio-substituted phenethylamines (2C-T drugs) are potent psychedelics with poorly defined pharmacological properties. Because of their psychedelic effects, 2C-T drugs are sometimes sold as new psychoactive substances (NPSs). The aim of the present study was to characterize the monoamine receptor and transporter interaction profiles of a series of 2C-T drugs. METHODS: We determined the binding affinities of 2C-T drugs at monoamine receptors and transporters in human cells that were transfected with the respective receptors or transporters...
July 15, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716719/metacyclic-vsg-expression-site-promoters-are-recognized-by-the-same-general-transcription-factor-that-is-required-for-rna-polymerase-i-transcription-of-bloodstream-expression-sites
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Nikolay G Kolev, Arthur Günzl, Christian Tschudi
Infectious metacyclic Trypanosoma brucei cells develop in the salivary glands of tsetse flies. A critical aspect of the developmental program leading to acquisition of infectivity is the synthesis of a variant surface glycoprotein (VSG) coat. Metacyclic VSG genes are transcribed from a set of specialized VSG expression sites (ESs) that differ from bloodstream VSG ESs by being monocistronic, being significantly shorter, lacking long stretches of 70-bp repeats, and having distinct promoter sequences. Both metacyclic and bloodstream VSG ESs are transcribed by the multifunctional T...
July 14, 2017: Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714870/antiviral-lipopeptide-cell-membrane-interaction-is-influenced-by-peg-linker-length
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Marcelo T Augusto, Axel Hollmann, Matteo Porotto, Anne Moscona, Nuno C Santos
A set of lipopeptides was recently reported for their broad-spectrum antiviral activity against viruses belonging to the Paramyxoviridae family, including human parainfluenza virus type 3 and Nipah virus. Among them, the peptide with a 24-unit PEG linker connecting it to a cholesterol moiety (VG-PEG24-Chol) was found to be the best membrane fusion inhibitory peptide. Here, we evaluated the interaction of the same set of peptides with biomembrane model systems and isolated human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC)...
July 15, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707417/defining-the-metal-specificity-of-a-multifunctional-biofilm-adhesion-protein
#7
Catherine T Chaton, Andrew B Herr
The accumulation associated protein (Aap) of Staphylococcus epidermidis mediates intercellular adhesion events necessary for biofilm growth. This process depends upon Zn(2+) -induced self-assembly of G5 domains within the B-repeat region of the protein, forming anti-parallel, intertwined protein 'ropes' between cells. Pleomorphism in the Zn(2+) -coordinating residues was observed in previously solved crystal structures, suggesting that the metal binding site might accommodate other transition metals and thereby support dimerization...
July 13, 2017: Protein Science: a Publication of the Protein Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701402/increased-durable-b-cell-and-adcc-responses-associated-with-t-helper-responses-to-hiv-1-envelope-in-macaques-vaccinated-with-gp140-occluded-at-the-cd4-receptor-binding-site
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Willy M J M Bogers, Susan W Barnett, Herman Oostermeijer, Ivonne G Nieuwenhuis, Niels Beenhakker, Daniella Mortier, Petra Mooij, Gerrit Koopman, Edmund Remarque, Gregoire Martin, Rachel Pei-Jen Lai, Antu K Dey, Yide Sun, Brian Burke, Guido Ferrari, David Montefiori, Loic Martin, David Davis, Indresh Srivastava, Jonathan L Heeney
Strategies are needed to improve the immunogenicity of HIV-1 envelope (Env) antigens for more long lived, efficacious HIV-1 vaccine induced B-cell responses. HIV-1 Env gp140 (native or un-cleaved molecules) or gp120 monomeric proteins elicit relatively poor B-cell responses which are short-lived. We hypothesized that Env engagement of the CD4 receptor on T-helper cells may result in anergic effects on T-cell recruitment and consequently a lack of strong robust and durable B-memory responses. To test this hypothesis we occluded the CD4 binding site (CD4bs) of gp140 by stable cross-linking with a 3kD CD4 miniprotein mimetic serving to block ligation of gp140 on CD4+T-cells while preserving CD4 inducible (CDi) neutralizing and epitopes targeted by antibody dependent cellular cytotoxic (ADCC) effector responses...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700710/t-follicular-helper-cells-regulate-the-activation-of-b-lymphocytes-and-antibody-production-during-plasmodium-vivax-infection
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Maria Marta Figueiredo, Pedro Augusto Carvalho Costa, Suelen Queiroz Diniz, Priscilla Miranda Henriques, Flora Satiko Kano, Mauro Sugiro Tada, Dhelio Batista Pereira, Irene Silva Soares, Olindo Assis Martins-Filho, Dragana Jankovic, Ricardo Tostes Gazzinelli, Lis Ribeiro do Valle Antonelli
Although the importance of humoral immunity to malaria has been established, factors that control antibody production are poorly understood. Follicular helper T cells (Tfh cells) are pivotal for generating high-affinity, long-lived antibody responses. While it has been proposed that expansion of antigen-specific Tfh cells, interleukin (IL) 21 production and robust germinal center formation are associated with protection against malaria in mice, whether Tfh cells are found during Plasmodium vivax (P. vivax) infection and if they play a role during disease remains unknown...
July 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700579/tfh-derived-dopamine-accelerates-productive-synapses-in-germinal-centres
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Ilenia Papa, David Saliba, Maurilio Ponzoni, Sonia Bustamante, Pablo F Canete, Paula Gonzalez-Figueroa, Hayley A McNamara, Salvatore Valvo, Michele Grimbaldeston, Rebecca A Sweet, Harpreet Vohra, Ian A Cockburn, Michael Meyer-Hermann, Michael L Dustin, Claudio Doglioni, Carola G Vinuesa
Protective high-affinity antibody responses depend on competitive selection of B cells carrying somatically mutated B-cell receptors by follicular helper T (TFH) cells in germinal centres. The rapid T-B-cell interactions that occur during this process are reminiscent of neural synaptic transmission pathways. Here we show that a proportion of human TFH cells contain dense-core granules marked by chromogranin B, which are normally found in neuronal presynaptic terminals storing catecholamines such as dopamine...
July 12, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699640/lfa-1-activates-focal-adhesion-kinases-fak1-pyk2-to-generate-lat-grb2-skap1-complexes-that-terminate-t-cell-conjugate-formation
#11
Monika Raab, Yuning Lu, Karsten Kohler, Xin Smith, Klaus Strebhardt, Christopher E Rudd
Lymphocyte function-associated antigen 1 (LFA-1) affinity and avidity changes have been assumed to mediate adhesion to intercellular adhesion molecule-1 for T-cell conjugation to dendritic cells (DC). Although the T-cell receptor (TCR) and LFA-1 can generate intracellular signals, the immune cell adaptor protein linker for the activation of T cells (LAT) couples the TCR to downstream events. Here, we show that LFA-1 can mediate both adhesion and de-adhesion, dependent on receptor clustering. Although increased affinity mediates adhesion, LFA-1 cross-linking induced the association and activation of the protein-tyrosine kinases FAK1/PYK1 that phosphorylated LAT selectively on a single Y-171 site for the binding to adaptor complex GRB-2-SKAP1...
July 12, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698955/role-of-natural-igm-autoantibodies-igm-naa-and-igm-anti-leukocyte-antibodies-igm-ala-in-regulating-inflammation
#12
Peter I Lobo
Natural IgM autoantibodies (IgM-NAA) are rapidly produced to inhibit pathogens and abrogate inflammation mediated by invading microorganisms and host neoantigens. IgM-NAA achieve this difficult task by being polyreactive with low binding affinity but with high avidity, characteristics that allow these antibodies to bind antigenic determinants shared by pathogens and neoantigens. Hence the same clones of natural IgM can bind and mask host neoantigens as well as inhibit microorganisms. In addition, IgM-NAA regulate the inflammatory response via mechanisms involving binding of IgM to apoptotic cells to enhance their removal and binding of IgM to live leukocytes to regulate their function...
July 12, 2017: Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694069/engineering-aglycosylated-igg-variants-with-wild-type-or-improved-binding-affinity-to-human-fc-gamma-riia-and-fc-gamma-riiias
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Tiffany F Chen, Stephen L Sazinsky, Damian Houde, David J DiLillo, Julie Bird, Kevin K Li, George T Cheng, Huawei Qiu, John R Engen, Jeffrey V Ravetch, K Dane Wittrup
The binding of human IgG1 to human Fc gamma receptors (hFcγRs) is highly sensitive to the presence of a single N-linked glycosylation site at asparagine 297 of the Fc, with deglycosylation resulting in a complete loss of hFcγR binding. Previously, we demonstrated that aglycosylated human IgG1 Fc variants can engage the human FcγRII class of the low-affinity hFcγRs, demonstrating that N-linked glycosylation of the Fc is not a strict requirement for hFcγR engagement. In the present study, we demonstrate that aglycosylated IgG variants can be engineered to productively engage with FcγRIIIA, as well as the human Fc gamma RII subset...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694034/insertion-and-deletion-derived-tumour-specific-neoantigens-and-the-immunogenic-phenotype-a-pan-cancer-analysis
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Samra Turajlic, Kevin Litchfield, Hang Xu, Rachel Rosenthal, Nicholas McGranahan, James L Reading, Yien Ning S Wong, Andrew Rowan, Nnennaya Kanu, Maise Al Bakir, Tim Chambers, Roberto Salgado, Peter Savas, Sherene Loi, Nicolai J Birkbak, Laurent Sansregret, Martin Gore, James Larkin, Sergio A Quezada, Charles Swanton
BACKGROUND: The focus of tumour-specific antigen analyses has been on single nucleotide variants (SNVs), with the contribution of small insertions and deletions (indels) less well characterised. We investigated whether the frameshift nature of indel mutations, which create novel open reading frames and a large quantity of mutagenic peptides highly distinct from self, might contribute to the immunogenic phenotype. METHODS: We analysed whole-exome sequencing data from 5777 solid tumours, spanning 19 cancer types from The Cancer Genome Atlas...
July 7, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693997/lectin-from-canavalia-villosa-seeds-a-glucose-mannose-specific-protein-and-a-new-tool-for-inflammation-studies
#15
Claudia F Lossio, Cleane G Moreira, Renata M F Amorim, Clareane S Nobre, Mayara T L Silva, Cornevile C Neto, Vanir R Pinto-Junior, Ivanice B Silva, Julia Campos, Ana Maria S Assreuy, Benildo S Cavada, Kyria S Nascimento
With important carbohydrate binding properties, lectins are proteins able to decipher the glycocode, and as such, they can be used in bioassays involving cell-cell communication, protein targeting, inflammation, and hypernociception, among others. In this study, a new glucose/mannose-specific lectin from Canavalia villosa seeds (Cvill) was isolated by a single affinity chromatography step in a Sephadex(®) G-50 column, with a purification yield of 19.35mg of lectin per gram of powdered seed. Analysis of intact protein by mass spectrometry showed the lectin is composed of three polypeptide chains, including a 25...
July 7, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693207/-99m-tc-lhrh-in-tumor-receptor-imaging
#16
Dawei Hao, Lingfei Sun, Xiang Hu, Xiaowen Hao
Detection of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) also known as luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) in the relevant tumor tissue and normal tissues and organs in vivo expression was investigated. To examine the method of direct radio labeling of LHRH by (99m)Tc with relatively high radiochemical purity and stability, screening the best labeling conditions, to establish a simple and reliable method of preparation of (99m)Tc-LHRH was undertaken. The detection of radioisotope-labeled LHRH distribution in mice, LHRH receptor imaging for the study and treatment of cancer basis were evaluated...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688841/how-mr1-presents-a-pathogen-metabolic-signature-to-mucosal-associated-invariant-t-mait-cells
#17
REVIEW
Hamish E G McWilliam, Jose A Villadangos
Mucosal-associated invariant T (MAIT) cells are innate-like lymphocytes restricted by the antigen (Ag)-presenting molecule MHC class I (MHC I)-related protein 1 (MR1). The Ags presented by MR1 are vitamin B-related Ags (VitBAgs), 'building-block' metabolites of riboflavin that are synthesized by a range of microbes. MR1 presentation is thus a unique mechanism for the immune detection of a pathogen metabolic signature. While the full picture of how MR1 accomplishes this remains incomplete, recent data show that, unlike other MHC molecules, MR1 operates by a presentation-on-demand mechanism...
July 5, 2017: Trends in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687657/antigen-acquisition-enables-newly-arriving-b-cells-to-enter-ongoing-immunization-induced-germinal-centers
#18
Jackson S Turner, Zachary L Benet, Irina L Grigorova
Modern vaccines must be designed to generate long-lasting, high-affinity, and broadly neutralizing Ab responses against pathogens. The diversity of B cell clones recruited into germinal center (GC) responses is likely to be important for the Ag-neutralization potential of the Ab-secreting cells and memory cells generated upon immunization. However, the factors that influence the diversity of B cell clones recruited into GCs are unclear. As recirculating naive Ag-specific B cells arrive in Ag-draining secondary lymphoid organs, they may join the ongoing GC response...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684274/construction-of-high-level-prokaryotic-expression-and-purification-system-of-pd-l1-extracellular-domain-by-using-escherichia-coli-host-cell-machinery
#19
Muhammad Kalim, Jie Chen, Shenghao Wang, Caiyao Lin, Saif Ullah, Keying Liang, Qian Ding, Shuqing Chen, Jinbiao Zhan
Programmed cell death 1 ligand 1 (PD-L1) is a trans-membrane protein highly expressed on the membrane of cancer cell, which binds inhibitory receptor of PD-1 on the T cells and attenuates anti-tumor immune response.The strategy of blocking PD1 and PD-L1 interaction has been widely used for anti-cancer drug development. The DNA encoding extracellular domain of PD-L1wascloned and expressed with the pET30(+) and Escherichia coli BL21(DE3) system. Cloning of PD-L1 extracellular domain was confirmed by PCR and enzymatic digestion...
July 3, 2017: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681704/experimental-validation-of-the-rate-tool-for-inferring-hla-restrictions-of-t-cell-epitopes
#20
Sinu Paul, Cecilia S Lindestam Arlehamn, Veronique Schulten, Luise Westernberg, John Sidney, Bjoern Peters, Alessandro Sette
BACKGROUND: The RATE tool was recently developed to computationally infer the HLA restriction of given epitopes from immune response data of HLA typed subjects without additional cumbersome experimentation. RESULTS: Here, RATE was validated using experimentally defined restriction data from a set of 191 tuberculosis-derived epitopes and 63 healthy individuals with MTB infection from the Western Cape Region of South Africa. Using this experimental dataset, the parameters utilized by the RATE tool to infer restriction were optimized, which included relative frequency (RF) of the subjects responding to a given epitope and expressing a given allele as compared to the general test population and the associated p-value in a Fisher's exact test...
June 21, 2017: BMC Immunology
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