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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641210/comparative-analysis-of-polyspecificity-of-the-endogenous-trna-synthetase-of-different-expression-host-towards-photocrosslinking-amino-acids-using-an-in-silico-approach
#1
Nadarajan Saravanan Prabhu, Hyungdon Yun
Photo-induced covalent crosslinking has emerged as the powerful strategy for analyzing and characterizing the protein-protein interaction and mapping protein 3D conformations. In the last decades, a number of photocrosslinking amino acids have been reported but only a few have been efficiently utilized for photocrosslinking purposes. Recently, incorporation of diazirine containing photoactivatable analogs such as photo-methionine, photo-leucine, photo-isoleucine and photo-lysine into target proteins were accomplished in live cells (Human A549cells, HEK 293) by depleting corresponding natural amino acid and supplementing these analogs in the medium...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Molecular Graphics & Modelling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640789/complement-mediated-enhancement-of-monocyte-adhesion-to-endothelial-cells-by-hla-antibodies-and-blockade-by-a-specific-inhibitor-of-the-classical-complement-cascade-tnt003
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Nicole M Valenzuela, Kimberly A Thomas, Arend Mulder, Graham C Parry, Sandip Panicker, Elaine F Reed
BACKGROUND: Antibody-mediated rejection (AMR) of most solid organs is characterized by evidence of complement activation and/or intragraft macrophages (C4d + and CD68+ biopsies). We previously demonstrated that crosslinking of HLA I by antibodies triggered endothelial activation and monocyte adhesion. We hypothesized that activation of the classical complement pathway at the endothelial cell surface by HLA antibodies would enhance monocyte adhesion through soluble split product generation, in parallel with direct endothelial activation downstream of HLA signaling...
July 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636932/ubiquitination-linked-phosphorylation-of-the-fanci-s-tq-cluster-contributes-to-activation-of-the-fanconi-anemia-i-d2-complex
#3
Ronald S Cheung, Maria Castella, Antonio Abeyta, Philip R Gafken, Nyka Tucker, Toshiyasu Taniguchi
Repair of interstrand crosslinks by the Fanconi anemia (FA) pathway requires both monoubiquitination and de-ubiquitination of the FANCI/FANCD2 (FANCI/D2) complex. In the standing model, the phosphorylation of six sites in the FANCI S/TQ cluster domain occurs upstream of, and promotes, FANCI/D2 monoubiquitination. We generated phospho-specific antibodies against three different S/TQ cluster sites (serines 556, 559, and 565) on human FANCI and found that, in contrast to the standing model, distinct FANCI sites were phosphorylated either predominantly upstream (ubiquitination independent; serine 556) or downstream (ubiquitination-linked; serines 559 and 565) of FANCI/D2 monoubiquitination...
June 20, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636823/how-bacteria-respond-to-material-stiffness-during-attachment-a-role-of-escherichia-coli-flagellar-motility
#4
Fangchao Song, Megan E Brasch, Hao Wang, James H Henderson, Karen Sauer, Dacheng Ren
Material stiffness has been shown to have potent effects on bacterial attachment and biofilm formation, but the mechanism is still unknown. In this study, response to material stiffness by Escherichia coli during attachment was investigated with biofilm assays and cell tracking using the Automated Contour-base Tracking for In Vitro Environments (ACTIVE) computational algorithm. By comparing the movement of E. coli cells attached on poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS) surfaces of different Young's moduli (0.1 and 2...
June 21, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636384/role-of-crystal-structure-and-chalcogenide-redox-properties-on-the-oxidative-assembly-of-cadmium-chalcogenide-nanocrystals
#5
Jessica Davis, Aaron M Chalifoux, Stephanie L Brock
Oxidative assembly of metal chalcogenide nanocrystals (NCs) enables formation of 2-D (dense) and 3-D porous structures without the presence of intervening ligands between particles that can moderate transport properties. This route has been demonstrated successful for a range of single component structures including CdQ, PbQ and ZnQ (Q = S, Se, Te). En route to controllable assembly of multicomponent nanostructures, the roles of Q redox properties (2Q2-  Q22- + 2e), responsible for particle crosslinking, and the native structure (cubic zinc blende vs...
June 21, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636347/the-structure-and-dynamics-of-alginate-gels-crosslinked-by-polyvalent-ions-probed-via-solid-state-nmr-spectroscopy
#6
Jiří Brus, Martina Urbanová, Jiri Czernek, Miroslava Pavelkova, Katerina Kubova, Jakub Vyslouzil, Sabina Abbrent, Rafal Konefal, Jiri Horsky, David Vetchy, Jan Vysloužil, Pavel Kulich
Alginate gels are an outstanding biomaterial widely applicable in tissue engineering, medicine, and pharmacy for cell transplantation, wound healing and efficient bioactive agent delivery, respectively. This contribution provides new and comprehensive insight into the atomic-resolution structure and dynamics of polyvalent ion-crosslinked alginate gels in microbead formulations. By applying various advanced solid-state NMR (ssNMR) spectroscopy techniques, we verified the homogenous distribution of the crosslinking ions in the alginate gels and the high degree of ion exchange...
June 21, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636049/neutral-mixed-metal-coordination-polymers-based-on-a-ditopic-acetylacetonate-mg-ii-and-ag-i-syntheses-characterization-and-solvent-dependent-topologies
#7
Qianqian Guo, Ulli Englert
The complex [Mg(acacCN)2(H2O)2] (acacCN = 3-cyanoacetylacetonate) has been synthesized in good yield and fully characterized. It represents a versatile labile precursor for an anionic tris(ligand) complex which is crosslinked with Ag(i) to five different neutral bimetallic networks; all of them are solvates. Four of these extended structures share the same framework stoichiometry Ag[Mg(acacCN)3] and only differ in their solvent content. The co-crystallized solvent molecules decide the topological outcome of the crosslinking: the four compounds can be classified into two isomorphous 3D networks and two non-isomorphous but related 2D layer structures...
June 21, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634932/preparation-of-decellularized-biological-scaffolds-for-3d-cell-culture
#8
Bryan N Brown, Michael J Buckenmeyer, Travis A Prest
The biggest challenge of designing and implementing an in vitro study is developing a microenvironment that most closely represents the interactions observed in vivo. Decellularization of tissues and organs has been shown to be an effective method for the removal of potentially immunogenic constituents while preserving essential growth factors and extracellular matrix (ECM ) proteins necessary for proper cell function. Enzymatic digestion of decellularized tissues allows these tissue-specific components to be reconstituted into bioactive hydrogels through a physical crosslinking of collagen...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634774/learning-from-synthetic-models-of-extracellular-matrix-differential-binding-of-wild-type-and-amyloidogenic-human-apolipoprotein-a-i-to-hydrogels-formed-from-molecules-having-charges-similar-to-those-found-in-natural-gags
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Silvana A Rosú, Leandro Toledo, Bruno F Urbano, Susana A Sanchez, Graciela C Calabrese, M Alejandra Tricerri
Among other components of the extracellular matrix (ECM), glycoproteins and glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) have been strongly associated to the retention or misfolding of different proteins inducing the formation of deposits in amyloid diseases. The composition of these molecules is highly diverse and a key issue seems to be the equilibrium between physiological and pathological events. In order to have a model in which the composition of the matrix could be finely controlled, we designed and synthesized crosslinked hydrophilic polymers, the so-called hydrogels varying the amounts of negative charges and hydroxyl groups that are prevalent in GAGs...
June 20, 2017: Protein Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634400/chronic-treatment-with-cisplatin-induces-chemoresistance-through-the-tip60-mediated-fanconi-anemia-and-homologous-recombination-repair-pathways
#10
Wen-Pin Su, Yen-Chih Ho, Cheng-Kuei Wu, Sen-Huei Hsu, Jia-Lin Shiu, Jheng-Cheng Huang, Song-Bin Chang, Wen-Tai Chiu, Jan-Jong Hung, Tsung-Lin Liu, Wei-Sheng Wu, Pei-Yu Wu, Wu-Chou Su, Jang-Yang Chang, Hungjiun Liaw
The Fanconi anemia pathway in coordination with homologous recombination is essential to repair interstrand crosslinks (ICLs) caused by cisplatin. TIP60 belongs to the MYST family of acetyltransferases and is involved in DNA repair and regulation of gene transcription. Although the physical interaction between the TIP60 and FANCD2 proteins has been identified that is critical for ICL repair, it is still elusive whether TIP60 regulates the expression of FA and HR genes. In this study, we found that the chemoresistant nasopharyngeal carcinoma cells, derived from chronic treatment of cisplatin, show elevated expression of TIP60...
June 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634235/mechanistic-elucidation-of-the-mycofactocin-biosynthetic-radical-s-adenosylmethionine-protein-mftc
#11
Bulat Khaliullin, Richard Ayikpoe, Mason Tuttle, John A Latham
Ribosomally synthesized and posttranslationally modified peptide (RiPP) pathways produce a diverse array of natural products. A subset of these pathways depend on radical S-adenosylmethionine (RS) proteins to modify the RiPP-produced peptide. Mycofactocin biosynthesis is one example of an RS protein-dependent RiPP pathway. Recently, it has been shown that MftC catalyzes the oxidative decarboxylation of the C-terminal tyrosine (Tyr30) on the mycofactocin precursor peptide MftA; however, this product has not been verified by techniques other than MS...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634140/novel-nanoparticles-based-on-chitosan-dicarboxylate-conjugates-via-tandem-ionotropic-covalent-crosslinking-with-tripolyphosphate-and-subsequent-evaluation-as-drug-delivery-vehicles
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Isra Dmour, Mutasem O Taha
Chitosan-based nanoparticles prepared by ionotropic gelation are prone to stability issues. The aim of this work is to chemically modify chitosan by grafting to succinate, phthalate, glutarate and phenylsuccinate moieties and to investigate the suitability of the resulting polymers as covalently-crosslinked nanocarriers. Corresponding nanoparticles (NPs) were formulated by ionotropic gelation using tripolyphosphate (TPP) anion then they were covalently crosslinked using 1-ethyl-3-(3-dimethylaminopropyl)-carbodiimide (EDC)...
June 17, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633083/adsorption-of-cu-ii-pb-ii-and-cr-vi-from-aqueous-solutions-using-black-wattle-tannin-immobilized-nanocellulose
#13
Qinghua Xu, Yulu Wang, Liqiang Jin, Yu Wang, Menghua Qin
A novel nanocomposite based on black wattle (BW) tannin and nanocellulose was prepared and applied in heavy metal ions adsorptive removal from aqueous solutions. Firstly, nanocrystalline cellulose was oxidized by sodium periodate to get dialdehyde nanocellulose (DANC). BW tannin was then covalently immobilized onto DANC, which was used as both the matrix and crosslinker, to obtain tannin-nanocellulose (TNCC) composite. The resulting nanocomposite was characterized using FTIR, AFM, and TG. The successful immobilization was confirmed by the chromogenic reaction between FeCl3 and TNCC and FT-IR analysis...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631401/a-polyacrylamide-hydrogel-electrolyte-enabled-intrinsically-1000-stretchable-and-50-compressible-supercapacitor
#14
Yan Huang, Ming Zhong, Fukuan Shi, Xiaoying Liu, Zijie Tang, Yukun Wang, Yang Huang, Haoqing Hou, Xuming Xie, Chunyi Zhi
Stretchability and compressibility of supercapacitors constitute essential elements of modern electronics such as flexible and wearable devices. Widely-used polyvinyl alcohol-based electrolytes are neither very stretchable nor compressible, which fundamentally limit the realization of high stretchability and compressibility of supercapacitors. We present a new electrolyte that is intrinsically super-stretchable and compressible. Vinyl hybrid silica nanoparticle cross-linkers are introduced into polyacrylamide hydrogel backbones to promote dynamic crosslinking of the polymer networks...
June 19, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631338/cross-linkable-and-dual-functional-hybrid-polymeric-electron-transporting-layer-for-high-performance-inverted-polymer-solar-cells
#15
Sheng Dong, Zhicheng Hu, Kai Zhang, Qingwu Yin, Xiaofang Jiang, Fei Huang, Yong Cao
A cross-linkable dual functional polymer hybrid electron transport layer (ETL) is developed by simply adding an amino-functionalized polymer dopant (PN4N) and a light crosslinker into a commercialized n-type semiconductor (N2200) matrix. It is found that the resulting hybrid ETL not only has a good solvent resistance, facilitating multilayers device fabrication but also exhibits much improved electron transporting/extraction properties due to the doping between PN4N and N2200. As a result, by using PTB7-Th:PC71 BM blend as an active layer, the inverted device based on the hybrid ETL can yield a prominent power conversion efficiency of around 10...
June 20, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631178/recent-insights-into-the-molecular-basis-of-fanconi-anemia-genes-modifiers-and-drivers
#16
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Ronald S Cheung, Toshiyasu Taniguchi
Fanconi anemia (FA), the most common form of inherited bone marrow failure, predisposes to leukemia and solid tumors. FA is caused by the genetic disruption of a cellular pathway that repairs DNA interstrand crosslinks. The impaired function of this pathway, and the genetic instability that results, is considered the main pathogenic mechanism behind this disease. The identification of breast cancer susceptibility genes (for example, BRCA1/FANCS and BRCA2/FANCD1) as being major players in the FA pathway has led to a surge in molecular studies, resulting in the concept of the FA-BRCA pathway...
June 19, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630792/corneal-collagen-crosslinking-treatment-in-a-case-with-pneumococcal-keratitis
#17
Ayşe Bozkurt Oflaz, Banu Bozkurt, Ümit Kamış, Bengü Ekinci Köktekir
Bacterial keratitis is a serious ocular infectious disease that can threaten vision. The disease generally progresses rapidly and can lead to corneal scar, stromal abscess formation, perforation, and dissemination to adjacent tissues if not treated properly. Recent studies showed that corneal collagen crosslinking (CCC) using ultraviolet-A/riboflavin is effective in the treatment of bacterial keratitis refractory to topical antibiotic treatment. In addition to being bactericidal, CCC also decreases risk of perforation by strengthening the corneal collagen structure...
June 2017: Turkish Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629892/engineered-myocardium-model-to-study-the-roles-of-hif-1%C3%AE-and-hif1a-as1-in-paracrine-only-signaling-under-pathological-level-oxidative-stress
#18
Aylin Acun, Pinar Zorlutuna
Studying heart tissue is critical for understanding and developing treatments for cardiovascular diseases. In this work, we fabricated precisely controlled and biomimetic engineered model tissues to study how cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions influence myocardial cell survival upon exposure to pathological level oxidative stress. Specifically, the interactions of endothelial cells (ECs) and cardiomyocytes (CMs), and the role of hypoxia inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α), with its novel alternative regulator, HIF-1α antisense RNA1 (HIF1A-AS1), in these interactions were investigated...
June 16, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629036/intestine-targeted-delivery-potency-of-the-o-carboxymethyl-chitosan-gum-arabic-coacervate-effects-of-coacervation-acidity-and-possible-mechanism
#19
Guo-Qing Huang, Li-Na Liu, Xiao-Na Han, Jun-Xia Xiao
The potential of the glutaraldehyde-crosslinked O-carboxymethyl chitosan (O-CMC)-gum Arabic (GA) coacervate as an intestine-targeted delivery system for hydrophobic compounds was concerned. OCMC-GA coacervates and emulsified bovine serum albumin (BSA)-loaded microcapsules were prepared in pH3.0, 4.5, and 6.0 and their swelling behaviors as well as BSA release profiles in simulated gastrointestinal fluids were measured. All the coacervates showed higher swelling ratios in the simulated gastric solution than in the simulated intestine and colon solutions and the values increased as the coacervation pH increased from 3...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629035/sodium-alginate-polyvinyl-alcohol-bovin-serum-albumin-coated-fe3o4-nanoparticles-as-anticancer-drug-delivery-vehicle-doxorubicin-loading-and-in-vitro-release-study-and-cytotoxicity-to-hepg2-and-l02-cells
#20
G Prabha, V Raj
The challenging part of this work was to research the potential aspects of sodium alginate (SA)-polyvinyl alcohol (PVA)-bovin serum albumin (BSA) coated Fe3O4 nanoparticles (Fe3O4-SA-PVA-BSA) as a drug delivery system for doxorubicin (DOX). The anticancer drug doxorubicin was selected as a model drug which is powerful for numerous cancer treatments. Superparamagnetic Fe3O4 nanoparticles were prepared by co-precipitation method. The mixture solution of Fe3O4-sodium alginate (SA) - doxorubicin (DOX) was crosslinked with Ca(2+) to form (Fe3O4-SA-DOX) nanoparticles and addition of PVA and BSA with (Fe3O4-SA-DOX) nanoparticles was prepared by coating procedure...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
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