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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535598/antarctic-seals-molecular-biomarkers-as-indicators-for-pollutant-exposure-health-effects-and-diet
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K Lehnert, L Weirup, K C Harding, T Härkönen, O Karlsson, J Teilmann
Weddell (Leptonychotes weddellii), Ross (Ommatophoca rossii) and crabeater seals (Lobodon carcinophaga) are phocid seals with a circumpolar distribution around Antarctica. As long-lived and large top predators, they bioaccumulate contaminants and are considered as sentinels of ecosystem health. Antarctic seals are increasingly exposed to climate change, pollution, shipping and fisheries. To reveal and understand possible anthropogenic impacts on their immune and health status, this study investigates sensitive biomarkers of the xenobiotic metabolism and immune system in relation to mercury (Hg) burden...
May 19, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535510/heat-shock-protein-a12b-protects-vascular-endothelial-cells-against-sepsis-induced-acute-lung-injury-in-mice
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Yi Chen, Lei Wang, Qiuxiang Kang, Xu Zhang, Guifang Yu, Xiaojian Wan, Jiafeng Wang, Keming Zhu
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary endothelial injury is a critical process in the pathogenesis of acute lung injury (ALI) during sepsis. Heat shock protein A12B (HSPA12B) is mainly expressed in endothelial cells and protects against several harmful factors. However, the effects of HSPA12B in sepsis-induced ALI and its potential mechanisms of action remain unclear. METHODS: For in vivo experiments, C57BL/6 mice were randomly divided into four groups (n=15): a sham operation group, a cecal ligation and puncture (CLP) group, a HSPA12B siRNA-CLP group and a negative control (NC) siRNA-CLP group...
May 25, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533394/nanomechanics-of-the-substrate-binding-domain-of-hsp70-determine-its-allosteric-atp-induced-conformational-change
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Soumit Sankar Mandal, Dale R Merz, Maximilian Buchsteiner, Ruxandra I Dima, Matthias Rief, Gabriel Žoldák
Owing to the cooperativity of protein structures, it is often almost impossible to identify independent subunits, flexible regions, or hinges simply by visual inspection of static snapshots. Here, we use single-molecule force experiments and simulations to apply tension across the substrate binding domain (SBD) of heat shock protein 70 (Hsp70) to pinpoint mechanical units and flexible hinges. The SBD consists of two nanomechanical units matching 3D structural parts, called the α- and β-subdomain. We identified a flexible region within the rigid β-subdomain that gives way under load, thus opening up the α/β interface...
May 22, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532230/hsp90-stabilizes-auxin-receptor-tir1-and-ensures-plasticity-of-auxin-responses
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Etsuko Watanabe, Shoji Mano, Ikuko Hara-Nishimura, Mikio Nishimura, Kenji Yamada
Heat shock protein 90 (HSP90) is a highly conserved molecular chaperone that facilitates the maturation of target proteins. Here, we report that the auxin receptor TIR1 is a target of cytosolic HSP90 and that HSP90 and TIR1 form a complex. Inhibition of HSP90 compromised the nuclear localization of TIR1, and abrogated plant responses to the hormone auxin. Our findings suggest that HSP90 positively regulates auxin receptor function. We also propose that HSP90 buffers or hides phenotypic variations in animals and plants by masking mutations in some of its target proteins...
May 22, 2017: Plant Signaling & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531762/high-dose-testosterone-enanthate-supplementation-boosts-oxidative-stress-but-exerts-little-effect-on-the-antioxidant-barrier-in-sedentary-adolescent-male-rat-liver
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Ewa Sadowska-Krepaa, Barbara Klapcinępa, Barbara Kłapcińska, Sławomir Jagsz, Anna Nowara, Izabela Szołtysek-Bołdys, Małgorzata Chalimoniuk, Józef Langfort, Stanisław J Chrapusta
BACKGROUND: Anabolic-androgenic steroids abuse is on the rise among adolescent boys and young men, mostly in those seeking a 'shortcut' to an improved body image. This approach is associated with the risk of severe adverse health effects, some of which involve the liver and are linked to hepatic oxidative stress. Testosterone and its esters is a cornerstone of most anabolic-androgenic steroid stacking protocols. METHODS: We assessed and compared several hepatotoxicity and liver oxidative stress indices, as well as the contents of some components of the hepatic antioxidant barrier between sedentary adolescent male rats given a 6-week course of weekly im testosterone enanthate (TE, 8 or 80mg/kgBW/week) or vehicle (sesame oil) injections...
March 11, 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531761/3%C3%AE-hydroxy-urs-12-en-28-oic-acid-confers-protection-against-znonps-induced-adversity-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
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Hema Negi, Shilpi Khare Saikia, Ranjana Kanaujia, Satish Jaiswal, Rakesh Pandey
Despite their well reported potent risk towards human health and environment Zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnONPs) find an extensive commercial usage due to their antimicrobial properties. Here, we evaluated the efficacy of a natural triterpene ursolic acid (3β-hydroxy-urs-12-en-28-oic acid; UA) for overcoming the cytotoxic challenges of ZnONPs employing Ceanorhabditis elegans. The 24h LC50 of Zn-ONPs (<50nm TEM) was deduced as 4.75mgL(-1). UA (25μM) was observed to defend against this toxicity by attenuating Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) resulting into better survival at 2mgL(-1) in a time dependent behavior...
May 8, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531190/real-time-cell-toxicity-profiling-of-tox21-10k-compounds-reveals-cytotoxicity-dependent-toxicity-pathway-linkage
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Jui-Hua Hsieh, Ruili Huang, Ja-An Lin, Alexander Sedykh, Jinghua Zhao, Raymond R Tice, Richard S Paules, Menghang Xia, Scott S Auerbach
Cytotoxicity is a commonly used in vitro endpoint for evaluating chemical toxicity. In support of the U.S. Tox21 screening program, the cytotoxicity of ~10K chemicals was interrogated at 0, 8, 16, 24, 32, & 40 hours of exposure in a concentration dependent fashion in two cell lines (HEK293, HepG2) using two multiplexed, real-time assay technologies. One technology measures the metabolic activity of cells (i.e., cell viability, glo) while the other evaluates cell membrane integrity (i.e., cell death, flor). Using glo technology, more actives and greater temporal variations were seen in HEK293 cells, while results for the flor technology were more similar across the two cell types...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529699/evolution-immunity-and-the-emergence-of-brain-superautoantigens
#8
Serge Nataf
While some autoimmune disorders remain extremely rare, others largely predominate the epidemiology of human autoimmunity. Notably, these include psoriasis, diabetes, vitiligo, thyroiditis, rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis. Thus, despite the quasi-infinite number of "self" antigens that could theoretically trigger autoimmune responses, only a limited set of antigens, referred here as superautoantigens, induce pathogenic adaptive responses. Several lines of evidence reviewed in this paper indicate that, irrespective of the targeted organ (e...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529458/targeting-hsp90-hdac6-regulating-network-implicates-precision-treatment-of-breast-cancer
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Shiyi Yu, Xiuxiu Cai, Chenxi Wu, Yan Liu, Jun Zhang, Xue Gong, Xin Wang, Xiaoli Wu, Tao Zhu, Lin Mo, Jun Gu, Zhenghong Yu, Jinfei Chen, Jean Paul Thiery, Renjie Chai, Liming Chen
Breast cancer is the leading cause of women death. Heat shock protein 90 (HSP90) and Histone deacetylase 6 (HDAC6) are promising anti-cancer drug targets. However, it's still unclear the applicability of anti-HSP90 and anti-HDAC6 strategies in precision treatment of breast cancer. In current study, we found that triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) cells, compared to T47D, an ERα+ breast cancer cell line, exhibited 7~40 times lower IC50 values, stronger cell cycle perturbation, increased cell apoptosis and stronger inhibition of cell migration upon 17-DMAG treatment, while T47D, compared to TNBC cells, expressed higher HDAC6 and showed stronger anti-cancer response upon treatment of Tubacin...
2017: International Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529040/pre-treatment-technologies-for-dark-fermentative-hydrogen-production-current-advances-and-future-directions
#10
Razieh Rafieenia, Maria Cristina Lavagnolo, Alberto Pivato
Hydrogen is regarded as a clean and non-carbon fuel and it has a higher energy content compared to carbon fuels. Dark fermentative hydrogen production from organic wastes is the most promising technology for commercialization among chemical and biological methods. Using mixed microflora is favored in terms of easier process control and substrate conversion efficiencies instead of pure cultures. However, mixed cultures should be first pre-treated in order to select sporulating hydrogen producing bacteria and suppress non-spore forming hydrogen consumers...
May 18, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528556/proventriculitis-associated-with-cryptosporidium-baileyi-in-a-snowy-owl-bubo-scandiacus-and-its-epidemiological-investigation
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Shotaro Nakagun, Noriyuki Horiuchi, Miki Sugimoto, Sohei Tomikawa, Kenichi Watanabe, Yoshiyasu Kobayashi
We describe an unusual case of proventriculitis associated with Cryptosporidium baileyi in a 7-wk-old snowy owl (Bubo scandiacus) chick kept at a zoo. Necropsy of this animal revealed diffuse mucosal thickening of the proventriculus. Subsequent histopathological examinations of the proventriculus showed marked ductal epithelial hyperplasia with intestinal metaplasia and severe inflammatory cell infiltration in the lamina propria and submucosa. These lesions were associated with numerous periodic-acid-Schiff-positive cryptosporidia-like protozoan parasites...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527764/differential-stress-response-of-saccharomyces-hybrids-revealed-by-monitoring-hsp104-aggregation-and-disaggregation
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Claudia Kempf, Klaus Lengeler, Jürgen Wendland
Proteotoxic stress may occur upon exposure of yeast cells to different stress conditions. The induction of stress response mechanisms is important for cells to adapt to changes in the environment and ensure survival. For example, during exposure to elevated temperatures the expression of heat shock proteins such as Hsp104 is induced in yeast. Hsp104 extracts misfolded proteins from aggregates to promote their refolding. We used an Hsp104-GFP reporter to analyze the stress profiles of Saccharomyces species hybrids...
July 2017: Microbiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527593/a-structural-and-functional-study-of-gln147-deamidation-in-%C3%AE-a-crystallin-a-major-site-of-modification-in-human-cataract
#13
Nicholas J Ray, Damien Hall, John A Carver
Deamidation of Glu147 in human αA-crystallin is common in aged cataractous lenses (Hains and Truscott, Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2010, 51, 3107). Accordingly, this modification may have a causative effect in cataract. αA-crystallin is a small heat-shock molecular chaperone protein that prevents aggregation of proteins and is the principal defence against crystallin protein unfolding and aggregation in the ageing lens. Deamidated Q147E αA-crystallin was structurally characterised using a variety of spectroscopic and biophysical methods, including NMR, circular dichroism and fluorescence spectroscopy and dynamic light scattering...
May 17, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526855/gut-homeostasis-and-regulatory-t-cell-induction-depend-on-molecular-chaperone-gp96-in-cd11c-cells
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Yunpeng Hua, Yi Yang, Shaoli Sun, Stephen Iwanowycz, Caroline Westwater, Boris Reizis, Zihai Li, Bei Liu
The intestinal immunity and tolerance are orchestrated by both the innate and the adaptive immune system. Intestinal professional antigen presenting cells (pAPCs) recognize and respond to the gut microbiota through multiple pattern-recognition receptors, including TLRs and NLRs. How gut pAPCs maintain mucosal homeostasis remains incompletely understood. Heat shock protein gp96, also known as grp94, is an essential immune chaperone for TLRs. However, the role of gp96 in regulating CD11c(+) APCs in the gut immunity and tolerance is unknown...
May 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526338/redox-signaling-in-remote-ischemic-preconditioning-induced-cardioprotection-evidences-and-mechanisms
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Lovedeep Singh, Puneet Kaur Randhawa, Nirmal Singh, Amteshwar Singh Jaggi
Reactive oxygen species are the reactive molecules that are derived from molecular oxygen and play an important role as redox signaling molecules to confer cardioprotection. Various scientists have demonstrated the key role of redox signaling in cardioprotection by showing a transient increase in their levels during remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) phase. The transient increase in reactive oxygen species levels during remote preconditioning phase may take place either through activation of KATP channels or through increased nitric oxide (NO) production...
May 16, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524679/transition-from-collisional-to-collisionless-regimes-in-interpenetrating-plasma-flows-on-the-national-ignition-facility
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J S Ross, D P Higginson, D Ryutov, F Fiuza, R Hatarik, C M Huntington, D H Kalantar, A Link, B B Pollock, B A Remington, H G Rinderknecht, G F Swadling, D P Turnbull, S Weber, S Wilks, D H Froula, M J Rosenberg, T Morita, Y Sakawa, H Takabe, R P Drake, C Kuranz, G Gregori, J Meinecke, M C Levy, M Koenig, A Spitkovsky, R D Petrasso, C K Li, H Sio, B Lahmann, A B Zylstra, H-S Park
A study of the transition from collisional to collisionless plasma flows has been carried out at the National Ignition Facility using high Mach number (M>4) counterstreaming plasmas. In these experiments, CD-CD and CD-CH planar foils separated by 6-10 mm are irradiated with laser energies of 250 kJ per foil, generating ∼1000  km/s plasma flows. Varying the foil separation distance scales the ion density and average bulk velocity and, therefore, the ion-ion Coulomb mean free path, at the interaction region at the midplane...
May 5, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523530/bag-1l-protects-sh-sy5y-neuroblastoma-cells-against-hypoxia-re-oxygenation-through-up-regulating-hsp70-and-activating-pi3k-akt-signaling-pathway
#17
Yun Wang, Chao Jia, Qing-Shu Li, Chun-Yu Xie, Nan Zhang, Yan Qu
BCL-2-associated athanogene-1(BAG-1) is a multifunctional and anti-apoptotic protein that was first identified as a binding partner of BCL-2. But the effects and mechanisms for BAG-1 against hypoxic damage is unclear up to now. Whether BAG-1 could protect the human brain against hypoxic damage through up-regulating 70 kDa heat shock proteins (HSP70) and PI3K/AKT pathway activation? In present study, we examined the changes of HSP70 and AKT and p-AKT protein level in SH-SY5Y cells with BAG-1L gene over-expression subjected to hypoxia/re-oxygenation injury...
May 18, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522336/geldanamycin-inhibits-fas-signaling-pathway-and-protects-neurons-against-ischemia
#18
Xiao-Hui Yin, Yan-Ling Han, Ying Zhuang, Jing-Zhi Yan, Chong Li
The inhibitor of Heat shock proteins 90, geldanamycin (GA), has been reported neuroprotective against both global and focal brain ischemia. To understand the mechanisms underlies the neuroprotection effect of GA, we investigated the relationship between GA pretreatment and Fas signaling pathway in rat global brain ischemia/reperfusion model in the present study. Results showed that GA attenuated neuron loss significantly in hippocampal CA1 region. Upon GA pretreatment, Mixed Lineage Kinase 3 (MLK3) expression and activation and FasL expression was decreased, the assembly of death-inducing signaling complex and activation of downstream apoptosis-associating proteins were inhibited along with neuroprotection...
May 15, 2017: Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521848/impacts-of-stocking-density-on-development-and-puberty-attainment-of-replacement-beef-heifers
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K M Schubach, R F Cooke, A P Brandão, K D Lippolis, L G T Silva, R S Marques, D W Bohnert
In all, 60 Angus×Hereford heifers were ranked by age and BW (210±2 days and 220±2 kg) on day 0, and assigned to: (a) one of three drylot pens (10×14 m pens; 10 heifers/pen) resulting in a stocking density of 14 m2/heifer (HIDENS; n=3), or (b) one of three pastures (25 ha pastures; 10 heifers/pasture), resulting in a stocking density of 25 000 m2/heifer (LOWDENS; n=3). Pastures were harvested for hay before the beginning of this experiment, and negligible forage was available for grazing to LOWDENS heifers during the experiment (days 0 to 182)...
May 19, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521110/ethanol-induced-stress-response-of-staphylococcus-aureus
#20
Jasmine M Pando, Richard F Pfeltz, Jesus A Cuaron, Vijayaraj Nagarajan, Mukti N Mishra, Nathanial J Torres, Mohamed O Elasri, Brian J Wilkinson, John E Gustafson
Transcriptional profiles of two unrelated clinical methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) isolates were analyzed following 10 % v/v ethanol challenge (15 min), which arrested growth but did not reduce viability. Ethanol-induced stress (EIS) resulted in differential gene expression of 1091 genes, 600 common to both strains, of which 291 were up-regulated. With the exception of the down-regulation of genes involved with osmotic stress functions, EIS resulted in the up-regulation of genes that contribute to stress response networks, notably those altered by oxidative stress, protein quality control in general, and heat shock in particular...
May 18, 2017: Canadian Journal of Microbiology
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