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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334294/an-examination-of-the-role-of-l-glutamate-and-inosine-5-monophosphate-in-hedonic-taste-guided-behavior-by-mice-lacking-the-t1r1-t1r3-receptor
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Ginger D Blonde, Alan C Spector
The heterodimeric T1R1 + T1R3 receptor is considered critical for normal signaling of L-glutamate and 5'-ribonucleotides in the oral cavity. However, some taste-guided responsiveness remains in mice lacking one subunit of the receptor, suggesting that other receptors are sufficient to support some behaviors. Here, mice lacking both receptor subunits (KO) and wild-type (WT, both n = 13) mice were tested in a battery of behavioral tests. Mice were trained and tested in gustometers with a concentration series of Maltrin-580, a maltodextrin, in a brief-access test (10-s trials) as a positive control...
March 17, 2017: Chemical Senses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330104/purification-and-characterization-of-the-enzymes-involved-in-nicotinamide-adenine-dinucleotide-degradation-by-penicillium-brevicompactum-nrc-829
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Thanaa Hamed Ali, Dina Helmy El-Ghonemy
The present study was conducted to investigate a new pathway for the degradation of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) by Penicillium brevicompactum NRC 829 extracts. Enzymes involved in the hydrolysis of NAD, i.e. alkaline phosphatase, aminohydrolase and glycohydrolase were determined. Alkaline phosphatase was found to catalyse the sequential hydrolysis of two phosphate moieties of NAD molecule to nicotinamide riboside plus adenosine. Adenosine was then deaminated by aminohydrolase to inosine and ammonia...
June 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325731/effects-of-genetic-deletion-of-soluble-5-nucleotidases-nt5c1a-and-nt5c2-on-ampk-activation-and-nucleotide-levels-in-contracting-mouse-skeletal-muscles
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Samanta Kviklyte, Didier Vertommen, Xavier Yerna, Harriet Andersén, Xiufeng Xu, Philippe Gailly, Mohammad Bohlooly-Y, Jan Oscarsson, Mark H Rider
AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) plays a key role in energy homeostasis and is activated in response to contraction-induced ATP depletion in skeletal muscle via a rise in intracellular AMP/ADP concentrations. AMP can be deaminated by AMP-deaminase to IMP, which is hydrolysed to inosine by cytosolic 5'-nucleotidase-II (NT5C2). AMP can also be hydrolysed to adenosine by cytosolic 5'-nucleotidase-IA (NT5C1A). Previous gene silencing and overexpression studies indicated control of AMPK activation by NT5C enzymes...
March 21, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303227/analysis-of-cordyceps-by-multi-column-liquid-chromatography
#4
Zhengming Qian, Shaoping Li
Cordyceps is a famous traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) that has been used in China for hundreds of years. In the present study a multi-column liquid chromatography (MC-LC) system was developed for the qualitative analysis of macromolecules and micromolecules in Cordyceps. The MC-LC system includes a size exclusion pre-column, a size exclusion column (SEC) and a reversed phase column (RP) which were controlled by column-switching valves. The sample was separated by the size exclusion pre-column into two fractions (macromolecules and micromolecules)...
March 2017: Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298229/a-novel-benzo-heterocyclic-amine-derivative-n30-inhibits-influenza-virus-replication-by-depression-of-inosine-5-monophospate-dehydrogenase-activity
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Jin Hu, Linlin Ma, Huiqiang Wang, Haiyan Yan, Dajun Zhang, Zhuorong Li, Jiandong Jiang, Yuhuan Li
BACKGROUD: Influenza virus is still a huge threat to the world-wide public health. Host inosine-5'- monophosphate dehydrogenase (IMPDH) involved in the synthesis of guanine nucleotides, is known to be a potential target to inhibit the replication of viruses. Herein, we evaluated antiviral activity of a benzo-heterocyclic amine derivative N30, which was designed to inhibit IMPDH. RESULTS: The results demonstrated that N30 inhibited the replication of H1N1, H3N2, influenza B viruses, including oseltamivir and amantadine resistant strains in vitro...
March 15, 2017: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295549/uric-acid-ameliorates-indomethacin-induced-enteropathy-in-mice-through-its-antioxidant-activity
#6
Yuichi Yasutake, Kengo Tomita, Masaaki Higashiyama, Hirotaka Furuhashi, Kazuhiko Shirakabe, Takeshi Takajo, Koji Maruta, Hirokazu Sato, Kazuyuki Narimatsu, Kenichi Yoshikawa, Yoshikiyo Okada, Chie Kurihara, Chikako Watanabe, Shunsuke Komoto, Shigeaki Nagao, Hirotaka Matsuo, Soichiro Miura, Ryota Hokari
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Uric acid is excreted from blood into the intestinal lumen, yet the roles of uric acid in intestinal diseases remain to be elucidated. In this study, we aimed to determine whether uric acid could reduce endpoints associated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)-induced enteropathy. METHODS: A mouse model of NSAID-induced enteropathy was generated by administering indomethacin intraperitoneally to 8-week-old male C57BL/6 mice, and then vehicle or uric acid was administered orally...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294336/adenosine-production-by-brain-cells
#7
Edwin K Jackson, Shawn E Kotermanski, Elizabeth V Menshikova, Raghvendra K Dubey, Travis C Jackson, Patrick M Kochanek
The early release of adenosine following traumatic brain injury (TBI) suppresses seizures and brain inflammation; thus, it is important to elucidate the cellular sources of adenosine following injurious stimuli triggered by TBI so that therapeutics for enhancing the early adenosine-release response can be optimized. Using mass spectrometry with (13) C-labelled standards, we investigated in cultured rat neurons, astrocytes, and microglia the effects of oxygen-glucose deprivation (OGD; models energy failure), H2 O2 (produces oxidative stress), and glutamate (induces excitotoxicity) on intracellular and extracellular levels of 5'-AMP (adenosine precursor), adenosine, and inosine and hypoxanthine (adenosine metabolites)...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294142/inosine-attenuates-spontaneous-activity-in-the-rat-neurogenic-bladder-through-an-a2b-pathway
#8
Claire Doyle, Vivian Cristofaro, Bryan S Sack, Stefan N Lukianov, Mattias Schäfer, Yeun Goo Chung, Maryrose P Sullivan, Rosalyn M Adam
Neurogenic detrusor overactivity (NDO) is among the most challenging complications of spinal cord injury (SCI). A recent report by us demonstrated an improvement in NDO in SCI rats following chronic systemic treatment with the purine nucleoside inosine. The objective of this study was to investigate the mechanism of action of inosine underlying improvement of NDO. Male Sprague-Dawley rats underwent complete spinal cord transection at T8. Inosine (1 mM) delivered intravesically to SCI rats during conscious cystometry significantly decreased the frequency of spontaneous non-voiding contractions...
March 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292464/intracellular-acidification-increases-adenosine-transport-in-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells
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Natalia Celis, Joaquín Araos, Carlos Sanhueza, Fernando Toledo, Ana R Beltrán, Fabián Pardo, Andrea Leiva, Marco A Ramírez, Luis Sobrevia
INTRODUCTION: Adenosine is taken up via human equilibrative nucleoside transporters 1 (hENT1) and 2 (hENT2) at a physiological extracellular pH (pHo ∼7.4) in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs). Acidic pHo increases the uptake of adenosine and 5-hydroxytryptamine (5HT) via hENT4 in this cell type. However, modulation of hENT1 and hENT2 transport activity by the pHi is unknown. We investigated whether hENT1 and hENT2-adenosine transport was regulated by acidic pHi. METHODS: HUVECs loaded with a pH sensitive probe were subjected to 0...
March 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290687/direct-nmr-evidence-that-transient-tautomeric-and-anionic-states-in-dg%C3%A2-dt-form-watson-crick-like-base-pairs
#10
Eric S Szymanski, Isaac J Kimsey, Hashim M Al-Hashimi
The replicative and translational machinery utilizes the unique geometry of canonical G·C and A·T/U Watson-Crick base pairs to discriminate against DNA and RNA mismatches in order to ensure high fidelity replication, transcription, and translation. There is growing evidence that spontaneous errors occur when mismatches adopt a Watson-Crick-like geometry through tautomerization and/or ionization of the bases. Studies employing NMR relaxation dispersion recently showed that wobble dG·dT and rG·rU mismatches in DNA and RNA duplexes transiently form tautomeric and anionic species with probabilities (≈0...
March 20, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282902/lactobacillus-gasseri-pa-3-uses-the-purines-imp-inosine-and-hypoxanthine-and-reduces-their-absorption-in-rats
#11
Naruomi Yamada, Chizuru Saito-Iwamoto, Marie Nakamura, Misato Soeda, Yoshika Chiba, Hiroshi Kano, Yukio Asami
Excessive intake of purine-rich foods elevates serum levels of uric acid. Animal and fish meats contain high amounts of inosine and its related purines, and the reduction of taking those purines is crucial for the improvement of serum uric acid levels. We previously showed that Lactobacillus gasseri PA-3 (PA-3) incorporates adenosine and its related purines and that oral treatment with PA-3 reduced adenosine absorption in rats. This study investigated whether PA-3 also incorporates IMP (inosine 5'-monophosphate), inosine, and hypoxanthine, and whether it reduces their absorption in rats...
March 8, 2017: Microorganisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282871/factors%C3%A2-that%C3%A2-shape%C3%A2-eukaryotic%C3%A2-trnaomes-%C3%A2-processing-%C3%A2-modification%C3%A2-and%C3%A2-anticodon-codon%C3%A2-use
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Richard J Maraia, Aneeshkumar G Arimbasseri
Transfer RNAs (tRNAs) contain sequence diversity beyond their anticodons and the large variety of nucleotide modifications found in all kingdoms of life. Some modifications stabilize structure and fit in the ribosome whereas those to the anticodon loop modulate messenger RNA (mRNA) decoding activity more directly. The identities of tRNAs with some universal anticodon loop modifications vary among distant and parallel species, likely to accommodate fine tuning for their translation systems. This plasticity in positions 34 (wobble) and 37 is reflected in codon use bias...
March 8, 2017: Biomolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282384/adaptation-of-a-to-i-rna-editing-in-drosophila
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Yuange Duan, Shengqian Dou, Shiqi Luo, Hong Zhang, Jian Lu
Adenosine-to-inosine (A-to-I) editing is hypothesized to facilitate adaptive evolution by expanding proteomic diversity through an epigenetic approach. However, it is challenging to provide evidences to support this hypothesis at the whole editome level. In this study, we systematically characterized 2,114 A-to-I RNA editing sites in female and male brains of D. melanogaster, and nearly half of these sites had events evolutionarily conserved across Drosophila species. We detected strong signatures of positive selection on the nonsynonymous editing sites in Drosophila brains, and the beneficial editing sites were significantly enriched in genes related to chemical and electrical neurotransmission...
March 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266523/abnormalities-in-a-to-i-rna-editing-patterns-in-cns-injuries-correlate-with-dynamic-changes-in-cell-type-composition
#14
Nurit Gal-Mark, Lea Shallev, Sahar Sweetat, Michal Barak, Jin Billy Li, Erez Y Levanon, Eli Eisenberg, Oded Behar
Adenosine to Inosine (A-to-I) RNA editing is a co- or post-transcriptional mechanism that modifies genomically encoded nucleotides at the RNA level. A-to-I RNA editing is abundant in the brain, and altered editing levels have been reported in various neurological pathologies and following spinal cord injury (SCI). The prevailing concept is that the RNA editing process itself is dysregulated by brain pathologies. Here we analyzed recent RNA-seq data, and found that, except for few mammalian conserved editing sites, editing is significantly higher in neurons than in other cell populations of the brain...
March 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258148/biosynthesis-of-2-chloropentostatin-and-2-amino-2-deoxyadenosine-highlights-a-single-gene-cluster-performing-two-independent-pathways-in-actinomadura-sp-atcc-39365
#15
Yaojie Gao, Gudan Xu, Pan Wu, Jin Liu, You-Sheng Cai, Zixin Deng, Wenqing Chen
2' -chloropentostatin (2' -Cl PTN, 2' -chloro-2' -deoxycoformycin) and 2' -amino-2' -deoxyadenosine (2' -Amino dA) are two adenosine-derived nucleoside antibiotics co-produced by Actinomadura sp. ATCC 39365. 2' -Cl PTN is a potent adenosine deaminase (ADA) inhibitor featuring an intriguing 1,3-diazepine ring as well as a chlorination at C-2' of ribose, and 2' -Amino dA is an adenosine analog showing bioactivity against RNA-type virus infection. However, the biosynthetic logic of them has remained poorly understood...
March 3, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238072/gill-damage-and-neurotoxicity-of-ammonia-nitrogen-on-the-clam-ruditapes-philippinarum
#16
Ming Cong, Huifeng Wu, Haiping Yang, Jianmin Zhao, Jiasen Lv
Ammonia nitrogen has been a potential menace to aquatic animals along the coastline of China. Presently, the toxicological effects of ammonia nitrogen were mainly concentrated on fishes, while little attention has been paid to molluscs. In this study, the clam Ruditapes philippinarum was used as the target animal to investigate the toxic effects of ammonia nitrogen. Our results showed that ammonia exposure could significantly reduce the integrity of lysosomes in a dose-dependent manner. Metabolite analysis revealed that exposure doses and duration time of ammonia nitrogen could affect the variation profiles of gill metabolites...
February 25, 2017: Ecotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230819/chornobyl-catastrophe-cytogenetic-effects-of-low-dose-ionizing-radiation-and-their-modification
#17
E A Domina
Among the long-term effects of the Chornobyl disaster the greatest concern of international medical and scientific community is given to the established fact of excess of the spontaneous level of cancer incidence in the exposed population. According to mo-dern concepts, the accumulation of chromosome aberrations, especially in radiosensitive cells, could be potentially oncogenic, and low doses of ionizing radiation could be promoters of the radiation-induced carcinogenesis. The results of our studies have shown that such substances as thymalin, inosine, ascorbic acid, caffeine could modify radiation-induced cytogenetic effects in peripheral blood lymphocytes of healthy individuals and exert protective or sensitizing action dependent on their concentrations, cell radiosensitivity, dose of irradiation, and relative biologic effectiveness of ionizing radiation...
December 2016: Experimental Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225907/characterisation-of-iunh-gene-knockout-strain-from-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
#18
Anne Drumond Villela, Valnês da Silva Rodrigues, Antônio Frederico Michel Pinto, Priscila Lamb Wink, Zilpa Adriana Sánchez-Quitian, Guilherme Oliveira Petersen, Maria Martha Campos, Luiz Augusto Basso, Diógenes Santiago Santos
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease caused mainly by the bacillus Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The better understanding of important metabolic pathways from M. tuberculosis can contribute to the development of novel therapeutic and prophylactic strategies to combat TB. Nucleoside hydrolase (MtIAGU-NH), encoded by iunH gene (Rv3393), is an enzyme from purine salvage pathway in M. tuberculosis. MtIAGU-NH accepts inosine, adenosine, guanosine, and uridine as substrates, which may point to a pivotal metabolic role...
March 2017: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219769/epitranscriptomic-regulation-of-viral-replication
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REVIEW
Camila Pereira-Montecinos, Fernando Valiente-Echeverría, Ricardo Soto-Rifo
RNA plays central roles in biology and novel functions and regulation mechanisms are constantly emerging. To accomplish some of their functions within the cell, RNA molecules undergo hundreds of chemical modifications from which N6-methyladenosine (m(6)A), inosine (I), pseudouridine (ψ) and 5-methylcytosine (5mC) have been described in eukaryotic mRNA. Interestingly, the m(6)A modification was shown to be reversible, adding novel layers of regulation of gene expression through what is now recognized as epitranscriptomics...
February 17, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217931/how-do-adars-bind-rna-new-protein-rna-structures-illuminate-substrate-recognition-by-the-rna-editing-adars
#20
Justin M Thomas, Peter A Beal
Deamination of adenosine in RNA to form inosine has wide ranging consequences on RNA function including amino acid substitution to give proteins not encoded in the genome. What determines which adenosines in an mRNA are subject to this modification reaction? The answer lies in an understanding of the mechanism and substrate recognition properties of adenosine deaminases that act on RNA (ADARs). Our recent publication of X-ray crystal structures of the human ADAR2 deaminase domain bound to RNA editing substrates shed considerable light on how the catalytic domains of these enzymes bind RNA and promote adenosine deamination...
February 20, 2017: BioEssays: News and Reviews in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
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