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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734978/insights-into-the-functional-properties-of-the-marneral-oxidase-cyp71a16-from-arabidopsis-thaliana
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Sarah Kranz-Finger, Osama Mahmoud, Esther Ricklefs, Nikolas Ditz, Patrick J Bakkes, Vlada B Urlacher
The Arabidopsis thaliana gene encoding CYP71A16 is part of the gene cluster for the biosynthesis and modification of the triterpenoid marneral. Previous investigations of A. thaliana have revealed that CYP71A16 oxidizes marneral, while it also can accept marnerol as substrate. The aim of the present study was to investigate functional properties of CYP71A16 in vitro. For this purpose, heterologous expression of a N-terminally modified version of CYP71A16 was established in Escherichia coli, which yielded up to 50mg·L(-1) recombinant enzyme...
July 19, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734977/modulation-of-the-interaction-between-human-p450-3a4-and-b-megaterium-reductase-via-engineered-loops
#2
Silvia Castrignanò, Serena D'Avino, Giovanna Di Nardo, Gianluca Catucci, Sheila J Sadeghi, Gianfranco Gilardi
Chimerogenesis involving cytochromes P450 is a successful approach to generate catalytically self-sufficient enzymes. However, the connection between the different functional modules should allow a certain degree of flexibility in order to obtain functional and catalytically efficient proteins. We previously applied the molecular Lego approach to develop a chimeric P450 3A4 enzyme linked to the reductase domain of P450 BM3 (BMR). Three constructs were designed with the connecting loop containing no glycine, 3 glycine or 5 glycine residues and showed a different catalytic activity and coupling efficiency...
July 19, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730410/engineering-of-the-cytochrome-p450-monooxygenase-system-for-benzyl-maltol-hydroxylation
#3
Iori Kozono, Kousuke Mihara, Kazuyuki Minagawa, Makoto Hibi, Jun Ogawa
Maltol derivatives are utilized in a variety of fields due to their metal-chelating abilities, and modification of the 2-methyl side chain is known to effectively expand their functional diversity. In the present study, microbial enzymes were screened for hydroxylating activity towards the 2-methyl group in a maltol derivative, 3-benzyloxy-2-methyl-4-pyrone (BMAL). Novosphingobium sp. SB32149 was found to have the ability to convert BMAL into 3-benzyloxy-2-hydroxymethyl-4-pyrone (BMAL-OH). The enzymes responsible, a cytochrome P450 monooxygenase (P450nov), a ferredoxin (FDXnov), and a ferredoxin reductase (FDRnov), were identified in the SB32149 strain...
July 20, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724407/characterization-of-the-cytochrome-p450-monooxygenase-genes-p450ome-from-the-carotenogenic-yeast-xanthophyllomyces-dendrorhous
#4
Pamela Córdova, Ana-María Gonzalez, David R Nelson, María-Soledad Gutiérrez, Marcelo Baeza, Víctor Cifuentes, Jennifer Alcaíno
BACKGROUND: The cytochromes P450 (P450s) are a large superfamily of heme-containing monooxygenases involved in the oxidative metabolism of an enormous diversity of substrates. These enzymes require electrons for their activity, and the electrons are supplied by NAD(P)H through a P450 electron donor system, which is generally a cytochrome P450 reductase (CPR). The yeast Xanthophyllomyces dendrorhous has evolved an exclusive P450-CPR system that specializes in the synthesis of astaxanthin, a carotenoid with commercial potential...
July 19, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714002/identification-of-key-genes-in-gram%C3%A2-positive-and-gram%C3%A2-negative-sepsis-using-stochastic-perturbation
#5
Zhenliang Li, Ying Zhang, Yaling Liu, Yanchun Liu, Youyi Li
Sepsis is an inflammatory response to pathogens (such as Gram‑positive and Gram‑negative bacteria), which has high morbidity and mortality in critically ill patients. The present study aimed to identify the key genes in Gram‑positive and Gram‑negative sepsis. GSE6535 was downloaded from Gene Expression Omnibus, containing 17 control samples, 18 Gram‑positive samples and 25 Gram‑negative samples. Subsequently, the limma package in R was used to screen the differentially expressed genes (DEGs). Hierarchical clustering was conducted for the specific DEGs in Gram‑negative and Gram‑negative samples using cluster software and the TreeView software...
September 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713355/respiratory-pathways-reconstructed-by-multi-omics-analysis-in-melioribacter-roseus-residing-in-a-deep-thermal-aquifer-of-the-west-siberian-megabasin
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Sergey Gavrilov, Olga Podosokorskaya, Dmitry Alexeev, Alexander Merkel, Maria Khomyakova, Maria Muntyan, Ilya Altukhov, Ivan Butenko, Elizaveta Bonch-Osmolovskaya, Vadim Govorun, Ilya Kublanov
Melioribacter roseus, a representative of recently proposed Ignavibacteriae phylum, is a metabolically versatile thermophilic bacterium, inhabiting subsurface biosphere of the West-Siberian megabasin and capable of growing on various substrates and electron acceptors. Genomic analysis followed by inhibitor studies and membrane potential measurements of aerobically grown M. roseus cells revealed the activity of aerobic respiratory electron transfer chain comprised of respiratory complexes I and IV, and an alternative complex III...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710782/identification-and-functional-analysis-of-two-p450-enzymes-of-gossypium-hirsutum-involved-in-dmnt-and-tmtt-biosynthesis
#7
Danfeng Liu, Xinzheng Huang, Weixia Jing, Xingkui An, Qiang Zhang, Hong Zhang, Jingjiang Zhou, Yongjun Zhang, Yuyuan Guo
The homoterpenes (3E)-4,8-dimethyl-1,3,7-nonatriene (DMNT) and (E,E)-4,8,12-trimethyl-1,3,7,11-tridecatetraene (TMTT) are major herbivore-induced plant volatiles (HIPV) that can attract predatory or parasitic arthropods to protect injured plants from herbivore attack. In the present study, DMNT and TMTT were confirmed to be emitted from cotton (Gossypium hirsutum) plants infested with chewing caterpillars or sucking bugs. Two CYP genes (GhCYP82L1 and GhCYP82L2) involved in homoterpene biosynthesis in G. hirsutum were newly identified and characterized...
July 15, 2017: Plant Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706181/effects-of-an-enriched-extract-of-paeoniflorin-a-monoterpene-glycoside-used-in-chinese-herbal-medicine-on-cholesterol-metabolism-in-a-hyperlipidemic-rat-model
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Huiming Hu, Qiaoqiao Zhu, Jie Su, Yajun Wu, Yanchen Zhu, Yin Wang, Hui Fang, Minxia Pang, Bo Li, Suhong Chen, Guiyuan Lv
BACKGROUND Paeoniflorin is a monoterpene glycoside extracted from the roots of Paeonia lactiflora and is used in Chinese herbal medicine to treat hyperlipidemia. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of an enriched extract of paeoniflorin on cholesterol levels, hemodynamics, and oxidative stress in a hyperlipidemic rat model. MATERIAL AND METHODS Male Sprague-Dawley rats were fed high-cholesterol diets and treated with three different doses of paeoniflorin for 12 weeks. The effects of paeoniflorin treatment were assessed on cholesterol levels, cholesterol metabolism, red blood cell vascular flow using hemorheology, antioxidant enzymes, and expression of the rate-limiting enzyme in the mevalonate pathway, 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutharyl-coenzyme A reductase (HMG-CoAR)...
July 14, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700330/translocation-of-heme-oxygenase-1-contributes-to-imatinib-resistance-in-chronic-myelogenous-leukemia
#9
Bianca Schaefer, Soenke Behrends
Heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) degrades heme to bilirubin. In addition, it is upregulated in malignant disease and has been described as an important factor for cancer prognosis and therapy. Under physiological conditions HO-1 is anchored to the endoplasmic reticulum (ER). Under stress conditions HO-1 can be cleaved and subsequently translocates to the cytosol and nucleus.In this study we systematically investigated the influence of HO-1's catabolic activity and subcellular localization on resistance against the tyrosine kinase inhibitor imatinib in leukemia cells by confocal laser scanning microscopy, hemoglobin synthesis experiments and cell viability assays...
June 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690182/functional-characterization-of-a-soluble-nadph-cytochrome-p450-reductase-from-fusarium-graminearum
#10
Thomas Etzerodt, Karl Wetterhorn, Giuseppe Dionisio, Ivan Rayment
Fusarium head blight is a devastating disease in wheat caused by some fungal pathogens of the Fusarium genus mainly F. graminearum, due to accumulation of toxic trichothecenes. Most of the trichothecene biosynthetic pathway has been mapped, although some proteins of the pathway remain uncharacterized, including an NADPH-cytochrome P450 reductase. We subcloned a F. graminearum cytochrome P450 reductase that might be involved in the trichothecene biosynthesis. It was expressed heterologously in E. coli as N-terminal truncated form with an octahistidine tag for purification...
July 6, 2017: Protein Expression and Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687989/screening-novel-autoantigens-targeted-by-serum-igg-autoantibodies-in-immunorelated-pancytopenia-by-serex
#11
Shanfeng Hao, Rong Fu, Huaquan Wang, Zonghong Shao
Immunorelated pancytopenia (IRP) is characterized by pancytopenia caused by autoantibody-mediated destruction or suppression of bone marrow. However, the autoantigens targeted by autoantibodies in IRP remain unclear. In the present study, we screened novel autoantigens in IRP by serological analysis of recombinant cDNA expression libraries and compared anti-UQCR10 antibody levels between IRP and normal controls detected by immunoblotting. Our results indicate that we successfully constructed the K562 cDNA library, which we used to screen seven candidate autoantigens expressed in haematopoietic cells of IRP: ferritin, light polypeptide, ubiquinol-cytochrome c reductase, complex III subunit X (UQCR10), multifunctional methyl-transferase subunit TRM112-like protein isoform 1 (TRMT112), hemoglobin gamma-G, stathmin 1 (STMN1), transcript variant 3, phosphoglycerate kinase 1 (PGK1), and trafficking protein particle complex subunit 4 (TRAPPC4)...
July 7, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687647/the-deep-sea-bacterium-shewanella-piezotolerans-wp3-has-two-dmso-reductases-in-distinct-subcellular-locations
#12
Lei Xiong, Huahua Jian, Xiang Xiao
Dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) acts as a substantial sink for dimethyl sulfide (DMS) in deep waters and is therefore considered a potential electron acceptor supporting abyssal ecosystems. Shewanella piezotolerans WP3 was isolated from west Pacific deep-sea sediments, and two functional DMSO respiratory subsystems are essential for maximum growth of WP3 under in situ conditions (4°C/20 MPa). However, the relationship between these two subsystems and the electron transport pathway underlying DMSO reduction by WP3 remain unknown...
July 7, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677809/inhibition-of-aldose-reductase-ameliorates-alcoholic-liver-disease-by-activating-ampk-and-modulating-oxidative-stress-and-inflammatory-cytokines
#13
Changxuan Shi, Yuanfang Wang, Jing Gao, Si Chen, Xiangqian Zhao, Chengchao Cai, Chang Guo, Longxin Qiu
Aldose reductase (AR) expression is elevated in the livers of patients with alcoholic liver diseases. However, the role of AR in the development of alcoholic liver diseases remains unclear. The aim of the present study was to determine the effect of AR inhibition on ethanol‑induced hepatosteatosis in vivo and in vitro, and to identify possible underlying molecular mechanisms. Alcoholic fatty livers were induced in C57BL/6 mice by feeding the mice with Lieber‑DeCarli liquid diets. The expression of AR protein was elevated in the liver tissue of C57BL/6 mice fed with an ethanol diet and in mouse AML12 liver cells exposed to ethanol...
September 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676853/overexpression-of-ubiquinol-cytochrome-c-reductase-core-protein-1-may-protect-h9c2-cardiac-cells-by-binding-with-zinc
#14
Tingting Yi, Xiaoxiao Wu, Zonghong Long, Guangyou Duan, Zhuoxi Wu, Hong Li, Huifang Chen, Xiaoying Zhou
In several recent studies, proteomics analyses suggest that increase of ubiquinol-cytochrome c reductase core protein 1 (UQCRC1) is cardio-protective. However, direct evidence for this effect has not yet been obtained. Thus, the current study aimed to determine this effect and the mechanism underlying this effect. The results showed that overexpression of UQCRC1 protected H9c2 cardiac cells against in vitro simulated ischemia-reperfusion by maintaining mitochondrial membrane potential and suppressing the expression of caspase-3...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671819/efficient-reduction-of-vertebrate-cytoglobins-by-the-cytochrome-b5-cytochrome-b5-reductase-nadh-system
#15
Matthew B Amdahl, Courtney E Sparacino-Watkins, Paola Corti, Mark T Gladwin, Jesús Tejero
Cytoglobin is a heme-containing protein ubiquitous in mammalian tissues. Unlike the evolutionarily related proteins hemoglobin and myoglobin, cytoglobin shows a six-coordinated heme binding, with the heme iron coordinated by two histidine side chains. Cytoglobin is involved in cytoprotection pathways through yet undefined mechanisms, and it has recently been demonstrated that cytoglobin has redox signaling properties via nitric oxide (NO) and nitrite metabolism. The reduced, ferrous cytoglobin can bind oxygen and will react with NO in a dioxygenation reaction to form nitrate, which dampens NO signaling...
July 19, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668220/modulation-of-protein-function-in-membrane-mimetics-characterization-of-p-denitrificans-cnor-in-nanodiscs-or-liposomes
#16
Josy Ter Beek, Maximilian Kahle, Pia Ädelroth
For detailed functional characterization, membrane proteins are usually studied in detergent. However, it is becoming clear that detergent micelles are often poor mimics of the lipid environment in which these proteins function. In this work we compared the catalytic properties of the membrane-embedded cytochrome c-dependent nitric oxide reductase (cNOR) from Paracoccus (P.) denitrificans in detergent, lipid/protein nanodiscs, and proteoliposomes. We used two different lipid mixtures, an extract of soybean lipids and a defined mix of synthetic lipids mimicking the original P...
June 28, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665167/altered-hepatic-drug-metabolizing-activity-in-rats-suffering-from-hypoxemia-with-experimentally-induced-acute-lung-impairment
#17
Yuki Hori, Yasumasa Shimizu, Tetsuya Aiba
1. Hepatic drug-metabolizing activity was investigated in vitro with liver microsomes prepared from rats suffering from hypoxemia with experimentally induced acute lung impairment (ALI). 2. Male Wistar rats received an intrabronchial administration of dilute hydrochloride solution for ALI induction. Pooled liver microsomes were prepared for the normal and ALI rats, and the hepatic drug metabolism mediated by cytochrome P450 (CYP) 3A was examined in an incubation study with the microsomes. 3. The NADPH-dependent metabolism of midazolam significantly increases in ALI rats as compared with that in normal rats...
June 30, 2017: Xenobiotica; the Fate of Foreign Compounds in Biological Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655775/the-iron-chaperone-poly-rc-binding-protein-2-forms-a-metabolon-with-the-heme-oxygenase-1-cytochrome-p450-reductase-complex-for-heme-catabolism-and-iron-transfer
#18
Izumi Yanatori, Des R Richardson, Shinya Toyokuni, Fumio Kishi
Mammals incorporate a major proportion of absorbed iron as heme, which is catabolized by the heme oxygenase 1 (HO1)/NADPH-cytochrome P450 reductase (CPR) complex into biliverdin, carbon monoxide, and ferrous iron. Moreover, intestinal iron is incorporated as ferrous iron, which is transported via the iron importer, divalent metal transporter 1 (DMT1). Recently, we demonstrated that the iron chaperone poly(rC)-binding protein 2 (PCBP2) can directly receive ferrous iron from DMT1 or transfer iron to the iron exporter, ferroportin 1...
June 27, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654297/eriodictyol-not-its-glucuronide-metabolites-attenuates-acetaminophen-induced-hepatotoxicity
#19
Ling Ye, Zhaoyu Wang, Yao Lan, Minghao Chen, Cailing Wen, Yanxian Hu, Zhong Qiu Liu
Acetaminophen (APAP) is one of the most commonly used oral analgesics and antipyretics, but hepatotoxicity including liver failure may occur after overdose. The therapeutic options for treating APAP hepatotoxicity are limited. Eriodictyol, a dietary flavonoid with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, was used here to determine its protective effects against APAP-induced hepatotoxicity in mice. Various administration routes and pharmacokinetics-pharmacodynamics (PK-PD) analyses were used to determine these effects...
June 27, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654199/imidacloprid-is-hydroxylated-by-laodelphax-striatellus-cyp6ay3v2
#20
R Wang, Y Zhu, L Deng, H Zhang, Q Wang, M Yin, P Song, M E A Elzaki, Z Han, M Wu
Laodelphax striatellus (Fallén) is one of the most destructive pests of rice, and has developed high resistance to imidacloprid. Our previous work indicated a strong association between imidacloprid resistance and the overexpression of a cytochrome P450 gene CYP6AY3v2 in a L. striatellus imidacloprid resistant strain (Imid-R). In this study, a transgenic Drosophila melanogaster line that overexpressed the L. striatellus CYP6AY3v2 gene was established and was found to confer increased levels of imidacloprid resistance...
June 27, 2017: Insect Molecular Biology
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