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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228763/cardiolipin-supports-respiratory-enzymes-in-plants-in-different-ways
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Jakob Petereit, Kenta Katayama, Christin Lorenz, Linda Ewert, Peter Schertl, Andreas Kitsche, Hajime Wada, Margrit Frentzen, Hans-Peter Braun, Holger Eubel
In eukaryotes the presence of the dimeric phospholipid cardiolipin (CL) is limited to the mitochondrial membranes. It resides predominantly in the inner membrane where it interacts with components of the mitochondrial electron transfer chain. CL deficiency has previously been shown to affect abundances of the plant NADH-dehydrogenase complex and its association with dimeric cyctochrome c reductase. Using an Arabidopsis thaliana knock-out mutant for the final enzyme of CL biosynthesis we here extend current knowledge on the dependence of plant respiration on CL...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225078/distribution-of-valence-electrons-of-the-flavin-cofactor-in-nadh-cytochrome-b5-reductase
#2
Kiyofumi Takaba, Kazuki Takeda, Masayuki Kosugi, Taro Tamada, Kunio Miki
Flavin compounds such as flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD), flavin mononucleotide and riboflavin make up the active centers in flavoproteins that facilitate various oxidoreductive processes. The fine structural features of the hydrogens and valence electrons of the flavin molecules in the protein environment are critical to the functions of the flavoproteins. However, information on these features cannot be obtained from conventional protein X-ray analyses at ordinary resolution. Here we report the charge density analysis of a flavoenzyme, NADH-cytochrome b5 reductase (b5R), at an ultra-high resolution of 0...
February 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223967/secretome-prediction-of-two-m-tuberculosis-clinical-isolates-reveals-their-high-antigenic-density-and-potential-drug-targets
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Fernanda Cornejo-Granados, Zyanya L Zatarain-Barrón, Vito A Cantu-Robles, Alfredo Mendoza-Vargas, Camilo Molina-Romero, Filiberto Sánchez, Luis Del Pozo-Yauner, Rogelio Hernández-Pando, Adrián Ochoa-Leyva
The Excreted/Secreted (ES) proteins play important roles during Mycobacterium tuberculosis invasion, virulence, and survival inside the host and they are a major source of immunogenic proteins. However, the molecular complexity of the bacillus cell wall has made difficult the experimental isolation of the total bacterial ES proteins. Here, we reported the genomes of two Beijing genotype M. tuberculosis clinical isolates obtained from patients from Vietnam (isolate 46) and South Africa (isolate 48). We developed a bioinformatics pipeline to predict their secretomes and observed that ~12% of the genome-encoded proteins are ES, being PE, PE-PGRS, and PPE the most abundant protein domains...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218611/auranofin-an-inhibitor-of-thioredoxin-reductase-induces-apoptosis-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-hep3b-cells-by-generation-of-reactive-oxygen-species
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Hyun Hwang-Bo, Jin-Woo Jeong, Min Ho Han, Cheol Park, Su-Hyun Hong, Gi-Young Kim, Sung-Kwon Moon, Jaehun Cheong, Wun-Jae Kim, Young Hyun Yoo, Yung Hyun Choi
Mammalian thioredoxin reductase (TrxR) plays a vital role in restoring cellular redox balance disrupted by reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation and oxidative damage. Here, we evaluated whether auranofin, a selective inhibitor of TrxR, could serve as a potential anti-cancer agent through its selective targeting of TrxR activity in Hep3B hepatocellular carcinoma cells. Auranofin treatment reduced the TrxR activity of these cells and induced apoptosis, which were accompanied by up-regulation of death receptors (DRs) and activation of caspases, as well as promotion of proteolytic degradation of poly(ADP-ribose)-polymerase...
February 20, 2017: General Physiology and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214969/attached-and-suspended-denitrifier-communities-in-pristine-limestone-aquifers-harbor-high-fractions-of-potential-autotrophs-oxidizing-reduced-iron-and-sulfur-compounds
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M Herrmann, S Opitz, R Harzer, K U Totsche, K Küsel
Oxygen and nitrate availability as well as the presence of suitable organic or inorganic electron donors are strong drivers of denitrification; however, the factors influencing denitrifier abundance and community composition in pristine aquifers are not well understood. We explored the denitrifier community structure of suspended and attached groundwater microorganisms in two superimposed limestone aquifer assemblages with contrasting oxygen regime in the Hainich Critical Zone Exploratory (Germany). Attached communities were retrieved from freshly crushed parent rock material which had been exposed for colonization in two groundwater wells (12...
February 18, 2017: Microbial Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199961/proteomic-analysis-of-laser-capture-microdissected-focal-lesions-in-a-rat-model-of-progenitor-marker-positive-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Adeola O Adebayo Michael, Nagib Ahsan, Valerie Zabala, Heather Francois-Vaughan, Stephanie Post, Kate E Brilliant, Arthur R Salomon, Jennifer A Sanders, Philip A Gruppuso
We have shown previously that rapamycin, the canonical inhibitor of the mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) complex 1, markedly inhibits the growth of focal lesions in the resistant hepatocyte (Solt-Farber) model of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in the rat. In the present study, we characterized the proteome of persistent, pre-neoplastic focal lesions in this model. One group was administered rapamycin by subcutaneous pellet for 3 weeks following partial hepatectomy and euthanized 4 weeks after the cessation of rapamycin...
February 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154498/reverse-methanogenesis-and-respiration-in-methanotrophic-archaea
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Peer H A Timmers, Cornelia U Welte, Jasper J Koehorst, Caroline M Plugge, Mike S M Jetten, Alfons J M Stams
Anaerobic oxidation of methane (AOM) is catalyzed by anaerobic methane-oxidizing archaea (ANME) via a reverse and modified methanogenesis pathway. Methanogens can also reverse the methanogenesis pathway to oxidize methane, but only during net methane production (i.e., "trace methane oxidation"). In turn, ANME can produce methane, but only during net methane oxidation (i.e., enzymatic back flux). Net AOM is exergonic when coupled to an external electron acceptor such as sulfate (ANME-1, ANME-2abc, and ANME-3), nitrate (ANME-2d), or metal (oxides)...
2017: Archaea: An International Microbiological Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141544/the-monoheme-cytochrome-c-subunit-of-alternative-complex-iii-is-a-direct-electron-donor-to-caa3-oxygen-reductase-in-rhodothermus-marinus
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Patrícia N Refojo, Filipa Calisto, Miguel A Ribeiro, Miguel Teixeira, Manuela M Pereira
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 31, 2017: Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139373/development-of-caco-2-cells-co-expressing-cyp3a4-and-nadph-cytochrome-p450-reductase-using-a-human-artificial-chromosome-for-the-prediction-of-intestinal-extraction-ratio-of-cyp3a4-substrates
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Toru Takenaka, Kanako Kazuki, Naomoto Harada, Jiro Kuze, Masato Chiba, Takahiro Iwao, Tamihide Matsunaga, Satoshi Abe, Mitsuo Oshimura, Yasuhiro Kazuki
The Caco-2 cells co-expressing cytochrome P450 (CYP) 3A4 and NADPH-cytochrome P450 reductase (CPR) were developed using a human artificial chromosome (HAC) vector. The CYP3A4 and CPR genes were cloned into the HAC vector in CHO cells using the Cre-loxP system, and the microcell-mediated chromosome transfer technique was used to transfer the CYP3A4-CPR-HAC vector to Caco-2 cells. After seeding onto semipermeable culture inserts, the CYP3A4-CPR-HAC/Caco-2 cells were found to form tight monolayers, similar to the parental cells, as demonstrated by the high transepithelial electrical resistance (TEER) value and comparable permeability of non-CYP3A4 substrates between parent and CYP3A4-CPR-HAC/Caco-2 cell monolayers...
August 26, 2016: Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131879/heterologous-expression-of-halomonas-halodenitrificans-nitric-oxide-reductase-and-its-n-terminally-truncated-norc-subunit-in-escherichia-coli
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Nobuhiko Sakurai, Kunishige Kataoka, Noriko Sugaya, Takaki Shimodaira, Mie Iwamoto, Munehiro Shoda, Hajime Horiuchi, Miyuki Kiyono, Yasuke Ohta, Bambang Triwiyono, Daisuke Seo, Takeshi Sakurai
Halomonas halodenitrificans nitric oxide reductase (NOR) is the membrane-bound heterodimer complex of NorC, which contains a low-spin heme c center, and NorB, which contains a low-spin heme b center, a high-spin heme b3 center, and a non-heme FeB center. The soluble domain of NorC, NorC* (ΔMet1-Val37) was heterologously expressed in Escherichia coli using expression plasmids harboring the truncated norC gene deleted of its 84 5'-terminal nucleotides. Analogous scission of the N-terminal helix as the membrane anchor took place when the whole norC gene was used...
January 21, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115711/metastable-radical-state-nonreactive-with-oxygen-is-inherent-to-catalysis-by-respiratory-and-photosynthetic-cytochromes-bc1-b6f
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Marcin Sarewicz, Łukasz Bujnowicz, Satarupa Bhaduri, Sandeep K Singh, William A Cramer, Artur Osyczka
Oxygenic respiration and photosynthesis based on quinone redox reactions face a danger of wasteful energy dissipation by diversion of the productive electron transfer pathway through the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Nevertheless, the widespread quinone oxido-reductases from the cytochrome bc family limit the amounts of released ROS to a low, perhaps just signaling, level through an as-yet-unknown mechanism. Here, we propose that a metastable radical state, nonreactive with oxygen, safely holds electrons at a local energetic minimum during the oxidation of plastohydroquinone catalyzed by the chloroplast cytochrome b6f This intermediate state is formed by interaction of a radical with a metal cofactor of a catalytic site...
February 7, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111842/detoxification-of-benzo-a-pyrene-primarily-depends-on-cytochrome-p450-while-bioactivation-involves-additional-oxidoreductases-including-5-lipoxygenase-cyclooxygenase-and-aldo-keto-reductase-in-the-liver
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Liupeng Wang, Wenwei Xu, Leilei Ma, Suxing Zhang, Kezhi Zhang, Peizhen Ye, Guozhen Xing, Xuefeng Zhang, Yiyi Cao, Jing Xi, Jun Gu, Yang Luan
Cytochrome P450s are involved in detoxification and activation of benzo[a]pyrene (BaP) with unclear balance and unknown contribution of other oxidoreductases. Here, we investigated the BaP and BaP-induced mutagenicity in hepatic and extra-hepatic tissues using hepatic P450 reductase null (HRN) gpt mice. After 2-week treatment (50 mg/kg, i.p. 4 days), BaP in the liver and lung of HRN-gpt mice were increased. BaP promoted gpt mutant frequency (MF) in HRN-gpt mice liver. MF of gpt in the lung and Pig-a in hematopoietic cells induced by BaP in HRN-gpt mice were increased than in gpt mice...
January 23, 2017: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109855/heterologous-expression-and-characterization-of-plant-taxadiene-5%C3%AE-hydroxylase-cyp725a4-in-escherichia-coli
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John Edward Rouck, Bradley Walters Biggs, Amogh Kambalyal, William R Arnold, Marjan De Mey, Parayil Kumaran Ajikumar, Aditi Das
Taxadiene-5α-Hydroxylase (CYP725A4) is a membrane-bound plant cytochrome P450 that catalyzes the oxidation of taxadiene to taxadiene-5α-ol. This oxidation is a key step in the production of the valuable cancer therapeutic and natural plant product, taxol. In this work, we report the bacterial expression and purification of six different constructs of CYP725A4. All six of these constructs are N-terminally modified and three of them are fused to cytochrome P450 reductase to form a chimera construct. The construct with the highest yield of CYP725A4 protein was then selected for substrate binding and kinetic analysis...
January 18, 2017: Protein Expression and Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106985/transparent-window-vibrational-probes-for-the-characterization-of-proteins-with-high-structural-and-temporal-resolution
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Ramkrishna Adhikary, Jörg Zimmermann, Floyd E Romesberg
Vibrational spectroscopy provides a direct route to the physicochemical characterization of molecules. While both IR and Raman spectroscopy have been used for decades to provide detailed characterizations of small molecules, similar studies with proteins are largely precluded due to spectral congestion. However, the vibrational spectra of proteins do include a "transparent window", between ∼1800 and ∼2500 cm(-1), and progress is now being made to develop site-specifically incorporated carbon-deuterium (C-D), cyano (CN), thiocyanate (SCN), and azide (N3) "transparent window vibrational probes" that absorb within this window and report on their environment to facilitate the characterization of proteins with small molecule-like detail...
January 20, 2017: Chemical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103421/structure-of-the-arabidopsis-thaliana-nadph-cytochrome-p450-reductase-2-atr2-provides-insight-into-its-function
#15
Guoqi Niu, Shun Zhao, Lei Wang, Wei Dong, Lin Liu, Yikun He
: Members of the cytochrome P450 family catalyze a variety of mono-oxygenase reactions, and for the eukaryotic membrane-bound members, NADPH is typically used as the reducing agent. The flavoprotein NADPH-cytochrome P450 reductase (CPR) enables electron transfer from NADPH to cytochrome P450 via its flavin cofactors. ATR2 is one of the two authentic CPR genes in the genome of the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana, and its product has been physiologically and kinetically characterized. Here, we report the 2...
January 19, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069826/endostatin-inhibits-androgen-independent-prostate-cancer-growth-by-suppressing-nuclear-receptor-mediated-oxidative-stress
#16
Joo Hyoung Lee, Minsung Kang, Hong Wang, Gurudatta Naik, James A Mobley, Guru Sonpavde, W Timothy Garvey, Victor M Darley-Usmar, Selvarangan Ponnazhagan
Androgen-deprivation therapy has been identified to induce oxidative stress in prostate cancer (PCa), leading to reactivation of androgen receptor (AR) signaling in a hormone-refractory manner. Thus, antioxidant therapies have gained attention as adjuvants for castration-resistant PCa. Here, we report for the first time that human endostatin (ES) prevents androgen-independent growth phenotype in PCa cells through its molecular targeting of AR and glucocorticoid receptor (GR) and downstream pro-oxidant signaling...
January 9, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065637/the-steroid-metabolite-16-%C3%AE-oh-androstenedione-generated-by-cyp21a2-serves-as-a-substrate-for-cyp19a1
#17
J Neunzig, M Milhim, L Schiffer, Y Khatri, J Zapp, A Sánchez-Guijo, M F Hartmann, S A Wudy, R Bernhardt
The 21-hydroxylase (CYP21A2) is a steroidogenic enzyme crucial for the synthesis of mineralo- and glucocorticoids. It is described to convert progesterone as well as 17-OH-progesterone, through a hydroxylation at position C21, into 11-deoxycorticosterone (DOC) and 11-deoxycortisol (RSS), respectively. In this study we unraveled CYP21A2 to have a broader steroid substrate spectrum than assumed. Utilizing a reconstituted in vitro system, consisting of purified human CYP21A2 and human cytochrome P450 reductase (CPR) we demonstrated that CYP21A2 is capable to metabolize DOC, RSS, androstenedione (A4) and testosterone (T)...
March 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062520/tsdc-a-unique-lipoprotein-from-wolinella-succinogenes-that-enhances-tetrathionate-reductase-activity-of-tsda
#18
Julia M Kurth, Anja Schuster, Waldemar Seel, Stefanie Herresthal, Jörg Simon, Christiane Dahl
The diheme cytochromes c of the widespread TsdA family are bifunctional thiosulfate dehydrogenase/tetrathionate reductases. Here, biochemical information was collected about TsdA from the Epsilonproteobacterium Wolinella succinogenes (WsTsdA). The situation in W. succinogenes is unique since TsdA is closely associated with the unprecedented lipoprotein TsdC encoded immediately downstream of tsdA in the same direction of transcription. WsTsdA purified from Escherichia coli catalyzed both thiosulfate oxidation and tetrathionate reduction...
January 6, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043840/characterization-of-cytochrome-p450-cyp109e1-from-bacillus-megaterium-as-a-novel-vitamin-d3-hydroxylase
#19
Ammar Abdulmughni, Ilona K Jóźwik, Natalia Putkaradze, Elisa Brill, Josef Zapp, Andy-Mark W H Thunnissen, Frank Hannemann, Rita Bernhardt
In this study the ability of CYP109E1 from Bacillus megaterium to metabolize vitamin D3 (VD3) was investigated. In an in vitro system using bovine adrenodoxin reductase (AdR) and adrenodoxin (Adx4-108), VD3 was converted by CYP109E1 into several products. Furthermore, a whole-cell system in B. megaterium MS941 was established. The new system showed a conversion of 95% after 24h. By NMR analysis it was found that CYP109E1 catalyzes hydroxylation of VD3 at carbons C-24 and C-25, resulting in the formation of 24(S)-hydroxyvitamin D3 (24S(OH)VD3), 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 (25(OH)VD3) and 24S,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (24S,25(OH)2VD3)...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043034/oxidative-stress-biomarkers-cholinesterase-activity-and-biotransformation-enzymes-in-the-liver-of-dice-snake-natrix-tessellata-laurenti-during-pre-hibernation-and-post-hibernation-a-possible-correlation-with-heavy-metals-in-the-environment
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Jelena Gavrić, Marko Anđelković, Ljiljana Tomović, Marko Prokić, Svetlana Despotović, Branka Gavrilović, Tijana Radovanović, Slavica Borković-Mitić, Slađan Pavlović, Zorica Saičić
We investigated in the liver of dice snakes during pre- and post-hibernation changes in the following antioxidant parameters: total, manganese and copper zinc containing superoxide dismutases (Tot SOD, MnSOD, CuZn SOD, respectively), catalase (CAT), glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px), glutathione reductase (GR) and the concentrations of total glutathione (GSH) and sulfhydryl groups (-SH). In addition, we examined the expression of phase I biotransformation enzyme cytochrome P4501A (CYP1A) and the activity of phase II biotransformation enzyme glutathioneS-transferase (GST), the level of lipid peroxidation (by measuring the thiobarbituric acid-reactive substances (TBARS)), cholinesterase activity (ChE) and metallothionein expression (MT)...
April 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
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