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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087354/effect-of-piroxicam-on-lipid-membranes-drug-encapsulation-and-gastric-toxicity-aspects
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Natalia Wilkosz, Sami Rissanen, Małgorzata Cyza, Renata Szybka, Maria Nowakowska, Alex Bunker, Tomasz Róg, Mariusz Kepczynski
Uptake of piroxicam, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, from the intestines after oral intake is limited due to its low solubility and its wide use is associated with several side effects related to the gastrointestinal tract. In this study, all-atom molecular dynamics (MD) simulations and fluorescent spectroscopy were employed to investigate the interaction of piroxicam in neutral, zwitterionic, and cationic forms with lipid bilayers composed of phosphatidylcholine, cholesterol, and PEGylated lipids. Our study was aimed to assess the potential for encapsulation of piroxicam in liposomal carriers and to shed more light on the process of gastrointestinal tract injury by the drug...
January 10, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081459/targeted-delivery-of-in-situ-pcr-amplified-sleeping-beauty-transposon-genes-to-cancer-cells-with-lipid-based-nanoparticle-like-protocells
#2
Kun Ma, Duo Fu, Dongli Yu, Changhao Cui, Li Wang, Zhaoming Guo, Chuanbin Mao
A Sleeping Beauty (SB) transposon system is made of a transposon plasmid (containing gene encoding a desired functional or therapeutic protein) and a transposase plasmid (encoding an enzyme capable of cutting and pasting the gene into the host cell genome). It is a kind of natural, nonviral gene delivery vehicle, which can achieve efficient genomic insertion, providing long-term transgenic expression. However, before the SB transposon system could play a role in promoting gene expression, it has to be delivered efficiently first across cell membrane and then into cell nuclei...
January 2, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079955/solubilization-of-membrane-proteins-into-functional-lipid-bilayer-nanodiscs-using-a-diisobutylene-maleic-acid-copolymer
#3
Abraham Olusegun Oluwole, Bartholomäus Danielczak, Annette Meister, Jonathan Oyebamiji Babalola, Carolyn Vargas, Sandro Keller
Once removed from their natural environment, membrane proteins depend on membrane-mimetic systems to retain their native structures and functions. To this end, lipid-bilayer nanodiscs that are bounded by scaffold proteins or amphiphilic polymers such as styrene/maleic acid (SMA) copolymers have been introduced as alternatives to detergent micelles and liposomes for in vitro membrane-protein research. Herein, we show that an alternating diisobutylene/maleic acid (DIBMA) copolymer shows equal performance to SMA in solubilizing phospholipids, stabilizes an integral membrane enzyme in functional bilayer nanodiscs, and extracts proteins of various sizes directly from cellular membranes...
January 12, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079203/complexation-of-short-ds-rna-dna-oligonucleotides-with-gemini-micelles-a-time-resolved-saxs-and-computational-study
#4
Sara Falsini, Emanuela Di Cola, Martin In, Maria Giordani, Stefano Borocci, Sandra Ristori
Gene therapy is based on nucleic acid delivery to pathogenic cells in order to modulate their gene expression. The most used non viral vectors are lipid-based nanoaggregates, which are safer than viral carriers and have been shown to assemble easily with both DNA and RNA. However, the transfection efficiency of non viral carriers still needs to be improved before intensive practise in clinical trials can be implemented. For this purpose, the in depth characterization of the complexes formed by nucleic acids and their transporters is of great relevance...
January 12, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076814/gsmtx4-mechanism-of-inhibiting-mechanosensitive-ion-channels
#5
Radhakrishnan Gnanasambandam, Chiranjib Ghatak, Anthony Yasmann, Kazuhisa Nishizawa, Frederick Sachs, Alexey S Ladokhin, Sergei I Sukharev, Thomas M Suchyna
GsMTx4 is a spider venom peptide that inhibits cationic mechanosensitive channels (MSCs). It has six lysine residues that have been proposed to affect membrane binding. We synthesized six analogs with single lysine-to-glutamate substitutions and tested them against Piezo1 channels in outside-out patches and independently measured lipid binding. Four analogs had ∼20% lower efficacy than the wild-type (WT) peptide. The equilibrium constants calculated from the rates of inhibition and washout did not correlate with the changes in inhibition...
January 10, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074656/atomistic-modeling-of-ion-conduction-through-the-voltage-sensing-domain-of-the-shaker-k-ion-channel
#6
Mona L Wood, J Alfredo Freites, Francesco Tombola, Douglas J Tobias
Voltage-sensing domains (VSDs) are modular membrane protein units that sense changes in the membrane electrostatic potential, and through conformational changes, regulate a specific function. The VSDs of voltage-dependent K+, Na+, and Ca2+ channels do not conduct ions under physiological conditions, but they can become ion-permeable under pathological conditions through mutations in the voltage sensor, particularly of basic residues (mostly arginines) in the S4 helix. Relatively little is known about the underlying mechanisms of conduction through VSDs...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056297/-potential-mechanism-and-prognostic-value-of-promoter-methylation-of-prdm1-gene-in-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma
#7
X Y Zhang, Z P Ma, W L Cui, R Chen, Abulajiang Glinaer, N Miao, X X Li
Objective: To investigate PRDM1 gene methylation status, immune classification and their prognostic significance in diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL). Methods: Immunohistochemical (IHC) staining for CD20, CD10, bcl-2, bcl-6, PRDM1/Blimp-1 and MUM1 was carried out in 100 cases of DLBCL specimens and 20 reactive lymphoid proliferation samples. All patients were classified into germinal center B cell-like (GCB) and activated B cell-like (ABC) subtype according to Hans' algorithmin. PRDM1 gene methylation was detected by methylation-specific PCR (MSP) and its relationship with clinicopathologic parameters was analyzed...
December 8, 2016: Zhonghua Bing Li Xue za Zhi Chinese Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054497/the-lipopolysaccharide-lipid-a-long-chain-fatty-acid-is-important-for-rhizobium-leguminosarum-growth-and-stress-adaptation-in-free-living-and-nodule-environments
#8
Dianna V Bourassa, Elmar Kannenberg, Janine Sherrier, Richard Jeffrey Buhr, Russell Carlson
Rhizobium bacteria live in soil and plant environments, are capable of inducing symbiotic nodules on legumes, invade these nodules, and develop into bacteroids that fix atmospheric nitrogen into ammonia. Rhizobial lipopolysaccharide (LPS) is anchored in the bacterial outer membrane through a specialized lipid A containing a very long chain fatty acid (VLCFA). VLCFA function for rhizobial growth in soil and plant environments is not well understood. Two genes, acpXL and lpxXL, encoding acyl carrier protein and acyltransferase, are among the six genes required for biosynthesis and transfer of VLCFA to lipid A...
January 5, 2017: Molecular Plant-microbe Interactions: MPMI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051162/piscidin-1-analogs-with-double-l-and-d-lysine-residues-exhibited-different-conformations-in-lipopolysaccharide-but-comparable-anti-endotoxin-activities
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Amit Kumar, Mukesh Mahajan, Bhanupriya Awasthi, Anshika Tandon, Munesh Kumar Harioudh, Sonal Shree, Pratiksha Singh, Praveen Kumar Shukla, Ravishankar Ramachandran, Kalyan Mitra, Surajit Bhattacharjya, Jimut Kanti Ghosh
To become clinically effective, antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) should be non-cytotoxic to host cells. Piscidins are a group of fish-derived AMPs with potent antimicrobial and antiendotoxin activities but limited by extreme cytotoxicity. We conjectured that introduction of cationic residue(s) at the interface of polar and non-polar faces of piscidins may control their insertion into hydrophobic mammalian cell membrane and thereby reducing cytotoxicity. We have designed several novel analogs of piscidin-1 by substituting threonine residue(s) with L and D-lysine residue(s)...
January 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043185/hyaluronic-acid-coated-cationic-nanostructured-lipid-carriers-for-oral-vincristine-sulfate-delivery
#10
Xuan Gao, Jun Zhang, Qiang Xu, Zun Huang, Yiyue Wang, Qi Shen
The goal of this research is to structure a hyaluronic acid modified nanostructured lipid carrier (HA-NLCs) for vincristine sulfate (VCR) delivery, and detect its efficiency to improve the oral bioavailability. Emulsion solvent evaporation method was used to prepare the HA-NLCs nanoparticles. The particle size, zeta potential and entrapment efficiency of VCR-NLCs and HA-NLCs were 187 ± 3.52 nm, -8.61 ± 1.29 mV, 33.12 ± 1.16% and 192 ± 4.41 nm, -32.82 ± 2.64 mV, 34.41 ± 2.21%, respectively. HA-NLCs could significantly improve the cellular uptake efficiency and cytotoxicity in MCF-7 cells than other VCR formulations...
January 3, 2017: Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042469/rational-design-of-a-water-soluble-lipid-compatible-fluorescent-probe-for-cu-i-with-sub-part-per-trillion-sensitivity
#11
M T Morgan, A McCallum, C J Fahrni
Fluorescence probes represent an attractive solution for the detection of the biologically important Cu(I) cation; however, achieving a bright, high-contrast response has been a challenging goal. Concluding from previous studies on pyrazoline-based fluorescent Cu(I) probes, the maximum attainable fluorescence contrast and quantum yield were limited due to several non-radiative deactivation mechanisms, including ternary complex formation, excited state protonation, and colloidal aggregation in aqueous solution...
February 2016: Chemical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040465/toll-like-receptor-2-promiscuity-is-responsible-for-the-immunostimulatory-activity-of-nucleic-acid-nanocarriers
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Malvina Pizzuto, Monique Gangloff, Daniel Scherman, Nicholas J Gay, Virginie Escriou, Jean-Marie Ruysschaert, Caroline Lonez
Lipopolyamines (LPAs) are cationic lipids; they interact spontaneously with nucleic acids to form lipoplexes used for gene delivery. The main hurdle to using lipoplexes in gene therapy lies in their immunostimulatory properties, so far attributed to the nucleic acid cargo, while cationic lipids were considered as inert to the immune system. Here we demonstrate for the first time that di-C18 LPAs trigger pro-inflammatory responses through Toll-like receptor 2 (TLR2) activation, and this whether they are bound to nucleic acids or not...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038954/design-of-lipid-nanoparticles-for-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-delivery-of-plasmid-dna
#13
Jayesh A Kulkarni, J Layne Myhre, Sam Chen, Yuen Yi C Tam, Adrian Danescu, Joy M Richman, Pieter R Cullis
Lipid nanoparticles (LNPs) containing distearolyphosphatidlycholine (DSPC), and ionizable amino-lipids such as (6Z,9Z,28Z,31Z)-heptatriaconta-6,9,28,31-tetraen-19-yl-4-(dimethylamino)butanoate (DLin-MC3-DMA) are potent siRNA delivery vehicles in vivo. Here we explore the utility of similar LNP systems as transfection reagents for plasmid DNA (pDNA). It is shown that replacement of DSPC by unsaturated PCs and DLin-MC3-DMA by the related lipid DLin-KC2-DMA resulted in highly potent transfection reagents for HeLa cells in vitro...
December 28, 2016: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035828/a-hepatic-carcinoma-selective-nucleic-acid-nanovector-assembled-by-endogenous-molecules-based-on-modular-strategy
#14
Fang Xie, Luchen Zhang, Jinliang Peng, Chong Li, Jun Pu, Yuhong Xu, Zixiu Du
We rationally formulated a nucleic acid nano-vector platform utilizing endogenous molecules in the following steps: nucleic acids are initially packed by a multifunctional peptide and a cationic liposome to form positively charged ternary complexes through electrostatic interaction; then the ternary complexes were coated with hyaluronic acid (HA) to form negatively charged quaternary nanocomplexes (Q-complexes). Among the components of Q-complexes, the multifunctional peptide was composed of a polysixteen-arginine (R16) and a hepatic tumor-targeted cell penetrating peptide (KRPTMRFRYTWNPMK); the cationic lipid component included DOTAP and fusogenic lipid DOPE; the HA component shielded the cationic ternary complexes and actively targeted the CD44 overexpressed on the surface of tumor cells...
December 30, 2016: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034634/binding-of-cationic-model-peptides-kx-4k-to-anionic-lipid-bilayers-lipid-headgroup-size-influences-secondary-structure-of-bound-peptides
#15
André Hädicke, Alfred Blume
Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) and Fourier transformed Infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy were used to test the influence of acyl chain length, acyl chain saturation, and chemical structure of anionic phospholipids on the interaction with cationic model peptides (KX)4K, with amino acid X=A, Abu, and L. The lipids used were phosphatidylserine (PS), phosphatidylglycerol (PG), phosphatidic acid (PA), and cardiolipin (CL). DSC was used to monitor the phase transition of lipid vesicles before and after peptide binding...
December 26, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026830/cyclic-guanosine-monophosphate-in-the-regulation-of-the-cell-function
#16
Małgorzata Zbrojkiewicz, Leszek Śliwiński
Intracellular concentration of cGMP depends on the activity of guanylate cyclase, responsible for its synthesis, on the activity of cyclic nucleotide degrading enzymes - phosphodiesterases (PDEs). There are two forms of guanylate cyclase: the membrane-bound cyclase and the soluble form. The physiological activators of the membrane guanylate cyclase are natriuretic peptides (NPs), and of the cytosolic guanylate cyclase - nitric oxide (NO) and carbon monoxide (CO). Intracellular cGMP signaling pathways arise from its direct effect on the activity of G protein kinases, phosphodiesterases and cyclic nucleotide dependent cation channels...
December 27, 2016: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024149/crystal-structure-of-the-mop-flippase-murj-in-an-inward-facing-conformation
#17
Alvin C Y Kuk, Ellene H Mashalidis, Seok-Yong Lee
Peptidoglycan (PG) protects bacteria from osmotic lysis, and its biogenesis is a key antibiotic target. A central step in PG biosynthesis is flipping of the lipid-linked PG precursor lipid II across the cytoplasmic membrane for subsequent incorporation into PG. MurJ, part of the multidrug/oligosaccharidyl-lipid/polysaccharide (MOP) transporter superfamily, was recently shown to carry out this process. However, understanding of how MurJ flips lipid II, and of how MOP transporters operate in general, remains limited due to a lack of structural information...
December 26, 2016: Nature Structural & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024148/solution-structure-of-discoidal-high-density-lipoprotein-particles-with-a-shortened-apolipoprotein-a-i
#18
Stefan Bibow, Yevhen Polyhach, Cédric Eichmann, Celestine N Chi, Julia Kowal, Stefan Albiez, Robert A McLeod, Henning Stahlberg, Gunnar Jeschke, Peter Güntert, Roland Riek
High-density lipoprotein (HDL) particles are cholesterol and lipid transport containers. Mature HDL particles destined for the liver develop through the formation of intermediate discoidal HDL particles, which are the primary acceptors for cholesterol. Here we present the three-dimensional structure of reconstituted discoidal HDL (rdHDL) particles, using a shortened construct of human apolipoprotein A-I, determined from a combination of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) data...
December 26, 2016: Nature Structural & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018484/mechanistic-insights-into-the-effect-of-imidazolium-ionic-liquid-on-lipid-production-by-geotrichum-fermentans
#19
Li-Ping Liu, Min-Hua Zong, Robert J Linhardt, Wen-Yong Lou, Ning Li, Chao Huang, Hong Wu
BACKGROUND: Ionic liquid (IL) pretreatment has emerged as a promising technique that enables complete utilization of lignocellulosic biomass for biofuel production. However, imidazolium IL has recently been shown to exhibit inhibitory effect on cell growth and product formation of industrial microbes, such as oleaginous microorganisms. To date, the mechanism of this inhibition remains largely unknown. RESULTS: In this study, the feasibility of [Bmim][OAc]-pretreated rice straw hydrolysate as a substrate for microbial lipid production by Geotrichum fermentans, also known as Trichosporon fermentans, was evaluated...
2016: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018387/role-of-ions-in-the-regulation-of-light-harvesting
#20
REVIEW
Radek Kaňa, Govindjee
Regulation of photosynthetic light harvesting in the thylakoids is one of the major key factors affecting the efficiency of photosynthesis. Thylakoid membrane is negatively charged and influences both the structure and the function of the primarily photosynthetic reactions through its electrical double layer (EDL). Further, there is a heterogeneous organization of soluble ions (K(+), Mg(2+), Cl(-)) attached to the thylakoid membrane that, together with fixed charges (negatively charged amino acids, lipids), provides an electrical field...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
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