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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241198/fam3a-protects-against-glutamate-induced-toxicity-by-preserving-calcium-homeostasis-in-differentiated-pc12-cells
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Qing Song, Wen-Li Gou, Yu-Liang Zou
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Stroke is the leading cause of adult disability, and glutamate-induced dysregulation of intracellular Ca2+ homeostasis is a key mechanism. FAM3A is the first member of the family with sequence similarity 3 (FAM3) gene family, and its biological function remains largely unknown. We have recently reported that FAM3A exerts protective effects against oxidative stress and mitochondrial dysfunction in HT22 cells. METHODS: Here, we investigated the protective effects of FAM3A using a glutamate-induced neuronal injury model in nerve growth factor (NGF)-differentiated PC12 cells...
December 12, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241161/troxerutin-protects-against-myocardial-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-via-pi3k-akt-pathway-in-rats
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Liliang Shu, Wanzhe Zhang, Chen Huang, Gongcheng Huang, Gang Su
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Troxerutin, also known as vitamin P4, has been commonly used in the treatment of chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) disease. However, its effect on in vivo myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury, a model that closely mimics acute myocardial infarction in humans, is still unknown. METHODS: The myocardial I/R injury rat model was created with troxerutin preconditioning. Myocardial infarct size was evaluated by the Evans blue-TTC method. Hemodynamic parameters, including the heart rate (HR), left ventricular end-diastolic pressure (LVEDP), left ventricular systolic pressure (LVSP), maximal rate of rise in blood pressure in the ventricular chamber (+dp/dt max), and maximal rate of decline in blood pressure in the ventricular chamber (-dp/dt max) were monitored...
December 8, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241092/trehalose-protects-against-oxidative-stress-by-regulating-the-keap1-nrf2-and-autophagy-pathways
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Yuhei Mizunoe, Masaki Kobayashi, Yuka Sudo, Shukoh Watanabe, Hiromine Yasukawa, Daiki Natori, Ayana Hoshino, Arisa Negishi, Naoyuki Okita, Masaaki Komatsu, Yoshikazu Higami
Dysfunction of autophagy, which regulates cellular homeostasis by degrading organelles and proteins, is associated with pathogenesis of various diseases such as cancer, neurodegeneration and metabolic disease. Trehalose, a naturally occurring nontoxic disaccharide found in plants, insects, microorganisms and invertebrates, but not in mammals, was reported to function as a mechanistic target of the rapamycin (mTOR)-independent inducer of autophagy. In addition, trehalose functions as an antioxidant though its underlying molecular mechanisms remain unclear...
September 20, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240402/structural-basis-of-aldh1a2-inhibition-by-irreversible-and-reversible-small-molecule-inhibitors
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Yan Chen, Jin-Yi Zhu, Kwon Ho Hong, David C Mikles, Gunda I Georg, Alex S Goldstein, John K Amory, Ernst Schönbrunn
The ALDH1A subfamily of aldehyde dehydrogenase enzymes are crucial in regulating retinoic acid (RA) signaling and have received attention as potential drug targets. ALDH1A2 is the primary RA-synthesizing enzyme in mammalian spermatogenesis and is therefore considered a viable drug target for male contraceptive development. However, only a small number of ALDH1A2 inhibitors have been reported, and information on the structure of ALDH1A2 was limited to the NAD-liganded enzyme void of substrate or inhibitors. Herein, we describe the mechanism of action of structurally unrelated reversible and irreversible inhibitors of human ALDH1A2 using direct binding studies and X-ray crystallography...
December 14, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240263/cytochemical-flow-analysis-of-intracellular-g6pd-and-aggregate-analysis-of-mosaic-g6pd-expression
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Michael Kalnoky, Germana Bancone, Maria Kahn, Cindy S Chu, Nongnud Chowwiwat, Pornpimon Wilaisrisak, Sampa Pal, Nicole LaRue, Brandon Leader, Francois Nosten, Gonzalo J Domingo
BACKGROUND: Medicines that exert oxidative pressure on red blood cells (RBC) can cause severe hemolysis in patients with glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency. Due to X-chromosome inactivation, females heterozygous for G6PD with one allele encoding a G6PD deficient protein and the other a normal protein produce two RBC populations each expressing exclusively one allele. The G6PD mosaic is not captured with routine G6PD tests. METHODS: An open-source software tool for G6PD cytofluorometric data interpretation is described...
December 14, 2017: European Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239114/engineering-thermal-stability-and-solvent-tolerance-of-the-soluble-quinoprotein-pede-from-pseudomonas-putida-kt2440-with-a-heterologous-whole-cell-screening-approach
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Matthias Wehrmann, Janosch Klebensberger
Due to their ability for direct electron transfer to electrodes, the utilization of rare earth metals as cofactor, and their periplasmic localization, pyrroloquinoline quinone-dependent alcohol dehydrogenases (PQQ-ADHs) represent an interesting class of biocatalysts for various biotechnological applications. For most biocatalysts protein stability is crucial, either to increase the performance of the protein under a given process condition or to maximize robustness of the protein towards mutational manipulations, which are often needed to enhance or introduce a functionality of interest...
December 14, 2017: Microbial Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239044/pathology-and-genetics-of-phaeochromocytoma-and-paraganglioma
#7
REVIEW
John Turchini, Veronica K Y Cheung, Arthur S Tischler, Ronald R De Krijger, Anthony J Gill
Phaeochromocytoma and paraganglioma (PHEO/PGL) are rare tumours with an estimated annual incidence of 3 per million. Advances in molecular understanding have led to the recognition that at least 30-40% arise in the setting of hereditary disease. Germline mutations in the succinate dehydrogenase genes SDHA, SDHB, SDHC, SDHD and SDHAF2 are the most prevalent of the more than 19 hereditary genetic abnormalities which have been reported. It is therefore recommended that, depending on local resources and availability, at least some degree of genetic testing should be offered to all PHEO/PGL patients, including those with clinically sporadic disease...
January 2018: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239034/succinate-dehydrogenase-sdh-deficient-neoplasia
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REVIEW
Anthony J Gill
The succinate dehydrogenase (SDH) complex is a key respiratory enzyme composed of four subunits: SDHA, SDHB, SDHC and SDHD. Remarkably, immunohistochemistry for SDHB becomes negative whenever there is bi-alleic inactivation of any component of SDH, which is very rare in the absence of syndromic disease. Therefore, loss of SDHB immunohistochemistry serves as a marker of syndromic disease, usually germline mutation of one of the SDH subunits. Tumours which show loss of SDHB expression are termed succinate dehydrogenase-deficient...
January 2018: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238976/a-spontaneously-immortalized-schwann-cell-line-from-aldose-reductase-deficient-mice-as-a-useful-tool-for-studying-polyol-pathway-and-aldehyde-metabolism
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Naoko Niimi, Hideji Yako, Shizuka Takaku, Hiroshi Kato, Takafumi Matsumoto, Yasumasa Nishito, Kazuhiko Watabe, Saori Ogasawara, Hiroki Mizukami, Soroku Yagihashi, Sookja K Chung, Kazunori Sango
The increased glucose flux into the polyol pathway via aldose reductase (AR) is recognized as a major contributing factor for the pathogenesis of diabetic neuropathy, whereas little is known about the functional significance of AR in the peripheral nervous system. Spontaneously immortalized Schwann cell lines established from long-term cultures of AR-deficient and normal C57BL/6 mouse dorsal root ganglia (DRG) and peripheral nerves can be useful tools for studying the physiological and pathological roles of AR...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238954/il-25-is-involved-in-ctcl-progression-by-establishing-th2-dominant-microenvironment
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R Nakajima, T Miyagaki, T Oka, N Takahashi, M Hirakawa, H Suga, A Yoshizaki, H Fujita, Y Asano, M Sugaya, S Sato
BACKGROUND: Interleukin (IL)-25 is a member of the IL-17 family which can promote and augment T-helper type (Th) 2 responses. The expression of IL-25 and its cognate receptor, IL-25 receptor (IL-25R), is upregulated and correlated with disease activity in Th2-associated diseases. OBJECTIVE: To examine the expression and function of IL-25 in cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL). METHODS: Expression and localization of IL-25 in lesional skin was investigated using immunohistochemistry...
December 13, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238872/characterization-of-two-carbonyl-reductases-from-ogataea-polymorpha-nbrc-0799
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Kimiyasu Isobe, Shinsuke Miki, Ryoko Ueda, Sayaka Shichida, Daisuke Matsui, Yuko Oku, Yasuhisa Asano
The enzyme responsible for the enantioselective production of (S)-1,1,1-trifluoro-2-propanol ((S)-TFP) from 1,1,1-trifluoroacetone (TFA) has been identified in Ogataea polymorpha NBRC 0799. We purified two carbonyl reductases, OpCRD-A and OpCRD-B from this strain, and revealed their characteristics. Both enzymes were specific to NADH, but the following characteristics were different: The molecular mass of subunit OpCRD-A was 40 kDa and that of OpCRD-B was 43 kDa. Amino acid sequences of both enzymes were only 21% identical...
December 13, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238463/protective-effect-of-metformin-on-toxicity-of-butyric-acid-and-arsenic-in-isolated-liver-mitochondria-and-langerhans-islets-in-male-mice-an-in-vitro-study
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Akram Ahangarpour, Leila Zeidooni, Mohsen Rezaei, Soheila Alboghobeish, Azin Samimi, Ali Akbar Oroojan
Objectives: Arsenic, a toxic metal in drinking water and butyric acid (BA) is a free fatty acid found in many foods. These two can induce oxidative stress in some tissues. The present study investigated the protective effect of metformin against toxicity induced by Arsenic (As) and BA in isolated mice liver mitochondria and pancreatic islets. Materials and Methods: In this study, liver mitochondria were isolated by adopting different centrifugation methods and pancreatic islets isolated by a collagenase method...
December 2017: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238189/diethyl-citrate-and-sodium-citrate-reduce-the-cytotoxic-effects-of-nanosized-hydroxyapatite-crystals-on-mouse-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells
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Chong-Yu Zhang, Xin-Yuan Sun, Jian-Ming Ouyang, Bao-Song Gui
Objective: This study aimed to investigate the damage mechanism of nanosized hydroxyapatite (nano-HAp) on mouse aortic smooth muscle cells (MOVASs) and the injury-inhibiting effects of diethyl citrate (Et2Cit) and sodium citrate (Na3Cit) to develop new drugs that can simultaneously induce anticoagulation and inhibit vascular calcification. Methods: The change in cell viability was evaluated using a cell proliferation assay kit, and the amount of lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) released was measured using an LDH kit...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237403/isolated-and-repeated-stroke-like-episodes-in-a-middle-aged-man-with-a-mitochondrial-nd3-t10158c-mutation-a-case-report
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Satomi Mezuki, Kenji Fukuda, Tomonaga Matsushita, Yoshihisa Fukushima, Ryu Matsuo, Yu-Ichi Goto, Takehiro Yasukawa, Takeshi Uchiumi, Dongchon Kang, Takanari Kitazono, Tetsuro Ago
BACKGROUND: Mitochondrial myopathy, encephalopathy, lactic acidosis and stroke-like episodes (MELAS) syndrome, is the most common phenotype of mitochondrial disease. It often develops in childhood or adolescence, usually before the age of 40, in a maternally-inherited manner. Mutations in mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) are frequently responsible for MELAS. CASE PRESENTATION: A 55-year-old man, who had no family or past history of mitochondrial disorders, suddenly developed bilateral visual field constriction and repeated stroke-like episodes...
December 13, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237121/towards-synthetic-biology-strategies-for-adipic-acid-production-an-in-silico-tool-for-combined-thermodynamics-and-stoichiometric-analysis-of-metabolic-networks
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Nils Jonathan Helmuth Averesch, Verónica Salazar Martínez, Lars K Nielsen, Jens Olaf Krömer
Adipic acid, a nylon-6,6 precursor, has recently gained popularity in synthetic biology. Here, 16 different production routes to adipic acid were evaluated using a novel tool for network-embedded thermodynamic analysis of elementary flux modes. The tool distinguishes between thermodynamically feasible and infeasible modes under determined metabolite concentrations, allowing the thermodynamic feasibility of theoretical yields to be assessed. Further, patterns that always caused infeasible flux distributions were identified, which will aid the development of tailored strain design...
December 13, 2017: ACS Synthetic Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236080/three-dimensional-analysis-of-the-interactions-between-hldh5-and-its-inhibitors
#16
REVIEW
Giulio Poli, Carlotta Granchi, Mohamed Aissaoui, Filippo Minutolo, Tiziano Tuccinardi
Inhibitors of human lactate dehydrogenase (hLDH5)-the enzyme responsible for the conversion of pyruvate to lactate coupled with oxidation of NADH to NAD⁺-are promising therapeutic agents against cancer because this enzyme is generally found to be overexpressed in most invasive cancer cells and is linked to their vitality especially under hypoxic conditions. Consequently, significant efforts have been made for the identification of small-molecule hLDH5 inhibitors displaying high inhibitory potencies. X-ray structure of hLDH5 complexes as well as molecular modeling studies contribute to identify and explain the main binding modes of hLDH5 inhibitors reported in literature...
December 13, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235568/aldh1a3-affects-colon-cancer-in-vitro-proliferation-and-invasion-depending-on-cxcr4-status
#17
Hailiang Feng, Yanyan Liu, Xiaocui Bian, Fangying Zhou, Yuqin Liu
BACKGROUND: Aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH) has been widely used as a marker of cancer stem cells (CSCs). However, the ALDH family includes 19 members, and the most relevant isoforms and their biological functions in cancer biology are still controversial. METHODS: We examined ALDH enzyme activity and the mRNA expression of 19 ALDH members in 58 human cell lines. The biological effect and mechanism of knocking down ALDH1A3 with siRNA and shRNA in cell lines were explored...
December 12, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235528/identification-of-newly-committed-pancreatic-cells-in-the-adult-mouse-pancreas
#18
Mairobys Socorro, Angela Criscimanna, Patricia Riva, Manuj Tandon, Krishna Prasadan, Ping Guo, Abhinav Humar, Sohail Z Husain, Steven D Leach, George K Gittes, Farzad Esni
Multipotent epithelial cells with high Aldehyde dehydrogenase activity have been previously reported to exist in the adult pancreas. However, whether they represent true progenitor cells remains controversial. In this study, we isolated and characterized cells with ALDH activity in the adult mouse or human pancreas during physiological conditions or injury. We found that cells with ALDH activity are abundant in the mouse pancreas during early postnatal growth, pregnancy, and in mouse models of pancreatitis and type 1 diabetes (T1D)...
December 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235509/in-vivo-metabolic-imaging-of-traumatic-brain-injury
#19
Caroline Guglielmetti, Austin Chou, Karen Krukowski, Chloe Najac, Xi Feng, Lara-Kirstie Riparip, Susanna Rosi, Myriam M Chaumeil
Complex alterations in cerebral energetic metabolism arise after traumatic brain injury (TBI). To date, methods allowing for metabolic evaluation are highly invasive, limiting our understanding of metabolic impairments associated with TBI pathogenesis. We investigated whether 13C MRSI of hyperpolarized (HP) [1-13C] pyruvate, a non-invasive metabolic imaging method, could detect metabolic changes in controlled cortical injury (CCI) mice (n = 57). Our results show that HP [1-13C] lactate-to-pyruvate ratios were increased in the injured cortex at acute (12/24 hours) and sub-acute (7 days) time points after injury, in line with decreased pyruvate dehydrogenase (PDH) activity, suggesting impairment of the oxidative phosphorylation pathway...
December 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235484/paper-based-mos2-nanosheet-mediated-fret-aptasensor-for-rapid-malaria-diagnosis
#20
Alisha Geldert, Kenry, Chwee Teck Lim
There has been growing interest in the development of paper-based biosensors because their simplicity and low cost are attractive for point-of-care diagnosis, especially in low-resource areas. However, only a limited range of paper materials - primarily chromatography papers - have been incorporated into diagnostics thus far. Here, we investigate the performance of different types of paper in order to develop an aptamer- and MoS2 nanosheet-based sensor relying on fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) to signal the presence of a target protein...
December 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
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