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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436612/effects-of-zero-point-vibration-on-the-reaction-dynamics-of-water-dimer-cations-following-ionization
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Hiroto Tachikawa
Reactions of water dimer cation (H2O)2+ following ionization have been investigated by means of a direct ab initio molecular dynamics method. In particular, the effects of zero point vibration and zero point energy (ZPE) on the reaction mechanism were considered in this work. Trajectories were run on two electronic potential energy surfaces (PESs) of (H2O)2+: ground state ((2) A″-like state) and the first excited state ((2) A'-like state). All trajectories on the ground-state PES lead to the proton-transferred product: H2 O(+) (Wd)-H2 O(Wa) → OH(Wd)-H3 O(+) (Wa), where Wd and Wa refer to the proton donor and acceptor water molecules, respectively...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Computational Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435249/detection-of-influenza-viruses-by-coupling-multiplex-reverse-transcription-loop-mediated-isothermal-amplification-with-cascade-invasive-reaction-using-nanoparticles-as-a-sensor
#2
Yiyue Ge, Qiang Zhou, Kangchen Zhao, Ying Chi, Bin Liu, Xiaoyan Min, Zhiyang Shi, Bingjie Zou, Lunbiao Cui
Influenza virus infections represent a worldwide public health and economic problem due to the significant morbidity and mortality caused by seasonal epidemics and pandemics. Sensitive and convenient methodologies for detection of influenza viruses are essential for further disease control. Loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) is the most commonly used method of nucleic acid isothermal amplification. However, with regard to multiplex LAMP, differentiating the ladder-like LAMP products derived from multiple targets is still challenging today...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434814/novel-protein-biomarkers-associated-with-coronary-artery-disease-in-statin-treated-patients-with-familial-hypercholesterolemia
#3
Sven Bos, Michael Phillips, Gerald F Watts, Adrie J M Verhoeven, Eric J G Sijbrands, Natalie C Ward
BACKGROUND: Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is the most common and serious monogenic disorder of lipid metabolism. The incidence of coronary artery disease (CAD) varies among both treated and untreated FH patients. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to utilize proteomics to identify novel protein biomarkers that differentiate genetically confirmed heterozygous patients with FH at high CAD risk from those at low CAD risk. METHODS: Sixty genetically confirmed FH patients were recruited and stratified into (1) asymptomatic FH with low atherosclerotic burden (FH, n = 20); (2) asymptomatic FH with high atherosclerotic burden (FH + Ca, n = 20); and (3) FH with previously confirmed symptomatic CAD (FH + CAD, n = 20)...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434146/differential-regulation-of-h3s10-phosphorylation-mitosis-progression-and-cell-fate-by-aurora-kinase-b-and-c-in-mouse-preimplantation-embryos
#4
Wenzhi Li, Peizhe Wang, Bingjie Zhang, Jing Zhang, Jia Ming, Wei Xie, Jie Na
Coordination of cell division and cell fate is crucial for the successful development of mammalian early embryos. Aurora kinases are evolutionarily conserved serine/threonine kinases and key regulators of mitosis. Aurora kinase B (AurkB) is ubiquitously expressed while Aurora kinase C (AurkC) is specifically expressed in gametes and preimplantation embryos. We found that increasing AurkC level in one blastomere of the 2-cell embryo accelerated cell division and decreasing AurkC level slowed down mitosis. Changing AurkB level had the opposite effect...
April 22, 2017: Protein & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432685/chiral-analysis-of-%C3%AE-diimine-ru-ii-and-fe-ii-complexes-by-capillary-electrophoresis-using-sulfated-cyclodextrins-as-stereoselectors
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Petra Sázelová, Dušan Koval, Lukáš Severa, Filip Teplý, Václav Kašička
Capillary electrophoresis (CE) using randomly highly sulfated α-, β-, and γ-cyclodextrins (S-α-CD, S-β-CD, S-γ-CD), sulfobutylether-β-CD (SBE-β-CD), single isomer (6-O-sulfo) α-, β-, and γ-CDs and their derivatives as stereoselectors was applied to chiral analysis of polypyridyl complexes of [Ru(bpy)3 ](2+) , [Ru(phen)3 ](2+) , and [Fe(phen)3 ](2+) (bpy = 2,2'-bipyridine; phen = 1,10 phenanthroline). The best separations of Δ- and Λ-enantiomers of the these complexes with high resolution (up to R1,2  = 7...
April 22, 2017: Electrophoresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430394/structure-based-design-of-a-new-scaffold-for-cell-penetrating-peptidic-inhibitors-of-the-histone-demethylase-phf8
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Jerzy Dorosz, Lars Olsen, Signe Teuber Seger, Cornelia Steinhauer, Giorgos Bouras, Charlotte Helgstrand, Anders Wiuf, Michael Gajhede
The histone demethylase PHF8 catalyzes demethylation of mono- and di-methylated lysine 9 on histone H3 (H3K9me1/2) and is a transcriptional activator involved in development and cancer. Affinity and specificity of PHF8 towards H3K9me2 substrate is affected by interaction with both the catalytic domain and a PHD reader domain. The latter specifically recognizes tri-methylated lysine 4 on histone H3. A fragment of the histone H3 tail with tri-methylated lysine 4 was used as template for structure based design of a cyclic, cell-penetrating peptide that exhibits micromolar binding affinity to PHF8 in biochemical assays...
April 21, 2017: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425976/prenatal-exposure-to-a-maternal-high-fat-diet-affects-histone-modification-of-cardiometabolic-genes-in-newborn-rats
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Bijaya Upadhyaya, Tricia Larsen, Shivon Barwari, Eli J Louwagie, Michelle L Baack, Moul Dey
Infants born to women with diabetes or obesity are exposed to excess circulating fuels during fetal heart development and are at higher risk of cardiac diseases. We have previously shown that late-gestation diabetes, especially in conjunction with a maternal high-fat (HF) diet, impairs cardiac functions in rat-offspring. This study investigated changes in genome-wide histone modifications in newborn hearts from rat-pups exposed to maternal diabetes and HF-diet. Chromatin-immunoprecipitation-sequencing revealed a differential peak distribution on gene promoters in exposed pups with respect to acetylation of lysines 9 and 14 and to trimethylation of lysines 4 and 27 in histone H3 (all, false discovery rate, FDR < 0...
April 20, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425177/design-and-synthesis-of-c3-substituted-%C3%AE-carboline-based-histone-deacetylase-inhibitors-with-potent-antitumor-activities
#8
Yong Ling, Jiao Feng, Lin Luo, Jing Guo, Yanfu Peng, Tingting Wang, Xiang Ge, Qibing Xu, Xinyang Wang, Hong Dai, Yanan Zhang
A series of hydroxamic acid histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors in which the β-carboline motif has been incorporated were designed and synthesized. The effect of substitution at the C3 amide on HDAC inhibition and antiproliferative activities was investigated. Most of these compounds were found to display significant HDAC inhibitory effects and good antiproliferative activity, with IC50 values in the low-micromolar range. In particular, the HDAC inhibition IC50 value of N-(2-(dimethylamino)ethyl)-N-(4-(hydroxylcarbamoyl)benzyl)-1-(4-methoxyphenyl)-9H-pyrido[3,4-b]indole-3-carboxamide (9 h) is five-fold lower than that of suberoylanilide hydroxamic acid (SAHA, vorinostat)...
April 20, 2017: ChemMedChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424240/the-histone-acetyltransferase-gcn5-positively-regulates-t-cell-activation
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Beixue Gao, Qingfei Kong, Yana Zhang, Chawon Yun, Sharon Y R Dent, Jianxun Song, Donna D Zhang, Yiming Wang, Xuemei Li, Deyu Fang
Histone acetyltransferases (HATs) regulate inducible transcription in multiple cellular processes and during inflammatory and immune response. However, the functions of general control nonrepressed-protein 5 (Gcn5), an evolutionarily conserved HAT from yeast to human, in immune regulation remain unappreciated. In this study, we conditionally deleted Gcn5 (encoded by the Kat2a gene) specifically in T lymphocytes by crossing floxed Gcn5 and Lck-Cre mice, and demonstrated that Gcn5 plays important roles in multiple stages of T cell functions including development, clonal expansion, and differentiation...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422487/stepwise-deoxygenation-of-nitrite-as-a-route-to-two-families-of-ruthenium-corroles-group-8-periodic-trends-and-relativistic-effects
#10
Abraham B Alemayehu, Hugo Vazquez-Lima, Kevin J Gagnon, Abhik Ghosh
Given the many applications of ruthenium porphyrins, the rarity of ruthenium corroles and the underdeveloped state of their chemistry are clearly indicative of an area ripe for significant breakthroughs. The tendency of ruthenium corroles to form unreactive metal-metal-bonded dimers has been recognized as a key impediment in this area. Herein, by exposing free-base meso-tris(p-X-phenyl)corroles, H3[TpXPC] (X = CF3, H, Me, and OMe), and [Ru(COD)Cl2]x in refluxing 2-methoxyethanol to nitrite, we have been able to reliably intercept the series Ru[TpXPC](NO) in a matter of seconds to minutes and subsequently Ru(VI)[TpXPC](N), the products of a second deoxygenation, over some 16 h...
April 19, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421257/histone-deacetylase-inhibitors-reverse-age-related-increases-in-side-effects-of-haloperidol-in-mice
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Janitza L Montalvo-Ortiz, Daniel W Fisher, Guadalupe Rodríguez, Deyu Fang, John G Csernansky, Hongxin Dong
BACKGROUND: Older patients can be especially susceptible to antipsychotic-induced side effects, and the pharmacodynamic mechanism underlying this phenomenon remains unclear. We hypothesized that age-related epigenetic alterations lead to decreased expression and functionality of the dopamine D2 receptor (D2R), contributing to this susceptibility. METHODS: In this study, we treated young (2-3 months old) and aged (22-24 months old) C57BL/6 mice with the D2R antagonist haloperidol (HAL) once a day for 14 days to evaluate HAL-induced motor side effects...
April 18, 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420002/associations-between-stat-gene-polymorphisms-and-psoriasis-in-northeastern-china
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Jing Zhou, Yuzhen Li, Donglin Sun
BACKGROUND: Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease with genetic and environmental factors. Based on the roles of STATs (signaling transducers and activators of transcription) in autoimmune diseases, it is assumed STAT gene polymorphisms are associated with psoriasis. OBJECTIVES: To study the association between STAT gene polymorphisms and psoriasis in the northeastern Chinese population. METHODS: Eight single-nucleotide polymorphisms were genotyped: rs2293152, rs3816769, rs4796793, and rs744166 in STAT3, rs7574865 and rs3024866 in STAT4, and rs324011 and rs3024974 in STAT6, using SNaPshot methods...
April 19, 2017: Dermatology: International Journal for Clinical and Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419608/multiple-breath-hold-proton-spectroscopy-of-human-liver-at-3t-relaxation-times-and-concentrations-of-glycogen-choline-and-lipids
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Jan Weis, Joel Kullberg, Håkan Ahlström
PURPOSE: To evaluate the feasibility of an expiration multiple breath-hold (1) H-MRS technique to measure glycogen (Glycg), choline-containing compounds (CCC), and lipid relaxation times T1 , T2 , and their concentrations in normal human liver. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty healthy volunteers were recruited. Experiments were performed at 3T. Multiple expiration breath-hold single-voxel point-resolved spectroscopy (PRESS) technique was used for localization. Water-suppressed spectra were used for the estimation of Glycg, CCC, lipid methylene (CH2 )n relaxation times and concentrations...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418026/the-cac2-subunit-is-essential-for-productive-histone-binding-and-nucleosome-assembly-in-caf-1
#14
Francesca Mattiroli, Yajie Gu, Jeremy L Balsbaugh, Natalie G Ahn, Karolin Luger
Nucleosome assembly following DNA replication controls epigenome maintenance and genome integrity. Chromatin assembly factor 1 (CAF-1) is the histone chaperone responsible for histone (H3-H4)2 deposition following DNA synthesis. Structural and functional details for this chaperone complex and its interaction with histones are slowly emerging. Using hydrogen-deuterium exchange coupled to mass spectrometry, combined with in vitro and in vivo mutagenesis studies, we identified the regions involved in the direct interaction between the yeast CAF-1 subunits, and mapped the CAF-1 domains responsible for H3-H4 binding...
April 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418019/live-imaging-of-h3k9-acetylation-in-plant-cells
#15
Kazuki Kurita, Takuya Sakamoto, Noriyoshi Yagi, Yuki Sakamoto, Akihiro Ito, Norikazu Nishino, Kaori Sako, Minoru Yoshida, Hiroshi Kimura, Motoaki Seki, Sachihiro Matsunaga
Proper regulation of histone acetylation is important in development and cellular responses to environmental stimuli. However, the dynamics of histone acetylation at the single-cell level remains poorly understood. Here we established a transgenic plant cell line to track histone H3 lysine 9 acetylation (H3K9ac) with a modification-specific intracellular antibody (mintbody). The H3K9ac-specific mintbody fused to the enhanced green fluorescent protein (H3K9ac-mintbody-GFP) was introduced into tobacco BY-2 cells...
April 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416840/-b7-h3-silencing-inhibits-human-hematological-malignancy-xenograft-tumor-tumorigenesis-and-metastasis-in-nude-mice
#16
X X Yan, W Zhang, J Wang, X Y Ke
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect and mechanism of targeted B7-H3 gene silencing on the tumorigenesis and metastasis of human hematological malignancy xenograft tumor in nude mice. METHODS: Real-time fluorogentic quantitative PCR (qPCR) and flow cytometry (FCM) were used to detect the expression of B7-H3 in 13 strains of malignant hematologic cells. Then, U937, Maver and Z138 cells which expressed high level of B7-H3 were screened out. Targeted B7-H3 knockdown in U937, Maver and Z138 was performed by lentivirus transduction and the effect of B7-H3 silencing in stable cell lines was tested by qPCR and FCM...
April 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414199/structure-of-the-prc2-complex-and-application-to-drug-discovery
#17
REVIEW
Yi Shi, Xiao-Xi Wang, You-Wen Zhuang, Yi Jiang, Karsten Melcher, H Eric Xu
The polycomb repressive complexes 2 (PRC2) complex catalyzes tri-methylation of histone H3 lysine 27 (H3K27), a repressive chromatin marker associated with gene silencing. Overexpression and mutations of PRC2 are found in a wide variety of cancers, making the catalytic activity of PRC2 an important target of cancer therapy. This review highlights recent structural breakthroughs of the human PRC2 complex bound to the H3K27 peptide and a small molecule inhibitor, which provide critically needed insight into PRC2-targeted drug discovery...
April 17, 2017: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413956/structure-roles-and-inhibitors-of-a-mitotic-protein-kinase-haspin
#18
Katrin Kestav, Asko Uri, Darja Lavogina
Background Haspin (haploid germ cell-specific nuclear protein kinase) is an atypical serine/threonine-protein kinase that was for a long time considered an inactive pseudokinase due to low degree of structural homology of Haspin with the 'classical' protein kinases. However, the discovery of Haspin-catalyzed phosphorylation of histone H3 at Thr3 residue unveiled importance of Haspin in mitosis and provided yet another link between mitotic phosphorylation pathways and chromatin modifications. Results In this review of 111 publications, we have (1) briefly summarized catalytic properties and physiological roles of Haspin, (2) focussed on the architecture of Haspin and mechanisms behind its substrate recognition, (3) provided detailed insight into the advances in the development and characterization of Haspin-selective inhibitors, and (4) given overview of inhibitor scaffolds that despite targeting other protein kinases feature Haspin as a common off-target...
April 14, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413450/fetal-testis-organ-culture-reproduces-the-dynamics-of-epigenetic-reprogramming-in-rat-gonocytes
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Arlette Rwigemera, Fabien Joao, Geraldine Delbes
BACKGROUND: Epigenetic reprogramming is a critical step in male germ cell development that occurs during perinatal life. It is characterized by the remodeling of different epigenetic marks such as DNA methylation (5mC) and methylation of histone H3. It has been suggested that endocrine disruptors can affect the male germline epigenome by altering epigenetic reprogramming, but the mechanisms involved are still unknown. We have previously used an organ culture system that maintains the development of the different fetal testis cell types, to evaluate the effects of various endocrine disruptors on gametogenesis and steroidogenesis in the rat...
2017: Epigenetics & Chromatin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409880/osajin-inhibits-solar-uv-induced-cyclooxygenase-2-expression-through-direct-inhibition-of-rsk2
#20
Jong-Eun Kim, Yong-Seok Heo, Ki Won Lee
Solar ultraviolet light (sUV) has been shown to promote the development of skin disorders including inflammation, photoaging, and skin carcinogenesis. Osajin is the major bioactive isoflavone present in the fruit of Maclura pomifera, commonly referred to as the Osage orange. In this study, we observed that osajin inhibited sUV-induced cyclooxygenase (COX)-2 protein expression in both HaCaT and JB6 cells. COX-2 is a major mediator of skin inflammation. sUV activated the transcription factors nuclear factor- κB and activator protein-1 which, in turn, induces COX-2 expression...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
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