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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054092/protein-mimicking-nanoparticles-for-the-reproduction-of-transient-protein-receptor-interactions
#1
Jonghwan Lee
One of the major concerns in target identification has been the need for new methods to detect target molecules in the native cellular environment. In conventional target identification, affinity-based pull down has been conducted using cell lysates. However, interactions in cell lysate do not reflect real endogenous interactions in living cells, and can produce false-positive or false-negative results. This study aimed to develop a new method of target protein identification in living cells. Targeting probes were conjugated onto magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs)...
October 7, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052439/predictors-of-mortality-in-hospital-survivors-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-and-acute-coronary-syndromes
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Stefano Savonitto, Nuccia Morici, Anna Nozza, Francesco Cosentino, Pasquale Perrone Filardi, Ernesto Murena, Giorgio Morocutti, Marco Ferri, Claudio Cavallini, Marinus Jc Eijkemans, Barbara E Stähli, Ilse C Schrieks, Tadashi Toyama, H J Lambers Heerspink, Klas Malmberg, Gregory G Schwartz, A Michael Lincoff, Lars Ryden, Jean Claude Tardif, Diederick E Grobbee
AIM: To define the predictors of long-term mortality in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and recent acute coronary syndrome. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 7226 patients from a randomized trial, testing the effect on cardiovascular outcomes of the dual peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor agonist aleglitazar in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and recent acute coronary syndrome (AleCardio trial), were analysed. Median follow-up was 2 years. The independent mortality predictors were defined using Cox regression analysis...
October 1, 2017: Diabetes & Vascular Disease Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051070/sex-dependent-impact-of-scp-2-scp-x-gene-ablation-on-hepatic-phytol-metabolism
#3
Avery L McIntosh, Stephen M Storey, Huan Huang, Ann B Kier, Friedhelm Schroeder
While prior studies focusing on male mice suggest a role for sterol carrier protein-2/sterol carrier protein-x (SCP-2/SCP-x; DKO) on hepatic phytol metabolism, its role in females is unresolved. This issue was addressed using female and male wild-type (WT) and DKO mice fed a phytoestrogen-free diet without or with 0.5% phytol. GC/MS showed that hepatic: i) phytol was absent and its branched-chain fatty acid (BCFA) metabolites were barely detectable in WT control-fed mice; ii) accumulation of phytol as well as its peroxisomal metabolite BCFAs (phytanic acid » pristanic and 2,3-pristenic acids) was increased by dietary phytol in WT females, but only slightly in WT males; iii) accumulation of phytol and BCFA was further increased by DKO in phytol-fed females, but much more markedly in males...
October 16, 2017: Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050208/hif-1%C3%AE-crat-mir-144-3p-axis-dysregulation-promotes-osteoarthritis-chondrocyte-apoptosis-and-vlcfa-accumulation
#4
Jinsoo Song, Yeon-Ho Kang, Sik Yoon, Churl-Hong Chun, Eun-Jung Jin
The functional role(s) of peroxisomes in osteoarthritis remains unclear. We demonstrated that peroxisomal dysfunction in osteoarthritis is responsible for very-long-chain fatty acid (VLCFA) accumulation. Through gene-profiling analyses, we identified CRAT as the gene responsible for this event. CRAT expression was suppressed in osteoarthritis chondrocytes, and its knockdown yielded pathological osteoarthritic characteristics, including VLCFA accumulation, apoptosis, autophagic inhibition, and mitochondrial dysfunction...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049722/a-ppar-gamma-agonist-rosiglitazone-suppresses-fibrotic-response-in-human-pterygium-fibroblasts-by-modulating-the-p38-mapk-pathway
#5
Selikem Abla Nuwormegbe, Joon Hyung Sohn, Sun Woong Kim
Purpose: Fibroblast activation may play an important role in pterygium progression. Synthetic peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ (PPAR-γ) ligands have been shown to be effective antifibrotic agents against transforming growth factor β1 (TGF-β1) induced fibrosis in several tissues. We aimed to investigate the antifibrotic effects of the PPAR-γ ligand rosiglitazone in pterygium fibroblasts and the underlying mechanisms. Methods: Profibrotic activation was induced by TGF-β1 in primary cultured human pterygium fibroblasts and the effect of rosiglitazone treatment on α-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA), and extra cellular matrix proteins synthesis was detected by western blotting, real-time PCR, immunostaining, and flow cytometry...
October 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048364/protective-effect-of-argan-and-olive-oils-against-lps-induced-oxidative-stress-and-inflammation-in-mice-livers
#6
Soufiane El Kamouni, Riad El Kebbaj, Pierre Andreoletti, Abderrahim El Ktaibi, Issam Rharrassi, Abdelkhalid Essamadi, M'hammed Saïd El Kebbaj, Stéphane Mandard, Norbert Latruffe, Joseph Vamecq, Boubker Nasser, Mustapha Cherkaoui-Malki
Sepsis causes severe dysregulation of organ functions, via the development of oxidative stress and inflammation. These pathophysiological mechanisms are mimicked in mice injected with bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS). Here, protective properties of argan oil against LPS-induced oxidative stress and inflammation are explored in the murine model. Mice received standard chow, supplemented with argan oil (AO) or olive oil (OO) for 25 days, before septic shock was provoked with a single intraperitoneal injection of LPS, 16 hours prior to animal sacrifice...
October 19, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047053/mild-zellweger-syndrome-due-to-a-novel-pex6-mutation-correlation-between-clinical-phenotype-and-in-silico-prediction-of-variant-pathogenicity
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Małgorzata Rydzanicz, Teresa Joanna Stradomska, Elżbieta Jurkiewicz, Ewa Jamroz, Piotr Gasperowicz, Grażyna Kostrzewa, Rafał Płoski, Anna Tylki-Szymańska
Zellweger syndrome (ZS) is a consequence of a peroxisome biogenesis disorder (PBD) caused by the presence of a pathogenic mutation in one of the 13 genes from the PEX family. ZS is a severe multisystem condition characterized by neonatal appearance of symptoms and a shorter life. Here, we report a case of ZS with a mild phenotype, due to a novel PEX6 gene mutation. The patient presented subtle craniofacial dysmorphic features and slightly slower psychomotor development. At the age of 2 years, he was diagnosed with adrenal insufficiency, hypoacusis, and general deterioration...
October 18, 2017: Journal of Applied Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047011/comparing-pharmacophore-models-derived-from-crystallography-and-nmr-ensembles
#8
Phani Ghanakota, Heather A Carlson
NMR and X-ray crystallography are the two most widely used methods for determining protein structures. Our previous study examining NMR versus X-Ray sources of protein conformations showed improved performance with NMR structures when used in our Multiple Protein Structures (MPS) method for receptor-based pharmacophores (Damm, Carlson, J Am Chem Soc 129:8225-8235, 2007). However, that work was based on a single test case, HIV-1 protease, because of the rich data available for that system. New data for more systems are available now, which calls for further examination of the effect of different sources of protein conformations...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Computer-aided Molecular Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046503/effects-of-a-novel-selective-peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptor-%C3%AE-modulator-k-877-pemafibrate-on-postprandial-hyperlipidemia
#9
Yoshio Fujioka
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 18, 2017: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046298/identification-of-dual-mechanisms-mediating-5-hydroxytryptamine-receptor-1f-induced-mitochondrial-biogenesis
#10
Whitney S Gibbs, Sara M Garrett, Craig C Beeson, Rick G Schnellmann
Our laboratory recently made the novel observation that 5-hydroxytryptamine 1F (5-HT1F) receptor activation induces mitochondrial biogenesis (MB), the production of new, functional mitochondria, in vitro and vivo. We sought to determine the mechanism linking the 5-HT1F receptor to MB in renal proximal tubule cells. Using LY344864, a selective 5-HT1F receptor agonist, we determined that the 5-HT1F receptor is coupled to Gαi/o and induces MB through Gβγ dependent activation of Akt, endothelial nitric oxide (eNOS), cyclic guanosine-monophosphate (cGMP), protein kinase G (PKG) and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma coactivator-1α (PGC-1α)...
October 18, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045950/leonurine-prevents-atherosclerosis-via-promoting-the-expression-of-abca1-and-abcg1-in-a-ppar%C3%AE-lxr%C3%AE-signaling-pathway-dependent-manner
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Ting Jiang, Kun Ren, Qian Chen, Heng Li, Rong Yao, Hu Hu, Yun-Cheng Lv, Guo-Jun Zhao
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Previous studies have demonstrated that leonurine, a unique alkaloid compound of Herba leonuri, can exert anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory effects on the development of atherosclerosis (AS). This study was designed to investigate the effects of leonurine on cholesterol efflux from THP-1 macrophage-derived foam cells and development of atherosclerotic lesions in apoE-/- mice, and further determine the potential mechanisms. METHODS: Human THP-1 cells were fully differentiated into foam cells by the pre-treatment with phorbol-12-myristate-13-acetate (PMA) and oxidized density lipoproteins (ox-LDL)...
October 18, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043484/the-role-of-yeast-m-6-a-methyltransferase-in-peroxisomal-fatty-acid-oxidation
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REVIEW
Pradeep Kumar Yadav, Praveen Kumar Rajvanshi, Ram Rajasekharan
The precise and controlled regulation of gene expression at transcriptional and post-transcriptional levels is crucial for the eukaryotic cell survival and functions. In eukaryotes, more than 100 types of post-transcriptional RNA modifications have been identified. The N(6)-methyladenosine (m(6)A) modification in mRNA is among the most common post-transcriptional RNA modifications known in eukaryotic organisms, and the m(6)A RNA modification can regulate gene expression. The role of yeast m(6)A methyltransferase (Ime4) in meiosis, sporulation, triacylglycerol metabolism, vacuolar morphology, and mitochondrial functions has been reported...
October 17, 2017: Current Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042976/anti-obesity-effect-of-robusta-fermented-with-leuconostoc-mesenteroides-in-high-fat-diet-induced-obese-mice
#13
Soo-Young Choi, Seung-Hyun Ryu, Jin-Il Park, Eui-Suk Jeong, Jong-Hyung Park, Seung-Hoon Ham, Hee-Yeon Jeon, Jun-Young Kim, Inn-Goo Kyeong, Dong-Goo Kim, Ji-Young Shin, Yang-Kyu Choi
Robusta beans cultivated with Monascus ruber (RMR) were successively fermented with Leuconostoc mesenteroides (LM) and the antiobesity effects were examined. To produce an obese mouse model to investigate the hypolipidemic effects, ICR mice were fed the same high-fat diet for 6 weeks. Treatment groups were given 10 or 20% RMR-LM. Body weight changes in the 20% RMR-LM group were lower compared with those in the control group. Visceral adipose tissue weight and adipose size were significantly lower in the 20% RMR-LM group compared with those in the control group...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041003/depression-in-the-context-of-medical-disorders-new-pharmacological-pathways-revisited
#14
Undine E Lang, Marc Walter
The depressive state has been characterised as one of elevated inflammation, changed cardiovascular parameters and a deranged metabolic situation all of which holds promise for a better understanding and handling of treatment-resistance in affective disorders as well as for future developments in treatment algorithms. In this context several biomarkers are differentially regulated by antidepressant treatment and connected to metabolic, inflammatory, cardiovascular and apoptotic components of the pathophysiology, i...
October 17, 2017: Neuro-Signals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040909/treatment-with-fenofibrate-plus-a-low-dose-of-benznidazole-attenuates-cardiac-dysfunction-in-experimental-chagas-disease
#15
Ágata C Cevey, Gerardo A Mirkin, Martín Donato, María J Rada, Federico N Penas, Ricardo J Gelpi, Nora B Goren
Trypanosoma cruzi induces serious cardiac alterations during the chronic infection. Intense inflammatory response observed from the beginning of infection, is critical for the control of parasite proliferation and evolution of Chagas disease. Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPAR)-α, are known to modulate inflammation. In this study we investigated whether a PPAR-α agonist, Fenofibrate, improves cardiac function and inflammatory parameters in a murine model of T. cruzi infection. BALB/c mice were sequentially infected with two T...
October 7, 2017: International Journal for Parasitology, Drugs and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040900/alleviation-of-cr-vi-induced-oxidative-stress-in-maize-zea-mays-l-seedlings-by-no-and-h2s-donors-through-differential-organ-dependent-regulation-of-ros-and-nadph-recycling-metabolisms
#16
Oussama Kharbech, Hayet Houmani, Abdelilah Chaoui, Francisco J Corpas
Chromium (Cr) contamination in soil is a growing concern in relation to sustainable agricultural production and food safety. Nitric oxide (NO) and, more recently, hydrogen sulfide (H2S) are considered to be new signalling molecules with biotechnological applications in the agronomical sector. Using 9-day-old maize (Zea mays) seedlings exposed to 200μM Cr(VI), the potential mitigating effects of exogenous NO and H2S on chromium-induced stress in maize seedlings were investigated in roots, cotyledons and coleoptiles...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040839/effects-of-the-dietary-carbohydrate-fat-ratio-on-plasma-phosphatidylcholine-profiles-in-human-and-mouse
#17
Mizuki Inoue, Nanami Senoo, Tomoki Sato, Yuri Nishimura, Takumi Nakagawa, Noriyuki Miyoshi, Toshinao Goda, Akihito Morita, Shinji Miura
Phosphatidylcholines (PCs), a major class of human plasma phospholipids, are composed of highly diverse fatty acids. Because the dietary carbohydrate-fat ratio alters the hepatic fatty acid metabolism, plasma fatty acids that bind PCs, which are secreted as lipoproteins from the liver, may be affected by long-term consumption of a high-carbohydrate diet or a high-fat diet. Therefore, in this study, we profiled the plasma PC species comprehensively in formulated dieting conditions to identify those phospholipid molecules that reflect the dietary carbohydrate-fat ratio...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039513/birc5-is-a-novel-target-of-peroxisome-proliferator%C3%A2-activated-receptor-%C3%AE-in-brain-microvascular-endothelium-cells-during-cerebral-ischemia
#18
Mingjing Xu, Xianli Yang, Qing Zeng, He He, Pengcheng Lu, Guozhi Huang
Cerebral ischemia is a leading cause of ischemic stroke, which may lead to severe disability and mortality worldwide. There are some key factors concerned in cardioprotection, such as peroxisome proliferator‑activated receptor γ (PPARγ), a ligand binding transcription factor involved in various biological functions including atherosclerosis, vascular dysfunction and hypertension, and baculoviral IAP repeat‑containing 5 (BIRC5), which may protect human brain endothelial cells from ischemia‑induced apoptosis...
October 10, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038164/pka-creb-signaling-prevents-adriamycin-induced-podocyte-apoptosis-via-upregulation-of-mitochondrial-respiratory-chain-complexes
#19
Kewei Xie, Mingli Zhu, Peng Xiang, Xiaohuan Chen, Ayijiaken Kasimumali, Renhua Lu, Qin Wang, Shan Mou, Zhaohui Ni, Leyi Gu, Huihua Pang
Previous work showed that the activation of protein kinase A (PKA) signaling promoted mitochondrial fusion and prevented podocyte apoptosis. The cAMP response element binding protein (CREB) is the main downstream transcription factor of PKA signaling. Herein, we show that the pKA-agonist pCPT-cAMP prevented the production of adriamycin (ADR)-induced reactive oxygen species and apoptosis in podocytes, which were inhibited by CREB RNAi. The activation of PKA enhanced mitochondrial function and prevented the ADR-induced decrease of mitochondrial respiratory chain complex I subunits, NADH-ubiquinone oxidoreductase complex (ND) 1/3/4 genes, and protein expression...
October 16, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037759/a-new-yeast-peroxin-pex36-a-functional-homologue-of-mammalian-pex16-functions-in-the-er-to-peroxisome-traffic-of-peroxisomal-membrane-proteins
#20
Jean-Claude Farré, Krypton Carolino, Oleh V Stasyk, Olena G Stasyk, Zlatan Hodzic, Gaurav Agrawal, Andreas Till, Marco Proietto, James Cregg, Andriy A Sibirny, Suresh Subramani
Peroxisomal membrane proteins (PMPs) traffic to peroxisomes by two mechanisms: direct insertion from the cytosol into the peroxisomal membrane and indirect trafficking to peroxisomes via the endoplasmic reticulum (ER). In mammals and yeast, several PMPs traffic via the ER in a Pex3- and Pex19-dependent manner. In Komagataella phaffii (formerly called Pichia pastoris) specifically, the indirect traffic of Pex2, but not of Pex11 or Pex17, depends on Pex3, but all PMPs tested for indirect trafficking require Pex19...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Molecular Biology
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