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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636368/probing-the-mechanism-of-lal-32-a-gold-nanoparticle-based-antibiotic-discovered-through-small-molecule-variable-ligand-display
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Rose Byrne-Nash, Danielle Lucero, Niki Osbaugh, Roberta J Melander, Christian Melander, Daniel L Feldheim
The unrelenting rise of antimicrobial resistant bacteria has necessitated the search for novel antibiotic solutions. Herein we describe further mechanistic studies on a 2.0 nm diameter gold nanoparticle-based antibiotic (designated LAL-32). This antibiotic exhibits bactericidal activity against the Gram-negative bacterium Escherichia coli at 1.0 μΜ, a concentration significantly lower than several clinically available antibiotics (such as ampicillin and gentamicin), and acute treatment with LAL-32 does not give rise to spontaneous resistant mutants...
June 21, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632410/correlation-between-interleukin-6-and-thrombin-antithrombin-iii-complex-levels-in-retinal-diseases
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Rita Ehrlich, Alon Zahavi, Ruth Axer-Siegel, Ivan Budnik, Ayelet Dreznik, Mor Dahbash, Yael Nisgav, Elinor Megiddo, Gili Kenet, Dov Weinberger, Tami Livnat
PURPOSE: This study aims to evaluate and correlate the levels of interleukin-6 (IL-6) and thrombin-antithrombin III complex (TAT) in the vitreous of patients with different vitreoretinal pathologies. METHODS: Vitreous samples were collected from 78 patients scheduled for pars plana vitrectomy at a tertiary medical center. Patients were divided by the underlying vitreoretinal pathophysiology, as follows: macular hole (MH)/epiretinal membrane (ERM) (n = 26); rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD) (n = 32); and proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) (n = 20)...
June 20, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630469/c2238-anp-gene-variant-promotes-increased-platelet-aggregation-through-the-activation-of-nox2-and-the-reduction-of-camp
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Roberto Carnevale, Pasquale Pignatelli, Giacomo Frati, Cristina Nocella, Rosita Stanzione, Daniele Pastori, Simona Marchitti, Valentina Valenti, Maria Santulli, Emanuele Barbato, Teresa Strisciuglio, Leonardo Schirone, Carmine Vecchione, Francesco Violi, Massimo Volpe, Speranza Rubattu, Sebastiano Sciarretta
Subjects carrying the C2238 variant of the atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) gene have a higher occurrence of stroke and acute coronary syndrome, suggesting an increased predisposition to acute thrombotic events in these subjects. We evaluated for the first time the direct effects of mutant ANP (C2238/αANP) on platelet activation in vitro and in human subjects. In vitro, platelets were incubated with no peptide, with T2238/αANP (WT) or with C2238/αANP at different concentrations. C2238/αANP (10(-10) M) induced higher collagen-induced platelet aggregation with respect to both control without ANP and T2238/αANP...
June 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629364/changes-in-concentrations-of-haemostatic-and-inflammatory-biomarkers-in-synovial-fluid-after-intra-articular-injection-of-lipopolysaccharide-in-horses
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Stine Mandrup Andreassen, Anne Mette Lindberg Vinther, Søren Saxmose Nielsen, Pia Haubro Andersen, Aziz Tnibar, Annemarie T Kristensen, Stine Jacobsen
BACKGROUND: Septic arthritis is a common and potentially devastating disease characterized by severe intra-articular (IA) inflammation and fibrin deposition. Research into equine joint pathologies has focused on inflammation, but recent research in humans suggests that both haemostatic and inflammatory pathways are activated in the joint compartment in arthritic conditions. The aim of this study was to characterize the IA haemostatic and inflammatory responses in horses with experimental lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced joint inflammation...
June 19, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625985/periplasmic-nicotine-dehydrogenase-ndhab-utilizes-pseudoazurin-as-its-physiological-electron-acceptor-in-agrobacterium-tumefaciens-s33
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Wenjun Yu, Rongshui Wang, Haiyan Huang, Huijun Xie, Shuning Wang
Agrobacterium tumefaciens S33 can grow with nicotine as the sole source of carbon, nitrogen, and energy via a novel hybrid of the pyridine pathway and the pyrollidine pathway. Characterization of the enzymes involved in the hybrid pathway is important for understanding its biochemical mechanism. Here we report that the molybdenum-containing nicotine dehydrogenase (NdhAB), which catalyzes the initial step of nicotine degradation, is located in the periplasm of strain S33, while the 6-hydroxynicotine oxidase and 6-hydroxypseudooxynicoine oxidase are in the cytoplasm...
June 16, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625717/clinical-impact-of-non-antibiotic-recommendations-by-a-multi-disciplinary-antimicrobial-stewardship-team
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Tat Ming Ng, Vanessa Y Phang, Barnaby Young, Sock Hoon Tan, Hui Lin Tay, Michelle W Tan, Li Min Ling, Brenda S Ang, Christine B Teng, David C Lye
INTRODUCTION: The multi-disciplinary antimicrobial stewardship team at the study hospital conducts prospective review and feedback on all inpatient orders of piperacillin-tazobactam and carbapenems. In addition, the team provides non-antibiotic recommendations (i.e. additional investigations and infectious disease reviews). This study aimed to describe the impact of these recommendations on patient outcomes. METHODS: Patients on carbapenem and piperacillin-tazobactam who received at least one non-antibiotic recommendation between January 2012 and August 2014 were included in this study...
June 15, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625133/recent-advances-in-targeting-the-hiv-1-tat-tar-complex
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Fardokht A Abulwerdi, Stuart F J Le Grice
Following seminal discoveries by Rosen and co-workers in 1985, the HIV-1 TAR has emerged as one of the most extensively studied regulatory elements of the HIV-1 genome. Located adjacent to the long terminal repeat promoter, this cis-acting motif, in conjunction with the viral Tat protein, plays a critical role in viral genomic RNA synthesis via modification of the transcription complex. As such, the Tat/TAR axis has been the subject of intense efforts aimed at developing therapeutic interventions, directed against both the protein and nucleic acid components...
June 15, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624220/tat-hafgf14-154-upregulates-adam10-to-attenuate-the-alzheimer-phenotype-of-app-ps1-mice-through-the-pi3k-creb-ire1%C3%AE-xbp1-pathway
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Tian Meng, Qin Cao, Peng Lei, Ashley I Bush, Qi Xiang, Zhijian Su, Xiang He, Jack T Rogers, Ing-Ming Chiu, Qihao Zhang, Yadong Huang
Acid fibroblast growth factor (aFGF) has shown neuroprotection in Alzheimer's disease (AD) models in previous studies, yet its mechanism is still uncertain. Here we report that the efficacy of Tat-haFGF14-154 is markedly increased when loaded cationic liposomes for intranasal delivery are intranasally administered to APP/PS1 mice. Our results demonstrated that liposomal Tat-haFGF14-154 treatment significantly ameliorated behavioral deficits, relieved brain Aβ burden, and increased the expression and activity of disintegrin and metalloproteinase domain-containing protein 10 (ADAM10) in the brain...
June 16, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623807/hiv-tat-excites-d1-receptor-like-expressing-neurons-from-rat-nucleus-accumbens
#9
G Cristina Brailoiu, Elena Deliu, Jeffrey L Barr, Linda M Console-Bram, Alexandra M Ciuciu, Mary E Abood, Ellen M Unterwald, Eugen Brailoiu
BACKGROUND: HIV-1 infection and drug abuse are frequently co-morbid and their association greatly increases the severity of HIV-1-induced neuropathology. While nucleus accumbens (NAcc) function is severely perturbed by drugs of abuse, little is known about how HIV-1 infection affects NAcc. METHODS: We used calcium and voltage imaging to investigate the effect of HIV-1 trans-activator of transcription (Tat) on rat NAcc. Based on previous neuronal studies, we hypothesized that Tat modulates intracellular Ca(2+) homeostasis of NAcc neurons...
June 8, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623359/allosteric-modulatory-effects-of-sri-20041-and-sri-30827-on-cocaine-and-hiv-1-tat-protein-binding-to-human-dopamine-transporter
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Wei-Lun Sun, Pamela M Quizon, Yaxia Yuan, Wei Zhang, Subramaniam Ananthan, Chang-Guo Zhan, Jun Zhu
Dopamine transporter (DAT) is the target of cocaine and HIV-1 transactivator of transcription (Tat) protein. Identifying allosteric modulatory molecules with potential attenuation of cocaine and Tat binding to DAT are of great scientific and clinical interest. We demonstrated that tyrosine 470 and 88 act as functional recognition residues in human DAT (hDAT) for Tat-induced inhibition of DA transport and transporter conformational transitions. Here we investigated the allosteric modulatory effects of two allosteric ligands, SRI-20041 and SRI-30827 on cocaine binding on wild type (WT) hDAT, Y470 H and Y88 F mutants...
June 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623271/decoy-peptide-targeted-to-toll-il-1r-domain-inhibits-lps-and-tlr4-active-metabolite-morphine-3-glucuronide-sensitization-of-sensory-neurons
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Yohance M Allette, Youngsook Kim, Aaron L Randolph, Jared A Smith, Matthew S Ripsch, Fletcher A White
Accumulating evidence indicates that Toll-like receptor (TLR) signaling adapter protein interactions with Toll/Interleukin-1 Receptor (TIR) domains present in sensory neurons may modulate neuropathic pain states. Following ligand interaction with TLRs, TIR serves to both initiate intracellular signaling and facilitate recruitment of signaling adapter proteins to the intracytoplasmic domain. Although TLR TIR is central to a number of TLR signaling cascades, its role in sensory neurons is poorly understood. In this study we investigated the degree to which TLR TIR decoy peptide modified to include a TAT sequence (Trans-Activator of Transcription gene in HIV; TAT-4BB) affected LPS-induced intracellular calcium flux and excitation in sensory neurons, and behavioral changes due to TLR4 active metabolite, morphine-3-glucuronide (M3G) exposure in vivo...
June 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620664/development-of-an-rna-aptamer-that-acquires-binding-capacity-against-hiv-1-tat-protein-via-g-quadruplex-formation-in-response-to-potassium-ions
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Yudai Yamaoki, Takashi Nagata, Tsukasa Mashima, Masato Katahira
For the development of K(+)-responsive RNA aptamers, we proposed a new general strategy that makes use of a G-quadruplex formation in response to K(+). This is the first report of developing an RNA aptamer that demonstrates ON/OFF switching of its target-binding activity by sensing the addition/removal of K(+).
June 16, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619171/proteomic-and-bioinformatic-analyses-of-putative-mannheimia-haemolytica-secretome-by-liquid-chromatography-and-tandem-mass-spectrometry
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Sahlu Ayalew, Anthony W Confer, Steve D Hartson, Patricia J Canaan, Mark Payton, Brian Couger
Mannheimia haemolytica is a major bacterial contributor to bovine respiratory disease complex that costs the livestock industry a billion dollars a year in USA. Commercial vaccines are only partially efficacious under field conditions. Earlier studies found that outer membrane protein preparations and culture supernatants can induce immune responses that enhance resistance to challenge by M. haemolytica strains. The objective of this study was to characterize secretome of two M. haemolytica stains grown under two different media...
May 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618210/the-non-canonical-substrates-of-trypanosoma-cruzi-tyrosine-and-aspartate-aminotransferases-branched-chain-amino-acids
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N C Manchola, A M Silber, C Nowicki
Trypanosoma cruzi, the etiological agent of Chagas disease, lacks genes that encode canonical branched-chain aminotransferases. However, early studies showed that when epimastigotes were grown in the presence of (14) C1 -DL-leucine, the label was incorporated into various intermediates. More recently, our studies provided evidence that T. cruzi epimastigotes display a single ATP-dependent and saturable transport system that enables epimastigotes to uptake branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) from the culture media...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616619/a-case-of-late-diagnosis-of-chronic-subdural-hematoma-following-spinal-anesthesia
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Ali Aygun, Hava Semra Vuran, Nurhak Aksut, Yunus Karaca, Ozgur Tatli
Intracranial subdural hematoma developing following spinal anesthesia is a rare but serious complication. We describe a case of subdural hematoma developing following spinal anesthesia and diagnosed late. A female patient receiving spinal anesthesia for cesarean delivery 45 days prior to arrival at the emergency department presented to our hospital with non-severe headache persisting for 45 days after discharge. Computerized tomography (CT) of the brain performed due to long-term persisting headache resistant to medical treatment and a history of spinal intervention revealed a hypodense chronic subdural hematoma in the left frontoparietal area and a shift from left to right in midline structures...
June 2017: Turkish Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611588/time-dependent-hiv-tat-induced-perturbation-of-human-neurons-in-vitro-towards-a-model-for-the-molecular-pathology-of-hiv-associated-neurocognitive-disorders
#16
Kim T Gurwitz, Richard J Burman, Brandon D Murugan, Shaun Garnett, Tariq Ganief, Nelson C Soares, Joseph V Raimondo, Jonathan M Blackburn
A significant proportion of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV)-positive individuals are affected by the cognitive, motor and behavioral dysfunction that characterizes HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND). While the molecular etiology of HAND remains largely uncharacterized, HIV transactivator of transcription (HIV-Tat) is thought to be an important etiological cause. Here we have used mass spectrometry (MS)-based discovery proteomics to identify the quantitative, cell-wide changes that occur when non-transformed, differentiated human neurons are treated with HIV-Tat over time...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609611/selective-aliphatic-carbon-carbon-bond-activation-by-rhodium-porphyrin-complexes
#17
Ching Tat To, Kin Shing Chan
The carbon-carbon bond activation of organic molecules with transition metal complexes is an attractive transformation. These reactions form transition metal-carbon bonded intermediates, which contribute to fundamental understanding in organometallic chemistry. Alternatively, the metal-carbon bond in these intermediates can be further functionalized to construct new carbon-(hetero)atom bonds. This methodology promotes the concept that the carbon-carbon bond acts as a functional group, although carbon-carbon bonds are kinetically inert...
June 13, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606781/sab-is-differentially-expressed-in-the-brain-and-affects-neuronal-activity
#18
Alejandro O Sodero, Monica Rodriguez-Silva, Chiara Salio, Marco Sassoè-Pognetto, Jeremy W Chambers
Sab (SH3 binding protein 5 or SH3BP5) is a mitochondrial scaffold protein involved in signaling associated with mitochondrial dysfunction and apoptosis; furthermore, Sab is a crucial signaling platform for neurodegenerative disease. To determine how this signaling nexus could have a significant effect on disease, we examined the regional abundance of Sab in the brain and sub-neuronal distribution, and we monitored the effect of Sab-mediated signaling on neuronal activity. We found that Sab is widely expressed in the adult mouse brain with increased abundance in hippocampus, ventral midbrain, and cerebellum...
June 9, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604448/map2k6-fp-enhances-the-sensitiveness-of-paclitaxel-for-ovarian-cancer-via-inducing-autophagy
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Ying Guo, Jin Yuan, Shuqin Yin, Xiaoxia Wang, Rong Shuai, Jiali Kang
BACKGROUND: Paclitaxel is recommended as a first-line chemotherapeutic agent against ovarian cancer, but drug resistance becomes a major limitation. The key molecule or mechanism associated with paclitaxel resistance in ovarian cancer still remains unclear. Recent studies have revealed an association between autophagy and drug resistance. METHODS: We previously synthesized a MAPK kinase-recombinant fusion protein, MAP2K6-FP, that contains 3 domains: a protein transduction domain TAT, a human ovarian cancer HO8910 cell-specific binding peptide, and a potential antitumor effector domain MKK6(E)...
June 10, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603746/preclinical-evaluation-of-a-lentiviral-vector-for-huntingtin-silencing
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Karine Cambon, Virginie Zimmer, Sylvain Martineau, Marie-Claude Gaillard, Margot Jarrige, Aurore Bugi, Jana Miniarikova, Maria Rey, Raymonde Hassig, Noelle Dufour, Gwenaelle Auregan, Philippe Hantraye, Anselme L Perrier, Nicole Déglon
Huntington's disease (HD) is an autosomal dominant neurodegenerative disorder resulting from a polyglutamine expansion in the huntingtin (HTT) protein. There is currently no cure for this disease, but recent studies suggest that RNAi to downregulate the expression of both normal and mutant HTT is a promising therapeutic approach. We previously developed a small hairpin RNA (shRNA), vectorized in an HIV-1-derived lentiviral vector (LV), that reduced pathology in an HD rodent model. Here, we modified this vector for preclinical development by using a tat-independent third-generation LV (pCCL) backbone and removing the original reporter genes...
June 16, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Methods & Clinical Development
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