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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100850/molecular-characteristic-and-physiological-role-of-dopa-decarboxylase
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Joanna Guenter, Robert Lenartowski
The enzyme DOPA decarboxylase (aromatic-L-amino-acid decarboxylase, DDC) plays an important role in the dopaminergic system and participates in the uptake and decarboxylation of amine precursors in the peripheral tissues. Apart from catecholamines, DDC catalyses the biosynthesis of serotonin and trace amines. It has been shown that the DDC amino acid sequence is highly evolutionarily conserved across many species. The activity of holoenzyme is regulated by stimulation/blockade of membrane receptors, phosphorylation of serine residues, and DDC interaction with regulatory proteins...
December 31, 2016: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096377/comparative-genomics-reveals-convergent-evolution-between-the-bamboo-eating-giant-and-red-pandas
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Yibo Hu, Qi Wu, Shuai Ma, Tianxiao Ma, Lei Shan, Xiao Wang, Yonggang Nie, Zemin Ning, Li Yan, Yunfang Xiu, Fuwen Wei
Phenotypic convergence between distantly related taxa often mirrors adaptation to similar selective pressures and may be driven by genetic convergence. The giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) and red panda (Ailurus fulgens) belong to different families in the order Carnivora, but both have evolved a specialized bamboo diet and adaptive pseudothumb, representing a classic model of convergent evolution. However, the genetic bases of these morphological and physiological convergences remain unknown. Through de novo sequencing the red panda genome and improving the giant panda genome assembly with added data, we identified genomic signatures of convergent evolution...
January 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094898/polyelectrolyte-oil-core-nanocarriers-for-localized-and-sustained-delivery-of-daunorubicin-to-colon-carcinoma-mc38-cells-the-case-of-polysaccharide-multilayer-film-in-relation-to-peg-ylated-shell
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Urszula Bazylińska, Jadwiga Pietkiewicz, Joanna Rossowska, Grzegorz Chodaczek, Andrzej Gamian, Kazimiera A Wilk
The authors examine properties of daunorubicin (DNR)-loaded oil-core multilayer nanocapsules prepared via layer-by-layer approach with different polyelectrolyte (PE) coatings such as a standard one (containing polysodium 4-styrenesulphonate/poly(diallyldimethyl-ammonium) chloride) and a polysaccharide-based shell (dextran/chitosan), in regard to the outer layer of poly-l-glutamic acid (PGA) grafted with polyethylene glycol (PGA-g-PEG). The nanocarriers are obtained on a cationic nanoemulsion template (stabilized by dicephalic-type surfactant, N,N-bis[3,30-(trimethylammonio)propyl]-dodecanamide dimethylsulfate) and layered with the PE shell of different thicknesses resulting in average size of 150 nm in diameter (as shown by dynamic light scattering, scanning electron microscopy and cryogenic-transmission electron microscopy, and atomic force microscopy)...
January 17, 2017: Macromolecular Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092823/ph-lactate-and-hypoxia-reciprocity-in-regulating-high-affinity-monocarboxylate-transporter-expression-in-glioblastoma
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James P Caruso, Brandon J Koch, Philip D Benson, Elsa Varughese, Michael D Monterey, Amy E Lee, Ajal M Dave, Sam Kiousis, Andrew E Sloan, Saroj P Mathupala
Highly malignant brain tumors harbor the aberrant propensity for aerobic glycolysis, the excessive conversion of glucose to lactic acid even in the presence of ample tissue oxygen. Lactic acid is rapidly effluxed to the tumor microenvironment via a group of plasma-membrane transporters denoted monocarboxylate transporters (MCTs) to prevent "self-poisoning." One isoform, MCT2, has the highest affinity for lactate and thus should have the ability to respond to microenvironment conditions such as hypoxia, lactate, and pH to help maintain high glycolytic flux in the tumor...
January 13, 2017: Neoplasia: An International Journal for Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092598/evaluation-of-venous-blood-gas-levels-blood-chemistry-and-haemocytometric-parameters-in-milk-fed-veal-calves-at-different-periods-of-livestock-cycle
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S Giambelluca, E Fiore, A Sadocco, M Gianesella, I Vazzana, T Orefice, M Morgante
An evaluation of blood chemistry profile in relation to specific stages of livestock cycle can help better understand variations in physiological conditions in order to adjust management systems to animal needs. In addition to basal hematological investigation, the acid-base balance and blood gases are essential tools in evaluating metabolism in calves. The relationship between blood gas parameters, diet and growth should be further investigated. The aim of this study was to evaluate changes in acid-base status, blood gases, serum chemistry and hematological parameters in veal calves at different periods of livestock cycle...
December 1, 2016: Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092481/the-effect-of-main-urine-inhibitors-on-the-activity-of-different-dna-polymerases-in-loop-mediated-isothermal-amplification
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Jekaterina Jevtuševskaja, Katrin Krõlov, Indrek Tulp, Ülo Langel
BACKGROUND: The use of rapid amplification methods to detect pathogens in biological samples is mainly limited by the amount of pathogens present in the sample and the presence of inhibiting substances. Inhibitors can affect the amplification efficiency by either binding to the polymerase, interacting with the DNA, or interacting with the polymerase during primer extension. Amplification is performed using DNA polymerase enzymes and even small changes in their activity can influence the sensitivity and robustness of molecular assays Methods: The main purpose of this research was to examine which compounds present in urine inhibit polymerases with strand displacement activity...
January 16, 2017: Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092089/time-dependent-lactate-production-and-amino-acid-utilization-in-cultured-astrocytes-under-high-glucose-exposure
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Dan Wang, Liangcai Zhao, Hong Zheng, Minjian Dong, Linlin Pan, Xi Zhang, Huajie Zhang, Hongchang Gao
Accumulating investigations have focused on the severity of central nervous system (CNS) complications in diabetic patients. The effects of the high glucose (HG) probably attribute to the metabolic disturbances in CNS. Astrocytes, with powerful ability of metabolic regulation, play crucial roles in physiological and pathological processes in CNS. Hence, an in-depth analysis as to metabolic alterations of astrocytes exposure to HG would facilitate to explore the underlying pathogenesis. In this study, the (1)H NMR-based metabonomic approach was performed to characterize the metabolic variations of intracellular metabolites and corresponding culture media in a time-dependent manner...
January 16, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091737/impact-of-pelvic-fractures-on-the-early-clinical-outcomes-of-severely-injured-trauma-patients
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K Almahmoud, R Pfeifer, K Al-Kofahi, A Hmedat, W Hyderabad, F Hildebrand, A B Peitzman, H-C Pape
BACKGROUND: Pelvic fractures contribute to morbidity and mortality following injury. We sought to study the impact of pelvic fractures on the clinical course and outcomes of trauma patients with a pelvic fracture in comparison to patients with similar injury severity without pelvic fracture to identify potential parameters to track patients' clinical course post-injury. METHODS: A cohort of 206 consecutive blunt trauma survivors, studied over a 5-year period in a level I trauma center of which 75 patients (36...
January 13, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089915/dendrimers-as-nanocarriers-for-nucleoside-analogues
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Michał Gorzkiewicz, Barbara Klajnert-Maculewicz
Dendrimers constitute a class of hyperbranched macromolecules with several potential applications due to their unique properties such as a well-defined structure, multivalency and biocompatibility. These polymers became one of the most promising drug nanocarriers, providing improved solubility of therapeutics, high loading capacity and controllable biodistribution pattern. In addition, the use of dendrimers as drug delivery devices in cancer therapies may help to overcome the resistance mechanisms by transporting activated drug molecules directly to cancer cells...
January 12, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089685/evaluation-of-drug-drug-interaction-potential-between-sacubitril-valsartan-lcz696-and-statins-using-a-physiologically-based-pharmacokinetic-model
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Wen Lin, Tao Ji, Heidi Einolf, Surya Ayalasomayajula, Tsu-Han Lin, Imad Hanna, Tycho Heimbach, Christopher Breen, Venkateswar Jarugula, Handan He
Sacubitril/valsartan (LCZ696) has been approved for the treatment of heart failure. Sacubitril is an in vitro inhibitor of OATPs. In clinical studies, LCZ696 increased atorvastatin Cmax by 1.7-fold and AUC by 1.3-fold, but had little or no effect on simvastatin or simvastatin acid exposure. A PBPK modelling approach was applied to explore the underlying mechanisms behind the statin-specific LCZ696 drug interaction observations. The model incorporated OATP-mediated clearance (CLint,T) for simvastatin and simvastatin acid to successfully describe the PK profiles of either analyte in the absence or presence of LCZ696...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088691/stability-effect-of-cholesterol-poly-acrylic-acid-in-a-stimuli-responsive-polymer-liposome-complex-obtained-from-soybean-lecithin-for-controlled-drug-delivery
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M G Simões, P Alves, Manuela Carvalheiro, P N Simões
The development of polymer-liposome complexes (PLCs), in particular for biomedical applications, has grown significantly in the last decades. The importance of these studies comes from the emerging need in finding intelligent controlled release systems, more predictable, effective and selective, for applications in several areas, such as treatment and/or diagnosis of cancer, neurological, dermatological, ophthalmic and orthopedic diseases, gene therapy, cosmetic treatments, and food engineering. This work reports the development and characterization of a pH sensitive system for controlled release based on PLCs...
January 4, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087660/the-morphophysiological-dormancy-in-amborella-trichopoda-seeds-is-a-pleisiomorphic-trait-in-angiosperms
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Bruno Fogliani, Gildas Gâteblé, Matthieu Villegente, Isabelle Fabre, Nicolas Klein, Nicolas Anger, Carol C Baskin, Charlie P Scutt
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Recent parsimony-based reconstructions suggest that seeds of early angiosperms had either morphophysiological or physiological dormancy, with the former considered as more probable. The aim of this study was to determine the class of seed dormancy present in Amborella trichopoda, the sole living representative of the most basal angiosperm lineage Amborellales, with a view to resolving fully the class of dormancy present at the base of the angiosperm clade. METHODS: Drupes of A...
January 13, 2017: Annals of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087364/aquaglyceroporins-are-the-entry-pathway-of-boric-acid-in-trypanosoma-brucei
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Sabrina Marsiccobetre, Alexis Rodríguez-Acosta, Florian Lang, Katherine Figarella, Néstor L Uzcátegui
The boron element possesses a range of different effects on living beings. It is essential to beneficial at low concentrations, but toxic at excessive concentrations. Recently, some boron-based compounds have been identified as promising molecules against Trypanosoma brucei, the causative agent of sleeping sickness. However, until now, the boron metabolism and its access route into the parasite remained elusive. The present study addressed the permeability of T. brucei aquaglyceroporins (TbAQPs) for boric acid, the main natural boron species...
January 10, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087301/molecular-characterization-and-quantification-of-estrogen-receptors-in-turbot-scophthalmus-maximus
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Peng Hu, Zheng Meng, Yudong Jia
Estrogens regulate various reproductive processes via estrogen receptor (ER)-mediated signaling pathway in vertebrates. In this study, full-length sequences coding for ERα, ERβ1 and ERβ2 were isolated from female turbot (Scophthalmus maximus) by homology cloning and a strategy based on rapid amplification of cDNA end-polymerase chain reaction (RACE-PCR). The nucleotide and amino acid sequences of turbot ERs showed high homologies with the corresponding sequences of other fish species and significant homology with the Japaenese flounder (Paralichthys olivaceus) and the European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax)...
January 10, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074546/-hypoxia-and-cellular-metabolism-in-tumour-pathophysiology
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Scott K Parks, Yann Cormerais, Jacques Pouysségur
Cancer cells are optimized for growth and survival via an ability to outcompete normal cells in their microenvironment. Many of these advantageous cellular adaptations are promoted by the pathophysiological hypoxia that arises in solid tumours due to incomplete vascularisation. Tumour cells are thus faced with the challenge of an increased need for nutrients to support the drive for proliferation in the face of a diminished extracellular supply. Among the many modifications occurring in tumour cells, Hypoxia Inducible Factors (HIFs) act as essential drivers of key pro-survival pathways via the promotion of numerous membrane and cytosolic proteins...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073396/nonomuraea-ceibae-sp-nov-a-new-actinobacterium-isolated-from-ceiba-speciosa-rhizosphere
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Fei Wang, Jindi Shi, Yaojian Huang, Yingying Wu, Xianming Deng
Strain XMU 110T, isolated from the rhizosphere soil of a flowering tree, Ceiba speciosa, was characterized by polyphasic taxonomy. Phylogenetic analysis based on the 16S rRNA gene comparisons revealed that strain XMU 110T showed the highest similarity of 97.9 % to Nonomuraea jabiensis DSM 45507T, and indicated the closest relatives of strain Nonomuraea roseoviolacea subsp. roseoviolacea ATCC 27297T (97.8 %) and Nonomuraea salmonea DSM 43678T (97.4 %) after a neighbour-joining analysis. The phenotypic characteristics, as well as the levels of DNA-DNA relatedness between strain XMU 110T and N...
January 10, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071912/insights-into-catalytic-mechanism-of-unsaturated-glucuronyl-hydrolase-of-bacillus-sp-gl1
#17
Jing Xiong, Dingguo Xu
Together with polysaccharide lyases, the unsaturated glucuronyl hydrolase of Bacillus sp. GL1 are responsible for the metabolism of glycosaminoglycans, which exhibits important role in various crucial physiological events. More importantly, the degradation mechanism of glycosaminoglycans often causes extracellular bacterial infection, and is thought to be one of virulence factors. We have previously studied the first degradation step catalyzed by polysaccharide lyases. In this work, we then focused the degradation of the unsaturated chondroitin disaccharide, products of chondroitin lyases...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070112/selenium-uptake-through-cystine-transporter-mediated-by-glutathione-conjugation
#18
Takao Tobe, Koji Ueda, Akira Aoki, Yoshinori Okamoto, Nakao Kojima, Hideto Jinno
Selenium (Se) is an essential trace element and is regarded as a protective agent against cancer. In particular, antioxidant effects of selenoenzymes contribute to cancer prevention. Se can also produce reactive oxygen species and, thereby, exert cancer-selective cytotoxicity. Selenodiglutathione (SDG) is a primary Se metabolite conjugated to two glutathione (GSH) moieties. SDG increases intracellular Se accumulation and is more toxic than selenous acid (H2SeO3), but the mechanisms for importing Se compounds into cells are not fully understood...
2017: Journal of Toxicological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068545/design-preparation-and-characterization-of-ph-responsive-prodrug-micelles-with-hydrolyzable-anhydride-linkages-for-controlled-drug-delivery
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Girija Seetharaman, Adarsh R Kallar, Vineeth M Vijayan, Jayabalan Muthu, Shivaram Selvam
We report a new prodrug micelle-based approach in which a model hydrophobic non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), ibuprofen (Ibu), is tethered to amphiphilic methoxy polyethylene glycol-polypropylene fumarate (mPEG-PPF) diblock copolymer via hydrolytic anhydride linkages for potential controlled release applications of NSAIDs. Synthesized mPEG-PPF-Ibu polymer drug conjugates (PDCs) demonstrated high drug conjugation efficiency (∼90%) and self-assembled to form micellar nanostructures in aqueous medium with critical micelle concentrations ranging between 16 and 30μg/mL...
December 31, 2016: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068467/exodisc-for-rapid-size-selective-and-efficient-isolation-and-analysis-of-nanoscale-extracellular-vesicles-from-biological-samples
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Hyun-Kyung Woo, Vijaya Sunkara, Juhee Park, Tae-Hyeong Kim, Ja-Ryoung Han, Chi-Ju Kim, Hyun-Il Choi, Yoon-Keun Kim, Yoon-Kyoung Cho
Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are cell-derived, nanoscale vesicles that carry nucleic acids and proteins from their cells of origin and show great potential as biomarkers for many diseases, including cancer. Efficient isolation and detection methods are prerequisites for exploiting their use in clinical settings and understanding their physiological functions. Here, we presented a rapid, label-free, and highly sensitive method for EV isolation and quantification using a lab-on-a-disc integrated with two nanofilters (Exodisc)...
January 17, 2017: ACS Nano
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