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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161670/construction-of-plasmonic-ag-modified-phosphorous-doped-ultrathin-g-c3n4-nanosheets-bivo4-photocatalyst-with-enhanced-visible-near-infrared-response-ability-for-ciprofloxacin-degradation
#1
Yaocheng Deng, Lin Tang, Chengyang Feng, Guangming Zeng, Jiajia Wang, Yaoyu Zhou, Yani Liu, Bo Peng, Haopeng Feng
To realize the full utilization of solar energy, the design of highly efficient photocatalyst with improved visible-near-infrared photocatalysis performance has attracted great attentions for environment pollutant removal. In this work, we rationally employed the surface plasmon resonance effect of metallic Ag in the phosphorus doped ultrathin g-C3N4 nanosheets (PCNS) and BiVO4 composites to construct a ternary Ag@PCNS/BiVO4 photocatalyst. It was applied for the photodegradation of ciprofloxacin (CIP), exhibiting 92...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161638/to-what-extent-do-structural-changes-in-catalytic-metal-sites-affect-enzyme-function
#2
Yana Valasatava, Antonio Rosato, Nicholas Furnham, Janet M Thornton, Claudia Andreini
About half of known enzymatic reactions involve metals. Enzymes belonging to the same superfamily often evolve to catalyze different reactions on the same structural scaffold. The work presented here investigates how functional differentiation, within superfamilies that contain metalloenzymes, relates to structural changes at the catalytic metal site. In general, when the catalytic metal site is unchanged across the enzymes of a superfamily, the functional differentiation within the superfamily tends to be low and the mechanism conserved...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161598/roles-and-potential-mechanisms-of-selenium-in-countering-thyrotoxicity-of-dehp
#3
Pei Zhang, Xie Guan, Min Yang, Li Zeng, Changjiang Liu
Di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) as a ubiquitous environmental contaminant could disturb thyroid hormone (TH) homeostasis. Selenium as an essential trace element has protective effects on thyroids. To verify roles of selenium in countering thyrotoxicity of DEHP and elucidate potential mechanisms, Sprague-Dawley rats and Nthy-ori 3-1 cells were treated with DEHP or/and selenomethionine (SeMet). Results showed that selenium supplementation elevated plasma free thyroxine (FT4) that was decreased by DEHP, and free triiodothyronine (FT3) and thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) levels were also partially recovered...
November 18, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161091/dealing-with-stress-defective-metabolic-adaptation-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-pathogenesis
#4
Charalambos Michaeloudes, Pankaj K Bhavsar, Sharon Mumby, Kian Fan Chung, Ian M Adcock
The mitochondrion is the main site of energy production and a hub of key signaling pathways. It is also central in stress-adaptive response due to its dynamic morphology and ability to interact with other organelles. In response to stress, mitochondria fuse into networks to increase bioenergetic efficiency and protect against oxidative damage. Mitochondrial damage triggers segregation of damaged mitochondria from the mitochondrial network through fission and their proteolytic degradation by mitophagy. Post-translational modifications of the mitochondrial proteome and nuclear cross-talk lead to reprogramming of metabolic gene expression to maintain energy production and redox balance...
November 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161046/heavy-metal-free-tannin-from-bark-for-sustainable-energy-storage
#5
Alolika Mukhopadhyay, Yucong Jiao, Rui Katahira, Peter N Ciesielski, Michael E Himmel, Hongli Zhu
A novel renewable cathode made from earth-abundant, low-cost materials can contribute to the intermittent storage needs of renewable energy based society. Inspired by Nature, we report for the first-time tannin as a cathode material. Our approach exploits the charge storage mechanism of the redox active quinone moiety. Tannins extracted from tree bark using environmental friendly aqueous solvents has the highest phenol content (5.56 mol g-1) among all the natural phenolic biopolymers, 5000 times higher than lignin...
November 21, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160932/on-the-use-of-polyelectrolytes-and-polymediators-in-organic-electrosynthesis
#6
Benjamin Schille, Niels Ole Giltzau, Robert Francke
Although organic electrosynthesis is generally considered to be a green method, the necessity for excess amounts of supporting electrolyte constitutes a severe drawback. Furthermore, the employment of redox mediators represents an additional separation problem. In this context, we have explored the applicability of soluble polyelectrolytes and polymediators using the TEMPO-mediated transformation of alcohols to carbonyl compounds as test reaction. Catalyst benchmarking based on CV studies indicates that the redox-active polymer can compete with molecularly defined TEMPO species...
November 21, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160851/development-of-an-impedimetric-aptasensor-for-the-detection-of-staphylococcus-aureus
#7
Peggy Reich, Regina Stoltenburg, Beate Strehlitz, Dieter Frense, Dieter Beckmann
In combination with electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, aptamer-based biosensors are a powerful tool for fast analytical devices. Herein, we present an impedimetric aptasensor for the detection of the human pathogen Staphylococcus aureus. The used aptamer targets protein A, a surface bound virulence factor of S. aureus. The thiol-modified protein A-binding aptamer was co-immobilized with 6-mercapto-1-hexanol onto gold electrodes by self-assembly. Optimization of the ratio of aptamer to 6-mercapto-1-hexanol resulted in an average density of 1...
November 21, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160717/reprogramming-tumor-associated-macrophages-to-reverse-egfr-t790m-resistance-by-dual-targeting-codelivery-of-gefitinib-vorinostat
#8
Huige Peng, Binfan Chen, Wei Huang, Yubo Tang, Yifan Jiang, Wenyuan Zhang, Yongzhuo Huang
Gefitinib is a first-line therapy in the EGFR-mutated nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC). However, the development of drug resistance is almost unavoidable, thus leading to an unsustainable regimen. EGFR(T790M) mutation is the major cause responsible for the molecular-targeting therapy failure in NSCLC. Although the recently approved osimertinib is effective for the EGFR(T790M)-positive NSCLC, the osimertinib-resistant EGFR mutation is rapidly developed, too. In this study, we proposed a tumor-associated macrophage (TAM) reprogramming strategy for overcoming the EGFR(T790M)-associated drug resistance via a dual-targeting codelivery system of gefitinib/vorinostat that acted on both TAM with overexpression of mannose receptors and the HER-2 positive NSCLC cells...
November 21, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160703/ruthenium-carbon-rich-group-as-a-redox-switchable-metal-coupling-unit-in-linear-trinuclear-complexes
#9
Emmanuel Di Piazza, Corentin Boilleau, Antoine Vacher, Khalissa Merahi, Lucie Norel, Karine Costuas, Thierry Roisnel, Sylvie Choua, Philippe Turek, Stéphane Rigaut
The preparation and properties of novel ruthenium carbon-rich complexes [(Ph-C≡C-)2-nRu(dppe)2(-C≡C-bipyM(hfac)2)n] (n = 1, 2; M = Cu(II), Mn(II); bipy = 2,2'-bipyridin-5-yl) characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction and designed for molecular magnetism are reported. With the help of EPR spectroscopy, we show that the neutral ruthenium system sets up a magnetic coupling between two remote paramagnetic Cu(II) units. More specifically, these copper compounds are unique examples of bimetallic and linear heterotrimetallic compounds for which a complete rationalization of the magnetic interactions could be made for exceptionally long distances between the spin carriers (8...
November 21, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160602/mitochondrial-ribosome-bl34-mutants-present-diminished-translation-of-cytochrome-c-oxidase-subunits
#10
Raquel Fonseca Guedes-Monteiro, José Ribamar Ferreira-Junior, Lucas Bleicher, Francisco G Nóbrega, Antoni Barrientos, Mario H Barros
Saccharomyces cerevisiae mitoribosomes are specialized in the translation of a few number of highly hydrophobic membrane proteins, components of the oxidative phosphorylation system. Mitochondrial characteristics, such as the membrane system and its redox state driven mitoribosomes evolution through great diversion from their bacterial and cytosolic counterparts. Therefore, mitoribosome presents a considerable number of mitochondrial-specific proteins, as well as new protein extensions. In this work we characterize temperature sensitive mutants of the subunit bL34 present in the 54S large subunit...
November 21, 2017: Cell Biology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160224/colloidal-paradigm-in-supercapattery-electrode-systems
#11
Kunfeng Chen, Dongfeng Xue
Among decades of development, electrochemical energy storage system is now sorely in need of new design paradigm at nanosize and ion-level to satisfy the higher energy and higher power demand. In this review paper, we introduce a new colloidal electrode paradigm for supercapattery which integrates multiple-scale matter existing forms, i.e., ion clusters, colloidal ions, nanosized materials, into one colloid system, coupled with multiple interactions, i.e., electrostatic, van der Waals force, chemical bonding, leading to the formation of many redox reactive centers...
November 21, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160206/an-orphan-cbb3-type-cytochrome-oxidase-subunit-supports-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-biofilm-growth-and-virulence
#12
Jeanyoung Jo, Krista L Cortez, William Cole Cornell, Alexa Price-Whelan, Lars Ep Dietrich
Hypoxia is a common challenge faced by bacteria during associations with hosts due in part to the formation of densely packed communities (biofilms). cbb3-type cytochrome c oxidases, which catalyze the terminal step in respiration and have a high affinity for oxygen, have been linked to bacterial pathogenesis. The pseudomonads are unusual in that they often contain multiple full and partial (i.e. 'orphan') operons for cbb3-type oxidases and oxidase subunits. Here, we describe a unique role for the orphan catalytic subunit CcoN4 in colony biofilm development and respiration in the opportunistic pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa PA14...
November 21, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160083/mechanisms-and-applications-of-redox-sensitive-gfp-based-h2o2-probes
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Leticia Prates Roma, Marcel Deponte, Jan Riemer, Bruce Morgan
SIGNIFICANCE: Genetically encoded H2O2 sensors, based upon fusions between thiol peroxidases and redox-sensitive green fluorescent protein 2 (roGFP2) have dramatically broadened the available 'toolbox' for monitoring cellular H2O2 changes. Recent advances: Recently developed peroxiredoxin-based probes such as roGFP2-Tsa2∆CR offer considerably improved H2O2-sensitivity compared to previously available genetically encoded sensors and now permit dynamic, real-time, monitoring of changes in endogenous H2O2 levels...
November 21, 2017: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160034/free-living-chemoautotrophic-and-particle-attached-heterotrophic-prokaryotes-dominate-microbial-assemblages-along-a-pelagic-redox-gradient
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Elizabeth A Suter, Maria Pachiadaki, Gordon T Taylor, Yrene Astor, Virginia P Edgcomb
Using the anoxic Cariaco Basin as a natural laboratory, particle association of bacterial and archaeal taxa was assessed by iTag sequencing and qPCR gene assays of samples spanning an oxic-anoxic-euxinic gradient. Ten to twelve percent of all bacterial and archaeal cells were found in the particle-associated (PA) fraction, operationally defined as prokaryotes captured on 2.7µm membranes. Both redox condition and size fraction segregated bacterial taxa. Archaeal taxa varied according to redox conditions, but were similar between size fractions...
November 21, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159981/understanding-the-metabolic-burden-of-recombinant-antibody-production-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-using-a-quantitative-metabolomics-approach
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Jorg C de Ruijter, Essi V Koskela, Jatin Nandania, Alexander D Frey, Vidya Velagapudi
The cellular changes induced by heterologous protein expression in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae have been analyzed on many levels and found to be significant. However, even though high-level protein production poses a metabolic burden, evaluation of the expression host at the level of the metabolome has often been neglected. We present a comparison of metabolite profiles of a wild-type strain with those of three strains producing recombinant antibody variants of increasing size and complexity: a scFv fragment, a scFv-Fc fusion protein, and a full-length IgG molecule...
November 20, 2017: Yeast
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159912/nickel-0-catalyzed-hydroarylation-of-styrenes-and-1-3-dienes-with-organoborons
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Qi-Lin Zhou, Li-Jun Xiao, Lei Cheng, Wei-Min Feng, Mao-Lin Li, Jian-Hua Xie
The Ni-catalyzed hydroarylation of styrenes and 1,3-dienes with organoborons has been developed. The reaction offers a highly selective approach to the diarylalkanes and allylarenes under redox-neutral condition. In this hydroarylation reaction, a new strategy that uses easily available proton of methanol to generate active catalyst species Ni-H was developed. The Ni-catalyzed hydroarylation, combining with a Ir-catalyzed C-H borylation, affords a very efficient and straightforward access to retinoic acid receptor agonist...
November 20, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159508/comparative-genomics-and-transcriptome-analysis-of-lactobacillus-rhamnosus-atcc-11443-and-the-mutant-strain-sct-10-10-60-with-enhanced-l-lactic-acid-production-capacity
#17
Liang Sun, Zhilong Lu, Jianxiu Li, Feifei Sun, Ribo Huang
Mechanisms for high L-lactic acid production remain unclear in many bacteria. Lactobacillus rhamnosus SCT-10-10-60 was previously obtained from L. rhamnosus ATCC 11443 via mutagenesis and showed improved L-lactic acid production. In this study, the genomes of strains SCT-10-10-60 and ATCC 11443 were sequenced. Both genomes are a circular chromosome, 2.99 Mb in length with a GC content of approximately 46.8%. Eight split genes were identified in strain SCT-10-10-60, including two LytR family transcriptional regulators, two Rex redox-sensing transcriptional repressors, and four ABC transporters...
November 20, 2017: Molecular Genetics and Genomics: MGG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159325/role-of-aramchol-in-steatohepatitis-and-fibrosis-in-mice
#18
Marta Iruarrizaga-Lejarreta, Marta Varela-Rey, David Fernández-Ramos, Ibon Martínez-Arranz, Teresa C Delgado, Jorge Simon, Virginia Gutiérrez-de Juan, Laura delaCruz-Villar, Mikel Azkargorta, José L Lavin, Rebeca Mayo, Sebastiaan M Van Liempd, Igor Aurrekoetxea, Xabier Buqué, Donatella Delle Cave, Arantza Peña, Juan Rodríguez-Cuesta, Ana M Aransay, Felix Elortza, Juan M Falcón-Pérez, Patricia Aspichueta, Liat Hayardeny, Mazen Noureddin, Arun J Sanyal, Cristina Alonso, Juan Anguita, María Luz Martínez-Chantar, Shelly C Lu, José M Mato
Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is the advanced form of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) which sets the stage for further liver damage. The mechanism for the progression of NASH involves multiple parallel hits including oxidative stress, mitochondrial dysfunction, inflammation and others. Manipulation of any of these pathways may be an approach to prevent NASH development and progression. Aramchol (arachidyl-amido cholanoic acid) is presently in a phase IIb NASH study. The aim of this study was to investigate Aramchol's mechanism of action and its effect on fibrosis using the methionine- and choline-deficient (MCD) diet model of NASH...
November 2017: Hepatol Commun
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159213/dataset-generated-for-dissection-of-mechanisms-of-trypanothione-reductase-and-tryparedoxin-peroxidase-through-dynamic-network-analysis-and-simulations-in-leishmaniasis
#19
Anurag Kumar, Bhaskar Saha, Shailza Singh
Leishmaniasis is the second largest parasitic killer disease caused by the protozoan parasite Leishmania, transmitted by the bite of sand flies. It's endemic in the eastern India with 165.4 million populations at risk with the current drug regimen. Three forms of leishmaniasis exist in which cutaneous is the most common form caused by Leishmania major. Trypanothione Reductase (TryR), a flavoprotein oxidoreductase, unique to thiol redox system, is considered as a potential target for chemotherapy for trypanosomatids infection...
December 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158541/dysregulation-of-mitochondrial-function-and-biogenesis-modulators-in-adipose-tissue-of-obese-children
#20
R Zamora-Mendoza, H Rosas-Vargas, M T Ramos-Cervantes, P Garcia-Zuniga, H Perez-Lorenzana, P Mendoza-Lorenzo, A Perez-Ortiz, J Estrada, A Miliar-Garcia, E Lara-Padilla, G Ceballos, A Rodriguez, F Villarreal, I Ramirez-Sanchez
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: We aimed to evaluate mitochondrial biogenesis (MB), structure, metabolism, and dysfunction in abdominal adipose tissue from male pediatric patients with obesity. SUBJECTS/METHODS: Samples were collected from five children with obesity (percentile ⩾95) and five eutrophic boys (percentile ⩾5/⩽85) (8-12 years old) following parental informed consent. We analyzed the expression of key genes involved in MB (SIRT1, PPARγ, PGC1α, NRF1, NRF2, and TFAM) and surrogates for mitochondrial function/structure/metabolism (porin, TOMM20, complex I and V, UCP1, UCP2, SIRT3, SOD2) by Western blot...
November 21, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
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