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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922818/age-related-changes-in-the-gene-expression-profile-of-antigen-specific-mouse-cd8-t-cells-can-be-partially-reversed-by-blockade-of-the-btla-cd160-pathways-during-vaccination
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Noor Dawany, Elizabeth M Parzych, Louise C Showe, Hildegund Cj Ertl
We analyzed gene expression profiles of young and aged mouse CD8(+) T cells specific for the nucleoprotein (NP) of influenza A/PR8/34 virus. CD8(+) T cells were stimulated either by the NP antigen expressed in its native form or fused into the herpes virus (HSV)-1 glycoprotein D (gD) protein, which blocks signaling through the immunoinhibitory B and T lymphocyte attenuator (BTLA) and CD160 pathways. We show that NP-specific CD8(+) T cells from aged mice exhibit numerous differences in gene expression compared to NP-specific CD8(+) T cells from young mice, including a significant reduction of expression in genes involved in T cell receptor (TcR) and CD28 signaling...
November 9, 2016: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922006/structural-basis-of-myelin-associated-glycoprotein-adhesion-and-signalling
#2
Matti F Pronker, Suzanne Lemstra, Joost Snijder, Albert J R Heck, Dominique M E Thies-Weesie, R Jeroen Pasterkamp, Bert J C Janssen
Myelin-associated glycoprotein (MAG) is a myelin-expressed cell-adhesion and bi-directional signalling molecule. MAG maintains the myelin-axon spacing by interacting with specific neuronal glycolipids (gangliosides), inhibits axon regeneration and controls myelin formation. The mechanisms underlying MAG adhesion and signalling are unresolved. We present crystal structures of the MAG full ectodomain, which reveal an extended conformation of five Ig domains and a homodimeric arrangement involving membrane-proximal domains Ig4 and Ig5...
December 6, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921425/-oxldl-%C3%AE-2-glycoprotein-i-complex-as-a-pro-atherogenic-autoantigen-is-atherosclerosis-an-autoimmune-disease
#3
Pavel Kraml
Oxidation of atherogenic low-density lipoproteins (LDL) plays a key role in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. Oxidation stress and inflammation are closely interrelated and they can potentiate one another. In the subendothelial space of the arterial intima, monocytes/macrophages become activated and phagocyte oxidized LDL (oxLDL) via scavenger receptors. It has been demonstrated that oxLDL forms complex with plasma β2-glycoprotein I (β2GPI) and becomes autoantigenic triggering synthesis of specific antiphosholipid antibodies...
2016: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921237/structure-and-activation-of-the-tsh-receptor-transmembrane-domain
#4
Ricardo Núñez Miguel, Jane Sanders, Jadwiga Furmaniak, Bernard Rees Smith
PURPOSE: The thyroid-stimulating hormone receptor (TSHR) is the target autoantigen for TSHR-stimulating autoantibodies in Graves' disease. The TSHR is composed of: a leucine-rich repeat domain (LRD), a hinge region or cleavage domain (CD) and a transmembrane domain (TMD). The binding arrangements between the TSHR LRD and the thyroid-stimulating autoantibody M22 or TSH have become available from the crystal structure of the TSHR LRD-M22 complex and a comparative model of the TSHR LRD in complex with TSH, respectively...
December 2017: Auto- Immunity Highlights
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921176/two-feet-on-the-membrane-uptake-of-clostridial-neurotoxins
#5
Andreas Rummel
The extraordinary potency of botulinum neurotoxins (BoNT) and tetanus neurotoxin (TeNT) is mediated by their high neurospecificity, targeting peripheral cholinergic motoneurons leading to flaccid and spastic paralysis, respectively, and successive respiratory failure. Complex polysialo gangliosides accumulate BoNT and TeNT on the plasma membrane. The ganglioside binding in BoNT/A, B, E, F, G, and TeNT occurs via a conserved ganglioside-binding pocket within the most carboxyl-terminal 25 kDa domain HCC, whereas BoNT/C, DC, and D display here two different ganglioside binding sites...
December 1, 2016: Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920201/the-streptococcus-gordonii-adhesin-csha-binds-host-fibronectin-via-a-catch-clamp-mechanism
#6
Catherine R Back, Maryta N Sztukowska, Marisa Till, Richard J Lamont, Howard F Jenkinson, Angela H Nobbs, Paul R Race
Adherence of bacteria to biotic or abiotic surfaces is a prerequisite for host colonization and represents an important step in microbial pathogenicity. This attachment is facilitated by bacterial adhesins at the cell surface. Due to their size and often elaborate multi-domain architectures, these polypeptides represent challenging targets for detailed structural and functional characterization. The multifunctional fibrillar adhesin CshA, which mediates binding to both host molecules and other microorganisms, is an important determinant of colonisation by Streptococcus gordonii, an oral commensal and opportunistic pathogen of animals and humans...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920169/chikungunya-its-history-in-africa-and-asia-and-its-spread-to-new-regions-in-2013-2014
#7
Herve Zeller, Wim Van Bortel, Bertrand Sudre
Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is transmitted by Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes and causes febrile illness with severe arthralgia in humans. There are 3 circulating CHIKV genotypes, Asia, East/Central/South Africa, and West Africa. CHIKV was first reported in 1953 in Tanzania, and up until the early 2000s, a few outbreaks and sporadic cases of CHIKV were mainly reported in Africa and Asia. However, from 2004 to 2005, a large epidemic spanned from Kenya over to the southwestern Indian Ocean region, India, and Southeast Asia...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919066/designed-proteins-induce-the-formation-of-nanocage-containing-extracellular-vesicles
#8
Jörg Votteler, Cassandra Ogohara, Sue Yi, Yang Hsia, Una Nattermann, David M Belnap, Neil P King, Wesley I Sundquist
Complex biological processes are often performed by self-organizing nanostructures comprising multiple classes of macromolecules, such as ribosomes (proteins and RNA) or enveloped viruses (proteins, nucleic acids and lipids). Approaches have been developed for designing self-assembling structures consisting of either nucleic acids or proteins, but strategies for engineering hybrid biological materials are only beginning to emerge. Here we describe the design of self-assembling protein nanocages that direct their own release from human cells inside small vesicles in a manner that resembles some viruses...
November 30, 2016: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918991/sample-preparation-of-serum-to-allow-capillary-electrophoresis-analysis-of-prostate-specific-antigen-isoforms
#9
Noemi Farina-Gomez, Silvia Barrabes, Jorge E Gomez-Lopez, Monica Gonzalez, Angel Puerta, Diana Navarro-Calderon, Eduardo Albers-Acosta, Carlos Olivier, Jose C Diez-Masa, Rosa Peracaula, Mercedes de Frutos
Prostate cancer is the second most frequently diagnosed cancer in men worldwide. Currently prostate specific antigen (PSA) serum concentration is the most used prostate cancer marker, but it only shows limited specificity. Because PSA glycosylation is altered by prostate cancer, detecting glycosylation changes could increase PSA specificity as a prostate cancer marker. Changes in PSA glycosylation can modify its electrophoretic- behavior and techniques such as capillary zone electrophoresis (CZE) and two-dimensional electrophoresis (2-DE) could be applied to detect changes in PSA glycosylation...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918249/abcb1-genotyping-in-the-treatment-of-depression
#10
Tanja Maria Brückl, Manfred Uhr
P-glycoprotein (P-gp), the gene product of ABCB1, is a drug transporter at the blood-brain barrier and could be a limiting factor for entrance of antidepressants into the brain, the target site of antidepressant action. Animal studies showed that brain concentrations of many antidepressants depend on P-gp. In humans, ABCB1 genotyping in the treatment of depression rests on the assumption that genetic variations in ABCB1 explain individual differences in antidepressant response via their effects on P-gp expression at the blood-brain barrier...
December 5, 2016: Pharmacogenomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918128/mulberroside-a-suppresses-pxr-mediated-transactivation-and-gene-expression-of-p-gp-in-ls174t-cells
#11
Yuhua Li, Ling Huang, Jiahong Sun, Xiaohua Wei, Jinhua Wen, Guoping Zhong, Min Huang, Huichang Bi
Mulberroside A (Mul A) is the main bioactive constituents of Sangbaipi, which is officially listed in the Chinese Pharmacopoeia. The pregnane X receptor (PXR) has been recognized as the critical mediator of human P-glycoprotein (P-gp) gene transactivation. In this study, the effect of Mul A on PXR-mediated transactivation and gene expression of P-gp was investigated. It was found that Mul A significantly suppressed PXR-mediated P-gp luciferase activity induced by rifampicin (Rif). Furthermore, Rif induced an elevation of P-gp expression and transport activity, which was apparently suppressed by Mul A...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918066/anti-m%C3%A3-llerian-hormone-and-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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Agnieszka Łebkowska, Irina Kowalska
Anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) is a glycoprotein, a member of the transforming growth factor β family, reflecting the number of ovarian antral follicles. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrinopathy predisposing to infertility, metabolic and cardiovascular complications. In our review, we discuss the role of AMH in PCOS pathophysiology and its clinical applications according to the published studies. Improvement of AMH assay validity will allow to widen the clinical utility of this valuable biomarker...
December 5, 2016: Endokrynologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917957/refined-purification-strategy-for-reliable-proteomic-profiling-of-hdl2-3-impact-on-proteomic-complexity
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Michael Holzer, Sabine Kern, Ruth Birner-Grünberger, Sanja Curcic, Akos Heinemann, Gunther Marsche
Proteomics have extended the list of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) associated proteins to about 90. One of the major issues of global protein characterization is establishing specificity of association as opposed to contamination, a fact which has never been addressed for isolated HDL. We have developed a refined purification strategy to isolate HDL by density, followed by purification by size to generate "highly purified" fractions of HDL2/3, which allow the reliable quantification of the HDL proteome for biomarker discovery...
December 5, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917904/glycoprotein-130-is-associated-with-adverse-postoperative-clinical-outcomes-of-patients-with-late-stage-non-metastatic-gastric-cancer
#14
Yifan Cao, Heng Zhang, Hao Liu, Chao Lin, Ruochen Li, Songyang Wu, Hongyong He, He Li, Jiejie Xu
The interaction of glycoprotein 130 (gp130) with the cytokines of Interleukin-6 (IL-6) family has proved to play a crucial part in several cancers. Our current study is designed to discover the clinical prognostic significance of gp130 in non-metastatic gastric cancer. We examined intratumoral gp130 expression in retrospectively enrolled 370 gastric cancer patients who underwent radical gastrectomy with standard D2 lymphadenectomy at Zhongshan Hospital of Fudan University during 2007 and 2008 by immunohistochemical staining...
December 5, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917827/the-n14-anti-afamin-antibody-fab-a-rare-vl1-cdr-glycosylation-crystallographic-re-sequencing-molecular-plasticity-and-conservative-versus-enthusiastic-modelling
#15
Andreas Naschberger, Barbara G Fürnrohr, Tihana Lenac Rovis, Suzana Malic, Klaus Scheffzek, Hans Dieplinger, Bernhard Rupp
The monoclonal antibody N14 is used as a detection antibody in ELISA kits for the human glycoprotein afamin, a member of the albumin family, which has recently gained interest in the capture and stabilization of Wnt signalling proteins, and for its role in metabolic syndrome and papillary thyroid carcinoma. As a rare occurrence, the N14 Fab is N-glycosylated at Asn26L at the onset of the VL1 antigen-binding loop, with the α-1-6 core fucosylated complex glycan facing out of the L1 complementarity-determining region...
December 1, 2016: Acta Crystallographica. Section D, Structural Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916961/recent-progress-in-electrochemical-biosensors-for-glycoproteins
#16
REVIEW
Uichi Akiba, Jun-Ichi Anzai
This review provides an overview of recent progress in the development of electrochemical biosensors for glycoproteins. Electrochemical glycoprotein sensors are constructed by combining metal and carbon electrodes with glycoprotein-selective binding elements including antibodies, lectin, phenylboronic acid and molecularly imprinted polymers. A recent trend in the preparation of glycoprotein sensors is the successful use of nanomaterials such as graphene, carbon nanotube, and metal nanoparticles. These nanomaterials are extremely useful for improving the sensitivity of glycoprotein sensors...
December 1, 2016: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916899/label-free-detection-of-human-glycoprotein-cga-using-an-extended-gated-organic-transistor-based-immunosensor
#17
Tsukuru Minamiki, Tsuyoshi Minami, Yui Sasaki, Shin-Ichi Wakida, Ryoji Kurita, Osamu Niwa, Shizuo Tokito
Herein, we report on the fabrication of an extended-gated organic field-effect transistor (OFET)-based immunosensor and its application in the detection of human chromogranin A (hCgA). The fabricated OFET device possesses an extended-gate electrode immobilized with an anti-CgA antibody. The titration results of hCgA showed that the electrical changes in the OFET characteristics corresponded to the glycoprotein recognition ability of the monoclonal antibody (anti-CgA). The observed sensitivity (detection limit: 0...
November 30, 2016: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916751/-autoantibodies-in-chronic-inflammatory-neuropathies
#18
Ryo Yamasaki
Autoantibodies in chronic demyelinating neuropathies have been explored for several years. Recently, the peptides in the nodes of Ranvier have been the focus of attention in finding targets of autoantibodies. Until now, the most popular autoantibodies have been contactin-1 and neurofascin-155 for chronic demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP), GM1-ganglioside for multifocal motor neuropathy, and myelin-associated glycoprotein for polyneuropathy associated with monoclonal gammopathy of unknown significance...
December 2016: Brain and Nerve, Shinkei Kenkyū No Shinpo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916559/rhinacanthin-c-enhances-doxorubicin-cytotoxicity-via-inhibiting-the-functions-of-p-glycoprotein-and-mrp2-in-breast-cancer-cells
#19
Tassarut Chaisit, Pongpun Siripong, Suree Jianmongkol
Rhinacanthin-C is a major bioactive naphthoquinone ester found in Rhinacanthus nasutus Kurz (Acanthaceae). This compound has potential therapeutic value as an anticancer and antiviral agent. In this study, we investigated an enhancement effect of rhinacanthin-C on doxorubicin cytotoxicity in human breast cancer cell lines and the involvement of the ABC drug efflux transporters. The cytotoxicity was determined by an MTT assay. Combination between doxorubicin and rhinacanthin-C at their non-cytotoxic concentrations when giving each compound alone significantly reduced cell viability in MCF-7 and MCF-7/DOX resistant cells...
December 1, 2016: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916518/mechanism-of-structural-tuning-of-the-hepatitis-c-virus-human-cellular-receptor-cd81-large-extracellular-loop
#20
Eva S Cunha, Pedro Sfriso, Adriana L Rojas, Adam Hospital, Modesto Orozco, Nicola G A Abrescia
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) enters into human hepatocytes via tetraspanin hCD81. HCV glycoprotein E2 recognizes the "head" subdomain of the large extracellular loop (LEL) of CD81 (hCD81LEL), but the precise mechanism of virus cell attachment and entry remains elusive. Here, by combining the structural analysis of a conspicuous number of crystallized CD81LEL molecules with molecular dynamics simulations, we show that the conformational plasticity of the hCD81LEL head subdomain is a molecular property of the receptor...
November 21, 2016: Structure
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