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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509930/elucidation-of-inhibitor-binding-pockets-of-d-amino-acid-oxidase-using-docking-simulation-and-n-sulfanylethylanilide-based-labeling-technology
#1
Taiki Kohiki, Yusuke Kato, Yusuke Nishikawa, Kazuko Yorita, Ikuko Sagawa, Masaya Denda, Tsubasa Inokuma, Akira Shigenaga, Kiyoshi Fukui, Akira Otaka
Because of the relevance of d-serine (d-Ser) to schizophrenia, inhibitors of d-amino acid oxidase (DAO), which catalyzes degradation of d-Ser in the presence of flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD), are expected to be anti-schizophrenia therapeutics. In this study, binding pockets of DAO to its inhibitor 4-bromo-3-nitrobenzoic acid were searched by combining in silico docking simulation and labeling experiments employing an N-sulfanylethylanilide-based labeling technology that we have developed. The results clearly demonstrated that there are two binding pockets: one is shared with d-Ser and FAD, and the other is an unexpected cleft between the subunits of a DAO dimer...
May 16, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505561/class-enzyme-based-motors-for-on-the-fly-enantiomer-analysis-of-amino-acids
#2
Laura García-Carmona, María Moreno-Guzmán, María Cristina González, Alberto Escarpa
Here, two class-enzyme motors are properly designed allowing the rapid dispersion of the class-enzyme D-amino acid oxidase (DAO) and L-amino acid oxidase (LAO) for selective "on the fly" biodetection of D and L-amino acids (AAs), respectively. The efficient movement together with the continuous release of fresh class-enzyme leads to a greatly accelerated enzymatic reaction processes without the need of external stirring or chemical and physical attachment of the enzyme. Ultra-fast detection (<2min) and accurate quantifications of L-phenylalanine (L-Phe) in plasma and whole-blood newborns samples diagnosed with Phenylketonuria and total D-AAs in Vibrio cholera cultures are pioneer illustrated as relevant examples of each enantiomer determination...
May 6, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482573/polythiophene-supported-mno2-nanoparticles-as-nano-stabilizer-for-simultaneously-electrostatically-immobilization-of-d-amino-acid-oxidase-and-hemoglobin-as-efficient-bio-nanocomposite-in-fabrication-of-dopamine-bi-enzyme-biosensor
#3
Yalda Shoja, Amir Abbas Rafati, Javad Ghodsi
A novel, highly selective and sensitive voltammetric bi-enzyme biosensor for sensing dopamine (DA), in presence of H2O2 which resulted as d-alanine enzymatic oxidation, was fabricated on the basis of simultaneously electrostatically immobilization of d-amino acid oxidase (DAAO) and hemoglobin (Hb) on MnO2 nanoparticles (MnO2 NPs) enriched poly thiophene (PTh). Cyclic voltammetry (CV), technique was applied for electropolymerization of thiophene on glassy carbon electrode (GCE) surface and MnO2 NPs dispersed on PTh network by soaking PTh/GCE in potassium permanganate (KMnO4) solution...
July 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473295/amino-acids-located-in-the-outer-sphere-of-the-trinuclear-copper-center-in-a-multicopper-oxidase-cueo-as-the-putative-electron-donor-in-the-four-electron-reduction-of-dioxygen
#4
Takeshi Sakurai, Moe Yamamoto, Shinsuke Ikeno, Kunishige Kataoka
The reaction mechanism of multicopper oxidase (MCO) to reduce dioxygen to water has not been fully understood yet in spite of extensive studies including on the intermediate I (peroxide intermediate) and intermediate II (native intermediate with an O-centered structure at the trinuclear copper center (TNC)). We performed the Phe mutations at the four amino acids, Tyr69, Cys138, Trp139, and Tyr496 located in the outer-sphere of TNC in CueO at the aim of studying whether they play a role as the fourth electron donor to dioxygen or not...
May 1, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464607/oriented-coimmobilization-of-oxidase-and-catalase-on-tailor-made-ordered-mesoporous-silica
#5
Juan M Bolivar, Victoria Gascon, Carlos Marquez-Alvarez, Rosa M Blanco, Bernd Nidetzky
Mesoporous silica materials are promising carriers for enzyme immobilization in heterogeneous biocatalysis applications. By tailoring their pore structural framework, these materials are designable for appropriate enzyme binding capacity and internal diffusivity. To supply O2 efficiently to solid-supported immobilized enzymes represents a core problem of heterogeneously catalyzed oxidative biotransformations. In this study, therefore, we synthesized and compared three internally well-ordered and two amorphous silica materials as enzyme carriers, each of those with pore sizes of ≥10 nm, to enable the coimmobilization of d-amino-acid oxidase (79 kDa) and catalase (217 kDa)...
May 12, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451739/understanding-renal-nuclear-protein-accumulation-an-in-vitro-approach-to-explain-an-in-vivo-phenomenon
#6
Lisanne Luks, Marcia Y Maier, Silvia Sacchi, Loredano Pollegioni, Daniel R Dietrich
Proper subcellular trafficking is essential to prevent protein mislocalization and aggregation. Transport of the peroxisomal enzyme D-amino acid oxidase (DAAO) appears dysregulated by specific pharmaceuticals, e.g., the anti-overactive bladder drug propiverine or a norepinephrine/serotonin reuptake inhibitor (NSRI), resulting in massive cytosolic and nuclear accumulations in rat kidney. To assess the underlying molecular mechanism of the latter, we aimed to characterize the nature of peroxisomal and cyto-nuclear shuttling of human and rat DAAO overexpressed in three cell lines using confocal microscopy...
April 27, 2017: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435276/clinical-and-biochemical-study-of-d-serine-metabolism-among-schizophrenia-patients
#7
Hamdy N El-Tallawy, Tahia H Saleem, Abdallah Maa El-Ebidi, Mohammed H Hassan, Romany H Gabra, Wafaa Ma Farghaly, Nagwa Abo El-Maali, Hoda S Sherkawy
BACKGROUND: Schizophrenia is a typical N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor (NMDA-R) hypofunction disorder. Decreased d-serine (d-Ser) levels in the periphery occur in schizophrenia and may reflect decreased availability of d-Ser to activate NMDA-R in the brain. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to investigate the role of d-Ser metabolism in the pathogenesis of schizophrenia via biochemical assays and correlates, the serum level of d-Ser, d-serine racemase (SR) (responsible for its formation from l-serine [l-Ser]) and d-amino acid oxidase (DAAO) (responsible for its catabolism), among different clinical types of schizophrenia patients...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428746/expression-of-d-amino-acid-oxidase-dao-daao-and-d-amino-acid-oxidase-activator-daoa-g72-during-development-and-aging-in-the-human-post-mortem-brain
#8
Vinita Jagannath, Zoya Marinova, Camelia-Maria Monoranu, Susanne Walitza, Edna Grünblatt
In the brain, D-amino acid oxidase (DAO/DAAO) mainly oxidizes D-serine, a co-agonist of the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors. Thus, DAO can regulate the function of NMDA receptors via D-serine breakdown. Furthermore, DAO activator (DAOA)/G72 has been reported as both DAOA and repressor. The co-expression of DAO and DAOA genes and proteins in the human brain is not yet elucidated. The aim of this study was to understand the regional and age span distribution of DAO and DAOA (mRNA and protein) in a concomitant manner...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroanatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419969/neurotoxic-effects-of-silver-nanoparticles-and-the-protective-role-of-rutin
#9
Mona M Ahmed, Mohamed M A Hussein
The toxicological studies on silver nanoparticles (Ag-NPs) have become a hot topic over the past few decades due to their unique properties on the nanoscale and widespread in many commercial products that launched into the market recently. This study was undertaken to shed light on Ag-NPs toxicity on neurotransmitters with special emphasis on the impact of concurrent administration of rutin with Ag-NPs in the experimental rats. The oral administration of Ag-NPs in rats induced brain oxidative stress, significant alterations in neurotransmitters and amino acids...
June 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389772/anoxybacillus-sp-strain-uark-01-a-new-thermophilic-soil-bacterium-with-hyperthermostable-alkaline-laccase-activity
#10
Thamir H Al-Kahem Al-Balawi, Adam L Wood, Alexis Solis, Ted Cooper, Ravi D Barabote
We describe the isolation and characteristics of a novel thermophilic bacterium from soil. The organism is a member of the Anoxybacillus genus based on phylogenetic analysis of the 16S rRNA gene. The 16S rRNA of the organism shares >99% sequence identity with those of two species, Anoxybacillus rupiensis and A. geothermalis. We named this isolate as Anoxybacillus sp. strain UARK-01. UARK-01 grows optimally in the presence of oxygen at 55 °C and pH 8. It grew excellently in the presence of lignin as the sole carbon source...
April 8, 2017: Current Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377778/foliar-and-seed-application-of-amino-acids-affects-the-antioxidant-metabolism-of-the-soybean-crop
#11
Walquíria F Teixeira, Evandro B Fagan, Luís H Soares, Renan C Umburanas, Klaus Reichardt, Durval D Neto
In recent years, the application of natural substances on crops has been intensified in order to increase the resistance and yield of the soybean crop. Among these products are included plant biostimulants that may contain algae extracts, amino acids, and plant regulators in their composition. However, there is little information on the isolated effect of each of these constituents. The objective of this research was to evaluate the effect of the application of isolated amino acids on the antioxidant metabolism of the soybean crop...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369975/the-redox-state-of-the-apoplast-influences-the-acclimation-of-photosynthesis-and-leaf-metabolism-to-changing-irradiance
#12
Barbara Karpinska, Kaiming Zhang, Brwa Rasool, Daria Pastok, Jenny Morris, Susan R Verrall, Pete E Hedley, Robert D Hancock, Christine H Foyer
The redox state of the apoplast is largely determined by ascorbate oxidase (AO) activity. The influence of AO activity on leaf acclimation to changing irradiance was explored in wild type (WT) and transgenic tobacco (Nicotiana tobaccum) lines containing either high (PAO) or low (TAO) AO activity at low (LL; 250 µmol m(-2) s(-1) ) and high (HL; 1600 µmol m(-2) s(-1) ) irradiance and following the transition from HL to LL. AO activities changed over the photoperiod, particularly in the PAO plants. AO activity had little effect on leaf ascorbate, which was significantly higher under HL than LL...
April 1, 2017: Plant, Cell & Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355481/mechanistic-studies-of-an-amine-oxidase-derived-from-d-amino-acid-oxidase
#13
Elizabeth E Trimmer, Udayanga S Wanninayake, Paul F Fitzpatrick
The flavoprotein d-amino acid oxidase has long served as a paradigm for understanding the mechanism of oxidation of amino acids by flavoproteins. Recently, a mutant d-amino acid oxidase (Y228L/R283G) that catalyzed the oxidation of amines rather than amino acids was described [Yasukawa, K., et al. (2014) Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 53, 4428-4431]. We describe here the use of pH and kinetic isotope effects with (R)-α-methylbenzylamine as a substrate to determine whether the mutant enzyme utilizes the same catalytic mechanism as the wild-type enzyme...
April 11, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285246/the-daoa-gene-is-associated-with-schizophrenia-in-the-taiwanese-population
#14
Che-Sheng Chu, Philip Chik-Keung Chow, Sarah Cohen-Woods, Darya Gaysina, Kwong-Yui Tang, Peter McGuffin
The gene D-amino acid oxidase activator (DAOA), which has a former name of G72, and the D-amino acid oxidase (DAO) gene have been suggested as candidate genes of schizophrenia. However, association studies have so far yielded equivocal results. We analyzed one single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) for DAO (rs3741775) and seven SNPs for G72 (rs3916956, rs2391191, rs9558562, rs947267, rs778292, rs3918342, and rs1421292) in this study enrolling 248 schizophrenia cases and 267 controls in the Taiwanese samples. In SNP-based single locus association analyses, the rs778292 in the DAOA gene showed significant association with schizophrenia...
June 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284308/enzymatic-biosensor-based-on-entrapment-of-d-amino-acid-oxidase-on-gold-nanofilm-mwcnts-nanocomposite-modified-glassy-carbon-electrode-by-sol-gel-network-analytical-applications-for-d-alanine-in-human-serum
#15
Yalda Shoja, Amir Abbas Rafati, Javad Ghodsi
Sensing and determination of d-alanine is studied by using an enzymatic biosensor which was constructed on the basis of d-amino acid oxidase (DAAO) immobilization by sol-gel film onto glassy carbon electrode surface modified with nanocomposite of gold nanofilm (Au-NF) and multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs). The Au-NF/MWCNT nanocomposite was prepared by applying the potentiostatic technique for electrodeposition of Au-NF on the MWCNT immobilized on glassy carbon electrode surface. The modified electrode is investigated by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX), linear sweep voltammetry (LSV) and cyclic voltammetry(CV) techniques...
May 2017: Enzyme and Microbial Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274409/unraveling-the-inhibition-mechanism-of-cyanidin-3-sophoroside-on-polyphenol-oxidase-and-its-effect-on-enzymatic-browning-of-apples
#16
Hridya Hemachandran, Amrita Anantharaman, Sankari Mohan, Gopalakrishnan Mohan, D Thirumal Kumar, Diksha Dey, Drishty Kumar, Priyanka Dey, Amrita Choudhury, C George Priya Doss, Siva Ramamoorthy
The hunt for anti-browning agents in the food and agricultural industries aims to minimize nutritional loss and prolong post harvest storage. In the present study, the effect of cyanidin-3-sophoroside (CS) from Garcinia mangostana rind, on polyphenol oxidase (PPO) activity was investigated. The non-competitive inhibition mode of CS was determined by Lineweaver Burk plot. CS forms a ground-state complex by quenching the intrinsic fluorescence of PPO. The static quenching was temperature-dependent with an activation energy of 4...
July 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236852/the-promising-anticancer-drug-3-bromopyruvate-is-metabolized-through-glutathione-conjugation-which-affects-chemoresistance-and-clinical-practice-an-evidence-based-view
#17
Salah Mohamed El Sayed, Hussam Baghdadi, Mohammed Zolaly, Hamdi H Almaramhy, Mongi Ayat, Jagadish G Donki
3-Bromopyruvate (3BP) is a promising effective anticancer drug against many different tumors in children and adults. 3BP exhibited strong anticancer effects in both preclinical and human studies e.g. energy depletion, oxidative stress, anti-angiogenesis, anti-metastatic effects, targeting cancer stem cells and antagonizing the Warburg effect. There is no report about 3BP metabolism to guide researchers and oncologists to improve clinical practice and prevent drug resistance. In this article, we provide evidences that 3BP is metabolized through glutathione (GSH) conjugation as a novel report where 3BP was confirmed to be attached to GSH followed by permanent loss of pharmacological effects in a picture similar to cisplatin...
March 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220045/paternal-cocaine-taking-elicits-epigenetic-remodeling-and-memory-deficits-in-male-progeny
#18
M E Wimmer, L A Briand, B Fant, L A Guercio, A C Arreola, H D Schmidt, S Sidoli, Y Han, B A Garcia, R C Pierce
Paternal environmental perturbations including exposure to drugs of abuse can produce profound effects on the physiology and behavior of offspring via epigenetic modifications. Here we show that adult drug-naive male offspring of cocaine-exposed sires have memory formation deficits and associated reductions in NMDA receptor-mediated hippocampal synaptic plasticity. Reduced levels of the endogenous NMDA receptor co-agonist d-serine were accompanied by increased expression of the d-serine degrading enzyme d-amino acid oxidase (Dao1) in the hippocampus of cocaine-sired male progeny...
February 21, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202572/differential-regulation-of-nmda-receptors-by-d-serine-and-glycine-in-mammalian-spinal-locomotor-networks
#19
David Acton, Gareth B Miles
Activation of N-methyl-d-aspartate receptors (NMDARs) requires the binding of a coagonist, either d-serine or glycine, in addition to glutamate. Changes in occupancy of the coagonist binding site are proposed to modulate neural networks including those controlling swimming in frog tadpoles. Here, we characterize regulation of the NMDAR coagonist binding site in mammalian spinal locomotor networks. Blockade of NMDARs by d(-)-2-amino-5-phosphonopentanoic acid (d-APV) or 5,7-dichlorokynurenic acid reduced the frequency and amplitude of pharmacologically induced locomotor-related activity recorded from the ventral roots of spinal-cord preparations from neonatal mice...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195456/diversity-oriented-synthesis-of-coumarin-linked-benzimidazoles-via-a-one-pot-three-step-intramolecular-knoevenagel-cyclization
#20
Po-Hsin Eric Yao, Sunil Kumar, Yu-Li Liu, Chiu-Ping Fang, Chia-Chen Liu, Chung-Ming Sun
Diversity-oriented synthesis of coumarin-linked benzimidazoles from N-(2-aminophenyl)-2-cyanoacetamide was achieved via a one-pot, three-step sequential reaction in excellent yields. In situ intramolecular cyclization of the cyanoacetamide afforded benzimidazoles which subsequently underwent a Knoevenagel condensation of the 2-cyanomethylbenzimidazoles with salicylaldehydes promoted by triethylamine to reach the target compounds. An important intermediate, 2-(2-imino-2H-chromen-3-yl)-1H-benzimidazole was characterized by X-ray analysis and further hydrolyzed to 2-(coumarin-3-yl)benzimidazole in acidic condition...
February 22, 2017: ACS Combinatorial Science
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