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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806765/pka-activity-is-essential-for-relieving-the-suppression-of-hyphal-growth-and-appressorium-formation-by-mosfl1-in-magnaporthe-oryzae
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Yang Li, Xue Zhang, Shuai Hu, Huiquan Liu, Jin-Rong Xu
In the rice blast fungus Magnaporthe oryzae, the cAMP-PKA pathway regulates surface recognition, appressorium turgor generation, and invasive growth. However, deletion of CPKA failed to block appressorium formation and responses to exogenous cAMP. In this study, we generated and characterized the cpk2 and cpkA cpk2 mutants and spontaneous suppressors of cpkA cpk2 in M. oryzae. Our results demonstrate that CPKA and CPK2 have specific and overlapping functions, and PKA activity is essential for appressorium formation and plant infection...
August 14, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805491/intermedin-inhibits-unilateral-ureteral-obstruction-induced-oxidative-stress-via-nadph-oxidase-nox4-and-camp-dependent-mechanisms
#2
Xi Qiao, Lihua Wang, Yanhong Wang, Xiaole Su, Yue Qi, Yun Fan, Zhiqiang Peng
NADPH oxidase Nox4-derived reactive oxygen species (ROS) play important roles in renal fibrosis. Our previous study demonstrated that intermedin (IMD) alleviated unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO)-induced renal fibrosis by inhibition of ROS. However, the precise mechanisms remain unclear. Herein, we investigated the effect of IMD on Nox4 expression and NADPH oxidase activity in rat UUO model, and explored if these effect were achieved through cAMP-PKA pathway, the important post-receptor signal transduction pathway of IMD, in TGF-β1-stimulated rat proximal tubular cell (NRK-52E)...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804725/meprin-metalloprotease-deficiency-associated-with-higher-mortality-rates-and-more-severe-diabetic-kidney-injury-in-mice-with-stz-induced-type-1-diabetes
#3
John E Bylander, Faihaa Ahmed, Sabena M Conley, Jean-Marie Mwiza, Elimelda Moige Ongeri
Meprins are membrane-bound and secreted metalloproteinases consisting of α and/or β subunits that are highly expressed in kidney epithelial cells and are differentially expressed in podocytes and leukocytes (macrophages and monocytes). Several studies have implicated meprins in the progression of diabetic nephropathy (DN) and fibrosis-associated kidney disease. However, the mechanisms by which meprins modulate DN are not understood. To delineate the role of meprins in DN, we subjected meprin αβ knockout (αβKO) mice and their wild-type (WT) counterparts to streptozotocin-induced type 1 diabetes...
2017: Journal of Diabetes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800830/modeling-carbon-dioxide-effect-in-a-controlled-atmosphere-and-its-interactions-with-temperature-and-ph-on-the-growth-of-l-%C3%A2-monocytogenes-and-p-%C3%A2-fluorescens
#4
Olivier Couvert, Stéphanie Guégan, Bernard Hézard, Véronique Huchet, Adrienne Lintz, Dominique Thuault, Valérie Stahl
The effect of carbon dioxide, temperature, and pH on growth of Listeria monocytogenes and Pseudomonas fluorescens was studied, following a protocol to monitor microbial growth under a constant gas composition. In this way, the CO2 dissolution didn't modify the partial pressures in the gas phase. Growth curves were acquired at different temperatures (8, 12, 22 and 37 °C), pH (5.5 and 7) and CO2 concentration in the gas phase (0, 20, 40, 60, 80, 100% of the atmospheric pressure, and over 1 bar). These three factors greatly influenced the growth rate of L...
December 2017: Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800107/sequestration-effect-on-the-open-cyclic-switchable-property-of-warfarin-induced-by-cyclodextrin-time-resolved-fluorescence-study
#5
Naji Al-Dubaili, Na'il Saleh
The excited-state lifetimes of the anticoagulant drug warfarin (W) in water and in the absence and presence of methyl-β-cyclodextrins (Me-β-CD) were recorded using time-resolved fluorescence measurements. Selective excitation of the open and cyclic protonated isomers of W were acquired with laser emitting diodes (LED) producing 320 and 280 nm excitation pulses, respectively. Formation of the inclusion complex was checked by UV-visible absorption spectroscopy, and the values of binding constants (2.9 × 10³ M(-1) and 4...
August 11, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798693/phosphorylation-modulates-ameloblastin-self-assembly-and-ca-2-binding
#6
Øystein Stakkestad, Ståle P Lyngstadaas, Bernd Thiede, Jiri Vondrasek, Bjørn S Skålhegg, Janne E Reseland
Ameloblastin (AMBN), an important component of the self-assembled enamel extra cellular matrix, contains several in silico predicted phosphorylation sites. However, to what extent these sites actually are phosphorylated and the possible effects of such post-translational modifications are still largely unknown. Here we report on in vitro experiments aimed at investigating what sites in AMBN are phosphorylated by casein kinase 2 (CK2) and protein kinase A (PKA) and the impact such phosphorylation has on self-assembly and calcium binding...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797567/docosahexaenoic-acid-induces-glial-cell-line-derived-neurotrophic-factor-release-in-c6-glioma-cells-implications-of-antidepressant-effects-for-docosahexaenoic-acid
#7
Lanqiu Zhang, Zhuoran Zhu, Zhoubin Tan, Hongyan Luo, Xinwu Hu, Yan Li
Dietary deficiency of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) is involved in the pathophysiology and etiology of major depressive disorder. Supplementation with docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) exerts antidepressant-like effect; however, the molecular mechanism of DHA action remains unclear. Here we examined the effects of DHA on the modulation of glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF), which is essential for neural development, plasticity, neurogenesis, and survival. We demonstrated that DHA treatment significantly increased GDNF release in a concentration dependent manner in rat C6 glioma cells (C6 cells) and primary cultured rat astrocytes, which is also associated with increased expression of GDNF mRNA...
August 7, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797224/the-adaptive-landscape-of-wildtype-and-glycosylation-deficient-populations-of-the-industrial-yeast-pichia-pastoris
#8
Josef W Moser, Iain B H Wilson, Martin Dragosits
BACKGROUND: The effects of long-term environmental adaptation and the implications of major cellular malfunctions are still poorly understood for non-model but biotechnologically relevant species. In this study we performed a large-scale laboratory evolution experiment with 48 populations of the yeast Pichia pastoris in order to establish a general adaptive landscape upon long-term selection in several glucose-based growth environments. As a model for a cellular malfunction the implications of OCH1 mannosyltransferase knockout-mediated glycosylation-deficiency were analyzed...
August 10, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796478/spectroscopic-evidence-of-size-dependent-buffering-of-interfacial-ph-by-cation-hydrolysis-during-co2-electroreduction
#9
Onagie Ayemoba, Angel Cuesta
The nature of the electrolyte cation is known to affect the Faradaic efficiency and selectivity of CO2 electroreduction. Singh et al. (J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 13006-13012) recently attributed this effect to the buffering ability of cation hydrolysis at the electrical double layer. According to them, the pKa of hydrolysis decreases close to the cathode due to the polarization of the solvation water molecules sandwiched between the cation's positive charge and the negative charge on the electrode surface...
August 10, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794423/on-the-chemistry-of-1-pyrroline-in-solution-and-in-the-gas-phase
#10
Xiaoping Zhang, Konstantin Chingin, Dacai Zhong, Juchao Liang, Yongzhong Ouyang, Huanwen Chen
1-Pyrroline has a highly characteristic odor, which is employed by living organisms for chemical signaling and other purposes, but the mechanism whereby this odor is formed remains poorly understood. Here we used a combination of ambient mass spectrometry (AMS) and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy to experimentally address the mechanistic aspects of 1-pyrroline volatility and other controversies regarding the chemistry of this compound. Our results indicate that in solution the volatility of the monomer species is significantly higher than that of the trimer species, and 1-pyrroline is evaporated mainly in its monomer state...
August 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793909/-6-gingerol-from-zingiber-officinale-potentiates-glp-1-mediated-glucose-stimulated-insulin-secretion-pathway-in-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cells-and-increases-rab8-rab10-regulated-membrane-presentation-of-glut4-transporters-in-skeletal-muscle-to-improve-hyperglycemia-in
#11
Mehdi Bin Samad, Md Nurul Absar Bin Mohsin, Bodiul Alam Razu, Mohammad Tashnim Hossain, Sinayat Mahzabeen, Naziat Unnoor, Ishrat Aklima Muna, Farjana Akhter, Ashraf Ul Kabir, J M A Hannan
BACKGROUND: [6]-Gingerol, a major component of Zingiber officinale, was previously reported to ameliorate hyperglycemia in type 2 diabetic mice. Endocrine signaling is involved in insulin secretion and is perturbed in db/db Type-2 diabetic mice. [6]-Gingerol was reported to restore the disrupted endocrine signaling in rodents. In this current study on Lepr(db/db) diabetic mice, we investigated the involvement of endocrine pathway in the insulin secretagogue activity of [6]-Gingerol and the mechanism(s) through which [6]-Gingerol ameliorates hyperglycemia...
August 9, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792844/trpa1-ion-channel-stimulation-enhances-cardiomyocyte-contractile-function-via-a-camkii-dependent-pathway
#12
Spencer R Andrei, Monica Ghosh, Pritam Sinharoy, Souvik Dey, Ian N Bratz, Derek S Damron
RATIONALE: Transient receptor potential channels of the ankyrin subtype-1 (TRPA1) are non-selective cation channels that show high permeability to calcium. Previous studies from our laboratory have demonstrated that TRPA1 ion channels are expressed in adult mouse ventricular cardiomyocytes (CMs) and are localized at the z-disc, costamere and intercalated disc. The functional significance of TRPA1 ion channels in the modulation of CM contractile function have not been explored. OBJECTIVE: To identify the extent to which TRPA1 ion channels are involved in modulating CM contractile function and elucidate the cellular mechanism of action...
August 9, 2017: Channels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792740/selective-removal-of-nitrosamines-from-a-model-amine-carbon-capture-waterwash-using-low-cost-activated-carbon-sorbents
#13
Leland R Widger, Megan Combs, Amit R Lohe, Cameron A Lippert, Jesse G Thompson, Kunlei Liu
Nitrosamines generated in the amine solvent loop of post combustion carbon capture systems are potent carcinogens, and their emission could pose a serious threat to the environment or human health. Nitrosamine emission control strategies are critical for the success of amine-based carbon capture as the technology approaches industrial-scale deployment. Waterwash systems have been used to control volatile and aerosol emissions, including nitrosamines, from carbon capture plants, but it is still necessary to remove or destroy nitrosamines in the circulating waterwash to prevent their subsequent emission into the environment...
August 9, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791011/leishmania-amazonensis-induced-camp-triggered-by-adenosine-a2b-receptor-is-important-to-inhibit-dendritic-cell-activation-and-evade-immune-response-in-infected-mice
#14
Amanda Braga Figueiredo, Míriam Conceição Souza-Testasicca, Tiago Wilson Patriarca Mineo, Luís Carlos Crocco Afonso
Differently from others Leishmania species, infection by the protozoan parasite L. amazonensis is associated with a lack of antigen-specific T-cell responses. Dendritic cells (DC) are essential for the innate immune response and for directing the differentiation of T-helper lymphocytes. Previously, we showed that L. amazonensis infection impairs DC activation through the activation of adenosine A2B receptor, and here, we evaluated the intracellular events triggered by this receptor in infected cells. To this aim, bone marrow-derived DC from C57BL/6J mice were infected with metacyclic promastigotes of L...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791004/the-camp-pka-signaling-pathway-regulates-pathogenicity-hyphal-growth-appressorial-formation-conidiation-and-stress-tolerance-in-colletotrichum-higginsianum
#15
Wenjun Zhu, Man Zhou, Zeyang Xiong, Fang Peng, Wei Wei
Colletotrichum higginsianum is an economically important pathogen that causes anthracnose disease in a wide range of cruciferous crops. Understanding the mechanisms of the cruciferous plant-C. higginsianum interactions will be important in facilitating efficient control of anthracnose diseases. The cAMP-PKA signaling pathway plays important roles in diverse physiological processes of multiple pathogens. C. higginsianum contains two genes, ChPKA1 and ChPKA2, that encode the catalytic subunits of cyclic AMP (cAMP)-dependent protein kinase A (PKA)...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782252/cyclic-amp-dependent-post-translational-modification-of-neuronal-nitric-oxide-synthase-neuroprotects-penile-erection-in-rats
#16
Serkan Karakus, Biljana Musicki, Justin D La Favor, Arthur L Burnett
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate nNOS phosphorylation, nNOS uncoupling, and oxidative stress in the penis and major pelvic ganglia (MPG), before and after the administration of the cAMP-dependent protein kinase A (PKA) agonist colforsin in a rat model of bilateral cavernous nerve injury (BCNI) which mimics nerve injury following prostatectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Adult male Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into BCNI and sham groups. Each group included 2 subgroups: vehicle and colforsin (0...
August 7, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782235/detection-of-phasic-dopamine-by-d1-and-d2-striatal-medium-spiny-neurons
#17
Cedric Yapo, Anu G Nair, Lorna Clement, Liliana R Castro, Jeanette Hellgren Kotaleski, Pierre Vincent
The phasic release of dopamine in the striatum determines various aspects of reward and action selection, but the dynamics of dopamine effect on intracellular signalling remains poorly understood. We used genetically-encoded FRET biosensors in striatal brain slices to quantify the effect of transient dopamine on cAMP or PKA-dependent phosphorylation level, and computational modelling to further explore the dynamics of this signalling pathway. Medium-sized spiny neurons (MSNs), which express either D1 or D2 dopamine receptors, responded to dopamine by an increase or a decrease in cAMP, respectively...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781084/crystal-structure-and-regulation-of-the-citrus-pol-iii-repressor-maf1-by-auxin-and-phosphorylation
#18
Adriana Santos Soprano, Priscila Oliveira de Giuseppe, Hugo Massayoshi Shimo, Tatiani Brenelli Lima, Fernanda Aparecida Heleno Batista, Germanna Lima Righetto, José Geraldo de Carvalho Pereira, Daniela Campos Granato, Andrey Fabricio Ziem Nascimento, Fabio Cesar Gozzo, Paulo Sérgio Lopes de Oliveira, Ana Carolina Migliorini Figueira, Juliana Helena Costa Smetana, Adriana Franco Paes Leme, Mario Tyago Murakami, Celso Eduardo Benedetti
MAF1 is the main RNA polymerase (Pol) III repressor that controls cell growth in eukaryotes. The Citrus ortholog, CsMAF1, was shown to restrict cell growth in citrus canker disease but its role in plant development and disease is still unclear. We solved the crystal structure of the globular core of CsMAF1, which reveals additional structural elements compared with the previously available structure of hMAF1, and explored the dynamics of its flexible regions not present in the structure. CsMAF1 accumulated in the nucleolus upon leaf excision, and this translocation was inhibited by auxin and by mutation of the PKA phosphorylation site, S45, to aspartate...
July 24, 2017: Structure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780435/synthesis-and-characterization-of-carboxylic-cation-exchange-bio-resin-for-heavy-metal-remediation
#19
Vihangraj V Kulkarni, Animes Kumar Golder, Pranab Kumar Ghosh
A new carboxylic bio-resin was synthesized from raw arecanut husk through mercerization and ethylenediaminetetraacetic dianhydride (EDTAD) carboxylation. The synthesized bio-resin was characterized using thermogravimetric analysis, field emission scanning electron microscopy, proximate & ultimate analyses, mass percent gain/loss, potentiometric titrations, and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. Mercerization extracted lignin from the vesicles on the husk and EDTAD was ridged in to, through an acylation reaction in dimethylformamide media...
July 29, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777808/qm-mm-simulations-provide-insight-into-the-mechanism-of-bioluminescence-triggering-in-ctenophore-photoproteins
#20
Maryam Molakarimi, Ammar Mohseni, Majid Taghdir, Zaiddodine Pashandi, Michael A Gorman, Michael W Parker, Hossein Naderi-Manesh, Reza H Sajedi
Photoproteins are responsible for light emission in a variety of marine ctenophores and coelenterates. The mechanism of light emission in both families occurs via the same reaction. However, the arrangement of amino acid residues surrounding the chromophore, and the catalytic mechanism of light emission is unknown for the ctenophore photoproteins. In this study, we used quantum mechanics/molecular mechanics (QM/MM) and site-directed mutagenesis studies to investigate the details of the catalytic mechanism in berovin, a member of the ctenophore family...
2017: PloS One
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