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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214999/e6-associated-protein-dependent-estrogen-receptor-regulation-of-protein-kinase-a-regulatory-subunit-r2a-expression-in-neuroblastoma
#1
Jean-Pierre Obeid, Youssef H Zeidan, Nawal Zafar, Jimmy El Hokayem
E6ap is a known transcriptional coregulator for estrogen receptor alpha (Er, Erα) in the presence of estrogen. Protein kinase A (PKA) contains two regulatory subunits derived from four genes. Recent evidence demonstrates that PKA regulates E6ap activity. Data generated in our lab indicated estrogen dependent regulation of Pkar2a levels. Our project sets to investigate a possible feedback mechanism constituting of Erα and E6ap transcriptional regulation of Pkar2a expression. Western blot evaluated protein regulation correlations with E2 in mouse neuroblastoma lines...
February 18, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214776/the-metabolic-impact-of-extracellular-nitrite-on-aerobic-metabolism-of-paracoccus-denitrificans
#2
K R Hartop, M J Sullivan, G Giannopoulos, A J Gates, P L Bond, Z Yuan, T A Clarke, G Rowley, D J Richardson
Nitrite, in equilibrium with free nitrous acid (FNA), can inhibit both aerobic and anaerobic growth of microbial communities through bactericidal activities that have considerable potential for control of microbial growth in a range of water systems. There has been much focus on the effect of nitrite/FNA on anaerobic metabolism and so, to enhance understanding of the metabolic impact of nitrite/FNA on aerobic metabolism, a study was undertaken with a model denitrifying bacterium Paracoccus denitrificans PD1222...
February 7, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212851/the-high-affinity-phosphodiesterase-pdeh-regulates-development-and-aflatoxin-biosynthesis-in-aspergillus-flavus
#3
Kunlong Yang, Yinghang Liu, Linlin Liang, Zhenguo Li, Qiuping Qin, Xinyi Nie, Shihua Wang
Cyclic AMP signaling controls a range of physiological processes in response to extracellular stimuli in organisms. Among the signaling cascades, cAMP, as a second messenger, is orchestrated by adenylate cyclase(biosynthesis) and cAMP phosphodiesterases (PDEs)(hydrolysis). In this study, we investigated the function of the high-affinity (PdeH) and low-affinity (PdeL) cAMP phosphodiesterase from the carcinogenic aflatoxin producing fungus Aspergillus flavus, and found that instead of PdeL, inactivation of PdeH exhibited a reduction in conidiation and sclerotia formation...
February 14, 2017: Fungal Genetics and Biology: FG & B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212844/thyroid-stimulating-hormone-increases-hepatic-gluconeogenesis-via-crtc2
#4
Yujie Li, Laicheng Wang, Lingyan Zhou, Yongfeng Song, Shizhan Ma, Chunxiao Yu, Jiajun Zhao, Chao Xu, Ling Gao
Epidemiological evidence indicates that thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) is positively correlated with abnormal glucose levels. We previously reported that TSH has direct effects on gluconeogenesis. However, the underlying molecular mechanism remains unclear. In this study, we observed increased fasting blood glucose and glucose production in a mouse model of subclinical hypothyroidism (only elevated TSH levels). TSH acts via the classical cAMP/PKA pathway and CRTC2 regulates glucose homeostasis. Thus, we explore whether CRTC2 is involved in the process of TSH-induced gluconeogenesis...
February 14, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210984/effect-of-solution-ionic-strength-on-the-pka-of-the-nitroxide-ph-epr-probe-2-2-3-4-5-5-hexamethylimidazolidin-1-oxyl
#5
Kaleigh Margita, Maxim A Voinov, Alex I Smirnov
Spin probe and spin labeling Electron Paramagnetic Resonance methods are indispensable research tools for solving a wide range of bioanalytical problems-from measuring microviscosity and polarity of phase-separated liquids to oxygen concentrations in tissues. One of the emerging uses of spin probes are the studies of proton transfer-related and surface electrostatic phenomena. The latter Electron Paramagnetic Resonance methods rely on molecular probes containing an additional functionality capable of reversible ionization (protonation, in particular) in the immediate proximity to an Electron Paramagnetic Resonance-active reporter group, such as (N-O(•)) for nitroxides...
February 17, 2017: Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210903/role-of-exchange-protein-directly-activated-by-camp-epac1-in-breast-cancer-cell-migration-and-apoptosis
#6
Naveen Kumar, Sonal Gupta, Surbhi Dabral, Shailja Singh, Seema Sehrawat
Despite the current progress in cancer research and therapy, breast cancer remains the leading cause of mortality among half a million women worldwide. Migration and invasion of cancer cells are associated with prevalent tumor metastasis as well as high mortality. Extensive studies have powerfully established the role of prototypic second messenger cAMP and its two ubiquitously expressed intracellular cAMP receptors namely the classic protein kinaseA/cAMP-dependent protein kinase (PKA) and the more recently discovered exchange protein directly activated by cAMP/cAMP-regulated guanine nucleotide exchange factor (EPAC/cAMP-GEF) in cell migration, cell cycle regulation, and cell death...
February 16, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208300/near-infrared-probe-based-on-rhodamine-derivative-for-highly-sensitive-and-selective-lysosomal-ph-tracking
#7
Guangle Niu, Panpan Zhang, Weimin Liu, Mengqi Wang, Hongyan Zhang, Jiasheng Wu, Liping Zhang, Pengfei Wang
The development of near-infrared fluorescent probes with low pKa, high selectivity, high photostability, and high sensitivity for lysosomal pH detection is of great importance. In the present work, we developed a novel near-infrared lysosomal pH probe (Lyso-hNR) based on a rhodamine derivative. Lyso-hNR showed fast, highly sensitive, and highly selective fluorescence response to acidic pH caused by the H(+)-induced structure changes from the nonfluorescent spirolactam form to the highly emissive open-ring form...
February 7, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208019/cyanographene-and-graphene-acid-emerging-derivatives-enabling-high-yield-and-selective-functionalization-of-graphene
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Aristides Bakandritsos, Martin Pykal, Piotr Błoński, Petr Jakubec, Demetrios D Chronopoulos, Kateřina Poláková, Vasilios Georgakilas, Klára Čépe, Ondřej Tomanec, Václav Ranc, Athanasios B Bourlinos, Radek Zbořil, Michal Otyepka
Efficient and selective methods for covalent derivatization of graphene are needed because they enable tuning of graphene's surface and electronic properties, thus expanding its application potential. However, existing approaches based mainly on chemistry of graphene and graphene oxide achieve only limited level of functionalization due to chemical inertness of the surface and nonselective simultaneous attachment of different functional groups, respectively. Here we present a conceptually different route based on synthesis of cyanographene via the controllable substitution and defluorination of fluorographene...
February 20, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202681/components-of-the-mitochondrial-camp-signalosome
#9
REVIEW
Stefania Monterisi, Manuela Zaccolo
3'-5'-Cyclic adenosine monophosphate/protein kinase A (cAMP/PKA) signalling is activated by different extracellular stimuli and mediates many diverse processes within the same cell. It is now well established that in order to translate into the appropriate cellular function multiple extracellular inputs, which may act simultaneously on the same cell, the cAMP/PKA signalling pathway is compartmentalised. Multimolecular complexes are organised at specific subcellular sites to generate spatially confined signalosomes, which include effectors, modulators and targets of the pathway...
February 8, 2017: Biochemical Society Transactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202680/cross-talk-between-lrrk2-and-pka-implication-for-parkinson-s-disease
#10
REVIEW
Elisa Greggio, Luigi Bubacco, Isabella Russo
Evidence indicates that leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2) controls multiple processes in neurons and glia cells. Deregulated LRRK2 activity due to gene mutation represents the most common cause of autosomal dominant Parkinson's disease (PD). Protein kinase A (PKA)-mediated signaling is a key regulator of brain function. PKA-dependent pathways play an important role in brain homeostasis, neuronal development, synaptic plasticity, control of microglia activation and inflammation. On the other hand, a decline of PKA signaling was shown to contribute to the progression of several neurodegenerative diseases, including PD...
February 8, 2017: Biochemical Society Transactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202578/p38%C3%AE-mapk-signaling-mediates-exenatide-stimulated-microglial-%C3%AE-endorphin-expression
#11
Hai-Yun Wu, Xiao-Fang Mao, Hui Fan, Yong-Xiang Wang
Upon recent discovery, it has been established that activation of glucagon-like peptide-1 receptors (GLP-1Rs) exhibits neuroprotection and antinociception through microglial β-endorphin expression. This study aims to explore its underlying signaling mechanisms. GLP-1Rs and β-endorphin were co-expressed in primary cultures of microglia. Treatment with the GLP-1R agonist exenatide concentration-dependently stimulated microglial expression of the β-endorphin precursor gene POMC and peptide, with EC50 values of 4...
February 15, 2017: Molecular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199927/benzimidazole-acrylonitriles-as-multifunctional-push-pull-chromophores-spectral-characterisation-protonation-equilibria-and-nanoaggregation-in-aqueous-solutions
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Ema Horak, Robert Vianello, Marijana Hranjec, Svjetlana Krištafor, Grace Karminski Zamola, Ivana Murković Steinberg
Heterocyclic donor-π-acceptor molecular systems based on an N,N-dimethylamino phenylacrylonitrile benzimidazole skeleton have been characterised and are proposed for potential use in sensing applications. The benzimidazole moiety introduces a broad spectrum of useful multifunctional properties to the system including electron accepting ability, pH sensitivity and compatibility with biomolecules. The photophysical characterisation of the prototropic forms of these chromophores has been carried out in both solution and on immobilisation in polymer films...
February 7, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198426/the-biophysical-probes-2-fluorohistidine-and-4-fluorohistidine-spectroscopic-signatures-and-molecular-properties
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Chandana Kasireddy, Jonathan M Ellis, James G Bann, Katie R Mitchell-Koch
Fluorinated amino acids serve as valuable biological probes, by reporting on local protein structure and dynamics through (19)F NMR chemical shifts. 2-fluorohistidine and 4-fluorohistidine, studied here with DFT methods, have even more capabilities for biophysical studies, as their altered pKa values, relative to histidine, allow for studies of the role of proton transfer and tautomeric state in enzymatic mechanisms. Considering the two tautomeric forms of histidine, it was found that 2-fluorohistidine primarily forms the common (for histidine) τ-tautomer at neutral pH, while 4-fluorohistidine exclusively forms the less common π-tautomer...
February 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197966/signaling-pathway-involved-in-the-inhibitory-effect-of-fty720p-on-the-na-k-atpase-in-hepg2-cells
#14
Nadine Al Alam, Sawsan Ibrahim Kreydiyyeh
The Na(+)/K(+) ATPase modulates the activity of many transporters in the liver, and maintains the ionic constancy of the intracellular milieu, preserving thus normal functioning of hepatocytes. Previous work showed that FTY720P, a sphingosine one phosphate receptor agonist used in the treatment of multiple sclerosis, exerts in HepG2 cells, an inhibitory effect on the activity of the ATPase, mediated via PGE2. This study is an attempt to identify the signaling molecules involved downstream of the prostaglandin...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Cell Communication and Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197070/role-of-app-interactions-with-heterotrimeric-g-proteins-physiological-functions-and-pathological-consequences
#15
REVIEW
Philip F Copenhaver, Donat Kögel
Following the discovery that the amyloid precursor protein (APP) is the source of β-amyloid peptides (Aβ) that accumulate in Alzheimer's disease (AD), structural analyses suggested that the holoprotein resembles a transmembrane receptor. Initial studies using reconstituted membranes demonstrated that APP can directly interact with the heterotrimeric G protein Gαo (but not other G proteins) via an evolutionarily G protein-binding motif in its cytoplasmic domain. Subsequent investigations in cell culture showed that antibodies against the extracellular domain of APP could stimulate Gαo activity, presumably mimicking endogenous APP ligands...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196117/the-transcriptional-activity-of-hepatocyte-nuclear-factor-4-alpha-is-inhibited-via-phosphorylation-by-erk1-2
#16
Borbála Vető, Dóra Bojcsuk, Caroline Bacquet, Judit Kiss, Szabolcs Sipeki, Ludovic Martin, László Buday, Bálint L Bálint, Tamás Arányi
Hepatocyte nuclear factor 4 alpha (HNF4α) nuclear receptor is a master regulator of hepatocyte development, nutrient transport and metabolism. HNF4α is regulated both at the transcriptional and post-transcriptional levels by different mechanisms. Several kinases (PKA, PKC, AMPK) were shown to phosphorylate and decrease the activity of HNF4α. Activation of the ERK1/2 signalling pathway, inducing proliferation and survival, inhibits the expression of HNF4α. However, based on our previous results we hypothesized that HNF4α is also regulated at the post-transcriptional level by ERK1/2...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194923/dual-emission-bridged-polysilsesquioxanes-gel-as-effective-luminescent-probe-in-ratiometric-amine-sensing
#17
Caixia Liu, Tianren Wang, Daqing Yang, Zhiqiang Li, Huanrong Li
Bridged polysilsesquioxanes (BP) show great potentials in developing lanthanide-based luminescent materials due to their capacity of loading lanthahide complexes with high concentration as well as their flexible processability. We herein report a novel BP precursor consisting of C3-symmetrical benzene central core moiety capable of sensitizing the luminescence of Eu3+ and Tb3+, and tunable full color luminescent gels were facily prepared by mixing the as-synthesized precursor and Ln3+ ions in appropriate solvents...
February 13, 2017: Chemistry, An Asian Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194788/protein-kinase-a-regulates-c-terminally-truncated-cav-1-2-in-xenopus-oocytes-roles-of-n-and-c-termini-of-the-%C3%AE-1c-subunit
#18
Shimrit Oz, Ines Pankonien, Anouar Belkacemi, Veit Flockerzi, Enno Klussmann, Hannelore Haase, Nathan Dascal
β-Adrenergic stimulation enhances Ca(2+) currents via L-type, voltage-gated CaV 1.2 channels, strengthening cardiac contraction. The signaling via β-adrenergic receptors (β-ARs) involves elevation of cyclic AMP (cAMP) levels and activation of protein kinase A (PKA). However, how PKA affects the channel remains controversial. Recent studies in heterologous systems and genetically engineered mice stress the importance of the posttranslational proteolytic truncation of distal C-terminus (dCT) of the main (α1C ) subunit...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193049/contribution-of-eigenmobility-shifts-to-the-separation-of-peptides-in-capillary-electrophoresis-with-aqueous-acetonitrile-background-electrolytes
#19
Chadin Kulsing, Reinhard I Boysen, Milton T W Hearn
In this investigation, the mobility of system eigenpeaks in capillary electrophoresis (CE) was experimentally found to decrease when the background electrolyte (BGE) contained higher percentages of acetonitrile. In order to explain this observation, the effects of changes in the pH and ionic strength of the BGE on the pKa and actual mobility of each constituent in the system were determined, and the results evaluated in terms of their theoretical basis. Utilizing the derived values of each of these parameters, the software Peakmaster was then applied to simulate the eigenpeak mobility...
December 20, 2016: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192519/arachidonic-acid-triggers-ca2-i-increases-in-rat-round-spermatids-by-a-likely-gpr-activation-erk-signalling-and-er-acidic-compartments-ca2-release
#20
Joaquin Paillamanque, Ana Sanchez-Tusie, Emerson M Carmona, Claudia L Treviño, Carolina Sandoval, Francisco Nualart, Nelson Osses, Juan G Reyes
Arachidonic acid (AA), a compound secreted by Sertoli cells (SC) in a FSH-dependent manner, is able to induce the release of Ca2+ from internal stores in round spermatids and pachytene spermatocytes. In this study, the possible site(s) of action of AA in round spermatids, the signalling pathways associated and the intracellular Ca2+ stores targeted by AA-induced signalling were pharmacologically characterized by measuring intracellular Ca2+ using fluorescent Ca2+ probes. Our results suggest that AA acts by interacting with a fatty acid G protein coupled receptor, initiating a G protein signalling cascade that may involve PLA2 and ERK activation, which in turn opens intracellular ryanodine-sensitive channels as well as NAADP-sensitive channels in acidic intracellular Ca2+ stores...
2017: PloS One
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