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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091754/a-new-look-at-the-role-of-thiolate-ligation-in-cytochrome-p450
#1
Timothy H Yosca, Aaron P Ledray, Joanna Ngo, Michael T Green
Protonated ferryl (or iron(IV)hydroxide) intermediates have been characterized in several thiolate-ligated heme proteins that are known to catalyze C-H bond activation. The basicity of the ferryl intermediates in these species has been proposed to play a critical role in facilitating this chemistry, allowing hydrogen abstraction at reduction potentials below those that would otherwise lead to oxidative degradation of the enzyme. In this contribution, we discuss the events that led to the assignment and characterization of the unusual iron(IV)hydroxide species, highlighting experiments that provided a quantitative measure of the ferryl basicity, the iron(IV)hydroxide pKa...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry: JBIC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090068/relationship-between-physicochemical-properties-of-medical-supplies-and-serious-adverse-drug-reactions-listed-in-the-package-inserts
#2
Reiko Yano, Fumiko Ohtsu, Nobuyuki Goto
<bibitem lang="en">  We sought to clarify the relationship between the physicochemical properties of each medical supply and serious adverse drug reactions listed in the package inserts, by reviewing new information. We investigated 1) 1,078 medicines currently available on the domestic Japanese market by using physicochemical data, such as cLogD, molecular weight (MW), and pKa and 2) the serious adverse drug reactions stated in the package inserts and the presence or absence of serious renal and liver disorders, as well as mental, extrapyramidal, and skin disorders...
January 13, 2017: Yakugaku Zasshi: Journal of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089806/analysis-of-radiation-doses-and-dose-reduction-strategies-during-cerebral-digital-subtraction-angiography
#3
Ho Jun Yi, Jae Hoon Sung, Dong Hoon Lee, Sang Wook Kim, Sang Won Lee
OBJECTIVE: Adverse effects of increased use of cerebral digital subtraction angiography (DSA) include radiation-induced skin reactions and increased risk of malignancy. This study aimed to identify a method for reducing radiation exposure during routine cerebral DSA. METHODS: A retrospective review of 138 consecutive adult patients who underwent DSA with a biplane angiography system (Artis Zee, Siemens, Germany) from September 2015 to February 2016 was performed...
January 12, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089640/catecholamines-are-produced-by-ascidian-immune-cells-the-involvement-of-pka-and-pkc-in-the-adrenergic-signaling-pathway
#4
Andressa de Abreu Mello, Jéssica Fernandes de Souza, Rodrigo Nunes da Fonseca, Silvana Allodi, Cintia Monteiro de Barros
The stress response is a complex mechanism, which includes changes in the immune system to enable organisms to maintain homeostasis. The neurohormones dopamine, noradrenaline (NA) and adrenalin are responsible for the physiological modulations that occur during acute stress. In the present study, we analyzed the effects of NA on the immune system specific to nitric-oxide (NO) production by subpopulations of immune cells (hemocytes) of the ascidian Phallusia nigra. We also investigated the capability of immune cells to produce catecholamine (CA)...
January 12, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088758/c5-substituents-of-uridines-and-2-thiouridines-present-at-the-wobble-position-of-trna-determine-the-formation-of-their-keto-enol-or-zwitterionic-forms-a-factor-important-for-accuracy-of-reading-of-guanosine-at-the-3-end-of-the-mrna-codons
#5
Elzbieta Sochacka, Elzbieta Lodyga-Chruscinska, Justyna Pawlak, Marek Cypryk, Paulina Bartos, Katarzyna Ebenryter-Olbinska, Grazyna Leszczynska, Barbara Nawrot
Modified nucleosides present in the wobble position of the tRNA anticodons regulate protein translation through tuning the reading of mRNA codons. Among 40 of such nucleosides, there are modified uridines containing either a sulfur atom at the C2 position and/or a substituent at the C5 position of the nucleobase ring. It is already evidenced that tRNAs with 2-thiouridines at the wobble position preferentially read NNA codons, while the reading mode of the NNG codons by R5U/R5S2U-containing anticodons is still elusive...
January 13, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088401/pharmacological-rescue-of-adult-hippocampal-neurogenesis-in-a-mouse-model-of-x-linked-intellectual-disability
#6
Manuela Allegra, Cristina Spalletti, Beatrice Vignoli, Stefano Azzimondi, Irene Busti, Pierre Billuart, Marco Canossa, Matteo Caleo
Oligophrenin-1 (OPHN1) is a Rho GTPase activating protein whose mutations cause X-linked intellectual disability (XLID). How loss of function of Ophn1 affects neuronal development is only partly understood. Here we have exploited adult hippocampal neurogenesis to dissect the steps of neuronal differentiation that are affected by Ophn1 deletion. We found that mice lacking Ophn1 display a reduction in the number of newborn neurons in the dentate gyrus. A significant fraction of the Ophn1-deficient newly generated neurons failed to extend an axon towards CA3, and showed an altered density of dendritic protrusions...
January 11, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080067/stability-kinetic-and-mechanistic-investigation-of-1-8-self-immolative-cinnamyl-ether-spacers-for-controlled-release-of-phenols-and-generation-of-resonance-and-inductively-stabilized-methides
#7
Siddharth S Matikonda, Jessica M Fairhall, Joel D A Tyndall, Sarah Hook, Allan B Gamble
Three cinnamyl ether spacers (non-methyl, α-methyl, and γ-methyl) for caging of phenols have been synthesized and are physiologically stable. When triggered, the γ-methyl spacer releases phenols (pKa 7.8 and 9.8) with a t1/2 < 30 s and <2 min in aqueous and aqueous-organic solvent, respectively. The α-methyl spacer releases a phenol (pKa 7.8) with a t1/2 = 27 and 54 min. For the γ-methyl spacer, the results suggest the presence of a resonance and inductively stabilized aza-cinnamyl methide.
January 12, 2017: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079521/isoform-specific-subcellular-localization-and-function-of-protein-kinase-a-identified-by-mosaic-imaging-of-mouse-brain
#8
Ronit Ilouz, Varda Lev-Ram, Eric A Bushong, Travis L Stiles, Dinorah Friedmann-Morvinski, Christopher Douglas, Geoffrey Goldberg, Mark H Ellisman, Susan S Taylor
Protein kinase A (PKA) plays critical roles in neuronal function that are mediated by different regulatory (R) subunits. Deficiency in either RIβ or RIIβ subunits results in distinct neuronal phenotypes. Although RIβ contributes to synaptic plasticity, it is the least studied isoform. Using isoform-specific antibodies we generated high-resolution large-scale immunohistochemical mosaic images of mouse brain that provide global views of several brain regions, including the hippocampus and cerebellum...
January 12, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079371/a-binding-pose-flip-explained-via-enthalpic-and-entropic-contributions
#9
Michael Schauperl, Paul Czodrowski, Julian E Fuchs, Roland G Huber, Birgit J Waldner, Maren Podewitz, Christian Kramer, Klaus R Liedl
The anomalous binding modes of five highly similar fragments of TIE2 inhibitors, showing three distinct binding poses are investigated. We report a quantitative rationalization for the changes in binding pose based on molecular dynamics simulations. We investigated five fragments in complex with the transforming growth factor β receptor type 1 kinase domain. Analyses of these simulations using Grid Inhomogeneous Solvation Theory (GIST), pKA calculations, and a tool to investigate enthalpic differences upon binding unraveled the various thermodynamic contributions to the different binding modes...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078543/topiramate-confers-neuroprotection-against-methylphenidate-induced-neurodegeneration-in-dentate-gyrus-and-ca1-regions-of-hippocampus-via-creb-bdnf-pathway-in-rats
#10
Majid Motaghinejad, Manijeh Motevalian, Mohammad Abdollahi, Mansour Heidari, Zahra Madjd
Methylphenidate (MPH) abuse can cause serious neurological damages. The neuroprotective effects of topiramate (TPM) have been reported already, but its mechanism of action still remains unclear. The current study evaluates in vivo role of CREB/BDNF in TPM protection of the rat hippocampal cells from methylphenidate-induced apoptosis, oxidative stress, and inflammation. A total of 60 adult male rats were divided into six groups. Groups 1 and 2 received normal saline (0.7 ml/rat) and MPH (10 mg/kg) respectively for 14 days...
January 11, 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077322/a-protein-kinase-a-ezrin-complex-regulates-connexin-43-gap-junction-communication-in-liver-epithelial-cells
#11
Aleksandra Dukic, Linda Hofstad Haugen, Guillaume Pidoux, Edward Leithe, Oddmund Bakke, Kjetil Taskén
Communication between adjacent cells can occur via gap junctions (GJ) composed of connexin (Cx) hexamers that allow passage of small molecules. One of the most widely and highly expressed Cxs in human tissues is Cx43, shown to be regulated through phosphorylation by several kinases including PKA. Ezrin is a membrane associated protein that can serve as an A kinase anchoring protein (AKAP) and hold an anchored pool of PKA. Here, we used the liver epithelial cell line IAR20, which expresses Cx43 as the predominant GJ protein, to test the hypothesis that Ezrin may associate with Cx43 in cell types that form stable GJs and serve as an AKAP...
January 7, 2017: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076805/regulation-of-active-icam-4-on-normal-and-sickle-cell-disease-rbcs-via-akaps-is-revealed-by-afm
#12
Jing Zhang, Krithika Abiraman, Sasia-Marie Jones, George Lykotrafitis, Biree Andemariam
Human healthy (wild-type (WT)) and homozygous sickle (SS) red blood cells (RBCs) express a large number of surface receptors that mediate cell adhesion between RBCs, and between RBCs and white blood cells, platelets, and the endothelium. In sickle cell disease (SCD), abnormal adhesion of RBCs to endothelial cells is mediated by the intercellular adhesion molecule-4 (ICAM-4), which appears on the RBC membrane and binds to the endothelial αvβ3 integrin. This is a key factor in the initiation of vaso-occlusive episodes, the hallmark of SCD...
January 10, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076424/sensitization-of-trpa1-by-protein-kinase-a
#13
Jannis E Meents, Michael J M Fischer, Peter A McNaughton
The TRPA1 ion channel is expressed in nociceptive (pain-sensitive) somatosensory neurons and is activated by a wide variety of chemical irritants, such as acrolein in smoke or isothiocyanates in mustard. Here, we investigate the enhancement of TRPA1 function caused by inflammatory mediators, which is thought to be important in lung conditions such as asthma and COPD. Protein kinase A is an important kinase acting downstream of inflammatory mediators to cause sensitization of TRPA1. By using site-directed mutagenesis, patch-clamp electrophysiology and calcium imaging we identify four amino acid residues, S86, S317, S428, and S972, as the principal targets of PKA-mediated phosphorylation and sensitization of TRPA1...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075585/acidity-of-m-vi-o2-oh-2-for-m-group-6-16-and-u-as-central-atoms
#14
Rulin Feng, Monica Vasiliu, Kirk A Peterson, David A Dixon
Gas phase acidities and aqueous solution pKa's are predicted for MO2(OH)2 where center atom M is a main group 6, 16 and U atom using the Feller-Peterson-Dixon approach based on coupled cluster CCSD(T) calculations with additional corrections. The gas phase acidities of the MO2(OH)2 compounds are essentially the same for elements (M) of the same group, 304 - 310 kcal/mol at 298 K. All of the Group 6 compounds are 5 to 6 kcal/mol less acidic in the gas phase than H2SO4. The gas phase acidity of UO2(OH)2 is calculated to be up to 338...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075117/decoding-proton-coupled-electron-transfer-with-potential-pka-diagrams
#15
Brian D McCarthy, Jillian L Dempsey
Aqueous potential-pH diagrams, commonly called Pourbaix diagrams, were originally developed to study metal corrosion in the 1930s and 1940s. Pourbaix diagrams have since been widely adopted for use across chemistry disciplines, particularly for the study of aqueous proton-coupled electron transfer reactions. Despite this enormous versatility, a clear extension of analogous diagrams to nonaqueous solvents is lacking. The problem hinges on the difficulty of defining the nonaqueous solution pH. Here, we address this issue by reporting the development of diagrams based on nonaqueous pKa scales...
January 11, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074005/synergistic-regulation-of-serotonin-and-opioid-signaling-contributes-to-pain-insensitivity-in-nav1-7-knockout-mice
#16
Jörg Isensee, Leonhardt Krahé, Katharina Moeller, Vanessa Pereira, Jane E Sexton, Xiaohui Sun, Edward Emery, John N Wood, Tim Hucho
Genetic loss of the voltage-gated sodium channel Nav1.7 (Nav1.7(-/-)) results in lifelong insensitivity to pain in mice and humans. One underlying cause is an increase in the production of endogenous opioids in sensory neurons. We analyzed whether Nav1.7 deficiency altered nociceptive heterotrimeric guanine nucleotide-binding protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) signaling, such as initiated by GPCRs that respond to serotonin (pronociceptive) or opioids (antinociceptive), in sensory neurons. We found that the nociceptive neurons of Nav1...
January 10, 2017: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072545/ultrafast-photoinduced-deactivation-dynamics-of-proteorhodopsin
#17
C Elias Eckert, Jagdeep Kaur, Clemens Glaubitz, Josef Wachtveitl
We report femtosecond time-resolved absorption change measurements of the photoinduced deactivation dynamics of a microbial rhodopsin in the ultraviolet-visible and mid-infrared range. The blue light quenching process is recorded in green proteorhodopsin's (GPR) primary proton donor mutant E108Q from the deprotonated 13-cis photointermediate. The return of GPR to the dark state occurs in two steps, starting with the photoinduced 13-cis to all-trans reisomerization of the retinal. The subsequent Schiff base reprotonation via the primary proton acceptor (D97) occurs on a nanosecond time scale...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071786/functional-and-cardioprotective-effects-of-simultaneous-and-individual-activation-of-protein-kinase-a-and-epac
#18
Igor Khaliulin, Mark Bond, Andrew F James, Zara Dyar, Raheleh Amini, Jason L Johnson, M-Saadeh Suleiman
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Myocardial cAMP elevation confers cardioprotection against ischaemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. cAMP activates two independent signalling pathways, PKA and Epac. This study investigated the cardiac effects of activating PKA and/or Epac and their involvement in cardioprotection against I/R. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Hearts extracted from male rats were used either for determination of PKA and PKC activation or perfused in the Langendorff mode for either cardiomyocytes isolation or used to monitor functional activity at basal levels and after 30 min global ischaemia and 2 h reperfusion...
January 10, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069442/novel-signaling-of-dynorphin-at-%C3%AE%C2%BA-opioid-receptor-bradykinin-b2-receptor-heterodimers
#19
Bingyuan Ji, Haiqing Liu, Rumin Zhang, Yunlu Jiang, Chunmei Wang, Sheng Li, Jing Chen, Bo Bai
The κ-opioid receptor (KOR) and bradykinin B2 receptor (B2R) are involved in a variety of important physiological processes and share many similar characteristics in terms of their distribution and functions in the nervous system. We first demonstrated the endogenous expression of KOR and B2R in human SH-SY5Y cells and their co-localization on the membrane of human embryonic kidney 293 (HEK293) cells. Bioluminescence and fluorescence resonance energy transfer and the proximity ligation assay were exploited to demonstrate the formation of functional KOR and B2R heteromers in transfected cells...
January 7, 2017: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069412/influence-of-glutamic-acid-residues-and-ph-on-the-properties-of-transmembrane-helices
#20
Venkatesan Rajagopalan, Denise V Greathouse, Roger E Koeppe
Negatively charged side chains are important for the function of particular ion channels and certain other membrane proteins. To investigate the influence of single glutamic acid side chains on helices that span lipid-bilayer membranes, we have employed GWALP23 (acetyl-GGALW(5)LALALALALALALW(19)LAGA-amide) as a favorable host peptide framework. We substituted individual Leu residues with Glu residues (L12E or L14E or L16E) and incorporated specific (2)H-labeled alanine residues within the core helical region or near the ends of the sequence...
January 7, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
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