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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985469/programmed-cell-death-protein-ligand-1-silencing-with-polyethylenimine-dermatan-sulfate-complex-for-dual-inhibition-of-melanoma-growth
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Gijung Kwak, Dongkyu Kim, Gi-Hoon Nam, Sun Young Wang, In-San Kim, Sun Hwa Kim, Ick-Chan Kwon, Yoon Yeo
Programmed cell death protein-1 (PD-1) is a prominent immune checkpoint receptor interacting with its ligand, programmed cell death protein ligand-1 (PD-L1, B7-H1). The PD-1/PD-L1 interaction induces functional exhaustion of tumor-reactive cytotoxic T cells and, thus, interferes with antitumor T-cell immunity. In addition, PD-1/PD-L1 interaction promotes tumorigenesis via the mTOR signaling pathway in a group of cancers including melanoma. Based on the dual functions of PD-1/PD-L1 interactions in tumor progression, we hypothesize that siRNA targeting PD-L1 (siPD-L1) will suppress melanoma growth, acting on both immune checkpoint and intrinsic tumorigenesis pathways...
October 12, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982054/urinary-metabolic-phenotyping-of-mucopolysaccharidosis-type-i-combining-untargeted-and-targeted-strategies-with-data-modeling
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Abdellah Tebani, Isabelle Schmitz-Afonso, Lenaig Abily-Donval, Bénédicte Héron, Monique Piraud, Jérôme Ausseil, Anais Brassier, Pascale De Lonlay, Farid Zerimech, Frédéric M Vaz, Bruno J Gonzalez, Stephane Marret, Carlos Afonso, Soumeya Bekri
BACKGROUND: Application of metabolic phenotyping could expand the pathophysiological knowledge of mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS) and may reveal the comprehensive metabolic impairments in MPS. However, few studies applied this approach to MPS. METHODS: We applied targeted and untargeted metabolic profiling in urine samples obtained from a French cohort comprising 19 MPS I and 15 MPS I treated patients along with 66 controls. For that purpose, we used ultra-high-performance liquid chromatography combined with ion mobility and high-resolution mass spectrometry following a protocol designed for large-scale metabolomics studies regarding robustness and reproducibility...
October 2, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963345/sequencing-of-chondroitin-sulfate-oligosaccharides-using-a-novel-exo-lyase-from-a-marine-bacterium-that-degrades-hyaluronan-and-chondroitin-sulfate-dermatan-sulfate
#3
Wenshuang Wang, Xiaojuan Cai, Naihan Han, Wenjun Han, Kazuyuki Sugahara, Fuchuan Li
Glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) are a family of chemically heterogeneous polysaccharides that play important roles in physiological and pathological processes. Due to the structural complexity of GAGs, their sophisticated chemical structures and biological functions have not been extensively studied. Lyases that cleave GAGs are important tools for structural analysis. Although various GAG lyases have been identified, exolytic lyases with unique enzymatic property are urgently needed for GAG sequencing. In this study, a putative exolytic GAG lyase from a marine bacterium was recombinantly expressed and characterized in detail...
September 28, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899488/investigating-the-structural-and-functional-features-of-representative-recombinants-of-chondroitinase-abc-i
#4
Khadijeh Moradi, Seyedeh Akram Shirdel, Masoumeh Shamsi, Vahab Jafarian, Khosrow Khalifeh
Chondroitin Sulfate Proteoglycans (CSPGs) are the main inhibitors for axon regeneration after damaging of Central Nervous System (CNS). Chondroitinase ABC I (cABC I) can degrade CSPGs by removing chondroitin and dermatan sulfate side chains from proteoglycans. Hence, it may be considered as an attractive candidate in biomedicine. For practical applications of this enzyme, increasing the effective circulating level and reducing the number and volume of injections for patients is one of the main concerns which is directly related to conformational stability and catalytic efficiency of the enzyme...
December 2017: Enzyme and Microbial Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884960/genotypic-phenotypic-features-and-enzyme-replacement-therapy-outcome-in-patients-with-mucopolysaccharidosis-vi-from-turkey
#5
Mustafa Kılıç, Ali Dursun, Turgay Coşkun, Ayşegül Tokatlı, Rıza K Özgül, Didem Yücel-Yılmaz, Mehmet Karaca, Deniz Doğru, Dursun Alehan, Sibel Kadayıfçılar, Aydan Genç, Handan Turan-Dizdar, Burhanettin Gönüldaş, Sema Savcı, Melda Sağlam, Cemalettin Aksoy, Umut Arslan, Hatice-Serap Sivri
Mucopolysaccharidosis type VI (MPS VI) is a lysosomal storage disorder (LSD) characterized by a chronic, progressive course with multiorgan involvement. In our study, clinical, biochemical, molecular findings, and response to enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) for at least 6 months were evaluated in 20 patients with MPS VI. Treatment effects on clinical findings such as liver and spleen sizes, cardiac and respiratory parameters, visual and auditory changes, joints' range of motions, endurance tests and changes in urinary glycosaminoglycan excretions, before and after ERT were analyzed...
September 8, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860717/development-of-idursulfase-therapy-for-mucopolysaccharidosis-type-ii-hunter-syndrome-the-past-the-present-and-the-future
#6
REVIEW
David Ah Whiteman, Alan Kimura
Mucopolysaccharidosis type II (MPS II; Hunter syndrome; OMIM 309900) is a rare, multisystemic, progressive lysosomal storage disease caused by deficient activity of the iduronate-2-sulfatase (I2S) enzyme. Accumulation of the glycosaminoglycans dermatan sulfate and heparan sulfate results in a broad range of disease manifestations that are highly variable in presentation and severity; notably, approximately two-thirds of individuals are affected by progressive central nervous system involvement. Historically, management of this disease was palliative; however, during the 1990s, I2S was purified to homogeneity for the first time, leading to cloning of the corresponding gene and offering a means of addressing the underlying cause of MPS II using enzyme replacement therapy (ERT)...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859141/asporin-deficient-mice-have-tougher-skin-and-altered-skin-glycosaminoglycan-content-and-structure
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Marco Maccarana, René B Svensson, Anki Knutsson, Antonis Giannopoulos, Mea Pelkonen, MaryAnn Weis, David Eyre, Matthew Warman, Sebastian Kalamajski
The main structural component of connective tissues is fibrillar, cross-linked collagen whose fibrillogenesis can be modulated by Small Leucine-Rich Proteins/Proteoglycans (SLRPs). Not all SLRPs' effects on collagen and extracellular matrix in vivo have been elucidated; one of the less investigated SLRPs is asporin. Here we describe the successful generation of an Aspn-/- mouse model and the investigation of the Aspn-/- skin phenotype. Functionally, Aspn-/- mice had an increased skin mechanical toughness, although there were no structural changes present on histology or immunohistochemistry...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846656/the-sea-as-a-rich-source-of-structurally-unique-glycosaminoglycans-and-mimetics
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REVIEW
Ariana A Vasconcelos, Vitor H Pomin
Glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) are sulfated glycans capable of regulating various biological and medical functions. Heparin, heparan sulfate, chondroitin sulfate, dermatan sulfate, keratan sulfate and hyaluronan are the principal classes of GAGs found in animals. Although GAGs are all composed of disaccharide repeating building blocks, the sulfation patterns and the composing alternating monosaccharides vary among classes. Interestingly, GAGs from marine organisms can present structures clearly distinct from terrestrial animals even considering the same class of GAG...
August 28, 2017: Microorganisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822024/glycosaminoglycans-and-glycolipids-as-potential-biomarkers-in-lung-cancer
#9
Guoyun Li, Lingyun Li, Eun Ji Joo, Ji Woong Son, Young Jin Kim, Jae Ku Kang, Kyung Bok Lee, Fuming Zhang, Robert J Linhardt
In this report, we used liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry and Western blotting to analyze the content and structure of glycosaminoglycans, glycolipids and selected proteins to compare differences between patient-matched normal and cancerous lung tissues obtained from lung cancer patients. The cancer tissue samples contained over twice as much chondroitin sulfate (CS)/dermatan sulfate (DS) as did the normal tissue samples, while the amount of heparan sulfate (HS) and hyaluronan (HA) in normal and cancer tissues were not significantly different...
August 18, 2017: Glycoconjugate Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795878/effects-of-prisma%C3%A2-skin-dermal-regeneration-device-containing-glycosaminoglycans-on-human-keratinocytes-and-fibroblasts
#10
Raffaella Belvedere, Valentina Bizzarro, Luca Parente, Francesco Petrella, Antonello Petrella
Prisma® Skin is a new pharmaceutical device developed by Mediolanum Farmaceutici S.p.a. It includes alginates, hyaluronic acid and mainly mesoglycan. The latter is a natural glycosaminoglycan preparation containing chondroitin sulfate, dermatan sulfate, heparan sulfate and heparin and it is used in the treatment of vascular disease. Glycosaminoglycans may contribute to the re-epithelialization in the skin wound healing, as components of the extracellular matrix. Here we describe, for the first time, the effects of Prisma® Skin in in vitro cultures of adult epidermal keratinocytes and dermal fibroblasts...
August 10, 2017: Cell Adhesion & Migration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767620/effects-of-training-and-overtraining-on-intervertebral-disc-proteoglycans
#11
Renato H S Ueta, Victor A F Tarini, Carlos E Franciozi, Marcel J S Tamaoki, Valquíria P Medeiros, Helena B Nader, Flávio Faloppa
STUDY DESIGN: Animal experimental study OBJECTIVE.: Evaluate the effect of physical activity and overtraining condition on glycosaminoglycan concentration on the intervertebral disc (IVD) using a rat running model. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Some guidelines recommend the implementation of a physical exercise program as treatment for low back pain, however cyclic loading impact on the health of the intervertebral disc and whether there is a dose-response relationship is still incompletely understood...
August 1, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762851/concentration-of-sulfated-glycosaminoglycans-in-the-mammary-tissue-of-female-rats-with-the-aging-and-about-hormonal-influence
#12
Sueli M P S Torres, Helena B Nader, Ricardo S Simões, Edmund C Baracat, Manuel de J Simões, Luiz F P Fuchs, José Maria Soares-Jr, Regina Célia T Gomes
It was to evaluate the concentration of sulfate glycosaminoglycans (GAG) in mammary tissue of the young and adult female rats and ovariectomized females rats after hormonal stimulation. For this purpose, 60 female rats were divided into six groups with 10 animals/each: nonovariectomized groups: G1 (5 months), and G2 (15 months) and ovariectomized groups: OG (vehicle); EG: (estradiol, 7 days of treatment), PG (progesterone acetate, 23 days of treatment) and EPG: (estradiol (7 days of treatment) and next progesterone acetate (23 days of treatment)...
August 1, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762182/diet-induced-hypercholesterolemia-alters-liver-glycosaminoglycans-and-associated-lipoprotein-receptors-in-rats
#13
Gangappa Kiran, Ummiti J S Prasada Rao, Paramahans V Salimath, Nandini D Chilkunda
Glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) play an important role in lipoprotein metabolism. In liver, it facilitates the uptake of remnants through receptor-independent endocytosis. However, changes in liver GAGs during diet-induced hypercholesterolemia with normal levels of fat feeding are unknown. Present paper highlights the effect of diet-induced hypercholesterolemia with normal levels (5%) of fat on liver GAGs and other associated lipoprotein receptors. Hypercholesterolemia was induced in rats by feeding diet supplemented with 0...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761999/expression-of-chondroitin-4-o-sulfotransferase-in-escherichia-coli-and-pichia-pastoris
#14
Wenqin He, Yuanyuan Zhu, Abhijeet Shirke, Xiaojun Sun, Jian Liu, Richard A Gross, Mattheos A G Koffas, Robert J Linhardt, Ming Li
Chondroitin sulfates are linear sulfated polysaccharides called glycosaminoglycans. They are important nutraceutical and pharmaceutical products that are biosynthesized through the action of chondroitin sulfotransferases on either an unsulfated chondroitin or a dermatan polysaccharide precursor. While the enzymes involved in the biosynthesis of chondroitin sulfates are well known, the cloning end expression of these membrane-bound Golgi enzymes continue to pose challenges. The major chondroitin-4-sulfotransferase, Homo sapiens C4ST-1, had been previously cloned and expressed from mammalian CHO, COS-7, and HEK 293 cells, and its activity was shown to require glycosylation...
July 31, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757565/the-pharmaceutical-device-prisma-%C3%A2-skin-promotes-in-vitro-angiogenesis-through-endothelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-during-skin-wound-healing
#15
Raffaella Belvedere, Valentina Bizzarro, Luca Parente, Francesco Petrella, Antonello Petrella
Glycosaminoglycans are polysaccharides of the extracellular matrix supporting skin wound closure. Mesoglycan is a mixture of glycosaminoglycans such as chondroitin-, dermatan-, heparan-sulfate and heparin and is the main component of Prisma(®) Skin, a pharmaceutical device developed by Mediolanum Farmaceutici S.p.a. Here, we show the in vitro effects of this device in the new vessels formation by endothelial cells, since angiogenesis represents a key moment in wound healing. We found a strong increase of migration and invasion rates of these cells treated with mesoglycan and Prisma(®) Skin which mediate the activation of the pathway triggered by CD44 receptor...
July 25, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743910/characterization-of-a-propionibacterium-acnes-surface-protein-as-a-fibrinogen-binding-protein
#16
Philippe A Grange, Joël Raingeaud, Willy Morelle, Anne-Geneviève Marcelin, Vincent Calvez, Nicolas Dupin
Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes) is a major skin-associated bacterium that was long considered commensal, until several studies revealed it to be an opportunistic pathogen. We investigated the ability of P. acnes surface proteins to recognize ECM proteins and showed that a 58 kDa P. acnes surface protein was specifically recognized by human fibrinogen (hFg). The 58 kDa protein was further characterized by two-dimensional (2-D) electrophoresis and MALDI-ToF as a P. acnes host cell-surface attachment protein, PA25957, recognizing dermatan sulfate (DsA1)...
July 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739506/glycosaminoglycans-from-marine-sources-as-therapeutic-agents
#17
REVIEW
Jesus Valcarcel, Ramon Novoa-Carballal, Ricardo I Pérez-Martín, Rui L Reis, José Antonio Vázquez
Glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) in marine animals are different to those of terrestrial organisms, mainly in terms of molecular weight and sulfation. The therapeutic properties of GAGs are related to their ability to interact with proteins, which is very much influenced by sulfation position and patterns. Since currently GAGs cannot be chemically synthesized, they are sourced from natural products, with high intra- but also inter-species variability, in terms of chain length, disaccharide composition and sulfation pattern...
July 21, 2017: Biotechnology Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723112/surfen-assembled-graphene-oxide-for-fluorescence-turn-on-detection-of-sulfated-glycosaminoglycans-in-biological-matrix
#18
Yen-Ting Wang, Wei-Lung Tseng
Sulfated glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) not only serve as a biomarker for mucopolysaccharidoses disease but also participate in various biological processes, such as blood clot medication (heparin) and signal transduction (heparan sulfate). However, few fluorescent sensors, such as 1,9-dimethylmethylene blue, have been developed for the detection of sulfated GAGs in the real world. Herein, we fabricated a surfen/few-layer graphene oxide (FLGO) nanocomplex for sensing sulfated GAGs in biological fluids. Surfen molecules are self-assembled onto the surface of FLGO through electrostatic attraction, and their fluorescence was then quenched by the creation of the FLGO-surfen complex (static quenching) and partially combined with the energy transfer from surfen to FLGO (dynamic quenching)...
June 23, 2017: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721300/extracellular-matrix-alterations-in-the-peyronie-s-disease
#19
Marcelo Silva Watanabe, Thérèse Rachel Theodoro, Natália Lima Coelho, Aline Mendes, Monica Luzia Pereira Leonel, Ana Maria Mader, Helena Bonciani Nader, Sidney Glina, Maria Aparecida Silva Pinhal
Peyronie's disease is characterized by fibrous plaque formation of the tunica albuginea, causing penile deformity and fertility problems. The aim of the present study was to investigate alterations in the extracellular matrix in Peyronie's disease. The study used tissues collected by surgical procedure from individuals that presented a well-established disease, while control samples were obtained by biopsies of fresh cadavers. Immunohistochemistry analysis followed by digital quantification was performed to evaluate TGF-β, heparanases and metalloproteinases (MMPs)...
July 2017: Journal of Advanced Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698456/combining-nmr-spectroscopy-and-chemometrics-to-monitor-structural-features-of-crude-hep-arin
#20
Lucio Mauri, Maria Marinozzi, Giulia Mazzini, Richard E Kolinski, Michael Karfunkle, David A Keire, Marco Guerrini
Because of the complexity and global nature of the heparin supply chain, the control of heparin quality during manufacturing steps is essential to ensure the safety of the final active pharmaceutical ingredient (API). For this reason, there is a need to develop consistent analytical methods able to assess the quality of heparin early in production (i.e., as the crude heparin before it is purified to API under cGMP conditions). Although a number of analytical techniques have been applied to characterize heparin APIs, few of them have been applied for crude heparin structure and composition analyses...
July 8, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
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