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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922156/soluble-oligomers-require-a-ganglioside-to-trigger-neuronal-calcium-overload
#1
Roberta Cascella, Elisa Evangelisti, Alessandra Bigi, Matteo Becatti, Claudia Fiorillo, Massimo Stefani, Fabrizio Chiti, Cristina Cecchi
An altered distribution of membrane gangliosides (GM), including GM1, has recently been reported in the brains of Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients. Moreover, amyloid-positive synaptosomes obtained from AD brains were found to contain high-density GM1 clusters, suggesting a pathological significance of GM1 increase at presynaptic neuritic terminals in AD. Here, we show that membrane GM1 specifically recruits small soluble oligomers of the 42-residue form of amyloid-β peptide (Aβ42), with intracellular flux of Ca2+ ions in primary rat hippocampal neurons and in human neuroblastoma cells...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911304/sialidases-therapeutic-and-antiatherogenic-potential
#2
Vasily Nikolaevich Sukhorukov, Vasily Petrovich Karagodin, Emile Rustemovich Zakiev, Andrey Vyacheslavovich Grechko, Alexandr Nikolaevich Orekhov
This review focuses on the biological role and clinical relevance of relatively poor studied enzymes known as sialidases. We describe structure and function of sialic acid, in particular as a component of gangliosides and plasma lipoproteins. Several types of sialidases are known in mammals, of which trans-sialidase is of special interest, since it is capable of removing sialic acid from low density lipoprotein (LDL) particles and transferring it to different acceptors in blood plasma. Desialylation of LDL, in turn, endows it a capacity to accumulate in the smooth muscle cells of human aortic intima, and therefore is important for atherogenesis...
June 8, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905402/affinity-capillary-electrophoresis-for-the-assessment-of-binding-affinity-of-carbohydrate-based-cholera-toxin-inhibitors
#3
Oier Aizpurua-Olaizola, Javier Sastre Torano, Aliaksei Pukin, Ou Fu, Geert Jan Boons, Gerhardus J de Jong, Roland J Pieters
Developing tools for the study of protein carbohydrate interactions is an important goal in glycobiology. Cholera toxin inhibition is an interesting target in this context, as its inhibition may help the fight against cholera. For the study of novel ligands an affinity capillary electrophoresis (ACE) method was optimised and applied. The method uses unlabeled cholera toxin B-subunit (CTB) and unlabeled carbohydrate ligands based on ganglioside GM1-oligosaccharides (GM1os). In an optimized method at pH 4, adsorption of the protein to the capillary walls was prevented by a polybrene-dextran sulfate-polybrene (PB-DS-PB) coating...
September 14, 2017: Electrophoresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899916/gd1a-overcomes-inhibition-of-myelination-by-fibronectin-via-activation-of-protein-kinase-a-implications-for-multiple-sclerosis
#4
Jing Qin, Arend H Sikkema, Kristine van der Bij, Jenny C de Jonge, Karin Klappe, Vera Nies, Johan W Jonker, Jan Willem Kok, Dick Hoekstra, Wia Baron
Remyelination failure by oligodendrocytes contributes to the functional impairment that characterizes the demyelinating disease multiple sclerosis (MS). Since incomplete remyelination will irreversibly damage axonal connections, treatments effectively promoting remyelination are pivotal in halting disease progression. Our previous findings suggest that fibronectin aggregates, as an environmental factor, contribute to remyelination failure by perturbing oligodendrocyte progenitor cell (OPC) maturation. Here, we aim at elucidating whether exogenously added gangliosides, i...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898517/characterization-of-the-functional-activity-of-botulinum-neurotoxin-subtype-b6
#5
Tomoko Kohda, Keiji Nakamura, Koji Hosomi, Yasushi Torii, Shunji Kozaki, Masafumi Mukamoto
Clostridium botulinum produces the highly potent neurotoxin, botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT), which is classified into seven serotypes, A-G, and the subtype classification is confirmed by the diversity of the amino acid sequence among the serotypes. The BoNT from the Osaka05 strain is associated with type B infant botulism and has been divided into BoNT/B subtype B6 (BoNT/B6) by phylogenetic analysis and the antigenicity of its C-terminal heavy chain (HC) domain. However, the molecular basis for its properties, including the potency, is poorly understood...
September 12, 2017: Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894900/interaction-between-luteinizing-hormone-releasing-hormone-and-gm1-doped-cholesterol-sphingomyelin-vesicles-a-spectroscopic-study
#6
Zarrin Shahzadi, Chaitali Mukhopadhyay
Understanding the role of neural membrane in translocation and action of neurohormone is of great importance. Luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) is a neuropeptide hormone and it acts as a final signaling molecule by stimulating the synthesis of LH and FSH to maintain reproduction in all vertebrates. The receptors of LHRH are found in breast tumors and pituitary gland in the brain. Moreover, neural plasma membrane is also found to contain specific binding site for LHRH. The mechanism by which LHRH binds to membrane before it binds to the receptors is a very critical step and can have a profound impact upon the translation of peptide across the membrane...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Membrane Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893064/aqueous-raft-synthesis-of-glycopolymers-for-determination-of-saccharide-structure-and-concentration-effects-on-amyloid-%C3%AE-aggregation
#7
Pradipta Kumar Das, Dexter N Dean, April L Fogel, Fei Liu, Brooks A Abel, Charles L McCormick, Eugenia Kharlampieva, Vijayaraghavan Rangachari, Sarah E Morgan
GM1 ganglioside is known to promote amyloid-β (Aβ) peptide aggregation in Alzheimer's disease. The roles of the individual saccharides and their distribution in this process are not understood. Acrylamide-based glycomonomers with either β-D-glucose or β-D-galactose pendant groups were synthesized to mimic the stereochemistry of saccharides present in GM1 and characterized via 1H NMR and electrospray ionization mass spectrometry. Glycopolymers of different molecular weights were synthesized by aqueous reversible addition fragmentation chain transfer (aRAFT) polymerization and characterized by NMR and GPC...
September 11, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882894/zinc-oxide-nanoparticles-provide-anti-cholera-activity-by-disrupting-the-interaction-of-cholera-toxin-with-the-human-gm1-receptor
#8
Shamila Sarwar, Asif Ali, Mahadeb Pal, Pinak Chakrabarti
Vibrio cholerae causes cholera and is the leading cause of diarrhea in the developing countries, highlighting the need for the development of new treatment strategies to combat this disease agent. While exploring the possibility of using zinc oxide (ZnO) nanoparticles (NPs) in cholera treatment, we previously found that ZnO NPs reduce fluid accumulation in mouse ileum induced by the cholera toxin (CT) protein. To uncover the mechanism of action of ZnO NPs on CT activity, here we used classical (O395) and El Tor (C6706) V...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879885/anti-ganglioside-antibodies-profile-in-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome-correlation-with-clinical-features-electrophysiological-pattern-and-outcome
#9
G Sivaram Naik, A Kanikannan Meena, B Ashok Kumar Reddy, Rukmini K Mridula, Shaik A Jabeen, Rupam Borgohain
BACKGROUND: Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) and its subtypes are associated with distinct anti-ganglioside antibodies. Hence, we aimed to determine the frequency of anti-ganglioside antibodies and its correlation with clinical features, electrophysiological patterns, and outcome in patients with GBS. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The data regarding clinical features, electrophysiological patterns, and outcome at 6 months were collected and analyzed from the case records of patients diagnosed with GBS during 2008-2013 at a tertiary care hospital in south India...
September 2017: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879879/enigmas-in-immunobiology-of-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome-ganglioside-antibodies-and-beyond
#10
Madhu Nagappa, Monojit Debnath, Arun B Taly
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865931/age-associated-alterations-in-the-levels-of-cytotoxic-lipid-molecular-species-and-oxidative-stress-in-the-murine-thymus-are-reduced-by-growth-hormone-treatment
#11
Valeria de Mello-Coelho, Roy G Cutler, Allyson Bunbury, Anita Tammara, Mark P Mattson, Dennis D Taub
During age-associated thymic involution, thymocytes decrease and lipid-laden cells accumulate. However, if and how aging affects the thymic lipid profile is not well understood, nor is it known if the hormonal milieu modifies this process. Here we demonstrate a correlation between reduced thymocyte numbers and markers of inflammation and oxidative stress with age. Evaluating the lipidomics profile of the whole thymus, between the ages of 4 (young) and 18 months (old), we found increased amounts of triacylglycerides, free cholesterol, cholesterol ester and 4-hydroxynonenal (4-HNE) with age...
August 30, 2017: Mechanisms of Ageing and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857301/ouabain-attenuates-the-oxidative-stress-induced-by-lipopolysaccharides-in-the-cerebellum-of-rats
#12
Israel José Pereira Garcia, Paula Fernanda Kinoshita, Italo de Oliveira Braga, Gabriela Machado Parreira, Julio Alberto Mignaco, Cristoforo Scavone, Leandro Augusto Barbosa, Hérica de Lima Santos
Our study aimed to analyze the effect of ouabain administration on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced changes in oxidative parameters, membrane lipid composition, and the activities of some important enzymes of the nervous system. The content of phospholipids, cholesterol and gangliosides were analyzed in Wistar rats after intraperitoneal injection of ouabain(1.8 µg/kg), LPS(200 µg/kg) or saline. Oxidative parameters were also evaluated, including the activities of superoxide dismutase, catalase and glutathione peroxidase, the levels of glutathione and lipid peroxidation, as well as Na,K-ATPase activity and the level of glutamate transporter EAAT4...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852131/raman-spectroscopy-uncovers-biochemical-tissue-related-features-of-extracellular-vesicles-from-mesenchymal-stromal-cells
#13
Alice Gualerzi, Stefania Niada, Chiara Giannasi, Silvia Picciolini, Carlo Morasso, Renzo Vanna, Valeria Rossella, Massimo Masserini, Marzia Bedoni, Fabio Ciceri, Maria Ester Bernardo, Anna Teresa Brini, Furio Gramatica
Extracellular vesicles (EVs) from mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC) are emerging as valuable therapeutic agents for tissue regeneration and immunomodulation, but their clinical applications have so far been limited by the technical restraints of current isolation and characterisation procedures. This study shows for the first time the successful application of Raman spectroscopy as label-free, sensitive and reproducible means of carrying out the routine bulk characterisation of MSC-derived vesicles before their use in vitro or in vivo, thus promoting the translation of EV research to clinical practice...
August 29, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844489/analysis-of-lipid-raft-molecules-in-the-living-brain-slices
#14
Norihiro Kotani, Takanari Nakano, Yui Ida, Rina Ito, Miki Hashizume, Arisa Yamaguchi, Makoto Seo, Tomoyuki Araki, Yasushi Hojo, Koichi Honke, Takayuki Murakoshi
Neuronal plasma membrane has been thought to retain a lot of lipid raft components which play important roles in the neural function. Although the biochemical analyses of lipid raft using brain tissues have been extensively carried out in the past 20 years, many of their experimental conditions do not coincide with those of standard neuroscience researches such as neurophysiology and neuropharmacology. Hence, the physiological methods for lipid raft analysis that can be compatible with general neuroscience have been required...
August 24, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838234/structural-characterization-of-intact-glycoconjugates-by-tandem-mass-spectrometry-using-electron-induced-dissociation
#15
Y L Elaine Wong, Xiangfeng Chen, Ri Wu, Y L Winnie Hung, T-W Dominic Chan
Characterizing the structures of glycoconjungates is important because of glycan heterogeneity and structural complexity of aglycon. The presence of relatively weak glycosidic linkages leads to preferential cleavages that limit the acquisition of structural information under typical mass spectrometry dissociation conditions, such as collision-induced dissociation (CID) and infrared multiphoton dissociation. In this paper, we explored the dissociation behaviors of different members of glycoconjugates, including glycopeptides, glycoalkaloids, and glycolipids, under electron-induced dissociation (EID) conditions...
September 7, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833537/gm2-gangliosidosis-in-shiba-inu-dogs-with-an-in-frame-deletion-in-hexb
#16
A Kolicheski, G S Johnson, N A Villani, D P O'Brien, T Mhlanga-Mutangadura, D A Wenger, K Mikoloski, J S Eagleson, J F Taylor, R D Schnabel, M L Katz
Consistent with a tentative diagnosis of neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis (NCL), autofluorescent cytoplasmic storage bodies were found in neurons from the brains of 2 related Shiba Inu dogs with a young-adult onset, progressive neurodegenerative disease. Unexpectedly, no potentially causal NCL-related variants were identified in a whole-genome sequence generated with DNA from 1 of the affected dogs. Instead, the whole-genome sequence contained a homozygous 3 base pair (bp) deletion in a coding region of HEXB...
September 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832625/adjuvant-treatment-with-monosialoganglioside-may-improve-neurological-outcomes-in-neonatal-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#17
Lei Sheng, Zhaohui Li
BACKGROUND: Ganglioside has a neuroprotective role in neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). This study aimed to evaluate the neurological outcomes of monosialoganglioside as adjuvant treatment for neonatal HIE by conducting a meta-analysis. METHODS: A comprehensive literature search was made in the Pubmed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, Wanfang, CNKI, VIP databases through October 2016. Randomized controlled trials comparing monosialoganglioside with the usual treatment for newborns having HIE deemed eligible...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815213/identification-of-rab18-as-an-essential-host-factor-for-bk-polyomavirus-infection-using-a-whole-genome-rna-interference-screen
#18
Linbo Zhao, Michael J Imperiale
BK polyomavirus (BKPyV) is a human pathogen first isolated in 1971. BKPyV infection is ubiquitous in the human population, with over 80% of adults worldwide being seropositive for BKPyV. BKPyV infection is usually asymptomatic; however, BKPyV reactivation in immunosuppressed transplant patients causes two diseases, polyomavirus-associated nephropathy and hemorrhagic cystitis. To establish a successful infection in host cells, BKPyV must travel in retrograde transport vesicles to reach the nucleus. To make this happen, BKPyV requires the cooperation of host cell proteins...
July 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813678/therapeutic-antibodies-to-ganglioside-gd2-evolved-from-highly-selective-germline-antibodies
#19
Eric Sterner, Megan L Peach, Marc C Nicklaus, Jeffrey C Gildersleeve
Antibodies play a crucial role in host defense and are indispensable research tools, diagnostics, and therapeutics. Antibody generation involves binding of genomically encoded germline antibodies followed by somatic hypermutation and in vivo selection to obtain antibodies with high affinity and selectivity. Understanding this process is critical for developing monoclonal antibodies, designing effective vaccines, and understanding autoantibody formation. Prior studies have found that antibodies to haptens, peptides, and proteins evolve from polyspecific germline antibodies...
August 15, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810241/molecular-epidemiology-of-charcot-marie-tooth-disease-in-northern-ostrobothnia-finland-a-population-based-study
#20
Maria Marttila, Laura Kytövuori, Seppo Helisalmi, Mika Kallio, Marjo Laitinen, Mikko Hiltunen, Mikko Kärppä, Kari Majamaa
BACKGROUND: Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease is the most common hereditary neuromuscular disorder with a population prevalence of 9.7-82.3/100,000. In this study, we have estimated the prevalence of CMT and its subtypes in Finland and examined the frequency of molecular etiologies. METHODS: A population-based survey included adult patients with peripheral neuropathy from the province of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Secondary causes of peripheral polyneuropathy were excluded and patients with clinical and neurophysiological features pertinent with CMT were included...
August 16, 2017: Neuroepidemiology
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