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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708269/heme-oxygenase-database-hemeoxdb-and-qsar-analysis-of-isoform-1-inhibitors
#1
Emanuele Amata, Agostino Marrazzo, Maria Dichiara, Maria N Modica, Loredana Salerno, Orazio Prezzavento, Giovanni Nastasi, Antonio Rescifina, Giuseppe Romeo, Valeria Pittalà
Due to the increasing interest in the field of heme oxygenases (HOs), we have built a ligand database named HemeOxDB that includes the entire set of known HO-1 and HO-2 inhibitors, resulting in more than 400 compounds. The HemeOxDB is available online at http://www.researchdsf.unict.it/hemeoxdb/, and having a robust search engine allows the end-users to build complex queries, sort tabulated results, generate color coded 2D (two dimension) and 3D (three dimension) graphs, and is will grow to be a tool for the design of potent and selective HO-1 or HO-2 inhibitors...
July 14, 2017: ChemMedChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581768/spin-ice-thin-film-surface-ordering-emergent-square-ice-and-strain-effects
#2
L D C Jaubert, T Lin, T S Opel, P C W Holdsworth, M J P Gingras
Motivated by recent realizations of Dy_{2}Ti_{2}O_{7} and Ho_{2}Ti_{2}O_{7} spin ice thin films, and more generally by the physics of confined gauge fields, we study a model spin ice thin film with surfaces perpendicular to the [001] cubic axis. The resulting open boundaries make half of the bonds on the interfaces inequivalent. By tuning the strength of these inequivalent "orphan" bonds, dipolar interactions induce a surface ordering equivalent to a two-dimensional crystallization of magnetic surface charges...
May 19, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494251/nitric-oxide-releasing-derivatives-of-brefeldin-a-as-potent-and-highly-selective-anticancer-agents
#3
Kangtao Tian, Fanxing Xu, Xiang Gao, Tong Han, Jia Li, Huaqi Pan, Linghe Zang, Dahong Li, Zhanlin Li, Takahiro Uchita, Ming Gao, Huiming Hua
A series of NO-donating mono- or diester derivatives of brefeldin A were designed, synthesized and biologically evaluated. Some derivatives exhibited potent antiproliferative activity with low IC50 values. The most potent NO-donating hybrid 13b exhibited stronger cytotoxicity against human prostate cancer PC-3 cells, human colon carcinoma HT-29 cells and human liver cancer HepG-2 cells than BFA with IC50 values of 25 nM, 160 nM and 180 nM, respectively. More importantly, compound 13b showed good selectivity between human normal and tumor liver cells with selectivity index of 33...
May 5, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480030/drug-enhanced-carbon-monoxide-production-from-heme-by-cytochrome-p450-reductase
#4
Dragic Vukomanovic, Mona N Rahman, Zongchao Jia, Kanji Nakatsu
Carbon monoxide (CO) formed endogenously is considered to be cytoprotective, and the vast majority of CO formation is attributed to the degradation of heme by heme oxygenases-1 and -2 (HO-1, HO-2). Previously, we observed that brain microsomes containing HO-2 produced many-fold more CO in the presence of menadione and its congeners; herein we explored these observations further. We determined the effects of various drugs on CO production of rat brain microsomes and recombinant human cytochrome P450 reductase (CPR); CO was measured by gas chromatography with reductive detection...
January 2017: Medical Gas Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458133/scutellarin-derivatives-as-apoptosis-inducers-design-synthesis-and-biological-evaluation
#5
Tong Han, Jia Li, Jingjing Xue, He Li, Fanxing Xu, Keguang Cheng, Dahong Li, Zhanlin Li, Ming Gao, Huiming Hua
To explore novel antitumor agents with high efficiency and low toxicity, a series of NO-donating scutellarin derivatives (14-17) were synthesized and the antiproliferative activities against MCF-7, HCT-116, PC-3 and HepG2 cancer cell lines were assessed. Among them, compound 14b was the strongest with IC50 values of 2.96 μM, 7.25 μM, 0.09 μM and 0.50 μM, respectively, and displayed low toxicity against normal human liver L-O2 cells with an IC50 of 47.96 μM, showing good selectivity between normal and malignant liver cells...
April 21, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432629/aquatic-photolysis-of-hydroxylated-polybromodiphenyl-ethers-under-direct-uv-irradiation-a-case-study-of-2-ho-bde-68
#6
Bentuo Xu, Minghong Wu, Chenyuan Pan, Yan Sun, Debao Yuan, Liang Tang, Gang Xu
Hydroxylated polyhalodiphenyl ethers (HO-PXDEs) have attracted considerable scientific interest as examples of emerging aquatic pollutants. However, a comprehensive assessment of disposal methods for this particular pollutant was seldom investigated. This study examined the UV light degradation of HO-PXDEs, using 2'-HO-2, 3', 4, 5'-tetrabromodiphenyl ether (2'-HO-BDE-68) as a case study. The results showed that UV light was superior to visible light and electron beam irradiation for producing a high degradation rate of 2'-HO-BDE-68...
April 21, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426044/lanthanide-coordination-complexes-framed-by-sodium-ions-slow-relaxation-of-the-magnetization-in-the-dy-iii-derivative
#7
Andreas Konstantatos, Mikkel A Sørensen, Jesper Bendix, Høgni Weihe
Using a new polydentate Schiff-base ligand (H3L) we isolated three new tetranuclear isostructural lanthanide complexes with the general formula [LnNa2(L)4(DMF)4(H2O)2(AcO)2]·4DMF·2H2O [Ln = Dy (1), Ho (2), or Er (3)]. The structural characterization of the complexes reveals that the Na(+) ions are coordinated in the structure which gives them a structure-directing role in the molecule. The magnetic behavior of the systems was investigated by means of SQUID magnetometry which revealed that complex 1 exhibits single molecule magnet behavior at low temperatures which is enhanced by the application of a 2000 Oe static magnetic field...
May 9, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213042/gene-duplication-conservation-and-divergence-of-heme-oxygenase-2-genes-in-blunt-snout-bream-megalobrama-amblycephala-and-their-responses-to-hypoxia
#8
Xue-Li Zhang, Yi-Wen Sun, Jie Chen, Xia-Yun Jiang, Shu-Ming Zou
Heme oxygenase (HO) that catalyzes the degradation of heme, is involved in responding and using oxygen in teleost fish. Physiologic heme degradation can be catalyzed by two isozymes of HO (HO-1 and HO-2). In fish, the molecular constructions, expression characteristics and hypoxic regulation of HO-2 are still not well known. Here, we report the isolation and characterization of duplicated HO-2 genes in blunt snout bream, a hypoxia sensitive fish species. Blunt snout bream HO-2a and -2b genes shared a relatively low sequence identity of 67%...
April 30, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182947/ho-2-pockets-myristoylated-gag
#9
Marilyn D Resh
Membrane binding of viral and cellular N-myristoylated proteins can be regulated by selectively sequestering myristate. In this issue of Cell Host & Microbe, Zhu et al. (2017) report on a myristate binding site within the cellular protein heme oxygenase-2 that acts as a trap to inhibit N-myristoylated protein function.
February 8, 2017: Cell Host & Microbe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152789/does-oncology-patient-reported-healthcare-experience-vary-by-site-of-care-soc
#10
Adrianne Waldman Casebeer, Sari Hopson, Joseph Dye, Zhuliang Tao, Andrew M Howe, Stephen Stemkowski, Jeffrey Patton, Art Small, Anthony Masaquel
71 Background: Patients with cancer are increasingly receiving chemotherapy infusions in a hospital outpatient (HO) as compared to the physician practice setting (PO). Previous research has focused on SOC differences in economic measures, such as healthcare costs, in commercially insured populations. This study investigates SOC differences in patients' reported healthcare experience for a mostly Medicare population. METHODS: A convenience sample of 2,604 Humana members with cancer of the breast, lung, colon/rectum or NHL/CLL and treated in 2014 received a survey by mail to capture patient reported healthcare experiences...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132836/heme-oxygenase-2-binds-myristate-to-regulate-retrovirus-assembly-and-tlr4-signaling
#11
Yiping Zhu, Shukun Luo, Yosef Sabo, Cheng Wang, Liang Tong, Stephen P Goff
N-myristoylation is the covalent attachment of myristic acid to the N terminus of proteins in eukaryotic cells. The matrix domain (MA) of HIV-1 Gag protein is N-myristoylated and plays an important role in virus budding. In screening for host factors that interact with HIV-1 MA, we found that heme oxygenase (HO-2) specifically binds the myristate moiety of Gag. HO-2 was also found to bind TRAM, an adaptor protein for Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4), and thereby impact both virus replication and cellular inflammatory responses...
February 8, 2017: Cell Host & Microbe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127593/the-ferromagnetic-ln2co6-heterometallic-complexes
#12
Xiao-Qing Zhao, Jin Wang, Dong-Xu Bao, Shuo Xiang, Ya-Jun Liu, Yun-Chun Li
Four 3d-4f heterometallic complexes with the formula, {[Ln2Co6(OH)4(L1)6(L2)8(CH3CN)2]·nCH2Cl2} (Ln = Dy (1), n = 0.5; Ho (2), n = 1; Gd (3), n = 1; Y (4), n = 1; HL1 = 6-chloro-2-pyridinol, HL2 = pivalic acid), were synthesized. Single-crystal X-ray diffraction analyses revealed that complexes 1-4 consisted of a [Ln2Co6] core, featuring a Ln-Ln edge-sharing double-trigonal-bipyramid configuration. The magnetic susceptibilities revealed ferromagnetic coupling within complexes 1 and 2, and complex 1 displayed slow relaxation of magnetization...
January 27, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115703/complementary-roles-of-gasotransmitters-co-and-h2s-in-sleep-apnea
#13
Ying-Jie Peng, Xiuli Zhang, Anna Gridina, Irina Chupikova, David L McCormick, Robert J Thomas, Thomas E Scammell, Gene Kim, Chirag Vasavda, Jayasri Nanduri, Ganesh K Kumar, Gregg L Semenza, Solomon H Snyder, Nanduri R Prabhakar
Sleep apnea, which is the periodic cessation of breathing during sleep, is a major health problem affecting over 10 million people in the United States and is associated with several sequelae, including hypertension and stroke. Clinical studies suggest that abnormal carotid body (CB) activity may be a driver of sleep apnea. Because gaseous molecules are important determinants of CB activity, aberrations in their signaling could lead to sleep apnea. Here, we report that mice deficient in heme oxygenase-2 (HO-2), which generates the gaseous molecule carbon monoxide (CO), exhibit sleep apnea characterized by high apnea and hypopnea indices during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep...
February 7, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088559/increased-expression-of-carbon-monoxide-producing-enzymes-in-the-mpoa-after-sexual-experience-in-male-rats
#14
Christopher L Robison, Jenna A McHenry, Elaine M Hull
The hypothalamus contains numerous nuclei involved in the regulation of reproductive, stress, circadian, and homeostatic behaviors, with many of these nuclei concentrated within the preoptic and anterior regions. The gaseous neurotransmitter, nitric oxide (NO), has already been shown to have an important regulatory role within the medial preoptic area (MPOA) of the anterior hypothalamus, where it facilitates sexual behaviors. However, little is known about the role of other gaseous neurotransmitters in this area...
January 12, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984168/the-protective-mechanism-of-docosahexaenoic-acid-in-mouse-model-of-parkinson-the-role-of-hemeoxygenase
#15
Ayse Ozkan, Hande Parlak, Gamze Tanriover, Sayra Dilmac, Seher Nasircilar Ulker, Llknur Birsen, Aysel Agar
Parkinson's disease (PD) is characterized by degeneration of the dopaminergic neurons in substantia nigra (SN). Its major clinical symptoms are tremor, rigidity, bradykinesia and postural instability. Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is an essential fatty acid for neural functions that resides within the neural membrane. A decline in fatty acid concentration is observed in case of neurodegenerative diseases such as PD. The present study aimed to explore the role of the heme oxygenase (HO) enzyme in protective effects of DHA administration in an experimental model of PD by using the neurotoxin 1-Methly-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP)...
October 27, 2016: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976590/highly-oxidized-second-generation-products-from-the-gas-phase-reaction-of-oh-radicals-with-isoprene
#16
Torsten Berndt, Hartmut Herrmann, Mikko Sipilä, Markku Kulmala
The gas-phase reaction of OH radicals with isoprene has been investigated in an atmospheric pressure flow tube at 293 ± 0.5 K with special attention to the second-generation products. Reaction conditions were optimized to achieve a predominant reaction of RO2 radicals with HO2 radicals. Chemical ionization-atmospheric pressure interface-time-of-flight mass spectrometry served as the analytical technique in order to follow the formation of RO2 radicals and closed-shell products containing at least four O atoms in the molecule...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826418/cysteine-independent-activation-inhibition-of-heme-oxygenase-2
#17
Dragic Vukomanovic, Mona N Rahman, Mahin D Maines, Terence Rs Ozolinš, Walter A Szarek, Zongchao Jia, Kanji Nakatsu
Reactive thiols of cysteine (cys) residues in proteins play a key role in transforming chemical reactivity into a biological response. The heme oxygenase-2 (HO-2) isozyme contains two cys residues that have been implicated in binding of heme and also the regulation of its activity. In this paper, we address the question of a role for cys residues for the HO-2 inhibitors or activators designed in our laboratory. We tested the activity of full length recombinant human heme oxygenase-2 (FL-hHO-2) and its analog in which cys265 and cys282 were both replaced by alanine to determine the effect on activation by menadione (MD) and inhibition by QC-2350...
March 2016: Medical Gas Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825819/interaction-between-endogenous-carbon-monoxide-and-hydrogen-sulfide-in-the-mechanism-of-gastroprotection-against-acute-aspirin-induced-gastric-damage
#18
Marcin Magierowski, Katarzyna Magierowska, Magdalena Hubalewska-Mazgaj, Juliusz Adamski, Dominik Bakalarz, Zbigniew Sliwowski, Robert Pajdo, Slawomir Kwiecien, Tomasz Brzozowski
Acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) is mainly recognized as painkiller or anti-inflammatory drug. However, ASA causes serious side effects towards gastrointestinal (GI) tract which limits its usefulness. Carbon monoxide (CO) and hydrogen sulfide (H2S) have been described to act as important endogenous messengers and mediators of gastroprotection but whether they can interact in gastroprotection against acute ASA-induced gastric damage remains unknown. In this study male Wistar rats were pretreated with 1) vehicle (saline, i...
December 2016: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27662030/non-exchanging-hydroxyl-groups-on-the-surface-of-cellulose-fibrils-the-role-of-interaction-with-water
#19
Erik L Lindh, Malin Bergenstråhle-Wohlert, Camilla Terenzi, Lennart Salmén, István Furó
The interaction of water with cellulose stages many unresolved questions. Here (2)H MAS NMR and IR spectra recorded under carefully selected conditions in (1)H-(2)H exchanged, and re-exchanged, cellulose samples are presented. It is shown here, by a quantitative and robust approach, that only two of the three available hydroxyl groups on the surface of cellulose fibrils are exchanging their hydrogen with the surrounding water molecules. This finding is additionally verified and explained by MD simulations which demonstrate that the (1)HO(2) and (1)HO(6) hydroxyl groups of the constituting glucose units act as hydrogen-bond donors to water, while the (1)HO(3) groups behave exclusively as hydrogen-bond acceptors from water and donate hydrogen to their intra-chain neighbors O(5)...
November 3, 2016: Carbohydrate Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27565814/cystathionine-%C3%AE-synthase-and-pgrmc1-as-co-sensors
#20
Yasuaki Kabe, Takehiro Yamamoto, Mayumi Kajimura, Yuki Sugiura, Ikko Koike, Mitsuyo Ohmura, Takashi Nakamura, Yasuhito Tokumoto, Hitoshi Tsugawa, Hiroshi Handa, Takuya Kobayashi, Makoto Suematsu
Heme oxygenase (HO) is a mono-oxygenase utilizing heme and molecular oxygen (O2) as substrates to generate biliverdin-IXα and carbon monoxide (CO). HO-1 is inducible under stress conditions, while HO-2 is constitutive. A balance between heme and CO was shown to regulate cell death and survival in many experimental models. However, direct molecular targets to which CO binds to regulate cellular functions remained to be fully examined. We have revealed novel roles of CO-responsive proteins, cystathionine β-synthase (CBS) and progesterone receptor membrane component 1 (PGRMC1), in regulating cellular functions...
August 24, 2016: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
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