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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215299/zinc-interactions-with-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-and-related-peptide-fragments
#1
A Travaglia, D La Mendola
Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is a neurotrophin essential for neuronal development and survival, synaptic plasticity, and cognitive function. Dysregulation of BDNF signaling is involved in several neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer's disease. Alteration of metal ion homeostasis is observed both in normal aging and in many neurodegenerative diseases. Interestingly, there is a significant overlap between brain areas characterized by metal ion dyshomeostasis and those where BDNF exerts its biological activity...
2017: Vitamins and Hormones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209778/role-for-dithiolopyrrolones-in-disrupting-bacterial-metal-homeostasis
#2
Andrew N Chan, Anthony L Shiver, Walter J Wever, Sayyeda Zeenat A Razvi, Matthew F Traxler, Bo Li
Natural products harbor unique and complex structures that provide valuable antibiotic scaffolds. With an increase in antibiotic resistance, natural products once again hold promise for new antimicrobial therapies, especially those with unique scaffolds that have been overlooked due to a lack of understanding of how they function. Dithiolopyrrolones (DTPs) are an underexplored class of disulfide-containing natural products, which exhibit potent antimicrobial activities against multidrug-resistant pathogens...
February 16, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199213/the-zinc-sensing-receptor-znr-gpr39-in-health-and-disease
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Laxmi Sunuwar, David Gilad, Michal Hershfinkel
While zinc has had a well-established structural role for many years, it is only during the last two decades that its role as a signaling molecule has been recognized. Ionic zinc, Zn(2+), that is endogenously released during physiological activity acts as a first messenger, triggering the activity of a distinct Zn(2+)-sensing-receptor, ZnR. The ZnR is a member of the Gq-coupled receptor family, and the molecular moiety mediating its activity is GPR39. In this review, we will discuss the role of the ZnR/GPR39 in mediating Zn(2+)-dependent signaling in epithelial tissues and in neurons, where Zn(2+) homeostasis plays physiological as well as pathological roles...
March 1, 2017: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199205/the-mucolipin-1-trpml1-ion-channel-transmembrane-163-tmem163-protein-and-lysosomal-zinc-handling
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Math P Cuajungco, Kirill Kiselyov
Lysosomes are emerging as important players in cellular zinc ion (Zn(2+)) homeostasis. The series of work on Zn2+ accumulation in the neuronal lysosomes and the mounting evidence on the role of lysosomal Zn(2+) in cell death during mammary gland involution set a biological precedent for the central role of the lysosomes in cellular Zn(2+) handling. Such a role appears to involve cytoprotection on the one hand, and cell death on the other. The recent series of work began to identify the molecular determinants of the lysosomal Zn(2+) handling...
March 1, 2017: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197076/structure-and-synaptic-function-of-metal-binding-to-the-amyloid-precursor-protein-and-its-proteolytic-fragments
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Klemens Wild, Alexander August, Claus U Pietrzik, Stefan Kins
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is ultimately linked to the amyloid precursor protein (APP). However, current research reveals an important synaptic function of APP and APP-like proteins (APLP1 and 2). In this context various neurotrophic and neuroprotective functions have been reported for the APP proteolytic fragments sAPPα, sAPPβ and the monomeric amyloid-beta peptide (Aβ). APP is a metalloprotein and binds copper and zinc ions. Synaptic activity correlates with a release of these ions into the synaptic cleft and dysregulation of their homeostasis is linked to different neurodegenerative diseases...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196538/functional-studies-of-drosophila-zinc-transporters-reveal-the-mechanism-for-zinc-excretion-in-malpighian-tubules
#6
Sai Yin, Qiuhong Qin, Bing Zhou
BACKGROUND: Zinc is an essential metal involved in many physiological processes. Previous work has identified a set of zinc transporters involved in Drosophila dietary zinc absorption. However, zinc excretion and reabsorption, the other two important processes to maintain zinc homeostasis, are not as well understood. In this work, we screened all the potential zinc transporter Zip (SLC39) and ZnT (SLC30) members for their likely roles in zinc excretion in Malpighian tubules, an insect organ functionally analogous to mammalian kidneys...
February 14, 2017: BMC Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195154/zinc-finger-protein-zpr9-functions-as-an-activator-of-ampk-related-serine-threonine-kinase-mpk38-melk-involved-in-ask1-tgf-%C3%AE-p53-signaling-pathways
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Hyun-A Seong, Ravi Manoharan, Hyunjung Ha
Murine protein serine-threonine kinase 38 (MPK38), an AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK)-related kinase, has been implicated in the induction of apoptosis signal-regulating kinase 1 (ASK1)-, transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β)-, and p53-mediated activity involved in metabolic homeostasis. Here, zinc finger protein ZPR9 was found to be an activator of MPK38. The association of MPK38 and ZPR9 was mediated by cysteine residues present in each of these two proteins, Cys(269) and Cys(286) of MPK38 and Cys(305) and Cys(308) of ZPR9...
February 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194465/unravelling-the-role-of-protein-kinase-ck2-in-metal-toxicity-using-gene-deletion-mutants
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Adam J Johnson, Mohammad S Zaman, Filip Veljanoski, Alex A Phrakaysone, Suhua Li, Patrick J O'Doherty, Gayani Petersingham, Gabriel G Perrone, Mark P Molloy, Ming J Wu
Metal ions, biologically essential or toxic, are present in the surrounding environment of living organisms. Understanding their uptake, homeostasis or detoxification is critical in cell biology and human health. In this study, we investigated the role of protein kinase CK2 in metal toxicity using gene deletion strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae against a panel of six metal ions. The deletion of CKA2, the yeast orthologue of mammalian CK2α', leads to a pronounced resistant phenotype against Zn(2+) and Al(3+), whilst the deletion of CKB1 or CKB2 results in tolerance to Cr(6+) and As(3+)...
February 14, 2017: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193585/the-filter-feeder-dreissena-polymorpha-affects-nutrient-silicon-and-metal-loid-mobilization-from-freshwater-sediments
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Jörg Schaller, Britta Planer-Friedrich
Organic sediments in aquatic ecosystems are well known sinks for nutrients, silicon, and metal(loid)s. Organic matter-consuming organisms like invertebrate shredders, grazers, and bioturbators significantly affect element fixation or remobilization by changing redox conditions or binding properties of organic sediments. Little is known about the effect of filter feeders, like the zebra mussel Dreissena polymorpha, an invasive organism in North American and European freshwater ecosystems. A laboratory batch experiment exposing D...
February 7, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190893/metalloneurochemistry-and-the-pierian-spring-shallow-draughts-intoxicate-the-brain
#10
Jacob M Goldberg, Andrei Loas, Stephen J Lippard
Metal ions perform critical and diverse functions in nervous system physiology and pathology. The field of metalloneurochemistry aims to understand the mechanistic bases for these varied roles at the molecular level. Here, we review several areas of research that illustrate progress toward achieving this ambitious goal and identify key challenges for the future. We examine the use of lithium as a mood stabilizer, the roles of mobile zinc and copper in the synapse, the interplay of nitric oxide and metals in retrograde signaling, and the regulation of iron homeostasis in the brain...
October 2016: Israel Journal of Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178198/zinc-transporter-3-znt3-in-the-enteric-nervous-system-of-the-porcine-ileum-in-physiological-conditions-and-during-experimental-inflammation
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Sławomir Gonkowski, Maciej Rowniak, Joanna Wojtkiewicz
Zinc transporter 3 (ZnT3) is a member of the solute-linked carrier 30 (SLC 30) zinc transporter family. It is closely linked to the nervous system, where it takes part in the transport of zinc ions from the cytoplasm to the synaptic vesicles. ZnT3 has also been observed in the enteric nervous system (ENS), but its reactions in response to pathological factors remain unknown. This study, based on the triple immunofluorescence technique, describes changes in ZnT3-like immunoreactive (ZnT3-LI) enteric neurons in the porcine ileum, caused by chemically-induced inflammation...
February 7, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176446/generation-and-characterization-of-mice-for-conditional-inactivation-of-zeb1
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Simone Brabletz, María Lasierra Losada, Otto Schmalhofer, Julia Mitschke, Angela Krebs, Thomas Brabletz, Marc P Stemmler
The multi-zinc finger containing transcription factor ZEB1 plays crucial roles during various aspects of mammalian development and tumorigenesis. Best studied in human tumors, ZEB1 is activating the embryo-derived program of epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT). The aberrant activation of EMT confers an invasive metastasizing phenotype with acquisition of stem cell properties and resistance to radio- and chemotherapy. Although ZEB1 has very important functions in tumor progression, not much is known about its role in physiological contexts and during development and homeostasis...
February 8, 2017: Genesis: the Journal of Genetics and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169244/expression-of-metallothionein-in-dimethylhydrazine-induced-colonic-precancerous-and-cancerous-model-in-rat
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Pamela Christudoss, Geeta Chacko, Ratnasamy Selvakumar, Jude Joseph Fleming, Srinivasan Pugazhendhi, George Mathew
AIM: Metallothionein (MT) is a small protein with a high affinity for divalent heavy metals and has a function in zinc homeostasis. The purpose of this study was to assess the MT mRNA gene expression as well as the MT protein content by immunohistochemistry and radioimmunoassay (RIA) in 1,2-dimethylhydrazine (DMH)-induced precancerous and cancerous colonic tissue in rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Six-week-old rats were given subcutaneous injections of DMH twice a week for 3 months and sacrificed at 4 months (precancerous model) and 6 months (cancerous model)...
October 2016: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165362/relationship-between-selected-serum-metallic-elements-and-obesity-in-children-and-adolescent-in-the-u-s
#14
Yun Fan, Chunlan Zhang, Jin Bu
The prevalence of obesity has increased at an alarming rate worldwide. Metallic elements are involved in the pathogenesis of obesity and related diseases. To date, whether environmental exposure to metallic elements has effects on obesity in children and adolescents is still unclear. The aim of the current study was to investigate the association of blood metallic elements with obesity in U.S. children and adolescents. This cross-sectional study was performed with 5404 children and adolescents (6-19 years, 2745 males and 2659 females) who participated in the US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2011-2014...
February 3, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160242/serum-zinc-and-adiponectin-levels-in-patients-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-adjusted-for-anthropometric-biochemical-dietary-intake-and-physical-activity-measures
#15
Sahar Mazloomi, Narges Alizadeh, Majid Aminzare, Soudabeh Niroomand, Seyedeh Neda Mousavi
Previous studies have shown that serum zinc and adiponectin levels are associated with insulin resistance in the polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) patients. But there is no study to evaluate serum zinc and adiponectin levels as predictor markers of PCOS, adjusted for anthropometric, biochemical, dietary intake, and physical activity measures. Ninety-one new PCOS cases (based on the Rotterdam criteria) and 85 healthy control women participated and individually matched based on age. Food intake of all participants obtained by the food frequency and physical activity level was assessed by the International Physical Activity Questionnaires...
February 3, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155655/between-species-differences-in-gene-copy-number-are-enriched-among-functions-critical-for-adaptive-evolution-in-arabidopsis-halleri
#16
Vasantika Suryawanshi, Ina N Talke, Michael Weber, Roland Eils, Benedikt Brors, Stephan Clemens, Ute Krämer
BACKGROUND: Gene copy number divergence between species is a form of genetic polymorphism that contributes significantly to both genome size and phenotypic variation. In plants, copy number expansions of single genes were implicated in cultivar- or species-specific tolerance of high levels of soil boron, aluminium or calamine-type heavy metals, respectively. Arabidopsis halleri is a zinc- and cadmium-hyperaccumulating extremophile species capable of growing on heavy-metal contaminated, toxic soils...
December 22, 2016: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150142/genome-wide-exploration-of-metal-tolerance-protein-mtp-genes-in-common-wheat-triticum-aestivum-insights-into-metal-homeostasis-and-biofortification
#17
Recep Vatansever, Ertugrul Filiz, Seckin Eroglu
Metal transport process in plants is a determinant of quality and quantity of the harvest. Although it is among the most important of staple crops, knowledge about genes that encode for membrane-bound metal transporters is scarce in wheat. Metal tolerance proteins (MTPs) are involved in trace metal homeostasis at the sub-cellular level, usually by providing metal efflux out of the cytosol. Here, by using various bioinformatics approaches, genes that encode for MTPs in the hexaploid wheat genome (Triticum aestivum, abbreviated as Ta) were identified and characterized...
February 1, 2017: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143784/the-role-of-divalent-metals-for-infectious-diseases-susceptibility-and-outcome
#18
REVIEW
Guenter Weiss, Peggy L Carver
BACKGROUND: Divalent metals play important roles in maintaining metabolism and cellular growth of both eukaryotic hosts and invading microbes. Both metal deficiency and overload can result in abnormal cellular function or damage. Given its central role in host pathogen interactions, subtle alterations of divalent metal homeostasis occur in the course of infectious diseases which aim, from the host perspective, either to reduce the availability of respective metals to microbes, or to use toxic metal accumulation to eliminate pathogens...
January 28, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138861/zinc-s-role-in-the-glycemic-control-of-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-a-systematic-review
#19
REVIEW
Gabrielli Barbosa de Carvalho, Paula Nascimento Brandão-Lima, Carla Soraya Costa Maia, Kiriaque Barra Ferreira Barbosa, Liliane Viana Pires
Past research has shown the importance of zinc in several metabolic processes, such as the glucidic metabolism. The present systematic review aims to discuss zinc's participation in the glycemic control of type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM2) patients. In order to accomplish that, a systematic search was performed in the Pubmed database using the following indexed and theme-related descriptors: "zinc" AND "type 2 diabetes mellitus", AND MeSH terms related to glycemic control combined with the boolean operator OR...
January 30, 2017: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137574/quantitation-of-human-metallothionein-isoforms-in-cells-tissues-and-cerebrospinal-fluid-by-mass-spectrometry
#20
J B Shabb, W W Muhonen, A A Mehus
Metallothioneins (MTs) are a family of small, highly conserved, cysteine-rich metal-binding proteins that are important for zinc and copper homeostasis, protection against oxidative stress, and buffering against toxic heavy metals. Individual human MT isoforms are candidate biomarkers for heavy metal toxicity, and selected cancers and neurodegenerative diseases. The similar antigenicity of human MT-1 and MT-2 isoforms precludes development of antibody-based assays for their individual quantitation. Metal-based MT quantitation methods do not directly measure MT isoforms...
2017: Methods in Enzymology
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