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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743050/pml-rar%C3%AE-stabilized-by-zinc-in-human-acute-promyelocytic-leukemia-nb4-cells
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Bo Zhu, Jia-Yu Wang, Jun-Jie Zhou, Feng Zhou, Wei Cheng, Ying-Ting Liu, Jie Wang, Xiao Chen, Dian-Hua Chen, Lan Luo, Zi-Chun Hua
Acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) is characterized and driven by the promyelocytic leukemia protein-retinoic acid receptor alpha (PML-RARα) fusion gene. Previous studies have highlighted the importance of PML-RARα degradation in the treatment against APL. Considering the presence of two zinc fingers in the PML-RARα fusion protein, we explored the function of zinc homeostasis in maintaining PML-RARα stability. We demonstrated for the first time that zinc depletion by its chelator N,N,N',N'-tetrakis(2-pyridylmethyl)ethylenediamine (TPEN) triggered PML-RARα degradation in NB4 APL cells via the proteasome pathway rather than the autophagy-lysosomal pathway...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733845/genome-wide-identification-in-silico-characterization-and-expression-analysis-of-zip-like-genes-from-trichomonas-vaginalis-in-response-to-zinc-and-iron
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K G Fernández-Martín, M E Alvarez-Sánchez, V E Arana-Argáez, L C Alvarez-Sánchez, J C Lara-Riegos, J C Torres-Romero
Trace elements such as Zinc and Iron are essential components of metalloproteins and serve as cofactors or structural elements for enzymes involved in several important biological processes in almost all organisms. Because either excess or insufficient levels of Zn and Fe can be harmful for the cells, the homeostatic levels of these trace minerals must be tightly regulated. The Zinc regulated transporter, Iron regulated transporter-like Proteins (ZIP) comprise a diverse family, with several paralogues in diverse organisms and are considered essential for the Zn and Fe uptake and homeostasis...
July 21, 2017: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726072/concentration-of-thyrotropic-hormone-in-persons-occupationally-exposed-to-lead-cadmium-and-arsenic
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Marta Jurdziak, Paweł Gać, Małgorzata Poręba, Anna Szymańska-Chabowska, Grzegorz Mazur, Rafał Poręba
Thyroid hormones are essential for body homeostasis. The scientific literature contains restricted proofs for effects of environmental chemical factors on thyroid function. The present study aimed at evaluating the relationship between toxicological parameters and concentration of thyrotropic hormone in persons occupationally exposed to lead, cadmium and arsenic. The studies were conducted on 102 consecutive workers occupationally exposed to lead, cadmium and arsenic (mean age 45.08 ± 9.87 years). The estimated parameters characterizing occupational exposure to metals included blood cadmium concentration (Cd-B), blood lead concentration (Pb-B), blood zinc protoporphyrin concentration (ZnPP) and urine arsenic concentration (As-U)...
July 19, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723962/surface-functionalization-specific-binding-of-coagulation-factors-by-zinc-oxide-nanoparticles-delays-coagulation-time-and-reduces-thrombin-generation-potential-in-vitro
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Jun-Young Yang, Jiyeong Bae, Ayoung Jung, Seonyeong Park, Seungtae Chung, Jihyun Seok, Hangsik Roh, Youngju Han, Jae-Min Oh, Soojung Sohn, Jayoung Jeong, Wan-Seob Cho
Zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO NPs) have many biomedical applications such as chemotherapy agents, vaccine adjuvants, and biosensors but its hemocompatibility is still poorly understood, especially in the event of direct contact of NPs with blood components. Here, we investigated the impact of size and surface functional groups on the platelet homeostasis. ZnO NPs were synthesized in two different sizes (20 and 100 nm) and with three different functional surface groups (pristine, citrate, and L-serine). ZnO NPs were incubated with plasma collected from healthy rats to evaluate the coagulation time, kinetics of thrombin generation, and profile of levels of coagulation factors in the supernatant and coronated onto the ZnO NPs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715203/a-bioinorganic-approach-to-fragment-based-drug-discovery-targeting-metalloenzymes
#5
Seth M Cohen
Metal-dependent enzymes (i.e., metalloenzymes) make up a large fraction of all enzymes and are critically important in a wide range of biological processes, including DNA modification, protein homeostasis, antibiotic resistance, and many others. Consequently, metalloenzymes represent a vast and largely untapped space for drug development. The discovery of effective therapeutics that target metalloenzymes lies squarely at the interface of bioinorganic and medicinal chemistry and requires expertise, methods, and strategies from both fields to mount an effective campaign...
July 17, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713269/the-emerging-role-for-zinc-in-depression-and-psychosis
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REVIEW
Matthew A Petrilli, Thorsten M Kranz, Karine Kleinhaus, Peter Joe, Mara Getz, Porsha Johnson, Moses V Chao, Dolores Malaspina
Zinc participation is essential for all physiological systems, including neural functioning, where it participates in a myriad of cellular processes. Converging clinical, molecular, and genetic discoveries illuminate key roles for zinc homeostasis in association with clinical depression and psychosis which are not yet well appreciated at the clinical interface. Intracellular deficiency may arise from low circulating zinc levels due to dietary insufficiency, or impaired absorption from aging or medical conditions, including alcoholism...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710073/zinc-mediates-the-srebp-scd-axis-to-regulate-lipid-metabolism-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
#7
Jing-Jing Zhang, Jun-Jun Hao, Yu-Ru Zhang, Yan-Li Wang, Ming-Yi Li, Hui-Lai Miao, Xiao-Ju Zou, Bin Liang
Maintenance of lipid homeostasis is crucial for cells in response to lipid requirements or surplus. The SREBPs transcription factors play essential roles in regulating lipid metabolism and are associated with many metabolic diseases. However, SREBP regulation of lipid metabolism is still less understood. Here, we show that reduction of SBP-1, the only homologue of SREBPs in C. elegans, surprisingly leads to high level of zinc. On the contrary, zinc reduction by mutation of sur-7, encoding a member of the cation diffusion facilitator (CDF) family, restores the fat accumulation and fatty acid profile of sbp-1(ep79) mutant...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704702/plant-architecture-auxin-homeostasis-and-phenol-content-in-arabidopsis-thaliana-grown-in-cadmium-and-zinc-enriched-media
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Adriano Sofo, Rocco Bochicchio, Mariana Amato, Nunzia Rendina, Antonella Vitti, Maria Nuzzaci, Maria Maddalena Altamura, Giuseppina Falasca, Federica Della Rovere, Antonio Scopa
A screening strategy using micropropagation glass tubes with a gradient of distances between germinating seeds and a metal-contaminated medium was used for studying alterations in root architecture and morphology of Arabidopsis thaliana treated with cadmium (Cd) and zinc (Zn) at the concentration of 10-20μM and 100-200μM, respectively. Metal concentrations in plant shoots and roots were measured by quadrupole inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. After 21days from germination, all plants in the tubes were scanned at high resolution and the root systems analyzed...
July 3, 2017: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702049/endurance-exercise-ability-in-the-horse-a-trait-with-complex-polygenic-determinism
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Anne Ricard, Céline Robert, Christine Blouin, Fanny Baste, Gwendoline Torquet, Caroline Morgenthaler, Julie Rivière, Nuria Mach, Xavier Mata, Laurent Schibler, Eric Barrey
Endurance horses are able to run at more than 20 km/h for 160 km (in bouts of 30-40 km). This level of performance is based on intense aerobic metabolism, effective body heat dissipation and the ability to endure painful exercise. The known heritabilities of endurance performance and exercise-related physiological traits in Arabian horses suggest that adaptation to extreme endurance exercise is influenced by genetic factors. The objective of the present genome-wide association study (GWAS) was to identify single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) related to endurance racing performance in 597 Arabian horses...
2017: Frontiers in Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701285/association-of-divalent-cations-and-insulin-resistance-with-thyroid-hormones-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Rajendran Jayanthi, Abu Raghavan Srinivasan, Niranjan Gopal, Ramesh Ramaswamy
AIM: The study was primarily aimed at investigating the association of Magnesium and Zinc levels in the serum of adult Non- obese and Obese type 2 diabetic patients, with particular reference to thyroid comorbidity. METHODS: 108 patients with T2DM of both genders (24 Non obese and 84 Obese) were enrolled from a tertiary health care unit in Puducherry. The cardio-metabolic risk factors were assessed through body mass index, Waist hip ratio, blood pressure, fasting blood glucose, lipid profile and glycated haemoglobin...
July 3, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692912/effects-of-molybdenum-and-cadmium-on-the-oxidative-damage-and-kidney-apoptosis-in-duck
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Lele Shi, Huabin Cao, Junrong Luo, Ping Liu, Tiancheng Wang, Guoliang Hu, Caiying Zhang
Molybdenum (Mo) is an essential element for human beings and animals; however, high dietary intake of Mo can lead to adverse reactions. Cadmium (Cd) is one of the major transitional metals which has toxic effects in animals. To investigate the co-induced toxic effects of Mo and Cd on oxidative damage and kidney apoptosis in duck, 120 ducks were randomly divided into control group and 5 treatment groups which were treated with a commercial diet containing different dosages of Mo and Cd. Kidney samples were collected on the 60th and 120th days to determine the mRNA expression levels of ceruloplasmin (CP), metallothionein (MT), Bak-1, and Caspase-3 by quantitative RT-PCR...
July 7, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691023/iron-homeostasis-in-tissues-is-affected-during-persistent-chlamydia-pneumoniae-infection-in-mice
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Marie Edvinsson, Jonas Tallkvist, Christina Nyström-Rosander, Nils-Gunnar Ilbäck
Chlamydia pneumoniae (C. pneumoniae) may be a mediator in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. For its growth C. pneumoniae depends on iron (Fe), but how Fe changes in tissues during persistent infection or affects bacterial replication in tissues is unknown. C. pneumoniae-infected C57BL/6J mice were sacrificed on days 4, 8, 20, and 40. Mice had bacteria in the lungs and liver on all days. Inflammatory markers, chemokine Cxcl2 and interferon-gamma, were not affected in the liver on day 40. The copper (Cu)/zinc (Zn) ratio in serum, another marker of infection/inflammation, increased on day 4 and tended to increase again on day 40...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687933/cellular-zinc-homeostasis-modulates-polarization-of-thp-1-derived-macrophages
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Laura Dierichs, Veronika Kloubert, Lothar Rink
PURPOSE: Polarization of macrophages by environmental stimuli leads to the characteristic of different phenotypes that exhibit distinct functions, ranging in a continuous spectrum from pro-inflammatory M1 up to immunoregulatory and wound-healing M2 macrophages. Diseases like cancer, allergic asthma or diabetes are associated with an M1/M2 imbalance. Owing to the importance of the essential trace element zinc for the immune system and its involvement in signal transduction as a second messenger, we investigated the impact of zinc on M1 and M2 polarization of macrophages in vitro...
July 7, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684721/drosophila-melanogaster-models-of-metal-related-human-diseases-and-metal-toxicity
#14
REVIEW
Pablo Calap-Quintana, Javier González-Fernández, Noelia Sebastiá-Ortega, José Vicente Llorens, María Dolores Moltó
Iron, copper and zinc are transition metals essential for life because they are required in a multitude of biological processes. Organisms have evolved to acquire metals from nutrition and to maintain adequate levels of each metal to avoid damaging effects associated with its deficiency, excess or misplacement. Interestingly, the main components of metal homeostatic pathways are conserved, with many orthologues of the human metal-related genes having been identified and characterized in Drosophila melanogaster...
July 6, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684433/vacuolar-iron-transporter-tavit2-transports-fe-and-mn-and-is-effective-for-biofortification
#15
James M Connorton, Eleanor R Jones, Ildefonso Rodriguez-Ramiro, Susan Fairweather-Tait, Cristobal Uauy, Janneke Balk
Increasing the intrinsic nutritional quality of crops, known as biofortification, is viewed as a sustainable approach to alleviate micronutrient deficiencies. In particular iron deficiency anaemia is a major global health issue, but the iron content of staple crops such as wheat is difficult to change because of genetic complexity and homeostasis mechanisms. To identify target genes for biofortification of wheat (Triticum aestivum), we functionally characterized homologs of the Vacuolar Iron Transporter (VIT)...
July 6, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675952/a-novel-fine-tuning-scheme-of-mir-200c-in-modulating-lung-cell-redox-homeostasis
#16
Yi-Hsuan Wu, Hsin-Ru Lin, Ying-Hsuan Lee, Pin-Hao Huang, Huei-Chung Wei, Arnold Stern, Daniel Tsun-Yee Chiu
Oxidative stress induces miR-200c, the predominant microRNA (miRNA) in lung tissues; however, the antioxidant role and biochemistry of such induction have not been clearly defined. Therefore, a lung adenocarcinoma cell line (A549) and a normal lung fibroblast (MRC-5) were used as models to determine the effects of miR-200c expression on lung antioxidant response. Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) upregulated miR-200c, whose overexpression exacerbated the decrease in cell proliferation, retarded the progression of cells in the G2/M-phase, and increased oxidative stress upon H2O2 stimulation...
July 4, 2017: Free Radical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671251/identification-and-characterization-of-the-bzip-transcription-factor-involved-in-zinc-homeostasis-in-cereals
#17
A R Henriques, D da R Farias, A Costa de Oliveira
Members of the basic leucine zipper family, as bZIP19, are considered to be essential regulators of the adaptation to zinc deficiency. Knowing that this gene as well as its targets are conserved in the plant kingdom, we followed an in silico approach to identify and characterize the bzip19 gene in cereals. Through BLASTp in Phytozome database, 33 bzip19 genes were identified on the genomes of Oryza sativa, Sorghum bicolor, Zea mays, Glycine max, Triticum aestivum, and Brachypodium distachyon. The analysis of conserved motifs and bZIP domains was performed using MEME and PFAM databases...
June 29, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666216/assessment-of-28-trace-elements-and-17-amino-acid-levels-in-muscular-tissues-of-broiler-chicken-gallus-gallus-suffering-from-arsenic-trioxide
#18
Si-Wen Li, Ying He, Hong-Jing Zhao, Yu Wang, Juan-Juan Liu, Yi-Zhi Shao, Jing-Lun Li, Xiao Sun, Li-Na Zhang, Ming-Wei Xing
The contents of 28 trace elements, 17 amino acid were evaluated in muscular tissues (wings, crureus and pectoralis) of chickens in response to arsenic trioxide (As2O3). A total of 200 one-day-old male Hy-line chickens were fed either a commercial diet (C-group) or an As2O3 supplement diet containing 7.5mg/kg (L-group), 15mg/kg (M-group) or 30mg/kg (H-group) As2O3 for 90 days. The elements content was analyzed by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS). Under As2O3 exposure, the concentration of As were elevated 8...
June 27, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662468/novel-carbohydrate-substituted-metallo-porphyrazine-comparison-for-cancer-tissue-type-specificity-during-pdt
#19
Tamarisk K Horne, Marianne J Cronjé
A longstanding obstacle to cancer eradication centers on the heterogeneous nature of the tissue that manifests it. Variations between cancer cell resistance profiles often result in a survival percentage following classic therapeutics. As an alternative, photodynamic therapys' (PDT) unique non-specific cell damage mechanism and high degree of application control enables it to potentially deliver an efficient treatment regime to a broad range of heterogeneous tissue types thereby overcoming individual resistance profiles...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657321/determination-of-redox-sensitivity-in-structurally-similar-biological-redox-sensors
#20
Anil K Jamithireddy, Rudra N Samajdar, B Gopal, Aninda J Bhattacharyya
Redox stimuli govern a variety of biological processes. The relative sensitivity of redox sensors plays an important role in providing a calibrated response to environmental stimuli and cellular homeostasis. This cellular machinery plays a crucial role in the human pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis as it encounters diverse microenvironments in the host. The redox sensory mechanism in M. tuberculosis is governed by two component and one-component systems, alongside a class of transcription factors called the extra cytoplasmic function (ECF) σ factors...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
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