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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937213/the-structural-basis-of-polydopamine-film-formation-probing-5-6-dihydroxyindole-based-eumelanin-type-units-and-the-porphyrin-issue
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Maria Laura Alfieri, Raffaella Micillo, Lucia Panzella, Orlando Crescenzi, Stefano Luigi Luigi Oscurato, Pasqualino Maddalena, Alessandra Napolitano, Vincent Ball, Marco d'Ischia
The role of 5,6-dihydroxyindole (DHI)-based oligomers, including porphyrin-like tetramers, in polydopamine (PDA) film formation was addressed by a comparative structural investigation against model polymers from DHI and its 2,7'-dimer. MALDI-MS data showed that: a) PDA is structurally different from DHI melanin and does not contain species compatible with DHI-based oligomers as primary building blocks; b) PDA films and precipitate display a single main peak at m/z 402 in common; c) no species matching the range of m/z values expected for cyclic porphyrin-type tetramers was detected in DHI melanin produced in the presence or in the absence of folic acid (FA) as templating agent, nor by oxidation of the 2,7'-dimer of DHI as putative precursor...
September 22, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932984/rnai-mediated-down-regulation-of-a-melanin-polyketide-synthase-pks1-gene-in-the-fungus-slafractonia-leguminicola
#2
Mohammad S Alhawatema, Sayed Gebril, Daniel Cook, Rebecca Creamer
The fungus Slafractonia leguminicola, the causal agent of blackpatch disease of legumes produces two mycotoxins slaframine and swainsonine, causing slobbers' symptoms and locoism of grazing animals, respectively. The genetics of this important fungus is poorly understood. This work aimed to develop a genetic transformation system and evaluate the efficacy of RNA interference (RNAi) in S. leguminicola. In this study, S. leguminicola was transformed using a PEG-mediated method with a fungal construct that carries a hygromycin resistance cassette...
September 20, 2017: World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932148/correlation-of-environmental-tobacco-smoke-to-gingival-pigmentation-and-salivary-alpha-amylase-in-young-adults
#3
Deepa Ponnaiyan, Priyanka Chillara, Yuvasri Palani
OBJECTIVE: Passive smoking leads to melanin pigmentation on gingiva. However, documentation of gingival pigmentation and salivary amylase activity in passive smokers relative to the duration of exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS), is incomplete and requires further investigation. Thus, this study aimed to assess effects of ETS exposure on gingival pigmentation in young adults. In addition, to correlate a number of years of exposure to an extent, the intensity of gingival pigmentation and salivary amylase activity...
July 2017: European Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932061/epidermal-cysts-a-clinicopathological-analysis-with-emphasis-on-unusual-findings
#4
Jitendra Singh Nigam, Jyotsna Naresh Bharti, Vivek Nair, Chitrawati Bal Gargade, Archana Hemant Deshpande, Biswajit Dey, Ashok Singh
BACKGROUND: Epidermoid cysts, one of the common benign intradermal or subcutaneous tumors commonly result from the trauma to the pilosebaceous unit in the hair bearing area. In areas without hair, these cysts are considered implantation and proliferation of squamous epithelium into the dermis due to injury. AIMS: The aim is to evaluate the clinicopathological details with emphasis on unusual findings related to epidermoid cysts. STUDY DESIGN: This is a retrospective cross-sectional study carried out over 2 years...
July 2017: International Journal of Trichology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929137/bioinspired-bright-noniridescent-photonic-melanin-supraballs
#5
Ming Xiao, Ziying Hu, Zhao Wang, Yiwen Li, Alejandro Diaz Tormo, Nicolas Le Thomas, Boxiang Wang, Nathan C Gianneschi, Matthew D Shawkey, Ali Dhinojwala
Structural colors enable the creation of a spectrum of nonfading colors without pigments, potentially replacing toxic metal oxides and conjugated organic pigments. However, significant challenges remain to achieve the contrast needed for a complete gamut of colors and a scalable process for industrial application. We demonstrate a feasible solution for producing structural colors inspired by bird feathers. We have designed core-shell nanoparticles using high-refractive index (RI) (~1.74) melanin cores and low-RI (~1...
September 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928218/the-serine-protease-homolog-clipa14-modulates-the-intensity-of-the-immune-response-in-the-mosquito-anopheles-gambiae
#6
Johnny Nakhleh, George K Christophides, Mike A Osta
CLIP domain serine protease homologues (cSPHs) are positive and negative regulators of Anopheles gambiae immune responses mediated by the complement-like protein TEP1 against Plasmodium malaria parasites and other microbial infections. We have previously reported that the SPH CLIPA2 is a negative regulator of the TEP1-mediated response by showing that CLIPA2 knockdown (kd) enhances mosquito resistance to infections with fungi, bacteria and Plasmodium parasites. Here, we identify another SPH, CLIPA14, as a novel regulator of mosquito immunity...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924575/ex-vivo-tissue-imaging-for-radiology-pathology-correlation-a-pilot-study-with-a-small-bore-7-t-mri-in-a-rare-pigmented-ganglioglioma-exhibiting-complex-mr-signal-characteristics-associated-with-melanin-and-hemosiderin
#7
Kant M Matsuda, Ana Lopes-Calcas, Michael L Honke, Zoe O'Brien-Moran, Richard Buist, Michael West, Melanie Martin
To advance magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technologies further for in vivo tissue characterization with histopathologic validation, we investigated the feasibility of ex vivo tissue imaging of a surgically removed human brain tumor as a comprehensive approach for radiology-pathology correlation in histoanatomically identical fashion in a rare case of pigmented ganglioglioma with complex paramagnetic properties. Pieces of surgically removed ganglioglioma, containing melanin and hemosiderin pigments, were imaged with a small bore 7-T MRI scanner to obtain T1-, T2-, and T2*-weighted image and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI)...
July 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923944/single-master-regulatory-gene-coordinates-the-evolution-and-development-of-butterfly-color-and-iridescence
#8
Linlin Zhang, Anyi Mazo-Vargas, Robert D Reed
The optix gene has been implicated in butterfly wing pattern adaptation by genetic association, mapping, and expression studies. The actual developmental function of this gene has remained unclear, however. Here we used CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing to show that optix plays a fundamental role in nymphalid butterfly wing pattern development, where it is required for determination of all chromatic coloration. optix knockouts in four species show complete replacement of color pigments with melanins, with corresponding changes in pigment-related gene expression, resulting in black and gray butterflies...
September 18, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921705/green-tea-makes-polyphenol-nanoparticles-with-radical-scavenging-activities
#9
Siying Xiang, Peng Yang, Hao Guo, Shu Zhang, Xiaokang Zhang, Fang Zhu, Yiwen Li
The constant demand for functional nanomaterials from natural biomass polymers usually requires new "green" synthetic strategies without using any foreign additives. Here, the green fabrication of a series of polyphenol nanoparticles (PNs) only from green tea extraction compounds is reported (i.e., tea polyphenols and theophylline). It is found that the nanoparticle formation process involves covalent copolymerization of monomers, as well as noncovalent self-assembly pathways. Additionally, the resulting PNs exhibit better free-radical scavenging activities compared with similar-sized, polydopamine-based synthetic melanin nanoparticles...
September 15, 2017: Macromolecular Rapid Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919754/preparation-of-coffee-oil-algae-oil-based-nanoemulsions-and-the-study-of-their-inhibition-effect-on-uva-induced-skin-damage-in-mice-and-melanoma-cell-growth
#10
Chu-Ching Yang, Chi-Feng Hung, Bing-Huei Chen
Coffee grounds, a waste by-product generated after making coffee, contains approximately 15% coffee oil which can be used as a raw material in cosmetics. Algae oil rich in docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) has been demonstrated to possess anticancer and anti-inflammation functions. The objectives of this study were to develop a gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) method for the determination of fatty acids in coffee oil and algae oil and prepare a nanoemulsion for studying its inhibition effect on ultraviolet A-induced skin damage in mice and growth of melanoma cells B16-F10...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919486/resveratrol-inhibits-proliferation-promotes-differentiation-and-melanogenesis-in-ht-144-melanoma-cells-through-inhibition-of-mek-erk-kinase-pathway
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Ming-Jun Lei, Yao Dong, Chun-Xia Sun, Xiang-Hong Zhang
The present study was aimed to investigate the effect of resveratrol on the viability of HT-144 melanoma cells and formation of melanin. MTT assay was used for analysis of cell viability and western blot for determination of phospho-Mek 1/2, phospho-Erk 1/2 (Tyr-204), Mitf, PBG-D and p-CREB-1 expression. MTT assay results showed that treatment of HT-144 cells with various doses of resveratrol led to a concentration dependent inhibition of proliferation. The antiproliferative activity was significant at 15 μM concentration of resveratrol after 24 h...
September 14, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918611/anti-melanogenic-activity-and-cytotoxicity-of-pistacia-vera-hull-on-human-melanoma-skmel-3-cells
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Parisa Sarkhail, Mona Salimi, Pantea Sarkheil, Hirsa Mostafapour Kandelous
Pistacia vera seed is a common food and medicinal seed in Iran. It's hull (outer skin) as a significant byproduct of pistachio, is traditionally used as tonic, sedative and antidiarrheal and has been shown to be a rich source of antioxidants. The aim of the present study is to evaluate the anti-melanogenic activity of the pistachio hulls in order to discover a new alternative herbal agent to treat skin hyperpigmentation disorders. In this work, antioxidant and anti-tyrosinase activity of MeOH extract from Pistacia vera hull (MPH) were evaluated in vitro, respectively, by DPPH radical scavenging and mushroom tyrosinase activity assays...
July 2017: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917451/postinflammatory-hyperpigmentation-a-comprehensive-overview-epidemiology-pathogenesis-clinical-presentation-and-noninvasive-assessment-technique
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REVIEW
Narumol Silpa-Archa, Indermeet Kohli, Suteeraporn Chaowattanapanit, Henry W Lim, Iltefat Hamzavi
Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) commonly occurs after various endogenous and exogenous stimuli, especially in dark-skinned individuals. PIH is one of the most common complications of procedures performed using laser and other light sources. The severity of PIH is determined by the inherent skin color, degree and depth of inflammation, degree of dermoepidermal junction disruption, inflammatory conditions, and the stability of melanocytes, leading to epidermal and dermal melanin pigment deposition...
October 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915794/genome-sequence-of-the-ectophytic-fungus-ramichloridium-luteum-reveals-unique-evolutionary-adaptations-to-plant-surface-niche
#14
Bo Wang, Xiaofei Liang, Mark L Gleason, Rong Zhang, Guangyu Sun
BACKGROUND: Ectophytic fungi occupy the waxy plant surface, an extreme environment characterized by prolonged desiccation, nutrient limitation, and exposure to solar radiation. The nature of mechanisms that facilitate adaptation to this environment remains unclear. In this study, we sequenced the complete genome of an ectophytic fungus, Ramichloridium luteum, which colonizes the surface of apple fruit, and carried out comparative genomic and transcriptome analysis. RESULTS: The R...
September 15, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915638/oleoylethanolamide-inhibits-%C3%AE-melanocyte-stimulating-hormone-stimulated-melanogenesis-via-erk-akt-and-creb-signaling-pathways-in-b16-melanoma-cells
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Juan Zhou, Tong Ren, Ying Li, Anran Cheng, Wanyi Xie, Lanxi Xu, Lu Peng, Jinbin Lin, Lianxiang Lian, Yong Diao, Xin Jin, Lichao Yang
The present study aimed to examine the potential inhibitory activity of oleoylethanolamide (OEA) on α-melanocyte stimulating hormone (α-MSH)-stimulated melanogenesis and the molecular mechanism(s) involved in the process in B16 mouse melanoma cells. Our data demonstrated that OEA markedly inhibited melanin synthesis and tyrosinase activity in α-MSH-stimulated B16 cells. In addition, the expression of melanogenesis-related proteins, such as melanocortin-1 receptor (MC1R), microphthalmia-associated transcription factor (MITF), tyrosinase-related protein-1 (TRP-1) and tyrosinase, was suppressed in a concentration-dependent manner by OEA...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912936/combination-of-q-switched-nd-yag-and-fractional-erbium-yag-lasers-in-treatment-of-melasma-a-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
#16
Shiva Alavi, Ehsan Abolhasani, Sharin Asadi, Mohammadali Nilforoushzadeh
Introduction: Ablative and nonablative lasers have been used to treat melasma. We aimed to assess and compare the combining Q-switched Nd:YAG laser (QSNYL) and fractional erbium:YAG laser (FEYL) with QSNYL alone in treatment of melasma. Methods: This randomized controlled clinical trial was performed in our Research Center during 2013-2014. Women with melasma and without a history of keloid formation, hypersensitivity to hydroquinone, or pigmentary changes due to laser therapy were randomly allocated to receive four sessions of either QSNYL-FEYL combination or QSNYL alone...
2017: Journal of Lasers in Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911859/recent-development-of-signaling-pathways-inhibitors-of-melanogenesis
#17
REVIEW
Thanigaimalai Pillaiyar, Manoj Manickam, Sang-Hun Jung
Human skin, eye and hair color rely on the production of melanin, depending on its quantity, quality, and distribution, Melanin plays a monumental role in protecting the skin against the harmful effect of ultraviolet radiation and oxidative stress from various environmental pollutants. However, an excessive production of melanin causes serious dermatological problems such as freckles, solar lentigo (age spots), melasma, as well as cancer. Hence, the regulation of melanin production is important for controlling the hyper-pigmentation...
September 12, 2017: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910976/isochlorogenic-acid-a-promotes-melanin-synthesis-in-b16-cell-through-the-%C3%AE-catenin-signal-pathway
#18
Nuramina Mamat, Jun Dou, Xueying Lu, Aiden Eblimit, Aisa Haji Akber
Isochlorogenic acid A, also called 3,5-dicaffeoylquinic acid (3,5-diCQA), is a widespread phenolic compound in the plant. Recent studies have shown that it has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity. In addition, oxidative stress and inflammation induced by solar ultraviolet radiation is a very significant reason for skin depigmentation. Therefore, in this study, we evaluated the effect of 3,5-diCQA on B16 cells and explored its molecular mechanism. Results showed that 3,5-diCQA upregulated intracellular melanin production in a time- and dose-dependent manner...
September 1, 2017: Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910223/pigments-and-vaccines-evaluating-the-constitutionality-of-targeting-melanin-groups-for-mandatory-vaccination
#19
Kyle McAllister-Grum
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Journal of Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899502/melaleuca-quinquenervia-essential-oil-inhibits-%C3%AE-melanocyte-stimulating-hormone-induced-melanin-production-and-oxidative-stress-in-b16-melanoma-cells
#20
Wen-Wan Chao, Chia-Chi Su, Hsin-Yi Peng, Su-Tze Chou
BACKGROUND: Essential oils are odorous, volatile products of plant secondary metabolism, which are found in many leaves and stems. They show important biological activities, which account for the development of aromatherapy used in complementary and alternative medicine. The essential oil extracted from Melaleuca quinquenervia (Cav.) S.T. Blake (paperbark) (MQ-EO) has various functional properties. PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to investigate the chemical composition of MQ-EO by using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) and evaluate its tyrosinase inhibitory activity...
October 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
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