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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930173/polyphenols-from-root-tubercles-and-grains-cropped-in-brazil-chemical-and-nutritional-characterization-and-their-effects-on-human-health-and-diseases
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Diego Dos Santos Baião, Cyntia Silva de Freitas, Laidson Paes Gomes, Davi da Silva, Anna Carolina N T F Correa, Patricia Ribeiro Pereira, Eduardo Mere Del Aguila, Vania Margaret Flosi Paschoalin
Throughout evolution, plants have developed the ability to produce secondary phenolic metabolites, which are important for their interactions with the environment, reproductive strategies and defense mechanisms. These (poly)phenolic compounds are a heterogeneous group of natural antioxidants found in vegetables, cereals and leguminous that exert beneficial and protective actions on human health, playing roles such as enzymatic reaction inhibitors and cofactors, toxic chemicals scavengers and biochemical reaction substrates, increasing the absorption of essential nutrients and selectively inhibiting deleterious intestinal bacteria...
September 20, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928851/%C3%AE-transducin-repeat-containing-e3-ubiquitin-protein-ligase-inhibits-migration-invasion-and-proliferation-of-glioma-cells
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Jun Liang, Wei-Feng Wang, Shao Xie, Xian-Li Zhang, Wei-Feng Qi, Xiu-Ping Zhou, Jin-Xia Hu, Qiong Shi, Ru-Tong Yu
β-transducin repeat-containing E3 ubiquitin protein ligase (β-TrCP) serves as the substrate recognition subunit for the Skp1-Cullin1-F-box protein E3 ubiquitin ligase, which recognizes the double phosphorylated DSG (X)2+nS destruction motif in various substrates that are essential for numerous aspects of tumorigenesis and regulates several important signaling pathways. However, the biological significance of β-TrCP in glioma progression remains largely unknown. A previous study by the authors demonstrated that the levels of β-TrCP protein expression in brain glioma tissues were significantly lower compared with non-tumorous tissues and that higher grades of gliomas exhibited lower levels of β-TrCP expression in comparison with lower glioma grades...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928791/wu-mei-wan-reduces-insulin-resistance-via-inhibition-of-nlrp3-inflammasome-activation-in-hepg2-cells
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Xueping Yang, Lingli Li, Ke Fang, Ruolan Dong, Jingbin Li, Yan Zhao, Hui Dong, Ping Yi, Zhaoyi Huang, Guang Chen, Fuer Lu
Wu-Mei-Wan (WMW) is a Chinese herbal formula used to treat type 2 diabetes. In this study, we aimed to explore the effects and mechanisms of WMW on insulin resistance in HepG2 cells. HepG2 cells were pretreated with palmitate (0.25 mM) to impair the insulin signaling pathway. Then, they were treated with different doses of WMW-containing medicated serum and stimulated with 100 nM insulin. Results showed that palmitate could reduce the glucose consumption rate in HepG2 cells and impair insulin signaling related to phosphorylation of insulin receptor (IR) and insulin receptor substrate-1 (IRS-1), thereby regulating the downstream signaling pathways...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928527/lipase-catalyzed-transesterification-of-ethyl-butyrate-synthesis-in-n-hexane-a-kinetic-study
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N Annapurna Devi, G B Radhika, R J Bhargavi
Kinetics of lipase catalyzed transesterification of ethyl caprate and butyric acid was investigated. The objective of this work was to propose a reaction mechanism and develop a rate equation for the synthesis of ethyl butyrate by transesterification using surfactant coated lipase from Candida rugosa. The reaction rate could be described in terms of Michaelis-Menten equation with a Ping-Pong Bi-Bi mechanism and competitive inhibition by both the substrates. The values of kinetic parameters computed were Vmax = 2...
August 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928157/alteration-of-cholinergic-anti-inflammatory-pathway-in-rat-with-ischemic-cardiomyopathy-modified-electrophysiological-function-of-heart
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Shu-Jie Wu, Yue-Chun Li, Zhe-Wei Shi, Zhong-Hao Lin, Zhi-Heng Rao, Si-Chao Tai, Mao-Ping Chu, Lei Li, Jia-Feng Lin
BACKGROUND: With chronic ischemia after myocardial infarction, the resulting scar tissue result in electrical and structural remodeling vulnerable to an arrhythmogenic substrate. The cholinergic anti-inflammatory pathway elicited by vagal nerve via α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (α7-nAChR) can modulate local and systemic inflammatory responses. Here, we aimed to clarify a novel mechanism for the antiarrhythmogenic properties of vagal nerve during the ischemic cardiomyopathy (ICM)...
September 19, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928113/pdk4-inhibits-cardiac-pyruvate-oxidation-in-late-pregnancy
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Laura Liu, Glenn C Rowe, Steven Yang, Jian Li, Federico Damilano, Mun Chun Chan, Wenyun Lu, Cholsoon Jang, Shogo Wada, Michael Morley, Michael Hesse, Bernd K Fleischmann, Joshua Rabinowitz, Saumya Das, Anthony Rosenzweig, Zoltan Arany
Rationale: Pregnancy profoundly alters maternal physiology. The heart hypertrophies during pregnancy, but its metabolic adaptations are not well understood. Objective: To determine the mechanisms underlying cardiac substrate use during pregnancy. Methods and Results: We use here (13)C-glucose, (13)C-lactate, and (13)C-fatty acid tracing analyses to show that hearts in late pregnant mice increase fatty acid uptake and oxidation into the tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle, while reducing glucose and lactate oxidation...
September 19, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928028/two-stage-heterotrophy-photoinduction-culture-of-scenedesmus-incrassatulus-potential-for-lutein-production
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Liliana Flórez-Miranda, Rosa Olivia Cañizares-Villanueva, Orlando Melchy-Antonio, Fernando Martínez- Jerónimo, Cesar Mateo Flores-Ortíz
A biomass production process including two stages, heterotrophy/photoinduction (TSHP), was developed to improve biomass and lutein production by the green microalgae Scenedesmus incrassatulus. To determine the effects of different nitrogen sources (yeast extract and urea) and temperature in the heterotrophic stage, experiments using shake flask cultures with glucose as the carbon source were carried out. The highest biomass productivity and specific pigment concentrations were reached using urea+vitamins (U+V) at 30°C...
September 16, 2017: Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926939/kempopeptin-c-a-novel-marine-derived-serine-protease-inhibitor-targeting-invasive-breast-cancer
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Fatma H Al-Awadhi, Lilibeth A Salvador, Brian K Law, Valerie J Paul, Hendrik Luesch
Kempopeptin C, a novel chlorinated analogue of kempopeptin B, was discovered from a marine cyanobacterium collected from Kemp Channel in Florida. The structure was elucidated using NMR spectroscopy and mass spectrometry (MS). The presence of the basic Lys residue adjacent to the N-terminus of the 3-amino-6-hydroxy-2-piperidone (Ahp) moiety contributed to its selectivity towards trypsin and related proteases. The antiproteolytic activity of kempopeptin C was evaluated against trypsin, plasmin and matriptase and found to inhibit these enzymes with IC50 values of 0...
September 16, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925864/kinetic-characterization-of-anticarsia-gemmatalis-digestive-serine-proteases-and-the-inhibitory-effect-of-synthetic-peptides
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Adriana Patarroyo Vargas, Yaremis Meriño Cabrera, José Cola Zanuncio, Francelina Rocha, Wellington Garcia Campos, Maria Goreti de Almeida Oliveira
The kinetics of Anticarsia gemmatalis Hübner gut serine proteases with tripeptidyl substrates, and the enzymatic inhibition model using synthetic peptides Gor 3, Gor 4, and Gor 5 are described. The enzymes were purified on p-aminobenzamidine agarose affinity column in an FPLC system using electrophoresis with 12.5% polyacrylamide gel. Michaelis-Menten constants and the inhibition model were determined according to the Dixon methodology and Lineweaver-Burk's double reciprocal. The KM values and catalytic constants of peptide substrates show that A...
September 17, 2017: Protein and Peptide Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924551/identification-and-characterization-of-loop7-motif-and-its-role-in-regulating-biological-function-of-human-apobec3g-through-molecular-modeling-and-biological-assay
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Congjie Zhai, Ling Ma, Zhixin Zhang, Jiwei Ding, Jing Wang, Yongxin Zhang, Xiaoyu Li, Fei Guo, Liyan Yu, Jinming Zhou, Shan Cen
Human APOBEC3G (hA3G) is a cytidine deaminase which inhibits HIV-1 replication. The HIV-1 accessory protein viral infectivity factor (Vif) counteracts with hA3G by targeting it for proteasomal degradation. In this work, we constructed and optimized molecular models of the hA3G dimer and the hA3G-Vif complex. The molecular modeling study revealed that the loop7 motif of hA3G appears on the interfaces of both the hA3G-Vif complex and the hA3G dimer. Biochemical analysis provided evidence suggesting that binding of Vif to hA3G results in steric blocking of hA3G dimerization, implying that monomeric hA3G serves as a substrate for Vif-mediated degradation...
September 2017: Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924380/intracellular-insulin-and-impaired-autophagy-in-a-zebrafish-model-and-a-cell-model-of-type-2-diabetes
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Xiang-Hui Meng, Bo Chen, Jing-Pu Zhang
Type 2 diabetes mellitus is characterized by insulin resistance. However, the complete molecular mechanism remains unclear. In this study, zebrafish were fed a long-term high-fat diet to induce type 2 diabetes, which resulted in a higher body weight, body mass index, more lipid vacuoles in liver, increased insulin transcription level in liver, brain and muscle, and high fasting blood glucose in the high-fat diet zebrafish. Oppositely, the transcription levels of insulin substrate-2 and glucose transporter 2 were significantly decreased, indicating insulin signaling pathway and glucose transport impaired in the insulin-targeting tissues...
2017: International Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924046/in-silico-modeling-of-the-cryptic-e2-ubiquitin-binding-site-of-e6-associated-protein-e6ap-ube3a-reveals-the-mechanism-of-polyubiquitin-chain-assembly
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Virginia P Ronchi, Elizabeth D Kim, Christopher M Summa, Jennifer M Klein, Arthur L Haas
To understand the mechanism for assembly of Lys(48)-linked polyubiquitin degradation signals, we previously demonstrated the E6AP/UBE3A ligase harbors two functionally-distinct E2~ubiquitin binding sites: a high-affinity Site 1 required for E6AP Cys(820)~ubiquitin thioester formation and a canonical Site 2 responsible for subsequent chain elongation. Ordered binding to Sites 1 and 2 is here revealed by observation of UbcH7~ubiquitin-dependent substrate inhibition of chain formation at micromolar concentrations...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923606/actinomycetes-benefaction-role-in-soil-and-plant-health
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REVIEW
Asma Absar Bhatti, Shamsul Haq, Rouf Ahmad Bhat
Actinomycetes are aerobic, spore forming gram-positive bacteria, belonging to the order actinomycetales characterized with substrate and aerial mycelium growth. They are the most abundant organisms that form thread-like filaments in the soil and are responsible for characteristically "earthy" smell of freshly turned healthy soil. They play major roles in the cycling of organic matter; inhibit the growth of several plant pathogens in the rhizosphere and decompose complex mixtures of polymer in dead plant, animal and fungal material results in production of many extracellular enzymes which are conductive to crop production...
September 16, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923470/tripodal-lipoprotein-variants-with-c-terminal-hydrophobic-residues-allosterically-modulate-activity-of-the-degp-protease
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Hyojin Park, Yurie T Kim, Chulwon Choi, Seokhee Kim
DegP, a member of the highly conserved HtrA family of proteases, performs a regulated proteolysis of toxic misfolded proteins in the periplasm of Gram-negative bacteria. The allosteric switch between inactive and active conformations is a central mechanism to carefully control proteolytic activity of DegP and to maintain the optimal cellular fitness, but few other molecules than substrates are known to allosterically control DegP activity. Here, we demonstrate that a mutant variant of an outer membrane lipoprotein, Lpp(+Leu), can function as a novel allosteric effector that changes the dynamic range of DegP activity...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923380/novel-deoxyvasicinone-derivatives-as-potent-multitarget-directed-ligands-for-the-treatment-of-alzheimer-s-disease-design-synthesis-and-biological-evaluation
#15
Fang Ma, Hongtao Du
A series of multitarget ligands was designed by introducing several structurally diverse aminoacetamide groups at position 6 of the deoxyvasicinone group, with the aim of obtaining novel multifunctional anti-Alzheimer's disease agents using deoxyvasicinone as the substrate. In vitro studies showed that almost all of the derivatives were potent inhibitors of human recombinant acetylcholinesterase (hAChE) and human serum butyrylcholinesterase (hBChE), with IC50 values in the low nanomolar range, and exhibited moderate to high inhibition of Aβ1-42 self-aggregation...
September 8, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923082/characterization-of-a-secreted-cystatin-of-the-parasitic-nematode-haemonchus-contortus-and-its-immune-modulatory-effect-on-goat-monocytes
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Yujian Wang, Lingyan Wu, Xinchao Liu, Shuai Wang, Muhammad Ehsan, RuoFeng Yan, XiaoKai Song, LiXin Xu, XiangRui Li
BACKGROUND: Haemonchosis is a disease of the small ruminant caused by a nematode parasite Haemonchus contortus, and it is most important and alarming challenges to the small ruminant's production. The infection of the H. contortus could cause high economic losses worldwide. H. contortus is a blood feeding parasite which penetrates into the abomasal mucosa to feed the blood of the host and causing the anemia and decreased total plasma protein. Modulation and suppression of the immune response of the host by nematode parasites have been reported extensively, and the cysteine protease inhibitor (cystatin) is identified as one of the major immunomodulators...
September 18, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922851/%C3%AE-endosulfine-arpp-19e-expression-in-a-rat-model-of-stroke
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Rupal I Mehta, Natalia Tsymbalyuk, Svetlana Ivanova, Jesse A Stokum, Kyoon Woo, Volodymyr Gerzanich, J Marc Simard
In nutrient restricted environments, the yeast endosulfines Igo1/2 are activated via TORC1 inhibition and function critically to initiate and coordinate the cellular stress response that promotes survival. We examined expression of αEnsa, the mammalian homolog of yeast endosulfines, in rat stroke. Prominent neuronal upregulation of αEnsa was identified in 3 patterns within the ischemic gradient: (1) neurons in GFAP-/HSF1+ cortex showed upregulation and near-complete nuclear translocation of αEnsa protein within hours of ischemic onset; (2) neurons in GFAP+/HSF1+ cortex showed upregulation in cytoplasm and nuclei that persisted for days; (3) neurons in GFAP+/HSF1- cortex showed delayed cytosolic-only upregulation that persisted for days...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921992/a-mechanistic-understanding-of-the-synergistic-potential-of-azole-fungicides-in-the-aquatic-invertebrate-gammarus-pulex
#18
Andrea Rösch, Michele Gottardi, Caroline Vignet, Nina Cedergreen, Juliane Hollender
Azole fungicides are known inhibitors of the important enzyme class cytochrome P450 monooxygenases (CYPs), thereby influencing the detoxification of co-occurring substances via biotransformation. This synergism in mixtures containing an azole has mostly been studied by effect measurements, while the underlying mechanism has been less well investigated. In this study, six azole fungicides (cyproconazole, epoxiconazole, ketoconazole, prochloraz, propiconazole and tebuconazole) were selected to investigate their synergistic potential and their CYP inhibition strength in the aquatic invertebrate Gammarus pulex...
September 18, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921988/interaction-of-food-additives-with-intestinal-efflux-transporters
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Noora Sjöstedt, Feng Deng, Oskari Rauvala, Tuomas Tepponen, Heidi Kidron
Breast cancer resistance protein (BCRP), multidrug resistance associated protein 2 (MRP2) and P-glycoprotein (P-gp) are ABC transporters that are expressed in the intestine, where they are involved in the efflux of many drugs from enterocytes back into the intestinal lumen. The inhibition of BCRP, MRP2 and P-gp can result in the enhanced absorption and exposure of substrate drugs. Food additives are widely used by the food industry to improve the stability, flavor and consistency of food products. Although they are considered safe for consumption, their interactions with intestinal transporters are poorly characterized...
September 18, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921701/an-exception-among-diatoms-unique-organization-of-genes-involved-in-isoprenoid-biosynthesis-in-rhizosolenia-setigera-ccmp-1694
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Victor Marco Emmanuel N Ferriols, Ryoko Yaginuma-Suzuki, Kazunari Fukunaga, Takashi Kadono, Masao Adachi, Shigeki Matsunaga, Shigeru Okada
The marine diatom Rhizosolenia setigera is unique among this group of microalgae given that it is one of only a handful of diatom species that can produce highly branched isoprenoid (HBI) hydrocarbons. In our efforts to determine distinguishing molecular characteristics in R. setigera CCMP 1694 that could help elucidate the underlying mechanisms for its ability to biosynthesize HBIs, we discovered the occurrence of independent genes encoding for two isopentenyl diphosphate isomerases (RsIDI1 and RsIDI2) and one squalene synthase (RsSQS), enzymes that catalyze non-consecutive steps in isoprenoid biosynthesis...
September 15, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
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