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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042303/changes-in-serum-proteins-in-dogs-with-ehrlichia-canis-infection
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Damián Escribano, Hüseyin Cihan, Silvia Martínez-Subiela, Pinar Levent, Meric Kocaturk, Nilüfer Aytug, Jose Joaquin Cerón, Asta Tvarijonaviciute, Zeki Yilmaz
The aim of this study was the identification of proteins differentially represented in the serum proteome of seropositive dogs with (Group 1) and without (Group 2) clinical-pathologic signs consistent with ehrlichiosis compared to healthy dogs. Serum samples were collected from 20 dogs of various breeds with naturally occurring ehrlichiosis (10 dogs belonged to Group 1 and 10 to Group 2) and 10 healthy dogs. Two-dimensional electrophoresis (2DE) of pooled serum for each of tge group of dogs were run in triplicate...
October 14, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031784/isobarictags-for-relative-and-absolute-quantitation-itraq-based-proteomics-for-the-investigation-of-the-effect-of-huganqingzhi-on-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-rats
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Fan Xia, Xiaorui Yao, Waijiao Tang, Chunxin Xiao, Miaoting Yang, Benjie Zhou
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Hugan Qingzhi tablet (HQT), a traditional Chinese medicine formula has been adopted for preventing and treating nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). AIM: In order to explore the anti-NAFLD mechanisms of HQT, iTRAQ-based proteomics was employed to investigate the expression profiles of proteins in NAFLD rats induced by high-fat diet after HQT treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The NAFLD rat model was administration of high-fat diet (HFD) for 12weeks and administering HQT in a daily basis to the HFD groups...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031301/zwitterionic-hydrophilic-interaction-capillary-liquid-chromatography-coupled-to-tandem-mass-spectrometry-for-the-characterization-of-human-alpha-acid-glycoprotein-n-glycan-isomers
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Montserrat Mancera-Arteu, Estela Giménez, José Barbosa, Rosa Peracaula, Victòria Sanz-Nebot
In this work, a μZIC-HILIC-MS/MS methodology was established in negative ion mode for the characterization of glycan isomers. The possibility to separate the glycan isomers by the μZIC-HILIC strategy coupled to a high resolution tandem mass spectrometry detection permitted us to obtain valuable information about each glycan structure. The most important diagnostic ion fragments previously described to characterize structural features of glycans, were evaluated in this study using hAGP as model glycoprotein...
October 23, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992104/a-simplified-and-sensitive-method-to-identify-alzheimer-s-disease-biomarker-candidates-using-patient-derived-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-ipscs
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Keiro Shirotani, Kazuya Matsuo, Sumio Ohtsuki, Takeshi Masuda, Masashi Asai, Yumiko Kutoku, Yutaka Ohsawa, Yoshihide Sunada, Takayuki Kondo, Haruhisa Inoue, Nobuhisa Iwata
We developed a simplified and sensitive method to identify Alzheimer's disease (AD) biomarker candidates by a quantitative and targeted proteomic analysis (combination of liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry and multiplexed-multiple reaction monitoring/selected reaction monitoring analysis) of culture media from neurons differentiated from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) established from AD patients. We found that alpha-1-acid glycoprotein (ORM1) was decreased in the culture media of AD-iPSC-derived neurons, consistent with previous observations for AD patient cerebrospinal fluid, thus validating our new strategy...
September 4, 2017: Journal of Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948673/piperine-decreases-binding-of-drugs-to-human-plasma-and-increases-uptake-by-brain-microvascular-endothelial-cells
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Raghvendra K Dubey, Brigitte Leeners, Bruno Imthurn, Gabriele Susanne Merki-Feld, Marinella Rosselli
We previously reported that piperine, an active alkaloidal principal of black and long peppers, enhances drug bioavailability by inhibiting drug metabolism. Another mechanism influencing drug availability/uptake is its free fraction. Since piperine is highly lipophilic, we hypothesize that it could also interact with drugs through binding displacement and influence their bioavailability. Accordingly, using equilibrium dialysis, we investigated whether piperine alters the binding of model drug ligands, that is flunitrazepam, diazepam, warfarin, salicylic acid, propranolol, lidocaine, and disopyramide to human plasma (n = 4)...
September 26, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944674/analysis-of-o-glycopeptides-by-acetone-enrichment-and-capillary-electrophoresis-mass-spectrometry
#6
Montserrat Mancera-Arteu, Estela Giménez, Fernando Benavente, Jose Barbosa, Victoria Sanz-Nebot
Acetone precipitation was evaluated as a rapid, simple, low-cost and efficient method for the selective purification of O-glycopeptides from enzymatic digests of glycoproteins. Ovalbumin (OVA), human and bovin alpha-1-acid glycoprotein (hAGP and bAGP), human apolipoprotein C-III (APO-C3) and recombinant human erythropoietin (rhEPO) were used to obtain enzymatic digests with a broad and varied set of peptides, N-glycopeptides and O-glycopeptides. After digestion and before capillary electrophoresis mass spectrometry (CE-MS) analysis, the amount of ice-cold acetone added to the digests was optimized to maximize recoveries of O-glycopeptides...
September 25, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944578/impact-of-a-central-scaffold-on-the-binding-affinity-of-fragment-pairs-isolated-from-dna-encoded-self-assembling-chemical-libraries
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Martina Bigatti, Alberto Dal Corso, Sara Vanetti, Samuele Cazzamalli, Ulrike Rieder, Jörg Scheuermann, Dario Neri, Filippo Sladojevich
The screening of encoded self-assembling chemical libraries allows the identification of fragment pairs that bind to adjacent pockets on target proteins of interest. For practical applications, it is necessary to link these ligand pairs into discrete organic molecules, devoid of any nucleic acid component. Here we describe the discovery of a synergistic binding pair for acid alpha-1 glycoprotein and a chemical strategy for the identification of optimal linkers, connecting the two fragments. The procedure yielded a set of small organic ligands, the best of which exhibited a dissociation constant of 9...
September 24, 2017: ChemMedChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903783/the-purification-of-reduced-%C3%AE-2-glycoprotein-i-showed-its-native-activity-in-vitro
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Saijun Zhou, Ming Lu, Jiantong Zhao, Shuaihui Liu, Xin Li, Rui Zhang, Hongyan Liu, Pei Yu
BACKGROUND: New evidence has shown that reduced β2-glycoprotein I (β2GPI) has anti-oxidative stress and anti-inflammatory activity. However, the details are still poorly understood. This study aims to prepare stable reduced β2GPI with its native bioactivity in vitro. METHODS: Human β2GPI was purified from plasma first with perchloric acid precipitation and then purified with a series of chromatography methods including Sephadex G-25 desalting, SP HP, AF-heparin HC-650 M, and Sephacryl S-200...
September 13, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875469/a-panel-of-autoantibodies-against-neural-proteins-as-peripheral-biomarker-for-pesticide-induced-neurotoxicity
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Heba Allah Abd El Rahman, Mohamed Salama, Seham A Gad El-Hak, Mona A El-Harouny, Passent ElKafrawy, Mohamed B Abou-Donia
In the present study, we screened the sera of subjects chronically exposed to mixtures of pesticides (composed mainly of organophosphorus compounds (OPs) and others) and developed neurological symptoms for the presence of autoantibodies against cytoskeletal neural proteins. OPs have a well-characterized clinical profile resulting from acute cholinergic crisis. However, some of these compounds cause neuronal degeneration and demyelination known as organophosphorus compound-induced delayed neurotoxicity (OPIDN) and/or organophosphorus compound-induced chronic neurotoxicity (OPICN)...
September 5, 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864256/pica-is-prevalent-and-strongly-associated-with-iron-deficiency-among-hispanic-pregnant-women-living-in-the-united-states
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Aditi Roy, Elena Fuentes-Afflick, Lia C H Fernald, Sera L Young
INTRODUCTION: Anecdotal evidence suggests that pica occurs among Hispanic women in the United States, especially during pregnancy. However, the prevalence and socio-demographic and biological factors associated with pica in this population have not been adequately identified. METHODS: Trained, bilingual study personnel conducted structured interviews at public health clinics in Salinas Valley, California with 187 pregnant Hispanic women in their 2nd or 3rd trimesters of pregnancy...
August 31, 2017: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805076/assessing-serum-metabolite-profiles-as-predictors-for-feed-efficiency-in-broiler-chickens-reared-at-geographically-distant-locations
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B U Metzler-Zebeli, E Magowan, M Hollmann, M E E Ball, A Molnár, P G Lawlor, R J Hawken, N E O'Connell, Q Zebeli
1. The objective of this study was to investigate differences in growth performance, serum intermediary metabolites, acute-phase-proteins and white blood cells in low, medium and high residual feed intake (RFI) chickens. It was also assessed if the environment affects the FE and FE-related performance and serum profiles of chickens. Individual BW and feed intake (FI) were recorded from d 7 of life. At 5 weeks of age, female and male broiler chickens (Cobb 500) were selected according to their RFI (L1: Austria; L2: UK; n = 9/RFI group, sex and location) and blood samples were collected...
August 14, 2017: British Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794293/association-of-pulmonary-hypertension-with-inflammation-and-fluid-overload-in-hemodialysis-patients
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Hugo Hyung Bok Yoo, Roberto Dos Reis, Wagner Moneda Telini, Lidiane Rodrigues Telini, João Carlos Hueb, Silmeia Garcia Zanati Bazan, Pasqual Barretti, Luis Cuadrado Martin, Thais Thomaz Queluz
INTRODUCTION: Pulmonary hypertension (PH) has been reported in hemodialysis patients, but data regarding its pathogenesis are scarce. This study aimed to evaluate the role of fluid overload in PH and its interrelationships with the usual biomarkers of micro-inflammatory state in hemodialysis patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In is a cross-sectional and prospective study, 119 consecutive hemodialysis patients at a Brazilian referral university hospital were evaluated between March 2007 and February 2013...
July 2017: Iranian Journal of Kidney Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782526/ascites-interferes-with-the-activity-of-lurbinectedin-and-trabectedin-potential-role-of-their-binding-to-alpha-1-acid-glycoprotein
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E Erba, M Romano, M Gobbi, M Zucchetti, M Ferrari, C Matteo, N Panini, B Colmegna, G Caratti, L Porcu, R Fruscio, M V Perlangeli, D Mezzanzanica, D Lorusso, F Raspagliesi, M D'Incalci
Trabectedin and its analogue lurbinectedin are effective drugs used in the treatment of ovarian cancer. Since the presence of ascites is a frequent event in advanced ovarian cancer we asked the question whether ascites could modify the activity of these compounds against ovarian cancer cells. The cytotoxicity induced by trabectedin or lurbinectedin against A2780, OVCAR-5 cell lines or primary culture of human ovarian cancer cells was compared by performing treatment in regular medium or in ascites taken from either nude mice or ovarian cancer patients...
August 4, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763030/the-binding-effect-of-proteins-on-medications-and-its-impact-on-electrochemical-sensing-antipsychotic-clozapine-as-a-case-study
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George E Banis, Thomas Winkler, Patricia Barton, Sheryl E Chocron, Eunkyoung Kim, Deanna L Kelly, Gregory F Payne, Hadar Ben-Yoav, Reza Ghodssi
Clozapine (CLZ), a dibenzodiazepine, is demonstrated as the optimal antipsychotic for patients suffering from treatment-resistant schizophrenia. Like many other drugs, understanding the concentration of CLZ in a patient's blood is critical for managing the patients' symptoms, side effects, and overall treatment efficacy. To that end, various electrochemical techniques have been adapted due to their capabilities in concentration-dependent sensing. An open question associated with electrochemical CLZ monitoring is whether drug-protein complexes (i...
August 1, 2017: Pharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753651/schistosome-egg-antigens-including-the-glycoprotein-ipse-alpha-1-trigger-the-development-of-regulatory-b-cells
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Simone Haeberlein, Katja Obieglo, Arifa Ozir-Fazalalikhan, Mathilde A M Chayé, Henrike Veninga, Luciën E P M van der Vlugt, Astrid Voskamp, Louis Boon, Joke M M den Haan, Lotte B Westerhof, Ruud H P Wilbers, Arjen Schots, Gabriele Schramm, Cornelis H Hokke, Hermelijn H Smits
Infection with the helminth Schistosoma (S.) mansoni drives the development of interleukin (IL)-10-producing regulatory B (Breg) cells in mice and man, which have the capacity to reduce experimental allergic airway inflammation and are thus of high therapeutic interest. However, both the involved antigen and cellular mechanisms that drive Breg cell development remain to be elucidated. Therefore, we investigated whether S. mansoni soluble egg antigens (SEA) directly interact with B cells to enhance their regulatory potential, or act indirectly on B cells via SEA-modulated macrophage subsets...
July 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734272/glycosylation-patterns-of-selected-proteins-in-individual-serum-and-cerebrospinal-fluid-samples
#16
Isabella Karlsson, Lorena Ndreu, Alessandro Quaranta, Gunnar Thorsén
A method we previously developed has been applied to the determination of the glycosylation pattern of specific proteins in biological samples. Six proteins (alpha-1-antitrypsin, transferrin, haptoglobin, C1 inhibitor, alpha-1 acid glycoprotein, and immunoglobulin G) were studied in serum samples from five individuals and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) samples from three individuals, to investigate the expected normal distribution of glycosylation patterns and to assess whether this methodology can be used to discriminate between samples from different individuals...
October 25, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681077/direct-analysis-of-site-specific-n-glycopeptides-of-serological-proteins-in-dried-blood-spot-samples
#17
Na Young Choi, Heeyoun Hwang, Eun Sun Ji, Gun Wook Park, Ju Yeon Lee, Hyun Kyoung Lee, Jin Young Kim, Jong Shin Yoo
Dried blood spot (DBS) samples have a number of advantages, especially with respect to ease of collection, transportation, and storage and to reduce biohazard risk. N-glycosylation is a major post-translational modification of proteins in human blood that is related to a variety of biological functions, including metastasis, cell-cell interactions, inflammation, and immunization. Here, we directly analyzed tryptic N-glycopeptides from glycoproteins in DBS samples using liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) without centrifugation of blood samples, depletion of major proteins, desalting of tryptic peptides, and enrichment of N-glycopeptides...
August 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667317/an-autoregressive-logistic-model-to-predict-the-reciprocal-effects-of-oviductal-fluid-components-on-in-vitro-spermophagy-by-neutrophils-in-cattle
#18
Rasoul Kowsar, Behrooz Keshtegar, Mohamed A Marey, Akio Miyamoto
After intercourse/insemination, large numbers of sperm are deposited in the female reproductive tract (FRT), triggering a massive recruitment of neutrophils (PMNs) into the FRT, possibly to eliminate excessive sperm via phagocytosis. Some bovine oviductal fluid components (BOFCs) have been shown to regulate in vitro sperm phagocytosis (spermophagy) by PMNs. The modeling approach-based logistic regression (LR) and autoregressive logistic regression (ALR) can be used to predict the behavior of complex biological systems...
June 30, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621608/glycosylation-change-of-alpha-1-acid-glycoprotein-as-a-serum-biomarker-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-and-cirrhosis
#19
Delin Zhang, Jianzhao Huang, Dan Luo, Xinfu Feng, Yan Liu, Yan Liu
AIM: This research is to explore the glycosylation change of alpha-1-acid glycoprotein (AGP) in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), cirrhosis and controls. METHODS: The affinity chromatography and lectin affinity techniques were used to separate and enrich glycosylated AGP, and combined with mass spectrometry to identify and relatively quantify the glycopeptides from AGP. RESULTS: The sialylation and fucosylation of AGP were different among HCC, cirrhosis and controls...
May 2017: Biomarkers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587964/nicotinic-acetylcholine-receptor-alpha-1-nachr%C3%AE-1-subunit-peptides-as-potential-antiviral-agents-against-rabies-virus
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Basavaraj Sajjanar, Kalyani Dhusia, Shikha Saxena, Vinay Joshi, Deepika Bisht, Dimpal Thakuria, Gundallahalli B Manjunathareddy, Pramod W Ramteke, Satish Kumar
Rabies virus (RABV) is neurotropic and infects all warm-blooded animals. The binding of the virus with host cell receptor components is critical for infection. The present study reports the interaction of nicotinic acetylcholine receptor alpha 1 (nAChRα1) peptides with the rabies virus glycoprotein (RABVG) to design potential anti-rabies agents. The nAChRα1peptide sequences from different species (bovine, human and electric fish/torpedo) were synthesized and their secondary structures were characterized using CD spectroscopy...
November 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
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