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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054115/reversible-mono-adp-ribosylation-of-dna-breaks
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Deeksha Munnur, Ivan Ahel
ADP-ribosylation is a chemical modification of macromolecules that plays an important role in regulation of quintessential biological processes such as DNA repair, transcription, chromatin remodelling, stress response, apoptosis, bacterial metabolism and many others. ADP-ribosylation is carried out by ADP-ribosyltransferase proteins, such as poly(ADP-ribose) polymerases (PARPs) that transfer either monomer or polymers of ADP-ribose onto the molecular targets by using nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD(+) ) as a cofactor...
October 20, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054072/cysteine-perthiosulfenic-acid-cys-ssoh-a-novel-intermediate-in-thiol-based-redox-signaling
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David E Heppner, Milena Hristova, Tomoaki Ida, Ana Mijuskovic, Christopher M Dustin, Virág Bogdándi, Jon M Fukuto, Tobias P Dick, Péter Nagy, Jianing Li, Takaaki Akaike, Albert van der Vliet
The reversible oxidation of protein cysteine residues (Cys-SH) is a key reaction in cellular redox signaling involving initial formation of sulfenic acids (Cys-SOH), which are commonly detected using selective dimedone-based probes. Here, we report that significant portions of dimedone-tagged proteins are susceptible to cleavage by DTT reflecting the presence of perthiosulfenic acid species (Cys-SSOH) due to similar oxidation of hydropersulfides (Cys-SSH), since Cys-S-dimedone adducts are stable toward DTT...
October 9, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053994/dietary-resveratrol-confers-apoptotic-resistance-to-oxidative-stress-in-myoblasts
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Satoshi Haramizu, Shinichi Asano, David C Butler, David A Stanton, Ameena Hajira, Junaith S Mohamed, Stephen E Alway
High levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS) contribute to muscle cell death in aging and disuse. We have previously found that resveratrol can reduce oxidative stress in response to aging and hindlimb unloading in rodents in vivo, but it was not known if resveratrol would protect muscle stem cells during repair or regeneration when oxidative stress is high. To test the protective role of resveratrol on muscle stem cells directly, we treated the C2C12 mouse myoblast cell line with moderate (100 μM) or very high (1 mM) levels of H2O2 in the presence or absence of resveratrol...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053988/intermedin-reduces-neointima-formation-by-regulating-vascular-smooth-muscle-cell-phenotype-via-camp-pka-pathway
#4
Qing Zhu, Xian-Qiang Ni, Wei-Wei Lu, Jin-Sheng Zhang, Jin-Ling Ren, Di Wu, Yao Chen, Lin-Shuang Zhang, Yan-Rong Yu, Chao-Shu Tang, Yong-Fen Qi
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Vascular smooth muscle cell (VSMC) dedifferentiation contributes to neointima formation, which results in various vascular disorders. Intermedin (IMD), a cardiovascular paracrine/autocrine polypeptide, is involved in maintaining circulatory homeostasis. However, whether IMD protects against neointima formation remains largely unknown. The purpose of this study is to investigate the role of IMD in neointima formation and the possible mechanism. METHODS: IMD1-53 (100ng/kg/h) or saline water was used on rat carotid-artery balloon-injury model...
October 9, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053959/restoration-of-replication-fork-stability-in-brca1-and-brca2-deficient-cells-by-inactivation-of-snf2-family-fork-remodelers
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Angelo Taglialatela, Silvia Alvarez, Giuseppe Leuzzi, Vincenzo Sannino, Lepakshi Ranjha, Jen-Wei Huang, Chioma Madubata, Roopesh Anand, Brynn Levy, Raul Rabadan, Petr Cejka, Vincenzo Costanzo, Alberto Ciccia
To ensure the completion of DNA replication and maintenance of genome integrity, DNA repair factors protect stalled replication forks upon replication stress. Previous studies have identified a critical role for the tumor suppressors BRCA1 and BRCA2 in preventing the degradation of nascent DNA by the MRE11 nuclease after replication stress. Here we show that depletion of SMARCAL1, a SNF2-family DNA translocase that remodels stalled forks, restores replication fork stability and reduces the formation of replication stress-induced DNA breaks and chromosomal aberrations in BRCA1/2-deficient cells...
October 19, 2017: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053870/effects-of-hydroxychloride-and-sulfate-form-of-zinc-and-manganese-supplementation-on-superoxide-dismutase-activity-and-immune-responses-post-lipopolysaccharide-challenge-in-poultry-fed-marginally-lower-doses-of-zinc-and-manganese
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V Perez, R Shanmugasundaram, M Sifri, T M Parr, R K Selvaraj
Effects of hydroxychloride (OHCl) and sulfate form of zinc and manganese supplementation on immune responses of birds fed marginally lower levels of zinc and manganese during an experimental lipopolysaccharide (LPS) injection were studied. In experiment I, 30-week-old layer birds were fed 50 mg/kg Zn+45 mg/kg Mn or 100 mg/kg Zn+90 mg/kg Mn in sulfate or OHCl form and injected with 0 or 500 μg/kg LPS in a 2 (50 mg Zn+45 mg Mn and 100 mg Zn+90 mg Mn) X 2 (sulfate and OHCl) X 2 (0 and 500 μg LPS) factorial setup of treatments for 10 weeks...
September 14, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053867/molecular-cloning-and-functional-analysis-of-peafowl-pavo-cristatus-toll-like-receptor-7
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H Song, M Zhang, W Gao, L Wu, G Li
In order to clone the peafowl (Pavo cristatus) Toll-like receptor 7 (TLR7) gene and study its biological function, the peafowl TLR7 coding sequences (CDS) were amplified by PCR of cDNA from the whole spleen of peafowl. The full-length sequence of the peafowl TLR7 gene CDS is 3,141 bp and encodes a 1,046-amino acid protein with a classic TLR composition of 16 leucine-rich repeats (LRR). Insertions of amino acids were found at position 15 of LRR2, LRR5, LRR7, LRR9, LRR11, LRR12, LRR14, and LRR15; and position 10 of LRR11...
October 5, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053856/propolis-supplementation-attenuates-the-negative-effects-of-oxidative-stress-induced-by-paraquat-injection-on-productive-performance-and-immune-function-in-turkey-poults
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Ahmed O Abass, Nancy N Kamel, Walaa H Khalifa, G F Gouda, M A F El-Manylawi, Gamal M K Mehaisen, Magdi M Mashaly
Paraquat (PQ) is used as a herbicide in agriculture and causes oxidative and inflammatory damage to animal tissues. The current study was conducted to investigate the positive effects of dietary propolis (PR), as a potent naturally produced antioxidant, on growth performance and immune function of turkey poults exposed to oxidative stress induced by PQ injection. Native male turkey poults (n = 120, 49-d-old) were randomly assigned into 4 groups: poults received a basal diet with a daily subcutaneous PQ injection of 5 mg/kg BW for 7 consecutive days (PQ group), an experimental diet containing 1 g/kg PR with a daily subcutaneous PQ injection for 7 days (PR+PQ group), or received the experimental PR diet with a daily subcutaneous injection of 0...
October 5, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053824/chemogenetic-locus-coeruleus-activation-restores-reversal-learning-in-a-rat-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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Jacki M Rorabaugh, Termpanit Chalermpalanupap, Christian A Botz-Zapp, Vanessa M Fu, Natalie A Lembeck, Robert M Cohen, David Weinshenker
Clinical evidence suggests that aberrant tau accumulation in the locus coeruleus and noradrenergic dysfunction may be a critical early step in Alzheimer's disease progression. Yet, an accurate preclinical model of these phenotypes that includes early pretangle tau accrual in the locus coeruleus, loss of locus coeruleus innervation and deficits locus coeruleus/norepinephrine modulated behaviours, does not exist, hampering the identification of underlying mechanisms and the development of locus coeruleus-based therapies...
September 25, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053801/parathyroid-hormone-related-protein-induced-hypercalcemia-of-pregnancy-successfully-reversed-by-a-dopamine-agonist
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Elizabeth M Winter, Natasha M Appelman-Dijkstra
Context: Parathyroid hormone related protein (PTH-rP) induced hypercalcemia or pseudophyperparathyroidism during pregnancy is a condition that can result in serious foetal and maternal complications. Among others, breast tissue might be the cause of this PTH-rP production, in which case medical treatment is possible, as we describe in this case. Setting: A 32-year old woman presented in the15th week of pregnancy with massive enlargement of breasts and abdominal pain due to severe hypercalcemia, hypercalciuria and suppressed PTH...
October 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053731/determination-of-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-and-%C3%AE%C2%BA-opioid-receptors-in-forebrain-cortex-of-rats-exposed-to-morphine-for-10-days-comparison-with-animals-after-20-days-of-morphine-withdrawal
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Hana Ujcikova, Martina Hlouskova, Kristina Cechova, Katerina Stolarova, Lenka Roubalova, Petr Svoboda
BACKGROUND: Chronic exposure of mammalian organism to morphine results in adaption to persistent high opioid tone through homeostatic adjustments. Our previous results indicated that in the frontal brain cortex (FBC) of rats exposed to morphine for 10 days, such a compensatory adjustment was detected as large up-regulation of adenylylcyclases I (8-fold) and II (2.5-fold). The other isoforms of AC (III-IX) were unchanged. Importantly, the increase of ACI and ACII was reversible as it disappeared after 20 days of morphine withdrawal...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053698/simultaneous-multi-surface-anodizations-and-stair-like-reverse-biases-detachment-of-anodic-aluminum-oxides-in-sulfuric-and-oxalic-acid-electrolyte
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Healin Im, Seok Hwan Jeong, Dong Hyuk Park, Sunkook Kim, Young Ki Hong
After reporting on the two-step anodization, nanoporous anodic aluminum oxides (AAOs) have been widely utilized in the versatile fields of fundamental sciences and industrial applications owing to their periodic arrangement of nanopores with relatively high aspect ratio. However, the techniques reported so far, which could be only valid for mono-surface anodization, show critical disadvantages, i.e., time-consuming as well as complicated procedures, requiring toxic chemicals, and wasting valuable natural resources...
October 5, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053679/measuring-the-effect-of-chemicals-on-the-growth-and-reproduction-of-caenorhabditis-elegans
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So Young Lee, Kyungsu Kang
Toxicological evaluation is crucial for understanding the effects of chemicals on living organisms in basic and applied biological science fields. A non-mammalian soil round worm, Caenorhabditis elegans, is a valuable model organism for toxicology studies due to its convenience and lack of animal ethics issues compared with mammalian animal systems. In this protocol, a detailed procedure of toxicological evaluation of chemicals in C. elegans is described. A clinical anticancer drug, etoposide, which targets human topoisomerase II and inhibits DNA replication of human cancer cells, was selected as a model testing chemical...
October 5, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053672/sample-extraction-and-simultaneous-chromatographic-quantitation-of-doxorubicin-and-mitomycin-c-following-drug-combination-delivery-in-nanoparticles-to-tumor-bearing-mice
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Rui Xue Zhang, Tian Zhang, King Chen, Ji Cheng, Paris Lai, Andrew M Rauth, K Sandy Pang, Xiao Yu Wu
Combination chemotherapy is frequently used in the clinic for cancer treatment; however, associated adverse effects to normal tissue may limit its therapeutic benefit. Nanoparticle-based drug combination has been shown to mitigate the problems encountered by free drug combination therapy. Our previous studies have shown that the combination of two anticancer drugs, doxorubicin (DOX) and mitomycin C (MMC), produced a synergistic effect against both murine and human breast cancer cells in vitro. DOX and MMC co-loaded polymer-lipid hybrid nanoparticles (DMPLN) bypassed various efflux transporter pumps that confer multidrug resistance and demonstrated enhanced efficacy in breast tumor models...
October 5, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053632/protective-effect-of-flavonoids-from-ziziphus-jujuba-cv-jinsixiaozao-against-acetaminophen-induced-liver-injury-by-inhibiting-oxidative-stress-and-inflammation-in-mice
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Weizhen Huang, Yongjie Wang, Xiaoyan Jiang, Yueyue Sun, Zhongxi Zhao, Siying Li
This study was aimed to investigate the chemical composition, antioxidant activities and hepatoprotective effect of flavonoids from Ziziphus jujuba cv. Jinsixiaozao (ZJF). The composition of ZJF was analyzed by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and Liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS), and antioxidant properties were investigated by biological assays in vitro. The hepatoprotective activity of ZJF was evaluated in acetaminophen (APAP)-treated BALB/c mice. Results indicate that ZJF displayed significant antioxidant capacity...
October 20, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053336/interplay-between-ezh2-and-g9a-regulates-cxcl10-gene-repression-in-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
#16
William R Coward, Oliver J Brand, Alice Pasini, Gisli Jenkins, Alan J Knox, Linhua Pang
Selective repression of the antifibrotic gene CXCL10 contributes to tissue remodelling in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). We have previously reported that histone deacetylation and histone H3 lysine 9 (H3K9) methylation are involved in CXCL10 repression. This study explored the role of H3K27 methylation and the interplay between the two histone lysine methyltransferases, Enhancer of Zest Homolog 2 (EZH2) and G9a, in CXCL10 repression in IPF. By applying chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP), Re-ChIP and proximity ligation assays, we demonstrated that, like G9a-mediated H3K9 methylation, EZH2-mediated H3K27me3 was significantly enriched at the CXCL10 promoter in fibroblasts from IPF lungs (F-IPF) compared with fibroblasts from non-fibrotic lungs (F-NL) and that EZH2 and G9a physically interacted with each other...
October 20, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053312/topological-transitions-and-fractional-charges-induced-by-strain-and-a-magnetic-field-in-carbon-nanotubes
#17
Yonathan Efroni, Shahal Ilani, Erez Berg
We show that carbon nanotubes (CNT) can be driven through a topological phase transition using either strain or a magnetic field. This can naturally lead to Jackiw-Rebbi soliton states carrying fractionalized charges, similar to those found in a domain wall in the Su-Schrieffer-Heeger model, in a setup with a spatially inhomogeneous strain and an axial field. Two types of fractionalized states can be formed at the interface between regions with different strain: a spin-charge separated state with integer charge and spin zero (or zero charge and spin ±ℏ/2), and a state with charge ±e/2 and spin ±ℏ/4...
October 6, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053300/proximity-effects-in-bilayer-graphene-on-monolayer-wse_-2-field-effect-spin-valley-locking-spin-orbit-valve-and-spin-transistor
#18
Martin Gmitra, Jaroslav Fabian
Proximity orbital and spin-orbit effects of bilayer graphene on monolayer WSe_{2} are investigated from first principles. We find that the built-in electric field induces an orbital band gap of about 10 meV in bilayer graphene. Remarkably, the proximity spin-orbit splitting for holes is 2 orders of magnitude-the spin-orbit splitting of the valence band at K is about 2 meV-more than for electrons. Effectively, holes experience spin valley locking due to the strong proximity of the lower graphene layer to WSe_{2}...
October 6, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053291/double-helix-nodal-line-superconductor
#19
Xiao-Qi Sun, Biao Lian, Shou-Cheng Zhang
Time-reversal invariant superconductors in three dimensions may contain nodal lines in the Brillouin zone, which behave as Wilson loops of 3D momentum-space Chern-Simons theory of the Berry connection. Here we study the conditions of realizing linked nodal lines (Wilson loops), which yield a topological contribution to the thermal magnetoelectric coefficient that is given by the Chern-Simons action. We find the essential conditions are the existence of torus or higher genus Fermi surfaces and spiral spin textures...
October 6, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053272/cardiotoxins-functional-role-of-local-conformational-changes
#20
Anastasia G Konshina, Nikolay A Krylov, Roman G Efremov
Cardiotoxins (CTs) from snake venoms are a family of homologous highly basic proteins that have extended hydrophobic patterns on their molecular surfaces. CTs are folded into three β-structured loops stabilized by four disulfide bridges. Being well-structured in aqueous solution, most of these proteins are membrane-active, although the exact molecular mechanisms of CT-induced cell damage are still poorly understood. To elucidate the structure-function relationships in CTs, a detailed knowledge of their spatial organization and local conformational dynamics is required...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling
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