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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087279/alpha-2-macroglobulin-and-heparin-cofactor-ii-and-the-vulnerability-of-carotid-atherosclerotic-plaques-an-itraq-based-analysis
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Jinmao Li, Xi Liu, Ying Xiang, Xueying Ding, Teng Wang, Ying Liu, Maojia Yin, Changhong Tan, Fen Deng, Lifen Chen
Rupture of carotid atherosclerotic plaque may cause stroke, while few biomarker in clinic can evaluate carotid plaque vulnerability. In this study, we divided the recruited participants into no plaque, stable plaque, and vulnerable plaque group according to carotid ultrasonography, and screened the differentially expressed proteins in plasma of these participants using isobaric tags for relative and absolute quantitation labeling coupled with liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. 28 proteins were identified differentially expressed, among which alpha-2-macroglobulin (α2M) and heparin cofactor II (HCII) were found to be at hub position in the interactions of these proteins by STRING analysis and were selected for enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay measurement to assess their relevance with carotid plaques vulnerability and diagnostic efficiency...
January 10, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073367/no-convincing-association-between-genetic-markers-and-respiratory-symptoms-results-of-a-gwa-study
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Xiang Zeng, Judith M Vonk, Kim de Jong, Xijin Xu, Xia Huo, H Marike Boezen
BACKGROUND: Respiratory symptoms are associated with accelerated lung function decline, and increased hospitalization and mortality rates in the general population. Although several environmental risk factors for respiratory symptoms are known, knowledge on genetic risk factors is lacking. We aim to identify genetic variants associated with respiratory symptoms by genome-wide association (GWA) analyses. METHODS: We conducted the first GWA study on cough, dyspnea and phlegm among 7,976 participants in the LifeLines I cohort and used the LifeLines II cohort (n = 5,260) and the Vlagtwedde-Vlaardingen cohort (n = 1,529) for replication...
January 10, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055129/long-term-ethanol-exposure-decreases-the-endotoxin-induced-hepatic-acute-phase-response-in-rats
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Emilie Glavind, Hendrik Vilstrup, Henning Grønbaek, Stephen Hamilton-Dutoit, Nils Erik Magnusson, Karen Louise Thomsen
BACKGROUND: Long-term excess alcohol intake predisposes to infectious diseases. The hepatic acute phase response is a component of the innate immune system and is part of the first line of defense against invading pathogens, which may be compromised by alcohol. We aimed to investigate whether an induced acute phase response is impaired in long-term ethanol-fed rats. METHODS: For six weeks, rats were either fed a Lieber-DeCarli ethanol-containing (36% as calories) liquid diet ad libitum or calorically pair-fed...
January 5, 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027986/alpha-2-macroglobulin-is-a-modulator-of-prophenoloxidase-system-in-pacific-white-shrimp-litopenaeus-vannamai
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Sirikwan Ponprateep, Tipachai Vatanavicharn, Chu Fang Lo, Anchalee Tassanakajon, Vichien Rimphanitchayakit
The shrimp multifunctional protein alpha-2-macroglobulin (A2M) is abundantly expressed in plasma, highly up-regulated upon microbial infection and involved in several immune pathways such as blood clotting system, phagocytosis and melanization. Herein, the function of LvA2M from Litopenaeus vannamei on the prophenoloxidase (proPO) system is reported. The recombinant (r)LvA2M produced strongly and specifically inhibited trypsin and the PO activity in shrimp plasma in a dose-dependent manner. Silencing of LvA2M led to an increase in the PO activity in shrimp plasma although the expression of proPO-associated genes, proPO-activating enzyme (PPAE) and prophenoloxidase (proPO) but not the proPO-activating factor (PPAF) was down-regulated...
December 24, 2016: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025641/itraq-based-proteomics-identification-of-serum-biomarkers-of-two-chronic-hepatitis-b-subtypes-diagnosed-by-traditional-chinese-medicine
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Jiankun Yang, Lichao Yang, Baixue Li, Weilong Zhou, Sen Zhong, Zhenhua Zhuang, Bin Yang, Maoshan Chen, Quansheng Feng
Background. Chronic infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV) is a leading cause of cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. By traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) pattern classification, damp heat stasis in the middle-jiao (DHSM) and liver Qi stagnation and spleen deficiency (LSSD) are two most common subtypes of CHB. Results. In this study, we employed iTRAQ proteomics technology to identify potential serum protein biomarkers in 30 LSSD-CHB and 30 DHSM-CHB patients. Of the total 842 detected proteins, 273 and 345 were differentially expressed in LSSD-CHB and DHSM-CHB patients compared to healthy controls, respectively...
2016: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011341/how-schistosomes-alter-the-human-serum-proteome
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Akram A Da'dara, Giles Siddons, Melissa Icaza, Qiang Wang, Patrick J Skelly
Schistosomes are intravascular parasitic worms that cause the debilitating disease schistosomiasis. To better understand how these long-lived parasites may subvert host immune and hemostatic capabilities, we examine here the impact of adult Schistosoma mansoni worms on the human serum proteome. Normal human serum (150μl) was incubated at 37°C for one hour either in the presence or absence of adult worms (∼50 pairs). Thereafter parasites were removed, serum samples were labeled and their proteins resolved for comparative analysis by 2D-Differential in-Gel Electrophoresis (2D-DIGE)...
December 20, 2016: Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872486/alpha-2-macroglobulin-in-alzheimer-s-disease-a-marker-of-neuronal-injury-through-the-rcan1-pathway
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V R Varma, S Varma, Y An, T J Hohman, S Seddighi, R Casanova, A Beri, E B Dammer, N T Seyfried, O Pletnikova, A Moghekar, M R Wilson, J J Lah, R J O'Brien, A I Levey, J C Troncoso, M S Albert, M Thambisetty
Preclinical changes that precede the onset of symptoms and eventual diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD) are a target for potential preventive interventions. A large body of evidence suggests that inflammation is closely associated with AD pathogenesis and may be a promising target pathway for such interventions. However, little is known about the association between systemic inflammation and preclinical AD pathophysiology. We first examined whether the acute-phase protein, alpha-2 macroglobulin (A2M), a major component of the innate immune system, was associated with cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) markers of neuronal injury in preclinical AD and risk of incident AD in the predictors of cognitive decline among normal individuals (BIOCARD) cohort...
January 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846748/beneficial-effects-of-natural-eggshell-membrane-nem-on-multiple-indices-of-arthritis-in-collagen-induced-arthritic-rats
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Karen J Wedekind, Kevin J Ruff, Cindy A Atwell, Joseph L Evans, Alison M Bendele
OBJECTIVES: This study was performed to evaluate the potential efficacy of natural eggshell membrane (NEM) in collagen-induced arthritic rats, a well-established rodent model of inflammation and rheumatoid arthritis. METHODS: Rats with developing type II collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) were treated once daily by oral gavage on study days -14 to 17 with vehicle or NEM (52 mg/kg body weight). Rats were euthanized on study day 17. Efficacy was assessed by daily ankle caliper measurements, ankle diameter expressed as area under the curve (AUCd0-17), and histopathologic evaluation of ankles and knees...
December 21, 2016: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815023/comparative-analysis-of-the-serum-proteome-for-biomarker-discovery-to-reveal-hepatotoxicity-induced-by-iron-ion-radiation-in-mice
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Hongyan Li, Yuxuan He, Cuixia Di, Jiawei Yan, Hong Zhang
AIMS: Proteomic analysis of serum biomarkers to determine liver toxicity after exposure to cosmic radiation has not been performed previously. This study was to identify serum biomarkers associated with hepatotoxicity following exposure to iron ion radiation. MAIN METHODS: Male mice were whole-body irradiated with a 2grayunit (Gy) iron ion beam, and after 3months, serum and liver samples were collected. Two-dimensional electrophoresis (2-DE) was used to separate the identified serum proteins, and matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization tandem mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF-TOF) was performed to identify differentially expressed proteins...
December 15, 2016: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809461/differentially-expressed-serum-proteins-associated-with-calcium-regulation-and-hypocalcemia-in-dairy-cows
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Shi Shu, Yunlong Bai, Gang Wang, Xinhuan Xiao, Ziling Fan, Jiang Zhang, Chang Zhao, Yang Zhao, Cheng Xia, Hongyou Zhang
Hypocalcemia is an important metabolic disease of dairy cows during the transition period, although the effect of hypocalcemia on biological function in dairy cows remains unknown. In this study, proteomic, mass spectrum, bioinformatics and western blotting were employed to identify differentially expressed proteins related to serum Ca concentration. Serum samples from dairy cows were collected at three time points: 3rd days before calving (day -3), the day of calving (day 0), and 3rd days after calving (day +3)...
November 3, 2016: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27787755/antimicrobial-peptide-isolated-from-bacillus-amyloliquefaciens-k14-revitalizes-its-use-in-combinatorial-drug-therapy
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Sudip Regmi, Yun Hee Choi, Yoon Seok Choi, Mi Ri Kim, Jin Cheol Yoo
The present study was performed to evaluate the antibacterial activities of an antimicrobial peptide (CSpK14) and the synergies thereof with β-lactams against vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (VRSA) and Enterococci (VRE). Our strain was isolated from fermented food (kimchi), which is 99.79 % homologous with Bacillus amyloliquefaciens subsp. plantarum FZB42(T). CSpK14 was purified to homogeneity by diammonium sulfate precipitation, concentration, dialysis, and followed by two-stage chromatographic separation, i...
October 27, 2016: Folia Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27743359/the-use-of-multiple-reaction-monitoring-on-qqq-ms-for-the-analysis-of-protein-and-site-specific-glycosylation-patterns-in-serum
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L Renee Ruhaak
In recent years, high-throughput glycomics approaches have been developed and applied to either complete biofluids, cell lysates or tissues, or proteins isolated thereof. However, during such analyses the N-glycan are released from the protein backbone and therefore site- and protein-specific information is lost. There exists a need for high-throughput methods that allow quantification of site- and protein-specific glycosylation patterns from complex biological mixtures. We here describe the use of a multiple reaction monitoring mass spectrometry based method for the generation of glycopeptide profiles of the nine high abundance glycoproteins IgG, IgA, IgM, haptoglobin, alpha-1-antitrypsin, alpha-2-macroglobulin, alpha-1-acid glycoprotein, transferrin, and complement C3...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27674774/alpha-2-macroglobulin-as-a-radioprotective-factor-in-patients-undergoing-thoracic-radiation
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D von Reibnitz, E D Yorke, J H Oh, A Apte, A J Wu, M Fleisher, E Gelb, J O Deasy, A Rimner
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 1, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27579823/biomarkers-predictive-of-exacerbations-in-the-spiromics-and-copdgene-cohorts
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Jason D Keene, Sean Jacobson, Katerina Kechris, Gregory L Kinney, Marilyn G Foreman, Claire M Doerschuk, Barry J Make, Jeffrey L Curtis, Stephen I Rennard, R Graham Barr, Eugene R Bleecker, Richard E Kanner, Eric C Kleerup, Nadia N Hansel, Prescott G Woodruff, MeiLan K Han, Robert Paine Iii, Fernando J Martinez, Russell P Bowler, Wanda K O'Neal
RATIONALE: COPD exacerbations are associated with disease progression, higher healthcare cost, and increased mortality. Published predictors of future exacerbations include previous exacerbation, airflow obstruction, poor overall health, home oxygen use, and gastroesophageal reflux. The value of adding blood biomarkers to clinical variables to predict exacerbations remains unproven. METHODS: Subjects from SPIROMICS (n=1544) and COPDGene (n=602) cohorts had 90 plasma or serum candidate proteins measured on study entry using Myriad-RBM multiplex panels...
August 31, 2016: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27565792/analysis-of-fucosylation-in-liver-secreted-n-glycoproteins-from-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma-plasma-using-liquid-chromatography-with-tandem-mass-spectrometry
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Eun Sun Ji, Heeyoun Hwang, Gun Wook Park, Ju Yeon Lee, Hyun Kyoung Lee, Na Young Choi, Hoi Keun Jeong, Kwang Hoe Kim, Jin Young Kim, Seungho Lee, Yeong Hee Ahn, Jong Shin Yoo
Fucosylation of N-glycoproteins has been implicated in various diseases, such as hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, few studies have performed site-specific analysis of fucosylation in liver-secreted proteins. In this study, we characterized the fucosylation patterns of liver-secreted proteins in HCC plasma using a workflow to identify site-specific N-glycoproteins, where characteristic B- and/or Y-ion series with and without fucose in collision-induced dissociation were used in tandem mass spectrometry...
November 2016: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27498393/quantitative-proteomics-revealed-novel-proteins-associated-with-molecular-subtypes-of-breast-cancer
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Shankar Suman, Trayambak Basak, Prachi Gupta, Sanjay Mishra, Vijay Kumar, Shantanu Sengupta, Yogeshwer Shukla
UNLABELLED: The early diagnosis and successful treatment of breast cancer (BC) is still a challenging task due to the diverse origin and functional heterogeneity of cancer cells. The heterogeneity of BC may likely to explained by molecular BC subtypes, comprises Luminal-A (LA), Luminal-B (LB), Triple-negative (TN) and HER2-positive (HP), which are governed by a variety of cancer associated pathways. To identify protein signatures in different BC subtypes, we performed isobaric tag for absolute and relative quantitation (iTRAQ) of enriched blood plasma samples of BC subtypes (N=32) and healthy subjects (N=8)...
October 4, 2016: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27346151/an-alpha-2-macroglobulin-in-the-pearl-oyster-pinctada-fucata-characterization-and-function-in-hemocyte-phagocytosis-of-vibrio-alginolyticus
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Zhongliang Wang, Bei Wang, Gang Chen, Yishan Lu, Jichang Jian, Zaohe Wu
Alpha-2 macroglobulin (α2M) is a ubiquitous protease inhibitor and considered to be an evolutionarily conserved constituent of innate host defence system. Here, an α2M gene (designated as Pfα2M) was obtained from the pearl oyster Pinctada fucata by RT-PCR, PCR walking and rapid amplification of cDNA ends (RACE). The Pfα2M cDNA consists of 6394 bp with an open reading frame (ORF) of 5745 bp encoding a protein of 1914 amino acids with a 19 residues signal peptide. Pfα2M sequence contains three putative functional domains, including a bait region, a thiol ester domain and a receptor-binding domain...
August 2016: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27260393/interaction-between-fibrinogen-and-insulin-like-growth-factor-binding-protein-1-in-human-plasma-under-physiological-conditions
#18
N Gligorijević, O Nedić
Fibrinogen is a plasma glycoprotein and one of the principle participants in blood coagulation. It interacts with many proteins during formation of a blood clot, including insulin-like growth factors (IGFs) and their binding proteins (IGFBP). Fibrinogen complexes were found as minor fractions in fibrinogen preparations independently of the coagulation process, and their presence influences the kinetics of polymerization. The idea of this work was to investigate whether fibrinogen in human plasma interacts with IGFBPs independently of the tissue injury or coagulation process...
February 2016: Biochemistry. Biokhimii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27246309/expression-and-oxidative-modifications-of-plasma-proteins-in-autism-spectrum-disorders-interplay-between-inflammatory-response-and-lipid-peroxidation
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Alessio Cortelazzo, Claudio De Felice, Roberto Guerranti, Cinzia Signorini, Silvia Leoncini, Gloria Zollo, Roberto Leoncini, Anna Maria Timperio, Lello Zolla, Lucia Ciccoli, Joussef Hayek
PURPOSE: A role for inflammation and oxidative stress is reported in autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Here, we tested possible changes in expression and/or oxidative status for plasma proteins in subjects with ASDs. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: To evaluate protein expression and protein adducts of lipid peroxidation-derived aldehyde, analysis of plasma proteins was performed in 30 subjects with ASDs and compared with 30 healthy controls with typical development, using a proteomic approach...
November 2016: Proteomics. Clinical Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27228572/a-proteomics-analysis-reveals-that-a2m-might-be-regulated-by-stat3-in-persistent-allergic-rhinitis
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X Chen, Z H Xie, Y X Lv, Q P Tang, H Zhang, J Y Zhang, B Wu, W H Jiang
BACKGROUND: Proteomics tools can be used to identify the differentially expressed proteins related to allergic rhinitis (AR). However, the large numbers of proteins related to AR have not yet been explored using an advanced quantitative proteomics approach, known as isobaric tags for relative and absolute quantitation (iTRAQ). OBJECTIVES: To identify differentially expressed proteins in persistent AR patients and to explore the regulatory signalling pathways involving the identified proteins...
June 2016: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
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