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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155562/quantification-of-nanomaterial-nanomedicine-trafficking-in-vivo
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Liming Wang, Liang Yan, Jing Liu, Chunying Chen, Yuliang Zhao
Absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion (ADME) of nanomaterials (NMs) or nanomedicines (NMs), are fundamental biological processes that dominate their nanomedical functions or nanotoxicities. Mostly, NMs exist in biological systems as a form of nanoparticles (NPs). However, to determine the composition, spatial distribution, and states of existence of NMs/NPs in vivo, upon entry into the body, as well as to monitor the dynamic changes of these information over time remain a challenge for the current analytical methodology due to their limited efficiently in characterizing interactions between these complex(nano)-complex(bio) systems...
November 20, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155083/tbvps15-is-required-for-vesicular-transport-and-cytokinesis-in-trypanosoma-brucei
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Alejandra C Schoijet, Kildare Miranda, Tamara Sternlieb, Nadia M Barrera, Wendell Girard-Dias, Wanderley de Souza, Guillermo D Alonso
The class III phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) Vps34 is an important regulator of key cellular functions, including cell growth, survival, intracellular trafficking, autophagy and nutrient sensing. In yeast, Vps34 is associated with the putative serine/threonine protein kinase Vps15, however, its role in signaling has not been deeply evaluated. Here, we have identified the Vps15 orthologue in Trypanosoma brucei, named TbVps15. Knockdown of TbVps15 expression by interference RNA resulted in inhibition of cell growth and blockage of cytokinesis...
November 16, 2017: Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154995/a-map-of-the-subcellular-distribution-of-phosphoinositides-in-the-erythrocytic-cycle-of-the-malaria-parasite-plasmodium-falciparum
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Zeinab Ebrahimzadeh, Angana Mukherjee, Dave Richard
Despite representing a small percentage of the cellular lipids of eukaryotic cells, phosphoinositides (PIPs) are critical in various processes such as intracellular trafficking and signal transduction. Central to their various functions is the differential distribution of PIP species to specific membrane compartments through the actions of kinases, phosphatases and lipases. Despite their importance in the malaria parasite lifecycle, the subcellular distribution of most PIP species in this organism is still unknown...
November 15, 2017: International Journal for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146731/organic-anion-transporting-polypeptide-1b3-as-a-dual-reporter-gene-for-fluorescence-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Menq-Rong Wu, Hon-Man Liu, Chen-Wen Lu, Way-Hone Shen, I-Jou Lin, Li-Wen Liao, Yi-You Huang, Ming-Jium Shieh, Jong-Kai Hsiao
Reporter proteins have broad applications in visualizing molecular events at the cellular, tissue and whole-body levels. Transmembrane transporters recognizing specific molecular domains are of particular interest because they enable the migration of signal-source molecules from the extracellular space to the cytoplasm for subsequent application in multimodality imaging. Organic anion-transporting polypeptides (OATPs) have demonstrated their MRI reporter efficacy. We further expanded their use as a dual-modality reporter in MRI and noninvasive in vivo imaging system (IVIS)...
November 16, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144986/decadal-changes-in-emissions-of-volatile-organic-compounds-vocs-from-on-road-vehicles-with-intensified-automobile-pollution-control-case-study-in-a-busy-urban-tunnel-in-south-china
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Yanli Zhang, Weiqiang Yang, Isobel Simpson, Xinyu Huang, Jianzhen Yu, Zhonghui Huang, Zhaoyi Wang, Zhou Zhang, Di Liu, Zuzhao Huang, Yujun Wang, Chenglei Pei, Min Shao, Donald R Blake, Junyu Zheng, Zhijiong Huang, Xinming Wang
In the efforts at controlling automobile emissions, it is important to know in what extent air pollutants from on-road vehicles could be truly reduced. In 2014 we conducted tests in a heavily trafficked tunnel in south China to characterize emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC) from on-road vehicle fleet and compared our results with those obtained in the same tunnel in 2004. Alkanes, aromatics, and alkenes had average emission factors (EFs) of 338, 63, and 42 mg km(-1) in 2014 against that of 194, 129, and 160 mg km(-1) in 2004, respectively...
November 13, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142197/proteotoxicity-in-cardiac-amyloidosis-amyloidogenic-light-chains-affect-the-levels-of-intracellular-proteins-in-human-heart-cells
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Esther Imperlini, Massimiliano Gnecchi, Paola Rognoni, Eduard Sabidò, Maria Chiara Ciuffreda, Giovanni Palladini, Guadalupe Espadas, Francesco Mattia Mancuso, Margherita Bozzola, Giuseppe Malpasso, Veronica Valentini, Giuseppina Palladini, Stefania Orrù, Giovanni Ferraro, Paolo Milani, Stefano Perlini, Francesco Salvatore, Giampaolo Merlini, Francesca Lavatelli
AL amyloidosis is characterized by widespread deposition of immunoglobulin light chains (LCs) as amyloid fibrils. Cardiac involvement is frequent and leads to life-threatening cardiomyopathy. Besides the tissue alteration caused by fibrils, clinical and experimental evidence indicates that cardiac damage is also caused by proteotoxicity of prefibrillar amyloidogenic species. As in other amyloidoses, the damage mechanisms at cellular level are complex and largely undefined. We have characterized the molecular changes in primary human cardiac fibroblasts (hCFs) exposed in vitro to soluble amyloidogenic cardiotoxic LCs from AL cardiomyopathy patients...
November 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131484/the-major-cellulases-cbh-1-and-cbh-2-of-neurospora-crassa-rely-on-distinct-er-cargo-adaptors-for-efficient-er-exit
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Trevor Starr, A Pedro Gonçalves, Neeka Meshgin, N Louise Glass
Filamentous fungi are native secretors of lignocellulolytic enzymes and are used as protein-producing factories in the industrial biotechnology sector. Despite the importance of these organisms in industry, relatively little is known about the filamentous fungal secretory pathway or how it might be manipulated for improved protein production. Here we use Neurospora crassa as a model filamentous fungus to interrogate the requirements for trafficking of cellulase enzymes from the endoplasmic reticulum to the Golgi...
November 13, 2017: Molecular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129605/evolution-and-adaptation-of-single-pass-transmembrane-proteins
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Irina D Pogozheva, Andrei L Lomize
A comparative analysis of 6,039 single-pass (bitopic) membrane proteins from six evolutionarily distant organisms was performed based on data from the Membranome database. The observed repertoire of bitopic proteins is significantly enlarged in eukaryotic cells and especially in multicellular organisms due to the diversification of enzymes, emergence of proteins involved in vesicular trafficking, and expansion of receptors, structural, and adhesion proteins. The majority of bitopic proteins in multicellular organisms are located in the plasma membrane (PM) and involved in cell communication...
November 9, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127519/neutrophil-biology-within-hepatic-environment
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REVIEW
Débora Moreira Alvarenga, Matheus Silvério Mattos, Alan Moreira Araújo, Maísa Mota Antunes, Gustavo Batista Menezes
Neutrophils are the most abundant leukocyte in the human circulation. These short-lived cells are constantly produced from hematopoietic stem cells (HSC) within the bone marrow from which they daily reach the blood and perform major roles in innate immunity. Neutrophils are the first cells to reach inflamed tissues and are armed with a plethora of enzymes that help both with their trafficking within tissues and the killing of pathogens. Damaged or infected organs are rapidly invaded by neutrophils. Their erroneous activation within parenchyma or the vasculature is involved in the pathogenesis of several inflammatory diseases including arthritis, colitis, sepsis, acute lung injury and liver failure...
November 10, 2017: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125865/membrane-order-in-the-plasma-membrane-and-endocytic-recycling-compartment
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David B Iaea, Frederick R Maxfield
The cholesterol content of membranes plays an important role in organizing membranes for signal transduction and protein trafficking as well as in modulating the biophysical properties of membranes. While the properties of model or isolated membranes have been extensively studied, there has been little evaluation of internal membranes in living cells. Here, we use a Nile Red based probe, NR12S, and ratiometric live cell imaging, to analyze the membrane order of the plasma membrane and endocytic recycling compartment...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125492/towards-an-understanding-of-energy-impairment-in-huntington-s-disease-brain
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Janet M Dubinsky
This review systematically examines the evidence for shifts in flux through energy generating biochemical pathways in Huntington's disease (HD) brains from humans and model systems. Compromise of the electron transport chain (ETC) appears not to be the primary or earliest metabolic change in HD pathogenesis. Rather, compromise of glucose uptake facilitates glucose flux through glycolysis and may possibly decrease flux through the pentose phosphate pathway (PPP), limiting subsequent NADPH and GSH production needed for antioxidant protection...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Huntington's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123650/transcellular-communication-at-the-immunological-synapse-a-vesicular-traffic-mediated-mutual-exchange
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Francesca Finetti, Chiara Cassioli, Cosima T Baldari
The cell's ability to communicate with the extracellular environment, with other cells, and with itself is a crucial feature of eukaryotic organisms. In the immune system, T lymphocytes assemble a specialized structure upon contact with antigen-presenting cells bearing a peptide-major histocompatibility complex ligand, known as the immunological synapse (IS). The IS has been extensively characterized as a signaling platform essential for T-cell activation. Moreover, emerging evidence identifies the IS as a device for vesicular traffic-mediated cell-to-cell communication as well as an active release site of soluble molecules...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112302/tmd1-domain-and-crac-motif-determine-the-association-and-disassociation-of-mxirt1-with-detergent-resistant-membranes
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Song Tan, Peng Zhang, Wei Xiao, Bing Feng, Lan-You Chen, Shuang Li, Peng Li, Wei-Zhong Zhao, Xiao-Ting Qi, Li-Ping Yin
Iron is essential for most living organisms. The iron-regulated transporter1 (IRT1) plays a major role in iron uptake in roots, and its trafficking from endoplasmic reticulum (ER) to plasma membrane (PM) is tightly coordinated with changes in iron environment. However, studies on IRT1 response are limited. Here, we report that Malus xiaojinesis IRT1 (MxIRT1) associates with detergent-resistant membranes (DRMs, a biochemical counterpart of PM microdomains), whereas the PM microdomains are known platforms for signal transduction in the PM...
November 7, 2017: Traffic
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107114/cancer-chemoprevention-via-activation-of-proteostatic-modules
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Aimilia Sklirou, Eleni-Dimitra Papanagnou, Nikolas Fokialakis, Ioannis P Trougakos
Proteins carry out the majority of cellular functions and maintain cellular homeodynamics mostly by participating in multimeric assemblies that operate as protein machines. Proteome quality control is thus critical for cellular functionality, and it is carried out through the curating activity of the proteostasis network (PN). Key components of the PN are the protein synthesis and trafficking modules, the endoplasmic reticulum unfolded protein response, molecular chaperones, and the two main degradation machineries, namely the ubiquitin proteasome and autophagy lysosome pathways...
October 26, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100811/plasmodium-falciparum-export-protein-pfe60-influences-maurer-s-cleft-architecture-and-virulence-complex-composition
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Meng Zhang, Pierre Faou, Alexander G Maier, Melanie Rug
Plasmodium falciparum, the most lethal malaria parasite species for humans, vastly remodels the mature erythrocyte host cell upon invasion for its own survival. Maurer's clefts are membraneous structures established by the parasite in the cytoplasm of infected cells. These organelles are deemed essential for trafficking of virulence complex proteins. The display of the major virulence protein, P. falciparum erythrocyte membrane protein 1 on the surface of the infected red blood cell and the subsequent cytoadhesion of infected cells in the microvasculature of vital organs is the key mechanism that leads to the pathology associated with malaria infection...
November 1, 2017: International Journal for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093485/dynamic-fingerprinting-of-sub-cellular-nanostructures-by-image-mean-square-displacement-analysis
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Luca Digiacomo, Francesca D'Autilia, William Durso, Paolo Maria Tentori, Giulio Caracciolo, Francesco Cardarelli
Here we provide demonstration that image mean square displacement (iMSD) analysis is a fast and robust platform to address living matter dynamic organization at the level of sub-cellular nanostructures (e.g. endocytic vesicles, early/late endosomes, lysosomes), with no a-priori knowledge of the system, and no need to extract single trajectories. From each iMSD, a unique triplet of average parameters (namely: diffusivity, anomalous coefficient, size) are extracted and represented in a 3D parametric space, where clustering of single-cell points readily defines the structure "dynamic fingerprint", at the whole-cell-population level...
November 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091047/instrumental-sensing-of-trace-volatiles-a-new-promising-tool-for-detecting-the-presence-of-entrapped-or-hidden-people
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Paweł Mochalski, Vera Ruzsanyi, Helmut Wiesenhofer, Christopher A Mayhew
There is a growing demand for rapid analytical systems for detecting the presence of humans who are either entrapped as a result of a disaster or in particular hidden, as in the case of smuggling or trafficking. The trafficking and smuggling of people to Europe have reached epidemic proportions in recent years. This does not only put a major strain on European resources, but puts at risk the health and lives of the people being trafficked or smuggled. In this context, the early detection and interception of smuggled/trafficked people is of particular importance in terms of saving migrants from life-threatening situations...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Breath Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29084199/class-iii-phosphatidylinositol-3-oh-kinase-controls-epithelial-integrity-through-endosomal-lkb1-regulation
#18
Fergal O'Farrell, Viola Hélène Lobert, Marte Sneeggen, Ashish Jain, Nadja Sandra Katheder, Eva Maria Wenzel, Sebastian Wolfgang Schultz, Kia Wee Tan, Andreas Brech, Harald Stenmark, Tor Erik Rusten
The molecular mechanisms underlying the interdependence between intracellular trafficking and epithelial cell polarity are poorly understood. Here we show that inactivation of class III phosphatidylinositol-3-OH kinase (CIII-PI3K), which produces phosphatidylinositol-3-phosphate (PtdIns3P) on endosomes, disrupts epithelial organization. This is caused by dysregulation of endosomally localized Liver Kinase B1 (LKB1, also known as STK11), which shows delocalized and increased activity accompanied by dysplasia-like growth and invasive behaviour of cells provoked by JNK pathway activation...
October 30, 2017: Nature Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078162/variation-in-chemical-profiles-within-large-seizures-of-cocaine-bricks
#19
Louise Stride Nielsen, Palle Villesen, Christian Lindholst
Cocaine is usually trafficked from South America throughout the world in packages of approximately one kilogram shaped as bricks and imprinted with a logo. Seizures consisting of multiple cocaine bricks gives the opportunity to examine the variation in the chemical profile within cocaine bricks assumed to originate from the same manufacturer and maybe even the same production batch. This knowledge may be important to the forensic investigator when chemical profiles from cocaine samples of unknown origin are compared...
October 14, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077261/tau-directs-intracellular-trafficking-by-regulating-the-forces-exerted-by-kinesin-and-dynein-teams
#20
Abdullah R Chaudhary, Florian Berger, Christopher L Berger, Adam G Hendricks
Organelles, proteins, and mRNA are transported bidirectionally along microtubules by plus-end directed kinesin and minus-end directed dynein motors. Microtubules are decorated by microtubule-associated proteins (MAPs) that organize the cytoskeleton, regulate microtubule dynamics and modulate the interaction between motor proteins and microtubules to direct intracellular transport. Tau is a neuronal MAP that stabilizes axonal microtubules and crosslinks them into bundles. Dysregulation of tau leads to a range of neurodegenerative diseases known as tauopathies including Alzheimer's disease (AD)...
October 27, 2017: Traffic
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