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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526858/expression-and-activity-of-the-bioh-esterase-of-biotin-synthesis-is-independent-of-genome-context
#1
Xinyun Cao, Lei Zhu, Zhe Hu, John E Cronan
BioH is an α/β-hydrolase required for synthesis of the pimelate moiety of biotin in diverse bacteria. The bioH gene is found in different genomic contexts. In some cases (e.g., Escherichia coli) the gene is not located within a biotin synthetic operon and its transcription is not coregulated with the other biotin synthesis genes. In other genomes such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa the bioH gene is within a biotin synthesis operon and its transcription is coregulated with the other biotin operon genes. The esterases of pimelate moiety synthesis show remarkable genomic plasticity in that in some biotin operons bioH is replaced by other α/ß hydrolases of diverse sequence...
May 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525708/affinity-based-assembly-of-peptides-on-plasmonic-nanoparticles-delivered-intracellularly-with-light-activated-control
#2
Demosthenes P Morales, William Wonderly, Xiao Huang, Meghan McAdams, Amanda Chron, Norbert O Reich
We report a universal strategy for functionalizing near-infrared light-responsive nanocarriers with both a peptide "cargo" and an orthogonal cell-penetrating peptide. Modularity of both the cargo and internalization peptide attachment are an important feature of these materials relying on the robust affinity of polyhistidine tags to nitrilotriacetic acid in the presence of nickel as well as the affinity of biotin labeled peptides to streptavidin. Attachment to the gold surface uses thiol labeled scaffolds terminated with the affinity partner...
May 19, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524544/enzymatic-engineering-of-live-bacterial-cell-surface-using-butelase-1
#3
Xiaobao Bi, Juan Yin, Giang K T Nguyen, Chang Rao, Nurashikin Bte Abdul Halim, Xinya Hemu, James P Tam, Chuan-Fa Liu
We show that butelase-mediated ligation (BML) can be used to modify live bacterial cell surfaces with diverse cargo molecules. Surface-displayed butelase recognition motif NHV was first introduced at the C-terminal end of the anchoring protein OmpA on E. coli cells. This then served as a handle of BML for the functionalization of E. coli cell surfaces with fluorescein and biotin tags, a tumor-associated monoglycosylated peptide and mCherry protein. The cell-surface ligation reaction was achieved at low concentrations of butelase and the labeling substrates...
May 19, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523411/apurinic-apyrimidinic-endonuclease-1-ape1-is-overexpressed-in-malignant-transformation-of-salivary-gland-pleomorphic-adenoma
#4
Leorik Pereira Silva, Thalita Santana, Bruno Tavares Sedassari, Suzana Machado de Sousa, Ana Paula Veras Sobral, Roseana de Almeida Freitas, Carlos Augusto Galvão Barboza, Lélia Batista de Souza
DNA repair systems play a critical role in protecting the human genome against cumulative damage. The apurinic/apyrimidinic endonuclease 1 is a protein involved in DNA base excision repair and its expression still needs to be investigated in salivary gland tumors. The objective of this study is to analyze the immunoexpression of apurinic/apyrimidinic endonuclease 1 in pleomorphic adenomas and carcinomas ex pleomorphic adenomas of the salivary glands. A total of 33 pleomorphic adenomas and 16 carcinomas ex pleomorphic adenomas of the salivary glands underwent immunohistochemical study by the polymeric biotin-free technique...
May 18, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523310/the-importance-of-bmp6-marker-within-the-process-of-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-the-pleomorphic-adenoma-of-the-salivary-gland
#5
Anca Ştefania Enescu, Aurelia Enescu, Alina Nicoleta Căpitănescu, Mihaela Roxana Mitroi, Vlad Pădureanu, Elena Mădălina Dumitrescu, Dana Maria Albulescu, Marius Eugen Ciurea
The pleomorphic adenoma is the most frequently encountered tumor of the salivary glands, representing between 45% and 75% of the total number of the tumors of the salivary glands. According to the literature, there are many studies on the immunohistochemical aspects of the myoepithelial cells, present in the pleomorphic adenoma of the salivary gland. A big diversity of mono and polyclonal antibodies, such as the cytokeratins, muscular proteins and other markers, has been used. In our study, we investigated the immunohistochemical aspect of bone morphogenetic protein 6 (BMP6) marker concerning 15 cases of pleomorphic adenomas of the salivary glands...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522991/brachyspira-hyodysenteriae-and-b-pilosicoli-proteins-recognized-by-sera-of-challenged-pigs
#6
Vanessa Casas, Arantza Rodríguez-Asiain, Roberto Pinto-Llorente, Santiago Vadillo, Montserrat Carrascal, Joaquin Abian
The spirochetes Brachyspira hyodysenteriae and B. pilosicoli are pig intestinal pathogens that are the causative agents of swine dysentery (SD) and porcine intestinal spirochaetosis (PIS), respectively. Although some inactivated bacterin and recombinant vaccines have been explored as prophylactic treatments against these species, no effective vaccine is yet available. Immunoproteomics approaches hold the potential for the identification of new, suitable candidates for subunit vaccines against SD and PIS. These strategies take into account the gene products actually expressed and present in the cells, and thus susceptible of being targets of immune recognition...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521881/acute-fasting-inhibits-central-caspase-1-activity-reducing-anxiety-like-behavior-and-increasing-novel-object-and-object-location-recognition
#7
Albert E Towers, Maci L Oelschlager, Jay Patel, Stephen J Gainey, Robert H McCusker, Gregory G Freund
BACKGROUND: Inflammation within the central nervous system (CNS) is frequently comorbid with anxiety. Importantly, the pro-inflammatory cytokine most commonly associated with anxiety is IL-1β. The bioavailability and activity of IL-1β are regulated by caspase-1-dependent proteolysis vis-a-vis the inflammasome. Thus, interventions regulating the activation or activity of caspase-1 should reduce anxiety especially in states that foster IL-1β maturation. METHODS: Male C57BL/6j, C57BL/6j mice treated with the capase-1 inhibitor biotin-YVAD-cmk, caspase-1 knockout (KO) mice and IL-1R1 KO mice were fasted for 24h or allowed ad libitum access to food...
June 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520103/circular-rna-mto1-acts-as-the-sponge-of-mir-9-to-suppress-hepatocellular-carcinoma-progression
#8
Dan Han, Jiangxue Li, Huamin Wang, Xiaoping Su, Jin Hou, Yan Gu, Cheng Qian, Yun Lin, Xiang Liu, Mingyan Huang, Nan Li, Weiping Zhou, Yizhi Yu, Xuetao Cao
Non-coding RNAs play important roles in cancer biology, providing potential targets for cancer intervention. As a new class of endogenous non-coding RNAs, circular RNAs (circRNAs) have been recently identified in the development, cell function and certain types of pathological responses, generally acting as microRNA (miRNA) sponge to regulate gene expression. Identifying the deregulated circRNAs and their roles in cancer has attracted much attention. However, the expression profile and function of circRNAs in human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remain to be investigated...
May 18, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516283/developmental-window-of-sensorineural-deafness-in-biotinidase-deficient-mice
#9
Kathleen June Maheras, Kirit Pindolia, Barry Wolf, Alexander Gow
Biotinidase deficiency is an autosomal recessively inherited disorder that results in the inability to recycle the vitamin, biotin. If untreated, the disorder can result in a range of neurological and cutaneous symptoms, including sensorineural deficits and deafness. To understand early mechanistic abnormalities that may precede more generalized and nonspecific effects of metabolic deficits such as weight loss and acidosis, we have analyzed auditory brainstem responses (ABRs) in biotinidase-deficient knockout (Btd (-/-) ) mice in the periweaning period with or without dietary biotin supplementation...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515058/tissue-engineered-cartilage-constructed-by-a-biotin-conjugated-anti-cd44-avidin-binding-technique-for-the-repairing-of-cartilage-defects-in-the-weight-bearing-area-of-knee-joints-in-pigs
#10
H Lin, J Zhou, L Cao, H R Wang, J Dong, Z R Chen
OBJECTIVES: The lack of effective treatment for cartilage defects has prompted investigations using tissue engineering techniques for their regeneration and repair. The success of tissue-engineered repair of cartilage may depend on the rapid and efficient adhesion of transplanted cells to a scaffold. Our aim in this study was to repair full-thickness defects in articular cartilage in the weight-bearing area of a porcine model, and to investigate whether the CD44 monoclonal antibody biotin-avidin (CBA) binding technique could provide satisfactory tissue-engineered cartilage...
May 2017: Bone & Joint Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508508/end-functionalized-nonionic-water-dispersible-conjugated-polymers
#11
Ruoyu Zhan, Bin Liu
2,7-Dibromofluorene monomers carrying two or four oligo(ethylene glycol) (OEG) side chains are synthesized. Heck coupling between the monomers and 1,4-divinylbenzene followed by end capping with [4-(4-bromophenoxy)butyl]carbamic acid tert-butyl ester leads to two nonionic water-dispersible poly(fluorene-alt-1,4-divinylenephenylene)s end-functionalized with amine groups after hydrolysis. In water, the polymer with a lower OEG density (P1) has poor water dispersibility with a quantum yield of 0.24, while the polymer with a higher OEG density (P2) possesses excellent water-dispersibility with a high quantum yield of 0...
May 16, 2017: Macromolecular Rapid Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507677/pentafluorobenzene-end-group-as-a-versatile-handle-for-para-fluoro-click-functionalization-of-polythiophenes
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Pierre Boufflet, Abby Casey, Yiren Xia, Paul N Stavrinou, Martin Heeney
A convenient method of introducing pentafluorobenzene (PFB) as a single end-group in polythiophene derivatives is reported via in situ quenching of the polymerization. We demonstrate that the PFB-group is a particularly useful end-group due to its ability to undergo fast nucleophilic aromatic substitutions. Using this molecular handle, we are able to quantitatively tether a variety of common nucleophiles to the polythiophene backbone. The mild conditions required for the reaction allows sensitive functional moieties, such as biotin or a cross-linkable trimethoxysilane, to be introduced as end-groups...
March 1, 2017: Chemical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507552/genome-wide-identification-and-expression-analysis-of-the-biotin-carboxyl-carrier-subunits-of-heteromeric-acetyl-coa-carboxylase-in-gossypium
#13
Yupeng Cui, Yanpeng Zhao, Yumei Wang, Zhengjie Liu, Babar Ijaz, Yi Huang, Jinping Hua
Acetyl-CoA carboxylase is an important enzyme, which catalyzes acetyl-CoA's carboxylation to produce malonyl-CoA and to serve as a committed step for de novo fatty acid biosynthesis in plastids. In this study, 24 putative cotton BCCP genes were identified based on the lately published genome data in Gossypium. Among them, 4, 4, 8, and 8 BCCP homologs were identified in Gossypium raimondii, G. arboreum, G. hirsutum, and G. barbadense, respectively. These genes were divided into two classes based on a phylogenetic analysis...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505413/protein-displacement-by-herpes-helicase-primase-and-the-key-role-of-ul42-during-helicase-coupled-dna-synthesis-by-the-herpes-polymerase
#14
Sarah Michelle Dickerson, Robert D Kuchta
The herpes helicase-primase (UL5-UL8-UL52) very inefficiently unwinds double stranded DNA. To better understand the mechanistic consequences of this inefficiency, we investigated protein displacement activity by UL5-UL8-UL52, as well as the impact of coupling DNA synthesis by the herpes polymerase with helicase activity. While the helicase can displace proteins bound to the lagging strand template, bound proteins significantly impede helicase activity. Remarkably, UL5-UL8-UL52, an extremely inefficient helicase, disrupts the exceptionally tight interaction between streptavidin and biotin on the lagging strand template...
May 15, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503907/proteomics-analysis-for-asymmetric-inheritance-of-preexisting-proteins-between-mother-and-daughter-cells-in-budding-yeast
#15
Mitsuhiro Okada, Shunta Kusunoki, Yuko Ishibashi, Keiji Kito
In budding yeast, a mother cell can produce a finite number of daughter cells over its life. The accumulation of a variety of types of damaged components has an impact on the aging process. Asymmetrical inheritance during cell division causes these aberrant intracellular constituents to be retained in mother cells and prevents them from segregating to daughter cells. However, the understanding of asymmetrical inheritance of individual proteins that are damaged or old age, and their relevance to the aging process, has been limited...
May 15, 2017: Genes to Cells: Devoted to Molecular & Cellular Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501203/development-of-a-progesterone-immunosensor-based-on-thionine-graphene-oxide-composites-platforms-improvement-by-biotin-streptavidin-amplified-system
#16
Xiu-Xiu Dong, Li-Peng Yuan, Yi-Xin Liu, Min-Fu Wu, Bo Liu, Yuan-Ming Sun, Yu-Dong Shen, Zhen-Lin Xu
Progesterone (P4) is a kind of hormone that can cause neuropathic disturbances in humans when the concentration overpasses a certain degree. In this work, an electrochemical immunosensor capable of detecting P4 sensitively and selectively was developed. Thionine-graphene oxide (Thi-GO) composites with excellent biocompatibility were synthesized and coated to a clear glassy carbon electrode. P4 coating antigen (P4-OVA) was immobilized to the electrode, then sample as well as biotinylated antibody (biotin-P4 Ab) were added...
August 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500845/hematopoietic-transcription-factors-and-differential-cofactor-binding-regulate-prkacb-isoform-expression
#17
Olga N Kuvardina, Stefanie Herkt, Annekarin Meyer, Lucas Schneider, Jasmin Yillah, Nicole Kohrs, Halvard Bonig, Erhard Seifried, Carsten Müller-Tidow, Jörn Lausen
Hematopoietic differentiation is controlled by key transcription factors, which regulate stem cell functions and differentiation. TAL1 is a central transcription factor for hematopoietic stem cell development in the embryo and for gene regulation during erythroid/megakaryocytic differentiation. Knowledge of the target genes controlled by a given transcription factor is important to understand its contribution to normal development and disease. To uncover direct target genes of TAL1 we used high affinity streptavidin/biotin-based chromatin precipitation (Strep-CP) followed by Strep-CP on ChIP analysis using ChIP promoter arrays...
April 24, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499197/biomolecular-stiffness-detection-based-on-positive-frequency-shift-of-cmos-compatible-gigahertz-solidly-mounted-resonators
#18
Qingrui Yang, Shuting Pan, Yuan Zhao, Hao Zhang, Wei Pang, Xuexin Duan
In this work, gigahertz solidly mounted resonators (SMRs) (2.5GHz) were designed and fabricated to construct a novel particle-resonator system to achieve the biomolecular stiffness sensing in real time. The positive frequency shift of the system was used to estimate the stiffness of biomolecules connecting between the SMR and attached particles. The working principle was revealed by the mathematical analysis of the general block-spring model of the system. Further interpretations about the mechanism of such elastic interaction from the perspective of acoustic resonant modes of SMRs were given by finite element method...
May 4, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499037/ball-with-hair-modular-functionalization-of-highly-stable-g-quadruplex-dna-nano-scaffolds-through-n2-guanine-modification
#19
Christopher Jacques Lech, Anh Tuân Phan
Functionalized nanoparticles have seen valuable applications, particularly in the delivery of therapeutic and diagnostic agents in biological systems. However, the manufacturing of such nano-scale systems with the consistency required for biological application can be challenging, as variation in size and shape have large influences in nanoparticle behavior in vivo. We report on the development of a versatile nano-scaffold based on the modular functionalization of a DNA G-quadruplex. DNA sequences are functionalized in a modular fashion using well-established phosphoramidite chemical synthesis with nucleotides containing modification of the amino (N2) position of the guanine base...
May 11, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494930/a-ros-dependent-and-caspase-3-mediated-apoptosis-in-sheep-bronchial-epithelial-cells-in-response-to-mycoplasma-ovipneumoniae-infections
#20
Di Xue, Yanan Li, Zhongjia Jiang, Guangcun Deng, Min Li, Xiaoming Liu, Yujiong Wang
Mycoplasma Ovipneumoniae (M. ovipneumoniae) is a primary etiological agent of enzootic pneumonia in sheep and goats. It can enter and colonize ovine respiratory epithelial cells to establish an infection, which leads a serious cell death of epithelial cells. However, the nature of the interaction between pathogen of M. ovipneumoniae and host cells in the cell injury is currently not well understood. In this study, we investigated the epithelial cell apoptosis caused by an infection of M. ovipneumoniae in sheep primary air-liquid interface (ALI) epithelial cultures...
May 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
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