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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428780/genomic-and-transcriptomic-insights-into-calcium-carbonate-biomineralization-by-marine-actinobacterium-brevibacterium-linens-bs258
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Yuying Zhu, Ning Ma, Weihua Jin, Shimei Wu, Chaomin Sun
Calcium carbonate (CaCO3) biomineralization has been investigated due to its wide range of scientific and technological implications, however, the molecular mechanisms of this important geomicrobiological process are largely unknown. Here, a urease-positive marine actinobacterium Brevibacterium linens BS258 was demonstrated to effectively form CaCO3 precipitates. Surprisingly, this bacterium could also dissolve the formed CaCO3 with the increase of the Ca(2+) concentration. To disclose the mechanisms of biomineralization, the genome of B...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428442/combination-of-ibrutinib-and-abt-199-in-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-and-follicular-lymphoma
#2
Hsu-Ping Kuo, Scott A Ezell, Karl J Schweighofer, Leo Wk Cheung, Sidney Hsieh, Mutiah Apatira, Mint Sirisawad, Karl Eckert, Ssucheng J Hsu, Chun-Te Chen, Darrin M Beaupre, Matthias Versele, Betty Y Chang
Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) and follicular lymphoma (FL) are the most prevalent B-lymphocyte neoplasms in which abnormal activation of the Bruton's tyrosine kinase (BTK)-mediated B-cell receptor (BCR) signaling pathway contributes to pathogenesis. Ibrutinib is an oral covalent BTK inhibitor that has shown some efficacy in both indications. To improve ibrutinib efficacy through combination therapy, we first investigated differential gene expression in parental and ibrutinib-resistant cell lines to better understand the mechanisms of resistance...
April 20, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427936/molecular-dissection-of-caenorhabditis-elegans-atp-binding-cassette-transporter-protein-haf-4-to-investigate-its-subcellular-localization-and-dimerization
#3
Takahiro Tanji, Hirohisa Shiraishi, Kenji Nishikori, Reiko Aoyama, Kazuaki Ohashi, Masatomo Maeda, Ayako Ohashi-Kobayashi
Caenorhabditis elegans HAF-4 and HAF-9 are half-type ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporter proteins, which are highly homologous to the human peptide transporter protein, transporter associated with antigen processing-like (TAPL, ABCB9). TAPL forms homodimers and localizes to lysosomes, whereas HAF-4 and HAF-9 form heterodimers and localize to intestine-specific non-acidified organelles. Both TAPL and HAF-4/HAF-9 are predicted to have four amino-terminal transmembrane helices [transmembrane domain 0 (TMD0)] additional to the six transmembrane helices that form the canonical core domain of ABC transporters with a cytosolic ABC region...
April 17, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427498/plasma-and-saliva-concentrations-of-abacavir-tenofovir-darunavir-and-raltegravir-in-hiv-1-infected-patients%C3%A2
#4
Eiko Yamada, Ritsuo Takagi, Yoshinari Tanabe, Hiroshi Fujiwara, Naoki Hasegawa, Shingo Kato
OBJECTIVE: We studied the relationships between plasma and saliva concentrations of antiretroviral drugs to explore whether saliva can be used for therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM). METHODS: Abacavir (ABC), tenofovir (TFV), darunavir (DRV), and raltegravir (RAL) in plasma and saliva from 30 HIV-1-infected patients were quantified using liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. RESULTS: Mean saliva-to-plasma concentration ratios were 0...
April 21, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427348/comparative-genomics-and-evolution-of-the-amylase-binding-proteins-of-oral-streptococci
#5
Elaine M Haase, Yurong Kou, Amarpreet Sabharwal, Yu-Chieh Liao, Tianying Lan, Charlotte Lindqvist, Frank A Scannapieco
BACKGROUND: Successful commensal bacteria have evolved to maintain colonization in challenging environments. The oral viridans streptococci are pioneer colonizers of dental plaque biofilm. Some of these bacteria have adapted to life in the oral cavity by binding salivary α-amylase, which hydrolyzes dietary starch, thus providing a source of nutrition. Oral streptococcal species bind α-amylase by expressing a variety of amylase-binding proteins (ABPs). Here we determine the genotypic basis of amylase binding where proteins of diverse size and function share a common phenotype...
April 20, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426818/alternative-glacial-interglacial-refugia-demographic-hypotheses-tested-on-cephalocereus-columna-trajani-cactaceae-in-the-intertropical-mexican-drylands
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Amelia Cornejo-Romero, Carlos Fabián Vargas-Mendoza, Gustavo F Aguilar-Martínez, Javier Medina-Sánchez, Beatriz Rendón-Aguilar, Pedro Luis Valverde, Jose Alejandro Zavala-Hurtado, Alejandra Serrato, Sombra Rivas-Arancibia, Marco Aurelio Pérez-Hernández, Gerardo López-Ortega, Cecilia Jiménez-Sierra
Historic demography changes of plant species adapted to New World arid environments could be consistent with either the Glacial Refugium Hypothesis (GRH), which posits that populations contracted to refuges during the cold-dry glacial and expanded in warm-humid interglacial periods, or with the Interglacial Refugium Hypothesis (IRH), which suggests that populations contracted during interglacials and expanded in glacial times. These contrasting hypotheses are developed in the present study for the giant columnar cactus Cephalocereus columna-trajani in the intertropical Mexican drylands where the effects of Late Quaternary climatic changes on phylogeography of cacti remain largely unknown...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425075/technical-note-real-time-web-based-wireless-visual-guidance-system-for-radiotherapy
#7
Danny Lee, Siyong Kim, Jatinder R Palta, Taeho Kim
Describe a Web-based wireless visual guidance system that mitigates issues associated with hard-wired audio-visual aided patient interactive motion management systems that are cumbersome to use in routine clinical practice. Web-based wireless visual display duplicates an existing visual display of a respiratory-motion management system for visual guidance. The visual display of the existing system is sent to legacy Web clients over a private wireless network, thereby allowing a wireless setting for real-time visual guidance...
April 19, 2017: Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424539/%C3%AE-3-adrenoceptor-activation-upregulates-apolipoprotein-a-i-expression-in-hepg2-cells-which-might-further-promote-cholesterol-efflux-from-macrophage-foam-cells
#8
Xia-Qing Gao, Yan-Fang Li, Zhi-Li Jiang
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to explore the effects of β3-adrenoceptor (β3-AR) activation on HepG2 cells and its influence on cholesterol efflux from macrophage foam cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: HepG2 cells were cultured and treated with the β3-AR agonist, BRL37344, and antagonist, SR52390A, and the expression of apolipoprotein (Apo) A-I, ApoA-II, ApoB, and β3-AR in the supernatants and cells was determined. The expression of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) γ and PPARα in the HepG2 cells was also assessed...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423714/usefulness-of-the-mrp2-promoter-to-overcome-the-chemoresistance-of-gastrointestinal-and-liver-tumors-by-enhancing-the-expression-of-the-drug-transporter-oatp1b1
#9
Elisa Herraez, Laura Sanchez-Vicente, Rocio I R Macias, Oscar Briz, Jose J G Marin
Tumor response to chemotherapy is often limited by drug export through ABC proteins. To overcome this problem, here we have investigated the usefulness of inducing the expression of the multidrug uptake transporter OATP1B1 under the control of the MRP2 promoter (MRP2pr). Human hepatoma cells (Alexander) were transfected with MRP2pr fragments of different length fused to the firefly luciferase ORF in order to select the shortest fragment with the highest response to dexamethasone, which was subsequently used to generate the chimeric construct MRP2pr-OATP1B1-V5...
March 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423544/cell-of-origin-of-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphomas-determined-by-the-lymph2cx-assay-better-prognostic-indicator-than-hans-algorithm
#10
Nara Yoon, Soomin Ahn, Hae Yong Yoo, Suk Jin Kim, Won Seog Kim, Young Hyeh Ko
Diffuse large B-cell lymphomas (DLBCLs) are clinically heterogeneous and need a biomarker that can predict the outcome of treatments accurately. To assess the prognostic significance of the cell-of-origin type for DLBCLs, we applied the Lymph2Cx assay using a NanoString gene expression platform on formalin-fixed paraffin wax-embedded pretreatment tissues obtained from 82 patients with de novo DLBCL, not otherwise specified. All patients were treated with rituximab plus cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone (R-CHOP) as the first line of chemotherapy...
March 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423041/modeling-the-shape-and-composition-of-the-human-body-using-dual-energy-x-ray-absorptiometry-images
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John A Shepherd, Bennett K Ng, Bo Fan, Ann V Schwartz, Peggy Cawthon, Steven R Cummings, Stephen Kritchevsky, Michael Nevitt, Adam Santanasto, Timothy F Cootes
There is growing evidence that body shape and regional body composition are strong indicators of metabolic health. The purpose of this study was to develop statistical models that accurately describe holistic body shape, thickness, and leanness. We hypothesized that there are unique body shape features that are predictive of mortality beyond standard clinical measures. We developed algorithms to process whole-body dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scans into body thickness and leanness images. We performed statistical appearance modeling (SAM) and principal component analysis (PCA) to efficiently encode the variance of body shape, leanness, and thickness across sample of 400 older Americans from the Health ABC study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422165/structural-basis-of-inhibition-of-lipid-linked-oligosaccharide-flippase-pglk-by-a-conformational-nanobody
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Camilo Perez, Martin Köhler, Daniel Janser, Els Pardon, Jan Steyaert, Renato Zenobi, Kaspar P Locher
PglK is an ABC transporter that flips a lipid-linked oligosaccharide (LLO) that serves as a donor in protein N-glycosylation. Previous structures revealed two inward-facing conformations, both with very large separations of the nucleotide binding domains (NBDs), and a closed, ADP-bound state that featured an occluded cavity. To investigate additional states, we developed conformation-sensitive, single-domain camelid nanobodies (Nb) and studied their effect on PglK activity. Biochemical, structural, and mass spectrometric analyses revealed that one inhibitory Nb binds as a single copy to homodimeric PglK...
April 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422049/regulation-of-anthocyanin-biosynthesis-in-purple-leaves-of-zijuan-tea-camellia-sinensis-var-kitamura
#13
Lingxia Wang, Dezhuo Pan, Meng Liang, Yakubu Saddeeq Abubakar, Jian Li, Jinke Lin, Shipin Chen, Wei Chen
Plant anthocyanin biosynthesis is well understood, but the regulatory mechanism in purple foliage tea remains unclear. Using isobaric tag for relative and absolute quantification (iTRAQ), 815 differential proteins were identified in the leaves of Zijuan tea, among which 20 were associated with the regulation of anthocyanin metabolism. We found that the abundances of anthocyanin synthesis-related enzymes such as chalcone synthase, chalcone isomerase, dihydroflavonol 4-reductase and anthocyanin synthetase, as well as anthocyanin accumulation-related UDP-glucosyl transferase and ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporters in the purple leaves were all significantly higher than those in the green leaves...
April 19, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420426/genotypes-of-slc22a4-and-slc22a5-regulatory-loci-are-predictive-of-the-response-of-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-patients-to-imatinib-treatment
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Monika Jaruskova, Nikola Curik, Rajna Hercog, Vaclava Polivkova, Eliska Motlova, Vladimir Benes, Hana Klamova, Pavla Pecherkova, Petra Belohlavkova, Filip Vrbacky, Katerina Machova Polakova
BACKGROUND: Through high-throughput next-generation sequencing of promoters of solute carrier and ATP-binding cassette genes, which encode drug transporters, we aimed to identify SNPs associated with the response to imatinib administered for first-line treatment of patients with chronic myeloid leukemia. METHODS: In silico analysis using publicly available databases was done to select the SLC and ABC genes and their promoters for the next-generation sequencing. SNPs associated with the imatinib response were identified using Fisher's exact probability tests and subjected to the linkage disequilibrium analyses with regulatory loci of concerned genes...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418990/bone-density-microarchitecture-and-tissue-quality-following-long-term-treatment-with-tenofovir-emtricitabine-or-abacavir-lamivudine
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Robert Güerri-Fernández, Daniel Molina-Morant, Judit Villar-García, Sabina Herrera, Alicia González-Mena, Ana Guelar, Marta Trenchs-Rodríguez, Adolfo Díez-Pérez, Hernando Knobel
OBJECTIVES: HIV infection has been associated with reduced bone mineral density (BMD). Antiretroviral therapy has a deleterious effect on BMD, but its effect on bone fragility is not clear. The objective of this study is to analyze the BMD, microarchitecture and tissue quality of bone in patients receiving long-term tenofovir- or abacavir-based antiretroviral therapy. DESIGN: We conducted a cross-sectional study in HIV patients undergoing tenofovir or abacavir antiretroviral therapy for more than five years...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418643/diphenyl-diselenide-protects-against-methylmercury-induced-toxicity-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-via-the-yap1-transcription-factor
#16
Fabricio Luís Lovato, João B T Rocha, Cristiane Lenz Dalla Corte
Methylmercury (MeHg) is a ubiquitous and persistent environmental pollutant that induces serious neurotoxic effects. Diphenyl diselenide [(PhSe)2], an organoseleno-compound, exerts protective effects against MeHg toxicity, although the complete mechanism remains unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate the mechanisms involved in the protective effect of (PhSe)2 on the toxicity induced by MeHg using wild-type Saccharomyces cerevisiae and mutants with defects in enzymes and proteins of the antioxidant defense system (yap1Δ, ybp1Δ, ctt1Δ, cat1Δ, sod1Δ, sod2Δ, gsh1Δ, gsh2Δ, gtt1Δ, gtt2Δ, gtt3Δ, gpx1Δ, gpx2Δ, trx1Δ, trx2Δ, trx3Δ and trr2Δ)...
April 18, 2017: Chemical Research in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417533/split-tasks-of-asymmetric-nucleotide-binding-sites-in-the-heterodimeric-abc-exporter-efrcd
#17
Lea M Hürlimann, Michael Hohl, Markus A Seeger
Many heterodimeric ATP-binding cassette (ABC) exporters evolved asymmetric ATP-binding sites containing a degenerate site incapable of ATP hydrolysis due to noncanonical substitutions in conserved sequence motifs. Recent studies revealed that nucleotide binding to the degenerate site stabilizes contacts between the nucleotide-binding domains (NBDs) of the inward-facing transporter and regulates ATP hydrolysis at the consensus site via allosteric coupling mediated by the D-loops. However, it is unclear whether nucleotide binding to the degenerate site is strictly required for substrate transport...
April 18, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416758/synergistic-interactions-between-plk1-and-hdac-inhibitors-in-non-hodgkin-s-lymphoma-cells-occur-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-and-proceed-through-multiple-mechanisms
#18
Tri Nguyen, Rebecca Parker, Elisa Hawkins, Beata Holkova, Victor Yazbeck, Akhil Kolluri, Maciej Kmieciak, Mohamed Rahmani, Steven Grant
Interactions between the polo-like kinase 1 (PLK1) inhibitor volasertib and the histone deacetylase inhibitor (HDACI) belinostat were examined in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) and mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) cells in vitro and in vivo. Exposure of DLBCL cells to very low concentrations of volasertib in combination with belinostat synergistically increased cell death (apoptosis). Similar interactions occurred in GC-, ABC-, double-hit DLBCL cells, MCL cells, bortezomib-resistant cells and primary lymphoma cells...
February 23, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416297/cry-toxin-specificities-of-insect-abcc-transporters-closely-related-to-lepidopteran-abcc2-transporters
#19
Haruka Endo, Shiho Tanaka, Kazuhiro Imamura, Satomi Adegawa, Shingo Kikuta, Ryoichi Sato
In this study, we examined insect and human ABCC transporters closely related to the lepidopteran ABC transporter C2 (ABCC2), a powerful receptor for the Bacillus thuringiensis Cry toxin, for their responses to various Cry toxins. ABCC2 and the lepidopteran ABC transporter C3 (ABCC3) conferred cultured cells with susceptibility to a lepidopteran-specific Cry1Aa toxin but not to lepidopteran-specific Cry1Ca and Cry1Da. One coleopteran ABCC transporter specifically responded to a coleopteran-specific Cry8Ca toxin...
April 14, 2017: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414325/hedgehog-signaling-pathway-affects-the-sensitivity-of-hepatoma-cells-to-drug-therapy-through-the-abcc1-transporter
#20
Jia Ding, Xiao-Tian Zhou, Hao-Yu Zou, Jian Wu
The poor response to drug therapy often seen in hepatocellular carcinoma requires insight into the molecular interplay responsible for intrinsic or acquired drug resistance. We previously demonstrated that the CD133(-)/EpCAM(-) subpopulation of the Huh-7 hepatoma cell line features aberrant activation of the hedgehog signaling (Hh) pathway and chemoresistance. The prevailing hypothesis of the present study is that hedgehog signaling may govern expression of ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporters, which are responsible for drug resistance in the CD133(-)/EpCAM(-) subpopulation...
April 17, 2017: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
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