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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650791/deproteinizing-agents-as-an-effective-enamel-bond-enhancer-an-in-vitro-study
#1
Pallavi Hasija, Vinod Sachdev, Shivani Mathur, Rishi Rath
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the effect of different deproteinizing agents on shear bond strength of composite to primary teeth enamel. STUDY DESIGN: Forty sound primary molars divided in 4 groups of 10 teeth each. In control group 1, enamel was etched for 60 seconds with 37% phosphoric acid and rinsed with water. Group 2: after acid etching deproteinizing agent 5 % sodium hypochlorite was applied for 60 seconds and rinsed. Group 3: after acid etching deproteinizing agent papain gel was applied for 60 seconds and rinsed...
2017: Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614438/pressure-ulcer-dressings-in-critical-patients-a-cost-analysis
#2
Dinara Raquel Araújo Silva, Sandra Marina Gonçalves Bezerra, Jéssica Pereira Costa, Maria Helena Barros Araújo Luz, Vanessa Caminha Aguiar Lopes, Lidya Tolstenko Nogueira
OBJECTIVE: To assess the direct cost of dressings in pressure ulcer treatment. METHOD: This was a descriptive observational study conducted at an intensive care unit in the Northeast region of Brazil, between November and December 2015. Data were gathered using the Pressure Ulcer Scale for Healing and a form to characterize and assess costs. Values in Brazilian reais (BRL) were converted into U.S. dollars at the exchange rate of USD 0.26/BRL. Univariate and bivariate analyses were conducted...
June 12, 2017: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da U S P
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602734/molecular-characterization-and-gene-expression-of-cathepsin-l-in-nile-tilapia-oreochromis-niloticus
#3
Fu-Rui Liang, Yue-Hui Hong, Cong-Cong Ye, Hailin Deng, Jian-Ping Yuan, Yun-Fang Hao, Jiang-Hai Wang
Cathepsin L (CatL) has been widely known for its involvement in the innate immunity. However, it still remains poorly understand how CatL modulates the immune system of teleosts. Moreover, the CatL of Nile tilapia (NtCatL) has not been cloned or characterized. In this study, the gene encoding NtCatL was cloned, and was characterized by bioinformatics analysis, heterologous expression and protease activity assay. The coding sequence of NtCatL is 1017 bp in length and encodes 338 amino acid residues with a predicted molecular weight of 38...
June 7, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602552/intensity-fading-maldi-tof-mass-spectrometry-and-functional-proteomics-assignments-to-identify-protease-inhibitors-in-marine-invertebrates
#4
Giovanni Covaleda, Sebastian A Trejo, Emir Salas-Sarduy, Maday Alonso Del Rivero, Maria Angeles Chavez, Francesc X Aviles
Proteases and their inhibitors have become molecules of increasing fundamental and applicative value. Here we report an integrated strategy to identify and analyze such inhibitors from Caribbean marine invertebrates extracts by a fast and sensitive functional proteomics-like approach. The strategy works in three steps: i) multiplexed enzymatic inhibition kinetic assays, ii) Intensity Fading MALDI-TOF MS to establish a link between inhibitory molecules and the related MALDI signal(s) detected in the extract(s), and iii) ISD-CID-T(3) MS fragmentation on the parent MALDI signals selected in the previous step, enabling the partial or total top-down sequencing of the molecules...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590234/a-porcine-enterovirus-g-associated-with-enteric-disease-contains-a-novel-papain-like-cysteine-protease
#5
Todd P Knutson, Binu T Velayudhan, Douglas G Marthaler
Identification of unknown pathogens in pigs displaying enteric illness is difficult due to the large diversity of bacterial and viral species found within faecal samples. Current methods often require bacterial or viral isolation, or testing only a limited number of known species using quantitative PCR analysis. Herein, faeces from two 25-day-old piglets with diarrhoea from Texas, USA, were analysed by metagenomic next-generation sequencing to rapidly identify possible pathogens. Our analysis included a bioinformatics pipeline of rapid short-read classification and de novo genome assembly which resulted in the identification of a porcine enterovirus G (EV-G), a complete genome with substantial nucleotide differences (>30 %) among current sequences, and a novel non-structural protein similar in sequence to the Torovirus papain-like cysteine protease (PLpro)...
June 8, 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583072/identification-of-candidate-transmission-blocking-antigen-genes-in-theileria-annulata-and-related-vector-borne-apicomplexan-parasites
#6
Laetitia Lempereur, Stephen D Larcombe, Zeeshan Durrani, Tulin Karagenc, Huseyin Bilgin Bilgic, Serkan Bakirci, Selin Hacilarlioglu, Jane Kinnaird, Joanne Thompson, William Weir, Brian Shiels
BACKGROUND: Vector-borne apicomplexan parasites are a major cause of mortality and morbidity to humans and livestock globally. The most important disease syndromes caused by these parasites are malaria, babesiosis and theileriosis. Strategies for control often target parasite stages in the mammalian host that cause disease, but this can result in reservoir infections that promote pathogen transmission and generate economic loss. Optimal control strategies should protect against clinical disease, block transmission and be applicable across related genera of parasites...
June 5, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560640/mers-cov-papain-like-protease-pl-pro-expression-purification-and-spectroscopic-thermodynamic-characterization
#7
Ajamaluddin Malik, Mohammad A Alsenaidy
Within a decade, MERS-CoV emerged with nearly four times higher case fatality rate than an earlier outbreak of SARS-CoV and spread out in 27 countries in short span of time. As an emerging virus, combating it requires an in-depth understanding of its molecular machinery. Therefore, conformational characterization studies of coronavirus proteins are necessary to advance our knowledge of the matter for the development of antiviral therapies. In this study, MERS-CoV papain-like protease (PL(pro)) was recombinantly expressed and purified...
June 2017: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542609/potent-and-selective-inhibition-of-pathogenic-viruses-by-engineered-ubiquitin-variants
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Wei Zhang, Ben A Bailey-Elkin, Robert C M Knaap, Baldeep Khare, Tim J Dalebout, Garrett G Johnson, Puck B van Kasteren, Nigel J McLeish, Jun Gu, Wenguang He, Marjolein Kikkert, Brian L Mark, Sachdev S Sidhu
The recent Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), Ebola and Zika virus outbreaks exemplify the continued threat of (re-)emerging viruses to human health, and our inability to rapidly develop effective therapeutic countermeasures. Many viruses, including MERS-CoV and the Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV) encode deubiquitinating (DUB) enzymes that are critical for viral replication and pathogenicity. They bind and remove ubiquitin (Ub) and interferon stimulated gene 15 (ISG15) from cellular proteins to suppress host antiviral innate immune responses...
May 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541554/activation-of-group-2-innate-lymphoid-cells-exacerbates-and-confers-corticosteroid-resistance-to-mouse-nasal-type-2-inflammation
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Taiyo Morikawa, Ayumi Fukuoka, Kazufumi Matsushita, Koubun Yasuda, Naruhito Iwasaki, Shoko Akasaki, Shigeharu Fujieda, Tomohiro Yoshimoto
Both Th2 cells and group 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2s) contribute to allergic diseases. However, their exact role and relationship in nasal allergic disorders is unclear. In this study, we investigated the cooperation of Th2 cells and ILC2s in a mouse model of nasal allergic disorder. To differentially activate Th2 cells and/or ILC2s in nasal mucosa, mice were intranasally administered ovalbumin (OVA) antigen, papain, an ILC2-activator, or both for 2 weeks. Epithelial thickness and number of eosinophils in the nasal mucosa were evaluated at 24 hours after the final challenge...
May 25, 2017: International Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531982/study-of-the-keratin-based-therapeutic-dermal-patches-for-the-delivery-of-bioactive-molecules-for-wound-treatment
#10
Kush Kumar Nayak, Pratima Gupta
In the present study, dressing materials were fabricated in the form of dermal patches. The keratin based biocompatible materials, namely Keratin/Alginate, Keratin/Agar, and Keratin/Gellan were developed as therapeutic dermal patches. The patches were coated with green synthesized silver nanoparticles to prevent the microbial infection and were found to be antimicrobial against pathogens. Papain was used in the patches to acquire the enzymatic cell debridement and its activity was measured by reduction rate of benzoyl-l-arginine ethyl ester...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531096/the-lys-asp-tyr-triad-within-the-mite-allergen-der-p-1-propeptide-is-a-critical-structural-element-for-the-ph-dependent-initiation-of-the-protease-maturation
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Andy Chevigné, Vincenzo Campizi, Martyna Szpakowska, David Bourry, Marie-Eve Dumez, José C Martins, André Matagne, Moreno Galleni, Alain Jacquet
The major house dust mite allergen, Der p 1, is a papain-like cysteine protease expressed as an inactive precursor, proDer p 1, carrying an N-terminal propeptide with a unique structure. The maturation of the zymogen into an enzymatically-active form of Der p 1 is a multistep autocatalytic process initiated under acidic conditions through conformational changes of the propeptide, leading to the loss of its inhibitory ability and its subsequent gradual cleavage. The aims of this study were to characterize the residues present in the Der p 1 propeptide involved in the initiation of the zymogen maturation process, but also to assess the impact of acidic pH on the propeptide structure, the activity of Der p 1 and the fate of the propeptide...
May 20, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512541/anti-plaque-and-anti-gingivitis-effect-of-papain-bromelain-miswak-and-neem-containing-dentifrice-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Abhinav Tadikonda, Kalyana-Chakravarthy Pentapati, Arun-Sreenivas Urala, Shashidhar Acharya
BACKGROUND: Patients undergoing fixed orthodontic therapy may have difficulty in maintaining a good oral hygiene due to the difficulty posed by the appliances in accessing such areas. This study aimed to compare anti-plaque and anti-gingivitis efficacy of dentifrice containing Papain, Bromelain, Miswak and Neem with a standard dentifrice among patient's undergoing fixed orthodontic treatment. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Single center, single blind, parallel arm, randomized controlled clinical trial with an allocation ratio of 1:1 was conducted...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504174/pineapple-peel-carboxymethyl-cellulose-polyvinyl-alcohol-mesoporous-silica-sba-15-hydrogel-composites-for-papain-immobilization
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Hongjie Dai, Shiyi Ou, Zhijun Liu, Huihua Huang
Hydrogel composites based on pineapple peel carboxymethyl cellulose, polyvinyl alcohol and mesoporous silica SBA-15 were synthesized by an eco-friendly method of repeated freeze-thaw cycles for the application of papain immobilization. The experiment was optimized to obtain an efficient papain immobilization carrier. Simultaneously the immobilization conditions, including enzyme concentration, pH, crosslinker concentration and cross-linking time were optimized. The immobilized papain had maximum activity at low reaction temperature of 40°C and showed pH-sensitivity by exhibiting a rapid decrease of activity within a narrow range from pH 7...
August 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501446/the-involvement-of-cathepsin-f-gene-ctsf-in-turbot-scophthalmus-maximus-l-mucosal-immunity
#14
Chengbin Gao, Qiang Fu, Baofeng Su, Huanhuan Song, Shun Zhou, Fenghua Tan, Chao Li
Cathepsin F (CTSF) is a recently described papain-like cysteine protease and unique among cathepsins due to an elongated N-terminal pro-region, which contains a cystatin domain. CTSF likely plays a regulatory role in processing the invariant chain which is associated with the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class II. In this regard, we identified the CTSF gene of turbot as well as its protein structure, phylogenetic relationships, and expression patterns in mucosal tissues following Vibrio anguillarum and Streptococcus iniae challenge...
May 10, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497586/r-ras-deficiency-does-not-affect-papain-induced-ige-production-in-mice
#15
Laura Kummola, Zsuzsanna Ortutay, Maria Vähätupa, Stuart Prince, Hannele Uusitalo-Järvinen, Tero A H Järvinen, Ilkka S Junttila
INTRODUCTION: R-Ras GTPase has recently been implicated in the regulation of immune functions, particularly in dendritic cell (DC) maturation, immune synapse formation, and subsequent T cell responses. METHODS: Here, we investigated the role of R-Ras in allergen-induced immune response (type 2 immune response) in Rras deficient (R-Ras KO) and wild type (WT) mice. RESULTS: Initially, we found that the number of conventional DC's in the lymph nodes (LNs) was reduced in R-Ras KO mice...
May 11, 2017: Immunity, Inflammation and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496948/evaluation-of-igy-antibody-as-a-polyspecific-coombs-reagent
#16
Esteban Justo Gutiérrez Calzado, Marlene Toledano Heredia, Jeorge Fernadez Duharte, Amir-Hassan Zarnani
BACKGROUND: During the last twenty years, the extraction of specific egg yolk (IgY) antibodies from the immunized chickens has been accepted as a useful alternative to the immunization of mammals. The aim of the present study was immunizing the chickens with Human Umbilical Cord Serum (HUCS) and the extraction of specific anti-human globulins (IgG, C3b, and C3d) antibodies from egg yolk in order to obtain polyspecific Coombs reagent. METHODS: The novelty of this work was the achievement of a polyclonal reagent through a very cheap alternative method in accordance with all ethical regulations required for obtaining it...
April 2017: Avicenna Journal of Medical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496946/alpha-alumina-nanoparticle-conjugation-to-cysteine-peptidase-a-and-b-an-efficient-method-for-autophagy-induction
#17
Fatemeh Beyzay, Ahmad Zavaran Hosseini, Sara Soudi
BACKGROUND: Autophagy as a cellular pathway facilitates several immune responses against infection. It also eliminates invading pathogens through transferring content between the cytosol and the lysosomal vesicles and contributes to the cross-presentation of exogenous antigens to T lymphocytes via MHC class I pathway. Autophagy induction is one of the main targets for new drugs and future vaccine formulations. Nanoparticles are one of the candidates for autophagy induction. Cysteine Peptidase A (CPA) and Cysteine Peptidase B (CPB) are two members of papain family (Clan CA, family C1) enzyme that have been considered as a virulence factor of Leishmania (L...
April 2017: Avicenna Journal of Medical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493022/in-vitro-anti-thrombotic-and-anti-coagulant-properties-of-blacklip-abalone-haliotis-rubra-viscera-hydrolysate
#18
Hafiz Ansar Rasul Suleria, Paul P Masci, Rama Addepalli, Wei Chen, Glenda C Gobe, Simone A Osborne
Abalone viscera contain sulphated polysaccharides with anti-thrombotic and anti-coagulant activities. In this study, a hydrolysate was prepared from blacklip abalone (Haliotis rubra) viscera using papain and bromelain and fractionated using ion exchange and size exclusion chromatography. Hydrolysates and fractions were investigated for in vitro thrombin inhibition mediated through heparin cofactor II (HCII) as well as anti-coagulant activity in plasma and whole blood. On the basis of sulphated polysaccharide concentration, the hydrolysate inhibited thrombin through HCII with an inhibitor concentration at 50% (IC50) of 16...
May 11, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490584/a-naturally-occurring-recombinant-enterovirus-expresses-a-torovirus-deubiquitinase
#19
Pengcheng Shang, Saurav Misra, Ben Hause, Ying Fang
Enteroviruses are implicated in a wide range of diseases in human and animals. In this study, a novel enterovirus (species G; EVG 08/NC_USA/2015) was isolated from a diagnostic sample of neonatal pig diarrhea case and identified using metagenomics and complete genome sequencing. The viral genome shares 75.4% nucleotide identity with a prototypic EVG strain (PEV9 UKG/410/73). Remarkably, a 582 nucleotide insertion, flanked by 3C(pro) cleavage sites at 5' - and 3' - ends, was found in the 2C/3A junction region of the viral genome...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485427/chemoenzymatic-synthesis-of-polypeptides-containing-the-unnatural-amino-acid-2-aminoisobutyric-acid
#20
Kousuke Tsuchiya, Keiji Numata
Polypeptides containing 2-aminoisobutyric acid (Aib) units as an unnatural amino acid residue were synthesized by papain-catalyzed chemoenzymatic polymerization of a tripeptide ethyl ester l-Ala-Aib-l-Ala-OEt in an aqueous medium. The Aib-containing polypeptide adopted an α-helix conformation in both the solid and solution phases, which was induced by the periodic Aib residue.
May 9, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
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