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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145514/why-patients-with-thbd-c-1611c-a-p-cys537x-nonsense-mutation-have-high-levels-of-soluble-thrombomodulin
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Yohann Jourdy, Nathalie Enjolras, Sandra Le Quellec, Jean Claude Bordet, Claude Négrier, Christine Vinciguerra, Yesim Dargaud
BACKGROUND: Recently our group has described a new autosomal dominant bleeding disorder characterized by very high plasma levels of soluble thrombomodulin (TM). The THBD c.1611C>A (p.Cys537X) mutation in heterozygous state was found in the propositus. This mutation leads to the synthesis of a truncated TM which has lost the last three amino-acids of the transmembrane domain and the cytoplasmic tail. OBJECTIVE: We investigated the mechanism responsible for TM shedding in endothelial cells with THBD c...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145498/antigenicity-of-the-2015-2016-seasonal-h1n1-human-influenza-virus-ha-and-na-proteins
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Amelia M Clark, Marta L DeDiego, Christopher S Anderson, Jiong Wang, Hongmei Yang, Aitor Nogales, Luis Martinez-Sobrido, Martin S Zand, Mark Y Sangster, David J Topham
Antigenic drift of the hemagglutinin (HA) and neuraminidase (NA) influenza virus proteins contributes to reduced vaccine efficacy. To analyze antigenic drift in human seasonal H1N1 viruses derived from the 2009 pandemic H1N1 virus (pH1N1-like viruses) accounts for the limited effectiveness (around 40%) of vaccination against pH1N1-like viruses during the 2015-2016 season, nasal washes/swabs collected from adult subjects in the Rochester, NY area, were used to sequence and isolate the circulating viruses. The HA and NA proteins from viruses circulating during the 2015-2016 season encoded eighteen and fourteen amino acid differences, respectively, when compared to A/California/04/2009, a strain circulating at the origin of the 2009 pandemic...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145496/insights-into-soybean-transcriptome-reconfiguration-under-hypoxic-stress-functional-regulatory-structural-and-compositional-characterization
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Thiago J Nakayama, Fabiana A Rodrigues, Norman Neumaier, Juliana Marcolino-Gomes, Hugo B C Molinari, Thaís R Santiago, Eduardo F Formighieri, Marcos F Basso, José R B Farias, Beatriz M Emygdio, Ana C B de Oliveira, Ângela D Campos, Aluízio Borém, Frank G Harmon, Liliane M Mertz-Henning, Alexandre L Nepomuceno
Soybean (Glycine max) is one of the major crops worldwide and flooding stress affects the production and expansion of cultivated areas. Oxygen is essential for mitochondrial aerobic respiration to supply the energy demand of plant cells. Because oxygen diffusion in water is 10,000 times lower than in air, partial (hypoxic) or total (anoxic) oxygen deficiency is important component of flooding. Even when oxygen is externally available, oxygen deficiency frequently occurs in bulky, dense or metabolically active tissues such as phloem, meristems, seeds, and fruits...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145169/a-zinc-schiff-base-complex-inhibits-cancer-progression-both-in-vivo-and-in-vitro-by-inducing-apoptosis
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Arpita Banerjee, Kaushik Banerjee, Abhinaba Sinha, Satyajit Das, Saikat Majumder, Subrata Majumdar, Soumitra Kumar Choudhuri
Cancer chemotherapy suffers from selectivity and undesired toxicity of the drugs. Since zinc is a biocompatible tracer element and cysteine derivatives are used in cancer chemoprevention, we intend to develop a complex of zinc and cysteine-derivatives as potent, non-toxic anticancer agents. Herein, we synthesized and characterized cysteine based ligand, 2-[(2-Hydroxy-3-methoxy-benzylidene)-amino]-3-mercapto-propionic acid and its Zn-complex, which are found to be non-toxic towards normal human PBMC. Data also revealed that only Zn-complex exhibited remarkable apoptosis in drug-sensitive CCRF-CEM and multidrug-resistant CEM/ADR5000 cancer cells as assessed by MTT, Cell cycle and AnnexinV binding assay...
November 6, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145154/a-pipeline-for-proteome-scale-identification-and-studies-on-hormone-sensitive-lipases-in-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
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Durairaj Sherlin, Sharmila Anishetty
Hormone sensitive lipases (HSLs) play an important role in the survival of M. tuberculosis during dormancy. They help in the utilization of fatty acids from stored lipids. The objective of the current study was to identify all HSLs from the proteome of M. tuberculosis H37Rv. We have developed a novel HSL identification pipeline, based on amino acid sequence homology, presence of conserved motifs and other sequence features deciphered from known HSL dataset. Through this pipeline, we identified 10 proteins as putative HSLs in M...
November 7, 2017: Computational Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145121/role-of-acid-alkali-treatment-in-primary-sludge-anaerobic-fermentation-insights-into-microbial-community-structure-functional-shifts-and-metabolic-output-by-high-throughput-sequencing
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Xiao Huang, Wenyi Dong, Hongjie Wang, Yangyang Feng
This study aimed to investigate the effect of acid- or alkali-treatment on volatile fatty acids (VFAs) production and microbiological mechanism during primary sludge anaerobic fermentation. Seven fermentation experiments were conducted at different pH (3-12). Results showed that the optimal pH was 10 for accumulation of VFAs. High-throughput sequencing results indicated that acid and alkali treatment could inhibit Erysipelotrichaceae_UCG-004 and norank_p_Aminicenantes, instead of promoting Pseudomonas and Tissierella at acidic and alkaline condition, respectively...
November 4, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145079/microbial-transcript-and-metabolome-analysis-uncover-discrepant-metabolic-pathways-in-autotrophic-and-mixotrophic-anammox-consortia
#7
Ying Feng, Yunpeng Zhao, Yongzhao Guo, Sitong Liu
The ability of anammox bacteria to utilize organic matter has drawn extensive attention. However, the metabolic discrepancies between autotrophic and mixotrophic anammox consortia need to be further explored. Here, microbial transcript and metabolomic analysis were conducted for the samples harvested in the reactors and batch assays to investigate the phenotype discrepancies and intrinsic causes in autotrophic and mixotrophic anammox consortia. Results showed that metabolically active community structures did not show significant difference between autotrophic and mixotrophic anammox consortia (C/N = 0...
October 31, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145026/lc-ms-ms-quantification-of-felinine-metabolites-in-tissues-fluids-and-excretions-from-the-domestic-cat-felis-catus
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Ayami Futsuta, Wataru Hojo, Tamako Miyazaki, Tetsuro Yamashita, Masao Miyazaki
Domestic cat urine contains large concentrations of the unusual amino acid, felinine (2-amino-7-hydroxy-5,5-dimethyl-4-thiaheptanoic acid). A felinine derivative, 3-mercapt-3-methylbutanol is a potential scent signal for letting other animals know that the scent owners are cats. 3-Methylbutanol-glutathione (MBG) is an upstream precursor of the biosynthetic pathway of felinine that may be produced in hepatocytes by conjugation of glutathione with isopentenyl pyrophosphate, an intermediate for cholesterol biosynthesis...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144590/metabolic-profiling-of-normal-hepatocyte-and-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells-via-1-h-nuclear-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy
#9
Yang Chen, Zhong Chen, Jiang-Hua Feng, Yun-Bin Chen, Nai-Shun Liao, Ying Su, Chang-Yan Zou
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) causes death mainly by disseminated metastasis progression from the organ being confined. Different metastatic stages are closely related to cellular metabolic profiles. Normal hepatocyte and HepG2 cell line from low metastatic HCC were studied by NMR-based metabolomic techniques. Multivariate and univariate statistical analyses were utilized to identify characteristic metabolites from cells and cultured media. Elevated levels of acetate, creatine, isoleucine, leucine, and phenylalanine were observed in HepG2 cells, suggesting more active in gathering nutrient components along with altered amino acid metabolisms and enhanced lipid metabolism...
November 16, 2017: Cell Biology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144540/biosynthetic-energy-cost-of-potentially-highly-expressed-proteins-vary-with-niche-in-selected-actinobacteria
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Indrani Sarkar, Louis S Tisa, Maher Gtari, Arnab Sen
Amino acid and protein biosynthesis requires a number of high energy phosphate bonds and includes a dual energy cost for the synthesis of chemical intermediates during the fueling reactions and the conversion of precursor molecules to final products. One popular hypothesis is that the proteins encoded by putative highly expressed genes (hence called PHXPs) generally utilize low energy consuming amino acids to reduce the biosynthetic cost of the essential proteins. In our study, we found that this idea was not supported in the case of actinobacteria...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Basic Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144447/bcat1-restricts-%C3%AE-kg-levels-in-aml-stem-cells-leading-to-idhmut-like-dna-hypermethylation
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Simon Raffel, Mattia Falcone, Niclas Kneisel, Jenny Hansson, Wei Wang, Christoph Lutz, Lars Bullinger, Gernot Poschet, Yannic Nonnenmacher, Andrea Barnert, Carsten Bahr, Petra Zeisberger, Adriana Przybylla, Markus Sohn, Martje Tönjes, Ayelet Erez, Lital Adler, Patrizia Jensen, Claudia Scholl, Stefan Fröhling, Sibylle Cocciardi, Patrick Wuchter, Christian Thiede, Anne Flörcken, Jörg Westermann, Gerhard Ehninger, Peter Lichter, Karsten Hiller, Rüdiger Hell, Carl Herrmann, Anthony D Ho, Jeroen Krijgsveld, Bernhard Radlwimmer, Andreas Trumpp
The branched-chain amino acid (BCAA) pathway and high levels of BCAA transaminase 1 (BCAT1) have recently been associated with aggressiveness in several cancer entities. However, the mechanistic role of BCAT1 in this process remains largely uncertain. Here, by performing high-resolution proteomic analysis of human acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) stem-cell and non-stem-cell populations, we find the BCAA pathway enriched and BCAT1 protein and transcripts overexpressed in leukaemia stem cells. We show that BCAT1, which transfers α-amino groups from BCAAs to α-ketoglutarate (αKG), is a critical regulator of intracellular αKG homeostasis...
November 16, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144218/characterization-of-a-glycine-rich-protein-from-rhipicephalus-microplus-tissue-expression-gene-silencing-and-immune-recognition
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B F Leal, M F Alzugaray, A Seixas, I Da Silva Vaz, C A S Ferreira
Salivary molecules, as glycine-rich proteins (GRPs), are essential to tick attachment and feeding on the host and are suggested to be involved in the host's immune system evasion, therefore representing natural candidates in the search for protective vaccine antigens. This work shows the molecular characterization of a GRP from Rhipicephalus microplus (RmGRP). The cDNA and putative amino acid sequences were analysed, as well as the transcription level in tick tissues/developmental stages, showing the highest levels of gene expression in 1-day-old larvae and salivary glands of fully engorged females...
November 16, 2017: Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144135/parameterization-of-palmitoylated-cysteine-farnesylated-cysteine-geranylgeranylated-cysteine-and-myristoylated-glycine-for-the-martini-force-field
#13
Yoav Atsmon-Raz, D Peter Tieleman
Peripheral membrane proteins go through various post-translational modifications that covalently bind fatty acid tails to specific amino acids. These post translational modifications significantly alter the lipophilicity of the modified proteins and allow them to anchor to biological membranes. Over 1000 different proteins have been identified to date that require such membrane-protein interactions in order to carry out their biological functions, including members of the Src and Ras superfamilies that play key roles in cell signaling and carcinogenesis...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143945/one-evidence-of-cocaine-and-amphetamine-regulated-transcript-cart-has-the-bidirectional-effects-on-appetite-in-siberian-sturgeon-acipenser-baerii
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Xin Zhang, Yundi Gao, Ni Tang, Jinwen Qi, Yuanbing Wu, Jin Hao, Shuyao Wang, Defang Chen, Zhiqiong Li
Cocaine- and amphetamine-regulated transcript (CART), discovered in 1995, with various biological functions, has received much attention recently due to its role in the regulation of appetite in mammals. However, the function of CART on the appetite control in fish species is still not very clear. In this study, Siberian sturgeon (Acipenser baerii Brandt) cart gene was cloned for the first time, and the cart mRNA levels in 11 feeding-related tissues was investigated. The Siberian sturgeon cart gene sequence was 1459 base pairs (bp), including a 3'-terminal untranslated region (3'-UTR) of 39 bp, a 5'-terminal untranslated region (5'-UTR) of 52 bp, and an open reading frame (ORF) of 348 bp encoding 115 amino acids...
November 16, 2017: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143783/metformin-potentiates-the-benefits-of-dietary-restraint-a-metabolomic-study
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Marta Riera-Borrull, Anabel García-Heredia, Salvador Fernández-Arroyo, Anna Hernández-Aguilera, Noemí Cabré, Elisabet Cuyàs, Fedra Luciano-Mateo, Jordi Camps, Javier A Menendez, Jorge Joven
Prevention of the metabolic consequences of a chronic energy-dense/high-fat diet (HFD) represents a public health priority. Metformin is a strong candidate to be incorporated in alternative therapeutic approaches. We used a targeted metabolomic approach to assess changes related to the multi-faceted metabolic disturbances provoked by HFD. We evaluated the protective effects of metformin and explored how pro-inflammatory and metabolic changes respond when mice rendered obese, glucose-intolerant and hyperlipidemic were switched to diet reversal with or without metformin...
October 28, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143703/dose-response-evaluation-of-the-standardized-ileal-digestible-tryptophan-lysine-ratio-to-maximize-growth-performance-of-growing-finishing-gilts-under-commercial-conditions
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M A D Gonçalves, M D Tokach, N M Bello, K J Touchette, R D Goodband, J M DeRouchey, J C Woodworth, S S Dritz
Environmental regulations as well as economic incentives have resulted in greater use of synthetic amino acids in swine diets. Tryptophan is typically the second limiting amino acid in corn-soybean meal-based diets. However, using corn-based co-products emphasizes the need to evaluate the pig's response to increasing Trp concentrations. Therefore, the objective of these studies was to evaluate the dose-response to increasing standardized ileal digestible (SID) Trp : Lys on growth performance of growing-finishing gilts housed under large-scale commercial conditions...
November 16, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143601/morphological-description-and-dna-barcoding-study-of-sand-rice-agriophyllum-squarrosum-chenopodiaceae-collected-in-kazakhstan
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Yuliya Genievskaya, Saule Abugalieva, Aibatsha Zhubanysheva, Yerlan Turuspekov
BACKGROUND: Sand rice (Agriophyllum squarrosum (L.) Moq.) is an annual shrub-like plant adapted to the mobile sand dunes in desert and semi-desert regions of Asia. It has a balanced nutrient composition with relatively high concentration of lipids and proteins, which results in its nutrition being similar to legumes. Sand rice's proteins contain the full range of essential amino acids. However, calories content is more similar to wheat. These features together with desert stress resistance make sand rice a potential food crop resilient to ongoing climate change...
November 14, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143556/datalbase-a-database-for-genomic-and-transcriptomic-data-related-to-tal-effectors
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Alvaro L Pérez-Quintero, Léo Lamy, Carlos A Zarate, Sébastien Cunnac, Erin L Doyle, Adam J Bogdanove, Boris Szurek, Alexis Derepeer
Transcription activator-like effectors (TALEs) are proteins found in the genus Xanthomonas of phytopathogenic bacteria. These proteins enter the nucleus of cells in the host plant and can induce the expression of susceptibility S genes, triggering disease. TALEs bind the promoter region of S genes following a specific code, which allows the prediction of binding sites based on TALEs' amino acid sequence. New candidate susceptibility genes can then be discovered by finding the intersection between genes induced in the presence of TALEs and genes containing predicted effector binding elements (EBEs)...
November 16, 2017: Molecular Plant-microbe Interactions: MPMI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143552/metabonomics-analysis-of-serum-from-rats-given-long-term-and-low-level-cadmium-by-ultra-performance-liquid-chromatography-mass-spectrometry
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Liyan Hu, Lu Bo, Meiyan Zhang, Siqi Li, Xiujuan Zhao, Changhao Sun
1. This study evaluated the toxicity of chronic exposure to low-level cadmium (Cd) in rats using ultra-performance liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (UPLC-MS). Forty male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly assigned to four groups, namely, the control group, low-dose group (0.13 mg/kg·bw), middle-dose group (0.8 mg/kg·bw) and high-dose group (4.89 mg/kg·bw). The rats continuously received CdCl2 via drinking water for 24 weeks. Serum samples were collected for metabonomics analysis. The data generated from the UPLC-MS was analysed using principal components analysis (PCA) and partial least-squares discriminant analysis (PLS-DA)...
November 16, 2017: Xenobiotica; the Fate of Foreign Compounds in Biological Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143488/isolation-and-characterization-of-novel-goose-parvovirus-related-virus-reveal-the-evolution-of-waterfowl-parvovirus
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P Li, S Lin, R Zhang, J Chen, D Sun, J Lan, S Song, Z Xie, S Jiang
Short beak and dwarfism syndrome (SBDS) has been constantly breaking out in China since 2015. It is caused by a novel goose parvovirus-related virus (NGPV) and can severely restrict the growth of ducks. In this study, seven NGPV stains were isolated from different regions in China between 2015 and 2016. To better understand the correlation between NGPV and goose parvovirus (GPV), we conducted complete genome sequencing and a comprehensive analysis of the NGPV genome. The phylogenetic and alignment analysis showed that NGPV is a branch of GPV, sharing 92...
November 16, 2017: Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
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