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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065237/a-new-polymer-electron-acceptor-based-on-thiophene-s-s-dioxide-unit-for-organic-photovoltaics
#1
Bin Meng, Junhui Miao, Jun Liu, Lixiang Wang
For polymer solar cells (PSCs), efficient polymer electron acceptors are always based on strong electron-withdrawing imide unit or boron-nitrogen coordinative bond (B←N). In this paper, a new polymer electron acceptor based on thiophene-S,S-dioxide (TDO) unit is reported. The polymer electron acceptor, PBDT-TDO, consists of alternating TDO unit and 4,8-bis(alkylthienyl)-2-yl]benzo[1,2-b:4,5-b']dithiophene (BDT) unit. For comparison, a control polymer with alternating BDT unit and thiophene unit has also been synthesized...
October 24, 2017: Macromolecular Rapid Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030243/the-inhibition-of-the-kynurenine-pathway-prevents-behavioral-disturbances-and-oxidative-stress-in-the-brain-of-adult-rats-subjected-to-an-animal-model-of-schizophrenia
#2
Gislaine Z Réus, Indianara R T Becker, Giselli Scaini, Fabricia Petronilho, Jean P Oses, Rima Kaddurah-Daouk, Luciane B Ceretta, Alexandra I Zugno, Felipe Dal-Pizzol, João Quevedo, Tatiana Barichello
Evidence has shown that the kynurenine pathway (KP) plays a role in the onset of oxidative stress and also in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia. The aim of this study was to use a pharmacological animal model of schizophrenia induced by ketamine to investigate if KP inhibitors could protect the brains of Wistar rats against oxidative stress and behavioral changes. Ketamine, injected at the dose of 25mg/kg, increased spontaneous locomotor activity. However, the inhibitors of tryptophan 2,3-dioxygenase (TDO), indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) and kynurenine-3-monooxygenase (KMO) were able to reverse these changes...
October 13, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963438/dlx3-promotes-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells-proliferation-through-h19-mir-675-axis
#3
Na Zhao, Li Zeng, Yang Liu, Dong Han, Haochen Liu, Jian Xu, Yuxi Jiang, Cuiying Li, Tao Cai, Hailan Feng, Yixiang Wang
The underlying molecular mechanism of the increased bone mass phenotype in Tricho-dento-osseous (TDO) syndrome remains largely unknown. Our previous study has shown that the TDO point mutation c.533A>G, Q178R in DLX3 could increase bone density in a TDO patient and transgenic mice partially through delaying senescence in bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs). In the present study, we provided a new complementary explanation for TDO syndrome: the DLX3 (Q178R) mutation increased BMSCs proliferation through H19/miR-675 axis...
September 28, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904628/tibial-derotational-osteotomies-in-two-neuromuscular-populations-comparing-cerebral-palsy-with-myelomeningocele
#4
R M Thompson, S Ihnow, L Dias, V Swaroop
PURPOSE: To review the outcomes of tibial derotational osteotomies (TDOs) as a function of complication and revision surgery rates comparing a cohort of children with myelodysplasia to a cohort with cerebral palsy (CP). METHODS: A chart review was completed on TDOs performed in a tertiary referral centre on patients with myelodysplasia or CP between 1985 and 2013 in patients aged > 5 years with > 2 years follow-up. Charts were reviewed for demographics, direction/degree of derotation, complications and need for re-derotation...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Children's Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809552/characterization-of-2-oxindole-forming-heme-enzyme-mare-expanding-the-functional-diversity-of-the-tryptophan-dioxygenase-superfamily
#5
Yuyang Zhang, Yi Zou, Nelson L Brock, Tingting Huang, Yingxia Lan, Xiaozheng Wang, Zixin Deng, Yi Tang, Shuangjun Lin
3-Substituted 2-oxindoles are important structural motifs found in many biologically active natural products and pharmaceutical lead compounds. Here, we report an enzymatic formation of the 3-substituted 2-oxindoles catalyzed by MarE in the maremycin biosynthetic pathway in Streptomyces sp. B9173. MarE is a homologue of Fe(II)/heme-dependent tryptophan 2,3-dioxygenases (TDOs). Typical TDOs usually catalyze the insertion of two oxygen atoms from O2 into an indole ring to generate N-formylkynurenine (NFK)-like products...
August 15, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659861/the-effect-of-systemic-nitroglycerin-administration-on-the-kynurenine-pathway-in-the-rat
#6
Gábor Nagy-Grócz, Klaudia F Laborc, Gábor Veres, Attila Bajtai, Zsuzsanna Bohár, Dénes Zádori, Annamária Fejes-Szabó, Eleonóra Spekker, László Vécsei, Árpád Párdutz
The primary headache disorders include migraine, which is one of the most frequent neurological disorders, which influences more than 14% of the whole population. Despite the research efforts, its exact pathomechanism is not fully revealed, but evidence points to the role of glutamate and its receptors. Kynurenic acid is an endogenous glutamate receptor antagonist produced by the kynurenine pathway (KP). Tryptophan 2,3-dioxygenase (TDO) and indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) convert l-tryptophan to N-formyl-l-kynurenine, to be further transformed to l-kynurenine...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650043/heme-containing-enzymes-and-inhibitors-for-tryptophan-metabolism
#7
REVIEW
Daojing Yan, Ying-Wu Lin, Xiangshi Tan
Iron-containing enzymes such as heme enzymes play crucial roles in biological systems. Three distinct heme-containing dioxygenase enzymes, tryptophan 2,3-dioxygenase (TDO), indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase 1 (IDO1) and indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase 2 (IDO2) catalyze the initial and rate-limiting step of l-tryptophan catabolism through the kynurenine pathway in mammals. Overexpression of these enzymes causes depletion of tryptophan and the accumulation of metabolic products, which contributes to tumor immune tolerance and immune dysregulation in a variety of disease pathologies...
September 20, 2017: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637419/pharmacological-inhibitors-of-nad-biosynthesis-as-potential-an-ticancer-agents
#8
Stephanie Lucas, Claire Soave, Ghazal Nabil, Zainab Sabry Othman Ahmed, Guohua Chen, Hossny Awad El-Banna, Q Ping Dou, Jian Wang
BACKGROUND: Alteration of cellular metabolism is a hallmark of cancer, which underlies exciting opportunities to develop effective, anti-cancer therapeutics through inhibition of cancer metabolism. Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide (NAD+), an essential coenzyme of energy metabolism and a signaling molecule linking cellular energy status to a spectrum of molecular regulation, has been shown to be in high demand in a variety of cancer cells. Depletion of NAD+ by inhibition of its key biosynthetic enzymes has become an attractive strategy to target cancer...
2017: Recent Patents on Anti-cancer Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628786/btex-and-naphthalene-degrading-bacterium-microbacterium-esteraromaticum-strain-sbs1-7-isolated-from-estuarine-sediment
#9
Akanit Wongbunmak, Sansanee Khiawjan, Manop Suphantharika, Thunyarat Pongtharangkul
In this study, a non-pathogenic, BTEX-degrading Microbacterium esteraromaticum SBS1-7 was isolated from estuarine sediment in Thailand via an enrichment technique. M. esteraromaticum SBS1-7 was able to degrade all six BTEX components, in both liquid medium and soil slurry system, when BTEX was supplied as an individual component or a mixture. It exhibited a high level of tolerance towards a wide range of hydrocarbons and also utilized alkanes and naphthalene. Detection of metabolites produced during BTEX and naphthalene degradation revealed highly extensive biodegradation pathways used by M...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626554/tuning-the-polarity-of-charge-carriers-using-electron-deficient-thiophenes
#10
Jonathan Z Low, Brian Capozzi, Jing Cui, Sujun Wei, Latha Venkataraman, Luis M Campos
Thiophene-1,1-dioxide (TDO) oligomers have fascinating electronic properties. We previously used thermopower measurements to show that a change in charge carrier from hole to electron occurs with increasing length of TDO oligomers when single-molecule junctions are formed between gold electrodes. In this article, we show for the first time that the dominant conducting orbitals for thiophene/TDO oligomers of fixed length can be tuned by altering the strength of the electron acceptors incorporated into the backbone...
April 1, 2017: Chemical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541512/the-interplay-between-metabolic-remodeling-and-immune-regulation-in-glioblastoma
#11
Pravin Kesarwani, Shiva Kant, Antony Prabhu, Prakash Chinnaiyan
The fields of tumor metabolism and immune oncology have both independently received considerable attention over the last several years. The majority of research in tumor metabolism has largely focused on the Warburg effect and its resulting biologic consequences, including energy and macromolecule production. However, recent investigations have identified elegant, multifaceted strategies by which alterations in tumor metabolism can also contribute to a potent tolerogenic immune environment. One of the most notable is increased tryptophan metabolism through activation of indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase 1 (IDO1) and tryptophan 2,3-dioxygenase (TDO)...
October 1, 2017: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469468/kynurenine-pathway-of-tryptophan-metabolism-regulatory-and-functional-aspects
#12
REVIEW
Abdulla A-B Badawy
Regulatory and functional aspects of the kynurenine (K) pathway (KP) of tryptophan (Trp) degradation are reviewed. The KP accounts for ~95% of dietary Trp degradation, of which 90% is attributed to the hepatic KP. During immune activation, the minor extrahepatic KP plays a more active role. The KP is rate-limited by its first enzyme, Trp 2,3-dioxygenase (TDO), in liver and indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) elsewhere. TDO is regulated by glucocorticoid induction, substrate activation and stabilization by Trp, cofactor activation by heme, and end-product inhibition by reduced nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (phosphate)...
2017: International Journal of Tryptophan Research: IJTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465467/indoleamine-2-3-dioxygenase-1-deficiency-attenuates-ccl4-induced-fibrosis-through-th17-cells-down-regulation-and-tryptophan-2-3-dioxygenase-compensation
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Weichao Zhong, Lei Gao, Zhenting Zhou, Haiyan Lin, Chun Chen, Peng Huang, Weiliang Huang, Chuying Zhou, Shaohui Huang, Linghui Nie, Ye Liu, Youming Chen, Daqiao Zhou, Zhiping Lv
Indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase 1 (IDO1) is an intracellular rate-limiting enzyme in the metabolism of tryptophan along the kynurenine pathway, subsequently mediating the immune response; however, the role of IDO1 in liver fibrosis and cirrhosis is still unclear. In this study, we investigated the role of IDO1 in the development of hepatic fibrosis and cirrhosis. Patients with hepatitis B virus-induced cirrhosis and healthy volunteers were enrolled. For animals, carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) was used to establish liver fibrosis in wild-type and IDO1 knockout mice...
June 20, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459584/role-of-the-dark-2ag-state-in-donor-acceptor-copolymers-as-a-pathway-for-singlet-fission-a-dmrg-study
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Jiajun Ren, Qian Peng, Xu Zhang, Yuanping Yi, Zhigang Shuai
The mechanism of intramolecular singlet fission in donor-acceptor-type copolymers, especially the role of the dark 2Ag state, is not so clear. In this Letter, the electronic structure of the benzodithiophene (B)-thiophene-1,1-dioxide (TDO) copolymer is calculated by density matrix renormalization group theory with the Pariser-Parr-Pople model. We find that the dark 2Ag state is the lowest singlet excited state and is nearly degenerate with the 1Bu state. So, a fast internal conversion from 1Bu to 2Ag state is highly possible...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454699/altered-placental-tryptophan-metabolic-pathway-in-human-fetal-growth-restriction
#15
Padma Murthi, Euan M Wallace, David W Walker
INTRODUCTION: Tryptophan is a substrate for kynurenine pathway metabolism in the placenta. We investigated if kynurenine metabolites change over gestation, if they are different between pregnancies with normal and fetal growth restriction (FGR), and if the oxygen environment modulated kynurenine pathway activity in the human placenta. METHODS: Tryptophan, kynurenine, and downstream kynurenine metabolites were determined in maternal venous blood, umbilical cord blood, and placental samples obtained in 1st and 3rd trimester pregnancies including FGR, and in the media of placental explants incubated with 20% or 5-8% O2 for 24, 48 or 72 h...
April 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410886/the-autogenous-graft-versus-transport-distraction-osteogenesis-for-reconstruction-of-the-ramus-condyle-unit-a-prospective-comparative-study
#16
S Kohli, S Mohanty, S Singh, Sandeep, J Dabas, R Patel
This study aimed to compare the joint function and morphology achieved following condylar reconstruction using sternoclavicular grafts (SCG) versus transport distraction osteogenesis (TDO) in temporomandibular joint (TMJ) ankylosis patients. Twenty-two patients with TMJ ankylosis underwent TMJ reconstruction with SCG or TDO (n=11 each). Radiographic and clinical evaluations were performed at 1 week and at 1, 3, and 6 months post-surgery. Clinical criteria examined included the duration of surgery, mean postoperative mouth opening, excursive jaw movements, and pain scores...
September 2017: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405495/biological-and-clinical-significance-of-tryptophan-catabolizing-enzymes-in-cutaneous-t-cell-lymphomas
#17
Pilvi Maliniemi, Kirsi Laukkanen, Liisa Väkevä, Katja Dettmer, Tuomas Lipsanen, Leila Jeskanen, Alban Bessede, Peter J Oefner, Marshall E Kadin, Annamari Ranki
Indoleamine 2,3-deoxygenase 1 (IDO1) induces immune tolerance in the tumor microenvironment (TME) and is recognized as a potential therapeutic target. We studied the expression of both IDO1 and the related tryptophan 2,3-dioxygenase (TDO) in several different subtypes of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL), and evaluated the kynurenine (KYN) pathway in the local TME and in patient sera. Specimens from the total of 90 CTCL patients, including mycosis fungoides (MF, n = 37), lymphomatoid papulosis (LyP, n = 36), primary cutaneous anaplastic large cell lymphoma (pcALCL, n = 4), subcutaneous panniculitis-like T-cell lymphoma (SPTCL n = 13), and 10 patients with inflammatory lichen ruber planus (LRP), were analyzed by immunohistochemistry (IHC), immunofluorescence (IF), quantitative PCR, and/or liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357780/targeting-tdo-in-cancer-immunotherapy
#18
REVIEW
Cheng-Peng Yu, Yun-Lei Song, Zheng-Ming Zhu, Bo Huang, Ying-Qun Xiao, Da-Ya Luo
Tryptophan-2,3-dioxygenase (TDO) is a homotetrameric heme-containing protein catalyzing the initial step in the kynurenine pathway, which oxidates the 2,3-double bond of the indole ring in L-tryptophan and catalyzes it into kynurenine (KYN). The upregulation of TDO results in a decrease in tryptophan and the accumulation of KYN and its metabolites. These metabolites can affect the proliferation of T cells. Increasing evidence demonstrates that TDO is a promising therapeutic target in the anti-tumor process...
May 2017: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338317/kinetics-and-mechanism-of-the-oxidation-of-thiourea-dioxide-by-iodine-in-a-slightly-acidic-medium
#19
Li Xu, László Valkai, Alena A Kuznetsova, Sergei V Makarov, Attila K Horváth
The thiourea dioxide (TDO)-iodine reaction was investigated spectrophotometrically monitoring the consumption of total amount of iodine at 468 nm, at T = 25.0 ± 0.1 °C, and at 0.5 M ionic strength in buffered slightly acidic medium. The nitrogen- and carbon-containing products were found to be ammonium ion and dissolved carbon dioxide, respectively, while from sulfur part sulfate ion was exclusively detected, when fresh TDO solution was used. The stoichiometry of the reaction was established as 2I2 + TDO + 4H2O → SO4(2-) + 2NH4(+) + 4I(-) + CO2 + 4H(+) indicating a strict 2:1 stoichiometric ratio...
March 24, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314892/abnormal-kynurenine-pathway-of-tryptophan-catabolism-in-cardiovascular-diseases
#20
REVIEW
Ping Song, Tharmarajan Ramprasath, Huan Wang, Ming-Hui Zou
Kynurenine pathway (KP) is the primary path of tryptophan (Trp) catabolism in most mammalian cells. The KP generates several bioactive catabolites, such as kynurenine (Kyn), kynurenic acid (KA), 3-hydroxykynurenine (3-HK), xanthurenic acid (XA), and 3-hydroxyanthranilic acid (3-HAA). Increased catabolite concentrations in serum are associated with several cardiovascular diseases (CVD), including heart disease, atherosclerosis, and endothelial dysfunction, as well as their risk factors, including hypertension, diabetes, obesity, and aging...
August 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
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