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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679800/synthetic-investigation-of-binary-ternary-cr-iii-hydroxycarboxylic-acid-aromatic-chelator-systems-structure-specific-influence-on-adipogenic-biomarkers-linked-to-insulin-mimesis
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O Tsave, C Gabriel, M Kafantari, M Yavropoulou, J G Yovos, C P Raptopoulou, V Psycharis, A Terzis, C Mateescu, A Salifoglou
In an attempt to understand the aqueous interactions of Cr(III) with low-molecular mass physiological ligands and examine its role as an adipogenic metallodrug agent in Diabetes mellitus II, the pH-specific synthesis in the binary-ternary Cr(III)-(HA = hydroxycarboxylic acid)-(N,N)-aromatic chelator (AC) (HA = 2-hydroxyethyl iminodiacetic acid/heidaH2 , quinic acid; AC = 1,10-phenanthroline/phen) systems was pursued, leading to four new crystalline compounds. All materials were characterized by elemental analysis, UV-Visible, FT-IR, and ESI-MS spectroscopy, cyclic voltammetry, and X-Ray crystallography...
February 10, 2018: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679799/refolding-kinetics-of-cytochrome-c-studied-with-microsecond-timescale-continuous-flow-uv-vis-spectroscopy-and-rapid-freeze-quench-epr
#2
Batoul Srour, Marc J F Strampraad, Wilfred R Hagen, Peter-Leon Hagedoorn
The study of the structure, function, folding and conformational transitions of cytochrome c is of great interest because this protein plays an important role in biological electron transport and apoptosis. The different native and non-native conformations have been studied extensively under equilibrium conditions at different pH values, however, kinetic studies are rare because they require technically challenging rapid mixing and spectroscopic monitoring techniques. Here we present the refolding kinetics of acid denatured cytochrome c using the pH jump technique from pH 2 to pH 4...
April 11, 2018: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679713/molecular-phylogenetics-of-the-genus-costularia-schoeneae-cyperaceae-reveals-multiple-distinct-evolutionary-lineages
#3
Isabel Larridon, Kenneth Bauters, Ilias Semmouri, Jan-Adriaan Viljoen, Christina J Prychid, A Muthama Muasya, Jeremy J Bruhl, Karen L Wilson, Bruno Senterre, Paul Goetghebeur
We investigated the monophyly of Costularia (25 species), a genus of tribe Schoeneae (Cyperaceae) that illustrates a remarkable distribution pattern from southeastern Africa, over Madagascar, the Mascarenes and Seychelles, to Malesia and New Caledonia. A further species, Tetraria borneensis, has been suggested to belong to Costularia. Relationships and divergence times were inferred using an existing four marker phylogeny of Cyperaceae tribe Schoeneae expanded with newly generated sequence data mainly for Costularia s...
April 18, 2018: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679594/design-and-synthesis-of-a-new-peptide-derived-from-fasciola-gigantica-cathepsin-l1-with-potential-application-in-serodiagnosis-of-fascioliasis
#4
Behnam Meshgi, Fatemeh Jalousian, Saeid Fathi, Zahra Jahani
Fascioliasis is a global parasitic disease that affects domestic animals and causes considerable economic losses in the process of domestic animal breeding in endemic regions. The cause of the disease involves a liver trematode of the genus Fasciola, which secretes materials into a host's body (mainly proteins) in order to protect it from the host's immune system. These materials can be involved in the migration, growth, and nutrition of the parasite. Among the expressive proteins of Fasciola, proteases have been introduced as the appropriate targets for diagnosis, treatment, and vaccination against parasites...
April 18, 2018: Experimental Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679512/phylogenetic-analysis-of-dunaliella-chlorophyta-emphasizing-new-benthic-and-supralittoral-isolates-from-great-salt-lake
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William J Henley, Michael Cobbs, Lucie Novoveská, Mark A Buchheim
Dunaliella, a commercially important chlorophyte, is globally distributed in saline habitats. Morphological species have not been definitively reconciled with phylogenetic analyses. Considerable genetic diversity continues to be discovered in new isolates, especially from soil and benthic habitats. Twenty-nine new isolates from Great Salt Lake, Utah, many from benthic or supralittoral habitats, were phylogenetically analyzed using ITS1+5.8S+ITS2 in comparison to a broad sampling of available sequences. A few new isolates align in one branch of a bifurcated monophyletic D...
April 21, 2018: Journal of Phycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679465/generating-anchors-only-to-lose-them-the-unusual-story-of-glycosylphosphatidylinositol-anchor-biosynthesis-and-remodeling-in-yeast-and-fungi
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Sneha Sudha Komath, Sneh Lata Singh, Vavilala A Pratyusha, Sudisht Kumar Sah
Glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI)-anchored proteins (GPI-APs) are present ubiquitously at the cell surface in all eukaryotes. They play a crucial role in the interaction of the cell with its external environment, allowing the cell to receive signals, respond to challenges, and mediate adhesion. In yeast and fungi, they also participate in the structural integrity of the cell wall and are often essential for survival. Roughly four decades after the discovery of the first GPI-APs, this review provides an overview of the insights gained from studies of the GPI biosynthetic pathway and the future challenges in the field...
May 2018: IUBMB Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679442/immunolocalization-of-g-protein-coupled-estrogen-receptor-in-the-pig-epididymis
#7
Malivindi Rocco, Aquila Saveria, Rago Vittoria
The presence of estrogen in the genital ducts of different mammalian species has been extensively studied and the estrogen influence on the functional activity of the male genital tract has been hypothesized. Conversely, very few data have been reported on pig excurrent ducts: the localization of classical estrogen receptors (ERα and ERβ) is scarcely known, while the expression of the G protein-coupled receptor (GPER1), a membrane estrogen receptor, is still unknown in pig. The aim of the present study was to evaluate GPER1 expression in the different regions of the mature pig epididymis, using immunohistochemistry, western blot and RT-PCR analyses...
April 20, 2018: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679311/is-it-possible-to-manipulate-scelionidae-wasps-preference-to-a-target-host
#8
R Tognon, J Sant'Ana, L R Redaelli, A L Meyer
Parasitoid host selection is mainly mediated by chemical cues, which can be adjusted by experience, changing their innate behavior. Therefore, this study evaluated if immature experience (pre-imaginal conditioning) on eggs and volatiles from different host eggs has influence on parasitism and chemotaxic behavior of Telenomus podisi Ashmead and/or Trissolcus basalis Wollaston (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae). Both wasp species were submitted to a multiple-choice parasitism test among Euschistus heros (Fabricius), Piezodorus guildinii (Westwood), and Nezara viridula L...
April 20, 2018: Neotropical Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679227/cypd-mptp-axis-regulates-mitochondrial-functions-contributing-to-osteogenic-dysfunction-of-mc3t3-e1-cells-in-inflammation
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Xueqi Gan, Ling Zhang, Beilei Liu, Zhuoli Zhu, Yuting He, Junsheng Chen, Junfei Zhu, Haiyang Yu
Bone is a dynamic organ, the bone-forming osteoblasts and bone-resorbing osteoclasts form the physiological basis of bone remodeling process. During pathological process of numerous inflammatory diseases, these two aspects are uncoupled and the balance is usually tipped in favor of bone destruction. Evidence suggests that the inflammatory destruction of bone is mainly attributed to oxidative stress and is closely related to mitochondrial dysfunction. The mechanisms underlying osteogenic dysfunction in inflammation still need further investigation...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678917/genomic-inference-of-recombination-mediated-evolution-in-xanthomonas-euvesicatoria-and-x-perforans
#10
Mustafa O Jibrin, Neha Potnis, Sujan Timilsina, Gerald V Minsavage, Gary E Vallad, Pamela D Roberts, Jeffrey B Jones, Erica M Goss
Recombination is a major driver of evolution in bacterial populations because it can spread and combine independently evolved beneficial mutations. Recombinant lineages of plant bacterial pathogens are typically associated with colonization of novel hosts and emergence of new diseases. Here, we show that recombination between evolutionarily and phenotypically distinct plant pathogenic lineages generated recombinant lineages with unique combinations of pathogenicity and virulence factors. X. euvesicatoria ( Xe ) and X...
April 20, 2018: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678911/food-spoilage-associated-leuconostoc-lactococcus-and-lactobacillus-species-display-different-survival-strategies-in-response-to-competition
#11
Margarita Andreevskaya, Elina Jääskeläinen, Per Johansson, Anne Ylinen, Lars Paulin, Johanna Björkroth, Petri Auvinen
Psychrotrophic lactic acid bacteria (LAB) are the prevailing spoilage organisms in packaged cold-stored meat products. Species composition and metabolic activities of such LAB spoilage communities are determined by the nature of meat product, storage condition and interspecies interactions. Our knowledge of systems-level responses of LAB during such interactions is very limited. To expand it, we studied interactions between three common psychrotrophic spoilage LAB ( Leuconostoc gelidum , Lactococcus piscium and Lactobacillus oligofermentans ) by comparing their time-course transcriptome profiles obtained during their growth in individual, pairwise and triple cultures...
April 20, 2018: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678658/essentiality-conservation-evolutionary-pressure-and-codon-bias-in-bacterial-genomes
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Maddalena Dilucca, Giulio Cimini, Andrea Giansanti
Essential genes constitute the core of genes which cannot be mutated too much nor lost along the evolutionary history of a species. Natural selection is expected to be stricter on essential genes and on conserved (highly shared) genes, than on genes that are either nonessential or peculiar to a single or a few species. In order to further assess this expectation, we study here how essentiality of a gene is connected with its degree of conservation among several unrelated bacterial species, each one characterised by its own codon usage bias...
April 17, 2018: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678591/ferroptosis-is-newly-characterized-form-of-neuronal-cell-death-in-response-to-arsenite-exposure
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Qianghu Tang, LuLu Bai, Zhen Zou, Pan Meng, Yinyin Xia, Shuqun Cheng, Shaoyu Mu, Jianrong Zhou, Xuefeng Wang, Xia Qin, Xianqing Cao, Xuejun Jiang, Chengzhi Chen
Ferroptosis is a novel iron-dependent form of cell death implicated in brain pathology. However, whether arsenite is an inducer of ferroptosis in the neurons remains completely unknown. In this study, the seven-week-old healthy C57BL/6 J male mice were treated with environmental related doses (0.5, 5 and 50 mg/L) of arsenite for 6 months via drinking water, and the ferroptosis-related indicators were further determined. Our results demonstrated for the first time that, arsenite exposure significantly reduced the number of neuron and caused the pathological changes of mitochondria in the cerebral cortex of mice...
April 17, 2018: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678329/antibacterial-photocatalytic-activity-of-different-crystalline-tio-2-phases-in-oral-multispecies-biofilm
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Heloisa N Pantaroto, Antonio P Ricomini-Filho, Martinna M Bertolini, José H D Silva, Nilton F Azevedo Neto, Cortino Sukotjo, Elidiane C Rangel, Valentim A R Barão
OBJECTIVE: Titanium dioxide (TiO2 ) incorporation in biomaterials is a promising technology due to its photocatalytic and antibacterial activities. However, the antibacterial potential of different TiO2 crystalline structures on a multispecies oral biofilm remains unknown. We hypothesized that the different crystalline TiO2 phases present different photocatalytic and antibacterial activities. METHODS: Three crystalline TiO2 films were deposited by magnetron sputtering on commercially pure titanium (cpTi), in order to obtain four groups: (1) machined cpTi (control); (2) A-TiO2 (anatase); (3) M-TiO2 (mixture of anatase and rutile); (4) R-TiO2 (rutile)...
April 17, 2018: Dental Materials: Official Publication of the Academy of Dental Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678220/analysis-of-the-vidas-%C3%A2-staph-enterotoxin-iii-set3-for-detection-of-staphylococcal-enterotoxins-g-h-and-i-in-foods
#15
Jennifer M Hait, Angela T Nguyen, Sandra M Tallent
Background : Staphylococcal food poisoning (SFP) frequently causes illnesses worldwide. SFP occurs from the ingestion of staphylococcal enterotoxins (SEs) preformed in foods by enterotoxigenic strains of Staphylococcus species, primarily S. aureus . SEG, SEH, and SEI induce emesis and have been implicated in outbreaks. Immunological-based methods are deemed the most practical methods for the routine analysis of SEs in foods given their ease of use, sensitivity, specificity, and commercial availability. These kits are routinely used to test for SEA-SEE...
April 20, 2018: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677685/on-the-phylogenetic-position-of-the-genus-raphidocystis-haptista-centroplasthelida-with-notes-on-the-dimorphism-in-centrohelid-life-cycle
#16
Vasily V Zlatogursky, Daria Drachko, Vladimir I Klimov, Yegor Shishkin
Centrohelid heliozoan Raphidocystis glabra was reisolated for the first time after initial description and put into a clonal culture. Its correct identification was confirmed by scanning and transmission electron microscopy of scales. The first light microscopy data from the living cells were obtained. Phylogenetic analysis of its position using 18S rDNA sequences was also performed. This species branches inside of the Polyplacocystis clade, being closely related to the strain HLO4. The latter was isolated from the same sample with R...
April 5, 2018: European Journal of Protistology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677366/the-absence-of-indoleamine-2-3-dioxygenase-inhibits-retinal-capillary-degeneration-in-diabetic-mice
#17
Rooban B Nahomi, Sruthi Sampathkumar, Angela M Myers, Lynda Elghazi, Dawn G Smith, Jie Tang, C Allen Lee, Timothy S Kern, Ram H Nagaraj, Patrice E Fort
Purpose: Loss of retinal capillary endothelial cells and pericytes through apoptosis is an early event in diabetic retinopathy (DR). Inflammatory pathways play a role in early DR, yet the biochemical mechanisms are poorly understood. In this study, we investigated the role of indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO), an inflammatory cytokine-inducible enzyme, on retinal endothelial apoptosis and capillary degeneration in the diabetic retina. Methods: IDO was detected in human and mouse retinas by immunohistochemistry or Western blotting...
April 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677102/implications-of-pi3k-akt-pten-signaling-on-superoxide-dismutases-expression-and-in-the-pathogenesis-of-alzheimer-s-disease
#18
REVIEW
Satoru Matsuda, Yukie Nakagawa, Ai Tsuji, Yasuko Kitagishi, Atsuko Nakanishi, Toshiyuki Murai
Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative sickness, where the speed of personal disease progression differs prominently due to genetic and environmental factors such as life style. Alzheimer’s disease is described by the construction of neuronal plaques and neurofibrillary tangles composed of phosphorylated tau protein. Mitochondrial dysfunction may be a noticeable feature of Alzheimer’s disease and increased production of reactive oxygen species has long been described. Superoxide dismutases (SODs) protect from excess reactive oxygen species to form less reactive hydrogen peroxide...
April 20, 2018: Diseases (Basel)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676730/mesorhizobium-wenxiniae-sp-nov-isolated-from-chickpea-cicer-arietinum-l-in-china
#19
Junjie Zhang, Chen Guo, Wenfeng Chen, Philippe de Lajudie, Zhiyan Zhang, Yimin Shang, En Tao Wang
Three chickpea rhizobial strains (WYCCWR 10195T =S1-3-7, WYCCWR 10198=S1-4-3 and WYCCWR 10200=S1-5-1) isolated from Northwest China formed a group affiliated to Mesorhizobium based on 16S rRNA gene sequence comparison. To clarify their species status, multilocus sequence analysis and average nucleotide identity (ANI) values of whole genome sequences between the novel group and the type strains of the related species were further performed. Similarities of 95.7-96.6 % in the concatenated sequences of atpD-recA-glnII and 91...
April 20, 2018: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676516/the-pea-leafminer-liriomyza-huidobrensis-diptera-agromyzidae-uses-the-vibrational-duets-for-efficient-sexual-communication
#20
Jin Ge, Jia-Ning Wei, Ding-Jie Zhang, Chun Hu, De-Zhi Zheng, Le Kang
The pea leafminer (Liriomyza huidobrensis) is a notorious pest of vegetables and ornamental plants worldwide. Despite a large number of studies on its biology and ecology, the courtship behavior and sexual communication of this species remain unclear. Here, we studied the vibrational communication in the sexual interaction of the pea leafminer. On host plant leaves, females and males behaviorally displayed the bobbing-quivering alternation, which finally led to copulation. Moreover, records of laser vibrometry revealed three-signal duets underlying the behavioral alternation...
April 20, 2018: Insect Science
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