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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214610/virosome-bound-antigen-enhances-dc-dependent-specific-cd4-t-cell-stimulation-inducing-a-th1-and-treg-profile-in-vitro
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Rebecca A M Blom, Mario Amacker, Christian Moser, R Maarten van Dijk, Raffaela Bonetti, Emilie Seydoux, Sean R R Hall, Christophe von Garnier, Fabian Blank
There is considerable interest to develop antigen-carriers for immune-modulatory clinical applications, but insufficient information is available on their effects on antigen-presenting cells. We employed virosomes coupled to ovalbumin (OVA) to study their interaction with murine bone marrow-derived dendritic cells (BMDCs) and modulation of downstream T cell responses. BMDCs were treated in vitro with virosomes or liposomes prior to determining BMDC phenotype, viability, and intra-cellular trafficking. Antigen-specific CD4(+) T cell activation was measured by co-culture of BMDCs with DO11...
February 15, 2017: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214608/near-infrared-activatable-phthalocyanine-poly-l-glutamic-acid-conjugate-increased-cellular-uptake-and-light-dark-toxicity-ratio-towards-an-effective-photodynamic-cancer-therapy
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Lik Voon Kiew, Hoay Yan Cheah, Siew Hui Voon, Elena Gallon, Julie Movellan, Kia Hui Ng, Serkan Alpugan, Hong Boon Lee, Fabienne Dumoulin, María J Vicent, Lip Yong Chung
In photodynamic therapy (PDT), the low absorptivity of photosensitizers in an aqueous environment reduces singlet oxygen generation efficiency and thereby decreases photosensitizing efficacy in biological conditions. To circumvent this problem, we designed a phthalocyanine-poly-L-glutamic acid conjugate (1-PG) made from a new phthalocyanine (Pc 1) monofunctionalized to allow adequate conjugation to PGA. The resulting 1-PG conjugate retained high absorptivity in the near-infrared (NIR) region at its λmax 675nm in an aqueous environment...
February 15, 2017: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214533/the-effect-and-mechanism-of-inhibiting-glucose-6-phosphate-dehydrogenase-activity-on-the-proliferation-of-plasmodium-falciparum
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Zhiqiang Zhang, Xiaodan Chen, Chengrui Jiang, Zishui Fang, Yi Feng, Weiying Jiang
We screened >40,000 patients with glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency and found that the G6PD Kaiping allele was under the most positive selection for fighting against malaria in the Chinese population. However, the mechanism is unknown. The current study was designed to investigate the anti-malarial effect and mechanism of G6PD deficiency. Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) was utilised for inhibiting the G6PD activity of erythrocytes. Giemsa staining of blood smears and quantitative real-time PCR were used for the detection and quantification of Plasmodium falciparum infection...
February 15, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212627/genome-wide-identification-of-direct-hbx-genomic-targets
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Francesca Guerrieri, Laura Belloni, Daniel D'Andrea, Natalia Pediconi, Loredana Le Pera, Barbara Testoni, Cecilia Scisciani, Oceane Floriot, Fabien Zoulim, Anna Tramontano, Massimo Levrero
BACKGROUND: The Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) HBx regulatory protein is required for HBV replication and involved in HBV-related carcinogenesis. HBx interacts with chromatin modifying enzymes and transcription factors to modulate histone post-translational modifications and to regulate viral cccDNA transcription and cellular gene expression. Aiming to identify genes and non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) directly targeted by HBx, we performed a chromatin immunoprecipitation sequencing (ChIP-Seq) to analyse HBV recruitment on host cell chromatin in cells replicating HBV...
February 17, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212584/hyaluronic-acid-serum-albumin-conjugate-based-nanoparticles-for-targeted-cancer-therapy
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Ravit Edelman, Yehuda G Assaraf, Inna Levitzky, Tal Shahar, Yoav D Livney
Multiple carcinomas including breast, ovarian, colon, lung and stomach cancer, overexpress the hyaluronic acid (HA) receptor, CD44. Overexpression of CD44 contributes to key cancer processes including tumor invasion, metastasis, recurrence, and chemoresistance. Herein, we devised novel targeted nanoparticles (NPs) for delivery of anticancer chemotherapeutics, comprised of self-assembling Maillard reaction-based conjugates of HA and bovine serum albumin (BSA). HA served as the hydrophilic block, and as the ligand for actively targeting cancer cells overexpressing CD44...
February 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211635/research-highlights
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Emily Chenette
In this issue, we highlight work from Thorner and colleagues that uncovers how the TORC2 pathway kinase Fpk1 modulates endocytosis, a paper by Rane and colleagues showing that β-cell dysfunction and loss of β-cell mass in diabetes are molecularly linked via a Cdk2-dependent mechanism and a quantitative proteomics study by Norman, Zanivan and colleagues that identifies the key proteins involved in Rab17-mediated anti-invasive effects.
February 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208600/invariant-chain-complexes-and-clusters-as-platforms-for-mif-signaling
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Robert Lindner
Invariant chain (Ii/CD74) has been identified as a surface receptor for migration inhibitory factor (MIF). Most cells that express Ii also synthesize major histocompatibility complex class II (MHC II) molecules, which depend on Ii as a chaperone and a targeting factor. The assembly of nonameric complexes consisting of one Ii trimer and three MHC II molecules (each of which is a heterodimer) has been regarded as a prerequisite for efficient delivery to the cell surface. Due to rapid endocytosis, however, only low levels of Ii-MHC II complexes are displayed on the cell surface of professional antigen presenting cells and very little free Ii trimers...
February 10, 2017: Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207860/effect-of-human-cytomegalovirus-hcmv-us27-on-cxcr4-receptor-internalization-measured-by-fluorogen-activating-protein-fap-biosensors
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Jordan M Boeck, Juliet V Spencer
Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) is a widespread pathogen and a member of the Herpesviridae family. HCMV has a large genome that encodes many genes that are non-essential for virus replication but instead play roles in manipulation of the host immune environment. One of these is the US27 gene, which encodes a protein with homology to the chemokine receptor family of G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs). The US27 protein has no known chemokine ligands but can modulate the signaling activity of host receptor CXCR4...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207819/the-ins-and-outs-of-eukaryotic-viruses-knowledge-base-and-ontology-of-a-viral-infection
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Chantal Hulo, Patrick Masson, Edouard de Castro, Andrea H Auchincloss, Rebecca Foulger, Sylvain Poux, Jane Lomax, Lydie Bougueleret, Ioannis Xenarios, Philippe Le Mercier
Viruses are genetically diverse, infect a wide range of tissues and host cells and follow unique processes for replicating themselves. All these processes were investigated and indexed in ViralZone knowledge base. To facilitate standardizing data, a simple ontology of viral life-cycle terms was developed to provide a common vocabulary for annotating data sets. New terminology was developed to address unique viral replication cycle processes, and existing terminology was modified and adapted. The virus life-cycle is classically described by schematic pictures...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207738/testing-the-limits-of-gradient-sensing
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Vinal Lakhani, Timothy C Elston
The ability to detect a chemical gradient is fundamental to many cellular processes. In multicellular organisms gradient sensing plays an important role in many physiological processes such as wound healing and development. Unicellular organisms use gradient sensing to move (chemotaxis) or grow (chemotropism) towards a favorable environment. Some cells are capable of detecting extremely shallow gradients, even in the presence of significant molecular-level noise. For example, yeast have been reported to detect pheromone gradients as shallow as 0...
February 16, 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206763/rational-design-of-a-polymer-with-robust-efficacy-for-intracellular-protein-and-peptide-delivery
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Hong Chang, Jia Lv, Xin Gao, Xing Wang, Hui Wang, Hui Chen, Xu He, Lei Li, Yiyun Cheng
The efficient delivery of biopharmaceutical drugs such as proteins and peptides into the cytosol of target cells poses substantial challenges owing to their large size and susceptibility to degradation. Current protein delivery vehicles have limitations such as the need for protein modification, insufficient delivery of large-size proteins or small peptides, and loss of protein function after the delivery. Here, we adopted a rational approach to design a polymer with robust efficacy for intracellular protein and peptide delivery...
February 20, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205172/measurement-of-cholesterol-transfer-from-lysosome-to-peroxisome-using-an-in-vitro-reconstitution-assay
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Jie Luo, Ya-Cheng Liao, Jian Xiao, Bao-Liang Song
Low-density lipoproteins (LDLs) are taken up by the cell mainly through receptor-mediated endocytosis. LDL-derived cholesterol leaves lysosome and further transports to downstream organelles for specific cellular needs. We recently report that cholesterol transfers from lysosome to peroxisome through lysosome-peroxisome membrane contact (LPMC). Here, we use iodixanol density gradient centrifugation to isolate lysosomes and peroxisomes separately for the in vitro reconstitution of LPMC. We also apply (3)H-cholesterol-labeled lysosomes and peroxisomes in vitro to measure (3)H-cholesterol transfer through LPMC...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203100/from-amino-acids-polymers-antimicrobial-peptides-and-histones-to-their-possible-role-in-the-pathogenesis-of-septic-shock-a-historical-perspective
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Isaac Ginsburg, Peter Vernon van Heerden, Erez Koren
This paper describes the evolution of our understanding of the biological role played by synthetic and natural antimicrobial cationic peptides and by the highly basic nuclear histones as modulators of infection, postinfectious sequelae, trauma, and coagulation phenomena. The authors discuss the effects of the synthetic polymers of basic poly α amino acids, poly l-lysine, and poly l-arginine on blood coagulation, fibrinolysis, bacterial killing, and blood vessels; the properties of natural and synthetic antimicrobial cationic peptides as potential replacements or adjuncts to antibiotics; polycations as opsonizing agents promoting endocytosis/phagocytosis; polycations and muramidases as activators of autolytic wall enzymes in bacteria, causing bacteriolysis and tissue damage; and polycations and nuclear histones as potential virulence factors and as markers of sepsis, septic shock, disseminated intravasclar coagulopathy, acute lung injury, pancreatitis, trauma, and other additional clinical disorders...
2017: Journal of Inflammation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202518/prolactin-receptor-mediated-internalization-of-imaging-agents-detects-epithelial-ovarian-cancer-with-enhanced-sensitivity-and-specificity
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Karthik M Sundaram, Yilin Zhang, Anirban K Mitra, Jean-Louis K Kouadio, Katja Gwin, Brian R Roman, Anthony A Kossiakoff, Ernst Lengyel, Joseph Piccirilli
Poor prognosis of ovarian cancer (OvCa), the deadliest of the gynecologic malignancies, reflects major limitations associated with detection and diagnosis. Current methods lack high sensitivity to detect small tumors and high specificity to distinguish malignant from benign tissue, both impeding diagnosis of early and metastatic cancer stages and leading to costly and invasive surgeries. Tissue microarray analysis revealed that >98% of OvCa express the prolactin receptor (PRLR), forming the basis of a new molecular imaging strategy...
February 15, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201970/highlights-in-endocytosis-of-nanostructured-systems
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Aline Raquel Voltan, Kaila Medina Alarcon, Ana Marisa Fusco-Almeida, Christiane Piena Soares, Maria José Soares Mendes-Giannini, Marlus Chorilli
The focus of this review is the cellular internalisation mechanism of nanostructured systems (NSs) and their endosomal escape for targeted drug delivery. Endocytosis is a cellular process of internalisation of different molecules and foreign microorganisms. It is currently being studied for drug delivery through nanostructured systems. The most commonly studied routes of cellular uptake are phagocytosis, macro-pinocytosis, clathrin-mediated endocytosis, caveolin-mediated endocytosis, and clathrin and caveolin-independent endocytosis...
February 14, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199211/endocytosis-and-membrane-receptor-internalization-implication-of-f-bar-protein-carom
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Yanjie Xu, Jixiang Xia, Suxuan Liu, Sam Stein, Cueto Ramon, Hang Xi, Luqiao Wang, Xinyu Xiong, Lixiao Zhang, Dingwen He, William Yang, Xianxian Zhao, Xiaoshu Cheng, Xiaofeng Yang, Hong Wang
Endocytosis is a cellular process mostly responsible for membrane receptor internalization. Cell membrane receptors bind to their ligands and form a complex which can be internalized. We previously proposed that F-BAR protein initiates membrane curvature and mediates endocytosis via its binding partners. However, F-BAR protein partners involved in membrane receptor endocytosis and the regulatory mechanism remain unknown. In this study, we established database mining strategies to explore mechanisms underlying receptor-related endocytosis...
March 1, 2017: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199098/compaction-and-transmembrane-delivery-of-pdna-differences-between-l-pei-and-two-types-of-amphiphilic-block-copolymers
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Alexander Raup, Hui Wang, Christopher V Synatschke, Valerie Jerome, Seema Agarwal, Dmitry V Pergushov, Axel H E Mueller, Ruth Freitag
Polycations are popular agents for non-viral delivery of DNA to mammalian cells. Adding hydrophobic, biodegradable, or cell penetrating functions could help to improve their performance, which at present is below that of viral agents. A crucial first step in gene delivery is the complexation of the DNA. The characteristics of these 'polyplexes' presumably influence or even determine the subsequent steps of membrane passage, intracellular travelling / DNA release, and nuclear up-take. Herein, polyplexes formed with linear poly(ethylenimine) (l-PEI) are compared to complexes generated with functionalized diblock copolymers...
February 15, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196862/mtorc1-activity-is-required-to-maintain-canonical-endocytic-recycling-pathway-against-lysosomal-delivery
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Kristin Dauner, Walaa Eid, Riya Raghupathy, John Presley, Xiaohui Zha
The plasma membrane of mammalian cells undergoes constitutive endocytosis, endocytic sorting and recycling, which delivers nutrients to the lysosomes. The receptors, along with membrane lipids, are normally returned to the plasma membrane to sustain this action. It is not known, however, whether this process is influenced by metabolic conditions. Here we report that endocytic recycling requires active mTORC1, a master metabolic sensor. Upon mTORC1 inactivation, either by starvation or by inhibitors, plasma membrane lipids and recycling receptors, such as sphingomyelin and transferrin receptors, are delivered to the lysosomes...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194311/tracking-the-virus-like-particles-of-macrobrachium-rosenbergii-nodavirus-in-insect-cells
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Ummi Fairuz Hanapi, Chean Yeah Yong, Zee Hong Goh, Noorjahan Banu Alitheen, Swee Keong Yeap, Wen Siang Tan
Macrobrachium rosenbergii nodavirus (MrNv) poses a major threat to the prawn industry. Currently, no effective vaccine and treatment are available to prevent the spread of MrNv. Its infection mechanism and localisation in a host cell are also not well characterised. The MrNv capsid protein (MrNvc) produced in Escherichia coli self-assembled into virus-like particles (VLPs) resembling the native virus. Thus, fluorescein labelled MrNvc VLPs were employed as a model to study the virus entry and localisation in Spodoptera frugiperda, Sf9 cells...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193531/mutation-of-a-putative-map-kinase-consensus-site-regulates-ncam-endocytosis-and-ncam-dependent-neurite-outgrowth
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Tobias Goschzik, Harold Cremer, Vinayaga S Gnanapragassam, Rüdiger Horstkorte, Kaya Bork, Simone Diestel
The cytoplasmic domain of the neural cell adhesion molecule NCAM contains several putative serine/threonine phosphorylation sites whose functions are largely unknown. Human NCAM140 (NCAM140) possesses a potential MAP kinase phosphorylation site at threonine (T) 803. The aim of this study was to analyze a possible phosphorylation of NCAM140 by MAP kinases and to identify the functional role of T803. We found that NCAM140 is phosphorylated by the MAP kinase ERK2 in vitro. Exchange of T803 to aspartic acid (D) which mimics constitutive phosphorylation at the respective position resulted in increased endocytosis compared to NCAM140 in neuroblastoma cells and primary neurons...
February 10, 2017: Neuroscience Research
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