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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816608/function-of-plasma-membrane-microdomain-associated-proteins-during-legume-nodulation
#1
Zhenzhen Qiao, Marc Libault
Plasma membrane microdomains are plasma membrane sub-compartments enriched in sphingolipids and sterols, and composed by a specific set of proteins. They are involved in recognizing signal molecules, transducing these signals, and controlling endocytosis and exocytosis processes. In a recent study, applying biochemical and microscopic methods, we characterized the soybean GmFWL1 protein, a major regulator of soybean nodulation, as a new membrane microdomain-associated protein. Interestingly, upon rhizobia inoculation of the soybean root system, GmFWL1 and one of its interacting partners, GmFLOT2/4, both translocate to the root hair cell tip, the primary site of interaction and infection between soybean and Rhizobium...
August 17, 2017: Plant Signaling & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815463/the-many-faces-and-phases-of-ceramide-and-sphingomyelin-i-single-lipids
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REVIEW
María Laura Fanani, Bruno Maggio
Ceramides, the simplest kind of two-chained sphingolipids, contain a single hydroxyl group in position 1 of the sphingoid base. Sphingomyelins further contain a phosphocholine group at the OH of position 1 of ceramide. Ceramides and sphingomyelins show a variety of species depending on the fatty acyl chain length, hydroxylation, and unsaturation. Because of the relatively high transition temperature of sphingomyelin compared to lecithin and, particularly, of ceramides with 16:0-18:0 saturated chains, a widespread idea on their functional importance refers to formation of rather solid domains enriched in sphingomyelin and ceramide...
August 16, 2017: Biophysical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811322/analysis-of-sphingolipids-sterols-and-phospholipids-in-human-pathogenic-cryptococcus-strains
#3
Ashutosh Singh, Andrew MacKenzie, Geoffrey Girnun, Maurizio Del Poeta
Cryptococcus species cause invasive infections in humans. Lipids play an important role in the progression of these infections. Independent studies done by our group and others provide some detail about the functions of these lipids in Cryptococcus infections. However, pathways of biosynthesis and metabolism of these lipids are not completely understood. To thoroughly understand the physiological role of these Cryptococcus lipids, a proper structure and composition analyses of Cryptococcus lipids is demanded...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808666/lipidomic-evaluation-of-feline-neurologic-disease-after-aav-gene-therapy
#4
Heather L Gray-Edwards, Xuntian Jiang, Ashley N Randle, Amanda R Taylor, Taylor L Voss, Aime K Johnson, Victoria J McCurdy, Miguel Sena-Esteves, Daniel S Ory, Douglas R Martin
GM1 gangliosidosis is a fatal lysosomal disorder, for which there is no effective treatment. Adeno-associated virus (AAV) gene therapy in GM1 cats has resulted in a greater than 6-fold increase in lifespan, with many cats remaining alive at >5.7 years of age, with minimal clinical signs. Glycolipids are the principal storage product in GM1 gangliosidosis whose pathogenic mechanism is not completely understood. Targeted lipidomics analysis was performed to better define disease mechanisms and identify markers of disease progression for upcoming clinical trials in humans...
September 15, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Methods & Clinical Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806736/unravelling-the-interplay-of-sphingolipids-and-tgf-%C3%AE-signaling-in-the-human-corneal-stroma
#5
Sarah E Nicholas, Tyler G Rowsey, Shrestha Priyadarsini, Nawajes A Mandal, Dimitrios Karamichos
PURPOSE: To delineate the role of Sphingolipids (SPLs) in the human cornea and their cross-talks with transforming growth factor beta (TGF-β) in order to develop novel, non-invasive therapies. METHODS: Human corneal fibroblasts (HCFs) were harvested from healthy donors, stimulated with Vitamin C to promote extracellular matrix assembly, treated with exogenous sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) or sphingosine kinase inhibitor 2 (SPHK I2) and isolated after 4 weeks for further analysis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800942/plasma-and-ovarian-tissue-sphingolipids-profiling-in-patients-with-advanced-ovarian-cancer
#6
Paweł Knapp, Lubomir Bodnar, Agnieszka Błachnio-Zabielska, Magdalena Świderska, Adrian Chabowski
PURPOSE: The role of lipids in carcinogenesis through induction of abnormal cell lines in the human body is currently undisputable. Based on the literature, bioactive sphingolipids play an essential role in the development and progression of cancer and are involved in the metastatic process. The aim of this study was to determine the concentration of selected sphingolipids in patients with advanced ovarian cancer (AOC, FIGO III/IV, high grade ovarian cancer). METHODS: Seventy-four patients with ovarian cancer were enrolled...
August 8, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800132/sphingolipid-accumulation-causes-mitochondrial-dysregulation-and-cell-death
#7
Jeffrey Knupp, Fernando Martinez-Montañés, Francoise Van Den Bergh, Stephanie Cottier, Roger Schneiter, Daniel Beard, Amy Chang
Sphingolipids are structural components of cell membranes that have signaling roles to regulate many activities, including mitochondrial function and cell death. Sphingolipid metabolism is integrated with numerous metabolic networks, and dysregulated sphingolipid metabolism is associated with disease. Here, we describe a monogenic yeast model for sphingolipid accumulation. A csg2Δ mutant cannot readily metabolize and accumulates the complex sphingolipid inositol phosphorylceramide (IPC). In these cells, aberrant activation of Ras GTPase is IPC-dependent, and accompanied by increased mitochondrial reactive oxygen species (ROS) and reduced mitochondrial mass...
August 11, 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798222/an-integrated-approach-to-explore-composition-and-dynamics-of-cholesterol-rich-membrane-microdomains-in-sexual-stages-of-malaria-parasite
#8
Federica Fratini, Carla Raggi, Gabriella Sferra, Cecilia Birago, Anna Sansone, Felicia Grasso, Chiara Curr Agrave, Anna Olivieri, Tomasino Pace, Stefania Mochi, Leonardo Picci, Carla Ferreri, Antonella Di Biase, Elisabetta Pizzi, Marta Ponzi
Membrane microdomains that include lipid rafts, are involved in key physiological and pathological processes and participate in the entry of endocellular pathogens. These assemblies, enriched in cholesterol and sphingolipids, form highly dynamic, liquid-ordered phases that can be separated from the bulk membranes thanks to their resistance to solubilization by non-ionic detergents. To characterize complexity and dynamics of detergent-resistant membranes of sexual stages of the rodent malaria parasite Plasmodium berghei, here we propose an integrated study of raft components based on proteomics, lipid analysis and bioinformatics...
August 10, 2017: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798136/adipose-tissue-metabolic-and-inflammatory-responses-to-stroke-are-altered-in-obese-mice
#9
Michael J Haley, Graham Mullard, Katherine A Hollywood, Garth J Cooper, Warwick B Dunn, Catherine B Lawrence
Obesity is an independent risk factor for stroke, though several clinical studies have reported that obesity improves stroke outcome. Obesity is hypothesised to aid recovery by protecting against post-stroke catabolism. We therefore assessed whether obese mice had an altered metabolic and inflammatory response to stroke. Obese ob/ob mice underwent 20 min middle cerebral artery occlusion and 24 h reperfusion. Lipid metabolism and expression of inflammatory cytokines were assessed in the plasma, liver and adipose tissue...
August 10, 2017: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794263/a-conserved-signaling-network-monitors-delivery-of-sphingolipids-to-the-plasma-membrane-in-budding-yeast
#10
Jesse Clarke, Noah Dephoure, Ira Horecka, Steven Gygi, Douglas Kellogg
In budding yeast, cell cycle progression and ribosome biogenesis are dependent upon plasma membrane growth, which ensures that events of cell growth are coordinated with each other and with the cell cycle. However, the signals that link the cell cycle and ribosome biogenesis to membrane growth are poorly understood. Here, we used proteome-wide mass spectrometry to systematically discover signals associated with membrane growth. The results suggest that membrane trafficking events required for membrane growth generate sphingolipid-dependent signals...
August 9, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794205/the-human-serum-metabolome-of-vitamin-b-12-deficiency-and-repletion-and-associations-with-neurological-function-in-elderly-adults
#11
Alex Brito, Dmitry Grapov, Johannes Fahrmann, Danielle Harvey, Ralph Green, Joshua W Miller, Sergey N Fedosov, Setareh Shahab-Ferdows, Daniela Hampel, Theresa L Pedersen, Oliver Fiehn, John W Newman, Ricardo Uauy, Lindsay H Allen
Background: The specific metabolomic perturbations that occur in vitamin B-12 deficiency, and their associations with neurological function, are not well characterized.Objective: We sought to characterize the human serum metabolome in subclinical vitamin B-12 deficiency and repletion.Methods: A before-and-after treatment study provided 1 injection of 10 mg vitamin B-12 (with 100 mg pyridoxine and 100 mg thiamin) to 27 community-dwelling elderly Chileans (∼74 y old) with vitamin B-12 deficiency, as evaluated with serum vitamin B-12, total plasma homocysteine (tHcy), methylmalonic acid (MMA), and holotranscobalamin...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783107/the-role-of-sphingolipids-on-innate-immunity-to-intestinal-salmonella-infection
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REVIEW
Fu-Chen Huang
Salmonella spp. remains a major public health problem for the whole world. To reduce the use of antimicrobial agents and drug-resistant Salmonella, a better strategy is to explore alternative therapy rather than to discover another antibiotic. Sphingolipid- and cholesterol-enriched lipid microdomains attract signaling proteins and orchestrate them toward cell signaling and membrane trafficking pathways. Recent studies have highlighted the crucial role of sphingolipids in the innate immunity against infecting pathogens...
August 7, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775166/aneuploid-cell-survival-relies-upon-sphingolipid-homeostasis
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Yun-Chi Tang, Hui Yuwen, Kaiying Wang, Peter M Bruno, Kevin Bullock, Amy A Deik, Stefano Santaguida, Marianna Trakala, Sarah J Pfau, Na Zhong, Tao Huang, Lan Wang, Clary B Clish, Michael T Hemann, Angelika Amon
Aneuploidy, a hallmark of cancer cells, poses an appealing opportunity for cancer treatment and prevention strategies. Using a cell-based screen to identify small molecules that could selectively kill aneuploid cells, we identified the compound N-[2-hydroxy-1-(4-morpholinylmethyl)-2-phenylethyl]-decanamide monohydrochloride (DL-PDMP), an antagonist of UDP-glucose ceramide glucosyltransferase. DL-PDMP selectively inhibited proliferation of aneuploid primary mouse embryonic fibroblasts and aneuploid colorectal cancer cells...
August 3, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772225/an-lc-ms-ms-method-for-quantitation-of-chemopreventive-sphingadienes-in-food-products-and-biological-samples
#14
J H Suh, A M Makarova, J M Gomez, L A Paul, J D Saba
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a leading cause of cancer mortality. Diet has a significant influence on colon cancer risk. Identifying chemopreventive agents, dietary constituents, practices and/or diet supplements that promote gut health and reduce the incidence of intestinal neoplasias and CRC could significantly impact public health. Sphingadienes (SDs) are dietary sphingolipids found in plant-based food products. SDs are cytotoxic to colon cancer cells and exhibit chemopreventive properties. The aim of the present study was to develop a sensitive and robust ultra-high performance liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (UHPLC-MS/MS) method for quantifying SDs in food products and biological samples...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771123/pedobacter-psychrophilus-sp-nov-isolated-from-fragmentary-rock
#15
Pavel Švec, Stanislava Králová, Hans-Jürgen Busse, Tanita Kleinhagauer, Kamila Kýrová, Roman Pantůček, Ivana Mašlaňová, Eva Staňková, Miroslav Němec, Pavla Holochová, Miloš Barták, Ivo Sedláček
Strain P4487AT was isolated during investigation of cultivable bacterial populations of environmental materials sampled at James Ross Island, Antarctica. It revealed Gram-stain-negative short rod-shaped cells producing a pink pigment. Phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA gene sequences allocated strain P4487AT to the genus Pedobacter but showed that the strain represents a distinct intrageneric phylogenetic lineage clearly separated from remaining Pedobacter species. Phylogenetically, strain P4487AT formed a common branch with the Pedobacter arcticus and Pedobacter lignilitoris cluster while the highest value of 94...
August 4, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770378/comprehensive-quantitation-using-two-stable-isotopically-labeled-species-and-direct-detection-of-n-acyl-moiety-of-sphingomyelin
#16
Kotaro Hama, Yuko Fujiwara, Hidetsugu Tabata, Hideyo Takahashi, Kazuaki Yokoyama
Sphingomyelin (ceramide-phosphocholine, CerPCho) is a common sphingolipid in mammalian cells and is composed of phosphorylcholine and ceramide as polar and hydrophobic components, respectively. In this study, a qualitative liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry (LC-ESI-MS/MS/MS) analysis is proposed in which CerPCho structures were assigned based on product ion spectra corresponding to sphingosylphosphorylcholine and N-acyl moieties. From MS/MS/MS analysis of CerPCho, we observed product ion spectra of the N-acyl fatty acids as [RCO2](-) ions as well as sphingosylphosphorylcholine...
August 2, 2017: Lipids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768828/sphingolipids-facilitate-age-asymmetry-of-membrane-proteins-in-dividing-yeast-cells
#17
Pushpendra Singh, Sree Kumar Ramachandran, Jin Zhu, Byoung Choul Kim, Debojyoti Biswas, Taekjip Ha, Pablo A Iglesias, Rong Li
A mechanism of cellular aging was proposed to be the gradual loss of certain cellular components that are insufficiently renewed. In an earlier study, multidrug resistance transporters (MDRs) were postulated to be such aging determinants during yeast replicative life span (RLS). Aged MDR proteins are asymmetrically retained by the aging mother cell and do not diffuse freely into the bud, whereas newly synthesized MDR proteins were thought to be deposited mostly in the bud prior to cytokinesis. In this study, we further demonstrate the proposed age asymmetry of MDR proteins in dividing yeast cells and investigated the mechanism that control diffusive properties of MDR proteins to maintain this asymmetry...
August 2, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762089/secondary-metabolites-from-higher-fungi
#18
He-Ping Chen, Ji-Kai Liu
Secondary metabolites of higher fungi (mushrooms) are an underexplored resource compared to plant-derived secondary metabolites. An increasing interest in mushroom natural products has been noted in recent years. This chapter gives a comprehensive overview of the secondary metabolites from higher fungi, with 765 references highlighting the isolation, structure elucidation, biological activities, chemical syntheses, and biosynthesis of pigments, nitrogen-containing compounds, and terpenoids from mushrooms. Mushroom toxins are also included in each section...
2017: Progress in the Chemistry of Organic Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758153/cell-plasma-membrane-cholesterol-as-a-diagnostic
#19
Li Li, Binyu Lu, Dechen Jiang, Minchul Shin, Thomas Kelley, James D Burgess
Cholesterol is a tightly regulated major structural component of the cell plasma membrane (PM) where it forms stoichiometric complexes with phospholipids and sphingolipids. The amount of cholesterol in the PM exhibits a regulatory role in basal activity of several biomolecular processes by direct binding to proteins and by indirect local environmental effects within the PM that are also coupled to overall cellular cholesterol homeostasis. The term "active cholesterol" refers to PM cholesterol not complexed to lipids, a cholesterol state that arises above a threshold mole fraction of cholesterol in the PM...
April 2017: Curr Opin Electrochem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758149/adiponectin-and-its-hydrolase-activated-receptors
#20
Ankit X Sharma, William L Holland
The relevance of adiponectin to insulin sensitivity has been elucidated over the last two decades. As a promoter of ceramide degradation, it works through its cognate receptors, AdipoR1 and AdipoR2, to alter bioactive sphingolipid species. Adiponectin diminishes the accumulation of ceramide, a lipid metabolite which can play a causal role in obesity-induced insulin resistance. Concurrently, adiponectin stimulates the production of sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P), a cyto-protective molecule that accentuates adiponectin's positive metabolic effects...
June 2017: Journal of Nature and Science
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