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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777910/differentially-expressed-novel-alternatively-spliced-transcript-variant-of-tumor-suppressor-stk11-gene-in-mouse
#1
Hassan Mubarak Ishqi, Tarique Sarwar, Mohammed Amir Husain, Sayeed Ur Rehman, Mohammad Tabish
Serine/threonine kinase 11 (STK11) is a protein kinase that is encoded by Stk11 gene located on chromosome 19 and 10 in humans and mouse respectively. It acts as a master kinase of adenine monophosphate-activated protein kinase (AMPK) pathway that coordinates the regulation of cellular energy metabolism and cell division. STK11 exerts effect by activating more than 14 kinases including AMPK and AMPK-related kinases. It is also known to regulate cell polarity and acts as tumor suppressor. Alternative splicing of pre-mRNA is a mechanism which results in multiple transcript variants of a single gene...
May 16, 2018: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777899/congenital-dyshormonogenic-hypothyroidism-with-goiter-caused-by-a-sodium-iodide-symporter-slc5a5-mutation-in-a-family-of-shih-tzu-dogs
#2
E A Soler Arias, V A Castillo, J D Garcia, J C Fyfe
An iodide transport defect (ITD) in the thyroid gland was determined to cause congenital dyshormonogenic hypothyroidism with goiter (CDHG) in 2 members of a family of Shih-Tzu dogs. Strikingly, both dogs were also diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy at 24 and 1.5 mo of age. The only sign of hypothyroidism was a moderate growth delay in the adult dog. The ITD was recognized by the absence of uptake of technetium-99m in the salivary glands (sg) and goiter observed by scintigraphy. In the same scan, radiopharmaceutical uptake was found in the anterior mediastinum of both dogs and in the right axillary lymph node in the oldest dog...
April 24, 2018: Domestic Animal Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777876/poly-adenine-mediated-fluorescent-spherical-nucleic-acid-probes-for-live-cell-imaging-of-endogenous-tumor-related-mrna
#3
Dan Zhu, Dongxia Zhao, Jiaxuan Huang, Yu Zhu, Jie Chao, Shao Su, Jiang Li, Lihua Wang, Jiye Shi, Xiaolei Zuo, Lixing Weng, Qian Li, Lianhui Wang
Identification of tumor-related mRNA in living cells hold great promise for early cancer diagnosis and pathological research. Herein, we present poly-adenine (polyA)-mediated fluorescent spherical nucleic acid (FSNA) probes for intracellular mRNA detection with regulable sensitivities by programmably adjusting the loading density of DNA on gold nano-interface. Gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) functionalized with polyA-tailed recognition sequences were hybridized to fluorescent "reporter" strands to fabricate fluorescence-quenched FSNA probes...
May 16, 2018: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777019/cellular-origin-and-functional-relevance-of-collagen-i-production-in-the-kidney
#4
Simone Buchtler, Alexandra Grill, Stefanie Hofmarksrichter, Petra Stöckert, Gabriela Schiechl-Brachner, Manuel Rodriguez Gomez, Sophia Neumayer, Kathrin Schmidbauer, Yvonne Talke, Barbara M Klinkhammer, Peter Boor, Alexander Medvinsky, Kerstin Renner, Hayo Castrop, Matthias Mack
Background Interstitial fibrosis is associated with chronic renal failure. In addition to fibroblasts, bone marrow-derived cells and tubular epithelial cells have the capacity to produce collagen. However, the amount of collagen produced by each of these cell types and the relevance of fibrosis to renal function are unclear. Methods We generated conditional cell type-specific collagen I knockout mice and used (reversible) unilateral ureteral obstruction and adenine-induced nephropathy to study renal fibrosis and function...
May 18, 2018: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775996/interplay-between-adenylate-metabolizing-enzymes-and-amp-activated-protein-kinase
#5
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Marcella Camici, Simone Allegrini, Maria Grazia Tozzi
Purine nucleotides are involved in a variety of cellular functions, such as energy storage and transfer, and signalling, in addition to being the precursors of nucleic acids and cofactors of many biochemical reactions. They can be generated through two separate pathways, the de novo biosynthesis pathway and the salvage pathway. De novo purine biosynthesis leads to the formation of IMP, from which the adenylate and guanylate pools are generated by two additional steps. The salvage pathways utilize hypoxanthine, guanine and adenine to generate the corresponding mononucleotides...
May 18, 2018: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774488/the-effect-of-oxygen-in-sirt3-mediated-myocardial-protection-a-proof-of-concept-study-in-cultured-cardiomyoblasts
#6
Philipp Diehl, Daniel S Gaul, Jonas Sogl, Ulrike Flierl, Darren Henstridge, Juergen Pahla, Heiko Bugger, Maximilian Y Emmert, Frank Ruschitzka, Christoph Bode, Thomas F Lüscher, Martin Moser, Christian M Matter, Karlheinz Peter, Stephan Winnik
Sirtuin 3 is a nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide dependent mitochondrial deacetylase that governs mitochondrial metabolism and oxidative defense. The demise in myocardial function following myocardial ischemia has been associated with mitochondrial dysfunction. Sirt3 maintains myocardial contractile function and protects from cardiac hypertrophy. The role of Sirt3 in ischemia is controversial. Our objective was to understand, under what circumstances Sirt3 is protective in different facets of ischemia, using an in vitro proof-of-concept approach based on simulated ischemia in cultured cardiomyoblasts...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774240/mannan-induced-nos2-in-macrophages-enhances-il-17-driven-psoriatic-arthritis-by-innate-lymphocytes
#7
Jianghong Zhong, Tatjana Scholz, Anthony C Y Yau, Simon Guerard, Ulrike Hüffmeier, Harald Burkhardt, Rikard Holmdahl
Previous identification of the inducible nitric oxide synthase (NOS2) gene as a risk allele for psoriasis (Ps) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) suggests a possible pathogenic role of nitric oxide (NO). Using a mouse model of mannan-induced Ps and PsA (MIP), where macrophages play a regulatory role by releasing reactive oxygen species (ROS), we found that NO was detectable before disease onset in mice, independent of a functional nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate oxidase 2 complex. MIP was suppressed by either deletion of Nos2 or inhibition of NO synthases with NG-nitro-l-arginine methyl ester, demonstrating that Nos2-derived NO is pathogenic...
May 2018: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772737/distal-colon-motor-dysfunction-in-mice-with-chronic-kidney-disease-putative-role-of-uremic-toxins
#8
Elsa Hoibian, Nans Florens, Laetitia Koppe, Hubert Vidal, Christophe O Soulage
Although gastrointestinal complications are a common feature of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), the impact of uremia on bowel motility remains poorly understood. The present study was, therefore, designed to investigate the impact of uremia on gut motility. Kidney failure was induced in mice by chemical nephrectomy using an adenine diet (0.25% w/w ). Gastrointestinal transit time and colon motility were explored in vivo and ex vivo . Colons from control mice were incubated with uremic plasma or uremic toxins (urea, indoxyl-sulfate or p-cresyl-sulfate) at concentrations encountered in patients with end-stage renal disease...
May 16, 2018: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769744/nadph-ameliorates-mptp-induced-dopaminergic-neurodegeneration-through-inhibiting-p38mapk-activation
#9
Jing-Si Zhou, Zhou Zhu, Feng Wu, Ying Zhou, Rui Sheng, Jun-Chao Wu, Zheng-Hong Qin
Parkinson's disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder characterized by the selective loss of dopaminergic neurons in substantia nigra pars compacta (SNpc). Although the pathogenic mechanism underlying PD remains largely unknown, decreased nigral glutathione (GSH) in postmortem brains of PD patients supports the presence of oxidative stress in PD. We found that Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADPH), which is important for maintaining the level of GSH, protected dopaminergic (DA) neurons from neurotoxicity of MPTP/MPP+ ...
May 16, 2018: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767695/molybdenum
#10
Janet A Novotny, Catherine A Peterson
Molybdenum, a trace element essential for micro-organisms, plants, and animals, was discovered in 1778 by a Swedish chemist named Karl Scheele. Initially mistaken for lead, molybdenum was named after the Greek work molybdos, meaning lead-like. In the 1930s, it was recognized that ingestion of forage with high amounts of molybdenum by cattle caused a debilitating condition. In the 1950s, the essentiality of molybdenum was established with the discovery of the first molybdenum-containing enzymes. In humans, only 4 enzymes requiring molybdenum have been identified to date: sulfite oxidase, xanthine oxidase, aldehyde oxidase, and mitochondrial amidoxime-reducing component (mARC)...
May 1, 2018: Advances in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767200/nmr-analyses-on-n-hydroxymethylated-nucleobases-implications-for-formaldehyde-toxicity-and-nucleic-acid-demethylases
#11
S Shishodia, D Zhang, A H El-Sagheer, T Brown, T D W Claridge, C J Schofield, R J Hopkinson
Formaldehyde is produced in cells by enzyme-catalysed demethylation reactions, including those occurring on N-methylated nucleic acids. Formaldehyde reacts with nucleobases to form N-hydroxymethylated adducts that may contribute to its toxicity/carcinogenicity when added exogenously, but the chemistry of these reactions has been incompletely defined. We report NMR studies on the reactions of formaldehyde with canonical/modified nucleobases. The results reveal that hydroxymethyl hemiaminals on endocyclic nitrogens, as observed with thymidine and uridine monophosphates, are faster to form than equivalent hemiaminals on exocyclic nitrogens; however, the exocyclic adducts, as formed with adenine, guanine and cytosine, are more stable in solution...
May 16, 2018: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766292/gut-derived-lipopolysaccharides-increase-post-prandial-oxidative-stress-via-nox2-activation-in-patients-with-impaired-fasting-glucose-tolerance-effect-of-extra-virgin-olive-oil
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Roberto Carnevale, Daniele Pastori, Cristina Nocella, Vittoria Cammisotto, Simona Bartimoccia, Marta Novo, Maria Del Ben, Alessio Farcomeni, Francesco Angelico, Francesco Violi
PURPOSE: Post-prandial phase is characterized by enhanced oxidative stress but the underlying mechanism is unclear. We investigated if gut-derived lipopolysaccharide (LPS) is implicated in this phenomenon and the effect of extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) in patients with impaired fasting glucose (IFG). METHODS: This is a randomized cross-over interventional study including 30 IFG patients, to receive a lunch with or without 10 g of EVOO. Serum LPS, Apo-B48, markers of oxidative stress such as oxidized LDL (oxLDL) and soluble Nox2-derived peptide (sNox2-dp), a marker of nicotinamide-adenine-dinucleotide-phosphate oxidase isoform Nox2 activation, and plasma polyphenols were determined before, 60 and 120 min after lunch...
May 16, 2018: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763626/profiling-of-small-rnas-derived-from-cucumber-mosaic-virus-in-infected-nicotiana-benthamiana-plants-by-deep-sequencing
#13
Yanhong Qiu, Yuping Wu, Yongjiang Zhang, Wenjie Xu, Chenguang Wang, Shuifang Zhu
In plants, RNA silencing is a conserved mechanism underlying antiviral immunity. To investigate antiviral responses in Nicotiana benthamiana, we analyzed the profiles of the virus-derived small RNAs (vsRNAs) in wild-type N. benthamiana and NbRDR6 mutant plants infected with the cucumber mosaic virus (CMV) 2b-deficient mutant. We observed that NbRDR6 regulates RNA silencing by producing vsRNAs that trigger an effective antiviral response, while NbRDR1 may nonredundantly and synergistically function with NbRDR6 to mediate immune responses...
May 12, 2018: Virus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763365/effect-of-cross-linked-chitosan-iron-iii-on-vascular-calcification-in-uremic-rats
#14
Barbara Bruna Abreu de Castro, Wander Barros do Carmo, Paulo Giovani de Albuquerque Suassuna, Moises Carminatti, Julia Bianchi Brito, Wagner Vasques Dominguez, Ivone Braga de Oliveira, Vanda Jorgetti, Melani Ribeiro Custodio, Helady Sanders-Pinheiro
Cross-linked chitosan iron (III) is a chitin-derived polymer with a chelating effect on phosphorus, but it is untested in vascular calcification. We evaluated this compound's ability to reduce hyperphosphatemia and its effect on vascular calcification in uremic rats using an adenine-based, phosphorus-rich diet for seven weeks. We used a control group to characterize the uremia. Uremic rats were divided according the treatment into chronic kidney disease, CKD-Ch-Fe(III)CL (CKD-Ch), CKD-calcium carbonate, or CKD-sevelamer groups...
May 2018: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763317/chemoproteomic-profiling-reveals-ethacrynic-acid-targets-adenine-nucleotide-translocases-to-impair-mitochondrial-function
#15
Zi Ye, Xiaoyun Zhang, Yuangang Zhu, Tong Song, Xiaowei Chen, Xiaoguang Lei, Chu Wang
Ethacrynic acid (EA) is a diuretic drug that is widely used to treat high-blood pressure and swelling caused by congestive heart failure or kidney failure. It acts through noncovalent inhibition of the Na+ -K+ -2Cl- cotransporter in the thick ascending limb of Henle's loop. Chemically, EA contains a Michael acceptor group that can react covalently with nucleophilic residues in proteins; however, the proteome reactivity of EA remains unexplored. Herein, we took a quantitative chemoproteomic approach to globally profile EA's targets in cancer cells...
May 15, 2018: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761652/vitamin-d-status-and-associated-genetic-polymorphisms-in-a-cohort-of-uk-children-with-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
#16
P S Gibson, A Quaglia, A Dhawan, H Wu, S Lanham-New, K H Hart, E Fitzpatrick, J B Moore
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). However, the role of polymorphisms determining vitamin D status remains unknown. OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were to determine in UK children with biopsy-proven NAFLD (i) their vitamin D status throughout a 12-month period and (ii) interactions between key vitamin D-related genetic variants (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide synthase-1/dehydrocholesterol reductase-7, vitamin D receptor, group-specific component, CYP2R1) and disease severity...
May 14, 2018: Pediatric Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761170/nicotinamide-adenine-dinucleotide-phosphate-reduced-oxidase-2-modulates-inflammatory-vigor-during-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-progression-in-mice
#17
Rajib Mukherjee, Maria E Moreno-Fernandez, Daniel A Giles, Monica Cappelletti, Traci E Stankiewicz, Calvin C Chan, Senad Divanovic
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) represents a disease spectrum ranging from benign steatosis to life-threatening cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. Elevated levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and exacerbated inflammatory responses have been implicated in NAFLD progression. Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (reduced) oxidase 2 (NOX2; also known as gp91Phox ), the main catalytic subunit of the nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (reduced) oxidase complex, modulates ROS production, immune responsiveness, and pathogenesis of obesity-associated metabolic derangements...
May 2018: Hepatology Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760313/detection-of-sirtuin-1-protein-expression-in-peripheral-blood-leukocytes-in-dogs
#18
Kuniko Yoshimura, Aya Matsuu, Kai Sasaki, Yasuyuki Momoi
Sirtuin-1 (SIRT1) is a nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+ )-dependent histone deacetylase with a large number of protein substrates. It has attracted a lot of attention in association with extending lifespan. The objective of this study was to enable the evaluation of SIRT1 expression in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from dogs by flow cytometry. Three transcript variants were amplified from PBMCs by reverse transcription PCR and the nucleotide sequences were analyzed. On the basis deduced amino acid sequence, a monoclonal antibody against human SIRT1, 1F3, was selected to detect canine SIRT1...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759232/synthesis-identification-integration-one-pot-hydrothermal-preparation-of-fluorescent-nitrogen-doped-carbon-nanodots-for-differentiating-nucleobases-with-the-aid-of-multivariate-chemometrics-analysis
#19
Qianfen Zhuang, Wei Cao, Yongnian Ni, Yong Wang
Most of the conventional multidimensional differential sensors currently need at least two-step fabrication, namely synthesis of probe(s) and identification of multiple analytes by mixing of analytes with probe(s), and were conducted using multiple sensing elements or several devices. In the study, we chose five different nucleobases (adenine, cytosine, guanine, thymine, and uracil) as model analytes, and found that under hydrothermal conditions, sodium citrate could react directly with various nucleobases to yield different nitrogen-doped carbon nanodots (CDs)...
August 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759223/effects-of-hydrophilic-monomers-on-sorptive-properties-of-divinylbenzene-based-reversed-phase-sorbents
#20
Hiroya Murakami, Takuya Aoyanagi, Yuta Miki, Hiroki Tomita, Yukihiro Esaka, Yoshinori Inoue, Norio Teshima
Solid phase extraction (SPE) has been extensively used as a pretreatment method. In SPE methods, commercially available reversed phase type sorbents, which consist of macroporus styrene-divinylbenzene or copolymers including divinylbenzene (DVB) and hydrophilic monomers, have been applied to a variety of samples. The later sorbents are called hydrophilic lipophilic balanced (HLB) type sorbents. Hydrophilic monomers in hydrophilic lipophilic balanced type sorbents contribute to the increase in retention of polar compounds, because hydrophilic monomers improve the wettability and increase the interaction with polar compounds as analytes...
August 1, 2018: Talanta
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