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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212094/characteristics-of-myosin-v-processivity
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Jun-Ping Zhang, Yi Liu, Wei Sun, Xiaoyang Zhao, Ta La, Wei-Sheng Guo
Myosin V is a processive doubled-headed biomolecular motor involved in many intracellular organelle and vesicle transport. The unidirectional movement is coupled with the adenosine triphosphate (ATP) hydrolysis and product release cycle. With the progress of experimental techniques and the enhancement of measuring directness, detailed knowledge of the motility of myosin V has been obtained.Following the ATPase cycle, the 4-state mechanochemical model of the myosin V's processive movement is used. The transitions between various states take place in a stochastic manner...
February 14, 2017: IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211922/applying-phasor-approach-analysis-of-multiphoton-flim-measurements-to-probe-the-metabolic-activity-of-three-dimensional-in-vitro-cell-culture-models
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Pirmin H Lakner, Michael G Monaghan, Yvonne Möller, Monilola A Olayioye, Katja Schenke-Layland
Fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy (FLIM) can measure and discriminate endogenous fluorophores present in biological samples. This study seeks to identify FLIM as a suitable method to non-invasively detect a shift in cellular metabolic activity towards glycolysis or oxidative phosphorylation in 3D Caco-2 models of colorectal carcinoma. These models were treated with potassium cyanide or hydrogen peroxide as controls, and epidermal growth factor (EGF) as a physiologically-relevant influencer of cell metabolic behaviour...
February 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211632/amp-activated-protein-kinase-activator-a-769662-increases-intracellular-calcium-and-atp-release-from-astrocytes-in-an-ampk-independent-manner
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Julia M Vlachaki Walker, Josephine L Robb, Ana M Cruz, Amrinder Malhi, Paul G Weightman Potter, Michael L J Ashford, Rory J McCrimmon, Kate L J Ellacott, Craig Beall
AIM: Astrocytes are the main sources of extracellular ATP (eATP) within the brain, which functions as a gliotransmitter, capable of modulating neuronal and astrocytic activity. These cells play an important role in regulating energy homeostasis partly via astrocyte-derived ATP. Given the role of AMPK in regulating intracellular ATP levels, we hypothesised that AMPK may alter ATP release from astrocytes. METHODS: Measurements of ATP release were made from human U373 astrocytoma cells, primary mouse hypothalamic (HTAS) and cortical astrocytes (CRTAS) and wild type and AMPK α1/α2 null mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEFs)...
February 17, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208909/evaluation-of-association-of-hyperuricaemia-with-metabolic-syndrome-and-insulin-resistance
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Naveen Reddy Avula, Damodar Shenoy
INTRODUCTION: The prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) ranges from <10% to as much as 84% depending on region and composition of the population studied. The MetS is a growing public health problem in the world. AIM: To evaluate association of hyperuricaemia with components of MetS and insulin resistance. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty patients with MetS were conveniently recruited. MetS was defined as per Adult Treatment Panel III (ATP III) guidelines...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208308/ultrasensitive-surface-enhanced-raman-scattering-sensor-of-gaseous-aldehydes-as-biomarkers-of-lung-cancer-on-dendritic-ag-nanocrystals
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Zhen Zhang, Wei Yu, Jing Wang, Dan Luo, Xuezhi Qiao, Xiaoyun Qin, Tie Wang
Surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) is expected as a technique that even theoretically detected chemicals at the single molecule level by surface plasmon phenomena of noble metal nanostructures. Insensitivity of detecting Raman weak-intensity molecules and low adsorptivity of gaseous molecules on solid substrates are two main factors hindering the application of SERS in gas detectors. In this manuscript, we demonstrated an operational SERS strategy to detect gaseous Raman weak-intensity aldehydes that have been considered as a biomarker of lung cancer for abnormal content was measured in volatile organic compounds (VOCs) of lung cancer patients...
February 7, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207937/mitochondrial-dysfunction-is-involved-in-the-aggravation-of-periodontitis-by-diabetes
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Xiaoyu Sun, Yixin Mao, Panpan Dai, Xumin Li, Weiyan Gu, Huining Wang, Gang Wu, Jianfeng Ma, Shengbin Huang
AIM: To elucidate whether mitochondrial dysfunction contributes to aggravated periodontitis in diabetes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 64 wistar rats were randomly assigned into four groups: control, periodontitis, diabetes, and diabetic periodontitis. Two weeks after induction of diabetes, periodontitis was induced by silk ligation for 2 weeks and thereafter evaluated by assessing alveolar bone loss and apoptosis of periodontium cells. Mitochondrial oxidative stress was detected by MitoSOX staining...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205388/hydrogen-or-formate-alternative-key-players-in-methanogenic-degradation
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REVIEW
Bernhard Schink, Dominik Montag, Anja Keller, Nicolai Müller
Hydrogen and formate are important electron carriers in methanogenic degradation in anoxic environments such as sediments, sewage sludge digestors, and biogas reactors. Especially in the terminal steps of methanogenesis, they determine the energy budgets of secondary (syntrophically) fermenting bacteria and their methanogenic partners. The literature provides considerable data on hydrogen pool sizes in such habitats, but little data exist for formate concentrations due to technical difficulties in formate determination at low concentration...
February 15, 2017: Environmental Microbiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205181/abc-transporter-mediated-sterol-export-from-cells-using-radiolabeled-sterols
#8
Alryel Yang, Ingrid C Gelissen
Cholesterol export from cells to extracellular acceptors represents the first step of the reverse cholesterol transport process and is an essential part of the multifaceted pathway for cells to control their cholesterol levels. Malfunction of this pathway leads to cholesterol accumulation in cells such as macrophages, which can form the basis of conditions like atherosclerosis. A number of ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporters, namely ABCA1, ABCA7, ABCG1, and ABCG4, play an essential role in this process...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202999/-changes-of-productions-of-energy-metabolism-in-masseter-of-rats-induced-by-occlusal-interference
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X X Xu, Y Cao, K Y Fu, Q F Xie
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of occlusal interference on the energy metabolism of masticatory muscle by studying the changes of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), adenosine diphosphate (ADP), inosine monophosphate (IMP), phosphocreatine, creatine, lactate and pH level in masseter muscles of rats after occlusal interference. METHODS: Fifty male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly assigned into experimental group (n=40) and control group (n=10). In experimental group, 0...
February 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199326/a-mathematical-model-of-calcium-dynamics-in-hsy-cells
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Jung Min Han, Akihiko Tanimura, Vivien Kirk, James Sneyd
Saliva is an essential part of activities such as speaking, masticating and swallowing. Enzymes in salivary fluid protect teeth and gums from infectious diseases, and also initiate the digestion process. Intracellular calcium (Ca2+) plays a critical role in saliva secretion and regulation. Experimental measurements of Ca2+ and inositol trisphosphate (IP3) concentrations in HSY cells, a human salivary duct cell line, show that when the cells are stimulated with adenosine triphosphate (ATP) or carbachol (CCh), they exhibit coupled oscillations with Ca2+ spike peaks preceding IP3 spike peaks...
February 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199108/application-of-off-rate-screening-in-the-identification-of-novel-pan-isoform-inhibitors-of-pyruvate-dehydrogenase-kinase
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Paul A Brough, Lisa Baker, Simon Bedford, Kirsten Brown, Seema Chavda, Victoria Chell, Jalanie D'Alessandro, Nicholas G M Davies, Ben Davis, Loic Le Strat, Alba T Macias, Daniel Maddox, Patrick C Mahon, Andrew J Massey, Natalia Matassova, Sean McKenna, Jonathan D Moore, James B Murray, Christopher J Northfield, Charles Parry, Rachel Parsons, Stephen D Roughley, Terry Shaw, Heather Simmonite, Stephen Stokes, Allan Surgenor, Emma Stefaniak, Alan Robertson, Yikang Wang, Paul Webb, Neil Whitehead, Mike Wood
Libraries of nonpurified resorcinol amide derivatives were screened by surface plasmon resonance (SPR) to determine the binding dissociation constant (off-rate, kd) for compounds binding to the pyruvate dehydrogenase kinase (PDHK) enzyme. Parallel off-rate measurements against HSP90 and application of structure-based drug design enabled rapid hit to lead progression in a program to identify pan-isoform ATP-competitive inhibitors of PDHK. Lead optimization identified selective sub-100-nM inhibitors of the enzyme which significantly reduced phosphorylation of the E1α subunit in the PC3 cancer cell line in vitro...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197936/salvianolic-acid-a-protects-neonatal-cardiomyocytes-against-hypoxia-reoxygenation-induced-injury-by-preserving-mitochondrial-function-and-activating-akt-gsk-3%C3%AE-signals
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Xue-Li Li, Ji-Ping Fan, Jian-Xun Liu, Li-Na Liang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of salvianolic acid A (SAA) on cardiomyocyte apoptosis and mitochondrial dysfunction in response to hypoxia/reoxygenation (H/R) injury and to determine whether the Akt signaling pathway might play a role. METHODS: An in vitro model of H/R injury was used to study outcomes on primary cultured neonatal rat cardiomyocytes. The cardiomyocytes were treated with 12.5, 25, 50 μg/mL SAA at the beginning of hypoxia and reoxygenation, respectively...
February 15, 2017: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197293/the-prevalence-of-metabolic-syndrome-in-coronary-artery-disease-patients
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Farzaneh Montazerifar, Ahmad Bolouri, Milad Mahmoudi Mozaffar, Mansour Karajibani
BACKGROUND: Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a worldwide health problem, which is growing in Iranian adults. MetS is associated with risk of type 2 diabetes and coronary artery disease (CAD). In this study, we aimed to investigate the prevalence of MetS and its individual components in CAD patients. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was performed on 200 CAD patients who had undergone elective coronary angiography at the cardiology department. Anthropometric indices including waist circumference (WC) and body mass index were measured...
December 2016: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195164/ph-sensitive-micelles-for-the-intracellular-co-delivery-of-curcumin-and-pluronic-l61-unimers-for-synergistic-reversal-effect-of-multidrug-resistance
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Wei Hong, Hong Shi, Mingxi Qiao, Zehui Zhang, Wenting Yang, Lingying Dong, Fucheng Xie, Chunpeng Zhao, Li Kang
Pluronic L61 unimers, which are biomacromolecular modulators, and curcumin, a small-molecule modulator, were co-formulated into pH-sensitive micelles to reveal the full synergistic potential of combination drug treatments to reverse multidrug resistance (MDR). Compared to monotherapy, combined therapy significantly improved the cytotoxicity, cellular uptake and apoptotic effects of doxorubicin (DOX) against MCF-7/ADR cells. In mechanistic studies, both L61 and curcumin enhanced the cytotoxic effect by acting on mitochondrial signalling pathways...
February 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194423/effects-of-liver-fibrosis-progression-on-tissue-relaxation-times-in-different-mouse-models-assessed-by-ultrahigh-field-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Andreas Müller, Katrin Hochrath, Jonas Stroeder, Kanishka Hittatiya, Günther Schneider, Frank Lammert, Arno Buecker, Peter Fries
Recently, clinical studies demonstrated that magnetic resonance relaxometry with determination of relaxation times T1 and T2(⁎) may aid in staging and management of liver fibrosis in patients suffering from viral hepatitis and steatohepatitis. In the present study we investigated T1 and T2(⁎) in different models of liver fibrosis to compare alternate pathophysiologies in their effects on relaxation times and to further develop noninvasive quantification methods of liver fibrosis. MRI was performed with a fast spin echo sequence for measurement of T1 and a multigradient echo sequence for determination of T2(⁎)...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192483/development-of-a-high-throughput-method-to-evaluate-serum-bactericidal-activity-using-bacterial-atp-measurement-as-survival-readout
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Francesca Necchi, Allan Saul, Simona Rondini
Serum Bactericidal Activity (SBA) assay is the method of choice to evaluate the complement-mediated functional activity of both infection- and vaccine-induced antibodies. To perform a typical SBA assay, serial dilutions of sera are incubated with target bacterial strains and complement. The conventional SBA assay is based on plating on agar the SBA reaction mix and counting the surviving bacterial colony forming units (CFU) at each serum dilution. Even with automated colony counting, it is labor-intensive, time-consuming and not amenable for large-scale studies...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192180/deletion-of-cd73-in-mice-leads-to-aortic-valve-dysfunction
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P Zukowska, B Kutryb-Zajac, A Jasztal, M Toczek, M Zabielska, T Borkowski, Z Khalpey, R T Smolenski, E M Slominska
Aortic stenosis is known to involve inflammation and thrombosis. Changes in activity of extracellular enzyme - ecto-5'-nucleotidase (referred also as CD73) can alter inflammatory and thrombotic responses. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of CD73 deletion in mice on development of aortic valve dysfunction and to compare it to the effect of high-fat diet. Four groups of mice (normal-diet Wild Type (WT), high-fat diet WT, normal diet CD73-/-, high-fat diet CD73-/-) were maintained for 15weeks followed by echocardiographic analysis of aortic valve function, measurement of aortic surface activities of nucleotide catabolism enzymes as well as alkaline phosphatase activity, mineral composition and histology of aortic valve leaflets...
February 10, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188910/expression-and-splicing-of-abc-and-slc-transporters-in-the-human-blood-brain-barrier-measured-with-rnaseq
#18
Adam M Suhy, Amy Webb, Audrey C Papp, Ethan G Geier, Wolfgang Sadee
The blood-brain barrier (BBB) expresses numerous membrane transporters that supply needed nutrients to the central nervous system (CNS), consisting mostly of solute carriers (SLC transporters), or remove unwanted substrates via extrusion pumps through the action of ATP binding cassette (ABC) transporters. Previous work has identified many BBB transporters using hybridization arrays or qRT-PCR, using targeted probes. Here we have performed next-generation sequencing of the transcriptome (RNAseq) extracted from cerebral cortex tissues and brain microvessel endothelial cells (BMEC) obtained from two donors...
February 7, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188872/pre-transplantation-31-p-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-for-quality-assessment-of-human-pancreatic-grafts-a-feasibility-study
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Lina Carlbom, Jan Weis, Lars Johansson, Olle Korsgren, Håkan Ahlström
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the feasibility of using (31)P-MRS for objective non-invasive quality assessment of human pancreas grafts prior to transplantation or islet isolation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Pancreata from 5 human donors, 3 males and 2 females, aged 49-78years, with body mass index (BMI) 22-31kg/m(2), were included. Pancreata were perfused with histidine-tryptophan-ketoglutarate solution during procurement and stored in hypothermic condition (4°C) for 21-44h...
February 8, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179302/cd24-modulates-chemosensitivity-of-mcf-7-breast-cancer-cells
#20
Hideya Onishi, Kumi Suyama, Akio Yamasaki, Yasuhiro Oyama, Akiko Fujimura, Makoto Kawamoto, Akira Imaizumi
The role of cluster of differentiation (CD) 24 in breast cancer remains unclear; previously, we showed that CD24 suppresses malignant phenotypes by inactivating Hedgehog signaling through signal transducer and activator of transcription (STAT) 1 inhibition. In this study, we examined how CD24 affects chemosensitivity in breast cancer cells. The CD44(+)CD24(+) breast cancer cell line MCF-7 was transfected with CD24 with/without STAT1 siRNA, and chemosensitivity to 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) and cis-diamminedichloroplatinum (CDDP) was measured...
2017: Anticancer Research
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