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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222503/selenium-levels-in-serum-red-blood-cells-and-cerebrospinal-fluid-of-alzheimer-s-disease-patients-a-report-from-the-australian-imaging-biomarker-lifestyle-flagship-study-of-ageing-aibl
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Bárbara R Cardoso, Dominic J Hare, Ashley I Bush, Qiao-Xin Li, Christopher J Fowler, Colin L Masters, Ralph N Martins, Katherine Ganio, Amber Lothian, Soumya Mukherjee, Eugene A Kapp, Blaine R Roberts
Selenium (Se) protects cells against oxidative stress damage through a range of bioactive selenoproteins. Increased oxidative stress is a prominent feature of Alzheimer's disease (AD), and previous studies have shown that Se deficiency is associated with age-related cognitive decline. In this study, we assessed Se status in different biofluids from a subgroup of participants in the Australian Imaging, Biomarkers and Lifestyle Flagship Study of Ageing. As Se in humans can either be an active component of selenoproteins or inactive via non-specific incorporation into other proteins, we used both size exclusion chromatography-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (SEC-ICP-MS) and tandem mass spectrometry to characterize selenoproteins in serum...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213321/effects-of-selenium-lead-interaction-on-the-gene-expression-of-inflammatory-factors-and-selenoproteins-in-chicken-neutrophils
#2
Xiaojing Li, Mengyuan Xing, Menghao Chen, Jinxin Zhao, Ruifeng Fan, Xia Zhao, Changyu Cao, Jie Yang, Ziwei Zhang, Shiwen Xu
Lead (Pb) is one of the most highly toxic metal pollutant that can cause damage to the immune system. It is known that selenium (Se) can antagonize heavy metals. To explore the toxic effects of Pb poisoning on bird immune cells, as well as the alleviating effects of Se on Pb, Se supplement and/or Pb poisoning chicken models were established. One hundred and eighty Hyline 7-day-old male chickens received either Se (1mg Se per kg of diet), Pb (350mg Pb per liter water) or Se+Pb in their diet and water for 90 days...
February 14, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194559/selenium-deficiency-induced-injury-in-chicken-muscular-stomach-by-downregulating-selenoproteins
#3
Xiaodan Huang, Bin Sun, Jiuli Zhang, Yuhong Gao, Guangxing Li, Ying Chang
The aim of the present study was to examine the effect of selenium (Se) deficiency on the expression of selenoproteins in chicken muscular stomach and to detect the correlation of selenoproteins with muscular stomach injuries. One-day-old broiler chickens were maintained for 55 days on a normal diet (0.2 mg/kg) or a Se-deficient diet (0.033 mg Se/kg). The expression levels of 25 selenoproteins, heat shock proteins (HSPs), and inflammatory factors were then examined by real-time PCR. Following this, the correlation between selenoproteins, HSPs, and inflammatory factors was analyzed by principal component analysis (PCA)...
February 13, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193838/selenocysteine-insertion-at-a-predefined-uag-codon-in-a-release-factor-1-rf1-depleted-escherichia-coli-host-strain-bypasses-species-barriers-in-recombinant-selenoprotein-translation
#4
Qing Cheng, Elias S J Arnér
Selenoproteins contain the amino acid selenocysteine (Sec), co-translationally inserted at a predefined UGA opal codon by means of Sec-specific translation machineries. This process is in E. coli dependent upon binding of the Sec-dedicated elongation factor SelB to a SECIS element in the selenoprotein-encoding mRNA and competes with UGA-directed translational termination. Here we found that Sec can also be efficiently incorporated at a predefined UAG amber codon, thereby competing with RF1 rather than RF2. Subsequently utilizing the RF1 depleted E...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192430/computational-identification-of-the-selenocysteine-trna-trnasec-in-genomes
#5
Didac Santesmasses, Marco Mariotti, Roderic Guigó
Selenocysteine (Sec) is known as the 21st amino acid, a cysteine analogue with selenium replacing sulphur. Sec is inserted co-translationally in a small fraction of proteins called selenoproteins. In selenoprotein genes, the Sec specific tRNA (tRNASec) drives the recoding of highly specific UGA codons from stop signals to Sec. Although found in organisms from the three domains of life, Sec is not universal. Many species are completely devoid of selenoprotein genes and lack the ability to synthesize Sec. Since tRNASec is a key component in selenoprotein biosynthesis, its efficient identification in genomes is instrumental to characterize the utilization of Sec across lineages...
February 13, 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186733/utilizing-selenocysteine-for-expressed-protein-ligation-and-bioconjugations
#6
Jun Liu, Qingqing Chen, Sharon Rozovsky
Employing selenocysteine-containing protein fragments to form the amide bond between respective protein fragments significantly extends current capabilities of the widely used protein engineering method, expressed protein ligation. Selenocysteine-mediated ligation is noteworthy for its high yield and efficiency. However, it has so far been restricted to solid-phase synthesized seleno-peptides and thus constrained by where the selenocysteine can be positioned. Here we employ heterologously expressed seleno-fragments to overcome the placement and size restrictions in selenocysteine-mediated chemical ligation...
February 10, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178267/a-quantitative-model-for-the-rate-limiting-process-of-uga-alternative-assignments-to-stop-and-selenocysteine-codons
#7
Yen-Fu Chen, Hsiu-Chuan Lin, Kai-Neng Chuang, Chih-Hsu Lin, Hsueh-Chi S Yen, Chen-Hsiang Yeang
Ambiguity in genetic codes exists in cases where certain stop codons are alternatively used to encode non-canonical amino acids. In selenoprotein transcripts, the UGA codon may either represent a translation termination signal or a selenocysteine (Sec) codon. Translating UGA to Sec requires selenium and specialized Sec incorporation machinery such as the interaction between the SECIS element and SBP2 protein, but how these factors quantitatively affect alternative assignments of UGA has not been fully investigated...
February 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140569/silac-based-quantitative-proteomic-analysis-unveiled-the-arsenite-induced-perturbation-of-multiple-pathways-in-human-skin-fibroblast-cells
#8
Fan Zhang, Yongsheng Xiao, Yinsheng Wang
Humans are exposed to arsenic species through inhalation, ingestion and dermal contact, which may lead to skin, liver, and bladder cancers as well as cardiovascular and neurological diseases. The mechanisms underlying the cytotoxic and carcinogenic effects of arsenic species, however, remain incompletely understood. To exploit the mechanisms of toxicity of As(III), we employed stable isotope labeling by amino acids in cell culture (SILAC) together with LC-MS/MS analysis to assess quantitatively the As(III)-induced perturbation of the entire proteome of cultured human skin fibroblast cells...
January 31, 2017: Chemical Research in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140330/insights-for-setting-of-nutrient-requirements-gleaned-by-comparison-of-selenium-status-biomarkers-in-turkeys-and-chickens-versus-rats-mice-and-lambs
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REVIEW
Roger A Sunde, Jin-Long Li, Rachel M Taylor
To gain insights into nutrient biomarkers and setting of dietary nutrient requirements, selenium biomarker levels and requirements in response to multiple graded levels of dietary selenium were compared between day-old turkeys and chickens versus weanling rats and mice and 2-d-old lambs supplemented with sodium selenite. In rodents, there was no significant effect of dietary selenium on growth, indicating that the minimum selenium requirement was <0.007 μg Se/g diet. In contrast, there was a significant effect in turkeys, chicks, and lambs, which showed selenium requirements for growth of 0...
November 2016: Advances in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133928/n-%C3%AE-l-glutamyl-l-selenomethionine-enhances-stress-resistance-and-ameliorates-aging-indicators-via-the-selenoprotein-trxr-1-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
#10
Chun-Han Chang, Chi-Tang Ho, Vivian Hsiu-Chuan Liao
SCOPE: Selenium is an essential trace nutrient for human health. This study investigates the organic form of selenium, N-γ-(L-Glutamyl)-L-selenomethionine (Glu-SeMet), for its effects on aging indicators and stress resistance. The role of the selenoprotein TRXR-1 was also evaluated in Caenorhabditis elegans. METHODS AND RESULTS: Glu-SeMet-treated wild-type N2 worms showed increased survival upon oxidative and thermal stress challenges. However, Glu-SeMet treatment did not extend the lifespan of wild-type N2 C...
January 29, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130108/selenoprotein-k-modulate-intracellular-free-ca-2-by-regulating-expression-of-calcium-homoeostasis-endoplasmic-reticulum-protein
#11
Chao Wang, Ruimin Li, Yalan Huang, Miao Wang, Fan Yang, Dana Huang, Chunli Wu, Yue Li, Yijun Tang, Renli Zhang, Jinquan Cheng
Selenoprotein K (SelK) is an 11-kDa selenoprotein, which may be involved in the regulation of oxidative stress, endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress and immune response. To explore the function of SelK in the process of immune response, several short-hairpin RNAs (shRNA) were designed for the construction of recombinant plasmids to down-regulate the expression of SelK gene in vitro. These shRNAs specifically and efficiently interfered with the expression of SelK at both mRNA and protein levels. The expression of calcium homoeostasis endoplasmic reticulum protein (CHERP) and the intracellular free Ca(2+) concentration were significantly down-regulated in anti-CD3 stimulated SelK-knockdown cells...
January 24, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115638/secis-binding-protein-2-interacts-with-the-smn-complex-and-the-methylosome-for-selenoprotein-mrnp-assembly-and-translation
#12
Anne-Sophie Gribling-Burrer, Michael Leichter, Laurence Wurth, Alexandra Huttin, Florence Schlotter, Nathalie Troffer-Charlier, Vincent Cura, Martine Barkats, Jean Cavarelli, Séverine Massenet, Christine Allmang
Selenoprotein synthesis requires the co-translational recoding of a UGASec codon. This process involves an RNA structural element, called Selenocysteine Insertion Sequence (SECIS) and the SECIS binding protein 2 (SBP2). Several selenoprotein mRNAs undergo unusual cap hypermethylation by the trimethylguanosine synthase 1 (Tgs1), which is recruited by the ubiquitous Survival of MotoNeurons (SMN) protein. SMN, the protein involved in spinal muscular atrophy, is part of a chaperone complex that collaborates with the methylosome for RNP assembly...
January 23, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106121/endoplasmic-reticulum-oxidative-stress-triggers-tgf-beta-dependent-muscle-dysfunction-by-accelerating-ascorbic-acid-turnover
#13
Diego Pozzer, Mariagrazia Favellato, Marco Bolis, Roberto William Invernizzi, Francesca Solagna, Bert Blaauw, Ester Zito
Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and oxidative stress are two related phenomena that have important metabolic consequences. As many skeletal muscle diseases are triggered by oxidative stress, we explored the chain of events linking a hyperoxidized ER (which causes ER and oxidative stress) with skeletal muscle dysfunction. An unbiased exon expression array showed that the combined genetic modulation of the two master ER redox proteins, selenoprotein N (SEPN1) and endoplasmic oxidoreductin 1 (ERO1), led to an SEPN1-related myopathic phenotype due to excessive signalling of transforming growth factor (TGF)-beta...
January 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101579/role-of-trna-selenocysteine-1-associated-protein-1-in-the-proliferation-and-apoptosis-of-cardiomyocyte%C3%A2-like-h9c2-cells
#14
Meng-Di Li, Wan-Peng Cheng, Min-Xia Shi, Tang-Dong Ge, Xiao-Lin Zheng, Dong-Yuan Wu, Xiao-Yan Hu, Jin-Cheng Luo, Feng-Lan Li, Hui Li
Transfer RNA selenocysteine 1 associated protein 1 (Trnau1ap) serves an essential role in the synthesis of selenoproteins, which have critical functions in numerous biological processes. Selenium deficiency results in a variety of diseases, including cardiac disease. However, the mechanisms underlying myocardial injury induced by selenium deficiency remain unclear. The present study examined the effects of Trnau1ap under‑ and overexpression in cardiomyocyte‑like H9c2 cells, by transfection with small interfering RNA and an overexpression plasmid, respectively...
February 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100855/trace-elements-as-an-activator-of-antioxidant-enzymes
#15
Marta Wołonciej, Elżbieta Milewska, Wiesława Roszkowska-Jakimiec
Oxidative stress is a state of impaired balance between the formation of free radicals and antioxidant capacity of the body. It causes many defects of the body, e.g. lipid peroxidation, DNA and protein damage. In order to prevent the effects of oxidative stress, the organism has developed defence mechanisms. These mechanisms capture and inhibit the formation of free radicals and also chelate ion metals that catalyse free radical reactions. Trace elements are components of antioxidant enzymes involved in antioxidant mechanisms...
December 31, 2016: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095296/diverse-role-of-survival-motor-neuron-protein
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REVIEW
Ravindra N Singh, Matthew D Howell, Eric W Ottesen, Natalia N Singh
The multifunctional Survival Motor Neuron (SMN) protein is required for the survival of all organisms of the animal kingdom. SMN impacts various aspects of RNA metabolism through the formation and/or interaction with ribonucleoprotein (RNP) complexes. SMN regulates biogenesis of small nuclear RNPs, small nucleolar RNPs, small Cajal body-associated RNPs, signal recognition particles and telomerase. SMN also plays an important role in DNA repair, transcription, pre-mRNA splicing, histone mRNA processing, translation, selenoprotein synthesis, macromolecular trafficking, stress granule formation, cell signaling and cytoskeleton maintenance...
January 15, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092746/supranutritional-selenium-intake-from-enriched-milk-casein-impairs-hepatic-insulin-sensitivity-via-attenuated-irs-pi3k-akt-signaling-and-decreased-pgc-1%C3%AE-expression-in-male-sprague-dawley-rats
#17
Priska Stahel, Julie J Kim, Scott R L Cieslar, Jenny M Warrington, Changting Xiao, John P Cant
Selenium (Se)-enriched milk provides antioxidant benefits and has therapeutic potential against cancer. However, both antidiabetic and prodiabetic effects have been attributed to Se. Our objective was to evaluate the effect of Se-enriched milk casein on insulin sensitivity in rats when given at the requirement of 0.25 ppm Se and supranutritionally on both low- and high-fat diets. Two hundred sixteen male Sprague-Dawley rats were fed low- or high-fat diets containing one, two or eight times the Se requirement in a randomized block design...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091661/biochemical-characterization-of-the-selenoproteome-in-gallus-gallus-via-bioinformatics-analysis-structure-function-relationships-and-interactions-of-binding-molecules
#18
Shi-Yong Zhu, Xue-Nan Li, Xiao-Chen Sun, Jia Lin, Wei Li, Cong Zhang, Jin-Long Li
Knowledge about mammalian selenoproteins is increasing. However, the selenoproteome of birds remains considerably less understood, especially concerning its biochemical characterization, structure-function relationships and the interactions of binding molecules. In this work, the SECIS elements, subcellular localization, protein domains and interactions of binding molecules of the selenoproteome in Gallus gallus were analyzed using bioinformatics tools. We carried out comprehensive analyses of the structure-function relationships and interactions of the binding molecules of selenoproteins, to provide biochemical characterization of the selenoproteome in Gallus gallus...
January 16, 2017: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088013/delineating-hierarchy-of-selenotranscriptome-expression-and-their-response-to-selenium-status-in-chicken-central-nervous-system
#19
Xiu-Qing Jiang, Chang-Yu Cao, Zhao-Yang Li, Wei Li, Cong Zhang, Jia Lin, Xue-Nan Li, Jing-Long Li
Selenium (Se) incorporated in selenoproteins as selenocysteine and supports various important cellular and organismal functions. We recently reported that chicken brain exhibited high priority for Se supply and retention under conditions of dietary Se deficiency and supernutrition Li et al. (2012) . However, the selenotranscriptome expressions and their response to Se status in chicken central nervous system (CNS) are unclear. To better understand the relationship of Se homeostasis and selenoproteins expression in chicken CNS, 1day-old HyLine White chickens were fed a low Se diet (Se-L, 0...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077800/oxidative-stress-induced-by-se-deficient-high-energy-diet-implicates-neutrophil-dysfunction-via-nrf2-pathway-suppression-in-swine
#20
Tianshu Yang, Zeping Zhao, Tianqi Liu, Ziwei Zhang, Pengzu Wang, Shiwen Xu, Xin Gen Len, Anshan Shan
The mechanism of the interaction between Se deficiency and high energy remains limited. The aim of the current study was to identify whether Se-deficient, high-energy diet can induce oxidative stress, and downregulate the Nrf2 pathway and phagocytic dysfunction of neutrophils. We detected the phagocytic activity, ROS production, protein levels of Nrf2 and Nrf2 downstream target genes, and the mRNA levels of 25 selenoproteins, heat shock proteins, and cytokines in neutrophils. Cytokine ELISA kits were used to measure the serum cytokines...
January 7, 2017: Oncotarget
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