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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515264/functional-characterization-of-the-copper-transcription-factor-mrpa%C3%A2-from-aspergillus-fumigatus
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Yong-Sung Park, Tae-Hyoung Kim, Cheol-Won Yun
Although copper functions as a cofactor in many physiological processes, copper overload leads to harmful effects in living cells. Thus, copper homeostasis is tightly regulated. However, detailed copper metabolic pathways have not yet been identified in filamentous fungi. In this report, we investigated the copper transcription factor AfMac1 (Aspergillus fumigatus Mac1 homologue), and identified its regulatory mechanism in A. fumigatus AfMac1 has domains homologous to the DNA- and copper-binding domains of Mac1 from Saccharomyces cerevisiae , and AfMac1 efficiently complemented Mac1 in S...
May 17, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511798/induction-of-copper-and-iron-in-acute-cold-stimulated-brown-adipose-tissues
#2
Chao Wang, Xiaojuan Liang, Cong Tao, Xiaolei Yao, Yajun Wang, Yanfang Wang, Kui Li
Copper (Cu) and iron (Fe), the enzymatic cofactors required for various biochemical processes, have been recently linked to lipid metabolism. Adipose tissues play central roles in energy balance and whether copper and iron homeostasis is involved in cold-stimulated energy metabolism remain unknown. In this study, the Cu and Fe contents in interscapular brown adipose tissue (BAT) and subcutaneous white adipose tissue (WAT) from mice at different developmental stages were measured. Our results revealed the dynamic changes of Cu and Fe levels during development, suggesting their potential roles in energy homeostasis...
May 13, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495946/neuroimaging-changes-in-menkes-disease-part-1
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REVIEW
R Manara, L D'Agata, M C Rocco, R Cusmai, E Freri, L Pinelli, F Darra, E Procopio, R Mardari, C Zanus, G Di Rosa, C Soddu, M Severino, M Ermani, D Longo, S Sartori
Menkes disease is a rare multisystem X-linked disorder of copper metabolism. Despite an early, severe, and progressive neurologic involvement, our knowledge of brain involvement remains unsatisfactory. The first part of this retrospective and review MR imaging study aims to define the frequency rate, timing, imaging features, and evolution of intracranial vascular and white matter changes. According to our analysis, striking but also poorly evolutive vascular abnormalities characterize the very early phases of disease...
May 11, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495940/neuroimaging-changes-in-menkes-disease-part-2
#4
REVIEW
R Manara, M C Rocco, L D'agata, R Cusmai, E Freri, L Giordano, F Dara, E Procopio, I Toldo, C Peruzzi, R Vittorini, A Spalice, C Fusco, M Nosadini, D Longo, S Sartori
This is the second part of a retrospective and review MR imaging study aiming to define the frequency rate, timing, imaging features, and evolution of gray matter changes in Menkes disease, a rare multisystem X-linked disorder of copper metabolism characterized by early, severe, and progressive neurologic involvement. According to our analysis, neurodegenerative changes and focal basal ganglia lesions already appear in the early phases of the disease. Subdural collections are less common than generally thought; however, their presence remains important because they might challenge the differential diagnosis with child abuse and might precipitate the clinical deterioration...
May 11, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493687/comparative-metabolic-response-between-cucumber-cucumis-sativus-and-corn-zea-mays-to-a-cu-oh-2-nanopesticide
#5
Lijuan Zhao, Yuxiong Huang, Arturo A Keller
Due to their unique properties, copper-based nanopesticides are emerging in the market. Thus, understanding their effect on crop plants is very important. Metabolomics can capture a snapshot of cellular metabolic responses to a stressor. We selected maize and cucumber as model plants for exposure to different doses of Cu(OH)2 nanopesticide. GC-TOF-MS-based metabolomics was employed to determine the metabolic responses of these two species. Results revealed significant differences in metabolite profile changes between maize and cucumber...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492331/high-throughput-screening-to-identify-potent-and-specific-inhibitors-of-microbial-sulfate-reduction
#6
Hans K Carlson, Mark Russell Mullan, Lorraine A Mosqueda, Steven Chen, Michelle R Arkin, John D Coates
The selective perturbation of complex microbial ecosystems to predictably influence outcomes in engineered and industrial environments remains a grand challenge for geomicrobiology. In some industrial ecosystems, such as oil reservoirs, sulfate reducing microorganisms (SRM) produce hydrogen sulfide which is toxic, explosive and corrosive. Despite the economic cost of sulfidogenesis, there has been minimal exploration of the chemical space of possible inhibitory compounds, and very little work has quantitatively assessed the selectivity of putative souring treatments...
May 11, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490676/excretion-of-zinc-and-copper-increases-in-men-during-3-weeks-of-bed-rest-with-or-without-artificial-gravity
#7
Hayley N Heacox, Patricia L Gillman, Sara R Zwart, Scott M Smith
Background: Zinc and copper have many physiologic functions and little or no functional storage capability, so persistent losses of either element present health concerns, especially during extended-duration space missions.Objectives: We evaluated the effects of short-term bed rest (BR), a spaceflight analog, on copper and zinc metabolism to better understand the role of these nutrients in human adaptation to (simulated) spaceflight. We also investigated the effect of artificial gravity on copper and zinc homeostasis...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488414/a-proteomic-based-investigation-of-potential-copper-responsive-biomarkers-proteins-conceptual-networks-and-metabolic-pathways-featuring-penicillium-janthinellum-from-a%C3%A2-heavy-metal-polluted-ecological-niche
#8
Xin Feng, Jian Xu, Yu Liang, Guo-Li Chen, Xian-Wei Fan, You-Zhi Li
Filamentous fungi-copper (Cu) interactions are very important in the formation of natural ecosystems and the bioremediation of heavy metal pollution. However, important issues at the proteome level remain unclear. We compared six proteomes from Cu-resistant wild-type (WT) Penicillium janthinellum strain GXCR and a Cu-sensitive mutant (EC-6) under 0, 0.5, and 3 mmol/L Cu treatments using iTRAQ. A total of 495 known proteins were identified, and the following conclusions were drawn from the results: Cu tolerance depends on ATP generation and supply, which is relevant to glycolysis pathway activity; oxidative phosphorylation, the TCA cycle, gluconeogenesis, fatty acid synthesis, and metabolism are also affected by Cu; high Cu sensitivity is primarily due to an ATP energy deficit; among ATP generation pathways, Cu-sensitive and Cu-insensitive metabolic steps exist; gluconeogenesis pathway is crucial to the survival of fungi in Cu-containing and sugar-scarce environments; fungi change their proteomes via two routes (from ATP, ATP-dependent RNA helicases (ADRHs), and ribosome biogenesis to proteasomes and from ATP, ADRHs to spliceosomes and/or stress-adapted RNA degradosomes) to cope with changes in Cu concentrations; and unique routes exist through which fungi respond to high environmental Cu...
May 9, 2017: MicrobiologyOpen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480907/metabolomic-analysis-of-the-effects-of-cadmium-and-copper-treatment-in-oryza-sativa-l-using-untargeted-liquid-chromatography-coupled-to-high-resolution-mass-spectrometry-and-all-ion-fragmentation
#9
Meritxell Navarro-Reig, Joaquim Jaumot, Benjamín Piña, Encarnación Moyano, Maria Teresa Galceran, Romà Tauler
While the knowledge of plant metabolomes has increased in the last few years, their response to the presence of toxicants is still poorly understood. Here, we analyse the metabolomic changes in Japanese rice (Oryza sativa var. Japonica) upon exposure to heavy metals (Cd(ii) and Cu(ii)) in concentrations from 10 to 1000 μM. After harvesting, rice metabolites were extracted from aerial parts of the plants and analysed by HPLC (HILIC TSK gel amide-80 column) coupled to a mass spectrometer quadrupole-Orbitrap (Q-Exactive)...
May 8, 2017: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461082/mechanism-study-of-sulfur-fertilization-mediating-copper-translocation-and-biotransformation-in-rice-oryza-sativa-l-plants
#10
Lijuan Sun, Jianjun Yang, Huaxiang Fang, Chen Xu, Cheng Peng, Haomin Huang, Lingli Lu, Dechao Duan, Xiangzhi Zhang, Jiyan Shi
Metabolism of sulfur (S) is suggested to be an important factor for the homeostasis and detoxification of Cu in plants. We investigated the effects of S fertilizers (S(0), Na2SO4) on Cu translocation and biotransformation in rice plants by using multiple synchrotron-based techniques. Fertilization of S increased the biomass and yield of rice plants, as well as the translocation factor of Cu from root to shoot and shoot to grain, resulting in enhanced Cu in grain. Sulfur K-edge X-ray near edge structure (XANES) analysis showed that fertilization of S increased the concentration of glutathione in different rice tissues, especially in rice stem and leaf...
April 28, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459846/gene-expression-patterns-in-the-progression-of-canine-copper-associated-chronic-hepatitis
#11
Karen Dirksen, Bart Spee, Louis C Penning, Ted S G A M van den Ingh, Iwan A Burgener, Adrian L Watson, Marian Groot Koerkamp, Jan Rothuizen, Frank G van Steenbeek, Hille Fieten
Copper is an essential trace element, but can become toxic when present in abundance. The severe effects of copper-metabolism imbalance are illustrated by the inherited disorders Wilson disease and Menkes disease. The Labrador retriever dog breed is a novel non-rodent model for copper-storage disorders carrying mutations in genes known to be involved in copper transport. Besides disease initiation and progression of copper accumulation, the molecular mechanisms and pathways involved in progression towards copper-associated chronic hepatitis still remain unclear...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452426/aerobic-respiration-by-haemocyanin-in-the-embryo-of-the-migratory-locust
#12
B Chen, R Ma, D Ding, L Wei, L Kang
It remains unresolved how insect embryos acquire sufficient oxygen to sustain high rates of respiratory metabolism during embryogenesis in the absence of a fully developed tracheal system. Our previous work showed that the two distinct subunits (Hc1 and Hc2) of haemocyanin (Hc), a copper-containing protein, display embryo-specific high expression that is essential for embryonic development and survival in the migratory locust Locusta migratoria. Here we investigated the role of haemocyanins in oxygen sensing and supply in the embryo of this locust...
April 28, 2017: Insect Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451781/13-novel-putative-mutations-in-atp7a-found-in-a-cohort-of-25-italian-families
#13
Paola de Gemmis, Maria Vittoria Enzo, Elisa Lorenzetto, Paola Cattelan, Daniela Segat, Uros Hladnik
ATP7A is a copper-transporting P-type adenosine triphosphatase whose loss of function leads to the Menkes disease, an X-linked copper metabolism multi-organ disorder (1 in 100.000 births). Here we document our experience with the ATP7A linked diseases in Italy. We analyzed the exonic structure of the ATP7A gene in 25 unrelated Italian families and studied the variants of unknown significance. We identified 22 different DNA alterations, 13 of which first reported in this study. The classical Menkes phenotype was present in 21 of the 25 families and was linked with highly damaging mutations (7 nonsense; 4 frame-shift; 2 small in-frame deletions, 2 splice site alterations, 2 gross deletions, and 1 gross duplication)...
April 28, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442376/copper-sulfate-pretreatment-prevents-mitochondrial-electron-transport-chain-damage-and-apoptosis-against-mpp-induced-neurotoxicity
#14
Moisés Rubio-Osornio, Marisol Orozco-Ibarra, Araceli Díaz-Ruiz, Eduardo Brambila, Marie-Catherine Boll, Antonio Monroy-Noyola, Jorge Guevara, Sergio Montes, Camilo Ríos
Intrastriatal injection of 1-methyl-4-phenylpyridinium (MPP(+)) is considered a model to reproduce some biochemical alterations observed in Parkinson's disease (PD) patients. Among those alterations, inhibition of mitochondrial complex I activity, increased free radical production and reduced antioxidant responses have been reported. Copper (Cu) plays an important role in the metabolism and antioxidative responses through its participation as a cofactor in the cytochrome c oxidase enzyme (COX), Cu/Zn-superoxide dismutase (Cu/Zn-SOD), and metallothioneins...
April 22, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433110/animal-models-of-wilson-disease
#15
Valentina Medici, Dominik Huster
Wilson disease (WD) is caused by ATPase copper-transporting beta (ATP7B) mutations and results in copper toxicity in liver and brain. Although the defective gene was identified in 1993, the specific mechanisms underlying copper toxicity and the remarkable phenotypic diversity of the disease are still poorly understood. Animal models harboring defects in the ATP7B homolog have helped to reveal new insights into pathomechanisms of WD. Four rodent models with ATP7B gene defects have been described - the Long-Evans Cinnamon (LEC) rat, inbred mouse models (toxic milk (tx), the Jackson Laboratory toxic milk (tx-j)), and the genetically engineered ATP7B(-/-) (knockout) mouse - all of which develop liver disease to different extents...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433108/genetic-and-environmental-modifiers-of-wilson-disease
#16
Valentina Medici, Karl-Heinz Weiss
Wilson disease (WD) is characterized by remarkable variety in its phenotypic presentation. Patients with WD can present with hepatic, neurologic, and psychiatric symptoms combined in different and unpredictable ways. Importantly, no convincing phenotype-genotype correlation has ever been identified, opening the possibility that other genes, aside from ATPase copper-transporting beta (ATP7B), are involved in the pathogenesis of this condition. In addition, modifier genes, or genes that can affect the expression of other genes, may be involved...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433101/wilson-disease-currently-used-anticopper-therapy
#17
Anna Członkowska, Tomasz Litwin
Wilson disease (WD) is a genetic disorder of copper metabolism that can be treated successfully with pharmacologic treatment. Two groups of drugs are currently used: chelators (e.g., d-penicillamine and trientine), which increase urinary copper excretion, and zinc salts, which inhibit copper absorption in the digestive tract. The mechanisms of action lead to a negative copper balance, stopping pathologic accumulation of copper in the tissues and clearing affected organs of copper overload. Due to a lack of prospective clinical trials, the use of drugs depends mainly on center experience and the accessibility in different countries or regions...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433099/other-organ-involvement-and-clinical-aspects-of-wilson-disease
#18
Karolina Dzieżyc, Tomasz Litwin, Anna Członkowska
Wilson disease (WD) is a rare disorder of copper metabolism that presents mainly with hepatic and neuropsychiatric features. Copper accumulates not only in the liver and brain, but also in other organs. Liver injury can also be the cause of secondary impairment of other tissues. Therefore, the clinical manifestation of WD may be renal, cardiac, skin, osteoarticular, or endocrinologic and include other organ disturbances. Renal abnormalities include tubular dysfunction (e.g., renal tubular acidosis, aminoaciduria) and nephrolithiasis...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428350/targeted-inactivation-of-copper-transporter-atp7b-in-hepatocytes-causes-liver-steatosis-and-obesity-in-mice
#19
Abigael Muchenditsi, Haojun Yang, James P Hamilton, Lahari Koganti, Franck Housseau, Lisa Aronov, Hongni Fan, Hannah Pierson, Ashima Bhattacharjee, Robert C Murphy, Cynthia L Sears, James J Potter, Clavia Ruth Wooton-Kee, Svetlana Lutsenko
The copper transporter ATP7B is essential for mammalian copper homeostasis. Mutations in ATP7B result in copper accumulation, especially in the liver, and cause Wilson disease (WD). The major role of hepatocytes in WD pathology is firmly established. It is less certain whether the excess Cu in hepatocytes is solely responsible for development of WD. To address this issue, we generated a mouse strain for Cre-mediated deletion of Atp7b and inactivated Atp7b selectively in hepatocytes. Atp7bΔ(Hep) mice accumulate copper in the liver, have elevated urinary copper, lack holo-ceruloplasmin, but show no liver disease for up to 30 weeks...
April 20, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428045/sco2-deficient-mice-develop-increased-adiposity-and-insulin-resistance
#20
Shauna Hill, Sathyaseelan S Deepa, Kavithalakshmi Sataranatarajan, Pavithra Premkumar, Daniel Pulliam, Yuhong Liu, Vanessa Y Soto, Kathleen E Fischer, Holly Van Remmen
Cytochrome c oxidase (COX) is an essential transmembrane protein complex (Complex IV) in the mitochondrial respiratory electron chain. Mutations in genes responsible for the assembly of COX are associated with Leigh syndrome, cardiomyopathy, spinal muscular atrophy and other fatal metabolic disorders in humans. Previous studies have shown that mice lacking the COX assembly protein Surf1 (Surf1(-/-) mice) paradoxically show a number of beneficial metabolic phenotypes including increased insulin sensitivity, upregulation of mitochondrial biogenesis, induction of stress response pathways and increased lifespan...
April 18, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
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