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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166502/outcomes-of-long-term-treatments-of-type-i-hereditary-angioedema-in-a-turkish-family
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Gulsen Akoglu, Belgin Kesim, Gokhan Yildiz, Ahmet Metin
BACKGROUND: Hereditary angioedema is a rare autosomal dominantly inherited immunodeficiency disorder characterized by potentially life-threatening angioedema attacks. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to investigate the clinical and genetic features of a family with angioedema attacks. METHODS: The medical history, clinical features and C1-INH gene mutation of a Turkish family were investigated and outcomes of long-term treatments were described. RESULTS: Five members had experienced recurrent swellings on the face and extremities triggered by trauma...
September 2017: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164718/canine-prostate-specific-esterase-cpse-as-an-useful-biomarker-in-preventive-screening-programme-of-canine-prostate-cpse-threshold-value-assessment-and-its-correlation-with-ultrasonographic-prostatic-abnormalities-in-asymptomatic-dogs
#2
S Alonge, M Melandri, R Leoci, G M Lacalandra, G Aiudi
Due to the increased attention that pet-owners devote to their animals and to the improved veterinary care, investigations regarding methods to early detect prostatic disorders that might affect canine life quality have been performed. Canine prostate specific esterase (CPSE) concentration was reported to be higher in dogs suffering from prostatic diseases. This study aimed to estimate the CPSE threshold as a biomarker to early identify prostatic diseases in asymptomatic dogs. The ultrasonographic examination of the prostate was performed in 19 dogs (6-40 kg; 1-5 years) with no symptoms of prostatic diseases...
November 22, 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161315/transcriptome-analysis-of-plasmid-induced-genes-sheds-light-on-the-role-of-type-i-ifn-as-adjuvant-in-dna-vaccine-against-infectious-salmon-anemia-virus
#3
Mehrdad Sobhkhez, Aleksej Krasnov, Chia Jung Chang, Børre Robertsen
A previous study showed that a plasmid expressing IFNa (pIFNa) strongly enhanced protection and antibody production of a DNA vaccine against infectious salmon anemia virus (ISAV) in Atlantic salmon. The vaccine consisted of a plasmid (pHE) expressing the virus hemagglutinin-esterase as an antigen. To increase the understanding of the adjuvant effect of pIFNa, we here compared transcriptome responses in salmon muscle at the injection site at week 1 and 2 after injection of pIFNa, pHE, plasmid control (pcDNA3...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159584/correction-to-optimized-synthesis-of-novel-prenyl-ferulate-performed-by-feruloyl-esterases-from-myceliophthora-thermophila-in-microemulsions
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Io Antonopoulou, Laura Leonov, Peter Jütten, Gabriella Cerullo, Vincenza Faraco, Adamantia Papadopoulou, Dimitris Kletsas, Marianna Ralli, Ulrika Rova, Paul Christakopoulos
After publication of the original article, authors found that there has been a minor mistake in the units of kcat and kcat/Km in Table 2. The units should be 10(3) min(-1) g(-1) FAE for kcat and mM(-1) min(-1) g(-1) FAE for kcat/Km. This correction does not affect any conclusions drawn within the article.
November 20, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158777/combined-genome-and-transcriptome-sequencing-to-investigate-the-plant-cell-wall-degrading-enzyme-system-in-the-thermophilic-fungus-malbranchea-cinnamomea
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Silvia Hüttner, Thanh Thuy Nguyen, Zoraide Granchi, Thomas Chin-A-Woeng, Dag Ahrén, Johan Larsbrink, Vu Nguyen Thanh, Lisbeth Olsson
Background: Genome and transcriptome sequencing has greatly facilitated the understanding of biomass-degrading mechanisms in a number of fungal species. The information obtained enables the investigation and discovery of genes encoding proteins involved in plant cell wall degradation, which are crucial for saccharification of lignocellulosic biomass in second-generation biorefinery applications. The thermophilic fungus Malbranchea cinnamomea is an efficient producer of many industrially relevant enzymes and a detailed analysis of its genomic content will considerably enhance our understanding of its lignocellulolytic system and promote the discovery of novel proteins...
2017: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154782/neutrophil-depletion-protects-against-zomepirac-induced-acute-kidney-injury-in-mice
#6
Shohei Yamashita, Shingo Oda, Hideko Endo, Koichi Tsuneyama, Tsuyoshi Yokoi
Acyl glucuronide (AG) metabolites of carboxylic acid-containing drugs have been implicated in drug toxicity. Zomepirac (ZP) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug that was withdrawn from the market because of anaphylactic reactions and renal injury. We recently established a novel mouse model of ZP-induced kidney injury by increasing zomepirac acyl-glucuronide (ZP-AG) concentration via pretreatment with tri-O-tolyl phosphate, a nonselective esterase inhibitor, and l-buthionine-(S,R)-sulfoximine, a glutathione synthesis inhibitor...
November 14, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154543/fluorogenic-targeting-of-voltage-sensitive-dyes-to-neurons
#7
Pei Liu, Vincent Grenier, Wootack Hong, Vikram R Muller, Evan W Miller
We present a method to target voltage-sensitive fluorescent dyes to specified cells using an enzyme-catalyzed fluorogenic reaction on cell surfaces. The dye/enzyme hybrids are composed of a photoinduced electron transfer (PeT)-based fluorescent voltage indicator and a complementary enzyme expressed on the cell surface. Action of the exogenous enzyme on the dye results in fluorogenic activation of the dye, enabling fast voltage imaging in defined neurons with sensitivity surpassing those of purely genetically encoded approaches...
November 20, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153069/-emerging-pathogen-candida-kefyr-kluvyeromyces-marxianus
#8
Tuğba Çuhadar, Ayşe Kalkancı
In the central microbiology laboratory of Gazi University Hospital Candida kefyr was isolated from different clinical samples as 5.3% in 2016 and in 2017 this rate increased to 9.3% which was nearly two-fold and this has drawn our attention. The aim of this study was to evaluate the special characteristics, antifungal susceptibility and virulence properties of C.keyfr species. Germ tube, corn meal-tween 80 agar morphology and carbohydrate assimilation profiles on ID32C yeast identification system were used for the diagnosis of Candida species...
October 2017: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150515/loop-of-streptomyces-feruloyl-esterase-plays-an-important-role-in-its-activity-of-releasing-ferulic-acid-from-biomass
#9
Misugi Uraji, Haruka Tamura, Eiichi Mizohata, Jiro Arima, Kun Wan, Ken'ichi Ogawa, Tsuyoshi Inoue, Tadashi Hatanaka
Feruloyl esterases (FAEs) are key enzymes required for the production of ferulic acid from agricultural biomass. Previously, we identified and characterized R18, an FAE from Streptomyces cinnamoneus NBRC 12852, which showed no sequence similarity with the known FAEs. To determine the region involved in its catalytic activity, we constructed chimeric enzymes using R18 and its homolog (TH2-18) from S. cinnamoneus strain TH-2. Although R18 and TH2-18 showed 74% identity in their primary sequence, the recombinant proteins of these two FAEs (rR18 and rTH2-18) showed very different specific activities toward ethyl ferulate...
November 17, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150024/decreased-uchl1-expression-as-a-cytologic-biomarker-for-aggressive-behavior-in-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors
#10
Maureen D Moore, Brendan Finnerty, Katherine D Gray, Rana Hoda, Yi-Fan Liu, Lauren Soong, Toni Beninato, Rema Rao, Rasa Zarnegar, Thomas J Fahey
BACKGROUND: There are currently no reliable markers associated with aggressive behavior in well-differentiated and moderately differentiated pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors. We aimed to determine whether expression of ubiquitin carboxyl-terminal hydrolase L1 in conjunction with Ki67 can identify metastatic potential of well-differentiated and moderately differentiated pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors from fine-needle aspiration samples obtained by endoscopic ultrasound. METHODS: Retrospective review of 48 patients with well-differentiated and moderately differentiated pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors diagnosed by endoscopic ultrasound fine-needle aspiration at a single center identified 35 biopsy samples with adequate material for analysis...
November 14, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149017/the-ms6-mycolyl-arabinogalactan-esterase-lysb-is-essential-for-an-efficient-mycobacteriophage-induced-lysis
#11
Adriano M Gigante, Cheri M Hampton, Rebecca S Dillard, Filipa Gil, Maria João Catalão, José Moniz-Pereira, Elizabeth R Wright, Madalena Pimentel
All dsDNA phages encode two proteins involved in host lysis, an endolysin and a holin that target the peptidoglycan and cytoplasmic membrane, respectively. Bacteriophages that infect Gram-negative bacteria encode additional proteins, the spanins, involved in disruption of the outer membrane. Recently, a gene located in the lytic cassette was identified in the genomes of mycobacteriophages, which encodes a protein (LysB) with mycolyl-arabinogalactan esterase activity. Taking in consideration the complex mycobacterial cell envelope that mycobacteriophages encounter during their life cycle, it is valuable to evaluate the role of these proteins in lysis...
November 17, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146619/urinary-neutrophil-gelatinase-associated-lipocalin-for-the-diagnosis-of-urinary-tract-infections
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Tamar R Lubell, Jonathan M Barasch, Katherine Xu, Maria Ieni, Keven I Cabrera, Peter S Dayan
OBJECTIVES: To determine the accuracy of the novel biomarker urinary neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (uNGAL) to diagnose urinary tract infections (UTIs) in febrile infants and young children. METHODS: Prospective cross-sectional study of febrile infants <3 months ( ≥ 38.0°C) and children 3 to 24 months (≥ 39.0°C) evaluated for UTIs. uNGAL levels, urinalysis, Gram-stain and culture were obtained. UTI was defined by colony counts. RESULTS: Of 260 patients, 35 (13...
November 16, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145154/a-pipeline-for-proteome-scale-identification-and-studies-on-hormone-sensitive-lipases-in-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
#13
Durairaj Sherlin, Sharmila Anishetty
Hormone sensitive lipases (HSLs) play an important role in the survival of M. tuberculosis during dormancy. They help in the utilization of fatty acids from stored lipids. The objective of the current study was to identify all HSLs from the proteome of M. tuberculosis H37Rv. We have developed a novel HSL identification pipeline, based on amino acid sequence homology, presence of conserved motifs and other sequence features deciphered from known HSL dataset. Through this pipeline, we identified 10 proteins as putative HSLs in M...
November 7, 2017: Computational Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142416/protective-effect-of-pluchea-lanceolata-against-aluminum-chloride-induced-neurotoxicity-in-swiss-albino-mice
#14
Ravi Mundugaru, Senthilkumar Sivanesan, Padmaja Udaykumar, Niranjan Rao, Naveen Chandra
Background: Aluminum chloride (AlCl3) is a known potent environmental neurotoxin causing progressive neurodegenerative changes in the brain. The herb Pluchea lanceolata is commonly known as "Rasana" and used as a nerve tonic in neuroinflammatory conditions in Indian system of medicine. Objective: To evaluate the neuroprotective activity of hydroalcoholic extract of P. lanceolata in chronic AlCl3-induced neurotoxicity in Swiss albino mice. Materials and Methods: Albino mice were categorized into four different groups; Group 1served as vehicle control, Group 2 mice were administered with AlCl3, 40 mg/kg body weight by intraperitoneal route for 45 consecutive days...
October 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139124/histochemical-distribution-of-four-types-of-enzymes-and-mucous-cells-in-the-gastrointestinal-tract-of-reared-half-smooth-tongue-sole-cynoglossus-semilaevis
#15
Y Z Wang, J F Sun, A J Lv, S L Zhang, Y Y Sung, H Y Shi, X C Hu, S J Chen, K Z Xing
The histochemical distribution of acid phosphatase (ACP), alkaline phosphatase (ALP), non-specific esterase (NSE), peroxidase (POD) and mucous-cell types was evaluated in the gastrointestinal tract of the half-smooth tongue sole Cynoglossus semilaevis. The enzymes were detected in the entire stretch of the gastrointestinal tract. ACP activity was found in the supranuclear region of enterocytes and the lamina propria of the intestine, as well as the cytoplasm of epithelial cells of the stomach. The staining intensity of ACP in the anterior and posterior intestines was stronger than in the stomach...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Fish Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138983/cloning-expression-analysis-and-enzyme-activity-assays-of-the-%C3%AE-carbonic-anhydrase-gene-from-chlamydomonas-sp-ice-l
#16
Changfeng Qu, Yingying He, Zhou Zheng, Meiling An, Lulu Li, Xixi Wang, Xiaodong He, Yibin Wang, Fangming Liu, Jinlai Miao
The α-carbonic anhydrase (α-CA) is a zinc ion-containing enzyme that catalyzes the hydration of carbon dioxide. In this paper, a full-length α-CA gene was cloned from Chlamydomonas sp. ICE-L using RT-PCR and RACE-PCR for bioinformatic analysis. The α-CA open reading frame obtained by PCR was cloned into a vector and transformed into Escherichia coli to generate α-CA-producing bacteria. The α-CA was highly expressed upon induction with isopropyl-β-d-thiogalactoside (IPTG) at a final concentration of 0...
November 14, 2017: Molecular Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135902/should-the-absence-of-urinary-nitrite-influence-empiric-antibiotics-for-urinary-tract-infection-in-young-children
#17
Pradip P Chaudhari, Michael C Monuteaux, Richard G Bachur
OBJECTIVES: Screening for urinary tract infection (UTI) includes urinary nitrite testing by dipstick urinalysis. Gram-negative enteric organisms produce urinary nitrite and represent the most common uropathogens. Enterococcus, a less common uropathogen, does not produce nitrite and has a unique antibiotic resistance pattern. Whether to adjust empiric antibiotics in the absence of urinary nitrite has not been established. Our primary objective was to determine prevalence of enterococcal UTI among young children with a nitrite negative urinalysis...
November 14, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134667/synthesis-and-carbonic-anhydrase-inhibition-of-tetrabromo-chalcone-derivatives
#18
Umit M Kocyigit, Yakup Budak, Fikret Eligüzel, Parham Taslimi, Deryanur Kılıç, İlhami Gulçin, Mustafa Ceylan
In the present study, human carbonic anhydrase (hCA) enzyme was purified and characterized from fresh blood human red cells by Sepharose-4B-l-tyrosine-sulfanilamide affinity gel chromatography. Secondly, a series of new tetrabromo chalcone derivatives containing 4,7-methanoisoindol-1,3-dione (2a-i) were synthesized from the addition of Br2 to related chalcone derivatives (1a-i). The structures of the new molecules (2a-i) were confirmed by means of (1) H NMR, (13) C NMR and elemental analysis. Finally, the inhibitory effects of 2a-i on CA activities were investigated using the esterase method under in vitro conditions...
November 14, 2017: Archiv der Pharmazie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133125/very-low-doses-of-muscimol-and-baclofen-ameliorate-cognitive-deficits-and-regulate-protein-expression-in-the-brain-of-a-rat-model-of-streptozocin-induced-alzheimer-s-disease
#19
Vladimirs Pilipenko, Karina Narbute, Ulrika Beitnere, Juris Rumaks, Jolanta Pupure, Baiba Jansone, Vija Klusa
Recent studies devoted to neuroprotection have focused on the role of the gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) system in regulating neuroinflammatory processes which play a key role in the neurodegenerative processes observed in Alzheimer's disease (AD) by inducing glial cell overactivation and impairing neurotransmission. Data on the efficacy of classical GABA-A and GABA-B receptor agonists (muscimol and baclofen, respectively) in animal models of AD are not available. Moreover, no published studies have examined the ability of optimal doses of these compounds to prevent neuroinflammation, the alterations in neurotransmission and cognitive deficits...
November 11, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131851/gdsl-lipases-modulate-immunity-through-lipid-homeostasis-in-rice
#20
Mingjun Gao, Xin Yin, Weibing Yang, Sin Man Lam, Xiaohong Tong, Jiyun Liu, Xin Wang, Qun Li, Guanghou Shui, Zuhua He
Lipids and lipid metabolites play important roles in plant-microbe interactions. Despite the extensive studies of lipases in lipid homeostasis and seed oil biosynthesis, the involvement of lipases in plant immunity remains largely unknown. In particular, GDSL esterases/lipases, characterized by the conserved GDSL motif, are a subfamily of lipolytic enzymes with broad substrate specificity. Here, we functionally identified two GDSL lipases, OsGLIP1 and OsGLIP2, in rice immune responses. Expression of OsGLIP1 and OsGLIP2 was suppressed by pathogen infection and salicylic acid (SA) treatment...
November 13, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
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