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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091524/formate-simultaneously-reduces-oxidase-activity-and-enhances-respiration-in-campylobacter-jejuni
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Issmat I Kassem, Rosario A Candelero-Rueda, Kawthar A Esseili, Gireesh Rajashekara
The foodborne microaerophilic pathogen, Campylobacter jejuni, possesses a periplasmic formate dehydrogenase and two terminal oxidases, which serve to metabolize formate and facilitate the use of oxygen as a terminal electron acceptor, respectively. Formate, a primary energy source for C. jejuni, inhibits oxidase activity in other bacteria. Here, we hypothesized that formate might affect both energy metabolism and microaerobic survival in C. jejuni. Subsequently, we showed that C. jejuni 81-176 (wildtype) exhibited enhanced chemoattraction to and respiration of formate in comparison to other organic acids...
January 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088729/new-insights-into-aox2-transcriptional-regulation-in-chlamydomonas-reinhardtii
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Mariya Ostroukhova, Zhanneta Zalutskaya, Elena Ermilova
A feature of the mitochondrial electron transport chain in plants, some protists and many fungi is the presence of two terminal oxidases, the energy-conserving cytochrome oxidase and another termed alternative oxidase (AOX). AOX branches from the main respiratory chain, directly coupling the oxidation of ubiquinol with reduction of oxygen to water. The AOX genes can be divided into two discrete subfamilies, AOX1 and AOX2. Although AOX has been proposed to play essential roles in stress tolerance of organisms, the role of subfamily AOX2 is largely unknown...
December 13, 2016: European Journal of Protistology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081503/in-silico-identification-of-alternative-oxidase-2-aox2-in-monocots-a-new-evolutionary-scenario
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José Hélio Costa, Clesivan Pereira Dos Santos, Beatriz de Sousa E Lima, Anthônio Nunes Moreira Netto, Kátia Daniella da Cruz Saraiva, Birgit Arnholdt-Schmitt
We identified AOX2 genes in monocot species from Lemnoideae (Spirodela polyrhiza, Lemna gibba and Landoltia punctata), Pothoideae (Anthurium andraeanum and Anthurium amnicola) and Monsteroideae (Epipremnum aureum) subfamilies within the Araceae, an early-diverging monocot family. These findings highlight the presence of AOX2 in the most ancient monocot ancestor and also that at least partial loss of this gene occurred during speciation events within several monocot orders. The presence of AOX2 in monocot species challenges (1) new understanding of the evolutionary history of the AOX gene family in angiosperms and (2) drives experimental and bioinformatics efforts to explore functional relevance of the two AOX gene family members for plant growth and development...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067626/broad-aox-expression-in-a-genetically-tractable-mouse-model-does-not-disturb-normal-physiology
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Marten Szibor, Praveen K Dhandapani, Eric Dufour, Kira M Holmström, Yuan Zhuang, Isabelle Salwig, Ilka Wittig, Juliana Heidler, Zemfira Gizatullina, Timur Gainutdinov, German Mouse Clinic Consortium, Helmut Fuchs, Valérie Gailus-Durner, Martin Hrabě de Angelis, Jatin Nandania, Vidya Velagapudi, Astrid Wietelmann, Pierre Rustin, Frank N Gellerich, Howard T Jacobs, Thomas Braun
Plants and many lower organisms, but not mammals, express alternative oxidases (AOX) that branch the mitochondrial respiratory chain, transferring electrons directly from ubiquinol to oxygen without proton pumping. Thus, they maintain electron flow under conditions when the classical respiratory chain is impaired, limiting excess production of oxygen radicals and supporting redox and metabolic homeostasis. AOX from Ciona intestinalis has been used to study and mitigate mitochondrial impairments in mammalian cell-lines, Drosophila disease models and, most recently, in the mouse, where multiple, lentivector-AOX transgenes conferred substantial expression in specific tissues...
December 14, 2016: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063379/oxidative-stress-mitochondrial-abnormalities-and-antioxidant-defense-in-ataxia-telangiectasia-bloom-syndrome-and-nijmegen-breakage-syndrome
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Mateusz Maciejczyk, Bozena Mikoluc, Barbara Pietrucha, Edyta Heropolitanska-Pliszka, Malgorzata Pac, Radosław Motkowski, Halina Car
Rare pleiotropic genetic disorders, Ataxia-telangiectasia (A-T), Bloom syndrome (BS) and Nijmegen breakage syndrome (NBS) are characterised by immunodeficiency, extreme radiosensitivity, higher cancer susceptibility, premature aging, neurodegeneration and insulin resistance. Some of these functional abnormalities can be explained by aberrant DNA damage response and chromosomal instability. It has been suggested that one possible common denominator of these conditions could be chronic oxidative stress caused by endogenous ROS overproduction and impairment of mitochondrial homeostasis...
December 28, 2016: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060946/high-osmolarity-environments-activate-the-mitochondrial-alternative-oxidase-in-debaryomyces-hansenii
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Wilson Garcia-Neto, Alfredo Cabrera-Orefice, Salvador Uribe-Carvajal, Alicia J Kowaltowski, Luis Alberto Luévano-Martínez
The oleaginous yeast Debaryomyces hansenii is a good model to understand molecular mechanisms involved in halotolerance because of its impressive ability to survive under a wide range of salt concentrations. Several cellular adaptations are implicated in this response, including the presence of a cyanide-insensitive ubiquinol oxidase (Aox). This protein, which is present in several taxonomical orders, has been related to different stress responses. However, little is known about its role in mitochondria during transitions from low to high saline environments...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053093/catalytic-determinants-of-alkene-production-by-the-cytochrome-p450-peroxygenase-oletje
#7
Sarah Matthews, James D Belcher, Kang Lan Tee, Hazel M Girvan, Kirsty J McLean, Stephen Ej Rigby, Colin W Levy, David Leys, David A Parker, Richard T Blankley, Andrew W Munro
The Jeotgalicoccus sp. peroxygenase cytochrome P450 OleTJE (CYP152L1) is a hydrogen peroxide-driven oxidase that catalyzes oxidative decarboxylation of fatty acids, producing terminal alkenes with applications as fine chemicals and biofuels. Understanding mechanisms that favor decarboxylation over fatty acid hydroxylation in OleTJE could enable protein engineering to improve catalysis or to introduce decarboxylation activity into P450s with different substrate preferences. In this manuscript, we have focused on OleTJE active site residues Phe79, His85 and Arg245 to interrogate their roles in substrate binding and catalytic activity...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049530/metabolic-engineering-of-indole-pyruvic-acid-biosynthesis-in-escherichia-coli-with-tdid
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Yelin Zhu, Yan Hua, Biao Zhang, Lianhong Sun, Wenjie Li, Xin Kong, Jiong Hong
BACKGROUND: Indole pyruvic acid (IPA) is a versatile platform intermediate and building block for a number of high-value products in the pharmaceutical and food industries. It also has a wide range of applications, such as drugs for the nervous system, cosmetics, and luminophores. Chemical synthesis of IPA is a complicated and costly process. Moreover, through the biosynthesis route employing L-amino acid oxidase, the byproduct hydrogen peroxide leads the degradation of IPA. TdiD, identified as a specific tryptophan aminotransferase, could be an alternative solution for efficient IPA biosynthesis...
January 3, 2017: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041746/evaluation-of-cultured-human-dermal-and-dermo-epidermal-substitutes-focusing-on-extracellular-matrix-components-comparison-of-protein-and-rna-analysis
#9
Corien Oostendorp, Sarah Meyer, Monia Sobrio, Joyce van Arendonk, Ernst Reichmann, Willeke F Daamen, Toin H van Kuppevelt
Treatment of full-thickness skin defects with split-thickness skin grafts is generally associated with contraction and scar formation and cellular skin substitutes have been developed to improve skin regeneration. The evaluation of cultured skin substitutes is generally based on qualitative parameters focusing on histology. In this study we focused on quantitative evaluation to provide a template for comparison of human bio-engineered skin substitutes between clinical and/or research centers, and to supplement histological data...
December 29, 2016: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024235/implications-of-terminal-oxidase-function-in-regulation-of-salicylic-acid-on-soybean-seedling-photosynthetic-performance-under-water-stress
#10
Yanping Tang, Xin Sun, Tao Wen, Mingjie Liu, Mingyan Yang, Xuefei Chen
The aim of this study is to investigate whether exogenous application of salicylic acid (SA) could modulate the photosynthetic capacity of soybean seedlings in water stress tolerance, and to clarify the potential functions of terminal oxidase (plastid terminal oxidase (PTOX) and alternative oxidase (AOX)) in SA' s regulation on photosynthesis. The effects of SA and water stress on gas exchange, pigment contents, chlorophyll fluorescence, enzymes (guaiacol peroxidase (POD; EC 1.11.1.7), superoxide dismutase (SOD; EC 1...
November 25, 2016: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018605/identification-and-characterization-of-tomato-gibberellin-2-oxidases-ga2oxs-and-effects-of-fruit-specific-slga2ox1-overexpression-on-fruit-and-seed-growth-and-development
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Shen Chen, Xiaojing Wang, Liying Zhang, Shanshan Lin, Decai Liu, Quanzhi Wang, Shanya Cai, Rania El-Tanbouly, Lijun Gan, Han Wu, Yi Li
Gibberellins (GAs) play a crucial role in growth and development of the tomato fruit. Previously published studies focusing on the effect of GAs on tomato fruits used chemical treatments, constitutive overexpression or silencing of GA biosynthetic and catabolic genes globally throughout the plant. Fruit-specific overexpression of GA catabolic enzyme genes GA2-oxidases (GA2oxs), however, may provide an alternative method to study the role of endogenous GAs on the fruit development. In this study, we have identified 11 SlGA2ox proteins in tomato that are classified into three subgroups...
2016: Horticulture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011719/coordinated-regulation-of-photosynthetic-and-respiratory-components-is-necessary-to-maintain-chloroplast-energy-balance-in-varied-growth-conditions
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Keshav Dahal, Greg D Martyn, Nicole A Alber, Greg C Vanlerberghe
Mitochondria have a non-energy-conserving alternative oxidase (AOX) proposed to support photosynthesis, perhaps by promoting energy balance under varying growth conditions. To investigate this, wild-type (WT) Nicotiana tabacum were compared with AOX knockdown and overexpression lines. In addition, the amount of AOX protein in WT plants was compared with that of chloroplast light-harvesting complex II (LHCB2), whose amount is known to respond to chloroplast energy status. With increased growth irradiance, WT leaves maintained higher rates of respiration in the light (R L), but no differences in R L or photosynthesis were seen between the WT and transgenic lines, suggesting that, under non-stress conditions, AOX was not critical for leaf metabolism, regardless of growth irradiance...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988384/the-opposing-roles-of-no-and-oxidative-stress-in-cardiovascular-disease
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Rebecca H Ritchie, Grant R Drummond, Christopher G Sobey, T Michael De Silva, Barbara K Kemp-Harper
Nitric oxide (NO) plays a pivotal role in the maintenance of cardiovascular homeostasis. A reduction in the bioavailability of endogenous NO, manifest as a decrease in the production and/or impaired signaling, is associated with many cardiovascular diseases including hypertension, atherosclerosis, stroke and heart failure. There is substantial evidence that reactive oxygen species (ROS), generated predominantly from NADPH oxidases (Nox), are responsible for the reduced NO bioavailability in vascular and cardiac pathologies...
December 15, 2016: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987212/the-occurrence-and-control-of-nitric-oxide-generation-by-the-plant-mitochondrial-electron-transport-chain
#14
Nicole A Alber, Hampavi Sivanesan, Greg C Vanlerberghe
The plant mitochondrial electron transport chain (ETC) is bifurcated such that electrons from ubiquinol are passed to oxygen via the usual cytochrome path or through alternative oxidase (AOX). We previously showed that knockdown of AOX in transgenic tobacco increased leaf concentrations of nitric oxide (NO), implying that an activity capable of generating NO had been effected. Here we identify the potential source of this NO. Treatment of leaves with antimycin A (AA, Qi -site inhibitor of Complex III) increased NO amount more than treatment with myxothiazol (Myxo, Qo -site inhibitor) despite both being equally effective at inhibiting respiration...
December 16, 2016: Plant, Cell & Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986792/alternative-oxidase-transcription-factors-aod2-and-aod5-of-neurospora-crassa-control-the-expression-of-genes-involved-in-energy-production-and-metabolism
#15
Zhigang Qi, Kristina M Smith, Erin L Bredeweg, Natasa Bosnjak, Michael Freitag, Frank E Nargang
In Neurospora crassa, blocking the function of the standard mitochondrial electron transport chain results in the induction of an alternative oxidase (AOX). AOX transfers electrons directly from ubiquinol to molecular oxygen. AOX serves as a model of retrograde regulation since it is encoded by a nuclear gene that is regulated in response to signals from mitochondria. The N. crassa transcription factors AOD2 and AOD5 are necessary for the expression of the alternative oxidase gene. To gain insight into the mechanism by which these factors function, and to determine if they have roles in the expression of additional genes in N...
December 16, 2016: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935957/intracellular-zn-ii-intoxication-leads-to-dysregulation-of-the-perr-regulon-resulting-in-heme-toxicity-in-bacillus-subtilis
#16
Pete Chandrangsu, John D Helmann
Transition metal ions (Zn(II), Cu(II)/(I), Fe(III)/(II), Mn(II)) are essential for life and participate in a wide range of biological functions. Cellular Zn(II) levels must be high enough to ensure that it can perform its essential roles. Yet, since Zn(II) binds to ligands with high avidity, excess Zn(II) can lead to protein mismetallation. The major targets of mismetallation, and the underlying causes of Zn(II) intoxication, are not well understood. Here, we use a forward genetic selection to identify targets of Zn(II) toxicity...
December 2016: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930305/artemisia-annua-mutant-impaired-in-artemisinin-synthesis-demonstrates-importance-of-nonenzymatic-conversion-in-terpenoid-metabolism
#17
Tomasz Czechowski, Tony R Larson, Theresa M Catania, David Harvey, Geoffrey D Brown, Ian A Graham
Artemisinin, a sesquiterpene lactone produced by Artemisia annua glandular secretory trichomes, is the active ingredient in the most effective treatment for malaria currently available. We identified a mutation that disrupts the amorpha-4,11-diene C-12 oxidase (CYP71AV1) enzyme, responsible for a series of oxidation reactions in the artemisinin biosynthetic pathway. Detailed metabolic studies of cyp71av1-1 revealed that the consequence of blocking the artemisinin biosynthetic pathway is the redirection of sesquiterpene metabolism to a sesquiterpene epoxide, which we designate arteannuin X...
December 27, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913097/effect-of-24-epibrassinolide-on-brassica-napus-alternative-respiratory-pathway-guard-cells-movements-and-phospholipid-signaling-under-salt-stress
#18
Michael Derevyanchuk, Sergii Kretynin, Oksana Iakovenko, Raisa Litvinovskaya, Vladimir Zhabinskii, Jan Martinec, Yaroslav Blume, Vladimir Khripach, Volodymyr Kravets
Using Brassica napus roots we observed statistically significant increase in alternative respiratory pathway in response to exogenous 24-epibrassinolide (EBL) under optimal conditions and salinity. Also we observed activation of phospholipid signaling under the same conditions in response to EBL by measuring levels of lipid second messengers - diacylglycerol (DAG) and phosphatidic acid (PA). We found that brassinosteroids cause closure of stomata in isolated leaf disks while inhibitors of alternative oxidase cancelled these effects...
January 2017: Steroids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902413/methanosarcina-acetivorans-utilizes-a-single-nadph-dependent-thioredoxin-system-and-contains-additional-thioredoxin-homologs-with-distinct-functions
#19
Addison C McCarver, Faith H Lessner, Jose M Soroeta, Daniel J Lessner
The thioredoxin system plays a central role in the intracellular redox maintenance in the majority of cells. The canonical system is comprised of an NADPH-dependent thioredoxin reductase (TrxR) that reduces the disulfide reductase thioredoxin (Trx). Although Trx is encoded in almost all sequenced genomes of methanogens, its incorporation into their unique physiology is not well understood. Methanosarcina acetivorans contains a single TrxR (MaTrxR) and seven Trx (MaTrx1-7) homologs. We previously showed that MaTrxR and at least MaTrx7 comprise a functional NADPH-dependent thioredoxin system...
November 29, 2016: Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897258/lack-of-fibronectin-extra-domain-a-alternative-splicing-exacerbates-endothelial-dysfunction-in-diabetes
#20
Gianluca Gortan Cappellari, Rocco Barazzoni, Luigi Cattin, Andrés F Muro, Michela Zanetti
Glucose-induced changes of artery anatomy and function account for diabetic vascular complications, which heavily impact disease morbidity and mortality. Since fibronectin containing extra domain A (EDA + FN) is increased in diabetic vessels and participates to vascular remodeling, we wanted to elucidate whether and how EDA + FN is implicated in diabetes-induced endothelial dysfunction using isometric-tension recording in a murine model of diabetes. In thoracic aortas of EDA(-/-), EDA(+/+) (constitutively lacking and expressing EDA + FN respectively), and of wild-type mice (EDA(wt/wt)), streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetes impaired endothelial vasodilation to acetylcholine, irrespective of genotype...
November 29, 2016: Scientific Reports
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