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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196686/starch-enhanced-degradation-of-hmw-pahs-by-fusarium-sp-in-an-aged-polluted-soil-from-a-coal-mining-area
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Ou-Ya Zhao, Xue-Na Zhang, Sheng-Dong Feng, Li-Xiu Zhang, Wei Shi, Zhi-Xin Yang, Miao-Miao Chena, Xue-Dan Fanga
The present study used strain ZH-H2 (Fusarium sp.) isolated by our group as the PAH-degrading strain and 5-6-rings PAHs as degradation objects. The soil incubation experiment was carried out to investigate the starch-enhanced degradation effects of HMW PAHs by Fusarium sp. in an Aged Polluted Soil from a Coal Mining Area. The results showed that the removal rates of BaP, InP and BghiP increased with increasing inoculation rate of ZH-H2 in the unsterile aged polluted soil of coal mining area, with the exception of BbF degradation which increased in the H2 treatment and then decreased...
December 28, 2016: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194937/encapsulating-therapeutic-proteins-with-polyzwitterions-for-lower-macrophage-non-specific-uptake-and-longer-circulation-time
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Xiaopei Zhang, Wei Chen, Xinyuan Zhu, Yunfeng Lu
Numerous efforts have been made to promote the efficiency of protein delivery through tuning the protein surface properties such as grafting polymers on protein surface, but limited successes have been achieved and their great clinical expectation has not yet been realized. The main reason is that proteins are readily recognized as foreign materials under physiological conditions due to the genetic distance between species, leading to rapid decrease in activity and clearance by mononuclear phagocyte system (MPS)...
February 14, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193534/implementation-of-new-tools-in-molecular-epidemiology-studies-of-echinococcus-granulosus-sensu-lato-in-south-america
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Héctor G Avila, Guilherme B Santos, Marcela A Cucher, Natalia Macchiaroli, Matías G Pérez, Germán Baldi, Oscar Jensen, Verónica Pérez, Raúl López, Perla Negro, Exequiel Scialfa, Arnaldo Zaha, Henrique B Ferreira, Mara Rosenzvit, Laura Kamenetzky
The aim of this work was to determine Echinococcus granulosus sensu lato species and genotypes in intermediate and definitive hosts and in human isolates from endemic regions of Argentina and Brazil including those where no molecular data is available by a combination of classical and alternative molecular tools. A total of 227 samples were isolated from humans, natural intermediate and definitive hosts. Amplification of cytochrome c oxidase subunit I gene fragment was performed and a combination of AluI digestion assay, High Resolution Melting analysis (HRM) assay and DNA sequencing was implemented for Echinococcus species/genotype determination...
February 11, 2017: Parasitology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181110/electron-transport-chain-in-a-thermotolerant-yeast
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Jorge A Mejía-Barajas, José A Martínez-Mora, Rafael Salgado-Garciglia, Ruth Noriega-Cisneros, Omar Ortiz-Avila, Christian Cortés-Rojo, Alfredo Saavedra-Molina
Yeasts capable of growing and surviving at high temperatures are regarded as thermotolerant. For appropriate functioning of cellular processes and cell survival, the maintenance of an optimal redox state is critical of reducing and oxidizing species. We studied mitochondrial functions of the thermotolerant Kluyveromyces marxianus SLP1 and the mesophilic OFF1 yeasts, through the evaluation of its mitochondrial membrane potential (ΔΨm), ATPase activity, electron transport chain (ETC) activities, alternative oxidase activity, lipid peroxidation...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Bioenergetics and Biomembranes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177769/a-deletion-variant-partially-complements-a-porin-less-strain-of-i-neurospora-crassa-i
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Fraser G Ferens, Victor Spicer, Oleg V Krokhin, Anna Motnenko, William A T Summers, Deborah A Court
Mitochondrial porin, the voltage-dependent anion channel, plays an important role in metabolism and other cellular functions within eukaryotic cells. To further the understanding of porin structure and function, <i>Neurospora crassa</i> wild-type porin was replaced with a deletion variant lacking residues 238-242 (238porin). 238porin was assembled in the mitochondrial outer membrane, but the steady state levels were only about 3% of those of the wild-type protein. The strain harbouring 238porin displayed cytochrome deficiencies and expressed alternative oxidase...
November 2, 2016: Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Biochimie et Biologie Cellulaire
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167700/the-transcription-factor-myb29-is-a-regulator-of-alternative-oxidase-1
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Xinhua Zhang, Aneta Ivanova, Klaas Vandepoele, Jordan D Radomiljac, Jan Van de Velde, Oliver Berkowitz, Patrick Willems, Yue Xu, Sophia Ng, Olivier Van Aken, Owen Duncan, Botao Zhang, Véronique Storme, Kai Xun Chan, Dries Vaneechoutte, Barry J Pogson, Frank Van Breusegem, James Whelan, Inge De Clercq
Plants sense and integrate a variety of signals from the environment through various interacting signal transduction pathways that involve hormones and signaling molecules. Using the ALTERNATIVE OXIDASE 1a (AOX1a) gene expression as a model system of retrograde or stress signaling between mitochondria and the nucleus, the MYB DOMAIN PROTEIN 29 (MYB29) was identified as a negative regulator (rao7 mutant) in a genetic screen of Arabidopsis thaliana. rao7/myb29 mutants have increased levels of AOX1a at a transcript and protein level after induction with antimycin A...
February 6, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167366/a-stretchable-and-screen-printed-electrochemical-sensor-for-glucose-determination-in-human-perspiration
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A Abellán-Llobregat, I Jeerapan, A Bandodkar, L Vidal, A Canals, J Wang, E Morallón
Here we present two types of all-printable, highly stretchable, and inexpensive devices based on platinum (Pt)-decorated graphite for glucose determination in physiological fluids. Said devices are: a non-enzymatic sensor and an enzymatic biosensor, the latter showing promising results. Glucose has been quantified by measuring hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) reduction by chronoamperometry at -0.35V (vs pseudo-Ag/AgCl) using glucose oxidase immobilized on Pt-decorated graphite. The sensor performs well for the quantification of glucose in phosphate buffer solution (0...
January 26, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150747/methanol-independent-protein-expression-by-aox1-promoter-with-trans-acting-elements-engineering-and-glucose-glycerol-shift-induction-in-pichia-pastoris
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Jinjia Wang, Xiaolong Wang, Lei Shi, Fei Qi, Ping Zhang, Yuanxing Zhang, Xiangshan Zhou, Zhiwei Song, Menghao Cai
The alcohol oxidase 1 promoter (PAOX1) of Pichia pastoris is commonly used for high level expression of recombinant proteins. While the safety risk of methanol and tough process control for methanol induction usually cause problems especially in large-scale fermentation. By testing the functions of trans-acting elements of PAOX1 and combinatorially engineering of them, we successfully constructed a methanol-free PAOX1 start-up strain, in which, three transcription repressors were identified and deleted and, one transcription activator were overexpressed...
February 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140693/pharmacokinetic-drug-evaluation-of-tedizolid-for-the-treatment-of-skin-infections
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Darrell McBride, Tamara Krekel, Kevin Hsueh, Michael J Durkin
Tedizolid is indicated for the treatment of acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI). Although tedizolid shares many similar properties with linezolid, another oxazolidinone used to treat ABSSSI, the two antibiotics have several key differences. Areas covered: This review provides a detailed summary of the overall pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, clinical efficacy, and safety of tedizolid for the treatment of ABSSSI. Expert opinion: Compared to other antibiotics used for ABSSSI, tedizolid has several advantages...
March 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Metabolism & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117762/composite-hydrogels-with-engineered-microdomains-for-optical-glucose-sensing-at-low-oxygen-conditions
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Lindsey R Bornhoeft, Aniket Biswas, Michael J McShane
There is a growing need for advanced tools that enable frequent monitoring of biomarkers for precision medicine. In this work, we present a composite hydrogel-based system providing real-time optical bioanalyte monitoring. The responsive material, alginate-in-alginate (AnA), is comprised of an alginate hydrogel with embedded bioactive, nanofilm-coated phosphorescent microdomains; palladium tetracarboxyphenylporphyrin serves as an optical indicator, glucose oxidase as a model enzyme, and layer-by-layer deposited polyelectrolyte multilayers (PEMs) as the diffusion barrier...
January 22, 2017: Biosensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112515/conjugates-of-2-4-dihydroxybenzoate-and-salicylhydroxamate-and-lipocations-display-potent-anti-parasite-effects-by-efficiently-targeting-the-trypanosoma-brucei-and-trypanosoma-congolense-mitochondrion
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Francisco José Fueyo González, Godwin U Ebiloma, Carolina Izquierdo García, Victor Bruggeman, José María Sánchez Villamañán, Anne Donachie, Emmanuel Oluwadare Balogun, Daniel Ken Inaoka, Tomoo Shiba, Shigeharu Harada, Kiyoshi Kita, Harry P de Koning, Christophe Dardonville
We investigated a chemical strategy to boost the trypanocidal activity of 2,4-dihydroxybenzoic acid (2,4-DHBA)- and salicylhydroxamic acid (SHAM)-based trypanocides with triphenylphosphonium and quinolinium lipophilic cations (LC). Three series of LC conjugates were synthesized that were active in the submicromolar (5a-d and 10d-f) to low nanomolar (6a-f) range against wild-type and multi-drug resistant strains of African trypanosomes (Trypanosoma brucei brucei and T. congolense). This represented an improvement in trypanocidal potency of at least 200-fold, and up to >10,000-fold, compared with the non-LC coupled parent compounds 2,4-DHBA and SHAM...
January 23, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106884/excess-reactive-oxygen-species-production-mediates-monoclonal-antibody-induced-human-embryonic-stem-cell-death-via-oncosis
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Ji Yun Zheng, Heng Liang Tan, Paul Thomas Matsudaira, Andre Choo
Antibody-mediated cell killing has significantly facilitated the elimination of undesired cells in therapeutic applications. Besides the well-known Fc-dependent mechanisms, pathways of antibody-induced apoptosis were also extensively studied. However, with fewer studies reporting the ability of antibodies to evoke an alternative form of programmed cell death, oncosis, the molecular mechanism of antibody-mediated oncosis remains underinvestigated. In this study, a monoclonal antibody (mAb), TAG-A1 (A1), was generated to selectively kill residual undifferentiated human embryonic stem cells (hESC) so as to prevent teratoma formation upon transplantation of hESC-derived products...
January 20, 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106122/comparative-genomics-and-transcriptome-analysis-of-aspergillus-niger-and-metabolic-engineering-for-citrate-production
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Xian Yin, Hyun-Dong Shin, Jianghua Li, Guocheng Du, Long Liu, Jian Chen
Despite a long and successful history of citrate production in Aspergillus niger, the molecular mechanism of citrate accumulation is only partially understood. In this study, we used comparative genomics and transcriptome analysis of citrate-producing strains-namely, A. niger H915-1 (citrate titer: 157 g L(-1)), A1 (117 g L(-1)), and L2 (76 g L(-1))-to gain a genome-wide view of the mechanism of citrate accumulation. Compared with A. niger A1 and L2, A. niger H915-1 contained 92 mutated genes, including a succinate-semialdehyde dehydrogenase in the γ-aminobutyric acid shunt pathway and an aconitase family protein involved in citrate synthesis...
January 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102848/statins-in-anthracycline-induced-cardiotoxicity-rac-and-rho-and-the-heartbreakers
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REVIEW
Christian Henninger, Gerhard Fritz
Cancer patients receiving anthracycline-based chemotherapy are at risk to develop life-threatening chronic cardiotoxicity with the pathophysiological mechanism of action not fully understood. Besides the most common hypothesis that anthracycline-induced congestive heart failure (CHF) is mainly caused by generation of reactive oxygen species, recent data point to a critical role of topoisomerase II beta (TOP2B), which is a primary target of anthracycline poisoning, in the pathophysiology of CHF. As the use of the only clinically approved cardioprotectant dexrazoxane has been limited by the FDA in 2011, there is an urgent need for alternative cardioprotective measures...
January 19, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095073/preclinical-and-potential-applications-of-common-western-herbal-supplements-as-complementary-treatment-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Luke A Morgan, Oliver Grundmann
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurological disorder with a complex pathological etiology, which is not fully understood. Progression of PD may be the result of a buildup of iron in the substantia nigra, microglia-mediated neuroinflammation, dysfunctional mitochondria, or abnormal protein handling. Dopamine is the main neurotransmitter affected, but as the disease progresses, a decrease in all the brain's biogenic amines occurs. Current medication used in the treatment of PD aims to prevent the breakdown of dopamine or increase dopaminergic neurotransmission in the central nervous system...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Dietary Supplements
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, 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 (AOXs) 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...
February 1, 2017: 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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REVIEW
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
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