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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095715/an-overview-of-aldehyde-oxidase-an-enzyme-of-emerging-importance-in-novel-drug-discovery
#1
Mohammad-Reza Rashidi, Somaieh Soltani
Given the rising trend in medicinal chemistry strategy to reduce cytochrome P450-dependent metabolism, aldehyde oxidase (AOX) has recently gained increased attention in drug discovery programs and the number of drug candidates that are metabolized by AOX is steadily growing. Areas covered: Despite the emerging importance of AOX in drug discovery, there are certain major recognized problems associated with AOX-mediated metabolism of drugs. Intra- and inter-species variations in AOX activity, the lack of reliable and predictive animal models using the common experimental animals, and failure in the predictions of in vivo metabolic activity of AOX using traditional in vitro methods are among these issues that are covered in this article...
January 17, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088750/continuous-minimally-invasive-alcohol-monitoring-using-microneedle-sensor-arrays
#2
A M Vinu Mohan, Joshua Ray Windmiller, Rupesh K Mishra, Joseph Wang
The present work describes an attractive skin-worn microneedle sensing device for the minimally invasive electrochemical monitoring of subcutaneous alcohol. The device consists of an assembly of pyramidal microneedle structures integrated with Pt and Ag wires, each with a microcavity opening. The microneedle aperture was modified by electropolymerizing o-phenylene diamine onto the Pt wire microtransducer, followed by the immobilization of alcohol oxidase (AOx) in an intermediate chitosan layer, along with an outer Nafion layer...
January 10, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088729/new-insights-into-aox2-transcriptional-regulation-in-chlamydomonas-reinhardtii
#3
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
#4
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/28077780/exposure-to-crvi-during-early-pregnancy-increases-oxidative-stress-and-disrupts-the-expression-of-antioxidant-proteins-in-placental-compartments
#5
Sakhila K Banu, Jone A Stanley, Kirthiram K Sivakumar, Robert J Taylor, Joe A Arosh, Robert C Burghardt
Epidemiologic studies document relationships between chromium VI (CrVI) exposure and increased risk of spontaneous abortion, stillbirth, preterm birth, and neonatal death in pregnant women. Environmental contamination with CrVI is a growing problem both in the United States and developing countries. CrVI is widely used in numerous industries. This study was designed to understand the mechanism of CrVI toxicity on placental oxidative stress and antioxidant (AOX) machinery. Pregnant mother rats were treated with or without CrVI (50 ppm K2Cr2O7) through drinking water from gestational day (GD) 9...
November 15, 2016: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067626/broad-aox-expression-in-a-genetically-tractable-mouse-model-does-not-disturb-normal-physiology
#6
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/28063701/physicochemical-characterization-of-atlantic-canadian-seafood-processing-plant-effluent
#7
Bryan Lee Jamieson, Graham A Gagnon, Alex Augusto Gonçalves
The purpose of this study was to conduct a preliminary assessment of the potential impacts of Atlantic Canadian seafood processing effluents on the aquatic environment through physical-chemical characterization. Shellfish and finfish effluent samples were collected and characterized by biochemical oxygen demand (BOD5), chemical oxygen demand (COD), turbidity, total suspended solids (TSS), ammonia nitrogen (NH3-N), adsorbable organic halides (AOX), soluble BOD5 and soluble COD. Effluent concentration ranges were BOD5 (179 to 276mgL(-1)), COD (458 to 1717mgL(-1)), turbidity (28...
January 4, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060946/high-osmolarity-environments-activate-the-mitochondrial-alternative-oxidase-in-debaryomyces-hansenii
#8
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/28039507/production-and-characteristics-of-the-recombinant-extracellular-bifunctional-endoglucanase-of-the-polyextremophilic-bacterium-bacillus-halodurans-and-its-applicability-in-saccharifying-agro-residues
#9
Ranjitha R Prabhu, Deepak Parashar, T Satyanarayana
The recombinant alkalistable and moderately thermostable bifunctional endoglucanase gene (BhCell-Xyl) of polyextremophilic bacterium Bacillus halodurans TSLV1 has been expressed in Pichia pastoris under constitutive GAP as well as inducible AOX promoters. A higher titre of recombinant BhCell-Xyl was attained after induction (4.8 U mL(-1)) as compared to that of the constitutive production (2.1 U mL(-1)). The recombinant P. pastoris strains integrated two copies of BhCell-Xyl under AOX and GAP promoters...
December 30, 2016: Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering
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/28011719/coordinated-regulation-of-photosynthetic-and-respiratory-components-is-necessary-to-maintain-chloroplast-energy-balance-in-varied-growth-conditions
#11
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/27987212/the-occurrence-and-control-of-nitric-oxide-generation-by-the-plant-mitochondrial-electron-transport-chain
#12
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
#13
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/27889183/increase-of-cytotoxicity-during-wastewater-chlorination-impact-factors-and-surrogates
#14
Ye Du, Qian-Yuan Wu, Yun Lu, Hong-Ying Hu, Yang Yang, Rui Liu, Feng Liu
Toxic and harmful disinfection byproducts (DBPs) were formed during wastewater chlorination. It was recently suggested that cytotoxicity to mammalian cells reflects risks posed by chlorinated wastewater. Here, ATP assays were performed to evaluate the cytotoxicity to mammalian cells. Chlorination significantly increased cytotoxicity of treated wastewater. Factors affecting cytotoxicity formation during wastewater chlorination were investigated. Quenching with sodium thiosulfate and ascorbic acid decreased the formed cytotoxicity, while ammonium kept the cytotoxicity stable...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852950/photoperiod-affects-the-phenotype-of-mitochondrial-complex-i-mutants
#15
Pierre Pétriacq, Linda de Bont, Lucie Genestout, Jingfang Hao, Constance Laureau, Igor Florez-Sarasa, Touhami Rzigui, Guillaume Queval, Françoise Gilard, Caroline Mauve, Florence Guérard, Marlène Lamothe-Sibold, Jessica Marion, Chantal Fresneau, Spencer Brown, Antoine Danon, Anja Krieger-Liszkay, Richard Berthomé, Miquel Ribas-Carbo, Guillaume Tcherkez, Gabriel Cornic, Bernard Pineau, Bertrand Gakière, Rosine De Paepe
Plant mutants for genes encoding subunits of mitochondrial complex I (CI; NADH:ubiquinone oxidoreductase), the first enzyme of the respiratory chain, display various phenotypes depending on growth conditions. Here, we examined the impact of photoperiod, a major environmental factor controlling plant development, on two Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana) CI mutants: a new insertion mutant interrupted in both ndufs8.1 and ndufs8.2 genes encoding the NDUFS8 subunit and the previously characterized ndufs4 CI mutant...
January 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836555/municipal-landfill-leachate-characteristics-and-feasibility-of-retrofitting-existing-treatment-systems-with-deammonification-a-full-scale-survey
#16
Ehsan Mohammad-Pajooh, Dirk Weichgrebe, Graham Cuff
Leachate characteristics, applied technologies and energy demand for leachate treatment were investigated through survey in different states of Germany. Based on statistical analysis of leachate quality data from 2010 to 2015, almost half of the contaminants in raw leachate satisfy direct discharge limits. Decrease in leachate pollution index of current landfills is mainly related to reduction in concentrations of certain heavy metals (Pb, Zn, Cd, Hg) and organics (biological oxygen demand (BOD5), chemical oxygen demand (COD), and adsorbable organic halogen (AOX))...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830987/alternative-oxidase-and-plant-stress-tolerance
#17
Bedabrata Saha, Gennadii Borovskii, Sanjib Kumar Panda
Alternative oxidase (AOX) is one of the terminal oxidases of the plant mitochondrial electron transport chain. AOX acts as a means to relax the highly coupled and tensed electron transport process in mitochondria thus providing and maintaining the much needed metabolic homeostasis by directly reducing oxygen to water. In the process AOX also act as facilitator for signaling molecules conveying the metabolic status of mitochondria to the nucleus and thus able to influence nuclear gene expression. Since AOX indirectly, is able to control the synthesis of important signaling molecules like hydrogen peroxide, superoxide, nitric oxide, thus it is also helping in stress signaling...
December 2016: Plant Signaling & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816999/heterologous-expression-of-the-crassostrea-gigas-pacific-oyster-alternative-oxidase-in-the-yeast-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
#18
Aaron Robertson, Kyle Schaltz, Karina Neimanis, James F Staples, Allison E McDonald
Alternative oxidase (AOX) is a terminal oxidase within the inner mitochondrial membrane (IMM) present in many organisms where it functions in the electron transport system (ETS). AOX directly accepts electrons from ubiquinol and is therefore capable of bypassing ETS Complexes III and IV. The human genome does not contain a gene coding for AOX, so AOX expression has been suggested as a gene therapy for a range of human mitochondrial diseases caused by genetic mutations that render Complex III and/or IV dysfunctional...
October 2016: Journal of Bioenergetics and Biomembranes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815362/mitochondrial-function-and-maize-kernel-development-requires-dek2-a-pentatricopeptide-repeat-protein-involved-in-nad1-mrna-splicing
#19
Weiwei Qi, Yang Yang, Xuzhen Feng, Mingliang Zhang, Rentao Song
In flowering plants, many respiration-related proteins are encoded by the mitochondrial genome and the splicing of mitochondrion-encoded messenger RNA (mRNA) involves a complex collaboration with nuclear-encoded proteins. Pentatricopeptide repeat (PPR) proteins have been implicated in these RNA-protein interactions. Maize defective kernel 2 (dek2) is a classic mutant with small kernels and delayed development. Through positional cloning and allelic confirmation, we found Dek2 encodes a novel P-type PPR protein that targets mitochondria...
January 2017: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776780/the-plastid-terminal-oxidase-is-a-key-factor-balancing-the-redox-state-of-thylakoid-membrane
#20
D Wang, A Fu
Mitochondria possess oxygen-consuming respiratory electron transfer chains (RETCs), and the oxygen-evolving photosynthetic electron transfer chain (PETC) resides in chloroplasts. Evolutionarily mitochondria and chloroplasts are derived from ancient α-proteobacteria and cyanobacteria, respectively. However, cyanobacteria harbor both RETC and PETC on their thylakoid membranes. It is proposed that chloroplasts could possess a RETC on the thylakoid membrane, in addition to PETC. Identification of a plastid terminal oxidase (PTOX) in the chloroplast from the Arabidopsis variegation mutant immutans (im) demonstrated the presence of a RETC in chloroplasts, and the PTOX is the committed oxidase...
2016: Enzymes
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