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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813159/enhancing-enzyme-activity-and-immobilization-in-nanostructured-inorganic-enzyme-complexes
#1
Xuye Lang, Lingling Zhu, Yingning Gao, Ian Wheeldon
Understanding the chemical and physical interactions at the interface of protein surfaces and inorganic crystals has important implications in the advancement of immobilized enzyme catalysis. Recently, enzyme-inorganic hybrid complexes have been demonstrated as effective materials for enzyme-immobilization. The precipitation of phosphate nanocrystals in the presence of enzymes creates enzyme-Cu3(PO4)2-3H2O particles with high surface-to-volume ratios, enhanced activity, and increased stability. Here, we begin to develop a mechanistic understanding of enzyme loading in such complexes...
August 16, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810661/identification-of-lectin-counter-receptors-on-cell-membranes-by-proximity-labeling
#2
Gang Wu, Manjula Nagala, Paul R Crocker
Lectin-glycan interactions play important roles in many biological systems, but the nature of glycoprotein counter-receptors expressed on cell membranes is often poorly understood. To help overcome this problem, we developed a method based on proximity labeling technology. Using a peroxidase-coupled lectin, addition of H2O2 and tyramide-biotin substrates leads to generation of short-range biotin radicals that biotinylate proteins in the immediate vicinity of the bound lectin, which can subsequently be identified...
September 1, 2017: Glycobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809474/a-nano-in-nano-approach-for-enzyme-immobilization-based-on-block-copolymers
#3
Finizia Auriemma, Claudio De Rosa, Anna Malafronte, Rocco Di Girolamo, Chiara Santillo, Yuri Gerelli, Giovanna Fragneto, Robert David Barker, Vincenzo Pavone, Ornella Maglio, Angela Lombardi
We have set-up a facile approach for fabrication of supports with tailored nanoporosity for immobilization of enzymes. To this aim block copolymers self-assembly has been used to prepare nanostructured thin films with well-defined architecture containing pores of tailorable size delimited by walls with tailorable degree of hydrophilicity. In particular, we have employed a mixture of polystyrene-block-poly(L-lactide) (PS-PLLA) and polystyrene-block-poly(ethylene oxide) (PS-PEO) diblock copolymers to generate thin films with a lamellar morphology consisting of PS lamellar do-mains alternating with mixed PEO/PLLA blocks lamellar domains...
August 15, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805389/overcoming-reductant-interference-in-peroxidase-based-assays-for-hydrogen-peroxide-quantification
#4
Shu Jiang, Michael H Penner
A problem commonly encountered when using peroxidase-based methods for hydrogen peroxide quantification in biobased matrixes is interference due to the presence of endogenous reductants. Such assays are typically based on the generation of an oxidized reporter molecule in direct proportion to the amount of hydrogen peroxide reduced in the peroxidase-catalyzed reaction. Endogenous reductants confound such assays by reducing the oxidized reporter molecule, thus resulting in underestimates of hydrogen peroxide content...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804681/luminol-amplified-chemiluminescence-detects-mainly-superoxide-anion-produced-by-human-neutrophils
#5
Samia Bedouhène, Farida Moulti-Mati, Margarita Hurtado-Nedelec, Pham My-Chan Dang, Jamel El-Benna
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are produced by numerous biological systems and by several phagocytes such as neutrophils and macrophages. ROS include mostly superoxide anion, hydrogen peroxide, singlet oxygen and hydroxyl radical, which are involved in a variety of biological processes such as immunity, inflammation, apoptosis and cell signaling. Thus, there is a need for a sensitive and reliable method to measure ROS. The luminol-amplified chemiluminescence technique is widely used to measure ROS production by neutrophils; however, it is unclear which ROS species are detected by this technique...
2017: American Journal of Blood Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783891/hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-for-five-days-increases-blood-brain-barrier-permeability
#6
Selçuk Tatar, Nurcan Orhan, Canan Ugur Yilmaz, Nadir Arican, Bulent Ahishali, Mutlu Kucuk, Imdat Elmas, Mehmet Kaya, Akin Savas Toklu
This study aimed to explore the effects of hyperbaric oxygen (HBO₂) on blood-brain barrier (BBB) integrity in rats, when administered for one (at 2.5 ATA, 3 HBO₂ sessions a day) and five days (at 2.5 ATA, 3 HBO₂ sessions a day for the first two days, and twice a day for the last three days). Horseradish peroxidase (HRP) was used to evaluate the BBB permeability. Superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity, glutathione (GSH) and malondialdehyde (MDA) levels were measured in the cerebral cortex and hippocampus regions...
July 2017: Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine: Journal of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783874/edible-electrochemistry-food-materials-based-electrochemical-sensors
#7
Jayoung Kim, Itthipon Jeerapan, Bianca Ciui, Martin C Hartel, Aida Martin, Joseph Wang
This study demonstrates the first example of completely food-based edible electrochemical sensors. The new edible composite electrodes consist of food materials and supplements serving as the edible conductor, corn, and olive oils as edible binders, vegetables as biocatalysts, and food-based packing sleeves. These edible composite electrodes are systematically characterized for their attractive electrochemical properties, such as potential window, capacitance, redox activity using various electrochemical techniques...
August 7, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783260/plasma-proteome-association-and-catalytic-activity-of-stealth-polymer-grafted-iron-oxide-nanoparticles
#8
Miaoyi Wang, Ghizal Siddiqui, Ove J R Gustafsson, Aleksandr Käkinen, Ibrahim Javed, Nicolas H Voelcker, Darren J Creek, Pu Chun Ke, Thomas P Davis
Polyethylene glycol (PEG) is widely used as an antifouling and stealth polymer in surface engineering and nanomedicine. However, recent research has revealed adverse effects of bioaccumulation and immunogenicity following the administration of PEG, prompting this proteomic examination of the plasma protein coronae association with superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (IONPs) grafted with brushed PEG (bPEG) and an alternative, brushed phosphorylcholine (bPC). Using label-free quantitation by liquid chromatography tandem-mass spectrometry, this study determines protein abundances for the in vitro hard coronae of bare, bPC-, and bPEG-grafted IONPs in human plasma...
August 7, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776945/using-in-situ-hybridisation-to-expand-the-daily-egg-production-method-depm-to-new-fish-species
#9
Andrew P A Oxley, Sarah R Catalano, Melissa L Wos-Oxley, Emma L Westlake, Gretchen L Grammer, Mike A Steer
The capacity to reliably identify fish eggs is critical in the application of the daily egg production method (DEPM) to estimate biomass of commercially important species. This application has largely been confined to species that have easily identifiable eggs. Various molecular strategies have been used to extend the DEPM to a broader range of species, with recent approaches like in situ hybridisation (ISH) that preserves the integrity of whole eggs, embryos, or larvae recommended as a suitable alternative over destructive procedures like PCR...
August 4, 2017: Molecular Ecology Resources
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776697/an-automated-data-driven-dsp-development-approach-for-glycoproteins-from-yeast
#10
Vignesh Rajamanickam, Maximillian Krippl, Christoph Herwig, Oliver Spadiut
Downstream process development for recombinant glycoproteins from yeast is cumbersome due to hyperglycosylation of target proteins. In a previous study, we purified three recombinant glycoproteins from Pichia pastoris using a simple two-step flowthrough mode approach using monolithic columns. In this study, we investigated a novel automated data science approach for identifying purification conditions for such glycoproteins using monolithic columns. We performed three sets of design of experiments (DoEs) in analytical scale to determine the separation efficiency of monolithic columns for three different recombinant horseradish peroxidase (HRP) isoenzymes...
August 4, 2017: Electrophoresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764045/pulsed-light-inactivation-of-horseradish-peroxidase-and-associated-structural-changes
#11
José Antonio Pellicer, Vicente M Gómez-López
Pulsed light (PL) is a non-thermal preservation method in which foods are subjected to one or several intense pulses of wide-spectrum light. Peroxidase (POD) is an enzyme that needs to be inactivated or inhibited because of its deleterious effects on the quality of fruits and vegetables. The feasibility of using PL to inactivate POD was tested and results explained based on measurements of UV-vis spectrum, far-UV circular dichroism and tryptophan fluorescence, and the phase-diagram method. PL reduced the activity of POD by more than 95% after applying 128Jcm(-2)...
December 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761434/brain-injury-in-combination-with-tacrolimus-promotes-the-regeneration-of-injured-peripheral-nerves
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Xin-Ze He, Jian-Jun Ma, Hao-Qi Wang, Tie-Min Hu, Bo Sun, Yun-Feng Gao, Shi-Bo Liu, Wei Wang, Pei Wang
Both brain injury and tacrolimus have been reported to promote the regeneration of injured peripheral nerves. In this study, before transection of rat sciatic nerve, moderate brain contusion was (or was not) induced. After sciatic nerve injury, tacrolimus, an immunosuppressant, was (or was not) intraperitoneally administered. At 4, 8 and 12 weeks after surgery, Masson's trichrome, hematoxylin-eosin, and toluidine blue staining results revealed that brain injury or tacrolimus alone or their combination alleviated gastrocnemius muscle atrophy and sciatic nerve fiber impairment on the experimental side, simultaneously improved sciatic nerve function, and increased gastrocnemius muscle wet weight on the experimental side...
June 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760712/glucose-impairs-aspirin-inhibition-in-platelets-through-a-nad-p-h-oxidase-signaling-pathway
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Gennadi Kobzar, Vilja Mardla, Nigulas Samel
Hyperglycemia has been suggested to play a role in the increased platelet resistance to antiplatelet therapy in patients with diabetes mellitus. Exposure to high glucose impairs platelet inhibition by aspirin. It has been found that antioxidant agents reduce the effect of glucose, confirming the involvement of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in the effect of glucose. The aim of the study was to examine the mechanism of ROS increase by high glucose in aspirin-treated platelets. Platelet aggregation was measured by the optical method, and the production of ROS was detected using luminol-dependent horseradish peroxidase-enhanced chemiluminescence...
July 29, 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756324/a-colorimetric-and-electrochemical-immunosensor-for-point-of-care-detection-of-enterovirus-71
#14
Yuan-Hui Hou, Jia-Jia Wang, Yong-Zhong Jiang, Cheng Lv, Li Xia, Shao-Li Hong, Miao Lin, Yi Lin, Zhi-Ling Zhang, Dai-Wen Pang
Point-of-care detection of human enterovirus 71 (EV71), the major pathogen that causes hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) among children, is urgently needed for early diagnosis and control of related epidemics. A colorimetric and electrochemical immunosensor for point-of-care detection of EV71 has been developed based on dual-labeled magnetic nanobeads amplification. The dual-labeled magnetic nanobeads (DL-MBs) are fabricated by simultaneous immobilization of EV71 monoclonal antibody (mAb) and horseradish peroxidase (HRP) on magnetic nanobeads...
July 14, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755608/fully-disposable-microfluidic-electrochemical-device-for-detection-of-estrogen-receptor-alpha-breast-cancer-biomarker
#15
Carolina V Uliana, Camila R Peverari, André S Afonso, Marcia R Cominetti, Ronaldo C Faria
A novel fully disposable microfluidic electrochemical array device (µFED) was developed and successfully applied for detection of the biomarker estrogen receptor alpha (ERα). The µFED was constructed using low-cost materials and an inexpensive home cutter printer enabled the manufacture of dozens of µFEDs in less than 2h, at a cost of less than US$ 0.20 in material per device. The µFED incorporates counter and reference electrodes and eight carbon-based working electrodes, which were modified with DNA sequences known as estrogen response elements (DNA-ERE), where ERα binds specifically...
July 20, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743101/in-silico-locating-the-immune-reactive-segments-of-lepidium-draba-peroxidase-and-designing-a-less-immune-reactive-enzyme-derivative
#16
Yaser Fattahian, Ali Riahi-Madvar, Reza Mirzaee, Gholamreza Asadikaram, Mohammad Reza Rahbar
Peroxidases have broad applications in industry, environmental as well as pharmaceutical and diagnosis. Recently applicability of peroxidases in cancer therapy was mentioned. In the present study, a horseradish peroxidase homologue from Lepidium draba was subjected to in silico analyzes aiming at identifying and locating immune-reactive regions. A derivative sequence with decreased immunogenicity and increased stability also suggested. The tertiary structure of the enzyme was predicted. The functional and structural importance of residues was annotated as well as the conservatory status of each residue...
July 17, 2017: Computational Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741467/status-quo-in-antibody-drug-conjugates-can-glyco-enzymes-solve-the-current-challenges
#17
Florentina Kubizek, Britta Eggenreich, Oliver Spadiut
Over the last years, a novel class of anti-cancer drugs named antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) has been developed. Due to their limited off-target toxicity but highly potent cytotoxicity at tumor sites, ADCs have proven to be a good alternative to ordinary cancer treatment, such as chemotherapy or combination therapy. Numerous enhancements in antibody-drug engineering led to highly potent tumor targeting drugs with a wide therapeutic window. Two ADCs (Brentuximab vedotin and Trastuzumab emtansine) are already on the market and many others in clinical trials...
July 24, 2017: Protein and Peptide Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734606/thiol-yne-click-synthesis-of-boronic-acid-functionalized-silica-nanoparticle-graphene-oxide-composites-for-highly-selective-enrichment-of-glycoproteins
#18
Jingai Yang, Xiwen He, Langxing Chen, Yukui Zhang
In this work, a facile novel strategy is developed for the preparation of 4-mercapto-phenylboronic acid functionalized silica nanoparticle-graphene oxide composite (GO@MPBA) via thiol-yne click reaction. The morphology, structure and composition of the resulting GO@MPBA was characterized by transmission electron microscopy, X-ray powder diffraction, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, Fourier transform Raman spectroscopy, Thermogravimetric analysis and X-ray photoelectron spectrometry. GO@MPBA exhibited the high binding capacity towards glycoproteins such as ovalbumin (1288...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732895/wood-mimetic-skins-prepared-using-horseradish-peroxidase-catalysis-to-induce-surface-wrinkling-of-chitosan-film-upon-drying
#19
Hironori Izawa, Yuki Dote, Noriko Okuda, Masato Sumita, Shinsuke Ifuku, Minoru Morimoto, Hiroyuki Saimoto
We previously developed bio-based wrinkled surfaces induced by wood-mimetic skins upon drying in which microscopic wrinkles were fabricated on a chitosan (CS) film by immersing it in a phenolic acid solution, followed by horseradish peroxidase (HRP)-catalyzed surface reaction and drying. However, the detailed structure of the resulting wood-mimetic skins, including crosslinking mode and thickness, has not been clarified due to the difficulty of the analysis. Here, we prepare wrinkled films using ferulic acid (FE), vanillic acid (VA), and homovanillic acid (HO) and characterize their structures to clarify the unknown characteristics of wood-mimetic skin...
October 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731680/nitrilotriacetic-amine-functionalized-polymeric-core-shell-nanoparticles-as-enzyme-immobilization-supports
#20
Dominic Keller, Ana Beloqui, Mónica Martínez-Martínez, Manuel Ferrer, Guillaume Delaittre
Nitrilotriacetic amine (NTA)-functionalized nanoparticles obtained by aqueous polymerization-induced self-assembly (PISA) are introduced as immobilization supports for polyhistidine-functionalized (His-tagged) enzymes. A novel initiator for nitroxide-mediated polymerization based on the nitroxide SG1 and carrying a protected NTA moiety was first synthesized. Size-exclusion chromatography (SEC) and electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS) proved the ability of this initiator to produce well-defined end-functional vinyl polymers...
August 15, 2017: Biomacromolecules
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