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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793040/quinones-and-nitroaromatic-compounds-as-subversive-substrates-of-staphylococcus-aureus-flavohemoglobin
#1
Myriam Moussaoui, Lina Misevičienė, Žilvinas Anusevičius, Audronė Marozienė, Florence Lederer, Laura Baciou, Narimantas Čėnas
In microorganisms, flavohemoglobins (FHbs) containing FAD and heme (Fe3+ , metHb) convert NO. into nitrate at the expense of NADH and O2 . FHbs contribute to bacterial resistance to nitrosative stress. Therefore, inhibition of FHbs functions may decrease the pathogen virulence. We report here a kinetic study of the reduction of quinones and nitroaromatic compounds by S. aureus FHb. We show that this enzyme rapidly reduces quinones and nitroaromatic compounds in a mixed single- and two-electron pathway. The reactivity of nitroaromatics increased upon an increase in their single-electron reduction potential (E1 7 ), whereas the reactivity of quinones poorly depended on their E1 7 with a strong preference for a 2-hydroxy-1,4-naphthoquinone structure...
May 21, 2018: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792171/embryonic-transcriptome-and-proteome-analyses-on-hepatic-lipid-metabolism-in-chickens-divergently-selected-for-abdominal-fat-content
#2
Wei Na, Yuan-Yuan Wu, Peng-Fei Gong, Chun-Yan Wu, Bo-Han Cheng, Yu-Xiang Wang, Ning Wang, Zhi-Qiang Du, Hui Li
BACKGROUND: In avian species, liver is the main site of de novo lipogenesis, and hepatic lipid metabolism relates closely to adipose fat deposition. Using our fat and lean chicken lines of striking differences in abdominal fat content, post-hatch lipid metabolism in both liver and adipose tissues has been studied extensively. However, whether molecular discrepancy for hepatic lipid metabolism exists in chicken embryos remains obscure. RESULTS: We performed transcriptome and proteome profiling on chicken livers at five embryonic stages (E7, E12, E14, E17 and E21) between the fat and lean chicken lines...
May 23, 2018: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786696/crystal-structure-of-dihydrodipicolinate-reductase-padhdpr-from-paenisporosarcina-sp-tg-14-structural-basis-for-nadph-preference-as-a-cofactor
#3
Chang Woo Lee, Sun-Ha Park, Sung Gu Lee, Hyun Ho Park, Hak Jun Kim, HaJeung Park, Hyun Park, Jun Hyuck Lee
Dihydrodipicolinate reductase (DHDPR) is a key enzyme in the diaminopimelate- and lysine-synthesis pathways that reduces DHDP to tetrahydrodipicolinate. Although DHDPR uses both NADPH and NADH as a cofactor, the structural basis for cofactor specificity and preference remains unclear. Here, we report that Paenisporosarcina sp. TG-14 PaDHDPR has a strong preference for NADPH over NADH, as determined by isothermal titration calorimetry and enzymatic activity assays. We determined the crystal structures of PaDHDPR alone, with its competitive inhibitor (dipicolinate), and the ternary complex of the enzyme with dipicolinate and NADPH, with results showing that only the ternary complex had a fully closed conformation and suggesting that binding of both substrate and nucleotide cofactor is required for enzymatic activity...
May 21, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778044/electrodeposited-styrylquinolinium-dye-as-molecular-electrocatalyst-for-coupled-redox-reactions
#4
Yolina Hubenova, Rumyana Bakalska, Mario Mitov
Modification of carbonaceous materials with different conductive coatings is a successful approach to enhance their electrocatalytic activity and thus to increase the electrical outputs when used as electrodes in biofuel cells. In this study, a methodology for electrodeposition of styrylquinolinium dye on carbon felt was developed. The produced dye electrodeposits were characterized by means of AFM, ESI-MS/MS and NMR spectroscopy. The obtained data reveal that the dye forms overlaid layers consisting of monomer molecules most likely with an antiparallel orientation...
May 10, 2018: Bioelectrochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776925/unravelling-the-reduction-pathway-as-alternative-metabolic-route-to-hydroxycinnamate-decarboxylation-in-lactobacillus-plantarum
#5
Laura Santamaría, Inés Reverón, Félix López de Felipe, Blanca de Las Rivas, Rosario Muñoz
Lactobacillus plantarum is the lactic acid bacterial species most frequently found in plant-food fermentations where hydroxycinnamic acids are abundant. L. plantarum efficiently decarboxylates these compounds, and also reduces them, yielding substituted phenylpropionic acids. Although the reduction step is known to be induced by a hydroxycinnamic acid, the enzymatic machinery responsible for this reduction pathway has not been yet identified and characterized. A previous study on the transcriptomic response of L...
May 18, 2018: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775890/triterpenic-acids-enriched-fraction-from-cyclocarya-paliurus-attenuates-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-via-improving-oxidative-stress-and-mitochondrial-dysfunction
#6
Meng-Ge Zhao, Xue-Ping Sheng, Ya-Ping Huang, Yi-Ting Wang, Cui-Hua Jiang, Jian Zhang, Zhi-Qi Yin
The effects of triterpenic acids-enriched fraction from Cyclocarya paliurus (CPT) on nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) were investigated using in vivo and in vitro models. In high fat diet-induced Wister rats, CPT significantly increased superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity and glutathione/oxidized glutathione (GSH/GSSG) ratio, reduced malondialdehyde (MDA) and protein carbonyl (PCO) levels. Moreover, CPT restored mitochondrial membrane potential dysfunction, decreased cytochrome P450 enzyme 2E1 (CYP2E1) activity, improved nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) and Nrf2-mediated antioxidant enzyme heme oxygenase1 (HO-1) expression...
May 15, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775755/whole-genome-sequencing-and-bioinformatics-analysis-of-two-egyptian-genomes
#7
Mahmoud ElHefnawi, Sungwon Jeon, Youngjune Bhak, Asmaa ElFiky, Ahmed Horaiz, JeHoon Jun, Hyunho Kim, Jong Bhak
We report two Egyptian male genomes (EGP1 and EGP2) sequenced at ~ 30× sequencing depths. EGP1 had 4.7 million variants, where 198,877 were novel variants while EGP2 had 209,109 novel variants out of 4.8 million variants. The mitochondrial haplogroup of the two individuals were identified to be H7b1 and L2a1c, respectively. We also identified the Y haplogroup of EGP1 (R1b) and EGP2 (J1a2a1a2 > P58 > FGC11). EGP1 had a mutation in the NADH gene of the mitochondrial genome ND4 (m.11778 G > A) that causes Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy...
May 15, 2018: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773679/comparative-proteomic-analysis-reveals-the-regulatory-network-of-the-vea-gene-during-asexual-and-sexual-spore-development-of-aspergillus-cristatus
#8
Hui Liu, Shilei Sang, Hui Wang, Xiyi Ren, Yumei Tan, Wei Chen, Zuoyi Liu, Yongxiang Liu
Aspergillus cristatus belongs to the homothallic fungal group that undergoes a sexual stage without asexual conidiation under hypotonic conditions, while hypertonic medium induces initiation of the asexual stage and completely blocks sexual development. However, the veA deletion mutant only produces conidia in hypotonic medium after a 24 h culture, but both asexual and sexual spores are observed after 72 h. To elucidate the molecular mechanism of how VeA regulates asexual and sexual spore development in A. cristatus , two dimensional electrophoresis combined with matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-tandem time of flight mass spectrometry analysis were applied to identify 173 differentially expressed proteins (DEPs) by comparing the agamotype (24 h) and teleomorph (72 h) with wild-type A...
May 17, 2018: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773670/high-%C3%AE-tocopherol-dosing-increases-lipid-metabolism-by-changing-redox-state-in-damaged-rat-gastric-mucosa-and-liver-after-ethanol-treatment
#9
Marisela Olguín-Martínez, Diego R Hernández-Espinosa, Rolando Hernández-Muñoz
Regeneration of ethanol-injured rat gastric mucosa must undergo changes in major metabolic pathways to achieve DNA replication and cell proliferation. These events are highly dependent on glucose utilization and inhibited by vitamin E (α-tocopherol) administration. Therefore, this study was aimed at assessing lipid metabolism in the gastric mucosa and ethanol-induced gastric damage and the effect of α-tocopherol administration. For this, rates of fatty acid β-oxidation and lipogenesis were tested in gastric mucosa samples...
May 17, 2018: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773136/molecular-characterization-of-echinococcus-species-in-dogs-from-four-regions-of-kenya
#10
Erastus Mulinge, Japhet Magambo, David Odongo, Sammy Njenga, Eberhard Zeyhle, Cecilia Mbae, Dorothy Kagendo, Francis Addy, Dennis Ebi, Marion Wassermann, Peter Kern, Thomas Romig
Cystic echinococcosis is endemic both in livestock and humans in many parts of Kenya. However, very little data exists on Echinococcus infections in dogs, and therefore their role in maintaining the transmission cycles and environmental contamination with eggs of Echinococcus species is unknown. The study aimed to establish the prevalence and distribution of Echinococcus granulosus sensu lato causing infection in dogs in Kenya. A total of 1621 dog faecal samples were collected from the environment in four different regions and examined microscopically for the presence of taeniid eggs...
May 15, 2018: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768883/a-simple-%C3%AE-ketoglutarate-electrochemical-biosensor-based-on-reduced-mos%C3%A2-nanoparticle-gold-nanoparticle-nanocomposite
#11
Yadong Yu, Na Wu, Gang Peng, Tao Li, Ling Jiang, He Huang
Convenient and sensitive methods for the detection of α-ketoglutarate (α-KG) will be beneficial for biomedical diagnosis and microbial fermentation industry. In this work, reduced MoS2 nanoparticles (rMNs) were prepared by ultrasonication and electrochemical reduction. The rMNs were then decorated with gold nanoparticles (Aunano) to fabricate rMNs-Aunano nanocomposite. The glass carbon electrode modified with rMNs-Aunano nanocomposite (rMNs-Aunano-GCE) showed excellent electro-catalytic oxidation toward NADH with a satisfied reproducibility and exhibited linear response in the range of 38...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765675/-leishmania-naiffi-and-leishmania-guyanensis-reference-genomes-highlight-genome-structure-and-gene-evolution-in-the-viannia-subgenus
#12
Simone Coughlan, Ali Shirley Taylor, Eoghan Feane, Mandy Sanders, Gabriele Schonian, James A Cotton, Tim Downing
The unicellular protozoan parasite Leishmania causes the neglected tropical disease leishmaniasis, affecting 12 million people in 98 countries. In South America, where the Viannia subgenus predominates, so far only L. ( Viannia ) braziliensis and L. ( V. ) panamensis have been sequenced, assembled and annotated as reference genomes. Addressing this deficit in molecular information can inform species typing, epidemiological monitoring and clinical treatment. Here, L. ( V. ) naiffi and L. ( V. ) guyanensis genomic DNA was sequenced to assemble these two genomes as draft references from short sequence reads...
April 2018: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765372/is-iqg-607-a-potential-metallodrug-or-metallopro-drug-with-a-defined-molecular-target-in-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
#13
REVIEW
Bruno L Abbadi, Valnês da Silva Rodrigues-Junior, Adilio da Silva Dadda, Kenia Pissinate, Anne D Villela, Maria M Campos, Luiz G de França Lopes, Cristiano V Bizarro, Pablo Machado, Eduardo H S Sousa, Luiz A Basso
The emergence of strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis resistant to isoniazid (INH) has underscored the need for the development of new anti-tuberculosis agents. INH is activated by the mycobacterial katG -encoded catalase-peroxidase, forming an acylpyridine fragment that is covalently attached to the C4 of NADH. This isonicotinyl-NAD adduct inhibits the activity of 2- trans -enoyl-ACP(CoA) reductase (InhA), which plays a role in mycolic acid biosynthesis. A metal-based INH analog, Na3 [FeII (CN)5 (INH)]·4H2 O, IQG-607, was designed to have an electronic redistribution on INH moiety that would lead to an intramolecular electron transfer to bypass KatG activation...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760206/alternative-oxidase-activity-reduces-stress-in-vibrio-fischeri-cells-exposed-to-nitric-oxide
#14
Anne K Dunn
Alternative oxidase (Aox) is a non-energy conserving respiratory oxidase found in certain eukaryotes and bacteria, whose role in physiology is not entirely clear. Using the genetically tractable bacterium Vibrio fischeri as a model organism, we have identified a role for Aox to reduce levels of stress in cells exposed to oxygen and nitric oxide (NO). In V. fischeri lacking the NO-detoxifying enzyme flavohemoglobin (Hmp), deletion of aox in cells grown in the presence of oxygen and NO results in alterations to the transcriptome that include increases in transcripts mapping to stress-related genes...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757993/profiling-redox-and-energy-coenzymes-in-whole-blood-tissue-and-cells-using-nmr-spectroscopy
#15
REVIEW
G A Nagana Gowda
Coenzymes of cellular redox reactions and cellular energy, as well as antioxidants mediate biochemical reactions fundamental to the functioning of all living cells. Conventional analysis methods lack the opportunity to evaluate these important redox and energy coenzymes and antioxidants in a single step. Major coenzymes include redox coenzymes: NAD⁺ (oxidized nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide), NADH (reduced nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide), NADP⁺ (oxidized nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate) and NADPH (reduced nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate); energy coenzymes: ATP (adenosine triphosphate), ADP (adenosine diphosphate) and AMP (adenosine monophosphate); and antioxidants: GSSG (oxidized glutathione) and GSH (reduced glutathione)...
May 14, 2018: Metabolites
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756181/morphology-tunable-tellurium-nanomaterials-produced-by-the-tellurite-reducing-bacterium-lysinibacillus-sp-zym-1
#16
Zhiwei Wang, Yibin Bu, Yonghe Zhao, Zuotai Zhang, Lifen Liu, Hao Zhou
Although tellurite is highly toxic to organisms, elemental tellurium nanomaterials (TeNMs) have many uses. The microbe-mediated reduction of tellurite to Te(0) has been shown to be a green and cost-effective approach for turning waste into wealth. However, it is difficult to tune the morphology of biogenic nanomaterials. In this study, a series of experiments was conducted to investigate the factors influencing tellurite reduction by the tellurite-reducing bacterium Lysinibacillus sp. ZYM-1, including pH, tellurite concentration, temperature, and heavy metal ions...
May 13, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755260/characterization-of-the-complete-mitochondrial-dna-of-theretra-japonica-and-its-phylogenetic-position-within-the-sphingidae-lepidoptera-sphingidae
#17
Jun Li, Rui-Rui Lin, Yao-Yao Zhang, Kun-Jie Hu, Ya-Qi Zhao, Yan Li, Zhuo-Ran Huang, Xu Zhang, Xue-Xia Geng, Jian-Hua Ding
In the present study, the complete mitogenome of Theretra japonica was sequenced and compared with other sequenced mitogenomes of Sphingidae species. The mitogenome of T. japonica , containing 37 genes (13 protein-coding genes, 22 tRNA genes, and two rRNA genes) and a region rich in adenine and thymine (AT-rich region), is a circular molecule with 15,399 base pairs (bp) in length. The order and orientation of the genes in the mitogenome are similar to those of other sequenced mitogenomes of Sphingidae species...
2018: ZooKeys
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751795/inhibition-of-glutamate-oxaloacetate-transaminase-1-in-cancer-cell-lines-results-in-altered-metabolism-with-increased-dependency-of-glucose
#18
Xiaoshan Zhou, Sophie Curbo, Fuqiang Li, Shuba Krishnan, Anna Karlsson
BACKGROUND: Glutamate oxaloacetate transaminase 1 (GOT1) regulates cellular metabolism through coordinating the utilization of carbohydrates and amino acids to meet nutrient requirements. KRAS mutated cancer cells were recently shown to rely on GOT1 to support long-term cell proliferation. The aim of the present study was to address the role of GOT1 in the metabolic adaption of cancer cells. METHODS: GOT1-null and knockdown cell lines were established through CRISPR/Cas9 and shRNA techniques...
May 11, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748369/calcium-signaling-and-reactive-oxygen-species-in-mitochondria
#19
REVIEW
Edoardo Bertero, Christoph Maack
In heart failure, alterations of Na+ and Ca2+ handling, energetic deficit, and oxidative stress in cardiac myocytes are important pathophysiological hallmarks. Mitochondria are central to these processes because they are the main source for ATP, but also reactive oxygen species (ROS), and their function is critically controlled by Ca2+ During physiological variations of workload, mitochondrial Ca2+ uptake is required to match energy supply to demand but also to keep the antioxidative capacity in a reduced state to prevent excessive emission of ROS...
May 11, 2018: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746824/reduction-of-2-methoxy-1-4-naphtoquinone-by-mitochondrially-localized-nqo1-yielding-nad-supports-substrate-level-phosphorylation-during-respiratory-inhibition
#20
Dora Ravasz, Gergely Kacso, Viktoria Fodor, Kata Horvath, Vera Adam-Vizi, Christos Chinopoulos
Provision of NAD+ for oxidative decarboxylation of alpha-ketoglutarate to succinyl-CoA by the ketoglutarate dehydrogenase complex (KGDHC) is critical for maintained operation of succinyl-CoA ligase yielding high-energy phosphates, a process known as mitochondrial substrate-level phosphorylation (mSLP). We have shown previously that when NADH oxidation by complex I is inhibited by rotenone or anoxia, mitochondrial diaphorases yield NAD+ , provided that suitable quinones are present (Kiss G et al., FASEB J 2014, 28:1682)...
May 7, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
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