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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526842/revealing-genome-scale-transcriptional-regulatory-landscape-of-ompr-highlights-its-expanded-regulatory-roles-under-osmotic-stress-in-escherichia-coli-k-12-mg1655
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Sang Woo Seo, Ye Gao, Donghyuk Kim, Richard Szubin, Jina Yang, Byung-Kwan Cho, Bernhard O Palsson
A transcription factor (TF), OmpR, plays a critical role in transcriptional regulation of the osmotic stress response in bacteria. Here, we reveal a genome-scale OmpR regulon in Escherichia coli K-12 MG1655. Integrative data analysis reveals that a total of 37 genes in 24 transcription units (TUs) belong to OmpR regulon. Among them, 26 genes show more than two-fold changes in expression level in an OmpR knock-out strain. Specifically, we find that: 1) OmpR regulates mostly membrane-located gene products involved in diverse fundamental biological processes, such as narU (encoding nitrate/nitrite transporter), ompX (encoding outer membrane protein X), and nuoN (encoding NADH:ubiquinone oxidoreductase); 2) by investigating co-regulation of entire sets of genes regulated by other stress-response TFs, stresses are surprisingly independently regulated among each other; and, 3) a detailed investigation of the physiological roles of the newly discovered OmpR regulon genes reveals that activation of narU represents a novel strategy to significantly improve osmotic stress tolerance of E...
May 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522198/efficient-production-of-2-3-butanediol-by-recombinant-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-through-modulation-of-gene-expression-by-cocktail-%C3%AE-integration
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Ryosuke Yamada, Kazuki Wakita, Ryosuke Mitsui, Riru Nishikawa, Hiroyasu Ogino
In this study, the expression of 4 genes encoding α-acetolactate synthase, α-acetolactate decarboxylase, 2,3-butanediol dehydrogenase, and NADH oxidase was modulated using a previously developed cocktail δ-integration strategy. The resultant strain, YPH499/dPdAdG/BD6-10, was used in a fed-batch cultivation for the production of 2,3-butanediol. The concentration, production rate, and yield obtained were 80.0g/L, 4.00g/L/h, and 41.7%, respectively. The production rate and yield of the compound obtained are higher for this strain compared to reports published for Saccharomyces cerevisiae so far...
May 10, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516115/a-modified-chromogenic-assay-for-determination-of-the-ratio-of-free-intracellular-nad-nadh-in-streptococcus-mutans
#3
Jonathon L Baker, Roberta C Faustoferri, Robert G Quivey
Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide is a coenzyme present in all kingdoms of life and exists in two forms: oxidized (NAD(+)) and reduced (NADH). NAD(H) is involved in a multitude of essential metabolic redox reactions, providing oxidizing or reducing equivalents. The ratio of free intracellular NAD(+)/NADH is fundamentally important in the maintenance of cellular redox homeostasis (Ying, 2008). Various chromogenic cycling assays have been used to determine the ratio of NAD(+)/NADH in both bacterial and mammalian cells for more than forty years (Bernofsky and Swan, 1973; Nisselbaum and Green, 1969)...
August 20, 2016: Bio-protocol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514363/-the-immunological-characteristics-and-enzymatic-activity-of-lymphocytes-from-the-peripheral-blood-of-the-children-presenting-with-pharyngeal-tonsillar-hypertrophy
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L M Kurtasova, N A Shakina, T V Lubnina, A I Nikolaeva
The objective of the present work was to study the immunological characteristics and activity of NAD(P)-dependent dehydrogenases in peripheral blood lymphocytes in the young children presenting with pharyngeal tonsil hypertrophy (PTH). A total of 57 children at the age from 1 to 3 years with PTH were available for the examination. The control group was comprised of 35 age-matched practically healthy children. The amount of CD3+, CD4+, CD8+, CD16+/56-, and CD19+ cells in the peripheral blood was determined with the use of the cytoflowmetric technique...
2017: Vestnik Otorinolaringologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514055/caveolin-1-deficiency-induces-premature-senescence-with-mitochondrial-dysfunction
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Dong-Min Yu, Seung Hee Jung, Hyoung-Tae An, Sungsoo Lee, Jin Hong, Jun Sub Park, Hyun Lee, Hwayeon Lee, Myeong-Suk Bahn, Hyung Chul Lee, Na-Kyung Han, Jesang Ko, Jae-Seon Lee, Young-Gyu Ko
Paradoxical observations have been made regarding the role of caveolin-1 (Cav-1) during cellular senescence. For example, caveolin-1 deficiency prevents reactive oxygen species-induced cellular senescence despite mitochondrial dysfunction, which leads to senescence. To resolve this paradox, we re-addressed the role of caveolin-1 in cellular senescence in human diploid fibroblasts, A549, HCT116, and Cav-1(-/-) mouse embryonic fibroblasts. Cav-1 deficiency (knockout or knockdown) induced cellular senescence via a p53-p21-dependent pathway, downregulating the expression level of the cardiolipin biosynthesis enzymes and then reducing the content of cardiolipin, a critical lipid for mitochondrial respiration...
May 17, 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512016/mechanism-of-action-of-amp-jsa9-a-li-f-type-antimicrobial-peptide-produced-by-paenibacillus-polymyxa-jsa-9-against-fusarium-moniliforme
#6
Jinzhi Han, Fang Wang, Peng Gao, Zhi Ma, Shengming Zhao, Zhaoxin Lu, Fengxia Lv, Xiaomei Bie
LI-F type peptides (AMP-jsa9) are a group of cyclic lipodepsipeptides that exhibit broad antimicrobial spectrum against Gram-positive bacteria and filamentous fungi. We sought to assess the toxicity of AMP-jsa9 and the mechanism of AMP-jsa9 action against Fusarium moniliforme. AMP-jsa9 exhibited weak hemolytic activity and weak cytotoxicity at antimicrobial concentrations (32 μg/ml). Confocal laser microscopy, SEM, and TEM indicated that AMP-jsa9 primarily targets the cell wall, plasma membrane, and cytoskeleton, increases membranepermeability, and enhances cytoplasm leakage (e...
May 13, 2017: Fungal Genetics and Biology: FG & B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509952/high-yield-production-of-mannitol-by-leuconostoc-pseudomesenteroides-ctcc-g123-from-chicory-derived-inulin-hydrolysate
#7
Min Zhang, Lei Gu, Chao Cheng, Junru Zhu, Hao Wu, Jiangfeng Ma, Weiliang Dong, Xiangping Kong, Min Jiang, Pingkai Ouyang
Chicory is an agricultural plant with considerable potential as a carbohydrate substrate for low-cost production of biochemicals. In this work, the production of mannitol by Leuconostoc pseudomesenteroides CTCC G123 from chicory-derived inulin hydrolysate was investigated. The bioconversion process initially suffered from the leakage of fructose to the phosphoketolase pathway, resulting in a low mannitol yield. When inulin hydrolysate was supplemented with glucose as a substrate for mannitol production in combination with aeration induction and nicotinic acid induced redox modulation strategies, the mannitol yield greatly improved...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509551/significance-of-the-2fe-2s-cluster-n1a-for-electron-transfer-and-assembly-of-escherichia-coli-respiratory-complex-i
#8
Katerina Dörner, Marta Vranas, Johannes Schimpf, Isabella R Straub, Jo Hoeser, Thorsten Friedrich
NADH:ubiquinone oxidoreductase, respiratory complex I, couples electron transfer from NADH to ubiquinone with proton translocation across the membrane. NADH reduces a non-covalently bound FMN and the electrons are transported further to the quinone reduction site by a 95 Å long chain of seven iron-sulfur (Fe-S) clusters. The binuclear Fe-S cluster N1a is not part of this long chain but is located in electron transfer distance on the opposite site of FMN. The relevance of N1a to the mechanism of complex I is not known...
May 16, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508887/an-evolutionary-switch-in-nd2-enables-src-kinase-regulation-of-nmda-receptors
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David P Scanlon, Alaji Bah, Mickaël Krzeminski, Wenbo Zhang, Heather L Leduc-Pessah, Yi Na Dong, Julie D Forman-Kay, Michael W Salter
The non-receptor tyrosine kinase Src is a key signalling hub for upregulating the function of N-methyl D-aspartate receptors (NMDARs). Src is anchored within the NMDAR complex via NADH dehydrogenase subunit 2 (ND2), a mitochondrially encoded adaptor protein. The interacting regions between Src and ND2 have been broadly identified, but the interaction between ND2 and the NMDAR has remained elusive. Here we generate a homology model of ND2 and dock it onto the NMDAR via the transmembrane domain of GluN1. This interaction is enabled by the evolutionary loss of three helices in bilaterian ND2 proteins compared to their ancestral homologues...
May 16, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508835/beneficial-influence-of-ellagic-acid-on-biochemical-indexes-associated-with-experimentally-induced-colon-carcinogenesis
#10
Umesalma Syed, Sudhandiran Ganapasam
OBJECTIVE: To elucidate the key biochemical indexes associated with 1, 2-dimethylhydrazine (DMH)-induced colon carcinogenesis and the modulatory efficacy of a dietary polyphenol, ellagic acid (EA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Wistar rats were chosen to study objective, and were divided into 4 groups; Group 1-control rats; Group 2-rats received EA (60 mg/kg body weight/day, orally); rats in Group 3-induced with DMH (20 mg/kg body weight) subcutaneously for 15 weeks; DMH-induced Group 4 rats were initiated with EA treatment...
January 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506882/examination-of-the-superoxide-hydrogen-peroxide-forming-and-quenching-potential-of-mouse-liver-mitochondria
#11
Liam Slade, Julia Chalker, Nidhi Kuksal, Adrian Young, Danielle Gardiner, Ryan J Mailloux
Pyruvate dehydrogenase (PDHC) and α-ketoglutarate dehydrogenase complex (KGDHC) are important sources of reactive oxygen species (ROS). In addition, it has been found that mitochondria can also serve as sinks for cellular hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). However, the ROS forming and quenching capacity of liver mitochondria has never been thoroughly examined. Here, we show that mouse liver mitochondria use catalase, glutathione (GSH), and peroxiredoxin (PRX) systems to quench ROS. Incubation of mitochondria with catalase inhibitor 3-amino-1,2,4-triazole (triazole) induced a significant increase in pyruvate or α-ketoglutarate driven O2(●-)/H2O2 formation...
May 12, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504706/the-mitochondrial-respiratory-chain-is-essential-for-haematopoietic-stem-cell-function
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Elena Ansó, Samuel E Weinberg, Lauren P Diebold, Benjamin J Thompson, Sébastien Malinge, Paul T Schumacker, Xin Liu, Yuannyu Zhang, Zhen Shao, Mya Steadman, Kelly M Marsh, Jian Xu, John D Crispino, Navdeep S Chandel
Adult and fetal haematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) display a glycolytic phenotype, which is required for maintenance of stemness; however, whether mitochondrial respiration is required to maintain HSC function is not known. Here we report that loss of the mitochondrial complex III subunit Rieske iron-sulfur protein (RISP) in fetal mouse HSCs allows them to proliferate but impairs their differentiation, resulting in anaemia and prenatal death. RISP-null fetal HSCs displayed impaired respiration resulting in a decreased NAD(+)/NADH ratio...
May 15, 2017: Nature Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503408/trifluoperazine-inhibits-acetaminophen-induced-hepatotoxicity-and-hepatic-reactive-nitrogen-formation-in-mice-and-in-freshly-isolated-hepatocytes
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Sudip Banerjee, Stepan B Melnyk, Kimberly J Krager, Nukhet Aykin-Burns, Sandra S McCullough, Laura P James, Jack A Hinson
The hepatotoxicity of acetaminophen (APAP) occurs by initial metabolism to N-acetyl-p-benzoquinone imine which depletes GSH and forms APAP-protein adducts. Subsequently, the reactive nitrogen species peroxynitrite is formed from nitric oxide (NO) and superoxide leading to 3-nitrotyrosine in proteins. Toxicity occurs with inhibited mitochondrial function. We previously reported that in hepatocytes the nNOS (NOS1) inhibitor NANT inhibited APAP toxicity, reactive nitrogen and oxygen species formation, and mitochondrial dysfunction...
2017: Toxicology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498544/metabolic-engineering-of-cofactor-flavin-adenine-dinucleotide-fad-synthesis-and-regeneration-in-escherichia-coli-for-production-of-%C3%AE-keto-acids
#14
Ying Hou, Gazi Sakir Hossain, Jianghua Li, Hyun-Dong Shin, Guocheng Du, Jian Chen, Long Liu
Cofactor flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD) plays a vital role in many FAD-dependent enzymatic reactions; therefore, how to efficiently accelerate FAD synthesis and regeneration is an important topic in biocatalysis and metabolic engineering. In this study, a system involving the synthesis pathway and regeneration of FAD was engineered in Escherichia coli to improve α-keto acid production-from the corresponding L-amino acids-catalyzed by FAD-dependent L-amino acid deaminase (L-AAD). First, key genes, ribH, ribC, and ribF, were overexpressed and fine-tuned for FAD synthesis...
May 12, 2017: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497978/extraction-and-quantitation-of-nad-p-h
#15
Wenyun Lu, Lin Wang, Li Chen, Sheng Hui, Joshua D Rabinowitz
AIMS: Accurate analysis of dinucleotide redox cofactors NADPH, NADP+, NADH, and NAD+ from biological samples is important to understanding cellular redox homeostasis. Here we aim to develop a simple protocol for quenching metabolism and extracting NADPH that avoids interconversion among the reduced forms and the oxidized forms. RESULTS: We compared seven different solvents for quenching and extraction of cultured mammalian cells and mouse tissues. Extracts were analyzed by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS)...
May 12, 2017: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497908/the-molybdenum-cofactor-enzyme-marc-moonlighting-or-promiscuous-enzyme
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Angel Llamas, Alejandro Chamizo-Ampudia, Manuel Tejada-Jimenez, Aurora Galvan, Emilio Fernandez
Molybdenum (Mo) is present in the active center of eukaryotic enzymes as a tricyclic pyranopterin chelate compound forming the Mo Cofactor (Moco). Four Moco containing enzymes are known in eukaryotes, nitrate reductase (NR), sulfite oxidase (SO), xanthine oxidoreductase (XOR), and aldehyde oxidase (AO). A fifth Moco enzyme has been recently identified. Because of the ability of this enzyme to convert by reduction several amidoximes prodrugs into their active amino forms, it was named mARC (mitochondrial Amidoxime Reducing Component)...
May 12, 2017: BioFactors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495054/phasic-availability-of-terminal-electron-acceptor-on-oxygen-reduction-reaction-in-microbial-fuel-cell
#17
J Shanthi Sravan, Sai Kishore Butti, Anil Verma, S Venkata Mohan
Oxygen-reduction reactions (ORR) plays a pivotal role in determining microbial fuel cells (MFC) performance. In this study, an attempt to determine the influence of the phasic availability of terminal electron acceptor (TEA) on ORR was made. Two MFCs operated with dissolved oxygen (MFC-DC) and air (MFC-SC) as TEA were constructed and analyzed in continuous mode under open and closed circuit conditions. The bio-electrochemical analysis showed a marked influence of dissolved oxygen resulting in a maximum power density with MFC-DC (769mW/m(2)) compared to MFC-SC (684mW/m(2))...
April 9, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490746/pathogenic-p62-sqstm1-mutations-impair-energy-metabolism-through-limitation-of-mitochondrial-substrates
#18
Fernando Bartolome, Noemi Esteras, Angeles Martin-Requero, Claire Boutoleau-Bretonniere, Martine Vercelletto, Audrey Gabelle, Isabelle Le Ber, Tadashi Honda, Albena T Dinkova-Kostova, John Hardy, Eva Carro, Andrey Y Abramov
Abnormal mitochondrial function has been found in patients with frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Mutations in the p62 gene (also known as SQSTM1) which encodes the p62 protein have been reported in both disorders supporting the idea of an ALS/FTD continuum. In this work the role of p62 in energy metabolism was studied in fibroblasts from FTD patients carrying two independent pathogenic mutations in the p62 gene, and in a p62-knock-down (p62 KD) human dopaminergic neuroblastoma cell line (SH-SY5Y)...
May 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488541/microrna-124-suppresses-proliferation-and-glycolysis-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cells-by-targeting-akt-glut1-hkii
#19
Xiaojian Zhao, Caiping Lu, Weiwei Chu, Bing Zhang, Qiang Zhen, Renfeng Wang, Yaxiao Zhang, Zhe Li, Baolei Lv, Huixian Li, Jiabao Liu
Non-small cell lung cancer accounts for 85% of all types of lung cancer and is the leading cause of worldwide cancer-associated mortalities. MiR-124 is epigenetically silenced in various types of cancer and plays important roles in tumor development and progression. MiR-124 was also significantly downregulated in non-small cell lung cancer patients. Glycolysis has been considered as a feature of cancer cells; hypoxia-inducible factor 1-alpha/beta and Akt are key enzymes in the regulation of glycolysis and energy metabolism in cancer cells...
May 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487632/nicotinamide-and-wld-s-act-together-to-prevent-neurodegeneration-in-glaucoma
#20
Pete A Williams, Jeffrey M Harder, Nicole E Foxworth, Brynn H Cardozo, Kelly E Cochran, Simon W M John
Glaucoma is a complex neurodegenerative disease characterized by progressive visual dysfunction leading to vision loss. Retinal ganglion cells are the primary affected neuronal population, with a critical insult damaging their axons in the optic nerve head. This insult is typically secondary to harmfully high levels of intraocular pressure (IOP). We have previously determined that early mitochondrial abnormalities within retinal ganglion cells lead to neuronal dysfunction, with age-related declines in NAD (NAD(+) and NADH) rendering retinal ganglion cell mitochondria vulnerable to IOP-dependent stresses...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
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