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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145079/microbial-transcript-and-metabolome-analysis-uncover-discrepant-metabolic-pathways-in-autotrophic-and-mixotrophic-anammox-consortia
#1
Ying Feng, Yunpeng Zhao, Yongzhao Guo, Sitong Liu
The ability of anammox bacteria to utilize organic matter has drawn extensive attention. However, the metabolic discrepancies between autotrophic and mixotrophic anammox consortia need to be further explored. Here, microbial transcript and metabolomic analysis were conducted for the samples harvested in the reactors and batch assays to investigate the phenotype discrepancies and intrinsic causes in autotrophic and mixotrophic anammox consortia. Results showed that metabolically active community structures did not show significant difference between autotrophic and mixotrophic anammox consortia (C/N = 0...
October 31, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142401/phytochemical-compositions-and-in-vitro-assessments-of-antioxidant-and-antidiabetic-potentials-of-fractions-from-ehretia-cymosa-thonn
#2
Akintayo Ogundajo, Anofi Tom Ashafa
Background: Ehretia cymosa Thonn. is a popular medicinal plant used in different parts of West Africa for the treatment of various ailments including diabetes mellitus. Objective: The current study investigates bioactive constituents and in vitro antioxidant and antidiabetic potentials of fractions from extract of E. cymosa. Materials and Methods: Phytochemical investigation and antioxidant assays were carried out using standard procedures...
October 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138850/role-of-mitochondrial-function-in-the-invasiveness-of-human-colon-cancer-cells
#3
Chen-Sung Lin, Li-Tzu Liu, Liang-Hung Ou, Siao-Cian Pan, Chia-I Lin, Yau-Huei Wei
We investigated the role of mitochondrial function in the invasiveness of human colorectal cancer (CRC) cell lines, using paired primary SW480 and metastatic SW620 cells, and appraised the clinical relevance of the alteration of mtDNA copy number in 33 pairs of CRC specimens after surgical resection. Suppression of mitochondrial function was achieved by the exposure of cells to oligomycin A (OA) or by knockdown of mitochondrial transcriptional factor A (TFAM) to evaluate their effects on energy metabolism, reactive oxygen species, protein expression levels of epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) markers and invasive activity of CRC cells...
November 9, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138502/crystal-structures-of-the-mitochondrial-deacylase-sirtuin-4-reveal-isoform-specific-acyl-recognition-and-regulation-features
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Martin Pannek, Zeljko Simic, Matthew Fuszard, Marat Meleshin, Dante Rotili, Antonello Mai, Mike Schutkowski, Clemens Steegborn
Sirtuins are evolutionary conserved NAD(+)-dependent protein lysine deacylases. The seven human isoforms, Sirt1-7, regulate metabolism and stress responses and are considered therapeutic targets for aging-related diseases. Sirt4 locates to mitochondria and regulates fatty acid metabolism and apoptosis. In contrast to the mitochondrial deacetylase Sirt3 and desuccinylase Sirt5, no prominent deacylase activity and structural information are available for Sirt4. Here we describe acyl substrates and crystal structures for Sirt4...
November 15, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138417/association-of-predicted-pathogenic-mutations-in-mitochondrial-nd-genes-with-distant-metastasis-in-nsclc-and-colon-cancer
#5
Nobuko Koshikawa, Miho Akimoto, Jun-Ichi Hayashi, Hiroki Nagase, Keizo Takenaga
Cancer cells have more mutations in their mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) than do normal cells, and pathogenic mutations in the genes encoding mitochondrial NADH dehydrogenase (ND) subunits have been found to enhance the invasive and metastatic ability of various tumour cells in animal experiments. However, it is unknown whether single-nucleotide variants (SNVs) of the ND genes that decrease complex I activity are involved in distant metastasis in human clinical samples. Here, we demonstrated the enhancement of the distant metastasis of Lewis lung carcinoma cells by the ND6 13885insC mutation, which is accompanied by the overexpression of metastasis-related genes, metabolic reprogramming, the enhancement of tumour angiogenesis and the acquisition of resistance to stress-induced cell death...
November 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137352/maternal-high-calorie-diet-induces-mitochondrial-dysfunction-and-senescence-phenotype-in-subcutaneous-fat-of-newborn-mice
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Daniele Lettieri-Barbato, Fabiana D'Angelo, Francesca Sciarretta, Giuseppe Tatulli, Flavia Tortolici, Maria Rosa Ciriolo, Katia Aquilano
Mitochondrial dysfunction, inflammation and senescence-like features are observed in adipose depots in aging and obesity. Herein, we evaluated how maternal high calorie diet (HCD) may impact on subcutaneous adipose tissue (sAT) of the newborn mice. Adult C57BL/6J mice were randomly divided in three groups: normal calorie diet (NCD), HCD and HCD supplemented with niacin 8 weeks before mating. Mothers and pups were then sacrificed and metabolic and molecular analyses were carried out on sAT. HCD induced mitochondria dysfunction in mothers without inflammation and senescence, whereas in pups we also revealed the occurrence of senescent phenotype...
October 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137135/an-electrochemical-enzyme-biosensor-for-3-hydroxybutyrate-detection-using-screen-printed-electrodes-modified-by-reduced-graphene-oxide-and-thionine
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Gonzalo Martínez-García, Elena Pérez-Julián, Lourdes Agüí, Naomí Cabré, Jorge Joven, Paloma Yáñez-Sedeño, José Manuel Pingarrón
A biosensor for 3-hydroxybutyrate (3-HB) involving immobilization of the enzyme 3-hydroxybutyrate dehydrogenase onto a screen-printed carbon electrode modified with reduced graphene oxide (GO) and thionine (THI) is reported here. After addition of 3-hydroxybutyrate or the sample in the presence of NAD⁺ cofactor, the generated NADH could be detected amperometrically at 0.0 V vs. Ag pseudo reference electrode. Under the optimized experimental conditions, a calibration plot for 3-HB was constructed showing a wide linear range between 0...
November 11, 2017: Biosensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133557/a-novel-mechanism-of-inactivating-antibacterial-nitro-compounds-in-the-human-pathogen-staphylococcus-aureus-by-overexpression-of-a-nadh-dependent-flavin-nitroreductase
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Ebaa M El-Hossary, Konrad U Förstner, Patrice François, Damien Baud, Karin Streker, Jacques Schrenzel, Knut Ohlsen, Ulrike Holzgrabe
Recently, the nitro substituted bisquaternary bisnaphthalimides were reported to have substantial anti-infective activity against Gram-positive bacteria, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Here, we selected resistant S. aureus clones by cultivation in increasing concentrations of the most active compound MT02. Interestingly, MT02 resistant variants induced a diffusible red color of the broth. Chromatographic and spectroscopic investigations revealed a stepwise reduction of the bisquaternary bisnaphthalimides̀ nitro groups to amino groups...
November 13, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133414/correlating-kinetic-and-structural-data-on-ubiquinone-binding-and-reduction-by-respiratory-complex-i
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Justin G Fedor, Andrew J Y Jones, Andrea Di Luca, Ville R I Kaila, Judy Hirst
Respiratory complex I (NADH:ubiquinone oxidoreductase), one of the largest membrane-bound enzymes in mammalian cells, powers ATP synthesis by using the energy from electron transfer from NADH to ubiquinone-10 to drive protons across the energy-transducing mitochondrial inner membrane. Ubiquinone-10 is extremely hydrophobic, but in complex I the binding site for its redox-active quinone headgroup is ∼20 Å above the membrane surface. Structural data suggest it accesses the site by a narrow channel, long enough to accommodate almost all of its ∼50-Å isoprenoid chain...
November 13, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131848/high-throughput-m6a-seq-reveals-rna-m6a-methylation-patterns-in-the-chloroplast-and-mitochondria-transcriptomes-of-arabidopsis-thaliana
#10
Zegang Wang, Kai Tang, Dayong Zhang, Yizhen Wan, Yan Wen, Quanyou Lu, Lei Wang
This study is the first to comprehensively characterize m6A patterns in the Arabidopsis chloroplast and mitochondria transcriptomes based on our open accessible data deposited in NCBI's Gene Expression Omnibus with GEO Series accession number of GSE72706. Over 86% of the transcripts were methylated by m6A in the two organelles. Over 550 and 350 m6A sites were mapped, with ~5.6 to ~5.8 and ~4.6 to ~4.9 m6A sites per transcript, to the chloroplast and mitochondria genome, respectively. The overall m6A methylation extent in the two organelles was greatly higher than that in the nucleus...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126300/deproteinization-is-necessary-for-the-accurate-determination-of-ammonia-levels-by-glutamate-dehydrogenase-assay-in-blood-plasma-from-subjects-with-liver-injury
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Melita Vodenicarovova, Hana Skalska, Milan Holecek
Objective: To determine the effect of presence of high concentrations of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NADH)- and nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADPH)-consuming enzymes on the accuracy of glutamate dehydrogenase (GLDH) assay for ammonia. Methods: We measured ammonia concentrations using GLDH and NADH or NADPH in blood-plasma specimens and specimens deproteinized by sulfosalicylic acid from CCl4-treated or control rats. The nonspecific oxidation of NADH and NADPH was measured in mixtures without GLDH...
November 8, 2017: Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123192/targeted-mitochondrial-therapy-using-mitoq-shows-equivalent-renoprotection-to-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibition-but-no-combined-synergy-in-diabetes
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Micheal S Ward, Nicole B Flemming, Linda A Gallo, Amelia K Fotheringham, Domenica A McCarthy, Aowen Zhuang, Peter H Tang, Danielle J Borg, Hannah Shaw, Benjamin Harvie, David R Briskey, Llion A Roberts, Manuel R Plan, Michael P Murphy, Mark P Hodson, Josephine M Forbes
Mitochondrial dysfunction is a pathological mediator of diabetic kidney disease (DKD). Our objective was to test the mitochondrially targeted agent, MitoQ, alone and in combination with first line therapy for DKD. Intervention therapies (i) vehicle (D); (ii) MitoQ (DMitoQ;0.6 mg/kg/day); (iii) Ramipril (DRam;3 mg/kg/day) or (iv) combination (DCoAd) were administered to male diabetic db/db mice for 12 weeks (n = 11-13/group). Non-diabetic (C) db/m mice were followed concurrently. No therapy altered glycaemic control or body weight...
November 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122703/improving-metabolic-efficiency-of-the-reverse-beta-oxidation-cycle-by-balancing-redox-cofactor-requirement
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Junjun Wu, Xia Zhang, Peng Zhou, Jiaying Huang, Xiudong Xia, Wei Li, Ziyu Zhou, Yue Chen, Yinghao Liu, Mingsheng Dong
Previous studies have made many exciting achievements on pushing the functional reversal of beta-oxidation cycle (r-BOX) to more widespread adoption for synthesis of a wide variety of fuels and chemicals. However, the redox cofactor requirement for the efficient operation of r-BOX remains unclear. In this work, the metabolic efficiency of r-BOX for medium-chain fatty acid (C6-C10, MCFA) production was optimized by redox cofactor engineering. Stoichiometric analysis of the r-BOX pathway and further experimental examination identified NADH as a crucial determinant of r-BOX process yield...
November 6, 2017: Metabolic Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122596/studies-of-lysine-cyclodeaminase-from-streptomyces-pristinaespiralis-insights-into-the-complex-transition-nad-state
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Hanxiao Ying, Jing Wang, Ting Shi, Yilei Zhao, Xin Wang, Pingkai Ouyang, Kequan Chen
Lysine cyclodeaminase (LCD) catalyzes the piperidine ring formation in macrolide-pipecolate natural products metabolic pathways from a lysine substrate through a combination of cyclization and deamination. This enzyme belongs to a unique enzyme class, which uses NAD(+) as the catalytic prosthetic group instead of as the co-substrate. To understand the molecular details of NAD(+) functions in lysine cyclodeaminase, we have determined four ternary crystal structure complexes of LCD-NAD(+) with pipecolic acid (LCD-PA), lysine (LCD-LYS), and an intermediate (LCD-INT) as ligands at 2...
November 6, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122174/differential-gene-expression-profiling-analysis-in-pleurotus-ostreatus-during-interspecific-antagonistic-interactions-with-dichomitus-squalens-and-trametes-versicolor
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Zixuan Zhong, Liu Li, Peng Chang, Haiying Xie, Huiting Zhang, Yasuo Igarashi, Nannan Li, Feng Luo
This study provided analysis of differentially expressed genes (DEGs) in Pleurotus ostreatus under the interaction with Dichomitus squalens and Trametes versicolor, which is valuable for exploration on the fungal defence system against stressful condition caused by interspecific antagonistic interaction. Our result showed significant upregulation of abundant defence-related genes encoding laccase, manganese peroxidase, aldo-keto reductase, and glutathione S-transferase, which all play important roles in oxidative stress-resistant response...
December 2017: Fungal Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120608/biochemical-gas-sensors-biosniffers-using-forward-and-reverse-reactions-of-secondary-alcohol-dehydrogenase-for-breath-isopropanol-and-acetone-as-potential-volatile-biomarkers-of-diabetes-mellitus
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Po-Jen Chien, Takuma Suzuki, Masato Tsujii, Ming Ye, Isao Minami, Kanako Toda, Hiromi Otsuka, Koji Toma, Takahiro Arakawa, Kouji Araki, Yasuhiko Iwasaki, Kayoko Shinada, Yoshihiro Ogawa, Kohji Mitsubayashi
This study describes two biosniffers to determine breath acetone and isopropanol (IPA) levels and applies them for breath measurement in healthy subjects and diabetic patients. Secondary alcohol dehydrogenase (S-ADH) can reduce acetone and oxidize nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NADH to NAD(+)) in a weak acid environment. NADH can be excited by 340 nm excitation lights and subsequently emit 490 nm fluorescence. Therefore, acetone can be measured by the decrease in NADH fluorescence intensity. S-ADH can also oxidize IPA and reduce NAD(+) to NADH when it is in an alkaline environment...
November 9, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118452/magnesium-homeostasis-protects-salmonella-against-nitrooxidative-stress
#17
Travis J Bourret, Lin Liu, Jeff A Shaw, Maroof Husain, Andrés Vázquez-Torres
The PhoPQ two-component regulatory system coordinates the response of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium to diverse environmental challenges encountered during infection of hosts, including changes in Mg(2+) concentrations, pH, and antimicrobial peptides. Moreover, PhoPQ-dependent regulation of gene expression promotes intracellular survival of Salmonella in macrophages, and contributes to the resistance of this pathogen to reactive nitrogen species (RNS) generated from the nitric oxide produced by the inducible nitric oxide (NO) synthase of macrophages...
November 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116953/identification-of-an-nd4-mutation-in-leber-hereditary-optic-neuropathy
#18
Qian Lu, Yi Guo, Junhui Yi, Xiong Deng, Zhijian Yang, Xiuhong Yuan, Hao Deng
SIGNIFICANCE: We identified a missense mutation, m.11778G>A (p.R340H), in the mitochondrially encoded NADH dehydrogenase 4 gene (ND4) in eight patients and three asymptomatic carriers, even though the incidence of this has been considered low in Chinese population. These results have implications for the families' genetic counseling and clinical management. PURPOSE: Leber hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON OMIM 535000) is one of the most common inherited optic neuropathies...
November 8, 2017: Optometry and Vision Science: Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116429/engineering-cofactor-flexibility-enhanced-2-3-butanediol-production-in-escherichia-coli
#19
Keming Liang, Claire R Shen
Enzymatic reduction of acetoin into 2,3-butanediol (2,3-BD) typically requires the reduced nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NADH) or its phosphate form (NADPH) as electron donor. Efficiency of 2,3-BD biosynthesis, therefore, is heavily influenced by the enzyme specificity and the cofactor availability which varies dynamically. This work describes the engineering of cofactor flexibility for 2,3-BD production by simultaneous overexpression of an NADH-dependent 2,3-BD dehydrogenase from Klebsiella pneumoniae (KpBudC) and an NADPH-specific 2,3-BD dehydrogenase from Clostridium beijerinckii (CbAdh)...
December 2017: Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115956/de-novo-characterization-of-venom-apparatus-transcriptome-of-pardosa-pseudoannulata-and-analysis-of-its-gene-expression-in-response-to-bt-protein
#20
Rong Li, Zhenzhen Yan, Juan Wang, Qisheng Song, Zhi Wang
BACKGROUND: Pardosa pseudoannulata is a prevailing spider species, and has been regarded as an important bio-control agent of insect pests in farmland of China. However, the available genomic and transcriptomic databases of P. pseudoannulata and their venom are limited, which severely hampers functional genomic analysis of P. pseudoannulata. Recently high-throughput sequencing technology has been proved to be an efficient tool for profiling the transcriptome of relevant non-target organisms exposed to Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) protein through food webs...
November 7, 2017: BMC Biotechnology
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