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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213516/rapid-regulation-of-sialidase-activity-in-response-to-neural-activity-and-sialic-acid-removal-during-memory-processing-in-rat-hippocampus
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Akira Minami, Yuko Meguro, Sayaka Ishibashi, Ami Ishii, Mako Shiratori, Saki Sai, Yuuki Horii, Hirotaka Shimizu, Hokuto Fukumoto, Sumika Shinba, Risa Taguchi, Tadanobu Takahashi, Tadamune Otsubo, Kiyoshi Ikeda, Takashi Suzuki
Sialidase cleaves sialic acids on the extracellular cell surface as well as inside the cell, and is necessary for normal long-term potentiation (LTP) at MF-CA3 pyramidal cell synapses and for hippocampus-dependent spatial memory. Here, we investigated in detail the role of sialidase in memory processing. Sialidase activity measured with 4MU-Neu5Ac or X-Neu5Ac and FRV LB was increased by high K(+)-induced membrane depolarization. Sialidase activity was also increased by chemical LTP induction with forskolin and activation of BDNF signaling, non-NMDARs or NMDARs...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205451/sialylation-of-porphyromonas-gingivalis-lps-and-its-effect-on-bacterial-host-interactions
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Svetislav S Zaric, Mark J Lappin, Catherine R Fulton, Fionnuala T Lundy, Wilson A Coulter, Christopher R Irwin
Porphyromonas gingivalis produces different LPS isoforms with significant structural variations of their lipid A and O-antigen moieties that can affect its pro-inflammatory and bone-resorbing potential. We show here, for the first time, that P. gingivalis LPS isolated from W83 strain is highly sialylated and possesses significantly reduced inflammatory potential compared with less sialylated ATCC 33277 strain LPS. Nevertheless, the reduction in the endotoxin activity is not mediated by the presence of sialic acid LPS moieties as the sialic acid-free LPS produced by the mutant W83 strain exhibits a similar inflammatory potential to the wild type strain...
January 1, 2017: Innate Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202753/mutation-of-the-2-nd-sialic-acid-binding-site-resulting-in-reduced-neuraminidase-activity-preceded-emergence-of-h7n9-influenza-a-virus
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Meiling Dai, Ryan McBride, Jos C F M Dortmans, Wenjie Peng, Mark J G Bakkers, Raoul J de Groot, Frank J M van Kuppeveld, James C Paulson, Erik de Vries, Cornelis A M de Haan
The emergence of novel influenza A virus (IAV) H7N9 since 2013 has caused concerns about the ability of this virus to spread between humans. Analysis of the receptor-binding properties of the H7 protein of a human isolate revealed modestly increased binding to α2,6 sialosides and reduced, but still dominant, binding to α2,3-linked sialic acids (SIAs) compared to a closely related avian H7N9 virus from 2008. Here we show that the corresponding N9 neuraminidases display equal enzymatic activity on a soluble monovalent substrate and similar substrate specificity on a glycan array...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201934/feeding-value-of-field-beans-vicia-faba-l-var-minor-with-and-without-enzyme-containing-tannase-pectinase-and-xylanase-activities-for-broilers
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Jalil Mahmwd Abdulla, Stephen Paul Rose, Alexander Mackay Mackenzie, Vasil Radoslavov Pirgozliev
Effects of field beans with various tannin content and exogenous enzyme mixture containing tannase, pectinase and xylanase activities on N-corrected dietary apparent metabolisable energy (AMEn), coefficients of dry matter (DMR) and nitrogen retention (NR), fat digestibility, gastrointestinal tract (GIT) development, jejunal villus morphometry, ileal digesta viscosity and sialic acid were examined. Birds' growth performance and energy conversion ratio (ECR) were also measured. Birds were fed one of eight mash diets...
April 2017: Archives of Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199859/structure-of-the-lps-o-chain-from-fusobacterium-nucleatum-strain-10953-containing-sialic-acid
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Evgeny Vinogradov, Frank St Michael, Kiyonobu Homma, Ashu Sharma, Andrew D Cox
Fusobacterium nucleatum is an anaerobic bacterium found in the human mouth where it causes periodontitis. Recently, it has been gaining attention as a potential causative agent for colorectal cancer and is strongly linked with pregnancy complications including pre-term and still births. Little is known about virulence factors of this organism and thus we have initiated studies to examine the bacterial surface glycochemistry. Consistent with a recent paper suggesting that F. nucleatum strain 10593 can synthesize sialic acid, a staining technique identified sialic acid on the bacterial surface...
January 28, 2017: Carbohydrate Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194959/differentiation-of-sialyl-linkage-isomers-by-one-pot-sialic-acid-derivatization-for-mass-spectrometry-based-glycan-profiling
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Takashi Nishikaze, Hiroki Tsumoto, Sadanori Sekiya, Shinichi Iwamoto, Yuri Miura, Koichi Tanaka
Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry (MALDI-MS) has been used for high-throughput glycan profiling analysis. In spite of the biological importance of sialic acids on nonreducing ends of glycans, it is still difficult to analyze glycans containing sialic acid residues due to their instability and the presence of linkage isomers. In this Article, we describe a one-pot glycan purification/derivatization method employing a newly developed linkage-specific sialic acid derivatization for MS-based glycan profiling with differentiation of sialyl linkage isomer...
February 8, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194834/steering-siglec-sialic-acid-interactions-on-living-cells-using-bioorthogonal-chemistry
#7
Christian Büll, Torben Heise, Niek van Hilten, Johan F A Pijnenborg, Victor Bloemendal, Lotte Gerrits, Esther D Kers-Rebel, Tina Ritschel, Martijn H den Brok, Gosse J Adema, Thomas J Boltje
Sialic acid sugars that terminate cell-surface glycans form the ligands for the sialic acid binding immunoglobulin-like lectin (Siglec) family, which are immunomodulatory receptors expressed by immune cells. Interactions between sialic acid and Siglecs regulate the immune system, and aberrations contribute to pathologies like autoimmunity and cancer. Sialic acid/Siglec interactions between living cells are difficult to study owing to a lack of specific tools. Here, we report a glycoengineering approach to remodel the sialic acids of living cells and their binding to Siglecs...
February 14, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194260/anti-bacterial-effects-of-enzymatically-isolated-sialic-acid-from-glycomacropeptide-in-a-helicobacter-pylori-infected-murine-model
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Hye-Ji Noh, Hong Bum Koh, Hee-Kyoung Kim, Hyang Hyun Cho, Jeongmin Lee
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) colonization of the stomach mucosa and duodenum is the major cause of acute and chronic gastroduodenal pathology in humans. Efforts to find effective anti-bacterial strategies against H. pylori for the non-antibiotic control of H. pylori infection are urgently required. In this study, we used whey to prepare glycomacropeptide (GMP), from which sialic acid (G-SA) was enzymatically isolated. We investigated the anti-bacterial effects of G-SA against H...
February 2017: Nutrition Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192976/quantification-of-influenza-neuraminidase-activity-by-ultra-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-and-isotope-dilution-mass-spectrometry
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Maria I Solano, Adrian R Woolfitt, Tracie L Williams, Carrie L Pierce, Larisa V Gubareva, Vasiliy Mishin, John Robert Barr
Mounting evidence suggests that neuraminidase's functionality extends beyond its classical role in influenza virus infection and that anti-neuraminidase antibodies offer protective immunity. Therefore, a renewed interest in development of neuraminidase (NA)-specific methods to characterize the glycoprotein and evaluate potential advantages for NA standardization in influenza vaccines has emerged. NA displays sialidase activity by cleaving off the terminal N-acetylneuraminic acid on α-2-3 or α-2-6 sialic acid containing receptors of host cells...
February 6, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187749/identification-of-a-large-intronic-transposal-insertion-in-slc17a5-causing-sialic-acid-storage-disease
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Maja Tarailo-Graovac, Britt I Drögemöller, Wyeth W Wasserman, Colin J D Ross, Ans M W van den Ouweland, Niklas Darin, Gittan Kollberg, Clara D M van Karnebeek, Maria Blomqvist
BACKGROUND: Sialic acid storage diseases are neurodegenerative disorders characterized by accumulation of sialic acid in the lysosome. These disorders are caused by mutations in SLC17A5, the gene encoding sialin, a sialic acid transporter located in the lysosomal membrane. The most common form of sialic acid storage disease is the slowly progressive Salla disease, presenting with hypotonia, ataxia, epilepsy, nystagmus and findings of cerebral and cerebellar atrophy. Hypomyelination and corpus callosum hypoplasia are typical as well...
February 10, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187149/inhibition-of-influenza-a-virus-infection-by-ginsenosides
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Wei Dong, Amber Farooqui, Alberto J Leon, David J Kelvin
Influenza viruses cause mild to severe respiratory infections in humans. Due to efficient means of transmission, the viruses infect human population on a large scale. Apart from vaccines, antiviral drugs are used to control infection; neuraminidase inhibitors are thought to be the first choice of treatment, particularly for severe cases. Rapidly evolving and emerging influenza viruses with increased frequency of viral resistance to these drugs stress the need to explore novel antiviral compounds. In this study, we investigated antiviral activity of ginseng extract and ginsenosides, the ginseng-derived triterpene and saponin compounds, against 2009 pandemic H1N1 virus in vitro and in vivo...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186556/discoveries-of-the-structures-of-sialic-acid-and-cmp-sialic-acid-1957-1960-a-letter-from-saul-roseman
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Ronald L Schnaar, Yuan C Lee
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February 9, 2017: Glycobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179078/serum-resistance-and-phase-variation-of-a-nasopharyngeal-non-typeable-haemophilus-influenzae-isolate
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Sabine Lichtenegger, Isabelle Bina, Sanel Durakovic, Philippe Glaser, Sarah Tutz, Stefan Schild, Joachim Reidl
Haemophilus influenzae harbours a complex array of factors to resist human complement attack. As non-typeable H. influenzae (NTHi) strains do not possess a capsule, their serum resistance mainly depends on other mechanisms including LOS decoration. In this report, we describe the identification of a highly serum resistant, nasopharyngeal isolate (NTHi23) by screening a collection of 77 clinical isolates. For NTHi23, we defined the MLST sequence type 1133, which matches the profile of a previously published invasive NTHi isolate...
January 30, 2017: International Journal of Medical Microbiology: IJMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28171706/subregional-brain-distribution-of-simple-and-complex-glycosphingolipids-in-the-mucopolysaccharidosis-type-i-hurler-syndrome-mouse-impact-of-diet
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Jennifer T Saville, Hong Ngoc Thai, Rebecca J Lehmann, Ainslie L K Derrick-Roberts, Maria Fuller
Gangliosides are the most complex oligosaccharide-containing glycosphingolipids defined by the presence of sialic acid and although present in all tissues, predominate in the brain. Considering their importance in neural development, it is unsurprising that ganglioside metabolism is altered in neurodegenerative diseases. The severe form of mucopolysaccharidosis type I, Hurler syndrome (HS), is characterised by progressive loss of neuronal function through largely undefined mechanisms. Here we sought to interrogate brain gangliosides in a murine model of HS and further, assessed whether dietary modulation of lipid metabolism effected correction of the metabolic abnormalities...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168856/biophysical-characterization-and-structural-determination-of-the-potent-cytotoxic-psathyrella-asperospora-lectin
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João P Ribeiro, Mohamed Ali Abol Hassan, Razina Rouf, Evelin Tiralongo, Tom W May, Christopher J Day, Anne Imberty, Joe Tiralongo, Annabelle Varrot
A lectin with strong cytotoxic effect on human colon cancer HT29 and monkey kidney VERO cells was recently identified from the Australian indigenous mushroom Psathyrella asperospora and named PAL. We herein present its biochemical and structural analysis using a multidisciplinary approach. Glycan arrays revealed binding preference towards N-acetylglucosamine (GlcNAc) and, to a lesser extent, towards sialic acid (Neu5Ac). Submicromolar and millimolar affinity was measured by surface plasmon resonance for GlcNAc and NeuAc, respectively...
February 7, 2017: Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166830/the-t160a-hemagglutinin-substitution-affects-not-only-receptor-binding-property-but-also-transmissibility-of-h5n1-clade-2-3-4-avian-influenza-virus-in-guinea-pigs
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Min Gu, Qunhui Li, Ruyi Gao, Dongchang He, Yunpeng Xu, Haixu Xu, Lijun Xu, Xiaoquan Wang, Jiao Hu, Xiaowen Liu, Shunlin Hu, Daxin Peng, Xinan Jiao, Xiufan Liu
We generated and characterized site-directed HA mutants on the genetic backbone of H5N1 clade 2.3.4 virus preferentially binding to α-2,3 receptors in order to identify the key determinants in hemagglutinin rendering the dual affinity to both α-2,3 (avian-type) and α-2,6 (human-type) linked sialic acid receptors of the current clade 2.3.4.4 H5NX subtype avian influenza reassortants. The results show that the T160A substitution resulted in the loss of a glycosylation site at 158N and led not only to enhanced binding specificity for human-type receptors but also transmissibility among guinea pigs, which could be considered as an important molecular marker for assessing pandemic potential of H5 subtype avian influenza isolates...
February 6, 2017: Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165727/transition-state-based-sialyltransferase-inhibitors-mimicking-oxocarbenium-ion-by-simple-amide
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Jian Guo, Wenming Li, Weiwei Xue, Xin-Shan Ye
In the new transition-state-based sialyltransferase inhibitors, an amide group was placed at the corresponding C-2 position of CMP-sialic acid to mimic the geometry and charge distribution in the transition-state, and simple aromatic or aliphatic rings were used instead of sialic acid moiety. All synthetic compounds exhibited excellent α(2-6)-sialyltransferase inhibition, resulting in up to a 2600-fold higher affinity for the enzyme than CMP-Neu5Ac, suggesting that amide is a key element for simulating transition-state features...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165356/n-glycoprofiling-analysis-for-carbohydrate-composition-and-site-occupancy-determination-in-a-poly-glycosylated-protein-human-thyrotropin-of-different-origins
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Maria Teresa C P Ribela, Renata Damiani, Felipe D Silva, Eliana R Lima, João E Oliveira, Cibele N Peroni, Peter A Torjesen, Carlos R Soares, Paolo Bartolini
Human thyrotropin (hTSH) is a glycoprotein with three potential glycosylation sites: two in the α-subunit and one in the β-subunit. These sites are not always occupied and occupancy is frequently neglected in glycoprotein characterization, even though it is related to folding, trafficking, initiation of inflammation and host defense, as well as congenital disorders of glycosylation (CDG). For the first time N-glycoprofiling analysis was applied to the site-occupancy determination of two native pituitary hTSH, in comparison with three recombinant preparations of hTSH, a widely used biopharmaceutical...
February 3, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164493/association-between-serum-free-fatty-acids-levels-and-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-a-cross-sectional-study
#19
Juanwen Zhang, Jinmei Yao, Ying Zhao, Nengneng Zheng, Yuying Dai
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to assess the relationship between serum free fatty acid (FFA) levels and gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) in Chinese pregnant women. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed among 779 eligible pregnant women who underwent detailed prenatal visits in Hangzhou, China. RESULTS: Patients with GDM had significantly higher serum FFA levels than those without GDM. Spearman's correlation analysis showed that FFA levels were positively correlated with fasting plasma glucose, 1hPG, 2hPG, HOMA-IR, triglyceride, and sialic acid (p < 0...
January 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155702/molecular-modeling-and-lead-design-of-substituted-zanamivir-derivatives-as-potent-anti-influenza-drugs
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Dhwani Dholakia, Sukriti Goyal, Salma Jamal, Aditi Singh, Asmita Das, Abhinav Grover
BACKGROUND: Influenza virus spreads infection by two main surface glycoproteins, namely hemagglutinin (HA) and neuraminidase (NA). NA cleaves the sialic acid receptors eventually releasing newly formed virus particles which then invade new cells. Inhibition of NA could limit the replication of virus to one round which is insufficient to cause the disease. RESULTS: An experimentally reported series of acylguanidine zanamivir derivatives was used to develop GQSAR model targeting NA in different strains of influenza virus, H1N1 and H3N2...
December 22, 2016: BMC Bioinformatics
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