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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513561/the-effect-of-physicochemical-modification-on-the-function-of-antibodies-induced-by-anti-nicotine-vaccine-in-mice
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Jennifer M Thorn, Keshab Bhattacharya, Renata Crutcher, Justin Sperry, Colleen Isele, Barbara Kelly, Libbey Yates, James Zobel, Ningli Zhang, Heather L Davis, Michael J McCluskie
Smoking remains one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. One approach to assisting smoking cessation is via anti-nicotine vaccines, composed of nicotine-like haptens conjugated to a carrier protein plus adjuvant(s). We have previously shown that the carrier, hapten, linker, hapten load, degree of conjugate aggregation, and presence of adducts can each influence the function (nicotine-binding capacity) of the antibody (Ab) induced. Herein, we extend those findings and show that tertiary structure is also critical to the induction of functional immune responses and that this can be influenced by conjugation conditions...
May 17, 2017: Vaccines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512623/ca-2-microdomains-in-t-lymphocytes
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REVIEW
Insa M A Wolf, Andreas H Guse
Early Ca(2+) signaling is characterized by occurrence of Ca(2+) microdomains formed by opening of single or clusters of Ca(2+) channels, thereby initiating first signaling and subsequently activating global Ca(2+) signaling mechanisms. However, only few data are available focusing on the first seconds and minutes of Ca(2+) microdomain formation and related signaling pathways in activated T-lymphocytes. In this review, we condense current knowledge on Ca(2+) microdomain formation in T-lymphocytes and early Ca(2+) signaling, function of Ca(2+) microdomains, and microdomain organization...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509952/high-yield-production-of-mannitol-by-leuconostoc-pseudomesenteroides-ctcc-g123-from-chicory-derived-inulin-hydrolysate
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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/28507682/sabre-hyperpolarisation-of-vitamin-b3-as-a-function-of-ph
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A M Olaru, M J Burns, G G R Green, S B Duckett
In this work we describe how the signal enhancements obtained through the SABRE process in methanol-d4 solution are significantly affected by pH. Nicotinic acid (vitamin B3, NA) is used as the agent, and changing pH is shown to modify the level of polarisation transfer by over an order of magnitude, with significant improvements being seen in terms of the signal amplitude and relaxation rate at high pH values. These observations reveal that manipulating pH to improve SABRE enhancements levels may improve the potential of this method to quantify low concentrations of analytes in mixtures...
March 1, 2017: Chemical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507103/nicotinic-acid-phosphoribosyltransferase-regulates-cancer-cell-metabolism-susceptibility-to-nampt-inhibitors-and-dna-repair
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Francesco Piacente, Irene Caffa, Silvia Ravera, Giovanna Sociali, Mario Passalacqua, Valerio G Vellone, Pamela Becherini, Daniele Reverberi, Fiammetta Monacelli, Alberto Ballestrero, Patrizio Odetti, Antonia Cagnetta, Michele Cea, Aimable Nahimana, Michel A Duchosal, Santina Bruzzone, Alessio Nencioni
In the last decade, substantial efforts have been made to identify NAD+ biosynthesis inhibitors, specifically against nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase (NAMPT), as preclinical studies indicate their potential efficacy as cancer drugs. However, the clinical activity of NAMPT inhibitors has proven limited, suggesting that alternative NAD+ production routes exploited by tumors confer resistance. Here we show the gene encoding nicotinic acid phosphoribosyltransferase (NAPRT), a second NAD+ producing enzyme, is amplified and overexpressed in a subset of common types of cancer, including ovarian cancer, where NAPRT expression correlates with a BRCAness gene expression signature...
May 15, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503509/nicotinamide-reduces-amyloid-precursor-protein-and-presenilin-1-in-brain-tissues-of-amyloid-beta-tail-vein-injected-mice
#6
Eun Jin Kim, Soo Jin Yang
The purpose of this study is to investigate whether nicotinic acid (NA) and nicotinamide (NAM) reduce the Alzheimer disease (AD)-related gene expression in brain tissues of amyloid beta (Aβ)-injected mice. Male Crj:CD1 (ICR) mice were divided into 6 treatment groups; 1) control, 2) Aβ control, 3) Aβ + NA 20 mg/kg/day (NA20), 4) Aβ + NA40, 5) Aβ + NAM 200 mg/kg/day (NAM200), and 6) Aβ + NAM400. After 1-week acclimation period, the mice orally received NA or NAM once a day for a total of 7 successive days...
April 2017: Clinical Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501542/metabolite-profile-of-koji-amazake-and-its-lactic-acid-fermentation-product-by-lactobacillus-sakei-uonuma
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Yoshifumi Oguro, Toshikazu Nishiwaki, Ryota Shinada, Kazuya Kobayashi, Atsushi Kurahashi
The koji amazake is a traditional sweet Japanese beverage. It has been consumed for over a thousand years in Japan; nonetheless, little is yet known of the ingredients in koji amazake. Therefore, this study aimed to analyze the metabolites of koji amazake using a metabolomics approach. Additionally, we reformed the flavor of koji amazake by lactic acid fermentation (LAF-amazake) using Lactobacillus sakei UONUMA, which was isolated from snow caverns. The purpose of this article is to identify the ingredients in these beverages...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499205/comparative-metabolomics-analysis-for-the-compatibility-and-incompatibility-of-kansui-and-licorice-with-different-ratios-by-uhplc-qtof-ms-and-multivariate-data-analysis
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Juan Shen, Zong-Jin Pu, Jun Kai, An Kang, Yu-Ping Tang, Li-Li Shang, Gui-Sheng Zhou, Zhen-Hua Zhu, Er-Xin Shang, Shao-Ping Li, Yu-Jie Cao, Wei-Wei Tao, Shu-Lan Su, Li Zhang, Huiping Zhou, Da-Wei Qian, Jin-Ao Duan
Kansui, the root of Euphorbia kansui T.N. Liou ex T.P. Wang (Euphorbiaceae), is a well-known poisonous traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). However, many monographs of TCM indicated that it cannot be co-used with licorice, as kansui-licorice is a typical "eighteen incompatible" medicaments. Our previous studies have indicated that kansui was effective in treating malignant pleural effusion (MPE), and the efficacy could be weakened by the co-use of licorice, even causing serious toxicity at the given ratio. Nevertheless, the actual mechanisms of their dosage-toxicity-efficacy relationship need to be well clarified...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496108/alpha7-nicotinic-acetylcholine-receptor-agonist-promotes-retinal-ganglion-cell-function-via-modulating-gabaergic-presynaptic-activity-in-a-chronic-glaucomatous-model
#9
Xujiao Zhou, Yun Cheng, Rong Zhang, Gang Li, Boqi Yang, Shenghai Zhang, Jihong Wu
Alpha-7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (α7-nAChR) agonists can prevent glutamate-induced excitotoxicity in cultured retinal ganglion cells (RGCs). However, the neuroprotective effects and the mechanism of action of PNU-282987, an α7-nAChR agonist, in a chronic in vivo rat glaucoma model are poorly understood. We found that elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) downregulated retinal α7-nAChR expression. Electroretinography revealed that the amplitude of the photopic negative response (PhNR) decreased in parallel with the loss of RGCs caused by elevated IOP...
May 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485955/field-induced-co-ii-single-ion-magnets-with-mer-directing-ligands-but-ambiguous-coordination-geometry
#10
Yan Peng, Valeriu Mereacre, Christopher E Anson, Yiquan Zhang, Tilmann Bodenstein, Karin Fink, Annie K Powell
Three air-stable Co(II) mononuclear complexes with different aromatic substituents have been prepared and structurally characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. The mononuclear complexes [Co(H2L1)2]·2THF (1), [Co(HL2)2] (2), and [Co(H2L3)2]·CH2Cl2 (3) (where H3L1, H2L2, and H3L3 represent 3-hydroxy-naphthalene-2-carboxylic acid (6-hydroxymethyl-pyridin-2-ylmethylene) hydrazide, nicotinic acid (6-hydroxymethyl-pyridin-2-ylmethylene) hydrazide, and 2-hydroxy-benzoic acid (6-hydroxymethyl-pyridin-2-ylmethylene) hydrazide, respectively) feature a distorted mer octahedral coordination geometry...
May 9, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485581/electrochemical-sensing-of-neurotoxic-agents-based-on-their-electron-transfer-promotion-effect-on-an-au-electrode
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Hiroshi Shimada, Shiori Noguchi, Masahiro Yamamoto, Katsuhiko Nishiyama, Yusuke Kitamura, Toshihiro Ihara
An electrochemical molecular sensor based on a new principle is reported. Nereistoxin (NRT, 4-N,N-dimethylamino-1,2-dithiolane), a naturally occurring neurotoxin (nicotinic acetylcholine receptor agonist), was adsorbed on an Au electrode via Au-S covalent bonding and accelerated the electron transfer between the electrode and the marker, ferricyanide anion. The contrast between the electrochemical responses obtained with the bare and NRT-modified Au electrodes was more pronounced at a low ionic strength of the supporting electrolyte, KCl...
May 16, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485403/gad1-alternative-transcripts-and-dna-methylation-in-human-prefrontal-cortex-and-hippocampus-in-brain-development-schizophrenia
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R Tao, K N Davis, C Li, J H Shin, Y Gao, A E Jaffe, M C Gondré-Lewis, D R Weinberger, J E Kleinman, T M Hyde
Genetic variations and adverse environmental events in utero or shortly after birth can lead to abnormal brain development and increased risk of schizophrenia. γ-Aminobutyric acid (GABA), the major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the mammalian brain, plays a vital role in normal brain development. GABA synthesis is controlled by enzymes derived from two glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD) genes, GAD1 and GAD2, both of which produce transcript isoforms. While the full-length GAD1 transcript (GAD67) has been implicated in the neuropathology of schizophrenia, the transcript structure of GAD1 in the human brain has not been fully characterized...
May 9, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483975/developmental-disruption-of-recurrent-inhibitory-feedback-results-in-compensatory-adaptation-in-the-renshaw-cell-motor-neuron-circuit
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Anders Enjin, Sharn Perry, Markus M Hilscher, Chetan Nagaraja, Martin Larhammar, Henrik Gezelius, Anders Eriksson, Katarina E Leão, Klas Kullander
When activating muscles, motor neurons in the spinal cord also activate Renshaw cells, which provide recurrent inhibitory feedback to the motor neurons. The tight coupling with motor neurons suggests that Renshaw cells have an integral role in movement, a role that is yet to be elucidated. Here we used the selective expression of the nicotinic cholinergic receptor alpha 2 (Chrna2) in mice to genetically target the vesicular inhibitory amino acid transporter (VIAAT) in Renshaw cells. Loss of VIAAT from Chrna2(Cre) expressing Renshaw cells did not impact any aspect of drug-induced fictive locomotion in the neonatal mouse, nor did it change gait, motor coordination or grip strength in adult mice of both sexes...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482017/evaluation-of-nicotine-pharmacokinetics-and-subjective-effects-following-use-of-a-novel-nicotine-delivery-system
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Axel Teichert, Patrick Brossard, Loyse Felber Medlin, Larissa Sandalic, Mikael Franzon, Chris Wynne, Murray Laugesen, Frank Lüdicke
Introduction: Novel nicotine delivery systems represent an evolving part of the tobacco harm reduction strategy. The pharmacokinetic (PK) profile of nicotine delivered by P3L, a pulmonary nicotine delivery system, and its effects on smoking urges and craving relief in relation to Nicorette® inhalator were evaluated. Methods: This open-label, ascending nicotine levels study was conducted in 16 healthy smokers. Three different nicotine delivery levels, 50, 80, and 150 µg/puff delivered by the P3L system were evaluated consecutively on different days, after the use of the Nicorette® inhalator...
May 6, 2017: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479061/crystal-structures-of-human-glyr%C3%AE-3-bound-to-ivermectin
#15
Xin Huang, Hao Chen, Paul L Shaffer
Ivermectin acts as a positive allosteric modulator of several Cys-loop receptors including the glutamate-gated chloride channels (GluCls), γ-aminobutyric acid receptors (GABAARs), glycine receptors (GlyRs), and neuronal α7-nicotinic receptors (α7 nAChRs). The crystal structure of Caenorhabditis elegans GluCl complexed with ivermectin revealed the details of its ivermectin binding site. Although the electron microscopy structure of zebrafish GlyRα1 complexed with ivermectin demonstrated a similar binding orientation, detailed structural information on the ivermectin binding and pore opening for Cys-loop receptors in vertebrates has been elusive...
May 4, 2017: Structure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473059/nicotinamide-protects-hepatocytes-against-palmitate-induced-lipotoxicity-via-sirt1-dependent-autophagy-induction
#16
Chen Shen, Xiaobing Dou, Yue Ma, Wang Ma, Songtao Li, Zhenyuan Song
Lipotoxicity induced by saturated fatty acids (SFAs) plays a pathological role in the development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD); however, the exact mechanism remains to be clearly elucidated. Palmitate is the most abundant SFA in the circulation and major lipotoxic inducer. Accumulating evidence supports that autophagy induction is protective against palmitate-induced cell death in a variety of cell types, including hepatocytes. Nicotinamide is the amide form of nicotinic acid (vitamin B3, Niacin) and a dietary supplementation as a source of vitamin B3...
April 2017: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472095/oxidative-profiling-of-the-failing-right-heart-in-rats-with-pulmonary-hypertension
#17
Xinhong Wang, Nataliia V Shults, Yuichiro J Suzuki
Right heart failure is the major cause of death among patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Understanding the biology of the right ventricle (RV) should help developing new therapeutic strategies. Rats subjected to the injection of Sugen5416 (an inhibitors of vascular endothelial growth factor receptor) plus the ovalbumin immunization had increased pulmonary arterial pressure and severe vascular remodeling. RVs of these rats were hypertrophied and had severe cardiac fibrosis. No apoptosis was, however, detected...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469468/kynurenine-pathway-of-tryptophan-metabolism-regulatory-and-functional-aspects
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REVIEW
Abdulla A-B Badawy
Regulatory and functional aspects of the kynurenine (K) pathway (KP) of tryptophan (Trp) degradation are reviewed. The KP accounts for ~95% of dietary Trp degradation, of which 90% is attributed to the hepatic KP. During immune activation, the minor extrahepatic KP plays a more active role. The KP is rate-limited by its first enzyme, Trp 2,3-dioxygenase (TDO), in liver and indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) elsewhere. TDO is regulated by glucocorticoid induction, substrate activation and stabilization by Trp, cofactor activation by heme, and end-product inhibition by reduced nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (phosphate)...
2017: International Journal of Tryptophan Research: IJTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469467/interactions-of-tryptophan-and-its-catabolites-with-melatonin-and-the-alpha-7-nicotinic-receptor-in-central-nervous-system-and-psychiatric-disorders-role-of-the-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-and-direct-mitochondria-regulation
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REVIEW
George Anderson, Michael Maes
Recent work indicates an intimate interaction of the tryptophan catabolite (TRYCAT) pathways with the melatonergic pathways, primarily via TRYCAT pathway induction taking tryptophan away from the production of serotonin, which is a necessary precursor for the melatonergic pathways. The alpha 7 nicotinic receptor may be significantly modulated by this interaction, given its inactivation by the TRYCAT, kynurenic acid, and its induction by melatonin. Similarly, the aryl hydrocarbon receptor is activated by both kynurenic acid and kynurenine, leading to CYP1A2 and melatonin metabolism, whereas melatonin may act to inhibit the aryl hydrocarbon receptor...
2017: International Journal of Tryptophan Research: IJTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455340/engineering-escherichia-coli-nicotinic-acid-mononucleotide-adenylyltransferase-for-fully-active-amidated-nad-biosynthesis
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Xueying Wang, Yongjin J Zhou, Lei Wang, Wujun Liu, Yuxue Liu, Chang Peng, Zongbao K Zhao
Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) and its reduced form NADH function as essential redox cofactors and have major roles in determining cellular metabolic features. NAD can be synthesized through deamidated and amidated pathway, of which the key reaction involves adenylylation of nicotinic acid mononucleotide (NaMN) and nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN), respectively. In Escherichia coli, NAD de novo biosynthesis depends on the protein NadD-catalyzed adenylylation of NaMN to nicotinic acid adenine dinucleotide (NaAD), followed by NAD synthase-catalyzed amidation...
April 28, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
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