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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642677/a-novel-workflow-combining-plaque-imaging-plaque-and-plasma-proteomics-identifies-biomarkers-of-human-coronary-atherosclerotic-plaque-disruption
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Regent Lee, Roman Fischer, Philip D Charles, David Adlam, Alessandro Valli, Katalin Di Gleria, Rajesh K Kharbanda, Robin P Choudhury, Charalambos Antoniades, Benedikt M Kessler, Keith M Channon
BACKGROUND: Atherosclerotic plaque rupture is the culprit event which underpins most acute vascular syndromes such as acute myocardial infarction. Novel biomarkers of plaque rupture could improve biological understanding and clinical management of patients presenting with possible acute vascular syndromes but such biomarker(s) remain elusive. Investigation of biomarkers in the context of de novo plaque rupture in humans is confounded by the inability to attribute the plaque rupture as the source of biomarker release, as plaque ruptures are typically associated with prompt down-stream events of myocardial necrosis and systemic inflammation...
2017: Clinical Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639697/determination-of-metabolic-resistance-mechanisms-in-pyrethroid-resistant-and-fipronil-tolerant-brown-dog-ticks
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A L Eiden, P E Kaufman, F M Oi, M J Dark, J R Bloomquist, R J Miller
Rhipicephalus sanguineus (Latreille) (Ixodida: Ixodidae) is a three-host dog tick found worldwide that is able to complete its' entire lifecycle indoors. Options for the management of R. sanguineus are limited and its' control relies largely on only a few acaricidal active ingredients. Previous studies have confirmed permethrin resistance and fipronil tolerance in R. sanguineus populations, commonly conferred by metabolic detoxification or target site mutations. Herein, five strains of permethrin-resistant and three strains of fipronil-tolerant ticks were evaluated for metabolic resistance using synergists to block metabolic enzymes...
June 22, 2017: Medical and Veterinary Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639360/the-mechanism-of-coupling-between-oxido-reduction-and-proton-translocation-in-respiratory-chain-enzymes
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Sergio Papa, Giuseppe Capitanio, Francesco Papa
The respiratory chain of mitochondria and bacteria is made up of a set of membrane-associated enzyme complexes which catalyse sequential, stepwise transfer of reducing equivalents from substrates to oxygen and convert redox energy into a transmembrane protonmotive force (PMF) by proton translocation from a negative (N) to a positive (P) aqueous phase separated by the coupling membrane. There are three basic mechanisms by which a membrane-associated redox enzyme can generate a PMF. These are membrane anisotropic arrangement of the primary redox catalysis with: (i) vectorial electron transfer by redox metal centres from the P to the N side of the membrane; (ii) hydrogen transfer by movement of quinones across the membrane, from a reduction site at the N side to an oxidation site at the P side; (iii) a different type of mechanism based on co-operative allosteric linkage between electron transfer at the metal redox centres and transmembrane electrogenic proton translocation by apoproteins...
June 21, 2017: Biological Reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639228/role-of-20-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic-acid-20-hete-in-androgen-mediated-cell-viability-in-prostate-cancer-cells
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Cecilia Colombero, Daniela Papademetrio, Paula Sacca, Eduardo Mormandi, Elida Alvarez, Susana Nowicki
20-Hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid (20-HETE) is generated intracellularly through the ω-hydroxylation of arachidonic acid by the cytochrome P450 (in humans, CYP4A11 and CYP4F2). 20-HETE induces mitogenic responses in different cancer cells. The aim of this study was to analyze how 20-HETE impacts cell survival, proliferation, and apoptosis in prostate cancer cells. Incubation of the human androgen-sensitive cells (LNCaP) with 1-10 μM HET0016 (a selective inhibitor of 20-HETE synthesis) reduced cell viability by 49*-64%* (*p < 0...
June 21, 2017: Hormones & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638398/discovery-of-putative-herbicide-resistance-genes-and-its-regulatory-network-in-chickpea-using-transcriptome-sequencing
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Mir A Iquebal, Khela R Soren, Priyanka Gangwar, P S Shanmugavadivel, K Aravind, Deepak Singla, Sarika Jaiswal, Rahul S Jasrotia, Sushil K Chaturvedi, Narendra P Singh, Rajeev K Varshney, Anil Rai, Dinesh Kumar
Background: Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) contributes 75% of total pulse production. Being cheaper than animal protein, makes it important in dietary requirement of developing countries. Weed not only competes with chickpea resulting into drastic yield reduction but also creates problem of harboring fungi, bacterial diseases and insect pests. Chemical approach having new herbicide discovery has constraint of limited lead molecule options, statutory regulations and environmental clearance. Through genetic approach, transgenic herbicide tolerant crop has given successful result but led to serious concern over ecological safety thus non-transgenic approach like marker assisted selection is desirable...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636311/insights-into-integrated-lead-generation-and-target-identification-in-malaria-and-tuberculosis-drug-discovery
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John Okombo, Kelly Chibale
New, safe and effective drugs are urgently needed to treat and control malaria and tuberculosis, which affect millions of people annually. However, financial return on investment in the poor settings where these diseases are mostly prevalent is very minimal to support market-driven drug discovery and development. Moreover, the imminent loss of therapeutic lifespan of existing therapies due to evolution and spread of drug resistance further compounds the urgency to identify novel effective drugs. However, the advent of new public-private partnerships focused on tropical diseases and the recent release of large data sets by pharmaceutical companies on antimalarial and antituberculosis compounds derived from phenotypic whole cell high throughput screening have spurred renewed interest and opened new frontiers in malaria and tuberculosis drug discovery...
June 21, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634030/effects-of-membrane-curvature-and-ph-on-proton-pumping-activity-of-single-cytochrome-bo3-enzymes
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Mengqiu Li, Sanobar Khan, Honglin Rong, Roman Tuma, Nikos S Hatzakis, Lars J C Jeuken
The molecular mechanism of proton pumping by heme-copper oxidases (HCO) has intrigued the scientific community since it was first proposed. We have recently reported a novel technology that enables the continuous characterisation of proton transport activity of a HCO and ubiquinol oxidase from Escherichia coli, cytochrome bo3, for hundreds of seconds on the single enzyme level (Li et al. J Am Chem Soc 137 (2015) 16055-16063). Here, we have extended these studies by additional experiments and analyses of the proton transfer rate as a function of proteoliposome size and pH at the N- and P-side of single HCOs...
June 17, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633455/fetal-metabolic-stress-disrupts-immune-homeostasis-and-induces-pro-inflammatory-responses-in-hiv-1-and-cart-exposed-infants
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Johannes C Schoeman, Gontse P Moutloatse, Amy C Harms, Rob J Vreeken, Henriette J Scherpbier, Liesbeth Van Leeuwen, Taco W Kuijpers, Carools J Reinecke, Ruud Berger, Thomas Hankemeier, Madeleine J Bunders
Increased morbidity and fetal growth restriction are reported in uninfected children born to HIV-1-infected women treated with antiretroviral (ARV) therapy. Viruses and/or pharmacological interventions such as ARVs can induce metabolic stress skewing the cell's immune response and restricting (cell) growth. Novel metabolomic techniques provided the opportunity to investigate the impact of fetal HIV-1 and combination ARV therapy (cART)-exposure on the infants' immune-metabolome. Peroxidized lipids, generated by reactive oxygen species, were increased in cART/HIV-1-exposed infants, indicating altered mitochondrial functioning...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633104/transcriptional-and-cellular-effects-of-paracetamol-in-the-oyster-crassostrea-gigas
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M J Bebianno, A C P Mello, M A S Serrano, F Flores-Nunes, J J Mattos, F L Zacchi, C E Piazza, M N Siebert, R S Piazza, C H A M Gomes, C M R Melo, A C D Bainy
Acetaminophen (paracetamol) (PAR) is one of the most popular non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) with analgesic and antipyretic properties consumed worldwide and often detected in the aquatic environment. Due to the fact that PAR induces oxidative stress in mammals, the aim of this study was to evaluate if similar effects were observed in oysters Crassostrea gigas, given their economic and ecological importance and worldwide distribution. Oysters were exposed for 1, 4 and 7 days to two different sublethal PAR concentrations (0, 1 and 100μgL(-1))...
June 17, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631076/effects-of-glycyrrhizic-acid-on-the-pharmacokinetics-of-pristimerin-in-rats-and-its-potential-mechanism
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Xiufen Zhao, Yan Wu, Dongmei Wang
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Pristimerin has been reported to possess a wide range of pharmacological activities. This study investigates the effects of glycyrrhizic acid on the pharmacokinetics of pristimerin in rats. METHODS: The pharmacokinetics of orally administered pristimerin (2 mg/kg) with or without glycyrrhizic acid pretreatment (at a dose of 100 mg/kg/day for 7 days) were investigated. The plasma concentration of pristimerin was determined using a sensitive and reliable LC-MS/MS method, and the pharmacokinetics profiles were calculated and compared...
June 19, 2017: European Journal of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629829/morphological-variability-and-molecular-characterization-of-pomphorhynchus-zhoushanensis-sp-nov-acanthocephala-pomphorhynchidae-with-comments-on-the-systematic-status-of-pomphorhynchus-monticelli-1905
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Liang Li, Hui-Xia Chen, Omar M Amin, Yue Yang
Species of Pomphorhynchus Monticelli, 1905 commonly parasitize the digestive tract of freshwater fishes, and rarely occur in marine fishes and amphibians. In the present study, Pomphorhynchus zhoushanensis sp. nov., collected from the barred knifejaw Oplegnathus fasciatus (Temminck & Schlegel) (Perciformes: Oplegnathidae) in the East China Sea, was described using integrated approaches, including light and scanning electron microscopy, and the sequencing and analysing of ribosomal [small ribosomal DNA (18S) and internal transcribed spacer (ITS)] and mitochondrial [cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 (cox1)] target regions...
June 16, 2017: Parasitology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629118/long-term-dexamethasone-exposure-down-regulates-hepatic-tfr1-and-reduces-liver-iron-concentration-in-rats
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Huifang Li, Shuxia Jiang, Chun Yang, Shu Yang, Bin He, Wenqiang Ma, Ruqian Zhao
Exposure to stress is known to cause hepatic iron dysregulation, but the relationship between prolonged stress and liver iron metabolism is not yet fully understood. Thirty 13-week-old female Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into two groups, as follows: the control group (saline-injection) and the dexamethasone group (Dexamethasone (Dex)-injection 0.1 mg/kg/day). After the 21-day stress trial, the results showed that chronic Dex administration not only impaired serum corticosterone (p = 0.00) and interleukin-6 (IL-6) (p = 0...
June 17, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629026/multistate-proteinous-biomemory-device-based-on-redox-controllable-hapten-cross-linker
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Remziye Güzel, Arzu Ersöz, İbrahim Dolak, Rıdvan Say
A multistate biomemory device consisting of cytochrome c (Cyt-c) photosensitively cross-linked by MACys-Ru(bipyr)2-MACys hapten molecules, which have memory effect through a charge transfer mechanism, has been developed. In this study, it has suggested a highly resolute surface-confined switch composed a signal-enhanced electro-active protein (Cyt-c) co-polymerized on the gold substrates that can be controlled by redox property through Ruthenium based cysteine monomer hapten, MACys-Ru(bipyr)2-MACys as an ANADOLUCA photosensitive cross-linker...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628909/nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-impairs-the-cytochrome-p-450-dependent-metabolism-of-%C3%AE-tocopherol-vitamin-e
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Desirée Bartolini, Pierangelo Torquato, Carolina Barola, Angelo Russo, Chiara Rychlicki, Danilo Giusepponi, Guido Bellezza, Angelo Sidoni, Roberta Galarini, Gianluca Svegliati-Baroni, Francesco Galli
This study aims to investigate in in vivo and in vitro models of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) the enzymatic metabolism of α-tocopherol (vitamin E) and its relationship to vitamin E-responsive genes with key role in the lipid metabolism and detoxification of the liver. The experimental models included mice fed a high-fat diet combined or not with fructose (HFD+F) and HepG2 human hepatocarcinoma cells treated with the lipogenic agents palmitate, oleate or fructose. CYP4F2 protein, a cytochrome P-450 isoform with proposed α-tocopherol ω-hydroxylase activity, decreased in HFD and even more in HFD+F mice liver; this finding was associated with increased hepatic levels of α-tocopherol and decreased formation of the corresponding long-chain metabolites α-13-hydroxy and α-13-carboxy chromanols...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628905/a-ros-mediated-mitochondrial-pathway-and-nrf2-pathway-activation-are-involved-in-bde-47-induced-apoptosis-in-neuro-2a-cells
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Hongmei Chen, Xuexi Tang, Bin Zhou, Zhongyuan Zhou, Ningning Xu, You Wang
Our previous study showed that 2,2'-,4,4'-tetrabromodiphenyl ether (BDE-47) is cytotoxic and induces apoptosis in Neuro-2a cells. In the present study, we aimed to investigate whether nuclear factor (erythroid-derived 2)-like 2 (Nrf2), an antioxidant transcriptional regulator of oxidative stress and apoptosis, is involved in this process. The results of toxicological experiments showed that BDE-47 decreased the cellular mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP) and increased cytochrome c release to the cytoplasm, followed by an increase in intracellular caspase-9 and caspase-3 activity, suggesting that a mitochondrial pathway was involved in the apoptotic process...
June 3, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624812/extracorporeal-shock-wave-treatment-attenuated-left-ventricular-dysfunction-and-remodeling-in-mini-pig-with-cardiorenal-syndrome
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Jiunn-Jye Sheu, Hani E E Ali, Ben-Chung Cheng, Hsin-Ju Chiang, Pei-Hsun Sung, Kuan-Hung Chen, Chih-Chao Yang, Yen-Ta Chen, John Y Chiang, Pao-Yuan Lin, Sarah Chua, Han-Tan Chai, Sheng-Ying Chung, Cheuk-Kwan Sun, Hon-Kan Yip
This study tested the hypothesis that extracorporeal shock wave (ECSW) treatment can improve ischemia-induced left ventricular (LV) dysfunction in mini-pig with co-existing chronic kidney disease (CKD). LV ischemia in mini-pigs was induced by applying an ameroid constrictor over mid-left anterior descending artery (LAD), while model of CKD was established by right nephrectomy with partial ligation of left renal arterioles 2 weeks before LAD constriction. Thirty mini-pigs were randomly divided into group 1 (sham-control), group 2 (LV-ischemia), group 3 (LV-ischemia + CKD), Group 4 [LV-ischemia + ECSW (applied 1200 shots at 0...
May 30, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624525/regulation-of-hepatic-abcb4-and-cyp3a65-gene-expression-and-multidrug-multixenobiotic-resistance-mdr-mxr-functional-activity-in-the-model-teleost-danio-rerio-zebrafish
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Jeremy S Jackson, Christopher J Kennedy
Multidrug/multixenobiotic resistance (MDR/MXR) confers resistance to a diverse range of potentially toxic pharmaceuticals and environmental contaminants through a cellular response that involves the coordinated induction and activity of the ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporter P-glycoprotein (P-gp) and the Phase I metabolizing enzyme cytochrome P450 3A (CYP3A). In mammals, ligand-mediated pregnane X receptor (PXR) transcriptional activity regulates the induction of P-gp and CYP3A; however, this mechanism has not been well-characterized in fish...
June 14, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Toxicology & Pharmacology: CBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622553/toxic-responses-of-cytochrome-p450-sub-enzyme-activities-to-heavy-metals-exposure-in-soil-and-correlation-with-their-bioaccumulation-in-eisenia-fetida
#18
Xiufeng Cao, Ran Bi, Yufang Song
The dose- and time- dependent responses of cytochrome P450 (CYP) sub-enzyme activities to heavy metals in soil, and the relationships between biomarker responses and metal bioaccumulation in Eisenia fetida were evaluated. Earthworms were exposed to soils spiked with increasing doses of Cd, Cu, Pb or Zn for 21 d. Results demonstrated that EROD and CYP3A4 activities responded significantly with increasing dose and exposure duration. EROD activity significantly (P < 0.05) correlated with CYP3A4 activity exposed to Pb and Cu...
June 13, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620401/transcriptome-profiling-of-tomato-uncovers-an-involvement-of-cytochrome-p450s-and-peroxidases-in-stigma-color-formation
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Yan Zhang, Guiye Zhao, Yushun Li, Jie Zhang, Meijing Shi, Tayeb Muhammad, Yan Liang
Stigma is a crucial structure of female reproductive organ in plants. Stigma color is usually regarded as an important trait in variety identification in some species, but the molecular mechanism of stigma color formation remains elusive. Here, we characterized a tomato mutant, yellow stigma (ys), that shows yellow rather than typical green color in the stigma. Analysis of pigment contents revealed that the level of flavonoid naringenin chalcone was increased in the ys stigma, possibly as a result of higher accumulation of p-coumaric acid, suggesting that naringenin chalcone might play a vital role in yellow color control in tomato stigma...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618207/effect-of-dioxin-and-17%C3%AE-estradiol-on-the-expression-of-cytochrome-p450-1a1-gene-via-an-estrogen-receptor-dependent-pathway-in-cellular-and-xenografted-models
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Ryeo-Eun Go, Kyung-A Hwang, Cho-Won Kim, Yong-Sub Byun, Ki-Hoan Nam, Kyung-Chul Choi
Cytochrome P450 (CYP) 1A1 plays a major role in the metabolic activation of procarcinogens to carcinogens via aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) pathway. Especially, 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) is known as an agonist of AhR. In estrogen responsive cancers, 17β-estradiol (E2) may influence on AhR dependent expression of CYP1 family via the interaction between estrogen receptor (ER) and AhR. In the present study, the effect of E2/ER on the expression of AhR and CYP1A1 genes was investigated for MCF-7 clonal variant (MCF-7 CV) breast cancer cells expressing ER...
June 15, 2017: Environmental Toxicology
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