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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445040/chemoenzymatic-total-synthesis-of-the-proposed-structures-of-putaminoxins-b-and-d
#1
Carolin Bisterfeld, Claudia Holec, Dietrich Böse, Patrick Marx, Jörg Pietruszka
Different enzymatic and nonenzymatic approaches were tested and compared to afford enantiopure homoallylic and allylic alcohols as building blocks in a total synthesis showcase. Thereby, highly enantioselective alcohol dehydrogenases and the P450 BM3 monooxygenase variant A74G L188Q were compared to classical asymmetric reagent-controlled allyl additions. Thus, the first total syntheses of the proposed structures for putaminoxins B/D and their respective enantiomers were accomplished. Detailed spectroscopic analysis of the newly synthesized compounds unraveled a discrepancy with respect to the reported structures of putaminoxins B/D...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442559/impact-of-27-hydroxylase-cyp27a1-and-27-hydroxycholesterol-in-breast-cancer
#2
Siker Kimbung, Chingyi Chang, Pär-Ola Bendahl, Laura Dubois, Will J Thompson, Donald P McDonnell, Signe Borgquist
The impact of systemic 27-hydroxycholesterol (27HC) and intra-tumoral CYP27A1 expression on pathobiology and clinical response to statins in breast cancer needs clarification. 27HC is an oxysterol produced from cholesterol by the monooxygenase CYP27A1, which regulates intracellular cholesterol homeostasis. 27HC also acts as an endogenous selective estrogen receptor (ER) modulator capable of increasing breast cancer growth and metastasis. 27HC levels can be modulated by statins or direct inhibition of CYP27A1, thereby attenuating its pro-tumorigenic activities...
April 25, 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440408/identification-of-potential-gene-targets-in-systemic-vasculitis-using-dna-microarray-analysis
#3
Yiwen Feng, Miao Zheng, Shujie Gan, Lei Zhang, Zhong Wan, Yanping Zhang, Qin Qian, Jingdong Tang
The present study aimed to identify the involvement of critical genes in systemic vasculitis, to gain an improved understanding of the molecular circuity and to investigate novel potential gene targets for systemic vasculitis treatment. The dual‑color cDNA microarray data of GSE16945, consisting of peripheral mononuclear blood cell specimens from 13 patients with systemic vasculitis and 16 healthy controls, was downloaded from the Gene Expression Omnibus database. Differentially expressed genes (DEGs) were screened in systemic vasculitis compared with controls using BRB ArrayTools, followed by the construction of a protein‑protein interaction (PPI) network using the clusterProfiler package, and significant functional interaction (FI) module selection...
April 11, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435299/genetic-interrelations-in-the-actinomycin-biosynthetic-gene-clusters-of-streptomyces-antibioticus-imru-3720-and-streptomyces-chrysomallus-atcc11523-producers-of-actinomycin-x-and-actinomycin-c
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Ivana Crnovčić, Christian Rückert, Siamak Semsary, Manuel Lang, Jörn Kalinowski, Ullrich Keller
Sequencing the actinomycin (acm) biosynthetic gene cluster of Streptomyces antibioticus IMRU 3720, which produces actinomycin X (Acm X), revealed 20 genes organized into a highly similar framework as in the bi-armed acm C biosynthetic gene cluster of Streptomyces chrysomallus but without an attached additional extra arm of orthologues as in the latter. Curiously, the extra arm of the S. chrysomallus gene cluster turned out to perfectly match the single arm of the S. antibioticus gene cluster in the same order of orthologues including the the presence of two pseudogenes, scacmM and scacmN, encoding a cytochrome P450 and its ferredoxin, respectively...
2017: Advances and Applications in Bioinformatics and Chemistry: AABC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435029/activity-of-carboxylesterases-glutathione-s-transferase-and-monooxygenase-on-rhipicephalus-microplus-exposed-to-fluazuron
#5
Fabrício Nascimento Gaudêncio, Guilherme Marcondes Klafke, Vinícius Menezes Tunholi-Alves, Thaís Paes Ferreira, Cristiane Nunes Coelho, Adivaldo Henrique da Fonseca, Isabele da Costa Angelo, Jairo Pinheiro
The objective of this study was to assess the effect of the exposure to fluazuron on the activity of common pesticide detoxification enzyme groups in the cattle tick (Rhipicephalus microplus). Engorged females of a susceptible strain (POA) and a resistant strain (Jaguar) were exposed in vitro to fluazuron and their eggs and larvae were used to compare the activities of the general esterases, mixed-function oxidases (MFO) and glutathione-S-transferase (GST). The results showed significant elevation in MFO contents and esterases activity in the resistant strain when compared with the susceptible strain, in eggs and larvae respectively...
April 20, 2017: Parasitology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434716/a-bioinformatics-analysis-of-3400-lytic-polysaccharide-oxidases-from-family-aa9
#6
Nicolas Lenfant, Matthieu Hainaut, Nicolas Terrapon, Elodie Drula, Vincent Lombard, Bernard Henrissat
Lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases of family AA9 catalyze the oxidative cleavage of glycosidic bonds in cellulose and related polysaccharides. The N-terminal half of AA9 LPMOs displays a huge sequence variability that is in contradiction with the substrate simplicity so far observed for these enzymes. To understand the cause of the high multigenicity that prevails in the family, we have performed a clustering analysis of the N-terminal region of 3400 sequences of family AA9 LPMOs, and have evaluated the coincidence of the clusters with distal visible features that may accompany functional differences...
April 13, 2017: Carbohydrate Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433924/the-metabolic-fate-of-isotopically-labeled-trimethylamine-n-oxide-tmao-in-humans
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Siraphat Taesuwan, Clara E Cho, Olga V Malysheva, Erica Bender, Julia H King, Jian Yan, Anna E Thalacker-Mercer, Marie A Caudill
Trimethylamine-N-oxide (TMAO) is associated with chronic disease risk. However, little is known about the metabolic fate of dietary TMAO. This study sought to quantitatively elucidate the metabolic fate of orally consumed TMAO in humans. As part of a crossover feeding study, healthy young men (n=40) consumed 50-mg deuterium-labeled methyl d9-TMAO (d9-TMAO), and enrichments of TMAO and its derivatives were measured in blood for 6 h, urine and stool, as well as skeletal muscle in a subset of men (n=6). Plasma d9-TMAO was detected as early as 15 min, increased until 1 h and remained elevated through the 6-h period...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432618/the-identification-of-key-genes-and-pathways-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-by-bioinformatics-analysis-of-high-throughput-data
#8
Chaoyang Zhang, Li Peng, Yaqin Zhang, Zhaoyang Liu, Wenling Li, Shilian Chen, Guancheng Li
Liver cancer is a serious threat to public health and has fairly complicated pathogenesis. Therefore, the identification of key genes and pathways is of much importance for clarifying molecular mechanism of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) initiation and progression. HCC-associated gene expression dataset was downloaded from Gene Expression Omnibus database. Statistical software R was used for significance analysis of differentially expressed genes (DEGs) between liver cancer samples and normal samples. Gene Ontology (GO) term enrichment analysis and Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes (KEGG) pathway analysis, based on R software, were applied for the identification of pathways in which DEGs significantly enriched...
June 2017: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429526/sll1783-a-monooxygenase-associated-with-polysaccharide-processing-in-the-unicellular-cyanobacterium-synechocystis-pcc-6803
#9
Hélder Miranda, Peter Immerzeel, Lorenz Gerber, Katarina Hörnaeus, Sara Bergström Lind, Bagmi Pattanaik, Pia Lindberg, Fikret Mamedov, Peter Lindblad
Cyanobacteria play a pivotal role as the primary producer in many aquatic ecosystems. The knowledge on the interacting processes of cyanobacteria with its environment - abiotic and biotic factors - is still very limited. Many potential exocytoplasmic proteins in the model unicellular cyanobacterium Synechocystis PCC 6803 have unknown functions and their study is essential to improve our understanding of this photosynthetic organism and its potential for biotechnology use. Here we characterize a deletion mutant of Synechocystis PCC 6803, ∆sll1783, a strain that showed a remarkably high light resistance which is related with its lower thylakoid membrane formation...
April 21, 2017: Physiologia Plantarum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427347/comparative-transcriptomics-of-mountain-pine-beetle-pheromone-biosynthetic-tissues-and-functional-analysis-of-cyp6de3
#10
J A Nadeau, J Petereit, R L Tillett, K Jung, M Fotoohi, M MacLean, S Young, K Schlauch, G J Blomquist, C Tittiger
BACKGROUND: The mountain pine beetle (MPB, Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopkins) is a highly destructive pest of pine forests in western North America. During flight to a new host tree and initiation of feeding, mountain pine beetles release aggregation pheromones. The biosynthetic pathways of these pheromones are sex-specific and localized in the midgut and fat body, but the enzymes involved have not all been identified or characterized. RESULTS: We used a comparative RNA-Seq analysis between fed and unfed male and female MPB midguts and fat bodies to identify candidate genes involved in pheromone biosynthesis...
April 20, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420738/sar202-genomes-from-the-dark-ocean-predict-pathways-for-the-oxidation-of-recalcitrant-dissolved-organic-matter
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Zachary Landry, Brandon K Swan, Gerhard J Herndl, Ramunas Stepanauskas, Stephen J Giovannoni
Deep-ocean regions beyond the reach of sunlight contain an estimated 615 Pg of dissolved organic matter (DOM), much of which persists for thousands of years. It is thought that bacteria oxidize DOM until it is too dilute or refractory to support microbial activity. We analyzed five single-amplified genomes (SAGs) from the abundant SAR202 clade of dark-ocean bacterioplankton and found they encode multiple families of paralogous enzymes involved in carbon catabolism, including several families of oxidative enzymes that we hypothesize participate in the degradation of cyclic alkanes...
April 18, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420736/deciphering-the-regulatory-network-between-the-srebp-pathway-and-protein-secretion-in-neurospora-crassa
#12
Lina Qin, Vincent W Wu, N Louise Glass
Sterol regulatory element binding proteins (SREBPs) are conserved from yeast to mammalian cells and function in the regulation of sterol homeostasis. In fungi, the SREBP pathway has been implicated in the adaptation to hypoxia and in virulence. In Neurospora crassa and Trichoderma reesei, the SREBP pathway also negatively regulates protein secretion under lignocellulolytic conditions. Here we utilized global transcriptional profiling combined with genetic and physiological analyses to address the regulatory link between the SREBP pathway and protein secretion in N...
April 18, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418377/the-magnaporthe-oryzae-nitrooxidative-stress-response-suppresses-rice-innate-immunity-during-blast-disease
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Margarita Marroquin-Guzman, David Hartline, Janet D Wright, Christian Elowsky, Travis J Bourret, Richard A Wilson
Understanding how microorganisms manipulate plant innate immunity and colonize host cells is a major goal of plant pathology. Here, we report that the fungal nitrooxidative stress response suppresses host defences to facilitate the growth and development of the important rice pathogen Magnaporthe oryzae in leaf cells. Nitronate monooxygenases encoded by NMO genes catalyse the oxidative denitrification of nitroalkanes. We show that the M. oryzae NMO2 gene is required for mitigating damaging lipid nitration under nitrooxidative stress conditions and, consequently, for using nitrate and nitrite as nitrogen sources...
April 18, 2017: Nature Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417362/analyzing-activities-of-lytic-polysaccharide-monooxygenases-by-liquid-chromatography-and-mass-spectrometry
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Bjørge Westereng, Magnus Ø Arntzen, Jane Wittrup Agger, Gustav Vaaje-Kolstad, Vincent G H Eijsink
Lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases perform oxidative cleavage of glycosidic bonds in various polysaccharides. The majority of LMPOs studied so far possess activity on either cellulose or chitin and analysis of these activities is therefore the main focus of this review. Notably, however, the number of LPMOs that are active on other polysaccharides is increasing. The products generated by LPMOs from cellulose are either oxidized in the downstream end (at C1) or upstream end (at C4), or at both ends. These modifications only result in small structural changes, which makes both chromatographic separation and product identification by mass spectrometry challenging...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416262/use-of-dilute-ammonia-gas-for-treatment-of-1-2-3-trichloropropane-and-explosives-contaminated-soils
#15
Charles G Coyle, Scott A Waisner, Victor F Medina, Chris S Griggs
Laboratory studies were performed to test a novel reactive gas process for in-situ treatment of soils containing halogenated propanes or explosives. A soil column study, using a 5% ammonia-in-air mixture, established that the treatment process can increase soil pH from 7.5 to 10.2. Batch reactor experiments were performed to demonstrate contaminant destruction in sealed jars exposed to ammonia. Comparison of results from batch reactors that were, and were not, exposed to ammonia demonstrated reductions in concentrations of 1,2,3-trichloropropane (TCP), 1,3-dichloropropane (1,3-DCP), 1,2-dicholoropropane (1,2-DCP) and dibromochloropropane (DBCP) that ranged from 34 to 94%...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413702/targeted-sequencing-identifies-genetic-polymorphisms-of-flavin-containing-monooxygenase-genes-contributing-to-susceptibility-of-nicotine-dependence-in-european-american-and-african-american
#16
Tian-Xiao Zhang, Nancy L Saccone, Laura J Bierut, John P Rice
BACKGROUND: Smoking is a leading cause of preventable death. Early studies based on samples of twins have linked the lifetime smoking practices to genetic predisposition. The flavin-containing monooxygenase (FMO) protein family consists of a group of enzymes that metabolize drugs and xenobiotics. Both FMO1 and FMO3 were potentially susceptible genes for nicotine metabolism process. METHODS: In this study, we investigated the potential of FMO genes to confer risk of nicotine dependence via deep targeted sequencing in 2,820 study subjects comprising 1,583 nicotine dependents and 1,237 controls from European American and African American...
April 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411891/recombinant-expression-of-thermobifida-fusca-e7-lpmo-in-pichia-pastoris-and-escherichia-coli-and-their-functional-characterization
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Kelly B Rodrigues, Jéssica K A Macêdo, Tallyta Teixeira, Jéssica S Barros, Ana C B Araújo, Fernanda P Santos, Betânia F Quirino, Bruno S A F Brasil, Thaís F C Salum, Patrícia V Abdelnur, Léia C L Fávaro
The discovery of lytic polysaccharides monooxygenases copper dependent (LPMOs) revolutionized the classical concept that the cleavage of cellulose is a hydrolytic process in recent years. These enzymes carry out oxidative cleavage of cellulose (and other polysaccharides), acting synergistically with cellulases and other hydrolases. In fact, LPMOs have the potential for increasing the efficiency of the lignocellulosic biomass conversion in biofuels and high value chemicals. Among a small number of microbial LPMOs that have been characterized, some LPMOs were expressed and characterized biochemically from the bacteria Thermobifida fusca, using the host Escherichia coli...
April 9, 2017: Carbohydrate Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410879/determination-of-reference-genes-that-are-independent-of-feeding-rhythms-for-circadian-studies-of-mouse-metabolic-tissues
#18
Reiko Nakao, Hiroki Okauchi, Chiaki Hashimoto, Naoyuki Wada, Katsutaka Oishi
Real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) analysis is a popular method for the measurement of mRNA expression level and is a critical tool for basic research. The identification of suitable reference genes that are stable and not affected by experimental conditions is a critical step in the accurate normalization of RT-PCR. On the other hand, the levels of numerous transcripts exhibit circadian oscillation in various peripheral tissues and it is thought to be regulated by feeding rhythms in addition to the molecular circadian clock...
April 5, 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410599/the-role-of-vitamin-c-in-the-treatment-of-pain-new-insights
#19
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Anitra C Carr, Cate McCall
The vitamin C deficiency disease scurvy is characterised by musculoskeletal pain and recent epidemiological evidence has indicated an association between suboptimal vitamin C status and spinal pain. Furthermore, accumulating evidence indicates that vitamin C administration can exhibit analgesic properties in some clinical conditions. The prevalence of hypovitaminosis C and vitamin C deficiency is high in various patient groups, such as surgical/trauma, infectious diseases and cancer patients. A number of recent clinical studies have shown that vitamin C administration to patients with chronic regional pain syndrome decreases their symptoms...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410439/responses-of-bacterial-communities-to-cuo-nanoparticles-in-activated-sludge-system
#20
Xiaohui Wang, Jing Li, Rui Liu, Reti Hai, Dexun Zou, Xiaobiao Zhu, Nan Luo
The main objectives of this study were to investigate the influence of copper oxide nanoparticles (CuO NPs) on wastewater nutrient removal, bacterial community and molecular ecological network in activated sludge. The results showed that long-term exposure to 1 mg/L CuO NPs induced an increase of effluent concentrations of ammonia and total phosphorus, which was consistent with the inhibition of enzyme activities of ammonia monooxygenase, nitrite oxidoreductase, exopolyphosphatase and polyphosphate in the presence of CuO NPs...
April 14, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
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