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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812758/a-metalloporphyrin-based-porous-organic-polymer-as-an-efficient-catalyst-for-the-catalytic-oxidation-of-olefins-and-arylalkanes
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Zheng-Dong Ding, Wei Zhu, Tao Li, Rui Shen, Yunxing Li, Zaijun Li, Xuehong Ren, Zhi-Guo Gu
A metalloporphyrin-based porous organic polymer, Mn-PPOP-1, was constructed in high yield via the ketoenamine condensation of robust porphyrin tetraamines (TBPP) with 1,3,5-triformylphloroglucinol. The stable keto-enamine form in the synthesized polymer was unambiguously confirmed by (13)C CP-MAS solid state NMR. Noticeably, besides the high thermal and chemical stability, this material contains both micropores and mesopores, which are favorable for mass transfer in the catalytic application. Mn-PPOP-1 exhibits significantly high catalytic oxidation of olefins and arylalkanes at room temperature...
August 16, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811909/a-fourth-subtype-of-retinoic-acid-receptor-related-orphan-receptors-is-activated-by-oxidized-all-trans-retinoic-acid-in-medaka-oryzias-latipes
#2
Kotowa Sakai, Haruka Fukushima, Yuya Yamamoto, Toshitaka Ikeuchi
BACKGROUND: The three known subtypes of the retinoic acid receptor-related orphan receptor (ROR) have been implicated in the control of immunity, brain function, and circadian rhythm in mammals. Here, we demonstrate by phylogenetic analysis that there were originally four subtypes of RORs in vertebrates. One of the novel ror paralogs, rord1 (rorca in the Ensembl database), is conserved among teleosts, but absent in mammals. Using medaka (Oryzias latipes) as a model teleost, we evaluated the expression pattern of this gene, its transactivational properties for endogenic chemicals, and its ability to activate the promoters of putative target genes...
2017: Zoological Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811216/complete-genome-sequence-of-maribacter-sp-t28-a-polysaccharide-degrading-marine-flavobacteria
#3
Peiwen Zhan, Kai Tang, Xiaofeng Chen, Limei Yu
The degradation of plant polysaccharides by enzymes is an industry of increasing importance. Here we present the complete genome sequence of a marine flavobacteria, Maribacter sp. T28 (=CGMCC 1.15788). The genome comprises 4,271,158bp in a circular chromosome with a G+C content of 34.4% and contains genes encoding xylanolytic, alginolytic and pectinolytic enzymes. Genes encoding alginate lyases and a pectin degradation protein (kdgF) are located on a polysaccharide utilization locus. Maribacter sp. T28 has the ability to utilize xylan, alginate and pectin for growth...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809563/domino-fluorination-protodefluorination-enables-decarboxylative-cross-coupling-of-%C3%AE-oxocarboxylic-acids-with-styrene-via-photoredox-catalysis
#4
Muliang Zhang, Junwei Xi, Rehanguli Ruzi, Nan Li, Zhongkai Wu, Weipeng Li, Chengjian Zhu
Domino-fluorination-protodefluorination decarboxylative cross-coupling of α-keto acids with styrene has been developed via photoredox catalysis. The critical part of this strategy is the formation of the carbon-fluorine (C-F) bond by the capture of a carbon-centered radical intermediate, which will overcome side reactions during the styrene radical functionalization process. Experimental studies have provided evidence indicating a domino-fluorination-protodefluorination pathway, with α-keto acid initiating the photoredox cycle...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803166/advanced-age-in-mares-affects-endometrial-secretion-of-arachidonic-acid-metabolites-during-equine-subclinical-endometritis
#5
Marta J Siemieniuch, Katarzyna Gajos, Roland Kozdrowski, Marcin Nowak
Even if mares continue to breed up to an advanced age, in aging mares reproductive failure is quite common. Subclinical endometritis, which occurs more often in aging mares than in younger counterparts, may cause prolongation or shortening of the inter-estrus period or the corpus luteum lifespan. We hypothesized that during subclinical endometritis the secretion of selected arachidonic acid metabolites may differ in aging mares compared to younger females. To verify this thesis, ex vivo organ cultures of endometrium were established with subsequent measurements of concentrations of prostaglandin E2 (PGE2), 6-keto-PGF1α and both leukotrienes (LTs), LTB4 and LTC4 in the culture supernatants...
July 29, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800846/saprotrophic-proteomes-of-biotypes-of-the-witches-broom-pathogen-moniliophthora-perniciosa
#6
Sandra Pierre, Gareth W Griffith, Russell M Morphew, Luis A J Mur, Ian M Scott
Nine geographically diverse Moniliophthora perniciosa (witches' broom disease pathogen) isolates were cultured in vitro. They included six C-biotypes differing in virulence on cacao (Theobroma cacao), two S-biotypes (solanaceous hosts), and an L-biotype (liana hosts). Mycelial growth rates and morphologies differed considerably, but no characters were observed to correlate with virulence or biotype. In plant inoculations using basidiospores, one C-biotype caused symptoms on tomato (an S-biotype host), adding to evidence of limited host adaptation in these biotypes...
September 2017: Fungal Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800765/therapeutic-effects-of-flurbiprofen-axetil-on-mesenteric-traction-syndrome-randomized-clinical-trial
#7
Hidemasa Takahashi, Dai Shida, Kyoko Tagawa, Ryo Iwamoto, Makoto Arita, Hiroyuki Arai, Takeo Suzuki
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to reveal the appropriate timing for the intravenous administration of flurbiprofen axetil for preventing mesenteric traction syndrome (MTS), caused by prostacyclin release. METHODS: In this prospective, randomized, clinical study, forty-five patients who were undergoing elective surgery for colorectal cancer via laparotomy were enrolled. Patients were randomly divided into 3 groups: a preoperative group (n = 16) receiving flurbiprofen axetil directly before surgery; a post-MTS group (n = 14) receiving following MTS onset; and a control group (n = 15) who were not administered flurbiprofen axetil...
August 11, 2017: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793334/spheroid-growth-in-ovarian-cancer-alters-transcriptome-responses-for-stress-pathways-and-epigenetic-responses
#8
Trillitye Paullin, Chase Powell, Christopher Menzie, Robert Hill, Feng Cheng, Christopher J Martyniuk, Sandy D Westerheide
Ovarian cancer is the most lethal gynecological cancer, with over 200,000 women diagnosed each year and over half of those cases leading to death. These poor statistics are related to a lack of early symptoms and inadequate screening techniques. This results in the cancer going undetected until later stages when the tumor has metastasized through a process that requires the epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT). In lieu of traditional monolayer cell culture, EMT and cancer progression in general is best characterized through the use of 3D spheroid models...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789926/commentary-on-redirecting-abiraterone-metabolism-to-fine-tune-prostate-cancer-anti-androgen-therapy-li-z-alyamani-m-li-j-rogacki-k-abazeed-m-upadhyay-sk-balk-sp-taplin-me-auchus-rj-sharifi-n-nature-2016-may-25-533-7604-547-51
#9
Byron H Lee
Abiraterone blocks androgen synthesis and prolongs survival in patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer, which is otherwise driven by intratumoral androgen synthesis. Abiraterone is metabolized in patients to Δ(4)-abiraterone (D4A), which has even greater antitumour activity and is structurally similar to endogenous steroidal 5α-reductase substrates, such as testosterone. Here, we show that D4A is converted to at least three 5α-reduced and three 5β-reduced metabolites in human serum. The initial 5α-reduced metabolite, 3-keto-5α-abiraterone, is present at higher concentrations than D4A in patients with prostate cancer taking abiraterone, and is an androgen receptor agonist, which promotes prostate cancer progression...
August 5, 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782626/%C3%AE-4-3-ketosteroids-as-a-new-class-of-substrates-for-the-cytosolic-sulfotransferases
#10
Takuyu Hashiguchi, Katsuhisa Kurogi, Takehiko Shimohira, Takamasa Teramoto, Ming-Cheh Liu, Masahito Suiko, Yoichi Sakakibara
Cytosolic sulfotransferase (SULT)-mediated sulfation is generally known to involve the transfer of a sulfonate group from the active sulfate, 3'-phosphoadenosine 5'-phosphosulfate (PAPS), to a hydroxyl group or an amino group of a substrate compound. We report here that human SULT2A1, in addition to being able to sulfate dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and other hydroxysteroids, could also catalyze the sulfation of Δ(4)-3-ketosteroids, which carry no hydroxyl groups in their chemical structure. Among a panel of Δ(4)-3-ketosteroids tested as substrates, 4-androstene-3,17-dione and progesterone were found to be sulfated by SULT2A1...
August 3, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782586/breaking-the-mirror-l-amino-acid-deaminase-a-novel-stereoselective-biocatalyst
#11
REVIEW
Gianluca Molla, Roberta Melis, Loredano Pollegioni
Enantiomerically pure amino acids are of increasing interest for the fine chemical, agrochemicals and pharmaceutical industries. During past years l-amino acids have been produced from deracemization of dl-solution employing the stereoselective flavoenzyme d-amino acid oxidase. On the other hand, the isolation of corresponding d-isomer was hampered by the scarce availability of a suitable l-amino acid oxidase activity. On this side, l-amino acid deaminase (LAAD), only present in the Proteus bacteria, represents a suitable alternative...
August 3, 2017: Biotechnology Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771887/acsl3-promotes-intratumoral-steroidogenesis-in-prostate-cancer-cells
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Toshiro Migita, Ken-Ichi Takayama, Tomohiko Urano, Daisuke Obinata, Kazutaka Ikeda, Tomoyoshi Soga, Satoru Takahashi, Satoshi Inoue
Long-chain acyl-coenzyme A (CoA) synthetase 3 (ACSL3) is an androgen-responsive gene involved in the generation of fatty acyl-CoA esters. ACSL3 is expressed in both androgen-sensitive and castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). However, its role in prostate cancer remains elusive. We overexpressed ACSL3 in androgen-dependent LNCaP cells and examined the downstream effectors of ACSL3. Furthermore, we examined the role of ACSL3 in the androgen metabolism of prostate cancer. ACSL3 overexpression led to upregulation of several genes such as aldo-keto reductase 1C3 (AKR1C3) involved in steroidogenesis, which utilizes adrenal androgen dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS) as substrate, and downregulated androgen-inactivating enzyme UDP-glucuronosyltransferase 2 (UGT2B)...
August 3, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770608/highly-enantioselective-synthesis-of-syn-%C3%AE-hydroxy-%C3%AE-dibenzylamino-esters-via-dkr-asymmetric-transfer-hydrogenation-and-gram-scale-preparation-of-droxidopa
#13
Guodong Sun, Zihong Zhou, Zhonghua Luo, Hailong Wang, Lei Chen, Yongbo Xu, Shun Li, Weilin Jian, Jiebin Zeng, Benquan Hu, Xiaodong Han, Yicao Lin, Zhongqing Wang
A highly efficient preparation of enantiomerically pure syn aryl β-hydroxy α-dibenzylamino esters is reported. The outcome was achieved via dynamic kinetic resolution and asymmetric transfer hydrogenation of aryl α-dibenzylamino β-keto esters. The desired products were obtained in high yields (up to 98%) with excellent diastereoselectivity (>20:1 dr) and enantioselectivity (up to >99% ee). Furthermore, this method was applied for the gram-scale preparation of droxidopa.
August 3, 2017: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769808/metabolism-of-f18-a-derivative-of-calanolide-a-in-human-liver-microsomes-and-cytosol
#14
Xiangmeng Wu, Qinghao Zhang, Jiamei Guo, Yufei Jia, Ziqian Zhang, Manman Zhao, Yakun Yang, Baolian Wang, Jinping Hu, Li Sheng, Yan Li
10-Chloromethyl-11-demethyl-12-oxo-calanolide (F18), an analog of calanolide A, is a novel potent nonnucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor against HIV-1. Here, we report the metabolic profile and the results of associated biochemical studies of F18 in vitro and in vivo. The metabolites of F18 were identified based on liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization mass spectrometry and/or nuclear magnetic resonance. Twenty-three metabolites of F18 were observed in liver microsomes in vitro. The metabolism of F18 involved 4-propyl chain oxidation, 10-chloromethyl oxidative dechlorination and 12-carbonyl reduction...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764105/biosynthesis-of-keto-acids-by-fed-batch-culture-of-yarrowia-lipolytica-wsh-z06
#15
Weizhu Zeng, Hailin Zhang, Sha Xu, Fang Fang, Jingwen Zhou
Both α-ketoglutarate (α-KG) and pyruvate (PYR) are important organic acids with promising applications in the food, pharmaceutical and chemical industries. During the production of α-KG by different microorganisms, PYR is always present as a by-product. Strategies have been applied to eliminate PYR accumulation since it can bring difficulties to the downstream separation process. However, modern separation technologies have already conquered this problem. Therefore, this study was aimed at simultaneously enhancing α-KG and PYR production by Yarrowia lipolytica WSH-Z06...
July 14, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762640/exploring-bacterial-carboxylate-reductases-for-the-reduction-of-bifunctional-carboxylic-acids
#16
Anna N Khusnutdinova, Robert Flick, Ana Popovic, Greg Brown, Anatoli Tchigvintsev, Boguslaw Nocek, Kevin Correia, Jeong Chan Joo, Radhakrishnan Mahadevan, Alexander F Yakunin
Carboxylic acid reductases (CARs) selectively reduce carboxylic acids to aldehydes using ATP and NADPH as cofactors under mild conditions. Although CARs have attracted significant interest, only a few enzymes have been characterized to date, whereas the vast majority of CARs have yet to be examined. Herein we report that 12 bacterial CARs reduced a broad range of bifunctional carboxylic acids containing oxo-, hydroxy-, amino-, or second carboxyl groups with several enzymes showing activity toward 4-hydroxybutanoic (4-HB) and adipic acids...
August 1, 2017: Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761064/the-enzymatic-epimerization-of-deoxynivalenol-by-devosia-mutans-proceeds-through-the-formation-of-3-keto-don-intermediate
#17
Yousef I Hassan, Jian Wei He, Norma Perilla, KaiJie Tang, Petr Karlovsky, Ting Zhou
The enzymatic detoxification of deoxynivalenol (DON) is a promising mitigation strategy for addressing this mycotoxin contamination of cereal grains. A recently described bacterium, Devosia mutans 17-2-E-8, capable of transforming DON into its non-toxic stereoisomer 3-epi-DON, holds promise for the development of such applications. Earlier observations suggested that DON epimerization proceeds via a two-step catalysis with 3-keto-DON as an intermediate. The results of this study indicate that NADPH is required for DON epimerization by cell-free protein extracts of D...
July 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759942/11-keto-%C3%AE-boswellic-acid-inhibits-lymphocyte-cd3-infiltration-into-pancreatic-islets-of-young-none-obese-diabetic-nod-mice
#18
Ahmed M Shehata, Leticia Quintanilla-Fend, Sabrina Bettio, Zahra Kamyabi-Moghaddam, Ursula A Kohlhofer, Werner A Scherbaum, Hermann P T Ammon
11-Keto-β-Boswellic acid (KBA) has been shown to prevent infiltration of lymphocytes into pancreatic islets and appearance of peri-insular apoptotic cells in an animal model of autoimmune diabetes caused by injection of Multiple Low Doses of Streptozotocin (MLD-STZ), which is a chemical compound belonging to the class of nitrososureas. The aim of this work was to study whether or not KBA can also prevent/attenuate infiltration of lymphocytes into pancreatic islets and appearance of peri-insular apoptotic cells in an animal model of autoimmune diabetes caused by genetic dysfunction resembling human type 1 diabetes in several important features...
July 31, 2017: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755503/spectrum-evaluation-assisted-eicosanoid-metabolomics-for-global-eicosanoid-profiling-in-human-vascular-endothelial-cells
#19
Qiankun Bao, Yajin Liu, Hao Song, Nan Yang, Ding Ai, Yi Zhu, Xu Zhang
Eicosanoids are hundreds of metabolites derived from poly-unsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), which regulate biological processes from multiple angles via a complex metabolic network. Targeted eicosanoid metabolomics is used to study the eicosanoid profile in biological samples but only for eicosanoids with available standards. To expand the coverage of eicosanoids detected, we identified the eicosanoids without available standards by estimation of the retention time and comparison of the MS/MS spectra with the reference ones which was collected in a database from literature...
July 29, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755439/alpha-oxo-ketenimines-from-isocyanides-and-alpha-haloketones-synthesis-and-divergent-reactivity
#20
Mathias Mamboury, Qian Wang, Jieping Zhu
The palladium-catalyzed reaction of alpha-haloketones with isocyanides afforded alpha-oxo-ketenimines through beta-hydride elimination of the beta-oxo-imidoyl palladium intermediates. Reaction of these relatively stable alpha-oxo-ketenimines with nucleophiles such as hydrazines, hydrazoic acid, amines, and Grignard reagent afforded pyrazoles, tetrazole, beta-keto amidines and enaminone, respectively, with high chemoselectivity. While amines attack exclusively on the ketenimine functions, the formal [3+2] cycloaddition between N-monosubstituted hydrazines and alpha-oxo-ketenimines was initiated by nucleophilic addition to the carbonyl group...
July 29, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
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