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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433714/effects-of-dietary-supplementation-with-fenugreek-seeds-alone-or-in-combination-with-probiotics-on-gilthead-seabream-sparus-aurata-l-skin-mucosal-immunity
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F A Guardiola, A Bahi, A Bakhrouf, M A Esteban
Despite increasing interest in modulating the immune response of fish, providing a combination of probiotics and herbal immunostimulants in aquafeed has rarely has been studied. The effects on gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata L.) of the dietary administration of fenugreek (Trigonella foenum graecum) seeds alone (FE), or combined with one of the following probiotic strains: Bacillus licheniformis (FEBL), Lactobacillus plantarum (FELP) or Bacillus subtilis (FEBS) were evaluated. Fish were fed a control or one of the supplemented diets for 3 weeks...
April 19, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433181/effects-of-scutellaria-barbata-polysaccharide-on-the-proliferation-apoptosis-and-emt-of-human-colon-cancer-ht29-cells
#2
Pengda Sun, Dong Sun, Xudong Wang
A water-soluble polysaccharide SPS2p was isolated from the whole grass of Scutellaria barbata and SPS2p contained 53.6% carbohydrates, 38.5% uronic acid and 8.2% proteins. The molecular weight of SPS2p showed only one molecular weight distribution (2.6×10(4)Da) and the monosaccharide composition of SPS2p showed the presence of arabinose, mannose, glucose and galactose at the ratio of 1.31:1.00:3.59:1.59. The results showed that SPS2p could improve the proliferation inhibition rate; SPS2p could also elevate apoptosis rate, apoptosis index and the levels of Bax and Bak, but lower levels of Bcl-2 and FN; SPS2p could up-regulate the expression of E-cadherin mRNA, and down-regulate the expressions of N-cadherin and vimentin mRNA, and the ratio of p-AKT/AKT in HT29 cells...
July 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433144/purification-characterization-and-bioactivities-of-a-polysaccharide-from-mycelial-fermentation-of-bjerkandera-fumosa
#3
Di Liu, Qianwen Sun, Jing Xu, Na Li, Jianan Lin, Shan Chen, Fan Li
In this work, a novel polysaccharide (named DBFM3) was isolated from mycelia of Bjerkandera fumosa by DEAE-32 and Sepharose CL-6B column chromatography. High-performance gel permeation chromatography showed that DBFM3 was homogeneous, with an average molecular weight of 1.8×10(5)Da. Structural characteristics of the purified fraction were investigated by high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), FT-IR, and NMR. HPLC analysis indicated that DBFM3 was composed of mannose, galacturonic acid, and galactose at molar ratios of 1:18...
July 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427937/reactivity-of-anti-hnk-1-antibodies-to-branched-o-mannose-glycans-associated-with-demyelination
#4
Kanoko Sakuda, Yasuhiko Kizuka, Yoshiki Yamaguchi, Katsunori Tanaka, Ken Ogiwara, Tatsuya Segawa, Yoshiaki Hagiwara, Ichiro Matsuo, Haruko Ogawa, Naoyuki Taniguchi, Shinobu Kitazume
Human natural killer-1 (HNK-1) epitope, a highly-expressed glycan in the nervous system, is critical for normal synaptic plasticity and spatial learning. HNK-1 epitope modifies N-glycans on several neural glycoproteins, and also modifies O-mannosyl glycans. A branching enzyme for O-mannosyl glycans (GnT-IX, Core M2 synthase) exhibits brain-specific expression, and the product core M2 glycans are also limited to the brain. In a previous study, we showed that cuprizone-induced demyelination increased HNK-1-capped core M2 glycan expression, while GnT-IX deficiency ameliorated demyelination, suggesting that these glycans could be useful diagnostic markers for demyelination status and act as therapeutic targets...
April 17, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425428/innate-immune-response-of-channel-catfish-ictalurus-punctatus-mannose-binding-lectin-to-channel-catfish-virus-ccv
#5
Donald D Ourth, Emily Marecaux, Deepthi Raghu, Brian C Peterson
The channel catfish virus (CCV) is a pathogenic herpesvirus that infects channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus in pond aquaculture in the southeastern USA. Mannose-binding lectin (MBL), an innate immune protein, could play an important role in the innate response of channel catfish by binding to CCV. Cell cultures of CCV were grown in channel catfish ovary cells (CCOC). A dot-immunoblot enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay was done to determine the binding ability of 5 mo old channel catfish serum MBL (26.2 µg ml-1) to CCOC infected with CCV...
April 20, 2017: Diseases of Aquatic Organisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419469/the-endoplasmic-reticulum-associated-protein-os-9-behaves-as-a-lectin-in-targeting-the-immature-calcium-sensing-receptor
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Bryan K Ward, Sarah L Rea, Aaron L Magno, Bernadette Pedersen, Suzanne J Brown, Shelby Mullin, Ajanthy Arulpragasam, Evan Ingley, Arthur D Conigrave, Thomas Ratajczak
The mechanisms responsible for the processing and quality control of the calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR) in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) are largely unknown. In a yeast two-hybrid screen of the CaSR C-terminal tail (residues 865 -1078), we identified osteosarcoma-9 (OS-9) protein as a binding partner. OS-9 is an ER-resident lectin that targets misfolded glycoproteins to the ER-associated degradation (ERAD) pathway through recognition of specific N-glycans by its mannose-6-phosphate receptor homology (MRH) domain...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418238/specific-and-differential-binding-of-n-acetylgalactosamine-glycopolymers-to-the-human-macrophage-galactose-lectin-and-asialoglycoprotein-receptor
#7
Joji Tanaka, Anne S Gleinich, Qiang Zhang, Richard Whitfield, Kristian Kempe, David M Haddleton, Thomas P Davis, Sébastien Perrier, Daniel A Mitchell, Paul Wilson
A range of glycopolymers composed of N-acetylgalactosamine were prepared via sequential Cu(I)-mediated polymerization and alkyne-azide click (CuAAC). The resulting polymers were shown, via multichannel surface plasmon resonance, to interact specifically with human macrophage galactose lectin (MGL; CD301) with high affinity (KD = 1.11 μM), but they did not bind to the mannose/fucose-selective human lectin dendritic-cell-specific intercellular adhesion molecule-3-grabbing nonintegrin (DC-SIGN; CD209). The effect of sugar ligand valency on the binding (so-called "glycoside cluster effect") of poly(N-acetylgalactosamine) to MGL was investigated by varying first the polymer chain length (DP: 100, 64, 40, 23, 12) and then the architecture (4- and 8-arm star glycopolymers)...
April 18, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418219/alpha-2-macroglobulin-as-a-region-specific-secretory-protein-in-male-reproductive-tract-and-its-dynamics-during-sperm-transit-towards-the-female-spermatheca-in-the-blue-crab
#8
Thanyaporn Senarai, Rapeepun Vanichviriyakit, Shinji Miyata, Chihiro Sato, Prapee Sretarugsa, Wattana Weerachatyanukul, Ken Kitajima
A 250-kDa protein was isolated from fluid in the middle spermatic duct (MSD) of the blue crab (Portunus pelagicus). N-terminal and partial amino acid sequences revealed that this MSD-specific protein is high similar to the plasma-enriched protein Alpha-2 macroglobulin (α2M). The P. pelagicus ortholog (Ppα2M) is a large glycoprotein possessing mannose and N-acetylglucosamine chains. Ppa2m mRNA was detected in the spermatic duct, androgenic gland, and hematopoietic tissue, whereas the protein was primarily observed in the apical cytoplasm of MSD epithelium and in the matrix of the acrosome of MSD sperm; however, distally within spermatic duct, Ppα2M was lost from the sperm membrane but remained in the sperm acrosome...
April 18, 2017: Molecular Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416578/quantitative-mass-spectrometry-analysis-of-pd-l1-protein-expression-n-glycosylation-and-expression-stoichiometry-with-pd-1-and-pd-l2-in-human-melanoma
#9
Carlos A Morales-Betanzos, Hyoungjoo Lee, Paula I Gonzalez-Ericsson, Justin M Balko, Douglas B Johnson, Lisa J Zimmerman, Daniel C Liebler
Quantitative assessment of key proteins that control the tumor-immune interface is one of the most formidable analytical challenges in immunotherapeutics. We developed a targeted mass spectrometry (MS) platform to quantify programmed cell death-1 (PD-1), programmed cell death 1 ligand 1 (PD-L1), and programmed cell death 1 ligand 2 (PD-L2) at fmol/microgram protein levels in formalin fixed, paraffin-embedded sections from 22 human melanomas. PD-L1 abundance ranged 50-fold, from approximately 0.03 to 1.5 fmol/microgram protein and the PRM data were largely concordant with total PD-L1-positive cell content, as analyzed by immunohistochemistry (IHC) with the E1L3N antibody...
April 17, 2017: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415682/low-dose-of-2-deoxy-d-glucose-kills-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-cells-and-reverses-glucocorticoid-resistance-via-n-linked-glycosylation-inhibition-under-normoxia
#10
Ling Gu, Zhihui Yi, Yanle Zhang, Zhigui Ma, Yiping Zhu, Ju Gao
Recent studies showed that 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG), a glucose analog with dual activity of inhibiting glycolysis and N-linked glycosylation, can be selectively taken up by cancer cells and be used as a potential chemo- and radio-sensitizer. Meanwhile, 2-DG can kill cancer cells under normoxia. However, its efficacy is limited by the high-dose induced systemic toxicity. Here, we showed that low-dose 2-DG could be used as a single agent to kill acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) cells, and as a GC sensitizer to overcome GC resistance under normoxia...
March 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414560/aloe-arborescens-polysaccharides-in-vitro-immunomodulation-and-potential-cytotoxic-activity
#11
Jilan A Nazeam, Haidy A Gad, Ahmed Esmat, Hala M El-Hefnawy, Abdel-Naser B Singab
Different polysaccharides were isolated from the leaves of Aloe arborescens using the gradient power of hydrogen followed by antitumor and immunomodulatory assay. The total polysaccharide content of different fractions, water-soluble polysaccharide (WAP), acid-soluble polysaccharide (ACP), and alkaline-soluble polysaccharide (ALP), was estimated using a phenol-sulfuric acid spectrophotometric method. WAP possessed a higher content of mannose and glucose than either ACP or ALP. In vitro antitumor activity was investigated in three different cancer cell lines, and in vitro immunomodulatory potential was assessed through phagocytosis and lymphocyte transformation assay...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414420/systematic-synthesis-and-binding-study-of-hiv-v3-glycopeptides-reveal-the-fine-epitopes-of-several-broadly-neutralizing-antibodies
#12
Jared Orwenyo, Hui Cai, John Giddens, Mohammed N Amin, Christian Toonstra, Lai-Xi Wang
A class of new glycan-reactive broadly neutralizing antibodies represented by PGT121, 10-1074 and PGT128 has recently been discovered that target specific N-glycans and peptide region around the V3 domain. However, the glycan specificity and fine epitopes of these bNAbs remain to be further defined. We report here a systematic chemoenzymatic synthesis of homogeneous V3 glycopeptides derived from HIV-1 JR-FL strain carrying defined N-glycans at N332, N301 and N295 sites. Antibody binding studies revealed that both the nature and site of glycosylation in the context of the V3 domain were critical for high-affinity binding...
April 17, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414151/targeted-antigen-delivery-to-dendritic-cell-via-functionalized-alginate-nanoparticles-for-cancer-immunotherapy
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Chuangnian Zhang, Gaona Shi, Ju Zhang, Huijun Song, Jinfeng Niu, Shengbin Shi, Pingsheng Huang, Yanming Wang, Weiwei Wang, Chen Li, Deling Kong
The purpose of the present study was to identify an "easy-to-adopt" strategy to enhance immune responses using functionalized alginate (ALG) nanoparticles (MAN-ALG/ALG=OVA NPs), which were prepared by CaCl2 cross-linking of two different types of ALG. The mannose (MAN) modified ALG (MAN-ALG) was used for dendritic cell targeting. The other component, composed of ovalbumin (OVA), a model antigen, is conjugated to ALG (ALG=OVA) via pH sensitive Schiff base bond. Grafting of alginate was demonstrated by FT-IR and (1)H NMR, while the morphological structure, particle size, Zeta potential of MAN-ALG/ALG=OVA NPs were measured using TEM and DLS...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413373/electrochemical-impedance-spectroscopy-study-of-carbohydrate-terminated-alkanethiol-monolayers-on-nanoporous-gold-implications-for-pore-wetting
#14
Abeera Sharma, Jay K Bhattarai, Swati S Nigudkar, Salvatore G Pistorio, Alexei V Demchenko, Keith J Stine
Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) is used to compare the apparent electron transfer rate constant (kapp) for a series of alkanethiol and of carbohydrate-terminated alkanethiol self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) on both flat gold and on nanoporous gold (np-Au). Using the surface area for np-Au determined by oxide stripping, the values of kapp for the alkanethiol modified np-Au are initially over two orders of magnitude smaller than the values found on flat Au. This result provides evidence that the diffusing redox probe Fe(CN)6(3-/4-) only accesses a fraction of the np-Au surface after alkanethiol modification suggesting very limited wetting of the internal pores due to the hydrophobic nature of these surfaces...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412343/structural-characterization-and-immunomodulatory-activity-of-a-novel-polysaccharide-from-pteridium-aquilinum
#15
Guanglei Song, Kuiwu Wang, Hong Zhang, Hongxiang Sun, Bin Wu, Xianyan Ju
PAP1-A, a novel heteropolysaccharide with an average molecular mass of 1.35×10(5)Da, was isolated from Pteridium aquilinum using a combination of chromatography by DEAE Sepharose Fast Flow and Sepharose 4B. The monosaccharide component of PAP1-A was L-rhamnose, L-arabinose, L-fucose, D-xylose, D-mannose, D-glucose and D-galactose in the molar ration of 1.82: 1.53: 1.42: 1.31: 5.24: 1: 12.35. The predicted structure of PAP1-A was established to be a complex polysaccharide with a main chain consisted of α-(1→4)-linked galactose partially substituted at O-6 position, with the (1→2)-linked xylose, (1→3)-linked arabinose, (1→3)-linked rhamnose, (1→3,6)-linked mannose, and (1→6)-linked mannose, as branches...
April 12, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412074/reversible-synthesis-of-colanic-acid-and-o-antigen-polysaccharides-in-salmonella-typhimurium-enhances-induction-of-cross-immune-responses-and-provides-protection-against-heterologous-salmonella-challenge
#16
Pei Li, Qing Liu, Chun Huang, Xinxin Zhao, Kenneth L Roland, Qingke Kong
Colanic Acid (CA) and lipopolysaccharide (LPS) are two major mannose-containing extracellular polysaccharides of Salmonella. Their presence on the bacterial surface can mask conserved protective outer membrane proteins (OMPs) from the host immune system. The mannose moiety in these molecules is derived from GDP-mannose, which is synthesized in several steps. The first two steps require the action of phosphomannose isomerase, encoded by pmi (manA), followed by phosphomannomutase, encoded by manB. There are two copies of manB present in the Salmonella chromosome, one located in the cps gene cluster (cpsG) responsible for CA synthesis, and the other in the rfb gene cluster (rfbK) involved in LPS O-antigen synthesis...
April 12, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407893/h2o2-oxidative-preparation-characterization-and-antiradical-activity-of-a-novel-oligosaccharide-derived-from-flaxseed-gum
#17
Shan Liang, Wenzhen Liao, Xiang Ma, Xiaofeng Li, Yong Wang
In this present study, a novel flaxseed gum oligosaccharide (FGOS) was prepared by H2O2 oxidative degradation method followed by physicochemical properties characterization and antiradical activity evaluation. Results indicated that the degradation rate of flaxseed gum is 37.81% under the optimum conditions (i.e., reaction temperature of 120°C, H2O2 concentration of 0.2M and reaction time of 2.0h) and FGOS as a reddish brown semisolid was obtained. Physicochemical properties identification showed that FGOS has a molecular weight of 1047Da and is a typical oligosaccharide which contains uronic acid...
September 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406013/exploiting-uniformly-13-c-labeled-carbohydrates-for-probing-carbohydrate-protein-interactions-by-nmr-spectroscopy
#18
Gustav Nestor, Taigh Anderson, Stefan Oscarson, Angela M Gronenborn
NMR of a uniformly (13)C-labeled carbohydrate was used to elucidate the atomic details of a sugar-protein complex. The structure of the (13)C-labeled Manα(1-2)Manα(1-2)ManαOMe trisaccharide ligand, when bound to cyanovirin-N (CV-N), was characterized and revealed that in the complex the glycosidic linkage torsion angles between the two reducing-end mannoses are different from the free trisaccharide. Distances within the carbohydrate were employed for conformational analysis, and NOE-based distance mapping between sugar and protein revealed that Manα(1-2)Manα(1-2)ManαOMe is bound more intimately with its two reducing-end mannoses into the domain A binding site of CV-N than with the nonreducing end unit...
April 21, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405017/lectin-pathway-factors-in-patients-suffering-from-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
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Katarzyna Kasperkiewicz, Łukasz Eppa, Anna S Świerzko, Marcin A Bartłomiejczyk, Zbigniew M Żuber, Katarzyna Siniewicz-Luzeńczyk, Elżbieta Mężyk, Misao Matsushita, Leokadia Bąk-Romaniszyn, Krzysztof Zeman, Mikael Skurnik, Maciej Cedzyński
Both complement activation and certain infections (including those with Yersinia sp.) may contribute to the pathogenesis of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). We investigated factors specific for the lectin pathway of complement: mannose-binding lectin (MBL), ficolins and associated serine protease-2 (MASP-2), in 144 patients and 98 controls. 106 patients had oligoarticular disease and 38 had polyarticular disease. In 51 patients (out of 133 tested), Yersinia-reactive antibodies were found (JIA Ye+ group)...
April 13, 2017: Immunology and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404634/mucosal-igm-antibody-with-d-mannose-affinity-in-fugu-takifugu-rubripes-is-utilized-by-a-monogenean-parasite-heterobothrium-okamotoi-for-host-recognition
#20
Kento Igarashi, Ryohei Matsunaga, Sachi Hirakawa, Sho Hosoya, Hiroaki Suetake, Kiyoshi Kikuchi, Yuzuru Suzuki, Osamu Nakamura, Toshiaki Miyadai, Satoshi Tasumi, Shigeyuki Tsutsui
How parasites recognize their definitive hosts is a mystery; however, parasitism is reportedly initiated by recognition of certain molecules on host surfaces. Fish ectoparasites make initial contact with their hosts at body surfaces, such as skin and gills, which are covered with mucosa that are similar to those of mammalian guts. Fish are among the most primitive vertebrates with immune systems that are equivalent to those in mammals, and they produce and secrete IgM into mucus. In this study, we showed that the monogenean parasite Heterobothrium okamotoi utilizes IgM to recognize its host, fugu Takifugu rubripes Oncomiracidia are infective larvae of H...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
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