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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641565/d-amino-acid-analogues-of-the-antimicrobial-peptide-cdt-exhibit-anti-cancer-properties-in-a549-a-human-lung-adenocarcinoma-cell-line
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Deborah L Heyl, Hedeel Guy Evans, Jeff Guthrie, Murali Jujjavarapu, Nathan Hendrickson, Anna Eitel, Yeji Park, Jennifer Garvey, Rebecca Newman, Daniel Esckilsen
The importance of the antitumor activity of some antimicrobial peptides is being increasingly recognized. The antimicrobial peptide, tachyplesin, has been shown to exhibit anticancer properties and a linear, cysteine deleted analogue (CDT), was found to retain its antibacterial function. We used sequence reversal and D-amino acids to synthesize four CDT analogues. We found that D-CDT exhibited the best bactericidal properties with the highest selectivity index. While the MIC was found to improve only modestly against S...
June 20, 2017: Protein and Peptide Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633290/planning-evaluating-and-vetting-receptor-signaling-studies-to-assesshyaluronan-size-dependence-and-specificity
#2
Paul H Weigel
Exciting discoveries in many diverse fields of hyaluronan (HA) biology over the last 40 years have centered around the ability of HA to bind cell surface HA receptors (e.g. CD44, Layilin, LYVE-1, HARE/Stab2 and RHAMM) and sometimes also to activate intracellular signal transduction pathways, frequently involving ERK1/2. Though perplexing, a major characteristic of HA-mediated signal pathway activation for some receptors has been a dependence on the size of the bound HA. Receptors that directly interact with HA, which may not include TLR2/4, bind very well to any HA molecule > 8-20 sugars, depending on the receptor...
June 13, 2017: Glycobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631800/a-hyaluronidase-temperature-dual-responsive-supramolecular-assembly-based-on-the-anionic-recognition-of-calixpyridinium
#3
Kui Wang, Jian-Hua Cui, Si-Yang Xing, Xiao-Wei Ren
We have successfully constructed a supramolecular assembly based on the anionic recognition of calixpyridinium for the first time employing native biocompatible polysaccharide hyaluronan as the guest, which showed hyaluronidase-responsive disassembly and temperature-responsive morphological conversion from a nanosphere to a nanosquare upon increasing the temperature.
June 20, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604766/the-deubiquitinating-enzymes-usp4-and-usp17-target-hyaluronan-synthase-2-and-differentially-affect-its-function
#4
M Mehić, V K de Sa, S Hebestreit, C-H Heldin, P Heldin
The levels of hyaluronan, a ubiquitous glycosaminoglycan prominent in the extracellular matrix, is balanced through the actions of hyaluronan-synthesizing enzymes (HAS1, 2 and 3) and degrading hyaluronidases (Hyal 1, 2, 3 and PH20). Hyaluronan accumulates in rapidly remodeling tissues, such as breast cancer, due to deregulated expression of the HAS2 gene and/or alterations of HAS2 activity. The activity of HAS2 is regulated by post-translational modifications, including ubiquitination. In order to identify deubiquitinating enzymes (DUBs) that are involved in de-ubiquitination of HAS2, a complementary (cDNA) library of 69 Flag-HA-tagged human DUBs cloned into retroviral vectors was screened in human embryonic kidney (HEK) 293T cells for their ability to de-ubiquitinate myc-tagged HAS2...
June 12, 2017: Oncogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602829/comparison-of-proteomic-profiles-of-the-venoms-of-two-of-the-big-four-snakes-of-india-the-indian-cobra-naja-naja-and-the-common-krait-bungarus-caeruleus-and-analyses-of-their-toxins
#5
Manisha Choudhury, Ryan J R McCleary, Manish Kesherwani, R Manjunatha Kini, Devadasan Velmurugan
Snake venoms are mixtures of biologically-active proteins and peptides, and several studies have described the characteristics of some of these toxins. However, complete proteomic profiling of the venoms of many snake species has not yet been done. The Indian cobra (Naja naja) and common krait (Bungarus caeruleus) are elapid snake species that are among the 'Big Four' responsible for the majority of human snake envenomation cases in India. As understanding the composition and complexity of venoms is necessary for successful treatment of envenomation in humans, we utilized three different proteomic profiling approaches to characterize these venoms: i) one-dimensional SDS-PAGE coupled with in-gel tryptic digestion and electrospray tandem mass spectrometry (ESI-LC-MS/MS) of individual protein bands; ii) in-solution tryptic digestion of crude venoms coupled with ESI-LC-MS/MS; and iii) separation by gel-filtration chromatography coupled with tryptic digestion and ESI-LC-MS/MS of separated fractions...
June 8, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596991/long-persistence-of-a-streptococcus-pneumoniae-23f-clone-in-a-cystic-fibrosis-patient
#6
Martin Rieger, Harald Mauch, Regine Hakenbeck
Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates of serotype 23F with intermediate penicillin resistance were recovered on seven occasions over a period of 37 months from a cystic fibrosis patient in Berlin. All isolates expressed the same multilocus sequence type (ST), ST10523. The genome sequences of the first and last isolates, D122 and D141, revealed the absence of two phage-related gene clusters compared to the genome of another ST10523 strain, D219, isolated earlier at a different place in Germany. Genomes of all three strains carried the same novel mosaic penicillin-binding protein (PBP) genes, pbp2x, pbp2b, and pbp1a; these genes were distinct from those of other penicillin-resistant S...
May 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596006/fabrication-of-single-and-bundled-filament-like-tissues-using-biodegradable-hyaluronic-acid-based-hollow-hydrogel-fibers
#7
Mehdi Khanmohammadi, Shinji Sakai, Masahito Taya
Hydrogel fibers with biodegradable and biocompatible features are useful for the fabrication of filament-like tissues. We developed cell-laden hyaluronic acid (HA)-based hollow hydrogel fibers to create single and bundled filament-like tissues. The cell-laden fibers were fabricated by crosslinking phenolic-substituted hyaluronic acid (HA-Ph) in an aqueous solution containing cells through a horseradish peroxidase (HRP)-catalyzed reaction in the presence of catalase by extruding the solution in ambient flow of an aqueous solution containing H2O2...
June 6, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591253/acute-kidney-injury-complicating-bee-stings-a-review
#8
Geraldo Bezerra da Silva, Adolfo Gomes Vasconcelos, Amanda Maria Timbó Rocha, Vanessa Ribeiro de Vasconcelos, João de Barros, Julye Sampaio Fujishima, Nathália Barros Ferreira, Elvino José Guardão Barros, Elizabeth De Francesco Daher
Bee stings can cause severe reactions and have caused many victims in the last years. Allergic reactions can be triggered by a single sting and the greater the number of stings, the worse the prognosis. The poisoning effects can be systemic and can eventually cause death. The poison components are melitin, apamin, peptide 401, phospholipase A2, hyaluronidase, histamine, dopamine, and norepinephrine, with melitin being the main lethal component. Acute kidney injury (AKI) can be observed in patients suffering from bee stings and this is due to multiple factors, such as intravascular hemolysis, rhabdomyolysis, hypotension and direct toxicity of the venom components to the renal tubules...
June 1, 2017: Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589527/targeting-the-tumor-stroma-the-biology-and-clinical-development-of-pegylated-recombinant-human-hyaluronidase-pegph20
#9
REVIEW
Kit Man Wong, Kathryn J Horton, Andrew L Coveler, Sunil R Hingorani, William P Harris
The tumor stroma is increasingly recognized as a key player in tumorigenesis through its effects on cell signaling, immune responses, and access of therapeutic agents. A major component of the extracellular matrix is hyaluronic acid (HA), which raises the interstitial gel fluid pressure within tumors and reduces drug delivery to malignant cells, and has been most extensively studied in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA). Pegylated recombinant human hyaluronidase (PEGPH20) is a novel agent that degrades HA and normalizes IFP to enhance the delivery of cytotoxic agents...
July 2017: Current Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582436/is-hyaluronan-deposition-in-the-stroma-of-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma-of-prognostic-significance
#10
Florian Gebauer, Marius Kemper, Guido Sauter, Peter Prehm, Udo Schumacher
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) has a dismal prognosis and the number of PDAC-related deaths is rising. Recently the tumour stroma and in particular one of its main components, hyaluronan (HA), have attracted considerable attention as intravenous hyaluronidase treatment together with conventional chemotherapy considerably prolonged survival in HA-rich PDA patients. We therefore wanted to investigate the prognostic significance of HA deposition in PDA using both antibodies to HA and hyaluronan binding protein (HABP)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578951/bio-stimuli-responsive-multi-scale-hyaluronic-acid-nanoparticles-for-deepened-tumor-penetration-and-enhanced-therapy
#11
Mengmeng Huo, Wenyan Li, Arka Sen Chaudhuri, Yuchao Fan, Xiu Han, Chen Yang, Zhenghong Wu, Xiaole Qi
In this study, we developed bio-stimuli-responsive multi-scale hyaluronic acid (HA) nanoparticles encapsulated with polyamidoamine (PAMAM) dendrimers as the subunits. These HA/PAMAM nanoparticles of large scale (197.10±3.00nm) were stable during systematic circulation then enriched at the tumor sites; however, they were prone to be degraded by the high expressed hyaluronidase (HAase) to release inner PAMAM dendrimers and regained a small scale (5.77±0.25nm) with positive charge. After employing tumor spheroids penetration assay on A549 3D tumor spheroids for 8h, the fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC) labeled multi-scale HA/PAMAM-FITC nanoparticles could penetrate deeply into these tumor spheroids with the degradation of HAase...
September 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573419/quantifying-cartilage-biomechanical-properties-using-a-linearized-frequency-domain-method
#12
A Gkousioudi, D S Tzeranis, G P Kanakaris, M Saloufas, L G Alexopoulos
Articular cartilage function relies on its unique mechanical behavior. Cartilage mechanics have been described by several analytic models, whose parameters are usually estimated by fitting their constitutive equations to stress-relaxation data. This procedure can be long and is prone to experimental and fitting errors. Τhis study describes a novel methodology for estimating the biomechanical properties of cartilage samples based on their linearized frequency response, derived by applying a series of small-amplitude harmonic displacements superimposed to a bias strain...
June 1, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534395/hyaluronic-acid-templated-ag-nanoparticles-graphene-oxide-composites-for-synergistic-therapy-of-bacteria-infection
#13
Xiang Ran, Ye Du, Zhenzhen Wang, Huan Wang, Fang Pu, Jinsong Ren, Xiaogang Qu
Developing methods of decreasing the harm to cell and increasing the antibacterial efficiency is becoming a potential topic of medical treatments. We demonstrated a hyaluronidase-triggered photothermal platform for killing bacteria based on silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) and graphene oxide (GO). The property of the hyaluronidase (HAase)-triggered release provided excellent antibacterial activity against Staphylococcus aureus. Upon illumination of NIR light, the GO-based nanomaterials locally raised the temperature, resulting in high mortality of bacteria...
June 5, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533108/hyaluronidase-administered-with-xylazine-tiletamine-zolazepam-into-adipose-tissue-shortens-recovery-from-anesthesia-in-pigs
#14
Shayne P Bisetto, Adriano B Carregaro, André E S Nicolai, Thais F Bressan, William P Leal, Nathalia V Xavier, Diego F Leal, André F C Andrade
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of hyaluronidase on uptake, duration and speed of elimination of xylazine-tiletamine-zolazepam administered in the subcutaneous fat over the dorsal lumbar region of swine. STUDY DESIGN: Blinded, randomized, crossover study. ANIMALS: Six healthy Landrace/Large White pigs weighing 132±24 kg (mean±standard deviation). METHODS: Animals were administered xylazine (1 mg kg(-1)) and tiletamine-zolazepam (8 mg kg(-1)) (control treatment, CON), or xylazine-tiletamine-zolazepam at the same doses with hyaluronidase (400 IU) (treatment HYA)...
January 11, 2017: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530609/phenolic-compounds-of-the-australian-native-herb-prostanthera-rotundifolia-and-their-biological-activities
#15
Kitty S C Tang, Izabela Konczak, Jian Zhao
The chemical identity and bioactivities of phenolic components of the Australian native herb Prostanthera rotundifolia were studied. Phenolic compounds were extracted with 80% (v/v) aqueous methanol and purified by liquid chromatography. The antioxidant capacity of the extract and its inhibiting activity against α-glucosidase, pancreatic lipase and hyaluronidase were determined. Phenolic compounds were identified by a combination of HPLC-PDA, LC-high resolution MS (LC-HRMS), LC-tandem MS (LC-MS/MS) and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy...
October 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511113/turn-on-theranostic-fluorescent-nanoprobe-by-electrostatic-self-assembly-of-carbon-dots-with-doxorubicin-for-targeted-cancer-cell-imaging-in-vivo-hyaluronidase-analysis-and-targeted-drug-delivery
#16
Na Gao, Wen Yang, Hailiang Nie, Yunqian Gong, Jing Jing, Loujun Gao, Xiaoling Zhang
This paper reports a turn-on theranostic fluorescent nanoprobe P-CDs/HA-Dox obtained by electrostatic assembly of polyethylenimine (PEI)-modified carbon dots (P-CDs) and Hyaluronic acid (HA)-conjugated doxorubicin (Dox) for hyaluronidase (HAase) detection, self-targeted imaging and drug delivery. P-CDs/HA-Dox show weak emission in a physiological environment. By utilizing the high affinity of HA to CD44 receptors overexpressed on many cancer cells, P-CDs/HA-Dox are capable of targeting and penetrating into cancer cells, where they are activated by HAase...
May 10, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500482/improved-yield-of-high-molecular-weight-hyaluronic-acid-production-in-a-stable-strain-of-streptococcus-zooepidemicus-via-the-elimination-of-the-hyaluronidase-encoding-gene
#17
Navid Pourzardosht, Mohammad Javad Rasaee
Despite the significant potential of Streptococcus zooepidemicus for hyaluronic acid (HA) production with high molecular weight (MW), the HA degrading properties of hyaluronidase prevents the bacteria to achieve enhanced HA yield with high MW. In the present study, we aim to knockout the hyaluronidase enzyme and assess its effects on the yield and MW of the produced HA. The kanamycin resistance gene between the left and right arms of hyaluronidase gene was inserted into pUC18 plasmid to construct pUC18-L-kana(r)-R as a recombinant suicide plasmid...
May 12, 2017: Molecular Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498207/the-kinetics-of-reversible-hyaluronic-acid-filler-injection-treated-with-hyaluronidase
#18
Margit L W Juhász, Melissa K Levin, Ellen S Marmur
BACKGROUND: Hyaluronidase is an enzyme capable of dissolution of hyaluronic acid (HA). There is a lack of evidence-based research defining time- and concentration-dependent reversal of HA filler using hyaluronidase. OBJECTIVE: To explore the efficacy of different concentrations of hyaluronidase in digesting commercially available HA-based reversible fillers-Belotero Balance (BEL), Juvederm Ultra XC (JUVXC), Juvederm Ultra Plus (JUVX+), Juvederm Voluma XC (JUVV), Restylane-L (RESL), Restylane Silk (RESS), and Perlane/Restylane Lyft (RESLYFT)...
June 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493932/safety-and-tolerability-of-high-dose-ulinastatin-after-2-hour-intravenous-infusion-in-adult-healthy-chinese-volunteers-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-ascending-dose-study
#19
Qian Chen, Chaoying Hu, Ye Liu, Yun Liu, Wei Wang, Hongchao Zheng, Lianchen Rong, Jingying Jia, Shixuan Sun, Chen Yu, Yan Mei Liu
Ulinastatin, is a broad-spectrum protease inhibitor purified from human urine, inhibits endogenous proteases such as trypsin, α-chymotrypsin, hyaluronidase, and plasmin. It is widely being used at increasingly higher doses for the treatment of acute or chronic pancreatitis, severe infection, and acute organ failure. We aimed to evaluate the safety and tolerability of high-dose ulinastatin in healthy volunteers in our single center, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, single-dose escalation study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482035/microvasculature-of-the-mouse-cerebral-cortex-exhibits-increased-accumulation-and-synthesis-of-hyaluronan-with-aging
#20
May J Reed, Robert B Vernon, Mamatha Damodarasamy, Christina K Chan, Thomas N Wight, Itay Bentov, William A Banks
The microvasculature of the aged brain is less dense and more vulnerable to dysfunction than that of the young brain. Brain microvasculature is supported by its surrounding extracellular matrix, which is comprised largely of hyaluronan (HA). HA is continually degraded into lower molecular weight forms that induce neuroinflammation. We examined HA associated with microvessels (MV) of the cerebral cortex of young (4 months), middle-aged (14 months), and aged (24-26 months) mice. We confirmed that the density of cortical MV decreased with age...
June 1, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
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