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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239746/induction-of-sa-signaling-pathway-and-ethylene-biosynthesis-in-trichoderma-harzianum-treated-tomato-plants-after-infection-of-the-root-knot-nematode-meloidogyne-incognita
#1
Paola Leonetti, Maria Chiara Zonno, Sergio Molinari, Claudio Altomare
Salicylic acid-signaling pathway and ethylene biosynthesis were induced in tomato treated with Trichoderma harzianum when infected by root-knot nematodes and limited the infection by activation of SAR and ethylene production. Soil pre-treatment with Trichoderma harzianum (Th) strains ITEM 908 (T908) and T908-5 decreased susceptibility of tomato to Meloidogyne incognita, as assessed by restriction in nematode reproduction and development. The effect of T. harzianum treatments on plant defense was detected by monitoring the expression of the genes PR-1/PR-5 and JERF3/ACO, markers of the SA- and JA/ET-dependent signaling pathways, respectively...
February 26, 2017: Plant Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239651/profiling-of-circulating-micrornas-in-children-with-recent-onset-of-type-1-diabetes
#2
Suheda Erener, Ashish Marwaha, Rusung Tan, Constadina Panagiotopoulos, Timothy J Kieffer
Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease that is clinically silent until the majority of β cells are destroyed. There is an unmet need for reliable and cost-effective biomarkers to predict and diagnose diabetes at an early stage. A number of stable microRNAs (miRNAs) have been reported in serum and plasma and are now being investigated as biomarkers of different diseases. We measured the levels of 745 miRNAs in sera of children with recent-onset T1D and age-matched controls using locked nucleic acid-enhanced (LNA-enhanced) quantitative PCR profiling...
February 23, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239463/enhancing-adoptive-cancer-immunotherapy-with-v%C3%AE-2v%C3%AE-2-t-cells-through-pulse-zoledronate-stimulation
#3
Mohanad H Nada, Hong Wang, Grefachew Workalemahu, Yoshimasa Tanaka, Craig T Morita
BACKGROUND: Human γδ T cells expressing Vγ2Vδ2 T cell receptors monitor foreign- and self-prenyl pyrophosphate metabolites in isoprenoid biosynthesis to mediate immunity to microbes and tumors. Adoptive immunotherapy with Vγ2Vδ2 T cells has been used to treat cancer patients with partial and complete remissions. Most clinical trials and preclinical studies have used continuous zoledronate exposure to expand Vγ2Vδ2 cells where zoledronate is slowly diluted over the course of the culture...
2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239422/differential-regulation-of-riboflavin-supply-genes-in-vibrio-cholerae
#4
Ignacio Sepúlveda Cisternas, Alexia Torres, Andrés Fuentes Flores, Víctor Antonio García Angulo
BACKGROUND: Riboflavin is the precursor of important redox cofactors such as flavin mononucleotide (FMN) and flavin adenine dinucleotide, required for several biological processes. Vibrio cholerae, a pathogenic bacterium responsible for the cholera disease, possesses the ability to biosynthesize de novo as well as to uptake riboflavin through the riboflavin biosynthetic pathway (RBP) and the RibN importer, respectively. The intra-organism relationship between riboflavin biosynthesis and uptake functions has not been studied...
2017: Gut Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239414/a-novel-small-rna-coar-regulates-coenzyme-a-biosynthesis-and-tolerance-of-synechocystis-sp-pcc6803-to-1-butanol-possibly-via-promoter-directed-transcriptional-silencing
#5
Tao Sun, Guangsheng Pei, Jiangxin Wang, Lei Chen, Weiwen Zhang
BACKGROUND: Microbial small RNAs (sRNAs) have been proposed as valuable regulatory elements for optimizing cellular metabolism for industrial purposes. However, little information is currently available on functional relevance of sRNAs to biofuels tolerance in cyanobacteria. RESULTS: Here, we described the identification and functional characterization of a novel 124 nt sRNA Ncl1460 involved in tolerance to biofuel 1-butanol in Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. The expression of Ncl1460 was verified by blotting assay and its length was determined through 3' RACE...
2017: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239413/improving-acetyl-coa-biosynthesis-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-via-the-overexpression-of-pantothenate-kinase-and-pdh-bypass
#6
Wenshan Liu, Bo Zhang, Rongrong Jiang
BACKGROUND: Acetyl-CoA is an important precursor in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Various approaches have been adopted to improve its cytosolic level previously with the emphasis on engineering the "acetyl-" part of acetyl-CoA. To the best of our knowledge, there have been no reports on engineering the "-CoA" part so far. RESULTS: In this study, we had tried to engineer S. cerevisiae from both the "-CoA" part via pantothenate kinase overexpression (PanK from S. cerevisiae, the rate-limiting enzyme for CoA synthesis) and the "acetyl-"part through PDH bypass introduction (ALD6 from S...
2017: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239372/identification-by-genome-mining-of-a-type-i-polyketide-gene-cluster-from-streptomyces-argillaceus-involved-in-the-biosynthesis-of-pyridine-and-piperidine-alkaloids-argimycins-p
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Suhui Ye, Brian Molloy, Alfredo F Braña, Daniel Zabala, Carlos Olano, Jesús Cortés, Francisco Morís, José A Salas, Carmen Méndez
Genome mining of the mithramycin producer Streptomyces argillaceus ATCC 12956 revealed 31 gene clusters for the biosynthesis of secondary metabolites, and allowed to predict the encoded products for 11 of these clusters. Cluster 18 (renamed cluster arp) corresponded to a type I polyketide gene cluster related to the previously described coelimycin P1 and streptazone gene clusters. The arp cluster consists of fourteen genes, including genes coding for putative regulatory proteins (a SARP-like transcriptional activator and a TetR-like transcriptional repressor), genes coding for structural proteins (three PKSs, one aminotransferase, two dehydrogenases, two cyclases, one imine reductase, a type II thioesterase, and a flavin reductase), and one gene coding for a hypothetical protein...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239068/complete-genome-sequence-of-pseudomonas-chlororaphis-subsp-aurantiaca-reveals-a-triplicate-quorum-sensing-mechanism-for-regulation-of-phenazine-production
#8
Tomohiro Morohoshi, Takahito Yamaguchi, Xiaonan Xie, Wen-Zhao Wang, Kasumi Takeuchi, Nobutaka Someya
Pseudomonas chlororaphis subsp. aurantiaca StFRB508 regulates phenazine production through N-acyl-l-homoserine lactone (AHL)-mediated quorum sensing. Two sets of AHL-synthase and AHL-receptor genes, phzI/phzR and aurI/aurR, have been identified from the incomplete draft genome of StFRB508. In the present study, the complete genome of StFRB508, comprising a single chromosome of 6,997,933 bp, was sequenced. The complete genome sequence revealed the presence of a third quorum-sensing gene set, designated as csaI/csaR...
February 25, 2017: Microbes and Environments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238819/alkylphospholipids-an-update-on-molecular-mechanisms-and-clinical-relevance
#9
REVIEW
Pablo Ríos-Marco, Carmen Marco, Xiomara Gálvez, Jose M Jiménez-López, María P Carrasco
Alkylphospholipid (APL) represent a new class of drugs which do not interact directly with DNA but act on the cell membrane where they accumulate and interfere with lipid metabolism and signalling pathways. This review summarizes the mode of action at the molecular level of these compounds. In this sense, a diversity of mechanisms has been suggested to explain the actions of clinically-relevant APLs, in particular, in cancer treatment. One consistently reported finding is that APLs reduce the biosynthesis of phosphatidylcholine (PC) by inhibiting the rate-limiting enzyme CTP:phosphocholine cytidylyltransferase (CT)...
February 23, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238810/defect-in-dermatan-sulfate-in-urine-of-patients-with-ehlers-danlos-syndrome-caused-by-a-chst14-d4st1-deficiency
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Shuji Mizumoto, Tomoki Kosho, Atsushi Hatamochi, Tomoko Honda, Tomomi Yamaguchi, Nobuhiko Okamoto, Noriko Miyake, Shuhei Yamada, Kazuyuki Sugahara
PURPOSE: Dermatan sulfate (DS) plays a number of roles in a wide range of biological activities such as cell signaling and tissue morphogenesis through interactions with various extracellular matrix proteins including collagen. Mutations in the carbohydrate sulfotransferase 14 gene (CHST14) encoding CHST14/dermatan 4-O-sulfotransferase-1 (D4ST1), which is responsible for the biosynthesis of DS, cause a recently delineated form of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS, musculocontractural type 1), an autosomal recessive connective tissue disorder characterized by congenital malformations (specific craniofacial features, and congenital multiple contractures) and progressive fragility-related complications (skin hyperextensibility, bruisability, and fragility with atrophic scars; recurrent dislocations; progressive talipes or spinal deformities; and large subcutaneous hematomas)...
February 23, 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238725/functional-and-structural-analysis-of-programmed-c-methylation-in-the-biosynthesis-of-the-fungal-polyketide-citrinin
#11
Philip A Storm, Dominik A Herbst, Timm Maier, Craig A Townsend
Fungal polyketide synthases (PKSs) are large, multidomain enzymes that biosynthesize a wide range of natural products. A hallmark of these megasynthases is the iterative use of catalytic domains to extend and modify a series of enzyme-bound intermediates. A subset of these iterative PKSs (iPKSs) contains a C-methyltransferase (CMeT) domain that adds one or more S-adenosylmethionine (SAM)-derived methyl groups to the carbon framework. Neither the basis by which only specific positions on the growing intermediate are methylated ("programming") nor the mechanism of methylation are well understood...
February 16, 2017: Cell Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238638/critical-review-on-biosurfactant-analysis-purification-and-characterization-using-rhamnolipid-as-a-model-biosurfactant
#12
REVIEW
Sunita J Varjani, Vivek N Upasani
Surfactants are one of the most versatile group of chemicals used in various industrial processes. Their market is competitive, and manufacturers will have to expand surfactant production in ecofriendly and cost effective manner. Increasing interest in biosurfactants led to an intense research for environment friendly and cost-efficient production of biosurfactant. Structural diversity and functional properties of biosurfactants make them an attractive group of compounds for potential use in wide variety of industrial, environmental and biotechnological applications...
February 16, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238071/acyl-coa-oxidase-1-is-involved-in-%C3%AE-decalactone-release-from-peach-prunus-persica-fruit
#13
Liping Zhang, Haiyan Li, Ling Gao, Yujie Qi, Wanyi Fu, Xiongwei Li, Xiang Zhou, Qikang Gao, Zhongshan Gao, Huijuan Jia
γ-Decalactone accumulation in peach mesocarp was highly correlated with ACX enzyme activity and natural PpACX1 content. Adding the purified recombinant PpACX1 induced γ-decalactone biosynthesis in cultured mesocarp discs in vitro. Previous gene expression studies have implied that acyl coenzyme A oxidase (ACX) is related to lactones synthesis, the characteristic aroma compounds of peach. Here, we analysed the correlation between γ-decalactone content and ACX enzyme activity in mesocarp of five different types of fully ripe peach varieties...
February 25, 2017: Plant Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238042/entotheonella-bacteria-as-source-of-sponge-derived-natural-products-opportunities-for-biotechnological-production
#14
Agneya Bhushan, Eike E Peters, Jörn Piel
Marine sponges belong to the oldest animals existing today. Apart from their role in recycling of carbon and nitrogen in the ocean, they are also an important source of a wide variety of structurally diverse bioactive natural products. Over the past few decades, a multitude of compounds from sponges have been discovered exhibiting diverse, pharmacologically promising activities. However, in many cases the low substance quantities present in the sponge tissue would require the collection of large amounts of sponge material, thus impeding further drug development...
2017: Progress in Molecular and Subcellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238019/nitric-oxide-afferent-sensory-nerves-and-antioxidative-enzymes-in-the-mechanism-of-protection-mediated-by-tricarbonyldichlororuthenium-ii-dimer-and-sodium-hydrosulfide-against-aspirin-induced-gastric-damage
#15
Marcin Magierowski, Magdalena Hubalewska-Mazgaj, Katarzyna Magierowska, Dagmara Wojcik, Zbigniew Sliwowski, Slawomir Kwiecien, Tomasz Brzozowski
BACKGROUND: Aspirin exerts side effects within the gastrointestinal tract. Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and carbon monoxide (CO) have been implicated in gastroprotection but the mechanism of beneficial action of these gaseous mediators against aspirin-induced damage has not been fully studied. We determined the involvement of afferent sensory neurons, calcitonin-gene-related peptide (CGRP), lipid peroxidation, and nitric oxide (NO) biosynthesis in gastroprotection of H2S-releasing NaHS and CO-releasing tricarbonyldichlororuthenium(II) dimer (CORM-2) against aspirin-induced injury...
February 25, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237646/recurrence-associated-genes-in-papillary-thyroid-cancer-an-analysis-of-data-from-the-cancer-genome-atlas
#16
Ming-Nan Chien, Po-Sheng Yang, Jie-Jen Lee, Tao-Yeuan Wang, Yi-Chiung Hsu, Shih-Ping Cheng
BACKGROUND: Recurrence of papillary thyroid cancer is not uncommon, but incorporating clinicopathologic parameters to predict recurrence is suboptimal. The aim of this study was to identify systemically recurrence-associated genes using The Cancer Genome Atlas RNA sequencing database. METHODS: A total of 504 patients with transcriptome sequencing data of the primary neoplasm were included in this study. High and low levels of expression of each gene were defined by median splits...
February 22, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237496/effect-of-acetate-as-a-co-feedstock-on-the-production-of-poly-lactate-co-3-hydroxyalkanoate-by-pfla-deficient-escherichia-coli-rsc10
#17
Lucia Salamanca-Cardona, Ryan A Scheel, Kouhei Mizuno, N Scott Bergey, Arthur J Stipanovic, Ken'ichiro Matsumoto, Seiichi Taguchi, Christopher T Nomura
Developing Escherichia coli strains that are tolerant to acetate toxicity is important in light of an increased interest in the efficient utilization of lignocellulosic biomass feedstocks for the biosynthesis of value-added products. In this study, four strains known to produce polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) from the typical hemicellulosic sugar xylose were tested for their tolerance to acetate. E. coli RSC10 was found to be tolerant of acetate, both in growth and fermentation studies. In the presence of acetate the strain showed a >2-fold increase in overall yields compared to using xylose alone as the feedstock...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236681/antibacterial-and-antioxidant-properties-of-biosynthesized-zinc-oxide-nanoparticles-from-ceropegia-candelabrum-l-an-endemic-species
#18
M Murali, C Mahendra, Nagabhushan, N Rajashekar, M S Sudarshana, K A Raveesha, K N Amruthesh
Zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO-NPs) were synthesized for the first time from any of the species of Ceropegia. Presently, ZnO-NPs were synthesized from the leaf extract of Ceropegia candelabrum with zinc nitrate using a simple hydrothermal process. The synthesized ZnO-NPs showed an absorption peak at 320nm which is one of the characteristic features of ZnO-NPs. The FT-IR characterization revealed a spectrum band at 551.93cm(-1) corresponding to the functional group metal oxide. SEM images showed agglomeration of nanoparticles with a hexagonal shape...
February 14, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236510/a-strategy-for-dual-inhibition-of-the-proteasome-and-fatty-acid-synthase-with-belactosin-c-orlistat-hybrids
#19
Mingzhao Zhu, Wayne D Harshbarger, Omar Robles, Joanna Krysiak, Kenneth G Hull, Sung Wook Cho, Robyn D Richardson, Yanyan Yang, Andres Garcia, Lindsey Spiegelman, Bianca Ramirez, Christopher T Wilson, Ju Anne Yau, James T Moore, Caitlen B Walker, James C Sacchettini, Wenshe R Liu, Stephan A Sieber, Jeffrey W Smith, Daniel Romo
The proteasome, a validated cellular target for cancer, is central for maintaining cellular homeostasis, while fatty acid synthase (FAS), a novel target for numerous cancers, is responsible for palmitic acid biosynthesis. Perturbation of either enzymatic machine results in decreased proliferation and ultimately cellular apoptosis. Based on structural similarities, we hypothesized that hybrid molecules of belactosin C, a known proteasome inhibitor, and orlistat, a known inhibitor of the thioesterase domain of FAS, could inhibit both enzymes...
January 19, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236238/flexible-backbone-methods-for-predicting-and-designing-peptide-specificity
#20
Noah Ollikainen
Protein-protein interactions play critical roles in essentially every cellular process. These interactions are often mediated by protein interaction domains that enable proteins to recognize their interaction partners, often by binding to short peptide motifs. For example, PDZ domains, which are among the most common protein interaction domains in the human proteome, recognize specific linear peptide sequences that are often at the C-terminus of other proteins. Determining the set of peptide sequences that a protein interaction domain binds, or it's "peptide specificity," is crucial for understanding its cellular function, and predicting how mutations impact peptide specificity is important for elucidating the mechanisms underlying human diseases...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
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