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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431495/iron-regulated-small-rna-expression-as-neisseria-gonorrhoeae-fa-1090-transitions-into-stationary-phase-growth
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Lydgia A Jackson, Michael Day, Jennie Allen, Edgar Scott, David W Dyer
BACKGROUND: For most pathogens, iron (Fe) homeostasis is crucial for maintenance within the host and the ability to cause disease. The primary transcriptional regulator that controls intracellular Fe levels is the Fur (ferric uptake regulator) protein, which exerts its action on transcription by binding to a promoter-proximal sequence termed the Fur box. Fur-regulated transcriptional responses are often fine-tuned at the post-transcriptional level through the action of small regulatory RNAs (sRNAs)...
April 21, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430694/iron-loading-exaggerates-the-inflammatory-response-to-the-toll-like-receptor-4-ligand-lipopolysaccharide-by-altering-mitochondrial-homeostasis
#2
Konrad Hoeft, Donald B Bloch, Jan A Graw, Rajeev Malhotra, Fumito Ichinose, Aranya Bagchi
BACKGROUND: Perioperative and critically ill patients are often exposed to iron (in the form of parenteral-iron administration or blood transfusion) and inflammatory stimuli, but the effects of iron loading on the inflammatory response are unclear. Recent data suggest that mitochondrial reactive oxygen species have an important role in the innate immune response and that increased mitochondrial reactive oxygen species production is a result of dysfunctional mitochondria. We tested the hypothesis that increased intracellular iron potentiates lipopolysaccharide-induced inflammation by increasing mitochondrial reactive oxygen species levels...
April 21, 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430017/two-nramp6-isoforms-function-as-iron-and-manganese-transporters-and-contribute-to-disease-resistance-in-rice
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Cristina Peris-Peris, Albert Serra-Cardona, Ferrán Sánchez-Sanuy, Sonia Campo, Joaquin Ariño, Blanca San Segundo
Metal ions are essential elements for all living organisms. However, metals can be toxic when present in excess. In plants, metal homeostasis is partly achieved through the function of metal transporters, including the diverse natural resistance-associated macrophage proteins (NRAMP). Among them, the OsNramp6 gene encodes a previously uncharacterized member of the rice NRAMP family that undergoes alternative splicing to produce different NRAMP6 proteins. In this work, we determined the metal transport activity and biological role of the full-length and the shortest NRAMP6 proteins (l-NRAMP6 and s-NRAMP6, respectively)...
April 21, 2017: Molecular Plant-microbe Interactions: MPMI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428956/physiological-functions-of-the-cellular-prion-protein
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Andrew R Castle, Andrew C Gill
The prion protein, PrP(C), is a small, cell-surface glycoprotein notable primarily for its critical role in pathogenesis of the neurodegenerative disorders known as prion diseases. A hallmark of prion diseases is the conversion of PrP(C) into an abnormally folded isoform, which provides a template for further pathogenic conversion of PrP(C), allowing disease to spread from cell to cell and, in some circumstances, to transfer to a new host. In addition to the putative neurotoxicity caused by the misfolded form(s), loss of normal PrP(C) function could be an integral part of the neurodegenerative processes and, consequently, significant research efforts have been directed toward determining the physiological functions of PrP(C)...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426710/change-in-iron-metabolism-in-rats-after-renal-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
#5
Guang-Liang Xie, Lin Zhu, Yan-Min Zhang, Qian-Nan Zhang, Qing Yu
Previous studies have indicated that hepcidin, which can regulate iron efflux by binding to ferroportin-1 (FPN1) and inducing its internalization and degradation, acts as the critical factor in the regulation of iron metabolism. However, it is unknown whether hepcidin is involved in acute renal ischemia/reperfusion injury (IRI). In this study, an IRI rat model was established via right renal excision and blood interruption for 45 min in the left kidney, and iron metabolism indexes were examined to investigate the change in iron metabolism and to analyze the role of hepcidin during IRI...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421565/iron-homeostasis-in-inflammation-a-single-centre-prospective-observational-study-in-medical-inpatients
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Carl Chrobak, Jan Adam Sidler, Alix O'Meara, Sabine Schaedelin, Balthasar L Hug
AIMS OF THE STUDY: We aimed to assess a potential association of iron status with mortality and morbidity of inpatients with systemic inflammation. METHODS: This was a single centre prospective observational study. From April 2014 to October 2014, all consecutive medical inpatients aged >=18 years with a C-reactive protein value >5 mg/l on hospital admission were eligible for the study. We excluded pregnant women and patients with terminal renal insufficiency or past allogeneic stem cell transplantation...
April 19, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420988/heme-as-a-target-for-therapeutic-interventions
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REVIEW
Stephan Immenschuh, Vijith Vijayan, Sabina Janciauskiene, Faikah Gueler
Heme is a complex of iron and the tetrapyrrole protoporphyrin IX with essential functions in aerobic organisms. Heme is the prosthetic group of hemoproteins such as hemoglobin and myoglobin, which are crucial for reversible oxygen binding and transport. By contrast, high levels of free heme, which may occur in various pathophysiological conditions, are toxic via pro-oxidant, pro-inflammatory and cytotoxic effects. The toxicity of heme plays a major role for the pathogenesis of prototypical hemolytic disorders including sickle cell disease and malaria...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414453/global-proteome-profiling-of-a-marine-copepod-and-the-mitigating-effect-of-ocean-acidification-on-mercury-toxicity-after-multigenerational-exposure
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Minghua Wang, Jae-Seong Lee, Yan Li
Previously, we found that ocean acidification (OA) mitigates mercury (Hg) toxicity to marine copepod Tigriopus japonicus under multigenerational exposure (four generations, F0-F3). To determine the response mechanisms of T. japonicus against long-term exposure to OA and Hg pollution, we investigated the proteome of F3 copepods after multigenerational exposure to four conditions: pCO2 400 μatm + control; pCO2 1000 μatm + control; pCO2 400 μatm + 1.0 µg/L Hg; and pCO2 1000 μatm + 1.0 µg/L Hg. Functional enrichment analysis indicated that OA enhanced the copepod's energy production mainly by increasing protein assimilation and proteolysis as a compensatory strategy, which explained its physiological resilience to reduced pH...
April 17, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412459/no-changes-in-heme-synthesis-in-human-friedreich%C3%A2-s-ataxia-erythroid-progenitor-cells
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Hannes Steinkellner, Himanshu Narayan Singh, Martina U Muckenthaler, Hans Goldenberg, Rajeswari R Moganty, Barbara Scheiber-Mojdehkar, Brigitte Sturm
Friedreich's ataxia (FRDA) is a neurodegenerative disease caused by reduced expression of the protein frataxin. Frataxin is thought to play a role in iron-sulfur cluster biogenesis and heme synthesis. In this study, we used erythroid progenitor stem cells obtained from FRDA patients and healthy donors to investigate the putative role, if any, of frataxin deficiency in heme synthesis. We used electrochemiluminescence and qRT-PCR for frataxin protein and mRNA quantification. We used atomic absorption spectrophotometry for iron levels and a photometric assay for hemoglobin levels...
April 12, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406294/non-invasive-respiratory-metabolite-analysis-associated-with-clinical-disease-in-cetaceans-a-deepwater-horizon-oil-spill-study
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Alberto Pasamontes, Alexander A Aksenov, Michael Schivo, Teri Rowles, Cynthia R Smith, Lori H Schwacke, Randall S Wells, Laura Yeates, Stephanie Venn-Watson, Cristina E Davis
Health assessments of wild cetaceans can be challenging due to the difficulty of gaining access to conventional diagnostic matrices of blood, serum and others. While the non-invasive detection of metabolites in exhaled breath could potentially help to address this problem, there exists a knowledge gap regarding associations between known disease states and breath metabolite profiles in cetaceans. This technology was applied to the largest marine oil spill in U.S. history (The 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico)...
April 13, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406072/harmful-at-non-cytotoxic-concentrations-sio2-spions-affect-surfactant-metabolism-and-lamellar-body-biogenesis-in-a549-human-alveolar-epithelial-cells
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Veno Kononenko, Andreja Erman, Toni Petan, Igor Križaj, Slavko Kralj, Darko Makovec, Damjana Drobne
The pulmonary delivery of nanoparticles (NPs) is a promising approach in nanomedicine. For the efficient and safe use of inhalable NPs, understanding of NP interference with lung surfactant metabolism is needed. Lung surfactant is predominantly a phospholipid substance, synthesized in alveolar type II cells (ATII), where it is packed in special organelles, lamellar bodies (LBs). In vitro and in vivo studies have reported NPs impact on surfactant homeostasis, but this phenomenon has not yet been sufficiently examined...
April 2017: Nanotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404645/irp2-as-a-potential-modulator-of-cell-proliferation-apoptosis-and-prognosis-in-nonsmall-cell-lung-cancer
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Heena Khiroya, Jasbir S Moore, Nabeel Ahmad, Jamie Kay, Kerry Woolnough, Gerald Langman, Iyad Ismail, Babu Naidu, Chris Tselepis, Alice M Turner
IREB2 is a gene that produces iron regulatory protein 2 (IRP2), which is critical to intracellular iron homeostasis and which relates to the rate of cellular proliferation. IREB2 lies in a lung cancer susceptibility locus. The aims were to assess 1) the relationship between iron loading, cell proliferation and IRP2 expression in lung cancer; 2) the potential of iron related pathways as therapeutic targets; and 3) the relevance of IRP2 in operated lung cancer patients.Cells of two nonsmall cell cancer (NSCLC) lines and primary bronchial epithelial cells (PBECs) were cultured with and without iron; and proliferation, apoptosis and migration were assessed...
April 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401968/tight-binding-of-heme-to-staphylococcus-aureus-isdg-and-isdi-precludes-design-of-a-competitive-inhibitor
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Matthew A Conger, Deepika Pokhrel, Matthew D Liptak
The micromolar equilibrium constants for heme dissociation from IsdG and IsdI reported in the literature call into question whether these enzymes are actually members of the iron-regulated surface determinant system of Staphylococcus aureus, which harvests heme iron from a host during infection. In order to address this question, the heme dissociation constants for IsdG and IsdI were reevaluated using three approaches. The heme dissociation equilibrium constants were measured using a UV/Vis absorption-detected assay analyzed with an assumption-free model, and using a newly developed fluorescence-detected assay...
April 12, 2017: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400987/serum-hepcidin-levels-iron-dyshomeostasis-and-cognitive-loss-in-alzheimer-s-disease
#14
Zohara Sternberg, Zihua Hu, Daniel Sternberg, Shayan Waseh, Joseph F Quinn, Katharine Wild, Kaye Jeffrey, Lin Zhao, Michael Garrick
This pilot study examined the status of the master iron regulatory peptide, hepcidin, and peripheral related iron parameters in Alzheimer's disease (AD) and mild cognitive impairment patients, and evaluated the relationship between iron dyshomeostasis and amyloid-beta (Aβ), cognitive assessment tests, neuroimaging and clinical data. Frozen serum samples from the Oregon Tissue Bank were used to measure serum levels of hepcidin, ferritin, Aβ40, Aβ42 using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Serum transferrin levels were determined indirectly as total iron binding capacity, serum iron was measured and the percent saturation of transferrin calculated...
April 2017: Aging and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400074/regulation-of-mitochondrial-structure-and-function-by-protein-import-a-current-review
#15
REVIEW
Kanchanjunga Prasai
By generating the majority of a cell's ATP, mitochondria permit a vast range of reactions necessary for life. Mitochondria also perform other vital functions including biogenesis and assembly of iron-sulfur proteins, maintenance of calcium homeostasis, and activation of apoptosis. Accordingly, mitochondrial dysfunction has been linked with the pathology of many clinical conditions including cancer, type 2 diabetes, cardiomyopathy, and atherosclerosis. The ongoing maintenance of mitochondrial structure and function requires the import of nuclear-encoded proteins and for this reason, mitochondrial protein import is indispensible for cell viability...
March 16, 2017: Pathophysiology: the Official Journal of the International Society for Pathophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397746/non-anticoagulant-heparins-are-hepcidin-antagonists-for-the-treatment-of-anemia
#16
REVIEW
Maura Poli, Michela Asperti, Paola Ruzzenenti, Annamaria Naggi, Paolo Arosio
The peptide hormone hepcidin is a key controller of systemic iron homeostasis, and its expression in the liver is mainly regulated by bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs), which are heparin binding proteins. In fact, heparins are strong suppressors of hepcidin expression in hepatic cell lines that act by inhibiting the phosphorylation of SMAD1/5/8 proteins elicited by the BMPs. The inhibitory effect of heparins has been demonstrated in cells and in mice, where subcutaneous injections of non-anticoagulant heparins inhibited liver hepcidin expression and increased iron bioavailability...
April 8, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396637/membrane-associated-progesterone-receptors-promiscuous-proteins-with-pleiotropic-functions-focus-on-interactions-with-cytochromes-p450
#17
REVIEW
Chang S Ryu, Kathrin Klein, Ulrich M Zanger
Membrane-associated progesterone receptors (MAPR) are a group of four rather small, partially homologous proteins, which share a similar non-covalent heme-binding domain that is related to cytochrome b5, a well-known functional interaction partner of microsomal cytochrome P450 (CYP) monooxygenase systems. Apart from their structural similarities the four proteins progesterone membrane component 1 (PGRMC1, also referred to as IZA, sigma-2 receptor, Dap1), PGRMC2, neudesin (NENF) and neuferricin (CYB5D2) display surprisingly divergent and multifunctional physiological properties related to cholesterol/steroid biosynthesis, drug metabolism and response, iron homeostasis, heme trafficking, energy metabolism, autophagy, apoptosis, cell cycle regulation, cell migration, neural functions, and tumorigenesis and cancer progression...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396286/altered-mitochondrial-and-peroxisomal-integrity-in-lipocalin-2-deficient-mice-with-hepatic-steatosis
#18
Anastasia Asimakopoulou, Annabelle Fülöp, Erawan Borkham-Kamphorst, Eddy Van de Leur, Nikolaus Gassler, Thorsten Berger, Birte Beine, Helmut E Meyer, Tak W Mak, Carsten Hopf, Corinna Henkel, Ralf Weiskirchen
Lipocalin-2 (LCN2) is a secreted adipokine that transports small hydrophobic molecules such as fatty acids and steroids. LCN2 limits bacterial growth by sequestering iron-containing siderophores and in mammalian liver protects against inflammation, infection, injury and other stressors. Because LCN2 modulates hepatic fat metabolism and homeostasis, we performed a comparative profiling of proteins and lipids of wild type (WT) and Lcn2-deficient mice fed either standard chow or a methionine- and choline-deficient (MCD) diet...
April 7, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389699/ion-channelopathies-and-migraine-pathogenesis
#19
REVIEW
Cassie L Albury, Shani Stuart, Larisa M Haupt, Lyn R Griffiths
Migraine is a common neurological disorder that affects approximately 12-20% of the general adult population. Migraine pathogenesis is complex and not wholly understood. Molecular genetic investigations, imaging and biochemical studies, have unveiled a number of interconnected neurological pathways which seem to have a cause and effect component integral to its cause. Much weight of migraine attack initiation can be placed on the initial trigger and the pathways involved in its neuronal counter reaction. Ion channels play a large role in the generation, portrayal and mitigation of the brains response to external triggers...
April 7, 2017: Molecular Genetics and Genomics: MGG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389405/delayed-nrf2-regulated-antioxidant-gene-induction-in-response-to-silica-nanoparticles
#20
Hongqiao Zhang, Lulu Zhou, Jenay Yuen, Nancy Birkner, Valerie Leppert, Peggy A O'Day, Henry Jay Forman
Silica nanoparticles with iron on their surface cause the production of oxidants and stimulate an inflammatory response in macrophages. Nuclear factor erythroid-derived 2 - like factor 2 (Nrf2) signaling and its regulated antioxidant genes play critical roles in maintaining redox homeostasis. In this study we investigated the regulation of four representative Nrf2-regulated antioxidant genes; i.e., glutamate cysteine ligase (GCL) catalytic subunit (GCLC), GCL modifier subunit (GCLM), heme oxygenase 1 (HO-1), and NAD(P)H:quinone oxidoreductase-1 (NQO-1), by iron-coated silica nanoparticles (SiO2-Fe) in human THP-1 macrophages...
April 4, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
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