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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694077/molecular-adaptation-to-high-pressure-in-cytochrome-p450-1a-and-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-systems-of-the-deep-sea-fish-coryphaenoides-armatus
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Benjamin Lemaire, Sibel I Karchner, Jared V Goldstone, David C Lamb, Jeffrey C Drazen, Jean François Rees, Mark E Hahn, John J Stegeman
Limited knowledge of the molecular evolution of deep-sea fish proteomes so far suggests that a few widespread residue substitutions in cytosolic proteins binding hydrophilic ligands contribute to resistance to the effects of high hydrostatic pressure (HP). Structure-function studies with additional protein systems, including membrane bound proteins, are essential to provide a more general picture of adaptation in these extremophiles. We explored molecular features of HP adaptation in proteins binding hydrophobic ligands, either in lipid bilayers (cytochrome P450 1A - CYP1A) or in the cytosol (the aryl hydrocarbon receptor - AHR), and their partners P450 oxidoreductase (POR) and AHR nuclear translocator (ARNT), respectively...
July 7, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691019/fish-oil-feeding-modulates-the-expression-of-hepatic-micrornas-in-a-western-style-diet-induced-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-rat-model
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Hualin Wang, Yang Shao, Fahu Yuan, Han Feng, Na Li, Hongyu Zhang, Chaodong Wu, Zhiguo Liu
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is one of the most prevalent chronic liver diseases worldwide. Recent studies have indicated that fish oil supplementation has benefits against NAFLD. Our previous transcriptomic study has validated the effect of fish oil supplementation on altering hepatic gene expression in a NAFLD rat model. In the current study, we examined the effects of fish oil on the expression of hepatic microRNAs. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were fed with a lab chow (CON), high-fat high-cholesterol diet (WD), or WD supplemented with fish oil (FOH), respectively...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686452/immunostimulatory-properties-of-lipid-modified-cpg-oligonucleotides
#3
Chunsong Yu, Myunggi An, Meng Li, Haipeng Liu
Innate immune responses recognizing pathogen associated molecular patterns play important roles in adaptive immunity. As such, ligands which mimic the conserved products of microbial and activate innate immunity are widely used as adjuvants for vaccines. Synthetic single strand oligodeoxynucleotides (ODNs) containing unmethylated cytosine-guanine (CpG) motifs which bind Toll-like receptor 9 (TLR9) are powerful molecular adjuvants, potentiating both humoral and cellular responses. However, CpG ODN's in vitro potency has not been translated to in vivo settings primarily due to issues associated with delivery and toxicity...
July 7, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680972/non-toxin-producing-bacillus-cereus-strains-belonging-to-the-b-%C3%A2-anthracis-clade-isolated-from-the-international-space-station
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Kasthuri Venkateswaran, Nitin K Singh, Aleksandra Checinska Sielaff, Robert K Pope, Nicholas H Bergman, Sandra P van Tongeren, Nisha B Patel, Paul A Lawson, Masataka Satomi, Charles H D Williamson, Jason W Sahl, Paul Keim, Duane Pierson, Jay Perry
In an ongoing Microbial Observatory investigation of the International Space Station (ISS), 11 Bacillus strains (2 from the Kibo Japanese experimental module, 4 from the U.S. segment, and 5 from the Russian module) were isolated and their whole genomes were sequenced. A comparative analysis of the 16S rRNA gene sequences of these isolates showed the highest similarity (>99%) to the Bacillus anthracis-B. cereus-B. thuringiensis group. The fatty acid composition, polar lipid profile, peptidoglycan type, and matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight profiles were consistent with the B...
May 2017: MSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646126/how-a-helix-imposes-palmitoylation-of-a-membrane-protein-what-one-can-learn-from-ncx
#5
Daniel Khananshvili
Palmitoylation is a critical post-translational modification that anchors proteins to, and regulates transport across, the lipid bilayer. Palmitoylation enzymes have been assumed to select their substrates based on a protein's primary sequence, but a consensus sequence has been slow to emerge. A study of the sodium/calcium exchanger now suggests that secondary structure may hold the key to understanding the determinants of this modification.
June 23, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622918/angiosperm-plant-desiccation-tolerance-hints-from-transcriptomics-and-genome-sequencing
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Valentino Giarola, Quancan Hou, Dorothea Bartels
Desiccation tolerance (DT) in angiosperms is present in the small group of resurrection plants and in seeds. DT requires the presence of protective proteins, specific carbohydrates, restructuring of membrane lipids, and regulatory mechanisms directing a dedicated gene expression program. Many components are common to resurrection plants and seeds; however, some are specific for resurrection plants. Understanding how each component contributes to DT is challenging. Recent transcriptome analyses and genome sequencing indicate that increased expression is essential of genes encoding protective components, recently evolved, species-specific genes and non-protein-coding RNAs...
June 13, 2017: Trends in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620036/substrate-selectivity-in-the-zdhhc-family-of-s-acyltransferases
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Kimon Lemonidis, Christine Salaun, Marianna Kouskou, Cinta Diez-Ardanuy, Luke H Chamberlain, Jennifer Greaves
S-acylation is a reversible lipid modification occurring on cysteine residues mediated by a family of membrane-bound 'zDHHC' enzymes. S-acylation predominantly results in anchoring of soluble proteins to membrane compartments or in the trafficking of membrane proteins to different compartments. Recent work has shown that although S-acylation of some proteins may involve very weak interactions with zDHHC enzymes, a pool of zDHHC enzymes exhibit strong and specific interactions with substrates, thereby recruiting them for S-acylation...
June 15, 2017: Biochemical Society Transactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586389/characterization-of-the-species-malassezia-pachydermatis-and-re-evaluation-of-its-lipid-dependence-using-a-synthetic-agar-medium
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Laura Puig, M Rosa Bragulat, Gemma Castellá, F Javier Cabañes
The genus Malassezia includes lipophilic yeasts, which are part of the skin microbiota of various mammals and birds. Unlike the rest of Malassezia species, M. pachydermatis is described as non-lipid-dependent, as it is able to grow on Sabouraud glucose agar (SGA) without lipid supplementation. In this study we have examined the phenotypic variability within M. pachydermatis and confirmed its lipid-dependent nature using a synthetic agar medium. We used a selection of representative non-lipid-dependent strains from different animal species and three atypical lipid-dependent strains of this species, which were not able to grow after multiple passages on SGA...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575526/reconstructing-the-suberin-pathway-in-poplar-by-chemical-and-transcriptomic-analysis-of-bark-tissues
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Meghan K Rains, Nayana Dilini Gardiyehewa de Silva, Isabel Molina
The tree bark periderm confers the first line of protection against pathogen invasion and abiotic stresses. The phellogen (cork cambium) externally produces cork (phellem) cells that are dead at maturity; while metabolically active, these tissues synthesize cell walls, as well as cell wall modifications, namely suberin and waxes. Suberin is a heteropolymer with aliphatic and aromatic domains, composed of acylglycerols, cross-linked polyphenolics and solvent-extractable waxes. Although suberin is essentially ubiquitous in vascular plants, the biochemical functions of many enzymes and the genetic regulation of its synthesis are poorly understood...
June 1, 2017: Tree Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524084/bordetella-holmesii-lipid-a-structures-and-corresponding-genomic-sequences-comparison-in-three-clinical-isolates-and-the-reference-strain-atcc-51541
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Valérie Bouchez, Sami AlBitar-Nehmé, Alexey Novikov, Nicole Guiso, Martine Caroff
Bordetella holmesii can cause invasive infections but can also be isolated from the respiratory tract of patients with whooping-cough like symptoms. For the first time, we describe the lipid A structure of B. holmesii reference strain ATCC 51541 (alias NCTC12912 or CIP104394) and those of three French B. holmesii clinical isolates originating from blood (Bho1) or from respiratory samples (FR4020 and FR4101). They were investigated using chemical analyses, gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS), and matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-mass spectrometry (MALDI-MS)...
May 18, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435686/apple-dwarfing-rootstocks-exhibit-an-imbalance-in-carbohydrate-allocation-and-reduced-cell-growth-and-metabolism
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Toshi M Foster, Peter A McAtee, Chethi N Waite, Helen L Boldingh, Tony K McGhie
Apple dwarfing rootstocks cause earlier shoot termination and reduced root and shoot mass. To identify physiological factors responsible for rootstock-induced growth restriction, we compared vascular-enriched gene expression between two dwarfing rootstocks ('M27' and 'M9') and the vigorous rootstock 'M793' using RNA sequencing and quantitative reverse transcriptase PCR. Differentially expressed genes common to both dwarfing rootstocks belonged to five main biological processes: (1) primary metabolism, (2) cell wall synthesis and modification, (3) secondary metabolism, (4) hormone signalling and response and (5) redox homeostasis...
2017: Horticulture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433721/optimizing-the-restored-chemotactic-behavior-of-anticancer-agent-salmonella-enterica-serovar-typhimurium-vnp20009
#12
Katherine M Broadway, Seungbeum Suh, Bahareh Behkam, Birgit E Scharf
Bacteria, including strains of Salmonella, have been researched and applied as therapeutic cancer agents for centuries. Salmonella are particularly of interest due to their facultative anaerobic nature, facilitating colonization of differentially oxygenated tumor regions. Additionally, Salmonella can be manipulated with relative ease, resulting in the ability to attenuate the pathogen or engineer vectors for drug delivery. It was recently discovered that the anti-cancer Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium strain VNP20009 is lacking in chemotactic ability, due to a non-synonymous single nucleotide polymorphism in cheY...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395341/electrophilic-aldehyde-products-of-lipid-peroxidation-selectively-adduct-to-heat-shock-protein-90-and-arylsulfatase-a-in-stallion-spermatozoa%C3%A2
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Sally E Hall, R John Aitken, Brett Nixon, Nathan D Smith, Zamira Gibb
Oxidative stress is a major determinant of mammalian sperm function stimulating lipid peroxidation cascades that culminate in the generation of potentially cytotoxic aldehydes. The aim of this study was to assess the impact of such aldehydes on the functionality of stallion spermatozoa. The impact of exposure to exogenous acrolein (ACR) and 4-hydroxynonenal (4HNE) was manifested in a highly significant dose- and time-dependent increase in mitochondrial reactive oxygen species (ROS), total cellular ROS, a decrease in sperm motility, and a time-dependent increase in lipid peroxidation...
January 1, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377111/genome-wide-identification-of-micrornas-involved-in-fatty-acid-and-lipid-metabolism-of-brassica-napus-by-small-rna-and-degradome-sequencing
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Zhiwei Wang, Yan Qiao, Jingjing Zhang, Wenhui Shi, Jinwen Zhang
Rapeseed (Brassica napus) is an important cash crop considered as the third largest oil crop worldwide. Rapeseed oil contains various saturation or unsaturation fatty acids, these fatty acids, whose could incorporation with TAG form into lipids stored in seeds play various roles in the metabolic activity. The different fatty acids in B. napus seeds determine oil quality, define if the oil is edible or must be used as industrial material. miRNAs are kind of non-coding sRNAs that could regulate gene expressions through post-transcriptional modification to their target transcripts playing important roles in plant metabolic activities...
July 1, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373551/identification-of-specific-posttranslational-o-mycoloylations-mediating-protein-targeting-to-the-mycomembrane
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Clément Carel, Julien Marcoux, Valérie Réat, Julien Parra, Guillaume Latgé, Françoise Laval, Pascal Demange, Odile Burlet-Schiltz, Alain Milon, Mamadou Daffé, Maryelle G Tropis, Marie A M Renault
The outer membranes (OMs) of members of the Corynebacteriales bacterial order, also called mycomembranes, harbor mycolic acids and unusual outer membrane proteins (OMPs), including those with α-helical structure. The signals that allow precursors of such proteins to be targeted to the mycomembrane remain uncharacterized. We report here the molecular features responsible for OMP targeting to the mycomembrane of Corynebacterium glutamicum, a nonpathogenic member of the Corynebacteriales order. To better understand the mechanisms by which OMP precursors were sorted in C...
April 18, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344321/broad-spectrum-antiviral-activity-for-paramyxoviruses-is-modulated-by-biophysical-properties-of-fusion-inhibitory-peptides
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Cyrille Mathieu, Marcelo T Augusto, Stefan Niewiesk, Branka Horvat, Laura M Palermo, Giuseppina Sanna, Silvia Madeddu, Devra Huey, Miguel A R B Castanho, Matteo Porotto, Nuno C Santos, Anne Moscona
Human paramyxoviruses include global causes of lower respiratory disease like the parainfluenza viruses, as well as agents of lethal encephalitis like Nipah virus. Infection is initiated by viral glycoprotein-mediated fusion between viral and host cell membranes. Paramyxovirus viral fusion proteins (F) insert into the target cell membrane, and form a transient intermediate that pulls the viral and cell membranes together as two heptad-repeat regions refold to form a six-helix bundle structure that can be specifically targeted by fusion-inhibitory peptides...
March 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323072/impairment-of-the-class-iia-bacteriocin-receptor-function-and-membrane-structural-changes-are-associated-to-enterocin-crl35-high-resistance-in-listeria-monocytogenes
#17
Emilse Masias, Fernando G Dupuy, Paulo Ricardo da Silva Sanches, Juan Vicente Farizano, Eduardo Cilli, Augusto Bellomio, Lucila Saavedra, Carlos Minahk
BACKGROUND: Enterocin CRL35 is a class IIa bacteriocin with anti-Listeria activity. Resistance to these peptides has been associated with either the downregulation of the receptor expression or changes in the membrane and cell walls. The scope of the present work was to characterize enterocin CRL35 resistant Listeria strains with MICs more than 10,000 times higher than the MIC of the WT sensitive strain. METHODS: Listeria monocytogenes INS7 resistant isolates R2 and R3 were characterized by 16S RNA gene sequencing and rep-PCR...
March 18, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301719/a-reconfigured-kennedy-pathway-which-promotes-efficient-accumulation-of-medium-chain-fatty-acids-in-leaf-oils
#18
Kyle B Reynolds, Matthew C Taylor, Darren P Cullerne, Christopher L Blanchard, Craig C Wood, Surinder P Singh, James R Petrie
Medium chain fatty acids (MCFA, C6-14 fatty acids) are an ideal feedstock for biodiesel and broader oleochemicals. In recent decades, several studies have used transgenic engineering to produce MCFA in seeds oils, though these modifications result in unbalance membrane lipid profiles that impair oil yields and agronomic performance. Given the ability to engineer non-seed organs to produce oils, we have previously demonstrated that MCFA profiles can be produced in leaves, but this also results in unbalanced membrane lipid profiles and undesirable chlorosis and cell death...
March 16, 2017: Plant Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286565/everolimus-in-the-management-of-metastatic-neuroendocrine-tumours
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REVIEW
David L Chan, Eva Segelov, Simron Singh
Neuroendocrine tumours are increasing in incidence and cause a variety of symptoms. The mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathway plays a key role in neuroendocrine tumour (NET) pathogenesis, leading to increased lipid synthesis, protein synthesis and cellular growth. Upregulation of this pathway is noted in both hereditary and sporadic NETs. This understanding has led to investigations of mTOR inhibitors as therapy for metastatic NETs. After promising preclinical findings, everolimus, an mTOR inhibitor, was trialled in the RADIANT-1-4 studies on patients with advanced, well differentiated NETs...
January 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259411/genetic-and-functional-analysis-of-the-bovine-uterine-microbiota-part-ii-purulent-vaginal-discharge-versus-healthy-cows
#20
M L S Bicalho, S Lima, C H Higgins, V S Machado, F S Lima, R C Bicalho
The aim of this study was to characterize, using metagenomic shotgun DNA sequencing, the intrauterine microbial population and its predicted functional diversity within healthy cows and cows presenting purulent vaginal discharge (PVD). Twenty Holstein dairy cows from a single farm were enrolled in the study at 25 to 35 d postpartum. Purulent vaginal discharge was diagnosed by retrieving and scoring vaginal discharge using the Metricheck device (Simcro, Hamilton, New Zealand). Intrauterine samples for metagenomic analysis were collected by the cytobrush technique from 8 cows diagnosed with PVD and 12 healthy cows...
May 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
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